History of the Ottawa Chapter


The original Ottawawa Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was organized in August 1906 with sixteen members.  Their fifty-five years in existence, the chapter did many things to further the work of the DAR.  The Ottawa Chapter of the DAR was re-organized June 9 1977, in the Kensington Room of the Fogcutter Restaurant, Port Huron, Michigan. The new chapter used the Ottawa name which means in Native American, Algonquian language, "to trade."


Organizing Members


Theodora Haney, Organizing Regent

Dorothy Aurand   Lois Haar
Jean Banning  Helen Johnson
Alice Butler    Alma Mackley
Beverly Butler    Bernice Miller
Virginia Coniglio      Marjorie Owens 
Mary Elizabeth Currie  Frances Sturges
Wanda Dulaney  Evelyn Sullivan


Susan B. Anthony Connection...

       In 2010, the Susan B. Anthony Museum in Rochester, NY agreed to receive from Jean Waddell a Suffragette collection that had belonged to her great-grandmother.  As a member of Ottawa Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Port Huron MI, Jean donated the collection on behalf of Ottawa Chapter MI NSDAR.

     The collection included three “crazy” quilts now located in the Susan B. Anthony Museum in Rochester, NY.  The quilts were made from Susan’s old dresses by her good friend, Louise Bingham Reynolds, and donated by Louise’s great-granddaughter, Jean Cleland Waddell.




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