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CAMPBELL, ARTHUR WARD

 

Born: 11-11-1892  Washingtonville PA                     married: Susie Alice Long

Died: 12-30-1970                                                        obit:

 

1915    license, recommended by Nescopeck
1917    ordained deacon
1919    ordained elder

 

Interment: Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg PA
Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1971,357; Wyoming Conference 1971, 251

 

1915-17           Unityville
1917-20           Sonestown
1920-24           Dushore
1924-29           Bloomsburg
1929-34           Bellefonte
1934-41           Altoona Grace
1941-46           Mechanicsburg
1946-59           West Nanticoke and Ransom
1959                retired

 

Note: A. Ward Campbell is the son of Wesley J. Campbell

 


 

CAMPBELL, WESLEY JAY

 

Born: 9-23-1868  Liberty PA                                      married: Hattie Matilda Ward
Died: 9-22-1939  Lewisburg PA                                obit: 1950,96

 

1890    license, recommended by Flock's class of the Liberty circuit
1893    ordained deacon
1895    ordained elder

 

Interment: Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg PA
Obit: 1940,82


1891-93           Washingtonville
1893-05           Muncy Valley
1905-09           Glen Rock
1909-13           Altoona First
1913-17           Nescopeck
1917-19           Williamsport St. Paul
1919-23           superintendent, Williamsport District
1923-27           superintendent, Lewisburg District
1927-31           Berwick North
1931-38           York Bethlehem
1938                retired

 

Note: Wesley J. Campbell is the father of A. Ward Campbell.  A biographical sketch of W.J. Campbell is given in the 1939 History of the Central Pennsylvania Conference, page 333.


 

CARIS, DANIEL CLAYTON

 

Born: 6-4-1879  near Madisonburg PA                      married: Kathryn Amanda
Died: 8-27-1929  Williamsport PA                             obit: 1952,100

 

1907    license, East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

1909    ordained deacon, East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

 

Interment: Madisonburg Cemetery, Madisonburg PA
Obit: 1930,83


1907-10           Spring Mills
1910-13           Penns Valley
1913-14           located
1914-15           Birdsboro
1915-17           Penns Valley
1917-23           located

1923                transfer by denominational union to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1923-29           located
1929                Dushore



 

CAROTHERS, GEORGE.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:


1876    ordained deacon

Interment:
Obit:

 

1875-76           York circuit
1876-77           Big Springs
                        located

 

Note: George Carothers may be a nephew of Martin J. Carothers.



 

CAROTHERS, MARTIN JEFFERSON

 

Born: 8-14-1825  Plainfield PA                                  married: Elizabeth E. Weller
Died: 3-18-1897  Newville PA                                   obit: 1917,76

 

1846    license
1848    ordained deacon
1850    ordained elder

 

Interment: Prospect Hill Cemetery, near Newville PA
Obit: [1915,64]

 

1846-47           Bedford
1847-48           Somerset
1848-50           Perry
1850-52           Franklin
1852-54           Shrewsbury
1854-56           Franklin
1856-58           Cumberland
1858-60           Supernumerary
1860-61           Leesburg
1861-63           Shrewsbury
1863-65           Lock Haven
1865-66           Center
1866-68           New Berlin
1868-71           superintendent, Center District
1871-75           Lewisburg District
1875-79           Williamsport District
1879-80           York District
1880-81           Williamsport Bennet Street
1881-83           Conference agent for mission churches
1883-87           superintendent York District
1887-91           Lewisburg District
1891-95           Williamsport District
1895-96           Hagerstown
1896-97           Newville and Shippensburg
1897                retired

 

 

Note: Martin J. Carothers is the father of Amanda Elizabeth Carothers Dubs, wife of [Bishop] Rudolph Dubs (1837-1915) of the East Pennsylvania Conference.  A biographical sketch of M.J. Carothers is given in the 1939 History of the Central Pennsylvania Conference, page 312.

