Welcome to the Ogden, Utah

Golden Spike Chapter

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Chapter History
Chapter Officers
Our Patriots
National DAR
Utah DAR




     The Golden Spike Chapter was organized in October, 1919.  The year 1919 was the 50th anniversary of the completion of the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroads, and on May 10, 1869, the Golden Spike was driven at Promontory, Utah, which connected the Eastern United States with the Western United States.

     In commemoration of this, the most important railroad wedding in the world, the Golden Spike Celebration was held in Ogden, Utah on May 9th and 10th of 1919.  As this was the year of the organization of our chapter, we selected this name.


This from an article by Nan Williams, Secretary, published in DAR Magazine, October, 1921.


     The first meeting was held in June.  At an organizational meeting on October 31st, Mrs. John Edward Carver was chosen to be the first Chapter Regent.  A meeting was held on November 10th, and the chapter was officially organized on December 8th, 1919, with Mrs. Lee Charles Miller of Salt Lake City, State Regent, administering the Oath of Office to each officer.  (The official date of organization was later changed to January 1st, 1920, by the National Society as some transfer cards had not been received until late December).

     On March 29, 1921, an oratorical contest was held at the new, Central Junior High School, where high school students competed for the best oration on some patriotic subject.  These contests continued into the 1970's.  At the 1990 Continental Congress, Carrie Lynn Hillier, Golden Spike winner, was honored as National 5th grade winner in the American History Essay Contest.

       The chapter has been very active in the community encouraging proper display of the flag, as well as donating flags and flag poles to Girl Scout Troops and to schools.  The chapter has participated in Naturalization Courts, honored new citizens, supported the Red Cross, donated seedlings to reforest the Snow Basin area, presented ROTC medals, donated books to local and DAR libraries, and supported Veteran's Hospitals.  In 1928, the Golden Spike Chapter erected a monument honoring Peter Skene Ogden, an early fur trapper in this area.  



Regent Lorilee H. Beazer
1st Vice Regent Janet L. Mitchell
2nd Vice Regent Joyce K. Hamilton
Chaplain Helen S. Rabe
Recording Secretary Christine D. Stegen
Treasurer Hollie G. Gilliland
Registrar Patricia S. Bausman
Historian/Librarian Charlotte C. Redding
Director Caryl S. Sparks



 If you’re interested in Membership, please contact the Registrar, Patricia S. Bausman to learn more about becoming a member of the DAR.

Our Patriots


Joyce Hamilton Daniel Avery, Ensign, CT
Lorilee Beazer Seth Clark Sr., Private, MA
Keira Dirmyer Seth Clark Sr., Private, MA
Lucinda Wagner Patrick Crawford, Soldier, SC
Nancy Beal Daniel Doolittle, Ensign, CT
Pearl Galvez James Douglas, Captain, PA
Caryl Sparks Robert Dwiggins, Lieutenant/PS, MD
Jennifer Sparks Robert Dwiggins, Lieutenant/PS, MD
Charlotte Redding Caleb Hubbard, Jr., Private, CT
Carol Ouellette Jedediah Hubbell, CS/PS, CT
Barbara Fisher Hezekiah Hutchins, Captain, NH
Joyce Hamilton George Keener, Private, PA
Rebecca Richards Tillman Kemper, Private, VA
Roxanne Nalder Philip Longstreth, Captain, PA
Helen Rabe Solomon Mack, NH
Shannon Shirra William Matthews, Private, PA
Christine Stegen William Matthews, Private, PA
Betty Coles John Mull, PS, NC
Mary Rasnake John Mull, PS, NC
Mary Ford David Phelps, Captain, CT
Patricia Bausman Stephen Pierce, Pvt, MA
Majorie Strand Elisha Richards, Soldier, CT
Catherine Feeny Jonathan Shurtleff, Private, CT
Bette Fuller James Spooner, Corporal, MA
Geraldine Sanders Isaac Stone, Captain, CT
Betty Coles John Thorne, CS/PS, NJ
Mary Rasnake John Thorne, CS/PS, NJ
Laura Colvin Thomas Weaver, Private, RI

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