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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
55th Annual Convention of the Texas Division
United Daughters of the Confederacy

El Paso, Texas
9-11 October 1951

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

[Chapter Report - p. 133-134]


Mrs. Ben K. Bering - President
Mrs. Fred Eberspacher - 1st Vice President
Mrs. Mrs. A. F. McClellan - 2nd Vice President
Mrs. Cleo Brown - 3rd Vice President
Mrs. R. P. Stoltje - Recording Secretary
Mrs. W. W. Lowery - Corresponding Secretary
Mrs. F. C. Nolen - Treasurer
Mrs. Lloyd Crowell - Historian
Mrs. Earl Maughmer - Registrar
Mrs. Grace Schelegal - Custodian
Mrs. W. T. Roberson - Recorder of Crosses

Honorary Members:

Judge Ewing Boyd
Mrs. Effie Neville
Mrs. Claud Turner
Mrs. J. W. Sampson
Mrs. Ethel Bruce
Mrs. W. S. Webb
Mrs. Margaret McCutcheon
Mrs. H. B. Bates

Membership - new Members, 2; reinstated, 1 and transferred, 1.

The annual report with dues and assessments were sent to Division Treasurer, March 15th.

Our Chapter's name appeared in the June issue of the UDC Magazine in the "Cum Laude Honor List" with $1.25 per member paid to the "Lee Memorial."

The Chapter had nine business and historical meetings combined. All historical programs followed the outline of the General and Division Historians.

162 inches of publicity and two photographs and one radio talk were given in interest of the Chapter.

The President and four members attended the Texas Division Convention at Texarkana in October.

In November, we had a dinner and sale of handmade articles which netted the Chapter quite a good amount.

We had a Christmas Tea and program, which was well attended. We gave gifts and baskets of food to the needy; and made a contribution to the Red Cross.

Confederate Heroes Days were those of Lee, Jackson, Stuart, Semmes, Maury, Roberts and Jefferson Davis.

The Chapter observed in February its "50th Golden Anniversary" with a luncheon at the Women's Federation Club House and a well prepared program of historical interest. Many honored guests as well as the members attended.

The President and a number of the members attended the opening of the Library Building at the University of Houston. We gave a donation of five books. Two books and two Confederate Flags were given to an elementary school library.

On Confederate Memorial Day, an appropriate program was held in the chapel of First Methodist Church. Wreaths and flowers were carried to Confederate graves.

Crosses of Military Service were bestowed on the sons of Mrs. L. J. Muery and Mrs. O. E. Bryan.

The Chapter has two scrapbooks.

We addressed in person, 1 junior high school, with approximately 1,500 students. Our Annual Essay Contest in Houston Schools met pleasing response and we presented a silver loving cup and cash prizes to the winners. A book was reviewed by one of our members, Mrs. T. C. Jester. All the sick and bereaved members were remembered with visits, cards and flowers. Forty garments and two cotton mattresses were given to the Goodwill. 150 pounds of magazines and 10 pounds of old, soft cloth was given to the Cancer Hospital. We have 46 subscriptions to the UDC Magazine.


Ayrand, J. L., 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, Bennie, Mrs.
Campbell, Frank, Mrs.
Cook, Irma, Mrs.
Cotton, Edna May, Miss
Cotton, Katherine, Miss
Cotton, George E., Mrs.
Cotton, Marguerite, Miss
Crawford, Lillian, Mrs.
Crowell, Lloyd, Mrs.
Dennis, Laura, Mrs.
Eberspacher, Fred, Mrs.
Elliott, M. E., Mrs.
Foote, Alfred, Mrs.
Frick, Bessie, Mrs.
Gazette, Frank, Mrs.
Gordon, Ben, Mrs.
Groves, W. B., 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.
Jester, T. C., Mrs.
Johnson, G. C., Mrs.
Joines, A. C., Mrs.
Knolle, B. B., Mrs.
Koenig, 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, Robert S., Mrs.
Maughmer, Earl, Mrs.
McClellan, A. F., Mrs.
Muery, L. J., Mrs.
Nolen, F. C., Mrs.
Poole, Elizabeth, Mrs.
Poole, F. M., 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, R. G., Mrs.
West, W. E., Mrs.
Whatley, R. A., Mrs.
Wilkinson, J. W., Mrs.
Wright, Roxie, Mrs.

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