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BABCOCK, CHARLES W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1873    admitted on trial, Western New York Conference

1885    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1873-74           Centerville

1874-75           Centerville and Eagle

1875-76           Andover

1876                no longer listed

1885-86           Edmeston

1886-88           Choconut Center

1888-91           McDonough

1891-95           Middlefield

1895-96           Wells Bridge

1896-99           New Milford

1899-01           on leave

1901                located

 

Note: The above records may represent two different persons named Charles W. Babcock.



 

BACKUS, ALFRED

 

Born: 5-4-1877  Huntingdon, England                       married: Lillian Deamer

Died: 11-20-1965  Binghamton NY                           obit: Wyoming Conference 1948, 1019

                                                                                    married2: Ethel Jane Arnold

                                                                                    obit2: Wyoming Conference 1978, 232

?          admitted on trial, Wesleyan Connexion of British Methodism

1907    admitted on trial, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Chenango Valley Cemetery, Binghamton

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1966, 254

 

                                   

1906-07           Change Islands, Newfoundland

1907                “transfer” to West Virginia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1907-08           Barrackville

1908-09           Bomont

1909-10           Pine Grove

1910-13           Ripley

1913-16           Hartford

1916-17           Point Pleasant

1917-20           Sutton

1920-21           Rowlesburg

1921-22           sabbatical

1922-23           Bellington

1923-24           on leave

1924                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1924-26           Smyrna

1926-28           Mill City

1928-29           Maple Grove

1929-30           Scranton Bradley Memorial

1930-31           Hamlin

1931-33           Hop Bottom – Brooklyn

1933-36           Berkshire

1936-40           Sidney Center

1940-42           Sanitaria Springs

1942                retired

                             1949-51  Evans Falls



 

BAILEY, JUDSON N.

 

Born: 11-30-1868  Chinchilla PA                               married: Addie M. Tingley

Died: 2-10-1941                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1916, 117

                                                                                    married2: Kathryn Ace

1890    local preacher’s license                                    obit2: Wyoming Conference 1969, 254

1897    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference; recommended by Waverly PA

 

Interment: Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1941, 152

 

1897-99           Centermoreland

1899-02           Moosic

1902                transfer to Colorado Conference

1902-03           Denver Merritt Memorial

1903                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1903-05           Askam

1905-06           Scranton St. Paul’s

1906-08           associate, Scranton Elm Park

1908-12           Plains

1912-14           Endicott

1914-17           Nicholson

1917-18           Taylor

1918-20           Wilkes-Barre Derr Memorial

1920-25           Luzerne

1925-29           Dallas

1929-31           Moscow

1931-36           Carverton

1936                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Judson N. Bailey appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 275.  General Board of Pensions records list the date of death as 2/13/1941.



 

BAILEY, NELSON M.

 

Born: 7-?-1829  Thompson CT                                   married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1859    admitted on trial, New Hampshire Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Rye

Raymond

Henniker

Marlow

Amesbury

Great Falls

East Salisbury

1873-75           Claremont

1875-76           Portsmouth

1876-78           Lancaster

1878-79           Tilton

1879-81           Sanbornton

1881-82           on leave

1882-84           Hopkinton

1884-85           on leave

1885                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1885-86           Lehman

1886                transfer to New Hampshire Conference

1886-87           ?

1887                withdrew

                        joined the Congregational Church

1888-89           Ossipee

1889-92           Beechwood

1892-93           ?

1893-01           Wells Beach

1901-02           ?

1902-04           South Killingly



 

BAILEY, VOLNEY A.

 

Born: c1860  NY                                                        married: Anna Harned [10/24/1883]
Died: 1-4-1891  Castle Creek NY                              obit: [11/1863 – 9/1892]

 

Interment: Mt. Vision NY
Obit: [Wyoming Conference 1891, 15]

 

1890-91           Castle Creek (9/1890-1/1891)

 

Note: Volney A. Bailey appears to have been a local preacher, but is otherwise unknown.  He served Castle Creek as reported in the 1891 journal, page 15.  Mrs. Bailey was a daughter of Henderson G. Harned.


 

BAILEY, WILLIAM H.       

 

Born: 5-1-1861  Summit NY                                      married:
Died: 4-7-1890  Union Center NY                             obit:

 

1881    exhorter’s license       
1884    quarterly conference license

1886    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Upper East Worcester Cemetery, Union Center NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1891, 78

 

1886-88           Harford

1888-90           Union Center

 

Note: A brief biography of William H. Bailey appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 152.



 

BAIRD, JOSEPH

 

Born: 5-?-1850  Monagham County, Ireland married: Hattie Coe

Died: 6-2-1912                                                            obit: [d. 12/2/192]

 

1874    admitted on trial, Northern New York Conference

 

Interment: Southampton NY

Obit: New York East Conference 1913, 114

 

                        Middleville NY

1884                transfer to New York East Conference

                        Milford CT

                        New York City Willis Avenue

                        New Haven George Street

                        Sag Harbor and East Hampton

1901-02           Worcester, Wyoming Conference

1902                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1902-04           Worcester

1904-08           on leave

1908                transfer to New York East Conference

1909                on leave for health reasons

 

Note: Joseph Baird is the father of George Adelbert Baird (1884-1955) of the New York Conference.  A biographical sketch of Joseph Baird appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 276.



 

BAKER, CHARLES F.

 

Born: 10-7-1903  Bainbridge NY                               married: Lillian E. Dufford

Died: 6-3-1969  Binghamton NY                               obit: Wyoming Conference 1984, 206

 

Interment: Warn-Ten Broeck Cemetery, Brisben NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1970, 247

 

1952-53           McDonough

1953-55           Preston – McDonough

1968-69           McDonough

 

Note: Charles F. Baker is the father of Richard Baker.  He served the above appointments in the Wyoming Conference as a local preacher.  He reportedly served 12 years in the Troy Conference and 16 years with the Reformed Methodist Church.  The “obituary” of Mrs. Baker is simply a belated announcement of her death; her dates are 1904-1981.



 

BAKER, DONALD HALE

 

Born: 1926                                                                  married: Diane Floyd

Died: 3-10-2013  Ridgefield CT                                obit:

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Edith Yake

1958    ordained, American Baptist Convention        obit2:

 

Interment:                                                                  

Obit:

 

                        Center Street Baptist, Jamaica Plain MA

                        First Congregational Church, Fryburg ME

1978-87           Maine Federated (Wyoming Conference)

1987-94           Ridgebury Congregational Church, Ridgefield CT

1994                retired

                             visitation pastor, Brookfield UCC

 

Note: Donald H. Baker served this federated congregation in the Wyoming Conference as a pastor in the United Church of Christ.  He is the author of the 1962 book Psychology of Prayer and was a member of the Connecticut Conference UCC at the time of his death.


 

BAKER, JAMES ALBERT

 

Born: 9-4-1935                                                            married: Ruth Yvonne _____

Died:                                                                           obit: [4/11/1938 - ]

 

1961    local preacher’s license

1962    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1964    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1961-64           Mehoopany (beginning 5/14/1961)

1965-69           Avoca

1969-72           associate, Binghamton Tabernacle

1972-86           Forty Fort

1986-93           Endicott Central

1993-00           superintendent, Wilkes-Barre District

2000                retired

                            2006  West Pittston (Feb – June)

                            2010  transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

BAKER, RICHARD CHARLES

 

Born: 12-13-1936  Binghamton NY                           married: Marie Carolyn Pacey

Died: 10-1-2011                                                          obit: [6/24/1939 – 11/13/3004]

 

1969    license, Wyoming Conference

1970    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1972    ordained deacon, Western Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: PLEASANT Hill Cemetery, Glasgow PA

Obit:

 

1969-71           Lake Como

1971                transfer to Western Pennsylvania Conference

1971-76           Glasgow Larger Parish

1976-79           Midway

1979-82           Grand Valley (ending 12/31/1981)

1982                Evans Memorial (1/1/1982 – 6/30/1982)

1982                Pittsfield (7/1/1982 – 12/31/1982)

1983                withdrew (1/1/1983)

 

Note: Richard Baker is the son of Charles F. Baker.  He was living in Van Ormer PA at the time of his death.



 

BALDWIN, EMORY ABEL

 

Born: 3-22-1853                                                          married:

Died: 1-3-1941                                                            obit:

 

1874    exhorter’s license, Ortega

1875    local preacher’s license

1880    admitted on trial

1882    ordained deacon

1884    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Michigan Conference 1941, 885

 

1880-81           North Norwich

1881-83           Willett

1883-84           Onaquaga

1884-86           Sanford

1886-89           Sidney Centre

1889                transfer to Central New York Conference

1889-92           East Canton PA



 

BALDWIN, HELEN M. GORHAM

 

Born: 7-30-1839  Guilford NY                                   married: Stephen Livingston Baldwin

Died:  3-16-1861  at sea                                              obit: Newark Conference 1903, 95

 

missionary

 

Interment: “the cemetery on the west bank of the Cehnango,” Binghamton NY

Obit:

 

1858-61           missionary to China

 

Note: Helen “Nellie” Baldwin is the daughter of Barlow W. Gorham.



 

BALDWIN, JULIUS AUGUSTUS

 

Born: 11-20-1814  Woodbury CT                              married: Thomasine Spry [5/21/1857]

Died: 11-26-1900  Dover NJ                                      obit: [6/14/1835 – 6/9/1885]

 

1855    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1858    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1855-56           Cherry Ridge

1856-57           Bethany

1857-58           Stoddartsville

1858                located

 

Note: Julius A. Baldwin received an MD from the University of Maryland in 1849 and practiced medicine full-time after leaving the ministry.


 

BANCROFT, GEORGE C.

 

Born: 5-20-1814  Cape May NJ                                  married: Henrietta Ash

Died: 6-9-1890 Ocean Grove NJ                                obit:

                                                                                    married2: Carolyn J. Orton

1839    admitted on trial, New York Conference       obit2:

1843    ordained deacon

1845    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Troy Conference 1891, 97

 

1837-39           local preacher, New York Conference

1839-41           Westport

1841-42           Sugar Loaf

1842-43           West Point

1843-45           Pawlings

1845-46           Norfolk

Millersville MD

Stockbridge

Windham

Saugerties circuit

Colchester

1853                transfer to Providence Conference

1853-55           Portsmouth

1855-57           Woonsocket

1857-59           on leave

1859-60           Chesterton, Troy Conference

1860                “re-admitted” to Wyoming Conference as an elder

1860-62           Scranton

1862-64           on leave

1864                located

1864                “transfer” to Troy Conference

1864                transfer to Vermont Conference by boundary change

1864-65           Leicester

1865-66           Salisbury

1866-68           Bristol

1868-70           Vergennes

1870-71           Ferrisburg

1871                transfer to Troy Conference by boundary change

1871                Ferrisburg

1872-74           Stamford

1874-77           Troy Third Street

1877                retired

 

Note: While located 1857-59, George C. Bancroft edited a newspaper in Boston ans did religious work with seaman.  He is the father of “Methodist deaconess leader” Jane Marie Bancroft Robinson (1847-1932).



 

BARGAINNIER, DOROTHY A.

 

Born: 1-31-1939                                                          married: Roger B. Bargainnier [6/26/1975]

Died:                                                                           obit: [6/29/1936 – ]

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1984-1985       Lockwood (beginning 1/1/1984 and ending 10/6/1985)

 

Note: Dorothy A. Bargainnier served as a local preacher.  The family appears to have retired to the Ashville NC area.


 

BARKER, ABEL GUNN

 

Born: 9-17-1811  Kingston PA                                   married:
Died: 9-24-1886  Wyoming PA                                  obit:

                                                                                    married2: Phoebe Ann Brown

1836    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference            obit2: [d. 8/5/1883]

Interment: Forty Fort Cemetery, Forty Fort PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1887, 71

 

1836-37           Canaan

1837-38           Pittston

1838-40           Skinner’s Eddy

1840-42           Newfield

1842-43           Candor

1843-45           Binghamton

1845-47           Honesdale

1847-52           on leave for health reasons

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-61           on leave

    1852-55  Bethany

    1855-56  Honesdale

    1856-61  Carbondale

1861                retired

           

 

Note: Abel Barker is a brother of Thomas B. Barker.  A brief biography of Abel Barker appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 153.



 

BARKER, ELBERT ELLINGTON, JR.

 

Born: 7-4-1876  Durhamville NY                               married: Laura Jane Marshall [8/5/1903]

Died:                                                                           obit: [4/16/1872 - ?]

 

1897    exhorter’s license, Oneida

1897    local preacher’s license

1900    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1901    ordained deacon

1903    ordained elder [see 1904, 34]

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1896-99           student, Syracuse University

1899-01           Heart Lake

1901-04           North Norwich

1904-07           Davenport

1907-11           Wyalusing

1911-12           Falls

1912-13           Waverly PA

1913                withdrew, page 63

1914-15           Navarino, Central New York Conference

1915                “transfer” to Central New York Conference [see CNY Conference 1915, 59]

1915-16           Navarino

1916-17           East Syracuse

1917-20           superintendent, Anti-Saloon League

1920                located

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Elbert E. Barker appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 276.



 

BARKER, THOMAS B.

 

Born: 4-24-1828                                                          married:
Died: 4-26-1898                                                          obit:

Interment:
Obit:

 

                        Episcopal Church

1896                transfer to Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

 

Note: Thomas B. Barker is a brother to Abel Barker. Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference states he was “for many years a minister in the Protestant Episcopal Church, who within a few years before his death united with the Elm Park Church of Scranton, and whose orders were recognized by the Conference of 1896.”



 

BARNARD, MARILYN

 

Born: 11-22-1936                                                        married: Ray Foster Barnard

Died:                                                                           obit: [12/26/1935 – ]

 

1982    local preacher’s license

1993    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1993    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1982-84           Stevens Point (beginning 9/1982 and ending 10/1984)

1984-89           Hop Bottom (beginning 10/1984)

1989-98           Dalton

1998-03           Maine Federated

2003                retired

                            2010  transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

BARNER, SILAS

 

Born: 8-28-1807  Cobleskill NY                                 married: Harriet N. Clagett
Died: 4-23-1886  Rome PA                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1889, 84

 

1831    quarterly conference license, Sharon circuit
1845    ordained local deacon

1855    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Bumptown Cemetery, Rome PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1887,67

 

1853-54           Litchfield

1854-55           LeRaysville

1855-56           Rome

1856-58           Dundaff and Glenwood

1858-60           Beach Pond

1860-62           Sanboro          

1862-63           Damascus

1863-65           Lanesboro

1865-67           Page Brook

1867-70           Harpursville

1870-73           Orwell

1873                retired

 

Note: Silas Barner is the father of Mary A. Barner Jewell, wife of Charles H. Jewell.  A brief biography of Silas Barner appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 133.



