Ohio Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians

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Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians - Who We Are:

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The Ancient Order of Hibernians was organized in America in New York City in 1836. 
The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians was organized in Omaha, Nebraska in 1894 as the "Daughters of Erin." 
The Organization pledged itself to God and Country. In 1906 at the National Convention of the Order at Saratoga Springs, the Ladies received permission from the National Chaplain and the National President of the A.O.H. to function as a separate organization.  
The name was changed to "Ladies Auxiliary to the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America." In 1984 at the National Constitution Convention of the Order held in Albany, N.Y., the Ladies voted to change their name to "The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians."
The primary purpose of the Ladies was to protect young immigrant Irish girls coming to the United States, to assist them in securing employment, to give them the opportunity to be with their own kind, and to keep them from becoming homesick and discouraged. The motto of the Ladies is "Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity." Our Patron Saint is Saint Brigid.

The Preamble of our Constitution states that the intent and purpose of the Ladies is to promote Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity among its members; assisting the people of Ireland to establish an Irish Republic which shall include the 32 Counties of Ireland, aiding the aged, sick, blind and infirm members and for the legitimate expense of the Ladies, including Mission work and Catholic Action.

History of the Ohio LAOH

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The first charter in Ohio was issued in Cincinnati,   
Hamilton County in 1894. The following year, a Division was established in Montgomery County.

Ohio has a long history of participation in the events of our Order: Trinity College, Junior Division, Nuns of the Battlefield Monument, the National Shire, the Notre Dame Hibernian Fund - just to mention a few.

In 1903 there were eighteen (18) Counties: Allen, Belmont, Butler, Clarke, Champaign, Cuyahoga, Delaware, Franklin, Hamilton, Jackson, Lawrence, Lucas, Madison, Mahoning, Montgomery, Muskingum, Perry, Scioto, and Summit - with twenty-five (25) Divisions active in the State. As of the 1992 Convention report, Ohio had nine (9) Counties and ten (10) Divisions. The 1960's appeared to be the time of the largest membership in Ohio with 3,502 members. 

As of the 2007 year-end report Ohio has eight (8) Counties (Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lucas, Mahoning, Montgomery and Summit) and nine (9) Divisions with a total membership of 580.



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Ohio Past Presidents

2009 - 2011
Mary Ann Weber - Hamilton County

2007 - 2009
Carol Sheyer - Hamilton County

2005 - 2007
Ann Dollman - Lucas County

2003 - 2005
Marilyn Madigan - Cuyahoga

County 2001 - 2003
Colleen McKenzie - Summit County

1999 - 2001
Maureen Comer - Montgomery County 

1997 - 1999 
Eileen McNeill - Hamilton County 

1995 - 1997 
Joan Cavanaugh - Cuyahoga County 

1993 - 1995 
Judy Leddy - Franklin County 

1991 - 1993
Patricia Egan - Jefferson County

1989 - 1991
Kathleen Linton - Summit County 

1987 - 1989 
Marie Cooke - Hamilton County 

1985 - 1987
Edna Spak - Summit County 

1983 - 1984
Eileen Wallenhorst - Cuyahoga County 

1981 - 1983 
Mary Ungruhn - Hamilton County 

1979 - 1981
Marguerite Wahlrab - Montgomery County 

1977 - 1979 
Mary Reynolds - Cuyahoga County 

1975 - 1977 
Dorothy Purdy - Summit County 

1973 - 1975
Ann Jeffers - Summit County 

1971 - 1973
Mercedes (Dee) Scofield - Cuyahoga County 

1968 - 1970 

1967 - 1969 
Mary Ellen Lindway - Cuyahoga County

1965 - 1967 
Lucille Krabacher Dunsky-Layne - Montgomery County 

1963 - 1965 
Lucille Krabacher Dunsky-Layne - Montgomery County 

1961 - 1963 
Margaret Judge - Summit County 

1958 - 1960 
Margaret Judge - Summit County 

1956 - 1958 
Mary O'Leary - Cuyahoga County 

1954 - 1955 

1951 - 1953 
Cecilia Fellers - Cuyahoga County 

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1946 - 1947
Gertrude C. Manning - Hamilton County 

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Ella Quinn - Cuyahoga County 

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1912 - 1914
Eva DeVanney - Montgomery County 

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1906 - ? 
Estella McKenney - Montgomery County