The Rev. Taber Knox resigned as pastor of the Warwick Reformed Church after a half century as pastor.

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“Warwick in History” – The Rev. Taber Knox resigned as pastor of the Warwick Reformed Church on this day in 1944. His period of service for 50 years was the longest in the history of the church. He had preached his first sermon in Warwick in 1894. the Rev. Mr. Knox’s keen civic interest in Warwick was shown in his activities throughout the years in the community. He had organized the first Boy¬†Scout Troop in Warwick in 1914 and served as its scoutmaster. He formed a weekday church school in 1923 in order that children not reached by Sunday school might receive religious instruction. Several times during his half-century as pastor, he cooperated with local Methodist and Baptist churches in evangelistic services.

While Mr. Knox served as chaplain during World War I, his wife, Ada Quimby Knox, often substituted for him in the pulpit. He was pastor emeritus until his death in 1949.