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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
60th Annual Convention of the Texas Division
United Daughters of the Confederacy

Abilene, Texas
18-20 September 1956

Oran M. Roberts Chapter, No. 440, Houston
Chartered February 1901
Present Membership: 93

In Memoriam [p. 18]

Mrs. Bessie Frick
Mrs. Berta Schultz
Mrs. R. F. Holman

[Chapter Report - p. 99-101]

New officers for 1954-1955 elected May 13, 1954


Mrs. R. P. Stoltje - President
Mrs. Lloyd Crowell - 1st Vice President
Mrs. Bert Koenig - 2nd Vice President
Mrs. Grace Schlegel - 3rd Vice President
Mrs. B. T. Jones - Recording Secretary
Mrs. R. A. Whatley - Corresponding Secretary
Mrs. F. C. Nolen - Treasurer
Mrs. R. M. Bellew - Historian
Mrs. Earl Maughmer - Registrar
Mrs. Mable C. Gant - Custodian
Mrs. W. W. Lowrey - Recorder of Crosses

Honorary Members:

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

Report for the year beginning Sept. 1, 1955 and ending Aug 31 1956.

Members at last report, 83; new members, 11; deceased members, 2; present membership, 93; honorary members, 13.

Chapter Meetings: 3rd Thursday of each month. 9 meetings of business and historical combined, using Historian General's outline.

Have held two card parties for chapter.

We have 26 Real Daughters.

Flags - 7 given David O. Dodd Chapter CofC to be presented with certificates; 1 given new library; 1 small Confederate flag given 2nd winner of essay; also plate; 2 mounted flags were given with $5 cash and silver cup to school to the 1st winner of essay contest; 2 small mounted flags to be hunt under the charter.

Books - 2 Southern histories to the University of Houston; 12 books and 1 Southern history to the West End Library; 12 books and 1 Southern history to the Henry Street Library; 12 books and 1 Southern history to the Park Place Library; 2 Southern histories written for children given to Oran M. Roberts school; 2 books to the Bering Memorial Church Library; 1 volume of 12 books of geographical to Oran Roberts school.

Boxes and cards were sent to two widows in Confederate Home on birthdays and other holidays.

Confederate Veteran Walter Williams Fund for birthday and Valentine Day, $5 each.

President or representatives of chapter attended all patriotic meetings. Three members attended District Meeting in Beaumont.

Two Military Crosses given; one presented over television.

We have observed honor days of Lee, Jackson, Maury, Lanier, Jefferson Davis and Sabine Pass Day.

Held Memorial at University of Houston, joined by the three other Houston chapters. A book was presented by the District, with contributions from all chapters of the District.

21 subscriptions to magazine with 4 being new. They were sent to: Looscan Library, a high school library and the University of Houston Library.

All dues and assessments were sent by March 1st.

210 inches of publicity.

2 large pictures presented in newspaper; one presenting cup to school and the other a picture of Mrs. Houston, one of the oldest members, giving a history of Oran M. Roberts.

Patriotic Contributions - 4 bundles of clothing packages, baskets of food, toys, candy, fruit to shut-ins, sick and children in orphanage; 900 old Christmas cards sent to Faith Home for scrapbooks; 800 magazines were sent to prison farms and sailors' institute; 600 pounds of clothing sent with pencils, soap, clean clothes, etc. to Korea. The Good Will, Volunteers of America and Salvation Army were given books and 400 pounds of newspapers, 11 old sheets to cancer center; 62 hours given to bandage making and sewing in hospital.

All dues and assessments sent State Treasurer, $340.21. This includes Randolph Relief Fund, Jefferson Davis Highway, Crosses of Military Service. Prize money won for essay, Convention expenses, Christmas cards, stationery, etc.

Quota for Richmond Home completed in 1955, $622.70.


Beard, Lena, Mrs.
Bell, J. W., Mrs.
Bellew, R. M., Mrs.
Bender, Ralph, Mrs.
Bering, Ben K., Mrs.
Boyter, Grace, Mrs.
Branum, W. C., Mrs.
Brown, Mildred, Mrs.
Buckley, Jim, Mrs.
Buchanan, J. E., Mrs.
Callaway, Bragg, Mrs.
Calnan, Jessie, Mrs.
Chappell, Flora Bell, 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.
Dennis, Laura, Mrs.
Dickson, L. F., Mrs.
Eberspacher, Fred, Mrs.
Elliott, M. E., Mrs.
Farrington, W. H., Mrs.
Ford, Avis, Mrs.
Franklin, Roberta, Mrs.
Fraser, Julia, Dr.
Frick, Bessie, Mrs.
Gant, Mabel C., Mrs.
Gazette, Frank, Mrs.
Gordon, Ben, Mrs.
Groves, W. B., Mrs.
Guild, Charles, Mrs.
Hammack, E. H., Mrs.
Hartman, J. P., Mrs.
Heiman, Viola, Mrs.
Heyne, W. C., Mrs.
Hobbs, Inza, 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.
Jones, B. T., Mrs.
Knolle, B. B., Mrs.
Knolle, Dorothy, 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.
McGlown, L. C., Mrs.
Nolen, F. C., Mrs.
Oliver, Jewell, Mrs.
Paul, C. L., Mrs.
Pierson, L. L., Mrs.
Pool, Elizabeth, Mrs.
Powers, Ira T., Mrs.
Roane, Barbara, Mrs.
Roberson, W. T., Mrs.
Robinson, H. C., Mrs.
Russell, J. B., Mrs.
Ruston, Billie Lockwood, Mrs.
Rutter, Robert C., Mrs.
Sandell, Morris, Mrs.
Sandland, Harry G., Mrs.
Savelle, H. B., Mrs.
Schlegel, Grace, Mrs.
Shepherd, R. E., Mrs.
Simon, L. F., Mrs.
Sink, Claude, Mrs.
Smith, Tillie, Mrs.
Stoltje, R. P., Mrs.
Sutton, R. P., Mrs.
Walker, Leo K., Mrs.
Watson, C. E., Mrs.
Whatley, R. A., Mrs.
Whitten, C. P., Mrs.
Wilkinson, J. W., Mrs.
Wilson, M. A., Mrs.
Wyse, Azalle Muse

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