Sarah E. Farris

Genealogy Worksheet
Jane Mason, September 5, 2004

Sarah Emily "Emma" Farris (1)
B 19Mar1857 (1) Page county IA
D 6July1944 Oakland, Alameda county CA (2) buried Lower Lake cemetery Lake county CA (8)
Parents Young and Mary "Polly" Dunbar Farris (11)

M 17Dec1878 (3)
William A. Clayton
B c1848 IN (4) 12Apr1848 (12)
D  24Dec1883  Modesto, Stanislaus county CA (12)
Parents probably Simeon D. and Anna White Clayton (13)

2 Anna Edna 1880-1953
2  Winifred 1882-1907 (8)

"Clayton - In Oakland, July 6, 1944, Sarah Emily, beloved mother of Edna Clayton Orr; a native of Iowa, 
aged 87 years.  Friends are invited to attend the funeral service Saturday, July 8, at 11a.m. at the Fruitvale 
Chapel of the Clarence N. Cooper Mortuary, 1380 Fruitvale Avenue."(2)

CLAYTON - At Modesto, December 24, W. A. Clayton, a native of Indiana, aged 35 years, 
8 months, and 12 days. (Nevada papers please copy)(12)

1880 CA San Francisco, San Francisco   one child and nephew C. W. Stockton, son of Nancy(4)
1892 CA Lake county land transactions(9)
1900 ID  Latah county, Moscow  ID(5)
1903 WA  King county, West Seattle with daughter Edna (14)
1905  CA  Santa Cruz county CA with daughter Edna (14)
1910   CA Santa Cruz county, Santa Cruz in home of daughter Edna(6)
1920  CA Oakland county, Brooklin twp…Sarah is enumerated with her daughters family(7)
1930  CA Alameda county Oakland enumerated as Sarah with her daughters family(10)

(1)	CA death index gives full name
CA Death Index 
Clayton Sarah Emily  19Mar1857 Dunbar Farris  Iowa  Alameda  6Jul1944 87y
(2)	Obituary Oakland Tribune (CA) 7July1944 pD21
(3)	 Lake County Marriage Index,  Book 1 P 296
Farris, Emma 21, IA m W. A. Clayton  17Dec1878
(4)	1880 CA R77 SanFrancisco county San Francisco 6Eva St  Ward 11 E.D159P184L20 
Wm A. Clayton 32 IN AL  US  works for telephone company
S.E. 23 IA  KY  IN
A. E. 1 mo CA 
C. W. Stockton nephew 16 OR  IL  IN  in school
(5}  1900 Census, Latah County, West Moscow Precinct, ED 71, page 6B 
Clayton, Sarah E. March 1857 43 Widow married 5 years 2 children 2 living IA KY IN  
Ana E. April 1880 20 Single CA IN IA Student 
Winifred F. May 1882 18 Single CA IN IA Student 
(6)	1910 CA R106 Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Ward 3  E.D128P6B L58
James B. Orr  44  head  married 6y  Can Can Can  minister
Edna C.  29  wife  married 6y  Children 2/ living 2  CA  IN  IA
Dorothea 5  WA
Winifred 9  CA
S. Emily Clayton MIL  23  Wd  Children 2/living 1  IA KY IN
(7)	1920 CA R91 Oakland county, Brooklin twp  ED225S4AL2
James R. Orr  53  imm1882 nat.1902  minister Can Can Can
Edna 39  CA
Dorthea  15  WA
Winifred  10  CA
James C.  8  CA
Eliz  4  CA
Sarah Clayton  63  MIL   IA
(8) Material collected during visit to Lake County Genealogy and Historical Society and the Lower Lake 
cemetery. Gravestones noted. A picture has been found showing two teenage girls labeled Edna and 
 (9)  Land transactions, Lake county
120N 60W sec005   
3/26/92  Sarah E. Clayton  
120N 60W sec006   
3/26/92  Sarah E. Clayton  
120N 60W sec008 
(10) 1930 CA Alameda county Ashland 1520 76th Ave  ED144P25BL27
James B. Orr  63  married at 36  Can Can Can  minister Congregational 
Edna C.  49  married at 23  CA  IN  IA
Dorothea  25  WA
Winifred  20  CA
Clayton  18  CA
Bonnie E. 14  CA
Sarah E. Clayton  MIL  73  wd  married at 21  IA  KY  IN
(11) Lake County CA Superior Court, #277 filed 25Feb1889, Probate for the estate of Young Farris 
– Emma Clayton, aged 32 years
(12) San Francisco Call, 26 Dec 1883, page 4
(13) 1850IN  Washington county Washington  P327L38
Simeon Clayton 39 farmer  NC
Ann 25
Ruth A.  3
William A.  2
Louisa A.  11/12
Clayton and Allied Families
Tony Clayton  update 21Aug01
Simeon D. Clayton
B 7Dec1810 Roxbora, Person county NC
D 11Feb1892 VanMeter, Lawrence county IA
M 6Feb1845 IN
Anna White 
Ruth Ann  7Jan1847
William Alexander  12Apr1848
Louisa Adeliade  16Jan1850
Susanna Marie  12Nov1851
Lewis Woody  20Aug1853
John Daniel  7Dec1855
Elmira Jane 22Oct1860
(14)  notes from Book I, 1899-1914  West Seattle Congregational Church [currently the Admiral 
Congregational Church]

