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CADDEN, JAMES R.

 

Born: 1-9-1828  Warrenton VA                                  married: Isabel Virginia Bouldin

Died: 7-13-1906  Baltimore MD                                obit: Baltimore Conference, 1880, 74

                                                                                    married2: Rachel Leona Ecker Stouffer

1858    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conf          obit2: [c.1849 - ?]

 

Interment: Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore MD

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1907, 64

 

1858-59           Liberty

1859-60           Gettysburg

1860-61           Westminster

1861-62           Mount Vernon station

1862-63           Frederick City

1863-65           West Harford

1865-67           North Baltimore station

1867-68           Hereford

1868                transfer by boundary change to Baltimore Conference

1868-70           Hereford

18760-72         Piedmont

1872-74           Woodberry

1874-77           Baltimore circuit

1877-79           Hereford circuit

1879-80           Govanstown

1880-81           Baltimore Hill Street

1881-84           New Windsor

1884-86           Patapsco circuit

1886-87           Spencerville

1887-88           Rockville

1888-94           on leave

1894                retired

 

Note:  James R. Cadden is the son of Robert Cadden.  The second Mrs. Cadden was the widow of a Mr. Elhanan Stouffer.



 

CADDEN, ROBERT

 

Born: 10-28-1782  Ireland                                          married: Margaret _____

Died: 6-26-1859  Baltimore County MD                   obit:

 

admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Baltimore MD

Obit: East Baltimore Conference 1860, 36

 

1815-16           Huntingdon circuit

1816-17           Allegheny

1817-18           Monroe

1818-19           Staunton

1819-20           Juniata

1820-22           Aughwick

1822-24           Lycoming

1824-26           Northumberland

1826-28           Stafford

1828-30           Jefferson

1830-32           Berkeley

1832-33           Baltimore circuit

1833-34           Frederick

1834-35           Liberty

1835-39           superintendent, Chambersburg District

1840-42           Loudon

1842-44           Hillsboro

1844-46           Front Royal

1846-48           West River

1848-49           Baltimore Sharp Street & Asbury

1849-51           Great Falls

1851-52           East Harford

1852                retired

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

 

Note: Robert Cadden is the father of James R. Cadden and Elizabeth S. Cadden Israel, wife of Rev. Fielder Israel (1825-1884) – originally of the Baltimore Conference, but later a Unitarian minister.  A biographical sketch is given in Armstrong’s History of the Old Baltimore Conference, page 344.



 

CADLE, WILBERT WHITTINGTON

 

Born: 6-2-1865  Kingsholin, England             married: Hattie Vera Hicks

Died: 5-26-1960  Geneva OH                                                obit:

 

1891    admitted on trial

1892    discontinued  own request

1893    admitted on trial (second time), recommended by Harrisburg Thirteenth Street

1895    ordained elder, recommended by Silver Brook

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1887                West Hazleton (Mar – Sep)

1887-               “Bishop Taylor’s Africa Mission” (beginning 9/87)

1890-92           Snow Shoe

1892-93           discontinued

1893-95           Silver Brook

1895-99           Lumber City

1899-04           on leave

1904-10           retired

1910                expelled

 

Note: One source states that Wilbert W. Cadle was born in England in 1858.  He supposedly had 5 different spouses.  His first wife never remarried.  Catherine Marie Lombard is believed to be his second wife.  It is reported he had no more children by his subsequent wives.



 

CADMAN, ISAAC

 

Born: 1-22-1860  Shropshire, England                        married: Mary Eleanore Blakemore

Died: 7-11-1920  Riverton NJ                                    Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1952,206

 

1896    admitted on credentials from Baptist Church

 

Interment: Locustwood Cemetery, near Camden NJ

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1927, 524

 

1891-95           medical missionary to Congo

1895-97           Trevorton

1897-01           Beaver Meadows

1901-03           Newton Hamilton

1903-07           Nescopek

1907-11           Centralia

1911-15           Northumberland

1915-20           Hastings

1920-24           Duncansville

1924-26           Stewartstown

1926                retired

 

Note: Isaac Cadman’s father and grandfather were Methodist preachers in England.

 



CALDWELL, RANKIN SUTTON

 

Born: 5-29-1885                                                          married: Jane Brandt Ulsh

Died: 6-?-1979                                                            obit:

 

1911   admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1909-11           student, Dickinson College

                             1909-11  Boiling Springs & Pine Grove Furnace

1911-12           Rehoboth

1912-14           Rouzerville

1914-16           Mercersburg

1916                withdrew

                        entered the Presbyterian ministry

1920-53           Bedford

 

Note: The 1910 home address of Rankin S. Caldwell is given as Harrisburg.  In 1918 he was living in Middletown CT.  He died while living in Birmingham MI, home of his son John Rankin Caldwell MD.

 



CALUMBO, MICHAEL JOSEPH

 

Born:                                                                           married: Virginia Pope

Died:                                                                           obit: Alabama – West Florida Conference 2007, 617

 

1957    license, recommended by Altoona Fifth Avenue

1959    ordained deacon

1960    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1957-59           Cherry Tree

1959-65           McVeytown

1965-66           Jersey Shore Epworth

1966-70           Patton

1970-74           Duncansville

1974-78           Enola Memorial

1978                transfer to Alabama-West Florida Conference

 

Note: In 2003, Michael J. Calumbo is listed as a retired associate member of the Alabama-West Florida Conference.

 



CAMP, JOHN LEWIS

 

Born: 11-27-1935  Catawissa PA                               married: Joan Ann Crawford

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1962    license, recommended by Catawissa First

1963    admitted on trial

1963    ordained deacon

1965    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1958-62           student, Olivet Nazarene College in Bourbonnais IL

1962-65           Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC

                             1962-65  Hopewell

1965-66            Patton

1966                transfer to New England Southern Conference

1966-76           Willimantic

1976-84           Leominster First (ending 2/1/84)

1984-91           Westboro (beginning 2/1/84)

1991-94           North Attleboro

1994-98           Maynard

1998                retired



 

CAMPBELL, CHARLES HENRY

 

Born: 6-20-1856  near Jersey Shore PA                      married: Sarah Laurinda Ferguson

Died: 8-22-1938  San Antonio TX                             obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1957,248

 

1892    admitted on trial

 

Interment: San Jose Cemetery

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1939, 205

 

1891-92           Loyalsock circuit

1892-93           Kedron

1893-94           Lycoming circuit

1894-95           Williamsport Market Street

1895-97           West Jersey Shore

1895-00           North Bend-Hyner

1900-04           Ray’s Hill

1904-05           Manor Hill

1905-06           Hastings

1906-08           Espy-Lime Ridge

1908-12           Munson

1912-13           Trevorton

1913                retired

     1914-16  Belleville

     1918-20  Littlestown

     1920-21  Lewisberry-Lisburn

 

Note: Mrs. Campbell is the daughter of Rev. John Lynn Ferguson, a local preacher in the Central New York Conference.



 

CAMPBELL, CHARLES W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1928-33           Hollidaysburg [Loop] St. Paul’s

 

Note: Charles W. Campbell served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.



 

CAMPBELL, ROBERT POTTER

 

Born: 8-17-1849  near Pine Grove Mills PA               married: Martha L. Wright

Died: 1-21-1880  Woodland PA                                obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1919, 161

 

1875    admitted on trial

1877    ordained deacon

1879    ordained elder

 

Interment: Meek’s Church, Fairbrook PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1880, 72

 

1872-75           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

1875-77           Martinsburg

1877-78           Glen Hope

1878-80           Woodland

 

Note: An obituary for Robert P. Campbell is also given in the February 1880 Conference News, page 5.


 

CARE, THOMAS

 

Born: 7-10-1832 Chester County PA                         married:

Died: 3-18-1864  Harrisburg PA                                obit:

 

1859    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference 

 

Interment:

Obit: East Baltimore Conference 1865, 38

 

1859-60           Shirleysburg

1860-61           Mifflin

1861-62           Bloomfield

1862-64           faculty, Williamsport Dickinson Seminary

1864                retired

 

Note: During a period of poor health about 1863, Thomas Care served as a self-appointed missionary to Elk County PA.

 



CARES, HENRY FRANKLIN

 

Born: 1846                                                                  married: Mary Emma Glough

Died: 3-8-1926  Williamsport PA                               obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1890, 85

 

1872  admitted on trial

 

Interment: Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1926, 344

 

1871-72           English Center

1872-73           Williamsport circuit.

1873-74           Sinnemahoning

1874-76           Ralston

1876-78           Emporium

1878-79           Montandon

1879-80           Pine Grove

1880-82           Howard

1882-85           on leave

1885-87           Mill Hall

1887-90           Muncy Valley

1890-92           Montgomery

1892-93           Fairview

1893-96           Elysburg

1896-97           Green Village

1897-99           McConnellsburg

1899-01           Rouzerville

1901-03           York Springs

1903-04           Camp Hill-Salem

1904-06           Town Hill

1906-08           Orangeville

1908                retired

 

Note: Mrs. Cares’ maiden name is also recorded as Plough.



 

CARHART, WILLIAM W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1881    admitted on trial, Des Moines Conference

1885    ordained elder, Central Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1881-83           Missouri Valley

1883-84           Licking Creek, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1884-86           Lewisberry-Salem, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1885                “transfer” to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1885-86           Lewisberry-Salem

1886-88           York Springs

1888-92           on leave

1892                located

                        transfer” to Missouri Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South

1893-94           New Florence

1894-95           Clarksville

                        entered the Presbyterian ministry

1914-15           Annapolis MD

                        Ohio

 


 

CARLSON, J.A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1969-70           Elkland (last part of the year: 1970, 254)

 

Note: J.A. Carlson is noted as a retired local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.


 

CARLYON, ROBERT DAVID

 

Born: 6-14-1937  Hazleton PA                                   married: Marsha Elliott

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1960    admitted on trial, North Texas Conference

1960    ordained deacon, North Texas Conference

1963    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1957-59           student, Lycoming College

                             1957-59  student assistant, Williamsport Pine Street

1959                Picture Rocks (summer)

1959-60           student, Perkins School of Theology in Dallas TX 

1960                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1960                student, Union Theological Seminary in New York City NY (one term)

1960-62           student, Princeton Seminary in Princeton NJ

                             1960-62 Smithburg NJ

1962-64           associate, Bloomsburg

1964                withdrew to enter Episcopal ministry

 

Note: As of 2006, Robert Carlyon has been serving St. James Episcopal Church Orwigsburg PA for at least 8 years.

 



CARNELL, SAMUEL SLACK

 

Born: 4-15-1869  Nottinghamshire, England             married: Mina V. Bressler

Died: 3-12-1932  Berwick PA                                    obit

 

1896  admitted on trial

 

Interment: North Bend Cemetery, North Bend PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1932, 175

 

1895-97           Westport

1897-00           Jersey Shore Epworth

1900-01           Jonestown

1901-05           Marysville

1905-11           York Ridge Avenue

1911-14           Shippensburg

1914-16           Bellwood

1916-19           Mount Union

1919-25           Altoona Fifth Avenue

1925-27           Harrisburg Stevens Memorial

1927-30           Emporium

1930-31           Flemington

1931-32           Berwick Calvary

 

Note: An obituary for Samuel S. Carnell is also given in the 3/24/1932 Christian Advocate, page 328.



 

CARPENTER, CHARLES IRVING

 

Born: 1-13-1906  Wilmington DE                              married: Miriam Dryden

Died: 2-22-1994                                                          obit: d. 1985

                                                                                    married 2: Dorothy Boyle

1929    admitted on trial, Newark Conference           obit2:

1929    ordained deacon, Newark Conference

1931    ordained elder, Wilmington Conference

 

Interment: Barratt’s Chapel, Frederica DE

Obit: Peninsula-Delaware Conference 1994, 366

 

1925-27           student, Bucknell University

                             1925-26  Johnson Citya

                             1926-27  Montandon & Henderson (ending summer 1927)

1927-31           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

1931-34           Rehoboth

1934-36           Federalsburg MD

1936-60           chaplain, USAF

                             1948-58  chief of Air Force chaplains

                             1958-60  (first) chaplain, ASAF Academy

1960-68           Milford Avenue

1968                retired

 

Note: Charles I. Carpenter is reported to be the first chaplain elected a delegate to General Conference (1956).

 

aThe statistical report in 1926 indicates that Johnson City is a new appointment in the Sunbury District.  Johnson City is apparently another name for Ranshaw (east of Shamokin), which is also sometimes called Brady.



 

CARPENTER, CHARLES JOSEPH.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1941    license, Genesee Conference

1943    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1941-42           Dexter-Middle Ridge

1942-43           Dalton NY

1943-45           attending school

1945-46           JasperWoodhull NY

1946-47           Hemlock-Lima NY

1947-50           Elkland-Osceola         

1950-52           student, Westminster Theological Seminary in Westminster MD

     1950-52  Salona-Lamar  (ending 1-1-1952)

 

Note: Charles Carpenter took work in the Virginia Conference.   See 1952, 89.



 

CARROLL, DAVID HENRY

 

Born: 7-11-1840                                                          married: Mary Boyd

Died: 11-15-1912                                                        obit:

 

1861    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

1863    ordained deacon, East Baltimore Conference

1865    ordained elder, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1913, 71

 

1861-63           Westminster

1863-65           Frederick City

1865-66           Mt. Vernon

1866-68           Carlisle

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-70           Williamsport Price Chapel

1870                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1870-71           on leave

1871-72           Baltimore Huntingdon Avenue

1872-88           agent, book depository

1888-95           president, Baltimore City Missionary and Church Extension Society

1895                located


 

CARROLL, FLOYD A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1938    admitted on trial, Maryland Conference of Methodist Protestant Church

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1936-39           Warwick

1939-40           Doylesburg

1940                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference of Methodist Church

1940-42           Dillsburg-Wellsville

1942-45           Duncannon

1945-50           Gettysburg

1950                withdrew



 

CARSON, JESSE FLEMING

 

Born: 7-8-1889  Lycoming County PA                      married: (single)

Died: 10-11-1963                                                        obit:

 

1923    quarterly conference license, Waterville

 

Interment: Waterville Cemetery, Waterville PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1964, 356

 

1941-43           Phelps Chapel

1954-63           associate, Waterville

 

Note: Jesse F. Carson served as a local pastor.  His main vocation was that of teacher and principal in the Jersey Shore public schools.  He also served the South Avis Community Chapel and preached for many summers at the Carsontown ME Church.

