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

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LADD, CLEMENT GEORGE

 

Born: 10-1-1900  Sharon VT                                      married: Ethel Andrew

Died: 5-31-1992                                                          obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1984, 390

 

1963    license, recommended by Sunbury St. John’s

1971    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Montandon Cemetery, Montandon PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1992, 478

 

1963                Montandon (Feb – Jun)

1963-64           Picture Rocks (beginning 11/15/63 and ending 2/1/64)

1964-69           Laurelton (beginning 2/1/64)

1969-73           Hendrickson-Mooresville

1973                retired



 

LaFORCE, THOMAS McCAIN

 

Born: 1910                                                                  married: Harriet T. Dawes

Died: 4-1-1968                                                            obit: Susquehanna Conference 2013, 268

 

1947    license

 

Interment: Trout Run Cemetery, Trout Run PA

Obit: [1968, 141]

 

1952-57           Ralston

1957-61           Fairview

1961-68           Avis

 

Note: Thomas M. LaForce served as a local pastor.  He was raised in South Williamsport PA.

 



LAIDIG, ROBERT VANCE

 

Born: 2-10-1914  Hustontown PA                             married: Daisy Irene Harvey

Died: 10-1-1991                                                          obit:

 

1938    admitted on trial

1941    ordained deacon

1942    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Minnesota Conference 1992, 304

 

1935-36           Rehoboth

1936-37           Harrisonville

1937-39           Pine Grove Mills 

1939-42           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

                             1939-42  Wilburton-Johnson City

1942-47           Harveyville

1947-51           Stewartstown

1951                transfer to Minnesota Conference

1951-58           Minneapolis Walker

1958-               Excelsior

 

Note: Robert V. Laidig is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church

 



LAMBERSON, ALEXANDER

 

Born: 2-1-1853 near Hustontown PA             married: Prudence Reynolds Stout

Died: 12-11-1919  Altoona                                         obit:

 

1878    quarterly conference license, McConnellsburg

1884    admitted on trial, recommended by Kedron

1886    ordained deacon

1888    ordained elder

 

Interment: Grand View Cemetery near Juniata PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1920, 130

 

1882-83           Leidy

1883-84           Kedron

1884-86           Lycoming

1886-88           Duboistown

1888-91           Salladasburg

1891-96           Dillsburg-Wellsville

1896-97           Hanover

1897-00           Harrisburg Curtin Heights.

1900-04           Burnham

1904-06           Everett

1906-07           Williamsport Fourth Street [Calvary]

1907-11           Altoona Fifth Avenue

1911-15           Sunbury St. John’s

1915-19           Juniata First

 

Note: Alexander Lamberson is the father of Blanche Lamberson Mackie, wife of J. Archibald Mackie.  Mrs. Lamberson is the daughter of Rev. John Wesley Stout, affiliation unknown.

 



LAMBERT, ALBERT R.

 

Born: 1860 near Clearfield, PA                                  married: Fannie L. Heath

Died: 8-8-1927  Rochester NY                                   obit:

 

1884    admitted on trial, recommended by Philipsburg

 

Interment: Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester NY

Obit: Northern New York Conference 1928, 716

 

1884-85           Woodbury-Pattonville

1885-87           Pleasant Gap

1887-88           West Clearfield

1888-90           Clearfield circuit

1890-93           Muncy

1893-96           Huntingdon First

1896-00           Harrisburg Ridge Avenue

1900                transfer to Minnesota Conference

1900-01           Minneapolis Fowler Memorial (Northern MN)

1901-04           Spokane First (Columbia River)

1904-06           Chicago South Park Ave.  (Rock River)

1906-07           Lagrange & Congress Park  (Rock River)

1907-10           Kankakee first (Central IL)

1911-12           Knoxville First (Holston)

1913-15           Ithaca First (Central NY)

1915-18           Rochester Monroe Ave.  (Genesee)

1918-22           Fulton First (Northern NY)

1922-26           Watertown First (Northern NY)

1926                retired 

 



LANGLEY, JOHN WILLIAM

 

Born: 9-4-1831  Charlestown WV                              married: Jannett Rebecca Montgomery

Died: na                                                                      obit: [Philadelphia Conference 1912, 124]

 

1852    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia PA

Obit: Philadelphia Conference 1899, 83

 

1852-53           Berlin

1853-55           Fredrick circuit

1855-56           Kishacoquillas

1856-58           Frederick Asbury

1858-59           Mifflin circuit

1859-60           Mifflin station

1860-62           Milton station

1862-64           Baltimore Harford Avenue

1864-65           Baltimore Exeter Street

1865                transfer to Kentucky Conference

1865-68           Covington

1868                transfer to Missouri Conference

1868-70           St. Louis

1870                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1870-72           Lock Haven

1872                transfer to Philadelphia Conference

1872-75           Green Street

1875-78           St, John’s

1878-81           Mariner’s Bethel

1881-84           St. John’s

1884-87           St. Paul’s

1887-90           Kensington

1890-92           St. John’s

1892-94           St. Paul’s

1894                Emmanuel

 

Note: John W. Langley is the father of Charles Wilbur Langley (1861-1910) of the Philadelphia Conference.  Mrs. Langley’s birth, not given in her obituary, was 12/12/1833 in Frederick County MD.

 



LANTZ, J. MAX

 

Born: 9-1838  Blair County PA                                  married: Katherine Mundorf

Died: 8-21-1894  Lewistown                                      obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1912,130

 

1863    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment  Lewistown, PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1895, 81

 

1863-64           Lewistown circuit.

1864-65           Gettysburg

1896-66           Shrewsbury

1866-68           Wrightsville

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           Wrightsville

1869-72           Mount Holly Springs

1872-75           Mechanicsburg

1875-78           Williamsport Third Street

1878-78           Chambersburg Second

1878-79           Williamsport Pine Street

1879-82           Danville St. Paul’s

1882-84           Lock Haven

1884-87           York First

1887-91           Lewistown

1891-94           superintendent, Juniata District

 

Note: J. Max Lantz is the father of John M. Lantz.  An obituary also appears in the 8/30/1894 Pennsylvania Methodist, page 1.



 

LANTZ, JOHN MAX       

 

Born: 9-6-1873  Mechanicsburg PA                           married: Verna Taylor

Died: 12-31-1929  Hazleton PA                                 obit:

 

1904    license, recommended by Danville St. Paul

1905    admitted on trial, recommended by Sunbury

 

Interment: Alto Reste Park, Altoona PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1930, 191

 

1905-08           East Waterford

1908-13           Penn’s Valley

1913-19           Curwensville

1919-20           Mount Union

1920-25           Altoona Simpson

1925-28           Milton

1928-29           Hazleton St. Paul’s

 

Note: John M. Lantz is the son of J. Max Lantz.  Some biographical information appears in the Ministerial Qualifications Book, page 54.  An obituary also appears in the 1/16/1930 Christian Advocate, page 85.  Some sources give his birth year as 1872.



