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Preserving and Celebrating Our United Methodist Heritage in Central and Northeast Pennsylvania

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PACIARELLI, JOSEPH

 

Born: 5-15-1866  Rome, Italy                         married: Josephine Piacentini

Died: 2-24-1938  Sykesville MD                                obit: Baltimore Conference 1963, 294

 

1904    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Baltimore MD

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1938, 372

 

1904-09           Buffalo Italian Mission

1909                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1909-16           Altoona Italian Mission

1916                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1916-25           Baltimore Italian Mission

1925                retired



 

PALMER, ANN AMUNDSEN

 

Born: 7-17-1926  Hillsboro ND                                  married: _____ Palmer

Died: 4-28-2005  Williamsport PA                             obit:

 

1963    license, recommended by Nelson

1966    ordained deacon

1968    ordained elder

1971    admitted as associate member

 

Interment: Grandview Memorial Park, Annville PA

Obit: 2005, 453

 

1963-80           Sugar Creek Parish

1980-91           Harrisburg St. Mark’s-Riverside

1991-93           Harrisburg Riverside

1993-97           Powell’s Valley Zion [Stone]

1997                retired

 

Note: Ann A. Palmer is the daughter of Anton J. Amundsen. 

 



PANNEBAKER, FOSTER LEON

 

Born: 6-23-1899  near Port Royal PA                        married: Grace Ellen Gotshall

Died: 2-2-1978                                                            obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1993, 467

 

1924    license, recommended by Lewistown First

1928    admitted on trial

1930    ordained deacon

1932    ordained elder

 

Interment: Hillside Cemetery, Catawissa PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1978, 281

 

1923-27           student, Williamsport Dickinson Seminary

                             1925       Grant WV circuit, Baltimore Conference (6/20/25 – 9/12/25)

                             1925-26  Picture Rocks (beginning 10/17/1925)

                             1926-27  Wallis Run 

1927-28           Shirleysburg & Singers Gap

1928-29           Wells Tannery-Zion (ending 11/30/29)

1929-30           Hopewell (beginning 12/1/29)

1930-32           Madera-Glen Hope (ending 11/15/31)

1931-34           Mapleton-Mill Creek (12/17/31 – 10/15/34)

1934-27           Elysburg (beginning 10/16/34)

1937-39           McConnellsburg

1939-43           Airville

1943-46           Morrisdale-Munson

1946-48           Howard

1948-52           Lock Haven East Main Street

1952-55           Williamsport Third Street

1955-61           Mifflinville

1961-64           Lewistown Grove Memorial

1964                retired

 

Note: Mrs. Pannebaker is the daughter of Harvey O. Gotshall.

 



PARDOE, HILES C.

 

Born: 7-21-1839  Lewisburg PA                                married: Annie Stoner

Died: 9-14-1919  Altoona PA                                    obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1918, 145

 

1861    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1920, 127

 

1861-62           Bloomingdale

1862-63           Milton circuit.

1863-65           Hereford MD

1965-67           Middletown

1867-68           Bellefonte

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           Bellefonte

1869-71           Carlisle

1871-74           Mifflin

1874-77           Hollidaysburg

1877-79           Philipsburg

1879-82           Sunbury

1882-85           Danville St. Paul

1885-86           Tyrone

1886-92           superintendent, Harrisburg District

1892-96           Bedford

1896-02           Renovo

1902-05           Altoona Fifth Avenue

1905-08           Ashland

1908-10           Williamsport Third Street.

1910                retired

 

Note: Hiles C. Pardoe is listed in the 1916 Who’s Who in American Methodism.

 



PARKS, EZRA LANDON

 

Born: 2-22-1901  Fairmount MD                                married: Helen Wright

Died: 3-4-1976                                                            obit: [4/7/1904 – 12/?/1987]

 

1922    license, recommended by Harrisburg Ridge Avenue

1924    admitted on trial

1927    ordained deacon

1929    ordained elder

 

Interment: East Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1976, 151

 

1923-24           Reedsville & Milroy

1924-25           Rehoboth

1925-26           Ennisville

1926-28           Cassville

1928-31           James Creek

1931-33           McVeytown

1933-37           Marysville

1937-42           Mill Hall

1942-47           Yeagertown-Rhodes Memorial

1947-48           Altoona Wesley-Asbury

1948-55           Curwensville

1955-57           Tyrone Columbia Avenue

1957-66           Harrisburg Camp Curtin

1966                retired

                             1966-76  visitation pastor, New Cumberland Baughman Memorial

 



PARKS, LEWIS ARNOLD

 

Born:                                                                           married: Margaret _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1965    license, recommended by Lock Haven East Main Street

1970    admitted on trial

1970    ordained deacon

1974    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1965-68           Clearfield circuit

1968-74           student, Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC

                             1968-70  Long Green MD

                             1970-74  Savage MD

1974-78           New Freedom

1978-80           Montgomery

1980-86           Williamsport Wesley

1986-91           Altoona Gethsemane

1991-95           Middletown Wesley

1995-98           superintendent, Chambersburg District

1998-12           faculty, Wesley Theological Seminary
                            2008-10  Dillsburg Arnolds



 

PARKYN, THOMAS GEORGE

 

Born: 7-20-1898  Shamokin PA                                 married:  Ella Schlabig

Died: 8-21-1973  Frackville PA                                  obit: [1/17/1900 – 4/?/1978]

 

1939    license, recommended by Trevorton

1943    ordained local deacon

1947    ordained local elder

 

Interment: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Shamokin PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1974, 428

 

1940-41           Allenwood

1941-42           (no assignment)

1942-44           Benezette-Penfield

1944-47           East Waterford

1947-47           Coalport

1948-50           Salona-Lamar

1950-55           Mifflinville

1955-59           Centralia

1959-64           Lock Haven East Main Street

1964                retired

 

Note: Thomas G. Parkyn served as a local pastor.  He is the uncle of Rev. Fred Parkyn, affiliation unknown.



 

PARRISH, DANIEL H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1856-57           Great Falls

1857                charter member of the East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Great Falls

1858-59           West Harford

1859-60           Hereford

1860-62           Hampstead

1862-64           North Baltimore

1864                located

 

Note: In 1865, a Daniel H. Parrish was pastor of the First Congregational Methodist Church in Washington DC.  In 1870, a Daniel H. Parrish was practicing dentistry in Baltimore MD.


 

PATRICK, ELWYN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1959-63           student, Houghton College in Houghton NY

                             1962       “transfer” by boundary change to Central Pennsylvania Conference

                             1962-63  Genesee & North Bingham

1963-66           student, Asbury Seminary in Wilmore KY

1966                “transfer” to the Wesleyan Church

1966-68           Wesleyan Church, Odessa NY

1968-72           ?                     

