Ezra Parker Chapter History

On November 15, 1927, a group of Royal Oak women met at Lone Pine Inn and formally organized a new DAR chapter. Mrs. James H. McDonald, who sponsored the chapter, had worked untiringly to make this happen.

The chapter was named for Ezra Parker who participated in the conflict at Lexington and in the battle of Bunker Hill. After declining a commission, he fought as a sergeant in the Battles of Bennington, Bemis Heights and Saratoga.

In 1835 he moved with his son, William, to Royal Oak, Michigan, and settled in the area that is now Woodward Avenue and Thirteen Mile Road.

On July 15, 1928, the chapter dedicated a bronze marker in his honor at his grave in the Royal Oak Cemetery.

Charter Members

*Organizing Member

*Ella Parker Benjamin
*Francis Nichols Bowles
*Grace Gene Brandt
*Mary Conn Eaton
*Dorothy Skinner Fleming
*Ruth Shipley Garrison
*Evelyn Morey Heath
*Helen Booth Huebner
*Ellen Eugenia Janson I
*Ellen Eugenia Janson II
*Anna Garnsey Langdon
*Ruth Emily Liskow
*Bernice Farley Lurkins
*Clara Lee Miller
*Mary A. Skinner
*Helen Farley Smith
*Marguerite Conn Walker
Blanche Lowry Claxton
Marjorie Edwards Carson
  Alice Richardson Kling
Alma Rockwell McNamara
Elba Lila Morse
Helen Peck Tenhave
Neva Knapp Smith
Carol Stilson Turner
Amanda Stilson Andrews
Isabel Smith Robertson
Ida Hale Telford
Mary Stevens West
Maude Hopkins Oliver
Frances Guilford Ohlmacher
Owena Gaffney Sherman
Leila Davis Hudson
Margaret Stewart Trace
Elizabeth S. Burroughs
Marion Finley Deppe
Ruth Steere Wetmore
Melissa Nicholson Flu

If you are interested in our organization, please contact the Chapter Registrar for membership information.


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