 

LARGE, PARKER WESLEY

 

Born: 2-2-1901  Dorseyville PA                                 married: Edna M. Rohman

Died: 5-6-1973                                                            obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1981, 415

 

1925    license

1935    ordained deacon, Pittsburgh Conference

1937    ordained elder, Pittsburgh Conference

 

Interment: Fairmount Cemetery, East Finley PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1973, 306

 

1922-24           Etna-Tylerstown, Christian & Missionary Alliance Church

1924-27           New Millport, Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1927-28           ?

1928-32           Craigsville

1932-37           Belsano

1937-44           New Florence

1944-50           Rural Valley

1950-56           Cresson

1956-59           Murrysville-Sardis

1959-63           Claysville-Stoney Point

1963-68           Venetia

1968                retired

                             1968-72  Fairmount

 

Note: Parker W. Large served as a local pastor.



 

LARISH, DAVID

 

Born: 1-5-1830                                                            married: Priscilla D. _____

Died: 7-27-1892                                                          obit: [7/4/1840 – 1/29/1904]

 

1869    license, Wyoming Conference

1872    ordained deacon, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Benton Cemetery, Benton PA

Obit:

 

1868-71           Stoddartsville

1871-72           Sterling

1872-74           Tallmansville

1874-75           Caroline

1875-77           Germany

1877-78           Spencer

1878-81           Lehman

1881                located

1886-88           Schloyerville, Central Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: In the Central Pennsylvania Conference, David Larish lived in Berwick and served as a local pastor.  He was a full member the Wyoming Conference 1872-1881, and removed from that position due to ill health.


 

LARKIN, JACOB

 

Born: 1-24-1792  Frederick County MD                    married: Louisa Diamond

Died: 3-29-1857  Baltimore MD                                obit: Baltimore Conference 1881, 75

 

1819    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

1821    ordained deacon, Baltimore Conference

1823    ordained elder, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Mount Oliver Cemetery, Baltimore MD

Obit: East Baltimore Conference 1858, 20

 

1819-20           Aughwick circuit

1820-21           Calvert circuit

1821-22           Fell’s Point

1822-23           Bedford circuit

1823-24           York station

 

1853                on leave

 

Note: Jacob Larkin is a brother to Thomas Larkin (1786-1852) of the Baltimore Conference.



LARKIN, THOMAS

 

Born: 12-23-1786  Frederick County MD                  married: Anna Margaret Everhart

Died: 4-12-1852  Chatham OH                                  obit: [2/28/1790 – 11/6/1870]

 

1814    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

1816    ordained deacon, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1814-15           Montgomery

1815-16           Chambersburg

1816-17           Aughwick circuit

1817-18           Huntingdon circuit

1818-19           Aughwick circuit

1819                located, functioned as a local preacher in Huntingdon County

 

Note: Thomas Larkin is a brother to Jacob Larkin.  Mrs. Larkin is the daughter of Laurence Everhart (1755-1840) and a brother to John Everhart (1791-1860), both of the Baltimore Conference.  This family is the subject of the article “Lorenz Everhart: A True Soldier for Christ” in the 2005 volume of The Chronicle, pages 87-91.


 

LARNED, GEORGE MARVIN

 

Born: 3-8-1834  Luzerne County PA.                        married: Samantha Benscoter

Died: 5-31-1905  Littlestown PA                               obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1903,113

 

1872    ordained deacon

1873    admitted on trial

1877    ordained elder

 

Interment: Lehighton Cemetery, Lehighton PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1906, 109

 

1873-74           Benton

1874-77           Centralia

1877-80           Conyngham

1880-83           South Heberton

1883-85           Centralia

1885-87           Stockton-Beaver Meadows

1887-90           White Haven

1890-91           Selinsgrove

1891-94           Hazleton Diamond

1894-97           Jeanesville

1897-01           Shrewsbury

1901-02           Camp Hill–Salem

1902-03           retired to CA

                             1903-05  Jeddo-Lattimer-Milnesville

                             1905               Littlestown

 

Note: An obituary also appears in the 9/21/1905 Christian Advocate, page 1527.  Mrs. Larned is the sister of Crawford L. Benscoter.

 



LATSHAW, ELLIOT S.

 

Born: 3-10-1865  Curryville PA                                 married: Ermina Susannah Gates

Died: 8-20-1908  Curryville PA                                 obit: [3/9/1862 – 11/20/1949]

 

1893    admitted on trial, recommended by Loyalsock circuit

 

Interment: Roaring Spring Cemetery, Roaring Spring PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1909, 107

 

1893-95           Loyalsock

1895-97           LaPorte

1897-98           on leave for health reasons

1898-01           principal, Howard high school

1901-03           Port Matilda

1903                retired

 

Note: Elliot S. Latshaw is the father of Blair Sumner Latshaw (1886-1965) of the Rock River Conference.



 

LAWSON, FRANKLIN ASBURY.

 

Born: 2-9-1875  Harrison County, WV                      married: Columbia Mae Osborn

Died: 7-9-1961  Tyrone PA                                        obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1966, 339

 

1911    admitted on trial

1915    ordained deacon

1918    ordained elder

 

Interment: Duncannon PA.

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1962, 317

 

1907-10           Wharton  (beginning 10/07)

1910-11           Westport 

1911-14           Trout Run

1914-17           Half Moon

1917-19           Fairview

1919-21           Wallaceton

1921-22           New Millport

1922-25           Frankstown

1925-29           Kulpmont

1928-30           Picture Rocks (ending 12/30)

1930-32           North Bend-Hyner (beginning 12/30)

1932-34           Duncannon

1934-37           Port Royal

1937-39           Dudley

1939-40           Harveyville

1940-43           Elysburg

1943-45           Salona-Lamar

1945                retired

                             1945-48  Allenwood



 

LEACH, JOHN W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1895-96           Blackwell

1896-98           Laporte

 

Note: John W. Leach lived in Marysville and served as a local pastor.  He is sometimes listed as James W. Leach.



 

LEAK, THOMAS J.

 

Born: 1-31-1839                                              married: Rose Todd

Died: 11-8-1907                                              obit:  Pittsburgh Conference 1922,357

 

 

 

Interment:

Obit: Pittsburgh Conference 1908, 78

 

                        Pittsburgh Conference

1891                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1891-94           Harrisburg Grace

1894                transfer to Rock River Conference



 

LEATHERMAN, J. ARTLEY

 

Born: 12-11-1918  Bristol IN                         married: Naomi Esther Antle

Died: 4-22-2008  Goshen IN                                      obit:

 

1940    admitted on trial, Indiana Conference

 

Interment: Oakridge Cemetery, Elkhart IN

Obit:

 

1940-43           Poseyville

1943-46           North Webster

1946-48           Middlebury

1948                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1948-49           associate, Baltimore Mt. Vernon

1949-57           Washington DC Hamline

1957                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1957-63           Carlisle Allison

1963                transfer to South Iowa Conference

                        Des Moines Grace

                        Detroit Metropolitan

                        superintendent, Waterloo District

1985                retired

                             1985-05   visitation pastor, Elkhart Trinity

 

Note: Mrs. Leatherman is the daughter of Edward E. Antle (1885-1956) of the North Indiana Conference.



