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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
85th Annual Convention of the Texas Division
United Daughters of the Confederacy

Held in Fort Worth, Texas
1-4 October 1981

Mrs. E. F. McEntire, President

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

In Memoriam

Anita Ramin Sandland (Mrs. H. G.)
[Died: 20 Jan 1981, Harris Co., TX]

Number of Members – 71


Mrs. P. S. Reed - President
Mrs. R. W. Elliott - Vice President
Mrs. E. L. Safford - 2nd Vice President
Mrs. Mrs. W. H. Farmer - Recording Secretary
Mrs. Kingsland Arnold - Corresponding Secretary
Mrs. J. B. Wallace - Treasurer
Mrs. S. L. Spuhler - Registrar
Mrs. A. H. Hurst - Historian
Mrs. J. C. Burns - Recorder of Crosses
Miss Virginia O’Bryan - Chaplain
Miss Janet E. Cain - Parliamentarian

The Chapter has 71 members, including three (3) new members and three (3) Real Daughters. Dues and assessments were paid by March 1. Contributions were made to the Randolph Relief Fund, fund for installing markers on Confederate graves in Vicksburg, Memorial Building Fund, and Division and District Scholarship funds.

The Chapter has the Corine Gant Scholarship Fund. One scholarship was awarded this year.

One member published a genealogical book on her Confederate Ancestor and related lines and reviewed same at the Texas Authors Round Table. Another member reviewed the family history she published along with a presentation on the log cabin she was instrumental in having restored as a Louisiana Parish historical museum as a program for the Chapter.

A certificate of merit signed by the State Governor was awarded to a member for her work with the Washington Cemetery Association at the dedication of the State Historical Marker in the Cemetery.

Monthly meetings have followed the Historical General’s program. The Chapter also had a presentation on the correct usage of the Confederate flag. All Houston area UDC Chapters and SCV Camps participated in Memorial Services for deceased UDC and SCV members conducted by the Chapter on Confederate Memorial Day and two Children of Confederacy (CofC) members placed the memorial flowers in the wreath.

Real Daughters were honored with a luncheon on the 80th Anniversary of the founding of the Chapter.

Six (6) members attended Texas Division Convention and five (5) attended District I meeting. Members have attended functions sponsored by other area Chapters and SCV Camps. Five (5) books were donated to libraries.

Submitted by Jane R. Reed, President.

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