The Dorothy Q Chapter was the 8th chapter in Indiana to organize and received its charter on January 31, 1898. Josephine Tuttle Thomas was elected the first chapter regent at the first meeting, which was held in her home. There were fourteen charter members and twenty-two more women joined that first year.
Our chapter name, Dorothy Q, was suggested by Sophia Crane Ristine, chosen from a poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes entitled, "Dorothy Q, A Family Portrait," in honor of Holmes' great grandmother, Dorothy Quincy Jackson. A picture of Dorothy Quincy Jackson had hung in the family home at Cambridge, Massachusetts, and bore slash marks from sabers of British soldiers who had taken over the house during the Revolutionary War.
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