 

 



 

CASSEL, JACK HILNER

 

Born:                                                                           married: Linda _____
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1955    license, recommended by New Kingstown
1960    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1960-64           Hellam

1964-67           Hanover Grave & Green Springs

1967-70           Baltimore Immanuel

1970                transfer by boundary change to Baltimore Conference

1970-78           Rockland

1978-82           Walkersville

1982-87           Baltimore Fulton Siemers Memorial

1987-91           Ferndale

1991-92           Carroll's–Gills

1992-00           Carroll's–Gills & Stone Chapel

2000                retired



 

CHAMBERLAIN, A.J.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:


1920    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

                        Illinois Conference

1918                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference
1918-22           Espy
1922-26           York Zion
1926-29           Lewistown Trinity
1929-30           Mt. Holly Springs
1930                withdrew from the Church

 


 

CHAMBERLAIN, A.W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1894    license

Interment:
Obit:

 

1895-96           West Clifford (did not finish the year)

1896                name removed; page 68


 

CLAIR, JACOB W.

 

Born: 5-19-1826  Lancaster County PA                     married:
Died: 5-18-1903  Washington County MD                obit:

 

1858    license
1859    ordained deacon
1861    ordained elder

 

Interment: Hagerstown MD
Obit: The Evangelical June 11, 1903, page 381

 

1854-55           Buffalo
1855-56           Liverpool
1856-58           located
1858-59           Luzerne
1859-61           Franklin
1861-62           Center
1862-74           located
1874-75           Hagerstown
1875-76           Baltimore Mission
                        located to Washington County MD

                        active member of Mt. Zion church

 


 

CLARK, U.S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1891    license

 

Interment:
Obit:

 


 

CLINE, JERRY A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1962    license, recommended by Jersey Shore

1968    ordained elder

Interment:
Obit:

 

1962-64           Sonestown

1964-68           student, Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston IL

                            1964-65  assistant, Chicago IL Humboldt Park

                            1965-66  assistant, Oswego IL

                            1966-67  assistant, Milwaukee WI Memorial Community

                            1967-68  Greenville-Center WI

1968-70           Greenville-Center WI

1970-72           Northumberland Trinity

1972-75           Mifflinburg Wesley (ending 12/31/1974)

1975-77           Chambersburg St. Paul (beginning 1/1/1975, ending 11/26/1977)

1977-82           Huntingdon Twelfth Street

1982-86           associate, Camp Hill (beginning 9/1/1982)

1986-92           Berwick First

1992-96           Williamsport St. Paul’s (ending 5/1/2006)

1996-97           disability leave (beginning 5/1/2006)

1997-02           Loyalsock

2002                retired

                            2002-05  Flemington (ending 7/31/2005)

                            2007-08  Jersey Shore First (beginning 11/1/2007, ending 12/31/2008)



 

CLOSE, ROBERT LOUIS

 

Born: 11/5/1929  Ellerslie MD                                    married: Phyllis E. Oberholtzer
Died: 11/29/2008  Lewisburg PA                               obit:

 

1949    license, recommended by Ellerslie MD St. Mark's
1954    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: 2009,415

 

1951-59           Craley
1959-67           York Zion

1967-71           Carlisle First

1971-77           superintendent, Lewisburg District

1977-88           New Cumberland Trinity

1988-94           Williamsport First

1994                retired

                            1996-04  visitation pastor, Williamsport First

 

Note: Robert L. Close is the father of Cecily A. Eisley of the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church and of Christine B. Brinker, wife of David L. Brinker of the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church.


 

COLEMAN, ARTHUR BURRIS

 

Born: 2-26-1891  Burnham PA                                   married: Anna Sanders
Died: 6-21-1966  Harrisburg PA                                obit:

 

1917    license, recommended by Lewistown Grace

 

Interment: Mt. Rock Cemetery, Cumberland County PA
Obit: 1967,228

 

1917-18           Liverpool

1918                no longer listed

 

Note: A.B. Coleman was forced to leave the ministry for health reasons.  Mrs. Coleman is a sister to Frank. H. Sanders.


 

CONFER, EDWARD I.

