AUXILIARY CHOIR

Glenn W. Alban Zach Madison
Paul H. Bahnsen Owen Mosier
Ralph P. Baker David O. McCall
Arthur Becker Klare McCutcheon
Lloyd A. Chatterton Frederick J. Milan
Leverett Cox Orrin Riggs
Herbert Dickout Percy A. Rudman
L. V. Dittmar Ernest A. Schenk
Lyle Hansen Lewis Scofield
James D. Heidt Verle Shetler
David Hodson Everett C. Smith
William C. Hurlburt Henning Stahl
Arthur Ketelsen Herman Stahl
Leo Ketelsen James Strickell
Henry C. Lainghaim Larry Woods
Samuel B. Marquis Willis Zaiser

Willaim Ziegler

OTHERS WHO HAVE SUNG

Robert J. Arnold Denton Olney
Frank C. Brayton Abe Sallee
William Crockett Charles W. Sibley
Harry A. Gabriel Lyle Utts
Lester R. Hopkins Charles Walde

ORGANISTS

EMMA ANTOINETTA BEUCHNER.
2308 Garfield Street, Clinton, Iowa.
Born Chicago, Illinois, April 2, 1881.
Bookkeeper.
Member Community Church, Clinton, Iowa. Congregational Division.
Baptized but no record given.

BERTHA M. COCKBURN.
675 South Rampart Blvd., Los Angeles, California.
Born Clinton, Wisconsin.
Designer and Ribbon Art Work.
Widow.
Son and daughter.
Not baptized.

MARIANNA YOUNG ELLISON.
3333 West Fourth Street, Los Angeles, California.
Born Bath, New York.
Married Long Beach, California. July 29, 1926.
Member St. John's Episcopal Church, Clinton, Iowa.
Baptized St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Bath, New York, April 12, 1867, by the Rev.
Orin Howard.
Confirmed St. John's Episcopal Church, Clinton, Iowa, April 15, 1881, by the Rt. Rev.
William Stevens Perry, D. D., Bishop of Iowa.

CLAUDE FREDERICK JOENS.
4224 Grant Street, Omaha, Nebraska.
Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 16, 1878.
Broker Candy Boxes and Specialities.
Married Christ Episcopal Church, Joilet, Illinois, September 8, 1906.
One daughter and one son.
Member All Saints Episcopal Church, Omaha, Nebraska.
Baptized in Free Church of St. John, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 17, 1878, by the Rev. William Stevens Perry, D. D., Bishop of Iowa.

BLANCHE LEFFINGWELL LEEDHAM.
2122 Pershing Boulevard, Clinton, Iowa.
Born Lyons, Iowa, April 10, 1872.
Married Lyons, Iowa, November 16, 1892.
Has family.
Member Grace Episcopal Church.
Baptized Grace Episcopal Church, March 3, 1889, by the Rev. R. B. Whipple.
Confirmed Grace Episcopal Church, November 11, 1894, by the Rt. Rev. William Stevens
Perry, D. D., Bishop of Iowa.

ELECTA MARIAN RAND (Deceased).
Born Lyons, Iowa, July 13, 1864.
Member Grace Episcopal Church.
Baptized Grace Episcopal church, October 39, 1864, by the Rev. G. W. Watson.
Confirmed Grace Episcopal Church, April 8, 1877, by the Rt. Rev. William Stevens Perry,
D. D., Bishop of Iowa.
Presented with Organ Edition of Hutchin's hymnal by the Vestry.
Presented with Mahogany Tea Tray and Silver Tea Set by former communicant and boys
of the choir.
Died Clinton, Iowa, Decembr 9, 1915.
Buried Honeoye Falls, New York.

GERTRUDE OLGA RODMAN.
650 Elk Street, Freeport, Illinois.
Born Lyons, Iowa, June 1, 1884.
Student Director of Musical Comedies.
Member Grace Episcopal Church.
Baptized Grace Episcopal Church, November 1, 1896, by the Rev. C. W. Tyler.
Confirmed Grace Episcopal Church, December 29, 1901, by the Rt. Rev. T. N. Morrison,
D. D., Bishop of Iowa.

NELLY LYAL TULLER.
746 Fourth Avenue, Laurel, Mississippi.
Born Lyons, Iowa,
Teaching Music.
Married Lyons, Iowa, August 25. 1881.
Widow.
Member St. John's Episcopal Church, Laurel Mississippi.
No record of baptism given.
Confirmed Grace Episcopal Church, May 3, 1893, by the Rt. Rev. William Stevens
Perry, D. D., Bishop of Iowa.

