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FAULKNER, JOHN ALFRED

 

Born: 7-11-1857  Grand Pre, Nova Scotia                 married: Helen M. Underwood

Died: 9-6-1931                                                            obit: Wyoming Conference 1946, 445

 

Interment: Forty Fort Cemetery, Forty Fort PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1932, 800

           

1882-84           Beach Lake

1884-85           Yatesville

1885-87           Scranton Court Street

1887-92           Taylorville

1892-94           Great Bend

1894-98           Binghamton Chenango Street (ending 9/1/97)

1897-31           faculty, Drew Theological Seminary (beginning 0/1/97)

 

Note: John A. Faulkner has made many scholarly contributions, most notably a revision of Hurst’s History of the Christian Church.   A biographical sketch of John A. Faulkner appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 320.



 

FAUX, NORMAN [TED]

 

Born:                                                                           married: Holly Edwards
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1994    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1995    ordained deacon

1997    ordained elder

 

Interment: 
Obit:

 

1986-90           Courtdale

1990-92           Tremont, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference (ending 7/31/1992)

1992-95           associate, Elm Park (beginning 8/1/1992)

1995-02           Waverly

2002-04           Waverly – Factoryville

2004-08           Chinchilla

2008-10           Lake Ariel

 

Note: Mrs. Faux is the daughter of James E. Edwards.


 

FINCH, ADELBERT D.

 

Born: 6-26-1870  Toddsville NY                                married: Nellie M. Bliss

Died: 10-22-1942                                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1935, 643

 

1889    local preacher’s license

1894    ordained local deacon

1898    ordained local elder

1900    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Fly Creek Valley Cemetery, Otsego County NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1943, 612

 

1892-97           Exeter,West Exeter & Schuyler Lake

1897-05           Hartwick

1905-10           Edmeston

1910-17           Worcester

1917-24           Sidney

1924-31           Athens

1931                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Adelbert D. Finch appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 322.



 

FINNEY, ALAN L.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Della _____
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1976    license

 

Interment: 
Obit:

 

1976-85           Brookvale

1985-02           Franklin Forks

                            1997-99  Brookvale (beginning 11/2/1997)

2002                retired

                            2002-05  Franklin Forks

 

Note: Alan L. Finney served as a local preacher.


FISHER, GILBERT D.

 

Born: 2-21-1867  Brooklyn NY                                  married: Martha J. Young

Died: 3-8-1943                                                            obit:

 

1896    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit: New York Conference 1943, 419

 

1896-97           Union Center

1897-99           Franklin Forks

1899-02           Harford PA

1902-04           Apalachin

1904                transfer to New York Conference, page 71

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Gilbert D. Fisher appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 323.



 

FISK, WESLEY CHAPIN

 

Born: 9-30-1841 Burlington NY                                married: Frances J. Firman

Died: 8-9-1876  Jackson PA                                       obit:

 

1875    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: 
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1877, 35

 

1873-75           Schuyler’s Lake

1875-76           Pleasant Valley

 

Note:  A brief biography of Wesley C. Fisk appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 184.  Mrs. Fisk later married a Frank Hecocks {also given as Hitchcox] and moved west.



 

FISKE, JOSEPH A.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Sarita _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

                                                                                   

1947    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference:

?          ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1946-48           Maple Grove

1948-50           Skinner’s Eddy

1950-53           New Berlin NY

1953-58           Greene – Coventry

1958-61           Ashley

1961-68           Oneonta Elm Park

1968-75           withdrew

1975                retired

                             1975-79  West Exeter

                             1979-91  Sand Hill

                             2008        no longer listed


 

FLEMING, CAROL A.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Scott Loomer
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

?          ordained, Presbyterian Church USA

 

Interment: 
Obit:

 

2005-10           Kingston Church of Christ Uniting (beginning 1/5/2005)

2010                “transfer” to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change


FLINT, THOMAS A.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Janine _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

                                                                                   

1998    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1998-01           Nanticoke

 

Note: Thomas A. Flint served as a local preacher.


 

FLOHR, LEROY W.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Joyce _____
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

 

1961    admitted on trial, Central Pennsylvania Conference EUB

1966    re-admitted on trial, Central Pennsylvania Conference EUB

 

Interment: 
Obit:

 

1960-62           Bryansville

1962-64           Lycoming (did not finish second year)

1964-66           withdrew

1966-70           West Nanticoke Calvary and Ransom

1970                transfer to Wyoming Conference by boundary change

1970-73           West Nanticoke Calvary

1973-85           Union Center

1985-96           Nimmonsburg

1996                retired

    2010  charter member Upper New York Conference


FLORY, SIMON H.

 

Born: 4-29-1866  Stroudsburg PA                              married: Jessica Crowley

Died: 4-9-1956                                                            obit: Ohio Conference 1948, 236

 

1888    local preacher’s license, Philadelphia Conference

1893    ordained deacon, Philadelphia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Ohio Conference 1956, 297

 

1891-93           Richboro and Penn’s Park

1893                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1893-94           Flemingville

1894-96           Rome

1896-98           Apalachin

1898-00           Harford NY

1900-02           Choconut Center

1902-05           Plymouth

1905-08           New Berlin NY

1908-09           Chenango Forks and North Fenton

1909                transfer to East Ohio Conference, page 77

 

Note: Simon H. Flory is the son of William Siselach Flory (1828-1901), a local preacher in the Philadelphia Conference for about 30 years.  A biographical sketch of Simon H. Flory appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 319.



