2020

Front Cover:  Rev. P. Gordon Gould, in 1950, while gathering support for Methodism’s Alaska Pacific University. See the article beginning on page 4.

 

THE CHRONICLE is published by the Historical Society of the Susquehanna Conference

of the United Methodist Church, 303 Mulberry Drive, Mechanicsburg PA  17050-3179.


 

THE CHRONICLE

 

Journal of the Historical Society

of the

Susquehanna Conference

of the

United Methodist Church

 

Milton W. Loyer

editor

 

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Volume XXXI                                                                                          spring 2020

 

Editor's Preface .......................................................................................................2

Notable Ancestors……………………………………………..…3

Peter Gordon Gould: Williamsport’s Missionary from and to Alaska……………4

by Robert W. Gould………………………………………………….4

Edwin Lincoln Eslinger: Dillsburg’s Quiet Ambassador………………………..17

by Joel N. Clary………………………………………………………….17

Rural Pastors...............................................................................29

Rev. Morris Howe………………………………………………………...……..30

Rev. Royal J. Kellogg…………………………...………………………….……38

Rev. Willis W. Willard Sr. ………………………………………………………44

Families………………………………………………………….46

The Klinefelters of York County………………………………………….……..47

The Beyers of Blair County…………………………………...…………………60

The Mowers of Franklin County……………………………………………..….72

Other Little Known Stories……………………………………85

Early American Methodism and Slavery…….……………………………..…...86

by Rev. A. Glenn Mower, Jr………………………….…………….…...86

Scranton’s Watson Avenue Church……………………………………………...90

by Thomas Morgan……………………………………………….……..90