Dames of the Court of Honor
Who can join:
Any woman sixteen and older who can qualify for lineal descent from a commissioned officer of one or more of the earlier American wars between the years 1607 through 1865, including any one of the following periods: Colonial Wars 1607-1775, The American Revolution 1775-1783, The War of 1812 1784-1815, Mexican War 1836-1848, and the Civil War 1861-1865 (both Union and Confederate Officers).
Membership is by Invitation Only. If you believe that you are eligible, please contact our Registrar.
The National Society was founded by: Miss Mary Florence Taney on May 15, 1921 in Covington, Kentucky. It was re-organized by Mrs. Kirby-Smith Anderson on May 15, 1946 in Atlanta, Georgia
The Illinois Society was organized by: Mrs. Royal O. Helgevold (Grace Isabell Crowder) on
September 9, 1971 in Oak Park, Illinois
“NOBLESSE OBLIGE” (Rank Carries Obligation)
This signifies that each member is to carry a high standard of living, a loyalty to our country, and an honor among women, especially those with whom we are banded together.
What we do:
We meet three times per year in northern Illinois. We learn about our heritage and our ancestors, and help to promote patriotism.
First Vice President: Kimberly Nagy, MD
Second Vice President: Kathryn Carey
Chaplain: Susan Erlick
Recording Secretary: Gayle Mast Coan
Corresponding Secretary: Jane Schleinzer
Treasurer: Carolyn Kraft
Historian: Luanne Bruckner
Trustee: Joan Murray
Trustee: Barbara Teague
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