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TALLHELM, JOHN FRANKLIN

 

Born: 3-5-1825  State Line PA                                   married: Nancy Jane Varner

Died: 2-11-1908  Julian PA                                        obit: Allegheny Conference 1916,73

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 101

Gibble list: no

 

1857    license, Allegheny Conference

1860    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment: Julian PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1908,62

 

1857-59           Scottsville [Three Springs]

1859-60           Schellsburg

1860-62           Tyrone

1862-63           Bellefonte

1863-64           Mapleton

1864-66           Scottsville [Three Springs]

1866-69           Schellsburg

1869-72           Clearfield

1872-73           Scottsville [Three Springs]

1873-74           Ligonier

1874-75           Clearfield

1875-76           Bellefonte

1876-79           Port Matilda

1879-80           Liverpool

1880                Shade Gap (Feb-Sep; short conference year)

1880-82           Bellefonte

1882-83           Juniata

1883-84           Ligonier

1884-87           Hollidaysburg

1887-88           Port Matilda

1888-89           Jenner’s Cross Roads

1889-91           superintendent, Altoona District

1891-94           Stormstown

1894-95           Mt. Union

1895-96           Millheim

1896-98           Hustontown

1898-99           Shade Gap

1899                retired

 

Note: J.F. Tallhelm is the father of Drusilla Tallhelm Anderson, wife of Joseph F. Anderson (1849-1940) of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Church.

 


 

TAYLOR, ALBERT B.

 

Born: 1-29-1884                                                          married: Blanche Dull [9/10/1906]

Died:10-28-1935                                                         obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 444

Gibble list: no

 

1918    quarterly conference license, Scottdale

1918    license, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment: Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Scottdale PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

1918-20           East Freedom

1920-22           (not listed)

1922                returned to quarterly conference license

                        Church of the Open Door, Greensburg PA

                        First Baptist Church, Carnegie PA

 

Note: A.B. Taylor was involved in evangelistic work in Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania before his years under appointment.  He was awarded (10/6/1930) the Carnegie Hero medal for saving a life.  He reported lived for a while in New Britain CT.


 

TAYLOR, JAMES W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1876-78           Elizabethtown St. Paul’s (did not finish the 2nd year)

1882-83           Philadelphia Jasper Street Mission

 

Note: Nothing more is known about James W. Taylor or his credentials for the ministry.

 



TAWNEY, DANIEL ABRAHAM

 

Born: 1832  Adams County PA                                 married: Adele Paige

Died: 12-14-1909  St Paul MN                                   obit:

Miller-Raker #: 301

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1850    exhorter’s license, Littlestown circuit

1853    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1852-53           Path Valley circuit

1853-54           Perry circuit

1854-55           Manchester circuit

1855-56           Rocky Spring circuit

1856-57           student, Mt. Pleasant College

1857-60           student, Otterbein University

1860-62          

1862-63           Lebanon Salem, East Pennsylvania Conference (did not finish the year)

1863                withdrew

1864-64           179th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

                        Presbyterian minister

                        New Castle, IN (1870’s & 80’s)

                        St. Paul MN

 

Note: Daniel A. Tawney is a brother to Hannah Catherine Tawney Lightner, wide of George W, Lightner.  Biographical comments are given in the Eberly-Albright-Brane 1911 Landmark History, pages 56-57, and in the 1996 volume of The Chronicle, page 99.

 


 

TEETER, JAMES R.

 

Born: 11-30-1857                                                        married:

Died: 10-17-1886                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes [TETTER]

 

1886 license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Dreyersville PA

Obit:

 


 

THIRLWELL, THOMAS

 

Born: 11-3-1847  England                                          married:

Died: 7-2-1898  Dunlevy PA                                      obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 274 [THURLWELL]

Gibble list: no

 

1865    license, Primitive Methodist Church

1881    ordained, Primitive Methodist Church

 

Interment: Hoover’s Cemetery, California PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1898,38

 

1895-96           Connellsville, Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1896                “transfer” to Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1896-97           Connellsville

1897-98           Dunlevy

 

Note: Thomas Thirwell came to America in 1888 and settled in Robertsdale, where he was a local preacher in the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.  In 1892 he moved to Herminie and identified with the United Brethren Church.


