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The Arlington Chapter was established in 1938 and was very active in its beginning. Reactivated in 1994 by hardworking members, and the Arlington Chapter has grown ever since. Information on the Chapter history is limited. Research of Texas SAR volumes and UNT Library Archives produced the following facts through 1998. Thereafter, are recent known facts by the current membership. Please contact us, if you can add information about our history.

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Apr. 30, 1889

National SAR organized on the 100th anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington as our nation's first President.

 
Dec. 8, 1896

Texas SAR organized.

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1933 – 1952

The Texas Compatriot newsletter was formed in 1933 by brothers Compatriots Dr. Valin R. Woodward and Cicero S. Woodward, who in 1938 lead the formation of the Arlington Chapter. They distributed it quarterly and freely to all Texas SAR members statewide.

 
Mar. 1934

Texas SAR President – Hon. Charles J. Maxwell of Arlington hosted Texas SAR Convention at  Arlington's N. TX Agricultural College.

 
Mar. 1935

Texas SAR President – Dr. Valin R. Woodward of Arlington hosted Texas SAR Convention at  Arlington's N. TX Agricultural College.

 
1938

Dr. Valin R. Woodward and others transferred from Texas SAR Ft. Worth's Maj. Van Zandt Chapter #6 and organized Texas SAR Arlington's William Pruitt Chapter #12.

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Apr. 19, 1938

Texas SAR annual Convention hosted by Arlington's William Pruitt Chapter #12.

 
Sep. 17, 1943

Texas SAR Arlington's William Pruitt Chapter #12 merges with Texas SAR Henderson's Jesse Watkins Chapter #13 and becomes known as Texas SAR Arlington's Jesse Watkins Chapter #12, with Judge Royal R. Watkins, President.

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Oct. 1948
Jul. 1948
Jan. 1949

Arlington's Jesse Watkins Chapter #12 with Hon. Benton Collins, President, Dr. V.R. Woodward, Secretary-Treasurer.

 
Feb. 24, 1952

In a joint meeting with the local SRT chapter, Texas SAR Arlington's Jesse Watkins Chapter #12 was organized as Texas SAR Arlington Chapter #7. These chapter numbers reflect what is best believed as accurate, but contradictions are found in archived postings.

 
1956

Texas SAR Roster for Arlington Chapter #7.

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Jan. 1958

Arlington known as Gonzales Chapter #7 with Karl Hoblitzvilles, President, Dr. Valin R. Woodward, Secretary.

 
Jan. 1959 

Arlington known as Gonzales Chapter #7 with Hon. Benton Collins, President, J.H. Norwood, Jr, Secretary.

 
Jun. 1973
Jun. 1977
Mar. 1982
Dec. 1984

Texas SAR Roster for Arlington Chapter #7.

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Jun. 1990

Texas SAR Roster for inactive Arlington Chapter #7.
Arlington residents have membership in Fort Worth's Texas SAR Maj. Van Zandt Chapter #6.

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1993

Regrouping Texas SAR Arlington Chapter #7.
Roger E. Muelle, Jr., President; Joe S. Davis, Secretary; Robert A. Harris, Treasurer; James C. Newland, Jr., Chaplain; and Phil E. Johnson, Historian.

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Jan. 11, 1994

Re-Charter Texas SAR Arlington Chapter #7. With James M. Head, Jr., President

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Oct. 27, 1994

Texas SAR Arlington Chapter #7 membership approves Constitution and Bylaws.
A. G. Coppinger, President; Richard P. Vaughn, Secretary; Keith Reed, Registrar.

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Apr. 1994 -
Nov. 1995

Texas SAR Arlington's Chapter #7 regularly distributed the newsletter titled "Newsletter".  These were the date ranges contained with the UNT Library Archive, but probably more were distributed.

 
May 1996 -
May 1997

Texas SAR Arlington's Chapter #7 regularly distributed the newsletter titled "The Arlington Dispatch".  These were the date ranges contained with the UNT Library Archive, but probably more were distributed.

 
Feb. 1996
Jan. 1997
Jan. 1998

Texas SAR Roster for Arlington Chapter #7.

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Apr. 2011

Texas SAR Roster for Arlington Chapter #7 with Robert "Bob" Harris, President

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Apr. 2012
Apr. 2013

Texas SAR Roster for Arlington Chapter #7 with Ron Carter, President

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Apr. 2014
Apr. 2015

Texas SAR Roster for Arlington Chapter #7 with David Friels, President

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Apr. 2016
Dec. 2016
Apr. 2017
Dec. 2017

Texas SAR Roster for Arlington Chapter #7 with John Anderson Jr, President

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* Subject to interpretation