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Faith Hill Community Center (KY) Collection, 1889-1943 (bulk: 1931-1943), 1889

Part of Faith Hill Community Center (KY) Collection, 1889-1943 (bulk: 1931-1943)

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98SC192Guide to the Faith Hill Community Center (KY) Collection, 1889-1943 (bulk: 1931-1943)StaffSpecial CollectionsSpecial CollectionsKentucky History CenterKentucky Historical Society100 W. BroadwayFrankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931 USAPhone: (502) 564-1792, ext.4470Fax: (502) 564-4701URL: http://history.ky.gov/Kentucky Historical Societyn.d.Text converted and initial EAD tagging provided by Apex Data Services, March 2000.ENGGuide to the Faith Hill Community Center (KY) Collection, 1889-1943 (bulk: 1931-1943)Collection number:98SC192 Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsKentucky History CenterKentucky Historical Society100 W. BroadwayFrankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931 USAPhone: (502) 564-1792, ext.4470Fax: (502) 564-4701URL: http://history.ky.gov/Processed by: StaffDate Completed: n.d.Encoded by: Apex Data Services Copyright 2000 Kentucky Historical Society. All rights reserved.Faith Hill Community Center (KY) Collection, 1889-1943 (bulk: 1931-1943)98SC192Faith Hill Community Center, Breathitt County, Kentucky30 items, .5 c.f.Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections & Archives. Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931Access at KHS only. Use microfilm, transcriptions or images when available.Permission for commercial use must be requested from the Kentucky Historical Society Special Collections.[Identification of item], Faith Hill Community Center (KY) Collection, 1889-1943 (bulk: 1931-1943), 98SC192,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.Reverend Charles Graham and Margaret Kane Ranck, natives of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded church missions at Lucky Fork, Mistletoe, Ricetown, and Bee Branch, Kentucky, in the early 1930's. Mrs. Ranck was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Mr. Ranck was a veteran of World War I. They ministered the gospel in the mountains of Kentucky for over 37 years, then moved to Lexington in 1967. Rev. Ranck died on Christmas Day, 1972, at the age of 79. Mrs. Ranck died Feb. 12, 1978, at the age of 76.This collection consists of thirty items including letters, photographs, newsletters, a report card, and a birth announcement associated with the Faith Hill Community Center church mission in Breathitt County, Kentucky, and with its founders, Chester and Margaret Ranck. Their church was apparently unofficially Presbyterian. The letters, written by Margaret Ranck to Erma Hill (Mrs. Herbert W. Hill) from 1932-1943, discuss the activities of the community such as bible study, choir practice, and teacher training as well as difficulties in finding doctors, her work in the maternity ward and dispensary, problems travelling through the mountains, and local opposition from the "Holiness" or "Holy Rollers." Mrs. Ranck also discusses the death of her son Graham, who died in 1934 at the age of 2 1/2 years of scarlet fever. The birth announcement in this collection is for Graham (Chester Graham Ranck, Jr.), born March 22, 1932. The newsletters, dated 1931-1940, mostly concern holiday activities and news in the community. The photographs are of the Faith Hill Community Center, Morris Fork (or Lucky Fork), Kentucky, ca. 1933 and of the Ranck family, ca. 1932. The 1889 report card is for R.F. Hickerson of Russellville, Kentucky who attended Bethel College.Arrangement: Original order maintainedRanck, Margaret K. (Margaret Kane), ca. 1901-1978 -- Correspondence Hill, Erma -- Correspondence Women missionaries -- Kentucky -- Correspondence Missions, American -- Kentucky -- Breathitt County Mountain whites (Southern States) -- Missions -- Kentucky Presbyterians -- Kentucky -- Breathitt County Church newsletters -- Kentucky -- Breathitt County Black-and-white photographs Ranck, Chester G. (Chester Graham), 1893-1972 Faith Hill Community Center (Morris Fork, KY)

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