 

LEBKER, GEORGE A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1896-98           Kedron

 

Note: George A. Lebker served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.

 



LECKIE, JOHN  W.

 

Born: 12-12-1835  Baltimore MD                              married: Ellen S. Study [1863]

Died: 11-13-1913  Hazleton PA                                 obit: [d.1896]

                                                                                    married2: Emilie Phillips

1863    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference            obit2:

1865    ordained deacon

1867    ordained elder

 

Interment: Vine Street Cemetery, Hazleton PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1914, 125

 

1862-63           Birmingham

1863-65           Cassville

1965-67           Rainsburg

1867-68           McConnellstown

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           McConnelstown

1869-72           Martinsburg

1872-75           Penn’s Valley

1875-78           Altoona Chestnut Avenue

1878-81           Jeanesville-Audenreid

1881-83           student, Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia PA

1883-13           medical doctor, living in Hazleton

 

Note: John W. Leckie left the active ministry and became a medical doctor when his voice failed.

 



LEDGARD, HARRY ALDEN

 

Born: 11-17-1935  McKeesport PA                            married: Pauline Louise Harrison

Died:                                                                           obit: Baltimore-Washington Conference 2000, 605

 

1958    admitted on trial, Virginia Conference

1959    ordained deacon

1961    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1959                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1959-61           Three Springs

1961-62           student, Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC

1962-63           research associate, Board of Christian Social Concerns

1963                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1963-67           Sykesville Winfield

1967-69           Lodge Forest

1969-75           Scaggsville Emmanuel

1975-76           sabbatical

1976-82           Brunswick First

1982-88           Walkersville (ending 9/1/88)

1988-89           Annapolis St. Andrew’s (beginning 9/1/88)

1989-94           Arden

1994-95           Havre de Grace (ending 12/1/95)

1995-95           disability leave (beginning 12/1/95)

1998                retired



 

LEE, JOSEPH S.

 

Born: 12-16-1808  Lycoming County PA                  married: Eliza Ann Wright

Died: 3-4-1864  Glen Hope PA                      obit: [1815-1864]

 

1834    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Baltimore Conference 1865, 37

 

1834-35           Lycoming circuit

1835-36           Lewistown circuit

1836-37           Danville circuit

1837-38           Beaver Meadow mission

1838-39           Concord

1839-41           Clearfield

1841-43           Bedford circuit

1843-45           Warrior’s Mark

1845-46           Huntingdon

1846-48           Williamsburg

1848-50           Northumberland

1850-52           Bloomsburg

1852-53           Muncy

1853-55           Newberry

1855-57           Shrewsbury

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Castle Fin

1858-60           North Baltimore circuit

1860-61           East Harford

1861-63           Glen Hope

1863                retired

 

Note: Joseph S. Lee is the son of onetime Methodist itinerant Timothy Lee Jr. (1778-1860), reported to have been ordained by Francis Asbury, buried in the Methodist Cemetery at New Washington PA.  The passing of Mrs. Lee, “a few months” later, is noted in her husband’s obituary.  Daughter Willeta is the wife of Adolphus D. McCloskey.



 

LEEDS, ROBERT SHANNON

 

Born:                                                                           married: Carolyn _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1961    license, recommended by Panama City FL St. Andrew

1968    admitted on trial, Florida Conference

1968    ordained deacon, Florida Conference

1970    ordained elder, Florida Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1961-62           Trinity FL, Alabama-West Florida Conference

1962-62           Highlandview FL (ending 12/31/62); Wallsboro AL (beginning 1/1/63)

1963-64           Woodland

1964-67           student, Penn State University

                             1964-67  Manor Hill (beginning 9/15/64)

1967-70           student, Duke Divinity School in Durham NC

                             1967-70  Efland NC

1970-72           associate, Camp Hill (ending 2/3/72)

1972-97           chaplain, U.S. Air Force (2/4/72 – 8/31/97)

1997-98           Hilltop UT (beginning 8/31/97)

1998-99

1999                Northgate Fellowship CO (3/14/99 – 9/1/99), Rocky Mountain Conference

1999-               Tri-Lakes CO (beginning 9/1/99)



 

LEEDY, PAUL DELLINGER

 

Born: 3-4-1908  Harrisburg PA                                  married: Irene Brandt Force

Died: 8-19-2002  Camp Hill PA                                 obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1987, 418

 

1931    admitted on trial

1933    ordained deacon

1935    ordained elder

 

Interment: St. John’s Cemetery, Camp Hill PA

Obit: 2003, 385

 

1928-31           student, Dickinson College

                             1928-29  New Bloomfield

                             1929-31  Rehoboth

1931-32           Ray’s Hill

1932-37           Mt. Holly Springs

1937-42           Wrightsville

1942-43           Gettysburg

1943-44           Boiling Springs (beginning 9/1/43)

1944-47           at school

1947-52           faculty, Rutgers University

1952-61           faculty, New York University

1961-76           faculty, American University

1976                retired

 

Note: Paul D. Leedy is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 771.



 

LEFFLER, V. BLAINE

 

Born:                                                                           married: Maude N. Stevens

Died: 1966                                                                  obit: [d. 1961]

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1920-21           principal, Pleasantville School in Venango County PA

1932-34           Tipton

1941-47           Tipton (beginning11/15/41)

 

Note: V. Blaine Leffler served as a local pastor.



 

LEHMAN, CHARLES  EDWARD

 

Born: 11-12-1879  Silver Cliff CO                             married: Olive Pattersom

Died: 6-2-1941  Lewisberry PA                                 obit:

 

1908    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Picture Rocks Cemetery, Picture Rocks PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1942, 203

 

1908-10           Loyalsock

1910-12           Emporium circuit

1912-14           Hoytville (moved before end of the year?)

1914-18           Wilburton

1918-22           Picture Rocks

1922-26           Centralia

1926-28           St. Mary’s

1928-               retired

                             1930-32  Wilburton



 

LEHMAN, ROWLAND RITCHEY

 

Born: 3-21-1897  Williamsport PA                             married: Miriam Gouldy

Died: 2-19-1952   Harrisburg PA                               obit:

 

1923    admitted on trial

 

Interment: East Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1952, 201

 

1922-23           Picture Rocks

1923-25           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

                             1923-25  Union Chapel, Littleton NJ

1925-29           Milesburg-Unionville

1929-36           Northumberland

1936-42           Clearfield Trinity

1942-47           superintendent, Harrisburg District

1947-50           executive director, Minister’s Pension Plan

1950-52           assistant to president, Dickinson College

 

Note: Rowland R. Lehman is listed in the 1945 Prominent Personalities in American Methodism.



 

LEICHLITER, JAMES

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1958-62           Harrison Valley Federated

1962                “transfer” by boundary change to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1962-64           Harrison Valley Federated

 

Note: James Leichliter served as a local pastor.  His denominational affiliation is unknown.  He may be associated with the Church of God, General Conference, of Findlay OH.



