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Department Presidents
1910-Present

List of Presidents with residence, and names of Union ancestors
and/or relations in the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Index by Decade

1910s

1950s

1990s

1920s

1960s

2000s

1930s

1970s

1940s

1980s


1910

1911

Mrs. Addie M. C. Haskins (c.1861-?)
Residence: Long Beach, California

Relative(s):

  • Wife of Comrade James C. Haskins — 1st Rhode Island Infantry; 3rd Rhode Island Heavy Artillery

1912

Elizabeth Kiser

Relative(s):

  • unknown

1913

Martina L. (Greeley) Atherton-Hamblett-Green

(1847-1936)
Residence: Pasadena, California

Relative(s):

  • Wife of Comrades John F. Hamblett — 1st New Hampshire Cavalry and Jonathan H. Green — 92nd Illinois Infantry

1914

Mrs. Jessie S. Mason-Reed

(c.1872-?)
Residence: Riverside, California

Relative(s):

  • Wife of Comrade Dwight B. Mason — 10th Iowa Infantry

1915

1916

Angelina (Atkinson) Hutton

(c.1860-1919)
Residence: Long Beach, California

Relative(s):

  • unknown

1917

1918

Mrs. Lydia T. Wood

(1860-1934)
Residence: Los Angeles, California

Relative(s):

  • Wife of Comrade Samuel Orestus Wood — 14th Maine Infantry

1919

Amanda B. Bickels

(1883-1976)
Residence: Los Angeles, California

Relative(s):

  • Henry Bickels — 9th Illinois Cavalry

1920

HAWTHORNEBlanche

Blanche Campbell (Saylor) Hawthorne

(1882-1968)
Residence: Culver City, California

Relative(s):

  • Wife of Bro. Francis Creighton Hawthorne, PDC

1921

Helen L. Spaulding (1890-1970)
Residence: Riverside, California

Relative(s):

  • George W. Spaulding — 3rd Maine Infantry; 3rd U.S. Light Artillery

1922

Mamie (Mathews) Deems

(1880-1968)
Residence: Los Angeles, California

National President - 1926

Relative(s):

  • Albert J. Mathews — 152nd Indiana Infantry
  • Wife of Bro. Alva Emanuel Deems, PDC; Daughter of Sis. Mary M. (Slaughter) Mathews, PDP

1923

Emma (Cunningham) Conner

(1873-1962)
Residence: Pasadena, California

Relative(s):

  • Thaddeus Sobieski Cunningham — 142nd Pennsylvania Infantry
  • Everhart Liston — 6th Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery
  • James Lawrence Cunningham — 1st Ohio Cavalry
  • Francis Marion "Frank" Cunningham — 1st West Virginia Cavalry (MOH recipient)

1924

Jennie E. (Willoughby) Strimple-Gilliland

(1868-1950)
Residence: Riverside, California

Relative(s):

  • Benjamin F. Willoughby — 123rd Ohio Infantry
  • James B. Willoughby — 123rd Ohio Infantry
  • Levi P. Willoughby — 15th Ohio Infantry; 123rd Ohio Infantry
  • Martin W. Willoughby — 15th Ohio Infantry; 123rd Ohio Infantry
  • Nathan M. Willoughby — 78th Ohio Infantry
  • William P. Willoughby — 123rd Ohio Infantry
  • John P. DeBolt — 15th, 61st & 82nd Ohio Infantry
  • George R. DeBolt — 49th Ohio Infantry
  • Silas DeBolt — 49th Ohio Infantry
  • Rezin S. DeBolt — 49th Ohio Infantry
     
  • Wife of Bro. R. Emerson Gilliland

1925

Cora Belle (Perfield) Dunster

(1872-1959)
Residence: Los Angeles, California

Relative(s):

  • Freeman Farrar — 149th New York Infantry
  • George Perfield — 110th New York Infantry
  • James Perfield — 149th New York Infantry; Veteran Reserve Corps
     
  • Wife of Bro. Frederick I. Dunster, PDC

1926

Ella Mae (Miller) Cloud

(1879-1955)
Residence: Oakland, California

Relative(s):

