THE ANTIOCH CHRISTIAN CHURCH
of
Cantrall, Illinois

The First Church of Sangamon County, Illinois

Organized May 15 1820
By
Stephen England

Ladies Aid Society Records
Pages 107 - 118

Pages 119 - 131
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Book 10

Book 10 is 12” x 7 ˝” x ˝” thick, and is the Ladies Aid Society record book. Records begin 1920 and go through 1932. The book is in good shape and all intact, and legible. Some interesting charts are printed inside the front and back covers of this book, indicating the book was made while President Wm. Howard Taft was still in office. Some of the types of charts were:


The charts were so interesting, I was tempted to type them and include them in the book.

There are 140 pages in the book.
Page 1              Cantrall, Dec. 2, 1920

The Cantrall Ladies Aid Society met at the church at an all day meeting. Ten members were present. Time was spent in quilting. In the afternoon the business meeting was called to order by the president. After singing, the Scripture lesson was read by Sister Stackhouse and the Lord’s Prayer repeated in concert. The roll was then called and dues collected. The Treasurer, Mrs. Mellinger, read the yearly treasurer’s report. During the year the Society took in (blank), spent (blank), and had a balance of (blank) in the treasury. It being the regular meeting for the election of officers, the following were elected. President-Mrs. Millie Van Meter, Vice President-Mrs. Clara Dunlap, Treasurer-Mrs. Mellinger, and Secretary-Mrs. Clara Grant. A rising vote of thanks was extended the officers of the past year in appreciation of their faithful and efficient services. It was decided the Ladies Aid Society should pay for roofing the parsonage coal house and should also see Mrs. Carlson in regard to cleaning the church. A new member, Mrs. Chandler was enrolled. The meeting adjourned to meet Jan. 5th.

Signed Clara Grant, Sec.

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Page 2            Jan. 5, 1921

The Cantrall Ladies Aid met at an all day meeting. Six members were present. The time was spent in quilting. In the afternoon the business meeting was called to order by the President. After singing, the Scripture lesson was read by Mrs. Chandler and the Lords Prayer was repeated in concert. The roll was then called and the minutes of the previous meeting read. Dues were collected to the amount of $2.65. $.65 was deducted to pay for the new Secretary book. Committees were appointed for the coming year. A letter was also read, from Mr. & Mrs. Stackhouse thanking the members of the Ladies Aid for the traveling bag presented to them at Christmas. Meeting was adjourned to meet next regular meeting day.

Signed, Clara Grant, Sec.


Feb. 2, 1921

The Cantrall Ladies Aid met at an all day meeting with Mrs. Stackhouse. Nine members were present. Time was spent quilting on Mrs. Grubb’s quilt. In the afternoon the business was called to order by the President. After singing, the Scripture lesson was ready by Mrs. Stackhouse and prayer was offered by Mrs. Chandler. The roll was called and dues to the amount of $3.35 were collected. The minutes of the previous meeting were read. The committees were again read for the benefit of those absent at the previous meeting. It was voted that the Ladies Aid should pay Bert Claypool for the light repairing instead of taking the money from the church treasury. Preparations were made for the Engal sale to be held Feb. 14. Meeting adjourned to meet next regular meeting day.

Signed, Clara Grant, Sec.
Page 3            Mar. 2, 1921

The Cantrall Ladies Aid met at an all day meeting at the parsonage. Eleven members were present. Mrs. Grubb’s quilt was finished. In the afternoon, the business meeting was called to order by the President. After singing, the Scripture lesson was read by Mrs. Powers and the Lords Prayer was repeated in concert. The roll was then called and the minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Dues were collected to the amount of $2.30 and Mrs. Grubb paid $2.75 for the quilting of her quilt, making a total of $5.05 taken into the treasury. Plans were made for the sale to be held at Bert Glassock’s Mar. 15th. Mrs. Mellinger invited all the Ladies Aid to an all day meeting at her home Mar. 10 to finish a quilt she had been working on for some time. The meeting adjourned to meet next regular meeting day.

