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ABBOTT, FRANK KNIGHT

 

Born: 9-2-1887  Brooklyn NY                                    married: Annabelle Matthews

Died: 12-31-1983                                                        obit: [d. 8/3/1925]

                                                                                    married2: Edith C. Buell

?          ordained, Congregational Church                   obit2: Wyoming Conference 1965, 251

 

Interment: Baptist Cemetery, North Ashford CT

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1984, 205

 

1909-14           student, Moody Bible Institute in Chicago IL

                            1913-14  Watson Park IL

1914-17           Hanover IL

1917-21           Bolton CT Congregational Church

1921-25           Eastford CT Congregational Church

1925                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1925-27           Glen Lyon (beginning 9/15/1925)

1927-33           Springville

1933-36           Moosic

1936-40           Meshoppen

1940-53           Lehman

1953-60           McClure

1960                retired



 

ABBOTT, WILLIAM PENN

 

Born: 12-31-1838                                                        married:

Died: 12-22-1878                                                        obit:

 

1863    admitted on trial

1865    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit: New York Conference 1879, 40

 

1861-62           South Canaan

1862-64           Broome NY

1864-65           Spencer NY

1865-66           Spencer NY and Candor NY

1866                transfer to Troy Conference



 

ABELL, ROBERT A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2005    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

2008    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2003-04           Barton NY

2004-05           Barton NY and Halsey Valley NY

2005-06           not appointed

2006-08           student

2008-10           Candor NY

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference



 

ABRAHAMS, THOMAS S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1874                transfer to North Carolina



 

ACE, G.F.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1901                withdrew under charges



 

ACKLEY, CHARLES W.

 

Born: 3-31-1915  Lockwood NY                               married: Francis Evelyn Tripp

Died: 3-7-2004                                                            obit:

 

1935    license, Wyoming Conference

1937    admitted on trial, New England Conference

1941    ordained elder, New England Conference

 

Interment: Sidney NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 2004, 203

 

1935                Lockwood – Barton (beginning 4/29/1935)

1935-36           Davenport Center

1936-37           Mt. Upton (ending 12/31/1936)

1937-38           Garden City, South Dakota Conference (beginning 1/1/1937)

1938-40           GayvilleVolin, South Dakota Conference

1940-43           student

1943                transfer to Central New York Conference

1943-45           Millerton – Jackson Center

1945-48           Montour Falls

1948-51           Mecklenberg-Enfield-Kennedys-Cayutaville

1951-58           South OtselicPharsalia

1958-60           Warners – Belle Isle

1960-66           director of migrant ministries, New York State Council of Churches

1966-67           Nedrow

1967-71           Bridgeport

1971-73           Wayuga

1973-76           Westbury Red Creek

1976-77           Elmira Westside, Wyoming Conference

1977                retired

                            1983-85  Fleming



 

ADAMS, CHARLES M.

 

Born: 6-9-1885  Syracuse NY                                    married: Mabel Southard Porter

Died: 1-30-1978  Binghamton NY                             obit: Wyoming Conference 1980, 307

 

1909    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Glenwood Cemetery, Afton NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1978, 230

 

1908-09           East Worcester NY

1909-11           Westford NY

1911-13           Davenport NY

1913-17           Hartwick NY– Hyde Park NY

1917-18           New Berlin NY

1918-22           West Exeter NY

1922-23           Nichols NY

1923-26           Chenango Bridge NY

1926-28           Castle Creek NY

1928-33           Candor NY

1933-36           Schenevus NY

1936-39           Windsor NY

1939-44           Otego NY

1944-46           Oxford NY

1946-51           Sherburne NY

1951-53           Moosic

1953                retired

                            1953-56  Sidney Center NY

 

Note: Charles M. Adams is the son of Walter S. Adams and the father of F. Porter Adams.



 

ADAMS, FREDERICK PORTER

 

Born: 10-30-1921  West Exeter NY                           married: Doris Anita Gross

Died: 4-5-1985  Binghamton NY                               obit:

 

1942    quarterly conference license, Otego

1947    admitted on trial, New Hampshire Conference

1947    ordained deacon, New Hampshire Conference

1951    ordained elder, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Sylvan Lawn Cemetery, Greene NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1985, 288

 

1947-48           Methuen – Oaklands

1948-49           Lawrence – St. Mark

1949-50           student

1950                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1950-52           assistant, Endicott Central

1952-57           Nimmonsburg

1957-61           Sayre

1961-69           Forty Fort

1969-72           superintendent, Binghamton District

1972-78           Binghamton Fairview

1978-85           Endicott First

 

Note: F. Porter Adams is the son of Charles M. Adams and the grandson of Walter S. Adams.


