Garden Grove Express May 31, 1894 Garden Grove, Iowa
There was a very large attendance at the Memorial Service Sunday at 11 o'clock. Before the service began the regular seats were all occupied, as well as the extra chairs and benches brought in for the occasion. The service was opened with an anthem by the choir, Miss Mattie MCKIBBEN presiding at the organ. The scripture lesson was read by Rev. GIBSON, and after a hymn by the congregation and choir, Rev. BEER offered a very eloquent and appropriate prayer.
Mrs. Anna WOODBURY then favored the congregation with an excellent solo, "Cover Them Over with Flowers" after which Rev. BENNETT preached a very able, eloquent and appropriate sermon.
After the choir and congregation sang "God Bless our Native Land," the benediction was pronounced.
The church was appropriately decorated with flowers for the occasion.
The Ladies Relief Corps was present in a body, and the following old soldiers were in line:
Sam HEATON. J. V. MCGRATH. Newton HEATH. Henry FISHER. Nelson MANCHESTER. Sam WHEELER. L. P. RICHARDS. John BROWN. Capt. SMITH. S. H. LANG. Maj. MIDGETT. John JORDAN. T. J. SHEFFER. Mandrew HOLLAND. Nat WARRINGTON. W. H. WEBSTER. S. H. BRILEY. James PAXTON. Sam ATEN. John HITCHCOCK. M. R. CHERRY. J. J. EVANS. C. D. WHEELAND. Webb SULLIVAN. Sam SHELINE. Joe CULVER. Following ladies of the Relief Corps: Eura SULLIVAN. Eliza JORDAN. Kate MACY. Nettie WHEELER. Lois ROYAL. May BROWN. Adaline STEARNS. Nancy WHEELAND. Elizabeth ATEN. Lucinda ATEN. Anna ZOOK. Alice CULVER. Rachel CULVER. Mary MILLER. Docia STILES. Hattie WEBSTER. Louisa HOLLAND. Jane BRILEY. Minnie SCHNEFFER. Emma MALLETTE. Mercy SMITH. Sarah BUFFUM.