The name of the United Daughters of the Confederacy
"Colorado River Chapter" was established at the second
organizational meeting held July 12, 2005 at the
Mills County Historical Museum in Goldthwaite, Texas.
Ladies from numerous historical organizations
in a five county area determined that the need for a
chapter in this region was evident. Prospective
members agreed that this name would most accurately
and inclusively describe the nature and location of our
new chapter given that the ladies that will comprise
the membership reside locally in five counties adjoining
the Colorado River. These include San Saba, Mills, Brown, Lampasas, and McCulloch counties.
The chapter chartered September 16, 2006 with 34 charter members.
The Objectives of this organization are
Historical, Educational, Benevolent,
Memorial and Patriotic.
Those eligible for membership are women, at least 16 years
of age, who are lineal or collateral descendants of men and
women who served honorably in the Confederate Army, Navy,
or Civil Service; or who gave Material Aid to the Cause.
Our Chapter meets each first Tuesday of the month.
We meet most regularly at 6 p.m., Mills County Historical Museum on
1119 Fisher St. in Goldthwaite, TX.
Email our chapter president for the next scheduled meeting time & program.
Chapter President Judy McKinney
Vice President Louise Sanders
2nd & 3rd Vice President Peggy Nowell
Recording Secretary Doris Cates
Treasurer Lynn Blankenship
Registrar Rosemary Cox
Historian Beth Everett
Recorder of Crosses Paula Ruder
Chaplain Mary Lou Galloway
Custodian Judy McKinney
Parliamentarian Barbara Barrera
Follow this link to view our heritage.
Levi Douglas & Mary "Polly" (Vardell ) Todd 1862
John Wiley & Mary Melvina (Todd) Jernigan ca 1890
John Middleton Hester
Chapter Activities & Photos
Colorado River Chapter 2655 Chartering
September 16, 2006
Colorado River Chapter on the Regency Swinging Bridge
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