Historic Markers Across Florida



National Society Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America



Marker ID:  
Location: On Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd west of Lee St, Fort Myers, FL
County: Lee
Coordinates: N 26° 38.437    W 081° 51.970
  26.64061666    -81.86616666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMKK57
 



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Side 1
Miss Eugenia Washington, great grandniece of President George Washington, was one of 3 Founders of National Society Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America, June 7, 1898, Washington, D.C. in the year of the Spanish American War. On June 11, 1979, Fort Myers, FL, the Florida Royal Palm Chapter, NSDFPA was organized with patriotism, education and preservation of early American history as Society objectives by descendants of founders who came to America prior to May 14, 1687.

Side 2
Florida Royal Palm Charter, NSDFPA
Organizing President, Gwynne Bennett Lawrence
Organized June 11, 1979, Fort Myers, Florida
Organizing Members
Lucille Miller Bennett
Adelaide Linton Cartier
Nancy Alderman Dean
Reginia D'Arcy Majewski
Helen Balch Salot
Bernice Sheffield Bennett Turner

Charter Members
Jane Powers Freshwater
Jane Elizabeth Grunwell
Vivian Smith Hinckley
Betty Bennett Jones
Barbara Balch Mann
Eugenia Avant McJunkin
Marion DeKay Papenhagen
Carol Patten Thompson
June Gerald Hines Vesper
Virginia Powell Ward

Florida Royal Palm Chapter, NSDFPA Fort Myers