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LaBAR, JOHN

                                  

Born: 11-5-1824  Pittston PA                         married: Mary A. Ruggles
Died: 9-18-1897  Wyoming PA                                  obit: Wyoming Conference 1905, 117

 

1850    exhorter’s license

1853    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1855    ordained deacon

1857    ordained elder

 

Interment: Forty Fort Cemetery, Forty Fort PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1898, 94

 

1853-56           Newton

1856-58           Northmoreland

1858-60           Trucksville

1860-62           Newton

1862-64           Nicholson

1864-66           Wyoming

1866-69           Carverton

1869-72           Plymouth

1872-75           Lackawanna

1875-77           Dunmore

1877-80           Forty Fort

1880                retired

                            1885-86  Plymouth (2nd part)

 

Note:  A brief biography of John LaBar appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 296.



 

LAMPIERI, P. S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1914    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1914                transfer to Troy Conference

 


 

LANDMESSER, ARTHUR HILGERT

 

Born: 1-15-1892                                                          married: Abbie Wager

Died: 10-24-1978                                                        obit: Troy Conference 1979, 1102

 

1921    admitted on trial

1923    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit: Troy Conference 1979, 1097

 

1921-24           Coventry – Union Valley

1924-27           Hartwick

1927                transfer to Troy Conference

 


 

LANDON, GEORGE    

 

Born: 12-4-1816  Wyoming County PA                     married: Sarah Ann Lum

Died: 6-16-1904  Camptown PA                                obit: [4/12/1817 – 8/?/1860]

                                                                                    married2: Catharine Smith

1841    admitted on trial, New England Conference  obit2: [5/15/1830 – 10/27/1907]

 

Interment: Camptown Cemetery, Camptown PA

Obit:

 

1855                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference

1855-59           superintendent, Wyalusing District

1859-60           Wyalusing

1860-61           on leave

                            1860-61  Wyalusing

1861                located

 

Note: George Landon is the namesake of George Landon Collyer (1847-1917) of the New England Conference.  This is not the George Landon (1815-1896) who was a brother to Clarissa Landon Smith (1807-1889), wife of Erastus Smith.

 


 

LANDRY, JOHN

 

Born: 4-25-1862                                                          married: Katherine Merrifield

Died: 4-7-1926                                                            obit: Troy Conference 1949, 160

 

1890    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Sand Lake Union Cemetery, Sand Lake NY

Obit: Troy Conference 1926, 251

 

 

 


 

LANE, GEORGE

 

Born: 4-13-1784  Kingston NY                                  married: Sarah Harvey

Died: 5-6-1859                                                            obit: [d. 11/11/1832]

                                                                                    married2: Lydia Bunting

1805    admitted on trial, Philadelphia Conference    obit2:

1807    ordained deacon

1809    ordained elder

 

Interment: Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre PA

Obit: New Jersey Conference 1860, 48

 

1804-05           Tioga circuit

1805-06           Scipio NY

1806-07           Pompey NY

1807-08           Accomac VA

1808-09           Holland Purchase mission NY

1809-10           Wyoming PA (did not finish the year)

1810                charter member of Genesee Conference

1810-19           located, operated a store in Wilkes-Barre

1819-23           superintendent, Susquehanna District

1823-24           Wyoming

1824-25           superintendent, Ontario District

1825-34           located, operated a store in Berwick

1834-36           superintendent, Susquehanna District            (Oneida Conference, formed in 1829)

1836-40           assistant book agent, Methodist Episcopal Church

1840-52           book agent, Methodist Episcopal Church

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852                retired

                            1853  transfer to New Jersey Conference

 

Note: George Lane is reported to have been a spiritual mentor of Joseph Smith who was instrumental in leading him in interpreting the visions that led to the formation of the Mormon denomination.  An account of his life from this perspective in given in the 1969 article “Reverend George Lane – Good ‘Gifts,’ Much ‘Grace,’ and Marked ‘Usefulness’” by Larry C. Porter.  His father was the founder of Lanesboro, Susquehanna County.  A popular and effective preacher and administrator, George Lane was the namesake of numerous persons, including George Lane Griffing.



 

LANTON. RPBERT E. JR.

 

Born: 2-13-1931                                                          married: Dorothy Hutchinson

Died: 8-31-2000                                                          obit:

 

1954    license

1964    admitted on trial

1964    ordained deacon

1967    ordained elder

 

Interment: Chenango Valley Cemetery, Binghamton NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 2001, 196

 

1954-61           Kirkwood (beginning 5/23/1954)

1961-64           Edmeston

1964-67           student, Colgate-Rochester Divinity School

1967-72           Factoryville

1972-75           Scranton Simpson

1976-83           Scranton Simpson – West Park

1983-90           Vestal Center

1990-94           Whitney Point

1994                retired

                            1994-98  Schenevus (ending 2/1/1998)

 


 

LAPPEUS, JOSEPH C.

                                  

Born: 1875                                                                  married: Perle Thurber
Died: 9-20-1968                                                          obit: [1877 - 1963]

 

1898    ordained, Baptist Church

 

Interment: Schenevus Cemetery, Schenevus NY
Obit:

 

 

1897-99           First Baptist, Summit NY

1912                Calvary Baptist, Binghamton

1917                received into Wyoming Conference ME on credentials from the Baptist Church

1917-19           Whitney Point

1919                withdrew, page 56

 

Note:  Joseph C. Lappeus is the son of Baptist preacher Rev. Daniel P. Lappeus (1845-1931), serving in Schenevus NY when Joseph entered the ministry.



 

LARISH, DAVID

 

Born: 1-5-1830                                                            married: Priscilla D. _____

Died: 7-27-1892                                                          obit: [7/4/1840 – 1/29/1904]

 

1868    admitted on trial

1868    ordained local deacon

1872    ordained deacon

1874    ordained elder

 

Interment: Benton Cemetery, Benton PA

Obit:

 

1868-71           Stoddartsville

1871-72           Sterling

1872-74           Tallmansville

1874-75           Caroline

1875-77           Germany

1877-78           Spencer

1878-81           Lehman

1881                located

1886-88           Schloyerville, Central Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: David Larish located because of ill health and removed to Berwick.  He served in the Central Pennsylvania Conference as a local pastor.


 

LARRABEE, BENJAMIN F.          

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1894    ordained local deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

 

 


 

LASKOWSKI, JOHN F.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Deborah

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2001-03           West Nanticoke Wesley

2003-03           West Nanticoke Wesley and Nanticoke

2005-10           Wilkes-Barre Central

2010                charter member Upper New York Conference

 

Note: John F. Laskowski served as a local preacher.