  • Wife of Bro. Scott Goldsby Cloud

1927

Elinor Jane (Bailey) Graves

(1879-1945)
Residence: Upland, California

Relative(s):

  • unknown

1928

Mrs. Marie Burgoyne Shaw

(c.1887-?)
Residence: San Diego, California

Relative(s):

  • unknown

1929

Audrey Belle (Hall) Billingsley-Binger

(1899-1985)
Residence: Glendale, California

Relative(s):

  • Israel H. Gregg — 7th Ohio Infantry

1930

Mary M. (Slaughter) Matthews

(c.1862-?)
Residence: Pasadena, California

Relative(s):

  • Wife of Comrade Albert J. Mathews — 152nd Indiana Infantry
  • Mother of Sis. Mamie (Mathews) Deems, PDP

1931

Estelia Marie (Robinson) Coursey

(1882-1969)
Residence: Fresno, California

Relative(s):

  • James I. Shafer — 116th Ohio Infantry
     
  • Wife of Bro. John Wilbur Coursey, PDC

1932

Mahala Rosina (Dill) Buckley

(1870-1946)
Residence: Pasadena, California

Relative(s):

  • Lewis O. Dill — 5th Wisconsin Infantry
     
  • Mother of Sis. Charlotte (Buckley) Turner, PDP

1933

Mary A. (Craven) Rogers-Cox

(1880-1982)
Residence: Fresno and Healdsburg, California

Relative(s):

  • George W. Cox — 14th Missouri Home Guard Infantry

1934

Charlotte Alameda (Buckley) Turner

(1896-1957)
Residence: Pasadena, California

Relative(s):

  • Lewis O. Dill — 5th Wisconsin Infantry
     
  • Daughter of Sis. Mahala (Dill) Buckley, PDP

1935

Lenore Downer (Stone) Glass

(1891-1987)
Residence: San José, California

National President - 1956

Relative(s):

  • Thomas Jefferson Stone — 13th Ohio Infantry
     
  • Wife of Bro. John Nicolas Glass, PDC

1936

Iola L. (Clark) Hunt

(1877-1950)
Residence: Riverside, California

Relative(s):

  • Samuel Clark — 25th Illinois Infantry

1937

Hannah M. (Gerdts) Dabel

(1878-1970)
Residence: San José, California

Relative(s):

  • Wife of Bro. Henry C. Dabel

1938

Esther F. Watts-Crawford

(c.1902-?)
Residence: Pasadena, California

Relative(s):

  • unknown

1939

Eva A. (Flint) Gould-Rasmussen

(1872-1964)
Residence: Sacramento, California

Relative(s):

  • Addi Heli Flint — 50th Ohio Infantry & 90th Ohio Infantry

1940

Lena May (Gulick) Hewitt-Barrett

(1875-1965)
Residence: Huntington Park, California

National President - 1949

Relative(s):

  • James Harvey Gulick — 122nd Illinois Infantry
     
  • Wife of Bro. Ralph Raymond Barrett, PCinC

1941

Gertrude E. (Smith) Salisbury

(1904-1965)
Residence: San José, California

Relative(s):

  • Wife of Bro. Dwight E. Salisbury

1942

Erma P. (Chamberlain) Deal

(1885-1966)
Residence: Riverside, California

Relative(s):

  • Carlos F. Chamberlain — 13th Wisconsin Infantry

1943

Elizabeth Emmaline (Long) Stanley-Kahler

(1884-1946)
Residence: Los Angeles, California

Relative(s):

  • unknown

1944

Marcia Evelyn (Stull) Sherfey-Weaver

(1892-1971)
Residence: Fresno County, California

Relative(s):

  • Morris Chester Stull — 8th Illinois Cavalry

1945

Bessie Jan (Allen) Woerner

(1898-1985)
Residence: Inglewood, California

Relative(s):

  • Wife of Bro. Frank Woerner, PC-in-C

1946

Marium (Bunker) Parrot

(1875-1956)
Residence: Fresno County, California

Relative(s):

  • Jesse Bunker — 1st Iowa Cavalry

1947

Margaret M. (Burnham) Giles-Thomas

(1890-1986)
Residence: Riverside, California

Relative(s):

