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BV 4070 .P756 1910-1919 v. 4 
Princeton Theological 

Seminary. Alumni 
Necrological reports and 



Digitized by the Internet Archive 

in 2010 with funding from 

Princeton Theological Seminary Library 



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Necrological reports 



AND ANNUAL PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 



OF 



PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 



VOLUME IV 
1910-1919 



By the Editor 



1919 



SUCCESSION OF OFFICERS 



PRESIDENTS 

873-74. Rev. John C. Backus, D.D., of Baltimore. 

874-75. " Charles K. Imbrie, D.D., of Jersey City. 

875-76. " E. P. Rogers, D.D., of New York City. 

876-77. " George Musgrave, D.D., LL.D., of Philadelphia. 

877-78. " Samuel Irenaeus Prime, D.D., of New York City. 

878-79. " James R. Graham, D.D., of Winchester, Va. 

879-80. " Henry H. Welles, of Kingston, Pa. 

880-81. " Wm. M. Paxton, D.D., LL.D., of New York City. 

881-82. " William C. Cattell, D.D., LL.D., of Easton, Pa. 

882-83. " William P. Breed, D.D., of Philadelphia. 

883-84. " Henry J. Van Dyke, D.D., of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

884-85. " Talbot W. Chambers, D.D., of New York City. 

885-86. " William Irvin, D.D., of Troy, N. Y. 

886-87. " Everard Kempshall, D.D., of Elizabeth, N. J. 

887-88. " Elijah R. Craven, D.D., LL.D., of Newark, N. J. 

888-89. " George Alexander, D.D., of New York City. 

889-90. " Theodore L. Cuyler, D.D., of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

890-91. " Charles L. Thompson, D.D., of New York City. 

891-92. " Francis L. Patton, D.D., LL.D., of Princeton. 

892-93. " J. Addison Henry, D.D., of Philadelphia. 

893-94. " George D. Baker, D.D., of Philadelphia. 

894-95. " Howard Duffield, D.D., of New York City. 

895-96. " William Edward Schenck, D.D., of Philadelphia. 

896-97. " John Fox, D.D., of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

897-98. " Wallace Radcliffe, D.D., of Washington, D. C. 

898-99. " Henry van Dyke, D.D., LL.D., of New York City. 

899-1900. " J. Frederick Dripps, D.D., of Philadelphia. 

900-01. " John R. Davis, D.D., of Philadelphia. 

901-02. " George T. Purves, D.D., LL.D., of New York City. 

" *Samuel M. Studdikord, D.D., of Trenton, N. J. 

•Succeeded to the presidency, owing to the death of Dr. Purves. and presided in 1902. 



1902-03. " Francis L. Patton, D.D., LL.D., of Princeton. 

1903-04. " A. Woodruff Halsey, D.D., of New York City. 

1904-05. " Edward B. Hodge, D.D., of Philadelphia. 

1905-06. " John DeWitt, D.D., LL.D., of Princeton. 

1906-07. " William L. McEwan, D.D., of Pittsburgh, Pa. 

1907-08. " J. Ritchie Smith, D.D., of Harrisburg, Pa. 

1908-09. " James M. Barkley, D.D., of Detroit, Mich. 

1909-10. " Charles Wood, D.D., of Washington, D. C. 

1910-11. " Charles R. Erdman, D.D., of Princeton. 

1911-12. " Joseph H. Dulles, of Princeton. 

1912-13. " James G. K. McClure, D.D., LL.D., of Chicago, 111. 

1913-14. " William B. Jennings, D.D., of Philadelphia. 

1914-15. " George C. Yeisley, D.D., of Hudson, N. Y. 

1915-16. " Russell Cecil, D.D., of Richmond, Va. 

1916-17. " William H. Roberts, D.D., LL.D., of Philadelphia. 

1917-18. " John McDowell, D.D., of Baltimore, Md. 

1918-19. " Malcolm J. McLeod, D.D., of New York City. 

SECRETARIES 
1872-97. Rev. William E. Schenck, D.D., of Philadelphia. 
1885-87. " William H. Roberts, D.D., LL.D., of Princeton. 
1887-1913. " Joseph H. Dulles, of Princeton. 
1913-14. Prof. D. Kerr Macmillan, of Princeton. 
1914- • Rev. Harold McA. Robinson, of Philadelphia. 

TREASURERS 
1872-85. Rev. William H. Harris, of Princeton. 
1885-93. " William Henry Green, D.D., LL.D., of Princeton. 
1893-1917. ' W. Brenton Greene, Jr., D. D., of Princeton. 
1917- • " Charles R. Erdman, D.D., of Princeton. 

EDITOR OF THE NECROLOGICAL REPORTS 

191 3- . Rev. Joseph H. Dulles, of Princeton. 



CORRECTIONS TO VOLUME IV 

p. 13, 19th line under John Woodbridge, for 76th read 86th. 

p. 17, next line to bottom, omit After this, and after Canada read, in 

1872, continuing there until 1003, when he moved to 

Orange, Cal. 
p. 18, 15th line under Thomas Scott Witherow, for Westchester read 

Winchester, 
p. 21, 5th line, for 56th read 76th. 

p. 26, 2nd line under John Taylor Baird, for 1884 read 1834. 
p. 36, 21st line, for 1901 read 1909. 
p. 78, 19th line, for W'y. read Ky. 
p. 81, 5th line under Hervey Logan Vannuys, for Longforth read 

Afonfort. 
p. 98, nth line under McGowan, after 1869 add: He was stated supply 

of the churches of Diamond Lake and Wilmar, Minn., 

1868-71. 
p. 106, 6th line from bottom, after Guard add : 1879-86, and chaplain 

of the California National Guard. 
p. 108, nth line, after Wis. add: from June 1873 to October 1874. He 

was stated supply of the church at Platteville, Wis., from 

1877 until ; also strike out and was. 
p. 113, 9th line, for Society read System; 1st line under Henning, for 

Erwin read Irwin, 
p. 114, last line, after Son of add: William Graydon and. 
p. 115, for Galwey read Gallwey ; also same on p. 71. 
p. 117, 15th line, for Yale read Gale. 

p. 127, 6th line, James Urquhart should be in the class of 1873. 
p. 178, 8th line, for 25 read 24. 
p. 204, 1st line, for 1903 read 1913. 

p. 273, 4th line, for William F. Magie read William J. Magie. 
p. 294, next to last line, after Kelley add : who died April 5, 1909. 
p. 299, 2nd line under Schenck, for 1846 read 1844. 
p. 300, 23rd line, for 68th read 70th : also 26th line, after descendant 

add : of one of of the captors, 
p. 314, next line to bottom, for 1905 read 1895. 
p. 318, 2nd line under Graham, for 1886 read 1866. 
p. 415, 2nd line under Lowrie, for 1884 read 1844. 
p. 472, 1st line, for who with one son read with two sons, one. 
p. 550, 18th line under Williams, for Green Valley read Great Valley. 



Necrological Report 



PRESENTED TO THE 



ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 



PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 

AT ITS ANNUAL MEETING 
May ioth, 1910 



By the Secretary 



Entered at the Post Office at Princeton, N. J., as second class mail matter. 



.1910 



NOTICE 

The preparation of the Necrological Report has been committed by 
the Association to the Secretary, who earnestly solicits the aid of all 
the Alumni of the Seminary. When an alumnus dies, newspaper obitu- 
ary notices, funeral or memorial sermons — and information in any 
shape — will be gratefully received. Let these be sent, as soon as pos- 
sible after the death of the person to whom they relate, to 

JOSEPH H. DULLES, 

Princeton, N. J 



OFFICERS 

OF 

THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

FOR THE YEAR 1910-1911 



Rev. Charles R. Erdman, '91, President. 

Rev. Joseph H. Dulles, '77, Vice-President and Secretary. 

Rev. W. Brenton Greene, Jr., D.D., '8o, Treasurer. 

Rev. Charles Herr, D.D., '81, ) Additional Members 

Rev. Robert S. Inglis, D.D., '91, v of the 

Rev. C. Wistar Hodge, Ph.D., '01, ) Executive Committee. 



I9IOJ NECROLOGICAL REPORT. 



ANNUAL MEETING 



ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 



PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. 



Princeton, N. J., May 10, 1910. 

The Alumni Association met for dinner in Stuart Hall at 
1 p. m., with the President, the Rev. Charles Wood, D.D., '73, 
in the chair. A blessing was asked by the Rev. Dr. Dripps, of 
the class of 1868. At the close of the dinner the Association 
was called to order for a brief business session. 

The report of the Executive Committee was read by the 
Rev. S. W. Beach, of the class of 1880, and is as follows : 

The Executive Committee would recommend the following 
officers of the Association for the ensuing year : 

President — The Rev. Professor Charles R. Erdman, of 
the class of '91. 

Vice-President and Secretary — The Rev. Joseph H. 
Dulles, of the class of 'jj. 

Treasurer — The Rev. Professor W. Brenton Greene, Jr., 
D.D., of the class of '80. 

Additional members of the Executive Committee — The Rev. 
Charles Herr, D.D., of the class of '81 ; the Rev. Robert S. 
Inglis, D.D., of the class of '91, and the Rev. Professor C. W. 
Hodge, Ph.D., of the class of '01. 



4 NECROLOGICAL REPORT. [^910 

The Rev. S. W. Beach was appointed to prepare a minute 
to present to the Association, expressing the appreciation of 
the Alumni of the work done by the Secretary of the Associa- 
tion in the preparation of the Biographical Catalogue. 

The report was accepted and its recommendations adopted. 
The folowing minute, read by Mr. Beach, was unanimously 
adopted : 

The Alumni Association hereby places on record its high 
appreciation of the Biographical Catalogue of 1909. This work 
of 661 pages has been brought to completion by the Librarian 
of the Seminary, after several years of indefatigable labor. It 
is nothing less than a monumental achievement and it is so 
thoroughly done that future compilers will find their work 
comparatively easy. 

The Alumni Association would hereby express to the Rev. 
Joseph H. Dulles, their secretary and historian, their deep 
gratitude for the work he has accomplished in compiling the 
Biographical Catalogue. We recognize the high ideal he has 
placed before him in the great task and we congratulate him 
and the Association upon the industry and highly specialized 
skill which have been united to produce a book invaluable to 
Princeton Alumni of this and succeeding generations. 

The report of the Treasurer was presented by him, and 
accepted without reference to a committee of audit. 

The Treasurer's report is as follows : 

William Brenton Greene, Jr., in account with the Alumni Associa- 
tion of Princeton Theological Seminary. 

Dr. 

1909 Balance on hand May 4th $7.00 

Interest 21 

$7.21 

iqio Balance on hand May 10th $7.21 

William Brenton Greene, Jr., 

Treasurer 



I9I0] NECROLOGICAL REPORT. 5 

At the conclusion of the business meeting, after-dinner 
speeches were made by the following, who were introduced by 
the president, who himself made the first speech : President 
Patton, representing the Faculty; the Rev. Dr. Thomas S. 
Childs and the Rev. Dr. David Tully, representing the class of 
'50; the Rev. Dr. I. A. Blauvelt, representing the class of '60; 
the Rev. Dr. George Alexander, representing the class of '70; 
the Rev. Dr. G. P. Wilson, representing the class of '80; the 
Rev. Frank B. Everitt, representing the class of '90; and the 
Rev. Minot C. Morgan, representing the class of '00. After 
the speeches, the Rev. Prof. C. R. Erdman '91, pronounced 
the benediction, and the Association adjourned. 

JOSEPH H. DULLES, 

Secretary. 



NECROLOGICAL REPORT. [ l 9 l O 



ABSTRACT OF THE 

Necrological Report 

FOR 1910 

The Report for the year ending April ist, 1910, contains notices of 
one Director of the Seminary, Hugh H. Hamill, Esq., and of fifty-four 
former students. Seven of these should have been included in earlier 
Reports, but the fact of their death did not reach the secretary in time. 
The knowledge of them came to him through the preparation of the 
Biographical Catalogue. The total number reported is fifty-five. 

Of the fifty four former students, the oldest — the Rev. William V. 
Wilson, D.D., died within four days of the completion of his ninety- 
seventh year. Another had just completed his ninety-fifth year. Six 
others had passed their eightieth year, twenty-two their seventieth, and 
six their sixtieth. The youngest died at the age of twenty-seven years 
and seven months. The average age of the fifty-four was sixty-six 
years, four months, and nineteen days. The average age at which 
they made a public confession of their faith was sixteen years and 
six months. 

JOSEPH H. DULLES, 

Secretary. 



1910] 



NECROLOGICAL REPORT. 



The Report contains the following names 



DIRECTOR 
Hugh Henderson Hamill, A,M., 

ALUMNI 
Class. 

1839. Thomas Wright, 
1841. William Vandolah Wilson, D.D., 
1845. John Woodbridge, D.D., 
1849 George Dillon Stewart, D.D., 

1850. William Harris Templeton, 
John Thomas, 

185 1. Talmon Cornelius Perry, 
1853. Thomas Scott Witherow, 

1856. James McDonald Chaney, D.D., 

1857. Robert Gamble, 

1858. Sheldon Jackson, D.D., LL.D., 

1859. Jacob Weidman, D.D., 

i860. Robert Stoutenburgh Feagles, 
Alfred Toleston Waterman, 

1861. John Taylor Baird, D.D., 

William Melanchthon Johnson, D.D., 
Nelson Millard, D.D., 

1862. William Bradford Darrach, 

1863. David Hull Laverty, D.D., 
John Lynn Milligan, LL.D., 
Charles Morison, 

John Henry Scofield, 

George Sluter, 

William Travis, 

John Lindsay Withrow, D.D., LL.D., 

1864. Alexander Rankin, D.D., 
Roswell Delavan Smith, M.D., 
William Thayer Smith, 
Moses Porter Snell, 

1866. Samuel Barrett Pettengill, 

1867. William Brown Chamberlin, 
Francis Wallace Farries, 
Joseph Gamble, D.D., 



Died 
May 14, 1909 



Oct. 


27, 


1909 


Nov. 


13. 


1908 


July 


4, 


1909 


April 


l, 


1910 


March 


27, 


1910 


Sept. 


29, 


1908 


May 


30, 


1909 


Nov. 


21, 


1908 


Sept. 


18, 


1909 


Aug. 


26, 


1909 


May 


2, 


1909 


March 


20, 


1910 


Nov. 


3, 


1909 


Dec. 


29, 


1909 


Feb. 


1, 


1910 


Feb. 


S, 


1910 


Jan. 


5, 


1910 


July 


23, 


1909 


June 


28, 


1909 


July 


12, 


1909 


June 


28, 


1909 


Sept. 


10, 


1909 


Aug. 


24, 


1908 


May 


1, 


1909 


Sept. 


24, 


1909 


Oct. 


20, 


1909 


March 


19, 


1910 


Sept. 


17, 


1909 


Dec. 


3i, 


1909 


Oct. 


22, 


1909 


May 


18, 


1909 


April 


7, 


1909 


Aug. 


8, 


1909 



NECROLOGICAL REPORT. 



[I9IO 



I873- 

1876. 
1879. 

1880. 



1887. 
1890. 
1892. 
1893. 
1895. 
1896. 
1898. 
1899. 
1906. 



Thomas Jefferson Aiken, 

Alvin Cutler Campbell, 

James William McIlvain, D.D., 

William Davy Thomas, D.D., 

George Jermain Ely Richards, 

William Addison Alexander, D.D., 

Harry Vernon Rice, 

James Alexander Creighton, 

John Leroy Taylor, Ph.D., D.D., 

John Peter Engstrom, 

Edward Huntting Rudd, 

Luther Albertus Oates, 

Joseph McIntyre, 

Albert Reid, 

Arthur Dougall, 

William Henry Morrow, 

William Humboldt Layson, LL.D., 

William Middleton Grant, 

Paul Dickson Axtell, 

John Martin Newkirk, 

John Wesley Sullivan, grad. stud., 



Oct. 


24, 


1909 


Jan. 


27, 


1910 


Aug. 


7, 


1909 


May 


10, 


1909 


June 


6, 


1909 


Nov. 


15, 


1909 


Feb. 


26, 


1909 


Sept. 


3, 


1909 


July 


12, 


1909 


Aug. 


4, 


1909 


July 


8, 


1909 


Nov. 


IS, 


1909 


June 


17, 


1909 


Nov. 


19, 


1909 


Oct. 


17, 


1909 


Nov. 


28, 


1908 


March 


8, 


1909 


Dec. 


24, 


1909 


Jan. 


17, 


1910 


April 


1, 


1910 


Oct. 


9, 


1909 



I9IO] NECROLOGICAL REPORT. 



DIRECTOR 



HUGH HENDERSON HAMILL, A.M., 
Son of the Rev. Dr. Samuel McClintock and Matilda Margar- 
etta (Green) Hamill, was born Aug. 11, 1851, in Lawrence- 
ville, N. J. His father was a trustee of the Seminary at 
Princeton for twenty-eight years. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Presbyterian church at Lawrenceville 
when a young lad. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the public school of Lawrenceville and later in the school of 
which his father was the principal. He graduated from 
Princeton University in 1871. During the next six years he 
taught in the Lawrenceville School, meanwhile pursuing the 
study of law. He completed his law studies under Caleb 
Green, in Trenton, N. J., and was admitted to the Bar in 1877. 
He engaged in the practice of law in Trenton from 1878 until 
his death. From 1884 to 1887 he was bursar of the Lawrence- 
ville School. He was president of the Trenton Trust and Safe 
Deposit Company from 1890 until his death; he was also 
president of the Real Estate and Title Company of Trenton. 
His services were required as director in many corporations: 
among these were the Public Service Corporation of New 
Jersey, the Mercer Trust Company of Trenton, N. J., the 
American Light and Traction Company, Baltimore, Md., the 
National Carbon Company, the Schenectady Trust Company, 
the Acme Rubber Company, and the Keystone Pottery Com- 
pany. He was an elder of the First Presbyterian Church of 
Trenton for many years. He was a member of the Y. M. C. A. 
of Trenton, and one of its directors. He was also a member 
of the Republican Club and the Country Club of Trenton. He 



10 



NECROLOGICAL REPORT. [ l 9 l 



was a director of Princeton Seminary from 1890 until his 
death, being secretary of the Board of Directors from 1904 
to 1908. He was a Trustee of the Lawrenceville School from 
1905 until his death. Mr. Hamill died May 14, 1909, in 
Trenton, N. J., from a stomach trouble, having never recovered 
from the effects of a serious operation in December 1908. He 
was buried in the Lawrenceville cemetery, N. J. 

He was married Oct. 16, 1879, in Trenton, N. J., to 
Elizabeth Drinker Gummere, who, with two sons and one 
daughter, survives him. 



I9IO] NECROLOGICAL REPORT. II 



ALUMNI 



THOMAS WRIGHT, 
Son of Charles and Eunice (Robinson) Wright, was born 
October 11, 1814, in Bennington, Vt. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Middle 
Granville, N. Y., at the. age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in a private school at Granville, and at the 
Bennington Seminary, Vt., and he graduated from Williams 
College in 1835. He then spent a year in reading and in 
teaching. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1836, re- 
maining two years. The third year of his theological course 
was spent at Andover Seminary, from which he graduated in 
1839. He was licensed by a Congregational Association at 
Andover, prior to his graduation, and was ordained by the 
Presbytery of Geneva, July 29, 1840. He supplied the church 
at Wolcott, N. Y., from October 1839 until installed its pastor 
at the time of his ordination. He was released from this 
charge June 4, 1856. During the next four years, he was an 
agent of the American Tract Society. From March i860 to 
March 1864, he supplied the church at Fentonville, Mich., and 
from this time until his death he labored as a missionary of the 
American Sunday School Union, with his residence at Fenton, 
Mich. He died Oct. 2.7, 1909, at Fenton, of the infirmities 
of age, 16 days after the completion of his 95th year. He 
was buried at Fenton. At the time of his death he was the 
oldest living former student of Princeton Seminary. 

He was twice married : (1) Jan. 5, 1842, in Wolcott, N. Y., 
to Mary Ann Belden, who died June 21, 1845; (2) Jan. 7, 
1847, i n Wolcott, to Ruth Smith, who died Dec. 10, 1901. 
One son and one daughter survive him. 



12 NECROLOGICAL REPORT. [ I 9 10 

WILLIAM VANDOLAH WILSON, D.D., 
Son of Garrett and Mary (Butterfoss) Wilson, was born 
Nov. 18, 1811, in Hunterdon Co., N. J. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Baptist church, Sandy Ridge, 
N. J., at the age of eighteen. He was a student in the Ritten- 
house Manual Labor School of Hunterdon Co., N. J., in the 
Haddington Institute, West Philadelphia, in Prof. Green's 
School in Homesburgh, Pa., and in the Burlington Academy, 
N. J. He graduated from the last school in 1838. He did not 
go to college. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1838, he 
remained for two years, and later studied theology for a year 
in Burlington, N. J. He was licensed by the Baptist church 
of Sandy Ridge, N. J., Nov. 6, 1863 and ordained by a 
Baptist Council at Middletown, N. J., April 12, 1841. He 
served the following Baptist churches : pastor of the church at 
Keyport, N. J., 1841-53; stated supply of the Second Church 
in Middletown, N. J., from August 1853 to September 1854; 
pastor of the church at Port Monmouth, N. J. from October 
1854 to January 1892; and stated supply of the First Church 
of Middletown, N. J., from January 1892 to June 1893. At 
this time he was obliged to give up the active work of the 
ministry on account of advancing years, and resided at New 
Monmouth, N. J., until his death, which occurred there 
Nov. 13, 1908, of old age, within four days of the com- 
pletion of his 97th year. He was buried in the Fair View 
Cemetery, at Red Bank, N. J. He received the honorary de- 
gree of D. D., from Bucknell University in 1896. Dr. Wilson 
was moderator of the Baptist Synod of Virginia in 1878; he 
was secretary of the Baptist Education Society of New Jersey 
from 1844 to 1846, and was treasurer of the same for a time. 
He was financial secretary of Peddie Institute, at Hightstown, 
N. J., from 1876 to 1880; and was treasurer of the same insti- 
tution for twenty-three years. He was a member of its Board 
of Trust for twenty-eight years, and president of its corpor- 
ators for ten years. He was a postmaster from 1861 to 1890. 



I9I0] NECROLOGICAL REPORT. 1 3 

He was married three times: (i) Sept. n, 1841, in 
Port Monmouth, N. J., to Lydie Seabrook, who died Oct. 
14, 1852; (2) Jan. 1, 1854, in Port Monmouth, to Martha 
Seabrook, who died April 13, 1890; (3) Nov. 24, 1891, 
in New Monmouth, N. J., to Mary H. Willett, who, with one 
daughter by his first wife, survives him. 



JOHN WOODBEIDGE, D.D., 
Son of Rev. Sylvester and Elizabeth (Gould) Woodbridge, 
was born May 9, 1824, in Sharon, Conn. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Allen Street Presbyterian Church 
of New York City, at the age of thirteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in Forest and Mulligan's Academy, in 
New York City, and he graduated from Union College, Sche- 
nectady, in 1842. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the 
fall of the same year, he remained there two years. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Long Island (O. S.) April 11, 
1844, and ordained by the Presbytery of Long Island (N. S.) 
Nov. 15, 1845, being at the same time installed pastor of 
the church at Greenport, L. I., from which he was released 
in December 1850. He was pastor of the church at Saratoga 
Springs, N. Y., from December 1850 to October 1871 ; and of 
the Second Church of New Brunswick, N. J., from October 
1873 to Dec. 9> x 894, when he was obliged to give up minis- 
terial work. Going west he took up his residence in South 
Pasadena, Cal., until his death, which occurred July 4, 1909, 
in the Pasadena Hospital, after a long illness, in the -$i6th 8 6 ***- 
year of his age. His body was cremated in Los Angeles, the 
ashes interred at Saratoga Springs, N. Y. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D., from Union College in 1865. Dr. 
Woodbridge was several times a commissioner to the General 
Assembly, and published many sermons and articles for the 
Religious Press. 

He was twice married: (1) March 9, 1850, in Hempstead, 
L. I., N. Y., to Mary Lavinia Mersereau, who died Jan. 28, 



14 NECROLOGICAL REPORT. [^lO 

i860: (2) Sept. 11, 1861, in Saratoga Springs, N. Y., to 

Helen Freeman, who, with two sons and three daughters, 
survives him. 



GEORGE DILLON STEWART, D.D., 
Son of Artemus and Eliza (Bourdillon) Stewart, was born 
Dec. 30, 1824, in Jenkintown, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Law- 
renceville, N. J., at the age of seventeen. His preparatory- 
studies were pursued in the Friends' School at Abington, Pa., 
and later in the school at Lawrenceville, N. J. At the time of 
his death, he was the oldest living graduate of both of these 
schools. He graduated from Lafayette College in 1845, an d 
then spent two years in teaching in Trenton, N. J. He entered 
the Seminar} 7 at Princeton in April 1847, remaining there two 
and a half years. He was licensed by the Second Presbytery 
of Philadelphia, April 19, 1848, and ordained an evangelist by 
the Presbytery of Steuben, April 23, 1850. He supplied the 
church at Conquest, N. Y., from October 1849 to August 185 1. 
He was pastor of the church at Bath, N. Y., from Oct. 7, 
1851 to June 1, 1859; stated supply of the West Point and 
Sharon churches, together with four other preaching stations 
in Iowa, from December 1859 to March 1864; stated supply at 
Burlington, Iowa, from April 1864 to September 1870; pastor 
at Omaha, Neb., from October 1870 to March 1877; pastor of 
the Fort Madison Church, la., from June 20, 1877 to Jan. 
1, 1904. At this time he was honorably retired from the active 
ministry, and continued his residence in Fort Madison until 
his death, which occurred there April 1, 1910, of a complication 
of diseases due to old age. He died in his 86th year, and was 
buried at Fort Madison. He received the honorary degree of 
D.D., from Hanover College, Ind., in 1872. He was stated 
clerk of the Presbytery of Steuben from 185 1 to 1859. 

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Stewart Walker, who, with one son and two daughters, sur- 
vives him. 



WILLIAM HARRIS TEMPLETON, 
Son of John and Elizabeth Long (Grier) Templeton, was born 
Oct. 13, 1824, at Brandy wine Manor, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of the 
Forks of Brandywine, at the age of fifteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the New London Cross Roads Acad- 
emy, Chester Co., Pa., of which Walter F. Graham was prin- 
cipal, and he graduated from Washington College, Pa., in 
1845. After his graduation he engaged in teaching in Coates- 
ville, Pa., for one year. Entering the Seminary at Princeton, 
in 1847, he took the full three years' course there, graduating 
in 1850. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Castle, 
Oct. 3, 1849 and ordained an evangelist by the same Pres- 
bytery, Aug. 13, 1850. He was missionary to the Creek 
Indians, with his residence at Kowetah, Ind. Ter., from 1850 to 
1858. During part of this time, he supplied the church at 
Kowetah. Xfter this he served the following churches as 
stated supply: Galum, 111., 1858-67; Cave Spring, 111., 1859-71 ; 
Georgetown, 111., 1868-70; Denmark, 111., 1868-72; Oak 
Grove, III, 1872-76; Vergennes, III, 1873-76; Ava, 111., 1877- 
80; Shiloh Hill, 111., 1878-79; Walnut Hill, 111., 1878-82. At 
this time he was obliged to give up the active work of the 
ministry. He resided in Pinckneyville, 111., from 1858 to 1873, 
and again from 1877 until his death, which occurred March 27, 
19 10, in Pinckneyville, of bronchitis, in the 86th year of his 
age. He was buried in the Galum Cemetery, of Pinckneyville. 
In the course of his ministerial labors he rode about fifty 
thousand miles on horseback. 

He was twice married: (1) Jan. 1, 1855, at the Kowetah 
Mission, Ind. Ter., to Mary Catherine Workman, who died 
July 3, 1857; (2) Aug. 20, 1862, in Pinckneyville, to Mar- 
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five sons and three daughters by his second marriage, survives 
him. 



JOHN THOMAS, 
Son of Thomas Jones and Alice J. (Davies) Thomas, was 
born June 14, 1821, in Carnarvonshire, North Wales. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the Congregational church at 
Bethania Festiniog, Merionethshire, X. Wales, at the age of 
sixteen. Coming to this country as a youth he pursued his 
preparatory studies in Philadelphia, under Prof. Joseph P. 
Engles, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, 
1847. Entering the Seminary- at Princeton, in the fall of the 
same year, he remained there two years. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Philadelphia, April 4, 1849, an d ordained 
by the same Presbytery Oct. 9, 1850. He began serving the 
church at Phoenixville, Pa., as pastor elect in 1849, an d was 
installed its pastor at the time of his ordination. He was re- 
leased from this charge July 2, 1855. He was pastor of the 
church at Deny and Washingtonville, Pa., from 1855 to 1863. 
At this time he enlisted in the U. S. Army as a private and was 
soon elected chaplain of his regiment. He continued in the 
army until the close of the war in 1865. After the war, his 
health was impaired and his voice failed, so that he was not 
able to engage in pastorial work. He preached as he was able, 
having his residence in Bloomsburg, Pa. He was pastor of the 
church at Wanamia, Pa., 1872-73 ; and pastor at Frostburg, 
Md.. from May 1874 to May 1876; from 1876 to 1880, he 
resided at Bloomsburg, Pa., preaching occasionally. In the 
latter year he moved to Larned, Kan., where he lived on a 
farm and preached occasionally. In 1886 he moved to Cool- 
idge. Kan., where he resided until his death, which occurred 
Sept. 29. 1908, at Coolidge, of lung and throat trouble, added 
to the disabilities of old age, in his 88th year. He was 
buried at Coolidge. 

He was married three times: (1) Sept. 23, 1849, i n Ken- 



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neth Square, Pa., to Alary Ann McFarland, who died Aug. 
12, 1852; (2) Oct. 1, 1856, in Bloomsburg, Pa., to Emeline 
Richards, who died March 3, 1866; (3) Sept. 23, 1873, in 
New Columbia, Pa., to Lydia Catherine Brugler, who, with 
one son by his first wife, one by his second, and three by his 
third, survives him. 



TALM02T CORNELIUS PERRY, 
Son of Talmon and Sally (Cornelius) Perry, was born 
Feb. 13, 1826, in Bridgeport, Conn. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the South Congregational church of 
Bridgeport at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the private school in Bridgeport, under Mr. 
I. H. Johnson, and in the Fairfield Academy, Conn., under the 
Rev. Dr. Daniel March, and he graduated from Yale Univer- 
sity in 1846. He then spent one year in miscellaneous reading 
and study, and in the effort to recruit his health, and a second 
year in the private study of theology. He entered the Semin- 
ary at Princeton in 1848, remaining there one year. The 
following year he studied privately under the Rev. Dr. Hewitt, 
of Bridgeport, Conn., and the Rev. Prof. Thompson, of East 
Windsor, Conn. He spent the year 1850-51 in the East Wind- 
sor Theological Institute. He was licensed by the Fairfield 
West Consociation, Oct. 9, 1850, and ordained an evangelist 
by the Presbytery of New York at Bridgeport, Conn., Nov. 
12, 1856. He supplied the Congregational church of Sedg- 
wick, Me., 1851-52; the Congregational church at Stanwich, 
Conn., in 1853, and the Congregational church at Long 
Ridge, Conn., 1853-54; he was stated supply of the Con- 
gregational church of Windsor, Mass., 1855-62; he was assist- 
ant instructor in the Biddle Memorial Institute of Charlotte, 
N. C, for six months, beinning with the fall of 1870; and 
professor in Biddle Institute, 1871-72. He engaged in teaching 
in St. Andrews, Canada, from 1875 to 1876. After-ibis he 
took up his residence in La Prairie, Quebec, Canada. For a 



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long time he was president of the Evangelical Society of Can- 
ada. Ill health interfered with the prosecution of continuous 
work. He resided in Orange, Cal, during the later years of 
his life. He died in Orange, May 30, 1909, of paralysis, in the 
84th year of his age. He was buried at Bridgeport, Conn. He 
was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati, of the American 
Tract Society ,and of the American Bible Society. 

He was married Oct. 1, 1851, in New York City, to Sarah 
Conger Clark, who, with two sons and five daughters, sur- 
vives him. 



THOMAS SCOTT WITHEROW, 
Son of John and Jane (Ross) Witherow, was born Aug. 18, 
1827, near Emmettsburg, Md. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the church connected with Jefferson College in 
Canonsburg, Pa., while a student there, at the age of nineteen. 
His preparatory studies were pursued at Graceham, Frederick 
Co., Md., under the Rev. Ed. Rundthallar, a Moravian minis- 
ter, and he graduated from Jefferson College, Pa., in 1849. 
After his graduation he spent one year in teaching, partly in 
Clearspring, Md., and then was tutor in a private family in 
Halifax County, Va. He took the first two years of his theo- 
logical course in Union Seminar}-, Virginia, and entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1852, completed his course there, 
graduating in 1853. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Xew Brunswick, April 27, 1853, an ^ ordained by the Presby- 
tery of Westchester, July 14, 1855. He supplied the church at 
Hartwood, Va., for a time in 1854. Upon his ordination, he 
was installed pastor of the church at Washington, Va., being 
released from this charge Dec. 17, i860. For six months in 
1 861, he supplied the church at Mt. Horeb, Va. After this 
time he engaged in work as a domestic missionary in Nelson, 
Albemarle, and Amherst Counties, Va., for many years. He 
was so reduced in circumstances by the Civil War that he was 
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From 1880 to 1885, he was an agent of the Virginia Bible 
Society. He resided, during the latter part of his life at Laurel 
Springs and at Fabers, Va. He died Nov. 21, 1908, at Poplar 
Grove, near Washington, Va., of old age, being in his 82nd 
year. He was buried at Poplar Grove. 

He was married Dec. 19, i860, near Washington, Va., 
to Lavinia Green Jett, who died March 30, 1909. One son 
survives him. 



james Mcdonald chaney. d.d., 

Son of William and Harriet (McDonald) Chaney, was born 
March 18, 1831, in Salem, O. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Des Peres Presbyterian Church, St. Louis 
Co., Mo., at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Rev. Jacob Coon's Academy of Salem, O., and 
he became a student in Des Peres Institute, finishing his course 
there in 1852. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1853, 
remaining there three years. He was obliged to leave the 
Seminary two weeks before the close of the term because of 
illness. He was licensed by the Presbytery of St. Louis in 
August, 1856, and ordained by the Presbytery of Lafayette, 
April 4, 1858, being at the same time installed pastor of the 
church at Waverly, Nev. He was released from this charge 
April 6, i860. He was pastor of the church at Dover, Mo., 
from April 24, 1858, to Oct. 7, 1867; stated supply of the 
church at Kansas City, Mo., 1868-69; stated supply at Dover, 
Mo., 1869-70. From 1871 to 1876 he was vice-president and 
president of the Elizabeth Aull Female Seminary of Lexing- 
ton, Mo. He was pastor of the church at Pleasant Hill, Mo., 
1877-85; president of the Kansas City Ladies' College, In- 
dependence, Mo., 1885-91. After this date, he supplied the 
following churches for a longer or shorter time: Buckner, 
Houstonia, Corder, Blackburn, Pleasant Hill, Lamonte, and 
Hughesville, all in Missouri. He resided in Independence, 
Mo., from 1891 until his death, which occurred there Sept. 



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18, 1909, of cerebral hemorrhage, in the 79th year of his 
age. He was buried in the Mt. Washington Cemetery, near 
Kansas City, Mo. He received the honorary degree of D.D. 
from King College, Tenn., in 1885. In 1877 he published a 
treatise entitled "William the Baptist", of which thirty editions 
were published. He also published: "Agnes, Daughter of 
William the Baptist", in 1849; "Poliopolis and Polioland, or 
a Trip to the North Pole" in 1900; and "Mac or Mary, or, The 
Young Scientists", in 1900. He invented a planetarium, which 
was commended by Prof. Young of Princeton. 

Dr. Chaney was twice married: (1) May 20, 1852, in 
Jefferson Co., Mo., to Eliza M. Dunklin, who died June 27, 
1874; (2) June 6, 1875, in Sedalia, Mo., to Mary Parke, who, 
with two sons and one daughter, survives him. 



ROBERT GAMBLE, 
Son of William and Anne (Gill) Gamble, was born June 18, 
1834, at Ramelton, Co. Donegal, Ireland. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of 
Ramelton, at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in Ramelton. Coming to this country he entered 
Princeton University, graduating therefrom in 1854. Entering 
the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he 
took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1857. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia (O.S.) 
April 3, 1856, and ordained by the Presbytery of Donegal, 
Oct. 1,7, 1857, and at the same time installed pastor of the 
churches of Leacock and Bellevue, Pa. He was released from 
this charge in April i860. He was pastor of the Union 
Church, Philadelphia, 1860-1864; of the Upper West Notting- 
ham Church, Pa., 1864-67; of the church at Chanceford, 1867- 
82; of the Mt. Joy and Donegal churches, Pa., 1882-86; and a 
second time of the Union Church, Philadelphia, from Oct. 
17, 1886 to April 7, 1890. After this, he supplied at intervals 
the church at Pequa, Pa., and other churches for six years, 



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when ill health compelled him to give up the active work of the 
ministry. He resided from this time until his death at Bridge- 
ton, Pa., except for one year spent in Princeton, N. J. He 
died Aug. 26, 1909, in a hospital at Columbia, Pa., of par- 
alysis, in the 56th year of his age. He was buried in the Mt. 
Bethel Cemetery, near Columbia. 

He was married Nov. 11, 1858, at Columbia, Pa., to 
Susan Wright Houston, who died May 3, 1907. One son 
survives him. 



SHELDON JACKSON, D.D., LL.D., 
Son of Samuel Clinton and Delia (Sheldon) Jackson, was born 
May 18, 1834, in Minaville, N. Y. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Esperance, N. Y., 
at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Hayesville Academy, O., under the Rev. S. Diefendorf, 
D.D., and also in the Glens Falls Academy, under Prof. Donald 
McLaren, and he graduated from Union College in 1855. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same 
year, he took the full three years' course there, graduating in 
1858. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Albany, May 14, 
1857, and ordained an evangelist by the same Presbytery 
May 5, 1858. He engaged in missionary work among the 
Choctaw Indians, from September 1858 to March 1859; and 
then in the work as a home missionary in Crescent, Minn., 
from September 1859 to March 1864. He was pastor of the 
church at Rochester, Minn., 1864-69; after this he engaged in 
work as superintendent of the Board of Home Missions in its 
western territory for one year. He was superintendent of the 
Board of Home Missions in Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, 
Arizona, Utah and Montana, 1870-1882; from 1882 to 1884 he 
was business manager of the Board of Home Missions, with 
his office in New York City. He was superintendent of the 
work of the Board of Home Missions in Alaska in 1884. After 
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United States as General Agent for Education in Alaska, with 
his headquarters in Washington, D. C. This work employed 
him until his death, which occurred May 2, 1909, in Asheville, 
N. C, in the 75th year of his age. He was buried in Mina- 
ville, N. Y. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from 
Hanover College in 1874, and that of LL.D. from Union Uni- 
versity, and also from Richard College, Ind., in 1897. Dr. 
Jackson was the most active missionary worker in the Pres- 
byterian Church of his generation. He was editor and pro- 
prietor of the Rocky Mountain Presbyterian, 1872-82 ;and also 
of the North Star, published at Sitka, Alaska, 1887-92; his 
work in New York City, as Business Manager of the Board 
of Home Missions, was the editing of "Presbyterian Home 
Missions' whose name was later changed to "Presbyterian 
Home Missionary". He published : Alaska, or Missions on the 
North Pacific Coast, 1880; a handbook on Alaska for the Wo- 
man's Board of Home Missions, of which several editions were 
printed ; the Annual Reports on Education in Alaska for the 
U. S. Government, from 1881 until his death ; also, the Annual 
Reports of the Introduction of Reindeer into Alaska, from 
1890 until his death. During the Civil War he was agent of 
the U. S. Christian Commission in the hospitals of the Army 
of Cumberland during the summer of 1863. At one time he 
was special agent of the government for collecting Indian 
children and placing them in the schools at Carlisle and 
Hampton. He established many missions and schools in Alaska 
from 1885 until his death. In 1887 he organized the Alaskan 
Society of National History and Ethnology. During the year 
1891-92 he introduced reindeer into Alaska. He was largely 
instrumental in the organizing of the Woman's Board of Home 
Missions of the Presbyterian Church. He was Commissioner 
to the General Assembly in i860, 1865, 1867, 1870, 1880, 1897, 
and 1898, as well as being a visitor at many others. He was 
stated clerk of the Presbytery of Chippewa 1863-64, of the 
Presbytery of Southern Minnesota, 1865-69, of the Synod of 



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Colorado, 1872-81 ; of the Presbytery of Alaska, 1884-93- He 
was moderator of the Synod of Minnesota in 1856; of the 
Synod of Colorado in 1871 and of the General Assembly in 
1897. He held membership in forty or more religious, philan- 
thropic, historical and scientific societies. 

He was marired May 18, 1858, in Florida, N. Y., to Mary 
Voorhees, who died Sept. 20, 1908. Two daughters survive 
him. 



JACOB WEIDMAN, D-D., 
Son of Jacob Barge and Elizabeth Chambers (Murray) Weid- 
han, was born Dec. 20, 1837, in Lebanon, Pa. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the college church of the 
Pennsylvania College at Gettysburg, Pa., at the age of sixteen. 
His preparatory studies were pursued in the Lebanon Academy 
under John H. Kluge, and he graduated from Pennsylvania 
College in 1856. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the 
fall of the same year, he took the full three years' course there, 
graduating in 1859. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Philadelphia, April 7, 1859, and ordained an evangelist by 
the Presbytery of Luzerne Jan. 24, i860. He supplied the 
church at Tamaqua, Pa., for three months in 1859; he was 
stated supply of the churches at Nanticoke and Ashley, Pa., 
1859-64; of the church at Shickshinny, 1863-64; and of the 
church at Downingtown, Pa., for four months in 1865; he was 
assistant to the pastor of the First Church of Baltimore, Md., 
1866-67; he was pastor of the church at Bristol, Pa., from 
1867 to 1873; of the Brainerd Church, Easton, Pa., from 
1873-80; and of the South Church of Bethlehem, Pa., 1880-85; 
he resided as an evangelist in Pottsville, Pa., during the next 
two years. He supplied the church at White Haven, Pa., from 
January to October, 1888; was pastor of the church at Clifton 
Heights, from 1888 to 1891 ; and supplied the church at Port 
Penn, Del, with his residence at Clifton Heights, Pa., during 
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Heights until his death, which occurred March 20, 1910, at 
Atlantic City, N. J., of pneumonia, in the 73rd year of his age. 
He was buried at Lebanon. He received the honorary degree 
of D.D., in 1906, from Pennsylvania College. He published 
numerous articles, book notices and letters, chiefly for The 
Presbyterian of Philadelphia. His services were in great 
demand as a lecturer. He was unmarried. 



ROBERT STOUTENBURG FEAGLES, 
Son of Jacob Halleck and Susan (Roe) Feagles, was born 
Dec. 2j, 1 83 1, in Amity, Orange Co., N. Y. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the New School Presbyterian 
church of Amity at the age of twenty-two. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in Deckertown, N. J., and Chester, N. J., 
under William Rankin, and he graduated from Princeton 
University in 1856. After this he engaged in teaching in a 
private school in Newbern, N. C, for one year. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1857, he took the full three years' 
course there and graduated in i860. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 28, 1859, and ordained 
by the Presbytery of Rockaway, Oct. 23, i860. He was 
pastor of the Second Church of Mendham, N. J., from October 
i860 to May 1869; of the church of Mt. Olive, N. J. from 
November 1869 to June 1870; stated supply of the church at 
Sparta, N. J., from August 1870 to July 1871 ; pastor at Mt. 
Freedom, N. J., from October 1871 until March 1879; stated 
supply at Morris Plains, N. J., 1879-81 ; stated supply at East 
Stroudsburg, Pa., and Lafayette and Papakating, N. J., 1881- 
83. After this he resided in North Dakota for a time, 1887-90; 
then he was stated supply at St. Croix Falls, Wis., from Jan- 
uary 1891 to January 1893. He then resided for a time in 
Minneapolis, engaging in work as an evangelist. He was 
stated supply of the Mound Church of Cutler, 111., from 1894 
to 1902; during this latter year he supplied for a short time 
the churches of Fairview, Prior Lake and Glendale, Minn. 



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After this, he resided in Seattle, Wash., from 1903 until his 
death, which occurred Nov. 3, 1909, in Seattle, of gall stone 
colic, followed by diabetic coma, in the 78th year of his 
age. He was buried in the cemetery at Morristown, N. J. 
Mr. Feagles engaged in teaching at intervals during his pas- 
torial life. He was a tutor in Prof. William Rankin's Acad- 
emy, Deckertown, N. J., from July 1853 to August 1854; and 
was a teacher of Greek Exegesis in the Missionary Training 
Institute of Minneapolis, Minn., 1889-90: the reason of his 
many ministerial changes was that he engaged largely in 
evangelistic work. 

He was married May 1, i860, in Newbern, N. C, to Mary 
Allen, who, with three sons and six daughters, survives him. 



ALFRED TILESTON WATERMAN, 
Son of Rev. Thomas Tileston and Delia (Storrs) Waterman, 
was born Dec. 13, 1832, in Providence, R. I. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Congregational church 
connected with Yale College, at the age of twenty-one. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in the public high school 
of Providence, R. I., and in the University Grammar School, 
and he graduated from Yale University in 1855. During the 
next two years, he engaged in teaching in Port Gibson, Miss. 
The first year of his theological course was taken in Union 
Seminary, New York City, and he entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1858, remaining two years and graduating in 
i860. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New York, April 
26, i860, and ordained by the Hartford South Association 
of Congregational Churches, Nov. 9, 1864. After leaving 
Princeton Seminary, he studied for a time in Yale Divinity 
School. He supplied the Congregational church of Plainfield, 
Vt., 1860-61; that of Fitchville, Conn., 1862-63; and that at 
Westfield, Conn., from 1863 until installed its pastor, Nov. 
9, 1864. This relation was dissolved May 31, 1869. He was 
pastor of the Congregational church of Kensington, Conn., 



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from June 23, 1869, to June 2, 1874. He then supplied the 
Congregational church of Monroe, Conn., 1874-76; that of 
Marshall, Mich., 1876-77; that at Fort Scott, Kan., 1877-78; 
that at Grand Blanc, Mich., 1878-82 ; that at East Tawas, 
Mich., 1882-84; that of Ovia, Mich., 1884-86; that at Charle- 
voix, Mich., 1886-87; that at Bancroft, Mich., 1887-91; and 
that at Hartford, Mich., 1891-93. He was pastor of the 
Congregational church of Baldwin, Mich., from 1893 to 1895. 
During the next two years he continued his residence in Bald- 
win as an independent preacher. His last pastorial charge was 
that of the Congregational church of Nashville, Mich., from 
1897-99. In the following year he was honorably dismissed 
from the duties of the active ministry. He resided in Wash- 
ington, D. C, from this time until his death, which occurred 
Dec. 29, 1909, in Washington, in the 78th year of his age. His 
body was cremated and the ashes scattered. 

He was married Dec. 8, 1865, in Westfield, Mass., to 
Jerusha Emily Stocking, who, with two sons and two daugh- 
ters, survives him. 



JOHN TAYLOR BAIBD, D.D., 
Son of William and Isabelle (Morrison) Baird, was born in 
Cincinnati, O., Dec. 3, 1884. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Cincinnati 
at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Hughes High School of Cincinnati, and he graduated 
from Yale University in 1858. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1861. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Cincinnati in September, 1861, and ordained 
by the Presbytery of Missouri River (O. S.), June 16, 1865. 
He was stated supply of the following churches before his or- 
dination : Washington, O., 1861-62; Walnut Hills, O., 1862-63; 
Pleasant Run, O., 1864. In September, 1864, he became stated 
supply of the church at Brownville, Neb., and was ordained 



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its pastor June 27, 1865. This relation was dissolved July 4, 
1875. His only other pastorate was that of the church of 
Plattsmouth, Neb., from October 1875 to July 1905. After 
giving up the active ministry on account of advancing years, 
he continued his residence at Plattsmouth until his death, 
which occurred there Feb. 1, 19 10, of neuralgia of the heart, 
in the 76th year of his age. He was buried in Platts- 
mouth. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from the 
University of Omaha in 1891. Dr. Baird was stated clerk of 
the Presbytery of Missouri River from 1866 to 1872, and of 
the Presbytery of Nebraska City from 1874 to 1908, and 
moderator of the Synod of Nebraska in 1874. He was com- 
missioner to the General Assembly in 1869 and 1903. He 
served on the U. S. Christian Commission from April to July, 
1864. 

He was married Sept. 16, 1875, in Brownville, Neb., to 
Maria Gibson Wood, who, with one son and four daughters, 
survives him. 



WILLIAM MELANCHTHON JOHNSON, D.D., 
Son of Thias and Sarah (McDougall) Johnson, was born May 
1, 1834, in Cambridge, N. Y. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Presbyterian church of Cambridge at the age 
of nineteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in Cam- 
bridge in the Cambridge Academy under the Rev. A. M. 
Beveridge, and the Rev. Charles S. Robinson, and also at Burr 
Seminary, Manchester, Vt, under Prof. William Burnham, 
and he graduated from Union College in 1858. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took 
the full three years' course there, graduating in 1861. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Troy CO. S.), Jan. 10, i860, 
and ordained by the same Presbytery, May 1, 1861, being at 
the same time installed pastor of the church at Stillwater, N. Y. 
From this charge he was released in 1867. He was then stated 
supply of the First (Silliman Memorial) Church of Cohoes, 



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N. Y., from October, 1867, until installed its pastor Sept. 22, 
1868, being released from this charge Dec. 31, 1907, after 
the unusual service of forty years. He resided in Troy, 
N. Y., from this time until his death, which occurred Feb. 
5, 1910, in Troy, of pneumonia, in the 76th year of his age. 
He was buried in Cambridge, N. Y. He : iceived the honorary 
degree of D.D., from Union College in 1881. Dr. Johnson was 
stated clerk of the Presbytery of Troy from 1864 to 1868, and 
of the Synod of Albany from 1870 to 1882. He was moderator 
of the Synod of New York in 1903 ; and was commissioner to 
the General Assembly seven times. He published a number of 
sermons and a pamphlet entitled "For what does Presbyterian- 
ism stand?" He published a history of Troy Presbytery. 

He was married Oct. 3, 1861, in Cambridge, N. Y., to 
Anna Elizabeth Warner, who died Sept. 29, 1895. One son 
and two daughters survive him. 



NELSON MILLAED, D.D., 
Son of William and Anna (Loomis) Millard, was born Oct. 
2, 1834, in Delhi, N. Y. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of Delhi, at the 
age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Delaware Academy of Delhi, under Daniel Shepard, William 
Harper and M. G. McKoon, and he graduated from Union 
College in 1853. During the next year he engaged in teaching 
in Poughkeepsie, N. Y. From 1854 to 1858 he was a tutor in 
Union College. During the four years of his being tutor, he 
studied theology privately under Rev. L. P. Hickok, then 
vice-president of Union College. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1858, remaining one year. In 1859 he entered 
the senior class of Union Seminary, New York, from which 
he graduated in i860. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
North River (N. S.), Sept. 7, 1859, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Newark (N. S.), May 13, 1862. After leaving 
Union Seminary he spent about a year and a half in travel and 



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study in Europe and attended lectures at the universities of 
Berlin and Gottingen. On his return he was offered a profes- 
sorship in Union College but preferred entering the ministry. 
He was pastor of the First Church of Montclair, N. J., from 
May 13, 1862, to March 8, 1867. After this he served the Olivet 
Church of Chicago a c . pastor elect from 1867 to 1868. He was 
stated supply of the church at Providence, R. I., in 1869; 
pastor of the Second Church of Peekskill, N. Y., from Jan. 
14, 1870, to July 7, 1872; of the First Church of Syracuse, 
N. Y., from Nov. 19, 1872, to Jan. 17, 1884; of the Broad- 
way Congregational Church in Norwich, Conn., 1884-87; 
of the First Presbyterian Church of Rochester, N. Y., from 
April 24, 1888, to Nov. 5, 1900. He travelled in Greece 
and the Orient during the year 1903. His name was dropped 
from the roll of the Presbytery of Rochester, April 11, 1905, 
he having announced his independence of the Presbyterian 
Church. He continued his residence in Rochester, and died 
there Jan. 5, 1910, of bronchitis, in the 76th year of his 
age. He was buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, N. Y. 
He received the honorary degree of D.D., from Union College 
in 1874; he published many sermons, articles and editorials. 

He was married May 11, 1869, in Montclair, N. J., to Alice 
Isabelle Boyd, who died May 15, 1896. One son and one 
daughter survive him. 



WILLIAM BRADFORD DARHACH, 
Son of James and Helena (White) Darrach, was born Sept. 
27,, 1836, at Manayunk, Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Brick Presbyterian Church of New York 
City, at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Rural Academy, Orange Co., N. Y., under his 
father, and under the private tuition of Mr. Kinsley Twining 
at New Haven, Conn., and he graduated from Yale Univer- 
sity in 1859. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall 
of the same year, he took the full three years' course there, 



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graduating in 1862. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
New York (O. S.), April 25, 1861, and ordained an evangelist 
by the same Presbytery, Oct. 17, 1862. He was stated supply 
of the church at Winneconne, Wis., 1863-65 ; missionary 
at Barnegat, N. ]., 1865-66; stated supply at Upper Mt. 
Bethel, Pa., 1868-71; pastor at Schickshinny, Pa., 1871-76; 
stated supply at Orwell, Pa., 1876-77; stated supply at Lehman 
and Northmoreland, Pa., 1878-79; stated supply at Scott, Pa., 
1880-81. He resided without charge at Walden, N. Y., 1882- 
85 ; served the Reformed Dutch church at Kerhonkson, N. Y., 
for a time in 1886. He resided again without charge at 
Walden, 1887-89; and at Fishkill, N. Y., 1890-93; during 1894 
he served the church at Mt. Pleasant, Pa., as stated supply. 
He resided during the following year at Newark, N. J., and 
from 1896 to 1899 in Newburg, N. Y., and at Ambler, Pa., 
from 1900 to 1904; returning to Newburg, N. Y., he resided 
there until his death, which occurred there July 23, 1909, of 
heart failure, in the 73rd year of his age. He was buried in the 
Goodwill Cemetery, near Montgomery, N. Y. He was chap- 
lain of the Twentieth Regiment, New York Militia, for three 
months in 1861. He was unmarried. 



DAVID HULL LAVERTY, D.D., 
Son of James Hill and Maria (Willeman) Laverty, was born 
at Clearfield, Pa., June 20, 1833. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Two Ridges Presbyterian Church of Jeffer- 
son Co., O., at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Grove Academy of Steubenville, O., and 
in the New Hagerstown Academy, O., under his brother, the 
Rev. W. W. Laverty. He studied also in the Buffalo Academy, 
Washington Co., O., under Prof. Jeff. Martin, and graduated 
from Washington College in i860. The first two years of his 
theological course were spent in the Western Theological Sem- 
inary, 1860-1862; he took the last year in the Seminary at 



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Princeton, from which he graduated in 1863. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Washington, April 26, 1862, and ordained 
by the same Presbytery, June 16, 1863, being at the same time 
installed pastor of the Frankfort and Three Springs churches, 
Pa. This double relation was dissolved June 6, 1865. He was 
pastor of Rockhill, O., from Oct. II, 1865, to Aug. 20, 
1867; stated supply at Cameron, W. Va., and Wegee, O., 1867- 
71 ; stated supply of Wegee, Pipe Creek and Bethel churches, 
O., 1871-72; pastor of the church at Barnesville, O., from 
Oct. 18, 1872, to Aug. 17, 1874; pastor at Enon, Pa., 
1874-81; pastor at Crestline, O., from Sept. 22, 1881, to 
Dec. 26, 1882; pastor of the Wheatland Church, Scotts- 
ville, N. Y., from May 21, 1883, to Feb. 23, 1885; stated 
supply of the Harrisville, Pleasant Valley and New Hope 
churches, Pa., 1885-87; pastor elect of the church of Lonacon- 
ing Md., from 1887 until installed its pastor in 1888. He was 
released the same year. He was then pastor elect of the church 
at Lewes, Del., from 1890 until installed pastor the following 
year, and was released in 1891 ; pastor at Rehoboth and 
stated supply at Coolspring, Del., during a part of the latter 
year; stated supply at Lewes and Rehoboth, Del., 1892-93; 
pastor elect at Cold Spring, N. J., in 1893 and installed its 
pastor July 2, 1894, this relation being dissolved Sept. 18, 1906. 
During this pastorate he supplied the Green Creek church, 
N. J., for six years, from 1894 to 1900; in 1906 he was honor- 
ably retired from the active work of the ministry, and resided 
in Philadelphia, Pa., from October 1907 until his death, which 
occurred June 28, 1909, in Philadelphia, of heart trouble, eight 
days after having completed his 76th year. He was buried in 
the Cold Spring Cemetery, Cape May Co., N. J. He received 
the honorary degree of D.D. from New Windsor, Md., in 1890. 
Dr. Laverty was commissioner to the General Assembly in 
1873, : 9 01 an d 1907. He engaged in teaching in the public 
schools before entering college, for eight years, and was prin- 
cipal of the Willard Female Seminary from 1867 to 1869. 



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He was married Oct. 27, 1864, in Pittsburg, Pa., to Kate 
E. Smith, who survives him. 



JOHN LYNN MILLIGAN, LL.L-, 
Son of James and Eleanor (Lynn) Milligan, was born July 31, 
1837, in Ickesburg, Pa. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Presbyterian church at Academia or Upper Tus- 
carora, at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Tuscarora Academy, Pa., under J. H. Shu- 
maker, and he graduated from Washington College, Pa., in 
i860. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the 
same year, he took the full three years' course there, gradu- 
ating in 1863. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Hunting- 
don, June 11, 1862. He served as chaplain of the 140th 
Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, from November 1863 to 
May 1865. He was ordained by the Presbytery of Winnebago 
Feb. 21, 1866, being at the same time installed pastor of 
the church at Horicon, Wis. He was released from this charge 
Jan. 11, 1869. From this time until his death he was 
chaplain of the Western State Penitentiary, Allegheny City, 
Pa. He died July 12, 1909, in Newport, Pa., aftenan illness 
of six months, resulting from an apopletic stroke in January 
of the same year. He died when within less than a month of 
the completion of his 72nd year, and was buried at Newport, 
Pa. He received the honorary degree of LL.D., from Wash- 
ington and Jefferson College, in 1901. Dr. Milligan was a 
delegate of the U. S. Government to the International Prison 
Congresses held in London, Stockholm, Paris, Rome, St. 
Petersburg and Buda Pesth. He was stated clerk of the 
Presbytery of Allegheny from 1892 to 1906, and was president 
of the American Prison Congress in 1908. He was a charter 
member of the National Prison Association, and also of the 
Allegheny County Prison Society, of which he was later the 
president. He was unmarried. 



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CHARLES MORISON, 
Son of George Noble and Maria Matilda (Doane) Morison, 
was born June 30, 1841, in New Orleans, La. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Tenth Presbyterian Church 
of Philadelphia, Pa., at the age of seventeen. His preparatory- 
studies were pursued in Ashbel Green's Military Academy, at 
Pass Christian, Miss., and he graduated from the University of 
Pennsylvania in i860. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 
the fall of the same year, he remained there three years. He 
spent a year after this in the study of theology in the Phila- 
delphia Divinity School of the Episcopal Church. He was 
ordained an Episcopal deacon May 10, 1865, by Bishop 
Stevens, in Philadelphia, and ordained a priest May 25, 1868, 
by Bishop Wilmer in New Orleans, La. He was then rector of 
the Episcopal church at Opelousas, and later of St. Mark's 
Church, New Orleans, La. From 1872 to 1873 ne engaged in 
teaching in New Orleans. He was rector of Trinity Church, 
Bethlehem, Pa., 1873-76; assistant to the rector of St. James' 
Church, Philadelphia, Pa., 1877-60; assistant rector of the 
American Episcopal church in Paris, France, 1880-82 ; rector 
of St. Matthew's Church, Sunbury, Pa., 1883-1905. At this time 
he retired as rector emeritus, and resided in Sunbury until his 
death, which occurred June 28, 1909, in Philadelphia, of par- 
alysis, followed by bronchial pneumonia, within two days of 
the. completion of his 68th year. He was buried in the West 
Laurel Hill Cemetery of Philadelphia. He was unmarried. 



JOHN HENRY SCOFIELD, 
Son of Alfred and Mary (Tubbs) Scofield, was born Aug. 
14, 1833, in Schuylerville, N. Y. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Stillwater, N. Y., at 
the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
Princetown, N. Y., under Rev. David Tully, and in Stillwater, 
N. Y., under Rev. Robert O. Cruikshank. and he graduated 
from Princeton University in i860. Entering the Seminary 



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at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1863. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Troy, June 10, 1862, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of North River (O. S.), June 10, 1863, being at the 
same time installed pastor of the church at New Hamburgh, 
N. Y., from which he was released May 1, 1868. He served 
the church at Dayton, N. J., as pastor elect from October 1869 
to April 1870. He was pastor of the Amwell First Church, 
Reaville, N. J., from Feb. 20, 1872, to Feb. 3, 1874; and 
of the church at Kingston, N. J., from March 25, 1874, to 
July 6, 1880. During the next four years he resided at East 
Hampton, Mass., as an evangelist. His last pastorial charge 
was that of the church at Mt. Olive, N. J., from May 29, 1884 
to Jan. 15, 1901. At this time he retired from active labor 
and was made pastor emeritus. He resided at Manchester, la., 
1901-05, and at Waverly, N. Y., from the latter date until his 
death, which occurred Sept. 10, 1909. at Waverly, of cystitis 
and senile debility, in the 77th year of his age. He was 
buried at Frenchtown, N. J. 

He was married Oct. 8, 1863, in Frenchtown, N. J., to 
Elizabeth Reading Hedges, who died Oct. 14, 1887. One 
son and one daughter survive him. 



GEORGE SLITTER, 
Son of Ludwig and Dorothy (Kraft) Sluter, was born May 5, 
1837, in St. Louis, Mo. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Pine Street Presbyterian Church of St. Louis, at 
the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Academy of Rev. John S. Watt, in St. Louis, and he graduated 
from Westminster College, Mo., in i860. After his graduation 
he spent a few months in the Theological Seminary at Colum- 
bia, S. C. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of 
i860, and took the full three years' course there, graduating in 
1863. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, 
Feb. 4, 1863, and ordained by the Presbytery of Palmyra, 



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Aug. 27, 1865. He served the church at Rensselaer, Mo., 
1863-63; was pastor of the Webster Street Church, St. Louis, 
Mo., 1865-70; pastor of the First Church, Duluth, Minn., 1870- 
71 ; pastor of the church at Shelbyville, Ind., 1871-81 ; pastor 
of the church at Arlington, N. J., from Oct. 26, 1882, to 
Sept. 12, 1893; stated supply of the church at Stirling, 
N. J., 1896-98; from the latter date until 1907, he supplied 
occasionally during the summer the West Church of Newark, 
N. J. He resided at Stirling, N. J., from 1896 until his death, 
which occurred there Aug. 24, 1908, of heart disease, in the 
72nd year of his age. He was buried at Stirling. Mr. Sluter 
was an author and lecturer on psychological subjects. He was 
the New York correspondent of the "Herald and Presbyter", 
from 1 88 1 to 1891. From 1876 to 1880 he carried on a School 
of Philosophy in Shelbyville, Ind. Among his publications 
were: "Instruction of the deaf and dumb"; "Life and char- 
acter of Mrs. Jane Major"; "The Value of Religious Litera- 
ture" ; "Memorial of Joseph Hamilton" ; "History of Shelby 
Co., Indiana" ; "Historical and critical essay on the Acta 
Pilati" ; "Life of the Emperor Tiberius"; "Walking with God", 
and "Religion of Politics". 

He was twice married: (1) March 30, 1870, in Boonville, 
Mo., to Sallie A. Collum, who died July 2, 1874; (2) Oct. 
2, 1877, at Shelbyville, Ind., to Mary Reid, who died June 17, 
1894. One son by his first wife and one by his second survive 
him. 



WILLIAM TRAVIS 
Son of William and Alice (Jackson) Travis, was born Aug. 
24, 1824, in Hancock Co., W. Va. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Wellsville, O., 
at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the West Alexander Academy, Pa., under Rev. John Mc- 
Clusky, D.D., and he graduated from Washington College, Pa., 
in 1849. He then spent eleven years in organizing and super- 



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intending public schools at Xew Lisbon and Youngstown, O., 
New Castle, Pa., Wilmington, Del., and Flint, Mich. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in i860, remaining for two 
and a half years. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Xew 
Brunswick April 16, 1862, and ordained an evangelist by the 
Presbytery of Philadelphia North, Nov. 1, 1877. He supplied 
the church at Andover, N. J., from June to October, 
1862, and was principal of the Newton Collegiate Institute, 
N. J., from 1863 to 1868. After this he was principal of the 
Germantown Academy, Pa., from 1872 to 1877. He supplied 
the Springfield Church, Flourtown, Pa., 1876-79. and was prin- 
cipal of a school in Pembina, Dak., after leaving the Spring- 
field Church. Later he served the following churches as stated 
supply: Knox Church, Fisher's Landing, Minn., 1885-86; the 
Mekinock church, with his post office address at Emerado, X. 
Dak.. 1887-88; the Lafayette and North Yamhill churches, 
Ore., in 1889; the church at Selwood, Ore., in 1890, and at the 
church at Kanapa, Ore., 1891. Later he did work as Sunday 
School missionary under the direction of the Presbytery of 
Portland for seven and a half years. He resided in Portland, 
Ore., from 1890 until his death, which occurred May 9, 1901, 
in Portland, of old age, in his 85th year. He was buried in the 
Riverview Cemetery, Portland. 

He was married July 6, 1864, in Newton, N. J., to Susan 
Catherine Linn, who died Nov. n, 1906. Three sons and 
one daughter survive him. 



JOHN LINDSAY WITHROW, D.D., LL.D., 
Son of John Mitchell and Keziah (McClellan) Withrow, was 
born March 19, 1837, in Coatesville, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Octorara, 
Pa., at the age of thirteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Tuscarora Academy. Pa., and in the Media Clas- 
sical Institute, Pa., under the Rev. Dr. Gailey. and he graduated 
from Princeton University in i860. Entering the Seminarv at 



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Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1863. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of New Castle, in April 1862, and ordained by 
the Second Presbytery of Philadelphia, May 22, 1863, being at 
the same time installed pastor of the church at Abington, Pa. 
He was released from this charge in November 1868. He was 
pastor of the Arch Street Church, Phila., from November 1868 
to October 1873; of the Second Church of Indianapolis, Ind., 
from November 1873 to June 1876; of the Park Street Con- 
gregational Church, Boston, from September 1876 to January 
1887; of the Third Presbyterian Church of Chicago from 1887 
to 1898; and of the Park Street Congregational Church, Bos- 
ton, for a second time from 1898 to 1905, when he became 
pastor emeritus. He resided in Brookline, Mass., from this 
time until his death, which occurred Sept. 24, 1909, at 
Brookline, of paresis, in the 73rd year of his age. He was 
buried in Mt. Auburn Cemetery near Boston. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D., from Lafayeytte College in 1872, 
and that of LL.D., from Knox College, Illinois, in 1896. Dr. 
Wi throw was moderator of the Presbyterian General Assembly 
in 1896. He was president of the Presbyterian Hospital of 
Chicago, when a pastor in that city. He was a member of the 
Board of Home Missions, of the Board of Education, and a 
member and vice-president of the Board of Aid for Colleges. 
He was a member of the American Board of Commissioners 
for Foreign Missions during his pastorate in Boston. While a 
student in the Seminary, he engaged in preaching, during a 
a summer vacation, to the Presbyterians of Downingtown, Pa. 
His labors resulted in the organization of the church in that 
place. He published a number of papers, essays and sermons. 
He was married Oct. 6, 1863, in Philadelphia, Pa., to 
Anna Judson Hinkel, who died Dec. 28, 1906. One daughter 
survives him. 



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ALEXANDER SANEIN, D.D., 
Son of James Edwin and Anne Eliza (Wardlaw) Rankin, was 
born Oct. 10, 1838, in Henderson, Ky. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian church in 
Schenectady, N. Y., at the age of nineteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in Henderson, Ky., under Rev. W. G. 
Allen and T. S. Parsons, and he graduated from Union Col- 
lege, Schnectady, X. Y., in i860. The following year was 
spent in his home, assisting his father in his business. Enter- 
ing the Seminary at Princeton in 1861, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1864. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Albany, June 14, 1864, and ordained an 
evangelist by the Presbytery of Muhlenburg, April 20, 1866. 
He was stated supply of the church at Ridgewood, Ky., 1866- 
67; of the Marion and Fredonia churches, Ky., 1867-71; and 
of the churches at Rockwell Falls and Corinth, N. Y., 1872- 
94, when the failure of his health compelled him to give up 
the active work of the ministry. He took up his residence in 
Schenectady, N. Y., and supplied vacant churches, preaching 
as opportunity offered. He died Oct. 20, 1909, in Schenectady, 
of heart failure, ten days after the completion of his 71st 
year. He was buried in the cemetery of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Schenectady. He received the honorary degree of 
D.D. from Union College in 1890. Dr. Rankin taught the 
higher branches in an academy in Kentucky for a time, and 
assisted a few young men at Luzerne, N. Y., in their prepara- 
tion for college or the ministry. For some years he had charge 
of a large Bible Class of young men from the General Electric 
Works of Schenectady, in connection with the First Presby- 
terian Church of that city. He had charge also of the large 
home study Bible Class of 150 members, and visited them 
regularly and faithfully. He was commissioner to the General 
Assemblies of 1868, 1883, and 1888. 

He was married June 29, 1865, in Schenectady, N. Y., to 
Elizabeth Chester Backus, who survives him. 



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ROSWELL DELAVAN SMITH, M.D., 
Son of Samuel D. and Sally Ann (Delavan) Smith, was born 
Dec. 29, 1833, in Poundridge, N. Y. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian church of 
Bloomfield, N. J., at the age of nineteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Academy of North Salem, N. Y., 
under John F. Jenkins, and in the Bloomfield Institute, N. J., 
while engaged in teaching there, and he graduated from New 
York University in 1859. He spent the interval between his 
graduation and his entering the Seminary in the pursuit of 
health on a farm, and in study and teaching. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1861, remaining there two years. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Bedford, (later, Presbytery 
of Connecticut), Oct. 8, 1862; and ordained an evangelist 
by the Presbytery of Connecticut, July 26, 1864. He supplied 
the Congregational church at Long Ridge, Conn., from May 
to September 1863; and the Congregational church at North 
Stamford, Conn., from Oct. 18, 1863, to Dec. 31, 1864; 
he was stated supply of the Presbyterian church of South 
East, N. Y., from September 1865 to June 1870. During 
the year following he engaged in home missionary work at 
Rutherford Park, N. J. He organized and was stated supply 
of the First Union Church, Rutherford Park, from March 1871 
to June 1878. After this he studied medicine and graduated 
from New York Medical College in 1880. He practised medi- 
cine in New York City until 1893, an d during the year follow- 
ing this in Brooklyn ; returning to New York he continued to 
practice medicine until his death, which occurred March 19, 
1910, in New York City, of pneumonia, in the 77th year of 
his age. He was buried at South East, N. Y. He engaged in 
teaching the greater part of the time from 1850 to 1855. 

He was married Oct. 4, 1866, at South East, N. Y., to 
Catherine A. Sears, who died Jan. 19, 1892. Three sons and 
two daughters survive him. 



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WILLIAM THAYER SMITH, M.D., LL.D., 
Son of Rev. Asa Dodge and Sarah Ann (Adams) Smith, was 
born March 30, 1839, in New York City. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the 14th Street Presbyterian Church 
of Xew York City, at the age of seventeen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., 
under Dr. Samuel H. Taylor, principal, and he graduated from 
Yale University in i860. For a year thereafter he engaged 
in teaching in Xew York City. He entered the Seminar}- at 
Princeton in 1861, remaining one year. He pursued his theo- 
logical studies for a short time in 1862 in Union Seminary, 
New York City, but his health failed, and he was obliged to 
discontinue these studies, which were never resumed. He 
resided in Hanover, N. H., from 1864 to 1874. He was an 
instructor in the New Hampshire College of Agriculture at 
Dartmouth, from 1874 to 1876. He graduated from the Medi- 
cal Department of Dartmouth College in 1878, and received the 
degree of M.D. from the University of New York also in 1879. 
During the latter year he practised medicine in Hanover, N. H. 
He was an associate professor of Anatomy and Physiology in 
Dartmouth College from 1883 t0 I 885, and professor of Physi- 
ology in the same institution from 1885 to 1907. He was dean 
of the Medical Department of that college from 1897 until his 
death, which occurred Sept. 17, 1909, in Hanover, N. H., 
of cerebral embolism, in the 71st year of his age. He was 
buried at Hanover. He received the degree of LL.D., from 
Dartmouth College in 1897. He published : "The human body 
and its health", 1884; "Primer of Physiology and hygiene", 
1885; and "Primer of Physiology", 1886. He was a deacon in 
the Congregational Church after 1885. 

He was married Jan. 14, 1885, in Norwich, Vt., to Susan 
Susan Weston Kellogg, who died March 27, 1902. Two sons 
survive him. 

MOSES PORTER SNELL, 
Son of Thomas and Lucretia Colt (Porter) Snell, was born 



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May 3, 1839, at North Brookfield, Mass. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the First Congregational church of 
North Brookfield, Mass., at the age of sixteen. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued in Burr Seminary, Manchester, Vt., 
under Rev. J. D. Wickham, D.D., and Prof. Burnham, and he 
graduated from Amherst College in 1861. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, but re- 
mained only a few months on account of severe illness. Later 
he spent the years 1865 and 1867 in Hartford Theological 
Seminary. He was licensed by the Hampden East Congre- 
gational Association, May 8, 1867, and ordained by a Congre- 
gational Council at North Brookfield, Mass., May 10, 1870. 
He engaged in teaching for a short time in 1862 in Manchester, 
Vt. From 1862 to 1865 he was a volunteer in the U. S. Army, 
being a brevet-captain at the close of the war. In 1867 he 
engaged in home missionary work in Hartford, Conn. From 
1868 to 1870 he was secretary of the Y. M. C. A. of Hartford. 
He was a clerk in the U. S. Treasury Department, Washing- 
ton, D. C, from 1873 to l ^>7^>'> ne was secretary of the Y. M. 
C. A. in Washington, 1876-78; agent for the American Bible 
Society in Washington, 1879-88; from 1881 to 1908 he worked 
in the Post Office Department in Washington, D. C. He 
supplied the church at Clifton, Va., 1889-94; and the church 
at Riverdale, Md., 1894-98; he continued his residence in 
Washington until July 1909, when he entered the Merriam 
Home, at Newton, N. J., where he died Dec. 31, 1909, of the 
infirmities of old age, in his 71st year. He was buried at 
Washington, D. C. 

He was married Aug. 31, 1862, in New Haven, Conn., to 
May Cordelia Hallock, who, with five sons and two daughters, 
survives him. 



SAMUEL BARRETT PETTENGILL, 
Son of Jonathan Stickney and Sally (Barrett) Pettengill, 
was born Feb. 7, 1839, in Grafton, Vt. He made a public 



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confession of his faith in the Congregational church of Graf- 
ton, at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Burr Seminary, Manchester, Vt., under the Rev. 
J. D. Wickham, D.D., and Prof. William A. Burnham. He 
spent two years, 1857-59, m Middlebury College, and one year 
in Amherst College. Before going to the Seminary he engaged 
in farming for a time, and was a member of Company B of the 
7th Squadron, Rhode Island Calvary, in the Union Army, 
1862; this was the only company in the Civil War composed of 
college students. He entered the Seminary- at Princeton in 
1863, remaining two years. He took the third year of his 
seminary course at Andover, from which he graduated in 1866. 
He was licensed by the Essex South Congregational Associa- 
tion in 1866. He was never ordained. He supplied the church 
at Little Sioux, la., 1867 to 1868, but did not continue in the 
work of the ministry. He was editor of St. Alban's Messen- 
ger, 1868-72; editor of the Herald and Globe, Rutland, Vt., 
1872-79; again editor of the St. Alban's Messenger, 1880-83; 
from the latter year until 1886, he was editor of the Oregon- 
ian, of Portland, Ore., and of the Ledger, Tacoma, Wash., 
1887-90. After this he was for a time editor of the Everett 
Herald, with his residence at Tacoma. The later years of his 
life were spent in Saxton's River, Vt., where he died Oct. 
2, 1909, of apoplexy, in the 71st year of his age. He was 
buried at Saxton's River. He published : "College Cavaliers", 
1883 > "The Mistakes of Prohibition", and "Chinese Immigra- 
tion". 

He was married Dec. 24, 1880, in Louisville, Ky., to Sue 
Harry Clagett, who died Aug. 14, 1890. Two sons survive 
him. 



WILLIAM EEOWN CHAMBEHLIN, 
Son of Moses and Elizabeth (Brown) Chamberlin. was born 
Aug. 29, 1832, in Hanover, Ind. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Allensville, Ind., 



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at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in Hanover, under Dr. James Wood and Prof. George A. 
Irwin, and he graduated from Hanover College in 1864. After 
his graduation, he spent four months in the northern army 
during the Civil War. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 
1864, he remained there a year. The other two years of his 
theological course were spent in the McCormick Seminary, 
from which he graduated in 1867. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Madison (O. S.) April 12, 1866, and ordained 
an evangelist by the Presbytery of Indianapolis, Oct. 20, 
1867. He engaged in work as a home missionary in Indian- 
apolis, from 1867 to 1870. He was pastor of the Fifth Church, 
Indianapolis, 1870-72; of the church at Redwood Falls, Minn., 
1872-75; stated supply at Hamburg, la., 1875-76; pastor of the 
Eleventh Church, Indianapolis, Ind., 1877-81 ; stated supply at 
Humbolt, Kan., 1881-86; pastor at Coffeville, Kan., 1886-91; 
stated supply and missionary in Hanover, Ind., 1891-1907. At 
this time he was honorably retired from the active work of the 
ministry, and continued his residence in Hanover until his death 
which occurred there, May 18, 1909, of arterial schlerosis, in 
the 77th year of his age. He was buried at Hanover. Mr. 
Chamberlin was moderator of the Presbytery of Indianapolis 
in 1867, of the Presbytery of Neosho in 1887, and of the 
Presbytery of New Albany in 1892. 

He was married June 27, 1871, in Indianapolis, Ind., to 
Josephine H. Allen, who, with two sons and one daughter, 
survives him. 



FRANCIS WALLACE FAERIES, 
Son of Robert and Janet (Patterson) Farries, was born May 1, 
1840, in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church at Acton, Ont., Canada, 
at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Rockwood Academy, Ont., and in the Gait Grammar 
School, also in Ontario, and he graduated from Knox College. 



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Toronto, in 1864. He spent two years of his theological course 
1864-66 in the theological department of Knox College. Dur- 
ing one of these years he was teacher of Classics in Knox 
College. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1866, taking 
his third year there and graduating in 1867. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 18, 1867 and or- 
dained by the Presbytery of Hudson, May 19, 1868. He served 
the church at Otisville, N. Y., as stated supply from 1867 until 
installed its pastor at the time of his ordination. He was 
released from this charge Jan. 27, 1871. After this he had 
the following pastorial charges : the Dumfries Street Church of 
Paris, Ont., 1871-75; the Knox Church, Ottawa, 1875-93; an d 
the church at Goldsboro, N. C, 1893-1909. He died April 7, 
1909, in Goldsboro, of apoplexy, in the 69th year of his age. 
He was buried at Goldsboro. Mr. Farries was a member of 
the General Assembly's Home Missions Committee of the Can- 
adian Church, 1879-93, an d convener of the same; he was 
chaplain of the St. Andrew's Society of Ottawa, 1881-1893; 
of the Sons of Scotland, of Ottawa, 1890-93 ; and of the High 
Court of Ontario, I. O. F., 1892-1903. He published many 
sermons and was joint editor of the Handbook of the Presby- 
terian Church of Canada. 

He was married Jan. 21, 1868, in Otisville, N. Y., to 
Sophia Antionette Bugle, who, with three sons and three 
daughters, survives him. 



JOSEPH GAMBLE, D.D., 
Son of Archibald and Louisa B. (Easton) Gamble, was born 
Sept. 6, 1842, \n St. Louis, Mo. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Canonsburg, 
Pa., at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the St. Louis High School, and he graduated from 
Jefferson College in 1864. Entering the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three years' 
course there, graduating in 1867. He was licensed by the 



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Presbytery of New York (O. S.), Oct. 10, 1866, and ordained 
by the Presbytery of Cincinnati, (O. S.), June 9, 1868, being at 
the same time installed pastor of the church at Avondale, O. 
He was released from this charge July 14, 1870. He was pastor 
of the Poplar Street Church, Cincinnati, O., from July 2, 1871 
to June 28, 1872; pastor of the church of Wyoming, O., from 
Sept. 28, 1872, to March 1, 1880; his only other pastorate was 
that of the church at Plattsburg, N. Y., from July 1, 1880, 
to Sept. 18, 1907, a period of twenty-seven years. He sup- 
plied the Plattsburg church after his release from it until 
April 1908. Thereafter he continued his residence in Platts- 
burg, until his death, which occurred Aug. 8, 1909, at Red 
Oakes, near Plattsburg, in the 67th year of his age. He was 
buried in the cemetery of Princeton, N. J. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D. in 1895 from Union College. He 
published a number of sermons and was for many years 
the correspondent of "The Presbyterian" under the pen name 
of Nemo. 

He was married April 25, 1867, in Princeton, N. J., to Mary 
McGill, daughter of the Rev. Prof. A. T. McGill, of Princeton 
Seminary. Mrs. Gamble, with two daughters, survives her 
husband. 



THOMAS JEFFERSON AIKEN, 
Son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Dougherty) Aiken, was born 
April 1, 1 841, in Chester Co., Pa. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Great Valley, 
Pa., at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued partly under his pastor, the Rev. R. M. Patterson, of 
Great Valley, and partly under the Rev. Samuel Gayley in the 
Media Classical Institute of Media, and he graduated from 
Lafayette College in 1865. Entering the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three years' 
course there, graduating in 1868. He was licensed by the 
Central Presbytery of Philadelphia, April 2, 1867, and ordain- 



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ed by the Third Presbytery of Philadelphia, April 27, 1869. 
He became stated supply of the churches of East Whiteland 
and Reeseville, Pa., in May 1868, and was installed their 
pastor April 27, 1869. His relation with the former church 
was dissolved in May 1871, and he continued pastor of the 
Reeseville Church until January, 1874. His next pastorate 
was over the church at Port Deposit, Md., 1874-82. He was 
then pastor of the Second Church of Chester, Pa., 1882-85 ; 
and pastor of the Trinity Church, Berwyn, Pa., from Oct. 
17, 1885, to May 28, 1901, and after this, of the church at 
Paoli, Pa., from May 31, 1901, to June 6, 1905, and of the 
church at Malvern, Pa., from May 31, 1901, to Dec. 31, 
1907. While pastor of Trinity Church, Berwyn, he helped 
organize the church at Malvern, although he was not its first 
pastor. He was the founder of the church at Paoli, and its 
first pastor. He died Oct. 24, 1909, at Berwyn, of heart 
failure, in the 69th year of his age, and was buried in the 
cemetery of the Great Valley Church, Pa. Mr. Aiken assisted 
in the organization of the Wayne church, and while at Chester 
he organized the Bethany Church of South Chester. 

He was married May 23, 1871, at Frazer, Chester Co., Pa., 
to Susan Davis, who, with three sons and one daughter, sur- 
vives him. 



ALVIN CUTLEE CAMPBELL 
Son of James and Margaret (Murphy) Campbell, was born in 
Whiting, Me., Oct. 6, 1836. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Central Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, 
N. Y., at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Brooklyn High School under the Rev. J. S. 
Davidson, D.D., and he graduated from Amherst College in 
1865. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the 
same year, he took the full three years' course there, gradu- 
ating in 1868. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Nassau, 
Oct. 8, 1867, and ordained by the Presbytery of North- 



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umberland June 30, 1868. At the time of his ordination he 
was installed pastor of the church at Northumberland, Pa., 
and was released from this charge in April 1869. Afterward 
he served the following churches : stated supply at North 
Point and Renovo, Pa., 1869-72; pastor elect at Pulaski, Pa., 
from 1872 until installed pastor in April 1873, being released 
from this charge in 1876; pastor at Montgomery, Pa., from 
March 21, 1876 to March 21, 1880; stated supply at North- 
umberland, Pa., from March 1880, to September 1885; stated 
supply at Orbisonia, Pa., for six months; stated supply at 
Montgomery again from December, 1887, to August, 1897; 
stated supply at Warrior Run, Pa., 1887-1904. At this time 
ill health abliged him to give up active ministerial work. He 
resided in Northumberland, Pa., from 1880 until his death, 
which occurred there Jan. 27, 1910, of paresis, in the 74th 
year of his age. He was buried at Northumberland. During 
his entire ministry he suffered from ill health. 

He was married May 4, 1869, in Northumberland, Pa., to 
Mattie Hanselman, who survives him. 



JAMES WILLIAM McILVAIN, D.D. 
Son of Donald and Sarah Bedford (Beatty) Mcllvain, was 
born Oct. 29, 1850, in Baltimore, Md. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of 
Baltimore at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the private school of George G. Carey in Balti- 
more, and he graduated from Princeton University in 1870. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same 
year, he took the full three years' course there, graduating in 
1873, an d remaining for a further year of graduate study. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Baltimore, Oct. 15, 
1873, an d ordained by the Presbytery of Lehigh, June 19, 
1878. After leaving Princeton he engaged in teaching in a 
private family in Newburgh, from December 1874 to June 
I 875, when he spent four months in travel in Europe. He was 



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stated supply of the church at Mt. Alto, Md., from December 
1875 to June 1876, and later supplied the Dolphin Street 
Church, now Lafayette Square, in Baltimore, for six months 
in 1877. At the time of his ordination he was installed pastor 
of the South Bethlehem Church, Pa., and this relation was 
dissolved Sept. 17, 1879. In the same year he became 
stated supply of the church at Palisades, N. Y., being installed 
its pastor Feb. 16, 1880. He was released from this 
charge Sept. 19, 1882. He was stated supply at Hyatts- 
ville, Md., from September 1883 until installed pastor Oct. 
15, 1884. This relation continued until April 1892. He was 
pastor of the church at Annapolis, Md., from April 25, 1892, 
until June 8, 1897. He supplied the Roland Park Church, 
Baltimore, from December 1898 until January 1900. At this 
time he gave up the work of the pastorate to accept the agency 
of the Maryland Tract Society, with his headquarters in 
Baltimore. He continued this work until his death, which 
occurred Aug. 7, 1909, in Baltimore, of Bright's disease, in 
the 59th year of his age. He was buried in the Greenmount 
Cemetery near Baltimore. He received the honorary degree 
of D.D. from St. John's College, Annapolis, in 1905. Dr. Mc- 
Ilvain published : "Early Presbyterianism in Maryland", in 
1890, (one of the Johns Hopkins University studies in history 
and political sciences) ; "Some Relics of Early Presbyterianism 
in Maryland", reprinted from the papers of the American 
Society of Church History; and "What are the Grounds for 
Divorce as Revealed in Holy Scripture?" 1902. 

He was married April 15, 1896, in Salisbury, Md., to 
Amelia Franklin Toadvine, who survives him. 



WILLIAM DAVY THOMAS, PhD., D.D., 
Son of Thomas D., and Elizabeth (Davy) Thomas, was born 
Jan. 5, 1844, in Carmarthenshire, S. Wales. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Wales, at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were 



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pursued in Dublin, Ireland, and at Dr. J. F. Pingry's School, 
Elizabeth, N. J., and he graduated from Princeton University 
in 1870. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the 
same year, he remained there one year. The other two years 
of his seminary course he took in Union Seminary, New York 
City, from which he graduated in 1873. He spent the year 
1874-75 in Leipzig University, as a student of Philosophy and 
Theology, and the year following in the University of Berlin 
pursuing the same studies. He was pursuing these studies in 
accordance with the conditions of the fellowship of Mental 
and Moral Philosophy, which he received from Princeton 
University in 1870. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Elizabeth, Oct. 1, 1872, and ordained by the Presbytery 
of Topeka, April 30, 1876. He supplied Grace Church of 
Peoria, 111., from June 1873 to March 1874. He was pastor of 
Westminster Church, Leavenworth, Kan., from April 30, 1876 
to May 13, 1877; of the First Church, Winona, Minn., 1877- 
1880; of the church at La Crosse, Wis., from Dec. 19, 
1880, to April 21, 1889; after this he was the missionary of the 
Synod of Wisconsin, with his residence at La Crosse, from 
1889 until his death, which occurred May 10, 1909, suddenly, 
while he was on the railway train near Camp Douglas, Wis., 
in the 66th year of his age. He was buried in the cemetery 
at La Crosse, Wis. He received the honorary degree of Ph.D., 
from Berlin University, in 1876, and that of D.D., from Gale 
College in 1893. He was a member of the American Academy 
of Politics and Social Sciences; a fellow of the Society of 
Science, Letters and Art of London, Eng. He was repeatedly 
moderator of his Presbytery, and was also moderator of the 
Synod of Wisconsin. He published several sermons and ad- 
dresses. During his student life in Germany, he engaged in 
teaching. He was editor for a time of the Wisconsin Presby- 
terian Review. He was unmarried. 



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GEORGE GERMAIN ELY RICHARDS, 
Son of Rev. Charles and Christiana Brown (McMuldroch) 
Richards, was born Sept. n, 1849, i n Hector, N. Y. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian 
church of Maumee City, O., at the age of sixteen. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in Maumee City, under Rev. 
Prof. R. B. Pope, and he graduated from Western Reserve 
College in 1872, being the second honor man of his class. He 
spent the following year as a tutor in Western Reserve College. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1893, remaining two 
years. The last year of his seminary course he spent in Union 
Seminary, New York City, from which he graduated in 1876. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Cleveland, June 9, 1875, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Wisconsin River, Oct. 
10, 1876. From July 1876 to June 1877 he supplied the church 
at Richard Centre, Wis., and the churches at Delmar, Elwood, 
and Lost Nation, la., from Nov. 7, 1877, to Dec. 9, 1881 ; 
he was pastor of the church at Gallipolis from May 4, 
1882, to Dec. 18, 1884; of the churches at Murdoch and 
Goshen, O., from April 30, 1885, to Dec. 7, 1891. From 
this latter date until April 1900 he was stated supply at Green- 
ville, 111. He was pastor of the church at Kirkwood, 111., from 
May 1, 1900, to July 26, 1904; pastor of the church at Mt. 
Carmel, 111., Nov. 22, 1904, to Sept 15, 1908. He sup- 
plied the church at Greenview, 111., during the following 
year. He died at Greenview, 111., June 6, 1909, of heart 
failure, two weeks after breaking his leg when thrown from 
his bicycle. He was in his 60th year when he died. He was 
buried at Greenville, 111. He was stated clerk of the Presby- 
tery of Alton from 1897 to 1900; and of the Presbytery of 
Schuyler, 1902-1904. He was permanent clerk of the latter 
Presbytery from 1902 until his death. He was moderator of 
the Presbyteries of Athens, Cincinnati, Alton, Cairo and 
Ewing. He was a member of the joint committee on the 
adjustment of the boundry lines between the Synod of Illinois 



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and the Synod of Illinois A. He published a historical address 
on the occasion of the Semi-Centennial of the Goshen Presby-. 
terian church. He taught school in Wisconsin from Novem- 
ber 1868 to March 1869, and in New York City for a time 
in 1874. 

He was married Sept. 27, 1876, in Hudson, O., to Annie 
Laura Lord, who, with three daughters, survives him. 



WILLIAM ADDISON ALEXANDER, D-D., 
Son of the Rev. Dr. James Harvey and Louisa Jane (Bingham) 
Alexander, was born in Kosciusko, Miss., Jan. 19, 1857. 
He made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian 
church of Kosciusko at the age of fourteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the private and public schools of Kos- 
ciusko, and he graduated from the University of Mississippi 
in 1875. He spent the following year as a tutor of Greek and 
Mathematics in the University of Mississippi, and entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in 1876, taking the full three years' 
course there and graduating in 1879. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Central Mississippi, July 9, 1879, and ordained 
by the same, Oct. 12, 1879. He was pastor of the church 
at Lexington, Miss., 1879-81 ; stated supply of the church at 
Franklin, Miss., during the same time ; stated supply at the 
church of Yazoo City, Miss., 1881-84; pastor of the church at 
Canton, Miss., 1884-92; and stated supply of the church at 
Madison, Wis., 1885-92. At this time he gave up the work of 
the pastorate to accept the chair of Biblical Literature in the 
Southwestern Presbyterian Lmiversity, entering upon his duties 
there in 1892, with his residence at Clarksville, Tenn. He 
continued his work as professor until his death, which occurred 
Nov. 15, 1909, in Memphis, Tenn., of heart failure, in the 
53rd year of his age. He was buried at Clarksville. He 
received the honorary degree of D.D. from Davidson Callege 
in 1896. Dr. Alexander was stated clerk of the Presbytery 
of Central Mississippi from 1886 to 1892 ; and stated clerk and 



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treasurer of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian 
Church South, from 1898 until his death. He was a member 
of the General Assembly of the Southern Church in 1883 and 
1890. He was a delegate to the meeting of the Presbyterian 
Council in Toronto in 1892; and a member of the Alliance 
of the Reformed Churches in 1907. He was corresponding 
editor of the Southwestern Presbyterian from 1891 to 1894. 
He published the Digest of the Acts and Decisions of the 
General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U. S., 
1888, and a supplement to the same, 1898. He also published 
a tract on Card Playing in 1898, and was editor of the Minutes 
of the Southern General Assembly from 1898 until his death. 
He also published miscellaneous book reviews and numerous 
articles in the religious press. 

He was married Oct. 15, 1890, in Canton, Miss., to Ora 
Scales Reid, who, with two daughters and one son, survives 
him. 



HARRY VERNON RICE, 
Son of William Harry and Anna Maria (Talmadge) Rice, was 
born Oct. 25, 1852, in Fulton, N. Y. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian church of 
Sandwich, 111., at the age of seventeen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued at Kalamazoo College, Mich., and be- 
came a student in Lafayette College, from which he did not 
graduate. He took the first two years of his theological course 
in Union Theological Seminary, New York, 1876-78, and the 
third year in Princeton, from which he graduated in 1879. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Lehigh April 18, 1878, 
and was ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of Mankato, 
Oct. 8, 1879. During the summer of 1877 ne supplied the 
First Presbyterian Church of Audenried, Pa., and preached 
under the Home Mission Board in Grand Rapids Presbytery 
during the summer of 1878; he was stated supply of the church 
at Flandreau, Dak., in 1880; he served the church at Carson 



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City, Nev., as pastor elect in 1881 ; the church at Cambria, Cal., 
as stated supply from 1881 to 1882; the church at lone, Cal., 
as stated supply, 1882-84; the church at Union, Ore., as stated 
supply, in 1886; and the church at Port Townsend Bay, Wash., 
as pastor, 1887-97. From this time he resided without charge 
in Quilcene, Wash., until 1904 and then in Santa Barbara, Cal, 
until his death, which occurred there Feb. 26, 1909, of apo- 
plexy, in the 57th year of his age. He was buried at Santa 
Barbara, Cal. 

Mr. Rice was married twice: (1) In New York City, to 
Alida M. Du Bois; (2) In Port Townsend, Wash., July 15, 
1889, to Jennie M. Bill, who, with one daughter by his first 
wife, survives him. 



JAMES ALEXANDER CREIGHTON, 
Son of James and Margaret (Moffat) Creighton, was born 
March 24, 1848, in Conshocton Co., O. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Jefferson Presbyterian Church 
near Warsaw, O., at the age of seventeen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in Ohio under the Rev. Robert Morrison, 
and at the Vermillion Institute; and he graduated from the 
Forest Academy in 1873, with the first honors of his class. 
He then engaged in teaching for four years in the Stephenson 
Academy in Maury Co., Tenn. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1877, taking the full three years' course there, and 
graduating in 1880. He was licensed by the Presbytery at 
Columbia, Sept. 16, 1880, and ordained by the Presby- 
tery of Paducah, Sept. 26, 1880. At the time of his 
ordination he was installed pastor of the church at Colum- 
bus, Ky., where he remained one year. He was stated supply 
at Farmington, Mo., 1881-88; at Abilene, Colorado, and Sweet- 
water, Mo., 1889-90; at Abilene and Anson, Mo., 1890-91. 
He labored as an evangelist in Abilene, Mo., from 1891 to 
1892, and as pastor elect of the church at Waxahachie, Mo., 
and stated supply of the church at Lone Elm, Mo., for a time 



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in 1892. He "served the session of the Corsicana church as 
county evangelist for Navarro", 1893-98. He also served the 
Montgomery City and Benton City churches. Mo., from 1897 
to 1898. For a time he was financial agent of the Synod of 
Texas for Gainesville Female College. He organized what is 
now called Elmwood Seminar}- while at Farmington, Mo. He 
died Sept. 3, 1909, at Ennis, Tex., of paralysis, in the 62nd 
year of his age. He was buried at Ennis. 

He was married Nov. 23, 1898, to Ben Thorn well Prewitt, 
who, with one son, survives him. 



JOHN LEEOY TAYLOR, Ph.D., D.D., 
Son of Simpson Charlton and Elizabeth (Hattan) Taylor, was 
born Oct. 2, 1850, in Bethlehem, Ind. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Pisgah Church (N. S.), Bethle- 
hem, at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the preparatory department of Hanover College, and 
he graduated from Wabash College in 1876. He spent the 
next six months in teaching and then six months on a farm. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1877, remaining there 
one year. He took the other two years of his theological course 
in Lane Seminary, from which he graduated in 1880. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of New Albany, April 10, 1879, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Denver, Oct. 9, 18S0. He 
was stated supply of the church at Greely, Col., from June 
1880 to July 1882; stated supply at Waverly, N. Y., from 
July 1882 to August 1889; pastor of the church at Wyoming, 
O., from Nov. 13, 1889, to Oct. 20, 1902; pastor of the 
church at Asbury Park, N. J., from Nov. 12, 1902, until 
his death, which occurred July 11, 1909, at Asbury Park, of 
Bright's disease, in the 59th year of his age. He was buried 
at La Porte, Ind. He received the degree of Ph.D., from 
Worcester University in 1897, and that of D.D., from Hanover 
College in 1906. 



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He was married March 29, 1882, in La Porte, Ind., to 
Annie Virginia Frye, who survives him. 



JOHN PETER ENGSTPwOM, 
Son of Magnus and Ellen (Solberg) Engstrom, was born 
Nov. n, 1855, at Hoganas, Sweden. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of 
New Albany, Ind., at the age of eighteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the preparatory departmnt of Hanover 
College, from which institution he graduated in 1881. He took 
the first year of his theological course in Lane Seminary im- 
mediately after his graduation from college. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1882, he remained there one year. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Albany, April 
4, 1883, and ordained by the same Presbytery April 5, 1883. 
He was pastor of the church at Mt. Carmel, Ind., 1883-85 ; 
stated supply at Waveland, Ind., 1886, until installed pastor 
May 12, 1887, serving this church until 1890; stated supply 
at Lebanon, Ind., 1891-93; stated supply at Poplar Bluff, Mo., 
1893-95; stated supply of the Parke Memorial Church, Evans- 
ville, Ind., from 1895 until installed its pastor in the following 
year; this relation was dissolved April 9, 1902; pastor at 
Oskaloosa, la., from June 3, 1902, to Sept. 20, 1905. During 
the next two years he engaged in work as an evangelist. 
His last active work was as stated supply of the church at 
Lansing, la., from 1907 until his death, which occurred Aug. 
4, 1909, at Lansing, of angina pectoris, in the 54th year of his 
age. He was buried at Lansing. 

He was married Oct. 25, 1883, m Clark Co., Ind., to 
Emma Le Craw, who, with three daughters, survives him. 



EDWAED HUNTTING EUDD, 
Son of Edward Payson and Betsy (Huntting) Rudd, was born 
June 17, i860, in Sag Harbor, L. I., N. Y. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Sag 



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Harbor, at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued at Sag Harbor in the Dwight Private School of Rail- 
way, N. Y., and Rutgers Grammar School, New Brunswick, 
N. J., and he graduated from Princeton University in 1883. 
During the next year he travelled for a time in Europe and 
studied in Edinburgh University and New College, Edin- 
burgh. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1884, he took 
the full three years' course there, graduating in 1887. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Elizabeth, April 26, 1886 and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Albany, Oct. 25, 1887, be- 
ing at the same time installed pastor of the Sixth Church of 
Albany, N. Y. He was released from this charge May 4, 
1891. He was pastor of the First Church of Albion, N. Y., 
from May 19, 1891, to Feb. 2, 1897; associate pastor of 
the Madison Square Church, New York City, 1897-99; the 
following year he spent at the University of Bonn, Germany; 
he was pastor of the First Congregational Church at Dedham, 
Mass., from April 24, 1901, until his death, which occurred at 
Dedham, July 8, 1909, of cancer of the liver, in the 50th 
year of his age. He was buried at Stockbridge, Mass. He 
was moderator of the Presbytery of Albany in 1890, and was 
moderator of the Presbytery of Niagara. He was a commiss- 
ioner from the Presbytery of Albany to Auburn Theological 
Seminary, and held the same appointment from the Presbytery 
of Niagara. He was a commissioner to the General Assembly 
of 1894. He published occasional sermons, and newspaper 
articles, and edited the Triennial, Sexennial and Decennial 
Records of the Class of 1883 of Princeton University. He 
edited also Twenty Years After, the Record of his college 
class. He published also Dedham's Ancient Landmarks, and 
their national significance, 1908. 

He was married Sept. 9, 1887, in Pittsfield, Mass., to 
Mary Winslow Dwight, who, with two sons and one daughter, 
survives him. 



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LUTHER ALBERTUS OATES, 
Son of Isaac Read and Sarah Ellen (Falls) Oates, was born 
Jan. 17, 1865, in Shelby, N. C. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the German Reformed Church of Newton, 
N. C, at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in King's Mountain High School, N. C, and in the 
Catawba High School of Newton, N. C, and he gradu- 
ated from Davidson College, N. C, in 1887. Entering 
the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he 
took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1890. 
He remained for a further year of graduate study in the 
Seminary. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Mecklinburg, 
July 31, 1890; and ordained by the Presbytery of New Castle, 
May 26, 1892, being at the same time installed pastor of the 
church in Delaware City, Del. He was released from this 
charge Jan. 22, 1900. His other pastorates were that of the 
Falling Spring Church, Chambersburg, Pa., from Feb. 27, 
1900, to March 12, 1903, and that of the First Church of 
Bridgeton, N. J., from May 14, 1903, until his death, which 
occurred Nov. 15, 1909, in the Medico-Chirurgical Hospital, 
Philadelphia, of a complication of diseases, in the 45th 
year of his age. He was buried in the Broad Street Cemetery, 
Bridgeton, N. J. Pie was stated clerk of the Presbytery of 
New Castle, 1899 to 1900; he was a commissioner to the 
General Assembly in 1899 and 1906. He was a trustee of the 
Wilson Female Academy, Pa., and of the West Jersey Acad- 
emy of Bridgeton, N. J. 

He was married Oct. 30, 1902, in Beverly, Md., to Ethel- 
inde Chrisfield Dennis, who, with one son, survives him. 



JOSEPH McINTYRE, 
Son of Daniel and Annie (McOuade) Mclntyre, was born 
March 2, 1866, in West Troy, N. Y. He made a public con- 
fessoion of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of 
Troy at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were 



58 NECROLOGICAL REPORT. [ 1 9 10 

pursued in the Troy Academy, of which Newton Wilson was 
principal, and he graduated from Union College in 1888. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same 
year, he spent four years there, graduating in 1892. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Troy, April 18, 1892, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Philadelphia North, Sept. 15, 
1892, being at the same time installed pastor of the church 
at Port Kennedy, Pa. He was released from this charge 
Oct. 2, 1894. He supplied the church at Vorheesville, N. 
Y., 1894-95; he was pastor of the First Reformed Dutch 
Church of West Glenville, N. Y., 1895-1899, and of the Dutch 
Reformed Church at Cold Spring, N. Y., 1899-1902. His last 
pastorate was over the Dutch Reformed Church of Bloming- 
burg, N. Y., 1903-06; after this he continued his residence in 
Bloomingburg, and died, June 17, 1909, in Scotia, N. Y., of 
nervous exhaustion, in the 44th year of his age. He was 
buried in the Vale Cemetery, Schenectady, N. Y. 

He was married Aug. 22, 1888, in Schenectady, to Sarah 
Gertrude Schermerhorn, who, with five sons and one daughter, 
survives him. 



ALBERT BED), 
Son of George Spafford and Elizabeth (Denise) Reid, was 
orn Feb. 23, 1864, in Englishtown. N. J. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Old Tennent Presbyterian 
Church at Tennent, N. J., at the age of seventeen. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in the Freehold Institute, N. J., 
of which the Rev. A. G. Chambers was pricipal, and he gradu- 
ated from Princeton University in 1890. Entering the Semin- 
ary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full 
three years' course there, graduating in 1893. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Monmouth, April 13, 1892, and ordained 
by the Presbytery of West Jersey, April 24, 1894; being at the 
same time installed pastor of the churches at Glassboro and 
Bunker Hill, N. J. He was released from this double charge 



I9IO] NECROLOGICAL REPORT. 59 

Jan. 29, 1895. He was pastor of the Irving Avenue Church 
of Bridgeton, N. J., from Feb. 28, 1905, to Sept. 27, 
1898, and of the church at Kingston, N. J., from Nov. 2, 
1898, to Nov. 10, 1904. He supplied the church at Jupiter, 
N. C, from December 1904 to August 1909. At this 
time he received a call to the church at Temple, Oklahoma, 
and had entered upon his work there, arrangements having 
been made for his installation. He died Nov. 19, 1909, in 
Temple, of typhoid fever, in the 46th year of his age. He 
was buried in the Old Tenent Church Cemetery, N. J. He was 
a commissioner to the General Assembly of 1909. 

He was married June 7, 1894, in Hightstown, N. J., to 
Helen Louisa Schenck, who, with three daughters, survives 
him. 



ARTHUR D0U3ALL, 
Son of William and Susan P. (Tinning) Dougal, was born 
Nov. 20, 1868, at Glenville, N. Y. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the East Avenue (State Street) 
Presbyterian Church of Schenectady, N. Y., at the age of 
fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Union 
Classical Institute (now Schenectady High School), under 
Prof. Charles S. Halsey, principal, and he graduated from 
Union College in 1892. Entering the Seminary at Princeton 
in the fall of the same year, he took the full three years' course 
there, graduating in 1895. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Albany, Feb. 5, 1895, and ordained by the Presbytery 
of New Castle, Oct. 10, 1895, being at the same time in- 
stalled pastor of the Buckingham Church of Berlin, Md. He 
was released from this charge Feb. 27, 1900. He was 
pastor of the Reformed Dutch church of Fort Plain, N. Y., 
from March 1900 to April 1903; pastor of the First Presby- 
terian Church of Canandaigua, N. Y., from April 1903 to 
October 1904; and pastor of the First Church of Elmira, N. Y., 
from Nov. 10, 1904, until his death, which occurred at Elmira, 



60 NECROLOGICAL REPORT. [ I 9 I ° 

Oct. 17, 1909, of typhoid fever, in the 41st year of his age. 
He was buried at Schenectady, N. Y. 

He was married June 19, 1895, at Fort Edward, N. Y., to 
Bessie Veeder Dollar, who, with two sons, survives him. 



WILLIAM HENKY MOEROW, 
Son of Morris and Martha (Long) Morrow, was born Jan. 
14, 1869, in Greensboro, N. C. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the St. James Presbyterian Church of Greens- 
boro at the age of twelve. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the graded school, Benett College, and Parochial 
School, of the St. James Presbyterian Church in Greensboro; 
and he graduated from Biddle University in 1893. Entering 
the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took 
the full three years' course there, graduating in 1896. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 21, 1896, 
and ordained by the same Presbytery, April 27, of the same 
year. During the summer of 1896 he supplied the church of 
Rock}' Mount, N. C. He was stated supply of Brook Chapel 
of Hilburn, N. Y., from August 1896 to July 1900, and at the 
same time engaged in teaching in the district school of Hil- 
burn. After this he served the following churches as stated 
supply : the Willard Presbyterian Church of Union, S. C, from 
August 1900 to May 1901 ; the Second Presbyterian Church of 
Lexington, N. C, from June 1901 to July 1902; the Brook 
Chapel of Hilburn, N. Y., from August 1902 to October 1906; 
the Lafayette Presbyterian Church of Jersey City, N. J., from 
April to July 1907; and the Siloam Church of Elizabeth, N. J., 
from July 1907 until his death, which occurred Nov. 28, 
1908, in Brooklyn, N. Y., of heart failure, following pneu- 
monia, after an illness of only four days, in the 40th year of 
his age. He was buried in Greensboro, N. C. Mr. Morrow 
was a clerk in the classified service of the U. S. Government, 
from 1906 until his death, at first in the U. S. Navy Yard, 
Boston, Mass., and afterward at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.. 



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6l 



During the years of this service he preached and taught Sun- 
day School constantly. 

He was married July 14, 1897, in Baltimore, Md., to 
Lottie Armstrong Eggleston, who, with two sons and one 
daughter, survives him. 



WILLIAM HUMBOLDT LAYSON, 
Son of Alfred Ewing and Mary Cassandra (Anderson) Lay- 
son, was born Aug. 10, i860, at Gravelly Ford, Humboldt 
River, Utah (now in Nevada). He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Methodist Episcopal Church South at the 
age of eight. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
public schools and he graduated from the Pacific Methodist 
College at Newburg, Ore., in 1880. For thirteen years there- 
after he praticsed law, and from 1891 to 1895 was Assistant 
Attorney-General of the state of California. Having decided 
to devote himself to the ministry, he began his studies in the 
San Francisco Theological Seminary in 1895, remaining there 
two years. In the fall of 1897 he entered the Seminary at 
Princeton, but remained only one week, completing his course 
in Union Theological Seminary, New York City, from which 
he graduated in 1898. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
San Francisco, April 14, 1896, and ordained by the Presby- 
tery of Los Angeles, April 13, 1899. He was stated supply 
of the church at Corinth, N. Y., from July to October 1898, 
and of the church at Santa Ana, Cal., from November 1898 to 
February 1900. He was associate pastor of the Immanuel 
Church, Los Angeles, from February to August, 1901 ; stated 
supply at Sandusky, O., from April to July 1904; stated supply 
at Astoria, Ore., from July to October 1905 ; stated supply of 
the Third Congregational Church of San Francisco from 
November 1905 to February 1906; stated supply of the Park 
Church, Berkeley, Cal., from June to October 1906; stated 
supply of Grace Presbyterian Church, Berkeley, from October 
1906 until his health failed shortly before his death. He died 



62 NECROLOGICAL REPORT. [ I 9 10 

March 8, 1909, in San Francisco, Cal., of pneumonia, in the 
49th year of hib age. He was buried in the Cypress Lawn 
Cemetery of San Francisco. He received the degree of Ph.D., 
from the Pacific Methodist College in 1883; that of D.C.L. 
from St. Charles College in 1887; and that of LL.D., from the 
Central Normal College in 1891. He published briefs in 
criminal and civil cases pending in the courts of California in 
four volumes. 

He was married Jan. 1, 1900, in San Francisco, Cal., to 
Clara Hawley, who survives him. 



WILLIAM MIDDLETON GRANT, 
Son of Charles Stoneson and Isabella (Middleton) Grant, was 
born April 28, 1870 in Aberdeen, Scotland. His parents came 
to this country when he was an infant, and settled in Granite, 
Md. He made a public confession of his faith in the Presby- 
terian Church of Granite, at the age of fifteen. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued in New Windsor Preparatory School, 
Md., and he graduated from New Windsor College in 1896. 
He took the first year of his theological course in the Auburn 
Seminary, 1896-97; the remaining two years were taken in the 
Seminary at Princeton, from which he graduated in 1899. He 
was licensed and ordained by the Presbytery of Nebraska 
City, Sept. 6, 1899. From May to October, 1899, he supplied 
the church at Utica, Neb., and from June to November 1900, 
the church at Circleville, N. Y. He was pastor of the Circle- 
ville church from May 8, 1901, to April 27, 1906; and of the 
church at White Haven from May 28, 1906 to March 30, 1908. 
He was pastor of the Bald Eagle, Nittany and Beech Creek 
churches, with the post office at Mill Hall, N. Y., from Decem- 
ber 1908 to September 1909, when ill health obliged him to give 
up his pastorial work. After this he resided in Baltimore, Md., 
until his death, which occurred Dec. 24, 1909, in Baltimore, 
of tuberculosis, in the 39th year of his age. He was buried 
in Aberdeen, Md. 



I9I0] NECROLOGICAL REPORT. 63 

He was married May 22, 1901, in Aberdeen, Md., to Sadie 
R. Jamison, who, with two sons and one daughter, survives 
him. 

PAUL DICKSON AXTELL, 
Son of the Rev. John Stockton and Lena (Dickson) Axtell, 
was born in Clyde, O., June 5, 1882. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Portland, 
Ind., at the age of twelve. He was prepared for college in his 
native town by his father, and graduated from Wooster Univer- 
sity in 1903. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of 
the same year, he took the full three years' course there, gradu- 
ating in 1906. He was licensed and ordained by the Presbytery 
of Wooster, June 15, 1906. He supplied the church at Stock- 
ton, N. J., while a student, during the summer of 1904, and 
the Westminster Church, at Harrisburg, Pa., during the sum- 
mer of 1905. He was assistant pastor of the Mizpah Chapel 
of the Central Church of New York City from June 1906 to 
December 1909, and assistant pastor of the church at Sewick- 
ley, Pa., from the latter date until his death, which occurred 
Jan. 17, 1909, at the home of his parents near Homestead, 
Pa., in the 27th year of his age. He was buried at Wooster, 
O. He was unmarried. 

JOHN MARTIN NEWKIRE, 
Son of Garrett and Martha Elizabeth (Martin) Newkirk, was 
born Oct. 2, 1879, in Wenona, 111. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Kenwood Presbyterian Church 
of Chicago, 111., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Hyde Park High School of Chicago. He 
spent one year in Occidental College of Los Angeles, and then 
three years in the University of California, from which he 
graduated in 1903. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the 
fall of the same year, he took the full three years' course, 
graduating in 1906. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Los Angeles, Jan. 11, 1905, but on account of ill health was 



64 NECROLOGICAL REPORT. i^ 1 ^ 

not ordained. During the second and third years of his semin- 
ar}' course he took a graduate course in Princeton University, 
receiving the degree of A.M. from that institution in 1906. 
Just previous to his final examinations, he suffered a severe 
attack of the grippe. Indications of tuberculosis soon mani- 
fested themselves and he spent the rest of his brief life in a 
vain effort to overcome this disease. He had expected to 
enter the service of the Board of Foreign Missions in China 
or Korea. He died April 1, 1910, in Phoenix, Ariz., of con- 
sumption, in the 31st year of his age, and was buried in 
Pasadena, Cal., which had been his home since leaving the 
Seminary. He was unmarried. 

JOHN WESLEY SULLIVAN, Ph.D., 
Was born Aug. 23, 1859, of parents unknown to him. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Cumberland Pres- 
byterian church at Bentonville, Ark., at the age of sixteen. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in the high school at Benton- 
ville, and he graduated from Cane Hill College, now Arkansas 
Cumberland College, in 1884. He was licensed by the Cumber- 
land Presbytery of Arkansas in March, 1882, and ordained 
by the same Presbytery Aug. 9, 1884. After this he engaged 
in teaching for a time. He studied theology in the Seminary 
of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., from 1887 to 1889 
and graduated from this institution in 1890. He supplied the 
Cumberland Presbyterian church of West Plains, Mo., in 
1893, an d later the following Cumberland churches: that at 
Harrisonville, Mo., 1901 ; that at Center Mew, Mo., 1902- 
1904; that at Richard, Mo., 1905-07. He came to Princeton 
in 1908 and was a graduate student in the Seminary there from 
that time until his death, which occurred Oct. 7, 1909, at 
Princeton, of paralysis, in the 51st year of his age. He was 
buried in the Princeton cemetery. He received the honorary 
degree of Ph.D., from Cumberland University, in 1900. 

He was married Aug. 23, 1892, in Nashville. Tenn., to 
Mrs. Alice (Rudolph) Jackson, who survives him. 



INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Aiken, Thomas Jefferson 45 

Alexander, William Addison 5 1 

Axtell, Paul Dickson 03 

Baird, John Taylor 26 

(Campbell, Alvin Cutler 4° 

Chamberlin, William Brown A 2 

Chaney, James McDonald 19 

Creighton, James Alexander S3 

Darrach, William Bradford 29 

Dougall, Arthur 59 

Kngstrom, John Peter 55 

FarkieSj Francis Wallace 43 

Feagles, Robert Stoutenburgh 24 

Gamble, Joseph 44 

Gamble, Robert 20 

Grant, William Middleton 62 

I Iamill, Hugh Henderson 9 

Jackson, Sheldon 21 

Johnson, William Melanchthon 27 

Laverty, David Hull 30 

Layson, William Humboldt 61 

McIlvain, James William 47 

McIntyre, Joseph 57 

Millard, Nelson 28 

Milligan, John Lynn 32 

Morison, Charles 33 

Morrow, William Henry 60 

Newkirk, John Martin 63 

Oates, Luther Albertus 57 

Perry, Talmon Cornelius 17 

Pettengill, Samuel Barrett 41 

Rankin, Alexander 38 

Reid, Albert 58 

Rice, Harry Vernon 52 

Richards, George Jermain Ely 50 

Rudd, Edward Huntting 55 

Scofield, John Henry 33 

Sluter, George 34 

Smith, Roswell Delavan 39 

Smith, William Thayer 40 

Snell, Moses Porter 40 

Stewart, George Dillon 14 

Sullivan, John Wesley 64 

Taylor, John Leroy 54 

Templeton, William Harris 15 

Thomas, John 16 

Thomas, William Davy 48 

Travis, William 35 

Waterman, Alfred Tileston 25 

Weidman, Jacob 23 

Wilson, William Vandolah 12 

Witherow, Thomas Scott 18 

Withrow, John Lindsay 36 

Woodbridge, John 13 

Wright, Thomas 11 



Necrological Report 



PRESENTED TO THE 



ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 



PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 

AT ITS ANNUAL MEETING 
May 9th, 191 1 



By the Secretary 



Entered at the Post Office at Princeton, N. J., as second class mail matter. 



[I9II 
NOTICE 

The preparation of the Necrological Report has been committed by 
the Association to the Secretary, who earnestly solicits the aid of all 
the Alumni of the Seminary. When an alumnus dies, newspaper obitu- 
ary notices, funeral or memorial sermons — and information in any 
shape — will be gratefully received. Let these be sent, as soon as pos- 
sible after the death of the person to whom they relate, to 

JOSEPH H. DULLES, 

Princeton, N. J. 



OFFICERS 



OF 



THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

FOR THE YEAR 1911-1912 



Rev. Joseph H. Dulles, '77, President and Secretary. 

Rev. J. G. F. McClure, D.D., LL.D., '73, Vice-President. 

Rev. W. Brenton Greene, Jr„ D.D., '80, Treasurer. 

Rev. John T. Kerr, '82 ) Additional Members 

Rev. Matthew J. Hyndman, '92 v of the 

Rev. Benj. F. Paist, Jr., '02 ) Executive Committee. 



