Jesus with the Children

Luke 18:15-17 People were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them; and when the disciples saw it, they sternly ordered them not to do it. But Jesus called for them and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it."

 

The window depicting Jesus with the children was given in 1930 by Charles E. Doll Sr. and carries his name and that of his wife, Virginia T. Doll.

 

Charles E. Doll, Sr. was born November 27, 1882 in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Charles E. and Anna Taylor Doll. He dropped out of school in the 10th grade in order to support his mother and four sisters. He married Virginia Taylor Hamilton on May 20, 1903. She was the daughter of Columbus and Sarah Taylor Hamilton. Mrs. Doll died April 7, 1958.

 

Because of the business depression of 1907-08, the Mount Clemens Bathhouse industry suffered a tremendous loss of patronage. In an effort to attract industries to complement the baths, the Businessmen's Association decided to learn what they could about the pottery business. They sent a committee to Pennsylvania and Ohio to study the business. They decided to go ahead with plans to build a pottery. They raised $125,000 by selling stock.. Nine prominent Mount Clemens businessmen formed the Board of Directors. After much discussion, they selected Charles E. Doll, Sr. of Ohio as general manager. He supervised the building of the plant, and production began in January, 1915. The dishes were made one piece at a time. During World War I, the English clay and other supplies were increasingly difficult to obtain. When peace returned, it became apparent to Mr. Doll that making dinnerware by hand could not continue.

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