A collection of Welsh Society of San Francisco records, Welsh-American Society records, British Benevolent Society records,
St. David's Presbyterian Church San Francisco records, and Welsh Presbyterian Church of Oakland records
Donna Claire Davies was born in 1917 in Portland, Oregon to Frederick and Clara Davies; her father was a Welsh native. She
served in the United States Navy during World War II. In October 1960 she was identified with the Northern California CADW-Cymru,
with Welsh language classes being held in her apartment. In late December 1963 she was secretary of a new Welsh Society in
San Francisco. Later an officer of the Welsh American Society of Northern California (WASNC), she also was president of the
British Benevolent Society, 1986-1987. She died in San Francisco in 2000.
3 cartons and 1 document box
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