 

BARNES, DAYTON CURTIS

 

Born: 9-14-1834  Bradford County PA                     married: Sarah Elmina Woodruff

Died: 5-13-1919                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1930, 358

 

1857    exhorter’s license

1869    local preacher’s license, Wyalusing

1873    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Association Cemetery, Brooklyn PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1920, 111

 

1872-73           Wyalusing

1873-74           Nicholson

1874-76           Gibson and Harford

1876-79           Factoryville

1879-80           Orwell

1880-81           Mount Upton

1881-84           New Berlin NY

1884-87           Little Meadows

1887-90           Vestal

1890-91           Marathon

1891-93           Brooklyn

1893-95           Auburn

1895-98           Falls

1898-00           Lanesboro

1900-01           on leave

1901-03           Conference Evangelist

1903               retired

 

Note: Dayton C. Barnes is the son of Jeremiah C. Barnes and a brother to Newton W. Barnes.  A biographical sketch of Dayton C. Barnes appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 277.



 

BARNES, JEREMIAH C.

 

Born: 1811 MA                                                           married: Lucy Wickizer

Died: c1868                                                                obit: [9/4/1809 – c1885]

 

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1858-59           Wyalusing

 

Note: Jeremiah C. Barnes is the father of Dayton C. Barnes and Newton Barnes.  He served as an active local pastor.


 

BARNES, KENNETH E.

 

Born: 9-7-1945                                                            married: Evalena _____

Died:                                                                           obit: [8/12/1938 – ]

 

1974    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1974    ordained deacon

1977    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1974-76           associate, Endwell

1976-78           Peckville

1978-80           Throop

1980-83           Nainbridge

1983-89           Sherburne

1989-93           Hawleyton

1993-00           Oxford

2000                Oneonta Elm Park (ending 10/2000)

2000-04           on leave (beginning 10/2000)

2004                retired

                            2010  transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 


 

BARNES, NEWTON W.

 

Born: 5-6-1848  East Herrick PA                               married: Mrs. Lois Fuller Vaughn

Died: 8-9-1922                                                            obit: [d. 1/2/1890]

                                                                                    married2: Gettie Wells

1877    local preacher’s license                                    obit2: Wyoming Conference 1915, 102

1886    ordained local deacon

1893    ordained local elder

1909    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Camptown PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1923, 131

 

                        Standing Stone

                        East Herrick

1884-87           Tioga Centre

1887-90           Apalachin

1890-91           Tioga Centre

1891-93           Flemingville

1893-96           Hornbrook

1896-99           Tioga Centre

1899-02           Rome

1902-03           Lockwood

1903-07           Orwell

1907-08           Barton

1908-11           Little Meadows

1911-12           Spencer

1912-15           Berkshire

1915-18           Choconut Center

1918-19           Kirkwood

1919-20           Little Meadows

1920-22           Flemingville

1922                Ogden

 

Note: Newton W. Barnes is the son of Jeremiah C. Barnes and a brother to Dayton C. Barnes.  He served as a local preacher for 25 years until admitted on trial as an itinerant in 1909; accordingly, some of his early service is not well-documented.



 

BARON, SARA E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2005    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

2009    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2005-06           student

2006-10           Morris

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference

 


 

BARROWS, A.W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1881                withdrew



 

BARTER, SAMUEL SANBORN

 

Born: 5-18-1819  London NH                                    married: Althea Hoadley

Died: 10-12-1891                                                        obit: Central New York Conference1886, 102

 

1848    exhorter’s license, Smithville

1850    local preacher’s license

1851    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

1853    ordained deacon

1855    ordained elder

 

Interment: Ovid Cemetery, Ovid NY

Obit: Central New York Conference 1892, 106

 

1850-51           Hawleyton

1851-52           Brooklyn

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-54           Dundaff

1854-55           Bethany

1855-57           Montrose

1857-59           Abington [Waverly]

1859-61           Lackawanna [Scranton]

1861-62           Great Bend

1862-64           Union

1864-65           Van Ettenville

1865                transfer to Central Ohio Conference

1865-66           Quincy

1866-67           Richwood

1867-69           Defiance

1860-71           Toledo Lagrange Street

1871-73           superintendent, East Toledo District

1873-75           Toledo Monroe Street

1875-76           Delta

1876-78           on leave

1878                transfer to Genesee Conference

1878-80           Italy

1880                transfer to Central New York Conference by boundary change

1880-82           Pultneyville

1882-84           Dryden

1884-86           Ovid

1886-87           Odessa

1887-88           Union Springs

1888-89           Sheldrake

1889-90           Benton Center

1890-91           Hopewell and Flint Creek

1891                on leave



 

BARTHOLOMAY, DONALD W.

 

Born: 10-15-1916                                                                    married: Doris B.  _____ [1938]

Died: 10-17-2006                                                                    obit: [10/2/1916 – 2/?/2009]

 

1956    license, Wyoming Conference

1958    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1958    ordained deacon

1961    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: [none]

 

1956-58           Clifford – Lenoxville (beginning 10/1956)

1958-61           Clifford

1961-64           Forest City

1964-67           Scranton Myrtle Street

1967-78           Sidney (ending 12/1978)

1978-80           Binghamton Fairview (beginning 12/1978)

1980-85           Carbondale

1985                retired


 

BARTHOLOMEW, A.C.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1879                transfer to Nebraska Conference



 

BARTLETT, JAMES EARL

 

Born: 8-?-1886                                                            married: Lola E. Haugh

Died: 9-13-1962                                                          obit: [1894-1973]

 

1918    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Southern California - Arizona Conference 1964, 265

 

1918-20           North Ridge

1920-21           Lackawanna

1921-25           Newfane

1925-26           associate, Buffalo Asbury-Delaware

1926                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1926-29           Plymouth

1929-32           Scranton Simpson

1932-34           Binghamton Fairview

1934-36           Newark Valley

1936-39           Clark’s Green (ending 1/1/1939)

1939                transfer to Peninsula Conference

                        transfer to Southern California – Arizona Conference

1954-57           Los Angeles Moore Memorial

1957                retired



 

BARTLETT, PHILIP

 

Born: 12-?-1811  Kent County, England                   married:
Died: 6-16-1899  Astoria NY                         obit:

                                                                                    married2: Clara Bush

1838    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference            obit2: Wyoming Conference 1904,107
?          ordained, Oneida Conference

 

Interment:  Woodlawn Cemetery, New York NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1900,109

 

1838-40           Westfield

1840-41           Otego

1841-43           Chenango

1843-44           Bainbridge

1844-46           Page Brook

1846-48           Lanesboro

1848-50           Orwell

1850-52           LeRaysville

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-54           Montrose

1854-55           Barton

1855-63           agent, Conference Tract Society

1863-65           Great Bend and New Milford

1865                retired

                             Astoria, Arlington, Bellport, Oyster Bay, Steinway

 

Note: A brief biography of Philip Bartlett appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 154.



 

BARTZ, JAMES MARTIN

 

Born: 4-21-1924  Sidney Center NY                          married: Maxine C. Cronauer

Died: 7-6-2001  Fern Park FL                                    obit: [5/14/1928 – ]

 

Interment: Ouleout Cemetery, Franklin NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 2002, 204

 

1952-54           Mount Upton – Rockdale

1954-57           Afton – North Afton

1957-61           Schenevus – Westford

1961-66           Bainbridge – Union Valley

1966-67           ?

1967-80           high school guidance counselor at Mount Upton and Afton high schools

1980-89           Orlando FL Regional Medical Center

1989                retired

                            1989-99  part-time chaplain, Orlando Regional Medical Center

 

Note: James M. Bartz served in the Wyoming Conference as a local preacher.  The chapel at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Florida is named is named the Chaplain James M. Bartz Memorial Chapel in his memory.  His education includes studies at the Westminster Theological Seminary.


 

BARTZ, WILLIAM E.

 

Born: 1-27-1896  Bronx NY                                       married: Lulu A. Rutenber

Died: 11-1-1990                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 2000, 308

 

1927 local preacher’s license, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Evergreen Hill Cemetery, Unadilla NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1991, 327

 

1927-31           North Fenton

1931-33           Coventry

1933-36           Hawleyton

1936-43           Castle Creek

1943-48           Marathon

1948-51           Lanesboro

1951-565         superintendent, Children’s Home

1955-59           North Fenton

1959-63           New Berlin

1963                retired


 

BASFORD, CALVIN H.

 

Born: c1850  MD                                                        married: Viola L. _____

Died: 8-22-1926  Philadelphia PA                              obit:

 

1876    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Marathon Village Cemetery, Marathon NY

Obit:

 

1876-77           Bentley Springs

1877                no longer listed

                        “transfer” To Wyoming Conference

1880-81           Harford

1881-83           Rush

1883-85           Apalachin

1885-87           Spencer

1887                no longer listed

                        “transfer” to Philadelphia Conference

                        “transfer” to New York Conference

 

Note: Calvin H. Basford served as a local and/or supply pastor in the Wyoming Conference and the Philadelphia Conference and, for a few years before his death, in Sullivan County of the New York Conference.  The tombstone gives the name of Mrs. Basford as Viala.



 

BAUER, PAUL R.

 

Born: 3-4-1947                                                            married: Anne L. _____

Died:                                                                           obit: [8/21/1950 – ]

 

1970    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1976    ordained deacon, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1970-72           student

1972-73           Skinners Eddy

1973-74           student

1974-79           Carverton

1979                transfer to Peninsula Conference

1979-81           Newark

1981-84           Peninsula – McCabe

1984-87           Odessa


 

BAXTER, EDNA MAY

 

Born: 6-30-1890  Nichols NY                                    married: [never married]

Died: 10-16-1985                                                        obit:

 

1916    ordained deaconess

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference

 

Note: Edna May Baxter was the first woman to serve full-time as a teacher of religious education in a theological seminary.  She is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in the Methodist Church, page 72.  Her many achievements in Christian Education include the 1963 book The Beginnings of Our Religion.


 

BEALLA, MICHAEL A.

 

Born: 6-24-1953                                                          married: Bonnie Gail _____

Died:                                                                           obit: [4/22/1957 – ]

 

1980    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1982    ordained deacon

1984    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1975-78           student, Misericordia College

     1975-78  Kunkle

1978-80           student, School of Theology

     1978-80  Alderson – Kunkle

1980-86           Skinners Eddy

1986-88           Factoryville

1988-98           Dallas

1998-03           Endwell (ending 2/28/2003)

2003-08           Trucksville (beginning 3/1/2003)

2008                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

2008-14           director, Connectional Ministries


 

BEANE, EARL ROBERT

 

Born: 1-17-1942                                                          married: Mildred B. _____

Died:                                                                           obit: [5/30/1943 - ]

 

1964    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1964    ordained deacon

1967    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1964-68           student

1968-69           Berkshire

1969-73           associate, Endwell

1973-76           associate, Vestal

1976-06           director of admissions, Boston University School of Theology

2006                retired

                            2010  charter member of Upper New York Conference

 

Note: Earl R. Beane is the son of Roy H. Beane.

 


 

BEANE, FRED G.

 

Born: 5-22-1864  Port Huron MI                                married: Mary Linton

Died: 7-?-1943                                                            obit: [d. 1940]

 

1897    admitted on trial, Detroit Conference

 

Interment: Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference

 

1897-07           conference Evangelist

1907-13           Detroit Conference

                        Capac

                        Peck

1913                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference

Hawleyton

Little Meadows

Union Center

 

Willett

1929-31           Lockwood

1931                retired

 

Note: Fred G. Beane is an uncle to Roy H. Beane.  He served in the Wyoming Conference as a local preacher.


 

BEANE, ROY HAROLD

 

Born: 1-31-1898  Port Huron MI                                married: Beatrice Cooper

Died: 11-24-1974  Wilkes-Barre PA                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1939, 589

                                                                                    married2: Ruth O. Coon

1922    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference        obit2: Wyoming Conference 1973, 289

1928    ordained deacon                                             married3: Janet Stevens

                                                                                    obit3: Wyoming Conference 2005, 192

 

Interment: Vestal Hills Memorial Park, Vestal NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1975, 172

 

1922-23           Laflin

1923-24           Eatonville

1924-32           student

1932-33           Choconut Center – Westville

1933-36           Springville – Dimock

1936-41           Mill City

1941-46           Askam – Sugar Notch

1946-48           Forest City

1948-50           West Nanticoke

1950-54           Skinner’s Eddy

1954-57           CourtdaleLarkesville

1957-60           Plains – Derr

1960-64           Hawley

1964                retired

 

Note: Roy H. Beane is the father of Earl R. Beane and a nephew to Fred G. Beane.



 

BEASLEY-TOPLIFFE, KEITH R.

 

Born: 10-10-1951                                                        married: Carola Beasley

Died:                                                                           obit: [9/22/1951 – ]

 

1976    license, recommended by Brookline MA United Parish

1977    ordained deacon

1980    ordained elder

 

Interment:
Obit:

 

1976-78           Boston University School of Theology

1978-82           McClure NY

1982-86           Pittston

1986                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1986-87           Farragut-Fairfield

1987-90           on leave

1990-95           Saltillo

1995-96           Wiconisco Wesley – Muir Grace

1996-97           student

1997-98           Harrisburg Riverside

1998-99           Upper Room Ministries

1999-03           Harrisburg Fifth Street

2003-04           Forge Hill

2004-05           sabbatical leave

2005-10           Liverpool

 

Note: Carola Beasley-Topliffe is a member of the Susquehanna Conference.


 

BECKER, GEORGE J.

 

Born: 11-28-1880  Amsterdam NY                            married: Louise K. Godfrey

Died: 9-29-1964  Stamford NY                                 obit:

 

1909    ordained, Presbytery of Jersey City

 

Interment: Roxbury Methodist Cemetery, Roxbury NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1965, 241

 

1910                transfer to the Presbytery of Newark

1910-15           Montclair NJ Grace Presbyterian

1915-19           Patterson NJ Lakewiew Presbyterian (beginning 1/27/1915)

1919-               Schoharie NY Federated

                        Bayonne NJ First Reformed (11 years)

1943                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Church          

1943-46           Lanesboro

1946-50           Oxford

1950-52           Hartwick

1952                retired

                             1955-57  Bloomville

 

Note: George J. Becker graduated from Syracuse University (1906) and Columbia University Union Seminary (1909). 


