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Preserving and Celebrating Our United Methodist Heritage in Central and Northeast Pennsylvania

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JACKSON, EDWARD

 

Born: 11-28-1890  Houtzdale PA                               married: Dorcas Elizabeth Dunnick

Died: 4-25-1950  York PA                                         obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1978, 269

 

1914    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Greenmount Cemetery, York PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1950, 202

 

1911-12           Washingtonville

1912                Jeddo-Lattimer  (see 1913, 81)

1912-13           Jonestown

1913-15           Cross Roads

1915-16           Lewisbury-Lisburn

1916-20           McConnellsburg

1920-23           Gordon

1923-25           Lock Haven East Main Street

1925-28           North Bend-Farwell

1928-31           Shamokin Chestnut Street

1931-32           Montgomery

1932-37           York Duke Street

1937-39           Barnesbsoro

1939-42           Thompsontown

1942-45           Newport

1945                retired



 

JACKSON, S. RAYMOND

 

Born: 7-28-1941  Hollywood CA                               married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1967      admitted on trial, Southern California-Arizona Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1965-67           student, Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC

                        1967  (Aug-Dec) Cassville charge

 

Note: S. Raymond Jackson left seminary and the ministry in December 1967 to pursue another vocation.  There is biographical information on him in the Cassville file.

 



JACOBS, HORACE LINCOLN

 

Born: 9-23-1863  York PA                                         married: Helen Gardner Stroebel

Died: 11-4-1936  Woolrich PA                                   obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1946, 234

 

1885    admitted on trial, recommended by Mont Alto         

 

Interment: Woolrich Cemetery, Woolrich PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1937, 243

 

1884-85           Mont Alto circuit

1885-86           Harrisburg Grace Mission

1886-87           Harrisburg Thirteenth Street

1887-90           Greencastle

1890-93           Hughesville

1893-94           Hanover-New Oxford

1894-96           Hanover

1896-99           Tyrone First

1899-03           Altoona First

1903-06           Harrisburg Ridge Avenue

1906-15           Altoona First

1915-20           superintendent, Williamsport District

1920-22           Lewistown

1923-25           Clearfield Trinity

1925-27           Shamokin Lincoln Street

1927-30           Bedford

1930-32           Bellefonte

1932-36           Woolrich

1936                retired

 

Note: Horace L. Jacobs is listed in the 1916 Who’s Who In American Methodism and the 1974 Encyclopedia of World Methodism.   He was elected to 9 consecutive General Conferences from 1900 to 1932.  Mrs. Jacobs is also referred to as Eleanora.



 

JACOBS, J. EARL

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1913    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1911-12           Clearfield circuit

1912-13           Cross Roads

1913-15           Selinsgrove

1915-17           Port Matilda

1917-19           Avis

1919-23           South Williamsport

1923-28           on leave

1928                located



 

JAMESON, JOHN EDMUND

 

Born: 4-30-1931  Wabasso FL                                    married: Sally Ann Beck [8/17/1957]

Died:                                                                           obit: [b. 10/13/1937]

 

1958    license, recommended by State College St. Paul’s

1961    admitted on trial

1961    ordained deacon

1964    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1958-59           student, Penn State University

                             1958-59  Lemont

1959-60           Salladasburg

1960-64            student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

                             1961-64  East Side Terrance, Newark Conference

1964-65           Patton

1965                transfer to Florida Conference

1965-66           associate, Orlando First

1966                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1966-66           Robertsdale

1966-70           Altoona Eighth Avenue

1970-71           sabbatical

1971-78           director, Improved Dwellings for Altoona

1978-79           housing manager, American Baptist Company

1979-80           Altoona Broad Avenue-Schum Memorial

1980-81           Shade Valley

1981                honorable location

                             pastor of unknown affiliation in the Altoona area

 

Note: John E. Jameson is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in the Methodist Church, page 660.



 

JAMISON, ENOCH G.