1972-75           Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, Painted Post NY

1975-79           Wesleyan Church, Westfield PA

1979-92           Horseheads Community Wesleyan Church, Horseheads NY

1992-06           Herrickville Wesleyan Church, Bradford County PA

2006                retired

                             2006-      pastor to senior adults, Horseheads Community Wesleyan Church



 

PATTERSON, GARLAND CHESTER

 

Born: 7-14-1893  Paw Paw WV                                 married:  Janet Beveridge

Died: 7-30-1958                                                          obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1975, 166

 

1927    license

1934    recognized as an accepted supply pastor

 

Interment:

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1959, 254

 

1927-28           Wallaceton (5 months)

1928-29           ?

1929-37           Clearfield circuit

1937-44           Cherry Tree

1944-50           Wolfsburg

1950-54           Manor Hill

1954-58           Claysburg

1958                retired

 

Note: Garland C. Patterson is the father of William B. Patterson and the son of Rev. William H. Patterson of the Disciples of Christ.  Garland’s grandfather Charles Patterson and uncle Jerry O. Patterson were also ministers in the Disciples of Christ.  Garland C. Patterson served as a local pastor.



 

PATTERSON, J. ROBERT

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1941-42           Allenport

1942                Pine Grove Mills (ending 11/1/42)

 

Note: J. Robert Patterson served as a local pastor.



 

PATTERSON, WILLIAM B.

 

Born: 3-25-1921  Clearfield County PA                    married: Isabel Ickes

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1963    license, recommended by Wolfsburg

1973    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1966-83           Wolfsburg (beginning 8/66)

1983                retired

 

Note: William B. Patterson is the son of Garland C. Patterson.  He was a high school teacher before entering the ministry and served as a local pastor.



 

PATTON, JAMES A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 12-15-16                                                            obit:

 

1871    quarterly conference license

1884    ordained deacon, recommended by Cogan Valley

1895    license

 

Interment:

Obit: [1917, 80]

 

1878-79           Loyalsock

1881-82           Liberty Valley

1882-85           Cogan Valley

1885-87           Jamestown

1889-91           Waterville

1891-92           Cogan Valley

1895-96           Cross Fork (beginning c1/1/95)

1896-97           Clarkstown

1897-98           living in Picture Rocks

1898-99           Laporte

1899-00           living in Picture Rocks

1900-01           not listed

1901-02           living in Williamsport

1902-08           not listed

1908-10           living in Williamsport

1910-11           living in Hanover

1911-16           living in Salladasburg

 

Note: James A. Patton lived in Nauvoo, Tioga County, served as a local preacher.  [He is referred to as John A. Patton in the 1870’s and 80’s, and it is possible that these were two different persons.]



 

PAUL, ADAM FULTI

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1905-06           Barnesboro

 

Note: Adam F. Paul served as a local pastor.  He is described in the 1905 Annual Report of the Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, page 433, as “an Austrian” who worked the previous year as a missionary in the Coke mission of the Pittsburgh Conference.

 



PEARCE, GEORGE ESTELL

 

Born: 2-5-1882  Point Pleasant NJ                             married: Maye Frances Bowne

Died: 12-12-1945  Altoona PA                                  obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1951, 205

 

1931    ordained elder, Eastern Conference of Methodist Protestant Church

 

Interment: Cassville Cemetery, Cassville PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1946, 230

 

1913-27           evangelist, Baptist Church

1927                transfer credentials to Eastern Conference of Methodist Protestant Church

1927-30           Cassville PA

1930-33           Patterson NJ Madison Park

1933-37           Penn’s Grove NJ

1937-39           Patterson NJ Hamilton Avenue

1939                by denominational union, member of Newark Conference of Methodist Church

1939-43           Patterson NJ Hamilton Avenue

1943                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1943-45           Hopewell 

 



PEARCE, JOHN JAMESON

 

Born: 2-28-1826  Wilkes Barre PA                             married: Elizabeth Dunn

Died: 5-26-1912  Conneaut OH                                 obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1913, 139

 

1844     admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Lock Haven Cemetery, Lock Haven PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1913, 133

 

1844-45           Lycoming

1945-46           Bellefonte

1946-47           Northumberland

1847-48           Milton

1848-49           Warrior’s Mark

1849-51           Lycoming

1851-53           Jersey Shore

1853-55           Lock Haven

1855-57           located

1857                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1857-58           Kingston

1858-59           Owego

1859-62           superintendent, Owego District

1862-65           superintendent, Honesdale District

1865-66           located

1866                transfer to Philadelphia Conference

1866-67           Williams Grove

1867-70           Philadelphia 19th Street

1870-71           Waynesburg

1871-74           Pottsville

1874                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1874-77           Williamsport Mulberry Street

1877-81           superintendent, Williamsport District

1881-84           Huntingdon

1884-87           Lewistown

1887-88           McVeytown

1888-98           on leave

1898                retired

 

Note: John J. Pearce is the son of Marmaduke Pearce (1776-1852) of the Wyoming Conference. Obituaries also appear in the 8/29/1912 Christian Advocate, page 1767, and the 11/4/1912 Christian Advocate, page 1639.



 

PEARSON, ROBERT BALLARD

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

                        New England Southern Conference

1950                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1950-51           Muncy Valley

1951                transfer to Southern California-Arizona Conference

 

Note: In 2003 Robert B. Pearson is listed as a retired member of the California-Nevada Conference.



 

PEARSON, W.C.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1922-23           Littlestown

 

Note: W.C. Pearson served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.

 



PENEPACKER, GEORGE DAVIS

 

Born: 11-3-1841  near Lewistown PA                        married: Nettie W. Black

Died: 1-7-1911  near Huntingdon PA                        obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1926, 347

 

1867    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Huntingdon, PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1911, 127

 

1867-68           Saxton

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           Birmingham

1869-70           Greencastle

1870-72           York Duke Street

1872-74           Sunbury

1874-76           Mifflin

1876-78           Bedford

1878-81           Harrisburg Ridge Avenue

1881-84           Bellefonte

1884-86           Altoona First

1886                transfer to Minnesota Conference

1886                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1886-89           Tyrone

1889-93           Clearfield

1893-96           Williamsport Grace.

1896-99           Danville St. Paul’s

1899-02           Williamsport Mulberry Street

1902-05           Philipsburg

1905-07           Milton

1907-09           Mount Union

1909-11           Huntingdon Fifteenth Street

 

Note: An obituary for George D. Penepacker also appears in the 3/30/1911 NY Christian Advocate, page 439.