 

LEIDY, FRANK WATSON     

 

Born: 8-16-1868  Shirleysburg PA                             married: Grace E. Burleigh

Died: 5-8-1938  Forty-Fort PA                                   obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1954, 232

 

1890    admitted on trial, recommended by Altoona District

 

Interment: Tyrone Cemetery, Tyrone PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1939, 211

 

1890-91           Shawville

1891-93           Pleasant Gap

1893-97           Williamsburg

1897-00           Wallaceton

1900-03           Houtzdale

1903-04           Hastings

1904-08           Northumberland

1908-12           Mifflintown

1912-14           Harrisburg Epworth

1914-18           Sunbury Catawissa Avenue

1918-22           Ashland

1922-25           Barnesboro

1825-32           York Grace

1832-37           Wrightsville

1928-38           New Oxford-Ortanna

 

Note: Frank W. Leidy is the son of George Leidy.

 



LEIDY, GEORGE

 

Born: 8-5-1840  Mercersburg PA                               married: Anna Brown

Died: 1-8-1919  Williamsport PA                              obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1886, 86

                                                                                    married2: Katherine Brittain

1861    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference            obit2: 1922, 135

 

Interment: Mound Cemetery, northwest of Williamsport PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1919, 130

 

1861-62           Clinton circuit

1862-63           Newberry

1863-64           Philipsburg

1864-65           Nippenose

1865-66           Great Island

1866-68           Howard

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           Shirleysburg

1869-72           Salladasburg

1872-74           Newton Hamilton

1874-75           Duncannon

1875-77           Carlisle

1877-80           Curwensville

1880-84           Clearfield

1884-85           Altoona Eighth  Avenue

1885-89           superintendent, Altoona District

1889-91           Tyrone

1891-93           Huntingdon First

1893-98           Sunbury

1898-00           Lewisburg

1900-02           Altoona Fifth Avenue

1902-07           Bedford

1907-09           Milton

1909-11           Mount Union

1911-14           Saxton

1914                retired

 

Note: George Leidy is the father of Frank W. Leidy.  The second Mrs. Leidy is the granddaughter of Alem Brittain.

 



LEILICH, JOHN LUTHER

 

Born: 12-12-1854  Frederick MD                               married: Jennie Elizabeth Smith

Died: 7-16-1905  Lock  Haven PA                             obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1884, 86

                                                                                    married2: Mary Lucinda McLaughlin

1879    admitted, Maryland Conference                     obit2: 1911, 133

               of the Methodist Protestant Church

               (#284 in Lewis’ 1903 list)

 

Interment: Lock Haven PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1906, 116

 

1878-79           assistant, Caroline

1879-80           Rainsburg

1880-82           Sussex

1882                withdrew

1882-83           Blain, Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1883                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1883-84           Blain

1884-85           Robinsonville

1885-86           Thompsontown

1886-89           Concord

1889-92           Three Springs

1892-94           Jeanesville

1894-95           Northumberland

1895-97           Newport

1897-00           Harrisburg St. Paul’s.

1900-01           Lewisburg

1901-04           superintendent, Utah Mission

1904-05           Lock Haven East Main Street

 

Note: An obituary for John L. Leilich also appears in the 7/27/1905 Christian Advocate, page 1192, and a tribute appears in the 3/1/1906 Christian Advocate.

 



LENIG, FRANK L.

 

Born: 11-10-1857  Clearfield County PA                  married: Dora Myrtle Irwin

Died: 12-7-1933  Evansville IN                                  obit: St. Louis Conference 1899, 180

                                                                                    married2: Ellen Baum

1881     admitted on trial, recommended by Benezette          obit2:

 

 

Interment:

Obit: Indiana Conference 1934, 452

 

1881                transfer to St. Louis Conference



 

LePAGE, JOHN EDWARD

 

Born: 4-24-1883  Guernsey County OH                    married: Irene Lowden [9/3/1913]

Died: 6-3-1926  Guernsey County OH                      obit: [8/2/1891 – 10/24/1951]

 

1915    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1908-09           student, Ohio Wesleyan University

1909-10           McKendree OH

1910-13           student, Boston University School of Theology

1913-15           ?

1915-16           Shawville

1916-18           Glen Hope

1918-19           Harveyville

1919-20           Jamison City

1920-21           on leave

1921                located

 

Note: John E. LePage is a brother to Franklin Arthur LePage (1897-1961) of the Ohio Conference and Herbert W. LePage (1900-1977) of the North Indiana Conference.  Another brother Samuel Maynard LePage (1884-1960) was a Congregational pastor and a fourth brother Thomas Homer LePage (1882-1957) may have been a local Methodist preacher.


 

LEPLEY, WILIAM ALBERT

 

Born: 1-1-1858 near New Berlin PA                                      married: Julia Annie Glover

Died: 2-15-1934  Williamsport PA                                         obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1924, 150

                                                                                                married2: Alice J. Stadden

1888    admitted on trial, recommended by Buckhorn           obit2: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1959, 259

1889    ordained deacon, recommended by Buckhorn

 

Interment: Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1934, 213

 

1887-89           Buckhorn (beginning 10/87)

1889-90           Muhlenburg

1890-93           Elysburg

1893-96           Muncy Valley

1896-97           Duboistown

1897-99           Orbisonia

1899-02           Schellsburg

1902-04           Slate Run

1904-06           Williamsport Market Street

1906-10           Coalport-Irvona

1910-15           Newton Hamilton

1915-19           Milesburg-Unionville

1919-21           Flemington

1921-24           Hughesville

1924-29           Beaver Meadow

1929-31           Duncannon

1931-33           Kulpmont

1933                retired

 

Note: William A. Lepley is the grandfather of Paul H. Watts and a brother to Daniel S. Lepley (1848-1924) of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association.



 

LEVERGOOD, CHARLES CLYDE

 

Born: 12-13-1895  York PA                                       married: Mary Etta Atkinson

Died: 4-7-1972  Charlotte NC                                    obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conf 1979, 424

 

?          license, Philadelphia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1972, 333

 

1925-26           Evansburg

1926-28           Bethel circuit

1928-29           Tullytown & Emilie

1929-30           Tullytown & Emilie & Falsington

1930                 Washington Boro (ending 8/30)

1930                “transfer” to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1930-33           student, Lycoming College

                             1930-33  Trout Run (beginning 8/30)

1933-36           Clearville

1936-39           Bakerton

1939-42           Wolfsburg

1942-44           Claysburg

1944                “transfer” to Philadelphia Conference

1944-46           Goodwill circuit

1946-47           superintendent, Methodist Orphanage

1947-61           Cherry Valley (beginning 11/47)

1961-67           St. Clair

1967                retired

                             1967-68  Reading Grace

                             1968-72  associate, Charlotte NC Hickory Grove (beginning 10/68)

 

Note: C. Clyde Levergood served as a local pastor.



 

LEWIS, EDWARD LESTER

 

Born: 6-20-1900  Philadelphia PA                              married:

Died: 11-25-1982                                                        obit:

 

1927    admitted on trial, recommended by Ennisville

1929    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit: California Nevada Conference 1983, ?