 

ADAMS, MOSES

 

Born: 1-11-1806  Jefferson County NY                     married: Caroline Ballard

Died: 9-5-1871  Delphos KS                                      obit: Wyoming Conference 1893, 90

 

1830    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment: Racine WI

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1872, 36

 

1830-31           Wyalusing

1831-32           Dryden

1832-33           Newark

1833-34           Newfield

1834-35           Franklin

1835-36           Dryden

1836-37           Oneida Mission

1837-39           Sauquoit

1839-41           Hampton and Lairdsville

1841-43           Verona

1843-44           Morrisville

1844-46           Cortlandville

1846-47           North Danby

1847-48           on leave

1848                retired

     1869  transfer to Wyoming Conference by boundary change

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Moses Adams appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 147.


 

ADAMS, NANCY J.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1989    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1992    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1989-90           student

1990-95           Hartwick NY

1995-97           associate, Endwell

1997-03           Apalachin NY Park Terrace

2003-07           Ransom

2007-10           Newark Valley NY

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference



 

ADAMS, WALTER SCOTT

 

Born: 8-20-1863  Redfield NY                                  married: Georgiana Gee

Died: 12-13-1908  East Worcester NY                      obit: Wyoming Conference 1955, 2068

 

?          exhorter’s license, Otego

?          local preacher’s license, Otego

1898    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Fabius NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1909, 119

 

1898-00           Decatur NY

1900-03           Laurens NY

1903-05           East Worcester NY and Decatur NY

1905-06           East Worcester NY

1906-07           Cooperstown Junction NY

1907-08           Cooperstown Junction NY and Portlandville NY

1908                East Worcester NY

 

Note: Walter S. Adams is the father of Charles M. Adams, who supplied the pulpit as a local preacher during his father’s final illness and was officially appointed there following his death, and the grandfather of F. Porter Adams.  A biographical sketch of Walter S. Adams appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 270.



 

AIKEN, ANDREW P.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1856    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1858    ordained deacon

1859    ordained elder, New York East Conference: page 8

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1855-57           Springville

1857-58           Port Jenkins NY (1st part); Northmoreland (2nd part)

1858-59           Union NY

1859                located

1859                “transfer” to New York East Conference

1860                re-admitted to Wyoming Conference as a deacon, page 10

1861                located           

1863                “transfer” to Providence Conference

1863-65           East Greenwich

1865-67           Provincetown Center

1867                withdrew

 

Note: Andrew P. Aiken graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown CT in 1862.  He may have died September 1875 in Centre County PA [see Centre Recorder for 9/9/1875].


 

AINSLIE-RICHARDS, PEGG

 

Born: 08-25-1951                                                        married: Roger G. Richards

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1975    admitted on trial, West Michigan Conference

1978    ordained deacon, Nebraska Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference

 

1975-77           student

1977                transfer to Nebraska Conference

1977-80           Lexington

1980-83           Loup Cooperative Parish

1983                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1983-88           Noxen

1988-89           Windsor

1989                transfer to Detroit Conference [as Pegg Ainslie]

 

Note: Pegg Ainslie-Richards was married to Roger G. Richards.


 

AKERS, DOUGLAS NEAL

 

Born: 9-20-1937                                                          married: Marilyn Avery

Died:                                                                           obit: [5/18/1941 - ]

 

1961    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1963    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1960-64           Wanamie (beginning 5/22/60)

1964-70           Hawley

1970-82           Dallas

1982-88           superintendent, Oneonta District

1988-92           Johnson City Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial

1994-97           Endicott First

1997                retired

                            2010  charter member of Upper New York Conference

 


 

AKERS, GEORGE RICHARD SR.

 

Born: 6-14-1911  Scranton PA                                   married: Margaret Elizabeth James

Died: 8-21-1987                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 2003, 201

 

1938    admitted on trial

1938    ordained deacon

1940    ordained elder

 

Interment: [body donated to Upstate Medical Center]

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1987, 310

 

1937-38           Thornhurst (beginning 11/1/1937)

1938-42           Hop Bottom

1942-47           Hamlin

1947-52           Peckville

1952-58           Endicott St. Paul’s

1958-65           Honesdale

1965-68           associate, Scranton Elm Park

1968-74           superintendent, Oneonta District

1974-77           conference administrator

1977                retired

                             1977-82  minister of visitation, Vestal



 

ALBRECHT, FREDERICK C.