 

THOMAS, GERTRUDE MARGARET JONES

 

Born: 6-21-1895  Metal PA                                        married: Norman Bruce Scott Thomas

Died: 7-7-1978  Franklin County PA                         obit: 1955,37

Miller-Raker #: 672

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1931    quarterly conference license, Metal class of Spring Run charge

1933    license

 

Interment: Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg PA

Obit: 1979,350

 

1937                withdrew

 

Note: Gertrude Thomas is the wife of Norman Bruce Scott Thomas.
 


 

THOMAS, MICHAEL

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1834                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: 34

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1800    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1830                charter member of Hagerstown [Virginia] Conference

 

Note: Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, page 145, reports that Michael Thomas “lived in Maryland.”

 


 

THOMAS, NORMAN BRUCE SCOTT

 

Born: 1-24-1885  near Hagerstown MD                     married: Gertrude Margaret Jones

Died: 11-8-1954                                                          obit: 1979,350

Miller-Raker #: 556

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1909    license

1913    ordained

 

Interment: Lincoln Cemetery, Chambersburg PA

Obit: 1955,37

 

1908-12           student, Lebanon Valley College

1910-12           Mechanicsburg circuit

1912-13           Biglerville

1913-20           Spring Run

1920-25           Fayetteville

1925-33           Williamsport MD

1933-44           Gettysburg

1944-49           Lemasters

1949-54           Oakville

1954                retired

 

Note: N.B.S. Thomas is the husband of Gertrude Jones Thomas.

 


 

THOMPSON, ALFRED D.

 

Born: 2-14-1886  Elizabethtown WV             married: Chloey Farrel

Died: 9-18-1947  Braddock PA                                 obit: Allegheny Conference 1925,61

Miller-Raker #: no                                                       married2: Sadie Blanch. Speece

Fulton #: 441                                                               obit2: Allegheny Conference 1946,62

Gibble list: no

 

1916    quarterly conference license

1918    license, Allegheny Conference

1926    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rock Hill Furnace PA

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1948,64

 

1917-18           Industry

1918-22           East Salem

1922-24           Houserville

1924-26           Orbisonia

1926-30           Bigler

1930-31           Shanksville

1931-33           Belsano

1933-37           Sidman St. Michael

1937-40           Wyano

1940-44           Susquehanna

1944-47           Port Matilda

 


 

THOMPSON, A. L.

 

Born: 1886  Kittanning PA                                         married: Laura Edith Guthrie

Died: 1950                                                                  obit: Allegheny Conference 1950,80

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 513

Gibble list: no

 

1913    ordained, Church of God

 

Interment: Summit Hill Cemetery, Clearfield PA

Obit: [Western Pennsylvania Conference 1951,8]

 

1914-15           Limestone

1915-16           Kittanning

1916-20           Montgomeryville Baptist Church

1920-23           Latrobe

1923-26           Indian Head

1927-28           East Freedom, Allegheny Conference of the UB Church (beginning 1/1/1927)

1928                "transfer" to Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1928-30           East Freedom

1930-35           West Decatur

1935-45           Hooversville

1945-50           Bigler

1950                East Freedom
  


 

THOMPSON, CURVIN LIVINGSTON

 

Born: 8-22-1914  Stewartstown                                 married: Thelma E. Penvose

Died: 10-14-1991                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: 683

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1933    quarterly conference license

1935    license, recommended by York First

1941    ordained

 

Interment: Stewartstown Cemetery, Stewartstown PA

Obit: 1992,489

 

1933-34           student, Lebanon Valley College

1934-35           education disrupted due to the Depression

1935-38           student, Lebanon Valley College

                            1936-38  Mt. Olivet

1938-41           student, Bonebrake [United] Theological Seminary in Dayton OH

                        Presbyterian churches in Bellbrook and West Carrolton OH

1941-47           Walkersville

1947-56           Boonsboro

1956-78           New Cumberland Community

1978                retired

                                    chaplain, New Cumberland Army Depot

                             1986-91  pastor emeritus, New Cumberland Community

 


