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Dec 23

Astronaut Tom Marshburn Visits Statesville Library

Posted to Local History Notes on December 23, 2019 at 3:44 PM by Iredell County Public Library

The arrival of a new minister in town used to be front page news in Statesville. The following appeared in the Landmark on Aug. 10, 1950, “Rev. Robert J. Marshburn, the new pastor of the First Associate Reformed Presbyterian church of Statesville, arrived here Wednesday evening with Mrs. Marshburn and their year-old daughter (Margaret). Their furniture is arriving today and they are moving into the manse on Davie Avenue.” The happy young couple and their infant daughter moved into the First ARP parsonage at 510 Davie Avenue that had been purchased by the church in 1946. 

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