 



CARVER, WILLIAM AUGUSTUS

 

Born: 10-14-1850  Havre de Grace MD.                    married: Helen Girvin

Died: 10-25-1939  Lakewood OH                             obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1944, 236

 

1872    admitted on trial

           

Interment: Sunset Memorial Park, Cleveland OH

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1940, 176

 

1873-74           Salona

1874-75           Conyngham

1875-76           Buckhorn

1876-78           Hickory Run

1878-79           Town Hill

1879-81           Dillsburg

1881-83           Snow Shoe

1883-85           Wallaceton

1885-87           Martinsburg

1887-90           Warrior’s Mark

1890-94           McConnellsburg

1894-96           Gettysburg-New Oxford

1896-99           Dillsburg-Wellsville

1899-00           Mahaffey

1900-01           Stewartstown

1901-04           Airville

1904-08           Snydertown

1908-14           Morrisdale

1914-17           Orbisonia

1917-19           South Williamsport

1919-21           Belleville

1921                retired

 

Note William A. Carver edited and published “Manual of the Central Penna. Conference 1869-1900.”



 

CASE, WATSON

 

Born: 12-1-1839 Catawissa PA                                  married: Sarah V. Daneker

Died: 11-13-1911                                                        obit:

 

1862    quarterly conference license, Catawissa circuit

1864    admitted on trial , East Baltimore Conference: recommended by Mifflinburg

 

Interment: Mt. Oliver Cemetery, Baltimore MD

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1912, 82

 

1862-63           Bloomingdale circuit (beginning 12/9/62)

1863-64           Mifflinburg

1864-65           Jeansville

1865-66           Muncy

1866-67           Birmingham

1867-68           Bloody Run [Everett]

1868                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1868-70           Baltimore Green,ount Avenue

1870-71           Harper’s Ferry WV

1871-72           Long Green

1872-75           Baltimore Canton

1875-76           Baltimore Mt. Olivet [Memorial]

1876-78           Antietam

1878-80           Hancock

1880-83           Hereford

1883-85           Great Falls

1885-87           Towson

1887-91           Piedmont WV

1891-94           Annapolis Wesley Chapel [Maryland Avenue]

1894-96           Washington DC Grace

1896-97           Mt. Washington

1897-98           Hampden Mt. Vernon

1898-01           Baltimore Fort Avenue

1901-04           Laurel

1904-06           Baltimore Montford Avenue

1906-09           Midland

1909-11           Williamsport (Md)



 

CASTLEMAN, DAVID

 

Born: 11-4-1825  near Gettysburg PA                        married: Anne White Dellinger

Died: 11-10-1875  Mooresville PA                             obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1925, 163

 

1849   admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Mooresville Cemetery, Mooresville PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1876, 58

 

1849-50           Milton

1850-51           Charles

1851-52           Severn

1852-53           Bald Eagle

1853-54           New Bloomfield

1854-55           Hancock

1855-56           Patapsco

1856-57           Hillsboro

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-59           Mercersburg

1859-61           McConnellsburg

1861-63           Pleasant Grove

1863-65           Bloomingdale

1865-67           Muncy

1867-68           Penn’s Valley

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           Penn’s Valley

1869-72           Warrior’s Mark

1872-75           Martinsburg

1875                Manor Hill

 

Note: An obituary for David Castleman also appears in the 12-1-1875 Conference News.  Biographical sketches appear in Armstrong’s The Old Baltimore Conference and in Simpson’s Cyclopedia of Methodism.



 

CATHERMAN, CHARLES FRANKLIN

 

Born: 1890  Millmont PA                                           married: Gladys Grace Hackenberg

Died: 12-6-1968  Conyngham PA                              obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1984, 386

 

1918    admitted on trial

1920    ordained deacon

1922    ordained elder

 

Interment: Rebersburg Cemetery, Rebersburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1969, 309

 

1917-18           Newville (beginning 6/17)

1918-19           Jeddo-Lattimer

1919-24           Penn’s Valley

1924-26           Shrewsbury (ending 9/30/26)

1926-30           Gettysburg (beginning 10/1/26)

1930-35           Muncy

1935-38           Everett

1938-43           Hanover (ending 11/30/43)

1943-46           Altoona Simpson (beginning 12/1/43)

1946-57           Hazleton St. Paul’s

1957                retired

 



 

CATTRON, JOHN GARDNER JR.

 

Born: 4-29-1930  Bryn Mawr PA                               married: [5/31/1952]

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1952    admitted on trial

1954    ordained deacon

1955    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1951-53            student, Westminster Theological Seminary in Westminster MD

                             1951-53  Winchester VA Braddock Street (11/51 – 5/53)

1953                chaplain, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington DC (summer)

1953-54           Wallacetown (10/53 – 8/54)

1954                chaplain, Norwich State Hospital in Norwich CT (9/54-12/54)

1954-55           chaplain, New Jersey State Hospital in Greystone Park NJ  

1955-59           chaplain, New Jersey State Hospital in Ankora NJ

1959                withdrew

 

Note: In 1950 John G. Cattron is listed as a student at DePauw University from Williamsport PA – which appears to be his “home” town, as his father died in Williamsport in 1952.


 

CHAMBERS, JAMES W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 9-6-1916                                                            obit:

 

Interment:

Obit: [1917,66]

 

1896-99           Center (near Osceola Mills) (did not finish the last year)

1907-11           Alum Bank

1911-13           Burnt Cabins

1913-14           Pine Grove Mills

1914-15           Allegheny circuit

 

Note: James W. Chambers served as a local pastor.

 



CHAMBERS, LEWIS

 

Born: 6-?-1820                                                            married: Eliza Ann Ironside

Died: 1907                                                                  obit: [7/?/1820 - ?/?/1901]

 

1847    quarterly conference license

 

Interment: Big Cover Tannery Lutheran Cemetery, Fulton County PA

Obit:

 

1874-75           Cove (Fulton County)

1879-82           Cove

1882-83           Licking Creek

1883-84           Fort Littleton

1884-86           Licking Creek

1886-88           Fort Littleton

1892-93           Harrisonville

 

Note:  Lewis Chambers lived in Big Cove Tannery and served as a local pastor.



 

CHAMBERS, ROBERT DANIEL

 

Born: 1-4-1823  Martinsburg VA (WV)                     married:

Died: 9-8-1864  Carlisle PA                                       obit:

 

admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit: East Baltimore Conference 1865, 40

 

1845-46           South Branch

1846-47           Front Royal

1847-48           Stafford

1848-49           Baltimore Caroline Street station

1848-51           Liberty

1851-53           Woodstock

1853-54           Rockingham

1854-56           Annapolis station

1856-57           North Baltimore

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-59           Carlisle

1859-64           faculty, Irving Female College in Mechanicsburg

1864-65           president, Emory Female College in Carlisle

 


 

CHANDLER, ABRAM S.

 

Born: 8-22-1813  Luzerne County PA                       married: Almeda Lewis

Died: 1-6-1887  Flemington PA                                 obit: [d. 9/18/1871]

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Mary Ann Allen

1844    license, exhorter                                              obit2: [7/18/1818 - 3/25/1902]

1852    license, local preacher

1856    ordained deacon

1869    quarterly conference license, Leidy

 

Interment: Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport PA

Obit: Christian Advocate 4/7/1887

 

1858-59           Newton, Wyoming Conference (2nd half of year)

1868-69           Leidy

1869-70           Westport & Farrandsville

 

Note: Abram S. Chandler served as a local pastor.  He is the father of Ira Lewis Chandler (1839-1920) of the Central Tennessee Conference, and of Levi Wesley Chandler (1849-1927) of the Nebraska and Oregon Conferences.  He reportedly also served Old Caledonia, Pine Creek, Lewisburg mission and Loyalsock. The first Mrs. Chandler is the daughter of Rev. Oliver Lewis  (c1797-c1873: a local preacher in the Wyoming Conference) and a first cousin of Joshua S. Lewis (1829-1908) of the Wyoming Conference.  Abram and Almeda are the great-great-grandparents (through their daughter Nellie Chandler von Dreele) of Lutheran bishop Claire Schenot Burkat and Episcopal priest James von Dreele.

 


 

CHANDLER, IRA LEWIS

 

Born: 6-4-1839                                                married: Margret Emma _____

Died:                                                               obit: Central Tennessee Conference 1914, 6

 

1865    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference: recommended by Caledonia circuit

 

Interment:

Obit: Central Tennessee Conference 1921, 21

 

1865-66           Hancock (first part of year) & Westport (second part of year)

1866-67           Sinnemahoning and Westport

1867-68           Sinnemahoning

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           Sinnemahoning

1869-70           Carlisle mission

1870-72           on leave

                             1871-72  Leidy

1872-73           Port Matilda

1873-74           Schellsburg

1874                transfer to Tennessee Conference

 

Note: Ira L. Chandler is the son of Abram S. Chandler, and the brother of Levi W. Chandler (d. 11/12/1927) of the Nebraska and Oregon Conferences.

 



CHANDLER, J.R.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1872-73           Pine Creek

 

Note: J.R. Chandler served as a local pastor.

 


 

CHARLTON, WILLIAM  CHAPMAN

 

Born: 2-10-1869  Gateshead, England                       married:

Died: 1-9-1940                                                            obit:

 

1896    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Flushing Cemetery, Flushing NY

Obit:

 

1896-98           Alexandria

1898-99           Wolfsburg

1899-00           Blain

1900-02           McVeytown

1902-05           Mahaffey

1905-08           Munson

1908-10            Benton

1910                withdrew “to connect with another denomination  1910, 73

                             1910  Episcopal Deacon

                             1911  Episcopal Priest

 

Note: William C. Charlton is listed in the Episcopal Church as a deacon in 1910 and a priest in 1911.  See Drew Alumni book  (class of 1896), p. 255.  Contact person (2002) is

William E. Charlton

29 Walt St.

Wellesley, MA  01481

(781) 237-4228

 


 

CHAVEZ, JUAN C.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Estanislada G. _____

Died:                                                                           obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1961, 264

 

1900    admitted on trial, Southwest Spanish Mission Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1929                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1929-38           Spanish mission, Douglas AZ

1938                retired

 

 

Note: Juan C. Chavez transferred to Central PA when the Spanish Mission Conference was dissolved in 1929 [see the 6/20/1929 Christian Advocate, page 788].  Juan C. Chavez is also credited with serving as a Methodist pastor in Socorro NM, Hillsboro NM and Las Cruces NM (among other places) – and as being an early circuit rider on horseback to outlying Methodist groups in NM.  He retired to El Paso TX, and his connection to Central Pa is not known.  He “disappears” from the journal and is not is not listed after 1964. 

 



 

CHENOWETH, GEORGE DAVENPORT

 

Born: 8-3-1811  Berkley County WV                        married: Frances Crawford

Died: 5-18-1880  Washington DC                              obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1899, 101

 

1832    license

1833    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington DC

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1881, 71

 

1833-34            Covington

1834-35           Woodstock

1835-36           South Branch

1836-37           Springfield

1837-38           Stafford

1838-39           Williamsburg

1839-40           Augusta

1840-42           Patapsco

1842-43           West Baltimore

1843-44           Baltimore Howard Street

1844-46           York

1846-47           Ryland, Washington DC

1847-49           Warrenton

1849-52           North Baltimore

1851-52           Harper’s Ferry

1852-53           Staunton

1853-57           tract agent

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-59           Hagerstown

1859-62           Carlisle

1861-65           superintendent, Juniata District.

1865-67           agent, Dickinson College

1867-68           agent, PA State Temperance Union

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-78           on leave

                        1869-70  Carlisle Emory Chapel

                        1874-75  Carlisle Emory Chapel

1878                retired

 

Note: An obituary for George D. Chenoweth also appears in the July 1880 Conference News.  A biographical sketch appears in Armstrong’s The Old Baltimore Conference.  He is a brother to Alfred Griffith Chenoweth (1809-1864) of the Northwest Indiana Conference.

 



CHESLOCK, DAVID CLAYTON

 

Born: 7-8-1943  Ellwood City PA                              married: Beverly Ann Morgan [8/28/1965]

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1964    license, recommended by Orbisonia

1966    admitted on trial

1966    ordained deacon

1969    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1965-68           Dudley

1968-81           McConnellsburg-Cito

1981-89           Fayetteville Otterbein

1989-90           Littlestown (ending 11-1-1990)

1990-96           leave of absence (beginning 11-1-1990)

1996                nvoluntary termination  1996, 207

 



CHESTON, HENRY CLAY

 

Born: 9-29-1834  near Bristol PA                               married: Jennie Culver

Died: 11-27-1882  Light Street PA                            obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1924, 148

 

1865    local deacon, New Jersey Conference

1867    local elder

1867    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference: recommended by Carlisle Emory

 

Interment: Ashland Cemetery, Carlisle PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1883, 77

 

1862-68           principal, preparatory department at Dickinson College

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-71           Gettysburg

1871-74           Newport

1874-77           Shippensbug

1877-80           Greencastle

1880-82           Espy-Light St.

 

Note: An obituary for Henry C. Cheston also appears in the 12/15/1882 Conference News.  Mrs. Cheston is the Jane Culver mentioned in the 2006 volume of The Chronicle, page 68.



 

CHILCOTE, ELIAL McVEY

 

Born: 5-27-1838  Shirleysburg PA                             married: Ruth Ann Ale

Died: 1-29-1911  Ridgway                                         obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1933, 202

 

1864   admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference: recommended by Schellsburg

 

Interment: Rosemont Cemetery, Bloomsburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1911, 129

 

1863-64           Schellsburg

1864-65           McConnellsburg

1865-66           Orangeville

1866-67           Chilisquaque

1867-68           Bloomingdale

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-71           Hughesville

1871-73           Liberty Valley

1873-75           Cogan Valley

1875-78           Penfield

1878-80           Sinnemahoning

1880-82           Hyner-Westport

1882-85           Orangeville

1885-86           Beach Haven

1886-88           Trevorton

1888-91           Snydertown

1891-92           Nescopeck

1892-93           Freeland

1893-97           Rohrsburg

1897-99           Selinsgrove

1899-01           Penn’s Valley

1901-02           Rouzerville

1902-05           Shrewsbury

1905-06           Catawissa circuit

1906-08           Roaring Creek

1908-09           Laurelton

1909                retired

 

Note: An obituary for Elial M. Chilcote also appears in the 5/18/1911 New York Christian Advocate, page 683.  This surname is also rendered CHILCOAT.



