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Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-65

Daughters of Union Veterans
of the Civil War 1861-1865

Latha Jane Boyd,
Tent #1, Texas






Our next regular meeting will be on Saturday, January 28, 2017. If you are interested in joining us, please contact one of our officers listed below. You would be more than welcome!

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Greenwood Cemetery Dallas Tx | Bedford Cemetery, Bedford, Tx


DUV Expands Headquarters & Museum

Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War (1861-1865) was organized on May 30, 1885. Headquarters and Museum (which is open to the public) are located in Springfield, IL. DUV is a fraternally chartered, genealogical, historical, educational and patriotic organization open to women of lineal descent from an honorably discharged Union Veteran of the Civil War. Minimum age is 8 years of age. Local tents are spread throughout the United States.

Latha Jane Boyd Tent #1, the first tent in Texas was chartered in Arlington, Tx in 1989. Members are from all over the state of Texas. We participate in local patriotic and memorial services, Massing of Colors on Veteran's Day in Fort Worth, and the 4th of July parade in Arlington, TX. We have participated in many activities with our sister organization, United Daughters of the Confederacy. We maintain almost 100 graves and honor those veterans buried in the G.A.R. lot in Greenwood Cemetery in Dallas, TX. We are compiling a book of Union Civil War Veterans buried in the state of Texas to be published and placed in major libraries in the state of Texas. We have already published a book of members's Union soldiers and Pedigree charts for each member, and this has been placed in major libraries in Texas.



**NEW TENT PROJECTS**

.....We are compiling a supplement to our original book titled "Union Veterans of the Civil War Buried in the State of Texas". This will be an ongoing project. If you find the name of ANY Union Veteran that is buried in Texas, that was not already included in our original book, we will be happy to add that information to the ongoing project. There are copies of our first book in most of the major libraries throughout Texas. Send information to Mary Ann Stringer at txlady59@gmail.com

.....Our second project is that we are now selling copies of our original book titled "Union Veterans of the Civil War Buried in the State of Texas". That book was originally compiled by Kathy Wells and was printed in 1998. Member Barbara Aman converted the book into Adobe format and it is now available on either CD or DVD, whichever you prefer. To order a copy please send a check made out to DUV for $10.00 which covers the CD/DVD and the cost of postage. Send to Mary Ann Stringer, 2701 N. Grapevine Mills Blvd. #1817, Grapevine, TX 76051-2053 , or e-mail her at txlady59@gmail.com

if you have any questions. Be sure to send her your address along with the check.





      OFFICERS FOR 2017-2019

       

                                                              President, Mary Ann Springer
                                                              V. President, Lisa Kight
                                                              Registrar, Toby Hurley
                                                              Chaplain, Toby Hurley
                                                              Treasurer, Kathy Heaton Wells
                                                              Secretary, Sally Randolph North
                                                              Patriotic Instructor, Jennifer Holley Cobb
                                                              Historian, Kathy Heaton Wells
                                                              Press Correspondent, Connie Stevens
       


    MEET SOME OF OUR DUV MEMBERS


    (Left going clockwise) Susan Pena; Florence Chasey-Cohen; V. Prsident, Lisa Kight;
    Peggy Jentgens; Barbara Cobb; Secretary, Sally North; President, Maryann Stringer;
    Jeannette Marlow; Garnet Murphey; and Treasurer/Historian/Webmistress, Kathy Wells.

    TENT MEETINGS & INFORMATION 2017-2019


    Pictures from some of our
    Tent Meetings & Projects

    Latha Jane Boyd, Tent #1 meets 2-3 times a year, September thru May.
    For more information contact members listed above.

    
    
    January 28, 2017 - Saturday
    Business Meeting: First meeting of the year. We will meet at 11:00 a.m. at "Southern Recipes Grill - Banquet Room" located at 2715 N. Collins St, Arlington, TX.
    Breakfast/Lunch for purchase.

