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FIRST N. E. CIURCI,SOUTI
The pastor of the First Methodist
Church has in his possession a book
of great interest, upon the fly-leaf of
which is written: "Register of the
Baton Rouge Methodist Episcopal
Church, South, with the General Rec
ords, and a Synoptical History of the
Statistics, Aevised, etc., Robert J.
Hardp, 1851." It is bound in sheep
skin, its pages number to 470, some of
which are written upon and some of
which are blank, while still others, un
fortunately, are missing; and has
printed upon the back edge, "M. E.
Church Register." The book is now
about 67 years of age. It contains
many revisions of the church roll,
registers, baptisms, marriages, deaths,
records of quarterly conferences, notes
by various pastors, and other matters
.of interest. The history of the church
begins with the year 1834; the first
revision of the roll contains the names
of those who, in 1851, had been mem
bers since 1834. One of the last items
recorded before the incumbency of the
present pastor, was written by Rev.
J. A. Parker, D. D., and reads thus:
"If I am not returned here next year
(1892), I trust my successor will keep
up the record.-Parker. Two lines for
1892 follows and no other entries ap
pear, except those made by this pas
In 1834 Baton Rouge was made a
station; but the first appointment to
this city seems to have been made in
1832 when Rev. E. Tabor had charge
with outlying preaching places., In
1834 money was subscribe'd to build
the church, and in 1836 it was com
pleted. The task of raising the funds
and building the edifice was in the
Lord's vineyard. As the church then anc
stood, it was the first story of the Ty
present building. In 1860 Rev. W. E. ride
M. Linfield made the following note: Sul
"The new church was built this year; poi
$14,000 was raised in cash and sub- It
seriptions, and about $1,000 was left chi
to be secured after dbdication. The 0o1
sermon was preached by Dr. Marshall, be!
the first pastor of the station." Bro. en
Linfield meant by the "new church" Ke
that another story had been added to an
the building erected in 1836, and the pa
spire, as it now appears, was placed
upon the church. 4 parsonage was fu
bought and furnished that year also. mi
On May 18, 1861, Brother LinAfield bu
made the following hote: "While last 'P
year offered the occasion for privation 00
and liberality ad was closed most i
graciously, the excitement in the po- fo
litical world, the dissolution of the old Bl
Government, the preparations for war el
and the hardness of the times have 0
furnished the occasions of great trial; 1
some $7,000 unpaid on church sub- i
scriptions, and the impossibility of col- di
lecting finds us in a trying strait. The ,cl
ante-rooms of the basement are used e:
as sewing rooms for the soldiers whb o
are volunteering for the campaign."
In 1862, the "short history" relates, I
New Orleans and Baton Rouge were
captured by the Federalists, and the 3
Baton Rouge Methodist preacher,
Brother Cravens, was taken a prisoner 1
to New Orleans. During the years 1
1868,1864, and 1865, Baton Rouge was 1
in the Federal lines, and no appoint
ments were made to the charge.
In 1871 Rev. R. S. Trippett was ap
pointed to Baton Rouge. He de
vised means, he states in a short en
try, to pay the church out of its
heavy indebtedness, to raise money for
a new door in the basement and to
paint the spire* In 1890, Dr. J. A.
Parker write, about $1,000 was spent
upon the church in having it replast
sred and refrescoed. He also remarks
that in 1891 "a lot of ground at the
corner of AmeriCa and Favrot streets
was purchased. The lot was paid for
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FIRST WETHO1)IST CHURCH.
and property deeded to the Board of Bis
Trustees of this chuich. M. C. Ald- Ma
rich, Pres. Board." In this year a pill
Sunday School was organized at the tin
point where this ground was bought. bot
It has since grown into a flourishing la%
church of much activity. A neat par- cep
nonage has been erected upon the lot fie
beside the church building. The pres- he
ent title of the organization is, "The m
Keener Memorial Methodist Church",
and Rev. J. W. Booth is the efficient RI
I The "short history" contains no
Sfurther record of work upon the build- Ai
,ing of the First Methodist Church;
I but it may be added that during the
t pastorate of Rev. E. K. Means, $7,
a 000 was raised and spent for needed w
t riepairs, putting the building in com- M
. fortable shape. During the year 1916 m
d about $2,500 was spent upon the L
r church in replacing the basement floor n
e (which Brother Trippett put in in S
1; 1871), with one of cement, in convert- H
). ing the basement into a modern Sun- )
1- day School apartment with individual n
e ,class rooms, and in installing a mod- 3
ad ern hot-water heating plant through- r
a out the building. t
." During the pastorate of Rev. W. W.
's, Drake the congregation of the First t
re Methodist Church donated over $1,- I
he 300 toward the erection of the hand
er, some district parsonage on Govern- s
ter ment street, where Rev. J. W. Lee, the ,
irs present presiding elder of the Baton
ras Rouge District, resides.
nt. In 191.7, with some assistance from
the forces of the Keener Memorial
ap. Methodist Church, the First Metho
de- dist Church established a mission
en- plant near the Standard Oil refinery.
its The land was donated by the Istrouma
for Land Co., and deeded to the First
Sto Methodist Church.
