Oliver Wiley Chapter DAR celebrates 100 years

first_img Elizabeth Wiley Davids agreed to take responsibility for the organization of the local Chapter and sent an application to the state regent.Davids was accepted as an at-large member of the DAR and appointed organizing regent of the local Chapter.After several weeks, the number of members required to form a chapter was reached. Then, on January 22, 1914, a called meeting was held at the home of W.L. Davids on College Street. Nineteen charter members were enrolled.A name for the Chapter was discussed. Because the lineal descendants of the patriot, Oliver Wiley were the original and moving spirits in the organization of the Chapter and in appreciation of their efforts, the Chapter unanimously voted that the Chapter be named Oliver Wiley Chapter DAR. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Oliver Wiley Chapter DAR celebrates 100 years By Jaine Treadwell Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Motorists brave treacherous roads PHOTO/MONA MOOREIt was another day at the office for Jerry Russell. He and most of his crew reported bright and… read more Email the author Skip Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder The Oliver Wiley Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is celebrating its 100th anniversary this month.The local chapter of the DAR was organized Jan. 22, 1914.In the summer of 1913, Ella Wiley Smith of Austin, Texas was a guest in the home of her cousin, the late Oliver C. Wiley on College Street in Troy. Print Article Smith was ardent and enthusiastic member of the DAR and a zealous worker in her hometown Chapter and in the state DAR.She had recently returned from Concord, North Carolina where she had visited an old cemetery, which was located on the summit of one of the highest hills in Cabarrus County. Many pioneers and soldiers of the American Revolution were buried there. Among the graves was that of Oliver Wiley who served as captain of the First Battalion of Mecklenburg.While Smith was visiting in Troy, a small group of relatives was inspired by Smith and decided to for a local DAR Chapter. Sponsored Content Latest Stories On Smith’s return to Troy, she brought with her a short length of wood from an oak tree growing next to the grave of Oliver Wiley. She requested that a gavel for the Chapter be made from the wood.However, two gavels were made from the wood. One gavel as given to the First Regent Olive Wiley and the other to the Chapter.Called meetings were held to draw up bylaws and rules of order in accordance with the National Society. The members also chose the Chapter flower, the golden rod, and adopted the motto, “God, Home and Country.”The first regular meeting was held on Oct. 14, 1914. The Chapter’s purpose was to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence, to promote the of an enlightened public opinion and to foster patriotic citizenship.To be eligible for membership in the DAR, a woman must be a descendant of one with unfailing loyalty to the cause of American Independence and served in one of the Colonial States or was recognized as a patriot.Oliver Wiley 2013-2014 Chapter officers are Mimi Dorrill, regent; Mabeth Gibson and Jean Laliberte, vice regents; Juanita Bush, chaplain; Patsy Folmar, recording secretary; Mary Alice Sanders, corresponding secretary; Rita Moore, treasurer; Karen Bullard, registrar; Jacqueline Floyd, historian; Sara Lee Dunbar, librarian; and Rebecca Skibba, parliamentarian. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 3:52 pm Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more