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SABIN, EDGAR WILLIAM

 

Born: 12-18-1901  Rochester NY                               married: Mabelle E. Stevens

Died: 10-18-1981                                                        obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1993, 471

 

1938    admitted on trial, Central New York Conference: recommended by Sterling

1938    ordained deacon, Central New York Conference

1940    ordained elder, Central New York Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1982, 383

 

1933-37           youth director, North Barre VT Community House [WHMS]

1937-38           student, Boston University School of Theology in Boston MA

1938-42           Sterling-Martville

1942-45           Gorham-Stanley

1945-52           Williamson

1952-63           Towanda

1962                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1962-63           Towanda

1963-68           Sunbury St. John’s

1968                retired

 

Note: Edgar W. Sabin is the father of Paul E. Sabin.  The Sabins met while Mabelle was also working as a missionary under the Woman’s Home Missionary Society at the North Barre Community House.



 

SABIN, PAUL EDGAR 

 

Born: 10-14-1940  Rochester NY                               married: Onalee Barton

Died:                                                                           obit:

                                                                                    married2: Linda E. _____

1962    license                                                             obit2:

1964    admitted on trial

1964    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1958-62           student, Lycoming College

1962-63

1963-66           student, Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley CA

1966                transfer to Central New York Conference

                        transfer to Mississippi Conference

                        director, conference children’s home

                        transfer to Louisiana Conference

                        director, Board of Child Care

2005-2007       Monroe Memorial

 

Note: Paul E. Sabin is the son of Edgar W. Sabin.  The first Mrs. Sabin later married a Mr. Nixon.



 

SADDORIS, ARTHUR MACHIR

 

Born: 8-19-1938  Hominy OK                                    married:

Died: 10-6-2007                                                          obit:

 

1961    admitted on trial, Oklahoma Conference

1961    ordained deacon, Oklahoma Conference

1963    ordained elder, Oklahoma Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1954-56           youth director, Oklahoma City Sunnylane

1962-64           minister of education, Dallas Brooklyn Avenue

1964-65           Wesley Foundation, Panhandle A&M College in Goodwell OK

1965                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1965-75           Wesley Foundation, State College

1975-76           sabbatical leave

1976-77           on leave

1977-78           leave of absence

1979                withdrew from the ministry

                       

1995                Education Department, Washington DC

2007                State Department, Washington DC

 

Note: Arthur M. Saddoris is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1135. 



 

SADOFSKY, CHARLES ARTHUR

 

Born: 9-22-1893  Baltimore MD                                married: Hattie Ferguson

Died: 5-25-1982  Mechanicsburg PA                         obit: [d. 11/?/1940]

                                                                                    married2: Mildred Hines

1916    license, Baltimore Conference                        obit2: 1966, 340; W PA Conference 1966, 1520

1919    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

1919    ordained deacon

1920    ordained elder

 

Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, Wilkinsburg PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1982, 397

 

1919-21           Woodlawn

1921-22           Carrollton

1922-23           Union Bridge

1923-24           Lanaham

1924-26           Hyndman PA

1926-29           Solomons

1929-32           Baltimore Monroe Street

1932-35           Baltimore Exter

1935-36           Sparrows Point

1936-37           Reisterstown

1937-39           Warfordsburg PA

1939-40           Bunker Hill WV

1940-42           ?

1942-49           superintendent, New Jersey Temperance League

1949                transfer to New Hampshire Conference

1949-51           Plymouth

1951-52           Penecook

1952-53           Liberty

1953-57           West Bridgewater

1957                transfer to Pittsburgh Conference

1957-59           Ford City

1959-60           Wilkinsburg Ross Avenue

1960                retired

                             1961-65  Mechanicsburg Salem

                             1965-67  Harrisburg St. Paul’s (ending 1/1/67)

                             1967-69  Pittsburgh North Avenue (beginning 1/1/67)

                             1969-70  Trevorton

 

Note: C. Arthur Sadofsky is the author of  books of poems and devotional readings.



 

SAFFORD, J.S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1889-90           Wharton

 

Note: J. S. Safford served as a local pastor.

 



SAGAR, HARRY ANDREW JR.

 

Born: 2-13-1914  Elmira NY                                      married: Elinor Barnes

Died: 7-10-1999  Williamsport PA                             obit:

 

1932    license, recommended by Elmira Riverside

1941    admitted on trial, Central New York Conference

1941    ordained deacon, Central New York Conference

1943    ordained elder, Central New York Conference

 

Interment: Hershey PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 2000,354

 

1940-43           Big Flats-Catlin

1943-50           Watkins Glen

1950-56           Troy PA

1956-62           Waterloo

1962                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1962-70           Mansfield

1970-74           Mount Union

1974-79           Chambersburg Park Avenue

1979-81           Lewisburg St. Paul’s

1981                retired

                             1981-88  visitation pastor, Hanover First



 

SAGAR, HARRY ANDREW III

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1967    admitted on trial, recommended by Mansfield

1967    ordained deacon

1970    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1967-70           student, Duke University Divinity School in Durham NC

1970-73           Altoona Grace

1973-78           student, University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh PA

1978                honorable location, page 183

 

Note: Harry A. Sagar has published in the field of racial attitudes and influences in society.



 

SALTER, ALVIN B.

 

Born: 3-17-1908                                                          married: Elizabeth Keltner [6/12/1937]

Died: 6-26-2004                                                          obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1930-31           Student, Dickinson College

                             1930-31  Boiling Springs & Hickorytown

 

Note: Alvin B. Salter is the son of Robert (Bert) A. Salter and father-in-law of Diane Salter of the Central Pennsylvania Conference UM.  He settled in Chambersburg – first as a salesman, and then as a high school chemistry teacher.



 

SALTER, ROBERT A.

 

Born: Northumberland PA                                         married: Maggie M. Bartholomew

Died: 1-11-1943  Harlingen TX                                  obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1918, 146

                                                                                    married2: Bessie B. Stull

1900  admitted on trial                                               obit2: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1950, 207

 

Interment: Cross Roads Lutheran Church, Augustaville PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1944, 231

 

1900-02           Grant

1902-04           Pleasant Gap

1904-06           Hustontown

1906-09           Berwick Calvary

1909-15           Clearfield West Side

1915-17           Patton

1917-19           Williamsport High Street

1919-22           Hanover

1922-25           Renovo

1925-31           Altoona Simpson

1931-34           Milton

1934-38           Tyrone Columbia Avenue

1938                retired

 

 

Note: Bert A. Salter is the father of Alvin B. Salter.



 

SAMSON, J.M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1920-21           Wallis Run

 

Note: J.M. Samson served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.

 



SANDERSON, JOHN RUSSELL JR

 

Born: 12-26-1913                                                        married:

Died: 11-15-1986                                                        obit:

 

1938    admitted on trial

1940    ordained deacon

1941    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Florida Conference 1987, 424

 

1935-37           Waterville (beginning 9/35)

1937-38           Birmingham (ending 9/38)

1938-41           student, Boston University School of Theology in Boston MA (beginning 9/38)

                             1938-41  Marion MA, New England South Conference (beginning 11/38)

1941-43           Salona-Lamar

1943-44           Dudley

1944-45           assistant, Williamsport Pine Street

1945-46           Avis

1946-51           Harrisburg St. Paul’s

1951-54           Hazleton Diamond

1954                transfer to Florida Conference



 

SANKS, JAMES

 

Born: 6-12-1806  Anne Arundel County MD            married: Virginia Van Tries

Died: 6-4-1862  York PA                                           obit: [c1810-1849]

                                                                                    married2: Harriet A. Timmons

1828    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference        obit2: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1891, 85

 

Interment:

Obit: East Baltimore Conference 1863, 29

 

1828-29           Clear Spring

1829-30           Huntingdon

1830-31           Phillipsburg

1831-32           Baltimore City station

1832-34           Bellefonte

1834-36           Lycoming

1836-38           Berwick

1838-40           Northumberland

1840-42           Williamsburg

1842-44           Chambersburg station

1844-46           Harper’s Ferry

1846-48           Front Royal

1848-49           Winchester

1849-50           Hollidaysburg station

1850-52           Carlisle circuit

1852-54           East Harford

1854-56           Severn

1856-57           West River

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           West River

1858-62           superintendent, Bellefonte District

1862-63           York

 

Note: A biographical sketch for James Sanks is given in Armstrong’s History of the Old Baltimore Conference, page 452.  The second Mrs. Sanks was the widow of a person unknown when she married James; Timmons was her maiden name.

 

 



SARGENT, THOMAS BARTOW

 

Born: 3-30-1805  Baltimore MD                                married: Sophia Gough Carroll

Died: 10-14-1879  Baltimore MD                              obit: [12/19/1813 – 6/20/1857]

 

Interment:

Obit: Baltimore Conference ME South 1880, 28

 

1825                Philadelphia Conference

1825-27           Elizabethtown NJ station

1827-29           Rahway NJ station

1829                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1829-31           Baltimore City station

1831-32           Carlisle station

1832-33           East Baltimore

1833-34           Baltimore circuit

1834-36           Washington DC Foundry

1836-38           Baltimore circuit

1838-39           Patapsco

1839-41           Great Falls

1841-42           North Baltimore station

1842-43           traveling companion, Bishop Soule

1843-47           superintendent, Potomac District

1847-48           Summerfield

1848-50           Baltimore Charles Street station

1850-52           North Baltimore

1852-53           agent, Dickinson College

1853-56           superintendent, Northumberland District

1856-58           Baltimore Strawbridge

1858-59           superintendent, West Baltimore District

1859-62           superintendent, Baltimore District

1862-63           Baltimore Strawbridge

1863-66           Hereford

1866                located

 

Note: A biographical sketch for Thomas B. Sargent is given in Armstrong’s History of the Old Baltimore Conference, page 453.

 


 

SARVER, SIDNEY J.

 

Born: 4-20-1874  Newport, Giles County VA           married:

Died: 3-19-1946  Blossburg PA                                 obit:

                                                                                    married2:  Eva  Sadie Crayton

1889    license, Holston Conference ME South          obit2: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1975,327

1897    admitted on trial, Central Pennsylvania Conference

            recommended by Ralston

1899    ordained deacon, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1903    admitted on trial, Iowa Conference

1905    ordained deacon, Central Ohio Conference

1907    ordained elder, Central New York Conference

 

Interment: Pennsdale Cemetery, Marsh Hill PA

Obit: Erie Conference 1946, 743

 

1889-90           Auburn NC

1891                “transfer” to Baltimore Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church South

1894                discontinued at own request

1897                joins Central Pennsylvania Conference

1897-99           Clarkstown

1899-01           Benezette

1901                withdrew under complaints, page 29

    1901-02  Spring Garden, Southern Illinois Conference (supply)

1902                license, Southern Illinois Conference

1902-03           Spring Garden

1903                “transfer” to  Iowa Conference

1903-04           Millersburg

1904                transfer to Central Ohio Conference

1904-05           Gettysburg

1905-06           Deshler

1906                transfer to Central New York Conference

1906-08           Laquin

1908                transfer to Northern New York Conference

1908-09           Brownville & Dexter

1909-11           Russell, Erie Conference

1911                transfer to Erie Conference

1911-13           Russell

1913-14           Randolph

1914-16           on leave

1916                retired

                            1924-25  Emerickville – Meade Chapel

                            1927-29  New Richmond – North Richmond – Teepleville

                            1929-30  Spring Creek

                            1935-36  Kittanning First – Dayton – Snicksburg – Marion Center

 

Note:  Sidney J. Sarver is a brother to Charles M. Sarver (1863-1842) of the Virginia Conference.  He is sometimes noted as Stephen J. Sarver or Sydney J. Sarver.  He spent his final years in Marsh Hill PA, where he performed limited pastoral functions, served as postmaster, and was active in the Pennsylvania School Association.
 


 

SARVIS, GIDEON PILLAR

 

Born: 5-25-1848  East Waterford PA             married: Catherine Hoenstine

Died: 12-24-1932  Tyrone PA                                    obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1922, 137

 

1885    ordained deacon, recommended by Penn’s Valley

1904    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Thompsontown Cemetery, Thompsontown PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1933, 196

 

1884-85           Penn’s Valley

1885-87           Clearfield circuit

1887-91           Pleasant Gap 

1891-93           Irvona [Ansonville] 

1893-96           Port Matilda

1896-00           Hustontown

1900-08           Thompsontown

1908-14           Blain

1914-16           Blandsburg

1916                retired

 



SAUNDERS, DAVID LOWELL

 

Born: 3-?-1929                                                            married: Ramona Webb

Died: 6-?-1993                                                            obit:

 

1954    admitted on trial

 

1953-55           Newton Hamilton

1955                transfer to North Iowa Conference

                       

1970                voluntary location, Iowa Conference

 

Note: David L. Saunders is a 1952 graduate of Indiana Central College.



 

SAUTER, CHARLES AUGUSTUS

 

Born: 4-15-1889  Williamsport PA                             married: Beatrice Casselberry

Died: 6-30-1947  Williamsport PA                             obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1965, 367

 

1912    admitted on trial

1914    ordained deacon

1916    ordained elder

 

Interment: Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1948, 192

 

1910-12           Loyalsock

1912-13           Westport

1913-15           Blackwell (ending 12/31/14)

1915-16           White Haven (beginning 1/1/15)

1916-17           Laurelton

1917-18           Fort Loudon

1918-21           Airville

1921-22           Dudley

1922-25           Austin

1925-29           Sunbury Catawissa Avenue

1929-33           Jersey Shore First

1933-36           Clearfield West Side

1936-40           Camp Hill

1940-47           Bedford

1947                retired

 


SAVIDGE, COLEMAN HALL

 

Born: 3-4-1835  Northumberland County                  married: Alcinda Harwood Creager

Died: 3-13-1902                                                          obit: [12/3/1841 – 9/22/1897]

 

1857    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd PA

Obit:

 

1857-58           Muncy

1858-59           Orangeville

1859-60           Berwick

1860-61           West Falls

1861-62           Middletown

1862-63           Clear Spring (first part of year)

                        Waynesboro (last part of year)

1863-64           Allegany

1884-86           Frostburg

1866-67           Hancock

                        transfer to Baltimore Conference

1870                Methodist Book Room, New York NY

1886                located at own request

 

Note: Biographical information on Coleman Hall Savidge is given in the 1894 Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia of Delaware County PA by Wiley and Garner, page 244.




SAVIDGE, GEORGE V.

 

Born: 6-1835  near Sunbury PA                                 married: Mariah Louise Blanchard

Died: 1-14-1921  Berwick PA                                    obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1925, 162

 

1874    admitted on trial, recommended by Elysburg circuit

 

Interment: Berwick Cemetery, Berwick PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1921, 139

 

1874-75           Elysburg

1875-77           Helfenstein

1877-80           Iola

1880-83           Buckhorn

1884-86           Benton

1886-89           Muhlenburg

1889-92           Beach Haven

1892-97           Jerseytown

1897-00           Town Hill

1900-05           Mifflinville

1905-06           on leave

1906                retired

 



SAXE, JAY ARDEN

 

Born: 8-19-1935  Sweet Valley PA                            married: Nancy Eileen Oliver

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1953    quarterly conference license, Hunlock Creek charge

1957    license, recommended by Muhlenburg

1958    admitted on trial

1959    ordained deacon

1960    ordained elder

           

Interment:

Obit:

 

1957-62           Hustontown

1962-71           New Bloomfield Area Parish

1971-82           Altoona Gethsemane

1982-89           Everett

1989-97           Waynesboro Faith

1997                retired

                        1999-07  Clearville-Stevens Chapel

 

Note: Jay A. Saxe is the son of Oscar W. Saxe.  He listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1147.



 

SAXE, OSCAR WILLIAM

 

Born: 5-23-1911  Bethel Hill PA                                married: Jessie Dohl Harvey

Died: 1-4-1986                                                            obit:

 

1943    license, recommended by Bethel Hill on Harveyville charge

1949    ordained deacon

1951    ordained elder

1970    admitted as associate member

           

Interment: Bethel Hill Cemetery, Sweet Valley PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1986, 434

 

1943-45           Muncy Valley (beginning 12/1/43)

1945-62           Hunlock Creek

1962-79           Hughesville

1979                retired

 

Note: Oscar W. Saxe is the father of Jay A. Saxe.

 



SAXMAN, HARRY MERLE

 

Born: 11-29-1914  Armstrong County PA                 married: Ruth May Griswold

Died: 10-5-1997  Brogue PA                                      obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1997, 387

 

1942    license, Erie Conference: recommended by Putneysville

1947    admitted on trial, recommended by Fayetteville

1947    ordained deacon

1949    ordained elder

 

Interment: McKendree Church Cemetery, Airville PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1998, 448

 

1942-44           Hazen, Erie Conference (beginning 9/1/42)

1944-47           Fayetteville

1947-49           Doylesburg

1949-53           Mill Hall

1953-55           Centralia

1955-59           Clearfield circuit

1959-64           Millerstown

1964-69           Airville

1969-73           Williamstown

1973-74           Watsontown

1974-78           Runville

1978-81           Leesburg

1981                retired

                             1981-89  Hillcrest    



 

SAYERS, ELROY MERVIN

 

Born: 8-7-1915  New Bethlehem PA                         married: Alda Ruth Kirkpatrick

Died: 6-16-1988                                                          obit:

 

1936    local preacher’s license

1937    admitted on trial, Erie Conference

1939    ordained deacon

1941    ordained elder

 

Interment: Asbury Cemetery, Clarion PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1988, 415

 

1936-37           Big Bend

1937-39           student, Drew Theological Seminary

                             1939  Hazen (May – Sept)

1938-39           Newman’s Chapel

1940-41           Grampian & Lumber City, Central Pennsylvania Conference (4/14/1940 – 10/15/1941)

1941-46           Rimersburg

1946-48           Clintonville

1948-51           Tionesta

1951-53           Lakewood NY

1953-60           Parker

1960-62           Rockland1

1962                transfer to Western Pennsylvania Conference by boundary change

1962-64           Rockland

1964-72           oil City Bethel-Plumer

1972-77           Belleview

1977-80           Connoquenessing-Renfrew

1980                retired

 

Note: Elroy M. Sayers is the son of Homer A. Sayers (1891-1968) of the Western Pennsylvania Conference.  E.M. Sayers served in the Central Pennsylvania Conference for 18 months (1940-41) as a local pastor, the circumstances of which are not clear.



 

SCHAEFFER, SAMUEL CARLYLE

 

Birth: 5-26-1872  Shrewsbury PA                              married:

Death: 4-12-1957                                                        obit:

 

1901    license, recommended by Madison NJ

 

Interment:

Obit: Southern California-Arizona Conference 1957, 210

 

1901-02           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

 

Note: Some biographical information on S. Carlyle Schaeffer appears in the Ministerial Qualifications Book, page 32.  Some sources give his birth date as 5-26-1873 or 5-26-1880.



 

SCARBOROUGH, JOHN BARCLAY

 

Born: 9-24-1835  Harford County MD                      married: Rachel Frances Lewin

Died:12-25-1909  Harford County MD                     obit: [8/7/1842 – 11/12/1912]

 

1858    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Emory Methodist Church cemetery, Harford County MD

Obit:

 

1858-59           Woodbury

1859-60           Philipsburg

1860                discontinued at own request

 

Note: This surname is also rendered SCARBORO.  John B. Scarboro is the subject of an article in THE CHRONICLE 1991, page 88.  His 12/18/1860 marriage is likely the reason for his leaving the itinerant ministry.



 

SCHEAR, LLOYD BENNER

 

Born: 2-25-1907  Newcomerstown OH                     married: Sarah Dunning

Died: 4-30-1965                                                          obit:

 

1939    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Mosswood Cemetery, Cotuit MA

Obit: Northern New Jersey Conference 1965, 183

 

1938-40           Birmingham (beginning 9?38)

1940-41           Hughesville (ending 10/41)

1941-43           on leave (beginning 10/41)

1943-45           White Haven

1945-47           Lewisbery-Lisburn

1947                voluntary location

1951-54           Hoboken, Newark Conference

1954                re-admitted

1954                transfer to Newark Conference

1954-57           Hoboken

1957-60           Rockaway

1960-62           Newark Trinity

1962-65           Cokesbury-Oldwick   

 



SCHELL, JAMES LONG

 

Born: 6-12-1936 Harrisburg PA                                 married: Phyllis Ann Moser

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1957    license, recommended by Stevens Memorial

1959    admitted on trial

1960    ordained deacon

1961    ordained elder

           

Interment: Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1988, 422

 

1954-58           student, Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown PA

1958-61           student, Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC

                             1958-61  Mont Alto

1961-63           Mount Alto (ending 1/15/63)

1963-66           Mount Holly Springs (beginning 1/15/63)

1966-70           Duncansville Hicks Memorial

1970-81           Mechanicsburg Hope

1981-87           Harrisburg Mount Calvary (ending 7/29/87)

1987-               disability leave (beginning 7/29/87)

 

Note: James L. Schell is a brother to Walter M. Schell.  He is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1150.



 

SCHELL, WALTER METTLEN

 

Born: 6-26-1933  Harrisburg PA                                married: Marian L. Meyer

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1953    license, recommended by Harrisburg Stevens Memorial

1956    admitted on trial

1956    ordained deacon

1958    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1951-55           student, Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown PA

1955-58           student, Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC

                             1956-58  Marysville Wesley

1958-62           Marysville Wesley

1962-67           Fayetteville Calvary

1967-79           Montoursville Faith

1979-84           superintendent, Williamsport District

1984-95           Williamsport Pine Street

1995                retired

 

Note: Walter M. Schell is a brother to James L. Schell.  He is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1150.

 



SCHENCK, NATHAN H.

 

Born: 2-7-1849  Centre County PA                            married: Jennie McCloskey

Died: 12-20-1937  Centre County PA                        obit:

 

1883    admitted on trial, recommended by Emporium

1883    ordained deacon, recommended by Emporium

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1883-84           Emporium

1884-86           Montgomery

1886-90           Hughesville

1890-92           Williamsport Third Street

1892-97           Lock Haven East Main Street

1897-99           Altoona Chestnut Avenue

1899                transfer to Black Hills Conference

1899-00           Lead

1900-01           conference evangelist, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1901                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1901-02           McConnellsburg

1902-07           on leave

1907                located at own request

 

Note: Nathan H. Schenck has roots in Schenck’s [Hunter’s Run] Church in Howard township, Centre County.  He moved to Driftwood, Cameron County, before 1870 and apparently taught school before entering the ministry.