    April 22, 2017 - Saturday
    Business Meeting, 11:00 a.m. at "Southern Recipes Grill - Banquet Room", 2715 N. Collins St, Arlington, TX.
    Breakfast/Lunch for purchase.

    August 30 September 2, 2017 - Wednesday thru Saturday
    Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference 2015 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    http://www.fgs.org/cpage.php?pt=43

    September 23, 2017 - Saturday
    Business Meeting 11:00 a.m. "Southern Recipes Grill - Banquet Room", 2715 N. Collins St, Arlington, TX.
    Breakfast/Lunch for purchase.

    October 20-22, 2017 - Friday thru Saturday
    Texas State Genealogical Society Family History Conference Omni Houston Hotel Westside, Houston TX. Http://www.txsgs/conference/call-for-presentations/

    October 28, 2017 - Saturday
    Business Meeting 11:00 a.m. Southern Recipes Grill - Banquet Room, 2715 N. Collins St, Arlington, TX.
    Breakfast/Lunch for purchase.

    November 11, 2017 Veterans Day - Saturday
    Tarrant County Veterans Council - Veterans Day Parade North Main Street, Fort Worth TX. Opening Ceremony 11:00 am in Sundance Square
    http://tarrantcountyveterans.org/

    January 27, 2018 - Saturday
    Business Meeting 11:00 a.m. Southern Recipes Grill - Banquet Room, 2715 N. Collins St, Arlington, TX.
    Breakfast/Lunch for purchase.

    April 28, 2018 - Saturday
    Business Meeting 11:00 a.m. Southern Recipes Grill - Banquet Room, 2715 N. Collins St, Arlington, TX.
    Breakfast/Lunch for purchase.

    September 22, 2018 - Saturday
    Business Meeting 11:00 a.m. Southern Recipes Grill - Banquet Room, 2715 N. Collins St, Arlington, TX.
    Breakfast/Lunch for purchase.

    October 27, 2018 - Saturday
    Business Meeting 11:00 a.m. Southern Recipes Grill - Banquet Room, 2715 N. Collins St, Arlington, TX.
    Breakfast/Lunch for purchase.

    Upcoming Scheduled Business Meetings for 2018-2019:
    September 22, 2018;
    October 27, 2018;
    January 26, 2019;
    April 27, 2019;


    Veterans Day Ceremony,
    Ft Worth, Texas


    Participating in the ceremony was:
    (L to R)Susan Pena; Karen Bowman; Barbara Cobb; and Jeannette Marlow.


    New member Kelly Lindsey
    Set up a Civil War Display

    TENT PROJECTS

    • Purchased and had a dedication ceremony for our new monument honoring our Union Civil War Veterans we had installed at DFW Cemetery. The local S.U.V., Gen. James J. Byrne Camp, joined us with this large project.

    • Set up Civil War and other military displays in Arlington and other local libraries.

    • Made a large donation to the U.D.C. in their restoration of Sheridan's Flag No. 27 housed at the "Texas Civil War Museum."

    • Shipped boxes of personal items to Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    • Compiled and Printed a book titled "Union Veterans of the Civil War Buried in the State of Texas", which we donated to Libraries.

    • Purchased a Flagpole and Flag for the Dallas-FtWorth National Cemetery in Dallas. The cemetery placed a plaque at the base of the Flagpole. (pictured above)

    • Donated Funds for the preservation of the 1st Indiana Battery Battle Flag, which was taken at the Battle of Richmond, KY, and which is in the possession of the Texas UDC. (pictured below)

    • Contributed to the purchase of a Civil War Monument at Lost Creek Cemetery in Jacksboro, TX.

    • Purchased a Flag Pole for Avenue of Flags for Phase II at the National Cemetery in Dallas, Tx.

    • Purchased a Tent Flag, a State Flag which was flown over the State Capitol, and a U.S. Flag flown over the Capitol in Washington DC.

    • Participate in Veterans Day Ceremonies

    • Researching and Marking Union Veteran Graves in Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas, and other local cemeteries in the area.

