rch edifice in Medford.
He was successful, and a lot of land at the corner of Salem and Oakland streets was bought for $600.
The church, in 1845, had forty-two members.
In August, 1845, Messrs. Job Clapp, Ira Barker, William B. Stone and Noah Hathaway were chosen building committee.
On December 19, 1845, the church, erected by William B. Stone, was dedicated to the service of God.
In the records of the society there is preserved a program of the dedicatory services of the Pickering Methath-school was also discontinued for a time.
In 1843 it was reorganized, with Ira T. Barker as superintendent, and from that time until the present has had a continuous existence.
The superintendents have been as follows:—
Ira T. Barker, Noah Hathaway, Thomas Emerson, Joseph L. Goldthwait, Charles F. Newcomb, Thomas C. Newcomb, S. B. Harrington, Charles N. Jones, Bailey T. Mills, Augustus L. Ordway, S. N. Mayo, W. T.
Such are the bare facts of the history of the First Methodist Episco