 

1924-25           Salona-Lamar

1925-26           Waterville

1926-28           Ennisville

1928-31           Alexandria

1931-34           Robertsdale

1934-36           Houtzdale

1936-40           Mechanicsburg

1940-42           Newport

1942-47           Lewistown Grove Memorial

1947-48           Williamsport Mulberry Street

1948                transfer to California Conference

 

Note: As of 10-2-2000, contact information for the son of Edward L. Lewis is:

John H. Lewis, 810 Willow Valley Lakes Drive, Willow Street, PA  17584-9036.

(717)464-8909  jlewis@willowgables.com.  As of that date Mrs. Lewis was 98 and living in CA.



 

LEWIS, JAMES

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1939-42           Newville

 

Note: James Lewis served as a local pastor.



 

LEWIS, ROYCE O.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1961-62           Knoxville

1962                “transfer” by boundary change to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1962-64           Knoxville

1964-69           Montandon

 

Note: Royce O. Lewis served as a local pastor.



 

LIBBY, ASA C.

 

Born: [Union County?]                                               married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1922-24           student, Williamsport Dickinson Seminary

                             1922-23   Elimsport & Maple Hill

                             1923-24  Wallis Run

 

Note: Asa C. Libby served as a local pastor.



 

LIGHT, WARREN DELMAR, JR.

 

Born: 2-22-1934  Jonestown PA                                married: Dorothy Mary Weatherby

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1961    license, New Jersey Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1959-63           student, Rutgers University in New Brunswick NJ

1963-64           student, Eastern Baptist Seminary in St, Davids PA

1964-65           student, Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston IL

                        transfer to Rock River Conference

1967                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1967-69           McVeytown

1969                transfer to Southern New Jersey Conference

 

Note: In 2003 Warren D. Light Jr. was a retired member of the Greater New Jersey Conference.



 

LIGHTNER, R.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1893-94           Hustontown (2nd half of the year: 1894, 63)



 

LILLY, PAUL FRANKLIN

 

Born: 1-23-1919  Hazleton PA                                   married:

Died: 3-30-1996                                                          obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1939-41           Cogan Valley (ending 8/15/41)

1941-43           Hopewell (8/15/41 – 2/21/43)

1943                “withdrew”

 

Note: Paul F. Lilly has a file with the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, but he never matriculated in the Central Pennsylvania Conference. 

 



LINGENFELTER, IRA LEE

 

Born: 3-20-1932  Reynoldsville PA                           married: Edna R. Roush

Died: 2-25-2010  ubois PA                                         obit:

 

1963    license, Western Pennsylvania Conference: recommended by Hazen

1964    admitted on trial

1964    ordained deacon

1966    ordained elder

 

Interment: Reynoldsville Cemetery, Reynoldsville PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 2010, 169

 

1962-66           student, Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC

                             1962-64  Roxbury, Central Pennsylvania Conference

                             1964        transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

                             1964-65  Roxbury

                             1965-66  Doylesburg

1966-73           New Freedom

1973-78           New Bloomfield Parish

1978-81           Enola First-Grace

1981-84           Selinsgrove Christ

1984-88           Millersburg Hebron

1988-91           Liverpool

1991-94           Fairmount

1994                retired



 

LINGENFELTER, W.H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1885    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1889-91           Morrisdale

 

Note: W.H. Lingenfelter served as a local pastor.



 

LINN, HUGH

 

Born: 11-18-1832  Huntingdon County PA               married: Caroline [Carrie] Feight [3/26/1861]

Died: 5-26-1894  Shelby IA                                       obit: [2/19/1836 – 12/24/1913]

 

1857    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Des Moines Conference 1894, 234

 

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Allegheny

1858-59           Cassville

1859-60           New Washington

1860-61           Bedford Circuit

1861-62           McConnellsburg

1862-63           Bellefonte circuit

1863-66           Glen Hope

1866-69           Hampstead

1869                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1869-72           McConnellsburg

1872-75           Duncansville

1875-77           Grahamton

1877-79           Pine Grove

1879-80           located

1880-88           on leave

1888                transfer to Des Moines Conference

 

Note: Obituaries for Hugh Linn also appear in the Pennsylvania Methodist for 6/7/1894, 6/14/1894 (page 4), and 6/28/1894 (page 2).  Mrs. Linn later married widower William Henry Stevens.



 

LINK [MONTGOMERY], JOANNE CLARKE

 

Born:                                                               married: Kendall Link

Died:                                                               obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1994, 482

 

1956    license, recommended by State College St. Paul’s

1957    admitted on trial

1959    ordained deacon

1975    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1957-60           at school

1960                discontinued

1974                re-instated

1974-79           associate, Harrisburg Derry Street

1979-88           Harrisburg Epworth

1988-95           superintendent, Chambersburg District

1995-02           Hummelstown Trinity

2002                retired

                             2004-05  Harrisburg Paxton

 

Note: Joanne Montgomery Link is the daughter of Frank W. Montgomery.  Kendall Link is a pastor in the United Church of Christ.



 

LIPPINCOTT, HAINES HALLOCH

 

Born: 7-21-1891  Franklin NJ                                     married: (never married)

Died: 12-23-1968  Morristown NJ                             obit:

 

1917    admitted on trial, Blue Ridge Conference

 

Interment: Tuckerton NJ

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1969, 389

 

?-?                   student, Pennington Seminary in Pennington NJ

                             ?-?          Chatsworth NJ

1913-15           student, Dickinson College

                             1913-14  Orrtanna

                             1914-15  Newville (ending fall 1915)

1915-17           student, Boston University School of Theology in Boston MA

                             1915-17  West Chelmsford MA (beginning fall 1915)

1917                “transfer” to Blue Ridge Conference

1917-26           chaplain, US Navy (12/6/1917 – 8/14/1926)

                             1918  transfer to Baltimore Conference

1927-30           Baltimore Gorsuch

1930                retired

 

Note: Haines H. Lippincott is a brother to Samuel T. Lippincott.

 



LIPPINCOTT, SAMUEL THOMAS

 

Born: 4-18-1890  New York City NY                        married: Lillian Frances Spraker

Died: 7-15-1952                                                          obit: New England Southern Conf 1953, 154

 

1917    ordained deacon, New England Southern Conference

1920    admitted on trial, New England Southern Conference

1921    ordained elder, New England Southern Conference

 

Interment: Malden MA

Obit: New England Southern Conference 1953, 154

 

1915-16           student, Dickinson College

                             1916        Boiling Springs, Salem & Pine Gove Furnace (ending fall 1916)

1916-19           student, Boston University School of Theology in Boston MA

                             1918-19  East Dennis Wesleyan Church 

1920                “transfer” to New England Southern Conference     

1920-23           Chatham

1923-28           Taunton North Dighton

1928-31           Central Falls Embury 

1931-35           Attleboro Centenary

1935-40           Norwich Trinity

1940-46           East Providence Haven

1946-52           Taunton Calvary

 

Note: Samuel T. Lippincott is a brother to Haines H. Lippincott.  He listed in the 1952 Who’s Who in Methodism.



