1915: Masonic Home attracts visitors from throughout the region
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Masonic Home Hannibal
Masonic Home, Hannibal, Mo.
Kansas City Sun, Kansas City, Missouri, April 24, 1915 at newspapers.com
The Masonic home premises attract the attention of every one that travels along the Paris gravel road. The county court has put the main road leading to Hannibal in a fine condition. It is a real pleasure every evening to view the numerous automobiles, carriages and buggies passing the home. At this writing sister M. J. Goings of Moberly is very sick. Revs. A.E. Miller, Hannibal, and W.H. Huston of Poplar Bluff held prayer and song services in behalf of the home on the 15th. The following visitors have enrolled since our last report: N.T. Thornton, Oklahoma; J.T. Brown, E.G. Payne, A.E. Henley, A. Johnson, L. McElroy, Jennie Cotton, Addie Sharp, Virginia Tyler, Roberta hBoon, Dollie Stevens of Hannibal; Mrs. Mollie J. Anderson, Montgomery; Mrs. Dorothy Hawkins, Galesburg, Ill.; Janie L. Combs, Kansas City, Mo.; Messrs. L.W. Henderson, W.H. Clay, Prof. A.C. Maclin, Prof. J.T. Brown, Rev. A.E. Miller, A.R. Bohon, Hannibal; W.H. Juston, Poplar Bluff; P.L. Pratt, Cameron; Mesdames Rilla William, K.A. Smiley, Gussie Heale and Susan Scott, Palmyra, Mo.; Mrs. Charlotte Milton, Boon, Iowa.
Visitors are always welcomed. Through the interest of D.D.P.C. Givens the home received last wee $4 donated by Hawkins lodge Nov. 44, Sedalia, to purchase a pig. Who will be the next to follow Nov. 44?
Electa Court No. 17, Miami, sent the following articles in March: Two cans corn, four cans tomatoes, three cans peaches, one can cherries, 2 ½ pounds sugar, one pound butter. Dorcas No. 55, Kirksville, sent half dozen towels. P.M.A.G.M. Sister Cornelia Russel of Washington, D.C., sent an Easter offering of &1 to the inmates. Rev. A.E. Miller of the M.E. church with several of his members, held services at the home on the 18th. Rev. Miller has shown his interest more than once by bringing the gospel to those who are so unfortunate as not being able to go to the city to hear it. Come again, brother Miller. The gospel should be preached to the unfortunate as well as the fortunate.