Out of the past 5/26/10

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

25 years ago: May 26, 1985

The Rev. Marshall H. Ervin of Rushville, Ill., is guest speaker at Maple Avenue United Methodist Church during the morning worship service; Ervin is a native of Cape Girardeau, and Maple Avenue is his home church.

The congregation of the Allenville Baptist Church celebrates its annual homecoming with a basket dinner in the afternoon; a worship service follows, with the Rev. Al Brown bringing the message.

50 years ago: May 26, 1960

Final work on the floodwall project along Water Street is awaiting a cessation of the rain and a lower stage of the Mississippi River; rain has kept the fresh fill on the land side of the wall in a muddy condition; replacement of the cobblestones on the former wharf space can't begin until the river falls several feet.

Women enrolled in State College this summer will occupy a second of the four units of the new Dearmont Quadrangle and possibly the upper floor of another unit.

75 years ago: May 26, 1935

Dedication services are held for the new basement building of the Nazarene Church, South Park Avenue and Merriwether Street in Cape Girardeau; Dr. J.C. Morrison of Kansas City, Mo., general foreign missionary secretary for the Nazarene Church, delivers the main address.

Tribute is paid to the memory of those who had a part in bringing the Civil War and other wars to an honorable end, at Memorial Day services conducted at Old Lorimier Cemetery; a brief address is given by Judge Lee L. Bowman.

100 years ago: May 26, 1910

Joseph Gelvin, the Sedalia, Mo., florist who is putting up a big wholesale and retail florist and seed business in Cape Girardeau, has secured the Ellis property on William Street, into which he will move his family until he can have a new residence built; he has also purchased a fine lot at Ellis and William streets for his big greenhouses.

The work of remodeling the Haman building on Broadway has begun; C.J. Haman is having two rooms on the ground floor of his building made into one large room, to be used as a shoe store; the upper story of the building will be used by Haman as a residence.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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