Contriubted by, Sandra Sanchez
Photograph taken 1914
The meeting to organize a Christian Chruch in Arnold was held April 1, 1883, in a Log house at Henry Brothers Ranch. Landis Correll presided . The following is a list of those who signed up as members at that time.
Landis and Martha Correll William and Laura Frazer Charles and Mrs Trummel Mr. and Mrs. Moffitt Amos Gamble Anna Saunders Allen Holeman
With Landis "Pappy" Correll in charge the group met weekly at various homes until 1885, when a farme building was built for the Church. By that time the following members had been added
Mr. and Mrs. M.A. Mc Daniels Abner and May Thompson Mattie Morrow Sarah Schloatman Franklin and Lillian Anson Stephen and Ella Kinney Cornelius and Catharine Holiday Samuel and Sarah Catterson Samuel and Effie Simmons Janes and Anna Greene Eoria Spangle John W. Owen
The new Chruch was dedicated on November 29, 1885, and Elder Correll reported:
Mrs Hardin presented the Church with a fine communion service and two large diamond lamps. At the close of the meeting a plesant incident took place that so affected my noble woman and myself that we hardly knew where to look. A gentleman came forward and unrolled a budget (leather pouch) that had a fine coat and vest for myself and a fine dress pattern (length of fabric) for my wife. And to think that he was not even a member ot the Church!
Nathan Englis Preacher for the Methodist Church did not approve of the way the surprize had been arranged and voiced his opinion in an open letter to the Custer County Repuplican. Correll replied in like manner in an April 1886 issue.
In 1890 in order to raise money for a new bell and tower the church decided on a black face minstral show. The cast included: Ben Harden, Chas Kuhns, James Parrot, John Menary, John Morrrow, Allen Crosby, Brice Mitchel, Joe Sauders and Austin Brown.
Hitching Posts were installed in front of the church in 1897 for the convenience of the congregation.
The last pastor to serve the Christian was Rev. L.S. Burnham serving from 1928 to 1933 when the group disbanded. In 1977 the building was improved for the use of the Arnold Commuinity Center.
Below are a list of members over the years:
1886 Additions to Membership:
Jennie and Lizzie Holliday Jesse Sargent Roy Frazier john Morrow John and Lydia Backes
Stephen and Temberance Leland
Joseph,Josephine and Harriet Burke Charles K. and Ellen J. Chamberlain James A., Emma and Martha Burke
Jerry A. and Sarah Copeland Edner L. Hardin Lovira Allen Ester Morrow James and Martha E. Marsh John Meads Letta Manion Lucy Reed C. Champion Correll John Meads
Samuel and Jannie Shaffer
Fanny Correll Alonzo Leland Fanny Ray Harry Frazier John Menary David R. and Sarah L. Parks Lee Sargent Ola Marsh Letta Rempley Abner and Matilda Brown Isaac Bartlett Albin and William Lewis Jesse Skinner Joseph Mylar William Harris Homer Hardin
Membership almost doubled in 1894 with these additions:
Richard, Lizzie and Gertie Eubank Forest , Estella and L. Brown Bertha Weste Emma Jolly DeWitt Moore M.A. Bowers Josep G. Pease Marion and Mary C. Gunter Grace Rogers William Harris Sr. Henry Chesley Ester A. Skinner Jacob and Lydia Sauter Henry and Emma Grautman Maude and mary Bowers Ella Gilbert Hamilton and Grace Rogers Jonas and Mary J. Skinner John Samuelson Zackery and Julia A. Parsons Lydia and Leota Parks John, Minnie and Edward W. Koch Wscol Copeland Marion, Nora and Flora M. Allen Sophia and Maria Wilhelmine Luttich Pierre and Matilda Steffin Otto West Loretta Rimpley Lawrence Brown Laura Rogers Emma Beltz Elmer Siebolt Edna Skinner Minnie, Alvin and Christina Harris Edward and Nettie Hogg Stephen, Seth F. and Lucinda Baker Emma Wouk Charles Geiss Cora Browning Pauline Ray Emma and Almetta Ferguson Garret G. and Johnny Gunter George, Cora and Margaret Reed Kate Smith Jimmie and Lizzie Holliday Joseph and Dora Tiday Levi and Sarah Wills Lether Shroder Christian Grautman Mary Louise Koch Laura J. Rogers Mary and Jesse Manion
Joel and Emma Pricherson Albert and Mary Hansberry Owen and Maude Owens Ida Pease Adelis Wild Emily Cudmore Lilly Parks Charles and Maria Chesley Lemuel Hansberry Brice Mitchel Ivy Anson Alma Parsons
Ellie Alexander Lillian Anson John Backes Lydia Backes Alma Backes Thomas Bakes Andrew Backes Etta Backes George Backes Beulah Backes George Bailey Louis Bailey Wyona Bailey Laurita Bailey Beulah Bailey Lee Bailey Zelma Bailey Mildred Bailey Laura Bailey Fanny bassett William Baldwin Ida Baldwin Emma Beltz Henry Bishop Rilla Bishop Forrest Brown Matilda Brown Oma Brown Earl Brown Sarah Brown Bernice Brown Ona Burnham Mildred Burnham Helen Burnham Ruth Burnham Grace Burns Carrie Burns John Burns Howard Caudle Lulu Chaplin John Clinebell Millie Clinebell Gerad Clinebell Bernard Clinebell Mary Virginia Clinebell Warren Copeland Roy Davis Vala Davis George Davis Mau Davis Virgil Davis Charlotte DeLossh Frank Draper Walter Draper J.B. Farrell Henry Freeland Mrs. Henry Freeland Clara Gunter Maud Gunter Bessie Gunter Bernard Gunter Katie Gunter Ethel Gunter Boyd Gunter Orel Gunter Mary Gunter Owen Gunter Mildred Gunter Garret Gunter Eda Hamilton Phylis Hamilton Mrs. Hamilton Thelma Hamilton Edner Hardin Homer Hardin Della Henry Lottie Holden Jessie Holden Walter Holden George Huntley Jr. Sylvia Huntley John Hutchinson Myrtle Hutchinson James Jarmin Eva Jarmin Rachel Johnson Hannah Johnson Homer Koch Edward Koch Minnie Koch Marjorie Koch Addie Koch Alonzo Leland Archie Leland Alta Leland Sarah Leland Walter Lindholm Sophia Lindholm Myrtle Lindholm Mary Livingstone M.D. Livingstone Illa Luce Leota Luce Glen Luce Thomas McCants Gertrude McCants Genevive McQuire Mercedes Magnusson Grace Morrison Martha Morrow George Morrow Charles Morrow Sophia Morrow Maud Morrow Leona Norgaard Clara Paine Margaret Pendleton Dicey Phifer Edward H. Potter Amanda M. Potter Bryan Potter George Ransier Laura Ransier George Reed Fanny Futner John Samuelson Ivy Samuelson Charles H. Sanderson Mary c. Sanderson Valentine Sanderson Arthur Scott Mrs. Arthur Scott Kate Smith Arvada Smith Lester Shively Jesie Sommers Vada Sommers Roy Steele Agnes Steele G.M.stevenson Ella B. Stevenson Monty Stevenson E.L.Twist Millie Twist Clark Twist Ulysses Twiss Ulysses Twiss Pearl Twiss Lawrence Talmadge Marie VanWormer Helen Will Vivian Will William Wood Myra Wood George Woods Sr. Dorthy Woods Nadine Woods
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