    • Dedicated a Bronze Plaque at Greenwood Cemetery in Dallas in memory of 98 Union Soldiers buried there.

    • Participate in the annual 4th of July Parade in Arlington, Tx.

    • Participate in the annual Ft Worth Stock Show Parade.

    • Participate in the annual "Massing of Colors" Veterans Day Ceremony in Ft Worth

    • Participate in Memorial Day Ceremonies honoring Civil War Veterans

    • Compiled and Printed a book titled "Patriots and Pedigrees of Members of Latha Jane Boyd Tent No. 1, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865, Arlington, Tx."

    • Help maintain museum at National Headquarters in Springfield, Il.

    • Jointly work with Civil War Reenactors and other Civil War Organizations

    • Document Lineages and Genealogical Information

    • Take Part in National Projects


    Our Donation helped with the restoration of the
    1st Indiana Battery Battle Flag, now at the
    Texas Civil War Museum in Fort Worth.


    Museum owner Ray Richie and DUV Past President, Faye Chism holding the flag.


    Memorial Day Ceremony at the flagpole we sponsered at the Veteran's National Cemetery in Dallas, Tx.
    Also a picture of the Plaque that was placed at the base of the flag and flagpole.
    (L to R)Members: Barbara Aman, Faye Chism, Garnet Murphey, Ruth Dunlap, Kathy Wells, Ruth Hedden,
    Lisa Kight, and Connie Stevens.

    PAST PRESIDENTS

    Mildred HARRISON 1989-1992 Janie KING 1992-1993 Barbara AMAN 1993-1995 Kathy WELLS 1995-1997 Rosemarie LANDMESSER 1997-1998 Karen BOWMAN 1998-2000 Faye CHISM 2000-2004 Kathy WELLS 2004-2006 Garnet MURPHEY 2006-2008 Pat BRADDOCK 2008-2009 Susan PENA 2009-2012 Jeanette MARLOW 2012-2015

    In honor of our Organizing President, Mildred Harrison,
    the tent presented her with a certificate for
    "life membership" in our DUV tent.

    For Information about joining DUV contact:

    Toby Hurley, Registrar at 817-600-7616 or E-mail tjhurley81@gmail.com

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    For Information pertaining to the Website contact:

    Kathy Heaton Wells, webmistress, E-mail rebeltrumpet@verizon.net

    OUR 'REAL DAUGHTERS'

    (REAL-DAUGHTERS OF A UNION CIVIL WAR VETERAN THAT WERE MEMBERS OF OUR TENT)

    MEMBER DATE DECEASED Augusta Stevens RUNKEL September 24, 1992 Helen McKnight Johnson WALLACE August 16, 1995 Mary Lucy Gwinn GILBERT August 14, 1996 Allie Gardner JONES July 30, 1997

    The Last Widow of a Union Army Veteran Dies at Age 93

      Gertrude Janeway, the last surviving Union Army widow (of veteran John Janeway, 14th IlIinois Cavalry) and reportedly an Honorary member of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War died on Jan 17th at age 93.

      Mrs. Janeway who lived her whole life in Blaine Tennessee about 30 miles north of Knoxville, was born 44 years after the Civil War ended.

      Her husband (who enlisted under the name John January) was a 19-year-old Grainger County. Tennessee farm boy who ran away to enlist in 1864 after being encouraged by a group of Union horse soldiers that he met on his way to a Blount County grist mill. She said her husband rarely spoke about the war, when interviewed.

      The 17 year-old young woman married Mr. Janeway in 1927 when he was 81. He died in 1937 at age 91. She was to be buried near her husband's slender military tombstone at tiny New Corinth Church cemetery.

    Links to other sites on the Web

                            Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War Headquarters & National Homepage
                            Sarah Emma Edmonds Detached Texas Tent #4, DUV
                            Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Homepage
                            Sons of Confederate Veterans Homepage
                            United Daughters of the Confederacy Homepage

     


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