Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on October 8, 1953 · Page 9
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 9

Galesburg, Illinois
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Thursday, October 8, 1953
Page 9
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Gihon Church Date? Back to Year of 1866 GILSON—As the Gilson Community Sunday school began Its new year last Sunday, Miss Bessie Hill submitted a historical sketch of the church and Sunday school since founding. The little church situated in the southeast portion of Gilson and known as the Gilson Community Church, was erected in the summer of 1866 and was dedicated Aug. 5 of that year. The cost of the building was $850, a sum which was raised by donations with practically every adult per son of the community contributing Building of the church was spon sored by members of the United Brethren faith and was dedicated to the U. B. conference. Membership then totaled 48. When the annual conference of IRLS! Char Up tad Cmpftxlt* Try fra&runt, scientifically medicated Cuticura Soajj ] and Ointment on externally ciuaed phnple«, blcnv , iahea, blackheads. 1866 met, John Solomon Smith was sent to the Gilson charge as first pastor. In 1879 his son, Frank, enmo to the church as pastor and K. It. Smith, a son of Frank, married a Gilson girl, Miss June Lawrence, a sister of Mrs. J. K. Neumann and Mrs. Steven Pickrel. K. R. Smith was also a prominent preacher in the United Brethren conference, having held pastorates at Minneapolis, Minn., and other larger churches of the country. Between the pastorales of John Solomon Smith and his son, Frank, Oscar Smith was sent to the church and was returned in 1883. Oscar Smith as well as J. A. Smith, who was given the pastorate in 1917 and who served for three years, was no relative of the other Smiths. The Rev. Mr. Kline served as pastor the longest period, one of four years. The Ilev. Mr. Shinn passed away in November of 1916 after having been returned for his third year by the September con fcrcncc. On April 26, 1939, Dr. Harry Mc Kown purchased the property from the conference for $200, the conference having acquired It from Linneus Richmond who as sisted in laying out the village in 1857. Plans were immediately made to convert the building into a Gilson Community Church. Con stitution and by-laws were Alpha \ ALPHA — Mr. and Mrs. Elton McLaughlin and Mr. and Mrs. Charles McLaughlin and family went to Aurora Sunday to visit the Clifford Erickson family. Clifford is a brother of Mrs. Elton McLaughlin. Mr. and Mrs. Don Harrod of Seattle, Wash,, and Wilson Runklc ftf Littleton arrived the first 0 f ,j| y of , the week for a visit with Mr. anrljVirj;ii B, K j, ;Pn homo 8 Mrs. Laverne McKce and family, j Mr. nn<) Mrs. Nyle'McCurdy and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wasson oi: Rirhnrd, Mrs. Grace'MeCurdy Detroit, Mfch., Mr. and Mrs 1 ' M}|1 »"l ledge wore Sunday Charles Wasson and daughie, >;i' ;iI |;,' s ,? fnM r and Mrs. Sheree of Los Angeles, and Mr! Stx " ,n . of and Mrs. John Albrltton and fnm 1 M . ;AI) THK WANT ADS The Dally Register-Mail, Galesbmpg, IH. Thursday, October 8, 10B3 J proved May 31, 1939 and the deed was transferred to the community for a church building. Due to conflicting rumors brought before the conference, two clauses were added to the deed; that the building should never be used as a dance hall and that no intoxicating liquors should ever be sold from the building. The building remained for several years with only necessary repairs being made until in 1949, due to increased attendance and interest, a basement was dug out and a new heating plant was installed. On Nov. 26, 1950, the building was rededicatcd with an elaborate ceremony as a Community Church to be used for the "glory of God and the good of the community." During the 87 years of its existence but one wedding has been held at the church, that of Miss Virgeen King and Robert Putnam. The people of Gilson and vicinity look with pride today at the little ap-church on the hill. Oh -so good for October! Meadow Gold DATE NUT ICE CREAM In this picture pint, or the thrifty half-gallon. 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