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President: Barb Moberg - barb.moberg"AT"
Vice President: Bertie Wood - wistarwood"AT"
Western Vice President: Carol Lustenader - carol"AT"
Eastern Vice President: Annabella Wood - annabellawood"AT"
Newsletter Editor: Cody Sehl - cody.sehl"AT"
Treasurer and Newsletter Publisher: Karen Spinardi - spincpa"AT"
Genealogist: Cheyenne Stradinger - cheyenne.stradinger"AT"
Webmaster: Cody Sehl - cody.sehl"AT"
Immediate Past President: George Schulz - george.schulz"AT"
Past President: Duane Dawes - djdawes"AT"

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Many thanks to descendant Dale Stradinger for our DWDWRA logo!

Our genealogy database consists largely of information collected by Henry Holland, descendant of William Dawes, in his work, "William Dawes, and his Ride with Paul Revere. An Essay Read before the New England Historic Genealogical Society on June 7, A.D. 1876; To which is Appended a Genealogy of the Dawes Family," which was printed in 1878. Henry did not provide many sources for this information, and so the names, dates and places included should be considered as secondary sources. A transcription of this work appears in the genealogy portion of this site, under Histories. It can also be viewed in pdf format at Google books.


2018 - July 6, 7 and 8, Boston. Email Barb Moberg for more information at This reunion will feature Charlie Bahne, Boston guide and author of The Complete Guide to Boston's Freedom Trail as well as William Schulz, a family member who will portray William Dawes. Plus more!

Past Reunions:

2016 - August 26 to 29 in Evanston, IL!

2015 Reunion - September 4 to 7 in Philadelphia, PA. Organized by Annabella Wood.
Attractions: Trip to Gettysburg, guided walking tour of old city Philadelphia, Duck Tour of Philadelphia, dinner at the historic City Tavern, a visit to Betsy Ross house, a Liberty 360 show of American history in 3-D.

2013 Reunion - June 20 to 23 at Dawes Arboretum near Newark, OH and Marietta, OH. Organized by Mary Jane Bolon, Barb Moberg, and Peggy Dempsey.
Attractions: Dawes Arboretum: Tea in Bertie's garden, tours, programs, walks, archival discoveries; Marietta: Marietta College Archives, The Castle tour, trolley tour of Marietta, Ohio River boat tour.

2010 - June 4 to 6 in Evanston and Chicago, Illinois. Organized by George Schulz and Marian McNair.
Attractions: bus tour of Chicago, visit to Musuem of Science and Industry, boat tour of the Chicago River to view the architecture, and tour of the house formerly owned by Charles Gates Dawes in Evanston.

2009 - July 31 to August 2 in Ninilchik, Alaska. Organized by Kathryn Kennedy.
Attractions: tour of Norman Lowell Art Gallery in Anchor Point, visit to Homer (fishing village), tour of Ninilchik including old Russian Orthodox Church, and visit to Seward for sled dog ride and boat tour of Prince William Sound.

2007 - August 11 and 12 in Seattle, Washington. Organized by Virginia Mackay.
Attractions: Seattle bus tour, boat trip to Tillicum Village on Blake Island for salmon bake.

2005 - July 8, 9, and 10 in the Black Hills, South Dakota. Organized by Ellen Wilhelm.
Attractions: Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Mountain, Custer State Park.

2003 - June 21 and 22 in Boston, Massachusetts. Organized by Margaret Hyun.
Attractions: Freedom Trail from King's Chapel to the Old North Church, Dawes route of the Midnight Ride bus tour.

2001 - April 20, 21, and 22 in Tubac, Arizona. Organized by Hattie Dawes Wilson.
Attractions: Tumacacori Mission, visit to Mexican town of Nogales, Sonora.

1999 - June 26 and 27 in Newark, Ohio, and June 28 in Marietta, Ohio. Organized by Bertie Wood & Mary Jane Bolon.
Attractions: Dawes Arboretum, Daweswood House tour, Granville Presbyterian Church and historic district, National Heisey Glass Museum, and numerous Dawes historic sites.

1997 - August 16 and 17 in Torrance, California. Organized by Bertie & Wistar Wood.
Attractions: Redondo Harbor boat tour, South Coast Botanical Garden.

1995 - in Templeton, California. Organized by Duane & Janice Dawes and Ferne & Bud Wilson.