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Necrological Reports 

AND ANNUAL PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 



OF 



PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL 
SEMINARY 



VOLUME V 
1920-1929 



By THE Editor 



1929 



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. " Wiluam 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. Cr.^ven, 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. Studdiford, D.D., of Trenton, N.J. 

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



1902-03. 

1903-04. 

1904-05. 

1905-06. 

1906-07. 

1907-08. 

1908-09. 

1909-10. 

I9I0-II. 

igii-i2. 

1912-13. 

1913-14. 

1914-15- 

1915-16. 

1916-17. 

1917-18. 

1918-19. 

1919-20. 

1920-21. 

1921-22. 

1922-23. 

1923-24. 

1924-25. 

1925-26. 

1926-27. 

1927-28. 

1928-29. 



Pres 
Rev 



Francis L. Patton, D.D., LL.D., of Princeton. 
A. Woodruff Halsey, D.D., of New York City. 
Edward B. Hodge, D.D., of Philadelphia. 
John DeWitt, D.D., LL.D., of Princeton. 
William L. McEwan, D.D., of Pittsburgh. Pa. 
J. Ritchie Smith, D.D., of Harrisburg, Pa. 
James M. Barkley, D.D., of Detroit, Mich. 
Charles Wood, D.D., of Washington, D.C, 
Charles R. Erdman, D.D., of Princeton. 
Joseph H. Dulles, of Princeton. 
James G. K. McClure, D.D., LL.D., of Chicago, 111. 
William B. Jennings, D.D., of Philadelphia. 
George C. Yeisley, D.D., of Hudson, N.Y. 
Russell Cecil, D.D., of Richmond, Va. 
William H. Roberts, D.D., LL.D., of Philadelphia. 
John McDowell, D.D., of Baltimore, Md. 
Malcolm J. McLeod, D.D., of New York City. 
Lewis S. Mudge, D.D., of Philadelphia. 
George Alexander, D.D., of New York City. 
Melancthon W. Jacobus, D.D., of Hartford, Conn. 
Henry B. Master, D.D., of Philadelphia. 
Stuart N. Hutchison, D.D., of Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Charles L. Candee, D.D., of Wilmington, Del. 
John T. Reeve, D.D., of Syracuse, N.Y. 
William P. Finney, D.D., of Philadelphia. 
. Kerr D. Macmillan, LL.D., of Aurora, N.Y. 
Harvey S. Murdoch, D.D., of Buckhorn, Ky, 



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. 

1914-21. Rev. Harold McA. Robinson, D.D., of Philadelphia. 

1921- . " Robert M. Russell, Jr., of New York City. 



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 

1913- . Rev. Joseph H. Dulles, of Princeton. 

CORRECTIONS TO VOLUME V 

p. 48, 2nd line under Donald Macdougall, for 1854 read 1852. 

p. 52. 9th line under Hutchison, for He supplied read, and was installed 

pastor of. 
p. 70, 8th line, for '65 read '55. 
p. 114, 20th line, for 1899 read 1889. 
p. 167, 6th line, after three add sons. 
p. 227, 23rd line, after married add twice: (i) in 1872, in Halifax, N.S., 

to Elizabeth Putnam, who died in 1880; (2) 
P- 355. 15th line, for Tex. read 111. 
p. 422, 14th line, for X.M. read Calif. 
15th line, for N.M. read Calif. 
p. 458, 2ist line under Kimball, for July read June. 
p. 478, 19th line, for three read one and for one read three. 



NECROLOGICAL REPORT 



PRESENTED TO THE 



ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 



OF 

PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL 




AT ITS ANNUAL MEETING 



May 4th, 1920 



By the Editor 



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



[1920 



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 1920-1921 

Rev. George Alexander, D.D., '70, President 

Rev. Prof. Benjamin B. Warfield, D.D., LL.D., '76, Vice-President 

Rev. Harold McA. Robinson, D.D., '04, Secretary 

Rev. Prof. Charles R. Erdman, D.D., '91, Treasurer 

Rev. W. Courtland Robinson, D.D., '91 {Additional Members 

Rev. James R. Swain, D.D., '01 ■{ of the 

Rev. Lauren G. Bennett, 'ii [^Executive Committee 



1920] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 



MINUTES OF THE 

ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

OF 

PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 



Princeton, N. J., May 4, 1920. 

The Alumni Association met for luncheon in Stuart Hall at 
12.30 p. m., with the President, the Rev. Lewis S. Mudge, D.D., 
'95, in the chair. A blessing was asked by the Rev. George L. 
Raymond, L.H.D., '65. 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. George Alexander, D.D., '70. 

Vice-President — Rev, Prof. Benjamin B. Warfield, D.D., 
LL.D., 'jd. 

Secretary — Rev. Harold McA. Robinson, D.D., '04. 

Treasurer — Rev. Charles R. Erdman, D.D., '91. 

Additional members of the Executive Committee — Rev. W. 
Courtland Robinson, D.D., '91 ; Rev. James Ramsay Swain, 
D.D., '01 ; Rev. Lauren G. Bennett, '11. 

The Rev. Charles R. Erdman, D.D., presented the Treas- 
urer's Report which was adopted as follows : 



4 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [192O 

Charles R. Erdman, in account with The Alumni Association of Prince- 
ton Theological Seminary. 

Balance on hand, May 1919 $11.06 

Balance on hand, May 1920 11.06 

Charles R. Erdman, Treasurer. 

The President of the Association then called upon the Presi- 
dent of the Seminary for the first after-dinner speech. 

Upon recommendation of the President of the Seminary, the 
Rev. J. Ross Stevenson, D.D., LL.D., it was ordered that a 
cablegram of greetings be sent to the Rev. Francis L. Patton, 
D.D., LL.D., '65, Ex-President of the Seminary. 

It was further recommended by the President of the Semi- 
nary, and ordered, that the Rev. Wallace Radcliffe, D.D., 
LL.D., '66, be asked to convey the greetings of the Association 
to the Rev. S. S. Laws, D.D., LL.D., '51, the oldest living grad- 
uate of the Seminary. 

Special recognition was given to the class of '65 which was 
holding its fifty-fifth reunion, with twelve members of the class 
present. 

The incoming President of the Association, Rev. George 
Alexander, D.D., '70, was introduced and spoke on behalf of 
his class which was holding its fiftieth reunion. The Rev. 
Prof. Andrew C. Zenos, D.D., '80, spoke as representing that 
class. 

The following after-dinner speeches were then made : The 
Rev. Prof. J. Ritchie Smith, D.D., 'y6, on Essential Elements 
of the Evangelical Faith ; the Rev. John Timothy Stone, D.D., 
LL.D., on The Evangelical Faith and the Work of the Minis- 
try; the Rev. Paul Kanamori, on The Evangelical Faith 
and Foreign Missions. 

On motion the Association adjourned, and was dismissed 
with the benediction, pronounced by the Rev. Dr. Stone. 

Harold McA. Robinson, 

Secretary. 



1920] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 



ABSTRACT OF THE 
NECROLOGICAL REPORT 

FOR 1920 

The Report for the year ending March 31, 1920, contains notices of a 
Director, Henry Wilson Hodge, D.Eng., and fifty-five former students 
of the Seminary. Eight of these died in previous years but the fact 
of their death did not come to the attention of the Editor in time for 
an earlier Report. 

Of the fifty-five former students, the oldest was the Rev. Elihu 
Loomis, of the class of 1850, who died at the age of ninety-four years 
and six months, and was the oldest living alumnus. Three others had 
passed their ninetieth year, twelve their eightieth, eleven their seven- 
tieth and sixteen their sixtieth. The youngest died at the age of thirty- 
two years. The average of the fifty-five was sixty-nine years and 
five months. The average confessional age was sixteen years and nine 
months. 



NECROLOGICAL REPORT 



[1920 



The Report contains the following names : 
DIRECTOR 
Henry Wilson Hodge, D.Eng. 

ALUMNI 

CLASS 

1850. Elihu Loomis 

1852. William W^hite Cottingham 

1853. George Washington Butler, D.D. 
James Potter Hughes 
William Vincent Milligan, D.D. 

1861. Joshua Blackwood Howell Janeway, Ph.D. 
Edward Frankun Wiixiams, D.D., LL.D. 

1862. John Logan Sample 
Albert John Winterick 
JosiAS Henry Young 

1863. Hunter Corbett, D.D., LL.D, 

1864. Ambrose Cephas Smith, D.D. 

1865. Henry Martin Morey, D.D. 
Charles Edwin Van Allen, D.D. 
Phineas Barber Van Syckel 

1866. Albert Newton Keigwin, D.D. 
John Wright, D.D., LL.D., Litt.D. 

1867. James Francis Clark 

1868. George Robinson, D.D. 

1870. Robert Wickliffe Cleland, D.D. 
1872. George Benaugh, D.D. 

James Clark Burt 

Colbert Mousseau Des Islets, Ph.D. 

John Willson Elliott 

Joseph Lewis Potter, D.D. 
1874. Simeon Whidden Fisher 

William Edgar Mack, D.D. 

Eugene Horace Mateeh 
1876. William Clarke Alexander, D.D. 



DIED 




Dec. 


21, 


1919 


DIED 




March 


2, 


1920 


March 


I, 


1913 


Nov. 


14, 


1919 


Feb. 


8, 


1920 


Aug. 


6, 


1919 


Jan. 


18, 


1920 


May 


26, 


1919 


July 


I9> 


1919 


March 


6, 


1920 


Sept. 


14, 


1919 


Jan. 


7, 


1920 


Nov. 


I, 


1919 


Sept. 


25, 


1919 


Aug. 


6, 


1919 


Jan. 


21, 


1920 


March 


", 


1920 


Dec. 


23. 


1919 


Aug. 


7, 


1919 


Jan. 


28, 


1920 


Sept. 


21, 


1919 


Dec. 


3, 


1919 


Oct. 


19, 


1918 


Feb. 


9, 


1920 


Dec. 


15, 


1915 


Dec. 


26, 


1919 


Jan. 


26, 


1920 


April 


30. 


1919 


March 


17, 


1920 


May 


26, 


1919 



1920] 



NECROLOGICAL REPORT 



1878. Charles Cyrus Kerlinger 
Nathaniel Irwin Rubinkam, Ph.D. 

1879. Zephaniah Bell Campbell, D.D. 
William Vanzandt Louderbough 

1880. Robert Erskine Campbell, D.D. 
William John Fr.\zer, D.D. 

1881. William Taylor Matthews, D.D. 

1882. GusTAv Adolph Brandt 
Donald Macdougall 
William Irwin Steans, D.D. 

1883. George Law Richmond, D.D. 

1884. Alfred Johnson Cheatham 
Samuel Gulick Hutchison 

1887. U. S. Grant Jones 

1889. Paul Albert Houghtaling 
James Scott Moore 

1890. Joseph Browne Ricketts 
1893. Thomas Robertson Fretz 

James Ossewaarde 
Andrew Todd Taylor, D.D. 

1895. Robinson Potter Dunn Bennett, D.D. 

1896. LuciAN Doty Noel 
1909. Harry Baremore Angus 
1916. Ary Nevin Brubaker 



GRADUATE STUDENTS 



1913-1914. 
1915-1916. 



Elliott Huff Whitteker 
Charles Brown Roach 



Dec. 


31, 


1917 


Sept. 


29, 


1919 


Aug. 


2-7, 


1919 


May 


18, 


1919 


March 


14, 


1920 


Feb. 


18, 


1920 


Feb. 


26, 


1920 


Nov. 


16, 


1917 


March 


31, 


1920 


Dec. 


16, 


1919 


April 


22, 


1919 


Dec. 


21, 


1919 


March 


7, 


1919 


Dec. 


22, 


1919 


April 


13, 


1919 


July 


6, 


1919 


April 


13, 


1919 


Dec. 


3, 


1915 


Jan, 


3, 


1920 


Dec. 


21, 


1919 


Sept. 


15, 


1919 


Oct. 


2^, 


1919 


April 


30, 


1919 


Oct. 


12, 


1918 


Feb. 


5, 


1918 


Oct. 


10, 


1918 



NECROLOGICAL REPORT [192O 



DIRECTOR 

HBNEY WILSON HOUaE, D. Eng., 
Son of John Ledyard and Susan Savage (Wilson) Hodge, was 
born April 4, 1865, in Washington, D. C. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the private school of Charles B. Young 
in Washington and he graduated from the Rensselaer Poly- 
technic Institute in 1885. His entire hfe was spent in his 
work as a civil engineer with his home in New York City. 
Among his notable engineering achievements were railroad 
bridges at Little Rock, Ark., all the large bridges on the Choc- 
taw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad; of the National Railroad 
Company of Mexico, and the Wabash-Pittsburgh Terminal 
Company. He was engineer in the construction- of the largest 
cantilever bridge over the Monongahela River. 

He was also engineer in the construction of the Singer, Wool- 
worth, Metropolitan, City Investing, Cunard, and other great 
buildings of New York, and of many structures in Mexico, 
South America and the PhiHppines. He was one of the de- 
signers of the Quebec bridge. He was an elder in the Univer- 
sity Place Church of New York for many years and was an 
affiliated elder and superintendent of the Sunday School of 
Emmanuel Church, New York. He was a member of the Pres- 
byterian Board of Foreign Missions until his death. He was 
a director of Princeton Seminary from 1913 until his death. 
During the war he was commissioned Major of Engineers 
R. C. U. S. A. and Director of Railways in France in 1917. 
He was a member of the following societies : American So- 
ciety of Civil Engineers ; American Institute of Consulting En- 



1920] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 9 

gineers ; Canadian Society of Civil Engineers ; Institute of Civil 
Engineers of Great Britain; the Century Club, the University 
Club and the Down Town Club. He received the Degree of 
Doctor of Engineers in 1918 from the Rensselaer Polytechnic 
Institute. He died September 21, 1919, in New York City of 
embolism, in the 55th year of his age. He was buried in the 
Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia. 

He was married Dec. 14, 1897, i^i Savannah, Ga., to Sarah 
Cunningham Mills, who survives him. 



10 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [192O 



ALUMNI 

ELIHU LOOMIS, 
Son of Aretas and Sarah (Goodman) Loomis, was born Oct. 
13, 1823, in Huttonsville, Va. (now W. Va.). He made a pub- 
lic confession of his faith in the Second Congregational Church 
of Bennington, Vt., at the age of twenty-three. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Union Academy of Bennington and 
in the Burr Seminary of Manchester, Vt., and he graduated 
from Williams College in 1847. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three 
years' course, graduating in 1850. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of New Brunswick, Feb, 6, 1850, and ordained by 
a Congregational Council at North Pownal, Vt, Oct. 22, 1851. 
He served the Congregational church at Pownal from 1850 until 
his ordination when he was installed its pastor. He continued 
in this relation until Nov. 24, 1852. He suffered from ill health 
during the next two years. From 1853 to 1854 he was a grad- 
uate student in Andover Theological Seminary. He suppHed 
the Congregational church of Littleton, Mass., from Oct. 22, 
1854, to Nov. 2y, 1870; the Congregational church of Chester- 
field, 111., from December 1870 to August 1877; the Congre- 
gational church of Memphis, Mo., 1877-81, and the Congre- 
gational church of Bonne Terre, Mo., 1881-82. From 1882 to 
1885 he hved in Oakwood, Mo. His last pastoral churge was 
that of the Congregational church of Chesterfield, Mass., from 
1885 to 1895. After this he resided in Centerville, Mass., until 
his death there, March 2, 1920, of old age, in his 97th year. 
He was buried in Bedford, Mass. He was an agent of the 



1920] NECROLOGICAL REPORT II 

Christian Commission for about twelve months during the Civil 
War, stationed at Harper's Ferry, Martinsburg, Va., and City 
Point, Va. 

He was twice married : (i) November 27, 1851, in Bedford, 
Mass., to Ruhamah Augusta Lane, who died Feb. 24, 1867; (2) 
Jan. 29, 1879, in Alton, 111., to L. Annette Monroe, who with 
two sons by his first wife and one son and one daughter by his 
second, survives him. 

WILLIAM WHITE COTTINGHAM, LL.D., 
Son of Robert and Sophia (White) Cottingham, was born Dec. 
6, 1824, in Easton, Pa. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Easton at the age of 
eighteen. He studied in the Preparatory School of Lafayette 
College, graduating from that college in 1848. He then spent a 
year in teaching. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in the 
fall of 1849, remaining two years. He did not enter the work 
of the ministry, but adopted teaching as his profession. He was 
principal of the school at Haddonfield, N. J., from May to 
September 185 1, and a tutor in Lafayette College from 1851 to 
1852. He taught school in South Easton, Pa., during the fol- 
lowing year. His real life work was that of superintendent of 
the Public Schools of Easton and principal of its High School 
from 1853 u"til his death, a period of almost sixty years. He 
died March i, 1913, in Easton, of pneumonia, in the 89th year 
of his age. He was buried at Easton. He received the hon- 
orary degree of LL.D. from Lafayette College in 1901. 

He was married March 19, 1855, in Easton, Pa., to Louisa C. 
Abel, who died March 4, 191 5. One son and two daughters 
survive him. 



12 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [192O 

(jEOSaE WASHINaiON BUTLEE, L.D., M.D., 
Son of Jesse and Mary (Taylor) Butler, was born Oct. 8, 1826, 
at Eve's Mills, Monroe Co., Tenn. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Bat Creek Academy, Tennessee, and he 
graduated from Tusculum College in 1850. During his college 
course he taught mathematics in Tusculum College. He had 
chosen the medical profession as his career and engaged in the 
study of medicine at Madisonville, Tenn., and while a student 
at Tusculum. He entered the Seminar)' at Princeton in 1850, 
remaining three years. He spent his vacations in work as a col- 
porteur. After leaving the Seminar}' he returned to his father's 
home, broken in health by hard work. He was ordained by the 
Presb>tery of Knoxville in 1854. He was stated supply of the 
Pleasant Forest church, Tennessee, from 1853 to 1854; of the 
church at Cedar Grove, Tenn., 1854 to 1856, and again of the 
Pleasant Forest church from 1856 to 1857. He resided with- 
out charge at Riceville, Tenn., 1857-58. He supplied the 
Euchee Valley church, Fla., from 1859 to 1862. He resided 
during the next year at Louisville, Ala., 1862-63 ; at Skipperville, 
Ala., from 1863 to 1865. During the Civil War he was a Sur- 
geon Chaplain and later in the Medical Corps of General Clan- 
ton's Brigade. After the Civil War he moved to Tennessee, 
settling at Loudon. There being no Presbyterian church at that 
place, he joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He gave 
up the active work of the ministry to engage in teaching. He 
had charge of the following schools : Ewing and Jefferson, 
Lauderdale, Brown Hill Academy, all in Tennessee. He was 
later professor of mathematics in Roane College, Wheat, Tenn., 
from 1883 to May 1890, and was president of this college until 
1895. ^^ t^^ri moved to Springtown, Texas, and became presi- 
dent of the College Hill School of that place, continuing such 
until 1904, when he settled upon a farm near Loudon, Tenn., 
spending there the last years of his life. During this time he 



1920] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 1 3 

had charge of the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Mizer 
Station, Tenn., for about fifteen years. He served also the 
churches at Oliver Springs, Union, Clear Springs and Barnards- 
ville, Tenn. He died Nov. 14, 1919, near Loudon, Tenn., of a 
cancerous affection, in the 94th year of his age. He was buried 
in Riverside Cemetery, Loudon, Tenn. He was a delegate to 
the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church 
several times. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from 
Roane College in 1884. 

He was married April 5, 1855, at Riceville, Tenn., to Eliza- 
beth Catherine Porter, who died April 16, 1914. Four daugh- 
ters survive him. 

JAMES rOTTEE HU&HES, 
Son of James Rainey and Eliza (Eldredge) Hughes, was born 
Dec. 15, 1827, at Cape May, N. J. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Princeton, 
N. J., at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued at Cape May, in the Tuscarora Academy at Academia, 
Pa., and in the Lewistown Academy, Pennsylvania, and he grad- 
uated from Princeton University in 1850. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, remaining 
two years. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Luzerne, 
April 19, 1854, and ordained an evangelist by the same Pres- 
bytery, Sept. 17, 1864. He engaged in teaching in the Lu- 
zerne Presbyterial Institute at Wyoming, Pa., from 1852 to 
1855 ; was principal of the Edge Hill School, Princeton, N. J., 
from 1855 to 1864 ; principal of the school at Cape Island, N. J., 
1864-65, and of the school at Logansport, Ind., 1865-67. He 
was principal of the school at Tipton, Iowa, from 1867 to 1868. 
In the latter year he began his work as principal of the Belle- 
fonte Academy, Pennsylvania, continuing such until 1900. Dur- 
ing this time from 1868 to 1870 he supplied the church at Bald 



14 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [192O 

Eagle, Pa. He continued his residence in Bellefonte until his 
death there, Feb. 8, 1920, of pneumonia, in the 93rd year of his 
age. He was buried in the Union Cemetery of Bellefonte. 

He was married, June 27, 1861, in Brooklyn, N. Y., to Emily 
Woolsey Roberts, who died June 8, 1889. Four sons and three 
.daughters survive him. 

WILLIAM VINCENT MILLIGAN, D.D., 
Son of James and Jane (Wallace) Milligan, was born Jan. 16, 
1827, on a farm near Bellaire, Ohio. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Wash- 
ington, Pa., at the age of twenty-one. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the West Alexandria Academy, Pennsylvania, 
under the Rev. John McClusky, and he graduated from Wash- 
ington College in 1849. He spent the following year in teach- 
ing and in the study of medicine. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1850, remaining two years. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of St. Clairsville, April 20, 1853, and ordained 
by the Presbytery of Zanesville, May 10, 1854. He was stated 
supply of the church at Cambridge, Ohio, from May 1853 until 
installed its pastor, May 10, 1854. This relation was dissolved 
Nov. I, 1898, after the unusually long period of forty-five years 
and he was made pastor emeritus. During this pastorate he 
served the church at Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, from November 1853 
to January 1856. He continued his residence in Cambridge 
until his death there, Aug. 6, 19 19, of old age, in his 93rd year. 
He was buried at Cambridge, Ohio. He v/as a commissioner to 
the General Assembly at Rochester, i860; New York, 1869; 
Brooklyn, 1877; Cincinnati, 1885, and Minneapolis, 1899. He 
received the honorary degree of D.D. from Wooster College in 
1881. 

He was married, Oct. 3, 1854, in Cambridge, Ohio, to Mar- 
garet M. Bell, who died Jan. 4, 1891. Five sons and three 
daughters survive him. 



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JOSHUA BLACKWOOD HOWELL JANEWAY, Ph.D., 
Son of the Rev. Thomas Leiper and Abby Blackwood (Howell) 
Janeway, was born May i6, 1837, in Rah way, N. J, His father 
was a graduate of Princeton Seminary of the Class of 1827 and 
a trustee of the Seminary from 1861 to 1865 and a director from 
1849 to 1867. He made a public confession of his faith in the 
First Presbyterian Church of Princeton, N. J., at the age of 
seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Phila- 
delphia Presbyterial 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 1861. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New 
Brunswick, April 16, 1861, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Raritan, May 7, 1863. He was pastor of the First Church of 
Amwell, N. J., from his ordination until Sept. 6, 1864. He then 
served for one year as Chaplain of the 109th Pennsylvania Vol- 
unteers in the Civil War. He was stated supply of the church 
at Chambersburg, Pa., from 1866 to 1867 and of the church at 
Pennington, N. J., from 1867 to 1868. He was pastor of the 
Second Church of Cranbury, N. J., from Jan. 28, 1868, to 
March 3, 1869. His health failed at this time and he resided 
during the following year in Trenton, N. J., and from 1870 to 
1875 ^^ Philadelphia, Pa. At this time he became actuary of 
the Presbyterian Annuity and Life Insurance Company of 
Philadelphia, engaging in this work until 1884. He then went 
west and engaged in medical and missionaiy work among the 
Indians for two years, being stationed at Denver, Colo. He 
supplied the church at Emporia, Kans., from 1886 to 1887. 
From 1887 to 1888 he resided in San Diego, Cal., and from the 
latter year until 19 16 in New York City, engaging in teaching 
and his business interests as his health permitted. He resided 
in Boston, Mass., from 1916 until his death there, Jan. 18, 1920, 
of senile dementia, in the 83rd year of his age. He was buried 



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at New Brunswick, N. J. He received the degree of Ph.D. 
from the National University of Chicago. 

He was twice married: (i) June 24, 1863, in Philadelphia, 
Pa., to Margaret Berrian, who died June 5, 1864; (2) Oct. 25, 
1866, in Boston, Mass., to Alice Perry Beamis, who died June 

16, 1904. Two granddaughters survive him. 

EDWARD FBANELIN WILLIAMS, D.D., LL.D., 
Son of George and Delilah (Morse) WilHams, was born July 
22, 1832, in Uxbridge, Mass. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Evangelical Congregational Church of Uxbridge 
at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Uxbridge Academy, at Worcester, Mass., and in the Uni- 
versity Grammar School of Providence, R. I., and he graduated 
from Yale University in 1856. After his graduation he engaged 
in teaching in Connecticut. He entered the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in 1859, taking the full three years' course there and gradu- 
ating in 1 861. He then spent three months in graduate work at 
the Yale Divinity School and three months in McCormick Theo- 
logical Seminary. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New 
Brunswick, Feb. 6, 1861, and ordained by a Council of Con- 
gregational Churches of the Worcester South Association, Oct. 

17, 1866. During the Civil War he was an agent of the United 
States Christian Commission in the Army of the Potomac from 
1862 to 1865. He was principal of the Lookout Mountain In- 
stitute, Tennessee, 1866-67, and of the Normal Department of 
Howard University, Washington, D. C, for a time in 1867. He 
then supplied the Congregational church of Rochdale, Mass., 
for two years, and the Congregational church of South Deer- 
field, Mass., for four months. He was pastor of the Tabernacle 
Congregational Church of Chicago, from Feb. 4, 1869, to Oct. 
16, 1873. He then began serving the Forty-Seventh Street 
Congregational Church of Chicago as stated supply in 1873 



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and was installed its pastor Oct. 21, 1878, being released from 
this charge July i, 1891. He spent the next two years in travel 
and study in Europe. From 1893 to 1902 he engaged in literary 
work in Chicago. From the latter date until 1910 he was pastor 
of the Evanston Avenue Congregational Church of Chicago, 
and pastor emeritus from this time until his death, May 26, 
1919, in Winnetka, 111., of old age, in his 87th year. He was 
buried at Hartford, Conn. He received the honorary degree 
of D.D. from Illinois College in 1882, of LL.D. from Wheaton 
College in 1901, and the same degree from Adrian College in 
1909. He published: "Christian Life in Germany," New 
York, 1896; "Life of Dr. D. K. Pearsons," Boston, 191 1, and 
"The Christian Religion," Boston, 1918, as well as numerous 
articles for reviews and magazines, and was a regular con- 
tributor to the National Sunday School Teacher, and was the 
western representative of the Congregationalist, writing under 
the name of "Franklin" for twenty-eight years. He lectured 
on The History of Philosophy and Ethics in Beloit and Whea- 
ton Colleges, and on Congregational History and Polity in the 
Chicago Theological Seminary. He was president of the 
Washingtonian Home, Chicago, for five years, and a director 
of the Chicago City Missionary Society. 

He was married, Oct. 24, 1866, in Hartford, Conn., to Jane 
Clara Pitkin, who died Oct. 27, 1908. 

JOHN LOGAN SAMPLE, 
Son of Thomas and Margaret Ann (Logan) Sample, was born 
Nov. 22, 1833, in Allegheny City, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession 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 Jefferson College 
and in the Elders Ridge Academy of Indiana County, Pa., and 
he graduated from Jefferson College in 1859. 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 1862. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, April 2, 1862, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Redstone, April 27, 1864. 
He was stated supply of the church of Round Hill, Pa., from 
1863 until his ordination, when he was installed its pastor, and 
continued in this relation until June 14, 1866. He was stated 
supply of the church at Harmony, Pa., from Oct. i, 1866, being 
installed its pastor June 27, 1867, and was released from this 
charge Oct. 5, 1870. After this he spent a year of travel in 
Europe. He was pastor of the church at Marion, Pa., from 
Sept. 16, 1873, to April 28, 1880. In October of the same year 
he became pastor-elect of the church at Sandy Lake, Pa., and 
was installed its pastor, April 26, 1881, and was released from 
this charge in 1882. From 1883 to 1884 he resided as an evan- 
gelist in Wilkinsburg, Pa. ; in Sturgis, S. D., from 1885 to 1897 ; 
in Wilkinsburg, Pa., from 1898 to 1899; in Mahoningtown, Pa., 
from 1899 to 1900; in Wilkinsburg, Pa., from 1901 to 1908; in 
New Castle, Pa., from 1908 to 1909 ; again in Wilkinsburg from 
1909 to 1910; in New Castle from 191 1 to 1917 and in Wash- 
ington, Pa., from that time until his death. He died July 19, 
1919, in New Castle, Pa., of old age in his 86th year. He was 
buried in the Greenwood Cemetery, New Castle. He was 
unmarried. 

ALBERT JOHN WINTERICE, 
Son of Damian and Maria Ludovica (Bernard) Winterick, was 
born April 24, 1832, in Treves, Prussia. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Oneida, 
N. Y., at the age of twenty-three. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Academy and High School of Oneida and also 
under private instruction, and he graduated from Lafayette 
College in 1859. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the 



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fall of the same year, he took the full three years' course there, 
graduating in 1862. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Philadelphia Second, April 17, 1861, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Luzerne, June 18, 1862. After his ordination 
he served for a year as a missionary among the Germans within 
the bounds of the Luzerne Presbytery. He spent the next year 
in work as evangelist and teacher in California. He was pastor 
of the German Church of Jeffersonville, N, Y., from Oct. 27, 
1864, to June 29, 1869; pastor of the German Church of Carl- 
stadt, N. J., from Oct. 24, 1869, to Oct. 3, 1871 ; pastor of the 
German Church of Orange, N, J., from Nov. 5, 1871, to Sept. 
16, 1874; pastor of the church at Elmira, N. J., 1875-77, and 
of the church at Haverstraw, N.Y., during the same time. Dur- 
ing the next year he resided at Woodsfield, Ohio. He was 
pastor of the German Evangelical Church of Trail Run, Ohio, 
1878-80; of the churches of Elberfeld and Tell City, Ind., 
from Dec. 10, 1887, to Nov. i, 1892; pastor of the German 
Evangelical Church at Geneseo, 111., 1892-99; pastor of the 
church at Owensville, Mo., 1899-02; and of the church at 
Tilsit, Mo., 1902-05. At this time his eyesight failed and he 
retired from the active ministry, residing in Sidney, Ohio, until 
191 2, and from that time in Cleveland, Ohio, until his death 
there, March 6, 1920, from senile debility in the 88th year of his 
age. He was buried in Cleveland. 

He was twice married: (i) April 26, 1865, in Hoboken, 
N. J., to Louisa Maria Bathmann, who died March 30, 1886; 
(2) May 3, 1887, in Reading, Ohio, to Anna Monica Schmidt, 
who with one son and two daughters by his first wife and one 
son by his second survives him. 

JOSIAS HENRY YOUNQ, 
Son of Robert and Mary (Hillman) Young, was born in April 
1837, in Ireland or Scotland. He did not know the exact date 



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or place of his birth. He made a public confession of his faith 
in the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia at the 
age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Presbyterian Institute, Philadelphia, and he graduated from 
the University of Pennsylvania in 1859, 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 1862. He was licensed by the Second Presby- 
tery of Philadelphia in 1862, and ordained by the Presbytery 
of Northumberland, Nov. 10, 1863. He was pastor of the 
church at Sunbury, Pa., from 1863 to 1865. During the latter 
year he serv^ed as agent of the United States Christian Commis- 
sion. He was pastor of the church at Waynesburg, Pa., from 
1866 to 1869. During this time he served also the churches of 
Pine Grove, Cedar Grove and Churchtown, Pa. He then 
went to Indiana, Pa., and engaged in the jewelry business until 
1875. Ks ^^'^s professor of ancient languages in the State Nor- 
mal School of Indiana, Pa., from 1875 to 1881. and principal 
of the Pubhc Schools of Indiana, Pa., from 1881 to 1882. Dur- 
ing the next two years he engaged in business in New York 
City. He was principal of the Public Schools of Indiana, Pa., 
from 1884 to 1889. From 1889 to 1900 he again engaged in 
business. He was principal of the Third and Eighth Ward 
Public Schools of Allegheny, Pa., from 1900 to 1902. After 
this he resided in Indiana, Pa., until his death there, September 
14, 1919, of pneumonia, in the 83rd year of his age. He was 
buried in the Oakland Cemeter}' of Indiana. 

He was married Dec. 13, 1870, in Indiana, Pa., to Laura 
Louise Hildebrand, who with three daughters survives him. 

HUNTER CORBETT, D.D., LL.D., 
Son of Ross Mitchell and Fanny Culbertson (Orr) Corbett, 
was born Dec. 8, 1835, in Leatherwood, Pa. He made a public 



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confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Leather- 
wood at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Elders Ridge Academy, Pennsylvania, and he 
graduated from Jefferson College in i860. He then spent the 
first two years of his theological course in Western Theological 
Seminary. He entered the Seminary at Princeton as a senior 
in 1862, completing his course there and graduating in 1863. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Clarion, June 9, 1862, 
and ordained an evangelist by the same Presbytery, June 10, 
1863. Having devoted his life to the work of foreign missions, 
he sailed for China July 3, 1863, arriving in that country in the 
midst of the Tai-ping rebellion. His first work as a mission- 
ary was teaching. After two years of persistent effort he 
opened a school with three pupils. He was pastor of the 
mission church of Chefoo from Oct. 24, 1866, until his death. 
He frequently engaged in the work of an itinerating missionary, 
travelling over a large part of the Province. He died Jan. 7, 
1920, in Chefoo of old age in his 85th year. He was buried 
in Chefoo. During one of his furloughs he was elected moder- 
ator of the General Assembly in 1906. He received the honorary 
degree of D.D. from Washington and Jefferson College in 
1886, and that of LL.D. from the same college in 1902. He 
published : A Commentary on the Ten Commandments, 1883 ; 
Church History, in the Chinese Mandarin, two volumes, 1880, 
and Church History, in Chinese Wen-Li, 1887, as well as nu- 
merous tracts in Chinese. 

He was married three times: (i) June 4, 1863, in Elders 
Ridge, Pa., to Lizzie Culbertson, who died March 10, 1873 5 
(2) Sept. 16, 1875, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Mary Campbell Nixon, 
who died Oct. 7, 1888; (3) Sept. 3, 1889, in Chefoo, China, to 
Harriet Robina Sutherland, who, with two daughters by his 
first wife, one son and three daughters by his second wife and 
two sons and one daughter by his third wife, survives him. 



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AMBROSE CEPHAS SMITH, D.D., 
Son of Samuel AIcKean and Eliza (Kauffelt) Smith, was bom 
Aug. 21, 1841, in Wrightsville, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Wrights- 
ville at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Collegiate Institute of Columbia, Pa., and under 
the Rev. John J. Lane, of Wrightsville, 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 Philadelphia Central, April 4, 1864, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Rock River, Jan. 18, 1867. He was stated supply 
of the Second Church, Wantage (Beemerville), N. J., from 
September 1865 to January 1866 ; stated supply of the Seventh 
Church of Harrisburg, Pa., from January to August 1866, and 
stated supply of the South Church of Galena, 111., from October 
1866 until installed its pastor, Jan. 18, 1867, and was released 
from this charge in August 1899. He was president of Parsons 
College from 1889 to 1896, when obliged to give up work on 
account of ill health. He supplied the First Church of Negau- 
nee from 1901 to 1904. He continued his residence in Negau- 
nee until 1908. After this he resided in Ishpeming, Mich., until 
1910, and then in Zanesville, Wis., until his death, Nov. i, 
1919, in Ishpeming, of pneumonia, in the 79th year of his age. 
He was buried at Wrightsville, Pa. He received the honorary 
degree of D.D. from Lake Forest College in 1885. He was 
moderator of the Synod of Illinois in 1884, and was president of 
the Board of Directors of the German Theological Seminary 
at Dubuque, Iowa, for several years. He published : "]\Iemo- 
rials of the Life and Character of Mary Manual Lisa, of Ga- 
lena" ; "The Wine of the Bible and of the Lord's Supper" ; "The 
Aim and Work of the Christian College," and other addresses. 
He was married April 28, 1868, in Columbia, Pa., to Hannah 



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Louisa Slaymaker, who died Aug. 6, 1892. Three sons survive 
him. 