 

FLOYD, LYMAN C.

 

Born: 3-11-1836  Chemung NY                                 married: Katherine H. Kennedy

Died: 4-9-1916                                                            obit: Wyoming Conference 1937, 152

 

1857    exhorter’s license

1862    local preacher’s license

1862    admitted on trial

1864    ordained deacon

1866    ordained elder

 

Interment: Forty Fort PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1916, 114

 

1862-63           Lackawaxen

1863-65           Windsor

1865-66           Mount Pleasant

1866-69           Candor

1869-72           Wilkes-Barre Ross Street

1872-75           Binghamton Centenary

1875-77           Scranton Adams Avenue

1877-81           superintendent, Chenango District

1881-83           Scranton Providence

1883-86           Carbondale

1886-89           Plymouth PA

1889-91           Carbondale

1891-96           Scranton Simpson

1896-02           superintendent, Binghamton District

1902-06           Nanticoke

1906-09           Waverly PA

1909-11           superintendent, Binghamton District

1911-12           on leave

1912                retired

 

Note: Mrs. Floyd is a sister to Mrs. George Forsyth.  A biographical sketch of Lyman C. Floyd appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 321.



 

FOLK, CAROL J.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2010    license

 

Interment: 
Obit:

 

2009-10           Loyalville

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

Note: Carol J. Folk served as a local preacher.


FORSYTH, GEORGE

 

Born: 1-26-1835  Gateshead, England                       married: Julia Kennedy

Died: 5-6-1916  Avalon PA                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1944, 852

 

1862    local preacher’s license

1867    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Owego NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1917, 113

 

1867-71           faculty, Wyoming Seminary

1871-72           Gibson and Jackson

1872                transfer to East Main Conference

1873-82           principal, East Maine Conference Seminary

1881                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1881-84           Susquehanna

1884-87           Owego

1887-90           Scranton Providence

1890-95           Nanticoke

1895-01           superintendent, Owego District

1901-03           Binghamton Chenango Street

1903-07           on leave

1907                retired

 

Note: This surname is sometimes rendered FORSYTHE.  Mrs. Forsyth is a sister to Mrs. Lyman C. Floyd.  A biographical sketch of George Forsyth appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 322.



 

FORTUNA-BLAKE, GLADYS

 

Born:                                                                           married: Gerald Blake
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1991    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1995    ordained deacon

 

Interment: 
Obit:

 

1991-95           Waverly PA

1995-98           Scranton St. Paul’s

1998-03           Hancock Emory

2003-10           Daleville

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

Note: Gerald Blake is an ordained member of the Susquehanna Conference.


FOX, HUBBARD

                                  

Born: 3-1-1818  Sherburne NY                                  married: Sally Maria Finch
Died: 11-19-1892  Norwich NY                                 obit: Wyoming Conference 1895, 88

 

1855    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment:  Mount Hope Cemetery, Norwich NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1893, 84

 

1855-56           Borodino

1856-57           Amber

1857-58           Preble

1858-60           West Eaton

1860-61           Fayetteville

1861-63           Pratt’s Hollow

1863-65           Fabius

1865-66           Cardiff

1866-68           New Woodstock

1868-69           Westford

1869                transfer to Wyoming Conference by boundary change

1869-70           Westford

1870-71           Schenevus

1871-72           Whitney’s Point

1872-73           Marathon

1873-75           Sherburne

1875-77           Smyrna

1877-78           on leave

1878                retired

 

Note:  A brief biography of Hubbard Fox appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 184.



 

FRALICK, RONALD E.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Jo Ann _____
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

?          ordained, American Baptist Convention

 

Interment: 
Obit:

 

1992-10           Middlefield NY

2010                charter member Upper New York Conference

Note: Ronald E. Fralick served in the Wyoming Conference as an ordained Baptist minister..


FRANCE, HENRY HAINES

 

Born: 1-5-1798  Schoharie NY                                   married: Hannah Moak [3/8/1818]

Died: 9-?-1867  Minden NY                                      obit:

 

Interment: Freysbush Cemetery, Minden NY

Obit:

 

1865-66           South Danby

 

Note: Henry H. France served as a local preacher.  It is reported that his brother David H. France also served as a local preacher, and that seven other France brothers were Methodist class leaders.


 

FRANK, LEON H. JR.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Dorothy _____
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1975    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1981    ordained deacon

 

Interment: 
Obit:

 

1965-71           Nanticoke

1971-79           Endicott Wesley

1979-89           Vestal Calvary

1989                retired

                            1993-95  Nanticoke NY (beginning 1/1/1993)

                            1997-01  Thompson

                            2001-08  Lake Como (beginning 9/1/2001)

    2010       charter member Upper New York Conference


FREAR, CHARLES ALFRED

 

Born: 1-23-1876  Unadilla NY                                   married: J. Blanche Every

Died: 6-8-1913  Unadilla NY                                     obit:

 

1905    ordained deacon

1907    ordained elder

 

Interment: Unadilla NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1914, 101

 

1903-06           Cooperstown Junction

1906-07           Willett

1907-09           Smyrna

1909-13           Portlandville and Cooperstown Junction

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Charles A. Frear appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 323.



