Officially Chartered in 1923

The Nevada Sagebrush Chapter is
The Oldest Existing
Daughters of the American Revolution
Chapter in Nevada

Nevada Sagebrush Founder
Harriet Smith Gelder

  • Native of Brooklyn, New York
  • Active in civil, fraternal, and patriotic organizations in Nevada

8 Feb 1922

  • Appointed Organizing Regent by the National Board of Management of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

21 Feb 1923 

  • Meeting at 20th Century Club, Reno, Nevada
  • Members-at-Large and eligible DAR women
  • Formed the Nevada Sagebrush Chapter with Mrs. Gelder being the First Regent


  • First Vice-President General of the State of Nevada

17 May 1958

  • Died in Reno, Nevada

Charter Members

Addenbrook, Alice B.

Atkinson, Frances C. Bliven

Baldwin, Helen

Behnham, Emeline Butterfield

Boyd, Gertrude Harmon

Boyne, Marcia Rae Carter

Brown, Elizabeth Foster

Chism, Alice A.

Chism, Clara Butterfield

Gelder, Harriet Smith

German, Kate Morrison

Karns, Florence Lusk

Kent, Rachel Fitch

Landt, Martha King

Mack, Sarah Emeline

Moon, Sarah Johnson

Nelson, Grace Luck

Pohe, Martha Bachman

Priest, Ellen Goodrich

Shewalter, Aileen Rothrock

Tabb, Gladys Clark

The Montezuma Chapter was founded in 1910 in Goldfield, Nevada, and was active until 1919.
It ended when the population dwindled following the collapse of the mining boom.