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

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WAGNER, GERALD DAVID

 

Born: 9-18-1934  Altoona PA                                    married: Patricia Kilgus

Died: 9-17-2012  Hughesville PA                              obit:

 

1951    quarterly conference license, Altoona First

1953    license, recommended by Altoona First

1957    admitted on trial

1957    ordained deacon

1960    ordained elder

           

Interment:

Obit: Susquehanna Conference 2013, 273

 

1952-56           student, Lycoming College

                             1954-55  assistant, Lock Haven Parish (6/1/1954 – 9/15/1955)

                             1955-56  Allenwood  (beginning 9/15/55)

1956-57           Allenwood

1957-60           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

                             1957-58  Montandon

                             1958-60  Freeland Parish

1960-62           Patton

1962-68           McConnellsburg

1968-72           Shippensburg Christ

1972-73           sabbatical

1973-81           Avis Yoked Parish

1981-83           Avis

1983-91           associate director, Conference Council on Ministries

1991-96           Juniata Parish

1996                retired

                             2004-08  Picture Rocks Parish

 

Note: Gerald D. Wagner is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1360.
 


 

WAGNER, J. VICTOR L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1912    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1911-13           Buckhorn

1913-16           Riverside

1916-18           Gordon

1918-20           Duncansville

1920-22           Shamokin Chestnut Street

1922-24           Jersey Shore Epworth

1924                withdrew under charges, page 43



 

WAGNER, JOSEPH ABRAHAM

 

Born: 5-30-1893  Williamsburg PA                            married: Irma Irene Hirst

Died: 9-10-1970  Elimsport PA                                  obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1961, 266

                                                                                    married2: Anna Spyker Crissy

1930    license, recommended by Hollidaysburg First    obit2: 1974,442

1937    ordained deacon

1939    ordained elder

 

Interment: Greenwood Cemetery, Altoona PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1971, 368

 

1933-36           Harrisonville

1936-38           Burnt Cabins (ending 8/1938)

1938-42           Cassville (beginning 8/1938)

1942-47           Schellsburg

1947-52           Ramey-Blandburg

1952-57           Saxton

1957-60           Altoona Wesley-Asbury

1960                retired

                             1961-70  Elimsport

 

Note: Joseph A. Wagner served as a local pastor.
 


 

WAGNER, NORMAN RICHARD

 

Born: 8-27-1892  West Moshannon PA                     married: Mildred Viola Derr

Died: 10-9-1989  Tyrone PA                                      obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1997, 394

 

1919    license, recommended by Mount Union First

1922    admitted on trial

1926    ordained deacon

1928    ordained elder

 

Interment: Greenmount Cemetery, York PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1980, 470

 

1923-25           student, Dickinson College

                             1923-25  Boiling Springs

1925-26            student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

1926-27           Jeddo-Lattimer-Milnesville

1927-29           Conyngham

1929-31           Centralia

1931-35           Saxton

1935-36           Lock Haven East Main Street

1936-41           Harrisburg St. Paul’s

1941-43           Altoona Jaggard

1943-45           Petersburg

1945-49           Duncansville

1949-52           Mechanicsburg

1952-58           Shrewsbury

1958                retired



 

WAGNER, ROBERT STANLEY

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1949    admitted on trial

 

1946-47           Harrisonville 

1947-49           Schellsburg  

1949-51           Dudley

1951-53           Mapleton-Mill Creek

1953-55           Duboistown

1955-57           Altoona Lakemont

1957                transfer to North East Ohio Conference

 

Note: Robert S. Wagner is listed in 2003 as a retired member of the East Ohio Conference.

 



WALKER, CHARLES ISAAC

 

Born: 10-27-1970  Valois NY                                    married: Doratha Vertigan

Died: 12-8-1999  Lewisburg PA                                obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1983, 416

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Marjorie Grace Batts Burket

1938    license, recommended by Jamesville NY       obit2:

1940    admitted on trial, Central New York Conference

1941    ordained deacon, Central New York Conference

1944    ordained elder, Central New York Conference

 

Interment: Weedsport-Brutus Rural Cemetery, Weedsport NY

Obit: 2000, 356

 

1942-45           Rose-Lock Berlin 

1945-50           Peterboro

1950-54           Branchport

1954-62           Weedsport

1962                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1962-74           Troy

1974-77           Bellefonte Trinity

1977-83           Vira

1983                retired

                             1983-89  New Oxford

 

Note: Charles I. Walker is the son of Kendall M. Walker (1873-1951) and the nephew of Charles W. Walker (1869-1904) and Thomas I.B. Walker (1883-1916), all of the Central New York Conference.  His maternal grandfather was Charles D. Smith (c1850-1924) – also of the Central New York Conference, and the pastor of several present Wellsboro District appointments.  The second Mrs. Walker was previously married to Kenneth A. Burket.



 

WALKER, JOHN

 

Born: 12-28-1903  Philadelphia PA                            married:

Died: 6-7-1991                                                            obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1930-32           Concord

1932-34           Fort Loudon

1934-35           Cherry Tree & Glen Campbell

 

Note: John Walker has a file with the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, but he never matriculated in the Central Pennsylvania Conference.  John Walker attended the Reformed Episcopal Seminary in Philadelphia 1927-30.



 

WALKER, MATTHEW NEWKIRK

 

Born: 3-8-1867  Downingtown PA                            married: Nina Mary Torbert

Died: 1-8-1909  Mount Holly Springs PA                  obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1937, 272

 

1896    admitted on trial

1900    ordained elder

 

Interment: Old Hopewell Church Cemetery, Downingtown PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1909, 108

 

1892                Eggleston Heights FL Inskip Memorial (Jan-Apr)

1892-94           student, Williamsport Dickinson Seminary

1894-95           student, Dickinson College

1895-97           Jamestown

1897-98           Benezette

1898-00           Medix

1900-01           Slate Run

1901-04           Watsontown

1904-05           York West Street

1905-09           Mount Holly Springs



 

WALLACE, D.V.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1922-23           Shawville (appointed in midyear1922/23)

 

Note: D.V. Wallace served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.  He is also reported as R.V. Wallace, and an R.V. Wallace served the Sharpsville PA Free Methodist Church 1924-25, and later in other Free Methodist congregations in Pennsylvania and New York.



 

WALLACE, ELTON H.

 

Born: 7-29-1858  Newport PA                                   married: Annie Fleming

Died: 4-24-1918  Gratersford PA                               obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1950, 208

 

1887    admitted on trial, recommended by Port Royal circuit

 

Interment: New Bloomfield Cemetery, New Bloomfield PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1919, 144

 

1887-90           McConnellstown

1890-93           Ray’s Hill

1893-98           Saxton

1898-00           Roaring Spring

1900-06           Montoursville

1906-08           Austin

1908-11           Jeanesville-Audenreid

1911-12           temperance agent

1912-16           on leave

                             1912-13  Jonestown (latter part of year; see 1913, 81)

1916-17           Excelsior

1917                retired



 

WALLACE, WILLIAM CLARENCE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1895    admitted on trial, recommended by Lycoming circuit

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1895-97           Saint Mary’s

1897-98           Hoytville

1898-00           Mill Hall

1900-04           Lumber City

1904-05           New Washington

1905-09           Wallaceton

1909-13           Hastings

1913                withdrew

 

Note: In 1915 a Rev. W.C. Wallace is admitted to the Blairsville PA Presbytery, transferring in 1916 to the Erie PA Presbytery.


 

WALLEY, E.L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1931-32           Vira

 

Note: E.L. Walley served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.



 

WALTERS, ALBERT JUDSON

 

Born: 7-16-1897                                                          married: Nellie Gertrude Stafford

Died: 10-11-1972  Centerville PA                              obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1973, 384

 

1958    license, recommended by Wolfsburg

1960    ordained deacon

1962    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: [1973, 390]

 

1957-58           Wolfsburg

1958-63           Trevorton

1963-66           Hastings-Bakerton

1966-68           Ray’s Hill

1968                retired

                             1968-70  Putneyville

                             1970-71  Coalport-Beaver Valley

                             1971        Union City Wilkins (as needed)

                             1972        Union City Lake Pleasant  (Feb-Oct)

 

Note Albert J. Walters served as a local pastor.

 



WARD, HARRY STEELE

 

Born: 12-23-1890  Mayo MD                                     married: Ruby A. Smith

Died: 10-30-1979  Portland OR                                 obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1942, 214

 

1920    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Mayo Memorial Churchyard, Mayo MD

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1980, 350

 

1916-18           Eagles Mere & Laporte 

1918-20           Austin-Costello 

1920-22           Austin

1922-24           Newton Hamilton

1925-28           Millerstown

1928-31           North Bend-Farwell

1931-37           Benton

1937-40           Gordon

1940-43           South Williamsport

1943-46           Catawissa

1946                retired

 



WARNER, ORVILLE VERNON

 

Born: 4-25-1920  Lemoyne PA                                  married: Betty Alexander

Died: 7-17-1998                                                          obit:

 

1938    license, recommended by Harrisburg Riverside

1945    admitted on trial, New Hampshire Conference

1945    ordained deacon, New Hampshire Conference

1947    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1999, 442

 

1939-43           student, Dickinson College

                             1942-43  Boiling Springs-Hickorytown (ending 9/1/43)

1943-46           student, Boston University School of Theology in Boston MA

                             1944-45  Salem NH

                             1945       admitted on trial, New Hampshire Conference

                             1945-46  Salem NH

1946                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1946-48           York Springs-New Oxford

1948-53           Newport

1953-58           Altoona Fairview

1958-65           Roaring Spring

1965-69           Huntingdon First

1969                superintendent, Sunbury District (ending 12/31/69)

1970-75           superintendent, Chambersburg District (beginning 1/1/70)

1975-84           Camp Hill

1984                retired

 

Note: Orville V. Warner is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1377.



 

WARREN, GEORGE

 

Born: 9-1-1822  Adams County PA                           married: Louisa Bowen

Died: 8-13-1913  Tyrone PA                                      obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1905, 125

 

1850    license, Baltimore Conference

1854    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Greenwood Cemetery, Tyrone PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1914, 119

 

1850-54           supplied appointments under supervision of the superintendent

1854-55           Great Island

1856-57           Bloomsburg

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Bloomsburg

1858-60           Sunbury

1860-62           Milton

1862-64           Penn’s Valley

1864-67           Shrewsbury

1867-69           Birmingham

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-72           Hollidaysburg

1872-74           Jersey Shore

1874-76           Renovo

1876-78           Northumberland

1878-81           Shickshinny

1881-82           Jeanesville-Audenreid

1882-85           Altoona Chestnut Avenue

1885-86           Williamsburg

1886-89           Salona

1889-92           Mifflinburg

1892-95           Milesburg-Unionville

1895-96           Duncansville

1896                retired

 

Note: An for George Warren obituary also appears in the 8/21/1913 Christian Advocate.
 

