The membership of the Daughters of '98, Auxiliary of the United Spanish War Veterans, (Daughters of Spanish American War Veterans) is composed of daughters, granddaughters, great granddaughters, legally adopted daughters, stepdaughters, foster daughters, daughters in law, grand daughters in law, nieces, grand nieces, and cousins of anyone eligible for membership in the United Spanish War Veterans as heritage members and any ladies interested in the history of the era as associate members. Both categories have full voting privileges. Contact the Daughters at:
You may also write to:
NFC Karen Burkhimer
12500 Ramen Road - Philadelphia, PA 19154
or PNFC Pat McAteer
145 Tiverton Ct. - Lebanon, PA 17042
National Fort Captain: Mrs. Karen Burkhimer, Pennsylvania
National Fort 1st Lieutenant: Mrs. JoAnn Fernstrom, Tennessee
National Fort 2nd Lieutenant: Mrs. Rosemary Miller, Tennessee
National Fort Adjutant: Ms. Eileen Steele, Florida
National Fort Quartermaster: Dr. Patricia McAteer, Pennsylvania
National Fort First Sergeant/Asst.Treas.: Ms. Carol Edris, Pennsylvania
1st Corporal: Ms. Nancy Single, California
Greetings to all our Daughter'98 members,
Hoping this message finds everyone well especially in these trying times. The coronavirus has had quite an impact on the world. Our lives have taken on a new direction, physically as well as psychologically. It is so important that we each follow our individual state's mandates that have been put in place for our protection.The simplest and first line of defense is just washing our hands for 20 seconds, then avoid coughing and sneezing within ones personal space ,practice social/community spacing by 6 foot and use disinfected wipes to clean multi-touched surfaces. Importantly don't isolate yourselves stay in contact with family and friends through social media and phone and please check in with neighbors. Thinking of everyone and along with our Officers I pray that God keeps a watch over you, your family and friends.
Karen Burkhimer, Natl. Fort Capt.
Dear Daughters of 98,
It is with great sadness that we received notice of the death of one of our Daughters, Pauline Taylor Hicks, on June 24, 2020. She was a Real Daughter of our Fort and an aunt to two of our members, Jo Ann Fernstrom and Nancy Single. As Jo Ann wrote, Pauline was ‘strong and brave to the end’ and was ‘so proud to be a Real Daughter as a member of the Daughters of 98’.
Here is a copy of her obituary. published in "The News and Observer" & "Herald Sun" on Jul. 1, 2020: PAULINE TAYLOR HICKS 5/13/24 – 6/24/20 Durham Pauline Taylor Hicks, 96, born and raised in Caswell County, passed peacefully at the Hock Family Pavilion on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Pauline resided in Durham where she began work for the Ellis Stone Company and later for 25 years with Sears Roebuck and Co. until her retirement. Pauline was a long-time faithful member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Pauline was the last surviving member of her immediate family to include her parents and 9 brothers and sisters. Pauline is survived by her husband of 76 years, Rainey F. Hicks, son, Don Hicks (Marie) and daughter Paula H. Tilley (Allen). She is also survived by 2 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by 1 sister-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews. A private graveside service will be held. The family would like to thank the staff of Cambridge Hills Assisted Living for their loving care for our mom while she lived at their facility. To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
We will remember her with a special memorial ceremony as soon as we can safely meet in person again (after the Covid 19 pandemic). We send condolences to her family and may she Rest In Peace.
Nancy Rinehart, President Keystone Commonwealth Fort 173