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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
54th Annual Convention of the Texas Division
United Daughters of the Confederacy

Texarkana, Texas
10-12 October 1950

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

[Chapter Report - p. 112-113]


Mrs. R. A. Whatley, Sr. - President
Mrs. Fred Eberspacher - 1st Vice President
Mrs. Mrs. W. W. Lowrey - 2nd Vice President
Mrs. Cleo Brown - 3rd Vice President
Mrs. R. P. Stoltje - Recording Secretary
Mrs. Lloyd Crowell - Corresponding Secretary
Mrs. A. F. McClellan - Treasurer
Mrs. R. S. Martin - Historian
Mrs. Earl Maughmer - Registrar
Mrs. Ralph Foster - Custodian
Mrs. W. T. Roberson - Recorder of Crosses

Honorary Members:

Judge Ewing Boyd
Mrs. W. T. Roberson
Mrs. W. S. Webb
Mrs. Margaret McCutcheon
Mrs. Ethel Bruce
Mrs. J. W. Sampson
Mrs. E. C. Brock
Mrs. Claud Turner
Mrs. J. M. Bates

Members at last report, 78; new members, 3; deceased members, 1; honorary members, 9; donations to the following: Hector W. Church Scholarship, Randolph Relief Fund, Mrs. Oscar Barthold Scholarship and Indian Relations.

All dues and assessments were sent to Division Treasurer before March 1, 1950.

The Chapter had nine business and historical meetings combined. We held our annual Memorial Service at our Confederate Cemetery, marking 32 Confederate graves, also placing flowers and wreaths and flags.

We had followed the Historian-General's outline. We observed, in February, our 49th Anniversary and we had the honor of having our Division President, Mrs. Coke M. Tilley, also the late Mrs. H. A. Wagner, Division Treasurer; Mrs. John M. Wilcox, Mrs. I. B. McFarland, Mrs. John Lovli and others.

We have 45 subscriptions to the UDC Magazine; three are laced in schools. 23 are new subscriptions. Our Chapter won the prize at the District Meeting held in Galveston for having the most new subscriptions to the magazine.

Thirteen members attended the District Meeting in Galveston and six members attended the Division Convention in Austin.

We gave $14 to Holley Hall, the newly proposed home for the aged.

On Jan. 19th, we observed the Confederate Hero's birthday with a program.

A Cross of Military Service was bestowed on Philip B. Thrash, Mrs. Earl Maughmer, his mother-in-law, received it for him.

One Confederate flag was presented to a junior high school student; one cop of Face of Robert E. Lee [1] was given to a high school library; a silver loving cup was given to a junior high school student in our Annual Essay Contest, also $5 cash prize.


Ayrand, J. L. (Jewel), Mrs.
Beard, Lena, Mrs.
Bering, Ben K., Mrs.
Bottler, Will, Mrs.
Branum, W. C., Mrs.
Brown, Cleo, Mrs.
Brown, Mildred, Mrs.
Bryan, Fannie, Mrs.
Buchanan, J. E., Mrs.
Buckley, Jim, Mrs.
Bush, Bonnie, Mrs.
Campbell, Frank, Mrs.
Cook, Irma, Mrs.
Cotton, Edna May, Miss
Cotton, Katherine, Miss
Cotton, George E., Mrs.
Crawford, Lillian, Mrs.
Crowell, Lloyd, Mrs.
Davis, C. M., Mrs.
Dennis, Laura, Mrs.
Eberspacher, Fred, Mrs.
Elliott, M. E., Mrs.
Foote, Alfred, Mrs.
Foster, Ralph, Mrs.
Frick, Bessie, Mrs.
Gazette, Frank, Mrs.
Gordon, Ben, Mrs.
Guild, Charles, Mrs.
Hammack, E. H., Mrs.
Harris, Para Baker, Mrs.
Heiman, Viola, Mrs.
Heyne, W. C., Mrs.
Hobbs, Inza, Mrs.
Holeman, R. F., Mrs.
Hopkins, Roy T., Mrs.
Hyndman, John, Mrs.
Jackson, Ira, Mrs.
Johnson, G. C., Mrs.
Joines, A. C., Mrs.
Knolle, B. B., Mrs.
Korn, E. P., Mrs.
Kucera, C. M., Mrs.
Kurtz, P. M., Mrs.
Laseter, Caddo, Mrs.
Lawrence, A. B., Mrs.
Lowery, W. W., Mrs.
Martin, R. S., Mrs.
Maughmer, Earl, Mrs.
McClellan, A. F., Mrs.
McCutcheon, Harry, Mrs.
Miller, Ray, Mrs.
Muery, L. J., Mrs.
Nolen, F. C., Mrs.
Poole, Elizabeth, Mrs.
Poole, F. M., Mrs.
Prewitt, F. B., Mrs.
Roberson, W. T., Mrs.
Robinson, H. C., Mrs.
Sandland, Harry G., Mrs.
Schlegel, Grace, Mrs.
Schultz, Bertha, Mrs.
Shepherd, R. E., Mrs.
Simon, L. F., Mrs.
Sink, Claud, Mrs.
Smith, F. B., Mrs.
Smith, Gaylord, Mrs.
Stevenson, P. E., Mrs.
Stoltje, R. P., Mrs.
Thayer, Isabella, Mrs.
Triplett, Myrtle, Mrs.
West, W. E., Mrs.
Whatley, R. A., Mrs.
Wilkinson, J. W., Mrs.

[1] Meredith, Roy, The Face of Robert E. Lee in Life and in Legend. (New York, NY: C. Scribner's Sons, 1947).

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