Lewis Bradford Grogan
The Life Of Lewis B. Grogan
LEWIS B. GROGAN was born in Marion county, Missouri, in 1843; but moved with his parents to Fannin county, when ten years of age. He was baptized at the age of twenty-two. He was married in 1870 to Miss J. E. Bates, of Hunt county. He was educated at Carlton College, at Bonham, Texas. He has been preaching and teaching with success for a number of years. He is now at the head of a flourishing school at Lone Oak, Hunt county, Texas. Bro. Grogan is one of the editors of the Primitive Missionary.
-Scott, Laurence W. (editor), Texas Pulpit by Christian Preachers. St. Louis: Christian Publishing Company, 1888. Page 384.
In 1895 Lewis B. Grogan moved from Texas to the Indian Territory to work with the church in Chickasha. He started a school in Chickasha, Oklahoma in 1906. No list of students is extant. A number of preachers were educated there including A. J. Bradshaw. In 1906 he produced an unpublished volume entitled, "A Historical Sketch of the Missionary Work of the Christian Church in Indian Territory, from Its Beginning to September, 1906.” Typewritten. One copy is in the Seminary Library of Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma. Grogan served for a time as official evangelist of the Indian Territory Christian Missionary Cooperation.
-From Oklahoma Christians, by Stephen J. England, p.261
Directions To The Grave of Lewis B. Grogan
Lewis B. Grogan is buried in Chicasha, Oklahoma. SW of Oklahoma CIty, travel south on the I-44. NOTE: Part of this road is TOLL ROAD!!! Take some change! Take Exit 80/Hwy. 277 and turn right. Then turn left on Hwy. 92, W. Grand Ave. The cemetery will be on your right. Go to the end of the cemetery and turn right on S12th Street, and go to the other end of the cemetery and turn right on W. Alabama Ave. The office will be on the left. Enter the cemetery to the right and go to the left. Follow the road as it take a turn to the right. Stop the car and look in to your right. The Grogan monument will be about three rows in. Plot Info: Block 1, Lot 12
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Photos Taken February 24, 2012
Courtesy of Scott Harp
Web editor note: In February, 2012, it was my privilege to visit the grave of L.B. Grogan. I was invited to take part in the annual Affirming The Faith Lectureship in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Getting into the area early, I was afforded the opportunity to put about 2000 miles on a rental car in order to locate graves of gospel preachers and church leaders of yesteryear in a wide area. My fifth day I was able to visit the grave of L.B. Grogan.