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
Iowa State Regent
"God, Home, and Country"
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Present, Invest in the Future.”
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Hands of Friendship
Working Together to Build Membership
"Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak, for your work
shall be rewarded."
2 Corinthians 15.7