 

Born: 1882                                                                  married: Nettie A. Catherman
Died: 11-16-1955                                                        obit: 1965, 106

 

1901    license

Interment: Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg PA
Obit: 1956,80

 

1903-05           Millmont
1905-08           located
1908-10           Lewistown and Burnham
1910                located

 

Note: E.I. Confer located for health reasons.

 


 

CONRAD, HIRAM

 

Born: 1833                                                      married: Mary Ann Dawson
Died: 1913                                                      obit: [1841 - ?]

                                                                        married 2: Hannah _____

1869    license                                                 obit2:
1871    ordained deacon
1873    ordained elder

 

Interment: St. Peter's Luth & Ref Cemetery, Lower Augusta twp, Northumberland Co PA

 
 
 
 
 
Obit:

 

1869-70           Lock Haven
1870-72           Buffalo
1872-75           York circuit
1875-76           Shrewsbury
                        located and moved to Florida

 

Note: Hiram Conrad is believed to be the namesake of Hiram Conrad Farley (1874-1950) of the Illinois Conference.

 


 

CONSER, ELDER THOMPSON

 

Born: 1-8-1839  Centre County PA                            married: Katherine J. McCauley
Died:                                                                           obit: [b. 1846]

 

1860    license

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

Note: Elder Conser is a nephew of Solomon L.M. Conser (1812-1896) of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  He moved west and was living in Ohio, where he met his wife, by 1864 and in Kansas by 1883 and in California by 1920.  He appears to have been in the banking business, and the degree to which he did any preaching is not known.  He is not known to appear on any list of Evangelical preachers or licentiates in Ohio or Kansas.


 

COOPER, LEWIS C.

Born: 7-20-1884                                                          married:
Died: 3-16-1949                                                          obit:

 

1907    license
1909    ordained deacon
1911    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: Ohio Conference 1949,79

 

1907-09           Unityville
1909-13           Burnham
1913-14           Bellwood
1914                transfer to Ohio Conference

 


 

CORLE, JONATHAN ABRAHAM

 

Born: 3-12-1895  Esplen PA                                       married: Beryl Edna Snyder
Died: 12-16-1962                                                        obit:

                                                                                    married2: Edna F. Louise Learn

1923    license, recommended by Northumberland    obit2:

1926    ordained deacon

1928    ordained elder

Interment: Riverview Cemetery, Northumberland PA
Obit: 1963,102

1924-26           Port Trevorton
1926-31           Perry circuit
1931-35           Ransom
1935-38           Espy
1938-44           Lock Haven Mission

1944-47           Sonestown

1947-55           Columbia circuit

1955-61           Milton St. Peter’s

1961-62           Buffalo Valley

 


 

COSTICK, WARREN WILMER

 

Born: 3-7-1925                                                            married:
Died: 4-11-2008                                                          obit:

 

1946    license, Allegheny Conference, recommended by Kephart Memorial (UB)
1954    ordained elder, Disciples of Christ Church

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1948                First Methodist
1948-49           Middleburg Salem

                        transfer” to the Disciples of Christ Church
1954-56           California PA  First Christian
1956-57           Espy circuit, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1957                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference of the EUB Church

1957-60           Espy circuit
1960-64           Wellsville

1964-65           Baltimore St. Matthew’s

1965-67           without appointment, by own request

1967                transfer to Ohio East Conference


 

COUP, P.W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1869    license
1874    ordained deacon
1876    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1873-75           Seneca
1875-76           Hughesville
                        withdrew

 


 

COURTER, J.E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1874    license
1876    ordained deacon

Interment:
Obit:

 

1875-77           Newberry and Duboistown
1877-87           Duboistown
                        located

 


 

COX, ALEXANDER

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1863    license

 

Interment:
Obit:

 


 

COX, JOHN B.

Born: 4-3-1826  Montour County PA                        married: Mary A. Eisenbrown
Died: 10-13-1892  Dushore PA                                  obit:

                                                                                    married2: Hannah Heppler [3/22/1862]

1846    license                                                             obit2:

Interment:
Obit:

 

1846-47           Gettysburg
                        located for health reasons

 

Note: John Bb. Cox is the father of William B. Cox.  An obituary for J.B. Cox appears in the 11/9/1892 issue of The Evangelical, page 359.

