Ann Crooker St. Clair Chapter NSDAR

Effingham, Illinois


Regent Susan Oliver
Vice-Regent Pat Hildebrand
Chaplain Sandra Wernsing
Recording Secretary Ann Chandler
Corresponding Secretary Laura Dollarhide
Treasurer Donna Richards
Registrar Deanna Higgs
Historian Shirley Hall
Librarian Linda Wood

New Officers

New Officers were installed at the May meeting: Susan Oliver, Regent; Deanna Higgs, Registrar; Ann Chandler, Recording Secretary; Jane Having, Chaplain; and Shirley Hall, Historian.

Program Calendar

If you would like to attend a chapter meeting or event to meet our Daughters and explore what we do, please contact us.

September 26, 2019 Private Museum Tour
Sandra Donaldson, Jane Reis, LoElla Baker, Sandra Wernsing
October 24, 2019 Everyone Needs a Box
Presented by Dr. Roger Marshall
November 21, 2019 Floral Arranging
Presented by Kay Spruell, Burklands Florist
December 19, 2019 “Serving Those Who Have Served Us”
Presented by Sharla Luken, Illinois State Regent
January 23, 2020 Favorite Foods of First Ladies
Presented by Pat Hildebrand
February 27, 2020 Postcards of Historic Effingham
Presented by Phil Lewis
March 28, 2020 American History & DAR Good Citizens
Presented by Stephanie Mitchell and Carolyn Buck.
April 23, 2020 The Road Home
Presented by Blake Schroedter
May 28, 2020 Annual Reports & Commemorative Events
Presented by Susan Oliver
September 24, 2020 Indian Code Talkers
Presented by Lola DeGroff

Founding Regent

Mary Crooker Lloyd, a niece of Ann Crooker St. Clair, returned north to Effingham, Illinois, after living in Austin, Texas. She immediately commenced the work of organizing our chapter in 1902, building the chapter from its original 17 members to 37 in 1905. She discovered two “Real Daughters” — Mary Young Montgomery (1820-1913), and Martha Young Armstrong (1817-1907), daughters of Revolutionary War Patriot, Philip Young (1766-1840). She was also responsible for starting numerous DAR chapters in Southern Illinois.

Mary Crooker Lloyd was born in New York, June 10, 1840, and died June 28, 1931. She is buried next to the large Crooker stone at Ewington near her grandparents, Jacob and Matilda Lane Crooker and Ann Crooker St Clair Robinson. Mrs. Crooker Lloyd was the daughter of Ann’s youngest brother Edmund Z. Crooker and his wife Eliza Craig.

Mary Crooker Lloyd