Oran M. Roberts
United Daughters of the Confederacy®
Houston, Harris County, Texas
Members at last report, 83; members demitted, 1; new members, 4; honorary members, 6; present membership, 85; per capita tax paid state division, $19.80; per capita tax paid General U.D.C., $19.80; Texas museum tax, $1.00; Texas room tax, $1.00; total tax sent state treasurer, $45.60; total tax sent state treasurer, $28.00; total contribution all funds, $46.80.Officers
The Oran M. Roberts Chapter has held twelve business meetings and twelve historical meetings; had veterans with us at all meetings; assisted in observing honor days; paid state and general dues; kept all pledges; contributed $10 to educational fund; $5 to Jefferson Davis Highway fund; $1.00 to Richmond room; $1.00 to Confederate Museum at Austin; subscribed for Dixie Magazine and Confederate Magazine.
Have placed evergreen wreaths on graves of all departed veterans, and sent flowers to sick and bereaved members of chapters; have given birthday dinners each month to members of the Dick Dowling Camp, with Mrs. Mary E. Davis as chairman, and gave programs on Sunday afternoons. Assisted local chapters in entertaining State Convention; assisted other two chapters in entertaining prominent members of UDC from other states who were delegates to the Good Roads Convention. Paid our share of the marking of the Jefferson Davis Highway through Harris county; observed Memorial Day, with the assistance of other chapters. Gave programs at County Home once a month.
Gave a card party to raise funds for one member of the chapter who had lost her household goods in a fire.
Our President, Mrs. J. J. Quinn, was a member of each committee who drew up resolutions condemning the erection of a statue of Abraham Lincoln in the State Tech School at Lubbock, Texas. Mrs. Quinn was also a member of the committee of the Daughters of Confederacy who drew up resolutions objecting to naming Houston public schools for Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, the names being changed to Sidney Lanier and Albert Sidney Johnston.
The chapter presented six Crosses of Honor.
A scarf made out of a silk shawl, the tassels of which were made from the fringe, a commission and pictures belonging to Captain John Sales, were presented to the chapter by his niece, Mrs. S. J. Hindman, to be sent to Richmond or State Museum. It was left to our President to make the decision, and she sent them to the State Museum at Austin. Through the efforts of Mrs. T. B. Herbert and Mrs. J. W. Wilkinson, a Confederate flag was added to flags that Texas had lived under in the auditorium during World Ad Convention, the Confederate flag having been omitted. Oran M. Roberts Chapter was signally honored by having Mrs. T. B. Herbert, its President, made sponsor for Dick Dowling Camp to Abilene Reunion. Mrs. B. B. Knolle being appointed by State President, Mrs. J. K. Bivins, to present floral offering from State Division to Mrs. M. E. Bryan.Members -
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