 

Born: 12-23-1939                                                        married: Mary Cheryl  _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1974    license, Wyoming Conference

1980    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1983    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1974-78           Rome

1978-81           student

                            1979-81  Edison OH Canaan (beginning 9/1979)

1981-85           Ransom

1985-94           Afton

1994-03           Otego

2003-05           Upper Butternut – Wharton Valley

2005                retired

                            2007-08  Otego

                            2010        charter member of Upper New York Conference



 

ALEXANDER, ALMUS D.

 

Born: 12-15-1839  Hale’s Eddy NY                          married: Mattie Knight
Died: 5-18-1899  Binghamton NY                             obit: Wyoming Conference 1884, 62

 

?          quarterly conference license, Kingston

1867    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

Interment: Hale’s Eddy NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1900, 108

 

1864-65           Lackawaxen

1865-67           Candor and Spencer

1867-68           Newton

1868-70           Hendricksburg

1870-71           North Danby

1871-73           Montrose

1873-76           Binghamton Main Street

1876-79           Owego

1879-82           Binghamton High Street

1882-85           Binghamton Chenango Street

1885-88           Whitney’s Point

1888-89           Greene

1889-91           Smyrna

1891                retired

 

Note: Almus D. Alexander is a brother to Charles S. Alexander.   Their father served as a local pastor. A brief biography of Almus D. Alexander appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 147.



 

ALEXANDER, CHARLES S.

 

Born: 6-15-1843  Hale’s Eddy NY                            married: Mary E. Allen

Died: 5-24-1918  Binghamton NY                             obit: Wyoming Conference 1921, 115

 

1861    exhorter’s license

1866    local preacher’s license

1870    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Hale’s Eddy NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1919, 138

 

                        Mill Hollow [Luzerne]

                        Mountain Top
1870-72           Spencer
1872-73           Newark 
1873-75           Tioga Center
1875-77           Great Bend
1877-80           Slaterville
1880-81           Triangle
1881-82           on leave
1882-83           Oakland

1883                retired

 

Note: Charles Alexander is a brother to Almus D. Alexander.  Their father served as a local pastor.  Mrs. Alexander is the daughter of Rev. Aaron P. Allen of the Presbyterian Church.  A biographical sketch of Charles S. Alexander appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 270.



 

ALGER, WILLARD H.

 

Born: 4-3-1861  Fly Creek NY                                   married: Genevieve Colburn

Died: 1-1-1949                                                            obit: Wyoming Conference 1903, 112

                                                                                    married2: Carrie N. Harrington

1886    local preacher’s license, Otsego                      obit2: Wyoming Conference 1952, 1166

1890    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1949, 214

 
1888-89           Portlandville
1889-90           Westville
1890-91           West Nicholson
1891-94           Laurens and Oneonta Plains
1894-98           Sherburne
1898-02           Greene

1902-07           Milford

1907-12           Otego

1912-13           New Berlin NY

1913-16           Waverly PA

1916-24           Factoryville

1924-32           Otego

1932                retired

                            Plymouth (2 years)

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Willard H. Alger appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 271.
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 

 

ALLEN, JOHN REUBEN

 

Born: 12-20-1838  Newark Valley NY                      married: Roxanna Richards

Died: 12-19-1916                                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1885, 60

                                                                                    married2: Bertha D. Dunn

1870    exhorter’s license                                            obit2: Wyoming Conference 1921, 112

1871    local preacher’s license

1874    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1875    ordained deacon

1878    ordained elder

 

Interment: Flemingville Cemetery, Flemingville NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1917, 120

 

1872-73           Litchfield

1873-75           Campville

1875-78           North Barton

1878-80           North Tioga

1880-83           Windham

1883-84           Hale's Eddy

1884-85           Beach Pond

1885-86           Oregon [Carley Brook]

1886-87           Oregon [Carley Brook] and Rileyville

1887-90           North Abington

1890-92           Center Moreland

1892-95           Danby

1895-96           Apalachin

1896                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of John R. Allen appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 272.



 

ALLEN, JOYCE K.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1996    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1999    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1996-01           Worcester

2001-07           New Milford

2007-10           Windsor

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference



 

ALLEN, ROBERT DAVID

 

Born: 8-21-1944                                                          married: Jane Anne _____

Died:                                                                           obit: [1/1/1947- 7/1/1967]

                                                                                    married2: Kathy Sue _____ [6/20/1982]

1971    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference        obit2: [3/1/1952 – ]

1974    ordained elder                                                 married3: Darlis _____

                                                                                    obit3:

Interment:

Obit:

 

1971-73           student

1973-78           Cooperstown (ending 4/1978)

1978-80           Waymart (beginning 4/1978)

1980-88           Castle Creek

1988-93           Oxford

1993-02           Greentown Hemlock Grove

2002-07           Lynchburg VA Monroe, Virginia Conference

2007                retired

                            2010  charter member of Upper New York Conference



 

ALLEN, ROBERT R.

