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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
78th Annual Convention of the Texas Division
United Daughters of the Confederacy


Wichita Falls, Texas

1-3 Oct 1974


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



Number of Members: 49

Time and place of regular meeting: 10 a.m., 4th Thursday of each month at the homes of members.


Officers:

Mrs. R. E. Ballanfant - President
Mrs. R. A. Whatley - Vice President
Mrs. Jack Allen - 2nd Vice President
Mrs. M. C. Ferguson - Recording Secretary
Mrs. Robert B. Heath - Treasurer
Mrs. Jack Allen - Registrar
Mrs. Ben H. Clark - Historian & Recorder of Crosses
Mrs. Lola Chambers - Corresponding Secretary
Mrs. Owen F. Jensen, Jr. - Custodian


The Oran M. Roberts Chapter No. 440 of Houston has had a constructive year. All dues and assessments were sent to Division Treasurer before March 1, 1974. Contributed to all General and Division projects.

Meetings were held each month, and the Historian General's outline was followed; in addition, special programs honoring Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis were given on Confederate Memorial days.

The Chapter sponsored a Confederate Memorial Service on April 28th to which all Houston Chapters of the UDC and Sons of Confederate Veterans were invited and the memorialized their deceased members of 1973-74, with special tribute to Jefferson Davis by Frank Tritico of Houston.

A miniature of the Chapter founder Miss Adelia Dunovant was placed in the Texas Confederate Museum in Austin by request of the curator.

The Chapter has offered an essay prize on Southern History and/or Culture to an 8th grade student of the Houston schools.

The Chapter initiated and gave the Corinne Gant Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $150 payable in August and January of the scholastic year, to the Texas Division Children of the Confederacy to be awarded by a committee of that group with an advisory member of Oran M. Roberts Chapter. Such award is to go to a high school senior of Texas of outstanding leadership and academic ability. Also any descendant of a Daughter or Son of the Confederacy sponsored by a Texas Chapter is eligible for this scholarship, awarded 1974 to Mr. Wiley Anderson of Houston, a Vice President of the National Children of the Confederacy.

Mrs. R. E. Ballanfant, President


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