Signed, Clara Grant, Sec.

(Note-This Mrs. Stackhouse’s last meeting with the Ladies Aid)

Apr. 5, 1921
The Cantrall Ladies Aid met at an all day meeting in the church basement. It being election day, lunch was served. $26.20 were cleared from the lunch. Eighteen members were present. The time was spent in quilting and serving food. In the afternoon, the business meeting was called to order by the President. The Scripture lesson was ready by Mrs. Chandler and the Lords Prayer was repeated in concert. The roll was call and minutes of the prev-

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ious meeting read and approved. Dues were collected, amounting to $2.40. The treasurer gave a partial report of the finances of the Society, stating that $39.75 had been paid Mr. Stackhouse, making up the deficit at the close of his ministry in Cantrall. $25.00 was also paid Mr. Owen, the visiting minister. The meeting was then adjourned.
Signed, Clara Grant, Sec.

Page 4            May 5, 1921

The Cantrall Ladies Aid met at an all day meeting at the church. As usual, the time was spent in quilting. In the afternoon, fourteen members were present for the business meeting. After the meeting had been called to order by the President, and after a song had been sung by all, the Scripture lesson was read by Mrs. Powers, who also offered prayer. The roll was then called and minutes of the previous meeting read and approved. Dues were collected to the amount of $1.20. A letter from Mr. Owens was read and the matter of hiring him was discussed, but nothing definite was decided upon. The meeting then adjourned to meet next regular meeting day. Signed, Clara Grant, Sec.

June 1921

There was no business meeting in June, but the meetings were held as usual at the church and the quilts quilted. On June 11, an ice cream supper was held in the church basement, from which $24.66 was realized. On July 2, a supper was held on the Mellinger lawn and $34.00 were cleared.
Signed, Clara Grant, Sec.


July 1921

The Society met and quilted on the regular meeting day. On account of threatening storm, the crowd dispersed before time for the business session.


Ethel Keeffner, Sec.


Page 5             Aug. 3, 1921

There was an all day meeting, and time was spent in quilting. At business session in afternoon, the Vice President, Mrs. Dunlap presided. Nine members responded to roll call. The treasurer gave a report. It was decided to paper two rooms of the parsonage. Meeting adjourned to meet again in two weeks.

Ethel Keeffner, Sec.


Sept. 7, 1921

All day meeting at the church. Time spent in quilting. The afternoon business session was called to order by the Vice-President, Mrs. Dunlap. Eleven members present. Mrs. Allen Cline extended an invitation to all the members, requesting them to meet at her house on September 21, for an all day social meeting. Proceeds from the ice cream supper were $8.00. $3.75 received for Mrs. Huffman’s quilt, also $2.50 for Mrs. Grubbs’ quilt. Meeting adjourned to meet the first Wednesday in October. (Oct. 5)


Ethel Keeffner, Sec.


Oct. 5, 1921

There was an all day meeting in the church basement, time spent in quilting. No business session. Meeting adjourned to be called again in two weeks.
Ethel Keeffner, Sec.


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Nov. 2, 1921

Ladies Aid Society met in basement of church. Day was spent in quilting. Mrs. May Brittin invited the society to meet at her home on November 16th, which they did. Quite a number of the membership were present and an appreciable amount of work was accomplished. Mrs. E. U. Zellars invited the society to meet with her on Nov. 30. All enjoyed a good time and much work was accomplished. Business meeting was called to be at the home of Mrs. Etta Powers on Dec. 7. There will also be an all day quilting at the home of Mrs. Edmund Zellars Dec. 21.
Signed, Ethel Keeffner, Sec.


