The Marion-Linn Chapter DAR was organized April
18, 1928. Mrs. C.W. Cheback was instrumental in
its organization, but passed on prior to the
chapter being accepted by the National Society.
The chapter was named in honor of two famous
men, General Francis Marion, a Revolutionary War
hero, "The Swamp Fox," and Dr. Louis Linn, an
Iowa pioneer doctor, who was elected to the
Territorial Legislature and to the United States
The following members were appointed as
officers by the
Organizing Regent, Mrs. Mary Hollingsworth:
- Vice Regent, Adeliza Daniels
- Recording Secretary, Nellie Lothian
- Corresponding Secretary, Bertha Owen
- Treasurer, Alberta K. Sigfred
- Historian, Anna Hewitt
- Registrar, Mary L. Parkurst
- Chaplain, Ida G. Bowman
- Press Correspondent, Grace Christie
There were 18 ladies known as charter members.
The meetings were held on the second Wednesday
of each month in the homes of members. The
annual dues were $2.00 for each member.
The Marion-Linn Chapter was the first chapter
to donate to the Iowa Period Room in Memorial
Continental Hall in Washington, D.C.
In 1988, when the Francis Shaw Chapter in
Anamosa, Iowa, disbanded, many of the members
joined the Marion-Linn Chapter and are still
active in the chapter today.