ELIZABETH JANE WYATT (Deceased).
Born Lyons, Iowa, October 17, 1871.
Member Congregational Church.
Baptized Congregational Church, Lyons, Iowa, March 3, 1889, by the Rev. E. S. Carr.
Died Clinton, Iowa, March 24, 1917.
Buried Oakland Cemetery, Clinton, Iowa.

FIRST ACOLYTES

GORDON WILLIAM HEUPEL.
220 Twenty-Second Avenue North, Clinton, Iowa.
Born Oxford Junction, Iowa, April 3, 1884.
Sheet Metal Work Construction.
Married Peoria, Illinois, April 21, 1903.
One son—one daughter.
Member Grace Episcopal Church
Baptized Grace Episcopal Church, February 3, 1889, by the Rev, R. B. Whipple.
Confirmed Grace Episcopal Church, December 29, 1901, by the Rt. Rev. T. N. Morrison,
D. D., Bishop of Iowa.
Acolyte.

CHARLES BALDWIN MARQUIS.
2216 North Second Street, Clinton, Iowa.
Born Lyons, Iowa, August 14, 1872.
Hardware Jobber.
Married Clinton, Iowa, October 11, 1898.
Two sons and two daughters.
Member Grace Episcopal Church.
Baptized Grace Episcopal Church, March 25, 1883, by the Rev W. T. Currie.
Confirmed Grace Episcopal Church, March 6, 1889, by the Rt. Rev. William Stevens
Perry, D. D., Bishop of Iowa.
Acolyte.

GUY FREDERICK MARQUIS.
2222 North Second Street, Clinton, Iowa.
Born Lyons, Iowa, March 16, 1875.
Married Clinton, Iowa, September 9, 1902.
Two sons and two daughters.
Member Grace Episcopal Church.
Baptized Grace Episcopal Church, March 25, 1883, by the Rev. W. T. Currie.
Acolyte.

ALANSON INSLEE ROOT.
2424 Nottingham Road, Hollywood, California.
Born Lyons, Iowa, February 7, 1874.
Retired.
Married Omaha, Nebraska, June 6, 1906.
Two sons.
Member Congregational Church.
Baptized Congregational Church, Lyons, Iowa, March 12, 1876, by the Rev. Sidney
Crawford.
Acolyte.

LEONARD ROBBINS WELLES.
No, 8, St. Helen's Court, Portlan, Oregon.
Born Clinton, Iowa, November 30, 1882.
Lumber Manufacturing.
Married St. Paul, Minnesota, May 10, 1905.
Three children.
Member Trinity Episcopal Church, Portland, Oregon.
Baptized St. John's Episcopal Church, Clinton, Iowa, March 24, 1883, by the Rev. James
Trimble.
Confirmed Grace Episcopal Church, March 12, 1894, by the Rt. Rev. Charles R, Hale,
D. D., Bishop of Cairo, Diocese of Springfield, Illinois.
Acolyte.

CHOIR MOTHERS

ELLA HATTIE SWARTWOOD ANGELL.
2211 Borth Fifth Street, Clinton, Iowa.
Born Lyons, Iowa, March 18, 1881.
Housewife.
Married Clinton, Iowa, June 29, 1898.
Has family.
Member Grace Episcopal Church.
Baptized Methodist Church, Lyons, Iowa, No data given.
Confirmed Grace Episcopal Church, March 11, 1917, by the Rt. Rev. T. N. Morrison, D.
D. Bishop of Iowa.

SARAH BUELL GODE.
2119 Garfield Street, Clinton, Iowa.
Born Lyons, Iowa, August 28, 1876.
Housewife.
Married Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 6, 1898.
One daughter and two sons.
Member Grace Episcopal Church.
Baptized Grace Episcopal Church, May 12,1889, by the rev. r. B. Whipple.
Confirmed Grace Episcopal Church, June 21, 1891, by thr Rt. Rev. Alexander Burgess, D
D., Bishop of Quincy, Illinois.

LOUISE D. HENNINGSEN-POLLOCK
---(Deceased).
Born Jackson County, Iowa, March 8, 1855.
Married Los Angeles, California, April 13, 1914.
Member St. John's Episcopal Church, Dubuque, Iowa.
Baptized Grace Episcopal Church, April 21, 1893, by the Rev. C. H. Weaver.
Confirmed Grace Episcopal Church, May 3, 1893, by the Rt. Rev. William Stevens
Perry, D. D., Bishop of Iowa.
Died Dubuque, Iowa, December 27, 1928.
Funeral from Grace Episcopal Church.
Buried Oakland Cemetery, Clinton, Iowa.

