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Wooster-Wayne Chapter

History

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 - General Wayne was chosen, honoring two Revolutionary War heroes. In 1905, the name was changed to Wooster-Wayne.

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 the years.

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.  Our 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.

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