 

CHILCOTE, WILLIAM L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 5-6-1917                                                            obit:

 

 

Interment:

Obit: [1918, 67]

 

1899-02           Utahville

1902-03           Altoona circuit

1903-05           Asbury (near Altoona)

1905-06           Pleasant Gap

1907-09           Blandburg

1910-12           Irish Valley

 

Note: William L. Chilcote served as a local pastor.  This surname is also rendered CHILCOAT, and the middle initial is also given as A.



 

CHOATE, CAUTIOUS A.

 

Born: 1898  Illinois                                                     married: Ruth Florence Poorman

Died: 1971  Kansas                                                     obit [3/25/1900 – 2/17/1991]

 

1922    admitted on trial, Southwest Kansas Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Kansas West Conference 1972, ?

 

1923-24           Belmont

1931-32           Eagles Mere & Laporte, Central Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: Dr. Cautious A. Choate served in the Central Pennsylvania Conference while a member of another conference. 

 



CHURCH, FRANCIS E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit

 

1863    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference: recommended by Williamsport Second

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1863-64           Berwick

1864-65           Milton

1865-66           West Baltimore circuit

1866-67           East Harford

1867-68           East Baltimore

1868                transfer to Philadelphia Conference

1868-69           Milestown

1869-70           Doylestown

1870-72           Paschalville

1872-73           Lochiel and Allison’s Hill

1873-75           Bristol

1875-76           Philadelphia Sanctuary

1876-78           Philadelphia twenty-Ninth Street

1878-80           on leave

1880                located at own request

                        may have moved to Michigan

 

Note: In 1873 Lochiel and Allison’s Hill (and other Harrisburg appointments) were transferred from the Philadelphia Conference to the Central PA Conference.  The 1873 journals list Francis E. Church as transferring from Philadelphia to Central PA and from Central PA back to Philadelphia.  For all intents and purposes, he was really never a member of the Central PA Conference.



 

CLARK, LARRY SPENCER

 

Born: 4-23-1928  Jersey Shore PA                             married: Rae Ludwig

Died: 11-13-1992  Deltona FL                                   obit:

 

1961    license, recommended by Salladasburg

1965    ordained deacon

1967    ordained elder

 

Interment: Salladasburg Cemetery, Salladasburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1993, 456

 

1961-62           Ralston

1962-66           East Canton

1966-71           Wallis Run

1971-75           Eagle – Mill Creek

1975-80           East Canton

1980-85           Montandon – Milton

1985-89           Mifflinburg St. Paul (ending 1/1/89)

1989                disability leave (beginning 1/1/89)



 

CLARK, LEWIS NEWMAN

 

Born: 6-3-1833                                                            married:

Died: 3-2-1909                                                            obit:

 

1863    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference.

 

Interment:

Obit: New Jersey Conference 1909, 151

 

1863                transfer to Troy Conference

1863-68           Troy Conference

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-70           Port Matilda

1870-72           New Washington

1872-73           Pleasantville

1873-75           York Springs

1875-76           Castle Fin

1876-78           on leave

1878                retired

1884                transfer to New Jersey Conference



 

CLARK, VANCE NORMAN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1949    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1944-46           Harrisonville 

1946-48           Montandon 

1948-50           Snydertown

1950-52           Hastings

1952-56           chaplain, US Air Force

1956                withdrew

1956-58           unknown

1958-62           St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Tifton GA

 

2005                Trinity Episcopal Church, Tyrone PA (rector emeritus)

 



CLARKE, FRANCIS A.C.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1873    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1873-74           Excelsior

1874                discontinued at own request



 

CLARKE, J.H. SLICER

 

Born: 3-11-1831  Baltimore County MD                   married:

Died: 9-21-1893  Rossville MD                                  obit:

 

?          license, recommended by West Falls

1860    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Rossville MD

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1894, 95

 

1860-61           Castle Fin circuit

1861-62           McVeytown

1862-63           Woodbury

1863-65           West Falls

1864-66           Quincy

1866-67           Canton

1867-68           chaplain, Bay View Asylum in Baltimore MD

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69            York Duke Street

1869-70           Mercersburg

1870-71           Gettysburg

1871-72           McConnellsburg

1872-73           Bendersville

1873-74           Granville

1874-75           on leave

1875-76           Ray’s Hill

1876-77           New Bloomfield

1877-78           Concord

1878-79           Saxton

1879-80           Ray’s Hill

1880                on leave

 

Note: Bay View Asylum was erected in 1866, became part of the Baltimore City Hospitals in 1925, and is now part of the Johns Hopkins facilities.  One source suggests J.H. Slicer Clarke never married.  Maser’s 1969 history indicates (with question marks) a wife with initials J.C. who died in 1913, but these appear to be extraneous jottings referring to James C. Clarke that found their way into the final manuscript.



 

CLARKE, JAMES CRAWFORD

 

Born: 10-13-1837  Birmingham PA                            married: Adelaide Graham

Died: 3-26-1899  Baltimore MD                                obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1914, 131

 

1860    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1900, 106

 

1860-62           Manor Hill

1862-64           Bedford circuit

1864-65           Mechanicsburg

1865-68           Saxton

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-70           Mount Union

1870-71           Marklesburg

1871-72           Sunbury

1872-75           Shamokin

1875-78           Harrisburg Ridge Avenue

1878-82           superintendent, Harrisburg District.

1882-85           Williamsport Pine Street

1885-86           Hazleton

1886-99           on leave



 

CLARKE, JAMES M.

 

Born: 11-16-1806  Baltimore County MD                 married: Mary Kay Angle

Died: 3-12-1880  Duncansville PA                             obit: [d. 6-24-1912]

 

1832    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1881, 69

 

1832-22           Sunbury

1833-35           Huntersville

1835-36           Clear Spring

1836-37           on leave

1837-38           Bladensbug

1838-40           Mifflin

1840-42           Franklin

1842-44           Lewisburg circuit

1844-45           Monroe

1845-47           Castle Fin

1847-49           Huntersville

1849-51           Franklin

1851-53           Dallas Street

1853-55           Cassville

1855-57           Shirleysburg

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-59           Baltimore City Mission

1859-61           Asbury-Orchard Street

1861-63           Shirleysburg

1863-65           Concord

1865-67           Woodbury

1867-70           York Springs

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-70           York Springs

1870-73           New Cumberland

1873-75           Shrewsbury

1875-76           Clearfield circuit

1876-78           Warrior’s Mark

1878-80           Duncansville

 

Note: A biographical sketch of James M. Clarke appears in Armstrong’s The Old Baltimore Conference, page 348.



 

CLEAVER, BRUCE ROBERT

 

Born: 1-17-1908  Catawissa PA                                 married: Mary A. Clark

Died: 3-25-1973                                                          obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1985, 405

 

1949    license, recommended by Allenwood

1952    ordained deacon

1954    ordained elder

1969    admitted as associate member

 

Interment: Highland Cemetery, New Columbia PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1973, 369

1948-53           Cassville (ending 2/15/1953)

1953-59           Houtzdale (beginning 2/15/1953)

1959-65           Clearfield circuit

1965-72           Flemington circuit

1972-73           Elimsport



 

CLEAVER, CHARLES

 

Born: 6-11-1815  Brackley, England                          married: Elizabeth Dodd

Died: 11-25-1880  Hereford MD                               obit:

                                                                                    married2: Elizabeth _____

1834    local preacher, England                                   obit2:

1844    local preacher, Baltimore Conference married3: Mary _____

1853    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference        obit3:

 

Interment:

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1881, 43

 

1853-55           Bald Eagle

1855-57           Clearfield

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-59           New Washington

1859-60           Schellsburg

1860-62           Bedford

1862-63           Jerseytown

1863-65           Mifflinburg

1865-66           Bloomingdale

1866-67           on leave

1867-69           Hereford

1869                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1869-72           Bentley Springs

1872-75           West Harford

1875-76           Liberty

1876-78           on leave

1878                retired

 

Note: Charles Cleaver is the father of John W. Cleaver.  The book Your Affectionate Son – Letters from a Civil War Soldier is a collection of letters written to Charles by his son James.

 



CLEAVER, JOHN W.

 

Born: 7-3-1836  England                                            married: Laura E. Wilkinson

Died: 12-3-1884  Bedford PA                                    obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1913, 142

 

1858    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Bedford Cemetery, Bedford PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1885, 80

 

1858-58           Manor Hill

1859-60           McConnellsburg

1860-61           Westernport

1861-63           Concord

1863-65           Saxton

1865-68           Newport

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-70           Half Moon

1870-73           Milesburg

1873-75           Williamsburg

1875-77           Martinsburg

1877-80           New Bloomfield

1880-83           Mount Union

1883-84           on leave

 

Note: John W. Cleaver is the son of Charles Cleaver.

 



CLEAVER, NELSON ELIJAH COLLINS

 

Born: 4-15-1864  near Catawissa PA                         married: Minerva A. Roop

Died: 6-5-1913  Brooklyn NY                                    obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1912, 131

 

1888    ordained deacon, recommended by Carlisle station

1892    ordained elder

1892    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Lewisburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1914, 118

 

1883-87           student, Dickinson College

1887-89           faculty, Pennsylvania State College 

1889-92           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

1892-93           Mercersburg

1893-95           McVeytown

1895-96           Conyngham

1897-00           Hazleton Diamond Street

1900-01           Newton Hamilton

1901-06           Danville Trinity

1906-08           Emporium

1908-09           Lewisburg

1909-13           Mount Carmel

1913    Curwensville

 

Note: Mrs. Cleaver is a sister to Rev. Curtin Gregg Roop (d. 1943) of the Northern New York Conference.  The 1905 Dickinson College Alumni Record, page 291, also credits him with serving churches in West Livingston NJ, New York City NY Fordam, and Brooklyn NY Flatbush Avenue – as well as being an instructor in Greek at the Drew Theological Seminary.  Perhaps all that was accomplished 1889-92 .

 



CLEES, THOMAS OBOURN

 

Born: 11-16-1839  Pennville PA                                 married: Amanda Matilda Andrews

Died: 2-18-1887  Montandon PA                               obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1926, 345

 

1868    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Milton Cemetery, Milton PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1887, 84

 

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           Watsontown

1869-71           Washingtonville

1871-73           Trevorton

1873-76           Elysburg

1876-79           Buckhorn

1879-82           Orangeville

1882-85           Selinsgrove

1885-86           Town Hill

1886-87           on leave



 

CLEETON, ALAN ROBERT

 

Born: 12-9-26  Pittsburgh PA                                     married:

Died: 8-10-2004                                                          obit:

 

1950    license, recommended by Morningside of the Pittsburgh Conference

1952    admitted on trial, North Iowa Conference

1952    ordained deacon, North Iowa Conference

1954    ordained elder, North Iowa Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: [2005, 436]

 

1952-55           associate, Iowa City

1955                transfer to Rocky Mountain Conference

1955-59           Conference Director of Youth Ministries

1959-64           director, Wesley Foundation at the University of Colorado

1964                transfer to the Central Pennsylvania Conference

1964-68           director, Wesley Foundation at Penn State

1968-69           sabbatical leave

1969-71           student, Boston University School of Theology in Boston MA

1971-92           faculty, Wentworth College of Technology in Boston MA

1992                retired

 

 Note: Alan. Cleeton is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in the Methodist Church, page 244.  He lived in retirement in Franklin MA.



 

CLEMENCE, ROY VIVIAN

 

Born: 1-23-1880  Orbisonia PA                                  married: Annie Caruthers

Died: 2-26-1952                                                          obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1966, 338

 

1921    license

 

Interment: South Fork Cemetery, South Fork PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1952, 202

 

1921-23           Alum Bank

1923-26           Wolfsburg

1926-27           Blandburg

1927-29           Clearville

1929-30           Concord

1930-31           Wells Tannery & Tatesville

1931-34           living in Bedford

1934-42           Tatesville

 

Note: Roy V. Clemence served as a local pastor.



 

CLEMENS, JOSEPH

 

Born: 12-9-1862  Cornwall, England                         married: Mary Strong

Died: 1-26-1936  New Guinea                                   obit:

 

1894    admitted on trial, recommended by Carlisle

1894    ordained deacon, recommended by Carlisle

 

Interment: New Guinea

Obit:

 

1894-97           Mont Alto

1897-99           Airville

1899-00           Audenreid-Jeanesville

1900-02           Nescopeck

1901-27           chaplain, US Army

1927                transfer to the Philippine Islands Conference

 

Note: The entire 2000 volume of The Chronicle is devoted to Chaplain Joseph and Mary Strong Clemens.



 

CLINE, JOHN WESLEY

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1884    ordained elder, recommended by Concord circuit

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1884-85           McConnellstown

1885-86           Loudon

1886-87           Licking Creek

 

Note: In some records this name is given as KLINE.  John W. Cline lived in Fulton County and served as a local pastor.



 

CLINE, WESLEY MATTHEW

 

Born: 3-3-1845  Fort Littleton PA                              married: Frances Smith

Died: 4-13-1928  Fort Littleton PA                            obit: [1/2/1843 – 12/29/1927]

 

Interment: Fort Littleton Cemetery, Fort Littleton PA

Obit:

 

1906-08           Burnt Cabins

1908-09           Hustontown

1910-13           Harrisonville

1913-14           Fort Loudon

1914-15           (apparently not appointed)

1915-16           Shirleysburg

 

Note: Wesley M. Cline served as a local pastor. 



 

CLIPPINGER, WILLIAM A.

