A LawtonFest Family Reunion, June 10-11,2011, Part 2

I’ve never been in a church that has its own museum.  The small room was packed with glass cases full of items, and the walls were covered with photos, framed certificates, and awards.  It was hard to angle into the room to view all the cases, because there were so many Lawtons who had just that same plan in mind. 

Certificate of Registration, Sunday School Board, Southern Baptist Convention, Nashville, Tenn. This certifies that the Young Men and Young Women Bible Class of the Sunday School of the Lawtonville Baptist Church, Estill, SC, has been enrolled as a member of the Organized Class Department, Authorized by the Southern Baptist Convention in session at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, May 1912.

Rev. Winborn Asa Lawton

Another Rev. Lawton, but I can't read the nameplate on the frame. I suppose I'll have to go back to the museum and make note of it.

"This quilt top was made for Rev. and Mrs. W. H. Dowling by the ladies of Beech Branch Church (mother church of Lawtonville) and given to Rev. and Mrs. Dowling."

More information about Rev. W. H. Dowling can be found by clicking on this link.

Deacon George Rhodes signed the Ordinance of Secession with this pen.

 

George Rhodes, 1801-1881.

 

After the museum, we headed home, ready for another day of Lawton excitement.

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