Dec. 7, 1921

Ladies Aid Society of Cantrall Christian Church met with Mrs. Etta Powers, for the purpose of electing officers for the year 1922. Mrs. Millie Van Meter, President, called the meeting to order with an opening son on the victrola, followed with Scripture reading by Miss Jennie Longerbon. Ten members responded to roll call. After reading of minutes from November meeting and report of Treasurer, election of officers ensued. Mrs. Luie Cline is the new president. Vice-pres., Mrs. Pearl England, Treas., Mrs. Anna Mellinger, Secretaries, Ethel Keefner and Maude White. The oyster supper and bazar was planned for Dec. 17. Meeting Adjourned.
Ethel Keefner, Sec.


Page 7            Jan. 18, 1922
Ladies Aid Society of the Cantrall Christian Church met with Clara Dunlap. Three quilts were worked upon. Mrs. Emma Zellars became a member. The new President, Mrs. Luie Cline, presided at business meeting. There were 14 members and 5 visitors present. The sum of $6.65 was turned in for dues. The Aid Society is to serve lunch at the sale of Mr. Gadis on Feb. 15. After a very enjoyable time, society adjourned to meet with Mrs. Dunlap again on Jan. 26.
Signed Ethel Keefner


Feb. 1922

February meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Edwin Zellars. On account of stormy weather, only a few members were able to attend. The day was spent in quilting. All enjoyed the good dinner. Meeting adjourned.
Ethel Keefner, Sec.


Mar. 14th

Aid society met at the home of Mrs. Anna Mellinger. 14 members and eleven visitors were present. A delicious cafteria lunch was served at noon. The day was spent quilting. Three quilts were worked upon-one being finished. After a pleasant day, society adjourned to meet again Apr. 4 at the church. Election lunch to be served.
Ethel Keefner, Sec.


Mar. 1st Aid Society met with Lucy Vandergrift on account of inclement weather, only seven members were able to attend. A record was made by the society for quilting one quilt entirely during the day. Some work was also done on another quilt. A delightful repast was served at noon and a good time was reported by all present. Meeting adjourned to be called together again Mar. 14 with Anna Mellinger.
Ethel Keefner, Sec.


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Page 8           Apr. 4, 1922
Aid Society met at the church for the purpose of serving the election lunch and quilting. A good attendance was noted. Mrs. Jones became a member. The sum of $2.70 was paid for dues and $2.25 for quilts. It was decided to meet again the following Tuesday at the church and to serve lunch for the primaries.
Signed, Ethel Keefner, Sec.


May 3, 1922

Meeting was held at the church, and time spent in quilting.

Page 9           July 5, 1922
All day meeting at the home of Maude White. A good attendance was present. Quite a lot of quilting was accomplished. A good dinner was enjoyed by all. The sum of $3.00 was paid in dues, and for quilts $3.25.
Ethel Keefner, Sec.


Oct. 4, 1922

Meeting at the church all day. Mrs. Stackhouse was present. Day was spent quilting.
Ethel Keefner, Sec.


Page 10            Dec. 6, 1922

The Ladies Aid Society of the Cantrall Christian Church held their regular monthly business meeting at the home of Mrs. Anna Wilcoxen. The gathering was an all day affair and in the afternoon, the members were called together by the President for the business session. After all singing “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” and repeating the Lord’s Prayer in unison, the roll was called to which twelve members responded. This was followed by the Treasurer’s annual report. Mesdames Janie Lloyd and Boone Wilcoxon accepted the invitation to become members of the society. The annual election of officers then took place and those chosen are as follows: President, Mrs. Luie Cline; Vice-president, Mrs. Anna Wilcoxon; Secretary, Jennie Longerbon, and Treasurer, Mrs. Anna Mellinger. $3.50 was received in money for dues and Mrs. Luie Cline was given credit for $.60 which she had expended for a sale lunch. The society adjourned after singing “God Be With You Till We Meet Again” to meet the first Wednesday in January at the home of Mrs. Eugene Zellars.
Jennie M. Longerbon, Sec.


No business meeting was held at the Jan. 1923 meeting which (blank)

Feb. 7, 1923

The Ladies Aid Society of the Cantrall Christian Church held their regular monthly business meeting at the home of Mrs. Eugene Zellars. The society held an all day gathering, dinner being served at noon and in the afternoon, affairs of importance were considered at the business session which was opened by the reading of the first eight verses of the 13th chapter of Matthew by Mrs. Margie Canterbury. Sixteen members and seventeen visitors were present. Five dollars and fifty cents were received in dues from members; a donation of one dollar and eleven cents was received from Mr. Miller and Mr. J. W. Welker; and two dollars and twenty five cents were

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received from Mrs. Margie Canterbury for quilting. Plans were made at the meeting for the two sale dinners which the Society were to serve later in Feb.-one at Haycraft’s and the other at Joe Smith’s. The repairs to be made on the church were also discussed. The Society adjourned to meet the first Wed. of Mar. at the home of Mrs. Anna Mellinger.

Jennie M. Longerbon, Sec.
(The place of Mar. meeting was later changed to the church. J.M.L.)
Page 11            Mar. 7, 1923
The regular meeting business meeting of the Ladies Aid Society of the Christian Church was held at the church. The session opened with the song “Somebody did a Golden Deed” which was followed by the Scripture lesson, the First Psalm, read by the President, Mrs. Luie Cline. Eleven members responded to roll call. The minutes of the previous meeting were read. The treasurer said that there was a balance on hand of $551.33. The following dues were received: Mrs. Luie Cline, fifty cents; Mrs. Sarah Lloyd, $2.70; Mrs. Janie Lloyd, $1.20. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned to met again in two weeks at the church.
Jennie M. Longerbon, Sec.

Apr. 3, 1923
The regular monthly business meeting of the Ladies Aid Society of the Christian Church was held at the church a day earlier than the regular date, so that dinner could be served to the public on Spring Election Day. $13.50 were realized from the dinner. The business meeting was held in the afternoon and was called to order by the President. Eleven members responded to roll call. The minutes of the previous meeting were read. The Sixty-seventh Psalm was read for the Scripture lesson and all joined in repeating the Lord’s Prayer after singing “We Shall See The King Some Day.” The following dues were received: Lucy Vandagrift, $1.00; Clara Grubb, $1.00; Anna Wilcoxon, $1.20.
Jennie M. Longerbon, Sec.

Page 12            May 2, 1923
The regular monthly business meeting of the Ladies Aid Society of the Christian Church was held at the parsonage. The meeting was called to order by the President and was opened by all repeating the Lord’s Prayer. Eight members responded to roll call. The minutes of the previous meeting were read. $1.50 was received from Mrs. Anna Mellinger for quilting and $2.60 were received from Mrs. Melissa Brittin for dues. Previous to the business meeting, dinner was served by the ladies to the men who had volunteered to give a days work toward the repairs on the church building. Four visitors were present and assisted with the quilting that consumed the remainder of the time that day.
Jennie M. Longerbon, Sec.


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Page 12 Continued             June 6, 1923
The regular monthly business meeting of the Ladies Aid Society of the Christian Church was held at the church. The meeting was called to order by the President and was opened with the song “Somebody Cares.” The 34th Psalm was read as a Scripture lesson and all joined in repeating the Lord’s Prayer. Seven members responded to roll call. The minutes of the previous meeting were read. A few remarks were made by Mrs. Stackhouse, who was a visitor. No money was received at this meeting. The business session closed with the song, “Blest Be The Tie That Binds.”
Jennie M. Longerbon, Sec.

No business meeting in July.

M. L. Sec.

Aug. 1, 1923
The regular monthly business meeting of the Christian Ladies Aid Society was held at the church. The meeting was called to order by the President. Seven members responded to roll call. It was decided not to hold any more meetings during the month of Aug. Mrs. Mellinger invited the Society to meet with her, the first Wednesday of Sept. The meeting adjourned so that the ladies could quilt.
Jennie M. Longerbon, Sec.
Page 13            Sept. 5, 1923
The regular monthly business meeting of the Christian Ladies Aid Society was held in the afternoon, following a morning spent in quilting and a delicious repast at the noon hour. The meeting was opened by all singing “What A Friend We Have In Jesus,” which was followed by the Lord’s Prayer in unison. The 13th Chapter of Romans was read by the President. Mrs. Cordelia Conant became a member of the Society. The following dues were received: Mrs. D. Kincaid, $1.30; Mrs. A. Mellinger, .50, Mrs. E. Keefner, $.30; Mrs. M. Canterbury, $.75.
Jennie M. Longerbon, Sec.

Oct. 3, 1923
The regular monthly business meeting of the Christian Ladies Aid Society was held at the church. The meeting was an all day affair, with the business session in the afternoon. “The Touch Of His Hand On Mine” was the opening song. The one hundred twenty second Psalm was read as a Scripture lesson. The Lord’s Prayer was repeated in unison. Ten members responded to roll call and the minutes of the previous meeting were read. One dollar in dues was received from Mrs. Pearl England.
Jennie M. Longerbon, Sec.

Nov. 7, 1923
The regular monthly business meeting of the Christian Ladies Aid Society was held at the church. The Society of the Athens Church were guests.

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Page 13 Continued

Fourteen people from Athens were in attendance. Fourteen members of the Cantrall Society were present, besides eight others who are affiliated with the local church. Chicken dinner was served at noon. The following short program was presented in the afternoon: “America,” Scripture lesson, 13th Chapter of I Cor., Jennie Longerbon; Lord’s Prayer, unison; song, “Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus”; Roll call; Minutes; Solos, “Little Mother of Mine” and “My Daddy’s Been A Mother To Me”, Mrs. Lane; song, “God Be With You Till We Meet Again”; benediction, Mrs. Morgan.
Jennie M. Longerbon, Sec.

Page 14            Mar. 5, 1924

The regular monthly meeting was held at the church. Dinner was served at noon. Nine members and two visitors were present. In the afternoon, the business meeting was held which was opened by all singing “America,” after which the 67th Psalm was read by the President. The members joined in repeating the Lord’s Prayer. The following dues were received: Mrs. Pearl England, $.30; Mrs. Lucy Vandagrift, $1.00; Mrs. Clara Dunlap, $1.50; Mrs. Anna Mellinger $.50 + $.20; Mrs. Luie Cline, $1.00; and Mrs. Anna Wilcoxon, $1.20. It was voted to purchase the ten or twelve chairs of W. F. Cantrall and Mesdames Hurt and Luie Cline were designated to inquire the lowest price that Allen Mott would make on five dozen folding chairs. It was decided to hold the annual dinner on election day.
Jennie M. Longerbon, Sec.

S. A motion was made and seconded, and carried, the officers which were chosen for 1923, serve during 1924.
Jennie M. Longerbon, Sec.


May 15, 1924
The regular monthly meeting of the Ladies Aid Society was held at the church. The meeting was opened by singing “Jesus Is Calling,” after which I Cor. 13; 1-10 was read as a Scripture lesson by the President. The chair committee reported that 5 dozen folding chairs had been purchased of Allen Mott at a cost of $105.00. The treasurer reported that $20.00 was cleared at each election dinner held in April. The meeting adjourned to meet again May 31. No dues received.
Jennie M. Longerbon, Sec.


No business meeting from May 1924 until Sept. 1924



Sept. 3, 1924
The regular monthly business meeting of the Ladies’ Aid of the Christian Church was held at the church. The 119th Psalm was read by the President as the Scripture lesson and this was followed by the Lords’ Prayer. Mrs. Bertha Leckrine became a member at this meeting. The following dues were received: Mrs. Leckrone, $1.20; Mrs. Grubb, $1.20; Mrs. Phelan, $1.20; and Mrs. England, $1.00. The meeting adjourned to meet again the first Wednesday of October.
Jennie M. Longerbon, Sec.



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Page 15            Oct. 1, 1924
The regular monthly business meeting of the Ladies Aid Society of the Christian church was held at the Church. The Scripture lesson was the fourth chapter of Mark. All repeated the Lord’s Prayer in unison. $1.70 in dues from Mrs. Keefner was received. The date for the annual chicken supper was set for Oct. 16. The following appointments were made, the rest of the work to be apportioned the day of the supper: Soliciting Com., Mrs. Mellinger, Jennie Longerbon, Lucille Conant, Marie Cline, Mrs. Grant and Mrs. Margie Canterbury; chicken frying, Mrs. Kincaid, Mrs. Mellinger and Marie Cline; potatoes, Mrs. Kincaid; gravy, Mrs. Hurt; decorating, Young Peoples’ and Senior Sunday School Classes and Coffee, Mrs. Mellinger.
Jennie Longerbon, Sec.

Page 16            Jan. 7, 1925
The first meeting of the year of the Cantrall Ladies Aid Society was held at the home of Mrs. Frank Wilcox with the members and two visitors present. A cafeteria lunch was served at noon. In the afternoon the business meeting was called to order by the President and opened by repeating the Lord'’ Prayer in unison. After roll call the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: Pres., Mrs. Louie Cline, Vice-Pres., Mrs. Anna Wilcox, Sec., Mrs. Clara Grant, Treas., Mrs. Anna Mellinger. A motion was made and carried that the Ladies Aid pay two hundred dollars on the minister’s salary. A motion was also made that the ladies of the Aid Society entertain their families at an oyster supper, Wed. Jan. 14. It was unanimously carried and the necessary plans made. The following dues were collected: Mrs. Mary Barr, $1.70; Mrs. Louie Cline, $.60; Mrs. Luie Brown, $2.10; Mrs. Cordelia Conant, $1.70; Mrs. Anna Mellinger, $.80; Mrs. Clara Grant, $2.80. Two new members were added, Mrs. Carrie Welker and Mrs. Inez Cantrall. Mrs. Cantrall paid dues $1.20 for ensuing year. Meeting adjourned to meet the first Wed. in February.
Signed, Clara Grant, Sec.

Feb. 4, 1925

The regular monthly meeting of the Cantrall Aid Society was held in the basement of the church. The ladies quilted and carpeted the front of the church. The men cleaned up the yard and tore down the old barn. In the afternoon, the business meeting was called to order by the President who also read the Scripture lesson. The Lord’s Prayer was repeated in unison. Sixteen members responded to roll call and dues amounting to $9.45 were collected. The meeting adjourned to meet again in two weeks at the church. The men to be in attendance also to finish work on trees.
Signed, Clara Grant, Sec.

Page 17            June 4, 1925
The regular meeting of the Cantrall Aid Society was held in the basement of the Church. Time was spent in quilting. Nine members responded to roll call at the business session. The treasurer gave a report. The following dues were received--$1.20, Mrs. Dunlap; $.50, Mrs. Pearl England; Total, $1.70. Meeting adjourned to met in two weeks.
Signed, Clara Grant, Sec.


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Page 17 continued          Nov. 3, 1925
The regular meeting of the Cantrall Aid Society was held in the basement of the Church. It being election day, a dinner was served. Business meeting was opened by repeating the Lord’s Prayer. Two new members, Mrs. Cora Alexander and Mrs. Edith Fisher, joined the society. The following dues were collected: Mrs. Flora Cline, $3.60; Mrs. Mellinger, $1.20; Mrs. Cora Alexander, $1.20; Mrs. Myrtle Glenn, $2.40. Meeting adjourned to meet in two weeks with Mrs. Maude White at an all day meeting.
Signed, Clara Grant, Sec.