 

Born: 3-9-1842  Willow Hill PA                                 married: Emma Virginia Smith

Died: 5-2-1883  Jeanesville PA                                  obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1884, 85

 

1865    quarterly conference license, Rainsburg

1869    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Jeanesville Cemetery, Jeanesville PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1884, 82

 

1869-72           Clearfield circuit

1872-75           Manor Hill

1875-77           Petersburg

1877-78           Gettysburg

1878-79           on leave

1879-82           Ennisville

1882-83           Jeanesville-Audenreid

 

Note: An obituary for William A. Clippinger also appears in the 7/2/1883 Conference News. Mrs. Clippinger’s sister Jennie Elizabeth is married to John L. Leilich.  The 2005 volume of The Chronicle, pages 72-75, includes material on the Clippinger family.



 

CLOSSON, WILLIAM H.

 

Born: 1858                                                                  married: Agnes _____

Died: 1944                                                                  obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1860-1921

 

1893    ordained elder, recommended by Hastings circuit

 

Interment: Oakridge Cemetery, Altoona PA

Obit:

 

1890-93           Hastings

1893-94           Shawmut [Shawville]

1894-95           living in Hastings

1895-97           Altoona Asbury

1897-98           Warrior’s Mark

1906-07           Blackwell

 

Note: William H. Closson served as a local pastor.  The surname is also rendered CLOSSEN.



 

CLOUSER, ELMER CLEVELAND SR.

 

Born: 7-31-1909  Hanover PA                                    married: Alda Isabel Famous

Died: 3-29-1999  Inverness FL                                   obit:

                                                                                    married2: Emogene Kennedy

                                                                                    obit2:

1955    license, recommended by Forest Hill MD Watters Memorial

1959    ordained deacon

1961    ordained elder

1970    admitted as associate member

 

Interment: [cremation: ashes buried at Hernando UM Church, Hernando FL]

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1999, 430

 

1957-60           Schellsburg

1960-62           Salona

1962-65           Port Royal

1965-71           Lewistown Grove Memorial

1971-75           Tower City

1975                retired

 

Note: In memory of Elmer C. Clouser, the Hernando FL UM Church designated its library as “The Clouser Library and Chapel.”

 



CLOUSER, JAMES HOWARD

 

Born: 2-18-1933  Burnham PA                                   married: Jean Phyllis Gray [8/20/1955]

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1952    license, recommended by Burnham

1956    admitted on trial

1956    ordained deacon

1958    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1951-55           student, Lycoming College

                             1952-54  Trout Run

                             1954-55  Gordon

1955-58           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

                             1955-58  Gordon

1958-61           Snow Shoe

1961                transfer to Troy Conference

1961-62           North Hero-Grand Isle-Isle LaMotte

1962-65           North Hero-Grand Isle-Isle LaMotte-South Alburg

1965-68           Richford and Montgomery

1968-71           program director, Conference Council

1971-76           Montpelier

1976-83           Averill Park

1983-89           Plattsburgh

1989-               Latham

 


 

CLYMER, JOHN FLETCHER

 

Born: 7-27-1840  Philadelphia PA                              married: Linda E. Reifsnider

Died: 1-18-1903   Dansville NY                                 obit: Central New York Conference 1884, 94

 

1864    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference: recommended by Shippensburg station

 

Interment:

Obit: Troy Conference 1903, 152

 

1862-63           Carlisle

1863-64           Ashland

1865-66           DePuyster

1866                “transfer” to Black River Conference

1866-68           Potsdam

1868-69           Oswego

1869                transfer to Wilmington Conference

1869-72           Wilmington St. Paul’s

1872-73           Smyrna

1873                transfer to Troy Conference

1873075           Pittsfield MA

1875-78           Glens Falls

1878-80           Albany Trinity

1880                transfer to Central New York Conference

1880-81           Auburn First

1881-84           Syracuse First

1884-87           Ithaca Aurora Street

1887                transfer to New England Conference

                        Maine Conference

1892-93           Portland Pine Street

                        Troy Conference



 

COBB, JOHN FRANCIS

 

Born: 6-17-1858  Berlin NJ                                        married: Hannah E. Taylor

Died: 2-7-1936  Shawville PA                                    obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1929, 201

                                                                                    married2: Maude E. Gifford

1898    license, New Jersey Conference                     obit2:

 

Interment: Cape May NJ

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1936, 191

 

1898-10           Atlantic City NJ Pacific Avenue

1910                “transfer” to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1910-12           Blandburg

1912-13           Glen Hope

1913-16           Karthaus

1916-20           Sandy Ridge & Clearfield circuit

1920-23           Coalport & Irvona

1923-26           Jamison City

1926-30           Wolfsburg

1930-31           without appointment

1931-36           Shawville       

 

Note: John F. Cobb served as a local pastor.



 

COFFMAN, JOHN SAMUEL

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:        

Obit:

 

1957-51           student, Dickinson College

                             1948-50  Lewisberry-Lisburn

                        living in Harrisburg as Rev. John S. Coffman

                        state supervisor, PA Bureau of Rehabilitation

 

Note:  John S. Coffman appears to have ministerial credentials, but his denominational affiliation is not known.



 

COHICK, JAMES LEROY

 

Born: 4-30-1890  Lycoming County  PA                   married: Iva Gertrude Wagner

Died: 20-24-1952   Salladasburg                                obit: [10/25/1892 – 12/?/1979]

 

1923    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Salladasburg Cemetery, Salladasburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1953, 216

 

1920-25           Lock Haven

1925-26           Martinsburg

1926-30           Duboistown-Nisbet

1930-33           Orbisonia

1933-34           Avis-Phelps Chapel

1934-37           Avis

1937-39           Berwick Calvary

1939-41           New Bloomfield

1941-43           on leave

1943                retired

 



COLAS, HARRY

 

Born: 1-17-1892  Sturgeon PA                                   married: Sarah Frances Walburn

Died: 7-15-1969                                                          obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1933, 202

 

1926    admitted on trial

1929    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1921-24           Oriole & Antes Fort

1924-25           Laurelton

1925-30           Town Hill

1930-34            Elysburg (ending 10/15/1934)

1935                withdrew to enter Baptist ministry (see 1935, 93)

                        Baptist pastor in Turner KS [Kansas City area]

 

Note: Harry Colas served as a supply pastor for several years before seeking formal admission to Conference.  Mrs. Colas is a graduate of the Lucy Webb Hayes School and worked as a deaconess before their marriage in 1920.

 



COLBURN, NATHANIEL W.

 

Born: 5-3-1829  Wales                                                married: Mary Emily Johnson

Died: 4-11-1891  Lewisburg PA                                obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1919, 162

 

1853    local license

1854    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

1856    ordained deacon

1858    ordained elder

 

Interment: Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1892, 87

 

1853-54           Mifflin

1854-55           Caledonia

1855                Clinton (3 months)

1855-56           New Washington (9 months)

1856-57           Sunbury

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Bloomsburg

1858-60           Bald Eagle

1860                transfer to Genesee Conference

1860-61           Laporte

1861                transfer to East Baltimore Conference

1861-63           Schellsburg

1863-65           Woodbury

1865-67           Mifflinburg

1867-68           Montoursville

1868                chart member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           Montoursville

1869-70           Mifflinburg

1870-73           Conyngham

1873-76           Snydertown

1876-79           Mount Carmel

1879-82           Newport

1882-83           Weatherly

1883-85           Stewartstown

1885-88           Sinnemahoning

1888-89           Williamsburg

1889                on leave

 

Note: Nathaniel W. Colburn is a brother of Richard H. Colburn.  All the transfers of Rev. Colburn, except for his 1861 return to East Baltimore, were due to changes in conferences boundaries.  A biographical sketch appears in Armstrong’s The Old Baltimore Conference, page 350.

 



COLBURN, RICHARD HOWARD

 

Born: 5-1-1840  Karthaus PA                                     married: Helen Hoover

Died: 6-21-1920  Harrisburg   pa                                obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1913, 142

                                                                                    married2: Anna M. Alleman

1867    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conf          obit2: 1926, 348

            recommended by Great Island circuit

 

Interment: Selinsgrove PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1921, 134

 

1867-68           New Washington

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           Half Moon

1869-70           Liberty Valley

1870-73           Hyner’s Run

1873-75           New Washington

1875-77           Howard

1877-80           Weatherly

1880-82           Gettysburg

1882-84           Shippensburg

1884-85           Mount Holly

1885-88           Wrightsville

1888-90           Houtzdale

1890-92           Altoona Fifth Avenue

1892-96           Harrisburg St. Paul’s

1896-01           Newberry

1901-04           Lewisburg

1904-05           Mill Hall

1905-08           Duncansville

1908-10           Riddlesburg

1910-12           Selinsgrove

1912-14           Munson

1914-15           Cherry Tree

1915                retired

 

Note: Richard H. Colburn is a brother of Nathaniel W. Colburn. 

 



COLE, CHARLES CHESTER

 

Born: 3-10-1890                                                          married: Kathryn Snyder

Died: 3-5-1984                                                            obit:

 

1921    admitted on trial, recommended by Altoona Fairview

 

Interment:

Obit: New York Conference 1984, ?

 

1912-14           Vira

1914-15           Salona-Lamar-Mackeyville

1915-21           Everett

1921-22           Juniata Fifteenth Street

1922-24            student, Columbia University in New York City NY

1924-25           State College Wesley Foundation

1925-26           Gettysburg  (ending fall 1926)

1926-28           school, Columbia University in New York City NY

                             1926-28  field secretary, New York City Broadway Temple (beginning fall 26)

1928                transfer to New York Conference

1928-29           field secretary, New York City Broadway Temple

1929-30           staff, NY Federation of Churches

1930-34           staff, Federal Council of Churches

1934-38           New York City Grace

1938-43           Yonkers First

1943-46           chaplain, U.S. Army

1946-50           Bronx Fordham

1950-56           Duane Metropolitan

1956                retired

 

Note: Charles C. Cole is the father of Dan Poling Cole.

 



COLE, DAN POLING

 

Born: 10-23-1929  New York City, NY                     married: Catherine Alice Crowding

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1951    admitted on trial, New York Conference

1952    ordained deacon, New York Conference

1953    ordained elder, New York Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1953                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1953-56           Pleasant Gap

1956-60            student, Drew University in Madison NJ

                             1956-58  Monroe NY

                             1958-60  assistant, Drumont NJ Calvary

1960-65           faculty, Lawrence College in Appleton WI

1965-91            faculty, Lake Forest College in Lake Buff IL

1992                no longer listed

 

Note: Dan P. Cole is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in the Methodist Church, page 254.  Mrs. Cole is the daughter of Walter Lynn Crowding.



 

COLEGROVE, ALBERT ERNEST

 

Born: 12-9-1855                                                          married: Margaret M. McCullough

Died: 1919                                                                  obit: [1856 – 1929]

 

1883    admitted on trial, recommended by Ralston

 

Interment: Perry Center Cemetery, Lake County OH

Obit:

 

1883-84           Mercersburg

1884                transfer to Erie Conference

1884-87           faculty, Genesee Wesleyan Seminary

1887                discontinued at own request

 

Note: Albert E. Colegrove is the son of Major [Mager] Colegrove (1821-1893) of the Erie Conference.  This surname is also rendered COLGROVE.

 



COLEMAN, JAMES A.

 

Born: 1831  Baltimore MD                                         married: Mrs. Louisa E. (Buffington) Schott

Died: 3-30-1879  Philadelphia PA                              obit:                                        

 

1851    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1880, 67

 

1849-51           Castle Fin

1851-52           Shrewsbury

1852-53           Westminster MD

1853-54           Liberty MD

1854-55           Hampstead MD

1855-57           Allegheny circuit.

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-59           Bedford circuit

1859-61           Cassville

1861-62           Birmingham (ending 10/62)

1862-63           chaplain, US Navy (beginning 10/62)

1865-68           retired

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: An obituary for James A. Coleman also appears in the May 1879 Conference News, page 5.

 



COLEMAN, JUDITH ANN (DeSTEFANO)

 

Born: 5-21-1942  Altoona PA                                    married: Larry Lee Coleman

Died: 4-11-2005                                                          obit:

 

1964    license, recommended by Altoona Fairview

1966    admitted on trial

1966    ordained deacon

1969    ordained elder

 

Interment: Paxtang Cemetery, Harrisburg PA

Obit: 2005, 442

 

1964-67           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

     1964-65  youth pastor, Rutherford NJ

     1965-66  youth pastor, Boontoon NJ

1967-69            associate, Jessup-Guilford MD

1969-71           chaplain, Women’s Detention Center at Washington DC

1971-75           Burnt Cabins

1975-76           Tressler Home Services

1976-89           chaplain, State Correctional Institution at Muncy PA

1989                Harrisburg Women in Crisis, Harrisburg (ending 12/9/1989)

1989-91           chaplain, Harrisburg Hospital (beginning 12/9/1989)

1991                Dauphin County Pre-Trial Services (ending 8/12/1991)

1991-93           chaplain, Leader Nursing Homes (beginning 8/12/1991

1993-97           head counselor, Harrisburg Salvation Army Rehab Center

1997-05           director Harrisburg Daystar

 

Note: Larry Coleman is a member of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church.



 

COLLINS, GEORGE THOMAS DORSEY

 

Born: 9-6-1849                                                            married: Emma D. Hutchinson [3/15/1880]

Died: 1-30-1926                                                          obit:

 

            license, Baltimore Conference MES

            ordained, Baltimore Conference, MES

 

Interment:        

Obit: Baltimore Conference MES 1926,98

 

1891-92           Waterville

1908                 Cumberland Trinity

 

Note: G.T.D. Collins apparently had a long and distinguished career in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.  At the time of their marriage, G.T.D. Collins was 30 years old from York PA – and Emma was 17 years old from Shenandoah County VA.


COLLINS, JOHN  ANDERTON

 

Born: 1801  near Seaford DE                                     married:

Died: 5-7-1857                                                            obit:

 

1830    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Baltimore MD

Obit: East Baltimore Conference 1858, 17

 

            pastor

            superintendent

            served for 27 years

 

 



COLLINS, JOHN CONFUCIOUS

 

Born: 3-1-1871  Saxton PA                                        married: Mary Grace Gearhart

Died: 5-14-1934  Berlin NJ                                        obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1939,221

 

1898    admitted on trial, recommended by Morrisdale circuit

 

Interment: Newton Hamilton Cemetery, Newton Hamilton PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1935, 221

 

1898-00           Karthaus

1900-04           Alum Bank

1904-06           Ray’s Hill

1906-11           Orbisonia

1911-17           Newport

1917-20           Clearfield Eleventh Street

1920-24           Curwensville

1924-28           Altoona Grace

1928-31           Williamsport Grace

1931-               retired

 

Note: Jiohn C. Coillins is a ministerial son of the Newton Hamilton church.  He is the son of Rev. Presby C. Collins of the Church of God.  The mother of Mrs. Collins is Catherine Flegal Gearhart (1856-?), great-granddaughter of United Brethren pioneer preacher Valentine Flegal (1758-1840).