 

LATHROP, WILLIAM DAVIS

 

Born: 11-4-1869  Herrickville PA                               married: Sarah Almina Murdock

Died: 10-9-1953  Johnson City NY                            obit: Wyoming Conference 1951, 855

 

1901    admitted on trial

1901    ordained deacon

19093  ordained elder

 

Interment: Cooperstown Cemetery, Cooperstown NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1954, 1757

 

1901-02           Campville

1902-04           Kirkwood

1904-06           Fly Creek

1906-08           Avoca

1908-10           Parsons

1910-12           Parsons – Miners Mills

1912-14           Carverton

1914-17           Susquehanna

1917-21           Mount Upton

1921-27           Afton

1927-32           Sherburne

1932-33           Guilford

1933-35           Sidney Center

1935                retired

 

Note: Mrs. Lathrop is a sister to Leonard C. Murdock.  A biographical sketch of William D. Lathrop appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 359.



 

LATSHAW, JOHN LINWOOD

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1934    admitted on trial, Philadelphia Conference

ordained deacon

ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1934-36           Tobyhanna

1936-39           Girardville

1939                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1939-41           Nichols

1941-44           West Nanticoke

1944-49           Clarks Summit

1949                transfer to New York East Conference

 

Note: John L. Latshaw Jr (1938-2013) entered Juniata College to prepare for the ministry but became a high school teacher.

 


 

LAWRENCE, WILLIAM BENJAMIN

 

Born: 10-16-1946  Wilkes-Barre PA                          married: Naomi Elizabeth Williams

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

admitted on trial

ordained deacon

ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2002-2015       dean, Perkins School of Theology at SMU in Dallas TX

 

Note: William B. Lawrence is the author of several books and served on the Judicial Council of the UMC.

 


 

LAWRY, RUSSELL C.

 

Born: 12-28-1908  Scranton PA                                 married: Mary Elizabeth Jenkins

Died: 6-15-1988                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1945, 174

                                                                                    married2: Mary Bitler

1943    license                                                             obit: Wyoming Conference 2008, 182

1946    admitted on trial

?          ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment: North Chinchilla Cemetery, Chinchilla PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1988, 388

 

1943-48           Old Forge

1948-52           Pittston First

1952-56           Oneonta Elm Park

1956-64           Dallas

1964-68           West Pittston

1968-78           Scranton Asbury

1978                retired

                            1979-81  Pittston First


 

LAWSON, JAMES

 

Born: 3-5-1882                                                            married:

Died: 3-31-1966                                                          obit:

 

?          ordained elder, Methodist Church of Ireland

 

Interment:

Obit: Northwest Indiana Conference 1966, 952

 

1912                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1912-14           Fairdale

1914-15           Bald Mount

1915-18           Moosic

1918-21           Tunkhannock

1921-30           Nanticoke

1930                transfer to Detroit Conference

 


 

LEACH, GEORGE WILLOUGHBY

                                  

Born: 12-22-1821  Conklin NY                                  married: Juliet Aromanda Tallman
Died: 9-16-1902  Oakland PA                                    obit: [10/12/1828 –  9/27/1873]

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Margaret C. Olmstead

1844    local preacher’s license                                    obit2: Wyoming Conference 1912, 133

1847    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

1852    ordained elder

 

Interment: Nichols NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1903, 101

 

1845-46           Vestal

1846-47           Lisle

1847-48           Lanesboro

1849-50           Montrose

1850-52           Dundaff

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-53           Salem

1853-55           Sanford

1855-61           located

1861-62           Tallmansville

1862-64           Newton

1864-66           Windham

1866-68           Broome

1863-73           on leave

1873-75           Rileyville

1875-78           on leave

1878-79           located

1879-82           on leave

1882-84           Maple Grove

1884-86           Oakland

1886-88           on leave

1888                retired

 

Note:  The first Mrs. Leach is buried in the Old Shehawken Cemetery, Wayne County PA.  A brief biography of George W. Leach appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 206.



 

LEACOCK, JOHN CLARKE

 

Born: 6-10-1836  Bloomsburg PA                              married: Lydia Gordner

Died: 10-25-1922                                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1918, 134

 

1863    exhorter’s license, Dunmore

1865    local preacher’s license, Plymouth

1866    admitted on trial

1868    ordained deacon

1870    ordained elder

 

Interment: Forty Fort PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1933, 125

 

1865-67           Stoddartsville

1867-69           Lehman

1869-72           Lackawanna

1872-74           Moscow

1874-77           Wyoming

1877-80           Union

1880-82           Cooperstown

1882-85           Jermyn

1885-91           superintendent, Chenango District

1891-96           Dunmore

1896-98           Tunkhannock

1898-00           Dalton

1900-02           Newark Valley

1902-05           Alderson

1905-07           on leave

1907-13           corresponding secretary, City Evangelization Union of Scranton

1913                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of John C. Leacock appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 357.



 

LEAKE, WILLIAM H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1857    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1857-58           Bethany

1858-59           Salem

                        chaplain, U.S. Army

 

Note:  The military service of William H. Leake was with the 3rd Regiment, PA Volunteers, which included the “Salem Independents” of Wayne County.



 

LEARN, HELEN M.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Eugene _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1986    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1986    ordained deacon

1990    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1986-88           Wilkes-Barre St. Luke’s UCC, Northeast Cooperative Parish

1988-89           Luzerne and associate, Forty Fort

1989-93           Luzerne

1993-96           Old Forge Stewart Memorial

1996-10           Camptown

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

LEE, JAMES N.

 

Born: 6-6-1836  Kattelville NY                                  married: Emma E. White

Died: 1-21-1910  Binghamton NY                             obit: Wyoming Conference 1934, 407

 

1868    local preacher’s license, Chenango

1869    admitted on trial

1871    ordained deacon

1873    ordained elder

 

Interment: Kattelville Cemetery, Kattelville NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1910, 124

 

1868-69           Lisle and Whitneys Point

1869-72           Kirkwood

1872-75           Maine

1875-78           Worcester

1878-80           Otego

1880-82           Unadilla

1882-84           Bainbridge

1884-88           superintendent, Otsego District

1888-90           Montrose

1890-93           Wilkes-Barre Parrish Street

1893-98           Plains

1898-01           Great Bend

1901-03           Factoryville

1903                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of James N. Lee appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 358.

 


 

LEE, PATRICIA L. (SANDONE)

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1997    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1997-10           Sterling

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Patricia L. Lee served as a local preacher.



 

LEES, GEORGE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1930                                                                  obit:

 

1888    admitted on trial, Primitive Methodist Church

?          ordained deacon

?          ordained elder, Primitive Methodist Church

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1891-94           Parsons

1907                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, page 75

1907-08           Cherry Ridge

 

Note: George Lees was “recognized” by the Wyoming Conference and served as a supply pastor.


 

LEGG, JUDSON L.

                                  

Born: 6-18-1828  Speedsville NY                              married: Sabra E. Clark
Died: 8-30-1871  Speedsville NY                              obit: [2/1/1833 – 10/30/1870]

 

1861    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1863    ordained deacon

1865    ordained elder

 

Interment: Caroline Centre Cemetery, Caroline Center NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1872, 35

 

1861-62           Speedsville

1862-64           Windham

1864-66           Sterlingville

1866-68           Tunkhannock

1868-69           Montrose

1869-71           on leave

 

Note:  A brief biography of Judson L. Legg appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 208.