  • Ferdinand I. Burnham — 2nd Minnesota Light Artillery

1948

Beatrice E. (Downing) Smith-Riggs

(1906-1993)Residence: Ontario, California

National President - 1960

Relative(s):

  • John A. Harter — 146th New York Infantry
  
  • Wife of Bro. Earl Flowers Riggs, PC-in-C
  • Mother of Bro. Harold C. Smith, PDC

1949

Nellie Emeline (Boone) Smith

(1891-1967)
Residence: San Francisco, California

Relative(s):

  • Cyrenus E. Boone — 13th New York Heavy Artillery
     
  • Wife of Bro. Walter A. Smith, PDC

1950

Bess (Ellis) Garwood

(1893-1983)
Residence: Pasadena, California

Relative(s):

  • Wife of Bro. Ralph William Garwood, PDC

1951

Anna (Doody) Cheney

(1901-1962)
Residence: Oakland, California

Relative(s):

  • Wife of Bro. Vernon Everdeen Cheney, PDC

1952

Mabel Daisy "Mollie" (Harrison) Sneberg

(1898-1987)
Residence: Pasadena, California

Relative(s):

  • unknown

1953

Pearl Z. (Baker) Freeman

(1876-1962)
Residence: San José, California

Relative(s):

  • Charles A. Baker — 7th Iowa Cavalry

1954

Lena E. (Beckman) Simmons

(1892-1968)
Residence: Pasadena, California

Relative(s):

  • unknown

1955

Hannah M. (Gerdts) Dabel

(1878-1970)
Residence: San José, California

Relative(s):

  • Wife of Bro. Henry C. Dabel

1956

Mrs. Winifred E. Hansen Adcox

(?-?)
Residence: Santa Ana, California

Relative(s):

  • unknown

1957

Mary Alice (Goar) Story

(1894-1975)
Residence: Compton, California

Relative(s):

  • Wife of Bro. Louis T. Story, PDC

1958

Mrs. Irene Margaret Wohlgemuth

(1904-1986)
Residence: Long Beach, California

Relative(s):

  • Wife of Bro. J. Elmer Wohlgemuth, PDC

1959

Margaret Lucille (Mushrush) Hixson

(1920-1990)
Residence: San Gabriel, California

Relative(s):

  • unknown

1960

Mary Jane (Fishbaugh) Gately

(1902-1987)
Residence: Pomona, California

Relative(s):

  • Wife of Bro. John O. Gately, PDC

1961

Mrs. Rosa Pearl Whitmyre-Kelly

(1898-1989)
Residence: San Diego or Long Beach, California

Relative(s):

  • unknown

1962

Thelma Alice (Guest) Crawford

(1896-1991)
Residence: Fresno, California

Relative(s):

  • Adolphus Alonzo Guest — 2nd U.S. Volunteer Sharpshooters

1963

Edna Pearl (McClure) Nelson-Slayton

(1892-1972)
Residence: Santa Ana, California

Relative(s):

  • William K. Van Horn — 35th Ohio Infantry

1964

Elizabeth M. "Betty" (McNew) Moon

(1898-1972)
Residence: Inglewood, California

Relative(s):

  • Samuel D. Dihel — 30th Illinois Infantry

1965

Miriam Mae (Bolin) Lorentzen

(1898-1970)
Residence: Compton, California

Relative(s):

  • Thornton Henby Brainerd — 11th Wisconsin Infantry

1966

Florence Clara (Moore) Simonian

(1894-1984)
Residence: Clovis, California

Relative(s):

  • Joseph T. Moore — Webster County Missouri Home Guards; 8th Missouri Cavalry; Phelps Missouri Infantry

1967

Catherine "Peg" McCoy

(1898-1975)
Residence: San Diego, California

National President - 1975

Relative(s):

  • unknown

1968

Miriam Matilda (Smith) Wilcox

(1894-1986)
Residence: Los Angeles, California

Relative(s):

  • John Byron Cole — 40th Iowa Infantry

1969

Dorothy Fern (Pyle) Greely

(1921-1988)
Residence: Santa Clara, California

Relative(s):

  • Edward Stanley Houk — 153rd Illinois Infantry
  • Wife of Bro. Kenneth Horace Greely, PDC

