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RACE, JAMES LEE

 

Born: 7-4-1830  Richmond, England                         married: Jane Humble

Died: 9-29-1910  Fairmont WV                                 obit: Wyoming Conference

                                                                                    married2: Harriet Elizabeth Wright

1846    local preacher’s license, Richmond [Eng]       obit2: Wyoming Conference 1927, 131

1866    ordained local deacon

1868    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Dunmore Cemetery, Dunmore PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1911, 102

 

1849-51           Richmond circuit

1851-53           First London circuit

1853-54           evangelistic work, Reformed Methodists

1854-55           Hoxham circuit, Reformed Methodists

1855-56           Shotley Bridge circuit

1856-58           Grantham circuit

1858                emigrated to America

1858-60           Lackawaxen, Wyoming Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1860-61           Moscow

1861-62           Paupack

1862-63           Ararat

1863-65           Damascus

1865-68           Bethany

1868-70           Beach Pond

1870-71           Waymart

1871-74           Tunkhannock

1874-77           Nicholson

1877-79           Smyrna

1879-82           Plains

1882-85           New Milford

1885-86           Marathon and Killawog

1886-89           Mehoopany

1889-91           Lehman

1891-95           Lackawanna

1895-98           Scranton Cedar Avenue

1898-10           Rendham

1910-11           Scranton Tripp Park

1911                retired

 

Note: James L. Race is the son of British local preacher David Race and the father of John H. Race.  The second Mrs. Race was the former Harriet E. Abbott.  A biographical sketch of James L. Race appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 386.



 

RACE, JOHN H.

 

Born: 3-10-1862  Paupack PA                                    married: Alice Bannister

Died: 10-14-1954                                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1941, 166

 

1884    local preacher’s license, Kingston

1888    ordained local deacon

1890    admitted on trial, New Jersey Conference

 

Interment: Floral Park Cemetery, Binghamton NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1955, 2059

 

1886-90           student, Princeton University

                             1890  Island Heights (part year)

1890-95           faculty, Wyoming Seminary

1894-95           Binghamton Centenary, Wyoming Conference

1895                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1895-98           Binghamton Centenary

1898-13           chancellor, U.S. Grant University [U of TN at Chattanooga]

1913-37           publishing agent, Methodist Episcopal Church

1937-44           publishing agent emeritus, Methodist Church

1944                retired

 

Note: John H. Race is the son of James L. Race.  A biographical sketch of John H. Race appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 387.



 

RACE, JOHN H.

 

Born: 3-10-1862  Paupack PA                                    married: Alice Bannister

Died: 10-14-1954                                                        obit: Wyoming Conference 1941, 166

 

1884    local preacher’s license, Kingston

1888    ordained local deacon

1890    admitted on trial, New Jersey Conference

 

Interment: Floral Park Cemetery, Binghamton NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1955, 2059

 

1886-90           student, Princeton University

                             1890  Island Heights (part year)

1890-95           faculty, Wyoming Seminary

1894-95           Binghamton Centenary, Wyoming Conference

1895                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1895-98           Binghamton Centenary

1898-13           chancellor, U.S. Grant University [U of TN at Chattanooga]

1913-37           publishing agent, Methodist Episcopal Church

1937-44           publishing agent emeritus, Methodist Church

1944                retired

 

Note: John H. Race is the son of James L. Race.  A biographical sketch of John H. Race appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 387.



 

RAHM, PENELOPE M.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1981    ordained, American Baptist Church

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

                        Central New York Conference

1983-88           Savona Federated (ending 12/31/1987)

1988-89           Flemingville, Wyoming Conference (beginning 9/1/1988)

1989-91           Tioga Center, Wyoming Conference

1991                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1991-98           Tioga Center

1998-05           Wilkes-Barre Central

2005-08           Greene

2008-10           Wyalusing

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

RANSOM, JARED CUMSTOCK

                                  

Born: 5-24-1803  Warren NY                                     married: Ann Amanda Cook
Died: 7-5-1882  Oxford NY                                       obit: [d. 12/25/1828]

                                                                                    married2: Mary Preston

1834    exhorter’s license                                            obit2: [d. 12/28/1858]

1836    local pastor’s license

1836    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

 

Interment: Oxford NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1883, 47

 

1835-37           Sharon

1837038          Brookfield

1838-39           Otego

1839-41           Chenango

1841-42           Otego

1842-43           Butternuts

1843-50           on leave

1850                retired

     1869  transfer to Wyoming Conference by boundary change

 