 


 

WARREN, LAWRENCE EDWIN

 

Born: 10-26-1898                                                        married:

Died: 6-13-1963                                                          obit:

 

1921    admitted on trial, recommended by Shippensburg

1924    ordained deacon

1925    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Southern California-Arizona Conference 1964, 282

 

1921-22           student, Dickinson College

1922-28           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

1928                transfer to Southern California Conference



 

WASHABAUGH, J. EDGAR

 

Born: 6-6-1886  Waynesboro PA                               married: Gertrude Savage

Died: 12-15-1965                                                        obit: Newark Conference 1914, 99

                                                                                    married2: Elizabeth Lehmer Curry

1911    admitted on trial                                             obit2: Newark Conference 1933, 90

1913     ordained elder, Newark Conference              married3: Eleanor Brown

                                                                                    obit3: Northern New Jersey Conference 1966, 181

Interment:

Obit: Northern New Jersey Conference 1966, 179

 

1907-09           student, Dickinson College

                             1907-09  Rehoboth (ending summer 1909)

1909-12            student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

                             1910-12  Staten Island Rosebank

1912                transfer to Newark Conference

1912-16           Rahway First

1916-18           Cranford St. Paul’s

1918-21           Washington

1921-30           Paterson Wesley

1930-32           Morristown

1932-40           superintendent, Newark District

1940-50           manager, Methodist Publishing House

                             1940-42  Summit

1950                retired

 

Note: J. Edgar Washabaugh is listed in the 1952 Who’s Who in Methodism, page 721.
 


 

WASHINGTON, JOSEPH REED JR.

 

Born: 10-30-1930  Iowa City IA                                married: Sophia May Holland

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1962    admitted on trial Louisiana Conference

           

Interment:

Obit:

 

1954-57           student, Andover Newton Theological Seminary

                             1954-56  assistant, Woburn MA First Baptist

                             1956-57  West Newfield ME Congregational and Newfield ME Methodist

1957-61           associate chaplain, Boston University

1961-63           chaplain, Dillard University in New Orleans

1963                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1963-67           chaplain, Dickinson College

1967                transfer to Michigan Conference

                   

1977                transfer to Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

1977-94           faculty, University of Pennsylvania

                             1977-81  Philadelphia St. Thomas

1994                retired

 

Note: Joseph R. Washington is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1380.



 

WASSELL, WILLIAM HENRY

 

Born: 7-28-1925  Hartford CT                                   married: Elizabeth Ralson

Died: 11-20-2005  Altoona PA                                  obit:

 

1955    license, recommended by Drexel Hill Broad Street Memorial

1956    admitted on trial, Philadelphia Conference

1966    ordained deacon, Philadelphia Conference

1958    ordained elder, Philadelphia Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: 2006, 435

 

1955-57           associate, Philadelphia Calvary

1957-59           Philadelphia Gethsemane

1959-61           Lafayette Hills Messiah

1961-62           Williamstown

1962                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1962-63           Marysville

1963-68           South Williamsport

1968-76           Altoona Fifty-Eighth Street

1976-84           Bellwood-Tipton

1984-90           Towanda

1990                retired



 

WASSER, DELBERT WAYNE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1963    license

1967    ordained deacon

1970     ordained elder, Western Pennsylvania Conference

1971    admitted as associate member, Western Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1963-66           Frankstown

1966-67           Cassville

1967-70           Glen Campbell

1970                “transfer” by boundary change to Western Pennsylvania Conference

1970-71           Glen Campbell

1971-73           Sheakleyville

1973-76           Callensburg

1976-81           Freedom First

1981-86           Hilltop-Beck’s Run

1986-89           Ligonier Calvary

1989-93           Fairbanks AK St. Paul’s

1993-97           Dayton-Smicksburg

1997-99           Addison-Grace Chapel-Johnsom Chapel

1999                retired

 

Note: As of 2007, Delbert W. Wasser preaching occasionally in the Central Pennsylvania Conference and living at 126 Pine Street, Everett PA 15537, with e-mail address pedewa@pennswoods.net .

 



WASSON, CHARLES WESLEY

 

Born: 6-14-1866  near State College PA                    married: Mary Alice Shodel

Died: 5-2-1935  Philadelphia PA                                obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1945, 229

 

1885    license, Allegheny Conference of United Brethren Church

1888    ordained, Allegheny Conference of United Brethren Church

1893    admitted as member, recommended by Woodland charge

1893    orders recognized, recommended by Woodland charge

 

Interment: Pine Hall Cemetery, State College PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1936, 192

 

1884-85           assistant, Huntingdon and Juniata

1885-86           Millheim

1886-87           Bellefonte

1887-90           Philipsburg

1990-92           Tyrone

1892                honorable discharge

1892-93           Woodland & Bradford, Central Pennsylvania Conference ME (beginning 7/21/92)

1893                received into Central Pennsylvania Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church

1893-95           Hastings

1895-98           Patton

1898-01           Saxton

1901-06           Williamsport High Street

1906-11           York Duke Street

1911-15           Altoona Juniata

1915-21           Philipsburg

1921-25           Bloomsburg

1925-28           Altoona Fifth Avenue

1928                retired

 



WATKINS, WILLIAM EDWARD

 

Born: 12-22-1882  Baltimore MD                              married: Isabel Wilson

Died: 12-21-1964  Williamsport PA                           obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1961, 266

 

1905    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Montoursville Cemetery, Montoursville PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1965, 363

 

1903-05           Boiling Springs & Pine Grove

1905-06           Shirleysburg

1906-11           Alexandria

1911-13           Littlestown

1913-16           York West Street

1916-18           Mifflintown

1918-25           Mount Carmel

1925-30           superintendent, Williamsport District

1930-34           Williamsport Pine Street

1934-38           Altoona First

1938-42           Chambersburg

1942-47           State College

1947-53           superintendent, Harrisburg District

1953                retired

 

Note: Some biographical information on William E. Watkins appears in the Ministerial Qualifications Book, page 55. 

 


 

WATSON, LORENZO DOW

 

Born: 12-15-1838  Allegany County MD                   married: Elnora Lawrence

Died: 10-6-1915  Brooklyn NY                                  obit: Genesee Conference 1921, 297

 

1859    license, East Baltimore Conference

1860    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference: recommended by Cumberland MD circuit

 

Interment: Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn NY

Obit: Genesee Conference 1916, 116

 

1859-60           Cumberland circuit (last part of year)

1860-61           McConnellsburg

1861-62           Glen  Hope

1862-63           New Grenada

1863                located

1866                “transfer” to New York East Conference

1866-67           Durham CT

1867-69           Berlin CT

1869-70           Cornwall Bridge CT

1870-71           located

1871                “transfer” to East Genesee Conference

1871                East Canton PA

1872                transfer by boundary change to Central New York Conference

1872                transfer to Genesee Conference

1872-74           Rochester Asbury

1874-78           superintendent, Olean District

1878-80           Spencerport

1880-83           Tonawanda

1883-85           superintendent, Bath District

1885-88           on leave

1888-92           retired

1892-93           Painted Post

1893-96           Honeoye Falla

1896-99           Albion

1899-01           East Aurora and Springbrook

                        Buffalo Delaware Avenue

 

Note: Dr. Lorenzo Dow Watson prepared for college at Allegheny Seminary in Rainsburg.  He has degrees from various schools, including a PhD. from Syracuse University.  He served as a principal in Canton and on the faculty at the State Normal School on Mansfield and at Taylor University in Upland IN.

 



WATSON, WILLIAM HUNT

 

Born: 9-27-1934  Memphis TN                                   married:

Died: 9-4-2007                                                            obit:

 

1954    license, Memphis Conference: recommended by Memphis TN First

1961    admitted on trial, Memphis Conference

1962    ordained deacon

1963    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1953-57           student, Lambuth College in Henderson TN

                             1955-57  New Bethel circuit

1957-60           student, Duke University in Durham NC

1960-62           student, Boston University School of Theology in Boston MA

1962                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1962-64           associate director, State College Wesley Foundation

1964-66           North Towanda

1966-67           East Canton

1967-67           Burnham

1967-78            Philadelphia Yearly Meeting

1978-83           director, VISTAT in Newark NJ (ending 12/30/83)

1983-96           executive director, VOICE (beginning 12/30/83)

1996-07           Unified Vailsburg Services in Newark NJ



 

WATTS, MARTIN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1904-05           Karthaus

 

Note: Martin Watts served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.



 

WATTS, PAUL HENRY

 

Born:                                                                           married: Dorothy Winkelblech

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1952    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1948-50           Clearfield circuit

1950-53           Gatchelville 

1953-55           Doylesburg

1955-59           Duboistown

1959-61           Reedsville

1961                transfer to Florida Conference

 

Note: Paul H. Watts is the grandson of William A. Lepley.  He is a ministerial son of the Newton Hamilton church.  He listed in 2003 as a retired member of the Florida Conference.
 


 

WAY, CLYDE ERNEST

 

Born: 1-5-1912  near Curwensville PA                       married: E. Bettina Negus

Died: 11-29-2005                                                        obit:

 

1934    license, recommended by Pleasant Grove on the Clearfield circuit

1942    admitted on trial

1942    ordained deacon

1944    ordained elder

 

Interment: Camp Hill UMC columbarium, Camp Hill PA

Obit: 2006, 436

 

1937-39           Waterville (ending 9/1/39)

1939-42           student, Boston University School of Theology in Boston MA (beginning 9/1/39)

1942-44           Three Springs

1944-46           chaplain, US Navy

1946-50           assistant, Harrisburg Grace

1950-54           Everett

1954                transfer to Nebraska Conference

1954                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference (10/10/54)

1954-62           Camp Hill (beginning 10/10/54)

1962-65           Altoona First

1965-68           Harrisburg Fifth Street

1968-74            superintendent, State College District

1974-77           Huntingdon First

1977                retired

                             1977-91  visitation pastor, Camp Hill

 

Note: Clyde E. Way is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1386.



 

WEAVER, DAVID LEE

 

Born: 3-31-1940  Grampian PA                                  married: Jane Bolin Lantz

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1959    quarterly conference license, Grafton WV Fetterman

1960    license, West Virginia Conference

1965    admitted on trial

1965    ordained deacon

1967    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1958-62           student, West Virginia Wesleyan in Buckhannon WV

                             1960-62 Meadowview circuit, West Virginia Conference

1962-64           Augusta circuit, West Virginia Conference

1964-67           student, Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC

                        1965-67  Burnt Cabins circuit (beginning 2/1/65)     

1967-73           Altoona Mardorf

1973-77           Clearfield Parish

1977-82           Mansfield

1982-86           Altoona Gethsemane  

1986-96           New Freedom (ending 5/1/96)

1996-02           Williamsport St. Paul’s (beginning 5/1/96)

2002                retired



 

WEEKS, JAMES EMORY

 

Born: 12-23-1856  Everett PA                                    married: Ida May McCurdy

Died: 6-18-1942  Hanover PA                                    obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1899, 100

                                                                                    married2: Carrie S. _____

1888    admitted on trial, recommended by Wharton obit2: 1917, 135

                                                                                    married3: Nellie May _____

Interment: Everett Cemetery, Everett PA                  obit3: 1936, 200

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1943, 207

 

1887-89           Wharton

1889-91           Austin

1891-92           Picture Rocks

1892-96           Hoytville

1896-00           Harrisburg Epworth

1900-04           Hanover

1904-06           Duncannon

1906-08           Williamsport High Street

1908-11           Mifflinburg

1911-14           Emporium

1914-17           Mount Carmel

1917-20           Altoona Simpson

1920-21           Williamsport Grace

1921                retired

 

Note: J. Emory Weeks is the preferred usage.
 


