building of the tower; Nathan Adams, in whose memory his wife and son endowed a free bed in the Springfield Hospital for the benefit of parishioners of Christ Church. And there are other names,—George W. Winchester, William Connor, Clark W. Bryan, for example,—but it is difficult to find a place to stop when one begins to name those whose lives have made the parish. Perhaps those who in God's sight did most will not be named at all."
Mr. Child always took an active interest in the Mission at Chicopee. At the earnest request of Westfield churchmen, he occasionally drove over there, and conducted services in a parlor. This Mission had been in existence since about 1789. Mr. Child's health failed while he was in Springfield, and he asked for a four months' leave of absence, hoping to regain strength with which to carry on his work. However he felt it necessary to resign, although he said, "After a term of service which has lasted for 7 ½years, I cannot contemplate such a step without great pain and grief of mind."
After leaving Christ Church, Dr. Child was rector, first, of a church in Brooklyn, N. Y., then of Zion's Church, Newport, Rhode Island. He resigned this charge, then founded and conducted a very successful school for boys, called "St. John's School," which became known for its high standard of scholarship. He continued this work until his death. A beautiful celtic cross in Pine Street cemetery, Springfield, marks his final resting-place.