 

Born: 1820                                                                  married: Mary S. Eakin

Died: 12-10-1880  VA                                                obit: [1828 – 1845]

 

Obit: Baltimore Conference ME South 1881, 31

 

1841-43           Covington

1842-43           Lewisburg

1843-44           New Castle

1844-45           Floyd

1845-46           Deerfield

1846-47           Sweet Springs

1847-48           New Castle

1848-50           Highland

1850-52           Huntersville

1852-54           Monroe

1854-56           Lost River

1856-57           Pleasant Grove

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Pleasant Grove

1858-59           Coalmont 

1859-62           on leave

1861                transfer to Baltimore Conference


 JANACEK, ROBERT N.

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1965-67           student, Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton NJ

                             1965-67  Reedsville (beginning 8/1/65)

                        clinical director, Clearfield-Jefferson  Mental Health Center in Brookville PA

2006                retired

 

Note: Robert N. Janacek graduated from Nazarene Theological Seminary in 1957.  He also earned an MA in counseling from Winona Lake Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. from Boston University School of Theology.  While working in counseling, he typically pastored (mostly, if not exclusively, at United Methodist churches) and/or taught part-time. He is the author of numerous articles and books.



 

JARRETT, HARRY LEPLEY

 

Born: 9-15-1885  East Prospect PA                            married: Mary Katherine Bailey

Died: 4-14-1948  Philadelphia PA                              obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1946, 233

                                                                                    married2: Jennie R. Dodge

1913    admitted on trial                                             obit2:

 

Interment: Shriner’s Church Cemetery, Shamokin Dam PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1948, 193

 

1908-11           Eagles Mere & Laporte

1911-15           Cross Fork

1915-16           Fairview

1916-21           New Millport

1921-30           McConnellsburg (moved to Millerstown in mid-year 1929-30)

1930-41           Millerstown-Liverpool (came from Liverpool in mid-year 1929-30)

1941-48           Montgomery

 

Note: Harry L. Jarrett is the son of Percival F. Jarrett.

 



JARRETT, PERCIVAL F.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

            license, Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

            ordained, Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

1898    ordained elder, recommended by Wapwallopen

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1874-76           Buffalo circuit

1876-79           Jarrettsville

1879-82           Bendersville

1882-85           Dillsburg

1885-88           East Prospect

1888-89           Liverpool

1889-90           located

1890-92           Nittany Valley

1892-95           Sugar Valley

1895-98           located

                             1896-98  Wapwallopen, Central Pennsylvania Conference of the ME Church

1898                withdrew to “transfer” to Methodist Episcopal Church

1898-99           Wapwallopen

1899-01

1901-02           Jamison City

 

Note: Percival F. Jarrett is the father of Harry L. Jarrett.  He served as a local pastor in the Methodist Episcopal Church.



 

JENNINGS, HAROLD W,

 

Born: 2-1-1922                                                            married:

Died: 5-8-1991                                                            obit:

 

Interment:

Obit: South Georgia Conference 1991, ?

 

1948-52           student, Lycoming College

                             1948-50  Ralston   

                             1951-52  Ralston

1952-53           seminary student

                        became a pastor in the South Georgia Conference



 

JENSEN, MAUDE KEISTER

 

Born: 9-27-1904  New Cumberland PA                     married: A. Kristian Jensen

Died: 10-12-1998                                                        obit: North-East Ohio Conference 1957,534

 

1925    license, recommended by Lewisburg Beaver Memorial

1948    ordained deacon

1952    ordained elder

1956    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Korea

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1999, 435

 

1926-70           missionary to Korea

1970                retired

 

Note: In 1956 Maude K. Jensen became the first woman in the entire Methodist denomination to obtain full clergy rights and become a full member of an American annual conference.

