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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
50th Annual Convention of the Texas Division
United Daughters of the Confederacy

Victoria, Texas
8-11 October 1946

Oran M. Roberts Chapter, No. 440, Houston
Chartered February 20, 1901

In Memoriam [p. 35]

Mrs. George McCain
Mrs. A. L. Staples, New Orleans, LA
Mrs. Amelia Wall

[Chapter Report - p. 129-130]


Mrs. W. E. West - President
Mrs. R. T. Hopkins - 1st Vice President
Mrs. F. C. Nolen - 2nd Vice President
Miss Kathryne Cotton - 3rd Vice President
Mrs. Fred Eberspacher - Recording Secretary
Mrs. W. T. Roberson - Corresponding Secretary
Mrs. A. F. McClellan - Treasurer
Mrs. R. A. Whatley - Historian
Mrs. Earl Maughmer - Registrar
Mrs. Viola Heiman - Custodian
Mrs. E. H. Hammack - Recorder of Crosses
Mrs. Berta Schulz - Poet Laureate
Mrs. E. P. Krick - Chaplain

Honorary Members:

Mrs. J. W. Wilkinson
Mrs. A. B. Lawrence
Hon. Lon Smith
Judge Ewing Boyd
Mrs. J. W. Sampson
Mrs. W. T. Roberson
Mrs. Ruby Marett
Mrs. T. B. Herbert
Mrs. Effie Neville
Mrs. George Perry
Mrs. Fay Morrison
Mrs. Marguerite McCutcheon
Mrs. E. C. Brock
Mrs. A. R. Handy
Mrs. W. S. Webb

Members at last report, 51; member demitted, 1; new members 1; deceased members, 3; present membership 54; honorary members, 16; tax paid Division (50-cents per member) $27; tax paid General (20-cents per member), $10.80; Curator tax (15-cents per member), $8.10; Texas Museum tax ($1 per Chapter), $1; Texas Room tax ($1 per Chapter), $1; total tax and dues sent Treasurer, $47.90; total amount paid all funds, $68.10; Benevolence total, $153.33

Ten meetings, one memorial, nine business and nine historical combined. Held welfare committee meetings each Thursday with exceptions of historical Thursdays. Held Christmas dinner for Chapter members. Visited sick weekly with gifts and flowers. Also remembered each member's birthday. Loving cup and book to student with best essay on Southern History.

Collected $124.72 for Red Cross Drive Committee from Chapter on Cancer Research. Gave 10 sheets, pillow cases, 5 gowns and made 649 surgical dressings; $12.12 for Cancer Research Drive. Held two rummage sales and one book review; five large boxes of clothing to foreign drive; two large boxes clothing to needy persons. To hospitals in Houston and Galveston, 29 quilts, 10 cars full papers, 17 gowns, 2 pair pajamas, 1,847 magazines, 69 books, 20 large cartons of screw-top jars. Made 72 kit-bags for Red Cross.

Five members attended District Meeting. Confederate graves decorated. Participated in all historical and patriotic movements. Sixteen subscriptions to UDC Magazine. President General and State officers honored at Christmas teal. Mrs. Maughmer honored Chapter with covered dish luncheon at her bayshore home.

Chapter has children's auxiliary.

New Members

Holeman, R. F., Mrs.


Bender, Emma, Mrs.
Bevelle, Frank, Mrs.
Binde, Martha, Miss
Bottler, Elizabeth, Mrs.
Branum, W. C., Mrs.
Bray, Erma, Mrs.
Buckley, Jim, Mrs.
Buchanan, J. E., Mrs.
Campbell, Frank, Mrs.
Clark, W. F., Mrs.
Cotton, Edna May, Miss
Cotton, Katherine, Miss
Cotton, George E., Mrs.
Cotton, Marguerite, Miss
Crawford, Lillian, Mrs.
Dennis, Laura, Mrs.
Eberspacher, Fred, Mrs.
Elliott, M. E., Mrs.
Gazette, Frank, Mrs.
Gordon, Ben, Mrs.
Guild, Charles, Mrs.
Hammack, E. H., Mrs.
Harris, Para Baker, Mrs.
Heinan, Viola, Mrs.
Herbert, T. B., Mrs.
Heyne, W. C., Mrs.
Holeman, R. F., Mrs.
Hopkins, R. T., Mrs.
Huston, Louise, Mrs.
Hyndman, John, Mrs.
Johnson, G. C., Mrs.
Knolle, B. B., Mrs.
Krick, Susan, Mrs.
Lawrence, A. B., Mrs.
Lawrence, C. C., Mrs.
Maughmer, E. P., Mrs.
McClellan, A. F., Mrs.
Roberson, W. T., Mrs.
Robinson, H. C., Mrs.
Sandland, H. G., Mrs.
Schultz, Berta, Mrs.
Simon, L. F., Mrs.
Sink, Claud, Mrs.
Smith, Fred, Mrs.
Stoltje, R. T., Mrs.
Triplett, R. G., Mrs.
Turner, Claude, Mrs.
West, w. E., Mrs.
Whatley, R. A., Mrs.
Whiddon, Elizabeth, Mrs.

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