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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
58th Annual Convention of the Texas Division
United Daughters of the Confederacy

Amarillo, Texas
12-14 October 1954

Oran M. Roberts Chapter, No. 440, Houston
Chartered February 1901
Present Membership: 81

In Memoriam [p. 82]

Mrs. Elizabeth Bottler

[Chapter Report - p. 141-143]

New officers for 1954-1955 elected May 13, 1954


Mrs. Ben K. Bering - President
Mrs. Fred Eberspacher - 1st Vice President
Mrs. A. F. McClellan - 2nd Vice President
Mrs. Grace Schlegel - 3rd Vice President
Mrs. Lloyd Crowell - Recording Secretary
Mrs. R. P. Sutton - Corresponding Secretary
Mrs. F. C. Nolen - Treasurer
Mrs. R. M. Bellew - Historian
Mrs. R. P. Stoltje - Registrar
Mrs. R. A. Whatley - Custodian
Mrs. Earl Maughmer - Recorder of Crosses
Mrs. H. G. Sandland, Chaplain

Honorary Members:

Mrs. Louise Houston
Mrs. Charles Guild
Mrs. J. W. Wilkinson
Mrs. Earl Maughmer
Judge Ewing Boyd
Mrs. J. W. Sampson
Mrs. Ethel Bruce
Mrs. W. S. Webb
Mrs. Effie Neville
Mrs. Marguerite McCutcheon
Mrs. H. B. Bates
Mrs. Claude Turner
Mrs. Laura Dennis
Mrs. A. R. Handy

We have 72 members, 9 new members and 14 honorary members. We had 10 business meetings and 10 historical meetings which were held the 2nd Thursday of the month and followed by a social hour. Our meetings are opened with the Ritual and closed with singing of Dixie. Three typed reports of our work have been sent in. We have followed the General outline for our programs which honored Confederate Memorial Day, Lee, Jackson, Maury, Jefferson Davis Sidney Lanier and Sabine Pass Day.

25 members subscribed to the UDC Magazine. Three copies have been placed in schools and libraries.

One of our members assisted a widow in procuring a pension.

We have paid in full our assessment to the Women's Memorial Home in Virginia.

We purchased 25 small silk Confederate flags to present to members of the CofC as they receive their certificates. The Chapter presented five 12x18 silk Confederate flags, two of them framed; one to a school in Seabrook and the other to the University of Houston.

We have had publicity on all our meetings. We had one radio talk.

We bestowed one Cross of Military Service.

All dues and assessments sent by March 1st. 15 members present at our District Meeting. We have a yearbook.

Seven books were placed in schools and libraries.

Early in the fall, Mrs. Nolen and Mrs. Sandland sponsored a benefit party which netted $30. 110 nylon hose were sent to Japan. Box of clothes of 35 garments to Good Will Industries, sheets sent to cancer clinic, magazines and clothes to Volunteers of America, magazines of special type to V.A. Hospital, 175 magazines and clothing to Holly Hall, 3 suits, 2 overcoats and shirts sent to Korea.

We have active CofC chapter. 15 members present at State Convention and 4 members elected officers. They did outstanding work at Christmas time and donated $35 toward the bronze doors of Women's Home in Virginia.

Our members who are ill and bereaved are sent cards and flowers. We had a benefit game party in the Club Room of the Carnation Diary proceeds, $160. The Chapter had a spend the day party at the home of Mrs. Knolle to sew aprons which we used for prizes. We had a beautiful Christmas party at the home of Mrs. J. W. Wilkinson, 65 members and guests were present.

The Chapter bought a $100 bond.

Memorial services were held April 26th at the First Methodist Church with other Houston chapters assisting. Wreath and flowers placed on veterans graves.

$5 cash and silver loving cup given as first essay prize and two silk 12x18 Confederate flags for 2nd and 3rd prizes to students of junior high school.

Financial Report per capita and library tax sent before March 1st, $92. Assessment on UDC Home in Richmond in full $292. Randolph Relief Fund, $10. Total sent State Treasurer including all funds $394. Chapter expenses for year including flags, books, Military Crosses, convention fund, flowers and miscellaneous, $207.40. Total, $601.40.


Beard, Lena, Mrs.
Bellew, R. M., Mrs.
Bering, Ben K., Mrs.
Branum, W. C., Mrs.
Brown, Mildred, Mrs.
Bryan, O. E., Mrs.
Buckley, Jim, Mrs.
Buchanan, W. C., Mrs.
Calnan, Jessie, Mrs.
Chappell, R. L., 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.
Farrington, W. H., Mrs.
Frick, Bessie, Mrs.
Gant, Mabel C., Mrs.
Gazette, Frank, Mrs.
Gordon, Ben, Mrs.
Groves, W. B., Mrs.
Hammack, E. H., Mrs.
Hartman, J. P., 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.
Inge, J. E., Mrs.
Jackson, Ira, Mrs.
Jester, T. C., Mrs.
Johnson, G. C., Mrs.
Knolle, B. B., Mrs.
Knolle, John 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.
Russell, J. M., Mrs.
Ruston, Billie, L., Mrs.
Sandell, Morris, Mrs.
Sandland, Harry G., Mrs.
Savelle, H. B., Mrs.
Schlegel, Grace, Mrs.
Schultz, Bertha, Mrs.
Shepherd, R. E., Mrs.
Simon, L. F., Mrs.
Sink, Claude, Mrs.
Smith, Tillie, 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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