 

LEHMAN, PERCY S.

 

Born: 1-8-1880  Reading PA                                      married: Bessie _____

Died: 10-20-1935  Binghamton NY                           obit:

 

?          admitted on trial, United Brethren Church

ordained deacon

ordained elder

 

Interment: Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1936, 854

 

Landingville

Schuylkill Haven

Silver Springs

                        “transfer” to Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1908-10           Thornhurst

1910-13           Gouldsboro

1913-               Orson

                        South Canaan

                        Orson

                        Pleasant Mount

                        Gibson

                        Uniondale

1932-35           Middlefield

1935-               Ouaguaga

 

Note: Percy S. Lehman served as a local pastor in both the East Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Church and the Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.


 

LEINTHALL, GUY ALFRED

 

Born: 4-6-1913  Scranton PA                         married: Mary Fedor

Died: 4-23-1976                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1974, 293

 

1931    license

1935    admitted on trial

1938    ordained deacon

1941    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1976, 220

 

1935-39           Alderson

1939-43           Pittston St. Paul’s

1943-46           Lake Ariel

1946-53           Nicholson

1953-61           Wyoming

1961-68           Doranceton

1968-71           Clarks’s Green

1971-76           Conference Council on Ministries

 


 

LENDRUM, FREDERICK ALEXANDER

 

Born: 9-6-1870  Ashley PA                                        married: Mary Emma Crist

Died: 9-18-1957                                                          obit: Detroit Conference 1943, 795

 

1900    license, Newark Conference

1903    admitted on trial, Michigan Conference

 

Interment: Woodland Cemetery, Monroe Michigan

Obit: Detroit Conference 1958, 776

 

1900-01           Patterson Belle Vista

1901                transfer to New York Conference

1901-02           Southfield

1902                transfer to Michigan Conference

1902-03           Oshtemo

1903-04           Kalamazoo East Avenue

1904-06           Jonesville

1906                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1906-09           Oxford

1909                transfer to Mexico Conference

1909-10           El Oro English

1910-13           faculty, Theological Department at Puebla

                            1913  Orizaba English

1913                transfer to Vermont Conference

1913-16           St. Albans

1916                transfer to Detroit Conference

1916-18           Monroe

1918-20           Caro

1920-25           Bay City Fremont Avenue

1925-               Plymouth

 

Note: Frederick Alexander Lendrum is a brother to Grace Lendrum Cox, wife of John Henry Cox.


 

LENGLER, ROBERT E.

 

Born: 11-9-1915                                                          married: Gertrude R. _____

Died: 5-9-1994                                                            obit:

 

1938    admitted on trial

1940    ordained deacon

1942    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1938-40           student

1940-41           Montdale

1941-43           Hawley – White Mills

1943-50           Endwell

1950                withdrew to enter the Episcopal ministry

 


 

LESH, RANSOM FLOYD

 

Born: 5-1-1871  Scranton PA                         married: Cora R. Dershiemer

Died: 4-9-1924                                                            obit: Wyoming Conference 1942, 394

 

1894    local preacher’s license, Newton

1903    admitted on trial

1905    ordained deacon

1907    ordained elder

 

Interment: Newton PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1925, 147

 

1894-98           student, Wyoming Seminary

1898-99           ?

1899-02           student, Dickinson College

1902-03           Rush (beginning 11/5/1902)

1903-05           Schuyler's Lake

1905-07           Decatur

1907-09           Middlefield

1909-10           Smyrna

1910-12           Smyrna – North Norwich

1912-16           Otego

1916-19           Montrose

1919-22           Bainbridge

1922-24           Worcester – Decatur

 

Note: A biographical sketch of R. Floyd Lesh appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 362.

 


 

LEWIS, CHARLES LUMAN

 

Born: 10-27-1872  Camptown PA                              married: Mrs. Harriet M. Stanton Howard

Died: 7-3-1924  Sayre PA                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1954, 1762

 

1900    admitted on trial

1902    ordained deacon

1904    ordained elder

 

Interment: Camptown Cemetery, Camptown PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1925, 145

 

1900-04           Windham

1904-11           Nichols

1911-14           on leave

1914-16           Whitney’s Point

1916                retired for health reasons

Note: A biographical sketch of Charles L. Lewis appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 359.  Mrs. Lewis was the widow of Mr. Fenton Howard, son of Loring P. Howard.


 

LEWIS, ELSIE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1977    ordained diaconal minister

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1977-82           director of Christian Education, Oneonta First

1982                retired

 


 

LEWIS, FRANCIS RUSSELL

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

?          admitted on trial, Pacific Northwest Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1951                transfer to Wyoming Conference

 

Note: Francis R. Lewis was received on trial from the Pacific Northwest Conference, but there is no indication that he ever was ordained or served under appointment in the Wyoming Conference.  In 2007 he is listed as a retired member of the New York Conference.


 

LEWIS, GEORGE CHAPMAN

                                  

Born: 10-10-1851  Montrose PA                                married: Kate A. Flock
Died: 1-6-1890  Bradford PA                                    obit: [1/31/1861 – 1/5/1895]

 

1882    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1884    ordained deacon

1886    ordained elder

 

Interment: Oak Hill Cemetery, Bradford PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1890, 84

 

1879-82           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

1882-84           Avoca

1884-87           Hampton Street

1887-88           on leave

1888                retired

 

Note:  George C. Lewis is a great-grandson of Oliver G. Lewis, a great-nephew of Oliver Lewis Jr, and a nephew of Joshua S. Lewis.  A brief biography of George Chapman Lewis appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 209.



 

LEWIS, JOSHUA SHAY

 

Born: 1-29-1829  Wantage NJ                                    married: Mary L. Shove

Died: 12-16-1908  West Pittston PA                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1903, 110

 

1851    exhorter’s license

1854    local preacher’s license

1855    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1857    ordained deacon

1859    ordained elder

 

Interment: Forty Fort Cemetery, Forty Fort PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1909, 118

 

1854-55           Lehman

1855-57           Stoddartsville

1857-59           Lackawanna

1859-61           Lehman

1861-63           Northmoreland

1863-64           Lackawanna

1864-66           Plainsville

1866-68           Mehoopany

1868-71           Springville

1871-74           Factoryville

1874-77           Meshoppen

1877-80           Skinner's Eddy

1880-83           Forty Fort

1883-86           West Nicholson

1886-89           Fairdale

1889-91           Kirkwood

1891-93           Hawleyton

1893-95           Herrick Center

1895-96           Glen Lyon

1896-97           Moosic

1897                retired

 

Note: Joshua S. Lewis is the grandson of Oliver G. Lewis, the nephew of Oliver Lewis Jr, and an uncle to George C. Lewis.  A biographical sketch of Joshua S. Lewis appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 360.

