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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.



 

LANDON, GEORGE    

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1841    admitted on trial, New England Conference

 

Interment:

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 may be the George Landon (1815-1896) who was a brother to Clarissa Landon Smith (1807-1889), wife of Erastus Smith.

 


 

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.



 

LAPPEUS, JOSEPH C.

                                  

Born: 1875                                                                  married: Perle Thurber
Died: 1968                                                                  obit: [b. 1877]

 

1898    ordained, Baptist Church

 

Interment: 
Obit: Wyoming Conference

 

 

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

 

Note:  Joseph C. Lappeus is the son of Baptist preacher Rev. D.P. Lappeus, 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]

 

1869    license

1872    ordained deacon

 

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.


 

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 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.



 

LAWRY, RUSSELL C.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Mary Elizabeth Jenkins

Died:                                                                           obit: Wyoming Conference 1945, 174

                                                                                    Married2: Mary Bitler

admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference                    obit: Wyoming Conference 2008, 182

ordained deacon

ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1988, 388

 


 

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  Kattellville 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

 

Interment: Kattellville 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.



 

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.



 

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

 

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

ordained

 

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, GEORGE CHAPMAN

                                  

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

 

1882    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: 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:  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 local preacher Oliver Lewis Sr. and nephew of local preacher Oliver Lewis Jr.  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:

 

1997-82           director of Christian education, Oneonta First

1982                retired

 

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



 

LEWIS, OLIVER SR.

 

Born: 1772                                                                  married: Eunice Chapman

Died: 1857                                                                  obit:

 

admitted on trial

 

Interment: Mt. Zion ME Cemetery, Luzerne County PA

Obit:

 

Note: Oliver Lewis Sr. is the father of Oliver Lewis Jr. and the grandfather of Joshua S. Lewis.  He served as a local pastor.



 

LEWIS, OLIVER JR.

 

Born: 1798                                                                  married: Cynthia Smith

Died: 1873                                                                  obit:

 

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 andserved as a local pastor.



 

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



 

LINABERRY, WILLIAM LOWELL

 

Born: Binghamton NY                                               married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1886    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

 

Interment:

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

 

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.



 

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



 

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: c1837  NY                                                        married: Cordelia _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1870    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

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.  Some sources give his middle initial as M.



 

LING, DANIEL H.

 

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



 

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 served as a local preacher.



 

LINTERN, J. EDWIN

 

Born:                                                                           married: Evelyn

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1955    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

?          ordained deacon

?          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



 

LIPPINCOTT, JOSHUA ALLAN

 

Born: 1-31-1835  Medford NJ                                    married:

Died: 12-30-1906  Los Angeles CA                           obit:

 

1865    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference; recommended by Scranton

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

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, FRANKLIN HAMLIN

 

Born: 2-20-1917  Syracuse NY                                  married: Harriet Davis Lewis [6/15/1939]
Died: 5-23-2009  Merion Station PA                         obit: [2/25/1914 – 7/29/1978]

                                                                                    married2: Marcia Sachs

?          admitted on trial, Upper Iowa Conference     obit2:

1939    ordained deacon, Detroit Conference

 

Interment: 
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 author of over two dozen books and thousands of articles – one of this primary interests being holocaust studies.


 

LITTELL, JACOB H.

 

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:                                                                           married: Rose _____

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

 

admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

ordained deacon

ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 2008, 183

 


 

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 a brother to William J. Locker.  He served as a local preacher.

 


 

LOCKER, WILLIAM J.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Kay

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1979    license, recommended by Mohnton Calvary

1984    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

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 J. Locker is a brother to Kevin K. Locker. 



 

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



 

LOOMIS, ALBERT E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1879    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1881    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1879-80           North Norwich

1880-81           Coventry

1881-82           Beach Pond

1882-87           on leave

1887                located



 

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


 

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

 

Interment:

Obit: Rock River Conference 1915, 104

 

1881                transfer to Rock River Conference



 

LOWRY, RAYMOND WRIGHT

 

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

Died: 10-21-1913  Eastwood NY                              obit:

 

1892    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Scott 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.


 

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.



 

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.



 

LUNG, ALANSON B. JR.

                                               

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

Died: 8-17-1889  Rome PA                                        obit:

 

admitted on trial

 

Interment:

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

 

Interment: 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.