HENRY MARTYN MOREY, D.D., 
Son of Handy Joiner and Sarah A. E. (Hall) Morey, was 
bom March 3, 1837, in West Bloomfield, New York. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church 
of Lydonville, N. Y., at the age of ten. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Yates Academy, Yates Centre, N. Y., and 
the Temple Hill Academy of Geneseo, N. Y. He then engaged 
in teaching in West Avon, N. Y., Friendship, Md., Geneseo, 
N. Y., and West Bloomfield, N. Y. He graduated from Union 
College in 1861. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
the fall of the same year, remaining one year. He then spent 
a year in teaching at Mt. Morris, N. Y. Returning to the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in 1863 he completed his course there, gradu- 
ating in 1865. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Albany in 
April 1864, and ordained by the Presbytery of Rochester, July 
12, 1866. He served as assistant to the pastor of the First 
Church, Fort Wayne, Ind., from December 1865 to May 1866, 
and supplied the church at Pitts ford, N. Y., from May 1866 to 
May 1868. He then became stated supply of the Westminster 
Church of Rochester, N. Y., and was installed its pastor April 

27, 1871, being released from this charge Oct. 20, 1874. He was 
stated supply of the First Church of South Bend, Ind., from Oc- 
tober 1874 until installed its pastor April 28, 1875. He was re- 
leased from this charge in November 1879. He began serving 
the Third Church of Indianapolis, Ind., in December 1879 and 
was installed its pastor May 2, 1880, being released March 

28, 1883. He supplied the Second Church of Lafayette, Ind., 
from 1883 to 1884, and the First Church of Geneva, N. Y., 
from 1884 to 1886. He was pastor of the First Church of 
Marshall, Mich., from Nov. 17, 1886 to Oct. 9, 1889, and pastor 



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of the First Church of Ypsilanti, Mich., from April 9, 1890, to 
Nov. 4, 1895. During the next three years he engaged in work 
as an evangeHst, He was the financial agent of the American 
Inland Mission working among the mountain people of the 
south for several years after 1907. Being honorably retired 
from the active work of the ministry, he resided in Ypsilanti, 
Mich., from 191 1 to until his death there, Sept. 25, 1919, in the 
83rd year of his age. He was buried in Ypsilanti. He re- 
ceived the honorary degree of D.D. from Union College in 
1913. He was a commissioner to the General Assembly in 
1868, 1872 and 191 1. He was a trustee of the Ingham Univer- 
sity, New York, from 1872 to 1874, and of the Western College 
for Women at Oxford, Ohio, from 1882 to 1884. He was 
moderator of the Synod of Michigan in 1888, and a delegate 
from Michigan to the first World Sunday School Convention in 
London in 1889. He wrote a reply to Robert M. Ingersoll's 
Mistakes of Moses, 1877; The Debt which America owes Pres- 
byterianism, 1899, and other sermons and articles. He was a 
member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. 

He was married June 21, 1866, in Windsor, Vt., to Ellen 
Maria Lemmex, who died Nov. 29, 1908. Two daughters 
survive him. 

CHARLES EDWIN VAN ALLEN, L.D., 
Son of Lawrence E. and Maria L. (Ellis) Yan Allen, was 
born June 21, 1835, in West Perth, N. Y. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Johnstown Presbyterian church, 
Pennsylvania, at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Johnstown Academy and in the Fort Ed- 
ward Institute, New York, and he graduated from Union Col- 
lege in 1862. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of 
the same year, he took the full three years' course there, grad- 
uating in 1865. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Albany, 



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May 3, 1864, and ordained by the Presbytery of Newton, Oct. 
31, 1865, being at the same time installed pastor of the church 
of Middle Smithfield, Pa., and was released from this charge 
Feb. 21, 1890. He was pastor of the churches of Delaware and 
Knowlton, N. J., from April 15, 1890, to April 28, 1895, and 
stated supply of the church of Lafayette, N. J., from 1895 to 
1896. Soon after this he took up his residence in Echo Lake, 
Pa., and was proprietor of the Echo Lake House and the post- 
master of that place for twenty years. During this time for a 
brief interval he engaged in business in Newark, N. J. In 
December 191 8 he moved to East Stroudsburg, Pa., where he 
resided until his death there, Aug. 6, 1919, in the 85th year 
of his age. He was buried in the cemetery connected with the 
church of Middle Smithfield, Pa. He received the honorary 
degree of D.D. from the National University of Chicago in 
1895. He published "A Book of Hymns for Gospel Temper- 
ance Meetings," 1898, and articles in the New York Observer 
and other papers. He was professor of mathematics and elocu- 
tion in the Female Collegiate Institute of Fort Plains, N. Y., 
from 1859 to i860. 

He was married Feb. 20, 1866, in Coolbaughs, Pa., to Mary 
Emmo Coolbaugh, who with three sons and one daughter sur- 
vives him. 

PHINEAS BARBEE VAN SYCKEL, 
Son of Elijah and Hannah (Barber) Van Syckel, was born 
April 15, 1837, in New Village, N. J. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Clinton, 
N. J., at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in Stewartsville, N. J., and in the Pearl Cottage Semi- 
nary of Elizabeth, N. J., and he graduated from Lafayette Col- 
lege in 1862. 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 1865. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Raritan, April 13, 1864, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Long Island, June 18, 1867. He supplied the churches of 
Columbus and Providence, N. J., from August 1865 to August 
1866. He was pastor of the Sweet Hollow Church of Mill- 
ville, N. Y., from June 1867 to September 1869. He engaged 
in teaching in Mattawan, N. J., from September 1869 to March 
1872 ; was stated supply of the churches of Gibson and Ararat, 
Pa., from March 1872 to June 1875 and supplied the church of 
Beech Creek, Pa., from June 1875 to 1877. After this he re- 
sided in Trenton, N. J., for one year and in Princeton, N. J., 
from 1880 to 1893. Impaired health prevented his engaging in 
active pastoral work and he took up the business of insurance. 
He resided in Bayonne, N. J., 1893-94; in Elberon, N. J., 1895- 
97 ; in Far Rockaway, N. Y., 1897-01 ; in Princeton, N. J., 1901- 
02; in Irvington, N. Y., 1902-11; in Columbus, Ohio, 1911-13, 
and in New York City from the latter date until his death there, 
Jan. 21, 1920, after a lingering illness, in the 83rd year of his 
age. He was buried in Princeton, N. J. 

He was married Sept. 5, 1865, in Dutch Neck, N. J., to Re- 
becca Ely Rue, who with one son and two daughters survives 
him. ■ 

ALBERT NEWTON KEIGWIN, D.D., 
Son of James and Jane (Christy) Keigwin, was born Feb. 20, 
1840, in Jeftersonville, 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 Locust 
Grove Academy near Louisville, Ky., and in the Preparatory 
Department of Hanover College. He then entered Hanover 
College, Indiana, and later was a student in Louisville Presby- 
terian College, from which he graduated in 1861. He then 
entered the Federal Army and was commissioned a Captain of 



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Co. D, 26th Kentucky U, S. Volunteers. He was Acting As- 
sistant to the Adjutant General o£ the First Brigade, loth Di- 
vision, 13th Army Corps from July 1862 to July 1863. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the latter year 
remaining one year. He then spent a year in the Danville 
Seminary, Kentucky, and a further year in private study. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Louisville in April 1865, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Rock River, May 27, 1867. In 
March 1866 he began serving the church at Fulton, 111., as 
pastor-elect, being installed pastor at the time of his ordina- 
tion. This relation was dissolved in March 1868. He was 
stated supply of the church at Lyons, Iowa, from March 1868 
to April 1869; pastor elect of the Second Church of Cedar 
Rapids, Iowa, from July 1869 to November 1871 ; pastor of the 
First Church, Southwark, Philadelphia, Pa., from May 2, 1872, 
to Oct. 5, 1878, and pastor of the West Church, Wilmington, 
Del., from Nov. 17, 1878, to Nov, i, 1904. On the termination 
of this relation he was made pastor emeritus, continuing 
his residence in Wilmington until 1905. From this time until 
his death he resided in New York City. He died March 
II, 1920, in New York City, of old age, in his 8ist year. 
He was buried in Wilmington, Del. He received the honorary 
degree of D.D. from Hanover College in 1896. He was mod- 
erator of the Presbytery of Philadelphia in 1873; of the Pres- 
bytery of New Castle in 1883, and of the Synod of Baltimore in 
1890. 

He was married Sept. 6, 1864, in Haverhill, Mass., to 
Amanda Louisa Bullock, who died in 1910. One son survives 
him. 

JOHN WRIGHT, D.D., LL.D.. LITT.D., 
Son of John and Ann (Hendrickson) Wright, was born Nov, 
20, 1836, in Wilmington, Del. He made a public confession of 



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his faith in the Western Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia 
at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Wilmington Institute, Delaware, under Col. Hyatt, and 
he graduated from Union College in 1863. Entering the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in the fall of the same year he remained two 
years. He took the third year of his Seminary course in 
Union Seminary, New York, graduating in 1866. He was or- 
dained a deacon in the Episcopal Church, June 29, 1866, in 
Wilmington, Del., by Bishop Lee, and ordained a priest June 
20, 1867, in Philadelphia, by Bishop Stevens. He was assistant 
rector of St. Andrew's Church, Philadelphia, from September 
7, 1866, to October 26, 1867; rector of St. Andrew's Chapel, 
Philadelphia, Oct. 27, 1867, to March 14, 1869; rector of Trin- 
ity Church, Bay City, Mich., from April 10, 1869, to January 
25, 1874; rector of St. Matthew's Church, Boston, Mass., from 
1874 to 1887, and rector of St. Paul's Church, St. Paul, Minn., 
from 1887 to 1914, when he became rector emeritus. He con- 
tinued his residence in St. Paul until his death there, Sept. 23, 
1919, of old age, in his 84th year. He was buried in St. Paul's 
Church, St. Paul. Minn. He received the honorary degree of 
D.D. from Union College in 1891 ; the honorary degree of 
LL.D. from Illinois College in 1905, and the honorary degree 
of Litt.D. from Macalester College in 1914. He published : "A 
Plea for Church Endowment," 1890; "Early Bibles of Amer- 
ica," 1892; "Early Prayer Books of America," 1896; "Prayers 
for Priest and People," 1898; "Reservation of the Blessed Sac- 
rament for the Sick," 1903 ; "Historic Bibles in America," 1906; 
"Some Notable Altars in the Church of England and the Ameri- 
can Episcopal Church," 1908, as well as many leaflets and 
pamphlets. He visited Egypt several times and lectured in this 
country on Eg}^ptology. He was a fellow of the Society of 
Science, Art and Literature; a member of the Society of Bibli- 
cal Archaeology, and of the Minnesota Historical Society. 



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He was married June i8, 1885, in New Brunswick, N. J., to 
Mary Evylin Howell, who died in September 1910. One 
adopted son and one daughter survive him. 

JAMES FEANCIS CLAEE, 
Son of the Rev. Dr. James and Sarah Ann, G. F. (Randolph) 
Clark, was born Sept. 14, 1843, in Belvidere, N. J. He gradu- 
ated with honor from Princeton University in 1863, delivering 
the Belles Lettres oration at the commencement. He entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in 1864 but was obliged to leave 
after one year on account of ill health. He never recovered his 
health and died Aug. 7, 1919, in the Pennsylvania Hospital, 
Philadelphia, of progressive ill health, in the 76th year of his 
age. He was buried in the Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia. 
He was unmarried. 

GEORGE ROBINSON, D.D., 
Son of Alexander Proudfit and Ann (McEachron) Robinson 
was born March 19, 1841, in Argyle, N. Y. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the United Presbyterian church of 
Argyle at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Argyle Academy and at the Academy at Hebron, 
N. Y., and he graduated from Union College in 186 1. He then 
entered the United Presbyterian Seminary at Allegheny, Pa., 
remaining one year. He was commissioned second lieutenant 
of the 123rd New York Volunteers Aug. 22, 1862. He served 
in the Army of the Potomac on the staff of General Williams 
until September 1863, and was then transferred to the Army of 
the Cumberland and was promoted to be first lieutenant in 
December 1863 and to acting adjutant general serving as such 
during Sherman's march to the sea. He served in the Civil 
War until its close. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
1865, taking the full three years' course there and graduating in 



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1868. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, 
April 18, 1867, and ordained by the Presbytery of Donegal, 
Sept. 8, 1868. On his ordination he became pastor of the 
First Church of Lancaster, Pa., from which he was released 
May 15, 1874. He was stated supply of the church at Dun- 
cannon, Pa-, from September 1874 until installed its pastor 
April 14, 1875, ^^^ was released from this charge May 15, 1877, 
He served as chaplain in the United States Army at Fort Bu- 
ford, Dakota, from April 1877 to January 1887. He was super- 
intendent of the schools of the U. S. Army at St. Louis, Mo., 
from January 1887 to April 1889; was chaplain at Fort Sam 
Houston, Texas, from April 1889 to June 1890; at Fort Davis, 
Texas, from June 1890 to June 1891 ; at Fort Sill, Okla., from 
January 1892 to January 1894; at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., 
from June 1894 to January 1902 ; in the Philippine Islands from 
1902 to 1903, and at Fort Wayne, Mich., from 1903 to 1905. 
In April 1877 he was given the rank of captain of infantry and 
was promoted in 1904 to be a major. In 1905 he was retired 
with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He then took up his resi- 
dence in Washington, D. C, where he remained until his death 
there, Jan. 28, 1920, of pneumonia, in the 79th year of his age. 
He was buried in, Princeton, N. J. He received the honorary 
degree of D.D,, from Union College in 1899. 

He was married Nov. 10, 1868, in Princeton, N. J., to Char- 
lotte Meads Alexander, who with one son survives him. 

EOBBRT WICKLIFFE CLELAND, D.D., 
Son of the Rev. Dr. Thomas Horace and Mary Rosanna 
(Gibbs) Cleland, was bom Jan. 26, 1846, in Lebanon, Ky. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian 
Church of Lebanon at the age of fifteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in Lebanon under Professor J. C. Fales, 
and he graduated from Centre College, Kentucky, in 1867. En- 



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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 Brunswick, Feb. 
2, 1870, and ordained by the Presbytery of Louisville, June 
16, 1870, being at the same time installed pastor of the Warren 
Church of Louisville, from which he was released Nov. i, 
1874. He was stated supply of the church at Hopewell, Ky,, 
from December 1874 to April 1876; stated supply of the church 
at Paris, Ky., from December 1874 to April 1879; pastor of 
the church at Nebraska City, Neb., from April 18, 1879, to 
April 7, 1882; stated supply of the church at Mt. Sterling, Ky., 
from April to October 1883; was an evangelist of the Louis- 
ville Presbytery from October 1883 to October 1886; pastor of 
the church at Owensboro, Ky., from October 1886 to Septem- 
ber 1889; stated supply of the church at Monrovia, Cal., from 
October 1889 to October 1892, and stated supply of the church 
at Azusa, Cal,, from October 1889 until installed its pastor, 
Oct. 31, 1894, and was released from this charge Dec. i, 1900. 
He engaged in evangelistic work during the next five years. 
He was assistant pastor of the First church of Long Beach, 
Cal., from 1905 to 1909, and stated supply of the Mt. Washing- 
ton Church, Los Angeles, Cal., from 1909 until his death. 
He resided in Los Angeles from 1909 to 191 5 and in Eagle 
Rock, Cal, from that time until his death there, Sept. 21, 1919, 
suddenly, of heart failure, in the 74th year of his age. He was 
buried at Monrovia, Cal. He received the honorary degree of 
D.D. from Occidental College in 191 1. 

He was married Oct. 17, 1877, in Shelby County, Ky., to 
Sallie Steele Glass, who with one son survives him. 

QEOEGE BENAUQH, D.D., 
Son of George and Mary Anne (Dickson) Benaugh, was born 
Oct. 14, 1845, in Rathfriland, County Down, Ireland. He made 



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a public confession of his faith in the Reformed Presbyterian 
church of Rathfriland at the age of seventeen. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued in a private school near Warren- 
port, Ireland, under James Crawford, and he graduated from 
Queens College, Belfast, in 1869. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year he remained one year. 
He completed his theological course in McCormick Seminary, 
from which he graduated in 1872. He then spent a year in the 
Belfast Theological Seminary. He was licensed by the Presby- 
tery of Chicago, April 3, 1871, and ordained by the Presbytery 
of Lehigh, July 25, 1873, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the church at Summit Hill, Pa., and was relased 
from this charge May i, 1877. He was pastor of the Fourth 
Church, Philadelphia, from Nov. 14, 1877, to Sept. 20, 1880; 
pastor of the church at IMifflintown, Pa., from 1880 to 1885 ; 
pastor of the church at ]\Ianchester, Ohio, from April 18, 1888, 
to June 12, 1890, and pastor of the church at Camden, N. Y., 
from 1890 to 1891. During the next year he resided at Syra- 
cuse, N. Y., without charge. He then went to Chanute, Kan., 
supplying the church there for a year. He was pastor of the 
church at Lexington, Ohio, from April 18, 1894, to April 15, 
1896. During the next two years he associated himself with 
the Reformed Presbyterian Church. In 1898 he went to Ire- 
land, becoming pastor of the Knockbracken Church, Belfast, 
serving this church until 1913. He continued his residence in 
Belfast until his death there, Dec. 3, 1919, of pneumonia, in the 
75th year of his age. He was buried in Rathfriland, Ireland. 
He received the honorary' degree of D.D. from New Windsor 
College, Md., in 1885. 

He was married Feb. 6, 1880, near New London, Iowa, to 
Nettie Autrobus, who with one daughter survives him. 



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JAMES CLAHE BUET, 
Son of James Clark and Anna N. (Butler) Burt, was born 
July 2-^, 1847, ill Vernon, Ind. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Vernon at the age of 
twenty. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Jennings 
Academy, Vernon, Ind., and he graduated from Hanover Col- 
lege in 1867. After this he pursued his studies in Princeton 
University for four months. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1868, remaining one year. He then supplied the 
Presbyterian church of Demorestville, Canada, from 1869 to 

1870. Returning to the Seminary at Princeton in the latter 
year he took the second year of his course there. After this 
he attended lectures in the University of Erlangen, Germany. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Albany, Sept. 14, 

1871, and ordained by the same Presbytery, Nov. 10, 1874. He 
supplied the church at Brookville, Ind., from October 1871 to 
October 1874; was stated supply of the churches of Vernon 
and Graham, Ind., from 1874 to 1882; stated supply of the 
church of McPherson, Kan., from 1882 to 1884; stated supply 
of the church of Huntington, Ind., from 1884 to 1886; stated 
supply of the churches of North Vernon and Crothersville, 
Ind., from 1886 to 1889; and stated supply of Bethany Church, 
Whiteland, Ind., from 1889 to 1895. After this he resided in 
Indianapolis as an evangelist until 1905 and in Irvington, Ind., 
until 1909. He returned to Indianapolis in 1910, residing there 
until 1914, and in Fort Bragg, Cal., from that time until his 
death, Oct. 19, 19 18, at Seattle, Wash., of pneumonia, in the 
72nd year of his age. He was buried in Vernon, Ind. 

He was married May 17, 1881, in Vernon, Ind., to Anna 
Isabella Howell, who died in March 1914. One daughter sur- 
vives him. 



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COLBEET MOUSSZAU DES ISLETS, Ph.D., 
Son of Francois Mousseau and Marie (Lanoix) Des Islets, was 
born Dec. 25, 1845, i^ Dayton, Pa. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Glade Run Presbyterian church of Day- 
ton at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Glade Run Academy of Dayton, and he graduated 
from Princeton University in 1869. He entered the Seminary 
at Princeton in the fall of the same year, remaining two years. 
He took the third year of his theological course in Union Semi- 
nary, New York, from which he graduated in 1872. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Newark, April 5, 1871, and or- 
dained by the Presbyter)^ of Lackawanna, May 22, 1872, being 
at the same time installed pastor of the Salem Church of Hamil- 
ton, Pa., from which he was released in April 1874. He was 
stated supply of the church at Leon, Iowa, from October 1874 
to July 1877, ^"d engaged in teaching in Leon from 1877 to 
1881. He was professor of Latin in the University of Iowa 
from 1881 to 1883 and professor of Latin in Bellevue College, 
Nebraska, from 1883 to 1885. From 1885 to 1889 he suppHed 
the church in Belvidere, Neb. He was principal of the Jeffer- 
son Academy, Canonsburg, Pa., from 1889 to 1892, and pro- 
fessor of Latin in the Western University at Pittsburgh from 
1892 to 1909. After this he resided in New York City, 1909- 
14; Hamilton. Canada, 1914-15; Defiance, Ohio, 1915-17, and 
Pittsburgh, Pa., from 1917 until his death there, Feb. 9, 1920, 
of pneumonia in the 75th year of his age. He was buried in 
the Mount Royal Cemetery of Pittsburgh. He received the 
degree of Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1874. He pub- 
lished The Religious Value of the Doctrines of Christianity, 
1889, and many tracts, pamphlets and articles for the religious 
press. 

He was married Feb. 10, 1876, in Leon. Iowa, to Helen Daw- 
son, now deceased. Five sons and two daughters survive him. 



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JOHN WILLSON ELLIOTT, 
Son of James Smith and Mary (Willson) Elliott, was born 
Aug. 28, 1850, near Canonsburg, Pa, He united with the Char- 
tiers United Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh, Pa., at the 
age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Academy at Bethel, Pa., and he graduated from Washington 
and Jefferson College in 1869. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year remaining until 1872. 
Ill health prevented his entering the ministry. He became an 
inmate of the State Asylum at Wernersville, Pa., March 22, 
1876, remaining there until his death. While there he took care 
of the green houses and did the work of a florist for many 
years, and for a number of years taught a class in the Sunday 
School of the institution. He died Dec. 15, 191 5, at Werners- 
ville of bronchial pneumonia, in the 66th year of his age. He 
was buried at Canonsburg, Pa. He was unmarried. 

JOSEPH LEWIS POTTER, L.D., 
Son of Samuel Sanford and Phebe (Riggs) Potter, was born 
Feb. 22, 1848, in Newark, N. J. He made a pubHc confession 
of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Glendale, 
Ohio, at the age of eleven. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued at home under his father and he graduated from Princeton 
University in 1867. He then taught for two years in the 
Centreville Collegiate Institute, Indiana. Entering the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in 1869, he took the full three years' course 
there, graduating in 1872. He was licensed by the Presbytery- 
of New Brunswick, April 12, 1871, and ordained an evangel- 
ist by the Presb>i:ery of Cincinnati, May 11, 1874. He was 
stated supply of the church of Hutchinson, Kan., from Novem- 
ber 1872 to July 1873. Devoting himself to the work of for- 
eign missions, he sailed Aug. 8, 1874, for Persia, and was sta- 
tioned at Teheran, engaging in the multiform work of a for- 



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eign missionary until Aug, 13, 1914, when he returned to 
America. He resided in Hackettstown, N. J., for three months 
and then in Ledgewood, N. J., until November 1915; in Cali- 
fornia until May 1917; in Budd Lake, N. J., until November 
1917; in Florida until April 1918; and in Weaversville, N. C, 
until his death there, Dec. 26, 1919, of peritonitis and pneu- 
monia, in the 72nd year of his age. His health began to fail 
in 1912 and he suffered from a cerebral hemorrhage in Octo- 
ber 1917. He was buried in the cemetery of Succasunna, N. J. 
He received the honorary degree of D.D. from Princeton Uni- 
versity in 1894. He pubHshed An English-Hebrew Lexicon, 
being a complete verbal index to Gesenius Hebrew Lexicon, 
1872 ; another edition was published in 1877. ^^ ^^so published 
"Roots and Braunches" in Persian and English in 1904, and a 
Translation of Pilgrim's Progress into Persian, 1884. He came 
to this country on furlough in 1888 for one year and in 1898 
for a year and a half. 

He was married Aug. i, 1878, in Drakesville, N. J., to Har- 
riet Riggs, who with one daughter survives him. 

SIMEON WHIDDEN FISHER, 
Son of Simeon and Dorothy (Whidden) Fisher, was born 
Dec. 18, 1843, in St. Marys, Nova Scotia, Canada. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Clinton, Canada, at the age of twenty-two. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the high school at Clinton and under 
private tuition. He was for a time a student in the College 
of the University of Toronto and in the Literary Department of 
Knox College. He then engaged in missionary work in Guelph 
Presbytery, Canada. He spent the first year of his theological 
course in Knox College, Canada, 1871-72. He then entered the 
Seminary at Princeton, remaining one year. He took the third 
year of his course in Knox College, 1873-74. He was licensed 



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by the Presbytery of Guelph, July 14, 1874, and ordained by 
the Presbytery of Hamilton, Oct. 27, 1874, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the churches of Watertown and Bur- 
lington, Canada. He was released from the former charge in 
June 1877 and from the latter in December 1879. He was pas- 
tor of the Knox Church, Elora, Canada, from December 1879 
to December 1883, and pastor of the church at West Flamboro, 
Canada, from 1883 to 1913. He then retired from the active 
ministry, taking up his residence in Dundas, Canada, until 
1918. He then moved to Vancouver, where he resided until 
his death there, Jan. 26, 1920, in the 77th year of his age. 

He was married July 9, 1873, in Rodgerville, Canada, to 
Mary Ann Ingram, who with four sons and two daughters 
survives him. 

WILLIAM EDGAH MACE, L.D., 
Son of Samuel and Margaret Thompson (Cairns) Mack, was 
bom May 31, 1844, in Bowerston, Ohio. He made a pubHc 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of New 
Hagerstown, Ohio, at the age of eighteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the New Hagerstown Academy and 
he graduated from Princeton University in 1871. Entering 
the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year he took 
the full three years' course there, graduating in 1874. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Steubenville, May 3, 1873, ^^d 
ordained by the Presbytery of Columbus, Sept. 15, 1874. He 
was pastor of the churches of Reynoldsburgh and Mifflin, Ohio, 
1874-80; pastor of the First Church, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1881- 
84; pastor elect of the Third Church, Kansas City, Mo., 1884- 
86; pastor of the church of Burlington, Kan., i8'86-89; stated 
supply of the church of Sterling, Kan., 1889-91 ; stated supply 
of the church of Council Grove, Kan., 1891, and its pastor, 
1894-99 ; and stated supply of the church at Pittsburgh, Kan., in 



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1900. He resided as an evangelist in Sterling, Kan., from 1901 
to 1902. He was stated supply of the church of Pratt, Kan., 
1903-06, and stated supply of the church at Belleville, Kan., 
1907-09. During the next year he resided in Joplin, Mo, After 
this he again supplied the church at Sterling, Kan., from 1912 to 
1914. He resided in Joplin, Mo., from this time until his death, 
April 30, 1919, in the Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago, 111., after 
an operation, in the 75th year of his age. He was buried in 
the Mt, Hope Cemetery, Joplin, Mo. During his pastorate of 
the Reynoldsburgh and Mifflin churches, Ohio, he resided in 
Graham, Ohio. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from 
the Cooper Memorial College, Kansas, in 1898. He was a com- 
missioner to the General Assembly in 1886 and in 1894. 

He was married, Sept. 22, 1874, in New Philadelphia, Ohio, 
to Nannie Latimer, who died April 23, 191 1. Two daughters 
survive him. 

EUGENE HOUACE MATEEB, 
Son of Cyrus and Anna Maria (Greene) Mateer, was born 
Aug. 24, 1844, near Altoona, Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Lower Tuscarora at 
the age of seventeen. He studied for a short time in the Tusca- 
rora Academy and at Millersville, Pa., but otherwise prepared 
himself for college. He spent the first two years of his college 
course in Washington and Jefferson College, then going to 
Princeton and graduating from Princeton University in 1871. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year 
he took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1874. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Huntingdon, April 15, 
1874, and ordained by the Presbytery of Hudson, June 25, 1874, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the church at Mil- 
ford, Pa., from which he was released Feb. 4, 1884. He was 
pastor of the church at McVeytown, Pa., from April 29, 1884, 



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to Feb. 16, 1904, and of the Pittsgrove Church, Daretown, N. J., 
from June 16, 1904, until his death, March 17, 1920, in a hos- 
pital in Trenton, after an illness of some months, in the 76th 
year of his age. He was buried in the cemetery of the Pitts- 
grove Church at Daretown, N. J. He was a commissioner to 
the General Assembly of 1878 and 1896. He was permanent 
clerk of the Huntingdon Presbytery from 1895 to 1904 and was 
moderator of the Presbytery of Huntingdon and of the Presby- 
tery of West Jersey. In the latter Presbytery he was chairman 
of the Committee on Foreign Missions. He published A His- 
tory of the McVeytown Presbyterian Church, 1776-1895, in 
1895, as well as a number of sermons and addresses. He was 
in the United States Army a few weeks in the summer of 1863. 
In his youth he taught school in Williamsburg, Pa., in the West 
Jersey Academy, Bridgeton, N. J., and in the public schools 
of Port Deposit, Md. 

He was married Dec. 25, 1873, in Delhi, Iowa, to Agnes 
Wolf, who with one son and two daughters survives him. 

WILLIAM CLAUKE ALEXANLEE. S.D., 
Son of Robert Hervey and Matilda (Milliken) Alexander, was 
born Sept. 6, 1850, in Lewistown, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Little Valley Presbyterian church, 
Pennsylvania, at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Columbia Classical Institute, Columbia, 
Pa., and he graduated from Lafayette College in 1873. Enter- 
ing 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 Huntingdon, April 14, 

1875, ^"d ordained by the Presbytery of Westminster, May 9, 

1876, being at the same time installed pastor of the church at 
Pequea, Pa., from which he was released Oct. 25, 1880. He 
was pastor of the church at Middletown, Del., from Dec. 7, 



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1880, to Jan. 21, 1889; of the church at Matawan, N. J., from 
April 23, 1889, to July 17, 1893; of the West Street Church, 
Washington, D. C, from Oct. 31, 1893, to Sept. 28, 1908, and 
of the church at Roswell, N. M., from 1908 to 1910, After this 
he resided in Philadelphia, Pa., from 1911 to 1915; in Haver- 
ford, Pa., from 191 5 to 1916, and in Overbrook, Pa., from 1916 
until his death there. May 26, 1919, of endocarditis, in the 
69th year of his age. He was buried at Easton, Pa. He re- 
ceived the honorary degree of D.D. from Lafayette College 
in 1893. He published: The History of Pequea, Pa., Presby- 
terian Church, 1876, and History of the Presbyterian Church 
of Middletown Point, N. J., 1892. He was a trustee of Lafay- 
ette College from 1898 to 1904. 

He was married June i, 1876, in Phillipsburg, N, J., to 
Mary C. Reese, who died April 7, 191 1. One son survives him. 

CHARLES CYRUS KEELINGER, 
Son of Henry and Catherine (Ehrehart) KerHnger, was born 
April 28, 185 1, in Logansville, Pa, He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith at the age of nineteen. His preparatory 
studies Wef^ pursued in the Preparatory Department of Penn- 
sylvania College, Gettysburg, and he graduated from that col- 
lege in 1875. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall 
of the same year, he remained one year. He then studied for 
one year in the Western Theological Seminary. He did not 
enter the ministry. He engaged in teaching in Andersonburg 
and Uniontown, Pa., in 1879 and again in 1882. He was 
editor of the Stewartstown News, Pennsylvania, from 1890 to 
1891, and editor of the Valley Echo, East Palestine, Ohio, in 
1893. He resided in Dunbar, Pa., from 1894 to 1904, being en- 
gaged in the coal business. While there he was a ruling elder in 
the Presbyterian church. In 1904 he moved to York, Pa., resid- 
ing there until his death in York, Dec. 31, 1917, of paralysis, 



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in the 67th year of his age. He was buried at Stewartstown, 
Pa. 

He was married March 8, 1905, in Princeton, N. J., to Eliza- 
beth Anderson, who survives him. 

NATHANIEL IRWIN RUBINKAM, Ph.D., 
Son of Nathaniel Irwin and Anna Maria (Wynkoop) Rubin- 
kam, was born Feb. 19, 1851, near Hartsville, Pa. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Hartsville at the age of thirteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Tennent School near Hartsville and privately 
in Hartsville and Philadelphia, and he graduated from Prince- 
ton University in 1874. He then spent a year as a student in 
Halle University, Germany, and England. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1875, taking the full three years' 
course there and graduating in 1878. He was Hcensed by the 
Presbytery of Philadelphia Central, May 10, 1877, and or- 
dained by the Presbytery of Lackawanna, April 30, 1878, being 
at the same time installed pastor of the church at West Pitts- 
ton, Pa., from which he was released April 21, 1880. He was 
pastor of the Second Reformed Dutch Church of Philadelphia 
from May 12, 1880, to Oct. 20, 1885. He served the First 
Church at Jamestown, N. Y., as pastor-elect from October 1885 
until installed its pastor, Jan. 19, 1886, and was released from 
this charge May 7, 1889. While pastor of this church he went 
to Europe in 1888, remaining until 1892, engaged in study in 
Berlin, in Basle and in Paris. He was pastor of the Univer- 
sity Congregational Church in Chicago, III, from 1893 to 1899. 
He then withdrew from the Presbyterian ministry. He was a 
lecturer on literature in the University of Chicago from 1893 
to 1910 and lecturer for Rubinkam Association from 1903 to 
1909. He then became a lecturer in the Central Unitarian So- 
ciety of Chicago and continued such until his death in Chicago, 



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Sept. 29, 1919, in the 69th year of his age. He was buried in 
Oakwoods Cemetery, Chicago. He received the degree of 
Ph.D. from the University of Basle in 1891. He was the author 
of a number of treatises and contributed to magazines and was 
for a time editor of the University Forum. He was a member 
of the Chautauqua Board of Trustees from 1881 to 1897. He 
was president of the International Folk-Lore Society of Chi- 
cago in 1898, and president and secretary of the University 
Ethical Society of Chicago. 

He was married April 24, 1880, in Bridgeton, N. J., to Sarah 
Erety Shoemaker, who with two sons and one daughter sur- 
vives him. 

SEPHANIAH BEALE CAMPBELL, D.L., 
Son of Zephaniah Beale and Lydia Ann (Wyly) Campbell, was 
born Nov. 25, 1849, in Waynesburg, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Hayes- 
ville, Ohio, at the age of twelve. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Vermillion Institute of Hayesville and he grad- 
uated from Wooster College in 1875. He then spent a year 
superintending the public schools of Belleville, Ohio. Entering 
the Seminary at Princeton in 1876, he took the full three years' 
course there, graduating in 1879. He was licensed and ordained 
an evangelist by the Presbytery of Wooster, June 25, 1879. 
He organized the Olivet Church at Lima, Ohio, in 1879, serv- 
ing it for a time as stated supply. He began serving the 
churches of Ada and New Stark, Ohio, as stated supply in 
February 1880, closing his services for the church at New 
Stark in January 1890, and continuing to serve the church at 
Ada until September 1900. After this he resided in San An- 
tonio, Texas, until 1904, when he became chaplain and finan- 
cial secretary of the Western College for Women at Oxford, 
Ohio, continuing such until 1910. He resided in Winona Lake, 



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Ind,, from 1911 to 1913; in Ada, Ohio, from 1913 to 1917, and 
in Columbus, Ohio, from the latter date until his death there, 
August 2^], 1 9 19, of cancer, in the 70th year of his age. He was 
buried at Ada, Ohio, His last work was in connection with 
the Anti-Saloon League of Ohio. He received the honorary 
degree of D.D. from Ohio University in 1893. He was chair- 
man of the Ohio Civil Service Commission from 191 5 to 191 7. 
He was a trustee of the Normal and Industrial Department of 
Wilberforce University from 1892 to 1895 ^"<i was a trustee 
of Wooster College. He was a director of the Metropolitan 
Bank of Lima, Ohio, and a member of the Board of Trustees 
of Winona Assembly. 

He was married June 23, 1881, in St. Marys, Ohio, to Anna 
Harrington, who with one daughter survives him. 

WILLIAM VANZANDT LOUDEEBOUGH, 
Son of Andrew and Julia (Baker) Louderbough, was born 
March ii, 1851, in Newportville, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Milford, 
Del., at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Academy at Smyrna, Del., and he graduated 
from Princeton University in 1875. He then spent one year 
as principal of the High School of Bloomfield, N. J. Enter- 
ing the Seminary at Princeton in 1876, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1879. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of New Castle, Sept. 11, 1878, and ordained by 
the same Presbytery, Sept. 24, 1879, being at the same time 
installed pastor of the Drawyer's Church of Odessa, Del., and 
was released from this charge Feb. 27, 1882. He was pastor 
of the First Church, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, Pa., 
from Nov. 5, 1882, to March 14, 1883, and of the First Church 
of Salem, N. J., from Dec 11, 1883, until his death, after a 
pastorate of thirty-six years. He died May 18, 1919, in Salem, 



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N. J., of heart failure a few minutes after entering church to 
conduct service. He was in his 69th year. He was buried in 
the cemetery of the First Presbyterian Church of Salem. He 
was three times a commissioner to the General Assembly ; was 
moderator of the Synod of New Jersey in 1903, and twice 
moderator of the Presbytery of West Jersey. He was a trus- 
tee of the West Jersey Presbytery and treasurer of the Board 
of Trustees from 1902 to 1912. He was a member of the 
Synod's Committee on Home Missions and on Ministerial Re- 
lief, and chairman of the Synod's Committee on Temperance 
for several years. 

He was married April 17, 1884, in Odessa, Del., to Eliza 
McDonough Janvier, who with one son, the Rev. John J. Lou- 
derbough of the class of 1912 of Princeton Seminary, survives 
him. 

