The Vidette-Messenger Centennial EditionThe 1936 special edition celebrating Porter County's centennial year . . . .
The following article has been transcribed from the August 18, 1936, issue of The Vidette-Messenger, published in Valparaiso, Indiana. This particular special edition focuses on Porter County's centennial celebration and contains a 94-page compendium of Porter County history up to that time.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso,
Porter County, Indiana; August 18, 1936; Volume 10, Section 4, Page 14.
C. A. R. Was Organized On April 26, 1924
The Elizabeth Bassett Harrison Society of the Children of the American Revolution was organized on April 26, 1921, the organization meeting being held at the home of Alfreda Putnam. Mrs. George F. Chester was appointed senior president. Mrs. Alice Gregory was elected junior president; Isabel Ely, recording secretary; Margaret Stapleton, corresponding secretary; James Chester, treasurer; Alfreda Putnam, historian; and Jack Chester, color bearer. Other charter members were Marvin Cook, Velma Cook, Rosemary Ely, Worthington Ely, Laura B. Gregory, and Sarah Jane Stapleton. Junior presidents serving in the order named were: Mary Alice Gergory, Isabel Ely, Anna Mae Stewart, Velma Cook and Alfreda Putnam. This organization is patriotic in purpose, and members may transfer to the D. A. R. and the S. A. R. upon reaching maturity. Senior presidents in the order named are Mrs. George F. Chester, Mrs. Ralph Powell, and Mrs. Allan McKollips. Mrs. Chester is now serving as Indiana's director of the organization.
Article transcribed by Steven R. Shook