B18Apr1880 SanFrancisco CA
D 3Apr1953 Alameda Oakland CA
M  3June1903  Wallace, Shoshone county ID
James Burmash Orr (full name found on birth registration of dtr Winifred, Santa Cruz courthouse book 
1P178)(death record shows Burwash)
B 6June1866 Canada
D 3Oct1953 Alameda county
In the 1920 census, James is listed as a Canadian, immigrating in 1882 and naturalized in 1902.  He is 53 and 
a minister .

the Catalogue of Students at the University of Idaho 1898 - 1902. 
1897 - 1898 
Anna Edna Clayton of Moscow
Anna Edna Clayton of Moscow

the Western States Marriage Index, LDS 
ID Number 133365 
Grooms First Name James B. Grooms Last Name ORR 
Grooms Residence 
Brides First Name Edna Brides Last Name CLAYTON 
Brides Residence 
County of Record Shoshone Co., Idaho 
Place of Marriage Wallace Date of Marriage 03 Jun 1903 
Volume 3 Page 50 

CA Death Index - rootsweb

"Orr-In Oakland, April 3, 1953, Edna Clayton Orr, beloved wife of Rev. James B. Orr; loving mother of 
Mrs. Paul Bowerman, Mrs. William O. Cheny, J. Clayton Orr and Mrs. Clarence G. Carlson; dearly beloved 
grandmother of 10 grandchildren.  A native of San Francisco, California.  Private funeral services were held 
at Grant Miller Mortuaries April 4, 1953."
Oakland Tribune (CA) 5April1953 p C6

CA Death Index

Oakland Tribune, Monday, October 5, 1953: 
Obit - page 37 
Orr - In Oakland, October 3, 1953, Rev. James B. Orr, husband of the late Edna Clayton 
Orr; loving father of Mrs. Paul Bowerman of Pasadena, Mrs. William O. Chaney, Mrs. 
Clarence Carlson of Pasadena and J. Clayton Orr. Ten grandchildren survive; a native of 
California; aged 87 years, 3 months, and 27 days. Friends are invited to attend services at 
the East Oakland chapel of Grant Miller Mortuaries, 2372 East 14th Street, Oakland, 
Wednesday, October 7, 1953, at 11 o'clock a.m. Rev. Ralph C. Waddell officiating. 

Article - page 4 
Rev. Jas. B. Orr Funeral to Be On Wednesday 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday for the Rev. James B. Orr, 87, retired 
pastor of the Fruitvale Congregational Church and an Oakland resident for more than 40 
years, who died Saturday. 
Rev. Mr. Orr, who was a native of Toronto, Ont., was pastor of the Fruitvale church for 10 
years before he retired in 1947 and an ordained minister for over 50 years. 
He was the pastor of the Boulevard Congregational Church (now thePilgrimCongregational 
Church) and the Myrtle Street Congregational Church before he went to the Fruitvale 
Rev. Mr. Orr graduated from the Chicago Theological Seminary and served churches in 
Benicia, San Francisco and Santa Cruz before coming to Oakland. 
He was an honorary member of a number of civic and fraternal groups and was a frequent 
speaker at meetings before his retirement. 
Rev. Mr. Orr, who lived at 7520 Ney Avenue, is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Paul 
Bowerman, Sierra Madre; Mrs. William Cheney, San Leandro; and Mrs. Clarence G. Carlson, 
Pasadena; one son, J. Clayton Orr, a prominent Oakland attorney and president of the Civil 
Service Commission, and 10 grandchildren. His wife, the late Edna Clayton Orr, died in April. 
Services will be held at the Grant Miller Mortuaries, 2372 East 14th Street. Interment will be 
in Santa Cruz. 
NOTE:  For additional material re James Orr’s career see the end of the worksheet.

