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TWO RECORDS OF LATER EVENTS

A Few Years before Christ Church became Officially an Organized Mission of the Diocese.

Christ Church as an organized Mission

 

 

 

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A FEW YEARS BEFORE CHRIST CHURCH BECAME
OFFICIALLY AN ORGANIZED MISSION OF THE DIOCESE

During the years between 1940 and 1950, before Christ Church became a Mission, and services were only held there on special occasions, there occurred several events that were of much interest in the community.
    Seven Baptismal Services were held in Christ Church as follows: on June 20, 1943, Mary Louise Rogers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Rogers, (granddaughter of Mr. John Schott Rogers and Anna Bacot Rogers, great granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Rogers, and great, great granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rogers, two of the builders of Christ Church); in April, 1944, Mason Bacot Rogers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Bacot Rogers, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John Schott Rogers; on November 12, 1944, William Thomas Ashby, son of Mr. Edward Peyre Ashby and Virginia Heard Ashby, and grandson of Mr. Thomas Ashby and Mary Elizabeth Cooper Ashby; on June 9, 1946, Frances Anna Rogers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Bacot Rogers; on April 3, 1949, Leila Byrd Corrie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gregg Corrie, granddaughter of Mr. Herbert Corrie and Mary Chisolm Gregg Corrie; on November 19, 1950, Anna Parker Corrie, sister of Leila Byrd; and on October 16, 1949, Michael Bradley Meekins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis M. Meekins.
    Two marriage ceremonies of special interest in Christ Church community and surrounding vicinities were performed, the first one to take place there since 1920. On August 9, 1947, Miss Caroline McKellar Brunson, daughter of Mr. Robert Cummings Brunson and Mary Wallace Brunson, (granddaughter of Mr. J. C. C. Brunson and Elizabeth Ashby Brunson, great granddaughter of Mr. Thomas Ashby and Julia Porcher Ashby, and great, great granddaughter of Dr. and Mrs. Edward Porcher) became the bride of Mr. Ira A. Ward, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The Rev. Wilmer S. Poynor performed the ceremony.
    Then on September 24, 1949, the marriage of Miss Alice Gregg Bultman, daughter of Mr. John K. Bultman and Nina Gregg Bultman, (granddaughter of... continued next page.

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