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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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of the
29th Annual Convention of the Texas Division
United Daughters of the Confederacy

Held in First Methodist Church
Marshall, Texas
13-16 October 1925

Mrs. J. K. Bivins, President
Mrs. J. H. Dunavant, Recording Secretary

Oran M. Roberts Chapter, No. 440, Houston
Report for 1925

In Memoriam

Mrs. W. B. King
Mrs. Z. J. Henderson
Mrs. S. A. Brown
Mr. R. F. Noble, Honorary

[Chapter Report - p. ___]

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.


Mrs. T. B. Herbert - President
Mrs. B. B. Knolle - First Vice President
Mrs. Hattie Hatch - Second Vice President
Mrs. Jane Rodgers - Third Vice President
Mrs. Amelia Wallis - Fourth Vice President
Miss Dorothy West - Recording Secretary
Mrs. Dorothy Haskell - Corresponding Secretary
Mrs. Josephine Nelson - Treasurer
Mrs. F. I. Nevil - Historian
Mrs. Martha L. Morris - Registrar
Mrs. Dora Schneider - Custodian
Mrs. Bentley - Director of David O. Dodd C of C
Mrs. F. A. Nelson - Recorder of Chapter Crosses

Honorary Members

Mrs. E. B. Bates
Miss Florence Thornton
J. C. Foster
Lon A. Smith
Daniel E. Barrett
Dick Dowling Camp

Members Changing Names

Miss Gertrude Grassmuck to Mrs. C. H. Birkman

Associate Members

Miss Emma Simon
Miss Grace Howard

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 -

Arnold, M, Miss
Arnold, W. H., Mrs.
Bachus, Edna, Mrs.
Bibee, Charles, Mrs.
Birkman, C. H., Mrs.
Bono, Mrs.
Bray, Mrs.
Brentley, Mrs.
Burns, Emma, Miss
Campbell, Carrie, Mrs.
Chatham, L. W., Mrs.
Collier, Jennie, Mrs.
Cook, Irma, Mrs.
Cooke, Ada, Mrs.
Davidson, Della, Mrs.
Davis, M. E., Mrs.
Dirr, Leonora, Mrs.
Dontic, Catherine, Miss
Erwin, M. S., Mrs.
Gallatin, Stella, Mrs.
Gordon, C. C., Mrs.
Graffius, W. N., Mrs.
Harris, G., Mrs.
Haskell, Dorothy, Miss
Hatch, Hattie S., Mrs.
Hawks, Mary Lee, Mrs.
Heblin, Irene, Mrs.
Heiman, Viola, Mrs.
Hennessey, May, Mrs.
Herbert, Alma, Mrs.
Herbert, T. B., Mrs.
Hill, Trixie, Mrs.
Hirsch, Arthur, Mrs.
Houston, S. H., Mrs.
Howard, Mrs.
Hyndman, John, Mrs.
Jackson, R. H., Mrs.
Kaufhold, Bettie, Mrs.
Kennedy, Annie, Mrs.
Kennedy, Catherine, Miss
Knolle, B. B., Mrs.
Krick, Mrs.
Lachenmacher, A., Miss
Lackenmacher, D., Mrs.
Long, Winifred, Mrs.
Markley, C. M., Mrs.
Markley, H., Mrs.
McClaine, E. B., Mrs.
McClelland, A. F., Mrs.
Meyers, F. W., Mrs.
Morris, Martha, Mrs.
Mullinix, S. C., Mrs.
Nelson, Josephine Mrs.
Nevill, F. E., Mrs.
Nevill, Merle, Miss
Nolan, F. C., Mrs.
Ollre, M. J., Mrs.
Perry, George H., Mrs.
Quinn, J. J., Mrs.
Robinson, Josie, Miss
Robinson, Mary Jo, Miss
Rogers, J. P., Mrs.
Rogers, Jane, Mrs.
Scherffius, Ida K., Mrs.
Schneider, Dora, Mrs.
Simon, L. F., Mrs.
Staples, A. J., Mrs.
Stephens, R. S., Mrs.
Talbot, Ben, Mrs.
Tarver, Nellie, Mrs.
Wallace, Amelia, Mrs.
Weddington, W. M., Mrs.
West, Dorothy, Miss
Whitley, Iris, Mrs.
Wiggins, Charles, Mrs.
Wilkinson, Elsie, Miss
Wilkinson, Minnie, Mrs.
Williams, J. C., Mrs.
Wilson, Ardie, Mrs.
Winfree, Mrs.
Wooldridge, Minnie, Miss
Zumwalt, M. A., Mrs.

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