 

BEERS, GEORGE DWIGHT

 

Born: 5-26-1887  Berkshire NY                                 married: Lula Ely

Died: 1-23-1973  Cortland NY                                  obit: Wyoming Conference 1964, 237

 

1945    ordained local deacon

1952    ordained local elder

 

Interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Berkshire NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1973, 281

 

1932-34           Chenango Forks

1938-39           West Chenango

1939-53           Choconut Center

1953-60           Berkshire

1960                retired

 

Note: George D. Beers is the son of George O. Beers.  He served as a local preacher.



 

BEERS, GEORGE OSBORN

 

Born: 11-7-1846  Middlebury CT                               married: Clara Matilda Taylor

Died: 4-7-1931  Johnson City NY                              obit: Wyoming Conference 1911, 108

                                                                                    married2: Clarissa M. Bunnell

1866    exhorter’s license                                            obit2: Wyoming Conference 1931, 577

1867    local preacher’s license

1874    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Berkshire NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1931, 569

 

1873-76           Rush

1875-77           Jenningsville

1877-80           West Nicholson

1880-83           Springville

1883-86           Maine

1886-89           Berkshire

1889-93           Skinner's Eddy

1893-96           Candor

1896-99           Hornbrook and Ghent

1899-04           Le Raysville

1904-08           Gibson and South Gibson

1908-12           Berkshire

1912-14           Franklin Forks

1914-15           Triangle

1915-18           Windham

1918-21           Hawleyton

1921-23           Union Center

1923-24           Castle Creek

1924                retired

 

Note: George O. Beers is the son of Rev. Ebenezer O. Beers of the New York Conference, the father of George D. Beers, and the grandfather of J.G. Easton.  A biographical sketch of George O. Beers appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 277.



 

BEERS, LAURENCE TURNEY

 

Born: 5-24-1915  Walton NY                         married: Florence C. Blackman

Died: 9-19-1980                                                          obit: [6/20/1916 – 8/18/1956]

                                                                                    married2: Mabel Harley

?          ordained, Baptist Church                                obit2:

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference

 

1970                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference of the United Methodist Church

1970-72           Trucksville

1972-76           Wilkes-Barre Firwood (ending 3/30/1976)

1976                withdrew

 

 


 

BELL, GEORGE M.

 

Born: 9-22-1871  Framwellgate Moor, England         married: Nellie Griswold

Died: 12-28-1967  Kingston PA                                 obit: Wyoming Conference 1946, 453

 

1896    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Forty Fort Cemetery, Forty Fort PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1968, 241

 

1895-97           Lackawaxen

1897-01           Narrowsburg

1901-05           Ariel

1905-08           Binghamton Clinton Street

1908-12           Union

1912-16           Athens

1916-22           Kingston

1922-28           superintendent, Wilkes-Barre District

1928-34           Johnson City

1934-41           superintendent, Wilkes-Barre District

1941-44           Dorranceton

1944                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of George M. Bell appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 278.



 

BELLEN, ROSEMARY

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

local preacher’s license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2001-10           Westville

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference



 

BENEDICT, GEORGE BERNARD SR.

                                  

Born: 3-18-1853  Plymouth NY                                 married: Alice Maria Queal (8/17/1881)
Died: 1912/13                                                             obit: Puerto Rico Mission Conf 1906, 55

 

1881    admitted on trial, Detroit Conference

 

Interment: 
Obit: General Minutes spring 1913, 61 [Puerto Rico Mission Conference]

 

1881-83           North Branch

1883-84           Sand Beach

1884-85           Croswell

1885-93           faculty, Wyoming Seminary

                             1892-93  Decatur

1893                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1893-95           missionary, Iquiqui Chile

1895                transfer to South America Conference

 

Note:  Mrs. Benedict is the daughter of William G. Queal.  She was previously married (3/14/1866) to a George Henry Dewey.



 

BENEDICT, HASKELL BYRON

 

Born: 11-21-1858  Schenevus NY                              married: Rebecca Van Zandt

Died: 3-11-1912  Montrose PA                                  obit: Wyoming Conference 1935, 641

 

1884    exhorter’s license, Schenevus

1885    local preacher’s license, Otsego

1886    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Schenevus NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1912, 131

 

1884-85           South Hill

1885-86           Laurens

1886-87           Laurens and Oneonta Plains

1887-91           Sidney

1891-92           Scranton Hampton Street

1892-94           Otego

1894-96           Worcester

1896-98           Unadilla

1898-02           Montrose

1902-04           Owego

1904-12           Montrose

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Haskell B. Benedict appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 279.



 

BENGE, JAMES

 

Born: 1840  Stapleton, England                                 married: Sabra Wakeman

Died: 1-17-1897  Harpursville NY                             obit:

 

1886    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1897, 89

 

1886-88           Wells Bridge

1888                transfer to South America Conference

1888-95           missionary to Iquique, Chile

1895-96           on leave

1896-97           Harpursville, Wyoming Conference

 

Note: James Benge is a cousin to Albert B. Richardson.  He had been a local preacher in England before coming to America in 1886.  The Christian Advocate gives his death date as 1/11/1897.



 

BENJAMIN, CHARLES ALFRED

 

Born: 1-27-1858  Scranton PA                                   married: Minnie Newton Jansen

Died: 12-27-1936                                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1947, 728

                                                                                             Philadelphia Conference 1946, 470

1877    exhorter’s license

1881    local preacher’s license

1881    ordained deacon, Wyoming Conference

1885    ordained elder, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Arlington Cemetery, Lansdown PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1937, 149

          Philadelphia Conference 1937, 173

 

1878-79           Norwich

1879-81           Lisle

1881-83           Whitney's Point

1883-86           Sherburne

1886-90           Schenevus

1890-93           West Pittston

1893-98           Honesdale

1898-99           Jermyn

1899-02           Athens

1902-05           Scranton Asbury

1905                transfer to Philadelphia Conference

1905-06           Philadelphia Christ

1906-10           Philadelphia Eden

1910-11           Allentown Linden Street

1911-15           Philadelphia Emmanuel

1915-16           Philadelphia Mariner’s Bethel

1916-18           Philadelphia Twentieth Street

1918-20           Mahanoy City

1920-22           Philadelphia Pitman

1922-23           Roxboro Emmanuel

1923                retired 

 

Note: Charles A. Benjamin is the father of Clarence J. Benjamin (1883-1969) and of Charles Dow Benjamin (1894-1950), both of the Philadelphia Conference.  A biographical sketch of Charles A. Benjamin appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 280.



 

BENJAMIN, CLARENCE JANSEN

 

Born: 3-24-1883  Lisle NY                             married: Agnes Elvey

Died: 9-13-1969  Hallstead PA                      obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1975, 780

 

1875    local preacher’s license

1881    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Easter Pennsylvania Conference 1970, 387

 

1904-06           Hallstead

1906-07           Glen Moore, Philadelphia Conference

1907                transfer to Philadelphia Conference, page 74

1907-07           Glen Moore

1908-10           East Lansdowne

1910-11           Landenberg and Kemblesville

1911-13           Quarryville

1913-15           Elam and Bethlehem

1915-18           Philadelphia Twenty-Second Street

1918-21           St. Clair

1921-22           Middletown

1922-26           faculty, Wesleyan Seminary int Lima NY

1926-49           on leave

                             faculty, Olney High School in Philadelphia

1949                retired

 

Note: Clarence J. Benjamin is the son of Charles A. Benjamin and a brother to Charles Dow Benjamin (1894-1950) of the Philadelphia Conference. 



 

BENJAMIN, KEITH F.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Julie _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1988    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1988    ordained deacon

1991    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1988-89           student

1989-93           Great Bend (beginning 1/1/1989)

1993-01           Noxen

2001-04           Wilkes-Barre First and Abbott

2004-08           Wilkes-Barre First and Ashley Centenary

2008-10           Carbondale

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference



 

BENNETT, EDGAR L.

 

Born: 1-1-1846  Smyrna NY                                                  married: Latie J. Fradenburgh

Died: 10-2-1898  Smyrna NY                                                obit: Wyoming Conference 1919,145

 

?          license

 

Interment:  Smyrna NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1899,105

 

1875-76           Jackson

1876-79           Chenango

1879-82           Guilford

1882-85           Lisle

1885-86           North Fenton and New Ohio

1886-91           Binghamton Chenango Street

1891-92           Pittston

1892                retired

 

Note: A brief biography of Edgar Bennett appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 155.



 

BENNETT, LUCIEN S.

 

Born: 2-22-1810  Norwich NY                                   married: Selina Miller
Died: 8-3-1851  Wilkes-Barre PA                              obit: Wyoming Conference 1893,88

 

1834    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment: Wilkes-Barre PA
Obit: General Minutes 1852, 151

 

1834-35           Bridgewater

1835-36           Brooklyn

1836-38           Canaan

1838-39           Dundaff

1839-40           Windsor

1840-41           Canaan

1841-42           Bethany

1842-44           Wyoming

1844                retired

                            1847-48  Tunkhannock

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

 

Note: A brief biography of Lucien Bennett appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 156.



 

BENNETT, M.L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1856    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1855-56           Lackawaxen

1856-57           Thompson

1857                no longer listed

 

Note: A Rev. M.L. Bennett served Baptist churches in Chenango County NY: Bainbridge Center 1858-59, Mount Upton 1859-60.



 

BENNINGER, JAMES

 

Born: 1-1-1867  Auburn Center PA                           married: Emily [Emma] V. Colborn

Died: 11-27-1951                                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1963, 234

 

1892    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Garden of Memories, Tampa FL

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1952, 1151

 

1886-90           student, Wyoming Seminary

1890-92           student, Drew Theological Seminary

                            1890-92  Alderson

1892-95           Harvey’s Lake

1895-98           Lehman

1898-06           Scranton Embury

1906-10           Plymouth PA

1910-12           West Pittston

1912-18           Scranton Simpson

1918-25           Binghamton Centenary

1925-31           superintendent, Scranton District

1931-36           Dorranceton

1936                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of James Benninger appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 284.



 

BENSLEY, JANE M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1997    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1997    ordained deacon

1999    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1997-00           New Hope Faith and Stairville–Slocum

2000-03           Rome–Orwell

2003-05           Fairdale

2005-10           Springville (beginning 7/15/2005)

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference

 


 

BENSON, ROBERT L.

 

Born: 2-18-1931                                                          married: Shirley Elizabeth Jones

Died:                                                                           obit: Wyoming Conference 2000, 302

 

1953    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1953    ordained deacon

1955    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1953-54           student

1954056          Gouldsboro

1956-76           chaplain, U.S. Air Force

1976                Tioga Center

1976-80           Waverly NY

1980-82           superintendent, Oneonta District

1982-86           Dallas (ending 8/31/1986)

1986-87           sabbatical (beginning 9/1/1986)

1987-88           Dallas

1988-90           Binghamton Boulevard

1990-95           chaplain, Homes for the Aging

1995                retired

                            2010  transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

BENTLEY, DIANNE H.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Vaughn Glover

Died:                                                                           obit:

                                                                                    married2: Chris Bentley

                                                                                    obit2:

1994    local preacher’s license, recommended by Moscow

1997    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1999    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1994-97           Sterling (beginning 10/1/1994)

1997-06           Sayre

2006-08           Sayre and Hornbrook

2008-10           Union Corners

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Vaughn Glover is an ordained member of the Wyoming Conference.


 

BERRY, LAURENCE MILTON

 

Born: 4-3-1936                                                            married: Judith G. _____

Died: 10-4-2000                                                          obit: [11/11/1942 – ]

 

1978    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1983    ordained deacon, Peninsula Conference

 

Interment: Valley View Cemetery, White Mills PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference

 

1978-81           student

1981                transfer to Peninsula Conference

1981-82           Felton

1982-89           associate, Wilmington Aldersgate

1989-92           General Board of Global Ministries

1992                transfer to North Georgia Conference

 


 

BEVAN, JOHN M.

 

Born: 12-5-1924  Wilkes-Barre PA                            married: Margaret Louise Dabbs

Died: 2-?-2000  Sumter SC                                        obit: [11/18/1925 – ]

 

1946    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Salem Black River Presbyterian Cemetery, Sumter SC

Obit:

 

1946-51           student

1951                discontinued

 

Note: Dr. John M. Bevan went on to a distinguished career in higher education, as demonstrated by the many references in print and on the Internet to his effective and innovative methods as a professor and an administrator.  He is remembered at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg FL through The John M. Bevan Award presented to an outstanding faculty member each year and The Bevan Memorial Scholarship awarded annually to rising juniors who are a catalyst for positive innovative programs within the college and community at large.


 

BEZNER, LISA JO

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

local preacher’s license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2008-09           Otego

2009-10           Otego–Sand Hill

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference

 


 

BIBBINS, ELISHA

 

Born: 7-16-1790  Hampton NY                                  married: Alice Lathrop
Died: 7-6-1859  Scranton PA                                     obit: [5/8/1791 – 1/?/1877]

 

1812    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

 

Interment:  Orwell PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1860, 47

 

1812-13           Wyoming

1813-14           Chenango

1814-15           Bridgewater

1815-16           Wyalusing

1816-17           Broome

1817-18           Cortland

1818-19           Wyalusing

1819-20           Shamokin

1820-22           Wyoming

1822-24           Canaan

1824                retired

    1829  charter member of Oneida Conference

    1852  charter member of Wyoming Conference

 

Note: Elisha Bibbins is the father of Robert Kendall Bibbins (1824-1898) of the Rock River Conference – and a first cousin to Samuel Bibbins (1796-1877) of the Detroit Conference, the father of Elisha Bibbins (1823-1875) of the Detroit Conference.  A brief biography of Elisha Bibbins appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 156.



 

BICKFORD, JOHN HELPS

 

Born: 11-21-1859  Lancaster OH                               married: Alice Hovey Dean

Died: 1-3-1926  North East MD                                 obit: Pittsburgh Conference 1947, 766

 

1879    local preacher’s license

1887    admitted on trial, South Indiana Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Pittsburgh Conference 1926, 428

 

1879                Truit's Chapel (mid-year), Michigan Conference

1879-80           Big Rock Circuit, Rock River Conference

1880-81           Somonauk, Rock River Conference

1881-83           Little Rock and Jericho, Rock River Conference

1883-84           La Moille, Rock River Conference

1884-86           student, DePauw Univeristy

                            1885         Malden and Arlington (mid-year), Rock River Conference

                            1885-86    Harmony and Knightsville, Rock River Conference

1886-87           Rushville, Southeast Indiana Conference

1887                join Southeast Indiana Conference

1887-90           Rushville

1890                Indianapolis Central Avenue (part year, if at all)

1890-91           Parkersburg First, West Virginia Conference

1891                transfer to West Virginia Conference

1891-92           Parkersburg First

1892                transfer to North Indiana Conference

1892-95           Anderson Meridian Street

1895                Fort Wayne Wayne Street (part year)

1895                transfer to East Ohio Conference

1895-97           Akron First

1897                transfer to Pittsburgh Conference

1897-01           Pittsburgh Smithfield Street

1901                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1901-04           Wilkes-Barre Firs

                        transfer to Pittsburgh Conference

1910-11           Meadville First [aka Stone]

1919-20           Woodlawn First

1920-21           Monessen First

1921-22           Millvale

 

Note: The ministerial career of John H. Bickford is difficult to reconstruct.  He served as a student/local pastor until formally joining the Southeast Indiana Conference in 1887.  For a time, his education and oratorical skills made him one of the pastors of that era that went from conference to conference supplying prominent pulpits.  A biographical sketch of John H. Bickford appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 283.



