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EASTMAN ALFRED

                                  

Born: 7-3-1832  Quinton NY                                     married: Jane A. Keller
Died: 1916                                                                  obit: [1835-1907]

 

1889    local preacher’s license

1896    ordained local deacon

 

Interment:  Floral Park Cemetery, Johnson City NY
Obit:

 

1887-88           West Smyrna Free Will Baptist

1888-89           West Smyrna Free Will Baptist and Otselic Center

1889                joins Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1889-94           Oakland 

1894-95           ?

1895-98           Hawleyton

1898-02           Uniondale

1902-05           South Canaan

1905                retired, page 64

 

Note:  Alfred Eastman is the father of Nettie A. Eastman Taylor, wife of Fred P. Taylor.  Alfred Eastman served as a local preacher.  He is mentioned on page vi of Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference.



 

EASTWOOD, M. JON

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2000-03           Cortez

2003-10           Scranton St. Paul’s and Throop

 

Note: M. Jon Eastwood served as a local preacher.



 

ECKERSLEY, LINDA K.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2007-09           West Nicholson

2009-10           Scranton Court Street

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Linda K. Eckersley served as a local preacher.


 

ECKERT, ALEXANDER BLAKE

 

Born: 8-1-1820  Shawangunk NY                              married: Maria Jane McCord [5/1840]

Died: 8-31-1883  Smithboro NY                                obit: [3/9/1817 – 12/9/1905]

 

c1847  local preacher’s license, East New York Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1884, 59

 

                        Bloomingburg

                        Burlingame

                        transfer” to Wyoming Conference

                        Litchfield

                        Hornbrook

                        Shepherd’s Creek

1870-71           North Tioga

                        Harford

                        West Danby

                        Paupack

1881-82           Preston

 

Note: A.B. Eckert served as a local preacher.


 

ECKMAN, GEORGE PECK

 

Born: 1-8-1860                                                            married:
Died: 6-28-1929                                                          obit:

 

license

 

Interment: 
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1921, 101

 

 

Note: George Peck Eckman is the son of John G. Eckman.



 

ECKMAN. JOHN G.

 

Born: 10-7-1836  Sunbury PA                                    married: Margaret Louisa Hile
Died: 8-10-1898  Scranton PA                                   obit: Wyoming Conference 1918, 130

 

1860    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1862    ordained deacon, page 14

1864    ordained elder

 

Interment:  Dunmore Cemetery, Dunmore PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1899,101

 

1859-60           Stoddartsville and Jenkins

1860-61           Stoddartsville

1861-63           Lehman

1863-65           Plymouth PA

1865-66           Northmoreland

1866-69           Woodville [Wilkes-Barre Ross Street]

1869-72           Waverly PA

1872-73           Ashley

1873-77           superintendent, Chenango District

1877-80           Scranton Adams Avenue

1880-84           superintendent, Binghamton District

1884-87           West Pittston

1887-92           Kingston

1892-93           Honesdale

1893-98           superintendent, Wyoming District

 

Note: John G. Eckman is the father of George Peck Eckman.   A brief biography of John G. Eckman appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 179.



 

EDGAR, WILLIAM

 

Born: 2-24-1855  New York NY                                married: Mary E. Rogers
Died: 3-6-1902                                                            obit: Wyoming Conference 1901, 103

 

1875    exhorter’s license

1876    local preacher’s license

1878    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: 
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1902, 97

 

1877-78           Mountain Top

1878-79           Decatur

1879-81           Morris

1881-82           North Abington

1882-84           Bethany

1884-87           Worcester

1887-91           Dunmore

1891-95           Carbondale

1895-00           Scranton Providence

1900-02           Owego

 

Note: A brief biography of William Edgar appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 180.



 

EDWARDS, JAMES E.

