As discussed in the previous post, Charles Henry and Rachel Adela were married at Emanuel Protestant Episcopal Church. Highlighted above is the two-family home on Gladstone where the family lived and the church on Eastern Ave. It would have been a short walk down Collins Ave. to reach the church.
The Church first appears in the Cincinnati City Directories in 1876. Several of the City Directory listings are included below:
The History of Cincinnati and Hamilton County published in 1894 by S.B. Nelson in 1894 listed the following Protestant Episcopal Churches in Cincinnati:
Not only did Charles and Rachel get married in this church, but all three of their children were baptized there. I contacted the Episcopal Diocese to see if there were any records for the Joneses in this church. Following a search, the archivist sent me this message:
We have one record book for the 1910-1920 period listing members, baptisms and confirmations. It included a note from an archivist in the 1940s that most of the parish records are lost.The church was torn down not long after 1920. This should be a surprise to no one, as its location on the banks of the Ohio River made it prone to yearly flooding.
|Current location of LeBlond Park with Highland School and St. Rose Church in the background.|
The church would have been in the approximate location of the soccer field. The river is just off to the right.