 

BIGSBY, JON RICHARD

 

Born: 6-9-1941                                                            married: Maija Veidins _____ [5/9/1963]

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1971    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1974    ordained deacon, New England Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1971-73           student

1973                transfer to New England Conference

1973-74           Mansfield – Rehoboth

1974-75           Westford

1975-80           chaplain

1980                transfer to New Mexico Conference

1980-84           chaplain

1984                withdrew

 

1995-02           St. Paul’s Lutheran, Karnes City TX (beginning 9/1/1995 and ending 2/10/2002)

2002                retired (beginning 2/10/2002)

 

Note: Jon Richard Bigsby is the author of A Soviet Latvian and His Revelation of a Socialist Society (1963).


 

BILL, ALAN S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

local preacher’s license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2002-05           Lockwood

2005-09           Lockwood & Barton & Halsey Valley

2009-10           Lockwood & Bartom

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference



 

BINKLEY, JOHN G.

 

Born: 8-19-1933                                                          married: Judith _____

Died:                                                                           obit: [9/1/1935 – ]

 

1956    license, Wyoming Conference

1958    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1960    ordained deacon, California-Pacific Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference

 

1956-59           Pleasant Mount

1959                transfer to California-Pacific Conference

1959-61           Big Pine

1961-65           Los Angeles Eastmont

1965-70           Placentia

1970-73           Norwalk First

1973-74           sabbatical leave

1974-75           student

1975                located


 

BIRD, WILLIAM LESTER

 

Born: 9-19-1915  Doniphan MO                                married: Katherine Andrews

Died: 7-7-1976  Cincinnati OH                                  obit: West Ohio Conference 2013, 371

 

1940    admitted on trial, Northern Illinois Conference

1945    ordained deacon, St. Louis Conference

 

Interment: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Oakville MO

Obit: West Ohio Conference 1977, 240

 

1941-43           New Milford - Davis

1943                transfer to Wyoming Conference (10/9/1943)

1943-44           Scranton Elm Park

1944                transfer to St. Louis Conference (6/1/1944)

1954-57           Kansas City Aldersgate

1957-60           Kansas City Melrose

1960                transfer to Southern Illinois Conference

1960-62           Alton First

1962-68           Effingham Centenary

1968                transfer to West Ohio Conference

1968-69           Cincinnati Mount Healthy

1969-76           Cincinnati Epworth

 

Note: Following the death of William L. Bird, Katherine married a Mr. Schwab.


 

BIRTCH, DONALD

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

?          license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2000-01           Brookvale

 

Note: Donald Birtch lived in Binghamton NY and served as a local preacher.


 

BITLER, KENNETH W.

 

Born: 10-5-1953                                                          married: Sandra Leah Meachem

Died:                                                                           obit: Susquehanna Conference 2011, 393

 

1973    local preacher’s license, West Virginia Conference

1981    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1981    ordained deacon

1983    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1973-75           Bellington circuit

1975-76           Talcott

1976                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1976-78           Waymart

1978-81           student

                            1980-81  Kauffman’s, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

1981-83           Oxford

1983-88           Camptown

1988-93           Meshoppen (ending 1/1/1993)                                   

1993-94           on leave (beginning 1/1/1993)

1994-00           Fairdale

2000-07           Susquehanna

2007-09           Jermyn and Dunmore

2009-10           on leave

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

BIXBY, WILLIAM

 

Born: 8-19-1814  Bainbridge NY                               married: Laura Stewart Starr 
Died: 12-20-1889  Bainbridge NY                             obit: Wyoming Conference 1884, 61

 

1837    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment:  Riverside Cemetery, Oneonta NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1890, 83

 

1837-38           Chenango

1838-39           Exeter

1839-41           Otsego

1841-42           Cooperstown

1842-44           Homer

1844-46           Oxford

1846-48           Otsego

1848-50           Hartwick

1850-52           Cincinnatus

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-54           Ames

1854-58           superintendent, Chenango District

1858-62           superintendent, Cazenovia District

1862-64           Ithaca

1864-65           Skaneateles

1865-69           superintendent, Otsego District

1869-71           superintendent, Honesdale District

1871-73           Owego

1873-75           Providence

1875-76           Marathon

1881-82           on leave

1882-84           Gilbertsville

1884-86           Westville

1886-88           Lanesboro

1888                retired

     1888-1889 Nanticoke (beginning 11/1888)

 

Note: A brief biography of William Bixby appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 157.



 

BLACK, WILBUR W.

 

Born: 3-16-1935                                                          married: Carolyn _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1981    local preacher’s license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1980-89           Equinunk

1989-90           (not appointed)

1990-97           West Nicholson

1997                retired

                            2010  transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Wilbur W. Black served as a local preacher.



 

BLACKIE, JEAN M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

local preacher’s license

2007    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2001-02           Jermyn

2002-07           Moosic

2007-10           Damascus

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 


 

BLAIR, ANN S.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Larry McMaster

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1987    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1987    ordained deacon

1989    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1987-89           associate, Clarks Summit

1989-90           Windsor

1990-95           Scranton Simpson – West Park

1995-96           Scranton Simpson – West Park – Court Street

1996-97           Scranton Simpson – West Park

1997-02           Skinners Eddy

2002-06           Morris

2006-10           Binghamton High Street

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference

 

Note: Ann S. Blair is reported to be the daughter of a pastor in another conference.


 

BLAIR, HIRAM G.

 

Born: 1836  Waymart PA                                           married: Caroline [Carrie] E. Morgan

Died: 4-19-1914                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1896, 102

                                                                                    marrried2: Sarah Sherwood

1875    exhorter’s license, Hyde Park Simpson          obit2:

1877    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Hornbrook PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1914, 109

 

1876-77           South Danby

1877-80           Harford

1880-81           Flemingville

1881-81           Litchfield

1882-81           Hornbrook

1883-81           Union Center

1884-86           Jackson

1886-89           Kirkwood

1889-91           Plymouth NY

1891-93           Greene

1893-95           Castle Creek

1895-96           Lisle

1896-97           Smyrna

1897                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Hiram G. Blair appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 281.



 

BLAIR, WILLIAMS T.

 

Born: 4-26-1861  Kingston PA                                   married: Mary Jane Strickland

Died:                                                                           obit: Wyoming Conference 1906, 112

                                                                                    married2: Margaret Rhoads [1912]

?          exhorter’s license, Carbondale                        obit2: [b. 1881]

?          local preacher’s license, Carbondale 

1890    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1889-91           Bainbridge

1891-94           Cooperstown

1894-99           Mount Upton

1899-01           Whitney's Point

1901-02           Lehman

1902-10           Wyoming

1910-12           Plymouth PA (ending 9/2/1912)

1912                withdrew from the ministry; see 1913, page 81

 

Note: In 1912 Williams T. Blair re-married, left the ministry, and moved to Michigan.  The 1920 census still shows him in Wayne County MI. He later apparently returned to the area and is the author of The Michael Shoemaker [Schumacher] Book (1924), a Luzerne County biographical/genealogical study.  A biographical sketch of Williams T. Blair appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 284.



 

BLAKE, CLARENCE GERALD JR

 

Born: 3-4-1931                                                            married: Lois Lorraine Reedy

Died:                                                                           obit: Wyoming Conference 1993, 346

                                                                                    married2: Gladys Fortuna

                                                                                    obit2:

local preacher’s license, recommended by Forty Fort

1986    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1951                Gouldsboro Highway (May-June)

1952-53           Thornhurst

1953-56           Thornhurst – Daleville

1956-60           (not appointed)

1960-61           Harford

1961-81           Apalachin Park Terrace

1981-87           North Fenton

1987-89           Tioga Center

1989-91           Wilkes-Barre Firwood

1991-94           Bethany

1994                retired

                            1994-98  Factoryville

                            1998-99  Afton (11/1/1998 – 2/1/1999)

                            1999        Deposit – North Sanford (2/1/1999 – 6/30/1999)

                            2000        Equinunk (7/1/2000 – 10/31/2000)

                            2010        transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Gladys Fortuna-Blake is an ordained member of the Susquehanna Conference.


 

BLAKESLEE, GEORGE HARMON

 

Born: 10-28-1819  Springville PA                              married: Hester Ann Cargill   
Died: 7-26-1876  Cortland NY                                  obit: [9/22/1824 – 1/11/1906]

 

1837    exhorter’s license

1840    local preacher’s license

1841    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment: Cortland NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1877, 34

 

1841-42           Vestal

1842-43           Brooklyn

1843-44           Wyoming

1844-45           Brooklyn

1845-46           Vestal

1846-48           Dundaff

1848-50           Pike

1850-52           Nichols

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-54           Susquehanna and Lanesboro

1854-56           Owego

1856-58           Newark Valley

1858-59           Carbondale

1859-63           superintendent, Wyalusing District

1863-64           Providence

1864-65           Binghamton Court Street

1865-67           Susquehanna

1867-71           on leave

1871-73           Candor

1873-74           Newark Valley

1874-76           Nichols

1876                retired

 

Note: George H. Blakeslee is the father of Francis D. Blakeslee (1846-1942) of the Central New York Conference and Clara Blakeslee Miller, wife of John W. Miller (1856-1943) of the Pacific Northwest Conference.  A brief biography of George H. Blakeslee appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 158.



 

BLANCHARD, HIRAM A.

 

Born: 5-1-1824  Sodus NY                                         married: Hannah Hunt Richardson    
Died: 5-4-1898  Portlandville NY                              obit: Wyoming Conference 1895, 88

 

1849    license, Genesee Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church

 

Interment:  Westville NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1899, 104

 

East Schuyler

Paine’s Hollow

South Valley

Conquest

Boyleston

Rome NY

1867                transfer to Wyoming Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church

1867-68           Schuylers Lake

1868-70           Westville

1870-71           Decatur

1871-73           Sidney

1873-75           Fly Creek

1875-76           Little Meadows

1876-78           Garrattsville

1878-79           Westford

1879-82           Laurens

1882-84           Sanford

1884-85           on leave

1885-86           Sidney Center

1886-87           Clifford

1887-89           Beach Pond

1889                retired

                             1891-93  Wells Bridge

 

Note: A brief biography of Hiram A. Blanchard appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page159.



 

BLOODGOOD, JOHN D.

 

Born: 2-3-1843  Litchfield PA                                   married: Belle Rogers

Died: 8-20-1915                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1899, 109

 

1868    local preacher’s license, Van Ettenville

1869    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Glenwood Cemetery, Washington DC

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1916, 111

 

1868-70           Tioga

1870-72           South Danby

1872-73           Vestal 

1873-74           on leave

1874-77           Sanford

1877-79           Lisle

1879-82           Gilbertsville

1882-84           Wyalusing

1884-86           on leave

1886-89           Gibson

1889-92           Lockwood

1892-93           Tioga

1894-99           on leave

1899                retired

 

Note: John D. Bloodgood is the son of local preacher Cyrus Bloodgood.  He is the author of the Civil War volume Personal Reminiscences of the War (1892).  A biographical sketch of John D. Bloodgood appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 282.



 

BLOOMFIELD, ARTHUR G.

 

Born: 11-4-1845  London, England                           married: Esther Ann Wakelin

Died: 12-4-1940  Binghamton NY                             obit: Wyoming Conference 1937, 153

 

1854    exhorter’s license, Ontario, Canada

1855    quarterly conference license, Ontario, Canada

1867    admitted on trial, Wesleyan Methodist Conference of Canada

 

Interment: Maple Grove Cemetery, Canfor NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1941, 154

 

1867-68           Brock

1868-69           Millbrook

1869                transfer to Illinois Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church

                        Marseilles

                        Kendall

                        New Bedford

                        East Bench

1875                transfer to Genesee Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church

                        Corfu

                        Kendall

1879                transfer to Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church

1879-86           Auburn

1886                transfer to Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1886-87           Franklin Forks

1887-90           North Tioga

1890-92           Speedsville

1892-95           on leave, living in Corfu NY

1895                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Arthur G. Bloomfield appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 285.



 

BOHNE-ECHOLT, EINAR

 

Born: 1-18-1887                                                          married: Grace Magdalene Meyer

Died: 1-18-1953                                                          obit:

 

1915    admitted on trial, New York Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: North-East Ohio Conference 1953, 456

 

1915-18           Phoenicia

1918-19           Roxbury

1919                “re-instated” to Wyoming Conference

1919-22           New Berlin NY

1922-27           Cooperstown

1927-29           West Pittston

1929-32           Sayre

1932-36           Binghamton High Street

1936                transfer to New Jersey Conference



 

BONE, JOHN ELLIOTT

 

Born: 6-25-1856  Quethiock, England                       married: Ella A. Thomas

Died: 3-29-1934                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1931, 577

 

Interment: Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1934, 392

 

1883-86           student, Drew Theological Seminary

1886-88           Yatesville

1888-91           Wilkes-Barre First

1891-93           Wilkes-Barre Derr Memorial Church

1893-98           Oneonta

1898-99           Honesdale

1899-01           Union

1901-03           on leave

1903-04           Glen Lyon

1904-05           assistant, Wilkes-Barre First

1905-08           Glen Lyon

1908-12           Mountain Top

1912-17           Courtdale

1917-21           Duryea

1921-23           West Nanticoke

1923-28           Larksville

1928                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of John E. Bone appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 287.



 

BONNER, MARVIN MALCOLM JR.

 

Born: 12-19-1928  New York City NY                      married: Marjorie _____

Died: 2-16-2003  Bellville TX                                    obit: [7/1/1933 – ]

 

1955    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1957    ordained deacon, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Bonner Cemetery, Beaufort County NC

Obit:

 

1955-57           Falls

1957                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1957-59           Bowie Perins Chapel

1959                located

 


 

BOORN, LELAND L.