 


 

LEWIS, KATHRYN ELSIE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1977-82           director of Christian education, Oneonta First

1982                retired

 

Note: Kathryn E. Lewis served as a diaconal minister.



 

LEWIS, LLOYD R.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1965    admitted on trial

1965    ordained deacon

1967    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1965-67           student

1967                transfer to New England Conference

 


 

LEWIS, OLIVER G.

 

Born: 5-1-1772  Westerly, RI                         married: Eunice Chapman

Died: 1-4-1857  Luzerne County PA                         obit: [1780-1828]

 

admitted on trial

 

Interment: Mt. Zion ME Cemetery, Luzerne County PA

Obit:

 

Note: Oliver G. Lewis is the father of Oliver Lewis Jr., the grandfather of Joshua S. Lewis, and the great-grandfather of George C. Lewis.  He was a blacksmith and served as a local pastor.



 

LEWIS, OLIVER JR.

 

Born: 1798  CT                                                           married: Cynthia Smith [6/21/1817]

Died: 1-30-1873                                                          obit: [6/20/1795 – 1/13/1871]

 

admitted on trial

 

Interment: Orange ME Cemetery, Orange PA

Obit:

 

Note: Oliver Lewis is the son of Oliver Lewis (1772-1857), and the father of Almeda Lewis Chandler, wife of Abram Chandler (1813-1887) of the Central Pennsylvania Conference, and an uncle to Joshua S. Lewis.  He lived near Orange, was a blacksmith by trade, and served as a local pastor.  He was widely known as “the weeping prophet.”



 

LEWIS, WILLIAM D.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Sharron

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1965    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference: recommended by Asbury Scranton

1965    ordained deacon

1967    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1965-66           assistant, Scranton Elm Park

1966-67           Narrowsburg 

1967-68           Camptown

1968-69           located

1969-72           South Sterling

1972-78           Moscow

1978-86           Honesdale

1986-98           Forty Fort

1998-08           Dallas

2008                retired

    2010  transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

LEWIS, WILLIAM TRUMAN

 

Born: 11-11-1842  OH                                                married:

Died: 3-21-1911  East Worcester NY                        obit:

 

1875    admitted on trial, West Virginia Conference

?          ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment: St. Georges DE

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1911, 101

 

?                      transfer to Wilmington Conference

1910                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1910-11           West Worcester

 


 

LI, SHAO WEN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1891    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1891-95           missionary to northern China

1895                transfer to Northern China Conference

 


 

LINABERRY, WILLIAM LOWELL

 

Born: 1858  Binghamton NY                                     married: Laura Laflin

Died: 2-8-1941  Exeter NH                                        obit: [1852 – 11/25/1941]

 

1886    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Center Cemetery, North Hampton NH

Obit:

 

1886-87           Derrick City

1887-88           Harrison Valley

1888-90           Tioga

1890-92           Sanborn

1892-93           Evans

1893                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1893-95           Uniondale and Dundaff

1895-96           New Milford

1896-98           Damascus and Galilee

1898-00           Oakland

1900-02           Mount Vision

1902-03           Hallstead

1903-04           Chenango Forks

1904                withdrew, page 71

                        became a pastor in the  Congregational Church

 

Note: This surname is sometimes given as LINNABERRY.  William L. Linaberry is a nephew to Addison F. Harding.  A biographical sketch of William L. Linaberry appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 361.



 

LINDEMUTH, WILLIAM H.

 

Born: 8-2-1864  Reading PA                                      married: Emma Thomas Karcher

Died: 3-16-1939                                                          obit: Philadelphia Conference 1951, 1050

 

1889    admitted on trial, Philadelphia Conference

ordained deacon

ordained elder

 

Interment: Oak Lane Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Philadelphia PA

Obit: Philadelphia Conference 1940, 946

 

1889-92           Philadelphia St. Luke’s

1892-94           Morton [Kedron]

1894-97           Philadelphia Oak Lane [Milestown]

1897-98           Pottstown First

1898-04           Philadelphia Asbury

1904-05           Philadelphia Wissahickon

1905-06           Lansdowne

1906-16           Pottsville

1916                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1916-20           Wilkes-Barre Central

1920                transfer to Philadelphia Conference

1920-28           Reading Holy Cross

1928-35           Wayne

1935-39           Pottstown First

 

Note: William H. Lindemuth is the son of Jerome Lindemuth (1831-1897) of the Philadelphia Conference.

 


 

LINDER, LYLE D.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Mary Ann

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1981    admitted on trial, Nebraska Conference

?          ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1981-82           Olive Crest (ending 12/31/1981); Renaitre (beginning 1/2/1982)

1982-85           Pleasanton

1985-92           Blue Hill

1992-93           sabbatical leave

1993-94           Edmeston  , Wyoming Conference

1994                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1994-97           Edmeston 

1997-05           Franklin 

2005                retired

                            2005-06  Harpursville 

    2010       charter member of Upper New York Conference



 

LINDER, MARY ANN

 

Born:                                                                           married: Lyle D. Linder

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1999    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1999-04           Mount Upton   – Guilford 

2004-05           Mount Upton 

2005                retired

    2010  charter member of Upper New York Conference



 

LINDHORST, MARIE JEANETTE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1980    admitted on trial

ordained deacon

ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1980-81           student

1981-83           assistant chaplain, Colgate University

1983-84           university minister, Wesleyan University

1984-88           campus minister, Lycoming College

1988-97           student, Penn State University

1997-06           staff, Penn State University

2006                withdrew 8/31/2006, 2007 journal page 106

 


 

LINDSLEY, DARIUS D.

 

Born: 1-?-1829  Downsville NY                                 married:

Died: 4-15-1910  White Sulphur Springs NY            obit:

                                                                                    married2: Belle Blauvelt

1854    admitted on trial, New York Conference       obit2: [1863-1927]

1856    ordained deacon

 

Interment: White Sulpher Springs NY

Obit:

 

1856-57           Napanock

1866                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1866-68           Hawleyton NY & Brackneyville PA

1868-70           Lisle & Whitney Point

1870-71           Marathon

1871-75           superintendent, Owego District

1875-76           Carbondale

1876-77           living in Carbondale

1877                withdrew under complaint

1878                “transfer” to the Presbyterian Church

                        Elmira Franklin Street

                        Afton

                        Downsville

                        Alden

                        Horsehead

                        Greyport

                        Newfield

                        Woodbridge

                        Wellington

 

Note: Darius D. Lindsley is a brother to George W. Lindsley and Seni W. Lindsley.  Another source says that Darius D. Lindsley died in White Lake NJ.  He had retired to Woodbridge NJ.  His tombstone gives the year of birth as 1831.



 

LINDSLEY, GEORGE WASHINGTON

 

Born: 2-?-1831  NY                                                    married: Mary J. Lockwood

Died: 8-19-1902                                                          obit: [1/?/1829 – 1/18/1902]

 

Interment: Webster/Vance Cemetery, Lawsville Center PA

Obit:

 

1869-71           Great Bend

1871-73           Brookdale

1873-75           Liberty PA

1875-76           Lawsville Center PA

 

Note: George W. Lindsley is a brother to Darius D. Lindsley and Seni W. Lindsley.  He served as a local pastor. 



