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The Lucy Standish DAR Chapter was organized March 5, 1969, in Clarion, Iowa. The name Lucy Standish was chosen as a name for the chapter because of the number of her descendants among the organizing Daughters.  Lucy Standish married Isaac Meachem, a Revolutionary soldier, at Williamstown, Massachusetts, on Sept. 30, 1776.  They had 10 children.  Their son, Jabex Meachem, married Susan Terrill on September 10, 1809.  They had seven children and their son Alexander Hamilton Meachem was the founder of the family in Wright County.  Alexander married Henrietta Ingersoll on December 2, 1850.  They established a home on a farm northwest of Belmond where they raised a large family. Descendants who were members of Lucy Standish Chapter at time of organization are Icle Severson, Cloe Jenison, Lova McAlpine, Meredith Ersland, Michelle Ersland Door, Thelma Tegland Lindvall, Carrie Ann Richardson Olson, Gael Tegland Olson, Arline Jenison Richardson, and Cleona Leonard Tegland


The Newcastle DAR Chapter was organized March 11, 1908, in Webster City, Iowa. When the first settler, Wilson Brewer, came to the place where Webster City now stands, he thought he saw in the beautiful meadowland lying between the rippling little stream, called from his name Brewer's Creek, and the tree-bordered Boone River, a likeness to his former home in Pennsylvania, which was called High Castle. Accordingly, in view of the partial resemblance and to commemorate that early home, he adapted its name to the new situation and called his new home New Castle, a name which the town long since changed to Webster City but which the chapter decided to perpetuate.


The Lucy Standish Chapter and the Newcastle chapters merged on April 14, 2001.

Drummer Boy at Shiloh Marker

During a summer night in 1867 in Webster City, people were awakened by a loud roll of drumbeats. A ragged youth was playing a snare drum and saying, "They told me to play. I am the drummer boy of Shiloh." He claimed to have played his drum at the Civil War Battle of Shiloh when he was just 10 years old. His father, Charles T. Olmstead, was a veteran of the Black Hawk War.  The Newcastle Chapter placed a marker near the graves of the Olmstead family in Graceland Cemetery in Webster City.

Dragoon Trail - Hamilton County Marker

In their second sweep through Iowa in 1835, the First U.S. Dragoons galloped into the area of what is now Webster City under the leadership of Colonel Stephen W. Kearney. Their challenge was to explore the area and map parts of Iowa.  In Webster City in 1936, the Trail was marked for its historic significance by the Newcastle DAR Chapter. The marker is located on the corner lot of the Kendall Young Library on Wilson Avenue in Webster City.











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