 

THOMPSON, HENRY ADAMS

 

Born: 3-27-1837  Half Moon Valley, PA                   married: Harriet Elizabeth Copeland [8/7/1862]

Died: 7-1-1920                                                            obit: [12/10/1835 - 1915]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #:

Gibble list: no

 

1860    license, Allegheny Conference

1861    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment:

Obit: Miami Conference 1920,86

 

1860-61           Pittsburgh

1861-62           faculty, Western College in IA

1862-67           faculty, Otterbein University in Westerville OH

1867-71           superintendent of schools, Troy OH

1871-72           faculty, Westfield College in IL

1872-86           president, Otterbein University in Westerville OH

1886                transfer to Central Ohio Conference, page 23

1886-93           ?

1893-97           associate editor, Sunday School literature

1897-01           editor, Sunday School literature

1901-08           editor, United Brethren Review

                            1901-05  associate editor, Sunday School literature

1908                retired

 

Note: H.A. Thompson graduated from Jefferson College in 1858 and spent two tears (1858-60) at Western Theological Seminary.  He was the 1880 vice-presidential candidate of the Prohibition Party.  He is the author of several books – including Our Bishops (1889), Biography of Jonathan Weaver (1901).


 

THOMPSON, JOHN J.

 

Born: 5-4-1893  Kitanning PA                                   married: Rebecca _____

Died: 8-29-1958                                                          obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 514

Gibble list: no

 

1918 ordained, Church of God

 

Interment:

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1959,29

 

1918-19           Kittanning

1919-20          

1920-21           Emericksville

1921-22           Barkeyville

1922-24           Venango

1924-27           Marklesburg

1927-28           Ligonier, Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1928                "transfer" to Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1928-30           Ligonier

1930-32           Fayette

1932-35           Arona

1935-42           Mapleton

1942-47           Altoona Third

1947-49           Conemaugh

1949                retired

                             1953-56  Altoona Grace
 


 

THRUSH, JOHN OLIVER

 

Born: 11-15-1861  Burlington WV                             married: Ada E. Brown [9/7/1891]

Died: 4-3-1936  River Falls WI                                  obit: [6/11/1869 – 9/5/1953]

 

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 210

Gibble list: no

 

1884    license, Allegheny Conference

1888    ordained, Congregational Church

 

Interment: Greenwood Cemetery, River Falls WI

Obit: Allegheny Conference

 

 

1884-85           Tyrone

1885-86           faculty, Fairmount WV State Normal School

1886-88           student, Yale Divinity School in New Haven CT

1888                entered the Congregational ministry

1888-91           Postville IA

1891-99           Spencer IA

1899-09           Webster City IA

1909-12           ?

1912-18           First Church, Spencer IA

1918-26           Falls River WI

1926                retired

 

Note: John O. Thrush graduated from Lebanon Valley College in 1884.  He continued to be listed as a member of the Allegheny Conference, living in Iowa, until his name was formally erased in 1891.

 


 

THUMA, JOHN

 

Born: 9-28-1812  Cumberland County PA                 married: Mary Hiskey [2/23/1837]

Died: 6-8-1878  Lexington OH                                  obit:  [6/13/1817 – 4/2/1885]

Miller-Raker #: 169

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1831    license

1835    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1838                transfer to Sandusky Conference

 

Note: Mrs. Thuma is reported by some sources to be the daughter of George Hiskey, and by other sources to be the daughter of Valentine Hiskey.   Her 1837 marriage in Ohio suggests that she was the daughter of George,


 

TOBIAS, HARRY M.

 

Born: 12-14-1906                                                        married: Ethel Irene _____

Died: 3-5-1996                                                            obit: [8/20/1913 – 3/6/2004]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1929    quarterly conference license, Myerstown

1929    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

1936    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1996,?

