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Welcome to the DAR and to Comfort Wood Chapter
Committed to the DAR mission objectives of historic
preservation, education, and patriotism.



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The newly restored Wharton County Courthouse
is
an 1888 design by famed architect Eugene Heimer.  
 

Comfort Wood Chapter was organized April 20, 1914, in Wharton, Texas. Comfort Wood was born in 1755 at Little Compton, Rhode Island.  She was the daughter of George Wood, an officer in the Revolutionary War. In 1775, she married Billings Grinnell, also an officer in the Revolution. Mrs. Annie Soule Gifford, one of the original chapter members, was a direct descendant of Comfort Wood. The chapter honored Mrs. Gifford by choosing the name "Comfort Wood" because of her efforts in keeping the chapter alive during its growing pains. She was a faithful member until her death in 1954. The organizing regent of Comfort Wood was Mrs. H.A. Cline. Charter members were Mrs. Cline, Mrs. G.C. Gifford, Miss Annie Gifford, Mrs. Burton H. Hart, Misses Genevieve and Dora Powers, Mrs. J.J. Ward, Mrs. R.H. Waelder, Mrs. Arthur LeBebre, Mrs. H.M. Odom, Mrs. Edith D. Muehs, and Miss Eleanor Van Tuyle.

 
 

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