 

SCHISSLER, HARRY H.  see SHISSLER, [WILLIAM] HENRY HARRISON



 

SCHLABIG, RALPH DONALD

 

Born: 11-28-1906  New Millport PA              married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1943    ordained local deacon

1949    admitted on trial, Colorado Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1940-42           Benezette & Penfield

1942-49           Snow Shoe & Karthaus

1949                “transfer” to Colorado Conference

1949-52           Rinn

1952-54           Price UT

1954                withdrew

1954-55           Clearfield Circuit, Central Pennsylvania Conference (1/15/1954 – 4/1/1955)

1955                reigned to accept a call to a Presbyterian Church in New York State, page 92

 

1959-60           supply pastor, New Millport – Olanta Lutheran charge

 

Note: Ralph D. Schlabig served as a local pastor in the Central Pennsylvania Conference.  He was admitted into full connection in the Colorado Conference in 1951.

 



SCHLESINGER, GEORGE CHARLES

 

Born: 9-14-1923  Williamsport PA                             married: Leona Maxine Smith

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1957    license, recommended by Avis

1961    admitted on trial

1961    ordained deacon

1964    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1957-60           student, Lycoming College

                        1957-60  Oriole

1960-64           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

                        1960-61  Elizabeth NJ Park

1964-67           Mifflinburg

1967                transfer to Northern New Jersey Conference

1967-73           Edison

1973-75           associate, Westfield

1975-86           Springfield

1986-89           Trenton, Southern New Jersey Conference

1989                retired

 

Note: In 2003 George C. Schlesinger is listed as a retired member of the Greater New Jersey Conference.



 

SCHLOSSER, NOAH

 

Born: c1823  Franklin County PA                              married: Katherine Maxwell

Died: 1909  Denver CO                                              obit: [c1833 – 1914]

 

1844    received on trial, Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1844-46           Virginia Circuit

1846                located

1848                admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1848-49           Mifflin

1849-50           McConnellsburg

1850-51           Jacksonville

1851-52           Sweet Springs

1852-53           Baltimore Canton-Asbury

1853-54           Washington Ryland

1854-57           St. Mary’s (did not finish third year)

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           on leave

1858-60           Green Village

1860-61           on leave

1861                retired

                             1868  charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

                             1879  located at own request

                                       became a dentist

                             1883  moved to Denver CO

 

Note: Information of Noah Schlosser is in the biographical files at the conference archives.



 

SCHRIBER, WILLIAM

 

Born: 9-28-1827 Milesburg PA                                  married: Margaret S. Anna Miller

Died: 4-30-1906 Wilcox PA                                       obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1894, 97

 

1858    license, recommended by Penn’s Valley

1866    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Wilcox, Elk County PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1907, 108

 

1866-67           Mifflin circuit

1867-69           Concord

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1869-71           New Bloomfield

1871-72           Manor Hill

1872-73           Concord

1873-75           Thompsontown

1875-77           Decatur

1877-78           on leave

                        1877-78  Newville & Rehobeth

1878                retired



 

SCHROEDER, PAUL DANIEL

 

Born: 6-27-1928  Binghamton NY                             married: Jeanette Ruth Browning

Died: 9-18-1989  Tyrone PA                                      obit:

 

1949    license, recommended by Clarks Summit

1953    admitted on trial

1953    ordained deacon

1955    ordained elder

 

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Tyrone PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1990, 466 and 1991, 490

 

1950-52           Cherry Tree 

1952-53           Schellsburg

1953-56           Wrightsville

1956-59           Millerstown

1959-66           Williamsport Faxon-Kenmar

1966-69           Emporium

1969-73           Roaring Spring

1973-80           administrator, Bethany Village (ending 8/11/80)

1980-89           administrator, Epworth Manor (beginning 8/11/80)

 

Note: Paul D. Schroeder is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1155.



 

SCHROPSHIRE  SEE SHROPSHIRE



 

SCHUCHART, HARRY J.

 

Born: 6-18-1875  Tamaqua PA                                   married: Jennie Reeke

Died: 8-20-1959 Penney Farms, FL                           obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1916, 131

                                                                                    married2: Hazel Owen

1901  admitted on trial                                               obit2: 1981, 350

 

Interment: Shamokin Cemetery, Shamokin PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1960, 248

 

1900-02           Excelsior

1902-04           Barnesboro

1904-07           Snow Shoe

1907-11           Altoona Fairview

1911-15           Stewartstown

1915-18           Weatherly

1918-20           Centralia

1920-21           Warriors Mark

1921-28           Altoona Llyswen

1928-30           York Ridge Avenue

1930-32           Jersey Shore Epworth

1932-35           Renovo

1935-36           St. Mary’s

1936-37           Williamsport Third Street

1937-40           Beaver Meadows

1940-42           Lock Haven East Main Street

1942-47           Mt. Holly Springs

1947                retired

 

Note: Some biographical information on Harry J. Schuchart appears in the Ministerial Qualifications Book, page 31. 



 

SCOTT, ALEXANDER

 

Born: 6-13-1872  Huntingdon County PA                 married: Florence Adella Maneval

Died: 1-3-1961  Williamsport PA                               obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1960, 251

 

1899    license, recommended by Petersburg

1905    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1961, 262

 

1902-05           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

                             1902  Summerfield NJ

1905-08           Rohrsburg

1908-11           Orangeville

1911-16           Danville Trinity

1916-19           Woolrich

1919-22           Bellefonte

1922-28           Williamsport Grace

1928-30           Barnsboro

1930-32           Renovo

1932-35           Shickshinny

1935                retired

                             1942       Waterville (July 15 to November 1)

                             1943-47  McElhatten

 

Note: Some biographical information on Alexander Scott appears in the Ministerial Qualifications Book, page 52. 



 

SCOTT, NATHAN LEE

 

Born: 3-24-1913  Lee County VA                              married: Mary Frank Farris

Died: 3-9-1960  Danville VA                                     obit: [12/26/1914 – 4/5/1998]

 

1946    admitted on trial, Kentucky Conference

1949    ordained deacon, Kentucky Conference

1951    ordained elder, Virginia Conference

 

Interment: McKendree UMC, Airville PA

Obit: Virginia Conference 1960, 120

 

1946-48           student, Union College in Barboursville KY

                            1946-48  Corbin KY Second

1948-51           student, Westminster Theological Seminary in Westminster MD

    1948-53  Airville, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1951                transfer to Virginia Conference

1951-54           Charlotte

1954-57           East Franklin

1957-60           Danville Design

 

Note: N. Scott Lee had two children – daughters born circa 1933 who married men from Airville and settled there.  His vocation before entering the ministry is not known.



 

SCOTT, WILLIAM ARTHUR

 

Born: 2-26-1921 Juniata PA                                       married: Helen M. Schuh

Died: 4-9-1998                                                            obit: [8/31/1981 – 11/2/2001]

 

1950    ordained, Conservative Baptist

1973    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Alto Reste Park, Altoona PA

Obit: [1998, 423]

 

1957-64           South Altoona Baptist (beginning 1/1/57 and ending 8/64)

1966-68           Harrisburg St. Paul’s (beginning 12/1/66)

1969-74           Runville

1974-76           Young’s-Mt. Zion

1976-81           Mexico-Locust Run

1981-86           disability leave

1986                retired



 

SEAMAN, ALAN MONROE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1962    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1956-59           Penns Valley

1959-62           student, Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore KY

1962-63           missionary, West Pakistan

1963                transfer to Indus River Conference

 

Note: The 2007 contact information for Alan M. Seaman is: 212 Gardner Court,

Washington Court House, OH 43160-1918.  740-636-9697.



 

SEARCH, LESTER EUGENE

 

Born: 9-2-1893  Berwick PA                                      married: Cora Edna Ober

Died: 4-26-1960  York PA                                         obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1963, 337

 

1925    admitted on trial

1927    ordained deacon

1929    ordained elder

 

Interment: Hill Cemetery, New Buffalo PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1960, 246

 

1923-25           Elimsport & Maple Hill

1925-26           Burnt Cabins

1926-28           Cross Roads

1928-29           Sinnemahoning

1929-31           Grampian

1931-34           Snydertown

1934-35           Town Hill

1935-37           Millville-Jerseytown

1937-40           Kulpmont

1940-42           Harveyville

1942-47           Audenreid-Jeanesville

1947-53           Wrightsville

1953-54           Gatchelville

1954-57           James Creek

1957-59           Mapleton

1958                retired



 

SEARS, MARVIN WAYNE

 

Born: 7-24-1918  Sunbury PA                                    married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: Marvin W. Sears has a file with the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, but he never served in the Central Pennsylvania Conference. 



 

SEARS, SAMUEL WESLEY

 

Born: 2-27-1834  Baltimore MD                                married: Elizabeth R. McCahan

Died: 6-10-1896  Philadelphia PA                              obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1892, 95

 

1855    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Riverside Cemetery, Huntingdon

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1897, 90

 

1855-56           Newville

1856-57           Carlisle circuit

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-59           Lewistown circuit

1859-61           Ashland

1861-63           Hagerstown

1863-66           Cumberland

1866-68           Milton

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-70           Philipsburg

1870-71           Altoona First

1871-72           Espy-Light Street

1872-73           on leave

1873-75           Mount Carmel

1875-77           Catawissa

1877-79           Sunbury

1879-81           Lewistown

1881-83           Bedford

1883-86           Mount Carmel

1886-89           Harrisburg Fifth Street

1889-92           Bloomsburg

1892-95           Chambersburg

1895-96           Altoona Fifth Avenue

1896                on leave

 

Note: A biographical sketch of S. Wesley Sears is given in Armstrong’s The Old Baltimore Conference, page 454.  A obituary also appears in the 8/27/1896 Christian Advocate.



 

SEBRING, FRANK C.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1911-12           Shawville

1912-13           Rohrsburg

 

Note: Frank C. Sebring served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.  The middle initial is also given as K.



 

SEIFERT, HARRY WHITE

 

Born: 8-13-1877  Birdsboro PA                                 married: J. Miola Guest [6/22/1899]

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1900    admitted on trial, recommended by Bethel-Trinity

1905    ordained deacon, Philadelphia Conference

1907    ordained elder, Philadelphia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1899-00           Bethel-Trinity (approx 8/1899 to 8/1900)

1900-01           Harrisonville (beginning approx 8/1900)

1901-02           Burnt Cabins (ending 9/8/1902)

1902-03           student, Drew Theological Seminary

1903                discontinued

1903-05           student, Drew Theological Seminary

1905                “transfer” to Philadelphia Conference

1905-07           Lower Merion

1907-08           Coventryville

1908-09           Dauphin

1909                withdrew

 

Note: Some biographical information on Harry White Seifert appears in the Ministerial Qualifications Book, pages 31 and 33.  The Trinity of Bethel-Trinity is the former Trinity South of the Evangelical Association.  The 1926 Drew alumni record lists him as an attorney living in Duluth MN.



 

SENSENBACH, EUGENE GUY

 

Born: 5-30-1904  Freeland PA                                   married: Ethel Mae Fairchild

Died: 2-24-1982                                                          obit: [3/9/1906 – 1/25/1978]

 

Interment: Freeland Cemetery, Freeland PA

Obit:

 

1924-25           Picture Rocks circuit

 

Note: Eugene Sensenbach served as a local pastor.  Some sources give his birth date as 5/3/1904.



 

SENSER, GEORGE GUYER

 

Born: 10-18-1852  Philipsburg PA                             married: Julia F. Mendenhall

Died: 8-18-1913  Philadelphia PA                              obit:

 

1875    license

1876    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Harleigh NJ

Obit: New Jersey Conference 1914, 160

 

1876-77           Glen Hope

1877                discontinued at own request, to attend school

1879                admitted on trial, Nebraska Conference

1870-82           Grand Island

1882-84           St. Paul

1884-85           Keyport St. John’s, New Jersey Conference 

1885                transfer to New Jersey Conference

                        Auburn

                        Haleyville

                        Cold Springs Newport

                        Pennsville

                        Quinton

                        Woodstown

1899                transfer to Wilmington Conference

                         Pocomoke City

                        Crisfield Asbury

                         Chincoteague VA

1903                transfer to New Jersey Conference

                        Fairton and Center Grove

                        Camden Bethel

                        Wenonah

                         Camden Eighth Street

 

Note: George Guyer Senser is named for George Guyer.


 



SEWELL, REUBEN

 

Born:                                                                           married: Margaret A. McCrory [2/14/1860]

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1859    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1859-60           Alto Dale

1860                discontinued at own request

 

Note: This surname is also rendered SEWALL.


 

SEYMOUR, MAUDE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1930-32           West Fairview & Summerdale (beginning during the 1929-30 conference year)

 

Note: Mrs. Maude Seymour served as a local pastor.  In 1929, she is listed as a local pastor living in McConnellsburg.   She moved to Dauphin when her husband secured employment with the State.



 

SHAFER, DONALD LEROY BRINTON SR

 

Born: 3-12-1919  Lewistown PA                               married: Lillie Bernice Brooks

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1949    license, recommended by Port Royal

1955    admitted on trial

1955    ordained deacon

1957    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1948-53           Fayetteville 

1953-56           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

                             1953-55  Hampton, New Jersey Conference

1956-59           Shamokin Chestnut Street

1959-61           Avis

1961-63           Williamsport Mulberry Street

1963-67           Selinsgrove

1967-77           Hollidaysburg First

1977-84           Harrisburg Derry Street

1984                retired

             

Note: Donald L. Shafer is the father of D.L. Brinton Shafer.



 

SHAFER, DONALD LEROY BRINTON, JR

 

Born:                                                                           married: Cornelia _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1964    license, recommended by Selinsgrove

1967    admitted on trial

1967    ordained deacon

1971    ordained elder

           

Interment:

Obit:

 

1963-66           student, Lycoming College

                             1963-64  assistant, Snydertown

                             1964-66  Irish Valley 

1966-68           student, Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC

                             1966-68  Johnsonburg-Walnut NJ

1968-72           Petersburg

1972-80           Altoona Faith

1980-91           Roaring Spring

1991-               Hollidaysburg First

             

Note: D.L. Brinton Shafer is the son of Donald L. Shafer.



 

SHAFFER, JOHN ROBINSON

 

Born: 8-4-1872                                                            married:

Died: 11-16-1958                                                        obit:

 

1908    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit: Oregon Conference 1959, 107

 

1902-03           New Millport

1903-04           living in New Millport

1904-06           Bakerton

1906-07           Dent’s Run

1907-09           Beach Haven

1909-10           Buckhorn

1910-12           Berwick Calvary

1912-13           Mill Hall

1913                transfer to West Wisconsin Conference



 

SHAFFER, JOSEPH

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                          obit:

 

1880    license

1882    ordained deacon, recommended by Sinnemahoning circuit

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1882-83           Wharton

 

Note: Joseph Shaffer was a local pastor living in Sinnemahoning.
 


 

SHAFFER, MONA MARIE THOMPSON

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1954    license, recommended by Altoona Mardorf

1966    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note: Mona M. Shaffer is married to Paul C. Shaffer.  A licensed local pastor, she never received an appointment.
 

 



SHAFFER, NATHAN

 

Born: 9-18-1823  Columbia County PA                     married: Mary Ann Durst [2/16/1859]

Died:                                                                           obit: [b. 1/21/1833]

 

1852-53           Penn’s Valley

1853-54           New Washington

1854-55           Caledonia

1855-56           Bald Eagle

1856-57           Luzerne

1857                charter member of the East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Hereford

1858-59           Carlisle circuit

1859-61           Liberty Valley

1861-62           English Center

1862                “retired”

1863                moved to Iowa

                             1863-66  lived and preached in Buchanan County IA

                             1866-69  lived preached in Jackson County IA

                             1869-96  lived and farmed in Jones County IA

                             1896        moved to Wyoming IA

 

Note: There is biographical information on Nathan Shaffer in the biographical files at the conference archives.

 


 

SHAFFER, PAUL CLAY

 

Born: 7-8-1922  Hyndman PA                                   married: Mona Marie Thompson

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1947    license, recommended by Altoona Emanuel EUB

1952     admitted on trial

1952    ordained deacon

1954    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1947-49           Glen Hope-Madera 

1949-51           Clearville

1951-57           Altoona Mardorf

1957-61           Osceola Mills

1961-65           Bellefonte

1965-68           Wellsboro

1968-73           Harrisburg Stevens Memorial

1973-81           York Otterbein

1981-87           Hanover Lohr’s Memorial

1987                retired

 

Note: Paul C. Shaffer is married to Mona M. Shaffer.  He listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1173.



 

SHAFFNER, LEWIS EARL

 

Born:                                                                           married: Elsie Mae Stone

Died: 12-25-1956                                                        obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1967, 316

 

1915  approved supply pastor

 

Interment: Presbyterian Cemetery, Williamsburg PA

Obit:

 

1915-16           Avis

1916-18           student, Dickinson College

                        1916         Rehoboth (ending fall 1916)

                        1916-18  Boiling Springs (beginning fall 1916)

1920                admitted on trial, New York East Conference

1920-26           [New York East Conference]

1926                withdrew

1932-33           Orangeville-Rohrsburg

1933                admitted on trial, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1933-34           Orangeville-Rohrsburg

1934-38           Duncannon

1938-41           Yeagertown-Rhodes Memorial (ending 10/31/41)

1941                membership terminated by judicial procedure: 1942, 20&44

                        active at Lewistown First

 

Note: L. Earl Shaffer is the father of Bernice Jean Shaffner Bailor, wife of Donald E. Bailor.  Mrs. Shaffner is a sister to Thomas M. Stone.
 


 

SHANK, AURANCE  FOSTER

 

Born: 6-16-1905  Langford KS                                  married: Priscilla Thayer

Died: 4-11-1971  St. Mary’s PA                                 obit:

 

1928    admitted on trial

1931    ordained deacon

1932    ordained elder

 

Interment: Newton Cemetery, Emporium PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1971, 374

 

1923-25           student, Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware OH

1925-27           student, Dickinson College

1927-28

1928-29           Altoona Jaggard

1929-33           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

                             1929-33  assistant, Patterson NJ Market Street

1933-35           West Fairview-Summerdale

1935-41           Shrewsbury

1941-45           Shippensburg

1945-50           Camp Hill

1950-54           Berwick

1954-65           Harrisburg Fifth Street

1965-69           Altoona First

1969-70           Emporium

1970                transfer to Western Pennsylvania Conference

1970-71           Emporium



 

SHANK, JOHN WILSON

 

Born: 5-1-1879  Schoolcraft MI                                 married: Ada Viola Slarrow

Died:                                                                           obit: [b. 1873]

 

1900    license, recommended by New Berlin United Evangelical Church

1901    local preacher on trial, Central PA Conference of United Evangelical Church: page 7

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1901                local preacher on trial, living in Glen Union PA

1906-07           Tout Run, Central PA Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church

1907                received into Central PA Conference of ME Church on credentials from UE Church

1907-09           Trout Run

1909-10           without appointment

1910                located at own request

 

Note: Some biographical information on John W. Shank appears in the Ministerial Qualifications Book, page 64.  He is reported to have had credentials in the Kansas Conference of the United Evangelical Church.  Mrs. Shank is a sister of John Morrison Slarrow (1856-1906) of the Baltimore Conference.
 


 

SHANNON, FREDERICK FRANKLIN

 

Born: 2-11-1877  Morris County KS                          married: Effie Grace Myers [5/3/1903]

Died: 4-14-1947  Chicago IL             obit: [1878 – c1962]

 

1899    license, recommended by Louisa KY: West Virginia Conference of MES

1903    admitted on trial, credentials recognized from Methodist Episcopal Church South

 

Interment: York PA

Obit:

 

1899-03           West Virginia Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church South

                             1899  Ashland KY

                             1901  Sutton WV

1903-05           assistant, Harrisburg Grace

1905                transfer to New York East Conference

 

Note: Frederick F. Shannon moved to Harrisburg to enter Anti-Saloon work.  Some biographical information appears in the Ministerial Qualifications Book, page 46.  He later became pastor of Central Church in Chicago IL.  Mrs. Shannon was from York PA.
 


 

SHANNON, JARED YOUNG

 

Born: 10-14-1841  Bloomsburg PA                            married: Rosetta M. Ent

Died: 2-18-1892  Newport PA                                   obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1876, 59

                                                                                    married2: Anna M. McClay

1872    admitted on trial, recommended by Bloomsburg       obit2: 1907, 98

 

Interment: Bloomsburg Cemetery, Bloomsburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1892, 91

 

1871-73           Bloomingdale

1873-76           Shippensburg circuit

1876-79           Fairview-Marysville

1879-82           Wrightsville

1882-85           Greencastle

1885-88           Mount Holly Springs

1888-92           Newport


 



SHANNON, SAMUEL

 

Born: 8-1-1830  Muncy PA                                        married: Deborah M. Knorr

Died: 12-27-1896  Washington DC                            obit:

 

1856    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Bloomsburg PA

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1897, 67

 

1856-57           Bloomingdale

1857                charter member of the East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Orangeville

1858-59           Luzerne

1859-61           Mifflinburg

1861-63           Montoursville

1863-65           Muncy

1865-67           White Haven

1867-68           Piedmont

1868                transfer by boundary change to Baltimore Conference

1868-69           Piedmont

1869-72           Baltimore Jefferson Street

1872-75           Washington DC Ryland

1875-76           Washington DC Union

1876-78           Baltimore Franklin Street

1878-81           Baltimore Columbia Avenue

1881-84           Baltimore Emory

1884-87           Havre de Grace

1887-91           Annapolis Wesley Chapel

1891-94           Washington DC Grace

1894-96           Cumberland Kingsley

1896                Washington DC K Street       

 

Note: A biographical sketch for Samuel Shannon is given in Armstrong’s History of the Old Baltimore Conference, page 453.