 


 

COX, WILLIAM BENJAMIN

 

Born: 5-9-1868  Dushore PA                                      married: Anna Mary Farley
Died: 8-28-1943  Lewisburg PA                                obit: 1939,83

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Cora Emenheiser

1892    license                                                             obit2:
1894    ordained deacon
1896    ordained elder

 

Interment: Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg PA
Obit: 1944,78

 

1892-94           Lewistown

1894-95           Mifflin

1895-97           Glen Rock

1897-01           Williamsport St. John’s

1901-02           Baltimore Grace

1902-04           York St. Paul’s

1904-08           Bellefonte

1908-09           Altoona First

1909-11           Lemoyne Grace

1911-12           Berwick West

1912-15           Berwick Bower Memorial

1915-18           Jersey Shore

1918-22           superintendent, Carlisle District

1922-24           Mechanicsburg

1924-25           Milton

1925-31           superintendent, Williamsport District

1931-35           executive secretary, Church Extension Society of the Evangelical Church

1935                retired

 

Note: William B. Cox is the son of John B. Cox.  A daughter of W.B. Cox is the wife of Rev. Charles V. Hassler (1896-1978) of the Presbyterian Church.  A biographical sketch of W.B. Cox is given in the 1939 History of the Central Pennsylvania Conference, page 334.  The first Mrs. Cox is a sister to Hiram (Harry) C. Farley.


 

CRALEY, BENJAMIN

 

Born: 3-31-1826                                                          married: Franey _____
Died: 8-10-1905                                                          obit:

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Margaret Baker Oberdorf

1870    license                                                             obit2:
1890    ordained deacon

Interment: Bethlehem [Stonepile] Church Cemetery, York County PA
Obit: 1906,71

 

Note: Benjamin Craley was a class leader at the Bethlehem [Stonepile] Church near Red Lion and served as a local preacher.  He was a farmer.


 

CRAMER, G.C.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Rosa Elsie Williams [1/14/1918]
Died:                                                                           obit: [9/18/1888 – 3/11/1973]

 

1916    license

Interment:
Obit:

 

1917-18           Ellenton

1918-19           Liverpool

 


 

CRAUL, J.F.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1882    license

 

Interment:
Obit:

 


 

CRAUL, JOHN I.

 

Born: 4-20-1870  Carroll County MD                        married: Laura I. Gladfelter

Died: 1-3-1961  Hellam PA                                        obit: [1972,402]

 

1899    license, recommended by York Trinity
1901    ordained deacon
1903    ordained elder

 

Interment: Mt. Rose Cemetery, York PA
Obit: 1961,88


1899-01           Dorsey
1901-04           Harford
1904-06           Leesburg
1906                located

 

Note:  Laura I. Gladfelter was born 4/6/1877 and married John I. Craul 6/2/1896. After locating,  J.I. Craul served as a supply pastor.

 


 

CROMAN, WILLIAM MUSSER

 

Born: 11-26-1847  Hughesville PA                            married: Hannah Margarette Culp
Died: 12-25-1933  Cromanton FL                              obit: Alabama Conference ME 1929,127

 

1869    license
1871    ordained deacon
1873    ordained elder

 

Interment: Lynn Haven Cemetery, Lynn Haven FL
Obit: Alabama Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church 1934,147

 

1869-70           Wyoming
1870-71           Middle Creek
1871-73           Orangeville
1873-74           located
1874-75           Columbia
1875-77           Berwick
1877-78           Shickshinny
1878-81           Lewisburg
1881-83           Carlisle
1883-85           Baltimore
1885-86           Baltimore Grace
1886                withdrew
                        reinstated

1892                “transfer” to Alabama Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church

1892-94           St. Andrews Bay & Cromanton FL

1894-96           Cromanton FL

1896-97           East Bay

1897-99           on leave

1899-01           DeFuniak Springs FL

 

1910-11           superintendent, Birmingham District

 

1915-18           Lynn Haven FL

1918-20           field agent, Conference Annuity Fund

1920-21           Cromanton FL

1921-22           treasurer, Conference Annuity Fund

1922                retired

 

Note:  W.M. Croman is the founder and namesake of Cromanton, in the greater Panama City area, which was depopulated to create land for Tyndall AFB in the 1930’s.