 



JOHN, DAVID CLARK

 

Born: 2-14-1835  near Catawissa PA                         married: Adeline Emily Wells

Died: 10-8-1920                                                          obit: Minnesota Conference 1885, 57

                                                                                    married2: Sarah Elizabeth Whitaker

                                                                                    obit2: Wisconsin Conference 1928, 145

1859    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference: recommended by Carlisle Emory

 

Interment:

Obit: Wisconsin Conference 1921, 294

 

1856-59           student, Dickinson College

1859-60           Carlisle

1860-62           Baltimore Caroline Street

1862-64           Bloomsburg

1864-65           Lewisburg

1865-66           on leave

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-73           on leave, living in Milton

                             1868-69  Carlisle circuit

                             1869-70  Bloomsburg

                             1870-71  Milton

1873                Carlisle Emory & Newville (did not finish the year)

1873-74           president, Mankato Normal School in Mankato MN

1874                transfer to Minnesota Conference

1874-80           president, Mankato Normal School

1880-83           president, Hamline University in St. Paul MN

1883-85           Winona Central

1885                transfer to Wisconsin Conference

1885-88           Milwaukee Grand Avenue

1888-90           Racine First

1890-91           faculty, Clark University in Atlanta GA

1891-93           Wauwatosa

1893-96           president, Clark University on Atlanta GA

1896-02           superintendent, Milwaukee District

1902-05           superintendent, Oshkosh District

1905                retired

 

Note: David C. John is listed in the 1916 Who’s Who in American Methodism.



 

JOHNSON, BOYD R.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1894    ordained deacon, recommended by Lewisburg, page 41

1913    ordained local deacon, page 69

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: Boyd R. Johnson was a high school teacher/principal wholived in Lewisburg and served as a local pastor. 



 

JOHNSON, GEORGE ELMER

 

Born: 12-28-1891  Catawissa PA                               married: Faye Lippiatt

Died: 2-27-1971                                                          obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1919, 164

                                                                                    married2: Helen Rauhauser

                                                                                    obit2: 1977, 268

1915    admitted on trial, recommended by Bloomsburg

 

Interment: Greenmount Cemetery, York PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1971, 365

 

1910-11           Jeddo 

1911-13           Jonestown (did not finish the second year; see 1913, 81)

1913-14           Westport (did not finish the year)

1914-15           at school?

1915-16           Excelsior (ending fall 1915; see 1916,75)

1915-17           student, Dickinson College (beginning fall 1915)

                             1915-16  Newville (beginning fall 1915)

1917-19           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

                             1917-18  Berkshire NJ

                             1918-19  East Moriches NY.

                             1919       Roosevelt NY

1919-20           York Epworth

1920-22           Shippensburg

1922-25           Sunbury Catawissa Avenue

1925-27           Ashland

1927-30           Altoona Fairview

1930-37           Hazleton St. Paul’s

1937-43           Lewistown First

1943-53           Harrisburg Stevens Memorial

1953-57           Altoona First

1957                retired

 

Note: The 1912-13 appointment at Westport may be incorrect:  1912, 72 list Charles A. Sauter at Westport; 1913, 81, suggests George E. Johnson was still at Jonestown



 

JOHNSTON, CLARENCE FREDERICK

 

Born: 1-5-1899  Centralia PA                         married: Blanche Friday

Died: 6-17-1982  Sonoma CA                                    obit: [7/24/1899 – 4/5/1996]

 

1924    license, recommended by Centralia

1930    admitted on trial

1930    ordained deacon

1933    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1983, 402

 

1925-29           student, Dickinson College

                             1928-29  Boiling Springs & Hickorytown (starting June 28, ending summer 29)

1929-34           Trevorton & Irish Valley (beginning summer 1929)

1934-39           Espy-Light Street

1939-42           Marysville

1942-46           Mill Hall

1946-48           Jersey Shore Epworth

1948-53           Mifflinburg

1953-57           New Bloomfield

1957-62           Lewistown Lake Park

1962-68           York Ridge Avenue

1968                retired

 



JOHNSTON, JAMES MONROE

 

Born: 9-17-1850  Boalsburg PA                                 married: Kate B. Cunningham

Died: 11-22-1920  Wilburton PA                               obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1910, 124

                                                                                    married2: Margaret Henry

1872    admitted on trial                                             obit2: 1943,215

 

Interment: Huntingdon Cemetery, Huntingdon PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1921, 138

 