 

SHANNON, WILLARD

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:     

 

1913-14           Park Place & Delano

1914-15           Rohrsburg

1915-16           Buckhorn

1916-18           Karthaus

 

Note: Willard Shannon served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.



 

SHAVER, JOSEPH B.

 

Born: 12-3-1844  Perry County PA                            married: Emma J. Mumper

Died: 11-17-1903  Hazleton PA                                 obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1937, 272

 

1867    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Churchtown, Cumberland County PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1904, 111

 

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           Gettysburg

1869-71           New Cumberland

1871-72           Greencastle

1872-73           Thompsontown

1873-75           Osceola

1875-77           Bedford circuit

1877-80           Milesburg

1880-83           Hollidaysburg

1883-86           Curwensville

1886-89           Altoona First

1889-92           Hazleton

1892-96           Danville St. Paul’s

1896-02           Williamsport Pine Street

1902-03           Lock Haven Trinity

 

Note: An obituary for Joseph B. Shaver also appears in the 11/26/1903 Pennsylvania Methodist.  Joseph B. Shaver is the son of David Shaver (1804-1862), who was an itinerant member of the Baltimore Conference 1827-1840 before settling in Perry County and marrying Nancy E. Linn, daughter of prominent Presbyterian John Linn.  Joseph B. Shaver is also the uncle of Mary Shaver Upham, wife of Walter H. Upham.



 

SHAW, RAYMOND CONOVER

 

Born: 9-8-1901                                                            married:

Died: 2-24-1988                                                          obit:

 

1926    license

1927    admitted on trial, Newark Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Oregon-Idaho Conference 1988, 146

 

1927-29           Lebanon

1929                transfer to Genesee Conference

1929-29           Stony Point

1929-31           Alden

1931-34           Holly

1934-39           Fairport

1939                transfer to Northern New York Conference

1939-41           Mohawk

1941-42           Oswego Trinity

1942-52           chaplain US Army

1952                transfer to Genesee Conference

1952-56           Buffalo Ontario Street

1956-60           Newfane

1960-62           Coudersport

1962                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1962-63           Coudersport

1963-64           Riverside

1964                transfer to Western Pennsylvania Conference

1964-66           Zelienople Harmony

1966                transfer to Oregon Conference
 


 

SHEAFFER, WILLIAM  JAMES

 

Born: 7-18-1868  Perry County PA                            married: Sarah Ann Beyer

Died: 12-10-1930  Newport PA                                 obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1927, 530

 

1890    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Jersey Shore Cemetery, Jersey Shore PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1931, 188

 

1889-92           Jamestown

1892-93           at school

1893-94           Kedron

1894-96           Hustontown

1896-99           New Washington

1899-03           Three Springs

1903-06           Reedsville

1906-10           Reedsville-Milroy

1910-13           Everett

1913-15           Tyrone Columbia Avenue

1915-19           Montoursville

1919-25           Jersey Shore First

1925-27           Hanover

1927-30           Newport

 

Note: Mrs. Sheaffer is the sister of Christena Beyer Rishell, wife of Charles Wesley Rishell.
 

 


 

SHEARER, JAMES WALTER

 

Born: 11-1-1874  Rainsburg PA                                 married: Elizabeth Leona Baer [7/14/1904]

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1899    license, recommended by Rainsburg

1904    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1899-03           student, Dickinson College

1903-05           Trevorton

1905-08           Jeddo-Lattimer

1908-09           Blackwell

1909                withdrew

 

Note: Some biographical information on James W. Shearer appears in the Ministerial Qualifications Book, page 47. 
 


 

SHEEHAN, ROBERT  HENRY

 

Born: 3-22-1914  Forkston PA                                   married: Clarissa Treat

Died: 11-3-1992  Pittston PA                                     obit:

 

1939    license, Wyoming Conference

1947    admitted on trial, recommended by Littlestown

1947    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Lakeville Cemetery, Hawley PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1993, 355

 

1940-42           student, Brothers College at Drew University in Madison NJ

1942-44           student, West Virginia Wesleyan in Buckhannon WV

                             1942-44  Volga circuit

1944-47           student, Westminster Theological Seminary in Westminster MD

                             1944-45  Hustontown

                             1945-47  Littlestown

1947-49           Conyngham

1949                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1949-55           Wyalusing

1955-58           Cooperstown

1958-64           Endicott St. Paul’s

1964-70           Dallas

1970-74           Tunkhannock

1974-76           Vestal Calvary (ending 12/1/76)

1976-77           sabbatical (beginning 12/1/76)

1977-79           Vestal Calvary

1979                retired

 

Note: Mrs. Sheehan is the daughter of Stephen Treat (1873-1918) of the Wyoming Conference.
 


 

SHEFFER, DANIEL

 

Born: 12-7-1835                                                          married: Mary Catherine Snyder

Died: 2-24-1905                                                          obit: Upper Iowa Conference 1922, 440

 

1857    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Upper Iowa Conference 1905, 227

 

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Pine Creek & Liberty circuit

1858-59           Warrior’s Mark

1859-60           Karthaus

1860-62           Baltimore Harford Avenue station

1862-64           Shippensburg

1864-65           Havre de Grace

1865-67           Westernport

1867-68           Waynesboro

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           Waynesboro

1869-70           Hazleton

1870                transfer to Upper Iowa Conference



 

SHEFFER, SADIE J.

 

Born: 7-1-1867  Middlesex PA                                  married: [never married]

Died: 1-19-1946  Long Branch NJ                             obit:

 

1898    entered deaconess training, recommended by Williamsport Grace

 

Interment: Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1946, 238

 

1898-00           student, Lucy Webb Hayes Training School

1900-07           Newark NJ South Market

1907-37           Altoona Italian

1937                retired

 

Note: Miss Sadie Sheffer is featured on the cover and in an article on the Altoona Italian Church in the 1995 volume of The Chronicle, page 50.  Her sister Miss Lillian Sheffer was also a Methodist deaconess.



 

SHELHAMER, CARMER PAUL

 

Born: 6-24-1912  Evansville PA                                 married: Hester G. Eroh

Died: 6-6-1993                                                            obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1996, 425

 

1952    license, recommended by Mifflinville

1960    ordained deacon

1962    ordained elder

1971    admitted as associate member

 

Interment: Mifflinville Cemetery, Mifflinville PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1994, 485

 

1951-52           Muncy Valley

1952-57           Laurelton

1957-59           Talmar circuit

1959-61           Laurelton

1961-67           Buckhorn-Rupert

1967-75           Jerseytown

1975                retired



 

SHERIFF, HAROLD EDWARD

 

Born: 7-9-1928                                                            married: Virginia Eboch

Died: 6-15-1966                                                          obit: Central Illinois Conference 1967, 1325

 

1951    admitted on trial, North Texas Conference

 

Interment: Phillipsburg PA

Obit: Central Illinois Conference 1967, 1325

 

1948-50           student, Bucknell University

                             1948-50  Allenwood (beginning 1/15/48)

1950-51           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

1951-53           student, Perkins School of Theology in Dallas TX

                             1951-52  Joy

1953                transfer to Oregon Conference

1953-55           Lyons (beginning 8/1/53)

1955                transfer to Illinois Conference

1955-               Oakwood

                        Sidney

                        Blue Mound

                       

Note: Harold E. Sheriff and Virginia Eboch Sheriff and daughter Hali E. (b. 7/14/1952) were killed in a plane crash on 6/15/1966.  Some sources give the crash date as 6/16/1966.  They left two sons.



 

SHERIFF, ROBERT M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1951-53           Bald Eagle Parish (beginning 2/1/51)

 

Note: Harold Sheriff served as a local pastor.



 

SHERLOCK, THOMAS

 

Born: 2-28-1826  Philadelphia PA                              married: Katherine Colshur

Died: 8-25-1885  Asbury Park NJ                              obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1906, 118

 

1853    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Selinsgrove Cemetery, Selinsgrove PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1886, 79

 

1852-53           Lock Haven

1853-54           Newberry

1854-55           Berwick

1855-56           Muncy

1856-57           Northumberland

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Berwick

1858-60           Bloomsburg

1860-62           Bellefonte

1862-64           Jersey Shore

1864-66           Carlisle

1866-69           Baltimore Emory

1868                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1868-69           Baltimore Emory

1869-72           Hagerstown

1872                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1872-74           Newberry

1874-76           Bedford

1876-78           Mifflin

1878-81           Altoona Chestnut Avenue

1881-84           Lewistown

1884-85           Lock Haven

 



SHERMAN, DRUE ALLEN

 

Born: 3-18-1942  Berwick PA                                    married: Carol Ann Swenson

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1965    admitted on trial, recommended by Nescopek

1965    ordained deacon

1967    ordained elder

 

1962-64           student, Lycoming College

                             1962-63  Picture Rocks

1964-67           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

                             1964-67  Rahway NJ Trinity

1967-69           Barnitz

1969-75           associate, Carlisle Allison

1975-82           Fishing Creek Salem (ending 10/1/82)

1982-87           Sunbury St. John’s (beginning 10/1/82)

1987-93           Lewistown First

1993-00           York Aldersgate

2000-06           Williamsport Pine Street

2006                retired

           


           
SHERMAN, HARRY HUBBARD

 

Born: 12-0-1876  Bridgeton NJ                                  married: Jennie Elizabeth Lafferty

Died: 9-3-1937  Philadelphia PA                                obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1948, 195

 

1909      admitted on trial

 

Interment: Asbury Cemetery, Altoona PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1938, 217

 

1909-10           Altoona Epworth-Llyswen

1910-11           Lewisberry

1911-13           Blackwell

1913-18           Birmingham

1918-20           Hopewell

1920-22           Ralston

1922-24           Shrewsbury

1924-25           Penns Valley

1925-28           Glen Campbell

1928-31           Austin

1931-35           Snow Shoe

1935-37           Sinnemahoning

 



SHIELDS, DAVID HADDINGTON

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 4-23-1900  Philadelphia PA                              obit:

 

1872    admitted on trial, Philadelphia Conference

?          ordained deacon, Philadelphia Conference

?          ordained elder, Philadelphia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1872-73           Fulton circuit

1873-75           Allentown Chew Street

1875-76           Richboro

1876-77           Morrisville

1877-78           Girardville

1878-79           Spring City

1879-80           Atglen-Parkersburg

1880                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1880-82           Shippensburg

1884-86           Watsontown-Montandon

1886-89           Curwensville

1889-92           Lewisburg

1892-94           Hazleton St. Paul’s

1894                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1894-98           [Baltimore Conference]

1898                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1898-00           chaplain, US Army

1900                expelled following a trial

 

Note: A death notice for David H. Shields from the 4/24/1900 New York Times is on file at the conference archives.
 


 

SHIMER, GEORGE MILTON

 

Born: 4-13-1868  McConnellsburg PA           married: Elizabeth Mary Snyder

Died: 11-4-1955  Smithburg MD                               obit: [1946, 252] [4/30/1866 – 4/24/1945]

 

1904    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Union Cemetery, McConnellsburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1956, 234

 

1898-99           Lumber City

1899-01           McKees Gap

1901-04           Center & Sandy Ridge 

1904-07           New Millport

1907-10           Manor Hill

1910-14           Port Royal

1914-16           Martinsburg

1916-17           North Bend

1917-20           Mill Hall

1920-22           Centralia

1922-25           Ralston

1925-26           Newton Hamilton

1928-29           leave of absence

1929-31           on leave

1931-34           Espy & Light Street

1934-35           Three Springs

1935-36           Ramey-Janesville

1936-39           Wolfsburg

1939                retired

 

Note: Some biographical information on George M. Shimer appears in the Ministerial Qualifications Book, page 47.  Some sources give his birth date as 8-16-1868.  Some sources identify Mrs. Shimer as the former Mary Elizabeth Snyder.



 

SHIPE, JONATHAN REILEY

 

Born: 2-14-1848  near Sunbury PA                           married: Mollie Besser

Died: 1-1-1917  Mechanicsburg PA                           obit: [1920, 149]

 

1876    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Pomfort Manor Cemetery, Sunbury PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1917, 130

 

1875-76           Benton

1876-78           South Heberton

1878-79           Beach Haven

1979-82           Loudon

1882-83           Mont Alto

1883-84           West Hazleton

1884-87           Schellsburg

1887-90           Reedsville-Milroy

1890-91           McConnellstown

1891-93           Blain

1893-95           Mifflinville

1895-97           Harveyville

1897-98           McKees Gap

1898-02           Birmingham

1902-04           New Bloomfield

1904-06           Orangeville

1906-07           Cross Roads

1907-09           Costello

1909-10           Milnesville

1910-11           Gatchelville (ending summer 1911)

1911-13           Boiling Springs (beginning summer 1911)

1913                retired

 

Note: Mrs. Shipe is known as “Mame” and her birth year is given as 1839.



 

SHIREY, NEWTON D.

 

Born: 4-6-1869  Clearfield County PA                      married: Mary E. Addleman

Died: 10-6-1953                                                          obit: [c1874 –  7/14/1950]

 

1930    license

 

Interment: Curwensville Cemetery, Curwensville PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1954, 228

 

1930-31           Shawville

1931-33           Glen Campbell

1933-38           New Millport

1938-41           Karthaus

1941                retired

 

Note: Newton D. Shirey served as a local pastor.
 


 

SHISSLER, [WILLIAM] HENRY HARRISON

 

Born: 8-19-1918  Lititz PA                                         married: Martha Frances Chubb

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1943    license

1945    admitted on trial, recommended by Half Moon

1945    ordained deacon

1947    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1943-45           Half Moon (beginning 11/15/43)

1945-47           Woodland Parish

1947-50           Espy-Light Street

1950-54           faculty, Lycoming College

1954-56           Half Moon

1956-58           faculty, Pfeiffer College

1958                transfer to Western North Carolina Conference

1958-60           faculty, Pfeiffer College

1960                transfer to West Virginia Conference

1960-70           faculty, West Virginia Wesleyan

1970                transfer to Western Pennsylvania Conference

1970-79           faculty, Edinboro Sate College

                        1978-79  North Richmond

1979-81           faculty, Warner Southern College

1981-82           leave of absence

1982                retired

 

Note: In 2005 Henry H. Shissler is a retired member of the Western Pennsylvania Conference.
 

 



SHOAFF, DAVID

 

Born: 7-17-1823  Juniata County PA                         married: Margaret Watts

Died: 5-27-1871  Woodstock VA                              obit: [b. 1826]

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1848-49           Allegany

1849-50           Shirleysburg

1850-52           Concord

1851-52           Covington

1852-53           Blue Sulphur

1853-55           Bedford

1855-56           Baltimore Emory

1856-57           Huntingdon

1857                charter member of the East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Huntingdon

1858-59           Hancock

1859-62           Frostburg

1861-62           York station

1862-64           East Harford

1864-65           Great Falls

1865-66           Hereford

1866                withdrew to join M.E. South

                        Hedgesville

                        Leesburg

1870-71           Middleburg VA

 

Note: David Shoaff is the father of James Watts Shoaff (1852-1911) of the Los Angeles Conference, M.E. South.  A biographical sketch for is given in Armstrong’s History of the Old Baltimore Conference, page 457.  Mrs. Shoaff is the daughter of pioneer James Watts (1782-1856) of the Baltimore Conference.  Her sister Sarah (b1820) married George Stevenson (1810-1893) of the Baltimore Conference, sister Rebecca (b1824) married William McKean Meminger (1822-1888) of the Central Pennsylvania Conference, and sister Nancy (b1829) married Hamilton Alexander Gaver (1830-1910) of the Baltimore Conference.



 

SHOEMAKER, ELISHA

 

Born: 3-10-1836  near Bloomsburg PA          married: Kate L. Beuck

Died: 1-14-1904  Hustontown PA                             obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1927, 532

 

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

 

Interment: Three Springs Cemetery

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1904, 116

 

1864-65           Mifflinburg

1865-66           Milton

1866-67           Sunbury

1867-68           Half Moon

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           Liberty Valley

1869-71           Scottsville [Three Springs]

1871-72           New Bloomfield

1872-74           Ennisville

1874-77           Three Springs

1877-80           Cassville

1880-81           Shirleysburg

1881-83           Orbisonia

1883-85           Lumber City

1885-86           Glen Hope

1886-88           Howard

1888-90           Wallaceton

1890-91           Williamsburg

1891-92           Penns Valley

1892-93           on leave

                             1892-93  assistant, Cassville

1893-94           Cassville

1894-01           on leave

1901                retired



 

SHOEMAKER, HENRY H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1907-08           Loyalsock

 

Note: Henry H. Shoemaker served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown



 

SHOEMAKER, PERRY RICHARD SR     

 

Born:                                                                           married: Etta Pearl _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1967    license, recommended by Oriole

1970    ordained deacon

1971    admitted as associate member

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1966-76           Morris

1976-79           Port Trevorton

1979-84           Trough Creek Valley Parish

1984                retired

                             1985-93  associate, Balls Mills

 



SHOLL, WILLIAM WILLIS

 

Born: 5-10-1870  Rebersburg PA                               married: Mary Alice Bostley

Died: 1-30-1965  Tyrone PA                                     obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1952, 210

 

1900    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Mound Cemetery, Williamsport PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1965, 356

 

1897-99           Pine-McElhattan 

1899-01           Westport

1901-04           South Williamsport

1904-05           Blain

1905-09           Trevorton

1909-12           Mount Holly Springs

1912-18           Duncannon

1918-22           York Duke Street

1922-31           Williamsport Calvary

1931-35           Berwick First

1935-36           Harrisburg Ridge Avenue

1936-38           Ashland

1938-41           Weatherly

1941-41           Watsontown

1941-42           superintendent, Park Home in Williamsport

1942                retired

                             1942-51 Marysville

 

Note:  This surname is also rendered SCHOLL.  William W. Sholl is author of the book “The King’s Highway To Peace” (1953) and “The Kitchen Companion” (n.d.).  Another source lists Mrs. Sholl as the former Alice Marie Bostley.



 

SHOWALTER, JOSEPH LESTER  

 

Born: 2-12-1899  Williamsburg PA                            married: Gladys H. Hess

Died: 3-29-1969  Springs PA                                     obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1958, 253

                                                                                    married2: Beulah W. Shumaker

1951    license                                                             obit2: [1997, 379]

 

Interment: Dudley Church Cemetery, Dudley PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1969, 312

 

1951-56           Dudley

1956-57           Schellsburg

1957-59           Grampian

1959-62           North Bend

1962-64           Lawrenceville

1964                retired

 

Note:  J. Lester Showalter served as a local pastor.  The birth date for the second Mrs. Showalter is 2/25/1911.
 


 

SHOWALTER, WESLEY M.

 

Born: 2-24-1831  Clearfield County PA                    married:

Died: 11-27-1865  Salona PA                                     obit:

 

1855    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

Obit: East Baltimore Conference 1866, 39

 

1855-56           Clearfield

1856-57           Lock Haven

1857                charter member of the East Baltimore Conference

1857-59           Baltimore circuit

1859-61           Cumberland circuit

1861-63           North Baltimore station

1863-65           Ashland

1865                Bedford

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Wesley M. Showalter is given in Armstrong’s History of the Old Baltimore Conference, page 458.

 


 

SHRAWDER, KERMIT O.  

 

Born:                                                                           married: Pauline Martha Fertig

Died:                                                                           obit: 2004, 379

 

1949    license, recommended by Chillisquaque Community

1966    ordained deacon

1968    ordained elder

1971    admitted as associate member

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1952-55           Stoverdale Independent

1955-62           Port Ann Pilgrim Holiness

1962                “transfer” to Central Pennsylvania Conference of Methodist Church

1962-73           Middlebury Parish

1973-84           Altoona Mardorf

1984-86           New Freedom

1986-93           McVeytown

1993                retired

                        1993-94  Burlington

                        1997-07  Asaph-Middle Ridge



 

SHRINER, WILFORD P.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

                        [Holston Conference]

1890                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1890-91           Liberty Valley

1891-94           Trevorton

1894-95           Shamokin Second

1895-97           Stockton-Beaver Meadows

1897-99           Altoona Fairview

1899-00           Emporium

1900-03           Bellefonte

1903-08           Carlisle

1908-12           Lock Haven Trinity

1912-17           Altoona Eighth Avenue

1917-20           Waynesboro

1920-21           Sinnemahoning

1921-23           on leave

1923                located under charges

 

Note:  Wilford P. Shriner was tried and “reproved” in 1920; see pages 50 and 54. 
 


 

SHROPSHIRE, BERNARD  JAMES

 

Born: 1-18-1927  Camden NJ                                     married: Lois Ann Baldwin

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1956    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1950-54           student, Asbury College in Wilmore KY

1954-57           Hopewell

1957-58           student, Temple University in Philadelphia PA

1958-60           Coalport

1960                discontinue? transfer to New Jersey Conference?

1963-65           Tabernacle

1965-66           Mullica Hills

                       

1974-77           Somers Point Bethany

1977                honorable location, by the Southern New Jersey Conference

 

Note: Bernard J. Shropshire is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in the Methodist Church, page 1189.
 


 

SHUE, ALLEN CLAYTON

 

Born: 3-28-1880  near Spring Grove PA                    married: Nellie Virginia Grimm

Died: 10-23-1962  Tyrone PA                                    obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1941,223

 

1900    license, recommended by York Epworth

1906    admitted on trial

           

Interment: Prospect Hill Cemetery, North York PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1963, 333

 

1902-04           Trinity [southern York County, near Lucky]

1904-05           Rehoboth

1905-08           Lewisberry-Lisburn (starting fall 1905)

1908-10           Selinsgrove

1910-14           West Fairview

1914-18           York Ridge Avenue

1918-19           Saxton

1919-19           chaplain, US Army

1919-23           Williamsport, Third Street

1923-26           York Grace

1926-28           Huntingdon First

1928-31           Sunbury St. John’s

1931-39           superintendent, Sunbury District

1939-41           Harrisburg Fifth Street

1941-43           Tyrone First

1943-45           Williamsport Mulberry Street

1945                retired

 

Note: Allen C. Shue is the father of Margaret Shue Norris, wife of C. Gail Norris.  Some biographical information appears in the Ministerial Qualifications Book, page 65.  Mrs. Shue is the daughter of  J. Wesley Grimm (1839-1921) of the Pennsylvania Conference of the United Brethren Church.
 