 

Born: 10-9-1877  Schenevus NY                                married: Margaret Lovell

Died: 1-9-1916                                                            obit: Wyoming Conference 1979, 250

 

1907    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Schenevus NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1916, 112

 

1907-10           Binghamton Boulevard

1910-13           Rendham [Old Forge Stewart Memorial]

1913-16           Alderson

 


 

BOSTIC, CLAYTON D.

 

Born: 5-15-1929                                                          married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1954    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference

 

1954-55           Lehman

1955                discontinued

 

Note: In 1992 Clayton D. Bostic was living in Midwest City OK.


 

BOUND, CLIFFORD F.

 

Born: 3-4-1907  Portlandville NY                              married: Esther Mae Lloyd

Died: 1-16-1983  Peorea AZ                                      obit: Wyoming Conference 2004, 203

 

1933    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1933    ordained deacon, Wyoming Conference

1935    ordained elder, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Rest Haven Memorial Park, Glendale AZ

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1983, 238

 

1931-33           Preston

1933-35           West Exeter – Schuler Lake

1935-36           Mount Upton

1936-38           Beach Lake

1938-43           Greenr

1943-48           Wyoming

1948-50           New Berlin

1950-65           Oxford

1965-66           Luzerne

1966-69           Castle Creek

1969-72           chaplain, Elizabeth Church Manor

1972                retired



 

BOUTON, BARBARA J.     see SNYDER, BARBARA J.

 


 

BOUTON, DAVID WEBSTER

 

Born: 6-3-1936                                                            married: Janet E. _____

Died:                                                                           obit: [12/6/1936 - ]

 

1960    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1963    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1957-64           student

1964-68           Davenport

1968-70           Harpursville

1970-71           Plains – Abbott

1971-73           director, Wilkes-Barre Malabar

1973-75           West Nanticoke

1975-76           Peckville

1976-79           Kirkwood

1979-80           on leave

1980                retired

                            1987-90  Choconut Center (beginning 1/1/1987)

                            1990-92  Sanitaria Springs

                            2010       charter member of Upper New York Conference

 

Note: David W. Bouton is the father of Barbara J. Bouton Snyder, brother of William D. Bouton, son of Leon W. Bouton, and grandson of Webster M. Bouton.



 

BOUTON, LEON WEBSTER

 

Born: 9-3-1905  Mt. Vision NY                                 married: Emma Grace Fish

Died: 4-24-1996                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1981, 193

 

1928    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1996, 323

 

1927-31           student

1931-33           Nichols

1933-36           Oxford – Guilford

1936-38           Oxford

1938-45           Binghamton Fairview

1945-47           Carbondale

1947-58           Endicott First

1958-64           superintendent, Wilkes-Barre District

1964-70           Ogden – Hillcrest

1970                retired

 

Note: Leon W. Bouton is the son of Webster M. Bouton, the father of David Webster Bouton and William Dale Bouton, and the grandfather of Barbara J. Bouton Snyder.  According to his conference obituary, Leon W. Bouton also has another grandchild in the ministry.



 

BOUTON, WEBSTER MORGAN

 

Born: 6-23-1872  Stamford NY                                 married: Bernice R. Carrier

Died: 1-11-1941                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1971, 246

 

1899    exhorter’s license

1899    local preacher’s license

1901    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Glenwood Cemetery, Oneonta NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1941, 155

 

1899-00           Rockdale

1900-05           Oakland

1905-10           Mt. Visio

1910-12           Brooklyn

1912-17           Unadilla

1917-18           Susquehanna

1918-20           field secretary, Anti-Saloon League

1920-26           associate superintendent, New York Anti-Saloon League

1926-27           on leave

1927                retired

 

Note: Webster M. Bouton is the father of Leon W. Bouton, the grandfather of David W. Bouton and William D. Bouton, and the great-grandfather of Barbara J. Bouton Snyder.   A biographical sketch of Webster M. Bouton appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 287.



 

BOUTON, WILLIAM DALE

 

Born: 8-3-1940                                                            married: Sylvia Kadleck

Died: 6-19-2009                                                          obit: Upper New York Conference 2011, 384

 

1963    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1965    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Oneonta NY

Obit: [Birmingham Press and Sun Bulletin for 6/21/2009]

 

1963-66           student

                             1965-66  associate, Washington DC Mt. Vernon Place

1966-69           Nichols

1969                transfer to Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

1969-78           Southwest Philadelphia Parish

1978                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1978-86           Binghamton Tabernacle

1986-03           Oneonta First

2003                retired

 

Note: William D. Bouton is the brother of David W. Bouton, son of Leon W. Bouton, and grandson of Webster M. Bouton.  Mrs. Bouton’s father John Paul Kadleck (1911-1985) reportedly served as a lay pastor.  The Wyoming Conference did not publish obituaries, or any final conference journal, in 2010.



 

BOVEE, MARTIN W.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Musa _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1993    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1995    ordained deacon

1997    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1993-99           Ransom

1999-02           Chinchilla

2002-05           Noxen

2005-10           Athens

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

BOWDISH, ARVINE CLARK

 

Born: 4-22-1832  Lowville NY                                  married: Rute _____

Died: 11-29-1899  Bronx NY                         obit: [1838-c1876]

                                                                                    married2: Martha C. Baylis

admitted on trial                                                         obit2: [1845-c1885]

                                                                                    married3: Kate Seeber

Interment:                                                                   obit3:

Obit: New York East Conference 1900, 116

 

1874                transfer to New York East Conference

 

Note: Arvine C. Bowdish is a nephew to Leonard Bowdish and a brother to Charles G. Bowdish (1834-1873) and Wellesley W. Bowdish (1836-1915), both of the New York East Conference, and to William M. Bowdish (1843-1886) of the Minnesota Conference. 



 

BOWDISH, LEONARD

 

Born: 4-1-1812  New Lisbon NY                               married:
Died: 5-23-1870  Bainbridge NY                               obit:

 

1833    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment: Earlville NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1871, 30

 

1833-34           Hamilton

1834-35           Sharon

1835-36           Norwich

1836-37           Cherry Valley

1837-38           Stickbridge

1838-39           Hampton

1839-40           Andover

1840-42           Springfield

1842-43           East Solon

1843-44           Cincinnatus

1844-45           Hamilton

1845-46           Tully

1846-48           Lenox

1848-50           Fayetteville

1850-52           Morrisville

1852-53           New Berlin

1853-54           Sherburne

1854-56           Clinton

1856-58           Fort Plain

1858-60           Laurens

1860-62           Unadilla

1862-64           Afton

1864-66           Coventry

1866-69           on leave

1869                transfer to Wyoming Conference by boundary change

1869                retired

 

Note: Leonard Bowdish is an uncle to four ministerial brothers: Arvine C. Bowdish (1832-1899), Charles G. Bowdish (1834-1873) and Wellesley W. Bowdish (1836-1915), all of the New York East Conference, and William M. Bowdish (1843-1886) of the Minnesota Conference.  A brief biography of Leonard Bowdish appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 161.



 

BOWEN, HERBERT BERNARD

 

Born: 11-19-1930                                                        married: Helen _____

Died:                                                                           obit: [10/27/1930 – ]

 

1954    admitted on trial, Troy Conference

1956    ordained deacon, Troy Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1954-57           student

                            1956-57  Catonsville, Baltimore Conference

1957-61           Granville

1961-65           Glenn Falls

1965-80           located

1980                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1980-88           Cooperstown (beginning 11/1980 and ending 11/15/1988)

1988-97           Waverly NY (beginning 11/15/1988)

1997                retired

                            1997-07  Westover

                            2010       charter member of Upper New York Conference

 



 

BOYCE, JACOB H.

 

Born: 12-28-1845  Apalachin NY                              married: Christine Eliza Stevens

Died: 5-19-1934                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1943, 615

 

1866    exhorter’s license

1868    local preacher’s license, Kingston

1873    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Hillside Cemetery, Damascus PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1935, 631

 

1872-73           Athens

1873-74           West Danby

1874-75           Flemingville

1875-77           Middlefield

1877-79           South New Berlin NY

1879-82           Edmeston

1882-83           Triangle

1883-85           Willet

1885-87           Lisle

1887-90           Clifford

1890-94           Canaan

1894-98           Sterling

1897-02           Pleasant Mount

1902-07           Damascus

1907-11           Hamlin

1911-15           Carley Brook

1915                retired

 

Note: Jacob H. Boyce of the father of Robert S. Boyce.  A biographical sketch of Jacob H. Boyce appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 286.



 

BOYCE, ROBERT STEVENS

 

Born: 10-14-1875  Middlefield NY                           married: Ada Mae Hare

Died: 4-27-1945  Ithaca NY                                       obit: Wyoming Conference 1961, 219

 

1905    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Harpursville NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1946, 446

 

1905-07           Wells Bridge

1907-11           Davenport

1911-15           East Worcester

1915-18           Schenevus

1918-21           Wilkes-Barre Parrish Street

1921-30           Owego

1930-40           Honesdale

1940-43           Plymouth PA

1943                retired

                            1943-45  Forest City

 

Note: Robert S. Boyce is the son of Jacob H. Boyce.



 

BOYER, GERALD STEPHEN

 

Born: 11-25-1911  Weisport PA                                 married: Thelma Anna Saltsman

Died: 7-4-1981  Cooperstown NY                             obit: Troy Conference 2004, 1719

 

1935    admitted on trial, East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

1944    ordained deacon, New York Conference of the Evangelical Church

 

Interment:

Obit: Northern New York Conference 1982, 918

 

1935-38           student, Albright College in Reading PA

     1937-38  Middle Creek

1938-39           Akron

1939-41           student, Union Theological Seminary NYG

                             1939-40  associate, NYC Christ ME

                             1940-41  Westchester ME

1941                transfer to New York Conference of the Evangelical Church

1941-48           East Stone Arabia

1948-53         *Binghamton Emmanuel

1953-66           West Sand Lake

1966-72           Webster Albright

1972                transfer to Northern New York Conference of the United Methodist Church

1972-77           Richfield Springs

1977                retired

 

Note: Gerald S. Boyer was never a member of the Wyoming Conference, but he received pension credit in the Wyoming Conference for his EUB service at Binghamton Emmanuel.  He appears in this data set because he served a church that was (later) a part of the Wyoming Conference UMC.


 

BOYLE, J. RICHARDS     

 

Born: 6-23-1844  Frankford PA                                 married: Annie Katharine Kline

Died: 1-27-1934  Cornwall PA                                   obit: Wyoming Conference 1896, 103

                                                                                    married2: Jennie Randall

1871    admitted on trial, Philadelphia Conference    obit2: Philadelphia Conference 1933, 178

 

Interment: Bethlehem PA

Obit: Philadelphia Conference 1934, 372

 

1871-74           Shenandoah

1874-77           Reading Ebenezer

1877-79           Lancaster First

1879-82           Philadelphia Christ

1882-83           Philadelphia Western

1883                transfer to Wilmington Conference

1883-86           Wilmington Grace

1886                transfer to Newark Conference

1886-88           Newark St. Paul’s

1888                transfer to New York Conference

1888-90           New York City Park Avenue

1890                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1890-96           Wilkes-Barre First

1896                transfer to New Jersey Conference

1896-99           Trenton State Street

1899                transfer to Philadelphia Conference

1899-05           Philadelphia Spring Garden Street

1905-06           Philadelphia Covenant

1906-10           Reading Holy Cross

1910-13           Philadelphia Cooper Memorial

1913                retired

 

Note: J. Richards Boyle is the son of John A. Boyle of the Philadelphia Conference.  Before entering the ministry he served in the Civil War, was half-owner and editor of the Mauch Chunk Gazette, and author of Soldiers True and other military volumes.  He also produced various published essays and articles, bound volumes of sermons, and a book manuscript.



 

BOYS, SYDNEY HERBERT

 

Born: 1-13-1884  New Olverston, England                married: Effie Mae Teachout

Died: 10-26-1954                                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1965, 252

 

?          license, Minnesota Conference

1930    ordained local deacon

1932    ordained local elder

 

 

Interment: Hartwick Seminary NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1955, 2056

 

1922                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference

1922-24           Hartwick

1924-26           Chenango Forks

1926-29           McDonough

1929-32           McClure and North Sanford

1932-34           Plymouth NY

1934-36           Davenport Center

1936-37           Hornbrook – Ghent

1937-38           Davenport Center

1938-43           Hale Eddy

1943-45           Preston

1945                retired

                             1945-49  West Nicholson

                             1949-54  Warren Center

 

Note: Sydney H. Boys served as a local preacher.


 

BRACKENBURY, ALBERT C.

 

Born: 1862                                                                  married: Laura Belle Geiger

Died: 9-20-1938                                                          obit: [9/18/1869 – 9/23/1937]

 

1894    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Mountain View Cemetery, Forest Grove OR

Obit: Oregon Conference 1939, 76

 

1894-96           Galilee and Rileyville

1896-98           Beach Lake

1898-99           Apalachin

1899-00           on leave

1900                transfer to Columbia River Conference



 

BRADBURY. JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1855    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1855-56           Plymouth

1856-58           Lackawaxen

1858                no longer listed



 

BRADSHAW, JOHN

 

Born: 3-8-1849  Ireland                                              married: Isabella Morrison

Died: 11-9-1916                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1945, 170

 

1876    admitted on trial, Blue Ridge Conference

 

Interment: Dunmore Cemetery, Dunmore PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1917, 118

 

1875-80           mission work in North Carolina

1880-83           student, Drew Theological Seminary

1883                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1883-86           Mount Upton

1886-89           Ashley

1889-94           Binghamton High Street

1894-96           Norwich

1896-99           Pittston

1899-02           Nanticoke

1902-06           Plymouth PA

1906-10           Scranton Providence

1910-12           Ashley

1912-16           Wyoming

1916                Luzerne

 

Note: John Bradshaw is the father of Electa Bradshaw Crandall, wife of William S. Crandall.  A biographical sketch of John Bradshaw appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 288.



 

BRAINARD, ROBERT

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference

 

1982-83           Gibson Corners

 

Note: Robert Brainard served as a local preacher.