 

LINDSLEY, SENI W.

 

Born: 1837  NY                                                          married: Cordelia _____

Died: 1912                                                                  obit: [9/10/1842 – 4/4/1885]

 

1868    admitted on trial

1870    ordained deacon

1872    ordained elder

 

Interment: Scotchtown Cemetery, Chemung County NY

Obit:

 

1869-70           Osborne Hollow

1870-72           Vestal

1872-74           Caroline

1874-75           Athens & Sayre

1876-78           Flemingville

1878                withdrew

 

Note: Seni W. Lindsley is a brother to Darius D. Lindsley and George W. Lindsley. 



 

LINES, BRADLEY T.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Alberta W. Welch

Died:                                                                           obit: [5/7/1924 – 2/8/2008]

 

1947    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1947-48           Toddsville

1948-52           Hop Bottom – Brooklyn

 

Note: Bradley T. Lines served as a local preacher in the Wyoming Conference.  He became a pastor in the United church of Christ denomination and retired to Florida.

 


 

LING, DANIEL HOK-PIN

 

Born:                                                                           married: Chin Ai

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1975    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1975    ordained deacon

1977    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1975-79           student

                            1975-79  Sterling

1979-81           student

1981-87           Beach Lake

1987-88           sabbatical leave

1988-91           Moscow

1991-99           superintendent, Binghamton District

1999-07           Johnson City   Sarah Jane Johnson Memorial

2007-10           Chenango Bridge 

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference



 

LINGSLET, S.W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1878                withdrew



 

LINK, HARVEY JAY

 

Born: 7-28-1970  Lock Haven PA                              married: Jeanne Peterson

Died: 12-9-2010  Santa Barbara CA                          obit:

 

1945    admitted on trial

1945    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit: [Sonora CA Union Democrat, 12/15/2010]

 

1945-47           student

1947                discontinued

 

Note: Harvey J. Link graduated from Duke University and Union Theological Seminary (Columbia).  He entered the merchant marines in WWII and settled in California as an educator and social worker.


 

LINK, JAMES HENDLEY

 

Born: 8-9-1910                                                            married:

Died: 5-18-1988                                                          obit:

 

1935    admitted on trial

1935    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit: New York Conference 1988, 338

 

1935-37           student

1937                transfer to New York Conference

 


 

LINTERN, EVELYN P.

 

Born:                                                                           married: J. Edwin Lintern

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1994    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1992-93           Castle Creek   (beginning 1/1/1993)

1993-99           Mount Upton 

1999                retired

                            2000       East Worcester   (7/1 – 10/30)

                            2005-07  Unadilla   (beginning 11/1/2005)

 

Note: Evelyn P. Lintern is married to J. Edward Lintern.  She served as a local preacher.



 

LINTERN, JOHN EDWIN

 

Born:                                                                           married: Evelyn Pratt

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1955    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1955    ordained deacon

1959    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1955-59           student

1959-62           Center Moreland

1962-65           Chinchilla (ending 3/1965)

1965-67           Factoryville – campus minister, Keystone Junior College (beginning 3/1965)

1967-75           campus minister, Oneonta   Wesley House

1975                transfer to North Dakota Conference

1975-80           campus minister, North Dakota State University

1980-84           director, Michigan Commission for University Ministries in Higher Education

1984                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1984-87           Scranton Providence

1987-88           Scranton Providence – chaplain, Wesley Village

1988-91           Waverly

1991-96           Unadilla 

1996                retired

    2010  charter member of Upper New York Conference

 

Note: J. Edward Lintern is married to Evelyn Lintern.


 

LIPPINCOTT, JOSHUA ALLAN

 

Born: 1-31-1835  Medford NJ                                    married: Harriet Barlow

Died: 12-30-1906  Los Angeles CA                           obit: Philadelphia Conference1899,94

 

1865    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference; recommended by Scranton

 

Interment: Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City MO

Obit: Philadelphia Conference 1907, 76

 

1865-66           Dunmore

1866-69           principal, model school in Trenton NJ

1669-72           faculty, private school in Baltimore MD

1872-74           Hackensack NJ

1874-83           faculty, Dickinson College

1883-89           president, University of Kansas

1889-92           Topeka First

1892                transfer to Philadelphia Conference

1892-96           Philadelphia Arch Street

1896-97           Philadelphia Nineteenth Street

1897-06           corresponding secretary, Philadelphia Methodist Hospital

1906                retired



 

LIPPY, CHARLES H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1966    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1966    ordained deacon

1968    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1966-72           student

1972-74           faculty, Oberlin College

1974-75           student, Miami University in Oxford OH

1975-76           faculty, West Virginia Wesleyan College

1976-94           faculty, Clemson University

1994-06           faculty, University of Tennessee

2006                retired

    2010  charter member of Upper New York Conference



 

LITTELL, CLAIR FRANCIS

 

Born: 10-25-1887                                                        married: Lena Hamlin

Died: 5-14-1966                                                          obit: Iowa Conference 1971, E-4

 

admitted on trial

ordained deacon

ordained elder

 

Interment: Hale Eddy Cemetery, Sanford NY

Obit: North Iowa Conference 1966, 276

 

1917                transfer to Central New York Conference

 

Note: Clair F. Littell is the father of Franklin H. Littell.


 

LITTELL, FRANKLIN HAMLIN

 

Born: 2-20-1917  Syracuse NY                                  married: Harriet Davis Lewis
Died: 5-23-2009  Merion Station PA                         obit: Wyoming Conference 1979, 254

                                                                                    married2: Marcia Sachs

?          admitted on trial, Upper Iowa Conference     obit2:

1939    ordained deacon, Detroit Conference

 

Interment: Hale Eddy Cemetery, Sanford NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 2009, 234

 

                        student, Cornell College in Cornell IA

1937-39           student, Union Theological Seminary in NYC

                            1937-39  Myrtle Beach, New York East Conference

1939-40           youth secretary, Board of Foreign Missions

1940-42           minister of youth, Detroit

1942-44           student, Yale University

1944-49           director of religious affairs, University of Michigan

1949-51           director of religious affairs, American Military Government in Germany

1951-53           dean of chapel, Boston University

1953-58           Franz Lieber Foundation in Bonn, Germany

1958                transfer to Virginia Conference

1958-60           faculty, Candler Theological Seminary at Emory University

1960-62           faculty, Perkins Theological Seminary at SMU

1962                transfer to Rock River Conference

1962-66           faculty, Chicago Theological Seminary

1966-69           president, Iowa Wesleyan College

1969-76           faculty, Temple University

1976-77           located

1977                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1977-80           faculty, Temple University

1980                retired

 

Note: Franklin H. Littell is the son of Clair F. Littell.  He is the author of over two dozen books and thousands of articles – one of this primary interests being holocaust studies.


