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Corpus Christi Chapter NSDAR

Corpus Christi, Texas      




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Chapter meetings are held on the third Friday of the month, September through May, unless otherwise determined.

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A Brief History of Our Chapter

Mrs. Frank A. Tompkins called a meeting at her home on July 21, 1926, for the purpose of organizing a National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) chapter in Corpus Christi, Texas. The chapter was officially organized on May 27, 1927, and named in honor of our historical city. Officers elected and installed at the time of organization were:

Regent, Mrs. Frank A. Tompkins; Vice Regent, Mrs. E.L. Bernard; Secretary, Mrs. Artemus Roberts; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. T.E. Lacy; Treasurer, Mrs. Sam P. Ingram, Jr.; Registrar, Mrs. Sam Rankin; Historian, Mrs. Charles A. Ellis

Charter members were: Mrs. E. L. Bernard, Miss S. B. Clark, Mrs. Josephine T. Ellis, Mrs. Sally Blacknall, Mrs. Boyd Brooks, Mrs. Sarah Q. Dean, Miss Susan Holderby, Mrs. Jenny A. Green, Mrs. Dorothy Price Ingram, Miss Constance McCaughn, Mrs. Jessie McCaughn, Mrs. Martha McDowell, Mrs. Helen Myers, Mrs. Pauline Morris, Mrs. Lillie Rankin, Mrs. Hermine Reed, Mrs. Frances Warnig, Mrs. Adele Wright, Mrs. Artemus Roberts, Mrs. Nellie A. Crow, Miss Ann Pittman, Mrs. V.L. Garnett, Mrs. Richard King, Mrs. Roy Miller, Mrs. Agnes Lacy, Mrs. Lucie Gill Price, Mrs. Ninn Bobbett Mount, Mrs. George Harvey Dunn, Mrs. Ena Mount Tompkins, Mrs. Lena Noble Cage, Mrs. Hazel Oatman Butler.

Taken from Texas State History of The Daughters of the American Revolution - 1991 reprint, Christine Jennings McKenzie, Texas State Historian 1988 - 1991.

We meet on the third Friday of the month, September through May, unless otherwise determined.

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National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

The Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America's future through better education.

Consider membership in the NSDAR, a volunteer women's service organization that honors and preserves the legacy of our patriot ancestors. More than 200 years ago, American patriots fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. As a member of DAR, you can continue this legacy by actively promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.


Our Mission

Corpus Christi Chapter NSDAR, promotes the National Society's mission of historic preservation, patriotism, and education through a variety of programs and activities. No matter where your interest lies, there are opportunities to participate.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is threefold—Patriotic, Historic, Educational.


Most DAR volunteer work is accomplished under a committee system. Members find many possibilities to serve within this system.


Since the DAR was founded; members have been involved in their communities with a wide variety of historic preservation projects. The members of Corpus Christi Chapter NSDAR believe in protecting our heritage for future generations.


Promoting the ideals of patriotism and love of country is as relevant today as it was in the year 1776. Our members believe in trying to make America a better place in which to live.


DAR members have always considered education an important aspect of the National Society's mission. Chapter members work with our local youth through various educational programs. In the Corpus Christi Chapter NSDAR we support area schools through our ROTC awards, American History and Christopher Columbus Essay Contests, and DAR Good Citizens program.

American History Essay Contest
DAR Good Citizens


Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership.

If you are working on your family genealogy and believe you are eligible; you want to begin to investigate your family past; you have a relative who belongs or belonged in the DAR and you are interested in membership, please contact us.


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