1872-74           Port Royal

1874-76           Shellsburg

1876-78           McVeytown

1878-80           Milroy

1880-83           New Bloomfield

1883-86           Cassville

1886-91           Logan

1891-96           Jersey Shore

1896-00           Emporium

1900-04           Austin

1904-06           Williamsport Grace

1906-10           Altoona Chestnut Avenue

1910-13           Catawissa

1913-15           St. Mary’s

1915                retired

                             1918-20  Wilburton



 

JONES, CARLTON W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1929-30           Lock Haven circuit    

 

Note: Carlton W. Jones served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown



 

JONES, CHARLES TURNER.

 

Born: 3-30-1873  Cambridge MD                              married: Emma Grace Lissel

Died: 8-28-1932                                                          obit:

 

1900    admitted to Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Church

1901    license, local pastor Baltimore Conference ME Church 1901,14

1902    deacon, local pastor Baltimore Conference ME Church 1902,58

1904    ordained, Pennsylvania Conference UB Church 1904,64

 

Interment:

Obit: Wilmington Conference 1933, 113

 

 

1892-97           student, Dickinson College

                             1897-98  Greencastle (ending fall 1897)

1897-00           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

1903                “transfer” to North Indiana Conference ME Church

1903-04           Thurmont, Pennsylvania Conference UB Church

1904                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference UB Church, page 32

1904-05           Thurmont, resigned 5/1/05; withdrew 1907,46

1906                “transfer” to Wilmington Conference ME Church

1906-08           Chincoteague MD

1908-11           Greensboro MD

1911-13           Fruitland MD

1913-14           Trappe MD

1914-16           Crumpton MD

1916-17           Hillsboro MD

1917-20           Tilghman MD

1920-22           Port Deposit MD Hopewell

1922-24           Chesapeake City MD

1924-               St. Georges DE          

 

Note: The maiden name of Mrs. C. Turner Jones is also given as LITTLE.



 

JONES, MYRON RICHARD

 

Born:                                                                           married: Bonnie _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1964    license, recommended by East Salem

1967    admitted on trial

1967    ordained deacon

1973    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1967-71           student, Union Theological Seminary in New York City NY   

                             1968-71  assistant, Farmingdale NY

1971-75           Orbisonia Parish

1975-81           Fawn Grove

1981-88           Altoona Fifth Avenue

1988-93           York Otterbein

1993-99           South Williamsport Larger Parish

1999-06           Berwick Bower Memorial

2006-               Williamsburg



 

JONES, REYNOLD MARVIN

 

Born: 9-29-1925  Plymouth PA                                  married: Anna I. Lambert

Died: 1-4-1991  Renovo PA                                       obit:

 

1963    license, recommended by Benton

1971    admitted as associate member

 

Interment:

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1991, 480

 

1962-66           Ralston (beginning 9/15/62 – ending 11/30/66)

1966-66           Port Royal (beginning 12/1/66)

1968-72           Salona

1972-76           Mackeyville

1976-81           Cumberland

1981-91           Renovo

 

Note: Reynold M. Jones served as a local pastor.



 

JONES, RICHARD P.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1962-65           Mainesburg

 

Note: Richard P. Jones served as a local pastor.  He is believed to have served while he was a student at Mansfield University.



 

JONES, ROBERT LEE

 

Born: 5-28-1926  Baltimore MD                                married: Beulah Garrison

Died: 6-21-2007  Lancaster PA                                  obit:

 

1957    recognized as deacon from previous orders in Church of the Nazarene

1958    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 2008, ?

