Ira C Kiker 2

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Ira C Kiker 2 - Fiftieth Anniversary Is Observed b Kikers Dr....
Fiftieth Anniversary Is Observed b Kikers Dr. and Mrs. Ira C. Kiker, Sr., Dallas, parenis of Smith Kiker, 3105 Bonham, observed th e i r golden wedding anniversary Sunday Sunday with a reception. The reception was held in Dallas Dallas at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ira C. Kiker Jr. They were married June 3, 1908, at the home of the Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Harber, Dublin, parents of the bride. Dr. Kiker was the seventh of nine children that were born on a farm-ranch near Stephenville ;o Mr and Mrs. B. M. Kiker. Dr. ^and Mrs. Kiker have four children, Smith Kiker, Paris: Ira C. Kiker, Jr., Dallas; the Rev. Seaborn M Kiker, San Antonio, and Max A. Kiker, Dallas. There are five grandchildren. After two years in Stamf o r d College, Dr. Kiker became the first graduate of that school, now McMurray College, Abilene, he being being the only member of the senior senior class. Successive pastorates following two years in Emory and Henry College. Emory, Va., were an unfinished unfinished year at Honey Grove transferred to the North Tex a s conference in 1913. Pastorates and other relationships have been: Frisco, Grand Prairie and Cockrell Cockrell Hill, Dallas; St. Johns, Dallas: professor of sociology and assistant in education, Texas Wesleyan Wesleyan C o J1 e g e during the period of World War 1; Honey Grove, Wesley Methodist Church, Greenville; Greenville; First Methodist Church, Sulphur Sulphur Springs; superintendent, Paris Paris District; Oak Cliff Methodist, Dallas; Superintendent Greenville District: Wesley Methodist Church, Greenville. 2nd pastorate there; Executive Secretary, North Texas Texas Conference, Board of Education. Education. 1938-1953; Centenary Methodist Methodist Church, Dallas: First Methodist Methodist Church, Forney; and now at the end of two years associate pastor,' pastor,' Greenland Hi 11 s Methodist Church, Dallas. Fifty years of service by this couple fall on the anniverary of their golden wedding wedding day. Twenty seven years of their fifty years of service have been spent in two cities, Dallas and Greenville. In 1950, Texas Wesleyan College, ' Fort Worth, gave the honorary degree degree of Doctor of Divinity to Mr. Kiker, who holds the Bachelor of Arts de g r e e from Emory and Henry College, Virginia; and the M a s t e r of Arts degree from Southern Metnodist . University, class of 1917. Mrs. Kiker was received received as a child into the Methodist Methodist Church. For several years after her marriage marriage she served in various offices offices of the Epworth League, and for four years was dean of women at the annual institutes held at Kidd-Key College, Sherman, and Texas Wesleyan College, Fort Worth. She is a member of the Woman's Woman's Auxiliary of the Method i s t Hospital in Dallas, serving two terms as treasurer. From 1933 to 1953, Mrs. Kiker served on a voluntary basis as director director of- children's work. North Texas Methodist conference. She is certified to offer leadership courses for children's workers, and has taught in leadership schools in five annual conferences of schools in Louis- Arkansas, a n d Texas, also in ana, Oklahoma, New Mexico. During the development of the North Texas Methodist camping program, and construction of the Lake Bridgeport Methodist camp, working with her husband \y h o supervised the camp building program, program, Mrs. Kiker served in many ways — as dietitian, practical nurse, instructor,, and leader of hand-craft groups. But the home was the place of greatest accomplishment; rearing t9four sons, entertaining guests, | freely opening the door to the many boys and girls whom the sons wished to bring io the parsonage. parsonage. Last, but not least, her understanding, understanding, patience, and inspiration inspiration aided her husband in his long career of service. They stood proudly together "on their golden wedding day." MONDAY "PORT DOBBS" "HELL ON FRISCO BAY" TUES. — WED. NO. 1

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  1. The Paris News,
  2. 02 Jun 1958, Mon,
  3. Page 3

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