A beautiful celebration was held in February at the Colorado Springs Antlers Hotel to commemorate the chapter’s 100th year since it’s founding. The room was filled with Daughters from across the state and many distinguished guests. Many of the ladies wore period dresses which added beauty to the festivities. There was an afternoon of friends, fun and food, treasuring the memories of the past and building new memories for the future.
Miss Effie Shelton was born June 9, 1871 in Windsor, Missouri, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George James Shelton. Miss Shelton was married to Captain William H. Simpson, a traffic manager of the Western Union Telegraph company in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Shelton died at the age of 33 in 1904.
November 27, 1909, the widow Mrs. Simpson, at the age of 38, married Mr. Norman M. Campbell, a prominent Colorado Springs attorney. Mr. Norman and Effie Campbell made their home at 17 East Espanola Street, Colorado Springs.
Mr. Norman Campbell was a brother of John Campbell, a Colorado Supreme Court Justice. Mr. John Campbell’s wife, Harriet Parker Campbell, was a member of NSDAR, the Denver Chapter and State Regent 1904-1908. Mrs. Effie Campbell, first Regent of Kinnikinnik Chapter NSDAR, was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church on Pikes Peak Avenue and Weber Street. During her life, Mrs. Campbell was also a member of the Colonial Dames, the Tuesday Luncheon Club, the Women’s Educational Society, a life member of the WES and for many years active in the Red Cross.
Mrs. Effie S. Campbell died at the age of ninety on January 24, 1962 and is buried next to her husband in the Everyreen Cemetery in Colroado Springs.
One of Kinnikinnik’s favorite events every year is marching in the annual Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs.