Sophia Catlin Wood Plimpton
An active member of the First Methodist Church and a founding member of the Riverside YWCA, Sophia became acquainted with the cause of temperance. She helped found the Riverside County WCTU and served as WCTU state treasurer for 20 years.
Sophia’s great-grandfathers, Ensign Nathan Bennett and Captain Titus Watson, were both Lexington Alarmists. Her grandfather, Enoch Wood, was born in 1763 and as a very young man was imprisoned two years by the British during the Revolutionary War. Sophia became a charter member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, holding many offices. She is recognized as the charter member with the longest life span, passing away as an active member at age 101.