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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
91st Annual Convention of the Texas Division
United Daughters of the Confederacy

1987

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



Number of Members: 82


Officers:

Nona Phillips (Mrs. John R., Jr.) - President
Mrs. Jesse McDaniel - Vice President
Mrs. A. F. Readiger - 2nd Vice President
Mrs. Q. W. Swing - 3rd Vice President
Mrs. C. C. Floyd - Recording Secretary
Mrs. D. J. Hayes - Corresponding Secretary
Mrs. W. C. Trott - Treasurer
Mrs. L. T. Greene - Registrar
Mrs. L. B. Simmons - Historian
Carolyn Farmer (Mrs. W. H.) - Recorder of Crosses
Mrs. R. W. Elliott - Chaplain
Mrs. R. B. Heath - Parliamentarian


2 Real Daughters, 32 real great-granddaughters, 29 new members, 5 pending members

President General's message read at each meeting, per capita paid on time, report read at Convention, 13 Chapter functions observed, programs followed Historian General's outline, 2,200 inches of newspaper print, 105 pictures published, mailed 20 pictures to Confederate Magazine, placed flags on 50 graves, presented 32 pictures of our namesake to schools and individuals in observance of his birthday, 9 Crosses of Military Service, 2 Certificates, have 15 sets out, 100 sheets of old music presented to Division Music Chairman, Chapter observed Confederate Heroes Day for first time and compiled book on ancestors of those attending, ordered 99 insignia, $1,079.01, secured 25 UDC Magazine subscriptions, 50 supplemental approved, have a yearbook, history book, and monthly newsletter.

Members attended District Workshop, Division Convention, Sabine Pass Dinner, Confederate Heroes Day in Austin, conducted a workshop, gave Christmas party for Debutants, attended Confederate Ball, gave $300 scholarship, honored Hilda Bell, Authula McLemore, Kathryn Wilcox, Helen Ramsey, Clara Clay and Verna Floyd.

Three speeches entered in General Competition, age 2 Space Awards, members performed at many musicals, Verna Floyd worked 400 hours at Confederate Museum, members worked 440 hours at VA Hospital, 200 books given and 30 records for blind, compiled Confederate songs and presented to 100 people, Verna Floyd helped organize a UDC Chapter, 25-year pin given, 30 certificates of appreciation given, obtained proclamations for 2 Real Daughters, 29 real great-granddaughters, and Kathryn Wilcox Day on March 23rd declared by Mayor Whitmire.

Oran M. Roberts Chapter is giving its last 30-seconds, with bowed heads to the memory of Kathryn Noble Wilcox.

Nona Phillips (Mrs. John R., Jr.), President


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