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Welcome to the National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars website  

  

The Daughters of Colonial Wars in the State of Massachusetts was organized at the Hotel Brunswick, Boston, Massachusetts, on May 14, 1917, Mrs. Frank Dexter Ellison, President, and incorporated on May 27, 1921.  On April 18, 1932, the National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars was organized in Washington, D.C., Mrs. Frank Dexter Ellison, President.  The society was subsequently incorporated in the State of New Jersey on November 22, 1935.

 

OBJECTS OF THE NATIONAL SOCIETY

1. To honor and perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who, by their acts and counsel, assisted in the establishment, defense and preservation of the American Colonies.

2. To collect and preserve records relative to the American Colonial Period, and records of service of men who assisted in the establishment, defense and preservation of the American Colonies.

3. To promote historical research and the study of history and to commemorate the events of the American Colony Period between 1607 and 1775.

4. To inspire patriotism and loyalty to our country.

5. To foster a spirit of fellowship among the members of the Society. 

  

OFFICIAL SYMBOLS


The Tudor rose is the official flower of the society, and the official colors are red, white, and blue.  A symbol of unity, the Tudor rose (representing the end of the 40-year struggle for possession of the English throne known as the War of the Roses) is supported by the crosses of St. George and St. Andrew as they are depicted on the Union Flag of 1707.  The Tudor rose consists of the larger red rose of Lancaster with the smaller white rose of York impressed upon it -- five petals upon five petals.  In 1584 the first English colony in North America was claimed in the name of Queen Elizabeth I of England, the last Tudor monarch.

 

 

INSIGNIA

The official insignia of the National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars consists of a round disk with a gold laurel wreath forming the outer edge.  In the center, enameled in red, white, and blue, are the combined Crosses of St. George and St. Andrew signifying the union of England and Scotland, after the Tudor reign.  Entwined in the laurel wreath is a ribbon of gold bearing the name, Society of Daughters of Colonial Wars.  Above is the Tudor Rose in gold, with five petals upon five petals.  The ribbon from which the insignia is suspended is one and seven-sixteenths inches in width; the center stripe of white is three-quarters of an inch wide, with successive stripes of red, white and blue on either side.

Our State Societies & Presidents

 Alabama: Annette Edgeworth Smith  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alaska:  Rosealice Brought Sittner  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Arizona: Emilie J. Siarkiewicz  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Arkansas: MarJo Dill (Mrs. Robert)  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

California: Susan Daniels  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Connecticut:  Niki Rittenhouse  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

District of Columbia:  Barbara Hensley Carpenter  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Florida:  Stephanie Murphy  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Georgia: Phyllis Fox Lawson  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Illinois: M. Kathryn Thompson Carey (Mrs. Roger Leon)  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Iowa:  Miss Christie Noble  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kentucky:  Anissa Davis (Mrs. Jeff)  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Louisiana:  Emily Delk Smith (Mrs. William Jay)  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Maine:  Sonia L Mallar (Mrs. Wayne H)   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Maryland:  Margaret Isabella Obert  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Massachusetts:  Carol Boulris (Mrs. Chester J.)  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Michigan:  Grace Elizabeth Bliss Smith (Mrs. Russell T.)  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Missouri:  Bernice Wulff (Mrs. Al H.)  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New York:  Vicky Kinney Goldman  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

North Carolina:  Dianne A. Robinson (Mrs. Charles C.)  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

North Dakota:  Laurie L. McHenry  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Oklahoma:  Donna Rush Lamb   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pennsylvania:  Sharon R. Capan (Mrs. David R.)  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

South Carolina:  Carolyn H. Coulter (Mrs. Garry W.)  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tennessee:  Laura Bales (Mrs. Richard)  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Texas:  Diane Agerton Dyess  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Virginia:  Courtenay Stanley  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Washington:  Diane Eagon  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

West Virginia:  Miss Jean Ann Elliott  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wisconsin:  Ruth Anderson   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

National Officers 2016 - 2019

National President:  L. Donna Hoffmann

1st Vice President:  Alice Strouse Ellingsberg

2nd Vice President:  Melanie K. Platte

National Chaplain:  Elaine Wagner

National Recording Secretary:  Jacque-Lynne Amann Schulman

National Corresponding Secretary:  Kelly Carey

National Organizing Secretary:  Kristin McDonald

National Treasurer:  Anne Farley

National Registrar:  Noreen Riffe

National Historian:  Carolyn Drennen

National Custodian:  Stacey Panei