ROBEUT ERSKINE CAMPBELL, D.D., 
Son of Robert Erskine and Tabitha Atkinson (Meek) Camp- 
bell, was born Sept. 9, 1855, in Cross Hill, S. C. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Liberty Springs, S. C, at the age of seventeen. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued in the Academy at Cross Hill and 
he graduated from Newberry College, South Carolina, in 1876. 
He then spent a year in teaching. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1877, he took the full three years' course there 
graduating in 1880. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Louisville, Nov. i, 1880, and ordained by the same Presbytery 
Nov. 14, 1880, being at the same time installed pastor of the 
Warren Chapel, Louisville, Ky., and was released from this 
charge in 1882. He supplied the church at Morgansfield, Ky., 
from 1882 to 1883 and was pastor of the First Church of Flor- 
ida, N. Y., from Oct. 7, 1884, to Jan. 10, 1888. He was or- 
dained a deacon in the Episcopal Church, May 20, 1888, and a 



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presbyter, June 2^, 1888. He was rector of Grace Church, 
Waterville, N. Y., 1888- 1890, and of Christ Church, Borden- 
town, N. J., 1890-93, and a second time from 1896 to 1900. 
He was rector of Epiphany Church, Bellevue, Pa., 1900-03. 
He engaged in work as a city missionary in New York from 
1903 to 1907. He was rector of St. Peter's Church, Washing- 
ton, N. J., from 1907 to 1908, and of St. Agnes' Church, 
Washington, D. C, from 1908 to 1909. He continued his resi- 
dence in Washington until 191 1, going then to Florida. He 
served St. Andrew's Church, Jacksonville, Fla., from 1913 to 
191 5. He resided in Mobile, Ala., from 1916 to 1919. He 
died March 14, 1920, in Kissimmee, Fla., of angina pectoris, 
in the 65th year of his age. He was buried in the Rosedale 
Cemetery of Kissimmee. He received the honorary degree of 
D.D. from Newberry College in 1906. He was associate editor 
of "Landmarks of American History." For many years in the 
latter part of his life he devoted himself to "the ministry of 
healing," having free clinics connected with the parishes of 
which he was rector. 

He was twice married: (i) Dec. 23, 1880, in Columbus, 
N. J., to Rebecca Field Bishop, who died Jan. 10, 1914; (2) 
Nov. II, 1914, in Jacksonville, Fla., to Dorothy Elsie Biscoe, 
who with two sons and one daughter by his first wife survives 
him. 

WILLIAM JOHN FEAZER, D.D., 
Son of John and Nancy Gayley (Scanland) Frazer, was born 
March 22, 1853, at Paoli, Ind. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Walnut Street Presbyterian Church of Bloom- 
ington, Ind., at the age of twenty-one. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the public schools of Paoli and under a private 
tutor, and he graduated from Indiana State University in 1874. 
He then spent a year in teaching and engaged in the study of 



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law for nearly three years, being admitted to the bar in 1876 and 
made deputy prosecutor of Paoli, Ind. He entered the Seminary 
at Princeton in 1877, remaining until January 1880, when he was 
obliged to leave on account of ill health. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of New Albany, Sept. 29, 1880, and ordained by 
the same Presbytery, April 6, 1881. He was stated supply of 
the church at Worthington, Ind., from November 1880 to No- 
vember 1881 ; stated supply and later pastor of the church at 
Bedford, Ind., from November, 1881, to July, 1886, and 
stated supply of the church at Shelbyville, Ind., from 
August 1886 to June 1890. He was pastor of the church 
at Paris, 111., from July 1890 to February 1893; of the church 
at Brazil, Ind., from 1893 ^o 1901 ; and of the church at Elkhart, 
Ind., from June 6, 1901, to April 16, 1907. At this time he be- 
came stated supply of the church at Oxford, Ohio, until installed 
its pastor. May 20, 1908, and continued in this relation until 
his death at Oxford, Feb. 18, 1920, or organic heart trouble, 
in the 67th year of his age. He was buried at Paoli, Ind. He 
received the honorary degree of D.D. from Hanover College 
in 1898. He published occasional sermons and articles in news- 
papers and magazines. 

He was married March 29, 1882, in Clinton, Ky., to Elizabeth 
Berkley May, who died Feb. i, 1920. Four sons survive him. 

WILLIAM TAYLOR MATTHEWS, D.D., 
Son of William and Mary (Oliver) Matthews, was born Jan. 
10, 1857, in Wolfsville, N. C. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Presbyterian church of Asheville, N. C, at the 
age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in Ashe- 
ville and he graduated from Erskine College in 1878. He then 
spent two years in the Columbia Theological Seminary. En- 
tering the Seminary at Princeton in 1880, he completed his 
course there, graduating in 1881. He was licensed by the 



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Presbytery of Bethel, April 9, 1880, and ordained by the same 
Presbytery, Oct. 14, 1881, being at the same time installed pas- 
tor of the churches of Zion and Olivet, S. C, and was released 
from these charges Nov. i6, 1884. He was pastor of the church 
at Greenwood, S. C, from May 10, 1885, to April 10, 1892. 
During the next two years he labored as an evangelist within 
the bounds of the Presbytery of South Carolina. He was pas- 
tor of the First Church of Pensacola,Fla., from Oct. 23, 1894, 
to June 27, 1896, and stated supply of the church at Westmin- 
ster, S. C, from June 1896 to December 1897. He was chan- 
cellor of the Presbyterian College of South Carolina from De- 
cember 1897 to June 1900. He was pastor of the church at 
Hickory, N. C, from June 21, 1900, to Sept. 2, 1903; superin- 
tendent of Home Missions in Oklahoma from 1903 to 1912 
with his residence in Durant, Okla. He was pastor of the 
church at Marietta, Okla., from 1912 to 1915, and then super- 
intendent of Home Missions in the Presbytery of Paris from 
191 5 to 1917. He supplied the church at Commerce, Texas, 
from 1917 to 1919. After this he resided in LaFayette, Texas, 
until his death there, Feb. 26, 1920, of leakage of the heart, in 
the 65th year of his age. He was buried at Marietta, Okla. He 
received the honorary degree of D.D. from Due West College 
in 1919. 

He was married Jan. 24, 1884, in Yorkville, S. C, to Sue 
Fannie Lowry, who with three sons and one daughter survives 
him. 

GUSTAV ADOLPH BEANLT, 
Son of William and Ruth (Coe) Brandt, was born March 6, 
1857, in Brandt, Pa. He made a pubUc confession of his faith 
in the Presbyterian church of Brandt at the age of eighteen. 
His preparatory studies were pursued in the Academy at Gil- 
bertsville, N. Y., and he graduated from Princeton University 



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in 1879. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the 
same year, he remained tiiree years. He was licensed and or- 
dained by the Presbytery of Lackawanna, April 19, 1882. 
He was stated supply of the churches of Mellette, Northville 
and Warner, S. D,, from September 1882 to April 1883; of 
the church at Aberdeen, S. D., from April 1883 to April 1886; 
of the church at Roscoe, S. D., from April 1886 until installed 
its pastor, Oct. 30, 1887, being released from this charge Oct. 2, 
1889; was pastor of the Westminster Church, of West Duluth, 
Minn., from October 1888 to November 1893, and pastor of the 
church at Bamum, Minn., from July to November 1894. At 
this time he joined the Plymouth Brethren and engaged in 
evangelistic work with his residence at Barnum, Minn., until 
his death there, Nov. 16, 1917, of chronic gastritis, in the 61 st 
year of his age. He was buried at Moose Lake, Minn. 

He was married July 2, 1886, in Huron, S. D., to Josephine 
Maria Buffum, who with three sons and eight daughters sur- 
vives him. 

3D0NALD MACDOUGALL, 
Son of Donald and Mary (]\Iacdonald) Macdougall, was born 
Aug. 4, 1854, in Horisary, Inverness, Scotland. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Knox Presbyterian Church, 
London, at the age of twenty-two. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the government school and under a private 
tutor. He spent one year in Hurne Cliff College, near Sheffield, 
England, and graduated from the Harly House, London, in 
1879. He then spent one year in missionary work in Canada. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1880 as a middler, re- 
maining one year. He was a student in the Yale Divinity School 
from 1 88 1 to 1882 and took a graduate course in Union Theo- 
logical Seminary, New York, from 1884 to 1885. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 13, 1881, 



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and ordained by the Presbytery of Champlain, Feb. 21, 1883. 
He supplied the churches at Moores and Beekmantown, N. Y., 
during the summer of 1882. He was stated supply of the 
church at Black Brook, N. Y., from 1883 to 1884; pastor of 
the church at Taunton, Mass., from 1886 to 1893; stated supply 
of the church at New Bedford, Mass., from October 1893 until 
installed its pastor, June 21, 1894, and was released from this 
charge in 1896. He engaged in work as an evangelist in New 
Zealand from 1896 to 1897, and in Philadelphia, Pa., from 
1897 to 1900. He was editor of The Caledonian, New York 
City, from 1900 until his death in New York, March 31, 1920, 
of heart disease, in the 66th year of his age. He was buried 
in the Woodlawn Cemetery, New York. He published "The 
Conversion of the Maories," Philadelphia, 1899. While in 
New York he preached in Gaelic in the Second church, New 
York City, once every month. He was a member of the St. 
Andrew's Society and the Orangemen. 

He was twice married: (i) Dec. 16, 1886, in Taunton, 
Mass., to Harriet Daniels Blake, who died Nov. 28, 1899; (2) 
June 3, 1903, in Ashtabula, Ohio, to Ruth Gage Strong, who 
with one daughter survives him. 

WILLIAM IRWIN STEANS, D.D., 
son of William and Caroline (Irwin) Steans, was born March 
20, 1854, in Mifflinburg, Pa. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Presbyterian church of Buffalo Cross Roads, 
Pa., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Classical Institute of Columbia, Pa., and in the 
Academy at Andalusia, Pa., and he graduated from Lafayette 
College in 1879, being first honor man 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 1882. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Northumberland May 9, 1882, and 



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ordained by the Presbytery of Lackawanna, Oct. lo, 1882, be- 
ing at the same time installed pastor of the Washburn Street 
Church of Scranton, Pa., and was released from this charge 
June I, 1 89 1. He was pastor of the Mahoning Church, Dan- 
ville, Pa., from June 17, 1891, to April 22, 1902; stated supply 
of the Westminster Church, Grand Rapids, Mich., from May to 
October 1903, and pastor of the church at Westfield, N. J., from 
Oct. 13, 1903, until his death Dec. 16, 1919, at Westfield of 
apoplexy, in the 66th year of his age. He was buried at 
Westfield. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from 
Lafayette College in 1899. 

He was married June 6, 1888, in Scranton, Pa., to Jennie 
Rowena Wells, who with one son survives him. 

GEORGE LAW RICHMOND, D.D., 
Son of Archibald Murray and Margaret (Law) Richmond, was 
born April 3, 1853, in Thompsonville, Conn. He made a pub- 
lic confession of his faith in the South Fourth Street Presby- 
terian Church of Brooklyn, N. Y., at the age of fifteen. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in the Orange Military 
Academy of East Orange, N. J., and he graduated from New 
York University in 1880. Entering the Seminary at Princeton 
in the fall of the same year, he took the full three years' course 
there, graduating in 1883. He was licensed by the Presbjiiery 
of Morris and Orange, April 10, 1883, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of North River, Oct. 10, 1883, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the church at Little Britain, X. Y., from 
wdiich he was released Nov. 13, 1889. He was pastor of the 
Main Street Congregational Church of Amesbury, IMass., from 
Jan. 29, 1890, to Dec. 31, 1899. He then resided for one year 
without charge in East Orange, N. J., on account of ill health. 
He was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Boonton, 
N. J., from June 26, 1901, to June 19, 1917, when again obliged 



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to give Up his work on account of ill health. He resided in 
East Orange, N. J., from this time until his death there, April 
22, 1919, of pneumonia, in the 67th year of his age. He was 
buried in the Rosedale Cemetery of Orange, N. J. He received 
the honorary degree of D.D. from New York University in 
1910. 

He was married July i8, 1883, in West Orange, N. J., to 
Alice Holmes Hazard, who with two sons and three daughters 
survives him. 

ALFRED JOHNSON CHEATHAM, 
Son of John Lewis and Asenath Adaline (Patterson) Chea- 
tham, was born April 12, 1854, near Athens, Ga. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Princeton, Ark., at the age of eighteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in Princeton, Ark., in Batesville, Ark., 
and in Mt. Holly, Ark., and he graduated from Arkansas 
College in 1881. He took the first two years of his 
theological course in Union Theological Seminary then at 
Hampden Sidney, Va. He entered the Seminary at Princeton 
in 1883, remaining until March 1884. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Ouachita, April 20, 1883, and ordained by the 
same Presbytery, Oct. 27, 1884, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the church at Hope, Ark., and was released from this 
charge Aug. 30, 1894. He was pastor of the church at Potosi, 
Mo., from Sept. i, 1894, to Nov. i, 1903, and of the church at 
Fordyce, Ark., from Nov. i, 1903, until 1918, when he became 
pastor emeritus. He resided in Arkadelphia, Ark., from 1918 
until his death there, Dec. 27, 1919, of heart failure, in the 66th 
year of his age. He was buried at Fordyce, Ark. 

He was twice married: (i) April 22, 1885, in Batesville, 
Ark., to Kate Frances Crane, who died Nov. 28, 1898; (2) 
June 18, 1902, in Little Rock, Ark., to Loula Christian, who 



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with two sons and three daughters by his first wife and two sons 
by his second wife survives him. 

SAMUEL GULICK HUTCHISON, 
Son of John and Sarah Ann (Guhck) Hutchison, was born 
Dec. 15, 1854, in Richmond, Pa. He made a pubHc confession 
of his faith at the age of nine. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in Blair Hall, Blairstown, N. J., 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 

y of Lehigh, June 20, 1883, and ordained by the same Presbyter>% 

vC. (</ Sept. 17, 1884,, He supplied the church at Stroudsburg, Pa., 
from 1885 to 1916, when ill health compelled him to give up 
regular pastoral work. He resided in Vineland, N. J., from 
1916 to 191 7, filling pulpits as his health permitted. He then 
supplied the Bedford Park Church, New York City, during the 
absence of its pastor as chaplain in France. His health be- 
coming worse, he went to Chicago for medical treatment which 
was unavailing and died there March 7, 1919, of Bright's dis- 
ease, in the 65th year of his age. He was buried at Strouds- 
burg, Pa. 

He was twice married: (i) in 1884, at Bangor, Pa., to 
Emma Jones, who died in 1906; (2) Nov. 29, 1909, in East 
Stroudsburg, Pa., to Bertha Bush, who with two sons by his 
first wife survives him. 

U. S. GEANT JONES, 
Son of William Marsh and Sarah (Forsythe) Jones, was born 
June 16, 1864, in Newark, Ohio. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the public schools of Newark and he graduated from 
Wooster College in 1884. He entered the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in 1884, remaining one year. He then spent three years in 



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the Western Theological Seminary from which he graduated in 
1888. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Wooster, May 8, 
1888, and ordained by the same Presbytery, Sept. 19, 1888, hav- 
ing devoted his life to the work of foreign missions. He ar- 
rived in India Nov. 16, 1888, and was stationed at Ferozepur 
until 1891 ; at Lahore from 1892 to 1894; at Lodiana from 1894 
to 1904 and at Dehra Dun from 1904 to 1906. He spent the 
next two years in the United States on furlough. He supplied 
the church at Hicksville, Ohio, from 1908 to 1909. Returning 
to India he engaged again in missionary work at Rupar, Lo- 
diana, and again at Rupar until 1916, when he once more re- 
turned to the United States on furlough. Going back to India 
in 1917 he was stationed at Jullundur, India, from 1917 until 
his death near Jullundur, Dec. 22, 1919, of a gastric ulcer, in 
the 56th year of his age. He was buried in the Indian Christian 
Cemetery at Jullundur. 

He was married Dec. i, 1892, in Lahore, India, to Ellen A. 
McReddie, who with three sons survive him. 

PAUL ALBERT HOUGHTALINa, 
Son of Dewitt CHnton and Honora (McClure) Houghtaling, 
was born Dec. 12, 1858, in South Rondout, N. Y. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Rondout at the age of thirteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Ulster Academy, Kingston, N. Y., and in Alex- 
andria, Va., and he graduated from the University of Virginia 
in 1885. He then spent two years in the Episcopal Theological 
Seminary of Virginia. He entered the Seminary at Princeton 
in 1888 as a Senior, graduating in 1889. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 29, 1889, and or- 
dained by the Presbytery of Monmouth, Oct. 31, 1889, being at 
the same time installed pastor of the Calvary Church, Riverton, 
N. J., from which he was released Oct. 18, 1893. He was pas- 



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tor of the Congregational church of Sayville, N. Y., from 1894 
to 1896. He served the Irving Avenue Presbyterian Church 
of Bridgeton, N. J., as pastor elect from 1899 to 1901, when 
ill health compelled him to give up pastoral work. He resided 
in Riverton, N. J., from 1901 until his death there, April 13, 
1919, of a nervous breakdown, in the 61 st year of his age. He 
was buried in Palmyra, N. Y. 

He was married Sept. i, 1890, in Atlantic City, to Rebecca 
Davis Dubois, who with one son survives him. 

JAMES SCOTT MOORE, 
Son of Martin Luther and Johanna (Beaty) Moore, was born 
June 10, 1861, in Bloomington, 111. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of Bloom- 
ington at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Wesleyan University of Bloomington, and he grad- 
uated from Washington and Jefferson College in 1886. He 
took the first year of his theological course in McCormick 
Seminary, entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1887, com- 
pleting his course there and graduating in 1889. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Bloomington, Sept. 12, 1888, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Geneva, Oct. i, 1889, being at 
the same time installed pastor of the church at Seneca Castle, 
N. Y., and was released from this charge Sept. 5, 1892. He 
was stated supply of the church at Alden, N. Y., from Jan- 
uary 1893 to July 1905 ; stated supply of the Centenary Church 
of Spokane, Wash., from September to December, 1906, and 
stated supply of the Westminster Congregational Church of 
Spokane, Wash., from December 1906 to March 1907. During 
the next three years he engaged in business as cashier in the 
Union Savings Bank of Spokane. He supplied the church at 
Gardenville, N. Y., during a part of 191 1 ; resided in Buffalo, 
N. Y., from 1912 to 191 3, and supplied the Colchester Church 



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of Downsville, N. Y., from 191 4 until his death. During this 
time he suppHed for a short period the church at Camp Lee, 
Va. He died July 6, 1919, in Buffalo, N. Y., after a lingering 
illness, in the 59th year of his age. He was buried at Wash- 
ington, Pa. 

He was married July 10, 1890, in Washington, Pa., to Zoe 
Moore Steen, who with two sons survives him. 

JOSEPH BBOWITE BICEETTS, 
Son of William Shaw and Martha (Browne) Ricketts, was 
bom Sept. 23, i860, in Plumer, Pa. He made a pubUc con- 
fession of his faith in the United Presbyterian Church at the 
age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in New 
Castle, Pa., and he graduated from Westminster College, Penn- 
sylvania, in 1887. He then entered the Seminary at Princeton, 
remaining one year. He continued his theological course in the 
United Presbyterian Seminary at Allegheny, Pa. He was 
licensed by the U. P. Presbytery of Mercer, April 23, 1889, and 
ordained by the U. P. Presbytery of Wheeling, Nov. 18, 1890, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the U. P. churches of 
Belmont and McMahon's Creek, Ohio, with his residence at 
Key, Ohio. He was released from these charges in July 1898. 
He was pastor of the U. P. church of Wilmerding, Pa., from 
July 6, 1898, to Sept. 15, 1908; pastor of the U. P. church of 
Aleda, III, from Jan. 26, 1909, to April 13, 1910, and pastor 
of the U. P. church of Lisbon, Ohio, from July 8, 1910, to June 
25, 1918. He continued his residence at Lisbon. He died 
April 13, 1919, in a hospital in Salem, Ohio, of a blod clot after 
an operation, in the 59th year of his age. He was buried at 
Rich Hill, Pa. 

He was married Dec. 3, 1890, in New Wilmington, Pa., to 
Sarah J. McDowell, who died Feb. 9, 1919. 



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THOMAS EOBERTSON PEETZ, 
Son of Abraham Nestor and Emeline Porter (Robertson) 
Fretz, was born Dec. 23, 1866, in Philadelphia, Pa. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church 
of Reading, Pa., at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies 
■were pursued in the Keystone Normal School of Kutztown, 
Pa., and he graduated from Lafayette College in 1890. Enter- 
ing the Seminary 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 Lehigh April 21, 1892, and 
ordained by the same Presbytery, April 19, 1893. He was 
pastor of the church at South Bethlehem, Pa., from May 29, 
1893, to Sept. 17, 1895, and of the church at Bement, 111., from 
1895 to 1898. He then returned to Princeton to spend one year 
as a graduate student in the Seminary there. His name was 
dropped from the roll of the Presbytery of Bloomington in 
1900. He suffered from voice failure and engaged in teaching 
in Ocean City, N. J.; then as principal of the public schools 
of Newark, N. J., and later in New York City. He died Dec. 
3, 191 5, in East Orange, N. J., of cancer, in the 49th year of his 
age. He was buried in Bloomfield, N. J. 

He was thrice married: (i) Dec. 23, 1890, in Reading, Pa., 
to Mary Rebecca Madeira, who died March 3, 1893 ; (2) details 
lacking; (3) July 15, 1912, in Scranton, Pa., to Lorena E. 
Bishop, who with one son survives him. 

JAMES OSSEWAARDE, 
Son of Jacobus and Dina S. (DePree) Ossewaarde, was bom 
July 22, 1869, in Zeeland, Mich. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Reformed church of Zeeland at the age of 
sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Prepara- 
tory Department of Hope College, Holland, Mich., and he 
graduated from that college in 1890. Entering the Seminary at 



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Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1893. -^^ then spent a year of 
study in the New College, Edinburgh, He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Grand Rapids, Sept. 19, 1893, and ordained by 
the Illinois Classis of the Reformed Church of America, Oct. 
3, 1894, being at the same time installed pastor of the Second 
Reformed church of Pella, Iowa, from which he was released 
Sept. 25, 1898. He was pastor of the Bethany Reformed 
Church of Grand Rapids, Mich., from Oct. 6, 1898, to April 
2^, 1902. He then become a chaplain in the United States 
Army with charge of educational work and was stationed at 
Fort Wayne, Mich., from April 21 to June 16, 1902; at Fort 
Snelling, Minn., from June 21 to Oct. 31, 1904; at Praesidio, 
San Francisco, Cal., from Nov. 5, 1904, to Feb. i, 1905; in the 
Philippine Islands from the latter date until Oct. 25, 1906; at 
Fort Logan, Colo., from 1906 to 1910; at Camp Keithley, 
Philippine Islands, from 1910 to 191 1 ; at the Ludlow Barracks, 
Philippine Islands, from 191 1 to 1912; at the Vancouver Bar- 
racks, Wash., from 1912 to 1914, and at the Disciplinary Bar- 
racks of Alcatraz, Cal., from 1914 until his death there, Jan. 3, 
1920, of apoplexy, in the 51st year of his age. He was buried 
at Zeeland, Mich. 

He was married Dec. 31, 1895, in Zeeland, Mich., to Cor- 
nelia Johanna Den Herder, who survives him. 

ANDREW TODD TAYLOR, D.D., ' 

Son of Robert and Mary (Leech) Taylor, was born Dec. 2, 
1865, in Finvoy, County Antrim, Ireland. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Parker, 
Pa., at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Academy at Parker and in the Pine Grove Acad- 
emy, Pennsylvania, and he graduated from Grove City College 
in 1889. He then engaged in teaching for a year in the Se- 



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wickley High School, Pennsylvania. He entered the Western 
Theological Seminary in 1890, remaining one year. He entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in 1891 as a middler, completing 
his course there and graduating in 1893. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Kittanning, April 13, 1892, and ordained by 
the Presbyter}' of Washington, May 15, 1893. He was pastor 
of the church at Mt. Prospect, Pa., from Aug. 19, 1893, to Nov. 
21, 1896; pastor of the Gaston Church, Philadelphia, from Dec. 
21, 1896, to Nov. 15, 1908; pastor of the Cook's Church, Toron- 
to, Canada, from Nov. 20, 1908, to Sept. 10, 19 12 ; pastor of the 
Third church, Trenton, N. J., from Oct. 29, 1912, to Novem- 
ber 13, 1916, and pastor of the First Church of York, Pa., from 
Dec. I, 1916, until his death at York, Dec. 21, 1919, of neural- 
gia of the heart, in the 55th year of his age. He was buried 
at York, Pa. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from 
Grove City College in 1906. He was moderator of the Presby- 
tery of Washington in 1896 and of the Presbytery of Philadel- 
phia in 1907. He was a commissioner to the General Assembly 
in 1896 and 1903. He received the degree of A.M. on exam- 
ination from Princeton University in 1901. 

He was married July 26, 1894, in Washington, Pa., to Lau- 
retta Morgan Brownson, who with one son and four daughters 
survives him. 

ROBINSON POTTER DUNN BENNETT, D.D., 
Son of Messadore Toscan and Anna (Dunn) Bennett, was born 
Nov. II, 1869, in Newport, R. I. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the First Congregational Church of Stonington, 
Conn., at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in St. Paul's Cathedral School, Garden City, L. I., and 
he graduated from Princeton University 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 



1920] NECROLOGICAL ElEPORT 59 

licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 23, 1895, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Newark, May 29, 1895, being 
at the same time installed pastor of the church at Lyons Farms, 
N. J., from which he was released Feb. 7, 1900. His only other 
charge was that of the Summit Church, Germantown, Phila- 
delphia, from March 15, 1900, until his death. He died Sept. 
15, 1919, in Bar Harbor, Maine, after a brief illness in the 50th 
year of his age. He was buried in the Ivy Hill Cemetery, Ger- 
mantown. He was moderator of the Newark Presbytery and 
of the Presbytery of Philadelphia North. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D. from Lafayette College in 1918. 
He published "The Office of Elder," 1906, and "What I Tell my 
Junior Congregation," 1913. He also published several sermons 
and a novel, "In the House of Simon," which was printed in 
the Westminster. He was superintendent of the Junior En- 
deavor work in New Jersey from 1897 to 1899; chairman of 
the Judicial Commission of the Presbytery of Philadelphia 
North, and a director of various charitable institutions. 

He was married Nov. 6, 1895, in Washington, D. C, to Lucy 
Glover ColUns, who with one son and one daughter survives 
him. 

LUCIAN DOTY NOEL, 
Son of Henry Taylor and Annie Lura (Doty) Noel, was born 
March 11, 1868, in Lancaster, Ky. He made a public confession 
of his faith at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the private schools of Lancaster and he gradu- 
ated from Centre College, Kentucky, in 1888. He taught for 
two years in the Hogsett Military Academy of Harrodsburgh, 
Ky., and then engaged in the study of law in the University of 
Virginia. He studied in Kentucky Theological Seminary from 

1893 to 1894, and in the Danville Theological Seminary from 

1894 to 1895. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the latter 



6o NECROLOGICAL REPORT [192O 

year as a senior, he completed his course there, graduating in 

1896. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Transylvania, Oct. 
20, 1896, and ordained by the Presbytery of Austin, April 7, 

1897, being at the same time installed pastor of the church at 
Taylor, Texas, from which he was released in 1898. He was 
stated supply of the First church of Lebanon, Ky., 1898-1901 ; 
pastor of the church at How^ard, Kan., 1902-04; stated supply 
of the St. Paul's Church, Charlotte, N, C, 1904-06; stated 
supply of the churches of Barnard, Saltville and Harmony, 
Kan., 1907-08; stated supply of the First church of Reno, Nev., 
1908-09; stated supply of the church at Stirling, Cal., 1910-11 ; 
resided at Long Beach, Cal., the year following; was stated 
supply of the Shorb Avenue Church, Los Angeles, Cal., 191 3- 

14, and stated supply of the church at Lankershim, Cal., 1914- 

15. He resided at Berkeley, Cal., the year following, and at 
Camp Meeker, Cal., from 1917 to 1918. At this time he was 
honorably retired from the active ministry, residing at Santa 
Rosa, Cal., until his death. He died Oct. 28, 1919, at Camp 
Meeker, Cal., in the 52nd year of his age. He was buried at 
Sebastopol, Cal. He published sermons and articles and poems 
in periodicals. 

He was married Aug. 3, 1896, in Mt. Carmel, 111., to Susan 
Kincaid, who with one son survives him. 

HABB7 BAHEMOEE ANGUS, 
Son of Job Winans and Jeanette Benjamin (Tillou) Angus, 
was born Oct. 11, 1883, in Elizabeth, N. J. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of 
Elizabeth at the age of twelve. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Battin High School of Elizabeth, and he gradu- 
ated from Rutgers College in 1905. He then engaged in busi- 
ness for a year with the Western Electric Company of New 
York City. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1906, 



1920] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 61 

taking the full three years' course there and graduating in 1909. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of EHzabeth, June 15, 1909, 
and ordained by the same Presbytery, June 16, 1909. He had 
charge of the Peck Memorial Chapel, Washington, D. C, from 
1909 to 1916 and was pastor of the McDowell Memorial 
Church, Philadelphia, from Oct. 14, 1916, until his death, 
April 30, 1919, in Philadelphia, of pneumonia, in the 36th year 
of his age. He was buried in the Greenmount Cemetery, 
Elizabeth, N. J. 

He was married June 16, 191 5, in Meyersdale, Pa., to Grace 
Maeona Kendall, who with one son and one daughter survives 
him. 

AEY NEVIN BRUBAKER, 
Son of Jacob Kreider and Amelia (Eberly) Brubaker, was born 
Nov. 6, 1889, in Lebanon, Pa. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the First Reformed Church of Lebanon at the age 
of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
public schools of Lebanon; in the Millersville State Normal 
School, Pennsylvania, and also in the Lebanon Valley College, 
Pennsylvania, and he graduated from Ursinus College in 1913. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same 
year, remaining two years. He took the third year of his theo- 
logical course in the Yale Divinity School, graduating in 191 6. 
He was licensed by the Lebanon Classis of the Reformed 
Church, June 15, 1916, and ordained by the Carlisle Classis, 
Aug. 16, 1916, being at the same time installed pastor of the 
Reformed church of Landisburg, Pa., from which he was re- 
leased Aug. I, 191 8. After this he was pastor of the Reformed 
church of New Oxford, Pa., until his death there, Oct. 12, 
1918, in the 29th year of his age. He was buried at Annville, 
Pa. He is survived by a widow and one daughter. 



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GRADUATE STUDENTS 



ELLIOTT HUFF WEITTEZER, 
Son of William Aaron and Mary (Fry) Whitteker, was born 
Jan. 4, 1879, ii^ Cincinnati, Ohio. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Cincinnati at 
the age of ten. He studied as a special student in the Cincinati 
University from 1900 to 190 1. He then took the full three 
years' course in Lane Theological Seminary from which he 
graduated in 1904, He was licensed by the Presbytery of Cin- 
cinnati, April 21, 1903, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Athens, June ■22, 1904, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the church at Beverly, Ohio, and was released from this 
charge in December 1906. He was stated supply of the church 
at Adams Mills, Ohio, 1906-08 ; pastor of the churches at Fay- 
ette and Kunkle, Ohio, from May 19, 1908, to April 12, 1910; 
pastor of the First Church at CarHsle, Ind., April 19 to Oct. 10, 
191 1, and stated supply of the church at Greenup, 111., from 
191 1 to 1913. He then entered the Seminar}^ at Princeton as a 
graduate student, remaining one year. He was stated supply 
of the church at Ireton, Iowa, 1914-15 ; stated supply of the Mt. 
Pleasant Church, Marcus, Iowa, 1915-17, and pastor of the 
church at Meridan, Iowa, from July 25, 1917, until his death 
there, Feb. 5, 1918, of meningitis, in the 40th year of his age. 
He was buried at Cincinnati, Ohio. He was president of the 
Sixteenth Iowa District of the Endeavor Union. 

He was twice married: (i) May 31, 1906, in Beverly, Ohio, 
to Mabel Clare Morris, who died Dec. 29, 1912 ; (2) Aug. 2, 
1914, in Greenup, III, to Winnie Winslow, who with two sons 
and one daughter by his first wife survives him. 



1920] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 63 

CHAELES BEOWN EOACH, 
Son of Jason B. and Mary E. (Watkins) Roach, was bom 
April 20, 1886, in Canton, Ohio. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Methodist Episcopal church of Minerva, 
Ohio, at the age of ten. He graduated from Mt. Union Col- 
lege, Ohio, in 1909. He received the degree of M.A. from 
New York University in 1912. He took the regular theological 
course in Drew Theological Seminary from which he graduated 
in 1912. He was ordained by the Atlantic Conference of the 
Methodist Church at Blue Ridge, N. J., in 1913. He was pastor 
of the Methodist church of Asheville, N. C, from 1913 to 1914, 
and of the Methodist church of Bristol, Tenn., from 1914 to 
191 5. He entered the Seminary at Princeton as a graduate stu- 
dent in 191 5, remaining one year. While a student at Princeton 
he was pastor of the Wesley Methodist Church of Trenton, 
N. J., and continued such until 1917. He was pastor of the 
Methodist churches of Pointville and Wrightstown, N. J., from 
191 7 until his death in the Methodist Hostess House of Camp 
Dix, Pointville, N. J., Oct. 10, 1918, of influenza and bronchial 
pneumonia, in the 33rd year of his age. He was buried in the 
Pleasant Hill Cemetery of Chester, N. J. He was the Methodist 
camp pastor at Camp Dix at the time of his death. 

He was married June 11, 1913, in Chester, N. J., to Mildred 
Emma Searles, who with one son and one daughter survives 
him. 



INDEX 65 



INDEX 

PAGE 

Alexander, William Clarke 39 

Angus, Harry Baremore 60 

Benaugh, George 31 

Bennett, Robinson Potter Dunn 58 

Brandt, Gustav Adolph 47 

Brubaker, Ary Nevin 61 

Burt, James Clark 33 

Butler, George Washington 12 

Campbell, Robert Erskine 44 

Campbell, Zephaniah Beale 42 

Cheatham, Alfred Johnson 51 

Clark, James Francis 29 

Cleland, Robert Wickliffe 30 

Corbett, Hunter 20 

Cottingham, William White 11 

Des Islets, Colbert Mousseau 34 

Elliott, John Willson 35 

Fisher, Simeon Whidden 36 

Frazer, William John 45 

Fretz, Thomas Robertson 56 

Hodge, Henry Wilson 8 

HOUGHTAUNG, PaUL AlBERT 53 

Hughes, James Potter , 13 

Hutchison, Samuel Gulick 52 

Janeway, Joshua Blackwood Howell 15 

Jones, U. S. Grant 52 

Keigwin, Albert Newton 26 

Kerlinger, Charles Cyrus 40 

LooMis, Exihu 10 

Louderbough, William Vanzandt 43 

Macdougall, Donald 48 

Mack, William Edgar 37 



66 INDEX 

Mateer, Eugene Horace 38 

Matthews, Wiujam Taylor 46 

MiLLiGAN, William Vincent 14 

Moore, James Scott • • 54 

MoREY, Henry Martyn 23 

Noel, Lucxan Doty 59 

OssEWAARDE, James • • 56 

Potter, Joseph Lewis 35 

Richmond, George Law 50 

Ricketts, Joseph Browne • • . . 55 

Roach, Charles Brown 63 

Robinson, George 29 

RuBiNKAM, Nathaniel Irwin • • 41 

Sample, John Logan 17 

Smith, Ambrose Cephas 22 

Steans, William Irwin 49 

Taylor, Andrew Todd 57 

Van Allen, Charles Edwin 24 

Van Syckel, Phineas Barber 25 

Whitteker, Elliott Huff 62 

Williams, Edward Franklin 16 

WiNTERiCK, Albert John 18 

Wright, John 2^ 

Young, Josias Henry 19 



NECROLOGICAL REPORT 



PRESENTED TO THE 



ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 



OF 



PmilCElON THEOLOGICAL SEMIiRV 



AT ITS ANNUAL MEETING 



May 3rd, 1921 



By the Editor 



r 



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



68 • [1921 



NOTICE 

The Editor of the Necrological Reports earnestly soHcits 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 1921-1922 

Rev. Prof. Melancthon W. Jacobus, D.D., LL.D., '81, President. 

Rev. Henry B. Master, D.D., '98, Vice-President. 

Rev. Robert M. Russell, Jr., '15, Secretary. 

Rev. Prof. Charles R. Erdman, D.D., '91, Treasurer. 

Rev. Maitland Alexander, D.D., LL.D., '92, 1 f Additional Members 

Rev. Wilson T. M. Beale, D.D., '02, U of 

Rev. Olin M. Jones, '12, J [Executive Committee. 



I921] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 69 



ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

OF 

PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 



Princeton, N. J., May 3, 192 1. 

The Alumni Association met for luncheon in Stuart Hall 
at 12.30 p. m., with the President, the Rev. George Alexander, 
D,D., '70, in the chair. A blessing was asked by the Rev. Wal- 
lace Radcliffe, D.D., LL.D., '66. After luncheon the Associa- 
tion 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. Prof. M. W. Jacobus, D.D., LL.D., '81. 

Vice-President — Rev. Henry B. Master, D.D., '98. 

Secretary — Rev. Robert M, Russell, Jr., '15. 

Treasurer — Rev. Charles R. Erdman, D.D., '91. 

Additional members of the Executive Committee — Rev. 
Maitland Alexander, D.D., LL.D., '92 ; Rev. W. T. M. Beale, 
'02; Rev. Olin M. Jones, '12. 