 

LITTELL, JACOB HERMAN

 

Born: 1-4-1856  Sanford NY                                      married: Ellen Ricks

Died: 9-3-1916  Cortland NY                                    obit: Wyoming Conference 1952, 1159

 

1885    admitted on trial

1887    ordained deacon

1889    ordained elder

 

Interment: Sidney NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1917, 114

 

1885-87           Uniondale

1887-91           Lisle

1891-94           Worcester

1894-97           Otego

1897-01           Oxford

1901-06           Cooperstown

1906-11           Sidney

1911-16           Scranton Embury

1916                Factoryville

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Jacob H. Littell appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 364.


 

LITTLE, SAMUEL

 

Born: 4-17-1917  New York NY                                married: Rose _____

Died: 3-17-2007                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 2008, 183

 

1939    license, New York East Conference

1945    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1945    ordained deacon

1947    ordained elder

 

Interment: Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 2008, 183

 

1944-50           Morris

1950-61           Endwell

1961-64           Teheran Community Church, Iran

1964-66           Binghamton Chenango Street

1966-72           Endicott First (ending 2/1977)

1972-77           Binghamton Tabernacle (beginning 2/1977 and ending 2/1980)

1977-80           Bangkok Interdenominational Church, Thailand

1980-85           Johnson City Sarah Jane Johnson

1985                retired

                            1988 Binghamton Boulevard (2/1 – 6/30)


 

LITTLETON, DONALD W.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Diane _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1994    license, recommended by Factoryville

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1994-00           Plymouth

2000-10           Great Bend Community

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Donald W. Littleton served as a local pastor.



 

LIVINGSTONE, THOMAS

 

Born: 9-18-1870  Petersburg NY                                married: Cora B. Knowlton

Died:                                                                           obit: [d. 1937]

 

1896    local preacher’s license

1901    admitted on trial

1904    ordained, Congregational Christian Church

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1896-98           student, New England Conference Seminary at Wilbraham MA

                             1896-98  supply pastor in the New England Conference

1898-01           student, Andover Theological Seminary at Andover MA

                             1898-01  supply pastor in the New England Conference

1901-03           Barton

1903-04           student

1904                discontinued, page 70

1904                “transfer” to Congregational Christian Church

1904-06           Deansboro NY

1906-07           Green NY

1907-09           Middletown NY North Street

1909-12           chaplain, 4th Calvary at Fort Meade and Fort Bliss TX

1912-14           chaplain, 23rs Infantry at Fort Benjamin Harrison IN

1914-17           chaplain, 13th Infantry in Manila, Philippines

1917-19           instructor, Chaplain’s Training School at Camp Taylor KY

1919-21           chaplain, hospital in Carlisle PA

1921-23           chaplain, federal penitentiary in Atlanta GA

1923-24           Rutland MA

1924                unknown from this point forward

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Thomas Livingstone appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 363.



 

LOCKER, KEVIN K.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Valerie _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1984    admitted on trial, recommended by Mohnton Calvary

1986    ordained deacon

1990    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

1984-88           Clifford (beginning 12/31/1984)

1988                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1988-95           Altoona Garden Heights – Lakemont

1995-03           Pleasant Gap

2003-04           Gatchelville – Crossroads

2004-06           Clearfield Trinity

2006-11           York Springs

2011-               Roaring Spring

 

Note: Kevin K. Locker is the son of William K. Locker.  He served in the Wyoming Conference as a local preacher.

 


 

LOCKER, WILLIAM K.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Kay _____

Died: 5-14-2014  Mobile AL                                      obit:

                                                                                    married2: Juanita Fletcher

1979    license, recommended by Mohnton Calvary  obit2:

1984    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Fairview Cemetery, Elmhurst PA

Obit:

 

1978-79           Schoeneck Wiest Memorial (Eastern Pennsylvania Conference)

1979-83           Lake Ariel

1983-86           Scranton Myrtle Street

1986-92           Wilkes-Barre Albright

1992-94           Wyoming

1994-99           Lake Winola

1999                retired

    2010  transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: William K. Locker is the father of Kevin K. Locker. 



 

LODGE, EDMOND

 

Born: 4-17-1914  Catalina, Newfoundland                married: Mary Louise Crane

Died: 3-30-1987                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference1972, 268

                                                                                    married2: Mary Elizabeth Porter

1968    license                                                             obit2:

 

Interment: Vestal Hills Memorial Park, Vestal NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1987, 318

 

1968-73           Binghamton Oak Street and Brookvale

1973-80           Marathon

1980                retired

                            1980-83  Berkshire

                            1983-86  Clockville, Central New York Conference

 

Note: Edmond Lodge served as a local pastor.

 


 

LOGAN, WESLEY TAYLOR

 

Born: 7-22-1884  Newark NJ                         married: Blanche S. Sheppard

Died: 4-20-1963  Syracuse NY                                  obit: [2/21/1887 – 5/8/1968]

 

1917    admitted on trial, Newark Conference

1919    ordained deacon, Wyoming Conference

?          ordained elder

 

Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1963, 232

 

1909-13           student, Syracuse University

                            supply work in the Northern New York Conference

1913-16           student, Drew Theological Seminary

                            supply work in the Newark Conference

        Anderson

                                Swartswood

1917-18           Tranquility

1918                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1918-20           Sanitaria Springs

1920-21           Chenango Forks

1921-23           Orwell

1923-25           Lockwood

1925-26           Choconut Center

1926-27           Hamlin

1927-28           located

1928-29           Carley Brook

1929-30           Pleasant Mount

1930-32           Montdale

1932                retired


 

LOOMIS, ABRAHAM W.

                                  

Born: 8-12-1824  Round Lake NY                             married: Elizabeth Ward
Died: 9-19-1901  Cortland NY                                  obit: Wyoming Conference 1887, 73

 

1853    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1855    ordained deacon

1857    ordained elder

 

Interment: Quick Cemetery, Caroline NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1902, 96

 

1853-54           Rome

1854-56           Van Ettenville

1856-58           Tioga

1858-60           Flemingville

1860-61           South Danby

1861-63           Harpursville

1863-66           Maine

1866-68           Orwell

1868-71           Castle Creek

1871-74           Lisle

1874-77           Slaterville

1877-80           Windham

1880-82           North Tioga

1882-83           Clifford

1883-85           Damascus

1885-87           on leave

1887-89           Decatur

1889-91           Ouaquaga

1891-92           Cooperstown Junction and Portlandville

1892                retired

 

Note:  Abraham W. Loomis is the father of Albert E. Loomis.  A brief biography of Abraham W. Loomis appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 209.



 

LOOMIS, ALBERT E.

