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Seated next to his pulpit, the Rev. Judge Durham is awaiting services in early 1914. Brother Durham, as the congregation called him, traveled back and forth from Hayward to the town of Clay, where he would minister to the small church located on the outskirts of town. His commute took him from Hayward to Stockton, where he rode another train to Galt. Once there, Brother Durham rode the Amador Line to the small station at Clay. In June of 1914, Brother Durham died in a train accident between Clay and Herald.