 

LITTLE, CHARLES JOSEPH

 

Born: 9-9-1840  Philadelphia PA                    married: Anna Marina Elizabeth Schultze

Died: 3-11-1911                                              obit: Rock River Conference 1905, 114

 

1862    admitted on trial, Philadelphia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Rock River Conference 1911, 124 [and Philadelphia Conference 1911, 94]

 

1862-67          

1867-70           faculty, Williamsport Dickinson Seminary

1870-71           study abroad, Berlin Germany

1871-72           Chambersburg First [St. Paul’s] (beginning 9/71)

1872-74           Philadelphia Christ

1874-85           faculty, Dickinson College

                        1876-77  Carlisle Emory Chapel

1885-90           faculty, Syracuse University

1890                transfer to Northern New York Conference

1890-91           faculty, Syracuse University

1891-95           faculty, Garrett Theological Seminary

1895-98           president, Garrett Theological Seminary

1898                transfer to Rock River Conference

1898-11           president, Garrett Theological Seminary



 

LITTLE, JOHN H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1869    quarterly conference license, Concord

?          ordained deacon

1883    ordained elder, recommended by Concord

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1872-73           Concord

 

Note: John H. Little served as a local pastor.



 

LITTLETON, CHARLES  BYRON

 

Born: 10-21-1874  St. Joseph MO                              married: Cordelia Ann Weems

Died: 5-5-1964  Huntingdon PA                                obit: [1873 – 1913]

                                                                                    married2: Grace Garrett

                                                                                    obit2: [7/21/1894 – ?]


1892    admitted on trial, Arkansas Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South

1916    admitted on trial, Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1921    admitted on trail again, page 42

            (notation made that he was admitted under a misapprehension four years ago)

 

Interment: Mapleton I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Mapleton PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1965, 354

 

1892-93           Ravenden Springs

1893-94           Texarkana

1894-96           Argenta-Beebe

1896-97           Beebe-Judsonia

1897-98           Springdale-Fayetteville

1898-99           Eureka Springs

1899-00           superintendent, Little Rock District

1900-01           Cotton Plant- Howell, White River Conference [MES]

1901                withdrew from Arkansas Conference, associated with White River Conference

1901-02           Cotton Plant Howell

1902                character not passed in White River Conference [MES]

1902                transfer to South Kansas Conference [MES]

1902-04           Cherryvale

1904-06           Mound Valley

1906-11           Elk City

1911-13           Edna

1914                withdrew

1915-16           Manor Hill, Central Pennsylvania Conference [ME]

1916                admitted to Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1916-17           Manor Hill

1917-23           Martinsburg

1923-26           Coalport-Irvona

1926-30           Hopewell

1930-31           Robertsdale-Woodvale

1931-32           Claysburg

1932-36           Mill Hall

1936-45           Mapleton-Mill Creek

1945-47           Orbisonia

1947                retired

 

Note: Charles B. Littleton is the father of William H. Littleton.

 



LITTLETON, WILLIAM  HOWARD   

 

Born: 6-20-1923  Coalport PA                                   married: Kathryn Shearer

Died: 2-22-1996                                                          obit:

 

1964   admitted on trial

 

Interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Duncannon PA

Obit:

 

1963-66           Ashland

1966-68           Fort Loudon

1968-71           Duncannon-Roseglen 

 

Note: William H. Littleton is the son of Charles B. Littleton.  He ceased being a member of conference in 1968 and served Duncannon as a local pastor, after which he continued as an active lay member of Duncannon Asbury.



 

LLOYD, J.M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1918-19           Bressler

 

Note: J.M. Lloyd served as a local pastor.  Curiously his address is given as Sunbury, while his appointment was south of Harrisburg.  He is otherwise unknown.



 

LLOYD, JOHN ZACHARIAS

 

Born: 1818  Shropshire, England                                married: Elizabeth Miller Clayton

Died: 12-6-1903  Swedesboro NJ                              obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1896, 104

                                                                                    married2: Sarah E. Eastlack
 

1840    admitted on trial, British Wesleyan Society   obit2:

1846    admitted in trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Waynesboro PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1904, 114

 

1846-47           Clearfield

1847-48           Luzerne

1848-49           Greencastle

1849-50           Newport

1850-52           Deerfield

1852-53           Stonerstown

1853-55           McConnellsburg

1855-56           Cumberland

1856-57           Westernport

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Westernport

1858-60           Great Island

1860-62           Catawissa

1962-63           Beaver Meadow

1863-65           Smithsburg

1865-66           on leave

1866-68           Castle Fin

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           Castle Fin

1869-71           Shippensburg circuit

1871-73           Shrewsbury

1873-75           Half Moon

1875-76           Beech Creek

1876-77           Iola

1877-79           Mifflinville

1879-81           Trevorton

1881-84           Catawissa Circuit

1884-85           Washingtonville

1885-86           Burnt Cabins

1886                retired

 

Note: Obituaries for John Z. Lloyd also appear in the 12/17/1903 Pennsylvania Methodist, page 1, and the 1/14/1904 Christian Advocate, page 79.  A brief biography is given in Armstrong’s The Old Baltimore Conference, page 412.  John Z. Lloyd had no children.



 

LLOYD, JOSHUA  K.

 

Born: 2-22-1857  Huntingdon            PA                              married: Annie C. _____

Died: 9-21-1914  Montoursville PA                           obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1896, 104

                                                                                    married2: Orpah Rebecca Demaree

1881     admitted on trial, recommended by West Huntingdon     obit2: 1954, 233

 

Interment: Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1915, 117

 

1881-83           Saxton

1883-86           Woodland

1886-88           Williamsburg

1888-92           Saxton

1892-96           Port Royal

1896-01           Martinsburg

1901-06           Altoona Chestnut Avenue.

1906-11           Williamsport Grace

1911-13           Danville St. Paul’s

1913-14           Hazleton St. Paul’s

1914-14           Montoursville

 



LOGAN, ABNER CLINTON

 

Born: Carlisle PA                                                        married: Claire Helwig

Died: 4-30-1929  Philadelphia PA                              obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1949, 202

 

1901    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Ashland Cemetery, Ashland PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1930, 184

 

1901-03           Buckhorn

1903-04           Beach Haven

1904-06           Trout Run

1906-08           Cogan Valley

1908-10           Roaring Creek

1910-11           Millville-Jerseytown

1911-13           York Springs

1913-15           Bloomingdale

1915-16           Snydertown

1916-20           Penfield

1923-24           Clearfield circuit

1924-26           Cherry Tree

1926-27           Ramey

1927-28           New Millport

1928-29           Karthaus

 

Note: An obituary for Abner C. Logan also appears in the 5/23/1929 Christian Advocate, page 662.



