Skidmore Christian Church, 1921

Skidmore, Missouri prepared to celebrate the Missouri bicentennial in late July 1921, but it also observed its own town birthday. It did so by publishing short profiles of town institutions in the July 28, 1921 edition of the Skidmore News. Here’s what it had to say about the Christian Church:

Article describing the Skidmore, Missouri Christian Church in 1921. Text of article follows.
Skidmore News (Skidmore, MO), July 28, 1921

Item reads, “The Christian Church. The Christian church is the youngest church in Skidmore, having been organized about 1894. During the year 1894 Rev. C. M. Chilton, who was at that time pastor of the Christian church at Maryville, held a series of meetings here in a large tent, and following the meetings the local church was organized. The church building was erected in 1905, according to the data from which this article is written, and was later remodeled and a furnace installed. Elder R. N. Davis was the first pastor of the church, and the present pastor is Rev. Hugh McClellan.”

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