Saturday, September 26, 2015

A Bit Of France In The American Legion

The Napoleon bust was donated from France and arrived on the Gratitude Train in 1949. This Thank You to America was donated by Madam A. Goujean, 23 Rue Massena, Lyon, France.

American Women Could Lose their Citizenship

In an article by Hal Bookbinder he told of how American women could lose their citizenship between 1907 and 1922.  This is somewhat related to the "Anchor" baby discussion of today in which some people feel that because someone is born here it does not automatically make them a U S Citizen. 

Bookbinder's grandmother was born in 1895 in St. Louis, Missouri.  She later married Edward Horwitz who had immigrated to the United States as a toddler but had never been naturalized.  Since he was not an American citizen Bookbinder's grandmother lost her citizenship and in 1936 was naturalized back as a U S Citizen. 

Bookbinder explained that between 1907 and 1922, American women who married foreign males lost their citizenship. And yet, foreign women who married Americans automatically became citizens.

The Dorchester County Historical Society

Yesterday I had the pleasure of stopping off at the Dorchester County Historical Society on at 1003 Greenway drive in Cambridge Maryland.  There are several buildings the DCHS owns.  The Robbins Heritage center is but part of the complex. 
  there is a library for research and multiple exhibits rooms


The library section for research

1922 Prices At The Beebe Hospital Lewes Delaware

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Virginia "Ginger" Hudson Trader Moving Up

Delmar Historical and Arts Society member Ginger Trader is moving up in the DAR.  She is a shoo in for Historian General at DAR headquarters where she will have an office and three people working for that position.  A statewide reception will be held for her on Sunday, September 27th at Belmont Hall in Smyrna.

Her resume is equally impressive;
National DAR Service
  • National Chair Americanism Committee, 2013-2016
  • Vice President General, 2011-2014
  • State Regent of Delaware, 2007-2010
  • Vice Chair Eastern Division DAR Speakers Staff
  • Friend of American Indians, DAR Library, DAR Museum, Veterans
  • National Speakers Staff
  • Tamassee Advisory Board
  • Congress House Committee
  • Congress Platform Committee
  • DAR Chorus
Club Affiliations
  • National Officers Club
  • Vice Presidents General Club, Vice President
  • State Regents Club
  • National Chairmen’s Association
  • National Vice Chairmen’s Association
  • Heritage Club
  • Founders Club
State DAR Service
  • Regent
  • Chaplain
  • Registrar
State Chairmanships
  • American History
  • American Indians
  • DAR Project Patriot
  • Membership
  • National Defense
  • State Officers Club
  • Cameo Society
Chapter DAR Service
  • Regent
  • Vice Regent
  • Chaplain
  • Registrar
  • Historian
  • Chair American Heritage Committee
  • Chair American History Committee
  • Chair DAR Good Citizen Committee
  • Chair DAR Magazine Committee
  • Chair Insignia Committee
  • Chair Junior Membership Committee
  • Chair National Defense Committee
  • Chair Program Committee
  • Medal of Appreciation with Three Oak Leaf Clusters
  • Martha Washington Award with Two Oak Leaf Clusters
  • Senior Leader Nanticoke Society
Education and Career
  • University of Delaware
  • Commodity Trader specializing in poultry
Professional Affiliations
National Poultry and Food Distributors Association
Church and Community Service
  • Church of Christ, Sunday School Teacher, VBS Teacher, Women Events Coordinator and Ladies’ Day Director
  • Delmar Historical and Arts Society, Executive Board
  • Delmar High School Alumni Association, Past President, Executive Board, and Scholarship Chair
  • Nina Wright Wildman Scholarship Chair
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore
  • 4-H Leader
  • Grant-A-Wish Foundation
Awards and Honors outside of DAR
Big Sister of the Year
Husband, Brandon E. Trader
Son, Troy L. Foxwell (SAR)
Daughter-in-law, Carolynn C. Foxwell (DAR)
Grandson, Asher John Foxwell (C.A.R.)
Special Projects
State Regent
Project: 1) Post a net increase in membership; 2) Original Chart Map of Delaware Bay donated to the Delaware Room; 3) Fisher House Project