 

Born: 12-8-1929  Carbondale PA                               married: Marion M. Sydoriak

Died: 9-28-2011                                                          obit:

 

1963    license, recommended by Dickson City

1965    ordained deacon

1967    ordained elder

 

Interment: Valley View Memorial Park, Montdale PA

Obit: Susquehanna Conference 2012, 293

 

1963-69           Lanesboro

1969-78           West Nanticoke

1978-81           Avoca – Moosic

1981-87           Avoca – Duryea

1987-92           Plymouth

1992                retired

                            1992       Carbondale (11/1–12/31)

                            1993       Ransom  (1/1–2/28)

                            1993       Maple Grove (3/1–6/30_

                            1993-94  Harpursville (beginning 10/23/1993)

                            1994-02  Nicholson

    2010        transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: James E. Edwards is the father of Holly Edwards Faux, wife of Norman Faux.



 

EDWARDS, WALTER A.

 

Born: 11-6-1866  Pike’s Creek PA                             married: Stella May Smith

Died: 1949 PA                                                            obit:

 

1895    local preacher’s license, Wilkes-Barre Central

1899    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1899-00           Lackawaxen

1900                transfer to Colorado Conference

1900                Merino

                        Brighton

                        Denver Merritt Memorial

1902                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1902-04           Moosic (beginning 9/1/02)

1904-07           general secretary, YMCA in Coatesville PA

1907                located, page 75

 

Note: Walter A. Edwards is the son of local preacher William Henry Edwards [no appointment record] and a nephew to Philip M. Mott.  After leaving the Conference, he appears to have continued working for the YMCA.  A biographical sketch of Walter A. Edwards appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 315.



 

EIDAM, JOHN R.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Elaine _____
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1967    admitted on trial, Central Pennsylvania Conference: recommended by Shamokin Lincoln Street

1967    ordained deacon

1969    ordained elder

 

Interment: 
Obit:

 

1967-69           student

1969-91           dean of admissions, Wyoming Seminary

1991                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1991-10           dean of admissions, Wyoming Seminary

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change


ELDRIDGE, ENOCH P.

 

Born: 5-27-1831  North Pitcher NY                           married: Sarah Hutchings
Died: 3-31-1900  Choconut Center NY                     obit: [d. 1878]

                                                                                    married2: Lucy Chaplin

1854    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference                                    obit2: [d. 1881]

                                                                                    married3: Anna E. Kirkendall

Interment: Pitcher NY                                                            obit3:
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1900, 115

 

1854-55           Harford

1855-56           New Hope

1856-57           East Homer

1857-58           Amber

1858-60           Summer Hill

1860-62           Freetown

1862-64           Eldridge

1864-66           Cayuga

1866-69           Slaterville

1869                transfer to Wyoming Conference by boundary change

1869-72           Nichols

1872-75           Great Bend

1875-77           Mount Upton

1877-78           Greene

1878-80           agent, Honesdale Church

1880-81           Dunmore

1881-82           Peckville

1882-84           Danby

1884-86           Speedsville

1886-89           Rome

1889-92           Fairdale

1892-97           Maine

1897-99           Choconut Center

 

Note: A brief biography of Enoch Eldridge appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 181.



 

ELLER, PEGGI

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: 
Obit:

 

2008-09           associate, Endwell

2009-10           Mount Upton

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference


ELLIS, ALLYSON

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2009    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: 
Obit:

 

2009-10           New Berlin NY

2010                charter member Upper New York Conference


ELLIS, BENJAMIN

 

Born: c1789  Tioga NY                                              married: Abigail Parker
Died: 9-13-1871  Nichols NY                                    obit: [1795 – 6/27/1857]

 

1829    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment: Ellistown/Emory Cemetery, Tioga County NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1872, 37

 

1829-31           Wyoming

1831-33           Brooklyn

1833-35           Bridgewater

1835-36           Canaan

1836-37           Wyalusing

1837-39           Pike

1839-41           Pittston

1841-42           Dundaff

1842-43           Barton

1843-44           Flemingville

1844-46           McDonough

1846-47           Lisle

1847-52           on leave

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-59           on leave

                            1852-53  Van Nettenville and Spencer

                            1853-54  North Danby

                            1856-57  North Danby                       

1859                retired

 

Note: A brief biography of Benjamin Ellis appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 182.



