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Encyclopedia Dubuque


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OLD SETTLERS' ASSOCIATION. Formed by those who began the settlement of Dubuque, the Association was founded on June 10, 1865. Edward LANGWORTHY was elected the president and Chandler Childs was secretary. The constitution of the group provided that all male residents on July 4, 1840, could become members with the payment of a one-dollar initiation fee and monthly dues of fifty cents. An annual meeting was held on the second Saturday of June or when called by the president.

On December 17, 1869, the word "male" was removed from the third section of the association constitution, and female members were admitted.

The organization was deeply involved in the establishment of the JULIEN DUBUQUE MONUMENT.