 

PENNINGTON, JAMES FREW

 

Born: 10-21-1846  Mifflintown PA                            married: Sarah Belle Lysinger

Died: 11-26-1896  Lewisberry PA                             obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1895,88

                                                                                    married2: Eliza A. Foster

?          quarterly conference license                            obit2

1874    admitted on trial, Wilmington Conference

1877    ordained deacon

1879    ordained elder

 

Interment: Everett PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1897, 95

 

1873-74           Concord

1874-75           Federalsburg

1875                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1875-76           Saxton

1876-77           Ray’s Hill

1877-78           Shirleysburg

1878-79           Burnt Cabins

1879-82           Pleasantville

1882-84           Bedford circuit

1884-86           Blain

1886-90           on leave

1890-91           West Huntingdon

1891-93           McConnellsburg

1893-95           Lewisberry

1895-96           on leave



 

PEREGOY, DONALD MILTON

 

Born: 4-20-1931  Parkersburg WV                             married: Connie Virginia Lockhart

Died: 10-4-1998                                                          obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 2009, 427

 

1950    license, recommended by Parkersburg WV Trinity

1963    ordained deacon

1965    ordained elder

1968    admitted as associate member

 

Interment: Watsontown Cemetery, Watsontown PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1999, 438

 

1955-58           Auburn

1958-59           Leroy

1959-60          

1960-61           Lockhart

1961-63           Ravenswood circuit

1963                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1963-66           Cassville (beginning 9/1/63)

1966-69           Hastings-Bakerton

1969-73           Claysburg

1973-75           Steelton First

1975-76           Emigsville (ending 3/7/76)

1976-96           disability (beginning 3/7/76)

1996                retired


Note: Mrs. Peregoy is the daughter of John Lockart (1913-1966) of the West Virginia Conference.


 

PETERS, ROBERT CLARENCE

 

Born: 4-4-1877  Reedsville PA                                   married: Mary McCampbell

Died: 7-11-1938  Lewistown PA                               obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1935,245

 

1894    license, recommended by Reedsville

1906    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Birch Hill Cemetery, Burnham PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1939, 215

 

1903-06           student, Boston School of Theology in Boston MA

                             1904-06  Worcester MA

1906-08           Riddlesburg

1908-10           Cross Forks

1910-14           Beaver Meadows

1914-17           Clearfield Eleventh Street

1917-19           Patton

1919-20           Williamsport High Street

1920-22           Lewisburg

1922-23           State College

1923-27           Hollidaysburg

1927-29           Mt. Carmel

1929-31           New Cumberland

1931-35           St. Mary’s

1935                retired

 

Note: Some biographical information on Robert C. Peters appears in the Ministerial Qualifications Book, page 62.  Mrs. Peters, before her marriage, served three years in missionary work in Cairo, Egypt, under the United Presbyterian Mission Board.
 


 

PETERSON, CARL FORD

 

Born: 3-26-1943  Reynolds IL                                   married: Linda _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1962    license, recommended by Reynolds IL of the Central Illinois Conference

1966    admitted on trial, Central Illinois Conference

1966    ordained deacon, Central Illinois Conference

1969    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1966-69           student, Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC

                             1966-69  Rouzerville (beginning 10/1/66)

1969                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1969-71           Rouzerville

1971-75           Williamsport Calvary

1975-79           Williamsport Calvary-Williamsport Grace

1979-90           Harrisburg Harris Street

1990-96           superintendent, York District

1996-08           New Cumberland Trinity

2008                retired



 

PETERSON, JOHN ROBERT

 

Born: 8-1-1917  Utahville PA                         married: Beatrice Wolford

Died: 3-7-1978                                                            obit:

 

1939    quarterly conference license, Bellwood

1943    quarterly conference license, Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1946    license, Allegheny Conference of United Brethren Church

1948    ordained, Allegheny Conference of United Brethren Church

 

Interment: Kesslar Cemetery, Acme PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1978, 406

 

1940-42           Allenport (beginning 9/1/40)

1942                Pine Grove Mills (ending 10/31/42)

1942                withdrew to join Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1942-44           Casselman

1944-49           Susquehanna

1949-53           Shanksville

1953-58           Rockwood

1958-65           Indian Creek

1965-78           Hooversville

 

Note: J. Robert Peterson has a file with the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, even though he withdrew before he was admitted in the Central Pennsylvania Conference. 
 


 

PHEASANT, JESSE MILES

 

Born: 10-23-1887  Mapleton Depot PA                     married: Audra Pope

Died: 12-9-1965  St. Petersburg FL                           obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1986, 432

 

1915    local pastor’s license

1925    admitted on trial

1925    ordained deacon

1929    ordained elder

 

Interment: Cassville Cemetery, Cassville PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1966, 337

 

1915-16           Ennisville

1916-19           living in Freeland PA

1919-23           student, Dickinson College    

1923-26           student, Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston IL

                             1924-26  Hazel Creek, Rock River Conference

1926-27           on leave

1927                discontinued, page 378

1927-28           Lewistown Grove Memorial (started in mid-year)

1928                re-admitted, page 604

1928-30           Lewistown Grove Memorial

1930-32           New Bloomfield

1932-29           Airville

1939-42           McConnellsburg

1942-47           Thompsontown

1947-50           Glen Campbell

1950-52           Kulpmont

1952-56           Freeland Parish

1956-58           Wrightsville

1958                retired

 

Note: J. Miles Pheasant is the preferred designation.



 

PHILIPPS, RONALD

 

Born:                                                                           married: Joan _____

Died: 11-11-1975                                                        obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1960-61           Barnitz

 

Note: Ronald Philipps served as an exchange pastor from England.  This name is also given as PHILLIPS.



 

PHILLIPS, CHARLES W.

 

Born: 8-10-1903  Scranton PA                                   married: Anne Snavely Garber

Died: 11-9-1975                                                          obit:

 

1929    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1929    ordained deacon, Wyoming Conference

1931    ordained elder, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Mennonite Cemetery, Willow Street PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1975, 532

 

1927-29           student, Penn State University

                             1927-29  Vira

1929-31           student, Boston University

                             1929-31  Brookline NH

1931-32           ?

1932-33           Mondale

1933-35           Factoryville

1935-38           Binghamton Ogden-Hillcrest

1938-41           associate, Scranton Elm Park

1941-43           Honesdale

1943-45           Binghamton Centenary

1945-53           Kingston First

1953                transfer to Philadelphia Conference

1953-69           executive secretary, Conference Board of Education

1969                retired

 

Note: Charles W. Phillips served in the Central Pennsylvania Conference as a local pastor. 



 

PHILLIPS, DAVID E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1894-97           Shawmut [Shawville]

1897-99           Grant (Clearfield County)

 

Note: David E. Phillips served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.



 

PHILLIPS, JOHN W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1897    quarterly conference license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1891-92           Rohrsburg

1897-00           living in Belle Bend

1900-06           living in Beach Haven

1906-08           Washingtonville

 

Note: John W. Phillips served as a local pastor.
 


