Oran M. Roberts
United Daughters of the Confederacy®
Houston, Harris County, Texas
Members at last report, 45; new members 3; reinstated members 3, deceased members, 1; present membership 45; honorary members, 15; tax paid Division (50-cents per member) $19.15; tax paid General (20-cents per member), $7.80; Curator tax (15-cents per member), $5.85; Texas Museum tax ($1 per Chapter), $1; Texas Room tax ($1 per Chapter), $1; total tax and dues sent Treasurer, $25.15; total amount paid all founds, $160.
We are happy to report a full year of inspiring work, dedicated to the memories of the soldiers of 1865 and 1944.
We have held nine business and historical meetings combined.
At our Christmas party, we honored Mrs. H. M. Stamper, Mrs. A. W. Lightfoot, and, as always, our Confederate Veterans and widows.
All honor days have been observed in our programs and we have followed Division Historian as closely as possible. This year, we have reviewed early history of the UDC and its founders.
On Robert E. Lee’s birthday we awarded a $50 cash scholarship to a student at the University of Houston, also to the University Library we gave a large portrait of Oran M. Roberts, one set of "Rise and Fall of the Confederacy," and a volume of "Christ in the Camp."
A silver loving cup and a volume of "Romantic Flags of Texas," personally autographed by Mrs. Mamie Wynne Cox, was awarded a student of Deady Junior High School for her winning essay on "The Spirit of the South Carries On." Another student was presented a Confederate Flag for her essay. On both occasions of making these awards, the student body of both schools, approximately 1,000 boys and girls, were addressed by our President on Southern patriotic subjects.
Last year we presented a small picture to the Confederate Museum in Austin, showing the presentation of books to the Captain of the S.S. Oran M. Roberts.
At the request of a teacher, we provided material for a program on Robert E. Lee’s birthday, at Edison Junior High School.
We placed four typed copies of the article, "The Principals for Which the South Contended" (from the June UDC Magazine). Also, one subscription of the Magazine, in the office of the Supervisor of Junior High Schools for students’ reference.
Fourteen subscriptions to the UDC Magazine and one set of "Rise and Fall of the Confederacy" ordered.
A copy of the "History of the UDC" was presented our Chapter member, Mrs. J. W. Wilkinson, Historian Emeritus, on her birthday.
Several pages have been contributed to the Division Service Scrapbook.
Impressive memorial services were held April 26 at the home of Mrs. E. C. Brock, with all three Houston Chapters participating in a beautiful service, which included the Children of the Confederacy also.
We had four delegates at the Convention last year, and in March were co-hostesses for the annual meeting of District No. 1, which was held in Houston and well attended.
Our Chapter also assisted the David O’Dodd Children of the Confederacy (CofC) in entertaining the State Convention in June of the CofC.
Numerous letters written to State Representatives regarding the Confederate widows’ pensions. All were favored with encouraging response.
We contributed $1 to Camp Chase Memorial Fund.
The few remaining Confederate Veterans and widows are always remembered with gifts, money or flowers at Christmas time, when ill and on their birthdays.
Our P.A.C.D. activities comprise the following: 288 sewn garments, 15 knitted garments, 8 quilts, 1,500 hours sewing and rolling bandages, 6 boxes candy and cakes to camps, 1 box quilts and books to McClosky Hospital, 4 boxes clothing sent to European countries, 48 books, 340 magazines and 5 Bibles sent to servicemen in hospitals and camps.
We collected and turned in 1,000 pounds of paper, 50 pounds fat and other salvage war material; donated $5 and collected $353 in Red Cross booth during last drive; gave $3.10 to Houston War Chest; our Bond Chairman sold $4,500 in Bonds and membership purchases average $10,000 this year. The Chapter has cc-operated in every civic patriotic or war activity program called upon. We have opened our homes to the servicemen, which has been a happy privilege. We have entertained 200 boys in Houston.
All pledges and taxes paid promptly.
This webpage was created on 13 Aug 2006 and was last revised on 23 Oct 2008
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On 26 July 1994 our insignia (logo) was also approved by the Patent Trademark Office of the United States. Therefore they are not to be used without permission and when displayed must have the copyright symbol. As stated in the 1997 UDC Bylaws on page 41, Article 34 Insignia Section 2, a & b.