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The Helen Hinman Dwelle Chapter was organized February 1, 1926, in Northwood, Iowa. The name Helen Hinman Dwelle was chosen for the chapter name because she was the first member of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Worth County, Iowa, long before the chapter at Northwood existed. 


The Dwelle name is closely associated with the history of Worth county in its educational progress, in its material development, and in its political connections.


In 1864, Miss Helen Elizabeth Hinman and Horace V. Dwelle were united in marriage.  At the time of their marriage, Helen Hinman was a teacher in the public school at Bristol.  Helen Hinman Dwelle was born at Holland, Vermont, March 10, 1842.  Her ancestors were pioneer New England settlers and Revolutionary characters.  Her grandfather Timothy Hinman served throughout the entire Revolutionary War.  Her father was the first white boy born in Orleans County, Vermont.  In 1861 she came to Bristol, Worth County, Iowa, where her family had preceded her the year before. 


From the date of her marriage to her death, which occurred March 6, 1918, she resided continually at Northwood.  Five children were born into this family. Two daughters, Carrie Elizabeth and Mary Helen, died in infancy. Three sons, Horton Alphonso, Elmer Hinman, and Charles Horace, remained in Northwood.








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