| Charter Members
25 JUN 1908
|Mary C. Adams
M. F. Jackson
||Bernice M. Russell
||Anna S. N. Savage
E. C. Bass
||Della C. Small
||Sadie B. Small
|Flora J. Brown
||Miranda N. Marston
||Adelaide S. Smith
|Anna B.H. Coburn
M. N. Mayhew
|M. Idella Farmer
||Florence M. Norton
||Josephine H. Norton
||Edith E. Thompson
|Matilda M. Gonyou
F. N. Gray
K. C. Pillsbury
A bronze memorial tablet inscribed: "U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana
Harbor, Feb. 15, 1898, cast from metal recovered from
the U.S.S. Maine" was presented to the Chapter by Mrs. Annie Waite, a
The Chapter placed a marker near the site of Benedict Arnold's camp-
four miles from Stratton and one mile from Eustis. Inscription on the
marker is, "To commemorate Col. Benedict Arnold's Expedition to
Quebec-1775. This tablet is erected by Mrs. Sarah Lambert Prescott for
Colonial Daughters chapter, D.A.R., Farmington, Maine, 1913."
- 1917-1919: chapter members devoted much of their time to Red
- 1919-1921: The chapter supported a French War orphan.
- 1925-1927: The chapter bought a chair in Constitution Hall in
memory of Mrs. Harriet P. Keyes.
- 1933-1935:The chapter observed its 25th Anniversary June 27,
1933, when eight charter members and seven past regents were present.
- 1935-1937: The chapter paid all State and National quotas for
the first time. "The
Coos Trail," written by Helen W. Davis, was sent to Washington.
- 1937-1938: The chapter planted a blue spruce on the Court
House lawn to observe the
150th anniversary of the Ratification of the Constitution and the 100th
anniversary of the establishment of Franklin County.
- 1938-1940: The chapter voted to pay balance due State
Endowment Fund. Entertained
State Fall Advisory Board Meeting. The original deed, 150 years old, of
the Town of Farmington, was framed and presented to the Public Library
by the chapter.
- 1940-1942: The chapter entertained District No. 7 when Miss
McIlroy - State Regent,
Mrs. Morgan - Vice President General, Mrs. Binford - Nat'l Chairman of
the Magazine, as well as several State Officers were present. In 1941
Miss Lois Fellows served as page at the Continental Congress. In 1942
Mrs. Rachel N. Luce served as page, the Continental Congress being in
Chicago that year.
- 1942-1944: The chapter purchased a $1000 War Bond. Gave money
for Blood Plasma Bank
Equipment. Members have given many, many hours to Red Cross work and
Civilian Defense, one member having over 1,500 hours to her credit. In
1942 Miss Eleanor Mosher of Wilton, a Good Citizen Pilgrim, won a $100
War Bond in place of the usual trip to the Continental Congress.
- 1944-1946: The chapter contributed $7 for stained glass window
in Memorial Bell Tower
at Valley Forge. Gave $10 toward the Maine Star on the
Birthday Bell in honor of our Honorary State Regent, Mrs. Charles W.
Steele. Through the years, the chapter members have attended
Court to give out manuals and to present small U.S.Flags to new
- 1946-1948: The Chapter gained 9 new members; manuals &
flags sent to the Naturalization Courts.
- 1948-1950: The chapter observed its 40th Anniversary. Ten
Revolutionary War Soldiers
graves located & marked. Worked with the Library Association
rearranging and adding to the Genealogical References Room. Worked with
local schools on Washington's & Lincoln's Birthday Observances,
with approximately 1,000 students participating. Distributed 200 DAR
Manuals for Citizenship. Had exhibition of a plaque made of metal from
the Battleship Maine.
- 1950-1952: The chapter distributed
310 manuals & flags to new citizens at Naturalization Court.
Donated Genealogies & genealogical records to Farmington Public
Library. Books were given to the DAR Library. A box of clothing was
sent to the
Kate Duncan Smith School.
- 1952-1954: The chapter donated boxes of clothing to Tamassee
& Kate Duncan Smith School.
- 1954-1956: The chapter observed Constitution week. Sent $45.00
for advertising in the
DAR Magazine. The Regent and one member attended the 64th Continental
- 1956-1958: $109.50 for DAR Magazine advertising. Award of
Merit given to Dr. George Loring Pratt, physician & public
- 1958-1960: The chapter celebrated its 50th Anniversary. Boxes
were packed for Passamaquoddy
Indians & Kate Duncan Smith schools. The chapter was
represented at Continental
- 1960-1961: Boxes were packed for Kate Duncan Smith school.
