CHAPTER HISTORY


The Vidalia Chapter was organized on 14 April 1928 and confirmed on 23 April 1928. Organizing Regent was Inez Smith Warthen.

The charter members were:

Cleo Hall Auld (Mrs. Earnest Malcolm)

Myra McCord Granade (Mrs. G. Frank)

Annie Hurst Godbee (Mrs. Lewis B.)

Katherine Louise Godbee

Abba Joe Gordon

Evielyn Hilsman James

Jennie Louise Showalter Jones (Mrs. William Ashworth)

Suzanne Partin McNatt (Mrs. Percival Jiles)

Frances Gay Mercer (Mrs. Joseph Eugene)

Annabel Dowdy Oliver (Mrs. William Leon)

Mary Graham Ragan (Mrs. John Thornton)

Mary Dunwoody Roberts Rountree (Mrs. George Sumner)

Grace Amelia Smith

Inez Smith Warthen (Mrs. Ober DeWitt)

Chapter records indicate that most of the charter members "established new lines" with their applications, necessitating a considerable amount of communication between the chapter and NSDAR Headquarters.

The charter members chose to name their chapter to honor their home town of Vidalia rather than for a person or place associated with the Revolutionary War.

Today, chapter members reside in the nearby towns and communities of Ailey, Alston, Lyons, Mt. Vernon, Reidsville, Soperton, Tarrytown, and Uvalda, as well as Vidalia. In addition, a number of chapter members live outside of the local area.