Gassaway Chapter No. 32
Merged with Buckhannon Chapter No. 18, 2010
Gassaway Chapter #32 Order of the Eastern Star was organized on March 20,1908 and received its Charter on Oct. 7 of the same year. There were 21 Charter members; the officers were installed by Stephen B. Waterhouse, Grand Worthy Patron of Wheeling, WV.
Original initiation fee was $3.00. During the first World War the Chapter purchased ‘war bonds’ to help with the effort. Finances being low, $400-500.00 were borrowed for the purchase and was repaid by means of bake sales, ice cream socials, etc.
Although many have served the Grand Chapter as Grand Representatives and Pages, our chapter has had only one serve as a Grand Officer, that being Sister Pat Cantrell, who served as Grand Martha.
We are proud to have one member of our Chapter - Sister Lena Barton who celebrated her own 100th birthday on July 20,2007.
Chapter's Past Grand Officers
Rosalie Nottingham Grand Esther *Strange Creek 154 — 1969
Patricia M. Cantrell Grand Martha — 1974
Chapter's Past Grand Representatives
Ida B. Johnson Kansas 1909-1912
Cora Groves Kansas 1913-1919
Rose Nicola Kansas 1917-1922
Flora Huston Missouri 1923-1926
Ida Cunningham Arizona 1930-1933
Ato Young Manitoba 1934-1936
Nettie Garber New York 1936-1939
Floda Cunningham Utah 1946-1949
Vivian Workman Idaho 1950-1953
Ressie Boggs Georgia 1953-1956
Irene Boggs Tennessee 1958-1961
Marie Arrasmith Alabama 1968-1971
Wilma Jean Nettles Mississippi 1971-1974
Genevieve Hardway Arizona 1981-1983
Eugene Hardway Indiana 1992-1994
Nola James Mississippi 1996-1998
Dennison Kathy Jo Colorado 2001-2003
Larry Hardway Connecticut 2005-2007
Daphne Moore Australia 2008-2010