Note:  A brief biography of Jared C. RANSON [sic] appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 234



 

RARICH, JEFFREY LEE

 

Born:                                                                           married: Karen _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

                                                                                    married2: Suzanne _____

                                                                                    obit2:

1977    admitted on trial, Central Pennsylvania Conference: recommended by Berwick Bethany

1977    ordained deacon

1981    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1977-79           student, Trinity Theological Seminary in Deerfield IL

1979                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1979-85           Maple Grove

1985-91           Wallenpaupack Area

1991-99           Paupack (ending 2/15/1999)

1999-07           director, New York Conference UM Foundation (beginning 2/12/1999)

2007-09           director of planned giving, Guideposts Foundation

2009-10           associate director for special gifts, Salvation Army Eastern Territory          

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

REED, FITCH

 

Born: 3-28-1795  Ithaca NY                                       married: Almeda Dana [2/20/1823]

Died: 10-10-1871                                                        obit: [2/19/1799 – ?]

 

1815    local preacher’s license

1817    admitted on trial, New York Conference

1817    ordained deacon

1819    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit: Central New York Conference 1872, 46

 

1820                charter member of Genesee Conference

1820-21           York [Canada]           

1828                transfer to New York Conference

                        Rhinebeck

                        New York City

                        Brooklyn

                        Poughkeepsie

1848                transfer to Oneida Conference

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852                transfer to Oneida Conference

1856-57           superintendent, Auburn District

1857-58           Ithaca Seneca Street

1862                retired

    1869  charter member of Central New York Conference



 

REESE, THOMAS McCLEARY

 

Born: 7-18-1820  Baltimore MD                                married: Elizabeth Ann Parrish

Died: 3-27-1882  Altoona PA                                    obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1907, 119

 

1842    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

 

Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Baltimore MD

Obit: Central Pennsylvania Conference 1883, 74

 

1842-43           Milton circuit

1843-45           Gettysburg

1845-46           Shippensburg

1846-47           West River

1847-49           Washington DC McKendree Chapel

1849-51           Staunton VA

1851-53           East Baltimore

1853-55           Baltimore Fayette Street

1855-57           Danville

1857                charter member of East Baltimore Conference

1857-59           Frederick City

1859-60           Lewisburg

1860-64           superintendent, Northumberland District

1864-66           Espy – Light Street

1866-69           Williamsport Pine Street

1869                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1869-72           Wilkes-Barre

1872                transfer to Central Pennsylvania Conference

1872-73           Chambersburg First [St. Paul’s]

1873-77           superintendent, Altoona District

1877-80           Shamokin

1880-81           Harrisburg St. Paul’s

1881-82           Altoona Chestnut Avenue

1882                on leave

 

Note: Thomas M. Reese is the brother of Aquila A. Reese (1812-1878) and Philip B. Reese (1811-1880), and son of prominent local preacher John Lee Reese, all of the Baltimore Conference, and the father of William W. Reese (1846-1924) of the Central Pennsylvania Conference.  A biographical sketch is given in Armstrong’s The Old Baltimore Conference, page 440.  An obituary is also given in the 4/1/1882 Conference News, front page. 



 

REESE, WILLIAM HENRY

 

Born: 2-3-1844  Clifton Springs NY                          married: Ella Parsell

Died: 12-20-1932                                                        obit: Genesee Conference 1935, 779

 

1874    admitted on trial, Northern New York Conference

 

Interment:

Obit: Genesee Conference 1933, 315

 

1875-78           Clinton

1878-81           Rome

1881-84           Ilion

1884-87           Watertown

1887                transfer to St. Louis Conference

1887-92           Kansas City Dundee Place

1892                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1892-93           Wilkes-Barre Central

1893                transfer to Genesee Conference

1893-95           principal, Genesee Wesleyan Seminary

1895-00           Coudersport PA

1900-01           Lockport

1901-05           Corning First

1905-09           Wellsboro PA

1909-11           Medina


 

REID, MARGARET L.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1975    license

1984    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1986    ordained deacon

1988    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1975-79           Huntsville

1979-84           (not appointed)

1984-86           Courtdale (ending 2/1986); associate, Tunkhannock (beginning 2/86)

1986-89           associate, Tunkhannock – Beaver Meadows

1989-91           associate, Tunkhannock – Eatonville

1991-94           Eatonville

1994                retired

    2010  transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

REID, WILLIAM W. JR.

