Tag Archives: Frances Haven Moss

In Mount Hope Cemetery, So Many GLO Connections

Yesterday morning, I found myself taking the 7:30 a.m. train to Champaign so that I could get some research done for a project I committed myself to early in the year. It needs to be off my to-do list. However, … Continue reading

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Gamma Phi Carissima on Founders’ Day

Frances Haven grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Evanston, Illinois, as her father, Dr. Erastus Otis Haven, headed up the University of Michigan and then Northwestern University. When Dr. Haven was elected Chancellor of Syracuse University, Frances moved to Syracuse, … Continue reading

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W&J, a Wedding, a Rotary Dinner, a Walk in the Cemetery, and a P.E.O. B&B

This past weekend was a fun one for us. The Becque5 clan gained another +1. Officially we are the Becque5 +2 after last fall’s wedding of our daughter. I made the hotel reservations in early January and didn’t think more … Continue reading

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In the Land of the Illini Thinking of the ‘Cuse

Syracuse has been on my mind lately. I’m not in Syracuse, but this view as I walked out the door yesterday morning reminded me of the quad at Syracuse. The school’s colors even involve orange. And for many years both … Continue reading

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Gamma Phi Beta’s Founders’ Day and Its Only Chapter Founded by a Founder

A church oyster supper was the first social event Frances Haven (Moss) attended after enrolling in Syracuse University in 1874. Her father, Dr. Erastus Otis Haven, had been recently elected Chancellor of the university. At that supper, she met the … Continue reading

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Happy Founders’ Day Gamma Phi Beta!

On November 11, 1874, Gamma Phi Beta was founded at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.  Gamma Phi’s founders are Mary A. Bingham Willoughby, E. Adeline Curtis, Frances E. Haven Moss, and Helen M. Dodge Ferguson. Below they are pictured … Continue reading

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