 

COLLINS, PAUL FREDERICK

 

Born: 9-30-1898  Karthaus PA                                   married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit

 

Note: Paul F. Collins has a file with the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, but he never served in the Central Pennsylvania Conference.  He apparently started but did not complete the conference course of study.



 

COLLINS, ROY C.

 

Born: 12-7-1912  Lewistown PA                               married: Nancele A. Keith

Died: 5-20-1969  Lewistown PA                               obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1992, 470

 

Interment: William Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1969,311

 

1946-57           youth director, Lewistown First

1957-65           East Waterford (did not complete final year)

1965                retired

 

Note: Roy C. Collins served as a local pastor.

 



COLPETZER, JOHN IRWIN          

 

Born: 1-29-1917  State College PA                            married: Delores Ruth Michaels

Died: 2-20-1996                                                          obit:

 

1955    license

1960    ordained deacon

1961    ordained elder

1971    admitted as associate member, Western Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Alto Burial Park, Altoona PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1996, 310

 

1957-59           Cassville

1959-60           Cherry Tree

1960-63           Frankstown

1963-66           Altoona Lakemont

1966-69           Clearfield

1969-70           Hastings

1970                transfer to Western Pennsylvania Conference

1970-72           Hastings

1972-75           Edinburg Christ

1975-77           Rew-Gifford

1977-78           Curllsville

1978-80           Curllsville and Fairmont City

1980                retired

 

Note: John I. Colpetzer served as a local pastor.



 

COLWELL, ERNEST

 

Born: 4-7-1871  Manchester England             married: Anna Catherine Lantz

Died: 6-14-1961  Union Bridge MD                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1941, 165

                                                                                    married2: Inez C. Williams

1896    admitted on trial                                             obit2:

1898    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Mount Union Cemetery, Union Bridge MD

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1962, 221

 

1896-97           Belleville

1897                discontinued

1898                entered Wyoming Conference

1898-99           Alford

1899-00           Franklin Forks

1900-02           Hallstead

1890-05           Mt. Vision

1905-07           Ariel

1907-08           West Nanticoke

1908-11           Askam

1911-15           Moosic

1915-16           Wilkes Barre Bennett Memorial

1916-20           Newark Valley

1920-25           Meshoppen

1925                retired

                        1929-30  Coventry

                        1930-33  Oxford

                        1933-35  Nichols-Lounsberry

 

Note: Ernest C. Colwell is the son of Rev. John Colwell, a Methodist minister in England.  His three brothers were Methodist ministers in England, and he had two uncles who were Methodist ministers in Australia.  He came to America in 1894.  He is the father of Dr. Ernest Cadman Colwell, president of the School of Theology at Claremont CA.



 

COMLY, ROBERT H.

 

Born: 8-8-1876  Locust Grove MD                            married: Jennie Trout

Died: 11-13-1956                                                        obit: Philadelphia Conference 1959, 1067

 

1904    admitted on trial, Philadelphia Conference

1904    ordained, Philadelphia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Philadelphia Conference 1957, 484

 

1898-02           student, Dickinson College

                             1901-02  Rehoboth

1902                “transfer” to Philadelphia Conference           

1902-05           Orwigsburg & Port Clinton

1905-06           Slatington, Slatedale & Parryville

1906-07           Hulmeville & Bensalem

1907-09           Portland

1909-11           Elam

1911-13           Avondale & Catham

1913-17           Nesquehoning

1917-18           on leave

1918-21           Pine Grove

1921-23           Cornwall

1923-27           Lykens

1927-32           Lancaster Lancaster Avenue

1932-35           Leola & New Holland

1935-37           Mount Joy

1937-39           Hulmeville

1939                retired

 



 

COMP, GEORGE LEIBY

 

Born: 2-28-1848  Perry County PA                            married: Esther Angeline Jacobs

Died: 11-2-1916  Newport PA                                   obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1920, 139

 

1887    quarterly conference license

1890    admitted on trial, recommended by Alum Bank circuit

 

Interment: Walnut Grove Cemetery, Perry County PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1917, 132

 

1890-92           Alum Bank (beginning as an assistant during the 1889-90 conference year)

1892-96           Reedsville

1896-98           Ennisville

1898-01           Warrior’s Mark

1901-05           Hopewell  

1905-08           Petersburg

1908-10           Duncannon

1910-12           Barnesboro

1912-14           Coalport

1914                retired

 



 

COMP, JACOB S.

 

Born: 5-24-1845   Markelsville PA                             married: (single)

Died: 11-16-1876  Markelsville PA                            obit:

 

1867    quarterly conference license

1869    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Walnut Grove Cemetery, Perry County PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1877, 64

 

1867-69           student, Williamsport Dickinson Seminary

1869-71           Watsontown

1871-72           New Cumberland

1872-73           no appointment due to ill health

1873-74           New Cumberland

1874-75           West Fairview & Marysville

 

Note: An obituary also appears in the December 1876 Conference News.



 

COMPTON, HARRY B.

 

Born: 9-3-1857  Tiffin OH                                         married: Rebecca Myers

Died:12-30-1937  Ohio                                               obit:

 

1878    license, Conference unknown

1890   ordained deacon, New England Conference ["under the missionary rule"]

 

Interment:

Obit: New York Conference 1938,269

 

1883-90           missionary to Chile

1913-14           Panama English Church, North Andes Mission Conference

1925-26           Rouzerville  (started during 1925-26 conference year, ending fall 1926)

 

Note: Harry Compton served as a local pastor.  He was a missionary who had served for many years in South America.  See 1926, 255.  The conference archives has a biographical file on Harry Compton. He started his missionary career in Uruguay shortly after his graduation from Ohio Wesleyan College.  He is also described in 1913 as a chaplain in the United States army in the Canal Zone and the director of the American College in Panama.



 

CONEY, DANIEL RITCHIE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit

 

1925-28           Oriole & Antes Fort   

1928-30           Morris

 

Note: Daniel Coney served as a local pastor.  He is a 1924 graduate of Williamsport Dickinson Seminary.



 

CONFER, E.J.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1906-07           Oriole & Antes Fort

 

Note: E.J. Confer served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.



 

CONFER, JOSEPH HERBERT, JR.

 

Born: 9-18-1941  Lock Haven PA                               married: Barbara Kathryn Kramer [10/28/1960]

Died:                                                                            obit:

 

1964    admitted on trial

1964    ordained deacon

1966    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1964-66           student, Methodist Theological School in Delaware OH

1966-67           Harrisburg Christ

1967-70           Williamsburg

1970                located  1970,98



 

CONNER, BENJAMIN COULBOURN

 

Born: 1-5-1850  Marion MD                                       married: Bettie S. Tyler

Died: 8-18-1921  Williamsport PA                             obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1921, 144

 

1878    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1922, 125

 

1878-79           Jamestown

1879-80           faculty, Williamsport Dickinson Seminary

1880-81           Sinnemahoning

1881-84           Williamsport Grace

1884-87           Harrisburg Ridge Avenue

1887-92           York First

1892-95           Williamsport Mulberry Street

1895-00           Bloomsburg

1900-03           Harrisburg Ridge Avenue

1903-06           Altoona First

1906-12           superintendent. Altoona District

1912                superintendent, Danville District (ending August 1912)

1912-21           president, Williamsport Dickinson Seminary (beginning August 1912)

 

Note: There is also an obituary in the 12-8-1921 Christian Advocate, page 1555.  A biographical sketch appears in the 7-11-1912 Christian Advocate, page 1014.  Frank Ames Tyler (1875-1953) of the Virginia Conference of the MEC South (and later the Baltimore Conference) is a nephew. 



 

CONNER, GEORGE FRANCIS

 

Born: 2-16-1892  Wilmington DE                              married: Olive E. Keeler

Died: 9-14-1948                                                          obit:

 

1917    admitted on trial, Philadelphia Conference

 

Interment: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington VA

Obit: Philadelphia Conference 1949, 490      

 

1911-14           student, Williamsport Dickinson Seminary

                             1913-14  Eagles Mere & Laporte  

1916                “transfer” to Philadelphia Conference

1916-18           Coventryville, Philadelphia Conference

1918-21           Safe Harbor

1921-25           West Grove

1925-30           Pottstown First

1930-35           Norwood

1935-39           Philadelphia Berry Memorial

1939-42           Bywood

1942-48           Philadelphia Berry-Long Memorial

1948                Chester Trinity



 

CONNER, WALTER ROSS

 

Born: 2-19-1888  McVeytown PA                             married: Bertha Jane Hancock

Died: 10-18-1955                                                        obit:

 

1917    admitted on trial

1922    ordained deacon

1923    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: West Wisconsin Conference 1956, 154

 

1916-17           Emporium circuit (beginning during the 1915-16 year)

1917-20            student, Ohio Wesleyan College in Delaware OH

1920-23           student, Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston IL

1924                transfer to Wisconsin Conference

 

Note: Walter Ross Conner is listed in the 1945 Prominent Personalities in American Methodism and the 1952 Who’s Who

 



CONRAD, FRED A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1917    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1917-18           Riverside

1918-20           no appointment

1920                transfer to Rock River Conference



CONSER, SOLOMON L. M.

 

Born: 6-6-1812  Lewisburg PA                                  married: Susan Folck [9/7/1842]

Died: 2-20-1896  Loganton PA                                  obit:

 

1840    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1896, 53

 

1840-41           Licking Creek

1841-42           Allegany [MD]

1842-43           Bedford

1843-44           Covington

1844-46           Luzerne

1846-48           Danville

1848-49           Jersey Shore

1849-50           Allegany

1850-52           Northumberland

1852-54           Lewisburg (Pa) station

1854-56           Carlisle First

1856-57           Carlisle Emory Chapel

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Carlisle Emory Chapel

1858-60           Baltimore Jefferson Street

1860-62           Huntingdon

1862-63           chaplain US Army.

1863-64           Petersburg

1864-66           Gettysburg

1866-67           Port Matilda

1867                transfer to Baltimore Conference [to help reorganize in the South]

1867                 Staunton

                         Fairfax

1877                retired

Note: S.L.M. Conser is an uncle to Elder T. Conser of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church.  He requested the 1867 transfer to help reorganize the Methodist Episcopal Church in the South following the War.  He is the author of the 1891 Virginia after the war: an account of three year's experience in reorganizing the Methodist Episcopal Church in Virginia at the close of the Civil War and other related material.  One source gives his birth as “Washington township, Lycoming [now Clinton] County.”


 

COOK, ALBERT JACOB

 

Born: 1-30-1849                                                          married:

Died: 10-29-1930                                                        obit:

 

1873    admitted on trial, Central New York Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1873-75           missionary, China

1875                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1875-79           missionary, China

1879-80           Donegal circuit, Pittsburgh Conference

1880                transfer to Pittsburgh Conference

1880-82           Donegal circuit

1898-01           Claysville circuit

1901-04           Beallsville circuit

 

Note:  The early career of Albert J. Cook is linked with that of J. Resides Hykes of Shippensburg..  Both were admitted on trial in the Central NY Conference as missionaries to China in 1873, both transferred to the Central PA in 1875 and continued to serve as missionaries to China.



 

COOK, CHARLES OSCAR

 

Born: 11-17-1845  Baltimore MD                              married: Josephine H. Graves

Died: 10-11-1899  Shepherdstown WV                     obit: [d. 12/16/1893]

 

1865    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown WV

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1900, 73

 

1865-66           Hancock

1866-67           Frostburg

1867-68           Westminster

1868                transfer by boundary change to Baltimore Conference

1868-69           North Baltimore

1869-71           Berkley Springs

1871-73           Antietam

1873-75           on leave for health reasons

1875-76           Bladensburg

1876-78           Spencerville

1878-80           Berkley Springs

1880-81           Flintstone

1881-84           Shepherdstown

1884-86           Forestville

1886-89           Anacostia

1889-94           Washington North Capitol

1894-97           Fletcher

1897-98           Brookland & Langdon

1898-99           Brookland

1899                Baltimore Garrett Park

 


 

COOK, HARVEY A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1927-29           Wallis Run

 

Note: Harvey A. Cook served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.  He is also designated as E. HARVEY COOK.



 

COOK, ISRAEL BRIGGS

 

Born: 6-19-1789  Vermont                                                     married: Anna Beach Dodson

Died: 3-7-1868  Luzerne County PA                                     obit: [3/22/1797 – 5/20/1847]

 

1813    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

1816    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

1817    ordained elder, Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Pine Grove Cemetery, Berwick PA

Obit: East Baltimore Conference 1868, 55

 

1813                 Genesee Conference

1813-14           Lycoming

1814-15           Canaan

1815-16           Northumberland

1816-17           Canaan

1817-18           Bridgewater

1818-19           Shamokin

1819-20           Lycoming

1820                transfer by boundary change to Baltimore Conference

1820-21           Northumberland

1821-22           Juniata

1822                retired

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

 

Note: Israel B. Cook maintained his home in Huntington township, Luzerne County, where his wife was born and raised.  Some sources give that as his birthplace.  He is also reported to have been a member of the Wyoming Conference

 



COOK, JOHN C.

 

Born: c. 1837                                                             married:

Died: 4-22-1862  Carlisle PA                                     obit:

 

1860    admitted on trial,                                            East Baltimore Conference 

1862    ordained deacon,                                            East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Baltimore Conference 1863, 31

 

1860-61           Shirleysburg

1861-62           Carlisle

1862                McVeytown [appointed, but took ill before filling the appointment]

 


 

COOK, MAX BURDETTE

 

Born: 1-18-1909  Farrandsville PA                             married: Freda Miller

Died: 2-22-1983                                                          obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1987, 412

 

1951    license, recommended by Jersey Shore First

1955    ordained deacon

1957    ordained elder

1969    admitted as associate member

 

Interment: Sunnyside Cemetery, Mill Hall PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1983, 400

 

1951-53           assistant, Lock Haven Parish

1953-54           Waterville

1954-56           Millville

1956-58           Trevorton

1958-62           Howard

1962-66           Bendersville (beginning 3/15/1962)

1966-71           Mill Hall

1971-75           Milesburg

1975                retired

     1975-76  Waterville

     1976-79  Fairbrook

 

Note: Max B. Cook taught high school and coached for 20 years prior to entering the ministry.