66 



191 1 ] NECROLOGICAL REPORT. 67 



ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

OF 

PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 



Princeton, N. J., May 9, 191 1. 

The Alumni Association met for dinner in Stuart Hall at 
1 p. m., with the President, the Rev. Prof. Charles R. Erdman, 
'91, in the chair. A blessing was asked by the Rev. David 
Tully, '50. At the close of the dinner the Association was 
called to order for a brief business session. 

The report of the Executive Committee was read by the 
Rev. Charles Herr, D.D., '81, and is as follows: 

The Executive Committee would recommend the follow- 
ing officers of the Association for the ensuing year : 

President and Secretary — The Rev. Joseph H. Dulles, 
of the class of 'jj. 

Vice-President— The Rev. J. G. K. McClure, D.D., 
LL.D., of the class of '73. 

Treasurer — The Rev. Professor W. Brenton Greene, Jr., 
D.D., of the class of '80. 

Additional members of the Executive Committee — The 
Rev. John T. Kerr, of the class of '82, the Rev. Matthew J. 
Hyndman, of the class of '92, and the Rev. Benjamin F. 
Paist, Jr., of the class of 1902. 



68 NECROLOGICAL REPORT. t 10 ^* 

The Committee would further recommend that the Necro- 
logical Report be printed and distributed as usual. 

The report was accepted and its recommendations adopted. 

The report of the Treasurer was presented by him, and 
accepted without reference to a committee of audit. 

The Treasurer's report is as follows: 

William Brenton Greene, Jr., in account with the Alumni Associa- 
tion of Princeton Theological Seminary. 
Dr. 

1911 Balance May 10, 1910 (see last Report) $7.21 

Interest @ 5% 36 

$7-57 

Cr. 

191 1 May 5, One gavel $3.75 

Balance May 9, 191 1 3.82 

$7-57 
William Brenton Greene, Jr., 

Treasurer. 

At the conclusion of the business meeting, after-dinner 
speeches were made by the following, who were introduced by 
the President. President Patton, representing the Faculty; 
the Rev. Dr. John Wherry, representing the class of '61 ; the 
Rev. Dr. Archibald McCullagh, representing the class of '71 ; 
the Rev. Dr. Thomas V. Moore, representing the class of '81 ; 
the Rev. President Louis E. Holden, D.D., LL.D., represent- 
ing the class of '91, and the Rev. President Silas Evans, rep- 
resenting the class of 1901. At the conclusion of the speeches 
one verse of "Blest be the Tie that Binds" was sung, the bene- 
diction was pronounced by the Rev. Dr. S. D. Boggs, of 
Louisville, Ky., and the Association adjourned. 

JOSEPH H. DULLES, 

Secretary. 



191 1 ] NECROLOGICAL REPORT. 69 



ABSTRACT OF THE 

Necrological Report 

FOR 1911 

The Report for the year ending March 31, 1911, contains notices of 
four Trustees of the Seminary : J. H. Wikoff , M.D., the President of the 
Board, the Rev. Dr. David Magie, the Rev. Dr. Matthew Newkirk, both 
of the class of '61 of the Seminary, and the Hon. John H. Converse, 
LL.D., and of forty-six other former students of the Seminary. Six of 
these should have been included in earlier reports, but the fact of their 
death did not reach the secretary in time. The total number reported 
is fifty. 

Of the forty-eight former students, the oldest, the Rev. John O. 
Proctor, '42, had reached the age of ninety-one years, ten months, and 
fifteen days. Another had passed his ninety-first year. Seven others 
had passed their eightieth year, twelve their seventieth and twelve their 
sixtieth. The youngest died at the age of twenty-six years, eight 
months, and fifteen days. The average age of the forty-eight was 
sixty-six years, five months, and seven days. The average age at 
which they made a public confession of their faith was sixteen years 
and seven months. 



70 NECR0L0GICAL REPORT. 

The Report contains the following names 

TRUSTEES 

James Holmes Wikoff, M.D., President, 
John Hem an Converse, LL.D., 
David Magie, D.D., '61, 
Matthew Newkirk, D.D., '61, 



[1911 



DIED 

June 8, 1910. 

May 3, 1910. 

Oct. 3, 1910 

Dec. 24, 1910. 



ALUMNI 

CLASS 

1842. James Thomas Lapslev, D.D., 
John Officer Proctor, 

1850. Faunt Le Roy Senour, 

1851. Horatio Watson Shaw, 

1852. Hervey Logan Vannuys, D.D., 

1853. Isaac Amada Cornelison, D.D., 
Edgar Woods, Ph.D., 

1856. Amzi Lewis Armstrong, 

1858. George Nixon, 

1859. Benjamin Smith Everitt, D.D., 
Henry Graham Finney, 
Horace Leonard Singleton, D.D., 

i860. John Chester, D.D., 

1861. David Rankin Love, 
David Magie, D.D., 
Matthew Newkirk, D.D., 

1862. Sanford Hoadley Cobb, 
Sylvanus Nye Hutchison, 

1863. Joseph Dana Bartley, 

1864. John [Simeon] McCoy, 
John Orr. 

1867. John Sparhawk Jones, D.D., 

1868. James Alexander McGowan, 
Henry Mitchell Whitney, 
George Augustus Yeomans, 

1870. William Henry Logan, 

1871. Charles Henry Burr, 
Donald McGregor, 

1872. Arthur Frederick Carr, D.D., 



April 25, 1 910. 

Sept. 14, 1910. 

April 23, 1910. 

May 14, 1910. 

Feb. 16, 191 1. 

March 16, 191 1. 

April 19, 1910. 

Nov. 23, 1910. 

Sept. 28, 1910. 

June 29,, 1910. 

May 27, 1910. 

July 13, 1910. 

Oct. 4, 1910. 

Dec. 30, 1 910. 

Oct. 3, 1910. 

Dec. 24, 1910. 

April 27, 1910. 

April 14, 1910. 

Oct. 3, 1910. 

Dec. 3, 1910. 

March 29, 1910. 

Aug. 20, 1 9 10. 

Feb. 3, 191 1. 

March 26, 191 1. 

Jan. 16, 191 1. 

Aug. 26, 1910. 

Nov. 28, 1 910. 

May 11, 1910. 

Feb. 15, 1910- 



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NECROLOGICAL REPORT. 



71 



1875. Robert William McAfee, 

1876. John Herron, 

1877. Malcolm Crooks Cameron, 
Joseph Wittenberger, 

1879. Charles Eugene Cunningham, D.D., 

1881. Charles Willis Alexander, M.D., 
Peter Swan, D.D., 

1882. Hugh Hughes, 

1883. Henry Miller, 

1884. Robert Patterson Boyd, 
John James Henning, 

1885. Edward Snyder, 

1889. Francis Edgar Smith, 

1893. Neptune Blood William Galwey, 

Wilber La Fayette Hays, 
1898. David Ernest Morell, 
1909. Royal Jesse Sm alley, 

James Clark Taylor, 
1911. Lynden Columb Lorain D'Zilva, 



March 23, 


, 1909. 


Dec. 


1, 


1910. 


June, 


17, 


1909. 


Oct, 


14, 


191 0. 


April 


18, 


1910. 


July 


7, 


1910. 


March 31, 


1909. 


Nov. 


6, 


1908. 


Feb. 


6, 


1911. 


July 


27, 


1910. 


June 


10, 


1910. 


Jan. 


23, 


1911. 


Feb. 


20, 


1911. 


May 


26, 


1910. 


Feb. 


19, 


1911. 


Jan. 


10, 


1910. 


April 


21, 


1 910. 


June 


2, 


1910. 


April 


24, 


1910. 



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TRUSTEES 



President JAMES HOLMES WIKOFF, M.D., 
Son of Garret R. and Alice (Wikoff) Wikoff, was born Mar. 
1 6, 1832, near Long Branch, N. J. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Hightstown, 
N. J., at the age of twenty-five. He graduated from Prince- 
ton University in 185 1, and then studied medicine in the Uni- 
versity of the City of New York from which he received the 
degree of M.D. in 1854. He practiced medicine at first in 
Hightstown, N. J., and came to Princeton about the year 1859 
where he pursued the practice of his profession until his 
death, which occurred June 8, 1910, in Atlantic City, in the 
79th year of his age. Dr. Wikoff was a trustee of Princeton 
Seminary from 1893 until his death. He was Vice-President 
of the Board from 1889 until 1909, when he was elected 
president upon the death of the Hon. Elmer Ewing Green. 
He was a trustee of the First Church of Princeton from 1863 
until his death, and president of this Board from 1887 until 
his death. He was an incorporator and director of the Prince- 
ton Water Company, and its president for ten years. He was 
also a director of the Princeton Bank, and of the Princeton 
Savings Bank. For many years he was chairman of the 
Board of Health of Princeton. His most efficient service to 
the Seminary was rendered as chairman of the Committee on 
Real Estate of its Board of Trustees. 

His wife, who was Mary Stoddard Cruser, died Jan. 6, 
1884. One daughter survives him. 



JOHN HEMAN CONVERSE, LL.D., 
Son of The Rev. John Kendrick and Sarah (Allen) Con- 



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verse, was born Dec. 2, 1840, in Burlington, Vt. He was 
prepared for college in the schools of Burlington, Vt., and 
graduated from the University of Vermont in 1861. He was 
engaged in business all his life. When a boy of fifteen he 
learned telegraphy, and made it a source of income. After 
his graduation he engaged in journalism in Burlington, from 
1861 to 1864. He then entered the service of the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railroad at Chicago, from 1864 to 1866, 
and the service of the Pennsylvania Railroad at Altoona, Pa., 
from 1866 to 1870. In the latter year he was employed in 
the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, and three 
years later was admitted to the firm. He was president of 
this firm at the time of his death. He died May 3, 1910, in 
Rosemont, Pa., of valvular disease of the heart, in the 70th 
year of his age. He was buried in the West Laurel Hill 
Cemetery, Philadelphia. He received the honorary degree of 
LL.D. from the University of Vermont in 1897. Dr. Con- 
verse was a member of many business and charitable organi- 
zations. He was a trustee of Princeton Theological Semi- 
nary, from 1896 until his death. He was also a trustee of the 
Presbyterian Hospital of Philadelphia, of the Pennsylvania 
Academy of Fine Arts, of the University of Vermont and of 
the Presbytery of Philadelphia. He was President of the 
Board of Trustees of the General Assembly, and was a trus- 
tee of Calvary Church, Philadelphia, and of the church at 
Bryn Mawr, Pa. Of this latter church he was also an elder. 
He was President of the Fairmont Park Art Association and 
of the National Relief Commission during the war with Spain. 
He was Chairman of the General Assemblies, Evangelical 
Committee, of the World Evangelical Committee, and of the 
Church Extension Committee of the Presbytery of Phila- 
delphia. He was vice-moderator of the General Assembly 
in 1900. He was a member of the Presbyterian Board of Pub- 
lication and Sabbath School Work, of the American Sunday 
School Union, of the New England Society of Philadelphia, 



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of the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution, 
of the Presbyterian Historical Society, and of the Young Men's 
Christian Association of Philadelphia. He was also a member 
of the Board of Directors of the City Trusts of Philadelphia, 
and of the Board of Public Education of the same city. He 
was a Director of the Real Estate Trust Company of Phila- 
delphia, of the Philadelphia National Bank, of the Philadel- 
phia Trust Company, of the Philadelphia Savings Fund, and 
of the Franklin National Bank. He belonged to other or- 
ganizations, religious and political. He was the chief sup- 
porter of the summer tent work in Philadelphia. 

He was married July 9, 1873, in New York City, to Eliza- 
beth Perkins Thompson, who died Jan. 19, 1906. One son 
and two daughters, together with an adopted daughter, sur- 
vive him. 



DAVID MAGIE, D.D., 

Son of Rev. Dr. David and Ann Frances (Wilson) Magie, was 
born May 23, 1837, in Elizabeth, N. J. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of 
Elizabeth, at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in Elizabeth, under the Rev. Dr. David H. 
Pier son, and he graduated from Princeton University in 1856. 
He then taught in a private family for one year. Entering 
the Seminary at Princeton in 1857, he remained there four 
years, devoting two years to the first year course because of 
the time required by his duties as secretary for President Mac- 
lean, 1857-58. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Passaic, 
April 18, i860, and ordained by the Presbytery of Newark 
(N. S.), Aug. 14, i860, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the First Church at Mendham, N. J., from which 
he was released Dec. 11, 1865. He was pastor of the First 
Church at Penn Yan, N. Y., from Jan. 30, 1866 to Jan. 30, 
1872; of the First Church at Paterson, N. J., from April 17, 
1872 to June 15, 1886, and of the Church of the Redeemer, 



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Paterson, N. J., from Dec. 2, 1886 to May 1, 1907. At this 
time he was made pastor emeritus, and moved his residence 
to New York City where he died, Oct. 3, 1910, of intestinal 
carcinoma, in the 74th year of his age. He was buried in the 
Evergreen Cemetery of Elizabeth, N. J. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D., from Hamilton College in 1870. He 
was a trustee of Princeton Seminary, from 1889 until his 
death, and was President of the Board of Church Erection 
from 1895 until his death, having been a member of this 
Board since 1875. He published "The Life of Garret Augus- 
tus Hobart", vice-president of the United States, in 1910, be- 
side several sermons. 

He was married Sept. 27, i860, in Belleville, N. J., to 
Eliza Ralston Brandt, who died March 28, 1908. Two sons 
survive him. 



MATTHEW NEWKIRE, D.D., 
Son of Matthew and Margaret (Heberton) Newkirk, was 
born Sept. 23, 1838, in Philadelphia, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Central Presbyterian Church of 
Philadelphia, at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in Philadelphia, under the Rev. Lyman Cole- 
man, D.D., and he graduated from Princeton University in 
1858. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the 
same year, he took the full three years' course there, gradu- 
ating in 1861. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Phila- 
delphia Central, Jan. 7, 1861, and ordained by the Presbytery 
of New Castle, April 24, 1862. He served the Central Church 
of Downington, Pa., as stated supply from September 1861 
until installed its pastor, April 24, 1862, and was released 
from this charge Dec. 8, 1868. He was pastor of the North 
Tenth Street Church, Philadelphia, from Jan. 17, 1869 to 
May 5, 1873, and pastor of the Bethlehem Church, Philadel- 
phia, from June 1873 to December 1883. At this time ill 
health caused him to interrupt his ministerial labors, and he 



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was engaged in foreign travel during the next three years. 
He was again pastor of the Bethlehem Church, Philadelphia, 
from Sept. 12, 1886, to Nov. 4, 1895. From 1896 to 1902 he 
resided in Philadelphia, engaging in evengelistic work as oc- 
casion offered. He was stated supply of the South Broad 
Street Church, Philadelphia, from 1903 to 1905, and associate 
pastor of the West Hope Church, Philadelphia, from 1906 
until his death, which occurred Dec. 24, 1910, in Philadelphia, 
of cerebral paralysis, in the 73rd year of his age. He was 
buried in the Central Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia. 
He received the honorary degree of D.D., from Lafayette 
College in 1881. Dr. Newkirk was a trustee of Princeton 
Seminary, from 1871 until his death. He was, for a number 
of years, a member of the Library Committee of the Board 
of Trustees. He was a member of the Board of Publication 
and Sabbath School Work, and was, for sixteen years, a mem- 
ber of the Board of Education. He published: "A Memoir 
of Matthew Newkirk", 1869, "A Memorial of Rev. Melanc- 
thon W. Jacobus", 1876, and a "Historical sketch of the Rev. 
Henry Steele Clarke". 

He was married June 7, 1865, in Allegheny City, Pa., to 
Eliza Hayes Jacobus, who, with four daughters, survives him. 



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ALUMNI 



JAMES THOMAS LAPSLEY, D.D. 

Son of James Finley and Charlotte (Cleland) Lapsley, was 
born Jan. 18, 1819, in Mercer County, Ky. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian Church of New 
Providence, Ky., at the age of thirteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Grammar School of Mercer Coun- 
ty, Ky., and in the preparatory department of Centre College, 
Ky., and he graduated from Centre College in 1839. Entering 
the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he 
remained two years. During the second year of his course 
he attended the lectures of both the middle and the senior 
classes. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Transylvania, 
Oct. 9, 1 84 1, and ordained an evangelist by the same Pres- 
bytery, May 6, 1842. During the year between his licensure 
and ordination, he engaged in missionary work at Glasgow, 
Columbia, Edmonton and Manfordsville, Ky. He was stated 
supply at the church of Perryville, Ky., 1842-43; of the 
churches at Greensburg and Bethel, Ky., 1844-46; engaged in 
missionary work in the Presbytery of Transylvania, from 1846 
to 1847. He was pastor of the church at Perryville, Ky., 1848- 
49, and engaged in missionary work for the Presbytery of 
Louisville during the year following. He was pastor at Flem- 
ingsburg, Ky., 1850-54; stated supply at Elizaville, Ky., 
1850-56; stated supply at Knob Noster and Warrensburg, Mo., 
1856-57; stated supply at Pleasant Hill, Mo., 1857-60; stated 
supply at New Providence, Ky., 1860-64; synodical missionary 
for the Synod of Kentucky, 1864-69; stated supply at Pleasant 
Hill, Mo., 1870-72; pastor at Lebanon, Ky., 1872-80. At this 



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time his health forbade his continuing in the active work of the 
ministry. He resided as an evangelist in Danville, Ky., from 
1881 until his death, which occurred April 25, 1910, at Dan- 
ville, of old age, in his 92nd year. He was buried in Belleview 
Cemetery, Danville, Ky. He received the honorary degree 
of D.D., from Highland University in 1873. Dr. Lapsley 
taught for six months in the Female School of Perryville, 
Ky., from 1846 to 1847. He was moderator of the Synod of 
Kentucky in 1866, was a director of the Danville Theological 
Seminary for thirty-five years, and was nine times a com- 
missioner to the General Assembly. He was an active member 
of the Executive Committee of Home Missions of the Synod 
of Kentucky from the time of its organization. He declined 
a number of calls to churches as well as a call to the presi- 
dency of Austin College, Tex., and a call to the presidency 
of a college in Oregon. 

He was married three times: (1) Apr. 19, 1842, in Boyle, 
County, Ky., to Frances Letitia Ewing, who died July 23, 
1843; (2) Oct. 2, 1845, m Greensburg, Wy., to Elizabeth Lewis 
Brummel, who died Dec. 7, 1890; (3) Dec. 24, 1891, in Greens- 
burg, Ky., to Sarah Letitia Webster, who survives him. 



JOHN OFFICER PROCTOR, 

Son of John and Mary (Officer) Proctor, was born Oct. 30, 
1818, in Carlisle, Pa. He made a public confession of his faith 
in the First Presbyterian Church of Carlisle, at the age of 
twelve. His preparatory studies were pursued in the prepara- 
tory department of Dickinson College, from which institution 
he graduated in 1839. He entered the Seminary at Princeton 
the same year, remaining only one year. After this he studied 
for a time, privately, under the Rev. Alexander T. McGill, 
D.D. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Carlisle, Apr. 13, 
1843, an d ordained an evangelist by the same Presbytery, May 
29, 1844. From May 1843 t0 January 1853, he supplied the 
churches at Williamsport and Hancock, Md. He was pastor 



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of the churches at Gerrardstown and Tuscarora, Va., from 
January 1853 to May 1861, and of the churches at Dillsburg 
and Petersburg, Pa., from April 1862 to April 1865. He was 
stated supply of the church at Buck Creek, O., from May 
1865 to May 1866, and pastor of the churches at Lexington 
and Belleville, O., from May 1866 to May 1873. After this 
he supplied the churches at Belleville and Utica, O., from May 
1873 t0 May 1875, and the church at Piketon, O., from April 
1876 to April 1877. His last charge was as stated supply of the 
churches at Chippewa and Holmesville, O., from 1878 to 1879. 
He resided at Wooster, O., from 1877 until his death, which 
occurred Sept. 14, 1910, in Mansfield, O., of old age, in his 
92nd year. He was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Wooster, O. 
He was married March 13, 1851, near Mercersburg, Pa., 
to Elizabeth Mary Reynolds, who died Feb. 10, 1904. Three 
sons and one daughter survive him. 



TAUNT LE ROY SENOUR, 

Son of Phillip and Elizabeth (Fuelle) Senour, was born Nov. 
5, 1824, in Madison, Ind. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Presbyterian church of Hanover, Ind., at the age 
of fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the pre- 
paratory department of Hanover College, from which insti- 
tution he graduated in 1847. He then took two years of his 
theological course in the New Albany Theological Seminary, 
entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1849, an d remaining 
there about six months. He spent a third year of theological 
study in the Cincinnati Theological Seminary, from 1850 to 
1851. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Albany, 
May 31, 1849, an d ordained by the Presbytery of Muhlen- 
burgh, Oct. 16, 1851. He was pastor of the church at Paducah, 
Ky., from November 185 1 to May 1855, an d °f the Fourth 
Church of Louisville, Ky., from November 1855 to November 
1 861. During a part of this pastorate he taught in the Louis- 
ville Female Seminary, 1858-59. He was pastor of the First 



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Church of Rockford, 111., from October 1862 to April 1866, 
and then principal of the Collegiate Institute of Centreville, 
Ind., and at the same time stated supply of the church there, 
from 1866 to 1868. He was pastor of the Second Church of 
Newport, Ky., from September 1870 to November 1874, and 
pastor of the Seventh Church, Pittsburg, Pa., from Jan. 12, 
1875, to Oct. 21, 1876, and then of the Central Church, Pitts- 
burg, Pa., from Dec. 17, 1876, to June 11, 1878. His last pas- 
toral charge was that of the church at New Alexandria, Pa., 
from Feb. 13, 1879, to April 21, 1896. After this he took up 
his residence in Titusville, Pa., where he died April 23, 1910, 
of the infirmities of old age in connection with an affection of 
the heart, in his 86th year. He was buried in the Woodlawn 
Cemetery, Titusville, Pa. He was a commissioner to the Gen- 
eral Assembly at Philadelphia in 1853; at Nashville, Tenn., 
1855; at Pittsburg, Pa., 1865; at Baltimore, Md., 1873; and at 
Buffalo, N. Y., 1 881. His publications were numerous, and 
he was a frequent contributor to the religious press. For sev- 
eral months he carried on a debate in the secular papers with 
an Arminian on Calvinism. He also published "The Christian 
Soldier", 1864; "Morgan and his Captors", 1864; "Sherman 
and his Campaigns", 1866; and a "Handbook of the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Rockford, 111." 

He was married May 9, 1850, in Hanover, Ind., to Mary 
Elizabeth Scovel, who, with one son and three daughters, 
survives him. 



HORATIO WATSON SHAW, 

Son of Brackley and Lydia (Pool) Shaw, was born June 3, 
1822, in Plainfield, Mass. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Presbyterian church of Clayton, Mich., at the 
age of twenty. His preparatory studies were pursued in Ad- 
rian, Mich., under George Brewster, and the Rev. Mr. Tom- 
linson, and he graduated from the University of Michigan in 
1848. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the 



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same year, he continued his studies there for two years. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 24, 
1850, and ordained an evangelist by the same Presbytery, May 
8, 1850, having devoted himself to the cause of foreign mis- 
sions. On August 8 of the same year, he sailed for India. 
From May 1, 1851, to Nov. 1, 1855, he was principal of the 
Missionary College at Allahabad. Returning to this country 
soon after this, he became principal of a school in Logansport, 
Ind., 1858-62. During the following year he was a chaplain 
in the United States Army. From July 1863 to April 1868, 
he supplied the churches of Dover and Clayton, Mich., and the 
Congregational church of White Cloud, Kan., from October 
1868 to June 1872. After this he was stated supply of the 
following churches : Sabetha, Kan., from October 1872 to 
October 1879; Binghamton, N. Y., 1879-82; Green, N. Y., 
1882-85; Whitney Point, N. Y., 1886-89; Worcester, N. Y., 
1891-98. At this time he was honorably retired from the active 
duties of the ministry, and continued his residence in Worcester 
until his death there, May 14, 1910, of the grippe, within less 
than a month of the completion of his 88th year. He was 
buried at Worcester, N. Y. 

He was twice married: (1) July 3, 1850, in Astoria, L. I., 
N. Y., to Mrs. Harriet Romeyn (Darling) Owen, who died 
Nov. 24, 1873; (2) March 18, 1875, in Binghamton, N. Y., to 
Mrs. Eunice Sisson (Slosson) Van Name, who died June 10, 
1900. One son and three daughters by his first wife, and one 
daughter by his second, survive him. 



HERVEY LOGAN VANNUYS, D.D., 
Son of Tunis and Kate (Demaree) Vannuys, was born Nov. 
3, 1829, in Shelby County, Ky. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Franklin, Ind., at 
the age of eleven. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
Franklin, under the Rev. David Longfort, D.D., and he grad- 
uated from Hanover College, Ind., in 1848. Entering the Sem- 



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inary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he remained 
there two years. Interrupting his theological studies at this 
point he spent a year in reading and travel, re-entering the 
Seminary in 1851. Completing his course he graduated in 1852. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Indianapolis, June 11, 
1851, and ordained by the Presbytery of Lake, June 16, 1853. 
He organized the church at Goshen, Ind., and was its pastor 
from June 16, 1853, until June 1, 1903, a period of fifty years, 
when he became pastor emeritus. He continued his residence 
in Goshen until his death, which occurred Feb. 16, 191 1, in 
Goshen, of a complication of diseases attending old age, in his 
82nd year. He was buried at Goshen, Ind. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D. from Wabash College in 1881. Dr. 
Vannuys was stated clerk of the Presbytery of Lake, from 
1859 to 1870, and of the Synod of Indiana North, from 1870 
to 1887. 

He was twice married: (1) June 28, 1868, in Lima, Ind., 
to Rebecca Hume Williams, who died April 16, 1869; (2) Jan. 
22, 1873, in Scranton, Pa., to Lillie Loring, who died March 
4, 1903. 

ISAAC AMADA CORNELISON, D.D., 
Son of James and Margaret (Ryan) Cornelison, was born 
Mar. 7, 1829, in Danville, Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Mahoning Presbyterian Church, of Dan- 
ville, Pa., at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in Academy at Danville, under E. W. Conkling, 
W. S. Parsons, and the Rev. E. D. Yeomans, D.D., and he 
graduated from Princeton University in 1850. During the 
summer of this year he taught in a private school at Sing Sing, 
N. Y. In the fall of the same year he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1853. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Northumberland, June 20, 1853. After this 
he supplied the church at Warrior Run, Pa., for one year. He 
was ordained by the Presbytery of Peoria (Old School), Sept. 



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19, 1855, and at that same time an installed pastor of the 
church at Crow Meadow, 111. He was released from this 
charge Sept. 21, 1858. During this pastorate he also served 
the churches at Low Point and Metamora, 111., and was in- 
stalled their pastor the day after his release from the church 
at Crow Meadow. He was released from these two charges, 
April 22, 1867. He supplied the church at Washington, 111., 
from 1867 to 1871, and served the Logan Square Church of 
Philadelphia, Pa., as pastor elect, from January 1872 to Febru- 
ary 1873. His last charge was that of the church at Wash- 
ington, 111., of which he was pastor from May 16, 1873, un til 
his death, which occurred March 16, 191 1, in Peoria, 111., of 
cerebral hemorrhage, nine days after the completion of his 
82nd year. He was buried at Washington, 111. He received 
the honorary degree of D.D. from Knox College, 111., in 1898. 
Dr. Cornelison was stated clerk of the Presbytery of Peoria 
for thirty years. Among his publications were : "Jennie Mc- 
Clintock, a memoir", 1865 ; a "History of the Presbytery of 
Peoria", 1888, besides several pamphlets and orations. 

He was married Oct. 16, 1855, in Northumberland, to Agnes 
Forsyth, who died Aug. n, 1907. Two sons and one daughter 
survive him. 



ELGAH WOODS, Ph. D., 

Son of Thomas and Mary (Bryson) Woods, was born Dec. 
12, 1827, in Wheeling, W. Va. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church connected with Marion 
College, Mo., at the age of thirteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in Marion College and elsewhere, and he gradu- 
ated from Washington College, Pa., in 1843. After his gradu- 
ation he studied at the New York University and read law 
with Judge James Paull, of Wheeling, W. Va., and was ad- 
mitted to the practice of law in 1848. Having decided to enter 
the ministry, he came to the Seminary at Princeton in 1850, 
remaining during a part of the session, 1850-51, and the whole 



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of the following year. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Washington, June 16, 1852, and ordained by the same Pres- 
bytery, Oct. 5, 1853. He was pastor of the church at Wheel- 
ing, W. Va., from Nov. 6, 1853, to June 9, 1857; of the First 
Church of Columbus, O., from June 30, 1857, to Feb. 17, 1862, 
and of the church at Charlottesville, Va., from Sept. 1, 1866, 
to April 28, 1877. The failure of his health prevented his 
assuming the work of a pastor. In 1877 he founded the Pan- 
tops Academy near Charlottesville, Va., of which he was prin- 
cipal until 1884. During the years 1877 to 1886 he supplied 
at various times the South Plains, Bethel, Mount Harmony 
and Slate Ridge churches in Viriginia, and his residence was 
in Charlottesville, Va., from 1877 until his death, which oc- 
curred there April 19, 1910, of old age, in his 83rd year. He 
was buried in the Maplewood Cemetery of Charlottesville, Va. 
He received the degree of Ph.D. from Washington and Jef- 
ferson College in 1885. Dr. Woods was stated clerk of the 
Presbytery of West Hanover, from 1872 to 1880. He pub- 
lished a volume of sermons to children, under the title "Golden 
Apples", in 1874; also a history of Albermarle County, Va., 
in 1901, beside writing largely for the church papers. 

He was married Sept. 7, 1853, in Martinsburg, Va., to Maria 
Cooper Baker, who died Feb. 10, 1908. Four sons and one 
daughter survive him. 



AMZI LEWIS ARMSTRONG, 
Son of Francis and Huldah (Poppino) Armstrong, was born 
Aug. 27, 1827, in Newark Valley, N. Y. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church at Owego, 
N. Y., at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Owego Academy, under William Smyth, and he 
graduated from Princeton University in 1852. He then spent 
a year as tutor in a private family at Harper's Ferry, Va. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1853, he took the full 
three years' course and graduated in 1856. After his gradu- 



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ation he remained for a part of a fourth year of study. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 22, 
1856, and ordained by the same Presbytery May 20, 1857, he 
being at the same time installed pastor of the church at Dutch 
Neck, N. J. This was his only charge, from which he was 
released, Jan. 20, 1900. After a service of forty-three years 
he was made pastor emeritus, and continued his residence in 
Dutch Neck until his death. Both he and his wife were killed 
by an assassin, Nov. 23, 1910, in their home at Dutch Neck. 
He was in his 84th year at the time of his death. He was 
buried at Cranbury, N. J. Mr. Armstrong was stated clerk 
of the Presbytery of New Brunswick from 1870 until the 
summer of 1910, when he was made stated clerk emeritus. 
In 1856 he was, for a short time, tutor of mathematics in the 
College of New Jersey, he also served as private secretary 
to President Maclean from August 1854 to July 1857. 

He was twice married: (1) May 10, 1871, in New York 
City, to Mrs. Catherine N. (Pegg) Hoover, who died Sept. 
16, 1886; (2) Jan. 23, 1900, in Dutch Neck, N. J., to Annie 
Rue, who was killed at the same time that he was. 



GEORGE NIXON, 

Son of John Macaulay and Elizabeth Ogden (Haines) Nixon, 
was born Nov. 7, 1834, in New York City. He made a pub- 
lic confession of his faith in the Brick Presbyterian Church, 
New York City, at the age of seventeen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in Grammar School No. 14, New York 
City, and in the private school of Daniel P. Bacon, and he 
graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1854. 
After his graduation he worked as a civil engineer in the 
Camden and Amboy Railroad for one year, and during this 
time he was tutor in the Metropolitan Academy and Gym- 
nasium in New York City. Entering the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in 1855, he took the full three years' course there, gradu- 
ating in 1858. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New 



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York, April 7, 1858, and ordained by the Second Presbytery 
of New York, Nov. 10, 1858, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the church at West Farms, N. Y., from which he 
was released June 15, 1875. His only other charge was that 
of the church at Tremont, N. Y., from July 8, 1875 to May 
10, 1908, the unusually long period of nearly thirty-three 
years. At this time he was made pastor emeritus, and there- 
after resided first in New York City and then in Yonkers, 
N. Y., where he died Sept. 28, 1910, of angina pectoris, in the 
76th year of his age. He was buried in the Greenwood Ceme- 
tery, Brooklyn, N. Y. Mr. Nixon was moderator of the Sec- 
ond Presbytery of New York in 1863 J °f tne Presbytery of 
West Chester in 1873, and of the Presbytery of New York, 
1905 to 1906. 

He was married Oct. 9, 1867, in Kingston, Can., to Mary 
Isabella Deacon, who, with one son and two daughters, sur- 
vives him. 



BENJAMIN SMITH EVERITT, D.D., 

Son of Nicholas Smith and Priscilla (Carpenter) Everitt, was 
born Oct. 10, 1832, in Jamaica, Long Island, N. Y. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian 
Church of Jamaica, at the age of fourteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Union Hall Academy of Jamaica, 
under Henry Onderdonk, principal, and he graduated from 
Princeton University in 1856. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1859. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Nassau, Oct. 6, 1858, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of West Jersey, June 22, 1859, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the church at Blackwoodtown, N. J., 
from which he was released May 12, 1864. He was pastor 
of the church at Stroudsburg, Pa., from Nov. 9, 1864, to 
Jan. 20, 1869; pastor elect of the church at Montclair, N. J., 
from Jan. 5 to Sept. 5, 1869; pastor of the church at James- 



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burg, N. J., from Jan. 4, 1870, to April 14, 1897. He served 
the church at New Gretna, N. J., as pastor elect, from Jan. 
27, 1889, to April 1, 1902. At this time a serious affection of 
the throat compelled him to give up regular preaching. He 
resided in Jamesburg, N. J. until his death, which occurred 
June 29, 1910, in Jamesburg, of cancer of the throat, in the 
78th year of his age. He was buried in Jamesburg. He re- 
ceived the honorary degree of D.D., from Richmond College, 
O. in 1891. Dr. Everitt served as a Bible colporteur on Long 
Island during a part of the summer of 1857, and engaged in 
mission work among the colored people of Jamaica, L. I., 
during the same summer. He was cashier of the First 
National Bank of Jamesburg for some time after he became 
unable to preach. He was stated clerk of the Presbytery of 
Monmouth from 1888 until his death and permanent clerk of 
the Synod of New Jersey, from 1888 to 1904. He was modera- 
tor of the Synod of New Jersey in 1896, and was president of 
the New Jersey State Temperance Alliance. He published a 
"History of Jamesburg, N. J." 

He was married three times: (1) June 2, 1859, in Ja- 
maica, Long Island, N. Y., to Mary Ann Rider, who died Jan. 
14, 1863; (2) June 9, 1864, in Blackwood, N. J., to Helen 
Carolyn Bateman, who died June 5, 1897; (3) Nov. 8, 1899, 
in Jamesburg, N. J., to Carolyn Mount, who, with two sons, 
the Rev. F. B. Everitt, of the class of '90, and the Rev. B. 
H. Everitt, of the class of '97, survives him. 



HENRY GRAHAM FINNEY, 

Son of Robert and Eleanor (Graham) Finney, was born Sept. 
10, 1830, near Milton, Pa. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Reformed Presbyterian church of Milton, at 
the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the McEwensville Academy, Pa., under the Rev. S. S. 
Sheddan, and in the Milton Academy, Pa., under the Rev. 
J. P. Hudson and Joseph Rhodes, and he graduated from 



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New York University in 1855. He attended the Reformed 
Presbyterian Seminary in Philadelphia during two terms of 
four months each in 1855 to 1857. During the vacations of 
this time, he taught in Philadelphia in the Classical Institute 
of Dr. John Fares. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 
the fall of 1857 as a middler, he graduated 1859. He was 
licensed by the Reformed Presbyterian Presbytery of Phila- 
delphia in June 1858, and was ordained by the Presbytery of 
Carlisle, June 27, 1861, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the church at Gettysburg, Pa., from which he was released 
June 2, 1864. He served the churches at Lycoming and Linden, 
Pa., as pastor elect, from December 1864 until installed their 
pastor in June 1865. He was released from this double 
charge April 16, 1867. He was pastor of the Lycoming Cen- 
tre Church, Pa., from June 1865 to May 1875 ; of the churches 
of Chillisquaque and Mooresburg, from June II, 1875 to 
Oct. 2, 1888; of the Rocky Spring and St. Thomas churches, 
Pa., from Nov. 15, 1888 to Sept. 25, 1895; of the Shaver's 
Creek Church, Pa., from Nov. 5, 1895, to June 6, 1899, and 
of the church of Petersburg, Pa., from Oct. 29, 1895, to Oct. 
2, 1900. He supplied the church at Bethel, Pa., from 1899 
to 1900, and the Congregational church of Williamsport, Pa., 
from 1900 to 1904. He resided at Williamsport after this 
until his death, which occurred May 27, 1910, at Williamsport, 
of heart failure, in the 80th year of his age. He was buried 
at Williamsport. 

He was married June 9, 1863, in York Sulphur Springs, 
Pa., to Sarah J. Gardner, who, with one son and three daugh- 
ters, survives him. 



HORACE LEONARD SINGLETON, 

Son of Henry and Mary Ann (Reynolds) Singleton, was born 
Sept. 2y, 1833, in Portsmouth, Va. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of St. 
Louis, Mo., at the age of thirteen. His preparatory studies 



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were pursued in St. Louis, in Edward Wyman's English and 
Classical High School, and he graduated from Amherst Col- 
lege in 1855. He then spent a year in St. Louis in general 
study. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1856, he took 
the full three years' course there, graduating in 1859. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of St. Louis in the spring of 
i860, and ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of Upper 
Missouri, Sept. 15, i860. He was stated supply of the 
church at Chillicothe, Mo., from March i860 to July 1861 ; 
pastor elect of the Broadway Church, Baltimore Md., from 
December 1862 to October 1863, and pastor elect of the 
church at Bel Air, Md., from October 1863 to September 

1864. For a year longer he resided in Baltimore. Nov. 21, 

1865, he began serving the First Church of Wilmington, N. 
C, as pastor elect, and was installed its pastor, May 6, 1866, 
this relation being dissolved Oct. 1, 1871. From 1872 to 1874 
he was editor of Good News and Alliance, Baltimore, Md. 
For a time, in 1885, he supplied the church at St. Charles, 
Mo. After this he was obliged to give up active work on ac- 
count of ill health. He resided in New York City, from 1886 
until his death, which occurred there July 13, 1910, of heart 
failure, in the 77th year of his age. He was buried in the 
Woodlawn Cemetery of New York City. He wrote a series 
of articles on Presbyterianism in the United States, which 
were published in the New York Observer, from 1887 to 1888. 

He was married Oct. 20, 1863, in Baltimore, Md., to Martha 
Colgate Morling, who, with two daughters, survives him. 



JOHN CHESTER, D.D., 
Son of the Rev. Dr. William and Frances Mary (White) 
Chester, was born April 23, 1832, in Hudson, N. Y. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian 
Church of Lambertville, N. J., at the age of thirteen. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in Mount Holly, N. J., under the 
Rev. Samuel Miller, and he graduated from Princeton Uni- 



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versity in 1851. He then entered upon the study of medicine 
in the University of Pennsylvania, from which he received 
the degree of M.D. in 1853. He practiced medicine in Colum- 
bia, Pa., from 1854 to 1856, and in Abington, Pa., from 1856 
to 1858. While at Abington he began the study of theology 
with the Rev. Robert Steele, pastor of the church there. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1858 as a middler, re- 
maining one year. He was licensed by the Second Presbytery 
of Philadelphia in May 1859, and ordained by the Presbytery 
of Burlington, Sept. 14, 1859, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the First Church of Burlington, N. J. He was re- 
leased from this charge Feb. 20, 1864. From April 11, 1864, 
to Feb. 26, 1894, he was pastor of the Metropolitan Church 
at Washington, D. C. At the time of his release from this 
church he was honorably retired from the active work of the 
ministry. During this pastorate he served as professor of 
history in the New Windsor College, Md., from 1868 to 1880, 
and was chaplain of the U. S. Hospital for the Insane in 
Washington from 1868 until his death, which occurred Oct. 
4, 1910, in Washington, of a heart affection, in the 79th year 
of his age. He was buried in the Glenwood Cemetery near 
Washington. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from 
Wooster University in 1874. Dr. Chester was a delegate to the 
Alliance of the Reformed Churches which met at London in 
1888. He was moderator of the Synod of Baltimore in 1868, 
and was a commissioner to the General Assembly of 1883. 
He delivered a special course of lectures on prophecy in Woos- 
ter University in 1878, and the same course in the Binghamton 
Female College, N. Y., in the same year. He was provisional 
chaplain at Fort Myer near Washington during the war with 
Spain. Among his publications were: "Earthly watchers at 
the heavenly gates" 1886; "Ruth the Christian Scientist" 1888, 
besides several sermons and addresses. 

He was twice married: (1) Oct. 2, 1855, in Columbia, 
Pa., to Rachel Anna Alward; (2) Aug. 31, 1901, in Washing- 



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ton, D. C, to Ella Muir Johnson, who, with two sons and one 
daughter, survives him. 



DAVID EANEIN LOVE, 

Son of Alexander and Jean (Rankin) Love, was born May 
15, 183 1, in Tollcross, near Glasgow, Scotland. He left Scot- 
land with his parents in 1842, coming to Canada where he 
lived for four years in Pictou, Nova Scotia. He made a pub- 
lic confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Beaver Meadow, Pa., at the age of twenty. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Luzerne Presbyterial Institute, 
Wyoming, Pa., under the Rev. Martin L. Hofford, the Rev. 
Cornelius R. Lane, and the Rev. Paul Eugene Stevenson, and 
he graduated from Princeton University in 1858. Entering 
the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he 
took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1861. 
During the last two years of his college life and the first of 
his seminary life, he was assistant teacher in the Edgehill 
Grammar School of Princeton. He was licensed by the Pres- 
bytery of Luzerne (now Lackawanna), April 19, i860, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Logansport, Oct. 3, 1861, being 
at the same time installed pastor of the church at Rossville, 
Ind., from which he was released June 19, 1864. He was 
stated supply at the church at Danville, 111., from July 1864 
to October 1865, and pastor elect of the church at Mackinaw, 
111., from October 1865 until installed its pastor June 29, 1866. 
He was released from this charge Oct. 1, 1868. He was 
pastor elect of the church at Lexington, 111., from October 
1865 until installed its pastor June 29, 1866, being released 
from this charge Sept. 10, 1872. He at once began serv- 
ing the churches at Tolono and Philo, 111., over which he 
was installed May 4, 1873, an< ^ from which he was released 
Nov. 16, 1875. He then served the church at Farmer 
City, 111., as pastor elect from November 1875 to June 1877. 
He began serving the churches at Fowler, Oxford and Ben- 



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ton, Ind., July I, 1877, and was installed pastor of the Fowler 
and Benton churches May 15, 1880, being released from these 
two, April 9, 1884. At the time of his installation he gave up 
the service of the Oxford church. He was pastor of the 
church at Greenfield, Ind., from June 22, 1884, to April II, 
1888. During part of the latter year he served the church 
at Greenwood, Ind., as stated supply. He was pastor of the 
churches at Newtown and Beulah, Ind., from Dec. 27 and 
30, respectively, 1888, to Jan. 6, 1897. His last service was 
as stated supply of the church at Frankfort, Ind., 1898-99. 
In 1901 he was honorably retired from the active duties of 
the ministry. He continued his residence in Frankfort until 
his death, which occurred there Dec. 30, 1910, of paralysis, in 
the 80th year of his age. He was buried at Frankfort. He 
was a commissioner to the General Assembly in 1870, 1882 
and 1892. He was stated clerk of the Presbytery of Indian- 
apolis from 1885 to 1888, and of the Presbytery of Crawfords- 
ville from 1890 to 1903. 

He was twice married: (1) June 23, 1864, in Dayton, 
Ind., to Lida Carnahan, who died March 24, 1874; (2) June 
27, 1876, in Ora, 111., to Henrietta B. Landon, who, with four 
daughters, survives him. 



DAVID MAGIE, D.D-, (See page 74) 



MATTHEW NEWKIRK, D.D., (See page 75) 



SANFORD HOADLEY COBB, 

Son of Sanford and Sophia Lewis (Nitchie) Cobb, was born 
Feb. 4, 1838, in New York City. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Second Reformed Dutch church of Tarry- 
town, N. Y., at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in Tarrytown under his brother, the Rev. Oliver 



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E. Cobb, and he graduated from Yale University in 1858. He 
then spent a year in teaching in New Milford, Conn., and 
Brooklyn, N. Y. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
December 1859, taking the full course there, and graduating in 
1862. He was licensed by the Third Presbytery of New York, 
April 10, 1862, and ordained by the Reformed Classis of Scho- 
harie, March 8, 1864, being at the same time installed pastor of 
the Reformed church of Schoharie. He was released from this 
charge June 30, 1871. He was pastor of the Reformed church 
at Saugerties, N. Y., from Sept. 20, 1871, to July 31, 1883, 
and pastor of the First Presbyterian Church at Grand Rapids, 
Mich, from Oct. 1, 1885, to May 31, 1894. He then served the 
church at Greenwich, Conn., as stated supply from July 1900 
to May 1901, the First Church of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., from 
November 1903 to March 1904, and the Reformed church of 
Catskill, N. Y., from November 1904 to September 1905. His 
health did not permit him to engage in full ministerial work 
after this time. He spent his winters in California, and was 
on his way back to Cooperstown, N. Y., which he made his 
residence after 1905, when he was taken suddenly ill at Kan- 
sas City, Mo., and died there April 27, 1910, of heart failure, 
in the 73rd year of his age. He was buried in the Sleepy Hol- 
low Cemetery, Tarrytown, N. Y. Mr. Cobb made a tour of 
the world, visiting the missionary fields during the year 1883 to 
1884. Among his publications were: "Story of the Palatines", 
1897, and "The Rise of Religious Liberty in America", 1902, 
besides numerous reviews and sermons. 

He was married Nov. 9, 1865, in Dorchester, Mass., to Mary 
Elizabeth Capen, who, with two sons and three daughters, 
survives him. 



SYLVANUS NYE HUTCHISON, 

Son of Adam and Susan Davis (Nye) Hutchison, was born 
Dec. 29, 1825, in Sands Hills, near Augusta, Ga. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Davidson College Church, 



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at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
at the Caldwell Presbyterial Institute of Greensboro, N. C, 
under the Rev. Alexander Wilson, D.D., and others, and at 
Charlotte, N. C, under Professor Robert G. Allison, and he 
graduated, with first honors, from Davidson College, N. C, in 
1845. After this he studied and practiced law in Charlotte, 
N. C, until 1854, when, on account of ill health, he lived on a 
farm at Amenia, N. Y., until 1859. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of this year, he took the full three years' 
course there, graduating in 1862. He was licensed by the First 
Presbytery of New York, April 16, 1862, and odrained by the 
Presbytery of North River, Sept. 17, 1868. He served the 
church at Salt Point, N. Y., as stated supply from 1867 to 1868, 
and then as pastor elect until 1872. He was pastor of the 
church at Pleasant Plains, N. Y., from May 8, 1872, to Dec. 
19, 1883, and pastor of the First Church of Oxford, N. J., 
from Oct. 9, 1883, to April 30, 1900. At this time his health 
necessitated his giving up the active work of the ministry, and 
he resided in Belvidere, N. J., until his death, which occurred 
April 14, 1910, in Belvidere, of general debility due to age, in 
his 85th year. He was buried at Belvidere. 

He was twice married: (1) June 4, 1862, in Amenia City, 
N. Y., to Abby Page Reed, who died April 8, 1870; (2) Feb. 
29, 1876, in Amenia City, N. Y., to Sarah Matilda Seeley, who, 
with three sons and four daughters, survives him. One of his 
sons is the Rev. Stewart N. Hutchinson, of the class of '03. 



JOSEPH DANA BARTLEY, 

Son of Rev. John McLinch and Susan (Dana) Bartley, was 
born Sept. 17, 1838, in Hamstead, N. H. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Congregational church of Ham- 
stead,- at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Atkinson Academy, N. H., under William C. 
Todd, and he graduated from Williams College in 1859. He 
then engaged in teaching in the High School at Hamstead, N. 



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H., for one year. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
i860, remaining a little less than one year. He was never 
licensed or ordained. After leaving Princeton he taught in 
Blairstown, N. J., for a year. He was principal of the Sus- 
quehanna Institute at Duncannon, Pa., from 1862 to 1864. He 
spent the next two years at Skaneateles, N. Y. He was then 
principal of the High School at Newburyport, Mass., from 1866 
to 1868; principal of the school at Concord, N. H., from 1868 
to 1875 ; principal of the school at Burlington, Vermont, from 
1875 to 1881, and principal of the school at Bridgeport, Conn., 
from 1881 to 1891. After this he resided in Maiden, Mass., 
and later at Burlington, Vt., where he died Oct. 3, 1910, of 
heart disease, in the 73rd year of his age. He was buried at 
Chester, N. H. Mr. Bartley was a member of the New Hamp- 
shire Historical Society, a trustee of the Concord New Hamp- 
shire Public Library, and an examiner of Dartmouth College. 
He invented and manufactured a book opener and a folding 
book rest which proved useful. He published "The Teacher's 
Improved Class Record", "Songs for the School", "Selections 
from In Excelsis" and "The Frank R. Stockton Pass it on 
Society." 

He was married April 15, 1862, in Chester, N. H., to Mary 
Atwood Tenney, who, with one son and one daughter, sur- 
vives him. 



JOHN [SIMEON] McCOY, 

Son of James and Elizabeth (Morrison) McCoy, was born 
Jan. 30, 1839, in New Castle, Del. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Presbyterrian church of White Clay 
Creek, at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Newark Academy, Del., and he graduated from 
Jefferson College in 1861. Entering the Seminary at Princeton 
in the fall of the same year, he took the full three years' course 
there, graduating in 1864. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of New Castle, April 15, 1863, and ordained by the same 



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Presbytery, Feb. 21, 1865, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the church at Smyrna, Del., from which he was re- 
leased April 13, 1869. From 1870 to 1874, he was pastor 
of the Broadway Church, Baltimore, Md. ; from 1874 to 1882, 
pastor of the church at Columbia, Pa. ; from 1882 to 1887, pas- 
tor of the church at Franklin, Pa., and from May 5, 1887, to 
June 10, 1908, pastor of the Bellevue Church, Gap, Pa. This 
was his last charge. After this he resided in Lancaster, Pa., 
until his death, which occurred Dec. 3, 1910, in Lancaster, of 
heart disease, in the 72nd year of his age. He was buried in 
the Bellevue Church Cemetery, at Gap, Pa. 

He was twice married : (1) May 30, 1865, in Smyrna, Del., 
to Anna M. Thompson, who died July 30, 1866; (2) May 23, 
1872, in Baltimore, Md., to Alice Grove, who, with one son, 
survives him. 



JOHN ORE, 

Son of Chambers and Hannah (Turney) Orr, was born April 
25, 1835, in Kittanning, Pa. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Canonsburg, Pa., 
at the age of twenty-one. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Eldersridge Academy, Pa., under the Rev. Alexan- 
der Donaldson, D.D., and he graduated from Jefferson College 
in i860. He then spent a year at home for the recovery of his 
health. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1861, he took 
the full three years' course there, graduating in 1864. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Saltsburgh, July 1, 1863, and or- 
dained by the same Presbytery, Dec. 28, 1864, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the churches of Pine Run and Apollo, 
Pa. He was released from this double charge in 1872. An 
affection of the eyes compelled him to give up the work of 
the ministry for a time, and he entered into business, first in 
Kilbourne City, Wis., 1872-82, and then in Pittsburg, Pa., 1882- 
94. Resuming ministerial work he supplied churches for a time 
in Pittsburg, and then was stated supply of the Pine Creek 



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Church, Pa., from 1897 to 1899. He was pastor of the church 
at Allison Park, Pa., from July 28, 1900, to Dec. 9, 1902. 
After this he engaged in literary work with his residence at 
Kittanning, Pa., where he died March 29, 1910, of pneumonia, 
after a week's illness, in the 75th year of his age. He was 
buried at Kittanning, Pa. 

He was married three times: (1) Sept. 7, 1870, in Kil- 
bourne City, Wis., to Charlotte Louisa Weber, who died Feb. 
17, 1881 ; (2) July 30, 1898, in Allegheny City, Pa., to Sara 
Robinson, who died March 4, 1899; (3) July 31, 1901, in Pitts- 
burg, Pa., to Ida May Gracey, who died July 22, 1908. 



JOHN SPARHAWK JONES, D.D., 

Son of Judge Joel and Eliza Perkins (Sparhawk) Jones, was 
born June 5, 1841, in Philadelphia, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of 
Philadelphia, at the age of twenty-two. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Presbyterian Institute, Philadel- 
phia, under the Rev. Lyman Coleman, D.D., principal, and 
he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1862. 
After his graduation he spent two years in teaching. Enter- 
ing the Seminary at Princeton in 1864 he took the full three 
years' course, graduating in 1867. He was licensed by the 
Central Presbytery, Philadelphia, April 2, 1866, and ordained 
by the Presbytery of Baltimore, Jan. 10, 1871. He was as- 
sistant to the pastor of the First Church of Baltimore, Md., 
from October 1867 to December 1870, and pastor of the 
Brown Memorial Church of Baltimore, from 1871 to 1884. 
At this time ill health compelled him to give up the active 
work of the ministery for nearly ten years. In 1893 he be- 
came stated supply of Calvary Church, Philadelphia, and was 
installed its pastor Oct. 31, 1894. He continued in this charge 
until his death, which occurred Aug. 20, 1910, at Breadloaf, 
Vt., suddenly of heart failure, in the 70th year of his age. He 
was buried at Glencoe, Md. He received the honorary de- 



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gree of D.D., from Princeton University in 1880, and that of 
S.T.D., from the University of Pennsylvania in 1901. Dr. 
Jones published two volumes of sermons entitled, "Seeing 
Darkly" and "The Invisible Things". 

He was married Aug. 28, 1884, in Baltimore, Md., to Har- 
riet Sterett Winchester, who, with two daughters, survives 
him. 



JAMESALEXANDER McGOWAN, 
Son of James and Sarah (Steelman) McGowan, was born 
Aug. 5, 1843, * n Philadelphia, Pa. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Central Presbyterian Church of Phila- 
delphia, at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Spring Garden Academy in Philadelphia, 
under Professor F. D. Long, and he graduated from Lafay- 
ette College in 1865. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 
the fall of the same year, he took the full three years' course 
there, graduating in 1868. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Philadelphia Central, April 2, 1867, and ordained an even- 
gelist by the Presbytery of St. Paul, Sept. 15, 1869. He was 
stated supply of the churches at Taylor's Falls, Minn., and 
St. Croix Falls, Wis., from August 1871 to August 1873; 
pastor of the Second Church at Stillwater, Minn., from Oct. 
1, 1873 to April 20, 1876; stated supply of the church at 
Shakopee, Minn., 1876-81 ; stated supply of the First Church 
of Owantonna, Minn., from 1881 until installed its pastor 
June 26, 1883, being released from this charge Sept. 20, 1885 ; 
stated supply at Gloucester, N. J., from November 1885 to 
December 1888; stated supply at Monticello, N. Y., from 
January 1889 to May 1896; pastor of the church at Pine 
Plains, N. Y., from May 12, 1897 to May 31, 1904, and pastor 
of the Westminster Church, Salt Point, N. Y., from Feb. 27, 
1907, until his death, which occurred Feb. 3, 191 1, at Salt 
Point, of heart failure, in the 68th year of his age. He was 
buried at Pine Plains, N. Y. Mr. McGowan was editor of 



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the Philadelphia Protestant Standard in 1875, and in 1893. 
He was statistical secretary of the Minnesota State Sunday 
School Association, from 1880 to 1885. 

He was married Oct. 17, 1868, in Tuckahoe, N. J., to 
Abigail Gray Willetts, who, with four daughters, survives 
him. 



HENRY MITCHELL WHITNEY, 

Son of Josiah Dwight and Clarissa (James) Whitney, was 
born Jan. 16, 1843, in Northhampton, Mass. He made a pub- 
lic confession of his faith in the Edwards Congregational 
Church of Northhampton, at the age of fifteen. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued in L. J. Dudley's private school of 
Northhampton, from 1857 to 1858, and at the Williston Semi- 
nary of Easthampton, Mass., from 1858 to 1859, and he 
graduated from Yale University in 1864. From 1862 to 1863 
he was a soldier in the United States Army, and for a year 
after his graduation from college was an agent of the United 
States Christian Commission. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1865, remaining one year and completing his 
theological course in the Andover Theological Seminary from 
which he graduated in 1868. He was licensed by the Andover 
Congregational Association, December 1867, and ordained by 
a Congregational Council at Geneva, 111., May 12, 1869, being 
at the same time installed pastor of the Congregational church 
of Geneva, which he had served as stated supply since Novem- 
ber 1868. He was released from this charge April 1, 1871. He 
then supplied the Presbyterian church of Beloit, Wis., from 
September 1871 to June 1872, and the Congregational church 
of Roscoe, 111., from April 1876 to June 1881. His chief work 
in life was as a teacher, being professor of English in Beloit 
College, Wis., from April 1871 to June 1899. He was librar- 
ian of the Blackstone Memorial Library, Branfort, Conn., 
from November 1899 until his death, which occurred March 
26, 191 1, in New Haven, Conn., of heart failure, after weeks 



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of indigestion, in the 69th year of his age. He was buried in 
Branfort, Conn. Prof. Whitney was a trustee of the Beloit 
Savings Bank for eighteen years, was an alderman in Beloit, 
from 18/6 to 1883, and was trustee of the Congregational 
church of Beloit, from 1882 to 1895. He was an honorary 
member of the British Association for the Advancement of 
Science from 1881 until his death. He was president of the 
Connecticut Library Association from 1901 to 1903, and of 
the Fifty-second Massachusetts Regimental Association from 
1904 to 1906. He was associate editor of the Century Dic- 
tionary from 1883 to 1891. He was joint author of the 
Columbian Educational History of Wisconsin, 1893, and au- 
thor of the History of Beloit College, 1893, besides many 
pamphlets and articles in magazines and newspapers. He de- 
livered many lectures and addresses on patriotic, educational 
and religious subjects. He declined the presidency of the 
University of South Dakota. 

He was married Aug. 3, 1869, in Geneva, 111., to Frances 
Wurts, who, with three sons and one daughter, survives him. 



GEORGE AUGUSTUS YEOMANS, 

Son of David Prentice and Nancy (Guess) Yeomans, was 
born June 30, 1845, in Easton, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Prince- 
ton, N. J., at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Queen's College Preparatory School, Kings- 
ton, Can., and he graduated from Queen's University, Kings- 
ton, in 1863. He spent the next year in teaching. He began 
the study of theology in Queen's College, spending a year 
there, 1864-65. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1865, 
he took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1868. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 
18, 1867, and ordained by the Presbytery of Hamilton of the 
Presbyterian Church of Canada in connection with the Church 
of Scotland, Sept. 22, 1869, being at the same time installed 



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pastor of the church at Winterbourne, Ontario, Can., from 
which he was released April 25, 1876. After this he served 
the following churches in Canada: pastor at Dunnville, from 
April 25, 1876 to Dec. 10, 1886; stated supply at Harrowsmith, 
1887-89 ; pastor at Wiarton, from Dec. 30, 1889 to July 1893 ; 
stated supply of various churches from 1893 to 1901 ; stated 
supply at Deseronto, 1901-04; stated supply at Byng Inlet, 
from December 1904 to May 1906; stated supply at Spanish 
Mills, from December 1906 to December 1907, and stated sup- 
ply at Bala, from December 1907 until installed its pastor in 
May 1908 and serving this church until his death, which oc- 
curred Jan. 16, 191 1, in Bala, Ontario, Can., of paralysis, in the 
66th year of his age. He occupied his pulpit the day before his 
death. He was buried in Berlin, Can. He published a num- 
ber of sermons by request in the newspapers. 

He was married Nov. 14, 1872, in Conestogo, Ontario, 
Can., to Sophronia Hendry, who, with two sons and one 
daughter, survives him. 



WILLIAM HENRY LOGAN, 

Son of Col. Henry and Martha (O'Hail) Logan, was born 
Jan. 21, 1843, in Dillsburg, Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian Church of Lower Tuscarora, 
Pa., at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in Mount Joy, Pa., under E. L. Moore, principal, 
1859-60, and in the Tuscarora Academy, under J. H. Shu- 
maker, principal, 1860-62, and he graduated from Princeton 
University in 1865. • He spent the next two years in farming. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1867, he took the full 
three years' course there, graduating in 1870. He was li- 
censed by the Presbytery of Carlisle, June 16, 1869, and or- 
dained by the Presbytery of Washington City, April 10, 1872. 
From 1 87 1 to 1874 he served the Gurley Chapel in Washing- 
ton, D. C. He then supplied the churches of Millerstown and 
Newport, Pa., from 1875 until installed their pastor, April 



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27, 1876. He was released from this charge June 8, 1886. He 
served as presbyterial missionary for the Presbytery of Car- 
lisle, from September 1886 to January 1889, and in the same 
capacity for the Presbytery of New Castle, from March 1889 
to January 1890. He was pastor of the church at Manokin, 
Md., from Jan. 1, 1891 to April 26, 1900, and financial secre- 
tary of Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pa., from May 1900 
to October 1901. From April 1903 until 1909 he was pres- 
byterial missionary of the Presbytery of New Castle. He 
resided in Wilmington, Del., from 1901 until his death, which 
occurred Aug. 26, 19 10, in Wilmington, as the result of a 
nervous breakdown, following the sudden death of his wife, 
in the 68th year of his age. He was buried at Dillsburg, Pa. 
Mr. Logan was a trustee of Wilson College, from 1883 until 
his death. He was at one time moderator of the Presbytery 
of Washington City, and later of the Presbytery of New Castle ; 
twice moderator of the Presbytery of Carlisle and moderator 
of the Synod of Baltimore in 1900. He was five times a 
commissioner to the General Assembly. He published a 
"History of Millerstown, Perry County, Pa.", in 1877, and a 
"History of Millerstown and Newport churches", in 1876. 
He also published several annual reports as presbyterial mis- 
sionary, as well as twelve as chairman of the Sustentation 
Committee of the Synod of Baltimore. 

He was married June 21, 1871, in Carlisle, to Elizabeth 
Ellen Green, who died July 20, 19 10. One son and two 
daughters survive him. 



CHARLES HENRY BURR, 

Son of Charles Henry and Mary Eliza (Blackwell) Burr, was 
born Dec. 19, 1847, m Astoria, L. I., N. Y. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church at Astoria 
at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
at Sing Sing, N. Y., under Messrs. Phelps and Benjamin, and 
he graduated from Williams College in 1868. Entering the Sem- 



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inary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he remained 
there two years. From May 1870 until September of the same 
year, he engaged in missionary work in Sing Sing, N. Y. He 
continued his theological studies in the Free Church College, 
at Edinburgh, Scotland, from 1870 to 1871, and then spent the 
following two years in the Universities of Berlin, Leipzig, 
Halle and Zurich. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Nas- 
sau, April 13, 1870, and ordained by the Presbytery of West 
Chester, March 5, 1874. He was the pastor's assistant at Sing 
Sing, N. Y., from October 1873 to March 1874. At the time of 
his ordination he was installed pastor of the church at River- 
dale, N. Y., and continued in this charge until 1878. He labor- 
ed as an evangelist at Champlain, N. Y., in 1879. At this time 
he moved to New York City and resided there until 1888. He 
became librarian of Williams College in this year, and con- 
tinued such until his death, Nov. 28, 1910, at Williamstown, 
Mass., of cerebritis, in the 63rd year of his age. He was 
buried at Williamstown. 

Mr. Burr was married Aug. 19, 1874, in Champlain, N. Y., 
to Laura C. Hoyle, who, with one son and three daughters, 
survives him. 



DONALD MacGREGOR, 

Son of James and Christianna (MacMartin) MacGregor, was 
born Nov. 30, 1844, in Utica, N. Y. He made a public con- 
confession of his faith in the Queen's Square Presbyterian 
at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the Albany Academy, N. Y., and he graduated from Yale Uni- 
versity in 1868. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall 
of the same year, he took the full three years' course there, 
graduating in 1871. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
New York, June 6, 1870, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Troy, Sept. 24, 1872. During a part of 1870 he supplied the 
church at Yorktown, N. Y. At the time of his ordination he 
was installed pastor of the Park Church of Troy, N. Y., and 



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continued its pastor for more than thirty-seven years until his 
death, May n, 1910, at Troy, N. Y., of heart disease, in the 
66th year of his age. He was buried in the Rural Cemetery 
near Albany, N. Y. Mr. MacGregor was a commissioner to 
the General Assembly of 1882 at Springfield, 111. He was 
unmarried. 



AETHUB FEEDEEIC CARE, D.D., 
Son of Hugh and Sophia (Ramsay) Carr, was born Nov. 12, 
1844, in St. Eleanor's P. E. L, Canada. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Queen's Square Presbyterian 
Church of Charlottestown, P. E. L, at the age of seventeen. 
His preparatory studies were pursued at Bedeque, P. E. I., 
under the Rev. R. S. Patterson, and he graduated from Dal- 
housie College in 1868. He spent the next year in the Hali- 
fax Theological College, entering the Seminary at Princeton in 
1869, and remaining one year. He completed his theological 
course in the Halifax College, graduating in 1871. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Prince Edward's Island in June 
1 87 1, and ordained by the same Presbyter}-, Oct. 4, 1871, being 
at the same time installed pastor of the church at Alberton. 
He was released from this charge Sept. 29, 1889. His only 
other pastorate charge was that of the St. Andrew's Church, 
Campbellton, N. B., from 1889 unti l his death, which occurred 
Feb. 15, 19 10, at Campbellton, of cancer of the stomach, in 
the 66th year of his age. He was buried at Campbellton. He 
received the honorary degree of D.D. from the Halifax Pres- 
byterian College in 1904. Dr. Carr was moderator of the 
Synod of the Maritime Provinces of the Presbyterian Church 
of Canada in 1901. 

He was married May 12, 1875, in Malpeque, P. E. I., Can- 
ada, to Mary Amelia Beairsto, who, with four sons and two 
daughters, survives him. 



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ROBERT WILLIAM McAFEE, 

Son of Joseph and Priscilla Ann (Armstrong) McAfee, was 
born Oct. n, 1848, in Emerson, Mo. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Louisi- 
ana, Mo., at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued under the Rev. John A. McAfee at the Pardee Colle- 
giate Institute of Louisiana, Mo., and he graduated from High- 
land University, Kan., in 1872. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year, he remained only one 
term, the condition of his eyes compelling him to give up 
further study at the time. He resided in Highland, Kan., from 
1873 to 1874. In 1873 an attack of typhoid malarial fever pre- 
vented his engaging in any work. In the fall of 1874 he went 
to St. Louis, Mo., and organized a branch of the Railway Lit- 
erary Union, undertaking the work of driving improper litera- 
ture from the railway trains. Succeeding in this he became 
interested in the larger work of prosecuting the producers as 
well as the distributors of obscene literature and pictures, and 
after many months succeeded in organizing branches of the 
Society for the Suppression of Vice in Cincinnati, St. Louis 
and Chicago, and getting the three branches to unite in the 
Western Society for the Suppression of Vice in 1876. He con- 
tinued an active agent of this Society from 1876 until his death. 
He resided in St. Louis, Mo., from 1874 to 1875, in Collinsville, 
111., from 1875 to 1896, and in Crawfordsville, Ind., from 1896 
until his death, which occurred March 23, 1909, in Chicago, 
111., of B right's disease, in the 61 st year of his age. He was 
buried in Crawfordsville, Ind. In 1884 the United States Gov- 
ernment made him a Post Office inspector with nominal com- 
pensation and full authority as such an officer. 

He was married June 9, 1875, in Highland, Kan., to Grace 
L. Deane, who, with two sons and two daughters, survives him. 



JOHN HEREON, 
Son of Rev. Dr. Robert and Mary Eliza (McMurray) Her- 



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ron, was born July 19, 185 1, in Archer Township, Harrison 
County, Ohio. He made a public confession of his faith in 
the Presbyterian church of New Hagerstown, O., at the age 
of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the New 
Hagerstown Academy under the Rev. Alexander Swaney, D.D., 
John T. Daniel and J. Howard Brown and he graduated from 
the Scientific School of Washington and Jefferson College in 
1869. He later took a classical course at Lafayette College, 
1870 to 1 87 1, and at Washington and Jefferson College, from 
1872 to 1873, without taking the degree in that course. Enter- 
ing the Seminary at Princeton in 1873, ne t0 °k the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1876. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Steubenville, O., April 28, 1875, and ordained 
by the Presbytery of Lake Superior, Nov. 8, 1876. He was 
stated supply of the church at Ontonagon, Mich., from Septem- 
ber 1876 to May 1877; pastor of the church at Atlantic, la., 
from Oct. 30, 1877, to Feb. 14, 1887, and pastor of the 
First Church, Sedalia, Mo., from May 5, 1887, to Sept. 
24, 1890. He served the church at Independence, Kan., as 
pastor elect, from July 1890 to March 1891, and the church at 
San Bernardino City, Cal., as pastor elect from March 1891 
to April 1893. He was stated supply of the church at Massil- 
lon, O., from January 1895 to April 1897, and the Central 
Church, Akron, O., from November 1897 until installed its 
pastor, April 21, 1898. He was released from this charge 
April 17, 1906. After this he resided in Wooster, O., without 
charge until his death, which occurred Dec. 1, 1910, at Wooster, 
of Bright's disease, in the 60th year of his age. He was buried 
at Wooster. He was chaplain of the Iowa National Guard 
from 1891 to 1893. From 1887 to 1888 he was President of 
Sedalia University, Mo. He was commissioner to the General 
Assembly of 1880 and of 1906; moderator of the Presbytery 
of Council Bluffs, and of the Presbytery of Kansas City and 
of the Presbytery of Cleveland. 



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He was married June 26, 1877, at New Hagerstown, O., 
to Mary Agnes Johnston, who, with two sons and two daugh- 
ters, survives him. 



MALCOLM CROOKS CAMERON, 
Son of Duncan and Sarah (Sinclair) Cameron, was born 
June 14, 1849, i n St. Thomas, Ontario, Can. He made a pub- 
lic confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church at Weston, 
Can., at the age of sixteen. He studied in the Yarmouth Model 
School, Can., and in the St. Thomas Collegiate Institute, Can., 
under William Campbell and John Somerville. Before com- 
ing to Princeton he spent four years in teaching in the common 
schools of Canada. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 
1875 as a middler, he graduated in 1877. He then spent a year 
in the Yale Divinity School, receiving from it the degree of 
B.D. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, 
April 23, 1877, and ordained by the Presbytery of Toronto, 
Can., March 25, 1879, being at the same time installed pastor of 
the church at Milton, Can., from which he was released March 
1, 1887. He was then pastor of the Knox Church, Harriston, 
Can., from April 1887 to June 1908. At this time the failure 
of his health compelled him to give up the active work of the 
ministry, and he was honorably retired, taking up his residence 
in St. Thomas. He died at Bolton June 17, 1909, in the 60th 
year of his age. He was Secretary for Prohibition in Halton 
County, 1886 to 1887. 

He was married Jan. 19, 1881, in Bolton, Ont., Canada, to 
Lillie A. Johnston, who died June 23, 1904. One son and 
two daughters survive him. 



JOSEPH WITTENBERGER, 
Son of Joseph and Anna (Laufer) Wittenberger, was born 
Mar. 5, 1845, m Gratz, Austria. He made a public confession 
of his faith at the age of sixteen. He came to this country 



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with his parents in 185 1, the family settling on a farm near 
Milwaukee, Wis. His father dying suddenly, much of the 
labor of maintaining the family devolved upon the older boys. 
At the age of twenty he entered the theological school at 
Dubuque, la., to prepare for the ministry. He came to the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1874, taking the full three years' 
course there and graduating in 1877. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Dubuque, April 24, 1872, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Milwaukee, June 10, 1873. Before coming to 
Princeton he was stated supply of the German church at Beloit, 
Wis., and was installed its pastor in 1879, being released 
from this charge in 1882. He was stated supply of the German 
church of Plattsmouth, Neb., from 1882 to 1885, and of the 
Meridian German Church near Alexandria, Neb., from 1885 
to 1894. At this time he retired from the active work of the 
ministry, and settled on a farm three miles from Alexandria, 
where he died Oct. 14, 1910, of cancer of the stomach, in the 
66th year of his age. He was buried in the Meridian Ceme- 
tery, near Alexandria, Neb. 

He was married May 1, 1879, in Germantown, Wis., to 
Elizabeth Stark, who, with five sons and three daughters, sur- 
vives him. 



CHARLES EUGENE CUNNINGHAM, D.D. 

Son of Rev. Dr. Alexander Newton and Margaretta Ann 
(Eason) Cunningham, was born Nov. 12, 1856, in Franklin, 
Tenn. He made a public confession of his faith in the Pres- 
byterian church of Franklin, at the age of fourteen. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in Franklin, under the tui- 
tion of his father, and he graduated from Stewart College, 
now Southwestern Presbyterian University, in 1876. Enter- 
ing the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he 
took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1879. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Elizabeth, Oct. 8, 1879, 



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and ordained by the same Presbytery, Oct. 31, 1879, being 
at the same time installed pastor of the Madison Avenue 
Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, N. J. He was released 
from this charge June 3, 1889. His only other pastorate was 
that of the church at Yazoo City, Miss., from 1889 until his 
death, which occurred April 18, 1910, in Yazoo City, of 
Bright's disease, in the 54th year of his age. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D., from the Southwestern Presbyterian 
University in 1895. Dr. Cunningham was stated clerk of the 
Presbytery of Central Mississippi for many years. He pub- 
lished occasional sermons and was, for some time, corre- 
sponding editor of the Southwestern Presbyterian. 

He was married Nov. 19, 1884, in Elizabeth, N. J., to 
Annie Warren, who, with one son and one daughter, survives 
him. 



EDGAR WILLIS ALEXANDER, M.D., 
Son of Humphry and Cillanne (Marling) Alexander, was 
born Nov. 6, 1857, in St. Clairsville, O. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of New 
Athens, O., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in New Athens, under Dr. A. F. Ross, and he 
graduated from Westminster College, Pa., in 1878. He en- 
tered the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, 
remaining only one year. After leaving Princeton he took up 
the study of medicine and graduated from the Ohio Medical 
School in Cincinnati in 188 1. He went to Hamadan, Persia, 
as a medical missionary in 1882, continuing in this work until 
1891. After returning to this country he engaged in the 
practice of medicine in Wheeling, W. Va., from 1892 until 
his death, which occurred July 7, 1910 at his residence in 
Woodsdale, Wheeling, of endocarditis, in the 53rd year of 
his age. He is buried in the cemetery of the Stone Church at 
Elm Grove, W. Va. 



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He was married July 5, 1882, in Neoga, 111., to Gertrude 
Farris, who, with two daughters, survives him. 



PETER SWAN, D.D., 
Son of Thomas and Jane (Hadden) Swan, was born Feb. 21, 
185 1, in Pittsburg, Pa. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Second United Presbyterian Church of New 
Wilmington, Pa., at the age of twenty-two. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in Richmond, O., and in the preparatory 
department of Westminster College, Pa., from which insti- 
tution he graduated in 1878. Entering the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in the fall of the same year, he remained there two years. 
He completed his theological studies in the Allegheny United 
Presbyterian Seminary, from which he graduated in 1881. 
He was licensed by the United Presbyterian Presbytery of 
Stubenville, April 12, 188 1, and ordained by the United Pres- 
byterian Presbytery of Keokuk, April 24, 1882. He supplied 
the United Presbyterian church of Burlington, la., from July 
1881 until installed its pastor, April 24, 1882, and was re- 
leased from this charge Dec. 31, 1892. He was pastor of the 
United Presbyterian church of North Bend, Neb., from Aug. 
30, 1893 to Nov. 13, 1904, and of the United Presbyterian 
church of Traer, la., from Dec. 26, 1904, until his death, 
which occurred March 31, 1909, in Traer, of paralysis, in the 
59th year of his age. He was buried at Burlington, la. He 
received the honorary degree of D.D., from Monmouth Col- 
lege, 111., in 1904. Dr. Swan taught in the public schools of 
Jefferson County, O., from 1870 to 1873. He was moderator 
of the Synod of Iowa, of the United Presbyterian Church, in 
1889, and of the Synod of Nebraska, of the same Church, in 
1894. For eleven years he was secretary of the Ministers' 
Association of Burlington, la. 

He was married April 13, 1881, in Knoxville, to Nina 
Frances Means, who, with three sons, survives him. 



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HUGH HUGHES. 
Son of Hugh and Grace (Jones) Hughes, was born Dec. II, 
1853, at Brynrefail, Anglesea, North Wales. He early made 
a public confession of his faith in the Welsh Presbyterian 
Church. He studied in Bangor, Wales, under the Rev. D. D. 
Jones, and in Clynog, Wales, under the Rev. John Evans. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1882, remaining three 
years as a special student. He was licensed in 1878 before 
coming to this country, in the Welsh Presbyterian Church and 
ordained by an association of Welsh Presbyterians of the 
Synod of Eastern Pennsylvania at Wilkes-Barre, Pa., May 
9, 1886. He was pastor of the Welsh Presbyterian church of 
Ashley, Pa., from 1886 to 1899, and of Bangor and Wind 
Gap, Pa., from 1899 to 1906. At this time he returned to 
Wales and died Nov. 6, 1908, in Brynrefail, Anglesea, North 
Wales, in the 55th year of his age. He was buried at Penrhosl- 
lugwg. 

He was married in Allentown, Pa., to Jane Edwards, who 
survives him. 



HENRY MILLER, 
Son of Rev. John Henry and Eliza Dicea (Givhan) Miller, 
was born Feb. 10, 1855, in Pontotoc, Miss. He made a pub- 
lic confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of his 
native place, at the age of thirteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Male Academy of Pontotoc, under the 
Rev. W. V. Frierson and the Rev. James D. West, and he 
graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1877. After 
graduation he became principal of a school at Coffeeville, 
Miss., 1877-78, and of the Female Institute of Oxford, Miss., 
1878-80. From 1879 to ^80 ne was superintendent of edu- 
cation for Lafayette County, Miss. Entering the Seminary 
at Princeton in 1880, he remained one year. He then spent a 
year in Union Theological Seminary, Va. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of West Lexington, June 4, 1883, and or- 



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dained by the Presbytery of Transylvania, March 15, 1885. 
He was stated supply of the church at Lawrenceburg, Ky., 
from November 1882 to May 1883; of the church at Versail- 
les, Ky., from December 1883 to August 1884, and of the 
church at Owingsville, Ky., from September to December 
1884. At the time of his ordination he was installed pastor of 
the church at New Providence, Ky., from which he was re- 
leased in 1890. From 1890 until 1897 he was pastor of the 
First Church of Middlesborough, Ky. During the following 
year he served as evangelist for the Synod of Kentucky. He 
was pastor of the church at Mount Sterling, Ky., from Jan- 
uary 1899 to February 1900 and of the Bethesda, Rockbridge 
Baths, Va., from Nov. 10, 1901, until his death, which occurred 
Feb. 6, 191 1, at Rockbridge Baths, of pneumonia, in the 56th 
year of his age. He was buried at Lexington, Va. 

He was married Sept. 10, 1890, in Rockbridge Baths, Va., 
to Flora Boyce McElwee, who, with two sons, survives him. 



EOBEET PATTERSON BOYD, 

Son of Samuel Ramsay and Mary Elizabeth (Patterson) 
Boyd, was born near Fairfield, Pa., Nov., 12, 1848. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Chestnut Level, Pa., at the age of twenty-one. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued in the Chestnut Level Academy 
and the York Collegiate Institute, under the Rev. James Mc- 
Dougall, and he graduated from Lafayette College in 1881. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same 
year, he took the full three years' course there, graduating in 
1884. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Westminster, 
April 10, 1883, and ordained an evangelist by the same Pres- 
bytery Dec. 27, 1884. In March, 1885, he entered upon mis- 
sionary work among the Mormons in southern Idaho, with 
Paris as his place of residence. He continued in this work 
until the fall of 1909. At this time, in declining health, he 
went to Los Angeles, Cal., hoping to regain his strength there. 



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In this he was disappointed, and died July 27, 1910, in Los 
Angeles of Bright's disease, in the 62nd year of his age. He 
was buried in the Forest Lawn Cemetery at Tropico, Cal. 
Mr. Boyd organized a church at Montpelier, Idaho, in 1889, 
and one at Paris, Idaho, in 1892. He published a number of 
tracts relating to the Mormon question, among them being 
"The Mormon God is not the God of the Bible", "Pre- 
existence of spirits : a Mormon doctrine refuted by the Bible", 
"Some fatal objections to the Mormon Tithing Society" and 
several articles in the Idaho Scimitar. 

He was married Nov. 20, 1884, in York, Pa., to Lucy J. 
McKinnon, who, with one son and two daughters, survives 
him. 



JOHN JAMES HENNING, 

Son of Rev. William Edward and Jane (Erwin) Henning, 
was born July 28, 1855, at North Argyle, N. Y. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the United Presbyterian 
church of North Argyle, at the age of eighteen. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in the Argyle Academy, the 
Claverack College and the Hudson River Institute, and he 
graduated from Union College in 1881. Entering the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the 
full three years' course there, graduating in 1884. He was 
licensed by the United Presbyterian Presbytery of Argyle, 
June 10, 1884, and ordained by the Presbytery of Albany, 
Jan. 20, 1885, being at the same time installed pastor of the 
Princetown Church, Rynex Corners, N. Y., from which he 
was released Dec. 12, 1893. His only other charge was over 
the church of Green Island, N. Y., from Dec. 20, 1893 until 
his death, which occurred June 10, 1910, at Green Island, of 
cancer, in the 55th year of his age. He was buried at Glens 
Falls, N. Y. He was a commissioner to the General Assem- 
bly in 1893 and in 1903. He was twice moderator of the Presby- 
tery of Troy, and was moderator of the Presbytery of Albany. 



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He was married Aug. 17, 1897, in Argyle, N. Y., to Eliza- 
beth May Williams, who, with two daughters, survives him. 

EDWARD SNYDER, 
Son of John Henry and Lydia Wittington (Trufant) Snyder, 
was born March 12, 1848, in St. Ann's, Ontario, Can. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian 
church of Gainsborough, Ontario, Can., at the age of eighteen. 
His preparatory studies were pursued in the high schools of 
Smithville and Flora, Ontario, and he graduated from Knox 
College, Toronto, Can., in 1882. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1885. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 22, 1885, and ordained 
by the same Presbytery, May 7, 1885, being at the same time 
installed pastor of the church at Stockton, N. J., from which 
he was released Jan. 1, 1889. He was pastor of the church 
at Youngstown, N. Y., from Nov. 18, 1889, to Oct. 2, 1892, 
and of the churches of Scipioville and Scipio, N. Y., from Sept. 
12, 1893, to July 8, 1896. He labored as an evangelist during 
the next two years. He was pastor of the First Church of 
Wantage, N. J., from Oct. 27, 1898, to Aug. 31, 1902; of the 
church at North Hardyston, N. J., from Sept. 11, 1902, to 
March 26, 1905, and of the church at Harmony, N. J., from 
April 6, 1905, to Dec. 31, 1910. He then made his residence in 
Easton, Pa. He died Jan. 23, 191 1, in the Hudson Terminal 
Station, New York City, suddenly, of heart disease, in the 63rd 
year of his age. He was buried in the Easton Heights Ceme- 
tery, near Easton, Pa. 

He was married May 27, 1885, in Belfountain, Ontario, Can., 
to Mary Dodd, who, with one son aand two daughters, sur- 
vives him. 



FRANCIS EDGAR SMITH, 
Son of Ellen Olivia (Belsher) Smith, was born Aug. 17, 1859, 



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in Baldwyn, Miss. He made a public confession of his faith 
in the Presbyterian church of Mansfield Valley, Mansfield, Pa., 
at the age of fourteen. He studied in the Jefferson Academy^ 
of Canonsburg, Pa., but did not have a collegiate education. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1886, taking the full 
three years' course there, and graduating in 1889. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Pittsburg, June 12, 1888, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Baltimore, April 16, 1889. He 
labored as city missionary in connection with the Hope Insti- 
tute of Baltimore, Md., from April 1889 to February 1891, and 
was stated supply of Faith Chapel, Washington, D. C, from 
April to December 1891. He was pastor of the Second Church 
of New Rochelle, N. Y., from Feb. 2, 1892, to May 4, 1902, 
and of the church at Port Jervis, N. Y., from May 7, 1902, to 
July 18, 1906. At this time he retired from active ministerial 
work to engage in private business in New York, with his resi- 
dence in Brooklyn. He died Feb. 20, 191 1, in the Long Island 
College Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y., of pneumonia, following an 
operation for mastoiditis, in the 53rd year of his age. He was 
buried at Easton, Pa. 

He was married June 2, 1891, in Baltimore, Md., to Mary 
Marshal Smith, who, with three sons and two daughters, sur- 
vives him. 



NEPTUNE BLOOD WILLIAM GALWEY, 
Son of Neptune Blood and Harriet (Grattan) Galwey, was 
born Feb. 10, 1861, in The Curragh, County Kildare, Ireland. 
He made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian 
Church of Ireland at the age of eighteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the St. Mary's Church School, Limerick, 
Ireland, under the Rev. George F. Hamilton, and, coming to 
this country, he became a student in Lake Forest College, where 
he remained three and one-half years. Entering the Seminary 
at Princeton in 1890, he remained one year, completing his 
theological course in McCormick Theological Seminary in 1893. 



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He was licensed by the Presbytery of Chicago, June 3, 1893, 
and ordained by the same Presbytery, Oct. 18, 1893. He was 
co-pastor of the Olivet Memorial Church, Chicago, from Oct. 
19, 1893, unt il installed pastor, March 1, 1894. He was released 
from this charge early in 1898. He then supplied the Central 
Church Mission in Chicago for a year. At this time he was 
dropped from the roll of the Presbytery of Chicago upon his 
entering the ministry of the Episcopal Church. He was or- 
dained a deacon by Bishop Potter, Sept. 16, 19CO, and an Epis- 
copal priest by Bishop Nichols, April 6, 1901. He was rector 
of Trinity Church, Menlo Park, Cal., from Oct 10, 1901, to 
April 10, 1904, and rector of St. Matthew's Churcb, San Mateo, 
Cal., from April 10, 1904, until his death, which occurred May 
26, 1910, at San Mateo, of pneumonia, in the 50th year of his 
age. He was buried in the church of St. Matthew, San Mateo, 
Cal. He was a member of the General Convention of the Epis- 
copal Church, in 1907, and was three times Dean of the Con- 
vocation of San Jose. 

He was married Sept. 18, 1900, in Newport, R. I., to Mary 
Newbold Edgar, who, with two sons and one daughter, sur- 
vives him. 



WILBER LA FAYETTE HAYS, Ph. D.. 

Son of Samuel and Almira (Castle) Hays, was born April 16, 
1861, near Mattoon, 111. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the First Presbyterian Church at Raymond, 111., at the 
age of twenty-one. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the preparatory department of Blackburn University, 111., under 
Professor Robert B. Minton and Professor A. J. Caldwell, 
and he graduated from Blackburn University in 1889. Enter- 
ing the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he 
remained there two years, and then from 1891 to 1892 was 
stated supply of the church at Williams, la. Returning to 
Princeton Seminary in the fall of 1892, he completed his 
course there, graduating in 1893. He was licensed by the Pres- 



191 1 ] NECROLOGICAL REPORT. llj 

bytery of Alton, Sept. 9, 1891, and ordained by the Presby- 
tery of Southern Dakota, Oct. 12, 1893. He was stated supply 
of the church at Alexandria, S. D., from September 1893 to 
September 1894; of the church at Ontonagon, Mich., from Sep- 
tember 1894 to September 1895, and of the church at Tekonsha, 
Mich., from September 1895 to March 1897. He was pastor of 
the church at Newberry, Mich., from March 2, 1897, to Sept. 4, 
1902; of the church at Crandon, Wis., from September 1902 to 
May 1903, and of the church at Cooksville, 111., from July 1903 
to November 1904. At this time ill health prevented his con- 
tinuing in the work of the ministry. He resided at Cooksville 
until 1909, and after that at Birmingham, Mich., until his death, 
which occurred Feb. 19, 191 1, at Birmingham, of pernicious 
anaemia, in the 50th year of his age. He was buried at Bir- 
mingham. He received the degree of Ph.D. from Yale College 
in 1899. 

He was married Aug. 28, 1895, in Ontonagon, Mich., to 
Nancy Winton Carmichael, who, with two sons and one daugh- 
ter, survives him. 



DAVID ERNEST MORELL, 

Son of Rev. Dr. Charles Lucas aand Annie (Brown) Morell, 
was born Nov. 13, 1870, in Dungannon, County Tyrone, Ire- 
land. He made a public confession of his faith in the Mora- 
vian Church at Ockbrook, Derbyshire, England, at the age of 
sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Academ- 
ical Institute of Belfast, Ireland. He studied for a time in 
Queen's College, Belfast, and later spent four years in the Royal 
University of Dublin, from which he graduated in 1892. He took 
the degree of Bachelor of Music, having intended to follow that 
profession, but started upon a business career as an analytical 
chemist. Having decided to enter the ministry, he came to 
the Seminary at Princeton in 1895, remaining one year. He 
completed his theological course in McCormick Seminary, from 
which he graduated in 1907. He was licensed and ordained 



Il8 NECROLOGICAL REPORT. [l9H 

by the Presbytery of Pueblo, July 12, 1907, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the First Church at Durango, Col., 
from which he was released Jan. 20, 1909. He was installed 
pastor of the church at Berwyn, 111., Mar 12, 1909, and released 
from the same on account of ill health, Nov. 1, 1909. He died 
Jan. 10, 1910, in Chicago, 111., of pneumonia, in the 40th year 
of his age. He was buried in the Rosehill Cemetery, near 
Chicago. He was unmarried. 



ROYAL JESSE SMALLEY, 

Son of James Addison and Emma Melvina (Oren) Smalley, 
was born Sept. 28, 1882, in Mount Auburn, la. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of La 
Porte City, la., at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the high school of La Porte City, and he 
graduated from Cornell College, Mount Vernon, la., in 1905. 
He spent the next )^ear in teaching and in sociological work, 
under Dr. Devin of Columbia University, N. Y. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1906, he took the full three years' 
course there, graduating in 1909. U?on his graduation he re- 
ceived the Gelston-Winthrop Fellowship in Apologetics, receiv- 
ing at the same time the degree of Bachelor of Divinity. He 
also received at this time from Princeton University the degree 
of Master of Arts. He spent the following year in Princeton 
in philosophical studies in connection with the Graduate School 
of Princeton University. He was on the point of sailing for 
a course of study in the universities of Germany, when he was 
overtaken by an attack of cerebral meningitis, of which he died, 
after a short illness, April 21, 1910, in the Mercer Hospital, 
Trenton, N. ]., in the 28th year of his age. He was buried 
in La Porte City, la. 

He was married Sept. 1, 1909, in Independence, la., to 
Katharine Delia Dukes, who survives him. 



191 1 J NECROLOGICAL REPORT. 119 

JAMES CLAEK TAYLOE, 
Son of John Campbell and Ellen Sterrett (Clark) Taylor, was 
born July 19, 1882, in East Craftsbury, Vt. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church "of 
Beaver Falls, Pa., at the age of twenty-four. He studied for 
three years in Geneva College, Pa., and took his fourth year 
in Princeton University from which he graduated in 1905. 
During the following year he engaged in teaching in the Burr 
and Burton Seminary of Manchester, Vt. Entering the Sem- 
inary at Princeton in 1906, he took the full three years' course 
there, graduating in 1909. He was licensed and ordained by 
the Presbytery of Duluth, Sept. 29, 1909. He was stated supply 
of the church at Ely, Minn., from 1909 until his death, which 
occurred June 2, 1910, in Colorado Springs, Col., of meningi- 
tis, in the 28th year of his age. He was buried at Sterling, Kan. 
He was married May 25, 1909, in Sterling, Kan., to Mar- 
garet B. Ferguson, who survives him. 



LYDEN COLUMB LOBAIN D'ZILVA, 

Son of Justin Lorain and Evelyn Amanda (Schokman) 
D'Zilva, was born Aug. 9, 1883, in Colombo, Ceylon. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Wolvendaal Pres- 
byterian Church of Colombo, at the age of sixteen. His prepa- 
ratory studies were pursued in Colombo, under Mr. G. A. Wille, 
and he took the collegiate course in the Royal College, Colombo, 
from which he graduated in 1902. After this he was, for a 
time, a tutor in the Wesleyan Mission College of Colombo. He 
spent nearly a month in the Theological Seminary at New 
Brunswick, N. J., before entering the Seminary at Princeton in 
1908. Near the close of his second year at Princeton on April 
24, 19 10, he drowned himself in the nearby canal, while tempo- 
rarily insane, in the 27th year of his age. He was buried in 
the Princeton cemetery. 



INDEX 

PAGE 

Alexander, Edgar Willis 109 

Armstrong, Amzi Lewis 84 

Bartley, Joseph Dana 94 

Boyd, Robert Patterson • 112 

Bcrr, Charles Henry 102 

Cameron, Malcolm Crooks 107 

Carr, Arthur Frederick 104 

Chester, John 89 

Cobb, Sanford Hoadley 92 

Converse, John Heman 72. 

Cornelison, Isaac Amada • 82 

Cunningham, Charles Eugene 108 

D'Zilva, Lynden Columb Lorain 1 19 

Everitt, Benjamin Smith 85 

Finney, Henry Graham ■ • 87 

Galwey, Neptune Blood William 115 

Hays, Wii.ber La Fayette 116 

Henning, John James 113 

Herron, John 105 

Hughes, Hugh 1 1 1 

Hutchinson, Sylvanus Nye 93 

Jones, John Sparhawk • • 97 

Lapsley. James Thomas 77 

Logan, William Henry 101 

Love, David Rankin 91 

McAfee, Robfrt William 105 

McCoy, John Simeon 95 

McGowan, James Alexander 98 

McGregor, Donald 103 

Magie, David 74 

Miller, Henry 1 11 

Morell, David Ernest 117 

Newkirk, Matthew 75 

Nixon, George • 85 

Orr, Joh n 96 

Proctor, John Officer 78 

Senour, Faunt Le Roy 79 

Shaw, Horatio Watson 80 

Singleton, Horace Leonard 88 

Sm alley. Royal Jesse 118 

Smith, Francis Edgar 114 

Snyder, Edward 114 

Swan, Peter no 

Taylor, James Clark 119 

Vannuys, Hervey Logan 81 

Whitney, Henry Mitchell 99 

Wikoff, James Holmes 72. 

Witteberger, Joseph 107 

Woods, Edgar 83 

Yeomans, George Aughstus 100 



NECROLOGICAL REPORT 



PRESENTED TO THE 



ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 



OF 



PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINAR' 

AT ITS ANNUAL MEETING 
May 6th, 1912 



By the Secretary 



Entered at the Post Office at Princeton, N. J., as second-class mail matter 



[IQI2 

NOTICE 

The preparation of the Necrological Report has been committed by 
the Association to the Secretary, who earnestly solicits the aid of all 
the Alumni of the Seminary. When an alumnus dies, newspaper obitu- 
ary notices, funeral or memorial sermons — and information in any 
shape — will be gratefully received. Let these be sent, as soon as pos- 
sible after the death of the person to whom they relate, to 

JOSEPH H. DULLES, 

Princeton, N. J. 



OFFICERS 

OF 

THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

FOR THE YEAR 1912-1913 



Rev. J. G. K. McClure, D.D., LL.D., '73, President. 

Rev. William B. Jennings, D.D., '83, Vice-President. 

Rev. Joseph H. Dulles, '77, Secretary. 

Rev. W. Brenton Greene, Jr., D.D., '80, Treasurer. 

Rev. George H. Ingram, 83, f Additional Members 

T. H. Powers Sailer, Ph.D., '93 J of the 

Rev. Raymond H. Wilson, '03, j Executive Committee. 



122 



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ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

OF 
PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 



Princeton, N. J., May 6, 1912. 

The Alumni Association met for dinner in the Casino at 
7 p. m., with the President, the Rev. Joseph H. Dulles, '77, in 
the chair. A blessing was asked by the Rev. Daniel N. Free- 
land, '47, representing the oldest class present. At the close 
of the dinner the Association was called to order for a brief 
business session. 

The report of the Executive Committee was read by the 
Rev. Matthew J. Hyndman, '92, and is as follows: 

The Executive Committee would recommend the following 
officers of the Association for the ensuing year : 

President— The Rev. J. G. K. McClure, D.D., LL.D., of 
the class of '73. 

Vice-President — The Rev. William B. Jennings, D.D., of 
the class of '83. 

Secretary — The Rev. Joseph H. Dulles, of the class of '77. 

Treasurer — The Rev. W. Brenton Greene, Jr., D.D., of 
the class of '80. 



124 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [ X 9I2 

Additional members of the Executive Committee — Rev. 
George H. Ingram, of the class of '83, T. H. Powers Sailer, 
Ph.D., of the class of '93, and the Rev. Raymond H. Wilson, 
of the class of '03. 

The Committee would further recommend that the Necro- 
logieal Report be printed and distributed as usual. 

The report was accepted and its recommendations adopted. 

The report of the Treasurer was presented by him, and ac- 
cepted without reference to a committee of audit. 

The Treasurer's report is as follows : 

Whxiam Brenton Greene, Jr., in account with the Alumni Associa- 
tion of Princeton Theological Seminary. 
Dr. 

1912 Balance May 9, 191 1 (see last Report) $3.82 

Interest @ 5% 19 

$4.01 

Cr. 

1912 Balance May 6, 1912 $4.01 

William Brenton Greene, Jr., 
Treasurer. 

At the conclusion of the business meeting, after-dinner 
speeches were made by the following, who were introduced by 
the President. President Patton, representing the Faculty; 
the Rev. James S. McDonald, D.D., representing the class of 
'62 ; the Rev. William C. Rommel, representing the class of '72 ; 
the Rev. Charles Lee, D.D., representing the class of '82 ; the 
Rev. Maitland Alexander, D.D., representing the class of '92, 
and the Rev. William T. M. Beale, representing the class of 
'02. At the conclusion of the speeches one verse of "Blest 
be the tie that binds" was sung; the benediction was pronounced 
by President Patton, and the Association adjourned. 

JOSEPH H. DULLES, 
Secretary. 



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ABSTRACT OF THE 
NECROLOGICAL REPORT 

FOR 1912 

The report for the year ending March 31, 1912, contains notices of 
one Director, Colonel John J. McCook, LL.D., one Director and Trus- 
tee, the Hon. William M. Lanning, LL.D., and one Trustee, Nathaniel 
Tooker, Esq., and of sixty-seven former students of the Seminary. 
Fourteen of these should have been included in earlier reports, but 
the fact of their death did not reach the Secretary in time. The total 
number reported is seventy. 

Of the sixty-seven former students, the oldest, the Rev. Robert A. 
Criswell, '52, had reached the age of ninety-one years and nine months. 
Another had also passed his ninety-first year. Twelve others had passed 
their eightieth year, nineteen their seventieth and fifteen their sixtieth. 
The youngest died at the age of twenty-eight years, one month, and nine 
days. The average age of the sixty-seven was sixty-five years and eight 
months. The average age at which they made a public confession of 
their faith was sixteen years and eleven months. 



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The Report contains the following names 

DIRECTOR AND TRUSTEE 
William Mershon Lanning, LL.D., 

DIRECTOR 

John James McCook, LL.D., 



[1912 



Nathaniel Tooker, Esq., 



TRUSTEE 



ALUMNI 



CLASS 

1847. Caleb Cook Baldwin*, D.D., 
1849. James Ross Ramsay, 

1851. Henry Rinker, 

1852. Robert Ancrum Criswell, 
James Alexander Paige, 

1853. George Mancius Smedes Blauvelt, 

1854. William Walton Sickels, 

1855. John Xewton Young, 

1856. Joseph Fowler Jennison, 
Daniel McGilvary, D.D., LL.D., 
Jonathan Wilson, D.D., 

1857. George Roddick, 
James Robinson Scott, 

1858. Nathaniel McConaughy, 
Calvin Wilfred Stewart, D.D., 

1859. James Bailie Adams, 
Philip Scott Caffrey, 

Robert Mayne Patterson, D.D., LL.D. 
i860. John McMurray, 

David Henry Mitchell, 

1861. Newell Samuel Lowrie, 
Samuel B Taggart, 
Francis Marion Wood, 

1862. James McKinney Alexander, 
George Ross Pierce, 

1865. Charles William Remington, 
George Hutchinson Smyth, D.D., 
Frederick Howard Wines, LL.D., 

1866. Eberle Willis Thomson, 





DIED 


Feb. 


16. 


. 1912 


Sept. 


17 


, 1911 


June 


7, 


, 1911 


July 


19, 


191 1 


June 


10, 


1911 


May- 


M, 


1910 


March 


12, 


1912 


March 


19, 


1912 


July 


5, 


1911 


Nov. 


n, 


1911 


Jan. 


10, 


1912 


June 


23, 


1911 


Aug. 


22, 


1911 


June 


3, 


191 1 


Feb. 


17, 


1910 


Nov. 


23, 


1911 


Dec. 


4, 


1911 


Oct. 


24, 


191 1 


Nov. 


12, 


1911 


Oct. 


II, 


1900 


April 


5, 


1911 


Jan. 


25, 


1912 


June 


2, 


1910 


Jan. 


27, 


1912 


March 


21, 


191 1 


April 


11, 


191 1 


April 


11, 


191 1 


Sept 


25, 


191 1 


June 


9, 


1908 


May 


4, 


191 1 


Jan. 


3i, 


1912 


April 


16, 


1911 



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1867. Richard Philip Hart Vail, D.D., 

1868. Samuel Archibald, 
John Menaul, M.D., 

1870. Robert Ennis, 
David Hoge Riddle, D.D., 
James Urquhart, 

1 87 1. David Lovell Murray, 
James Harris Stewart, 

1873. Edward Page Butler, 

1874. George Ainslee, 
Robert Jackson Beattie, 

1875. John A Carmichael, 
James Chambers, D.D., 
Thomas Davies Latimer, 
Chester Paul Murray, 
Alexander Gatherer Russell, 
Henry Nevius Van Dyke, 

1876. Henry Martin Kellogg, 
Theodore Shields Negley, 

1877. Finlay McNaughtan Dewey, D.D., 

1882. George Alfred Paull, D.D., 

1883. William George Clarke, 
1887. George William Giboney, D.D., 
1889. Edward Grier Fullerton, Ph.D., D.D., 

1893. George Black Roddy, 

1894. Bailie Brown, Ph.D., M.D., 

1895. James Ramsey Donehoo, 
1898. James Alvan Sankey, D.D., 
1901. Thomas Berry Shannon, 

1903. John Boggs Edgar, 

1904. Grier Alvin Foote, 
1906. Fraser Lochland MacLeod, 

Frank Abdon Lunsford Reid, 
1909. Clarence Henry Schwenke, 

GRADUATE STUDENTS 
entered 

1879. Henry David Kurtz, 
1903. Hendrik Jacobus Rust, 

1908. Samuel Guy Finney, 

1909. James Robertson West, 



Jan. 


15, 


1912 


Jan. 


2, 


1911 


Jan. 


9, 


1912 


April 


9, 


1911 


Dec. 


ii» 


191 1 


Jan. 


10, 


1912 


July 


23, 


1910 


Feb. 


12, 


1912 


Jan. 


20, 


1912 


Jan. 


14, 


191 1 


Sept. 


15, 


1911 


Nov. 


11. 


1911 


June 


10, 


191 1 


Feb. 


25, 


1912 


Dec. 


1, 


1910 


Nov. 


10, 


191 1 


Dec. 


23, 


1911 


July 


22, 


191 1 


May 


18, 


1911 


April 


14. 


191 1 


Jan. 


10, 


1912 


May 


26, 


1910 


Dec. 


18, 


1911 


July 


5, 


1911 


Sept. 


5, 


1910 


Jan. 


12, 


1912 


Jan. 


10, 


1912 


Oct. 


28, 


1911 


Oct. 


14, 


191 1 


Sept. 


5, 


1909 


Jan. 


21, 


1912 


Aug. 


19, 


1911 


June 


23, 


191 1 


Nov. 


21, 


191 1 


Aug. 


7, 


1910 


Sept. 


20, 


1906 


Dec. 


3i, 


1911 


Oct. 


4, 


1911 



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DIRECTOR AND TRUSTEE 



WILLIAM MERSHON LANNING, LL.D., 

President of the Board of Trustees 

Son of Elijah Webster and Cornelia (Mershon) Lanning, was 
born Jan. i, 1849, i n Ewing, Mercer Co., N. J. He was edu- 
cated in the Lawrenceville High School, from which he gradu- 
ated in 1866. After his graduation and until April 1872, he 
taught in the district schools of Mercer Co., N. J., and from 
1872 to 1880 in the Trenton Academy, studying law in his 
spare time. He was admitted to the bar in 1880 and opened 
an office in Trenton. He was made a counsellor-at-law in 
1883. From April 1886 to March 1888 he was City Solicitor 
of Trenton, and was a Judge in the Trenton District Court 
from 1887 to 1891. He was elected a member of the House of 
Representatives of the 58th Congress in 1902, beginning his 
term March 4, 1903. He resigned his membership in June 1904, 
that he might accept his appointment as Judge of the United 
States District Court for N. J. This office he held until 1909, 
when he was appointed Judge of the United States Circuit 
Court of the Third Circuit. This office he held until his death, 
which occurred Feb. 16, 1912, in Trenton, N. J., of angina 
pectoris, in the 64th year of his age. He was buried in the 
cemetery of the Presbyterian church at Ewing, N. J. He 
received the degree of A.M. from Princeton University in 1901 
and that of LL.D. from Washington and Jefferson College in 
1908, and also from Princeton University in 1910. Judge 
Lanning spent his entire life in or near Trenton, where he 
practiced law and held his residence when a judge. He was 



1912] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 120, 

several times commissioner to the General Assembly, and 
was a delegate to the Pan-Presbyterian Council at Liver- 
pool in 1904. He was an elder of the Fourth Presbyterian 
Church of Trenton for many years and was a member of the 
Board of Trustees of the General Assembly. He was a director 
of Princeton Seminary from 1895 until his death and a trustee 
from 1907 until his death. He was president of the Board of 
Trustees from 1910 until his death. He was also a trustee of 
the Lawrenceville School. He was a member of the special 
commission that framed the present comprehensive New Jersey 
township laws, and also of the constitutional commission of 
1894. He was a director and counsel of the Mechanics 
National Bank of Trenton ; was counsel for the Trenton Bank- 
ing Company for several years and president of the Mechanic 
Bank of Trenton for a time. In 1895 he published "Help for 
township officers in New Jersey", and assisted in compiling a 
supplement to the revision of the general statutes of New 
Jersey in 1887. With Judges Gray of Delaware and Buffing- 
ton of Pittsburgh, he was to have sat in the government suit 
against the Steel Corporation and its subsidiaries. He was 
engaged in preparation for this work when he died. 

He was married Aug. 3, 1881, in Herman, N. Y., to Jennie 
Hemenway, who with two sons survives him. 



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DIRECTOR 



COL. JOHN JAMES McCOOE, LL.D., 
Son of Major Daniel and Martha (Latimer) Cook, was born 
May 5, 1845, m Carrollton, O. He was named after an older 
brother who had been a midshipman in the navy and had died 
three years before Col. McCook's birth. He was a student in 
Kenyon College from i860 to 1861, but at the end of his first 
college year, when he was only sixteen years of age, he ran 
away and enlisted in the 52nd Ohio Volunteers. He could not 
get a place on the muster roll on account of his youth, but 
served as volunteer aide to the brigade commander. In Sep- 
tember 1862 he was commissioned first lieutenant of the Sixth 
Ohio Cavalry, and in 1863 was promoted for bravery to 
captain and aide-de-camp in the United States volunteers and 
served as additional aide-de-camp on the staff of Major Gen- 
eral G. H. Thomas, from November 1863 to January 1864. 
Early in the latter year he was transferred to the army of the 
Potomac and was wounded in an engagement at Shady Grove, 
Va., May 30, 1864. For his action in this battle he was 
brevetted major, and in October 1864 he resigned his commis- 
sion on account of his wound. At the close of the war he was 
made a Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel of the United States 
volunteers "for gallant and meritorious services". Returning 
to Kenyon College in 1864, he completed his course there, 
graduating in 1866. He attended the Harvard Law School, 
from 1866 to 1869, graduating with the degree of LL.B. and 
soon after was admitted to the bar. He took up the practice 
of his profession in New York City, being associated with the 



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firm of Alexander and Green, and later admitted to partner- 
ship in this firm and at the time of his death was the senior 
member of it. He died Sept. 17, 191 1, at Rumsen, N. J., of 
pneumonia, in the 67th year of his age. He was buried at 
Princeton, N. J. He received the degree of LL.D. from the 
University of Kansas in 1890 and from Lafayette College in 
1893. He was a trustee of Princeton University from 1892 to 
1906 and a director of Princeton Seminary from 1897 until 
his death. He was also director of many commercial corpor- 
ations — among them, the Wells Fargo Co.; the International 
Banking Corporation; the American Surety Co.; the Mercan- 
tile Trust Co., and the Sun Insurance Office of England. He 
was for a time a trustee of Kenyon College, his alma mater. 
He was an elder of the Fifth Avenue Church, New York City, 
for many years and was a member of the New York Bar 
Association, and of the Presbyterian Social Union of N. Y. 
He was chairman of the Army and Navy Christian Commis- 
sion of the Y. M. C. A. during the Spanish-American War. 
He was the chief counsel of the prosecuting committee of the 
Presbytery of New York, in the trial of Prof. C. A. Briggs for 
heresy in 1892. He published the "Appeal in the Briggs 
Heresy Case" in 1893. He was appointed receiver for the 
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe R. R. in 1894 and was chief 
counsel and director of the Equitable Life Assurance Society 
for many years. He was a member of the following social 
clubs in New York City: the Union League, the Union Club, 
the New York Athletic Club, the Republican Club, the Har- 
vard Club and the Loyal Legion, and was also a member of the 
Somerset Club of Boston and the Metropolitan Club of Wash- 
ington. 

He was married Feb. 17, 1876, in New York City, to Jan- 
etta Alexander, a granddaughter of Prof. Archibald Alex- 
ander, of Princeton Seminary, and is survived by his wife and 
four daughters. 



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TRUSTEE 



NATHANIEL TOOEEE, 
Son of Nathaniel and Jane (Ammerman) Tooker, was born 
July 20, 1833, in Middle Hope, N. Y. He attended the Middle 
Hope school for a few years, entering early in life upon a 
business career. He was in the china business in New York 
City for a number of years and after that for several years in 
the oil business, chiefly in the neighborhood of Titusville, Pa. 
From 1872 until his death he was engaged in the sugar manu- 
facturing and refining business. At the time of his death he 
was president of the Cuban-American Sugar Co. He lived for 
many years in East Orange, N. J., and was an elder in the 
Central Presbyterian Church of that place. He had planned a 
trip to China with his family and seemed in excellent health 
when he died suddenly of apoplexy on the Staten Island Ferry 
slip, June 7, 191 1, in the 78th year of his age. He was 
buried in the Cedar Hill Cemetery of Middle Hope, N. Y. 
Mr. Tooker was a trustee of Princeton Seminary from 1899 
until his death at which time he was chairman of its Commit- 
tee on Finance. He was first Vice President of the Chaparra 
Sugar Co.; of the Mercedita Sugar Co., and of the Tinguaro 
Sugar Co. He was a director of the West India Land and 
Trading Co. 

He was twice married: (1) Oct. 4, 1864, in Hartford, 
Conn., to Anna Christina Danforth, who died May 29, 1879 ; 
(2) June 27, 1883, in Yonkers, N. Y., to Sarah Jane Brown, 
who died June 23, 1896. One son and two daughters by his 
first wife, and one son and one daughter by his second sur- 
vive him. 



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ALUMNI 



CALEB COOK BALDWIN, D.D., 

Son of Eleazar and Jemima (Matthews) Baldwin, was born 
April 1, 1820, in Bloomfield, N. J. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Presbyterian church of West Notting- 
ham, Md., at the age of twenty-two. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the BlOomfield Academy, N. J., and he gradu- 
ated from Princeton University in 1841. He then engaged in 
teaching for three years in the State Academy, West Notting- 
ham, Md. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1844, tak- 
ing a full three years' course, and graduating in 1847. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Newark (N.S.) April 21, 
1847, and ordained an evangelist by the same Presbytery, May 
25, 1847, having devoted himself to the work of foreign mis- 
sions. He left Bloomfield for Foochow, China, in November 
1847, arriving at that place in May of the following year. He 
engaged in missionary work under the American Board of 
Commissioners for Foreign Missions as teacher, preacher, 
pastor, editor, etc., in Foochow until 1895, a period of forty- 
seven years. Returning to this country in the latter year, he 
took up his residence in East Orange, N. J., until 1898, and 
after this resided in Glen Ridge, N. J., until his death, which oc- 
curred July 19, 191 1, in East Orange, of old age, in his 92nd 
year. He was buried in the cemetery at Bloomfield, N. J. He 
received the degree of D.D. from Princeton University in 1871. 
Dr. Baldwin published an Alphabetic Dictionary of the Chinese 
Language in the Foochow Dialect, in 1870; a Manual of the 
Foochow Dialect in 187 1 ; a translation (with others) of the 



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Bible and a revision of the same in 1891, and an abridged trans- 
lation of Sheffield's Universal History, and Lessons in Astron- 
omy (in connection with Dr. Sites of the M. E. Mission) as 
well as miscellaneous tracts and booklets. 

He was married Sept. 28, 1847, m Bloomfield, N. J., to 
Harriet Fairchild, who died July 29, 1896. One son and 
three daughters survive him. 



JAMES ROSS RAMSAY, 
Son of Robert and Jane (Whiteford) Ramsay, was born April 
9, 1822, in Harford County, Md. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Chanceford, Pa., 
at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the York County Academy, of York, Pa., and he grad- 
uated from Jefferson College in 1846. Entering the Seminary 
at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1849. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Donegal, Oct. 4, 1848, and ordained an evan- 
gelist by the same Presbytery June 20, 1849. He labored first 
as a missionary among the Creek Indians and was stated supply 
of the Creek agency at Kowetah, from 1849 to 1852. During 
the next year he engaged in teaching. From 1853 to 1855 he 
was principal of a school in Lancaster County, Pa. He then 
engaged in missionary work among the Seminole Indians.' 
From 1856 to i860 he supplied the Oak Ridge Church at 
Mekko, Ark. He was stated supply and teacher at Salem and 
Falls City, Neb., from October 1864 to November 1866. He 
engaged in teaching among the Seminole Indians from 1867 to 
1873 and again from 1877 to 1891. From 1867 to 1873 he 
was stated supply of the Seminole church at Wewoka, Indian 
Territory, and again from 1874 to 189 1. He was honorably 
retired in 1895. He resided in Delta, Pa., after giving up ac- 
tive work, until 1894. For two years after this he did some 
missionary work in Wewoka, Indian Territory. He again 



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took up his residence at Delta, Pa., in 1896, remaining there 
until 1906 when he moved to Bridgeton, N. J. In 1910 he en- 
tered the Merriam Home at Newton, N. J., where he resided 
until his death, which occurred June 10, 191 1, in the Merriam 
Home, of old age, in his ninetieth year. He was buried at 
Newton, N. J. 

He was married three times: (1) May 29, 1849, in Ash- 
land County, O., to Martha Jane Livingston, who died May 
30, 1853; (2) July 24, 1856, at the Oak Ridge Mission, Ind. 
Ter., to Eliza Jane Lilley, who died Oct. 21, 1873; (3) April 
6, 1875, in Highland, Kan., to Mary Lois Diament, who with 
one son and one daughter by his second wife survives him. 



HENKY LINKER, 
Son of Peter and Catherine (Dotter) Rinker, was born April 
5, 1825, in Chestnut Hill, Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre, 
Pa., at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., under Nathan M. Owen and 
Samuel Strong, and he graduated from Princeton University 
in 1847. During the next year he engaged in teaching as an 
assistant to Dr. Samuel Miller in Mt. Holly, N. J. Entering 
the Seminary at Princeton in 1848, he remained there two years. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, Feb. 
5, 1 85 1, and ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of Al- 
bany, Feb. 15, 1853. He engaged in missionary work under the 
care of the Presbytery of Albany from 1852 to 1854 and as 
6tated supply and teacher at Windsor, N. Y., from 1854 to 1856. 
He was stated supply of the church at Burdett, N. Y., 1857-59, 
and labored as pastor and teacher in Wyoming, Pa., from Dec. 
18, 1859, to Feb. 6, 1 861. He was principal of Newton Col- 
legiate Institute, N. J., from April 1861 to March 1863, when 
ill health interrupted his work for a time. In 1865 he became 
chaplain of the 86th N. Y. Volunteers and was mus- 



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tered out with regiment July 5, 1865. At this time his health 
prevented his taking up the work of the ministry and he re- 
sided in Newton, N. J., from 1865 to 1875, as a book agent. 
Resuming the ministry he was pastor of the church at Dickin- 
son, Pa., from April 1875 to April 1882, when he gave up 
active work. He resided in Plainfield, Pa., from 1884 to 1895, 
and in Carlisle, Pa., from that time until his death, which 
occurred May 14, 1910, in Carlisle, of old age, in his 86th 
year. He was buried at Carlisle. 

He was twice married: (1) March 28, 1850, in Baltimore, 
Md., to Mary A. Haight, who died Sept. 24, 1879, (2) June 
28, 1 88 1, in Dickinson, Pa., to Mary Weakley, who died Jan. 
8, 1906. One daughter by his first wife and three by his 
second survive him. 



ROBERT ANCRUM CRISWELL, 
Son of John and Rebecca (Kilgore) Criswell, was born May 
15, 1820, in Bellair, O. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Presbyterian church of West Alexander, Pa., 
at the age of twenty-two. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the West Alexander Academy, and he graduated from 
Washington College, Pa., in 1849. Entering the Seminary 
at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three 
years' course, graduating in 1852. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Philadelphia, Jan. 6, 1852, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Sangamon, Nov. 10, 1853, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the North Sangamon church, 111., 
from which he was released April 15, 1867. After this he 
was stated supply of the following churches : Corel, 111., 
1868-73; Farmer's City, 111., 1871-75; Gibson City, 111., 
1872-76, and Grandview, 111., with his residence at Nor- 
mal, 1 87 1 -8 1. He then engaged in missionary work in Willa- 
mina, Ore., for a year. Returning to Illinois, he was stated 
supply of the Cooksville and Mackinaw churches, from 1883 



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to 1888, and of the Colfax and Mackinaw churches, from 1888 
to 1890. At this time his advancing years required him to give 
up the active work of the ministry, and he resided in Normal, 
111., until his death, which occurred there, March 12, 1912, of 
the infirmities of age, within three months of the completion 
of his 92nd year. He was buried in Bloomington, 111. 

He was married June 29, 1852, in Ohio County, W. Va.. 
to Elisabeth Irwin Carson, who with two sons and seven 
daughters survives him. 



