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Woman's enterprise. (Baton Rouge, La.) 1921-19??, December 16, 1921, Image 1

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Mattie B. McGrath Progressive Women
The first recorded services of the
Presbyterian Church were those held
by the Rev. Wm. McCalla, a chaplain
in the U. S. Army, who was station
ed at Baton Rouge. In 1822 the
Presbytery of Mississippi sent the
Rev. Mr. Savage who preached at this
place and at the Plains.
In 1827 the Rev. John Dorrance
was placed in charge of this work,
of the Plains and at Manchac. It
was during his ministry in 1827 that1
the Church regularly chartered and
ceased to be a missionary field.
The church at that time had fifteen
members, many of whom resided
twenty five miles from the church.
Mr. Parmelee A. Walker Was the Afirst
elder and the first infant baptized
colony in 1832 when it organized the
Plains Church which is now one of
the strongest country churches in the
In 1841 the Rev. Lahleel Wool
bridge was called to the pastorate.
During his ministry the church had
about one hundred members. On
January 15th, 1854 the present build-I
ing was dedicated, it having been
preceded by two other buildings on
the same block. Mr. Woolbridge re
signed having served the church
about fourteen years.
After Mr. Woolbridge, Rev. Thos.
Castleton became the pastor of this
church and remained until 1860. He
conducted a school in which many of
our older citizens were educated. The
Manse at that time was the house
now owned and occupied by Miss Coe
Only one pastor has died while in
the service of the church, Rev. W. H.
Stratton who is buried in Magnolia
Cemetery. Rev. R. F. Patterson, who
died in 1908 was pastor about two
years, but was serving Grace Church
at the time of his death. Mr. Patter
son led out the second colony from
this church about forty years ago
when Grace Memorial Church was or
One of the longest pastorates of
the church was that of Dr. Joe. Y.
Allison who served the church from
March, 1884 to April 1st, 1900. It
was during his pastorate that the
present Manse was built, the pipe or
gan bought and the church remodel
ed. No pastor was ever more belov
ed by a whole community than was
Dr A.fon. At the close of his ser
Ve · ind p wasr 148.
Rev. E. L. Siler served the church
for two years when Rev. T. M. Hunt
maWrmga - --l
er, D. D., was called and began work
on April 2nd, 1904 and remained pas
tor until Dec. 1st, 1921, enjoying the
longest pastorate the church has ev
er had.
During his pastorate the city be
gan to grow and the church with it
until in 1921 the church has a resi
dent membership of about 550.
In 1904 the interior of the church
was remodeled and is a very attrac
tive auditorium. In 1911 the Hill
Memorial Annexi was buls f~Iish
-ing tb hurteh 4th^ ~ 'cbool
room and parlors. The Second Pres
b rterian Church was built in 1914
and is fast becoming a strong church. a
This was the first church which en- v
tered the North Baton Rouge field
and a chapel was built in 1910 and an- i
other about two years ago. 1
About nine years ago, this church
began work in Port Allen and has 1
now a strong and self-supporting 1
work house in a chapel which Mr. 1
George Hill had built from the old I
Homestead residence. Work has I
been maintained at Chamberlin for
seventaem years, and roesutly our 1
' hals atheried the; orink at Ad
The church has bought the adjoin-I
ing residence property for enlarge
ment purposes and has a goodly sum
in bank for this purpose, the larger
part being donated by Mr. Hill.
The church works through its three Lc
departments: that of the men center- he
ing about the Business Men's Bible D,
Class. The Woman's Department is hi
a model of efficiency working through
eight circles and reaching every wom- ar
in the church. The Young People's cc
Department consists of the Bible th
School and three efficient Christian m
Endeavor Societies. e
The church is officered by 11 elders st
of the Session and 19 members of the h,
Board of Deacons. ti
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MRS. A. G. REED. p
The women of Baton Rouge are to t4
be congratulated upon having Mrs. L
A. G. Reed elected to the head of the o
Louisiana Federation of Women's u
Clubs. Mrs. Reed has served as pres- p
ident of the Sixth District for the
past two years and has made an ef- h
flicient officer. To her is due the suc- v
__ cess of the meeting in Baton Rouge, ti
ch. of course ably assisted by other club I
en- women of the city. I
eld Never has there been a meeting so e
an- important nor so successful in the a
history of the federation, as the one c
rch of recent date and many letters have i
has been received from the ladies in at- 1
ing tendance expressing themselves as de
Mr. lighted with the reception and enter- 1
old tainment afforded them during their
has visit to Baton Rouge.
for Mrs. Reed is a most charming, in
odr telligqnt"wonuma :and hatving her at
Ads the 1pl0 of the. State Federation
means the success of the important
oin- work of woman's clubs in Louisiana.
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By Mrs. L. U. Babin, Secretary Lo.
cal Federation Committee.)
The 22nd annual convention of the
Louisiana Federated Women's Clubs
held in Baton Rouge, Nov. 29-30 and
Dec. 1 inclusive is now a meeting of
Many things of particular import.
ance stand out in connection with this
convention. It is highly appreciated
that for the first time the Federation
met in a clubhouse owned by wom.
en; it was the first gathering of these
state women's clubs since women
have the ballot; and it was the first
time ever that a governor could re
port his attendance and his partici.
pation as a committeeman in an in
ternational peace conference, and
Louisiana's governor is the first and
only governor to have been called
upon to do this, and the women are
proud of John M. Parker,
The program of the convention as
had been prepared, was carried out
with but few exceptions, one being
,the absence of the General Federation
>President, Mrs. Warren G. Winter of
Minn., who was one of the four wom.
>en chosen by President Harding to
e act as committeemen at the peace
e conference. While Louisiana women
e regretted Mrs. Winter's inability to
-be present here they felt keenly the
-compliment bestowed upon Mrs. Win.
-ter and the federated women in this
r confidence and respect shown their
general president.
1- Baton Rouge appreciates the honor
it given their towns-women, Mks: A. G.
rn Reed who was made president and
at Miss Daisy Badley corresponding
a. secretary of the Federation. Mrs. P.
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