 

Born: 9-13-1911                                                          married: Jessie M. Havens

Died: 10-5-2000  Binghamton NY                             obit: Wyoming Conference 2002, 203

 

1970    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Riverhurst Cemetery, Endwell NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 2001, 187

 

1956-83           West Chenango (beginning 12/1956 and ending 12/31/1983)

1983                retired (beginning 12/31/1983)

 

Note: Robert R. Allen served as a local preacher.


 

ALMSTEDT, ALBERT F.

 

Born: 1-27-1911  Brooklyn NY                                  married: Margaret Cole

Died: 9-16-2002  Grand Junction CO                        obit: [1/19/06 - ]

 

1956    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1956    ordained deacon

1959    ordained elder

 

Interment: Memorial Gardens, Grand Junction CO

Obit: Wyoming Conference 2003, 201

 

1955-58           student, Drew Theological Seminary

                             1955-58  Damascus

1958-61           Lake Ariel – Hamlin

1961-69           Cooperstown

1969-81           Apalachin

1981                retired

                            1983-87  Flemingville



 

AMARA, PAUL C.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2007    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2005-09           Mount Upton

2009-10           Plains – Wilkes-Barre Bennett Derr

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

ANDARIESE, MALVERN L.

 

Born: 6-10-1876                                                          married: Carrie Julia Garrabrant

Died: 2-2-1936                                                            obit: Newark Conference 1955, 149

 

1895    admitted on trial

1896    ordained local deacon

 

Interment:

Obit: Newark Conference 1936, 451

 

1895-96           student

1896-97           Choconut Centre

1897-00           New Berlin

1900-01           Kirkwood

1901                transfer to Newark Conference



 

ANDERSON, ANDY N.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2009-10           Franklin Forks

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference



 

ANDERSON, DONALD ALBERT

 

Born: 7-19-1945                                                          married: Gail O. _____ [8/8/1970]

Died:                                                                           obit: [6/26/1949 – ]

                                                                                    married2: Susan _____

1968    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference        obit2:

1968    ordained deacon

1971    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1968-71           student

1971-75           associate, Endicott Central

1875-83           Clarks Green

1883-89           Wilkes-Barre First

1889-90           sabbatical

1990-93           Castle Creek (ending 12/31/1992)

1993-95           Carbondale (beginning 1/1/1993)

1995-05           Athens

2005-07           Clarks Summit

2007                retired

                            2010  transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

ANDERSON, GEORGE WOOD

 

Born: 12-8-1873  Belle Center OH                             married: Nellie Josephine Sharpe [8/14/1912]

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1899    admitted on trial, Central Ohio Conference

?          ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1899-03           Lima Epworth

1903                transfer to Troy Conference

1903-09           Troy State Street

1909                transfer to St. Louis Conference

1909-12           St. Louis Union

1912                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1912-15           Scranton Elm Park (ending 2/1915)

1915-17           conference evangelist (beginning 2/1915)

1917                transfer to West Ohio Conference

                       

supply pastor, Erie Conference

1946-50           Titusville: Bethel/White Oak

 

Note: George Woodmansee Anderson is the proper given name.  He received an AB (1898) and MA (1899) from Ohio Wesleyan University and was a noted traveler and lecturer.  While at Elm Park, George W. Anderson took extended leaves to preach in evangelist campaigns.  In February 1915 (see 1915 journal, page 72), he led a campaign at Plymouth PA that resulted in over 3,000 converts.  He led successful evangelistic campaigns into the 1930’s and is reported to be the author of several books [Chosen Words: for Personal Workers and Young Christians (1916), Problem or Opportunity? Which Is It the Church Is Now Facing (1919), Unfinished Rainbows and Other Essays (1925), etc.] and of the gospel hymn “The World is Confused – But not Lost.”  Mrs. Anderson compiled gospel songbooks [Songs of the New Crusade (1927)] and provided musical support for her husband’s evangelistic crusades.



 

ANDERSON, RICHARD

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2003-05           Upper Butternut – Wharton Valley

2005-10           Plymouth NY

 

Note: Richard Anderson served as a local preacher.