 

WEIMER, GEORGE CECIL

 

Born: 4-2-1896  Port Royal PA                                  married: Fay Fling

Died: 11-27-1974  Lock Haven PA                            obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1987, 421

 

1919    license, recommended by Port Royal

1920    admitted on trial, West Virginia Conference

1921    ordained deacon, West Virginia Conference

1923    ordained elder, West Virginia Conference

 

Interment: Woolrich Cemetery, Woolrich PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1975, 164

 

1919-20           student, West Virginia University in Morgantown WV

                             1919       Wana WV (ending 9/19)

                             1919-20  Morgantown WV Highland (9/19 – 9/20)

1920-23           student, Boston University School of Theology in Boston MA

                             1922-23  East Blackstone RI

1923                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1923-24           Greencastle (beginning 9/1/23)

1924-26           Newton Hamilton

1926-29           Altoona Wesley

1929-32           Woolrich

1932-36           State College Wesley Foundation

1936-38           Harrisburg Ridge Avenue

1938-40           Bedford

1940-46           Lock Haven Trinity

1946-47           Sunbury St. John’s

1947-53           superintendent, Williamsport District

1953-55           Harrisburg Stevens Memorial

1955-61           Huntingdon First

1961                retired

 

Note: G. Cecil Weimer retired to Woolrich and wrote a regular religious column for the Lock Haven Express 1961-74, a collection of which is on file at the conference archives.



 

 

WEISE, CHARLES F.                      

 

Born: 12-2-1867  Wila PA                                          married: Annie E. Gable

Died: 11-2-1928  Ramey PA                                      obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1949, 200

 

1898    admitted on trial, recommended by Newport

 

Interment: Newport Cemetery, Newport PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1919, 190

 

1898-01           Nelson’s Run

1901-04           James  Creek

1904-06           Alum Bank

1906-11           Ray’s  Hill

1911-17           Three Springs

1917-27           Port Royal

1927-28           Yeagertown

 

Note: Charles F. Weise is the father of John W. Weise.
 


 

WEISE, JOHN WESLEY

 

Born: 10-15-1903  James Creek PA                           married: Frances Benton

Died: 6-26-1971  Lindsay CA                                    obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1990, 471

 

1923    license, recommended by Port Royal

1925    admitted on trial

1928    ordained deacon

1930    ordained elder

 

Interment: Lindsay Cemetery, Lindsay CA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1972, 400

 

1925                Newville (Jan-Aug)

1925-28            student, Boston University School of Theology in Boston MA

1928-32           Ramey-Janesville

1932-35           Petersburg

1935-42           Freeland Parish

1942-66           chaplain, US Navy

1966                retired

                             1966-69  McFarland CA

 

Note: John W. Weise is the son of Charles F. Weise.  He is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1394.



 

WELLER, FRANK HUGHES

 

Born: 1-15-1912                                                          married: Ruth Dianna Garrow [8/21/1938]

Died:                                                                           obit: [b. 11-13-1914]

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1942-43           Rupert (ending 5/15/43)

1943-46           Lock Haven Parish(beginning 5/15/43)

1946-49           Port Matilda

1949-52           Mercersburg

 

Note: Frank H. Weller is a brother to Ned. E. Weller.  He served as a local pastor.



 

WELLER, NED EDMOND

 

Born: 5-4-1922  Bloomsburg PA                                married: Martha Kathryn Deiterick

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1950    license, recommended by Bloomsburg

1955    admitted on trial

1955    ordained deacon

1957    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1945-46           Beach Haven

1946-48           assistant, Millville

1950-54           student, Lycoming College

                             1950-54  Picture Rocks

1954-57           student, Boston University School of Theology in Boston MA

                             1954-57  East Gloucester MA Wesley

1957-62           Williamsport High Street

1962-68           Lewisburg

1968-77            State College Wesley Foundation

1977-82           campus minister, State College United Campus Ministries

1982-83           United Ministry of Penn State University (ending 11/27/83)

1983-87           Berwick Bower Memorial (beginning 11/27/83)

1987                retired

                             1988-89  Middleburg (beginning 12/1/88)

                             1993        Dushore-Laporte (Jan-Jun)

                             1993-97  Susquehanna Valley

                             1999        interim chaplain, Lewisburg Riverwoods

                             2000-01  associate, Buffalo Valley

 

Note: Ned E. Weller is a brother to Frank H. Weller.  He is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1397.
 


 

WELLIVER, HARRY RICHARD

 

Born: 2-19-1917  Port Royal PA                                married: Mary Jane Simpson

Died: 3-7-1993  Altoona PA                                      obit:

 

1938    license, recommended by Mount Union First

1943    admitted on trial

1943    ordained deacon

1945    ordained elder

 

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Tyrone PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1993, 480

 

1938-40           Allenport (ending 9/1/40)

1940-43           student, Boston University School of Theology in Boston MA

1943-47           Coalport-Irona

1947-52           Altoona Broad Avenue

1952-63           Muncy

1963-68           Towanda First

1968-73           York Aldersgate

1973-79           superintendent, Altoona District

1979-85           Faxon-Kenmar

1985                retired

 

Note: H. Richard Welliver is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1397.  He may be a second-cousin-once-removed to Lester Allen Welliver, but the relationship has not been documented.



 

WELLIVER, LESTER ALLEN

 

Born: 2-2-1896  Stockton PA                                     married: Eleanor Francis Frieda Yeaworth

Died: 11-13-1973                                                        obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1984. 393

 

1918    admitted on trial, Erie Conference

1918    ordained deacon, Erie Conference                

 

Interment: Mt. Zion Cemetery, Churchtown [Cumberland County] PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1974, 433

 

1917-18           student, Dickinson College

                             1917-18  Hickorytown (beginning 9/17)

                             1918        assistant, Gettysburg (5/18 – 10/18)

1918-19           chaplain, US Army (beginning 11/18)

1919    transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1919-22           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

                             1919        assistant, New York City St. James (1/19 – 7/19)

                             1920-21  Greenvillage NJ

1922-24           Altoona Fifty-Eighth Street

                             1922-23  Altoona Lakemont

1924-28           Bellwood

1928-33           Lewisburg

1933-36           Trinity Clearfield

1936-42           superintendent, Harrisburg District

1942-43           Williamsport Pine Street

1943-55           president, Westminster Seminary

1955-61           superintendent, Williamsport District

1961-65           Harrisburg Stevens Memorial

1965                retired

 

Note: Lester A. Welliver is the father of L. Allyn Welliver, and of Kenneth B. Welliver of the Baltimore-Washington Conference.  He is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1397.  Mrs. Welliver is the daughter of Irvin C. Yeakel (1852-1918) of the Evangelical Association (and Presbyterian Church) and Ann Elizabeth Shortess, daughter of Samuel I. Shortess (1834-1910) of the Evangelical Association.  That branch of the Yaekel family changed their name to Yeaworth following the death of Irvin in 1918.  Mrs. Welliver is the brother of Rev. Irvin S. Yeaworth (1899-1993: father of noted producer Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr) and an aunt of Rev. David Yeaworth, both of the Presbyterian Church.



 

WELLIVER, LESTER ALLYN                                          

 

Born: Bellwood PA                                                    married: Ruth _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1949    license, recommended by Westminster MD

1950    admitted on trial

1952    ordained deacon

1953    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1950-51           student, Westminster Theological Seminary in Westminster MD

                             1950-51  Marriottsville MD

1951-52           student, Yale University in New Haven CT

1952-55           Jersey Shore Epworth

1955-61           Mercersburg

1961-67           Lock Haven Trinity

1967-73           Milton Bethany

1973-80           Roaring Spring (ending 1/15/80)

1980-90           Hummelstown Grace (beginning 1/15/80)

1990                retired

 

Note: L. Allyn Welliver is the son of Lester A. Welliver.
 


 

WELLS, RAYMOND J.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

?          license, Free Methodist Church

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1958                admitted to Central Pennsylvania Conference of Methodist Church           

1958-59           faculty, Dickinson College

1959-62           faculty, California Western University

1962                transfer to Southern California-Arizona Conference

 

Note: In 2003, Raymond J. Wells is listed as a retired member of the California-Pacific Conference.
 


 

WELSH, FRANKLIN MOORE

 

Born: 8-17-1859  Frederica DE                                  married: Minnie M. Hedding

Died: 6-1-1895  Trevorton PA                                    obit:

 

1886    license, Philadelphia Conference

 

Interment: Frederica, Delaware

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1896, 97

 

1887-88           Chester

1888-89           Easton

1889                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1889-90           Altoona Eighth Avenue

1890-93           Roaring Springs

1893-94           Tyrone Second [Columbia Avenue]

1894-95           York Princess Street

1895-95           Trevorton

1895                transfer to Wilmington Conference, but died before leaving



 

WELTMER, SAMUEL M.

 

Born: c1838                                                                married:

Died: 6-16-1913                                                          obit:

 

1888    quarterly conference license

 

Interment:

Obit: [1914, 78]

 

1888-05           living in New Buffalo

1905-07           Duncannon circuit

1907-13           living in New Buffalo

 

Note:  Samuel M. Weltmer served as a local pastor.

 



WELTY, ELIAS

 

Born: 3-15-1821  Adams County PA                         married: Eliza Herriter

Died: 9-4-1890  Baltimore MD                                  obit: [4/19/1820 – 10/?/1906]

 

1842    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg PA

 

1842-43           Boonsboro

1843-44           Westminster

1844-45           Rockville

1845-47           Clearfield

1847-48           Penn’s Valley

1848-50           Greencastle

1850-52           Hollidaysburg station

1852-54           Harper’s Ferry

1854-55           Leesburg

1855-57           Shepherdstown

1857-58           Rockingham

1858                transfer to East Baltimore Conference

1858-59           Emmitsburg

1859-61           Liberty

1861-63           West Harford

1863-65           Harford Mission

1865-66           Great Falls

1866                withdrew to join M.E. South

 

1887                St. John’s Reformed in Sabillasville MD (6 weeks)

 

Note: Elias Welty was also a medical doctor.  His later ministerial service is reportedly with the “Reformed Church” in Virginia.



 

WERTZ, DAVID FREDERICK

 

Born: 10-5-1916  Lewistown PA                               married: Betty Jean Rowe

Died:                                                                           obit: 2000, 357

 

1940    admitted on trial

1940    ordained deacon

1942    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1933-37           student, Dickinson College

                             1934-37  Boiling Springs & Hickorytown (ending 8/1937)

1937-40           student, Boston University School of Theology in Boston MA

                             1938-40  New Bedford Allen Street

1940-43           Doylesburg

1943-46           Stewartstown

1946-49           Harrisburg Camp Curtin

1949-53           Carlisle Allison Memorial

1953-55           superintendent, Williamsport District

1955-68           president, Lycoming College

1968-               bishop

 

Note: D. Frederick Wertz is the father of Robert G. Wertz.  He is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1400.  Mrs. Wertz is a sister to Earl N. Rowe.



 

WERTZ, ROBERT GARY

 

Born: 3-11-1941  Harrisburg PA                                married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1964    admitted on trial

1964    ordained deacon

1966    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1964-69            student, Drew University in Madison NJ

1969                transfer to West Virginia Conference

 

Note: Robert G. Wertz is the son of D. Frederick Wertz.



