PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRTY-SIXTH CONFERENCE
Chapter of DAR Recently Organized
(Reprint from the Harrisville Paper)
An event of interest, not only to Ritchie County but also to the Daughters of the American Revolution of West Virginia, took place at Chensoncrest, home of Mrs. Eva C. Robinson, on September 27, 1941. At this time, a Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was organized, with Mrs. Robinson as organizing regent.
The Chapter is composed of a representative group of women of whom have most interesting lines-----some of whose descent make them eligible for membership in the Colonial Dames.
The name for the chapter is Anne Royall, named for the Pioneer American Woman Journalist (1769-1864) for whom Mrs. Eva Robinson was an ardent admirer.
In an age of timid journalism, she attacked with her pen many abuses and frauds in government, through her newspapers in Washington, DC. This did much to arouse public vigilance and established real freedom of the press.
During the anti-Masonic agitation (1826-1830) she was the outstanding defender of the order of which her husband, Major Royall, a Revolutionary soldier, was a member.
The founder of this Chapter, Mrs. Robinson, has the distinction of being the only woman in the State to have organized two chapters of Daughters of the American Revolution. She belongs to the Founders Club of the DAR---an organization to which only about forty women of the state are eligible.
The organization of this chapter has entailed much thoughtful effort, through which a living monument has been raised for educational and patriotic advancement of the community.
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