The Mangum Star7 May 1908 "The Russell Baptist Church will hold its dedication services on the 3rd Sunday in June. [June 21, 1908] Rev. John F. Elder will preach the dedication sermon. Brother W.A. McKinney, president of the Oklahoma Baptist Orphans Home will lecture in the afternoon.Dinner will be served on the ground. Rev. Ross is pastor of this wide-a-wake church."
14 Nov 1905 trustees purchased land from G. W. Erwin 30 Nov 1905 lumber on the ground