Piecing together postal history in Fredericksburg
Provisional stamp offers example of wartime adaptability – ADELE UPHAUS The Free Lance–Star – Aug 27., 2023 TOP: The best known example of Fredericksburg's 1861 5-cent provisional stamp, issued by postmaster Reuben Thom, on a letter, from the collection of Keith Littlefield. KEITH LITTLEFIELD PHOTOS It was the summer of 1861 and Fredericksburg's longtime postmaster, … Read more
Community Comes Together 1968
A quiet three-block march and a packed memorial service at St. George’s Episcopal Church were held in tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. on April 7, 1968—three days after the civil rights leader was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn. The sidewalk processional began with about 350 people outside Mount Zion Baptist Church and swelled to an estimated 500.
Rev. William Meade Clark, 18th Rector at St. George’s: Dec. 1890 – Aug. 31, 1896
By Trip Wiggins
Born: 5 May 1855/Halifax Co., VA son of Rev John T Clark/Mary Wilson
Marr. First Laura M Walker 8 June 1881 in Fairfax Co., VA (she died 1883)
Following her death he married again to Mary Alice Peirce on 7 Dec 1899 in Lancaster Co., VA
Died 29 Apr 1914/Richmond, VA
Buried with his wife in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.
18th St. George’s Rector
Getting Started in St. George's History - 6 essential resources
Selections from several categories of our history.
McGuire served all 3 churches over the course of 45 years. He is probably the most influential of all our rectors in all phases of ministry from preaching, teaching, and outreach. Trip Wiggins, our archivist, wrote this for a Sunday school class and has been teaching classes for years
Faulkner served St. George's for 30 years from 1946-1976. During these years racial policies were paramount, especially 1954, in the year of Brown vs. Board of Education, Faulkner was challenged by the Vestry on the role of Blacks in our service. He was able to move St. George's toward racial justice that other rectors would further