 

SHUE, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

 

Born: 12-21-1904  Mount Union PA              married: Eleanor Jane Stahl

Died: 4-20-2008  Belleville PA                                  obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 2005, 351

 

1928    license

1930    admitted on trial

1932    ordained deacon

1934    ordained elder

 

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 2008, 369

 

1928-30           student, Juniata College

                             1928-29  Tatesville

                             1929-30  Clearville

1930-32           student, Garrett Theological Seminary

                             1930-31  assistant, Altoona Lakemont-Jaggard

1932-37           Martinsburg

1937-39           Hastings

1939-42           Warrior’s Mark

1942                transfer to Pittsburgh Conference

1942-44           Johnstown Cooper Avenue

1944-48           Apollo

1948-51           South Greensburg

1951-54           Homestead First

1954-58           Beaver

1958-62           Waynesburg

1962-67           Johnstown Calvary

1967-69           Lower Burrell Bethel

1969-72           Connellsville Central

1972                retired

 

Note: Benjamin F. Shue is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in the Methodist Church, page 1190.  Mrs. Shue is the daughter of Lawrence A. Stahl (1881-1977) of the Western Pennsylvania Conference.



 

SHULL, CHARLES HORACE

 

Born: 3-2-1870  New Chester PA                              married: Cora _____

Died: 8-?-1962  Washington DC                                obit:

 

1902    license, recommended by Gettysburg

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1902-04           Harrisonville (beginning 9/02)

1904-05           Waller

1905                no longer listed, apparently returned to pastor within his Lutheran roots

                        Allegheny Evangelical Lutheran Synod

1908-09           Sinking Valley charge, Blair County PA (1/1/08 – 7/1/09)

1912                West Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod

1912-19           Chanceford charge, York County PA (12/1/12 – 8/1/19)

1919-21           Lebanon charge, York County PA (8/1/19 – 11/1/21)

1921-22           GoldsboroMt. Zion charge, York County PA (6/1/22-12/1/22)

1923-24           Upper Frankford charge, Cumberland County PA (5/1/23 – 12/15/24)

 

Note: Some biographical information on Charles H. Shull appears in the Ministerial Qualifications Book, page 36.  The Lutheran material lists him as C.H. Stull, PhD.
 


 

SHULTZ, J. RESLER

 

Born: 7-13-1903  Harrisburg PA                                married: R. Mae Mountz

Died: 9-2-1997                                                            obit: [5/18/1903 – 11/4/1993]

                                                                                    married2: Marguerite Myrtle [DeeDee] ____

1925    admitted on trial                                             obit2: [11/7/1898 – 4/12/1986]

1927    ordained deacon

1929    ordained elder

 

Interment: Longmeadow Congregational Church Cemetery, Longmeadow MA

Obit:

 

1924-26           student, Dickinson College

                             1924-25  Bressler & Newville

                             1925-26  York Springs

1926-28           West Fairview

1928-31           student, Boston University School of Theology in Boston MA

                             1930-31  Tilton NH

1931-35           Harrisburg Ridge Avenue

1935-41           Tyrone First

1941-45           Carlisle

1945-49           Altoona First

1949-50           faculty, University of California

1950                withdrew under complaints

1950-58           fundraiser, Wells Fund Raisers in Greenwich CT                 

1958-73           director of development, Western New England College

1973                retired, living in Long Meadow MA and member of Longmeadow UMC

                             1973-93  fundraiser, Springfield MA Zoo

 

Note: J. Resler Shultz is listed in the 1945 Prominent Personalities in American Methodism, page 328.  The conference archives has a set of 78 rpm records containing devotionals J. Resler Shultz delivered on the radio in Altoona.  The last known address prior to death for the first Mrs. Shultz is Harrisburg PA.
 


 

SHULTZABARGER, GEORGE ELVIN

 

Born: 1-18-1918                                                          married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1943    admitted on trial

1943    ordained deacon

1945    ordained elder, Pittsburgh Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1941-42           Analomich circuit, Philadelphia Conference

1942-44           Town Hill

1944                transfer to Pittsburgh Conference

1944-46           Cresson

1946-47           assistant, Johnstown Franklin Street

1947-50           Somerset

1950-53           Somerset Wesley Chapel

1953-55           Fredricktown

1955-59           Mars

1959-60           Clairton Pine Run

1960-66           Board of Education

1966-69           Wexford Salem

1969-72           McKees Rocks

1972-74           Connellsville Central

1974-78           director, Connellsville Community Ministries (ending 2/1/78)

                             1974-78  associate, Connellsville Otterbein (ending 2/1/78)

1978-83           Waynesburg First (beginning 2/1/78)

1983                retired



 

SHURE, WILLIAM CURTIS

 

Born: 2-6-1907  Sunbury PA                                      married: Ruth Eloise Wentworth

Died: 9-29-1980                                                          obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1993, 472

 

1928    license, recommended by Sunbury St. John’s

1932    admitted on trial

1936    ordained deacon

1939    ordained elder

 

Interment: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington VA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1981, 342

 

1929-30           Madera-Glen Hope (beginning 9/1/29)

1930                Eagles Mere-Laporte (Mar – Sept)

1930-31           Jeddo-Lattimer beginning 10/1/30, ending 9/30/31)

1931-35           Montandon-Henrickson (beginning 10/1/31)

1935-36           Beach Haven

1936-39           White Haven

1939-40           Watsontown

1940-67           chaplain, US Army

1967-71           chaplain, Child City in Mooseheart IL

1971                retired

             

Note: William C. Shure is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1192.

 



SILL, MAURICE LUCIEN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1955    admitted on trial

 

1955-56           associate, Pleasant Gap

1956-57           at school

1957-58           Milesburg

1958-63           director, India Village Service of the Presbyterian Church

1963                discontinued

                       

1968                chairman, Involvement Education Inc

1986                faculty, Marshall University in Huntington WV

 

Note: Maurice L. Sill was discontinued because he was a probationer for 8 years without making progress toward ordination.  He settled into academia in the field of sociology and has written numerous scholarly papers.



 

SILL, MILTON

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1946-48           New Millport

 

Note: Milton Sill served as a local pastor.



 

SIMMONS, NORMAN  JACOB

 

Born: 9-4-1897  York PA                                           married: Marguerite Elizabeth Watson

Died: 11-9-1954  Watsontown PA                            obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1979, 348

 

1928  admitted on trial

1930    ordained deacon

1932    ordained elder

 

Interment: Memorial Cemetery, Watsontown PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1955, 235

 

1921-22           Westport, Anthracite Mission

1922-23           Eagles Mere

1923-25           Jonestown

1925-26           Elimsport & Maple Hill

1926-28           Fairview

1928-30           Glen Campbell

1930-32           Duboistown-Nesbit

1932-34           Gatchelville

1934-37           Dudley

1937-38           Manor Hill

1938-42           McVeytown

1942-45           Martinsburg

1945-47           Mifflinville

1947-47           White Haven (did not finish the year)

1947                transfer to Montana Conference

1947-48           [Montana Conference]

1948                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1948-49           Howard

1949-50           Hughesville

1950-52           Watsontown

1952                transfer to Montana Conference

1952-53           Corvallis

1953-54           Tranquility CA

1954                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1954                retired

 


 

SIMONS, HARVEY BUTLER

 

Born: 3-8-1905  Weatherly PA                                   married: Elizabeth Bigelow

Died: 11-19-1980                                                        obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 2000, 355

 

1926    license, recommended by Hazleton Diamond

1932    admitted on trial

1934    ordained deacon

1936    ordained elder

 

Interment: Berwick PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1981, 343

 

1928-29           Bakertown 

1929-31           Ennisville

1931-32           Shirleysburg & Three Springs

1932-35           Port Matilda

1935-38           Duboitstown-Nesbit

1938-41           Picture Rocks

1941-45           Trevorton-Irish Valley

1945-47           Conyngham

1947-49           Mercersburg

1949-54           Littlestown

1954-57           Lewistown Lake Park,

1957-61           White Haven

1961-63           Shamokin Chestnut Street

1963                retired

 

Note: Harvey B. Simons is the father of William B. Simons.
 


 

SIMONS, WILLIAM BIGELOW

 

Born: 5-7-1937  Williamsport PA                               married

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1957    license, recommended by Lewistown Lake Park

1960    admitted on trial

1960    ordained deacon

1962    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1955-59           student, Lycoming College

                             1956-57  Lemont

                             1957-58  associate, Lock Haven Parish

                             1958       Wallaceton  (summer)

                             1958-59  Gordon

1959-62           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

1962-65           Shickshinny

1965-68           Harrisburg Riverside

1968-72           Mount Olivet

1972-73           sabbatical

1973-74           chaplain, Philadelphia State Hospital

1974-81           Lurleen B. Wallace Center, Decatur AL

1981                transfer to North Alabama Conference

 

Note: William B. Simons is the son of Harvey B. Simons.  He is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1196.  In 2003 he is listed as a retired member of the North Alabama Conference.



 

SIMPSON, ELMER

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1904    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1903-04           Burnt Cabins (beginning fall 1903)   

1904-06           Wharton

1906-08           Benezette

 

Note: Elmer Simpson served as a local pastor.  Limited information appears in the Ministerial Qualifications Book, page 44A. 
 


 

SINGER, GEORGE ASBURY

 

Born: 5-30-1841  Millersburg PA                               married: Jennie E. Hefflefinger

Died: 8-25-1910  Roaring Spring PA                         obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1909, 112

 

1867     admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference 

 

Interment: St. John’s Cemetery, Shiremanstown PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1911, 117

 

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-70           Cumberland Valley Institute, Mechanicsburg

1870-71           Half Moon

1871-72           Berwick

1872-73           Orangeville

1873-76           Concord

1876-79           Pleasantville

1879-81           Thompsontown

1881-83           Shirleysburg

1883-85           Manor Hill

1885-88           West Fairview-Marysville

1888-90           Mercersburg

1890-92           Green Village

1892-95           York Springs

1895-97           Stormstown

1897-00           Williamsburg

1900-02           Mahaffey

1902-03           East Waterford

1903                retired

 



SIPES, HORACE NELSON

 

Born: 4-6-1883                                                            married: Mary C. Norris [1909]

Died: 12-29-1919                                                        obit:

 

1909    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit: Pittsburgh Conference 1920, 83

 

1908-09           Allegheny (ending 9/1909: see 1910, 68)

1909                discontinued

1909                received on credentials, Allegheny Conference of United Brethren Church

1909-11           Bradenville

1911                name erased

1911                received on trial, Pittsburgh Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church

1913-14           Ebensburg

1915-16           Uniontown-Fairchance

1916-17           Concord-Winnett-Layton-Banning

1917-19           Braddock Fourth Street

 

Note:  Horace Nelson Sipes is the son of a first-cousin to Mason Lodge Sipes.



SIPES, MASON LODGE

 

Born: 8-18-1837  Bedford County PA                       married: Catherine Jane Moore

Died: 11-5-1918  Earlston PA                                    obit:

 

1868    quarterly conference license, McConnellsburg

1874    ordained, Christian Church

 

Interment: Everett Cemetery, Everett PA

Obit:

 

Note:  Mason Lodge Sipes is a first cousin to the father of Horace Nelson.  He is listed as a local preacher for a few years beginning in 1869.  While we never served as an appointed supply pastor, he is reported to have preached on the Ray’s Hill circuit for 3 years and to have been actively engaged in the Christian Church from 1874 until his retirement in 1897.



 

SKEATH, JAMES MILTON

 

Born: 5-23-1898  Mahanoy City PA                          married:

Died: 11-?-1968                                                          obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1917-21           student, Dickinson College

1921-67           faculty, Williamsport Dickinson Seminary – Lycoming College

1967                retired

 

Note: J. Milton Skeath has a file with the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, but he never served in the Central Pennsylvania Conference.  J. Milton Skeath is the namesake of the Skeath Hall dormitory erected in 1965 on the Lycoming College Campus.
 


 

SKILLINGTON, JAMES EDGAR 

 

Born: 12-2-1878  Breezewood PA                             married: Loretta Hartzell

Died: 5-1-1865  Roaring Spring PA                           obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1965, 358

 

1901  admitted on trial

 

Interment: Newville Cemetery, Newville PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1965, 358

           

1900-02           Loyalsock

1902-06           Newville

1906-14           Renovo

1914-19           Hazleton St. Paul’s

1919-22           Carlisle

1922-30           Altoona First

1930-35           superintendent, Altoona District

1935-43           Bloomsburg

1943-51           York First

1951                retired

                        1951-56  Martinsburg

 

Note:  James Edgar Skillington is the brother of J.W. Skillington.  He is listed in the 1945 Prominent Personalities in American Methodidm.



 

SKILLINGTON, JOHN WALTER

 

Born: 3-23-1880  Breezewood PA                             married: Lois Belle Mickey

Died: 9-3-1979  St. Petersburg FL                             obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1941, 225

                                                                                    married2: Olive Baird

                                                                                     obit2: 1988,425

 

1908    admitted on trial, recommended by Williamsport Fourth Street         

1910    ordained deacon

1912    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1979, 335

 

1904-06           Loyalsock

1906-07           Newville 

1907-09           New Benton

1909-11           Elimsport-Maple Hill

1911-12           Keating Summit

1912-14           Keating-Austin

1914-15           Austin-Costello

1915-17           Sinnamahoning

1917-19           Morrisdale

1919-21           Saxton

1921-25           Osceola Mills

1925-29           Carlisle

1929-31           Mount Union

1931-36           Roaring Spring

1936-38           New Cumberland

1938-42           Altoona Juniata First

1942-45           Mount Carmel

1945-49           Hazleton Diamond

1949-52           Duncansville

1952                retired

                        1952-59  Hastings 

 

Note: J. Walter Skillington is the brother of James Edgar Skillington.  The second Mrs. Skillington was born Olive Bussard, and was the widow of a J. Albert Baird.



 

SLAGEL, NORMAN FRANKLIN

 

Born: 12-9-1893  Aaronsburg PA                               married: Mabel Myers

Died: 9-21-1991  New Castle DE                              obit: [d. 1920]

                                                                                    married2: Charlotte Russell

1956    license, recommended by Altoona First         obit2: 1976, 156

1959    ordained deacon                                             married3: Thelma Hunsinger McBride

1961    ordained elder                                                 obit3:

 

Interment: Hillside Cemetery, Catawissa PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1992, 484

 

1956-59           Dudley

1959-61           Espy and Light Street

1961-63           Woodland

1963-65           Orbisonia

1965                retired

                        1966-68  Lakemont-Frankstown (beginning 10/1/66)

                        1970-71  Frankstown

 

Note: Norman F. Slagel entered the ministry after retiring from the USPS in 1955.  He served as a local pastor. 
 


 

SLAPINSKI, JAMES HAROLD

 

Born:                                                                           married: Josephine _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1964    admitted on trial

?          ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1954-57           Wallaceton

1957-58           Skinners Eddy, Wyoming Conference

1958-63           Coventryville, Philadelphia Conference (ending 12/31/1962)

1963-64           Manor Hill (beginning 1/1/63)

1964-67           Burnham

1967-79           located

1979-80           Forest City, Wyoming Conference

1980                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1980-83           Forest City

1983-89           not appointed

1989-93           Plymouth/North Norwich/Preston (beginning 10/1/89)

1993                retired

                             1993-97  Luzerne  

                             2010       transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: James H. Slapinski served as a local preacher.                         


                                   
SLEEP, FRED GRANT

 

Born: 10-8-1868  Hazleton PA                                   married: Maude O. _____

Died: 7-19-1918  Mifflintown PA                              obit:

 

1897    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Mifflintown Cemetery, Mifflintown PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1919, 138

 

1897-98           Cameron

1898-00           Gardeau

1900-03           Penfield

1903-04           Laurelton

1904-05           Montandon

1905-08           Fairview

1908-14           Duncansville

1915-18           Enola

1918-18           Mifflintown



 

SLICHTER, JACOB

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1882-83           Littlestown (beginning 11/1/82)

 

Note: Jacob Slichter was a local pastor connected with York Beaver Street.



 

SLICK, WILLIAM ANSON            

 

Born: 10-19-1917  New Paris PA                               married: Betty E. Harbaugh

Died: 6-24-1996                                                          obit:

 

1952    license, recommended by New Paris of the Western Pennsylvania Conference EUB

1953    admitted on trial, Western Pennsylvania Conference EUB

1971    ordained

 

Interment: Fishertown Cemetery, Fishertown PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1997, 388

 

1942-52           Church of the Nazarene congregations

                        Union City

                        Albion

1952                “transfer” to Western Pennsylvania Conference EUB

1952-58           Shade Gap

1958-61           Pennsdale, Central Pennsylvania Conference EUB

1961-65           East Freedom

1965-68           Glasgo

1968                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference of Methodist Church

1968-77           Ray’s Hill [Breezewood]

1977-81           Osceola Mills

1981                retired

                             1983        Robertsdale

                             1983-85  Wolfsburg

                             1991-96  Rainsburg



 

SLOAN, WILLIAM HAROLD

 

Born: 1-1-1899  Elk City PA                                      married: Jane Baynham

Died: 12-23-1972  Homestead FL                              obit:

 

1926    admitted on trial, Erie Conference

1927    ordained deacon, Erie Conference

1931    ordained elder, Erie Conference

 

Interment: Palms Memorial Park, Homestead FL

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1973, 286

 

1925-26           student, Bucknell University

                             1926        Johnson City [Ranshaw] (ending summer 1926)

1926-29           Lander

1929-32           student, Garrett Biblical Institute in Evanston IL

                             1929-30  Chicago Adriel

                             1930-32  Stoughton WI First

1932-35           Linesville

1935-38           Cambridge Springs

1938-44           Fredonia NY

1944-49           DuBois First

1949-50           Erie Simpson

1950                transfer to New Jersey Conference

1950-53           Asbury Park

1953-54           Philadelphia East Falls, Philadelphia Conference

1954                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1954-57           Scranton Myrtle Street           

1957-60           Nanticoke

1960-64           Athens

1964                retired

                             1964-66  associate, Homestead FL                       

                             1967-67  Sanibel Island FL Community Church
 


 

SLOATMAN, DAVID KEEFER

 

Born: 11-8-1901  Williamsport PA                             married: Esther Hughes

Died: 10-10-1985                                                        obit:

 

1918    license

1922    admitted on trial

1925    ordained deacon

1926    ordained elder, New York East Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: New York Conference  1986, 1017

 

1922-26           at school

1926                transfer to New York East Conference

1926-27           Cutchogue

1927-30           Rowayton CT

1930-32           New Haven CT Howard Avenue

1932-35           Plainville CT

1935-38           Lake Ronkonkoma, Commack and Coram

1938-40           Greenport

1940-44           New Haven CT Westville

1944-48           Ansonia CT

1948-53           Bridgeport CT Washington Park

1953-58           Torrington CT

1958-67           Brooklyn St. Paul’s

 

Note: David K. Sloatman is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1204.
 


 


 

SLICER, HENRY

 

Born: 3-27-1801  Annapolis MD                                married: Elizabeth Coleman Roberts

Died: 4-23-1874                                                          obit: Baltimore Conference 1874, 35

 

1821    license

1822    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

1824    ordained deacon, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1875, 28

 

1821-22           Baltimore circuit

1822-23           Harford

1823-24           Redstone

1823-25           Washington DC Ebenezer

1825-26           Fredericksburg

1826-27           Baltimore City station

1827-28           Carlisle station

1828-30           Great Falls

1830-32           Baltimore circuit

1832-36           superintendent, Potomac District

1836-38           Georgetown

1838-40           Washington DC Foundry

1840-42           Carlisle station

1842-44           East Baltimore

1844-46           North Baltimore

1846-48           Wesley Chapel

1848-50           Georgetown

1850-52           Baltimore City station

1852-53           Frederick

1853-55           agent, Metropolitan Church

1855-59           superintendent, North Baltimore District

1859-62           superintendent, West Baltimore District

1862-70           Seamen’s Union Bethel

1870-74           superintendent, Baltimore District

 

Note: Henry Slicer is the father of the wife of William Harden.  A biographical sketch is given in Armstrong’s History of the Old Baltimore Conference, page 459.  Mrs. Slicer is the daughter of George Roberts (1765-1827) and a sister to George C.M. Roberts (1806-1870), both of the Baltimore Conference – and both with biographical sketches in the 1974 Encyclopedia of World Methodism.  Slicer’s  noted 1841 book on baptism is filed in the topics section of the conference archives.



 

SLICER, THOMAS ROBERTS

 

Born: 4-16-1847  Washington DC                              married: Adeline E. Herbert

Died: 5-29-1916                                                          obit:

 

1867    recommended for admission on trial by Baltimore Broadway

1869    ordained deacon, Baltimore Conference

1871    ordained elder, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1869-70           Lutherville

1871                transfer to Colorado Conference

1871-72           Denver

1872-73           Georgetown

1873                transfer to New York Conference

1881                withdrew to enter the Unitarian ministry

1881-90           Providence RI

1890-97           Buffalo NY

1897-16           New York City All Souls

 

Note: Rev. Dr. Thomas R. Slicer is the son of Henry Slicer.  Thomas R. Slicer was a prominent turn-of-the-century clergyman/speaker/author.



 

SMAY, RAYMOND BRUCE

 

Born: 12-11-1924  Clearfield PA                               married: Winifred Eddy Taber

Died:                                                                           obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1986, 435

                                                                                    married2: Jeane _____

                                                                                    obit2:

1948    license, recommended by Clearfield circuit Pleasant Grove

1951    admitted on trial

1951    ordained deacon

1953    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1948-49           Morris 

1949-50           student, Asbury Seminary in Wilmore KY

1950-52                       Student, Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston IL

1952-54           Avis

1954-63           Riverside

1963-77           Muncy

1977-80           Hollidaysburg First

1980-89           Harrisburg Stevens Memorial

1989                retired

                        1992-93  associate, Warrensville

 

Note: R. Bruce Smay is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1205.