JAMBS ALEXANDER PAIGE, 
Son of Benjamin and Thankful Mary Ann (Magoon) Paige, 
was born Oct. 6, 1823, in Ware Village, Mass. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church 
of Springfield, O., at the age of nineteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in Springfield, under Professor Chandler 
Robbins, and he graduated from Princeton University in 1849. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the same year, he re- 
mained nearly three years, being obliged to leave early in 
1852 on account of the failure of his sight. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Philadelphia (O. S.) Jan. 6, 1852, and 
then engaged in missionary work in Pennsylvania, New Jer- 
sey and Missouri. He was ordained by the Presbytery of St. 
Louis (O. S.) Nov. 11, 1855, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the Park Avenue Church, St. Louis, from which he 
was released in October 1861. From 1857 to 1859 he was ed- 
itor of the St. Louis Presbyterian. During the civil war he 
was a chaplain in the United States Army from 1862 to 1865. 
From 1865 to 1866 he engaged in home missionary work for 
the Synod of Missouri with his residence at St. Louis. He 
was pastor of Calvary Church, Springfield, Mo., from January 
1866 to October 1871, and served the Westminster Church of 
Quincy, 111., as pastor elect from 1871 to 1873. He was pastor 
at Rushville, 111., 1873-80; at Nashville, 111., 1880-83; stated 



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supply at Shakopee, Minn., 1883-85 and at Carlton, Minn., 
1886-1902. After this he resided at Minneapolis, Minn., until 
his death, which occurred there March 19, 1912, of pneumonia, 
in the 89th year of his age. He was buried in the Lakewood 
Cemetery at Minneapolis. In 1902 he had a paralytic stroke. 
He was stated clerk of the Presbytery of Duluth at one time. 
He was married Jan. 31, 1854, in Castleton, Vt, to Caroline 
Howe, who died Aug. 4, 1900. Two sons and one daughter 
survive him. 



GEORGE MANCIUS SMEDES BLAUVELT, 
Son of the Rev. Dr. William Warren and Anna Maria (Hut- 
ton) Blauvelt, was born Dec. 8, 1832, in Lamington, N. J. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian 
church of Lamington, at the age of fourteen. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued in Morristown, N. J., and at Lam- 
ington under his father. He graduated from New York Uni- 
versity in 1850. Entering the Seminary in the fall of the 
same year, he took the full three years' course there, gradu- 
ating in 1853. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Elizabeth- 
town, April 20, 1853, an d ordained by the Presbytery of Pas- 
saic, Sept. 21, 1853, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the church at Chester, X. J. He was released from this 
charge Oct. 22, 1856. He was pastor of the church at Racine, 
Wis., from December 1856 to January 1859; of the church at 
Lyons Farms, N. J., from Nov. 2, 1859, to Jan. 26, 1864; of 
the Reformed Dutch church at Tappan, N. Y., from February 
1864 to November 1882; of the Reformed Dutch church at 
Easton, Pa., from November 1882 to April 1888, and of the 
Reformed Dutch church at Franklin Park, N. J., from Octo- 
ber 1889 to April 190 1. After this he took up his residence in 
Roselle, N. J. He spent most of the time from November 
1906 until his death, in Washington, D. C. He died July 5, 



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191 1, in Roselle, of a complication of diseases, in the 79th 
year of his age. He was buried in the cemetery of the Re- 
formed Dutch church at Tappan, N. Y. 

He was twice married: (1) September 1859, in Brooklyn, 
N. Y., to Sarah A. Holmes, who died June 11, 1864; (2) 
Sept. 11, 1866, in Chester, N. J., to Jane Eliza Hedges, who 
with one son and three daughters survives him. 



WILLIAM WALTON SICKELS, 
Son of the Rev. William and Alma Cleopatra (Coe) Sickels, 
was born June 19, 1831, in Indianapolis, Ind. He made a pub- 
lic confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church 
of Indianapolis, at he age of fourteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in Indianapolis, under James Kemper and J. P. 
Safford, and he graduated from Hanover College, Ind., in 1850. 
He then engaged in teaching for a year in Indianapolis. En- 
tering the Seminary at Princeton in 1851, he took the full 
course there, lacking about six weeks. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 27, 1853, and or- 
dained an evangelist by the Presbytery of New Albany (O. S.), 
Jan. 30, 1855. During 1854 he engaged in missionary work in 
Illinois. He was stated supply of the following churches in 
Indiana: Bedford, from October 1854 to November 1858; 
Knightstown and Greenfield, 1858-59; Shiloh, 1861-65; the 
Seventh Church, Indianapolis, from October 1865 to April 
1866. During the next three years he resided in Indianapolis 
without charge. He then supplied the Fourth Church, In- 
dianapolis, from January to June 1870. From 1872 to 1877 
he engaged in business as an insurance agent in Indianapolis, 
in which city he resided from 1864 until his death, which oc- 
curred Nov. 11, 191 1, in Indianapolis, of inanition, in the 81st 
year of his age. He was buried in the Crown Hill Cemetery 
of Indianapolis. He published several pamphlets. 

He was married Dec. 18, 1856, in Rushville, Ind., to Sophia 



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Stevens Pugh, who with two sons and three daughters sur- 
vives him. 



JOHN NEWTON YOUNG, 
Son of Arthur Galbraith and Elizabeth Sharp (McChesney) 
Young, was born June 12, 1828, in Hawkins County, Tenn. 
He made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian 
church of Lexington, Mo., at the age of thirteen. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in the common schools of Lex- 
ington and in private study, and he graduated from Jefferson 
College, Pa. in 1852. He took the first year of his theological 
course, 1852-53, in the New Albany Theological Seminary 
and entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1853, remained one 
year. He completed his course in the Danville Theological 
Seminary, from which he graduated in 1855. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Transylvania, Oct. 7, 1854, and ordained 
an evangelist by the Presbytery of Upper Missouri, Nov. 16, 
1856. He was stated supply of the church at Albany, Mo., 
1856-66; of the church at Union, Mo., 1858-66; engaged in 
teaching in Albany, Mo., 1860-61 ; was enrolling officer for the 
army of the union, in 1861 ; was a member of the senate of the 
state of Missouri, 1865-67 ; was stated supply of the church at 
Fillmore, 1866-71 ; stated supply of the church at Salem, Neb., 
1873-74; was pastor of the churches at Clinton and Marion, 
Kan., 1875-78; stated supply of the church at Neosho, Mo., 
1880-81 ; stated supply of the churches at Altamont, Mound 
Valley and Ripon, Kan., 1882-84; stated supply of the churches 
at Elk City, Spring Dale and Mount Hope, Kan., 1884-85; 
stated supply of the church at Graham, Mo., in 1888; stated 
supply of the church at Mizpah, Mo., 1889-90 and labored as 
an evangelist in Mound City, Mo., 1891-95. After this he 
resided in Springfield, Mo., from 1905 until 1907, and then in 
Eureka Springs, Ark., until his death, which occurred Jan. 
10, 1912, in Eureka Springs, of paralysis, in the 84th year of 
his age. He was buried at Eureka Springs, Ark. 



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He was married Sept. 9, 1856, in Lafayette County, Mo., 
to Jane Patterson, who died July 5, 1910. Two sons and three 
daughters survive him. One of his sons is the Rev. Arthur 
T. Young, of the class of '94 of the Seminary. 



JOSEPH FOWLER JENNISON, 

Son of William and Marie Antoinette (Fowler) Jennison, 
was born Aug. 13, 1830, in Baton Rouge, La. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Second Presbyterian 
Church of Princeton, N. J., at the age of twenty-one. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in McEwansville, Pa., under the 
Rev. Samuel S. Sheddan, D.D., and at Danville, Pa. under 
the Rev. Winfield S. Parsons, and he graduated from Prince- 
ton University in 1852. During the next year he studied civil 
engineering at Harvard University. Entering the Seminary 
at Princeton in 1853, he took the full three years' course there, 
graduating in 1856, and then remained as a graduate student 
until the Spring of 1857. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Elizabethtown, May 19, 1856, and ordained by the Pres- 
bytery of Philadelphia, Nov. 4, 1857. He was pastor of the 
church at Phoenixville, Pa., from Nov. 4, 1857, to July 25, 
1859; stated supply of the church at Vincennes, Ind., 
1859-61 ; pastor of the church at Pontiac, Mich., from Nov. 
20, 1861, to Aug. 10, 1864, and served as chaplain in the 203d 
Pennsylvania Volunteers from 1864 to 1865. At the close of 
the war he returned to the pastorate and was pastor of the 
church at Holmesburg, Pa., from Nov. 14, 1866, to Oct. 6, 
1869; stated supply of the Congregational church at Canton, 
Mass., 1871-73; engaged in missionary work at Frank- 
ford, Pa., 1875-76; was stated supply of the Lafayette 
Square Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, Md. 1878-79; 
engaged in missionary work which resulted in the founding 
of the Paradise Church of Catonsville, Md., in 1879, an ^ was 



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pastor of this church from June 12, 1881, to June 25, 1905, 
when he was made pastor emeritus. After this he resided in 
Baltimore, Md. until his death, which occurred there June 
23, 191 1, of the infirmities of age, in his 81st year. He was 
buried in the London Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Md. He 
was at one time moderator of the Presbytery of Baltimore, 
was several times a commissioner to the General Assembly, 
and was chaplain of the Maryland Hospital for the Insane. 
He visited the Holy Land, Constantinople and Athens in 1905. 
He published in 1891 "Deaconesses in the Primitive and 
Later Church" and in 1907 "The Superintendency in the Early 
Scotch Church". 

He was married June 16, 1868, in Holmesburg, Pa., to 
Elizabeth Josephine Renton, who with one son and three 
daughters survives him. 



DANIEL McGILVARY, D.D., LL.D., 
Son of Malcolm and Catharine (Mclver) McGilvary, was 
born May 16, 1828, in Monroe County, N. C. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Buffalo Presbyterian 
Church of Moore County, at the age of fourteen. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in the Bingham School, then 
at Oaks, now at Asheville, N. C, and at the Phillips Academy 
of the South. He did not go to college but studied privately. 
He taught four years in the Pittsborough Academy, N. C, and 
was a ruling elder in Pittsborough Church for nearly four 
years. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1853, taking 
the full three years' course there and graduated in 1856. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Orange (O.S.) June 9, 
1856, and ordained as an evangelist by the same Presbytery 
Dec. 13, 1857, having devoted himself to the work of foreign 
missions. His whole life was spent as a missionary in Siam. 
He labored in Bangkok, Siam, from June 1858 to June 1861 ; 
in Petchaburi, Siam, from June 1861 to January 1867 and then 



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at Chieng Mai, from April 1867 until his death, which oc- 
curred Aug. 22, 191 1, at Cheing Mai, of an intestinal trouble, 
accompanied by a slight stroke of apoplexy, in the 84th year 
of his age. He was buried in Chieng Mai, Siam. He received 
the degree of D.D. from the University of North Carolina in 
1880, and the degree of LL.D. from Davidson College in 1906. 
Dr. McGilvary was the apostle to the Laos and practically 
everyone of the stations of the mission in that country were 
opened by him and the people looked upon him as their father, 
guide and teacher. The many churches, schools and hospitals 
which now mark the work of the Laos mission are due in no 
small degree to his labors. He translated Ezekiel and Jonah 
from the Hebrew to the Siamese and in connection with his 
wife the three Epistles of John and the Epistle of Jude from 
Greek into Siamese and also the Gospel of Matthew from 
Greek into Laos. He was a commissioner to the General As- 
sembly in 1894. 

He was married Dec. 6, i860, in Bangkok, Siam, to Sophia 
Royce Bradley, who with two sons and three daughters sur- 
vives him. 



JONATHAN WILSON, D.D., 
Son of Samuel and Susannah (Thorns) Wilson, was born 
March 24, 1830, in Beaver County, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, 
Pa., at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued at home, under the Rev. Samuel Hair and the Rev. John 
W. Hazlett and at the Hookstown Academy, Pa., and he grad- 
uated from Jefferson College in 1851. He spent the next two 
years as an assistant teacher in the Blair Hall, Faggs Manor, 
Pa. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1853, he took the 
full three years' course there, graduating in 1856. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Beaver (now Shenango) June 
26, 1856, and ordained an evangelist by the same Presby- 



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tery Sept. 9, 1856. From November 1856 to July 1857, he 
was a missionary teacher in the Spencer Academy, Choctaw 
Nation Reservation. Having decided to become a foreign 
missionary he went to Siam and was a missionary at Bang- 
kok, from 1858 to 1865. He spent the following year in the 
United States. Returning to Siam he labored from 1866 to 
1867 in Bangkok. He then went to Chieng Mai, Laos, which 
he made the centre of his missionary work from 1868 to 1876. 
The year following was spent in the United States. From 1878 
to 1886 he labored in Bangkok. He then went again to 
Chieng Mai where he labored among the Laos for a time. 
He transferred his work to Lampang, Laos, in 1889, remain- 
ing there until 1891, and after that he labored in Lakawn, 
Laos, until his death, which occurred June 3, 191 1, in Lakawn, 
of cancer, in the 82nd year of his age. He was buried in the 
native Christian burying ground at Lakawn, Laos. He re- 
ceived the degree of D.D. from Washington and Jefferson 
College in 1898. Dr. Wilson published the Psalms, translated 
from Hebrew into Laos in 1894; Genesis in 1898, and Isaiah in 
1906. From 1892 to 1902 he wrote over 800 hymns in the 
Laos language. He published in 1895 a small book containing 
200 hymns. In 1902 he published a Laos tune book and a new 
edition of the Laos hymnal. 

He was twice married: (1) Aug. 6, 1857, in Sidney, O., to 
Maria Wilkin, who died July 10, i860; (2) Sept. 4, 1865, in 
McKeesport, Pa., to Kate McClure, who died March 5, 1885. 
One son and two daughters by his second wife survive him. 



GEORGE ROLLICK, 

Son of James and Elena (Kinkley) Roddick, was born Jan. 31, 
1833, at Caribou, Pictou County, N. S., Can. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
West River, N. S.', at the age of nineteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the West River Grammar School, 



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and he graduated from the West River Seminary, Nova Scotia, 
in 1850. He then spent three years in the West River Theo- 
logical Seminary. He engaged in teaching in the Grammar 
School of Merigomish, N. S., from May 1855 to September 
1856. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the latter year, 
he remained one year. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Pictou, N. S., May 5, 1857 and ordained by the same 
Presbytery May 11, 1858, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the West River Church, Durham, N. S., from which 
he was released Dec. 31, 1878. After this he engaged in mis- 
sionary work in Brandon and surrounding districts, Manitoba, 
Can., from 1879 to 1905. During this time he had no settled 
charge, but became a farmer, preaching as opportunity offered. 
Returning to the East he resided in Pictou, Can., for four years 
prior to his death, which occurred Feb. 17, 1910, in Pictou, 
of heart disease and paralysis, soon after the completion of 
his 77th year. He was buried at Brandon Hills, Manitoba, 
Can. 

He was twice married: (1) Dec. 28, 1859, in West River, 
N. S., to Elizabeth Roddick, who died April 13, 1895; (2) 
December 1905, in Pictou, N. S., to Mrs. Margaret Stewart 
Logan, who with four sons and three daughters by his first 
wife survives him. 



JAMES ROBINSON SCOTT, 

Son of Archibald and Ann (Robinson) Scott, was born March 
3, 1832, in Shelby County, Ky. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church at Olivet, Ky., at the 
age of ten. His preparatory studies were pursued in Shelby- 
ville, Ky., in a private school taught by Samuel Namacks, and 
he graduated from Centre College, Ky., in 1853. He spent the 
next year in teaching in a private school in Shelby County, 
Ky. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1854, remain- 
ing one year. His health did not permit his entering upon the 



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work of the ministry. He became a farmer residing in Shelby- 
County, Ky., from 1855 to 1857, and in Champaign, 111., from 
1857 until his death, which occurred Nov. 23, 191 1, in Cham- 
paign, 111., of paralysis, in the 80th year of his age. He was 
buried at Champaign. He was a member of the Illinois State 
Board of Agriculture for twenty years and its president for 
four years, and was a trustee of the Illinois State University 
for six years. He was mayor of Champaign, 111. for two years. 
He was twice married: (1) Dec. 28, i860, in Shelby 
County, Ky., to Lizzie Ann King, who died Sept. 8, 1875; 
(2) Dec. 15, 1881, in Champaign, 111., to Lou Emma King, who 
with four sons and one daughter by his first wife and one 
son and one daughter by his second survives him. 



NATHANIEL McCONAUGHY, 
Son of Robert and Rebecca (Xesbit) McConaughy, was born 
Oct. 11, 1825, near Blairville, Pa. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Xew Salem, 
Pa., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Blairsville Academy, Pa., and in the Twinsburg 
Institute, O., and he graduated from the Western Reserve 
College (now Adelbert College) in 1852. After his gradu- 
ation he studied and practiced civil engineering for two years, 
and then taught for a year and a half in Winchester, Tenn. 
He took the first two years of his theological course in Union 
Theological Seminary, Xew York. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1857 he completed his course and graduated in 
1858. He was licensed by the Presbytery of X T ew Brunswick, 
April 14, 1858, and ordained by the Presbytery of West Jersey, 
June 12. i860. He supplied the church at Milleville, X T . J., 
from August 1858 until installed its pastor at the time of his 
ordination, and was released from this charge June 19, 1866. 
He then supplied the church at Swedesboro, N. J., from June 
1866 to August 1868, and the church at Elwood, N. J., from 



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August 1868 to May 1872. At this time ill health compelled 
him to abandon the work of the ministry. He took up again 
the work of civil engineering, residing in Somerville, N. J., 
from 1872 to 1899, and thereafter in New York City. He died 
Dec. 4, 191 1, in New York, in the 87th year of his age. He 
was buried at Somerville, N. J. He was chief engineer of the 
N. Y. and Phila. R.R. Co., 1873-74; of the People's Freight 
R.R. Co., 1874-77; of the Pittsburgh Southern R.R. Co., 1879- 
80; of a new line from New York to Pittsburgh, surveyed 
in 1881, and was engineer of the Department of Public Works 
of New York City from 1883 until his death. His health had 
been seriously disabled by a series of recurrent attacks of 
scarlet fever when he was a little over forty-five years of age. 
He was married June 14, 1858, in New York City, to Julia 
Eliza Loomis, who died Aug. 29, 1885. Two sons and two 
daughters survive him. 



CALVIN WILFRED STEWART, D.D., 

Son of William and Mary (Cross) Stewart, was born July 4, 
1830, in Lower Chanceford, Pa. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the College Church at Canonsburgh, Pa., 
at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Chanceford Academy, Pa., and he graduated from 
Jefferson College in 1854. He was principal of the High 
School at Columbia, Pa., during the following year. Enter- 
ing the Seminary at Princeton in 1855, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1858. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Donegal, in April 1857 and ordained by the 
same Presbytery June 24, 1858, being at the same time in- 
stalled pastor of Union Church of Coleraine, Pa., from which 
he was released in October 1890. From 1891 to 1898 he was 
president of Whitworth College, Tacoma, Wash., and from 
1893 to 1897 he supplied the church at Kent, Wash. After 
resigning from the presidency of Whitworth College he be- 



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came its financial secretary from 1898 to 1902. He continued 
his residence in Tacoma, Wash, from this time until his death, 
which occurred Oct. 24, 191 1, of acute indigestion, in Tacoma, 
in the 82nd year of his age. He was buried in Tacoma. He 
received the degree of D.D. from Washington and Jefferson 
College in 1877. He was moderator of the Synod of Philadel- 
phia in 1869 and of the Synod of Pennsylvania in 1886. He 
was trustee of Lincoln University, from 1874 to 1891, and was 
a charter trustee of the York Collegiate Institute, resign- 
ing in 1890. He was nine times commissioner to the General 
Assembly from the Presbytery of Westminster, and once from 
the Presbytery of Puget Sound and once from the Presby- 
tery of Olympia. He was a delegate to the Pan-Presbyterian 
Council at Edinburgh in 1877. 

He was married Dec. 1, 1859, in Slateville, Pa., to Sarah 
J. E. Crawford, who with four sons and two daughters sur- 
vives him. 



JAMES BAILIE ADAMS, 

Son of John Thompson and Rebecca (Bailie) Adams, was 
born Oct. 25, 1832, in Boston, Mass. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Hanover, 
Ind., at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the preparatory department of Hanover College, 
and he graduated from that institution in 1856. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took 
the full three years' course there, graduating in 1859. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Madison (O. S.) May 2"j, 
1858. Before his ordination he supplied the following 
churches: Lancaster and Dupont, Ind., from September 1859 
to September i860; May's Landing and Tuckahoe, N. J., from 
October i860 to October 1862; Hubbard, Liberty and Brook- 
field, O., from June 1863 to June 1864. He was ordained by 
the Presbytery of Albany Oct. 25, 1865, being at the same time 



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installed pastor of the church at Guilderland, N. Y., which he 
had been supplying since January of the same year. He was 
released from this charge Sept. 30, 1868. He was then pastor 
of the Second Church, Amwell, N. J., from October 1868 until 
February 1873, and of the Georgetown and Cool Spring 
Churches, Del., from April 1873 until March 1880. After this 
he supplied the churches of Portland and Upper Mt. Bethel, 
Pa., from March 1880 to March 1886; the churches of Atco 
and Waterford, N. J., from November 1886 to October 1889; 
the church of Tamaqua, Pa., as pastor elect, from 1889 to 
1890; the Crisp Memorial Church of Brooklyn, Md., from 
October 1890 to October 1892, and the church at Elwood, 
N. J., from January 1893 to December 1900. At this time 
his advancing years compelled him to give up active pastoral 
work. He was honorably retired in October 1902, and con- 
tinued his residence in Elwood until his death there, Nov. 12, 
191 1, of old age, in his 80th year. He was buried in King- 
ston, N. J. 

He was married Feb. 27, 1861, in Mapleton, N. J., to 
Margaret M. Blackwell, who died Dec. 26, 1907. One daughter 
survives him. 



PHILIP SCOTT CAFFBEY, 
Son of Edward and Lois (Crocker) Caffrey, was born July 
20, 1830, in Bethel, N. Y. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Morristown, N. 
J., at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Morris Boarding School and in the Wesleyan 
School of Newark, N. J., and he graduated from Princeton 
University in 1854. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
the fall of the same year, remaining one year and then en- 
gaged in teaching for a year in the Presbyterial Academy of 
Metuchen, N. J. He returned to the Seminary in 1857 to 
complete his theological course, and graduated in 1859. He 



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was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick April 14, 
1858 and ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of Oregon 
Sept. 8, i860. He was stated supply of the First Church of 
Portland, Ore., from May 1861 to January 1867. After this 
he was obliged to give up the work of the ministry on account 
of his health. He engaged in farming with his residence at 
Partlow, Va., from 1868 until his death, which occurred Oct. 
11, 1900, near Partlow, of blood poisoning, in the 71st year 
of his age. He was buried near Partlow. 

He was married May 14, 1855, in Princeton, N. J., to 
Sarah Baker, who died Nov. 25, 1903. Four sons and four 
daughters survived him. 



ROBERT MAYNE PATTERSON, D.D., LL.D., 

Son of John and Margaret (Mayne) Patterson, was born July 
17, 1832, in Philadelphia, Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Ninth St. Presbyterian Church of Phila- 
delphia, at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the public schools of Philadelphia, and he 
graduated with first honors from the Central High School of 
Philadelphia in 1849. While in the High School he studied 
stenography, which he afterwards practiced with much suc- 
cess. For five years he was official reporter for the United 
States Senate, 1850-1855. He studied law for a considerable 
time in the office of Isaac Hazlehurst of Philadelphia. Upon 
deciding to enter the ministry, he entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1856, taking the full three years' course there, and 
graduating in 1859. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Philadelphia July 7, 1858, and ordained by the same Presbytery 
Aug. 25, 1859, being at the same time installed pastor of the 
Great Valley Church, Pa., from which he was released June 
24, 1867. He was pastor of the South Church, Philadelphia, 
from Oct. 31, 1867 to Jan. 3, 1881. From 1881 to 1892 he 
was editor of the Presbyterian Journal of Philadelphia. In 



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1882 he began serving the Great Valley Church the second 
time as pastor elect and was installed its pastor June 18, 1885. 
This relation continued until Sept. 25, 1906 when he retired 
from the active labor and was made pastor emeritus. He re- 
sided in Malvern, Pa. after this until his death, which oc- 
curred April 5, 191 1, in the Presbyterian Hospital, Philadel- 
phia, of arterial sclerosis, in the 79th year of his age. He was 
buried in the Great Valley Church Cemetery. He received the 
degree of D.D. from Princeton University in 1879 and that of 
LL.D. from Lafayette College in 1887. Dr. Patterson was a 
commissioner to ten General Assemblies. He was a member 
of the conference in London in 1875 which formed "The Al- 
liance of the Presbyterian Churches of the World", in which 
he later took a prominent part. He was delegate of the Gen- 
eral Assembly to the Presbyterian Council in Belfast in 1884, 
and was moderator of the Synod of Pennsylvania in 1890. He 
was also president of his Seminary class. Dr. Patterson was 
a prolific writer. He edited the proceedings of the Second 
General Council of the Presbyterian Alliance in 1880 in con- 
junction with the Rev. John P. Dales. He published a num- 
ber of volumes among them being: "Paradise, or the State 
and Place of Saved Souls between Death and the Resurrec- 
tion" ; "Visions of Heaven for the Life on Earth" ; "Elijah the 
favored Man"; "History of the Great Valley Church", and 
"American Presbyterianism", besides sermons and addresses. 
He was also a frequent writer for the magazines and reviews. 
He was married twice: (1) May 30, 1861, in Milroy, Pa., 
to Margaret Baxter Maclay Nourse, who died Dec. 16, 1862; 
(2) May 9, 1867, in Philadelphia, to Rebecca Thomas Malin, 
who died in 1906. 



JOHN McMURRAY, 
Son of' John and Elisabeth (Kerfoot) McMurray, was born 
Feb. 24, 1829, in New Concord, O. He made a public con- 



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fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Norwich, 
C, at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the common schools of New Concord, O., and he 
graduated from Hanover College in 1857. Entering the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the 
full three years' course, graduating in i860. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 18, i860, and 
ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of Brazos, April 5, 
1861. He was stated supply at Chapell Hill, Tex., from De- 
cember i860 to December 1861 ; stated supply at San Antonio, 
Tex., 1862-63 ; stated supply and teacher at Columbus, Tex., 
1864-65 ; teacher of the Mt. City Seminary and stated supply 
at Lockhart, Tex., from January to December 1868; stated 
supply and principal of a school at Georgetown, Tex., 1867- 
75; principal of the Parson's Female Seminary, 1876-78; 
stated supply at Taylor, Tex., 1879-82, and principal of the 
Taylor Academy, 1879-86; stated supply at Springtown, Tex. 
in 1887; stated supply at Baird and Windham, Tex., 1888-89; 
stated supply of the Cisco, Breckinridge and Clear Fork 
churches, Tex., 1890-91. He resided in Cisco, Tex., from 1889 
to 1910, and after that in Georgetown, Tex., until his death, 
which occurred Jan. 25, 1912, in Georgetown, of Bright's 
disease, in the 83rd year of his age. He was buried at Tay- 
lor, Tex. He was one of three ministers who organized the 
Presbytery of Austin from which has grown the Synod of 
Texas. He was at one time stated clerk of the Presbytery of 
Austin, and of the Presbytery of Trinity. He was a commis- 
sioner to the General Assembly at Detroit in 1891. 

He was married July 3, 1867, in Georgetown, Tex., to 
Elisabeth Clamp, who died June 17, 1880. Two sons and one 
daughter survive him. 



DAVID HENEY MITCHELL, 
Son of Armstrong and Jane (McGaughey) Mitchell, was bom 



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March 16, 1832, in Hoboken, N. J. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Congregational church at Platts- 
ville, Wis., at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Plattsville Academy, and he graduated 
from Princeton University in 1857. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in i860. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Nassau, Oct. 13, 1858 and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Cedar Rapids, Nov. 21, i860, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the church at Cedar Rapids, la., from 
which he was released Sept. 11, 1862. He then served as 
chaplain in the United States Army for three years. He was 
stated supply of the church at Kirkwood, Mo., from January 
1866 to January 1867; pastor of the church at Oskaloosa, la., 
from November 1867 to April 1870, and stated supply at 
Georgetown, Col., from November 1870 to April 1874. After 
this he resided in Georgetown from 1875 to 1878, in Burling- 
ton, la., from 1879 to 1881, in Jacksonville, 111., from 1882 to 
1886 and in Chicago from 1887 until shortly before his death, 
which occurred June 2, 1910, in Denver, Col., in the 78th year 
of his age. He had been engaged in business during the later 
years of his life. 

He was married May 10, i860, in St. Louis, Mo., to Agnes 
Elvira Covell. Two daughters survive him. 



NEWELL SAMUEL LOWRIE, 

Son of Samuel Woods and Helen (Cole) Lowrie, was born 
Jan. 27, 1832, in Montour County, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Canons- 
burg, Pa., at the age of twenty-six. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the McEwensville Academy, under the Rev. 
Dr. S. S. Sheddan, and later under Prof. Low Rynearson, and 
he graduated from Jefferson College in 1858. He took the 



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first two years of his theological course in the Western Theo- 
logical Seminary, entering the Seminary at Princeton in i860, 
where he completed his course, graduating in 1861. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Saltsburg, April 25, i860, and 
ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of Erie, Oct. 22, 
1862. He supplied the church at Conneautville, Pa., from 
April 1861 until installed its pastor at the time of his ordina- 
tion, and was released from this charge June 23, 1868. He 
was pastor of the church at Gorham, N. Y., from July 1, 
1868 to June 10. 1886; stated supply of the Congregational 
church at Reeds Corners, N. Y., from 1868 to 1879. After 
this he engaged in home missionary work in Holt County, 
Xeb., for several years. His last active work was as stated 
supply of the Presbyterian church of O'Xeill and as stated 
supply of other churches in Nebraska, from 1887 to 1900. 
At this time he was honorably retired and resided in Lincoln, 
Xeb., until his death, which occurred Jan. 27, 1912, in Lin- 
coln, of cerebral hemorrhage, exactly upon the completion of 
his 80th year. He was buried in the Wyuka Cemetery at 
Lincoln, Xeb. He was commissioner to the General Assembly 
in 1867, 1871, 1881, and 1891, and was moderator of the 
Synod of Nebraska in 1896. He published war sermons dur- 
ing the Civil War. 

He was married Aug. 22, 1861, in Geneva, N T . Y., to Mary 
Lucetta Page, who with three sons and four daughters sur- 
vives him. 



SAMU2L B TAGGART, 
Son of John and Jane Mary (McCool) Taggart, was born 
March 31. 1833, in Canonsburg, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Old Side Convenanter Church at 
Miller's Run, Pa., at the age of fifteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the preparatory department of Jeffer- 
son College from which he graduated in 1856. He then spent 



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two years in the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary 
at Allegheny, Pa. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 
1858, he completed his course there, graduating in 1861. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 18, 
i860 and ordained by the Presbytery of Vincennes, Sept. 14, 
1862, being at the same time installed pastor of the church at 
Sullivan, Ind., from which he was released in 1864. He was 
stated supply of the church at Carlisle, Ind. during the re- 
mainder of 1864; pastor of the church of Kansas, 111., 1865- 
69; pastor of the church at Brazil, Ind., 1870-73 ; stated supply 
of the church at El Paso, 111., 1873-74; stated supply of the 
First Church of Bloomington, 111., 1875-77; stated supply of 
the church at Upper Alton, 111., 1879-84; stated supply of the 
church at New Hagerstown, O. in 1885, and stated supply of 
the church at Uhrichsville, O., 1886-88. From this time he 
resided at Upper Alton, 111., until his death, which occurred 
March 21, 191 1, in Upper Alton, of schlerosis, in the 78th year 
of his age. He was buried at Upper Alton. 

He was married Feb. 18, 1863, in Sullivan, Ind., to Frances 
Rockwell, who with two sons and three daughters survives 
him. 



FRANCIS MAEION WOOD, 
Son of Richard and Bathsheba (Clark) Wood, was born June 
23, 1834, in Fairton, N. J. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Presbyterian church of Galveston, Tex., at the 
age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued pri- 
vately under the Rev. N. C. Burt, in Springfield, O., in the 
Presbyterial Academy of Newton, N. J., and in the Presby- 
terial Institute of Philadelphia, Pa., and he graduated from 
Princeton University in 1858. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in the same year, he took the full three years' course 
there, graduating in 1861. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Miami, April 11, i860, and ordained by the same Presbytery, 



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Aug. 22, 1862. He supplied the Broadway Church of Cincin- 
nati, O., from July to October 1861, and the Bethel Church 
of Toledo, O., from October 1861 to May 1862. He was 
pastor of the church at New Jersey, O., from Aug. 22, 1862, 
to Nov. 2, 1869, and served the church at Clifton, O. as pastor 
elect from April 1870 to April 1871. He was pastor at Mar- 
shall, Mich., from April 27, 1871 to May 7, 1876; stated sup- 
ply of the Howard Street Church, San Francisco, Cal., from 
June to September 1876; served the church of Oxford, O., 
as pastor elect from November 1876 to November 1879; was 
stated supply of the church at Xenia, O., from September 
1880 to April 1883 ; was stated supply of the churches at La 
Moure and Grand Rapids, N. D., from April 1883 to April 
1884; labored as presbyterial missionary in North Dakota, 
from April 1884 to October 1885 and as synodical missionary 
in North Dakota, 1885-97, and was stated supply and assistant 
superintendent of the Mission Institute of Wellington, South 
Africa, from 1897 to 1904, at which time he was honorably 
retired from active labor. He resided at Des Moines, la., 
from 1904 to 1909, and in Wooster, O., from 1909 until his 
death, which occurred April 11, 191 1, in Wooster, of arterial 
sclerosis, in the 77th year of his age. He was buried at 
Carlisle, O. He published a number of sermons and the 
Presbyterian Magazine from 1853 to 1854. He served in the 
Christian Commission during six weeks of the Civil War. He 
was moderator of several Presbyteries and one Synod. 

He was married Sept. 8, 1862, in Carlisle Station, (now 
Carlisle) O., to Martha Jane Van Tuyl, who with two sons 
and three daughters survives him. One of his sons is the 
Rev. Clinton T. Wood, of the class of '97 of the Seminary. 



JAMES McKINNEY ALEXANDER 
Son of the Rev. William Patterson and Mary Ann (McKin- 
ney) Alexander, was born Jan. 29, 1835, in Waioli, Kanai, 



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Hawaiian Is. He made a public confession of his faith in 
the missionary church at Honolulu, at the age of fourteen. 
His preparatory studies were pursued in the Punahou School 
(now Oahu College) on the Island of Oahu, under the tuition 
of the Rev. Daniel Dole, and he graduated from Williams Col- 
lege in 1858, being a Phi Beta Kappa honor man. For the next 
year he engaged in teaching as Principal of Spencertown 
Academy, N. Y. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
1859, remaining only a few weeks. He took the remainder 
of the first year of his Seminary course in Union Theological 
Seminary, New York. He was licensed in 1862 by the Pres- 
bytery of Maui and Molokai, Hawaiian Is., and preached for 
one year to the foreigners at Wailuku. He was ordained an 
evangelist by the Presbytery of San Jose, June II, 1865. In 
1864 he began preaching at San Leandro, Cal., and organized 
a church there which he served as stated supply until 1869, 
when he resigned on account of ill health. He supplied the 
churches at Centreville and Alvarado, Cal., from 1870 to 
1872. Returning to Hawaii he engaged in missionary work 
at Makaowao, Maui, from 1872 to 1874. He then spent sev- 
eral years in work among the natives and Chinese, organizing 
a Hawaiian church at Paia, Maui, and a Chinese church at 
the same place. In 1876 he went back to California and took 
up his residence in Oakland, preaching occasionally as his 
health permitted. He died April 11, 191 1, in Oakland, of acute 
indigestion, in the 77th year of his age. He was buried at Oak- 
land. He was secretary of the Hawaiian Evangelical Associa- 
tion for the Island of Maui, from 1879 to 1880. He published 
"Mission Life in Hawaii, a Memoir of the Rev. William P. 
Alexander" in 1888 and "Islands of the Pacific" in 1895. 

He was married Jan. 15, 1867, in East Oakland, Cal., to 
Mary Elizabeth Webster, who with two sons and two daugh- 
ters survives him, 



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GEORGE ROSS PIERCE, 
Son of Justin Moulton and Mary (Trowbridge) Pierce, was 
born Jan. 16, 1838, in Homer, N. Y. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Baptist church of Homer, at the 
age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Cortland Academy of Homer, and he graduated from Madison 
University (now Colgate) in 1859. He then spent two years 
in the Hamilton Theological Seminary, from which he gradu- 
ated in 1861. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in the 
fall of this year, remaining only a short time. He was li- 
censed by the Baptist church of Homer, N. Y., in 1857, and 
ordained by a council of Baptist churches in Mexico, N. Y., 
in the early spring of 1864. He supplied the Baptist church 
of Mexico, N. Y. from October 1863 until installed its pastor 
in April 1864 and was released from this charge in 1865. He 
was pastor of the Baptist church at Fulton, N. Y., 1865-68; 
of the Baptist church at Newark, N. Y., 1868-71; of the 
Baptist church at Oneida, N. Y., 1872-79, and of the Baptist 
church at Evanston, 111., 1879-84. He was pastor of the 
Presbyterian church of Terre Haute, Ind., from September 
1884 to January 1892. After this he resided at South Evan- 
ston, 111., for two years. His last pastoral charge was that of 
the Presbyterian church of Belvidere, 111., from 1894 to 1902. 
He continued to reside in Belvidere, from this time until his 
death, which occurred Sept. 25, 191 1, while on a visit in Buf- 
falo, N. Y., of aneurism of the abdominal aorta, in the 74th 
year of his age. He was buried at Fulton, N. Y. He was a 
commissioner to the General Assembly in 1892. 

He was married Oct. 29, 1869, in Fulton, N. Y., to Sarah 
Elizabeth Cummings, who survives him. 



CHARLES WILLIAM REMINGTON 
Son of the Rev. James and Caroline (Evans) Remington, was 
born Dec. 3, 1836, in Alden, N. Y. He made a public con- 



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fession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Co- 
lumbus, O., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Columbus, Ohio, High School, and he 
graduated from Princeton University in 1862. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton the same year, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1865. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Buffalo City (O.S.) May 5, 1865, and or- 
dained by the same Presbytery June 27, 1866. He was stated 
supply of the church at Bethany, N. Y., from July 1865 until 
his ordination when he was installed its pastor. This relation 
was dissolved June 24, 1868. He was stated supply at Corfu, 
N. Y., from August 1868 to July 1873, and at North Bergen, 
N. Y., 1874-83. During the next three years he engaged in 
missionary work in North Dakota. After this he served as 
stated supply of the church at Williamson, N. Y., 1886-87; the 
church at Wilson, N. Y., 1887-90, and the church at Ellicott- 
ville, N. Y., 1890-1902, when he gave up the active work of the 
ministry. He resided in Buffalo, N. Y., from this time until 
his death, which occurred June 9, 1908, in Buffalo, of heart 
disease, in the 72nd year of his age. He was buried at Alden, 
N. Y. He was unmarried. 



GEORGE HUTCHINSON SM?TH, D.D., 
Son of Hugh and Jean (Barbour) Smyth, was born March 20, 
1839, m Killydonelly, County Antrim, Ire. He came to Ameri- 
ca in the summer of 1857. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Reformed Presbyterian church on Broad St., 
Philadelphia, at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in Ireland, under Rev. John G. McVicker and in 
Media, Pa., under the Rev. Samuel Gayley & Son, and he 
graduated from New York University in 1862. He spent 
the sophomore year of his college course in Queens College, 
Belfast. He took the first year of his theological course in 
the Western Theological Seminary and entered the Seminary 
at Princeton in 1863, taking the course for his second and 



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third years in one year, but without graduating. He was 
licensed and ordained by the Presbytery of the District of 
Columbia, Oct. 16, 1864, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the Sixth Church, Washington, D. C, from which 
he was released June 7, 1869. He was pastor of the West 
Church, Wilmington, Del., from Sept. 30, 1869 to Sept. 29, 
1872. He was chaplain of the House of Refuge on Randall's 
Island, New York City, from February 1873 to October 1881. 
He was then pastor of the Reformed Dutch church at Harlem, 
N. Y., 1881-91, and stated supply of the Memorial Church at 
St. Augustine, Fla., from January to June 1893. He resided 
in East Orange, N. J., from 1891 to 1906, and in Holyoke, 
Mass., from 1906 until his death, which occurred May 4, 191 1, 
in Holyoke, of diabetes, in the 73rd year of his age. He was 
buried in Manchester, Vt. He received the degree of D.D. 
from Geneva College in 1889. Dr. Smyth was twice a com- 
missioner to the General Assembly and once a commissioner to 
the General Synod of the Reformed Church. He was a mem- 
ber of the Historical Society of Delaware, of the Institute of 
Christian Philosophy of New York, of the Museum of Art of 
New York, and of the Genealogical Society of New York. 
He published "Little Bessie" in 1880, the "Life of Henry B. 
Plant", besides many articles and sermons in the papers and 
magazines. During three months in 1862 he was agent for 
the American Sunday School Union, and was chaplain of the 
United States Hospital at Washington without pay for a year 
and a half by a special appointment of the Secretary of War. 
Before coming to America he engaged in teaching for several 
years in County Antrim, Dublin and Belfast. 

He was twice married: (1) Feb. 14, 1865, in Washing- 
ton, D. C, to Josepha Franklin Goodrich, who died Sept. 1, 
1871 ; (2) Oct. 6, 1875, in New York City, to Letitia Kennedy, 
who died April 9, 191 1. One son and two daughters by his 
first wife, and one son and two daughters by his second wife 
survive him. 



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FREDERICK HOWARD WINES, LL.D., 

Son of the Rev. Dr. Enoch Cobb and Emma (Stansbury) 
Wines, was born April 9, 1838, in Philadelphia, Pa. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
East Hampton, N. Y., at about the age of twelve. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued under his father and at the 
Academy of East Hampton, and he graduated from Washing- 
ton College in 1857. He remained in Washington, Pa., as a 
tutor in the college the year following his graduation. Enter- 
ing the Seminary at Princeton in 1858, he remained two years 
when his studies were interrupted by trouble with his eyes 
and afterward by enlistment in the army. He returned to the 
Seminary to complete his course in 1864 and graduated in 
1865. He was licensed by the Presbytery of St. Louis, Sept. 
8, i860 and ordained by the Presbytery of Sangamon, Oct. 
29, 1865. He supplied the Calvary Church of Springfield, Mo., 
from i860 to 1861 and was a chaplain in the United States 
Army from 1862 to 1864. At the time of his ordination he 
was installed pastor of the First Church of Springfield, 111., 
and was released from this charge June 14, 1869. He' was 
secretary of the Board of Charities of Illinois with his resi- 
dence at Springfield, from June 1869 to July 1893, and again 
from 1896 to 1910. He resided at Springfield until the spring 
of 1899 and in Washington, D. C, from 1899 to 1909, when he 
returned to Springfield, 111. He was assistant director of the 
United States Census in 1910. He died Jan. 31, 1912, in 
Springfield, 111., of angina pectoris, in the 74th year of his age. 
He was buried at Springfield, 111. He received the degree of 
LL.D. from Knox College, 111., in 1871, and from the Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin in 1893. Dr. Wines was the editor of 
the International Record of Charities and Correction from 
1886 to 1888. He was author of several works on subjects 
relating to charity. He was the Stone lecturer in Princeton 
Seminary in 1894. He published "Children in Paradise", 1865 • 



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"Punishment and Reformation", 1895 ; also "The Liquor Prob- 
lem in its Legislative Aspects", in conjunction with John Koren. 
He was commissioner from Illinois to the International Peni- 
tentiary Congress at Stockholm in 1878. He was president 
of the National Conference of Charities in Louisville, 1883 and 
secretary of the National Prison Association from 1887 to 
1890. He was president of the International Congress of 
Charities, Correction and Philanthropy in Chicago, 1893. He 
was engaged as expert and special agent in the United States 
Census Office for the tenth and eleventh censuses. He was a 
special lecturer in the University of Wisconsin in 1893 and a 
member of various learned societies at home and abroad. 

He was married March 21, 1865, in Norristown, Pa., to 
Mary Frances Hackney, who with one son and two daughters 
survives him. 



EBERLE WILLIS THOMSON, 
Son of William Henry and Eliza Jane (Hopkins) Thomson, 
was born Jan. 25, 1839, in Dacatur County, Ind. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Sand Creek Presbyterian 
Church (now Kingston) Ind., at the age of fourteen. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in the Greensburg Academy, 
Ind., and he graduated from Hanover College, Ind.. in 1863. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same 
year, he took the full three years' course there, graduating in 

1866. He was licensed by the Presbytery of White Water 
May 1, 1865, and ordained by the Presbytery of Iowa, Oct. 1, 

1867. He supplied the church at Sharon, la., from September 
1866 until installed its pastor at the time of his ordination, and 
was released from this charge Sept. 10, 1868. He was stated 
supply of the First Church of Ottumwa, la., from November 
1868 to March 1869, and of the church at Rushville, Ind., from 
May 1869 to May 1874. He was pastor of the church at 
Kirkwood. 111., from Sept. 15, 1874 to Jan. 10, 1887; of the 



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church at Lebanon, Ky., from May i, 1887 to April 2, 1889 
and of the church at Marengo, 111., from May 1, 1889 to July 
1, 1893. He supplied the church at Jamestown, N. D., from 
December 1893 until installed its pastor May 1, 1894, and was 
released from this charge Jan. 1, 1896. He was pastor of the 
church at Ripley, O., from May 1, 1896 to April 9, 1901 ; of 
the church at Upper Sandusky, O., from May 13, 1901 to Dec. 
3, 1903, and stated supply of the church at Bloomingburg, O., 
from the latter time until installed its pastor May 10, 1904, be- 
ing released from this charge in October 1909. After this he 
resided near Brookville, O., until his death, which occurred 
April 16, 191 1, near Brookville, of pericarditis, in the 73rd 
year of his age. He was buried at Greensburg, Ind. He was 
a frequent contributor to the "Herald and Presbyter" and the 
"Interior". 

He was married May 1, 1868, in Spring Hill, Ind., to 
Elizabeth Jane Foster, who with three sons survives him. 



EICHARD PHILIP HART VAIL, D. D., 
Son of David Thomas and Phebe Bloom (Hart) Vail, was 
born Dec. 28, 1843, m Troy, N. Y. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of 
Troy, at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Charlier's French Institute, N. Y., and under the 
Rev. N. H. Griffin, D.D., in Williamstown, Mass., and he 
graduated from Williams College in 1864. Entering the Semi- 
nary at Princeton the same year, he took the full three years' 
course there, graduating in 1867. He was licensed by the Pres- 
bytery of Troy, June 17, 1866, and ordained by the same Pres- 
bytery, Sept. 14, 1869. After his seminary course he spent 
some time in travel in Europe and the Orient. At the time of 
his ordination he was installed pastor of the church at Water- 
ford, N. Y., from which he was released March 31, 1876. His 
only other pastoral charge was that of the church at Stamford, 



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Conn., from May 12, 1876 to April 1, 1902. During the next 
four years he worked with the Federation of Churches in New 
York City. From 1906 to 191 1 he was an agent of the church 
department of the General Acoustic Co. of New York. He 
resided in Williamstown, Mass., after this until his death, which 
occurred Jan. 15, 1912, in Williamstown, of pneumonia, soon 
after the completion of his 68th year. He was buried at Troy, 
N. Y. He published several sermons and engaged in literary 
work while residing in New York. He received the degree of 
D.D. from Williams College in 1884. 

He was married April 6, 1870, in Albany, N. Y., to Mary 
Adams Sanford, who with two daughters survives him. 



SAMUEL ARCHIBALD, 
Son of Matthew and Jane (Grant) Archibald, was born Feb. 
23, 1839, in Musquodoboit, N. S., Can. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of his birth- 
place, at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in Musquodoboit, under Simon Fraser, and he gradu- 
ated from Dalhousie College in 1865. The following year he 
spent in the Presbyterian College of Halifax. Entering Prince- 
ton Seminary in 1866, he took the remaining two years of his 
theological course there, graduating in 1868. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 23, 1868, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Halifax, June 1, 1870, being at 
the same time installed pastor of the church at Shelburne, N. 
S., Can. He was released from this charge Dec. 31, 1872, 
being obliged to give up preaching on account of a throat 
trouble. After this he engaged in some missionary work, and 
then became chief clerk in the Government Education Office at 
Halifax, where he worked from June 1874 to March 1879. 
After this he became a farmer in Manitoba, continuing such 
until 1884. He then resided in Minneapolis, Minn., from 1884 
to 1894. Returning to Halifax in this latter year, he engaged 



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in business there until his death, which occurred Jan. 2, 191 1, 
in Halifax, of pneumonia, in the 72nd year of his age. He 
was buried in the Fairview Cemetery, Halifax. 

He was married May 6, 1879, m Halifax, to Margaret 
Elizabeth Rogers, who with one son and one daughter sur- 
vives him. 



JOHN MENAUL, M.D., 

Son of Matthew and Ann (Allen) Menaul, was born Dec. 27, 
1834, in Tychany, County Tyrone, Ire. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Wap- 
pingers Falls, N. Y., at the age of twenty-three. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued at Wappingers Falls, under the Rev. 
Edwin Bowen, and he graduated from Lafayette College in 
1865. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the 
same year, he remained two years. He then spent a year study- 
ing in the medical department of the University of Pennsyl- 
vania. He was licensed and ordained by the Presbytery of 
North River, Nov. 20, 1868. In December of the same year 
he sailed as a missionary to Corisco, West Africa, where he 
labored until April 1870. Returning to this country in this 
latter year, he went to Fort Wingate, New Mexico where he 
engaged in missionary work among the Navajo Indians, from 
1870 to 1873. He engaged in the same work at Fort De- 
fiance, Ariz., 1874-75; at Laguna, New Mexico, among the 
Laguna Indians, 1876-89, and then at Albuquerque and Las 
Placitas, New Mexico, serving the Mexican churches from 
1890 to 1903. He was honorably retired the following year 
and resided in Hinton, Okla., from that time until his death, 
which occurred Jan. 9, 191 2, in Hinton, of paralysis, soon after 
the completion of his 77th year. He was buried at Hinton. 

He was married three times: (1) in 1868, at Wappingers 
Falls, N. Y., to Harriet Elizabeth McMechan, who died Feb 
17, 1870; (2) Feb. 2, 1 87 1, at Fort Wingate, New Mexico, 



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to Charity Ann Gaston, who died Nov. 19, 1906; (3) Aug. 29, 
1907, at Winfield, Kan., to Floretta Shields, who with two 
daughters survives him. 



ROBERT ENNIS, 
Son of Joseph and Ruth Ann (Norris) Ennis, born June 25, 
1841, in Perth Center, N. Y. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the United Presbyterian church of Florida, N. Y., 
at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Johnstown Academy, N. Y., under the Rev. Peter 
Smeallie, and he graduated from Union College, Schenectady, 
in 1867. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of 
the same year, he took the full three years' course there, 
graduating in 1870. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Albany, June 9, 1869, and supplied the church at Broadalbin, 
N. Y., from June 1870 to February 1871. He was ordained 
by the Presbytery of Westminster, Nov. 16, 1871, being at the 
same time installed pastor of the Pequea Church, South Her- 
mitage, Pa., and was released from this charge June 14, 1875. 
He served the church at Victor, N. Y. as stated supply and 
pastor elect, from December 1875 to September 1877. He was 
pastor of the West End Church, Albany, N. Y., from Nov. 
21, 1878 to Sept. 25, 1883; stated supply of the church at 
Madison, S. D., from Oct. 28, 1883 to May 12, 1886; stated 
supply at Pendleton, Ore., from Aug. 5, 1886 to Sept. 1, 1887; 
stated supply of the churches at Jacksonville and Phoenix, 
Ore., from September 1887 to September 1898; stated supply 
of the Bandon, Coquille City, Myrtle Point and Willowdale 
churches, Ore., from September 1898 to May 1901 ; stated 
supply of the Octoraro, Pleasant Grove and Marion churches, 
Ore., from May 1901 to May 1904, and stated supply of the 
Phoenix and Jacksonville churches, Ore., from May 1904 until 
his death, which occurred April 9, 191 1, in Jacksonville, Ore., 
of heart disease, in the 70th year of his age. He dropped dead 



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on his way to his church service. He was buried in Jackson- 
ville. He published several sermons in local papers on re- 
quest. 

He was married May 10, 1882, in Albany, N. Y., to Etta 
M. Scase, who with two sons and two daughters survives him. 



DAVID HOGE RIDDLE, D. D., 

Son of the Rev. Dr. David Hunter and Elisabeth (Brown) 
Riddle, was born Jan. 27, 1846, in Pittsburgh, Pa. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the College Church at 
Canonsburgh, Pa., at the age of eighteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Jersey City Grammar School, N. 
J., and he graduated from Washington and Jefferson College 
in 1867. He took the first two years of his theological course 
in the Western Theological Seminary, entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1869 for his senior year and graduated in 1870. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Allegheny April 17, 
1869, and ordained by the Presbytery of Washington City 
April 10, 1871, being at the same time installed pastor of the 
Falls Church, Va., from which he was released Oct. 20, 1889. 
He then served the church at Havre de Grace, Md., from 1890 
until installed its pastor May 20, 1892. He was released from 
this charge June 9, 1896. After this he resided as an evange- 
list in Shippensburg, Pa., until 1907 and then in Falls Church, 
Va., until his death, which occurred Dec. 11, 191 1, in Falls 
Church, Va., of Bright's disease, in the 66th year of his age. 
He was buried at Falls Church, Va. He received the degree of 
D.D. from Washington and Jefferson College in 1902. He was 
unmarried. 



JAMES USaUHAST, 
Son of Donald and Jane (Grant) Urquhart, was born May 21, 
1840, in Oxford County, Ont., Canada. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Embro, 



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Ont., at the age of twenty-seven. He was a student for a 
time in Knox College, Toronto. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1870, remaining one year, and then spent a year 
in Auburn Seminary. He engaged in missionary work from 
1872 to 1873, but ill health prevented his continuing in the 
work of the ministry. He resided in London, Ont., from 1875 
until his death, which occurred Jan. 10, 1912, in the Ontario 
Hospital for the Insane, at London, Ont., of senility, in the 
72nd year of his age. He was buried in the Log Church 
Cemetery at West Zorra, Can. He was unmarried. 



DAVID LOVELL MUBEAY, 
Son of Alexander and Janet (Ross) Murray, was born June 
24, 1842, in Oxford County, Can. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith at about the age of twenty-three. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in the Toronto Normal School, 
and he graduated from Knox College, Toronto, in 1868. En- 
tering the Seminary at Princeton in the same year, he re- 
mained two years. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New 
Brunswick, April 22, 1870, his license being revoked Oct. 5, 
1870. He studied in Auburn Theological Seminary from 1871 
to 1872, and was ordained by the Presbytery of Buffalo, May 
14, 1872, being at the same time installed pastor of the church 
at Alden, N. Y., from which he was released in 1876. He 
supplied the church at Saline, Mich., from 1877 to 1878. He 
was suspended by the Presbytery of Detroit, Feb. 19, 1879, and 
reinstated April 28, 1886. He served the church at Rockwood, 
Tenn., from 1888 to 1889. Later he left the ministry and be- 
came a physician with his residence in Croghan, N. Y. He 
died July 23, 1910, in Lowville, N. Y., of organic heart disease, 
in the 69th year of his age. He was buried at Lowville, N. Y. 
He was married in 1868, or 1869, in Spencerville, Can., to 
Agnes Elizabeth Imrie, who with one son and one daughter 
survives him. 



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JAMES HARRIS STEWART. 
Son of James Harris and Jane Abigail (Fuller) Stewart, was 
born Oct. 19, 1845, in Sidney, O. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Lower 
Tuscarora, at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Tuscarora Academy, under J. H. Shumaker, 
Ph.D., and he graduated from Washington and Jefferson Col- 
lege in 1868. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the same 
year, he took the full three years' course, graduating in 1871. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Huntingdon June 15, 
1870 and ordained by the same Presbytery Aug. 15, 1871, be- 
ing at the same time installed pastor of the church at Perrys- 
ville, Pa., from which he was released in October 1877. He 
was pastor of the church at Greencastle, Pa., from October 
1877 to April 1883 and of the church at Brownville, Pa., from 
June 26, 1883 to Sept. 29, 1886. He was stated supply of the 
church at Casselton, N. D., from October 1886 to August 1889 
and pastor of the church at Redlands, Cal., from 1891 to 1896. 
From 1898 to 1900 he labored as presbyterial missionary with 
his residence in Los Angeles, Cal., and supplied the Chinese 
church of Los Angeles, from 1903 until his death, which oc- 
curred Feb. 12, 1912, in Los Angeles, of pneumonia, in the 
67th year of his age. He was buried at Pasadena, Cal. He 
published several sermons. 

He was married Aug. 21, 1877, i n P° rt Royal, Pa., to Annie 
Florence Thompson, who with one daughter survives him. 



EDWARD PAGE BUTLER, 
Son of Lucius Castle and Hannah Drury (Page) Butler, was 
born Feb. 14, 1848, in Clintonville, N. Y. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Congregational church of Essex, 
Vt., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Essex Academy, and he graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Vermont in 1870. He entered the Seminary at 



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Princeton in the fall of the same year, remaining a very short 
time. He then went to Hartford Theological Seminary, from 
which he graduated in 1873. He was licensed by the Massa- 
chusetts East and West Congregational Association at Hamp- 
den, Mass., May 14, 1872 and ordained by a Congregational 
Council at Lyme, N. H., Oct. 20, 1874. He supplied the Con- 
gregational church at Lyme, N. H., from May 1873 until in- 
stalled its pastor at the time of his ordination. He was released 
from this charge Feb. 20, 1889. He was pastor of the Congre- 
gational church at Sunderland, Mass., from 1889 to 1908, and 
during this time was editor of a paper called "Church Work". 
His last pastorate was that of the Presbyterian church of 
Crescent City, Fla., from 1908 until December 191 1. In Jan- 
uary of the following year he moved to Sunderland, Mass., 
where he died Jan. 20. 1912, of cancer of the liver, in the 64th 
year of his age. He was buried in the Riverside Cemetery of 
Sunderland, Mass. He was president of the Connecticut 
Valley Sunday School and Chatauqua Association for some 
years, and of the Franklin County Congregational Club, and 
was also scribe of the Franklin Conference. He published a 
number of sermons. 

He was married Sept. 25, 1876, at Lyme, N. H., to Lucretia 
Churchill Wilson, who died Aug. 25, 1907. One son and two 
daughters survive him. 



GEORGE AINSLIE, 
Son of John and Jennet (Gotterson) Ainslie. was born July 
29, 1840, in Meredith, N. Y. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Delhi, N. Y., at 
the age of twenty-four. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the the Delaware Academy at Delhi, under Principal J. L. 
Sawyer, and he graduated from Union College in 1864. He 
then engaged in teaching in the Andes Collegiate Institute, N. 
Y., for five years. His health not permitting his taking up his 



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seminary studies at this time, he spent the next two years in 
its recovery. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1871, he 
took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1874. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Otsego in the spring of 
1873, and ordained by the Presbytery of Troy, June 24, 1874, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the church at Argyle, 
N. Y. He was released from this charge May 23, 1881. He 
was stated supply of the Garden Grove and Humeston churches, 
la., from November 1881 to November 1882. He then sup- 
plied the church at Red Oak, la., until installed its pastor, 
Nov. 15, 1883, and was released from this charge July 15, 1887. 
He was pastor of the church at Mediapolis, la., from July 17, 
1887 to Apr. 14, 1890, and of the churches at Dexter and Earl- 
ham, la., from April 20, 1890 to June 4, 1893. He supplied 
the church at Rolfe, la., from July 1893 to October 1897. He 
was pastor of the church at Blairstown, la., from January 
1898 to October 1899, and supplied the church at Watkins, la., 
from January 1898 to January 1900. His last work was as 
stated supply of the church at Birmingham, la., from June 
1900 to September 1903. After this he resided in Cedar 
Rapids, la., until his death, Jan. 14, 191 1, in Cedar Rapids of 
the grippe, in the 71st year of his age. He had suffered a 
stroke of paralysis in 1903. He was buried in the Oak Hill 
Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, la. 

He was married Sept. 12, 1878, in Argyle, N. Y., to Mary 
McLain Shannon, who with two sons survives him. 



ROBERT JACKSON BEATTIE, 
Son of Robert and Beezy (Jackson) Beattie, was born June 14, 
1847, in Essa, Ont., Canada. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Presbyterian church of Essa Townline, Ont., 
at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Grammar School of Barrie, Ont., and he graduated from 
Knox College, Toronto, in 1871. Entering the Seminary at 



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Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three 
years' course, graduating in 1874. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 15, 1874, and ordained 
by the Presbytery of Troy, April 12, 1875, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the church at Fort Edward, N. Y. 
He was released from this charge April 24, 1876. He sup- 
plied the church at Spencer, N. Y., from May 1876 to May 
1878; was pastor of the First Church of Port Hope, Ont., 
from Dec. 12, 1878 to Dec. 10, 1883; of Knox Church at 
Guelph, Canada, from 1883 to 1895 ; engaged in home mis- 
sionary work in Birmingham, Ala., from 1896 to 1900; was 
stated supply of the Government Street Church, Mobile, Ala., 
during a part of 1901 ; was pastor of the church at Kosciusko, 
Miss., from 1902 to 1908, and pastor of the church at San- 
ford, N. C, from Aug. 31, 1908 until his death, which oc- 
curred Sept. 15, 191 1, in the Central Carolina Hospital at San- 
ford, of diabetes, in the 65th year of his age. He was buried in 
the cemetery of the Buffalo church near Sanford, N. C. 

He was married March 22, 1876, in Fort Edward, N. Y., 
to Susan M. Keeley McCoy, who survives him. 



JOHN A CAEMICHAEL, D.D., 
Son of Alexander and Catherine (McNaughton) Carmichael, 
was born June 4, 1848, in London, Ont., Canada. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Bethel Presbyterian Church 
of London, Can., at the age of twenty. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the public schools and later, under the 
Rev. G. M. Milligan, in London, and he graduated from Knox 
College, Toronto, in 1872. He spent the first year of his 
theological course in Knox College, entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1873 where he completed his course, graduating 
in 1875. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Bruns- 
wick, Feb. 3, 1875 and ordained an evangelist by the Presby- 
tery of Washington City, May 24, 1875. From May 1875 until 



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May 1877 he was stated supply of the churches at Hermon, 
Md., Manassas, Va., and Prince William, Va. He was pastor 
of the churches at Columbus and Brooklyn, Ont, Canada, 
from May 1877 until May 1890, and of the Knox Church at 
Regina, Can., from May 1890 to August 1902. After this he 
engaged in missionary work within the bounds of the Synod of 
Manitoba with his residence at Winnepeg, Can., until his death, 
which occurred Nov. 11, 191 1, at Winnepeg, of typhoid pneu- 
monia, in the 64th year of his age. He received the degree of 
D.D. from the Manitoba College in 1902. Dr. Carmichael 
taught in the public schools in London, Can., from 1867 to 
1869. He was superintendent of missions of the Synod of 
Manitoba and N. W. Territories, from 1902 until his death; 
was convener of the Home Missions Committee of the Pres- 
bytery of Whitby, and a member of the Assembly Committee 
on Home Missions for several years. He was also at one time 
convener of the Home Missions Committee of the Presbytery 
of Regina. 

He was married Feb. 24, 1876, in Bath, Can., to Cornelia 
Rowse, who with three sons and three daughters survives him. 



JAMES CHAMBERS, D. D., 
Son of Robert and Catharine Lucas (Nesbitt) Chambers, was 
born March 1, 185 1, in Holbrook, Out., Canada. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the St. Andrews Church of 
Kingston, Can., at the age of sixteen. He prepared himself 
for college in his native town, and graduated from Princeton 
University in 1872. He spent July and August of that year 
in mission work in Canada. Entering the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in the fall of 1872, he took the full three years' course, 
graduating in 1875. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
New Brunswick, Oct. 7, 1874 and ordained an evangelist by 
the same Presbytery, Aug. 3, 1875. He was stated supply of 
the First Congregational Church of Sherburne, N. Y., from 



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1875 to 1882, and pastor of the Calvary Presbyterian Church, 
New York City, from Nov. 24, 1882 to June 26, 1899. After 
this he resided in Norwich, N. Y., as correspondent for the 
National Bank of Norwich, until within a short time of his 
death. He died June 10, 191 1, at Norwich, N. Y., of heart 
failure, in the 61 st year of his age. He was buried at Sher- 
burne. He received the degree of D.D. in 1890 from the 
University of Chicago. Dr. Chambers was three times moder- 
ator of the Presbytery of New York; was at one time Presi- 
dent of the New York Minister's Association and of the 
Presbyterian Club of New York. He was commissioner to 
the General Assembly five times. He published several ser- 
mons and addresses. For twelve years he was editor of the 
Church World. 

He married Aug. 29, 1877, in Sherburne, N. Y., to Jessie 
Irene Buell, who with one son and one daughter survives him. 



THOMAS DAVIES LATIMER, 
Son of George Theodore and Catharine (Carson) Latimer, 
was born Sept. 8, 1844, in York County, S. C. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Associate Reformed 
Presbyterian church of Yorkville, S. C, at the age of twenty- 
five. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Langham 
Academy of Yorkville, under the Rev. Robert Lathan, D.D., 
and he graduated from the Erskine College, S. C. in 1871. 
He spent the next year in teaching. Entering the Seminary 
at Princeton in 1872, he took the full three years' course 
there, graduating in 1875. He was licensed by the Presby- 
tery of Bethel (South) June 13, 1874, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Atlanta (South) Oct. 3, 1875. He was pastor 
of the Third Church of Atlanta, Ga., from Oct. 31, 1875 to 
Dec. 28, 1876; stated supply at Jefferson City, Tex., from 
July 18, 1877 to Feb. 25, 1878; stated supply of the Terrell 
and Will's Point Churches, Tex., from March 3, 1878 to 



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Jan. 1, 1879; engaged in the evangelistic work in south 
Florida, from 1879 to 1880; was pastor at Mayslick, Ky., from 
Nov. 11, 1880 to Sept. 29, 1881 ; stated supply at Smyrna, Ky., 
from October 1881 to October 1882; stated supply at Waverly, 
Tenn., from November 1881 to February 1884; stated supply 
at Union City, Tenn., from June to December 1883; stated 
supply at College Hill, Miss., from March 1884 to March 
1885 ; stated supply at Corinth, Miss., from April 1885 to 
July 1890; stated supply at Bethel, Tenn., from 1885 to 1886; 
stated supply at Tupelo, Miss., from 1886 to 1888; president 
of the Chickasaw Female College, from 1890 to 1891 ; stated 
supply at St. Elmo, Tenn., from March 1891 to March 1892; 
pastor at Cleveland, Tenn., from March 1892 to April 1893 ; 
stated supply of the Denmark and Bethel Churches, Tenn., 
in 1893 ; president of the Bethel Springs College from 1893 to 
1895 ; pastor at Macon, Miss., from September 1895 to April 
1900; pastor at Springfield, Ky., from January 1904 to Octo- 
ber 1906, and stated supply of the First Church of Metropolis, 
111., during 1908. After this he resided at Charleston, Mo., 
until his death, which occurred Feb. 25, 1912, in Charleston, 
of stomach trouble, in the 68th year of his age. He was buried 
in Troy, Tenn. He was commissioner to the General As- 
sembly of the Southern Church in 1886, 1888 and 1890. Dur- 
ing the Civil War he served in the 17th S. C. Regiment, from 
1863 to 1865. 

He was married June 5, 1884, in Rives, Tenn., to M. 
Tennie Moffat, who with one son and one daughter survives 
him. 



CHESTER PAUL MURBAY, 

Son of the Rev. Nicholas and Nancy (Carson) Murray, was 
born April 23, 1845, in Washington, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of West 
Alexander, Pa., at the age of sixteen. He was prepared for 



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college mostly by his own efforts and graduated from Prince- 
ton University in 1872. Entering the Seminary at Princeton 
in the same year, he took the full three years' course there, 
graduating in 1875. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
New Brunswick, April 14, 1875, and ordained by the Presby- 
tery of Morris and Orange, May 4, 1875, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the church at Lower Valley, N. J., 
from which he was released May 1, 1877. He supplied the 
church at Groveland, N. Y., from February 1878 to April 
1879; was pastor of the Springport church with his post 
office at Union Springs, N. Y., from Dec. 2, 1879 to Sept. 16, 
1884, and then pastor of the Reformed Dutch church at Lodi, 
N. Y., from 1885 to 1886. After this he resided at Union 
Springs, N. Y., Easton, Pa., and Cleveland, O., in which last 
city he died Dec. 1, 1910, in the 66th year of his age. He 
served for three years in the civil war, taking a part in nearly 
all of the battles of the Army of the Potomac. 

He was married April 17, 1878, in Groveland, N. Y., to 
Luella C. Magee, who survives him. 



ALEXANDER GATHERER RUSSELL, 
Son of Alexander and Isabella (Simpson) Russell, was born 
Oct. 6, 1845, in Musquodoboit, N. S., Can. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of 
Truro, Can., at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Presbyterian Seminary of Truro and in 
the Provincial Normal School of the same place, and he gradu- 
ated from Dalhousie College in 1871. He then spent a year 
teaching before coming to the seminary. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1872, taking the full three years' 
course, and graduating in 1875. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 14, 1875, an d ordained 
by the Presbytery of Nassau, July 6, 1876. From January to 
April 1876 he supplied the Atlantic Avenue Congregational 



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Mission Church in Brooklyn, N. Y. His only pastorate was 
that of the Presbyterian church of Oyster Bay, N. Y., from 
July 6, 1876 until his death, which occurred Nov. 10, 191 1, 
in Clifton Springs, N. Y., of heart disease, in the 67th year 
of his age. He was buried at Truro, Can. He was for some 
time stated clerk of the Presbytery of Nassau. He taught in 
the public schools of Nova Scotia, in the Pictou Academy, the 
Lunenburg Academy, the Sherbrooke School, and in other 
schools for more than five years between 1864 and 1871. He 
was a life member of the American Bible Society. 

He was twice married: (1) Aug. 1, 1876, in Princeton, 
N. J., to Eliza Hoxie Norris, who died Sept. 26, 1903; (2) 
July 1908, in Truro, Can., to Sara Barry Patterson, who died 
Oct. 25, 1910. Three sons by his first wife survive him. One 
of his sons is the Rev. Gordon M. Russell of the class of '08 
of the Seminary. 



HENRY NEVIUS VAN DYKE, 
Son of John Gordon and Elizabeth (Melick) Van Dyke, was 
born March 22, 1853, in Kingston, N. J. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Kings- 
ston, at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in Princeton, N. J., under John C. Schenck, and he 
graduated with high honors from Princeton University in 
1872. He entered the Seminary at Princeton the same year, 
but after a short time became ill and engaged in teaching dur- 
ing the remainder of the year. He returned to the Seminary 
in the fall of the next year but did not complete his theologi- 
cal course. He left the Seminary to accept the appointment 
of registrar of Princeton University in 1873 an d continued in 
this office until June 1910 when ill health compelled him to 
resign. After this he resided in New York City until his 
death, which occurred Dec. 23, 191 1, in New York, of acute 
indigestion, in the 59th year of his age. He was buried at 



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Kingston, X. J. He was secretary to Dr. Patton and to Dr. 
Wilson during the time of their being president. He was 
tutor of mathematics in Princeton University from 1876 to 
1877 and instructor of the first year classics and mathematics 
in the same University from 1879 to J 883. His services were 
in constant demand as a tutor of delinquent students. He 
was a member of the Nassau Club of Princeton. 

He was married Nov. 25. 1880, in Frenchtown, N. J., to 
Annie Rogers, who with two sons survives him. 



HENRY MARTIN EELLCGG 

Son of the Rev. Erastus Martin and Hannah Reed (French) 
Kellogg, was born April 2, 185 1, in New Boston, N. H. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Hanover Street 
Congregational Church of Manchester, N. H., at the age of 
seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the High 
School of Manchester, and he graduated from Dartmouth 
College in 1873. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the 
fall of the same year, he remained two years. He completed 
his theological course in the Union Theological Seminary, 
New York City from which he graduated in 1876. He was 
licensed by the Manchester and Derry Congregational Asso- 
ciation, Jan. 18, 1876. He supplied the Congregational church 
of Hadley, Mass., from October 1876 to October 1877. He 
was ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of West Jersey, 
April 18, 1878. He was stated supply of the First Church of 
Atlantic City, N. J., from December 1877 to February 1880. 
He then served the following Congregational churches as 
pastor: Francestown, N. H., 1880-82; the First Church of 
Greenwich, Conn.. 1882-86; the First Church of Lebanon, 
Conn., 1886-92; Wolcott, Conn., 1893-97, and as stated supply 
the Congregational church of Wilder. Yt., 1897-1900, and 
the Congregational Church of Mclndoe Falls, Yt., 1900-02. 
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Voluntown, Conn., from 1902 to 1910 and of the Second 
Church of Coventry, Conn., from 1910 until his death, which 
occurred July 22, 191 1, in Coventry, of cancer of the liver, in 
the 61 st year of his age. He was buried in Worcester, Mass. 
He made three trips abroad, personally conducting parties of 
delegates to the World's C. E. Convention at London, in 
1900; at Geneva in 1906 and the World's S. S. Convention at 
Rome in 1907. He published "Governor on the Sabbath Ques- 
tion" 1878; "Genealogy of Billerica French Family" 1883; 
"Twelve Hours with Young People" 1885; "Ethics of the 
Dance" 1883; "In Memoriam of Mary C. Ford" 1907; and 
"The Ethics of the Ocean" 1908. 

He was married twice: (1) Oct. 16, 1879, in Worcester, 
Mass., to Cora O. Alton, who died March 4, 1882; (2) May 
5, 1885, in Somerville, Mass., to Mrs. Stella G. West, who 
with one son and three daughters survives him. 



THEODORE SHIELDS NEGLEY, 
Son of George Gibson and Eleanor (Boyd) Negley, was born 
June 17, 1846, in East Liberty, Pittsburgh, Pa. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the East Liberty Presbyterian 
Church, at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued at Slate Lick, Pa., under the Rev. Dr. David Harvey 
Sloan, and he graduated from Princeton University in 1873. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the same year, he 
took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1876. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 
25, 1876 and ordained by the Presbytery of Clarion, Dec. 5, 
1876, being at the same time installed pastor of the church 
at East Brady, Pa., from which he was released Jan. 9, 1882. 
He was pastor of the church at Bethesda, Pa., from July 28, 
1878 to Jan. 9, 1882, in conjunction with his pastorate at East 
Brady ; was pastor of the church at Wilcox, Pa., from March 
15, 1882 to Oct. 16, 1888; pastor at Ridgway, Pa., from March 



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14, 1882 to April 23, 1889, and pastor at Little Redstone, Pa., 
from May 14, 1889 to April 1, 191 1. During this last pastorate 
he also supplied the church at Fayette City, Pa., from No- 
vember 1890 to September 1907 with his residence at Fayette 
City, where he died May 18, 191 1, of apoplexy, in the 65th 
year of his age. He was buried in the Allegheny Cemetery of 
Pittsburgh, Pa. He was stated clerk of the Presbytery of 
Redstone for a number of years and was commissioner to the 
General Assembly in 1885. He was moderator of his Pres- 
bytery a number of times. 

He was married Oct. 25, 1876, in Westfield, Mass., to 
Susan Clark Todd, who with one son and one daughter sur- 
vives him. 



FINLEY McNAUGHTAN DEWEY, L.D., 
Son of Alexander and Jane (MacFee) Dewey, was born Sept. 
21, 1851, in St. Remi, Quebec, Canada. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Beach- 
ridge, Can., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the St. Francis College of Richmond, Can., 
and he graduated from McGill University in 1874. After his 
graduation from college he spent two sessions studying the- 
ology in Morrin College, Quebec. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of 1876, he completed his theological 
course there, graduating in 1877. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Quebec, July 4, 1877, and ordained by the same 
Presbytery, Aug. 9, 1877, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the churches of Richmond and Windsor Mills, Can. 
He exchanged the Windsor Mills charge for that of Lower 
Windsor after three years, and was released from this and 
the Richmond church, Aug. 9, 1886. His only other charge 
was that of the Stanley Street Church of Montreal, which he 
served from September 1886 until June 1910. when the state 
of his health compelled him to give up active work and he 



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became pastor emeritus. He resided in Montreal until his 
death, which occurred April 14, 191 1, of Bright's disease, in 
the 60th year of his age. He was buried at Montreal. He 
received the degree of D.D. from the Presbyterian College of 
Montreal in 1909. He was stated clerk of the Presbytery of 
Quebec for eight years. 

He was married July 1, 1889, m Montreal, to Elsie Gor- 
don Coull, who with two sons and one daughter survives him. 



GEORGE ALFRED PAULL, D.D., 
Son oT the Rev. Alfred and Mary Roland (Weed) Paull, was 
born July 12, 1857, in Wheeling, W. Va. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Princeton Presbyterian Church, 
of Philadelphia, at the age of sixteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the West Philadelphia Academy, under 
Prof. F. W. Hastings, and he graduated from Princeton Uni- 
versity in 1878. He spent the next year engaged in business. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1879, he took his first 
year there. He spent the second year in Union Theological 
Seminary, returning to Princeton Seminary in 1881 he con- 
cluded his theological course there, graduating in 1882. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia Central, June 
5, 1882 and ordained by the Presbytery of New Castle, Oct. 
10, 1882, being at the same time installed pastor of the First 
Church of Delaware City, Del., from which he was released 
Feb. 21, 1888. He was pastor of the Westminster Church, 
Bloomfield, N. J., from April 24, 1888 to Nov. 19, 1906. After 
this he spent two years in travel. In January 1908 he became 
pastor elect of the Upper Montclair Church, N. J., over which 
he was installed Feb. 17, 1909. This relation continued until 
his death, which occurred Jan. 10, 1912, in Upper Montclair, 
of heart trouble, in the 55th year of his age. He was buried 
in Bloomfield, N. J. He received the degree of D.D. from 
Maryville College, Tenn. in 1904. 



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He was twice married: (i) Feb. 21, 1883, i n New York 
City, to Minnie Emily Kenney, who died July 25, 1895; (2) 
Jan. 26, 1899, in Bloomfield, N. J., to Bessie Polhemus Sut- 
phen, who survives him. 



WILLIAM GE0EGE CLABZB, 
Son of George William and Cornelia (Chapin) Clark, was 
born April 13, 1861, in Adrian, Mich. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Third Presbyterian Church of 
Chicago, 111., at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Chicago High School, in Gleason's Acad- 
emy and under the private tuition of Francis L. Porter. He 
entered the Northwestern University at Evanston, 111., but did 
not complete his course there. He spent two years and a half 
of his theological course in the Chicago Theological Semi- 
nary, and entered the Seminary at Princeton in January 1883, 
graduating therefrom in that year. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Chicago in May 1883, and ordained by the same 
Presbytery, June 20, 1884. He was pastor of the church at 
Waukegan, 111., from June 1884 to September 1885, and served 
the church at Riverside, 111., as pastor elect, from September 
1885 to September 1887. He then spent a year in Princeton 
University as a graduate student. He was pastor of the Camp- 
bell Park Church of Chicago, 111., from April 1888 to Febru- 
ary 1895, an d stated supply of the People's Service Church of 
Chicago, from 1895 to 1896. At this time he gave up the 
work of the ministry and entered upon the study of law, be- 
ing licensed to practice law in the summer of 1896. He be- 
came interested in secular work of the People's Institute, 
Chicago, with which he was connected until his death, which 
occurred May 26, 1910, in Chicago, of Bright's disease, in the 
50th year of his age. He was buried at Waukegan, 111. In 
1887 he published "Rambles among Ruins". 

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gan, 111., to Annie Carpenter Lyon, who died Dec. 21, 1896; 
(2) July 1901, in Chicago, to Lina Gilbert; (3) Septem- 
ber 1909, in St. Louis, Mo., to Margaret McLoughlin, who 
with two sons by his first marriage and one by his second 
survives him. 



GEOUGE WILLIAM GIBONEY, D.D., 
Son of Thomas and Margaret (Simpson) Giboney, was born 
Dec. 5, 1858, in Vernon, Ind. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Graham Presbyterian Church, Jennings 
County, Ind., at the age of thirteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in Vernon, Ind., under the Rev. J. C. Burt and 
the Rev. John Q. McKeehan, and he graduated from Hanover 
College, Ind., in 1884. He spent the first year of his theo- 
logical course in McCormick Theological Seminary, and entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in 1885, completing his course 
there, and graduating in 1887. He was licensed and ordained 
by the Presbytery of New Albany, May 17, 1887. He supplied 
the church at Lebanon, Ore., from June 1887 until installed 
its pastor June 23, 1888, and was released from this charge 
Jan. i, 1890. He then supplied the church at Oregon City, 
from January 1890 until installed its pastor April 29, 1891, 
continuing in this charge for three years. He was pastor of 
the First Church of Spokane, Wash., from May 1894 until 1908 
when he was obliged to give up active ministerial work. He 
resided in Spokane for a time after this and then in Portland, 
Ore. where he died Dec. 18, 1901, of Bright's disease, in the 
54th year of his age. He was buried in Oregon City, Ore. He 
received the degree of D.D. in 1902 from Hanover College, 
Ind. He had served this college as tutor when he was a senior. 
He was married June 6, 1888, in Lebanon, Ore., to Mary 
Montague, who with one son and one daughter survives him. 



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EDWARD GRIER FULLERTON, Ph.D., D-D., 
Son of the Rev. Robert Stewart and Martha (White) Fuller- 
ton, was born July 14, 1863, in Landour, North India. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Princeton Presby- 
terian Church, Philadelphia, Pa., at the age of fourteen. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in the West Philadelphia 
Acadamy, under Prof. F. W. Hastings, and he graduated from 
the University of Pennsylvania in 1883. He then spent three 
years in the United States Signal Service, mostly in the state 
of Montana. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall 
of 1886, he took the full three years' course there, graduating 
in 1889. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia 
Central, April 9, 1888, and ordained by a Congregational Coun- 
cil in Plymouth Church, Worcester, Mass., June 13, 1889. He 
was assistant pastor of the Plymouth Congregational Church 
of Worcester, Mass., from May 1889 to January 1890; pastor 
of the Park Congregational Church, Worcester, from January 
1890 to January 1891 ; pastor of the Park Street Congrega- 
tional Church of Bridgeport, Conn., from January 1891 to May 
1904, and pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes- 
Barre, Pa., from May 12, 1904 to Sept. 20, 1910, when ill 
health compelled him to give up his pastoral work. He contin- 
ued his residence in Wilkes-Barre, travelling for his health dur- 
ing the last year of his life, until his death, which occurred July 
5, 191 1, in Hartford, Conn., of heart failure, within nine days 
of the completion of his 48th year. He was buried in the 
Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, Conn. He received the 
degree of Ph.D. from Yale University in 1896, and that of 
D.D. from Lafayette in 1904. 

He was married June 6, 1889, in New Haven, Conn., to 
Flora Cooper Brown, who with one son survives him. 



GEORGE BLACK RODDY, 
Son of George Black and Martha Eliza (Ege) Roddy, was 



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born Feb. 27, 1866, in Mt. Pleasant, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of New 
Bloomfield, Pa., at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the New Bloomfield Academy, and he gradu- 
ated from Princeton University in 1886. He continued his 
studies in Princeton as classical fellow for one year and was 
tutor of Latin in Princeton University from 1887 to 1889, and 
tutor of Greek in the same University from 1889 to 1890. He 
then spent a week in the fall of 1890 in Union Theological 
Seminary, New York. He studied in the University of Berlin, 
Germany, from 1891 to 1892, and in the American Classical 
School at Athens, Greece, from 1892 to 1893. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in the latter year, he remained there one 
year as a special student. He was principal of the Bloomfield 
Academy, Pa., 1894-95, and then took up the study of law with 
the Hon. C. H. Smiley in New Bloomfield, Pa., and engaged in 
the practice of law in New Bloomfield from 1898 until his 
death. From 1905 to 1906 he was the acting principal and sec- 
retary of the New Bloomfield Academy. He died Sept. 5, 
1910, in New Bloomfield, Pa., of heart failure, in the 45th 
year of his age. He was buried at New Bloomfield, Pa. 

He was married June 10, 1903, in Harrisburg, Pa., to Anna 
Lillian Barnett, who with two sons and one daughter survives 
him. 



BAILIE BROWN, Ph.D. M.D., 
Son of Isaac and Elizabeth Melvina (Bailie) Brown, was born 
April 20, 1869, in New York City. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Second United Presbyterian Church 
of Jersey City Heights, N. J., at the age of thirteen. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued under private tutors and in the 
Cooper Institute, New York City, and he graduated from New 
Windsor College, Md., in 1894. He took up the study of the- 
ology before his graduation from New Windsor. Entering 



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the Seminary at Princeton in 1891, he remained there two 
years. He spent one month in Union Theological Seminary, 
New York, before coming to Princeton. After leaving Prince- 
ton he spent a year in the Manitoba Theological Seminary of 
Canada, and a further year in Auburn Theological Seminary, 
from which he graduated in 1895. From May 1892 to Septem- 
ber 1893 he supplied the First Church of Weehawken, N. J. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of St. Lawrence, June 13, 
1895, and supplied the First Church at Sacket's Harbor, N. Y., 
from 1894 to 1896, and the First Church of Sioux Falls, S. D., 
during a part of the latter year. He received the degree of 
M.D. from the National Homeopathic Medical College and 
Hospital in 1897, and the same degree from the Eclectic Medi- 
cal College of New York City, in 1900. He supplied the First 
Church of Cheyenne, Wyo., in 1897, and the Congregational 
churches of Lisle and Centre Lisle, N. Y., from 1898 to 1899. 
After this he gave up the work of the ministry to engage in the 
practice of medicine, at first in Putnam, N. Y., from 1900 to 
1903, and then in Jersey City, N. J., from 1903 until his death, 
which occurred Jan. 12, 1912, in Jersey City, of pernicious 
anaemia, in the 44th year of his age. He was buried in the 
Grove Church Cemetery at New Durham, N. J. He received 
the degree of Ph.D. in 1894 from the National Normal Uni- 
versity of Lebanon, O. In 1908 he was immersed and united 
with the First Baptist Church of New York City. 

He was married June 25, 1902, in Putnam, N. Y., to 
Winella Graham, who with one son survives him. 



JAMES RAMSEY D0NEH00, 
Son of the Rev. Dr. Elijah Ramsey and Georgianna Maria 
Jones (Patterson) Donehoo, was born Nov. 27, 1867, in Alle- 
gheny, Pa. He made a public confession of his faith in the 
West End Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh, Pa., at the 
age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 



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preparatory department of the Western University of Pennsyl- 
vania, in which institution he spent two and a half years of 
his college course, then going to Washington and Jefferson 
College from which he graduated in 1889. After this he stud- 
ied law for two years with the Hon. John D. Shafer of Pitts- 
burgh. From 1891 to 1892 he studied theology in the Western 
Theological Seminary. Entering the Seminary at Princeton 
in the latter year, he took the full three years' course there, 
graduating in 1895. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Pittsburgh, June 12, 1894 and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Mankato, Nov. 5, 1895, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the church at Wells, Minn. He was released from this 
charge April 18, 1898. After this he was stated supply of the 
West Middlesex Church, Pa., from January to April 1901 ; 
pastor of the church at Austin, Pa., from April 21, 1902 to 
Sept. 12, 1906; pastor of the church at Knoxville, Pa., from 
Nov. 6, 1906 to Jan. 9, 191 1, and of the church at Arnot, Pa., 
from the latter date until his death, which occurred Jan. 10, 
1912, in Arnot, of apoplexy, in the 55th year of his age. He 
was buried in the Union Dale Cemetery of Pittsburgh, Pa. 
He was a commissioner to the General Assembly in 191 1. 
From 1906 to 191 2 he was permanent clerk of the Presby- 
tery of Wellsboro. In 1900 he published "New Testament 
View of the Old Testament" and was a frequent contributor 
to the religious press. 

He was married July 29, 1902, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Emma 
Florence Kyle, who with one son and one daughter survives 
him. 



JAMES ALVAN SANEEY, D.D., 
Son of Alexander Boyd and Amanda M. (Brashear) Sankey, 
was born Jan. 14, 1867, near Cambridge, O. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the United Presbyterian 
church of Arkansas City, Kan., at the age of twenty. His 



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preparatory studies were pursued in the public schools of 
Arkansas City and in the preparatory department of Emporia 
College, from which he graduated in 1895. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in the same year, he took the full three 
years' course, graduating in 1898. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Emporia June 15, 1897 and ordained by the 
same Presbytery, June 7, 1898, being at the same time in- 
stalled pastor of the church at Cottonwood Falls, Kan., from 
which he was released April 10, 1901. From 1900 to 1901 
he was editor of the Kansas Endeavorer Monthly. In May 
1901 he began serving the church at Peabody, Kan., and was 
installed its pastor in May 1902. This relation was dissolved 
April 15, 1903. He was pastor of Grace Church, Peoria, 111., 
from Sept. 24, 1903 to Sept. 20, 1910. At this time ill health 
compelled him to give up active work. He resided in Em- 
poria, Kan. for a short time and then in Roswell, New Mexico, 
for a year. In September, 191 1, he was taken to a sanitarium 
in Denver, Col., where he died Oct. 28, 191 1, of tuberculosis, 
in the 45th year of his age. He was buried at Emporia, Kan. 
He received the degree of D.D. from Emporia College in 1910. 
He was married Nov. 9, 1898, in Emporia, Kan., to May 
Carlotta Taylor, who with one son and one daughter sur- 
vives him. 



THOMAS BEERY SHANNON, 
Son of Richard and Mary Ellen (Berry) Shannon, was born 
Dec. 23, 1871, in Bealeton, Va. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of New London, Pa., 
at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the West Nottingham Academy, at Colora, Md. He 
spent the years 1893-94 in teaching and then entered Lafayette 
College, from which he graduated in 1898. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in the same year, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 190 1. He was licensed by 



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the Presbytery of Lehigh April 17, 1900, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Morris and Orange, Sept. 27, 1901, being at 
the same time installed pastor of the Kilburn Memorial 
Church, Newark, N. J. which he served until his death, which 
occurred Oct. 14, 191 1, in Newark, N. J., of pneumonia, in 
the 40th year of his age. He was buried in the Fairmount 
Cemetery of Newark. At the time of his death he was super- 
intendent of the Anti-Saloon League of New Jersey. 

He was married June 22, 1904, in Vailsburg, Newark, N. 
J., to Rebecca Edwards, who with two daughters survives him. 



JOHN BOGGS EDGAR, 
Son of John and Elizabeth (Boggs) Edgar, was born Sept. 29, 
1878, in New Bloomfield, Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Falling Spring Presbyterian Church of 
Chambersburg, Pa., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Chambersburg Academy, and he 
graduated from Princeton University in 1900. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he remained 
one year. Having given up the ministry, he engaged in the 
jewelry and insurance business in Charleston, W. Va., from 
1902 until his death, which occurred Sept. 5, 1909, in Charles- 
ton, W. Va., as the result of burns due to a gasoline ex- 
plosion, in the 31st year of his age. He was buried at 
Charleston. 

He was married Aug. 25, 1903, in Charleston, W. Va., to 
Hilda Novelle, who with one son and one daughter survives 
him. 



GBEEE ALVIN FOOTS, 

Son of Franklin Fulton and Alice Evaline (McClelland) 
Foote, was born March 20, 1873, in Pennsville, O. He made 



I90 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [ty™ 

a public confession of his faith in the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued at the public schools of Morgan and Noble Counties 
in Ohio, and at the Marietta Academy, O. He taught in the 
public schools of Ohio, from 1889 to 1893. He took the 
first year of his college course in Marietta College, from 1893 
to 1894, and then engaged in teaching again in the public 
schools of Ohio for four years, when he entered Wittenberg 
College, from which he graduated in 1901. The first two years 
of his theological course were spent in the theological depart- 
ment of Wittenberg College, Springfield, O., 1901-03, and he 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the latter year, 
completing his course there, and graduating in 1904. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of New Castle, Oct. 4, 1904, and 
ordained by the s.ame Presbytery, Nov. 2, 1904, being at the 
same time installed pastor of the First Church of Delaware 
City, Del., from which he was released May 12, 1907. From 
September 1907 until the close of the year, he was principal 
of the public schools of Silver Plume, Col. He served the 
First Church of Glenwood Springs, Col., as pastor elect, from 
November 1907 until installed its pastor, Jan. 1, 1908. He 
continued in this charge until his death, which occurred Jan. 
21, 1912, at Glenwood Springs, Col., of appendicitis, in the 
40th year of his age. He was buried at Sharon, O. He was 
twice president of the Delaware State Christian Endeavor 
Union. 

He was married July 3, 1906, in Buffalo, O., to Elsie 
Elizabeth Robins, who with one son and one daughter sur- 
vives him. 



FEASEH LOCHLAND MacLEOD, 
Son of Charles Leonard and Eliza Jane (Ingraham) Mac- 
Leod, was born Jan. 13, 1876, at Middle River, Cape Breton, 
Can. He made a public confession of his faith in the United 



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Presbyterian church of Chicopee, Mass., at the age of six- 
teen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Mt. Her- 
mon School, Mass., and he graduated from Princeton Uni- 
versity in 1904. He began his studies in Princeton Seminary 
while a student in the college, remaining a year 1903 to 1904. 
He then spent a year in the Union Theological Seminary, New 
York, returning to Princeton Seminary in 1905, and graduating 
therefrom in 1906. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
New Castle, April 10, 1906, and ordained by the same Pres- 
bytery, May 14, 1906, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the Green Hill Church, Wilmington, Del. He was released 
from this charge Oct. 7, 1908, when he was obliged to give 
up his work on account of his health. He went first to Sara- 
nac Lake, N. Y., for the restoration of his health, and in 1909 
to Colorado Springs, Colo., where he resided until his death, 
which occurred Aug. 19, 191 1, on the train as he was journey- 
ing to Colorado Springs, of tuberculosis, in the 36th year of 
his age. He was buried at Northfield, Mass. 

He was married June 14, 1906, in Glenbrook, Conn., to 
Sarah Presland Whalen, who with one daughter survives him. 



FRANK ABDON LUNSFORD REID, 
Son of Hugh Kirkpatrick and Elizabeth (Alexander) Reid, 
was born Dec. 4, 1877, in Mecklenburg County, N. C. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian 
church of Sharon, N. C, at the age of twelve. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued in the Bain Academy, Mint Hill, 
N. C. He spent two years in Davidson College and then 
entered the University of North Carolina, from which he 
graduated in 1902. He spent the next year in teaching. En- 
tering the Seminary at Princeton in 1903, he remained there 
one year. He completed his theological course in the Louis- 
ville Theological Seminary from which he graduated in 1906. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Louisville (South) in 



19 2 NEUROLOGICAL REPORT [ T 9 T 2 

May 1900, and ordained by the Presbytery of Lafayette, Oct. 
30, 1906. His only pastorate was that of the First Church at 
Lee's Summit and the Memorial Church at Wallace, Mo., from 
Dec. 2, 1906 to July 1910. After this he resided near Sharon, 
N. C, until his death, which occurred June 23, 191 1, at Sharon, 
of tuberculosis, in the 34th year of his age. He was buried 
in the church graveyard, of Sharon, X. C. 

He was married Jan. 25, 1910, in Lee's Summit, Mo., to 
Nancy Cudgel Drishell, who with one daughter survives him. 



CLAEENCE HENEY SCHWENKE, 
Son of Charles William and Mattie (Strawn) Schwenke, was 
born March 4, 1881, in Logan, O. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Methodist church of Logan, at the 
age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the Logan High School, and he graduated from Wooster 
University in 1903. During the next three years he engaged 
in teaching in the Syrian Protestant College at Beirut, Syria. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1906, he took the full 
three year's course there, graduating in 1909. He was li- 
censed and ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of New 
Castle, Oct. 6, 1908. His only pastorate was that of the 
church at Matteawan. N. Y.. from Oct. 18, 1909 until his 
death, which occurred Nov. 21, 191 1, at Matteawan, of typhoid 
fever, in the 31st year of his age. He was buried at Logan, O. 
He was married May 18, 1909, in Marysville, O., to Edith 
E. Hopkins, who survives him. 



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GRADUATE STUDENTS 



HENEY DAVID KUET2 (ZUTZ), 
Son of John and Annie (Diener) Kutz, was born Feb. 12, 
1844, near Reading, Pa. He made a public confession of his 
faith at about the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the public schools and in Bucknell College, 
and he graduated from Wittenberg College, O., in 1863. He 
was licensed by the Lutheran East Pennsylvania Synod in St. 
John's Lutheran Church at Lancaster, Pa., in the fall of 1868, 
and was ordained by the same Synod at Harrisburg, Pa., in 
October 1870. He graduated from the Yale Divinity School 
in 1873. He was dismissed from the Lutheran Church to the 
Congregational Conference of Ohio, Oct. 30, 1875, an d was 
pastor of the Congregational church at Findlay, O., from 1875 
to 1877, and of the Congregational church at New Haven, 
N. Y., from 1877 to 1879. In the fall of the latter year he 
entered the Seminary at Princeton as a graduate student, re- 
maining one year. He was received by the Presbytery of New 
Brunswick March 30, 1880, and engaged in evangelistic work 
in New York City during that year. He then moved to Syra- 
cuse, N. Y., where he resided from 1881 to 1883. Leaving the 
ministry at this time, he became a dentist and engaged in the 
practice of this profession in Worcester, Mass., from 1883 to 
1886, and in Allentown, Pa., from 1886 until his death, which 
occurred Aug. 7, 19 10, in Philadelphia, of ptomaine poison- 
ing, in the 67th year of his age. He was buried at Allen- 
town, Pa. 

He was married Feb. 8, 1877, m Wauseon, O., to Mrs. 
Clara Gunilda (Canfield) Lathrop, who with one daughter 
survives him. 



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EENDRIE JACOBUS BUST, 
Son of Gerhardus Willen Daniel and Beatrix Hendrina 
(Truter) Rust, was born June 8, 1878, in Malmesbury, Cape 
Colony, S. A. He made a public confession of his faith in the 
Dutch Reformed church of Stellenbosch, Cape Colony, at the 
age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the public school of Moorreesburg, Cape Colony, and he gradu- 
ated from Victoria College at Stellenbosch in 1899. He then 
entered the Theological Seminary at Stellenbosch from which 
he graduated in 1903. He entered the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in the same year as a graduate student, remaining one 
year. He was licensed by the Synod of the Dutch Reformed 
Church of South Africa, Dec. 9, 1904, and ordained by the 
same Synod at GraafT Reinet, April 15, 1905. From December 
1904 to September 1905 he was the associate minister of the 
Dutch Reformed church at Graaff Reinet. He then began his 
work as travelling secretary to the Christian Endeavor Union 
of the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa, in which he 
was engaged until his death, which occurred Sept. 20, 1906, in 
Moorreesburg, S. A., of consumption, in the 29th year of his 
age. He was buried at Moorreesburg, S. A. 

He was married Jan. 31, 1905, in Stellenbosch, S. A., to 
Wilhelmina Krige, who with one son survives him. 



SAMUEL GUY FINNEY, 
Son of David and Sarah Mary (Patterson) Finney, was born 
Nov. 22, 1883, in Blythedale, Pa. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Reformed Presbyterian church of 
McKeesport, Pa., at the age of thirteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the preparatory school of Geneva Col- 
lege at Beaver Falls, Pa., under the tuition of his father, and 
he graduated from Geneva College in 1905. His theological 
course was taken in the Reformed Presbyterian Seminary at 
Allegheny, Pa., from 1905 to 1908. In the latter year he 



igi2] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 195 

entered the Seminary at Princeton as a graduate student, re- 
maining one year. He was licensed by the Reformed Pres- 
byterian Presbytery of Pittsburgh, May 14, 1907, and ordained 
by the Presbytery of Walla Walla of the Presbyterian Church 
in U. S. A., Oct. 1, 1909. For a year after this he engaged in 
home missionary work in Othello, Wash., and then was pastor 
of the church at Tillamook, Ore., from 1910 to 191 1, when ill 
health compelled him to give up his church. His attempts to 
recover his health were unavailing, and he died Dec. 31, 191 1, 
in the Mentone Sanitarium near Redlands, Cal., of tubercu- 
losis, in the 29th year of his age. He was buried at McKees- 
port, Pa. He received the degree of B.D. from Princeton 
Theological Seminary in 1909. He was unmarried. 



JAMES ROBERTSON WEST, 
Son of the Rev. Dr. James Durham and Mary Robertson 
(Waddel) West, was born April 6, 1881, in Pontotoc, Miss. 
He made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian 
church of Hebron, Miss., at the age of nine. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued in the public school of Bryan, Tex., 
and he graduated from the Austin College, Tex. in 1902. 
After this he became a student of the University of Texas, 
from which also he graduated in 1905. His theological course 
was taken in the Presbyterian Theological Seminary of Aus- 
tin, Tex., from which he graduated in 1905. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Brazos, April 18, 1905 and ordained by 
the Presbytery of Central Texas, Nov. 7, 1905. From 1905 
to 1906 he served the churches of Wortham, Frost and Pur- 
dou, Tex. ; from 1906 to 1907 the churches of Maysfield, Zion 
and Rosebud, Tex., and from 1908 to 1909 the churches of 
Lonoke and Brinckley, Ark. He entered the , Seminary at 
Princeton as a graduate student in 1909, remaining one year. 
From 1910 to 191 1 he supplied the churches at Zion and 
Monroe, Miss., and during the same time taught the ancient 



I96 NECR0L0GICAL REPORT [^9^ 2 

and modern languages in Chickasaw College, Pontotoc, Miss. 
He died Oct. 4, 191 1, in Newton, Miss., of typhoid fever, in 
the 31st year of his age. He was buried at Newton. He 
was unmarried. 



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INDEX. 

PAGE 

Adams, James Bailie 148 

Ainslee, George 170. 

Alexander, James McKinney 156 

Archibald, Samuel 164 

Baldwin, Caleb Cook 133 

Beattie, Robert Jackson 171 

Blauvelt, George Mancius Smedes 138 

Brown, Bailie 185 

Butler, Edward Page 169 

Caffrey, Philip Scott 149 

Carmich ael, John A 172 

Chambers, James 173 

Clarke, William George 182 

Criswell, Robert Ancrum 136 

Dewey, Finlay McNaughtan 180 

Donehoo, James Ramsey 186 

Edgar, John Boggs 189 

Ennis, Robert 166 

Finney, Samuel Guy 194 

Foote, Grier Alvin • 189 

Fullerton, Edward Grier 184 

Giboney, George William 183 

Jennison, Joseph Fowler 141 

Kellogg, Henry Marttn 178 

Kurtz, Henry David 193 

Lanning, William Mershon 128 

Latimer, Thomas Davif.s 174 

Lowrie. Newell Samuei 153 

McConaughy, Nathaniel 146 

McCook, John James 130 

McGilvary, Daniel 142 

MacLeod, Fraser Lochlanp 190 

McMurray, John 151 

Menaul, Johv 165. 



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Mitchell, David Henry x c 2 

Murray, Chester Paul ijc 

Murray, David Lovell ^3 

Negley, Theodore Shields 179 

Paige, James Alexander !37 

Patterson, Robert Mayne 150 

Paull, George Alfred 181 

Pierce, George Ross 158 

Ramsay, James Ross 134 

Reid, Frank Abdon Lunsford 191 

Remington, Charles William 158 

Riddle, David Hoge 167 

Rinker, Henry ! 135 

Roddick, George 144 

Roddy, George Black 184 

Russell, Alexander Gatherer 176 

Rust, Hendrik Jacobus 194 

Sankey, James Alvan 187 

Schwenke, Clarence Henry 192 

Scott, James Robinson 145 

Shannon, Thomas Berry 188 

Sickels, William Walton 139 

Smyth, George Hutchinson 159 

Stewart, Calvin Wilfred 147 

Stewart, James Harris 169 

Taggart, Samuel B 154 

Thomson, Eberle Willis 162 

Tooker, Nathaniel I3 2 

Urquhart, James T °7 

Vail, Richard Philip Hart 163 

Van Dyke, Henry Nevius l 77 

West, James Robertson ! 95 

Wilson, Jonathan T 43 

Wines, Frederick Howard • I0 i 

Wood, Francis Marion I 55 

Young, John Newton x 40 



NECROLOGICAL REPORT 



PRESENTED TO THE 



ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 



OF 



PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 

AT ITS ANNUAL MEETING 
May 6th, 1913 



By the Secretary 



Entered at the Post Office at Princeton, N. J., as second-class mail matter 



NECROLOGICAL REPORT [ I 9 I 3 

NOTICE 



The new office of Editor of the Xecrological Reports having been 
created and the undersigned having been elected to that office, he 
earnestly solicits the aid of all the Alumni of the Seminary in the prep- 
aration of these Reports. When an alumnus dies, newspaper notices, 
funeral or memorial sermons, and any other information will be grate- 
fully received. Let these be sent, as soon as possible after the death 
of the person to whom they relate, to 

JOSEPH H. DULLES, 

Princeton, N. J. 



OFFICERS 

OF 

THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

FOR THE YEAR 1913-1914 



Rev. William B. Jennings, D.D., '83, President 

Rev. George C. Yeisley, D.D., '74, Vice-President 

Prof. Kerr D. Macmillan, '97, Secretary 

Prof. W. Brenton Greene, Jr., D.D., 'So, Treasurer 

Rev. Thomas R. McDowell, '84, r Additional Members 

Rev. Frank Lukens, '94, J of the 

Rev. Hugh W. Rendall, '04, ^Executive Committee. 

200 



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ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

OF 

PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 



Princeton, N. J., May 6, 1913. 

The Alumni Association met for dinner in Stuart Hall 
at 1 p. m., with the President, the Rev. J. G. K. McClure, D.D., 
LL.D., 'ji), in the chair. A blessing was asked by the Rev. 
Charles Wood, D.D., '73. At the close of the dinner the 
Association was called to order for a brief business session. 

The Executive Committee presented its report which was 
adopted as amended and is as follows : 

Officers for the ensuing year : 

President — The Rev. William B. Jennings, D.D., of the 
class of '83. 

Vice-President — The Rev. George C. Yeisley, D.D., of the 
class of '74. 

Secretary — Professor Kerr D. Macmillan, of the class 
of '97. 

Treasurer — Professor W. Brenton Greene, Jr., D.D., of the 
class of '80. 

Additional members of the Executive Committee — Rev. 
Thomas R. McDowell, of the class of '84, Rev. Frank Lukens, 
of the class of '94, and Rev. Hugh W. Rendall, of the class 
of 1904. 



202 NECR0L0GICAL REPORT [19*3 

The office of Editor of the Necrological Reports was created 
and filled by the election of the Rev. J. H. Dulles, the retiring 
Secretary of the Association. The Rev. W. B. Jennings, D.D., 
appointed to prepare a minute with reference to the retiring of 
the present Secretary after a service of twenty-six years, 
offered the following which was adopted : 

"Mr. Dulles has been Secretary of this Association for 
twenty-six years, during which time he not only has discharged 
with marked efficiency the ordinary duties of a Secretary, but 
also prepared all the Necrological Reports and issued two edi- 
tions of the General Biographical Catalogue — a monumental 
achievement. 

"Be it therefore resolved, that the Alumni Association 
hereby express to Mr. Dulles its high appreciation of his splen- 
did work, its profound gratitude for his faithful service, and 
its regret at his resignation." 

The Necrological Report was ordered printed and distrib- 
uted as usual. 

The report of the Treasurer was presented by him, and 
accepted without reference to a committee of audit. 

The Treasurer's report is as follows: 

William Brenton Greene, Jr., in account with the Alumni Association 

of Princeton Theological Seminary. 

Dr. 

1913. Balance May 6, 1912 (see last Report) $4.01 

Interest @ 5% 20 



$4.21 



Cr. 

1913. Balance May 6, 1913 $4- 21 

William Brenton Greene, Jr. 

Treasurer. 

At the conclusion of the business meeting, after-dinner 
speeches were made by the following, who were introduced 
by the President : President Patton, representing the Faculty ; 



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the Rev. Henry M. MacCracken, D.D., LL.D., ex-Chancellor 
of the University of New York, representing the class of '63 ; 
the Rev. W. H. Roberts, D.D., LL.D., representing the class of 
'73 ; the Rev. William B. Jennings, D.D., representing the 
class of '83 ; the Rev. Andrew T. Taylor, D.D., representing 
the class of '93, and the Rev. Raymond H. Wilson, represent- 
ing the class of '03. The benediction was pronounced by the 
Rev. William E. Jones, D.D., of the class of '53, and the 
Association adjourned. 

JOSEPH H. DULLES, 
Secretary^ 



204 NECR0L0GICAL REPORT [19*3 



ABSTRACT OF THE 

Necrological Report 

FOR 1913 

The Report for the year ending March 31, 1003, contains notices 
of fifty-two former students of the Seminary. Five of these should 
have been included in earlier Reports, but the fact of their death did 
not reach the Secretary in time. 

Of the fifty-two the oldest as alumnus, was James Park, D.D., '46; 
the oldest in years was David Agnew Wilson, D.D.. '51, who came 
within five days of completing his 91st year. One other passed his 
ooth year, sixteen others their 80th, fourteen others their 70th and ten 
their 60th. The youngest died at the age of twenty-eight. The average 
age of the fifty-two was seventy years, one month and seven days. This 
is the highest, with one exception, ever recorded in these Reports, that 
is, since 1875. The average age at which they made a public confession 
of their faith was sixteen years and four months. 



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The Report contains the following names : 

ALUMNI 

CLASS 

1846. Edward Baldwin Bruen 
James Park, D.D. 

1850. Benjamin Leander Beall 

1851. David Agnew Wilson, D.D. 

1852. Michael Henry Bittinger 
George Spafford Woodhull, D.D. 

1853. Alexander W. Sproull 

1854. William Havens Lester, D.D. 
Joseph Hamilton Mathers, D.D. 

1855. Henry Barrington Pratt 
Isaac Norton Rendall, D.D. 

1856. Walter Varick Couch 

1858. Thomas Davis Simonton, D.D.S. 

1859. James Gibson, D.D. 
Henry Flavel Lee 
John Leverett Merrill 

i860. John Backer Kugler 

1 86 1. Edward Alexander Guy 
Samuel Orlando Lee 

1862. William Given Andrews, D.D. 
George Mason Life 

1864. Newton James Conklin 

Homer Sackett Newcomb 
1866. Bfnjamin Gilbert Benedict 

William McGlathery 

David Brainerd Perry 

Stephen Wilson Pomeroy 

William Henry Sawtelle 

Frederic Eichelberger Shearer, D.D. 

1868. John Carrington, D.D. 

1869. Charles Seely Wood 

1873. David Merchant Davenport, D.D. 
William Scott Frackelton 
Samuel Macauley Jackson, D.D., LL.D. 
George Tiffany McClelland 
Thomas Parry, D.D. 
James Rosborough 





DIED 




Dec. 


15, 


1912 


July 


14, 


1912 


Feb. 


14, 


1913 


Nov. 


30, 


1912 


Feb. 


22, 


1913 


Sept. 


9, 


1912 


Dec. 


13, 


1912 


Nov. 


22, 


1912 


Aug. 


31, 


1912 


Dec. 


II, 


1912 


Nov. 


IS, 


1912 


Dec. 


26, 


1912 


Dec. 


14, 


1907 


May 


20, 


1912 


May 


24, 


1912 


Jan. 


30, 


1913 


Oct. 


3, 


1912 


Jan. 


26, 


1913 


Dec. 


31, 


1912 


Dec. 


23, 


1912 


July 


23, 


1909 


Jan. 


4, 


1913 


Nov. 


8, 


1911 


Dec. 


9, 


1912 


Apr. 


18, 


191 1 


May 


21, 


1912 


July 


5, 


1912 


Nov. 


8. 


1912 


July 


20, 


1912 


Oct. 


15, 


1912 


Nov. 


20, 


1912 


Feb. 


n, 


1913 


Jan, 


31, 


1912 


Aug. 


2, 


1912 


Jan. 


12, 


191 1 


July 


1, 


1912 


Jan. 


23, 


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1874. William Henry Hubbard, D.D., LL.D. 
1876. John Donnan Countermine, D.D. 

Samuel McLanahan 
1881. Edward Charles Evans, D.D. 

1886. William Fraser 
George Newell Karner 

1887. Chalmers Fraser, D.D. 
William Beeson Hamilton, D.D. 
Elmer Briton Waller 

1890. Henry Coleman Baskerville, Ph.D. 

1896. Benjamin Jones Morgan 

1897. John Archibald McKee 
1905. Roy Chalmers Fleming 
1908. Robert Howard Mulholland 
1912. Nathaniel Rue Foster 



Jan. 


3i, 


1913 


Dec. 


10, 


1912 


Nov. 


3, 


1912 


Oct. 


23, 


1912 


Feb. 


17, 


1912 


July 


26, 


1912 


Oct. 


8, 


1912 


June 


1, 


1912 


Mar. 


29, 


1913 


June 


30, 


1912 


Mar. 


8, 


1913 


Mar. 


31, 


1913 


June 


12, 


1912 


Oct. 


6, 


1912 


June 


17, 


1912 



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ALUMNI 



EDWARD BALDWIN BRUEN, 
Son of James and Catherine (Baldwin) Bruen, was born July 
17, 1823, in Newark, N. J. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Fifth (now Arch Street) Presbyterian Church in 
Philadelphia, at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Classical Academy of Joseph Engles in 
Philadelphia, and he graduated from the University of Penn- 
sylvania in 1842. He then spent one year in the study of He- 
brew. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1843, re ~ 
maining two years. He spent the last year of his theological 
course in Union Seminary, N. Y., graduating therefrom in 
1846. He was licensed by the Third Presbytery of New York, 
April 10, 1846, and ordained by the Fourth Presbytery of 
Philadelphia, June 25, 1848. He supplied the First Church of 
Southwark, Philadelphia, from 1846 until installed its pastor 
at the time of his ordination, and continued in this charge until 
March 25, 1858. He engaged in work as an evangelist in 
Philadelphia, from 1859 to 1864; was stated supply of the 
Mantua (West Hope) Church, Philadelphia, 1864-68; was an 
evangelist in Philadelphia, 1869-73; was stated supply of the 
Logan Square Church, Philadelphia, in 1874, and stated supply 
of the South Street (Atonement) Church, Philadelphia, from 
December 1874 until installed its pastor, March 16, 1876, 
and continued pastor of this church until 1909. In May of this 
latter year the Church of the Atonement and the Scots Church 
of Philadelphia were united under the name of the latter church, 
and Mr. Bruen became pastor emeritus of this church from that 
time until his death, which occurred Dec. 15, 1912, in Philadel- 



208 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [l9 : 3 

phia, of old age, in his 90th year. He was buried in the Central 
Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia. Mr. Buren was a resi- 
dent of Philadelphia from his twelfth year until his death. 
As an evangelist he labored in the churches of Xew Jersey, 
Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. 

He was married June 27, 1848, in Philadelphia, to Rebecca 
Guest Tunis, who died Jan. 3, 1904. One daughter sur- 
vives him. 



JAMES PAEE, D.D., 
Son of James and Sophia (Moody) Park, was born Sept. 
18. 1822, in Knoxville, Tenn. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville, 
at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the Hampden Sidney Academy of Knoxville and in the pre- 
paratory department of the East Tennessee University from 
which institution he graduated in 1840. He then spent three 
years in mercantile pursuits. Entering the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in 1843, he took the full three years' course there, graduat- 
ing in 1846. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Holston, 
Oct. 4, 1846, and ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of 
Knoxville, Oct. 5, 1848. He was stated supply of the Pleasant 
Forest, Ebenezer and Lebanon churches, Tenn., from 1846 to 
1853. During this time he was provisional principal of the 
Presbyterian Academy at Campbell's Station. Tenn., from 
1849 to 1850, and co-principal of the Knoxville Female Semi- 
nary, from 1850 to 1 85 1. He was stated supply of the First 
Church of Rogersville, Tenn., from 1853 to J 856. From 
1855 to 1859 ne was president of the Female College of 
Rogersville. He supplied the churches of Pleasant Forest and 
Cedar Spring. Tenn.. from 1859 to 1866, and during this 
pastorate was principal of the Tennessee School for the Deaf 
and Dumb, 1859-61. He served the First Church of Knox- 



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ville, Tenn., as pastor-elect from February 1866, until in- 
stalled pastor, Oct. 15, 1876. This relation was dissolved 
in July 1905, at which time he was made pastor emeritus. 
He continued his residence in Knoxville until his death, which 
occurred July 14, 1912, in Knoxville, of old age, in his 90th 
year. At the time of his death he was the oldest living alum- 
nus of the University of Tennessee and of the Princeton 
Theological Seminary. He was buried in the Old Gray 
Cemetery, Knoxville. He received the degree of D.D. from 
the University of Tennessee in 1874. Dr. Park was stated 
clerk of the Presbytery of Knoxville, from 1859 to 1882, and 
of the Synod of Nashville, from 1866 to 1892. He was a 
trustee of the University of Tennessee from 1874 until his 
death. He was moderator of the General Assembly of the 
Southern Presbyterian Church in 1890. In 1857 he was elected 
president of Washington College, E. Tenn., but declined. He 
published : The First Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, Tenn., 
1876, the Centennial of the First Presbyterian Church, Knox- 
ville, 1896, and the Life and Services of Horace Maynard, 
1903. 

He was married May 27, 1847, i n Lexington, Va., to Phebe 
Caruthers Alexander, who died July 28, 1908, after more than 
fifty years of married life. Two sons and four daughters 
survive him. 



BENJAMIN LEANDER BEALL, 
Son of Aza and Susan Rebecca (Remsen) Beall, was born 
Sept. 18, 1827, in Lincolnton, Ga. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in a Methodist church at the age of 
thirteen, and united with the Presbyterian church of Lincoln- 
ton at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in Lincolnton and Woodstock, Ga., and he graduated from 
Oglethorpe University, Ga., in 1846. He was a student in 



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the Theological Seminary at Columbia, S. C, from 1846 to 
1847, and then studied privately under the Rev. John C. 
Gretter in Greensboro, N. C. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1848, remaining until the spring of 1849. An 
affliction of the throat obliged him to return to the South. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Orange, June 15, 1849, 
and ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of Concord, Oct. 
4, 185 1. He was stated supply of the churches at Salem, 
Taylorsville and Wilkesboro, N. C, 1850-54; an evangelist and 
teacher in Salisbury, N. C, 1854-56; stated supply of the 
church at Fishing Creek, S. C, from 1856 until installed its 
pastor the year following, and continued in this relation until 
1859. He then was evangelist and teacher in Lenoir, N. C, 
1859-61 ; stated supply at Mocksville and Franklin, N. C, 1861- 
64. He then served as a missionary in the confederate army 
for a few months. He was stated supply of the churches 
of New Hope and Dallas, N. C, 1865-67; acted as mission- 
ary in the Presbytery of Concord, 1867-72 ; stated supply 
at Taylorsville, N. C, 1873-75 ; engaged in missionary work in 
Caldwell County, N. C, 1875-77, an d m home missionary work 
in Gainesville, Texas, 1877-78; was stated supply of the 
church at Lenoir, N. C, from 1879 to 1882. After this he 
labored as an evangelist in the Presbytery of Concord, from 
1883 to 1888, residing at Lenoir. Later he took up his resi- 
dence in Greensboro, N. C, residing there until his death, 
which occurred Feb. 14, 1913, in the 86th year of his 
age. He was buried in Greensboro, N. C. He was for a time 
a trustee of Davidson College, N. C. He was moderator and 
stated clerk of the Presbytery of Concord several times, and 
was a commissioner to the General Assembly in 1855 and 
1874. He published various newspaper articles on church sub- 
jects. For a time he was agent for the Concord Female Col- 
lege, and was financial agent of the Statesville Female College, 
N. C. He established the Finley High School at Lenoir, S. C, 



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and taught in that institute one year in i860. In the early 
part of 1888 he was severely injured in a railroad accident, 
and after that did little public ministerial work. 