- 1961-1963: The chapter presented a 50-star flag and a plaque
to a local
school. American History Month was observed. The chapter was
represented at Continental
- 1963-1964: The chapter acquired by deed the
Elizabeth Dyar Memorial.
- 1965-1966: The chapter dedicated a tamarack tree at the grave
Nichols Dyar, a Revolutionary War Heroine.
- 1966-1968: The chapter honored
2 Charter Members and 7 others with 50 years or more membership, by
presenting them with corsages and silver trays inscribed with their
names and dates of membership. A picture of the home of
Mme. Lillian Nordica, "The Yankee Diva," was contributed to
the Maine page of the DAR
Magazine. Contributions were made to the refurbishing of DAR
- 1968-1969: The regent and one member attended Continental
- 1969-1970: Five Good Citizens and their Mothers honored on
- 1970-1972: The chapter presented a silver tray to 50-year
- 1972-1975: A silver
tray was presented to 50-year members Thelma Connors, Edith
Mitchell, Isadore Stevens Martin, Iva Norton, and Gertrude Lane.
to the Elizabeth Dyar Memorial in Strong, took pictures and
meeting there. An afghan was made for Togus VA Hospital. Rededicated
ceremonies were held at the Bigelow
marker in September of 1975, the original having been placed 13 July
- 1975-1977: Silver
trays given to Florence Goodspeed, Susie Lovejoy, and Flora Odell.
to The Norlands for the April 1977 meeting and a tour.
- 1977-1979: Members made
an afghan for Togus.
Opportunity Farm speaker, Leslie Wright, came for Nov. 1977 meeting.
In March 1978 a speaker came from the VA. A plaque was
the Courthouse and members visited the tree planted there
many years ago.
- 1979-1981: In 1981 State Regent Valdine Atwood visited and
honored our 50-Year members.
- 1981-1983: A silver
tray was presented to Sara Folger. A marker was placed
and a service was held at the
grave of Jonathan Knowlton. The chapter placed a flag marker and
Tibbetts Cemetery for Frances Meader and did a considerable amount of
work in local cemeteries.
- 1983-1985: Restoration
work was done on the Dyar Memorial in Freeman. We cleaned stones
grounds, and put up new signs and had our meeting there. Silver trays
given to 50-year members Rachel Luce and Barbara Flint. Members had a
visit and service at New Vineyard for Nathan Daggett at Eustis at the
Cathedral of the Pines.
- 1985-1987: Lucille Fronk was elected regent. Fifty year
Mrs. Barbara Flint, Mrs. Valton Neil and Mrs. Rachel Luce were honored. Freda Kelley addressed
first graders about the meaning of Memorial Day. The chapter's Fourth
of July float took
honorable mentioned. State
Regent Mrs. E. Joel Bois of Falmouth visited the chapter. The chapter
was recognized by
Ellis Island Centennial Committee.
Deceased members were Helen Irene Hodgkins and
- 1987-1989: Joy
Gilbank was installed as Regent as Geraldine A. Staples passed on. A
program was presented by Mrs. Lucille Fronk. The chapter received a
Continental Congress Award
Conservation of Printing Funds. Members dressed the part at meeting on
chapter history. Mrs.
Currier C. Holman is 50
year member. Good Citizen candidates: Deborah Parlin, Michelle Roth,
Dawn Jackson, Bethany Tilton, and Charles Allen.
marked graves of Irene Hawkins and Rachel Collins.
- 1997-1999: Eleanor Mitchell was honored for her 74
- 1999-2001: Eleanor Mitchell and Isabelle Jack
Pierson’s graves marked.
- 2001-2003: Members clean-up Elizabeth Dyar Memorial. Good
Citizens Danielle Adams, Lindsay Burtchell, Emma Carlson, Sarah
Drosdik and Celina Purrington honored. The chapter provided gifts for
veterans at Togus. Grave were marked for Florence Voter Jackson. Albert
was presented HODAR award.
- 2003-2005: Graves were marked for
Beverly Grant Rackliffe, Jean Syme,
Abigail Ouellette, and Myrtie Flood. Good Citizens were
Shredder, Jocelyn Plog, Elizabeth Cormier, Sara DeMillo and winner
Andrew Moreau. The chapter concluded a long program for Korean War
year members honored were Clarice
Sturtevant and Madeline Frend.
In September 2005 we replaced the 184
year old broken stone of Ebenezer Butterfield, Jr at the Butterfield
cemetery. In June 2005 we honored 2 Fifty year members Joy Gilbank and