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Tuesday February 21, 2017

Photo of Many Prominent 'Grant' Brethren

Very interesting photo that shows many of the well known American Brethren.




Tom said ...
Mr Fleming is probably a son of Inglis Fleming?
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 : 19:30
Amanda Napior said ...
Hi there,

Does anyone know when this photo was taken?

And/ or, might you know when A. E. Booth's Chart from Eternity to Eternity might have first been published? I recently acquired a print of a 7th edition from my mother, and I'm trying to figure out who some of Booth's contemporaries were, with whom he was studying and friends.

Many thanks,
Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017 : 16:10
Tom said ...
Hi Amanda,
Good question - I haven't been able to do this yet, but I think quite an accurate estimate of the date might be made from the age of those present. And from the photographers inscription it was probably at a meeting around that area in PA. I have quite a lot of letters from around that time in boxes waiting to be scanned so might find a reference to whatever meeting it was at some point.
There should be quite a bit of biographical info available on Booth I imagine as he was prominent in the meetings.
Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 : 20:21
Tom said ...
Some notes on this I was sent;
The owner of Claar Studios that produced the picture was owned by a brother in the meetings, Jesse Claar. His son Joe is still alive and in his 90s (I have met him a few times actually.)
"That picture may have been taken in Baltimore as some of the people were local there."
"B.C. Greenman, [in this picture] he is much younger than in a 1925 (approximately) photo I have."
The photo must be pre 1916 as that was when Paul Loizeaux died.
Somebody estimated 1900 or earlier.
Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017 : 21:50
Todd said ...
Any idea what number 3’s first name is and descendants ... Gorgas & son ?

I’m interested to know if Richard Gorgas (the singing pilgram) would be related.
Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 : 01:11
Tom said ...
Yes would be good to know who the Gorgases are on there .. I imagine R.K. Gorgas must be related as he is from the same area, and BTP publish one of his pamphlets.
Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 : 21:00
Michael said ...
A. E. Booth's chart went through several editions over five decades. I once saw a tattered 1905 edition he used which is conveys the basic points with only simple graphics. I use prints of the 1957 Loizeaux edition when I teach dispensational truth. That one was actually published after Mr. Booth's decease.

Mr. Joe Claar was principle to the publication of the two "The Serious Christian" series in the 1980's. I was told the series was stopped due to Joe's declining health.
Thursday, Jan 4, 2018 : 11:09
stan engle said ...
somewhere I have a hand painted chart that was given to me by Grace Loizeaux of Missouri who later moved to Storybook Lodge and remarried Ben Tuninga after being widowed.
Saturday, Jul 7, 2018 : 11:52
Paul Scanzillo said ...
I just saw this site. Who is the administrator of this please?
Monday, Dec 31, 2018 : 00:33
Tom said ...
Hi Paul, that's me I guess - you can email me at if you need to, or contact via the facebook page.
Best, Tom
Monday, Dec 31, 2018 : 04:38

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