 

ELLSWORTH, HERBERT LINCOLN

 

Born: 1-13-1865  LeRaysville PA                              married: May Pembleton

Died: 8-11-1911                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1939, 591

 

1884    local preacher’s license, Kingston

1889    ordained local deacon

 

Interment: Riverside Cemetery, Nichols NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1912, 122

 

1884-88           student, Kingston Seminary

1888-89           student, Drew Theological Seminary

1889-90           Newark Valley

1890-92           student, Syracuse University

1892-94           Little Meadows

1894-97           Nichols

1897-99           Meshoppen

1899-00           conference evangelist

1900-02           Alderson

1902-06           Ashley

1906-08           Nanticoke

1908-10           Norwich

1910-11           assistant, Binghamton Centenary

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Herbert L. Ellsworth appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 316.  The obituary for Mrs. Ellsworth identifies her (incorrectly?) as the former Mary F. Pambleton.



 

ELWELL, KING

 

Born: 1813  Factoryville PA                                       married: Catherine Bull
Died: 1-16-1885                                                          obit: [d. 2/26/1902]

 

1835    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment: Hope Cemetery, Newark Valley NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1885, 55

 

1835-37           Wyalusing

1837-38           Lanesboro

1838-40           Bridgewater

1840-41           Northmoreland

1841-43           Pike

1843-45           Newfield

1845-47           Broome

1847-49           North Danby

1849-51           Spencer

1851-52           Barton

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-54           on leave

1854-58           located

                            1856-58  South Danby

1858-60           Spencer

1860-64           superintendent, Binghamton District

1864-67           Newark

1867-68           North Danby

1868-69           Brooklyn

1869-71           Montrose

1871-72           Herrick

1872                retired

 

Note: King Elwell is the father of Stephen Elwell.  A brief biography of King Elwell appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 182.



 

ELWELL, STEPHEN

 

Born: 3-26-1839  Springville PA                                married: Eleanor Reed
Died: 3-11-1892  Yatesville PA                                 obit: Wyoming Conference 1917, 124

 

1862    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1864    ordained deacon

1866    ordained elder

 

Interment: 
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1892, 96

 

1862-63           Springville

1863-65           Gibson

1865-67           Great Bend and New Milford

1867-68           Chenango

1868-70           Rome

1870-72           Fairdale

1872-75           LeRaysville

1875-78           Carverton

1878-81           Mehoopany

1881-84           Lackawanna

1884-87           Dunmore

1887-88           Avoca

1888-89           Plains

1889-91           Scranton Hampton Street

1891-92           Yatesville

 

Note: Stephen Elwell is the son of King Elwell.  A brief biography of Stephen Elwell appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 183.



 

EMHOF, ROBERT

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1993                withdrew 10/22/1993

 

Note: Robert Emhof served as a local pastor.



 

EMORY, BENJAMIN B.

 

Born: 6-24-1828  Huntingdon PA                              married: Mary Blackman

Died: 2-20-1872  New Orleans LA                            obit:

 

1854    admitted on trial, East Genesee Conference

1858    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1853-54           Newport, Wyoming Conference

1854                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1854-55           Hawley

1855-57           Nicholson

1857-59           Montrose

1859-61           Tunkhannock

1863                located

 

Note: Benjamin B. Emory appears to have gone on to serve Methodist Episcopal churches in the Washington DC area.  Strangely, for 1854-58 he is listed neither as a deacon nor as remaining on trial.



 

ESTES, IRA C.

