First Baptist Church Milwaukee
If anyone has any history of this church, please let me know.
As the name would denote, we believe it is the First Baptist Church
in Milwaukee, established pre 1840s.
According to the history of Underwood Baptist Church in Wauwatosa
"By 1843 folks in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, area had moved away from the First
Baptist Church of Milwaukee and organized a circuit of small churches in the
Wauwatosa Township." The new church established was in belief of
DIRECTORY OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
MAY 22, 1907
CORNER OGDEN AVENUE
AND MARSHALL STREET
REV. ROBERT GORDON, Pastor
684 MARSHALL STREET
Constitution Page 28
C. E. Betts Term Expires Dec. 31, 1907
E. J. Lindsay " " " " 1907
Dr. H. D. Sykes " " " " 1907
Henry Lindsay " " " " 1908
A. V. Bishop " " " " 1908
A. L. Gilbert " " " " 1908
Herman Bleyer " " " " 1909
E. J. Fellman " " " " 1909
C. A. Breen " " " " 1909
E. J. Fellman 906 N. Ave. (664 Humboldt Ave. (Crossed out)
C. A. Brown 726 Franklin Place
A. J. Strong 73 Reed Street (crossed out)
CUSTODIAN OF CHURCH PROPERTY
H. A. Betts 895 Hackett Avenue
A. L. Gilbert (crossed out)
E. C. Hunt
Dr. G. H. Fellman
A. J. Strong
A. Le Grand 741 Cass Street
Rev. Robert Gordon 684 Marshall Street
At Home Monday Evenings
Frank Rogers Term Expires Dec. 31, 1907
A. V. Bishop " " " " "
A. L. Gilbert (crossed out) " " " " 1908
Dr. H. D. Sykes, Secy " " " " "
John Martin " " " " 1909
E. J. Lindsay " " " " "
James Tribe " " " " "
J. F. Tyrell " " " " 1910
Dr. G. H. Fellman " " " " "
TREASURER BENEVOLENT FUND
A. L. Gilbert (crossed out)
Earl C. Hunt 124 New Ins. Bldg.
Mrs. Nellie Bowstead 712 Astor Street
E. C. Hunr
A. J. Strong
A. L. Gilbert (crossed out)
E. C. Hunt E. J. Fellman
F. H. Lindsay S. F. Howard
A. J. Strong L. P. Bond
G. H. Fellman F. W. Riesen
W. J. Robinson
Mrs. A. L. Gilbert
Mrs. Wm. Spence
Mrs. A. L. Dobbs
Mrs. B. Smith
F. H. Lindsay 899 Lake Drive
Dalton (written in)
S. F. Howard
Supt. Primary Dept
Mrs. N. Bowstead
Supt. Junior Dept
Mrs. G. H. Fellman
W. F. Tribe
C. A. Breen
W. J. Blakney
CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR SOCIETY
Meets Sunday 6:30 p.m.
President S. F. Howard, 247 Pearson Street
Vice-President Olive Graves
Recording Secretary Florence Crabb
Corresponding Secretary Edith Voigt
Treasurer F. W. Sheperd
Pianist Helen Tyrell
No meetings during months of July and August.
WOMAN'S MISSION CIRCLE
Meets first Friday of the month 2:30 p.m.
President Mrs. N. Bowstead
Vice-President Mrs. B. Smith
Secretary Mrs. O. E. Roberts
Treasurer Mrs. H. A. Betts
THE AID SOCIETY
Meets first Friday of the month after meeting of
President Mrs. J. C. Kleist
Vice-President Mrs. J. F. Tyrell
Treasurer Mrs J. A. Bigelow
Secretary Mrs. E. G. Pease
The "Tens" are Auxiliary to the Aid Society
Preaching every Sunday morning, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday School, 12 m.
Preaching every Sunday evening, 7:30 p. m., except during
July and August.
Christian Endeavor meeting, 6:30 p. m.
MIDWEEK PRAYER MEETING
Wednesday evening, 7:45 p.m.
First Sunday in each month, 11:30 a. m.
DEACON 'S MEETING
Monthly; Tuesday evening before the first Sunday of each
month, 8 p. m.
ANNUAL CHURCH MEETING
Second Wednesday of December, 7:30 p. m.
DUTIES OF CHURCH MEMBERS
I. To take interest in all regular meetings, viz.: Preaching
Service on the Lord's Day, Mid-Week Prayer Meeting, Communion
Service, and Sunday School.
II. To take active part in the work of the Church, and show
willingness to respond to such appeals for service and help
as ability and circumstances will allow.
III. To contribute regularly to the financial needs of the Church, and
also to the quarterly appeals for Beneficient objects; and that in
proportion as the Lord has prospered them.
IV. Upon change of residence, such as will make it impossible to attend
to the above duties, to promptly apply for a letter of dismission to
some other Baptist Church more conveniently located. If for good
reasons non-resident members prefer to retain their membership, they
will be expected to communicate with the Church in writing at least
once a year, and to contribute something toward its support.
V. Neglect to comply with these duties without explanation for two years
in succession will be considered sufficient reason for dropping the
name from the membership Directory.
In case of change of residence, notify church clerk by postal.
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Mrs. ADAMS 771 Van Buron (sic)
Mrs. C. BLYTH 364 Brady
RARACONG 724 Cass
ORMOND 281 Prospect
Miss. Ella MALBIE 561 Belleview
Mr. F. E. CRAVEN 1305 Grand
Mrs. J. FREW 732 Franklin
M. M. WEBSTER 536 Concord
Miss Mona LETCHER 443 Murray
Eva BULLARD 2812 Wells
Grace NELSON 782 Broth
Dora HALVORSON(crossed out) Irving
Mr. Louis J. ELLENBECK 390 15th Street
Edward F. STEFFANIDES 488 Cramer
ANDERSON, Mrs. Emily E. 310 Sycamore Street
BENSON, Chas C. 1092 National Avenue
BETTS, Mrs. Anne 895 Hackett Avenue
BETTS, Charles Ernest 897 Hackett Avenue
BETTS, Mrs. C. E 897 Hackett Avenue
BETTS, Henry A. 895 Hackett Avenue
BETTS, Mrs. Henry A. 895 Hackett Avenue
BETTS, Miss Mary E Y. W. C. A.
BIGELOW, John A 725 Franklin Place
BIGELOW, Mrs. John A. 725 Franklin Place
BILLINGS, Earl. 263 17th Street
BINGHAM, Mrs. Joel W693 Marshall Street
BISHOP, Americus(crossed out) 630 22d Street
BISHOP, Walter P. 904 Summit Avenue
BLAKNEY, Mrs. Jane 872 Cambridge Avenue
BLAKNEY, Mrs. John 719 Stowell Avenue
BLAKNEY, William J.(crossed out)872 Cambridge Avenue
BLAKNEY, Mrs. William J 872 Cambridge Avenue
BLEYER, Mrs. Herman 834 Cass Street
BLEYER, Miss Isora 834 Cass Street
BLEYER, Mrs. Julius 836 Cass Street
BLEYER, Miss Abbie. 836 Cass Street
BOND, L. P . 519 Milwaukee Street
BOND, Mrs. L. P 519 Milwaukee Street
BOSTON, Thos. J Y. M. C. A.
BOWSTEAD, Mrs. Nellie
(crossed out) 712 Astor Street
BOWSTEAD, Miss Edith 712 Astor Street
BOWSTEAD, Etta 712 Astor Street
BOWSTEAD, John E. 712 Astor Street
BREEN, Charles A 726 Franklin Street
BREEN, Mrs. Chas. A 726 Franklin Street
BRETT, Miss Grace L 126 5th Street
BRIEN, Mrs. L. J. 747 Racine Street
BRIEN, Herman H. 747 Racine Street
BUFORD, Mrs. H. H. 176 Queen Anne Place
BYRAM, Floyd 614 Milwaukee Street
BYRNES, Mrs. L. M. Norman 7th and Grand Avenue
CAPPELL, Walter C. 614 Milwaukee Street
CARPENTER, Mrs. M. I. 1402 Fond du Lac Avenue
CHAMBERLAIN, Clark 494 37th Street
CHAMBERLAIN, Mrs. Clark 494 37th Street
CHERRY, Mrs. Leslie E. 565 Bradford Street
CHERRY, Mrs. M. T. 565 Bradford Street
CLAFLIN, Mrs. T. (crossed out) 897 Cambridge Avenue
CLAFLIN, Ray T. 897 Cambridge Avenue
CLARK, James 444 Webster Place
CLARK, Mrs. James 444 Webster Place
COBB, Miss Alice M. Care Protestant Home for Aged
COLLIDGE, Hazel 718 Sycamore Street
COMLY, Mrs. J. D. Industrial School
CRABB, Miss Florence 707 Jackson Street (crossed out) Astor Street
CRABB, Arnold P. 707 Jackson Street (crossed out) " "
CRABB, Raymond C. 707 Jackson Street (crossed out) " "
CROOKE, Mrs. Jane 329 Farwell Avenue
CROSBY, Mrs. M. E. 137 Warren Avenue
CROSBY, Miss Clara (crossed out)137 Warren Avenue
DALTON, H. Lyon 561 Bellevue Place
DALTON, Mrs. H. L. 561 Bellevue Place
DAMROW, Joseph 820 Marshall Street
DAMROW, John 820 Marshall Street
DAVIS, Mrs. M. 654 Van Buren Street
DAVIS, Miss Pauline 654 Van Buren Street
DAVIS, Frank 55 28th Street
DAYFOOT, Miss Emma 451 Oakland Avenue
DEANS, Mrs. James I. 368 Irving Place
DELLICKER, Mrs J. Henry 181 31st Street
DOMKE, R. E. 783 Booth Street
DOMKE, Mrs. R. E. 783 Booth Street
DOMKE, Margaret 783 Booth Street
DOUBRAWN, Miss Mary(crossed out)1382 Booth Street
DURAND, Miss Ina C. 839 Seperd Avenue
EDMUNDS, Miss Lucy
(crossed out &
Woelf written in) Y. W. C. A.
EIMMERMAN, Gus 140 Wyoming Pl.,Fernwood, Sta. D.
FALKENSTEIN, Max 639 Oakland Avenue
FALKENSTEIN, Mrs. Max 639 Oakland Avenue
FELLMAN, Edward J. 954 Humboldt Avenue
FELLMAN, Mrs Edward J.
(crossed out) 954 Humboldt Avenue
FELLMAN, Judson L. 954 Humboldt Avenue
FELLMAN, Dr. Geo. H. 764 8th Street
FELLMAN, Mrs. Geo. H. 764 8th Street
FIELDING, Arthur 787 Franklin Street
FOOTE, Herbert A. 430 Prospect Avenue
FOOTE, Mrs. Herbert A. 430 Prospect Avenue
FOOTE, Miss Elsie 430 Prospect Avenue
FOOTE, Miss Mabel 430 Prospect Avenued
GERE, Mrs. H. C. Protestant Home for Aged
GIANELLA, Mrs. Raphael Wauwatosa
GILBERT, A. L.(crossed out) 452 Ivanhoe Place
GILBERT, Mrs. A. L. 452 Ivanhoe Place
GILBERT, Miss Alice Marie 452 Ivanhoe Place
GILLO, Miss Helen 554 Bartlett Street
GOODACRE, Miss Sarah
(crossed out) 712 Astor Street
GORDON, Rev. Robert(crossed out)684 Marshall Street
GORDON, Miss Anna 684 Marshall Street
GORMLEY, Miss Jeanette Y. W. C. A.
GRABE, August W. 153 Garfield Avenue
GRABE, Mrs. August W. 153 Garfield Avenue
GRABE, Miss Clara 153 Garfield Avenue
GRABE, Miss Jeanette 153 Garfield Avenue
GRABE, Grace 153 Garfield Avenue
GRABE, Charlotte 153 Garfield Avenue
GRANGER, Miss Ethel 410 Prospect Avenue
GRAVES, John 568 22d Avenue
GRAVES, Mrs. John 568 22d Avemie
GRAVES, Garfield 455 27th Avenue
GREGORY, John E. 782 Jackson Street
GRIGGS, Mrs. Susan 181 31st Street
HANSEN, Miss Katherine
(crossed out) 796 Astor Street
HARKINS, Miss Ella 8---1414 Grand Avenue
HEAFFORD, Mrs. Susan A.
HOSCH, Mrs. J. P. 691 Sheperd Avenue
HOWARD, Stanley F. 247 Pearson Street
HOWARD, Mrs. Stanley F.
(crossed out) 247 Pearson Street
HUGHES, Mrs. J. W. 893 Astor Street
HUGHES, Miss May E.
(crossed out) 893 Astor Street
HUNT, Earl C. 124 New Ins. Bldg.
JACKSON, Miss Lida 198 Martin Street
JANSEN, Mrs. Sarah E. South Milwaukee
JASPERSON, Robt. O. 424 21st Street
JASPERSON, Mrs. Robt. O. 424 21st Street
JOHNSON, Carl 1020 2d Street
JOHNSON, Carl 1020 2d Street
JOHNSON, Mrs. Carl 1020 2d Street
JONES, Mrs. Chauncey L. 719 Hackett Avenue
JONES, Miss Nellie (crossed out)209 Pleasant Street
KELLY, Edward 204 Wisconsin Street
KELLY, Mrs. Edward 204 Wisconsin Street
KETTLER, Mrs. Wm. 713 2d Street
KINNEY, Mrs. D. 838 Downer Avenue
KLEIST, Mrs. J. C. 526 Park Place
KLEIST, Miss Ella 526 Park Place
KLEIST, Miss Hattie 526 Park Place
KLITZKE, Mrs. Mabel 1106 Booth Street
KNELLER, Fred C. 3708 Park Hill Avenue
KNELLER, Mrs. Fred C. 3708 Park Hill Avenue
KNELLER, Fred 3708 Park Hill Avenue
KNOWLES, James 721 Stowell Avenue
KNOWLES, George, Jr. 697 Marietta Avenue
KNOWLES, Mrs. Louise J. San Rafeal Flats
KURTZ, Mrs. Julia 483 35th Street
LEES, Mrs. Ella 191 15th Street
LE GRAND, Adrian 741 Cass Street
LE GRAND, Mrs. A. 741 Cass Street
LETCHER, Miss Mona 443 Murray Avenue
LEWIS, Mrs. Robert 168 Juneau Avenue
LINDSAY, Mrs. David 281 Prospect Avenue
LINDSAY, Edmond J. 281 Prospect Avenue
LINDSAY, Mrs. Edmond J. 281 Prospect Avenue
LINDSAY, Edmond J., Jr. 419 Kenilworth Place
LINDSAY, Mrs. Edmond J., Jr. 419 Kenilworth Place
LINDSAY, Frank H. 389 Lake Drive
LINDSAY, Mrs. Frank H. 389 Lake Drive
LINDSAY, John M. 296 Prospect Avenue
LINDSAY, Phillip K. 281 Prospect Avenue
LYON, Mrs. E. M. 452 15th Street
MCDOUGALL, Mrs. Nath'l 794 Astor Street
MCGINNIS, Miss Nellie 871 Commerce Street
MCKOWN, D. A. 756 Cass Street
MCLEAN, Mrs. F. 740 Cass Street
MARKET, Mrs. Frank A. 281 Knapp Street
MARRIOTT, Miss Susie 20--162 Biddle Street
MARSH, Miss Alice 768 Racine Street
MARSH, Miss Daisy 768 Racine Street
MARTIN, John 107 Farwell Avenue
MARTIN, Miss Kate 107 Farwell Avenue
MASON, Miss Maria P. Protestant Home for the Aged
MASSON, Mrs. N. 400 Bradford Street
MASSON, Miss Janet 400 Bradford Street
MELHAUPT, Mrs. Mabel 163 Mason Street
MEYERS, Mrs. Bessie B. 14--The Holbrook
MILES, Mrs. George 424 14th Street
MILLS, Mrs. L C. 535 Park Place
MOODY, Miss Eleanor 803 Astor Street (crossed out)
MOODY, Miss Madge 344 Prospect Avenue
MOODY, W. A. 725 Stowell Avenue
MOODY, Mrs. W. A. 725 Stowell Avenue
MOODY, Miss Margarite 725 Stowell Avenue
MOORE, Mrs. J. E. 894 1st Street
MURDOCK, Miss Pearl 755 Farwell Avenue
MURPHY, Miss Esther M. 217 24th Street
OLSTEN, Miss Myrtle 581 Van Buren Street
PARSONS, Abner (crossed out) 834 Astor Street
PARSONS, Razada (crossed out) 834 Astor Street
PARTRIDGE, Miss May Protestant Home for the Aged
PAYN, Miss Nina 457 Cass Street
PEASE, Mrs. Sarah 385 Oakland Avenue
PEASE, Elmer G. 385 Oakland Avenue
PEASE, Mrs. Elmer G. 385 Oakland Avenue
PECK, Roy 190 Farwell Avenue
PERKINS, Mrs. Nora E. 21 Melrose, Cass Street
POLK, Miss Emma 712 Astor Street
PRICE, Lawrence B. 851 Marshall Street
REESE, Mrs. Elizabeth 893 Astor Street
RIESEN, Frederick G. 757 Farwell Avenue
RIESEN, Mrs. Frederick G. 757 Farwell Avenue
RIESEN, Walter P. 801 Holton Street
RIESEN, Mrs. Walter P. 801 Holton Street
ROBERTS, Miss Esther 786 Jackson Street
ROBERTS, Owen E. 751 Astor Street
ROBERTS, Mrs. Owen E. 751 Astor Street
ROBINSON, Frank W. 678 Hackett Avenue
ROBINSON, Mrs. Frank W. 678 Hackett Avenue
ROBINSON, Miss Carol(crossed out)678 Hackett Avenue
ROBINSON, Willis J. 1212 Wells Street
ROBINSON, Mrs. Willis J. 1212 Wells Street
ROBINSON, Frank 1212 Wells Street
ROBINSON, Hazel (crossed out) 1212 Wells Street
ROBSON, Miss Georgia 279 10th Street
ROGERS, Frank 540 Frederick Street
ROGERS, Mrs. Frank 540 Frederick Street
SALMON, Mrs. Mary Y. W. C. A.
SANBORNE, Mrs. Sophie 361 Kane Place
SANDERS, Rev. E. C. 565 Bradford Street
SANDERS, Mrs. E. C. 565 Bradford Street
SEVERANCE, Mrs. A. L. 572 Jefferson Street
SHAW, Mrs. David (crossed out) 825 Franklin Street
SHELDON, Edwin D.(crossed out) 642 19th Street
SHELDON, Mrs. Edwin D. 642 19th Street
SHEPHERD, Peter 744 Astor Street
SHEPHERD, Mrs. Peter 744 Astor Street
SHEPHERD, Miss Florence
(crossed out) 744 Astor Street
SHEPHERD, Frederick 744 Astor Street
SHEPHERD, Miss Pattie 744 Astor Street
SHEPHERD, Mrs. Mortimer 185 Biddle Street
SHERMAN, Miss Mary 519 Jefferson Street
SMART, Mrs. Elizabeth L. Protestant Home for the Aged
SMITH, Mrs. B. 645 Cass Street
SMITH, Miss Emma 539 Terrace Avenue
SMITH, Mrs. Julia 719 Hackett Avenue
SMITH, Miss Charlotte 452 Ivanhoe Place
SOUTHCOTT, Charles 208 Warren Avenue
SOUTHCOTT, Mrs. Charles
(crossed out) 208 Warren Avenue
SOUTHCOTT, F. J. Bradley Farm
SOUTHCOTT, Mrs. F. J. Bradley Farm
STEVENS, Mrs. Charles 643 Jackson Street
STOVER, Mrs. B. D. 744 Van Buren Street
STOVER, Daniel G. 744 Van Buren Street
STRONG, Arthur J. 78 Reed Street
STUEWE, Mrs. Benno 3204 Galena Street
SWAFFIELD, Mrs. Carrie 368 Irving Place
SYKES, Dr. Herbert D. 336 Farwell Avenue
SYKES, Mrs. H. D. 336 Farwell Avenue
SYKES, Lawrence G. 336 Farwell Avenue
SYKES, Margaret 336 Farwell Avenue
THOMAS, Edward 425 Lake Drive
THOMAS, Mrs. Edward 425 Lake Drive
THOMAS, Emmett E. 140 23d Street
THOMAS, Mrs. Emmett E. 140 23d Street
TRIBE, James 575 Murray Avenue
TRIBE, Mrs. James 575 Murray Avenue
TRIBE, Miss Florence E. 575 Murray Avenue
TRIBE, Clara E. 575 Murray Avenue
TRIBE, Ruth M. 575 Murray Avenue
TRIBE, William F. 575 Murray Avenue
TUCKER, Miss Isabella L. 152 Juneau Avenue
TURTON, Annie ZM. 801 Franklin Street
TWEEDEN, Harold E. 379 Albion Street
TWEEDEN, Miss Myrtle 379 Albion Street
TYRRELL, John F. 619 Farwell Place
TYRRELL, Mrs. John F. 619 Farwell Place
TYRRELL, Miss Gertrude 619 Farwell Place
TYRRELL, Miss Helen 619 Farwell Place
VOIGT, Miss Edith 304 22d Street
WALKER, Mrs. Ida Howie 615 Grand Avenue
WALKER, Mrs. M. G. 694 Jefferson Street
WALLING, Miss Ruth 2036 Grand Avenue
WEBB, Lindsay 645 Cass Street
WEBB, Mrs.Lindsay 645 Cass Street
WELLS, Miss S. Marie Protestant Home for the Aged
WELTON, Florence M. 175 Warren Avenue
WILDE, Mrs. Sam'l 1112 Hadley Street
WOCKNER, Frank 388 Cass Street
At bottom of page - handwritten Agnes WARD
WORDINGHAM, Geo. 196 Reservoir Avenue
WORDINGHAM, Mrs. Geo. 196 Reservoir Avenue
WORDINGHAM, Miss Amy 196 Reservoir Avenue
WORDINGHAM, Miss Florence 196 Reservoir Avenue
YATES, Miss Gertrude 609 Lake Drive
YEOMANS, Miss Irene H
(crossed out) 130 Farwell Avenue
BARTHOPE, Miss Emma Fond du Lac, Wis.
BROOKS, Archie Manila, Phillippines
CAINE, W. P. Birmingham, Ala.
CAINE, Mrs. W. P. Birmingham, Ala
CAMPBELL, Archibald M. Plymouth, Mass.
CAMPBELL, Mrs. Archibald M. Plymouth, Mass.
CAPRON, E. F. Evanston, Ill.
CARTER, Mrs. H. H. Chicago, Ill.
CRIBB, Mrs. Margaret Minneapolis, Minn.
CRIBB, Ernst Minneapolis, Minn.
CRIBB, Miss Grace Minneapolis, Minn.
DODGE, A. R. Washington, D. C.
FISCHER, Sam'l H. Pasadena, Cal.
FISCHER, Mrs. Sam'l H. Pasadena, Cal.
HANSON, P. W. Denver, Colo.
HARRIS, Mrs. Jennie Lyndon, Wis.
HATCH, Miss Emma Pasadena, Cal.
KENNEDY, Miss J. Memphis, Tenn.
KUSHEL, Frank Chicago, Ill.
LINCOLN, Mrs. M. C. Janesville, Wis.
MCLEAN, Mrs. J. H. Duluth, Minn.
MCLEAN, Miss Ethel Duluth, Minn.
MYHRE, Miss Maud Westby, Wis.
ORMSBY, Mrs. J. S. Glendora, Cal.
ROLLINS, Mrs. John Paris, Wis.
STEENIS, Mrs. John W. Depere, Wis.
TERHORST, Mrs. Dan'l Waukesha, Wis.
THATCHER, Edgar W. Chicago, Ill.
THATCHER, Mrs. Edgar W. Chicago, Ill.
TURNER, Mrs. B. E. Santa Ana, Cal.
WEBB, Miss Eva Pasadena, Cal.
WILLIAMS, Wm. Chicago, Ill.
WIPPERT, Miss Rose Chicago, Ill.
WIPPERT, Miss Jennie Chicago, Ill.
Notices of Members Deceased Since January, 1904
Brother Allen D. French Feb. 5, 1904
Miss Maria D. Wells March 3, 1904
Mrs. John Damrow April 5, 1904
Mrs. Wm. E. Smith Sept. 6, 1904
Mrs. Laura Granger Oct. 30, 1904
Mrs. H. Greenslade December 31, 1904
Mrs. May Irving March 29, 1905
Mrs. M.R. Sanderson March 31, 1905
Deacon T.M. Claflin May 13, 1905
Mrs. O.A. Holt July 8, 1905
Mrs. Mary Webster Sept. 23, 1905
Mrs. Nellie Lindsay October 30, 1905
Brother John W. Hughes Nov. 6, 1905
Mrs. Anna A. Knowles Feb. 27, 1906
Deacon L.E. Cherry March 23, 1906
Mrs. G. W. Peck Oct. 14, 1906
Mrs. P.W. Claflin Oct. 29, 1906
Brother W. E. Thompson Dec. 31, 1906
Miss T. Ellen Abbott Feb. 20, 1907
Brother Judson A. Roundy May 15, 1907
ARTICLE I - Name
This society shall be known by the name of The Society
of the First Baptist Church of the City of Milwaukee.
ARTICLE II - Membership
All members of the First Baptist Church in good standing
and any person who shall own or rent a pew in the church edifice,
or pay an annual subscription of Ten Dollars towards defraying
the expenses of said church, shall be considered a member of
ARTICLE III - Officers
The Officers of this Society shall be a President,
Secretary, Treasurer and nine Trustees.
ARTICLE IV - Election of Officers
Section 1. The Pastor and Clerk of the Church shall
be "ex-officio" President and Secretary of the Society.
Sec. 2. The corporation, who by the conditions of the
Charter, constitute the first Board of Trustees, a majority of
whom shall form a quorum for the transaction of business, shall
at their first regualr meeting or as soon as practicable, divide
themselves into three classes of three members each; the First
Class to continue in office one year, or until the first regular
meeting of the Society; the Second Class two years; and the Third
Class three years; to the end that one-third of their members
may go out of office annually.
Sec. 3. At each regular annual meeting of the Society
there shall be elected three Trustees to fill the places of
those whose term of office shall expire by condition of Section
2 of this Article, and a Treasurer who shall be "ex-officio" a
member of the Board of Trustees.
Sec. 4. In case of the failure of the Society, from any
cause, to elect its officers as above described, the former
incumbent shall continue in office until their successors are
ARTICLE V. - Duties of Officers
Section 1. The President and Secretary shall perform the
usual duties of such officers.
Sec. 2. The Trustees shall receive all moneys belonging to
the Society and hold the same subject to the order of the President
and Secretary of the Board of Trustees. At the end of each year the
Treasurer shall present a full report of all receipts and
disbursements of the year, and a complete statement of the exact
financial condition of the Society. He shall also make such special
reports as the Society or the Board of Trustees may from time to time
Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the Trustees to meet at the
close of the Annual Meeting of the Society and to organize by choosing
a President and Secretary. The Board of Trustees shall have charge of
all the property of the Society, subject to the Laws of the State and
the direction of the Society.
It shall be their duty to make all necessary repairs
on the Church Edifice, Parsonage and other buildings and the grounds
To provide for and pay the Pastor's salary, to furnish
fuel and lights, to employ and fix the salary of Sexton, but in no case
shall any important changes be made in the property of the Society, nor
shall any property be bought or sold; nor any contract be made for
buildings bought or sold; nor any contract exceeding Five Hundred Dollars
without the special authority and direction of the Society.
It shall be the duty of the Board of Trustees to give
notice from the pulpit or through one of the daily papers, of the Annual
Meetings of the Society, at least one week previous to the same.
The President of the Society or a majority of the Trustees
may call special meetings of the Society by giving notice thereof on the
Sabbath previous to the day appointed.
At the end of each year the Board of Trustees shall make
a full report of the proceedings to the Society at its regular meeting.
Sec. 4. The President, Secretary and Treasurer, with two other members
of the Board appointed at any regular meeting of the same, shall constitute
an "Executive Committee" of the Board whose duties it shall be to audit all
accounts and transact any other business that may be committed to it by the
ARTICLE VI. - Pastor, Etc.
The Society shall have no voice or control in the electing of, or
designating the salary of the Pastor, or in the election of any other
officer of the Church.
It shall in no way interfere with, or obstruct the free use of the
Church Edifice for all religious or benevolent objects of said church, but
the edifice shall not be used for any other purpose without the consent of
the majority of the Board of Trusteees or of the Executive Committee of the
ARTICLE VII. - Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting of the Society shall be held on the second Wednesday
of December in each year at 7:30 p.m.
ARTICLE VIII. - Ammendments
This constitution may be altered or amended by a vote of two-thirds of
the members present at any Regular Meeting of the Society, provided notice of
the same shall have been given at a former meeting or from the pulpit at least
two weeks previous thereto.