On March 1, 1903, Mrs. Mary Clark
Zimmerman, who had been a Daughter since 1897, invited 17 women to join
her in forming a Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter in
Wooster. Her efforts were rewarded when on March 19, 1904, the chapter
was officially organized. The first regular meeting was held on
December 31, 1904, with Mrs. Amy Scovel Mullins presiding. At this
meeting the Chapter name, General Wooster -
Wayne was chosen, honoring two
Revolutionary War heroes. In 1905, the name was changed to
In 1917, Wooster-Wayne was
primarily responsible for the early organization of the Red Cross in
Wooster, OH. When the new public library was completed in 1967, the
Chapter donated bookcases. Three years later, the Chapter donated its
entire genealogy collection to The Wayne Co. Public Library. Today the
collection is available for public use and secure for posterity.
Many books have been added to the collection over
Wooster-Wayne has had the honor of
having as one of its members Ohio's last surviving Real Granddaughter.
Mrs. Maud Knight died March 8, 1978. She had celebrated her 90th
birthday on Sept. 14, 1977. Her grandfather, Seth Marvin, was 16 when
he fought at the Battle of Wyoming in PA and was 104 when he
died in 1865.
During its 90 years, Wooster-Wayne
has been a loyal supporter of our National Society & its objectives
both materially and financially. We mark graves of Revolutionary Soldiers in Wayne and Holmes Co. as they
are located. We purchase American
flags for the community. We support our children's education
with donations to schools, a yearly essay contest, and
the selection of a 12th grade Good Citizen. We remember our veterans
with visits and gifts to Hilltop Villa. We support our current state
regent in her goal of repairing Ohio's Madonna of the Trail Statue.
At age 94, our Chapter is still a
vital part of the community. Today our chapter
has 107 members. We meet monthly and welcome new members.
Ancestors are listed on one of the
following pages. If you find
you are related to a Wooster-Wayne member, we will be happy
to share the genealogy found on her application.
The Ohio Society home page contains a list of Ohio chapters. If
you are interested in DAR membership and live outside the state of
Ohio, please visit the NSDAR Home Page. There you will find many links to other states and
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