3  Dorothea 1904-1983
3  Winifred 1909-1962
3  James Clayton  1911-1994
3  Bonnie Elizabeth  1915-1982

B 6Oct1904 Seattle, King county WA 
D 12July1983 LosAngeles CA; 
M Paul Bowerman
D possibly 15Jan1992  Los Angeles CA

Seattle Post Intelligencer Sunday 9Oct1904 page 11
West Seattle October 8th –
Rev. Orr is the happy father of a fine daughter who arrived last 

CA Death Index 

No obituary in LA Times for Dorothea Orr Bowerman.

No obituary in LA Times for Paul Bowerman.

B 17July1909 
D 19Aug1962 Oakland Alameda county CA; 
William Owen Cheney
The following data would appear to be re Winifred’s husband.
B  15Nov1902  CA
D  6Mar1986 Yuba county CA
Parents Eston and Elsie Lamb Cheney

CA Death Index 

"Cheney, Winifred O., in San Leandro, August 19, 1962, beloved wife of William O. Cheny..  A native of 
California; aged 53 years.  A member of the International Order of Foresters.  Will in favor of University of 
California Medical School.  No services.  Contribution to the American Heart Fund appreciated."
Oakland Tribune 20Aug1962

Is this William, Winifred’s husband?
California Death Index: 
Cheney, William Owen b. 15 Nov 1902 California d. 6 Mar 1986 Yuba County mother's 
maiden name, Lamb Cheney, 

Marysville Press Democrat, 12 Mar 1986  
William O. Cheney  Memorial services are planned Saturday for William O. 
Cheney, 83,  of Penn Valley, who died Thursday in Beale Air Force Base 
A retired U.S. Navy commander, he had for 20 years been a chief of  
research for 20 years for the Pacific Gas and Electric Co.  Born in  
Oakland, he had lived here for the past 18 years.    
He was a member of the Fleet Reserve.  
Survivors include his wife,  Madeline Cheney of Penn Valley; and a 
sister, Eston Cheney of the  Bay Area.    
Memorial services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Lipp and Sullivan  
Chapel.  Memorials to charities of choice have been suggested by the  

1910 CA Alameda Oakland 7Wd R71 P148  L61
William P. Lamb H 60 M35y MI Engl Engl  bookkeeper advertising
Alice F. wife  55 m 35y 1/1 MA MA MA
Eaton S. Cheney SIL 35 M 8y N.D. CT CT  proprietor advertising Co.
Elsie L. dtr  30  m8y 2/2 CA MI MA
William O.  gson 7 CA
Eaton S. gson 2 6/12  CA

1930 Census, California, Alameda County: 
Cheney, Eston S. 56 married at age 30 b. Iowa Photographer, Fish and Game Comm. 
Elsie wife 50 married at age 24 b. CA Author ? 
William son 25 single b. CA Civil Engineer 
Eston S. son 20 single b. CA Clerk, Ins. Co. .

Oakland 1933 phone book
E. S. 1825 5th Av
Cheney Photo Adv Co 1825 5th Ave
W. O. 1636 High

CA Death Index

Cheney, Eston S. b. 7 Jul 1907 California d. 12 Jan 1992 San Francisco mother's maiden 
name, Lamb

B 10Aug1911 
D 10Dec1994 Oakland Alameda county 
Helen Kittle

4 son
4 James David 1943-1973
4 daughter

CA Death Index 

No obituary in the Oakland Tribune for James Clayton Orr.

J. Clayton Orr was, in 1962, Board Chairman of Stiles Hall at UC Berkeley, which must have 
an auditorium, and got involved in a major free-speech issue. Details are on the California 
OnLine Archives, searce text area for Clayton Orr. 
Email of 2Jul04 from a great granddaughter of Sarah Emily -
"James Clayton Orr was my mother's brother.  He was married to Helen Kittle Orr for 29 years 
before they divorced.  They had three children - ____, James David (deceased) and ___.  
Uncle Clayton was a prominent Oakland attorney with an interest in industrial real estate, in 
potential recreational areas, and in selective rural development.  He busied himself with 
local politics, with interracial organizations and was the first white man on the local board of 
the NAACP, a member and ultimately chairman of the Civil Service Board, and he was 
active in the Brotherhood of Christians and Jews as well as his own church.  

