otwell article 2-18-1958 alton evening telegraph
6th Generation In Carlinville Church CARLINVILLE — In a special service at First Methodist Church Sunday, 13 persons joined t h e church and among them was the first of the sixth generation of Circuit Rider Stith Mead Otwell, founder of the church. The first of the present generation to join is Mary Catherine Miller, great great great granddaughter of Stith Otwell.and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. Robert Miller. Justinian Stith was the second generation; Miss Zayda Otwell and the late W. B. Otwell were the third generation; Mrs. Bertha Otwell Eldred and Carl Otwell are the fourth generation; Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Adolph Selvo are the fifth generation. Four of these generations are living and attend church regularly. r . The services Sunday were in charge of the pastor the Rev. Stanley Wiese.