in October, 1897, with a reunion and banquet.
In June, 1898, Dr. Chadbourne, following the example of Dr. Watkins, took as his wife one of our members, Mrs. Martha Ransom. Dr. Chadbourne's Bible Class, held in the audience room during the Sunday-school hour, was largely attended and greatly enjoyed, as was also the Teachers' Bible Class held at the parsonage on Saturday evenings.
During Dr. Chadbourne's five years pastorate the church lost by death several of the oldest members, among them Bros.
Orvid M. Fowler and William T. Hannah.
Rev. F. T. Pomeroy succeeded Dr. Chadbourne, and remained three years. During his pastorate several deaths occurred among the church membership, among them being Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Newcomb and Mrs. O. M. Fowler.
Mr. Pomeroy was followed in April, 1905, by Rev. Edgar Cary Bridgham, who is still our pastor.
Early during his pastorate, on Saturday night, August 19, 1905, the church was totally destroyed by a fire of incendiary origin.