The Treasurer oflFered the following report, which was 
accepted : 



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Charles R. Erdman, in account with The Alumni Association of 
Princeton Theological Seminary : 

Balance as per last report $ii.o6 

Paid for printing (Numerals for Alumni Dinner) 2.00 

On hand May 3, 1921 $9.06 

The President expressed the regret of the Association that 
no member of the Class of '71 was present. 

The Rev. E. F. Munday, of the Class of '65, was introduced. 

The President announced that the Board of Directors had 
elected the Rev. Prof. Caspar Wistar Hodge, Ph.D., '01, to 
succeed the late Rev. Prof. B. B. Warfield, D.D., LL.D., 'y6, 
as Charles Hodge Professor of Didactic and Polemic Theology. 
Dr. Hodge addressed the Association. 

The Rev. Charles S. Barrett, D.D., '76, spoke on behalf of 
his Class which was celebrating its forty-fifth reunion. 

The Rev. Francis W. Wilber, D.D., '81, spoke on behalf of 
the forty-year Class. 

The Rev. A. Y. Beatie, special representative of the Semi- 
nary, reported progress made in the Equipment and Endow- 
ment Campaign. 

The Rev. J. Ross Stevenson, D.D., LL.D., President of the 
Seminary, addressed the Association in relation to this cam- 
paign. 

The Rev. W. L. Mudge, '96, spoke on behalf of the twenty- 
five-year Class. 

The benediction was pronounced by the Rev. Walter L. 
Lingle, D.D., Moderator of the General Assembly of the 
Presbyterian Church in the United States. 

The meeting adjourned. 

Robert M. Russell, Jr., 

Secretary. 



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ABSTRACT OF THE 
NECROLOGICAL REPORT 

FOR 1921 

The Report for the year ending March 31, 1921, contains notices of 
one of the Professors, the Rev. Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield, D.D., 
LL.D., Litt.D., and of seventy other former students of the Seminary. 
Nine of these died in previous years; but the fact of their death did 
not come to the attention of the Editor in time for an earlier Report. 

Of the seventy-one former students, the oldest was the Rev. Samuel 
Spahr Laws, D.D., LL.D., of the class of 1851, who died at the age of 
ninety-six years and nine months, and was the oldest living alumnus. 
One other had passed his ninetieth year, eleven others their eightieth, 
twenty-five their seventieth and sixteen their sixtieth. The youngest 
died at the age of twenty-six years and nine months. The average age 
of the seventy-one was sixty-seven years, one month and twenty— four 
days. The average confessional age was sixteen years and eight months. 

The Report contains the following names : 

PROFESSOR 

Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield, D.D., LL.D. 

ALUMNI 

CLASS 

1851. Samuel Spahr Laws, D.D., LL.D. 
1857. James Frothingham. 

Andrew Dousa Hepburn, D.D., LL.D. 

Donald McLaren, D.D. 
i860. Edward Augustus Collier, D.D. 







died 


Feb. 


16, 


1921 
died 


Jan. 


9, 


1921 


Dec. 


7, 


1920 


Feb. 


14, 


1921 


May 


27, 


1920 


Dec. 


3, 


1920 



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[192I 



1861. Robert Strong. 

1862. David William Moffat, D.D., LL.D. 
Edward Horace Spooner, M.D. 

1863. Theron Brittain. 
Benjamin Young George. 

1866. John Calvin Elliott. 
Augustus Adolphus Joss. 
James Griswold Merrill, D.D. 
Robert Stansburv Van Cleve, D.D. 

1867. Cornelius Ryckman Blauvelt, Ph.D. 
Clark Carter. 

James Moffat Douglas. 
Walter Smith Nichols. 
William Henry Pierson, D.D. 

1868. Robert Gumming, D.D. 
John Ruthven Sanson. 

1869. William Williamson Page, D.D. 
NiNiAN Beall Remick, D.D. 
Galen Wilkin s Seiler. 

1871. Malcolm MacMartin. 
Edward Hyde Robbins, D.D. 

1872. William Smith Bean, D.D. 
David Winters, D.D., LL.D. 

1873. Clarence Walworth Backus, D.D. 
James Hall McIlvaine, D.D. 
William Henry Roberts, D.D., LL.D. 
William Adams Smick. 

1875. James Frazer. 

David Rinehart McCaslin. 

1876. Adolph Krebs. 

Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield, D.D. 

1878. David R. Workman, D.D. 

1879. Arthur Bloom field Conger. 
John Moore McCahan. 
Alexander Doak McClure, D.D. 

1882. David Owen Ghormley, D.D. 

Thomas S. Naylor Todd. 
1884. James Steele Hillhouse, D.D. 

John Benjamin Kolb. 



March 


16, i( 


Sept. 


20, i( 


May 


30, i< 


Nov. 


17, I 


Oct. 


14, I 


Sept. 


23, I 


Jan. 


20, i( 


Dec. 


22, I 


Oct. 


13, I 


Aug. 


12, I 


May 


8, I 


Aug. 


19, I 


Feb. 


9, I 


Aug. 


7, I 


Nov. 


I. I 


Dec. 


3, I 


June 


14, I 


Dec. 


2, I 


April 


20, 1 


June 


I. I 


Jan. 


26, I 


June 


14, I 


Jan. 


31. I 


March 


17, I 


March 


14, I 


June 


26, I 


July 


27, I 


March 


12, I 


Nov. 


25. I 


Sept. 


29, I 


LL.D. Feb. 


16, I 


April 


6, I 


Sept. 


5. I 


April 


26, I 


April 


6, I 


June 


9. I 


April 


5, I 


April 


9, I 


Jan. 


13, I 



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73 



1885. William Henry Bancroft, M.D. 

John Paul Gerrior. 
1887. Lester Smith Boyce, D.D. 

Hubert Clinton Herring, D.D. 

Richard Cecil Hughes, D.D. 

1889. Jacob Edward Mallmann. 

1890. William Jessup, D.D. 

1 89 1. Robert William Blake. 

1892. Sidney Seabury Conger. 

1893. Jacob Poppen, Ph.D. 

1894. William James Rowan, Ph.D. 

1896. Archibald McCullagh, Jr. 
John Thomas Westbrook Tillar. 

1897. Homer William Harris. 
1900. Jesse Reinhart Zeigler, D.D. 
1903. Wesley Corwin Brewer. 

1905. Lorin Andrew Handley. 

1906. Edgerton Samuel Carey. 
1908. John Maclay Diehl. 
1919. Earl Raymond Yeatts. 
1923. Ray Appleton Sellman. 



Jan. 


IS, 


1921 


April 


26, 


1920 


June 


9, 


1920 


Aug. 


6, 


1920 


Oct. 


9. 


1920 


March 


19, 


1921 


Dec. 


12, 


1920 


Jan. 


V, 


1921 


May 


6, 


1920 


March 


S. 


1920 


May 


28, 


1920 


Sept. 


II, 


1911 


Oct. 


8, 


1900 


Aug. 


9, 


1918 


Dec. 


23, 


1920 


Aug. 


26, 


1920 


Sept. 


20, 


1920 


May 


8, 


1920 


March 


30, 


1921 


Dec. 


II, 


1920 


March 


13, 


192 1 



PARTIAL STUDENT 
Henry Hammond Pinckney. April 



2, 1920 



GRADUATE STUDENTS 

1868-1869. John Rea. July 5, 1920 

1879-1880. Robert Brown McAlpine. July 5, 1920 

Samuel Albert Martin, D.D. March 26, 1921 

191 5- 1916. William Robertson De Villiers. Sept. 18, 1919 

1918-1919. Benjamin Post. Nov. 26, 1920 



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PROFESSOR 

BENJAMIN BRECKINRIDGE WARFIELD, D.D., LL.D., Litt.D. 

Son of William and Mary Cabell (Breckinridge) Warfield, was 
born Nov. 5, 1851, in Lexington, Ky. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of 
Lexington at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in Lexington under the private tuition of James K. 
Patterson and he graduated from Princeton University in 1871. 
He spent the following year in travel in Europe, and the year 
after that as Live Stock Editor of the Farmers' Home Journal 
of Lexington. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1873, ^e 
took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1876. 
During the following year he took the winter semester in the 
University of Leipzig, Germany. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Ebenezer, May 8, 1875, and ordained an evan- 
gelist by the same Presbytery, April 26, 1879. He supplied the 
church of Concord, Ky., from June to August 1875 ; the First 
Church of Dayton, Ohio, from June to August 1876, and the 
First Church of Baltimore, Md., from November 1877 to 
March 1878. He was instructor in New Testament Litera- 
ture and Exegesis in the Western Theological Seminary from 
1878 until made professor in that department in 1879 and oc- 
cupied this chair until 1887, when he was called to be professor 
of Didactic and Polemic Theology in Princeton Theological 
Seminary, and continued his work in this chair until his death, 
Feb. 16, 1921, in Princeton, of angina pectoris, in the 70th year 
of his age. He was buried in the Princeton Cemetery. He 
received the honorary degree of D.D. from Princeton Univer- 



192 1 ] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 75 

sity in 1880, that of LL.D. from the same University in 1892, 
and the same degree in the same year from Davidson College ; 
the honorary degree of Litt.D. from Lafayette College in 191 1 
and the honorary degree of S.T.D. from the University of 
Utrecht in 1913. He was a voluminous writer for the religious 
press, most of his articles being published in the Presbyterian 
and Reformed Review and the Princeton Theological Review. 
He was the author of many books and pamphlets. Among his 
publications the following may be mentioned : The Divine 
Origin of the Bible, 1882 ; Introduction to the Textual Criti- 
cism of the New Testament, 1886; Augustine's Anti-Pelagian 
Treatises, 1887; The Idea of Systematic Theology, 1888; On 
the Revision of the Confession of Faith, 1890; The Canon of 
the New Testament, 1892; The Gospel of the Incarnation, 
1893; Two Studies in the History of Doctrine, 1897; The Sig- 
nificance of the Westminster Standards, 1898; Acts and the 
Pastoral Epistles of the Temple Bible, 1902 ; The Power of God 
unto Salvation, 1903 ; The Lord of Glory, 1907 ; Calvin as a 
Theologian and Calvinism To-day, 1909 ; Hymns and Religious 
Verses, 1910; How Shall be Baptize?, 191 1; The Saviour of 
the World, 1914; The Plan of Salvation, 1915; Faith and 
Life, 1916; Counterfeit Miracles, 1918. 

He was married Aug. 3, 1876, in Lexington, Ky., to Annie 
Pearce Kinkead, who died Nov. 19, 191 5. 



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ALUMNI 

SAMUEL SPAHR LAWS, D.D., LL.D., M.D., 

Son of the Rev. James and Rachel (Spahr) Laws, was born 
March 23, 1824, in Ohio County, Virginia. He made a pubHc 
confession of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of 
St. Louis, Mo., at the age of sixteen. His early studies were 
in a log schoolhouse in the mountains of Virginia, in a night 
school in St. Louis, Mo., and with a private teacher. He grad- 
uated from Miami University as valedictorian in 1848, and was 
a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He later received 
the degree of LL.B. from the Law Department of Columbia 
University in 1870 and the degrc of M.D. from Bellevue Medi- 
cal College in 1875. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
1848, taking the full three years' course there and graduating 
in 1 85 1. He was ordained by the Presbytery of St. Louis, Oct. 
9, 185 1, being at the same time installed pastor of the West 
Church, St. Louis, which he served until 1853. He was pro- 
fessor of physical science in Westminster College, Missouri, 
from 1853 to 1855. During the year 1854-55 he was stated sup- 
ply of the church at Augusta, Mo. In October 1855 he became 
president of Westminster College, holding this office until 1861. 
During this period he supplied the church at Concord, Mo., 
1857-58. After this he spent a year in England and France. 
He lived in New York City from 1863 to 1875 and interested 
himself in a mechanical method of indicating the various con- 
ditions in the stock market, which resulted in his inventing and 
putting on the market the stock ticker. From 1876 to 1889 he 
was president of the University of Missouri. From 1893 to 



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1898 he was professor of natural science in connection with 
revelation and apologetics in the Columbia Theological Semi- 
nary. After this he resided in Washington, D. C, engaging 
in literary work. He died Jan. 9, 1921, in Asheville, N. C, of 
tuberculosis, in the 97th year of his age. He was buried in 
Cincinnati, Ohio. He received the honorary degree of D.D. 
from Washington and Lee University in 1894; the degree of 
LL.D. from Westminster College, Missouri, in 1871, and the 
degree of Litt.D. from Miami University in 1914. He was a 
commissioner to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian 
Church (South) several times and was appointed by the South- 
ern General Assembly a commissioner to the Pan-Presbyterian 
Council in Washington in 1899. In 1882 he was appointed by 
the President an examiner and visitor to West Point. Among 
his published writings were: A Bible Study of the Two Ob- 
stacles between Man and Heaven, 1903 ; Polygamy and Citizen- 
ship in Church and State, 1906; Reasons for the Organization 
and Perpetuation of the Southern Presbyterian Church, 1910; 
The At-onement by the Christian Trinity, 1919, also many 
pamphlets on religious, philosophic and scientific subjects. 

He was married Jan. 19, i860, in Fulton, Mo., to Mrs. Ann 
Maria Broadwell Doubleday, who died in 191 7. 

JAMES FEOTHINGHAM, 

Son of John and Jane Ann (Dodge) Frothingham, was born 
Sept. 21, 1834, in Johnstown, N. Y. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Pittston, Pa., 
at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in Johnstown Academy and he graduated from Union College 
in 1853, having received the Phi Beta Kappa key. He then 
spent a year in work as a civil engineer. Entering the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in 1854 he took the full three years' course 
there, graduating in 1857. He was licensed by the Presbytery 



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of Albany, May 14, 1857, and ordained an evangelist by the 
same Presbytery, Aug. 4, 1857. He then engaged in work as a 
missionary among the Choctaw Indians from 1857 to 1859. 
He supplied the church at Amsterdam, N. Y., from October 
1859 to September i860 and then engaged in work as a home 
missionary in Sheldon and Caledonia, Minn., from October 
i860 to September 1865. He became stated supply of the 
church at Lansing, Iowa, in October 1865 and was installed 
its pastor in November 1870, continuing this relation until Sep- 
tember 1879. He served the church in Manchester, Iowa, as 
pastor-elect from October 1880 to July 1882; was stated sup- 
ply of the church at Morrison, 111., from July 1882 to July 1886 ; 
pastor of the church at Waukegan, 111., from July 1886 to 
January 1890; stated supply of the Ninth Church, Chicago, 
from February 1890 to February 1893; stated supply of the 
church at Harvey, 111., from October 1899 to October 1903. 
He was city editor of the Interior from 1900 and later its 
successor, the Continent, until December 1910. He was hon- 
orably retired from the active ministry in 1917; but served the 
Hyde Park Church, Chicago, as associate pastor from 1917 
until his death, which occurred Dec. 7, 1920, in Chicago, of 
arterio-sclerosis, in the 87th year of his age. He was buried in 
the Oakwood Cemetery, Chicago. He was stated clerk of the 
Presbytery of Dubuque from 1876 to 1882 and of the Presby- 
tery of Chicago from 1891 to 1916. He was chaplain of the 
Fourth Regiment of the Ohio State Infantrj^ for four years. 
Union College conferred upon him the honorary degree of 
D.D. in 1889, but he declined to use this title. 

He was married July 23, 1857, in Busti, N. Y., to Chloe 
Dexter Hazeltine, who with two sons and two daughters sur- 
vives him. 



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ANDREW DOUSA HEFBUEN, D.D., LL.D., 
Son of Samuel and Rebecca (Williamson) Hepburn, was born 
Nov. 14, 1830, in Williamsport, Pa. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Jefferson College church at the age of 
twenty. His preparatory studies were pursued in the gram- 
mar school of Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., and he gradu- 
ated from Jefferson College in 1851. After this he studied in 
the University of Virginia. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1854, taking the full three years' course there and 
graduating in 1857. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Car- 
lisle, Jan. 13, 1857, and ordained by the Presbytery of Lexing- 
ton, Oct. 22, 1858, being at the same time installed pastor of 
the church at New Providence, Va., from which he was re- 
leased Feb. 8, i860. He was professor of metaphysics and 
rhetoric in the University of North Carolina, 1859-67; pro- 
fessor of logic and English language and literature in Miami 
University, 1867-71 ; president and professor of philosophy 
and literature in Miami University, 1871-73; professor of men- 
tal philosophy and English literature in Davidson College, 
1874-77; president of Davidson College, 1877-85, and pro- 
fessor of English language and literature in Miami University, 
1885 to 1908. After this he took up his residence in Oxford, 
Ohio, until his death there, Feb. 14, 192 1, of bronchial pneu- 
monia, in the 91st year of his age. He was buried at Oxford. 
He received the honorary degree of D.D. from Hampden-Sid- 
ney College in 1876, and that of LL.D, from the University of 
North Carolina in 1881. He was at one time a trustee of 
Davidson College. He published a Manual of English Rhetoric 
in 1874. 

He was married July 10, 1857, at University, Va., to Hen- 
rietta McGuffey, who with one son and one daughter survives 
him. 



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DONALD McLAEEN, D.D., 

Son of the Rev. Dr. Donald Campbell and Jane (Stevenson) 
McLaren, was born March 7, 1834, in Caledonia, N. Y. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Associate Reformed 
Presbyterian church of Caledonia at the age of eighteen. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in the Washington Academy 
at Cambridge, N. Y., and he graduated from Union College in 
1853. During a part of the following year he engaged in 
teaching at Raymond, Miss. He spent the first year of his 
theological course in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian 
Seminary at Newburgh, N. Y., 1854-55. Entering the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in the latter year as a middler, he completed 
his course there, graduating in 1857. He was licensed by the 
Associate Reformed Presbytery of Caledonia, Jan. 13, 1857, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, July i, 
1857, being at the same time installed pastor of the Tennent 
Church, near Freehold, N. J. This relation was dissolved 
Nov. 5, 1862. He became a chaplain in the United States 
Navy March 10, 1863, continuing in active service until 1896. 
He was professor of ethics in the Naval Academy then lo- 
cated at Newport, R. I., from 1863 to 1865. He taught also in 
the Naval Academy after it had been moved to Annapolis 
from 1867 to 1 87 1. He was chaplain on the flagship Tennessee 
from 1875 to 1876 when it made a circuit of the globe. He 
was stationed at League Island Navy Yard 1880-1882; at the 
Naval Home in Philadelphia, 1884-85 ; on the flagship Ten- 
nessee 1885-87; at the Navy Yard, New York, 1887-90; on 
the receiving ship Vermont, 1890-93, and later on the appren- 
tice training ship Minnesota. He retired on account of the age 
limit in March 1896. During his active service while under 
waiting orders he served several churches : Englishtown, 
N. J., 1880-82 ; Merchantville, N. J., 1882-85 ; Bethany Church, 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 1887-90; he acted as agent of the American 



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Bible Society in Porto Rico, 1902-03; and was secretary of the 
Virginia Bible Society, Richmond, 1906-07. After this time 
he resided in New York City, Lawrenceville, N. J., and Prince- 
ton, N. J. He died in Princeton May 27, 1920, of old age, in 
his 87th year. He was buried at Princeton. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D. from Wooster University in 1882. 

He was married July 14, 1858, in Princeton, N. J., to Eliza- 
beth Stockton Green who died Sept. 20, 1906. Three sons 
and three daughters survive him. 

EDWARD AUGUSTUS COLLIER, D.D., 

Son of Ezra and Mary Shaw (Atwood) Collier, was born 
Nov. 21, 1835, in New York City. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the South Third Street Presbyterian Church 
of Brooklyn at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in Williamsburg (now Brooklyn), N. Y., under 
the tuition of Nathaniel S. Prime and Caspar Wistar Hodge 
and others, and he graduated from the University of New 
York in 1857 with first honors. 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, April 20, 1859, and ordained an 
evangelist by the Presbytery of North River, Nov. 6, i860. He 
supplied the Congregational church of Saugerties, N. Y., from 
October i860 to October 1861, and the Presbyterian church 
of Amenia, N. Y., from November 1861 to May 1864. He 
was pastor of the Reformed church at Kinderhook, N. Y., 
from May 24, 1864, to June i, 1907, when he was made 
pastor-emeritus. He continued his residence in Kinderhook 
until his death there, Dec. 3, 1920, of heart disease, having just 
completed his 85th year. He was buried at Kinderhook. He 
received the honorary degree of D.D. from the University of 
New York in 1884. He was a delegate from the General 



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Synod of the Reformed Church to the General Assembly in 
1876; was president of the General Synod, 1893-94; was stated 
clerk of the Classis of Rensselaer for thirty-four years, and 
was for eleven years its treasurer. Among his publications 
were Lyrics from the Psalter, 1907, and the History of Old 
Kinderhook, 1914. He published also a number of sermons 
and hymns. He helped prepare the Church Hymnary, 1890, 
and the Sunday School Hymnal, 1899. He was a member of 
a committee to prepare the tentative Psalms in Meter of 1905. 

He was married Aug. i, 1861, in Williamsburgh, N. Y., to 
Isabella Graham James, who died Oct. 20, 1904. One son and 
two daughters survive him. 

ROBERT STEONG, 

Son of Anthony M. and Sarah Maria (Wait) Strong, was 
born Nov. 20, 1836, in Albany, N. Y. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Albany 
at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Albany Academy and he graduated from Princeton Uni- 
versity in 1856. He then spent a year of study in the medical 
College at Albany. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
1857, remaining two years. He then spent a year of travel 
in Europe, returning to Princeton in i860 and completing his 
course there, graduating in 1861. He was licensed by the Pres- 
bytery of Albany, Feb. 13, 1861, and ordained by the Presby- 
tery of St. Paul, Oct. 29, 1862. He supplied the Westminster 
Church of Minneapolis, Minn., from October 1861 until in- 
stalled its pastor Oct. 29, 1862. He was released from this 
charge October 1864 on account of ill health. He resided after 
this for a time in Albany, N. Y. He engaged in farming and 
real estate in Westminster, Calif., from 1872 to 1888, when he 
moved to Pasadena. He died in Pasadena March 16, 1921, 
of the infirmities of age, in his 85th year. He was buried in 



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the Hollywood Cemetery of Los Angeles, Calif. He was stated 
clerk of the Presbytery of Los Angeles from 1873 to 1890, 
He published The Episcopal Invitation, and How to Give. 

He was married Jan. 6, 1875, in Westminster, Calif., to Villa 
Marquis, who with two sons survives him. 

DAVID WILLIAM MOFFAT, D.D., LL.D., 

Son of David Douglas and Helen (McClymont) Moflfat, was 
born Jan. 9, 1835, in Morris Plains, N. J. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Graham Presbyterian Church of 
Madison, Ind., at the age of twenty-four. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the schools of Madison and in the 
Hanover College Preparatory School, and he graduated from 
Hanover College in 1858. He engaged in teaching for a short 
time and in the study of law until January i860. He entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in January i860, taking the full 
course there and graduating in 1862. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Madison, June i, 1862, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Logansport, April 17, 1863. He supplied the 
church of Jefferson, Ind., from June 1862 until installed its 
pastor in April 1863, and was released from this charge July 
1864. He was stated supply of the church at Vernon, Ind., 
from July 1864 to October 1866; pastor of the First Church 
of Madison, Ind., from October 1866 to January 1870; pastor 
of the West Street Church, Georgetown, D. C, from January 
1870 to May 1872; pastor-elect of the First Church of Fort 
Wayne, Ind., from May 1872 until installed its pastor in 1874, 
and was released from this charge Nov. 20, 1905, becoming 
pastor emeritus. After this he resided in Madison, Ind., until 
1909, and then in Fort Wayne, Ind., until 191 1, and again 
at Madison until 1912 and at Fort Wayne until 1918, and in 
Madison until his death there, Sept. 20, 1920, in the 86th year 
of his age. He was buried in the Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort 



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Wayne, Ind. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from 
Hanover College in 1881 and that of LL.D. from the State 
University of Kentucky in 1909. He was moderator of the 
Synod of Indiana in 1883. He was a trustee of Hanover Col- 
lege for fifty years. He was honorary director of McCormick 
Theological Seminary in 1884 and from 1894 to 1897. He 
was a member of the General Assembly's Committee on the Re- 
vision of the Confession of Faith, 1901-02. He published many 
sermons and addresses. 

He was twice married: (i) Jan. 20, 1870, in Madison, Ind., 
to Mary J. Cochran, who died Oct. 29, 1882; (2) March 30, 
1892, in Madison, Ind., to Susann Waugh Moffett, who with 
two sons and three daughters survives him. 

EDWARD HORACE SPOONER, M.D., 

Son of Horace and Sophia (Stow) Spooner, was born July 31, 
1838, in Petersham, Mass. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the First Congregational Church of North Brook- 
field, Mass., at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the North Brookfield high school and in the 
Claverack Academy, New York, and he graduated from Am- 
herst College 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 New Brunswick, April 16, 1861. This license was revoked 
Feb. 6, 1866, on his taking up the practice of medicine. He 
was chaplain in the U. S. Army from 1863 to 1865. He grad- 
uated from the Homoepathic Medical College of New York 
City in 1869 and engaged in practice as a physician in Read- 
ing, Pa., 1869-78; New York City, 1878-80; Brooklyn, 1880- 
1906, when illness compelled him to cease practice. He re- 
sided in Park Ridge, N. J., from this time until his death there, 
May 30, 1920, of Bright's disease, in the 82nd year of his age. 



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He was buried in the Pascack Reformed Church Cemetery at 
Park Ridge. 

He was married No. 24, 1863, in New York City, to Levina 
Betsy Davenport, who with one daughter survives him. 

THERON BRITTAIN, 

Son of Robert and Sidney (Evans) Brittain, was born Nov. 19, 
1833, in Lower Mt. Bethel, Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Lower Mt. Bethel Presbyterian Church at the 
age of twenty-two. He studied for college at home under pri- 
vate tutors and 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 there graduating in 
1863. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, 
June 2, 1863, and ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of 
Hudson, May 16, 1865. He was stated supply of the church 
at Derry, Pa., from August, 1863, to April 1864, and of the 
Upper Mt. Bethel Church, Pennsylvania, from May to Octo- 
ber 1864. He supplied the church of Cochecton, N. Y., from 
January 1865 until installed its pastor. May 5, 1872, and was 
released from this charge July 26, 1875. He was stated supply 
of the church at Ridgebury, N. Y., from August 1875 to Feb- 
ruary 1900, when he was honorably retired from the active min- 
istry. After this he resided in Middletown, N. Y., until 191 5, 
and in Downsville, N. Y., until his death there, Nov. 17, 1920, 
of arterio-sclerosis, within two days of the completion of his 
87th year. He was buried at Damascus, Pa. He was a com- 
missioner to the General Assembly in 1871, 1884 and 1905. He 
published a Historical Sketch of Cochecton Church, in 1872. 
He was secretary of the Orange County, New York, Sunday 
School Association from 1888 to 1894, and was for some years 
permanent clerk of the Presbytery of Hudson. 

He was twice married: (i) Feb. 28, 1866, in Cochecton, 



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N. Y., to Henrietta C. Appley, who died Sept. 12, 1888; (2) 
Oct. 24, 1894, in Damascus, Pa., to Louisa V. Tyler, who died 
May 26, 191 5. One son by his first marriage survives him. 

BENJAMIN YOUNa GEORGE, 

Son of WilHam McKee and Ann Eliza (Young) George, was 
born Jan. 3, 1843, in Fulton, Mo. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Fulton at the age of 
fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the pre- 
paratory department of Westminster College, Missouri, and he 
graduated from this college in 1859. He entered the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, being then only 
sixteen years old. He spent two years in the junior class, grad- 
uating in 1863. On account of his youth he divided the first 
year's work, taking some studies in Princeton College. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 21, 1863, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Londonderry (now Boston) 
in April 1864, being at the same time installed pastor of the 
Second Church of Newburyport, Mass., from which he was 
released in September 1866. He engaged in missionary work 
in Texas during the following year. He was stated supply of 
the church at Columbia, Mo., from April 1867 to September 
1870. He was professor of Latin and Hebrew in Westmin- 
ster College, Missouri, from September 1870 to June 1873. 
He was stated supply of the Webster Street Church, St. Louis, 
Mo., from September 1873 to October 1875, ^^^ of the Maline 
Church, Baden, Mo., from 1875 to 1876. He was pastor of 
the church at Cairo, 111., 1876-83 ; of the church at Lewistown, 
111., 1883-94, and of the church at Elmwood, III, from Jan. 9, 
1895, until his death at Elmwood, Oct. 14, 1920, in the 78th 
year of his age. He was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery. 

He was married Jan. 27, 1869, in Columbia, Mo., to Adeline 
Gilraan, who with one son and one daughter survives him. 



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JOHN CALVIN ELLIOTT, 
Son of Thomas and Barbara (Warren) Elliott, was born July 
18, 1839, in Milton, Ohio. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Presbyterian church of Hayesville, Ohio, at the 
age of twenty. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Vermillion Institute of Hayesville and he graduated from the 
Western Reserve College 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 New Brunswick, April 20, 1865, and ordained by 
the Presbytery of Missouri River, July 28, 1867. He supplied 
the church in Nebraska City, Neb., from June 1866 until 
installed its pastor July 28, 1867, being released from this 
charge in October 1869. From 1869 to 1870 he was principal 
of the Otoe University, Nebraska. He was stated supply of 
the church at Guilford, Ohio, 1871-79; pastor of the church 
at Milton, Ohio, 1879-91 ; pastor-elect of the Central Church 
of Akron, Ohio, from 1891 until installed its pastor Sept. 17, 
1895, being released July i, 1897 > stated supply of the church at 
Hopewell, Ohio, 1897-1904; stated supply of the church at 
North Bend, Ore., 1904-06; stated supply of Grace Church, 
Albany, Ore., 1906-10, when he was honorably retired from 
the active ministry. He continued his residence in Albany 
until 1912 and thereafter resided in Washington, D. C, 1912- 
16; in Silver Spring, Md., 1916-17; in Alma, Mich,, 1917-18, 
in Seville, Ohio, 1918-20, and in Troy, N. Y., until his death 
there, Sept. 23, 1920, in the 82nd year of his age. He was 
buried in Arlington Cemetery, Washington, D. C. He wrote 
frequently for the agricultural papers and also for the reli- 
gious press. He published: These Hard Times, 1894; Usury, 
1904, and Mormonism in Oregon, 1907. He was regent of the 
Nebraska State University from 1870 to 1871, a trustee of 
Wooster College from 1880 to 1897, and a trustee of Albany 



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College for several years after 1907. He also for a time taught 
in that institution. 

He was married May 20, 1866, in Leavittsburg, Ohio, to 
Maria Antionette Stanley, who with four sons and two daugh- 
ters survives him. 

AUGUSTUS ADOLPHUS JOSS, 

Son of John Christian and Lizette (Von Wathelterhauzer) 
Joss, was born April 30, 1841, in Antwerp, Belgium. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Hanover, Ind., at the age of seventeen. His preparatory stu- 
dies were pursued in the Preparatory Department of Hanover 
College and he graduated from that institution in 1863. En- 
tering 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 Lake in May 1866. He 
was stated supply of the church at Cambridge, Wis., from 1866 
to 1867, and of the church at Broadhead, Wis., 1867-69. He 
was ordained by the Presbytery of Dane, May 10, 1869. He 
was stated supply of the Congregational church of Fort Atkin- 
son, Wis., from 1869 to 1871. During the next two years ill 
health compelled him to give up ministerial work. He was 
stated supply of the church at Stevens Point, Wis., from 1873 
to 1876, and of the Congregational church of Zumbrota, Minn., 
from 1876 to 1879. He was ordained to the ministry of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church in 1881 by Bishop Whipple and 
served the Episcopal churches of Northfield and Sterling, 111., 
from 1882 to 1889. He was rector of the church of Little 
Falls, Minn., 1889-99; of the church at Bismarck, N. D., 1899- 
1904; of the church at Blue Earth City, Minn., 1904-06; of 
St. John's Church, Lake Benton, Minn., 1906-11, and of the 
Church of the Holy Communion, Redwood Falls, Minn., 1912- 
17. From this time until his death he resided in Minneapolis, 



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Minn., where he died Jan. 20, 1921, after a long illness, of 
cystitis, in the 80th year of his age. His body was cremated 
and his ashes deposited in the Lakewood Chapel, Minneapolis, 
Minn. 

He was married June 25, 1878, in Bufifalo, N. Y., to Mary 
Putnam Powell, who with one son survives him. 

JAMES GRISWOLD MERRILL, D.D., 

Son of the Rev. James Harvey and Lucia Wadsworth (Gris- 
wold) Merrill, was born Aug. 20, 1840, in Montague, Mass. 
He made a public confession of his faith in the Congregational 
church of Montague, Mass., at the age of thirteen. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in Phillips Academy, Andover, 
Mass., and he graduated from Amherst College in 1863. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, 
remaining one year. He completed his theological course in 
the Andover Seminary, from which he graduated in 1866. He 
was licensed by the Andover Association of Congregational 
Ministers at Lowell, Mass., in 1866, and ordained in the Mound 
City, Kans., Congregational church, Jan. 13, 1867. He sup- 
plied the Congregational church of Mound City, Kans., from 
November 1866, until installed its pastor Nov. 20, 1867, 
being released from this charge July 4, 1869. He was pastor 
of the Congregational church of Topeka, Kans., from Oct. 
24, 1869, to May I, 1871. After this for a year he was super- 
intendent of missions in Kansas. He was pastor of the Con- 
gregational church of Davenport, la., from Dec. 18, 1872, to 
Aug. 31, 1882; pastor of the First Congregational Church of 
St. Louis, Mo., from Nov. 24, 1882, to Nov. 18, 1889, and 
pastor of the Payson Memorial Congregational Church of 
Portland, Me., from Dec. 11, 1889, to June 30, 1894. He was 
editor of the Christian Mirror and acting pastor of the Con- 
gregational church of Scarboro, Me., from June 1894 to June 



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1899. ^^ ^v^s dean of Fisk University from 1889 to 1901, and 
president of the same from 1901 to 1908. After this he was 
pastor of the Congregational church of Somerset, Mass., from 
1909 to 1912, and of the church at Lake Helen, Fla., from 1912 
to 1917. He resided in Winter Park, Fla., from 1917 to 1919, 
and after this in Mountain Lakes, N. J., until his death there, 
Sept. 22, 1920, of heart trouble, in the 81 st year of his age. 
He was buried at Andover, Mass. He received the honorary 
degree of D.D. in 1887 from the Shurtleff College, Illinois, and 
also in 1903 from Amherst College. He was first assistant 
moderator of the National Congregational Council of 1907, 
and was chairman of the National Committee of Ministerial 
and Religious Education from 191 1 to 1913. He published 
two volumes of children's sermons as well as addresses and 
contributions to various reviews. After his resignation as 
president of Fisk University he was made a trustee of that 
institution. 

He was married Oct. 11, 1866, in Andover, Mass., to Louisa 
Wilder Boutwell, who died Oct. 16, 1919. Two sons and one 
daughter survive him. 

ROBERT STANSBURY VAN CLE7E, D.D., 

Son of Aaron Howell and Henrietta (Chambers) Van Cleve, 
was born Oct. 16, 1842, in Beaver Meadow, Pa. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Second Presbyterian 
Church of Trenton, N. J., at the age of sixteen. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued in the school at Lawrenceville, 
N. J., 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 New Brunswick, 
April 20, 1865, and ordained by the Presbytery of Erie, Dec. 
14, 1866. He was stated supply of the church at Westfield, 



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N, Y., from October 1866 until installed its pastor Feb. 19, 
1868, and was released June 8, 1869. He was pastor of the 
church at Leetsdale, Pa., from June 22, 1870, to Sept. 23, 
1886, and stated supply of the Chestnut Street Church of Erie, 
Pa., from November 1886, until November 1888, and again 
from January 1890 until 1911. After this he resided in Erie, 
Pa., until his death. During his residence there he supplied the 
Kearsarge-Perkins Church from 1918 until his death. He died 
Oct. 13, 1920, in Erie, of heart failure, suddenly, after an ad- 
dress in the Park Church, in the 78th year of his age. He was 
buried at Erie. He was stated clerk of the Presbytery of 
Erie from 1893 to 1920. He received the honorary degree 
of D.D. from Grove City College in 1895. 

He was twice married: (i) May 12, 1868, in Erie, Pa., to 
Catherine Spencer, who died Jan. 25, 1897; (2) June 30, 1909, 
in Middleway, W. Va., to Lucy Carter White, who with two 
daughters by his first wife survives him. 