 

Born: 12-31-1858  NY                                                married: Ida A. Brown

Died: 4-3-1904                                                            obit:

 

1879    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1881    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Mount Hope Cemetery, Norwich NY

Obit:

 

1879-80           North Norwich

1880-81           Coventry

1881-82           Beach Pond

1882-87           on leave

1887                located

 

 

Note: Albert W. Loomis is the son of Abraham W. Loomis.  Some sources give the d.o.b. as 1/1/1859.  In 1906 the widowed Mrs. Loomis married a Mr. John Daniel Burrell.


 

LORAH, THEODORE R. JR.

 

Born: 12-30-1948  Tiffin OH                                    married: Elizabeth Sue Rishelz
Died: 1-31-2009  Brandywine PA                              obit:

 

1974    ordained, American Baptist Church

 

Interment: 
Obit: Wyoming Conference 2009, 236

 

1974-78           student, Eastern Baptist Seminary

    1974-75  minister of music Narbeth PA Baptist

    1975-76  minister of music, Lakewood NJ United Presbyterian

    1976-78  minister of music Upper Dublin PA Lutheran

1978-79           associate, Fairless Hills First, East Pennsylvania Conference

1979-80           Camptown, Wyoming Conference

1980                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference

1980-83           Camptown

1983-85           Nanticoke

1985-90           Maple Grove

1990-               Elverson, East Pennsylvania Conference

1993                withdrew


 

LORD, B. EVERETT

 

Born: NJ                                                                      married: Edna Shaw

Died: 8-28-1967  Johnson City NY                            obit:

 

Interment: Lake View Memorial Cemetery, Cinnaminson NJ

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1968, 247

 

1966-67           Westover

 

Note: B. Everett Lord served as a supply preacher while preparing for ordination as a second career.   He had served on the faculty at Wyoming Seminary since 1944 and had previously served as a supply pastor in New Jersey. 

 


 

LOTT, FRED ELI

 

Born: 6-20-1881  Orwell PA                                      married: Mabel Decker

Died: 2-15-1963  Binghamton NY                             obit: Wyoming Conference 1984, 211

 

1908    admitted on trial

1910    ordained deacon

1912    ordained elder

 

Interment: Floral Park Cemetery, Johnson City NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1963, 229

 

1906-08           Speedsville

1908-10           Barton

1910-11           LeRaysville

1911-14           student, Syracuse University

1914-15           student, Yale University

1915-17           student, ?

1917-19           Union Center

1919-20           Apalachin

1920-22           Nichols

1922-23           Newark Valley

1923-26           Scranton Simpson

1926-28           Forty Fort

1923-34           superintendent, Wilkes-Barre District

1934-37           Johnson City

1937-43           executive secretary, conference Board of Education

1943-46           Binghamton High Street

1946                retired

 

Note: Mrs. Lott is the daughter of Alexander D. Decker.



 

LOVEJOY, CYRUS C.

 

Born: 10-9-1845                                                          married: Ellen Renfrew

Died: 1-26-1915                                                          obit: Rock River Conference 1934, 92

 

?          admitted on trial, Rock River Conference

1879    ordained deacon, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Mount Hope Cemetery, Seneca IL

Obit: Rock River Conference 1915, 104

 

1877                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1877-81           faculty, Wyoming Seminary

1881                transfer to Rock River Conference



 

LOWRY, ESDRAS H.

 

Born: 8-13-1885  Scranton PA                                   married: Lynn C. Witman

Died: 4-29-1967  Hazelton PA                                   obit: Wyoming Conference 1989, 365

 

1917    admitted on trial

1919    ordained deacon

1921    ordained elder

 

Interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Jim Thorpe PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1967, 244

 

1917-19           Clifford

1919-22           Waverly PA

1922-26           Lake Ariel

1926-27           Forest City

1927-31           Clark’s Green

1931-32           Jermyn

1932-36           Taylor

1836-37           Whitney Point

1937-44           superintendent, Wyoming Conference Children’s Home

1944-45           sabbatical leave

1945-51           on leave

1952                retired

 

 


 

LOWRY, RAYMOND WRIGHT

 

Born: 7-11-1868  Dundaff PA                                   married: Georgia Hubbard

Died: 10-21-1913  Eastwood NY                              obit: [1872 - ?]

 

1892    admitted on trial

1895    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Scott Valley Cemetery, Montdale PA

Obit: Central New York Conference 1914, 178

 

1892-94           Apalachin

1894-96           Plymouth NY

1896-00           Edmeston

1900-01           Spencer

1901-02           Whitney's Point

1902-04           Windsor

1904-05           Sidney Centre

1905-08           Carverton

1908-10           Factoryville

1910-13           Alderson

1913                transfer to Central New York Conference

1913                Eastwood James Street

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Raymond W. Lowry appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 364.


 

LOZA, SIMON

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 3-28-1889                                                          obit:

 

1880    admitted on trial

1882    ordained deacon

1884    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1880-89           missionary to Mexico

 

Note: Simon Loza was serving as a missionary in Pueblo, Mexico, at the time of his death.  For more information on Simon Loza, see John Wesley Butler’s 1918 History of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Mexico.


 

LUCAS, BRIAN L.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Susan

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2001    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2001-05           Thompson

2005-10           Dalton – Factoryville

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Brian L. Lucas served as a local preacher.



 

LUCE, CLAYTON SQUIRE

 

Born: 6-1-1904                                                            married: Emily Haskins

Died: 5-21-1994  FL                                                   obit: [1903 – 1982]

 

1932    admitted on trial

?          ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment: Floral Park Cemetery, Johnson City NY

Obit: Florida Conference 1995, 413

 

1932-33           Windsor

1933                transfer to Baltimore Conference

 


 

LUCY, RALPH J.

 

Born: 5-15-1889  NY                                                  married: Lena Mae White

Died: 10-30-1975  Ilion NY                                       obit: [11/9/1888 – 2/6/1985]

 

1925    license, Eastern Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church

1926    ordained, Eastern Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church

 

Interment: North Columbia Cemetery, Herkimer County NY

Obit:

 

1925-40           South Canaan and Varden

1940                transfer by denominational union to Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Church

1940-41           on leave

1941                withdrew

 

Note: Ralph J. Lucy is a brother to Rev. Samuel Lucy, affiliation uncertain.  The above record is the what appears in the Wyoming Conference journal.  In fact, Ralph J. Lucy never identified with the Wyoming Conference – he stayed out of the 1939 union and led South Canaan and Varden into the Bible Protestant denomination.


 

LUCZAK, ERIC J.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Melissa

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2009    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2008-10           Bethel (Wyoming County)

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Eric J. Luczak served as a local preacher.



