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.