 

WEST, THOMAS MARSHALL

 

Born: 7-13-1840  Harford County MD                      married: Frances Amelia Lannay

Died: 5-30-1923  Fayetteville NC                              obit: Baltimore Conference 1936, 89

 

1863    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference 

1865    ordained deacon, East Baltimore Conference

1867    ordained elder, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Baltimore MD

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1924, 538

 

1862-63           Newport circuit

1863-64           Shippensburg circuit

1864-65           Mifflin circuit

1865-66           Shippensburg

1866-67           Carlisle circuit

1867-68           East Harford

1868                transfer by boundary change to Baltimore Conference

1868-69           Baltimore Broadway

1869-71           Mount Washington

1871-72           Hancock circuit

1872-74           New Windsor circuit

1874-77           Montgomery circuit

1877-79           Harford circuit

1879-81           Patapsco circuit

1881-83           Ellicott City

1883-86           Bentley Springs circuit

1886-91           Hampstead circuit

1891-93           Baldwin Memorial

1893-97           Frostburg

1897-01           Piedmont WV

1901-03           Winchester VA

1903-08           Hereford circuit

1908-10           Kensington

1910                retired

 

Note: Thomas M. West is a brother to Henry Porter West (1838-1908) of the Baltimore Conference and William Montgomery West (1842-1918) of the West Ohio Conference.  His daughter married the son of Solomon German (1849-1934) of the Baltimore Conference. 



 

WEYANT, DAVID F.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1964    license

1973    admitted on trial, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

1973    ordained deacon, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

1976    ordained elder, Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1964                Burnt Cabins (Jul-Aug)

1965-66           Clearville (beginning 1/5/65)

1966-67           Lewistown Lake Park (beginning 10/15/66)

1967-69           student, McMurray College in Abilene TX

1969-77           White Haven

1977                transfer to New Mexico Conference

 

Note: Now [2007] retired, David F. Weyant is a 1959 graduate of Bedford High School.  In the New Mexico Conference, he served as pastor, district superintendent, and candidate for the episcopacy

 

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WHARTON, ANDREW PARKER

 

Born: 11-20-1850  Port Royal            PA                               married: Mary Virginia Graham

Died: 2-18-1941  Dubois PA                                      obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1915, 121

 

1874    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Morningside Cemetery, Dubois PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1941, 216

 

1874-76           Montandon

1876-79           Ralston

1879-81           Lycoming circuit

1881-84           Muncy Valley

1884-87           Ralston

1887-89           New Washington

1889-94           Half Moon

1894-97           Montgomery

1897-01           Howard

1901-03           Martinsburg-Woodbury

1903-06           Ramey

1906-08           Morrisdale

1908-12           Houtzdale

1912-13           Hughesville

1913-15           Freeland

1915                retired

 

Note: Mrs. Wharton is the daughter of Cambridge Graham.



 

WHARTON, RICHARD  H.

 

Born: 1840  Orbisonia PA                                           married: Martha J. Seibert

Died: 5-9-1906  Altoona PA                                      obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1914, 132

 

1868    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Rose Hill Cemetery, Altoona PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1907, 109

 

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-71           Ray’s Hill

1871-72           Pleasantville

1872-73           McConnellsburg

1873-76           Lumber City

1876-77           Birmingham

1877-79           Williamsburg

1879-80           Washingtonville

1880-83           Conyngham

1883-85           Espy-Light Street

1885-86           Greencastle

1886-88           New Bloomfield

1888-93           on leave

1893-95           Woodland-Bradford

1895-97           Coalport

1897-00           Stewartstown

1900-04           Milesburg

1904-05           Hastings

1905-06           Altoona Fairview



 

WHITE, EDMUND

 

Born: 3-16-1837  Johnstown PA                                married: Anna J. McKay

Died: 12-29-1909  Philadelphia PA                            obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1911, 133

 

1867    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

1870    ordained deacon

1872    ordained elder

 

Interment: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1910, 119

 

1867-68           Emmittsburg

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           McConnellsburg

1869-70           Sinnemahoning

1870-71           Leidy

1871-73           Shippensburg

1873-74           Pleasantville

1874-75           McConnellstown

1875-77           Ray’s Hill

1877-79           Concord

1879-80           South Heberton

1880-82           Washingtonville

1882-83           Jamestown

1883-86           Pennfield

1886-88           Shirleysburg

1888-90           York Springs

1890-92           Liverpool

1892-93           Mifflinville

1893-96           Freeland

1896-97           Benton

1897-98           Karthaus

1898-00           Port Matilda

1900-02           Pleasant Gap

1902-03           Utahville

1903-04           New Millport

1904                retired



 

WHITE, W. JAMES I.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1958-62           Roxbury

1962-63           Lewisberry

 

Note: W. James I. White served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.



 

WHITE, WILLARD MELVIN

 

Born: 2-20-1906  Millington MD                               married: (never married)

Died: 12-22-1999  Middletown DE                           obit:

 

1928    license, Maryland Conference of Methodist Protestant Church

1930    admitted on trial, Maryland Conference of Methodist Protestant Church

 

Interment: Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna DE

Obit: Western Pennsylvania Conference 2001, 401

 

1930-32           student, Westminster Seminary in Westminster MD

1932-37           Cheasco ParkGraceland Park

1937-40           Cumberland circuit

1940                transfer to Baltimore Conference of Methodist Church

1940-42           Cumberland circuit

1942-43           Midland

1943-44           sabbatical

1944-49           Morgan

1949-51           Bedford circuit

1951-57           Shenandoah Junction

1957-62           Hyndman

1962                transfer by boundary change to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1962-64           Hyndman

1964                transfer by boundary change to Baltimore Conference

1964-70           Hyndman

1970                transfer by boundary change to Western Pennsylvania Conference

1970-77           Hyndman

1977                retired
 


 

WHITE, WILLIAM JAMES I.

 

Born: 11-29-1936  Belfast Ireland                              married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1955    license

1963    admitted on trial

1963    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1957-62           Roxbury 

1962-63           Lewisberry 

1963-65            student, Drew University in Madison NJ

1965                transfer to Newark Conference

 

Note: In 2003, William James White is listed as a retired member of the Greater New Jersey Conference.



 

WHITELEY, ROLAND GUSS

 

Born: 3-24-1893                                                          married:

Died: 8-6-1918                                                            obit:

 

Interment:

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1919, 165    

 

1913-14           Cogan Valley

 

Note: Roland Guss Whiteley is the son of Robert T. Whiteley and the grandson of John Guss.  He was killed in action in WWI.
 


 

WHITELEY, ROBERT THOMAS

 

Born: 7-2-1860  Preston MD                                      married: Sarah [Sallie] Guss

Died: 2-20-1926  Williamsport PA                             obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1959, 260

 

1888    admitted on trial, recommended by Jamestown charge

 

Interment: Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1926, 342

 

1887-88           Jamestown

1888-90           York Princess Street

1890-92           Excelsior

1892-94           Liberty Valley

1894-97           Picture Rocks

1897-99           Costello

1899-03           Montgomery

1903-04           Great Island

1904-06           Warrior’s Mark

1906-10           Port Royal

1910-14           Ralston

1914-17           Williamsburg

1917-19           Yeagertown

1919-22           Fairview

1922                retired

 

Note: Robert T. Whiteley is the father of Roland Guss Whiteley, Miriam F. Whiteley (missionary in Argentina for 5 years), and Martha D. Whiteley (missionary in Algeria for 25 years).  Mrs. Whiteley is the daughter of John Guss.



 

WHITEMAN, JOHN A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1904-05           Concord

1905-06           Burnt Cabins

 

Note: John A. Whiteman served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown. 

 



WHITING, HENRY CLAY

 

Born: 3-27-1845  Speedsville NY                              married: Mary Louise Freeman

Died: 2-1-1901  Carlisle PA                                       obit: [6/16-1847 – 5/20/1910]

 

1877    admitted on trial, Newark Conference

 

Interment: Carlisle Cemetery, Carlisle PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1901, 108

 

1867-68           principal, Prattsburg Academy  in Prattsburg N.Y.

1868-70           principal, Union School in Schenectady NY

1870-74           faculty, Drew Seminary in Madison NJ

1874-78           vice-principal, Hackettstown Collegiate Institute in Hackettstown NJ

1878                vice principal, Pennington Seminary in Pennington NJ

1878-82           Dickinson College, Professor

1882                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1882-00           faculty, Dickinson College

1900                retired

 



WHITNEY, WALTER RICHARD

 

Born: 1-5-1840   Hopewell PA                                   married: Eliza Kegerreis

Died: 11-3-1922  Philadelphia PA                              obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1936, 196

 

1863    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Trough Creek Valley Cemetery, Huntingdon County PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1923, 135

 

1863-64           Kishacoquillas

1864-65           Bedford circuit

1865-66           Concord

1866-68           Glen Hope

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-70           New Washington

1870-71           Rainsburg

1871-73           Shirleysburg

1873-76           Port Royal

1876-78           Manor Hill

1878-80           Penns Valley

1880-83           Grahamton

1883-86           Half Moon

1886-89           Altoona Simpson

1889-90           Montoursville

1890-93           Espy-Light Street

1893-94           Osceola

1894-96           Morrisdale

1896-99           Schellsburg

1899-01           Orbisonia

1901-03           on leave

1903                retired



 

WHITTAKER, G.A.

 

Born:                                                                           married: 

Died:                                                                           obit: 

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1924-25           Allegheny circuit

 

Note: G.A. Whittaker served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.



 

WHITTAKER, V.P.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1926-27           Phelps Chapel & Charlton     

 

Note: V.P. Whittaker served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.



 

WIBLE, LEWIS DERR

 

Born: 6-10-1889  McConnellsburg PA                       married: Mary B. Snyder

Died: 6-4-1944  Altoona PA                                      obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1981, 351

 

1927    admitted on trial, recommended by Thompsontown

1929    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Grandview Cemetery, Altoona

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1945, 222

 

1918-24           Blain (ending 9/4/24)

1924-34           Thompsontown (beginning 9/4/24)

1934-41           Wesley, Asbury, Altoona

1941-44           Altoona Fairview


 



WICKES, WILLIAM

 

Born: 5-16-1789  Chestertown MD                            married:

Died: 4-7-1862  Bel Air MD                                      obit:

 

1833    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Obit: East Baltimore Conference 1864, 33

 

                        service in the Protestant Episcopal Church

1814-17           Trinity [Old Swedes] Episcopal Church, Wilmington DE

            service in the Methodist Episcopal Church

1833-35           Hillsboro

1835-36           Rockingham

1836-38           Lewisburg VA station

1838-40           Hillsboro

1840-41           Jefferson

1841-43           Leesburg

1843-44           Frederick

1844-46           Georgetown DC

1846-47           Stafford

1857-58           Winchester

1848-50           West Harford

1850-52           York station

1852-54           Carlisle station

1854-56           on leave

1856-57           Lewistown

1857                charter member of the East Baltimore Conference

1857-60           on leave

1860                retired

 

Note: William Wickes served churches in the Protestant Episcopal Church for 15 years, then was a school teacher and a local preacher before entering the Methodist Episcopal itinerancy.  His services in the Episcopal church included various parishes on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, in Delaware, and the principal Episcopal congregation in Norfolk VA.  A biographical sketch is given in Armstrong’s History of the Old Baltimore Conference, page 483


 

WIESTNER, OLIVER S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1908    admitted on trial

1908    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1906-08           Waller

1908-09           Wapwallopen

1909                discontinued

 

Note: Oliver S. Wiestner attended Hahnemann Medical College, class of 1926, in Philadelphia PA.  This surname is also render as WEISTNER.
 


