Medford only to die); Antipas Newton, Jr.; Austin F. Clark; Charles Ellis; George A. Newcomb; Rodney Hathaway and Nelson Hathaway.
Mr. Ames was followed by Revs. Henry M. Loud, David Sherman, D. D., and Daniel Wait.
During Mr. Wait's ministry a revival occurred which spread through the town, embracing all the evangelical churches.
During this pastorate, also, the church lost by death three of its most valued members—Joseph L. Goldthwait, Albert Butters and Ira T. Barker.
In 1869 Rev. N. T. Whitaker followed Mr. Wait.
That year the society purchased a house on the corner of Salem and Park streets for a parsonage, but retained it only two years when the new church enterprise demanded all available funds.
In 1869 a new board of trustees was incorporated according to the General Statutes of the Commonwealth.
On July 1, 1871, land for a new church was bought on Salem street near Cross street, and the work of building was entered upon at once.
The building committee were William
Since 1905, the church has lost by death several of her oldest members, among them being Mrs. L. W. Adams, Mrs. C. N. Jones, Mrs. Mary E. Child and Miss Frances Taylor.
The present membership is two hundred and twenty-one.
The other orgarker, 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 Metach by our Quarterly Conference, and going out from us to a useful and honorable career as a preacher of the gospel; Mrs. C. N. Jones, gifted, sympathetic, her well-balanced judgment and wise counsel were the support and help of all her friends; Mrs.way, 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 Hindle, George