CORNELIUS RYCKMAN BLAUVELT, Ph.D., 

Son of David T. and Adeliza (Williams) Blauvelt, was born 
May 6, 1843, in New York City. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Reformed church of Greenwich, N. Y., 
at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the public schools and Free Academy of New York 
City. He spent one and one-half years at the College of the 
City of New York and graduated from New York University 
in 1864. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in the same 
year, remaining two years. He completed his theological 
course in Union Seminary, New York, graduating in 1867. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of New York, April 17, 
1867, and ordained by the South Classis of Long Island of the 
Reformed Church, May 6, 1868, being at the same time in- 
stalled pastor of the Reformed church of East New York, 



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N. Y., and was released from this charge Nov. 23, 1874. He 
was pastor of the East Reformed Church of Newark, N. J., 
from Dec. 10, 1874, to Dec. 26, 1876. From 1874 to 1877 he 
was editor of the Sower and Gospel Field. From 1875 to 
1877 he was corresponding secretary of the Board of Publi- 
cation of the Reformed Church. He was assistant editor of 
the Christian Intelligencer from 1877 to 1879. He was pastor 
of the Hyde Park Reformed Church, New York, from 1880 
to 1883. He was corresponding secretary of the American 
Society of Comparative Religions from 1890 to 1902. He 
resided in Nyack, N. Y., during his later lears and died there 
Aug. 12, 1920, of valvular heart trouble in the 78th year of his 
age. He was buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery of Nyack. He 
received the degree of Ph.D., from New York University in 
1891. He published The Spencerian Theory of the Religion of 
Israel in 1893, as well as many editorials and reviews in the 
Christian Intelligencer and the Sozver and Gospel Field. 

He was married April 16, 1868, in New York City, to Au- 
relia Sage, who died March 18, 1906. Two daughters sur- 
vive him. 



CLABK CABTEE, 

Son of Elisha and Harriet (Wilson) Carter, was born Oct. 16, 
1841, in Boston, Mass. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Plymouth Congregational Church of Framing- 
ham, Mass., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the high school of Framingham and he gradu- 
ated from Harvard University in 1862. He spent the next 
two years in government service, caring for abandoned planta- 
tions and former slaves near Beaufort, S. C. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1864, remaining two years, and com- 
pleted his theological course in the Hartford Seminary, from 



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which he graduated in 1867. He was licensed by the Pilgrim 
Association of Congregational Ministers May 15, 1866, and 
ordained by a Congregational Council at Neponset, Mass., 
February 13, 1868. He supplied the Congregational church of 
Neponset from October 1867 until installed its pastor at the 
time of his ordination, and was released from this charge 
July 2, 1869. He supplied the First Congregational Church of 
Rockville, Conn., from September to December 1869; was 
pastor of the Congregational church of Great Falls, N. H., 
from April 27, 1870, to June 30, 1872; supplied the Central 
Congregational Church of Lawrence, Mass., from July to 
November 1872, and was pastor of the South Congregational 
Church of Lawrence, Mass., from Jan, 30, 1873, to July i, 
1888. From this time until January 1920 he was city mission- 
ary in Lawrence. He died May 8, 1920, in Andover, Mass., 
of heart trouble, in the 79th year of his age. He was buried 
at Andover. He published sermons and addresses in local 
newspapers, and also the annual reports of the Lawrence City 
Mission from 1888 to 1907. 

He was married May 19, 1870, in Boston, Mass., to Emma 
Henrietta Pease, who died Nov. 17, 1914. One son and three 
daughters survive him. 

JAMES MOFFAT DOUaLAS, 
Son of John and Euphemia (Moffat) Douglas, was born May 
26, 1839, in Linton, Bankhead, Roxborough, Scotland. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the United Presby- 
terian church of Cambray, Ont., Canada, at the age of eigh- 
teen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the high school 
of Peterboro, Ont., and he graduated from Knox College, Can- 
ada, in 1863. He then engaged in mission work under the 
Canadian Presbyterian Church, He took the first two years 
of his theological course in the Theological Department of 



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Knox College, and entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1866 
as a senior, graduating in 1867. He was licensed by the Pres- 
bytery of New Brunswick April 18, 1867, and ordained by 
the Presbytery of Ontario, Oct. 16, 1867, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the church at Uxbridge, Canada, from 
which he was released in 1872. He was pastor of the church 
at Cobourg, Canada, from Oct. 5, 1872, to July 4, 1876. From 
1876 to 1882 he engaged in missionary work at Indore and 
Mhow, India. Returning to this country he was pastor of the 
F Street Church of Brandon, Canada, from Nov. 14, 1883, to 
Oct. 26, 1887, and of the church of Moosomin, Canada, from 
1890 to 1894. From 1894 to 1896 he supplied the Knox 
Church of Winnipeg. He was a member of the House of 
Commons of Canada from 1896 to 1904, and a member of the 
Senate of Canada from that time until his death. From 1896 
until his death he resided in Tantallon, Canada. He died 
Aug. 19, 1920, at "Spy Hill," near Tantallon, Sask., Canada, 
of pneumonia, in the 82nd year of his age. He was buried at 
Tantallon. He served on school boards in many of his early 
charges and was a member of the Ontario Board of Public 
Instruction. 

He was married Aug. 6, 1861, in Darlington, Ont., to Jane 
Smith, who with four sons and three daughters survives him. 

WALTER SMITH NICHOLS, 

Son of Alexander and Hannah R. (Ward) Nichols, was born 
Nov. 23, 1841, in Newark, N. J. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Newark 
at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the Newark Wesleyan Institute and he graduated from Prince- 
ton University in 1863. He then spent a year studying law 
with U. S. Judge Bradley. Entering the Seminary at Princeton 
in 1864, he took the full three years' course there, graduating 



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in 1867. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Newark April 
17, 1866, and his license was withdrawn at his own request on 
account of ill health Oct. ii, 1870. His life was spent as a 
lawyer, actuary and editor in New York City and Newark, 
N. J., with his residence in Newark. He died Feb. 9, 192 1, 
in Newark of stomach trouble, in the 80th year of his age. He 
was buried in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery of Newark. He pub- 
lished legal and mathematical works and monographs and was 
a lecturer on Insurance in Yale University for three years, 
1903-04 to 1905-06. His professional title was Consulting 
Actuary. He was vice-president of the Insurance Publication 
Society. 

He was married Sept. 28, 1870, in Janesville, Iowa, to Minnie 
E. Tompkins, who died Nov. 28, 1900. One son survives him. 

WILLIAM HENRY FIEBSON, D.D., 

Son of William and Elizabeth (Cutts) Pierson, was born Jan. 
12, 1839, in Newburyport, Mass. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Fourth Congregational Church of Newbury- 
port at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Brown High School of Newburyport and he 
graduated from Bowdoin College in 1864. Entering the Semi- 
nary 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 Congregational Association of HoUis, N. H., July 24, 
1866, and ordained by a Congregational Council at Ipswich, 
Mass., Jan. i, 1868, being at the same time installed pastor of 
the South Congregational Church of Ipswich, from which he 
was released July 15, 1872. After this he was pastor of the 
Broadway Congregational Church of Somerville, Mass., from 
Aug. 29, 1872, to Jan. 31, 1881. He was pastor of the First 
Unitarian Church of Fitchburg, Mass., from June 7, 188 1, to 
March 31, 1891, and of the First Unitarian Church of Somer- 



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ville, Mass., from April i, 1891, until 1909, when he retired 
and resided in West Somerville, Mass., until his death there 
Aug. 7, 1919 of heart trouble in the 8ist year of his age. He 
was buried at Mt. Auburn, Mass. He received the honorary 
degree of D.D. from Bowdoin College in 1907. He published 
sermons, newspaper articles and articles for magazines and 
reviews. 

He was twice married: (i) Jan. 9, 1868, in Newburyport, 
Mass., to Annie L. Bailey, who died April 9, 1874; (2) Oct. 
21, 1875, in Somerville, Mass., to Caroline Hughes Harding, 
who with one daughter survives him. 

ROBERT GUMMING, D.D., 
Son of Robert and Elisabeth (Denoon) Cumming, was born 
June 24, 1839, in Stellarton, N. S. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Truro, 
N. S., at the age of twenty-one. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Hopewell Common School and New Glasgow 
High School, Canada. He was a student for a time in the Pres- 
byterian College of Truro and graduated from Dalhousie Uni- 
versity in 1865. He took the first two years of his theological 
course in the Halifax Theological Seminary, 1865-67. Enter- 
ing the Seminary at Princeton in the latter year as a senior 
he graduated in 1868. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
New Brunswick, April 21, 1868, and ordained by the Presby- 
tery of Princeton Edward Island, March 16, 1869, being at 
the same time installed pastor of the church at Richmond 
Bay, P. E. I., from which he was released Feb. 4, 1872. He 
was pastor of the Knox Church, New Glasgow, N. S., from 
Feb. 20, 1872, to Oct. 13, 1874; pastor of the church at Glenelg, 
Canada, from Oct. 28, 1874, to February 1881, and pastor of 
the Carmel Church, Westville, Canada, from March 2, 1881, to 
November 1912. He continued his residence in Westville for 



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a year and then resided in New Glasgow, N. S., from 1914 
until his death there Nov, i, 1919, of a general breakdown in 
the 80th year of his age. He was buried at Westville, Canada. 
He received the honorary degree of D.D. from the Presbyterian 
College, Halifax, in 1912. 

He was married Feb. 11, 1874, in New Glasgow, N, S., to 
Corinna Grant, who with one son and two daughters survives 
him. 

JOHN EUTHVEN SANSON, 
Son of John and Margaret Kirk (Winton) Sanson, was born 
Dec. 28, 1840, in Florida, N. Y. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian 
church of Princetown, N. Y., at the age of sixteen. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in Waterford, N. Y., Johns- 
town, N. Y., and the Union School of Schenectady, N. Y. He 
graduated from Union College in 1865. He took the first year 
of his theological course in the Xenia Theological Seminary, 
1865-66. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the latter year 
he completed his course there, graduating in 1868. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 18, 1867, 
and ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of Albany, June 
10, 1868. He was stated supply of the church at Windsor, 
N. Y., from May 1868 to May 1869, and pastor of the church 
at Charlton, N. Y,, from Oct. 29, 1869, to Sept. 6, 1875. Dur- 
ing the next two years he was obliged to give up work on ac- 
count of ill health. He was stated supply of the church at 
Delanco, N. J., from March 1877 to May 1879; stated supply 
of the church at Fairview, N. J., from March 1877 to Septem- 
ber 1880; stated supply of the church at Riverton, N. J., from 
March 1877 until installed its pastor April 20, 1883, serving 
this church until April 14, 1886; pastor of the Gibson Church, 
Martinsburgh, Pa., from Nov. 11, 1886, to April 15, 1891 ; 



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stated supply of the church at Duncansville, Pa., from Oct. 
16, 1887, to Sept. 28, 1890; stated supply of the Waterside and 
Yellow Creek churches from September 1890 to April 1891 ; 
pastor of the church at Roxborough from May 5, 1891, to De- 
cember I, 1895 ; stated supply of the various churches in Phila- 
delphia and vicinity from 1895 to 1899; pastor of the church 
at Morrisville, Pa., from May 9, 1899, to June i, 1901 ; sup- 
plied the church at Harlingen, N. J., and other churches from 
1901 to 1903 ; was stated supply of the Reformed church of 
Griggstown, N. J., from Jan. 11, 1903, until his death. He 
died Dec. 3, 1920, at Belle Mead, N. J., of pneumonia and 
angina pectoris, in the 80th year of his age. He had preached 
the Sunday before his death. He was buried in the Van 
Vechten Cemetery, Florida, N. Y. He served in the U. S. 
Christian Commission during the last months of the Civil War. 
He was postmaster at Belle Mead, N. J., from June 1904 to 
July 1907. He was a commissioner to the General Assembly 
of 1900. 

He was twice married: (i) Oct. 7, 1868, in Muscatine, la., 
to Emma Rebecca Morrow, who died Dec. 30, 1873 ; (2) Nov. 
4, 1875, in Charlton, N. Y.. to Sarah Elnore Callaghan, who 
with one daughter survives him. 

WILLIAM WILLIAMSON PAGE, D.D., 
Son of John and Sarah Ewell (Williamson) Page, was born 
Dec. 3, 1840, in Pageland, Va. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Warrenton, Va., 
at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Academy at Warrenton, and he graduated from 
Hampden Sidney College in 1862. He then enlisted in the 
Confederate Army and was Captain of General Robert E. 
Lee's Body Guard until 1865. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1866, taking the full three years' course there and 



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graduating in 1869. He was licensed and ordained by the 
First Presbytery of New York, May 7, 1869, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the New York Church, New York 
City, and was released from this charge June 8, 189 1. He 
studied for two years as a graduate student in the General 
Theological Seminary, New York, 1890-92. He was ordained 
a deacon of the Episcopal Church Jan. 28, 1893, by Bishop 
Potter, and later a priest by the same. He was minister in 
charge of the Episcopal churches of Mt. Vernon, Larchmont 
and Kingston, N. Y., from 1891 to 1896, and rector of St. 
John's Church, Cornwall, N. Y., from 1897 until his death. 
He died June 14, 1920, in New York City, of hardening of 
the arteries and complications due to old age, in his 80th year. 
He received the honorary degree of D.D. from Hampden Sid- 
ney College in 1880. He was religious editor of the New York 
Herald from 1891 to 1892. 

He was married Jan. 31, 1877, in Baltimore, Md., to Eliza- 
beth Miller Pierson, who died May 5, 1880. One son survives 
him. 

NINIAN BEALL HEMICK, S.D., 

Son of Timothy and Mary Ann (Beall) Remick, was born Feb. 
14, 1844, in Williamsport, Md. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Methodist Protestant church of Georgetown, 
D. C, at the age of twelve. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Tuscarora Academy, Pennsylvania, and he gradu- 
ated from Princeton University in 1866. He entered the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, remaining two 
years. He completed his theological course in Union Seminary, 
New York, graduating in 1869. He was licensed by the Pres- 
bytery of Washington, May 4, 1868, and ordained by the Pres- 
bytery of Troy, Oct. 28, 1869, being at the same installed 
pastor of the Ninth Church of Troy, N. Y., from w'hich he 
was released in April 1890. He was pastor of the North 



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Church of Geneva, N. Y., from May 15, 1890, to April 
17, 1907, and stated supply of the Pine Hill Church, New 
York from 1907 to 191 1. He continued his residence in 
Pine Hill until 1917, and then resided in Buffalo, N. Y., 
for a year and again at Pine Hill for the year following 
and in Buffalo, N. Y., until his death Dec. 2, 1920, at Pine 
Hill, N. Y., of heart disease, in the 77th year of his age. 
He was buried in Troy, N. Y. He received the honorary- 
degree of D.D. from Princeton University in 1899. H^e 
was correspondent for the Presbyterian for many years and 
wrote occasionally for other religious journals. He published 
many sermons in pamphlet form and in the magazine Light and 
Life which he published for about twenty-five years. 

He was married June 4, 1872, in Courtland, N. Y., to Harriet 
E, Woodward, who with two sons survives him. 

GALEN WILKINS SEILER, 

Son of Jeremiah and Ann Elizabeth (Steigelman) Seller, was 
born Jan, 22, 1844, in Grantville, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Pine Street Presbyterian Church of 
Harrisburg, Pa., at the age of eighteen. His preparatory stud- 
ies were pursued in the Harrisburg Academy and he graduated 
from Princeton University in 1864. He spent the next two 
years as clerk in a hospital and in the offices of the Northern 
Central Railroad. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
1866, taking the full three' years course there and graduating 
in 1869. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Carlisle, Oct. 
8, 1868, and ordained an evangelist by the same Presbytery, 
June 15, 1870. He supplied the Congregational church of Gor- 
ham, N. H., from June to December 1868, and the Presbyterian 
church of Emporium, Pa., from November 1869 to May 1870. 
After his ordination he went to India as a missionary and was 
stationed at Kolhapur and Ratnagiri, India, from December 



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1870 to July 1879. He then spent a year on furlough in this 
country at Harrisburg, Pa. Returning to India he took up the 
work he had left until 1891 when he returned to this country, 
remaining four years. He supplied the church at Tustin, Mich., 
from May 1894 to May 1895. He returned again to India in 
the latter year, remaining until 1902, when he came back to 
America. He labored as a colporteur of the American Tract 
Society in Hillsdale County, Michigan, from September 1905 to 
September 1906; was stated supply of the Congregational 
church of Lawrence, Mich., from 1907 until 1912. His resi- 
dence from 1902 to 1912 was at Hillsdale, Mich, from 1912 
to 1913 at Mt. Vernon, Iowa, and from 19 13 to 1920 in East 
Jordan, Mich. He died April 20, 1920, in Hillsdale, Mich., 
of acute nephritis following paralysis, in the 77th year of his 
age. He was buried at Hillsdale, Mich. He published a trans- 
lation of The Woodcutter of Gutech from English into Marathi 
in 1876. 

He was married Sept. 7, 1881, in Hillsdale, Mich., to Mary 
Elizabeth Ferris, who with two sons and three daughters sur- 
vives him. 

MALCOLM MAC MARTIN, 
Son of Peter and Harriet Jackson (Lyon) MacMartin, was 
born Sept. 12, 1846, in Jersey City, N. J. He made a public 
confession 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. Dr. L. W. Mudge and 
he graduated from Princeton University in 1867. He enter- 
ed the Seminary at Princeton in 1868, taking the full three 
years' course there and graduating in 1871. He remained a 
graduate student during the following year. He was never 
licensed or ordained. He resided in New York City after this 
until his death there June i, 1920, in the 74th year of his age. 



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He was a member of the Union League and the University 
Club of New York. He was unmarried. 



EDWAED HYDE ROBBINS, D.D., 
Son of Horace Wolcott and Mary Eldredge (Hyde) Robbins, 
was born Feb. 7, 1848, in Baltimore, Md. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Westminster Presbyterian Church 
of Baltimore at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in Baltimore in private schools and under tutors 
and he graduated from Princeton University in 1868. Enter- 
ing the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he 
took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1871. He 
remained at Princeton for a half year as a graduate student. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Baltimore, April 13, 1870, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Chester, April 17, 1872, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the church at Media, 
Pa., from which he was released April 27, 1886. He supplied 
the Fulton Avenue Church of Baltimore from May 1886 until 
installed its pastor June 23, 1887, and was released from this 
charge Jan. 15, 1906. From 1907 until 1908 he was superin- 
tendent of the Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital of Bal- 
timore, and after this was secretary of home missions for the 
Presbytery of Baltimore until his death, Jan. 26, 1921, in Bal- 
timore, of heart disease, in the 73rd year of his age. He was 
buried in the Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore. He received 
the honorary degree of D.D. from New Windsor College in 1904. 
He was a commissioner to the General Assembly of 1878 and 
1897. He was permanent clerk of the Presbytery of Baltimore 
from 1892 to 1893 and then its stated clerk until 1896. He 
was moderator of the Synod of Baltimore in 1898. 

He was married Oct, 9, 1873, in Delaware County, Pennsyl- 
vania, to Sarah Barber Haldeman, who with one son and three 
daughters survives him. 



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WILLIAM SMITH BEAN, D.D., 

Son of Joseph Sanborn and Harriet Craig (Smith) Bean, was 
born March i8, 1849, in Augusta, Ga. He made a pubHc con- 
fession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Augusta 
at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
Clarksville, Ga., and in the Gilmanton Academy, New Hamp- 
shire. He was first a student in Dartmouth College and then 
entered the University of Georgia, from which he graduated 
with first honor in 1869. He entered the Seminary at Princeton 
in the fall of the same year, remaining one year. He completed 
his theological course in the Columbia Seminary from which he 
graduated in 1872. He was Hcensed by the Presbytery of 
Augusta, April 13, 1872, and ordained by the same Presbytery, 
June I, 1873. He was stated supply of the churches of Wash- 
ington and Lexington, Ga., from May 1872 until installed their 
pastor at the time of his ordination. He relinquished these 
charges in December 1878. He then spent a year as a student 
in the University of Leipzig. The year following his return 
to this country he was assistant pastor of the church at Au- 
gusta, Ga. He engaged in teaching in Augusta from 1880 to 
1884. He was pastor of the church at Florence, S. C, from 
October 1884 to November 1887, and of the church at Mt. Zion, 
S. C, from December 1887 to March 1893. He was editor of 
the Southern Presbyterian from 1893 to 1897 and stated sup- 
ply of the church of Rocky Springs, S. C, from 1893 to 1899. 
He was stated supply of the church at Mountville, S. C, from 
January 1899 to September 1901. He was professor of Ger- 
man in the Presbyterian College of South Carolina at Clinton 
from 1893 to 191 1, and Professor of Ethics and Psychology in 
the same institution from 1899 to 191 1, and acting professor of 
the Bible in the same college for some years, and then librarian 
and assistant professor of English in this college until his 
death. He supplemented his work as a teacher by serving as 



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Stated supply the Shady Grove and Duncan's Creek churches, 
South CaroHna, from 1902 to 1912, and the latter church again 
from 1918 until his death, and the church at Rockbridge, S. C, 
from 1902 to 1914, and again from 1918 until his death. He 
died June 14, 1920, at Clinton, S. C, of arterio-sclerosis, in the 
72nd year of his age. He was buried at Clinton. He received 
the honorary degree of D.D. from Davidson College and from 
the Presbyterian College of South Carolina in 1893. He was a 
commissioner to the Southern General Assembly in 1883 and 
in 1888. He published The Teaching of the Lad Jesus, 1903, 
and numerous articles for the religious press. He was princi- 
pal of the Tubman High School, Athens, Ga., from 1880 to 
1884. 

He was twice married: (i) July 8, 1873, in Washington, 
Ga., to Annie EHzabeth Barnett, who died July 2, 1878; (2) 
Dec. 7, 1881, in Augusta, Ga., to Kate Louise Fleming, who 
with one son and three daughters by his second marriage sur- 
vives him. 

DAVID WINTERS, LL.D., 

Son of Francis and Elizabeth (McCardle) Winters, was born 
Jan. 4, 1842, in County Monaghan, Ireland. He was brought 
to Canada at the age of seven. He graduated from Knox Col- 
lege, Toronto, in 1869, ^"d then spent a year in the Theological 
Department of Knox College. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton as a middler in 1870, remaining one year, and com- 
pleted his theological course in Union Seminary, New York, 
from which he graduated in 1872. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of New Brunswick, July 8, 1871, and ordained by 
the Presbytery of Jersey City, April 30, 1872, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the Third Church of Paterson, N. J., 
from which he was released June 11, 1874. He was pastor of 
the Westminster Church, Philadelphia, from 1874 to 1881 ; 



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of the church at Olean, N. Y., from 1881 to 1884; of the 
church at East WilHamsport, Pa., from 1884 to 1888; of the 
First Church of Wichita, Kans., from 1889 to 1895; of the 
Kanawha Church of Charleston, W. Va., from 1896 until 
1898, and of the First Church of Middletown, N. Y., from 
Oct. 4, 1898, to April 22, 1902. He then resided as an evan- 
gelist in Newburgh, N. Y., from 1902 to 1903 and in Philadel- 
phia, Pa., from 1903 to 1905. He was pastor of the First 
Church of Darby, Pa., with his residence at Glenolden, Pa., 
from Feb. 14, 1905, until his death, Jan. 31, 1921, at Glen- 
olden, of pneumonia, soon after the completion of his 79th 
year. He was buried in the Arlington Cemetery of Lansdowne, 
Pa. He received the honorary degree of LL.D. from Gale 
College, Wisconsin, in 1900. He organized the Third Church 
of Paterson, N. J. 

He was married Aug. 4, 1874, in New York City to Rox- 
anna Norris, who with one daughter survives him. 

CLARENCE WALWORTH BACKUS, D.D., 
Son of the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Trumbull and Anne Eliza (Wal- 
worth) Backus, was born April 20, 1846, in Schenectady, 
N. Y. He made a public confession of his faith in the First 
Presbyterian Church of Schenectady at the age of twenty. 
His preparatory studies were pursued in the public schools of 
Schenectady and in the Pennsylvania Military Academy, of 
West Chester, Pa., and he graduated from Union College in 
1870. He entered the Seminary at Princeton the same year, 
remaining three years. Poor health and eye trouble prevented 
his taking the full course. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Albany, June 12, 1872, and ordained an evangelist by the 
same Presbytery, June 11, 1873. He was stated supply of 
the church at Northville, N. Y., from May 1873 to July 1874; 
stated supply of the church at Northampton, N. Y., from May 



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1873 until installed its pastor July 23, 1874, being released from 
this charge Aug. 12, 1876; pastor of the church at Charlton, 
N. Y., from Oct. 17, 1876, to Oct. 18, 1882; stated supply of 
the church at Princetown, N. Y., 1883-84; pastor-elect of the 
church at Victor, N. Y., 1884-89; stated supply of the Western 
Highlands Church, Kansas City, Kans., 1889-91 ; stated supply 
of the Grand View Park Church, Kansas City, Kans., from 
September 1889 until installed its pastor Oct. 14, 1890, being re- 
leased Sept. 30, 1896; pastor of the First Church of Argentine, 
Kans., from 1896 to 1901, and stated supply of the Congrega- 
tional church of Ivanhoe Park, Kansas City, Kans., from 1902 
to 1903. At this time he became almost totally blind and re- 
sided in Kansas City, Kans., until his death there, March 17, 
1920, of heart failure, in the 74th year of his age. He was 
buried at Schenectady, N. Y. He received the honorary de- 
gree of D.D. from the University of Omaha in 1893. He was 
moderator of the Presbytery of Rochester in 1886 and of the 
Presbytery of Topeka in 189 1. He was a commissioner to 
the General Assembly of 1888 and of 1895. During the Civil 
War he served as First Lieutenant of the 97th New York 
State Volunteers with Sheridan's Army and was aide de camp 
on the staff of General Hardin and also of General Merritt. 
He was a member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, 
of the Society of the Sons of the Revolution and was a Royal 
Arch Mason. He published a Historical Sketch of the Prince- 
town Presbyterian Church, 1884; Official Relation of the 
Church to the Sunday School, 1885, and a Historical Sketch of 
the Presbyterian Church of Victor, N. Y., 1888 

He was married April 30, 1873, in Schenectady, N. Y., to 
Susan Maria Livingston Washington, who died Nov. 9, 1908. 
One son survives him. 



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JAMES HALL MC ILVAINE, D.D., 

Son of the Rev. Dr. Joshua Hall and Sarah Dwight (Button) 
Mcllvaine, was born Nov. 13, 1846, in Utica, N. Y. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church 
of Rochester, N. Y., at the age of thirteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in Princeton under Mr. John Schenck 
and he graduated from Princeton University in 1866. He then 
spent three years in teaching, most of the time in the Edgehill 
School of Princeton. 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 Newark, Feb. 7, 
1873, and ordained by the Presbytery of Monmouth, June 26, 
1873, being at the same time installed pastor of the church at 
Beverly, N. ]., from which he was released Oct. 7, 1879. He 
was pastor of the church at Summit, N. J., from Oct. 16, 1879, 
to June 4, 1883 ; pastor of the Union Congregational Church of 
Providence, R. I., from 1883 to 1888; pastor of the Church 
of the Covenant, New York City, from 1888 to 1894, when this 
church united with the Brick Church of 'New York and he 
became co-pastor of that church until Feb. 10, 1896. He was 
ordained an Episcopal deacon, Dec. 17, 1897, and a priest Dec. 
20, 1898. He was rector of Calvary Church, Pittsburgh, from 
1900 to 1916, when he retired from the active ministry. Con- 
tinuing his residence in Pittsburgh he served the St. Stephen's 
Church of Sewickley, Pa,, in 1919, and was acting-rector of 
St. Peter's Church, Pittsburgh, from May i, 1920, until his 
death, March 14, 1921, in Pittsburgh, in the 75th year of his 
age. He was run over by an automobile and died on his way 
to the hospital. He was buried in the Allegheny Cemetery of 
Pittsburgh. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from 
Princeton University in 1888. He published: Modern 
Thought and Christian Evidences, 1899; St. Francis of Assisi, 



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1902; Plain Thoughts about the Church, 1905, and several 
sermons. ■ ;|j| 

He was married March 10, 1873, in Rome, Italy, to Grace 
Parr Biddle, who died June 17, 1912. One son and three 
daughters survive him. 

WILLIAM HENRY ROBERTS. D.D., LL.D., 
Son of the Rev. Dr. William and Catherine (Parry) Roberts, 
was born Jan. 31, 1844, in Holyhead, North Wales, Great 
Britain. He made a public confession of his faith in the 
Welsh Calvinistic Methodist church of New York City at 
the age of thirteen. He was prepared for college in New 
York City by his father and graduated from the College of 
the City of New York in 1863. He was statistician of the 
U. S. Treasury Department, Washington, from 1863 to 1867; 
assistant librarian of the Library of Congress, 1867-72, acting 
librarian of Princeton Seminary during part of 1873. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1870, taking the full 
three years' course there and. graduating in 1873. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Washington City, May 2, 1872, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Elizabeth, Dec. 5, 1873, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the church at Cran- 
ford, N. J., from which he was released Dec. 7, 1877. He was 
librarian of Princeton Seminary from 1877 to 1886, and he 
was professor of Practical Theology in Lane Seminary from 
1886 to 1893. During this time he supplied the Second Church 
of Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1889 to 1890. In 1884 he was 
elected stated clerk of the General Assembly and held this 
office until June 1920, when he was made stated clerk emeritus. 
He supplied the Fourth Church of Trenton, N. J., from 1894 
to 1899. His residence was in Philadelphia from 1893 until his 
death June 26, 1920, in the Presbyterian Hospital of Philadel- 
phia in the 77th year of his age. He was buried in the West 



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Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia. He received the honorary 
degree of D.D. from Western University of Pennsylvania in 
1884, and from Lafayette College in 1907, and the honorary de- 
gree of LL.D. from Miami University in 1888. He was per- 
manent clerk of the General Assembly from 18801 to 1884; 
moderator of the Synod of Ohio in 1901 and Moderator of 
the General Assembly in 1907. He was American Secretary of 
the Alliance of the Reformed Churches from 1888 until his 
death, and President of the Sixth Council of the Alliance in 
1896. He was Treasurer of the Centenary Fund for Minister- 
ial Relief from 1880 until 1890; of the Anniversary Reunion 
Fund from 1895 to 1897, and of the Twentieth Century Fund 
from 1900 to 1902. He was chairman of the Committee on 
Federation and Union 1903. He was secretary of the Inter- 
church Conference on Marriage and Divorce, 1903-09; presi- 
dent of the Interchurch Conference on Federation, 1905 ; sec- 
retary of the Council of Reformed Churches in the U. S., 1907 ; 
acting president of the Federal Council of Churches of Christ 
in America 1908, and chairman of the Executive Committee of 
this Council, 1912. He was chairman of the Commission on 
Evangelism of the Federal Council from 1912 to 1916 and 
chairman of the Conference on Organic Union from 1918 to 
1920. Among his publications were : History of the Presby- 
terian Church, 1888; The Presbyterian System, 1895; Laws 
Relating to Religious Corporations, 1896; Manual for Ruling 
Elders, 1897, and many sermons and addresses. He was editor 
of the Minutes of the General Assembly from 1884 to 1919; 
of the Digest of the Acts of the General Assembly, 1907, and 
of the Addresses of the 250th Anniversary of the Westminster 
Assembly, 1908. 

He was married June 11, 1867, in Washington, D. C, to 
Sarah Esther McLean, who with two sons and two daughters 
survives him. 



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WILLIAM ADAMS SMICK, 
Son of Lewis and Martha Burton (Adams) Smick, was born 
Oct. 5, 1845, in Perryville, Ky. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Reformed church of Bushnell, 111., at the 
age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
Ashley and Louisiana, AIo., and he graduated from Pardee Col- 
lege, Louisiana, Mo., 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. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Palmyra, Sept. 7, 1872, and ordained an evangel- 
ist by the Presbytery of Oregon, Nov. 2, 1873. He engaged 
in home missionary work in Roseburg, Ore., in 1873 and was 
stated supply of the church there from 1874 until installed its 
pastor June 22, 1879, being released from this charge May 24, 
1893. H^ ^^''is Sunday School missionary for the Presbytery of 
Willamette from 1894 to 1903, and Sunday School missionary 
for the Presbytery of Southern Oregon from 1903 to 1904. 
He resided in Roseburg, Ore., from 1905 to 1907, and supplied 
the First Church of Myrtle Creek, Ore., from 1907 to 1912, 
when he was honorably retired from the active work of the 
ministry. He resided in Roseburg, Ore., from this time until 
his death there July 27, 1920, of paralysis, in the 75th year 
of his age. He was buried in the Masonic Cemetery of Rose- 
burg. He was moderator of the Synod of Oregon in 1896. 
During his ministry he built six houses of worship and organ- 
ized seven churches. 

He was married June 4, 1873, in Roseburg, Oregon, to Helen 
Godwin, who with two sons and one daughter survives him. 

JAMES FRASER, 

Son of John Stirrat and Isabell (McNab) Frazer, was born 
Dec. 21, 1849, in Glen William, Ont., Canada, He made a 
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Church of County Halton, Ont., at the age of eighteen. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in Georgetown, Ont., and he 
graduated from Knox College 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 Hcensed by the 
Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 14, 1875, and ordained 
by the Presbytery of Hamilton, Feb. 8, 1876, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the St. Ann's and Wellandport 
churches, Canada, being released from these charges July 7, 
1879. He was pastor of the church at Sutton, Canada, from 
July 8, 1879, to March 31, 1899; pastor of the church at Shoal 
Lake, Man., Canada, from May 23, 1899, to Dec. 31, 1902; 
stated supply of the church at Fair Oaks, Calif., from 1902 
to 1903 ; stated supply of the churches at Windermere and Col- 
umbia Valley, British Columbia, from 1903 to 1905 ; stated 
supply of the church at Roblin, Man., Canada, from 1905 to 
1906, and stated supply of the churches at Sheho, Foam Lake, 
Fountain and Kelvin Grove, Sask., Canada, from 1906 to 1914. 
After this he resided near Foam Lake, Sask., until his death 
March 12, 1920, of paralysis, in the 71st year of his age. He 
was buried in the Foam Lake Cemetery, Canada. He was 
convener of the Home Mission Committee of the Presbytery 
of Minnedosa from 1899 to 1902, and convener of the Home 
Mission Committee of the Presbytery of Yorkton, Sask., for 
several years after 1905. 

He was married Oct. 17, 1877, in Welland, Ont., Canada, 
to Margaret Cooper, who with two sons and three daughters 
survives him. 

DAVID EINEHART MC CASLIN, 

Son of Andrew and Dorothea Gray (Rinehart) McCaslin, 
was born March 10, 1847, in McVille, Pa. He made a public 
fession of his faith in the State Lick Presbyterian church, 



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Pennsylvania, at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in State Lick under the Rev. Dr. D. H. Sloan, 
and he graduated from Princeton University in 1872. He en- 
tered the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, 
remaining one year. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Louisville, Oct. 10, 1875, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Blairsville, June 26, 1877. He was stated supply of the church 
of Bowling Green, Ky., from August 1875 ^o J^lj 1876 ; pastor 
of the church of Salem, Pa., from Aug. 11, 1877, to Nov. 15, 
1883, and of the church at Derry, Pa., from 1877 until 1891, 
and pastor of the church at Turtle Creek, Pa., from May 13, 
1891, until 1900, when ill health compelled him to relinquish 
this charge. From this time until his death he resided in Cleve- 
land, Ohio. He died Nov. 25, 1920, in Ogden, Utah, of pneu- 
monia, in the 74th year of his age. He was buried in Cleveland, 
Ohio. 

He was married Nov. 26, 1873, in Belleville, N. J., to Jennie 
Elizabeth Mainwaring, who with two sons and two daughters 
survives him. 

ADOLFH KHEES, 
Son of Johann and Elisabeth (Schwendiniann) Krebs, was 
born Nov. 11, 1846, in Reutigen, Switzerland. He made a pub- 
lic confession of his faith in the Reformed church of Wimmis, 
Switzerland, at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Wimmis Secundar Schule and in Locle, 
Switzerland. Coming to this country, he graduated from the 
Dubuque German College and Seminary in 1874. He entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in 1874, completing his theological 
course there and graduating in 1876. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Dubuque, April 23, 1873, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Austin, April 8, 1877. He was stated supply 
of the German church at Dallas, Texas, from January 1877 



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to November 1880; stated supply of the German church of 
Ramsey, Iowa, 1880-81 ; stated supply of the German church of 
Dallas, Texas, 1881-83; pastor of the Bethel German Church, 
Bay, Mo., from Jan. 22, 1884, to April 18, 1894; pastor of the 
German church of Campbell, Neb., 1894-1901 ; pastor elect 
of the German church of Galena, 111., from May 1902 until 
installed its pastor the following year, and was released July 
I, 1905 ; pastor of the German church of Beloit, Wis., 1905- 
09; pastor of the Nazareth Church, Herman, Mo., 1910-15, 
and stated supply of the German church of Galena, 111., 1916- 
19. At this time he was honorably retired from the active min- 
istry, continuing his residence in Galena until his death. He 
died Sept. 20, 1920, white attending the Meeting of Synod at 
Lennox, S. D., suddenly, in the 74th year of his age. He was 
buried at Galena. He published many articles and sermons 
for the German religious papers. He was secretary of the 
Gasconade County Bible Society from 1884 to 1894; agent 
of Jo Daviess County Bible Society, 1901-05, and secretary of 
the Rock County Bible Society for several years after 1907. 
He taught French and German in the Dallas Female Semi- 
nary, 1879-80, and again from 1881 to 1883. He was made 
a life member of the American Bible Society by the Gascon- 
ade Bible Society and an honorary life member of the Board 
of Foreign Missions by his Seminary class of 1876. 