4  son
4 James David	
CA Birth Index
James David Orr  25Feb1943  mother Kittle Alameda
CA Death Index
James D. Orr  25Feb1943 CA - 20May1973 Alameda

4 daughter

B Nov1915 CA  
D 22Dec1996 ContraCosta county CA buried Lower Lake cemetery Lake county CA
M Clarence G. Carlson
B 22Feb1913 AK
D 6June1982 Solano county CA

Material collected  during visit to Lake County Genealogy and Historical Society and the Lower Lake 
cemetery noted gravestones --
Clarence G. Carlson 1913-1982 
Bonnie E. Carlson 1915-1996 

CA Death Index 

No obituary in the Oakland Tribune or the Walnut Creek, Contra Costa 
county paper for Bonnie Orr Carlson.

CA Death Index 

B 7May1882 California
D 18Dec1907 Seattle, Kin g county Washington 
gravestone 1882-1907, Lower Lake Cemetery, Lake county CA

Washington State Board of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics Certificate of Death
#1151/file #1127/registration #1154
King county City of Seattle
Seattle General Hospital
Sex: Female
Color: White
Date of Birth: May 7, 1882
Age: 25y, 7m, 12d
Marital: Single
Birthplace:  California
Father: W. A. Clayton  Birthplace: Indiana
Mother: S. E. Ferris [sic]  Birthplace: Iowa
Occupation: Secretary
Informant:  G. S. Peterkin  Seattle, Wash.
Date of Death:  December 18 1907
I hereby certify that I attended deceased:
December 16 1907 to December 18 1907
death occurred on the date above at 9 P.M.
the cause of death
embolism of the pulmonary artery with contributory - operation for appendicitis
Place of burial:  cremation
Undertaker: Bonney-Watson Co.

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer (WA)  20December1907  page 4
CLAYTON - In this city, December 18, 1907, Winifred Clayton, aged 25 years.  Announcement of funeral 
hereafter.  Remains at the new parlors of Bonney-Watson Company, Third avenue and University street.
[I checked the newspapers through 24Dec but found no further notice of funeral arrangements]

the Catalogue of Students at the University of Idaho 1898 – 1902
1897 - 1898 
Winifred Clayton of Moscow
Winifred Farris Clayton of Moscow
Winifred Clayton Piano and Voice   Moscow

1907 Polk Seattle Directory p326
Winnifrid (sic) F. Clayton stenographer Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition
residence 715 7th Ave

1908 Polk Seattle Directory p344
Winifred F. Clayton  secretary  G. S. Peterkin
board F706 9th Ave
Attempting to locate Sarah Emily and daughters c1900 –
San Francisco City Directory 
1882 - Clayton, William A., foreman, Pacbell Telephone Co. r. 1861 1/2 Stevenson 
1883 - Clayton, William A., construction foreman, same as above. 
There is also listed a Sarah Clayton, widow, 647 Natoma 
1884 - Clayton, Sarah Mrs. 1120 Mission, no William A. in the directory (he died in 
December, 1883, and the directory was published in April of the listed year) 
1885 - Clayton, Sarah, widow, 322 7th 
1886 - No Sarah Clayton 
1887 - No Sarah Clayton 
1890 - Clayton, Sarah Mrs. Nurse, St. Mary's Hospital, no address 
1895 - Park Congregational Church, corner of Fell and Baker Streets, Pastor is Houlding. 
Listed is Sarah F. Clayton, widow, 212 1/2 Noe, no James Orr 
1896 - Rev James B. Orr, r. 1010 Page, Pastor Park Congregational Church, corner of Fell 
and Baker. No residence at church, just a study. And, there is no Sarah Clayton in the SF 
1897 - ditto on James; no Sarah. 
1896 – 1902 Sarah and daughters located in Moscow Idaho attending University of Idaho

NOTES re career of James Orr:

from the history of the First Congregational Church of Santa Cruz
The Rev. James B. Orr (1898-1900 and 1907-1912 

Whether present members  of the church knew him in person or only by 
reputation, there appears to be no question in anyones mind but that 
James B. Orr was a highly stimulating personality.

