He was dismissed by council November 17, 1903.
He had baptized forty-eight infants and twenty-three adults, and welcomed to our communion ninety-six, sixty by letter and thirty-six upon confession.
On January 11, 1904, the church voted, and on January 18 the society concurred in extending a call to Rev. Burt Leon Yorke
, and he was installed on April 12, by council of twenty pastors and twenty delegates, representing twenty-four churches.
Rev. Stephen A. Norton
was moderator, Rev. Walter H. Rollins
was scribe, Rev. H. H. French, D. D.
, of Malden
offered the installing prayer, Rev. Frank K. Sanders, D. D.
, of Yale University, preached the sermon.
On January 18, 1904, the committees on plans reported that they had engaged Messrs. Brainerd
exhibited and explained the plans.
J. W. Bean
, M. D., J. N. Leonard
, R. D. Kimball
, Alexander Diebold
, Miss K. H. Stone
and Mrs. W. E. Ober
were elected a subscription committee.
H. A. Hanscom
, Henry Newcomb
, C. H. Parker
, D. D. Kimball
and Mrs. E. F. Locke
were elected building committee and instructed to obtain working drawings and contractors' estimates.
Henry L. Barnes
died on January 23, 1904, leaving his homestead to the society for a parsonage, or to be disposed of and the proceeds used in such manner as will best promote the interests of the society; also leaving the residue of his estate, one-half to be applied to the building fund and one-half to be held in trust, the income to be used in part for current expenses and in part for the worthy poor.
On April 6 the society voted to sell the Barnes homestead and the house purchased of the estate of B. C. Leonard
to pay the mortgage and apply the balance to the building fund.
The executors under the will of Mr. Barnes
stated the value of the homestead to be four thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars, and personal estate twenty-three thousand thirteen dollars and eighty-nine