He was twice married: (1) July 18, 1849, near Lexington, 
N. C, to Mary Paisley Rankin, who died Oct. 29, 1859; 
(2) July 29, 1862, in Sharon, N. C, to Jane Elizabeth Alexan- 
der, who, with two sons by his first wife and four sons and 
one daughter by his second, survives him. 



DAVID AGNEW WILSON, D.D., 
Son of David and Martha (Agnew) Wilson, was born Dec. 5, 
1 82 1, near Gettysburg, Pa. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Hill Church, an independent church seceded 
from the Associate Reformed Church, at the age of eighteen. 
His preparatory studies were pursued in the country schools 
near his home, in a private school in Gettysburg, and in the 
preparatory department of Marshall College, Pa., and he 
graduated from this institution in 1845. After his graduation 
he taught in the Classical School of Bourke County, N. C, 
1845-47, and was a tutor in Marshall College, 1848-49. He 
took the first year of his theological course in the German 
Reformed Seminary at Mercersburg Pa. Entering the Semi- 
nary at Princeton as a partial student in 1849, he remained for 
two years. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Carlisle, 
April 8, 1 85 1, and ordained an evangelist the day following 
by the same Presbytery. After his ordination he went to 
Liberia, Africa, as a missionary. He was principal of the 
Alexander High School of Monrovia, Liberia, from October, 
185 1 to October 1858. Returning to America he was stated 
supply of the Second Church of Steubenville, Ohio, from 
December 1858 to November 1859; pastor of the church at 
Potosi, Mo., from March i860 to September 1861 ; chaplain in 
the U. S. Army, from 1861 to 1863 ; pastor of the church at 



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Ironton, Mo., from January 1864 to February 1869; super- 
intendent of schools of Iron County, Mo., 1868-69; warden 
of the Missouri State Prison, 1869-71 ; financial agent of 
Lindenwood Female College, St. Charles, Mo., from February 
to October 1871 ; pastor of the church at Sullivan, Mo., 1872- 
86; pastor of the Birdseye Ridge church, Mo., 1872-83; pastor 
of the church at Milan, Mo., 1881-86; stated supply of the 
church at Milnor, X. Dak., from June to December 1886; stated 
supply of the church at Ironton, Mo., from January 1887 to 
May 1888; stated supply of the Laclede, Grantsville, Bethel and 
Sedgwick churches, Mo., 1880-89; state supply of the churches 
at Minto and Forest River, N. Dak., from June to December 
1890, and financial agent for Brookfield College, Mo., 1892-98. 
He resided in Milan, Mo., from 1892 to 1904, and in Macon, 
Mo., from 1905 until his death, which occurred Nov. 30, 1912, 
in Macon, of old age, in his 91st year. He was buried at 
Milan, Mo. He received the degree of D.D. from Liberia 
College in 1879. He published numerous articles in news- 
papers, secular and religious, and in magazines, as well as 
several sermons. 

He was twice married: (1) April 10, 1851, in Gettysburg, 
Pa., to Martha Emeline McConaughy, who died May 4, 1893; 
(2) Dec. 29, 1904, in Macon, Mo., to Mrs. Julia Ella Meredith, 
who, with one son, survives him. 



MICHAEL HENRY BITTINGER, 
Son of John and Mary (Coskery) Bittinger was born Oct. 
14, 1826, in Georgetown. D. C. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Bridge Street Presbyterian Church 
of Georgetown, at the age of seventeen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in Georgetown, under the Rev. James 
McYean, and he graduated from Princeton University in 1849. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, 



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he took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1852. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 
28, 1852. He then engaged in teaching in Lewinsville, Va., for 
a year, and after that supplied the church at Pearisburg, Va., 
for two years. He was ordained an evangelist by the Presby- 
tery of Greenbrier, May 10, 1856. He supplied the church at 
Centreville, W. Va., from July 1855, until installed its pastor, 
Aug. 13, 1870, and continued pastor of this church until Sep- 
tember 1902. During this pastorate he engaged in teaching 
in Springfield, W. Va., 1863-64, and in Centreville, 1872-73. 
He was superintendent of schools of Monroe County, W. Va., 
from 1874 to 1875. At the close of his pastorate he became 
pastor emeritus and resided in Greenville, W. Va., until his 
death, which occurred there Feb. 22, 1913, of the infirmities of 
age, in his 87th year. He was buried in Greenville. 

He was married April 13, 1858, in Rockbridge County, Va., 
to Martha Robinson Moffett, who died Nov. 18, 191 1. Two 
sons and one daughter survive him. 



GEORGE SPAFFORD WOODHULL, D.D., 
Son of William and Phebe (Carl) Woodhull, was born July 
25, 1829, in New York City. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Rutgers Street Presbyterian Church of New 
York, at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Grammar School of the University of the City 
of New York, from which institution he graduated in 1848. 
After this he taught in the Grammar School of New York 
University for a year. He took the first year of his theological 
course in Union Theological Seminary, New York. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1850 as a middler, he completed his 
course there, graduating in 1852. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of New York, April 21, 1852, and ordained an 
evangelist by the Presbytery of West Jersey, May 18, 1853. 



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He was stated supply of the church at Point Pleasant, Va., 
from 1853 unt il installed its pastor May 10, 1856. This re- 
lation was dissolved in 1861. After this he was chaplain of 
the 4th Virginia volunteers of the U. S. army from 1861 to 
1864. At the close of the war he became stated supply of 
the church at Tinmouth, Vt., from 1865 to 1868. After this 
he was stated supply of the church at Cambridge, Wis., 1868- 
70; principal of a school at Flemington, N. J., 1870-73 ; pastor- 
elect of the church at Marinette, Wis., from February, 1874, 
and its pastor from August 1877 until 1883; stated supply 
of the Washington Avenue Church, East Saginaw, Mich., 
1884-88 and pastor of the First Church of Marlette, Mich., 
from Dec. 4, 1888, to Dec. 16, 1892, when he was honorably 
retired from active work in the ministry. He resided after 
this in East Saginaw, Mich., from 1893 to 1906; in Detroit, 
Mich., from 1907 to 1910, and in Joilet, 111., from this time 
until his death, which occurred Sept. 9, 19 12, in Joilet, of 
Bright's disease, in the 84th year of his age. He was buried 
in the Greenwood Cemetery of Brooklyn. He received the 
degree of D.D. from New York University in 1889. He was for 
a time stated clerk of the Presbytery of Greenbrier, and of the 
Presbytery of Lake Superior, from 1875 to 1883, and also of the 
Presbytery of Flint, from 1890 to 1896. He was county agent 
for the State Board of Correction and Charities at Saginaw, 
Mich., from 1905 to 1907. 

He was married Oct. 25, 1855, in Peacham, Vt., to Elizabeth 
Dana Martin, who died Feb. 19, 1903. Two daughters sur- 
vive him. 



ALEXANDER W. SPROULL, D.D., 
Son of George and Elizabeth (Boyd) Sproull, was born May 
1, 1828, in the Parish of Clontibret, County Monaghan, Ireland. 
He came to America in his early boyhood and made a public 



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confession of his faith in the Ninth Presbyterian Church of 
Philadelphia, Pa., at the age of sixteen. He graduated from the 
Philadelphia High School in 1846, and afterwards studied for 
nine months at the Mantua Classical Institute, near Wilmington, 
Del. He then spent a year at Lafayette College and graduated 
from Washington College, Va., in 1850. Entering the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full 
three years' course there, graduating in 1853. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, April 7, 1853, and ordained 
an evangelist by the Presbytery of Georgia, Oct. 30, 1853. 
He was stated supply of the First Church of Jacksonville, Fla., 
from June 1853 to May 1856; pastor of the First Church of 
Chester, Pa., from Sept. 16, 1856, to April 8, 1873 ; pastor 
of the First Church of Sag Harbor, L. I., N. Y., from May 
20, 1873, to Oct. 16, 1883 ; synodical missionary, residing 
in Jacksonville Fla., from September 1883 to May 1889, and 
pastor of the Church of Sea and Land, New York City, from 
Jan. 5, 1890, to June 12, 1893. He then retired from active 
work, residing in Bordentown, N. J., from 1894 to 1897, and 
then in Perth Amboy, from 1898 to 1903, and lastly in the 
Merriam Home, near Newton, N. J., from 1903 until his death, 
which occurred Dec. 13, 1912, in the Merriam Home, of soften- 
ing of the brain, in the 85th year of his age. He was buried 
at Philadelphia. He received the degree of D.D. from Wash- 
ington and Lee University in 1885. He was several times a 
commissioner to the General Assembly. 

He was married Aug. 5, 1856, in Trenton, N. J., to Annis 
Murphy, who died April 19, 1910. One son and one daughter 
survive him. 



WILLIAM HAVENS LESTEB, D.D., 
Son of Richard and Sarah Frances (Havens) Lester, was 
born Dec. 4, 1825, in Bridgehampton, L. I., N. Y. He 



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made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church 
of Bridgehampton, at the age of seventeen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Southampton Academy, L. I., 
under the Rev. Samuel Hunting and the Rev. Rowland Ayres, 
and he graduated from Amherst College in 1849. He then 
taught for two years in Southampton Academy. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in 185 1, he remained there nearly three 
years. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Albany, Jan. 
11, 1854, and ordained by the Presbytery of Washington, Oct. 
4, 1854, being at the same time installed pastor of the church 
at West Alexander, Pa. He served this church for the long 
period of forty-six years, being released from it April 10,1900, 
and made pastor emeritus. He continued his residence in West 
Alexander until his death, which occurred Nov. 22, 1912, 
in West Alexander, of heart failure, in the 87th year of his 
age. He was buried in West Alexander. He received the de- 
gree of D.D. from Washington and Jefferson College in 1888. 
He was principal of the West Alexander Academy from 1855 to 
1857. He published several sermons and addresses. 

He was married Aug. 31, 1854, in Bridgehampton, L. I., 
to Julia Elisabeth Hand, who died Jan. 30, 1898. Two sons 
and one daughter survive him. 



JOSEPH HAMILTON MATHERS, D.D., 
Son of James and Jane (Hutchison) Mathers, was born Aug. 
5, 1832, in Mifflintown, Pa. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Presbyterian church of Mifflintown and Lost Creek, 
at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in Mifflintown, under the Rev. John Hutchison, and later in the 
Tuscarora Academy, Pa., and he graduated from Jefferson 
College in 1850. He spent the next year at his home. En- 
tering the Seminary at Princeton in 1 851, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1854. He was licensed by the 



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Presbytery of Huntingdon, June 14, 1854, and ordained an 
evangelist by the same Presbytery, Oct. 8, 1856. He was 
stated supply of the church at Richland City, Wis., from Feb- 
ruary 1855 t0 April 1864, and stated supply of the churches 
of Richland Center and Fancy Creek, Wis., from 1856 to 1864, 
having organized these churches. In January 1865, he began 
supplying the churches of McConnellsburg, Green Hill and 
Wells Valley, Pa., and was installed their pastor in June 1866. 
This relation was dissolved, May 15, 1868. His last pastoral 
charge was that of the Logan's Valley Church, Bellwood, Pa., 
from July 1868 until July 1907, a period of thirty-nine years. 
Upon being released from this charge he was made pastor 
emeritus. He continued his residence in Bellwood until 1908 
and then resided in Mifflintown until his death, which occurred 
Aug. 31, 1912, in Mifflintown, of intercostal neuralgia, soon 
after the completion of his 80th year. He was buried in 
Mifflintown. He received the degree of D.D. from Washing- 
ton and Jefferson College in 1892. Dr. Mathers was a member 
of the Sustentation Committee of the Presbytery of Hunting- 
don. He was also treasurer and a member of the Board of 
Trustees of the same Presbytery. He taught privately and 
was superintendent of public schools of Richland County, 
Wis., a greater part of the years 1855-64. He was president 
of the Bellwood Bank for some years after 1892, and also 
president of the Mifflin Bridge Company for several years, 
besides being connected with other public enterprises. He 
published several sermons and addresses as well as accounts 
of his travels in Europe and Palestine. He published also a 
History of the Class of 1850 of Jefferson College. 

He was twice married : ( 1 ) Dec. 2, 1856, in Mifflintown, Pa., 
to Sarah E. Jacobs, who died Nov. 8, 1869; (2) April 24, 1888, 
in Tyrone, Pa., to Elizabeth Rowan Clarke, who, with one 
son, survives him. 



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HENRY BARRINGTON PRATT, 

Son of the Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Alpheus and Catherine Barring- 
ton (King) Pratt, was born May 26, 1832, near Darien, Ga. 
He made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian 
church of Roswell, Ga., at the age of thirteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in Roswell, under Rev. C. S. Dod, and he 
graduated from Oglethorpe University, Ga., in 1851. He spent 
the greater part of the next year in teaching in his father's 
school at Roswell. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1852, 
he took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1855. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 
25, 1854, and ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of 
Cherokee, Sept. 27, 1855. He engaged in work as a missionary 
at Bogota, Colombia,, S. A., from June 1856 to September 1859. 
Returning to this country he supplied the church at Hillsboro, 
N. C, from August 1861 to February 1863. The war inter- 
rupting his church labors, he became chaplain in the con- 
federate army, 1863-64. He was stated supply of the church 
at Sugar Creek, N. C, from December 1864 to December 

1866 and of the church at Hillsboro, N. C, from January 

1867 to December 1869. At this time he returned as a mis- 
sionary to Colombia, S. A., remaining from 1869 to 1877. 
Returning once more to this country he supplied the church 
at Winnsboro, S. C, from 1878 to 1882, and then was pastor 
of the church at Lancaster, S. C, from 1883 to 1886. At this 
time he became a Spanish translator of the American Bible 
Society with his residence at Staunton, Va., from 1886 to 1888. 
After this he resided in Tlalpam, Mexico, engaging in the 
same work from 1888 to 1890, and in New York City, from 
1891 to 1893. During the years 1893-99 he engaged in evan- 
gelistic work in Mexico, Cuba, and southwestern Texas. He 
was pastor of the Spanish-American Congregational Church of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., from January 1900 to October 1902, and 



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after this resided in Hackensack, N. J., until his death, which 
occurred Dec. 11, 1912, in Hackensack, of a disease of the 
liver connected with a general breaking down of his whole 
system, in the 81st year of his age. He was buried in Hacken- 
sack. In 1881 the degree of D.D. was conferred upon him by 
Hampden Sidney College, but declined for conscientious rea- 
sons. He published a Spanish translation of "Seymour's 
Evenings with the Romanists" in i860, as well as a number of 
controversial and other pamphlets in Spanish, among these 
"La biblia y sus Oppositores", "La Transubstanciacion", thir- 
teen articles on Romanism, and "Libro de Orden Eclesiastico". 
He published also a Spanish translation of the shorter cate- 
chism, and commentaries in Spanish on the books of Genesis 
and Exodus, the former being, at the time of its publication, 
1902, the only Protestant Old Testament commentary in the 
Spanish language, but his greatest work was his Spanish ver- 
sion of the Bible, "La Version moderna", the labor of many 
years. 

He was married Nov. 7, i860, in Richmond, Va., to Joanna 
Frances Gildersleeve, who died Aug. 15,. 1904. Three sons 
and two daughters survive him. 



ISAAC NORTON RENDALL, D.D., 
Son of Hugh and Harriet (Watson) Rendall, was born Sept. 
30, 1825, in Utica, N. Y. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Utica, 
N. Y., at the age of seventeen. He studied privately in 
Utica, under the Rev. Joshua Hall Mcllvaine, and he graduated 
from Princeton University in 1852. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1855. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Mohawk, Oct. 7, 1858, and ordained an 
evangelist by the same Presbytery, Oct. 10, i860. From 



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1854 to 1855 he was a tutor in Princeton University. He was 
stated supply of the church of Oneida Valley, N. Y., from 1858 
to 1864, and of the church of Emporium, Pa., from 1864 to 
1865, when he was called to take charge of Lincoln University, 
then Ashmun Institute, and was president of that institution 
from 1865 to 1906, when he was made president ex honore and 
professor of evangelism and polemics, serving as such until his 
death which occurred Nov. 15, 1912, at Lincoln University, 
Pa., in the 88th year of his age. He was buried at Oxford, 
Pa. He received the degree of D.D. from Lafayette College 
in 1870. He was unmarried. 



WALTER VARICK COUCH, 
Son of Hiram and Rhoda (Stone) Couch, was born Feb. 
18, 1829, in Westfield, N. Y. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Congregational church of Clinton, N. Y., at 
the age of twenty-two. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Westfield Academy, and he graduated from Hamilton 
College in 1851. After this he engaged in teaching and private 
study for one year, and then in work as a colporteur for the 
American Tract Society in Canada for three months in the 
summer of 1853. During the next year he engaged in study at 
home. He spent the year 1852-53 in Auburn Theological 
Seminary, and entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1854, 
completing his course there and graduating in 1856. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Buffalo, June 28, 1854, and or- 
dained by the Presbytery of Genesee, Oct. 22, 1857. He 
supplied the church at Moscow, N. Y., during the summer of 
1856, and the Congregational church at Sherman, N. Y., from 
November 1856 to May 1857. At the time of his ordination 
he was installed pastor of the Presbyterian church of East 
Pembroke, N. Y., this relation being dissolved March 4, i860. 
From February 1861 to November 1863, he supplied the 



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church at Ellicottville, N. Y. He was then agent and district 
secretary of the American Tract Society with his residence 
in Rochester, from 1864 to 1883. After this he resided in 
San Diego, Cal., until his death, which occurred there Dec. 
26, 1912, of dementia, in the 84th year of his age. He was 
buried in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, San Diego, Cal. His pub- 
lished writings were chiefly contributions to various religious 
papers, namely, the Occident, the Herald and Presbyter, and 
the Presbyterian. 

He was married June 27, 1861, in Le Roy, N. Y., to Helen 
J'ane Paige, who died Sept. 4, 1884. One daughter sur- 
vives him. 



THOMAS DAVIS SIMONTON, D.D.S., 
Son of William and Martha (Snodgrass) Simonton, was 
born Jan. 25, 1831, in Hanover, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of 
Harrisburg, Pa., at the age of nineteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Harrisburg Academy, under Wil- 
liam S. Graham and Rev. Mahlon Long. After this he at- 
tended the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery from which 
he graduated in 1852 with the title of D.D.S., and at once 
entered upon the practice of his profession in Harrisburg. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1855, but remained only 
a month or two, leaving on account of the state of his health. 
He returned to Harrisburg and continued the practice of 
dentistry there until 1857, when he went to St. Paul, Minn., 
where he practised his profession until 1906, retiring at that 
time on acount of age and feeble health. He died in St. Paul, 
Dec. 14, 1907, in the 77th year of his age. He was buried 
in the Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul. He was a ruling elder in 
the Central Presbyterian Church of St. Paul, from 1857 until 
his death, a period of fifty years, and was for several years 



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the superintendent of the Sunday School of the same church. 
In i860 he was largely instrumental in organizing and pro- 
moting the Mercantile Library Association of St. Paul, which 
later became the St. Paul Public Library. He also assisted in 
organizing a St. Paul Musical Society. In 1873 he assisted in 
founding the St. Paul Academy of Natural Sciences. Later 
he took part in the formation of an Astronomical Section of 
the Minnesota Historical Society. He published a translation 
of Kurtz's Bible and Astronomy, Philadelphia, 1857. 

He was twice married: (1) May 4, 1864, in Romeo, Mich., 
to Isabella Chandler, who died Oct. 2, 1875; (2) Aug. 11, 
1879, in St. Paul, Minn., to Mrs. Emma Merritt Campbell, who 
died Feb. 17, 1910. One son by his first wife survives him. 



JAMES GIBSON, D.D., 

Son of the Rev. Dr. William and Hannah (Young) Gibson, 
was born June 15, 1835, m Ballybay, County Monaghan, Ire- 
land. He made a public confession of his faith in the Rosemary 
Street Presbyterian Church of Belfast, Ireland, at the age of 
eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Royal 
Academical Institution of Belfast. He was a student in Queen's 
College, Belfast, and later in Queen's University, Dublin, 
from which he graduated with honors in 1855. He then spent 
two years in the study of theology in the General Assembly's 
College, Belfast, and after this resided for a year in Nice, 
France. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1858, he com- 
pleted his theological course there, graduating in 1859. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Elizabeth, April 19, 1859, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Strabane, Ireland, Sept. 26, 1859, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the First Church of 
Strabane, from which he was released, March 19, 1873. He 
was pastor of the Free West Church, Perth, Scotland, from 
May 1873 t0 January 1893. O n retiring from this charge 



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he was made pastor emeritus. During the following year he 
supplied the Scotch Church at Nice, France. Returning to 
Scotland he resided in Edinburgh, from 1894 until his death, 
which occurred May 20, 1912, in Edinburgh, in the 77th year 
of his age. He received the degree of M.A. from Queen's 
University, Ireland, in 1857, and that of D.D. from the Theo- 
logical Faculty of Ireland in 1884. He published a few ser- 
mons, and in 1872 a volume of sermons delivered to his Perth 
congregation. He also contributed to the religious press. For 
about ten years he was editor of "A voice from Italy". 

He was married Oct. 7, 1863, in Edinburgh, to Hannah 
McLean, who died Nov. 15, 1907. Two sons survive him. 



HENRY FLAVEL LEE, 
Son of Abijah and Elizabeth (Strang) Lee, was born July 3, 
1830, in Putnam Valley, N. Y. He made a pubilc confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Yorktown, N. Y., 
at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Peekskill Academy, N. Y., under Albert Wells, and he 
graduated from Princeton University in 1855. He spent 
the next year on his father's farm on account of his health, 
although he had matriculated in Princeton Seminary in Sep- 
tember 1855. Returning to Princeton Seminary in 1856, 
he took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1859. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Bedford, May 26, 1858, 
and ordained by the Second Presbytery of Philadelphia, April 
26, i860. He supplied the church at Newtown, Pa., from 
October 1859 until installed its pastor at the time of his ordina- 
tion. He was released from this charge May 15, 1861. He 
was stated supply of the South Church, Philadelphia, from 
1861 to 1862, and of the church at Middletown, Pa., for a 
time in 1864. During the civil war he was a hospital chaplain, 
and a member of the U. S. Christian Commission. He was 



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pastor of the church at Bristol, Pa., 1865-67; stated supply 
of the Logan Square Church, Philadelphia, for a time in 1867; 
stated supply of the Mariners' Church and chaplain of the 
Soldiers' Home, Philadelphia, 1868 to 1869; pastor of the 
church in Thompsonville, Conn., 1869-73 ; pastor of the church 
at Pottstown, Pa., 1873-80; chaplain of the House of Correc- 
tion, Philadelphia, 1880-84, and pastor of the Mariners' Church, 
Philadelphia, from May 20, 1884, to Oct. 12, 1908, and pastor 
emeritus of this church from this time until his death. After 
retiring from active work he resided in Pittsburgh, Pa., where 
he died May 24, 1912, of acute cardiac dilation, in the 82nd 
year of his age. He was buried in the cemetery at Princeton, 
N. J. He was a commissioner to the General Assembly in 
1868, in 1873, in 1879 and in 1903. He was chairman of the 
General Assembly's Permanent Committee on Seamen and 
Soldiers. He was also a member of the Board of Education 
for over twenty years. He published a memorial sermon on 
the Rev. Joseph Harvey, D.D., in 1873, and a pamphlet on 
Temperance in politics in 1888. He established and edited 
seventy-five issues of Good News for Sea and Land. 

He was married Dec. 17, i860, in Philadelphia, to Anne 
Townsend Cooper, who died Jan. 14, 1913. Two daughters 
survive him. 



JOHN LEVERETT MERRILL, 
Son of Abel Kimball and Mary (Leverett) Merrill, was born 
May 29, 1833, in Haverhill, N. H. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the First Congregational Church of Haver- 
hill, at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Haverhill Academy and in the Kimball Union 
Academy of Meriden, N. H., and he graduated from Dart- 
mouth College in 1856. Entering the Seminary at Princeton 
in the fall of the same year, he took the full three years' course 



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there, graduating in 1859. He was licensed by the Orange 
Congregational Association at Lyme, N. H., May II, 1858, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Donegal, Oct. 31, i860. He 
supplied the church at New Harmony, Pa., from May 1859 until 
installed its pastor at the time of his ordination. This relation 
was dissolved Oct. 21, 1865. During the next year he was 
principal of a school in Lancaster, Pa. After this he served 
the following Congregational churches : Acworth, N. H., 
from June 1866 to March 1870; Marlborough, N. H., as supply 
from April 1870 and then as pastor from May 2, 1871 to 
Dec. 8, 1886; Rindge as pastor from January 1887 to August 
1891 ; was pastor at Newbury, Vt., from 1891 to 1901. At 
this time he ceased from active pastoral work. He resided 
after this in Fitchburg, Mass., from 1901 to 1903 ; in Winchen- 
don, Mass., from 1903 to 191 1, and in Reading, Mass., from 
191 1 until his death, which occurred Jan. 30, 1913, in the 
Boothby Hospital, Boston, of uremia-pneumonia, in the 80th 
year of his age. He was buried in Haverhill, N. H. During 
his pastorate in Acworth, N. H., he was superintendent of 
public schools of that place. He was also superintendent of 
public schools of Marlborough for three years. He published 
a History of Acworth, N. H., 1869, and also several sermons 
and historical addresses. 

He was married Sept. 11, i860, in Chanceford, Pa., to Mary 
Louisa Murphy, who died Feb. 3, 1906. One son survives him. 



JOHN BACKER KUGLER, 
Son of Joseph and Sarah Maria (Backer) Kugler, was born 
March 5, 1832, in Lebanon (then Jacksonville), N. J. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church 
of Frenchtown, N. J., at the age of eighteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Minerva Seminary of Easton, 
Pa., then privately under the Rev. S. F. Porter of Frenchtown, 



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N. J., after that in the Classical and English School of 
Easton, Pa., and later privately under P. O. Studdiford in 
Lambertville, N. J., and he graduated from Princeton Uni- 
versity in 1857. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the 
fall of the same year, he took the full three years' course 
there, graduating in i860. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Raritan, May 3, 1859, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Donegal, June 12, i860, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the church at Strasburg, Pa. He was released from this 
charge Nov. 7, 1865. He was the pastor of the church of Mus- 
conetcong Valley, N. J., from Dec. 19, 1865, to Oct. 28, 1883 ; 
pastor of the First Church of Hoboken, N. J., from Dec. 13, 
1883, to March 31, 1890, and pastor of the Amwell First 
Church of Reaville, N. J., from May 27, 1890, to Nov. 11, 1900. 
After this he resided at Junction, N. J., and later at Clinton, 
N. J., occasionally serving churches in the vicinity. He died 
Oct. 3, 1912, in Clinton, N. J., of apoplexy, in the 81st year of 
his age. He was buried at Easton, Pa. He taught public 
schools for three terms at intervals during his preparation for 
college, and taught in the private school of Dr. P. O. Studdiford 
in Lambertville, N. J., from 1853 to 1854. He also taught in 
the Select School at Strasburg, Pa., from 1864 to 1865. He was 
a commissioner to the General Assembly three times. He 
published "Our National Sins", a sermon, in i860 and "History 
of the First English Presbyterian Church in Amwell" in 1912. 
He was twice married: (1) July 3, i860, in Easton, Pa., 
to Sarah Sherrerd Green, who died Aug. 1, 1871 ; (2) June 
18, 1873, m New Hampton, N. J., to Ann Elizabeth Cramer, 
who, with one son, survives him. 



EDWARD ALEXANDER GUY, 
Son of Alexander and Susan Ann Livingston (Wade) Guy, 
was born Aug. 20, 1838, in Hamilton County, Ohio. He made 



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a public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian 
Church of Oxford, Ohio, at the age of sixteen. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued in the High School at Cincinnati, in 
the Hughes High School, and in the preparatory department 
of Miami University from which he graduated with the "clas- 
sical honors" in 1858. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 
the fall of the same year, he remained there two years. He then 
went to Geneva, Switzerland, and spent a short time in the 
Theological Seminary there. While there he conceived the idea 
of making a life study of the codices of the Bible with the 
purpose of making a translation of them. He never took up the 
work of the ministry, but devoted his life to the proposed trans- 
lation of the Bible. He resided in New York City, from 
1862 to 1866; in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1866 to 1868; in New 
York City, from 1869 to 1870; in Cambridge, Mass., from 1871 
to 1874; in London, England, from 1874 to 1875; in Saratoga 
Springs, N. Y., for a time in 1876; in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 
1876 to 1892; in Chicago, 111., from 1892 to 1893; in Balti- 
more, Md., from 1893 to 1899; in Washington, D. C, from 
1899 to I 9°9> an d in Jacksonville, Fla., from 1909 until his 
death, which occurred Jan. 26, 1913, in Jacksonville, of paraly- 
sis, in the 75th year of his age. He was buried at Oxford, 
Ohio. He published "Textual Corrections of the English Ver- 
sion of the New Testament", 1870; "The New Covenant accord- 
ing to Matthew, with explanations of the translation, and Songs 
of Deliverance", 1883. A second edition of this was issued in 
1888, and a third in 1903. He also published two tracts ; "The 
Way and the Truth and the Life", 1894, and "Eternal Life and 
Immortality", 1899. His will directed that his estate be used 
for the publication of the translation of the Bible to which 
he had devoted his life. 

He was married Feb. 22, 1865, in Brooklyn, N. Y., to Mrs. 
Mary (Roorbach) Hogins, who died about the year 1870. 



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SAMUEL ORLANDO LEE, 
Son of Samuel Bryant and Hannah (Wheeler) Lee, was born 
April 10,1831, in New Village (Lake Grove), L. L, N. Y. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Congregational 
church of New Village, at the age of nineteen. He was edu- 
cated in the Millers Place Academy, under William J. Jen- 
nings, and at Huntington, L. I., under Edward Fuller, but did 
not go to college. Before entering the Seminary he engaged in 
teaching and private study. He began teaching as early as 
1846, and taught in many places. Among these he taught 
in Greenport, L. I., 1854-55, in the House of Refuge, Ran- 
dalls Island, N. Y., 1855-56, and in Huntington, L. I., 1857- 
58. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of 
1858, remaining until April of the year following. He did 
not complete his theological course but left the Seminary 
in response to a strong call from the Board of Foreign Mis- 
sions to teach in the Spencer Academy in the Choctaw 
Nation. He began this work in September 1859 and was en- 
gaged in it until June 1861. After this he taught in Amity ville, 
L. I., N. Y., 1862-65; in the Omaha Mission, Neb., 1865-69; 
in East Hampton, L. I., N. Y., 1870-71 ; in the common schools, 
Suffolk County, N. Y., 1873-76; in Melville, N. Y., 1877-78; 
in Green Lawn, N. Y., for a part of 1878; in Centreport, N. Y., 
1878-80; in Ridgewood, N. Y., 1880-81, and in Crab Meadow, 
1881-82. After this he was an inspector of customs in New 
York City from 1882 to 1908, with his residence in Hunting- 
ton, L. I., N. Y., where he died, Dec. 31, 1912, of cirrhosis of 
the liver, in the 82nd year of his age. He was buried in the 
Huntington Rural Cemetery. He was an elder of the First 
Church of Huntington, from 1873 until 1912, being the senior 
elder at the time of his death. 

He was married April 26, 1859, in Huntington, L. I., N. Y., 
to Sarah Elizabeth Rogers, who died April 2, 1908. One son 
and three daughters survive him. 



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WILLIAM GIVEN ANDREWS, D.D., 
Son of the Rev. William Watson and Mary Anne (Given) 
Andrews, was born Oct. 8, 1835, in Kent, Conn. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Grace Protestant Episco- 
pal Church of Hamden, Conn., at the age of twenty-two. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in Kent, Conn., under his 
father and Mr. Ashbel Fuller, and later in the Alger Institute 
of Cornwall, Conn., under the Rev. E. W. Andrews and at 
East Windsor under the Rev. S. J. Andrews. He graduated 
from Marietta College, Ohio, in 1855. He spent the next 
four years in teaching, first in the Academy at Peekskill, N. Y., 
for one year, then as principal of the Academy at Fairfield, 
Conn., for the next year and again as assistant in the Rectory 
School of Hamden, Conn., for two years. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1859, remaining two years. After 
leaving Princeton Seminary he was a tutor in Marietta College 
from 1861 to 1862. He was ordained a deacon in the Protes- 
tant Episcopal Church, Sept. 26, 1862, by Bishop Odenheimer 
at Princeton, and a priest in the same Church, Jan. 3, 1864, by 
Bishop Odenheimer. From 1862 until 1864 he was an assistant 
to the rector of Trinity Church, Princeton, and at the same time 
engaged in missionary work at Rocky Hill, N. J. He was 
rector of Trinity Church, Rocky Hill, from 1864 to 1866; 
assistant at Grace Church, Hamden, Conn., from 1866 to 1867; 
engaged in missionary work at St. Paul's Chapel, New Haven, 
Conn., from February 1868 to August of the same year; was 
rector of Ascension Church, New Haven, from Oct. 8, 1868, to 
May 22, 1880. He supplied the Trinity Church in Princeton, 
N. J., from June 13 to Dec. 14, 1880. He was rector of 
Christ Church, Guilford, Conn., from April 24, 1881, to April 
15, 1906, when he was made rector emeritus. He continued 
residing at Guilford until his death, which occurred Dec. 23, 
1912, at Guilford, in the 78th year of his age. He was buried 



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in the Alderbrook Cemetery at Guilford. He received the de- 
gree of D.D. from Marietta College in 1885. Dr. Andrews was 
on the Board of Visitors of the New Haven Hospital, from 
1874 to 1880, and for a time was Secretary of the Board and 
later its President. He was secretary of the New Haven 
Colony Historical Society, from 1873 to 1879; vice-president of 
the Connecticut Bible Society, from 1878 to 1879; was a mem- 
ber of the American Historical Association, from 1885 until 
his death; was a member of the standing committee of the 
Diocese of Connecticut, from 1896 to 1906; was archdeacon 
of New Haven, from 1893 to 1896; was Dean of the New 
Haven Convocation, from 1889 to 1891, and was chairman of 
the Committee of Arrangements at the celebration of the 250th 
anniversary of the settlement of Guilford, Conn. He was in- 
structor in doctrinal theology in the Berkeley Divinity School 
at Middletown, Conn., during a part of 1899. He published 
many sermons, orations, addresses, biographical and historical 
sketches, as well as articles in prose and verse, beginning as 
early as 1854. He also published the History of Christ Church 
at Guilford, Conn., in 1894. 

He was married Dec. 11, 1895, in Washington, D. C, to 
Caroline Caldwell Jenkins, who survives him. 



GEORGE MASON LIFE, 
Son of Samuel and Anna (Weybright) Life, was born Feb. 14, 
1830, in Crabbottom, Highland County, Va. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Brownsburg Academy and in the 
Tuscarora Academy, Pa., and he graduated from Washington 
College, Va., in 1859. He began his theological course in 
Union Theological Seminary, Va., in 1859, and entered the 
Seminary at Princeton as a senior in 1861, but soon withdrew 
on account of ill health. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Northumberland, April 16, 1862, and ordained by the Pres- 



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bytery of Tioga, May II, 1863, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the church at Nichols, N. Y., from which he was 
released April 3, 1870. After this he had charge of a church 
in West Dubuque, la., for about six years. He then became 
a farmer with his residence near Traer, la., remaining there 
several years. In 1884 he demitted the ministry and took hold of 
a farm near Eureka, Kan. He retired from work in 1904. 
He resided at Eureka Springs, Ark., from 1904 to 1908 and at 
Wichita, Kan., from 1908 until his death, which occurred 
July 23, 1909, at Wichita, of paralysis, in the 80th year of 
his age. He was buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka 
Springs, Ark. 

He was married May 8, 1863, near Washingtonville, Pa., to 
Anna Eliza Clark Smith, who died Dec. 2, 1904. One son 
survives him. 



NEWTON JAMES CONKLIN, 
Son of James and Anna Auten (Conover) Conklin, was born 
Nov. 2, 1834, in Mt. Morris, N. Y. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Tuscarora Presbyterian Church of 
Mt. Morris, at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Temple Hill Academy of Geneseo, N. Y., and 
he graduated from Lafayette College in 1861. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the 
full three years' course there, graduating in 1864. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, Feb. 3, 1864, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of St. Lawrence, July 19, 
1866. Between his licensure and ordination he engaged in work 
as a district secretary of the American Tract Society, and at 
the time of his ordination was installed pastor of the church 
at Gouverneur, N. Y., continuing in this charge until 1879. 
He supplied the church at Lakeville, N. Y., from 1879 to 1883. 
Again entering the work of the American Tract Society he was 



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one of its district secretaries, from 1883 to 1893. After this 
he resided in Rochester, N. Y., and was editor of the Rochester 
Presbytery News, from 1894 until his death, which occurred 
Jan. 4, 1913, in Rochester, of jaundice, with complications, in 
the 79th year of his age. He was buried at Mt. Morris, N. Y. 
He was stated clerk and treasurer of the Presbytery of St. 
Lawrence from 1870 to 1879, and permanent clerk of the 
Presbytery of Rochester at the time of his death. He was a 
commissioner to the General Assembly in 1868, 1871, and 
1878. He published many sermons and newspaper articles in 
addition to his writings as editor of the Rochester Presbytery 
News. 

He was twice married : ( 1 ) May 3, 1863, in Easton, Pa., to 
Mary Eliza Greenwald, who died Sept. 6, 1898; (2) Oct. 20, 
1902, in Gouverneur, N. Y., to Ida Luceba Gleason, who, with 
one son and one daughter, survives him. 



HOMER SACKETT NEWCOMB, 
Son of David and Hannah (Light) Newcomb, was born 
March 17, 1829, in Kent, N. Y. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Congregational church of Hanover, N. H., 
at the age of twenty-one. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Thetford Academy, Vt., under Hiram Orcutt, and 
he graduated from Dartmouth College in 1852. He engaged 
in teaching, first in a select school of Patterson, N. Y., for two 
years; in the Saugerties Academy, N. Y., for one year; in a 
boarding school at Yonkers, N. Y., for two years, and in a 
boarding school at Patterson, N. Y., for four years. He en- 
tered the Seminary at Princeton in 1862 as a middler, gradu- 
ating in 1864. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Connecti- 
cut, April 22, 1863, and ordained an evangelist by the same 
Presbytery, April 17, 1867. He preached in the Presbyterian 
church of Princetown, N. Y., as supply from May 1864 to 



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May 1865. He supplied the Congregational church of South 
Britain, Conn., from July 1865 until installed its pastor, April 
17, 1867, an d was released from this charge, July 1872. His 
only other pastoral charge was that of the Conyngham Valley 
Presbyterian Church at Conyngham, Pa., from January 1875 
to June 1881. After this he resided in Patterson, N. Y., until 
his death, which occurred Nov. 8, 191 1, in Patterson, of a 
cancerous tumor, in the 83rd year of his age. He was buried 
in Patterson. 

He was married April 19, 1855, in Patterson, N. Y., to Phebe 
Sophia Lawrence, who died Feb. 24, 1901. One son and one 
daughter survive him. 



BENJAMIN GILBERT BENEDICT, 
Son of Benjamin Brush and Julia Maria (Painter) Benedict, 
was born Dec. 6, 1838, in Patterson, N. Y. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Patter- 
son, at the age of twenty-four. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in Patterson, under Homer S. Newcomb, and he grad- 
uated from Lafayette College in 1859. He then engaged in 
teaching in Leakesville, N. C, for one year and in Croton 
Falls, N. Y., for three years. Entering the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in 1863, he took the full three years' course there, gradu- 
ating in 1866. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Bedford 
(O. S.), April 19, 1865, and was ordained by the Presbytery of 
Hudson, Oct. 24, 1866, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the Hopewell Church at Thompson Ridge, N. Y. He was 
released from this charge Feb. 15, 1870. He supplied the 
Reformed Dutch Church at Canastota, N. Y., from Aphil 1870 
to June 1871, and the Second Presbyterian Church of Wash- 
ingtonville, N. Y., from November 1871 to March 1875. After 
this he entered upon the career of a teacher and was so en- 
gaged in Brooklyn, N. Y., from 1876 to 1901. He continued 



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to reside in Brooklyn until his death, which occurred Dec. 
9, 1912, in Brooklyn of apoplexy, in the 75th year of his age. 
He was buried in the Englewood Cemetery, Brooklyn. 

He was twice married: (1) June 14, 1871, in Crawford, 
N. Y., to Mary Catharine Gilbert, who died Nov. 29, 1873 ; 
(2) Dec. 26, 1877, in Crawford, N. Y., to Adaline Crawford, 
who died Feb. 22, 1899. One son survives him. 



WILLIAM McGLATHEEY, 
Son of Mehelm and Henrietta (Thomas) McGlathery, was born 
Nov. 19, 1839, in Whitpain Township, Montgomery County, 
Pa. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Treemount 
Seminary, Norristown, Pa., and under a private tutor, and he 
graduated from Amherst College in 1862. He then engaged in 
teaching for a short time. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1863, remaining only a part of one term. He 
spent the years 1864-66 in the Divinity School of the Protes- 
tant Episcopal Church in Philadelphia. He was ordained 
a deacon by Bishop Stevens, June 20, 1867, and a priest by 
Bishop Lee, May 21, 1868. He was curate of St. Luke's 
Protestant Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, from 1867 to 1868; 
rector of the church at Lambertville, N. J., 1868-69; rector 
of the church at Towanda, Pa., 1869-73; rector of Ascen- 
sion Church, Fall River, Mass., 1873-75 ; rector of the church 
at Pittsfield, Mass., 1875-83, and rector of Grace Church, 
Middletown, N. Y., 1883-89. After this he retired from active 
labor and resided in Norristown, Pa., until his death, which 
occurred April 18, 191 1, in Norristown, Pa., of a gastric 
tumor, in the 72nd year of his age. He was buried at Tren- 
ton, N. J. He published occasional sermons. 

He was married Dec. 30, 1873, in Towanda, Pa., to Char- 
lotte E. Mercur, who, with one daughter, survives him. 



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DAVID BRAINERD PERRY, D.D., 
Son of Samuel and Mary (Harrington) Perry, was born 
March 7, 1839, in Worcester, Mass. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Union Congregational Church of 
Worcester, at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Worcester High School and he gradu- 
ated from Yale University in 1863. He entered the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, remaining one 
year. He then spent one year in Union Theological Semi- 
nary, New York, and two years in Yale Divinity School from 
which he graduated in 1867. He was licensed by the New 
Haven Central Congregational Association, June 5, 1867, 
for a period of two years. This license was renewed, June 
7, 1871. He was ordained an evangelist by a Council of Con- 
gregational churches at Crete, Neb., July 11, 1872. He was 
a tutor in Yale University from 1865 to 1867 and then spent 
two years abroad. Returning to New Haven he was again 
a tutor in Yale University. During a part of 1872 he sup- 
plied the Congregational church at Aurora, Neb., and the 
Congregational churches of Sutton and Harvard, Neb., dur- 
ing the year following. He was professor of Greek and Latin 
in Doane College, Neb., from 1873 until his death, and presi- 
dent of the same from 1881 until his death, which occurred 
May 21, 1912, at Battle Creek, Mich., of pulmonary oedema, in 
the 74th year of his age. He was buried at Crete, Neb. He 
received the degree of D.D. from Yale University in 1898. 
His connection with Doane College covered a period of forty 
years. 

He was married July 3, 1876, in Charlestown, Mass., to 
Helen Doane, who, with three sons and one daughter, survives 
him. 



STEPHEN WILSON POMEROY, 
Son of Thomas and Mary Ann (Wilson) Pomeroy, was born 



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Dec. 16, 1836, in Roxbury, Pa. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Middlespring, 
Pa., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in Academia, Pa., under John H. Shumaker, and he 
graduated from Lafayette College in 1861. He was first ser- 
geant of the 126th Pennsylvania volunteers from August 1862 
to May 1863, and after this served for a time on the Sanitary 
Commission. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1863, 
taking the full three years' course there, and graduating in 
1866. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Carlisle, July 7, 
1865, and ordained by the same Presbytery, Nov. 6, 1868. 
He supplied the Seventh Street (Covenant) Church of Har- 
risburg, Pa., from September 1866 to April 1867. He was 
pastor of the McConnelsburg, Green Hill and Wells Valley 
churches from Nov. 6, 1868, to April 12, 1871 ; pastor of the 
church of Newton Hamilton, Pa., from Aug. 19, 1871, to 
April 9, 1878; of the Mount Union Church, Pa., from Aug. 
24, 1871, to April 8, 1884; of the church at Shirleysburg, 
Pa., from Oct. 17, 1878, to April 8, 1884, and of the Bald 
Eagle, Nittany and Beech Creek churches, Pa., from June 2, 
1886, to March 11, 1899. During the interval between the 
last two pastorates he resided in ill health at Pleasant View, 
Pa. After 1899 he resided in Harrisburg, Pa., until his death, 
which occurred July 5, 1912, in Harrisburg, in the 76th year 
of his age. He was buried in the Paxtang Cemetery near 
Harrisburg. He taught in the Tuscarora Academy from 1857 
to 1858. 

He was married Nov. 27, 1867, in Pleasant View, Pa., to 
Euphemia Knox Smith, who, with one son and three danghters, 
survives him. 



WILLIAM HENRY SAWTELLE, 
Son of Luther Henry and Maria Ann (Hauver) Sawtelle, was 
born June 17, 1834, at Port Dickinson, near Binghamton, N. Y. 



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He made a public confession of his faith in the First Presby- 
terian Church at Binghamton, at the age of fourteen. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in the Binghamton Academy, 
and he graduated from Hanover College, Ind., in 1862. He 
spent the following year in teaching at Spring Hill, Ind. En- 
tering the Seminary at Princeton in 1863, ne took the full 
three years' course there, graduating in 1866. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 20, 1865, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Chenango, Nov. 13, 1866, being 
at the some time installed pastor of the church at Nineveh, 
N. Y., and was released from tiiis charge April 21, 1880. 
During the next two years he resided at Greene, N. Y. He 
was pastor of the church at Athens, Pa., from Jan. 27, 1882, to 
Oct. 29, 1905, and stated supply of the churches of Ulster 
and Ulster Village, Pa., from April 1906 to February 1912. 
He then moved to Binghamton, N. Y., where he died Nov. 
5, 1912, of nervous prostration, in the 79th year of his age. 
He was buried in the Floral Park Cemetery, Binghamton. 

He was married Dec. 11, 1866, in Nineveh, N. Y., to Sallie 
Martin Smith, who, with five sons and two daughters, sur- 
vives him. 



FREDERIC EICHELEERGER SHEARER, D.D., 
Son of George Lewis and Eliza (Eichelberger) Shearer, was 
born March 27, 1838, in Dillsburg, York County, Pa. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Lower Tuscarora 
Church, Academia, Pa., at the age of nineteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Tuscarora Academy, under J. H. 
Shumaker, and he graduated from Princeton University in 
1862. During the next year he labored as the Washington 
agent of the U. S. Christian Commission and as its superin- 
tendent at Gettysburg, Pa. He also engaged in the same work 
during the first vacation of his seminary course. Entering 



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the Seminary at Princeton in 1863, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1866. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Huntington, June 21, 1865, and ordained 
by the Presbytery of Long Island, April 15, 1866, being at 
the same time installed co-pastor of the church at Southamp- 
ton, L. I., and becoming its sole pastor from 1867 to 1870. 
He was then district secretary of the American Tract Society, 
stationed in San Francisco, Cal., from 1870 to 1884. From 
1884 to 1887 ne was editor and publisher of the "Occident", 
published at San Francisco. After this he engaged in real 
estate and insurance business at Santa Rosa, Cal., from 1887 
to 1893. He then resided in Chicago, 111., from 1893 to 1896, 
and in New York City from 1896 until his death, which oc- 
curred July 20, 1912, in New York City, of inflammation of the 
bladder, in the 75th year of his age. He was buried in Wood- 
lawn cemetery, New York City. He received the degree of 
D.D. from Highland University in 1885. He was stated clerk 
of the Presbytery of Long Island, from 1869 to 1870; of the 
Presbytery of San Francisco, from 1871 to 1887, and of the 
Presbytery of New York, from 1902 to 1907. He was also 
stated clerk of the Synod of the Pacific, from 1873 to 1889, 
and was moderator of the same Synod in 1874. He was a 
director of the San Francisco Theological Seminary from 1875 
to 1888. In his early life between the years of 1854 and i860 
he engaged in teaching in Cumberland County, Pa. ; in the 
common schools of York County, Pa. ; in the Tuscarora 
Academy, Pa., in the Burnt Corn Academy, Ala., and in the 
Cumberland Valley Institute, Pa. He was the New York City 
correspondent of the Presbyterian from 1902 to 1912, until 
within three weeks of his death, and he prepared the charges 
against Professor McGiffert of Union Theological Seminary, as 
well as the appeal and complaint of the Presbytery of New 
York to the General Assembly in the same case. He published 
a History and Manual of the Presbyterian Church of South- 



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ampton, as well as four editions of the Pacific Coast edition, 
of the Williams Tourist Guide. 

He was married Nov. 14, 1866, in Lancaster, Pa., to Kather- 
ine Baker Russel, who, with two sons and one daughter, 
survives him. 



JOHN CABRINGTOH, D.D. 
Son of Joseph and Maria (Webster) Carrington, was born 
Aug. 13, 1840, in Princeton, N. J. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Princeton, at 
the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
Princeton, under Mr. John E. Schenck, and he graduated 
from Princeton Uinversity in 1865. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1868. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 18, 1867, and ordained 
an evangelist by the same Presbytery, April 26, 1868, having 
devoted his life to the work of foreign missions. In June 
1868 he sailed for Siam, and was a missionary in that country, 
at Bangkok until 1872, and then at Aynthia until 1875, when 
he returned to America. He supplied the church at Lehighton, 
Pa., from 1875 to 1877, and the churches of Columbia and 
Sonora, Cal., from 1877 to 1878; was pastor of the Congrega- 
tional church at Antioch, Cal., 1878-81 ; stated supply of the 
Presbyterian churches of lone and Amador, Cal., 1881-1882; of 
the Lebanon Church, San Francisco, from January 1883 until 
installed its pastor, April 4, 1886, and continued in this charge 
until Dec. 14, 1889. He then returned to Siam and ministered 
to the Second church of Bangkok, from 1890 until 1893. He 
was agent of the American Bible Society in Bangkok, from 
1890 until his death there, Oct. 15, 1912, of apoplexy, in the 
73rd year of his age. He was buried in Bangkok. He received 
the degree of D.D. from Princeton University in 1909. His 



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duties as agent of the American Bible Society included the 
Laos Country as well as Siam. He published a Child's Primer 
in the Siamese language as well as translations of Ecclesiastes 
and the Song of Songs by Solomon from Hebrew into Siamese. 
He also revised some twenty-one books of the Bible in the 
Siamese language, and wrote many articles for various publi- 
cations on Siamese themes. During his work as agent of the 
American Bible Society he served the Presbyterian Board and 
its missionaries constantly without compensation. 

He was married May 6, 1868, in Trenton, N. J., to Sarah 
Eliza Bartine, who, with two sons, survives him. 



CHARLES SEELY WOOD, 
Son of Seely and Nancy (Burnet) Wood, was born April 19, 
1845, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Central Presbyterian Church of Cincinnati, at 
the age of eleven. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
Cincinnati, under Ebenezer S. Brooks, and he graduated from 
Miami University in 1866. He then spent six weeks as col- 
porteur for the American Tract Society. Entering the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in 1866, he took the full three years' course 
there, graduating in 1869. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Cincinnati, Sept. 1, 1868, and ordained an evangelist by 
the Presbytery of Winnebago, Nov. 2, 1870. He was stated 
supply of the church at Winneconne, Wis., from November 
1869 to October 1870, and of the church at Stevens Point, 
Wis., from October 1870 to August 1873. During the next 
two years he resided in ill health, in Cincinnati. He was 
stated supply of the churches of Richwood and York, Ohio, 
from April 1875 to February 1876, when ill health again com- 
pelled him to give up active work. He suffered an injury 
to his spine, through being thrown from a carriage, from which 
he never fully recovered. In 1877 he was honorably retired 



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from the ministry and resided in Urbana, Ohio, from that time 
until his death, which occurred Nov. 20, 1912, in Urbana, 
after a surgical operation for cancer, in the 68th year of his 
age. He was buried in the Spring Grove Cemetery of Cin- 
cinnati. He was a member of the National Geographical 
Society. He published Alice and her Two Friends, 1896, On 
the frontier with St. Clair, 1902, The Sword of Wayne, 1903, 
Camp Fires on the Scioto, 1905, Christmas at Big Moose Falls. 
191 1, and Don't give up the Ship, 1912. He also published 
historical sketches and articles in "Ohio History Sketches", 
1903, and in "Champaign County Centennial Album", 1905, 
as well as numerous articles and stories in newspapers. He 
was unmarried. 



DAVID MEBCHANT DAVENPOBT, D.D., 
Son of David and Huldah (Temple) Davenport, was born 
April 10, 1844, in Ironia, N. J. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Mendham 
N. J., at the age of twenty-one. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in Mendham, under William Rankin, and he grad- 
uated from Princeton University in 1870. Entering the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the 
full three years' course there, graduating in 1873. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Morris and Orange, April 10, 
1872, and ordained by the Presbytery of Westminster, Aug. 
12, 1873, being at the same time installed pastor of the church 
at Slateville, Pa. This relation was dissolved Sept. 18, 1888. 
He supplied the church at Sumner, Wash., from October 
1888 until installed its pastor, Feb. 20, 1890, and was re- 
leased from this charge, Jan. 23, 1896. During this pastorate 
he was professor of history in Whitworth College, Tacoma, 
Wash., for a part of 1894. After this he supplied the church 
at Snohomish, Wash., from January 1896 to April 1897, and 



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the First Church of Lebanon, Ore., from April 1897 until 
April 1904. During the next seven years he engaged in work 
as a missionary pastor in connection with the First Church of 
Seattle, Wash., serving the churches at Georgetown, Brighton, 
the First Church of Seattle, and the Green Lake Church of 
Seattle. He died Feb. 11, 1913, in Seattle, of sarcoma, in 
the 69th year of his age. He was cremated and his ashes 
placed in the crematorium of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, 
Seattle. He received the degree of D.D. from Whitworth Col- 
lege in 1897. He was secretary of the Board of Trustees of 
Whitworth College at one time and served that college as a pro- 
fessor of ecclesiastical and ancient history for three months 
in 1891, and as a lecturer on church history for several years, 
as well as teaching sacred and secular history during 1894. 

He was married Dec. 31, 1873, in Mendham, N. J., to 
Sarah Uretta Rankin, who, with two sons and one daughter, 
survives him. 



WILLIAM SCOTT FRACKELTON, 
Son of James Waddell and Mary Scott (Bullick) Frackelton, 
was born April 19, 1845, in Glasgow, Scotland. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Ann Arbor, Mich., at the age of nineteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued under a private tutor at home, and in 
the North Sangamon Academy of Athens, 111. He was a 
student in the Illinois State University and in the University 
of Michigan, from which latter he graduated in 1867. Be- 
fore coming to the Seminary he engaged in the banking 
business in Petersburg, 111. Entering the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in 1870, he remained one year. He then spent a year in 
the McCormick Theological Seminary. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Springfield, April 10, 1872, and ordained an 
evangelist by the Presbytery of Colorado, May 14, 1872. He 



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engaged in home missionary work at Bozeman, Mont., 1872-73 ; 
was stated supply of the church at Knoxville, la., 1874-75; 
was stated supply of the church at Dexter, la., in 1876, and 
stated supply of the church in Glassboro, N. J., 1877-79. 
He then went to Belfast, Ireland. He was pastor of the church 
in Tullamore, Ire., from 1881 to 1885. Going to Australia, 
he was the pastor of the church at Randwick, New South 
Wales, from 1886 to 1896, and pastor of the Ann Street 
Church of Brisbane, Queensland, from Sept. 14, 1896, until his 
death. He died Jan. 31, 1912, in the Island of Jersey, Great 
Britain, in the 67th year of his age. He was president of the 
Australasian C. E. Union in 1900 and 1901. He published 
numerous sermons and reviews, as well as several pamphlets. 
He was editor of the Presbyterian and the Australian Witness, 
from 1887 to 1888, and also during a part of 1889. He was a 
member of the Polynesian Society ; of the Australia Association 
for the Advancement of Science; of the Council of the Aus- 
tralian Climatization Society; of the Royal Geographical 
Society of Queensland, and of the Royal Society of Queens- 
land. He was also an associate of the Victorian Institute 
of London, and was founder of the Queensland Charity 
Organization. 

He was married Dec. 4, 1895, in Melbourne, Aus., to Jean 
Alexine Wishart. 



SAMUEL MACAULEY JACKSON, D.D., LL.D., 
Son of George T. and Letitia Jane Aiken (Macauley) Jackson, 
was born June 19, 1851, in New York City. He made a public 
confession of His faith in the Collegiate Reformed Dutch 
Church of New York City, at the age of fourteen. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in the Ward School, 35, New 
York City, and he graduated from the College of the City of 
New York in 1870. Entering the Seminary at Princeton the 



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same year, he spent one year there. He completed his theo- 
logical course in Union Theological Seminary, New York, from 
which he graduated in 1873. He was licensed by the Reformed 
Classis of New York, Dec. 9, 1875, and ordained by the Pres- 
bytery of Jersey City, May 30, 1876, being at the same time 
installed pastor of the church at Norwood, N. J. He was 
released from this charge, April 20, 1880. From 1878 to 
1880 he was assistant editor of Schaff's Bible Dictionary, and 
from 1880 to 1884, associate editor of Schaff-Herzog Ency- 
clopedia. From 1885 to 1886 he was editor of the Encyclopedia 
of Living Divines, and from 1888 to 1891, editor of the Con- 
cise Dictionary of Religious knowledge. From 1889 to 1891 he 
was editor of the Magazine of Christian Literature. In 1892 
he became associate editor of Johnson's Universal Cyclopaedia. 
In 1903 he took up the work of editing the New SchafT-Herzog 
Encyclopedia. He was professor of Church History in the 
New York University, from 1895 until his death, which oc- 
curred Aug. 2, 1912, in Washington, Conn., of pernicious 
anaemia, in the 62nd year of his age. He was buried in the 
Greenwood Cemetery, New York City. He received the 
degree of LL.D., from Washington and Lee University in 1892, 
and that of D.D. from New York University in 1893. Dr. 
Jackson devoted his life mainly to editorial and bibliographical 
work. He studied in Germany from July 1873 to January 
1874, and traveled in the Orient from January to July 1874. 
From July 1874 to July 1875 he was a student and traveler in 
Europe. Beside the editorial work above mentioned he edited 
the series of Heroes of the Reformation, and Handbooks for 
Practical Workers in Church and Philanthropy. He published a 
Bibliography of Foreign Missions, in 1891 ; Huldreich Zwingli, 
in 190 1, and Selections from Zwingli, in 1901, and at the time of 
his death was engaged in issuing the Latin works of Zwingli. 
He was secretary and one of the founders of the American 
Society of Church History; was Vice-president of the Charity 



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Organization Society of New York City ; was recording 
secretary of the New York Prison Association; was president 
of the Board of Trustees of the Christian College of Canton, 
China. He was also a member of the Executive Committee of 
the Burial Reform Association of New York, and of the 
Riverside Rest Association of New York . He was a member 
of the Reform Club, of the Aldine Club, and of the City Club 
of New York, and was Honorary Fellow of the Huguenot 
Society of London. He was unmarried. 



GEORGE TIFFANY McCLELLAND, 
Son of John and Elizabeth (Long) McClelland, was born 
Jan. 26, 1844, m Pardoe, Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the United Presbyterian church of Crawfords- 
ville, la., at tKe age of seventeen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in Washington, la., and in Westminster, Pa., and 
he graduated from Monmouth College, 111., in 1869. He then 
spent three years in the United Presbyterian Seminary of Mon- 
mouth, 111. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1872, he re- 
mained nearly a year. He was licensed by the United Presbyterian 
Presbytery of Keokuk, April 4, 1871, and ordained by the 
United Presbyterian Presbytery of Lake, May 5, 1874. He sup- 
plied the United Presbyterian church of Franklin, Pa., from 
November 1873 until installed its pastor May 5, 1874, and was 
released from this charge in 1876. From July to September 
1876 he supplied the United Presbyterian church of Cherry 
Fork, Ohio. He then supplied the United Presbyterian church 
of Kittanning, Pa., 1876-77, and the United Presbyterian 
church of Millersburg, Ohio, 1877-78. After this he en- 
gaged in teaching for several years. He supplied the Pres- 
byterian church of Mendocino City, Cal., from April 1881 
to April 1882. For the next eight years he engaged in business 
in San Francisco. From August to October 1891 he supplied 



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the churches of Grafton, Emerado, and Devil's Lake, N. Dak. 
During 1892 he supplied for several months the churches of 
Doddsville, Brooklyne, and Chester, 111., and the churches 
of Galena, Baxter Springs, and Louisburg, Kan., for a time 
during 1893. He supplied the church at Trenton, 111., from 
December 1893 to January 1894, and then the church at 
Greenfield, 111., for two months in 1894. His name was 
dropped from the roll of the Presbytery of St. Paul, Oct. 
6, 1896. He engaged in business in Butte, Mont., from 1896 
until his death, which occurred Jan. 12, 191 1, in Butte, 
of pleural pneumonia, within two weeks of the completion 
of his 62nd year. He was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery, 
Butte, Mont. From 1882 to 1886 he was agent in San 
Francisco for the Methodist Episcopal Book Concern. He 
was unmarried. 



THOMAS PARRY, D.D., 
Son of John and Phoebe (Hughes) Parry, was born Oct. 10, 
1844, in Llan Rhuadyr, North Wales, Gt. Brit. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Welsh Calvinistic church 
of Columbus, Wis., at the age of eight. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in Wayland University, Beaver Dam, 
Wis., and he graduated from Princeton University in 1870. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same 
year, he took the full three years' course there, graduating 
in 1873. H was licensed by the Presbytery of New Bruns- 
wick, April 9, 1873, an d ordained by the Presbytery of Kala- 
mazoo, Dec. 20, 1875. He supplied the church at Constantine, 
Mich., from September 1873 until installed its pastor at the 
time of his ordination, and was released from this charge, 
May 17, 1877. He was stated supply of the church at Ottawa, 
111., during the next year. He then served the following 
churches as pastor: First Church of Providence, R. I., 1878- 



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80; Central Church, Terre Haute, Ind., 1880-84; Jefferson 
Park Church, Chicago, 111., 1884-87; Michigan City, Ind., 
1887-93; Frankfort, Ind., 1893-96; Wilkinsburg, Pa., 1896- 
1905, and the First Church of Wichita, Kan., 1906-10. He 
then took up his residence in Philadelphia, supplying the 
Green Hill Church for a time. In June 191 1 he moved to 
Cherry Tree, Pa., where he died July 1, 1912, of a nervous 
breakdown, in the 68th year of his age. He was buried at 
Cherry Tree. He received the degre of D.D. from Gales- 
ville University in 1890. He published a number of sermons. 
He was married June 4, 1874, in Grant, Pa., to Cecilia 
Crawford Camp, who, with four daughters, survives him. 



JAMES E0SB0R0UGH, 
Son of William and Martha (Christie) Rosborough, was 
born April 15, 1839, in Prince William, N. B., Canada. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church 
of Prince William, at the age of twenty. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in Fredericton, N. B., and at Wood- 
stock College, N. B., and he graduated from the University 
of New Brunswick in 1869. He spent the following year as 
an assistant teacher in Harkens Academy, New Castle, N. B. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1870, he took the full 
three years' course there, graduating in 1873. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 10, 1872, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Halifax, July 23, 1873, being 
at the same time installed pastor of the church of Mus- 
quodoboit Harbor, N. S., and was released from this charge, 
Dec. 9, 1883. After this he was pastor of the following 
churches in Canada: Shelburne, 1883-87; Tabusintac and 
Burnt Church, N. B., 1888-92, and again of Musquodoboit 
Harbor, N. S., 1892-1908. During his last pastorate he 
served also for a time the churches of Jeddore, Clam Har- 



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bour, Ship Harbour, Lakeville and Owl's Head. After 1908 
he resided at Prince William, N. B., and died there Jan. 23, 
1913, of old age, in his 74th year. He was buried at Prince 
William. 

He was married Aug. 26, 1873, in Fredericton, N. B., to 
Sarah E. Blair, who survives him. 



WILLIAM HENRY HUBBARD, D.D., LL.D., 
Son of William Henry and Anna (Hinds) Hubbard, was born 
April 16, 185 1, in Clark County, Ky. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Chestnut Street Presbyterian Church 
of Louisville, Ky., at the age of fourteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Louisville High School and also 
in the Louisville University, and he gradauted from Amherst 
College in 187 1. He took the first year of his theological 
course in the Andover Theological Seminary, and entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1872, completing his course there 
and graduating in 1874. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of New Brunswick, April 15, 1874, and ordained an evan- 
gelist by the same Presbytery, Oct. 29, 1874. He supplied 
the Congregational church of Rutland, Mass., from 1874 to 
1876; was pastor of the Congregational church of Merrimac, 
Mass., from 1876 to 1883 '■> was pastor of the South Congrega- 
tional Church of Concord, N. H., from 1883 to 1885 ; was stated 
supply of the Second Congregational Church of Holyoke, Mass., 
from 1885 to 1886. His only other charge was as pastor of 
the First Presbyterian Church of Auburn, N. Y., from Nov. 
29, 1886, to Sept. 27, 1911. He devoted the rest of his life 
to the work of the Executive Secretary of the Executive 
Commission of the General Assembly. He died Jan. 31, 1913, 
in New York City, of valvular heart disease, in the 62nd year 
of his age. He was buried in Auburn, N. Y. He received 
the degree of D.D. from Berea College in 1905, and later, of 



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LL.D. from Gale College, Wis. Dr. Hubbard was a delegate 
of the Congregational churches to the General Assembly 
at Saratoga in 1884. 

He was married Nov. 9, 1886, in Holyoke, Mass., to Eliza- 
beth Skinner, who, with three sons, survives him. 



JOHN DONNAN COUNTERMINE, D.D., 
Son of James and Sarah (Morrison) Countermine, was born 
Aug. 6, 1846, in Duanesburg, N. Y. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Mariaville, 
N. Y., at the age of twelve. His preparatory studies were 
pursued at Andes, Delaware County, N. Y., under the Rev. 
James Smeallie, and at McGrawville, Cortland County, N. Y., 
under the Rev. Alexander Smeallie, and he graduated from 
Union College, Schenectady, in 1873. Entering the Seminary 
at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full 
three years' course there, graduating in 1876. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Albany, June 9, 1875, and ordained by 
same Presbytery, May 2, 1876, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the church at Esperance, N. Y., this relation being 
dissolved Nov. 2, 1879. After this he was pastor of the fol- 
lowing churches: Medina, N. Y., from May 18, 1881, to 
Oct. 26, 1882; the 6th Church, Albany, N. Y., from Dec. 20, 
1882, to May 2, 1887; the Clinton Avenue Congregational 
Church of Albany, from June 30, 1887, to Aug. 1, 1889; the 
Presbyterian church of York, Neb., 1889-93; tne Presby- 
terian church of Beatrice, Neb., 1893-97, an d the First 
Church of Topeka, Kan., 1897- 1904. From 1904 until 1909 
he engaged in evangelistic work in Philadelphia, Pa. He was 
pastor of the church at Hammonton, N. J., from Dec. 30, 1909, 
to Feb. 15, 191 1, and of the Fourth Reformed Presbyterian 
Church of Philadelphia, from March 16, 191 1, until his death, 
which occurred Dec. 10, 1912, in Philadelphia, of paralysis, in 



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the 63rd year of his age. He was buried in Schenectady, N. Y. 
He took a special course of three years' study in the Omaha 
University, Neb., for the degree of doctor of divinity which 
was conferred upon him in 1892. Dr. Countermine was one 
of the original directors of the Omaha Theological Seminary. 
He was trustee of Hastings College, Neb., of York College, 
Neb., and of Emporia College, Kansas. He published The 
Religious Belief of Shakespeare, 1906, Daybreak Every- 
where, 1907, Joseph Addison, the Man and Author, as well 
as numerous sermons, lectures and addresses. For a time he 
was editor of the Midland Presbyterian. 

He was twice married: (1) May 17, 1876, in Schenec- 
tady, N. Y., to Josefa Xavier, who died March 28, 1912; (2) 
Sept. 26, 1912, in Philadelphia, to Clara Anna Potter, who 
survives him. 



SAMUEL McLANAHAN, 
Son of James Craig and Sarah (Kennedy) McLanahan, was 
born Feb. 12, 1853, near Greencastle, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Green- 
castle, at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Chambersburg Academy, Pa., J. H. Shumaker, 
Ph.D., principal, and he graduated with honor from Prince- 
ton University in 1873. He took the first two years of his 
theological course in Union Theological Seminary, N. Y., and 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1875 as a senior, remain- 
ing one year and graduating in 1876. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Carlisle, June 14, 1876, and ordained by the 
same Presbytery, June 19, 1877. He supplied the church at 
Waynesboro, Pa., from October 1876 until installed its pastor 
at the time of his ordination, and continued in this charge until 
Jan. 31, 1880. He was then pastor of the Lafayette Square 
Church, Baltimore, Md., from May 4, 1880, to June 30, 1893. 



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From 1 89 1 to 1895 he was chairman of the Committee of 
Synodical Sustentation of the Synod of Baltimore. He became 
pastor of the church at Lawrenceville, N. J., Oct. 27, 1895, and 
was released from this charge, June 27, 191 1, that he might 
take up the work of superintendent of Synodical Home Mis- 
sions for the Synod of New Jersey with his residence at 
Princeton, N. J. He died suddenly Nov. 3, 191 2, in Elizabeth, 
N. J., in the 60th year of his age. He was buried in Cedar 
Hill Cemetery, Greencastle, Pa. He was at one time secretary 
of the Evangelical Alliance of Baltimore and of the Ministerial 
Union of Baltimore and vicinity. He was moderator of the 
Synod of Baltimore in 1892, and chairman of the Committe on 
Home Missions of the Synod of New Jersey, from 1905 to 
191 1, and was a member of the Board of Publication and 
Sabbath School Work from 1906 until his death. He was also 
a director of the Bloomfield Seminary from 1906 until his death. 
He published a number of articles in the religious and mis- 
sionary periodicals and magazines, among these being "Francis 
Makemie" and "David Brainerd", in the Home Missionary 
series. His more important publication was "Our people of 
foreign speech", N. Y., 1904. A second edition of this was 
published in 1906. 

He was twice married: (1) Oct. 17, 1877, in Greencastle, 
Pa., to Maud Imbrie, who died Feb. 14, 1884; (2) June 26, 
1889, in Baltimore, Md., to Mary Minor Latine, who, with one 
son by his first wife and four sons by his second, survives him. 



EDWARD CHARLES EVANS, D.D., 
Son of Edward and Sarah (Jones) Evans, was born Oct. 
29, 1844, in Wrexham, North Wales. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church 
of Wrexam, at the age of sixteen. He came to America in 
1869. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Van 



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Rensselaer Institute of Hightstown, N. J., under the Rev. Dr. 
J. E. Alexander, and he graduated from Princeton University 
in 1876. He then spent one year at Oxford University, Eng- 
land, as Classical Fellow of Princeton University, and a second 
year in preaching in the Welsh church at Shenandoah, Pa. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1878, remaining one 
year. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Flintshire, North 
Wales, May 29, 1869, and ordained by the Welsh Presbytery 
of Southern Pennsylvania, April 27, 1878. He was pastor of 
the Welsh Presbyterian Church of Shenandoah, Pa., from 1878 
to 1879, and a professor in Lake Forest College during part 
of the latter year. After this he was pastor of the Welsh 
Presbyterian church of Remsen, N. Y., from November 1879 
to November 1882 ; pastor of the Welsh church of Cincinnati, 
Ohio, from November 1882 to January 1886. He then 
returned to Remsen, N. Y., and supplied the Welsh church 
of that place from 1887, until his death, which occurred Oct. 
23, 1912, in Remsen, of myocarditis, within six days of the 
completion of his 68th year. He was buried in Remsen. He 
was a member of several Cambro-American societies and was 
a delegate of the Welsh General Assembly to the Presbyterian 
Alliance in Edinburgh in 1877, and in Belfast in 1884. He 
received the degree of D.D. from Hamilton College in 1910. 
Dr. Evans published several sermons and lectures in the Welsh 
language, and the biography and sermons of the late Rev. 
William Roberts, D.D., of Utica, N. Y., in 1890, in the Welsh 
language. He also published in English, a pamphlet on the 
Scope and Authority of the Teaching of Scripture, in 1882. 
He was editor and proprietor of the Cambrian, an English 
magazine for Welsh-American people, from January 1887 to 
January 1897. 

He was twice married: (1) Nov. 1, 1882, in Remsen, N. Y., 
to Lizzie Richard Richards, who died Aug. 12, 1906; (2) Dec. 



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10, 1907, in Chicago, 111., to Lizzie Meredith, who, with two 
sons by his first marriage, survives him. 



WILLIAM FRASER, 
Son of William and Isabella (Fraser) Fraser, was born Nov. 
25, 1859, in Dundee, Quebec, Can. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Fort Covington, 
N. Y., at the age of eleven. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Huntingdon Academy, Canada, under Professor 
J. McGregor, and he graduated from McGill University, 
Montreal, in 1883. He took the first year of his theological 
course in the Presbyterian College of Montreal, and entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1884, completing his course there 
and graduating in 1886. He was licensed and ordained by 
the Presbytery of Troy, April 21, 1886. He was stated supply 
of the following churches : Middle and South Granville, N. Y., 
from May 10, 1886, to Sept. 30, 1888; Salem, from Oct. 12, 
1888, until installed pastor, Oct. 12, 1889, retaining this charge 
until Dec. 28, 1892; stated supply at Rouse's Point and Cham- 
plain, from March 1, 1893, unt ^ his death, which occurred 
Feb. 17, 1912, in Champlain, of cancer of the stomach followed 
by pneumonia, in the 53rd year of his age. He was buried in 
the Elmwood Cemetery, Fort Covington, N. Y. 

He was married July 28, 1887, in East Constable, N. Y., to 
Elizabeth McKenzie, who, with two sons and five daughters, 
survives him. 



GEORGE NEWELL EARNER, 
Son of Aaron Bradford and Amelia (Clark) Karner, was 
born Nov. 8, 1856, in Allentown, N. J. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Kingston, 
N. J., at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Princeton Preparatory School, under the Rev. 



254 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [l9 x 3 

Charles J. Collins, and he graduated from Princeton University 
in 1883. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the same year, 
he took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1886. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, May 
5, 1886, and ordained by the Presbytery of Boston, June 15, 
1886. He was stated supply of the Westminster Church, Man- 
chester, N. H., from June 15, 1886, until installed its pastor, 
Dec. 14, 1887, an d was released from this charge in September 
1890. He was pastor of the West End Church of Albany, 
N. Y., from Nov. 18, 1890, to April 15, 1902. After this time 
he engaged in business, first in Plainfield, N. J., from 1902 to 
1903, and then in Brooklyn, N. Y., from 1903 until 1910. 
He was pastor of the Southfield and Mill River Congregational 
churches from 1910 until his death, which occurred July 26, 
1912, in Mill River, Mass., of apoplexy, in the 56th year of his 
age. He was buried at Plainfield, N. J. He was a commis- 
sioner to the General Assembly in 1901. 

He was married Jan. 15, 1889, in Plainfield, N. J., to Emma 
Louise Cadmus, who, with two sons and two daughters, sur- 
vives him. 



CHALMERS FRASER, D.D., 
Son of the Rev. Donald and Valeria Augusta (Cassels) 
Fraser, was born Sept. 28, 1856, in Jacksonville, Fla. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Decatur, Ga., at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in Atlanta, Ga., under B. F. Hunter. He spent 
one year as a student in the University of Georgia, and three 
years in Davidson College from which he graduated in 1882. 
He then engaged in business for two years. He took the first 
year of his theological course in Columbia Seminary, S. C, en- 
tering the Seminary at Princeton in 1885, taking the remaining 
two years there and graduating in 1887. ^ e was licensed by the 



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Presbytery of Atlanta, Oct. 10, 1887, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Cherokee, April 27, 1888. He supplied the 
church at Marietta, Ga., from July 1887 to January 1888, and 
also the church at Ringgold, Ga., from December 1887 until he 
was installed its pastor, Aug. 12, 1888, continuing in this charge 
until November 29 of the same year. He was pastor of the 
Olivet Church of McConnellsville, S. C, from May 5, 1889, 
to June 22, 189 1 ; pastor of the Georgia Avenue Church of 
Atlanta, Ga., from Oct. 25, 1891, to Jan. 10, 1899, of the 
church at Lancaster, S. C, from 1899 to 191 1, and of the 
Gainesville church, Ga., from Nov. 1, 191 1, until his death, 
which occurred Oct. 8, 1912, in Gainesville, Ga., of heart fail- 
ure, ten days after the completion of his 56th year. He was 
buried at Decatur, Ga. He received the degree of D.D. from 
the Presbyterian College of South Carolina in 1905. 

He was married April 6, 1893, in Decatur, Ga., to Mary 
Parks Kirkpatrick, who survives him. 



WILLIAM BEESON HAMILTON, D.D., 
Son of the Rev. Dr. William Ferguson and Lydia Louisa 
(Beeson) Hamilton, was born Sept. 10, 1864, in Uniontown, 
Pa. He made a public confession of his faith in the First 
Presbyterian Church of Washington, Pa., at the age of eigh- 
teen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the public 
school of Washington, and in the preparatory department of 
Washington and Jefferson College, and he graduated from the 
latter institution in 1883. He spent the next year in teaching 
in the county public school. He then spent two years in the 
Western Theological Seminary at Allegheny, Pa., and entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in 1886, completing his theological 
course there, and graduating in 1887. After this he spent a 
year as a graduate student in the Western Theological Semi- 
nary. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Washington, April 



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28, 1886, and ordained by the same Presbytery, Sept. 16, ii 
Having devoted his life to the cause of foreign missions, he 
sailed for China in the same year and took up his missionary 
work in that country. He was stated supply of the church at 
Tsinanfu, from October 1892 until March 1897, and again 
from September 1899 until his death. He was for a time in 
1905 American consular agent and was temporarily engaged in 
the place of Dr. Hayes in the Theological College at Tsing- 
chowfu, and was so engaged at the time of his last illness. He 
died June 1, 1912, in Tsingchowfu, China, of typhus fever, 
in the 48th year of his age. He was buried at Tsinanfu. He 
received the degree of D.D. from Washington and Jefferson 
College in 1908. Dr. Hamilton was director of the Shantung 
Protestant University from 1903 until his death, and was a 
member of the Committee on Intercourse with High Officials 
in Shantung from 1906 until his death. 

He was twice married: (1) May 16, 1888, in Bellevernon, 
Pa., to Clara Linton, who died Jan. 10, 1889, m Tsinanfu; 
(2) May 11, 1892, in Chefoo, China, to Margaret Ewing 
Woods, who, with one daughter by his second marriage, sur- 
vives him. 



ELMER BRITON WALLER, 
Son of Samuel and Ann Amelia (Cocks) Waller, was born 
March 8, 1859, m Walden, Orange County, N. Y. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church 
of Seneca Falls, N. Y., at the age of eighteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Seneca Falls Academy, under 
Ezra B. Faucher, and he graduated from Union College, 
Schenectady, N. Y., in 1882. During the next two years he 
taught mathematics in the Union Classical Institute of Schenec- 
tady. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1884, he took 
the full three years' course there, graduating in 1887. He 



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was licensed by the Presbytery of Geneva, April 20, 1887, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Holston, Aug. 31, 1887, being at 
the same time installed pastor of the church of Elizabethton, 
Tenn., from which he was released May I, 1891. During this 
pastorate he was principal of the Davies Academy, Elizabeth- 
ton, Tenn. Giving up pastoral work at this time, he became 
professor of mathematics in the Maryville College, Tenn., and 
so continued until his death. He was dean of this college 
from 1905 until his death, which occurred March 29, 1913, 
in Maryville, of cerebral hemorrhage, in the 55th year of his 
age. He was buried in Magnolia Cemetery of Maryville. 
He was for a time secretary of the faculty of the Maryville 
College. 

He was married May 17, 1888, in West Charlton, N. Y., to 
Lillie Anderson Gilchrist, who, with two daughters, sur- 
vives him. 



HENRY COLEMAN BASKERVILLE, Ph.D., 
Son of William and Susannah Riddick (Jiggitts) Baskerville, 
was born Feb. 28, 1850, in Buena Vista, Va. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Old Nut-bush Presbyterian 
Church in Granville County, N. C, at the age of sixteen. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in Mr. Gee's Academy in 
Mecklenburg County, Va. He was a student in Davidson 
College, N. C, from 1863-65; in the University of Virginia, 
1865-66; and graduated from the University of Georgia in 
1867. He then was a teacher of Greek and Mathematics in 
Sparta, Ga., and later near Baltimore, Md. He was a student 
in Union Seminary, Virginia, from January 1868 until April 
1870. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Roanoke, May 1, 
1869, and ordained by the Presbytery of Chesapeake, Dec. 5, 
1872. He supplied the Presbyterian church of Rappahannock, 
Va., for a time in 1872, and was pastor of the church at 



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Laurel, Md., 1873-75. He then studied law and was admitted 
to the bar in Baltimore in 1876. He was stated supply of the 
Presbyterian church of Crookston, Minn., in 1883 ; of the church 
at North Platte, Neb., 1883-85; of the Central City church, 
Neb., 1886-87, and pastor of the church at Broken Bow, Neb., 
1888-89. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in this latter 
year, remaining one year and graduating in 1890. He was then 
pastor of the Sinking Creek and Spring Mills churches, Pa., 
from 1891 to June 1893 ; from 1895 to 1896 he engaged in 
evangelistic work at Goode's Ferry, Va. He spent the next 
year in Princeton, N. J., engaged in teaching. He supplied the 
church at Alzada, Mont., 1898-99, and became pastor-elect of 
the Nashville and Camp Crook churches, S. Dak., in 1898, and 
was pastor of the same from 1899 to 1900. He was stated 
supply of the Carmel and Spearfish Valley churches, S. Dak., in 
1901, and their pastor from 1902 to 1904. After this he was 
pastor of the church at Edgemont, S. Dak., 1905-06; of the 
church at New London, Minn., 1906-07; of the Harrison and 
Spicer churches, Minn., in 1908, and of the Royalton and 
Holdingford churches, Minn., from February 1909 to October 
1910. In 191 1 he returned to Princeton as a graduate student, 
remaining until his death, which occurred June 30, 1912, in 
the Mercer Hospital, at Trenton, N. J., of intestinal cancer, 
in the 63rd year of his age. He was buried in the Princeton 
cemetery. He received the degree of B.D. from Princeton 
Seminary in 1897, and the degree of Ph.D. from YVooster 
University in 1903. 

He was twice married: (1) July, 1871, in Cumberland 
County, Va., to Julia Blanton. who died April 29, 1879; ( 2 ) 
May 12, 1880, in Plattsburg, N. Y., to Emma Reed, who, with 
one daughter by his first marriage and four sons by his second, 
survives him. 



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BENJAMIN JONES MORGAN, Ph.D., 

Son of the Rev. William Evan and Mary (Jones) Morgan, was 
born Feb. 22, 1869, in Scranton, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Nelson, 
N. Y., at the age of twelve. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Deichman's School, Baltimore, Md., and he 
graduated from New Windsor College, Md., in 1894. He 
spent a short time at Princeton in the fall of 1893, returning 
to New Windsor to complete his course there. He was a stu- 
dent in Auburn Theological Seminary, from 1894 to 1897, 
graduating therefrom in the latter year. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Lyons, April 22, 1896, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Hudson, Oct. 5, 1897, being at the same time 
installed pastor of the church at Circleville, N. Y., from which 
he was released in 1900. He then resided, as an evangelist, in 
Middletown, N. Y., for one year. He was pastor of the 
church at Stanhope, N. J., from July 17, 1901, to Dec. 5, 1904. 
He supplied the church at Springfield, N. Y., in 1905 ; that in 
Fowlerville, N. Y., from 1906 to 1909, and that in Nunda, 
N. Y., from May 1910 to January 191 1, when ill-health com- 
pelled him to give up pastoral work. From this time until his 
death he resided in Washington, N. J., where he died, March 
8, 1913, of diseases of the bladder and kidney, in the 45th year 
of his age. He was buried in Washington, N. J. He received 
the degree of Ph.D. from Gale College in 1899. When quite 
young he learned the plumber's trade, working in the day and 
studying in the schools at Scranton at night that he might get 
an education. He graduated from the Woods Business College 
in 1888, and for a time was engaged in the hardware business. 
He was married June 14, 1898, in Bullville, N. Y., to Grace 
May Santee, who, with three sons and one daughter, sur- 
vives him. 



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JOHN ARCHIBALD McKBE, 
Son of the Rev. Samuel Vigo and Susannah Cameron (Va- 
natta) McKee, was born Oct. 12, 1 871, in Waynesville, 111. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian 
church of Birmingham, Mich., at the age of fifteen. He 
studied in the preparatory department of Alma College, 
Mich., and then spent one year in Hanover College, taking the 
rest of his college course in Wabash College from which he 
graduated in 1894. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the 
fall of the same year, he took the full three years' course there, 
graduating in 1897. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Crawfordsville, May 28, 1896, and ordained an evangelist by 
the same Presbytery, June 28, 1897. He supplied the church at 
Waveland, Ind., from May 1897 to August 1899. After this 
he went to Bangkok, Siam, as a foreign missionary, remain- 
ing there from 1899 to 1902. He was obliged to return to 
this country on account of his wife's health. He was pastor 
of the church at East Jordan, Mich., from June 1, 1903, to 
Oct. 31, 1906, and stated supply of the Redford Church, 
Detroit, Mich., from November 1906 to October 1907. At 
this time he became field secretary of the Northwestern Agency 
of the American Bible Society with his headquarters in 
Chicago, 111., and his residence in Oak Park, 111. He con- 
tinued in this work until his death, residing after January 
1913 in Newburg, Ind. He died March 31, 1913, in the 
Thornton Home, at Newburg, Ind., of Hodgkins disease of 
the spleen, in the 42nd year of his age. He was buried at 
South Bend, Ind. He was a commissioner to the General 
Assembly in 1906, and was chairman of the Committee on 
Foreign Missions of the Synod of Michigan, from 1905 
to 1907. 

He was married Aug. 9, 1899, in Alma, Mich., to Clarissa 
Safford Booth, who, with one son and one daughter, sur- 
vives him. 



I913] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 26l 

ROY CHALMERS FLEMING, 
Son of the Rev. Samuel Byers and Emma Eliza (Guthrie) 
Fleming, was born Aug. I, 1881, in Arkansas City, Kan. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian 
Church of Wichita, Kan., at the age of eleven. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued in the Lewis Academy of Wichita, 
and he graduated from Emporia College in 1902. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took 
the full three years' course there, graduating in 1905. He 
was licensed and ordained by the Presbytery of Emporia, 
May 15, 1905. He supplied the First church of Leavenworth, 
Kan., during the summer of 1905, and was pastor of the church 
at Kingman, Kan., from 1906 to 1908, and of the church at 
Larned, Kan., from 1908 until his death, which occurred June 
12, 1912, at Larned, after an operation for appendicitis, in the 
31st year of his age. He was buried at Wichita, Kan. He was 
moderator of the Larned Presbytery in 1907, and was chair- 
man of the Committee on Publication and Sabbath School 
Work in both his Presbytery and Synod. 

He was married June 20, 1905, in Wichita, Kan., to Mabel 
Vaughn Acken, who, with one son, survives him. 



ROBERT HOWARD MULHOLLAND, 
Son of Robert and Anna (Borland) Mulholland, was born 
Sept. 21, 1882, in Pittsburgh, Pa. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the First United Presbyterian Church of 
Beaver Falls, Pa., at the age of fourteen. He prepared for 
college under his father in Beaver Falls, and graduated from 
Geneva College in 1903. For the next two years he was en- 
gaged in the civil engineering department of the P. & S. E. 
R. R. He spent the first year of his theological course in the 
United Presbyterian Seminary at Allegheny, Pa., and entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in 1906, completing his course there 



262 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [l9 x 3 

and graduating in 1908. He was licensed by the United Presby- 
terian Presbytery of Beaver Valley, June 25, 1907, and ordained 
by the same Presbytery, June 23, 1908, being at the same time 
installed pastor of the Highland U. P. Church of New Castle, 
Pa. He was released from this charge, Jan. 12, 1912. He was 
pastor of the Second U. P. Church of Pittsburgh, Pa., from 
March 21, 1912, until his death, which occurred Oct. 6, 1912, 
in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, of tuberculosis, 
in the 31st year of his age. He was buried in the Homewood 
Cemetery, Pittsburgh. He was unmarried. 



NATHANIEL RUE FOSTER, 
Son of John Scott and Mary (Mack) Foster, was born June 
13, 1884, in Imlaystown, N. J. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Cream Ridge Presbyterian church, N. J., at 
the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the Peddie Institute of Hightstown, N. J., and he graduated 
from Lafayette College in 1909. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1912. He was licensed 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Brooklyn, June 3, 1912, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the Cuyler Church 
of Brooklyn. This relation continued until his death, only two 
weeks after it was constituted. He was injured in an auto- 
mobile accident near Somerville, N. J., and died soon after 
reaching the hospital in Somerville, June 17, 1912, four days 
after the completion of his 28th year. He was buried in the 
Cream Ridge Cemetery, N. J. He was married. 



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INDEX 

PAGE 

Andrews, William Given 229 

Baskerville, Henry Coleman 257 

Beall, Benjamin Leander 209 

Benedict, Benjamin Gilbert 233 

Bittinger, Michael Henry 212 

Bruen, Edward Baldwin 207 

Carrington, John 239 

Conklin, Newton James 231 

Couch, Walter Varick 220 

Countermine, John Donnan 249 

Davenport, David Merchant 241 

Evans, Edward Charles 251 

Fleming, Roy Chalmers 261 

Foster, Nathaniel Rue 262 

Frackelton, William Scott 242 

Fraser, Chalmers 254 

Fraser, William 253 

Gibson, James 222 

Guy, Edward Alexander 226 

Hamilton, William Beeson 255 

Hubbard, William Henry 248 

Jackson, Samuel Macauley • • 243 

Karner, George Newell 253 

Kugler, John Backer 225 

Lee, Henry Flavel 223 

Lee, Samuel Orlando 22S 

Lester. William Havens 215 

Life, George Mason • • 230 

McClelland, George Tiffany 245 

McGlatiiery, William 234 

McKee, John Archibald 260 

McLanahan, Samuel 250 

Mathers, Joseph Hamilton 216 

Merrill, John Leverett 224 



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Morgan, Benjamin Jones 259 

mulhoi.laxd, robert howard 261 

Xewcomb, Homer Sackett 232 

Park, James 208 

Parry, Thomas 246 

Perry, David Braixerd 235 

Pomeroy. Stephen* Wilson 235 

Pratt, Henry Barrington 21S 

Rendall, Isaac Norton 219 

Rosborough, James 247 

Sawtelle, William Henry 236 

Shearer, Frederic Eichelberger 237 

Simonton, Thomas Davis 221 

Sproull, Alexander W 214 

Waller, Elmer Briton 256 

Wilson, David Agnew 211 

Wood, Charles Seely 240 

Woodhull, George Spafford 213 



NECROLOGICAL REPORT 

PRESENTED TO THE 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

OF 

PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 

AT ITS ANNUAL MEETING 
May 5th, 1914 



By the Editor 



Entered at the Post Office at Princeton, N. J., as second-class mail matter 



266 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [ : 9!4 



NOTICE 



The new office of Editor of the Necrological Reports having been 
created and the undersigned having been elected to that office, he 
earnestly solicits the aid of all the Alumni of the Seminary in the prep- 
aration of these Reports. When an alumnus dies, newspaper notices, 
funeral or memorial sermons, and any other information will be grate- 
fully received. Let these be sent, as soon as possible after the death 
of the person to whom they relate, to 

JOSEPH H. DULLES, 

Princeton, N. J. 



OFFICERS 

OF 

THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

FOR THE YEAR 1914-1915 



Rev. George C. Yeisley, D.D., '74, President 

Rev. Russell Cecil, D.D., '78, Vice-President 

Rev. Harold M. Robinson, '04, Secretary 

Rev. W. Brenton Greene, Jr., D.D., Treasurer 

Rev. G. B. F. Hallock, D.D., '85, f Additional Members 

Rev. R. P. D. Bennett, '95, J of the 

Rev. C. E. McCartney, '05, Executive Committee 



1 9 1 4 J NECROLOGICAL REPORT 267 



ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

OF 
PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 



Princeton, N. J., May 5, 1914. 

The Alumni Association met for dinner in Stuart Hall at 
12.30 p. m., with the President, the Rev. William B. Jennings, 
D.D., '83, in the chair. A blessing was asked by the Rev. 
Edward P. Cowan, D.D., '64. At the close of the dinner the 
Association was called to order for a brief business session. 

The Executive Committee presented its report which was 
adopted and is as follows: 

Officers for the ensuing year : 

President — The Rev. George C. Yeisley, D.D., of the 
class of '74. 

Vice-President — The Rev. Russell Cecil, D.D., of the 
class of '78. 

Secretary — The Rev. Harold M. Robinson, of the class 
of '04. 

Treasurer — The Rev. W. Brenton Greene, Jr., D.D., of the 
class of '80. 

Additio)ial members of the Executive Committee — Rev. 
G. B. F. Hallock, D.D., of the class of '85, R. P. D. Bennett, 
of the class of '95, and the Rev. C. E. McCartney, of the class 
of '05. 



268 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [ I 9 I 4 

In the absence of the Treasurer his report was read by the 
Rev. Frank Lukens, '94, and is as follows : 

! 

William Brenton Greene, Jr., Treas., in account with the Alumni 
Association of Princeton Theological Seminary. 

Balance as per last Report $4.21 

Interest for one year @ 5% 21 

On hand May 5, 1914 $4-4-2 

W. Brenton Greene, Jr v 

Treasurer. 

The Report was approved. 

The sympathy of the Association was expressed for Dr. 
Greene because of his absence on account of death in his 
family, and prayer was offered by the Rev. William Y. Chap- 
man, D.D., '89. 

At the conclusion of the business meeting, after-dinner 
speeches were made by the following, who were introduced by 
the President: Professor Warfield, '76, Acting President, rep- 
resenting the Faculty ; ex-President Patton, '65 ; the Rev. 
Theodore S. Wynkoop, representing the class of '64; the Rev. 
W. J. Holland, D.D., LL.D., representing the class of '74; the 
Rev. David Wills, Jr., D.D., representing the class of '84; the 
Rev. Charles A. Killie, representing the class of '89; the Rev. 
Francis Palmer, representing the class of '94, and the Rev. 
Guy L. Morrill, representing the class of '04. 

After the singing of one verse of "Blest be the tie that 
binds" the benediction was pronounced by Dr. Patton, and the 
Association adjourned. 

KERR D. MACMILLAN, 

Secretary. 



1914] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 269 



abstract of the 
Necrological Report 

FOR 1914 

The Report for the year ending March 31, 1914, contains notices of 
one director, Morris H. Stratton, Esq., of Salem, N. J.; one trustee, 
the Hon. Joseph Cross, of Elizabeth, N. J., and of forty-six former 
students of the Seminary. Five of these should have been included in 
earlier Reports, but the fact of their death did not reach the Editor 
in time. 

Of the forty-six former students the oldest was the Rev. Thomas 
S. Childs, D.D., '50, who reached the age of eighty-nine years and two 
months. Eight others passed their 80th year, thirteen their 70th year, 
and twelve their 60th year. The youngest died at the age of twenty-six. 
The average age of the forty-six was sixty-seven years, five months 
and six days. The average age at which they made public con- 
fession of their faith was seventeen years and eight months. 



270 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [ I 9 I 4 

DIRECTOR 

DIED 

Morris H. Stratton, Esq. Jan. 12, 1914 

TRUSTEE 
Hon. Joseph Cross Oct. 29, 1913 

ALUMNI 
class 
847. Benjamin Franklin Bittinger, D.D., 

Daniel Niles Freeland 
850. Thomas Spencer Childs, D.D. 

Stephen Grover Dodd 

853. William Young Brown, D.D. 

William Evan Jones, D.D. 

854. Andrew Bigelow Morse 

856. William John Knox 

857. Henry Addison Harlow 
859. Joseph Maner Bostick 
S61. Williamson Kevin Geddes, Ph.D. 

862. Robert Long Adams 

863. Edward Payson Marvin 

864. George Sayles Bishop, D.D. 
George Franklin Merriam 

865. William George Thomas 

866. John Keir Beairsto 

867. James Frederick Ross Appleby, M.D. 
James Shepard Dennis, D.D. 

868. Joseph Frederic Dripps, D.D. 
John Loyell Murray, D.D. 
John Linton Stuart, D.D. 

869. Isaac Van Wart Schenck, D.D. 

871. Robert Houston Craig, LL.D. 
Kenneth McKay 

872. William Durant. D.D. 

873. Leander George Macneill 
876. James Stott Westcott 
S77. Daniel Brewer Banta 

Robert Gibson McNiece, D.D. 
1880. Ashbel Green Lane, D.D. 



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15, 


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CLASS 

l88l. 

1882. 

lg~ 

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1894. 

1895. 
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1900. 



1911. 
1912. 



Jay Henry Long 

Thomas Cumming Beattie 
Henry Clay Gillingham 
Henry Drennan Lindsay, D.D. 
John Adams Muir 
William Kent Preston 
Benjamin Palmer Reid 
George Leslie Johnston 
James Ross Macdonald 
Albert Childs Salls 
Robert James Dick 
Samuel Thompson Graham 
Harry Apgar Nye 
Charles Moody Ruland 
William Whiting Borden 





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22, 


1913 


Dec. 


17, 


1013 


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18, 


1914 


Apr. 


22, 


1913 


Nov. 


3. 


1913 


Dec. 


4, 


1913 


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18, 


1914 


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23, 


1912 


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21, 


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16, 


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DIRECTOR 



MORRIS HANCOCE STRATTON, Esq., 
Son of the Rev. Daniel and Eleanor Caroline (Hancock) 
Stratton, was born July 19, 1838, in Newbern, N. C. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in the Salem Academy, 
N. J., and in the Edge Hill School of Princeton, and he gradu- 
ated from Princeton University in 1858. He engaged in the 
study of law in the Albany Law School, receiving the degree 
of LL.B. from the Albany University in i860, and was ad- 
mitted to the New York Bar the same year and to the New 
Jersey Bar in 1877. He practiced law at first in Troy, N. Y., 
and after that in Salem, N. J., where he resided until his 
death, Jan. 12, 1914, of uremic poison, in the 76th year of his 
age. He was buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery of Salem, 
N. J. He was a Captain of the Second Regiment, New Jersey 
Cavalry in the Civil War, from 1863 to 1864. He was a 
ruling elder of the Presbyterian church of Salem, from 1889 
until his death, and was several times a commissioner to the 
General Assembly. He was a member of the Committee for 
the Revision of the Confession of Faith, and was Superin- 
tendent of the Sunday School of the Presbyterian church of 
Salem, and a teacher in the same for many years. He was 
also active in the County Bible Society and the Salem 
Y. M. C. A. He was a director of Princeton Seminary from 
1896 until his death. 

He was married June 7, 1876, in Mott Haven, N. Y., to 
Ellen Chambers Smith, who died July 14, 1877. One son 
survives him. 



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TRUSTEE 



HON. JOSEPH CROSS, 
Son of William and Sara Maria (Lee) Cross, was born Dec. 
29, 1843, near Morristown, N. J. He graduated from Prince- 
ton University in 1865, and then studied law under the Hon. 
William F. Magie and later at the Columbia University Law 
School. He was admitted to the Bar in 1868. From 1869 
to 1880 he was a member of the law firm of Magie and 
Cross, practicing in Elizabeth, N. J. From 1880 to 1905 he 
was the head of the law firm of Cross and Noe. In the latter 
year he was appointed United States District Court Judge 
of New Jersey, and continued in this office until his death. 
From 1888 to 1891 he was District Court Judge for Elizabeth. 
N. J. In 1893 he was elected a member of the New Jersey 
State Assembly and being re-elected was made speaker. He 
was a member of the New Jersey Senate from 1899 to I 9°5( 
being President of the Senate in the latter year. His ap- 
pointment as United States District Judge was by President 
Roosevelt. He resided during all of his active life in Eliza- 
beth, N. J. He was a Trustee of Princeton Seminary from 
1910 until his death. He died Oct. 29, 1913, in Elizabeth, of 
old age, in his 70th year. He was buried in the Evergreen 
Cemetery of Elizabeth, N. J. He was a member of the Prince- 
ton Club of New York; of the Essex Club of New York and 
of the Town and Country Club of Elizabeth. 

He was married Oct. 19, 1870, in Irvington, N. Y., to Mary 
Pritchard Whiting, who survives him. 



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ALUMNI 



BENJAMIN FRANKLIN BITTINGER, D.D., 

Son of John and Mary (Coskery) Bittinger, was born Aug. 10, 
1824, in Waynesboro, Pa. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Methodist Protestant church of Georgetown, 
D.C., at the age of seventeen. He pursued his classical studies 
under the Rev. James McVean, in Georgetown. He entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in 1844 taking the full three years' 
course there, and graduating in 1847. He was licensed Apr. 
15, 1847 by tne Presbytery of Baltimore and ordained an 
evangelist Nov. 2, 1847, by the Presbytery of Luzerne. He 
was stated supply of the church at Tamaqua, Pa., from May 
1847 to April 1850; of the church at Winchester, Va., from 
April to August 1850, and of the church at Lewinsville, Va., 
from October 1850 until installed its pastor May 30, 1852, being 
released from this charge Jan. 15, 1857. He was pastor of the 
7th Street Church, Washington, D. C, from Mar. 12, 1857, 
to June 1, 1863; of the church at Ellicott City, Md., from 
Nov. 3, 1863, to Dec. 1, 1867, and of the 7th Street (now 
Westminster Memorial) Church, Washington, D. C, from 
Jan. 5, 1869, to Oct. 10, 1899, a period of 31 years. At this 
time he gave up the active ministry, continuing his residence in 
Washington until his death, which occurred Sept. 19, 1913, in 
Washington, of paralysis, in the 81 st year of his age. He was 
buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington. He received 
the honorary degree of D.D. from Pennsylvania College, Get- 
tysburg, Pa., in 1877 : He was stated clerk of the Presbytery 
of Washington City from 1873 to 1909, and was chaplain of 
the Presbyterian Home for the Aged in Washington until a 



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year previous to his death. He published a Manual of law 
and usage of the Presbyterian Church in 1888, and the Rise, 
progress and influence of Presbyterianism in the District of 
Columbia, 1895. He also published a number of sermons. 

He was twice married: (1) May 14, 1850, in Georgetown, 
D. C, to Catherine Malvina Libbey, who died Apr. 23, 1859; 
(2) June 25, 1861, in Jersey City, N. J., to Ann Elizabeth 
Rodgers, who died Mar. 25, 1896. He is survived only by a 
grandson. 



DANIEL NILES FEEELANS, 
Son of David Stansbury and Hannah Niles (Miller) Freeland, 
was born May 15, 1825, in Philadelphia, Pa. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Second Presbyterian 
Church of Philadelphia, at the age of fifteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the University Academy, Philadelphia, 
under Samuel W. Crawford, D. D., and privately with Henrv 
D. Gregory. He graduated from the University of Pennsyl- 
vania in 1844. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall 
of the same year, he took the full three years' course there, 
graduating in 1847. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Philadelphia, Apr. 7, 1847, an d ordained by the Presbytery of 
Hudson, Mar. 7, 1848, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the church in Monroe, N. Y. He was released from this 
charge in September 1873, and again installed its pastor May 
15, 1874, and released Oct. 16, 1880. He was pastor of the 
Huguenot Memorial Church of Pelham Manor, N. Y., from 
Nov. 13, 1881, to Oct. 15, 1889; stated supply of the church at 
Hawthorn, Fla., from January 1890 to May 1893, and stated 
supply of the church at Waldo, Fla., from January 1890 to 
June 1897. After this he resided in New York City until 1912 
and thereafter in Elizabeth, N. J., until his death, July 21 , 
191 3, in Elizabeth, of paresis, in the 89th year of his age. He 
was buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City. At 



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the time of his death he was the oldest alumnus of the 
Seminary. In 1898 he published Chronicles of Monroe in the 
Olden Time. 

He was married Sept. 21, 1848, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Mary 
Eliza Burwell, who died Feb. 14, 191 3, after nearly sixty-five 
years of married life. Three daughters survive him. 



THOMAS SPENCER CHILES, D.D., 

Son of Joshua and Susan (King) Childs, was born Jan. 19, 
1825, in Springfield, Mass. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Chelsea Presbyterian Church of New York 
City (now extinct), at the age of nineteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Springfield High School, under 
the Rev. Sanford Lawton and privately under the same, and 
he graduated from the University of the City of New York 
in 1847, being the valedictorian of his class. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, taking the 
full three years' course there, and graduating in 1850. He 
remained for a year longer as a graduate student. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of New York, Apr. 17, 1850, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Connecticut, June 30, 1852. 
He served the First Church of Hartford, Conn., as stated supply 
from August 185 1 until installed its pastor at the time of his 
ordination, and was released from this charge Nov. 1, 1865. 
He was pastor of the First Congregational Church of Norwalk, 
Conn., from Feb. 6, 1866 to Apr. 12, 1870; from June 1871 
to July 1878 he was professor of Biblical and Ecclesiastical 
History in the Hartford Theological Seminary. While so 
engaged he supplied the church at Windsor Locks, Conn., from 
November 1874 to February 1878. He was professor of 
Mental and Moral Science in Worcester University, from Sep- 
tember 1880 to July 1882. From this time until 1890 he sup- 
plied several churches in Washington, D. C. He was ordained 



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an Episcopal priest Sept. 21, 1890, by Bishop Paret; from 
1891 to 1895 he was associate rector of Trinity Church, Wash- 
ington. In 1894 he became the first arch-deacon in Washing- 
ton, and continued in this office until 1900. He was associate 
rector of Christ's Church, Washington, from Jan. 7, 1896, to 
June 1, 1897, and rector of All Saints Church, Chevy Chase, 
Md., from June 4, 1899, until 1909, when advancing age com- 
pelled him to give up the full work of the ministry. He con- 
tinued his residence in Chevy Chase, and died there Mar. 21, 
1914, of pneumonia, after a few days' illness, in the 90th year 
of his age. He was buried in the Rock Creek Cemetery, 
Washington, D. C. He received the honorary degree of D.D. 
from the University of New York in 1862. While connected 
with the Presbyterian Church he was a commissioner to the 
General Assembly several times, and was moderator of the 
Synod of New York in 1862. He was chaplain of the Sons 
of the American Revolution from 1892 until his death. In 
1888 he was appointed by President Cleveland on a commission 
to investigate condition of the Southern Ute Indians. He had 
expected to be a foreign missionary and on the conclusion of 
his theological studies he applied to the Board of Foreign 
Missions for an appointment, and was refused on account of 
his health through fear that he would not live long. He pub- 
lished many sermons and was a frequent contributor to The 
Presbyterian. He also published many pamphlets, among 
them being the History of the Presbyterian Church of Hart- 
ford, 1877 ; the Lost Faith and Difficulties of the Bible, 1888 ; 
the History of the Chevy Chase Parish, 1905 ; Mornings with 
the Master, 1913, and The Supremacy of the Cross, 1913. 

He was twice married: (1) Mar. 7, 1855, in Hartford, 
Conn., to Mary E. Porter, who died Apr. 4, 1863; (2) Aug. 
24, 1864, in Boston, Mass., to Jane Lawrence Perkins, who 
survived him a short time, dying April 20, 19 14. Three 
daughters by his first wife survive him. 



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STEPHEN GROVER DODD, 
Son of Joseph Smith and Maria Darby (Grover) Dodd, was 
born Mar. 24, 1826, in Bloomfield, N. J. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Bloom- 
field, at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Bloomfield Academy under William K. Mc- 
Donald and David A. Frame, and he graduated from Prince- 
ton University in 1846. After his graduation he taught in 
Richmond, Va., and in Mt. Holly, N. J., and also spent some 
time in Union Theological Seminary, N. Y. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1848, attending lectures there for two 
years while a tutor in the University. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Newark (N. S.) in March 1849, and ordained 
by the New Haven Congregational Consociation in October 
1852. From the time of his ordination until July 1854 he was 
pastor of the Plymouth Congregational Church at Milford, 
Conn. He was pastor of the Congregational church of Spen- 
cer, Mass., from 1854 to 1865, and of the Central Congre- 
gational Church of Middleborough, Mass., from 1865 to 1870. 
He was pastor of the Congregational church in St. Johns, 
N. B., Canada, from 1870 to 1879. After this he resided in 
Salt Lake City, Utah, until 1895 ; in Boise, Ida., from 1895 to 
1912 and in San Diego, Cal., from 1912 until his death, which 
occurred Dec. 15, 1912, in San Diego, of paralysis, in the 87th 
year of his age. He was buried in the Military Cemetery at 
Fort Rasmoram, Cal. He was chaplain of the Twenty-fifth 
Massachusetts Volunteers from May 1864 to July 1865, and 
post chaplain of the United tates Army from 1879 until his 
death. 

He was married Nov. 1, 1852, in Cleveland, O., to Eliza 
De Wolfe Shaw, who died Dec. 16, 1895. One son survives 
him. 



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WILLIAM YOUNG BROWN, D.D., 
Son of William and Mary Magdalene (Young) Brown, was 
born July 22, 1827, near Anchor, O. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Beaver, 
Pa., at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Beaver Academy, and he graduated from Jef- 
ferson College in 1848. He spent the next four years in 
teaching, first as assistant principal in the Beaver Academy 
from 1848 to 1850, and then as principal of the same from 
1850 to 1852. While teaching he engaged in study for the 
ministry under the Rev. Isaac M. Cook, following the curri- 
culum of Princeton Seminary. He had already studied Hebrew 
while in college. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 

1852 as a senior, remaining only six months in order to accept 
a call to the pastorate. He was licensed Oct. 5, 1852 by the 
Presbytery of New Brunswick, and ordained June 15, 

1853 by the Presbytery of New Lisbon, being at the same time 
installed pastor of the church in New Lisbon, O., and was 
released from this charge June 15, 1856. His resignation of 
this church was due to the loss of his voice caused by an attack 
of laryngitis. He was principal of the school at Shippensburg, 
Pa., from September i860 to July 1861, and was chaplain in 
the United States Army from 1861 to 1865. He supplied the 
7th Street Church of Washington, D. C, 1963-64, and the 
church in Buffalo, O., as pastor elect 1865-66. From 1866 to 
1877 he was pastor of the church at Perry ville, O., and pastor- 
elect of the church at Denver, Col., from August 1870 until 
installed its pastor Mar. 10, 1872. He was released from this 
charge Dec. 1, 1873. He was pastor of the church at Darby, 
Pa., from November 1874 to April 1884. From 1884 to 1886 
he was corresponding secretary of the General Assembly'? 
Permanent Committee on Temperance. He was stated supply 
of the church at Conshohocken, Pa., from October 1886 to 



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October 1887; pastor of the church at Port Chester, N. Y., 
from 1889 to 1890; pastor-elect of the church at Narberth, Pa., 
from November 1892 until installed its pastor Feb. 1, 1894, 
and was released from this charge June 30, 1896. He supplied 
the church at Boone, la., from September 1898 to May 1901. 
During the next three years he resided in Philadelphia, Pa., 
as an evangelist. He was stated supply of the church at Lower 
Merion, Pa., from January 1905 to June 1907, and pastor's 
assistant of the Chambers-Wylie Church, Philadelphia, Pa., 
from 1908 until his death Feb. 13, 1914, in Philadelphia, of old 
age, in his 87th year. He was buried in the Woodland Ceme- 
tery, Philadelphia. He received the honorary degree of D.D. 
in 1883 from Lafayette College. He was a commissioner to 
the General Assembly in 1871, 1881 and 1885, and was a 
trustee of Washington College, Pa., from 1855 to 1858. He 
published The Christian Hero, a sermon, in 1862; The Army 
Chaplain, in 1863; History of the First Presbyterian Church 
of Darby, Pa., 1876, as well as the reports of the General 
Assembly's Permanent Committee on Temperance, 1883- 1886. 
He was married Sept. 24, 1857, in Hanoverton, O., to Flora 
Robertson, who, with one daughter, survives him. 



WILLIAM EVAN JONES, D.D., 

Son of William and Mary (Pritchard) Jones, was born Oct. 
24, 1827, in Manchester, England. He came to this country 
at an early age. He made a public confession of his faith in 
the North Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia, at the age of 
seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Phil- 
adelphia High School and in the school of Professor Henry 
D. Gregory in Philadelphia, and he graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania in 1850. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1853. He was licensed by 



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the Presbytery of Philadelphia, Oct. 5, 1852. He supplied the 
church at Gloucester City, N. J., from May 1853 to May 1854. 
He was ordained by the Presbytery of Troy, June 22, 1854, 
and at the same time installed pastor of the church of Green 
Island, N. Y., being released from this charge Jan. 26, 1857. 
He was pastor of the church at Caledonia, N. Y., from Janu- 
ary 1857 to February 1859, and of the church at Bath, N. Y., 
from June 1859 to February 1863. He was chaplain of the 
One hundred and Sixty-first Regiment New York Volunteers 
United States Army during the next two years. From Oct. 
4, 1866 to June 14, 1870 he was pastor of the church at Cedar- 
ville, N. J.; pastor of the Tuscarora and Union Corners 
churches, N. Y., from July 7, 1870 to Sept. 15, 1873, and 
pastor of the Nashaminy of Warwick Church, Hartsville, Pa., 
from Oct. 28, 1873 to Dec. 15, 1884. From 1885 to 1886 he 
resided in Santa Fe, N. M., and later took up his residence in 
Philadelphia, Pa., until his death, which occurred Dec. 2, 191 3, 
in Philadelphia, of acute uremia, in the 87th year of his age. 
He was buried in the West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia. 
He received the degree of D.D. from Centre College, Ky., in 
1876. He published The Military History of the 161 st Regi- 
ment New York Volunteers Infantry, in 1863. He was a mem- 
ber at one time of the Presbyterian Board of Education and 
Sabbath School work. He was a life member of the American 
Bible Society and of the Presbyterian Historical Society. 

He was married Nov. 3, 1853, in Bridgeton, N. J., to Emeline 
Fuller, who died Nov. 29, 1905. Three daughters survive him. 



ANDREW BIGELOW MORSE, 
Son of Ellis and Lora (Ayer) Morse, was born Dec. 8, 1830, 
in Eaton, N. Y. He made a public confession of his faith in the 
Fourth Presbyterian Church of Albany, N. Y., at the age of 
nineteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Eaton 



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Academy, and later in the Cortland Academy of Homer, N. Y., 
and he graduated from Hamilton College in 1849. He received 
the degree of A.M. from the same institution in 1850. During 
the next year he was principal of the Young Men's Classical 
School of Albany, N. Y. He entered the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in 185 1, taking the full three years' course there, and 
graduating in 1854. After his graduation he returned in the 
fall for three months of graduate work. He also attended the 
winter course of lectures in Union Theological Seminary, 
N. Y., 1854-55. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New 
Brunswick, Apr. 26, 1854, and ordained by the same Feb. 6, 
1856. He supplied the church at Oyster Bay, Long Island, 
from October 1854 to June 1855. After his ordination he 
went as a missionary to Siam where he remained from 1856 
to 1857. From August to October 1857 he was in China. 1)1 
health at this time compelled his return to this country in 1858. 
He resided for a time at Danbury, Conn., then at Saratoga 
Springs, N. Y., and later in Eaton, N. Y. From 1864 to 1866 
he engaged in work in the United States Treasury Department 
at Washington, and from 1866 to 1867 in the Bureau of Mili- 
tary Statistics in Albany, N. Y. His health being somewhat 
restored he supplied the church at Ballston Centre, N. Y., from 
1867 to 1871, and was pastor of the church at Wyoming, N. Y., 
from June 20, 1871 to Sept. 14, 1880. He resided in Leroy, 
N. Y., from 1881 to 1885, and supplied the church at Marion, 
N. Y., 1885-86. After this he resided in Danbury, Conn., until 
1893; in New Haven, Conn., 1893-95; in Ashville, N. C, 1895- 
1902; in Cleveland, O., 1902-06, and in Santa Barbara, Cal., 
from 1906 until his death, Feb. 2, 1914, in Santa Barbara, in 
the 84th year of his age. He was buried in Santa Barbara, 
Cal. He was moderator of the Presbytery of Albany in 1867, 
and of the Presbytery of Genesee in 1872. He was a com- 
missioner to the General Assembly in 1883. He was a member 



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of the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Hamilton College. He fur- 
nished the article on "Siam" and that on "Bangkok" for the 
American Cyclopaedia. He published a number of magazine 
articles and a small book entitled "Love Divine", 1912. 

He was married Feb. 5, 1856, in Danbury, Conn., to Mary 
Jennette Crofut, who died July 23, 1890. Four daughters 
survive him. 



WILLIAM JOHN KNOX, 
Son of Russel and Olive (Hall) Knox, was born May 17, 
1828, in Augusta, N. Y. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the First Congregational Church of Augusta, at the 
age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the Augusta Academy under A. K. Eaton, and he graduated 
from Hamilton College in 1852. He then taught for one year 
in the Augusta Seminary. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1853, remaining only two months. He then en- 
gaged in teaching. He spent two years, 1855-57, in Auburn 
Theological Seminary. He was licensed by the Ontario Con- 
gregational Association, June 15, 1858, and supplied the Con- 
gregational church at Deansville, N. Y., from May 1858 to 
May 1859, and the Congregational church at Florence, N. Y., 
from September 1859 to April 1861. He was ordained an 
evangelist by the Oneida Congregational Association, June 28, 
1862. He was stated supply of the Bridgewater and Winfield 
Congregational churches, N. Y., from May 1861 to May 1863. 
After this he resided without charge in Knoxboro, N. Y., from 
1863 to 1895, and in Ithaca, N. Y., from 1895 until his death, 
June 7, 1913, at Ithaca, of acute nephritis, in the 86th year 
of his age. He was buried at Knoxboro, N. Y. 

He was twice married: (1) Mar. 13, 1861, at Rome, N. Y., 
to Celia May Davis, who died Feb. 27, 1889; (2) June 5, 
1893, in Knoxboro, N. Y., to Caroline Elisabeth Stillman, who 
died Mar. 27, 1894. Onen son and two daughters survive him. 



