Merrick County website
Central City Friends Meeting
Centennial Celebration, 1899-1999
and Lillian (Watkins) Mott. 1899-1900.
Herbert J. Mott was born at Glenna Falls, New York, on May
31, 1863. He was the first child of Irvin and Martha DeVoll
Mott. With his parents, he moved, at an early age, to
Virginia. In 1875, the family homesteaded near Red Cloud,
Nebraska. He was later educated at Fort Edward Collegiate
Institute in New York State.
was started in 1898, by this association, with Herbert
Mott as editor and publisher. Membership in the association
was on a voluntary basis.
Samuel Haworth. 1900-1902.
After having decided early in life that he wanted to be a minister, he served several churches in the State of Iowa.
On June 12, 1912, Ora Carrell was united in marriage to his college classmate, Golda O. Ruan, in the Penn College chapel. After three years in Oskaloosa, they entered Hatford, Connecticut Theological seminary and both graduated in 1915. They returned to Oskaloosa where Mr. Carrell served as field
secretary for the Iowa Yearly Meeting of friends. He also
was one of the Quakers who helped raise funds to build Penn
Hall on the William Penn college campus. This huge building
is still in use.
(No picture) Homer and Mabel Cary Coppock. 1921-1922. They were both graduates of Earlham College and all five of their children graduated there as well. Homer Coppock is emeritus professor of social science of Chicago Teacher's College. The picture is of their 50th wedding anniversary celebrated June 24, 1957.
Raymond Holding family. 1922-1925. Helen,
Ruth, Loren, Raymond, Robert, Philip, and Minnie.
along" and Helen had to walk to school -- a vivid memory.
On the other hand, he undertook some major improvements to
the meeting house, including excavating the basement to make
room for a kitchen and expanded Sunday School.
Dan Neifert & Mildred Neifert.
1936-1938. Dan and Mildred were part of the
Nebraska Central Academy class of 1923. They were pastors at
Kemma and Central City and spent quite a few years working
on the Indian Reservations. Dan is now living with his
granddaughter in Grand Junction, Colorado. He and sojourning
member, Lenore Haines, who is now living with her
granddaughter, also, feel fortunate to be part of a Quaker
worship group there.
Reece family. Front row: Esther, Glen, Velma,
Norval. Back row: LeRoy, Jerald, and Lavona.
a rancher. I loved the soil, the stock, and my string of
'cow ponies'. To me, it was a special thrill to select a
horse from the range, break it to ride, and train it for its
role in roping, branding and cutting. Cutting was picking
one particular cow from the herd and separating it from the
others. If you had trained a horse well, all you had to do
was indicate the animal, turn your horse loose and try to
stay in the saddle. The horse would do the rest.