 

PHILLIPS, JONATHAN SETH

 

Born: 6-2-1857  Rauchtown PA                                 married: Alma Bida Clark

Died: 10-30-1934  Belleville PA                                obit: [d. 1918]

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Margaret Cummins Bigelow

1901    license                                                             obit2: 1940, 185

 

Interment: Presbyterian Cemetery, Belleville PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1935, 233

 

1901-04           Belleville

1904-05           Burnt Cabins

1905-08           Ennisville

1908-09           Pine Grove Mills

1909-11           Thompsontown

1911-12           apparently no assignment

1912-16           Cassville

1916-17           Lock Haven circuit

1917-19           Thompsontown

1919-20           Vira

1920-23           Claysburg

1923-26           Ramey

1926-28           Salona & Lamar

1928-30           Beach Haven

1930-33           Rouzerville

1933                retired

 

Note: Jonathan S. Phillips served as a local pastor.



 

PHILLIPS, THOMAS M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 1906                                                                  obit:

 

1897    license

1898    recognized elder on credentials from Primitive Methodist Church

            recommended by Excelsior

 

Interment:

Obit: [1907, 64]

 

1897-98           Excelsior

1898-01           Washingtonville

1901-05           Rohrsburg

1905-06           Waller

1906                no assignment

 

Note: Thomas M. Phillips served as a local pastor.  He previously served as a local pastor in the Primitive Methodist Church.
 

 


 

PHILLIPS, WILLIAM LYNN

 

Born: 4-22-1886  Lonaconing MD.                            married: Margaret Ann Sollars

Died: 10-6-1958  Mountain Lake Park MD               obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1970, 390

 

1925    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Oakland MD.

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1959, 255

 

1917-18           Loyalsock

1922-24           Emporium (began in midyear 1922/23)

1924-26           Shawville 

1926-27           Burnt Cabins

1927-29           Ray’s Hill

1929-31           Schellsburg

1931-32           Airville

1932-34           Hopewell

1934-37           Hustontown

1937-40           Elysburg

1940-42           Town Hill

1942-44           Wolfsburg

1944-46           Claysburg

1946-48           Cassville

1948-55           Austin

1955-56           New Millport

1956                retired

 



PICHT, CHARLES HERBERT

 

Born: 1-4-1915                                                            married:

Died: 6-4-1999                                                            obit:

 

1938    license, New England Conference

1943    ordained deacon, New England Conference

1944    admitted on trial, New England Conference

1945    ordained elder, New England Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1942-44           Lynn MA Lakeside

1944-46           Wakefield MA

1946                transfer to Pacific Northwest Conference

1946-48           Toppenish WA

1948                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1948-52           chaplain/faculty, Lycoming College

1952-53           chaplain/faculty, Allegheny College

1953                transfer to Erie Conference

1953-56           chaplain/faculty, Allegheny College

1956-59           Meadville Grace

1959-62           Erie Lakewood

1962                by conference merger, member of Western Pennsylvania Conference

1962-63           Ridgway

1963-64           Beaver Falls First (ending 9/1/1964)

1964-70           on leave, living in Englewood NJ

1970                voluntary location

 

Note: C. Herbert Picht settled in York and practiced chiropractic medicine.
 


 

PICKEN, WILLIAM RICHARD

 

Born: 1-15-1856  Shropshire, England                       married: Sarah J. Meals

Died: 12-8-1930  Centre Hall PA                               obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1926,346

 

1876    licensed to preach in Wesleyan Church in England

1885    admitted on trial, recommended by Shirleysburg circuit

1885    ordained deacon, recommended by Shirleysburg circuit

 

Interment: Shirleysburg Cemetery, Shirleysburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1931, 185

 

1881-82           supply, Newark Conference

1882-83           supply, New York Conference

1883-86           Shirleysburg

1886-88           Blain

1888-93           McVeytown

1893-94           Ray’s Hill

1894-99           Osceola

1899-02           Mifflin

1902-04           Lock Haven, East Main Street

1904-07           Tyrone Columbia Avenue

1907-10           Catawissa

1910-11           Altoona Chestnut Avenue

1911-14           Williamsport High Street

1914-18           Shippensburg

1918                retired



 

PICKERING, ROBERT W.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Evelyn

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1967    license, recommended by North Bend

1971    ordained deacon

1974    admitted as associate member

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1967-69           Penn’s Valley

1969-77           Sugar Valley

1977-88           Gatchelville

1988-01           Steelton Centenary

2001-08           Manchester St. Paul’s

2008                retired

                            2008-           Renovo Area



 

PIERSON, RAY HAMILTON

 

Born: 4-24-1886  Frazeysburg OH                             married: Elizabeth Ellen Reeder [10/10/1910]

Died: 5-11-1956  OH                                                  obit: West Ohio Conference 1983, 300

 

1909    admitted on trial< Oregon Conference

1909    ordained deacon, Oregon Conference

1911    ordained elder, Oregon Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Ohio Conference 1956, 301

 

1909-10           North Bend and Myrtle Point

1910-11           San Francisco Fifteenth Avenue, Southern California Conference

1911                transfer to Southern California Conference

1011-12           San Diego Fairmont

1912-13           ?

1913-14           Millerstown, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1914-17           East Waterford, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1917                transfer to North-East Ohio Conference

1917-18           Levering

1918-20           East Rochester

1920                transfer to Colorado Conference

1920-21           director of religious education, Denver Trinity

1921-23           Fleming

1923-25           field representative, Inter-collegiate Prohibition Association

1925-26           sabbatical

 

Note: Hamilton Pierson is the father of four ordained pastors: Carl Thomas Pierson (c1915-?) of the East Ohio Conference, Rev. John Wesley Pierson (1918-2007) of the United Church of Christ in California, Arthur Edward Pierson (1920-2000) of the Eastern Kansas Conference, and Ray H. Pierson Jr. (1923-2005) of the Presbyterian Church in western Pennsylvania.  He graduated from Taylor University in 1906 and from Drew Theological Seminary in 1908.  He served 1913-17 in the Central Pennsylvania Conference as a supply pastor.  His full given name appears to be Rowland Ray Hamilton Pierson.



 

PIFER, JAY S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1961    license, Erie Conference

1971    ordained deacon, Western Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1961-64           Hazen

1964-65           Mingo Junction OH

1965-68           associate, Ridgeway

1968                “transfer” to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1968-69           associate, Bellefonte

1969-70           associate, Manor Hill

1970-71           Fairbrook

1971                “transfer” to Western Pennsylvania Conference

1971-72           associate, Bobtown-Mapleton

1972-78           Marianna

1978-85           Chalk Hill

1985-99           Penn

1995-96           associate, Jeannette Friendship

1996                retired

                           1997-99  associate, Greensburg Otterbein (beginning 8/1/97)

                           2002-06  associate, Greensburg Otterbein

 

Note: Jay S. Pifer served as a local pastor.
 


