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River B~er River Bulletin Tuesday, July 3, 2001 8A m m i to strt D~bva C~u eak; d~aging Editor ing S~raeagle resident Nancy s; invb said watching the annual muc~hawk Valley Indepen- estauhce Day Parade always of borings a lump to her throat, try e~l the Fourth of July is al- ashliiys a time that makes her .~ tria~l extra patriotic. lar plBut this year will be differ- t. This year, Nancy knows theadr emotions will run even ~per. That's because Nancy now a member of the mghters of the American volution (DAR). rikNancy and her daughter, ~linda, were notified in bruary that their applica- ~ ms to become members of e DAR had been accepted. le mother and daughter are w the ninth and 10th gener- mIm~ns of women in their fam- ldlng" , to.. be members of the pa ouc organization. cI0r-rhe DAR was established qas ~1890 and incorporated by act of Congress in 1896. ere are now 170,000 mem- n Callrs worldwide, and 804,563 a 198~men have been members of ,ce I 0. ..Jo be elieible, a woman mett -- 1st prove that she is de- ment . Snded from an ancestor :line . . ;,:,,,. ,~o participated in achier- UU& .'3 erican independence. nt ..~51ocument must be provid- ces_t-~for each birth, marriage ~cal f~ death that delineates the ~sses ease Sie/ -" ld Ma The Lees' documents trace back to Ezekial Bradford, who was born in November 1728 at Kingston, Mass., in Plymouth County. Bradford was a private in Captain William Wyston's company, was involved in secret expe- ditions and also served in Eleazer Brook's regiment of guard. Bradford's activities began when he enlisted in June 28, 177~ and ended on April 3, 1778. To be considered eligible, an ancestor must have done one of the following: signed the Declaration of Indepen~ dance; served in the army or navy of the state or continen- tal establishment; served in the local militia; performed civil service; been a state offi- cial; attended the Continental Congress, state conventions and assemblies; participated in war associated commit- tees, participated in the Boston Tea Party; defended forts or frontiers; rendered medical aid to the wounded; delivered patriotic sermons, served as prisoners of war, or other acts to achieve indepen- dence. Nancy credits her grand- mother for the family's in- volvement in the DAR. Her grandmother painstakingly gathered the information to submit to the organization. The Lee family is a mem- ber of a San Diego chapter. i i nor JUi RndsU =ko ~leanor Alice Redstreake, died suddenly June 29, ,1, at Sutter Hospital in Ro- m ~ille, with her family at her e. ~,leanor moved to Quincy 1946 and has been an in- lved member of the com- mity since her arrival. the was born Eleanor Alice .kson May 28, 1924, in Rock .'trigs, Wyo. She spent her ,'ly years in Nevada and the Plumas County Maseum, a supporter of the Plumas Ski Club and its longboard re- vival program, a past com- rnander of both the local and district American Legion or- ganizations, past president of the Soroptimist Club, a mem- ber of the Rhodora Club, a member of the Emblem Club, a Plumas District Hospital Volunteer, a member of the California Veterans' Service Officer organization, and a .rthern California Eleanor charter member of Women in I~duated from high school Military Service for America. rffmaemuc . Last year, she was selected the Worked for the Nevada as one of the outstanding i i tte Legaslature and a Reno women of Plumas County by Wspaper, before enlisting the board of supervisors. '8 the US. Marine Corps. Af- World War H, she married In Redstreake and moved QUincy, where she contin- | to serve her fellow veter- and their f~ilies in the nnas County Veterans Ser- e Office, until her retire- tit as the Veterans Service Icer in the late 1970s. !leaner was a docent with or ca She is survived by her daughter Cynthia, son-in-law Rick Knapp, granddaughter and husband Sara and Larry Vickers; and her beloved great grandson, Zachary. AI- so surviving are many loving nieces and nephews and a wonderful circle of friends. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, John; Country Burger Fishwich on bun with tartar sauce, lettuce & tomato. Includes small fry and large drink Lindan & Main, Quincy 283-3911 Your best source Bestsellers, and the best in Summer Reading k~ Open Men. - Sat. 9:30 am - 6:00 pm )R'0373 W. Main St. * Quincy * 283-BOOK r.,~ "Tom Demand, author of'Feather River Country qkJ~Adventure Trails" Friday, July 13th 6pro - 7:30pro There are 2,950 chapters worldwide The chapters hold monthly meetings and pro- duce newsletters. The national organization is headquartered in Washing: ton, D.C., and features a li- brary. The organization's ac- tivities center around pre- serving history and promot- ing education and patriotic endeavors. Nancy and Melinda's in- volvement in the DAR is just beginning, and mother and daughter hope to visit the DAR library in Washington, D.C., soon. Until then, they may con- tent themselves with attend- ing a ceremony at their chap- ter in Southern California. "I would really like to at- tend a convention and meet the women who are the de- scendants of true Ameri- cans," Melinda said. "You always have an ap- preciation for the Fourth of July, no matter who you are," her mother said, "but this year, it just means a little more." Melinda and Nancy will celebrate the Fourth as they usually do, watching the pa- rade and fireworks. But this year, they'll also be thinking of Ezekiel Bradford and his place in the American Revo- lution. ~,lmdlitP~ tff I~|~'.~,lllt't tf,t|l Ixrt l; |fl lilt Photo by Debra Coates Nancy and Melinda Lee, mother and daughter, have rocontly boon accoptod as members of the Daughters of the American Revolu- tion. Tho pair say the new distinction will make the Fourth of July even more spoclal this year. an infant daughter; her moth- er Bessie; father Hans Peter; and four brothers: Marvin, Sam, Ernie and Kenny. 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