A. It is interesting to note that the
,ent Louisiana Annual Confdrence was held
ast- in the First Methodist Church in 1860
irks by Bishop Early; in 1874 by Bishop
the Marvin; in 1886 by Bishop Keener; in
sets 1889 by Bishop Duncan; in 1900 by
I for Bishop Galloway; and in 1916, by
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Bishop E. E. Hoss. In 1889 W. H. N. T
Magruder and W. H. Goodale were don
pillkrs in the local church. Since that suel
time J. R. Holmes, beloved by every sen
body, and S. B. Jones, the father-in- ishi
law of Dr. F. N. Parker, both de- whi
ceased, were zealous leaders in this sta
jfield. In 1851 Brother Harp reported, shi
he states in the "short history," 139 ma
members to Conference. ed
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REPORT OF JOANNA WADDILL ne'
CHAPTER I. D. C. coi
Among the Earliest Societies Organ- m
ized After the Civil War. a
Joanna Waddill Chapter U. D. C. loi
I was organized April 8, 1889 by Miss
- Mattie B. McGrath with the following
Smembers: Mmes. 3. W. Balls, H.
BLytle, M. P. Robertson, S. W. Hero
Sman, W. A. Hurst, S. P. House, S.
f Skofleld, F. M. Broks, A. Pino, S. R.
-Harris, J. C. Allen, HarrY Badley, 3.
- N. Ogden, Misses Launo Waddill, Al
1 ma Brooks, Maimie Pipes, Mattie B.
I- McGrah, Julia McGrath, Mary Bar
. tow, S. Waddill, Mattie Conner, Mat
F. The chapter's motto is, "We Cling a
st to the Memory of Our Heroes." The
i,- flower is the Wisteria.
d- The objects of the association are
n- memorial, and to that end educational "
he and literary, social and benevolent; to
on collect and preserve all material for 4
a true history of the confederate 4
an states; and to honor the memory of all 4
lal men and women who served that
1o- cause, as well as their patient endur
on ance during the trying hours after its
ry. close. It is also our purpose to main
ma tain a Public Library in our city. The
rat ,library report will also appear in this
the The official U. D. C. days have al
ield ways been observed as follows: Jan
860 unary 19, birthday of General Robert
hop E. Lee; June 3, birthday of President
in Jefferson Davis; April 6, confederate
by decoration day; Sept. 27, birthday of
by Admiral Raphael Semmes.
The money savers of the family nine times out of ten
are the women.
r en realize the value of having money in the bank, but
they haven't learned the trick of making one dollar do the
work of two in buying, and.of laying the other dollar away
for the rainy day that is sure to come.
Women realize that a bank account is not only a safe
investment bt a great convenience for them as well.
Landies we ill help you to save, and welcome your ac
counts whether large or small.
LOUI10SIAA NATNAL BANK
UndrU. S. Government Supervision.
The chapter gives some of the work
done by the various active committes
such as visiting the sick veterans,
sendin'g flowers, medicine and nour
ishment to them. and their families
when needed; it contributes to all
state's work, widows fund, scholar
ship loan f'md, monument fund and
many others. No year has ever pass
ed that has given us more genuine
pleasure than during the past year for
never before have we so often had the
confederate veterans as our guests.
As we write this report the senti
ments expressed in a recent issue of
a Baton Rouge paper come to our
minds, and we quote in part, "It is a
long way fwm Appomattox to the
battlefields of France, and it is a long
s time from, 1865 to 1921,":' and as we
fancy we see uor confederate veter
ans in parade June 10, with the young
veterans of the World War, we think
with the editor, "Soldiers of another
age, another century, whose gray
hairs are as the soft light of the moon,
silvering over the evening of life, yet
who come rugged and erect to greet
virile youth." The attitude of the old
veterans to the young veterans on
this occasion was one of deep respect,
'and the chapter wishes to point out
that this is the spirit of the confeder
ate from the beginning of his war
struggle in 1861 to 1865; all during
the troublesome reconstruction days to
the last days of his life. We honor
him for these things, and for per
forming his duty as he saw it. And
when there is no more confederate
veteran to honor, we will honor his
The present officers of Joanna Wad
dill Chapter are: Mrs. L. U. Babin,
president; Mrs. T. P. Singletary, first
vice president; Mrs. Belle Williams,
second vice president; Mrs. W. B.
Kennard, recording secretary; Mrs.
A. P. Miller, corresponding secretary;
I Mrs. St. Claire Favrot, treasurer; Mrs.
F. G. Clark, registrar; Mrs. Lee R.
The main committees doing chapter
work are the Memorial committee,
Visiting committee, Cross of Honor
committee, and Credential committee.
These committees are composed of the
following ladies: Memorial committee,
Mrs. B. F. Waddill chairman, M I -'
L. Echard and John Heroman; Visit
ing committee, Mrs. F. G. Clark chair.
man, Mrs. W. E. Robertson and
Miss Winnie Costello; Cross of Honor
committee, Mrs. A. P. Miller chr'
man, Mmes. A. L. Drehr and W. 3.
i Cushman; Confederate Mound com
mittee, Mrs. Belle Williams chairman,
Mmes. Louis Kretz and Edward Mil
Sler; Credential committee, Mrs. A. G.
;Grant chairman, Mmes. F. M. Brooks,
SB. A. Day, B. F. Wadill and J. N. Og
(Signed) MRS. L. U. BABIN,
t IMRS. W. B. KENNARD,
, Rec. Secty.
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