SOLDIERS REMEMBERED WITH HONOR
Photos & Article
by Joy Dingman
Chapter Regent Kay Upole was one of the featured speakers at a ceremony to dedicate
a monument commemorating the four Revolutionary War soliders whose graves are located near the New Life Episcopal Church in
Recalling that the Chapter had placed a marker in this area in October 2002 as part of a six-week-long
project of marking the graves of 37 Revolutionary War soldiers in Stark County, Mrs. Upole read a brief biographical sketch
of each of the four soldiers honored at this ceremony: Jacob Bower, who served seven years in the war: Pvt. John Stephen Garl,
a former Hessian soldier who served under General George Washington; Pvt. John Kuhn, German Regiment, Continental Troops;
and Pvt. Andrew Shaffer, Pennsylvania Continental Line, 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment. The biographical material
was part of a list compiled by our late member Eileen Knipfer in 1983 of known graves of Revolutionary War soldiers in Stark
The Veterans Memorial Committee of the Uniontown Community Park Association has placed a new marker
and four tiles engraved with the soldiers' names in the existing memorial area that commemorates the cemetery now covered
by the church’s parking lot. The event was jointly sponsored by the church and the committee. It was the subject of
a news item on FOX 8 TV in Cleveland that evening.
CANTON CHAPTER WELCOMES NEW CITIZENS
By Joy Dingman
Members of Canton Chapter welcomed 15 new American citizens who took their oath of citizenship at
a naturalization ceremony on November 12 at the Stark County Courthouse. They came from the Phillipines, India, Liberia,
Togo, the Netherlands, Venezuela, the United Kingdom, Mexico, the Ukraine, and Honduras. One gentleman from Honduras
spoke eloquently on behalf of all, "We believe in the American Dream. We are proud."
Regent Kathryn Upole is shown with one of the proud new Americans.
(From left) Immediate past Regent Audrey Morrison, Mrs. Upole, Registrar Debra Hinton, and Vice Regent
Jayne White served as hostesses for the refreshments we provided.
(From left) Jayne, Debbie, Kay, Audrey, and Historian/Librarian Eleanor Cartwright posed with Stark County
Common Pleas Judge John G. Haas, who presided over the ceremony.