 


 

CROUCH, MATTHIAS T.

 

Born: 3-12-1848  Wicomico County MD                   married: Annie P. _____
Died: 12-7-1919                                                          obit: 1910,66

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Anna Rebecca Long Yohn

1891    license                                                             obit2: 1934,76
1897    ordained deacon
1901    ordained elder

 

Interment: Newport Cemetery, Newport PA
Obit: 1920,71

 

1893-96           Dorsey
1896-98           Harford
1898-02           Bryansville
1902-03           Milesburg
1903-07           Liberty
1907-09           Brooklyn
1909-10           Yorkana
1910-13           Perry circuit
1913-15           Wapwallopen
1915                Hummel’s Wharf (6 months)

1915                retired for health reasons

 

Note: The middle initial of Matthias Crouch also appears as F.   The second Mrs. Crouch, nee Long, was the widow of a Mr. Edward Donnally Yohn.

 


 

CRUMBLING, EDWARD

 

Born: 1-27-1856  Hellam PA                          married: Arvilla Kise
Died: 4-9-1940  Lock Haven PA                    obit: 1934,75

 

1878    license, Forge [Ebenezer] class of East Prospect circuit
1880    ordained deacon
1882    ordained elder

 

Interment: Lewisburg PA
Obit: 1941,88

 

1878-80           Baltimore circuit
1880-82           Alberton
1882-85           Glen Rock
1885-88           Yorkana
1888-91           Berwick
1891-94           Lewisburg
1894-98           York Trinity
1898-02           superintendent, Williamsport District
1902-06           superintendent, Centre District
1906-10           Williamsport First
1910-14           Lock Haven
1914-19           Lewisburg
1919-23           Lemoyne
1923-27           Lock Haven
1927-30           Williamsport Trinity
1930                retired

 

Note: Edward Crumbling is a brother to Lincoln E. Crumbling.  A biographical sketch of Edward Crumbling is given in the 1939 History of the Central Pennsylvania Conference, page 326.

 


 

CRUMBLING, LINCOLN ELLSWORTH

 

Born: 5-2-1861  Hellam PA                            married: Sarah Elizabeth Krout
Died: 10-29-1938  Lewistown PA                 obit: 1933,79

 

1883    license, Ebenezer on the East Prospect circuit
1885    ordained deacon
1887    ordained elder

 

Interment: Jacobus PA
Obit: 1939,83

 

1883-86           York circuit
1886-90           Hanover circuit
1890-93           Lewisberry
1893-97           Dillsburg
1897-01           Leesburg
1901-05           Hellam
1905-08           Marysville
1908-12           Alberton
1912-14           East Prospect
1914-16           York Christ
1916-19           Mount Holly Springs
1919-26           Lewistown Trinity
1926-33           Mexico
1933                retired

 

Note: Lincoln E. Crumbling is a brother to Edward Crumbling.

 


 

CURRIN, GEORGE WASHINGTON F.

 

Born: 5-28-1845  near Harrisburg PA             married: Minnie Rebecca Willow
Died: 12-21-1928  Berwick PA                                  obit: 1907,58

 

1872    license, recommended by Milton
1874    ordained deacon
1876    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit: 1929,83

 

1872-73           Sugar Valley
1873-74           Nittany Valley
1874-75           Chanceford
1875-77           East Prospect
1877-79           Newport and Patterson
1879-82           White Deer
1882-83           Ransom
1883-86           Center Hall
1886-89           Williamsport Bennet Street
1889-92           located
1892-95           Glen Rock
1895-99           Bloomsburg
1899-03           Williamsport St. Paul
1903-07           Williamsport St. John
1907-11           South Williamsport Grace
1911-12           Baltimore Christ
1912-17           South Williamsport Grace
1917                located