Major Francis Grice
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
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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update October 1, 2018