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Mahoning M.E. Seventh Ward Church


MAHONING M. E. SEVENTH WARD CHURCH. This church was organized in 1867, the first pastor being J. H. Bennett, who served two years. Succeeding pastors have been as follows: D. A. Cowell, two years; B. F. Johnson, one year; J. H. Crawford, three years; Richard Baer, John Crum, W. S. Shepherd, John Eckels, two years; J. K. Mendenhall, two years; J. C. Rhodes, five years; J. M. Foster, two years; F. R. Peters, five years; C. W. Foulke, three years; J. F. Black, four years; T. W. Douglas, two years; J. B. Espy, one-half year (died suddenly while serving the church, April 23, 1907); R. N. Merrill, one and one-half years.

The present membership of the church is 375; membership of Sabbath-school, 250. Trustees, J. Y. Sheehy, S. A. Barnes, F. Patterson, F. F. Smith, Charles Artman, Joseph Clark, Joseph Gilmore; stewards, Roy Miller, Mrs. John Waddell, Mrs. F. F. Smith, Mrs. Sadie Smith, E. H. Grace, John Louer, I. R. Zahniser, Mrs. C. H. Thompson, J. H. Kelly; superintendent of Sunday-school, I. R. Zahniser. The building now in use was erected in 1894.

Twentieth Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County, 1908, page 217



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