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History of the First Universalist Church in Somerville, Mass. Illustrated; a souvenir of the fiftieth anniversary celebrated February 15-21, 1904 8 2 Browse Search
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t it was feared that the parish might be seriously crippled, but the very fact of the marked dropping off only seemed to stimulate those who remained to greater effort, to larger sacrifice for the cause. The vacancies were soon made good, and the affairs of the parish assumed their normal condition. Among those added to the parish during the succeeding months were some great workers, who have done much during all these years past to establish the society on a firm basis, Mr. and Mrs. Horatio Williams, George Stevens, George D. Haven, S. R. Briggs, James and Lewis Lombard being among those added. It was at such critical times as this that the Ladies' Sewing Circle did great work for the parish. Always of the utmost value in furthering the objects of the society, always alert and abounding in resourceful methods for replenishing the treasury, or of imparting new life to the flagging courage or the wilting enthusiasm of the overworked parishioners, they stood as an object lesson
rk, Mrs. Haven formed them into the Busy Bees. Later the older members were organized into the Merry Workers. On January 25, 1902, it was decided to reorganize these two societies into one, to be known as the Mission Workers. It was also voted that the new organization should work under the auspices of the Mission Circle. Mrs. Haven, who has been in charge since the beginning, has had several earnest and faithful helpers at various times during the twenty years, among them being Mrs. H. Williams, Mrs. Arthur W. Glines, Mrs. William Wilkins, Mrs. J. F. Mills, Mrs. R. Y. Gifford, Miss Alice Nickerson, and Miss Abbie Southworth. Since 1888 these young misses have raised and contributed about $1,000 to the church, and to other parish and denominational interests nearly $300 more. At every fair they have had a table. They have gone into the houses of the poor and given food and clothing, and gladdened homes with well-laden Christmas trees. To-day this band of young workers i
ishop, S. W. Fuller, W. P. Mitchell, J. F. Nickerson, J. Q. Twombly. 1875—J. Q. Twombly, S. W. Fuller, J. F. Nickerson, W. P. Mitchell, H. R. Bishop. 1876—H. Williams, C. A. Jenks, J. F. Nickerson, W. P. Mitchell, A. J. Taylor. 1877—J. Q. Twombly, Sears Condit, J. F. Nickerson, H. D. Jerauld, William Taylor. 1878—J. Q. Twombly, Sears Condit, H. Haskins, H. D. Jerauld, H. Williams. 1879—J. Q. Twombly, Sears Condit, H. Haskins, H. D. Jerauld, H. Williams. 1880—S. W. Fuller, J. F. Nickerson, George Stephens, S. R. Briggs, F. G. Lombard. 1881—J. Walter Sanborn, J. F. Nickerson, George Stephens, S. R. Briggs, F. G. Lombard. 1882—J. F. NickH. Williams. 1880—S. W. Fuller, J. F. Nickerson, George Stephens, S. R. Briggs, F. G. Lombard. 1881—J. Walter Sanborn, J. F. Nickerson, George Stephens, S. R. Briggs, F. G. Lombard. 1882—J. F. Nickerson, S. W. Fuller, S. R. Briggs, George Stephens. 1883—A. Hodgman, J. Walter Sanborn, O. J. Davis, S. W. Fuller, George Stephens. 1884—George Stephens, J. Walter Sanborn, A. Hodgman, E. B. Sears, S. W. Fuller. 1885—O. A. Jenkins, J. F. Nickerson, A. H. Carvill, E. B. Sears, S. R. Briggs. 1886—O