Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Squint Shot 081011

Richard T. Kilpatrick, b. 1874, d. 1936, and

Harriet Kilpatrick, b. 1874, d. 1965.

In the early years of Fowlerville, a Kilpatrick family served in the M.E. church, one as the minister. Would the above Kilpatricks be a part of that family? On a side note, in 1912, the following article was published in The Fowlerville Review:

Word comes to Howell from the upper peninsula that Mrs. Kilpatrick, who is visiting there with her daughter, Mrs. W.F. Griffith, has met with an accident and broken her arm. Mrs. Kilpatrick is the widow of late Rev. Jesse Kilpatrick. It is expected that the Rev. Hartley Cansfield of Neguanee, where they were visiting, will accompany Mesdames Kilpatrick and Griffith to Detroit.

A few months later,

Rev. R.T. Kilpatrick arrived here Saturday and filled his appointment as the new pastor of the M.E. church on Sunday. He is a pleasant and forceful speaker and gave his audiences much to think about.

A reception was then given for the couple and reported on in the local paper as follows:

Pleasant Reception~~The reception given the Rev. R.T. Kilpatrick and wife, the new pastor of the M.E. church, was held at the church on Tuesday evening and was largely attended by the church and congregation and proved a source of much pleasure to both pastor and people.

After a time of social converse, the following interesting program was given:

Welcoming words . . . G.L. Adams; Response . . . Rev. R.T. Kilpatrick; Address . . . Rev. P.N. Cayer; Solo . . . Miss Nellie Gardner with Miss A. Webb, accompanist; Reading . . . Ruth Clements; Solo . . . Mrs. Robin Carr with Miss Day accompanist; Reading . . . Miss Nina Howard.

Ice cream and cake were served and all pronounced the evening a very pleasant one.

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