 

ANDREWS, ARTHUR H.

 

Born: 7-1-1927                                                            married: Ruth J. Allen

Died:                                                                           obit: [45/1927 – ]

 

1948    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1948    ordained deacon

1950    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1947-48           Tobyhanna, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

1948-49           student

1949-51           Center Moreland

1951-54           Montdale

1954-57           Great Bend – Hallstead

1957-61           Vestal Center

1961-66           Niommonsburg

1966-69           Milford

1969-70           sabbatical

1970                retired

                            1999-01  chaplain, Elizabeth Church Manor (ending 9/1/2001)

                            2010       charter member of Upper New York Conference

 

Note: Some records give this name as H. ARTHUR ANDREWS.



 

ANDREWS, CLARENCE LESTER

 

Born: 1-16-1902  Broome County NY                       married: Gertrude Fairbanks White

Died: 9-23-1968  Heart Lake PA                               obit: Wyoming Conference 2009, 223

 

1930    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1969, 249

 

1927-30           Litchfield

1930-32           Castle Creek

1932-38           Camptown

1938-41           West Nanticoke

1941-43           Wyoming

1943-46           Montrose

1946-49           Cooperstown

1949-51           Mountaintop

1951-57           Duryea

1957-60           Providence

1960-65           Luzerne

1965-67           Oxford

1967                retired


 

ANDREWS, GEORGE CLINTON

 

Born: 9-30-1840  Salem PA                                        married: Mrs. Maria Westfall
Died: 7-12-1879  Franklin Forks PA                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1913, 120

 

1863    quarterly conference license, Beach Pond

1873    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

Interment: Salem Cemetery, Hamlin PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1880, 34

 

1864-67           student, Wyoming Seminary

1867-68           Herrick Center

1868-69           located

1869-70           Oregon

1870-73           Lackawaxen

1873-75           Pleasant Valley

1875-76           Osborne Hollow

1876-78           Triangle

1878-79           Union Center

1879                located

 

Note: A brief biography of George Clinton Andrews appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 148.  Mrs. Andrews is the widow of local preacher John Westfall.



 

ANDREWS, HOWARD ASTON

 

Born: 7-22-1915  Kingston PA                                   married: Elizabeth E. Kneeland

Died: 4-8-1999  Fitchburg MA                                   obit:

 

1940    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Center Cemetery, Sheffield MA

Obit:

 

1940-42           student

1942                discontinued

                        (denomination unknown – probably Congregational [UCC])

                        Stow

                        Swampscott

                        Andover

                        Princeton

                        Berlin

                        chaplain, US Army and Air Force

                        retired

                            Littleton

                            Webster

                            Sterling

                            Harvard

                            Leominster

 

Note: Howard A. Aston graduated from Haverford College (1937) in  Haverford PA and Andover-Newton Theological Seminary in Newton Centre MA.


 

ANDREWS, VIKI S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2007-10           Berkshire

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference

 


 

ANDREWS, WESLEY ILONE

 

Born: 9-17-1877  West Exeter NY                             married: Bertha A. Darling

Died: 12-1-1952  Waverly NY                                   obit: Wyoming Conference 1959, 1180

 

1903    admitted on trial, Northern New York Conference

 

Interment: Salisbury Center NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1953, 1455

 

1903-04           Salisburg Centre

1904-07           Hammond

1907-08           Trenton

1908-11           Rock River

1911                transfer to Austin Conference

1911-12           Dallas TX Mallalieu

1912                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1912-16           Great Bend – Hallstead

1916-22           Athens

1922-26           Endicott Central

1926-29           Carbondale

1929-35           superintendent, Oneonta District

1935-39           Carbondale

1939-43           Newark Valley

1943                retired



 

ANDREWS, WILLIAM WINTON

 

Born: 2-19-1830  Morris NY                                      married: Mary S. Thompson

Died: 3-24-1908  Athens PA                                      obit: Wyoming Conference 1907, 116

 

1855    exhorter’s license

1856    local preacher’s license

1858    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment: Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1908, 127

 

1858-60           McDonough

1860-62           Preston

1862-64           New Berlin NY

1864-66           Mount Upton

1866-69           on leave

1867-70           Afton

1869                transfer to Wyoming Conference by boundary change

1869-70           Afton

1870-72           Windsor

1872-73           Thompson

1873-75           North Barton

1875-76           Ellistown

1876-84           on leave

1884                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of William W. Andrews appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 273.



 

ANDROS, MARVIN C.

