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Oran M. Roberts

Oran M. Roberts

Chapter 440

United Daughters of the Confederacy®


Houston, Harris County, Texas


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Oran M. Roberts Celebrating Confederate Memorial Day Observance

Saturday, 22 April 2006

Cleaning Capt. Dunovant's Grave

Cleaning Capt. Dunovant's Grave

In celebration of Confederate Memorial Day, Judy Meschwitz, Anne Woods, Karen Campbell and Lynna Kay Shuffield, members and Gerrie Yates, prospective member, worked from 9 am until 1 pm on Saturday, 22 April 2006 at the Dunovant Family Plot at the Glenwood Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

Adelia A. Dunovant, founding president of Oran M. Roberts Chapter 440 in February 1901, is buried in the plot as are her brother, Capt. William Dunovant, sister and brother-in-law, Margaret Dunovant Calhoun and William E. Calhoun.

The morning was cool and the humidity low and working conditions were prime to undertake this project.

Anne Woods, Lynna Kay Shuffield, Judy Meschwitz & Karen Campbell

L to R: Anne Woods, Lynna Kay Shuffield, Judy Meschwitz & Karen Campbell

In a perpetual care cemetery, you would not think there would be much to do, but these determined ladies spend much of Saturday morning proving otherwise and collected a truck bed load of leaves and cut limbs from the plot area.

After raking the almost foot thick layer of old leaves and cutting back the growth of surrounding tree limbs, the ladies began to wash and clean the four markers including the “avenging angel” on the grave of Capt. Dunovant which is almost 10-feet tall.

After completing the project, the ladies adjourned to a nearby restaurant and enjoyed simple food and planned future projects and activities.


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