 

COOK, WILLIAM B. SR

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1912                                                                  obit:

 

1907    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1906-07           Cherry Tree

1907-08           Gatchelville

1908-10           Waller

1910-12           Washingtonville (moved to Jonestown in mid-year year: see 1912, 81)

1912    Jonestown

 

Note: William B. Cook Sr served as a local pastor.  He seems to have died soon after the 1912 conference.

 



COOK, WILLIAM B. JR

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1911    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1910-11           Clearfield circuit

1911-13           Karthaus

1913-15           Port Matilda

1915-18           Salona-Lamar

1918                located


  

COOPER, GEORGE B.

 

Born: 2-20-1867  Johnstown PA                                married: Letta L. Schobert [3/3/1891]

Died:                                                                           obit: [b. 3/3/1868]

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1888-89           Schloyersville (first 4 months), while the assigned pastor finished school    

                        Nescopeck (last 8 months), assisting during the last year they were attached to Berwick

 

Note: George B. Cooper is listed as a local pastor 1888,125 – his only mention in the conference journals.  The story of George B. Cooper is given in the 2013 volume of The Chronicle, pages 60-73.


 

COOPER, GEORGE WASHINGTON

 

Born: 7-11-1825  Gettysburg PA                               married: Lavinia Beckwith

Died: 1-22-1902                                                          obit: [c.1827 – after 1903]

 

1847    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

1850    ordained deacon, Baltimore Conference

1852    ordained elder, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1902, 58

 

1848-49           Shippensburg

1849-50           Carlisle

1850-51           Frederick

1851-53           Lewisburg (Va) station

1853-55           Martinsburg

1855-56           Lewistown

1856-57           Hollidaysburg

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Hollidaysburg

1858-60           Baltimore Harford Avenue

1860-62           Baltimore Emory Chapel

1862-63           Waynesboro (first part of year)

                         Baltimore Jefferson Street (second part of year)

1863-66           Baltimore Jefferson Street

1866-68           Frostburg station

1868                transfer by boundary change to Baltimore Conference

1868-69           Frostburg station

1869-72           Baltimore Columbia Avenue

1872-74           Washington McKendree

1874-78           superintendent, Winchester District

1878-81           Baltimore Wesley Chapel

1881-84           Baltimore Franklin Street

1884-87           Baltimore Columbia Avenue

1887-92           Westminster

1892-97           Baltimore Mount Vernon

1897                retired

                            1897  Baltimore Bethany (5 months)

 


 

COOPER, OKEY

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1953    admitted on trial, West Virginia Conference

1956    admitted in full connection, West Virginia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1953-54           Smithfield (moved to Greenbank before the year was completed)

1954-55           Greenbank

1955-58           Oceana

1958-59           Dallas

1959                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1959-63           Claysburg

1963                located



 

COPE, PAUL W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1963    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1963-64           associate, Hunlock Creek

1964-68           Ulysses

1968-71           South Williamsport (ending 1/1/71)

1971                no longer listed

                        became a pastor in the United Church of Christ

 

Note: Paul W. Cope served as a local pastor. 

 



COPE, RALPH E.       

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1967    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1967-70Audenreid

 

Note: Ralph E. Cope served as a local pastor.



 

COPELAND, HARRY F.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:      

Obit:

 

1909-10           Irish Valley

1910-11           Wharton

 

Note:  H.F. Copeland served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.

 



 

CORSON, FRED PIERCE

 

Born: 4-11-1896  Millville NJ                         married: Frances Blount Beaman

Died: 2-16-1985                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1998, 319

 

1919    ordained deacon, New York East Conference

1920    admitted on trial, New York East Conference

1922    ordained elder, New York East Conference

           

Interment:

Obit: Southern New Jersey Conference 1986, 282

 

1919-24           Jackson Heights

1924-26           New Haven

1926-28           Port Washington

1928-30           Brooklyn Simpson

1930-34           superintendent, Brooklyn South District

1934-37           president, Dickinson College

1937                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1937-44           president, Dickinson College

1944-               elected Bishop

 

Note: Fred P. Corson is listed in the 1945 Prominent Personalities in American Methodism and the 1966 Who’s Who in the Methodist Church.  He is the father of Hampton Payne Corson of the New York Conference.



 

COSSLETT, CARL EVAN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1957    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1956-58           Mont Alto

1958                transfer to Virginia Conference

 

Note: Carl Evan Cosslett is listed in the 2003 General Minutes as a retired member of the Virginia Conference.



 

COTTAM, JOSEPH A.

 

Born: 5-20-1883                                                          married: Elizabeth Green [3/14/1903]

Died: 9-5-1967  Philadelphia PA                                obit: [1885-1963]

 

?          admitted on trial, Detroit Conference

 

Interment: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia PA

Obit:

 

1909-10           Trout Lake and Nawbinway

1910-12           Newberry

1912-14           Dearborn Ten Eyck Memorial (ending Feb 1914)

1914                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1914-19           Beaver Meadows (left during the year for war work: see 1919, 72&73)

1919-20           YMCA  War Work

1920-23           on leave

1923                permitted to withdraw under complaints

                        missionary work in China, Japan, India and Africa

 

Note: Joseph A. Cottam was a singular personality who became involved in serious incidents in both the Detroit and Central Pennsylvania Conferences.  He just “appears” in the Detroit Conference appointments beginning in 1909, with no mention of his entering the Conference in any category.  The folder on Rev. Cottam in the biographical files at the archives includes a post-1923 brochure describing his involvement with the traveling Swarthmore Chautauqua circuit.



 

COUP, P.M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1886-87           Loyalsock

 

Note: P.M. Coup is otherwise unknown.



 

COVERT, HORACE THADDEUS

 

Born: 7-14-1889  Three Springs PA                           married: Elizabeth Watkins

Died: 2-1-1957  Bedford PA                                      obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1942, 208

                                                                                    married2: Erma R. Mulhollen

1917    admitted on trial                                             obit2: 1975, 166

 

Interment: Saltillo Cemetery, Saltillo PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1957, 239; 1958, 251

 

1913-14           Shirleysburg

1914-15           Ennisville 

1915-17           Mapleton  & Mill Creek

1920-23           Williamsburg

1923-29           Mifflintown

1929-31           South Williamsport

1931-36           Ashland

1936-41           Woolrich

1941-47           Bellwood

1947-56           Bedford

1956                retired



 

COWHER, HAROLD LEROY

 

Born: 3-21-1921                                                          married:

Died: 12-28-1998                                                        obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1956-57           Robertsdale

 

Note: Harold L. Cowher is a brother to Merle S. Cowher.  He served as a local pastor and settled on a career with the railroad.



 

COWHER, MERLE S.

 

Born: 7-4-1915  Hannah Furnace PA                         married: Gladys Patton

Died: 3-23-1987                                                          obit:

 

1936    license, Tyrone Columbia Avenue

1945    license, Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1946    admitted on trial, Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1967    ordained, Western Pennsylvania Conference of the EUB Church

 

Interment: Shoop’s Cemetery, Harrisburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1987, 413

 

1937-38           Allegheny circuit (1/1/37 – 6/30/38)

1938-40           Sandy Ridge – Center

1940-41           Wallaceton

1941-45           US Army

1945                “transfer” to Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1945-47           Springfield (11/1/45 – 9/1/47)

1947-64           Sewickley (beginning 9/1/47)

1954-56           Oak Ridge

1956-57           no appointment

1957-63           Fishertown

1963-70           Huntingdon Larger Parish

1970                transfer by boundary change to Central Pennsylvania Conference of the UMC

1970-73           Westfield

1973-81           Harrisburg Otterbein

1981                retired

 

Note: Merle S. Cowher is a brother to Harold L. Cowher.  He started the conference course of study and has a file with the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, but he opted to join the United Brethren denomination.



 

COX, ALBERT EDWARD

 

Born: 10-30-1935                                                        married: Ruth Gray

Died: 2-26-2003                                                          obit:

 

1966    ordained, Christian & Missionary Alliance Church

1968    license

1971    ordained

1973    admitted as associate member

 

Interment: Brookfield Cemetery, Tioga County PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 2003, 377

 

1962-68           Christian & Missionary Alliance churches

1968                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Church

1968-69           Harrison Valley Federated (ending 11/14/1969)

1969-71           Genesee (beginning 11/15/1969)

1971-72           Lock Haven circuit

1972-76           Lock Haven Parish

1976-86           North Towanda

1986-91           New Bloomfield Parish

1991-93           Saginaw-Starview

1993-93\7        Leesburg (ending 10/4/1997)

1997-99           Watsontown (beginning 10/4/1997)

1999                retired

                             1999-01 Wallis Run



 

COX, JOHN ALFRED

 

Born: 7-7-1896  Orbisonia PA                                    married: Eva Crispell

Died: 3-31-1966                                                          obit:

 

1924    admitted on trial

1926    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Swissdale Cemetery, Swissdale PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1966, 333

 

1922-23           Cassville

1923-25           Ennisville 

1925-27           Shirleysburg

1927-30           Allenport

1930-32           Petersburg

1932-37           Berwick Calvary

1937-38           on leave

1938                withdrew

1960-66           McElhattan

 

Note: John A. Cox was a member of Trinity Lock Haven and worked for the Sylvania Company 1938-60.

 



CRAIG, JOHN F.

 

Born: 8-?-1826  Montour County PA             married:

Died: 10-30-1886  Douglas County MO        obit

 

1858    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Douglas County, MO

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1887, 81

 

1858-59           Newberry

1859-60           Bellefonte circuit

1860-61           Caledonia

1861-62           Shippensburg

1862-63           Penn’s Valley

1863-65           New Washington

1865-66           Philipsburg

1866-67           Sinnemahoning

1867-68           Rainsburg

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           Snydertown

1869-71           Trevorton

1871-72           Port Matilda

1872-73           Cogan Valley

1873-74           Liberty Valley

1874-75           Benton

1875-77           Snow Shoe

1877-78           Martinsburg

1878-79           Pleasant Gap

1879-81           Congress Hill

1881-86           on leave for health reasons

 

Note: John F. Craig supplied churches in Missouri 1882-85.



 

CRAMER, LEO CARL

 

Born: 5-15-1929  Soldier PA                                      married: Mona Lou Buhite

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1947    license

1955    admitted on trial

1955    ordained deacon

1957    ordained elder, Erie Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1955-57           Newton Hamilton

1957                transfer to Erie Conference (merged into Western Pennsylvania in 1962)

1957-63           Sandy Lake

1963-65           missionary, Chugiak AK

1965-71           missionary, Anchorage AK Anchor Park

1971-70           Saegertown-Blooming Valley

1979-94           Reynoldsville

1994                retired

 

Note: Leo Carl Cramer is a brother to Max Wayne Cramer and to Roger W. Cramer of the Western Pennsylvania Conference.  He is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in the Methodist Church, page 286.

 



CRAMER, MAX WAYNE

 

Born: 7-13-1922  Sykesvile PA                                  married: Gladys Irene Sheesley

Died: 1-16-2012  IN                                                   obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 2008, 402

 

1951    admitted on trial, Erie Conference

1952    ordained deacon

1954    ordained elder

 

Interment: Valhalla Memory Gardens, Bloomington IN

Obit: Susquehanna Conference 2012, 293

 

1952                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1952-54           Claysburg

1954-56           McVeytown

1956-58           Snow Shoe

1958-59           Reedsville

1959                transfer to Erie Conference (merged into Western Pennsylvania in 1962)

1959-65           Harrisville (ending Feb 1965)

1965-66           Dubois Lakeside –Sabula (beginning Feb 1965)

1966-70           missionary, Girdwood & East Anchorage AK

1970                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1970-73           Clearfield Parish

1973-78           missionary, AK (ending 10/25/1978)

1978-82           Penbrook Trinity (beginning10/25/1078)

1982-86           Red Bird Missionary Conference

1986-88           Manchester KY First

1988                retired

 

Note: Max Wayne Cramer is a brother to Leo Carl Cramer and to Roger W. Cramer of the Western Pennsylvania Conference.  He is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in the Methodist Church, page 286.



 

CRAMMER, HOWARD SAUNDERS

 

Born: 4-15-1886                                                          married: Adra Buzby

Died: 5-29-1951                                                          obit:

 

?          admitted on trial, New Jersey Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: New Jersey Conference 1951, 806

 

1915-16           Picture Rocks circuit (beginning 4/15/15), Central Pennsylvania Conference

1916                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1916-17           Oriole-Antes Fort

1917-18           Port Matilda

1918-20           Rouzerville

1920                transfer to New Jersey Conference



 

CRAWFORD, FRANK SYLVESTER

 

Born: 9-11-1892  Altoona PA                                    married: Lulu M. Fouse

Died: 6-7-1975  Huntingdon PA                                obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1965, 365

                                                                                    married2: Sara Ramsey Mort

1946    license, recommended by Allenport               obit: [d. 2/2/2001]

1952    ordained

 

Interment: Mount Union IOOF Cemetery, Mount Union PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1975, 158

 

1944-48           Allenport

1948-54           McVeytown

1954-59           Allenport

1959                retired

                             1962        Shade Valley (ending 11/14/1962)

                             1962-69  James Creek (beginning 11/15/1962)



 

CRAWFORD, MONTE HARPER

 

Born: 3-11-1886  Renovo PA                                     married: Gertrude Elizabeth Whitby

Died: 12-31-1950  Philipsburg PA                             obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1974, 436

 

1920    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Bald Eagle Cemetery

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1951, 203

 

1916-18           Cross Fork

1918-20           Leetonia

1920-22           Salladasburg

1922-26           Hopewell

1926-29           Altoona Broad Avenue

1929-33           Milesburg-Unionville

1933-41           Osceola Mills

1941-47           Altoona Fifth Avenue

1947-48           Birmingham

1948-50           Bald Eagle Parish



 

CREEK, JOHN T.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1898    ordained deacon, recommended by Utahville

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1896-98           Utahville

 

Note: John T. Creek served as a local pastor.



