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Daughters of the American Revolution

By Mrs. Frank W. Farnam

The Daughters of the American Revolution was organized in Washington. D.C., October 11, 1890, with eighteen members. Begun twenty-eight years ago by a mere handful of women for genealogical, historic and educational purposes, the society has expanded into an organization of practical patriotism. There is a membership roll of 146,400; 1,662 Chapters, covering every State and Territory of the United States as well as many foreign countries.

Memorial Continental Hall, erected in 1904, located between the White House and the Washington Monument, is a splendid memorial to the men and women patriots of the Revolution. This property, valued at three-quarters of a million dollars, is held under a charter granted by the United States Government--the only one of its kind granted to any patriotic society--and is free from taxation by special act of Congress.

In Madison County three Chapters have been organized--James Madison Chapter of Hamilton, Mrs. Robert W. Crane, Regent. with a membership of 94; Owaghena Chapter of Cazenovia, Mrs. Frederick D. Keppel, Regent, with a membership of 54; and Skenandoah Chapter of Oneida. Mrs. Frank W. Farnam, Regent, with 84 members.

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