Madison County, Iowa

TRURO UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

 

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The new building was dedicated March 12, 1899 with a program of song, prayer and scripture reading led by Rev. J. H. Creger.  He was assisted by Reverends Farley and Storrs and Rev. Follensbee gave the sermon.  A history of the church was given by Isaac Holmes, a deacon at the time.  Frank Roby conducted the singing and a dedicatory offering was taken, even though the building was dedicated free of debt. The value of the property at that time was $2200.To the right is a photo looking from the southeast corner of the church circa 1905.   If you look very closely, you can see the outhouse in the very bottom right hand corner.  Notice that there is no entrance from the east yet and the tress are still small, young and immature. 

Second Truro Christian Church, Built After

the First one was Destroyed By Fire

 

At the turn of the century, the young people attended many church functions beside service:  Sunday School, Christian Endeavor, choir practice, Epworth League, annual Sunday School programs and picnics and Children’s Days.  On the right is a photograph of the Children’s Day Drill Team for June 1906.  The sanctuary was elaborately decorated with paper flowers and bolts of tissue paper and arrangements of hollyhocks, peonies and roses.  Participants from left to right are Christina Watts, Edna Lee, Audrey Holmes Chapman, Corbal Hayden Marsh, Mae Fulton Kerr, Mary Owens, Flossie Swearingen Dodd, Vora Owens Robinson, Edna Bradley Davis, Grace Strawn Hutchinson, Lillian Attig Stone, and Flossie Farson Murphy (from collection of Helen Murphy Hiatt).

Children's Day Drill Team - 1906

 

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