 

SMILEY, ALAN ARNETT

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1969    admitted on trial

 

1969-71           at school

1971                transfer to Minnesota Conference

1987                withdrew from the ministry

 


 

SMITH, AMOS

 

Born: 4-30-1795  Frederick County VA                    married:

Died: 1-20-1868  McConnellsburg PA                       obit:

 

1820    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

1822    ordained deacon, Baltimore Conferece

1825    ordained elder , Baltimore Conferece

 

Obit: East Baltimore Conference 1868, 51

 

1820-22           Greenbrier

1822                transfer to Kentucky Conference

1822-23           Fleming

1823-24           Monroe

1825                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1825-26           Huntingdon

1826-27           Lycoming

1827-29           Bellefonte

1829-31           Lewistown

1831-33           Trough Creek

1833-35           Huntingdon

1835-36           Harford (18 months)

1836-37           located, moved to Lancaster OH (6 months)

1837-39           Gettysburg

1839-42           superintendent, Chambersburg District

1842-44           West River

1844-45           Baltimore Fayette Street

1845-47           Calvert

1847-48           Bladensburg

1848-50           West River

1850-52           Hereford

1851-53           Shirleysburg

1853-55           Hancock

1855-57           Concord

1857                charter member of the East Baltimore Conference

1857-59           Shirleysburg

1859-61           Newport

1861-63           New Grenada

1863                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch for Amos Smith is given in Armstrong’s History of the Old Baltimore Conference, page 460.



 

SMITH, CHARLES DAVIDSON

 

Born: 7-28-1839  Carroll County MD                        married:

Died: 19-16-1904  Westminster MD                          obit:

 

1865    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Westminster Cemetery, Westminster MD

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1905, 64

 

1865-66           Antietam

1866-67           Frederick

1867-68           Watersville

1874                East Baltimore station

 

Note: Charles D. Smith is the author of Rev. Leonard Cassell: A Memoir, published by the Baltimore Methodist Publishing House (1896) and John Evans and the Evans House (1897).  Charles D. Smith’s mother was the former Elizabeth Cassell, granddaughter of Richard Cassell who was converted by Robert Strawbridge, and it was Smith who presented the Strawbridge pulpit to Lovely Lane in 1894.

 



SMITH, DENNIS

 

Born: 6-2-1891  Tioga PA                  married: Charlotte Schwab

Died: 9-27-1969  Northumberland PA                       obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1988, 425

 

1927    admitted on trial, recommended by Lock Haven circuit

1929    ordained deacon

1931    ordained elder

 

Interment: Riverview Cemetery, Northumberland PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1970, 385

 

1922-23           Westport-Cross Forks-Shintown

1923-24           Picture Rocks

1924-26           Trout Run

1926-29           Lock  Haven circuit

1929-33           Woodland-Bradford

1933-38           Flemington

1938-46           Burnham

1946-55           Tyrone Columbia Avenue

1955-57           Osceola Mills

1957                retired

                             Sunbury St. John’s

                             Danville Trinity

                             Catawissa



 

SMITH, EARL LEE

 

Born:                                                                           married: Bonnie _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1955    license, Central New York Conference

1973    ordained deacon

1977    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1959-61           Conquest & Spring Lake NY

1961-62           Daggett-Jackson Center-Roseville

1962                “transfer” by boundary change to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1962-63           Daggett-Jackson Center-Roseville

1963-70

1970-72           student, Asbury College in Wilmore KY

                             1970-72  Green’s Chapel

1972-79           Quincy

1979-84           Flemington

1984-87           Middleburg Trinity

1987                Sunbury Otterbein (ending 11/21/87)

1987-93           leave of absence (beginning 11/21/87)

1993                withdrew



 

SMITH, GEORGE EMORY

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1890    admitted on trial, recommended by Wagner circuit

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1889-91           Wagner

1891                discontinued his own request

 

Note: G. Emory Smith is the preferred usage.



 

SMITH, J. FRANKLIN

 

Born: 3-13-1884                                                          married: Mae B. _____

Died: 12-8-1930  Howard PA                        obit:

 

1922    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Vine Street Cemetery, Hazleton PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1931, 184

 

1917-19           Cogan Valley

1919-23           Beach Haven

1923-26           Elysburg

1926-30           Howard

 



SMITH, JAMES TAYLOR

 

Born:                                                               married:

Died:                                                               obit:

 

1952    admitted on trial, Montana Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

           

1952-54           at school

1954                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1954                Burnt Cabins (1/15/1954 to 9/1/1954)

1955                withdrew from the ministry, page 80

1955                discontinued [General Minutes, page 165]



 

SMITH, JASPER S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

?          license, Central New York Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1962                “transfer” by boundary change to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1962-66           Burlington

 

Note: Jasper S. Smith served as a local pastor.


 

 



SMITH, JOHN WILSON

 

Born: 8-25-1837  Baltimore MD                                married: Susanna Brosius

Died: 8-17-1925                                                          obit: [b.8/20/1830]

 

1860    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Druid Ridge Cemetery, Pikesville MD

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1926, 236

 

1860-62           Boonsboro

1861-62           Hancock

1862-63           Clearspring

1863-64           Pleasant Grove

1864-66           retired

1866-67           West Harford

1867-68           Mercersburg

1868                transfer by boundary change to Baltimore Conference

1868-70           Buckeystown

1870-72           New Windsor

1872-75           Berkley Springs

1875-78           Shepherdstown

1878-80           Spencerville

1880-82           Washington DC Grace

1882-85           Herford

1885-88           South River

1888-89           Forestville

1889-91           Elk Ridge

1891-93           Summerfield

1893-96           Chester Street

1896-99           Reistertown

1899-02           Harpers Ferry

1902                retired

 

Note: John W. Smith is the son of John Smith (1802-1851) of the Baltimore Conference.



 

SMITH, JOSEPH A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1953-57           student, Dickinson College

                             1953-56  Boiling Springs

                       

Note: Joseph A. Smith became a long-time professor of psychology at Shippensburg University.  In 2007 he was professor emeritus and published the book Love’s Mystery Solved: Building Lasting Relationships.



 

SMITH, LUTHER F.

 

Born: 10-26-1847  Columbia PA                                married: Emma J. McGlaughlin

Died: 1-4-1894  Hollidaysburg PA                             obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1920, 142

 

1873    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Hollidaysburg Cemetery, Hollidaysburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1894, 96

 

1872-75           New Bloomfield circuit

1875-77           Milroy

1877-79           Thompsontown

1879-80           Duboistown

1880-83           Duncansville

1883-86           Mount Union

1886-76           on leave

1887-90           South Heberton

1890-93           North Altoona

1893-94           Hollidaysburg

 

Note: An obituary for Luther F. Smith also appears in the 1/11/1894 Pennsylvania Methodist.



 

SMITH, MARTIN LUTHER

 

Born: 9-24-1832  Williamsburg PA                            married: Kate B. Jackson

Died: 8-12-1907  Huntingdon            PA                              obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1929, 201

 

1859    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Huntingdon Cemetery, Huntingdon PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1908, 127

 

1859-60           Newberry

1860-61           Birmingham

1861-62           Westernport

1862-63           Rainsburg

1863-64           Manor Hill

1864-65           McConnellsburg

1865-67           Lewistown circuit

1867-68           McVeytown

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           McVeytown

1869-70           Newton Hamilton

1870-73           Petersburg

1873-76           Mt. Union

1876-78           Chambersburg King Street

1878-79           Shrewsbury

1879-82           Martinsburg

1882-85           Mifflintown

1885-86           Jersey Shore

1886-87           McConnellstown



 

SMITH, NATHAN BUCKINGHAM

 

Born: 12-19-1848  Beach Haven PA              married: Esther Alice Girton

Died: 2-3-1937 Clearfield PA                                                obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1927, 532

 

1873    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Hillcrest Cemetery, Clearfield PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1937, 250

 

1873-74           Orangeville

1874-75           Washingtonville

1875-76           Elysburg

1876-78           Muhlenburg

1878-80           Gordon-Helfenstein

1880-82           Stockton-Beaver Me.

1882-84           Great Island

1884-86           Fairview

1886-89           Glen Hope

1889-91           New Washington

1891-95           Howard

1895-96           Orangeville

1896-00           Orangeville-Light Street

1900-02           Cassville

1902-05           Birmingham

1905-07           Mahaffey

1907-11           Woodland-Bradford

1911-14           Airville

1914-17           Munson

1917-20           Cherry Tree

1920-23           Mapleton

1923                retired

 



SMITH, NORMAN HERBERT

 

Born: 8-19-1858  Light Street            PA                              married: Monema F. Moore

Died: 1-19-1957  Williamsport PA                             obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1927, 531

 

1882     admitted on trial, recommended by Shamokin station

 

Interment: Shamokin Cemetery, Shamokin PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1957, 244

 

1882-84           Jerseytown

1884-86           Riverside

1886-88           Harveyville

1888-91           Catawissa circuit

1891-95           Snydertown

1895-99           White Haven

1899-14           Morrisdale

1904-08           Hanover

1908-12           Hazleton Diamond

1912-18           Burnham

1918-24           Montgomery

1924-26           Duboistown

1926                retired



 

SMITH, R. EMORY JR

 

Born: 8-18-1925  Williamsport PA                             married: Barbara Ann Sayer

Died: 10-12-1967  Norristown PA                             obit: Central New York Conference 1968, 204

 

1952    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Emery Cemetery, west of Williamsport PA

Obit: Central New York Conference  1968, 198

 

1952-53           student, Boston University School of Theology

1953-54           student, University of Edinburgh in Scotland

1954                transfer to Central New York Conference

1954-56           associate DeWitt Community

1956-59           Syracuse Woodlawn

1959-63           Trumansburg

1963-67           Syracuse Rockefeller



 

SMITH, SAMUEL HENRY CLAY

 

Born: 11-25-1828  Queen Anne County MD married: Mary Elizabeth Wise

Died: 4-25-1915                                                          obit: [d.7/29/1874]

                                                                                    married2: Mary A. White

 1857   quarterly conference license,                           obit2: [d.1/?/1911]

                        Baltimore Caroline Street

1858    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference 

1861    ordained deacon, East Baltimore Conference

1863    ordained elder, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Philadelphia PA

Obit: Philadelphia Conference 1916, 88

 

1859-60           Baltimore Jefferson Street

1860-61           Great Falls

1861-63           Lewistown

1863-65           Mifflin

1865-68           Chambersburg

1868                transfer to Philadelphia Conference

1868-69           Columbia

                        Philadelphia Tabernacle

                        Philadelphia Twentieth Street

                        Manayunk Mt. Zion

                        Lancaster First

                        Philadelphia Salem

                        Norristown First

                        Philadelphia Memorial

                        Summerfield

                        Roxborough Central

                        Steelton

1895                retired

 

Note: S.H.C Smith is the father of Samuel Wise Smith (1855-1935) of the Philadelphia Conference.


 

SMITH, WALTER BROWN

 

Born: 12-12-1876  Ennisville PA                                married: Nellie Rush Smith

Died: 6-9-1949                                                            obit:

 

1907    admitted on trial

1907    ordained deacon

1909    ordained elder, PhiladelphianConference

 

Interment: Belvidere NJ

Obit: Philadelphia Conference 1950, 782

 

1904-07           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

                             1906-07  Belfast and Wind Gap

1907                transfer to Philadelphia Conference

1907-10           Belfast and Wind Gap

1910-13           Tobyhanna

1913-17           Philadelphia Providence

1917-18           sabbatical

1918-25           on leave

                             1922-24  Valley Forge

1924-26           Philadelphia East Montgomery Avenue

1926-27           Bryn Mawr St. Luke’s (moved to next appointment before end of 2nd year)

1927-30           Philadelphia Nineteenth Street (started before Conference)

1930-36           Nesquehoning

1936-39           Kensington Siloam

1939-43           Pen Argyl

1943-49           Easton Calvary Memorial

1949                retired

 



SMUCKER, CLAYTON ALBERT

 

Born: 9-30-1870  Sharon IL               married: Maude Jennie Dunfee

Died: 7-31-1925  Salem OH               obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1963, 338

 

1894                license, Ohio Conference of the Evangelical Association

 

Interment: Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1926, 340

 

1894                transfer to the Central Ohio Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

                        Forest

                        Prospect

                        Celina

                        Defiance

1909                transfer to Pittsburgh Conference

1909-13           Pittsburgh Smithfield Street

1913-14           Baltimore Roland Park, Baltimore Conference

1914                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1914-21           Harrisburg Stevens Memorial

1921-24           Hazleton

1924-25           Huntingdon First

 

Note: Clayton A. Smucker is the son of Rev. Cyrus Schmucker (1840-1902) of the Illinois and Ohio Conferences of the Evangelical Association.  While the Methodist records give his Evangelical-Methodist transfer date as 1894, the Evangelical records give it as 1896.  Obituaries for Clayton A. Smucker also appear in the 8/13/25 Christian Advocate, page 1010, and in the 8/27/25 Christian Advocate, page 1060.



 

SMYSER, MARTIN LUTHER

 

Born: 10-12-1841  near York PA                               married: Lydia A. Hoffman

Died: 10-28-1900  Altoona PA                                  obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1921, 146

 

1863    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: York Cemetery

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1901, 103

 

1863-64           Hampstead

1864-65           Westminster

1865-67           Frederick circuit

1867-68           Great Falls

1868                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1868-69           Great Falls

1869-72           Havre de Grace

1872                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1872-75           Bellefonte

1875-77           Phillipsburg

1877-79           Bloomsburg

1879-82           Berwick

1882-86           superintendent, Danville District

1886-89           Chambersburg

1889-92           Bedford

1892-93           Curwensville

1893-95           Conference Book Room

1895-98           Lewistown

1898-99           Williamsport Mulberry Street

1899-00           Shamokin First

1900-00           superintendent, Altoona District

 

Note: An obituary for Martin L. Smyser also appears in the 11/15/00  Christian Advocate, page 1858.



 

SNAVELY, CHARLES CAMERON

 

Born: 10-13-1860  near Rural Retreat VA                 married: Jessie Gray Boggs

Died: 12-16-1943  Newark NJ                                   obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1942, 213

 

1886    admitted on trial, North Nebraska Conference

1888    ordained deacon, North Nebraska Conference

 

Interment: Lake Nelson Memorial Cemetery, Lake Nelson NJ

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1944, 227

 

1886-87           Beaver Green circuit

1887-89           Kennard

1889-90           Omaha circuit

                        Purple Kane

                        Omaha

                        North Bend

                        North Platte

                        Shelton

1899-00           Altoona Epworth, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1900                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1900-01           Altoona Epworth

1901-06           Williamsburg

1906-09           State College

1909-12           Danville Trinity

1912-13           Temperance Agent

1913-18           Ramey

1918-22           Clearfield West Side

1922-28           York Ridge Avenue

1928                retired

 

Note: Charles C. Snavely is the father of coach Carl G. Snavely (1874-1975), the subject of an article in the 1999 volume of The Chronicle, pages 53-55.


 



SNIVELY, WILLIAM ANDREW

 

Born: 12-6-1833  Greencastle PA                               married: Ella Pirtle

Died: 3-2-1901                                                            obit: [4/16/1839 - ]

 

1855    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

1865    ordained,                                             East Baltimore Conference: Protestant Episcopal Cjurch

 

1855-56           York Springs

1856-57           Lewistown

1857                charter member of the East Baltimore Conference

1857-59           East Baltimore station

1859-60           North Baltimore station

1860-61           on leave

                             1860-61  Cincinnati OH Union Chapel

1861-62           Carlisle Emory Chapel

1862                transfer to Pittsburgh Conference

1862-64           Pittsburgh Christ

1864-65           ?

1865                joined the Protestant Episcopal denomination

1865-67           Pittsburgh PA St. Andrew’s

1867-70           Cincinnati OH Christ

1870-74           Albany NY St. Peter’s

1874-               Brooklyn NY Grace

                        New Orleans LA Trinity

 

Note: William A. Snively is the author of many books on various religious topics.  He is the brother of Rev. Summerfield Emory Snively (1848-1914) and Rev. Thaddeus Alexander Snively (1851-1914), both of the Protestant Episcopal Church.


 


 

SNYDER, EDMUND B.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died: 6-28-1895                                                          obit:

 

Obit: St. John’s River Conference 1896,29

 

1854-55           Salem

1855-56           Christiansburg

1856-57           Shippensburg station

1857                charter member of the East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Shippensburg Station

1858-60           Bellefonte station

1860-62           Hollidaysburg station

1862-64           Baltimore Exeter Street

1864                transfer to Pittsburgh Conference

1866-67           Pittsburgh Christ

1868                transfer to Illinois Conference

1868-69           Chicago Trinity

1869                transfer to Northwestern Indiana Conference

                        transfer to Philadelphia Conference

1885                moved to Florida for health reasons

1890-91           Jacksonville Trinity

1891                transfer to St. John’s River Conference

1891-95           Jacksonville Trinity

 

Note: Edmund B. Snyder moved to Florida for his health in 1885, and in 1887 he raised money to build a church at Okahumpka.  He was appointed in 1890 to Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church in Jacksonville, where he served until his death in 1895.  The church was renamed Snyder Memorial in 1903.   The Florida Conference archives includes an Edmund B. Snyder scrapbook.



 

SNYDER, IVAN LOTT

 

Born: 6-22-1875  Waverly PA                                    married: Lida A. MacRill

Died: 7-13-1955                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1946, 458

                                                                                    married2: Margaret Sutton Reed

1895    license, recommended by Wilkes Barre          obit2:

1903    admitted on trial

1904    ordained deacon

1905    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1956, 254

                       

1895-99           student, Wyoming Seminary

                             1895-99  supply in Wyoming Conference

1900-03           student, Drew University in Madison NJ

                             1901-03  supply in Newark Conference

1903-05           Lewisberry-Lisburn

1905-06           Marysville

1906-08           Clearville

1908-10           Vira

1910-11           Rouzerville

1911                transfer to West Wisconsin Conference

1911-13           Hixton

1913                Montfort

1913                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1913-14           Rush

1914-17           Carverton

1917-19           Rendham-Old Forge

1919-20           Old Forge

1920-21           Hawley

1921-26           New Milford

1926-29           Waymart

1929-31           Throop

1931-36           Luzerne

1936-38           West Nanticoke

1938-39           Apalachin-Little Meadows

1939-42           Gouldsboro

1942-43           Gibson

1943                retired

 

Note: Some biographical information on Ivan L. Snyder appears in the Ministerial Qualifications Book, page 42.  The maiden name of the first Mrs. Snyder is also given as McRill and McKrill.  Her father is an uncle to Franklin P. Doty (1852-1933) of the Wyoming Conference.  Her mother is the daughter of Rev. Oliver Lewis (c1797-c1873: a local preacher in the Wyoming Conference) and a first cousin of Joshua S. Lewis (1829-1908) of the Wyoming Conference.
 


 

SNYDER, JOHN ARTHUR

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1964     admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1961-63           Lemont 

1963-64           at school

1964-65           Bedford Valley

1965-67           Orbisonia

1967                discontinued

 



SNYDER, LESTER  IRVING

 

Born: 10-17-1907  Cleveland OH                              married: Alice Roxanne Pettit

Died: 5-14-1983                                                          obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1979, 409

 

1936    ordained, Pennsylvania Baptist Convention

 

Interment: Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville PA

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 1983, 438

           

                        Mt. Hermon

                        Pittsburgh Emmanual

                        Washington Allison Avenue

1954                admitted on trial, Virginia Conference of the Methodist Church

1954-55           director of finance and field service, Norfolk District

1955-57           director of finance and field service, Richmond District

1957-58           Beech Grove-Bethel

1958-60           Portsmouth Wright Memorial

1960-61           South Boston McCandless Memorial

1961                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1961-62           Shickshinny

1962                transfer to Western Pennsylvania Conference

1962-64           Pittsburgh North Avenue

1964-65           Webster

1965-66           on leave

1966                retired

                             1968-69  Monongahela circuit



 

SNYDER, ROBERT M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1890    admitted on trial, recommended by Cassville

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1889-91           Cassville

1891-92           Wagner

1892-95           Alum Bank

1895-96           Mifflinville

1896-97           Espy-Lime Ridge

1891-98           Wapwallopen

1898-00           Milnesville-Jeddo

1900-03           Weatherly

1903-05           Shamokin Second

1905-07           Catawissa

1907-09           Clearfield West Side

1909                permitted to withdraw under charges



 

SNYDER, WILLIAM ALFRED

 

Born: 7-22-1912   Tower City PA                              married: Dorothy Wright Gleichert

Died:                                                                           obit: 2003, 389

 

1931    license, recommended by Camp Hill

1935     admitted on trial

1935    ordained deacon

1938    ordained elder

           

Interment:

Obit:

 

1929-33           student, Dickinson College

1933-36           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

1936-39           Schellsburg

1939-41           Newton Hamilton

1941-43           Milesburg-Unionville

1943-46           Flemington

1946-49           Harrisburg Ridge Avenue

1949-57           Williamsburg

1957-68           Woolrich

1968-77           Wellsboro

1978                retired

 

  Note: William A. Snyder is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1228.

 


 

SO, HENRY

 

Born:                           married:

Died:                           obit:

 

1962   admitted on trial, page 70

1962    ordaineddeacon, page 71

           

Interment:

Obit:

 

1963           no longer listed

 

Note: Henry So appears in the 1964 General Minutes under Central Pennsylvania as "no appointment reported."  He is never reported as attending a school, serving an appointment, or with an address.  Nothing else is known of him.

