William Carroll - Early Days

"I will ask you to look at some verses in the 9th Chapter of Matthew…in the early days of the work which dates back 50 years ago the emphasis was upon the teaching drawn from the Gospel of Matthew." (William Carroll, Easter Sunday Meeting--no date given)

"The early days" indicate there was a beginning, and an early stage of progression. Bill's comment helps us give a date range for "the early days." It is known that Bill Carroll died November 13, 1953. Fifty years before the year he died would be 1903. Therefore, the date range that can be calculated for "the early days," based on his comment would be 1903 thru 1897, depending on when he spoke this. Bill and his wife Maggie entered the work in 1903 according to the 1905 Workers List.