Thursday, March 17, 2011

March 17.....It's What You Can Do For Your Country

March 17 - Social Butterfly? What social organizations or groups did your mother or grandmother belong to? Sewing circle, church group, fraternal benefit society or lodge? Describe her role in the group?

Red Cross Sewing Club 1917

Katherine Marxer and her daughters, along with many other area women belonged to the Pleasant View Red Cross Sewing Club.

The Red Cross Sewing Club was organized during WWI to aid the war effort. Knitting socks, sweaters and mufflers for soldiers and rolling bandages were the main projects. The club disbanded at the end of the war.

This photo was taken outside the Joseph Marxer home.

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