Thirty-two years after the first Chapter of Daughters of American Revolution was organized in Washington, D.C., Marceline Continental Chapter was effected, Nov. 10, 1922, with a membership of twenty-seven.
The first Regent was Mrs. E. W. Gilmore. Present officers are: Gertrude Kincheloe, Regent; Myrl Oldham, Vice-Regent; Iva Nash, Recording Sec’y.; Maxine Buck, Corresponding Sec’y.; Ethel Dexter, Treasurer; Josephine Gambill, Registrar; Bertha Schutte, Historian and Librarian; Geneva Rioth, Chaplain.
Daughters of American Revolution is reserved to those whose ancestry aided in establishing American Independence. In September, each year, Constitution Week is observed, and in February, American History Month is sponsored.
Continental Chapter gives each year American History and Good Citizenship awards to Marceline and Northwestern schools. Gifts are given each Christmas to School of the Ozarks. The programs are those recommended by the National Society, using special historical themes.
The present membership is 33, with the following five charter members: Messers C. U. Murray, Ruby Wolfe, Myrtle Steiner, Robert Cruze and Annah Pearl Whiteman. The picture was taken when State Regent, Mrs. J. Bentley Cash, Springfield, made a visit to Marceline to honor the Charter Members.