National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution

Washita Chapter

Clinton, OK


Washita Chapter was organized on April 16, 1943. The name "Washita" is from two Choctaw Indian words, "Owa Chito," meaning big hunt. This name was chosen because the Washita River encircles the town and Clinton was originally known as "Washita Junction."

Clinton, Oklahoma, is located in southwestern Oklahoma, just 75 miles west of Oklahoma City. Members come from nine counties: Beckham, Caddo, Canadian, Custer, Dewey, Kiowa, Oklahoma, Roger Mills, and Washita Counties.

Our chapter meets on the second Monday of the month, September through June, in downtown Clinton. The original route of old historic U.S. 66 Highway runs through downtown Clinton.

Clinton is the site of the Clinton Veteran's Center, one of several centers operated by the State of Oklahoma. The Cheyenne Tribal Center is also located in Clinton. Our chapter helps support these two centers through various activities and volunteer hours.

Our chapter holds an annual genealogy workshop at different libraries in the area. Washita Chapter is also responsible for the first DAR Medal of Honor winner from the State of Oklahoma. This prestigious award was presented to Lt. General Thomas P. Stafford, a native of Weatherford, Oklahoma, at our national meeting, Continental Congress, in Washington D.C.


Chapter Officers
 

2012-2014

Chapter Regent Marilyn Wilson
Vice Regent Pauline Alvis
Recording Secretary Nancy Lisle
Chaplain Rose Millspaugh
Treasurer Virginia Reid
Registrar Ellena Womack
Librarian Cody Eakins
Historian Cody Eakins
 

For more information on the Washita Chapter DAR,
please contact us:

Marilyn Wilson

Ellena Womack


 

Links:

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Oklahoma State Societ

 

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