April 1, 1950. Betty Brown boards a ship in New Orleans and sails for Honduras, where she will begin 22 years as a missionary.
April 3, 1917. The death of Bishop Milton Wright, father of the Wright Brothers.
April 5, 1920. The marriage of Lloyd and Eula Eby.
April 5, 1812. Francis Asbury and Henry Boehm speak at a memorial service for Martin Boehm.
April 7, 1968. Dedication of Washington Gardens church in Jamaica.
April 7, 1839. Birth of Bishop Halleck Floyd.
April 8, 1808. Birth of Bishop William Hanby, rescuer of fugitive slaves.
April 9, 1944. Five missionaries leave for Sierra Leone.
April 9, 1979. Missionary Shirley Fretz cleared of charges in Sierra Leone car death.
April 12, 1799. The birth of Lydia Sexton, who became of the first female United Brethren ministers.
April 14, 1890. The birth of Y. T. Chiu, a brilliant scholar who blazed our trails in Asia and established Hong Kong Conference.
April 15, 1997. The death of Elen Bowman, who served 11 years as a missionary in Sierra Leone.
April 17, 1948. Olive Weaver begins 20 years as a missionary educator in Sierra Leone.
April 18, 1925. Clarence Carlson boards a ship for Sierra Leone, where he will ultimately spend five terms.
April 19, 1952. The death of Judith Eby at age 26 from a brain tumor.
April 19, 1929. Ellen Rush concludes six years of missionary service at Minnie Mull school in Sierra Leone.
April 20, 1944. DeWitt Baker, a young Naval pilot patrolling the Atlantic Ocean from Brazil, meets five UB missionaries headed for Sierra Leone.
April 22, 1981. Ground broken for Baker Hall at Huntington College.
April 23, 1956. Honduras Conference is officially organized by Bishop Ezra Funk.
April 26, 1823. The story of Bishop Horace Barnaby, born on this date.
April 27, 1768. The death of Susan Otterbein, married just six years to UB founder William Otterbein. He remained single the rest of his life.
April 28, 1869. The inspiring, tragic, yet ultimately victorious story of Oliver and Mahala Hadley, early missionaries to Sierra Leone. Oliver died on this date a few days after returning from Africa.
April 30, 1989. The murders of four members of the Pelley family in the parsonage of Olive Branch UB church in Lakeville, Ind.