Colonial Dames of America
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The Colonial Dames of America (CDA) is an American organization composed of women who are descended from an ancestor who lived in British America from 1607–1775, and was of service to the colonies by either holding public office, being in the military, or serving the Colonies in some other "eligible" way.
The organization was founded in 1890, shortly before the founding of two similar societies, The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
In the early 2000's the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of West Virginia were responsible for saving the Craik-Patton House from demolition and relocating it.
- Lillie Stella Acer Ballagh, founder of Matinee Musical Club, Los Angeles
- Sallie Foster Harshbarger, active in civic and fraternal work
- Alice Curtice Moyer
- Edith Allen Phelps, twice president of the Oklahoma Library Association, the first professional in the Library Science field in the Oklahoma City system
- Adelaide Hamilton (1830-1915), last surviving granddaughter of Alexander Hamilton. She joined the organisation when it was first launched.
- Binheim, Max; Elvin, Charles A (1928). Women of the West; a series of biographical sketches of living eminent women in the eleven western states of the United States of America. Retrieved 8 August 2017. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- Johnson, Anne (1914). Notable women of St. Louis, 1914. St. Louis, Woodward. p. 166. Retrieved 17 August 2017. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- Adelaide Hamilton at Find a Grave
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