The following history of the Colonel John Proctor Chapter, DAR
is drawn primarily from the "1998 - 2001 Yearbook",
produced by Elizabeth Rudy, K. Gail Rudy, Andrea Boslet and Betty Boslet in 1998.
The Colonel John Proctor Chapter, DAR was organized on 14 June, 1919.
The name was chosen in honor of the fact that a large number of the original charter members claimed descent from Colonel John Proctor.
The Charter Members of the Colonel John Proctor Chapter, DAR included the following.
Mrs. Sarah Beck, Mrs. Vera Brua, Mrs. Frances Carpenter, Mrs. Elizabeth Christy, Mrs. Mary Clarkson, Mrs. Elizabeth Garver, Mrs. Jesse H. Gaverich, Mrs. Harriet Hunt, Mrs. Hilda Steel Lukens, Mrs. Margaret Meck, Mrs. Alice Newman, Mrs. Mary Nicholson, Mrs. Clara Robb, Mrs. Euphemia Steele, Miss Mary Virginia Turner, and Mrs. Mary Washburg
The following women have served as Regent for the Chapter since its organization in 1919.
1919-1922 Miss Elizabeth Campbell Christy
1922-1931 Miss Mary Virginia Turner
1931-1934 Mrs. S. Monroe Boyer
1934-1936 Mrs. W. W. Blake
1936-1937 Mrs. W. M. Logue
1937-1940 Miss Anna Wilson
1940-1943 Mrs. Morris W. Hazel
1943-1946 Mrs. Ralph E. Bell
1946-1949 Mrs. Helen B. Stitt
1949-1952 Mrs. James S. Sims
1952-1953 Mrs. S. Monroe Boyer
1953-1956 Mrs. J. Clair Hegarty
1956-1959 Mrs. Theodore E. Zoller
1959-1962 Mrs. Ralston O. Gettemy
1962-1966 Mrs. Helen B. Stitt
1966-1967 Mrs. S. A. Coffey
1967-1971 Mrs. Deka Anne Smith
1971-1974 Mrs. G. Blair Harmon
1974-1977 Miss Esther L. Bell
1977-1980 Mrs. Roscoe Murphy Quigley
1980-1983 Mrs. Leonard N. Ray
1983-1986 Mrs. Harold Kingan
1986-1989 Mrs. Irvin J. Boslet
1989-1992 Mrs. J. Lloyd Sellers
1992-1995 Mrs. Irvin J. Boslet
1995-1998 Mrs. Irvin J. Boslet
1998-1999 Mrs. Irvin J. Boslet
1999-2001 Mrs. Deka Anne Smith
2002-2006 Mrs. Viola Bettwy
2006-2009 Mrs. Viola Bettwy