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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 17 3 Browse Search
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ception, held in the vestries of the church, under the management of Mrs. Robert Hayes and Mrs. R. Y. Gifford. The heavy snowstorm of the day kept many from attending, but the affair was a complete social success in every particular. The decorating committee, Mesdames Hayes, Gifford, E. C. Bullard, R. M. Richardson, W. J. Pingree, F. L. Pingree, and L. H. Brown, and Mr. Gifford, made the largMr. Gifford, made the large vestry look the finest it ever did with their twinings of greenery. The effect was heightened by many ferns, palms, potted plants, and cut flowers from Holmes' Somerville nurseries. Shortly aftented by W. E. Bolton, A. W. Glines, G. F. Horton, J. W. Mess, Warren Baldwin, R. K. Goodil, R. Y. Gifford, E. M. Hill, Harry Daniels, James Daniels, Oliver Wyman, Lyle Hersey, Mesdames A. W. Glines, R. Y. Gifford, F. M. Burrows, A. K. Spratt, J. W. Mess, Carrie D. Coulter, and Misses A. D. Southworth, Minnie Flagg, Fannie M. Glines, Willa Johnson, and Nellie Saben. In the small vestries and
Mabelle H. Gooding, J. E. Kelley, Henry S. Barron, A. E. Southworth, W. J. Pingree, R. M. Richardson, P. B. S. Thayer, Frank M. Lowell, Frank Thomas, F. L. Pingree, Robert Hayes, Joseph W. Mess, Edward H. Bolton, Carrie D. Coulter, Arthur W. Glines, Mattie S. Rines, Misses Ella Freeman, Helen J. Whipple, Mary C. Mills, Ida R. Smith, Abbie L. Day, Annie G. Stover, Mary F. Freeman, Estella M. Royal, Alice M. Nickerson, Fannie M. Glines, Mabel G. Delano, Emily Poor, under the direction of Mrs. R. Y. Gifford, head waiter, and Mrs. William Taylor, assistant. During the supper M. J. Messer and his wife and Miss Nettie Coburn gave the following musical selections: Mendelssohn's Festival March; Schlepegrell's overture, Narcissus; a selection, Foxy Quiller, De-Koven; Tone Pictures of the North and South, Bendix; and Miss Coburn gave a cornet solo. The church quartette sang Spring Song and Forget Me Not, and Miss Smith, the soprano of the church quartette, sang The Willows. Following the
urch people, or had the personal, as well as financial, support of some of its members—notably the Hospital, Day Nursery, Associated Charities, Home for the Aged, Children's Home, and Boys' Club. It can be readily seen by this that our church occupies an important place in the community. By its works it is known, and we can be pardoned if, once in fifty years, we burst out in a little self-praise. For a half-century it has stood an emblem of the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. May its stout walls, and the hearts of its people, resist the storms of adversity for another five decades, at least, that future generations may enjoy the privileges of its teachings as have those of the past. Officers. Deacons: John F. Nickerson, C. A. Kirkpatrick, J. Walter Sanborn, Arthur W. Glines, A. A. Wyman, Irving Smith (clerk). Parish committee: John F. Mills (chairman), L. V. Niles, I. H. Wiley, F. W. Marden, D. W. Sanborn, H. M. Haven (clerk), R. Y. Gifford (treasurer)
ized 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 is as useful and as full of energy as were the earlier Merry Workers twenty years a
ndents of the Sunday School. Charles Williams, 1854 to 1865. Charles Williams, Jr., 1865 to 1873. L. P. Hollander, 1873. John Viall, 1873. John F. Ayer, 1873 to 1878. Rev. W. S. Ralph, 1878 to 1880. Fred Farnsworth, 1880. Mr. Murch, 1880. Irving Smith, 1881 to 1883. Augustus Hodgman, 1883 to 1888. George M. Stevens, 1888 to 1890. Seth Mason, 1890. Arthur W. Glines, 1891 to 1896. Alphonso A. Wyman, 1896. Treasurers of the society. 1854 to 1865, Edwin Munroe, Jr. 1865 to 1877, S. W. Fuller. 1877 to 1891, W. P. Mitchell. 1891 to 1898, A. Hodgman. 1898 to 1902, A. W. Glines. 1902, R. Y. Gifford. Clerks of the society. 1854 to 1871, Charles Williams. 1871 to 1876, John Hunnewell. 1876 to 1897, P. M. Harwood. 1897, Seth Mason. 1898, H. M. Haven. Collectors of the society. 1854, J. Q. Twombly. 1855 to 1857, James S. Runey. 1858, Aaron Sargent. 1859 to 1862, B. S. Binney. 1863 to 1864, J. Q. Twombly.
W. Greenleaf. Fred L. Greeley. Mrs. Fred L. Greeley. DeceasedAlfred K. Spratt. Mrs. Lizzie D. Spratt. Miss Sadie I. Bean. DeceasedMiss Mabel Bragdon. Mrs. E. C. Hall. Mrs. F. H. Safford. Frank H. Burroughs. DeceasedMrs. Grace Grover. Miss Lettie Parker. Thomas Darde. Mrs. Minnie L. Darde. Miss Bertha Richards. Miss Grace L. Whitten. Mrs. Eugenia F. Butler. Mrs. G. Everett Giles. Miss Josie B. Smith. DeceasedMiss Angie Williams. Mrs. Lizzie Horton. R. Y. Gifford. Mrs. Bertha Gifford. Miss Alice M. Niles. Miss Ada Aldrich. Miss Gertrude L. Cox. Mrs. Abbie M. Southworth. Mrs. M. J. Messer. Mrs. Sylvia T. Ham. Mrs. Eliza Ann Trickey. Miss Helen S. Snow. Miss Annie Harvey. Miss M. L. Buskirk. George O. W. Servis. Mrs. George O. W. Servis. Mrs. Sadie H. Burrows. Miss Helen Fitzgerald. Miss Lillie M. Whiton. Miss Emma F. Schuch. Miss Ella Bucknam. Mrs. Caroline Belcher Wells. Mrs. George B. Howard. Miss Annie G. Stover. Miss Eva