 

WIGHTMAN, GALEN E.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1962-64           Wolfsburg

 

Note: Galen Wightman served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.

 



WILCOX, THOMAS SEWELL

 

Born: 9-8-1848  Baltimore MD                                  married: Florence Brown Goodhand

Died: 5-29-1924  Williamsport PA                             obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1929, 203

 

1873    admitted on trial

 

Interment: East Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1925, 154

 

1873-75           Harrisburg Mt. Pleasant [Stevens Memorial]

1875-77           Liverpool

1877-78           Castle Fin

1878-81           York Duke Street

1881-83           Waynesboro

1883-92           Harrisburg Book Room

1892-93           Philipsburg

1893-96           Williamsport Pine Street

1896-99           Shamokin Lincoln Street

1899-03           Altoona Eighth Avenue

1903-09           superintendent, Williamsport District

1909-11           Bellefonte

1911-14           Waynesboro

1914-16           Mt. Union

1916-18           New Cumberland

1918-24           educational secretary

1924                retired



 

WILDERMUTH, MILTON ROOSEVELT

 

Born: 3-22-1919  Pottsville PA                                  married: Naomi A. Baldinger

Died: 11/11/1995  Hershey PA                                   obit: 2006, 438

 

1956    license, recommended by Sunbury St. John’s

1959    ordained deacon

1961    ordained elder

1970    admitted as associate member

 

Interment: Northumberland Memorial Park, Sunbury PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1996, 428

 

1956-61           Kulpmont (beginning 6/15/56)

1961-66           Espy-Lightstreet (ending 10/15/66)

1966-71           Lewistown Lake Park (beginning 10/15/66)

1971-84           disability leave

1984                retired

                             1991  interim pastor, Mifflinburg St. Paul’s
 


 

WILHELM, JOHN C.

 

Born: 2-13-1835  near Fannettsburg PA                     married: Catharine I. Elliot

Died: 11-10-1918  Philadelphia PA                            obit: [2/28/1836 – 7/26/1892]

 

1861    ordained in the Presbyterian Church

 

Interment: Lower Path Valley Presbyterian Cemetery, Fannettsburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1919, 154

 

1853-57           student, Lafayette College in Easton PA

1857-58           teacher, Bath NJ

1858-61           student, Princeton Seminary in Princeton NY

1861-64           Presbyterian minister

1864-65           chaplain, 45th Colored Regiment

1865-83           Presbyterian minister in NJ and PA

1883-86           principal in Petersburg PA, attending Methodist Episcopal Church

1886                admitted to Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1886-88           Burnt Cabins

1888-90           Emporium circuit

1890-93           Westport

1893-98           Mill Hall

1898-99           Utahville

1899-02           Benton

1902-05           Jonestown

1905-07           Park Place-Delano

1907                retired

 

Note: John C. Wilhelm also taught school during the years 1865-83, teaching at Riddlesburg in the 1870’s.  The names of his parents, not given in his obituary, are Mr. Jacob Wilhelm Jr. (1807-1898) and Hannah Witherow Wilhelm (1809-1848).  The above dates for Mrs. Wilhelm conflict with the statement in his obituary: “His wife died while he was located at Petersburg.  He never remarried.”



 

WILHIDE, CHARLES ROSS

 

Born: 1-28-1895                                                          married:

Died: 9-6-1990                                                            obit:

                                                                                    married2: Evelyn R. Brown

                                                                                    obit2: [8/13/1923 – 10/15/2007]

Interment:

Obit: West Ohio Conference 1991,?

 

1918-19           student, Dickinson College

                             1918-19  Ortanna

                        transfer to West Ohio Conference

1948-52           Springfield High Street

 

Note: The surname for C. Ross Wilhide is also rendered WILLHIDE.



 

WILLARD, SAMUEL

 

Born: 6-30-1944  Jersey Shore PA                             married: Martha Fellers

Died: 9-20-1972                                                          obit:

 

1969     admitted on trial, recommended by Clearfield West Side

1969    ordained deacon

1972    ordained elder

 

Interment: Jersey Shore PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1973, 380

 

1962-66           student, Lycoming College

1966-67           student, Hartley-Victoria Methodist College in Manchester England

1967-72           student, Wesley Seminary in Washington DC

                             1969-70  Mont Alto

 

Note: Samuel Willard is the son of Willis W. Ward Jr. and the grandson of Willis W. Ward Sr.
 


 

WILLARD, WILLIS WARDNER JR.

 

Born: 8-15-1909  Gatchelville PA                              married: Agnes Esbenshade

Died: 3-3-1982                                                            obit: 2005, 460

 

1927    license, recommended by Camp Hill

1930    admitted on trial

1932    ordained deacon

1933    ordained elder

           

Interment: Jersey Shore Cemetery, Jersey Shore PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1983, 388

 

1926-30           student, Dickinson College

                             1927-29  Paxton, Philadelphia Conference

                             1929-30  Dauphin-Heckton, Philadelphia Conference

1930-31            student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

1931-36           Harrisburg Riverside

1936-38           Jeanesville-Audenreid

1938-43           Danville Trinity

1943-49           Jersey Shore First

1949-57           Milton

1957-62           Altoona First

1962-70            Clearfield Westside

1970                retired

                             1970-74  Mount Holly Springs Wesley

 

Note: Willis W. Willard Jr. is the son of Willis W. Willard Sr. and the father of Samuel Willard.  He is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1426.  Mrs. Willard is the daughter of Willis C. Esbenshade (1873-1958) of the Philadelphia Conference.



 

WILLARD, WILLIS WARDNER SR.

 

Born: 12-25-1881  Jonesboro IL                                 married: Helen Cynthia Young

Died: 10-14-1967  Shiremanstown PA                       obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1977, 271

 

1908    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Rose Hill Cemetery, Altoona PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1968, 320

 

1905-06           Allegheny

1908-10           Gatchelville

1910-14           Riddlesburg

1914-16           Hopewell

1916-20           Warriors Mark

1920-23           Dudley-Robertsdale

1923-27           Woolrich

1927-32           Camp Hill

1932-36           Williamsport Mulberry Street

1936-41           Mount Union First

1941-46           Tyrone Columbia Avenue

1946-47           Stewartstown

1947                retired

                             1947-54  McElhatten-Pine

 



WILLIAMMEE, JOHN T.

 

Born: 1873  Tioga County PA                                    married: Lulu Steele

Died: 3-1-1962  Wrightsville PA                                obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1958, 254

 

1911    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Fairview Cemetery, Wrightsville PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1962, 316

 

1910-11           Liberty Valley

1911-13           Cogan Valley

1913-14           Penfield

1914-19           Coalport-Irvona

1919-22           Mount Holly Springs – Boiling Springs

1922-27           YeagertownHighland

1927-32           Wrightsville

1932-33           Altoona Wesley-Asbury

1933-36           Nescopeck

1936-42           Clearfield Emmanuel

1942-45           Centralia

1945                retired

                             1945-46  Centralia

 



WILLIAMS, ALVIN SAMUEL

 

Born: 10-10-1868  Oliphant PA                                 married: Emma Stadden

Died: 5-29-1936  Columbus OH                                obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1948, 196

 

1896    admitted on trial

           

Interment: Wildwood Cemetery, Williamsport PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1937, 254

 

1895-99           Williamsport Market Street

1899-05           Picture Rocks

1905-09           York Epworth

1909-12           Muncy

1912-18           Harrisburg Camp Curtin

1918-22           Roaring Springs

1922-24           Chambersburg

1924-30           Altoona Eighth Avenue

1930-33           Williamsport Newberry

1933-36           superintendent, Harrisburg District



 

WILLIAMS, CLIFFORD COWHER

 

Born: 10-10-1910  Port Matilda PA                           married: Ruth Louise Beegle

Died: 3-15-1997                                                          obit: [4/20/1916 – 2/24/1997]

 

1938    license, recommended by Bedford

1943    admitted on trial

1943    ordained deacon

1945    ordained elder

 

Interment: Martha Furnace PA

Obit: [1997, 377]

 

1939-42           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

                             1940       Beach Haven  (Jan-Jun)

                             1940-42  Laurelton 

1942-44           Alexandria

1944-45           Altoona Jaggard

1945-51           Martinsburg

1951-54           Benton

1954-58           Coalport Parish

1958-60           Patton

1960-66           Milroy

1966-79           Snow Shoe

1979                retired

                             1979-80  Port Matilda Parish

 

Note: Clifford C. Williams is the son of Walter H. Williams and the nephew of Gordon A. Williams.



 

WILLIAMS, EDWARD MORGAN

 

Born: 9-26-1938  Hunlock Creek                               married: Nancy J. Knowles

Died: 7-1-1989  Everett                                              obit:

 

1966    license, recommended by Shickshinny

1971    ordained deacon

1973    admitted on trial

1976    ordained elder

 

Interment: cremated [ashes interred at Wesley Forest, Weikert PA]

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1990, 473

 

1965-68           Hunlock Creek (ending 8/15/68)

1968-72           Espy (beginning 8/15/68)

1972-80           Fairmount

1980-87           Sunbury Otterbein

1987-89           Thompsontown

1989                Everett (died before preaching first sermon)



 

WILLIAMS, ELMER LYNN.

 

Born: 1-29-1874  Martha PA                                      married:

Died: 3-3-1947                                                            obit:

 

Interment:

Obit: Rock River Conference 1947, 159

 

1900-04           student, Dickinson College

                             1902-04  Millerstown

1904-05           student, Northwestern University School of Theology in Evanston IL



 

WILLIAMS, GORDON ARCH

 

Born: 8-26-1884  near Port Matilda PA                     married: Edith Williams

Died: 7-12-1962  Port Matilda PA                             obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1978, 270

 

1910    admitted on trial

1911    ordained deacon

1913    ordained elder

 

Interment: Presbyterian Cemetery, Port Matilda PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1963, 335

 

1906-07           Blandburg

1907-11           student, Dickinson College

                             1907-09  Pine Grove Furnace

                             1909-11  Green Village

1911-17           Altoona Broad Avenue

1917-21           Osceola Mills

1918-19           chaplain, US Army

1921-22           Williamsport, Grace

1922-27           Tyrone Columbia Avenue

1927-31           Shamokin Lincoln Street

1931-38           Altoona Juniata First

1938-41           New Cumberland

1941-43           Milton

1943-46           Emporium

1946-50           Clearfield West Side

1950-53           director, State College Wesley Foundation

1953                retired

                             1954-56  Bald Eagle Parish

                             1956-57  fund campaign director, Carlisle Allison Memorial

                             1959-60  Pleasant Gap

 

Note: Gordon A. Williams is a brother to Walter H. Williams and an uncle to Clifford C. Williams.



