Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 324 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUNTY.
South, located at the corner of Trinidad and
Philp streets, was organized by Rev. W. F.
Clark in 1885, with a membership of twentyfive.
Present membership, 300; pastor,
Rev. L. P. Smith; Sunday-school membership,
Oak Lawn Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, located in the beautiful suburb Oak
Lawn, was organized in 1884, with about
thirty members, by Rev. William Cullom.
Present pastor, Rev. A. C. MeVoy; membership,
100; Sunday-school membership,
West Dallas Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, called St. Mark's, was organized by
Rev. C. G. Slutt in 1888, with twenty-five
or thirty members. Present pastor, Rev.
Mr. Thompson; membership, about seventyfive.
The Tabernacle Methodist Episcopal
Church, whose house of worship is situated
corner Main and St. Paul streets, was organized
in 1874 by Rev. L. H. Carhart, then
pastor. It has grown to a membership of
250. The following pastors have served the
church since its establishment: Revs. W. A.
Allen, W. P. Armstrong, J. II. Reat, S. A.
Thomson, J. R. Wolf, and G. I. McClaughlin,
who is the present pastor. Rev. L. A. Neis,
assistant pastor, devotes his time principally
to missions and other churches under this
first church in the city. M. McKee is superintendent
of the Sunday-school, which has a
membership of 200.
Grace Church, of this denomination, is
located at the corner of Nettie and Ophelia
streets. The society was organized in 1890,
by Rev. Lee A. Neis, assistant pastor to Rev.
G. I. McClaughlin. It now has thirty-five
Masonic Avenue Church, whose edifice is
located on Masonic Avenue, was established
in 1888, under the supervision of the Tabernacle
There are several missions in the city established
by this denomination, all of which
Each church above named has a thriving
Sunday-school. There are various auxiliary
societies in these churches, with a large membership.
The most important one of all is
the Home Mission and Chuich Extension Society,
in which all join to make a success.
A congregation of Methodists meet every
Sunday for purposes of worship, also to conduct
a Sunday-school in the Cockrell-Fairland
Addition, and the exercises are conducted by
the local preachers, Rev. W. H. Howell, M.
D. and Rev. J. H. Gibbs, M. D. These
preachers, together with Rev. W. C. Young,
another local preacher, now residing in South
Dallas, have been residents of Dallas for many
years, and have done great good and most
efficient service not only here in Dallas and
Dallas county, but also throughout this section
of the State. They are successful and
good men, and most highly respected and esteemed
by every one. Rev. W. H. Hughes,
an able preacher who has lived in Dallas a
long time, has assisted in almost every church
enterprise in the city. His home is still
here, and he is still in the active work, and
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/324/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.