MORTON, CLARENCE A.

                    
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CLARENCE A. MORTON

 

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1. CARLTON BAPTIST CHURCH

A new church building was completed in Carlton in September, 1917 by J. L. Thompson. This was the last building Mr Thompson built before his death. The first couple married in the new church were Rev. Clarence Allen Morton and Miss Hallie Adams who were married 30 June, 1921 (Hamilton County Marriage Record Bk. 8, p. 169) by Roy S. Hollomon of Waco.

 

2. HAMILTON BAPTIST CHURCH/FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH HAMILTON
1922-1925, 1926-1927 (1929?)


3. HICO BAPTIST CHURCH/FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, HICO

1925-1926, (1929?)

 

4. HAMILTON BAPTIST CHURCH/FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH HAMILTON

 

 

A Funny Incident.

Blue Ridge Baptist Church hosted the 47th Annual Session of HCBA on August 22 to 24, 1923. It was at one of this early associational meeting that two mischievous church women (my grand aunts)--(Anna Jane Stribling and Sarah Bertie Sparks Grisham), served fried chicken gizzards to a visiting pastor (Clarence Allen Morton--pastor of Hamilton Baptist Church), who fondly loved these "delacacies." These ladies gathered the gizzards  of all 49 chickens which came to church that day and strung togetherthe  gizzards   with needle and thread, then placed the connected gizzards on a platter with some other pieces of chicken on top. The ladies took a platter of chicken to the gizzard-loving-preacher and asked if he would like a piece.  Spying a gizzard peaking out Bro. Morton inserted his fork into the protruding gizzard and immediately the lady withdrew the platter leaving this preacher holding a strand of 49 fried chicken gizzards.--Elreeta Weathers

 
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by Elreeta Crain Weathers, B.A., M.Ed.,  
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