Daughters of the American Revolution

Okemah Chapter

Okemah, OK

Chapter Information

The Okemah Chapter meets on the third Tuesday of each month, September through May except for Decembar. We encourage prospective members to visit one of our meetings so we can tell you more about our chapter and our special interests.

The Daughters of the American Revolution are committed to God, Home, and Country, and the promotion and preservation of education, history, and patriotism in our schools and our communities.

 

Short History of Okemah

Okemah was named for Kickapoo Chief, Okemah. The agreeable and fine temperament of this old chief was the reason the town was named for him. Chief Okemah was noted for honesty, integrity, and uprightness. The Creek Indian word "okemah" means "high man" or "person of high stature."

The Creek tribe, which had suffered tremendous loss of life on the Trail of Tears from Alabama and Georgia, established its capital in Okemah in 1868.

Well-known residents have included: Woody Guthrie, composer and singer; and William Reid Pogue, astronaut. Community festivals include Pioneer Day in April and the Woody Guthrie Folk Music Festival in July.

Historic sites and museums: Territory Town Museum and the Creek Council House Museum.

The town was once reported to have been surrounded by barbed-wire, to keep out the longhorns grazing on the surrounding plains.


 

Chapter Officers

Chapter Regent

Velda Jo White Bradley

Vice Regent

Ann Henrichsen Jackson

Chaplain

Susan Barnett

Co-Chaplin Dorothy Burden    

Treasurer

Sherrie White Case

Registrar Rebecca Ann Osmond Hold

Historian

Martha Gene Kezer Merideth

If you are interested in learning more about the Okemah Chapter, 
please e-mail us, and we will contact you with more information.

 

Home Page of
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

Home Page of
Oklahoma Society DAR

Links for Researching Your Revolutionary War Patriot:

Finding Your Patriot: Basic Sources for Starting Revolutionary War Research
Military Links Collection:  Revolutionary War

Researching Your Revolutionary War Ancestor

 

Other Interesting Links:

Okfuskee County Historical Museum
Woody Guthrie

Web hyperlinks to non-DAR sites are not the responsibility of the NSDAR, the state societies, or individual DAR chapters.

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August 29, 2014