He was married June 24, 1880, in Ramsey, Iowa, to Gezina 
Wilhelmina Liesveld, who with four sons and one daughter 
survives him. 



BENJAMIN BRECKINRIDGE WAEFIELD, D.D., LL.D., Litt.D., 
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DAVID R. WORKMAN, D.D., 
Son of Amos and Hannah Thorp (Earnshaw) Workman, was 
born Sept. 13, 1851, in Belmont County, Ohio. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Concord Presbyterian 
Church of Demos, Ohio, at the age of seventeen. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in the McNeely Normal 
School of Hopedale, Ohio, and in Franklin College, Ohio, 
and he graduated from Wooster College 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. 
After this he spent four months in graduate study in McCor- 
mick Theological Seminary. He was licensed by the Presby- 
tery of St. Clairsville, April 25, 1877, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Chester, Oct. 23, 1879, being at the same time 
installed pastor of the church at New London, Pa., and was re- 
leased from this charge Dec. 28, 1883. He was pastor of 
the Putnam Church, Zanesville, Ohio, from May i, 1884, to 
May 20, 1889, and during this pastorate engaged in teaching 
Mental and Moral Science in the Putnam Ladies' Seminary of 
Zanesville from 1884 to 1886, and was pastor of the Leacock 
Church of Leaman Place, Pa., from June 19, 1899, until his 
death at Leaman Place April 6, 1920, of myocarditis, in the 
69th year of his age. He was buried in the Presbyterian 
Cemetery of Paradise, Pa. He received the honorary degree of 
D.D. from Wooster College in 1899. He was moderator of the 
Presbyter}' of Westminster in 1918. 

He was married June 2, 1880, in West Chester, Pa., to Sarah 
Gibson McCullough, who died April 15, 191 5. Three sons, 
one of whom is the Rev. Robert DuBois Workman of the class 
of 191 5, and one daughter survive him. 



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AUTHUH BLOOMFIELD CONQEB, 

Son of Abraham Bogart and Mary Rutgers McCrea (Hedges) 
Conger, was born March 2, 1854, in Dobbs Ferry, N. Y. He 
made a pubHc confession of his faith in the First Presbyter- 
ian Church of Haverstraw, N. Y., at the age of sixteen. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in the school at Lawrence- 
ville, N. J., and he graduated from Princeton University in 
1876, He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1879, remain- 
ing three years. He was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal 
Church by the Bishop of New Jersey, June 9, 1878, and a 
priest June 8, 1879. He was rector of the Holy Cross Church, 
Perth Amboy, N. J., from October 1879 to March 1880; rector 
of the Woodside Church, Newark, N. J., from 1880 to 1882; 
rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd at Rosemont, Pa., 
from 1883 to 1912, and rector of St. Paul's Church, Centre- 
ville, Md., from 1913 to 1916, when ill health compelled him to 
relinquish the active ministry. From this time until his death 
he resided at Villa Nova, Pa. He died Sept. 5, 1920, at Spring 
Lake, N. J., of dropsy and heart trouble, in the 67th year of 
his age. He was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn^ 
N. Y. He published a number of sermons and Religion for the 
Time: Six Conference on Natural Religion, 1902. 

He was married June 8, 1880, in Princeton, N. J., to Mary 
Stockton, who died Nov. 10, 1896. Three sons and three 
daughters survive him. 

JOHN MOORE MC CAHAN, 

Son of John and Hannah (Getty) McCahan, was born Sept. 
22, 1850, in Ballycastle, Ireland. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the South Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia 
at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in Philadelphia under Professor H. D. Gregory, and he gradu- 
ated from Lafayette College in 1876. 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 1879. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, Jan. 6, 1879, and ordained 
an evangelist by the same Presbytery, May 11, 1879. He was 
stated supply of the church at Delano, Minn., 1879-80; pastor 
of the church at Poynette, Wis., 1880-83; labored as a home 
missionary in Caledonia, Minn., 1883-87; was stated supply at 
Faulkton, S. D., 1887-91 ; stated supply at Bloomfield, Iowa, 
1891-93; resided in St. Paul, Minn., 1893-94; in Philadelphia 
1894-95 ; was stated supply of the churches at Canton and 
Crystal, N. D., 1895-96 ; resided without charge in Chicago, 111., 
the following year ; was stated supply at Bostwick and Ruskin, 
Neb., 1898-99; was stated supply at Foley, Minn., 1900-01; 
after this until 1916 he resided in St. Paul, Minn., Los Angeles, 
Calif., and again in St. Paul from 1916 until 1919; in Denver, 
Colo., and then in Phoenix, Ariz., until his death there April 
26, 1920, of pulmonary tuberculosis, in the 70th year of his 
age. He was buried in the Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Philadel- 
phia, Pa. He was unmarried. 

ALEXANDER DOAK MC CLURE, D.L., 

Son of Robert Green and Mary Elizabeth (Ewing) McClure, 
was born July 9, 1850, in Lewisburg, Tenn. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Lewis- 
burg at the age of twelve. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the village schools and under the Rev. William Stoddart 
of Brick Church, Tenn., and he graduated from Princeton 
University in 1874. During the next year he was principal of 
the Jones Academy, Maury County, Tennessee. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1875, remaining two years. He en- 
gaged in preaching during the year 1877-78 and then returned 
to Princeton, graduating in 1879. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Columbia, April 28, 2877, and ordained by the 



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Presbytery of North Mississippi, April 15, 1878. He was 
stated supply of the church at Fayetteville, Tenn., from May 
to November 1877 and of the church at Oxford, Miss., from 
November 1877 to May 1880. He was pastor of the church 
at Bardstown, Ky,, from October 1880 to September 1882 ; of 
Highland Church, Louisville, Ky., from October 1882 to April 
1888; of the Maryland Avenue Church, Baltimore, Md., from 
October 1888 to June 1891, and of St. Andrew's Church, Wil- 
mington, N. C, from Oct. 4, 1891, until his death, April 6, 
1920, suddenly, in the railway station of Mt. Olive, N. C, in the 
70th year of his age. He was buried in the Oakdale Cemetery 
of Wilmington, N. C. He received the honorary degree of 
D.D. from Davidson College in 1901. He pubUshed Another 
Comforter, 1897, beside sermons and articles in the religious 
papers. He was editorial writer for, and associate editor of, the 
North Carolina Presbyterian. He was chaplain of the Sea- 
man's Friend Society for some time after 1895 and of the 
Second Regiment North Carolina Volunteers, 1895-97. 

He was twice married: (i) Dec. 3, 1878, in Oxford, Miss., 
to Louise Bergman Miller, who died July 14, 1886; (2) Mar. 
27, 1888, in New Castle, Ky., to Frances Roberta Callaway, 
who with one son by his first wife and one son and one daugh- 
ter by his second wife survives him. 

DAVID OWEN.GHORMLEY, D.D., 
Son of Thomas and Ann (Martin) Ghormley, was born July 
26, 1848, in Huntsville, Ohio. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Huntsville at the 
age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the Grand Prairie Seminary of Onarga, 111., and the Prepara- 
tory Department of Hanover College, and he graduated from 
Wooster College in 1876. After this he was principal of the 
public schools of Seville, Ohio, from 1876 to 1877, and of the 
public schools of Cortland, Ohio, from 1877 to 1879. Enter- 



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ing the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the latter year, he 
took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1882. 
He was licensed and ordained by the Presbytery of Belle- 
fontaine May 8, 1882. He was stated supply of the Third 
Presbyterian Church of Portland, Ore., from September 1882, 
until installed its pastor Oct. 28, 1883, and was released from 
this charge in September 1894. He served the church at Mos- 
cow, Idaho, from September 1894 until installed its pastor in 
April 1895, being released in November 1901. He was Synodi- 
cal Missionary for the Synod of Washington with his residence 
at Tacoma from November 1901 to April 191 1, and was Pres- 
byterial evangelist in three Presbyteries of the northwest from 
191 1 to 1919 when he retired from active work on account of 
ill health. After this he resided in Tacoma until his death 
there June 9, 1920, in the 72nd year of his age. He was buried 
at Portland, Ore. He received the honorary degree of D.D. 
from Wooster College in 1898. He was moderator of the 
Synod of Washington in 1897 and stated clerk of the Presby- 
tery of Walla Walla from 1895 to 1901. 

He was married May 17, 1882 in Belief ontaine, Ohio, to 
Alice M. Irwin, who with four sons and two daughters sur- 
vives him. 

THOMAS S. NAYLOR TODD, 

Son of John Snodgrass and Nancy Boal (Robison) Todd, 
was born Sept. 2"], 1854, in Franklin, Ohio. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian Church of Monroe, 
Ohio, at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the high school of Franklin, and he graduated from 
Marietta College in 1877. During the next two years he taught 
school in Madison County, Ohio. He then entered Lane Sem- 
inary remaining one year. Coming to the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in 1880 he spent a year and then returned to Lane Semi- 



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nary from which he graduated in 1882. He was Hcensed by 
the Presbytery of Dayton in 1881 and ordained by the Pres- 
bytery of Montana, Feb. 24, 1883. He was pastor of the church 
at Wickes, Mont., 1883-84; stated supply at Bethel, Md., 1884- 
85 ; stated supply at Franklin, Ind., during the summer of 1886; 
stated supply at Edinburgh, Ind., 1887-89; pastor of the East 
Washington Street Church of Indianapolis, 1889-91 ; resided 
without charge in Indianapolis during the following year and in 
Franklin, Ind., 1893-96; was stated supply at Elizabethtown, 
Ind., 1896-1904, and of the church at Scipio, Ind., 1898-1904; 
pastor of the Providence Church. Lawrenceburg, Ind., from 
May 30, 1904, to April 19, 1910; stated supply of the churches 
at Lewisville and Ebenezer, Ind., 1911-12, and of the church at 
Otisco, Ind., from 1913 until his death April 5, 1920, in 
Franklin, Ind., of inflammation of the brain, in the 66th year of 
his age. He was buried at Franklin. He was a member of the 
Phi Beta Kappa Society. He was vice-president of the Pres- 
bytery of New Albany in 1917; stated clerk of the Presbytery 
of White Water, 1910-12, and permanent clerk of the Presby- 
tery of New Albany, 1918-19. 

He was twice married: (i) Sept. 20, 1888, in Franklin, 
Ind., to Clara Adaline Alexander, who died May 25, 1892; 
(2) Nov. 16, 1904, in Scipio, Ind., to Katherine Estella Cort- 
ner, who, with one son and one daughter by his first wife, 
wife survives him. 

JAMES STEELE HILLHOUSE, D.D., 

Son of Rev. Joseph Bienaime and Esther Love (Steele) Hill- 
house, was born July 25, 1854, in Lawrenceville, S. C. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian 
church of Newberry, S. C, at the age of fifteen. His prepara- 
tion for college was principally under his father at his home, 
and he graduated from Princeton University in 1881. Enter- 



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ing 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 Cherokee, June 8, 1884, and 
ordained by the same Presbytery, Sept. 26, 1884. He was 
stated supply of the churches at Chickamauga, Tunnel Hill 
and Spring Place, Ga., from August 1884 to April 1886; stated 
supply of the church at Cartersville, Ga., from April 1886 to 
January 1893; Synodical evangelist for Georgia from June 
to September 1893, and pastor of the church at Vicksburg, 
Miss., from Oct. i, 1893, until his death in Vicksburg, April 
9, 1920, in the 66th year of his age. He was buried in Vicks- 
burg. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from the 
Southwestern Presbyterian University of Clarksville, Term., 
in 1902. 

He was married March i, 1888, in Calhoun, Ga., to Belle 
Boaz, who died July 23, 1903. Two sons and one daughter 
survive him. 

JOHN EENJAMIN EOLB/ 

Son of the Rev. Frederick Francis and Ann Mary (Nice) 
Kolb, was born Dec. 6, 1850, in Tamaqua, Pa. He made a pub- 
lic confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of 
Summit Hill, Pa., at the age of fifteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in Easton, Pa., under the Rev. U. W. 
Condit. He spent one year in Lafayette College, 1880-81. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the latter year he took 
the full three years' course there, graduating in 1884. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Lehigh, April 17, 1884, and or- 
dained an evangelist by the same Presbytery, June 10, 1884. 
His life was spent as a missionary in Brazil. He was sta- 
tioned at Bahia from 1884 to 1886, and at Larangieras from 
1889 to 1892. He came to America on furlough for the year 
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1900, and then at Sao Paulo 1900-01. He again returned to 
this country on a year's furlough. Returning to Brazil he was 
missionary at FlorianapoHs 1902-07, and at Guarapuava 1907- 
II, He spent the following year in the United States. Return- 
ing to Brazil he engaged in missionary work at Campos 1912- 
14; at Guarapuava 1914-20; and at Ponta Grossa, Parana, from 
1920 until his death at Ponta Grossa Jan. 13, 1921, of pneu- 
monia, in the 63rd year of his age. He was buried at Ponta 
Grossa. From 1876 to 1880 he was agent for the Central 
Railway of New Jersey at Lansford, Pa. 

He was married three times: (i) Aug. 14, 1873, in Sum- 
mit Hill, Pa., to Nancy Allen, who died July 25, 1874; (2) 
July 3, 1877, i^ Easton, Pa., to Kate S. King, who died July 
4, 1880; (3) Dec. 3, 1884, in Bahia, Brazil, to Keziah Brevard 
Gaston, who with two sons and six daughters by his third 
wife survives him. 

WILLIAM HENRY BANCROPT, M.D., 

Son of Reuben Foster and Josephine Caroline (Schellinger) 
Bancroft, was born Aug. 7, 1858, in Philadelphia, Pa. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Second Presby- 
terian Church of Camden, N. J., at the age of seventeen. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in the schools of Philadel- 
phia and in Camden under Charles F. Woodhull, and he gradu- 
ated from the Medical Department of the University of Penn- 
sylvania in 1882. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in the 
fall of the same year, leaving before his graduation on account 
of ill health. He was licensed by the Presbytery of West 
Jersey, Oct. i, 1884, and ordained by the Presbytery of Ches- 
ter, Oct. II, 1886. He was pastor of the Chichester Memorial 
Church of Boothwyn, Pa., from Oct. 15, 1886, to Oct. 10, 1892 ; 
pastor of Bethany Church, Thurlow, Pa., from Nov. i, 1892, 
to May 21, 1900; pastor of the Buckingham Church, Berlin, 



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Md., from Oct. 3, 1900, to June 4, 191 1 ; resided in Chester, 
Pa., engaged in literary work, from 191 1 to 1914; was pastor 
of the Olivet Church, Moores, Pa., from May 14, 191 5, until 
April 29, 191 8, and after this resided in Chester, Pa., until his 
death there Jan. 15, 192 1, in the 63rd year of his age. He was 
buried in the Lawn Croft Cemetery of Chester. He published 
a volume of poems, Shining Pathways, in 1899, and Anthem 
Angelic and other Sermons in 1905. He was a frequent con- 
tributor to the religious and secular papers. He was at one 
time moderator of the Presbytery of New Castle and of the 
Presbytery of Chester and was twice a commissioner to the 
General Assembly. 

He was twice married: (i) Aug. 18, 1886, in Camden, N. J., 
to Ursula A. RifTert, who died Feb. 18, 1893; (2) April 23, 
1896, in Chester, Pa., to Margaret C. Baldwin, who with one 
son by his first wife survives him. 

JOHN PAUL GERRIOR, 

Son of John and Jane (Madden) Gerrior, was bom March 13, 
1853, at Pictou, N. S. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Knox Presbyterian Church of Pictou at the age of 
twenty. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Pictou 
Academy and he was a student for a time in Queen's College, 
Canada. He began his theological studies in the Theological 
Department of Queen's College and continued them in the 
Bangor Theological Seminary from 1881 to 1882. He entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in 1883, remaining one year. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Sydney, Canada, March 21, 
1886, and ordained by the Presbytery of Prince Edward Is- 
land, Feb. 3, 1887, being at the same time installed pastor of the 
church at Summerside, P. E. I., from which he was released 
March 4, 1888. He served the church at Stratford, Ont., from 
1888 to 1889, and labored as an evangelist in Nova Scotia and 



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New Brunswick from 1889 to 1890. He labored as pastor at 
large for the Presbytery of Winona, 1891-92; he was stated 
supply of the church at Stewartsville, Minn., 1893-96; and of 
the church at Washington, Minn., from 1893 until installed 
its pastor April 9, 1895, being released May 5, 1896; stated 
supply of the churches at Shandon and Pleasant Valley, Calif., 
from 1897 until installed their pastor in 1898, being released 
from these charges Aug. 12, 1902; stated supply of the West- 
minster Church, Berkeley, Calif., 1902-03 ; Synodical Mission- 
ary for Northern California and Nevada 1902-05, and pastor 
of the Elmhurst Church, Oakland, Calif., from Dec. 21, 1905, 
until his death April 26, 1920, at Oakland, of cancer, in the 
68th year of his age. He was buried in the Evergreen Mauso- 
leum, Oakland, Calif, 

He was married Jan. 13, 1886, in Pictou, N. S., to Sarah A. 
Harris, who, with two daughters, survives him. 

LESTER SMITH BOYCE, D.D., 

Son of William and Sarah Jane (Bell) Boyce, was born Dec. 
21, 1855, in Stratford, Ohio. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Delaware, Ohio, 
at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Delaware High School and the Academic Department 
of Ohio Wesleyan University, from which institution he grad- 
uated in 1884. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall 
of the same year, he took the full three years' course there, 
graduating in 1887. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Marion, May 17, 1887, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Steuben, Sept. 13, 1887, being at the same time installed pas- 
tor of the church at Almond, N. Y., from which he was re- 
leased April 21, 1889. He was stated supply of the church at 
Beaver City, Neb., from May 10, 1889, until installed its pas- 
tor, Jan. 19, 1890, and was released Jan. 10, 1893; he engaged 



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in work as an evangelist within the bounds of the Presbytery 
of Hastings 1893-94; was pastor of the church at Hiawatha, 
Kans., from Feb. 14, 1894, to Nov. i, 1899; pastor of the 
church at Newark, Ohio, from Dec. 19, 1899, to Jan. 7, 1907 ; 
pastor of the First Church of Findlay, Ohio, from April 11, 
1907, to Dec. 12, 191 1, and pastor of the Park Church, Dayton, 
Ohio, from Dec. 28, 191 1, until his death June 9, 1920, at Day- 
ton, of heart failure, in the 65th year of his age. He was 
buried at Dayton. He received the honorary degree of D.D. 
from Wooster College in 1909. 

He was married May i, 1889, in Almond, N. Y., to Grace 
Maria Busby, who with one daughter survives him. 

HUBERT CLINTON HERRING, D.D., 

Son of Silas William and Polly Matilda (Webb) Herring, was 
born Oct. 30, 1859, in Lowville, Wis. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church at Lowville 
at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Wayland Academy of Beaver Dam, Wis. He was a stu- 
dent for a time in the University of Wisconsin and then for a 
year in the University of Chicago. He entered McCormick 
Seminary in 1884, remaining two years. Coming to Princeton 
in 1886 as a senior he completed his course there, graduating 
in 1887. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Madison, May 
15, 1887, and ordained by the Presbytery of Fort Dodge, 
Sept. 21, 1887. He was stated supply of the Second Church of 
Sioux City, Iowa, from June 1887 to January 1890; pastor of 
the church at Winterset, Iowa, from May 12, 1890, to July 3, 
1894; pastor of the church at Hyde Park, Chicago, 111., from 
Aug. 15, 1894, to Aug. 15, 1898, and pastor of the First Con- 
gregational Church of Omaha, Neb., from Sept. 25, 1898, to 
February 1907. He then became general secretary of the 
Congregational Home Missionary Society with his residence 



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in New York City, continuing such until his death, by acci- 
dental drowning at Martha's Vineyard, Mass., in the 6ist year 
of his age. He was buried in the Edgell Grove Cemetery of 
Framingham, Mass, He received the honorary degree of D.D. 
from Tabor College in 1900. 

He was married Oct. 4, 1887, in Chicago, 111., to Mary 
Woodbridge, who with two sons and three daughters survives 
him. 

BICHAUD CECIL HUGHES, D.D., 
Son of the Rev. Thomas Edgar and Myra (Cross) Hughes, 
was born Feb. 14, 1861, in Springdale, Ohio. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of La 
Grange, Ind., at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the La Grange High School and in the Pre- 
paratory Department of Wooster College, and he graduated 
from Wooster in 1884. He entered the Seminary at Princeton 
in the fall of the same year, remaining one year. He completed 
his theological course in McCormick Seminary from which 
he graduated in 1887. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Wooster, May 11, 1886, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Council Bluffs, May 15, 1887, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the church at Sidney, Iowa, and was released from 
this charge Sept. 2, 1891. He also served during this time as 
stated supply of the church at Anderson, Iowa. He became 
acting president and professor of psychology of Tabor College, 
Iowa, in 1891, and was made president in 1897. He served this 
institution until 1901. He was president of Ripon College from 
1901 to 1909. He was secretary for university work of the 
Presbyterian General Board of Education from 1909 until his 
death Oct. 9, 1920, in the Columbus Hospital of Chicago, of a 
blood clot on the brain, in the 60th year of his age. He was 
buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery of Madison, Wis. He re- 



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ceived the honorary degree of D.D. from Wooster College 
in 1900. 

He was married May 13, 1886, in Grafton, W. Va., to Caro- 
line Porter Wilson, who with one son and four daughters sur- 
vives him. 

JACOB EDWAES MALLMANN, 

Son of Jacob and Maria Dorothea Carolina (Lehnert) Mall- 
mann, was born Sept. 29, 1858, in Brooklyn, N. Y. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian 
Church of Brooklyn at the age of sixteen. His early studies 
were pursued in Brooklyn. He was prepared for this theo- 
logical course in the School for Christian Workers of Spring- 
field, Mass., and also studied privately with the Rev. Dr. 
Chapin of Springfield. He entered the Seminary at Princeton 
in 1886, taking the full three years' course there and graduat- 
ing in 1889. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Brooklyn 
April 16, 1888, and ordained by the same Presbytery, Oct. 23, 
1889. He was stated supply of the Olivet Chapel, Brooklyn, 
from 1888 to 1890; pastor of the church at Newtown, N. Y., 
from May 8, 1890, to Oct. 22, 1895, and pastor of the church 
at Shelter Island, N. Y., from Jan. 21, 1896, to April 15, 1919. 
After this he resided in Riverhead, L. I., until his death there 
March 19, 1921, of heart disease, in the 63rd year of his age. 
He was buried in the cemetery at Shelter Island. He was at 
one time moderator of the Presbytery of Nassau and several 
times a commissioner to the Synod of New York and commis- 
sioner to the General Assembly in 1901. He was a life mem- 
ber of the American Sunday School Union and also the Ameri- 
can Bible Society and was an executive officer of the Long Is- 
land Bible Society. He published : A Historical Sermon of 
the First Presbyterian Church of Newtown, N. Y., 1895; His- 
torical Papers on Shelter Island and its Presbyterian Church, 



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1899, and The Fanning Ancestry in America of Caroline (Hud- 
son) Young and Family, 1906. 

He was married April ii, 1878, in Brooklyn, N. Y., to Han- 
nah Matilda Robinson, who with two daughters survives him. 

WILLIAM JESSUP, D.D., 
Son of the Rev, Dr. Henry Harris and Caroline (Bush) Jes- 
sup, was born April 26, 1862, in Beirut, Syria. He made a pub- 
lic confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Mont- 
rose, Pa., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Albany Boys' Academy and he graduated from 
Princeton University in 1886. He then engaged in teaching for 
a year. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1887, 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 the day following. He reached 
Beirut, Syria, as a foreign missionary Nov. 28, 1890. He was 
stationed at Zahleh from 1891 to 1915 and after this was pro- 
fessor of Theology in the Seminary at Beirut and secretary of 
the Mission until his death. He came to this country on fur- 
loughs in 1899, 1908, 1913 and 1919. He died Dec. 12, 1920, 
in Beirut of acute bronchitis, in the 59th year of his age. He 
was buried at Beirut. He was at one time moderator of the 
Presbytery of Lebanon. He received the honorary degree of 
D.D. from Temple University in 1917, and was one of the 
charter members of the Student Volunteer Movement. 

He was twice married: (i) Oct. 15, 1890, in Brooklyn, 
N. Y., to Faith Jadwin, who died Aug. 18, 191 1; (2) Nov. 
14, 191 3, in Yonkers, N. Y., to Kate Prime, who with four 
daughters by his first wife and one by his second survives him. 

ROBEUT WILLIAM BLAKE, 
Son of Robert and Emily (Dayton) Blake, was bom May 21, 
1864, in Decorah, la. He made a public confession of his 



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faith in the Reformed Church of America at the age of eigh- 
teen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the high school 
of Newark, N. J., and under private instruction. He entered 
the University of the City of New York in 1883, remaining 
one year and then went to Princeton University, from which 
he graduated in 1887. He then spent a year in study as Clas- 
sical Fellow of Princeton University. He entered the Seminary 
at Princeton in 1888, remaining a little more than two years. 
He was licensed by the Reformed Church Classis of Bergen 
in 1891 but did not enter the ministry. He spent his life in 
teaching. He was instructor of Greek in Princeton Univer- 
sity from 1890 to 1894 and the following year was a student 
in the Universities of Leipzig and Erlangen, Germany. He 
was professor of Latin in Washington and Jefferson College 
from 1896 to 1899, and professor of Latin in Lehigh University 
from 1899 U"til his death, Jan. 27, 192 1, in South Bethlehem, 
Pa., of pneumonia and meningitis, in the 57th year of his age. 
He was buried in the Laurel Hill Cemetery of Philadelphia. 
He was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. He edited 
the Hellenica of Xenophon, Books i and 2, in 1894. 

He was married June 6, 1894, in Philadelphia, to Emma 
Alter Hance, who with one son and two daughters survives 
him. 

SIDNEY SEABURY CONGEE, 
Son of Stephen Halsey and Jane Amelia (Seabury) Conger, 
was born Dec. 17, 1867, in New York City. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Central Presbyterian Church of 
Summit, N. J., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Essex Academy of Orange, N. J. He was 
not a college graduate but took special courses in Princeton 
University as well as special courses under tutors in prepara- 
tion for his Seminary studies. He was employed in the whole- 
sale dry goods commission business in New York City from 



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1883 to 1887. From 1887 to 1889 he studied under Prof. 
Baehler and Prof. Harper, while living in Summit, N. J. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1889, taking the full 
three years' course there and graduating in 1892. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Morris and Orange, April 4, 
1891, and ordained by the Presbytery of Boston, July 19, 1892, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the First Church of 
Portland, Maine, and was released April 18, 1894. He was 
pastor of the church at Wyoming, N. J., from Oct. 2, 1894, to 
Oct. 19, 1898; pastor of the First Church of Cooperstown, 
N. Y., from Jan. 17, 1899, to Nov. 7, 1910, and stated supply 
of the church in Mexico City, Mexico, from 191 1 to 1915. He 
resided in Bryn Mawr, Pa., from 1916 to 1917. He was pastor 
of the church at Balboa in the Panama Canal Zone from 1917 
to 191 8. He then engaged in Red Cross work in Aix les Bains, 
France. He died May 6, 1920, in New York City, of pneu- 
monia, in the 53rd year of his age. He was buried at Bloom- 
field, N. J, He was a member of the Board of Education of 
Cooperstown, N. Y., from 1906 to 1910. 

He was married Oct. 20, 1892, in Summit, N. J., to Augusta 
Evelyn Jennings, who with one son and two daughters sur- 
vives him. 

JACOB POPPEN, Ph.D., 

Son of Jan and Tryntje (Mulder) Poppen, was born April 17, 
1858, in Drenthe, Mich. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Christian Reformed Church at the age of twenty- 
seven. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Prepara- 
tory Department of Hope College, and he graduated from 
Kalamazoo College in 1882. He also completed his academic 
course in Hope College. He taught Modern Languages in 
Kalamazoo College from 1882 to 1883 and then for two years 
engaged in teaching in Nebraska. From 1885 to 1890 he was 
engaged in mercantile life in Kansas. He entered the Chris- 



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tian Reformed Seminary at Grand Rapids in 1890, remaining 
one year. He then came to Princeton Seminary, completing 
his course there and graduating in 1893. He was Hcensed by 
the Curators of the Grand Rapids Theological Seminary in 
1891 and ordained by the Reformed Classis of Holland, Jan. 
17, 1894, being at the same time installed pastor of the Re- 
formed Church at Jamestown, Mich., and was released Aug. 
24, 1895. He supplied the Presbyterian church at Leonia, 
N. J., from August 1895 to January 1896. At this time he 
went to Japan and was professor of Old Testament Literature 
and Exegesis in the Meiji Gakuin in Tokio from March 1896 to 
September 1897, when ill health compelled him to relinquish his 
work. He was pastor of the Reformed church of East Overi- 
sel, Mich., from Dec. i, 1898, to May 20, 1902, and pastor of the 
Reformed church of Wortendyke, N. J., from 1902 to 1908. He 
was principal of the Cordell Academy, Oklahoma, from 1908 
to 1910 ; pastor of the Centerville Reformed Church at Athema, 
N. J., from 191 1 to 1914, and pastor of the Reformed church 
of East Overisel, Mich., from 1915 to 1917. Again ill health 
compelled him to stop work. He resided in Boyden, la., after 
this and in Fairview, S. D., from 1919 until his death there, 
March 5, 1920, of heart failure, in the 62nd year of his age. 
He was buried at Sioux Center, la. He received the degree 
of Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1896. He published 
several pamphlets and magazine articles in the Christian Intelli- 
gencer and other papers. 

He was married Feb. 26, 1890, in Drenthe, Mich., to Anna 
Van Zwaluwenburg, who with one son and two daughters 
survives him. 

WILLIAM JAMES ROWAN, Ph.D., 
Son of Archibald and Violet (Gardiner) Rowan, was born 
Feb. 18, 1864, in Philadelphia, Pa. He made a pubHc confes- 



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sion of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of Ches- 
ter, Pa., at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the pubHc schools of Chester, and he graduated 
from Lafayette College 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 Chester, May 11, 1893, and ordained by 
the Presbytery of Baltimore, June 22, 1894, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the Broadway Church of Baltimore 
and was released from this charge July 17, 1899. He was 
pastor of the First Church of Newark, Del., from Oct. 25, 
1899, until his death. During this pastorate he was instructor 
in Rhetoric and Oratory in the Delaware College from 1902 
until his death. He died May 28, 1920, in Newark, Del., of 
apoplexy, in the 57th year of his age. He was buried at New- 
ark. He received the degree of Ph.D. from New Windsor Col- 
lege, Maryland, in 1896. He published: Julian the Apostate, 
1900; Forming the Nicene Creed, 1901 ; John Huss, 1901 ; 
Benedict Arnold, 1902; Commodore Paul Jones, 1903; Com- 
modore Stephen Decatur, 1904, and Alexander the Great, 
1907. 

He was married June i, 1899, i" Hillsville, Va., to Mary Lee 
Johnson, who with two sons and one daughter survives him. 

ARCHIBALD MC CULLAQH, JB., 

Son of the Rev. Dr. Archibald and Ella Steen (Kerr) McCul- 
lagh, was born Sept. 30, 1873, in Philadelphia, Pa. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the Ross Street Presby- 
terian Church of Brooklyn, N. Y., at the age of fourteen. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in the Brooklyn Polytech- 
nic Institute, and he graduated from the University of Penn- 
sylvania in 1892, remaining one year as a graduate student. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1893, taking the 



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full three years' course there, and graduating in 1896. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Brooklyn, April 15, 1895, but 
did not enter the ministry. His license was recalled Feb. 6, 
1899. From 1896 to 1899 he engaged in travel in the United 
States and Europe. He engaged in business as a banker and 
broker in New York City from 1899 to 1904 and travelled in 
the West Indies and elsewhere from 1904 to 1906. He was 
superintendent of schools in Bayamon, Rio Grande, Porto Rico, 
from 1906 until his health began to fail, when he resigned. He 
died Sept. 11, 191 1, in New York City, of cirrhosis of the 
liver, in the 38th year of his age. He was buried in the Hope 
Cemetery of Worcester, Mass. 

He was married June 8, 1898, in Brooklyn, N. Y., to Mar- 
garet Addison James, who survives him. 

JOHN THOMAS WBSTBROOK TILLAR, 

Son of Stephen Olin and Fannie (Harrell) Tillar, was born 
Sept. 26, 1872, in Selma, Ark. He graduated from Hendrix 
College in 1891. He entered the Lebanon Theological Semi- 
nary in 1893, remaining one year. He entered the Seminary 
at Princeton in 1894, as a middler, remaining one year. He 
was licensed by the Cumberland Presbytery of Bartholomew, 
July 22, 1895, and ordained by the same, Nov. 4, 1898. His 
places of residence and work were : Hyde School House, near 
Tillar, Ark. ; New Hope, near McGhee, Ark. ; Rose Hill and 
Spring Hill, near Monticello, Ark. ; Center, near Rison, Ark. ; 
and Watson Chapel, Ark. He died Oct. 8, 1900, at Tillar, 
Ark., in the 29th year of his age. He was buried at Selma, 
Ark. He was unmarried. 

HOMEB WILLIAM HABEIS, 

Son of William Henry and Mary (Otis) Harris, was born Nov. 
17, 1870, in Canaseraga, N. Y. He made a public confession 



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of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Canaseraga at the 
age of twenty. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
High School of Canaseraga, and he graduated from Lake 
Forest College in 1894. He entered the Seminary at Princeton 
in the fall of the same year, remaining less than a year. He 
was obliged to give up his intention of entering the ministry on 
account of his voice, and took up teaching as his life work. 
He was principal of the Rome Free Academy, New York, from 
1901 until his death. He died Aug. 9, 1918, in Rome, N. Y., of 
appendicitis in the 48th year of his age. He was buried at 
Canaseraga, N. Y. 

He was married July 6, 1896, in Canaseraga, N. Y., to Caro- 
line L. Dyer, who survives him. 

JESSE heinhaut zeigleu, d.d., 

Son of Henry Harrison and Elizabeth (Mason) Zeigler, was 
born March 6, 1877, in Mercer, Pa. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Mercer 
at the age of thirteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
Grove City, Pa., and he graduated from Grove City College 
in 1894. In 1895 he entered Princeton University as a senior. 
Graduating in 1896. He then engaged in teaching for a year 
in the High School of Mercer, Pa. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1897, he took the full three years' course there, 
graduating in 1900. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Lackawanna, May 23, 1900, and ordained by the same Presby- 
tery, June 19, 1900, being at the same time installed pastor of 
the Stella Church of Maltby, Pa., from which he was released 
Feb. 3, 1902. He was pastor of the Great Island Church, 
Lock Haven, Pa., from May 2, 1902, to Feb. 15, 1906. He 
supplied the American Church in Frankfort, Germany, from 
March to December 1906. He was a student in the United 
Free Church College of Glasgow from January to March 1907. 



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He was pastor of the First Church of Frankfort, Ky., from 
June 21, 1907, to Dec. 20, 191 5; pastor of the First Church of 
Indiana, Pa., from Oct. 11, 1915, to March i, 1918, and pastor 
of the Hyde Park Church, Chicago, from April 7, 1918, until 
his death, Dec. 2T,, 1920, in St. Luke's Hospital, Chicago, of 
erysipelas, in the 44th year of his age. He was buried in the 
Oakwood Cemetery of Chicago. He received the honorary 
degree of D.D. from Grove City College in 1914. 

He was married Feb. 20, 1906, in Lock Haven, Pa., to Char- 
lotte Calvert Evans, who with one son and two daughters 
survives him. 

WESLEY CORWIN BREWER, 

Son of Cornelius David and Susan Jane (Smock) Brewer, 
was born Jan. 17, 1879, in Vinton, la. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Vin- 
ton at the age of twelve. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the high school of Vinton and he graduated from Coe 
College in 1900. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall 
of the same year, he took the full three years' course there, 
graduating in 1903. Receiving the Green Fellowship in Hebrew 
he spent the next year in study in Berlin and Leipzig. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Cedar Rapids, June 12, 1902, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Des Moines, Nov. 29, 1904. 
He was stated supply of the First Church of Colfax, la., from 
November 1904 to July 1905, and stated supply of the church at 
Stillwater, Okla., from November 1905 until installed its pas- 
tor Oct. 31, 1906, and was released from this charge in 191 1. 
He was in charge of the Language Department of the Fair- 
mount Congregational College, Wichita, Kans., from 191 1 to 
1912. He was stated supply of the First Church of Douglas, 
Ariz., from April 1912 until installed its pastor the following 
year and continued such until his death Aug. 26, 1920, in 



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Douglas, of a hemorrhage, in the 42nd year of his age. He 
was buried in the Calvary Cemetery of Douglas, Ariz. 

He was married Dec. 28, 1904, in Atchison, Kans., to Ethel 
Dever, who survives him. 

