Members of the Powell, Butler, Stump, and Smith families dining outdoors. Includes: Alice "Aunt Allie" Butler; Dr. James Powell; "Aunt Maggie" Butler; "Aunt" Marititha Powell-Arant; Ira C. Powell; Mr. and Mrs. Smith (Bankers); Cassie Stump. Other individuals unnamed.
Reverend John E. Murphy was the first minister of the Monmouth Christian Church. He was a founder of the university and collected money for the college as he rode from county to county as a circuit rider. He donated ten plots of land to the school in its beginning. The plaque is located in the triangle of trees formed by the tennis courts, Old Physical Education, and Bellamy Hall.