Tuesday, June 22, 2010

EWGS Presidents Elizabeth Dale Hastin Smith

This is the thirty fifth in the series on the Presidents of EWGS leading up to the 75th anniversary in 2010. See the previous posts on Samuel Pool Weaver, Leora Cookingham Thiel, Susan Marie West Jack, Ruth Churchill Austin, Alfred Denman, Florence Ballou Brown, Harriet Jefferson Pinkham, Mary Elizabeth Dow Maltbie, Achsah Maltbie Rawlings, Lee DeGolyer Patchen, Susie Elliott Faubion, Edith Webb Nelson, Carrie Teats Lartigue, Guy Alfred Clumpner, Grace Ellis Woodward, Mabel Rue Frederick, Nell Hartman Peel, Edwin Allan Poole, Mabel Enid Rice Conrad, Helen Elizabeth Osborne Rowe, Dr. Herbert Hoover Osborne, Jane Merritt Logie Webster, Beatrice Cutler Mitcham, Marie E. Stone Larson, Lorena May Saylor Wildman, Raymond J. Fisher, Grace E. Kelso Garner , Catherine P. Cornehl Hyslop, Barbara J. Wirt Clarkson, Ruby L. Simonson McNeill, Jeanne J. Jones Holder , Jeanne M. Polumsky Coe , Maxine E. LeGrant Pence, and Mary Kay McGlothlin Gant.

The next EWGS President was actually Donna Potter Phillips in 1991 and 1992, but since Donna is out current (2010) EWGS President, I will skip her till later to be able to include more on her. In 1992 dues were $12.00 a year and $150.00 for lifetime, while in 1993 they were increased to $20.00 a year or $300.00 lifetime, glad I became a lifetime member in 1992.

E. Dale Hastin Smith was born in Denver, Colorado, daughter of James Dale Hastin a World War II P-51 pilot that was shot down over France and spent about a year as a POW, part in France and part at Buchenwald in Germany. Dale wrote a nice article on her dad in the March 1994 EWGS Bulletin.
I don't ever remember Dale using her first name Elizabeth, but she did when she married Craig Douglas Smith, November 26, 1966. Craig was born in Seattle, Washington, and both Craig and Dale are baby boomers.
The Spring EWGS seminar was Henry Jones, March 27, 1993 at Cavanaughs River Inn and the cost was $20.00. The Fall EWGS seminar was Wade Hone on Land Records, October 2, 1993, also at Cavanaughs River Inn and the cost was $20.00.
I was a member in 1993 and I remember Dale as a hard worker, but in researching the other presidents I found out Dale had held many offices in EWGS and donated numerous books to the library over the years.

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