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THE HISTORY OF OUR CHAPTER

Our chapter's namesake and founder Sarah Swoope Caswell was born in Providence, Rhode Island on July 25, 1831. She married James Burrill Angell on November 26, 1855. When James was appointed president of the University of Michigan in 1871, they moved to Ann Arbor with their three children. James Angell served as University of Michigan's president for 38 years.

Sarah Caswell Angell played a major role in promoting women's activities at the university. As first lady of the university from 1871, to the time of her death in 1903, she led an active social life with interests in church, missionary work, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is noted as one of the founders of the Michigan Women's League. Of all the organizations that benefited from Sarah's dedication, none benefited more than the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Sarah died December 17, 1903, in Ann Arbor. She is buried beside her husband at Forest Hill Cemetery in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Last updated: October 2,  2020

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