HANNAH JANE RAND (Deceased).
Member Grace Episcopal Church.
Baptized Grace Episcopal Church, April 7, 1861, by the Rev, G. W. Watson.
Confirmed Grace Episcopal Church, April 9, 1861, by the Rt. Rev. Henry Washington
Lee, D. D., bishop of Iowa.
Died clinton, Iowa, December 22, 1922.
Buried Honeoye Falls, New York.

THE CLERGY

THE REV, HERBERT LANSDOWNE GAMBLE.
Address unknown.
Rector May, 1889 to August, 1890.

THE REV. GEORGE TAYLOR GRIFFITH.
---(Deceased).
Born Hickman County, Tennessee, August 6, 1851.
Married Old Owensville, Robertson County, Texas, August 4, 1875.
Five sons and one daughter.
Membr Prostetant Episcopal Church.
Baptism record not given.
Confirmation record not given.
Rector May 1, 1901-December 24, 1910.
Delegate to General Convention at Richmond, Virginia, from Diocese of Iowa.
Died Grenada, Mississippi, February 6, 1916.
Buried Bedford City, Virginia.

THE REV. WILBUR SCRANTON LEETE.
Lockport, Illinois.
Priest-in-Charge June, 1911—April 12, 1914.
Questionnaire mailed to Mr. Lette but not returned.

THE REV. WILLIAM ERNEST STOCKLEY.
1007 First Avenue South, Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Born Leamington-Spa, Warwickshire, England, March 7, 1873.
Rector St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Married Washington, Iowa, September 8. 1896.
One son and one daughter.
Member St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Baptized St. Mary's Church, Leamington-Spa, England, certificate mislaid.
Confirmed St. Paul's Church, Leamington-Spa, England, May 1886, by the Lord Bishop
Of Worcester.
Rector Grace Episcopal Church, Clinton, Iowa, October 1, 1914—July 1, 1925.
Secretary of the Diocese of Iowa. Member Standing Committee, Diocese of Iowa.
Delegate to General Convention, Portland, Oregon, and Washington, D. C.

THE REV. CHARLES WHITCOMBE TYLER.
-----(Deceased).
Born in England in 1864.
Married January 3, 1894.
Had family.
Member Protestant Episcopal Church.
Baptism record not given.
Confirmation record not given.
Rector Grace Episcopal Church, Clinton, Iowa, April 1. 1894—February 1, 1901.
Died Haverhill, Massachusetts, August 30, 1924.
Buried Haverhill, Massachusetts.

THE REV. CLINTON H. WEAVER.
-----(Deceased).
Born June 22, 1861.
Clergyman and Physician.
Married.
Has family.
Member Protestant Episcopal Church.
No record of baptism. No record of confirmation.
Rector Grace Episcopal Church, Clinton, Iowa, September 1, 1892—March 24, 1894.

Died Toccoa, Georgia, March 24, 1915.
Buried Manchester, Connecticut.

THE REV. REUBEN BANCROFT WHIPPLE.
Easton, Maryland.
Born Utica, New York, August 29, 1855.
Non-parochial clergyman Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Married Platteville, Wisconsin, 1889.
Three children.
Member Protestant Episcopal Church.
No record of baptism given.
Confirmed St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Ann Arbor, Michigan, April 16, 1878, by the
Rev. G. D. Gillespie, D. D., Bishop of Western Michigan.
Deacon and Minister-in-Charge of Grace Episcopal Church, Clinton, Iowa, November,
1888-May, 1889.

THE REV. FREDERIC GEORGE WILLIAM.
2100 North Second Street, Clinton, Iowa.
Born Detroit, Michigan, July 12, 1892.
Clergyman-Rector Grace Episcopal Church, Clinton, Iowa.
Widower.
One daughter,
Member Grace Episcopal Church, Clinton, Iowa.
Baptized St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Detroit, Michigan July 16, 1892, by the Rev. C. L.
Arnold.
Confirmed Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, Racine, Wisconsin, May 13, 1906, by the
Rt. Rev. William Walter Webb, D. D., Bishop of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Rector Grace Episcopal Church, Clinton, Iowa.

