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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
96th Annual Convention of the Texas Division
United Daughters of the Confederacy


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

In Memoriam

Mrs. Hattie Annie Rinn Praetorious (Mrs. Giles T.)
[Died: 7 Dec 1991]
Mrs. Agnes Wilson Vincett (Mrs. Fred A.)
[Died: 21 May 1992] - Real Daughter

Number of Members: 51


Marie McDaniel (Mrs. Jesse) - President
Maudie Heath (Mrs. Robert) - Vice President
Patsy Silva (Mrs. A. B.) - 2nd Vice President
None - 3rd Vice President
Minalee Ferguson - Recording & Corresponding Secretary
Len Hicks (Mrs. Frank) - Treasurer
Margaret Goodwin (Mrs. Burney) - Registrar
Carolyn Farmer (Mrs. William H.) - Historian
Minalee Ferguson - Recorder of Crosses
Janie Wallace (Mrs. James) - Chaplain
Margaret Goodwin (Mrs. Burney) - Parliamentarian

Time of regular Chapter Meetings: 2 pm, 4th Saturday (Sept-May)

1 Real Daughter, 12 real granddaughters, 1 transfer in, 1 CofC transfers in, 3 transfers out, 2 applications pending, 2 deaths including our Real Daughter.

Per capita and all reports filed on time. Sponsored Alfred B. Forbes Chapter 826 CofC. Donated $76.22 to Division and General CofC Conventions; members attended District, Division and General Conventions; two members serve as Division Committee Chairmen.

Six magazine subscriptions; 21 pieces of insignia purchased, total of $347; 4 Winnie Davis and 2 Jefferson Davis medals bestowed; presented 1 25-year pin; 1 Cross of Honor located; 1 article submitted to UDC Magazine; chapter has yearbook and scrapbook.

Chapter co-sponsored with Jefferson Davis Chapter 1637, dedication of 12 Confederate markers in Evergreen Cemetery, Houston, attended by over 200; 17 Confederate graves located.

Chapter awarded three $200 Corrine Gant Scholarships; contributed $30 to General, Division and District I Scholarships; $10 to Randolph Relief Fund.

Members attended the Confederate Ball in Houston; Confederate Heroes Day services in Richmond, Texas; San Jacinto Chapter 2554 Anniversary; Brig. Gen. John R. Adams Chapter 2563 installation; and Dick Dowling SCV Mint Julep Tea. Chapter sponsors annual Confederate Memorial Service in April; chapter hosted Real Daughters' and Chapter's 91st Anniversary Luncheon in February; furnished bookmarkers for General Convention Magazine Luncheon; 3 books donated to Clayton Library.

Member presented a program to the Confederate Historical Association of Belgium and 2 members toured the Confederate Exhibit at the County Museum in Brussels, Belgium. President General's message, historical programs, music and/or poetry presented at each meeting. Over 100 hours research donated for marking of 12 Confederate graves in Evergreen Cemetery. Celebrated special Confederate holidays with appropriate observances.

Carolyn Farmer (Mrs. William H.), President

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