Contributed by, Sandra Sanchez
Sod Methodist Chruch built 1885. A Chruch member A.B. Stahr, was a carpenter and put on a shingled roof and board floors.
In the early months of 1883 a group of Methodist friends came to settle near Arnold. They were the following families: A.H. Needham, John Houghton, Christopher Conat, William Mills, Nathan English, and Ira Mills.
Nathan English a lay preacher wrote to the superintendent of the western Nebraska mission asking that a minister be sent to them. none was available , so English was authorized to be in charge
The first chruch was organized on October 23, 1883. The official board was: William Mills-Class Leader, S.C. Tubbs, A.H. Needham, William Mills, and Ira Mills-Trustees; A.H. needham, Mrs. Christopher Conant, and S.C.Tubbs- Stewards .
In March 1885, members gathered in the sod house of William Mills and decided to build a sod church. The first service was held there on April 12, 1885. In 1888 a two room parsonage was built close to the sod church.
Frame Chruch built 1904, dedicated December 22, 1904.
Below is a list of Members in 1914
R.E. Allen Lovira Allen M.S. Allen Mrs. N.S. Allen Inex Allen Gertrude Alexander Floyd Alexander John Backes Jennie Backes James Bonta Lon Bonta Jean Bonta Harvey Bonta G.T. Bailey Elizabeth Bailey Mary Backes James H. Bailey Walter S. Bailey Josephine Bailey John Bailey Susan Bailey W.A.Brewer Nellie Brewer Myrtle Brummett Mary Black Eula Black Elizabeth Babcock Lou Boyce Grace Boyce Frieda Bennett Everett Beardsley Irene Breardsley Anita Bonta Lucy Copeland Phoebe Chesley Miriam Campbell Leo Campbell Tellie Chambers Mary Chambers Lulu Chaplin Sadie Bailey Leo Campbell Tellie Chambers Mary Chambers Lulu Chapin James Croghan Mrs. James Croghan Raliegh Croghan Edna Croghan Marie Croghan J.R.Downing Rebecca Downing Lynn Downing Lulu Downing Gertie Downing Albert Dailey Alice Dailey Earl Dailey Earl Gregory Meda Gettys Harold Gettys Edna Gettys John Houghton Sophia Houghton P.G. Houghton Mattie Houghton Catherine Hoffman Cora L. Haskell Rosa Houtz Lzzie Hoskins Kate Imoden Mrs W.H. Jennings H.K. Kruser Mable Kruser John Kelly Cora Kelly I.V. Lathrop Dora lathrop LeRoy Lathrop Nellie Lathrop Charles Leach Brittie Leach Rueben Leach Irma Leach Carrie leach Sarah Leach Swain Leach John Leach Alice Leach J.B. Lester Ella Lester J.M. Lucas Myrta Lucas Mabel Lucas Floyd Lucas,/td> Lucinda Mills Ira P. Mills Clara Mills W.G. Mills Mila Mills Guy Mills Daisy Mills Charles Mills Merle Mills John Mills Susie Mills Clarence Mills May Mills Helen Mills Floyd Mills J.W. Maxsom Bertha Maxsom Caddy Maxsom Rebecca Maxsom,/td> John McGuire Anna McGuire Eddie McGuire Mabel McGuire Lola McGuire Charles McGuire Blance McGuire Myrtle Magnusson John Meads Maud Meads Hazel Meads Eula Meads Marshall Meads John Meanry Laurine Meanry Bernice Menary Delphine Meyers Stella Meyers F.E. Needham Ruth Needham Godfrey Nansel Sarah Nansel Sarah Nansel Cecil Nansel Charles Nansel Vera Nansel C.C. Parsons Maud Parsons Fay Parsons Raymound Parsons Emory Parsons Gerite Parsons P.T.Phifer Elizabeth Phifer Ray Phifer Vera Phifer Verneta Phifer Amy Phillips Susan Pearce O.D. Pearce Maud Pearce Charles Pearce Sylvia Pearce Vera Pearce John Pinkstone Florence Pinkstone Phronia Pinkstone Homer Pinkstone Samuel Pinkstone Jennie Pinkstone Mr. Peoples Eliza Peoples Anna Pierce Mellie Robinson Orpha Reed Estella Root Loveday Ransier Warren Simms Ethel Simms W.B. Spratt Mary J. Spratt Ira Spratt Estel Spratt Della Spratt John E. Shaw Altina Shaw Ella Steele Bertha Stockall Hattie Smith S.C. Tubbs olive Tubbs Leota Tubbs Cora Tubbs Vernon Tubbs Mable Tubbs Florence Vogel Nellie Wemple Milla Wright
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