NOTE—On April 30, 1895, Clinton and Lyons voted to consolidate and the consolidation
went into effect on May 4, 1895. Therefore, all events recorded in this History as taking
place prior to May 4, 1895, are given as taking place in Lyons, Iowa; since that dates as in
Clinton, Iowa.
With few exceptions all have reported baptismal records. Those so reporting have
been recorded as belonging to the Church in which they were baptized unless the have
affiliated with some other Church since.
*Active member Brotherhood of St. Andrew.

PARISH OF GRACE CHURCH
Clinton, Iowa
Fortieth Anniversary Celebration of the Vested Choir
1889-1929

CHOIR COMMITTEE PARISH VESTRY

A. L. Holmes, Chairman. F. G. Williams, Rector.
Edward H. Horst, Secretary. A. O. Cole, S. W.
John A. Anderson. S. C. Rand, J. W.
Robert C. Bell. E. F. Mayer, Clerk.
Jack L. Cole. E. H. Horst, Treas.
Marion L. Gundelfinger. Emory J. Cole.
William H. Hundley. Henry P. Hagge.
D. Albin Larson. August C. Heldt.
Earl F. Mayer. A. L. Holmes.
Marcus C. Osburn. Dr. H. L. Leedham.
William Petersen. John W. Miller.
S. Curtiss Rand. Frank I. Morey.
Roy Reusche. E. C. H. Moeszinger.
Arnold E. Rockrohr. Joseph H. Tucking.
J. Arthur Sorensen. William J. White.
Leon G. Wulf.

TO MY FELLOW CHORISTERS Clinton, Iowa, June 1, 1928

Greeting:

Those of you who are familiar with the early history of Grace Church Vested Choir will recall that on the evening of January 7, 1889, some fifteen to twenty young men and boys assembled at the residence of the late Mr. R. N. Rand, then senior warden of the parish, for the purpose of rehearsal under the direction of Mr. W. L. McArthur and Miss Rand. Future developments proved this rehearsal to be the beginning of Grace Church Vested Choir.

On Easter Day the vested male choir sang its first services in Grace Church and Miss Rand's long cherished desire for a boy choir was realized. Miss Rand was always proud of the choir, and justly so, because it not only measured up to her expectations but as it developed with the years it became a strong factor in the parish life and in the community.

While the original choir only numbered twenty-one, over three hundred men and boys have been enrolled as members during the almost forty years of its life. Forty-five of those who have been connected with the choir have entered into rest including five of the original choir.

On two occasions beautifully bound illustrated histories of the choir were complied and copies presented to all who had been identified with the choir up to the dates the books were published. Thus each one who had been a member of the choir up to and including Easter Day, 1909, has or should have a printed record containing a full history of the life and work of the choir from its inception to the date mentioned. Those who became members after that date have no such record.

Miss Rand, who was taken seriously ill on the evening of February 5, 1914, passed away on December 9, 1915, after having served the parish as organist for many years.

On May 1, 1917, the Parish received a gift from Mrs. Hannah J. Rand of $5,000.00, to be a memorial and known as the "Electa Marian Rand Memorial." The income from this fund to be used in maintaining a "BOY CHOIR IN THE PARISH," a parochial work in which Miss Rand had been most deeply interested and closely associated during her life.

On Easter Day, 1923, a large brass tablet, placed in the chancel by two former members of the choir, as a Memorial for those who have been identified with the choir and have entered into rest, was unveiled and blessed by the Rector.

The writer resigned as choirmaster on Easter Day, 1915, and the Rev. W. E. Stokley, Prof. H. W. Hartman and the Rev, Frederic G. Williams have each had charge of the choir at different periods since then. Mr. Elvin L. Horst, who entered the choir as a treble many years ago, has accepted the position of choirmaster. Mrs. Blanche L. Leedham has been the organist since March 1, 1918. Owing to changing conditions and for other reasons there are very few men and boys now enrolled in the choir. The girls and young women who have so faithfully carried on the work are entitled to much credit for they have kept the organization together. However, the desires and wishes of Miss Rand and her mother should have consideration, therefore the writer wants to take this opportunity to call on all former member of the choir to get behind Mr. Horst and support him in the work and help him to develop his plan to meet the wishes of the faithful women, who gave so much of their time, thought and money and made so many sacrifices for the choir they loves so much. I believe it to be our sacred duty to do all we can and I hope this appeal may not be made in vain.

In order that no name may be omitted from the Memorial Cross it is necessary that some one keep in touch with all who have been connected with the choir. The writer has been engaged for some time revising the mailing list of former members and with some degree of success. However, a number of letters have been returned unclaimed.

