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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
61st Annual Convention of the Texas Division
United Daughters of the Confederacy

Austin, Texas
23-26 September 1957

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

Mrs. Oran M. Ridenhower, President
Mrs. Wendell B. Alcorn, Recording Secretary

In Memoriam

Mrs. Flora Bell Chappell
Mrs. M. E. Elliott
Mrs. W. C. Heyne
Mrs. John Hyndman
Mrs. Louise Houston, Honorary Member

[Chapter Report - p. 148-150]

Members at last report, 90. Members transferred 0. New Members 5. Deceased Members 4. Present Membership 88. Honorary Members 12.

Time of regular meetings: 3rd Thursday each month.


Mrs. R. P. Stoltje, 293 Evans - President
Mrs. Lloyd Crowell, 1505 Sharpe - Vice President
Mrs. Bert Koennig, 4108 Greenley - 2nd Vice President
Mrs. Earl Maughmer, 2814 Post Oak Rd. - 3rd Vice President
Mrs. Frank Gazette, 1204 So. Wafer, Pasadena - Recording Secretary
Mrs. R. A. Whatley, 4344 Coyle St. - Corresponding Secretary
Mrs. F. C. Nolen, 701 W. 41st St. - Treasurer
Mrs. Fred Aeberspacher, 423 E. 15th St. - Historian
Mrs. Grace Schlegel, 1039 Cottage - Registrar
Mrs. Lena Beard, 1320 Heights Blvd. - Custodian
Mrs. L. L. Pierson, 736 W. 25th St. - Recorder of Crosses

Tax paid Division (75 cents per member) $66.00. Tax paid General (50 cents per member) $44.00. Curator Tax (25 cents per member) $22.00. Texas Museum Tax ($1.00 per chapter) $1.00. Texas Room Tax ($1.00 per chapter) $1.00. Total Tax and Dues sent Treasurer $144.50. Total Amount paid all Funds $347.32.

Names of Members Who Have Changed Their Names

Miss Barbara Roan to Mrs. D. R. Fennekohl

Honorary Members

Mrs. Earl Maughmer (active Privileges)
Judge Ewing Boyd
Mrs. J. W. Sampson
Mrs. Claude Turner
Mrs. Laura Dennis
Mrs. Ethel Bruce
Mrs. Effie Neville
Mrs. Margurite McClutchen
Mrs. H. B. Bates
Mrs. Chas. Guild
Mrs. J. W. Wilkinson
Mrs. W. S. Webb

Our meetings are opened with the ritual, prayer, pledge and the salute to our flags and closed by singing Dixie. We have five new members, 24 real daughters, 12 honorary members, four deceased. There are 10 meetings, business and historical using Historical General outline.

We have observed the birthday of General Lee, Maurey Jackson, Sidney Lanier and Jefferson Davis.

We have 15 subscriptions to the UDC magazine, including three to schools and one to City Library. There are four new subscribers.

All dues and assessments were sent in by March 1, our quota for the Richmond Home was completed in 1955. We have a yearbook. We cleared $60.00 on a shopping project, we placed a history book on the United Daughters of the Confederacy in the Genealogy department of the Houston Library. One History was given to the David O. Dodd Chapter, Children of the Confederacy. Eleven Confederate flags, and one book of poems to a church library. Three history books were given to two High Schools and one to a university. Boxes of cards were sent to two Confederate Veterans widows in the Confederate Home on birthdays and other occasions.

Members visited Col. Walter Williams, Confederate Veteran in his home, presenting him with gifts, fruit and a sum of $30.00, remembering his birthday also.

Our shut-ins are remembered with cards and flowers. Our flags have been placed at all funeral services of our deceased members. Over 1,500 Christmas cards were delivered to Faith Home Orphanage. Two overcoats to Goodwill and over 30 pounds of clothing to the Salvation Army, 600 pounds to the Boy Scouts. Twenty magazines to the Veterans Hospital.

Volunteer hours 141 Veterans Hospital, 4 hours Red Cross. We have had over 80 inches of publicity, including one large picture.

Members -

Aeberspacher, Fred, Mrs.
Ainsworth, W. H., Mrs. - New Member
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.
Brubaker, E. O., Mrs. - New Member
Buckley, Jim, Mrs.
Buchanan, J. E., Mrs.
Callaway, Bragg, Mrs.
Calnan, R. E., Mrs.
Cook, Irma, Mrs.
Cotton, Edna, Miss
Cotton, George, Mrs.
Cotton, Katheryne, Miss
Cotton, Margurite, 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.
Enge, J. E., Mrs.
Farrington, W. H., Mrs.
Flora, Dorothy Knolle, Mrs.
Ford, Avis, Mrs.
Franklin, Roberta, Mrs.
Frasher, Julia, Dr.
Gant, Mable, Mrs.
Gassette, Frank, Mrs.
Gordon, Ben, Mrs.
Groves, W. B., Mrs.
Guild, Chas., Mrs.
Hammack, E. H., Mrs.
Hartman, J. P., Mrs.
Heiman, Viola, Mrs.
Hobbs, Inza, Mrs.
Hopkins, Roy T., Mrs.
Howard, T. M., Mrs.
Jackson, Ira, Mrs.
Jester, T. C., Mrs.
Johnson, G. C., Mrs.
Jones, B. T., Mrs.
Jones, H. W., Mrs. - New Member
Knolle, B. B., Mrs.
Knolle, John B., Mrs.
Koenig, Bert, Mrs.
Korn, E. P., Mrs.
Kucera, C. M., Mrs.
Kurtz, P. M., Mrs.
Lasseter, Caddo, Mrs.
Lawrence, A. B., Mrs.
Lee, Norma, Miss - New Member
Lofstrom, Gertrude, Mrs.
Lowery, W. W., Mrs.
Martin, Robert, Mrs.
Maughmer, Earl, Mrs.
McGlown, L. C., Mrs.
Nolan, F. C., Mrs.
Oliver, Jewel, Mrs.
Paul, C. L., Mrs.
Pierson, L. L., Mrs.
Pool, Elizabeth, Mrs.
Powers, Ora T., Mrs.
Roane, Barbara, Mrs.
Robertson, W. T., Mrs.
Robinson, H. C., Mrs.
Ruston, Billie, Mrs.
Rutter, R. C., Mrs.
Sandel, Morris, Mrs.
Sandland, H. G., Mrs.
Saville, 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.
Trotter, W. F., Mrs.
Watson, C. E., Mrs.
Whatley, R. A., Mrs.
Whitten, C. P., Mrs.
Wilkinson, J. W., Mrs.
Wilson, M. A., Mrs.
Windgrove, Dorothy, Miss - New Member
Wyse, Azalee Muse, Mrs.

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