During the 1892 to 1897 time period, the following state societies were organized:
New York – 1892, Mrs. William Gerry Slade, President;
Louisiana – 1893, Mrs. John B. Richardson, President;
Michigan – 1894, Mrs. Alfred Russell, President;
Pennsylvania – 1896, Mrs. Louis W. Hall, President; and
Massachusetts 1896, Mrs. Nelson V. Titus, President.
Recognizing the importance of securing the future of the Society, Mrs. Darling began efforts to re-organize the Society, and in 1897, she appointed Mrs. William Gerry Slade of New York, as General Organizer. Mrs. Slade became the President of the now re-organizing Society. She used her home as the headquarters for the National Society; she resided at 332 West Eighty-Seventh Street, New York City.
The work of re-organizing the Society continued for many years and was successfully carried out by Mrs. Slade. On February 25, 1901, the Society was incorporated by an Act of the United States Congress and approved by President William McKinley as the National Society, United States Daughters of Eighteen Hundred and Twelve. This was one of the first women’s organizations to receive such a national charter and was also possibly the last bill signed by President McKinley.