St. Louis, Missouri
United Daughters of the Confederacy®
Matthew Fontaine Maury Chapter
Blowing toward the south, then turning toward the north, the wind continues swirling along;
and on its circular courses the wind returns. ~ KJB Ecclesiastes 1:6
Nicknamed the "Gateway to the West," St. Louis offers the excitement of a large, progressive metropolis. At the same time, the City holds true to its traditions and prides itself in preservation of its historic past and landmarks.
The United Daughters of the Confederacy has been part of the St. Louis community since 1891. Our particular chapter was established in 1922.
Like our home city, the Matthew Fontaine Maury chapter is comprised of women who boast family histories deeply routed in the traditions and adventures of the South. Combining pride in our southern heritage with a modern vision, our chapter is committed to remaining part of the growth and development of this visionary city we call home.
Please contact us for more information. We look forward to meeting you.
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This favorite quotation of Matthew Fontaine Maury, for whom our chapter is named, describes the pioneer spirit of the people of St. Louis and, in particular, the women who comprise the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Commander Matthew Fontaine Maury
"Pathfinder of the Seas"
The statue of Matthew Fontaine Maury in Richmond, Virginia, recognizes the work the man who is known as the "Father of Oceanography and Naval Meteorology." Beside Maury's left foot are the Holy Bible and his book, "Physical Geography of the Seas." In his right hand he holds the "Wind and Current" charts he created and a pen and compass. For more information on Maury, please see our ancestor page.