 

Born: 11-12-1923                                                        married:

Died: 3-27-2007                                                          obit:

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 2007,180

 

 

Note: William W. Reid is the author of two hymn texts in the United Methodist Hymnal: #435 O God of Every Nation, #443 O God Who Shaped Creation.


 

REIDY, ROBERT HENRY

 

Born: 5-10-1870  Wittten Gilbert, England    married: Jennie Garnett

Died: 5-5-1911  Des Moines IA                                 obit:

 

1899    ordained local deacon

1901    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Wyoming Cemetery, Wyoming PA

Obit: Northwest Iowa Conference 1911, 112

 

1899-01           student, Drew Theological Seminary

1901                Old Forge (ending October)

1901                transfer to Northwest Iowa Conference (October)

1901-03           Milford    

1903-07           Laurens

1907-11           Rockwell City

 

Note: The Reidy family entered the USA 4/4/1888 and settled in Wyoming PA. 


 

REILLY, BETTY J.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1984    license, recommended by Hamlin Centenary

1990    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1984-92           Sterling (beginning 8/1/1984)

1992-99           Plains

1999-01           Hawleyton

2001                retired

                            2001-10  Scranton Myrtle Street

    2010       transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

REINFURT, FREDERICK WILLIAM

 

Born: 7-8-1905  Arlington PA                                    married: Catherine Marguerite Partridge

Died: 2-23-1992                                                          obit: Wyoming Conference 1982, 227

                                                                                    married2: Larissa G. _____

1931    admitted on trial                                             obit2: [6/?/1911 – 9/?/2008]

 

Interment: Sand Hill Cemetery, Unadilla NY

Obit:  Wyoming Conference 1992, 362

 

1931-33           student, Dickinson College

1933-36           student, Drew Theological Seminary

   1933-36  Jackson

1936-38           Candor

1938-40           Wilkes-Barre Parrish Street

1940-42           ?, Florida Conference

1942-43           Leroy, Genesee Conference

1943-54           Scranton Providence

1945-52           Dallas

1952-57           Unadilla

1957-60           Athens

1960-66           Binghamton Centenary

1966-68           Moscow

1968-71           Carbondale

1971                retired

                            1971-79  Sand Hill



 

REYNOLDS, C.S.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1866-67           Hawletton and Brackneyville



 

REYNOLDS, CHARLES H.

 

Born: 2-17-1867  Philadelphia PA                              married: Nellie Beilby

Died: 6-9-1940  Deposit NY                                      obit: Wyoming Conference 1949, 224

 

1890    local preacher’s license, Philadelphia Scott

1892    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Deposit NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1941, 163

 

1891-92           North Sanford

1892-94           Ouaquaga

1894-96           Davenport Center

1896-99           Sidney Center

1899-01           Clark's Summit

1901-03           Sanitaria Springs

1903-07           Binghamton Oak Street

1907-08           conference evangelist

1908                withdrew to enter the Congregational ministry

1908-20           Congregational Church

1920                re-admitted to the Wyoming Conference

1920-24           Wilkes-Barre St. Andrews

1924-27           Wyalusing

1927-31           Wanamie-Alden

1931                retired

 

Note: A biographical sketch of Charles H. Reynolds appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 389.



 

REYNOLDS, NELSON SINSEBAUGH

                                  

Born: 4-13-1832  Greenfield NY                               married: Delia Boyer Swift
Died: 9-11-1890  Nichols NY                                    obit: Wyoming Conference 1909, 122

 

1859    local preacher’s license

1863    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1866    ordained deacon

 

Interment: 
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1891, 79

 

1862-63           Page Brook

1863-64           Cherry Ridge

1864-66           Tallmansville

1866-69           Damascus

1869-72           Hawley

1872-73           Berkshire

1873-75           Candor

1875-76           Sidney Plains

1876-78           Bainbridge

1878-80           Worcester

1880-81           New Berlin

1881-83           Mount Upton

1883-86           Plains

1886-88

1888-90           Nichols

1890                Castle Rock

 

Note:  A brief biography of Nelson S. Reynolds appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 234.



 

RICE, CHARLES LANE

                                  

Born: 10-22-1827  Trucksville PA                              married: Ann Louise Wells
Died: 5-23-1903  Cortland NY                                  obit: Wyoming Conference 1903, 111

 

1847    exhorter’s license

1849    local preacher’s license

1850    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

1852    ordained deqacon

1854    ordained elder

 

Interment: Cypress Hill Cemetery, Brooklyn NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1904, 106

 

1849-50           Mount Pleasant and Bethany

1850-51           Lackawaxen

1851-52           Springville

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-53           Springville

1853-54           Newton

1854-56           Northmoreland

1856-58           Hawley

1858-60           Waymart

1860-61           Carverton

1861-63           Plymouth

1863-65           Dunmore

1865-67           Waymart

1867-83           on leave

1883-86           Paupack

1886-89           North Fenton and New Ohio

1889-93           Lanesboro

1893-94           Union Center

1894-95           Binghamton Oak Street

1895                retired

 

Note:  Charles L. Rice is the son of Jacob Rice.  A brief biography of Charles Lane Rice appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 235.