 

1957-63           Mount Holly Springs

1963                transfer to Philadelphia Conference

1963-68           Leola

1968-77           Hatboro Lehman Memorial

1977-80           Jenkintown

1980-87           Grove

1987-91           Drexel Hill

1991                retired

                             1991-92  Columbia Newtown

                                             Quarryville Mt. Hope

                                             Lancaster First

 


 


JONES, ULRIC ROBERT

 

Born: 6-1-1879  near Thompsontown PA                   married: Glennie L. Wood

Died: 9-23-1913  Scranton PA                                   obit:

 

1904    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Thompsontown PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1914, 102

 

1902-03           Rehoboth

1903-04           Greencastle

1904-10           missionary, teacher and principal at Hinghwa China

1910                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1910-12           New Milford PA

1912-13           Guilford NY

1913                translator, International Correspondence School at Scranton PA

 

Note: Some biographical information on Ulric R. Jones appears in the Ministerial Qualifications Book, page 48.  An obituary also appears in the 1/29/1914 Christian Advocate, page 171.  Mrs. Jones was from Galeton PA.



 

JONES, WALTER STANLEY

 

Born: 9-?-1878  Baltimore MD                                   married: Grace Karsner

Died: 11-14-1956                                                        obit: [d. c1954]

 

1904    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Western Run Cemetery, Baltimore MD

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1957, 259

 

1901-04           student, Dickinson College

                             1902-03  Boiling Springs

                             1903-04  Rehoboth

1904-05           Glen Rock

1905-07           Karthaus

1907-08           York West Street

1908-09           Rohrsburg

1909                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1909-10           Chestnut Ridge

1910-13           Eckhart

1913-16           St. James

1916-17           Montgomery

1917-19           Roger’s Memorial

1919-22           Severn

1922-26           Thurmont

1926-27           Smithville (ended in mid 27/28 year)

1927-29           West Baltimore circuit (started in mid 27/28 year)

1929-30           Patapsco circuit

1930-31           Hagerstown Howard Street (ended in mid 31/32 year)

1931-32           Riviera Beach Trinity (started in mid 31/32 year)

1932                retired

 



JONES, WILLIAM RAYMOND

 

Born: 11-20-1889  Hazleton PA                                 married: Christine Mae Shumaker

Died: 10-11-1972  Hanover PA                                  obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1977, 269

 

1915    license, recommended by Spring Mills

1916    admitted on trial

1920    ordained deacon

1926    ordained elder

 

Interment: Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1973, 376

 

1916-18           Shawville

1918-23           Lumber City

1923-31           Benton

1931-36           Mifflintown

1936-40           Newport

1940-58           Reedsville

1958                retired

                            1958-66  Littlestown

                            1967-70  Littlestown (ending Apr 1970)

                            supply pastor for the United Church of Christ

 

Note: William R. Jones is the son of Rev. R. Raymond Jones (affiliation unknown), and his daughter Shelia is married to Rev. John Calvin Chatlos of the United Church of Christ, son of Rev. Rudolf Otto Chatlos (1883-1973, affiliation unknown).  John C. Chatlos served Incarnation UCC in Emmittsburg MD from 1958 until he retired in 1984.  William R. Jones is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 691.



 

JUDD, ALBERT G.

 

Born: 3-27-1881  Mount Holley NJ                            married: Lulu Irene Brinkerhoff

Died: 3-26-1976  Herkimer NY                                  obit: Northern New York Conference1960, 184

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Margeurite E. Hummel

1910    admitted on trial, Northern New York Conf  erenceobit2:

1910    ordained deacon, Northern New York Conf

1912    ordained elder, Northern New York Conf

 

Interment: Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg PA

Obit: Northern New York Conference1976, 192

 

1908-10           student, Dickinson College

                             1908-09  Manada & Paxton, Philadelphia Conference (ending fall 1909)

                             1909-10  Rehoboth, Central Pennsylvania Conference (beginning fall 1909)

1910-14           Middleville & Fairfield

1914-18           Utica South Street

1918-25           Oswego First

1925-31           superintendent

1931-37           Ilion

1943-56           superintendent, Folts Home in Herkimer NY

1956                retired

 

Note: Prior to attending Dickinson College, Albert G. Judd attending preparatory school at Pennington NJ Seminary and reported served as a pastor to a church in New Jersey.  While both the Philadelphia and Central Pennsylvania Conferences met in March, it appears that his1908-1910 assignments there coincided with the academic year and not the conference year.  He is the founding superintendent of the Folts Home.