Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865
Mary Todd Lincoln Tent #48
Organized 19 May 1920
Roster of DUV Presidents Mary Todd Lincoln Tent #48 1918-1994
Narrative of the Review of Years 1918-1990 from minutes of record by Christine Rothrock, Secretary, July 1994.
September 18, 1918, the first meeting was held to establish a Tent for the Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War to be located in Springfield, Illinois. The meeting was held at 9:00pm at the GAR hall located in the Courthouse, Springfield, Illinois. At this meeting Officers for the year 1918 were elected as follows:
President ------------Florence Grundy
The following addresses listed as meeting
places for Tent #44, subsequently Tent #48.
In November 1918 no meeting was held
because no one was available to attend, they were all in "Peace
At the first meetings, the penny collection was 15 cents, the Balance in the Treasury was $2.15 and each month $1.00 was paid to the Janitor.
It was interesting to note that meetings
were held every few weeks, sometimes in a period of 2 weeks. In 1920 the Meeting
time was changed to the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month. However, meetings
still held late into the evenings. Dues appear to be 50 cents and $1 but by
entries you cannot tell how often they paid.
Foxie's note: in the listing of Past Tent Presidents by Christine there is a gap in the minutes from the years 1968 to 1981 with records missing. Then from 1986 - 1990 no meetings were held. putting the Past Tent Presidents on their own web page.
When the Tent began meetings again in 1981
the attendance dwindled to 2---3---4 persons attending, the last Minutes were
July 16, 1985.
sent to me by mail for publication by Madeline Roy, Tent Registrar
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