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Daughters hold meeting

The Sarah Barton Murphy Chapter, NSDAR, held its regular meeting on Jan. 8 at Ryan’s Restaurant in Farmington.

Regent Edwina Alcorn chaired the meeting, with past Chaplain June Kreft leading the ritual and secretary Cara Akridge recording the minutes. Thirteen members and four guests were present. The guests were Sue Wade, Barbara Cooper, Julie Nicholson, and Karen Coleman.

Dan Alcorn presented the program, a report on the World War II prisoner of war camp at Weingarten. The camp was built to hold Italian prisoners of war. He told about the prison life, how the prisoners were viewed and treated by the local townspeople, and what happened to the structures when the war was over.

Sharon Eads gave the family genealogy history minute, telling about the capture and imprisonment of her ancestors in New York by the Indians.

Plans were made for the state convention in April.

The next meeting will be held Feb. 5 at Ryan’s Restaurant in Farmington at 9 a.m. All ladies whose ancestor served America during the Revolutionary War are invited to attend. For further information, login to or call 573-756-3469.

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