At the time Miss Rand passed away the writer felt that some recognition should be paid to her memory by those who had been associated with her in the choir work. However, action was deferred owing to unfavorable conditions which prevailed at the time. It is now proposed to publish a third book which is to be dedicated to Miss Rand and a copy will be presented to each one who has been identified with the choir, on or about Easter Day next.

As it is desired to have a personal record on file of those who have identified with the choir a questionnaire has been prepared and a copy is being mailed with this letter.

You are asked to answer all questions as accurately and fully as possible and return the questionnaire promptly. The information asked for is important and will be filed with the choir records and will also be available to those who are going to write the article for the choir history.

The Vestry has appointed a committee to make the necessary arrangement for the proper observance of the fortieth anniversary of the choir which is to be celebrated on or about Easter Day (March31,) 1929. No contribution are to be asked of the former members for any purpose, but it is desired that all, or as many as can possibly do so, will
plan to attend the anniversary functions of which all will be advised later on, Those who cannot come will be asked to send letters.

Sincerely yours,

A. L. HOLMES,

Chairman.

REUNION COMMITTEES

GENERAL

A. L. Holmes, Chairman. E. H. Horst, Secretary.
John A. Anderson E. Stanley Mayer.
Robert C. Bell. Marcus C. Osborn.
Jack L. Cole. William Petersen.
Marion L. Gundelfinger. S. Curtiss Rand.
William H. Hundley Roy Reusche.
D. Albin Larson. Arnold E. Rockrohr.
Earl F. Mayer J. Arthur Sorensen.

COMMITTEES

Earl F. Mayer, Chairman
Robert C. Bell Roy Reusche.

BANQUET

Earl F. Mayer, Chairman
George S. Ashton
Earl D. Ingwersen.
C. A. Buechner.
S. C. Rand.
Jesse L. Covington.
Roy Reusche.
Robley E. Fellows.
Walter Reusche.
Gordon W. Heupel.
Ralph F. Tiesse.

CONFIRMATION

William Petersen, Chairman.
Carl V. Baker. Earl F. Mayer.
Robert C. Bell.
Marcus C. Osborn.
A. L. Holmes.
S. C. Rand.
E. H. Horst.
D. H. Reynolds.

CORPORATE COMMUNION

Roy Reusche, Chairman
Carl V. Baker.
Arthur E. Hopkins.
Lloyd L. Boyce.
Paul B. Lampe.
Jack L. Cole. E.
Stanley Mayer.
Leland G, Gerhardt
William A. Morgan.
Robert G. Gradert.
C. Ernest Osborn.
Marion L. Gundelfinger
Leroy E. Rockrohr.
Leroy C. Hensel.
Leon G. Wulf.
Arthur L. Holmes.
Lambert Ziegler.

ENTERTAINMENT

Robert C. Bell, Chariman
Lloyd L. Boyce
Leonard J. Ketelsen.
Leland J. Gerhardt.
Paul B. Lampe.
W. Buell Gode.
E. Stanley Mayer.
Robert G. Gradert.
Raymond E. Nyberg.
Leroy C Hensel.
Byron R. Pinney.
Elvin L. Horst.
S. C. Rand.
Fred V. Illeman
James F. Tallet.

GROUP PICTURE

W. H. Hundley, Chairman.
W. Buell Gode.
Carl H. Matje.
J. Albert Kofahl.
James F. Tallett.

HISTORY

Byron R. Pinney.
J. Arthur Sorensen.
S. C. Rand.
Rev. W. E. Stockley.

INVITATION

S. C. Rand, Chairman.
A. L. Holmes. E. H. Horst.

PROGRAM

E. H. Horst, Chairman.
Samuel S. Cook.
Earl F. Mayer.
Claude E. Harrison.
Leroy E. Rockrohr.
Hiram R. Kraus.
William H. Sievers.
Harry L. Leedham.
William H, Wascher.
Fred S. Lund.
Kenneth K. Reynolds.

PUBLICITY

J. A. Anderson, Chairman.
Alex T. Cramond.
Earl F. Mayer.
Elmer L. Ehlers.
Alfred K. Meyer.
Harry B. Keeler.
Donald H. Reynolds.
Fred S. Lund.
Kenneth K. Reynolds.

SERVICES.

Robert C. Bell, Chairman.
Carl A. Hensel.
Blanche L. Leedham.
Elvin L. Horst.
Leon G. Wulf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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