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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
79th Annual Convention of the Texas Division
United Daughters of the Confederacy

1975

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



In Memoriam

Dr. Julia Fraser
[Died: 8 March 1975, Harris Co., TX]

Willie B. Guthrie (Mrs. R. B.)
[Died: 23 Sept 1974, Harris Co., TX]

Grace T. Sutton (Mrs. R. P.)
[Died: 31 March 1975, Harris Co., TX]


Number of Members: 49


Officers:

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


Honorary Members

Mrs. J. P. Hartman, Widow of Confederate Veteran


All dues and assessments paid by March 1st.

Donation made to Randolph Relief Fund. Donation of $10 made to Division project, District I scholarship Fund.

Offered Essay prize of $10 through Division Historian, to be awarded at current Division Convention. Historical program given at each meeting

Confederate Memorial Day observed by the Chapter's traditional Memorial Service. All UDC, SCV and CofC Chapters invited to participate and honor their deceased members. Special memorial for General Turner Ashby given by local TV personality.

Purchased 2 President pins, 1 UDC Insignia, 1 ancestral bar and 3 ribbons. U.S. Savings Bond given as Essay prize to a Houston Junior High School student. Chapter members attended the 100th Birthday Celebration of our member, a Confederate widow, Mrs. John Peter Hartman (nee: Achsah Talulah Grubbs, b. 20 Apr 1875 - d. 1 Jan 1976), and presented her with a gift. Had TV coverage of this event and newspaper article printed.

1 new UDC Magazine subscription.

4 new members.

Chapter has yearbook and submitted 3 typed copies of its report to Convention.

Chapter has Corinne Gant Memorial Scholarship, awarded this year to Deborah Marine Snider, Pasadena High School graduate.

Janet E. Cain, President

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