A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912 Page: 144
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144 A THUMB-NAIL HISTORY OF
the way of patriotic work. San Jacinto Chapter
No. 2, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, was
organized in 1901. The chapter has accomplished
a wonderful amount of valuable work, having for
its object the perpetuation of the memory of those
who fought for Texas' independence, and has collected
valuable historical data. This chapter has
taken under its care San Jacinto battlefield and has
marked with suitable monuments and tablets, historical
points and localities associated with early
Robert E. Lee Chapter, 186, United Daughters
of the Confederacy, was organized in 1897 and
Oran M. Roberts Chapter, 440, United Daughters
of the Confederacy, was organized in
1901. Each chapter has a large membership and
their meetings are always largely attended. Since
their organization they have accomplished much
good, both in the way of collecting and preserving
historical data and in looking after indigent and
disabled Confederate veterans.
There are a great many charitable, musical and
literary associations in Houston, nearly every one
having been organized and kept alive by the ladies.
Nearly all the societies, in the beginning, had meeting
places of their own, but since the completion of
the Library building nearly all of them meet in the
elegant quarters provided for that purpose, by the
The Labor associations of Houston are numerous
and are thoroughly organized. The following
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Young, Samuel Oliver. A thumb-nail history of the city of Houston, Texas, from its founding in 1836 to the year 1912, book, 1912; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth24649/m1/160/: accessed April 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .