Bay City Branch [RLDS]

congregation #482673

created 2015-09-22 by daniel m. kelty
entity type: Branch
assertion #3734240 by daniel m. kelty on 2015-09-22: confidence 0%.
name: Bay City Branch
assertion #3734237 by daniel m. kelty on 2017-07-02: confidence 0%.
started: 1891
assertion #3734236 by daniel m. kelty on 2015-09-22: confidence 100%. cited in WEAR BROADCLOTH by Dan Kelty
ended: open
assertion #3748236 by daniel m. kelty on 2017-07-02: confidence 100%.
description: During the winter of 1891-92 Elder William Waterman spent most of the winter months in Bay City, assisting the work by acting as pastor, keeping up the regular branch meetings, among the Saints, and having a hall in which to worship We start in with some more helpers for the district for 1892, with Edmund C. Briggs in charge of the mission, and Brn. John L. Bear, Francis M. Cooper, Levi Phelps, William Davis, Robert E. Grant, John A. Grant, Francis C. Smith, David Smith, and John J. Cornish as missionaries, Bro. F. M. Cooper, of Bay City, had been wired to come and assist, and he preached on the evening of the 17th. Bro. John L. Bear preached among the branches mostly. The fragments of two branches which were disorganized at Bay City and West Bay City time ago, numbering fourteen members, were organized into a branch by Francis M. Cooper, December 14, 1893, and known as the Valley Branch, with Francis M. Cooper president, Cyrus Smith priest, and Henry J. Badder teacher. Bro. Francis M. Cooper middle of June, and located his family in Bay City. As the different elders pass through Bay City, preaching a sermon occasionally, good is being done, and Priest J. W. Burget is located there and aids the work nicely, and some are being baptized occasionally. The June conference (15 and 16) was a grand success; there were two sail boat loads of Saints from Bay Port who had fair wind coming, and the wind was in a fair direction returning, but blew rather roughly. There were present at this conference five elders, nine priests, and about one hundred and fifty members.
assertion #3734238 by daniel m. kelty on 2015-09-22: confidence 0%.
religion: RLDS
assertion #3734239 by daniel m. kelty on 2015-09-22: confidence 0%.
location: Bay County, Michigan, United States
assertion #3714673 by daniel m. kelty on 2015-09-22: confidence 100%.
location: 43°35'35"N, 83°52'33"W
assertion #3720692 by daniel m. kelty on 2015-09-22: confidence 0%.
see also: Cornish
assertion #3711673 by daniel m. kelty on 2017-07-02: confidence 100%.