Major Francis Grice Chapter

Wichita Falls, Texas

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Chapter History

In 1911, the 135th year of our independence, a small group of women gathered in Wichita Falls. Here in this young town on the Texas prairie, they organized a DAR Chapter. These pioneers chose to honor their ancestors, who, with countless others, made that freedom possible.

Mary Margaret Grice Burnside (Mrs. S. H.) served as the first regent and the members chose to name the chapter after her ancestor, Francis Grice, a Philadelphia ship builder. He served in the Quartermaster Department of the Army, where he attained the rank of Major. Captured by the British in September 1777, he was released in 1780.

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