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[Granny Pearce's 90th Birthday Party]

Description: Photograph of Granny Pearce's 90th birthday party at the First Christian Church. Granny is sitting at the end of the table in front of her cake. The lady sitting on the left side at the front of the table is Mrs. C.E. Lauer. Also in the photograph is Mrs. Sadie Davis, Mrs. Youngblood, Mrs. Florence McDonald, Mrs. Mildred Smith, Kate Pearson, and Mrs. Powell (seating arrangement is unknown).
Date: February 2, 1959
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[Mrs. O.P. 'Granny' Pearce's 90th Birthday Party]

Description: Photograph of Mrs. O.P. 'Granny' Pearce celebrating her 90th birthday at the First Christian Church on February 2, 1959. She passed away on July 14, 1961 at the age of 92.
Date: February 2, 1959
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[New Edition to the Timothy Wall at the First Christian Church]

Description: Photograph of Edward Anderson, the new Timothy at First Christian Church, honored by having his photo hung on the Timothy Wall in the narthex of the sanctuary. In photo, left to right: John M. Hughes, Minister; Mary Jane Anderson, Eddie's wife; Glynn Lowther, Deacon; Edward Anderson receiving a congratulatory handshake from Charles Poston, Chairman of the Official Board; Miss Verna Evelyn Johnson, Minister of Education; and E.M. Reeder, Church elder.
Date: August 31, 1958
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[First Christian Church Chuck Wagon Supper]

Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church Chuck Wagon Supper on grounds of the historic home, Rose Hill, adjacent to the Sabine-Neches Waterway and at foot of Woodworth Blvd. at Lakeshore Drive. A large number of people are congregating around several picnic tables and chairs.
Date: August 30, 1957
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[First Christian Church Chuck Wagon Supper at Rose Hill]

Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church members being served during the Church Chuck Wagon supper at Rose Hill. The event is taking place outdoors and the members are huddled around picnic tables
Date: August 30, 1957
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[Camp Wildurr]

Description: Photograph of Camp Wildurr and the many young people who attended the summer camp. There are a few personal messages and signatures on the back of the photograph.
Date: 1957
Creator: Business Men's Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[First Christian Church 1956]

Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church and educational building shortly after construction was completed..
Date: December 1, 1956
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[First Christian Church Service of Dedication]

Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church service of Dedication of the new sanctuary led by Dr. Newton J. Robison (pastor of First Christian Church of Amarillo, a brother to Miss Gladyne Robison, Principal of Travis School, and a member of our congregation) spoke at the morning service. Dr. Elmer Henson, Dean of Brite University, Fort Worth was the chief speaker for the afternoon Dedication service.
Date: November 25, 1956
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[Members of the Loyal Women's Sunday School Class]

Description: Photograph of the members of the Loyal Women's Sunday School Class taken in the newly completed sanctuary. First row - left to right: Mrs. J.E. Davis (Sadie), Mrs. O.A. Youngblood (Minnie), Mrs. O.P. Pearce, Mrs. John H. McDonald, and Mrs. R.H. Draughon. Second row - left to right: Mrs. Frank Hines (Clara), Mrs. Bertie Ingalls, Mrs. Leon Little (Virginia), Mrs. W.C. Neel (Ida), Mrs. Jim Dillinger (Mary), Mrs. G.T. Wallace (Stella), Mrs. C.E. Lauer, Mrs. C.W. Warren (Rose), Mrs. C.E. Perry (Ida), Mrs. J.A House, Mrs. Mary Harmon, Mrs. Ethel Akkerman, Mrs. Dewey Prince (Terrie), Mrs. N.E. Pray, Mrs. J.R. Swan (Rate), Mrs. I.N. Noble (Maude), Mrs. J.D. Eidom (Olga), Mrs. G.E. Gartman (Alice), Mrs. H.W. Davis (Bertie), Mrs. Florence McDonald. Third row - left to right: Mrs. Kate Pearson, Mrs. Hazel Dorman, Mrs. Alta Newton, Mrs. Beulah Christopher, Mrs. Mamie Peck. Fourth row - left to right: Mrs. Burt Loy, Mrs. John Chapman (Thelma), Mrs. N.C. Cloutman (Rena), Mrs. Gladys Holmes, Mrs. Nora LaRose, Mrs. S.I. Bishop, Mrs. C.H. Powell (Elizabeth), and Mrs. Ozello Doiron.
Date: November 25, 1956
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[Presentation of Plaque of Appreciation to Glynn Lowther]

Description: Photograph of presentation of plaque of appreciation to Glynn Lowther for his work as Chairman of Building Construction. In photo, left to right: A.E. Catanach, Choir Director; Homer D. Snider, Building Committee member; Martin Dooley, Building Committee member; Glenn Lowther; and Elbert M. Reeder, Immedate past Board Chairman.
Date: November 25, 1956
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[Inside the First Christian Church]

Description: Photograph of the inside of the First Christian Church. Note the rose window above the draped baptistery given in memory of John Chapman by his wife, Thelma Chapman. Communion table given in memory of Charter members by the Loyal Women's Sunday School Class. Wicks pipe organ (behind lectern on left side) given in memory of S.O. Latimer by Mrs. S.O. Latimer. The pulpit lectern (on right) given by Mr. and Mrs. John M. Hughes and their son, John Marcus. Altar-ware given in memory of E.N. George by Mrs. S.I. Bishop.
Date: November 1956
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[Carrying the First Christian Church Entrance Tablet]

Description: Photograph of four men placing the tablet above the entrance to the new worship building. Left to right: John M. Hughes, Minister; L.G. Douglas, Treasurer; Allen Dawson, Board Chairman; and Glynn Lowther, Chairman of the Building Committee.
Date: April 3, 1956
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[First Christian Church Communion Table]

Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church communion table, which is carved with an inset of the Last Supper. The table was given in memory of the Charter Members of the Church, by the Loyal Women's Bible Class for the new sanctuary. The women had earned $1000 making all kinds of needlework, mostly quilting, for eight years to provide this gift to the congregation.
Date: 1956
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[First Christian Church Summer Youth Meeting]

Description: Photograph of a First Christian Church Summer Youth Program meeting. Young man standing at left of photo not known. Front row - left to right: Phillip Foote, Norma Moss, Sylvia Swearingen, Sandra Brazil, Linda Douglas. Second row - left to right: Judy Dawson, Mary Evelyn Murphy, (girl sitting behind Sandra not identified), Darrell Evans, Ila Mae Prafka. Thirda row - left to right: Delmer Fussell, Bobby Morgan, Alline Dawson, Betty Murphy, (person sitting directly behind Ila Mae Prafka not identified).
Date: 1956
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[Summer Youth Program Dinner]

Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church Summer Youth Program Dinner. Minister John H. Hughes is standing in front of the slogan 'Not My Will but Thine'.
Date: 1956
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[First Christian Church Educational Building]

Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church educational building. There is a large group standing in front of the building and two parked cars in the street.
Date: November 20, 1955
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[First Christian Church Groundbreaking Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of the groundbreaking ceremony for the First Christian Church. Members of the Children's Division, under the supervision of Mrs. Shirley Trahan, Superintendent, (in photo helping child at podium) brought small bricks to the platform, symbolizing the part the children played in the growth of the church. John M. Hughes, Minister, is standing behind the podium.
Date: October 9, 1955
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[First Christian Church Groundbreaking Ceremony 1955]

Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church groundbreaking ceremony. The future members of the church are standing in the lot where the church is to be built. They are lined along the perimeter of where the church will stand.
Date: October 9, 1955
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[First Christian Church Groundbreaking Ceremony 1955]

Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church groundbreaking ceremony. Seven persons, using gilded spades, are turning the soil in front of the platform, which stood on the site of the proposed chancel. Participating - left to right: Patsy Smith, representing the Children's Division of the church school; Mrs. John H. McDonald and C.E. Perry, two charter members of the fifty-three year old congregation; John M. Hughes, Minister; E.M. Reeder, Chairman of the Board; W. Glynn Lowther, Chairman of the Building Committee; and Bobby Morgan, representing the youth.
Date: October 9, 1955
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[First Christian Church Groundbreaking Ceremony 1955]

Description: Photograph of the First Christian Church groundbreaking ceremony. Aerial view of the church members standing shoulder-to-shoulder, outlining the shape of the new worship structure.
Date: October 9, 1955
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[Presentation to Glynn Lowther]

Description: Photograph of the presentation to Glynn Lowther, Building Committee Chairman for the First Christian Church. Left to right: C.E. Perry, Charter Member; Elbert M. Reeder, elder and Chairman of the Board during construction of the sanctuary; Glynn Lowther; the Reverent John H. Hughes, Minister; and Mrs. John McDonald, Charter Member.
Date: October 8, 1955
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[Christian Men's Fellowship Queen for a Night Program]

Description: Photograph of the Christian Men's Fellowship "Queen for a Night" program. Left to right: Fulton Allgood (standing in back), Gladys Lacey pining corsage on Marie Darlison, Queen (sitting in chair), Allen Dawson (standing in back).
Date: March 1955
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur