CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY
TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH
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The TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH was constituted in October, 1877, when the pastor and thirty-six of the members of, the Tabernacle Church met in a building on Stevens Street, below Fifth, now the property of Hatch Post, No. 37, G. A. R., and formed the new organization. The original members were Rev. E. Dallas Stagers, William S. Kain, Rebecca A. Kain, William W. Kain, Isaac N. Hugg, M.D., Sallie D. Hugg, Rebecca S. Brooks, Harriet S. Brooks, Letitia R. Brooks, Abigail Brooks, Sallie M. S. Brooks, Ellen R. Brooks, Lavinia Brooks, Israel. Pierson, Ermina Pierson, Martha Turner, Deborah Webster, Hannah Webster, Mary J. Cordrey, Mary V. S. Drury, Nettie Drury, Stacy Doran, Caroline Doran, Mary Jones, Rachel Griffin, Elizabeth Loughead, Amanda Letourneu, John Miller, Nettie Miller, Jane E. McCay, Abigail Platt, Emma Quick, Anna Quick, E. E. Wheeler, Emma Selah, Mary E. Fish.
E. D, Stagers was chosen pastor, William S. Kain and John Miller were
elected deacons and William W. Kain church clerk.
church was recognized by a council of Baptist Churches September 2,1878,
and remained in their first location until 1880, when they rented the
church erected by the Broadway
Baptist Church in 1870. The church at this time
numbered sixty-eight members. Mr. Stagers continued as pastor until
April. 4, 1881, when he resigned and accepted a call to the Baptist
Church at Woodstown, Salem County, where, on Sunday, November 27, 1881,
as he finished his morning sermon, he was stricken with apoplexy and in
a few moments died.
Mr. Stagers left, the pulpit was supplied by several persons until 1882,
when Isaac W. Bagley, a student at Lewisburg University and a licentiate
of the Fourth Baptist Church, Philadelphia, accepted a call as stated
supply and began his labors at that time. The church was in a
languishing condition and the membership so scattered that less than
twenty were found under Mr. Bagley's ministry. However, the church
revived and the membership increased.
April 4, 1886, the church elected trustees and became incorporated, having purchased the building (before that time rented) and with subscription. lists sufficient to pay for it. Its seating capacity is between five and six hundred and its value is fifteen thousand five hundred dollars. Mr. Bagley was ordained April 10, 1883, and became the pastor, which office he has since filled.
: William S. Kain, John Miller*, Datus Drury, Benjamin M. Denny,
Thomas R. Arrison*, Theophilus Fox, William Stout, Thomas T. Ellis*,
Mark Bareford*, William T. Spiegle*.
William W. Kain, Leaman Eldrtdge, Jesse C. Dresser, Thomas I. Dunlap.*
Treasurers : Isaac N. Hugg, M.D., John Hobson, Theophilus Fox, Thomas R. Arrison, James W. Eldridge, John Dalley*.
present officers, in addition to those above-marked with an asterisk (*)
are: Trustees; George Leathwhite, J. Harry Knerr, William A. Taylor,
John Dalbey, Robert H. Comey, George Lovewell, Thomas I. Dunlap;
Chorister, Walter F. Wolfkeil; Organist, Anna E. Quint; Superintendent
Sunday School, John Dalbey ; Asst. Supt., P. W. D. Harvey; Secretary,
Dallis Cann; Treasurer, T.. I. Dunlap; Librarian, Orme W. Horner ;
Infant School Superintendent, Virginia Osier ; Organist, Anna Wolfkeil.
|Philadelphia Inquirer - June 21, 1903|
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Ward - East
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|Philadelphia Inquirer - August 7, 1911|
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Camden Courier-Post - June 24, 1933
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