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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
56th Annual Convention of the Texas Division
United Daughters of the Confederacy

Houston, Texas
7-9 October 1952

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

[Chapter Report - p. 138-139]


Mrs. Ben K. Bering - President
Mrs. Fred Eberspacher - 1st Vice President
Mrs. Mrs. A. F. McClellan - 2nd Vice President
Mrs. Grace Schlegel - 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. C. E. Watson - Custodian
Mrs. W. T. Roberson - Recorder of Crosses

Honorary Members:

Earl Maughmer
Judge Ewing Boyd
Mrs. J. W. Sampson
Mrs. Ethel Bruce
Mrs. W. S. Webb
Mrs. Effie Neville
Mrs. Margarite McCutcheon
Mrs. H. B. Bates
Mrs. Claude Turner
Mrs. Louise Huston
Mrs. Laura Dennis

All dues and assessments sent before March 1st.

Nine regular meetings held. Three special meetings were held, one with Houston UDC Chapters at the University of Houston Library.

All Historical programs follow outline of Division and General Historian.

Five members attended one local, two Historical and one Patriotic meeting, held in Houston.

Four members attended convention at El Paso.

We observed Lee, Jackson and Maury Honor days in January, Sidney Lanier and our 50th Anniversary in February.

At District 1 meeting at League City, 11 members attended, one of our CofC members served as a page, and we won a prize for the best report.

On Confederate Memorial Day, April 26th, appropriate services were held at the First Methodist Church, other Houston chapters joining us in this commemorative program. Prof. R. B. Ransom of the University of Houston, gave an inspiring address and a Cross of Military Service was awarded at this time to Richmond D. Branum. Flowers were afterward placed on Confederate Solders' graves.

Jefferson Davis' birthday was observed with a special program with installation of Chapter and David O. Dodd CofC officers. A report was given by Doris Ann Hartell on the CofC convention held at Wharton, June 5th, and a Cross of Military Service was awarded to Miss Josephine Frick.

Eight of our members took part in a radio program, singing Dixie.

We have 20 subscriptions to the UDC Magazine.

Eleven CofC members were present at our Christmas Party, at which time we presented their certificates, and a small silk Confederate Flag to each one.

This year we have given these items:

To the University of Houston - one subscription to the UDC Magazine, one book and $5 to purchase two books on Southern History.

To the Park Place Library - two historical novels, six bound volumes of National Geographic Magazine and $5 to purchase a book on Confederate History.

To the Public School Business Office, 1 subscription to the UDC Magazine.

To Oran M. Roberts School, 1 subscription to the UDC Magazine.

Our publicity has been, 60-inches and two pictures.

We assisted one member in procuring a Government gravemarker.

Benefits given to raise funds this year have netted $295.

Three new flag stands were purchased and presented to the Chapter.

Sick and bereaved members are always remembered with visits, flowers and cards.

Patriotic activities include: Sending 100 pounds of clothing to Europe, 10 pounds to CARE, six sheets to the Cancer Clinic, 200 pounds magazines to hospitals, gave $3 to the March of Dimes; $10 to the United Fund.

UDC Chapter pledges and contributions: Lee & Jackson Memorial, $10; Miss Katie Daffan Memorial, $5; CofC Chapter for delegates' expenses to convention, $5; UDC Memorial Building assessment, $134; total contributions for the year, $320.


Beard, Lena, Mrs.
Bering, Ben K., Mrs.
Bottler, Will, Mrs.
Brown, Mildred, Mrs.
Brown, O. E., Mrs.
Buchanan, J. E., Mrs.
Buckley, Jim, Mrs.
Branum, W. C., Mrs.
Calnan, Jessie, Mrs.
Campbell, Frank, Mrs.
Cook, Irma, Mrs.
Cotton, Edna May, Miss
Cotton, George E., Mrs.
Cotton, Katherine, Miss
Cotton, Marguerite, Miss
Cox, Robert L., Mrs.
Crawford, Lillian, Mrs.
Crowell, Lloyd, Mrs.
Eberspacher, Fred, Mrs.
Elliott, M. E., Mrs.
Frick, Bessie, Mrs.
Frick, Josephine, Miss
Gazette, Frank, Mrs.
Gordon, Ben, Mrs.
Groves, W. B., Mrs.
Guild, Charles, Mrs.
Hammack, E. H., 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, Bert, 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.
Oliver, Jewell, Mrs.
Pool, Elizabeth, Mrs.
Poole, F. M., Mrs.
Powers, Daisy, 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, Claude, Mrs.
Smith, Tillie, Mrs.
Smith, Gaylord, Mrs.
Stevenson, P. E., Mrs.
Stoltje, R. P., Mrs.
Thayer, Isabella Caylot, Mrs.
Triplett, R. G., Mrs.
Watson, C. E., Mrs.
West, W. E., Mrs.
Whatley, R. A., Mrs.
Wilkinson, J. W., Mrs.
Wyse, Azalle M.

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