Memoirs of Lucas County and the City of Toledo; From the Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present, Including a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Representative Families Volume 1

Memoirs of Lucas County and the City of Toledo; From the Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present, Including a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Representative Families Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...and it is now taking an active part in the local and foreign fields. It is interesting to note that Miss Agnes Gale Hill, the first general secretary of the Toledo Association, is now National Traveling Secretary in India, where the work is carried on just as it is here. The work of the association is preventive and not rescue work. The beautiful memorial home, given by John T. Newton in memory of his wife, affords the girl, coming to the city as a stranger, a protection until she becomes acquainted. Besides this. is the religious, educational and industrial part of the-work. Clubs among all classes of girls are formed, many of them using the administration building weekly for club meetings, Bible classes, etc. That the work is practical may be seen by the classes in cooking, sewing, millinery, embroidery and china painting. A fine and well equipped gymnasium is open to members. These privileges are all to be had for one dollar per year. Looking at the plans for the future, it would seem as though the association was just beginning to reach out. The membership is now 1,800. The work of the Salvation Army in Toledo is but a repetition of their work all over the world. A branch of that aggressive religious body which was founded in London almost forty years ago, by Genearl Booth, it is engaged here in a work of rescue among the social and moral outcasts. Its peculiar methods of work appeal to many, and it may be justly said that it has reclaimed many men and women in this city that could not have been reached by other religious sects. The city of Toledo is a better place because of the zealous work of this organization, which progresses in the most systematic way. Besides the religious work, which was organized about twenty years ago, it...show more

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  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 581g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123689149X
  • 9781236891495