 

RICE, JACOB

                                  

Born: 6-30-1783  York PA                                         married: Sarah Cooke
Died: 12-18-1858  Luzerne PA                                  obit: [3/28/1785 – 10/9/1863]

 

1834    local pastor’s license

1843    ordained local deacon

 

Interment: Cedar Crest Cemetery, Trucksville PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference

 

Note:  Jacob Rice is the father of Charles L. Rice, John P. Rice, and Margaret Amanda Reed Rice Mumford, wife of Lyman Mumford.  Jacob served as a local pastor.   He is the considered the founder of the Trucksville UMC, whose first (1844) building was erected on his land and informally called the Rice Church.  Some sources give his birthplace as New Jersey.



 

RICE JOHN PRUTZMAN

                                  

Born: 8-22-1805  Knowlton NJ                                  married: Sarah Ann Kunkle
Died: 7-27-1886                                                          obit: [11/23/1807 – 19/26/1866]

 

license

 

Interment: 
Obit:

 

Note:  John P. Rice is the son of Jacob Rice.  He served as a local pastor.HeH



RICHARDS, ROGER G.

 

Born: 2-1-1952                                                            married: Pegg Ainslie

Died:                                                                           obit:

                                                                                    married2: Lisa _____

1975    admitted on trial, Texas Conference   obit2:

1978    ordained deacon, Nebraska Conference

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1975-77           student

1977                transfer to Nebraska Conference

1977-80           Cozad First

1980-83           Loup Cooperative Parish       

1983                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1983-88           Carverton

1988-92           associate, Vestal

1992-03           Tunkhannock

2003-10           Endwell

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference

 

Note: Roger G. Richards was married to Pegg Ainslie-Richards and was for a time listed as Roger G. Ainslie-Richards.


 

RICHARDSON, ALBERT B.

 

Born: 1842                                                                  married:

Died: 6-22-1921                                                          obit:

 

admitted on trial

 

Interment:

Obit: Newark Conference 1922, 170

 

1885-88           Oneonta

1889                transfer to New Jersey Conference

1889-               Camden Centenary

 

 

Note: Albert B. Richardson is a cousin to James Benge.


 

RICHARDSON, PHILLIP H.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2007    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2007-10           Hop Bottom

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Phillip H. Richardson served as a local preacher.

 


 

RICKETTS, MARY L.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Michael K. Willis

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1984    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1985    ordained deacon

1988    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1984-85           Exeter Center

1985-88           Edmeston

1988-91           Huntsville

1991-01           associate, Tunkhannock

2001-10           associate Vestal

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference



 

RIDGLEY, BENJAMIN J.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1944    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1944    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference

 

                        Wyoming Conference

1944                transfer to New Jersey Conference (9/23/1944)

1944                transfer to Wyoming Conference (9/25/1944)



 

RIPLEY, BENJAMIN P.

 

Born: 7-18-1853  Morris NY                          married: Helen Laura Collins

Died: 1-4-1916                                                            obit: Wyoming Conference 1939, 596

 

1872    exhorter’s license

1874    local preacher’s license

1875    admitted on trial

?          ordained

 

Interment: Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1916, 107

 

1874-75           Unadilla [Wells Bridge]

1875-76           Wells Bridge

1876-78           Laurens

1878-81           Garrattsville

1881-84           Fly Creek

1884-87           Westford

1887-91           Windsor

1891-94           Unadilla

1894-99           Cooperstown

1899-01           Marathon

1901-05           Forty Fort

1905-07           Mount Upton

1907-12           Hawley

1912-16           Lestershire

 

Note: Benjamin P. Ripley is a brother to Nelson B. Ripley.  A biographical sketch of Benjamin P. Ripley appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 389.



 

RIPLEY, NELSON B.