 

PILE, WENDELL JAMES II

 

Born:                                                                           married: Mary Nell _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1969    admitted on trial, recommended by Smithfield VA Trinity

1969    ordained deacon

1973    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1969-72           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

1972-76           North Towanda

1976-78           student, Syracuse University in Syracuse NY

1978-83           leave of absence

1983                honorable location, page 327

 

Note: In 2002, Rev. W. James Pile officiated at a United Methodist wedding in Yorktown VA, but he is not listed as a member of the Virginia (or any other United Methodist) Conference.


 

PIPER, EDGAR FOSTER

 

Born: 8-7-1875  Thompsontown PA                          married: [single]

Died: 9-1-1971  Hartford CT                                     obit:

 

1901    license

1904    admitted on trial, New York East Conference

1905    ordained deacon, New York East Conference

1906    ordained elder, New York East Conference

 

Interment: [cremated, ashes interred at] Meeks Cemetery, Franklinville PA

Obit: New York Conference 1972, 211

 

1901-04           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

1904                “transfer” to New York East Conference

1904-11           Greenwich Diamond Hill

1911-18           New Haven Epworth

1918-25           Seymour

1925-19           Bridgeport Newfield

1929-35           New Canaan

1935-41           Mamaroneck

1941                retired

                             1942-45  Pine Grove Mills (beginning 12/1/42)

                             1945-54  Fairbrook & Franklinville

                             1950-63  Curtin

 

Note: E. Foster Piper is the son of Marshall C. Piper.  He served in Central Pennsylvania as a retired member of the New York East Conference.



 

PIPER, F.S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1928-29           Hustontown  (started during 1927-28 conference year)

 

Note: F.S. served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.



 

PIPER, JOHN FRANKLIN JR.

 

Born: 11-18-1936  Huntingdon PA                            married: Margaret Rose Powell

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1958    license, recommended by Williamsport Pine Street

1959    admitted on trial, recommended by Williamsport Pine Street

1961    ordained deacon

1962    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1959-61           student, Yale Divinity School in New Haven CT

                             1959-60  assistant, Nichols CT

                             1960-61  assistant, New Haven CT First

                             1961       New Haven St. Andrews (spring-summer)

1961-64           student, Duke University (beginning fall 1961)

1964-69           faculty, Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley MA

                             1966-67  Winchendon North Congregational

                             1967       South Hadley Falls Congregational (spring)      

                             1967-69  associate, South Hadley-Holyhoke-Granby Methodist

1969-04           faculty, Lycoming College

                             1974-75  Trout Run

                             1975-84  Duboistown-Nisbet

                             1986-04  Williamsport Grace

2004                retired

                             2004-07  faculty, Lycoming College



 

PIPER, MARSHALL C.

 

Born: 5-11-1848  near Petersburg PA             married: Frances Elenore Grazier

Died: 4-13-1941  Milesburg PA                                 obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1897, 98

                                                                                    married2: Susan Dunlap

1873    admitted on trial                                             obit2: 1943, 217

 

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Tyrone PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1941, 214

 

1872-73           Warrior’s Mark

1873-74           Ray’s Hill

1874-75           Decatur

1875-77           Thompsontown

1877-80           Blain

1880-82           Bedford circuit

1882-84           Saxton

1884-85           Hopewell

1885-88           Ennisville

1888-89           Penn’s Valley

1889-93           Osceola Mills

1893-96           Williamsport Fourth Street

1896-01           Sinnemahoning

1901-04           Altoona Walnut Avenue

1904-09           Milesburg-Unionville

1909-13           Mapleton-Mill Creek

1913                retired

 

Note: Marshall C. Piper is the father of E. Foster Piper.



 

PIPP, WILLIAM EDWARD

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1963    license, recommended by Elmira NY Riverside

1968    ordained deacon

1972    admitted as associate member

1999    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1962-64           Sullivanville NY

1964                “transfer” to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1964-66           Daggett

1966-69           Burlington

1969-74           Duboistown (ending 12/31/74)

1975-81           Mifflinburg Wesley (beginning 1/1/75)

1981-84           PCAP [Pennsylvania Council on Alcohol Problems] (ending 11/1/84)

1984-95           Lycoming (beginning 11/1/84 and ending 10/1/95)

1995-06           Carlisle Good Shepherd Community (beginning 10/1/95)

2006                retired



 

PITCHER, EDWIN FRANK

 

Born: 2-14-1846                                                          married: Maria C. Gleim

Died: 5-18-1876                                                          obit: Philadelphia Conference 1885, 77

 

1864    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference: recommended by Shippensburg

 

Interment:

Obit: Philadelphia Conference 1877, 69

 

1864-65           Carlisle circuit

1865-66           York Springs

1866                no longer listed

 



PITCHER, WILLIAM H.

 

Born: 11-25-1824 Anne Arundel County MD           married:

Died: 12-25-1893                                                        obit: [d. 1892]

 

1846    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference: recommended by Severn

 

Interment:

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1894, 48

 

1846-47           Charles

1847-48           Baltimore Fayette Street

1848-50           Ryland Chapel

1850-52           Hagerstown

1852-57           on leave

1857                charter member of the East Baltimore Conference

1857-59           Baltimore Exeter Street

1859-61           on leave

1861                retired

1868                transfer by boundary change to Baltimore Conference


 

PITTENGER, SAMUEL JACOB

 

Born: 6-17-1874  Shirleysburg PA                             married:

Died:                                                                           obit: [d. 9/?/1930; see 1931, 78]

 

1901    license, recommended by Fountaindale

1902    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1901-02           Harrisonville

1902-03           Shirleysburg

1903-04           Green Village

1904                discontinued as member of conference, continues as a local pastor

1904-05           Liberty Valley

1905-08           Harrisonville

1908-10           Burnt Cabins

1910-13           Pine Grove Mills

1913-16           Concord

1916-19           Ennisville

1919-23           Wolfsburg

1923-27           Rays Hill

1927-31           York Springs

1931-32           Lewisberry & Lisburn

1932-33           Mahaffey

 

Note: This surname is also rendered PITTINGER.
 