(No date given)
The Cantrall Ladies Aid Society met at Mrs. Maude White’s at an all day meeting. In the afternoon, a business session was held. The meeting was called to order by the President, and opened with a song and Lord’s Prayer. The following officers were elected: Mrs. Cora Alexander, President; Mrs. Maude White, 1st Vice-President; Mrs. Clara Grubb, 2nd Vice-President; Mrs. Clara Dunlap, Secretary; Mrs. Clara Grant, Ass’t Secretary; Mrs. Anna Mellinger, Treasurer; Mrs. Cordelia Conant, Ass’t Treasurer. Pearl England paid $1.50 dues and Maude White $1.00. Meeting adjourned to meet again after Christmas.
Clara Grant, Sec.

Page 18            January 6, 1926
The Ladies Aid Society of the Christian Church met Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1926 at the church for an all day session. The day was spent in quilting. There being so little more to do on the quilt, Mrs. Alexander agreed to take it home with her and finish it. The business meeting was held in the afternoon. Opened by the President, Mrs. Alexander, reading the 13th chapter of Hebrews, 1-22 verses, followed by the Lord’s Prayer repeated by all. It being the first meeting in the year, the President appointed the following committees:
	Visiting-   Mrs. Grant				Ways and Means-Mrs. Mellinger
		    Mrs. England				        Mrs. Conant
		    Mrs. Cline					        Mrs. Fisher
		    Mrs. Grubb
	       	   Mrs. Zellars
		Sewing-Mrs. Dunlap			      	 Social-Mrs. White
		    Mrs. Kincaid				        Mrs. Keefner
		    Mrs. Carl Hill				        Mrs. Vandagrift
Mrs. Cline and Mrs. Alexander agreed to get prices of material to finish the basement. Motion was made by Mrs. Cline, seconded by Mrs. White that the executive committee for by-laws for our Aid. Report of the treasurer was made, giving a balance of $222.95 after all bills were paid. Moved by Mrs. Conant, seconded by Mrs. Cline, that all bills be allowed according to the Treasurer’s report. One member was added to our roll, being Mrs. Sarah Mallory. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned to meet in two weeks at the Church.
Mrs. Conant, Secretary Protem


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Page 18 Continued            January 20, 1926
Minutes Wednesday January 20, 1926
Motion was made and seconded that the President of this Aid orders material for ceiling and walls of the church basement, same consisting of wallboard and stripping. Mrs. Houston and Miss Maggie Strode were accepted as new members. Mrs. Clara Grubb paid $9.60 for the quilting of two quilts. She also paid $2.40 dues for herself and her daughter, Mrs. Phalen. Miss Maggie Strode paid one month dues, $.10. The Missionary Society returned $15.00 of the $25.00 that they had borrowed from the Ladies Aid.
Mrs. Houston, Secretary Pro Tem
Page 19            (No date given)
The Ladies Aid of the Cantrall Christian Church met Jan. 28, at the home of Mrs. Zellars. It was not the regular meeting date, but an all day meeting called for the express purpose of quilting. The husbands’ were also present and all partook of a delicious lunch at noon. No business was transacted nor dues collected. It was decided to put the wall board on the basement the following Wed. Feb. 3-regular meeting day.
Clara Grant, Ass’t Sec.

