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Emily True De Reime


Mrs. De Reimer, state chaplain of the District of Columbia, is a Boston woman, educated at Abbot Seminary, Andover, Massachusetts, and the New York Musical Conservatory.

She was a teacher at Wilbraham Academy before her marriage. Her father, Dr. Charles De True, a Harvard graduate, was Professor of moral philosophy and belles lettres in Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut Her mother, Elizabeth Hyde True was one of the early pupils of the famous Emma Willard School at Troy, New York. Through the Hyde ancestry Mrs. De Reimer becomes a Daughter of the American Revolution. Her early life was spent in Boston, Middletown, Connecticut and New York City.

Returning to Boston she married Reverend William E. De Reimer and went with him to India and Ceylon. Mrs. De Reimer spent ten years in Asia learning an Oriental language and conducted a Hindoo Girls' School.

On her return to the country she lived in Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois. She started the first Christian Endeavor Society in Iowa and has organized Chautauqua Circles and has taken a great interest in missionary work. After editing a series of Congregational Missionary studies and doing other literary work, she was made a member of the Illinois Women's Press Association. Coming to Washington years ago she became a Daughter of the American Revolution and was elected chaplain of Columbia Chapter. She has served as state chaplain three times.

She has represented the Daughters of the American Revolution at various meetings and congresses of well-known clubs and during the Lewis and Clark Exposition, represented the Smithsonian Institution

Women of America

Source: The Part Taken by Women in American History, By Mrs. John A. Logan, Published by The Perry-Nalle Publishing Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1912.


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