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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
93rd Annual Convention of the Texas Division
United Daughters of the Confederacy


Oran M. Roberts Chapter, No. 440, Houston
Chartered: 19 February 1901

In Memoriam

Mrs. Garland Hazel Michols Briscoe
[Died: 9 Nov 1988, Harris Co., TX]

Mrs. Margaret Bruns Hinderliter
Real Daughter
[Died: 24 Marc 1989, Harris Co., TX]

Number of Members: 95


Verna Floyd (Mrs. Charles G.) - President
Mrs. R. B. Heath - Vice President
Patsy Silva (Mrs. A. B.) - 2nd Vice President
Mrs. Connie Surrency - 3rd Vice President
Mrs. L. M. Floros - Recording Secretary
Mrs. J. W. McDaniel - Corresponding Secretary
Mrs. D. J. Hayes - Treasurer
Mrs. J. D. Brooks - Registrar
Miss Brucelle Kirtley - Historian
Mrs. L. B. Simmons - Recorder of Crosses
Nona Phillips (Mrs. John R., Jr.) - Chaplain
Carolyn Farmer (Mrs. W. H.) - Parliamentarian

Time of regular Chapter Meetings: 2 pm, 4th Saturday

Oran M. Roberts Chapter 440 was chartered Feb. 19, 1901. The Chapter has 2 Real Daughters, 22 Real Granddaughters, 10 Real Great-granddaughters. This year we have 2 deceased members, 4 new members, 2 resigned, 1 transferred out and 8 supplementals.

We meet at 2 p.m. each 4th Saturday in September, October, January, March and April. On the 3rd Saturday in December, we have our Annual Christmas Luncheon and Program; in February we honor our Real Daughters with a luncheon and program; in May we have a luncheon with an historical program.

Per capita dues and assessments were paid to the Treasurer on time. We have 11 renewals and 2 new subscriptions to the UDC Magazine.

The Chapter with 3rd Vice President sponsors the Alford Benjamin Forbes Chapter, Children of the Confederacy. This CofC chapter hosted the 1989 CofC Convention.

Our Corrine Gant Scholarship of $300 was awarded to James Christopher Hightower who enrolled in Texas A&M University in June 1989. He is the grandson of a member of Oran M. Roberts Chapter.

27 insignia and ribbons were purchased. Members have attended District Workshops, Division and General Conventions. We supported the Confederate Heroes Day in Austin and had one member attending. Two members, including the President, attended the Confederate Ball. We have a yearbook and scrapbook.

Cards were sent to Randolph Relief recipients. One member is a volunteer at the VA Hospital. Reading materials and clothes were donated to the VA Hospital.

Oran M. Roberts sponsored the Annual Memorial Service for District I. Chapter and Camp participated in the presentation.

Verna Floyd (Mrs. Charles G.), President

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