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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
83rd Annual Convention of the Texas Division
United Daughters of the Confederacy

Held in Dallas, Texas
5-7 October 1979

Mrs. E. N. Borkland, President

Oran M. Roberts Chapter, No. 440, Houston, Texas

In Memoriam

Lola Lee Wilburn (Mrs. L. J.) – Real Daughter
[Died: 5 July 1979]

Number of Members – 75


Mrs. Janet E. Cain - President
Mrs. Lee B. Simmons - Vice President
Mrs. R. E. Ballanfant - 2nd Vice President
Mrs. E. L. Safford - Historian
Mrs. R. W. Elliott - Treasurer
Mrs. S. L. Spuhler - Registrar
Mrs. W. H. Farmer - Recording Secretary
Mrs. Kingsland Arnold - Corresponding Secretary
Mrs. Mary Jane Jensen - Custodian
Mrs. B. H. Clark - Recorder of Crosses
Mrs. Lola Chambers - Chaplain

Chapter has held monthly meetings September through May, following Historian General’s programs. Extra highlights were a film on the history and restoration of Rosedown Plantation in Louisiana, and a reading of the wartime diary of one of our member’s Confederate ancestor.

There are four (4) new members. One (1) supplemental line was sent-in. All dues and assessments were paid.

A donation was made to the Memorial Building in Richmond.

Chapter has the Corinne Gant Scholarship and donates to Division and District Scholarships and also to Randolph Relief.

Insignia ordered were ten (10) official insignia, seven (7) ancestor bars and nine (9) ribbons.

The Chapter was co-sponsor of the Real Daughters’ luncheon at the Texas Division Convention. Twenty (20) members attended the Convention.

Two (2) Confederate veterans’ graves were marked. All SCV and UDC deceased members in the Houston area were honored at our annual Memorial Service in April.

Our Spring Outing was a bus tour to historic Round Top, Texas, site of a Confederate Camp during the War Between the States.

Chapter minutes dating back to the founding of the chapter were donated to the Archives of the Houston Public Library.

Submitted by Janet E. Cain, President

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