Afro American Newspaper Jan 8,1927
Community section article of Ridgely, Maryland
Replanted Zion M.E church, Rev. J. H. Stevenson, pastor. On Saturday morning union services were held at Trinity A.M.E. church, Rev. T.F. Chaney, pastor. The history of the birth of the Christ Child was given in a gospel message by the pastor, Replanted Zion M. E. church Rev. Stevenson. Saturday evening between six or seven, the members from both churches met in town and sang Christmas songs around the community Christmas tree in commemoration of the birth of Christ. Many whites were present to hear the singing, in spite of the increment weather.
Replanted Zion M. E. church was my father’s and his parents home church in Ridgely.
My paternal ancestors were listed in the same article about town visitors or trips.
Elwood Mason of Wilmington, Del. visited his mother Mrs. Ella Cephas.
Misses Mary Blake and Reba Dunn of Philadelphia, visited their aunt and mother, Mrs. Hattie Stanford.
Mrs Maggie Seth, of Philadelphia visited her mother and sister, Mrs. Sarah Flamer and Mrs. Amanda Henry.
Wilson Downes and Mrs. Hattie Stanford are home after several weeks in Philadelphia and Germantown.