 

LUKENS, ROBERT JAMES

 

Born: 2-8-1922  Akron OH                                        married: Audrey Coppersmith

Died: 12-27-1973                                                        obit: [6/1/1929 – ]

 

1945    admitted on trial, North-East Ohio Conference

?          ordained deacon

?          ordained elder

 

Interment: Moravian Cemetery, Hope NJ

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1974, 288

 

1945-48           student, Drew University

                            Hope NJ

1948                transfer to Pacific Northwest Conference

1948-52           Seattle Crown Hill

1952                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1952-57           Moscow

1957-61           Clarks summit

1961-69           Kingston First

1971-73           Endicott Central (ending 12/27/1973)

 


 

LUMB, HENRY

 

Born: 11-26-1873  Wakefield England                      married: Ada _____

Died:                                                                           obit: Baltimore Conference 1937, 232

                                                                                    married2: Emma Oliffe

1905    ordained, Baptist Church in England obit2: Baltimore Conference 1954, 253

 

Interment:

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1960, 280

 

1905-07           Burry Point, South Wales England

1907                Freedom NY

                        Burlington Flats

                        Oneonta

1916-17           McClure Settlement Methodist

1917                transfer to Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1917-20           Lanesboro

1920-22           Sidney Center

1922                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1922-24           Morgan

1924-26           Urbana

1926-29           Hyndman

1929-31           Lansdowne

1931-35           Harper’s Ferry

1935-39           Paw Paw

1939-43           Doubs

1943-45           Frederick  Trinity

1945                retired

 

Note: Henry Lumb is the father of Leonard Lumb.


 

LUMB, LEONARD

 

Born: 4-7-1895  England                                            married: Doris Merle Davis

Died: 7-?-1977                                                            obit: [1903 – 1984]

 

1918    admitted on trial

1920    ordained deacon

1922    elected elder, but not ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1917-19           Smyrna

1919-21           faculty, Cazenovia Seminary

1921-22           student

1922                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1922-26           Baltimore Rogers Memorial

1926-27           Baltimore Monroe Street

1927                located

 

Note: Leonard Lumb is the son of Henry Lumb.  He appears to have entered academia.

 


 

LUNG, ALANSON B. JR.

                                               

Born: 8-23-1818  Rush PA                                         married: Maria H. James [9/5/1844]

Died: 9-16-1889  Rome PA                                        obit: [1821 – 4/10/1882]

 

Interment: Rome Cemetery, Rome PA

Obit:

 

1854    Springville

 

Note: Alanson B. Lung served in the area as an active local preacher.


 

LYMAN, GIDEON C.

 

Born: 7-16-1842  Springville PA                                married: Lydia A. Bunnell

Died: 2-17-1914  Scranton PA                                   obit: Wyoming Conference 1916, 121

 

1861    exhorter’s license

1870    local preacher’s license, Upper Iowa Conference

1873    admitted on trial

1875    ordained deacon

1877    ordained elder

 

Interment: Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1914, 105

 

1870-71           Union circuit, Upper Iowa Conference

1871-72           Rockwell, Upper Iowa Conference

1872-73           Jenningsville, Wyoming Conference

1873                “transfer” to Wyoming Conference

1873-75           Jenningsville

1875-78           Mehoopany

1878-81           Clark's Green

1881-83           Carverton

1883-85           Dallas and Trucksville

1885-87           Nanticoke

1887-90           Tunkhannock

1890-95           Wyoming

1895-96           Pittston

1896-98           retired

1898-06           Scranton Court Street

1906-08           Scranton St. Paul’s

1908-11           assistant, Scranton Elm Street

1911-12           Trip Park

1912                retired

 

Note: Gideon C. Lyman is the son of Simon Lyman.  A biographical sketch of Gideon C. Lyman appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 362.


 

LYMAN, SAMUEL

 

Born: 1-26-1796  Weathersfield VT                           married: Phoebe Earll [7/15/1815]

Died: 2-1-1867                                                            obit: [1800-1820]

                                                                                    married2: Eunice Earll [9/28/1820]

?          local preacher’s license                                    obit2: [1802-1851]

?          ordained local deacon                                     married3: Harriet Overfield [11/?/1863]

                                                                                    obit3:

Interment: Lemon PA

Obit:

 

Note: Samuel Lyman is the father of Gideon C. Lyman.  Simon Lyman served as a local preacher.  The 1865 journal, page 19, lists him as a local deacon living in Sterlingville.


 

LYNCH, WILLIAM RUFUS

                                  

Born: 6-25-1825  Bainbridge NY                               married: Amanda C. Hollister
Died: 2-25-1871  Augusta GA                                   obit: Wyoming Conference 1902, 103

 

1854    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment: 
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1871, 31

 

1854-55           Scipio

1855-57           Westville

1857-58           Sharon Springs

1858-60           Decatur

1860-62           Otego

1862-64           Schuyler’s Lake

1864-66           Hartwick

1866-67           Frey’s Bush

1867-69           Edmeston

1869                transfer to Wyoming Conference by boundary change

1869-70           South New Berlin

 

Note:  William R. Lynch is the father of J. Hollister Lynch (1863-?) of the Episcopal Church.  A brief biography of William R. Lynch appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 210.

 


 

LYON, BURTON, LaGRANGE

 

Born: 12-23-1871  Spring Hill PA                                                      married: Winifred Fawcett

Died: 3-22-1951                                                                                  obit: [1877-1968]

 

1904    admitted on trial

1904    ordained deacon

1906    ordained elder

 

Interment: Nichols Cemetery, Nichols NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1951, 850

 

1904-07           Maple Grove

1907-10           Harford and Kingsley

1910-12           Binghamton Clinton Street

1912-16           Chenango Bridge

1916-21           Gibson

1921-23           Marathon

1923-28           Candor

1928-31           Nichols

1931-33           Meshoppen

1933-36           Forest City – Vandling

1936-40           New Milford

1940                retired

 

 

Note: Burton L. Lyon is the father of Roswell W. Lyon.


 

LYON, NORMAN W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1923    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1923-25          

1925                discontinued

 

Note: This may be the Norman W. Lyon who wrote the 1938 103 page book The Drama of Early Wyalusing.

 


 

LYON, ROSWELL WARD

 

Born: 8-16-1906  Pikes Creek PA                              married: Edna Mae Penwarden

Died: 3-8-1981                                                            obit: Wyoming Conference 1986, 366

 

1931    admitted on trial

1933    ordained deacon

1934    ordained elder

 

Interment: Vestal Hills Mausoleum, Vestal NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1981, 199

 

1931-34           Thornhurst

1934-36           Lake Ariel

1936-37           Courtdale

1937-42           Plains

1942-43           Shavertown

1943-46           Waverly NY

1946-52           superintendent, Wilkes-Barre District

1952-60           Oneonta First

1960-66           Johnson City

1966-68           superintendent, Wilkes-Barre District

1968-72           Oneonta First

1972                retired

 

Note: Roswell W. Lyon is the son of Burton L. Lyon


 

LYON, WILFRED LEROY

 

Born: 2-9-1914  Sidney NY                                       married: Martha Anna Yukl

Died: 2000                                                                  obit: Wyoming Conference 1979, 225

 

1939    ordained local deacon

1940    admitted on trial

1942    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1939-40           student

1940-44           Hartwick

1944-47           United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration

1047-53           Sidney Center

1953-78           Morris

1978                retired

 


 

FORMAT

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

admitted on trial

ordained deacon

ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: