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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 12., The first Methodist Episcopal Church of Medford. (search)
corner-stone of the present edifice was laid. The building committee consisted of Rev. E. C. Bridgham, A. L. Ordway, William F. Wiltshire, L. Frank Cole and Edgar A. Thomas. They labored faithfully; the architect, Lewis A. Dow of Melrose, did all that scientific skill and tireless effort could do, and on March Io, 1907, the pres later built a substantial home in our town. For over twenty years Father and Mother Newcomb were pillars of strength, and were worthily succeeded by their sons, Thomas, Charles and John. Thomas C. Newcomb, sunny tempered, charitable in all his judgments; Franklin Rand, optimistic, loyal, and deeply pious; William H. Miller, clas Church Officials. Pastor.—Rev. Edgar Cary Bridgham. Board of Trustees.—Augustus L. Ordway, Levi W. Adams, William F. Wiltshire, William H. Magoun, Edgar A. Thomas, William Walters. Board of Stewards.—Charles N. Jones, Mrs. Abby D. Saxe, L. Frank Cole, Mrs. Ida M. Smith, Joseph A. Paine. Bliss P. Boultenhouse, William<
him these twenty-five years. In a personal letter to the editor, acknowledging the receipt of the last number of the Register, and writing from Brooklyn, N. Y., Mrs. Ames tells of an incident we take the liberty of quoting:— Did you ever hear of the Sabbath after that prayer in the Square? Mr. Ames went into the pulpit boiling, and I into that front pew, trembling. During his prayer they began to go out and slam the pew doors behind. Soon as he stood on his feet, he looked up at Bro. Thomas [Newcomb] with Bro. Newcomb please have the choir sing Star Spangled Banner, and if there are any more traitors in this camp, let them pass out during the singing. Bro. Newcomb was a peace loving man and didn't like to antagonize ever. So Papie raising both hands said in God's name I implore you if there's one drop of loyal blood, it's time to show its color. Then he took a clean handkerchief which I always kept in his pocket for emergencies and waved it while he mopped his tears with t