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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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Minutes
of the
57th Annual Convention of the Texas Division
United Daughters of the Confederacy

Austin, Texas
13-15 October 1953


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


In Memoriam [n.p.]

Mrs. F. M. Poole


[Chapter Report - p. 141-143]

New officers for 1953-1954 elected May 1953 and installed Sept 1953

Officers:

Mrs. H. G. Sandland - President
Mrs. B. B. Knolle - 1st Vice President
Mrs. Mrs. A. F. McClellan - 2nd Vice President
Mrs. Grace Schlegel - 3rd Vice President
Mrs. Mrs. Lloyd Crowell - Recording Secretary
Mrs. C. L. Paul - Corresponding Secretary
Mrs. F. C. Nolen - Treasurer
Mrs. R. T. Hopkins - Historian
Mrs. R. P. Stoltje - Registrar
Mrs. C. E. Watson - Custodian
Mrs. W. T. Roberson - Recorder of Crosses


Member who changed name

Miss Josephine Frick to Mrs. E. E. Cox


Honorary Members:

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


We have 67 members, 1 deceased, 7 new members - Total: 74. We meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month. We held 9 meetings, business and historical combined, using General outline for programs; also using UDC Ritual and singing Dixie at the close of each meeting. Three typed reports of the year's work was sent in. We served as co-hostess in 1952 for Division Convention. Pledged $50 for this fund.

Our work for the year is as follows

Two Confederate Flags given to Libraries.

Three Confederate Flags and two Texas Flags given to schools.

Two Confederate Flags given to students as 2nd and 3rd essay prizes.

20 Confederate Flags given to David O. Dodd CofC, new members with their certificates.

Two books and $5 for the purchase of the book,Romantic Flags of Texas, to Central Park Library.

Two books Face of Robert E. Lee given to schools.

Four books sent to Federated Club Library.

12 books sent to school libraries overseas (American Zone).

$5 cash and silver loving cup given as 1st prize for essay to junior high student (subject topic: A Great South Essential to a Great US).

Two articles of Historical value sent to Confederate Museum at Austin. [Note: In 2008, it is unknown what was given.]

$5 given for Confederate cemetery at Indianola.

Three Crosses of Military Service awarded.

Seven Honor Days observed with appropriate programs: Confederate Memorial Day, Lee, Jackson, Maury, Jefferson Davis, Lanier, Sabine Pass.

Memorial service, April 26th, held at the Presbyterian church. Tributes were brought by other UDC Chapters of the city. After the service, wreath and flowers were placed at Terry's Texas Ranger Monument.

11 members attended District Meeting in Patterson in April.

20 subscriptions to the UDC Magazine.

1 subscription each to the Public Library and University of Houston.

We had 300 inches of publicity in Houston papers.

Our Patriotic contributions were:

One box of clothing sent to Korea.

10 pounds of silk hose sent to Japan.

Magazines, small bottles and 600 picture Christmas cards given to T.B. Hospital.

Six old sheets to cancer clinic.

Mattress and bedding, fruit and flowers for negro Home for Aged.

300 Magazines sent to V.A. Hospital.

600 old Christmas cards sent to Faith Home.

600 pounds paper sent to one of the Houston schools.

Our Christmas party was held at the Armadillo Club with other chapter and state officers as our guests. We were assisted in serving by members of the David O. Dodd Chapter CofC. An outstanding program of reading and music was given. Sick and shut-ins have been remembered with fruit, flowers and cards.

Financial Report: Per capita and Library Tax paid before March 1st, $87.55; assessment on UDC home in Richmond, $134; Randolph Relief Fund, $15.

Total sent to State Treasurer, including all funds, $254.30; Chapter expenditures for the year (flags, books, Military Crosses, convention fund, flowers, etc.), $86.30. Total $340.60.



Members

Beard, Lena, Mrs.
Bellew, R. W., Mrs.
Bering, Ben K., Mrs.
Bottler, Elizabeth, Mrs.
Branum, W. C., Mrs.
Brown, Mildred, Mrs.
Bryan, O. E., Mrs.
Buckley, Jim, Mrs.
Buchanan, W. C., Mrs.
Calnan, Jessie, Mrs.
Campbell, Frank, Mrs.
Cook, Irma, Mrs.
Cotton, Edna May, Miss
Cotton, George E., Mrs.
Cotton, Kathryn, Miss
Cotton, Marguerite, Miss
Cox, E. E., Mrs.
Cox, R. L., Mrs.
Crawford, Lillian, Mrs.
Crowell, Lloyd, Mrs.
Davis, Mary L., Mrs.
Eberspacher, Fred, Mrs.
Elliott, M. E., Mrs.
Frick, Bessie, Mrs.
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.
Holman, R. E., Mrs.
Hopkins, Roy T., Mrs.
Howard, T. M., 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.
Lofstrom, Gertrude Jarrett, Mrs.
Lowery, W. W., Mrs.
Martin, Robert, Mrs.
Maughmer, Earl, Mrs.
McClellan, A. F., Mrs.
Muery, L. J., Mrs.
Nolen, F. C., Mrs.
Oliver, Jewell, Mrs.
Paul, C. L., Mrs.
Pool, Elizabeth, Mrs.
Powers, Ira T., Mrs.
Roberson, W. T., Mrs.
Robinson, H. C., Mrs.
Sandell, Morris, Mrs.
Sandland, Harry G., Mrs.
Schlegel, Grace, Mrs.
Schultz, Bertha, Mrs.
Shryrock, Lillie, Mrs.
Simon, L. F., Mrs.
Sink, Claude, Mrs.
Smith, Tillie, Mrs.
Smith, Gaylord, Mrs.
Stevenson, R. E., Mrs.
Stoltje, R. P., Mrs.
Sutton, R. P., Mrs.
Watson, C. E., Mrs.
West, W. E., Mrs.
Whatley, R. A., Mrs.
Wilson, M. A., Mrs.
Wilkinson, J. W., Mrs.
Wyse, Azalle Muse


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