 

FREDERICK, ROGER L.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Carolyn _____
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1997    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1998    ordained deacon

2000    ordained elder

 

Interment: 
Obit:

 

1997-00           North Fenton

2000-06           Newton

2006-10           Vestal Center

2010                charter member Upper New York Conference by boundary change



 

FRISBY, WILLIAM

 

Born: 9-29-1852  Cottesmore, England                      married: Jennie L. Morris

Died: 1-28-1906  Bainbridge NY                               obit: Wyoming Conference 1943, 616

 

1884    local preacher’s license, Hedding NY

1885    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Sidney NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1906, 110

 

1885-87           Stoddartsville

1887-89           New Berlin NY and Columbus

1889-93           Guilford

1893-94           Whitney's Point

1894-97           Oxford

1897-99           Taylor

1899-03           Sidney

1903-05           Binghamton Clinton Street

1905-06           Bainbridge

 

Note: Following the death of Rev. Frisby, Mrs. Frisby married Theodore Clark (1844-1916) of the New York East Conference; Cahaffee gives her maiden name as NORRIS.  A biographical sketch of William Frisby appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 324.



 

FULLER, MOSES D.

 

Born: 9-6-1845  Wantage NJ                                      married: Joanna Hoel

Died: 9-25-1928  Orlando FL                                     obit: Wyoming Conference 1933, 171

 

1868    local preacher’s license, Dingman’s Choice of the Newark Conference

1869    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando FL

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1929, 129

 

1868-70           Paupack

1870-71           Herrick Center

1871-74           Hale's Eddy

1874-77           Tallmansville [Lake Como]

1877-80           Damascus

1880-83           Skinner's Eddy

1883-86           Ashley

1886-90           Wyoming

1890-95           Scranton Providence

1895-00           Owego

1900-05           Jermyn

1905-10           superintendent, Honesdale District

1910-12           Norwich

1912                retired

 

Note: Moses D. Fuller is the father of Floyd E. Fuller (1872-1899) of the St. John’s River Conference.  The obituary for Mrs. Fuller lists her given name as Joanno.  A biographical sketch of Moses D. Fuller appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 324.



 

FULTON. SILAS CLARK       

 

Born: 7-8-1847  Wallace, Nova Scotia                       married: Mary Emma Oakes

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1871    local preacher’s license, Vermont Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1870-72           Frederickton, New Brunswick

1872-73           Marysville, New Brunswick

1873-74           Bradford VT

1874                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference

1874-75           Unadilla

1875-76           Plymouth PA

1876-78           Nichols

1878-80           Oxford

1880-82           Pittston

1882-84           Wilkes-Barre Central

1884-86           financial agent, Centennial Endowment

1886-87           Scranton Providence

1887-90           on leave

1890                retired

                            1896  withdrew

 

Note: Silas C. Fulton is the brother of Rev. Jotham McCully Fulton of the Wesleyan connection and a cousin to Mr. Silas Fulton, the first man married [1894] in Scranton’s new Elm Park church.



 

FUREY, BEVERLY M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment: 
Obit:

 

2003-08           Schenevus NY

 

Note: Beverly M. Furey served as a local preacher.


 

FUREY, THOMAS MAY

 

Born: 5-21-1860  Springville PA                                married: Martha Anna Wilson

Died: 10-18-1948                                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1935, 645

 

1881    exhorter’s license, Haddington in the Philadelphia Conference

1883    local preacher’s license, Loyalsock in the Central Pennsylvania Conference

1883    admitted on trial, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Huntersville, Lycoming County PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1949, 536

 

1882-83           Fairfield, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1883-84           Vienna, Virginia Conference

1884                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1884-86           Fairdale

1886-87           Oakland

1887-88           Union Center

1888-91           Lake Como

1891-92           Thompson

1892-95           Yatesville

1895-96           Wanamie

1896-98           Rendham [Old Forge] Stewart Memorial

1898-02           Mountain Top

1902-04           Yatesville

1904-18           Children’s Home Society of Pennsylvania

1918-21           Hamlin

1921-23           mission pastor, Scranton Court Street

1923-27           Harford PA

1927-33           Scranton West Park

1933                retired

 

Note: Thomas M. Furey is the author of the hymn “Shall I wait?”  A biographical sketch of Thomas M. Furey appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 325.



 

FURMAN, EDWARD K.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Betty Lou _____
Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1986    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1989    ordained deacon

 

Interment: 
Obit:

 

1982-87           Lake Como

1987-89           Jermyn (ending 10/31/1989)

1989-97           Zimbabwe Annual Conference (beginning 11/1/1989 and ending 12/31/1996)

1997                retired (beginning 1/1/1997)

     2010  transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change