 


 

SOLT, JAMES ELLERY

 

Born: 3-20-1858  State College PA                           married: Jemima Dewey

Died: 9-7-1942  Williamsport PA                               obit: [9/8/1868 – 4/5/1920]

 

1892     admitted on trial

           

Interment: Union Cemetery, Bellefonte PA

Obit:

 

1892-93           Loyalsock

1893                discontinued by request of Conference



 

SOMMER, ADAM

 

Born: 3-28-1874  Valley View PA                             married: Theresa Philabina Rodran

Died: 9-24-1956  Marsh Hill PA                                obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1930, 199

                                                                                    married2: Lillian A. Lundy

1918    received on credentials                                   obit2: 1974,442

            as elder from Holiness Christian Church

 

Interment: Marsh Hill Cemetery, Marsh Hill PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1957, 245

 

1916-17           Excelsior

1917-20           Kulpmont

1920-22           Bloomingdale

1922-25           Salladasburg

1925-29           Woodland-Bradford

1929-36           Ralston

1936-40           Robertsdale-Woodvale

1940-42           Millville-Jerseytown

1942-47           Ramey-Blandburg

1947                retired



 

SOUDERS, WALTER GRANT

 

Born: 12-29-1871  Salem NJ                                      married: Martha J. Zeiter

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1893-98           student, Dickinson College

                             1897-98  Greencastle

1898-99           Greencastle

1899-01           Blue Island IL Congregational Church

1901-02           Elmwood IL unknown denomination

                        living in Wisconsin

 

Note: Walter G. Souders worked in the banking business and served as a local pastor.  He is the founder of Walter G. Souders & Co., investments bankers headquartered in Chicago IL.  A photograph of Walter G. Souders is available at http://archives.dickinson.edu/image-archive-people/souders-walter-grant .

 


 

SOURS, JOHN D.

 

Born:                                                                           2-23-1815near Idaville PAmarried: Anna M. Mears

Died:                                                                           5-25-1912obit:

 

1843   exhorter, recommended by Pine Grove

1844   local pastors license

 

Interment:

Obit: The Christian Advocate 9/19/1912, page 1363

 

1          844-69traveled as a local preacher
1869retired to Mechanicsburg, where he continued active in the church

 

Note: John D. Sowers served as a local pastor.  Though never under official appointment, he traveled circuits and pioneered the Methodist work in remote areas e.g., he organized the work at Cross Forks in 1851.  He is the father of Mechanicsburg poets Benjamin Franklin Mears Sours (1863-1956) and Laura Myrtle Sours (1866-1923), whose texts appear in several gospel hymns.


 


 

SOUSER, JOHN STUCKEY

 

Born: 7-1-1861  Wolfsburg PA                                  married: Martha D. Tewksbury

Died: 4-20-1921  Sunbury PA                                    obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1923, 142

 

1888    admitted on trial, recommended by Saxton circuit

 

Interment: McIntyre Cemetery, Catawissa PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1922, 130

 

1888-89           Cassville

1889-91           Blain

1891-93           Catawissa circuit

1893-96           Blain

1896-00           Reedsville

1900-02           Flemington

1902-06           Williamsport Fourth Street

1906-08           Everett

1908-13           Huntingdon First

1813-18           Shamokin Lincoln Street

1918-21           superintendent, Sunbury District

 


 

SOWER, DAVID ARTHUR JR

 

Born: 3-12-1878  Centre Hall PA                               married: Eva Zena Romig

Died: 10-4-1960  Daytona Beach FL                         obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1928, 747

                                                                                    married2: Gladys M. _____

1905    license, recommended by Watsontown          obit2: 1973,384

1907    admitted on trial

1912    ordained deacon

1917    ordained elder

 

Interment: Bellevue Memorial Park, Daytona Beach FL

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1961, 263

 

1906-08           Hammersley Fork

1908-11           Pleasant Gap

1911-12           Medix Run

1912-14           Benezette

1914-16           Lock Haven circuit

1916-17           Martinsburg

1917-19           Orbisonia

1919-21           Bakerton

1921-23           Airville

1923-27           Millville-Jerseytown

1927-31           Snydertown

1931-35           Sinnemahoning

1935-40           Port Matilda

1940-43           Duboistiwn-Nisbet

1943-49           Milesburg-Unionville

1949                retired

                             1949-52  North Bend 

                             1952-54  Trout Run

                        Olds Hall (residence for retired ministers) in Daytona Beach FL

                             visitation pastor, Daytona Beach First

                             supply, Livingston Memorial

                             interim minister for Congregational Church

                                    Melbourne, Hallandhale, West Hollywood, North Miami

 

Note: The second Mrs. Sower began the conference course of study in 1942.  She has a file with the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, but she never served in the Central Pennsylvania Conference.



 

SPANGLER, JOSEPH N.

 

Born: 3-12-1823  Williamsport MD                            married: Margaret Young

Died: 12-20-1997  Baltimore MD                              obit: [4/21/1831 – 10/24/1856]

                                                                                    married2: Sarah E. Malone

1845    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference        obit2:

 

Obit: Baltimore Conference ME South1888, 36

 

1845-46           Bloomfield

1846-47           Mifflin

1857-49           Berlin

1849-51           Concord

1851-53           Cassville

1853-54           Stonerstown

1854-56           Schellsburg

1856-57           Birmingham

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Mercersburg

1858-60           Frederick

1860-62           Great Falls

1862-63           McConnellsburg

1863                withdrew to join M.E. South



 

SPEERS, WILLIAM ARTHUR

 

Born: 8-30-1926  Rutherford Heights PA                  married: Patricia Ann Jury

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1949    license

1954    admitted on trial

1954    ordained deacon

1956    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1954-59           Gatchelville

1959-64           Shiremanstown

1964-68           York Wesley Memorial

1968-74           Sunbury St. John’s

1974                withdrew to unite with another denomination

 

Note: William A. Speers is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1234.  He became a minister for the United Church of Christ in York County PA.



 

SPENCER, AZARA COSTON

 

Born:                                                                           1-27-1855married: 

Died:                                                                           8-1-1923Kansas City MOobit: 

 

1898    elders orders recognized from United Brethren Church, recommended by Benezette

 

Interment:

Obit: Nebraska Conference 1923, 652

 

1897-99           Benezette

                         North Dakota Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1900                 transfer to Ohio Conference

                         Nebraska Conference 

 

Note: A. Coston Spencer served 1897-99 as a local pastor.

 


 

SPENCER, JOHN CARROLL

 

Born: 3-13-1879                                                          married: Jessie Grace Chadwick

Died: 7-8-1955                                                            obit: Rock River Conference 1963, 298

 

Interment:

Obit: Rock River Conference 1956, 251

 

1951-54           Mount Holly Springs

 

Note: John C. Spencer served as a retired member of the Rock River (IL) Conference.

 


 

SPONSLER, ELI EDWARD

 

Born: 10-30-1874  near Everett PA                            married: Mary Alice Young

Died: 2-19-1930  Everett PA                                      obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1958, 253

 

1901     admitted on trial

 

Interment: Everett Cemetery, Everett PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1930, 193

 

1901-04           Waterville

1904-06           Laurelton

1906-10           Keating Summit

1910-14           Manor Hill

1914-30           on leave

 

Note: Some biographical information on Eli E. Sponsler appears in the Ministerial Qualifications Book, page 27. 

 


 

SPOTTSWOOD, WILSON LEE

 

Born: 11-3-1822  Carlisle PA                                     married: Lucy Ann Minshall

Died: 5-5-1892  Kansas City MO                               obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1905, 125

 

1843    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Kansas City, Missouri

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1893, 93

 

1843-44           Boonsboro

1844-45           Berwick

1845-46           North Baltimore

1846-48           Shepherdstown

1848-50           Rockingham

1850-52           Lexington

1852-53           Huntingdon

1853-55           Warriors Mark

1855-57           Bellefonte

1867                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-59           Bedford

1859-61           Clearfield-Curwensville

1861-63           Altoona

1863-65           Williamsport Pine Street

1865-66           Lewisburg

1866-68           superintendent, Bellefonte District

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           superintendent, Bellefonte District

1869                superintendent, Williamsport District (ending 9/1/1869)

1869-74           president, Williamsport Dickinson Seminary (beginning 9/1/1869)

1870-74           Waynesboro

1875-77           Shamokin

1877-80           on leave

                             1877-78  assistant, Chambersburg First

1880                retired

 

Note: Obituaries for W. Lee Spottswood also appear in the 5/15/1892 and the 6/1/1892 Central Pennsylvania Methodist. A biographical sketch is given in Armstrong’s The Old Baltimore Conference, page 464.  Mrs. Spottswood is the daughter of Robert Minshall (1788-1828) of the Baltimore Conference, and she is the author of religious novels.  W.L. Spottswood is the father of Lucy Minshall Spottswood Young, wife of Jesse Bowman Young.

 


 

SPRINGER, RUTER WILLIAM

 

Born: 5-2-1863  Springfield IL                                   married: Gertrude Lunch

Died: 3-18-1837  Carlisle PA                                     obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1952, 209

 

1894    admitted on trial, New York East Conference

 

Interment: Carlisle Cemetery, Carlisle PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1937, 264

 

1894-1914       chaplain, US Army

1914                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1914-19           faculty, Dickinson College

1919                retired

 


 

SPURR, GEORGE C.

 

Born: 11-2-1875  Mahanoy City PA                          married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1935-42           Town Hill

 

Note: George C. Spurr has a file with the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, but he never matriculated in the Central Pennsylvania Conference. 

 


 

STAMM, JOHN  FREDERICK

 

Born: 10-9-1902  Lock Haven PA                              married: Olive Violet Aumiller

Died: 5-25-1984                                                          obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1993, 473

 

1923    license, recommended by Lincoln Chapel

1925    admitted on trial

1928    ordained deacon

1930    ordained elder

 

Interment: Lincoln Chapel Cemetery, Laurelton PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1984, 383

 

1924-29           Catawissa circuit 

1929-34           White Haven

1934-38           Altoona Fairview (ending 1/38)

1938-43           Jersey Shore First (beginning 1/38)

1943-46           Philipsburg

1946-51           Chambersburg

1951-57           Altoona Juniata

1957-61           Lewistown First

1961-67           superintendent, Altoona District

1967-70           administrator, Tyrone Epworth Manor

 

Note: John F. Stamm is the father of John W. Stamm.  He is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1243. 

 


 

STAMM, JOHN WESLEY

 

Born: 2-27-1930  Hazleton PA                                   married: Joanne M. Etter

Died: 10-8-2007  Chambersburg PA                          obit:

 

1951    license, recommended by Chambersburg St. Paul

1952    admitted on trial

1953    ordained deacon

1955    ordained elder

           

Interment: St. Thomas Cemetery, St. Thomas PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 2008, 430

 

1947-51           student, Dickinson College

                             1951        Boiling Springs  (4/1/51 – 8/31/51)

1951-55           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

                             1953-54  student assistant, Bloomingdale NJ (9/53 – 6/54)

                             1954-55  Jersey City NJ Waverly Congregational (6/54 – 3/55)

1955-58           Orbisonia (ending 11/15/58)

1958-62           Duncansville (beginning 11/15/58)

1962-70           Stewartstown

1970-77           Clearfield West Side

1977-82           superintendent, Lewisburg District (ending 10/1/82)

1982-92           State College St. Paul’s (beginning 10/1/82)

1992                retired

 

Note: John W. Stamm is the son of John F. Stamm.  He is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in the Methodist Church, page 1243.


 

STANSBURY, JOHN T.

 

Born: 7-15-1828  Baltimore MD                                married: Mary E. Smith

Died: 1-26-1873                                                          obit:

 

1850    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1873, 48

 

1850-51           Bedford

1851-52           Fincastle

1852-53           Jacksonville

1853-54           New Castle

1854-55           agent, Olin and Preston Institute in Blacksburg VA

1855-56           Wardenville

1856-57           Blue Sulphur

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Bald Eagle (first part of year)

                        New Liberty (second part of year)

1858-61           on leave

1861                retired

1868                transfer by change of boundaries to Baltimore Conference

 


 

STANSFIELD, THEODORE SIMPSON

 

Born: 5-17-1867  Howard County MD                      married: Margaret Ellen Jones

Died: 9-13-1936  Hainton MD                                   obit:

 

1898     admitted on trial, recommended by Mountview MD St. James

 

Interment: Mountview MD

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1937, 252

 

1898-01           James Creek

1901-02           New Bloomfield

1902-06           Alexandria

1906-13           Harrisburg St. Paul’s

1913-17           Jersey Shore First

1917-18           Williamsport Mulberry Street

1918-22           Milton

1922-24           Altoona Eighth Avenue

1924-25           Sunbury St. John’s

1925-26           Camp Hill

1926-32           York Duke Street

1932-33           Barnesboro

1933-35           Shrewsbury

1935                retired

 

Note: Mrs. T. Simpson Stansfield is a first cousin to the noted missionary-evangelist-author E. Stanley Jones (1884-1973).

 


 

STARR, R.S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:      

Obit:

 

1909-10           Hammersly Fork (did not finish the year)

 

Note:  R.S. Starr served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.  This may be the Robert Spencer Starr (1880-1929) of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Church.

 


 

STARR, RICHARD B.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1962    ordained, Lutheran Church

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1955-59           student, Lycoming College

                             1956-59  Trout Run (beginning 6/1/56)

1959-62           seminary student

 

Note: Richard B. Starr was the long-time pastor at Christ Lutheran Church in Spry, in which community he was living in retirement in 2006.

 


 

STARR, WILLIAM BYRON          

 

Born: 12-28-1913  Freeport NY                                 married: Ruth Graner

Died: 1-15-1972  Philadelphia PA                              obit: [Eastern PA Conference 1998, 8.281]

 

1945    license, New Jersey Conference

1952    ordained deacon, New Jersey Conference

1970    admitted as associate member, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment: Schnecks Cemetery, Howard PA

Obit: Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 1972, 331

 

1945-55           New Jersey Conference

                        South Vineland

                        Gashen

                        Leesburg

1955                “transfer” to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1955-59           Woodland (beginning 9/1/55)

1959-63           Austin

1963-69           Howard

1969-70           Mount Carmel

1970                “transfer” by boundary change to Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

1970-72           Mount Carmel

 

Note: Mrs. Starr was born 8-1-1915 and died a resident of Bethany Village in Mechanicsburg – this information is not in her “obituary.”

 



STAYTON, CHARLES P.

 

Born: 5-?-1846  DE                            married: Samaria Carver

Died: Portland OR                                                      obit: [8/?/1846 – 10/4/1929]

 

1875    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Cowlitz County WA

Obit:

 

1875                transfer to the East Oregon and Washington Conference

1894                permitted to withdraw under complaints, Puget Sound Conference

                        steamboat captain, Columbia and Cowlitz River Transportation Company



 

STEEL, WALTER GREENOUGH

 

Born: 8-20-1866  Concord NH                                   married: Anna M. Healy

Died: 7-15-1949  Pitman NJ               obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1950, 203

 

1887  Sailed to Africa as missionary under Bishop Taylor

1888  Returned home having contracted African fever.

1899    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Hillcrest Cemetery, Pitman NJ

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1950, 203

 

1899-01           Belleville

1901-03           Wolfsburg

1903-04           Manor Hill

1904-06           New Bloomfield

1906-14           Williamsburg

1914-18           Ralston

1918-19           Howard

1919-21           Juniata Fifteenth Street [Wesley]

1921-23           on leave

1923-29           Mapleton-Mill Creek

1929-37           Beaver Meadows

1937                retired

 


 

STEIN, H.C.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1886-87           Clearville

 

Note: H.C. Stein is otherwise unknown.

 



STEIN, JAMES BERGEY

 

Born: 7-24-1858  Jericho Mills PA                             married: Minnie E. Shearer

Died: 7-16-1938  Tyrone PA              obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1941, 224

 

1887     admitted on trial, recommended by Carlisle station

1887    ordained deacon, recommended by Carlisle station

 

Interment: East Harrisburg [Paxtang] Cemetery, Harrisburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1939, 216

 

1883-87           student, Dickinson College

1887-88           Allegheny

1888-90           Altoona Fifth Avenue

1890-95           Bellwood

1895-98           Harrisburg Thirteenth Street

1898-03           Sunbury St. John’s

1903-06           Chambersburg

1906-09           Bellefonte

1909-11           Tyrone First

1911-12           Hazleton St. Paul’s

1912-18           superintendent, Danville District

1918-22           Altoona First

1922-29           secretary, Board of Philanthropies

1929-31           Saxton

1931                retired

 


 

STEINER, EUGENE RAYMOND

 

Born: 12-10-1909  Turtle Creek PA                          married: Marjorie LaBar

Died: 9-3-1991                                                            obit:

 

1925    license, recommended by Turtle Creek McMaster’s

1952    admitted on trial

1952    ordained deacon

1954    ordained elder

 

Interment: Dillsburg Cemetery, Dillsburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1992, 487

 

1947-50           student, Dickinson College

                             1947-50  Mt. Holly Springs 

1950-54           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

                             1950-54  Towaco NJ Whitehall

1954-55           Mt. Holly Springs

1955-57           Bendersville

1957-59           Harrisburg Riverside

1959-64           Harrisburg Trinity

1964-68           Bedford

1968-70           administrator, Bethany Village

1970-73           Harrisburg State Street

1973-78           Tyrone Good Shepherd

1978                retired

                             1980-88  York Springs



 

STEINER, FRED

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1942-43           Muncy Valley (beginning 9/1/42)

1943-46           Orangeville (beginning 12/1/43)

 

Note: Fred Steiner served as a local pastor.



 

STENGER, BENJAMIN LUTHER

 

Born: 11-11-1899  near Mercersburg PA                    married: Mary Lenora Zimmerman

Died: 3-4-1993  Williamsport PA                               obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1986, 437

 

1918    license, recommended by Mercersburg

1923    admitted on trial

1925    ordained deacon

1927    ordained elder

 

Interment: Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1993, 475

 

1923-27           Littlestown

1927-31           Selinsgrove

1931-35           Watsontown

1935-40           Shickshinny

1940-45           Altoona Fifty-Eighth Street

1945-50           Harrisburg Epworth

1950-57           Williamsport Calvary

1957-64           York Grace

1964                retired

                            1969-70  visitation pastor, Williamsport Pine Street

 

Note: Benjamin L. Stenger is a double first cousin to Harry C. Stenger (their fathers were brothers and their mothers were sisters).  His maternal grandfather is Rev. William Wesley Wolf (1839-1910), affiliation unknown.



 

STENGER, HARRY CHARLES

 

Born: 12-27-1899  Williamsport MD              married: Sarah Pearl Fearnow

Died: 10-25-1961  Tyrone PA                                    obit: [3/7/1894 – 8/25/1918]

                                                                                    married2: Mildred Ella Mason

1924    admitted on trial                                             obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1997, 390

1926    ordained deacon

1928    ordained elder

 

Interment: Riverview Cemetery, Williamsport MD

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1962, 315

 

1923-24           Montandon

1924-26           Montandon – Washingtonville

1926-27           Mt. Holly Springs

1927-30           MillvilleJerseytown

1930-31           Berwick Calvary (ending 6/31)

1931-35           Freeland Parish (beginning 6/31)

1935-38           York Ridge Avenue

1938-41           Everett

1941-46           Bellefonte

1946-52           Roaring Spring

1952-53           Shamokin Lincoln Street

1953-62           superintendent, Tyrone Epworth Manor

 

Note: Harry C. Stenger is a double first cousin to Benjamin L. Stenger (their fathers were brothers, and their mothers were sisters) and the father of Herman E. Stenger.  His maternal grandfather is Rev. William Wesley Wolf (1839-1910), affiliation unknown.



 

STENGER, HERMAN EARL

 

Born: 4-6-1931  Berwick PA                                      married: _____ Dawson [5/18/1952]

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1954    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1949-53           student, Lycoming College

                             1952-53  AllenwoodElimsport 

1953-54           Allenwood - Elimsport

1954-57           student, Westminster Theological Seminary in Westminster MD

                             1954-55  Littlestown

                             1955-57  Hustontown

1957-59           Enola

1959-62           Altoona Mardorf

1962-66           Lewistown Lake Park – Glenwood

1966                voluntary location

1997                living in Oak Park IL

 

Note: Herman E. Stenger is the son of Harry C. Stenger.



 

STEPHENS, ROBERT RALPH       

 

Born: 4-16-1910  Altoona PA                                    married: Glengail M. Robb

Died: 5-8-1983                                                            obit:

 

1937    license, recommended by Washington DC Lincoln Road

1943    admitted on trial, Peninsula Conference

1944    ordained deacon, Peninsula Conference

1949    ordained elder, Pittsburgh Conference

1970    admitted as associate member

 

Interment: Middletown Methodist Cemetery, Middletown MD

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1983, 407

 

1943-44           Chesapeake City

1944-45           Zion circuit

1945                transfer to Pittsburg Conference

1945-48           Homestead Anne Ashley

1948-51           McKeesport Beulah Park

1951-53           Pittsburgh Butler Street

1953-56           Mt. Pleasant

1956                located

1956-61           director, Temperance League of PA, MD & DE

1961                re-licensed by Central Pennsylvania Conference

1961-64           Gatchelville

1964-65           associate, York First

1965-66           Fort Loudon

1966-77           Muhlenburg

1977                retired



 

STEPHENS, WILLIAM ALEXANDER

 

Born: 12-15-1835  Mooresville PA                             married: Letitia Margaret Africa

Died: 1-23-1921  Carlisle PA             obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1916, 134

 

1870    admitted on trial, Missouri Conference

 

Interment: Old Graveyard, Carlisle PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1921, 140

 

1877                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1877-79           Ennisville

1879-82           Jersey Shore

1882-85           Renovo

1885-91           superintendent, Williamsport District

1891-93           Shamokin

1893-97           Clearfield

1897-00           Bellefonte

1900-04           secretary, Thank Offering

1904-05           on leave

1905                retired

 

Note: An obituary for William A. Stephens also appears in the 2/5/1921 Christian Advocate, page 152.



 

STERN, HENRY CLAY

 

Born: 3-5-1843  Lewisville PA                                   married: Sarah A. _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1874    license, Maryland Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1874-75           Howard

1875-76           Cecil

1876-77           Dorchester

1877-78           Rainsburg

1878-81           Potomac

1881-82           Franklin City

1882-83           Leipsic

1883-84           Pittsville

1884                no appointment at his own request

1885                “transfer” to Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1885-86           Robinsonville

1887-88           Clearville

1888-90           Burnt Cabins

1890-94           Leidy

1894-95           Cross Fork

 

Note: Henry C. Stern served as a supply pastor.  This surname is also rendered STERNS.
 


 

STEVENS, BENEDICT TARRING

 

Born: 12-28-1802  near Shirleysburg PA                    married: Eve Ow

Died: 10-26-1883  Three Springs PA             obit: [7/17/1804 – 12/31/1882]

 

1856    ordained local deacon, page 7

 

Interment: Three Springs Cemetery, Three Springs PA

Obit:

 

Note: Benedict Stevens is the nephew of David Stevens (1759-1825) of the Baltimore Conference, the father of William Henry Stevens, and the grandfather of Emory Miller Stevens.  He served as a local preacher.  The Stevens file in the conference archives comments on the relationships among almost a score of Stevens-related Methodist pastors.  Mrs. Stevens is the daughter of Harmonius Ow (1778-1861), of the early United Brethren Church.



 

STEVENS, BENJAMIN FLETCHER 

 

Born: 3-31-1831  Bedford County PA                       married: Harriet Griffin Rhodes

Died: 5-15-1911  Harrisburg PA                                obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1912, 131

 

1855    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

1857    ordained deacon

1859    ordained elder

 

Interment: Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1912, 125

 

1855-57           Frostburg

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Westernport

1858-60           Rainsburg

1860-62           Greencastle

1862-63           Sunbury

1863-65           White Haven

1865-67           Ashland

1867-68           Jersey Shore

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-70           Jersey Shore

1870-73           Northumberland

1873-75           Williamsport Third Street

1875-77           Clearfield

1877-78           Danville Trinity

1878-81           Mifflinburg

1881-83           Stewartstown

1883-86           Duncannon

1886-89           Mechanicsburg

1889-91           Harrisburg Thirteenth Street

1891-98           on leave

1898                retired

 

Note: B.F. Stevens is a brother to Isaac C. Stevens, and an uncle to George Washington Stevens.  He is the namesake of Harrisburg Stevens Memorial Church [formerly Thirteenth Street, and later Stevens Emmanual (Hispanic)].  An obituary also appears in the 9/7/1911 New York Christian Advocate, page 1227.  The Stevens file in the conference archives comments on the relationships among almost a score of Stevens-related Methodist pastors.  Mrs. Stevens is the daughter of John Rhodes (1783-1843) of the Baltimore Conference.



 

STEVENS, EMORY MILLER

 

Born: 11-29-1858  near Cumberland MD                   married: Julia Kohler Leader

Died: 9-5-1937  Bedford PA                                      obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1932, 183

 

1882    admitted on trial, recommended by Williamsport Mulberry Street

 

Interment: Three Springs Cemetery, Three Springs PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1938, 223

 

1882-84           Loyalsock

1884-86           Hughesville

1886-89           Emporium

1889-91           Jersey Shore First

1891-95           Harrisburg Thirteenth Street

1895-96           Bellwood

1896-00           Bedford

1901-02           superintendent, Juniata District

1902-07           Williamsport Pine Street

1907-09           superintendent, Harrisburg District

1909-15           superintendent, Williamsport District.

1915-19           superintendent, Juniata District

1919-24           superintendent, Altoona District

1924-27           Mifflinburg

1927                retired

 

Note: Emory M. Stevens is the son of William Henry Stevens and the grandson of Benedict T. Stevens.  He is listed in the 1916 Who’s Who In American Methodism.  The Stevens file in the conference archives comments on the relationships among almost a score of Stevens-related Methodist pastors and includes a transcription of a manuscript by Emory M. Stevens about his boyhood and his father. 

 


 

STEVENS, GEORGE WASHINGTON

 

Born: 3-4-1857  Fulton County PA                            married: Clara Frances Ramsey

Died: 6-30-1906  Harrisburg PA                                obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1941, 224

 

1881    admitted on trial, recommended by Williamsport Pine Street

1882    ordained elder, recommended by Kedron

           

Interment: Paxtang Cemetery, Harrisburg

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1907, 113

 

1881-82           Kedron

1882-84           York Princess Street [relocated in 1898 to become York Epworth, merged in 1921 to form present York Calvary UMC]

1884-85           Buckhorn

1885-87           Selinsgrove

1887-90           Danville Trinity

1890-95           Harrisburg Fifth Street

1895-98           Williamsport Mulberry Street

1898-03           Lewistown

1903-06           superintendent, Harrisburg District

 

Note: George W. Stevens is a nephew of B.F. Stevens and Isaac C. Stevens, and a second cousin of William H. Stevens and James F. Glass.  The Stevens file in the conference archives comments on the relationships among almost a score of Stevens-related Methodist pastors.
 


 

STEVENS, ISAAC COLLINS                                

 

Born: 2-15-1833  Fulton County PA              married

Died: 11-29-1869 Jersey Shore PA                            obit:

 

1857    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Jersey Shore PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1870, 61

           

1857-58           York Springs circuit

1858-59           New Bloomfield circuit

1858-60           Newport circuit

1860-61           Shippensburg circuit

1861-62           Mt. Holly Springs

1862-63           Mount Vernon station

1862-64           East Baltimore Station

1864-66           Hanover Station

1866-68           on leave

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           on leave

 

Note: I. Collins Stevens is a brother to B.F. Stevens and an uncle to George Washington Stevens.  He was the first pastor to die as a member of the Central Pennsylvania Conference.  The Stevens file in the conference archives comments on the relationships among almost a score of Stevens-related Methodist pastors.
 


 

STEVENS, JOHN M.

 

Born: 7-4-1890  Frankford DE                                   married: Gladys V. Seylar

Died: 1-18-1977  Philadelphia PA                              obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1993, 476

 

1914    license, recommended by Carlisle Allison

1917    ordained deacon, New England Conference

1921    ordained elder

1919    admitted on trial, New England Conference

 

Interment: Mercersburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1977, 264

 

1914-16           Fort Loudon

1917-19           student, Boston University in Boston MA

                             1917-18  Oneco CT, New England Conference

                             1918-20  Cambridge Trinity, New England Conference

1919                admitted on trial, New England Conference

1919-20           Cambridge Trinity

1920                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1920-21           McConnellsburg

1921-24           Snow Shoe

1924-25           Danville Trinity

1925-27           Freeland

1927-28           Petersburg

1928-31           Hastings

1931-34           Gordon

1934-40           Reedsville

1940-43           Muncy

1943-45           Williamsport High Street

1945-48           Altoona Fifth-Eighth Street

1948-53           St. Mary’s

1953-55           Shippensburg

1955-57           Fort Loudon

1957                retired

                             1957-62  Hibernia



 

STEVENS, WILLIAM H.

 

Born: 10-30-1848  near Hustontown PA                    married: Hattie Ellis Cummins

Died: 7-30-1929  Camp Hill PA                                 obit: [d. 3/1/1893]

                                                                                    married2: Dora Campbell

1875     admitted on trial                                            obit2: 1926, 348

 

Interment: Camp Hill PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1930, 187

 

1875                transfer to South Kansas Conference

1875-84           [Kansas]

1884                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1884-87           Wolfsburg

1887-90           Port Royal

1890-95           Orbisonia

1895-96           New Bloomfield

1896-01           Altoona Juniata

                             1900-01  Juniata Gap

1901-04           Duncannon

1904-07           Harrisburg Epworth

1907-08           Mechanicsburg

1908-14           Wrightsville

1914-18           Duncansville

1918-20           Gordon

1920                retired

 

Note: William H. Stevens is a brother to Scott F. Stevens (1855-1941) of the Southwest Missouri Conference, and a first cousin once removed to B.F. Stevens and Isaac Stevens.  The Stevens file in the conference archives comments on the relationships among almost a score of Stevens-related Methodist pastors. An obituary also appears in the 8/15/1929 Christian Advocate, page 1008.
 


 

STEVENS, WILLIAM HENRY

 

Born: 12-12-1831  near Shirleysburg PA                    married: Margaretta Sheffler

Died: 6-10-1901  Shelby IA                                       obit:1895, 87

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Hugh Linn

1855    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference        obit2:

 

Interment: Three Springs Cemetery, Three Springs PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1902, 124

 

1855-56           Schellsburg

1856-57           Bedford circuit

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Bedford circuit

1858-60           Pleasant Grove

1860-61           Schellsburg

1861-62           Bald Eagle – Port Matilda

1862-65           chaplain, 148th Pennsylvania Volunteers

1865-67           Emporium

1867-68           on leave

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-70           on leave

                            1868-69  Shirleysburg

1870-73           Shade Gap

1873-76           Saxton

1876-91           on leave

1891                retired

                        state representative

 

Note: Some sources give his fill name as William Henry Emory Stevens.  He is the son of Benedict T. Stevens and the father of Emory M. Stevens.  An obituary also appears in the 9/12/1901 Christian Advocate.  A biographical sketch is given in Armstrong’s The Old Baltimore Conference, page 466.  The Stevens file in the conference archives comments on the relationships among almost a score of Stevens-related Methodist pastors and includes a transcription of a manuscript by Emory M. Stevens about his boyhood and his father.  The second Mrs. Stevens is the widow of Hugh Linn (1832-1894) of the Des Moines Conference.



 

STEVENSON, GEORGE

 

Born: 9-20-1810                                                          married: Tarresse G. _____

Died: 7-8-1893                                                            obit: [d. 8/27/1849]

                                                                                    married2: Sarah Watts

1841    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference        obit2: [b. 1820]

 

Obit: Baltimore Conference ME South 1894, 37

 

1841-42           Clearfield

1842-43           Warrior’s Mark

1843-44           Bedford

1844-45           Allegany

1845-47           Trough Creek

1847-49           Concord

1849-50           Mifflin

1850-52           Williamsburg

1851-53           Hancock

1853-55           Berkley

1855-56           Hampstead

1856-57           Newport

1857                charter member of the East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Newport

1858-60           Lewistown

1860-62           Greencastle

1861-62           Gettysburg

1862-64           Frederick

1864                retired

1866                withdrew to join M.E. South

 

Note: The first Mrs. Stevenson is buried in the Breezewood Methodist Cemetery.  The second Mrs. Stevenson is the daughter of James Watts (1782-1856) of the Baltimore Conference.


 

STEVENSON, JOHN W.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1961-64           Bedford Valley

 

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



 

STEVENSON, WILLIAM JAMES

 

Born: 6-10-1839  Philadelphia PA                              married: Harriet Baer

Died: 12-6-1895  Philadelphia PA                              obit: Philadelphia Conference 1903, 97

 

1859    admitted on trial, Philadelphia Conference

 

Interment: Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore MD

Obit: Philadelphia Conference 1896, 95

 

1859-61           Doylestown

1861-63           Philadelphia Thirty-Eighth Street

1863-66           Wilmington St. Paul’s

1866-69           Wilmington Grace

1868-71           Philadelphia Spring Garden Street.

1871-73           Harrisburg Grace

1874                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1878                transfer to Troy Conference

1878-82           [Troy Conference]

1882-83           Harrisburg Grace, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1883                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference by boundary change

1883-85           Harrisburg Grace

1885                transfer to Philadelphia Conference

                        Reading PA

                        Philadelphia Christ

 

Note: A biographical sketch of William J. Stevenson is given in Simpson’s 1881 Cyclopedia of Methodism.  Mrs. Stevenson is the daughter of John Baer (1794-1878) of the Baltimore Conference.



 

STEWART, E. VAUGHN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1954-56           Trout Run (beginning 6/1/54)

 

Note:  E. Vaughn Stewart served as a local pastor.
 


 

STEWART, EPHRAIM C.

 

Born: 1-17-1833                                                          married:

Died: 3-8-1873                                                            obit:

 

1872    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1874, 64

 

1871-72           Granville 

1872-73           Saxton circuit

 

Note:  Ephraim C. Stewart is the son of  Mr. Thomas Stewart and Elizabeth Rice. Which information is not given in his obituary.  Raised near Port Royal, he practiced law in Mifflintown and taught school in Cassville before entering the ministry.  Other sources give the birth date as 1-27-1833.


 



STEWART, OLIVER M.

 

Born: 5-5-1839                                                            married:

Died: 3-7-1915  Kansas City                                      obit:

 

1864    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference: recommended by Saxton circuit

 

Interment:

Obit: St. Louis Conference 1915, 413

 

1864-65           Saxton

1865-67           Manor Hill

1867-68           Greencastle

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           Greencastle

1869                transfer to St. Louis Conference

                        Springfield MO Grace



 

 

STEWART, WALTER V.

 

Born: 8-2-1887  Wells Tannery PA                            married: Eva L. Myers

Died: 5-9-1916                                                            obit:

 

1912    admitted on trial, Philadelphia Conference

1914    ordained deacon, Philadelphia Conference

1916    ordained elder, Philadelphia Conference

 

Interment: Northwood Cemetery, Philadelphia PA

Obit: Philadelphia Conference 1917, 155

 

1908-09           Shirleysburg

1909-11           Concord

1911                “transfer” to Philadelphia Conference

1911-14           Lawndale

1914-16           Philadelphia Mount Carmel



 

STILES, DARWIN FRANKLIN

 

Born: 10-31-1858                                                        married: Phoebe Robson

Died: 4-24-1927                                                          obit:

 

1884  admitted on trial, recommended by Rohrsburg circuit

 

Interment:

Obit: Missouri Conference 1927, 408

 

1883-85           Rohrsburg

1885-87           West Shamokin

1887-89           on leave

1889                transfer to St. Louis Conference



 

STINE, JOHN

 

Born: 8-12-1813  Leestown VA                                 married: Sarah Riegel

Died: 5-5-1898  Chicago IL               obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1902, 135

 

1836    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Mechanicsburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1899, 82

 

1836-37           Moorefield VA

1837-38           Lewisburg VA

1838-39           Lexington VA

1839-40           Warrior’s Mark

1840-41           Deerfield VA

1841-42           RockinghamVA.

1842-43           Baltimore Fayette Street

1843-44           Carlisle

1844-45           York Springs

1845-46           Shrewsbury

1846-47           Lock Haven

1847-48           Clearfield

1848-50           Muncy

1850-52           Sunbury

1852-54           Milton

1854-56           Williamsport

1856-57           Carlisle

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-59           York

1859-61           Duncannon

1861-63           Mifflintown

1863-65           Tyrone

1865-67           Mechanicsburg

1867-68           Williamsburg

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-71           Williamsburg

1871-73           Selinsgrove

1873-75           Mifflinville

1875-77           Conyngham

1877-78           on leave

1878-79           Mt. Pleasant

1879-82           on leave

1882-84           Howard

1884-88           on leave

1888                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch for John Stine is given in Armstrong’s History of the Old Baltimore Conference, page 467.

 



STINE, ROBERT HENDERSON

 

Born: 12-25-1849  Buffalo Run PA                           married: Mary Catherine Sellers

Died: 5-10-1934  Williamsport PA                             obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1922, 138

 

1886    admitted on trial, recommended by Alum Bank circuit

 

Interment: Gray’s Cemetery, Half Moon Valley PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1935, 220

 

1884-85           Decatur

1885-85           Wagner [Vira]

1885-88           Alum Bank

1888-93           New Bloomfield

1893-98           Cassville

1898-01           Fairview

1901-05           Muncy

1905-09           Huntingdon Second

1909-13           Jersey Shore First

1913-18           Catawissa

1918-22           Burnham

1922-26           Williamsport Market Street

1926                retired



 

STINER, FRED CLIFFORD

 

Born: 6-29-1915 Berwick PA             married: Dorothy Shelhamer

Died: 8-12-1964 Milton PA                                        obit:

 

1946    admitted on trial, recommended by Orangeville

1946    ordained deacon

1948    ordained elder

 

Interment: Ebenezer Cemetery, Berwick PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1965, 360

 

1941-44           Muncy Valley Parish (beginning 9/1/41)

1944-46           Orangeville (ending 12/1/46)

1946-48           Kulpmont (beginning 12/1/46)

1948-55           Williamsport Faxon-Kenmar

1955-62           Hanover

1962-64           Milton



 

STOCKING, MARVIN SIDNEY

 

Born: 11-10-1874  CT                                                 married: Elizabeth Pearl Cranston

Died: 1-23-1951                                                          obit: New England Southern 1957, 177

 

1900    admitted on trial, St. John’s River Conference [FL]

 

Interment:

Obit: New England Southern Conference 1951, 692

 

1896-99           Everett circuit

1900-               Miami

 



STOKELY, NEHEMIAH

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1884-85           Leidy

 

Note: Nehemiah Stokely later affiliated with the “Messiah Adventists” in Elk and Cameron counties.



 

STONE, ARZA OZIEL

 

Born: 11-?-1847  NY                                                  married: Gertrude Anna Battin

Died:                                                                           obit: [7/4/1856 – c1925]

 

1871    license, Erie Conference

1875    ordained deacon, Erie Conference

1876    admitted on trial, Erie Conference

1880    ordained elder, Erie Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1876-77           Enterprise

1877-78           Fagundus & East Hickory

1878-80           Tionesta & East Hickory

1880-81           Monterey

1881-83           Clintonville

1883-84           on leave

1884-85           Greenwood

1885-87           New Wilmington

1887-89           Sharpsville

1889-92           Salamanca

1892-93           Espyville

1893-96           Spartansburg

1896-98           on leave

1898-00           agent, Anti Saloon League

1900-02           Sheakleyville

1902-04           West Middlesex

1904-06           Volant

1906-11           on leave

                             1908-10  Marysville, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1911-15           agent, Anti Saloon League

1915                retired

                             1920-23  Greencastle (started in middle of first year)

1923                located at own request

 

Note: A.O. Stone is a brother to Martin Veranus Stone (1845-1939) of the Erie Conference.  He was a schoolteacher before he entered the ministry and was justice opf the peace in Cattaraugus County NY 1870-71.  The 1910 census places him in New Cumberland.



 

STONE, DARRELL F.

 

Born: 5-27-1911                                                          married:

Died: 6-24-1989                                                          obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1929-33           student, Dickinson College

                             1929-31  Greencastle & Newville

                             1931       York Springs (Mar to Jun)

                             1931-33  Greencastle & Newville (fall 1931 to summer 1933)

                        Linglestown First Church of God     

 

Note:  Darrell F. Stone is a non-graduate of Dickinson, class of 1933.  He became a pastor in the Church of God.



 

STONE, LEWIS STODDARD SR

 

Born: 6-3-1896  Chicago IL                                       married: Florence I. Bidelspacker

Died: 3-30-1984                                                          obit:

 

1954    license, recommended by Faxon-Kenmar

1961    ordained deacon

1963    ordained elder

 

Interment: Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1984, 384

 

1954-57           Salladasburg (beginning 9/15/54)

1957-58           (no assignment)

1958-59           assistant, Ralston circuit

1959-60           McElhatten

1960-61           (no assignment)

1961-62           Picture Rocks (ending 12/1/62)

1962-63           Talmar circuit (beginning 12/1/62)

1963-66           East Smithfield

1966                retired

                             1971  Pennsdale (Jul-Aug)

                             1972  Picture Rocks (Feb-Jul)

 

Note: Lewis S. Stone is the son of James Sumner Stone (1856-1938) of the New York Conference.  Lewis S. Stone served as a local pastor.
 


 

STONE, THOMAS MILFORD

 

Born: 2-8-1887  Huntingdon County PA                   married: Ruth H. Krieger

Died: 8-22-1965  Bloomsburg PA                              obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1979, 349

 

1919     admitted on trial

 

Interment: Elan Memorial Park, Bloomsburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1966, 337

 

1915-16           Williamsburg

1916-18           Littlestown

1918-20           Summit Hill

1920-23           Harrisburg Riverside

1923-28           Reedsville-Milroy

1928-33           Shippensburg

1933-37           Jersey Shore

1937-41           Bellwood

1941-47           Montoursville

1947-52           Shickshinny

1952-57           Danville St. Paul’s

1957                retired

                             1959-62  Gordon 

 

Note: Thomas M. Stone is a brother to Elsie Mae Stone Shaffner, wife of L. Earl Shaffner.  Mrs. Stone is a graduate of the Lucy Webb Hayes Training School and served as a deaconess in the Baltimore Conference 1918-20.



 

STONG, HARRY TITZEL

 

Born: 6-15-1886  Waterloo PA                                   married: Eunice Hutton

Died: 8-16-1961                                                          obit: Montana Conference 1962, 276

 

1912  admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit: Montana Conference 1962, 376

 

1912-13           Emporium Cir.

1913-15           Sandy Ridge

1915-17           student, Drew Theologigal Seminary in Madison NJ

1917-18           Altoona Fifty-Eighth Street

1918-19           chaplain, US Army

1919                transfer to North Montana Conference

1919-23           Choteau

1923-               Belt



 

STONGE, FOREST ROCKWOOD

 

Born: 4-20-1915                                                          married: Doris J. Berry

Died: 9-3-2000                                                            obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1994, 497

 

1941    license, recommended by Montgomery

1950    admitted on trial

1950    ordained deacon

1952    ordained elder

 

Interment: Stormstown PA

Obit: [2001, 355]

 

1941-42           Cogan Valley 

1952-45           Waterville

1945-47           Half Moon

1947-49           Hustontown

1949-50           Port Matilda

1950-54           York Duke Street

1954-55           Shamokin Chestnut Street

1955-59           Mifflintown

1959-64           Williamsport Grace

1964-69           Mount Carmel

1969-73           Airville

1973-76           Harrisburg Fifth Street

1976-77           Young’s

1977-83           Jersey Shore First

1983                retired

 

 Note: This name is also rendered FORREST R. Stonge.



 

STOUDT, JOSEPH RONALD

 

Born: 3-29-1901  Tamaqua PA                                   married: Almeya Stettler

Died: 12-17-1976  Sunbury PA                                  obit:

 

1923    license, recommended by Selinsgrove

1927    admitted on trial, recommended by Clearfield circuit

1930    ordained local deacon

 

Interment: West Side Cemetery, Shamokin Dam PA

Obit: (see biographical files)

 

1924-25           Karthaus (last part of year; see 1925, 88)

1925-26           Laurelton

1926-27           Clearfield circuit

1927-30           New Oxford

1930-31           Town Hill

1931                discontinued, return to supply pastor

1931-32           Wolfsburg (ending circa October 1932; see 1933,76)

1932-33           Friends Cove, Reformed Church (beginning October 1932)

1933                ordained in the Reformed [UCC] Church

1933-40           Friends Cove              

1940-56           Mifflinburg St. John’s

1956-70           Shenandoah Trinity

1970                retired

                             1970-72  Shenandoah Trinity

                       

Note: Joseph R. Stoudt is the father of Rev. John B. Stoudt and the grandfather of Rev. Robert S. Stoudt, both of the Reformed [UCC] Church.