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HENRY ADDISON HARLOW, 
Son of Robert and Sara Phina (Havens) Harlow, was born 
Nov. 8, 1830, in Plumb Island, N. Y. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Bristol, 
Pa., at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in Lawrenceville, N. J., under the Rev. Samuel M. 
Hammill, and he graduated from Princeton University in 
1854. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the 
same year, he took the full three years' course there, gradu- 
ating in 1857. He was licensed by the Second Presbytery of 
Philadelphia, April 1856, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
New Brunswick, Feb. 11, 1858. In November 1857 he began 
serving the Second Church of New Brunswick, N. J., and 
was installed its pastor at the time of his ordination. He 
was released form this charge July 17, 1865. From this time 
until September 1866 he labored as agent for Princeton Sem- 
inary. He was pastor of the church at Florida, N. Y., from 
Nov. 20, 1866 to Apr. 17, 1872, and of the church at Monti- 
cello, N. Y., from June 5, 1873 to May 1, 1877. From 1877 
to 1880 he was principal of the Seward Institute, Florida, 
N. Y. From 1880 to 1883 he resided without charge in 
Goshen, N. Y. From 1883 to 1888 he served the church at 
Livingston Manor, N. Y., and the First and Second churches 
of Rockland, N. Y., giving each of these a part of his time. 
In September 1888 he began his service as pastor elect of the 
Second Church of Mendham, N. J., over which he was in- 
stalled Jan. 22, 1889, and from which he was released Sept. 
18, 1894. In the following year he was honorably retired 
from the active work of the ministry and took up his residence 
in Nyack, N. Y., where he died, June 27, 1913, of cancer of 
the stomach, in the 83rd year of his age. He was buried at 
Monticello, N. Y. He was stated clerk of the Presbytery of 
Hudson, from 1874 to 1888. He published the first annual 



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address on the Hoff Scholarship of Princeton Theological 
Seminary in 1857; a History of the Presbytery of Hudson, 
1888, as well as a Souvenir of the class of '57, and a number 
of sermons. 

He was twice married: (1) Nov. 18, 1857, in Princeton, 
N. J., to Rebecca Ridgway Olden, who died Apr. 5, 1873 ; 
(2) June 30, 1874, in Monticello, N. Y., to Sarah Elizabeth 
Hammond, who, with one son and three daughters, survives 
him. 



JOSEPH MANER BOSTICK, 
Son of Benjamin Robert and Jane Asenath (Maner) Bostick, 
was born May 19, 1835, in Robertville, S. C. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Baptist church of Green- 
ville, S. C, at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in Waynesville, Ga., under Prof. W. E. Bailey ; 
in Allendale, S. C., under the Rev. J. S. Havens, and at the 
Citadel Academy, Charleston, S. C. He was a student in Fur- 
man University, S. C, leaving in August prior to his gradua- 
tion that he might take up his work in Princeton Seminary. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1856, taking the full 
three years' course there, and graduating in 1859. He was 
licensed in May 1857 by the Baptist church of Robertville, S. 
C, and ordained in July 1859 by a Council of Baptist Minis- 
ters. His entire ministry was in the Baptist Church. He was 
pastor of the church at Cheraw, S. C, 1859-66 ; of the church 
at Robertville, S. C, 1866-69; of the church at Allendale, 
S. C, 1870-72, being engaged in teaching also during this 
pastorate. He supplied the church at Beech Branch, S. C, 
from 1870 to 1874; was pastor of the church in Robertville, 
S. C, for a second time from 1872 to 1879; was stated supply 
at Smyrna, S. C, 1876-77; stated supply at Lawtonville, S. C, 
1878-79; pastor of the church at Barnwell, S. C, 1879-85, and 



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pastor of the churches at Robertville and Grahamville, S. C, 
from 1885 to 1894. After this he was associate principal of 
a school in Gaffney, S. C, for a short time. He supplied the 
church at Walterborough, S. C, from 1895 to 1897, and from 
1897 to 1900 he supplied churches in Bamberg County, S. C. 
During the next ten years he supplied the Robertville, Port 
Royal and other churches, retiring from the active ministry 
in 191 1. During the last part of his life his residence was in 
Beaufort, S. C. He died Oct. 19, 1913, in Savannah, Ga., of 
old age, in his 79th year. He was buried in Garnett, S. C. 

He was married three times: (1) Apr. 2, i860, in Cheraw, 
S. C., to Mary Helen Mclver, who died Aug. 29, 1867; (2) 
Dec. 14, 1869, in Allendale, S. C., to Anna Rogerson Mclver, 
who died Feb. 14, 1896; (3) May 3, 1899, in Sheldon, S. C., 
to Harriet Butler Fuller, who survives him. 



WILLIAMSON NEVIN GEDDES, Ph.D., 
Son of John Peebles and Catherine Irvin (Maclay) Geddes, 
was born Dec. 28, 1836, in Newville, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Canons- 
burg, Pa., at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in Chambersburg, Pa., under W. V. Davis, and he 
graduated from Jefferson College in 1854. He then engaged 
for four years in teaching. Entering the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in 1858, he took the full three years' course there, gradu- 
ating in 1861. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Carlisle, 
June 2.J, 1 861. After his licensure he engaged in teaching. 
During parts of the years 1869 and 1870 he supplied the church 
at Charleston, W. Va., in connection with the Rev. J. Calvin 
Barr. He was ordained by the Presbytery of Carlisle, May 5, 
1 87 1, and at the same time installed pastor of the church at 
Waynesboro, Pa., and was released from this charge October 
a of the same year. From 1872 to 1876 he was professor 



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of Latin and Mathematics in Hanover College, Ind., and 
taught in Williamsport, Pa., from 1881 to 1885. After this 
he engaged in literary work with his residence in Williamsport 
until his death, May 16, 1913, in Williamsport, of diabetes, 
in the 75th year of his age. He was buried in Williamsport, 
Pa. He received the degree of Ph.D. from Franklin and 
Marshall College in 1887. He edited the botany of the 
Standard Dictionary, 1891-94, and furnished the botanical 
matter for the supplement of the same in 1901-02. He fur- 
nished to the American Book Company "A brief flora" for 
their "Andrews' Botany all the year around", 1903-04, and 
published "A brief flora of the Eastern United States," 1904. 
He was unmarried. 



ROBERT LONG ADAMS, 
Son of John Thomas and Rebecca (Bailie) Adams, was born 
Nov. 25, 1834, in Cincinnati, O. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Pleasant, Ind., at 
the age of twenty-one. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in Pleasant under his pastors, the Rev. William Sickels and 
the Rev. Francis M. Symmes, and afterward in the Academic 
Department of Hanover College, Ind., from which institution 
he graduated in 1859. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 
the fall of the same year, he took the full three years' course 
there, graduating in 1862. He was licensed June 4, 1862 by 
the Presbytery of Madison (now New Albany), and was 
ordained by the same Sept. 28, 1863. He was stated supply 
of the following churches : Brown and Kingston, O., from 
February 1863 to March 1865; Mifflin, O., from April 1865 
to March 1866; Summit and Long Grove, la., from October 
1866 to October 1868, Andover and Osco, 111., from October 
1868 to December 1870; Andover and Lynn, 111., from Decem- 
ber 1870 until installed pastor Oct. 16, 1871. He was released 
from this double charge Apr. 1, 1874. After this he supplied 



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the following churches: Beulah and Coal Valley, 111., from 
April 1873 to April 1874; Remington and Rensselaer, Ind., 
from April 1874 to April 1875 '> the Reformed church of Rari- 
tan, 111., from July 1875 to April 1878, the Presbyterian 
churches of Bethlehem and West Union, Ind., from April 
1878 to January 1882; Bainbridge, Carpentersville and Put- 
namville, Ind., from January 1882 to October 1883; Crooks- 
ton, Minn., from October 1883 to October 1884; Fulton and 
Albany, 111., from October 1884 to October 1887, and Albany, 
Tex., from October 1887 until installed its pastor Apr. 25, 

1889. He was released from this charge July 29, 1890. He 
then supplied the churches of Portland and Upper Mt. Bethel, 
Pa., from August 1890 until installed pastor May 12, 1891, 
and was released July 31, 1895. After this he was stated 
supply of the churches at Omro, Wis., 1897-99; Schellsburg 
and Man's Choice, Pa., for a time in 1900, and the church at 
Brewster, Minn., in 1902. He engaged in evangelistic work 
in Milwaukee, Wis., from 1903 to 1904 when he was honorably 
retired from the active work of the ministry. After this he 
resided in Minneapolis, Minn., until his death, Mar. 27, 1914, 
in Minneapolis, of general debility, in the 80th year of his age. 
He was buried in the Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis. He 
was a commissioner to the General Assembly at Saratoga in 

1890. During a large part of his ministry he suffered from a 
painful form of rheumatism which seriously hampered him in 
his work. In 1902 he met with a street car accident which 
disabled him for the active work of the ministry, although he 
continued to preach as opportunity offered. 

He was married Sept. 1, 1863, in Monroe, Ind., to Lizzie 
Craig, who, with one son, survives him. 



EDWARD PAYSON MARVIN, 
Son of William and Mary S. (Pierson) Marvin, was born 
Dec. 12, 1834, in Bethany, N. Y. He made a public confession 



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of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Geneseo, 
N. Y., at the age of twenty-one. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the academy at Geneseo, under Professor James 
Nichols, and he graduated from Centre College, Ky., in i860. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same 
year, he remained there two years. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Buffalo City in June 1862, and ordained by the 
same Feb. 9, 1864. In April 1862 he began serving the church 
at Black Rock, N. Y., as stated supply and was installed its 
pastor at the time of his ordination. He was released from 
this charge June 28, 1865. He was stated supply of the Second 
Ward Church of Lockport, N. Y., from October 1865 to July 
1877, and stated supply of Calvary Church, Lockport, from 
1879 to 1891. He organized the Second Church and Calvary 
Church of Lockport as well as the church at Wright's Corners 
near Lockport. After 1891 he had no pastoral charge, but 
continued his residence in Lockport doing work as an evangelist 
as occasion offered. He died June 16, 1913, in Lockport, in the 
79th year of his age. He was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, 
Lockport, N. Y. During his ministry he held revival meetings 
in two hundred different places. He published the following 
small books : God's Way of Salvation ; Dispensational History 
of Redemption; Ecclesiastical Amusements; Maranatha, and 
Christ and the Apostles stand or fall with Moses and the 
Prophets, as well as about twenty-five tracts and fifteen hun- 
dred articles for papers and magazines. He also composed 
several hymns. 

He was married Nov. 25, 1863, in Beach Ridge, N. Y., to 
Caroline A. Hall, who died Jan. 21, 1906. Two sons and one 
daughter survive him. 



GEORGE SAYLES BISHOP, D.D., 
Son of the Hon. William Samuel and Mary Willard (Sayles) 
Bishop, was born June 28, 1836, in Rochester, N. Y. He made 



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a public confession of his faith in the Washington Street (now 
Central) Presbyterian Church of Rochester, N. Y., at the age 
of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Al- 
bany Academy, Oberlin, O., and in the Rochester, N. Y., High 
School. He took the first year of his college course in the 
Rochester University, and then entered Amherst College, 
graduating from that institution in 1858. During the next 
three years he engaged in teaching Greek and Latin in the 
Williston Seminary of Easthampton, Mass. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1861, he spent one year there and 
then took the second year of his theological course in the 
Andover Theological Seminary. Returning to Princeton for 
his senior year in 1863, he graduated from that institution in 
1864. He was licensed in June 1863 by the Presbytery of 
Rochester, and ordained June 16, 1864 by the Presbytery of 
New Brunswick, being at the same time installed pastor of the 
Second Church of Trenton, N. J. He was released from this 
charge Feb. 20, 1866. He was pastor of the Calvary Church, 
Newburgh, N. Y., from March 1866 to November 1872, and of 
the Second (Brick) Church of Orange, N. J., from Dec. 3, 
1872 to Apr. 14, 1875. The rest of his ministry was in connec- 
tion with the Reformed (Dutch) Church, being pastor of the 
church at Orange, N. J., from May 12, 1875 to Dec - h T 9° 6 ' 
the long period of thirty-one years. At the conclusion of this 
pastorate he was made pastor emeritus. After this he spent 
much time in travel continuing his residence at Orange until his 
death Mar. 12, 1914, in East Orange, N. J., of gastric ulcer, in 
the 78th year of his age. He was buried in the Rosedale 
Cemetery, Orange, N. J. He received the honorary degree of 
D.D. from Rutgers College in 1877. He was president of the 
General Synod of the Reformed Church in 1899; was a dele- 
gate to the Alliance of the Reformed Churches in Belfast in 
1884, and twice since that time. He was twice a delegate to 
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were : The Doctrines of Grace and Kindred Themes, N. Y., 
1910; Grace in Galatians, N. Y., 1912, besides more than fifty 
sermons. From 1877 to 1878 he was editor of the Sower and 
Gospel Field, an organ of the Reformed Church in America. 
He was also a Vedder lecturer for Rutgers College and New 
Brunswick Theological Seminary in 1885. 

Dr. Bishop was married Aug. 11, 1864, in Northampton, 
Mass., to Hannah More Williston, who, with one son, survives 
him. 



GE0HGE FRANKLIN MERRIAM, 

Son of Franklin and Mary Ann (Lane) Merriam, was born 
Oct. 20, 1836, at Mason, (now Greenville) N. H. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Congregational church of 
Temple, N. H., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Appleton Academy, New Ipswich, N. H., 
and he graduated from Amherst College in 1861. He entered 
the Seminary at Princeton the same year, remaining one year. 
He then went to Union Theological Seminary, N. Y., from 
which he graduated in 1864. He was licensed in 1864 by the 
Congregational Association of Brooklyn, and ordained, Mar. 
9, 1865, by a Congregational Council at Mason, N. H., being 
at the same time installed pastor of the Congregational church 
of Mason (Greenville). He was released from this charge in 
1899, after a long pastorate of thirty-four years. During this 
pastorate he served the New Hampshire state legislature 
from 1873 to 1875, and supplied the Congregational church of 
New Ipswich, N. H., from April 1883 to November 1891 and 
again from 1896 to 1897. He resided in Mt. Kisco, N. Y., 
1900-01, and in Greenville, Mass., 1902-05. He was pastor of 
the Congregational church at Deerfield, Mass., from 1905 to 
1906. During the latter part of his life he resided at Mt. Kisco, 
N. Y., where he died Aug. 5, 1912, of cardiac fibrosis, in the 



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76th year of his age. He was buried in Greenville, N. H. He 
was a member of the New Hampshire constitutional conven- 
tion in 1890, and was moderator of the New Hampshire Con- 
gregational Association in 1894. He published Home 
Evangelisation, 1886; A Memorial Tribute to Rev. Jesse M. 
Coburn, 1889; The Man of God, 1890; In Memory of Edward 
Dudley Boylston, 1895, and other articles. 

He was married Aug. 11, 1868, in Temple, N. H., to 
Elisabeth McGown, who died July 19, 1907. Three sons survive 
him. 



WILLIAM GEORGE THOMAS, 
Son of Richard and Susanna (Simes) Thomas, was born Sept. 
21, 1829, in Indian Creek, Monroe County, Va. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Centreville, Va., at the age of thirteen. He was prepared for 
college in Hanover, Ind., and engaged in teaching before enter- 
ing college. He graduated from Hanover College, Ind., in 
i860. He entered the Northwestern Theological Seminary 
(now McCormick) in i860, graduating therefrom in 1862. 
From 1862 to 1864 he supplied the church at Salem, 111. He 
was licensed in April 1861 by the Presbytery of Logansport, 
and ordained an evangelist in April 1864 by the Presbytery of 
Haskaska. From 1864 to 1865 he supplied the church of Lex- 
ington (Wild Cat) Ind. In the fall of the latter year he en- 
tered the Seminary at Princeton as a graduate student, 
remaining one year. He was stated supply of the church at 
Stranger (now Leavenworth) Kan., 1866-67; stated supply of 
the church of Perryville (Perry) Kan., 1867-68; stated supply 
of the church of Waterville, Kan., 1869-70; stated supply at 
Washington, Kan., 1870-71 ; stated supply at Maryville, Mo., 
1872-73; pastor at Mound City, Mo., 1873-74; stated supply at 
Minonk, 111., 1874-77; stated supply at Greanleaf, Kan., 1880-81, 



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and stated supply of the Sharon and Adrian churches, Mo., 
1887-88. He supplied many of these churches somewhat inter- 
mittently, having his residence in Kansas City, Mo., from 1881 
until his death, Dec. 2, 1912, in Kansas City, of apoplexy, in 
the 74th year of his age. He was buried in Kansas City, Mo. 
He published a small book entitled Christianity a Fact, in 1882. 
He was married May 15, 1862, near Knightstown, Ind., to 
Mattie Emeline Abernathy, who, with two sons and one daugh- 
ter, survives him. 



JOHN KEIPw EEAIRSTO, 
Son of James and Mary (Keir) Beairsto, was born July 5, 
1840, in Malpeque, P. E. I., Canada. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Princetown, 
P. E. I., at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the common school of Malpeque, P. E. I., in the 
academy at Charlottetown, P. E. I., and afterwards privately 
under the Rev. Isaac Murray, D.D., and the Rev. Samuel 
Bernard. He graduated from Truro College, Nova Scotia, in 
1862. He then spent two years in the Halifax Presbyterian 
College, and one year at home. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1865 and graduated therefrom in 1866. He was 
licensed July 25, 1866, by the Presbytery of Prince Edward 
Island, and ordained Sept. 30, 1869, by the Presbytery of St. 
John, N. B. At the time of his ordination he was installed 
pastor of the churches of Saltsprings and Hammond River, 
N. B., and was released from this double charge Oct. 22, 1876. 
He supplied the church at Hamilton, Bermuda, from October 
1877 to May 1878, and after that engaged in home missionary 
work for a time in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. He was 
pastor of the churches at Carleton and Chebogue, N. S., from 
Nov. 25, 1879, to May 20, 1883, and pastor of the church at 
Glassville, N. S., from March 1884 until the fall of 1898. He 



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supplied the St. Martin's Church, X. S., from November 1898 
until April 1899, and was pastor of the church at Glassville for 
a second time from May 2, 1899 until Feb. 24, 1904. He re- 
sided in Glassville from this time until his death, which occurred 
Apr. 21, 1912, in Glassville, of heart failure, in the 72nd year 
of his age. He was buried in the Presbyterian Church Ceme- 
tery, at Glassville, Canada. 

He was twice married: (1) Sept. 21, 187 1, in Maccan, N. S., 
Canada, to Sarah Jane Patrick, who died Mar. 20, 1875; (2) 
Dec. 8, 1880, in Barnesville, N. B., Canada, to Jane Barnes, 
who, with two sons and three daughters, survives him. 



JAMES FREDERICK ROSS APPLEBY, M.D., 
Son of William and Elizabeth (Sartside) Appleby, was born 
June 10, 1840, in Kingsport, Tenn. He entered the sophomore 
class of Lafayette College in 1861, and graduated from that 
institution in 1864. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the 
fall of the same year, he spent only one year there being obliged 
to leave on account of ill health. He studied medicine in the 
Georgetown College near Washington, D. C, receiving the de- 
gree of M.D. in 1868. He practiced his profession in Washing- 
ton from this time until his death, which occurred Sept. 27, 
1907, in Washington, of valvular disease of the heart, in the 
68th year of his age. He was buried in Washington. He was 
a member of the Medical Society and the Medical Association 
of the District of Columbia. He had intended becoming a 
medical missionary, but found his health inadequate. From 
1868 to 1875 he was physician in charge of the Alms House 
lospital of Washington. Before entering college he served 
in the 38th Pennsylvania Militia. 

He was married May 14, 1868, in Govanstown, Md., to 
Amanda Rebecca Kelley. One son and four daughters survive 
him. 



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JAMES SHEPARD DENNIS, D.D. 
Son of Alfred Lewis and Eliza Abigail (Shepard) Dennis, was 
born Dec. 15, 1842, in Newark, N. J. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of New- 
ark, at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Alger Institute, Cornwall, Conn., under the 
Rev. Ira Pettibone, and in Newark, N. J., under private tutors. 
He graduated from Princeton University in 1863. He spent 
the next year in the study of law at the Harvard Law School. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1864, he took the full 
three years' course there, graduating in 1867. He was licensed 
Apr. 17, 1866, by the Presbytery of Newark, and ordained an 
evangelist by the same Presbytery, Sept. 23, 1868, having de- 
voted himself to the work of foreign missions. From May 
1867 to October 1868 he assisted the pastor of the High Street 
Church of Newark. In October 1868 he sailed for Syria 
where he was to spend the whole of his missionary life. He 
was stationed at Sidon, Syria, from 1867 to 1871. From 
September 1871 to October 1872 he was in the United States. 
From October 1873 until the spring of 1891 he was principal 
and professor of Theology in the Beirut Theological Seminary. 
He was called back to America in the latter year by the death 
of his father and spent the rest of his life in this country en- 
gaged in the work of editor and author, residing in New York 
City until 191 1 and thereafter in Montclair, N. J., until his 
death, which occurred Mar. 21, 1914, in Montclair, of pneu- 
monia, in the 72nd year of his age. He was buried in the 
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, N. J. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D. from Princeton University in 1879, 
and from the University of Aberdeen in 1906. Dr. Dennis 
was a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants ; 
of the Society of Colonial Wars ; of the Society of 
the Sons of the Revolution ; of the Princeton Club 



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of New York City; of the Quill Club of New York, and 
of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. He 
was also a fellow of the American Geographical Society ; a 
member of the Board of Foreign Missions from 1904 until his 
death; of the Chi Alpha and Sigma Chi Club of New York 
City; Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Syrian Pro- 
testant College and a member of the Commission No. 1 of the 
World Missionary Conference of Edinburgh. Dr. Dennis was 
the student's lecturer on missions of Princeton Seminary for 
1892-93 and 1895-96. He is chiefly known for his numerous 
publications on the subject of missions. He published in the 
Arabic language text-books on "Evidences of Christianity", 
"Scripture Interpretation" and "Systematic Theology". 
Among his publications in English were a historical sketch 
of the Syrian Mission; Foreign Missions After a Century, 
1893; Christian Missions and Social Progress, 3 volumes, 
1897-1906; Centennial Survey of Foreign Missions, 1902; A 
New Horoscope of Missions, 1908, and The Modern Call of 
Missions, 1913. 

He was married June 26, 1872, in Newark, N. J., to Mary 
Elisabeth Pinneo, who, with one son and one daughter, sur- 
vives him. 



JOSEPH FREDERIC ERIPPS, D.D., 
Son of Matthew and Amelia (Millar) Dripps, was born Mar. 
19, 1844, in Philadelphia, Pa. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, N. Y., 
at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the private school of Benjamin W. Dwight in Brooklyn, and 
he graduated from New York University in 1863. After his 
graduation he engaged in work as a civil engineer from August 
1863 to September 1865. Entering the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in the fall of the latter year, he took the full three years' 
course there, graduating in 1868. He was licensed by the 



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Presbytery of New York, Apr. 17, 1867. He supplied the 
First Church of Indianapolis, Ind., from May to October 
1868, and the American Protestant Church of Montreal, 
Canada, from February to September 1869. He was ordained 
by the Second Presbytery of Philadelphia, Mar. 7, 1870, and 
at the same time installed pastor of the First Church of Ger- 
mantown, Philadelphia from which he was released Dec. 23, 
1879. After this he resided for a time in Savannah, Ga. 
He was pastor of the Clinton Street Church, Philadelphia, 
from June 6, 1882 to June 7, 1886, and of the Independent 
Presbyterian Church of Savannah, Ga., from 1889 to 1895. 
Returning north he took up his residence in Germantown, Pa., 
in 1896, and from that time until his death was joint pro- 
prietor with his son of the Stevens School for Girls in Ger- 
mantown. From Feb. 12, 1904 to May 23, 1910 he was pastor 
of the Church of the Redeemer, Germantown. He died Jan. 
31, 1914, in Germantown, Pa., of heart disease, in the 70th 
year of his age. He was buried in the West Laurel Hill 
Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa. He received the honorary de- 
gree of D.D. in 1884 from Lafayette College, and from the 
Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. He was a member 
of the Board of Ministerial Relief, from 1876 to 1887, and of 
the Board of Education, from 1876 to 1889, being president 
of the Board from 1884 to 1889. He was president of the 
Alumni Association of Princeton Seminary for the year 1899- 
1900. He published How to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ 
(a tract), and How to repent (a tract), as well as a small 
volume, Love and Friendship. 

He was married Jan. 27, 1875, in Germantown, Philadelphia, 
to Emily Dunning, who died Sept. 20, 1904. One son survives 
him. 



JOHN LOVELL MURRAY, D.D., 
Son of Alexander and Janet (Ross) Murray, was born June 
8, 1838, in Zorra, Ont., Canada. He made a public confession 



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of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Caledonia, Ont., 
at the age of twenty-five. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Caledonia High School and in the Normal School of 
Toronto, and he graduated from Toronto University in 1865. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same 
year, he took the full three years' course there, graduating in 
1868. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, 
Apr. 18, 1867, and ordained by the Presbytery of Cobourg, 
Canada, Oct. 28, 1868, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the churches at Baltimore and Cold Springs, Can. He was 
released from this double charge Dec. 17, 1872. He was 
pastor of the church at Woodville, Can., from this latter date 
until July 1, 1878, and of the church at Kincardine, Can., from 
July n, 1878, until October 1908. He resided in Toronto 
from this time until his death, Oct. 22, 19 13, in Toronto, of 
pneumonia, in the 76th year of his age. He was buried in 
Toronto, Can. He received the honorary degree of D.D. in 
1898 from the Presbyterian College of Montreal. He acted 
as agent for the British and Foreign Society for a few weeks 
at a time during twelve years. He published several sermons 
and articles. Among the latter was a History of the Church's 
Mission in the Island of Formosa, published in the Montreal 
Presbyterian College Journal in 1890. 

He was married Jan. 10, 1870, in Baltimore, Ont., Canada, 
to Mary Roberts Keam, who died May 23, 1910. Two sons 
and three daughters survive him. 



JOHN LINTON STUART, D.D., 
Son of the Rev. David Todd and Olivia Winchester (Hall) 
Stuart, was born Dec. 2, 1840, in Shelby County, Ky. He 
united with the Presbyterian church of Shelbyville, Ky., at 
the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
Shelbyville, under Professor James W. Dodd. He was a stu- 
dent in Jefferson College until his senior year when he en- 



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tered Centre College, Ky., graduating therefrom in 1861. Dur- 
ing the next four years he engaged in teaching in Bullitt 
County, Ky., 1861-62; in Taylorsville, Ky., 1862-63; in Hen- 
derson, Ky., 1863-64 and in Columbia, Ky., 1864-65. Enter- 
ing the Seminary at Princeton in 1865, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1868. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of New Brunswick, Apr. 18, 1867, and or- 
dained an evangelist by the Presbytery of Louisville (Southern 
Church) July 5, 1868, having devoted himself to the work of 
foreign missions. After his ordination he went to Hangchow, 
China. After residing in Hangchow a year an attempt was 
made in July 1869 to open a station at Gynchow in the Che- 
kiang Province, 150 miles from Hangchow. This attempt was 
abandoned in 1871 or 1872 and this mission was turned over 
to the China Inland Mission. Dr. Stuart after trying in vain 
to open Huchow, went to Soochow and remained there until 
the spring of 1873 when he returned to the United States to 
recruit his health. He went back to China in 1874 and re- 
mained at Hangchow for the rest of his long missionary 
career. In forty-five years of service he had only five fur- 
loughs. For many years he was the treasurer of the Hang- 
chow Mission. He died Nov. 24, 191 3, in Hangchow, of 
paralysis, in the 73rd year of his age. He was buried in the 
Foreign Cemetery outside of Hangchow. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D. from Southwestern University in 
1906, and from the University of Omaha in 1907. 

He was married Oct. 15, 1874, in Mobile, Ala., to Mary 
Louisa Horton, who, with two sons, survives him. 



ISAAC VAN WAliT SCHENCE, D.D., 
Son of the Rev. Elias Samuel and Anna (Van Wart) Schenck, 
was born Dec. 6, 1846, in White Plains, N. Y. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Fulton, Mo., at the age of nineteen. He was prepared for 



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college by his father in St. Charles, Mo., and he graduated 
from Westminster College, Mo., in 1864. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, but left 
in December to engage in teaching as principal of the Gram- 
mar School of Frelighsburg, Quebec, Can., until June 1865. 
He then taught in the Brainerd Institute from September 
1865 for a year, returning to Princeton Seminary he remained 
three years, graduating in 1869. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of New Brunswick, Apr. 22, 1868, and ordained 
by the same May 18, 1869, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the church at Hamilton Square, N. J., from which 
he was released Dec. 31, 1879. He was pastor of the East- 
burn Mariner's Church, Philadelphia, from Jan. 5, 1880 to 
Apr. 2, 1883; stated supply of the Green Hill Church, Phila- 
delphia, for two months in 1883 ; pastor of the church of Port- 
age, Wis., 1883-85 ; pastor of the Mt. Olivet Church, Brooklyn, 
N. Y., 1885-89; pastor of the Grace church, Brooklyn, 1889- 
92; and pastor of the Christian Reformed Church of New- 
ark, N. J., from 1894 to 1899, when ill health compelled him 
to give up the active work of the ministry. He resided after 
this in Newark, N. J., having charge of supplies for the City 
Hospital, until his death, Dec. 15, 1913, in the Newark Hos- 
pital, of nerve exhaustion, in the 68th year of his age. He 
was buried in the Riverview Cemetery, Trenton, N. J. He 
received the honorary degree of D.D. from Westminster Col- 
lege, Mo., in 1880. He was a direct descendant of Major 
Andre, the British spy. He published sketches of sermons in 
the State Register of Portage, Wis., and in the Newark papers. 
He was married Nov. 10, 1870, in Trenton, N. J., to Caro- 
line Nichols Yard, who, with one daughter, survives him. 



ROBERT HOUSTON CRAIG, LL.D., 
Son of John and Margaret (Houston) Craig, was born Mar. 
31, 1842, in Ballinagashel, County Antrim, Ireland. He made 



CORRECTION. 
In the Necrological Report for 1914, page 300, the state- 
ment is made concerning the late I. V. Schenck, D. D., that 
he was a direct descendant of Major Andre, the British spy. 
It should read : descendant of one of the captors of Major 
Andre. 









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a public confession of his faith in the Second Presbyterian 
Church, Kilraughts, Ire., at the age of sixteen. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued in the Ballymoney Classical Acad- 
emy, in McClintock's Classical and Mathematical Academy, 
Belfast, and privately under the Rev. W. E. Mulgan and 
others. He was not a college graduate, but took a full course 
of training in the Dublin National Training College in 1864. 
Before coming to this country he engaged in teaching in the 
Model School of Coleraine, Ire., 1859-60; in the National 
School of Tullybane, Ire., from July to December i860 ; in the 
National School of Clonakilty, Ire., from July to September 
1861 ; in the National School of Mosside, Ire., from January 
1863 to November 1865 ; in the Stanhope Street National 
School of Belfast, from Nov. 1865 to September 1866, and in 
the National School of Kilroot from October 1866 to August 
1868. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1868, taking 
the full three years' course there, and graduating in 187 1. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, Apr. 22, 

1870, and ordained by the Presbytery of Hudson, June 27, 

1 87 1, being at the same time installed pastor of the church at 
Otisville, N. Y., from which he was released Mar. 18, 1884. 
His other pastorates were Hawley, Pa., from May 27, 1884 
to May 11, 1888; Bennett, Pa., from July 13, 1888 to Apr. 19, 
1892, and Amity, N. Y., from Sept. 13, 1892 to July 11, 1909. 
After this time he resided in PlainfieM, N. J., until his death, 
which occurred Sept. 11, 191 3, in Plainfield, of apoplexy, in 
the 72nd year of his age. He was buried in the Hillside Ceme- 
tery, Plainfield, N. J. He received the degree of LL.D. from 
Gale College, Wis., in 1900. During a number of years he 
wrote articles for the New York Observer and other relig- 
ious papers. He was a commissioner to the General As- 
sembly in Brooklyn in 1876, and at St. Louis in 1900. He was 
moderator of Hudson Presbytery in 1878 and again in 1897. 
He was moderator of the Lackawanna Presbytery in 1887. 



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For a time he was treasurer of Hudson Presbytery and was 
chairman of its Committee on Ministerial Relief since 1898. 

He was married July 31, 1873, i n Ballymoney, Ire., to 
Rachel McFetridge, who, with two daughters, survives him. 



KENNETH McKAY, 
Son of George and Catherine (Munro) McKay, was born June 
20, 1844, at Hardwood Hill, Pictou, N. S., Canada. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Scotsburn, Canada, at the age of twenty. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Scotsburn Grammar School, and 
he graduated from Dalhousie College in 1868. He then entered 
the Halifax Theological College, remaining two years. Enter- 
ing the Seminary at Princeton in 1870, he completed his course 
there, graduating in 187 1. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Pictou, May 1, 1871, and was ordained by the same, Feb. 22, 
1872, being at the same time installed pastor of the church at 
Richmond, N. B., and was released from this charge Sept. 30, 
1888. During this pastorate, the congregation was divided 
into Richmond and South Richmond, Mr. McKay remaining 
with the former. Later the Houlton, Me., branch of the Rich- 
mond congregation separated from the mother church and on 
Oct. 1, 1888, he became pastor of the Houlton church and con- 
tinued serving it until Apr. 19, 1910, when the state of his health 
compelled him to give up the active work of the ministry. 
He continued his residence in Houlton, Me., until his death 
there, Mar. 15, 1914, of a general breakdown after four years' 
illness, in the 70th year of his age. He was buried in the Ever- 
green Cemetery of Houlton. While a student in Dalhousie 
College he engaged in teaching in a rural school of Pictou 
County for a time. 

He was married July 8, 1873, i n Pictou, N. S., Canada, to 
Margaret Anne Grant, who, with four sons and three daugh- 
ters, survives him. 



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WILLIAM DUUANT, D.D., 
Son of William Clark and Ann Elizabeth (White) Durant, 
was born Aug. 21, 1846, in Albany, N. Y. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Yale College Church, at the age 
of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Albany Academy, N. Y., under Professor David Murray 
principal, and he graduated from Yale University in 1868. 
He then spent a year in travel in Europe and the East. En- 
tering the Seminary at Princeton in 1869, he took the full 
three years' course there, graduating in 1872. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Albany, June 14, 1871, and ordained by 
the same Presbytery, Dec. 9, 1873, being at the same time in- 
stalled pastor of the Sixth Church, Albany, N. Y. He was 
released from this charge Apr. 18, 1882. He was pastor of 
the First Church, Morristown, N. J., from May 11, 1882 to 
May 17, 1887, and of the Boundary Avenue Church, Balti- 
more, Md., from Oct. 11, 1887 to June 1, 1892. He then spent 
several months in travel in Europe. His last pastorate was 
that of the First Church, Saratoga Springs, N. Y., from Feb. 
15, 1893 to May 5, 1908. He then resided in Wellesley, Mass., 
from 1910 until his death, which occurred Mar. 3, 1914, in 
Wellesley, of Bright's disease, in the 68th year of his age. He 
was buried in the Albany Rural Cemetery, Albany, N. Y. He 
received the honorary degree of D.D. from Union College in 
1894. In 1878 he published a book on "Church Polity", se- 
lected and arranged from the contributions to the Princeton 
Review by Charles Hodge; a "Manual of the Sixth Presby- 
terian Church" of Albany in 1882; "Combined registers of 
First Presbyterian Church of Morristown, N. J., with ad- 
ditional genealogies" 1742- 1890, in 1892, and also a number 
of sermons and articles in the religious weeklies. 

He was twice married: (1) July 17, 1878, in Albany, 
N. Y., to Elizabeth Frances Stantial, who died Mar. 18, 1885, 
(2) May 19, 1887, in Albany, N. Y., to Lucy Bugden Stantial, 



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who, with one son by his first wife, and one daughter by the 
second, survives him. 



LEANEER GEORGE MACNEILL, 
Son of Alexander Marquis and Lucy Ann (Woolner) Mac- 
neill, was born Jan 27, 1845, in Cavendish, P. E. I., Canada. 
He made a public confession of his faith in the Nicholson 
Street United Presbyterian Church of Edinburgh, Scotland, at 
the age of twenty-one. His preparatory studies were pursued 
privately in Cavendish under Dr. Isaac Murray ; in the Caven- 
dish Grammar School ; for two years in the Prince of Wales 
College, Charlottetown, P. E. I., and for one year in Truro 
College, Nova Scotia. He graduated from the University of 
Edinburgh in 1868. After three months spent in travel in 
Europe, he entered the United Presbyterian Seminary of 
Edinburgh, remaining there two months. During the next 
two years he was professor of Classics in the Prince of Wales 
College, Charlottetown, P. E. I. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1870, he spent two years there. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, Apr. 10, 1872, and or- 
dained by the Presbytery of Halifax, N. S., Nov. 12, 1872, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the church at Mait- 
land, N. S., from which he was released Nov. 19, 1878. From 
December 1878 to October 1886 he was pastor of St. An- 
drews Church, St. John's, N. F., and from October 1886 to 
February 1900 pastor of St. Andrews Church, St. John, N. B. 
At this time the condition of his health compelled him to give 
up the work of the ministry from which he was honorably 
retired. He continued his residence in St. John until his 
death, Oct. 14, 1913, in St. John, of paralysis, in the 69th year 
of his age. He was buried in the Fernhill Cemetery, St. John, 
N. B. He published a number of sermons and articles in 
magazines as well as popular lectures on various subjects. 
He was married three times: (1) July 19, 1869, in Char- 



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lottetown, P. E. I., Canada, to Elizabeth Jane Perkins, who 
died May 9, 1879; (2) Oct. 23, 1880, in Maitland, N. S., to 
Annie Putnam, who died Jan. 20, 1892; (3) Apr. 18, 1895, 
in St. John, N. B., to Mary Grey Kennedy, who with two sons 
by his first wife, two by his second, and one by his third, 
survives him. 



JAMES STOTT WESTCOTT, 
Son of the Rev. William Augustus and Sarah Rose (Stott) 
Westcott, was born Jan. 21, 1848, in Ramapo, Rockland 
County, N. Y. He made a public confession of his faith in 
the Presbyterian church of Bloomingburg, N. Y., at the age of 
twenty-one. He studied in the Seward Institute, Goshen. 
N. Y., and in the Emerson Institute, Washington, D. C. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1873 and remained until 
the middle of January 1876, not completing his course on ac- 
count of the death of his father. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Hudson, Apr. 21, 1875, and ordained an evange- 
list by the Presbytery of Winnebago, Oct. 10, 1877. He sup- 
plied the church of Centerville, N. Y., from May to November 
1876, and the church at Horicon, Wis., from June 1877 to 
June 1878. He then supplied the church at Jenny (now 
Merrill) Wis., 1879-80. From 1880 to 1881 he was superin- 
tendent of schools for Lincoln County, Wis. He was clerk of 
the circuit court of London County, from 1882 to 1883, 
and clerk of the city of Merrill, Wis., from 1883 to 1886. 
From 1888 to 1893 he was a member of the Education Com- 
mittee of the Y. M. C. A., in Washington, D. C, being chair- 
man of the Committee from 1892 to 1893. After this he 
supplied the church at Manassas, Va., from 1893 to 1894 and 
the church at Vienna, Va., from 1900 to 1901 and again from 
1903 to 1904, having his residence during this time at Vienna. 
He died Nov. 25, 191 3, in Vienna, of angina pectoris, in the 
66th year of his age. He was buried at Oakton, Va. He was 
moderator of the Presbytery of Washington City, 1896-97. 



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He was married Apr. 30, 1881, in Merrill, Wis., to Evelyn 
Marcia Walker. One son survives him. 



DANIEL BREWER BANTA, 
Son of Peter John and Mary Ann (Brewer) Banta, was born 
Nov. 24, 1847, i n Franklin, Ind. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Hopewell, Ind., at 
the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the Hopewell Academy, and he graduated from Hanover Col- 
lege, Ind., in 1874. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 
the fall of the same year, he took the full three years' course 
there, graduating in 1877. He was licensed Sept. 12, 1878, by 
the Presbytery of Indianapolis, and ordained Apr. 7, 1881, by 
the Presbytery of Crawfordsville. From 1879 to 1880 he 
supplied the church at Shiloh, Ind., and after this was stated 
supply of the following churches in Indiana: Lebanon, 1880- 
87; Dover, 1882; Hopewell, 1883-95; Elizaville, 1887-92; 
Sugar Creek, 1892-95 ; Mt. Moriah, Bethany and Spencer 
from February 1896 until his death. His residence during 
this time was at Spencer where he died Nov. 17, 1913, of 
apoplexy, within a week of the completion of his 66th year. 
He was buried in the Hopewell Church Cemetery, Franklin, 
Ind. 

He was married Feb. 17, 1881, in Cincinnati, O., to Mary 
Snyder Heckman, who, with one son and two daughters, sur- 
vives him. 



ROBERT GIBSON McNIECE, D.D., 
Son of John and Lydia (Divoll) McNiece, was born Jan. 10, 
1839, in Topsham, Vt. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Reformed Presbyterian church of Topsham, at 
the age of twenty-two. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Academy of Newbury, Vt., under Professor George C. 
Smith, and he graduated from Dartmouth College in 1867. He 



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spent the next three years in teaching, being principal of Fort 
Wayne, Indiana, High School from 1867 to 1870. From 1870 
to 1874 he was editor of the Fort Wayne Daily Gazette. En- 
tering the Seminary at Princeton in 1874, he took the full 
three years' course there, graduating in 1877. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, Apr. 23, 1877, and or- 
dained an evangelist by the same Apr. 27, 1877. From 1877 
to 1897 he was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of 
Salt Lake City, Utah, when he became Dean of Westminster 
College which he had been largely instrumental in founding 
in Salt Lake City. He held this office until his death, which 
occurred Oct. 3, 191 3, in Salt Lake City, of acute bronchitis, 
in the 75th year of his age. He was buried in the Mount 
Olivet Cemetery of Salt Lake City. He received the honorary 
degree of D.D. in 1883 from both Wabash College, Ind., and 
Knox College, 111. He was president of the Board of Trus- 
tees of Westminster College, Utah, for some years, and secre- 
tary of the Board at the time of his death. He declined an 
appointment as tutor in Dartmouth College in 1868 and 1869, 
and also declined a professorship of English Literature in the 
same institution in 1882. He published the following pam- 
phlets : "The Immortal Building and its Three Pillars" ; "The 
Perversion of Religion"; "The Christian Reconstruction of 
Utah"; "The true Friends of the Mormon People, 1879"; 
"The Christian Conflict in Utah, 1882", and "Civilization's 
Indebtedness to Christianity", 1883. 

He was married Aug. 4, 1881, in Galesburg, 111., to Sara 
J. Irwin, who, with two sons, survives him. 



ASHBEL GBEEN LANE, D.D., 
Son of John Jay and Lucy (Grimes) Lane, was born May 
22, 1850, in Fairview, O. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Presbyterian Church of Rock Hill, O., at 
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in the Western Reserve Preparatory School, Hudson. O., 
and he graduated from Marietta College in 1877. He en- 
tered the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same 
year, remaining two years. He was licensed by the Presby- 
tery of St. Clairsville, Apr. 29, 1879, and ordained by the 
same, Oct. 8, 1879. From August 1879 to August 1880 he 
supplied the churches at Woodsfield, Buchanan and New 
Castle, O., and from November 1880 to December 1881, the 
church of Arlington, Cal., with his residence at Riverside. 
He was pastor of the church at Morristown, O., from May 
18, 1882 to Apr. 24, 1883; pastor of the church at Crest- 
line, O., from Oct. 16, 1883 to Dec. 1, 1886; stated supply 
of the church at Mason City, 111., from Dec. 26, 1886, until 
installed its pastor Dec. 1, 1887, being released in October 
1S91 ; pastor elect of the church at Cheyenne, Wyo., from 
November 1891 to February 1893; pastor of the church at 
Fremont, O., from May 3, 1893 to Dec. 10, 1905, and pastor 
elect of the First Church of Alton, 111., from Dec. 17, 1905, 
until installed its pastor Jan. 22, 1906, being released from 
this charge June 25, 1912; and stated supply of the First 
Church of La Grande, Ore., from July 28, 1912 until his 
death, Mar. 29, 1914, at La Grande, of appolexy, in the 
64th year of his age. He was buried at La Grande, Ore. 
He received the honorary degree of D.D. from the Ohio 
Northern University in 1904. 

He was married Oct. 14, 1880, in Bellaire, O., to Margaret 
Jane Nelson, who, with two sons, survives him. 



JAY HENRY LONG, 
Son of Stephen and Anna (Dampman) Long, was born 
Aug. 12, 1853, in Honeybrook, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Honey- 
brook, at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued privately in Honeybrook under the Rev. William 



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A. Ferguson, and at the State Normal School in West 
Chester, Pa. He took his freshman and part of his sopho- 
more year in Lafayette College and then entered Princeton 
University, graduating therefrom in 1876. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he 
spent his junior and middle years there and then remained 
out for two years, returning in 1880 and leaving the Semi- 
nary in 1 88 1 prior to graduation. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Red River, Apr. 1, 1885, and ordained by 
the same Presbytery, Oct. 6, 1885. He supplied the church 
at Hallock, Minn., 1885-86; a church at Ladoga, Minn., 1886- 
87, and the church at Currie, Minn., 1887-88. At this time 
he studied law and was admitted to the Bar. He resided in 
Slayton, Minn., 1888-98. In 1892 he demitted the ministry. 
From 1899 to 1906 he practiced law in Mankato, Minn., and 
was a ruling elder in the church of that place. In 1907 he 
moved to Brainerd, Minn., where he resided and engaged in 
the practice of law until his death, Aug. 28, 191 3, at Brainerd, 
after an operation for cancer of the stomach, in the 61 st year 
of his age. He was buried in the Evergreen Cemetery of 
Brainerd. He was city attorney for Slayton, Minn., from 
1892 to 1893 and city clerk of the same place in 1893. He 
was a judge of the municipal court in Mankato, Minn., in 
1905 and 1906. 

He was married June 23, 1876, in Honeybrook, Pa., to 
Lizzie Buchanan Marple, who, with two sons and two daugh- 
ters, survives him. 



THOMAS GUMMING BEATTIE, 
Son of the Rev. David and Isabella Hamilton (dimming) 
Beattie, was born July 23, 1854, in Scotch town, N. Y. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian 
church of Scotchtown, N. Y., at the age of fourteen. His 
preparatory studies were pursued at the Wallkill Academy of 
Middletown, N. Y., and he graduated from Princeton Uni- 



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versity in 1878. After this he spent a year at his home pre- 
paring a brother for college, and the year following in Union 
Theological Seminary, N. Y. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1880, completing his course there and graduating 
in 1882. He was licensed Mar. 29, 1882, by the Presbytery of 
New Brunswick, and ordained June 27, 1882, by the Presby- 
tery of Hudson, being at the same time installed pastor of 
the church at Chester, N. Y. He was released from this 
charge June 28, 1888. He was stated supply of the church at 
Las Animas, Col., from July 1888 to September 1890, and 
of the church at Albuquerque, N. M., from October 1890 un- 
til installed its pastor May 15, 1891. He continued pastor of 
this church until 1903. He was associate pastor of the First 
Church of Pasadena, Cal., from 1904 until 1908. After this 
he continued his residence in Pasadena, where he died Sept. 
22, 191 3, of apoplexy, in the 62nd year of his age. He was 
buried at Pasadena. 

He was married July 28, 1891, in Chester, N. Y., to Ruby 
Miller, who, with one daughter, survives him. 



HENRY CLAY GILLINGHAM, 
Son of Smith Price and Margaret Catherine (Scarborough) 
Gillingham, was born May 24, 1857, in Lahaska, Pa. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the Methodist Episcopal 
church of Oxford, Pa., at the age of twenty-three. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in the New London Academy, 
Pa., and he was a student for some time in the Delaware 
College, Newark, Del. He entered the Seminary at Princeton 
in 1882, remaining two years. He was licensed by the Presby- 
tery of Winnebago, Sept. 10, 1884, and ordained by the same 
Presbytery, Nov. 12, 1884. After this he supplied the follow- 
ing churches: Westfield, Wis., 1884-85; Logan, la., 1885-87; 
Oakdale, Cal., 1887-88; Modesto, Cal., 1888-91. Returning 
to the East he took up his residence in West Chester, Pa., and 



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was editor of the Village Record of West Chester until his 
death, Dec. 17, 1913, in West Chester, of kidney trouble, in 
the 57th year of his age. He was buried in the Cemetery at 
Oxford, Pa. He was unmarried. 



HENRY DRENNAN LINDSAY, D.D., 
Son of the Rev. John Oliver and Mary Amanda (Drennan) 
Lindsay, was born Oct. 12, 1859, at Calhoun's Mills, S. C. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian 
church of Little Mountain, S. C, at the age of seventeen. 
His preparatory studies were pursued in Due West, S. C, 
under Rev. J. I. Bonner, D.D., and he graduated from Erskine 
College in 1879. He took the first year of his theological 
course in Columbia Theological Seminary, 1879-80. He then 
entered the Seminary at Princeton taking the middle year 
course, 1880 to 1881. During the next year he labored as 
secretary of the Y. M. C. A. of Cleveland, O. Returning 
to Princeton he completed his theological course, graduating 
in 1883. He was licensed and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Philadelphia North, June 11, 1883, being at the same time 
installed pastor of the Thompson Memorial Church, Browns- 
burgh, Pa. He was released from this charge Aug. 24, 1884. 
After this he had the following pastorates : First Church, 
Wilmington, Del., Oct. 17, 1884 to June 12, 1888; Brainerd 
Church, Easton, Pa., June 15, 1888 to Mar. 12, 1891 ; James- 
town, N. Y., July 14, 1891 to Mar. 6, 1894, and the North 
Church, Allegheny, Pa., Apr. 17, 1894 to Apr. 29, 1906. In 
this last year he became president of the Pennsylvania Col- 
lege for Women at Pittsburgh and continued such until his 
death, Jan. 18, 1914, at Woodlawn, Pittsburgh, of pneumonia, 
in the 54th year of his age. He was buried in the Allegheny 
Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa. He received the honorary degree 
of D.D. from Lafayette College in 1895. He was a commis- 
sioner to the General Assembly at Saratoga in 1890, and at 
Washington in 1893. He was moderator of the Presbytery 



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of Lehigh in 1890. He was a member of the Presbyterian 
Board of Freedmen, and a director of the Western Theological 
Seminary, being vice-president of the latter at the time of 
his death. While pastor of the North church, Pittsburgh, 
he was elected president of Western Theological Seminary, 
but declined. 

He was married Sept. 2, 1884, in Lambertville, N. J., to 
Isabella Wynkoop Williams, who, with one son and two 
daughters, survives him. 



JOHN ADAMS MU1E, 
Son of John Alexander and Sarah Ann (Zeigler) Muir, was 
born Mar. 10, 1856, in Black Rock, Md. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Stewarts- 
town, Pa., at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Stewartstown Academy for one year and 
then in the York Pennsylvania Collegiate Institute, and he 
graduated from Lafayette College in 1881. Entering the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the 
full three years' course there, graduating in 1884. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Westminster, Apr. 10, 1883, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Lackawanna, Nov. 3, 1884, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the Newton church, 
Bald Mount, Pa., from which he was released Dec. 1, 1886. 
He supplied the Abington church at Waverly, Pa., from 1884 
to 1886, and the church at Pen Argyl, Pa., from December 
1886 to November 1888. He was pastor of the church at 
Bangor, Pa., from December 1886 until Sept. 18, 1912. He 
died Apr. 22, 19 13, in Bangor, of paralysis, in the 58th year 
of his age. He was buried at Waverly, Pa. During most 
of his ministry at Bangor he was a private tutor in Greek 
and Latin preparing young men and women for college. 

He was married Aug. 13, 1885, in Waverly, Pa., to Hattie 
A. Bliss, who, with one son and two daughters, survives him. 



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WILLIAM KENT PRESTON, 
Son of John Tansel and Sarah Ann (Kent) Preston, was born 
Oct. 27, 1852, in Nashville, 111. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Richview, 111., at 
the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the Washington County Seminary at Richview; also in 
McKendree College, Lebanon, 111., and he graduated from 
Wabash College in 1880. He spent the following year in 
teaching. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1881, he 
took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1884. He 
was licensed and ordained by the Presbytery of New Castle, 
Apr. 17, 1884. He supplied the church at May's Landing, 
N. J., from May to September 1883; was pastor of the church 
at Port Penn, Del., from June 5, 1884 to Apr. 30, 1885 ; pastor 
of the Neshaminy of Warwick Church, Hartsville, Pa., from 
June 4, 1885 to July 14, 1903; pastor of the Lycoming Centre 
and Linden churches, Hepburnville, Pa., from Nov. 8, 1903 
to July 29, 1908, and pastor of the Elysburg and Rush 
churches, Pa., from Sept. 1, 1908 until his death, Nov. 3, 
1913, in the German Hospital, Philadelphia, after an operation 
for appendicitis, in the 62nd year of his age. He was buried 
in the cemetery of Neshaminy of Warwick Church, near 
Hartsville, Pa. 

He was married Oct. 14, 1884, in New York City, to Mary 
Grier Ferguson, who, with one son and one daughter, survives 
him. 



BENJAMIN PALMER BEID, 
Son of the Rev. Robert Harden and Mary Julia (Anderson) 
Reid, was born Aug. 7, i860, in Reidville, S. C. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Nazareth Presbyterian 
church of Spartanburg County, S. C, at the age of fourteen. 
His preparatory studies were pursued in the Reidville High 
School, and he graduated from Davidson College, N. C, in 



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1879. He spent the next four years in teaching : first as 
assistant teacher in the Lynch Select School for Boys at High 
Point, N. C, from August 1879 to January 1881, and then as 
principal of the Reidville Male High School until June 1883. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of 1883 and 
remained one year. He spent the year 1884 to 1885 in the 
Columbia Theological Seminary, S. C. He was licensed Apr. 
10, 1885 by the Presbytery of Enoree. From June 1885 to 
November 1886 he supplied the Antioch, Mt. Tabor and 
Woodruff churches of South Carolina. He be.^in supplying 
the Bethesda church, Guthriesville, S. C, in November 1886, 
and was ordained and installed its pastor May 7, 1887. He 
was released from this charge June 25, 1893. He was stated 
supply of the Kershaw, Heath Springs and Beaver Creek 
churches, S. C, from July 1893 to July 1895 ; was stated 
supply of the Clemson College Church and pastor of the 
Pendleton church, S. C, from Sept. 9, 1895 to Apr. 11, 1900. 
During the next year he engaged in evangelistic work under 
the care of the Synod of South Carolina. He was then 
stated supply of the church at Mt. Calvary, S. C, from Oc- 
tober 1901 until installed its pastor Aug. 25, 1903, and was 
released from this charge Oct. 21, 1908. During this pastorate 
he supplied the Woodruff and Mountain Shoals churches, 
S. C, 1901-07; the Old Fields church, S. C, from 1901 until 
installed its pastor Aug. 11, 1906, being released Oct. 16, 1907, 
and the Mt. Vernon, Enoree and Campobello churches, S. C, 
from October 1907 to October 1908. He supplied the Old 
Antioch church, S. C, from 1904 until his death, the Fulton 
church from 1907 until his death, and was pastor of the 
Antioch and Nazareth churches, S. C, from 1909 until his 
death. He died Dec. 4, 1913, in Reidville, S. C, of paralysis, 
in the 54th year of his age. He was buried in the cemetery 
of the Nazareth church, S. C. He was stated clerk of the Pres- 
bytery of Bethel from 1892 to 1905 and of the Presbytery of 
South Carolina from 1900 to 1901. He was a trustee of 



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Davidson College for the Bethel, South Carolina, and Enoree 
Presbyteries, serving three years for each Presbytery, and 
for a time was secretary of the Board of Directors. He was 
a director of the Columbia Theological Seminary from 1899 
until his death. He was also the historian of the Presbytery 
of Enoree. His principal writings were reports on minis- 
terial education embodied in the minutes of the Synod of 
South Carolina, being chairman of the Synod's Permanent 
Committee on this subject. 

He was married Dec. 12, 1906, in Reidville, to Leila Teasly, 
who, with two sons and one daughter, survives him. 



GEORGE LESLIE JOHNSTON, 
Son of James and Margaret (Ronald) Johnston, was born 
Mar. 15, 1863, in London, Ontario, Canada. He made a pub- 
lic confession of his faith in the St. Andrews Presbyterian 
Church of London, Ontario. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Collegiate Institute of London, and he grad- 
uated from the University of Toronto in 1891. Entering 
the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he 
took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1894. 
He then spent a year at the University of Halle, Germany. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Toronto, Can., May 
15, 1894, and ordained by the Presbytery of Kingston, 
Nov. 28, 1895, being at the same time installed pastor of 
the church at Marmora, Canada, from which he was released 
Mar. 28, 1898. He was then pastor of the St. Andrew's 
Church, North Bay, Canada, from Mar. 28, 1898 to July 25, 
1910. At this time ill health compelled him to give up work 
for a year and a half. Resuming work he supplied the 
churches of Homing's Mills and Primrose, Ont., for more than 
a year, and was pastor of the churches of Pickering and 
Brougham, Ont., from April 1913 until his death, which oc- 
curred Feb. 18, 1914, at Brougham, because of a rupture of 



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a blood vessel causing a clot on the brain, in the 50th year of 
his age. He was buried at London, Ontario, Canada. 

He was married Oct. 25, 1899, in Thorold, Ontario, Can- 
ada, to Jessie Amelia Munro, who, with one son and two 
daughters, survives him. 



JAMES ROSS MACDONALD, 
Son of Donald and Christina (Cameron) Macdonald, was 
born Dec. II, 1852, in Hopewell, Pictou County, N. S., Can- 
ada. He made a public confession of his faith in the Union 
Presbyterian Church of Hopewell, at the age of eighteen. 
His preparatory studies were pursued in the Normal School 
of Truro, and privately while engaged in teaching. He en- 
tered the Seminary at Princeton in 1892, taking the full three 
years' course there, and graduating in 1895. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, Apr. 23, 1895, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of St. John, N. B., Canada, Oct. 
14, 1895, being at the same time installed pastor of the church 
at Fairville, N. B., from which he was released Nov. 30, 1896. 
He was pastor of the church of Barney's River, N. B., from 
May 1897 to May 1898; of the church at Caledonia, N. B., 
from May 20, 1898 to May 20, 1905, and of the church at 
Sheet Harbour, N. S., from June 20, 1905 to June 191 1. At 
this time ill health compelled him to give up the work of the 
ministry. He resided in Elmsdale, Canada, from 191 1 until 
his death, which occurred Apr. 23, 1912, in Elmsdale, of 
motor ataxia, in the 60th year of his age. He was buried in 
the cemetery at Elmsdale. 

He was married Feb. 28, 1883, in River John, N. S., Canada, 
to Addie C. Langill, who, with an adopted daughter, survives 
him. 



ALBERT CHILDS SALLS, 
Son of Henry S. and Hannah C. (Hendrickson) Childs, was 
born Apr. 8, 1869, in Burke, N. Y. He was adopted by E. 



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Reed and Martha J. (Douglas) Sails, and was given the last 
name of his adopted parents. He made a public confession of 
his faith at Burke, at the age of twenty. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Academy at Chateaugay, N. Y., 
and he graduated from Dartmouth College in 1893. Entering 
the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he 
remained two years. He took the last year of his theological 
course in the Auburn Seminary, from which he graduated in 
1896. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Champlain, Apr. 
15, 1896, and ordained by the same Oct. 27, 1896. During 
the next three years ill health prevented his engaging in any 
regular work. He supplied the Presbyterian church of Guil- 
ford Center, N. Y., from June 1898 until installed its pastor, 
June 12, 1902, and continued serving this church until his 
death. He served also the church at East Guilford, N. Y., 
from 1904 until his death, which occurred Sept. 21, 19 13, in 
Guilford, N. Y., in the 45th year of his age. He was buried 
at Burke, N. Y. He was unmarried. 



ROBEET JAME2 DICK, 
Son of William and Anna (Gillespie) Dick, was born June 28, 
1866, in New York City. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Dutch Reformed Church, at the age of seventeen. 
Before coming to Princeton Seminary he attended lectures 
for two years at Princeton University. Entering the Semi- 
nary in 1897, he took the full three years' course there, grad- 
uating in 1900. He was licensed Apr. 16, 1900 by the Presby- 
tery of New Brunswick, and ordained by the same Presbytery 
May 21, 1900. From July 1900 to May 1901 he engaged in 
home missionary work in Claremore, Okla. He was pastor 
elect of the church of South Amboy, N. J., from September 
1901 until installed its pastor Apr. 24, 1902, and was released 
from this charge Feb. 1, 1903. This was his only pastoral 
charge. After this he resided in Elizabeth, N. J., being in- 



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terested in the work of the Y. M. C. A. of Elizabeth. He 
devoted himself especially to a summer camp for boys in New 
Hampshire in which he was associated with a brother. He 
spent much of his time in the winters preparing literature to 
advertise the camp and in soliciting patronage for it. He died 
Apr. 16, 1913, in Elizabeth, of valvular heart disease, in the 
47th year of his age. He was buried at Yonkers, N. Y. He 
was unmarried. 



SAMUEL THOMPSON GKAHAM, 
Son of Robert and Elizabeth (Thompson) Graham, was born 
Dec. 5, 1886, in Scarva, County Down, Ire. He made a pub- 
lic confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Scarva, at the age of sixteen. He came to this country when 
quite young and engaged in business for some years. He 
studied in the Preparatory Department of Wabash College 
for two years and then took his freshman year in Wabash 
College. Later he entered Pacific College, Cal., graduating 
therefrom in 1899. He took the first year of his Seminary 
course in the San Francisco Seminary, 1897-98. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1899 as a senior, he completed his 
course, graduating in 1900. He was licensed by the Presby- 
tery of Benicia, Apr. 6, 1898, and ordained by the Presby- 
tery of New Brunswick, July 13, 1900, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the church at Dutch Neck, N. J., and 
was released from this charge Apr. 23, 1906. During this 
pastorate he entered the senior class of Princeton University 
in 1904, graduating in 1905. He was pastor of the Elizabeth 
Avenue Church, Newark, N. J., from June 8, 1906 to Sept. 
1, 1910, and of the Tennent Memorial Church, Philadelphia,* 
Pa., from Sept. 27, 1910, until his death, June 11, 1913, in 
Philadelphia, of tubercular peritonitis, in the 47th year of 
his age. He was buried in the Princeton Cemetery, Bridge- 
ton, N. J. 



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He was married Nov. 18, 1902, at Princeton Junction, N. J., 
to Reba Thorne Millman, who survives him. 



HAE2.Y APGAK NYE, 
Son of the Rev. Irvin Walker and Susan (Apgar) Nye, was 
born Oct. 4, 1876, in Scranton, Pa. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of Scran- 
ton, at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the School of Lackawanna, Scranton, under W. H. 
Buell, and he graduated from Lafayette College in 1897. En- 
tering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, 
he took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1900. 
Having been awarded the New Testament Fellowship and 
Archibald Robertson Scholarship he spent the next year in 
study in the University of Edinburgh and the University of 
Oxford. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Lackawanna, 
Sept. 20, 1899, and ordained by the same Presbytery, May 5, 
1904, being at the same time installed pastor of the church at 
Peckville, Pa., where he labored until his death. During a 
part of this time he supplied the Slavonic Association church 
of Jessup, Pa. He died Jan. 2, 19 14, in the Hahnemann Hos- 
pital, Scranton, Pa., of cancer, in the 38th year of his age. 
He was buried in Dunmore, Pa. He received the degree of 
B.D. from Princeton Seminary in 1900. He was at one time 
moderator of the Presbytery of Lackawanna, and was secre- 
tary of the Presbytery's Committee on the work among 
Peoples of Foreign Speech. He was a member of the National 
Geographical Society. He declined an offer to teach Greek 
in the University Edinburgh, as well as a similar offer from 
Coe College, la. He was unmarried. 



CHARLES MOODY RULAND, 
Son of Calvin Moody and Anna Elizabeth (Harper) Ruland, 
was born Feb. 14, 1882, in Rockton, 111. He made a public 



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confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Cairo, 
N. Y., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Grammar Schools of Rockton, 111. and Cairo, 
N. Y., until he was seventeen years old. He taught for one 
year at Purling, N. Y., before entering college. He spent two 
years and a half in the University of Vermont, but did not 
graduate. Before coming to the Seminary he worked in a 
paper mill at Burlington, Vt., and afterwards enlisted in the 
regular army service and became corporal clerk of the Eigh- 
teenth Company, Coast Artillery. He left the army and 
preached in a Methodist church during the summer of 1908. 
In the fall of this year he entered Drew Theological Seminary, 
remaining one year. Coming to Princeton in 1909 he took 
the other two years of his theological course in Princeton 
Seminary, but was prevented from graduation by ill health. 
He was licensed as a local preacher in the spring of 1908 by 
the Berlin Methodist Quarterly Conference and his license 
was renewed the following year by the Madison Methodist 
Quarterly Conference. He was ordained by the Presbytery 
of St. Cloud, Nov. 14, 191 1. During the next year he sup- 
plied the Greenleaf and Spring Grove churches, Minn., and 
began serving the Crosby and Deerwood churches, Minn., as 
pastor elect in November 1912, being installed pastor of these 
churches June 27, 1913. This brief ministry was interrupted 
by his death, July 8, 1913, at Crosby, Minn., of apoplexy, in 
the 32nd year of his age. He was buried at Deerwood, Minn. 
He was married May 28, 1913, in Crosby, Minn., to Myrtle 
Matthews, who survives him. 



WILLIAM WEITIKG BORDEN, 
Son of William and Mary De Garmo ( Whiting) Borden, was 
born Nov. 1, 1887, in Chicago, 111. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Moody Church, Chicago, 111., at 
the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 



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in the University School, and the Manual Training School of 
Chicago, and in the High School at Pottstown, Pa. Before 
entering college he spent a year in foreign travel, making a 
tour of the world. He graduated from Yale University in 
1909. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the 
same year, he took the full three years' course there, graduat- 
ing in 1912. He was ordained Sept. 21, 1912, in the Moody 
Church of Chicago, having devoted himself to the work of 
Foreign Missions. Choosing for his life work missionary 
labor among the Mohammedans in China, he offered himself 
to the China Inland Mission, and sailed in December 1912 for 
Egypt in order to study Arabic and Mohammedanism there 
under Dr. Zwemer. He died Apr. 9, 1913, in Cairo, of spinal 
meningitis, in the 26th year of his age. He was buried in 
the American Mission Cemetery in Cairo. While at Yale he 
devoted himself largely to religious work, and during the 
last half of his course he supported the Yale Hope Mission in 
New Haven, and gave a large building for its use. For three 
months after his ordination in September 1912 he gave his 
services as a travelling secretary of the Student Volunteer 
Movement, and visited many of the eastern colleges. He was 
a member of the Mission Council, of the China Inland Mission 
for one year, and was a leader of the Student Volunteer Band 
for Foreign Missions while in college. He was also presi- 
dent of the Connecticut Valley Missionary Conference Union 
for two years; a delegate to the World's Missionary Confer- 
ence in Edinburgh in 19 10, representing the China Inland 
Mission. He was a director of the Moody Bible Institute, 
and of the National Bible Institute of New York, and also a 
member of the American Committee of the Nile Mission 
Press, of Cairo. He was unmarried. 



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INDEX 

PAGE 

Adams, Robert Long 287 

Appleby, James Frederick Ross 294 

B anta, Daniel Brewer 306 

Beairsto, John Keir 293 

Beattie, Thomas Cum ming 309 

Bishop, George Sayles 289 

Bittinger, Benjamin Franklin 274 

Borden, William Whiting 320 

Bostick, Joseph Maner 285 

Brown, William Young 279 

Childs, Thomas Spencer 276 

Craig, Robert Houston 300 

Cross, Joseph 273 

Dennis, James Shepard 295 

Dick, Robert James 317 

Dodd, Stephen Grover 278 

Dripps, Joseph Frederic 296 

Durant, William 3°3 

Freeland, Daniel Niles 275 

Harlow, Henry Addison 284 

Johnston, George Leslie 3*5 

Jones, William Evan 280 

Geddes, Williamson Nevin 286 

GlLLINGHAM, HENRY ClAY 3*0 

Graham, Samuel Thompson 318 

Knox, William John 283 

Lane, Ashbel Green 3°7 

Lindsay, Henry Drennan 3 11 

Long, Jay Henry 308 

Macdonald, James Ross 3*6 

Macneill, Leander George 3°4 

McKay, Kenneth 302 

McNiece, Robert Gibson 3°6 

Marvin, Edward Payson 288 

Merriam, George Franklin 291 

Morse, Andrew Bigelow • • • • ■ • 281 



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PACE 

Muir, John Adams 312 

Murray, John Lovell 297 

N ye, Harry Apgar 319 

Preston, William Kent 313 

Reid, Benjamin Palmer 313 

Ruland, Charles Moody 319 

Salls, Albert Childs 316 

Schenck, Isaac Van Wart 299 

Stratton, Morris H 2-2 

Stuart, John Linton 298 

Thomas, William George 292 

Westcott, James Stott 305 



NECROLOGICAL REPORT 



PRESENTED TO THE 



ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 



OF 



PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 



AT ITS ANNUAL MEETING 



May 4th, 191 5 



By the Editor 



Entered at the Post Office at Princeton, N. J., as second-class mail matter 



326 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [l9 J 5 



NOTICE 



The new office of Editor of the Necrological Reports having been 
created and the undersigned having been elected to that office, he 
earnestly solicits the aid of all the Alumni of the Seminary in the prep- 
aration of these iReports. When an alumnus dies, newspaper notices, 
funeral or memorial sermons, and any other information will be grate- 
fully received. Let these be sent, as soon as possible after the death 
of the person to whom they relate, to 

JOSEPH H. DULLES, 

Princeton, N. J. 



OFFICERS 

OF 

THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

FOR THE YEAR 1915-1916 

Rev. Russell Cecil, D.D., '78, President 

Rev. William H. Roberts, D.D., LL.D., '73, Vice-President 

Rev. Harold McA. Robinson, '04, Secretary 

Rev. W. Brenton Greene, Jr., D.D., '80, Treasurer 

Rev. William P. Finney, D.D., '86 f Additional Members 

Rev. George Johnson, Ph.D., '96 -J of the 

Rev. Edwin H. Kellogg, '06 Executive Committee 



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ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

OF 

PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 



Princeton, N. J., May 4, 191 5. 

The Alumni Association met for dinner in Stuart Hall at 
12.30 p. m., with the President, the Rev. George C. Yeisley, 
D.D., '74, in the chair. A blessing was asked by the Rev. J. 
Dyke Shaw, D.D., of Edinburgh, the Secretary of the Pan- 
Presbyterian Alliance. At the close of the dinner the Associa- 
tion was called to order for a short business session. 

The Executive Committee presented its report which was 
adopted and is as follows : 

Officers for the ensuing year : 

President — The Rev. Russell Cecil, D.D., of the class of '78. 

Vice-President — The Rev. William Henry Roberts, D.D., 
LL.D., of the class of '73. 

Secretary— The Rev. Harold McA. Robinson, of the class 
of '04. 

Treasurer — The Rev. W. Brenton Greene, Jr., D.D., of 
the class of '80. 

Additional members of the Executive Committee — Rev. Wil- 
liam P. Finney, D.D., of the class of '86 ; Rev. George Johnson, 
Ph.D., of the class of '96, and the Rev. Edwin H. Kellogg, of 
the class of '06. 



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The Treasurer presented his report which is as follows : 

William Brenton Greene, Jr., Treas., in account with the Alumni 
Association of Princeton Theological Seminary. 

RECEIPTS 

Balance as per last Report $442 

Interest for one year at 5$ 22 

Total Receipts $4.64 

EXPENSES 

To Princeton University Press for one card class numeral 50 

On hand May 4, 1915 $4-14 

William Brenton Greene, Jr., 

Treasurer. 

The Report was approved. 

At the conclusion of the business meeting, after-dinner 
speeches were made by the following, who were introduced by 
the President: The Rev. J. Ross Stevenson, D.D., LL.D., 
President-elect of the Seminary; the Rev. Francis L. Patton, 
D.D., LL.D., '65, President-emeritus of the Seminary; the Rev. 
E. T. Jeffers, D.D., LL.D., for the class of '65 ; the Rev. W. T. 
L. Kieffer, D.D., for the class of '75 ; the Rev. G. F. Greene, 
D.D., for the class of '85 ; the Rev. John H. Thompson, for the 
class of '90 ; the Rev. E. Van Dyke Wight, D.D., for the class of 
'95 ; the Rev. George Brewer, for the class of 05, and the Rev. 
Maitland Alexander, D.D., '92, Moderator of the General As- 
sembly and President of the Board of Directors. 

The benediction was pronounced by Dr. Patton, and the 
Association adjourned. 

HAROLD McA. ROBINSON, 

Secretary. 



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abstract of the 
Necrological Report 

FOR 1915 

The Report for the year ending March 31, 1915, contains notices of 
one member of the Board of Trustees, also an alumnus, the Rev. Lewis 
Ward Mudge, D.D., and of forty other former students of the Semin- 
ary. Three of these should have been included in former Reports, but 
the fact of their death did not reach the Editor in time. 

Of the forty-one former students the oldest was the Rev. Washington 
Frothingham '55, who reached the age of ninety-two years and seven 
months. Seven others passed their 80th year, sixteen their 70th and 
five their sixtieth. The youngest died at the age of twenty-four years. 
The average age of the forty-one was sixty-seven years, one month 
and twenty-nine days. The average age at which they made a public 
confession of their faith was eighteen years. 



330 NECR0L0GICAL REPORT 

TRUSTEE 
Lewis Ward Mudge, D.D., '65 

ALUMNI 

CLASS 

1848. Robert Levi Breck 

1850. James Robert Graham, D.D. 

1851. Robert Mitchell Overstreet 

1854. Henry Barton Chapin, D.D. 

1855. Washington Frothingham 

1858. Albert Barnes King, D.D. 

1859. William Howell Taylor 

1861. Nathan Bach man, D.D. 
John Knox McLean, D.D. 

1862. Luther Halsey Wilson 

1863. Edmund McKinney, M.D. 

1864. Selden Jennings Coffin, Ph.D. 

1865. Samuel Conn, D.D. 
George Harkness, D.D. 
William Moore, D.D. 
Lewis Ward Mudge, D.D. 
George Norcross, D.D. 
Joseph Jewett Parks 

1866. Wiiliam Service Steen 

1867. James Carswell 
Francis Heyle 

1869. John Cunningham Clyde, D.D. 

1870. Caleb Hunn Rodney 
1873. Andrew Glendenning 

1875. William James Bridges 
Willi m Kelly Tully 

1876. Daniel Caswell MacIntyre Ph.D. 
1880. Sylvanus Rockefeller Queen 
1884. John Christian Willert 

1887. William Morrison 

1890. William Allen, Jr. 

1891. William Caldwell, Ph.D. 
Charles Hermann Reinsberg, M.D. 



[1915 



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Oct. 


20, 1 


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Dec. 


18, 1 


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May 


II, 


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Dec. 


3. 


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Feb. 


16, 


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April 


9, 


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Dec. 


10, 


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March 


15, 


[915 


May 


27, 


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March 


10, 


[915 


Jan. 


17. 


[915 


Oct. 


10, 


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March 


8, 


[915 


Feb. 


1, 


[915 


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12, 


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Dec. 


25, 


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5, 


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28, 


[915 


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12, 


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10, 


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15. 


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22, 


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28, 


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14. 


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18, 


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CLASS 

1896. Albert Clark Jamison 

1899. John Burns Eakins, Ph.D., D.D. 

1905. Berend Bruins 

1906. Hugh Charles McBride, D.D. 
1908. Reading Karns Beatty 
191 5. Cullen Parish Doyle 

GRADUATE STUDENTS 
1895-1896. Luther Link 
1911-1912. Daniel Francois Barnard 



died 




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24, 


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TRUSTEE 



LEWIS WARD MUDGE, D.D., 
Son of Charles Caldwell and Ann Mary (Hoe) Mudge, was 
born Jan. 29, 1839, in New York City. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Central Presbyterian Church of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and in the 
Bloomfield Institute, N. J., and he graduated from Princeton 
University in 1862, being the valedictorian of his class. Enter- 
ing the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he 
took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1865, and 
remaining for a fourth year of study. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Nassau, (O.S.) May 3, 1864. He was tutor of 
Greek in Princeton University 1866-67, taking courses during 
the same time in the Seminary and also engaged in considerable 
private instruction. He was ordained by the Second Presby- 
tery of New York, Aug. 1, 1867, being at the same time install- 
ed pastor of the Westminster Church of Yonkers, N. Y. He 
was released from this charge May 6, 1877, that he might ac- 
cept a call to the Second Church of Princeton, N. J., over which 
he was installed May 11, 1877. He continued in this pastorate 
until May II, 1895, serving the church as supply until Oct. 20, 
of the same year. For several years after this he engaged in 
literary work. In December of 1901 he became stated supply 
of the Central Church, Downingtown, Pa., and was installed 
its pastor April 28, 1902. This relation was severed by his 
death, which occurred Oct. 10, 19 14, in the Presbyterian Hos- 
pital of Philadelphia, after an operation on the prostate gland, 
in the 76th year of his age. He was buried in the cemetery at 



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Princeton, N. J. He received the honorary degree of D.D. 
from the University of Montana in 1886. He was a trustee 
of Princeton Seminary from 191 1 until his death. On three 
occasions he represented his Presbytery as counsel at the Gen- 
eral Assembly. He was secretary of the Evangelical Commit- 
tee of the Presbytery of Chester for several years, and a trustee 
of the same Presbytery from 1909 until his death. Dr. Mudge 
published a history of the Westminster Presbyterian Church of 
Yonkers, N. Y., in 1876. He was an ardent student of hymn- 
ology and was a co-editor of the Carmina Sanctorum, 1885; 
editor of Hymns and Songs of Praise for Social Worship, 
1886; of the People's Praise Book, 1888; of Songs of Praise, 
1889; and co-editof of Many Voices, 1891 ; also editor of 
Carmina for the Sunday School, 1893. He also published a 
Manual for Seamen, 1887. He contributed largely to the re- 
ligious press and was an editorial writer of the Princeton 
Press from 1889 to 1908. He was a contributor to the New 
York Commercial Advertiser from 1897 to 1902, and a regular 
writer for the Illustrated Christian Weekly from 1877 to 1882. 
For a long period of years, ending in 1902, he contributed a 
weekly Princeton letter to the New York Evening Post. 

He was married Aug. 15, 1867, in Bloomfield, N. J., to 
Elizabeth Seymour, who survived him several months, dying 
June 4, 191 5. Five sons and one daughter survive him. 



334 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [l9 J 5 



ALUMNI 



ROBERT LEVI BRECE, D.D., LL.D., 
Son of Judge Daniel and Jane Briggs (Todd) Breck, was born 
May 8, 1827, in Richmond, Ky. He made a public confession 
of his faith in Richmond at about the age of twelve. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in Richmond, Ky., and he gradu- 
ated from Centre College, Ky., in 1845. During the winter of 
1844 he had attended the East Tennessee University in Knox- 
ville, Tenn. He took the first year of his theological course in 
the Western Theological Seminary, 1845-46, and entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the latter year, remaining 
one year. He was ordained June 28, 1849, by the Presbytery 
of West Lexington, (afterwards Ebenezer) being at the same 
time installed pastor of the church in Versailles, -Ky., from 
which he was released June 17, 1850. After this he lived for a 
year in Frankfort, Ky., and the year following in Macon, Ga. 
He was pastor of the church in Macon, 1853-58, and of the 
church in New Albany, Ind., 1858-6.0. He then spent a year in 
Richmond, Ky. He was stated supply of the church in Mays- 
ville, Ky., 1861-64; of the church in Richmond, Ky., 1865-66; 
and of the churches in Richmond and Silver Creek, Ky., 1868- 
74. He was chancellor of the Central University of Richmond, 
Ky., from 1876 to 1880. From 1881 to 1883 he served the 
First Church of Berkeley, Cal., as pastor-elect. After this the 
state of his health prevented his engaging in active work. He 
was honorably retired and resided in San Luis Obispo, Cal., 
from 1884 to 191 1 and in Palo Alto, Cal., from 191 1 until his 
death, which occurred Feb. 15, 191 5, in Palo Alto, of bladder 
trouble after a few days of acute illness, in the 88th year of his 



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age. He was buried in Richmond, Ky. He received the hon- 
orary degree of D.D. in 1874 from both Westminster College, 
Mo., and Davidson College, N. C. Dr. Breck was moderator 
of the Synod of Kentucky in 1865 and presided at the opening 
session of the Synod in 1866 at Henderson, Ky., at which time 
the Synod of Kentucky was divided. 

He was married July 20, 1847, at Woodlawn, near Richmond, 
Ky., to Martha Green Rodes, who died Oct. 18, 1866. One 
son and four daughters survive him. 



JAMES ROBERT GRAHAM, D.D., 
Son of William and Hannah (Houston) Graham, was born 
July 16, 1824, in Montgomery, N. Y. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Goodwill Presbyterian Church of 
Montgomery, at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Montgomery Academy under Professor 
Jacob C. Tooker, and he graduated from Union College in 
1844. After his graduation he spent a year on a farm in the re- 
covery of his health, and then engaged in teaching in the Mont- 
gomery Academy for three months in 1845, and in the St. 
Matthew's Parish, Orangeburg, S. C, from November, 1845, to 
July, 1847. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1847, 
taking the full three years' course there and graduating in 1850. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Hudson, April 18, 1850, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Winchester, Oct. 9, 1851. 
He supplied the Falling Water, Tuscarora and Gerrardstown 
churches, Va., for a year after his graduation from the Semin- 
ary. His only pastorate was that of the Kent Street Church, 
Winchester, Va., from Oct. 9, 185 1, to March 20, 1900, the 
long period of forty-nine years. During this pastorate he was 
principal of the Winchester School, Va., from 1863 to 1866. 
On being released from the Winchester Church he was made 
pastor-emeritus and continued his residence in Winchester 



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until his death, which occurred April 8, 1914, in Winchester, 
of the infirmities of age, in his 90th year. He was buried in 
the Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Va. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D. in 1876 from Hampden-Sydney Col- 
lege. Dr. Graham was moderator of the Synod of Virginia 
in 1873; was stated clerk of the Presbytery of Winchester from 
1853-1903, and was moderator of the General Assembly of the 
Presbyterian Church of the United States, in Nashville, in 1894. 
He was many times a commissioner to the General Assembly 
of the Southern Church, and was a member of the Pan-Presby- 
terian Council at its meeting in New York in 1909. He pub- 
lished The Planting of the Presbyterian Church in Northern 
Virginia, 1904, and was the author of several addresses and 
sermons, and was a frequent contributor to the religious press. 
He was married Oct. 3, 1853, in Winchester, Va., to Fanny 
Bland Tucker Magill, who died May 13, 1901. Five sons and 
one daughter survive him. 



ROBERT MITCHELL OVERSTREET, 
Son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Hawkins) Overstreet, was born 
Dec. 22, 1826, in Oldham County, Ky. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Bloom 7 
ington, Ind., at the age of twenty-one. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the public schools of Johnson County, Ind., in 
the Preparatory Department of Franklin College, and under 
his brother, G. M. Overstreet. He graduated from Indiana 
University in 1848. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 
the fall of the same year, he took the full three years' course 
there, graduating in 185 1. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Indianapolis, June 11, 185 1, and ordained an evangelist by 
the same Presbytery, Sept. 17, 185 1. He served the following 
churches as stated supply: Georgetown and Shiloh, Ind., from 
August 1851, to May 1852; Paris, 111., from May 1852 to April 



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1853; Newcastle and Hagerstown, Ind., from April 1853 to 
September 1854; Georgetown and Pleasant Hill, Texas, from 
November 1854 to January 1866; Prospect, Ind., from April 
1867 to January 1868; Sandwich, 111., from February 1868 to 
February 1869, and Emporia, Kans., from April 1869 to Sep- 
tember 1871. He was Presbyterial missionary for the Pres- 
bytery of Emporia from April 1871 to April 1877. He served 
as pastor-elect the church at Larned, Kans., from April 1877 
to April 1881, and the church at Larned, Kans., and the church 
at Lyons, Kans., as stated supply from April 1881 to April 
1882. From 1884 to 1888 he acted as agent for Emporia 
College, Kansas. He was stated supply of the church at Beaver, 
Okla., from 1887 to 1894. After this he resided in Emporia, 
Kans., which he had considered his residence since 1869. From 
1910 until two weeks before his death he resided in Anadarko, 
Okla. He died Feb. 27, 191 5, in the hospital of El Reno, 
Okla., of a disease of the bladder, in the 89th year of his age. 
He was buried in the Maplewood Cemetery of Emporia, Kans. 
He was a member of the Board of Regents of the State Nor- 
mal School of Kansas in 1871, and was a member of the 
Kansas Legislature at the same time. He published a few ser- 
mons and numerous articles for the press. He organized or 
assisted in organizing twelve Presbyterian churches in Kansas. 
He was largely instrumental in the founding of Emporia 
College. 

He was married Aug. 23, 1852, in Bloomington, Ind., to Mar- 
tha Maxwell Baugh, who died June 25, 1905. Two sons and 
four daughters survive him. 



HENRY BARTON CHAPIN, Ph.D M D.D., 
Son of Moses and Lucy Terry (Barton) Chapin, was born 
Sept. 14, 1827, in Rochester, N. Y. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Rochester 



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at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the Rochester Collegiate Institute, of which the Rev. Chester 
Dewey, D.D. was principal, and he graduated from Yale Uni- 
versity in 1847. He engaged in teaching in Gloucester County, 
Va., for one year and then in New York City from 1848 to 
1 85 1. He spent the following year in Union Theological Sem- 
inary of New York City. He entered the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in 1852 and remained a year and a half. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of New York Oct. 10, 1853, and ordained 
an evangelist by the same Presbytery Oct. 29, 1854. He engaged 
in work as a city missionary in New York in connection with 
the University Place Church from 1854 to 1856. He was 
pastor of the Second Church of Steubenville, O., 1856-58, and 
of the Third Church of Trenton, N. J., 1858-65. During the 
year 1866 he engaged in teaching in Princeton, N. J. He was 
stated supply of the Fourth Church, New York City, from 
May 1868 to May 1869; of the Eighty-fourth Street Church, 
New York City, from 1869 to 1871, and of the Canal Street 
Presbyterian Church of New York City, from 1876 to 1878. 
His principal work was in the profession of teaching. In 1867 
he became owner and principal of the Collegiate School of 
New York City and continued in this relation until 1903, when 
he was made principal-emeritus. This school was known later 
as the Chapin Collegiate School. He continued his residence 
in New York City until near the time of his death, which oc- 
curred on July 7, 1914, in White Plains, N. Y., of chronic 
cystitis, in the 87th year of his age. He was buried at Kensico, 
N. Y. He received the honorary degree of Ph.D. in 1868 from 
Princeton University, and the honorary degree of D.D. in 1891 
from the same institution. He was secretary of the United 
States Evangelical Alliance in 1870, and again in 1873, and was 
recording secretary of the same from 1871 until his death. He 
was chaplain of the Society of the Cincinnati for Rhode Island 



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and the Providence Plantations from 1887 to 1908. He was 
chaplain of the Presbyterian Home for Aged Women in New 
York City from March 1900 until March 1914, and was general 
chaplain of the National Society of Cincinnati from 1905 until 
his death. He acted as financial agent of Princeton Seminary 
from January to September of 1867. He was delegate from 
the United States Evangelical Alliance to the World's Evan- 
gelical Alliance meeting in London 1896. He was a member 
of the New York Society of the Sons of the Revolution and of 
the Yale, Princeton and Wolf's Head clubs in New York City. 
He was also a member of the Presbyterian Union of New York 
City and of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. 

He was married Feb. 22, 1854, in New York City to Harriet 
Ann Smith, who died March 15, 1914. Five sons survive him. 



WASHINGTON FROTHINGHAM, 
Son of John and Jane Ann (Dodge) Frothingham, was born 
Feb. 28, 1822, in Fonda, N. Y. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Duane Street Presbyterian Church of New 
York City, of which James W. Alexander was pastor, at the 
age of twenty-seven. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Johnstown, N. Y., Academy, in which he obtained a 
good classical education. His resources did not permit him to 
go to college. In 1839 he went to New York City, where he 
supported himself as a clerk and afterwards as a merchant and 
his business career was very successful. He entered the Sem- 
inary at Princeton in 1853, remaining two years. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Albany, Oct. 14, 1854, and or- 
dained by the same Presbytery, June 27, 1857. He supplied the 
church at Guilderland, N. Y., from June 1855 until installed 
its pastor at the time of his ordination, and was released from 
this charge Feb. 12, 1862. He was stated supply of the church 
at Bethlehem, N. Y., from 1858 to 1859. After being released 



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from the Guilderland church, he engaged in missionary work 
in Albany, N. Y., for a short time, and then served the Tribes 
Hill church, with his residence at Fonda, N. Y., from 1871 to 
1904. At this time advancing years compelled him to give up 
the active work of the ministry. He continued his residence in 
Fonda until his death, which occurred Oct. 20, 1914, in Fonda, 
of paralysis, in the 93rd year of his age. His remains were 
taken to Troy, N. Y., for cremation. He was an active writer 
and publisher. He engaged in newspaper work for forty-four 
years, writing under the nom de plume of "Rjosicrusian," 
"Macaulay," "Demon of Broadway" and "Hermit of New 
York." Among his publications were : Atheos, or the Tragedies 
of Unbelief, 1862; Martel Papers, or Life Scenes During the 
Reign of Terror, 1865; Once More, a tale of New York; The 
Centennial Cruise, and a History of Montgomery County. 

He was twice married: (1) Nov. 16, 1863, in Fonda, N. Y., 
to Mary Middlemas, who died July 1899; (2) July 1900 in 
Fonda, N. Y., to Ella E. Levett, who survives him. 



ALBERT BARNES KING, 
Son of Frederick and Abigail La Rue (Perrine) King, was 
born Jan. 29, 1828, in Morristown, N. J. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of 
Rahway, N. J., at the age of twenty two. His preparatory 
studies were pursued under the Rev. F. L. King, and he gradu- 
ated from Princeton University in 1855. He took the first year 
of his seminary course in Union Theological Seminary, New 
York, 1855-56, and then spent a year in further study of the- 
ology with the Rev. Frederick L. King. He entered the Semin- 
ary at Princeton in 1857, graduating in 1858. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Elizabethtown April 7, 1858, and ordained 
by the Presbytery of Monmouth, Oct. 22, 1861, being at the 
same time installed pastor of the church at Oceanic, N. J., 



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from which he was released July i, 1862. He served the Re- 
formed Dutch church of Gilboa, N. Y., as stated supply from 
December 1862 to May 1863. He was principal of the Lu- 
zerne Presbyterian Institute, Pa., from 1863 to 1869, and pastor 
of the Presbyterian church of Wyoming, Pa., from Oct. 25, 
1863, to Nov. 26, 1872. After this he supplied the church at 
Charlotte, N. Y., from April 1872 to April 1875. He then 
resided in Elizabeth, N. J., without charge from 1878 to 1881. 
He supplied the church of Clarksville, N. Y., from 1882 to 
1883. From 1884 to 1886 he resided in New York City, and 
from 1887 to 1888 engaged in work in connection with the 
International Medical Missionary Society of New York City. 
From 1889 to 1890 he traveled in Europe, returning to New 
York City in 1891 and residing there until 1909. After this 
he resided in Brooklyn, N. Y., until his death, which occurred 
Dec. 18, 1914, in Brooklyn, N. Y., of arterial schlerosis, in the 
87th year of his age. He was buried in the Evergreen Cemetery 
of Morristown, N. J. He published several pamphlets. 

He was twice married: (1) Nov. 13, 1861, in New York 
City, to Elizabeth Ross Maver, who died April 2, 1907; (2) 
April 28, 1909, in Brooklyn, to Mrs. Elizabeth A. (Sypher) 
Jones, who, with two sons and three daughters of her hus- 
band by his first marriage survives him. 



WILLIAM HOWELL TAYLOR, 
Son of James Manning and Rosamond (Howell) Taylor, was 
born Feb. 11, 1834, in New York City. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Brick Presbyterian Church of New 
York at the age of twelve. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the New York University Grammar School, and he 
graduated from Yale University in 1855. He spent the year 
following in travelling abroad. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1856, he took the full three years' course there, 



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graduating in 1859. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
New York, (O.S.) April 28, 1859, and ordained by the same 
Presbytery Feb. 22, i860, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the First Church of Clifton, S. I., N. Y., from which he was 
released in April 1864. For a time in 1865 he was chaplain 
in the United States Army. He was pastor of the First Church 
of Titusville, Pa., from October 1865 to July 1869; pastor of 
the Green Point Church, Brooklyn, N. Y., from 1869 to 1876, 
when ill health compelled him to give up pastoral work for a 
time. He served the church of Aiken, S. C, as pastor-elect 
fiom 1877 to l &79> and the church at St. Augustine, Fla., in 
the same capacity from 1879 t0 l &&3- He was pastor-elect of 
the church at Summerville, S. C, from 1883 to 1886. After 
this he resided in New York City and spent much time in 
travel during the years 1 886-1 891. From 1891 to 1894 he was 
pastor of the church at Walterboro, S. C. He then resided 
in Savannah, Ga., until 1896, and afterward in Summerville, 
S. C, until his death, which occurred May 11, 1914, in Grace 
Hospital, Richmond, Ya., of heart disease, in the 81st year of 
his age. He was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, 
New York. 

He was twice married: (1) Dec. 8, 1858, in Troy, N. Y., to 
Jennie E. Arms, who died March 26, 1862; (2) June 4, 1868, 
in New York City to Sarah Elizabeth Monroe, who died Nov. 
28, 1904. Two daughters survive him. 



NATHAN BACEMAN, D.D., 
Son of Jonathan and Frances (Rhea) Bachman, was born Dec. 
13, 1832, near Kingsport, Sullivan County, Tenn. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Kingsport, Tenn., at the age of nineteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in Rotherwood, Tenn., under Professor 
John Lampson, and he graduated from Emory and Henry Col- 



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lege, Va., in 1858. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
the fall of the same year, but remained less than one term, 
being obliged to leave on account of his health. He spent the 
year 1 860-61 in Union Theological Seminary, New York, and 
part of the following year in Union Theological Seminary, Va, 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Holston, April 14, 1862, 
and ordained by the same Presbytery, April 11, 1863. He was 
stated supply of the church at Kingsport, Tenn., 1862-66, stated 
supply of the Second Church, Knoxville, Tenn., 1866-76, evan- 
gelist in Knoxville, 1877-78, evangelist in Jonesboro, Tenn., 
1879-87; evangelist in Knoxville, 1888-92 and evangelist in 
Sweetwater, Tenn., from 1893 until his death, which occurred 
Dec. 3, 1914, of Bright's disease, in the 82nd year of his age. 
He was buried in Sweetwater, Tenn. He received the hon- 
orary degree of D.D. from the Southwestern Presbyterian Uni- 
versity in 1889. He published a volume of revival sermons. 

He was married June 2, 1862, in Jonesboro, Tenn., to Sarah 
Jane Cunningham, who died June 16, 1863. One daughter 
survives him. 



JOHN KNOX McLEAN, D.D., 
Son of Thomas King and Mary (Perine) McLean, was born 
March 31, 1834, in Jackson, N. Y. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Schenec- 
tady, N. Y., at the age of twenty-four. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Washington Academy of Salem, N. Y., 
and in Carlisle, N. Y., and he graduated from Union College 
in 1858. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the 
same year, he took the full three years' course there, graduating 
in 1861. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Albany, May 1, 
i860, and ordained by a Congregational Council at Fair Haven, 
Conn., June 5, 1861, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the Congregational Church of Fair Haven. He was released 



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from this charge 1862. After this he served the following 
Congregational churches as pastor : Framingham, Mass., from 
Feb. 19, 1863, to Sept. 1, 1867; Springfield, 111., from Oct. 1, 
1867, to March 1, 1872, and the First Congregational Church of 
Oakland, Cal., from April 24, 1872, to Sept. 1, 1895. During 
this last pastorate he was a lecturer on Church Polity in the 
Pacific Theological Seminary, 1876-80. In 1894 he became 
president of the Pacific Theological Seminary and lecturer on 
pastoral methods, continuing in this office until 191 1, when he 
was made president-emeritus. He continued his residence in 
Berkeley, Cal., from this time until his death, which occurred 
Feb. 16, 1914, in Berkeley, of hemorrhage of the brain, in the 
80th year of his age. He was buried in the Mountain View 
Cemetery of Oakland, Cal. He received the honorary degree 
of D.D. from Knox College, Illinois, in 1876. He was a dele- 
gate to the International Council of Congregational Churches 
in London in 1891 ; the first vice-president of the same Council 
in Boston, 1899, and was assistant moderator of the National 
Council of Congregational Churches in Des Moines, la., 1894. 
He was president of the Associated Charities of Berkeley, Cal., 
1885-95 > director of the California Institute for the Deaf 
and Blind, 1887-97; trustee of Pomona College, Cal., 1887- 
97, and a trustee of the Pacific Seminary, 1874-1911. He was 
also ex-officio president of the Board of Trustees of the Pacific 
Seminary while its president. He was a member and vice- 
president of the State Board of Charities and Corrections of 
California. From January to March 1865 he served on the 
United States Christian Commission. 

He was married June 26, 1861, in Salem, X. Y., to Sarah 
Matilda Hawley, who, with one daughter, survives him. 



LUTHER HALSEY WILSON, 
Son of the Rev. James and Mary Griffin (Edwards) Wilson, 
was born July 17, 1837, in Sabathu, North India. He made 



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a public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church 
of Knoxville, Tenn., at the age of twenty. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in Steubenville, O., in Northfield, O., in 
Bluffton, Ind., and in South Hanover, Ind. He was a student 
in Hanover College until the end of his junior year, and then 
attended East Tennessee University as a senior, but did not 
remain until graduation. He engaged in teaching in Knox 
County, Tenn., from 1855 to 1856, was a tutor in Knoxville, 
Tenn., during the winter of 1856 and spring of 1857, and in 
Greene County, East Tenn., from 1857 to 1859. He entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in 1859, remaining two years. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Knoxville, April 19, 1862, 
and ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of Flint River, 
Sept. 29, 1866. He was stated supply of the church at Whitney, 
Ga., from 1866 to 1871 ; of the church at Newton, Ga., from 
1867 to 1868. He engaged in teaching while pastor at Whit- 
ney, Ga. ; supplied the church at Bluffton, Ga., during a part of 
1871 ; supplied the churches of Friendship and West Point, 
Ga., from January 1872 to December 1874. He supplied the 
churches of Clarksville and Nacooche, Ga., in 1875 ; was pastor 
of the church at Yorkville, S. C, from 1876 to 1879; supplied 
the churches of Whitney, Camilla, Newton and Fort Gaines, 
Ga., from 1880 to 1881 ; supplied the church at Marshall, Texas, 
from 1882 to 1883; was president of the Presbyterian Female 
College at Tyler, Texas, from 1883 to 1885 ; was stated supply 
of the churches at Clarendon and Holly Grove, Ark., from 
1885 to 1887; labored as an evangelist for the St. John's Pres- 
bytery from 1888 to 1890; was stated supply of the churches of 
Clear Water, Lake Weir, Dunedin and Bloomingdale, Fla., 
from 1890 to 1894; resided as an evangelist at Davidson Col- 
lege, N. C, from 1894 to 1895, and at Chipley, Fla., from 1896 
to 1899. He then labored as principal of a school and as pastor 
in Geneva, Ala., from 1899 to 1901, and in the same double 



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capacity in Dickey, Ga., from 1902 to 1910. After this he 
resided in Phoenix, Ariz., and later in Dickey, Ga., where he 
died, April 9, 1914, of acute indigestion, in the 77th year of 
his age. He was buried in Dickey. He was chaplain of the 
Sixty Third Tennessee Regiment of the Confederate States 
Army, from September 1863 to April 1865, when he was cap- 
tured and taken as a prisoner to Johnson's Island. Upon his 
release from prison he taught school at La Grange, Ga. He 
was principal of the Geneva Collegiate Institute, from 1899 to 
1901, and of the public school of Dickey, Ga., while pastor of 
the church there. He published a Little Child's Catechism, 
1882; Baptism and the Holy Ghost, 1886; The Divine and 
Human, 1886; The Pattern of the House, 1893; Scripture 
Questions, and the Lost Dream, or Explanation of the Prophe- 
cies of Daniel. All of these were small volumes. 

He was married Oct. 13, 1868, in Whitney, Ga., to Mrs. 
Frances Eudora (Davis) Harvin, who with one son and two 
daughters, survives him. 



EDMUND McEINNEY, M.D., 
Son of Edmund and Teresa Flemming (Dennis) McKinney, 
was born Aug. 26, 1839, in Warren, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Hillsboro, 
O., at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the high school of Hillsboro, and in the White Water 
Presbyterial Academy, Dunlapsville, Ind. He spent the sopho- 
more year of his collegiate course in Miami University, and 
the junior and senior years in Centre College, Ky., from which 
he graduated in i860. He engaged in work as a colporteur for 
the Tract Society during a few months after his graduation, 
and entered the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same 
year. He took the full three years' course there, graduating in 
1863. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Cincinnati April 



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2, 1862. He was never ordained. He supplied the churches at 
Boggstown and Acton, Ind., from 1863 to 1864, and engaged in 
teaching at the same time. He then began the study of medi- 
cine and graduated from the Medical Department of the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania in 1866. He spent the rest of his life 
as a physician and druggist with his residence in Keyport, 
N. J., and died Dec. 10, 1914, in Keyport, of heart trouble, in 
the 75th year of his age. He was buried in Keyport. During 
his earlier life he spent several years in the work of teaching; 
in the White Water Presbyterian Academy, 1858 ; in a country 
school near Oxford, O., 1859; in a select school at Boggstown, 
Ind., 1863-64, and in the school of Dr. S. M. Hamill at Law- 
renceville, N. J., in 1865. 

He was married Dec. 17, 1867, in Lawrenceville, N. J., to 
Anna Maria Van Cleve, who, with two sons and one daughter, 
survives him. 



SELDEN JENNINGS COFFIN, Ph.D., 
Son of Professor James Henry and Aurelia Medici (Jennings) 
Coffin, was born Aug. 3, 1838, in Ogdensburg, N. Y. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the Brainerd Presbyterian 
Church of Easton, Pa., at the age of seventeen. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued in Easton privately under his father, 
and he graduated from Lafayette College in 1858, delivering 
the English Salutatory, and received the appointment to the 
Phi Beta Kappa Society. After his graduation he spent one 
year in scientific study and two years in teaching in Blooms- 
bury, N. J., and in the Susquehanna Collegiate Institute, Towan- 
da, Pa. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1861, taking 
the full three years' course there and graduating in 1864. He 
was licensed April 20, 1864, by the Presbytery of Philadelphia 
North, and ordained Jan. 6, 1874, by the Presbytery of Lehigh. 
He was a tutor in Lafayette College from 1864 to 1866, and 



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adjunct-professor of mathematics in the same from 1866 to 
1872, and professor of mathematics and astronomy in the same 
college from 1873 to 1886. In the latter year he resigned his 
professorship to assume the duties of registrar at Lafayette 
College, which office he held until 1904. After this time he 
continued his residence in Easton until his death, which oc- 
curred March 15, 191 5, in Easton, of general debility, in the 
77th year of his age. He was buried in Easton, Pa. He re- 
ceived the degree of Ph.D. in 1876 from Hanover College, Ind. 
He was a member of the Trinity Historical Society; of the 
Northampton County Historical Society ; of the Moravian 
Historical Society, and of the Pennsylvania Historical Society. 
He was first president of the Lehigh Valley Mathematical 
Society, and secretary of the Lafayette Alumni Association, 
from 1859 to 1904, and fellow of the American Association for 
the Advancement of Science. He served in the United States 
Christian Commission in December 1862; from May to August 
1863, and from May to July 1864. He published the Record of 
the Men of Lafayette, 1879; Lafayette, Its History and Men, 
1891, and the History of the Class of 1864 in Princeton Theo- 
logical Seminary. He also revised Olmstead's Astronomy. 

He was twice married: (1) Dec. 22, 1875, in Belvidere, N. J., 
to Mary Albertson Angle, who died April 9, 1889; (2) Dec. 22, 
1 89 1, in Easton, Pa., to Emma Frances Angle, who survives 
him. 



SAMUEL CONN, D.D., 
Son of Alexander and Harriet (Campbell) Conn, was born 
March 4, 1838, in Steubenville, O. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Steuben- 
ville at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the high school of Steubenville and he graduated from 
Washington College, Pa., in 1857. During the next three years 



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he engaged in teaching in the high school at Lawrenceville, 
N. J., and then for a year was in charge of the Latin depart- 
ment of Washington College, Pa. He entered the Seminary 
at Princeton in 1861, remaining a year. After which he be- 
came chaplain of the 21st New Jersey Volunteers, U. S. A., 
serving for nine months. Returning to Princeton in 1863 he 
completed his course there, graduating in 1865. He was 
licensed Oct. 8, 1862, by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, 
and ordained July 21, 1867, by the Presbytery of Sangamon, 
(O.S.). In October 1866 he began serving the church at De- 
catur, 111 as pastor-elect, and was installed over this church 
July 21, 1867. He was released from this charge Sept. 16, 1868. 
He was stated supply of the church at Carrollton, O., from 
December 1868 to June 1870; pastor of the First Church of 
New Albany, Ind., from Oct. 30, 1870, to Feb. 26, 1878; stated 
supply of the First Church of St. Paul, Minn., from March 
1878 until installed its pastor, May 10, 1882, and was released 
from this charge in April 1883 ; pastor of the church in Beverly, 
N. J., from Jan. 21, 1885, to May 9, 1890; chaplain of the 
Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia from 1892 to 1894; pas- 
tor of the church in Los Gatos, Cal., from 1894 to 1896; stated 
supply of the First Church of Monterey, Cal., from 1898 to 
1901 ; stated supply of the church at Gilroy, Cal., from 1901 
to 1904, and stated supply of the Radnor church at Wayne, Pa., 
from 1905 to 1907. After resigning this last charge he contin- 
ued his residence in Wayne until his death, which occurred 
May 27, 1914, in Wayne, of pneumonia, in the 77th year of his 
age. He was buried in the West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Phila- 
delphia. He received the honorary degree of D.D. in 1875 
from Hanover College, Ind. He published several sermons as 
well as a Historical Sketch of the First Presbyterian Church of 
New Albany, Ind., 1876, and a History of the Class of 1857, 
Washington College, Pa., 1882, and numerous articles in 
newspapers. 



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He was married Dec. 28, 1865, in Peoria, 111., to Leonora 
Beall, who died March 31, 1914. 



GEORGE HAROESS, D.D., 
Son of James and Letty Harkness, was born June II, 1837, in 
North Kortright, N. Y. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the United Presbyterian Church of North Kortright, at 
the age of twenty. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the Fergusonville Academy, N. Y., under Professor James 
Oliver, and he graduated from Union College, Schenectady, 
N. Y., in 1862. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall 
of the same year, he took the full three years' course there, 
graduating in 1865. He was licensed by the United Presby- 
terian Presbytery of Delaware, May 10, 1864, and ordained by 
the Presbytery of Albany, Oct. 26, 1865, being at the same time 
installed pastor of the church at Princetown, N. Y. He was 
released from this charge June 14, 1869. He was pastor of 
the church at Kingsboro, N. Y., from July 13, 1869, to Oct. 
10, 1877; served the church at Medina, N. Y., as pastor-elect, 
from Oct. 21, 1877, to Nov. 9, 1879; was stated supply of the 
church at Potsdam, N. Y., from November 1879 unt ^ installed 
its pastor, June 7, 1880, and was released from this charge 
May 31, 1889; was pastor of the church at Rockford, 111., from 
Oct. 27, 1889, to May 29, 1893; pastor of the church at Paris, 
111., 1893-99; pastor-elect of the church at Hillsboro, 111., 1899- 
03; stated supply of the church at El Dorado, Kan., 1903-06, 
and stated supply of the church at Sterling, Kan., from 1906 
to 191 1. After this he resided in Wichita, Kan., until his death, 
which occurred Mar. 10, 191 5, in Wichita, of apoplexy, in the 
78th year of his age. He was buried in Newton, Kan. He 
received the honorary degree of D.D. in 1912 from Union Col- 
lege. In 1892 he was appointed a member of the American 
Academy of Political and Social Science. 



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He was married May 30, 1866, in North Kortright, N. Y., 
to Isabella Douglass, who, with one son, survives him. 



WILLIAM MOORE, D.D., 
Son of John and Jane (Ritchie) Moore, was born near Larne, 
Ireland, Feb. 25, 1838. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Presbyterian church of St. Mary's, Ont., Canada, 
at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the school of St. Marys, Canada, and also privately under 
the direction of his pastor, the Rev. David Beattie. He took 
the literary courses in Knox College, Toronto, and also in the 
University College, Toronto, during three years without study- 
ing for a degree. He spent the year 1862-63 in the Theological 
Department of Knox College, entering the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in the fall of the last year and completing his course there, 
graduating in 1865. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New 
Brunswick, Feb. 8, 1865, an d ordained by the Presbytery of 
Ottawa, Canada, March 28, 1866, being at the same time install- 
ed pastor of the Bank Street Church, Ottawa. He was released 
from this charge Dec. 31, 1902, and made pastor-emeritus. 
From 1903 until 1912 he was secretary of the Canada Society 
for Prevention of Consumption with his residence in Ottawa. 
After this he was city missionary by the appointment of the 
Presbytery of the City of Ottawa during the years 1912-14. 
He died Jan. 17, 191 5, in Ottawa, from the infirmities of age, 
in his 77th year. He was buried in Beechwood Cemetery, Ot- 
tawa. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from Hanover 
College, Ind., in 1879. He was several times moderator of the 
Presbytery of Ottawa and moderator of the Synod of Mon- 
treal and Ottawa in 1881, and of the General Assembly of the 
Presbyterian Church of Canada in 1897. He served on nearly 
every one of the General Assembly standing committees and was 
the convener of the General Assembly's Foreign Mission Com- 



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mittee. He was principal of the Ottawa Ladies College from 
1876 to 1878, of which college he was one of the founders. 
Several of his sermons were published in church papers. 

He was twice married: (1) July 4, 1866, in St. Marys, Ont., 
Canada, to Ann Junor, who died Nov. 1, 1879; ( 2 ) Nov. 9, 
1899, in Ottawa, to Mrs. Elizabeth M. (Carswell) McFarlane, 
who, with one son and one daughter by his first wife, survives 
him. 



GEORGE NORCEOSS, D.D., 
Son of Hiram and Elizabeth (McClelland) Norcross, was born 
April 8, 1838, in Erie County, Pa. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Mon- 
mouth, 111., at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the high school of Monmouth under W. B. Jenks, 
in McDonough College, Macomb, 111., and in the Prepara- 
tory Department of Monmouth College. He graduated from 
Monmouth College in 1861. After his graduation he en- 
tered the McCormick Theological Seminary, remaining there 
one year. During the year following he was a student 
in the United Presbyterian Seminary in Monmouth, 111., 
being also at the same time a professor in Monmouth Col- 
lege. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1864, remain- 
ing one year. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Warren, 
April 18, 1863. This Presbytery was later merged into the 
Presbytery of Schuyler. He was stated supply of the church 
at North Henderson, 111., from May 1863 to June 1865. He 
was ordained by the Presbytery of Warren, June 16, 1865, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the church at North 
Henderson, 111., and was released from this charge May 2.2, 
1866. He was pastor of the church at Galesburg, 111., from 
Sept. 9, 1866, to Dec. 24, 1868, and pastor of the Second Church 
of Carlisle, Pa., from May 27, 1869, to April 13, 1909, the 



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long period of forty years. On being released from this pas- 
torate he was made pastor-emeritus and continued his residence 
in Carlisle until his death, which occurred March 8, 191 5, in 
Carlisle, Pa., after an illness of la grippe, in the 77th year of 
his age. He was buried in the Ashland Cemetery of Carlisle. 
He received the honorary degree of D.D. from Princeton Uni- 
versity, 1879. He was moderator of the Synod of Pennsylva- 
nia, 1899; was a trustee of the Presbytery of Carlisle; was an 
associate member of the First Pan-Presbyterian Council in 
Edinburgh, 1877; was a member of the Seventh Pan-Presby- 
terian Council in Washington, D. C, 1899, and was a com- 
missioner to the General Assembly four times. He was a mem- 
ber of the American Historical Association; of the Scotch- 
Irish Society of America ; of the National Georgraphic Society, 
and of the American Church Historical Society. He was editor 
and in part author of The Centennial Memorial of the Presby- 
tery of Carlisle, 1889. He published The Story of a Thirtieth 
Anniversary, being an account of his thirty-year pastorate of 
the Second Church of Carlisle, as well as several sermons and 
articles. 

He was twice married: (1) Oct. 1, 1863, in Monmouth, 111., 
to Mary Sophia Tracy, who died March 25, 1866; (2) April 
22, 1867, in Galesburg, 111., to Mrs. Louise (Jackson) Gale, 
who, with four daughters survives him. 



JOSEPH JEWETT PARKS, 
Son of Joseph Wilson and Jannetta Hamill (Hoffman) Parks, 
was born Feb. 13, 1835, in Dauphin, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of 
Germantown, Pa., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Germantown Academy under Pro- 
fessor James H. Withington, and in the Lafayette Classical 
Academy of Easton, Pa., under W. H. Woods. He graduated 



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from Lafayette College in 1862. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1865. He was licensed by 
the Second Presbytery of Philadelphia, April 20, 1864; but 
was never ordained. He was a professor in the Irving Female 
College, Mechanicsburg, Pa., from November 1865 to July 
1867. During this time he supplied the Monaghan Church 
of Dillsburg, Pa., from May 1866 to June 1867. He was prin- 
cipal of the Blairsville Ladies Seminary, Pa., from 1867 to 1878. 
After this he was chief clerk to the chief engineer of the Texas, 
Pacific Railway with his residence at Marshall, Texas, until 
1901. He resided in Brownsville, Pa., from this time until his 
death, which occurred Feb. 1, 191 5, in South Brownsville, Pa., 
of enlargement of the heart, in the 80th year of his age. He 
was buried in the Redstone Cemetery, Brownsville, Pa. He 
served on the Christian and Sanitary Commission during the 
Civil War. 

He was married Aug. 20, 1868, in Brownsville, Pa., to Anna 
Maria Woodward, who, with two daughters, survives him. 



WILLIAM SERVICE STEEN, 
Son of Robert and Margaret Rea (Service) Steen, was born 
Aug. 7, 1841, in Philadelphia, Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Fourth Reformed Presbyterian Church, 
Philadelphia, at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in Philadelphia at the Classical Academy of the 
Rev. John W. Faires, D.D., and he graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania in 1861. He spent the next year in 
study under a private tutor in Philadelphia, and the year fol- 
lowing as assistant classical instructor in the Academy of Prof. 
F. W. Hastings, Philadelphia. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1863, taking the full three years' course there 
and graduating in 1866. He returned for a fourth year as a 



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resident graduate, but remained only a few months. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia Central, Oct. i, 
1866, and ordained by the Presbytery of Lackawanna, June 7, 

1881. He engaged in missionary work in Bradford County, 
Pa., from 1866 to 1869, and then took up his residence in 
Philadelphia, where he remained until 1879. He was stated 
supply of the church at Wysox, Pa., from April 1879 to April 

1882. From this time until 1884 his residence was in Washing- 
ton County, Pa., and then in Cranbury, N. J., until 1891. He 
engaged in teaching in Wayne, Pa., from 1891 to 1896, and 
was superintendent of the Presbyterian Hospital in Philadel- 
phia from 1896 to 1912, He continued his residence in Phila- 
delphia until his death, which occurred Aug. 12, 19 14, in the 
Presbyterian Hospital of that city, in the 74th year of his age. 
He was buried in the West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia. 
He was twice moderator of the Presbytery of Monmouth. For 
a short time in 1864 he was in the service of the United States 
Christian Commission, and served in the Pennsylvania Volun- 
teers during the Civil War. 

He was married June 19, 1879, at Ewing's Mills, Washing- 
ton Co., Pa., to Ellen Ewing Hallock, who, with one son and 
three daughters, survives him. 



JAMES CARSWELL, 

Son of David and Janet (Mitchell) Carswell, was born June 7, 
1839, in Horton, Ont., Canada. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Knox Presbyterian Church of Perth, Canada, 
at the age of twenty-two. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the high school of Perth, under Joseph Warren and 
R. T. Livingstone. He then engaged in teaching in Parkenham, 
Canada, for one year, and in Arnprior, Canada, for three years. 
He graduated from Knox College, Canada, in 1864. During 



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the next two years he was a student in the theological depart- 
ment of Knox College. He entered the Seminary at Princeton 
as a senior in 1866, graduating in 1867. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 18, 1867, and ordained 
by the Presbytery of Ottawa, Oct. 17, 1867. He was pastor of 
the churches at Ashton, Beckwith and Carleton Place, Canada, 
from Oct. 27, 1867, to Aug. 5, 1874; stated supply at Beckwith, 
Canada, from November 1874 to November 1875; pastor at 
Aylmer, Canada, from Nov. 11, 1875, to June 25, 1879; pastor 
of the West Adelaide and Arkona churches, Canada, from Oct. 
19, 1880, to Oct. 29, 1883; pastor of the Bond Head and 
Cookstown churches, Canada, from Nov. 6, 1883, to Mar. 31, 
1895 ; stated supply of the church at Burk's Falls, Canada, from 
March 1895, to September 1898; supplied churches in Manitoba 
from 1898 to 1899; was pastor of the churches at Poplar Point 
and Meadow Lea from April 11, 1899, to March 31, 1904, and 
stated supply of the church at Little Britain, Canada, from 
April 11, 1904, to Sept. 30, 1907. At this time he was honor- 
ably retired from the active work of the ministry and resided 
for a time at Winnipeg, Canada, and afterward at Collings- 
wood East, B. C. He died Sept. 25, 1914, in Vancouver, B. C, 
Canada, of bronchitis, in the 76th year of his age. In Decem- 
ber 1912 he suffered a slight stroke of paralysis from which he 
partially recovered. In March 1913 he had a second stroke 
and was helplessly ill after that time. He was buried in the 
Kildonan Cemetery, Winnipeg, Canada. 

He was married Oct. 7, 1869, in St. Mary's, Ont., to Chris- 
tena Junor, who died Sept. 29, 1910. Three daughters survive 
him. 



FEANCIS HEYL, JR., 
Son of Francis and Catharine (Reed) Heyl, was born Dec. 26, 
1845, m Philadelphia, Pa. He made a public confession of his 



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faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of Germantown, Phil- 
adelphia, at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Germantown Academy, under James H. With- 
ington, and he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania 
in 1864. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the 
same year, he took the full three years' course there, graduating 
in 1867. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, 
Jan. 8, 1867, and ordained an evangelist by the same Presbytery, 
July 10, 1867. Having devoted himself to the work of foreign 
missions, he sailed for India in October 1867, arriving in March 
1868, and engaged in missionary work in Mynpoorie, India, 
from 1868 to 1870, and in Allahabad from 1870 to 1881. In 
the latter year he returned to this country and resided in Phila- 
delphia, Pa., from 1881 to 1884. He became pastor-elect of 
the church at Bensalem, Pa., in 1884, and was installed its pas- 
tor May 15, 1885, and released from this charge June 9, 1891. 
He served at the same time the church of Eddington as pastor- 
elect from 1886 until installed its pastor, Jan. 18, 1887, and 
was released June 9, 1891. During the next year he resided 
in Philadelphia. From January 1893 to January 1896 he sup- 
plied the First Church of Lower Merion, Pa. After this the 
state of his health prevented his continuance in the active work 
of the ministry. He resided in Germantown, Philadelphia, 
from 1896 until his death, which occurred Sept. 5, 1914, in the 
Germantown Hospital, of general debility, in the 69th year of 
his age. He was buried in the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadel- 
phia. He was the honorary superintendent of the Blind and 
Leper Asylums of Allahabad, India, from 1871 to 1881, and 
was president of the Germantown Horticultural Society, from 
1907 to 1908. He was principal of the Boys' School, Myn- 
poorie, India, in 1869, and of the Jumna Mission High School, 
of Allahabad, from 1870 to 1881. He was unmarried. 



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JOHN CUNNINGHAM CLYDE, D.D., 
Son of Joseph and Anne (Jamieson) Clyde, was born Oct. 22, 
1841, in White Deer Valley, Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Brainerd Presbyterian Church of Easton, 
Pa., at the age of twenty-three. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the McEwensville Academy, Pa., under the Rev. Dr. 
S. S. Sheddan and L. Rynearson, and in the Geneva Hall, 
Northwood, Ohio, under the Rev. Mr. Shields and the Rev. 
C. Trumbull. He entered Lafayette College as a freshman in 
i860, but left after the first term to engage in teaching in 
Ohio. He enlisted in the U. S. Army as a private in the "2d 
Regiment of Illinois in August 1862 for three years but was 
detached for other duty, and in the summer of 1863 was dis- 
charged on account of ill-health. He then returned to Lafay- 
ette College, from which he graduated in 1866, delivering the 
Latin Salutatory. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
the fall of the same year, taking the full three years' course 
and graduating in 1869. He was licensed April 22, 1868, by the 
Second Presbytery of Philadelphia (O.S.) and ordained as an 
evangelist Oct. 13, 1869, by the Presbytery of Chariton (N. S.). 
During his seminary course he supplied the church at Tioga, 
Pa., for four months in the summer of 1868. He engaged in 
home missionary work in Centreville, la., from July 1869 to 
July 1870. He was stated supply of the church at Shenandoah, 
Pa., from Sept. 18, 1870, to June 16, 1872; pastor of the 
churches of East Whiteland and Charleston, Pa., from Oct. 2, 
1872, to June 24, 1879, and pastor of the First Church of 
Bloomsbury, N. J., from Oct. 14, 1879, to June 25, 1901. At 
this time he retired from the active work of the ministry and 
resided in Easton, Pa., until his death, which occurred Jan. 28, 
191 5, in Easton, suddenly of heart failure, in the 74th year 
of his age. He was buried in Easton, Pa. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D. in 1885 from Maryville College, Tenn. 



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Dr. Clyde was a voluminous writer. Among his publications 
were the following: History of Allen Township Presbyterian 
Church, Pa., 1876; Genealogies, Necrologies and Reminiscences 
of the Irish Settlement, Pa., 1879; Rosbrugh, a tale of the 
Revolution, or Life, Labors and Death of Rev. John Rosbrugh, 
1880; Life of James H. Coffin, 1881 ; History of the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Bloomsbury, N. J., 1884; Guide to 
Non-Liturgical Prayer, 1885 ; Mohammedanism a Pseudo- 
Christianity, 1888; The Christian Temperance Scientific 
Thought, 1889. He was a member of the Victoria Institute, or 
Philosophical Society of Great Britain ; of the American Insti- 
tute of Christian Philosophy; of the American Academy of 
Political and Social Science, and of the National Geographic 
Society. He was treasurer of the Northampton County His- 
torical and Genealogical Society and president of the same 
several times. He was also president of the Northampton 
County, Pa., Bible Society, and chaplain of the Lafayette Post 
217, Grand Army of the Republic. 

He was married Oct. 26, 1869, in Easton, Pa., to Martha 
Hallock Coffin, who, with one daughter, survives him. 



CALEB HUNN RODNEY, 
Son of John Daniel and Mary Orr (Bell) Rodney, was born 
April 26, 1842, in Lewes, Del. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Snow Hill, Md., at 
the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
Snow Hill under the Rev. William D. Maskey, and he gradu- 
ated from Princeton University in 1867. He then spent three 
months in teaching in the Academy at Georgetown, Del. En- 
tering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, 
he took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1870. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of New York, April 14, 
1869, and ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of West 



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Jersey, May 9, 1871. He supplied the church of East Enfield, 
N. H., from May 1, to Sept. 1, 1869, and the churches of Abse- 
con, Leed's Point, and Somer's Point, N. J., from April 187 1 to 
April 1872. He was pastor of the church at Marksboro, N. J., 
from May 7, 1872 to Dec. 17, 1878; of the church at Chesapeake 
City, Md., from May 7, 1879, to September 1880; of the Plains 
church, Pa., from October 1880 to December 1884, and of the 
church at Marple, Pa., from April 30, 1885, to Jan. 31, 1905. 
His last pastoral work was as stated supply of the church at 
Fairville, N. Y., from February 1905 to April 1906. After this 
he resided in Rochester, N. Y., until his death, which occurred 
Oct. 12, 1914, in Rochester, of heart failure, in the 73rd year 
of his age. He was buried in the Riverside Cemetery of 
Rochester. He was at one time moderator of the Presbytery 
of Newton, and also of the Presbytery of Chester. He was 
commissioner to the General Assembly in Brooklyn in 1876. 

He was married June 26, 1872, in Dover, Del., to Ann Sipple 
YVaples, who, with one son and one daughter, survives him. 



ANDREW GLENDENNING, 
Son of William and Sarah (Gibbs) Glendenning, was born 
Feb. 20, 1835, near Montreal, Canada. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Knox Presbyterian Church of Inger- 
soll, Ont., Canada, at the age of seventeen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Ingersoll Grammar School. He 
spent some time as a student in Knox College, Toronto, and 
in Hanover College, Ind. He entered the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in 1870, taking the full three years' course there, and 
graduating in 1873. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Elizabeth, April 16, 1873, and ordained an evangelist by the 
Presbytery of Brockville, Canada, July 10, 1873. He engaged 
in missionary work at North Augusta, Ont., Canada, from 1873 
to 1875, and in Manitoba, Canada, from 1875 to 1876. He was 



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pastor of the church of Glenmorris, Ont., 1877-78; pastor of 
the church of Grand Bend, Canada, 1879-81 ; stated supply of 
the church at Elm River, Dak., in 1883; stated supply of the 
church at Salisbury, Mo., in 1884; pastor of the Glasco and 
Delphos churches, Kans., in 1885 ; pastor-elect of the church 
of Willow Dale, Kans., in 1886, and its pastor, 1887-88; pastor- 
elect of the church at Cheever, Kans., in 1886, and its pastor, 
1887-90; stated supply of the church in Manchester, Kans., 
1888-90; stated supply of the Auburn, Wakarusa and Sharon 
churches, Kans., 1891-92, and then engaged in missionary work 
at Downs, Kans., 1893-94. During the following year he re- 
sided in Delphos, Kans. His last active work was as stated 
supply of the church in Eureka, S. D., from 1897 to 1898. He 
resided after this in Cameron, Mo., from 1899 to 1901, and 
then in Breckenridge, Mo., until his death, which occurred 
April 10, 1914, in Breckenridge, Mo., of Bright's disease, in 
the 80th year of his age. He was buried in Rosehill Cemetery, 
Breckenridge. 

He was twice married: (1) Feb. 29, i860, in Dorchester, 
Ont., Canada, to Jane Johnston, who died Jan. 14, 1863; (2) 
Feb. 29, 1864, in Woodstock, Ont., Canada, to Margaret Camp- 
bell Nicholson, who, with one daughter, survives him. 



WILLIAM JAMES BRIDGES, 
Son of William and Julia Ann (Barrett) Bridges, was born 
June 22, 1835, in Baltimore, Md. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Eau Claire, Wis., at 
the age of twenty-eight. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in Baltimore under the Rev. John Edwards, D.D. He left 
school in 185 1 and was a clerk in a mercantile house for six 
years. In 1857 he went into business for himself in Wisconsin 
and in 1864 returned to Baltimore, where he was again a clerk 
for six years. He was a student in Washington and Jefferson 



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College with the class of 1872, but did not graduate. He re- 
ceived from the college the degree of A.B. in July, 1875. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1872, taking the full three 
years' course and graduating in 1875. He was licensed June 16, 
1874, by the Presbytery of Baltimore, and ordained April 20, 
x 875, by the Presbytery of Brooklyn, being at the same time 
installed pastor of the Greene Avenue Church, Brooklyn. He 
was released from this charge June 1, 1890. He was pastor of 
the West Church, Bridgeton, N. J., from Nov. 5, 1890 to Jan. 
27, 1903 ; after this he supplied for a short time the Fourth 
Church of Bridgeton, N. J. He was pastor of the church at 
Conklin, N. Y., from Oct. 13, 1903, to Sept. 21, 1914. He 
resided in Binghamton, N. Y., from this time until his death, 
which occurred, Dec. 15, 1914, in Binghamton of valvular 
heart disease, in the 80th year of his age. He was buried in 
the Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md. 

He was married Dec. 11, 1862, in Frederick, Md., to Susan 
Harriet Gist Jones, who died Jan. 10, 1910. One daughter 
survives him. 



WILLIAM EELLY TULLY, 
Son of the Rev. Dr. David and Margaret (Kelly) Tully, was 
born Nov. 9, 185 1, in Princetown, N. Y. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the First Church of Belvidere, N. J., 
at the age of twenty. He was prepared for college by his 
father, and graduated from Lafayete College in 1871. He 
spent the next year in reading law with the Hon. J. G. Shipman, 
in Belvidere, N. J., and in teaching in the Academy of Stewarts- 
ville, N. J. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1872, he 
took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1875. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Newton, June 9, 1874, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Niagara, Oct. 15, 1875, being at 
the same time installed pastor of the church at Medina, N. Y., 



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from which he was released July 31, 1877. He served the 
church at Jacksonville, Fla., as pastor-elect from November 
1877 to July 1886. From April 23, 1887, to Nov. 30, 1893, he 
was a chaplain in the United States Army. From 1894 to 
1898 he engaged in business in Philadelphia. After this he 
resided in Media, Pa., being employed by the Media Ledger 
until his death, which occurred July 22, 1914, in Media, of 
cirrhosis of the liver, in the 63rd year of his age. He was 
buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Utica, N. Y. He published 
many sermons and editorial articles. He was three times com- 
missioner to the General Assembly and was a member of the 
Educational Bureau of the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. 
He was appointed from the Army to look after the educational 
interests of the enlisted men in the regular service. 

He was married Aug. 26, 1875, in Belvidere, N. J., to Susan 
Gieser White, who died July 11, 1898. One daughter survives 
him. 



DANIEL CASWELL MacINTYRE, Ph.D., 
Son of Donald and Margaret (Caswell) Maclntyre, was born 
May 31, 1845, m Duart, Ont., Canada. He was baptized and 
made a public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian 
Church of Princeton, Sept. 8, 1873, at the age of twenty-eight. 
His preparatory studies were pursued in the high school of 
Chatham, Ont., Canada, and he graduated from Albert College, 
(now Victoria University) Canada, in 1872. He spent the 
following year in teaching. He entered the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in 1873, remaining one year. He then spent a year in 
Union Theological Seminary, New York, and the following 
year, 1875-76, in the Free Church College of Edinburgh, Scot- 
land. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Paris of the 
Canadian Church Dec. 19, 1876, and ordained by the Pres- 
bytery of Hamilton, Canada, Sept. 3, 1878, being at the same 



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time installed pastor of the churches at Beamsville and Clinton, 
Ont., Canada. He served these churches until 1910, when he 
gave up the active work of the ministry. He died Dec. 28, 
1913, in Preston, Ont., Canada, from the effects of an attack 
of pneumonia in the fall of 1912, in the 69th year of his age. 
He was buried in Beamsville, Canada. He received the degree 
of Ph.D. in 1887 from the Wesleyan University, Illinois. He 
was a member of the Senate of Knox College, Toronto, and 
an examiner for several years in the same institution. He was 
president of the Public Library of Beamsville, Canada, and 
also of the Board of Education of the same city. 

He was married Dec. 25, 1878, in Brantford, Canada, to 
Eliza Maude Walker, who died Dec. 1, 1908. One son survives 
him. 



SYLVANUS EOCKEFELLER QUEEN, 
Son of John Wall and Livera Sutphen (Apgar) Queen, was 
born Feb. 4, 1848, in Clinton, N. J. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Alex- 
andria at Mt. Pleasant, N. J., at the age of eighteen. His 
preparatory studies were pursued privately under the Rev. 
John Burrows, D.D., in Milford, N. J., and at the Excelsior 
Normal Institute of Carversville, Pa., and he graduated from 
Lafayette College in 1874. After his graduation he engaged in 
teaching in the Newark Academy, N. J., from 1874 to 1875. 
He then entered the Union Theological Seminary, New York, 
remaining one year. He was principal of the public schools of 
Toms River, N. J., from 1876 to 1877, when he returned to 
Union Theological Seminary, taking the second year of his 
theological course, when ill health obliged him to remain idle 
for a year. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1879 as 
a senior, graduating in 1880. He was licensed by the Presby- 
tery of New Brunswick, March 31, 1880, and ordained by the 



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same Presbytery Oct. 6, 1880, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the church at Titusville, N. J. He was released from 
this charge May 12, 1887. He was pastor of the Second Church 
of Norristown, Pa., from June 7, 1887, to Oct. 31, 1888. He 
spent the following year teaching in Philadelphia. From 1889 
to 1891 he was professor of Greek in the Pennsylvania Military 
Academy at Chester, Pa. During this time he supplied the 
church at Glen Riddle, Pa. From 1891 to 1892 he engaged in 
teaching in New York City. He was pastor of the First 
Church of Otisville, N. Y., from Nov. 1, 1892, to May 7, 
1895, and spent the following year in travel in Europe and the 
East. From 1896 to 1898 he was pastor's assistant of the 
First Church of Philadelphia, and pastor of the Mizpah Church, 
Philadelphia, from May 2, 1898 to July 29, 1906. After this he 
resided in Media, Pa., until a short time before his death when 
he was taken to Jersey City for medical treatment and died 
there Sept. 3, 1914, of paralysis, in the 67th year of his age. 
He was buried at Easton, Pa. He was moderator of the Pres- 
bytery of New Brunswick while a pastor at Titusville, N. J. 
He was a commissioner to the General Assembly at Cincinnati 
in 1885. From October 1867 to April 1868 he engaged in 
teaching in the Highland School District of Bucks County, Pa., 
and in the public schools of Hunterdon County, N. J., from 
1868 to 1869. He was dean of the Pierce College of Business, 
Philadelphia, from 1888 to 1889. 

He was married Jan. 21, 1892, in Matawan, N. J., to Sara 
Elizabeth Reese, who died Aug. 13, 1912. 



JOHN CHRISTIAN WILLERT, 
Son of Charles and Elizabeth (Gunsel) Willert, was born Jan. 
12, 1856, in Gault, Ont., Canada. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Knox Presbyterian Church of Gault at the 
age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 



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Gault under Dr. Wm. Tassey, and he graduated from Knox 
College, Toronto, in 1881. He spent the following year in the 
Theological Department of Knox College. Coming to the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1882, he took the remaining two 
years of his theological course there, graduating in 1884. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 30, 
1884, and ordained an evangelist by the same Presbytery, May 
2, 1884. He supplied the churches at Summerville and La 
Grange, Ore., from August 1884 to August 1889, and the 
church at Centralia, Wash., from August 1889 to November 
1890. He was pastor of the First Church of Puyallup, Wash., 
from Nov. 10, 1890, to May 19, 1891, and of the Calvary 
Church, Tacoma, Wash., from 1891 to 1899. After this he 
resided as an evangelist of the Presbytery of Olympia in 
Tacoma until 1912. During this time he supplied for a short 
period the church at Mineral, Wash. He resided in San Ber- 
nardino, Cal., from 1912 to 1914, and in Washougal, Wash., 
from August 1914 until his death, which occurred Feb. 14, 1915. 
in Washougal, of paralysis, in the 60th year of his age. He 
was buried in Washougal. He was stated clerk of the 
Synod of Washington for eight years from the time of its 
organization. 

He was twice married: (1) June 19, 1884, in Oil Springs, 
Ont., Canada, to Agnes H. Sims, who died May 19, 1891 ; 
(2) April 25, 1896, in Vancouver, Wash., to Lillian J. Russell, 
who, with three sons and one daughter by his first wife, sur- 
vives him. 



WILLIAM MORRISON, 
Son of Stephen and Marion (O'Connell) Morrison, was born 
Oct. 5, 1863 in County Donegal, Ireland. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian Church of Ireland, at 
the age of twenty-two. His preparatory studies were pursued 



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under a private tutor in Edinburgh, Scotland, and he graduated 
from Magee College, Londonderry, Ireland, in 1884. He took 
the first year of his theological course in the Free Church Col- 
lege, Glasgow, 1884-85, and the second year in the Assembly's 
College, Belfast, 1885-86. Entering the Seminary at Princeton 
in the fall of the latter year, he completed his course there, 
graduating in 1887. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Philadelphia Central, April 11, 1887, and ordained an evangelist 
by the same Presbytery at the same time. He supplied the 
Mizpah and Sellwood churches of Portland, Ore., from 1887 
to 1888. He then became private secretary to George B. Mar- 
kle, Esq., Hazleton, Pa., 1889-90, and during that time engaged 
in supplying churches on Sundays. Pie was ordained a deacon 
in the Protestant Episcopal Church, March 10, 1891, and a priest 
by Bishop Leighton Coleman, March 9, 1892. He was curate 
of St. Paul's Church, Washington, D. C, 1892-93, and of St. 
Andrew's Church, New York City, 1893-94, and was rector of 
All Saints' Church, Brooklyn, N. Y., 1894-1910. He was police 
chaplain in New York City from 191 1 to 1912, and associate 
rector of St. Ann's Church, Brooklyn, from 1912 to 1913. 
After this he traveled abroad until his death, which occurred 
Jan. 4, 1915, in Letterkenny, Ireland, of apoplexy, in the 52nd 
year of his age. He was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, 
Brooklyn. 

He was married April 29, 1896, in Brooklyn, N. Y., to Mymie 
Fletcher, who, with one daughter, survives him. 



WILLIAM ALLEN, JR., 
Son of William and Emily (Henwood) Allen, was born Jan. 
2, 1864, in Philadelphia, Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of Mantua, now 
West Hope, Philadelphia, at the age of fourteen. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued in Philadelphia under Professor 



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John Maher and he graduated from the University of Penn- 
sylvania in 1887. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the 
fall of the same year, he took the full three years' course there 
and graduated in 1890. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Philadelphia Central, April 8, 1889, and ordained by 
the Presbytery of Chester, May 29, 1890, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the Fairview Church, Glenmore, Pa. 
He was released from this charge Nov. 1, 1892. He was pastor 
of the First Church of Ambler, Pa., from Dec. 8, 1892, to Oct. 
2, 1894; of the First Church of Pennington, N. J, from Oct. 
25, 1894 to Sept. 5, 1904; and of the First Church of Haddon- 
field, N. J., from Oct. 29, 1904 until his death, which occurred 
Feb. 18, 1915, in Haddonfield of heart disease, in the 52nd year 
of his age. He was buried in the West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 
Philadelphia. 

He was married Oct. 29, 1890, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Minnie 
Roe Lampen, who, with two sons, survives him. 



WILLIAM CALDWELL, Ph.D., 
Son of the Rev. Andrew Harper and Sarah Ann (Williamson) 
Caldwell, was born July 29, 1865, near Sardis, Miss. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church at 
Senatobia, Miss., at the age of seventeen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in a public school of Senatobia, Miss., 
and he studied Latin and Greek under the Rev. W. B. Rose- 
borough. He took the first two years of his college course in 
the University of Mississippi and the remaining years in the 
Southwestern Presbyterian University, from which he gradu- 
ated in 1888. He taught school between the first two and last 
two college years in Senatobia, Miss. He entered the Semin- 
ary at Princeton in 1888, taking the full three years' course and 
graduated in 1891. He was licensed May 12, 1891, by the 
Presbytery of North Mississippi and ordained May 29, 1894, 



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by the Presbytery of Baltimore. He labored as a missionary 
in the Hope Institute of Baltimore from March 1891 to May 
1900. He was stated supply of the church at Libertyville, 111., 
from July 1900 to December 1902. He was pastor of the First 
Church of Fort Worth, Texas, from Nov. 30, 1904, until his 
death, which occurred Mar. 18, 1915, in Fort Worth, of pneu- 
monia, after a short illness, in the 50th year of his age. He 
was buried at Fort Worth. He received the degree of Ph.D. 
for graduate work in 1904 from the University of Chicago. 
He was married Dec. 21, 1904, in Chicago, 111., to Jessie Beaton 
Mackinnon, who, with three daughters, survives him. 



CHARLES HERMANN EEINSEERG, M.D., 
Son of Moritz and Friederike (Bergmann) Reinsberg, was 
born Oct. 15, 1866, in Kottbus, Province Brandenburg, Ger- 
many. Early in life he became a member of the Lutheran 
Church in Germany. He studied in the Hohere Burger Schule 
of Kottbus, Germany, and in the Preparatory Institute of that 
same city under Rector Huttig and Dr. Janke from 1872 to 
1880. He graduated in 1883 from the Niederlausitz of Kottbus 
and from the Niesky Moravian Seminary, Silesia, in 1885. He 
taught in St. Paul's School, Salem, N. Y., from 1887 to 1888. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton in this year and remain- 
ed two years. He took the third year of his theological course 
in the General Theological Seminary of New York City from 
which he graduated in 1891. He was ordained a deacon in the 
Protestant Episcopal Church May 25, 1891, by Bishop Scar- 
borough, in Trenton, N. J., and a priest Sept. 30, 1891, by 
Bishop Brewer in Bozeman, Mont. He was rector of the 
Grace Mission, White Sulphur Springs and St. Andrew's Cas- 
tle, Mont., from July 1891 to October 1893. During the next 
few months he engaged in missionary work in Billings, Mont. 
He was rector of the Calvary Mission, Red Lodge, Mont., from 



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1893 to J 895. Coming east he engaged in missionary work in 
New Jersey and New York from 1895 to 1900. For a short 
time during this latter year he was a missionary in Nome, 
Alaska. He received the degree of M.D. in 1900 from the Col- 
lege of Physicians and Surgeons, New York City, and engaged 
in work as a missionary physician in New York City from 
1901 until his death, which occurred Aug. 25, 1913, in New 
York City, of glioma of the brain, in the 47th year of his age. 
He was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

He was married July 2, 1902, in New York City, to Isabella 
Boshonan, who died in 1914. 



ALBERT CLARE JAMISON, 
Son of William James and Rachel (Reynolds) Jamison, was 
born Jan. 10, 1871, in Baltimore, Md. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Twelfth Presbyterian Church, Balti- 
more, at the age of twelve. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the public schools of Baltimore, and he graduated from 
the Baltimore City College in 1891. During the next two years 
he engaged in further study in Baltimore. Entering the Sem- 
inary at Princeton in 1893, he took the full three years' course 
there, graduating in 1896. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Baltimore, Oct. 7, 1896, and ordained by the same Presby- 
tery, Feb. 9, 1897, being at the same time installed pastor of 
the church at Sparrows Point, Md., which he had served as 
pastor-elect since November of the year previous. He was 
released from this charge Jan. 1, 1898. He was stated supply 
of the church of Beaver City, Neb., from April 1898, to April 
1899; stated supply of the church at St. Edward, Neb., from 
April 1899, to April 1900; stated supply of the churches at 
Whaleyville and Ocean City, Md., from April 1900 to April 
1905 ; was pastor of the church at Kennedy ville, Md., from Oct. 
26, 1905, to June 27, 1906; pastor of the East Lake Church, 



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Wilmington, Del., from July 6, 1906, to Oct. 2, 1907, and stated 
supply of the church at Ravenswood, W. Va., from March 1908 
until installed its pastor, April 25, 1912, and continued serving 
this church until his death, which occurred April 4, 1914, in 
Ravenswood, W. Va., of pneumonia, in the 44th year of his 
age. He was buried in Ravenswood. 

He was marries May 24, 1899, in Denver, Colo., to Charla 
Fern Lum, who, with one son and two daughters, survives him. 



JOHN BURNS EAKINS, Ph.D„ D.D., 
Son of William and Margaret (Burns) Eakins, was born Dec. 
14, 1863, at Foxborough, Killala, County Mayo, Ireland. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church 
of Killala, Ireland, at the age of fifteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Market Street National School of 
Killala, in private study and in the Academy of Londonderry, 
Ireland. He graduated from Magee College, Londonderry, in 
1894. From 1895 to 1898 he labored as student-pastor in Lon- 
donderry under the direction of the Presbytery of London- 
derry. He graduated from the theological department of Ma- 
gee College in 1897. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
1898 as a senior, graduating in 1899. He was licensed March 
13, 1899, by the Presbytery of New York, and ordained Oct. 
3, 1899, by the Presbytery of St. Clairsville, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the First Church of St. Clairsville, 
O. He was released from this charge April 21, 1908. After 
this he was pastor of the Central Church of Punxsutawney, Pa., 
from June 1, 1908, until his death, which occurred Mar. 24', 
191 5, in Punxsutawney, of pneumonia, in the 52nd year of his 
age. He was buried in Punxsutawney. He received the degree 
of Ph.D. on examination in 1901 from Richmond College, O., 
and the honorary degree of D.D. in 1906 from Franklin College, 
O. He published several magazine and newspaper articles as 



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well as many sermons. During his career as a student he re- 
ceived many prizes and medals. He was at one time moderator 
of the Presbytery of St. Clairsville, and a commissioner to the 
General Assembly. 

He was married Nov. 3, 1898, in Dervock, Ireland, to Anna 
Cathcart Boyle, who died Mar. 15, 191 5, in Punxsutawney, Pa. 
Two daughters survive him. 



BSREND BRUINS, 
Son of Kasper and Stiena Dirk (Swik) Bruins, was born Sept. 
16, 1868, in Bellingwolde, The Netherlands. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Reformed Church of Germany at 
the age of fifteen. He came to America with his parents in 1889 
and attended the Classical Academy in Orange City, Iowa. He 
was graduated from Hope College in 1902. Entering the Sem- 
inary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the 
full three years' course there, graduating in 1905. He was 
licensed by the Classis of Iowa of the Reformed Church of 
America, Sept. 12, 1905, and ordained by the Classis of Pella 
Nov. 8, 1905, being at the same time installed pastor of the 
Bethany Church at Tully and the Bethlehem Church at Taintor. 
Iowa. He was released from this double pastorate Oct. 16, 
1907. He was pastor of the Second Reformed Church of Little 
Falls, N. J., from 1907 until 191 1, and of the First Church of 
North Yakima, Wash., from 191 1 to 1913. At this time ill 
health prevented his engaging in further pastoral work. He 
resided in Oak Harbor, Wash., from 1913 until his death, which 
occurred June 1, 1914, in Oak Harbor, of tuberculosis of the 
lungs and throat, in the 46th year of his age. He was buried 
in Oak Harbor, Wash. He was in business before preparing 
for the ministry, both in Germany and in the Netherlands, and 
worked on a farm in northwest Iowa for four years before 
resuming his studies. 



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He was married Jan. 10, 1906, in Boyden, la., to Anna Mar- 
guerite Kuyper, who, with two sons and two daughters, survives 
him. 



HUGH CHARLES McERIDE, D.D., 
Son of High Vincent and Agnes (Ferguson) McBride, was 
born Sept. 11, 1879, in Belfast, Ireland. His father died when 
he was an infant and he was adopted by his uncle, William 
McBride, and brought to America when sixteen months old. 
He made a public confession of his faith in the Rodney Street 
Presbyterian Church of Wilmington, Del., at the age of thirteen. 
His preparatory studies were pursued in the public schools of 
Wilmington, and he graduated from New Windsor College in 
1903. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the 
same year, he took the full three years' course there, gradu- 
ating in 1906. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New 
Castle, April 17, 1906, and ordained by the same Presby- 
tery, May 17, 1906, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the White Clay Creek Church of Newark, Del. He was re- 
leased from this charge May 23, 1909, and installed pastor of 
the Disston Memorial Church of Tacony, Philadelphia, June 1, 
1909. He served this church until his death, which occurred 
Feb. 4, 191 5, in the Frankford Hospital, Philadelphia, after an 
operation for appendicitis, in the 36th year of his age. He 
was buried in the Mt. Salem Cemetery, Wilmington, Del. He 
received the honorary degree of D.D. in 1912 from New Wind- 
sor College. He was professor of elocution in this college 
during the year 1902-03. 

He was married Aug. 22, 1906, in Highland, Md., to Evelyn 
Belle Scarborough, who, with two daughters, survives him. 



READING EARNS BEATTY, 
Son of Joseph Henry and Olive McConly (Karns) Beatty, was 
born Aug. 19, 1877, near Doylestown, Pa. He made a public 



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confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Doyles- 
town, Pa., at the age of twenty-three. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Doylestown High School, and he was a 
student in Maryville College, Tenn. He took the first two 
years of his theological course in the Western Theological Sem- 
inary, from 1905 to 1907, and entered the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in the latter year for his third year, graduating in 1908. He 
was licensed April 14, 1909, by the Presbytery of Aberdeen, 
and ordained, June 15, 1909, by the same Presbytery, being at 
the same time installed pastor of the churches at Mellette and 
Mansfield, S. D. He continued in this double pastorate until 
Oct. 10, 1910. After this he was stated supply of the Harmony 
and Linwood churches, Kans., from 1910 to 1912, and pastor of 
the Nickleville, Richland and Rockland churches, Pa., with his 
residence at Nickleville from Oct. 3, 191 2 until his death, which 
occurred Dec. 5, 1914, in Germantown, Philadelphia, of lipoma 
of the mediastinum, in the 38th year of his age. He was buried 
in the West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia. He was at 
one time moderator of the Presbytery of Aberdeen. 

He was married Aug. 31, 1910, in Mellette, S. D., to Minnie 
Nora Braun, who survives him. 



CULLEN PAREISH DOYLE, 
Son of the Rev. Dr. Sherman Hodley and Eppa (Parrish), 
Doyle, was born Jan. 25, 1891, in Finleyville, Pa. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Fourth Presbyterian Church 
of Philadelphia, at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Penn Charter School, Philadelphia, and in 
the Phillips-Brooks Academy, Andover, Mass., and he gradu- 
ated from Franklin College, Ohio, in 191 2. Entering the Sem- 
inary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the 
junior year course and then a second year as a partial student. 
During the summer of 1914 he engaged in evangelistic work in 



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Philadelphia, and later supplied the church of Milton, N. Y. 
Ill-health prevented his returning to complete his course in the 
Seminary. He died Jan. 30, 191 5, in Summerville, Pa., of 
tuberculosis, in the 25th year of his age. He was buried in 
New Athens, Ohio. He was unmarried. 



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GRADUATE STUDENTS 

LUTHER LINK, 
Son of Erastus Hanger and Franceska R. (Guttenberger) Link, 
was born March 7, 1851, in Vineville, near Macon, Ga. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian 
Church of Macon at the age of twelve. He was prepared for 
college by his father, and graduated from Mercer University, 
Macon, Ga., in 1877. For the next four years he engaged in 
business, and entered Union Theological Seminary, Va., in 
1881, graduating therefrom in 1884. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Macon, April 20, 1884, and ordained by the Pres- 
bytery of Savannah April 28, 1885. He supplied for a longer 
or shorter time during the next sixteen years the following 
churches: Quitman and Climax, Ga. ; Reidville, S. C. ; Rich- 
mond, Ala. ; Perdue Hill and Brewton, Ala. ; Wellington, S. C. ; 
and Lamar and Newport, Mo. During a part of the year 1901 
he supplied the church at Washington, Ark. In 1896 he inter- 
rupted his pastoral work by coming to Princeton and entering 
the Seminary there in February 1896, as a graduate student. He 
remained until the close of the seminary year. After 1901 he 
supplied the churches at Poulan and Fort Valley, Ga., and at 
Leesburg, Ga. The last one and a half years of his life he 
spent in special study in Union Theological Seminary, Va., pre- 
paring a commentary on Ezekiel. He died Feb. 15, 191 5, in 
Macon, Ga., of an abscess of the brain, in the 64th year of his 
age. He was a frequent contributor to the religious press and 
other publications. He was unmarried. 



DANIEL FRANCOIS BARNARD, 
Son of Daniel Francois and Emelia Louisa (Hammond) Bar- 
nard, was born Aug. 6, 1884, in Montague, South Africa. He 



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made a public confession of his faith in the Robertson congre- 
gation of the Dutch Reformed Church of South Africa, at the 
age of seventeen. He graduated from Victoria College, Stellen- 
bosch, South Africa, in 1905. After his graduation he spent 
a year in teaching. He graduated from the Theological Semin- 
ary, Stellenbosch, in 19 10, remaining there as a student a year 
longer. He entered the Seminary at Princeton as a graduate 
student in 191 1, remaining one year. He received the fellow- 
ship in Old Testament Literature, and remained in Princeton 
under it a year longer. He was licensed Aug. 19, 1913, by the 
Dutch Reformed Church, in Cape Town, South Africa, and or- 
dained at the same time and place and installed pastor of the 
Dutch Reformed Church at Observatory, near Cape Town, 
South Africa. He continued in this pastorate until his death, 
which occurred, Oct. 30, 1914, in Rondebusch, South Africa, 
while under an operation for gall stones, in the 31st year of 
his age. He was buried in the Mowbray Cemetery of Cape 
Town, South Africa. 

He was married Sept. 10, 1912, in Stellenbosch, South Africa, 
to Anna Hulda Krige, who survives him. 



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INDEX 

Allen, William, Jr 367 

Bachman, Nathan 342 

Barnard, Daniel Francois 376 

Beatty, Reading Kakns 373 

Breck, (Robert Levi 334 

Bridges, William James 361 

Bruins, Berend 372 

Caldwell, William 368 

Carswell, James 355 

Chapin, Henry Barton 337 

Clyde, John Cunningham 358 

Coffin, Selden Jennings 347 

Conn, Samuel 348 

Doyle, Cullen Parish 374 

Eakins, John Burns 371 

Frothingham, Washington 339 

Glendenning, Andrew 360 

Graham, James Robert 335 

Harkness, George 350 

Heyl, Francis 356 

Jamison, Albert Clark 370 

King, Albert Barnes 340 

Link, Luther 376 

McBride, Hugh Charles 373 

MacIntyre, Daniel Caswell 363 

McKinney, Edmund 346 

McLean, John Knox 343 

Moore, William 351 

Morrison, William 366 

Mudge, Lewis Ward 332 

Norcross, George 352 

Overstreet, Robert Mitchell 336 

Parks, Joseph Jewett 353 

Queen, Sylvanus Rockefeller 364 

Reinsberg, Charles Hermann 369 



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Rodney, Caleb Hunn 359 

Steen, William Service 354 

Taylor, William Howell 341 

Tully, William Kelly 362 

Willert, John Christian 365 

Wilson, Luther Halsey 344 



NECROLOGICAL REPORT 

PRESENTED TO THE 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

OF 

PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 

AT ITS ANNUAL MEETING 
May 9th, 1916 



By the Editor 



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NOTICE 



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created and the undersigned having been elected to that office, he 
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aration of these Reports. When an alumnus dies, newspaper notices, 
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OFFICERS 

OF 

THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

FOR THE YEAR 1916-1917 

Rev. William H. Roberts, D.D., LL.D., '-3, President 
Rev. John McDowell, D.D., '95, Vice-President 
Rev. Harold McA. Robinson, '04, Secretary 
Rev. W. Brenton Greene, Jr., D.D., '80, Treasurer 

Rev. William R. Huston, '87 f Additional Members 
Rev. George Fulton, '97 J. of the 

Rev. Theron Lee, '07 Executive Committee 



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ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

OF 
PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 



Princeton, N. J., May 9, 1916. 

The Alumni Association met for dinner in Stuart Hall at 
12.30 p. m., with the President, the Rev. Russell Cecil, D.D., 
'78, in the chair. A blessing was asked by the Rev. David 
Tully, D.D., '50. After dinner the Association was called to 
order for a business session. 

The Executive Committee presented its report which was 
adopted with its recommendations and is as follows : 

The Executive Committee reports that a meeting of the 
Alumni was held in connection with the meeting of the General 
Assembly in Rochester in 191 5, and that a meeting is planned 
at the General Assembly in Atlantic City this year. 

The Executive Committee reports that a branch association 
of the Alumni residing in Philadelphia and vicinity has been 
organized with about one hundred members. 

The Executive Committee recommends that the Alumni As- 
sociation approve the general policy of organizing branch 
alumni associations in suitable centers, and that during the 
coming year such associations be organized in New York City, 
Baltimore and Pittsburgh. 

The Executive Committee recommends the election of the 
following officers for the ensuing year : 

President — Rev. William Henry Roberts, D.D., LL.D., of 
the class of '73. 



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Vice-President — Rev. John McDowell, D.D., of the class 
of 95. 

Secretary — Rev. Harold McA. Robinson, of the class of '04. 

Treasurer — Rev. W. Brenton Greene, Jr., D.D., of the 
class of '80. 

Additional members of the Executive Committee — Rev. 
William R. Huston, of the class of '87 ; Rev. George Fulton, of 
the class of '97; Rev. Theron Lee, of the class of '07. 

The Treasurer presented his report which is as follows : 
William Brenton Greene, Jr., in account with the Alumni Association 
of Princeton Theological Seminary. 

Balance as per last Report $414 

Interest for one year @ 5% 21 

On hand May 9, 1916 $4.35 

William Brenton Gkeene, Jr., Treasurer. 

The Report was approved. 

The President and the Secretary were instructed to send to 
Bermuda a cablegram to the ex-President of the Seminary, the 
Rev. Francis Landey Patton, D.D., LL.D., conveying the greet- 
ings and good wishes of the Alumni. 

At the conclusion of the business meeting, after-dinner 
speeches were made by the following who were introduced by 
the President: The Rev. J. Ross Stevenson, D.D., LL.D., 
President of the Seminary; the Rev. Maitland Alexander, D.D., 
LL.D., President of the Board of Directors; the Rev. James 
A. Worden, D.D., for the class of '66; the Rev. William Day- 
ton Roberts, D.D., for the class of '76; the Rev. William P. 
Finney, D.D., for the class of '86; the Rev. W. J. B. Edgar, 
for the class of '91 ; the Rev. Robert Watson, D.D., for the 
class of '96; the Rev. George W. Arms, for the class of '06; 
and the Rev. William Henry Roberts, D.D., LL.D., president- 
elect of the Association. 

On motion the Association adjourned. 

Harold McA. Robinson, 

Secretary. 



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abstract of the 
Necrological Report 

FOR 1916 

The Report for the year ending March 31, 1916, contains notices of 
fifty-nine former students of the Seminary. Three of these should 
have been included in former Reports ; but the fact of their death did 
not come to the attention of the Editor in time. 

Of the fifty-nine the oldest was the Rev. Edward Wall, '51, who was 
ninety years and one month old when he died. Thirteen others had 
passed their eightieth year, nineteen their seventieth, and six their six- 
tieth. The youngest died at the age of twenty-three years. The aver- 
age age of the fifty-nine was sixty-seven years. Th average age at 
which they made a public confession of their faith was seventeen 
years. 

It is a matter of note that four of them lost their lives in connection 
with the European war. Two perished with the Lusitania, one was 
killed in the Gallipoli Peninsula, and one was murdered in Armenia. 



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[I 9 l6 



CLASS 
1850. 
185 1. 
1858. 

IS59. 



i860. 
l86l. 

l862. 

1863. 
1864. 



l86S. 



1866. 
1867. 
1868. 

1869. 
18/O. 



l87I. 
1872. 

1875. 
18/6. 

1877. 
1878. 
1879. 
l88o. 



ALUMNI 

Henry Isaac Coe 

Howard Wall 

Lewis Carter Baker 

Floyd Augustus Crane, Ph.D. 

James Little 

Joseph Laney Lower, D.D. 

Alexander Scott 

William Persing Teitsworth 

Daniel Seely Gregory, D.D., LL.D. 

John Fleming Cowan, D.D. 

Joseph Smith Van Dyke, D.D. 

James Smith McDonald, D.D. 

Charles Tabele McMullin 

Ezra Fitch Pabody 

James Hervey Appleton 

Henry Edward Butler, D.D. 

William Henry Edwards 

Arthur Little, D.D. 4 

Eliakim Tupper Jeffers, D.D., LL.D. 

Snyder Binns Simes 

John Elliott Wright, D.D. 

Daniel Requa Foster 

Charles Otis Thatcher 

Matthew Bonsall Lowrie, D.D. 

Charles Henry McClellan, D.D. 

Alexander Peebles Kelso 

Edward Rothesay Miller 

Alfred Edward Myers 

John Howard O'Brien 

Alfred Hamilton Fahnestock, D.D. 

Karl Alexander Christian Langlotz 

Sam ual Parry 

Joseph William Mann 

Charles Andrew Taylor 

James Julius Chisolm, D.D. 

Stanley Day Jewell, D.D. 

Welling Evan Thomas, D.D. 

James Calhoun Elliott 



DIED 




Jan. 


19, 


1916 


Dec. 


19, 


I9i5 


April 


6, 


191 5 


April 


21, 


1915 


June 


6, 


1915 


May 


18, 


1915 


Feb. 


16, 


1915 


Sept. 


16, 


1915 


April 


H, 


1915 


April 


5, 


1915 


Nov. 


1, 


191 5 


May- 


13, 


1915 


April 


16, 


1915 


Sept. 


21, 


1915 


July 


IS, 


1915 


April 


25, 


1915 


June 


17, 


1915 


April 


n> 


1915 


Nov. 


18, 


1915 


July 


18, 


1915 


June 


10, 


1915 


Oct. 


25, 


1915 


Dec. 


30, 


1915 


May 


15, 


1915 


March 


22, 


1916 


Dec. 


26, 


1915 


Aug. 


7, 


1915 


Sept. 


16, 


1915 


Sept. 


23, 


1915 


Feb. 


29, 


1916 


Nov. 


25, 


1915 


Sept. 


9, 


191 5 


Oct. 


24, 


1915 


Nov. 


25, 


1915 


Aug. 


10, 


1915 


Jan. 


14, 


1916 


Nov. 


16, 


1915 


Sept. 


25, 


1915 



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387 



CLASS 

1882. 

1883. 

l886. 
1887. 
1889. 

189O. 
l893. 

1894. 
1899. 

I906. 
1913. 
1915. 
1917. 
I9l8. 



Theodore Monroe MacNair 

Paul David Bergen, D.D. 

John Francis Dustan 

John Edward Harries 

Albert Barnes Williamson 

James Anderson Beat-tie 

James William Howell 

James Samuel Edwin Erskine 

John Berridge McCuish, Ph.D., D.D. 

David Charles Mackintosh, D.D. 

Henry McKnight Moore 

Samuel Carson Wasson 

Samuel Thomas Linton 

Samuel Dougherty Manifold 

Frank Richards Zugg 

Mugurdich Sarkis Vorperian 

Daniel Kerr 

Indu Prakas Bannerji 

Anton Hodenpyl Condict 



GRADUATE STUDENTS 

1854-1855. David Hall, D.D. 

1898-1899. William John Jamieson, Ph : D, 



died 




Nov. 


21, 


191 5 


Aug. 


8, 


1915 


June 


10, 


1915 


April 


22, 


1914 


July 


25, 


1915 


May 


7, 


1915 


Nov. 


h 


1915 


Aug. 


9, 


1915 


June 


29, 


1915 


Dec. 


12, 


I9i5 


Aug. 


18, 


1915 


Nov. 


16, 


191 5 


Jan. 


10, 


1916 


March 


13, 


I9I5 


Dec. 


2, 


1915 


July 


5, 


1915 


July 


6, 


I9I5 


May 


7, 


1915 


March 


3, 


1916 


Sept. 


7, 


1915 


Nov. 


20, 


1915 



388 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [1916 



ALUMNI 



HENEY ISAAC COE, 
Son of Isaac and Rebecca (Cook) Coe, was born April 6, 1826, 
in Indianapolis, Ind. He made a public confession of his faith 
in the First Presbyterian Church of Indianapolis at the age of 
fifteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Marion 
County Seminary, Indianapolis, under Rev. James S. Kemper, 
and he graduated from Brown University in 1846, being the 
valedictorian of his class. He spent the following year in re- 
cruiting his health and in occasional teaching. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1847, remaining two years. He re- 
turned in the spring of 1850 and passed the senior examina- 
tions but could not be given a certificate on account of his long 
absence. He studied also with the Rev. Dr. N. L. Rice in 
Cincinnati, Ohio, for six months, and for three months in the 
summer of 1850 at Andover Theological Seminary. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 25, 1849, 
and ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of Indianapolis, 
March 14, 1850. He engaged in missionary work in the region 
about Indianapolis from 1850 to 1852. He was pastor elect of 
the South Church, Galena, 111., from November 1852 until in- 
stalled its pastor, June 9, 1853. This relation dissolved in 
September 1865. He was secretary of the Board of Church 
Extension from 1865 to 1869. After this he engaged in business 
doing occasional work as supply for churches from 1869 to 1907 
with his residence at St. Louis, Mo., from 1869 to 1901, and in 
Rolla, Mo., from 1901 until his death. He was honorably retired 
from the ministry by the Presbytery of St. Louis in 1907. Ill 
health prevented his continuance in the active work of the minis- 



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try. He died Jan. 19, 1916, in Rolla, Mo., of la grippe, in the 
90th year of his age. He was buried in Indianapolis. He was the 
first secretary of the Board of Church Extension and published 
the reports for the Board as secretary, as well as numerous 
newspaper articles. 

He was twice married: (1) May 6, 1851, in Providence, 
R. I., to Laura E. Fletcher, who died June 6, 1855; (2) May 
17, 1858, in Natchez, Miss., to Elizabeth Hannah Miller, who 
died Dec. 23, 1908. Two daughters by his first wife and one 
by his second survive him. 



EDWARD [BARRY] WALL, 
Son of Peter and Margaret (Barry) Wall, was born Nov. 4, 
1825, in Pictou, N. S., Canada. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Houston and Thompson Street Presbyterian 
Church, of New York City, at the age of sixteen. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued in the Cornelius Institute of New 
York City and he taught in the same institute from 1843 to 
1845. He graduated from Princeton University in 1848, 
being the valedictorian of his class. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in i8(*L He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of New York April 16, 1851, and ordained 
by the Presbytery of Rochester City Oct. 7, 1851. He engaged 
in home missionary work in Conquest, N. Y., from September 

185 1 to March 1852, arid was stated supply of the church at 
Warsaw, N. Y., from March to June 1852. He served the 
church at Kingsboro, N. Y., as stated supply from September 

1852 until installed its pastor June 30, 1853. He was released 
from this charge in 1862. Ill health interrupted his work at 
this time. He was a chaplain in the United States Army from 
June 1863 to October 1864, when he began serving the church 
at Kingston, N. J., as pastor elect and was installed its pastor 



390 NEGROLOGICAL REPORT [ I 9 I 6 

May 2, 1865, being released from this charge Aug. 13, 1867. 
He served the church at New Hamburgh, N. Y., as pastor elect 
from June 1869 to April 1870. He was professor of Belles- 
lettres in the Stevens Institute of Hoboken from 1870 to 1906. 
He had his residence in East Orange, N. J., from 1888 to 1895 
and in South Orange, N. J., from 1895 until his death, which 
occurred Dec. 19, 1915, in South Orange, of bronchial pneu- 
monia, in the 91st year of his age. He was buried in the Rose- 
dale Cemetery, Orange, N. J. He published Life at Princeton, 
and Life in the Civil War. 

He was married Oct. 21, 1852, in Brooklyn, N. Y., to Sara 
Berry, who died Feb. 19, 1910. Two sons and one daughter 
survive him. 



LEWIS CARTER BAEER. 
Son of Elihu and Joanna Butler (Carter) Baker, was born 
Dec. 15, 1831, in Matawan, N. J. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 111., 
at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
Matawan under William Parker and Washington D. Has- 
brouck. He entered Princeton University in 1851 as a sopho- 
more, graduating in 1854. He was tutor of Latin and Greek in 
Beloit College, Wisconsin, from 1854 to 1855. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the latter year, he took 
the full three years' course there, graduating in 1858. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Passaic, April 22, 1857, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Burlington, March 1, i860, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the Second Church 
of Camden, N. J. He was released from this charge, Nov. 1, 
1882. From 1885 to 1892 he was editor of Words of Recon- 
ciliation, published in Philadelphia. In April 1888 he withdrew 
from the Presbyterian ministry and for some years engaged in 
literary work. He was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal 



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Church by Bishop Whitaker, Feb. 15, 1894, and a priest by 
the same, Feb. 21, 1895. During the next year he was assist- 
ant in Christ Church chapel, Philadelphia. From 1896 to 1898 
he was assistant to the rector of the Church of the Atonement, 
Philadelphia, and from 1901 until within a few years of his 
death he was chaplain of Christ Church Hospital, Philadelphia, 
having his residence in Princeton, N. J., where he died April 
6, 19 1 5, of arterial schlerosis, after a long illness, in the 84th 
year of his age. He was buried in the Princeton cemetery. 
Among his publications are : The Mystery of Creation and of 
Man, 1884; The Eschatology of the Future, 1884; Is Resurrec- 
tion a Redemptive Process?, 1885; The Fire of God's Anger, 
1887, and a Thesis in Biblical Eschatology, 1893. He also 
wrote numerous articles for various publications. 

He was married June 3, 1858, in South Amboy, N. J., to 
Mary Rachel Conover, who, with three sons and one daughter 
survives him. 



FLOYD AUGUSTUS CRANE, Ph.D., 
Son of John Sears and Sarah (Smith) Crane, was born Sept. 
28, 1835, in Goshen, N. Y. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Presbyterian church of Goshen at the age of 
fifteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Farmers 
Hall Academy of Goshen under David L. Towle, and he grad- 
uated from Princeton University in 1855. Entering the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full 
three years' course there, graduating in 1858. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Hudson April 8, 1858, and ordained an 
evangelist by the same Presbytery May 4, 1859. He engaged 
in work as a home missionary in connection with the First 
Church of Callicoon, N. Y., from May 5, 1858, to Feb. 25, 1861, 
when bronchial trouble compelled him to give up preaching and 
he resided on a farm near Goshen, N. Y., from 1861 to 1866. 



39-3 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [ l 9^ 

Resuming preaching he supplied the First Church of Calli- 
coon again from 1866 to 1871. At this time the serious illness 
of his wife interrupted his active work in the ministry and he 
resided in Goshen, N. Y., occasionally supplying vacant churches 
until his death, which occurred April 20, 191 5, of old age, in 
his 80th year. During the last years of his life he was practi- 
cally an assistant to the Rev. Wm. Snodgrass, D.D., of Goshen 
He was buried in the State Hill Cemetery of Goshen. He re- 
ceived the honorary degree of Ph.D. from Princeton University 
in 1870. He was a commissioner to the General Assembly 
which met in Brooklyn in 1876. 

He was married June 15, 1858, in Goshen, N. Y., to Melissa 
A. Jennings, who died Jan. 14, 1908. One daughter survives 
him. 



JAMES LITTLE, 
Son of James and Esther (Allen) Little, was born Nov. 30, 
1830, in County Down, Ireland. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Rathfriland, Ireland, 
at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Rev. David McKee's Classical School in County Down 
and in the Rev. Dr. Bryce's Academy, Belfast. He spent one 
year, 1853-54, in Queen's College, Belfast, and then coming to 
this country entered Princeton University, from which he 
graduated in 1856. During the summer of this year he engaged 
in Sunday School work under the American Sunday School 
Union. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of 1856, 
he took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1858. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of New York (O. S.), 
April 28, 1859, and ordained by the Presbytery of Florida, 
Nov. 12, i860, being at the same time installed pastor of the 
church at Jacksonville, Fla. He was released from this charge, 
Nov. 2, 1866. In 1867 he became stated supply of the church 



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at Quincy, Fla., and was installed its pastor, Nov. 22, 1869, 
being released from this charge, Feb. 17, 1876. He was pastor 
of St. Paul's Church, Bowmanville, Canada, from 1876 to 1885. 
After this he resided in Toronto from 1886 to 1890. Returning 
to this country he was pastor of the Westminster Church, 
Richmond, Va., from 1890 to 1892, when ill health compelled 
him to give up the active work of the ministry. He continued 
his residence in Richmond until 1896, and after this resided 
in Belfast, Ireland, until his death, which occurred June 6, 1915, 
near Glascar, County Down, Ireland, suddenly of heart failure, 
in the 85th year of his age. He was buried in the City Ceme- 
tery of Belfast. He twice declined the honorary degree of 
D.D. on the ground that he was too young. He declined a pro- 
fessorship in a Georgia college in 1870 and also the presidency 
of the State College of Florida in 1894. He was at one time 
a trustee of Davidson College, Florida; a manager of Knox 
College, Canada, and was chairman of both the Home and 
Foreign Missionary Committees of the Synod of Georgia when 
a member of the Presbytery of Florida. He published eight lec- 
tures on the Reformation in France, Germany and England, 
1878; the Tercentenary of England's Great Victory over Spain 
and the Armada, 1588- 1888, 1888; The Day spring and other 
Sermons, Edinburgh, 1907; Glorying in the Lord, Edinburgh, 
1912, as well as many sermons and addresses. He also pub- 
lished a pamphlet entitled, Good Tidings for Christmas and the 
New Year, 1901-1902. He was chaplain of the 9th Regiment 
of the Army of the Confederacy in 1864, and was promoted to 
the rank of major. 

He was married in January 1882 in Montreal, Canada, to 
Mrs. Florence Coralie Legge, who died in July 1900. 



JOSEPH LANEY LOWER, D.D., 
Son of John and Isabella (Laney) Lower, was born July 14, 
1829, in Williamsburg, Pa. He made a public confession of his 



394 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [l9l6 

faith in the Presbyterian church of Williamsburg, Pa., at the 
age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
public schools of Williamsburg and in the Milnwood Academy, 
Shade Gap, Pa., and he graduated from Jefferson College in 
1856. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the 
same year, he took the full three years' course there, graduating 
in 1859. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Huntingdon 
June 14, 1859, and ordained by the Presbytery of Lake Dec. 
22, 1859, being at the same time installed pastor of the church 
at Crown Point, Ind. He was released from this charge in 
1865. He was pastor of the church at Salem, Ind., from Dec. 
30, 1859, to Oct. 28, 1861, and stated supply of the church at 
Upper Sandusky, Ohio, from November 1865 to August 1867. 
He acted as the agent of Wooster College from 1867 to 1868, 
being at the same time the stated supply of the First Church of 
Delaware, Ohio. He was pastor of the church at Kingston, 
Ohio, from November 1868 to October 1870; of the church at 
Brown, Ohio, from November 1868 to October 1872; of the 
church of Union City, Ind., from November 1872 to the spring 
of 1874; served the church of DeGraff, Ohio, as pastor elect 
from 1874 to 1876; was stated supply of the church at Hardin, 
Ohio, from 1876 to 1877; labored as a home missionary in 
Thornton and Verona, Neb., from 1877 to 1878, and as a home 
missionary in Harvard and Inland, Neb., from 1879 to 1883. 
From 1883 to 1884 he was financial secretary of Hastings 
College, Neb. After this he served the following churches as 
stated supply: Hartwell and Kenesaw, Neb., in 1885; Wake- 
field, Neb., in 1886; Union and Verona, Neb., 1886-87; Akron, 
Colo., 1887-90; Yuma, Colo., in 1889; Valverde, Colo., 1891- 
93; Elbert and Elizabeth, Colo., in 1893; Delta, Colo., 1894-97, 
and Ridgway, Colo., 1897-1901. At this time ill health caused 
him to intermit his ministerial work. He resided in Denver, 
Colo., in 1912 and in Harvard, Neb., from 1903-1907. His 
health having improved he became stated supply of the church 



I916] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 395 

at Arvada, Colo., which he served from 1907 to 1909. He re- 
sided in Kutch, Colo., from 1910 to 1912, and in Oxford, Neb., 
from 1913 to 1914, when he again took up his residence in 
Kutch, Colo., where he died May 18, 19 15, of old age, in his 
86th year. He was buried at Harvard, Neb. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D. from Richmond College, Ohio, in 
1897. He was a commissioner to the General Assembly at 
Winona, Ind., in 1897. He had considerable musical talent and 
was a teacher of vocal music and a choir leader from his early 
youth. 

He was married Aug. 29, 1861, in West Newbury, Mass., 
to Susan Thurlow Chase, who died Feb. 8, 1912. Three sons 
survive him. 



ALEXANDER SCOTT, 
Son of Samuel and Susan (Milligan) Scott, was born June 15, 
1826, on a farm near Candor, Washington County, Pa. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian 
church of Canonsburg, Pa., at the age of twenty-five. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in the preparatory department 
of Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio, from which he 
graduated in 1851. He then entered Jefferson College, graduat- 
ing from it in 1852. In the interim after his graduation and 
before his entering the Seminary he engaged in teaching, first 
in Bastrop, Texas, 1852-54, then in Mt. Holly, N. J., 1854-55, 
and again in Muskingum College, 1855-56. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1856, taking the full three years' 
course there and graduating in 1859. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Philadelphia Second April 14, 1858, and ordained 
an evangelist by the Presbytery of San Francisco April 29, 
i860. He was stated supply of the church at Areata, Cal., 
from 1859 to 1862. He spent the year following as a graduate 
student in Princeton Seminary. From 1863 to 1881 he was a 



396 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [ I916 

teacher of the classics in the Hastings Academy of Philadel- 
phia. At this time ill health caused him to give up teaching 
and he resided in Washington County, Pa., for the next three 
years. Resuming work he engaged in teaching in San Luis 
Obispo, Cal., from 1885 to 1886, and in Mills College, near 
Oakland, Cal. in 18S5. He was principal of the Sumner 
Academy, Washington, from 1887 to 1889, and taught in this 
Academy a year longer. In 1895 he engaged in teaching in 
Merced, Wash. He was professor of Greek in Albany Col- 
lege, Oregon, from 1902 to 1905. For many years he had 
struggled against ill health, which at this time compelled him to 
abandon all work and he took up his residence in New Concord, 
Ohio. His mind becoming impaired, he was sent to the State 
Hospital of Columbus, Ohio, where he died Feb. 16, 191 5, 
three days after his admission, of acute pneumonia, in the 89th 
year of his age. He was buried in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, 
near New Concord, Ohio. He received the degree of A.M. 
from Muskingum College in 1856. He was unmarried. 



WILLIAM PERSING TEITSWORTH, 
Son of Isaac and Catherine (Persing) Teitsworth, was born 
July 11, 1829, in Elysburg, Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Rushville, Pa., at 
the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the Academy at Elysburg, and later in that at McEwensville, 
Pa., and he- graduated from Jefferson College in 1854. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, 
remaining one year. He then left the Seminary to engage in 
teaching. He returned to the Seminary as a middler in 1857, 
remaining one year. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Northumberland May 11, 1858, and ordained an evangelist by 
the Presbytery of Genesee Valley (N. S.) Sept. 4, i860. He 
was stated supply of the churches at Rohrsburg and Orange- 
ville, N. Y., from June 1858 to October 1859, and of the 



191 6] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 397 

church at Stroudsburg, Pa., from 1859 to i860. After this he 
engaged in work as a colporter in Wisconsin during a part of 
i860. He was stated supply of the church at Allegany, N. Y., 
from January i860 to January 1863, and of the church at 
Arkport, N. Y., from January 1863 to March 1864. During the 
year following he was an agent for the United States Christian 
Commission. During a part of 1865 he labored as a missionary 
among the freedmen in St. Louis, Mo. He was stated supply 
of the churches of Gillespie and Staunton, 111., from October 
1865 to October 1867; of the church at Lebanon, 111., from 
October 1867 to October 1869; stated supply and principal in 
Clark City, Mo., from October 1869 to May 1873 ; stated supply 
at Longmont, Colo., from May 1873 to May 1875 ; stated sup- 
ply of the church at Fairplay, Colo., from May 1876 to June 
1877; stated supply of the church at Rosita, Colo., from June 
1877 to November 1879; stated supply of the church at Silver 
Cliff, Colo., from 1879 to 1880; stated supply of the churches 
at Sagnach and Del Norte, Colo., from 1880 to 1881 ; stated 
supply of the churches at Dodge and Spearville, Kan., in 1881 ; 
stated supply of the church at Sterling, Kan., in 1882 ; stated 
supply of the churches at McCune, Monmouth and Osage, Kan., 
from 1882 to 1883; stated supply of the church at Laceygne, 
Kan., from 1883 to 1884; stated supply of the church at Irv- 
ing, Kan., from 1884 to 1885; stated supply of the church at 
Hardy, Neb., from 1885 to 1889; stated supply of the churches 
at Dunsmair and Sisson, Cal., from 1889 to 1890, and stated 
supply of the church at Gridley, Cal., from 1890 to 1891. 
From this time until 1914 he labored as an agent for the Ameri- 
can Tract Society in California and Oregon, having his resi- 
dence in Oakland, Cal. He died Sept. 16, 191 5, in Oakland, of 
old age, in his 87th year. He was buried at Oakland. 

He was married Sept. 12, 1865, at Arkport, N. Y., to Isa- 
bella Farr, who died June, 1907. One son and one daughter 
survive him. 



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DANIEL SEELY GEEGOEY, D.D., LL.D., 
Son of Horace and Betsey (Seely) Gregory, was born Aug. 21, 
1832, in Carmel, N. Y. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Gilead Presbyterian Church of Carmel at the age 
of twenty. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
State Normal School, of Albany, N. Y., and in the North 
Salem Academy, N. Y. He engaged in teaching in the 
public schools of New York state from 1850 to 1853, when he 
entered Princeton University, graduating in 1857. He spent 
the summer following his graduation supplying the place of 
the principal of the Newton Collegiate Institute, N. J. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1857, taking the full 
three years' course there and graduating in i860. During his 
Seminary course he was tutor of Belles Lettres in Princeton 
University from January 1859 to July i860. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Bedford (now Westchester) April 18, 
i860, and ordained by the Presbytery of Rock River (now 
Freeport), O.S., Feb. 23, 1861, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the South Church, Galena, 111., which he had been 
serving as pastor elect since November i860. He was re- 
leased from this charge Nov. 14, 1863. He was pastor of the 
Second Church, Troy, N. Y., from Nov. 5, 1863 to Dec. 8, 1866, 
and pastor elect of the Third Congregational Church of New 
Haven, Conn., from this time until installed its pastor Jan. 
10, 1867. He continued such until April 26, 1869. He was 
pastor of the South Salem Church, New York, from May 1, 
1869, to Aug. 7, 1871. He was professor of Metaphysics and 
Logic in Wooster College from 1871 to 1875, and professor of 
Mental Science and English Literature in the same college from 
1875 to 1878. He was president of Lake Forest College from 
1879 to 1887. From 1888 to 1889 he supplied the church at 
Morgan, Minn. He was managing editor of the Standard Dic- 
tionary with his residence in New York City from 1890 to 
1894. From 1895 to 1904 he was editor of the Homiletic Re- 



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view and engaged in other literary work. After this he was 
general secretary of the American Bible League and editor of 
the Bible Student and Teacher of New York City for some 
years. During the last years of his life his residence was in 
East Orange, N. J., and he died there April 14, 191 5, of old 
age, in his 83rd year. He was buried in Princeton, N, J. He 
received the honorary degree of D.D. from Princeton Univer- 
sity in 1873, and LL.D. from Wooster College in 1895. He 
was a profuse author. Among his books were: Christian 
Ethics, 1875 1 Why Four Gospels ?, 1877 ; Practical Logic, 1881 ; 
Christ's Trumpet Call to the Ministry, 1896; The Crime of 
Christendom, 1900, and Constructive Studies in John, 1909. He 
was also co-author with S. B. Halliday of The Church in 
America, 1896. Among his published pamphlets are: a Sylla- 
bus of Theoretical Ethics, 1873 ; Outlines of Course in English 
Literature, 1875 ; Syllabus of Psychology, 1875, and a 
Course in Reading for Students, 1875. He also published 
many sermons and a few articles, most of the latter in the 
Princeton Review and the Presbyterian Quarterly and Presby- 
terian Review. 

He was twice married: (1) Nov. 5, i860, in Croton Falls, 
N. Y., to Jane G. Brown, who died Jan. 20, 1866; (2) Sept. 
26, 1867, in New York City to Harriet By ram, who, with one 
daughter by his second wife, survives him. 



JOHN FLEMING COWAN, D.D., 
Son of John Fleming and Mary (English) Cowan, was born 
March 8, 1837, in Potosi, Mo. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Presbyterian church of Washington, Mo., at 
the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
Potosi and Washington, Mo., under Mr. J. P. Johnson in both 
places, and he graduated from Westminster College, Mo., in 
1858. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the 



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same year he took the full three years' course there, graduating 
in 1861. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia 
April 5, i860, and ordained by the Presbytery of Missouri 
(O.S.) May 17, 1863. He supplied the Auxvasse Southern 
Presbyterian church near Calwood, Mo., from Nov. 15, 1861, 
until his death. From 1888 until 1912 he was professor of 
Modern Languages and Hebrew in Westminster College, Mis- 
souri, and after that professor emeritus until his death, which 
occurred April 5, 191 5, near Calwood, Mo., of pneumonia, in 
the 79th year of his age. He preached in his church the last 
Sunday before his death. He was buried in the Auxvasse 
Church Cemetery. He received the honorary degree of D.D. 
from Westminster College, Mo., in 1880. He was stated clerk 
of the Presbytery of Missouri from 1863 to 1893, and trustee 
of Westminster College, Mo., from 1864 to 1888. He was a 
member from the beginning of the Board of Trustees of the 
Missouri Synodical College for Young Ladies at Fulton, and 
its president from 1892 until his death. During his ministry 
the Auxvasse City and Nine Mile Prairie churches were or- 
ganized from the Auxvasse church. He was largely instru- 
mental in the organization of the Synodical College for Young 
Ladies and its location in Fulton, Mo. He wrote much for the 
newspapers. 

He was married Jan. 30, 1862, near Williamsburg, Mo., to 
Martha Jane Grant, who died Nov. 10, 1884. Three sons and 
one daughter survive him. 



JOSEPH SMITH VAN DYEE, D.D., 
Son of Benjamin and Elsy (Smith) Van Dyke, was born Nov. 
1, 1832, at Bound Brook, N. J. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Pluckamin, N. J., at 
the age of twenty-one. His preparatory studies were pursued 
at Somerville and Flemington, N. J. He was for a time a stu- 



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dent in Rutgers College, but entered the University at Princeton 
in 1855 and graduated from the same in 1857. He then spent 
a year in teaching in the Classical School at Woodbury, N. J. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1858, he took the full 
three years' course there, graduating in 1861. He was a tutor 
of Greek in Princeton College when a senior in the Seminary. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Elizabeth Oct. 3, i860, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Newton Oct. 10, 1861, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the church at Blooms- 
bury, N. J., from which he was released May 4, 1869. He was 
pastor of the Second Church of Cranbury, N. J., from May 
13, 1869, to Oct. 7, 1896. He supplied the church at Asbury, 
N. J., from January 1897 to May 1897, and the church at 
Glassboro and Bunker Hill, N. J., from October 1897 to April 
1900. He then took up his residence in Hightstown, N. J. He 
was stated supply of the church at Perrineville, N. J., from 
1909 until his death, which occurred Nov. 1, 191 5, in Hights- 
town, of a rectal abscess, on the completion of his 83rd year. 
He was buried in Cranbury, N. J. He received the honorary 
degree of D.D. from Princeton University in 1884. He was 
three times moderator of the Presbytery of Monmouth, and 
several times a commissioner to the General Assembly. Among 
his publications are: Elements and Evidences of National De- 
cay, 1862; Popery, the Foe of the Church and of the Republic, 
1 87 1 ; Through the Prison to the Throne, 1881 ; Giving or 
Entertainment — Which? 1883; From Gloom to Gladness, 
1884; Theism and Evolution, 1886; Patriots Plea and Pleas 
Many, 1891. He lectured extensively on temperance. For 
many years he received and taught suspended students of 
Princeton College when at Bloomsbury and Cranbury. 

He was twice married : (1) May 7, 1861, in Bridgeton, N. J., 
to Sarah Jane Swing, who died Jan. 5, 1894; (2) Oct. 4, 
1899, m Glassboro, N. J., to Ella Wolf, who died Aug. 19, 
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him. One of his sons is the Rev. George B. Van Dyke, of the 
class of 1892 of Princeton Seminary. 



JAMES SMITH McDONALD, D.D., 
Son of Hugh and Sarah Ann (Smith) McDonald, was born 
Feb. 22, 1835, near Urbana, Ohio, He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Oxford, 
Ohiom at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the public schools and under the Rev. William 
Galbraith at West Liberty, Ohio, and he graduated from Miami 
University in 1859. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the 
fall of the same year, he took the full three years' course there, 
graduating in 1862. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Sidney June II, 1861, and ordainel an evangelist by the same 
Presbytery June 4, 1862. He engaged in home missionary work 
in Areata, Cal., from 1862 to 1864, and was stated supply of 
the church at Sacramento, Cal., from May 1864 until installed 
its pastor in 1866, and continued in this charge until May 4, 
1869, when ill health interrupted his work. During the next 
year he resided in South Salem, O. He was stated supply 
of the church at San Diego, Cal., from April 1870 to February 
1872; of the First Congregational Church of Eureka, Cal., 
from February 1872 to October 1876, and of the church at San 
Rafael, Cal., from this time until installed its pastor Oct. 1, 
1876. He was released from this charge Jan. 13, 1884. He 
labored as synodical missionary in California from Jan. 18, 
1884, until April 1895, with his residence at San Rafael. He 
became stated supply of the church at Dixon, Cal., in April 
1895, and was installed its pastor November 5 of the same year. 
He was released from this charge April 24, 1898. He was pas- 
tor's assistant of the First Church of Oakland, Cal., from 
April 1898 to April 1902; stated supply of the church at Rich- 
mond, Cal., from May 1902, to April 1904, and pastor of the 



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church at Corte Madera, Cal., from May 8, 1904, until August 
1914. During this time he served also a mission station at 
Lakspur, Cal. He died May 13, 191 5, in Corte Madera of 
kidney trouble, in the 81 st year of his age. He was buried in 
the Tamalpias Cemetery, San Rafael, Cal. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D. from Miami University in 1891. In 
1868 he was chaplain of the California State Senate. In 1901 
he was appointed historian of the Synod of California and 
prepared a history of the Presbyterian Church in California, 
which was never published. 

He was twice married: (1) May 8, 1862, near Urbana, Ohio, 
to Rebecca Todd, who died Jan. 21, 1900; (2) May 27, 1906, 
in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, to Mary I. Rowan, who with four 
daughters survives him. 



CHARLES TABELE McMULLIN, 
Son of Robert and March Hamilton (Tabele) McMullin, was 
born Sept. 19, 1839, in Philadelphia, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Sixth Presbyterian Church of 
Philadelphia at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Presbyterial Academy of Philadelphia under 
Lyman Coleman, and he graduated from the University of 
Pennsylvania in 1859. Entering the Seminary at Princeton 
in the fall of the same year, he took the full three years' course 
there, graduating in 1862. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Philadelphia April 2, 1862, and ordained an evangelist by the 
Presbytery of West Jersey November 1, 1864. After his 
graduation he spent a year in Smithtown, Long Island, sup- 
plying chapels connected with the church there. From April 
1863 to April 1864 he supplied the church at Sand Lake, N. Y. 
He was stated supply of the church at Leed's Point, N. J., 
from July 1864 to October 1866, and of the church at Somer's 
Point, N. J., from November 1865 until January 1871. He 



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began supplying the church at Absecon, N. J., in July 1864 
and was installed its pastor Nov. 14, 1867, continuing in this 
church until Jan. 3, 1871. At this time a throat trouble com- 
pelled him to give up preaching. From 1872 until 1873 he was 
a clerk in the Board of Publication, Philadelphia. Giving 
up this work on account of poor health and engaging in various 
occupations until 1881, he again became a clerk in the 
Board of Publication and continued such until 1887, when he 
was made treasurer of the Board. He retained this office un- 
til December 1906, when the state of his health compelled him 
to retire. He continued his residence in Philadelphia until his 
death, which occurred April 6, 191 5, in Philadelphia, of la 
grippe, in the 76th year of his age. He was buried at Absecon, 
N. J. He was a commissioner to the General Assembly at 
Chicago in 1871. 

He was married Oct. 19, 1869, in Absecon, N. J., to Martha 
Ann Doughty, who died June 14, 1902. One son and one 
daughter survive him. 



EZRA FITCH PABODY, 
Son of Ezra Fitch and Mabel (Butler) Pabody, was born 
July 26, 1838, in Vernon, Ind. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Hanover, Ind., at 
the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the public schools of Vernon, Ind. He was a student for a 
time in Hanover College, Ind., later entering Miami University, 
from which he graduated in i860. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year, remaining one year, when 
he was obliged to leave on account of ill health. He entered the 
United States Army in September 1861 in the Third Minnesota 
Volunteers, and was honorably discharged in March 1863. 
After this he engaged in the drug business at first in Vernon, 
Ind., and then in Minneapolis, Minn., from 1864 to 1885. At 



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this time at the request of the session of Westminster Church, 
Minneapolis, he engaged in work as a lay missionary and stated 
supply in the Riverside chapel, Minneapolis, from 1890 to 
1903. He was ordained by the Presbytery of Minneapolis Feb. 
7, 1900. He continued in these missionary labors in Minne- 
apolis until his death, which occurred Sept. 21, 1915, at his 
summer home on Lake Minnetonka, Minn., of paralysis, in the 
78th year of his age. He was buried in Lakewood Cemetery, 
Minneapolis. He gained a wide repute for his social settle- 
ment work in Minneapolis. He was a member of the Min- 
neapolis Horticultural Society. 

He was married Oct. 10, 1866, in Oxford, Ohio, to Emma 
Augusta Brown, who with one son and one daughter survives 
him. 



JAMES HERVEY APPLETQN, 
Son of James and Ann (Lawrence) Appleton, was born Jan. 
27, 1839, in Sing Sing (now Ossining), N. Y. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Tabernacle Baptist Church of 
Philadelphia, at the age of thirteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the public schools of Philadelphia and later 
with a private tutor and he graduated from the Central High 
School of Philadelphia in 1859. He was licensed, Nov. 25, 
1859, by the Tabernacle Baptist Church of Philadelphia, and 
ordained, June 21, i860, by a Baptist Council in the same 
church. He was pastor of the Baptist church of Davisville, 
Pa., from June 21, i860, to Jan. 1, 1861. In the fall of the 
latter year he entered the Baptist Theological Seminary at 
Rochester, N. Y. He entered the Seminary at Princeton, 1862, 
remaining until February 1863. Returning to Rochester he 
took the third year of his theological course in the Seminary 
there, graduating in 1864. He was pastor of the Baptist Church 
of Allentown, Pa., from December 1865 to November 1868, 



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of the i nth Street Baptist Church, New York City, from 
February 1869 to April 1871 and of a Baptist church in 
Washington, D. C, from November 1873 to June 1875. At this 
time he was laid aside from work by ill health for several 
years. He was ordained an Episcopal deacon Nov. 16, 1879, 
by Bishop Potter and a priest by the same May 23, 1880. He 
was chaplain of St. Barnabas House from 1880 to 1882. After 
this he resided in Brooklyn, engaging in philanthropic and chari- 
table work, mainly in New York City, until his death, which 
occurred July 15, 191 5, in the Long Island College Hospital, 
Brooklyn, of a disease of the bladder, in the 77th year of his 
age. He was buried in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Philadel- 
phia, Pa. 

He was twice married: (1) May 9, 1865, in Haddonfield, N. 
J., to Agnes Morgan Reeves, who died July 12, 1902; (2) 
April 4, 1904, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Ida Williamson, who sur- 
vives him. 



HENRY EDWARD BUTLER, D.D., 
Son of Billy Bishop and Sarah (Castle) Butler, was born 
Feb. 21, 1835, in Essex, Vt. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Congregational church of Essex at the age of 
twenty-two. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Un- 
derbill Academy and Chittenden County Institute of Essex, and 
he graduated from the University of Vermont in 1861, having 
the honor of election to the Phi Betta Kappa Society. He 
spent the year after his graduation in Andover Seminary. En- 
tering the Seminary at Princeton in 1862 he finished his the- 
ological course there, graduating in 1864. He was licensed 
by the Winooski Association of Congregational Ministers in 
May 1864, and ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of 
Champlain, Jan. 18, 1865. He supplied the church at Keese- 
ville, N. Y., from May 1864 until his installation as pastor, 



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September 26, 1865. He was released from this charge in 
April 1881. He was pastor of the Congregational church of 
Jacksonville, 111., from June 1881 to September 1888. He was 
professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy in Alma Col- 
lege, Michigan, from 1888 to 1894. During this time he supplied 
a number of churches as his college duties permitted. He was 
pastor of the Congregational church at St. Johns, Mich., from 
1894 to 1897, and during the next three years supplied various 
churches in the State of Michigan. From 1902 until 1904 he 
was pastor of the Congregational church of Desplaines, 111. 
At this time failing health compelled him to give up the active 
work of the ministry and he took up his residence in Chicago, 
where he died April 25, 1915, of paralysis, in the 81st year of 
his age. He was buried in Essex Centre, Vt. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D. from Howard University in 1895. 
He was an associate member of the Victoria Institute of Great 
Britain and he published several sermons and memorials and 
was a prolific writer for various periodicals. On several occa- 
sions he served as poet and orator for his college fraternity, and 
at one time was the poet of his college at the Associate Alumni 
of his alma mater. 

He was married May 4, 1864, in Cambridge, Mass., to Caro- 
line Susan Rankin, who died Dec. 12, 1897. Two daughters 
survive him. 



WILLIAM HENRY EDWARDS, 
Son of William Henry and Margaret (Reece) Edwards, was 
born Feb. 5, 1835, in Chester County, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Wil- 
mington, Del., at the age of twenty-one. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Classical Institute of Media, Pa., 
and under the Rev. William C. Roberts, D.D., of Wilmington, 
Del. Before going to the Seminary he spent a year in teach- 



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ing and colportage work under the Board of Publication. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1861, remaining two 
years. He pursued his theological studies further for one year 
under the Rev. William C. Roberts, D.D. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of New Brunswick April 22, 1863, and ordained 
an evangelist by the Presbytery of Wilmington Feb. 8, 1865. 
From August 1863 to December 1864 he engaged in home mis- 
sionary work in Ocean County, N. J. He further engaged in 
missionary work in Wilmington, Del., from 1864 to 1865. He 
supplied the church at Monticello, Ind., from 1865 to 1866, 
engaging in teaching at the same time. He was stated supply 
of the church at Kirklin, Ind., from 1866 to 1867. After this 
for five years he engaged in missionary work in connection 
with the North Idiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church. He was principal of a school at Georgetown, Del., 
from 1873 to 1875 and engaged in teaching in the High School 
in Berlin, Md., from 1875 to 1877, being at the same time as- 
sistant pastor of the church there. He was stated supply of 
the church at Harrington, Del., and principal of a school in the 
same place from 1877 to 1886. During this time he supplied 
also the Presbyterian churches of Bridgeville, Del., and Feder- 
alsburg, Md., from 1880 to 1882. He was pastor of the Presby- 
terian churches of Lewinsville and Vienna, Va., from Octo- 
ber 12, 1886, to October 8, 1895. He then supplied the church 
at Clifton, Va., until installed its pastor April 22, 1896. This 
relation was dissolved April 13, 1915. He died June 17, 1915, 
in Clifton, Va., of heart failure after a general break down 
resulting from a severe cold, in the 81st year of his age. He 
was buried at Faggs Manor, Pa. He was moderator of the 
Presbytery of Washington City in 1892. 

He was twice married: (1) April 5, 1855, in Baltimore 
County, Md., to Sarah Ann Allen, who died May 28, 1878; 
(2) Nov. 28, 1884, in Newark, Del., to Sarah Cornelia Grinnell, 
who, with two sons by his first wife, survives him. 



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ARTHUR LITTLE, D.D., 
Son of Simeon Bartlett and Harriet (Boyd) Little, was born 
May 24, 1837, in Webster (formerly Boscawen), N. H. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Congregational 
Church of Boscawen at the age of nineteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Kimball Union Academy of Bos- 
cawen and he graduated from Dartmouth College in i860. He 
then spent a year teaching in the Black River Academy and in 
the Thetford Academy, Vermont. Entering Andover Semi- 
nary in 1861 he remained there one year. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1862 and continued there until 
March 1863. He was ordained as a chaplin in the U. S. Army 
March 16, 1863, by a Congregational Council at Boscawen, 
N. H., and served the First Vermont Heavy Artillery as chaplain 
for two and one half years. He spent three months as a stu- 
dent in Andover Seminary after the close of the war. He 
was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Bedford, N. H., 
from Jan. 3, 1866, to Sept. 22, 1868; pastor of the First Con- 
gregational Church of Fond du Lac, Wis., from Nov. 2, 
1868, to Feb. 12, 1878; of the New England Church, 
Chicago, 111., from June 18, 1878, to Jan. 16, 1889, and of 
the Second Church, Dorchester, Boston, from Jan. 30, 
1889, until 19 1 2, being pastor emeritus of this church from this 
time until his death, which occurred April 11, 1915, in West 
Newton, Mass., of diabetes, in the 78th year of his age. He 
was buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery of Dorchester, Boston. 
He received the honorary degree of D.D. from Dartmouth 
College in 1880. He was moderator of the National Council 
of Congregational Churches in 1883, and was moderator of the 
Wisconsin Congregational Council; of the Illinois State Con- 
gregational Council ; of the Congregational Club of Chicago, and 
of the Congregational Club of Boston. He was also a member 
of the International Council held in London in 1891, and a cor- 
porate member of the American Board of Commissioners for 



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Foreign Missions. He was a trustee of Ripon College, Wis- 
consin; president of the Board of Trustees of Bradford Acad- 
emy ; president of the Board of Visitors of Andover Theologi- 
cal Seminary and vice-president of the American Tract Society. 
He was one of the founders of the City Missionary Society of 
Boston. 

He was twice married: (i) Aug. 15, 1863, in Washington, 
D.C., to Laura Elizabeth Frost, who died Jan. 21, 1883; (2) 
Feb. 1, 1898, in Boston, Mass., to Elizabeth Ann Wales, who 
with one daughter by his first wife survives him. 



ELIAKIM TUPPER JEFFERS, D.D., LL.D., 

Son of James Dickey and Mary Ann Benvie (Tupper) Jeffers, 
was born April 6, 1841, in Stewiacke, N. S., Canada. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the United Presbyterian 
church of Lawrence, Mass. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Oliver High School of Lawrence and he grad- 
uated from Jefferson College in 1862. Entering the Seminary 
at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1865. He then spent one 
term of study in the United Presbyterian Seminary at Alle- 
gheny, Pa. He was licensed by the United Presbyterian Pres- 
bytery of Monongahela Dec. 28, 1864, and ordained by the 
United Presbyterian Presbytery of Philadelphia Sept. 25, 1865, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the United Presby- 
terian church of Oxford, Pa. He was released from this 
charge July 16, 1872. He supplied the Second Church of New 
Wilmington, Pa., from January 1873 to January 1883. He was 
president of Westminster College, Pa., from June 1872 to June 
1883, and professor of Theology in Lincoln University, Pa., 
from September 1883 to June 1890. He was pastor of the 
First Presbyterian Church of Oil City, Pa., from Sept. 18, 



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1890, to April 12, 1893, and president of the York Collegiate 
Institute, Pa., from May 1893 until his death, which occurred 
Nov. 18, 191 5, in York, Pa., of kidney trouble, in the 75th 
year of his age. He was buried in the Prospect Hill Cemetery 
of York. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from 
Washington and Jefferson College in 1872, and that of LL.D. 
from the same college in 1902. He was a delegate from the 
United Presbyterian Church to the Canadian churches in 
Halifax, N. S., in 1874, and was president of the State Teach- 
ers' Association of Pennsylvania in 1895. He published the 
Shortest Road to Caesar, in 1896. 

He was married May 16, 1867, in Canonsburg, Pa., to Esther 
Graham Hodgens, who died March 30, 1905. Three daugh- 
ters and two sons survive him. 



SNYDER BINNS S1MES, 
Son of John Weston and Matilda Pemberton (Binns) Simes, 
was born Nov. 17, 1842, in Philadelphia, Pa. He made a pub- 
lic confession of his faith in the First Moravian Church of 
Philadelphia at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued under Bishop Edmund de Schweinitz in Phila- 
delphia, and he became a student in the Moravian College of 
Bethlehem, Pa., from which, however, he did not graduate. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1862, remaining two 
years, and taking the third year of his theological course in the 
Divinity School of Philadelphia, from which he graduated in 
1865. He was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Church 
by Bishop Stevens June 23, 1865, and a priest by Bishop Vail 
of Kansas Jan. 14, 1867. From 1865 to 1868 he was an assist- 
ant in the Church of the Epiphany, Philadelphia. He became 
rectof of the Gloria Dei Church, Philadelphia, Dec. 13, 1868, 
and continued such until his death, the long period of forty- 
six years. He died July 18, 1915, at Falmouth Heights, Mass., 



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suddenly of apoplexy, in the 73rd year of his age. He was 
buried in the churchyard of the Gloria Dei Church, Philadel- 
phia. He published The Swedes and the Protestant Episcopal 
Church, in 1888. 

He was married Dec. 8, 1868, in Philadelphia, to Eleanor 
Richard Simes, who survives him. 



JOHN ELLIOTT WRIGHT, D.D., 
Son of the Rev. Dr. Edward Weakley and Henrietta Mary 
(Swift) Wright, was born Dec. 17, 1842, in LaFayette, Ind. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian 
Church of Delphi, Ind., at the age of fifteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Waveland Preparatory School, 
Indiana, and he graduated from Jefferson College in 1862. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same 
year, he took the full three years' course there, graduating in 
1865. He then spent a year in graduate study in the West- 
ern Theological Seminary. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Logansport April 2y, 1864, and ordained by the Presbytery 
of Allegheny City Dec. 27, 1866, being at the same time in- 
stalled pastor of the Manchester Church (2nd Church) of 
Allegheny, Pa., from which he was released Oct. 1, 1868. He 
began serving the church at Greenville, Pa., as pastor elect in 
October 1868 and was installed its pastor Nov. 2, 1869. This 
relation was dissolved May 5, 1874. He was pastor of the 
First Church of Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, Ohio, from Nov. 19, 
1874, to May 1, 1878; pastor elect of the First Church of Madi- 
son, Wis., from May 1878 to January 1882; pastor of the 
Jefferson Park Church of Chicago, 111., from May 14, 1882, to 
Jan. 29, 1883; pastor of the Market Square Church, German- 
town, Philadelphia, from April 15, 1883, to Oct. 1, 1892, and 
stated supply of the First Church of Lock Haven, Pa., from 
December 1893 until installed its pastor Oct. 18, 1894. He 



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was released from this charge Oct. 1, 1901. At this time he 
took up his residence in Edgewood Park, Pa. He was chap- 
lain of the sanitarium at Markleton, Pa., from June 1914 until 
his death, which occurred June 10, 191 5, in the sanitarium at 
Markleton, in the 73rd year of his age. He was buried at 
Edgewood Park, Pa. He received the honorary degree of 
D.D. from the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia in 
1885. He was moderator of the Synod of Wisconsin in 1881 ; 
was a member of the Board of Ministerial Relief from 1886 
to 1893 ; was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Gen- 
eral Assembly from 1886 to 1903 ; was a member of the 
Presbyterian Historical Society from 1887 to 1893, and was 
chaplain of the House of Representatives of Pennsylvania in 
1913. He was a commissioner to the General Assembly in 
1873, 1881, 1886, and 1901. He published several sermons and 
a pamphlet entitled May Elders be made Moderators? 

He was married May 27, 1869, in Allegheny, Pa., to Ellen 
Maria Kerr, who with one son and one daughter survives him. 



DANIEL REQUA FOSTER, 
Son of Edmund and Ann Eliza (Requa) Foster, was born 
Sept. 22, 1838, in Patterson, N. Y. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the South East Presbyterian Church, Put- 
nam County, N. Y., at the age of eleven. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Peekskill Military Academy, N. Y., 
and he graduated from Princeton University in 1863. Entering 
the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he 
took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1866. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Connecticut April 15, 1865, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Rochester City, Aug. 1, 1866, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the First Church of 
Phelps, N. Y. This relation was dissolved Oct. 2, 1869. He 
supplied the church at Pennington, N. J., from this time until 



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installed its pastor, April 17, 1871, and was released from this 
charge Nov. 9, 1886. His last pastorate was over the Bethany 
Church, Trenton, N. J., from Dec. 14, 1886, to Jan. 30, 1900, 
when he was made pastor emeritus. After this he engaged in 
work as an evangelist and was president of the New Jersey 
Children's Home Society, continuing his residence in Trenton, 
N. J., until his death, which occurred Oct. 25, 191 5, in Trenton 
of a bladder trouble, in the 78th year of his age. He was 
buried in the Riverview Cemetery at Trenton. He published 
Present Day Problems in Western Europe, 1906, and The 
Peace Movement, 1908, besides occasional sermons. He was a 
member and chaplain of the New Jersey Society of the Sons 
of the Revolution, and a member of the Huguenot Society and 
of the Society of Mayflower Descendants. 

He was married June 25, 1868, in Trenton, N. J., to Anna 
Evans Steward, who survives him. 



CHARLES OTIS THATCHER, 
Son of Irvin Andrew and Mary Elizabeth (Sturtevant) That- 
cher, was born June 18, 1842, in Amsterdam, N. Y. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Schenectady, N. Y., at the age of fifteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Union School of Schenectady under 
Professor Benjamin Stanton, and he graduated from Union 
College in 1864. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the 
fall of the same year, he took the full three years' course there, 
graduating in 1867. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Albany June 13, 1866, and ordained an evangelist by the Pres- 
bytery of Troy Sept. 18, 1867. He was stated supply of the 
Albia Church, Troy, N. Y., from May 1867 to May 1868; of 
the church at Tioga, Pa., from November 1868 to May 1871 ; of 
the church at Union, N. Y., from May 1871 to May 1874; of 
the church at Worthington, Minn., from January 1875 to May 



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1877, and of the church at Owatonna, Minn., from 1877 to 
1879. He was pastor of the church at Chittenango. N. Y., 
from 1880 to 1887 and of the church at Knoxboro, N. Y., from 
1887 to 1889. He served the church at Whitesboro, N. Y., as 
pastor elect from 1889 to 1891, and was pastor of the church at 
Morristown, N. Y., from Sept. 29, 1891 to April 15, 1902. He 
resided without charge in Philadelphia, Pa., from 1903 to 1904 
and after that at Cranberry Lake, N. Y., until 1910. He was 
pastor of the churches at Glenfield and Martinsburg, N. Y., 
from 1910 to 1913, and stated supply of the church at Batchel- 
lerville, N. Y., from 19 14 until his death, which occurred 
Dec. 30, 191 5, in Batchellerville, of pneumonia after a three 
days' illness, in the 74th year of his age. He was buried in 
Schenectady, N. Y. 

He was twice married: (1) June 18, 1867, in Washington, 
D. C, to Mary Elmina Burghardt, who died Nov. 24, 1904; 
(2) Sept. 6, 1910 in Martinsburg, N. Y., to Frances Theodosia 
Sheldon, who with one daughter by his first wife survives 
him. 



MATTHEW BONSALL LOWRIE, D.D., 
Son of the Rev. Dr. John Marshall and Hetty (Dusenbery) 
Lowrie, was born April 10, 1884, in Blairstown, N. J. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian 
Church of Fort Wayne, Ind., at the age of fifteen. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued under his father at Fort Wayne and 
he graduated from Princeton University in 1863. He then be- 
came first assistant in the Valparaiso College Institute, Ind., 
from September 1863 to June 1864, and spent the following 
year in the service of the U. S. Christian Commission in the 
Army of the Potomac. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 
1865, he took the full three years' course there, graduating 
in 1868. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Fort Wayne 



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May I, 1867, and ordained by the Presbytery of Troy (O.S.) 
Oct. 30, 1868, being at the same time installed pastor of the 
South (Woodside) Church of Troy, N. Y. He was released 
from this charge Jan. 3, 1871. In March of the same year he 
began his service of the church at Onarga, 111., as pastor elect 
and was installed pastor Jan. 23, 1872. He was released Oct. 
12 of the same year. He was pastor elect of the church at 
Galesburg, 111., from October 1872 until installed its pastor 
March 24, 1873. This relation was dissolved July 1, 1885. 
From January 1886 to December 1888 he was stated supply of 
the church at Lake City, Minn., and of the church at Anniston, 
Ala., from January 1889 to January 189/3. He was pastor of 
the church at Boulder, Colo., from June 1890 to June 1893. In 
1891 he became professor of New Testament Literature and 
Exegesis in Omaha Theological Seminary in connection with 
his work in Boulder until 1893, when he moved to Omaha. In 
1900 he became president of the Omaha Theological Seminary 
and continued such until 191 2, when ill health interrupted his 
work. In connection with the presidency he was also professor 
of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology from 1902 to 1912. At 
this time he took up his residence in Denver, Colo., until his 
death, which occurred there May 15, 191 5, in the 72nd year 
of his age. He was buried in the Fairmount Cemetery of Den- 
ver. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from Knox 
College, Illinois, in 1889. 

He was married May 6, 1869, in Valparaiso, Ind., to Susan 
Elizabeth Haas, who died April 1, 191 5. One daughter sur- 
vives him. 



CHARLES HENRY McCLELLAN, D.D., 
Son of Samuel and Eunice (Edgerton) McClellan, was born 
Nov. 27, 1843, m Wheeling, W. Va. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Morgantown, 



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W. Va., at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Monongahela Academy at Morgantown and he 
graduated from Princeton University in 1865. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year he took the 
full three years' course there, graduating in 1868. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick April 18, 1867, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of West Virginia October 18, 
1868. He was stated supply of the churches at Point Pleasant, 
W. Va., and Gallipolis, Ohio, from October 1868 to May 1869. 
He spent the following year in Europe. He was pastor of 
the church at Barnesville, Ohio, from May 18 to Dec. 11, 1871, 
and of the church at Butler, Pa., from Jan. 22, 1872, to June 
25, 1878. During the next ten years he suffered from ill 
health, which prevented active work in the ministry, residing in 
New York City in 1879 an d ^ ater m Santa Barbara, Cal. His 
health being sufficiently recovered, he became pastor of the 
church at Lakewood, N. J., May 28, 1889, and continued in this 
pastorate until April 10, 1900, when ill health again interrupted 
his labors. He resided in Lakewood Wtil his death, which 
occurred March 22, 1916, in Atlantic City, N. J., after a pro-, 
tracted illness of pernicious anaemia, in the 73rd year of his 
age. He was buried at Lakewood. He received the honorary 
degree of D.D. from the University of New York in 1894. 

He was married June 18, 1874, in New York City, to Malle- 
ville Wheelock Smith, who with one daughter survives him. 



ALEXANDER PEEBLES KELSO, 
Son of James Anderson and Elizabeth Jane (Linn) Kelso, was 
born Oct. 4, 1845, near Oakville, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Middle Spring Presbyterian church 
near Shippensburg, Pa., at the age of twenty. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Fayetteville and Shippensburg 
Academies, Pa., and he graduated from Washington and 



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Jefferson College in 1865. He spent a part of the year follow- 
ing in the study of medicine, as he had intended on leaving 
college entering the medical profession, but on changing his 
intention, he entered the Western Theological Seminary in 
1866, remaining there two years. Coming to the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1868 as a senior, he completed his theological 
course there, graduating in 1869. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Carlisle June 10, 1868, and ordained an evan- 
gelist by the same Presbytery Aug. 11, 1869. Having devoted 
himself to the work of foreign missions he went at once to 
India and labored as a missionary at Sharanpur, Rawal, 
Pindi, Lodiana and Lahore. He was professor of Theology 
and New Testament in the Theological Seminary of the Synod 
of India at Sharanpur from 1887 to 1893, retaining his con- 
nection witih this Seminary until 1904. He had charge of a 
mission station at Dehra Dun from 1893 to 1904. He resided 
at Ambala from 1913 until his death, which occurred there 
Dec. 26, 1915, of angina pectoris in the 71st year of his age. 
He was buried at Amzala, India. He translated into Hindu- 
stani a small book entitled Little Dot, and wrote and translated 
various short articles for the Hindustani Christian Treasury. 

He was married Oct. 12, 1870, in Dehra Dun, India, to 
Louisa Mary Bolton, who with three sons and two daughters 
survives him. 



EDWARD ROTHESAY MILLER, 
Son of Edward and Jessie Pattison (Imbrie) Miller, was born 
Oct. 29, 1843, in Philadelphia, Pa. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the High Grove Presbyterian Church, Mo- 
at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Saunders Institute, West Philadelphia, and he 
graduated from Princeton University in 1867. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took 



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the full three years' course there, graduating in 1870. He then 
remained a year longer as a graduate student. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of New York June 6, 1870, and 
ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of Jersey City April 
16, 1872. Having devoted himself to the work of foreign 
missions, he went to Japan the same year, engaging in mis- 
sionary work in Yokohoma from 1872 to 1874. He then 
connected himself with the Reformed Dutch Church, continu- 
ing his labors in Yokohoma in connection with the Ferris 
Seminary until 1879. He was also a lecturer on Church Polity 
and Homiletics in Union Theological Seminary of Tokyo from 
1877 to 1879. He spent the next two years on a furlough in 
the United States. Returning to Japan he became professor 
in the Union College (Meiji Gakuin) at Tokyo from 1881 to 
1888. From 1888 to 1902 he engaged in missionary work in 
Morioka. The year following he spent in America. Returning 
to Japan he engaged in general missionary work with his 
residence in Tokyo until 1904, when he again returned to this 
country for one year. In 1905 he resumed his missionary work 
in Tokyo and remained there until 1914, when he came back 
to this country and took up his residence in Bryn Mawr, Pa., 
until his death. He died Aug. 7, 1915, in East Hampton, L. I., 
N. Y., of heart failure, in the 72nd year of his age. He was 
buried in Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa. In con- 
nection with Dr. S. R. Brown he translated into Japanese the 
Heidelberg Catechism. He published a Sketch of the North 
Japan Mission, and numerous reports of mission work. 

He was married July 10, 1873, in Yokohoma, Japan, to Mary 
Eddy Kidder, who died June 25, 1910. 



ALFRED EDWARD MYERS, 
Son of James and Mary Skidmore (Wright) Myers, was born 
Dec. 29, 1844, in New York City. He made a public confes- 



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sion of his faith in the Reformed Church on the Heights of 
Brooklyn at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute. 
He entered the University of New York and took part of his 
freshman year there. Then going to Williams College, he 
graduated from that institution in 1866. The year following 
he spent in study and travel abroad. He was a student in the 
New Brunswick Theological Seminary 1867-68. He then 
entered the Seminary at Princeton as a middler, remaining one 
year. He took the third year of his theological course in 
Union Seminary, New York, graduating in 1870. He was 
licensed by the South Classis of Long Island June 2.7, 1870, 
and ordained an evangelist by the same Classis Oct. 9, 1870. 
He supplied the Reformed Bethany chapel of Brooklyn from 
October 1869 to 1871, and spent the next year in Europe. He 
was supply of the Reformed church at Bronxville, N. Y., from 
1872 until installed its pastor the year following. He con- 
tinued serving this church until 1876. He was acting pastor 
of the church at Owasco, N. Y., from 1877 to 1879, and then 
supplied the Presbyterian church of the same place until 1885. 
He was stated supply of the Scattergood (Memorial) Church, 
Syracuse, 1886-87, and of the Rose Hill (Westminster) Church 
of Syracuse from 1886 until 1892. At this time he became as- 
sistant pastor of the Marble Collegiate Reformed Church of 
New York City and continued such until his death, which oc- 
curred Sept. 16, 1915, at Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard, Mass., 
of heart failure, in the 71st year of his age. He was buried in 
the Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

He was married June 3, 1873, in Brooklyn to Mary Moffat, 
who died Nov. 29, 1909. Two sons and one daughter survive 
him. 



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JOHN HOWARD O'BRIEN, 
Son of William and Annie (Putnam) O'Brien, was born Sept. 
19, 1836, in Noel, N. S., Canada. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Kennettcook Presbyterian Church, Hali- 
fax, N. S., at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the preparatory department of the Presbyterian 
College at Truro, N. S., and he graduated from Princeton 
University in 1864. During the next three years he engaged in 
teaching in the Wyers Military Academy, West Chester, Pa. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1867, he remained 
there three years. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New 
Brunswick April 13, 1870. While a student in the Seminary 
he was a tutor of Latin in Princeton University from 1868 to 
1870. He was principal of the Princeton Academy from 1870 
to 1872, and taught mathematics in the West Chester State 
Normal School from 1872 to 1873. He was ordained by the 
Presbytery of West Jersey Oct. 14, 1873, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the Wenonah, Glassboro and Bunker 
Hill churches, New Jersey. He was released from the latter 
two Aug. 9, 1877, and continued to serve the Wenonah church 
until April 18, 1883. He was stated supply of the church at 
Swedesboro, N. J., from 1885 to 1907, and of the church at 
Billingsport, N. J., from 1885 until the spring of 1915, when 
he was honorably retired from the active work of the ministry. 
He took up his residence in Clarksboro, N. J., where he resided 
until his death, which occurred Sept. 23, 191 5, in Clarksboro, 
after a lingering illness, having just completed his 79th year. 
He was buried in the Eglinton Cemetery at Clarksboro. 

He was twice married: (1) June 28, 1870, in West Chester, 
Pa., to Clara Williamson, who died Jan. 2, 1872; (2) Jan. 9, 
1877, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Harriet Hendrickson Locke, who 
with one son and two daughters survives him. 



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ALFBED HAMILTON FAHNESTOCE, D.D., 
Son of William and Ann Elizabeth (Ernst) Fahnestock, was 
born Feb. 26, 1842, in Warren Tavern, Chester Co., Pa. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church 
of Brunswick, 111., at the age of 16. He was a student in 
Blair Hall Academy, Chester Co., Pa., from 1850 to 1853, and 
in the Parochial Academy of Brunswick, 111., from 1855 to 
1858. After this he prepared himself for college and gradu- 
ated from Princeton University in 1868. Entering the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the 
full three years' course there, graduating in 1871. From 
1870 to 1873 he was tutor of Latin in Princeton University and 
in 1874 he supplied several churches for a brief period. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick April 15, 

1874, and ordained by the Presbytery of Syracuse April 27, 

1875, being at the same time installed pastor of the First 
Ward Church, Syracuse, N. Y., and continued the pastor of 
this church until his death, a period of forty-one years. He 
died Feb. 21, 1916, in Syracuse, N. Y., of paralysis, in the 75th 
year of his age. He was buried in the Oakwood Cemetery, 
Syracuse. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from 
Washington College, Tenn., in 1894. He was stated clerk of 
the Presbytery of Syracuse from 1881 to 1905, and was secre- 
tary of the trustees of the Presbytery of Syracuse from 1900 
until his death. He was a commissioner to the General As- 
sembly in 1880 and 1885, and was a delegate from the General 
Assembly to the General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran 
Church, U. S. A., in 1905. He was twice moderator of the 
Presbytery of Syracuse. He published several books of poetry, 
among them being: Autograph Thanksgiving Souvenir, N. Y., 
1886, and The Bride's Gift to her Friends, Buffalo, 1888. He 
also published numerous poems in magazines and the religious 
press. 

He was married June 27, 1872, in Princeton, N. J., to Eliza- 



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beth Wight Van Duyn, who with one son and two daughters 
survives him. 



KARL ALEXANDER CHRISTIAN LANGLOTZ, 
Son of Karl Alexander Christian and Maria Louisa (Teusing) 
Langlotz, was born June 20, 1834, in Saxe Meiningen, Ger- 
many. He was confirmed in the Lutheran Church of Germany 
at the age of fourteen. He studied in the schools of Saxe 
Meiningen and graduated from the Bernhardinum Gymnasium 
of Saxe Meiningen in 1852. He also studied music at Weimar 
under Liszt and Joachim. Coming to this country he taught 
music in Philadelphia from 1853 to 1856. He came to Prince- 
ton in 1856 and taught music there as well as German in the 
college from 1857 to 1869. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1869, taking the full three years' course there and 
graduating in 1872. He was licensed by Presbytery of New 
Brunswick April 10, 1872, and as he did not continue in the 
ministry his license was withdrawn April 23, 1877. He con- 
tinued his residence in Princeton from 1872 to 1874 and en- 
gaged in the teaching of music. He then took up his residence 
in Trenton, N. J., and taught music there until near the end of 
his life. He died Nov. 25, 191 5, in Trenton, after a long ill- 
ness, in the 82nd year of his age. He was buried in Princeton, 
N. J. His fame rests upon the composition of the music of 
the Princeton College song "Nassau," in 1859. 

He was twice married: (1) Jan. 10, 1856, in Philadelphia, 
Pa., to Emma Rae, who died Nov. 25, 1865 ; (2) Nov. 7, 1872, 
in Princeton, N. J., to Virginia I. Dunn, who died Oct. 10, 
1903. Two daughters survive him. 



SAMUEL PARRY, 
Son of Samuel and Selinda (Van Syckel) Parry, was born 
March 29, 1845, in Lambertville, N. J. He made a public con- 



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fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Clinton, N. J., 
at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the Blairstown Presbyterial Academy, New Jersey, and he 
graduated from Yale University in 1868. He spent the fol- 
lowing year teaching in the Blairstown Academy. Entering 
the Seminary at Princeton in 1869, he remained there two 
years, taking the third year of his theological course in Union 
Seminary, New York, from which he graduated in 1872. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick April 12, 
1871, and ordained by the Presbytery of Elizabeth April 30, 
1873, being at the same time installed pastor of the church at 
Pluckamin, N. J., from which he was released April 30, 1906, 
after a service of thirty-three years. He resided after this in 
Somerville, N. J., teaching a men's Bible class until his death, 
Sept. 9, 191 5, in Somerville, suddenly of heart failure, in the 
71st year of his age. He was buried in the New Cemetery of 
Somerville. He was the permanent clerk of the Presbyter} 7 of 
Elizabeth from 1885 to 1888, and stated clerk of the same 
Presbytery from 1888 until his death. He was three times a 
commissioner to the General Assembly. 

He was married Dec. 1, 1875, in Somerville, N. J., to Har- 
riet Elizabeth Cornell, who survives him. 



JOSEPH WILLIAM MANN, 
Son of David Adams and Martitia (May) Mann, was born 
May 10, 1848, in Bethany, Ind. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Waveland, Ind., at 
the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the Waveland Collegiate Institute, and he graduated from 
Hanover College, Indiana, in 1872. Entering the Seminary 
at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1875. He was licensed and 
ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of Crawfordsville 



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Sept. 15, 1875. He was stated supply of the churches of 
Covington and Veedersburg, Ind., for a time in 1875. He then 
engaged in missionary work in New York City during the 
fall and part of the winter of the same year. After this he 
was stated supply of the following churches: Sugar Creek 
and Prairie Centre, Ind., from January 1876 to January 1878 
Newton and Beulah, Ind., from June 1878 to June 1888 
Rockfield, Ind., from June 1888 to June 1890; Rossville, 111. 
1890-95; Mansfield, 111., 1895-98; Pawpaw, 111., 1898-1903 
Toledo, 111., 1903-05; Philo, 111., 1905-11; Cul de Sac, Idaho, 
1911-14, and Omak, Wash., from February 191 5 until his 
death, which occurred Oct. 24, 191 5, at Omak, of cerebral 
hemorrhage, in the 68th year of his age. He was buried in 
Greenwood Cemetery, Spokane, Washington. He was trea- 
surer of the Presbytery of Craw fords ville from 1877 to 1890, 
and a commissioner to the General Assembly at Ainona, Ind., 
in 1897. 

He was married Feb. 5, 1879, in Southport, Ind., to Sarah 
Cordelia Moore, who with three sons and an adopted daughter 
survives him. 



CHARLES ANDREW TAYLOR, 
Son of Alfred DeForest and Susan Jane (Matthews) Taylor, 
was born June 2, 1848, in Freedom, Ohio. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Elizaville, 
Ky., at the age of twelve. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the North Sangamon Academy, near Athens, 111., and 
he graduated from Princeton University in 1873. Entering 
the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he 
remained two years. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Springfield Oct. 7, 1875, and ordained an evangelist by the 
Presbytery of Saginaw June 13, 1876. He was stated supply 
of the First Church of St. Louis, Mich., from 1875 to 1876; 



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of the First Church of Mount Pleasant, Mich., from 1876 to 
1877, an d of the church at Monument, Colo., from 1878 to 
1880. He then engaged in missionary work among the Pueblo 
Indians at Fort Wingate, New Mexico, from 1880 to 1884. He 
was stated supply of the First Church of Timnath, Colo., from 
1884 until installed its pastor April 16, 1885. This relation 
was dissolved Dec. 4, 1890. He engaged in evangelistic work 
under the care of the Synod of Illinois from January 1891 to 
July 1893. He was pastor of the First Church of Mason City, 
111., from 1893 to 1896, and of the First Church of Winchester, 
111., from 1896 to 1899. From this time until 1902 he resided in 
Lincoln, Neb., engaging in evangelistic work. He was pastor 
of the church at La Salle, Colo., from 1902 to 1905 ; stated 
supply of the church at Goldfield, Colo., from 1905 to 1907, 
and of the church at Fraser, Colo., from April to November, 
1908. After this he resided in Westminster, Colo., until his 
death, which occurred Nov. 25, 191 5, in Westminster, of pneu- 
monia, in the 68th year of his age. He was buried in the 
Crown Hill Cemetery of Denver, Colo. 

He was married May 19, 1879, in Princeton, N. J., to Eliza- 
beth Smith Deacon, who with one son and one daughter sur- 
vives him. 



JAMES JULIUS CHISOLM, D.D., 
Son of James Julius and Margaret Swinton (Bryan) Chisolm, 
was born Dec. 8, 1852, on John's Island near Charleston, S. C. 
He made a public confession of his faith in the Second Presby- 
terian Church of Charleston at the age of seventeen. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in Charleston under Dr. W. 
H. Tarrant. He spent one year in the Charleston College, S. C. 
Entering Princeton University in 1871 as a sopohmore he grad- 
uated from this institution in 1874. Going immediately to the 
Seminary at Princeton he took the full three years' course 



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there, graduating in 1877. He then spent one term in study in 
the Free Church Seminary of Edinburgh, Scotland. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Charleston May 14, 1877, and or- 
dained by the Presbytery of Transylvania Oct. 19, 1879, being 
at the same time installed pastor of the church at Harrods- 
burgh, Ky., from which he was released in December 1887. He 
was then pastor of the First Church of Winchester, Ky., from 
January 1888 to October 1898 and of the church at Natchez, 
Miss., from December 1898 until April 13, 191 5, at which time 
he was made pastor emeritus. His last sermon was preached 
in July 1914. He died Aug. 10, 191 5, ir\ Natchez, from a com- 
plication of diseases resulting from heart trouble, in the 63rd 
year of his age. He was buried in Natchez. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D. from Central University in Kentucky 
in 1896. He was moderator of the Synod of Mississippi in 
1910. He published several sermons and a tract entitled, The 
Gospel in Gold. 

He was married June 4, 1885, in Rodney, Miss., to Mary 
Virginia Tweed, who with one son survives him. 



STANLEY DAY JEWELL, D.D., 
Son of James and Almira (Day) Jewell, was born Oct. 27, 
1853, in Wellsburg, N. Y. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Congregational church of Wellsburg, at the age of 
eleven. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Catskill 
Free Academy, N. Y., and he graduated from Union College, 
Schenectady, in 1875. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 
the fall of the same year, he took the full three years' course 
there, graduating in 1878. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Chemung March 5, 1878, and ordained by the same Presby- 
tery May 14, 1878, being at the same time installed pastor of 
the church at Big Flats, N. Y. He was released from this 
charge Nov. 10, 1890. He supplied the church at Rome, Kan., 



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from July to September 1891. Having been called to the 
church at Coffeyville, Kans., at this time, he at once entered 
upon his work there and was installed pastor Dec. 8, 1891. He 
was released from this charge in 1898. He was pastor of the 
church at Butler, Mo., from May 7, 1898, to Sept. 26, 1906, 
and of the church at Fredericktown, Mo., from Oct. 8, 1908, 
until his death, which occurred Jan. 14, 19 16, in Fredericktown, 
Mo., of malaria, in the 63rd year of his age. He was buried 
in Fredericktown. He was appointed by the General Assembly 
of 1907 convener of the new Presbytery of Iron Mountain and 
was its stated clerk and chairman of its committees on Home 
Missions and Education. He received the honorary degree of 
D.D. from Union College in 1905. 

He was married Sept. 1, 1886, in Wellington, Kan., to Isa- 
bella Porter, who with one son and one daughter survives 
him. 



WELLING EVAN THOMAS, D.D., 
Son of the Rev. Thomas and Mary (Evans) Thomas, was 
born Jan. 25, 1852, in Orwell, Pa. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Welsh Presbyterian Church of Neath, 
Pa., at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Delaware Literary Institute of Franklin, N. Y., 
and he graduated from Lafayette College in 1875, being the 
Latin salutatorian of his class. He then spent a year teaching 
as principal of the Academic Department in the New Windsor 
College, Maryland. He took the first year of his theological 
course in Union Seminary, New York, 1876-77. He entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in the latter year, remaining two 
years and graduating in 1879. He was licensed by the Pres- 
bytery of Lackawanna May 1, 1878, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Marion, Oct. 9, 1879, being at the same time 
installed pastor of the church at Ashley, O. He was released 



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from this charge Sept. 12, 1883. He was pastor of the Brown 
Church of Kilbourne, O., from Oct. 10, 1879, to Sept. 10, 
1884. He supplied the church at Kingston, O., from Sep- 
tember 1883 to September 1884. He was pastor of the church 
at Marion, O., from Oct. 8, 1884, to July 30, 1901, and of the 
church at Lewisburg, Pa., from Oct. 8, 1901, until his death, 
which occurred Nov. 16, 191 5, at Lewisburg, of apoplexy, in 
the 64th year of his age. He was buried at Lewisburg, Pa. He 
received the honorary degree of D.D. from Wooster College in 
1901. He was a commissioner to the General Assembly at 
Philadelphia in 1901. He was elected professor in Biddle 
University, Charlotte, N. C, in 1880, but declined, and was a 
member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. 

He was married Dec. 20, 1881, in Charlotte, N. C, to Emma 
Williams Mattoon, who with four sons and two daughters 
survives him. 



JAMES CALHOUN ELLIOTT, 
Son of Thomas and Jane (McCrumb) Elliott, was born Jan. 
15, 1858, in New Wilmington, Pa. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Neshannock, 
Pa., at the age of eleven. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Preparatory Department of Westminster College, 
New Wilmington, and he graduated from the same college in 
1877. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the 
same year, he took the full three years' course there, gradua- 
ting in 1880. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Shenango 
in June 1879, and ordained by the Presbytery of Monmouth 
July 29, 1880, being at the same time installed pastor of the 
church at Keyport, N. J. He was released from this charge 
April 12, 1882. After this until 1889 he engaged in business 
residing in Keyport, N. J., from 1882 to 1891 and later in 
Brooklyn, N. Y. He was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal 



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Church June 4, 1898, and a priest by Bishop Littlejohn May 
28, 1889, being at the same time installed rector of St. John's 
Church, Long Island City. He remained rector of this church 
until November 1900. He became rector of St. Paul's Church, 
Newburgh, N. Y., Nov. 16, 1900, and continued such until his 
death, which occurred Sept. 25, 191 5, in Newburgh, N. Y., in 
the 58th year of his age. He was buried in Keyport, N. J. 

He was married Nov. 8, 1882, in Keyport, N. J., to Carrie 
Haskell Duncan, who with one daughter survives him. 



THEODORE MONEOE MacNAIB, - ' • - «*■ 
Son of Hugh Torbert and Phoebe Jane (Hatmaker) MacNair, 
was born Feb. 24, 1858, in Dansville, N. Y. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the South Sparta Presbyterian 
Church, Livingston County, N. Y., at about the age of thirteen. 
His preparatory studies were pursued in the Geneseo Acad- 
emy, N. Y., and he graduated from Princeton University in 
1879. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the 
same year, he took the full three years' course there, graduat- 
ing in 1882. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Rochester 
May 15, 1882, and ordained an evangelist by the same Presby- 
tery Nov. 15, 1883. Having devoted himself to the work of 
foreign missions, immediately after his ordination he sailed for 
Japan and engaged in evangelistic and educational work. He be- 
came a professor in the Meiji Gakuin at Tokyo in 1896 and con- 
tinued such until shortly before his death. He died Nov. 21, 
191 5, in Tokyo, of an intestinal disorder, in the 58th year of 
his age. He was buried in the Dzushojt Cemetery, Tokyo. He 
published a commentary on Genesis in Japanese and took a 
leading part in the translation of the Union Hymnal into Jap- 
anese, some of the hymns being composed by himself and 
others by his second wife. He was one of the founders of the 
Japanese Sunday School Association. 



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He was twice married: (i) Oct. 18, 1883, in Philadelphia, 
Pa., to Annette Gregory, who died Feb. 11, 1887; (2) April 
25, 1892, in Tokyo to Caroline Tuck Alexander, who survives 
him. 



PAUL DAVID BERGEN, D.D., 
Son of Rev. George Providence and Mary (Bentley) Bergen, 
was born July 19, i860, in Bellefontaine, O. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian Church of 
Birmingham, Iowa, at the age of thirteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in Birmingham, and at Park College, 
Missouri. He spent the years 1876-79 in Parsons College, 
Iowa, and then entered Lake Forest College, from which he 
graduated in 1880. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the 
fall of the same year he spent two years there. He took the 
third year of his theological course in McCormick Seminary, 
from which he graduated in 1883. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Iowa in the spring of 1882, and ordained an 
evangelist by the same Presbytery, Aug. 18, 1883. From this 
latter year until 1891 he engaged in missionary work in Chi 
Nan Fu, China. He resided in Chicago, 111., from 1891 to 
1892, and was a student in Johns Hopkins University the year 
following. He supplied the church at South Waukegan, 111., 
from 1893 to 1894. He then returned to China, being settled 
in Chefoo from 1894 to 1898; in Tsingtan from 1898 to 1901 
and in Tengchow from 1901 to 1902. The following year he 
spent on furlough in the United States, after which he re- 
turned to Tengchow. He was president of the Shantung 
Union College, China, from 1901 until 1913. At this time he 
returned to this country and resided on a farm near Unionville, 
Conn., where he died Aug. 8, 191 5, of pernicious anaemia, in 
the 56th year of his age. He was buried in the Greenwood 
Cemetery near Unionville, Conn. He received the honorary 



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degree of D.D. from Lake Forest College in 1903, and received 
a steel decoration from the German Emperor in 1901 for ser- 
vice with danger. He was at one time vice-president of the 
China Education Association. He published a commentary on 
1 st and 2nd Thessalonians in Chinese in 1889, and wrote many 
articles on China and his missionary work. 

He was married Aug. 13, 1883, in Aledo, 111., to Alary Isa- 
bella McKinney, who with one son survives him. 



JOHN FRANCIS LUSTAN, 
Son of George Gordan and Jane Logan (Moffatt) Dustan, 
was born March 13, 1856, in Glasgow, Scotland. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the St. James Church of 
Dartmouth, N. S., Canada, at the age of eighteen. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued in Dartmouth under the Rev. Alex- 
ander Falconer. He was a student for four years in Dalhousie 
College, Halifax, 1876-80. He entered the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in 1880, taking the full three years' course and graduating 
in 1883. He then spent a year as a graduate student in Edin- 
burgh, Scotland. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New 
Brunswick April 25, 1883, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Truro, N. S., Canada, Nov. 11, 1884, being at the same time 
installed pastor of St. Paul's Church, Truro, N. S., from which 
he was released in 1887. After this he was pastor of the fol- 
lowing churches in Canada : Knox Church, Brandon, Man., 
1887-88; St. John's Church, Bridgewater, N. S., 1889-91, and 
Grove Church, Halifax, N. S., 1891-1911. He died June 10, 
191 5, in Bridgetown, N. S., of paralysis, in the 60th year of his 
age. He was buried in Dartmouth, N. S. 

