Hood County News Centennial Edition – Sept. 23, 1971
The Brazos River Chapter of the Daughters of The Republic was organized April 24, 1968 in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church in Granbury. They received their approval by the state November 20, 1968.
Four state officers were present to assist with the organizing, Miss Naomi Ray Morey, of Ft. Worth, 2nd vice president for Texas, Mrs. Raymond H. Feller, State Representative, District #2 from San Angelo; Mrs. W.B. Clayton from Dallas, State Historian General; and Mrs. U.L. Morey, Committee Woman.
New officers for this organization were:
President – Miss Ethel Baker
Vice President – Miss Ina Baker
Secretary – Mrs. Alice Price
Registrar – Mrs. Iva Burke
Historian – Mrs. Roselle Shelby
Chaplain – Mrs. W.G. Sparkman
Parliamentarian – Mrs. Iva Burke
Miss Morey presented the U.S. and Texas Flag[s] to the new chapter.
Charter members were:
Miss Ethel Baker
Miss Ina Baker
Mrs. Gladys Crockett Hendricks
Mrs. Alice Merrill Price
Mrs. Lorena Menefee Sparkman
Mrs. Iva Young Burke
Mrs. Roselle Price Shelby
The Chapter has added two members, Mrs. Colette Bird Thomas, and Mina Claire Shelby Powell.
Mrs. Gladys Crockett Hendricks, granddaughter of Davy Crockett, is the new president.