 

Born: 1-16-1860  Morris NY                                      married: Emma Augusta Shepherd

Died: 3-29-1937  Milford NY                                    obit: Wyoming Conference 1936, 859

 

1877    exhorter’s license

1878    local preacher’s license

1882    admitted on trial

1882    ordained deacon

 

Interment: Milford NY

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1937, 146

 

1882-84           Westville

1884-87           Portlandville

1887-92           Afton

1892-97           Milford

1897-99           Schenevus

1899-05           Otego

1905-11           Binghamton Fairview

1911-12           Scranton Court Street

1912-22           Milford

1922                retired

 

Note: Nelson B. Ripley is a brother to Benjamin P. Ripley.  A biographical sketch of Nelson B. Ripley appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 390.



 

ROBERTS, BARBARA J.

 

Born:                                                                           married: John Roberts

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2001 license, recommended by Moosic

 

Interment:

Obit:

2001-02           Wilkes-Barre Abbott

2002-09           Plains

2009-10           Moosic

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Barbara J. Roberts served as a local preacher.



 

ROBERTS, DONALD ALAN SR.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Louise _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1972    license, Wyoming Conference

1984    ordained deacon

1986    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1973-80           Pleasant Mount (beginning 8/1973)

1980-85           Waymart

1985-92           Wyoming

1992-98           Sidney

1998-10           Forty Fort

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

ROBERTS, EARL W. III

 

Born:                                                                           married: Anne _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1973    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1973    ordained deacon

1976    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1973-75           student, Drew Univserity School of Theology

1975-78           Maple Grove

1978-80           associate, Vestal

1980-86           Newton

1986-92           Sayre

1992-97           Oneonta Elm Park (ending 1/18/1997)

1995-05           on leave (beginning 3/1/1997 and ending 12/31/2004)

2005-07           chaplain, White Haven Center of Danville State Hospital (beginning 1/1/2005)

2007-09           Unadilla

2008-10           Dallas

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

ROBERTS, ELI FULLER

                                  

Born: 3-26-1826  near Honesdale PA                         married: Catharine DeWitt
Died: 1-21-1882  Meshoppen PA                               obit: Wyoming Conference 1894, 85

 

1850    exhorter’s license

1852    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1855    ordained deacon

1858    ordained elder

 

Interment: Overfield Cemetery, Meshoppen PA
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1882, 44

 

1850-51           Abington

1851-52           Newton

1852-54           Springville

1854-56           Mehoopany

1856-57           located

1857-59           Rome

1859-60           Orwell

1860-62           LeRaysville

1862-63           Candor

1863-66           chaplain, US Army

1866-68           Sterlingville

1868-69           Mehoopany

1869-70           Skinner’s Eddy

1870-71           living in Meshoppen

1871-72           North Danby

1872-75           Hawley

1875-76           Tioga and Halsey Valley

1876-78           Wyalusing

1878                retired

 

Note:  A brief biography of Eli Fuller Roberts appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 236.



 

ROBERTS, GAYLE

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1990    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

1992    ordained deacon

1997    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1990-92           Lisle (beginning 10/22/1990)

1992-94           Springville (ending 3/31/1994)

1994-95           on leave (beginning 4/1/1994)

1995-99           Wyalusing

1999-00           Peckville

2000-10           on leave

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

ROBERTS, WILLIAM

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1851    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

1853    ordained deacon

1855    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-54           Osborne Hollow

1853-55           Windsor

1855-56           Harpersville

1856-57           Page Brook

1857-58           Choconut

1858-59           Lanesboro

1859                withdrew



 

ROBINSON, KINGSLEY BENJAMIN

 

Born:                                                                           married: Cindy

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1991    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1991-94           Coventry (beginning 10/1/1991)

1994-03           Gibson

2003-10           Rome

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Kingsley B. Robinson served as a local preacher.



 

ROBINSON, LORI ANN

 

Born:                                                                           married: Miles Robinson

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2008    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2008-09           Eatonville

2009-10           Eatonville – chaplain. Tunkhannock UM Manor

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Lori Ann Robinson served as a local preacher.



