About Us

Fort Churchill Chapter

Fort Churchill Chapter was organized in Fernley, Nevada, on October 06, 2012, by organizing regent Linda Garrett and eleven patriotic women. After a brief telephone call to National, we received affirmation that the Fort Churchill Chapter had been confirmed. After the meeting we took time out to celebrate the 122nd birthday of DAR. Our regular meetings are held in Fernley, Nevada the first Saturday of each month from September through May.

About Fort Churchill

The chapter name, Fort Churchill, was adapted from the once active U.S. Army fort built in 1861 to provide protection for early settlers. The post was named Fort Churchill for Sylvester Churchill, Inspector General of the U.S. Army. Fort Churchill is located eight miles south of Silver Springs on Alternate U.S. 95, and one mile on Fort Churchill Road.

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Organizational Meeting

October 06 2012 Organizational Meeting

Back left to right; Historian Bonnie Rardin, Treasurer Kimberly Perryman, Registrar Lynn Kinsell, Secretary Lynda Freeman. Front left to right; Regent Linda Garrett, Chaplain Ruth Cramer, Vice-Regent Sue Gill.

2012 Rose Award

NSDAR Rose Award

In 2012 one of Rebecca Smythe Eisenman's projects as State Regent was to create and grow a small garden of heritage roses at the Sprague house in Goldfield, Nevada. The roses chosen are "antique" roses, cold hardy and drought resistant. These would have been available to Mrs. Sprague to plant in her garden of 1910. The bed for these was prepared in October 2011 and the roses were planted in early May to allow them time for their roots to settle in before the heat strikes. To celebrate this minor accomplishment, the second part of her project was to create a state member award called the "Nevada Rose Award". Linda Garrett was one of the first to receive a clipping of the heritage "antique" rose bush as the 2012 NSDAR Fort Churchill chapter Rose Award recipient. These are her roses in 2018.

Our Patriots

  • Abijah Perry, NH, PVT
  • Abijah Rembert, SC, PS
  • Asahel Alford, NY
  • Benjamin Wallace MA, 1st Lt
  • Daniel Dennison, NY, Sgt
  • Ebenezer Perry, NH, PS
  • Elijah Towner, CT, PVT PS
  • George Pettigrew; SC; PVT & PS
  • Henry Yoho, VA; PVT & PS
  • Jacob Zollinger
  • Jesse Dillon, NC; PS
  • Job Harvey, PA, LT
  • John Clifton, DE, PVT
  • John Dale, Sr, NH, CS PS
  • John Lombard, MA, PVT
  • John Ramsdell, MA, Sgt.
  • John Vivian, VA, PS
  • Jonathan Peckham, RI, PVT
  • Joseph Crocker, MA, Public Service
  • Joseph Holt, NH, CS PS
  • Joseph Holt, Sr, NH, PS
  • Joseph Jennings, CT; Sol
  • Joseph Sanford, CT, Pvt
  • Lawrence Fix, Jr, PA, PVT
  • Nathaniel Cary, Sr, CT, SGT
  • Patrick Anderson, PA, CAPT PS
  • Peter Colbeth, MA, PVT
  • Pettit Baxter, NY, PVT
  • Robert Upton, NH, Sgt
  • Seth Lewis Hamlin; MA; PVT
  • William Chapman, NJ, PVT
  • William Williams, NC; PVT
  • George McGungle, PA; PVT
  • Johnathan Ingersoll, NY, PVT

2020-2022 Officers

Liz Bush-Ivie


Susi Shanahan


Linda Garrett


Lynda Freeman


Bonnie Rardin


Louita Berry


Susi Shanahan


Liz Bush-Ivie