 

BRAINERD, JAMES CLARK

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1856    admitted on trial, West Wisconsin Conference

1857    ordained deacon

1859    ordained elder

 

Interment: Elmwood Cemetery, Beloit IL

Obit:

 

1857-58           Belleville

1858-59           Paoli

1859-60           Cadiz

1860-61           Dane

1863-64           Spring Green

1864                located

1875                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1875-77           Barton

1877-80           Candor

1880-82           Nichols

1882                transfer to Illinois Conference



 

BRAMHALL, MELVIN EDMUND

 

Born: 12-23-1842  Wyoming County PA                   married: Polly C. Holmes

Died: 10-20-1924  Memphis TN                                 obit: Kansas Conference 1921, 69

 

1875    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit: Kansas Conference 1925, 62

 

1875-78           Fairdale

1878-81           Little Meadows

1881-82           Binghamton Chenango Street

1882-85           Candor

1885-86           on leave

1886                transfer to South Kansas Conference



 

BRAND, IRWIN LARKIN [“Larry”]

 

Born: 8-4-1916  Pittsburgh PA                                                           married: Ruth Elizabeth Evanston

Died: 5-21-2000                                                                                  obit: [8/28/1917 – 5/5/2010]

 

1970    admitted on trial

1970    ordained deacon

1971    ordained elder

 

Interment: Albert Cemetery, Wright Township PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 2000, 309

 

1964-65           First Welsh Congregational Church, Plymouth PA

1965                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Church

1965-69           Wanamie

1969-70           student, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary

     1969-70  Tremont, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

1970-72           Fairdale

1972-74           Daleville – Maple Lake

1974-78           Carbondale

1978-80           Duryea

1980-84           Mehoopany

1984                retired 

                            1984-87  Askam – Glen Lyon

                            1988-92  Slocum

                                            Nuangola Union Chapel

 

Note: Some records give the maiden name of Mrs. Brand as Evanson.



 

BRANDAUER, FREDERICK WILLIAM

 

Born: 6-6-1904  Pforzheim Germany             married: Grace A. Martin

Died: 2-1-1986                                                            obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1997, 7.262

 

1925    license, East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church

1928    admitted on trial, Atlantic Conference of the Evangelical Church

1928    ordained deacon, Atlantic Conference of the Evangelical Church

1933    ordained elder, Atlantic Conference of the Evangelical Church

 

Interment: Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Prospectville PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1987, 7.13

 

1925-28           Greenpoint St. Paul’s

1928-30           student, North Central College in Naperville IL

1930-31           student, Evangelical Theological Seminary

1931                “transfer” to Atlantic Conference of the Evangelical Church

1931-34           NYC First

1934-35           Jersey City Salem

1935-51           missionary, China

1951-53           Evangelical Home for the Aged

1953-69           missionary, Indonesia

1969                retired

                            1969-86  Philadelphia First German UMC

 

Note: Frederick W. Brandauer was never a member of the Wyoming Conference, but he received General Board of Pensions recognition in the Wyoming Conference for his 1968-69 deputation service in the US. 

 


 

BRAUE, DONALD ALLEN

 

Born: 9-4-40                                                                married: Diane Ruth Arrowsmith

Died:                                                                           obit: [12/3/1944 - ]

 

1964    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1967    ordained deacon, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1964-65           student

1965-68           assistant, Wilkes-Barre First

1968                located

 

Note: Donald A. Braue received a Ph.D. from Claremont University in 1976 and is the author of several articles and books on history and philosophy.  This surname is erroneously given in some records as BRAVE.


 

BRECKINRIDGE, EDWARD WILLIAM

 

Born: 11-20-1807  Dover, England                            married: Mary Ann Adkins
Died: 4-3-1885  Binghamton NY                               obit: [d. 1867]

                                                                                    married2: Luna N. Hall

1836    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference            obit2: Wyoming Conference 1896, 101

 

Interment: Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton, NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1885, 57

 

1836-37           Westmoreland

1837-38           Litchfield

1838-39           Winfield

1839-40           Litchfield

1840-42           Canajoharie

1842-43           Springfield

1843-44           Deansville

1844-45           Warren

1845-47           Brookfield

1847-49           Bainbridge

1849-51           McDonough

1851-52           Brooklyn

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-53           Brooklyn

1853-54           Berkshire

1854-55           on leave

1855-56           agent, Susquehanna Seminary

1856-58           Beach Pond

1858-60           Vestal

1860-62           Springville

1862-64           LeRaysville

1864-67           Osborne Hollow

1867-68           on leave

1868-69           agent, Bible Society

1869-71           Skinners Eddy

1871-72           Mehoopany

1872-75           Fairdale

1875-76           West Nicholson

1876                retired

 

Note: E.W. Breckinridge is the father of John Storry Breckenridge (1838-1900) of the New York East Conference and an uncle to William M. Hiller.  A brief biography of E.W. Breckinridge appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 160.



 

BREHM, E. LEE

 

Born: 1-30-1915  Alden PA                                       married: Sara E. Woomer

Died: 3-6-1988  Wilkes-Barre PA                              obit: Wyoming Conference 2009, 225

 

1948    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1948    ordained deacon

1950    ordained elder

 

Interment: Berwick Cemetery, Berwick PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1988, 384

 

1946-49           Centermoreland

1949-52           Falls – Mill City

1952-54           Mountaintop

1954-57           Avoca – Moosic

1957-62           Unadilla

1962063          Wesley House, Oneonta

1963-65           Dunmore

1965-68           Scranton Simpson

1968-70           Plains – Abbott

1970-75           Mountaintop Christ

1975-80           Trucksville

1980                retired



 

BREITWEISER, RUTH CHOATE CARTER

 

Born: 12-10-1916  Retta PA                                       married: George Breitweiser
Died: 12-18-2005                                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1997, 359

 

1977    license, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: 
Obit: Wyoming Conference 2009, 226

 

1934-38           student, Keuka College

1938-40           director of Christian education, Evansville IN Central Avenue

1940-41           director of Christian education, Gloversville NY Freemont Street

1941-43           director of Christian education, Rochester NY Monroe Avenue

1977-87           South Auburn – Silvara (beginning 6/1977)

                            1981-82  Beaver Meadows (1/1981 – 1/1982)

1987                retired

 

Note: Ruth C. Breitweiser served as a local preacher.



 

BREUNINGER, RICHARD A.

 

Born: 9-29-1946                                                          married: Mary Lovina _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1972    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1974    ordained deacon, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1972-73           student, Drew Theological Seminary

                            1972-73  Otego

1973-80           Otego

1980-86           associate, Oneonta First

1986                located

 

Note:  Richard A. Breuninger appears to have remained in the Oneonta area functioning as a local preacher.


 

BREWSTER, EDWARD ELDREDGE

 

Born: 8-6-1909  Norwood MA                                   married: Dorothy M. Rath

Died: 8-16-1997  Harrisburg PA                                obit: [1913 – 12/27/2011]

 

1931    license, Philadelphia Conference

1940    ordained elder, Maine Conference

 

Interment: Hummelstown Cemetery, Hummelstown PA

Obit: Northern Illinois Conference 1998, 343

 

1932-34           Hummelstown

1934                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference

1934-37           student, Drew

    1935-37  Thornhurst

1937-39           Lake Como

1939                transfer to Maine Conference

1939-42           Rumford Center

1942-43           Ogunquit

1943-44           Lincoln

1944-46           chaplain, US Army

1946-49           student, Boston University

1949-50           faculty, Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina KS

1950-51           sabbatical leave

1951                Cape Porpoise

1951-53           Lewistown Calvary

1953-58           faculty, Rust College in Holly Springs MS

1958-61           faculty, LeMoyne College in Memphis TN

1961-63           faculty, Aurora College in Aurora IL

1963                transfer to Rock River Conference

1963-71           Joliet Ingalls Park

1971-72           sabbatical leave

1972-76           Chicago Granville Avenue

1976                retired

 

Note: E. Eldridge Brewster is the son of Edward Hersey Brewster (1885-1960) of the New Hampshire Conference.  He graduated from Bates College in 1931 and retired to the greater Harrisburg area.


 

BRIDGEMAN, PETER GOFF

 

Born: 3-25-1804  Bainbridge NY                               married: Roxanna Nichols
Died: 7-24-1872  Cortland NY                                  obit:

                                                                                    married2: Salina Dunbar

1826    exhorter’s license                                            obit2:

1828    local preacher’s license                                    married3: Elizabeth Robinson Whittlelsy

1832    ordained local deacon                                     obit3:

1836    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment: Cortland NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1873, 34

 

1836-37           Otselic

1837-38           Cortland

1838-39           East Hamilton

1839-40           McGrawville and Freetown

1840-41           Scipioville

1841-42           Amber

1842-44           Lanesboro

1844-52           on leave

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-56           on leave

1856-57           Maine

1857-58           Union

1858-59           Harpursville

1859-60           Maine

1860-61           Shepard’s Creek

1861-62           Lackawaxen

1862-64           Litchfield

1864                retired

 

Note: A brief biography of Peter G. Bridgeman appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 162.



 

BRIGGS, EDWIN R.D.

 

Born: 9-30-1853  Oxford NY                         married: Laura Hill Arnold

Died: 7-21-1932                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1929, 134

 

1878    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: McDonough NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1933, 152

 

1878-80           Scranton Park Place and Green Ridge

1880-81           North Fenton

1881-82           Lisle

1882-85           Berkshire

1885-88           Greene

1888-91           Morris

1891-96           Marathon and Killawog

1896-99           Whitney's Point

1899-01           Mount Upton

1901-07           Unadilla

1907-12           Milford

1912-16           Portlandville

1916-17           Otego

1917-18           Otego and Oneonta Plains

1918-23           Oxford

1923-28           Davenport

1928                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Edwin R.D. Briggs appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 289.



 

BRIGHAM, ALFRED

 

Born: 11-27-1823  Brookfield MA                             married: Fanny P. Tinker

Died: 9-21-1896                                                          obit: Nebraska Conference 1902,72

 

1853    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1853    ordained deacon

1857    ordained elder

 

Interment: Valley Home Cemetery, Windham PA

Obit: Nebraska Conference 1897, 77

 

1853-54           Athens

1854-55           Campville

1855-57           Osbirb Hollow

1857-58           Lanesboro

1858-60           Dundaff

1860-61           Waymart

1861-63           Mount Pleasant

1863-65           Kirkwood

1865-67           Harpersville

1878                located

                        “transfer” to Nebraska Conference

 


 

BRILL, EDGAR LEWIS SR

 

Born: 5-5-1919  Smith Hill PA                                   married: Ethelmae Ruth Dawson

Died: 7-28-2001                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1991, 328

 

1952    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1952    ordained deacon

1954    ordained elder

 

Interment: Smith Hill Cemetery, Smith Hill PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 2002, 205

 

1947-48           Evans Falls

1948-51           student, Houghton College

     1948-51  Farmersville Center, Genesee Conference

1951-53           student, Asbury Theological Seminary

     1951-52  Hazel Green – Carnargo, Kentucky Conference

     1952-53  Hutchinson, Kentucky Conference

1953-56           Pleasant Mount

1956-62           Gouldsboro

1962-67           Waverly PA

1967-68           chaplain, Wyoming Seminary

1968-72           Moscow

1972-79           Norwich

                             1973-75  Preston

1979-86           Factoryville – Nicholson

1986                retired

                             1986-87  Pleasant Mount (beginning 10/1986)

                             1989-90  Daleville (ending 11/30/1989); Newton (beginning 3/15/1990)

                             1992-93  Equinunk

                             1995       Equinunk (2/1 – 6/30)

 

Note: Mrs. Brill is the daughter of David A. Dawson and a sister to John S. Dawson.



 

BRISTOL, DANIEL WHEELOCK

 

Born: 12-15-1812  Adams NY                                   married: Mary _____

Died: 3-2-1883                                                            obit: Central New York Conference 1890, 105

 

1834    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment: Ithaca NY

Obit: Central New York Conference 1883, 124

 

1834-35           Leroy

1835-36           Fabius

1836-37           New Berlin

1837-38           Norwich

1838-40           Cooperstown

1840-42           Wilkes-Barre

1842-44           Ithaca

1844-46           Utica

1846-48           Auburn

1848-50           Cooperstown

1850-52           Cazenovia

1852-54           Ithaca

1854-58           superintendent, Cazenovia District

1858-62           superintendent, Oneida District

1862-63           chaplain, US Army

1863-65           Utica State Street

1865                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1865-66           secretary, Christian Commission

1866-68           Binghamton

1868-72           superintendent, Binghamton District

1872                transfer to Central New York Conference

1872-75           Ithaca Aurora Street

1875-77           Weedsport

1877-81           superintendent, Syracuse District

1881                retired



 

BRITTAIN, ROBERT M.

 

Born: 9-17-1935                                                          married: Lurline A. _____

Died:                                                                           obit: [2/9/1937 – ]

 

1956    license, Kentucky Conference

1958    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1961    ordained deacon, Western North Carolina Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference

 

1956-57           Vanceburg

1957                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference

1957-59           Maple Grove

1959                transfer to Western North Carolina Conference

1959-60           student

1960-62           Hot Springs

1962                transfer to Florida Conference

1962-63           Palm Beach Gardens

1963-64           Lake Park Trinity

1964-69           Palm Beach Gardens

1969-78           Largo First

1978-82           St. Petersburg St. Luke’s

1982-86           Lighthouse Point Trinity

 


 

BROMLEY, CLINTON E.

 

Born: 2-10-1871  Jewitt City CT                                married: Mabel Trefry Wells

Died: 1-24-1965                                                          obit: East Maine Conference 1919, 425

 

1899    admitted on trial, New England South Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: New England Southern Conference 1965, 165

 

1899-02           Mashapang, New England South Conference

1902                transfer to New York East Conference

1902-03           Springdale CT

1903-04           Roxbury CT

1904                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1904-96           Lackawaxen

1906                transfer to East Maine Conference, page 68



 

BRONG, HOWARD RAYMOND

 

Born: 6-22-1890  Saylorsburg PA                                                      married: Eva May Ottinger

Died: 3-2-1951                                                                                    obit: Philadelphia Conference 1962, 887

 

1926    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Siloam Methodist Church Cemetery, Booth’s Corner PA

Obit: Philadelphia Conference 1951, 1035

 

1925-28           Gouldsboro

1928-30           Mountain Top

1930-32           Apalachin – Little Meadows

1932-34           CourtdaleLarksville

1934-39           Wanamie – Alden

1939-43           Windsor

1943                transfer to Philadlephia Conference

1943-44           Elverson & Mt. Carmel

1944-47           Siloam [Delaware County]

1947-48           Girardville – William Penn

1948-50           Philadelphia C.C. Hancock Memorial

1950                retired


 

BRONSON, IRA LINCOLN

 

Born: 5-20-1865  Orwell PA                                      married: Lelia Jane Howe

Died: 4-22-1951                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1934, 339

                                                                                    married2: Nancy Jeanette Camp

1894    local preacher’s license                                    obit2:

1894    admitted on trial, Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South

 

Interment: Orwell PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1952, 1152

 

1900                transfer to the Wyoming Conference

1900-02           Wells Bridge

1902-06           McClure

1906-08           Westford

1908-11           Windsor

1911-14           Chenango Forks

1914-21           Afton

1921-23           Davenport

1923-25           Oxford

1925-30           West Exeter

1930-33           Sanitaria Springs

1933                retired

 

Note: The second Mrs. Bronson’s first marriage was to Rev. Edward Hugh Hardison (1878-1925) of the Virginia Conference.  A biographical sketch of Ira L. Bronson appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 288.



 

BRONSON, ASAHEL L.

 

Born: 11-3-1807  Danbury CT                                    married: Philema Horton White

Died: 8-8-1905  Winona MN                                      obit: Upper Iowa Conference 1904, 95

 

1827    exhorter’s license

1832    local preacher’s license

1836    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

1852    ordained deacon, Wyoming Conference

1858    ordained elder, Upper Iowa Conference

 

Interment: Wyoming Cemetery, Wyoming IA

Obit: Upper Iowa Conference 1905, 225

 

Delaware

Jefferson

Cortland

New Milford CT

Stratford CT

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-53           Abington

1853-54           Wyoming

1854-56           on leave

                            1854-55  Plymouth

                            1855-56  Wyoming

                            1856       Kingston (1st part of year)

1856                transfer to Iowa; charter member of Northern Iowa Conference

 

Note: In 1859 Asahel L. Bronson removed for health reasons to Wyoming IA, a town named and founded by a cousin and brother.



 

BRONSON, SAMUEL MERWIN

 

Born: 11-6-1818  Wayne County NY                        married:

Died: 1-27-1888  Evansville MN                                obit:

 

1848    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1848-49           Painted Post

1849-50           Tioga

1850                discontinued

                        (moved to Pennsylvania)

1855-56           Plainsville, Wyoming Conference

                        (moved to Iowa)

                        Charles City

                        Fayette

                        Floyd

                        (moved to Minnesota)

                        Alexandria

                        Evansville

 

Note: Samuel M. Bronson preached as a local pastor at Methodist Episcopal Churches in Pennsylvania, Iowa and Minnesota.  In Minnesota, he also served Congregational and Union churches.  He is listed as a home missionary of the Congregational Church.



 

BROOKS, ASA

 

Born: 10-1-1819  Batavia NY                                    married: Eliza M. Chamberlain
Died: 5-20-1897  Candor NY                         obit: [d. 1849]

                                                                                    married2: Permelia Griffing

1840    exhorter’s license                                            obit2: Wyoming Conference 1917, 125

1842    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment:  Maple Grove Cemetery, Candor NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference1898, 92

 

1842-43           Spencer

1843-45           Windsor

1845-47           Brooklyn

1847-48           Montrose

1848-49           Dundaff

1849-50           Pittston

1850-51           Hawley

1851-53           Berkshire

1853-55           Candor

1855-57           North Danby

1857-59           Wilkes-Barre Woodville [Ross Street]

1859-60           Wyoming

1860-61           Wyoming and Kingston

1861-63           Abington

1863-65           Skinner’s Eddy

1865-66           Little Meadows

1866-69           Nichols

1869-71           Little Meadows

1871-73           on leave

                             New Milford (7 months)

1873-75           New Milford

1875-77           Marathon

1875-77           Maine

1877-79           Hawleyton

1879-80           Union Center

1880-81           Binghamton Chenango Street

1881-84           Vestal

1884-85           Osborne Hollow

1885                retired

 

Note: Asa Brooks is the son of Bethuel Brooks and a brother to local preachers Wesley Brooks (1821-?) and John H. Brooks (1825-?).  He is the author of the book Spiritualism Examined and Refuted.  The second Mrs. Brooks is the daughter of John Griffing (1784-1844) of the Oneida Conference, a sister to James Sayre Griffing (1822-1882) of the Kansas Conference, and a sister-in-law to Charles W. Giddings (1810-1879) of the Nebraska Conference.  A brief biography of Asa Brooks appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 165.



 

BROOKS, BETHUEL

 

Born: 7-17-1790  Gill MA                                          married: Mary Polly Hadley
Died: 2-7-1878  Broome NY                                      obit: [9/?/1796 – 11/22/1868]

 

1819    exhorter’s license

1823    license, Genesee Conference

1828    ordained deacon, Genesee Conference

 

Interment: 
Obit:

 

1829                charter member of Oneida Conference

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

 

Note: Bethuel Brooks is the father of Asa Brooks and of local preachers Wesley Brooks (b. 1821) and John H. Brook (b. 1825).  He served as an active local preacher for over 50 years – preaching, planting churches, and officiating at weddings and funerals.



 

BROOKS, FRED RUGG JR

 

Born: 12-8-1934                                                          married: Alice P. _____ [10/10/1953]

Died:                                                                           obit: [9/4/1934 – ]

 

1959    admitted on trial, Oregon Conference

1962    ordained deacon, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference

 

1959-60           student

1960                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1960-61           student

1961-63           associate, Oneonta First

1963                transfer to Oregon Conference

1963-68           Eugene Asbury

1968-80           director of admissions, University of Chicago

1980-85           director of admissions, Vassar College

 

Note:  It is unclear whether Fred R. Brooks served Oneonta First as a member of the Wyoming Conference or while still officially a member of the Oregon Conference.

 


 

BROOKS, HARRY EVERETT

 

Born: 11-7-1890  Brooklyn NY                                  married: Anna Elizabeth Keele

Died: 12-27-1985                                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1972, 260

                                                                                    marrried2: Ruth E. Kizer

1914    admitted on trial                                             obit2: Wyoming Conference 2000, 309

1916    ordained deacon

1918    ordained elder

 

Interment: North Norwich NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1986, 287

 

1912-14           Plymouth NY

1914-17           Smyrna

1917-19           Windsor

1919-22           Morris

1922-27           Milford

1927-30           Afton

1930-37           Susquehanna

1937-39           Nichols

1939-43           Vestal

1943-44           Newark Valley

1944-47           Bainbridge

1947-49           Chenango Bridge

1949-53           Waymart

1953-63           Scranton Court Street – West Park

1963                retired

    1963-65  assistant, Scranton Elm Park

                            1965-66  Hop Bottom

                            1966-70  Throop

                            1970-74  assistant, Asbury


 

BROOKS, MARTIN P.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2008    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2008-10           Epperco MD Emory, Baltimore Conference

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference



 

BROWN, ABIJAH

 

Born: 3-25-1810  Augusta NY                                   married: Rhoda Carpenter     
Died: 9-22-1894  Masonville NY                               obit: Wyoming Conference 1896, 104

 

1837    exhorter’s license

1842    local preacher’s license

1851    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment: Masonville NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1895, 84

 

1850-51           Smyrna

1851-53           Union Valley

1853-55           Freetown

1855-57           Virgil

1857-58           Groton

1858-60           Harford

1860-62           Scott

1862-63           McClean

1863-64           Georgetown

1864-65           Perryville

1865-69           Onondaga Indian Mission

1869                transfer to Wyoming Conference by boundary change

1869-71           Plymouth

1871-74           Preston

1874-75           South New Berlin

1875-77           Nineveh

1877-79           Masonville

1879                retired

                             1879 Sidney Center (5 months)

 

Note: A brief biography of Abijah Brown appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 160.



 

BROWN, ALBERT FARGO

 

Born: 7-12-1837  Lenox NY                                      married: Mary Etta Culver

Died: 1-9-1921  Delphi Falls NY                               obit: Wyoming Conference 1912, 135

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Nellie Hill

1855    exhorter’s license                                            obit2:

1857    local preacher’s license

1859    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment: De Ruyter NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1921, 109

 

1858-59           East Homer

1859-60           North Summer Hill

1860-61           Summer Hill

1861-63           Harford

1863-66           Virgil

1866-68           De Ruyter and Shedd's Corners

1868-69           Willet

1869                transfer to Wyoming Conference by boundary change

1869-71           Willet

1871-73           Greene

1873-75           Smyrna

1875-78           Westford

1878-79           Bainbridge

1879-81           Hartwick

1881-83           Schenevus

1883-86           Salem

1886-90           Waymart

1890-92           Barton

1892-95           Speedsville

1895-97           Lockwood

1897-99           Litchfield

1899-01           Danby

1901-03           Flemingville

1903-08           Harford

1908                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Albert F. Brown appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 290.



 

BROWN. BILL DENNIS

 

Born: 1-5-1924  Glen Rogers WV                              married: Jane Marie Capwell

Died: 7-14-2007  Hershey PA                                    obit: [9/6/1925 – 5/25/2012]

 

1953    admitted on trial, West Virginia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference

 

1953-62           service in the West Virginia Conference

1962                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1962-64           Vestal Calvary

1964-91           chaplain, Lebanon PA Veterans Hospital

1991                retired

 

Note: Mrs. Brown was born in Clarks Summit PA and met Bill D. Dennis while attending West Virginian Wesleyan College.


 

BROWN, BILL DENNIS

 

Born: 1-5-1926                                                            married: Jane M. _____ [9/2/1950]

Died:                                                                           obit: [9/6/1925 – ]

1949    license, West Virginia Conference

1953    admitted on trial, West Virginia Conference

1954    ordained deacon, West Virginia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference

 

1949-51           Harrison – Overfield

1951-53           no appointment

1953-56           student

1956-58           Sophia

1958-62           Greenview

1962                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1962-65           Vestal Calvary

1965-72           chaplain, Veterans Administration

1972                transfer to West Virginia Conference

1972-86           chaplain, Veterans Administration


 

BROWN, CORDELLA JEAN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1968    license, Philadelphia Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

1968    ordained deacon, Philadelphia Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

1970    ordained elder, New England Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1968-70           Shippensburg St. Peter’s

1970                transfer to New England Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

1970-72           student

1972                transfer to Delaware Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

1972-77           Seaford

1977-81           Worton – Still Pond – Coleman, Peninsula Conference UMC

1981-83           Christiana – Kirkwood

1983-86           Wilmington Haven

1986-89           student

1989                “transfer” to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1989                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1989-98           Wilkes-Barre First

1998-07           Springfield MA Wesley, New England Conference

2007-10           Fairview

2010                retired

                            2010  transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 


 

BROWN, KENNETH F.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

local preacher’s license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2002-04           Kingston Church of Christ Uniting

2004-10           Alderson and Maple Grove   

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 


 

BROWN, LYNN H.

 

Born: 11-16-1896  Tioga County PA             married: Freda Elizabeth Wilson

Died: 10-8-1992                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1982, 221

 

1920    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1923    ordained deacon

1925    ordained elder

 

Interment: Schenevus Cemetery, Schenevus NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1993, 347

 

1919-20           Laflin – Miners Mills

1920-24           student, Wesleyan University

                            1920-24  South Farms and Middleton CT

1924-25           Alderson

1925-29           Sterling

1929-31           Hop Bottom – Brooklyn

1931-32           New Milford

1932-36           Lehman

1936-41           Moosic

1941-43           Mehoopany – Eatonville

1943-46           chaplain, US Army

1946-57           Schenevus

1957-52           Mill City – Falls

1962-63           Wilkes-Barre Parrish Street

1963                retired



 

BROWN, SAMUEL FRANKLIN    

 

Born: 7-29-1825  Dimock PA                         married: Alice S. Ely

Died: 11-13-1908  Selby SD                                      obit: [4/30/1827 – 12/5/1864]

                                                                                    married2: Sarah Jane Luce

1856    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference        obit2: [2/13/1839 – 11/10/1918]

1864    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference, recommended by Wyalusing

1866    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit: Dakota Conference 1908, 68

 

1856-57           Wyalusing

1857-64           not listed

1864-66           Wyalusing

1866-68           Brooklyn

1868-71           Tunkhannock

1871-73           Oxford

1873-74           Norwich

1874-75           Waverly

1875-79           superintendent, Owego District

1879-81           Plymouth PA

1881-84           Tunkhannock

1884-86           missionary to Dakota

                            1884-85  Aberdeen   

1885                charter member of Dakota Conference

1885-86           Bangor and LeBeau

1886-87           Bangor and Bowdle

1887-90           Bangor

1890-93           Campbell County

1893                retired



 

BROWN, WILLIAM

 

Born: 8-2-1878  Preston, England                              married: Agnes Gardner

Died: 11-14-1933                                                        obit:

 

?          license Primitive Methodist Church

 

Interment: Lower East Worcester Cemetery, East Worcester NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1934, 393

 

1923                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Church

1923-24           Oakland

1924-25           Coventry

1925-28           Centermoreland

1928-29           Mehoopany

1929-30           Smyrna

1930-31           West Exeter

1931-33           East Worcester

 

Note: William Brown is the father of William J. Brown.  He served as a local preacher.

 


 

BROWN, WILLIAM J.

 

Born: 4-3-1906                                                            married: Ivy Gwendolyn Marcy

Died: 11-25-1964                                                        obit:

 

1934    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Southern California – Arizona Conference1965, 260

 

1933-35           East Worcester (beginning 11/14/1933)

1935-37           Gouldsboro

1937-42           Milford

1942-43           Plains

1943-63           chaplain, US Army

1963                transfer to Southern California – Arizona Conference

1963-64           associate, North Hollywood First

1964                retired

 

Note: William J. Brown is the son of William Brown and continued the work at East Worcester following the death of his father.  Ivy Marcy (born c1908 in Hanover township, Luzerne County) and William Brown were students together (president and vice-president respectively of the Biblical Club) at Syracuse University and are pictured as such in the 1932 yearbook, page 341.


 

BROWNELL, E. BECKER

 

Born: 5-18-1888  West Cambridge NY                      married: Ethel Adelaide Stevens

Died: 1-5-1948  Chatham NJ                                      obit: [10/1887 –  9/1976]

 

1915    admitted on trial, Troy Conference

 

Interment: Morristown NJ

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1948, 1009

 

1913-15           Northbush

1915-17           Crescent

1917-20           Port Henry

1920-27           Saranac Lake

1927-28           Troy St. Mark’s

1928-29           on leave

1929                transfer to Genesee Conference

1929-31           Addison

1931-38           Wellsboro

1938-40           Buffalo Plymouth

1940                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1940-47           Endicott First

1947-47           sabbatical leave



 

BROWNING, RONALD WILLIAM

 

Born: 5-21-1941  Norwich NY                                   married: Ruth Carroll [6/19/1965]

Died: 5-6-1975                                                            obit: Wyoming Conference 1979, 251

 

1968    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Oneonta Plains Cemetery, Oneonta NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1973, 173

 

1963-68           Emmons

1968-70           student, Duke Divinity School

1970-72           Otego

1972-75           Wooster (ending 3/1975)

1975                located to enter secular employment  (beginning 3/1975)



 

BROWNLOW, K. GORDON

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

local preacher’s license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2004-10           Brookvale

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference



 

BROWNSCOMBE, HENRY

 

Born: 8-18-1817  Bridgrule, England             married: Sarah E. Overfield
Died: 4-30-1886  Wilkes-Barre PA                            obit: Wyoming Conference 1903, 113

 

1841    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment: Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1887, 68

 

1841-42           Springville

1842-43           Skinner’s Eddy

1843-44           Brooklyn

1844-46           Dundaff

1846-47           Vestal

1947-49           Bethany and Mount Pleasant

1849-51           Tunkhannock

1851-52           Providence

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-53           Providence

1853-54           Skinner’s Eddy

1854-55           Carbondale

1855-57           Wilkes-Barre Franklin Street

1857-59           New Troy

1859-61           Abington

1861-63           Providence

1863-67           superintendent, Wyalusing District

1867-69           Wilkes-Barre Franklin Street

1869-73           on leave

1873-76           Wilkes-Barre Parrish Street

1876-80           Parsons

1880-83           Plains and North Plains

1883-86           Wilkes-Barre Parrish Street

1886                financial agent, Centennial Fund

 

Note: A brief biography of Henry Brownscombe appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 164.