 

ROCKWELL, DAVID A.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Mary

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1968    admitted on trial, Baltimore Conference

1969    ordained deacon

1973    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1968-68           student

1969-72           student, Wesley Theological Seminary

                            1969-72  Piney Plains

1972                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1972-74           associate, Oneonta First

1974-83           Grene

1983-89           Oneonta Elm Park

1989-94           Endicott First

1994-00           Owego

2000-07           Nimmonsburg

2007                retired

    2010  charter member of Upper New York Conference



 

ROCKWELL, THOMAS BURR

                                  

Born: 8-21-1808  Ridgefield CT                                married: Caroline Laura Hyatt
Died: 5-16-1884  Batavia IL                                      obit: [1/10/1810 – 4/8/1872]

                                                                                    married2: Laura C. Curtis

1837    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference            obit2:

 

Interment: 
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1885, 56

 

1837-38           Tully

1838-39           Scott

1839-40           Owasco mission

1840-41           Smyrna

1841-43           New Hartford

1843-45           Vernon Center

1845-47           Warren

1847-49           Deansville

1849-51           Vernon

1851-53           Verona

1853-54           Lennox

1854-56           on leave for health reasons

1856                New Woodstock

1856                moved to Illinois for health reasons

                                       supplied charges in Rock River Conference

     1869  transfer to Wyoming Conference by boundary change

 

Note:  Thomas Burr Rockwell is the father of Lyman Eddy Rockwell (1848-1918) of the Northwest Kansas Conference and of missionary to India Sarah Minerva Rockwell Downey Thoburn (1831-1862), the wife of missionary James Mills Thoburn (1836-1922) who was elected a bishop in 1888.  A brief biography of T.B. Rockwell appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 237.



 

ROGERS, GURDEN B.

 

Born: 10-1-1821                                                          married: Juliana Tucker [6/9/1844]

Died: 10-20-1910                                                        obit: [9/5/1819 – 11/18/1878]

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Celia Newton [1891]

1851    local preacher’s license, Brooklyn                   obit2:

1856    ordained local deacon

 

Interment: Old Brooklyn Cemetery, Brooklyn PA

Obit:

 

1853-54           Dundaff

1860-61           Foster, West Nicholson, Heart Lake & Alford [see Chaffee, page 496]

1894-97           East Bridgewater [see Chaffee, page 496]

 

Note: Gurdon B. Rogers lived in Brooklyn, where he was as a justice of the peace, and served as a local preacher.



 

ROMMEL, VAL M.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Amy

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1995    license

2002    ordained deacon

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1995-96           Nanticoke NY

1996-06           Nichols

2006-10           Bethany (Wayne County)

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

ROOF, HARRY C.

 

Born: 8-2-1891                                                            married: Lena Graham

Died: 12-15=1972                                                       obit: Wyoming Conference 1989, 368

 

license

 

Interment:

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1973, 285

 

1919-28           Thornhurst – Pocono Lake

1928-30           Pocono Lake

1930-59           South Sterling

1959                retired

                            1962-63  Lakeville

 

Note: Harry C. Roof served as an approved supply pastor.


 

ROOT, CHARLES K.

 

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1961-63           Scranton Providence

1963-64           Mount Upton

 

Note: Charles K. Root served as a local preacher.


 

ROSE, DEBORAH R.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Dave Rose

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2002    license

2004    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

2007    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2002-03           McClure NY and Hale Eddy

2003-04           McClure NY and North Sanford

2004-09           Montrose

2009                retired

     2010  transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change



 

ROSE, RODNEY SANFORD

                                  

Born: 2-6-1819  Exeter, NY                                       married: Esther Thurston
Died: 12-14-1900  Candor NY                                   obit: [1/1/1823 – 10/2/1859]

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Mary Kinney

1841    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference            obit2: [d. 7/12/1860]

                                                                                    married3: Mary Louisa Ward

Interment:                                                                   obit3: Wyoming Conference 1905, 117
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1901, 101

 

1841-43           Bainbridge

1843-44           New Berlin

1844-45           Chenango

1845-46           Windsor

1846-47           Great Bend

1847-49           Vestal

1849-51           Broome

1851-52           Sanford

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-53           Sanford

1853-55           Mount Pleasant

1855-57           Salem

1857-59           Shepherd’s Creek

1859-61           Berkshire

1861-62           Van Ettenville

1862-64           Caroline

1864-66           Flemingville

1866-69           Lackawanna

1869-71           Newton

1871-74           Springville

1874-76           Orwell

1876                retired

 

Note:  Rodney S. Rose is the father of Olin Ward Rose (1863-1940) of the Illinois Conference.  A brief biography of Rodney S. Rose appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 238.  The second Mrs. Rose was the widow of _____ Kinney of the Genesee Conference.



 

ROSKELLY, THOMAS C.

                                

Born:                                                                           married:

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1874    admitted on trial

1874    ordained deacon

1877    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1874-76           Coventry

1876-79           Nanticoke

1879-80           Rush

1880-83           Thompson

1883-86           Lanesboro

1886-88           North Sanford

1888                located

1888                “transfer” to the Presbyterian Church, Synod of New York

1888-92           Newfield

1892                “transfer” to Central New York Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church

1892-94           Freeville and West Dryden

 

Note: Thomas C. Roskelly was investigated in 1886, page 28, but the evidence was “insufficient to warrant further investigation.”  The charges were not specified.