(No date given)
The Ladies Aid of the Cantrall Christian Church met Wednesday Feb. 3 at the Church all day. The ladies quilted and the men did carpenter work. Eight members and one visitor were present. The business was called to order by the President, Mrs. Alexander. Hymn-Onward Christian Soldier sung by all. The 13th Chapter of Corinthians was read by Mrs. Conant and the Lord’s Prayer repeated in unison. The roll was called and the following dues collected: Mrs. Cordelia Conant $.10; Mrs. Clara Grant $.70; Mrs. Dell Kincaid $1.00; Mrs. Anna Mellinger $.70; Mrs. Sarah Mallory $1.20-Total $3.70. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. The Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Mrs. Mellinger reported three sales during the month of Feb. The sewing committee reported a quilt ready for sale. This quilt was pieced by the Pres. Mrs. Alexander and a vote of thanks was given her in appreciation of her work. The treasurer gave a report as follows on all business since previous report: Paid out $5.00 for flowers, $20.00 to Mr. Easterly, $69.45 for wall board, $6.15 for coal and $1.64 for merchandise, making a total of $102.24, leaving a balance of $152.31 in the treasury. Moved and seconded that all bills be allowed according to treasurer’s report. It was moved and seconded that Mrs. Alexander’s bill of $2.50 be allowed. Bill was then paid. The by-laws were read and motion made and seconded that they be adopted. Mrs. Keefner reported for the Social Committee and Mrs. Conant was appointed to take Mrs. White’s place temporarily.

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Page 19 continued The closing hymn “Blest Be The Tie” was then sung and the meeting was adjourned.
Clara Grant, Ass’t Sec.

Page 20            (No date given)
The Cantrall Ladies Aid met Feb. 9 at the Church basement. The men nailed on wall board and the ladies quilted. Dinner was served at noon. No business was transacted, but Mrs. Welker’s dues of $1.20 were reported. Meeting again on Thursday for more work in basement and on quilt.
Clara Grant, Ass’t Sec.

The Cantrall Ladies’ Aid Society met Thur. 11 at the Church basement. The men worked on basement and the ladies quilted. Dinner was served at noon. The old stove in the basement was sold. It was decided to purchase a new one. No business meeting held. It was decided to meet the following Tue. To continue work.
Clara Grant, Ass’t Sec.

Page 21            (No date given)
The Cantrall Ladies Aid met Tuesday Feb. 16 to work on basement and quilt. Mrs. Anna Wilcoxin paid $1.20 dues.
Clara Grant, Ass’t Sec.

The Cantrall Ladies Aid met Fri. Feb. 26 to work on basement. No quilting was done, but Church was swept and dusted. Men worked till their stock of material was exhausted and had to wait till more was ordered. Regular meeting day Mar. 3 to be next meeting.
Clara Grant (Ass’t Sec.)

Mar. 17, 1926
Meeting opened by the President. Song “Bringing in the Sheaves,” Lord’s Prayer repeated in unison. Scripture was read by Mrs. Pearl England. Roll Call. Mrs. Mellinger paid dues $.30 and Mrs. Louie Cline $2.50. Minutes read and approved. Treasurer’s report given. Decided to have a meeting of the men to see about removing church property from taxable list. Motion carried to pay Mr. Easterly’s salary up to date. Closing hymn.
Mrs. Keefner, Sec. Pro Tem

Page 22            June 2, 1926
Cantrall Ladies Aid met at church basement. Meeting called to order by President. Scripture lesson read by Clara Grant. Roll was called and

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minutes read and approved. Page 22 continued

A financial report given. Mrs. Conant paid $1.00 and Mrs. Margie Canterbury paid $2.00 in dues. Meeting adjourned and members quilted.

Clara Grant, Sec.

July 1926
Cantrall Ladies Aid met at the church basement and kalsomined the basement. The business session was called to order by the President. The Scripture lesson was ready by Mrs. Cline and the Lord’s Prayer repeated by all. The roll was called and minutes read and approved. A financial report was given by treasurer. Ethel Kinkaid’s quilt was reported finished and $5.00 rec’d for same. (Table cloths reported made at previous meeting.) Net proceeds of supper $31.50. Bills paid-Mrs. Longerbon $.65-for abalastine $6.75-Mrs. Mellinger (stove) $5.00-varnish $3.20-chairs reported bought and received, $80.00. A chicken fry being planned to pay for chairs. Plans were discussed and Mrs. Cline was to have bills made by next meeting. Mrs. Conant paid dues $.50, Mrs. Wilcoxen paid dues $.60. Meeting adjourned.
Clara Grant, Sec.




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