 

CREIGHTON, ABRAM M.

 

Born: 4-16-1831  near Lewistown PA                        married: Elmira Gray

Died: 7-7-1884  Philipsburg PA                                 obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1884, 87

 

1857    quarterly conference license, Newville

1857    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Gray’s Church Cemetery, Stormstown PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1885, 79

 

1857-58           Concord

1858-59           Lock Haven

1859-60           Warrior’s Mark

1860-62           Beaver Meadow

1862-64           Sunbury

1864-67           Montoursville

1867-68           Ashland

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-70           Ashland

1870-71           Danville Trinity

1871-74           Renovo

1874-77           Montoursville

1877-79           Hazleton

1879-82           Philipsburg

1882-84           on leave

 

Note: An obituary for Abram M. Creighton also appears in the 7/15/1884 Conference News.  A biographical sketch is given in Armstrong’s The Old Baltimore Conference.  Mrs. Creighton was one of eight sisters, five of whom married Methodist ministers: Anna married Presley Smith, Margaret married Dennis Dorsey of the Missouri Conference, Frances married Samuel Regester, Sarah married Alexander M. Barnitz. 



 

CREIGHTON, SAMUEL

 

Born: 1-25-1833  near Lewistown PA                        married: Catharine A. Ryman

Died: 9-10-1907  Mackeyville PA                              obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1886, 87

 

1854    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1908, 129

 

1853-54           Karthaus

1854-55           Manor Hill

1855-57           Bellefonte

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-59           Mifflinburg

1859-61           Altoona

1861-63           Philipsburg

1863-65           North Baltimore

1865-68           Lock  Haven

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-71           Lewisburg

1871-74           Danville St. Paul’s

1874-76           Berwick

1876-79           Lock  Haven

1879-82           Williamsport Pine Street

1882-85           Milton

1885-88           Altoona Eighth Avenue

1888-93           Williamsport Pine Street

1893-00           on leave

1900-01           Lewistown

1901                retired

 

Note: Mrs. Creighton is the daughter of local preacher Charles Ryman.

 



CREPS, JOHN ELSWORTH

 

Born: 5-16-1895  Rouzerville PA                               married: Phoebe _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1923    admitted on trial

1927    ordained deacon

1929    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1922-25           student, Dickinson College

                             1922-23  Rehoboth

                             1924-25  West Fairview & Summerdale

1925-28           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

                             1925-26  West Fairview & Summerdale

1928-29           Flemington

1929                withdrew to enter the Presbyterian ministry

1929-43           Curwensville Pike

                        Sparrow Point MD

 

Note: This name also appears as J. ELLSWORTH CREPS.  His son and grandson, Rev. John E. Creps Jr and Rev. John E. Creps III, also served as pastors in other denominations.  More information is available from the biographical files in the conference archives.

 



CREVELING, SETH A.

 

Born: 1-20-1836                                                          married: Lydia M. Mack

Died: 4-20-1911  Montoursville                                 obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1917, 137

 

1863    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Montoursville Cemetery, Montoursville PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1912, 124

 

1863-64           New Bloomfield

1864-65           Birmingham

1865-66           Saxton

1866-68           Shirleysburg

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-70           Cassville

1870-71           Concord

1871-77           on leave

                             1871-73  Concord

                             1873-75  McVeytown

1877-80           Ray’s Hill

1880-83           Schellsburg

1883-86           Freedom

1886-89           Green Village

1889-92           Airville

1892-97           Town Hill

1897-01           Rohrsburg

1901-03           Fairview

1903                retired

 

Note: An obituary for Seth A. Creveling also appears in the 9/14/1911 NY Christian Advocate, page 1259.  Mrs. Creveling’s mother was part of the extended Bowman family of Old Stone Church.



 

CREVER, BENJAMIN HECK

 

Born: 3-16-1817  Carlisle PA                         married: Susan Caroline Follansbee

Died: 4-16-1890  Hanover PA                                    obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1887,86

 

1840    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Washington Street Cemetery, Williamsport PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1891, 75

 

1840-41           Augusta

1841-42           Christiansburg

1842-32           Baltimore City station

1843-44           Lewisburg VA

1844-46           Northumberland

1846-48           schoolmaster, Milton PA

1848-50           founding president, Williamsport Dickinson Seminary

1850-51           Warrior’s Mark

1851-53           Jersey Shore

1853-55           Lewistown

1855-57           North Baltimore

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-59           Caroline Street

1859-61           Cumberland

1861-63           Frederick

1863-66           chaplain, US Army

1866-68           superintendent, Carlisle District

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           superintendent, Northumberland District

1869-70           superintendent, Danville District

1870-72           Bloomsburg

1872-74           living in Minnesota for health reasons

1874-75           founding president, Worthington Seminary of the Minnesota Conference

1875-76           Mifflinville

1876-77           on leave, established a short-lived school in Harrisburg

1877-79           Liverpool

1879-81           Watsontown-Montandon

1881-83           Emporium

1883-86           Petersburg

1886                retired

 

Note: Benjamin Heck Crever is a brother to Frederick E. Crever.  There is also an obituary in the 5-29-1890 Baltimore Methodist.  Biographical sketches appear in Armstrong’s The Old Baltimore Conference and in Simpson’s Cyclopedia of Methodism.  Rev. Crever led the construction of Crever Memorial ME Church in Petersburg in memory of his wife.  Rev. Crever’s daughter Mary is the wife of Charles T. Dunning and mother of James Edwin Dunning.

 



CREVER, FREDERICK E.

 

Born: 4-9-1824  Carlisle PA                                       married: Rachel Ann Hendrix

Died: 8-7-1887  Shrewsbury PA                                obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1924, 149

 

1853    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Shrewsbury Cemetery, Shrewsbury PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1888, 88

Obit: The Old Balt. Conf. by Armstrong, 356

 

1853-54           Sinnemahoning

1854-55           Warrior’s Mark

1855-56           Lewistown Circuit

1856-57            Shrewsbury

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Shrewsbury

1858-59           Newport

1859-61           Concord

1861-62           McConnellsburg

1862-64           Hampstead

1864-66           Castle Fin

1866-67           Great Falls

1867-68           Shrewsbury

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           Shrewsbury

1869-70           on leave

1870-71           Hazleton

1871-74           Orangeville

1874-76           Espy-Light St.

1876-77           Castle Fin

1877-80           on leave

1880                retired

 

Note: Frederick E. Crever is a brother to Benjamin Heck Crever.  A biographical sketch appears in Armstrong’s The Old Baltimore Conference.



 

CRITES, BART E.

 

Born: 2-20-1892  Renovo PA                                     married: Alma I. Dieffenderfer

Died: 11-22-1961  FL                                                 obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1982, 389

 

1924    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1962, 318

 

1924-28           Avis

1928-35           Altoona Llyswen

1935-37           Hollidaysburg First

1937-42           Hazleton St. Paul’s

1942-49           Waynesboro

1949-54           Williamsport Newberry

1954-57           Northumberland

1957                retired

 



 

CRIVELLI, UGO

 

Born: 8-14-1881  Milan, Italy                         married: Esther Rossi

Died: 8-15-1960  Youngstown OH                            obit: Erie Conference 1953, 660

 

Interment: Youngstown OH

Obit: Erie Conference 1961, 596

 

            Indiana Conference

1920                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1920-33           Altoona Italian Mission

1933                transfer to Wyoming Conference

                        Hillsville PA

                        retired to Jamestown NY

                        returned to Altoona PA and conducted Italian services at Altoona Broad Avenue

 



CROFT, EDWARD JACOB

 

Born: 2-28-1873  Franklin County PA                       married: Anna Viora Wagner

Died: 7-15-1956                                                          obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1957, 248

 

Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1957, 240

 

1913-22           Harrisonville (beginning 5/10/13)

1922-26           Concord

1926-31           Fort Loudon (ending 10/15/31)

1931-36           York Springs (beginning 10/15/31)

1936-41           Blain

1941                retired

                             1946-47  Burnt Cabins (beginning 10/15/46)

 

Note: Edward J. Croft served as a local pastor and is the son of John R. Croft (1827-1898) of the Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Church.  The story of how he was recruited for Methodism is given in the 1814 journal, page 80.  He is also reported to have served briefly in retirement at Hustontown, Harrisonville, Neelyton, East Waterford, and Bendersville. 



 

CROMWELL, GEORGE CUSTER

 

Born: 1-22-1901                                                          married: Lula Leonard LeCompte

Died: 2-12-1998                                                          obit: Baltimore Conference 1989, 382

 

1925    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

1927    ordained deacon, Baltimore Conference

1929    ordained elder, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Rockville Cemetery, Rockville MD

Obit: Baltimore-Washington Conference 1998, 585

 

1924-25           student, Dickinson College

                            1924-25  Blain (beginning 8/4/24 and ending fall 1925)

1925-28           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

1928-31           Stone Chapel

1931-35           Woodlawn St. Lukes

1935-39           Exeter Memorial

1939-45           Havre de Grace

1945-47           Washington DC Lewis Memorial

1947-51           Towson First

1951-57           Washington DC Brookland

1957-66           Rockville

1966                retired

                             1966-72  minister of visitation, Bethesda

 

Note: G. Custer Cromwell is the father of missionary to Argentina Marian Cromwell (Mrs. Milton) Robinson.



 

CRONCE, ASHER READING

 

Born: 9-3-1851  Rosemont NJ                                    married: Martha Gregg Morris

Died: 10-24-1906                                                        obit: Newark Conference 1921, 79

 

1879    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit: Newark Conference 1907, 101

 

1878-81           Howard

1881-83           Altoona Twenty-Fourth Street

1883-86           York Duke Street

1886-89           New Cumberland

1889                transfer to St. Louis Conference

 

1906                Newark Trinity

 



 

CRONE, LEVI SMITH

 

Born: 2-12-1836  near Dover PA                                married: Mrs. Elizabeth C. Krause

Died: 9-15-1896  Marion KS                                      obit:

 

1862    license, recommended by York Beaver Street

1863    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

1865    ordained deacon, East Baltimore Conference

1867    ordained elder, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Marion KS

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1897, 92

 

1862-63           Middletown MD

1863-64           Frostburg

1864-65           Liberty

1865-66           Allegheny

1866-67           Quincy

1867-68           York Duke Street

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-70           Jamestown

1870-73           Sinnemahoning

1873-75           Howard

1875-76           Congress Hill

1876-79           Washingtonville

1879-82           Castle Fin

1982-84           Three Springs

1884-86           Concord

1886                on leave to Kansas for health reasons



 

CROPF, ALLEN FOSTER

 

Born: 2-23-1933  Danville PA                                    married: Varabhon _____

Died: 10-24-2013                                                        obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1961-65           Audenreid

 

Note: Allen F. Cropf served in the Central Pennsylvania Conference as a local pastor.  He graduated from Perkins School of Theology and served as a pastor and/or chaplain in Pennsylvania, Texas, Thailand and New York.  He was a longtime resident of Ithaca NY.

 



CROSTHWAITE, ADAM CLARK

 

Born: 1-31-1844                                                          married: Harriet Emma Fisher

Died: 3-3-1917                                                            obit: Nebraska Conference 1929, 420

 

1868    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Nebraska Conference 1917, 266

 

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-70           Bloomingdale

1870-72           Centralia

1872-74           Benton

1874-75           Liberty Valley

1875-78           Duboistown

1878                transfer to Nebraska Conference

 

Note: A. Clark Crosthwaite is the son of Mortimer P. Crosthwaite.

 

 



CROSTHWAITE, MORTIMER P.

 

Born: 9-16-1819  Centre County PA                          married: Catherine E. Close

Died: 1-6-1898  Cammal PA                                      obit: (d. 6/17/1851)

                                                                                    married2: Rebecca T. Kennelly

1860  admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference  obit2: (d. 12/2/1889)

 

Interment: Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1898, 96

 

1860-61           Warrior’s Mark

1861-62           Orangeville

1862-64           Catawissa

1864-66           Berwick

1866-68           Bloomingdale

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           Bloomingdale

1869-72           Salona

1872-74           Espy-Light St.

1874-77           Mifflinburg

1877-79           Montousville

1879-82           Hughesville

1882-84           Beech Creek-Mill Hall

1884-85           East Lock Haven

1885-88           Saladasburg

1888-91           Duboistown

1891-98           on leave

 

Note: Mortimer P. Crosthwaite is the father of Adam Clark Crosthwaite and Jennie M. Crosthwaite, wife of Zebulon Stratton Rhone.



 

CROTSLEY, GEORGE NELSON

 

Born: 3-17-1851  near Cassville PA                           married:

Died: 1-31-1901  near Eagle Foundry PA                  obit:

 

1887    ordained deacon, recommended by Clarkstown

 

Interment: family cemetery, near Cassville PA

Obit: [1901, 78]

 

1886-87           Clarkstown and Fairview

1887-89           Clarkstown

1889-91           Loyalsock

1892-95           Waterville

1895-98           Gardeau

1898                no longer listed

 

Note: George N. Crotsley served as a local pastor and is the brother of H.H. Crotsley.  In 1898 (following the death of his wife and for his own health) he retired to Slate Run PA and practiced dentistry as he was able.  An obituary also appears in the 4/18/1902 Christian Advocate, page 638.



 

CROTSLEY, HARMON HESTON

 

Born: 2-11-1854  near Cassville PA                           married: Emma Catherine Sterling

Died: 10-8-1928  Philadelphia PA                              obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1947,200

 

1886  admitted on trial, recommended by Williamsport Mulberry Street

 

Interment: Huntingdon Cemetery, Huntingdon PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1929, 188

 

1886-88           Waterville

1888-90           Wesport

1890-92           Austin-Costello

1892-96           Houtzdale

1896-97           Hyner

1897-99           Watsontown

1899-05           Petersburg

1905-09           Juniata

1906-10           Watsontown

1910-11           St. Mary’s

1911-12           Harrisburg Epworth

1912-17           Osceola Mills

1917-20           Altoona Fairview

1920                retired

 

Note: H.H. Crotsley is the brother of George N. Crotsley.