 

ROUND, WILLIAM

                                  

Born: 3-5-1803  Richfield NY                                    married: Sarah Ann Carr
Died: 9-5-1881  Manassas VA                                   obit: Wyoming Conference 1892, 99

 

1828    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference

 

Interment: 
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1882, 42

 

1828-29           Fabius

1829                charter member of Oneida Conference

1829-30           Mentz

1830-32           Lebanon

1832-34           Chenango

1834-35           Hamilton

1836-36           Winfield

1836-38           Otsego

1838-40           Wyoming

1840-41           Bridgewater

1841-42           Springville

1842-43           Pittston

1843-45           Brooklyn

1845-47           Montrose

1847-49           Barton

1849-52           Candor

1851-52           Windsor

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-53           Windsor

1853-55           Page Brook

1855-57           Gibson

1857-59           Conklin

1859-61           Castle Creek

1861-63           Windsor

1863                retired

                             1863-64  Page Brook

                             1866-67  Windsor

                             1868-70  Hawleyton

 

Note:  A brief biography of William Round appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 239.



 

ROUNDS, NELSON

 

Born: 5-4-1807  NY                                                    married: Mary Comfort [3/26/1835]

Died: 1-2-1874  Union Bridge WA                            obit: [1817 – 1893]

 

1831    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

1833    ordained deacon

1835    ordained elder

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1831-32           Binghamton

1832-33           Green

1833-34           Homer

1834-35           Vernon Centre

1835-36           Cazenovia

1836-38           faculty, Oneida Conference Seminary

1838-40           superintendent, Cayuga District

1840-44

1844-48           editor, Northern Christian Advocate

1852                charter member of Wyoming Conference

1852-56           superintendent, Honesdale District

1856-60           superintendent, Binghamton District

1860-62           Newark

1862-64           Nichols

1864-66           Berkshire

 

1868                transfer to Oregon Conference

1868-70           president, Willamette University

1870                retired



 

ROUSE, JAMES P.

 

Born:                                                                           married: B.J. _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2007    license, recommended by Castle Creek

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2007-10           Susquehanna

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: James P. Rouse served as a local preacher.



 

ROWE, HENRY F.

                                  

Born: 9-19-1803  Schoharie County NY                    married: Sarah Maria [Sally] Marvin
Died: 7-29-1892  VA                                                  obit: [d. c1864]

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. E. Downing

1825    admitted on trial, Genesee Conference          obit2: [d. 1871]

 

Interment: 
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1893, 87

 

1825-26           Bath

1826-27           Bloomfield

1827-28           Perry

1828-29           Sweden NC

1829                charter member of Oneida Conference

1829-30           Cooperstown

1830-32           Otsego

1832-33           Wilkes-Barre

1833-35           Wyoming

1835-37           Honesdale

1837-38           Binghamton

1838-39           Auburn NY

1839-41           Cortlandville

1841-43           Newark

1843-44           Tinkhannock

1844-46           Nichols

1846-47           Candor

1847-49           Clinton

1849-50           Sauquoit

1850-52           Hampton

1852-54           West Winfield

1854-56           Earlville

1856-58           New Berlin

1858-59           Clarksville

1859-60           Ames

1860-61           on leave

1861-63           westville

1863-64           Decatur

1864-65           Sharon Springs

1865-66           Worcester

1866                retired

     1869  transfer to Wyoming Conference by boundary change

 

Note:  A brief biography of Henry F. Rowe appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 239.

 


 

RUCKMAN, PHINEAS G.

 

Born: 4-26-1842  New Providence NJ                       married: Emily M. Greene

Died: 11-26-1912  Franklin Forks PA                        obit: [1838 – 6/1/1886]

                                                                                    married2: Mrs. Luella Electa Minshall

1865    exhorter’s license, New Providence NJ          obit: Wyoming Conference 1929, 138

1866    local preacher’s license, Kingwood NJ

1870    admitted on trial, Newark Conference

 

Interment: Franklin Forks PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1913, 116

 