 

1930-35           Brunnerville

1935-42           Allentown Grace

1942-53           Manheim Salem & Ruhl’s

1953-72           Ruhl’s

1972                retired

                        1975-78  Clearfield & Marticville

                        1978-79  Water Works

 


 

TOBIAS, WILLIAM BRUCE

 

Born: 7-20-1894  New Millport PA                            married: Oma Onida Smeal

Died: 7-14-1970                                                          obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1991,347

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 511

Gibble list: no

 

1921    quarterly conference license

1927    license, Allegheny Conference

1931    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment: Lakelawn Memorial Park, Reynoldsville PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1971,393

 

1922-27           East Salem

1927-30           Three Springs

1930-35           Rochester Mills

1935-38           Arona

1938-40           Runville

1940-47           Clarion River

1947-49           Fairmount

1949-55           Laughlintown

1955-60           Timblin

1960                retired

 

Note: In 1982, Mrs. Tobias married Arthur P. Peden.
 


 

TOHILL, LAWRENCE S.

 

Born: 5-1-1846  Crawford County IL                                    married: Elizabeth S. _____

Died: 2-5-1894                                                            obit: [1856-1920]

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1875    license, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Monte Vista Cemetery, Monte Vista CO

Obit: [1895 UB Yearbook, page 19]

 

1874-75           faculty, Lebanon Valley College

1877                transfer to ?

                        Neosho Conference

1881-82           president, Lane University in Lecompton KS [this could be 1882-83]

                        Colorado Conference

 

Note: Lawrence S. Tohill has an article on Prohibition in the 11/1/1871 Religious Telescope.
 


 

TOMLINSON, WILLIAM SAHM

 

Born: 4-9-1861  Somerset PA                         married: Margaret Estella Gibbons [6/20/1899]

Died: 5-14-1912  Jacksonville FL                               obit: [12/7/1873 – 11/14/1952]

Miller-Raker #: no      

Fulton #: no    

Gibble list: no 

 

?          license

?          ordained

 

Interment: Fairview Cemetery, Altoona PA

Obit:

 

1899-00           Juniata

 

Note:  W.S. Tomlinson served in the Allegheny Conference under “others employed in the conference.”  He took theological work at Dayton OH and served less than 10 years in the ministry before moving to Florida and finding employment in construction.


 

TOZER, A.S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 98

Gibble list: no

 

1856    license, Allegheny Conference

 

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1861                transfer to ?

 

Note: A.S. Tozer never served under appointment and is otherwise unknown.


 

TRAUB, CHRISTIAN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 98

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1821    license

1823    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1827-28           Huntingdon circuit

 


 

TRAUTMAN, HOWARD MONROE

 

Born: 10-31-1867                                                        married: Lula Davidson

Died: 5-18-1942                                                          obit: Central Pennsylvania Conf (Meth)1943,219

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1899    license, East German Conference: recommended by Lykens

1901    ordained, East Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Landingville Cemetery, Landingville PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference (Methodist) 1943,213

 

1899-01           Freeburg circuit

1901                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference     

1901-03           Pequea circuit

1903-06           Grantville circuit

1906-08           Manor circuit

1908-10           Bern circuit

1910-12           Tower City

1912-13           Birdsboro Grace

1913-14           living in Gibraltar, Berks County

1914                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1914-16           Laurelton

1916-20           Cassville

1920-23           Ramey

1923-25           Muncy

1925-26           Half Moon

1926-28           Elysburg

1928-31           McVeytown

1931-32           Hopewell

1932-34           Shirleysburg

1934-36           East Waterford

1936=37          James Creek

1937-38           Allenport & Singer’s Gap

1938-39           Muncy Valley

1939                retired

 


 

TRIPNER, ALEXANDER

 

Born: 9-11-1822                                                          married:

Died: 10-17-1879                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: 303

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1854    license

1858    ordained

 

Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery, Churchtown PA

Obit: [apparently, none]

 

1853-54           York circuit

1854-56           Perry circuit

1856-58           Manchester circuit

1858-60           Hanover circuit

1860-61           Big Spring station

1861-63           Greencastle circuit

1863-64           Mercersburg circuit

1864-66                     ?

1866-68           Carlisle circuit

1868-71           Rocky Spring station

1871-72           Goldsboro

1872-74           York circuit

1874-76           Littlestown circuit

1876-77           Liverpool circuit

1877-79           Baltimore Woodberry mission

1879                Duncannon station

 

Note: The 1996 volume of The Chronicle, page 99, gives brief biographical comments.

