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Large Crowd at Memorial Services

The committee in charge of the Memorial services in Farnam Sunday and Monday are to be congratulated upon their selection of so able a speaker as the Rev. George R. McKeith of Exeter, who delivered the Memorial sermon in the Congregational church Sunday morning to an unusually large number of hearers. He also spoke in the evening at the Methodist church on ”The Life of Abraham Lincoln,“ and was listened to with profound interest by a large congregation.

Monday afternoon the grand stand at the ball park was filled to its capacity, many being compelled to stand, during the rendition of the program; Rev. McKeith being the speaker of the day. The program was composed of some very fine and appropriate musical selections, recitations, etc., after which the old soldiers were escorted to the cemetery where the graves of their departed comrades were decorated with flags and flowers in honor of their loyalty to the country in time of need.

The Farnam Echo 12(25):1, Thursday, 3 June 1915

 



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