Chapter History






Monserate Chapter, NSDAR, was founded on April 15, 1972, by the 18 charter members listed below in the Fallbrook, California, area. The chapter has grown from the initial 18 Daughters to over 50 members. 

Our chapter took its name from the 13,000-acre Mexican land grant given in 1846 to Ysidro Alvarado. In 1795, Padre Juan Mariner searched the area for new mission sites. A Spanish soldier with the expedition named the mountain Monserate because it reminded him of Montserrat, a craggy mountain in his native province of Catalonia, Spain. Fallbrook is now located in the area originally known as Rancho Monserate. The name Monserate appears on various streets in the Fallbrook area such as Monserate Hill and Monserate Mountain Trail.

Monserate Chapter, NSDAR, Charter Members:

Evelyn Perrine Van Ness – Regent

Rosemary Rickard Pankey – First Vice Regent

Ethel Kell Sinclair (Pat) – Second Vice Regent

Alpha Boone Tipton – Chaplain

Eunice Winder Lowell – Recording Secretary

Jennabell Myers Wilcox – Corresponding Secretary

Zella Darnell Smith – Treasurer

Rosella Gibbs Perry – Registrar

Helen Norris Barker – Historian

Muriel Holmquist Posselt – Librarian

Doris Van Court Crandall

Leona Boegel Crowell

Helen Esther Green

Norma Olin Ireland

Ida Clar La Mon

Eva Fairbanks Norris

Jeanne Pankey Pagett – Junior

Loraine Pankey Folin – Junior

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

California State Society Daughters of the American Revolution