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Barbara Brewer Moore, Tryon Resolves Organizing Regent

Photo Courtesy of First United Methodist Church, Cherryville, North Carolina

Organizing Regent

Barbara Brewer Moore


The Tryon Resolves Chapter, NSDAR, was organized on February 1, 1985, at the home of Ruth Beam Stroup on historic Old Post Road in Cherryville, North Carolina, with Kay Dellinger Marks as co-hostess.

There were 17 organizing members, with Barbara Brewer Moore installed as organizing regent. State Organizing Secretary Louise Hutchinson of Winston-Salem installed the officers.


Greetings were extended by Mayor J. Ralph Beam, Jr., and Gaston County Board of Commissioners Chairman David C. Beam.  The Reverend Charles E. Page, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Cherryville, North Carolina, gave an address on the values of education, patriotism, and historic preservation.


Charter members of the Tryon Resolves Chapter, NSDAR, held their organizational meeting on February 1, 1985.

First Row L-R: Ruth Beam Stroup, Debra Gaskins Beam, Karleen Beam Gaskins, Roxanna Beam Hodgkins, and Lulu Belle Carpenter Robinson

Second Row L-R: Kay Dellinger Marks, Mary Ellen Baxter Leatherman, Clara Ratchford Hastings, organizing Regent Barbara Brewer Moore, Wilma London Beam, and Maude Kirkpatrick Carter

Third Row L-R: Cathey Beam Cassinli, Ruth Neill Dellinger, Sadie Ratchford Hoover, and Fannie Catherine Farris

Fourth Row L-R: Shannon Beam Morris and Jeanne Plonk Beam

Not Pictured: organizing Vice Regent Irene Peeler Beam

Charter Members

(Members who joined the chapter during its first year)

Janet Hobbs Anderson

Debra Gaskins Beam

Irene Peeler Beam

Jeanne Plonk Beam

Kenni Bea Beam

Wilma London Beam

Bertie Goins Carpenter

Ruth Beam Carpenter

Maude Kirkpatrick Carter

Cathey Beam Cassinli

Ruth Neill Dellinger

Fannie Catherine Farris

Karleen Beam Gaskins

Clara Ratchford Hastings

Roxanna Beam Hodgkins

Sadie Ratchford Hoover

Mary Ellen Baxter Leatherman

Kay Dellinger Marks

Elizabeth Kirkpatrick McKelvey

Barbara Brewer Moore

Maurine Starnes Moore

Shannon Aurinda Beam Morris

Alma Jane Putnam Plonk

Ethel Boggs Robinson

Lula Belle Carpenter Robinson

Joanne Starnes Schroetel

Teresa Caruso Sparks

Ruth Beam Stroup

Barbara Hill Stroupe

Barbara Anne Stroupe Stegall

Virginia Caroline Stroupe

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