 

Born: 4-17-1856  Garrattsville, NY                            married: Agnes C. Renwick [10/5/1881]

Died: 2-?-1936  Syracuse PA                                     obit: [5/27/1853 – 1/1/1926]

 

1884    exhorter’s license

1887    local preacher’s license

1889    admitted on trial

1891    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1889-91           North Fenton and New Ohio

1891-93           McDonough

1893-98           Harford NY

1898-02           Damascus

1902-06           Vestal

1906-08           East Worcester

1908-13           on leave

1913-14           Fly Creek

1914                located, page 61

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Ira C. Estes appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 316. 



 

EVA, THOMAS

 

Born: 7-16-1850 Relubbus Lane, England                 married: Rose Williams

Died: 10-10-1923  Kingston PA                                 obit: [d. 7/14/1883]

                                                                                    married2: Julia Rutt

1875    local preacher’s license,                                   obit2: Wyoming Conference 1925, 150

                        Primitive Methodist Church

1881    license, Primitive Methodist Church

 

Interment: Dennison Cemetery, Forty Fort PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1924, 133

 

1881-83           Danville

1883-85           Jeddo

1885-87           St. Clair

1887-89           Seek

1889-91           Parsons

1891                transfer to Wyoming Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church

1891-94           Edmeston

1894-97           Harford PA

1897-00           Fairdale

1900-02           Auburn

1902-06           Waymart

1906-08           Pleasant Mount

1908-11           Duryea

1911-13           West Nanticoke

1913-14           Mountaintop

1914-17           Larksville

1917-19           Askam

1919                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Thomas Eva appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 317.



 

EVANS, DAVID

 

Born: 7-11-1867  Llanidloes, Wales                           married: Mary Reed

Died: 12-3-1943                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1912, 134

                                                                                    married2: Hattie Albertson

1889    local preacher’s license                                    obit2: Genesee Conference 1949, 337

1893    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Nondaga Cemetery, Bath NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1944, 111

 

1889-90           Falls

1890-95           Narrowsburg

1895-97           Uniondale

1897-03           Sterling

1903-09           Dallas

1909-13           Wilkes-Barre Parrish Street

1913                transfer to Michigan Conference, page 62

1913-17           Jackson Haven

1917                transfer to Genesee Conference

1917-20           Bath Centenary

1921-24           Buffalo Humboldt Parkway

1924-30           retired

1930-31           Conesus

1931-42           field secretary, Buffalo City and Erie County Bible Society

1942                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of David Evans appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 318.



 

EVANS, ZIBA

 

Born: 5-25-1835  Nichols NY                                                married: Emeline Lane

Died: 1-31-1921  Owego NY                                     obit: Wyoming Conference 1891, 81

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Keturah Deyo

1872    exhorter’s                                                        obit2: Wyoming Conference 1920, 116

1872    license local preacher’s license

1874    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Candor NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1921, 103

 

1874-77           Harford

1877-80           South Danby

1880-82           Spencer

1882-85           North Tioga

1885-88           North Barton

1888-89           Harford

1889-90           on leave

1890-91           North Tioga

1891-93           South Danby

1893-94           on leave

1894-96           Tioga

1896                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Ziba Evans appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 318.  The first husband of the second Mrs. Evans, nee Dykeman, was a Mr. Judson Deyo.



 

EVERETT, NOBLE WARREN

 

Born: 2-20-1827  Wareham MA                                 married: Abby Ann H. Sherman [6/15/1857]

Died: 5-8-1906  Wareham MA                                   obit: [4/5/1828 – 12/23/1878]

                                                                                    married2: Harriet Jackson Packard [6/15/1881]

1857    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference        obit2: [7/26/1860 – 1/23/1897]

1859    ordained deacon

1861    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1857-59           Mount Pleasant

1859-61           Woodville

1861-62           Lackawanna

1862-63           located

1863-65           Susquehanna

1865-67           Scranton

 

1869                located

 

Note: N. Warren Everett served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives and is the author of the 1898 book Sons of Wareham [Massachusetts].