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CLEGHORN MINISTER BECOMES MILITARY CHAPLAIN - Rev. C. H. Thaden, pastor of Presbyterian churches at Cleghorn and Meriden, received orders in March of 1944 to report on the 21st of that month to Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.  He was assigned there for a period for five or six weeks training, prior to entering the Chaplains Corps as a First Lieutenant.

He was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in 1939.  His first pastorate was at Campbell, NE.  After about two and a half years there, the came to Cleghorn and served the Cleghorn and Mount Pleasant parish, beginning his duties Aug 1, 1941.  During this tenure at Cleghorn, he also occupied the pulpit of the church at Meriden.

His family consisted of his wife and two children, a son and a daughter.

 Source: Cherokee County Historical Society Newsletter, Vol 15, Num 2, Feb 1980, Sec VI, Pg 9

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