60-year DAR member honored on 88th birthday
Posted: Thursday, September 6, 2012 8:00 pm
The Messenger 09.06.12
The Reelfoot Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution recently honored one of its own for her service to the organization.
Members gathered at Union City Manor on the 88th birthday of Grace Dietzel Gary to recognize her for 60 years of active membership in the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mrs. Gary distinguished her tenure in the society by holding several offices in the Reelfoot Chapter, including regent. She served as recording secretary, second vice regent, first vice regent and regent of the Tennessee Society in the 1970s and ’80s.
She served the national society as vice president general.
Mrs. Gary and fellow DAR member Carolyn Stricklin co-authored two genealogical records books. These books are “Obion County, Tennessee Marriage Records, 1824-1877” and “Membership Roster and Soldiers, TNDAR, 1970-1984 Vol. 3.” Both books can be found in the Obion County Public Library, as well as at the NSDAR Library in Washington, D.C.
Mrs. Gary’s genealogical research skills led her to prove her lineage to five Revolutionary War patriots and she continues her search for even more.
Several close friends and two Tennessee Society Officers also attended the event to recognize her.
Grace Gary, Reelfoot Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution