John Hyde was born in 1865 in Carthage, Illinois. His father was Reverend Smith Harris Hyde a Presbyterian. John Hyde and his brother Edmund attended seminary together. John looked up to and admired his older brother very much.
Jack Coe was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on March 11th, 1918. When he was age nine, his mother put him in an orphanage because she was going through severe hardship and was overwhelmed trying to raise her children. At age seventeen, he left the orphanage and began to drink and gamble, taking the same path of his father.
Billy Bray said, "My comrades used to tell me that was no religion, dancing, shouting, and making so much-to-do, but I was born in the fire and could not live in the smoke." William 'Billy' Trewartha Bray was born June 1, 1794, at Twelveheads, a village near Truro, in Cornwall, England. Billy Bray, this tin-mining, uneducated drunk would become a famous Methodist preacher known as "God's man with a shout."