He was married April 27, 1887, in Halifax, N. S., to Anna 
Mitchell MacGregor, who with one son and three daughters 
survives him. 



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JOHN EDWARD HARRIES, 
Son of John and Phoebe (Arnold) Harries, was born Dec. 14, 
1856, in Pwllceffyl, South Wales. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church at 
Pontardulais, Wales, at the age of seventeen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Primrose Hill School at Merthyr, 
Tydfil, Wales, and he graduated from Trevecca College, Wales, 
in 1883. Coming to this country in the fall of the same year 
he entered Princeton Seminary, remaining three years. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Pembrokshire, Wales, in June 
1879, and ordained by the Welsh Presbyterian Synod of Penn- 
sylvania Oct. 16, 1886, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the Welsh Presbyterian church of Bangor, Pa., and was 
released from this charge in the summer of 1889. Ill health 
interrupted his ministerial work at this time and he returned 
to Wales and was received by the Calvinistic Methodist Church 
of South Wales. He was pastor of the following churches in 
Wales : Blaengarw church, Glamorganshire, from 1890 to 1892; 
Penybont, Radnorshire, from 1892 to 1894, and Watton church, 
Brecon Brecknockshire, 1894 to 1908. At this time he became 
connected with the Congregational Church of Wales and was 
pastor of the North Street Congregational Church of Ferndale, 
Rhondda Valley, Glamorgan, from 1908 until his death, which 
occurred April 22, 1914, at Ferndale, of neuritis and heart 
failure, following an operation, in the 62nd year of his age. 
He was buried at Cardiff, Wales. 

He was married May 4, 1904, in Cardiff, to Catherine Pro- 
thero, who survives him. 



ALBERT BARNES WILLIAMSON, 
Son of the Rev. Joseph Gilliard and Emeline (Stires) William- 
son, was born Feb. 16, 1858, in Sidney, N. J. He made a pub- 
lic confession of his faith in the Bethlehem Presbyterian 



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Church of Clinton, N. J., at the age of fifteen. He was pre- 
pared for college by his father at Sidney, N. J., and he gradu- 
ated from Lafayette College in 1884. He took the first year of 
his theological course in Union Seminary, New York, 1884-85. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1885, he completed his 
course there, graduating in 1887. He was licensed by the Pres- 
bytery of Elizabeth April 21, 1886, and ordained by the Presby- 
tery of Carlisle June 16, 1887, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the Paxton Church, Harrisburg, Pa. He was re- 
leased from this charge Sept. 26, 1894. While serving this 
church he was also stated supply of the church at Derry. He 
resided with his father at Sidney, N. J., from September 1894 
to May 1895, when he became pastor elect of the church at 
Delaware Water Gap, Pa., and was installed its pastor May 
27, 1896. This relation was dissolved May 26, 1908. He was 
pastor of the church at Bloomsbury, N. J., from June 30, 1908, 
until his death, which occurred July 25, 191 5, in Bloomsbury, 
of cancer of the bladder, in the 58th year of his age. He was 
buried at Grandon, N. J. 

He was married Oct. 6, 1887, in Clinton, N. J., to Fannie 
Eva Conover, who with two sons survives him. 



JAMES ANDERSON BEATTIE, 

■ 

Son of Walter and Eliza (Anderson) Beattie, was born July 4, 
1861, in Westerkirk, Scotland. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Blackett Street Presbyterian Church of Man- 
chester, England, at the age of eighteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Parish School of Lockerbie, Scot- 
land, and he graduated from Glasgow University in 1885. 
Coming to this country he entered the Seminary at Princeton 
in the fall of the same year, remaining two years. He then 
spent the year 1887-88 in the Free Church College of Glasgow. 
Returning to Princeton he took a further year of study there, 



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graduating in 1889. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
New Brunswick, April 23, 1889, and ordained by the Presby- 
tery of London, Canada, Sept. 22, 1889, being at the same time 
installed pastor of the churches of South Delaware and Tempo, 
Ont, Canada. He was released from these charges in March 
1890. He was pastor of the First Reformed Church of Pekin, 
111., from April 1890 to January 1892, and of the Trinity 
Reformed Church of Amsterdam, N. Y., from 1893 to 1894. 
He had begun his work in this church in February 1892. He 
gave up his pastorate that he might engage in foreign mission 
work. He was a missionary in the Arcot mission at Chittoor, 
Madras, India, from 1894 until his death. He was returning to 
his work in India on the Lusitania and went down with the 
vessel, May 7, 191 5, when it was sunk by the Germans near the 
coast of Ireland. He died in his 54th year. 

He was married Sept. 30, 1889, in New York City to Mar- 
garet Dall, who was on the Lusitania, but was saved, and has 
returned to India to take up her work there. 



JAMES WILLIAM HOWELL, 
Son of Armstead M. and Annie (Finnell) Howell, was born 
Oct. 10, 1858, in Amherst County, Va. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 
at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the High School of Lynchburg, Va., and he graduated from 
Randolph-Macon College in 1884. He then spent two years 
preaching at Boydton, Va., as a member of the Virginia Con- 
ference of the Methodist Church, South. Entering the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in 1886, he took the full three years' course 
there, graduating in 1889. He was ordained an elder in the 
Methodist Church by Bishop J. C. Granbery at Richmond, Va., 
Nov. 17, 1889, and was pastor of the following Methodist 
churches: Martinsville, Va., 1889-91; Nevada, Mo., 1891-93; 



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Kansas City, Springfield and Boonville, Mo., 1895-99; Mar- 
shall, Mo., 1899-1903; Lexington, Mo., 1903-06, and San 
Angelo, Texas, from 1907 to October 191 1, when ill health 
compelled him to give up the active work of the ministry. He 
died Nov. 1, 191 5, in Hot Springs, Ark., of paralysis, in the 
58th year of his age. He was buried in Nevada, Mo. He 
received the degree of A.M. from Princeton University in 
1889. 

He was married Dec. 7, 1893, in Nevada, Mo., to Dora Clif- 
ton Jones, who with one daughter survives him. 



JAMBS SAMUEL EDWIN ERSKINE, 
Son of the Rev. William Ralph and Jane (MacConnell) Ers- 
kine, was born Dec. 10, 1885, near Le Claire, Scott County, 
Iowa. He made a public confession of his faith in the United 
Presbyterian Church at Olena, 111., at the age of fifteen. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in the public schools of 
Monmouth, 111., and in the Preparatory Department of Mon- 
mouth College, from which institution he graduated in 1881. 
He then engaged in teaching for a year and spent the year fol- 
lowing in the United Presbyterian Seminary at Allegheny, Pa. 
Ill health interrupted his theological studies for four years. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1887, taking the full 
three years' course, and graduating in 1890. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Carlisle June 25, 1889, and ordained by 
the Presbytery of Hudson June 17, 1890, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the Hopewell Church, Thompson Ridge, 
N. Y. This was his only pastorate. He served this church 
until his death, which occurred Aug. 9, 191 5, in Thompson 
Ridge, of carcinoma, in the 57th year of his age. He was 
buried at Montgomery, N. Y. The last time he appeared in 
his pulpit was on May 9, 191 5, the twenty-fifth anniversary 
of his first sermon there. He received the degree of A.M. 
from Monmouth College, 111., in 1884. 



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He was married June 26, 1895, in Thompson Ridge, N. Y., 
to Esther Mary Gillespie, who survives him. 



JOHN BERRIDGE McCUISH, Ph.D., D.D., 
Son of Angus E. and Catherine (Morrison) McCuish, was 
born May 18, 1858, in Loch Lomond, N. S., Canada. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church 
of Parkville, Mo., at the age of twenty-four. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the public schools of Nova Scotia and 
in the preparatory department of Park College, Missouri, from 
which institution he graduated in 1887. Entering the seminary 
at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1890. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of New Brunswick April 22, 1890, and ordained an 
evangelist by the Presbytery of St. Louis May 2, 1892. He sup- 
plied the Lee Avenue Church, St. Louis, from January 1892 to 
October 1893. He was a fellow in Harvard University from 
1893 to 1894. From July 1894 to July 1895 he was stated supply 
of the First Church of Fulton, Mo., and of the Westminster 
Church of Pueblo, Colo., from August 1895 to December 1896. 
At this time he began his labors in the North Church of Denver 
and was installed its pastor May 16, 1897, being released from 
this charge July 30, 1899. He supplied the First Church of 
Leadville, Colo., from August 1899 until irfstalled its pastor 
March 25, 1900, and was released from this charge August 1, 
1907. At this time he became professor of Philosophy and 
Ethics in Westminster University at Denver and occupied this 
chair until the spring of 1909. He was pastor of the church 
at Newton, Kan., from April 21, 1910, until his death, which 
occurred June 29, 191 5, in Newton of heart disease, in the 58th 
years of his age. He was buried at Newton. He received the 
degree of Ph.D. from the University of New York in 1892 and 
the honorary degree of D.D. from Park College in 1908. He 



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was moderator of the Synod of Colorado, 1903-04, and was a 
commissioner to the General Assembly at Los Angeles in 
1903. 

He was married June 16, 1898, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to 
Anna Fitch Hulburd, who died March 26, 1916. One son and 
two daughters survive him. 



DAVID CHAULES MACKINTOSH, D-D., 
Son of James and Katharine (Grant) Mackintosh, was born 
July 13, 1862, in Millstream, N. S., Canada. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Spring- 
ville, N. S., at the age of twenty-five. His preparatory studies 
were pursued for three years in the Pictou Academy, Nova 
Scotia, and he graduated from Dalhousie University, Halifax, 
in 1890. While a student there he engaged in teaching and 
also during the summer after his graduation. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of 1890, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1893, and remaining a year 
longer as a graduate student. He was licensed by the Pres- 
bytery of New Brunswick April 24, 1894, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Dubuque Oct. 10, 1894, being at the same time 
installed pastor of the church at Hopkinton, la. He was re- 
leased from this charge March 30, 1907. During this pastorate 
he was professor of New Testament Greek in Lenox College, 
Iowa, in 1895, an< ^ again in 1896, in 1902, 1904, and 1906, 
being also professor of Theism in the four years last mentioned. 
He was stated supply of the church at Audubon, la., from 
1907 to 1909; pastor of the Lakeside Church, Storm Lake, 
la., from May 4, 1909, to April 1912, and pastor of the church 
at Shenandoah, la., from Nov. 16, 1912, until his death, which 
occurred at Shenandoah Dec. 12, 191 5, of acute appendicitis, 
in the 54th year of his age. He was buried in Hopkinton, la. 
He received the honorary degree of D.D. from Lenox College 
in 1903. 



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He was married Nov. 25, 1896, in Hopkinton, la., to Min- 
nie M. McConnell, who with two daughters survives him. 



HENRY McENIGHT MOORE, 
Son of William Lewis and Hannah (English) Moore, was 
born March 31, 1864, in New Brunswick, N. J. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Reformed church of Lit- 
tle Falls, N. Y., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued under the Rev. Henry Ford. He spent two years 
in Rutgers College and then entered Columbia University, from 
which he graduated in 1889. He was a student in Union 
Seminary, New York, from 1890 to 1892, when he entered the 
Seminary at Princeton, remaining one year. From 1893 to 
1897 he engaged in missionary work in Philadelphia under the 
Presbytery of Philadelphia, and labored as an assistant to the 
pastor of the Arch Street Church, Philadelphia, from 1897 to 
1901. He was ordained a priest in the Protestant Episcopal 
Church June 2, 1901, by Bishop Coleman of Delaware. He 
was assistant to the rector of St. Philip's Church, Philadelphia, 
1901-02, and to the rector of St. Mary's Church, Philadelphia, 
1902-04. In the latter year he organized and became rector 
of the Church of the Reconciliation, Philadelphia, continuing 
such until 1908. At this time this church was merged into the 
Church of the Mediator and he served it as rector until 1914. 
He then became special preacher of St. Philip's Church and 
served this church until his death. He was drowned in the 
Delaware Riber below Lambertville, N. J., by the overturning 
of his canoe while endeavoring to run the rapids there, Aug. 
18, 191 5, in the 52nd year of his age. He was buried in Green- 
wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

He was married April 2, 1893, in New York City, to Emily 
Louise Suydam, who with three sons survives him. 



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SAMUEL CARSON WASSON, 
Son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Carson) Wasson, was born 
April 8, 1865, in Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the West Presbyterian 
Church of Ballymena, at the age of fifteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in a private school in Balymena of which 
the Rev. Mr. King was principal. He was a student in Queen's 
College, Belfast, for one year, and in Princeton University for 
three years, graduating from the latter in 1891. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took 
the full three years' course there, graduating in 1894. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia May 14, 1894, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Baltimore June 8, 1894, being at 
the same time installed pastor of the church at Churchville, 
Md., from which he was released Sept. 13, 1909. He was 
pastor of the church at Govanstown, Md., from Sept. 30, 1909, 
until his death, which occurred Nov. 16, 191 5, in the Union 
Protestant Infirmary of Baltimore, Md., after an operation for 
an intestinal trouble, in the 51st year of his age. He was bur- 
ied in the cemetery of the church at Churchville, Md. He re- 
ceived the degree of A.M. from Princeton University in 1892. 
He was at one time moderator of the Presbytery of Baltimore 
and was a commissioner to the General Assembly at Winona 
Lake, Ind., in 1898; at Des Moines, la., in 1906, and at 
Rochester, N. Y., in 191 5. 

He was married June 8, 1899, in Churchville, Md., to Mary 
Lee Archer, who with two sons survives him. 



SAMUEL THOMAS LINTON, 
Son of Robert and Mary (Cunningham) Linton, was born Dec. 
12, 1873, in Crossbill, County Derry, Ireland. He made a pub- 
lic confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of 
Garvagh, Ireland, at the age of twenty. His preparatory stud- 



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ies were pursued in the Academical Institution of Coleraine, 
Ireland, and he graduated from the University of St. Andrews, 
Scotland, in 1895. He then spent two years in St. Mary's 
Theological Hall of St. Andrews University, and three summer 
sessions in the Original Secession Hall of Glasgow. He en- 
tered the Seminary at Princeton in 1898 as a senior, graduat- 
ing in 1899. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Philadel- 
phia May 16, 1899, and ordained by the Presbytery of Hunting- 
don Oct. 5, 1899, being at the same time installed pastor of the 
East Kishacoquillas Church, Reedsville, Pa. He was released 
from this charge May 20, 1901. He was pastor of the church 
at Ridley Park, Pa., from July 25, 1901, until his death, which 
occurred Jan. 10, 1916, in Ridley Park, of pneumonia, in the 
43rd year of his age. He was buried at Reedsville, Pa. 

He was married Aug. 28, 1901, in Reedsville, Pa., to Lilla 
H. Reed, who with one daughter survives him. 



SAMUEL DOUGHERTY MANIFOLD, 
Son of Samuel Burnet and Rebecca Ann (Dougherty) Mani- 
fold, was born March 3, 1871, at Frosty Hill near Muddy 
Creek Forks, York County, Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church at Chanceford, Pa., at 
the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the Stewartstown Academy, Pa., and also under the Rev. Samuel 
Polk, and he graduated from Lafayette College in 1896. Entering 
the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took 
the full three years' course there, graduating in 1899. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Westminster Sept. 27, 1898, and 
ordained by the same Presbytery Oct. 17, 1899, being at the 
same time installed pastor of the First Church of Strasburg, 
Pa. He served this church until his death, which occurred 
March 13, 1915, in Woodbine, Pa., after a nervous breakdown, 
in the 45th year of his age. He was buried in the cemetery of 
the Chanceford Church, York County, Pa. He was moderator 



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of the Presbytery of Westminster, 1905-06, and a commissioner 
to the General Assembly at Columbus, O., 1907. He pub- 
lished a history of the First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg, 
Pa., 1907, and a manual of the same church, 1908, and also 
several sermons and addresses. 

He was married Sept. 26, 1899, at the Pleasant Hill Farm, 
near Muddy Creek Forks, Pa., to Agnes Jeanette Reed, who 
survives him. 



FRANK EICHAEDS ZUGG, 
Son of John Logan and Harriet Ellen (Richards) Zugg, was 
born March 11, 1876, near Bantam, O. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Bantam, 
O., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Park College Academy, Mo., and he graduated 
from Park College in 1903. Entering the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three years' 
course there, graduating in 1906. When a student in the Semi- 
nary he spent his summer vacations in home missionary work. 
He was licensed and ordained by the Presbytery of New Al- 
bany June 15, 1906. He was called to the church at Charles- 
town, Ind., and began work there in June 1906, but regretted 
that he could not be installed pastor. He served this church 
until September 1907. From this time until 1910 he was pro- 
fessor of Economics, History and Philosophy in Albany Col- 
lege, Oregon, and continued his residence in Albany until 1910. 
He was stated supply of the church at Marshfield, Ore., from 
1910 to 191 1, and was pastor of the church at Washington, 
Kan., from May 2, 191 1, to June 23, 1914. He spent the 
next year in travel and in study in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 
October 191 5 he began serving the church at Horton, Kan., 
and was installed its pastor Nov. 18, 1915, and continued such 
until his death, which occurred Dec. 2, 191 5, in Horton, of 
heart trouble, in the 40th year of his age. He was buried in 



1916] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 443 

Washington, Kan. He was stated clerk of the Highland 
Presbytery at one time. 

He was married June 20, 1906, in Trenton, Mo., to Beryl 
Bird Baker, who survives him. 



MU&GURDICK SARKIS VORPERIAN, 
Son of Sarkis Hoohunnes and Yeghisupet H. (Boyujian) 
Vorperian, was born Aug. 24, 1868, in Malatia, Turkey in 
Asia. He made a public confession of his faith in the Congre- 
gational church of Harpoot, Turkey, at the age of twenty-nine. 
He graduated from the Euphrates Mission College in 1894. He 
then engaged in teaching in the Euphrates College from 1894 
to 1913. He came to this country and entering the Seminary 
at Princeton in the latter year as a special student, remained 
one year. He sailed from America July 28, 1914, to take up 
work again as a teacher in Euphrates College at Harpoot. He 
served this college for twenty years. He died about July 5, 
191 5, in Malatia, Asia Minor, being among the Armenians who 
were murdered by the Turks on their way to exile, in the 47th 
year of his age. His body was probably not buried. 

He was married about seventeen years before his death in 
Harpoot to Floritza Kurkjian, who with two sons and two 
daughters survives him. 



DANIEL KERR, 

Son of Samuel Joseph and Margaret (Morrison) Kerr, was 
born Jan. 8, 1892, in Craignamaddy, County Antrim, Ireland. 
He made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian 
church of Croaghmore, Ireland, at the age of sixteen. He 
graduated from Queen's University, Belfast, in 1912. Coming 
to this country in the fall of the same year, he entered the Semi- 
nary at Princeton, remaining one year. Returning to Ireland, 
he continued his theological studies in McCrea Magee College. 



444 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [ l 9 l & 

Soon after the outbreak of the war he joined the British Army, 
leaving McCrea Magee College in December 1914. He was 
one of the expedition to the Gallipoli Peninsula and was killed 
in action in the Dardanelles July 6, 191 5, in the 24th year of 
his age. He was buried "at the foot of Archi Baba" in the 
Gallipoli Peninsula. He was unmarried. 



INDU PKAKAS BANNERJI, 
Son of Chandi Charan and Binoda (Roy) Bannerji, was born 
Aug. 21, 1884, in Calcutta, India. He was a student in the 
B. N. College, in Bankipur City College, and the Metropolitan 
Institute of Calcutta. For some time he was connected with the 
Sadharan Brahma Samaj of Calcutta as a lay preacher. He 
also taught in various schools in India. Coming to this country, 
he graduated from the Nebraska State University in 1914. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton as a partial student in the 
fall of the same year. Having completed the first year of study 
there, he was returning to his home in India when he went 
down with the Lusitania May 7, 191 5, when the steamer was 
torpedoed by a German submarine near the south coast of 
Ireland. He was in his 31st year. He leaves a widow and 
one son and one daughter. 



ANTON HODENPYL CONDICT, 
Son of Silas Alden and Emmeline Gysberta (van Hodenpyl) 
Condict, was born Jan. 17, 1890, in Brooklyn, N. Y. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the Fourth Presbyterian 
Church of New York City at the age of eleven. He spent two 
years in Cornell University, 1909-11. He then engaged in 
business for four years. He entered the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in the fall of 191 5 and died March 3, 1916, in the Roose- 
velt Hospital, New York City, of Bright's disease, in the 27th 
year of his age. He was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, 
Brooklyn. 



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GRADUATE STUDENTS 



DAVID HALL, D-D., 
Son of David and Margaret (Hindman) Hall, was born Dec. 
13, 1827, in Slate Lick, Pa. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Presbyterian church of Slate Lick at the age of 
eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in Kittanning, 
Pa., and in Canonsburgh, Pa., and he graduated from Jefferson 
College in 1850. He then taught for nearly two years in the 
Witherspoon Institute of Butler, Pa. He entered the Western 
Theological Seminary in 1851, taking the full course there and 
graduating in 1854. He came to Princeton Seminary in the 
fall of the latter year as a graduate student, remaining one 
year. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Allegheny (now 
Butler) June 20, 1854, and ordained by the same Presbytery 
Nov. 5, 1856, being at the same time installed pastor of the 
churches of Union and Brady's Bend, Pa., and was released 
from the church at Union Nov. 13, 1866, and from the church 
at Brady's Bend July 19, 1867. Previous to this double pastor- 
ate he had served the First Church of Columbus, O., as 
pastor's assistant from November 1855 to July 1856. He was 
pastor of the First Church, Mansfield, O., from May 6, 1868 
to March 24, 1874, and of the First Church of Indiana, Pa., 
from June 30, 1874, to June 19, 1900, a period of twenty-six 
years. After this he resided at Annapolis Junction, Md. A 
few weeks before his death he went to Aspinwall, la., for a 
visit and died there Sept. 7, 1915, of bronchial pneumonia, in 
the 88th year of his age. He was buried in Oakland Cemetery, 
Indiana, Pa. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from 
Washington and Jefferson College in 1870. He was a commis- 



446 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [l9 J 6 

sioner to the General Assembly at New Orleans in 1858. He 
published several sermons and addresses. 

He was married Dec. 2, 1856, in Butler, Pa., to Elizabeth 
Walker, who with three sons and two daughters survives him. 



WILLIAM JOHN JAMIESON, Ph.D., 
Son of Samuel and Sarah (Moffatt) Jamieson, was born 
March 28, 1861, in Inverness, Quebec, Canada. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Inverness at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in Inverness Academy. He was a student for a time 
in the McGill and Morrin College, in affiliation with McGill 
University, and later engaged in student mission work in 
Canada. He graduated from the Presbyterian College in Mon- 
treal in 1890. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Mon- 
treal April 18, 1890, and ordained an evangelist by the Presby- 
tery of Quebec Oct. 23, 1890. Having devoted himself to the 
work of foreign missions, he was a missionary in India from 
October 1890 to May 1898. Coming to this country in the 
latter year he entered the Seminary at Princeton as a graduate 
student, remaining one year. During the year following he 
engaged in deputation mission work in Canada. He was pas- 
tor of the Oil Springs and Oil City churches, Canada, from 
1900 to 1906. He then went to Trinidad, British West Indies, 
as a missionary and labored there from 1906 until his death, 
which occurred Nov. 20, 191 5, in Princes Town, Trinidad, as 
the result of an accident while riding on a motor bicycle, in 
the 55th year of his age. He was buried in Paradise Cemetery, 
San Fernando, Trinidad. He received the degree of Ph.D. 
from Gale College, Wisconsin, in 1902. When in India he 
was clerk of the Presbytery of Indove and at one time modera- 
tor of the same. He was also moderator of the Tarnia Presby- 
tery in Canada. He published a Presbyterian Manual of Forms, 



I916] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 447 

in Hindu, in Trinidad, 1908. He also wrote many articles for 
the press on a trip around the world, on India, The East, 
Brahmanism, Hinduism, etc. 

He was married Nov. 21, 1893, in Bombay, India, to Winni- 
frede Aletta Butler, who with two sons and two daughters 
survives him. 



INDEX 

PAGE 

Appleton, James Hervey 405 

Baker, Lewis Carter 390 

Bannerji, Indu Prakas 444 

Beattie, James Anderson 434 

Bergen, Paul David 431 

Butler, Henry Edward 406 

Chisolm, James Julius 426 

Coe, Henry Isaac 388 

Condict, Anton Hodenpyl 444 

Cowan, John Fleming 399 

Crane, Floyd Augustus 391 

Dustan, John Francis 432 

Edwards, William Henry 407 

Elliott, James Calhoun 429 

Erskine, James Samuel Edwin 436 

Fahnestock, Alfred Hamilton 422 

Foster, Daniel Requa 413 

Gregory, Daniel Seely 398 

Hall, David 445 

Harries, John Edward 433 

Howell, James William 435 

Jamieson, William John 446 

Jeffers, Eliakim Tupper 410 

Jewell, Stanley Day 427 

Kelso, Alexander Peebles 417 

Kerr, Daniel 443 

Langlotz, Karl Alexander Christian 423 

Linton, Samuel Thomas 440 

Little, Arthur 409 

Little, James 392 

Lower, Joseph Laney 393 

Lowrie, Matthew Bonsall 415 

McClellan, Charles Henry 416 

McCuish, John Berridge 437 

McDonald, James Smith 402 

Mackintosh, David Charles 438 



450 INDEX [I9l6 

PAGE 

McMullin, Charles Tabele 403 

MacXair, Theodore Monroe 430 

Manifold. Samuel Dougherty 441 

Mann, Joseph William 424 

Miller, Edward Rothesay 418 

Moore, Henry McKnight 439 

Myers. Alfred Edward 419 

O'Brien, John Howard 421 

Pabody. Ezra Fitch 404 

Parry. Samuel 423 

Scott, Aexander 395 

Simes, Snyder Binns 411 

Taylor, Charles Andrew 425 

Teitsworth, William Persing 396 

Thatcher, Charles Otis 414 

Thomas, Welling Evan 428 

Van Dyke, Joseph Smith 400 

vorperian, mugurdich sarkis 443 

Wall, Edward Barry 389 

Wasson, Samuel Carson 440 

Williamson, Albert Barnes 433 

Wright, John Elliott 412 

Zugg, Frank Richards 44^ 



NECROLOGICAL REPORT 

PRESENTED TO THE 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

OF 

PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 

AT ITS ANNUAL MEETING 
May 8th, 1917 



By the Editor 



Entered at the Post Office at Princeton, N. J., as second-class mail matter 



452 XECROLOGICAL REPORT [^9^7 



NOTICE 



The new office of Editor of the Necrological Reports having been 
created and the undersigned having been elected to that office, he 
earnestly solicits the aid of all the Alumni of the Seminary in the 
preparation of these Reports. When an alumnus dies, newspaper 
notices, funeral or memorial sermons, and any other information will 
be gratefully received. Let these be sent, as soon as possible after the 
death of the person to whom they relate, to 

JOSEPH H. DULLES, 
Princeton, N. J. 



OFFICERS 

OF 

THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

FOR THE YEAR 1917-1918 
Rev. John McDowell, D.D., s'95-*96, President 
Rev. Malcolm J. McLeod, D.D., '90, Vice-President 
Rev. Harold McA. Robinson, '04, Secretary 
Rev. Charles R. Erdman, D.D., '91, Treasurer 
Rev. Henry E. Cobb, D.D., '88 Additional Members 

Rev. Charles L. Candee, D.D., '98 ^ of the 

Rev. James S. Armentrout, '08 Executive Committee 



I917] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 453 



ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

OF 

PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 



Princeton, N. J., May 8, 1917. 

The Alumni Association met for luncheon in Stuart Hall 
at 12.30 p. m., with the President, the Rev. Wm. Henry- 
Roberts, D.D., LL.D., '73, in the chair. A blessing was asked 
by the Rev. Prof. Wm. Brenton Greene, Jr., '80. After 
luncheon the Association was called to order for a business 
session. 

The Executive Committee recommended the election of the 
following officers for the ensuing year, and they were duly 
elected : 

President — Rev. John McDowell, D.D., s'95-'96. 

Vice-President — Rev. Malcolm J. McLeod, D.D., '90. 

Secretary — Rev. Harold McA. Robinson, '04. 

Treasurer — Rev. Charles R. Erdman, D.D., '91. 

Additional members of the Executive Committee — Rev. 
Henry E. Cobb, D.D. '88 ; Rev. Charles L. Candee, D.D., '98 ; 
Rev. J. S. Armentrout, '08. 

The Association offered a cordial vote of thanks to Rev. 
Prof. Wm. Brenton Greene, Jr., D.D., '80, for his long service 
as Treasurer. 

The following recommendations, offered by the Executive 
Committee, were adopted : 

First, That the arrangements, made by the Executive Com- 



454 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [^9^7 

mittee through the President of the Association, for an Alumni 
Dinner on May 21st, at the Hotel Adolphus, Dallas, Texas, 
in connection with the General Assembly, be approved. 

Second, That Alumni meetings be held in connection with 
the meetings of the Synods where practicable. 

Third, That the Association pledge itself to do all in its 
power to assist in raising the additional endowment now sought 
for the Seminary. 

Fourth, That the following Alumni Committee on Endow- 
ment be elected : Chairman, Rev. Charles R. Erdman, D.D., 
'91 ; Rev. John McDowell, D.D., s'95-'96 ; Rev. Lewis S. 
Mudge, D.D., '95; Rev. Wm. L. McEwan, D.D., '85; Rev. 
Wm. Henry Roberts, D.D., LL.D., '73; Rev. T. S. McWil- 
liams, D.D., '89; Rev. F. H. Stevenson, '11; Rev. Alexander 
Alison, Jr., '99, with additional members from St. Louis, 
Denver and the Pacific Coast to be added by the President 
and Secretary of the Association, in conference with the 
President of the Seminary. 

The Executive Committee reported the organization of a 
branch Alumni Association, which is now more than a year 
old, in Washington city; a branch Association in Baltimore, 
and one in New York city, with prospects for the organization 
of an Association in Pittsburgh in the near future. 

The Treasurer presented his report, which was approved, 
and is as follows: 

Wm. Brenton Greene, Jr., in account with the Alumni Association 
of Princeton Theological Seminary 

Balance as per last Report $4-35 

Interest for one year @ 5% 2I 

On hand May 8, 1917 $4-56 

William Brenton Greene, Jr., Treasurer. 

A letter was read from Rev. Francis L. Patton, D.D., 

LL.D., '65, expressing his regret at his inability to be present 

at the Luncheon and to accept the invitation of the Association 



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to speak, together with his thanks for the message sent him 
from the last Annual Meeting. The President of the Semi- 
nary was instructed to send a cablegram, conveying the greet- 
ings and good wishes of the Alumni, to Dr. Patton in Bermuda. 

At the conclusion of the business meeting, after-dinner 
speeches were made by the following : The Rev. Wm. Henry 
Roberts, D.D., LL.D., '73, President of the Association; the 
Rev. J. Ross Stevenson, D.D., LL.D., President of the Semi- 
nary; the Rev. John McDowell, D.D., s'95-'o,6, President- 
elect of the Association ; the Rev. Wallace Radcliffe, D.D., 
LL.D., '66, for the Board of Directors; the Rev. Edward M. 
Deems, D.D., for the class of '77; the Rev. Wm. R. Huston, 
for the class of '87; the Rev. Wm. Porter Lee, D.D., for the 
class of '92 ; the Rev. Robert Bonner Jack, for the class of 
'97; the Rev. Theron Lee, for the class of '07. 

Regrets were expressed that no representative of the fifty 
year class, the class of '67, was present. 

On motion the Association adjourned, and was dismissed 
with the benediction, pronounced by the Rev. Jacob B. 
Krewson, '69. 

Harold McA. Robinson, 
Secretary. 



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abstract of the 
Necrological Report 

FOR 1917 

The Report for the year ending March 31, 1917, contains notices 
of forty-four former students of the Seminary. Two of these should 
have been included in last year's Report, but the fact of their death did 
not come to the attention of the Editor in time. 

Of the forty-four the oldest was the Rev. David Tully, D.D., who 
died at the age of ninety-eight years and one month. Another had 
passed his ninetieth year, the Rev. Joseph K. Wight, who was ninety- 
two years and eleven months old at his death. Nine others had passed 
their eightieth year, sixteen their seventieth, and two their sixtieth. 
The youngest died at the age of thirty-three years and eight months. 
The average age of forty-three of them (data as to the forty-fourth 
could not be obtained) was sixty-nine years and six months. The 
average confessional age was sixteen years and nine months. 



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457 



ALUMNI 

CLASS 

1848. Joseph Kingsbury Wight 

1850. David Tully, D.D. 

1852. Robert Price, Di.D. 

1855. Horace Graham Hinsdale, D.D. 

1856. Robert Christy Galbraith, D.D. 
1859. John Darroch 

John Marshall Willoughby Farnham, 
DeWitt Clinton Taylor 

1861. Charles Edward Hart, D.D. 
George Washington Hays 
Andrew Watson, D.D., LL.D. 

1862. Enoch Clarke Cline 

1863. Edward Cornelius Ewing 

1866. Thomas Hann Cleland, D.D. 
Salathiel Milton Irwin 
John Sommerville Lochead 

1867. George Arnot Beattie, D'.D. 

1868. George Craig 

1870. Lyman Darrow Calkins, D.D. 

1872. James David Moffat, D.D., LL.D. 

1873. John Quincy Adams Fullerton 
1875. Egbert Charles Lawrence, Ph.D. 

John Alexander McAlmon 

John Campbell Oliver 
1877. Robert Boyd, D.D. 
1885. Julius Adolphus Herold 
1881. William Gilbert McDill Hays, D.D. 

1883. Irwin Pounds MoCurdy, D.D., LL.D. 

1884. William Walker 

1885. Julius Adolphus Herold 

1886. John Jay Ralston 

1887. Charles Chalmers Hoffmeister 
Henry Addison Mullen, D.D. 

1889. Charles Andrews Killie 

S1890. David Howell, D.D. 

1891. Mark Brown Grier 

1893. Paul Frederic Gabriel Bettex 

1895. William McDougald Jack, Ph.D. 

1896. Chauncey Byron Magill 



DIED 




Jan. 


12, 


1917 


Oct. 


4, 


1916 


Dec. 


17, 


1916 


Feb. 


9, 


191 7 


Nov. 


1 8, 


1916 


Sept. 


17, 


1916 


D.D. Feb. 


16, 


1917 


Jan. 


IS, 


1916 


Dec. 


15, 


1916 


June 


7, 


1916 


Dec. 


9, 


1916 


Aug. 


20, 


1916 


Nov. 


5, 


1916 


Aug. 


26, 


1916 


March 


30, 


1916 


Nov. 


5, 


1916 


Sept. 


6, 


1916 


April 


22, 


1916 


Feb. 


18, 


19 1 7 


Nov. 


4, 


1916 


April 


18, 


1916 


June 


10, 


1916 


June 


5, 


1916 


Sept, 


14, 


1916 


March 


18, 


1917 


Aug. 


15, 


1916 


Aug. 


16, 


1916 


Dec. 


26, 


1916 


April 


26, 


1916 


Aug. 


IS. 


1916 


Jan. 


4, 


1917 


Sept. 


20, 


1916 


Sept. 


13, 


1916 


July 


16, 


1916 


May 


28, 


1916 


Jan. 


13, 


1917 


July 


28, 


1916 


Jan. 


2 > 1 


917 


June 


25, 


1916 



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CLASS 

1897. Joseph Gaston Symmes 

1902. John MacLaren Richardson 

1904. William Beckering 

1909. John Ursinus Niehoff 

1913. ZuNG-ZlANG KWAY 

GRADUATE STUDENT 
1879-1880. Samuel Graham Wilson, D.D. July 2, 1916 



DIED 




April 5, 


1916 


Jan. 4, 


1917 


Oct. 11, 


1915 


Aug. 22, 


1916 


Unknown 





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ALUMNI 



JOSEPH KINGSBURY WIGHT, 
Son of Daniel and Roxanna (Kingsbury) Wight, was born 
Feb. 9, 1824, in Jewett City, Conn. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the church connected with Williams 
College at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued at Troy, N. Y., and for one year under Ashbel Foote 
in Williamstown, Mass., and he graduated from Williams Col- 
lege in 1843. He then spent a year as colporteur in Georgia 
under the American Tract Society. He entered the Columbia 
Theological Seminary, South Carolina, in 1844, remaining a 
year, and entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1845, taking 
the full three years course there and graduating in 1848. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Troy, June 9, 1847, anc ^ 
ordained an evangelist by the same Presbytery, Aug. 23, 1848. 
He then went to China as a missionary and was stationed at 
Ningpo for one year. He labored in Shanghai from 1850 
to 1854, when he came to this country and visited churches in 
the United States in the interest of foreign missions. After 
a year he returned to China and was stationed again at 
Shanghai from 1856 to 1857, when ill health caused his return 
to America. He was stated supply of the Second Church of 
Troy, N. Y., from July 1858 to May 1859, and supplied the 
Ellessdie chapel, New Hamburg, N. Y., from May 1859 to 
the fall of 1897. During this time he supplied in the winter 
time the church of Crescent City, Fla., 1883-84 and 1884-85; 
the church at Satsuma Heights, Fla., 1885-86, and 1886-87, 
and the church at Green Cove Springs, Fla., 1888-1911. He 
died Jan. 12, 1917, in New Hamburg, N. Y., from the effects 



460 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [^9^7 

of a stroke of paralysis six years previous, in the 93rd year of 
his age. He was buried in Troy, N. Y. He was stated 
clerk of the Presbytery of East Florida from 1890 to 1895. 
He published a History of the Presbytery of North River, a 
History of the Presbytery of East Florida, Reminiscences of 
Fifty Years in the Ministry, Brief Memorial of My Two 
Missionary Children, Rev. Calvin Wight and his sister Fannie 
E. Wight, The Beginning of Things in Nature and in Grace, 
and also contributed articles to the Princeton Review and the 
Presbyterian and the New York Evangelist. 

He was married Aug. 16, 1848, in Kingston, N. J., to Eliza- 
beth Neil Van Dyke who died Jan. 22, 1882. Three sons, one 
of them being the Rev. Edward Van Dyke Wight, D.D., of 
the class of 1895 of Princeton Seminary, and five daughters 
survive him. 



DAVID TULLY, D.D., 
Son of Andrew and Catherine (Dickie) Tully, was born Aug. 
29, 1818, in Birgham, Scotland. He made a public confession 
of his faith in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church of Peter- 
boro, Ont., Canada, at the age of seventeen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued at Peterboro under the Rev. Mr. Wil- 
liamson and in the public schools of the same place. He spent 
three years in Lafayette College, 1843-46, and his senior year 
in Union College, from which he graduated in 1847. Entering 
the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year he 
took the full three years course there, graduating in 1850. He 
was licensed by the Second Presbytery of New York, April 
18, 1849, an( l ordained by the Presbytery of Albany, June 13, 
1850, being at the same time installed pastor of the church at 
Princetown, N. Y., from which he was released Oct. 23, 1855. 
He was pastor of the church of Ballston Spa, N. Y., from 
Oct. 23, 1855, to Oct. 31, 1866. During this time he served 
as chaplain in the U. S. A., from November 1861 to July 1862. 



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He was pastor of the First Church of Belvidere, N. J. } from 
Nov. 29, 1866, to June 3, 1872; pastor of the First Church 
of Oswego, N. Y., from June 16, 1872, to Sept, 21, 1886, and 
pastor of the church at Media, Pa., from Oct. 11, 1886, to 
Dec. 31, 1901, and after this pastor emeritus of the same 
church, continuing his residence in Media, Pa. He continued 
in the active work of the ministry up until the time of his 
death, engaged in assisting weak congregations and organizing 
new churches, among these being the church at Sharon Hill, 
Pa., and that at Highland Park, Pa. He died Oct. 4, 1916, 
in Springfield, Pa., of acute indigestion, in the 99th year of 
his age. He was buried in Utica, N. Y. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D. from King College, Tennessee, in 
1883. He was nine times a member of the General Assembly 
and represented the Assembly at the first General Assembly of 
the Presbyterian Church of Canada in 1870. He was chaplain 
of the G. A. R. Post of Media, Pa., and a member of the 
Loyal Legion Commandery of Pennsylvania. 

He was married May 22, 1850, in Utica, N. Y., to Margaret 
Kelly who died Dec. 18, 1886. He is survived by a grand- 
daughter. 



ROBERT PRICE, D.D., 
Son of Llewellyn and Jane (Miller) Price, was born Jan. 16, 
1830, in Claiborne County, Miss. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Bethel Presbyterian Church, Miss- 
issippi, at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Preparatory School of Oakland College, Missis- 
sippi, and he graduated from Oakland College in 1849. En- 
tering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year 
he took the full three years course there, graduating in 1852. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Mississippi, July 11, 
1852, and ordained by the same Presbytery, Dec. 13, 1852, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the church at 



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Rodney, Miss., from which he was released Oct. 12, 1865. 
During this pastorate he was professor of History and English 
Literature in Oakland College, from i860 to 1861. He sup- 
plied the church at Port Gibson, Miss., from 1863 until in- 
stalled its pastor, Nov. 5, 1865, and was released from this 
charge Oct. 14, 1870. He was pastor of the church at Vicks- 
burg, Miss., from Nov. 27, 1870, to Aug. 31, 1882. He was 
professor of History and English Literature in the South- 
western Presbyterian University from 1882 to 1885, and pro- 
fessor of General and Ecclesiastical History in the same 
university from 1885 to 191 2, when he was made professor 
emeritus. He continued his residence in Clarksville, Tenn., 
from this time until his death there, Dec. 17, 1916, of old age, 
in his 87th year. He was buried in Clarksville, Tenn. He 
received the honorary degree of D.D. from the University of 
Mississippi in 1875. He was stated clerk of the Presbytery 
of Mississippi from 1855 to i860, again from 1865 to 1870, 
and was many times a commissioner to the General Assembly. 
He was vice-chancellor of Southwestern Presbyterian Univer- 
sity several years. He published a number of sermons, lec- 
tures and review articles. 

He was married May 19, 1852, in Newark, N. J., to Mary 
Rebecca Black who died July 11, 1901. Two sons and three 
daughters survive him. 



HORACE GRAHAM HINSDALE, D.D., 
Son of Horace Seymour and Lucina Campbell (Graham) 
Hinsdale, was born July 4, 1831, in New York City. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian 
Church of Brooklyn at the age of seventeen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in New York City under the Rev. John 
J. Owen, D.D., and in Brooklyn under Josiah Lasell, and he 
graduated from Princeton University in 1852. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year he took the 



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full three years course there, graduating in 1855. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of New York, April 18, 1855, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Nassau, Nov. 20, 1855, being 
at the sime time installed pastor of the church at Oyster Bay, 
N. Y., and was released from this charge April 20, 1858. He 
was pastor of the Second Church of Germantown, Pa., from 
Oct. 6, 1858, to Apr. 22, 1862; of the First Church, Bridgeport, 
Conn., from Oct. 28, 1862, to Oct. 3, 1877, and of the First 
Church of Princeton, N. J., from Nov. 2, 1877, to Sept. 17, 
1895. After this he took up his residence in Lakewood, N. J. 
He supplied the Hope Church of Lakewood from June 1897 
to June 1905, and the church at Holmanville, N. J., from 
November 1906 to June 1907. He died in Lakewood, N. J., 
Feb. 9, 1 91 7, of bronchial pneumonia in the 86th year of his 
age. He was buried in Bridgeport, Conn. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D. from the University of Omaha in 
1893. He was twice elected to the professorship of Sacred 
Rhetoric in the Theological Department of Lincoln University, 
but declined. He published a number of sermons and ad- 
dresses, including a Historical Discourse on the First Presby- 
terian Church of Princeton, N. J., 1755 to 1886, and the His- 
torical Address at the Fiftieth Anniversary of the First Pres- 
byterian Church of Bridgeport, Conn., 1903. 

He was married Oct. 23, 1862, in North Madison, Conn., to 
Charlotte Elouisa Howe, who died July 28, 1900. Two 
daughters survive him. 



ROBERT CHRISTY GALBRAITH, D.D., 
Son of Robert Christy and Martha (Johnson) Galbraith, was 
born Nov. 30, 1833, in Frankfort, O. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Concord, O., Presbyterian church 
at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Salem Academy, O., and he spent his freshman 
year in Hanover College, Indiana, going then to Miami Uni- 



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versity, from which he graduated in 1853 with the Phi Beta 
Kappa honor. Coming to the Seminary at Princeton in the 
fall of the same year he remained one year. He spent the 
next year in the New Albany (now McCormick) Seminary 
and then studied theology one year privately. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Chillicothe, April 17, 1856, and ordained 
by the Presbytery of Columbus, June 10, 1857. He supplied 
the church at Lancaster, O., from November 1856 until in- 
stalled its pastor, June 10, 1857. He was released from this 
charge in October 1862. He supplied the churches of Frank- 
fort 2 Concord and Greenland, O., from 1862 to 1864; was 
pastor of the church at Concord from June 18, 1864, to May 
2, 1 87 1. He continued as supply of the churches at Frank- 
fort and Greenfield from 1864 to 1880. He was pastor of the 
Third Church of Chillicothe, O., from July 7, 1881, to May 
24, 1898, at which time he gave up the active work of the 
ministry. He continued his residence in Chillicothe until his 
death there, Nov. 18, 1916, after an illness of less than a week, 
of pneumonia, within two weeks of the completion of his 
83rd year. He was buried in Grandview Cemetery, Chilli- 
cothe. He was a member of the City Board of Education of 
Chillicothe, and of the City and County Board of Examiners 
for Teachers. He was chaplain of the Ohio State Reform 
Farm from 1858 to 1864, and of the Third Brigade of the First 
Division of Ohio Volunteers for a short time at the beginning 
of the Civil War. He published a History of the Chillicothe 
Presbytery, 1799-1889, in 1S89; Sermons on Revision of the 
Confession of Faith and Infant Salvation, 1890; also a History 
of the Concord Church and of the Union Church, Ohio, as 
well as numerous sermons and articles in newspapers. He 
received the honorary degree of D.D. from Parsons College, 
Iowa, in 1885. 

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Lapham Pugsley who died July 24, 1912. Three sons survive 
him. 



JOHN DAREOCH, 
Son of Neil and Catherine (Buie) Darroch, was born Jan. 1, 
1829, in Argyllshire, Scotland. Coming to this country in 
his early youth, he made a public confession of his faith in 
the Presbyterian church of Fayetteville, N. C, at the age of 
seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Donaldson Academy of Fayetteville and he graduated from 
Princeton University in 1854. He then spent two years teach- 
ing in the Marion District of S. C. He took the first year of 
his theological course in the Columbia Seminary, S. C, 1856-57. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the latter year he com- 
pleted his course there, graduating in 1859. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, Feb. 1, 1859, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Luzerne, Nov. 15, 1859, being 
at the same time installed pastor of the church at Weatherly, 
Pa. He was released from this charge June 2.J, 1861. Pie 
was pastor of the Presbyterian church at Lochiel, Canada, 
from 1861 to 1865. He spent the following year as a student 
in the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He was pastor of 
the church at Portree, Scotland, 1867-93; stated supply of the 
North Parish Church of Greenock, Scotland, from March to 
December, 1894; stated supply of the church at Sutherland- 
shire, Scotland, from September to October, 1897; chaplain 
at Fort George and stated supply of the church at Sleat, Skye, 
Scotland, during part of 1900 and stated supply of the church 
at Campbelltown, Scotland, during part of 1901. After this 
he resided in Sandbank, near Greenock, Scotland, in Pit- 
lochry, Perthshire, from 19 10 to 1914, and in Kilmichael, 
Glassary, from 1914 until his death, Sept. 17, 1916, at "Leven- 
wick," Levenhall, Musselburgh, Scotland, in the 88th year of 



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his age. He was buried at Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland. 
He published a few sermons and articles for magazines. 

He was married Nov. 2, 1871, in Kilmartin, Scotland, to 
Mary Jessie Jackson who died Sept. 20, 1876. Two sons and 
one daughter survive him. 



JOHN MARSHALL WILLOUGHBY FARNHAM, D.D., 
Son of Matthew and Mehitabel (Keggan) Farnham, was 
born Sept. 30, 1829, in West Lebanon, Me. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the First Freewill Baptist Church 
of West Lebanon at the age of twenty. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the South Berwick Academy, in the 
West Lebanon Academy and in the North Parsonfield Semi- 
nary of Maine, and he graduated from Union College in 1856. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same 
year he took the full three years course there, graduating in 
1859. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Albany May 1, 
1858, and ordained an evangelist by the same Presbytery 
May 3, 1859. Soon after he sailed as a missionary to China 
and was stationed in Shanghai. He supplied the Shanghai 
church from 1865 to 1867, was its pastor from that time until 
1871 and again its stated supply from 1871 to 1884. He was 
superintendent of the Boys School in Shanghai from i860 
to 1885. He was in the United States on furlough from 1872 
to 1874 and again from 1882 to 1884, On his return he be- 
came pastor of the Second Church of Shanghai, continuing 
such until 1888. After this he was pastor of the Third Church 
of Shanghai from 1888 to 1894. After this he continued in 
Shanghai doing evangelistic work and died there Feb. 16, 
191 7, of old age and heart failure in the 88th year of his age. 
He was buried in Shanghai. He received the honorary de- 
gree of D.D. from Union College and from Hillsdale College, 
Michigan, in 1879. He was a member of the committee ap- 



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pointed by the American Bible Society to translate the Bible 
into the Shanghai colloquial language. He was superintendent 
of the mission press at Shanghai and was -corresponding sec- 
retary until his death of the Chinese Religious Tract Society 
and superintendent of its mission work. He published Home- 
ward; or Travels in the Holy Land, China, India, Egypt 
and Europe, 1879; The Word for Life in the Chinese Lang- 
uage, 1893; Genealogy of the Farnham Family, 1886, second 
edition, 1889; and in Chinese: Primer; Chinese First Reader; 
Natural Philosophy; Elementary Zoology; Elements of Draw- 
ing; Bible Reader; Bible Cyclopaedia; and Bible Dictionary. 
He was editor of the Childs paper in Chinese ; of the Chinese 
Illustrated News, and the Temperance Union. 

He was married May 4, 1859, in Schenectady, N. Y., to 
Mary Jane Scott who died Feb. 21, 1913. One daughter 
survives him. 



DEWITT CLINTON TAYLOR, 
Son of William Bird and Laetitia Davis (Siddons) Taylor, 
was born Sept. 22, 1835, in Minaville, N. Y. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Tenth Baptist Church of Phila- 
delphia, Pa., at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Central High School of Philadelphia and 
he was a student for one year, 1855-56, in the University at 
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of 1856, remaining only four months. He 
received a temporary license to preach from the Tenth Bap- 
tist Church of Philadelphia, but having abandoned his intention 
to enter the ministry, he engaged in business in New York 
City and in Brooklyn during the years 1863-92. After this he 
resided in Tyrone, Pa., engaged in writing and study from 
1892 until his death there, Jan. 15, 1916, of pneumonia, in 
the 8 1st year of his age. He was buried in the "Dysart Family 



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Cemetery" at Tipton, Pa. He received the degrees of A.B. 
and A.M. from the Central High School of Philadelphia. He 
was a member of the New York Stock Exchange, of the New 
York Gold Exchange and the New York Consolidated Ex- 
change. He was active in the Sunday School work of the 
Baptist Church. He published Jesus Christ Himself, the 
Sample, Source and Substance of Salvation, 1893; The Faith 
of Jesus Christ, 1894; Our Fall in Adam and our Greater 
Rise in Jesus Christ, 1895 ; Jesus Christ Himself Was Saved, 
1897, and The Morals of Mortality, 1906. 

He was married June 15, 1858, in Tipton, Pa., to Eliza Bell 
Dysart who survives him. 



CHARLES EDWARD HART, D.D., 
Son of Walter Ward and Sarah (Bennett) Hart, was born 
Feb. 28, 1838, in Freehold, N. J. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of Phila- 
delphia at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Philadelphia High School, under John S. Hart, 
LL.D., and in the Freehold Institute, N. J., under Oliver R. 
Willis, and he graduated from Princeton University in 1858. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same 
year he took the full three years course there, graduating in 
1861. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New York, Oct. 
10, i860, and ordained by the same Presbytery, Dec. 6, 1863. 
He supplied the Fortieth Street Mission of New York from 
1861 until it was organized into a church, and he was made its 
pastor, Dec. 6, 1863. He continued in this charge until May 
7, 1866. He was pastor of the North Reformed church of 
Newark, N. J., from 1866 until 1880. He was then called to 
the chair of English Literature in Rutgers College and con- 
tinued teaching in this chair until 1897. From this time until 
1906 he was professor of Ethics, the Evidences of Christianity 



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and the English Bible in Rutgers College. He retired from 
this chair in 1906, being made professor emeritus, and con- 
tinued his residence in New Brunswick, N. J., until his death, 
Dec. 15, 1916, of pneumonia, after an illness of four days, 
in the 79th year of his age. He was buried in the Elmwood 
Cemetery, New Brunswick. He received the honorary regree 
of D.D. from Rutgers College in 1880. He was a delegate 
to the first Pan-Presbyterian Council in Edinburgh, and was 
president of the Board of Managers of the Children's Home 
of New Jersey. He published a number of sermons and re- 
views as well as a paper on the Scope and Function of Rhe- 
toric, for the Middle States College Association. 

He was married June 19, 1884, in New Brunswick, N. J., 
to Lucy Helena Carpender who survives him. 



GEORGE WASHINGTON HAYS, 
Son of Charles and Mary Blair (Walker) Hays, was born 
June 8, 1837, in Macomb, 111. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Macomb at the age 
of twenty-one. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Macomb Presbyterial Academy under W. F. Ferguson and 
W. K. Stewart, and he graduated from McDonough College, 
Macomb, 111., in 1856. He then engaged in the study of law 
and was licensed to practice in the summer of 1858. Upon his 
conversion he gave up the practice of law and decided to enter 
the ministry, coming to Princeton in the fall of 1858, remain- 
ing one year. He took the last two years of his theological 
course in McCormick Seminary from which he graduated in 
1861. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Schuyler, April 
13, i860, and ordained by the Presbytery of Chicago, May 10, 
1864. He resided in McComb, 111., from 1861 to 1863, supply- 
ing the church at Onaya, 111., for a time in 1861, and was stated 
supply of the church at Aurora, 111., from November 1863 



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until installed its pastor, May 10, 1864. He was released 
from his charge April 16, 1868. He was stated supply of the 
churches of Carrollton and Washington, O., from July 1868 
to May 1871 ; of the church at Salina, Kan., from July 1871 
to March 1873, and of the church at Winfield, la., from May 
1874 until installed its pastor, May 10, 1875, being released 
from this charge in the spring of 1878. He was pastor of 
the church at Crawfordsville, la., from May 1, 1878, to Nov. 
16, 1880; stated supply of the churches at Princeton and Le 
Claire, la., from June 1881 to June 1882; stated supply of the 
churches at La Porte and Cedar Valley, la., from June 1882 to 
June 1885; stated supply of the church at Two Rocks, Cal., 
from July 1885 to October 1896, and stated supply of the 
churches at Bodya and Valley Ford, Cal., from 1896 to 1903. 
Giving up the active work of the ministry at this time he 
resided in Petaluma, Cal., until 191 1, and in Berkeley, Cal., 
from 191 1 until his death, June 7, 1916, in Berkeley, of arterio- 
sclerosis, in the 80th year of his age. He was buried in 
Petaluma. He was a commissioner to the General Assembly 
at Cincinnati in 1867, and at Winona Lake in 1897. 

He was twice married: (1) March 16, 1865, in Aurora, 
111., to Elizabeth Hanna who died April 10, 1866; (2) July 
13, 1869, in West Carrollton, O., to Harriet Isabella Pease who 
died March 25, 1909. Two sons and four daughters by his 
second wife survive him. 



ANDEEW WATSON, D.D., LL.D., 
Son of Andrew and Catherine (Rodger) Watson, was born 
Feb. 15, 1834, in Oliverburn, Perthshire, Scotland. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the Associate Reformed 
church of Lisbon, Wis., at the age of twenty. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in Waukesha, Wis., under the Rev. 
John Savage, and he graduated from Carroll College, Wau- 



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kesha, in 1857. During the next year he was a tutor in Car- 
roll College. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1858, 
remaining one year, and then took a second year in the U. P. 
Seminary at Allegheny. During the year 1860-61 he studied 
medicine in the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. 
He was licensed by the U. P. Presbytery of Allegheny, May 
14, i860, and ordained an evangelist by the U. P. Presbytery 
of Monmouth, May 15, 1861, having devoted himself to the 
work of foreign missions. He sailed for Egypt Sept. 28, 1861, 
and began his missionary labors in Alexandria, where he re- 
mained until the spring of 1867. At this time he suffered an 
attack of ophthalmia and came to America, remaining until 
September 1868. Returning to Egypt in the autumn of 1869 
he was stationed at Monsurah and remained there until April 
J 873, when he went to Cairo which continued to be the scene 
of his labors until his death. He was elected professor of 
Systematic Theology in the missionary school of the United 
Presbyterian Church in Cairo in 1870 and for twenty-five 
years was the head of this institution. After an illness of 
ten days he died, Dec. 9, 1916, in Cairo, of heart disease, in 
the 83rd year of his age. He was buried in Cairo. He 
received the honorary degree of D.D. from Franklin College 
in 1875 and that of LL.D. from Westminster College, Penn- 
sylvania, in 191 1. He was a moderator of the U. P. General 
Assembly at Buffalo in 1890, and represented Egypt at the 
Edinburgh Conference in 1910. He published the American 
Mission in Egypt, 1864-1896, in 1897, an d made numerous 
contributions to the papers upon educational work among 
Mohammedans, and was the editor of a weekly church paper 
in Arabic from 1892 to 1907. He also published a pamphlet 
on Slavery in Arabic. For three years he was blind and 
during that time by conversing with his teacher in Arabic 
he became "the best Arabic scholar in Africa." 

He was married July 10, 1861, in Waukesha, Wis., to Mar- 



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garet McVicar, who with one son, the Rev. Charles R. Watson, 
D.D., a graduate of Princeton Seminary in the class of 1899, 
survives him. 



ENOCH CLARKE CLINE, 
Son of Jacob and Ann (Traill) Cline, was born Jan. 3, 1835, 
in Union Town, N. J. He made a public confession of his faith 
in the Presbyterian church at Harmony, N. J., at the age of 
twenty. His preparatory studies were pursued in Stewarts- 
ville, N. J., and he graduated from Lafayette College in 1857. 
He spent the next two years in teaching and in the study of 
law. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1859, taking 
the full three years course and graduating in 1862. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Newton, April 8, 1862, and 
ordained an evangelist by the same Presbytery, July 7, 1863. 
He supplied the church at Doe Run, Pa., from 1862 to 1863. 
He served as chaplain in the U. S. Army from September 
1863 to June 1865. He supplied the church at Oxford, N. J., 
from July 1865 until installed its pastor, Jan. 31, 1866. This 
relation was dissolved Dec. 31, 1886. His only other pastorate 
was that of the Westminster Church, Phillipsburg, N. J., from 
Jan. 25, 1887, to April 5, 1903. Upon being released from this 
charge, he was made pastor emeritus and continued his resir 
dence in Phillipsburg until his death, Aug. 20, 1916, in Phillips- 
burg, in the 82nd year of his age. He was buried in Easton, 
Pa. For some years previous to his death he was afflicted 
with almost total blindness. He was stated clerk of the 
Presbytery of Newton for forty-five years, 1870-1915. For 
many years he was chaplain of the James McDavitt Post of 
the G. A. R. He was for some years a director of the Blair 
Academy and founded the Westminster Church of Phillips- 
burg, of which he was pastor. 

He was married Oct. 24, 1865, at Belvidere, N. J., to Mary 
H. Hutchinson who died Aug. 7, 1916. One son survives him. 



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EDWARD CORNELIUS EWING, 
Son of George Clinton and Lydia Ann (Stillwell) Ewing, 
was born Dec. 20, 1837, in Walpole, N. H. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the First Congregational Church of 
Holyoke, Mass., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Northfield Institute and he graduated 
from Amherst College in 1859. He then spent a year in 
business with his father in Philadelphia. He was a student 
in the Bangor Theological Seminary from i860 to 1862. En- 
tering the Seminary at Princeton in the latter year as a senior, 
he completed his course there, graduating in 1863. He was 
licensed by the Penobscot Association of Congregational 
Ministers, in July, 1863, and ordained by a Congregational 
Council at Ashfield, Mass., Nov. 5, 1863, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the Congregational church of Ash- 
field, Mass., from which he was released April 30, 1867. After 
this he served the following Congregational churches : Enfield, 
Mass., as pastor from October 1867 to October 1883; the 
Maple Street Church of Danvers, Mass., as pastor from 
November 1883 to November 1899, and a church at New 
Castle, N. H., as supply from 1903 to 1908. He resided in 
Roxbury, Mass., from 1908 to 191 1, and in West Roxbury 
from 191 1 until his death, Nov. 5, 1916, in West Roxbury, of 
arterio-sclerosis after a brief illness, in the 79th year of his 
age. He was buried in Danvers, Mass. 

He was married Oct. 13, 1863, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Mary 
Louisa Alvord, who with four sons survives him. 



THOMAS HANN CLELAND, 
Son of John Walton and Emily Maudeville (Taylor) Cleland, 
was born March 31, 1843, in Mortonsville, Ky. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church 
of Midway, Ky., at the age of thirteen. His preparatory 



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studies were pursued in Midway under H. P. Willard, and in 
Louisville, Ky., under the Rev. Stuart Robinson, D. D., and 
he graduated from Centre College, Ky., in 1863. He then 
spent two years in the Danville Theological Seminary, enter- 
ing the Seminary at Princeton as a senior and graduating in 
1866. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Transylvania, 
April 15, 1865, and ordained by the Presbytery of Missouri 
River, April 28, 1867. He supplied the church at Council 
Bluffs, Iowa, from Aug. 12, 1866, until installed its pastor, 
April 28, 1867. This relation was dissolved July 2, 1882. He 
was pastor of the Westminster Church, Keokuk, Iowa, from 
Sept. 27, 1882, to Jan. 22, 1888; pastor of the Calvary Church, 
Springfield, Mo., from Feb. 10, 1888, to June 1, 1894, and 
pastor of the First Church of Duluth, Minn., from June 13, 
1894, to Oct. 31, 1906. During the next two years he labored 
as district secretary of the American Tract Society with his 
headquarters at Chicago. He was pastor of the Third Church 
of New Albany, Ind., from Sept. 1, 1908, to Jan. 3, 1913; 
stated supply of the Rosedale Church, Minneapolis, Minn., 
during a part of 1913, and pastor of the Knox Church, Minne- 
apolis, from Dec. 14, 1913, until his death, which occurred 
Aug. 26, 191 6, in Minneapolis, of apoplexy in the 74th year 
of his age. He was buried in Danville, Ky. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D. from the College of Wooster in 1882. 
He was moderator of the Synod of Iowa in 1880, of the Synod 
of Missouri in 1882, and of the Synod of Minnesota in 1903 
and 1904. He was a charter member of the Board of Aid for 
Colleges and Academies ; was twice a member of the Pan- 
Presbyterian Council; was a director of the McCormick 
Theological Seminary from 1881 until his death, and president 
of the Board of Directors of the same from 1884 to 1888; 
was a trustee of Macalester College, of Parsons College, of 
Park College, of Highland University, of the Corning and 
Duluth Academies and of the Carthage Collegiate Institute. 



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He was conspicuous in the establishment of the Presbyterian 
Church west of the Missouri River, working in this connection 
with the Rev. Sheldon Jackson, D.D. He published several 
sermons and pamphlets. 

He was married Oct. 24, 1866, in Danville, Ky., to Louisa 
Mitchell who died May 6, 191 1. Three sons and one daughter 
survive him. 



SALATHIEL MILTON IRWIN, 
Son of William Seth and Sally (McMunn) Irwin, was born 
Nov. 23, 1836, in South Salem, O. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of South Salem 
at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the South Salem Academy, Ohio, and he graduated from 
Hanover College, Indiana, in 1861. He then engaged in 
teaching for two years in the Hanover High School. Enter- 
ing the Seminary at Princeton in 1863 he took the full three 
years course there, graduating in 1866. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Chillicothe, June 6, 1865, and ordained an 
evangelist by the Presbytery of South West Missouri, Nov. 
25, 1866. He was stated supply of the church at Little Osage, 
Mo., from July 1866 to July 1867; stated supply of the church 
at Geneva, Kan., from September 1867 to October 1873, en- 
gaging also in teaching during this time. He became pastor 
of this church Oct. 1, 1873, and continued such until Sept. 
15, 1907. During these years he supplied for a part of his 
time the following churches: Neosho Falls, Kan., 1867-70, 
1876-78, 1882-85, 1892-95, 1905-07; Ozark and Fairview, 
Kan., 1874-76; Liberty, Kan., 1871-92, 1897-07; Le Roy, Kan., 
1872-82, 1887-90; Carlyle, Kan., 1882-85. After his pastoral 
relation with the church at Geneva was dissolved he continued 
supplying this church until his death, March 30, 1916, in 
Geneva, of a valvular affection of the heart in the 80th year 
of his age. He was buried in Geneva. 



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He was married July 2$, 1867, in Washington, Mo., to 
Louisa Ann Hackman who died Dec. 22, 1910. Four sons 
and two daughters survive him. 



JOHN SOMMERVILLE LOGHEAD, 
Son of William and Anna (Cameron) Lochead, was born Jan. 
22, 1837, in Cherry Valley, N. Y. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Chalmers Presbyterian Church of Kingston, 
Ont, Canada, at the age of twenty-one. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Kemptville Grammar School un- 
der John Fraser, and he graduated from Queen's College, 
Kingston, Canada, in 1861. He then spent two years in teach- 
ing. He took the first two years of his theological course in 
the Theological Department of Queen's University, Canada, 
1863-65. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the latter 
year as a senior he remained one year, graduating in 1866. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Niagara, June 13, 1866, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Glengarry, Canada, Sept. 
16, 1866, being at the same time installed pastor of the church 
at Matilda, Canada, from which he was released Oct. 2y, 1868. 
After this he served the following churches in Canada as 
pastor: Elgin from Nov. 12, 1868, to Jan. 28, 1876; Yalleyfield 
from Jan. 10, 1876, to March 10, 1878; Hullet and Londes- 
borough from March 16, 1878, to April 26, 1884; Parkhill 
from May 7, 1885, to Sept. 19, 1893, and Xorth Gower and 
Wellington from Oct. 17, 1893, to Sept. 27, 1903. Later he 
supplied the church at West Missouri, Canada, for three 
months in 1904, and the church at Massey Station, Canada, 
from January to April 1905, at which time he retired from 
the active ministry and resided in London, Ont., Canada, until 
his death there, Nov. 5, 1906, in St. Joseph's Hospital of 
strangulated hernia, in the 80th year of his age. He was 
buried in Parkhill, Ont., Canada. 



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He was married Jan. 31, 1867, in Kingston, Canada, to Mar- 
garet Honeyman who died May 15, 1907. Two sons and two 
daughters survive him. 



GEORGE ARNOT BEATTIE, D.D., 
Son of Daniel and Margaret (Arnot) Beattie, was born Jan. 
3, 1843, m Hebron, N. Y. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the First United Presbyterian Church of Xenia, Ohio, 
at the age of twenty-two. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the academy at West Hebron, N. Y., and the academy 
at Cambridge, N. Y., and he graduated from Union College in 
1863. He spent the next eighteen months in teaching and in 
service in the U. S. Army. He took the first year of his theo- 
logical course in the United Presbyterian Seminary at Xenia, 
O., and entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1866 as a 
senior, remaining one year and graduating in 1867. He was 
licensed by the First U. P. Presbytery of Ohio, April 3, 1866, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Dayton (N. S.) May 4, 
1869. He supplied the church at New Carlisle, O., from No- 
vember 1867 until installed its pastor, May 4, 1869. This re- 
lation was dissolved July 1, 1871. He was stated supply of the 
church at Muncie, Ind., 1871-78; stated supply of the Second 
Church of Newark, O., from 1878 until installed its pastor, 
May 13, 1879, and was released from this charge June 27, 1880. 
From July 1880 to June 1886 he was pastor of the church at 
Sedalia, Mo. During this pastorate he was president of the 
Sedalia University for two years, 1882-84. He was pastor of 
the First Church of Lansing, Mich., from July 1886 to Oc- 
tober 1888. After this he served the following churches as 
stated supply: Dayton, Riverdale and Bellbrook, O., 1888- 
90; Rushville, Ind., 1890-97; Bellbrook, O., 1897-1900; Nor- 
wood, O., 1900-01, and Blue Ball, O., 1901-04. During the 
last pastorate he resided in Middletown, O. After this he took 
up his residence in Atlanta, Ga., supplying churches most of 



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the time until his death, which occurred Sept. 6, 19 16, in At- 
lanta, of Bright's disease, in the 74th year of his age. He was 
buried in New Carlisle, O. He received the honorary degree of 
D.D. from Union College in 19 13. During his seminary course 
in Princeton he supplied the Witherspoon Street Presbyterian 
Church. 

He was married three times: (1) March 25, 1869, in New 
Carlisle, O., to Lida M. Smith, who died Feb. 3, 1887; (2) 
Nov. 14, 1889, in Dayton, O., to Minnie H. Lee, who died May 
1, 1897; (3) Feb. 16, 1898, in Springfield, O., to Maude Smith, 
who with four sons by his second wife and one by his third 
survives him. 



GEORGE CRAIG, 
Son of Thomas and Mary (Martin) Craig, was born Dec. 6, 
1840, in Lisbon, N. Y. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Presbyterian church of Ogdensburg, N. Y., at the 
age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Ogdensburg Academy, in the Gouverneur Academy and in the 
Canton Institute, all in the State of New York, and he grad- 
uated from Hamilton College in 1865. Entering the Seminary 
at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three 
years course there, graduating in 1868. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Ogdensburg in September 1867, and ordained 
an evangelist by the Presbytery of Albany, Oct. 14, 1868. He 
served the churches of Luzerne and Corinth, N. Y., as pastor 
elect from 1868 to 1871 ; was stated supply of the churches of 
Conklingville and Dey Centre, N. Y., from 1871 to 1874; of 
the church at Chili, N. Y., from 1874 to 1877, and of the 
church of Westernville, N. Y., from 1877 until installed its 
pastor in October 1878. This relation was dissolved Oct. 19, 
1882. He was stated supply of the church at Ossian, N. Y., 
from 1882 to 1884; of the church of Reed's Corner, N. Y., 
from 1884 to 1886, and of the church of Port Austin, Mich., 



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from 1886 to 1888. After this he resided in Corinth, N. Y., 
until his death, Apr. 22, 1916, in Corinth, of heart disease, in 
the 76th year of his age. He was buried in Corinth. 

He was married Jan. 19, 1876, in Corinth, N. Y., to Emma 
Houghton, who with one son and two daughters survives him. 



LYMAN DARROW CALKINS, D.D., 
Son of Daniel Osbert and Lydia (Clark) Calkins, was born 
Jan. 13, 1845, in Brooklyn, N. Y. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Bedford Congregational Church of 
Brooklyn at the age of thirteen. He pursued his preparatory 
studies in Brooklyn under his uncle, Alonzo Calkins, M.D., 
and graduated from Williams College in 1867. He took the 
first year of his theological course in Union Seminary, New 
York, 1867-68, entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1868 
and graduating therefrom in 1870. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Nassau (O.S.) April 13, 1870, and ordained by 
the Presbytery of Northumberland, Nov. 21, 1871, being at 
the same time installed pastor of the church at Muncy, Pa. 
He was released from this charge Nov. 16, 1873. He was 
pastor of the Park Street Congregational Church, Springfield, 
Mass., from Dec. 10, 1873, to May 6, 1883 ; stated supply of 
the Presbyterian church of South Salem, N. Y., from Dec. 30, 
1883, until installed its pastor, May 25, 1884, being released 
from this charge, April 23, 1886; pastor of Trinity Church, 
Brooklyn, from May 10, 1886, to May 5, 1889; stated supply 
of the Congregational church of East Rockaway, N. Y., from 
Dec. 22, 1889, t0 April 6, 1890; pastor of the Presbyterian 
church of Far Rockaway, N. Y., from Sept. 3, 1890, to Jan. 2, 
1901 ; stated supply of the Grace Reformed Episcopal Church 
of Brooklyn from Jan. 26, 1902, to May 10, 1903 ; stated sup- 
ply of the Reformed Episcopal Church of the Reconciliation, 
Brooklyn, from Nov. 11, 1902, to Dec. 31, 1905; stated supply 
of the First Presbyterian Church of Newton, N. Y., from Feb. 



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4, 1906, to Sept. 9, 1906, and stated supply of the church at 
Bay Ridge, N. Y., from Sept. 16, 1906, to Feb. 24, 1907. 
After this he resided in Westfield, N. J., until his death, which 
occurred Feb. 18, 1917, in Westfield, from the effects of coli- 
tis after a long and painful illness in the 73rd year of his age. 
He was buried in Muncy, Pa. He received the honorary de- 
gree of D.D. from Emporia College in 1900. 

He was married May 13, 1874, in Muncy, Pa., to Mary 
Hepburn Rankin, who with one daughter survives him. 



JAMES DAVID MOFFATT, D.D., LL.D., 
Son of John and Mary Ann (McNeelan) Moffat, was born 
March 15, 1846, in New Lisbon, O. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of 
Wheeling, W. Va., at the age of eighteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in Homeworth, O., under the Rev. John 
R. Dundas, and in the Linsly Institute of Wheeling, W. Va., 
and he graduated from Washington and Jefferson College in 
1869. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the 
same year he remained two years. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Washington, April 24, 1871, and ordained by the 
same Presbytery, May 8, 1873. He supplied the Second 
Church of Wheeling, W. Va., from April 14, 1871, until made 
its associate pastor, May 8, 1873, and was its pastor from Dec. 
27, 1875, to Jan. 1, 1882. At this time he was called to the 
presidency of Washington and Jefferson College and con- 
tinued in this office until 19 15, when he resigned and was 
made president emeritus. He continued his residence in 
Washington, Pa., until his death there, Nov. 4, 1916, of 
paralysis, in the 71st year of his age. He was buried in Wash- 
ington, Pa. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from 
Hanover College, Indiana, in 1882, and from Princeton Col- 
lege in 1883, an d the degree of LL.D. from the Western Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania in 1897, from the University of Penn- 



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sylvania in 1901 and from Missouri Valley College in 1906. 
From 1893 until 1895 he was associate editor of the Presby- 
terian Banner and was moderator of the General Assembly at 
Winona Lake in 1905, and was several times a commissioner 
to the General Assembly. He was a delegate to the Pan-Pres- 
byterian Council in 1888 and in 1904, and was a member of 
the Board of Directors of the Western Theological Seminary. 
He was chairman of the Committee on the Legal Relations of 
the Seminaries to the General Assembly appointed by the As- 
sembly of 1916. He published numerous addresses and wrote 
many of the editorials for the Presbyterian Banner from 1893 
to 1905. 

He was married Sept. 6, 1876, in Vernon, N. Y., to Eliza- 
beth Dalzell Crangle, who with one son and two daughters 
survives him. 



JOHN aUlNCY ADAMS FULLEETON, 
Son of Humphrey and Nancy (Gormly) Fullerton, was born 
April 25, 1845, in Allegheny City, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of 
Princeton, N. J., at the age of twenty. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in Princeton under the Rev. Lewis W. 
Mudge, D.D., and he graduated from Princeton University in 
1869. He then engaged in business for a short time in 
Augusta, Ga. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1870, 
taking the full course there and graduating in 1873. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 10, 1872, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Westminster, June 4, 1873, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the church at Dills- 
burg, Pa. He was released from this charge May 26, 1879. 
He was pastor of the church at Curwensville, Pa., from June 
10, 1879, to Dec. 23, 1884, and of the church at Apollo, Pa., 
from Jan. 1, 1885, to June 21, 1899. He spent the next five 
years in Princeton, N. J., preaching as occasion offered. He 



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was pastor of the United First Church of Amwell, N. J., from 
Nov. 23, 1904, to Sept. 23, 1914, and from this time pastor 
emeritus until his death April 18, 1916, at Ringoes, N. J., of 
intestinal cancer, within seven days of the completion of his 
71st year. He was buried at Franklin Park, N. J. In 1861 
he enlisted as sergeant in the 34th Ohio Infantry, being pro- 
moted to first lieutenant and adjutant, and was discharged 
Sept. 13, 1864. 

He was married Aug. 24, 1871, in Princeton, N. J., to Ella 
Van Doren, who with two sons and one daughter survives 
him. 



EGBERT CHARLES LAWRENCE, Ph.D., 
Son of Silas Rensselaer and Lucinda (Hull) Lawrence, was 
born June 25, 1845, in Borodino, N. Y. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of 
Owego, N. Y., at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Owego Academy under Joseph A. Prin- 
dle, and he graduated from Union College in 1869. He taught 
during the next year in the Mechanicsville, N. Y., Acad- 
emy, and was tutor of Mathematics in Union College from 
1870 to 1872. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall 
of the latter year, he took the full three years course there, 
graduating in 1875. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
New Brunswick, Feb. 3, 1875, and ordained by the Presbytery 
of Brooklyn, Oct. 28, 1875, being at the same time installed 
pastor of Grace Church, Brooklyn, from which he was re- 
leased Oct. 3, 1876. He spent the year 1877-78 as a graduate 
student in Auburn Seminary, at the same time supplying the 
church at Owasco Outlet, N. Y., as pastor elect. He was pas- 
tor of the Second Reformed Church of Schenectady, N. Y., 
from 1878 to 1880, and a professor in Union College from 
1878 to 1882. He served the Reformed Church of Thousand 
Isles as pastor elect from 1882 to 1886, and was pastor of the 



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Reformed Church of Mt. Vernon, N. Y., from 1886 to 1890. 
He then served the Reformed Church of Westhampton, N. Y., 
as pastor elect from 1890 until installed its pastor, Nov. 19, 
1891, and was released from this charge Sept. 24, 1901, the 
release to take effect in November. After this he engaged in 
evangelistic work and from 1903 until his death was treasurer 
of the Hudson River Humane Society, residing in Schenec- 
tady, N. Y., where he died June 10, 1916, of embolism of the 
lungs, in the 71st year of his age. He was buried in Shelter 
Island, N. Y. He received the degree of Ph.D. from the 
National University of Chicago in 1889. He was a commis- 
sioner to the General Assembly in 1896 and in 1913. He was 
corresponding secretary of the Long Island Bible Society from 
1897 to 1902; was a life director of the American Bible So- 
ciety, and treasurer of the Schenectady County Historical So- 
ciety. He was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and 
the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, the New York State Historical 
Association, the National Geographical Society and of the 
Cliosophic Society of Princeton University. 

He was twice married: (1) Nov. 2y, 1877, in Buffalo, N. Y., 
to Sarah Jane Burtis who died Oct. 9, 1892 ; (2) April 29, 
1896, in East Setauket, Long Island, to Mary Sylvester Dering, 
who with two sons and one daughter by his first wife survives 
him. 



JOHN ALEXANDER McALMON, 
Son of Thomas and Ann Jane (Coulter) McAlmon, was born 
Oct. 2, 1842, in County Armagh, Ireland. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Red Rock Presbyterian Church, 
County Armagh, at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the public schools and high school in Canada 
and he graduated from Knox College, Toronto, in 1872. En- 
tering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, 
he took the full three years course there, graduating in 1875. 



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He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, Feb. 
3, 1875, and ordained by the Presbytery of Saugeen, Canada, 
Oct. 12, 1875, being at the same time installed pastor of the 
church at Markdale, Canada, which he served until 1877. He 
was pastor of the church at Dresden, Canada, 1877-79; of the 
churches of Burns and Moore Line, Canada, 1879-83, and of 
the churches of Dover and Chalmers, Canada, 1883-86. After 
this he served the following churches in the United States : 
stated supply of the Parkston church and Hope chapel, S. D., 
in 1887; pastor at Dell Rapids, S. D., in 1888; stated supply 
at Alta, la., in 1889; pastor at Paulina, la., 1889-91; stated 
supply at Clifton, Kan., 1891-96; pastor elect of the churches 
of Corning and Vermillion, Kan., from 1896 until installed 
their pastor in 1897 and serving them until 1898; stated supply 
at Volga, S. D., 1900-02 ; stated supply at Herman, Norcross 
and Eldorado, Minn., in 1903 ; stated supply at Jasper, Minn., 
in 1904; stated supply at Galesburg and Broadlawn, N. D., in 
1905, and stated supply at Nemaha and Pilgrim, la., 1907-08. 
At this time he retired from the active ministry and resided in 
Madison, S. D., 1908-09; in Wentworth, S. D., 1909-14, and 
in Minneapolis, Minn., from this time until his death, June 5, 
1916, in the 74th year of his age. He was buried in the Lake- 
wood Cemetery, Minneapolis. 

He was married Jan. 19, 1876, near Chatham, Ont., Canada, 
to Bessie Urquhart, who with four sons and four daughters 
survives him. 



JOHN CAMPBELL OLIVER, 
Son of James and Margaret (Campbell) Oliver, was born 
Oct. 15, 1845, m Graysville, Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Spruce Creek Presbyterian Church, Penn- 
sylvania, at the age of sixteen.. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Tuscarora Academy, Pennsylvania, under J. H. 
Shumaker, and he graduated from Princeton University in 



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1872. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the 
same year he took the full three years course there, graduating 
in 1875. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Huntingdon, 
April 12, 1874, and ordained by the same Presbytery, June 8, 
1875. He was stated supply of the church of Lower Tusca- 
rora, near Academia, Pa., from October 1874 until installed its 
pastor, June 8, 1875, and was released from this charge in 
1884. He was pastor of the church of Tidioute, Pa. from 
1884' to 1886; stated supply of the church at Newton Hamil- 
ton, Pa., for a time in 1887 ; pastor of the church at Latrobe, 
Pa., from Jan. 2y, 1888, until Sept. 16, 1891, and continued 
his residence in Latrobe until 1898. He was pastor of the 
Long Run Church, Irwin, Pa., from July 12, 1898, to April 17, 
1907, when ill health interrupted his ministry. He resided in 
Irwin, Pa., from 1908 to 19 14, and in Wilkinsburg, Pa., from 
1914 until his death there, Sept. 14, 1916, of nervous break- 
down, in the 71st year of his age. He was buried in the 
Union Cemetery of Irwin, Pa. He wrote numerous articles 
for the religious journals and magazines. 

He was married May 23, 1878, in Reedsville, Pa., to Jennie 
Elizabeth Kyle, who with two daughters survives him. 



EOBEET BOYD, D.D., 
Son of William See and Mary (Marks) Boyd, was born Sept. 
18, 1849, in Butler, Pa. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Butler at the age of 
eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Wither- 
spoon Institute of Butler and he graduated from Princeton 
University in 1874. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 
the fall of the same year he took the full course there, gradu- 
ating in 1877. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New 
Brunswick, April 23, 1877, and ordained an evangelist by the 
same, April 27, 1877. He was stated supply of the church of 
Weston, Ore., from November 1877 to April 1879, and of the 



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church at Walla Walla, Wash., from Nov. 11, 1877, to June 
1, 1885. He spent the next two years in study and travel and 
in making addresses in the interests of home missions. He 
was pastor of the church at West Elizabeth, Pa., from May 3, 
1887, to Oct. 26, 1 891, and stated supply of the First Church 
of Port Townsend, Wash., from Dec. 6, 1891, until installed 
its pastor, May 1, 1892, being released from this charge Oct. 
5, 1898. He was president of Whitworth College and pro- 
fessor of Moral Philosophy and Biblical Literature for one 
year, 1898-99. He supplied the church at Sumner, Wash., 
from April 1898 until the fall of 1909. At this time the failure 
of his health prevented his engaging in the settled work of a 
pastor. He resided in Redlands, Cal., from 1910 to 1912, and 
then in Los Angeles, Cal., until his death, which occurred 
March 18, 1917, in Los Angeles, as the result of a nervous 
breakdown from which he had suffered for eight years, in the 
68th year of his age. He was buried in Butler, Pa. He re- 
ceived the honorary degree of D.D. from Whitworth College 
in 1910. He was at one time moderator of the Presbytery of 
Oregon and of the Synod of Washington. He was three times 
commissioner to the General Assembly. He organized the 
second Presbyterian church of the eastern part of Washington 
in 1877, and also the first Presbyterian church in the eastern 
part of Oregon at the same time. He was a correspondent of 
the Presbyterian Banner for thirty-five years and occasionally 
of the New York Evangelist. He published The History of 
the Synod of Washington of the Presbyterian Church from 
1835 to 1909, in 1910, as well as many articles as correspondent 
from the West, to Eastern religious and secular papers and 
magazines. 

He was married Sept. 25, 1879, in Walla Walla, Wash., to 
Mary Cassandra Coleman, who with two daughters survives 
him. 



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JULIUS ADOLPHUS HEROLD. 
Son of Julius August Theodore and Julia (Reichel) Herold, 
was born March 27, 1861, in Berlin, Germany. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the German Reformed Church 
of Sellersburg, Ind., at the age of thirteen. He studied under 
his father and special tutors and in Calvin College, O., com- 
pleting his college course in Franklin and Marshall College, 
from which he graduated in 1882. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year he took the full three 
years course there, graduating in 1885. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Westminster, April 9, 1884, and ordained an 
evangelist by the Presbytery of Mahoning, April 27, 1886. He 
was stated supply of the Second Church of Youngstown, O., 
from 1885 to 1886; pastor of the Green Hill Church, Philadel- 
phia, Pa., from Sept. 29, 1886, to April 7, 1891, and pastor of 
the First Church of Williamsport, Pa., from May 1, 1891, to 
June 3, 1897. After this he taught German in the De Lancey 
School of Philadelphia from 1898 to 1901. For a second time 
he was pastor of the Green Hill Presbyterian Church of Phila- 
delphia, from March 26, 1899, to June 12, 1904; pastor of the 
Logan Memorial Church, Audubon, N. J., from Sept. 27, 1904, 
to Nov. 8, 1906; pastor of the church at Lewes, Del., from 
May 1, 1907, to Dec. 15, 1914, and pastor of the Wicomico 
Church, Salisbury, Md., from Jan. 13, 191 5, until his death, 
Aug. 15, 1916, in Ocean City, Md., of Bright's disease, in the 
56th year of his age. He was buried in Lewes, Del. 

He was twice married: (1) Oct. 1, 1890, in Philadelphia, 
to Adelaide Read Huston, who died March 26, 1909; (2) 
June 22, 191 1, in Lewes, Del., to Elizabeth Grey Long, who 
with two sons and one daughter by his first wife survives him. 



IRWIN POUNDS McCURDY, D.D., LL.D., 
Son of Alexander Jackson and Sarah (Pounds) McCurdy, was 
born March 23, 1856, near Livermore, Pa. He made a public 



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confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Indiana, 
Pa., at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the New Derry Academy and the Livermore Academy, 
Pennsylvania, and in the State Normal School of Pennsylvania. 
He spent one year of his college course in Washington and 
Jefferson College, another year in the University of Wooster, 
took a special course in Latin and Greek in Western Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania, and went to Lafayette College as a senior, 
graduating in 1880. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 
the fall of the same year he spent two years there. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Kittanning, April 27, 1881, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Baltimore, July 8, 1881, being at 
the same time installed pastor of the church in Frederick City, 
Md., and was released from this charge June 15, 1884. Dur- 
ing this pastorate he engaged in teaching. Also during this 
pastorate he studied in Johns Hopkins University. He was 
pastor of the Southwestern Church, Philadelphia, from June 
29, 1884, to April 1, 1895. He served St. Andrews Church, 
Boston, Mass., as pastor elect during 1896 and the church at 
Greenport, N. Y., and Shrewsbury, N. J., in 1897. He was 
pastor of the Fifth Church of Kansas City, Mo., from Oct. 18, 
1897, to Oct. 25, 1899. During the next three years he served 
several churches as stated supply. After this he supplied the 
Hope Church, Philadelphia, during two summers. He 
preached in the church at Lansford, Pa., in 1910 and was 
pastor of the same church from 191 1 to 1914. He died Dec. 
26, 1916, in Jeannette, Pa., of tuberculosis, in the 61 st year of 
his age. He was buried in the Arlington Cemetery, Philadel- 
phia. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from New 
Windsor College in 1885, and the degree of LL.D. from 
Rutherford College in 1898. He received eighteen other de- 
grees on examination. He won the Fowler Prize in English 
Philology from Lafayette College in 1880. He was a member 
of the American Association for the Advancement of Science 



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of the American Association of Political and Social Science, of 
the American Philological Association, and of many other 
societies and associations. He was a member of the Presby- 
terian Board of Education, 1887-98; of the Executive Council 
of the Presbyterian Historical Society, 1888-96; was secre- 
tary of the General Assembly Centennial, 1887-88, and dele- 
gate to the Pan-Presbyterian Council in London, 1888, and 
acting stated clerk of the Synod of Pennsylvania in 1893. He 
was a profuse writer and among his publications were : A 
Philological Discussion of the Works, Style and Language of 
Edgar Allan Poe, 1880; The Successful Teacher, 1881 ; The 
Presbyterian Church of Frederick City, Md., 1883 ; The South- 
western Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, 1885; The Saxon 
and Norman Elements in our Language and Literature, 1890, 
and The Causes of the Intellectual Development of the Eliza- 
bethan Age, 1890. He also published many addresses, con- 
tributions to the press and poems. He was editor of the 
Southwestern Observer from 1885 to 1887. 

He was married Nov. 29, 1877, in Irwin, Pa., to Rachel 
Long Ewing, who with three sons and six daughters survives 
him. 



WILLIAM WALKER, 
Son of William and Isabella (Mitchell) Walker, was born 
March 17, 1846, in Glasgow, Scotland. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Free Church of Scotland in 
Glasgow at the age of eighteen. He studied under private 
tutors and in the academy at Worcester, Mass. Before com- 
ing to Princeton he engaged in work as a colporteur in Glas- 
gow. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1881, remain- 
ing two years. He went to Lane Seminary in 1884, taking the 
full three years course there and graduating in 1887. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia in 1887, and or- 
dained an evangelist by the Presbytery of Saginaw, April 11, 



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1888. He was stated supply of the following churches: 
Calkinsville and Coleman, Mich., 1887-88; Sedan and Elk 
City, Kan. 1889-90; Falmouth and New Concord, Ky., 1891- 
93; Aurora, Ind., 1893-96; Pickford, Mich., 1896-1900; Port 
Austin, Mich., 1900-03; Harrisville, Mich., 1903; Taymouth, 
Mich., 1904-07 ; Lowry City, Mo., 1907-09, and Luther, Wyo., 
1909. After this he resided in Campbellsburg, Ky., until his 
death there, April 26, 1916, in the 71st year of his age. 

He was married Jan. 16, 1889, in Campbellsville, Ky., to 
Hallie Brent, who with two sons survives him. 



WILLIAM GILBERT McDILL HAYS, D.D., 
Son of William McCreight and Elizabeth Ferguson (Elliott) 
Hays, was born Sept. 20, 1853, near Aledo (formerly Sun- 
beam), 111. He made a public confession of his faith in the 
United Presbyterian Church of Sunbeam at the age of 
eleven. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Mon- 
mouth Academy, Illinois, under Thomas H. Rogers, and he 
graduated from Monmouth College, Illinois, in 1878. He en- 
tered the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, 
remaining one year. He completed his theological course in 
the Xenia Seminary, from which he graduated in 1881. He 
was licensed by the U. P. Presbytery of Monmouth, March 30, 
1880, and ordained by the U. P. Presbytery of LeClaire, June 
28, 1881, being at the same time installed pastor of the U. P. 
church of Elvira, la. He was released from this charge 
March 7, 1886. From 1886 to 1895 he was principal of the 
academy at Waitsburg, Wash., engaging in home missionary 
work during this time. He was a home missionary stationed 
at Olympia, Wash., from April 1, 1895, to September 18, 
1898, and at Pullman, Wash., from 1898 to 1904. He was 
pastor of the U. P. church at Pullman which he founded, from 
April 5, 1904, to Nov. 26, 191 5, when ill health compelled his 
giving up active work. He continued his residence in Pull- 



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man until his death there, Aug. 16, 1916, of arterio-sclerosis, 
in the 83rd year of his age. He was buried in the Fairmount 
Cemetery of Pullman. He received the honorary degree of 
D.D. in 1894 from Westminster College, Pennsylvania. 

He was married Aug. 12, 1875, in Monmouth, 111., to Martha 
Amanda Acheson, who with two 'sons and three daughters 
survives him. 



JOHN JAY EALSTON, 
Son of Joseph White and Isabella (Miller) Ralston, was born 
May 19, 1857, in McVille, Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the United Presbyterian church at Buffalo, Pa., 
at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Witherspoon Institute of Butler, Pa., and in the Day- 
ton Union Academy, Armstrong County, Pa., and he gradu- 
ated from Princeton University in 1882. He entered the U. P. 
Seminary of Allegheny in 1882, remaining two years and 
came to the Seminary at Princeton in 1884, remaining one 
year. He took a fourth year in the U. P. Seminary of Alle- 
gheny, from which he graduated in 1886. He was licensed by 
the U. P. Presbytery of Butler, Jan. 21, 1885. He spent the 
years 1886-88 in home missionary work in the West and the 
year 1888-89 m home missionary work in Pennsylvania. He 
was ordained by the U. P. Presbytery of Beaver Valley, Oct. 
8, 1889, being at the same time installed pastor of the U. P. 
churches of Porterville and Mountville, Pa. He was released 
from these charges June 26, 1906, on account of ill health. 
He spent the next three years trying to regain his health and 
engaged in business in Freeport, Pa. Upon the recovery of 
his health he became pastor of the U. P. church of Coin, la., 
Nov. 18, 1909, and contained in this pastorate until April 9, 
1912. He was then pastor of the U. P. church of Shannon 
City, la., from Dec. 2, 1913, to April 11, 1916. After this he 
continued his residence in Shannon City until his death there, 



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Jan. 4, 191 7, of asthma and heart failure, in the 60th year of 
his age. He was buried in Shannon City, la. 

He was married Aug. 2, 1898, in Petrolia, Pa., to Emma 
Zilla Jameson, who with two sons and one daughter survives 
him. 



CHARLES CHALMEES HOFFMEISTER, 
Son of John Maxwell and Elizabeth Caroline (McGhee) HofT- 
meister, was born Sept. 6, 1858, near Rogersville, Tenn. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Methodist Episco- 
pal Church, South, at the age of sixteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the public schools of Tennessee and 
Virginia, and he graduated from King College, Bristol, Tenn., 
in 1884. He spent the next year in Union Theological Semi- 
nary, Richmond, coming to Princeton Seminary in 1885 and 
remaining one year. He also studied theology in the Colum- 
bia Seminary, South Carolina. He was licensed by the Pres- 
bytery of Red River, Oct. 12, 1886, and ordained by the same 
Presbytery, Nov. 11, 1886. He was stated supply of the 
church at Evansville, Minn., from May 1886 to April 1887; 
of the church at Axtell, Kan., from June 1887 to March 1890; 
of the church at Afton, la., from March to November 1890; 
of the church at Lamar, Mo., from January 1891 to February 
1892; of the church at Harper, Kan. from February 1892 to 
March 1894; of the church at Cottonwood Falls, Kan., 1894- 
95; of the church at Brookings, S. D., 1895-96; of the church 
at Lake Crystal, Minn., 1896-99; of the church at Lakefield, 
Minn., 1900-02 ; of the church at Thorpe, Minn., 1902-03 ; of 
the church at Olivia, Minn., 1904-05 ; of the church at Nacog- 
doches, Tex., 1911-12, and of the church at Jefferson, Tex., 
1912-14. He then took up his residence in Jefferson City, 
Tex., where he died, Sept. 20, 1916, of Bright's disease, two 
weeks after the completion of his 58th year. He was buried 
in Mt. Horeb, Tenn. 



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He was married Dec. 29, 1886, in Evansville, Minn., to 
Edith A. Titcomb who died Feb. 15, 1914. Seven sons and 
three daughters survive him. 



HENRY ALLISON MULLEN, L.L., 
Son of Charles and Jane (McWhirter) Mullen, was born June 
10, 1859, m Wilmington, Del. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Presbyterian church of Auburn, Kan., at the 
age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
public schools of Philadelphia and he was for a time a student 
in Highland University, Kansas. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1884, remaining one year. He took the other two 
years of his theological course in Lane Seminary, from which 
he graduated in 1889. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Topeka, April 11, 1889, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Birmingham in 1889. He supplied the First Church of Thomas, 
Ala., from 1889 to 1892; the church at Alamosa, Colo., in 

1896, and the churches of Eastonville and Peyton, Colo., in 

1897. During the next five years he was without a pastoral 
charge, residing in Colorado City. He served the First Church 
of Purcell, Okla., as pastor elect from 1905 to 1906, and the 
church of Pocatello, Ida., from 1908 until installed its pastor 
in 1909, and was released from this charge in 191 1. He 
served the church of Butte, Mont., from 1913 to 1914 and the 
church at Elsinore, Cal., from 1916 until his death. He died 
Dec. 13, 1916, in the Riverside Hospital, Riverside, Cal., of 
appendicitis, in the 58th year of his age. He was buried in 
Evergreen Cemetery of Riverside. He received the honorary 
degree of D.D. from Highland University in 1914. He took 
up the study of law in Purcell, Okla., in 1906 and was ad- 
mitted to the bar. He published Men of the Hour and several 
other works. 

He was married Aug. 14, 1890, in Topeka, Kan., to Mary 
Elizabeth Dyche who survives him. 



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CHAELES ANDREW KILLIE, 
Son of Henry Byron and Mary Ann (Mark) Killie, was born 
March 9, 1857, in Marshall, 111. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Washington, 
D. C, at the age of twenty-eight. He received a common 
school education and did not go to college. He engaged in 
newspaper work for three years ; was clerk in a railroad office 
for two years and was in the insurance business for seven and 
one half years. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1886, 
taking the full three years course there and graduating in 1889. 
He was licensed and ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery 
of Washington City, June 4, 1889. Having devoted himself 
to the work of foreign missions, he went to China and was 
engaged in missionary work in Ichou-fu, Shantung, from Oc- 
tober 1889 to May 1899 ; and in Peking from 1899 to 1902. 
After this he was stationed at Paoting-fu from 1903 until ill 
health compelled him to leave his work in 1912, when he re- 
turned to America. He spent the last years of his life in de- 
livering lectures and addresses on behalf of foreign missions, 
during which time he made more than eight hundred and fifty 
addresses and travelled over sixty-one thousand miles. He 
died July 16, 1916, in the Presbyterian Hospital, New York 
City, from cerebral embolus after a third operation, in the 
60th year of his age. He was buried in Marshall, 111. He 
was voted the bronze and gold medal of the Military Order of 
the Dragon by the U. S. Army and Navy officers in China for 
service during the siege of Peking at the time of the Boxer 
uprising. 

He was married Jan. 26, 1879, in Georgetown, 111., to Louisa 
Scott who survives him. 



DAVID HOWELL, D.D., 
Son of Joseph and Letitia (VanDuyn) Howell, was born June 
20, 1843, in Macon, Mich. He made a public confession of 



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his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Leavenworth, 
Kan., at the age of twenty-one. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the High School at Adrian, Mich., in the Ann Ar- 
bor Public School and in the Michigan State Normal School, 
and he graduated from the Michigan Agricultural College in 
1865. He then engaged in teaching and was superintendent 
of the schools of Three Rivers and Buchanan, Mich., 1874-83 ; 
and of the schools at Lansing, Mich., 1883-90. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in the latter year as a special student, 
remaining only five months. He was licensed by the Presby- 
tery of Monroe, April 15, 1891, and ordained an evangelist by 
the same Presbytery, Sept. 9, 1891. He supplied the churches 
of Petersburgh and Deerfield, Mich., from February 1891 to 
January 1892, when he became Synodical missionary for the 
Synod of Michigan, remaining in this work for nineteen years. 
In 1907 he had the title of Superintendent of Home Missions 
and Sabbath School Work for the Synod. After retiring from 
active work he resided in Lansing, Mich., until his death, May 
28, 1916, of pneumonia, in the 73rd year of his age. He was 
buried in Lansing. He received the honorary degree of M.S. 
from the Michigan Agricultural College in 1886 and the hon- 
orary degree of D.D. from Alma College in 1910. He was 
twice a commissioner of the General Assembly and once mod- 
erator of the Synod of Michigan. He declined calls to chairs 
in Olivet College, Michigan, and Alma College. 

He was twice married: (1) Dec. 2y, 1867, in Elsie, Mich., 
to Fidelia Ann Lewis, who died May 26, 1885; (2) Oct. 21, 
1891, in Bergen, N. Y., to Maria A. Hume, who with one son 
by his first wife survives him. 



MARK BROWN GRIER, 
Son of the Rev. Dr. Robert Calvin and Barbara Brown (Mof- 
fatt) Grier, was born Jan. 3, 1867, in Due West, S. C. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Associate Re- 



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formed church at Due West at the age of fourteen. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in the schools of Due West, 
and he graduated from Erskine College in 1885. He then 
spent a year in special study at Johns Hopkins University, en- 
gaged in teaching the next year near Covington, Ga., and rested 
at home a third year. He took the first year of his theological 
course in the Erskine Theological Seminary at Due West, from 
1888 to 1889. Coming to Princeton the latter year he took 
the remaining years of his course there, graduating in 1891. 
He was licensed by the Second Presbytery of the Associate 
Reformed Synod of the South, May 16, 1890, and was or- 
dained an evangelist by the Presbytery of South Carolina of 
the Presbyterian Church in the U. S., July 21, 1892. Having 
devoted his life to the work of foreign missions he sailed for 
China Sept. 15, 1892. He began his missionary work in Shang- 
hai and continued it in Tsing-Kiang-Pu from 1894 to 1895. 
He then was stationed at Su Ch'ien from 1896 to 1897 and 
after this at Hsuchoufu from 1898 to 1916. He was in charge 
of a large boys' school at this place. He came to this country 
in the latter year on a furlough and died Jan. 6, 1917, in Due 
W r est, S. C, of Bright's disease, three days after the completion 
of his 50th year. He had suffered a partial stroke of paralysis 
in December 191 5. He was buried in Due West, S. C. He 
studied medicine in New York for one year after leaving the 
Seminary. 

He was married March 3, 1896, in Shanghai, to Henrietta 
Baker Donaldson, M.D., who with three daughters survives 
him. 



PAUL FREDERICK GABRIEL BETTEX, 
Son of Jean Frederic and Sophia (Paulus) Bettex, was born 
Jan. 8, 1864, in Combremont, Switzerland. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Santiago, 
Chile, while engaged in teaching in the mission school there. 



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He graduated from the Gymnasium of Stuttgart, Germany, in 
1883. He spent three years studying in the Sorbonne and in 
the Ecole des Hautes Etudes, Paris. In 1886 he went to Lon- 
don and taught in Dundalk, Ireland. From there he went to 
Santiago, Chile, and taught in the college there connected with 
the American Presbyterian Mission. He entered the Seminary 
at Princeton in the fall of 1890, remaining until November 
1891. He spent four months in 1892 in theological study in 
the Western Theological Seminary. He was ordained in the 
First Congregational Church of Detroit and became assistant 
pastor of a missionary chapel in that city. In 1893 he con- 
nected himself with the Salvation Army in New York, becom- 
ing a captain. In 1894 he went to Buenos Ayres as a Salva- 
tion Army officer and engaged in work there until 1902. Dur- 
ing the next year he labored as an evangelist in several South 
American countries. Coming to this country in 1903 he was 
licensed by the Texas Holiness Association and taught during 
the winter term, 1903-04, in the Texas Holiness University; 
1906-07, in the Central Holiness University at Penial, Texas. 
From November 1908 until May 1909 he was elder and as- 
sistant pastor of the Christian Assembly in Denver, Colo. 
About this time he went to China and settled in Canton, engag- 
ing in missionary work in connection with the "Pentecostal 
Mission." He was murdered July 28, 1916, at Shatau, twenty- 
six miles from Canton, in the 53rd year of his age. He was 
buried in the Christian Cemetery near Canton. He was for a 
time assistant editor of the War Cry, New York, and also of 
the Conquerer, published in South America. He was editor in 
charge of El Grito de Guerra in Buenos Ayres in 1908, and 
editor of the World for Christ, Denver, and the Canton 
Pentecost, Canton, China. 

He was married May 27, 1910, in Canton, China, to Harriet 
Ellen Clark, who died in October 1912. 



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WILLIAM McDOUGALD JACK, Ph. D„ 
Son of James and Elizabeth (Jack) Jack, was born May 28, 
i860, in Airdrie, Scotland. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Reformed Presbyterian church of Airdrie at the 
age of sixteen. Coming to this country his preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Indiana, Pennsylvania, Normal School 
and under the Rev. A. A. Bird in Houtzdale, Pa., and he grad- 
uated from Lafayette College in 1892, being valedictorian of 
his class. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of 
the same year he took the full three years course there, gradu- 
ating in 1895. He took the Hebrew fellowship and spent a year 
of study in the Free Church College of Edinburgh. He also 
studied in the University of Leipsic from 1896 to 1900. While 
a student in Leipsic he supplied the American-English church 
there from September 1896 to July 1897, and engaged in teach- 
ing from 1897 t0 1898. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Huntingdon, Oct. 3, 1900, and ordained an evangelist by the 
same Presbytery, Oct. 3, 1901. He was pastor of the church 
at Birmingham, Pa., from Dec. 17, 1901, to Nov. 1, 1904. 
After this he spent a year of study in the Sorbonne, Paris. He 
returned to Princeton as a graduate student in the Seminary 
for the year 1906-07. He was stated supply of the church at 
Scotchtown, N. Y., from June 1907 to January 1909, and of 
the churches at Chazy and Beekmantown, N. Y., from 1909 
to 1910. He was pastor of the church at Schaller, la., and 
stated supply of the Pilgrim Church, Storm Lake, la., from 
Oct. 9, 1913, until his death, Jan. 2, 1917, in Schaller of 
pneumonia, in the 57th year of his age. He was buried in 
Scotchtown, N. Y. During the year 1911-12 he held a scholar- 
ship at Cornell University. He was principal of the Soldiers' 
Orphans School of Mercer, Pa., from September 1887 to 
March 1888. He published several sermons and addresses and 
the thesis for his doctor's degree on Einige Hauptfragen in 
Martineaus Ethik. He received the degree of Ph.D. from the 



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University of Leipsic in 1900, and the degree of B.D. from 
Princeton Theological Seminary in 1907. 

He was married Sept. 4, 1912, in Scotchtown, N. Y., to Ina 
L. Mills, who with one daughter survives him. 



CHAUNCEY BYRON MAGILL, 
Son of William Thomas and Mary Margaret (Marquis) Ma- 
gill, was born Jan. 1, 1868, in Cross Creek Village, Pa. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian 
church of Ada, O., at the age of twenty-one. He studied in 
the common schools and academy of Buffalo, Pa., and gradu- 
ated from the Ohio Northern University in 1893. He took 
the first two years of his theological course in McCormick 
Seminary, 1893-95, and entering the Seminary at Princeton in 
the fall of the latter year as a senior, graduated in 1896. He 
remained in Princeton Seminary as a graduate student a year. 
He was licensed and ordained by the Presbytery of Lima, 
April 12, 1897. He was stated supply of the church at Pauld- 
ing, O., from 1896 until its pastor May 4, 1897, and was re- 
leased from this charge June 1, 1901. After this he was pas- 
tor of the Memorial Church, Troy, N. Y., from Jan. 29, 1902, 
to July 4, 1910, and pastor of the State Street Church, Schen- 
ectady, N. Y., from Oct. 6, 1910, until his death, June 25, 1916, 
in Schenectady, suddenly of apoplexy, in the 49th year of his 
age. He was expected to preach that day in his church but 
was found dead in his bed after the hour of service with the 
manuscript of his sermon in his hands. He was buried in 
Schenectady. 

He was married July 28, 1897, in Paulding, O., to Ella Ruth 
Dodd, who with one daughter survives him. 



JOSEPH GASTON SYMMES, 
Son of Joseph Gaston and Mary Rosebrook (Henry) Symmes, 
was born May 3, 187c, in Cranbury, N. J. He made a public 



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confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of 
Cranbury at the age of nine. His preparatory studies were 
pursued under the Rev. W. S. Steen in Cranbury, and he grad- 
uated from Princeton University in 1892. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in the same year, remaining one year. 
He spent the next year in teaching in the St. Albans School 
of Radford, Va. Returning to Princeton Seminary in 1894 as 
a junior he took the full three years course graduating in 
1897. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Monmouth, April 
15, 1896, and ordained by the same Presbytery, Nov. 30, 1897, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the churches of 
Jacksonville and Providence, N. J., and was released from 
these charges June 28, 1904. He was pastor of the Lower 
Valley and Cokesbury churches, N. )., from July 20, 1904, to 
June 16, 1908, and pastor of the First Church of Mendham, 
N. J., from July 14, 1908, until his death, April 5, 1916, in 
Mendham, of hemorrhage of the brain following an attack of 
the grippe, in the 46th year of his age. He was buried in 
Cranbury, N. J. He was at one time a commissioner to the 
General Assembly and moderator of the Presbytery of Morris 
and Orange. 

He was married Sept. 5, 1900, in Mt. Vernon, N. Y., to 
Josie Gardner, who with two daughters survives him. 



JOHN MacLAEEN HICHABDSON, 

Son of Edward Bronson and Mary (MacLaren) Richardson, 
was born Sept. 16, 1876, in Geneva, N. Y. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of 
Geneva at the age of eleven. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Geneva High School and he graduated from 
Princeton University in 1899. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year he remained there two 
years, taking the last year of his theological course in Auburn 
Seminary, from which he graduated in 1902. He was licensed 



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by the Presbytery of Geneva, Sept. 24, 1901, and ordained by 
the same Presbytery, May 30, 1902. He was pastor of the 
church of Chittenango, N. Y., from July 17, 1902, to April n, 
1905 ; pastor of the East Genesee Church, Syracuse, N. Y., 
from May 13, 1905, to Dec. 14, 1908, and pastor of the first 
Church of Bridgeport, Conn., from Jan. 28, 1909, until his 
death, Jan. 11, 191 7, in Bridgeport, of pneumonia, in the 41st 
year of his age. He was buried in Geneva, N. Y. He was 
moderator of the Synod of New England in 1916. 

He was married June 3, 1903, in Akron, O., to Maud Vir- 
ginia Caruthers, who with one son and two daughters sur- 
vives him. 



WILLIAM BECKERING, 
Son of Hilliard and Cathryn (De Jonge) Beckering, was born 
Oct. 6, 1871, in Rosario, Argentine. He came to this country 
when eighteen, settling in Hospers, Iowa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the First Reformed Church of Or- 
ange City, Iowa, at the age of nineteen. His preparatory stud- 
ies were pursued in the Classical Academy of Orange City and 
graduated from Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn., in 1901. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton the same year, remain- 
ing only one year. He completed his theological course in the 
Western Theological Seminary at Holland, Mich., from which 
he graduated in 1904. He was licensed by the Iowa Classis 
of the Reformed Church in America, June 14, 1904, and or- 
dained by the Wisconsin Classis of the same Church, June 17, 
1904, being at the same time installed pastor of the Reformed 
church at Greenleafton, Minn. He was released from this 
charge Dec. 23, 1907. After this he was pastor of the Re- 
formed church of Oostburg, Wis., from Jan. 8, 1908, until 
191 1, and of the Third Reformed Church of Pella, Iowa, from 
191 1 until his death, which occurred Oct. 11, 191 5, in Pella of 
diabetes, soon after the completion of his forty-fourth year. 
He was buried in Maurice, Iowa. 



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He was married June 22, 1904, in Leota, Minn., to Nellie 
Anna Cathryn Duven, who with two sons and two daughters 
survives him. 



JOHN URSINUS NIEHOFF, 
Son of John and Anna Louisa (Yodermark) Niehoff, was born 
Dec. 16, 1882, in Archbold, O. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the German Reformed church of Pekin, 111., at 
the age of thirteen. He studied in the Mission House Acad- 
emy of Franklin, Wis., two years, and in the Heidelberg 
Academy, Ohio, for one year, and was for a time a student in 
Heidelberg University. He entered the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in 1906, taking the full three years course there and 
graduating in 1909. He was licensed and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Steubenville. Nov. 4, 1909, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the Second Church of Wellsville, O., 
from which he was released June 3, 1913. He was then pastor 
of the church of Toronto, O., from July 2, 1913, until his death 
in Toronto, Aug. 22, 1916, of typhoid fever in the 34th year 
of his age. He was buried in the Green Lawn Cemetery of 
Tiffin, O. 

He was married Oct. 19, 1909, in Tiffin, O., to Cora Mae 
Weinig, who with one son and one daughter survives him. 



ZtJNG SIANG KWAY, 
Son of Tsu-ching and Kwe-tsu Kway, was born Dec. 8, 1885, 
in Shanghai, China. He was a student in St. John's University 
in Shanghai for eight years, graduating therefrom in 1908. 
He studied in the Seminary at Princeton as a partial student 
during the year 1909-10 and became a regular student in the 
middle class in the latter year, completing his theological course 
and graduating in 1913. 

Only the information of Mr. Kway's death, probably in 
1916, has come to the editor of the Necrological Report. 



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GRADUATE STUDENT 



SAMUEL GRAHAM WILSON, D.D., 
Son of Andrew Wilkins and Anna Graham (Dick) Wilson, 
was born Feb. II, 1858, in Indiana, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of 
Princeton, N. J., at the age of eighteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the public schools of Indiana, Pa., and 
he graduated from Princeton University in 1876. He entered 
the Western Theological Seminary in 1876, taking the full 
three years course there and graduating in 1879. In the latter 
year he came to Princeton Seminary as a graduate student, 
spending one year there. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Kittanning, April 24, 1878, and ordained an evangelist by 
the same Presbytery, July 1, 1880. In this year he went to 
Persia as a missionary being stationed at Tabriz, which was 
the center of his missionary labors until his death. He was 
the principal of the Memorial Theological School in Tabriz 
from 1882 until his death. He came to America in 1912 and in 
November of that year was severely injured in a railroad ac- 
cident which disabled him for some time. He was engaged 
until his final return to Persia in writing books and many 
articles for the religious press and in speaking and lecturing 
in the churches throughout the country. In the fall of 191 5 
he started on his return to Persia and acted as the agent of 
the Armenian and Syrian Relief Committee, leaving his wife 
and children in this country. He died July 2, 1916, in Tabriz 
of typhoid fever, in the 59th year of his age. He was buried 
in Tabriz. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from the 
Western University, Pennsylvania, in 1906, and also from 
Grove City College in the same year. He published a Transla- 
tion of the Catechism in Ararat Armenian, 1885 ; Persian Life 



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?nd Customs, 1894; Persia: Western Missions, 1895; Mariam: 
A Romance of Persia, 1904; Bahaism and Its Claims, 191 5, 
and Modern Movements Among Moslems, 191 5. Among his 
articles of note were : The Atoning Savior of the Shiahs ; Ba- 
haism, a Failure ; The Russian Government and the Armenian 
Church ; articles in the Encyclopedia of Temperance and con- 
tributions to the Missionary Review of the World, the Prince- 
ton Theological Review and the North American Review. He 
was the Severance Lecturer in Western Theological Seminary 
and these lectures were published as his book on Modern 
Movements among Moslems. 

He was married Sept. 16, 1886, in Lake Forest, 111., to Annie 
Dwight Rhea, who with one son and three daughters survives 
him. 



INDEX 

PAGE 

Beattie, George Arnot 477 

Beckering, William 501 

Bettex, Paul Frederic Gabriel 496 

Boyd, Robert 485 

Calkins, Lyman Darrow 479 

Cleland, Thomas Hann 474 

Cline, Enoch Clarke 47 2 

Craig, George 478 

Darroch, John 465 

Ewing, Edward Cornelius 473 

Farnham, John Marshall Willoughby 466 

FULLERTON, JOHN QuiNCY ADAMS 4&I 

Galbraith, Robert Christy 463 

Grier, Mark Brown 495 

Hart, Charles Edward 468 

Hays, George Washington 490 

Hays, William Gilbert McDill 469 

' Herold, Julius Adolphus 487 

Hinsdale, Horace Graham 462 

Hoffmeister, Charles Chalmers 492 

Howell, David 494 

Irwin, Salathiel Milton 475 

Jack, William McDougald 498 

Killie, Charles Andrews 494 

KWAY, ZuNG-ZlANG 50 2 

Lawrence, Egbert Charles 482 

Lochead, John Sommerville 476 

McAlmon, John Alexander 483 

McCurdy, Irwin Pounds 487 

Magill, Chauncey Byron 499 

Moffat, James David 480 

Mullen, Henry Addison 493 

Niehoff, John Ursinus 502 

Oliver, John Campbell 484 

Price, Robert 461 

Ralston, John Jay 491 



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Richardson, John MacLaren 500 

Symmes, Joseph Gaston 499 

Taylor, DeWitt Clinton 467 

Tully, David 460 

Walker, William 489 

Watson, Andrew 470 

Wight, Joseph Kingsbury 459 

Wilson, Samuel Graham 503 



NECROLOGICAL REPORT 

PRESENTED TO THE 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

OF 

PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 

AT ITS ANNUAL MEETING 
May 7th, 1918 



By the Editor 



Entered at the Post Office at Princeton, N. J., as second-class mail matter 



50S NECROLOGICAL REPORT [ l 9 l & 



NOTICE 



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all the Alumni of the Seminary in the preparation of these Reports. 
When an alumnus dies, newspaper notices, funeral or memorial ser- 
mons, and any other information will be gratefully received. Let these 
be sent, as soon as possible after the death of the person to whom they 
relate, to 

JOSEPH H. DULLES, 
Princeton, N. J. 



OFFICERS 

OF 

THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

FOR THE YEAR 1918-1919 
Rev. Malcolm J. McLeod, D.D., '90, President 
Rev. Lewis S. Mudce, D.D., '95, Vice-President 
Rev. Harold McA. Robinson, '04, Secretary 
Rev. Charles R. Erdman, D.D., '91, Treasurer 
Rev. George Reynolds, D.D., '89 "] Additional Members 
Rev. Roeert B. Beattie, D.D., '99 J. of the 

Rev. Asa J. Ferry, '09 J Executive Committee 



19 1 8] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 509 



ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

OF 

PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 



Princeton, N. J., May 7th, 1918. 

The Alumni Association met for luncheon in Stuart Hall at 

12.30 p. m., with the President, the Rev. John McDowell, D.D., 

s'95~'96, in the chair. A blessing was asked by Rev. S. S. 

Laws, D.D., '51. After luncheon the Association was called 

to order for a business session. 

The Executive Committee recommended the election of the 

following officers for the ensuing year, and they were duly 

elected : 

President— Rev. Malcolm J. McLeod, D.D., '90 
Vice-President — Rev. Lewis S. Mudge, D.D., '95 
Secretary — Rev. Harold McA. Robinson, '04 
Treasurer — Rev. Charles R. Erdman, D.D., '91 
Additional members of the Executive Committee — Rev. 

George Reynolds, D.D., '89 ; Rev. Robert B. Beattie, D.D., '99 ; 

Rev. Asa J. Ferry, '09. 