 

Born: 8-9-1922                                                            married: Marilyn _____

Died: 7-17-2000                                                          obit: [5/23/1928 – ]

 

1952    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1954    ordained deacon, Minnesota Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Minnesota Conference 2001, 245

 

1952-54           Clifford

1954                transfer to Minnesota Conference

1954-59           Atwater – Rosendale

1959-63           Slayton – Lake Wilson

1963-70           Dodge Center

1970-74           Hastings

1974-77           Olivia Emanuel – Osceola

1977-82           Aitkin Pine Lake

1982-83           Pinelake

1983-87           Long Prairie

1987                retired


 

ANGEL, JOSEPH R.

 

Born: 6-5-1830  Philadelphia PA                                married: Mary H. Stone
Died: 2-11-1898  Maine NY                                       obit: Wyoming Conference 1915, 100

 

1871    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference       

Interment:  Windham PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1898, 91

 

1871-72           Herrick Center

1872-75           Damascus

1875-77           Windham

1877-80           Le Raysville

1880-83           Camptown

1883-86           Meshoppen

1886-89           Newton

1889-91           Lackawanna

1891-93           Nicholson

1893-95           Dalton

1895-97           Vestal

1897-98           Maine

 

Note: A brief biography of Joseph R. Angel appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 149.



 

AQUARONE, DAVID

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

?          license, Presbyterian Church

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1905                “transfer” to Genesee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1905-11           Rochester Italian Mission

1911                transfer Northern New York Conference

1911-16           Utica Italian Mission

1916                transfer to Erie Conference

1916-18           New Castle Italian Mission

1918                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1918-20           Wilkes-Barre Italian Mission

1920                transfer to New England Southern Conference



 

ARMLIN, LEONARD D.

 

Born: 5-13-1877 Schoharis County NY                     married: Elda Coons

Died: 11-22-1936                                                        obit: [12/12/1881 – 1/1/1947]

 

1913    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Middleburg NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1937, 144

 

1913-16           Heart Lake

1916-18           Chenango Bridge

1918-20           Ogden

1920-21           supervisor, Children’s Home farm

1921-22           Ogden

1922-23           Ouaquaga

1923-24           Great Bend

1924-26           Apalachin – Little Meadows

1926-28           associate, Endicott First

1928-29           Unadilla

1929-30           Endicott St. Paul’s

1930-33           Philanthropic Finance Inc.

1933-35           Choconut Center – Westover

1935                retired

 

Note: Mrs. Armlin is credited in General Board of Pensions records for serving in the ministry with her husband for six years, 1913-19.


 

ARMSTRONG, EDMUND VALENTINE

 

Born: 2-3-1837  Albany NY                                       married: Nettie Raymond

Died: 1-16-1915                                                          obit: Michigan Conference 1916, 98

 

1876    exhorter’s license

1876    local preacher’s license

1877    admitted on trial, Michigan Conference

1879    ordained deacon, Michigan Conference

1881    ordained elder, Michigan Conference

 

Interment: Mountain Home Cemetery, Kalamazoo MI

Obit: Michigan Conference 1915, 587

 

1876-79           Byron Center

1879-81           Sparta

1881-83           Grand Haven

1883-86           Bloomingdale

1886-89           Mendon

1889-91           Kalamazoo

1891-94           St. Joseph

1894-96           Union City

1896                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1896-01           Forty Fort

1901-04           Marathon

1904                transfer to Michigan Conference, page 71

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Edmund V. Armstrong appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 273.



 

ARMSTRONG, OLIVER H.P.

 

Born: 10-12-1856  Nicholson PA                               married: Eliza Crow

Died: 12-19-1934                                                        obit: [d 3/28/1925]

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Laura Phillips [1/30/1927]

?          license                                                             obit2: [d. 5/d/1934]

1896    ordained local deacon

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1935, 639

 

1892-94           Rome

1894-99           North Tioga

1902-03           Campville

                        Speedsville

                        South Danby

1904-05           Hale’s Eddy (ending 5/1905)

1914-15           Little Meadows

1915-18           Flemingville

1918-20           Barton (ending 11/1920)

                        Danby

1925-26           Hickory Gove

                        Slaterville

 

Note: Oliver H.P. Armstrong served as a local elder and hence his service record is not well-documented.  He is reported to have served in that capacity in the New York Conference for ten years.



 

ARNOLD, ANDREW J.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1864    admitted on trial, recommended by Auburn

1866    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1864-65           Auburn

1865-66           Skinner’s Eddy

1875                located



 

ARNOLD, CALVIN V.

