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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
94th Annual Convention of the Texas Division
United Daughters of the Confederacy

Nassau Bay Hilton - Houston, Texas
27-30 September 1990


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

Mrs. David Ray Howell, President
Mrs. Lee Roy Condra, Recording Secretary



In Memoriam

Mrs. W. C. (Bessie Lee Dupree) Branum [Real Daughter]
[Died: 26 Aug 1989, Harris Co., TX]

Mrs. Louis F. (Ottilie Kneupper) Walzem
[Died: 10 Dec 1989, Harris Co., TX]

Mrs. J. B. (Viola Bond) Heinman
[Died: 05 April 1990, Harris Co., TX}

Mrs. A. A. (Mildred Elizabeth Skillern) Zogg
[Died: 23 March 1990, Harris Co., TX]


Number of Members: 65


Officers

Mrs. William H. (Carolyn) Farmer - President
Mrs. Burney Goodwin - Vice President
Mrs. William C. Trott - 2nd Vice President
Mrs. Robert B. Heath - 3rd Vice President
Mrs. Alfred F. Readiger - Recording Secretary
Mrs. James B. Wallace - Treasurer
Mrs. Robert B. Heath - Registrar
Mrs. Jesse W. McDaniel, Jr. - Historian
Mrs. Frank M. Hicks - Recorder of Crosses
Mrs. Charles G. Floyd - Chaplain
Mrs. Burney Goodwin, Parliamentarian


Chapter meets at 2 p.m. on the 4th Saturday of each month from September through May. We have luncheons in December, February and May.

Per capita dues for 73 members were paid. We had 8 UDC magazine renewals. Our insignia purchased included a 25 year pin, 5 Texas Division pins and bars.

Historical programs were presented at each meeting. Members presented the "President's Message" and the monthly historical program. Special programs were "Tom Green, The Confederate General," "Refugee Life in the Confederacy," and "Dick Dowling at Sabine Pass." The chapter sponsored a sojourn to the Sabine Pass Battleground for a study of "The Attack on Sabine Pass, Sept. 8, 1863." Mrs. Ann Ivins, a great-great-grand niece of Dick Dowling presented a history of Dick Dowling's activities. Several Chapters attended.

Members have attended historical meetings: District, Division and General; marker dedications, chapter charterings and luncheons.

One member serves as District I Chairman and on the Division Board. Members serve on the Randolph Relief Fund Committee and District I Scholarship Committee.

The chapter has one Real Daughter. We have a Real Granddaughters' Club with 17 members and a Real Great-Granddaughters' Club with 12 members. We also sponsor our Alford B. Forbes Chapter #828 of the Children of the Confederacy. The chapter has 18 members.

Our Corinne Gant Scholarship Fund sponsors a $300 scholarship to a descendant of a Confederate Veteran. The recipient this year attended chapter meetings as an infant with his great-grandmother, grandmother and mother.

The chapter sponsors a Memorial Service in April each year to pay tribute to members who have died this year. Our chapter has lost 4 members and one Real Daughter.

Our contributions include the Randolph Relief Fund, D-Base III - Plus Fund for Division Computer ($50) and District I Scholarship Fund.

Verna C. Floyd, President

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