LORIN ANDREW HANDLEY, 

Son of Josiah Handy and Nancy Jane (Carmine) Handley, 
was born Feb. 12, 1881, in Franklin, Ind. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Hopewell, 
Ind., at the age of twelve. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the public schools of Johnson County, Indiana, and he 
graduated from Hanover College in 1902. Entering the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full 
three years' course there, graduating in 1905. During his 
Seminary course he was a graduate student in Princeton Uni- 
versity and received the degree of A.M. in 1904. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Indianapolis, May 15, 1905, and 
ordained an evangelist by the same Presbytery, May 22, 1905. 
He was professor of Mental and Moral Science in Emporia Col- 
lege from September 1905 to June 1907, and professor of the 
Bible and Philosophy in Occidental College from 1907 to 1910. 
After this he resided in Los Angeles, Calif., until his death 
Sept. 20, 1920, in Lodi, Calif., as the result of an automobile 
accident, in the 40th year of his age. He was buried in Tro- 
pico, Calif. He was a special lecturer in the Bible Institute 
of Los Angeles and was city clerk of Los Angeles from 1910 
to 1912. He was president of the Board of Public Works of 
Los Angeles from 19 12 to 1920 and State Prohibition Director 
from July 1920 until his death. 

He was married July 12, 1905, in Mt. Carmel, 111., to Eliza- 
beth Jane Baldridge, who with three sons and one daughter 
survives him. 



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EDQEETON SAMUEL CASEY, 

Son of Robert and Mary (Parks) Carey, was born April 7, 
1874, in Mt. Pleasant, Dundalk, Ireland. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the United Presbyterian church of 
West Hebron, N. Y., at the age of seventeen. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued in Mt. Hermon, Mass., and he grad- 
uated from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., in 1900. 
He spent the year 1900-01 in the Theological Department of 
Knox College, Toronto, and was a student in the Assembly's 
College, Belfast, Ireland, 1902-03. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton as a senior in 1905, graduating in 1906. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, May 14, 1906, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Winona, Oct. 9, 1906, being 
at the same time installed pastor of the church at Blooming 
Prairie, Minn., from which he was released in 1909. He was 
pastor of the church at Hayfield, Minn., and stated supply of 
the church at Ashland, Minn., from 1909 to 1916; pastor of 
the churches at Onslow and Bethel, la., from 1916 to 1919, 
and then took up his residence in Hayfield, Minn., until his 
death there May 8, 1920, of a tumor on the brain, in the 47th 
year of his age. He was buried at Hayfield. 

He was married June 23, 1910, in Hayfield, Minn., to Nellie 
M. Daggett, who with two sons and two daughters survives 
him. 

JOHN MACLA7 DIEHL, 
Son of James Frederick and Arabella Erwin (Pomeroy) 
Diehl, was born Dec. 26, 1880, in Cashtown, Pa. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Methodist Episcopal 
church of Cashtown at the age of thirteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Steven's Hall Preparatory School 
of Gettysburg, Pa., and he graduated from the Pennsylvania 
College, Gettysburg, in 1904. He entered the Lutheran Theo- 



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logical Seminary at Gettysburg in 1904, remaining one year. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1905, taking the full 
three years' course there and graduating in 1908. He was 
licensed and ordained by the Presbytery of Carlisle, April 14, 
1908. He was stated supply of the First Church of Belfield, 
N. D., 1908-09, pastor of the churches of McConnellsburg 
and Greenhill, Pa,, from June 11, 1909, to June 16, 1913; pas- 
tor of the Robert Kennedy Memorial Church, Greencastle, 
Pa., from July 24, 1913, to Feb. 18, 1919, and pastor of the 
Second Church of East Liverpool, Ohio, from that time until 
his death, March 30, 192 1, in East Liverpool, of typhoid fever, 
in the 41st year of his age. He was buried at Shakopee, Minn. 
He was married Sept. 16, 1909, in Shakopee, Minn., to 
Jennette Pond, who with one son and one daughter survives 
him. 

EARL RAYMOND YEATTS, 
Son of Charles Wilson and Emma Catharine (Glatfelter) 
Yeatts, was born Feb. 22, 1894, in York, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Third United Brethren Church 
of York at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the York High School and he graduated from 
Ursinus College in 1916. Entering the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three years' 
course there, graduating in 1919. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Westminster, April 9, 1919, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Champlain, Sept. 25, 1919, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the church at Burke, N. Y., and con- 
tinued in this charge until his death, Dec. 11, 1920, in Burke, 
of a tumor on the brain, in the 27th year of his age. He was 
buried at York, Pa. 

He was married May 28, 1919, in York, Pa., to Esther Marie 
Lehr, who survives him. 



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RAY APPLETON SELLMAN, 
Son of Edwin M. and Emma (Duncan) Sellman, was bom 
July 20, 1889, at South Lyon, Mich. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the South Lyon Presbyterian church at 
the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Houghton Seminar}', New York, and he graduated from 
the University of Michigan in 1913. He then engaged in teach- 
ing for one year. He was licensed to preach by the Michigan 
Conference of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Grand 
Rapids, Mich., in 1914. He was pastor of the Wesleyan 
Methodist Church of Grand Rapids, Mich., from August, 
1914, to August, 1920. He entered the Seminary at Princeton 
in September 1920 and died while a student there, March 13, 
1 92 1, in the University Infirmary, of pneumonia, in the 32nd 
year of his age. He was buried at South Lyon, Mich. 

He was married June 25, 1914, in Brighton, Mich., to Edna 
May Smith, who with one son and one daughter survives him. 



PARTIAL STUDENT 

HENEY HAMMOND PINCKNEY, 

Son of Joseph Daniel and Priscilla Owens (Hammond) Pinck- 
ney, was born Jan. 11, i860, in Charleston, S. C. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Emanuel A, M. E. Church 
of Charleston at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Avery Normal Institute of Charleston, and 
he was a student in the South Carolina University for two and 
one half years. He was licensed by the Quarterly Conference 
of the A. M. E. Church in Charleston, S. C, in January 1884, 
and was ordained an elder by Bishop A. W. Wayman at the 
session of the New Jersey Conference of the A. M. E. Church, 



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April 24, 1887. He was pastor of the A. M. E. church, 
Rahway, N. J., 1887-90; of the A. M. E. church in Jersey City, 
1890-92; of the A. M. E. church. Snow Hill, N. J., 1892-94; 
of the A. M. E. church, Gouldtown, N. J., 1894-96; of the 
A. M, E. church, Burlington, N. J., 1896-98, and of the A. M, E. 
church, Bordentown, N. J., 1898-99. He then became a 
student in the Reformed Episcopal Seminary in Philadelphia 
for fifteen months. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
1899 as a partial student, remaining two years. While a stu- 
dent at Princeton he was pastor of the A. M. E. church of 
Princeton. He was presiding elder of the Trenton District of 
the A. M. E. Church from 1901 to 1905. He was assistant 
editor of the Christian Recorder from 1900 to 1906, and pre- 
siding elder of the Newark District of the A. M. E. Church, 
1905-07, and presiding elder of the New York Conference of 
the A. M. E. Church in 1907. During the later years of his 
life he resided in Camden, N. J., and suppHed the A. M. E. 
church in Salem, N. J., for some years until his death, April 
2, 1920, in Camden, N. J., of a complication of diseases, in the 
61 St year of his age. He was buried in the Mount Peace 
Cemetery of Camden, N. J. He was three times a delegate to 
the Quadrennial General Conference of the A. M. E. Church. 
He was married Sept. 23, 1883, in Charleston, S. C, to Har- 
riet Ann Generette, who died March 11, 1895. 



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GRADUATE STUDENTS 

JOHN HEA, 

Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Jane (McKee) Rea, was born 
Dec. 31, 1843, ^^ Pittsburgh, Pa. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith at the age of fourteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Western University of Pennsyl- 
vania, and he graduated from Jefferson College in 1865. He 
entered the Western Theological Seminary the same year, 
graduating in 1868. He then entered the Seminary at Princeton 
as a graduate student, remaining one year. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Pittsburgh in April 1868, and ordained by 
the Presbytery of Chester, May 6, 1869. He was pastor of 
the church at Downingtown, Pa., 1869-72; labored as a home 
missionary at Port Townsend, Wash., 1872-78, and at Oak- 
land, Calif., 1878-80. He served the church of Watson ville, 
Calif., as pastor-elect from 1880 to 1883. He was assistant 
to the pastor of the Congregational church of Oakland, Calif., 
from 1883 to 1891 ; he served the First Presbyterian Church of 
San Francisco, Calif., from October 1891 to June 1893 ; the 
First Congregational Church of San Francisco from June 1893 
to June 1894; the First Presbyterian Church of Sausalito, 
Calif., and the Congregational church of Mill Valley, for a 
short time, having founded the latter church, and the First 
Presbyterian Church of Oakland, Calif., from 1896 to 1897, 
when he retired from the active work of the ministry. He 
died July 5, 1920, at Mill Valley, Calif., of heart trouble, in 
the 77th year of his age. He was buried at Oakland, Calif. 
He was married May 6, 1877, in Oakland, Calif., to Cathar- 



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ine Pauline Ford, who with one son and two daughters sur- 
vives him. 



nOBEET BEOWN MC ALPINE, 

Son of AureHus Emmons and Harriet Newell (Brown) Mc- 
Alpine, was born Jan. 25, 1848, in Coosa County, Alabama. 
He made a public confession of his faith at the age of eighteen. 
He graduated from Davidson College, North Carolina, in 1870. 
He entered the Columbia Theological Seminary, Columbia, 
S. C, in 1870, graduating in 1873. ^^ was a student in the 
University of Virginia from 1874 to 1876. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Concord in 1873, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of South Alabama, May 12, 1877. He was stated 
supply of the churches at Uniontown and Dayton, Ala., from 
1876 until installed their pastor in 1877, being released in 
1879. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1879 ^s a 
graduate student, remaining one year. He served the church 
in Goldsboro, N. C, as pastor-elect from 1880 to 1882. He 
was pastor of the church at Columbus, Miss., 1882-87, and 
stated supply of the churches at Livingston and Boligee, Ala., 
from 1888 to 1889. He was professor of Theology in the 
Stillman Institute of Tuscaloosa, Ala., from 1889 to 1898; 
pastor of the church at Gadsden, Ala., 1899-1903; of the 
church in East Tuscaloosa, Ala., 1904-08; of the Second 
Church of East Tuscaloosa, 1908-10, and stated supply of the 
Second Church of Bethel and of the Northport church, Ala- 
bama, 1911-13. After this he resided in Tuscaloosa, Ala., 
serving several churches in the neighborhood occasionally and 
died July 5, 1920, in Tuscaloosa, in the 73rd year of his age. 
He was buried at Tuscaloosa, Ala. He was at one time a trus- 
tee of Davidson College. 

He was married June 2, 1880, in Selma, Ala., to Mary Elvira 
Craig, who with one son and three daughters survives him. 



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SAMUEL ALBERT MARTIN., L.D., 

Son of William and Mary Ann Watson (Houston) Martin, 
was bom Nov. i, 1853, in Canonsburg, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Chartiers United Presbyterian 
Church of Canonsburg at the age of eighteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Canonsburg Academy, and he 
graduated from the Scientific Department of Westminster Col- 
lege, Pennsylvania, in 1872, and later from Lafayette College 
in 1877, receiving the Phi Beta Kappa key. Because of his 
having graduated from Westminster College his course in 
Lafayette was shortened, enabling him to enter the Western 
Theological Seminary in 1876, and he remained there one year. 
He then spent a year in the New College of the Free Church 
in Edinburgh, Scotland. He took his senior year in the 
Western Theological Seminary, graduating in 1879. He en- 
tered the Seminary at Princeton in the same year as a graduate 
student, remaining one year. He was licensed by the Presby- 
tery of Pittsburgh, May 7, 1878, and ordained by the Presby- 
tery of Westminster, Jan. 9, 1882. He was stated supply of the 
church at Woodberry, Md., 1880-81, and pastor of Christ 
Church, Lebanon, Pa., from Jan. 9, 1882 to April 15, 1885. 
He was professor of Sacred Rhetoric in Lincoln University 
from 1885 to 1895. He was President of Wilson Female Col- 
lege, Pennsylvania, from 1895 to 1903; acting professor of 
Homiletics in Princeton Theological Seminary, 1902-03 ; 
president of the Pennsylvania College for Women at Pitts- 
burgh, Pa., from 1903 to 1906; principal of the State Normal 
School at Shippensburg, Pa., from 1907 to 1913, and professor 
of Philosophy in Lafayette College from 1913 until his death, 
March 26, 192 1, in Easton, Pa., of arterio-sclerosis, in the 
68th year of his age. He was buried at Canonsburg, Pa. He 
received the honorary degree of D.D. from Lafayette College 
in 1892. He published: The Man of Uz, 1891 ; Our Inheri- 



192 1 ] NECROLOCrCAL REPORT 143 

tance of Sacred Song, 1892 ; The Oracles of God, 1916 ; Phi- 
losophy of Conduct, 1917, as well as numerous articles in the 
magazines. 

He was twice married: (i) Feb. 24, 1881, in Easton, Pa., 
to Kate Kunkel Porter, who died March 19, 1899; (2) Dec. 
19, 1900, in Kirkwood, Mo., to Mary Augusta Ricker, who 
with two sons and two daughters survives him. 

WILLIAM ROBERTSON DE VILLIERS, 
Son of the Rev. Pieter Jan Albertus and Katharina Anna 
(Wege) de Villiers, was born Oct. 8, 1887, in Petrusville, 
South Africa. He made a public confession of his faith in the 
Dutch Reformed church of Stellenbosch, South Africa, at the 
age of twenty-four. He graduated from Victoria College of 
Stellenbosch, in 1908. He spent the following four years in 
teaching. He entered the Stellenbosch Seminary in 1912, 
graduating in 1915. He came to Princeton Seminary in the 
latter year as a graduate student, remaining one year. He was 
ordained in July 1917, and was pastor of the Reformed church 
at Maclean, C. P., South Africa, from the date of his ordina- 
tion until his death, September 18, 1919, in Maclean, in the 
32nd year of his age. His wife and one daughter survive him. 

BENJAMIN POST, 

Son of Cornelius and Cornelia (Vinkemulder) Post, was born 
Feb. 16, 1890, in Allendale, Mich. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in Allendale and he graduated from Calvin Col- 
lege, Grand Rapids, Mich., in 191 5. He took his theological 
course in the Theological School and Calvin College from 
which he graduated in 1918. He then entered the Seminary 
at Princeton as a graduate student, remaining one year. He 
was licensed by the Curatorium of Grand Rapids of the 
Christian Reformed Church, June 6, 191 6, and ordained by 



144 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [l92I 

the Classis of East Friesland of the Reformed Church, Sept. 
9, 1919, being at the same time installed pastor of the Reformed 
church of Wright, Iowa, continuing in this relation until his 
death, Nov. 26, 1920, in Wright, of erysipelas, in the 31st year 
of his age. He was buried at Allendale, Mich. 

He was married June 24, 1919, in Edgerton, Minn., to Anna 
Masselink, who with one daughter survives him. 



INDEX 

PAGE 

Backus, Clarence Walworth 105 

Bancroft, William Henry 121 

Bean, William Smith 103 

Blake, Robert William 127 

Blauvelt, Cornelius Ryckman 91 

BoYCE, Lester Smith 123 

Brewer, Wesley Corwin 134 

Brittain, Theron 85 

Carey, Edgerton Samuel 136 

Carter, Clark 92 

Collier, Edward Augustus 81 

Conger, Arthur Bloomfield 115 

Conger, Sidney Seabury 128 

CuMMiNG, Robert 96 

De Villiers, William Robertson 143 

Diehl, John Maclay 136 

Douglas, James Moffat 93 

Elliott, John Calvin 87 

Frazer, James no 

Frothingham, James "jj 

George, Benjamin Young 86 

Gerrior, John Paul 122 

Ghormley, David Owen 117 

Handley, Lorin Andrew 135 

Harris, Homer William 132 

Hepburn, Andrew Dousa 79 

Herring, Hubert Clinton 124 

Hillhouse, James Steele 119 

Hughes, Richard Cecil 125 

Jessup, William 127 

Joss, Augustus Adolphus 88 

KoLB, John Benjamin 120 

Krebs, Adolph 112 

Laws, Samuel Spahr 76 



146 INDEX 

McAlpin, Robert Brown 141 

McCahan, John Moore 115 

McCaslin, David Rhinehart iii 

McClure, Alexander Doak 1 16 

McCuLLAGH, Archibald, Jr 131 

McIlvaine, James Hall 107 

McLaren, Donald 80 

MacMartin, Malcolm loi 

Mallmann, Jacob Edward 126 

Martin. Samuel Albert 142 

Merrill, James Griswold 89 

Moffat, David William 83 

Nichols, Walter Smith 94 

Page, William Williamson 98 

PiERSON, William Henry 95 

PiNCKNEY, Henry Hammond 138 

PoppEN, Jacob 129 

Post, Benjamin I43 

Rea, John 140 

Remick, Ninian Beall 99 

Robbins, Edward Hyde 102 

Roberts, William Henry 108 

Rowan, William James 130 

Sanson, John Ruthven 97 

Seiler, Galen Wilkins 100 

Sellman, Ray Appleton 138 

Smick, William Adams no 

Spooner, Edward Horace 84 

Strong, Robert 82 

Tillar, John Thomas Westbrook 132 

Todd, Thomas S. Naylor 118 

VanCleve, Robert Stansbury 90 

Warfield, Benjamin Breckinridge 74 

Winters, David 104 

Workman, David R 114 

Yeatts, Earl Raymond I37 

Zeigler, Jesse Reinhart I33 



NECROLOGICAL REPORT 



PRESENTED TO THE 



ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 



OF 



PRINCETON IHEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 



AT ITS ANNUAL MEETING 



May 9th, 1922 



By the Editor 



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



148 [1922 



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 1922-1923 

Rev. Henry B. Master, D.D., '98, President. 

Rev. Stuart N. Hutchison, D.D., '03, Vice-President. 

Rev. Robert M. Russell, '15, Secretary. 

Rev. Prof. Charles R. Erdman. D.D., '91, Treasurer. 

Rev. Lee W. Beattie, D.D., '9>2„ ] {Additional Members 

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

Rev. Robert Robinson, '03, I \Executn>e Committee. 



1922] NECROLOGICAL REPORT . I49 



ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

OF 
PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 



Princeton, N. J., May 9, 1922. 

The Alumni Association met for luncheon in Stuart Hall at 
12 130 P.M., with the President, the Reverend Professor M. W. 
Jacobus, D.D., LL.D., '81, in the chair. A blessing was asked 
by the Rev. John H. Morron, D.D., of the Class of '62. 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. Henry B. Master, D.D., '98 
Vice-President — Rev. Stuart Nye Hutchison, D.D., '03 
Secretary — Rev. Robert M. Russell, Jr., '15 
Treasurer — Rev. Charles R. Erdman, D.D., '91 

Additional members of the Executive Committee — Rev. Lee 
Wm. Beattie, D.D., of the Class of '83 ; T. H. P. Sailer, Ph.D., 
of the Class of '93 ; Rev. Robert Robinson, of the Class of '03. 

The Rev. Wm. Brenton Greene, Jr., D.D., '80, offered the 
report of the Treasurer, which was accepted. 



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The Rev. J. Ross Stevenson, D.D., LL.D., President of the 
Seminary, addressed the Association. 

The Rev. Wm. T. Elsing, D.D., '82, made a memorial tribute 
to the Rev. A. W. Halsey, D.D., of the Class of 'S2. 

The Rev. Professor M. W. Jacobus, D.D., introduced the 
topic of discussion, "The Ministry and the Problem of Modern 
Education." 

The Rev. Harold M. Robinson, D.D., '04. made the opening 
address on this subject. 

Dean Andrew F. West, LL.D., followed with an address on 
the same subject. 

The Rev. John Carruthers, of the Class of '17, spoke about 
the Religious Education in Lafayette College. 

The Rev. John H. Morron, D.D., '62, spoke in behalf of 
the sixty year class. 

The benediction was pronounced by the Rev. Henry B. 
Master, D.D. 

The meeting adjourned. 

Robert M. Russell, Jr., 

Secretary. 



1922] NECROLOGICAL REPORT I5I 



ABSTRACT OF THE 

Necrological Report 

The Report for the year ending March 31, 1922, contains notices of 
tifty-four former students of the Seminary. Nine of these died in 
previous j'ears, but the fact of their death did not come to the atten- 
tion of the Editor in time for an earHer Report. 

Of the fifty-four the oldest was the Rev. James S. Simonton of the 
class of 1857, vi^ho died at the age of ninety-two years and nine months. 
Eleven others had passed their eightieth year, six their seventieth and 
twenty-one their sixtieth. The youngest died at the age of thirty years 
and eleven months. The average age of the fifty-four was sixty-five 
years, two months and nineteen days. The average confessional age 
was sixteen years and two months. 

The report contains the following names: 

ALUMNI 

CLASS. 

1857. James Snodgrass Simonton 
1859. Robert Hamill Nassau, D.D. 
Isaac Matheson Patterson 

1864. Peter Haverly Brooks, D.D. 

1865. Robert Allen Davison, D.D. 
William James Day 
Benjamin Angier Dean 
Solomon Clarke McElroy 
Joseph Campbell Wyckoff 

1867. Henry Leutzinger 

Charles Frederick William Lippe 
John Dunlap Stokes 







died. 


Dec. 


21. 


192 1 


May 


6, 


192 1 


July 


3. 


192 1 


Feb. 


27, 


192 1 


Nov. 


7, 


I92I 


May 


20, 


192 1 


Dec. 


2, 


192 1 


April 


10, 


192 1 


Dec. 


31. 


I92I 


July 


8, 


I9I3 


May 


M. 


192 1 


May 


29- 


192 1 



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1868. John Newton Freeman, D.D. 

Joseph Milton Greene, D.D. 
1870. Augustus Elisha Curtis 
1873. David William Cassat 
1876. Abram Worman Long 

William Dayton Roberts, D.D. 

1878. James McNall Farrar, D.D. 

George Washington Gallagher, LL.D. 

1879. Joseph Kirkwood Alexander 
Daniel Wallace Gulp 
William Gould Woodbridge, D.D. 

1S80. Francis Stockton Blayney, Ph.D., D.D. 
Robert McCheyne Mateer, D.D. 

1882. Charles MacQueen Fisher, D.D. 
Abram Woodruff Halsey, D.D. 
John Thompson Kerr, D.D. 

1883. James Ballantyne, D.D. 
Samuel Green Webb, M.D. 

1884. Josiah Still 

1886. John Hardgrove Boyd, D.D. 
Rees W Edwards 

1887. Henry Mohr Landis 

1888. David Butchard Greigg, Ph.D., D.D. 
Morgan John Morgan 

James McIver Wicker 
iSgo. William Alexander Annin 
1892. Albert Lincoln Mershon 

1895. Charles Dalzell 

1896. George Dugan, D.D. 
1903. Robert Bach man, Jr. 

1905. Clarence Emmanuel Strubel 
191 1. Henry Edgar Giles 
1913. Frank Edgar Mason 

PARTIAL STUDENTS 
1887. Peter Gray Evans 

1897. John Hamilton Cowan 
1907. Edward King Hardin, D.D. 



May 


8, 


192 1 


July 


10, 


192 1 


Feb. 


ID, 


191S 


July 


7, 


1921 


Dec. 


3, 


192 1 


May 


5, 


192 1 


June 


22, 


1921 


July 


17, 


1921 


Nov. 


16, 


192 1 


Oct. 


II, 


1918 


March 


29, 


1922 


July 


9, 


1921 


Sept. 


5, 


1921 


June 


2, 


192 1 


April 


20, 


1921 


Dec. 


24, 


192 1 


Dec. 


21, ] 


921 


July 


19, 


1920 


Oct. 


8, 


1921 


Jan. 


12, 


1922 


Oct. 


10, 


1921 


Sept. 


6, 


192 1 


Nov. 


5, 


1914 
1918 


Aug. 


3, 


1921 


Feb. 


26, 


1922 


July 


15, 


1920 


Feb. 


19- 


1922 


Oct. 


14, 


192 1 


Nov. 


28, 


1921 


July 


26, 


1920 


Aug. 


16, 


192 1 


Feb. 


20, 


1922 


luly 


5, 


1 921 


Oct. 


30, 


1921 


Oct. 


16, 


1918 



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GRADUATE STUDENTS 
1860-1861. Charles MacPherson MacKeracher 
18/9-1880. James Lawrence Brownlee 
1903-1904. Stanton Olinger, Ph.D. 
1914-1915. Clarence Cooper 
Herman Heyns 
1919-1920. Frank De Roos 



Aug. 


5. 


1896 


Nov. 


5. 


192 1 


July 


24. 


192 1 


June 


18, 


I92I 


May 


8, 


192 1 


Aug. 


ID, 


I92I 



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ALUMNI 

JAMES SNODGRASS SIMONTON, 

Son of William and Martha Davis (Snodgrass) Simonton, was 
born March 20, 1829, in Dauphin County, Pa. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Derry Presbyterian Church 
of Washingtonville, Pa., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Harrisburg Academy, Pennsyl- 
vania, and he graduated from Princeton University in 1852. 
He then engaged in teaching in Louisville, Miss., and Aberdeen, 
^liss., until 1854. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the 
latter year he took the full three years' course there, graduating 
in 1857. He was never licensed or ordained. He was engaged 
as a tutor in Princeton University from 1854 to 1856 and con- 
tinued teaching in Princeton until 1858, travelling in Europe 
during the following year as a tutor. He was a professor in 
the Fernandez College, Vassouras. Brazil, S.A., from 1862 
to 1865. The next two years were spent in France and Ger- 
many in study and in travel. He was principal of a college in 
St. Paul, Minn., from 1867 to 1869 and a professor in Wash- 
ington and Jefferson College from 1869 to 1900. He was pro- 
fessor of Mathematics until 1871 and then of Modern Lan- 
guages until 1888 and of the French Language and Literature 
until 1900, when he was made professor emeritus and con- 
tinued his residence in Washington, Pa., until his death there, 
Dec. 27, 1921, of old age, in his 93rd year. He was buried at 
Washington, Pa. 

He was married Aug. 4, 1866, in Ziirich, Switzerland, to 
Jane Le Moyne, who died Sept. 3, 1917. 



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ROBERT HAMILL NASSAU, M.D., S.T.D., 

Son of the Rev. Dr. Charles Wilham and Hanna McCHntock 
(Hamill) Nassau, was born Oct ii, 1835, in Montgomery 
Square, Pa. He made a public confession of his faith in the 
Presbyterian church of Lawrenceville, N. J., at the age of six- 
teen. His preparatory studies were pursued under his father 
and in the Lawrenceville School and he spent one year in 
Lafayette College, 1849-50, entering Princeton University in 
185 1 and graduating in 1854. He then spent two years in 
teaching in the school at Lawrenceville. He entered the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in 1856, taking the full three years' course 
and graduating in 1859. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of New Brunswick, April 26, 1859, and ordained by the same 
Presbytery, April 17, 1861. He took a course in medicine in 
the University of Pennsylvania, received the doctor's degree in 
1861. His active life was spent as a missionary in Africa, in 
Corisco from 1861 to 1864 and in Benita from 1865 to 1871. 
He spent the next year on furlough in the United States. After 
this he labored in Ogove River, Africa, from 1873 to 1880 and 
spent the next year in the United States on furlough. He re- 
turned to Ogove River in 1881, remaining until 1891. From 
1891 to 1893 he was again in the United States. Returning 
to Africa he labored at Gaboon from 1893 to 1898 and spent 
the year following in the United States. From 1900 to 1902 
he labored at Batanga, Africa, and the following year in Ga- 
boon. He was in the United States during the year 1903-04. 
From 1904 to 1906 he labored again at Batanga and then re- 
turned finally to the United States. From 1907 to 1908 he 
supplied the churches at Starke, Waldo and Hawthorne, Fla. 
He resided in Germantown, Pa., from 1908 to 1910 and in 
Ambler, Pa., from 1910 until his death there, May 6, 1921, of 
pneumonia, in the 86th year of his age. He was buried in the 
cemetery at Lawrenceville, N. J. He received the honorary 



156 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [ig22 

degree of S.T.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1891. 
He was moderator of the Synod of New Jersey in 1892 and 
was seven times a commissioner to the General Assembly. He 
was stated clerk of the Presbytery of Corisco for forty years. 
He was a corresponding member of the Archaeological Society 
of the University of Pennsylvania; was a member of the Na- 
tional Geographic Society; of the American Society of Com- 
parative Religion and of the Society of the Sons of the Revolu- 
tion. He published a number of works chiefly connected with 
his work in Africa. Among these were Crowned in Palmland, 
1874; Maweds, 1881 ; Fetichism in West Africa, 1904; The 
Path She Trod, 1909; Corisco Days, 1910; Tales out of School, 
191 1 ; The Youngest King, 191 1 ; Where Animals Talk, 1912; 
In an Elephant Corral, 1912; My Ogowe, 1913; A History of 
the West Africa Mission, 1919. He also wrote grammars and 
Bible translations in the Benga and Fanwe languages, as well 
as pamphlets and articles for religious and scientific periodicals. 
Pie was twice married: (i) Sept. 17, 1862, in Corisco, West 
Africa, to Mary Cloyd Latta, who died Sept. 10, 1870; (2) 
Oct. 10, 1881, in Lakewood, N. J., to Mary Brunette Foster, 
who died Aug. 8, 1884. Two sons and one daughter survive 
him. 

ISAAC MATHESON PATTERSON, 

Son of Robert and Elizabeth (Matheson) Patterson was born 
Nov. 30, 1832, in Pictou, N.S., Canada. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Prince Street Presbyterian church 
of Pictou at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Pictou public high school and he graduated from 
Dalhousie College in 1854. He then spent one year in travel 
in Canada, the United States and Great Britain. He was a 
student in the Presbyterian College of Halifax from 1855 to 
1857 and during the same time was principal of an Academy 



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in Pugwash, N.S. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 

1857, completing his course there and graduating in 1859. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 14, 

1858, and ordained by the Presbytery of Baltimore, Oct. 10, 

1859, being at the same time installed pastor of the Deer Creek 
church, Harmony, Md. He was released from this charge 
Oct. 31, i860. He was stated supply of the Franklin Street 
Church, Baltimore, from Nov. 15, i860, to July i, 1861. In 
September of the same year he began serving the church at 
Annapolis, Md., as pastor elect and was installed pastor June 
17, 1862, being released from this charge July 31, 1866. He 
was pastor of the churches of Emittsburg and Piney Creek, 
Md., from November 1866 to July 1873 ; pastor of the churches 
of Milford and Holland, N. J., from Oct. 8, 1873, to Jan. 29, 
1889; pastor of the church at Bloomsburg, Pa., from May 15, 
1889, to Sept. 30, 1896, and stated supply of the Walnut Ave- 
nue Church (now Westminster), Trenton, N. J., from 1896 
until installed its pastor, Oct. 16, 1898. He was released from 
this charge Sept. 30, 1903, and made pastor emeritus. He con- 
tinued his residence in Trenton until his death there, July 3, 
1921, of a stomach trouble in the 89th year of his age. He 
was buried at Milford, N. J. He was chaplain of the Senate 
of Maryland from 1861 to 1866 and chaplain of the Maryland 
Constitutional Convention of 1862. 

He was married Sept. 17, 1863, in Baltimore, Md., to Fran- 
ces Graham Linton, who died Aug. 29, 1900. Two sons and 
two daughters survive him. 

PETER HAVERLY BROOKS, D.D., 

Son of Aaron Swart and Fanny (Duncan) Brooks, was born 
Dec. 16, 1837, in Glenville, N. Y. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church at Schenectady, 
N. Y., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were 



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pursued in the Schenectady Union School and with a private 
tutor. He was a student in Union College until the end of his 
junior year. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1861, 
taking the full three years' course and graduating in 1864. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Albany, May 3, 1864, 
and ordained by the same Presbytery, July 13, 1865. He sup- 
plied the church at Tom's River, N. J., from May 1864 to 
February 1865. He was pastor of the church at West Milton, 
N. Y., from July 13, 1865, to April i, 1869; of the churches 
of Knowlton and Hope, N. J., from June 7, 1869, to Oct. 4, 
1 87 1, and of the First Church of Susquehanna Depot, Pa., 
from Nov. 8, 1871, to Oct. 29, 1889. After this he was Presby- 
tcrial missionary for the Presbytery of Lackawanna, with his 
residence in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He supplied Christ's Church, 
Scranton, Pa., from 19 10 to 1920. He died Feb. 2"], 1922, in 
Wilkes-Barre, Pa., of old age, in his 85th year. He was buried 
in the Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He received 
the honorary degree of D.D. from Union College in 1897. He 
was a commisioner to the General Asembly in 1874, 1882, 1888 
and 1899, and was temporary clerk of the Assembly of 1899. 
He was temporary clerk of the Presbytery of Lackawanna 
from 1876 to 1878; its permanent clerk from 1879 to 1883 and 
its stated clerk thereafter until his death. He published The 
History of the Presbytery of Lackawanna, 1888; History of 
the First Presbyterian Church of Susquehanna Depot, Pa., 
1876; Fifty Golden Years: The Pastorate of the Rev. Nathan 
G. Parke, D.D., in Pittston, Pa., 1894, and Eden's Sunny 
Slopes, 1901. 

He was married Sept. i, 1864, in Kingston, N. J., to Kate 
Sarah Colby, who with one son and one daughter survives him. 

EOBERT ALLEN DAVISON, D.D., 
Son of James and Margaret (McCleary) Davison, was born 
March 16, 1840, in Georgetown, Pa. He made a public confes- 



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sion of his faith in "The Boatmen's Church" of St. Louis, Mo., 
at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the high school of St. Louis and he graduated from West- 
minister College, Missouri, in 1861. He then engaged in teach- 
ing for one year in the public school near St. Louis. He en- 
tered the Seminary at Princeton in 1862, taking the full three 
years' course and graduating in 1865. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Philadelphia Central, April 5, 1864, and or- 
dained by the Presbytery of Hudson, May 16, 1865, being at 
the same time installed pastor of the church at Monticello, 
N. Y., from which he was released Feb. 14, 1869. He was 
pastor of the church at Throgg's Neck, N. Y., from June 17, 
1869, to April 15, 1884; of the church at Greenbush, N. Y., 
May 14, 1884 to June 13, 1893; of the church at St. Georges, 
Del., from Oct. 30, 1893, to Sept. 11, 1900, and at Falls Church. 
Va., from Nov. 9, 1900, until Sept. 9, 1918. He continued his 
residenec in Falls Church until his death there, Nov. 7, 1921, 
in the 82nd year of his age. He was buried at Falls Church, 
Va. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from West- 
minster College, Missouri, in 1904. He was moderator of the 
Synod of Baltimore in 191 5. He published a History of the 
Presbyterian Church of St. Georges, Del., and several sermons. 
He was married March 2, 1876, in Mount Kisco, N. Y., to 
Charlotte E. Amerman, who died March 26, 1921. One daugh- 
ter survives him. 

WILLIAM JAMES DAY, 

Son of William James and Mary Charlotte (Munro) Day, was 
born Feb. 20, 1840, in Paspebiac, Canada. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the North Tenth Street Presbyterian 
Church of Philadelphia, Pa., at the age of fifteen. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in the Coleman's Presbyterian 
Institute of Philadelphia and in the Wells Academy, Goshen, 



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N. Y. He then became a student in the University of Penn- 
sylvania, leaving during the junior year. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1862, taking the full three year's 
course and graduating in 1865. He was licensed by the Presby- 
tery of Philadelphia Central, Jan. 2, 1865, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Luzerne, Sept. 21, 1865. He engaged in work 
as a home missionary in Ashley, Nanticoke, and other towns 
in Pennsylvania from July 1865 until October i, 1873, when 
he was installed pastor of the church at Ashley. He was re- 
leased from this charge Jan. 22, 1889. He was pastor of the 
First Church of Plymouth, Pa., from Jan. 23, 1889, to Sept. 
23, 1896, and of the Bennett church, Luzerne, Pa., from Feb. 
9, 1897, until his death. May 20, 1921, in Luzerne, of pneu- 
monia, in the 82nd year of his age. He was buried at Luzerne. 
He was a commissioner to the General Assembly in 1901. He 
was chaplain of the Ninth Regiment Pennsylvania National 
Guards from March 1889 to April 1897. He was a member 
of the Christian Commission and served in the 44th Pennsyl- 
vania Volunteers during the Civil War. 

He was married Aug. 28, 1865, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Mary 
Ann Henderson, who died Nov. 2, 1905. Three sons survive 
him. 