 

Born: 11-11-1822  Bradford County PA                   married: Content B. Buffington
Died: 7-25-1900  Binghamton NY                             obit: Wyoming Conference 1896, 102

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Nancy Tingley

1848    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference            obit2:

1854    ordained elder            

Interment: Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1901, 99

 

1848-49           Windsor
1849-50           Conklin
1850-52           Lanesboro

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference
1852-53           Vestal
1853-55           Salem
1855-57           Mount Pleasant
1857-58           Sanford
1858-59           located
1859-60           Shepherd’s Creek
1860-62           Candor
1862-64           Newark
1864-66           Hawley
1866-68           Mount Pleasant
1868-69           Nicholson
1869-70           Brooklyn        
1870-73           Hawleyton
1873-76           Castle Creek
1876-77           New Milford
1877-80           Maine
1880-81           Vestal
1881-83           Kirkwood
1883-86           McDonough
1886-88           Gilbertsville
1888-91           Osborne Hollow and Port Crane

1891-93           Westford

1893                retired

 

Note: A brief biography of Calvin V. Arnold appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 150.



 

ARNOLD, WILLIAM BUFFINGTON

 

Born: 7-20-1885                                                          married: Annette Henwood

Died: 11-11-1965  NY                                                obit: Genesee Conference 1942, 462

 

1911    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Western New York Conference 1966, 819

 

1911-12           Foster

1912-13           Lackawaxen

1913-16           Skinner’s Eddy

1916-20           Mehoopany

1920-22           on leave

1922                transfer to Genesee Conference



 

ASHMALL, ROY V.W.

 

Born: 3-3-1908  Yonkers NY                                     married: Emma J. Fox

Died: 4-15-1974                                                          obit:

 

1947    license, Basptist Church

1960    ordained, Baptist Church

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1974, 284

 

1947-60           part-time pulpit supply and inner-city ministry in NYC

1960-65           Georgetown

1965-66           Sherburne  Village Baptist Church

1966                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Church

1966-72           Westover

1972-74           Center Moreland


 

ATTENBOROUGH, ALBERT ALLEN JR

 

Born: 4-28-1925  Lackawanna County PA                married: Carolyn _____

Died: 3-28-2005                                                          obit:

 

1950    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1953    ordained, Episcopal Church

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference

 

1950-52           student, Temple University in Philadelphia PA

1952                discontinued, page 956

 

Note: Albert A. Attenborough served Episcopal churches in Pennsylvania and New Jersey before serving for 27 years as chaplain and team leader in New York state at the Rockland Psychiatric Center.  His 1961 Temple University STD thesis is titled “A Comparison of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola with Modern Psychiatry.”


 

AULT, JAMES MASE

 

Born: 8-24-1918  Sayre PA                                        married: Dorothy M. Barnhart

Died: 9-21-2008                                                          obit: [5/16/1924 – ]

 

1950    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1951    ordained deacon, Northern New Jersey Conference

1952    ordained elder, Northern New Jersey Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 2009, 224

 

1945-49           student, Colgate University in Syracuse NY

                            1946-48  Preston

                            1948-49  McDonough

1949-50           student, Union Theological Seminary

1950                transfer to Northern New Jersey Conference

1950-51           student, Union Theological Seminary

1951-53           East Rutherford – Carlton

1953-58           Leonia

1958                transfer to Southern New England Conference

1958-61           Pittsfield First

1961                transfer to Northern New Jersey Conference

1961-69           dean of students, Union Seminary

1969-72           dean, Drew University

1972-80           bishop, Philadelphia Area

1980-88           bishop, Pittsburgh Area

1988                retired


 

AUSTIN, ANDREW ORTHELLO

 

Born: 11-9-1864  Brookfield NY                               married: Frances B. Sprague

Died: 7-18-1933                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1936, 855

 

1894    local preacher’s license

1898    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1898    ordained deacon

1900    ordained elder

 

Interment: West Edmeston NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1934, 390

 

1898-01           Union Center

1901-03           Foster

1903-10           Chenango Bridge

1910-16           Oxford

1916-18           Uniondale

1918-20           leave of absence

1920-22           Whitney’s Point

1922-25           Kirkwood

1925                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Andrew O. Austin appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 274.