The Treasurer offered the following report, which was re- 
ceived : 



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Charles R. Erdman, in account with the Alumni Association of Prince- 
ton Theological Seminary 

Received : 

From the retiring Treasurer, W. B. Greene, Jr $4-56 

From an Alumnus 100.00 

From the Baltimore Alumni Association 5 2 °o 

From the Philadelphia Alumni Association 269.00 

TOTAL $42556 

Paid: 

For lectures on religious pedagogy 100.00 

For Instruction in Homiletics 200.00 

For Printing 1.00 

TOTAL $301.00 

BALANCE ON HAND, MAY 7, 1918 $124.56 

The following resolution was unanimously adopted and 
ordered sent by the President to President Wilson : 

Th Alumni Association of Princeton Theological Seminary, 
assembled on May 7, 1918, express their high appreciation of 
President Woodrow Wilson, in his declaration of the aims and 
purposes of the American people in this war. They declare 
their courage and confidence that this war will be won ; and 
pledge their unswerving loyalty and their greatest sacrifices; 
and they pray that the President may have from God, wisdom, 
courage, and spiritual power for his task." 

President Wilson replied : 
The White House, 

Washington. 13 May, 1918. 

My dear McDowell : — 

Thank you warmly for your letter of May tenth. As you 
foresaw, the resolution of the Princeton Theoloigcal Seminary 
Alumni which you enclosed afforded me the greatest gratifica- 
tion and I hope that if there is any means by which you can 



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convey to those who took part in its passage my feeling of 
gratitude to them, you will be kind enough to do so. 
With the best wishes, 

Cordially and sincerely yours, 

Woodrow Wilson. 

At the conclusion of the business meeting, after-dinner 
speeches were made by the following: 

Rev. John McDowell, D.D., s'95-'96, President of the Asso- 
ciation ; Rev. J. Ross Stevenson, D.D., LL.D., President of the 
Seminary, on the topic, "The Ministry and the War"; Rev. 
Maitland Alexander, D.D., LL.D., '92, President of the Board 
of Directors, on "The Church and the War", and Rev. Francis 
L. Patton, D.D., LL.D., '65, ex-President of the Seminary, on 
"Christianity and the War". 

On motion the Association adjourned, and was dismissed 
with the benediction, pronounced by Rev. J. P. Campbell, D.D., 
'78. 

Harold McA. Robinson, Secretary. 



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abstract of the 
Necrological Report 

FOR 1918 

The Report for the year ending April 1, 1918, contains notices of 
one director and trustee, Charles Henry Mathews, Esq., and forty- 
seven former students of the Seminary. Seven of these died in pre- 
vious years, but the fact of their death did not come to the attention 
of the editor in time for this Report. 

Of the forty-seven the oldest was the Rev. Lewis Harvey Wade, 
who died at the age of ninety-one years and three months. Another, 
the Rev. Washington Dawson McKinley, had passed his ninety-first 
year by nearly three months. Thirteen others had passed their eigh- 
tieth year, twelve their seventieth and nine their sixtieth year. The 
youngest died at the age of twenty-five years and ten months, the Rev. 
Samuel McCullagh Linden, who fell in battle in Belgium. The aver- 
age age of the forty-seven was seventy years and three months. The 
average confessional age was sixteen years and three months. 



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DIRECTOR AND TRUSTEE 



513 



Charles Henry Mathews 



ALUMNI 



CLASS 

1851. Washington Dawson McKinley 

1852. Lewis Harvey Wade 
1857. Charles Everett Johnson 

George Whitefield McMillan, Ph.D., D.D. 
i860. Alexander Bullions Morey, D.D. 

1861. George Humphrey Fullerton, D.D. 
John Alexander McGinley 

1862. John Milton Carmichael 
Francis James Collier, D.D. 

1863. Walter Scott Brown 
Israel Carleton 

1864. Robert James Brace 
William Edgar Honeyman 

1865. Stephen Allen Califf 
Robert Scott 

1866. Levi Clark Littell 
Arthur Hubbard Somes 

James Avery Worden, D.D., LL.D. 

1867. Henry Hamlin Stebbins, D.D. 
John Low Rogers Trask 

1868. Henry Rodney Hall 

Peter Hathaway Kemper McComb, D.D. 

1870. Robert Chambers, D.D. 

Caspar Rene Gregory, Ph.D., D.D., LL.D. 

1871. [James] Duncan Brown, D.D. 

1872. Henry Bartlett Gage, D.D. 
Henry Lumpkin Griffin, D.D. 
Robert Finley McClean 

1875. Ernest Samuel Bayne 

1878. Adolph Lehmann, D.D. 
Hector Alexander McLean 

1879. Alfred Heebner 

1880. Hugh Pritchard 

1882. Leslie Lemond Overman 
1887. John Newton Forman 
1890. James Wilson Williams 



died 




Dec. 


10, 


1917 


Nov. 


24, 


1917 


Sept. 


10, 


191 1 


March 


19, 


1910 


May- 


6, 


1917 


Dec. 


13, 


1917 


March 


31. 


1918 


July 


29, 


1914 


June 


8, 


1917 


Feb. 


15, 


1918 


March 


8, 


1918 


Jan. 


28, 


1917 


Nov. 


1, 


1916 


April 


i, 


1918 


Oct. 


22, 


1917 


Oct. 


14, 


1917 


Oct. 


28, 


1917 


July 


30, 


1913 


Oct. 


24, 


1917 


Aug. 


19, 


1917 


March 


23, 


1916 


Feb. 


13, 


1918 


Dec. 


19, 


1917 


April 


2 


1917 


April 


9, 


1917 


Feb. 


26, 


1918 


April 


8, 


1917 


Sept. 


27, 


1917 


May 


13, 


1917 


Feb. 


20, 


1918 


Sept. 


16, 


191 7 


April 


29, 


1917 


March 


16, 


1916 


Dec. 


26, 


1917 


Sept. 


14, 


1917 


Nov. 


24, 


1917 


March 


3, 


1918 



514 



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189I. 

1892s. 
1894. 
CLASS 
1896. 

189/. 
I900. 
I908. 
1915- 



Joseph Edgar Maxwell, D.D. 
Conway Blizard Rogers 
Robert Harley Boteler 
John Montgomery, D.D. 

Edward McCullough Calvin, D.D. 
Samuel Craig Huston 
Charles Frederick Morrison 
Francis Young Nichols 
John Wythe Lewis 
Samuel McCullagh Linden 



1857-1858. 



GRADUATE STUDENT 
Edward Patrick Shields, D.D. 



Nov. 16, 1917 

Jan. 13, 1918 

March 7, 1918 

Oct. 23, 1917 

DIED 

June 9, 1917 

Dec. 24, 1917 

Feb. 22, 1918 

March 20, 1918 

Nov. 8, 191 7 

July 31, 1917 

Oct. 19, 1917 



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DIRECTOR AND TRUSTEE 



CHARLES HENRY MATHEWS, 
Son of Charles Henry and Margaret (Rodenson) Mathews, 
was born April 21, 1844, m Doylestown, Pa. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Doylestown at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in Doylestown under the Rev. Silas Andrews 
and in the Academy at Lawrenceville, N. J., and he graduated 
from Princeton University in 1864. He studied law in Nor- 
ristown, Pa., under Gilbert Rodman Fox, and was admitted to 
the bar in 1867 and began the practice of his profession in 
Philadelphia. He remained in that city engaged in his business 
as a lawyer until his death, Dec. 10, 191 7, in Philadelphia, 
after an illness of a few months, in the 74th year of his age. 
He was buried in the cemetery of St. David's Church, Devon, 
Pa. He was for many years an elder in the Calvary Church 
of Philadelphia. He became a member of the Board of Trus- 
tees of the Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia in 1869, and 
in 1910 was made president of the Board. He gave much of 
his time and thought to the interests of this institution. He 
was the legal adviser of the Trustees of the General Assembly 
and was a director of the Y. M. C. A. of Philadelphia. He 
became a director of Princeton Seminary in 1901 and contin- 
ued such until his death. He was a member of the Board of 
Trustees of the Seminary from 1907 until his death. 

He was married March 1, 1881, in New York City, to Har- 
riet Selma Black, who with two sons survives him. 



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ALUMNI 



WASHINGTON DAWSON McKINLEY, 
Son of "William and Margaret (McMullen) McKinley, was 
born Aug. 27, 1826, in Philadelphia, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of 
Philadelphia at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Academic Department of the University 
of Pennsylvania, and he graduated from that University in 
1848. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of 
the same )-ear. remaining three years, and continuing a fourth 
year as a resident licentiate. He was licensed by the Pres- 
bytery of Philadelphia, April 9, 1851, and ordained an evan- 
gelist by the Presbytery of Mohawk, Sept. 13, 1852. He sup- 
plied the church of Oneida Valley, N. Y., from July 1852 to 
October 1853, and the church at Tuscarora, N. Y., from No- 
vember 1853 to January 1865. From September 1864 to 
April 1866 he was professor of latin in the Temple Hill Acad- 
emy of Geneseo, N. Y. He was pastor of the church at 
Moscow, N. Y., from April 26, 1866, to April 21, 1873; stated 
supply of the church at Castile, N. Y., from January 1874 to 
January 1877, and pastor of the church at Pike, N. Y., from 
Oct. 24, 1878, to April 18, 1882, when ill health compelled him 
to give up the active work of the ministry. x After this he re- 
sided in Warsaw, N. Y., until his death there Nov. 24, 191 7, 
of old age, in his 92nd year. He was buried at Warsaw. Pie 
was several times a commissioner to the General Assembly. 

He was married Aug. 23, 1854, in Warsaw, N. Y., to Delia 
Savage Miller who died April 1, 19 16. 



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LEWIS HARVEY WADE, 
Son of Thompson and Susannah (Williams) Wade, was born 
June 9, 1820, at Connecticut Farms, near Union, N. J. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian 
church of Union, N. J., at the age of twenty-three. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in the Cornelius Institute 
of New York City and he graduated from Princeton Univer- 
sity in 1849. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in the 
fall of the same year, remaining only a few weeks on account 
of ill health. He took up his residence at Connecticut Farms, 
near Union, N. J., and became a farmer residing there during 
his entire life. He died there Sept. 10, 191 1, of old age, in his 
92nd year. He was buried in the cemetery of the Presbyterian 
church of Union, N. J. He was collector of taxes for Union 
township for twelve years. 

He was married March 5, 1878, in Union, N. J., to Ann 
Frances Rivers, who died July 24, 1910. 



CHARLES EVERETT JOHNSON, 
Son of Frederick and Nancy (Chase) Johnson, was born 
March 1, 1830, in Bradford, Mass. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Congregational church of Bradford at 
the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the Philipps Academy at Andover, Mass., and he graduated 
from Harvard University in 1853. During the next year he 
engaged in teaching in the Philipps Academy at Andover. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1854, remaining one year. 
Failing eye-sight prevented his continuing his course. He en- 
tered upon mercantile pursuits in Cincinnati, Ohio, and later 
in Boston, Mass., in which place he took up his residence in 
1870. He later resided in Brookline, West Newton and New- 
ton, Mass. He retired from business in 1890, living for some 
time in California and then in Denver, Colo., until his death, 



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March 19, 1910, in Denver, of old age, at the beginning of his 
81 st year. He was buried in Denver. He was blind during the 
last eighteen years of his life. Since 1874 he was an active 
member of the Episcopal Church. 

He was married in November 1866, in Boscawen, N. H., to 
Marianne Webster, who died March 23, 1913. Two sons 
survive him. 



GEORGE WHITEFIELD McMILLAN, D.D., Ph.D. 
Son of John and Mary (Ewing) McMillen, was born Aug. 
19, 1827, in York County, Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of West Alexander, Pa., 
at the age of twenty-two. He was a student in the West 
Alexander Academy, but did not go to college. After leaving 
the academy he engaged in teaching and entered the Seminary 
at Princeton in 1854, taking the full three years' course and 
graduating in 1857. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Philadelphia Second in April, 1857, an ^ ordained by the Pres- 
bytery of Albany, Nov. 17, 1857, being at the same time in- 
stalled pastor of the church at Princetown, N. Y., from which 
he was released April 20, 1863. He was stated supply of the 
church at Lithopolis, O., from June, 1863 to June, 1866; pastor 
of the churches of Brunswick and Salem, 111., from Nov. 26, 
1867, to April 15, 1870; stated supply of the Butler and Lone 
Oak churches, Mo., from May, 1870 to May, 1872, and pastor 
of the church at Perrineville, N. J., from Dec. 10, 1873, to 
May 16, 1888. He was president of Richmond College, Ohio, 
from 1888 to 1915. At this time he was honorably retired from 
the active work of the ministry. He continued his residence 
in Richmond until his death there, May 6, 1917, in the 90th year 
of his age. He was buried at Richmond. He received the hon- 
orary degree of Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1888 and 
the honorary degree of D.D. from Richmond College in the 



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same year. Among his publications were The Coming Millen- 
nium, and Creation and Development of the Universe by the 
Power of God. 

He was married Aug. 25, 1858, in Princetown, N. Y., to 
Nancy Josinah Akin, who died a few months prior to his own 
death. Eight children survive him. 



ALEXANDER BULLIONS MOREY, D.D., 
Son of Jonathan and Nancy (McClellan) Morey, was born 
Nov. 13, 1836, in Mechanicsville, N. Y. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Cambridge, 
N. Y., at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the academy at Cambridge and he graduated from 
Union College in 1856. He spent the next year in teaching 
and in studying law. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
1857, remaining until near the end of his senior year, but ill- 
ness prevented the completion of his course. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Albany, May 3, 1859, and ordained by 
the Presbytery of Indianapolis, May 2, 1861. He was stated 
supply of the church of Franklin, Ind., from i860 until in- 
stalled its pastor, May 2, 1861, and was released from this 
charge April 25, 1871. He was pastor of the Fifth Church of 
Cincinnati, O., from June 25, 1871, to Oct. 2"j, 1884, and 
stated supply of the State Street Church, Jacksonville, 111., 
from Nov. 1884 until installed its pastor June 17, 1885. This 
relation was dissolved in 1902, but he continued to serve this 
church until 19 10. He continued his residence in Jacksonville 
until his death there, Dec. 13, 1917, of pneumonia, in the 82nd 
year of his age. He was buried at Jacksonville, 111. He was 
moderator of the synod of Illinois, 1892-93, and moderator of 
the Presbyteries of Springfield and Indianapolis several times. 
He was a member of the Advisory Council of the World's 
Fair Congress of Religions, and was chairman of the Commit- 



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tee of Education of the Presbytery of Springfield. He pub- 
lished several sermons, tracts and essays. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D. from Illinois College in 1890. 

He was married April 19, 1861, in Schenectady, N. Y., to 
Josephine Harman, who with one daughter survives him. 



GEORGE HUMPHREY FULLERTON, D.D., 
Son of Hugh Stewart and Dorothy Blair (Boies) Fullerton, 
was born Feb. 27, 1838, in Bloomingburg, O. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of South 
Salem, O., at the age of thirteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in South Salem and he graduated from Miami 
University in 1858. He took the first two years of his theo- 
logical course, 1858-60, in the Western Theological Seminary, 
coming to the Seminary at Princeton in i860 as a senior, re- 
maining that year without graduating. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Allegheny City April 21, i860, and ordained by 
the Presbytery of Columbus May 4, 1863. He served the 
church at Lancaster, O., as pastor-elect, from November 1862 
until installed its pastor May 4, 1863. This relation was dis- 
solved Sept. 30, 1864. His other pastorates were the follow- 
ing: the First Church of Sandusky, O., from Oct. 2, 1864. to 
Nov. 3, 1867; the Lane Seminary Church, Cincinnati, O., from 
Nov. 17, 1867, to Nov. 29, 1874; the Second Church of Spring- 
field, 111., from Dec. 17, 1874, to June 26, 1879; the Walnut 
Hills Church, Cincinnati, from Oct. 1, 1879, to ° ct - l8 > l886 ! 
the Second Church of Springfield, O., from Nov. 7, 1886, to 
July 12, 1891, and the Third Church of Springfield, O., from 
1892 to 1901. After this he continued his residence in Spring- 
field until his death, March 31, 1918, in Springfield, of natural 
decay culminating in a cerebral hemorrhage, in the 81 st year of 
his age. He was buried in the Ferncliff Cemetery of Spring- 
field, O. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from Wa- 



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bash College in 1883. He published several addresses and 
sermons. 

He was married May 12, 1863, in Lancaster, O., to Mary 
Ellen Work, who with two sons survives him. 



JOHN ALEXANDER McGINLEY, 
Son of John and Jane Eliza (Maclay) McGinley was born 
Nov. 12, 1832, in Fairfield, Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Academia, Pa., at 
the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
Mount Holly, N. J., and Academia, Pa., and he graduated 
from Princeton University in 1858. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1861. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Huntingdon June 11, 1861, and ordained an 
evangelist by the same Presbytery Aug. 12, 1862. He was 
chaplain in the United States Army from January to Decem- 
ber 1862. He never entered the active ministry. He engaged 
in teaching for a time in Academia, Pa., and in Reading, Pa. 
He traveled in Europe from 1870 to 187 1. He resided in 
Philadelphia, Pa., Atlantic City, N. J., and the last fifteen 
or twenty years of his life in Reading, Pa., where he died 
July 29, 1914, of heart disease, in the 82nd year of his age. 
He was buried at Reading. He was unmarried. 

JOHN MILTON CARMICHAEL, 
Son of Simon Peter and Margaret (McEwen) Carmichael, was 1 
born Nov. 1, 1835, in Johnstown, N. Y. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Johnstown 
at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Johnstown Academy and he graduated from Union 
College, Schenectady, in 1859. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year he took the full three 



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years' course there, graduating in 1862. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Albany Feb. 11, 1862, and ordained by the 
La Crosse Congregational District Convention April 16, 1867. 
He supplied the Presbyterian church of South East Centre, 
N. Y., from May, 1862, to May, 1863, and the church at West 
Galway, N. Y., from December, 1863 to April, 1866. He was 
assistant pastor of the Congregational church of Sparta, Wis., 
from January, 1867, to January, 1876. He then served as pas- 
tor-elect of the Presbyterian church of Marshalltown, Iowa, 
from February, 1876, to April, 1880. He was stated supply of 
the Congregational church of Depere, Wis., from 1880 to 1881, 
and pastor of the Congregational church of Caledonia, N. Y., 
from Nov. 15, 1882, to Oct. 15, 1886. He served the Congre- 
gational church at Nunda, N. Y., as pastor-elect from 1888 to 
1899. After this he resided in Caledonia, N. Y., until his death 
there, June 8, 191 7, in the 82nd year of his age. He was buried 
at Amsterdam, N. Y. He published a number of sermons and 
addresses. 

He was married Jan. 24, 1867, in West Galway, N. Y., to 
Agnes Logan, who survives him. 



FRANCIS JAMES COLLIER, D.D., 
Son of Daniel Lewis and Hetty (Larimore) Collier, was born 
July 21, 1838, in Steubenville, O. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of Steu- 
benville at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the select schools of Steubenville and for one year at 
the Monogalia Academy, Morgantown, Va., and he graduated 
from Jefferson College in 1858. He spent the next year in 
teaching. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1859, tak- 
ing the full three years' course and graduating in 1862. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia April 27, 1864. 
He became stated supply of the church of Centre, Pa., Nov. 8, 



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1863, and was installed its pastor April 27, 1864. He was re- 
leased from this charge Dec. 13, 1870. He spent the next 
year in travel in Europe. He was pastor of the church at 
Dowingtown, Pa., from Oct. 9, 1872, to Sept. 18, 1888. He 
engaged in work as an evangelist in Philadelphia from 1888 
to 1892, his health not permitting him to take up the full work 
of the pastorate. He was stated supply of the church at 
Woodstown, N. J., from 1892 to 1909. After this he resided in 
Collingswood, N. J., until his death Feb. 15, 1918, in Collings- 
wood, of heart failure after an attack of grip, in the 80th 
year of his age. He was buried in the Woodlands Cemetery, 
Philadelphia, Pa. He received the honorary degree of D.D. 
in 1885 from the Otterbein University. He was moderator of 
the Presbytery of Ohio in 1866 and of the Presbytery of 
Chester in 1875, and again in 1891. He was a delegate to the 
General Assembly of 1866, 1874 and 1887. He published: 
Rules for Spelling, 1862; Christian Cheerfulness, a prize es- 
say, 1865 ; Chartiers Church and its Ministers, 1875 ; History 
of the Dowingtown Presbyterian Church, 1876; History of the 
Centre Presbyterian Church, 1881 ; History of the Class of 
1858, Jefferson College, 1883; History of the Presbyterian 
Church, Woodstown, N. J., 1907, as well as several sermons 
and temperance tracts and articles in the religious press, par- 
ticularly in The Presbyterian. He was secretary of the Board 
of Trustees of Washington and Jefferson College from 1865 to 
1869; treasurer of the Presbytery of Chester from 1875 to 
1906, and Secretary of the Philadelphia Ministers' Association. 
He was married June 2, 1874, in St. Louis, Mo., to Maria 
Pomeroy Aull, who survives him. 



WALTER SCOTT BROWN, 
Son of James and Margaret Welsh (Scott) Brown, was born 
Dec. 13, 1834, in the Parish of Kirkmichael, Dumfrieshire, 



524 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [ I 9 1 ^ 

Scotland. He made a public confession of his faith in the 
Presbyterian church of Florida, N. Y., at the age of nineteen. 
His preparatory studies were pursued in Florida and Goshen, 
N. Y., and he graduated from Princeton University in i860. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same 
year, he took the full three years' course, graduating in 1863. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Hudson (O. S.), Sept. 
n, 1862, and ordained an evangelist by the same Presbytery, 
Sept. 12, 1863. He engaged in work as superintendent of city 
missions in New Brunswick, N. J., from June 1863 to June 
1864. He was pastor of the church at White Lake, N. Y., from 
Sept. 14, 1864, to April 17, 1867. He was stated supply of the 
Reformed church of Fallsburgh, N. Y., from May 12, 1867, to 
May 13, 1868, and pastor of the same from the latter date until 
April 17, 1888. He supplied the Reformed churches of Clarks- 
ville and Onesquethaw, N. Y., as pastor-elect, from May 20, 
1888, to June 28, 1891. He was pastor of the Presbyterian 
church of Sand Lake, N. Y., from Oct. 14, 1891, to Dec. 12, 
19 10, and after this pastor emeritus until his death, March 
8, 1918, at Averill Park, near Sand Lake, N. Y., of a heart 
affection, in the 84th year of his age. He was buried at Sand 
Lake. He was a delgate to the Third General Conference of 
Reformed Churches at Belfast, Ireland, in 1884, and a dele- 
gate to the Fourth World's Sunday School Convention at Jeru- 
salem in 1904, and was twice a commissioner to the General 
Assembly. Among his publications were the following: The 
Reformed Church of Fallsburgh, in Quinlans History of 
Sullivan County, 1872; Historical Sketch of the First Re- 
formed Church of Fallsburgh, 1877 ; the Life of Austin Strong, 
1872; Annual Reports of the Sullivan County Sunday School 
Association, 1873, 1874, 1875, etc.; several tracts on Sunday 
School matters and articles in the Christian Intelligencer, and 
other religious and secular papers. He was a correspondent of 
the Troy Times for a number of years. 



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He was married Sept. 13, 1865, in Youngsville, N. Y., to 
Janet Gosman DeWitt, who with one son and four daughters 
survives him. 



ISEAEL CAELETON, 
Son of John and Mary Jane (Chapman) Carleton, was born 
March 13, 1832, in Haverhill, Mass. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the West Congregational Church of 
Haverhill at the age of thirteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Academy of Atkinson, N. H., and he graduated 
from Williams College in 1857. He spent the next five years 
in teaching. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1862, 
remaining only two weeks, ill health preventing his staying 
longer. He spent two years in the Bangor Theological Semi- 
nanry and a third year in the Hartford Theological Seminary. 
He was licensed by the Penobscot Congregational Association 
in July, 1862, and ordained by a Congregational Council in 
East Glaston, Conn., Aug. 13, 1863. He supplied the Congre- 
gational church of Buckingham, Conn., from November 1862 
until becoming its pastor Aug. 13, 1863, and remained such 
until October 1865. From 1866 to 1870 he engaged in home 
missionary work in Utica and Breckenridge, Mo. He supplied 
the Congregational church of Meadville, Mo., from August 
1 87 1 to November 1876, and the Congregational church of 
Stokes Mound, Mo., from 1872 to 1882. From the latter date 
until 1884 he resided in Utica, Mo., and from this time until 
his death in Lebanon, Ore. He died Jan. 28, 1917, in Lebanon, 
of old age and the grip, in the 85th year of his age. He was 
buried in Lebanon. 

He was twice married: (1) Sept. 23, 1863, m Brooklyn, 
N. Y., to Phoebe Miller who died Sept. 7, 1897; (2) Oct. 16, 
1902, in Sacramento, Cal., to Mrs. Hattie A. (Stephens) Ball, 



526 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [ l 9 l & 

who died Dec. 4, 191 6. Four sons and three daughters by his 
first wife survive him. 



ROBERT JAMES BRACE, 
Son of Richard and Mary (Stares) Brace, was born July 19, 
1834, in St. Johns, Newfoundland. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of 
Trenton, N. J., at the age of twenty-two. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in Newfoundland under John I. Rod- 
dick, but he did not attend college. Before entering the Semi- 
nary he engaged in teaching. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1861, remaining only eight months. He was 
never licensed or ordained. He engaged in teaching at May's 
Landing, N. J., from 1862 to 1863, when ill health compelled 
him to rest. He taught in the public school at Port Republic, 
N. J., from 1866 to 1867. He engaged in business in Wey- 
mouth, N. J., from 1867 to 1871, when he became the book- 
keeper in the First National Bank of Camden, N. J., continuing 
in this work until 1874. He was deputy collector of the U. S. 
Internal Revenue in Camden from 1874 to 1887, and cashier of 
the Broad Street National Bank of Trenton, N. J., from 1889 
to 191 1, when he retired. He continued his residence in 
Trenton until his death. He disappeared from his home in 
Trenton Nov. 1, 1916, and it is supposed was drowned in the 
Delaware. His body was never found. He was in his 83rd 
year at the time of his death. 

He was married May 28, 1875, in Portland, Me., to Florence 
C. Curtis, who with one son survives him. 



WILLIAM EDGAR HONEYMAN, 
Son of Robert Miller and Margaret Foxall (Hedges) Honey- 
man, was born July 26, 1839, in New Germantown, N. J. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian 



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church at Lamington, N. J., at the age of fifteen. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in Lamington under the Rev. 
W. W. Blauvelt, D.D., and he graduated from Princeton Uni- 
versity in 1861. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the 
fall of the same year he took the three years' course there, but 
illness prevented his graduation. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Elizabeth April 22, 1863, and ordained an evan- 
gelist by the Presbytery of Rockaway Aug. 23, 1865. He was 
stated supply of the church at Rockaway, N. J., from April 
1865 to April 1866, and of the church at Shenandoah, Pa., 
from September 1866 to September 1869. He was pastor of 
the church at Ashland, Pa., from December 1869 to November 
1870. He supplied the church at Wabasha, Minn., from May 
1871 to May 1873, and the church at Longmont, Colo., from 
May 1873 t0 September 1874. From 1875 to 1879 he was a 
teacher of Chinese in Napa, Cal. From 1880 to 1886 he resided 
without charge in Plainfield, N. J. In 1887 he was honorably 
retired from the active ministry and continued his residence in 
Plainfield until his death, April 1, 1918, in North Plainfield, 
N. J., of heart trouble, in the 79th year of his age. He was 
buried in New Germantown, N. J. He wrote various articles 
for the newspapers and magazines and tracts on temperance. 
He was married June 27, 1865, in Mt. Freedom, N. J., to 
Harriet Louisa DeHart, who survives him. 



STEPHEN ALLEN CALIFF, 
Son of Allen and Hannah Arnold (Thomas) Cailff, was born 
Feb. 29, 1836, in East Smithfield, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Congregational church of East 
Smithfield at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Susquehanna Collegiate Institute of Towanda, 
Pa., and he graduated from Jefferson College in 1862. Enter- 
ing the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year 



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he took the full three years' course, graduating in 1865. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Susquehanna Aug. 30, 
1865, and ordained an evangelist by the same Presbytery May 
14, 1867. He was stated supply of the Congregational churches 
of West Newark and Speedsville, N. Y., from May 1866 to 
May 1869; of the Presbyterian churches of Wells, Columbia 
and North Wells, Pa., from 1870 to 1872, and of the Mt. 
Zion Church of Mclntyre, Pa., from August 1872 to Novem- 
ber 1875, engaging in teaching during this period. From 1875 
to 1881 he resided in East Smithfield, Pa., being unable to 
engage in pastoral work on account of ill health. After this 
he supplied the following churches : Mt. Zion, Pa., from Au- 
gust 1881 to October 1884; the Congregational church of East 
Smithfield, Pa., from 1885 to 1898, and the Presbyterian 
church of Poundridge, N. Y., from 1898 to 1907. Retiring 
from active work at this time, he resided in East Smithfield, 
Pa., until his death Oct. 22, 191 7, in Ulster, Pa., of palsy, in 
the 82nd year of his age. He was buried in the Union Ceme- 
tery of East Smithfield, Pa. He was postmaster at Mclntyre, 
Pa., from November 1882 to December 1884. 

He was married April 27, 1865, in Williamsburg, L. I., N. Y., 
to Emily Matthews, who died May 3, 1913. One son and one 
daughter survive him. 



ROBERT SCOTT, 
Son of William and Jane (Colvin) Scott, was born Dec. 25, 
1834, in Drumholm, County Donegal, Ireland. He was con- 
firmed in the Episcopal Church at the age of thirteen. He 
became a Methodist at the age of seventeen and joined the 
Presbyterian Church at the age of twenty-one. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued in Glasgow, Scotland, and under 
the Rev. J. J. A. Morgan in Philadelphia, Pa., and he gradu- 
ated from Lafayette College in 1862. Entering the Seminary 



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at Princeton in the fall of the same year he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1865. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Philadelphia April 20, 1864, and ordained 
by the Presbytery of Oswego Oct. 25, 1865, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the church at Smithville Flats, N. Y., 
and was released from this charge May 9, 1869. He supplied 
the church at Moriches, L. I., from May 1869 until installed 
its pastor Jan. 13, 1870, and was released Jan. 2, 1872. At 
this time he determined to enter the Episcopal ministry and 
spent one term at the General Theological Seminary in New 
York in 1872. He was ordained a deacon by Bishop Williams 
July 21, 1872, and a priest by Bishop Littlejohn Jan. 19, 1873. 
He served the following Episcopal churches: Hyde Park, 
Mass., 1872-74; Grace Church, West Farms, N. Y., 1874-76; 
Calvary Church, Santa Cruz, Cal., 1876-79; Roselle, N. J., 
1879-86; Beatrice, Neb., 1886-91; Snow Hill, Md., 1891-95; 
Fort Edward, N. Y., 1897-01 ; Middleville, N. Y., 1901-05, and 
Marianna and DeFuniak Springs, Fla., 1906-08. He served 
these last two churches for eight months each year. He re- 
sided in Deland, Fla., for six months of the years 1909-15, and 
in Williamstown, Mass., during the rest of the year. He died 
Oct. 14, 191 5, in Williamstown. He published several ser- 
mons. 

He was married Oct. 24, 1889, in Waterford, N. Y., to 
Cornelia Porter Leland, who survives him. 



LEVI CLAHK LITTELL, 
Son of David and Mary Ann (McDonald) Littell, was born 
Feb. 1, 183 1, in Newark, N. J. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth. 
N. J., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in Flushing Institute, L. I. He was a student in Amherst 
College from 185 1 to 1852. After this he engaged in teaching 



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and business. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1863, 
remaining two months. He took the three years' course in 
the Western Theological Seminary, from which he graduated 
in 1867. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Allegheny 
in 1865, and ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery 
of Fort Wayne Dec. 4, 1867. He was stated supply of the 
following churches: Millersburg and Ligonier, Ind., 1867-68; 
Waterloo City, Ind., 1868-69 ; the John Knox Church, Vic- 
toria, 111., 1870-71 ; Grace Mission, Peoria, 111., from April to 
October 1871 ; Lacon, 111., 1871-72; Rushville, 111., from May to 
September 1872; Fort Dodge, Iowa, 1872-74; Winchester, 111., 
1874-76; Taylorsville, 111., 1876-78; Yates City, 111., 1879-80; 
Pontiac, 111., 1880; Gilman, 111., 1880-81 ; the Second Church of 
Mt. Vernon, 111., 1881-82, and Bardolph and Good Hope, 111., 
1883-85. At this time ill health compelled him to abandon 
the active work of the ministry. He took up his residence in 
Rushville, 111., until his death there Oct. 28, 1917, of pneumonia, 
after a few days' illness, in the 87th year of his age. He was 
buried at Rushville. For over thirty years he engaged in busi- 
ness in connection with the Loan and Homestead Association 
of Rushville. 

He was married June 18, 1873, in Rushville, 111., to Annetta 
McCreary, who survives him. 



ARTHUR HUBBARD SOMES, 
Son of Benjamin and Ruhamah French (Stevens) Somes, was 
born Jan. 24, 1835, in Meredith, N. H. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Franklin Street Congregational 
Church of Manchester, N. H., at the age of twenty-five. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in the Colby Academy, New 
London, N. H., and he entered Dartmouth College remaining 
until 1861. He then engaged in teaching in the Blair Presby- 
terial Academy of Blairstown, N. J., for two years. He en- 



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tered the Seminary at Princeton in 1863 and remained two 
years. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Newton, N. J., 
in April 1865, and ordained by a Council of Congregational 
churches at Warren, Mass., Aug. 18, 1866, becoming at the 
same time pastor of the West Congregational Church of War- 
ren. He remained in this charge until Aug. 31, 1869. He sup- 
plied the Presbyterian church of South Bethlehem, Pa., from 
December 1875 until installed its pastor Feb. 7, 1876, and was 
released from this charge April 18, 1877. He supplied the 
church at Warren, Mass., from 1877 to 1882. From 1882 to 
1888 he was superintendent of schools at Barnstable, Mass. 
After this he resided in West Warren, Mass., for two years. 
He was pastor of the Congregational church of Otis, Mass., 
from 1890 to 1894. He continued his residence in Otis from 
this time until his death there July 30, 1913, of old age, in his 
79th year. He was buried at Otis Center, Mass. 

He was married Dec. 30, 1862, in Barnstable, Mass., to 
Helen Adelaide Bodfish, who died Dec. 21, 1881. One son and 
one daughter survive him. 



JAMES AVERY WORDEN, D.D., LL.D. 
Son of Isaac and Rebecca Ann (McCracken) Worden, was 
born Dec. 10, 1841, in Oxford, O. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the First United Presbyterian Church of 
Xenia, O., at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the high schools of Xenia and Beaver Creek, 
O., and he graduated from Miami University in 1861. He 
served in the Union Army as a private and second lieutenant 
from the fall of 1861 to the summer of 1863 in the 74th Ohio 
Volunteers. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1863, 
taking the full three years' course there and graduating in 1866. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Columbus May 8, 1865. 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Mohawk Feb. 14, 1867. He 



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supplied the First Church of Oswego, N. Y., from May 1866 
until installed its co-pastor Feb. 14, 1867. This relation was 
dissolved Dec. 29, 1871. He was pastor of the Second Church 
of Steubenville, O., from 1872 to 1878. At this time he was 
called to what proved his life work as superintendent of 
Sabbath School work under the Board of Publication in Phila- 
delphia. In 1880 the title of his work was changed to that of 
secretary, and in 1887 to that of superintendent, and in 1905 
to that of superintendent of Sabbath School training. He was 
engaged in this work until his death, residing in Philadelphia, 
where he died Oct. 24, 1917, of arterio-sclerosis, in the 76th 
year of his age. He was buried in Princeton, N. J. He re- 
ceived the honorary degree of D.D. from Lafayette College 
in 1883 and that of LL.D. from Miami University in 1899. 
Dr. YVorden was a constant attendant at the General Assem- 
bly. He was a member of the Lesson Committee of the Inter- 
national Sunday School Association from 1878 to 1885. He 
was chairman of the Sabbath School and Young People's 
Work Committee of the Pan-Presbyterian Council. He served 
on the Christian Commission in the summer of 1864, and sup- 
plied various churches in and about Philadelphia. From 1888 
to 190 1 he taught the Sunday School teachers of Philadelphia 
and vicinity in Association Hall, Philadelphia. He was the 
leader of many summer assemblies and Bible conferences. 
Among his publications were : The Bible and Public Schools ; 
Cumberland Valley Normal Guide ; A Pastor's Memorial ; A 
Normal Class Text Leaf on the Origin of the Bible ; The False 
Religions of the Bible ; Westminster Normal Outlines, Junior 
Courses ; Westminster Normal Outlines, Middle Courses ; seven 
volumes of Bible Correspondence School Text Books ; eight 
numbers of the Westminster Normal Quarterly; Outlines of 
the Life of Christ; two volumes of the Bible Teachers' Quar- 
terly, as well as sermons and addresses. For twelve years he 



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was the writer of Suggestions for Teaching in the Westmin- 
ster Teacher. 

He was married Feb. 27, 1867, in Princeton, N. J., to Mary 
Reeder Hendrickson, who with one son and one daughter sur- 
vives him. 



HENRY HAMLIN STEBBINS, D.D., 
Son of Philander Wright and Marietta (Hamlin) Stebbins, 
was born June 3, 1839, in New York City. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the South Presbyterian Church of 
Brooklyn at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in Phillips Academy, Andover, and he graduated from 
Yale University in 1862. He spent the next two years as a 
tutor in a private family. He entered Union Seminary, New 
York City in 1864, remaining two years, and the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1866, completing his course there and graduat- 
ing in 1867. He was licensed by the Third Presbytery of New 
York April 2, 1867, and ordained by the Fourth Presbytery of 
New York, Oct. 8, 1867, being at the same time installed pas- 
tor of the church at Riverdale, N. Y. He was released from 
this charge Dec. 9, 1873. He was pastor of Grace Church, 
Oswego, N. Y., from Jan. 8, 1874, to Feb. 6, 1888, and of the 
Central Church, Rochester, N. Y., from April 17, 1888, to 
Jan. 18, 1904. He was stated supply of the West End Church, 
New York City, from October 1904 to February 1905. After 
this he resided in Rochester, N. Y., until his death there Aug. 
19, 1917, of cancer, in the 79th year of his age. He was buried 
at Oswego, N. Y. He received the honorary degree of D.D. 
from Hamilton College in 1883. He published occasional 
sermons. 

He was twice married: (1) Jan. 30, 1868, in Brooklyn, N. 
Y., to Caroline Stanford Van Cott, who died Jan. 15, 1876; (2) 



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June ii, 1878, in Oswego, N. Y., to Julia Frances Allen, who 
died Dec. 14, 1905. Two sons and two daughters survive him. 



JOHN LOW ROGERS TEASK, D.D., 
Son of Joshua Phippen and Mary Ellery (Rogers) Trask, was 
born Dec. 19, 1842, in Hampden, Me. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the church of Williams College at the 
age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the high school at Gloucester, Mass., in the Drummer Acad- 
emy, Byfield, Mass., and in the Atkinson Academy, N. H., and 
he graduated from Williams College in 1864. He received the 
Phi Beta Kappa key. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 
the fall of the same year he remained there two years. He 
completed his theological course at Andover, graduating in 
1867. He was licensed by the Essex North Congregational 
Association Dec. 19, 1866, and ordained by an Ecclesiastical 
Council of Congregational churches at Holyoke, Mass., Dec. 
4, 1867, being at the same time installed pastor of the Second 
Congregational Church of Holyoke. He was released from 
this charge in May 1893. He was pastor of Trinity Congrega- 
tional Church, Lawrence, Mass., from 1884 to 1888, and of 
the Memorial Congregational Church of Springfield, Mass., 
from December 1888 to December 1903. After this he contin- 
ued his residence in Springfield. He died March 23, 1916, in 
Hartford, Conn., of arterio-sclerosis, in the 74th year of his 
age. He was buried at Springfield, Mass. He received the hon- 
orary degree of D.D. from Williams College in 1889. He was 
a member of the Board of Trustees of Mt. Holyoke College 
from 1878 until his death, and secretary of the Board from 
1879 until his death. He published many articles in religious 
and secular newspapers and An Oration on the Two Hundred 
and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Settlement of Gloucester, 
Mass., 1892. 



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He was married May 1, 1871, in Dunbarton, N. H., to Abby 
Jane Parker, who with one son and two daughters survives him. 



HENRY RODNEY HALL, 
Son of Henry Fisher and Hester (Rodney) Hall, was born 
March 17, 1843, in Lewes, Del. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Snow Hill, Md., 
at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in Snow Hill and he graduated from Princeton University in 
1863. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the 
same year, but was obliged to leave before the end of his first 
year on account ill health. He engaged in teaching during the 
year 1864-65. He returned to the Seminary as a middler in 
1865 and on account of ill health continued the studies of the 
middle year until 1867, and graduated in 1868. He was li- 
censed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia Central in the spring 
of 1868, and ordained by the Presbytery of Burlington May 4, 
1869, being at the same time installed pastor of the Platts- 
burg and Columbus churches, N. J. This relation was dis- 
solved Dec. 22, 1908, after an unusual pastorate of thirty-nine 
years. He continued his residence in Columbus for a time 
and then moved to Lewes, Del., where he died Feb. 13, 1918, 
of valvular heart disease, in the 75th year of his age. He was 
buried in the cemetery of the Presbyterian church of Lewes, 
Del. 

He was twice married: (1) Dec. 2, 1869, in Dover, Del., to 
Henrietta A. Stout, who died May 1, 1871 ; (2) Jan. 17, 
1876, in Sykesville, N. J., to Mary E. Goodell, who died Oct. 
30, 1877. 



PETER HATHAWAY KEMPER McCOMB, D.D., 
Son of Robert Cooper and Ann Spencer (Kemper) McComb, 
was born Nov. 29, 1842, in London, O. He made a public con- 



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fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Hanover, 
Ind., at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Monroe Academy, Ohio, and in the preparatory de- 
partment of Hanover College, from which he graduated in 
1864. He spent the next year in teaching and in work as a 
carpenter. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1865 
and remained until April 1868. He was licensed by the Pres- 
bytery of Miami May 8, 1867, and ordained by the Presbytery 
of Carlisle Dec. 16, 1868, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the church at New Bloomfield, Pa., from which he was re- 
leased April 12, 1870. He was pastor of the church at Macomb, 
111., from Oct. 10, 1870, to May 13, 1873. He served the church 
at Louisiana, Mo., as pastor-elect from Oct. 19, 1873, to April 
8, 1877. He was pastor of the church at Webster Groves, Mo., 
from July 10, 1877, to Sept. 22, 1887, and of the church at 
Bucyrus, O., from Nov. 1, 1887, to April 13, 1892. He was 
professor of history and philosophical science in Hanover Col- 
lege from 1892 to 1910, when he was made professor emeritus. 
He resided in Indianapolis, Ind., from 1910 to 1913, in Kan- 
sas City, Kas., from 1913 to 1915, in Washington, D. C, the 
following year, in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., from April to Decem- 
ber 1917, and thereafter in Kansas City, Mo., until his death 
there, Dec. 19, 1917, of artefio-sclerosis, in the 76th year of his 
age. He was buried in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Cincin- 
nati, O. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from Han- 
over College in 1900. He was stated clerk of the Presbytery 
of St. Louis from 1878 to 1887, and completed a register of 
the Presbytery of St. Louis from its organization. He served 
in the civil war as a sergeant in the 137th Indiana Volunteers 
from May to October 1864. 

He was married June 10, 1869, m New Bloomfield, Pa., to 
Virginia Bell Hackett, who with one son and three daughters 
survives him. 



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ROBERT CHAMBERS, D.D., 
Son of Robert and Catherine Lucas (Nesbitt) Chambers, was 
born May i, 1849, in Norwick, Ont, Canada. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the St. Andrew's Presbyterian 
Church of Oxford County, Ont., at the age of fifteen. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in the public schools of Nor- 
wich and under a private tutor, and he graduated from Queen's 
University, Kingston, Canada, in 1866. He entered the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in 1866 remaining one year. The following 
year was spent at his father's home. He returned to the Semi- 
nary in 1868 and completed his course, graduating in 1870. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of London, Ont., June 15, 
1870, and ordained by the same Presbytery July 5, 1870, being 
at the same time installed pastor of the St. Andrew's Church, 
East Williams, Canada. He was released from this charge 
July 5, 1876. He was pastor of the St. Andrew's Church, 
Whitby, Canada, from July 25, 1876, to Feb. 17, 1879. At this 
time he became a foreign missionary and engaged in mission- 
ary work in Erzroom, Turkey, from November 1879 to April 
1888. He was in the United States on a furlough from 1888 
to 1 89 1. During this time he assisted the Chicago and New 
York District Secretaries of the A. B. C. F. M. Re-entering 
his missionary work he was stationed at Bardezag, Turkey, 
until 191 1. During the year 1912-13 he was at home on fur- 
lough. In 1914 he was again engaged in missionary work at 
Scutari, returning to the United States the year following. 
After this he was unable to resume his missionary labors. He 
took up his residence in Newton, Mass., where he died April 
2, 191 7, of heart disease, in the 68th year of his age. He was 
buried in Woodstock, Ont., Canada. He received the hon- 
orary degree of D.D. from Queen's University, Canada, in 
1897. He assisted in the editorial work of the Funk & Wag- 
nails Encyclopedia of Missions and compiled several of its 



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articles. He contributed sermons in the Armenian language 
for a volume published in 1907, and published numerous ser- 
mons and articles in the newspapers and magazines. When 
stationed at Bardezag he was principal of the Bithynia High 
School, and director of the Orphange and Hospital, and mis- 
sionary in charge of the Nicodemia Province, Turkey. 

He was married Dec. 31, 1872, in Dereham, County Oxford, 
Ont., to Elizabeth Lawson, who with two sons survives him. 



CASPER BENE GREGOEY, Ph.D., D.D., LL.D., 
Son of Henry Duval and Mary (Jones) Gregory, was born 
Nov. 6, 1846, in Philadelphia, Pa. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Spring Garden Presbyterian Church 
of Philadelphia at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in his father's school in Philadelphia and he 
graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1864. He 
spent the next three years in teaching in his father's school. 
During this time he spent two years, 1865-67, in the Reformed 
Presbyterian Seminary in Philadelphia. He entered the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in 1867, taking the full three years' course 
and graduating in 1870. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Philadelphia April 12, 1869. He returned to Princeton 
after his graduation for three years, assisting Dr. Charles 
Hodge in the preparation of his work on Systematic Theology, 
for which he made the index. After this he went to Leipzig, 
Germany, and became a student in the University there. From 
1876 to 1884 he was assistant editor of the Theologische Litera- 
turzeitung of Leipzig. He was pastor of the American chapel 
at Leipzig from 1878 to 1879. In 1884 he became a privat- 
docent in the University of Leipzig. In 1889 he was made an 
extraordinary professor in the same University and in 1891 
an honorary professor in this University. He held this office 
until his death. He is known to the theological world as an 



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author and a specialist in the line of textual criticism. When 
the war broke out he insisted upon volunteering in the German 
army in spite of his age and was finally accepted and sent to 
the battle field in France. He fell in battle April 9, 1917, in 
the 71st year of his age. The place of his burial is not now 
known. He received the degree of S.T.D. in 1893 from the 
University of Leipzig; the honorary degree of LL.D., in 1899 
from the University of Pennsylvania; the honorary degree 
of D.D. in 1901 from the University of Glasgow, and the hon- 
orary degree of LL.D. in 1901 from Yale University. He be- 
came a naturalized citizen of Germany in 1884. He made 
journeys to most European countries, Egypt and Asia Minor, 
for examination of Greek manuscripts of the New Testament. 
He was an honorary member of the Greek Philological Syllogos 
and Archaeological Institute of America. He was a member of 
the Phi Beta Kappa Society and of the American Philosophi- 
cal Society. He was a voluminous author, particularly on sub- 
jects connected with the textual criticism of the New Testa- 
ment. He was the translator of Luthardt's St. John, the Au- 
thor of the Fourth Gospel, 1875 ; and of the same author's 
Commentary on St. John's Gospel, 1876-78; Prolegomena to 
Tischendorf's New Testament Graece, 1884-94; Les cahiers 
des manuscrits grecs, 1885 ; Textkritik des Neuen Testaments, 
1900-09; Canon and Text of the New Testament, 1907; Das 
Freer Legion, 1908; Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen 
Testaments, 1908; Einleitung in das Neue Testament, 1909; 
Die Schriften Carl Wesselys, 1909; Vorschlage fur eine krit- 
ische Ausgabe des Neuen Testaments, 191 1, and Die Koridethi 
Evangelien (with G. Beermann), 1913. 

He was married Sept. 29, 1886, in Cambridge, Mass., Lucy 
Watson Thayer, who with one son and three daughters sur- 
vives him. 



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[JAMES] DUNCAN BROWN, D.D., 
Son of Cyrus Sumner and Julia Rosalind (Duncan) Brown, 
was born June 6, 1844, in Hannibal, Mo. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Ashley, 
Mo., at the age of twenty-one. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the high school of Shelbyville, Mo., and he grad- 
uated from Pardee College, Missouri, in 1868. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year he took the 
full three years' course there, graduating in 1871. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Palmyra April 6, 1870, and or- 
dained by the Presbytery of Osage April 23, 1872. He was 
stated supply of the churches of Warsaw and Sunny Side, Mo., 
from May 1871 to February 1872 ; of the churches of Clarence 
and Shelbyville, Mo., from 1873 to 1874, and of the church at 
Palmyra, Mo., from 1874 to 1877. He was stated supply of 
the churches of Mound City and Craig, Mo., from 1877 until 
installed their pastor in 1880, and continued in this relation 
until 1882. During this charge he engaged in teaching in the 
Mound City Academy. He was professor of Ancient Lan- 
guages in the Highland University, Kansas, from 1882 to 
1883. He was stated supply of the Oak Grove and North 
churches of St. Joseph, Mo., from 1883 to 1885, and was presi- 
dent of the Highland University, Kansas, from 1885 to 1889. 
He was President of the Brookfield College, Missouri, from 
1889 to 1891. After this he supplied the church at Macon, 
Mo., from 1891 to 1893, and the church at Tarkio, Mo., from 
1894 to 1902. During the next year he engaged in home mis- 
sionary work in Arizona. He was pastor of the First Church 
of Mexico City, Mex., from Oct. 19, 1903, to April 1, 1907, 
and stated supply of the Second Church of St. Joseph, Mo., 
from 1907 until his death Feb. 26, 1918, in Santa Fe, N. M., 
in the 74th year of his age. He was buried at St. Joseph, Mo. 
He received the honorary degree of D.D. in 1886 from High- 



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land University, Kansas. At the time of his death he was 
chaplain of the Custer Post No. 7, G. A. R., of St. Joseph. 
He served in the civil war from August 1861 to February 
1862, in the 25th Missouri Volunteers and from February 
1862 to March 1865 in the 3rd Missouri Cavalry Volunteers. 
From 1879 to 1880 he was president of the Missouri State 
Sunday School Association and was a director of the National 
Educational Association from 1888 to 1891. He published 
occasional sermons and addresses in the newspapers, and sev- 
eral Spanish pamphlets on Presbyterianism. 

He was married Aug. 25, 1874, in Clarence, Mo., to Mattie 
Young Lewis, who with one son and four daughters survives 
him. 



HENRY BARTLETT GAGE, D.D., 
Son of William and Mary A. (Lambert) Gage, was born 
June 15, 1845, in Frankfort, O. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Concord, O., at the 
age of twelve. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Academy at South Salem, O., and he graduated from Marietta 
College in 1869. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the 
fall of the same year he remained one year. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Colorado April 1, 1871, and ordained an 
evangelist by the same Presbytery Sept. 8, 1872. He was 
stated supply of the Colorado City and Colorado Springs 
churches, Colo., from October 1870 to October 1873 ; pastor of 
the Central City and Black Hawk churches, Colo., from Octo- 
ber 1873 t0 January 1876; was stated supply of the church at 
Colorado Springs from January 1876 to January 1879; pastor 
of the church at Pueblo, Colo., from November 1879 t0 Au- 
gust 1886; pastor-elect of the Arlington Church, Riverside, 
Cal., from 1886 until installed its pastor in May 1887, continu- 
ing as such until Oct. 1, 1900 ; pastor of the church at Long 



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Beach, Cal., from May 3, 1901, to April 1, 1905, and engaged 
in missionary work in connection with the Presbytery of Los 
Angeles from 1906 until 1907. He served the church at 
Downey, Cal., as pastor-elect from 1908 to 191 1; the Hope 
Church, Los Angeles, as stated supply, from 191 1 to 1913, and 
the church at Arcadia, Cal., as stated supply, from 1914 to 
191 5. At this time he was honorably retired from the active 
ministry and resided in Los Angeles until his death, April 8, 
1917, in Los Angeles, of paralysis, in the 72nd year of his age. 
He was buried at Riverside, Cal. He received the honorary de- 
gree of D.D. in 1902 from Marietta College. He was a con- 
stant writer for the religious and secular papers. 

He was married Nov. 26, 1874, in Denver, Colo., to Sophia 
Bell Cort, who with three sons and three daughters survives 
him. 



HENRY LUMPEIN GRIFFIN, 
Son of Nathaniel Herrick and Hannah Elizabeth (Bulkley) 
Griffin, was born Dec. 1, 1848, in Williamstown, Mass. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the college church at 
Williamstown at the age of sixteen. He pursued his prepara- 
tory studies in Williamstown under his father and graduated 
from Williams College in 1868. He spent the next year in 
teaching. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1869, 
remaining the first year and part of the second. He then spent 
two years in the Yale Divinity School, from which he gradu- 
ated in 1873. He was licensed by the New Haven Congrega- 
tional Association in 1871 and ordained by a Congregational 
Council at New Britain, Conn., Oct. 1, 1873, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the South Congregational Church of 
New Britain. He continued in this charge until Dec. 20, 1877. 
He then spent a year of travel in Europe and after this two 
years as a student in the University of Berlin. He was pastor of 



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the Hammond Street Congregational Church at Bangor, Me., 
from Dec. 28, 1881, to March 20, 1904. He then went to Ger- 
many to pursue special studies in the University of Leipzig 
and in the University of Marburg. After this he studied in 
the University of Oxford, England. Returning to this country 
he took up his residence in Bangor, Me., and was a lecturer on 
comparative religions in the Bangor Theological Seminary from 
1907 to 1917. From 1907 to 1916 he was the pastor of the 
Second Congregational Church of Brewer, Me. He died Sept. 
27, 191 7, in Bangor, of heart disease, in the 69th year of his 
age. He was buried at Bangor. He received the honorary 
degree of D.D., from Williams College in 1906. He was a 
trustee of the Maine Missionary Society and of the Bangor 
Theological Seminary. 

He was married Sept. 18, 1884, in Bangor, Me., to Lucy 
Frances Pickering, who survives him. 



ROBERT FINLEY McCLEAN, 
Son of Moses and Hannah Mary (McConaughy) McClean, was 
born March 13, 1845, in Gettysburg, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in Christ's Lutheran Church, Gettys- 
burg, at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Preparatory Department of Pennsylvania Col- 
lege, Gettysburg, and he graduated from that institution in 

1868. He then spent one year teaching in the public school 
of Catasaqua, Pa. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 

1869, taking the full three years' course there and graduating 
in 1872. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Carlisle June 
21, 1871, and ordained by the same Presbytery Oct. 3, 1872. 
He was pastor of the church at Waynesboro, Pa., from Oct. 23. 
1872, to April 13, 1876; stated supply of the church at Mc- 
Connellsburg, Pa., from September 1876 to April 1877; pastor- 
elect of the same church together with Green Hill and Wells 



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Valley churches from the latter date until installed their pastor 
May 23, 1878, being released from these charges June 9, 1880; 
pastor of the church at Dauphin, Pa., from Oct. 18, 1880, to 
April 28, 1884; pastor of the Bloomfield and Shermansdale 
churches from Aug. 14, 1884, to Aug. 1, 1892; pastor of the 
church at Muncy, Pa., from Jan. 5, 1894, to Dec. 10, 1896; 
pastor of the church at Dauphin, Pa., from Oct. 31, 1899, to 
June 2, 1903, and stated supply of the Park Lane Mission at 
Mechanicsburg, Pa., from December 1905 to March 1906. He 
resided during this time at Mechanicsburg, Pa., and continued 
there until his death in Mechanicsburg, May 13, 1917, of 
paralysis, in the 73rd year of his age. He was buried at New 
Bloomfield, Pa. He was stated clerk of the Presbytery of Car- 
lisle from 1903 until his death. After giving up regular pas- 
toral work he preached much as a supply in the churches of the 
Presbytery of Carlisle. 

He was twice married: (1) Feb. 24, 1875, in Welsh Run, 
Pa., to Rose E. Bowles, who died Aug. 17, 1884; (2) Oct. 5, 
1886, in Chester, Pa., to Elizabeth M. McElwee, who with two 
sons and one daughter by his first marriage survives him. 



ERNEST SAMUEL EAYNE, 
Son of the Rev. Dr. James and Jane (Archibald) Bayne, was 
born Sept. 12, 1848, in Londonderry, N. S., Canada. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the Prince Street Presby- 
terian Church of Pictou, N. S., at the age of seventeen. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in the Pictou Academy and 
in private study, and he graduated from Dalhousie College, 
Halifax, in 1871. He then spent one year in teaching and 
preaching. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1872, 
taking the full three years' course there and graduating in 
1875. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick 
Feb. 3, 1875, and ordained by the Presbytery of Prince Ed- 



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ward Island Jan. 18, 1876, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the church at Murray Harbor, P. E. I. He was re- 
leased from this charge April 27, 1884. He was pastor of the 
church at Middle Musquodoboit, N. S., from May 13, 1884, 
to March 30, 1890, and of the churches at Mabou and Port 
Hood, N. S., from Dec. 30, 1890, until his death, Feb. 20, 1918, 
in the hospital at Antigonish, N. S., of a malignant tumor, in 
the 70th year of his age. He was buried in Mabou, N. S. 

He was married May 27, 1879, in Valleyfield, P. E. I., to 
Isabella Forbes Robertson Monro, who died Oct. 17, 1917. 
Two sons survive him. 



ADOLPE LEHMANN, D.D., 
Son of Michael and Susanna (Krehbiel) Lehmann was born 
Nov. 6, 1847, in Savannah, O. He made a public confession 
of his faith in Zion's German Evangelical Church at the age 
of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued at the 
Academy at Savannah, O., and he graduated from Wooster 
University in 1875. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the 
fall of the same year, he remained there two and one-half 
years. He spent the last six months of his theological course 
in the Western Theological Seminary, from which he gradu- 
ated in 1878. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Wooster 
June 14, 1877, an( l ordained by the Presbytery of Zanesville 
March 4, 1880. He was stated supply of the Dresden and 
Adam's Mills churches, O., from November 1878 until installed 
the pastor of the former March 4 and the latter March 26, 
1880, being released from these charges Sept. 13, 1887. He 
was pastor of the church at Nottingham, O., from June 7, 1888, 
to Nov. 1, 1902; stated supply of the church at Stillwater, O., 
from 1896 to 1902; stated supply of the church at Beech 
Springs, O., from 1902 to 1903, and pastor of the church at 
Springdale, O., from Dec. 29, 1903, to Feb. 16, 1914. After 



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this he continued his residence in Springdale until his death 
there, Sept. 16, 1917, of cancer, in the 70th year of his age. He 
was buried at Wooster, O. He received the honorary degree 
of D.D. from Wooster University in 1895. 

He was twice married: (1) Nov. 28, 1878, at Sulphur 
Springs, O., to Anna Mary Blayney, who died Oct. 20, 1906 ; 
(2) Aug. 28, 1912, in Springdale, O., to Mrs. Luella (Hilts) 
Pfaff, who with three sons and four daughters by his first 
wife survives him. 



HECTOR ALEXANDER McLEAN, 
Son of Neil and Susanna (Frazer) McLean, was born May 28. 
1848, at Port Hill, Prince Edward's Island, Canada. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church at 
Towanda, 111., at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Illinois Wesleyan University and he grad- 
uated -from Princeton University in 1875. Entering the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in the fall of the same year he took the full 
three years' course there, graduating in 1878. He was li- 
censed and ordained by the Presbytery of Chester Sept. 9, 1878, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the church at Dill- 
worthtown, Pa. He was released from this charge Feb. 24, 
1881. He was stated supply of the church at Central City, 
Neb., from 1881 to 1882 ; of the church at Lone Tree, Neb., in 
1883 ; pastor of the Drawyers Church, Odessa, Del., from 
1884 to 1888, and pastor of the church of the Forks of the 
Brandywine, Pa., from Nov. 15, 1888, to Jan. 2y, 1914. After 
this he resided in Coatesville, Pa., until his death there, April 
29, 1917, of dilation of the heart, in the 69th year of his age. 
He was buried at Mount Holly, N. J. 

He was married Jan. 27, 1880, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Jose- 
phine Butterworth, who with one son survives him. 



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ALFRED IIEEBNER, 
Son of Henry Reed and Elizabeth Ann (Lewis) Heebner, was 
born Aug. 27, 1851, in Port Carbon, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church at Port Car- 
bon at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Blair Presbyterial Academy at Blairstown, N. J., 
and he graduated from Lafayette College in 1876. He entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, remain- 
ing two years. He was ordained to the ministry of the Metho- 
dist Church by Bishop Warren in 1882. He served the follow- 
ing churches as a Methodist minister : Friedensville, Pa., and 
Redington, Pa., both before his ordination. After this he was 
pastor of the church at Chapmans, Pa., 1882-84; the church at 
Glendon, Pa., 1884-87; the church at Birdsborough, Pa., 1888: 
the Mount Pleasant Ave. Church, Germantown, Pa., 1889-91 ; 
the Simpson Memorial Church, Philadelphia, Pa., 1892-95 ; the 
church at Shenandoah, Pa., 1896-97; the St. John's Church, 
Philadelphia, 1898-1900; the church at Port Richmond, Phila- 
delphia, 1901-02 ; the church at Tacony, Pa., 1903-05 ; the 
Fitzwater Street Church, Philadelphia, 1906-07; the Mount 
Carmel Church, Philadelphia, 1908-10; the church at Schuyl- 
kill Haven, Pa., 191 1, and the Ridge Avenue Church, Roxboro, 
Philadelphia, 1912-15. He died March 16, 1916, in Philadel- 
phia, of Bright's disease, in the 65th year of his age. He was 
buried in the Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia. 

He was married July 1, 1880, at Easton, Pa., to Tillie Ma- 
son, who with three daughters survives him. 



HUGH PRITCHARD, 
Son of David and Mary (Roberts) Pritchard, was born Feb. 
12, 1850, in Liverpool, England. He united with the Calvinistic 
Methodist Church, England, at the age of twelve. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in Chicago, 111., and he was a 



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student in Princeton University in the class of 1877, Dut did 
not graduate. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1877, 
taking the full three years' course there and graduating in 
1880. He was licensed by a Welsh Presbytery in May 1875, 
and ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of New York 
Nov. 23, 1882. He served the Alexander Chapel, connected 
with the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church of New York, as 
its minister from 1880 to 1913. He was also chaplain during 
this time of the Home for Aged Women in New York for a 
number of years. He died Dec. 26, 1917, in New York City, 
of a tumor of the liver, in the 68th year of his age. He was 
buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery of New York City. 

He was married July 9, 1885, in New York City, to Emilie 
Handte, who with one son and one daughter survives him. 



LESLIE LEMOND OVERMAN, 
Son of Elias and Ruth Ann (Reece) Overman, was born Feb. 
11, 1853, in Hillsboro, O. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Presbyterian church of Hillsboro at the age of 
twenty-one. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Hillsboro High School and in the Preparatory Department of 
Wooster University, from which institution he graduated in 
1879. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the 
same year he took the full three years' course there, graduat- 
ing in 1882. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Chillicothe 
July 11, 1882, and ordained by the Presbytery of Portsmouth 
Nov. 8, 1882. He was stated supply of the Winchester and 
Sardinia churches, O., 1882-83 ; stated supply of the church 
at McNeilly, Tenn., 1884-87; pastor's assistant of the church 
at Talladega, Ala., 1887-88; stated supply of the church of 
South Pittsburgh, Tenn., 1888-89; pastor of the church at 
Montgomery, O., from July 12, 1887, to June 18, 1894; pastor 
of the Page Boulevard Church, St. Louis, Mo., from Oct. II, 



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1894, to July 15, 1896; pastor's assistant of the Lafayette Park 
Church, St. Louis, Mo., 1896-97 ; pastor's assistant of the Sec- 
ond Church, St. Louis, 1897-98; pastor's assistant of the Hol- 
land Memorial Church, Philadelphia, Pa., 1898-1901, and pas- 
tor's assistant of the Arch Street Church, Philadelphia, 1901- 
09. He continued his residence in Philadelphia after this and 
from 1913 to 1914 was associate pastor of the Richardson 
Memorial Church of Philadelphia. He died Sept. 14, 1917, in 
Hillsboro, O., of Bright's disease, in the 65th year of his age. 
He was buried at Hillsboro. He was a commissioner to the 
General Assembly of 1907. He was unmarried. 



JOHN NEWTON FORMAN, 
Son of Charles William and Margaret Janvier (Newton) For- 
man, was born July 11, 1863, in Amritsar, India. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Lahore, India, at the age of twelve. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Preparatory Department of Wabash Col- 
lege and he graduated from Princeton University in 1884. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, 
remaining the first year and part of the second, when he left 
the Seminary and spent a year in visiting the colleges of the 
United States and Canada in the interest of the Student Vol- 
unteer Movement for foreign missions. He was licensed and 
ordained by the Presbytery of New Brunswick Sept. 19, 1887, 
having devoted himself to the work of foreign missions. He 
was stationed at first at Farukhabad, India, where he remained 
from 1887 to 1901. At this time he returned to the United 
States, having his headquarters in New York City and travel- 
ling through the country and delivering addresses in the inter- 
est of foreign missions. He was stationed in Etah, India, 
from 1903 to 1905 ; at Saharanpur in 1906, and at Mainpuri 
from 1907 until his death. He came to this country again 



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on furlough in 1908 and 1917. He died Nov. 24, 1917, when 
visiting the Western Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, of 
heart disease, in the 55th year of his age. He was buried in 
Lowville, N. Y. He was a commissioner to the General As- 
sembly of 1901. 

He was married Sept. 30, 1890, in Landour, N. W. P., India^ 
to Emily Margaret Foote, who with one daughter survives him. 



JAMES WILSON WILLIAMS, 
Son of Joseph and Jane (Wilson) Williams, was born Dec. 11, 
1863, in Radnor, Pa. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Trinity Presbyterian Church of Berwyn, Pa., at 
the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Berwyn Academy and in the York Collegiate Institute, 
and he graduated from Princeton University in 1887. Enter- 
ing the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year he 
took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1890. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Chester Sept. 30, 1890, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Lehigh Oct. 7, 1890. He 
was pastor of the church at Ashland, Pa., from Oct. 28, 1890, 
to April 22, 1891 ; of the church at Dunmore, Pa., from May 
19, 1891, to Nov. 10, 1895; associate pastor of the Second 
Church of Philadelphia from Dec. 1, 1897, to Feb. 1, 1904, 
and pastor of the church at Abington, Pa., from Feb. 23, 1904, 
until his death, March 3, 1918, in the Presbyterian Hospital 
of Philadelphia of heart trouble, in the 55th year of his age. 
He was buried in the cemetery of the Green Valley Presby- 
terian Church, near Berwyn, Pa. 

He was married April 19, 1904, in Ardmore, Pa., to Harriet 
Turley Allen, who survives him. 



JOSEPH EDWARD MAXWELL, D.D.. 
Son of Bezaleel Wells and Anna (Wise) Maxwell, was born 



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April 6, 1856, near Berlin, O. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Hayesville, O., at 
the age of twenty-two. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Langton Academy in Philadelphia, Pa. He then entered 
Princeton University and was obliged to interrupt his course 
at the close of his senior year, but was given the degree of 
A.B. in 1891 as of the class of 1884. From 1883 to 1886 he 
engaged in business as a member of a milling firm in Millers- 
burg, O. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1888, re- 
maining three years, but did not graduate. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Wooster, May 12, 1891, and ordained by the 
same Presbytery Sept. 28, 1891. He was stated supply of the 
church at Berlin, O., from 1891 to 1894, and stated supply 
of the church at Millersburg, O., from July 1891 until in- 
stalled its pastor May 18, 1892, and was released from this 
charge Sept. 19, 1894. From January to September, 1895, he 
supplied the church at Hinsdale, 111. He then went to Ger- 
many and became a student in the University of Leipzig. 
From 1897 to 1904 he was pastor of the American-British 
Church in Leipzig. Returning to this country in 1904 he be- 
came professor of New Testament Literature in Wooster Uni- 
versity and continued such until 1906. He was professor of 
Biblical Instruction in Occidental College, Los Angeles, Cal., 
from 1906 to 1907, and professor of Philosophy in Emporia 
College, Kansas, from 1907 to 1909. After this he resided in 
Cleveland, O., from 1910 to 1914 ; in Washington, D. C, from 
1915 to 1916, and in Atlantic City, N. J., from 1917 until his 
death. He died Nov. 16, 1917, in Pittsburgh, Pa., of heart 
trouble, in the 62nd year of his age. He was buried at Pitts- 
burgh. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from Coe 
College, Iowa, in 1905. He was a correspondent of the 
Christian Work and Evangelist for a number of years while 
residing abroad. 



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He was twice married: (i) Oct. i, 1895, m London, Eng- 
land, to Sarah Anna Hiigel, who died March 10, 1912; (2) 
June 29, 1916, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Jessie Armstrong, who 
survives him. 



CONWAY BLIZARD ROGERS, 
Son of James and Marianne (Blizard) Rogers, was born 
March 26, 1865, in Fort View, Ireland. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Glascar Presbyterian Church, 
County Down, Ireland. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Royal Academical Institution of Belfast, and he gradu- 
ated from Queen's College, Belfast, in 1888. He then took two 
years of his theological course in the Assembly's College, 
Belfast. Coming to this country he entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1890 as a senior, graduating in 1891. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, Central, April 13, 
1891, and ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of Sacra- 
mento Oct. 16, 1894. He was stated supply of the churches 
of LaGrange and Canton, Mo., from June 1891 to July 1892; 
stated supply of the Holly Park Church, San Francisco, Cal., 
from 1893 to 1894; stated supply of the church at Elk Grove, 
Cal., from March 1894 to August 1895 ; stated supply of the 
church at Ventura, Cal., from September 1895 to May 1906, 
and pastor of the First Church of Hayward, Cal., from May 
2, 1906, until his death. He died Jan. 13, 1918, in a hospital 
in San Francisco, Cal., after an operation, in the 53rd year 
of his age. He was buried at Hayward, Cal. 

He was married March 14, 1895, in Elk Grove, Cal., to Ruth 
LeBoyd, who with one son and two daughters survives him. 



ROBERT HARLEY BOTELER, 
Son of Thomas and Mary A. (Haig) Boteler, was born April 
7, 1859, in Elizabeth, Texas. He made a public confession 



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of his faith in the Methodist Episcopal church of Trinity, 
Ala., at the age of twenty-four. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in Mountain Home, Ala. He was a student in Hart- 
sells College, Alabama, and later in Oxford College, Alabama, 
but did not graduate. He engaged in preaching during 1890 
in the Hartsells group of Methodist churches, Alabama, dur- 
ing 1 89 1 in the Methodist churches at Weavers, New Lebanan 
and Marble Springs, and in 1892 in the Methodist churches at 
Oxmoor, Springville and Culman. He entered the Seminary 
at Princeton as a special student in 1892, remaining one year. 
He spent the next year in the Kentucky Theological Seminary. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Louisville in 1895, an( * 
ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of New Albany May 
26, 1896. He was stated supply of the following churches: 
Crothersville, Ind., 1897; Pardeeville and Rocky Run, Wis., 
1899; Couillardville, Wis., 1900-03; Sackwaukee, Wis., 1904- 
05 ; Sherry, Wis., 1906-07 ; the Burton Memorial and Liberty 
churches, Illinois, with his residence at Quincy, 1908-09; New 
Salem and Baylis churches, 111., 1909-10, and of the church 
at Dell Rapids, S. D., 1910-11. He was pastor of the church 
at Providence, O., from June 20, 191 1, to Sept. 10, 1912; stated 
supply at New Sharon, la., 1912-14; stated supply at Hazel- 
ton, Pa., 1914-15, and stated supply at Nemo, S. D., 1916-17. 
After this he resided at Greenfield, Okl., until his death March 
7, 1918, at Greenfield, of Bright's disease, in the 59th year of 
his age. He was buried at Gary, Okl. 

He was twice married: (1) Dec. 26, 1888, in Hartsells, 
Ala., to Mary Kansas Lee, who died May 21, 1891 ; (2) Aug. 
30, 1892, in Weaver, Ala., to Anna Hubbard, who with one 
son and one daughter survives him. 



JOHN MONTGOMERY, D.D., 
Son of William and Elizabeth (Brannan) Montgomery, was 



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born Dec. 10, 1862, in New Stark, O. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Ada, O., at 
the age of twenty-one. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Preparatory Department of the Ohio Northern 
University at Ada, and he graduated from this institution in 
1887. From this year until 1890 he was superintendent of the 
public schools of Belle Center, O. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1891, remaining two years. While a student in 
the Seminary he took a course in Princeton University, from 
which he graduated in 1892. He was licensed and ordained by 
the Presbytery of Lima June 6, 1893. He was stated supply 
of the church at Paulding, O., from May 1893 to March 1894; 
pastor of the First Church of Newark, O., from April 24, 
1894, to Feb. 20, 1899, pastor of the First Church of Findlay, 
O., from May 2, 1899, to Sept. 24, 1906, and of the church 
at Piqua, O., from Nov. 13, 1906, until his death there Oct. 
23, 1 91 7, as the result of an automobile accident, in the 55th 
year of his age. He was buried at Piqua. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D. from the Ohio Northern University 
in 1901. He was for a time president of the Miami County 
Humane Society. 

He was married May 16, 1894, in Plymouth, O., to Nora 
Estelle BeVier, who with one son and five daughters survives 
him. 



EDWABD McCULLOUGE CALVIN, D.D., 
Son of Alexander McCullough and Amanda (Johnston) Cal- 
vin, was born Dec. 1, 1868, in Wilmington, 111. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church 
of Mercer, Pa., at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Preparatory Department of Grove City 
College and he was a student in that college until the end of 
his junior year, when ill health prevented his completing his 



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college course in the class of '89. He engaged in work as a 
missionary teacher in Alaska from 1890 to 1891. In April 
1892 he was given a license to preach for one year by the 
Presbytery of Olympia, and he supplied churches in the State 
of Washington from 1892 to 1893. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1893 he took the full three years' course, grad- 
uating in 1896. His temporary license by the Presbytery of 
Olympia was renewed April 12, 1893, and he was ordained by 
the same Presbytery Sept. 26, 1896. He was stated supply of 
the church at Carbonado, Wash., from July 1896 to April 

1897. He began serving the church at Mills City, Mont., as 
pastor-elect in April 1897 and was installed its pastor June 27, 

1898, being released from this charge July 20, 1905. In April 
1906 he began serving the church at Chester, 111., as pastor- 
elect, was installed its pastor May 10, 1907, and released Feb. 
19, 1909. His last pastorate was over the Westminster Church, 
Anacortes, Wash., from April 29, 1909, until his death, June 
9, 1917, in the Seattle General Hospital, Wash., of an obscure 
disease from which he had suffered for fifteen years, in the 
59th year of his age. He was buried in Miles City, Mont. He 
received the honorary degree of D.D. from Blackburn Univer- 
sity, Illinois, in 1912. He was a commissioner to the General 
Assembly of 1901. He had studied medicine at Ann Arbor 
with a view to becoming a foreign missionary, but ill health 
prevented his going abroad. He organized the church at 
Carbonado, Wash. 

He was married Dec. 17, 1896, in Winfield, la., to Ella Belle 
Clark, who with one son survives him. 



SAMUEL CRAIG HUSTON, 
Son of Robert and Elizabeth (Miller) Huston, was born Aug. 
11, 1869, in Philadelphia, Pa. He made a public confession 



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of his faith in the Gaston Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, 
at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the York Collegiate Institute, Pennsylvania, and he grad- 
uated from Princeton University in 1892. He spent the fol- 
lowing year as a teacher of Greek in the Mount Pleasant 
Academy, Ossinning, N. Y. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1893, taking the full three years' course there 
and graduating in 1896. He spent the next year in study and 
writing in the Free Church College of Edinburgh and the 
Edinburgh University, as well as a short time in the University 
of Glasgow, and later at Oxford, England. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Philadelphia May 18, 1896, and ordained 
by the same Presbytery April 1, 1901. He supplied the 
Chambers-Wylie Memorial Church of Philadelphia during part 
of 1897. After this he spent some time in travel, making a 
trip around the world. He supplied the Tompkins Avenue 
Congregational Church of Brooklyn, N. Y., for ten months 
in 1900. He did not continue in the work of the ministry, but 
engaged in work as an art critic and in literary work with 
his residence in Philadelphia. For a time he worked in the office 
of a brother who was an architect. During the war he was 
an assistant director in the Department of Allied Bodies of the 
Public Safety Committee of the Commonwealth of Pennsyl- 
vania, representing the religious bodies in this work. He died 
Dec. 24, 191 7, in Philadelphia, of heart disease, in the 49th 
year of his age. He was buried in the North Laurel Hill 
Cemetery in Philadelphia. He was chaplain of the 22nd 
Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers during the Spanish 
War, and was a member of the Committee of Records of the 
Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia. 

He was married Sept. 26, 1916, in Chelsea, N. J., to Gertrude 
Turner, who survives him. 



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CHARLES FREDERICK MORRISON, 
Son of the Rev. Dr. John Hunter and Elizabeth Amalia (Reu- 
ther) Morrison, was born Aug. 7, 187 1, in Ambala, the Punjab, 
India. He made a public confession of his faith in the First 
Presbyterian Church of Oxford, O., at the age of twelve. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in Mt. Hermon, Mass., and 
he graduated from Princeton University in 1894. Entering 
the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year he took 
the full three years' course there, graduating in 1897. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick April 20, 
1897, but was not ordained. He was engaged in service in a 
Hospital Corps of the United States Army from 1898 to 1901. 
He then returned to Princeton Seminary as a graduate stu- 
dent, remaining one year. He engaged in teaching in North 
Dakota from December 1902 to June 1904, and was a mission- 
ary teacher at Illagan, Philippine Islands, from 1905 to 1906, 
and at Pasig, Philippine Islands, from 1906 to 1908. Returning 
to the country he engaged in teaching at Spring Dale, Wash., 
for some years after 1908. He died Feb. 22, 1918, in Birming- 
ham, Ala., of appendicitis, in the 47th year of his age. He was 
buried in the Elm Wood Cemetery, of Birmingham. 

He was married Aug. 6, 1903, in Lawrenceville, N. J., to 
Eleanor Van Cleve DeWitt, who with three sons survives him. 



FRANCIS YOUNG NICHOLS, 
Son of Edward Young and Permelia (Cheek) Nichols, was 
born March 22, 1873, at Pekin, 111. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Clinton, 
Mo., at the age of thirteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Clinton Academy and he graduated from Bellevue 
College, Nebraska, in 1897. Entering the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in the fall of the same year he took the full three years' 
course there, graduating in 1900. He was licensed and or- 



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dained by the Presbytery of Dubuque Sept. 19, 1900. He was 
stated supply of the churches of Littleton and Otterville, la., 
from June 1900 to January 1903 ; pastor of the First Church of 
Savanna, 111., from 1903 until 1909; and pastor of the church 
at Oelwein, la., from May 12, 1909 to Sept 16. 1914. During 
the latter year he was chaplain and instructor in the Bible in 
Park College, Missouri. At this time ill health interrupted his 
active work. He died March 20, 1918, in Clinton, Mo., of 
valvular heart disease, within two days of the completion of 
his 45th year. He was buried at Clinton. 

He was married June 16, 1904, in Clinton, Mo., to Ella May 
Canan, who with two sons survives him. 



JOHN WYTHE LEWIS, 
Son of John Franklin and Mary (Sneed) Lewis, was born 
March 24, 1881, in Louisville, Ky. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the College Street Presbyterian Church of 
Louisville, at the age of eight. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the high school at Louisville and in a night school 
in Buffalo, N. Y. He was a student in Westminster College, 
Missouri, from 1899 to 1902, and in New York University from 
1904 until his graduation in 1906. He was a student in Union 
Theological Seminary, New York, from 1905 to 1906, when 
he entered the Seminary at Princeton as a middler, com- 
pleting his course there and graduating in 1908. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Palmyra June 17, 1907, and or- 
dained an evangelist by the Presbytery of Newark Sept. 18, 
1908. He engaged in missionary work in Aquadilla, Porto 
Rico, during the year after his ordination, when ill health 
compelled him to return to this country. In 1910 he engaged 
in work as pastor's assistant of the First Church of Lancaster, 
Pa., and also supplied the church at Mount Nebo, Pa. He was 
pastor of the Union Church of Coleraine, Pa., from Oct. 13, 



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1910, to March 15, 1915, and pastor of the church at Waynes- 
burg, Pa., from May 11, 1915, to Feb. 9, 1917, when ill health 
again obliged him to discontinue his pastoral labors. After 
this he resided in Jacksonville, Fla., and later in Lancaster, 
Pa., where he died Nov. 8, 19 17, of kidney trouble, in the 37th 
year of his age. He was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery 
of Lancaster. He was shipping clerk of the Buffalo Meter 
Company, of Buffalo, N. Y., from 1897 to 1898; county sec- 
retary of the Y. M. C. A. for Colleges in Missouri in 1904, 
and general secretary of the Y. M. C. A. of New York Uni- 
versity from 1904 to 1905. 

He was married Sept. 10, 1907, in Shelbina, Mo., to Lena 
Armstrong, who with two daughters survives him. 



SAMUEL McCULLAGH LINDEN, 
Son of Robert and Elizabeth (Baird) Linden, was born Sept. 

30, 1891, in Dunkald, Ireland. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Rutland Square Presbyterian Church of 
Dublin at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were, 
pursued in the school at Castleknock under Dr. Hotton, and he 
graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, in 191 2. The first 
year of his theological course was spent in the McCrea-Magee 
College, Londonderry, 1912-13. He came to Princeton in 
1913 and entered the Seminary as a middler, remaining one 
year. He then returned to the McCrea-Magee College, com- 
pleting his course there. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Dublin Jan. 24, 191 7. He was a trooper of the North Irish 
Horse in 1916, and 2nd lieutenant in the Royal Garrison Ar- 
tillery from Jan. 24, 1917, until his death, which occurred July 

31, 1917, in battle near Ypres, Belgium, in the 26th year of his 
age. He was buried in the Vlamertinghe Cemetery near Ypres. 

He was married April 24, 1916, in Londonderry, Ireland, 
to Florence Elizabeth Neill, who with one son survives him. 



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GRADUATE STUDENT 



EDWARD PATRICK SHIELDS, D.D., 
Son of Henry Burnett and Joanna Kitchell (Day) Shields, 
was born Aug. 31, 1833, in New Albany, Ind. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian 
Church of New Albany at the age of fifteen. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in the Anderson Collegiate 
Institute of New Albany and he graduated from Miami 
University in 1854. He then entered the New Albany (now 
McCormick) Theological Seminary, taking the full three years' 
course there and graduating in 1857. In the latter year he 
came to Princeton and entered the Seminary as a graduate stu- 
dent, remaining one year, pursuing his studies in connection 
with the senior class. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
New Albany April 9, 1856, and ordained by the Presbytery 
of West Jersey June 2, 1858, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the Pittsgrove Church, Daretown, N. J., from which 
he was released Dec. 21, 1870. He was pastor of the church at 
Cape May, N. J., from Feb. 1, 1871, to Feb. 4, 1884, and of 
the church at Bristol, Pa., from May 1, 1884, to April 20, 1897, 
at which time he was honorably retired from the active minis- 
try and took up his residence in Bridgeton, N. J., where he 
died Oct. 19, 1917, of heart disease and paralysis, in the 85th 
year of his age. He was buried in the cemetery adjoining the 
Pittsgrove Presbyterian Church of Daretown, N. J. He re- 
ceived the honorary degree of D.D. from Miami University in 
1887. He was a commissioner to the General Assembly in 1863, 
in 1873, an d in 1890. He was stated clerk of the Presbytery 
of West Jersey from 1872 to 1884. He was county superin- 



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tendent of public instruction of Cape May County, N. J., from 
1881 to 1884. He published several sermons. 

He was twice married: (1) April 19, 1858, in New Albany, 
Ind., to Sarah Scovel, who died Jan. 13, 1890; (2) June 2, 
1897, in Bridgeton, N. J., to Mrs. Sarah (Paulding) Johnson, 
who with two sons and two daughters by his first wife survives 
him. 



INDEX 

PAGE 

Bayxe, Ernest Samuel 544 

Boteler, Robert Harley 552 

Brace, Robert James 526 

Brown, James Duncan 540 

Brown, Walter Scott 523 

Califf, Stephen Allen 527 

Calvin, Edward McCullough 554 

Carleton, Israel 525 

Carmichael, John Milton 521 

Chambers, Robert 537 

Collier, Francis James 522 

Forman, John Newton 549 

Fullerton, George Humphrey 520 

Gage, Henry Bartlett 541 

Gregory, Caspar Rene 538 

Griffin, Henry Lumpkin 542 

Hall, Henry Rodney 535 

Heebner, Alfred 547 

Honeyman, William Edgar 526 

Huston, Samuel Craig 555 

Johnson, Charles Everett 517 

Lehmann, Adolph 545 

Lewis, John Wythe 558 

Linden, Samuel McCullagh 559 

Littell, Levi Clark 529 

McClean, Robert Finley 543 

McComb, Peter Hathaway Kemper 535 

McGinley, John Alexander 521 

AIcKinley, Washington Dawson 516 

McLean, Hector Alexander 546 

McMillan, George Whitefield 518 

Matthews, Charles Henry 515 

Maxwell, Joseph Edgar 550 

Montgomery, John 553 

Morey, Alexander Bullions 519 

Morrison, Charles Frederick 557 

Nichols, Francis Young 557 

Overman, Leslie Lemond 548 

Pritchard, Hugh 547 

Rogers, Conway Blizard 552 

Scott, Robert 528 

Shields, Edward Patrick 560 

Somes, Arthur Hubbard 530 

Stebbins, Henry Hamlin 533 

Trask, John Low Rogers 534 

Wade, Lewis Harvey 517 

Williams, James Wilson 550 

Worden, James Avery 531 



NECROLOGICAL REPORT 

PRESENTED TO THE 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

OF 

PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 

AT ITS ANNUAL MEETING 

May 6th, 1919 



By the Editor 



Entered at the Post Office at Princeton, N. J., as second-class mail matter 



564 [1919 



NOTICE 

The Editor of the Necrological Reports earnestly solicits the aid of 
all the Alumni of the Seminary in the preparation of these Reports. 
When an alumnus dies, newspaper notices, funeral or memorial ser- 
mons, and any other information will be gratefully received. Let these 
be sent, as soon as possible after the death of the person to whom they 
relate, to 

JOSEPH H. DULLES, 

Princeton, N. J. 



OFFICERS 

OF 

THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

FOR THE YEAR 1919-1920 

Rev. Lewis S. Mudge, D.D., '95, President 
Rev. George Alexander, D.D., '70, Vice-President 
Rev. Harold McA. Robinson, '04, Secretary 
Rev. Charles R. Erdman, D.D., '91, Treasurer 
Rev. Lewis B. Paton, D.D., '90 1 Additional Members 
Rev. Walter B. Greenway, '00 I of the 

Rev. Reid S. Dickson, '10 {Executive Committee 



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ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

OF 

PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 



Princeton, N. J., May 6th, 1919. 
The Alumni Association met for luncheon in Stuart Hall at 
12.30 p. m., with the Vice-President, the Rev. Lewis S. Mudge, 
D.D., '95, in the chair, in the unavoidable absence of the Presi- 
dent, the Rev. Malcolm J. McLeod, D.D., '90. A blessing was 
asked by the Rev. R. Hamill Nassau, S.T.D., '59. After 
luncheon the Association was called to order for a business 
session. 

The President of the Seminary, the Rev. J. Ross Steven- 
son, D.D., LL.D., was requested to send a telegram of regrets 
and greetings, in the name of the Association, to Dr. McLeod. 
The Executive Committee recommended the election of the 
following officers for the year 1919-1920, and they were duly 
elected : 

President — The Rev. Lewis S. Mudge, D.D., '95 
Vice-President — The Rev. George Alexander, D.D., 'jo 
Secretary — The Rev. Harold McA. Robinson, '04 
Treasurer — The Rev. Prof. Charles R. Erdman, D.D., '91 



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Additional members of the Executive Committee — The Rev. 
Prof. Lewis B. Paton, D.D., '90; the Rev. Walter B. Green- 
way, D.D., 'oo; and the Rev. Reid S. Dickson, '10. 

In the absence of the Treasurer, the Treasurer's report was 
presented by the Rev. W. Brenton Greene, Jr., D.D., '80. It 
was adopted as follows : 

Charles R. Erdman, in account with the Alumni Association of Prince- 
ton Theological Seminary 

Balance as per last report - $124.56 

Received from the Baltimore Alumni Association 7.50 

Received from the Philadelphia Alumni Association.. 4.00 

Total $136.06 

Paid for special instruction in Homiletics 125.00 

Balance on hand May, 1919 11.06 

The President of the Seminary was instructed to send a 
cablegram of affectionate greetings, in the name of the Asso- 
ciation, to the Rev. Francis L. Patton, D.D., LL.D., '65, 
President-emeritus of the Seminary. 

At the conclusion of the business meeting, after-dinner 
speeches were made by the following: The Rev. Isaac M. 
Patterson, representing the class of 1859; the R ev - W. S. C. 
Webster, D.D., representing the class of 1869; the President of 
the Seminary who spoke on "The Seminary in the War'' ; the 
Rev. Prof. J. Gresham Machen, '05, who spoke on "The Church 
in the War"; and the Rev. John McDowell, D.D., '95s, who 
spoke on "The Church after the War." 

The benediction was pronounced by the Rev. J. M. Barkley, 
D.D., '79, and the Association adjourned. 

Harold McA. Robinson, 

Secretary. 



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ABSTRACT OF THE 
NECROLOGICAL REPORT 

FOR 1919 

The Report for the year ending March 31, 1919, contains notices 
of two Directors, Silas B. Brownell, LL.D., First Vice-President of the 
Board, and the Rev. John R. Davies, D.D., also an alumnus, and 
sixty-eight other former students of the Seminary. Nine of these died 
in previous years, but the fact of their death did not come to the at- 
tention of the Editor in time for this Report. 

Of the sixty-nine, the oldest was the Rev. Thomas Kirby Davis, 
of the class of 1850, who died at the age of ninety-two years and ten 
months, and was the oldest alumnus. Fifteen others had passed their 
eightieth year, sixteen their seventieth and fourteen their sixtieth. The 
youngest, David Paul, died at the age of twenty-five years. He was 
killed in France. The average age of the sixty-nine was sixty-four 
years and one month. The average confessional age, as far as ob- 
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The Report contains the following names 

DIRECTORS 

Silas Brown Brownell, LL.D. 
John Rumsey Davies, D.D. 



DIED 

June 12, 1918 
March 15, 1919 



ALUMNI 

CLASS 

1850. Thomas Kirby Davis, D.D. 

1857. Joshua Bolles Garritt, Ph.D., D.D. 

1858. Edward John Hamilton, D.D., LL.D. 

1859. Moses Noerr 

i860. John Dodds Pering 
1861. William Henry Hodge 

Kneeland Platt Ketcham, D.D. 

John Wherry, D.D. 

John C. Wilhelm 

1863. Henry Mitchell McCracken, D.D., LL.D. 
John Woods, D.D. 

1864. Edward Payson Cowan, D.D. 
Samuel S. Mitchell, D.D. 
Willis Burt Phelps 
George Lewis Shearer, D.D. 

1865. George Spafford Bergen 
John Fenton Hendy, D.D. 
James Renfrew Johnson 

1866. Reading Beatty Johns 

George Meriwether McCampbell 

1867. John Blair Edmondson 
John Lambert Gage 
Benjamin Pitcher Johnson 

1869. William Glasgow Cairnes 

1870. James Rodgers 

1873. Harlan Page Ustick, M.D. 
1875. Johnston McGaughey 



died 

24, 1918 

31, 1918 

21, 1918 

3. 1918 

2, 1918 

March 22, 1919 

Sept. 28, 1918 

2, 1919 

10, 1918 

24, 1918 

6, 191 8 

13, 1918 

7, 1919 
30, 1918 

March 10, 1919 
Feb. 20, 1919 

14, 1918 



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5, 1919 

15, 1918 

19, 1918 

22, 1918 

25, 1918 
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1876. John Wayne Jones, D.D. 

1877. Thomas S. Huggart 
Harry Holmes Wikoff 

1878. Thomas Milton Thompson, D.D. 

1879. Harvey Wlson Flinn 
Simon John McPherson, D.D. 

1880. John Merrill Kyle 
John Hood Laughlin 

1882. Robert Alfred Bryant 

1884. Lewis Franklin Brown 
James Irvine Campbell 
John Rumsey Davies, D.D. 
Samuel Gulick Hutchison 

1885. Frank Patrick Gilman 
Benjamin Lewis Hobson, D.D., LL.D. 

1886. Alexander Macy Irvine, D.D. 
William Hutchison McMurray 

1887. David Bruce Fitzgerald 
George Gillespie 
Charles James Howell 

1888. William Mann Tufts, D.D. 
1890. Robert Milton Latimer, D.D. 

1892. William Ambrose Shedd, D.D. 

1893. Edward Barth Teis 

1894. Conover Samuel Osborne 

1895. Franklin John Barackman 
1900. James Glenn Young 

1902. Edwhn Ernest Curtis 
1003. Walter Rue Murray 

1908. Frank Benjamin Allen 

1909. Alexander Stuart 

1910. Frederick Buck Limerick* 
1913- John Calvin Ely, Jr. 

William James Stoops 

1914. Andrew Charles Leitch 
John William Wichers 

1915. Richard Charles Theodore Othen 
1917. David Paul 

Daniel Stevenson Smart 



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GRADUATE STUDENTS 

1875-1876. George Edwin Gowdy, D.D. Feb. 20, 1919 

1882-1883. Hugh Robert McClelland, Ph.D. jjune 28, 1918 

1913-1914. John Ambrose Oldland March 6, 1918 

1914-1915. William Carithers Coleman Oct. 7, 1918 



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DIRECTORS 



SILAS BROWN BROWNELL, LL.D., 
Son of Moses and Mary (Brown) Brownell, was born Oct. 
11, 1830, in Knox, N. Y. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in Troy, N. Y., and he graduated from Union College in 
1852. He studied law in New York City and was admitted to 
the bar about 1852. He engaged in the practice of law in 
New York City during his entire life. He enlisted in Company 
4, 7th Regiment, New York Volunteers, April 19, 1861. He 
was president of the New York Bible Society from 1870 to 
1871, a trustee of Union College and chairman of the Board 
of Trustees of Barnard College. He was a member of the 
American Geographical Society, of the Presbyterian Union of 
New York City and of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He was 
for many years an elder in the Fifth Avenue Church in New 
York and the clerk of its session. He became a director of 
Princeton Seminary in 1890 and was the first vice-president 
of the Board from 1905 until his death, June 12, 1918, in New 
York City, in the 88th year of his age. He was buried in 
Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City. He received the honor- 
ary degree of LL.D. from Hobart College in 1887 and from 
Columbia University in 1909. 

He was married Sept. 20, 1869, in Saugerties, N. Y., to 
Sarah Stoddard Sheffield, who with four daughters survives 
him. 



572 NECROLOGICAL REPORT. [^Q 

JOHN RUMSEY DAVIES, D.D., 
Son of Thomas Young and Hester Ann (Rodgers) Davies, was 
born Aug. 9, 1855, in Abergavenny, England. He was brought 
to this country by his parents when a young lad. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Washburn Street Presby- 
terian Church of Scranton, Pa., at the age of nineteen. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in Scranton and he graduated 
from Lafayette College in 188 1. He later took a post-grad- 
uate course in history in Lafayette College during the years 
1888-92. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1881 and 
was unable to complete his course on account of illness in his 
senior year. He was licensed and ordained by the Presby- 
tery of Lackawanna, Dec. 10, 1883, being at the same time 
installed pastor of the Langcliffe Church at Avoca, Pa., from 
which he was released Oct. 6, 1887. He was pastor of the 
church at Tyrone, Pa., from Nov. 24, 1887, to Jan. 20, 1893 ; of 
the Fourth Avenue Church, New York City, from March 5, 
1893, to Sept. 6, 1898, and of the Bethlehem Church, Philadel- 
phia, from Oct. 7, 1898, to Nov. 30, 1918. He resigned from 
this charge to accept his election as general secretary of the 
Board of Ministerial Relief and Sustentation, which office he 
held until his death, March 15, 1919, in Philadelphia, of laryn- 
gitis and asthma, in the 64th year of his age. He was buried 
at Scranton, Pa. He received the honorary degree of D.D. 
from Lafayette College in 1893. Before his death he was ac- 
tive in the work of the New Era Movement. Before his elec- 
tion as secretary of the Board of Ministerial Relief he had 
been a member of that Board and for some years its president. 
He was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society; Alumni 
Trustee of Lafayette College, 1896-1902; manager of the Fall 
Conference for Neighboring Ministers and Elders held in 
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Directors ; and was a director of Princeton Seminary from 
1898 until his death. 

He was married Dec. 12, 1883, in Dunmore, Pa., to Isabella 
Moffatt, who with two daughters survives him. 



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ALUMNI 

THOMAS KIRBY DAVIS, D.D., 
Son of William Stewart and Joanna (Kirby) Davis, was bora 
Feb. II, 1826, in Chambersburg, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the College Church of Yale University 
at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in Franklin Academy, Chambersburg, Pa., and he gradu- 
ated from Yale University in 1845, being the valedictorian of 
his class. He spent the following year teaching in the Acad- 
emy at Bedford, Pa. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
1846 but remained only three months. He returned to the 
Seminary as a junior the year following and remained two 
years. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Carlisle, June 13, 
1849, and ordained by the same Presbytery, Oct. 2, 1850. He 
was stated supply of the church at Fayetteville, Pa., from 1849 
to 1850, engaging at the same time in teaching in Chambersburg, 
Pa. He was pastor of the churches of Bedford and Schells- 
burg, Pa., from Nov. 8, 1850, to June 12, 1855; stated supply 
of the First Church of San Francisco, Cal., from July to Au- 
gust 1855; engaged in missionary work at Los Angeles, Cal., 
1855-56; stated supply at Stockton, Cal., 1856-57; stated sup- 
ply of the church at Middletown, Pa., from March 1858 until 
installed its pastor Nov. 10, 1859, this relation being dissolved 
April 9, 1862 ; stated supply at Minersville, Pa., 1862-63 ; stated 
supply at Mansfield, O., from July 1863 until installed its pas- 
tor, Sept. 21, 1865, this relation being dissolved May 9, 1867; 
professor of languages in the Vermilion Institute of Hayes- 
ville, O., 1867-71 ; stated supply of the churches of Hayes- 



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ville and McKay, O., from October 1867 until installed their 
pastor Nov. 7, 1868, this relation being dissolved Sept. 13, 1871 ; 
he was financial secretary of Wooster University from 1871 
to 1875 ; stated supply of the church at Mt. Gilead, O., 1875-76 ; 
stated supply of the Loudonville and Perrysville churches, O., 
1875-79; pastor of the Westminster Church, Wooster, O., 
1879-80; stated supply of the church at Lexington, O., 1880- 
83; stated supply of the church at West Salem, O., 1885, and 
stated supply of the church at Nashville, O., 1885-86. He was 
librarian and professor of Bibliography of Wooster University 
from 1877 to 1904, when he was made librarian emeritus. Af- 
ter this time he was in daily attendance at his desk in the li- 
brary until 191 3. He died Dec. 24, 1918, in Wooster, of heart 
failure, in the 93rd year of his age. He was the oldest living 
alumnus of the Seminary at the time of his death. He was 
buried at Wooster, O. He received the honorary degree of 
D.D. from Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, Pa., in 1880, and 
in the same year from Parsons College, Fairfield, O. He was 
a trustee of the Vermilion Institute and secretary of the Board 
from 1867 to 1 87 1 ; a trustee of Wooster University from 1877 
to 1900, and secretary of this Board from 1877 to 1908. 
Among his publications were The Perpetuity of Literature, 
1845; Our National Literature, 1845; Scripture and Logic— 
Which?, 1890; Woman's Mind and Mission, 1893; Socialism, 
1898; The Calvinistic System, 1900; The Future Life, 1907; 
The Davis Family, 1912, and Mind and Spirit: a study in psy- 
chology, 191 4. He also wrote many pamphlets and articles 
for magazines and newspapers. He was a commissioner to the 
General Assembly of 1918, being the oldest member of that 
body. 

He was married Aug. 14, 1851, in Carlisle, Pa., to Mary 
Hayes Proctor, who died March 28, 1908. Two sons and 
three daughters survive him. 



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JOSHUA BOLLES GARBITT, Ph.D.. LL.D., 
Son of Joshua and Margaret Cowan (Bolles) Garritt, was 
born Jan. 23, 1832, in Litchfield, Conn. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Pelphi, Ind., 
at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in Delphi under the Rev. E. W. Wright, and he graduated 
from Hanover College in 1853. He then spent a year in 
teaching in Evansville, Ind. He took the first year of his theo- 
logical course, 1854-55, in the New Albany (now McCormick) 
Theological Seminary, and entered the Seminary at Princeton 
in 1855, remaining one year. He was licensed by the Presby- 
tery of Logansport, June 4, 1855, and ordained an evangelist 
by the Presbytery of Madison, April 8, 1863. He was pro- 
fessor of the Latin and Greek Languages in Hanover College 
from 1856 to 1906. During this time he served the following 
churches: Lancaster, Ind., 1862-64; Lexington, Ind., 1863- 
64; Hanover, Ind., 1866-68, 1873-75, 1878-83, 1885-86. In 
1906 he retired from his professorship and was made profes- 
sor emeritus. He continued his residence in Hanover, Ind., 
until his death there Aug. 31, 1918, or arterio-sclerosis, in the 
87th year of his age. He was buried at Hanover. He received 
the degree of Ph.D. from Wooster University in 1881 and the 
degree of LL.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1909. 
He published numerous lectures and articles in newspapers 
and college publications. 

He was married Dec. 25, 1856, in Hanover, Ind., to Sarah 
Almira Crowe, who died Jan. 2, 1897. One son and two 
daughters survive him. 



EDWABD JOHN HAMILTON, D.D., LL.D., 
Son of the Rev. William and Anna (Patterson) Hamilton, was 
born Nov. 29, 1834, in Belfast, Ireland. He came to this 
country in his early youth. He made a public confession of 



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his faith in the Fifth Presbyterian Church of Cincinnati at the 
age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Mt. Vernon Academy, Ohio, and under the instruction of his 
father, and he graduated from Hanover College, Indiana, in 
1853. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of 
the same year, remaining one year. He then studied theology 
for four months in the New Albany (now McCormick) Semi- 
nary and later for three months in Union Seminary. Return- 
ing to Princeton in 1856 he completed his theological studies 
there, graduating from this institution in 1858. He was li- 
censed by the First Presbytery of New York, April 7, 1858, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Nassau, Nov. 25, 1858, be- 
ing at the same time installed pastor of the church at Oyster 
Bay, N. Y., from which he was released Oct. 1, 1861. He 
labored as an evangelist in Dromore, Ireland, from November 
1862 to April 1863. Returning to this country he became a 
chaplain in the United States Army, serving as chaplain of 
the 7th New Jersey Volunteers from December 1863 to Au- 
gust 1865. He was pastor of the church at Hamilton, O., from 
June 27, 1866, to Sept. 1, 1868. He was professor of Mental 
Philosophy in Hanover College, Indiana, from 1868 to 1879; 
acting professor of Logic, Ethics and Political Science in 
Princeton University from 1882 to 1883; professor of Intel- 
lectual Science and Hebrew in Hamilton College from 1883 
to 1891, and spent the next three years in literary work in New 
York City. He was professor of Philosophy in Whitworth 
College, Washington, from 1894 to 1895, and professor of 
Philosophy in the University of the State of Washington from 
1895 to 1899. After this he engaged in literary work with his 
residence in Plainfield, N. J., and Des Moines, Iowa. He died 
Nov. 21, 1918, in Buffalo, N. Y., of cystitis and myocarditis, 
in the 84th year of his age. He was buried at Syracuse, N. Y. 
He received the honorary degree of S.T.D. from Wabash 



57§ NECROLOGICAL REPORT. [ I 9 I 9 

College in 1877 ; the honorary degree of D.D. from Monmouth 
College, Illinois, in 1877, and the honorary degree of LL.D. 
from Hanover College, Indiana, in 1917. He published num- 
erous books and other writings, among them being: A New 
Analysis in Fundamental Morals, 1870; The Human Mind, 
1883; The Modalist, 1891 ; The Moral Law, 1902; Perzeption- 
alismus und Modelismus, eine Erkenntnistheorie, 191 1; Er- 
kennen und Schliessen, eine Theortische Logik, 1912; Ration- 
al Orthodoxy, 191 7, and articles in various periodicals. 

He was married Sept. 23, 1867, in Hudson, Wis., to Mrs. 
Eliza (Cleland) Hume, who died Sept. 14, 1910. Two sons 
and two step sons survive him. 



MOSES NOEPJt, 
Son of John Michael and Wilhelmina (Brant) Noerr, was born 
Aug. 17, 1833, in Philadelphia, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Amherst College Church at the age 
of twenty-one. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
English and Classical High School of St. Louis, Mo., and he 
graduated from Amherst College in 1855. He spent the fol- 
lowing year teaching in Missouri and Illinois. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of 1856, he took the full 
three years' course there and graduated in 1859. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of St. Louis, Aug. 5, 1859, and or- 
dained by the Presbytery of Dubuque, June 19, i860. He was 
stated supply of the church at Maquoketa, la., from 1859 until 
the time of his ordination, when he was installed its pastor, 
and was released from this charge April 1, 1864. During this 
time he served the church at Andrew, la., as stated supply. 
After this he served the following churches : pastor elect of 
the church at Bellevue, la., from Dcember 1864 to August 
1866; stated supply of the church at Arlington, 111., from Jan- 
uary 1866 to May 1868; stated supply of the churches of 



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Beulah and Coal Valley, 111., from December 1868 to July 
1870; pastor elect of the church at Paxton, 111., from July 1, 
1870, to May 7, 1871 ; pastor of the church at Milan, 111., from 
Nov. 7, 1871, to Sept. 18, 1877; stated supply of the church at 
Beulah, 111., from November 1877 to August 1878; stated sup- 
ply of the church at Gilman, 111., from December 1878 to 
November 1880; pastor elect of the church at Decatur, Mich., 
from November 1880 to January 1883 ; pastor of the church 
at Hamburg, la., from April 1, 1883, to April 23, 1887; pastor 
elect of the church at Leon, la., from December 1887 to June 
1 89 1 ; stated supply of the church at Dallas Center, la., from 
August 1892 to September 1893 ; stated supply of the church 
at Sidney, la., from September 1893, to May 1896; stated 
supply of the church at Hollister, Cal., from October 1897 
to December 1898. After this he resided in San Jose, from 
1898 to 1899, and thereafter in Kansas City, Kan., until his 
death there, Aug. 3, 1918, of paresis, within fourteen days of 
the completion of his 85th year. He was buried in the Wood- 
lawn Cemetery of Kansas City, Kan. 

He was married July 15, 1896, in Tamalpias, Cal., to Mrs. 
Cornelia Mead Barrows, who died July 2, 1899. 



JOHN DODDS PERING, 
Son of John Orchard and Matilda Ann (Dodds) Pering, was 
born Nov. 27, 1835, in Bloomington, Ind. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Bloom- 
ington at the age of twelve. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Preparatory Department of Indiana University, 
and he graduated from that institution in 1857. He entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, re- 
maining only seven months. He completed his theological 
course in McCormick Seminary from which he graduated in 
1 86 1. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Chicago, April 



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11, 1861, and then spent a year in teaching in McCormick 
Seminary. He was ordained by the Presbytery of Dubuque, 
Oct. 23, 1862, being at the same time installed pastor of the 
church at Foreston, la., from which he was released Oct. 8, 
1863. He was stated supply of the churches of Jessup and 
Barclay, la., from November 1862 to November 1865; stated 
supply of the church at Rock Run, 111., from April to October 
1866; agent for the Board of Publication in Indiana from 
October 1866 to October 1868; stated supply of the churches 
at Mt. Eaton and Berlin, O., from December 1868 to July 
1869; agent for the Board of Publication within the bounds of 
the Presbytery of Topeka from July 1874 to November 1877; 
stated supply of the church at Cheever, Kan., 1877-80; pro- 
fessor of Latin and Greek in Park College, 1881 ; stated supply 
of the church at Oak Hill, (Clay Centre) Kan., 1886-96, and 
treasurer of the Clay County Bible Society, Kan., from 1896 
to 1900. After this he resided in Dayton, O., until 1909 and 
then in Brookville, O., until his death near Brookville, Jan. 
2, 1918, of gastro-entiritis, in the 83rd year of his age. He was 
buried in the Parish Cemetery of Arlington, O. He was stated 
clerk of the Presbytery of Solomon from 1876 to 1880. 

He was twice married: (1) Oct. 6, 1863, in Foreston, la., 
to Martha Emma Brown, who died Oct. 19, 1865 ; (2) Feb. 6, 
1896, in Clay Centre, Kan., to Mrs. Celina (Ross) Spence, 
who survives him. 



WILLIAM HENBY HODGE, 
Son of Dr. Hugh Lenox and Margaret Elizabeth (Aspinwall) 
Hodge, was born June 14, 1838, in Philadelphia, Pa. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the Second Presbyterian 
Church of Philadelphia at the age of seventeen. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in the Academical Department 
of the University of Pennsylvania, from which University he 



I9I9] NECROLOGICAL REPORT. 581 

graduated in 1857. He matriculated as a student in Princeton 
Seminary in 1857 but remained one year at home in private 
study. Returning to Princeton in 1858 he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1861, and remained a year 
longer as a graduate student. He was licensed by the Presby- 
tery of Philadelphia Central, April 3, 1861,, and ordained by 
the same Presbytery, Jan. 4, 1864. He was pastor of the 
church at Red Mills, N. Y., from May 3, 1864, to May 24, 
1868. He spent the following year in Europe. He supplied the 
Columbia Avenue Church, Philadelphia, from Nov. 28, 1869, 
until installed its pastor June 20, 1870, and was released from 
this charge May 4, 1891, being made pastor emeritus. This 
church is now known as the McDowell Memorial Church. 
From this time until his death he resided in Chestnut Hill, 
Philadelphia, where he died March 22, 1919, in the 82nd 
year of his age. He was buried in the Laurel Hill Cemetery 
of Philadelphia. 

He was married April 13, 1871, in Hartford, Conn., to Alice 
Cogswell Weld, who died June 22, 190 1. 



oeeland:platt eetcham, d.d., 

Son of Zaphar and Elizabeth (Piatt) Ketcham, was born 
Sept. 6, 1837, m Babylon, L. I., N. Y. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Hunt- 
ington, L. I., at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in Ashland Hall, Montclair, N. J., and he grad- 
uated from Princeton University in 1857. He then spent one 
year in teaching in Wappinger's Falls, N. Y. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1858, taking the full three years' 
course there and graduating in 1861. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Long Island in September i860 and ordained 
by the Presbytery of Burlington May 5, 1863. He was assist- 
ant to the pastor of the First Church of Peekskill, N. Y., from 



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June to October 1861, and stated supply of the church of 
Franklinville, L. I., from November 1861 to March 1862. He 
supplied the churches of Tuckerton and Bass River, N. J., from 
June 1862 until installed their pastor at the time of his ordina- 
tion, and was released from these charges Aug. 31, 1864. He 
was pastor of the church at Allentown, N. J., from Aug. 31, 
1864, to April 11, 1 87 1, and of the First Church of Plainfield, 
N. J., from April 25, 1871, to March 25, 1892. He continued 
his residence in Plainfield for two years. He was pastor of 
the church at Freeport, L. I., N. Y., from March 15, 1894, to 
Jan. 1, 1908. He then resided in New York City until 1914. 
He was stated supply of the church of Rockledge, Fla., from 
1914 to 1916. He continued his residence in Rockledge until 
his death. He died Sept. 28, 1918, in the General Hospital of 
Parry Sound, Canada, of carcinoma, in the 82nd year of his 
age. He was buried in North Plainfield Cemetery, Plainfield, 
N. J. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from Rutgers 
College in 1869. He published Organized Christianity; or, 
New Testament Unity Demanded and Feasible in the Twentieth 
Century, 1908. 

He was twice married: (1) June 4, 1861, in Willoughby, O., 
to Emily A. Everett, who died March 8, 1887; (2) Oct. 8, 
1897, in Boonton, N. J., to Reta Eleanor Crane, who with one 
son by his first wife survives him. 



JOHN WHERBY, D.D., 
Son of Samuel and Margaret (McCune) Wherry, was born 
May 23, 1837, near Shippensburg, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Middle Spring Presbyterian church, 
Pa., at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Franklin Academy, Fayetteville, Pa., and he 
graduated from Princeton University in 1858. Entering the 



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Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year he took 
the full three years' course there, graduating in 1861. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Carlisle, Oct. 2, 1861, and then 
engaged in preaching in the army camps during the Civil War 
until 1864. He was ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery 
of Carlisle, March 16, 1864, having devoted himself to the 
work of foreign missions. He spent his entire life as a mis- 
sionary in China. In Shanghai from 1864 to 1870; in Chefoo 
from 1870 to 1872 ; in Peking from 1872 to 1875 ; in Tungchow 
from 1878 to 1880, and in Peking from 1880 until his death 
there Jan. 22, 1919, of heart failure due to his advanced years, 
in the 82nd year of his age. He was buried at Peking. He 
received the honorary degree of D.D. from Wooster Univer- 
sity in 1892 and from Princeton University in 1895. He was 
a commissioner to the General Assembly in 1876, 1886 and 
1896. He was moderator of the Northern Synod of China in 
1903, and a delegate to the Missionary Conference at Shanghai 
in 1907. He was chairman of the Church Confederation held 
in Peitaiho in 1907. He published about forty volumes of 
Pai Iih Hsiich K6 (Sunday School Lessons) from-1881 to 
1893; a sketch of the work of the late William Gamble, Esq., 
Londonderry, 1888, as well as many articles, pamphlets, re- 
ports, etc., in the Chinese and English periodicals in China. 
Before his death he had just completed a translation of the 
Bible into classical literary Chinese, on which he had labored 
for eighteen years. He was head master of the Presbyterian 
High School of Peking; acting president of the Shantung Pres- 
byterian College, 1878-80; professor of New Testament Exe- 
gesis in the North China Educational Union Theological 
School, Peking, from 1905 until his death; professor of Astron- 
omy and Mathematics in the North China College of Liberal 
Arts, Tungchow after 1906; was vice-president of the Board 
of Managers of the Peking University, 1904 until his death, 



584 NECROLOGICAL REPORT. [ I 9 I 9 

and secretary of the Publication Committee of the North China 
Tract Society for many years. 

He was married Dec. 31, 1863, near Carlisle, Pa., to Sara 
Ellen Brandon, who died Aug. 25, 1908. Two sons survive 
him. 



JOHN C. WILHELM, 
Son of Jacob and Hannah (Witherow) Wilhelm, was born 
Feb. 13, 1835, near Fannettsburg, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Lower Path Valley Presbyterian 
Church, Pa., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Milnwood Academy of Shade Gap, and 
in Fannettsburg, Pa., and he graduated from Lafayette Col- 
lege in 1857. He then spent a year teaching at Bath, Pa. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1858, taking the full 
three years' course there and graduating in 1861. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Carlisle, May 16, 1861, and or- 
dained by the same Presbytery Dec. 12, 1864. He was stated 
supply of the churches of Rome and Potterville, Pa., from May 
1 86 1 to October 1863, engaging at the same time in teaching, 
and stated supply of the church at Williamsport, Md., from 
October 1863 to August 1864, teaching also during this year. 
He was a private in the U. S. Army from 1864 to 1865 and 
chaplain from May 8, 1865, to Dec. 10, of the same year. 
He was stated supply of the church at York Sulphur Springs, 
Pa., from March to September 1866 ; stated supply at Elwood, 
N. J., from April 1867 to April 1868; engaged in teaching in 
Shippensburg, Pa., 1868-69; pastor of the church at Schells- 
burg, Pa., 1869-71, stated supply of the churches of Bethel and 
Shaver's Creek, Pa., from April 1871 until installed their pas- 
tor in April 1872, being released in April 1877 ; stated supply 
of the church at Petersburg, Pa., 1877-79, and stated supply 
of the churches of Saxton and Yellow Creek, Pa., 1879-83. 



I9I9] NECROLOGICAL REPORT. 585 

At this time he withdrew from the Presbyterian Church, en- 
tering the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He 
engaged in teaching in Petersburg, Pa., in 1884 and in Riddles- 
burgh, Pa., in 1885. He was pastor of the M. E. church of 
Burnt Cabins, Pa., 1886-87; labored in the Emporium Circuit, 
1888-89; pastor of the M. %. church at Westport, Pa., 1890- 
93; pastor of the M. E. church at Mill Hall, Pa., 1893-98; 
of the church at Utahville, Pa., 1898-99 ; of the church at Ben- 
ton, Pa., 1899-1902; of the church at Jonestown, (Fishing 
Creek) Pa., 1902-05, and of the Park Place and Delanco 
churches, 1905-07. He was at this time superannuated and 
thereafter resided in Philadelphia until his death there, Nov. 
10, 1918, of heart failure, in the 84th year of his age. He was 
buried in the Old Home Cemetery near Fannettsburg, Pa. 
He was a commissioner to the General Assembly of 1880. 

He was married May 29, 1862, in Fannettsburg, Pa., to 
Katherine I. Elliott, who died July 25, 1882. One son and one 
daughter survive him. 



HENRY MITCHELL MacCRACKEN, D.D., LL.D., 
Son of the Rev. John Steele and Eliza Hawkins (Dougherty) 
MacCracken, was born Sept. 28, 1840, in Oxford, O. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the First Presbyter- 
ian Church of Xenia, O., at the age of twenty. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued in Miami, O., and under his father, 
and he graduated from the Miami University in 1857. He was 
a teacher in the Grove Academy, Cedarville, O., 1859-58; 
superintendent of the graded school of South Charleston, O., 
1858-60, and teacher of the classics in the public school of 
Xenia, O., 1860-61. He spent two years in the United Pres- 
byterian Seminary of Xenia, 1860-2, and entered the Seminary 
at Princeton in the latter year as a senior, but was obliged to 



586 NECROLOGICAL REPORT. [ I 9 I 9 

leave just before graduation on account of the death of his 
father. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Miami, April 9, 

1862, and ordained by the Presbytery of Columbus, Nov. 17, 

1863, being at the same time installed pastor of the West- 
minster Church, Columbus, O., from which he was released 
July 9, 1867. After this he spent a year of study in Germany 
in the University of Wiirtenburg and in the University of 
Berlin. He was stated supply of the First Church of Toledo, 
O., from November 1868 until installed its pastor, Feb. 1, 
1870, and was released from this charge June 27, 1881. He 
was chancellor of the Western University in Pittsburgh from 
1881 to 1884, and became professor of Philosophy in the Uni- 
versity of New York in 1884. He was made vice-chancellor 
in 1885 and chancellor in 1891, continuing such until 1910, 
when he was made chancellor emeritus. He continued his 
residence in New York until his death, suddenly, Dec. 24, 1918, 
in Orlando, Fla., of nephritis, in the 79th year of his age. He 
was buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City. He