A local woman who has spent nearly 48 years of her life as a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution was recognized on her 100th birthday last month at Shepherd of the Valley.
Staff and residents participated in a party was held at the facility. Family, friends and 24 members of the DAR Mary Chesney Chapter also attended.
Hilda Amelia Steigman Scott was born March 18, 1909 in Newark, N.J. She married at age 19 in October 1928 to Charles Edward Scott. She was married for 55 years until he died in April 1983.
She has one daughter, Gloria June, who is deceased, and one son, Richard Scott. She has three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Scott moved to Warren in 1945 and lived on Austin Avenue. She first worked as a real estate agent and was one of the first women to get her driver's license.
During World War II, Scott rolled bandages, gave blood and put care packages together for soldiers.
Scott, who joined the National Society for the Daughters of the American Revolution on Dec. 6, 1961, did genealogy for the DAR. She said that through her research she discovered she and Teddy Roosevelt are eighth cousins. She traced her ancestors in early in America, France, England and Germany.
Carol Olson with the DAR presented the proclamation recognizing Scott's 48 years.
Carol Noga said Scott did so much for DAR with her research.
Scott also loved bowling and collecting plates and China pitchers. She also enjoyed working on crossword puzzles and word searches.
She published a poem, ''Winter Wonderland,'' in 2006 which she had copyrighted. Her son read the poem at the party.
Scott said she enjoys attending church and parties but said that she is not much of a talker. She said she is looking forward to spring and the return of nice weather.
In younger days, Scott enjoyed going on trips and volunteering.
Her son, Richard Scott said his mother was always very active and had good health.
''She was certainly quite active and always had good health,'' Scott said.
He said that until a few years ago when his mother had knee and hip surgery, she had never been in a hospital except when he was born.
The Rev. Jim Brandis, chaplain at the nursing home, said Scott often attends worship when she can and is always out and around visiting with others.
Mayor Michael O;Brien also presented a proclamation to Scott.