 

AUSTIN, ISAAC      

 

Born: 8-28-1828  Luzerne County PA                       married: Barbara Benscoter
Died: 3-15-1883  near Muhlenburg PA                      obit: Wyoming Conference 1900, 118

 

1854    exhorter’s license

1857    quarterly conference license   

1865    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference, recommended by Lackawanna

Interment: Benscoter Cemetery, Muhlenburg PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1883, 47

 

1865-66           Lackawanna

1867-69           Northmoreland

1869-72           Newton

1872-75           Lehman

1875-78           Carverton

1878-80           Northmoreland

1880                retired

 

Note: Isaac Austin is an uncle to John R. Austin.  A brief biography of Isaac Austin appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 151.



 

AUSTIN, JOHN L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2003-07           Litchfield

2007-10           Litchfield and Lounsberry

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference



 

AUSTIN, JOHN READER

 

Born: 2-1-1873  Muhlenberg PA                                married: Phene VanBuren

Died: 8-29-1957                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1984, 206

 

1894    exhorter’s license

1895    local preacher’s license

1901    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Lakeview Cemetery, Ithaca NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1958, 874

 

1899-01           Scranton Ash Street and Nay Aug

1901-03           Scranton Ash Street

1903-05           Laurens

1905-07           Oakland

1907-08           Maple Grove

1908-10           Center Moreland

1910-13           Lehman

1913-15           Wilkes-Barre Bennett Memorial

1915-17           Wilkes-Barre Firwood

1917-22           Trucksville

1922-23           Dalton

1923-24           Newton

1924-27           Binghamton Oak Street

1927-29           Whitney Point

1929-30           Hawley – White Mills

1930-34           Thompson

1934-38           Hopbottom

1938                retired

 

Note: John R. Austin is a nephew to Isaac Austin.  A biographical sketch of John R. Austin appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 274.



 

AUSTIN, ROBERT EUGENE

 

Born: 7-19-1876  Oxford NY                                     married: Mabel Mae Lewis

Died: 8-6-1961                                                            obit: Wyoming Conference 1941, 164

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Linn A. Maples

1909    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference        obit2: Wyoming Conference1950, 542

 

Interment: Milford Cemetery, Milford NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1962, 220

 

1908-10           Decatur

1910-14           Harpursville – Nineveh

1914-17           Laurens – Oneonta Plains

1917-18           Wells Bridge

1918-22           Edmeston

1922-27           Sherburne

1927-29           Windsor

1929-35           Milford

1935-37           New Berlin NY

1937-40           Hartwick

1940                retired

 

Note: The second Mrs. Austin was born Anna Blanch Smith.



 

AUSTIN, SAMUEL JAY

 

Born: 1847  South Danby NY                                    married: Martha Long

Died: 4-23-1914                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1936, 856

 

1870    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Hopfer Cemetery, Wallsville PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1914, 111

 

1870-71           Scranton Hyde Park

1871-73           North Abington

1873-75           Clark's Green

1875-77           Moscow

1877-80           Nicholson

1880-83           Union

1883-85           Waverly and Clark's Green

1885-88           Dallas

1888-90           Parsons

1890-91           on leave

1891-96           Glenwood

1896-97           Wallsville

1897-98           on leave

1898-99           chaplain, Hillside Home

1899                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Samuel J. Austin appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 271.



 

AVERY, HENRY THOMAS

 

Born: 7-28-1819  Groton CT                                      married: Mary Ann Avery [4/16/1844]

Died: 9-4-1891  Scott County AR                             obit: [9/11/1801 – 4/14/1867]

                                                                                    married2: Lucy Ann Wagner [1/1/1868]

1852    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference        obit2: [10/1/1844 - ?]

1857    ordained elder, Genesee Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1852-53           Broome

1853-54           Vestal

1854-55           Flemingville NY

1855-56           Colly (Sullivan County PA)

1856                transfer to East Genesee Conference

1856-58           Loyalsock

1858-60           Canton

1860                located

 

Note: Henry T. Avery moved to Iowa, where there is no record that he served as a pastor.



 

AVERY, ORLU D.

 

Born: 3-15-1882                                                          married: Mary E. Passage

Died: 7-21-1953                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1969, 253

 

1928    license

1941    ordained local elder

 

Interment: Lockwood NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1954, 1756

 

1928-30           Maple Lake

1930-34           West Nicholson

1934-36           (not appointed)

1936-45           Lockwood

1945-46           (not appointed)

1946-50           Plymouth NY

1950                retired

 

Note: Orlu D. Avery is the father of Ruth Bertha Avery Kellerman, wife of Robert P. Kellerman.  He served as a local preacher.

 


 

AYLESWORTH, ALLYSON

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2009-10           Whittemore Hill

 

Note: Allyson Aylesworth served as a local preacher.