Then .. and now
Submitted by Mary Zeiler, June 2009
LOWRY CITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Lowry City, Mo.
Condensed history from Lowry City Centennial Book 1871-1971:
A Christian Church was organized in this “Pride of the Prairie” village in
1909. The site for this
church, located at 2nd and Dixon Streets, was
purchased from the Lackawanna Coal and Iron Company, a corporation, by the
trustees, in 1909.
Trustees were: John J. Stauffer, Francis M. Miller and William D.
In the fall and winter of the same year, the church was built. A frame
veneered with brick
was the structure. $500 was borrowed from the American
Christian Missionary Society to begin
work on the church. The cost of this
church when completed was $1500. to $2000.
The church was organized by Bro. John I. Orrison and Bro. John H. Jones. It
was dedicated in
June 1910 with 35 or 40 members present.
Among the charter members were: John J. Stauffer and family, Alcesta Penn,
Francis M. Miller and family, Mrs. Blanche Barnett, Mrs. Ann Cox, Mrs. Lucy
Oda Shumaker and family.
In 1912 there were 68 members.
Submitted by: Mary Zeiler