FARMINGTON — Colonial Daughters Chapter, DAR, recently presented a 50-year certificate of membership to member Theo Averill Walker Ross of Harrison. Ross was also presented a pin depicting her years of service.

Ross joined the Colonial Daughters on Oct. 18, 1967. Over the years she served as chapter registrar, historian and secretary and served three terms as chapter regent. She is currently serving as chapter chaplain.

On the state level, she has served as state recording secretary and state registrar, is chapter and state chairwoman of the American Heritage Committee.

In 2008 as regent, Ross led the chapter in celebrating its 100th anniversary at a successful event held at the University of Maine Farmington. It featured a fashion show, music, luncheon and displays of chapter collections. Local and state dignitaries, along with DAR members from around the state, were in attendance.

DAR members said Ross is always willing to help, whether it is to present a DAR Good Citizen Award, promoting college scholarships, honoring dignitaries, encouraging women to join DAR, playing an instrument, doing a demonstration, participating in fundraising or recognizing and honoring local residents and veterans. She is devoted and dedicated to DAR, and works hard and attends the local chapter, state and national meetings.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history and support better education for the nation’s children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. To learn more, visit

Theo Averill Walker Ross of Harrison, left, is pictured receiving a 50-year DAR membership certificate from Melanie Farmer, Colonial Daughters Chapter regent.


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