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Source: January 1993 Volume 31 Number 1, Page 37

In Memoriam: Frances Hammond Ligget

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The preceding recollections of the Great Valley are presented here posthumously, as Frances Ligget, a long-time and honorary life member of the Tredyffrin Easttown History Club, passed away on September 18, 1992, less than six weeks before her 91st birthday.

In addition to the various activities recounted in these reminiscences, she held office in a number of hereditary societies, including the Dames of the Loyal Legion; the Valley Forge Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution; and the National Society Daughters of American Colonists. She was also a forefather member of the Swedish Colonial Society; a member of the National Society Dauqhters of Colonial Wars in Pennsylvania and of the National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century; and a charter member of the Descendants of the Early Quakers; as well as being a charter member of the Women's Committee of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge; a former member of the Women's Committee of Historic Old Pine Street Church in Philadelphia; and a founding member in 1927 of the Twin Valleys Garden Club.

Her civic work over the years was recognized with a citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and she was also the recipient of the Margaretta Aspach Award as a distinguished alumna of the Agnes Irwin School, and the Girl Scout Achievement Award. Her former home, Stirling's Quarters, was purchased by the National Park Service in 1978.


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