 

PLANT, JOHN JOSEPH

 

Born: 7-19-1917  Emeigh PA                                     married: Elner Henderson

Died: 9-15-1992                                                          obit:

 

1951    license, recommended by Emeigh

1955    ordained deacon 1955

1957    ordained elder

 

Interment: Lind Memorial Cemetery, Lewistown PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1993, 468

 

1951-53           Shawville (beginning 7/1/1951)

1953-57           Penfield

1957-63           Muncy Valley

1963-70           Austin

1970-73           New Albany (ending 9/1/1973)

1973-83           Lewistown Grove Memorial (beginning 9/1/1973)

1983-85           Milroy

1985                retired

 

Note: John J. Plant is the father of Robert J. Plant and the grandfather of Matthew D. Plant of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church.
 


 

PLANT, ROBERT JOHN

 

Born: 5-10-1942  Emeigh PA                                     married: Thelma Eileen Laurenson

Died: 1-20-1974                                                          obit:

 

1962    license, recommended by Muncy Valley

1966    admitted on trial

1966    ordained deacon

1973    ordained elder

 

Interment: Port Royal Cemetery, Port Royal PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1974, 427

 

1962-64           Laurelton (ending 2/1/64)

1964-68           Picture Rocks (beginning 2/1/64)

1968-74           Port Royal    

 

Note: Robert J. Plant is the son of John J. Plant and an uncle to Matthew D. Plant of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church.
 


 

PLYLER, LORENZO PIERCE

 

Born: 4-6-1914  Mayburg PA                                     married:

Died: 11-9-2005                                                          obit:

 

1955    admitted on trial

1955    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1948-50           Benezette-Penfield

1950-54           Fairview

1954-61           at school

1961                transfer to New England Conference

1961-67           ?

1967-83           faculty, Methodist College in Fayetteville NC

 

Note: In 2003 Lorenzo P. Plyler was a retired member of the North Carolina Conference.  He appears to have been living in Alpharetta GA at the time of his death.



 

POLLOCK, GEORGE F.

 

Born: 9-29-1877  Troy NY                                         married: Edna L. Aharpe

Died: 8-16-1941  Tacoma WA                                   obit: Pacific Northwest Conference 1958, 623

 

1914    admitted on trial, Puget Sound Conference

 

Interment: (cremated)

Obit: Pacific Northwest Conference 1942, 420

 

1904-05           student, Syracuse University

1905-06           Clearville

1914-38           Puget Sound Conference

                 Bay View (at least 1914-15)

                             Custer

                 Blaine (at least 1919-20)

                             Everett Grace

                             Anacortes

                             Tacoma Asbury

                             Tacoma East Sixty-Fourth Street

                             Tacoma LeSourd

                             Tacoma Grace

                             Gig Harbor

                             Tacoma Wesley

                             Gig Harbor            

1938                retired

 

Note: George F. Pollock served Clearville as a local pastor.  It is unclear why he served in this area and what he did between 1906 and 1914, but perhaps he was a seminary student.
 


 

POLSGROVE, JOHN B.

 

Born: 10-22-1836  St. Thomas PA                             married: Amelia Dereling

Died: 6-27-1918  Chattanooga TN                             obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1925, 164

 

1859    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Dunnstown PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1919, 135

 

1859-60           Allegany

1860-61           Bellefonte circuit

1861-62           Newberry

1862-63           Warrior’s Mark

1863-64           Howard

1864-65           Bedford circuit

1865-66           Bloody Run

1866-68           Mifflin circuit

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-71           Williamsport Third Street

1871-72           Newberry

1872-79           on leave

                             1873-75  assistant, Williamsport Mulberry Street

                             1875-78  assistant, Williamsport Third Street

                             1878-79  assistant, Williamsport Price Chapel

1879-82           Catawissa

1882-85           Philipsburg

1885-88           Milton

1888-91           Shamokin Lincoln Street

1891-95           Lewistown

1895-00           superintendent, Juniata District

1900-01           Harrisburg Fifth Street

1901-03           Hazleton St. Paul’s

1903-04           on leave

1904-15           field agent, American University

1915                retired

 

Note: An obituary for John B. Polsgrove also appears in the 7/18/1918 Christian Advocate, page

909.



 

POPE, CHARLES

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1949-57           Conyngham

 

Note: Charles Pope served as local pastor.



 

PORTER, EDWARD A.

 

Born: 12-6-1861  Isle of Wight, England                   married: Jane Burrows Wilson

Died: 5-3-53                                                                obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1945, 225

 

1916    license

 

Interment: Geeseytown PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1953, 222

 

1916-17           Blackwell

1917-18           Leetonia

1918-20           Fort Loudon

1920-21           Concord

1921-22           Frankstown

1922-24           Cherry Tree

1924-25           Oriole & Antes Fort

1925-26           Glen Hope

1926-30           Alum Bank

1930-32           Dudley

1932                retired

                             1933-38  assistant, Martinsburg

 

Note: Edward Porter served as a local pastor.



 

PORTER, JAMES FRANKLIN

 

Born: 9-25-1833  Danville PA                                    married:

Died: 7-11-1866                                                          obit:

 

1853    quarterly conference license, Milton

1854    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Milton Cemetery, Milton PA

Obit: East Baltimore Conference 1867, 47

 

1854-55           Covington

1855-56           Patuxent

1856-57           Summerfield

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Coalmont

1858-59           Montoursville

1859-61           Bloomingdale

1861-62           Berwick

1862-63           York Springs

1863-66           Shamokin & Trevorton

1866-67           Jeanesville

 

Note:  J. Franklin Porter is the preferred usage.  Patuxent is a short-lived appointment.  The Patuxent River, the longest river entirely within Maryland, begins west of Baltimore, flows between Baltimore and Washington, and empties into the Chesapeake Bay.


 

POSEY, HAROLD EUGENE

 

Born: 5-21-1933  Red Lion PA                                  married: Joan McCoy

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1954    license, recommended by Airville McKendree

1956    admitted on trial, recommended by Airville McKendree

1956    ordained deacon

1958    ordained elder

           

Interment:

Obit:

 

1954-56           Barnitz  (ending 9/30/56)

1956-58           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ (beginning 10/1/1956)

                             1956-58  Silverton circuit

1958-64           York Duke Street (ending 10/31/1964)

1964-68           Harrisburg Trinity (beginning 11/1/1964)

1968-71           Harrisburg St. Paul’s

1971                transfer to Kansas West Conference

1971-75           Wichita Urban Ministries

1975-81           Wichita Delrose

1981-84           Wichita Calvary

1984-86           Wichita College Hill

1986-89           Eldorado First

1989                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1989-92           Tyrone Wesley

1992-98           Chambersburg St. Paul

1998                retired

 

Note: Harold E. Posey is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1044.



 

POSTEN, B. MONROE

 

Born:                                                                           married: Anna Maria _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1895-96           Marsh Creek Baptist Church & Charleston Baptist Church, Tioga County PA

1907-10           Stoneboro PA Baptist Church

1910-               Kent Baptist Church & Fishkill Baptist Church, Farmers Mills NY

1915                Pottstown PA

1919-1920       Port Matilda (beginning 1/1/1919)

1921-23           Cassville

1923                Blandburg (ending 5/1923)

1924-25           Fulton, Philadelphia Conference

 

Note: B. Monroe Posten served within the Methodism as a local pastor.  In a 1915 article he says he has been in the ministry 22 years in Pennsylvania and New York.



 

POTT, ROBERT  R.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 3-31-1865                                                          obit:

 

1860    admitted on trial,                                            East BaltimoreConference

 

Obit: East Baltimore Conference 1866,38

 

1860-61           Catawissa

1861-62           Orangeville

1862-63           Castle Fin

1863-64           Newport

1864-65           Penn’s Valley

1865-66           private, US Army

1866                killed at Petersburg VA


 

POULSON, OMER BRUCE

 

Born: 11-25-1881  near Barnesville OH                     married: Emily Ellen Britten

Died: 10-22-1979                                                        obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1973, 384

 

1907    license, recommended by Everett Barndollar

1909    admitted on trial

1911    ordained deacon

1913    ordained elder

 

Interment: Camp Hill Cemetery, Camp Hill PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1980, 347

 

1909-11           Shawville (beginning 1/1/09)

1911-15           New Millport

1915-17           Wallaceton

1917-18           Altoona Broad Avenue

1918-25           conference evangelist

1925-36           Huntingdon Fifteenth Street

1936-38           secretary, Men’s Dry League

1938-47           conference evangelist

1947-48           approved evangelist

1948-50           superintendent, Harrisburg District of the Penna Temperance League

1950                retired

                        1953        Orangeville (5/1/53 – 9/1/53)

                        1953-55  Calvary, Harris (beginning 9/15/53)

                        1955-57  Salem (beginning 8/1/55)

                        1958-59  Shiremanstown Mt. Olivet (beginning 10/1/58)

                             1959-61  Harrisburg St. Paul’s

 

Note: Omer B. Poulson is the brother of C. Ross Poulson of the North-East Ohio Conference.  He is the author of several temperance and anti-gambling books on file at the conference archives.

 



POWELL, SAMUEL GROVER 

 

Born: 7-31-1920  Ashland PA                                    married: Isabelle N. _____

Died: 8-13-1980                                                          obit:

 

1939    license, recommended by Rupert

1948    admitted on trial, recommended by Picture Rocks

1948    ordained deacon

1950    ordained elder

 

Interment: Beaufort SC

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1981, 337

 

1946-48           Picture Rocks

1948-50           Kulpmont

1950-52           Avis

1952-54           Shamokin Chestnut Street

1954-80           chaplain, US Air Force

1980                retired

 

Note: S. Grover Powell is the grandson of Daniel M. Grover.



 

POYER, JOSEPH THOMAS

 

Born: 12-23-1826  Sunbury PA                                  married: Coral Leggett

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1896    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1901-02           Cameron

1902-04           McElhatten & Pine

1904                no longer listed

 

Note:  His first name is sometimes given as JAMES.  Some biographical information on Joseph T. Poyer appears in the Ministerial Qualifications Book, pages 26 and 40.



 

PREUSS, FRED ARTHUR JR.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Laura

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1960    license

1965    admitted on trial

1965    ordained deacon

1968    ordained elder, Western Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1962-64           associate, Picture Rocks.

1964-67           Wesley Theological Seminary

                        1965-67  Mt. Savage

1967                transfer to Western PA Conference

1967-69           associate, McKeesport First

1969-74           Erie Tenth Street

1974-76           Erie Kingsley

1976-80           Dayton-Smicksburg

1980-97           social worker, Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches

1997-00           involuntary leave of absence, living in Florida

2000                retired



 

PRICE, ARTHUR AUSTIN

 

Born: 5-16-1889  Shade Gap PA                                married: Lettie MaeYeager

Died: 4-18-1967  Shade Gap PA                                obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1955, 240

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Ada Mae Sparr

1921    admitted on trial, recommended by Shawville    obit2:

 

Interment: IOOF Cemetery, Mount Union PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1967, 313

 

1913-14           Vira (5 months)

1914-16           Pine Grove Mills

1916-19           Concord

1919-20           Waterville

1920-21           Shawville

1921-23           Clearfield circuit

1923-26           Howard

1926-28           Snow Shoe

1928-31           Port Royal

1931-37           McConnellsburg

1937-38           Picture Rocks

1938-42           Duncannon

1942-45           Orbisonia

1945-50           Houtzdale

1950-51           Mapleton-Mill Creek

1951-55           Robertsdale

1955                retired

 

 



PRICE, JOB ASBURY

 

Born: 11-9-1832  Potter’s Mills PA                            married: Catharine Andrews

Died: 1-31-1910  Washington DC                              obit:

 

1855    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

1857    ordained deacon, Baltimore Conference

1859    ordained elder,                                                East Baltimore Conference

 

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1910, 70

 

1854-55           Newport circuit

1855-56           Castle Fin

1856-57           Concord

1857                charter member of the East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Mifflin

1858-60           White Haven

1860-62           Northumberland

1862-64           Mechanicsburg station

1864-67           Huntingdon

1867-68           Bloomsburg

1868                transfer by boundary change to Baltimore Conference

1868-70           Baltimore Exeter Street

1870-71           Broadway

1871-74           Frederick

1874-76           Union Square

1876-78           Whatcoat

1878-84           superintendent, West Baltimore District

1884-87           Hamline

1887-90           Waugh

1890-93           Ryland

1893-96           Jefferson Street

1896-00           Martinsburg

1900-02           Westminster

1902-04           Canton Street

1904                retired

 



PRICE, JOSEPH HILYED

 

Born: 6-4-1865  Philadelphia PA                                married: Minnie Louise Bautz

Died: 1-20-1953  Reading PA                                    obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1933, 199

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Angie Belle Nickerson

1887    local preacher’s license                                    obit2:

1892    admitted on trial

1892    ordained deacon

1896    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1953, 223

 

1891                Atglen & Mt. Pleasant, Philadelphia Conference (5 months)

1891-92           Pine Grove Furnace (beginning Oct)

1892-93           Newville cir.

1893-96           Greencastle

1896-97           Duncansville

1897-99           Picture Rocks

1899-01           Williamsport High Street

1901-03           Mt. Holly Springs

1903-06           Wrightsville

1906-10           Roaring Springs

1910-11           Curwensville

1911-14           Lewistown

1914-19           Carlisle

1919-24           Huntingdon First

1924-28           Hazleton St. Paul’s

1928-31           Harrisburg Ridge Avenue

1931                retired



 

PRICE, ROBERT D.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

?          license, Central New York Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1961-62           Peterboro & Pratts Hollow (beginning in mid-year)

1962                “transfer” by boundary change to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1962-64           Ulster

 

Note: Robert D. Price served as local pastor.