1970

Edna Holt

(?-?)
Residence: Canoga Park, California

Relative(s):

  • unknown

1971

Miss Margaret M. French

(1894-1976)
Residence: Los Angeles, California

Relative(s):

  • unknown

1972

Edith LeEtta (Conner) Elder

(1893-1980)
Residence: Santa Monica, California

Relative(s):

  • Sanford Emery Conner — 14th Iowa Infantry

1973

Anna Marie (Bolin) Haaven

(1896-1991)
Residence: Fresno, California

Relative(s):

  • Thornton Henby Brainerd — 11th Wisconsin Infantry

1974

Ethel (Hollub) Gates

(1920-1993)
Residence: Chula Vista, California

Relative(s):

  • Wife of PDC Harold Hugh Gates

1975

Bessie Ward (?-?)


Residence: Fresno, California

Relative(s):

  • unknown

1976

Thelma Alice (Guest) Crawford

(1896-1991)
Residence: Fresno, California

Relative(s):

  • Adolphus Alonzo Guest — 2nd U.S. Volunteer Sharpshooters

1977

Miriam Matilda (Smith) Wilcox

(1894-1986)
Residence: Los Angeles, California

Relative(s):

  • John Byron Cole — 40th Iowa Infantry

1978

1979

Helen Ann (Batinich) Pyle

(1927-2010)
Residence: San José, California

Relative(s):

  • Wife of Bro. Wayne Stanley Pyle, PDC

1980

Dorothy Fern (Pyle) Greely

(1921-1988)
Residence: Santa Clara, California

Relative(s):

  • Edward Stanley Houk — 153rd Illinois Infantry
     
  • Wife of Bro. Kenneth Horace Greely, PDC

1981

Lela Ida (Midkiff) George

(1897-1996)
Residence: Fresno, California

Relative(s):

  • unknown

1982

Margaret Evelyn "Peggy" (Crawford) Mann

(1918-2009)
Residence: Grover City, California

Relative(s):

  • Adolphus Alonzo Guest — 2nd U.S. Volunteer Sharpshooters
     
  • Daughter of Sis. Thelma A. Crawford, PDP

1983

Unknown

Relative(s):

  • unknown

1984

Unknown

Relative(s):

  • unknown

1985

1986

1987

Betty Jean (Bennett) Woerner-Downs

(1926-living)
Residence: Torrance, California

National President - 1988

Relative(s):

  • Wife of Bro. John Franklin Woerner; daughter-in-law of Bro. Frank Woerner, PC-in-C

1988

Unknown

Relative(s):

  • unknown

1989

Unknown

Relative(s):

  • unknown

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

Betty Jean (Bennett) Woerner-Downs

(1926-living)
Residence: Torrance, California

National President - 1988

Relative(s):

  • Wife of Bro. John Franklin Woerner; daughter-in-law of Bro. Frank Woerner, PC-in-C

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

Rachelle Marie (Bursheim) Campbell

(1971-living) *
Residence: Gilroy, California

National President - 2014-15

Relative(s):

  • Andrew Davidson — 4th Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery
  • Ole Davidson — 27th Iowa Infantry
  • Elling Ellingson — 15th Wisconsin Infantry ("The Scandinavian Regiment")
  • Niels Himle Ellickson — 6th Iowa Cavalry

 

  • Wife of Bro. Tad D. Campbell, PCinC
  • Daughter of Bro. Dean W. Bursheim

2011

2012

2013

Melinie (Prosk) Caines

(1957-living)
Residence: El Segundo, California

Relative(s):

  • Wife of Bro. Phillip L. Caines, PCC

2014

2015

2016

Beverly Lou (Swartz) Graham

(1940-living)
Residence: San José, California

Relative(s):

  • Wife of Bro. Thomas T. Graham, PCC

* Sitting Department President Betty Woerner-Downs became inactive in the Order and moved to Oregon (out of the Deparment's area). After the establishment of the Dr. Mary E. Walker Auxiliary No. 52 in 2003, Rachelle Campbell became the de facto Department President, and was treated as such by successive National Administrations, and officiallly recognized in 2007.

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