 



CROUSE, LEWIS ALEXANDER

 

Born: 3-16-30  Williamsport PA                                 married: Patricia Ann Johnson [5/16/63]

Died: 10-14-2009                                                        obit:

                                                                                    married2: Torus Y. Ness Wise [8/28/1982]

                                                                                    obit2:

1954    license                                                            

1958    admitted on trial, recommended by Williamsport Wesley

1958    ordained deacon

1961    ordained elder

 

Interment: Blymire’s Cemetery, Dallastown PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 2010, 162

 

1952-54           associate, Lock Haven

1954-56           Penns Valley

1956-60           Ray’s Hill

1960-61           Altoona Wesley-Asbury (ending 10/15/1961)

1961-64           Renovo (beginning 10/15/1961)

1964-66           Milesburg

1966-69           Mount Holly Springs

1969-73           Mercersburg

1973-82           Milton Bethany

1982-85           Altoona Faith

1985-89           Altoona Faith-Trinity

1989-94           York Fourth

1994                retired

                                            associate pastor, Dallastown Bethlehem

                                            visitation pastor, Stewartstown

                                            interim pastor, Fairmount Salem

                             2005-09  Freysville Zion



 

CROW, HARRY EDGAR

 

Born: 8-27-1871  near Liverpool PA                          married: Mary L. Lickle

Died: 6-20-1952  Reading PA                                    obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1973, 383

 

1901    admitted on trial, recommended by Carlisle

 

Interment: Liverpool Cemetery, Liverpool PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1953, 217

 

1901-03           Greencastle

1903-04           Vira

1904-06           South Williamsport

1906-09           Wilburton

1909-12           Laurelton

1912-18           Conyngham

1918-22           Dillsburg-Wellsville

1922-25           Shippensburg

1925-32           Stewartstown

1932-36           Burnham

1936-39           Houtzdale

1939                retired

 



 

CROWDING, WALTER LYNN

 

Born: 10-4-1894  Still Pond MD                                married: Catharine Frederick

Died: 6-23-1980  Carlisle PA                                     obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1990, 450

 

1922    admitted on trial

 

Prominent Personalities in American Methodist, 1945

Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, 1966, 295

 

Interment: Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1981, 327

 

1922-24           West Fairview-Summerdale

1924-26           Dillsburg-Wellsville

1926-28           Berwick Calvary

1928-33           Trinity, Harrisburg

1933-38           Lewisburg

1938-42           Waynesboro

1942-45           Altoona First  

1945-51           superintendent, Sunbury District

1951-57           Williamsport Pine Street

1957-58           sabbatical leave, exchange minister in Stockport England

1958-63           Shippensburg

1963                retired

                             1963-69  associate, Carlisle Allison

 

Note: Walter L. Crowding is the father of  Catherine Crowding Cole, wife of Dan P. Cole.  He is listed in the 1945 Prominent Personalities in American Methodism and the 1966 Who’s Who in the Methodist Church.



 

CROYLE, FRANK CARL

 

Born: 6-4-1940  New Castle PA                                 married: Barbara Louise Stocker

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1965    admitted on trial

1965    ordained deacon

1968    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1958-62           student, ULCA in Los Angeles CA

                             1959-62  assistant, Los Angeles CA LaTisera

1962-64           student. Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

                             1962-64  assistant, Demarest NJ

1964-66           assistant, Ridgefield CT Jesse Lee Memorial

1966-67           study abroad

1967-70           Summerdale-West Fairview

1970-76           Summerdale (ending 9/1/1976)

1976-84           Troy (beginning 9/1/1976)

1984-86           Penbrook Grace

1986-87           sabbatical

1987-90           leave of absence

1990                withdrew: see 1990, 236



 

CROYLE, HARRY ALLEN

 

Born: 3-23-1892  Pavia PA                                         married: Mabelle Z. Hilbish

Died: 10-29-1950                                                        obit: [1890-1978]

 

1927    ordained local deacon

 

Interment: Pavia Cemetery, Pavia PA

Obit:

 

1923-25           Glen Hope

1925-28           Karthaus

1028-29           Penfield

 

Note: Mrs. Croyle is the daughter of Benjamin F. Hilbish.

 



CROYLE, ROBERT RAYMOND

 

Born: 3-2-1903  Ramey PA                                        married: Helen Elizabeth Riffle

Died: 6-18-1980                                                          obit: 2005, 444

 

1928    admitted on trial

1930    ordained deacon

1932    ordained elder

 

Interment: Old Rosemont Cemetery, Bloomsburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1981, 328

 

1928-31           student, Juniata College

     1928-31  Shirleysburg

1931-33            student Garrett Biblical Institute in Evanston IL

                             1932-33  Harvey IL

1933-38           Altoona Jaggard

1938-41           Altoona Jaggard-Mardorf

1941-43           Curwensville

1943-45           chaplain, US Navy

1945-46           Williamsport Mulberry Street

1946-49           Milton

1949-56           Clearfield Trinity

1956-60           superintendent, Altoona District

1960-65           Bloomsburg Wesley

1965                retired             

                             1965-74  counseling minister, Bloomsburg Wesley                      

 

 Note: Robert R. Croyle is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in the Methodist Church, page 296.



 

CUDDY, JAMES BILLINGSLEY

 

Born: 8-16-1836 Baltimore County MD                    married: Harriet Kramer

Died: 8-2-1874  Dansville, NY                                   obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1936, 201

 

1857    license

1860    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference: recommended by Danville

1862    ordained deacon

1864    ordained elder

 

Interment: Muncy Cemetery, Muncy PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1875, 67

 

1860-61           Muncy

1861-62           Shrewsbury

1862-63           Harford Avenue

1863-64           Great Falls

1864-65           Long Green

1865-66           Hancock

1866-68           on leave

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-70           Jeanesville

1870-72           Muncy

1872-74           Salona

 

Note: A biographical sketch is given in the 1/1/1882 Conference News, page 5.  James Billingsley Cuddy is a first cousin to George Lawson Cuddy (1854-1929) of the Pacific Northwest Conference and to the father of Royston S. Cuddy.  Refer to the Cuddy folder in the biographical files.



 

CUDDY, ROYSTON STABLER

 

Born: 9-26-1892                                                          married: [5/27/1913]

Died: 2-26-1968                                                          obit:

 

1914    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Vestal Hills Memorial Park, Vestal NY

Obit:

 

1911-13           local preacher, living in New Freedom

1913-14           Gatchelville

1914-17           Green Village

1917-18           Bakerton

1918-19           York Epworth

1919-20           New Bloomfield

1920-22           Town Hill

1922                withdrew

 

Note:  Royston S. Cuddy is a 1912 graduate of Williamsport Dickinson Seminary.  Photos of him are available in glee cub and graduation group pictures.  In 1934 Royston Cuddy was a congregational pastor in Norwood NY.  In 1952 he was a Presbyterian minister in Conklin NY.  Royston S. Cuddy is the nephew of George Lawson Cuddy (1854-1929) of the Pacific Northwest Conference and the first cousin once removed of James Billingsley Cuddy.  Refer to the Cuddy folder in the biographical files.



 

CULLUM, JEREMIAH WESLEY

 

Born: 2-18-1808  East Baltimore MD                        married: Margaret Blair

Died: 4-30-1886  Baltimore MD                                obit:

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Esther Bickerton

1832    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference        obit: [d. 6-?-1886]

 

Interment:

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1887, 44

 

1832-33           Christiansburg

1833-34           Franklin

1834-35           Huntersville

1835-36           Craig’s Creek mission

1836-37           Monroe

1837-38           Lost River mission

1838-39           South Branch

1839-41           Moorefield

1841-42           Harford

1842-44           Baltimore Sharp Street & Asbury station

1844-45           Baltimore city mission

1845-47           Shrewsbury

1847-48           retired

1848-50           Baltimore Dallas Street

1850-52           Castle Fin

1852-54           Montgomery

1854-56           Boonsboro

1856-59           agent, Maryland State Colonization Society

1859-60           in leave

1860-61           agent, Maryland State Colonization Society

1861                retired

                            1868        transfer by boundary change to Baltimore Conference

                            1870-72  Liberty (beginning in mid-1870)

                            1872-75  Hampstead          

                       

Note: J. Wesley Cullum is sometimes erroneously designated John Wesley Cullum.  The second Mrs. Cullum was the daughter of Rev. Thomas Freeman, “well-known as an active missionary in the city of Baltimore.”



 

CULVER, CHARLES E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1907-08           Shirleysburg

 

Note: Charles E. Culver served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.



 

CULVER, WELLINGTON WASHINGTON

 

Born: 5-11-1826  Luzerne County PA                       married: Mary A Blish

Died: 8-9-1903                                                            obit:

 

1887    ordained deacon, recommended by Bloomingdale circuit

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: Wellington W. Culver served as a local pastor. 

 



CUMMINGS, COURTNEY HAMPTON

 

Born: 10-23-1900  Tilghman MD                               married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1931    admitted on trial

1933    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1931-34           Hustontown

1934-35           no appointment

1935                withdrew under complaints



 

CUMMINGS, JOHN THOMAS THOMPSON

 

Born: 1-7-1906  Ranshaw PA                                     married: Reba Ellen Reynolds

Died: 3-16-1974                                                          obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1996, 406

 

1926    license, recommended by Johnson City, Ranshaw PA

1928    admitted on trial

1931    ordained deacon

1933    ordained elder

 

Interment: Blair memorial Park, Bellwood PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1974, 415 & 417

 

1927-28           Westport & Shintown

1928-29           Sandy Ridge

1929-31           Burnt Cabins

1931-33           Birmingham

1933-38           Alexandria

1938-42           Manor Hill

1942-44           Clearfield Emmanuel

1944-48           St. Mary’s

1948-54           Altoona Fifty-Eighth Street

1954-57           Tyrone First

1957-61           Mount Union First

1961-64           Williamsport Calvary

1964-65           Hazleton Diamond Street

1965-69           Shamokin Lincoln Street

1969                retired

                             1969-71  Barnesboro



 

CUMMINGS, WALLACE JOSEPH

 

Born: 1-3-1909  Andover NY                                                married: Kathryn Elizabeth Coffey

Died: 11-10-1972  Harrisburg PA                              obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 2002, 357

 

1936    license, recommended by Shippensburg

1939    ordained deacon

1945    admitted on trial

1945    ordained elder

 

Interment: Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1973, 371

 

1936-38           Wallis Run 

1938-40           Half Moon  

1940-43           Howard  

1943-45           Littlestown 

1945-49           Duncannon

1949-54           Harrisburg Camp Curtin

1954-65           Williamsport Newberry

1965-72           Harrisburg Grace

 

Note: Wallace J. Cummings is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in the Methodist Church.  His daughter Mary Celia Cummings is married to Rev. Raymond L. Bailey of the Brethren in Christ Church.



 

CURNS, JAMES

 

Born: 8-10-1824  Chatham’s Run PA                        married: H. Jane Fitzsimmons

Died: 12-29-1891  Chambersburg PA                        obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1894, 98

 

1850    quarterly conference license, Jersey Shore circuit

1852    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1892, 89

 

1851-52           Northumberland circuit

1852-54           Berwick

1854-55           Sunbury

1855-57           Luzerne

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-59           Newberry

1959-61           Hagerstown

1861-62           Mercersburg

1862-64           High Street

1864-66           East Baltimore

1866-68           Frederick

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-70           superintendent, Carlisle District

1870-74           superintendent, Williamsport District

1874-77           Altoona First

1877-80           Everett

1880-83           Curwensville

1883-86           Clearfield

1886-91           Huntingdon

1891                Chambersburg

 

Note: There is a biographical sketch in Armstrong’s The Old Baltimore Conference, page 358.



 

CURRAN, HUGH ASBURY

 

Born: 5-18-1840  Margaretta, York County PA         married: Sara A. _____

Died: 1-3-1917  Carlisle PA                                       obit: [1924, 151]

 

1869    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Carlisle Cemetery, Carlisle PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1917, 133

 

1869-73           faculty, Williamsport Dickinson Seminary

1873-76           faculty, Keystone State Normal School at Kutztown PA

1876-92           faculty, Bloomsburg State Normal School

1892-93           vice principal, Mansfield State Normal School

1893-94           on leave

1894-96           faculty, Mansfield State Normal School

1896-00           faculty, East Stroudsburg State Normal School

1900-01           on leave

1901-02           faculty, Pennington Seminary

1902-03           on leave, living in Carlisle PA

1903-07           on leave, living in Johnstown PA

1907-09           faculty, Jacob Tome Institute for Boys at Port Deposit MD

1909-14           on leave, living in Port Deposit MD

1914                retired

 

Note: Rev. Curran is also reported to have been on the faculty of Wyoming Seminary at Kingston PA.  His daughter Mary Curran is the wife of James Henry Morgan.



 

CURRY, FRANK WESLEY

 

Born: 10-26-1860  near New Millport PA                  married: Blanch Quiggle

Died: 11-20-1904  Williamsport PA                           obit:

 

1892    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1905, 122

 

1891-93           Concord circuit

1893-95           Mapleton-Mill Creek

1895-98           Williamsport High Street

1898-02           on leave

1902-04           Park Place-Delano

1904                Altoona Fairview Avenue



 

CURRY, JAMES WILSON

 

Born: 9-25-1831  Huntingdon PA                              married: Elizabeth A. Barndollar

Died: 5-11-1892  Altoona PA                                                obit: [8/5/1837 – 5/11/1889]

 

1855    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

1857    ordained deacon, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Fairview Cemetery, Altoona PA

 

1855-56           Bedford circuit

1856-57           Westernport

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Woodbury

1858                transfer to Peoria Conference

1858-59           Chillicothe circuit

1859                located

1860                transfer to Western Virginia Conference

1860-62           Brandonville

1862                located

 

Note: James Wilson Curry is reported to have attended Cassville Seminary and graduated from Evanston Theological Seminary in Illinois.  The 1870 census lists him as a merchant in Altoona PA.



 

CUSTER, H.J.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1889-90           Schloyerville

 

Note: H.J. Custer served as a local pastor.