This Day In History: 1922-01-23
The Rev. and Mrs. Simpson and their children arrived in town. He will begin his service at the Ramapo Reformed on Sunday the 26th. They received a shower of postcards from parishioners assuring them of a cordial welcome. Dr. A. Vannema, the former Pastor, who has been filling the pulpit until the Simpsons could arrive, gave his farewell sermon last Sunday. He is well liked by children and adults alike.
The Rev. Simpson was born in Philadelphia and educated at Rutgers and the New Brunswick Seminary. He is a past Grand of the I.O.O.F and Chaplain of his Masonic Lodge. He admits to being a baseball fan but says his hobby is hard work. The Simpson children are William Elmendorf, 13, named for his mother’s family from Ulster County, N. Y., Theda Lousie, 12 and Ruth Eileen., 6.