Mary Torr Chapter History


Mrs. Elizabeth D. Berry
Mrs. Abbie McDuffee Chase
Mrs. Carrie H. W. Hussey
Mrs. Ella S. G. Leavitt
Mrs. Nellie F. McDuffee
Mrs. Martha A. Safford
Mrs. Josephine W. Sweet
Mrs. Adelaide C. Waldron
Miss Annie Wallace
Mrs. Harriet A. C. Wentworth
Mrs. Lydia H. Wentworth
Mrs. Millie A. G. Worcester


pix We are proud to have Real Daughter Hannah Maria Brown Howard as an early member of the chapter.

Hannah Brown was born in June of 1815, to Joseph and Jennie Brown. Hannah married John Howard, and they had eleven children.

Her father, Joseph, served as a private in the Continental Army in Captain Joseph Parsons' Company from Rye, New Hampshire, for the defense of Portsmouth against the expected attack of the British fleet. Mr. Johnson was stationed at Great Island, where Fort Constitution now stands, and remained there until the evacuation of Boston. In September of 1776, Mr. Johnson became a member of Captain McDuffee's Company, which marched to Ticonderoga and served until the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga in October of 1777.

The information on her marriage, parents, and birth comes from her DAR application written in her own hand. In a letter dictated to a neighbor when she was 102 years old she said, "the Daughters of the Revolution have been more than kind. The pension I recieve (sic) makes life much easier than at first. I rec'd a Gold Spoon in token of their kindness and when I feel out of sorts and lonesome, I look at that dear spoon, and am glad to think I have that, in remembrance of my Father's Duty & time. It is about all I have in that respect and I love it, it makes me look back to those days when I had that dear old man with me."

She died in Milton, New Hampshire, in 1919, at the age of 104.

1906 - 1908 Mrs. Millie A.G. Worcester
1908 - 1910 Mrs. Nellie F. McDuffee
1910 - 1912 Miss Annie Wallace
1912 Mrs. Norma C. Snow, Acting Regent
1912 - 1914 Mrs. Norma C. Snow
1914 - 1916 Mrs. Lillian B. Neal
1916 - 1917 Mrs. Emily E. Looney
1917 - 1918 Mrs. Carrie H. W. Hussey
1918 - 1920 Mrs. Adeline E. Wright
1920 - 1921 Mrs. Alice M. Whitney
1921 - 1922 Mrs. Grace Gunnison
1922 - 1924 Mrs. Faye W. Seavey
1924 - 1925 Mrs. Grace A. Felker
1925 - 1927 Mrs. Bertha I. Richardson
1927 - 1929 Mrs. Edith M. Newbury
1929 - 1931 Mrs. Grace D. Foss
1931 - 1932 Mrs. Amelia B. Osgood
1932 - 1934 Mrs. Frances H. Bickford
1934 - 1936 Mrs. Florence L. Eaton
1936 - 1938 Mrs. Ruth Dow
1938 - 1939 Mrs. Norma M. Currier
1939 - 1940 Mrs. Winifred K. Chesley
1940 - 1941 Mrs. Lois M. Halliday
1941 - 1943 Mrs. Lavina T. Hale
1943 - 1945 Mrs. L. Ethel Roberts
1945 - 1947 Mrs. Ruth Dunlap
1947 - 1949 Mrs. Ruth A. Plummer
1949 - 1951 Mrs. Annie E. Thayer
1951 - 1952 Mrs. Norma M. Currier
1952 - 1953 Mrs. Lilliam F. Cooper
1953 - 1955 Mrs. Ruth Kelly
1955 - 1957 Mrs. Marion Trickey
1957 - 1959 Mrs. Doris C. Woodes
1959 - 1960 Mrs. Lillian F. Cooper
1960 - 1962 Mrs. Mary C. Furbush
1962 - 1964 Mrs. Dorothy Berry
1964 - 1966 Mrs. Lettie C. Davis
1966 - 1968 Mrs. Beulah P. Thayer
1968 - 1970 Mrs. Elsie M. Johnson
1970 - 1972 Mrs. Frances Garland
1972 - 1974 Mrs. Ruth Buchanan
1974 - 1976 Miss Eleanor Eastman
1976 - 1978 Mrs. Drucilla R. Bickford
1978 - 1980 Mrs. Joanna Hermann
1980 - 1982 Mrs. Etta D. Smith
1982 - 1984 Mrs. Margaret Furlong
1984 - 1988 Mrs. Priscilla D. Fox
1988 - 1990 Mrs. Paiuline A. Boyd
1990 - 1992 Mrs. Elizabeth W. Hardy
1992 - 1994 Mrs. Suzanne T. Manson
1994 - 1996 Mrs. Barbara Boyle
1996 - 1998 Mrs. Evelyn Beasley
1998 - 1999 Mrs. Barbara Boyle
1999 - 2001 Mrs. Martha Pratt
2001 - 2003 Mrs. Margaret McKinley
2003 - 2005 Mrs. Romona Hawkins
2005 - 2007 Mrs. Catherine Fisher
2007 - 2009 Mrs. Margaret McKinley
2009 - 2013 Mrs. Catherine Fisher
2013 - 2016 Mrs. Norma Smith