The Elizabeth Ellington Chapter was organized February 1926 in Bremerton, Washington by Mrs. Cora Burlew.
Lady Elizabeth Ellington, for whom this chapter is named, was a member of the English nobility living in New York at the beginning of the American Revolution. She espoused the cause of the Americans, laid aside her title and devoted herself to patriotic work. She knitted, made clothing and nursed the sick. This was her daily routine for years.
Lady Elizabeth Ellington was the great aunt of Lillian Almira Dartt Carr of Bremerton, Washington. Mrs. Carr was a member of the Lady Stirling Chapter of Seattle; it was her intention to become a member of the Chapter bearing the name of her ancestor, but she passed on before this desire was fulfilled.
Since our founding, the Elizabeth Ellington Chapter continues to promote the mission of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution – Historic Preservation, Education and Patriotism – by undertaking projects such as cleaning, restoring and maintaining headstones and markers in our local cemeteries and communities, marking historic sites, identifying and documenting historic figures in our local history. In promoting historical education, our chapter recognizes and honors local exemplary teachers and awards students through a variety of patriotic essay contests and scholarships.
In 1933, the Elizabeth Ellington Chapter was instrumental in placing a marker where the Suquamish Indians’ fort was located (what is now the northwest end of Manette Bridge in Bremerton); the first schoolhouse in the county was also located on the same site. The marker is a large granite boulder which was excavated while grading the streets in East Bremerton. Since that time, the Elizabeth Ellington Chapter has placed multiple plaques and markers at sites of historic and local significance in Kitsap County, Washington.
Bremerton is a military community and it is our privilege to recognize and support active duty service members stationed at Naval Base Kitsap and the Bremerton Shipyard. Never forgetting those who have served, we also support Retsil Veterans Home in Port Orchard, Washington and Sarge’s Place Shelter in Forks, Washington. Participation in the Armed Forces parade, Wreaths Across America and Constitution Week are also part of our annual calendar.
In 2026, the Elizabeth Ellington Chapter will celebrate their 100th Anniversary! Keep checking back for details as they develop.
We look forward to helping you become one of over a million women who desire to remember and honor our Patriots through this service society, the Daughters of the American Revolution.