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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
33rd Annual Convention of the Texas Division
United Daughters of the Confederacy

Tyler, Texas
29-31 October 1929

Oran M. Roberts Chapter, No. 440, Houston

[Chapter Report - p. 208-210]


Mrs. A. J. Staples - President
Mrs. T. B. Herbert - 1st Vice President
Mrs. M. E. Davis - 2nd Vice President
Mrs. Estelle McCain - 3rd Vice President
Mrs. Earl Maughmer - Recording Secretary
Mrs. Viola Hineman - Corresponding Secretary Mrs. E. P. Krick - Historian
Mrs. Betty Kaufhold - Treasurer
Mrs. Allie Burk Fox - Registrar
Mrs. F. I. Neville - Custodian
Mrs. J. W. Wilkinson, Parliamentarian

Honorary Members

Hon. Lon A. Smith
Hon. Daniel E. Garrett
Judge Edwin Boyd
P. D. Studdert
Will Dyer
H. Wilkins
J. W. Neal
Mrs. E. B. Bates
Mrs. A. Bruce
Miss Florence Thornton
J. W. Wilkinson

Members at last report, 97; members demitted, 2; new members, 25; honorary members, 12; present membership, 122; per capita tax paid state division, $20; per capita tax paid general U.D.C., $20; Texas museum tax, $1; Texas room tax $1; total tax sent state treasurer, $40; Confederate Widows' Fund, $10; Educational Fund, $10; Confederate Home Christmas, $10; Jefferson Highway, $5; Jefferson Davis Historical Foundation Fund, $19.04; Division Funds, $5; Foreign Libraries, $1; total contributions to all funds, $102.04.

Observed anniversaries and memorial days with appropriate exercises.

Decorated cars for Veterans to ride in during Armistice parade.

We packed 50 box lunches for the Veterans to eat on their way to the Reunion at Charlotte, NC in June, with the assistance of the other Chapters.

Gave the Veterans of Dick Dowling Camp a monthly birthday dinner.

We take the Veterans in cars with refreshments to the Harris County Home for the Aged, and give programs.

Our Children's Chapter gave the Veterans a Christmas tree.

We have an annual Christmas party for the Veterans, at Mrs. J. W. Wilkinson's home, our Historian Emeritus.

The Chapter gave a luncheon in April at the Brazos hotel, honoring new members, having officers of the other two Chapters and Confederate Veterans as guests.

Visited the sick, assisted the needy. Placed wreaths of honor on graves of deceased. Sent flowers to the sick.

Our Chapter has contributed its quota of funds to the Triple U.D.C. organized at the close of our National Convention.

We sent $10 to the Confederate Home in Austin Christmas.

Have bestowed two Crosses of Honor.

There are 70 members belonging to our Children's Auxiliary, and they have held 18 meetings during the year.

Through our dear Mrs. Knolle, the Chapter secured passes on the street cars for Veterans.

One of our members, Mrs. Edith Ruderdorf, served as Chairman to a card party to help the most needy Confederate widows who had not received their pensions, raising over $100.


Archer, S. R., Mrs.
Arnold, Margaret, Miss
Arnold, V. G., Mrs.
Arthur, Tom, Mrs.
Ayers, Mrs.
Backus, Edna, Mrs.
Baker, J. Mayes, Mrs.
Barnette, Oldham, Mrs.
Beaubien, D. Maurice, Mrs.
Bently, Ellen M., Mrs.
Binford, Lucille Heining, Mrs.
Birkman, C. H., Mrs.
Blohm, George E., Mrs.
Bono, Beulah, Mrs.
Bottler, Will, Mrs.
Brady, S. E., Mrs.
Bray, Gussie Mae, Mrs.
Brooks, Beulah C., Mrs.
Brown, Agnes, Mrs.
Burns, Emma, Mrs.
Bybee, Charles, Mrs.
Campbell, A. M., Mrs.
Carlysle, M. D., Mrs.
Carter, C. S., Mrs.
Chatham, W. L., Mrs.
Cole, W. J., Mrs.
Collier, Jennie, Mrs.
Cook, L. W., Mrs.
Davidson, Della, Mrs.
Davis, Mary E., Mrs.
Davis, Polly, Miss
Dean, Nela, Miss
Dirr, Lenora F., Mrs.
Dortic, Catherine, Miss
Dwyer, C. L., Mrs.
Dwyer, W. B., Mrs.
Erwin, S., Mrs.
Fox, S. S., Mrs.
Gallatin, Stella, Mrs.
Gant, T. J., Mrs.
Giessler, Anna Cravey, Mrs.
Godbolt, S., Mrs.
Gordon, C. C., Mrs.
Grafius, W. N., Mrs.
Hamlett, Dora W., Mrs.
Harris, E. Grady, Mrs.
Harris, Glendon R., Mrs.
Hedrick, Susan A., Mrs.
Heimsy, May, Mrs.
Helman, B. J., Mrs.
Herbert, Thomas B., Mrs.
Hill, Iantha Miller, Mrs.
Hill, Trixie, Mrs.
Holcombe, Oscar F., Mrs.
Howard, Merle Neville, Mrs.
Howard, T. M., Mrs.
Humphrey, Mary LePyre, Mrs.
Hunter, Elizabeth, Mrs.
Hyndman, John, Mrs.
Jackson, Annie L., Mrs.
Jackson, Margaret F., Mrs.
James, Edna Woodward, Mrs.
Jones, Fannie, Mrs.
Kaufhold, Betty, Mrs.
Kennedy, Miss
Kennedy, Annie M., Mrs.
Knolle, B. B., Mrs.
Krick, Louisa, Mrs.
Lawrence, V. A., Mrs.
Long, Harris, Mrs.
Markley, Harriet, Mrs.
Marrett, Ruby, Mrs.
Martin, Aline, Mrs.
Maughmer, Earl, Mrs.
McAmis, W. H., Mrs.
McCaine, Estelle B., Mrs.
McLean, Sadie R., Miss
Mullenix, S. O., Mrs.
Myers, Frank W., Mrs.
Neville, F. I., Mrs.
Nolen, F. C., Mrs.
Perry, Hettie, Mrs.
Ponnish, Leona, Mrs.
Pool, Lawson, Mrs.
Powers, Ira T., Mrs.
Pybus, F. R., Mrs.
Quinn, J. J., Mrs.
Rice, H. B., Mrs.
Rogers, Cassie, Mrs.
Rogers, J. P., Mrs.
Rogers, Jane, Mrs.
Sandland, H. G., Mrs.
Sayre, Pearl McLean, Mrs.
Scherfius, Ida K., Mrs.
Schneider, Dora, Mrs.
Schultz, Berta, Mrs.
Scott, John F., Mrs.
Shultz, W. B., Mrs.
Simon, L. F., Mrs.
Smith, E. F., Mrs.
Smith, Warren, Mrs.
Snelling, Kate, Mrs.
Staples, A. J., Mrs.
Stephens, Betty, Mrs.
Stitt, B. N., Mrs.
Tarver, Nellie, Mrs.
Thompson, Grace Teeling, Mrs.
Tolbert, Willie Lee, Mrs.
Townsend, Homer E., Mrs.
Turner, Claude, Mrs.
Vaught, Mabel, Mrs.
Wallace, Aurelia, Mrs.
Wilkinson, Elsie, Miss
Wilkinson, Minnie, Mrs.
Williams, Annie, Miss
Wilson, W. H., Mrs.
Wood, Martha Alice, Dr.
Zumwalt, M. A., Mrs.

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