 



PRICE, SAMUEL WESLEY

 

Born: 12-19-1833  Mifflin County PA                       married:

Died: 1-8-1866                                                            obit:

 

1853    quarterly conference license, McVeytown charge

1853    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: family burying ground, McVeytown PA

Obit: East Baltimore Conference 1866, 40

 

1853-54           York Springs

1854-55           Carlisle circuit

1855-56           Coalmont

1856-57           Newville

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Green Village

1858-60           Hampstead

1860-62           Jersey Shore station

1862-63           Espy & Light Street

1863-65           Baltimore Strawbridge

1865-66           Williamsport Pine Street

 

Note: S. Wesley Price is the preferred usage.


 

PRICE, WILLIAM L.

 

Born: 1-29-1915  Shamokin PA                                 married: Bertha Kaseman

Died: 1-9-2002  Danville PA                                      obit: 2006, 426

 

1940    license, recommended by Shamokin Lincoln Street

1950    ordained deacon

1953    ordained elder

1970    admitted as associate member

 

Interment: Scott Cemetery, Waterton PA

Obit: 2002, 369

 

1943-47           Helfenstein (beginning 11/15/43 and ending 9/1/47)

1947-85           Town Hill (beginning 9/1/47)

1985                retired



 

PRINCE, LEON CUSHING

 

Born: 5-15-1875  Concord NH                                   married: Julie C. Delaven

Died: 1-31-1937  Carlisle PA                                     obit:

 

1900    admitted on trial, New York East Conference

           

Interment:

Obit:

 

1900-01           faculty, Dickinson College

1901                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1901-02           faculty, Dickinson College

1902                discontinued at own request

1902-37           faculty, Dickinson College

                        1928-36  Pennsylvania State Senate

 

Note: Leon C. Prince is the son of Morris Watson Prince (1843-1932) of the New York East Conference and the grandson of Ammi Cushing Prince (1818-1894) of the East Main Conference.   He is listed in the 1916 Who’s Who in American Methodism, page 176.  He was a noted orator and the author of several books.  The conference archives has a biographical sketch on file.



 

PRINTER, J.GUY

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1914-15           superintendent, Southeastern District [GA & FL] of the Church of the Nazarene

1915-16           Jasper AL Church of the Nazarene

1922-25           Washingtonville circuit, Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

 

Note: J. Guy Printer served as a local pastor.  His picture is available on website of the Jasper AL Church of the Nazarene.

 



PRUYN, HAROLD ANDREW

 

Born: 7-5-1901  Sidney NY                                       married:

Died: 7-13-1961                                                          obit:

 

1929    admitted on trial

1931    ordained deacon

1933    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Western North Carolina Conference 1962, 268

 

1924-27           Allegheny circuit

1927-29           Trout Run

1929-30           Riddlesburg

1930-34           Penn’s Valley

1934-38           Morrisdale-Munson

1939-41           Altoona Fairview

1941-44           chaplain, US Army

1944-51           special services, USO and YMCA 

1951-52           with appointment to attend school

1952                transfer to Western North Carolina Conference 9/24/1952

1952-58           Tryon

1958-61           Winston-Salem Marvin

 

Note: Harold A. Pruyn appears to be based in Portsmouth VA 1944-49 and in Rantoul IL 1949-51.  His assignment included overseas work with the British YMCA.



 

PURCELL, FRANCIS E.

 

Born: 6-2-1872                                                            married: Elizabeth Middleton

Died: 11-29-1943                                                        obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1956, 141

 

1895    admitted on trial, recommended by Alexandria

 

Interment:

Obit: New Jersey Conference 1944, 136

 

1894-96           Alexandria

1896-97           Shirleysburg

1897-99           Concord

1899-01           Wolfsburg

1901                transfer to New Jersey Conference



 

PURSEL, GLENN WESLEY

 

Born: 3-20-1934  Berwick PA                                    married: Ann Marie Dunn

Died: 3-2-2002  Berwick PA                                      obit:

 

1959    admitted on trial

1959    ordained deacon

1966    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Greater New Jersey Conference 2002, ?

 

1957-60           Robertsdale

1960-64           at school

1964-66           student, Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC

1966                transfer to Northern New Jersey Conference



 

PURSEL, ROBERT HOWARD

 

Born: 12-8-1941  Bloomsburg PA                              married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1961    quarterly conference license, Bloomsburg

1964    admitted on trial

1964    ordained deacon

1967    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1959-63           student, Bloomsburg State College

1963-66           student, Wesley Theological Seminary In Washington DC

1966-70           Shamokin Chestnut Street

1970                transfer [by boundary change] to Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

1970                withdrew

                        joined the ministry of the Episcopal Church

1995-2007       Selinsgrove All Saints

 

Note: Robert H. Pursel is a 1969 graduate of the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in NYC.



 

PURVIS, SAMUEL WARRINGTON

 

Born: 11-21-1867  New York City NY                      married: Martha G. Hammond

Died: 11-23-1941                                                        obit: Philadelphia Conference 1950, 792

 

1894    ordained deacon, recommended by Carlisle

1897    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

 

Interment: Emanuel Cemetery, Lewisberry PA

Obit: Philadelphia Conference 1942, 456

 

1893-97           student, Dickinson College

                             1896-97  Lewisberry (ending fall 1897)

1897-99           Williamsville NJ

1899-01           Lancaster NY

1901-03           Gowanda NY

1903-04           Albion NY

1904                transfer to Philadelphia Conference

1904-08           Clifton Heights

1908-11           Columbia Cookman

1911-14           Sharon Hill

1914-31           Philadelphia Thirteenth Street

1931-32           leave of absence

1932-33           Brookline

1933                retired

 

Note: Samuel W. Purvis was the author of the “Saturday Sermon” in the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin for more than 24 years. 
 


 

PYLES, EDWIN ARTHUR

 

Born: 12-26-1868  Waterloo PA                                 married: Elizabeth Sylvania Martin

Died: 11-4-1932  Carlisle PA                                     obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1935, 242

 

1893    admitted on trial, recommended by Williamsport Pine Street

1894    ordained deacon, recommended by Jamestown

 

Interment: Enola Cemetery, Enola PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1933, 190

 

1893-94           Jamestown

1894-96           West Fairview

1896-99           Camp Hill-Salem

1899-00           Port Royal

1900-03           York Epworth

1903-06           Mechanicsburg

1906-09           Bellwood

1909-15           Williamsport Pine Street

1915-20           Harrisburg Fifth Street

1920-25           superintendent, Williamsport District

1925-28           Bloomsburg

1928                retired