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N.S.D.U. inc. 186101865

     History of the N.S.D.U. 1861-1865 inc.
 
National Society Daughters of the Union
              
 
                 
                                 Mrs. Frank Crowell
Our Society was founded by Mrs. Frank Crowell on
January 9th, 1912. Mrs. Crowell with a group of friends
gathered at her home to organize a society to honor the
memory of the men and women who contributed to the
preservation of the Union during the war 1861-1865;
to render aid to the descendants of those patriots who
laid down their lives for their country, to foster a spirit
of patriotism, loyalty, and love of country and to 
uphold the honor of the flag.
 
After deliberation they proceeded to organize and 
incorporate a Society to be known as the National
Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1865. Mrs. John
Fowler Trow was parliamentarian; Mrs. Crowell paid
all expenses of organization and presented same to 
Society.
 
It was voted to have the First Annual Meeting take place
January 30, 1912 that being the anniversary of the day
when all States which had seceded, were reinstated in
the Union. Mrs. Crowell called a meeting at her house
the next day, January 31, 1912 to adopt bylaws and elect
the First National Board of Officers.,