After his first Sundy in the Santa Cruz pulpit, the "Sentinel" carried a 
glowing account of this new shepherd of the flock. We quote about one-
third of this news story: 

"Rev. Jas. B. Orr, whom the First Congregational Church of Santa Cruz 
has decided to engage as its future pastor, delivered his first two 
sermons at the church Sunday. In appearance, as well as oratorical 
ability, Rev. Mr. Orr proved himself well adapted to inspire respect and 
affection, such as any congregation should always bear towards its 
minister, thus promoting the union which should exist between a pastor 
and his parish. "

As a speaker Mr. Orr fulfills those requirements demanded by the younger 
church goers. The young ladies and gentlemen who are attracted by 
graceful delivery and plain statements, as well as a distinguished 
appearance, will find in Mr. Orr an ideal minister. The men whom it is 
so difficult to convince that they may gather information and knowledge 
in the church, will certainly not fail to give their attention to this 
young man, whose sermons are saturated with wisdom, whose phrases 
breathe devout principles, whose logic penetrates to the heart, and 
whose utterances bespeak sincerity and a true Christian spirit.  

"There can be not the slightest doubt that Mr. Orr will infuse life and 
activity into the church, and that his beneficial influence will cause a 
revolution which will tear the church out from the temporary inactivity 
which existed since Rev. Mr. Taylor's departure. May his efforts be 
crowned with success!" 

James Orr came from the Park Congregational Church of San Francisco, 
beginning his duties in August 1898, over four months after Mr. Taylor 
had left, hence the reference to a lapse between the pastorates. 

Another splendid appreciation of the Rev. Mr. Orr appeared in the 
"Sentinel" in late June, 1900 at the end of a story of the early pastors 
of the church, presumably written by Duncan McPherson, editor: 

"The last pastor, the Rev. J. B. Orr, who starts at once for the East 
and Europe, probably never to return, although his congregation has 
unanimously refused to accept his resignation, has toiled in the Santa 
Cruz vineyard for less than two years, yet his success has not been 
surpassed, or equaled, by any of his predecessors. During the last two  
years the church has grown largely in membership and interest, only to 
be exceeded in growth by the Sunday-school, and one-half of the church 
indebtedness has been paid off within a year. At no time has Mr. Orr 
been more universally popuilar with all classes of his church and  
congregation, and at no time in the future could he sever his connection 
and create a greater void than his departure this week will. Only long 
years of acquaintance and friendship produce stronger ties than now 
exist between leave-of-absence pastor and people." 

After completing the special assignments named, Mr. Orr returned to the 
West and for a time was pastor of West Seattle Congregational Church. In 
1907 he came for his Second pastorate here, just in time to arrange for 
the Golden Jubilee of the church in September 1907, when several former 
pastors came to participate in one of our most elaborate anniversaries. 
(See chapter 7.) About this time the second floor was put in over the 
old Sunday School room, improving the school equipment and providing an 
excellent social hall. In 1908 the East Side Chapel on Hammond Avenue 
was acquired, the lot being given by Mrs. J. S. Greene. For many years 
our church maintained a Sunday School there. Another improvement 
introduced by the Rev. James Orr was the change to the modern use of 
individual communion cups. His productive leadership lasted well through 
the year 1912. 	

Santa Cruz Daily Sentinal
I did find the front page "Farewell" article, mostly covering the same ground, and all his 
good works, and all the people who gave "vocal selections", and who made the cake and 
icings. "The members of his Sunday School class gave him a pair of field glasses, saying 
that through them they hoped he would be able to see his way back to Santa Cruz."  

A couple of items of interest... "The Christian Endeavor Society and the Sunday School 
teachers drew up very kind resolutions, expressing the hope that he would return after his 
year's leave of absence." 

 And, "He will go almost directly to New York, from where he will sail for London, to attend 
the international Christian Endeavor convention. He has not definitely decided on his work 
after his return to America." 