1866-67           Kingwood NJ

1867-71           student, Drew Theological Seminary

                            1870-71  Sparrowbush

1871-72           Centerville and Greenville

1872-74           New City

1874-75           Sergeantsville

1875-76           on leave

1876-77           Hibernia

1877-78           Newfoundland and West Milford

1878-81           Buttzville

1881-82           West Milford

1882                transfer to New Jersey Conference

1882-83           Deerfield

1883-84           Berlin

1884                transfer to Nebraska Conference

1884-85           Exeter

1885                transfer to West Nebraska Conference

1885-87           Big Springs

1887-88           Kearney circuit

1888-90           Arcadia

1890                transfer to Newark Conference

1890-93           Buttzville

1893                transfer to Wyoming Conference

1893-95           Brooklyn

1895-98           Middlefield

1898-99           Lake Como

1899-00           agent, Mallalieu Seminary at Kinsey Alabama

1900                retired

 

Note: The second Mrs. Ruckman was the former Luella Abel, born 2/26/1850.  A biographical sketch of Phineas G. Ruckman appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 388.



 

RUGER, MORGAN

                                  

Born: 1805  Montgomery County NY                       married: Laura _____
Died: 10-11-1851                                                        obit: [1806 – 4/6/1873]

 

1826    exhorter’s license

1828    local preacher’s license

1829    admitted on trial, Oneida Conference

1831    ordained deacon, Oneida Conference

1834    ordained elder, Oneida Conference

 

Interment: North Fenton NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1852, 26

 

1829-30           Bainbridge

1830-31           Canaan

1831-32           Bainbridge

1832-33           Windsor

1833-34           Courtland

1834-36           Spencer

1836-37           Broome

1837-39           Newark

1839-41           Nichols

1841-43           Vestal

1843-44           Pike

1844-46           Orwell

1846-47           Barton

1847-49           Brooklyn

1849-51           Vestal

1851                Page Brook

 

Note:  While the memoir of Morgan Ruger appears in the first journal of the Wyoming Conference, he died before the Conference was organized and was officially never a member of the Wyoming Conference.  A brief biography of Morgan Ruger appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 241.



 

RUSSELL, LAWRENCE R.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Nancy _____

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1992    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1992-95           Richford, Troy Conference (ending 9/31/1995)

1995-00           Susquehanna (beginning 10/1/1995)

2000-03           Fairdale

2003-04           Courtdale

2004-07           CourtdaleLarksville

2007-10           Schenevus

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference

 

Note: Lawrence R. Russell served as a local preacher.


 

RUSSELL, NANCY L.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Lawrence R. Russell

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

1998    license

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

1998-00           Equinunk

200-03 South Montrose

3003-04           Lehman

2004-07           Lehman-Idetown

2007-10           Davenport

2010                charter member of Upper New York Conference

 

Note: Nancy L. Russell served as a local preacher.



 

RUSSELL, ORSON GILBERT

 

Born: 9-8-1863  Afton NY                                         married: Henrietta Mae Dimorier

Died: 5-9-1949                                                            obit: [4/13/1865 – 12/31/1951]

 

1909    admitted on trial

 

Interment: Rounds Cemetery, Uniondale PA

Obit: Wyoming Conference 1950, 538

 

1898-04           Hale Eddy

1904-08           Herrick Center

1908-011         Orson

1911-17           Hamlin

1917-22           Pleasant Mount

1922-26           Damascus

1926-27           Wallsville

1927-29           Hartford

1929                retired to Uniondale

 

Note: Orson G. Russell served as a supply pastor and is the grandfather of two Wyoming Conference pastors – his daughter Ina Minnie Russell Corey is the mother of Leon E. Corey, and his daughter Helen Russell Covert is the mother of Denton H. Covert.



 

RYAN, SCOTT A.

 

Born:                                                                           married: Ronnia

Died:                                                                           obit:

 

2007    license, recommended by Old Forge Stewart Memorial

 

Interment:

Obit:

 

2007-08           Nanticoke

2008-10           Nanticoke – Newport

2010                transfer to Susquehanna Conference by boundary change

 

Note: Scott A. Ryan served as a local preacher.



 

RYDER, JAMES

                                  

Born: 1849  Grantham, England                                 married:
Died: 6-12-1886                                                          obit:

 

?          local preacher’s license, Wesleyan Methodist Church in England

1876    admitted on trial, Wyoming Conference

 

Interment: Spencer NY
Obit: Wyoming Conference 1887, 70

 

1873-76           Spencer

1876-79           Fly Creek

1879-82           Bainbridge

1882-85           Unadilla

1885-86           Athens

1886                retired

 

Note:  A brief biography of James Ryder appears in Chaffee’s 1904 History of the Wyoming Conference, page 240.