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Hamilton Wade Chapter 949


     The first chapter of theUnited Daughters of the Confederacy of Christiansburg, Virginia was organized in 1896, and named Montgomery Chapter UDC. The Montgomery Chapte merged with the Captain Hamilton D. Wade Chapter in 1905.  Mr. John U. Sumpter helped organize the new Chapter. He suggested the name of Captain Hamilton D. Wade to honor a beloved Confederate Veteran and a well-known and much loved citizen of Christiansburg and Montgomery County. The Charter was given to the Captain Hamilton Wade Chapter on November 25, 1905. The first meeting was held in the home of Mr. Sidney Sheltman on North Franklin Street (this old brick home has since been torn down) with all members being either wives, daughters or sisters of Confederate Veterans.

Charter Members

Miss Dora Carper Mrs. Judith Junkin
Miss Evelyn Charlton Mrs. Margaret Junkin
Mrs. Rice Charlton Mrs. Bessie Linkous
Miss Rosa Charlton Mrs. Lushbaugh
Miss Norma Christian Mrs. J.K. Montague
Miss Bessie Davidson Miss Laura Morrow
Miss Cora Dobbins Mrs. R.I. Roop
Miss Sadie Earheart Mrs. J.N. Simpkins
Miss Lelia Ellis Mrs. J.U. Sumpter
Mrs. William Ellis Mrs. T. Surface
Miss Mae Fagg Mrs. Scott Thomas
Mrs. F.B. Fizpatrick Mrs. E.G. Trigg
Mrs. W.F. Flanagan Miss Lelia Turner
Miss Hunter Gardner Miss Myrtle Turner
Miss Winnie Hartman Miss Maggie Wade
Miss Blanche Harman Mrs. Maggie Wade
Mrs. Rebecca Hawley Mrs. Marie Wall
Mrs. Frank Hickok Miss Elizabeth Weaver



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