Welcome to the Toledo Town Committee Pages Toledo is the first group after Cincinnati to offer a history of an ancestor. Other town committees will follow. The NSCDA is bound by the Covenant of 1908 which requires that each member coming into The Society have an ancestor from one of the original thirteen colonies. Each Dame provides a history of her ancestor. It is our intention to publish as many of these histories as we can. Consider them glimpses of those people who built the colonies as they moved toward the Revolution.
Eventually, we will have all the Toledo Dames' news and offerings. But we are beginning with a history submitted by Frances Keiser. It is a vignette of her ancestor Governor John Reading of colonial New Jersey. You can find it on the "Our Colonial Ancestors" page. Click here
Toledo "Fun Raiser" featured Tiffany Glass Windows
A group of 26 which included Dames, spouses and friends took a tour of the First Congregational Church on Collingwood Avenue to see the Tiffany stained glass windows. Phillip Klunk shared his enthusiasm for and knowledge of the magical windows.
After the tour we were invited to the home of Pamela and Jack Straub where we enjoyed delicious catered box dinners. Everyone seemed to have a great time and hopefully, we'll have more events like this which will allow us to just get together for "fun raising."
(Top, right: Rose and John Cook, Dora Crowther (guest — center). Middle: Rose Cook, Serena Williams (candidate), Puffin Coe and Ellie Menton. Right: Fran Kaiser and Phillip Klunk (our guide)