Lottie Williamson Hines
The Colonel John Banister Chapter held its organizing meeting on December 30, 1933.
The Organizing Regent was Lottie Williamson Hines (Mrs. William W.) [photo at left]. The chapter was
named after Colonel John Banister, a Revolutionary Patriot and also the first mayor of
the city of Petersburg. When Mrs. Hines died on April 14, 1940, she left her house in
trust to the Colonel John Banister Chapter. She wanted it to be used for the chapter's
meetings, and it has been ever since. It was named the Louise Hines Chapter House in memory of Mrs. Hines' daughter,
Louise, who predeceased her.