Saint Alphonsus will serve the colored parish in Wilson.

Bulletin of Catholic Laymen's Assoc of GA 4 25 1942

Southern Cross: Bulletin of the Catholic Laymen’s Association of Georgia, 25 April 1942.

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Saint Alphonsus youth group, circa 1942. R.C. Henderson is second left of the priest, Rev. Francis J. Walsh, at top. His sister Hattie Henderson Ellis is shading her eyes on the bottom row. Maggie Barnes Crawford (1893-1971) stands at far left.


Saint Alphonsus today, with the rectory beyond. (What happened to the belfry?)

A brief history of Saint Alphonsus Catholic Church may be found here. The congregation has merged with Saint Therese in Wilson.

Photographs in possession of Lisa Y. Henderson.


  1. Hi Lisa
    I was reading some of your awesome work, by clicking on each category. I came across the picture of Saint Alphonsus School youth group circa 1942. I saw a woman named Maggie Crawford. I’m in tears… Maggie’s father was Short W Barnes; who was the brother of my maternal great, great grandmother Jennie (Jenny)Barnes. Jennie Barnes married Edward (Eddie, Ed)Smith. I’m so thankful to put a picture with at least one of my 1800-1900s relatives.
    Thank you so much!
    Lois ARTIS Daniels


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