 

WILLIAMS, HARRY LEONARD

 

Born: 6-5-1902  Gilberton PA                                    married: 

Died:                                                                           obit: 

 

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1928-31           student, Williamsport Dickinson Seminary

                             1928-30  Phelps Chapel & Charlton

                             1930-31  Wallis Run

1931-33           Clearville

 

Note: Harry Leonard Williams served as a supply pastor.  The archives have records of him progressing through the first and second years of the Conference Course of Study, but he apparently was never formally admitted on trial.


 

WILLIAMS, JOHN

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1859-60           Welsh missionary, Bangor

1860                located

1863                withdrew


 

WILLIAMS, JOHN A.J.

 

Born: 1833                                                                  married:

Died: 1909                                                                  obit:

 

1881    ordained elder, recommended by Martinsburg circuit

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1882-84           Lloydsville

1897-99           Wagner

1899-01           Munson

1901-03           Allegheny

1903-04           Utahville

1904-05           Center & Sandy Ridge

 

Note: John A.J. Williams served as a local pastor.  After the Civil War, he moved from Wilmore PA to Roaring Spring, where he settled and worked as a renowned carpenter.  In 1865-66 he led a great revival that produced many converts and led to the erection, under his construction direction, of the church building in Roaring Spring.



 

WILLIAMS, JAMES CARL

 

Born: 2-16-1927  Roaring Springs PA                        married: Thelma F. Stockman

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1951    license, recommended by Roaring Spring

1952    admitted on trial

1953    ordained deacon        

1954    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1950-55           student, Boston University School of Theology in Boston MA

                             1952-53  associate, Waltham MA Immanuel

                             1953-55  Salisbury MA

1955-57           Mt. Holly Springs

1957-62           McConnellsburg

1962-67           Thompsontown

1967-74           Lock Haven Trinity

1974-81           associate director, Conference Council on Ministries

1981-87           superintendent, Wellsboro District

1987-92           Bellefonte Trinity

1992                retired

 

Note: J. Carl Williams is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1432.
 


 

WILLIAMS, JAMES LEE

 

Born: 12-18-1938  Danville PA                                  married: Nancy Jane Wensel

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1958    license, recommended by Shamokin Lincoln Street

1961    admitted on trial

1961    ordained deacon

1964    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1958-60           student, Lycoming College

                             1958-60  Audenreid-Jeansville

1960-64            student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

                             1960-61  assistant, Irvington NJ Presbyterian Church

                             1961-64  Port Murray NJ Mt. Bethel

1964-67           Knoxville

1967-74            Yeagertown-Rhodes Memorial

1974-89           Lemont Mt. Nittany

1989-99           Middletown Evangelical

1999                retired

 

Note: James L. Williams is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, 1966, 1432.



 

WILLIAMS, JAMES ROBERT

 

Born: 8-4-1926  Clearville PA                                    married:  June Naomi Weikel

Died: 4-15-1986  Berwick PA                                    obit: 

 

1962    license, recommended by Lewistown First

1966    ordained deacon

1968    ordained elder

1971    admitted as associate member

 

Interment: Lutheran Cemetery, Pleasant Gap PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1986, 438

 

1962-66           Three Springs

1966-70           Jersey Shore Epworth

1970-72           Monroeton

1972-79           Port Matilda

1979-01           Genesee-Ulysses

1981-95           Shickshinny

1885-86           Columbia circuit

 

Note James R. Williams is the son of Oren R. Williams and the father of  James O. Williams, who appears on the United Methodist list.
 


 

WILLIAMS, JOHN MERRILL 

 

Born: 11-5-1881  Roaring Spring PA                         married: Carrie Mabel Withington

Died: 2-5-1954  Roaring Spring PA                           obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1960, 252

 

1911  admitted on trial

 

Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Petersburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1954, 229

           

1911-13           Vira

1913-14           Mapleton-Mill Creek

1914-19           Petersburg

1919-23           Camp Hill

1923-30           Lock Haven Trinity

1930-36           York First

1936-42           superintendent, Williamsport District

1942-49           Harrisburg Trinity

1949                retired

                       

Note: J. Merrill Williams is listed in the 1945 Prominent Personalities in American Methodism, page 399.  He is the grandson of local preacher J.A.J. Williams who was instrumental in starting the Methodist work in Roaring Spring.



 

WILLIAMS, OREN RAY

 

Born: 4-7-1899  Scotia PA                                         married: Helen C. Hoy

Died: 9-8-1976  Lewisburg PA                                  obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1998, 449

 

1921    license, recommended by Pleasant Gap

1927    admitted on trial, recommended by Everett Barndollar

1929    ordained deacon

1931    ordained elder

 

Interment: Lutheran Cemetery, Pleasant Gap PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1977, 265

 

1925-27           Clearville

1927-29           Burnt Cabins

1929-31           Ray’s Hill

1931-32           Elimsport

1932-33           Lock Haven circuit

1933-36           Fayetteville

1936-38           Muncy Valley

1938-41           Bloomingdale

1941-43           Orangeville

1943-46           Duboistown-Nisbet

1946-51           Robertsdale

1951-56           Barnesboro

1956-59           McVeytown

1959-63           Centralia

1963-66           Ulster

1966                retired

                             1966-69  Ulster

 

Note: Oren R. Williams is the father of James R. Williams.



 

WILLIAMS, ROBERT

 

Born: 3-9-1884  Skipton, Yorkshire England             married:

Died: 6-18-1944  Van Wert OH                                 obit.:

 

1912    admitted on trial,  New York East Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Ohio Conference 1945, 539

 

1912-13           South Britain and Southbury 

1913-18           dean, East Greenwich Academy in East Greenwich CT

1918-19           dean, Williamsport Dickinson Seminary

1919                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1919-21           dean, Williamsport Dickinson Seminary

1921-22           faculty, Albion College

1922                transfer to Michigan Conference

1922-29           faculty, Albion College

1929-31           president, Ohio Northern University in Ada OH

1931                transfer to Ohio Conference

1931-43           president, Ohio Northern University in Ada OH

1943                retired

 

Note: Some sources give a birth date of 3/4/1884.



 

WILLIAMS, ROBERT

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1950-53           Fairbrook

 

Note: Robert Williams served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.



 

WILLIAMS, WALTER HARPSTER 

 

Born: 4-29-1883  Port Matilda PA                             married: Katherine C. Cowher

Died: 8-26-1943  Hackensack NJ                               obit:

 

1912    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Port Matilda Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Port Matilda PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1944, 230

 

1912-14           Blandburg

1914-19           Penn’s Valley

1919-21           Benton

1921-26           Houtzdale

1926-28           Barnesboro

1928-33           Williamsport High Street

1933-38           Bedford

1938-43           Philipsburg

1943                retired

 

Note: Walter H. Williams is the father of Clifford C. Williams and Violet Williams Alexander, wife of Rev. G.P. Alexander of the Dutch Reformed Church.  He is a brother to Gordon A. Williams.



 

WILSON, CORWIN VICTOR

 

Born: 3-3-1841                                                            married:

Died: 5-7-1913 NY                                                     obit:

 

1867    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Pittsburgh Conference 1913, 105

 

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           Mont Alto

1869-70           Markelsburg

1870-71           Saxton

1871-73           McVeytown

1873-74           Altoona Eighth Avenue

1874                transfer to Erie Conference



 

WILSON, GERALD LLOYD

 

Born: 4-4-1920  Drums PA                                         married:

Died: 9-24-2001  Benton WA                                                obit:

 

1943    admitted on trial, New Hampshire Conference

1943    ordained deacon, New Hampshire Conference

1944    ordained elder, New England Southern Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Iowa Conference 2002, ?

 

1936-40           student, Bucknell University

1940-43           student, Boston University School of Theology in Boston MA

1944                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1944-47           Three Springs

1947-49           Danville Trinity

1949-51           James Creek

1951                transfer to Iowa-Des Moines Conference



 

WILSON, HENRY              

 

Born: 9-8-1826  Lamar PA                                         married: Sarah Mersy Haslet

Died: 9-25-1881  Chatham’s Run PA                        obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1872, 58

                                                                                    married2: Catherine Hurl Funston

1852    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference        obit2: 1916, 133

 

Interment: (error in obituary)  Jerseytown Cemetery (along with first wife), Jerseytown PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1882, 77

 

1852-53           Cumberland circuit

1853-54           Allegheny

1854-55           Woodbury

1855-56           Shirleysburg

1856-57           North Branch

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-59           Shellsburg

1859-61           Philipsburg

1861-63           Newberry

1863-65           Bellefonte circuit

1865-66           Milesburg

1866-67           Penn’s Valley

1867-69           Watsontown

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1869-72           Washingtonville

1872-75           Bloomingdale

1875-78           Salladasburg

1878-80           Montgomery

1880-81           Great Island

 

Note: Henry Wilson is a brother to James T. Wilson.  A biographical sketch is given in Armstrong’s The Old Baltimore Conference, page 485.
 


 

WILSON, JAMES T.

 

Born: 10-22-1834  near Salona PA                             married: Sophia L. Bollinger

Died: 2-27-1890  Duncannon PA                               obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1892, 194

 

1857    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Salona Cemetery, Salona PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1890, 82

 

1857-58           Manor Hill

1858-59           Newport

1859-60           Lewistown circuit

1860-61           Concord

1861-62           Mifflin circuit

1862-64           Liberty Valley

1864-65           Great Island

1865-66           chaplain, US Army

1866-67           Jersey Shore

1867-68           Mifflinburg

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           Mifflinburg

1869-72           Weatherly

1872-75           Salladasburg

1875-78           Riverside

1878-80           White Haven

1880-83           Williamsport Third Street

1883-86           Altoona Twenty-Fourth Street

1886-88           Duncannon

1888-90           Mount Holly Springs

 

Note: James T. Wilson is a brother to Henry Wilson.  A biographical sketch is given in Armstrong’s The Old Baltimore Conference.



 

WILSON, LEWIS ELBERT

 

Born: 8-4-1890  Brooklyn NY                                    married: Marcella Fuehrer

Died: 3-10-1979                                                          obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1972, 405

 

1909    license, recommended by Haskel TX of the Methodist Episcopal Church  South

1915    admitted on trial

1915    ordained deacon

1920    ordained elder

 

Interment: Florida [some records say Hazleton PA, with his wife]

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1979, 341

 

1913-16           Jeddo, Lattimer & Milnesville (beginning 11/13)

1916-17           Lewisberry-Lisburn

1917-20           Mercersburg

1920-23           Duncannon

1923-25           Camp Hill

1925-29           Osceola Mills

1929-32           Bellwood

1932-35           Grace, York

1935-38           Altoona Fifth Avenue

1938-43           Lewisburg

1943-49           Williamsport Newberry

1949-56           Waynesboro

1956                retired

                             1956-57  Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Protestant Community Church

                             1957-58  Orlando FL St. Paul’s

                             1959-69  associate, Orlando FL College Park

 

Note: L. Elbert Wilson is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1445.

