Parker County Today December 2016 - Page 76

our history: SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION Connecting to Our Future by Preserving the Past DECEMBER 2016 PA R K E R C O U N T Y T O D AY BY ABIGAIL GIEGER P “To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.” — Cicero arker County seems to draw history lovers, perhaps that’s because of its rich history.  To many, their family history is a great source of honor and pride. That describes Parker Countians Mike Connelley and Vaughn Oliver both are members of the Sons of the American Revolution, the K.M. Van Zandt Chapter 6, founded in 1930 and named for the famed Major. 74 The Texas Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution began with a conversation between Sam P. Cochran of Dallas and Dr. Valin R. Woodward, of Fort Worth. At that time there were only nine members of the TSSAR in Fort Worth. Woodward suggested having a local chapter in Fort Worth. Their first meeting was held in the director’s room of Fort Worth National Bank. Another member, Sam B.