 

LOGAN, LEMUEL LAWRENCE

 

Born: 2-5-1836  Near Port Royal PA                         married: Rebecca Ellen Anderson

Died: 12-12-1901  Shawville PA                                obit: [d. 7/21/1882]

                                                                                    married2: Almira Grubb

1872    quarterly conference license,                           obit2:

            Williamstown & Tower City charge of the Philadelphia Conference

1886    ordained deacon, recommended by Herndon circuit

1900     ordained elder

 

Interment: Millersburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1902, 135

 

1883-86           Herndon

1886-88           Thompsontown

1888-93           Allegheny

1893-96           Utahville

1896-97           Karthaus (did not finish the year)

1897-02           Shawville (started during the 1896-97 conference year)

 

Note: Lemuel L. Logan served as a local pastor.



 

LOGSDON, F. FRANKLIN

 

Born: 3-20-1906  [Frostburg MD?]                            married:

Died: 8-13-1987  Largo FL                                        obit:

 

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1927-28           student, Williamsport Dickinson Seminary

                             1927-28  Picture Rocks circuit

                             1928-20  Waterville (starting fall 1928)

1936-                Erie PA Bethel Baptist

                         Buffalo NY

1942-50           London ONT Central Baptist

1950-52           Chicago IL Moody Memorial

1952-57           Holland MI Immanuel Baptist

 

 

Note: S. Franklin Logsdon is popular Bible conference speaker, the author of numerous books, and a central figure in the NASV-KJV Bible controversy.

 



LONG, DANIEL LEROY

 

Born: 9-4-1938  York PA                                           married: Joyace J. Frear

Died: 1-20-1998                                                          obit:

 

1964    license, recommended by York First

1968    ordained deacon

1973    admitted as associate member

 

Interment: Elan Memorial Park, Bloomsburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1998, 442

 

1964-68           Shade Valley (ending 1/15/68)

1968-69           Harrisonville (beginning 1/15/68)

1969-72           Ulster

1972-74           Petersburg

1974-80           Rebersburg

1980-84           Salladasburg

1984-85           Selinsgrove Christ (ending 11/1/85)

1985-94           Beach Haven (beginning 11/1/85 and ending 3/1/94)

1994                disability leave (beginning 3/1/94)

 



LONG, DAVID LAPORTE

 

Born: 5-26-1914  Tyrone PA                                      married: Veda Irene Briggs

Died: 5-15-1995  New Cumberland PA                     obit:

 

1936    license, recommended by Tyrone First

1938    admitted on trial

1938    ordained deacon

1941    ordained elder

 

Interment: Eastlawn Cemetery, Tyrone PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1996, 419

 

1938-39           student, Boston University School of Theology in Boston MA

1939-40           Ramey-Blandburg

1940-43           Hastings

1943-47           Danville Trinity

1947-50           Williamsport Market Street

1950-53           Shippensburg

1953-57           Woolrich

1957-61           Williamsport Calvary, Williamsport

1961-67           Hollidaysburg First

1967-71            Mechanicsburg Wesley

1971-79           Harrisburg Epworth

1979                retired

 

Note: David L. Long is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 794.



 

LONG, H.B.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1881-82           Wharton

 

Note: H.B. Long served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.



 

LONG, JOHN WILLIAM

 

Born: 11-3-1882  Sussex County DE                         married: Mildred Lee Lewis

Died: 5-5-1956  Williamsport PA                               obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1964, 362

 

1907    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Williamsport Cemetery, Williamsport PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1956, 229

 

1902-04           student, Wesley Junior College in Dover DE

                             1902-04  Henderson MD, Wilmington Conference

1904-06           student, Dickinson College

                             1904-06  Mechanicsburg Salem

1906-10           Littlestown

1910-15           Dillsburg-Wellsville

1915-17           Clearfield West Side

1917-22           State College

1922-48           president, Williamsport Dickinson Seminary/Junior College

1948-55           president, Lycoming College

1955                retired

 



LONG, JOSIAH  P.

 

Born: 3-3-1832  near Reading PA      married: Martha J. Buchannan

Died: 5-29-1880  Liberty PA              obit:

 

1863    license, Reading St. Peter’s in the Philadelphia Conference

1867     admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference: recommended by Laporte circuit

 

Interment: Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1881, 70

 

1867-68           Laporte

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           Middleburg [Snyder County, only year for an M.E. appointment here]

1869-71           Shirleysburg

1871-72           Marklesburg

1872-73           McConnellstown

1873-75           Milroy

1875-78           McConnelsburg

1878-79           Castle Fin

1879-80           Liberty Valley

 

Note: An obituary for Josiah P. Long also appears in the 8/4/1880 Conference News, page 4.



 

LONG, MERREL DAVID

 

Born: 5-14-1902  Neelyton PA                                   married: Helen Ella Hopkins

Died: 1-7-1963  Selinsgove PA                                  obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1988, 417

 

1928    admitted on trial

1930    ordained deacon

1932    ordained elder

 

Inter.  Evergreen Cemetery, Selinsgrove PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1963, 331

 

1927-28           Wells Tannery (beginning 10/1/1927; see 1928, 634)

1928-29           Ennisville

1929-30           Frankstown-Canoe Creek

1930-31           Cassville

1931-34           East Waterford

1934-35           Glen Hope

1935-38           Bloomingdale

1938-39           Alexandria

1939-43           Dudley

1943-46           Airville

1946-49           Centralia

1949-52           Danville Trinity

1952-55           Burnham

1955-57           Stewartstown

1957-59           Altoona Mardorf

1959-61           Lewistown Grove Memorial

1961-63           Bendersville

 

Note: Merrel [aka Merrell] D. Long is the father of Merrell D. Long Jr.  Mrs. Long is a brother to Henry F. Hopkins, Martin W. Hopkins and Thomas J. Hopkins.

 



LONG, MERREL DAVID, JR.

 

Born: 3-7-1824                                                            married:

Died: 3-14-2004                                                          obit:

 

1950    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1947-48           Fayetteville

1948-52           Newark Conference

1952-55           Watsontown

1955                permitted to withdraw under Par. 953 of 1952 Discipline

 

Note: Merrel D. Long Jr is the son of Merrel D. Long.  In 1963 M. David Long was living in Omaha NE.  His last residence before death is listed as La Habra CA.


 

LONG, ROY E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1939-41           Waterville (beginning 9/39)

1941-42           Morris (ending 10/1/42)

1942                “withdrew”

 

Note: Roy E. Long served as a local pastor.



 

LOREMAN, GRANT EDWARD

 

Born: 5-14-1920  near Riverside PA                          married: Frances Louise Bebb

Died: 6-27-2009                                                          obit: [d.9/8/2011]

 

1968    license, recommended by Riverside

1971    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Elan Memorial Park, Bloomsburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 2010, 169

 

1967-68           Irish Valley

1968-73           Centre Grove

1973-78           Mount Pleasant Mills

1978-81           Williamsport High Street

1981-83           Mifflinville

1983-85           no appointment

1985                retired

 

Note: Grant E. Loreman served as a local pastor.  He was a painter and contractor before entering the ministry.