 

BRUCE, LORENA MARIE BAILEY

 

Born: 7-17-1916  Wilkensburg PA                                         married: Silvey Condell Bruce

Died: 11-14-1980  Margate FL                                               obit: Wyoming Conference 1991,329

 

1972    ordained deacon, Wyoming Conference

1976    ordained local elder, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Vestal Hills Memorial Park, Vestal NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1981, 194

 

1972-74           Nanticoke

1974-77           Litchfield, Lockwood and Barton

1977-80           Sanitaria Springs – Port Crane

1980                retired

 

Note: Lorena M. Bruce served as a local preacher.


 

BRUCE, S. DUANE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit: Wyoming Conference

 

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference

 

                        North West Texas Conference

1944                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1944                transfer to North West Texas Conference

 

 

Note:  S. Duane Bruce was received from the North West Texas Conference and transferred back to the North West Conference on the same day – see the 1945 journal, pages 729 and 730.


 

BRUNDLE, JOSHUA

 

Born: 5-6-1862  Suffolk County, England                 married: Mrs. Janice A. [Lucas] Asenath

Died: 10-11-1940                                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1937, 150

 

1894    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Dennison Cemetery, Forty Fort PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1941, 158

 

1893-94           Rockdale

1894-95           Harpursville

1895-96           Harpursville and Nineveh

1896-99           Masonville

1899-03           Davenport

1903-05           Lehman

1905-09           Askam

1909-13           Wilkes-Barre Bennett Memorial

1913-16           Wyalusing

1916-17           Dallas

1917-20           Luzerne

1920-29           Wyoming

1929-33           Wilkes-Barre Parrish Street

1933                retired

                            1936-37  Laflin

                            1937-40  Triangle

 

Note: The father of Joshua Brundle had been a local preacher in the Wesleyan, Primitive Methodist, and Methodist New Connection bodies for over 50 years.  The father of Mrs. Brundle, John Lucas, had been a local preacher in the Wesleyan body on the Isle of Man for 62 years.  A biographical sketch of Joshua Brundle appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 290.



BRUVOLD, GUNNAR BERG

 

Born: 4-25-1898 Norway                                            married: Ola Francis Herron

Died: 5-17-1971  CO                                                  obit: Rocky Mountain Conference 1972, 85

 

1930    admitted on trial, New Hampshire Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Rocky Mountain Conference 1971, 693

 

1930-32           Hinsdale

1932                transfer to Vermont Conference

1932-33           Isle LaMotte

1933-35           student, Drew Theological Seminary

1935-37           Wardsboro

1937                transfer to New York Conference

1037-38           Malden & Quarryville

1938-41           Ridgebury & Slate Hill

1941                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1941-43           Falls & Mill City

1943-46           chaplain, U.S. Army

1946-49           Lanesboro

1949                retired

1955                transfer to Colorado Conference

 

Note:  Gunnar Berg Bruvold was involved in a significant civil rights case when the U.S. government attempted to revoke his citizenship on the grounds that it was illegally granted in 1931 despite his refusal to promise to bear arms.


 

BRYAN, LINDA SUE

 

Born: 5-30-1943                                                          married: George F. Bryan [4/7/1964]

Died:                                                                           obit: [8/23/1941 – ]

 

1983    local preacher’s license, Warren Center

1998    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1998    ordained deacon

2007    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1983-89           Gibson Corners (ending 9/1/1989)

1989-94           Gibson Corners – Lounsberry (beginning 9/1/1989 and ending 3/24/1994)

1994-95           withdrew (beginning 3/24/1994)

1995-98           Milford

1998-05           Clifford

2005-09           Tompkinsville

2009-10           Noxen

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

BRYDEN, GARY D.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

local preacher’s license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1995-10           Gibson Corners (beginning 10/1/1995)

 

Note: Gary D. Bryden served as a local preacher.



 

BUCK, OWEN L.

 

Born: 3-6-1877  Cherryville PA                                  married: Gertrude Tressler

Died: 3-15-1929  Vestal NY                                      obit: [d. 1950]

 

1896    admitted on trial, East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

 

Interment: Vestal NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1929, 131

 

1896-97           Monroe and Paradise

1897-98           Wayne, Sparrowbush and Port Jervis

1898-99           Wayne

1899-02           Waller

1902-05           Penns Valley

1905-07           Cresswell

1907-09           Paradise [Maplewood]

1909                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1909-13           Uniondale

1913-15           Edmeston

1915-17           Mount Upton

1917-19           Bainbridge

1919-20           Bennett Memorial

1920-24           Avoca

1924-26           Newark Valley

1926-29           Vestal

 

Note: Owen L. Buck is a brother to Albert Wilson Buck (1858-1932) of the East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church.


 

BUCKINGHAM, HAROLD C.

 

Born: 9-15-1893  Plymouth PA                                  married: Dorothy Coats

Died: 10-20-1992                                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1984, 207

 

1920    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1924    ordained deacon

1926    ordained elder

 

Interment: body donated to science,

ashes interred at Buckingham Performing Arts Center at Wyoming Seminary, Kingston PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1993, 348

 

1920-23           student, Wesleyan University

1923-26           student, Boston University School of Theology

1926-28           Meshoppen

1928-30           associate, Wilkes-Barre First

1930-35           Unadilla

1935-38           West Pittston

1938-52           Oneonta First

1952-58           superintendent, Wilkes-Barre District

1958-61           Endicott First

1961-66           superintendent, Binghamton District

1966                retired

                            1966-67  president, Wyoming Seminary (beginning 9/66 and ending 11/67)

                            1969-      special assistant, Wyoming Seminary            



 

BUDDLE, DONALD THOMAS

 

Born: 1-5-1927  Scranton PA                         married: Edna Irene Fuller [2/6/1949]

Died: 8-12-2009  Sherburne NY                                obit: [3/13/1931 – ]

 

1947    license, Wyoming Conference

1950    admitted on trial, Central New York Conference

1953    ordained deacon, Central New York Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference

 

1947-49           Smyrna

1949-50           Pleasant Mount

1950                “transfer” to Central New York Conference

1950-53           Sodus Point

1953-55           Chemung

1955-62           on leave

    1955-58  Attica Presbyterian

    1958-59  high school teacher & Marathon Methodist

    1959-62  Hamden Presbyterian

1962                transfer to Troy Conference

1962-69           Peru Federated

1969                “transfer” to Presbyterian Church

1969-86           Kingston

1986-87           ?

1987-91           Canastota & Wampsville

1991-94           Hamden & Delancy

1994                retired

                            1994-95  Chesterfield SC

 

Note: Donald T. Buddle is a brother to Duane D. Buddle.


 

BUDDLE, DUANE D.

 

Born: 1-3-1942                                                            married: Linda Lee _____ [6/14/1980]

Died:                                                                           obit: [10/25/1949 – ]

 

1961    license, Wyoming Conference

1982    admitted on trial, New York Conference

1984    ordained deacon, New York Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference

 

1961-63           Emmons

1963-68           Sidney Center

1968-71           Thompson

1971-77           Newton

1977                “transfer” to Northern New Jersey Conference

1977-79           Gladstone

1979-80           Jersey City Trinity

1980                “transfer” to New York Conference

1980-82           Center Moriches

1982-90           Liberty

1990-99           Merrick

1999-14           Saugerties

2014                retired

 

Note: Duane D. Buddle is a brother to Doland T. Buddle.  He served in the Wyoming Conference as a local preacher.


 

BUFFTON, WILLIAM G.

 

Born: 3-28-1928                                                          married: Catherine  _____ [6/5/1948]

Died:                                                                           obit: [7/18/1925 – ]

 

1949    local preacher’s license, Philadelphia Conference

1969    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1969    ordained deacon

1971    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1949-50           Charleston (beginning 1/1950)

1950                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1950-53           Avoca – Yatesville

1953                transfer to North Dakota Conference

1953-54           Casselton – Wheatland

1954-58           Salem - Dazey

1958                transfer to Detroit Conference

1958-60           Clawson

1960-66           Deerfield – Petersburg

1966-67           on leave

1967                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1967-69           Jermyn

1968-71           Forest City

1971-77           Scranton St. Paul’s

1977-80           Hawleyton

1980-87           Newark Valley

1987-93           Beach Lake

1993                retired

                            1997-02  Dunmore (beginning 9/3/1997)

                            2004-05  Taylor

                            2010        transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

BUONO, JOHN WESLEY

 

Born: 9-2-1901                                                            married: Paula Orru

Died: 3-22-1976  Sayre PA                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 2007, 177

 

1924    admitted on trial, New England Conference

?          ordained deacon

1927    ordained elder

 

Interment: Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1976, 216

 

1927                transfer to West Wisconsin Conference

1929                transfer to Pittsburgh Conference

1960                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1960-64           Maine

1964-66           Pittston First and St. Paul

1966                retired

                            1966-69  Lockwood

                            1972-74  Lockwood

 

Note: Mrs. Buono is the daughter of John Orru (1879-1960) of the North-East Ohio Conference.


 

BURCH, RANDOLPH CLAYTON

 

Born: 7-23-1875  Baltimore MD                                married: Anna Fidelia Dale

Died: 1-25-1960                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1947, 728

 

1895    admitted on trial, Methodist Protestant Church

 

Interment: Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore MD

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1960, 253

 

1895-00           ?

1900-03           Daleville

1903-07           Pittston

1907-10           Daleville

1910                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1910-13           Waymart

1913-16           Factoryville

1916-19           Scranton Embury

1919-24           Scranton Providence

1924-25           Sayre

1925-30           Honesdale

1930-32           Worcester

1932                retired

 

Note: R. Clayton Burch graduated from Westminster Seminary and served Methodist Protest churches in northeastern Pennsylvania, but his name does not appear on the rolls of the Pennsylvania Conference. 


 

BURGESS, MARK ALAN

 

Born: 11-7-1953                                                          married: Ruth Ellen McAllister [5/25/1975]

Died:                                                                           obit: [5/22/1951 – ]

 

1977    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1981    ordained deacon, Virginia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference

 

1977-79           student

1979                transfer to Virginia Conference

1979-81           Mount Bethlehem

1981-85           Wayne Hills

1985-86           Peace

 

Note: Mark A. Burgess is married to Ruth E. Burgess.


 

BURGESS, RUTH ELLEN McALLISTER

 

Born: 5-22-1951                                                          married: Mark Allen Burgess [5/25/1975]

Died:                                                                           obit: [11/7/1953 – ]

 

1975    admitted on trial, Virginia Conference

1978    ordained deacon, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference

 

1975-77           student

1977                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1977-78           student

1978-79           Maple Grove

1979                transfer to Virginia Conference

1979-81           on leave

1981-82           student

1982-86           on leave

 

Note: Ruth E. Burgess is married to Mark A. Burgess.

 


 

BURGESS, THOMAS

 

Born: 11-15-1826  Newport Pagnell, England           married: Sarah Hill

Died: 11-30-1911                                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1894, 85

                                                                                    married2: Harriet Martha Pentecost

1846    exhorter’s license                                            obit2: Wyoming Conference 1930, 359

1847    local preacher’s license

1857    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1857    ordained deacon

1861    ordained elder

 

Interment: Kirkwood NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1912, 127

 

1856-57           Athens (beginning 10/1856)

1857-58           Spencer

1858-60           South Danby

1860-62           Flemingville

1862-64           Van Ettenville

1864-66           Caroline

1866-68           Vestal

1868-71           Maine

1871-74           North Fenton

1874-76           Kirkwood

1876-78           Castle Creek

1878-79           Willet

1879-81           Hawleyton

1881-83           Gibson and Harford

1883-85           Thompson

1885-87           Randolph

1887-88           Rush

1888-91           North Sanford

1891-92           retired

1892-94           Pleasant Mount

1894-95           Hale's Eddy

1895                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Thomas Burgess appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 291.



 

BURHYTE, ANDREW

 

Born: 8-13-1818                                                          married: Anne E. _____

Died:                                                                           obit: [5/6/1819 – 11/1/1891]

 

?          local preacher’s license, Flemingville

 

Interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer NY

Obit:

 

1865-66           Tioga

 

Note: Andrew Burhyte lived near Waverly NY and served as a local preacher.



 

BURKE, ALFRED RICKARD

 

Born: 6-27-1875  South New Berlin NY                    married: Fanny Havens Manning

Died: 3-15-1961                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1921, 113

                                                                                    married2: Ethel Elmendorf

1898    local preacher’s license                                    obit2: Wyoming Conference 1977, 242

1900    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Riverview Cemetery, Oxford NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1961, 215

 

1899-00           Port Crane

1900-03           Exeter

1903-05           Edmeston

1905-09           Dorranceton

1909-12           Scranton Myrtle Street

1912-16           Norwich

1916-18           Binghamton Chenango Street

1918-20           Scranton Simpson

1920-25           Binghamton Chenango Street

1925-28           Endicott First

1928-29           superintendent, Oneonta District

1929-34           superintendent, Binghamton District

1934-43           Binghamton, Chenango Street

1943-48           superintendent, Binghamton District

1948                retired

                            1948-56  Triangle

                            1956-57  Westover

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Alfred R. Burke appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 292.



 

BURKE, RICHARD H.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Linda McCluskey

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1999-01           Schenevus – Westford

 

Note: Richard H. Burke served as a local preacher.


 

BURKHOLDER, PHILIP A.

 

Born: 1935                                                                  married:

Died:                                                                           obit: Wyoming Conference

 

1960    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1960-61           Gibson

1961                discontinued