 


 

TROSTLE, MARTIN WILLIAM ALTON

 

Born: 9-28-1929                                                          married: Constance _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

Miller-Raker #: 739

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1951    license, recommended by Dillsburg Calvary

1954    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1954-58           New Bloomfield

1958-63           Baltimore Third

1963-75           Shiremanstown

1975-83           staff, Conference Council on Ministries

1883-95           New Kingstown Trinity

1995                retired

                            1995-96  Valley View St. Andrew’s

                        1996-97  Wiconisco Wesley-Muir Grace

                        1997-00  Tower City

                            2000-              Harrisburg Riverside

 

Note: Martin A. Trostle is a brother to Gerald Allan Trostle of the East Pennsylvania (EUB)/Central Pennsylvania (UM) Conference.
 


 

TROXEL, ABRAHAM

 

Born: 11-1-1751 Lebanon County                              married: Elizabeth _____

Died: 2-?-1825                                                            obit:

Miller-Raker #: 14

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1789    license

1811    ordained

 

Interment: Mount Pleasant PA

Obit:

 

Note: This surname is also rendered DRAKSEL and TRACHSEL.  Gibble’s 1951 History of the East Pennsylvania Conference, page 37, and Miller’s 1968 History of the Pennsylvania Conference, page 371, give a brief biographies.  Some sources give the birth year as 1753.

 


 

TROYER, DANIEL

 

Born: 1769                                                                  married:

Died: 1863                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: 53

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: yes

 

1805    license

1815    ordained, Miami Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1806                moved to Ohio

1810                charter member of Miami Conference

 

Note: Funkhouser’s 1921 History of the Virginia Conference, page 145, give brief biographical comments.

 


 

TRUAX, ERNESTR BELL

 

Born: 4-29-1871  Warfordsburg PA                           married:

Died: 1934                                                                  obit:

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1897    quarterly conference license, Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church          

 

Interment: Hollidaysburg Presbyterian Cemetery, Hollidaysburg PA

Obit:

 

1897-99           living in Morrisdale

1899-00           Grant (Clearfield County)

1900-01           Patchenville, Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

 

Note: E.B. Truax is the son of Methodist Local preacher Job Truax (1842-1903).  He attended Williamsport Dickson Seminary, with his home town listed as Ansonville PA.  He served as a local preacher for the Methodists and served in the Allegheny Conference under “others employed in the conference.”   His father was living in Hollidaysburg when he died in 1903, and E.B. appears to have filled pulpits in the Altoona-Hollidaysburg area as well as in Clearfield County.


 

TRUXAL, ISAIAH POTTER

 

Born: 6-20-1852  Mount Pleasant PA                        married: Sarah Ellen Longsdorf

Died: 5-?-1924                                                            obit: Allegheny Conference 1944,61

Miller-Raker #: no

Fulton #: 208

Gibble list: no

 

1884    quarterly conference license

1884    license, Allegheny Conference

1887    ordained, Allegheny Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Allegheny Conference 1924,64

 

1884-86           Industry

1886-88           Mahoning

1888-91           Westmoreland

1891-94           Altoona Second

1894-98           Conemaugh

1898-02           Braddock First

1902-03           Dunlevy

1903-07           Wall

1907-08           Braddock Comrie

1908                retired

 

Note: This surname is one of the many adaptions of Draksel, and I.P. Truxal is related to the Abraham Draksel (Troxel) who attended Otterbein’s 1789 conference that began the United Brethren Church.


 

TYSON, RAYMOND JACOB

 

Born: 6-7-1903                                                            married: Margaret Strine

Died: 11-16-1949                                                        obit:

Miller-Raker #: 636

Fulton #: no

Gibble list: no

 

1925    license

1929    ordained

 

Interment: Zion Cemetery, Red Lion PA

Obit: 1950,21

 

1922-26           student, Lebanon Valley College

1926-27           Emigsville

1927-29           Carlisle circuit

1929-30           local

1930-32           Bendersville

1932-35           Mont Alto

1935-44           Dallastown

1944-49           Mechanicsburg