 



WILSON, REUBEN ELLIOT    

 

Born: 2-26-1828  Masseyburg PA                              married: Elizabeth Woods Clarke

Died: 10-19-1901  Newville PA                                 obit: [died c1913]

 

1854    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Huntingdon PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1902, 129

 

1854-55           Mifflin

1855-56           Newport

1856-57           York Springs

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Kishacoquillas

1858-60           Shippensburg

1860-62           White Haven

1862-64           Milton station

1864-67           Bloomsburg

1867-68           Huntingdon

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-70           Huntingdon

1870-72           Philipsburg

1872-75           Altoona Eighth Avenue

1875-77           Tyrone

1877-78           Newberry

1878-80           Mifflintown

1880-82           Woodland

1882-85           Catawissa

1885-88           Sunbury

1888-89           Holidaysburg

1889-93           Altoona Simpson

1893-96           Espy-Light Street

1896-98           Freeland

1898-01           Gordon

1901    Newville-Pine Grove

 

Note: Reuben E. Wilson is a brother to Elsie Wilson McGarrah (wife of James H. McGarrah) and Emeline Wilson Kirby (wife of Edmund W. Kirby).  A biographical sketch is given in Armstong’s The Old Baltimore Conference.  An obituary also appears in 1/16/1902

New York Christian Advocate, page 119.



 

WILSON, RICHARD LEE

 

Born: 5-29-1929                                                          married:

Died: 3-17-1995                                                          obit:

 

1957    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit: [Southern New Jersey Conference 1995, 234]

 

1957-59            at school

                             1958-59  Pleasant Plains NJ

1959                transfer to New Jersey Conference

1959-60           Pleasant Plains

1960-65           Titusville

1965-71           Point Pleasant Harvey Memorial

1971-75           Fair Haven

1975-85           Middletown

1985-89           Pennsville

1989-94           Oakhurst

1994                retired



 

WILSON, RICHARD LOWELL

 

Born: 1-4-1933  Cortland NY                                                married: Anne Elizabeth Wieboldt

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1952    quarterly conference license, Beaver Memorial

1955    admitted on trial

1955    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1952-54           student, Bucknell University

1954-57           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

1957-58           at school

1958                transfer to New York East Conference

1965                transfer to Northern New Jersey Conference

1967                withdrew


WILSON, SAMUEL AUGUSTUS

 

Born: 9-9-1826  Boonsboro MD                                 married: S. Annie Stansbury

Died: 9-27-1903                                                          obit:

 

1848    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Druid Ridge Cemetery, Pikesville MD

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1904, 66

 

1847-48           Lock Haven

1848-49           Northumberland

1849-50           Williamsport circuit

1850-51           Calvert

1851-52           Summerfield

1852-53           Hollidaysburg station

1853-54           Alexandria

1854-55           South Baltimore

1855-57           Baltimore Fayette Street

1857                charter member of the East Baltimore Conference

1857-59           Altoona

1859-60           East Baltimore

1860-62           Baltimore Harford Avenue

1862-64           Baltimore Emory

1864-67           Baltimore High Street

1867                transfer to Baltimore Conference

1867-69           Baltimore Wesley Chapel

1869-72           Washington DC McKendree

1872-73           Washington DC Foundry

1873-01           on leave

1901                retired

 

Note: After leaving the active itinerancy, Samuel A. Wilson worked for the Postal Service and the Baltimore Herald.



WILSON, SAMUEL DYSON

 

Born: 6-9-1857  Huntingdon County PA                   married: Carrie Belle Stephenson

Died: 9-1-1912  Mapleton PA                                    obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1925, 165

 

1884    admitted on trial, recommended by Pine Creek

1885    ordained elder, recommended by Pine Creek

 

Interment: Mountain View Cemetery, Mapleton PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1913, 134

 

1883-84           Pine Creek

1884-86           Waterville

1886-91           Fairview

1891-94           Williamsport Fourth Street

1894-96           Austin-Costello

1896-00           Bellwood

1900-01           Catawissa

1902-06           Harrisburg Thirteenth Street

1906-11           Philipsburg

1911-12           Altoona Fifth Avenue

1912                McVeytown

 

Note: Mrs. Wilson’s maiden name is also rendered Stevenson.



 

WILSON, W. SCOTT

 

Born: 1853                                                                  married:

Died: 1905  Altoona PA                                             obit:

 

1873    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1/19/1905 Pennsylvania Methodist, page 8

 

1872-73           Grahamton

1873-74           Williamsport circuit

1874-75           Sinnemahoning

1875-76           Loyalsock

1876-77           Curtin-Pleasant Gap

1877-80           Clearfield circuit

1880-82           Osceola-Houtzdale

1882-83           Osceola

1883                located at own request

 

Note: The obituary for W. Scott Wilson from the Pennsylvania Methodist is on file in the conference archives.



 

WILSON, WILLIAM T.

 

Born: 3-14-1797                                                          married: Sarah L. Owens

Died: 9-1-1869  Calvert MD                                      obit:

 

1831    ordained deacon, Baltimore Conference

1839    ordained elder, Baltimore Conference

1852    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Obit: Baltimore Conference 1870, 40

 

1851-52           Hereford circuit

1852-53           Shrewsbury

1853-54           Great Falls

1854-55           missionary to colored people, Cumberland station

1855-56           Severn

1856-57           missionary to colored people, Cumberland station

1857                charter member of the East Baltimore Conference

1857-58           Wrightsville

1858-60           Frederick City Asbury

1860-61           on leave

1861                retired

1868                transfer by boundary change to Baltimore Conference

 

Note: William T. Wilson served as a local pastor for 24 years before entering the itinerancy in 1852.

 



WINKELBLECH, JOHN FRANCIS

 

Born: 6-8-1890  Lewisburg PA                                  married: Helen Margaret Smith

Died: 7-14-1973  Kissimmee FL                                obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1988, 427

 

1918    ordained, United Lutheran Church: recommended by West Milton St. John’s

 

Interment: Osceola Memory Gardens, Kissimmee FL

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1974, 434

 

1918-29           United Lutheran Church

                        Philadelphia

                        Hartleton and White Deer Old Stone Church

                        Baltimore

                        Altoona

1929                admitted to Central Pennsylvania Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church

1929-31           Port Matilda (ending 1/15/31)

1931-35           Howard (beginning 1/15/31)

1935-37           Trevorton-Irish Valley

1937-38           Avis

1938-40           Hughesville

1940-42           Robertsdale

1942-43           Ralston

1943-45           Mercersburg

1945-47           Berwick Calvary

1947-50           Woodland Parish

1950-52           Freeland Parish

1952-54           Kulpmont

1954-56           Manor Hill (ending 10/1/56)

1956                retired

                             1965  Anthony FL (6 months)



 

WINSTEAD, DONALD LEROY

 

Born: 9-29-1927  Huntingdon PA                              married: Joanne Yvonne Henry

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1951    license, recommended by Lewistown First

1954    admitted on trial

1954    ordained deacon

1957    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1953-56            student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

                             1953-54  assistant, Roselle Park NJ Community Church

1956-57           associate, York First

1957-59           New Bloomfield

1959-61           Altoona Broad Avenue

1961-62           Dillsburg

1962-66           Duncansville

1966-71            Canton

1971-73           Jersey Shore First

1973-79           Danville St. Paul’s

1979-81           Windsor Grace

                             1979-81  Freysville Zion

1981-84           Williamsport Calvary-Grace Parish

1984-90           Huntingdon Fifteenth Street

1990                retired

 

Note: Donald L. Winstead is listed in the 1966 Who’s Who in The Methodist Church, page 1451.

 



WINTER, DALE EDWARD

 

Born: 4-7-1943  Glen Gardner NJ                              married: Janet E. Morgan

Died: 5-11-1992                                                          obit:

 

1967    admitted on trial, Northern New York Conference: recommended by Hampton NJ

1967    ordained deacon, Northern New York Conference

1970    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: North Central New York Conference 1992, ?

 

1965-68           student, Crozier Theological Seminary in Chester PA

1968-69           ?

1969                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1969-73           Penn State United Campus Ministry in State College

1973-80           chaplain, Ithaca College in Ithaca NY

1980                transfer to Central New York Conference

1980-84           chaplain, Ithaca College

1984-90           Jacksonville



 

WISE, JACOB GEORGE

 

Born: 1-15-1866  Armstrong County PA                   married: Annie Hinderliter

Died: 1926  Rouzerville PA                                        obit:

 

1922    license

 

Interment: Thompsontown PA

Obit: [1926, 255]

 

1922-24           Thompsontown (ending 9/2/24)

1924-26           Rouzerville (beginning 9/4/24 – died during 2nd year)

 

Note:  Jacob G. Wise served as a local pastor.



 

WITCHEY, HARRY WESLEY

 

Born: 2-19-1898  Osceola Mills PA                            married: Mildred Florence Fickes

Died: 4-15-1960  Osceola Mills PA                            obit 1975, 168

 

1922  admitted on trial

 

Interment: Osceola Mills Cemetery, Osceola Mills PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1960, 249

 

1919-23           student, Dickinson College

                             1922-23  Boiling Springs

1923-26            student, Garrett Biblical Institute in Evanston IL

                             1925        Harmon, Rock River Conference (Jun-Sep)

1926-28           Cherry Tree-Emeigh

1928-29           Frankstown-Canoe Creek

1929-31           Birmingham

1931-33           Grampian-Lumber City

1933-36           Grampian-Mahaffey

1936-41           Austin

1941-45           North Bend-Farwell

1945-47           Petersburg-Alexandria

1947-48           Petersburg

1948-53           Trevorton-Irish Valley

1953-56           Williamsport Grace

1956-59           Montgomery

1959                retired

 



WITMAN, EDWIN HENRY

 

Born: 3-17-1855  Bloomsburg PA                              married: Lillian Edgett

Died: 10-22-1918  Marion PA                                    obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1932, 185

 

1882    admitted on trial, recommended by Wilkes Barre First

 

Interment: Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1919, 145

 

1882-83           Benton circuit

1883-84           West Shamokin

1884-86           Duboistown

1886-89           Osceola Mills

1889-90           Ramey

1890-93           West Clearfield

1893-98           Roaring Spring

1898-00           Patton

1900-02           Ashland

1902-04           Patton

1904-06           Austin

1906-09           Jersey Shore First

1909-11           Bellwood

1911-13           Curwensville

1913-18           Danville St. Paul’s

1918                retired

 

Note: Edwin H. Witman (1855) is the uncle of Edwin H. Witman (1895).  His daughter Eleanor Ewing Witman is the wife of James McKendree Reiley and the mother of William Witman Reiley. 

 



WITMAN, EDWIN HENRY

 

Born: 3-19-1895  Berwick PA                                    married: Mary Francis Grose

Died: 11-15-1971                                                        obit:

 

1919    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1919-20           Fayetteville-Greencastle

1920-24            student, Boston University School of Theology in Boston MA

                             1922-24  North Easton MA Central, New England Southern Conference

1924-25           Harrisburg Riverside

1925-30           State College Wesley Foundation

1930-32           Altoona Fairview

1932-35           Everett

1935-37           Curwensville

1937-39           York Duke Street

1838-43           Williamsport Newberry

1943-46           Sunbury St. John’s

1946-50           New Cumberland

1950                transfer to Southern California-Arizona Conference

 

Note: Edwin H. Witman (1895) is the brother of Harold E. Witman and a nephew of Edwin Henry Witman (1855).  He is the grandfather of Cynthia Witman (b. 1953, of the Minnesota Conference) and Jan Witman (b. 1958, of the Yellowstone Conference).  Mrs. Witman is the daughter of George Richmond Grose (1869-1953, president of DePauw and bishop) of the North Indiana Conference and a sister to Wilbur D. Grose (1901-1991) of the Minnesota Conference.  Edwin H. Witman is part of extended Ewing-Bowman-Reiley-Witman family that produced dozens of Methodist pastors over several generations.  A detailed listing of this family may be found in the Ewing files at the conference archives.
 