I also found an article printed in the Santa Cruz Sentinal on February 19, 1907 reprinting an 
article in a Seattle newspaper which praised Orr for his fine work there. The Seattle article 
also had a paragraph on Mrs. Orr's work with the women's church group and the social 

West Seattle Congregational Church
"Book I 1899-1914"
Page 1
James B. Orr  18Oct1903 - 31Dec1906  Recalled to former pastorate at Santa Cruz 

Page 35
Members Received:
James B. Orr  3Jan1904  by letter from 1st Congregational Church of Santa Cruz 
Edna Clayton Orr  3Jan1904  by letter from th 1st Presbyterian Church of Moscow 
Page 36
Mrs. S. Clayton  1Jan1905  by letter

Page 46
Members Removed:
J. B. Orr  2Apr1907  to Congregational Church of Santa Cruz California
Mrs. J. B. Orr   same entry
Mrs. Clayton     same entry

Page 100
Church committee minutes:
"The Church Committee then reported upon a pastor recommending the calling of 
Rev. J. B. Orr, Wallace Idaho, whom we had the pleasure of hearing the previous 
Sunday favorably impressing all who heard him.  He was unanimously elected by 

Page 101
Church committee minutes:
West Seattle Wash., September 9th 1903
A meeting of the members of the West Seattle Congregational Church was called by 
the Clerk for 8 o'clock Sept 9th 1903. .........

The Clerk read the following letter from Rev. J. B. Orr:
"Your letter of August 26th expressing to me the call of the Congregational Church of 
West Seattle received.  For some time God has told me I would labor for Him on 
Puget Sound.

I did not know just where but when I saw your work and its opportunity I felt this is 
my parish.  The success of our labors depends upon the blessing of God and the 
hearty cooperation of His people.  I trust you are calling me to lead the Church into 
large activity.  The renumeration is smaller than I am accustomed to receive but I join 
in your sacrifice for the good of our divine cause.  The church no doubt will grant me 
a months vacation each year.  It will be the middle of October before I can leave the 
work here.

I accept the call of the chuirch and crave your prayers that God will richly bless 
people and pastor.
I am sincerely yours, J. B. Orr"
And checking on Wallace Idaho on the internet I came up with
(from the History of North Idaho, page 1033)
In December, 1902, the Wallace Public Library, near the corner of Sixth and Bank Streets, 
was opened with pleasing demonstrations. To the effort of Rev. J.B. Orr, pastor of the 
Congregational Church, the foundation and success of this institution are due and he, at 
present, donates his services as librarian. At its inception, he paid the first month's rent, $30. 
On going to a coal dealer, he was informed that the dealers in the city would undertake to 
heat the building gratuitously. Thus it was with the electric light company, and Mayor 
Connor's suggestion that Mr. Orr apply for aid in paying the rent met with a cheerful 
response from the city council. Contributions of books flowed in, Mr. Orr taking the initiative 
with a liberal donation of volumes, and he was followed by the Episcopalians, who placed a 
generous addition in the city library. A free traveling library is sent out from the parent 
institution. No fees are charged for the use of books. Two committees are assisting in this 
commendable work, the male members being representatives of fraternal societies in the 
city. ... the library contains over 1,000 volumes, and the patronage of Wallace and 
surrounding country is increasing

A book at the library entitled Till Time Be Conquered by Elizabeth Montgomery gives 
the history of the first fifty years of the Alki Congregational Church.  Alki was a tiny 
community over by the then West Seattle village.  You could reach it by going 
around the point by boat or you could trek by foot or horse through the heavy forrest 
on a trail that went up then down.  Close as the crow flies but remote secondary to 

page 12
"By common consent the Congregational denomination was chosen.  Its emphasis 
on Faith, Freedom, and Fellowship appealed to the majority.  In Congregationalism 
they would be free to interpret God's Word in their own individual ways.  The Church 
Extension Society was asked to supply ministers for the new congregation. 
During the summer of 1907 regular preaching services were held in the little day 
school.  Mr. Strong, Mr. Orr, and others took turns, making the long trip out from 
Seattle for the purpose."

An Illustrated History of Northern Idaho embracing Nez Perces, Idaho, Latah, 
Kootenai and Shoshone Counties, pbl Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903

"The Congregational church, of which Rev. J. B. Orr is pastor, is a thriving 
organization of five years/ growth.  Previous to 1898 Rev. Jonathan Edwards, at 
that time of Wardner, came occasionally to Wallace and preached to the 
Congregationalists, as did, also, Rev. Samuel Green, state Sunday school 
superintendent of Washington.  At present the Congregationalists are holding 
services in Masonic Temple and other halls, but in August they will occupy a new 
church building, now in process of erection,  corner of Fourth and Cedar streets, 
costing $3,500, exclusive of the lots.  One lot is reserved, adjoining the new church, 
on which will be erected a gymnasium and bath rooms. The Congregational Sunday 
school numbers seventy-five pupils.  On alternate Sundays Rev. Orr preaches at