 



LOUZECKY, VACLAV JAMES

 

Born: 9-11-1868                                                          married:

Died: 7-17-1950                                                          obit:

 

Interment:

Obit: North-East Ohio Conference1951, 745

 

                        Pittsburgh Conference

1904-05           Hazleton Anthracite Mission, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1905                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1905-12           Hazleton Anthracite Mission

1912                transfer to East Ohio Conference



 

LOVE, DAVID GOODLOE

 

Born:                                                               married: Mary _____

Died:                                                               obit:

 

1960    license, Columbia TN First

1964    admitted on trial

1964    ordained deacon

1966    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1962-63           associate, Carlisle Allison

1963-65           student, Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston IL

                             1964-65  associate, Chicago Christian Fellowship Methodist

1965                transfer to Rock River Conference

1965-66           associate, Chicago Christian Fellowship Methodist

1966-69           Madison

1969                transfer to South Carolina Conference

1969-70           Hartsville-Twitty

1970                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1970-73           Harrisburg St. Mark’s (ending 11/14/73)

1973-79           chaplain, Quincy Home (beginning 11/15/73)

1979-89           disability leave

1989-95           Berwick St. Paul’s

1995-00           disability leave

2000-01           Loganville Emmanuel

2001                retired

 



LOVELAND, REUBEN JR.

 

Born: 11-29-1853  Lamar PA                                     married: (single)

Died: 9-20-1879  Lamar PA                                      obit:

 

1876    admitted on trial

1878    ordained deacon

 

Inter.  St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Lamar PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1880, 70

 

1876-77           Benton circuit

1877-78           Bloomingdale

1878                on leave for health

 

Note: An obituary for Reuben Loveland also appears in the 10/9/1879 Dickinson Liberal [Williamsport Dickinson Seminary], page 5.



 

LOWER, SAMUEL

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1894-95           Altoona Epworth

 

Note: Samuel Lower served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown, but he is believed to be the Samuel Lower that worked for the Altoona Brush Company on Greene Avenue.



 

LUMPKIN, OTIS ALLEN JR.

 

Born: 7-8-1940  Richmond VA                                  married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1959    license, Wilmington DE Hillcrest

1963    admitted on trial

1963    ordained deacon

1965    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1961-67           Harrisonville (beginning 9/16/61)

1967-72            Mifflinburg  (beginning 12/15/67)

1972-75           at school

1975-02           pastoral care coordinator, Geisinger Medical Center

2002                retired



 

LUNDY, HARVEY S.

 

Born: 11-23-1846  Lycoming County PA                  married: Lucy E. _____

Died: 9-20-19431  San Diego CA                              obit: Southwest Kansas Conference 1914, 53

 

1874    admitted on trial, recommended by Cogan Valley circuit

 

Interment:

Obit: Central Kansas Conference 1941, 309 

 

1871-72           Salladasburg

1874-75           Pine Creek

1875-76           Muncy Creek

1876-79           Liberty Valley

1879-81           Snow Shoe

1881-83           Littlestown (ending 10/17/82)

1883                transfer to South Kansas Conference

1884                 Arkansas City

1900-01           Mill Hall

 

Note: Harvey S. Lundy is likely related [uncle?] to Rev. Robert Leroy Lundy (1898-1987) of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church.

 



LUNT, ANDERS  ROBERT

 

Born: 3-20-1945  Williamsport PA                             married: Joan _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1967    admitted on trial

1967    ordained deacon

1969    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1962-66           student, Lycoming College

1966-69           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

1969-70           Mt. Holly Springs

1970                transfer to Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

1970-72           associate, Lansdowne

1972                transfer to Baltimore Conference (12/1/72)

1972-79           associate council director

1979-91           Ellicott City Glen Mar

1991-97           Glen Gary Greater Parish

1997-04           Glen Mar

 



LURING, ALBERT SMITH

 

Born: 3-7-1868  Mt. Carmel IN                                  married: Hattie L. Bohn

Died: 5-13-1954  Tyrone PA                                      obit: Des Moines Conference 1895, 323

                                                                                    married2: Mary Emma Robbins

1893    admitted on trial, Des Moines Conference     obit2: 1950, 206

 

Interment: Kulp Methodist Cemetery, Columbia County PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1955, 232

 

                        North Indiana Conference

1907                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1907-09           Buckhorn

1909-11           Wolfsburg

1911-14           East Waterford

1914-15           Riddlesburg

1915-16           McConnellsburg

1916-21           Snydertown

1921-23           Espy-Light Street

1923-25           Martinsburg

1925-28           Harrisburg St. Paul’s

1928-31           Dillsburg-Wellsville

1931-33           Alexandria

1933-35           Beach Haven

1935-38           Catawissa circuit

1938                retired



 

LUSK, WILLIAM RAY

 

Born:                                                                           married: Eunice _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1966    license

1967    ordained deacon

1970    admitted as associate member

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1950                approved pastor, Missionary Assembly Churches

1950-51           Sunderlinville PA

1951-53           Williamsport PA

1953-57           Wolcott NY Faith Tabernacle

1957-63           Easton ME Pentecostal Church

1963-64           Elmira Heights NY Faith Tabernacle

1964                local pastor, Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Church

1964-72           Gaines-Galeton

1972-89           Lawrenceville

1989-96           disability leave

1996                retired



 

LYKENS, LAWRENCE WILLIARD

 

Born: 8-5-1916  Warriors Mark PA                           married: Lettitia McComb

Died: 3-20-1990  Harrisburg PA                                obit: 2006, 421

 

1937    license, recommended by Dungarvin

1944    admitted on trial

1944    ordained deacon

1946    ordained elder

 

Interment: Clarion Cemetery, Clarion PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1990, 456

 

1937-41           Sinnemahoning & Driftwood

1941-45           Fairview (beginning 9/15/41)

1945-47           Lock Haven East Main Street

1947-49           Catawissa

1949-53           Montoursville

1953-56           assistant to the president, Lycoming College

1956-57           Avis

1957-59           Altoona Simpson, Altoona

1959-60           Harrisburg Riverside and executive secretary, Board of Evangelism

1960-65           Harrisburg Riverside

1965-70           executive secretary, Board of Evangelism

1970-72           administrator, United Methodist Retirement Homes

1972-74           regional representative, Asbury Seminary (ending 12/31/74)

1975                church relations director, United Methodist Home for Children (1/1-6/30)

1975-80           Harrisburg Camp Curtin

1980                retired

                             1980-86  general secretary, United Christian Ashrams

 

Note: Lawrence W. Lykens is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in the Methodist Church, page 810.

 



LYSTAD, ROBERT ARTHUR

 

Born: 8-10-1920                                                          married: Anita Firing

Died: 6-11-2004  Bethesda MD                                 obit: Ohio Conference 1952, 296

 

1943    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

                        Norwegian-Danish Conference

1942-43           assistant, Harrisburg Grace: Central Pennsylvania Conference

1943                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1943-44           at school

1944                transfer to Ohio Conference

1951-61           professor of anthropology, Tulane University

1961-80           professor of African studies, SAIS at Johns Hopkins University

1980-91           associate dean for academic affairs, SAIS at Johns Hopkins University

1991                retired

 

Note: Robert A. Lystad maintained his membership in the Ohio Conference until he withdrew in 1973.  He is the author of several scholarly papers and books.  SAIS is the School of Advanced International Studies.