 

STOVER, DONALD  NEVIN

 

Born: 4-12-1938  Lock Haven PA                  married: Joan Louise Saxion [8/28/1960]

Died: 2-5-1997  FL                                         obit:

                                                                        married2: Mrs. Jane Keplinger Losh

1960    license, recommended by Bellefonte      obit2:

1966    admitted on trial

1966    ordained deacon

1969    ordained elder

 

Interment: Camp Hill PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1997, 391

 

1964-65           student, Lycoming College

                             1964-65  Waterville

1965-69           student, Crozier Theological Seminary in Chester PA

                             1965-69  Bay View MD

1969-74           Barnitz

1974-77           Mifflintown

1977-86           Wormleysburg

1986-88           Penbrook Grace

1988-95           Dover Bethany

1995-97           Williamsport Faxon-Kenmar

 



STRAIN, HUGH

 

Born: Ireland                                                               married: Verdie S. Williams

Died: 7-26-1920 Littlestown                                      obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1951, 206

 

1892    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Beach Haven Cemetery, Beach Haven PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1921, 137

 

1892-93           Shawmut

1893-94           Morrisdale

1894-96           Warriors Mark

1896-98           Mahaffey

1898-00           Glen Hope

1900-01           Williamsburg

1902-02           Dudley

1902-05           Cassville

1905-06           Port Royal

1906-07           North Bend-Hyner

1905-09           Lumber City

1909-10           retired

1910-11           Bakerton

1911-12           Half Moon

1912-13           Town Hill

1913-15           Beach Haven

1915-18           Austin-Costello

1918                transfer to Wilmington Conference

1918                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1918-20           Hustontown

1920                Littlestown

 

Note: Hugh Strain is the father of Samuel W. Strain.



STRAIN, SAMUEL WILLIAMS

 

Born: 6-25-1893  Morrisdale PA                                married: Dorothy Eleanore Beattie

Died: 4-6-1979                                                            obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1996, 428

 

1920    license, recommended by Littlestown

1921    admitted on trial

1925    ordained deacon

1927    ordained elder

 

Interment: Alto Reste Cemetery, Altoona PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1979, 338

 

1920-23           Littlestown 

1923-25           Fayetteville

1925-28           Weatherly

1928-30           Hughesville

1930-34           Tyrone Columbia Avenue

1934-41           Milton

1941-43           Huntingdon First

1943-47           Bloomsburg (beginning 11/15/43)

1947-53           superintendent, Epworth Manor

1953-54           Mount Carmel (beginning 2/1/53)

1954-59           Berwick First (beginning 9/15/54)

1959                retired

                             1960-64  Fairbrook 

                             1967-68  Cove Forge

 

  Note: Samuel W. Strain is the son of Hugh Strain.



 

STRAUB, HENRY ALBERT

 

Born: 3-10-1868  Snydertown PA                             married: Jennie Patterson

Died: 11-28-1923  Williamsport PA                           obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1960, 252

 

1889    admitted on trial, recommended by Rohrsburg charge

 

Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada OH

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1924, 146

 

1887-91           Rohrsburg (moved to Orangeville during the 1890-91 conference year)

1891-95           Orangeville

1895-97           York Springs

1897-00           Ramey

1900-01           Wallaceton

1901-04           Harrisburg Epworth

1904-06           Shippensburg

1906-11           Altoona Simpson

1911-13           Shamokin Lincoln Street

1913-14           Huntingdon First

1914-17           Renovo

1917-23           secretary, Lord’s Day Alliance [OH]



 

STRAUSER, EARL

 

Born: 9-15-1914                                                          married:

Died: 5-14-1993                                                          obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1938-39           Vira (ending 8/39)

1939-42           at school

 

Note:  Earl Strauser served as a local pastor.  The birth and death dates have not been verified as applying to this man.



 

STRAWINSKI, PETER  P.

 

Born: 8-12-1854 near Columbia SC                           married: Mary W. Bastress

Died: 5-18-1920 York PA                                          obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1922, 139

 

1876     admitted on trial

 

Interment: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1921, 135

 

1876-77           Shirleysburg

1877-78           Saxton

1878-79           Port Royal

1879-82           Danville Trinity

1882-83           Gettysburg

1883-85           Gettysburg-Rock Creek

1885-88           Stewartstown

1888-91           Newton Hamilton

1891-93           Petersburg

1893-95           Newport

1895-97           Northumberland

1897-00           Schickshinny

1900-02           Williamsport Fourth Street

1902-03           Flemington

1903-05           on leave

1905                retired



 

STRONG, GEORGE W.      

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1904-05           Utahville

1905-06           Blandburg

 

Note: George W. Strong served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.



 

STRUNK, DERWOOD ALDEN JR

 

Born:                                                                           married: Lois Ruth Lehman

Died:                                                                           obit: 2001, 375

 

1967    license, recommended by Altoona Second Avenue

1972    admitted on trial

1972    ordained

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1967-68           Cove Forge (beginning 11/15/67)

1968-71           Trout Run

1971-76           Windsor Grace

1976-84           Williamsport Pine Street

1984-93           Bloomsburg Wesley

1993-96           Harrisburg Colonial Park

1996                retired



 

STUART, WILLIAM J.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

?          admitted on trial, New Jersey Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1884-86           Ellisdale

 

1895                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1895-96           Littleton

1896-97           East Waterford

1897-98           Wolfsburg

1898-99           Pleasant Gap

1899-01           on leave

1901                permitted to withdraw under complaints



 

STUMP, CHARLES LAWRENCE

 

Born: 1-9-1945  Lewistown PA                                 married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1963    quarterly conference license, Mifflintown

1966     admitted on trial

1966    ordained deacon

1968    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1962-65           student, Shippensburg State College

1965-68           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

1968-69           at school

1969-70           associate, Clearfield West Side

1970-71           at school

1971                transfer to United Church of Christ denomination



SUMWALT, CHARLES L. K.

 

Born: c1833  Baltimore MD                                       married: Emily J. Horner

Died: 8-30-1875                                                          obit: [b. 11/13/1837]

 

1860    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference: recommended by Strawbridge station

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1860-62           Gettysburg

1862-63           York Springs

1863-64           without appointment, see page 14

1864                expelled, see page 14

 

Note: Charles L.K. Sumwalt served in the Union Army 1862-64.  Though he was once arrested on the charge of expressing disloyal sentiments for wearing crepe in the button-hole of his coat as a badge of mourning for the late Stonewall Jackson (d. 5/10/1863) of the Confederate Army, this appears not to be the cause for his expulsion from the ministry.



 

SUNDERLAND, ROBERT MARKLEY

 

Born: 4-16-1908  McVeytown PA                             married: Hazel E. Hite

Died: 11-8-1980                                                          obit:

 

1956    license, recommended by Atkinson Mills

1959    ordained deacon

1962    ordained elder

 

Interment: Atkinson Mills Methodist Cemetery, Atkinson Mills PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1981, 345

 

1956                Fairbrook (beginning 6/1/56 and ending 10/31/56)

1956-59           Manor Hill (beginning 11/1/56 and ending 10/31/59)

1959-62           Shade Valley (beginning 11/1/59)

1962-63           Ulysses

1963-64           Monyandon

1964-65           Hunlock Creek

1965-66           Port Royal

1966-67           Littlestown

1967-69           Hopewell (ending 4/14/69)

1969-71           Cassville (beginning 4/15/69 and ending 12/31/71)

1971                retired (beginning 12/31/71)

 

Note: Robert M. Sunderland is an uncle (through his sister Thelma Grace Sunderland Rhodes) to Rev. Charles F. Rhodes, affiliation unknown, and a great-uncle to James M. Sunderland of the United Methodist files.  He served as a local pastor.



 

SUTHERLAND, HARAM E.

 

Born:                                                                           married: 

Died:                                                                           obit: 

 

1873    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1887-88           West Hazleton (beginning 9/87)

 

Note: Haram E. Sutherland served as a local pastor
 


 

SUTTON, RONALD EUGENE

 

Born: 6-20-1935  Harrisburg PA                                married: Patricia Blake

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1954    license, recommended by Camp Hill

1959    admitted on trial

1959    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1959-61           student, Drew University School of Theology in Madison NJ

1961-63           Jersey Shore Epworth (ending 2/1/63)

1963-64           director, Youth Work (beginning 2/1/63)

1964-67           on leave

1967                voluntary location

                        faculty, American University



 

SWALLOW, SILAS COMFORT

 

Born: 3-3-1839  near Wilkes Barre PA                       married: Rebecca Louis Robins

Died: 8-13-1930  Harrisburg PA                                obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1938, 231

 

1863  admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Paxtang Cemetery, Harrisburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1931, 178

 

1863-64           Milton circuit

1864-66           Berwick

1866-68           Catawissa

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-71           Newberry

1871-73           Williamsport Third Street

1873-75           Milton

1875-77           Altoona Eighth Avenue

1877-81           superintendent, Altoona District

1881-84           York First

1884-86           Williamsport Grace

1886-87           agent, Dickinson College

1887-92           Harrisburg Ridge Avenue

1892-02           superintendent, Harrisburg Book Room

1902-03           no appointment

1903-08           on leave

1908                retired

 

Note: Silas C. Swallow is the nephew of Miner Swallow (1815-1898) of the Wyoming Conference.  He was the 1904 Prohibition Party candidate for president of the United States.  His autobiography “Three Score and Ten” is on file in the conference archives.  An obituary also appears in the 8/28/1930 New York Christian Advocate, page 1056.  A biographical sketch is given in the 1974 Encyclopedia of World Methodism, page 2289.

 


 

SWANGER, JOHN PHILLIP

 

Born: 2-15-1836  Mifflin County PA                         married: Harriet H. Housel

Died: 6-29-1867  Baltimore MD                                obit: [1/23/1840 – 12/23/1863]

 

1859    admitted on trial,  East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: East Baltimore Conference 1868, 48

 

1859-60           Orangeville

1860-61           Sunbury

1861-63           Hanover

1863-64           Great Island

1884-85           Lycoming

1865-67           Bellefonte

1867                Baltimore Greenmount Avenue




SWANK, CHARLES ROBERT

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1968    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1963-65           Talmar circuit 

1965-67           Audenreid

1967-70           Littlestown

1970                discontinued, page 96



 

SWANK, EDWIN H.

 

Born: 1876  Somerset County PA                              married: Eliza Jane Heefner [11/12/1912]

Died: 12-20-1951  Huntingdon County PA               obit: [11/12/1886 – 8/24/1973]

 

1914    license

 

Interment: Mount Union Cemetery, Mount Union PA

Obit: [1952, 72]

 

                        known service in the Pittsburgh Conference of the Evangelical Association

1896-97           Lickingville

1902-03           Indiana

1903-04           Mowrytown

1904-06           Berkeley Springs

 

                        known service in the Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1906-07           Johnstown circuit

 

                        known service in the Allegheny Conference of the United Brethren Church

1909-10           Houserville

1910-12           Hustontown

1912-13           Waukesha

 

1914-15           Burnt Cabins

1915-19           Alum Bank

1919-22           Ennisville

1922-24           New Millport

1924-25           Karthaus

 

Note:  While Edwin H. Swank was a member of conference in the Evangelical Association and United Brethren Church, in the Methodist Church he served as a local pastor.
 


 

SWANK, ROBERT F.

 

Born: 2-13-1911  Sunbury PA                                    married: Althea Rice

Died: 4-26-1969                                                          obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1989, 479

 

1966  admitted on trial

 

Interment: Bloomsburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1969, 312

 

1964-65           associate, Snydertown

1965-69           Weatherly (ending 2/1/69)

1969-69           Montgomery (beginning 2/1/69)



 

SWANK, WARREN AMOS

 

Born: 12-24-1920  Sunbury PA                                  married: Romaine K. _____

Died: 10-5-1998                                                          obit: [2004, 357]

 

1942    license, recommended by Sunbury St. John’s

1946    ordained deacon

1947    admitted on trial

1948    ordained elder

 

Interment: York PA

Obit: [1999, 423]

 

1942-44           student, Bucknell University

                             1942-44  Montandon 

1944-47           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

                             1944-45  Town Hill

                             1945-47  White Haven 

1947-51           Bakerton

1951-54           James Creek

1954-62           York Ridge Avenue

1962-66           Altoona Grace

1966-68           Williamsport Third Street

1968-76           Harrisburg Christ

1978-80           Reedsville

1980-86           Fairmount

1986                retired

 

Note: Warren A. Swank is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1280.  The dates for Mrs. Swank, not given in the journal obituary, are 5/31/1917 – 12/7/2003.



 

SWARTZ, EMORY T.

 

Born: 6-26-1836  Columbia PA                                  married: Rebecca Yocum.

Died: 7-6-1911  Scranton PA                                     obit: [d. 1865]

                                                                                    married2: Anna M. Clark

1861     admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference           obit2: 1924, 151

 

Interment: Hazleton Cemetery, Hazleton PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1912, 127

 

1861-62           Catawissa

1862-63           Bloomingdale

1863-64           Sunbury circuit

1864-65           Catawissa

1865-66           Beaver Meadow

1866-67           York Duke Street

1867-68           Hazleton

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           Hazleton

1869-70           Mount Carmel

1870-73           JeanesvilleAudenreid

1873-74           Hyner’s Run

1874-76           White Haven

1876-79           Selinsgrove

1879-81           West Fairview – Marysville

1881-83           Northumberland

1883-86           Weatherly

1886-89           Jersey Shore

1889-93           Hollidaysburg

1893-95           Altoona Simpson

1895-98           Muncy

1898-01           Mount Holly Springs

1901-04           Freeland

1904-07           Riverside

1907                retired

 



SWARTZ, MORRIS EMORY

 

Born: 2-7-1868  Pine Grove Mills PA                        married: Carrie Myrtle Bashore

Died: 4-9-1944  York PA                                           obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1951, 207

 

1892    admitted on trial

           

Interment: Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Enola PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1944, 225

 

1892-94           West Fairview-Marysville

1894-98           Hopewell

1898-04           Shippensburg

1904-06           Patton

1906-11           Clearfield Trinity

1911-17           York First

1917-19           superintendent, Harrisburg District.

1919-25           secretary, Washington Episcopal Area

1925-27           editor, Washington Christian Advocate

1927-31           superintendent, Sunbury District

1931-33           superintendent, Harrisburg District

1933-39           Williamsport Newberry

1939                retired



 

SWARTZ, WILLIAM R.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1904-05           Duncannon

 

Note: William R. Swartz served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.



 

SWAYNE, GEORGE H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1919                pastor in the Church of the Brethren

1921-23           Burnt Cabins

1927                Neelyton

 

Note: George H. Swayne served as a local pastor, mostly in Huntingdon County.  This surname is also rendered SWAINE.



 

SWEET, BURTT E.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Marilyn _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1948-49           student, Lycoming College

    1948-49  Wallis Run          

 

Note: Burtt E. Sweet served as a supply preacher.  He later became ordained in the Wyoming Conference.



 

SWITZER, CLAIR JONES

 

Born: 6-26-1886  near Warriors Mark PA                  married: Elizabeth Waring

Died: 8-30-1964 Williamsport PA                              obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1967, 317

 

1918    admitted on trial

1920    ordained deacon

1922    ordained elder

 

Interment: East Lawn Cemetery, Tyrone PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1965, 362


1909-10           Allegheny (beginning 9/1909: see 1910, 68)

1918-19           Altoona Broad Avenue

1919-21           Clearfield

1921-26           Bakerton

1926-31           Watsontown

1931-33           Avis

1933-36           Jersey Shore Epworth

1936-38           Shippensburg

1938-39           Altoona Broad Avenue

1939-43           Barnesboro

1943-46           Williamsport Market Street

1946-52           faculty, [Dickinson Junior College] Lycoming College

                             1946-52  Oriole-Antes Fort

1952                retired

                             1954-55  Howard 

                             1955-57  McElhattan-Pine

                             1958-59  New  Millport

                             1962-64  Waterville



 

SWITZER, THOMAS H.

 

Born: 8-19-1818  Baltimore MD                                married: Mary Shriver

Died: 3-24-1878  Philipsburg  PA                               obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1907, 120

 

1841    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Philipsburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1880, 66

 

1841-42           Carlisle circuit

1842-43           Westminster

1843-44           East Harford

1844-45           Boonsboro

1845-46           Gettysburg

1846-47           Baltimore City Sailor’s Bethel

1947-49           Allegany

1849-51           Frostburg

1851-53           York Springs

1853-55           Muncy

1855-57           Bloomingdale

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-59           Luzerne

1859-61           Warrior’s Mark

1861-63           Bellefonte circuit

1863-65           Philipsburg

1865-78           on leave

                             1868-70  Philipsburg circuit

                             1870-71  Grahamton

                             1871-73  Philipsburg

                             1873-75  Osceola

                             1875-76  East Tyrone

                             1876-78  Grahamton

1878                retired

 

Note: An obituary for Thomas H. Switzer also appears in the April 1879 The Conference News, page 4.  A biographical sketch is given in Armstrong’s The Old Baltimore Conference, page 469.



 

SWOPE, HORATIO G.

 

Born: Trough Creek Valley PA                                  married: Myrtle Downs

Died: 8-11-1951  Harrisburg PA                                obit: [11/10/1886 – 12/20/1978]

 

1909    license, Illinois Conference

1910    admitted on trial, Illinois Conference

1912    ordained deacon, Illinois Conference

1914    ordained elder, Illinois Conference

 

Interment: East Side Mausoleum, Harrisburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1952, 205

 

1909-10           Quincy Grace

1910-11           student, Illinois Wesleyan in Bloomington IL

                             1910-11  Rutland

1911-12           Manchester

1912-13           Bluff Springs

1913-14           Elwin

1914-15           Stewardson

1915-17           Charleston circuit

1917                transfer to Ohio Conference

1917-18           Commercial Point

1918-26           Ohio [West Ohio] Conference

1926-28           Port Royal, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1927                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1928-29           on leave

1929-31           Harrisburg Riverside

1931-44           on leave

                             1934-35  Vira

                             1935-36  Blain

1944                retired

 

Note: Following the death of Horatio G. Swope, Mrs. Swope married a Mr. Howard W. Meyer.



 

SWOPE, W.G.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1926-27           Shrewsbury (beginning10/1/1926)

 

Note: W.G. Swope was a member of the North East Ohio Conference.  See 1927, 440.



 

SWOPE, WILLIAM H.

 

Born: 9-22-1883  Highland PA                                  married: Edith F. Russell

Died: 11-28-1963                                                        obit:

 

1917    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Freeland PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1964, 235

 

1915-16           Waterville, Central Pennsylvania Conference

1916-17           Plymouth NY, Wyoming Conference

1917-19           McClure Settlement

1919-22           Preston

1922-23           Middlefield

1923-25           Westford

1925-27           Fly Creek

1927-28           East Worcester

1928-30           Ouaquaga

1930-32           Edmeston

19323-35         Mount Upton

1935-36           Sanitaria Springs

1936-37           Smyrna

1936-37           Mount Upton

1937-38           Davenport

1938-42           Rome – North Orwell

1942-43           Lake Como

1943-48           Hop Bottom

1948-53           Daleville

1953-54           Beach Lake

1954                retired

                             1954-57  Hale Eddy

 

Note: William H. Swope served in the Central Pennsylvania Conference as a local preacher. 



 

SYKES, GEORGE S.

 

Born: 4-25-1842  West Newton PA                           married: Susanna M. _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1867    admitted on trial, Virginia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1866-68           Leesburg

1868-69           Waterford

1869-71           Norfolk

1871                [no record of transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference?]

1871-73           Schellsburg

1873-76           McVeytown

1876-77           Manahawkin, New Jersey Conference

1877                transfer to New Jersey Conference

1877-78           Manahawkin

1878-80           Mays Landing

1880-82           Camden Tabernacle

1882-84           Clayton

1884-85           ?

1885-88           Bridgeton Central

1888-90           Vineland

1890-91           Red Bank Grace

1891-92           ?

1892-93           Beverly

1893-94           Long Branch First (suspended, did not finish the year)

1894                withdrew under complains: 1894, 27            

 

Note: There is 1904 evidence George S. Sykes lived in South Dakota, and owned and operated a boat called the City of Pierre on the Missouri River.  

 


 

SYMONS, EDMUND J.

 

Born: 12-13-1880  Russell Gulch CO             married: Sarah Louisa Andreas

Died: 9-26-1948  Reading PA                                    obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1938, 232

                                                                                    married2: Mary L. Hainly

1909    admitted on trial                                             obit2:

 

Interment: Vine Street Cemetery, Hazleton PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1949, 198

 

1919-12           Excelsior

1912-14           Mifflinville

1914-18           Espy-Lime Ridge

1918-19           Espy-Light Street

1919-21           Elysbug

1921-24           Danville Trinity

1924-30           Shickshinny

1930-31           Ashland

1931-38           Shamokin Chestnut Street

1938-39           Montgomery

1939-45           York Duke Street

1945                retired

 

Note: Edmund J. Symons is the son of Elizabeth Bettens Symons, sister of James H. Bettens.



 

SYPHER, JAMES ALVIN

 

Born: 5-1-1884                                                            married:

Died: 11-9-1962                                                          obit:

 

?          ordained, Northern New York Conference

                                                                                   

Interment:

Obit: Northern New York Conference 1963, 983

 

1904-05           Cameron

                    “transfer” to Northern New York Conference

1910-15           Starksville & Van Hornersville

1915-19           Prospect

1919-23           Willowvale

1923-25           on leave

1925-28           Nicholville

1928-33           Tupper Lake

1933-36           Carthage

1936-42           Frankfort

1942-48           Dogleville & Oppenheim

1948-51           Utica Centenary

1951                retired

 

Note: J. Alvin Sypher is the preferred name