December 13, 2017

Our History

Miss Florence Taney

Miss Florence Taney

The National Society of the Dames of the Court of Honor was founded by Miss Mary Florence Taney and thirteen associates in Covington, Kentucky on May 15, 1921. The Society has been Incorporated in the State of Ohio, since 1928 and as a nonprofit corporation since 1985 and is also registered with the IRS as a 501 (c)(3) organization. May 15th is commemorated as Founder?s Day by our Society.

Miss Taney was an author, educator, and patron of the arts and possessed a great love of country. Honoring our commissioned officer ancestors was among her goals in founding this society.? She was born on 15 May 1856 and died 9 October 1936.

We are a Society based on Honor, Travel, and Fellowship of the membership.

The Society was inactive during the Second World War. It was reorganized by Mrs. Kirby-Smith Anderson in Atlanta, Georgia on May 15, 1946.