Coleman, Mrs. Earl - UDC Meeting announcement, 13 Sep 1966
History of group told in program Mrs. Alton Jackson, entertained entertained members of the Robert E. Lee Chapter No. 305, United Daughters of the Confederacy at her home on Kirby Street for the September meeting. Mrs. J. Earl Coleman, president, president, presided. Mrs. Coleman presented to the chapter flag staffs and stands complete with gold cords and tassels, which were made by her husband. Guests were introduced and welcomed. They included Mrs. Willis B. Carroll of Kinder and Mrs. C. M. Dixon Sr. of Corsicana, Corsicana, Tex., mother of Mrs. Jackson. Yearbooks were distributed among members, and special thanks were extended to Mrs. Wilhelmina Lyles for compiling them. The president requested Marie Marie Ryan, flower and sick committee committee chairman, to send cards to the ill members. Mrs. Lyles, division registrar, gave a program entitled. "The I Birth of the United Daughters ' of the Confederacy." i I Women Voters Tribute was paid to the efforts efforts of two Southern women who conceived the idea of a united nationwide association of Southern women with Confederate Confederate ancestory with objects and purposes to be historical, benevolent, educational, cultural cultural and social. These two dedicated daughters daughters of the South were Mrs. Caroline Meriwethet Ooodlet of Nashville, Term., founder and first president from 1894-1895, and Mrs. L u c i a n Hamilton Raines of Savannah, Ga., cofounder, cofounder, the speaker said. "The Auxiliary Association of the Confederate Soldiers in Tennessee erected a memorial memorial to Confederate soldiers. The Charter for this Association worked under this name until May 9. 1892, when it was decided decided to change the name to The Daughters of the Confederacy," the speaker continued. Later a call Was published in the leading Southern papers inviting inviting all women interested perpetuating the memories the Soldiers of the South, meet in Nashville, Tenn., on Sept. 10, 1894. Upon this foundation foundation stone was built the "United "United Daughters of the Confederacy," Confederacy," Mrs. Lyles concluded.