Kirkwood Timeline

Community and KUCC timelines

KUCC Events

Kirkwood Evangelical & Reform Church Founded

August, 1951

Kirkwood E & R Moves Worship to Office Building

October 7, 1951 - March 23, 1952

Lombardi-Brooks at 10406 Manchester Road, Kirkwood

Kirkwood E & R Women's Guild

November 14, 1951

KERC Property Purchased

January, 1952

Kirkwood E & R Constitution presented

March 27, 1952

Kirkwood E & R Choir Founded

September, 1952

Remodel

1995

Education Wing and Pastor's Office

ONA

April, 2007

KUCC Pastors

John. F. Schroeder, First Pastor of KERC Ordained

June 15, 1952

Otto Sommer

1961 - 1966

Exchange Pastor Arnd vonderHude

1965 - 1966

Interim Pastor Dr. Walter Wagner

October 6, 1968 - February 9, 1969

Larry Watson

February 9, 1969 - November 19, 1977

Eugene Ostendorf

9/1/78 - 7/31/07

Co-Pastor Mike Roth

9/1/96 - 6/11/02

Interim Dr. Hale Schroer

8/1/07 - 6/14/09

Betsy Happel

6/15/09 - Present

Kirkwood/Meacham Park Events

Kirkwood Founded

1853

Meacham Park Founded

1892

Kirkwood Train Station Complete

1893

Greentree Festival

1961

Meacham Park Fire kills five children

1966

mostly due to inadequate public fire department

Kirkwood Farmer's Market

1971

Kirkwood Annexes Meacham Park

1991

Joseph Long, Officer William McEntree - both die in Meacham Park

July 5, 2005

Joseph Long, 12, dies after reportedly delayed emergency service by police
Kevin Johnson, Joseph Long's stepbrother, shoots officer McEntree in response to his brother's death

Michael Devlin arrested

2007

Has kept two boys captive in his Kirkwood apartment, one of them for five years

Kevin Johnson Sentenced to Death

February 5, 2008

Kirkwood City Hall Shootings

February 8, 2008

Missouri Events

St. Louis Cholera Outbreak & Fire

1849

Battle of Wilson's Creek

August 10, 1861

Missouri in Confederate Control

Act of Succession Adopted

October 28, 1861

Battle of Pea Creek

March, 1862

Union Army drives Confederates out of Missouri

Missouri First State to Abolish Slavery

January 1865

St. Louis Suffrage Club Founded

1867

First in US

St. Louis Circuit Court upholds Denial of Women's Voting Rights

1873

Despite being the home of first female trial lawyer in US

Missouri Grasshopper Plague

1875

McDonnell Aircraft Founded

1939

Would become McDonnell Douglas in 1967

National Events

Dred Scott Decision

1857

Civil War Begins

1861

Women get the Vote

1919

Missouri is eleventh state to adopt

September 11

9/11/01

World Events

World War I

1914 - 1918

World War II

1939 - 1945