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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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Memorial Tribute



Betty Edwards Kaufhold
Poem


In Appreciation


Oft I’ve wondered, what the Eagle saw,
From his home in the crags up high,
Looking on the world so far below,
And the clouds, that floated by.

Did the beauty spread before his gaze,
Fill his heart with a strong desire,
That caused his wide-spread soaring wings,
To strive to research up higher?

Today was granted to me this boon,
And light to solve, this problem old,
On top of a man-made crag to stand,
Where the winds swept, clear and cold.

And they City, lying far below,
Spread out ‘neath the eyes of man,
For our dim sight, ‘twas quite as far,
As the eagle, from his heights scan.

I know at once, what caused the one,
Who in this place of peace abode,
To climb the rugged paths of toil,
Along life’s stormy uphill road.


Resolution

WHEREAS, the Oran M. Roberts Chapter has suffered an irreparable loss in the passing of our beloved President, Mrs. Betty Kaufhold; and

WHEREAS, the memory of her dear presence shall always be with us in our endeavors to make the few remaining veterans happy and contented, knowing that she would have us carry on until all are called to have one grand reunion with God;

WHEREFORE, be it resolved that the members of the Oran M. Roberts Chapter will each re-dedicate herself to the one object most sacred to our cause - the Confederate Veteran - out of love and respect for our departed President;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLUVED that a copy of these resolutions be sent to each of Mrs. Kaufhold’s three daughters and the Press and that a copy be placed on our minutes.

Lovingly submitted,

Mrs. B. B. Knolle, Chairman
Mrs. A. J. Staples
Mrs. Lawson Pool

NOTE: Betty Edwards - daughter of Joseph H. Edwards and Virginia Browning - born: 2 Nov 1857 in Tallahassee, FL - died: 14 May 1931 - Spouse: Frederick Lawrence Kaufhold

She was a REAL DAUGHTER, her father served as an Orderly Sgt in Co. C, 6th Infantry Regt., FL. She joined the Oran M. Roberts Chapter 440, UDC on 15 Mary 1928.

She died in office while serviced as the Chapter President during 9/1930-5/1931. Mrs. Frank Irwin Neville (nee: Effie Erwin) was serving as the 1st Vice President and she completed the unexpired term.


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