 

WITMAN, HAROLD EWING   

 

Born: 2-6-1891  Berwick PA                                      married: (never married)

Died: 8-3-1917  Chicago IL                                       obit:

 

1916  admitted on trial

 

Interment: Pine Grove Cemetery, Berwick PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1918, 143

 

1913-16           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

                             1915-16  Lake Hopatcong, Newark Conference

1916-17           Home & Foreign Mission Board, New York City

 

Note: Harold E. Witman is the brother of Edwin H. Witman (1895).  An obituary also appears in the 8/13/1917 Christian Advocate, page 881.  He is part of extended Ewing-Bowman-Reiley-Witman family that produced dozens of Methodist pastors over several generations.  A detailed listing of this family may be found in the Ewing files at the conference archives.

 



WOLF, DAVID

 

Born: 8-19-1821  Bedford County PA                       married:

Died: 4-9-1875  Mt. Smith PA                                   obit:

 

1843    license, recommended by Bedford circuit

1845    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

1847    ordained deacon

1850    ordained elder

 

Interment: Mount Smith, Bedford County PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1876, 57

 

1845-46           Concord circuit

1846-47           Deerfield

1847-48           Floyd circuit

1848-49           Indian Creek

1849                retired

                             1857  charter member of East Baltimore Conference

                             1868  charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: A biographical sketch for David Wolf is given in Armstrong’s The Old Baltimore Conference, page 489.



 

WOLFGANG, RALPH THOMAS

 

Born: 9-9-1895  Tyrone PA                                        married: Frances Louise Guinn

Died:12-6-1988  Merchantville NJ                             obit: [11/28/1892 – 5/?/1979]

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

Note:  Ralph T. Wolfgang has a file with the Board of Ordained Ministry for the first and second years of the Conference Course of Study.  The file is dated 6/16/1932 and he is listed as being from Tyrone.  There is no mention of him in the conference journals, and he went on be a pastor in the Episcopal Church – serving in Juniata in the 1940’s and becoming the official historian of the area’s diocese.  A graduate of Tyrone High School and Juniata College, he taught history at Tyrone High School 1918-30 before considering the ordained ministry.  He is the author of “A Short History of Tyrone Borough (1850-1950).”



 

WOMER, GEORGE SYLVESTER

 

Born: 11-9-1858  Osceola Mills PA                            married: Angeline Freeman Blake

Died: 8-4-1938  Roaring Spring PA                           Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1924, 150

                                                                                    married2: Ruth Stroup

1896    admitted on trial                                             obit2:

 

Interment: Kane Cemetery

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1939, 219

 

1896-98           Catawissa circuit

1898-00           Nescopeck

1900-02           Dillsburg-Wellsville

1902-04           Ogden Mission, Utah

1904-09           Hollidaysburg

1909-11           Danville St. Paul’s

1911-14           Mount Union

1914-19           Huntingdon First

1919-20           Hazleton St. Paul’s

1920-25           Shamokin Lincoln Street

1925-27           Harrisburg Epworth

1927-31           Roaring Spring

1931-38           Philipsburg

1938                retired

 



WONNER, EMANUEL WALTERSDORF

 

Born: 5-11-1849  York County PA.                           married: Anna Amelia McCurdy

Died: 6-8-1899  York Springs PA                              obit: [died 1926]

 

1875    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Rock Chapel Cemetery, Adams County PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1900, 113

 

1874-76           York Springs

1876-77           Cove (Fulton County)

1877-79           Fort Louden

1880-82           Pleasant Gap

1882-85           Clearfield circuit

1885-87           Lumber City

1887-90           Great Island

1890-94           Wallaceton

1894-97           Glen Hope

1897-99           York Springs



 

WOOD, GERALD HEWITT JR

 

Born: 5-17-1927  Oil City PA                                                married: Jacqueline Marie Crum

Died: 12-17-1988                                                        obit: [d. 1966]

                                                                                    married2: Dorine Myers

1968     license,                                                           obit2:

            recommended by Dundalk of the Baltimore Conference

1975    ordained deacon

1975    admitted as associate member

1977    admitted on trial [toward full membership]

1980    ordained elder

 

Interment: National Cemetery, Baltimore MD

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1989, 481

 

1968-76           Knoxville

1976-79           York Haven

1979-83           Milroy

1983-85           Altoona Trinity

1985-88           Duncannon

 



WOOD, ISAAC L.

 

Born: 10-21-1861                                                        married:

Died: 3-7-1940                                                            obit:

 

?          New York East Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: North-East Ohio Conference 1940, 133

 

1905                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1905-10           Harrisburg Grace

1910                transfer to New Jersey Conference



 

WOOD, J.D.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1889-90           Mill Hall

 

Note: J.D. Wood served as a local pastor.

 



WOOD, JOHN ALLEN JR.

 

Born: 1-1-1854                                                            married: Ida Lewis Peiry

Died: 2-5-1935  CA                                                    obit:

 

1878    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit: Latin America Mission Conference 1935, 46

 

1878-79           Martinsburg

1879-80           Pleasant Gap

1880-83           Lewisberry

1883-84           Helfenstein-Gordon

1884-86           Gordon

1886-90           Williamsport Third Street.

1890-92           Lock Haven

1892-96           Everett

1896-00           Curwensville

1900-03           Tyrone First

1903-06           Bellefonte

1907                transfer to Southern California Conference

1919                retired



 

WOOD, JOSEPH

 

Born: 1-28-1914                                                          married:

Died: 6-28-1987                                                          obit:

 

1955    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit: West Michigan Conference 1988, ?

 

1955-57           Littlestown

1957                transfer to Pittsburgh Conference

1957-59           Mount Pleasant

1959                transfer to Michigan Conference

1959-61           Leslie

                        Cassopolis



 

WOOD, WILLIAM N.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1950-53           Clearfield Parish (beginning 9/1/1950)

 

Note: William N. Wood served as a local pastor.  He is otherwise unknown.



 

WOODCOCK, EVERETT LEROY

 

Born: 8-29-1918  Meadville PA                                 married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1943    admitted on trial, Erie Conference

1943    ordained deacon, Erie Conference

1944    ordained elder, Erie Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1941-44           student, Westminster Theological Seminary in Westminster MD

                             1941-44  Harrisonville, Central Pennsylvania Conference (ending 9/1/44)

1944-49           missionary, Belgian Congo Africa (beginning 9/1/44)

1949                transfer to Southern Congo Conference

 

Note: Everett L. Woodcock received the 1989 Distinguished Service Award from Muskingum, from which he graduated in 1941.  He wrote an article on the Congo in the May 2005 LINK, page 5.      



 

WOODCOCK, JAY RALPH

 

Born: 11-22-1876  Williamsport PA                           married: Mabel Thompson [6/10/1908]

Died:                                                                           obit: [b. 6/4/1878]

 

1902    admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1902-04           Loyalsock

1904                discontinued at own request

                        became a Presbyterian minister

                         Syracuse East Genesee Street

 

Note: Jay R. Woodcock is the son of John A. Woodcock.  Some biographical information on Jay R. Woodcock appears in the Ministerial Qualifications Book, page 30.  He apparently later went by the name Rev. John Ralph Woodcock.



 

WOODCOCK, JOHN ALEXANDER

 

Born: 6-13-1841  Bedford County PA           married: Anna C. Forbes

Died: 12-4-1895  Bellefonte PA                     obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1933, 201

 

1866    license, recommended by Fort Littleton circuit

1867    admitted on trial, East Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Union Cemetery, Bellefonte PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1896, 100

 

1867-68           Woodbury

1868                charter member of Central Pennsylvania Conference

1868-69           Manor Hill

1869-70           Logan Valley

1870-71           Greencastle

1871-74           Mifflinburg

1874-76           Watsontown

1876-78           Williamsport Price Chapel

1878-80           Osceola

1880-83           Milesburg-Unionville

1883-84           Mechanicsburg

1884                on leave for health reasons

 

Note: John A. Woodcock is the father of Jay R. Woodcock.



 

WORKMAN, EDGAR JOHN

 

Born: 1-9-1911  Orbisonia PA                                    married:

Died: 1-18-1998  Mount Union PA                            obit:

 

Interment:

Obit: [in biographical files]

 

1956-58           New Millport (beginning 6/1/1956)

1964-73           accountant, Motel 22 near Mapleton Depot

                        owner, Workman’s Economy Store in Rockhill Furnace

 

Note: Edgar J. Workman served as a local pastor.  He satisfactorily completed the studies for a license to preach in 1955 through The Methodist Correspondence School at Emory University in Atlanta GA.  He was a member and long-time Sunday School teacher in the Orbisonia church.

 



WORLEY, JOHN WESLEY

 

Born: 8-20-1852  Carbon County PA                         married: Tacy A. Frants

Died: 1-23-1914  Mill Hall PA                                   obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1927, 534

 

1876    admitted on trial, East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

1878    ordained deacon, East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

1880    ordained elder, East Pennsylvania Conference of the Evangelical Association

 

Interment: Stroudsburg PA

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1914, 126

 

1876-77           Sterling circuit

1877-78           Pleasant Valley circuit

1878-79           Bath and Ackermantown

1879-80           Wayne

1880-83           Mount Carmel

1883-86           Wilkes Barre

1886-88           Brownstown

1888-94           ?                     

1894-95           Lititz

1895-98           Weissport

1898                granted his credentials, page 35

1898-03           ?

1903-04           Weissport

1904-05           Hazleton

1905                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1905-12           Mifflinville

1912                transfer to East Pennsylvania Conference of the United Evangelical Church

1912-13           Lititz

1913                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1913-14           Mill Hall

 

United Evangelical Churches served:  Mount Carmel, Wilkes Barre, Bethlehem, Slatington, Weissport, Hazleton, Lititz

 

Note: This surname is also rendered WOEHRLE.  Following the 1891-94 split in the Evangelical Association, John W. Worley identified with the United Evangelical faction.  Some years are uncertain, but he is also reported to have served at Bethlehem and at Slatington.  Some biographical information on John W. Worley appears in the Ministerial Qualifications Book, page 57. 



 

WURSTER, STEPHEN  HARRY

 

Born: 2-19-41  Williamsport PA                                 married: Jean Elizabeth Miller

Died: 8-?-1992                                                            obit:

 

1964    admitted on trial

1964    ordained deacon

1967    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1964-67           student, Drew Theological Seminary in Madison NJ

1967-71           at school

1971-77           faculty, Ball State University

1977                honorable location

                       

1981-92           president, Catawba College



 

WYMAN, GARDINER  EVERETT

 

Born: 10-20-1926  Wilton WI                                                married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1953    admitted on trial

1953    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1951-52           Vira (beginning 10/51)

1954-56           Kulpmont

1956                transfer to Rock River Conference

 

Note: In 2003, Gardiner E. Wyman is listed as a retired member of the Northern Illinois Conference.

 



WYNN, RAYMOND A.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1956    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1956-58           Picture Rocks

1958-63           Jerseytown

1963-70           Elysburg

1970                “transfer” by boundary change to Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

 

Note: Raymond A. Wynn served as a local pastor.