BENJAMIN ANGIER DEAN,^ 

Son of James and Keziah Stearns (Hyde) Dean, was born 
Nov. 4, 1838, in Shrewsbury, Mass. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Methodist Episcopal church at Shrews- 
bury at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., and he 
graduated from Amherst College in 1862. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year remaining 
two years. He completed his theological course in Union 
Theological Seminary, New York, graduating in 1865. He 



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then spent a year of study in Andover Theological Seminary. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia Central, 
April 4, 1864, and ordained by a Congregational Council, in 
Shrewsbury, Mass., July 20, 1866. After this he was stated 
supply of the following Congregational churches: Zumbrota, 
Minn., from December 1866 to June 1867; Monticello, Minn., 
from September 1867 to September 1869; Garnaville, Iowa, 
from September 1869 to September 1871 ; Sibley, Iowa, from 
March 1872 to April 1878; Clarksville, Neb., from April 1878 
to April 1879, and Exeter, Neb., from April 1879 to April 1883. 
He was pastor of the Congregational church of Meriden, 
N. H., from May i, 1883, to June 20, 1886; of the churches of 
Harrisonville and Nelson, Neb., from July i, 1886 to July i, 
1888, and of the church at Brentwood, N. H., from July i, 
1888, to July I, 1891 ; stated supply of the Congregational 
church of South Medford, Mass., from August 1891 to August 
1895, and of the Congregational church of Colebrook, Conn., 
from August 1895, to September 1901. He was stated supply 
of the Presbyterian church of South Wales, N. Y., from No- 
vember to April 1903 ; of the Congregational church of North 
Hyde Park, Vt., from March 1903 to March 1906; pastor of 
the Congregational church of Vershire, Vt., from 1906 to 
1908; stated supply of the Congregational church of Hartland, 
Conn., 1908-09; stated supply of the church at Center, Neb., 
1910-11 ; of the church of Hildreth, Neb., 1911-13. From this 
time he resided in Berea, Ky., until his death there, Dec. 2, 
1921, of uraemic poisoning, in the 84th year of his age. He 
was buried in Berea. He pubHshed the Outward Structure 
of the New Testament Church, 1875; Bible Temperance Ca- 
techism, 1881 ; Youth's Bible Catechism, 1882, and Annals of 
the Brentwood, N. H., Congregational Church and Parish, 
1889. 

He was twice married: (i) Sept. 2, 1867, in Woodstock, 
Conn., to Ellen Pleronia Palmer, who died Feb. 27, 1899; 



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(2) Nov. 21, 1905, in North Hyde Park, Vt., to Eloise Part- 
ridge, who with three sons and one daughter by his first wife 
and one son and two daughters by his second survives him. 

SOLOMON CLARKE McELEOY, 

Son of James and Mary (Rankin) McEh-oy, was born Oct. 
8, 1840, in St. Jolin, New Brunswick, Canada. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued in Thomasville, Conn., and he grad- 
uated from New York University in 1862. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year he took 
the full three years' course and graduated in 1865. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Nassau in 1865, and ordained 
an evangelist by the Presbytery of Luzerne, Sept. 21, 1865. 
He was stated supply of the church at Shickshinny, Pa., from 
May 1866 to December 1867 and engaged in teaching during 
this time. After this he supplied the following churches : Gar- 
den City, Minn., from December 1867 to May 1868; Blue 
Earth City, Minn., July 1868 to April 1869, and Waterford, 
N. J., 1869-70. He was pastor of the Washingtonville and 
Derry churches, Pa., from 1870 to 1871 ; stated supply of the 
Shamokin and Elysburg churches. Pa., 1872-74; pastor of the 
church at Coudersport, Pa., 1875-78; stated supply of the 
church at Bowman's Creek, Pa., 1879-84; pastor of the church 
at Bethany Centre, N. Y., from June 10, 1885, to April 10, 
1888; stated supply of the church at Denton, N. Y., 1888-89; 
stated supply of the churches at Forestport and Alder Creek, 
N. Y., 1890-92, and stated supply of the church at West Milton, 
N. Y., 1893-96. He then resided in Jonesville, N. Y. until 
his death April 10, 1921, in the Thayer Sanitorium of Ballston 
Spa, N. Y., of arterio-sclerosis, in the 8ist year of his age. He 
was buried at Jonesville, N. Y, He was the first permanent 
clerk of the Presbytery of Genesee in 1885. 

He was married in 1870 in Exchange, Pa., to Susan Craig, 
who died in 1912. One son survives him. 



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JOSEPH CAMPBELL WYCKOFP, 
Son of James and Mary (Campbell) VVyckoff, was born March 
2, 1834, in Sparta, N. J. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Presbyterian Church of Hackettstown, N, J., at 
the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
Hacikettstown under John S, Labar and he graduated from 
Princeton University in 1854. After his graduation he en- 
gaged in teaching. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
1862, remaining one and a half years. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of North River in April 1867 and ordained by 
the Presbytery of Jersey City, June 29, 1882. Before his 
ordination he engaged in teaching in Cranbury and Mt. Holly, 
N. J., in New Canaan, Conn., in Wilmington, Del., and in West 
Chester, Pa. He was principal of a school at Kingston, N. Y., 
1864-69; in Elizabeth, N. J., 1869-76, and in Paterson, N. J., 
1876-82. During a part of 1878 he supplied the Westminster 
Church of Paterson and in 1882 the church in Berlin, Md. 
He was professor of classical languages in Albany College, 
Oregon, from 1882 to 1884. In 1883 he supplied the church at 
Newport, Ore. From 1884 to 1890 he was principal of the 
New York Military Academy at Cornwall, N. Y. He engaged 
in teaching in New Haven, Conn., from 1891 to 1894 ; taught in 
a select school in Albany, Ore., from 1894 to 1900 and was 
superintendent of schools in New Canaan, Conn., from 1900 
to 191 5. He moved to Ambler, Pa., in 1920 and died there 
Dec. 31, 1921, of acute indigestion, in the 88th year of his 
age. He was buried in New Canaan, Conn. 

He was married Sept. i, 1869, in New Canaan, Conn., to 
Sarah Esther Crissey, who died Oct. 20, 1919. 

HENRY LEUTZINGER, 
Son of Jacob and Maria (Weber) Leutzinger, was born April 
2, 1831, in Nettstal, Switzerland. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of 



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Utica, N. Y., at the age of twenty-four. His preparatory stud- 
ies were pursued in the Utica Free Academy and he graduated 
from Hamihon College in 1864. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year, remaining two years. 
He was licensed hy the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 
1866, and ordained by the Presbytery of Guelph, Canada, Jan. 
2, 1867. He labored as a home missionary in Canada and then 
in Hessville and Helena, Ohio, and in Colon and Sherman, 
Mich. After this he resided in Sturgis, Mich., and later in 
Canada. He died July 8, 1913, in Moddersville, Mich., in the 
83rd year of his age. 

He was married Sept. 15, 1868, in Woolwich, Canada, to 
Caroline Gross, who with several children survives him. 

CHARLES FREDERICK WILLIAM LIPPE, 
Son of Paulus and Bertha (Reichhelm) von der Lippe, was 
born Sept. 11, 1835, "^ Maltsch, Silesia, Prussia. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the First German Presby- 
terian Church of St. Louis, Mo., at the age of twenty-eight. 
He studied in the St. Elizabeth Gymnasium, Breslau, Prussia, 
leaving after his junior year in 1852. He engaged in work as 
a piano maker from 1852 to 1855 and in travelling from 1855 
to 1858. From 1858 to 1863 he was in the United States Army. 
He spent two years, 1864-66, in the Danville Theological Semi- 
nary, Kentucky, and in the latter year came to the Seminary 
at Princeton as a senior and graduated in 1867. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Transylvania, March 28, 1866, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of St. Louis, Sept. 16, 1867. 
He was pastor of the church at Salem, Mo., from Oct. 6, 1867, 
to Aug. 31, 1875 ; pastor of the church at New Frankford. Mo., 
from August 1875 to May 1877; he labored as a colporteur 
from August 1877 to May 1878; was pastor of the German 
Church of Salem with postoffice at Sutter, 111., from 1880 to 
1884; pastor elect of the church at Burton, 111., from 1884 until 



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installed pastor the following year, being released in 1887; 
was stated supply at Riley, Kan., from 1887 to 1889; pastor 
at Mulberry, Kan., from 1889 to 1893, and pastor at Salem, 
Mo., from 1893 to 1897. He was honorably retired April 20, 
1897. He resided at Boeger's Store, Mo., 1897-99; ^^ Clay 
Centre, Kan., 1899-1900; at Hope, Mo., 1901-08; at Milton- 
ville, Kan., 1908-10; at Hope, Mo., 1910-14; at Jefferson City, 
Mo., 1914-15; at Kings, III, 1915-16; at Jefferson City, Mo., 
1916-18, and at Clay Centre, Kan., from 1918 until his death 
there May 14, 1921, in the 86th year of his age. He was buried 
in the Salem Church Cemetery at Hope, Mo. 

He was married Oct. 5, 1867, in Bay, Mo., to Sophia Char- 
lotte Louisa Kirchhoff, who died March 7, 1909. Two sons 
and three daughters survive him. 

JOHN DUNLAP STOKES, D.D., 
Son of Joseph and Ann (Wallace) Stokes, was born Sept. 17, 
1839, in Marion, Ohio. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the First Presbyterian church at Marion at the age of 
nineteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Marion 
Union School and in the Vermillion Institute of Hayesville, 
Ohio, and he graduated from Washington College, Pennsyl- 
vania, 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 
New Brunswick, April 18, 1866, and ordained by the Presby- 
tery of Long Island, May 21, 1867, being at the same time 
installed pastor of the First Church of East Hampton, L. I., 
N. Y. He was released from this, his only charge, Oct. 24, 
1909, after a service of forty-two years, and was made pastor 
emeritus. He continued his residence in East Hampton until 
his death there, May 29, 192 1, of myocarditis, in the 82nd year 
of his age. He received the honorary degree of D.D. in 1901 
from New York University. He published a History of the 



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Presbyterian Church of East Hampton, L. I., and a Memorial 
Sermon on President Garfield. He was a classical tutor for 
many private students and chairman of the Language Com- 
mittee of the Presbytery of Long Island for thirty-nine years. 
He was married June 20, 1867, in Marion, Ohio, to Mary 
Benjamin Williams, who died March 25, 191 5. One son and 
two daughters survive him. 

JOHN NEWTON FREEMAN, D.D., 
Son of the Rev. John Edgar and Mary Ann (Beach) Freeman, 
was born July 17, 1844, in Allahabad, India. He made a pub- 
lic confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church at Hack- 
ettstown, N. J., at the age of fourteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in Hackettstown, under Mr. John S. 
Labar and for one year in Elizabeth, N. J., under the Rev. 
Daniel Pierson, and he graduated from Princeton University 
in 1863. During the next two years he taught in an institution 
for deaf mutes in New York City. Entering the Seminary 
at Princeton in 1865 he took the full three years' course there, 
graduating^ in 1868. He was licensed by the Second Presby- 
tery of New York, Oct. 9, 1867, and ordained by the same 
Presbytery, May 14, 1868, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the First Church of Peekskill, N. Y., from which he 
was released Jan. 18, 1876. After this he was pastor of the 
following churches : First Church, Lockport, N. Y., from May 
16, 1876, to Nov. 29, 1881 ; Immanuel Church, Milwaukee. 
Wis., from Jan. 12, 1882, to March 10, 1889; Centre Church, 
Denver, Colo., 1889-96, and Calvary Church, Cleveland, Ohio, 
from May 2, 1897, to April 9, 1901. From 1901 to 1905 he en- 
gaged in work as an evangelist in New York City and vicinity. 
He was associate pastor of the Fourth Church, Chicago, 111., 
from 1905 to 1909. He continued his residence in Chicago 
until his death there May 8, 192 1, of pneumonia, in the 77th 
year of his age. He was buried in the Graceland Cemetery, 



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Chicago. He received the honorary degree of D.D, from 
Princeton University in 1891. 

He vvras tv^ice married: (i) June 17, 1868, in New York 
City, to Kate Benedict, who died March 10, 1870; (2) May 5, 
1872, in Chicago, 111., to Mary Helen Yoe, who with one 
daughter by his first wife and three by his second survives 
him. 

JOSEPH MILTON QEEENE, D.D., 
Son of Russell and Sabrina (Davis) Greene, was born Aug. 
II, 1842, in Smithtown, L. I., N. Y. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Setauket, 
N. Y., at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued at Setauket under the Rev. James S. Evans, D.D., and 
he graduated from Princeton University in 1865. He entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, re- 
maining until January 1867. He then went to Union Seminary, 
New York, from which he graduated in 1868. He was li- 
censed by the Presbytery of New York, April 17, 1867, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Brooklyn, May 12, 1868, being 
at the same time installed pastor of the Third Church of 
Brooklyn, and was released from this charge March 25, 1873. 
He was pastor of Calvary Church, West New Brighton, S. I., 
N. Y., from 1873 to 1881 ; engaged in work as a missionary 
in Mexico from 1881 to 1893 ; was pastor of the church at 
Fort Dodge, Iowa, from 1893 to 1899; engaged in missionary 
work in San Juan, Porto Rico from 1899 to 190 1, and in 
Havana, Cuba, from 1901 to 1904. He was stated supply of 
the First Church of Havana from 1905 to 191 7. After this 
he resided in Oconomowoc, Wis., until his death there, July 
10, 1921, of erysipelas and heart failure, in the 79th year of 
his age. He was buried at Oconomowoc, Wis. He received 
the honorary degree of D.D. from Lake Forest College in 



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1886. He published a Historical Sketch of the Missions in 
Persia in 1881, and he translated into Spanish Charles Hodges' 
Way of Life, Alexander Mair's Studies in the Christian Evi- 
dences and Henry Drummond's Natural Law in the Spiritual 
World, as well as several small books for youth. 

He was married July 31, 1867, in Bridgeborough, N. J., to 
Annie Virginia Kemble, who with four sons and two daugh- 
ters survives him. 

AUGUSTUS ELISHA CURTIS[S], 

Son of Asa Waterman and Ami Carolina Curtis, was born 
July 16, 1847, in Ballston Centre, N, Y. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Ballston 
Centre at the age of twelve. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Academy at Charlton, N. Y., and he graduated 
from Union College in 1866, receiving the Phi Beta Kappa 
key. He then spent one year in teaching. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1867, taking the full three years' 
course there and graduating in 1870. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Albany, June 9, 1869, and returned his license 
Feb. 4, 1874, having been obliged to cease preaching on ac- 
count of ill health. From April to August 1870 he engaged 
in home missionary work in Minnesota. The rest of his life 
was spent in teaching, in Norwalk, Conn., Saginaw, Mich., 
and Adrian, Mich., until 1912. He died Feb. 10, 1915, in 
Adrian, in the 70th year of his age. He was buried in the 
Oakwood Cemetery of Adrian, Mich. 

He was married July 24, 1873, in Adrian, Mich., to Eleanor 
E. Kent, who died Nov. 25, 1894. One daughter survives him. 

DAVID WILLIAM CA5SAT, 

Son of Jacob and Sarah C. (Mcllhenny) Cassat, was born 
May 21, 1844, near Hunterstown, Pa. He made a public 



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confession of his faith in the Great Conewago Presbyterian 
Church, Hunterstown, Pa., at the age of twenty-two. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in the Hunterstown Acad- 
emy and under a private tutor and he graduated from Penn- 
sylvania College, Gettysburg, Pa., 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. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Carlisle, April 10, 1872, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Clarion, March 31, 1874, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the church at Rey- 
nolds ville. Pa., from which he was released April 26, 1876. 
He was stated supply of the church at Perryville, Pa., 1877- 
78 ; pastor of the churches of Perryville and Richland, Pa., 
1878-82; pastor of the church at Emerson, Iowa, from May 
10, 1883, to Sept. 28, 1887; pastor of the church at Woodbine, 
Iowa, from Oct. 28, 1887, to Sept. 4, 1889; pastor of the 
church at Sac City, Iowa, from Nov. i, 1899, to Nov. i, 
1891 ; pastor elect of the church at Vail, Iowa, from No- 
vember 1891, to 1894, and its stated supply until 1895; pastor 
of the Pine Creek Church, Winthrop, la., from Oct. 3, 1895 
to April 20, 1898; pastor of the church at Hazleton, Iowa, 
from Oct. II, 1898, to April 17, 1901, and stated supply of 
the Platte Centre and Prairie Star churches with his residence 
in Kent, Iowa, 1901-03. He was field agent for the Corning 
Academy, Iowa, from 1903 to 1905. He continued his resi- 
dence in Corning until 191 2. He supplied the church in 
Birmingham, Iowa, 1912-14, and the church at Kossuth, Iowa, 
191 5-16. In 1917 he was honorably retired and resided in 
Corning from that time until his death there, July 7, 192 1, 
of acute indigestion, in the 78th year of his age. He was 
buried at Corning. 

He was married April 18, 1888, near Red Oak, Iowa, to 
Lillian M. Berryhill, who with three sons and one daughter 
survives him. 



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ABEAM WOEMAN LONG, 

Son of Samuel Smith and Elizabeth (Worman) Long, was 
born Sept. 27, 1845, in Tinicum, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Central Presbyterian Church of 
Philadelphia at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Spring Garden Academy, Philadelphia, 
and in the West Branch High School, Jersey Shore, Pa., and 
he graduated from Lafayette College in 1871. He spent 
the next three years in teaching in Chester Valley Academy, 
Downington, Pa., and in study. He entered the Seminary 
at Princeton in 1874 as a middler, graduating in 1876. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Chester, April 5, 1876, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, North, Nov. i, 
1877, being at the same time installed pastor of the church at 
Merion Square, Pa., from which he was released Nov. i, 
1886. He was stated supply of the Springfield Church, Flour- 
town, Pa., from November 1886 until installed its pastor, 
March 30, 1899, and was released from this charge May 11, 
1920, being made pastor emeritus. In connection with the 
Springfield Church he had charge of the mission at Ambler, 
Pa., from November 1886 to September 1891, when it was 
organized as a church. He resided in Upper Darby, Pa., 
until his death there, Dec. 3, 1921, of pneumonia, in the 77th 
year of his age. He was buried at Durham, Pa. 

He was married April 6, 1882, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Anna 
Catherine Strieker, who survives him. 

WILLIAM DAYTON ROBERTS, D.D., 

Son of Isaac and Sarah Ann (Lippincott) Roberts, was born 
July 29, 1852, in Moorestown, N. J. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the New York Avenue Church, Wash- 
ington, D. C, at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the public schools of Philadelphia. He did 



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not go to college. Before taking up the study of theology he 
was a newspaper reporter and a clerk in the office of the Sec- 
retary of the Navy. He spent two years in the Theological 
Department of Howard University and entered the Seminary 
at Princeton in 1873, taking the full three years' course there 
and graduating in 1876. He was licensed and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Philadelphia, North, June 7, 1876, being at the 
same time installed pastor of the Thompson Memorial Church, 
Brownsburgh, Pa., from which he was released March 10, 
1881. He was pastor of the Temple Church, Philadelphia, 
from March 15, 1881, to March 2, 1896; of the First Church, 
Camden, N. J., 1896-97 ; of the First Church of Williamsport, 
Pa., from Jan. 17, 1898 to April i, 1904, and again of the 
Temple Church, Philadelphia, from May 10, 1904, until his 
death, May 5, 192 1, in Philadelphia of apoplexy, in the 69th 
year of his age. He was buried in the Laurel Hill Cemetery, 
Philadelphia. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from 
Lafayette College in 1899. He was moderator of the Presby- 
tery of Philadelphia in 1910. He published several pamphlets. 
He was married three times: (i) April 27, 1876, in Mt. 
Holly, N. J., to Lucy A. Sooy, who died June 28, 1885; (2) 
Oct. 15, 1889, in Bridgeton, N, J., to Mrs. Jennie (Reeves) 
Porter, who died May i, 1897; (3) April 25, 1899, in Phila- 
delphia, to Anna E. Agnew, who with one son and one daugh- 
ter by his first wife survives him. 

JAMES McNALL FARRAR, D.D., LL.L., 

Son of James and Jane (McNall) Farrar, was born June 16, 
1853, in Candor, Pa. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Second L^nited Presbyterian Church of New 
Wilmington, Pa., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Preparatory Department of West- 
minster College, New Wilmington, Pa., and he graduated 



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from Westminster College 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 United Presbyterian Presbytery of Frankford, April 
30, 1878, was ordained by the U. P. Presbytery of Wheeling, 
Dec. 10, 1878, being at the same time installed pastor of the 
United Presbyterian Church of Harrisville, Ohio, from which 
he was released June 10, 1884. He was pastor of the Fourth 
U. P. Church, Philadelphia, from Sept. 29, 1884, to May 29, 
1890, and pastor of the First Reformed Church of Brooklyn, 
N. Y,, from Sept. 25, 1890, to Dec. 31, 1916. After this he 
resided in Brooklyn until 1919. During this time he supplied 
the Fort Washington Reformed Church, New York City, 
from April to July 19 17, and was acting pastor of the Lewis 
Avenue Congregational Church, Brooklyn, for two y(^rs. 
He then resided in Mahwah, N. J., until his death there, June 
22, 192 1, of heart failure, in the 69th year of his age. For 
a short time before his death he was acting pastor of the 
Ramapo Church, Mahwah. He died while in sleep. He was 
buried in the Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn. He received 
the degree of A.M. from Westminster College, Pennsylvania, 
in 1904; the honorary degree of D.D. from Westminster Col- 
lege, Tennessee, in 1891, and the honorary degree of LL.D., 
from Ursinus College in 1909. He published among other 
things "A Junior Congregation, 1908; Little Talks to Little 
People, 1910, and Chats with Children of the Church, 1912. 
He was president of the General Synod of the Reformed 
Church in America, 1905-06, and of the Board of Domestic 
Missions of that Church from 191 1 until his death. He was 
a director of the Bible Training School, New York City. He 
was a member of the Federal Council of the Churches of 
Christ in America, of the Board of Superintendents of the 
Theological Seminary at New Brunswick, N. J., of the Board 



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of Superintendents of the Theological Seminary at Holland, 
Mich., and of the Board of Education of New York City for 
some years after 1913. 

He was married Oct. 22, 1879, in Kennett Square, Pa., to 
Ella Jane Merrick, who with five sons and one daughter sur- 
vives him. 

GEORaE WASHINGTON GALLAGHER, LL.D., 
Son of Joseph Peter and Mary Elizabeth (Mullen) Gallagher, 
was born Jan. 25, 1849, in Peekskill, N. Y. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Westminster Presbyterian 
Church of Yonkers, N. Y. at the age of nineteen. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued under the Rev. Lewis W. 
Mudge, D.D., of Yonkers, and he graduated from Princeton 
University 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 Winchester, April 25, 1877, and ordained an evangelist by 
the same Presbytery, May 8, 1878. He was stated supply of 
the church at Ogden, Utah, 1878-80, and the church at Eureka, 
Nev., 1880-81, and pastor of the Westside Unitarian Church, 
New York City, 1882-86. He was a professor in the College 
of Oratory, New York City, and a lecturer, 1883-88; pastor 
of the Unitarian Congregational Society of Keene, N. H., 
1885-88; pastor of the Bethany Congregational Church, Mont- 
pelier, Vt., 1889-93 ; pastor of the Atkinson Memorial Church, 
Tacoma, Wash., 1893-95 ; pastor of the church at Dickinson, 
N. D., 1895-97; pastor of the First Congregational Church, 
Brainerd, Minn., 1897-1900; pastor of the First Free Con- 
gregational Church, Lockport, N. Y., 1900-05; pastor of the 
church at Geddes, S. D., 1905-10; pastor of the church at 
Plainview, Neb., 1910-12, and pastor of the Presbyterian 
church of Hartington, Neb., 1913-14- After this he resided 



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in Madison, Wis., until 1917 and then in Baltimore, Md., until 
his death there, July 17, 192 1, of pneumonia, in the 73rd year 
of his age. He received the honorary degree of LL.D. from 
the Nashville College of Law in 1903 and from the American 
College of Law, Washington, D.C., in 1904. He published 
One Man's Struggle, 1900, and numerous magazine articles, 
lectures and poems. He was a member of the Academy of 
Political Science, Philadelphia, from 1890 to 1895. 

He was married May 8, 1878, in Bay Shore, L. L, N. Y., 
to Emma A. Smith, who died Jan. i, 1913. Three children 
survive him. 

JOSEPH KIRKWOOD ALEXANDER, 
Son of the Rev. Dr. James and Margaret Ann (Kirkwood) 
Alexander, was born Dec. 10, 1852, at Martin's Ferry, Ohio. 
He made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian 
Church at Bellefonte, Pa., at the age of eighteen. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in the School in the Moun- 
tains at Bellefonte and he graduated from Lafayette College 
in 1876. Entering 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 
Washington, April 25, 1878, and ordained by the Presbytery 
of Mankato, Oct. 18, 1879. He was pastor of the church at 
Jackson, Minn., from Oct. 21, 1879, to April 12, 1883; stated 
supply of the churches at Sigourney and Keota, Iowa, 1883- 
84; pastor of the church at Keota, 1884-91; pastor of the 
church at Morning Sun, Iowa, from May, 21, 1891, to May 
15, 1899; pastor of the church at Santa Paula, Calif., from 
Oct. 3, 1899, to June 5, 1900; pastor of the church at Liberty- 
ville, Iowa, from Oct. 5, 1900, to April 28, 1902; pastor of 
the church at New London, Iowa, from June 26, 1902, to 
Dec. I, 1907, and stated supply of the church at Bloomfield, 



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Iowa, from 1907 to 191 1. After this he resided in Vineland, 
N. J. He suppHed the church at Vineland during a part of 
1912. In 1912 he was honorably retired and continued his 
residence in Vineland until his death there, Nov. 16, 192 1, of 
uraemic poisoning, in the 69th year of his age. He was buried 
at Vineland. He was stated clerk of the Presbytery of Iowa 
for six years. 

He was married June 12, 1879, in Wheeling, W. Va., to 
Mary Oldham Caldwell, who with two daughters survives 
him. 

DANIEL WALLACE GULP, M.D., 
Son of Benjamin and Marilla (Hill) Gulp, was born Feb. 29, 
1852, in Unionville, S.C. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of Charlotte, 
N.C., at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Unionville Academy and he graduated from 
Biddle University in 1876. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year, taking the full three 
years' course there and graduating in 1879. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Fairfield, Dec. 4, 1879, and ordained 
by the same Presbytery the day following. He supplied the 
churches at Pitts and Mt. Pisgah, S.C, and the Sloan Chapel, 
1879-80. He served the Third Church, Jacksonville, Fla.. 
as pastor elect from 1881 to 1885. He then engaged in teach- 
ing in Lake City, Fla., for a short time. He was pastor of 
the Congregational church at Florence, Ala., 1887-88; and 
of the Knowles Street Congregational Church, Nashville. 
Tenn., 1888-90. He then studied medicine in the University 
of Michigan and graduated from the Medical College of Co- 
lumbus, Ohio, in 1891. He engaged in the practice of medicine 
in Nashville, Tenn., 1891-92; in Augusta, Ga., 1892-94; in 
Palatka, Fla., 1894-1907; in Plant City, Fla., 1907-11, and in 



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Augusta, Ga., from 191 1 until his death there, Oct. 11, 1918, 
of iuHuenza, in tlie 67th year of his age. He was buried in 
the Mt. Olive Cemetery of Jacksonville, Fla. 

He was married Aug. 10, 1884, in Jacksonville, Fla., to 
Mrs. Mary Emily (McKenzie) Jefferson, who with one son 
and one daughter survives him. 

WILLIAM &OULD WOODBRIDGE, D.D., 
Son of the Rev. Jahleel and Martha Jane (Wither spoon) 
Woodbridge, was born July 23, 1845, in Baton Rouge, La. 
He made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian 
Church of Henderson, Ky., at the age of fourteen. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in the Academy at Henderson 
and he graduated from Princeton University in the class of 
1865, although he did not receive his degree until 1883. He 
engaged in business in Henderson, Ky., from 1864 to 1872 
and taught in the schools of Mississippi from 1872 to 1876. 
He entered the Columbia Theological Seminary in 1876, re- 
maining two years. He came to the Seminary at Princeton 
in 1878 as a senior, graduating in 1879. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Tombeckbee, June 10, 1878, and ordained 
by the same Presbytery, July 17, 1879. He was pastor of 
the church at Enterprise, Miss., and stated supply of the 
churches at Philadelphia and Bethel, Miss., 1879-80; pastor 
elect of the church at Hot Springs, Ark., 1880-81 ; stated 
supply of the churches at Memphis, Tenn., and Natchez, Miss., 
1881-82; stated supply of the church at Warrenton, Va., 1882- 
83; pastor of the Fifth Church, Chicago, III, 1884-88; stated 
supply of the church at Mattituck, N. Y., 1889-91 ; pastor of 
the church at Griffin, Ga., 1891-1901 ; pastor elect of the 
church at Kirkwood, Ga., 1901-05; stated supply of the church 
at Hope, Ga., 1902-04, and pastor of the Avondale Church, 
Birmingham, Ala., 1905-12. At this time ill health com- 



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pelled him to give up the work of the active ministry. He 
resided in Tacoma, Wash., from 1912 to 1917 and in Seattle, 
Wash., from that time until his death there, March 29, 1922, 
of angina pectoris, in the 77th year of his age. He was buried 
in Tacoma, Wash. He received the honorary degree of D.D. 
from Erskine College, South Carolina, in 1899. He was 
moderator of the Synod of Georgia in 1900. He wrote for the 
religious papers and at one time was editor of the "Gulf State 
Presbyterian." 

He was married Feb. 10, 1880, in Portsmouth, Va., to 
Mary Stella Stubbs, who died Sept. i, 1912. One son sur- 
vives him. 

FRANCIS STOCKTON BLAYNEY, Ph.D., D.D., 

Son of John Buchanan and Catherine Cox (Stockton) Blay- 
ney, was born July 31, 1852, in Iberia, Ohio. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian Church of 
Sandusky, Ohio, at the age of sixteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Savannah Academy, Ohio, and 
in the Westminster Academy, Ohio, and he graduated from 
Wooster College in 1877. Entering the Seminary at Princeton 
in the fall of the same year, he took the full three years' 
course there, graduating in 1880. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Bellefontaine, June 10, 1879, and ordained by 
the Presbytery of Omaha, April 20, 1881. He was stated 
supply of the North Church (now Second Church) of Omaha, 
Neb., from February 1881 to January 1886. During this 
pastorate he was acting president and professor of Mental, 
Moral and Political Science in Bellevue College, Nebraska, 
from 1883 to 1884. He was pastor of the church at Hebron, 
Neb., from April 16, 1886, to Jan. i, 1889, and was president 
of Bellevue College from 1887 to 1890. He was pastor of 
the church at Abilene, Kan., from 1891 until his death. Dur- 



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ing this pastorate he engaged in teaching in Abilene from 
1895 to 1898; was professor of Enghsh Literature in Emporia 
College from 1898 to 1901 and professor of Mental, Moral 
and Political Science in Emporia College from 1901 to 1905. 
He died July 9, 1921, in Abilene,, Kan., of pericarditis in the 
69th year of his age. He was buried at Abilene. He received 
the degree of Ph.D. in course from Bellevue College in 1888 
and the honorary degree of D.D. from Emporia College in 
1907. He received the honorary degree of Ph.D. from Omaha 
University in 1889. He was moderator of the Synod of Kan- 
sas in 1918 and was a member of the Synod's Committee on 
Ministerial Relief and Sustentation. He published: Outline 
of Ethics and Psychology; the Educational Value of the Sen- 
suous Element in Poetry ; and The Educational Value of Sym- 
bols. He was Chaplain and Orator of the Kansas Masonic 
Grand Lodge. He was unmarried. 

ROBERT McCHEYNE MATEER, D.D., 
Son of John and Mary Nelson (Diven) Mateer, was born 
Feb. 8, 1853, in Petersburg, Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian Church of Monmouth, 111, at 
the age of nineteen, tlis preparatory studies were pursued in 
the high school at Henry, III, and at the Preparatory Depart- 
ment of Monmouth College and he graduated from Princeton 
University in 1877. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 
the fall of the same year, he took the full three years' course 
there, graduating in 1880. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Carlisle, June 9, 1880, and ordained an evangelist by the 
same Presbytery, April 13, 1881, having devoted his life to 
the work of foreign missions. In October 1881 he sailed 
for China and spent the first sixteen months mainly at Teng- 
chow in the study of the Chinese language. During this time 
he took an itinerating tour with Dr. Plunter Corbett and 



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Weihsien was decided on for the location of the new station 
and he and his wife removed to this place in the spring of 
1883. Weihsien was the center of his missionary labors from 
this time until his death. In February 1920 he was obliged to 
give up active work on account of ill health. He died Sept, 5, 
1921, in Weihsien, of arterio-sclerosis, in the 69th year of his 
age. He was buried at Weihsien. He received the honorary 
degree of D.D. from Monmouth College in 1912. He pub- 
lished Character Building in China ; The Life Story of Julia 
Brown Mateer in 1912. He translated the Life of John Paton 
into Chinese, and he left a manuscript commentary on He- 
brews in Chinese soon to be published. He helped to or- 
ganize the Inter-Seminary Missionary Alliance. For some 
time he had charge of the Weihsien Academy and engaged in 
extensive itinerating work. 

He was twice married: (i) March 29, 1882, in Tungchow, 
China, to Sadie Archibald, who died April 8, 1886; (2) Jan. 
20, 1 891, in Chef 00, China, to Dr. Madge Dickson, who with 
one daughter by his first wife survives him. 

CHARLES MacaUEEN FISHER, D.D., 

Son of Charles and Janet (MacQueen) Fisher, was born Oct. 
4, 1855, in Peoria, 111. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Peoria at the age 
of ten. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Peoria 
High School and he graduated from Monmouth College, 
Illinois, in 1879. He then entered the McCormick Theological 
Seminary, remaining two years. He entered the Seminary 
at Princeton in 1881 as a senior, completing his course there 
and graduating in 1882. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Peoria, May 16, 1881, and ordained by the same Presbytery, 
Oct. 14, 1882. He went to Japan as a missionary after his 
ordination and settled in Osaka where he remained until 1891. 



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He returned to this country in February of that year and be- 
came stated supply of the Grandview Church (now West 
Adams) Los Angeles, Calif., remaining until May 1894. He 
was stated supply of the Mizpah Church, Philadelphia, Pa., 
from November 1894 to July 1895; stated supply of the First 
Church of Tustin, Calif., from September 1895 to November 
1896; stated supply of the Grandview Church, Los Angeles, 
from November 1896 until installed its pastor May i, 1898, 
being released from this charge Sept. 24, 1902 ; pastor of the 
church at Monrovia, Calif., from Oct. 2, 1903, to June 27, 
1907, and pastor of the church of South Pasadena, from Nov. 
17, 1907, to June 2'], 1916. He continued in residence in 
South Pasadena until 1917 and then resided in Lomita, Calif., 
until 1919. He resided in Los Angeles from 1919 until his 
death there, June 2, 1921, of pernicious anaemia, in the 66th 
year of his age. He was buried in the Inglewood Cemetery 
of Los Angeles. He received the honorary degree of D.D. 
from Monmouth College, Illinois, in 1910. 

He was married Sept. 11, 1883, in Morning Sun, Iowa, to 
Lillian Nancy Green, who with one daughter survives him. 

ABEAM WOODRUFF HALSEY, D.D., 
Son of Meline Winans and Henrietta Perlee (Crane) Halsey, 
was born March 22, 1853, '^^ Elizabeth, N. J. He made a pub- 
lic confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church 
of Elizabeth at the age of ten. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in Elizabeth under John Young, Esq., and he gradu- 
ated from Princeton University in 1879. Entering the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in the fall of the same year he took the full 
three years' course there graduating in 1882. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Elizabeth, April 18, 1882, and ordained 
by the same Presbytery, Oct. 10, 1882. He became associate 
pastor of the Spring Street Church, New York City, on June 



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25, 1882, and its pastor March 25, 1884, being released from 
this charge Oct, 3, 1899. At this time he was appointed a sec- 
retary of the Board of Foreign Missions and continued such 
until his death. He was in charge of the Home Department 
of the Foreign Board until January 192 1, when he was made 
a foreign secretary with special care of Latin America in- 
terests. In his work as secretary he travelled frequently in 
foreign countries, visiting various missionary stations. He 
died April 20, 1921, in New York City, of angina pectoris, in 
the 69th year of his age. He was buried in the Greenwood 
Cemetery, Brooklyn. He received the honorary degree of 
D.D. from Princeton University in 1898. He published The 
Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the Old Spring Street Presby- 
terian Church, New York City, 1886; Go and Tell John, 1914; 
Presbyterian Medical Missions, 1914; By Hammer and Hand, 
1918, as well as many pamphlets and articles on missionary 
subjects. He was president of the Princeton Seminary 
Alumni Association during the year 1903-04. 

He was married March 3, 1893, in New York City, to Ella 
Gertrude Lithgow, who survives him. 

JOHN THOMPSON KEBE, D.D., 

Son of Matthew and Julia Ann (Thompson) Kerr, was born 
June 28, 1853, in York Furnace, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Wrightsville, 
Pa., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the York Collegiate Institute, Pa., 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, graduating in 1882. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Westminster, April 13, 1881, and or- 
dained by the Presbytery of Elizabeth, June 14, 1882, being 
at the same time installed pastor of the church at Lamington, 



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N. J., from which he was released April 20, 1886. His only 
other pastorate was that of the Third Church of Elizabeth, 
N. J., from May 14, 1886, to June 30, 1917, a period of thirty- 
one years. He retired at this time on account of ill health and 
continued his residence in Elizabeth until his death there, 
Dec. 24, 1921, of heart disease, in the 69th year of his age. 
He was buried at Wrightsville, Pa. He received the honor- 
ary degree of D.D. from Wooster College in 1910. He was 
vice-moderator of the Synod of New Jersey in 192 1 ; record- 
ing clerk of the Synod of New Jersey from 1895 until his 
death; stated clerk of the Presbytery of Elizabeth from 191 5 
until his death, having been provious to this its permanent 
clerk. 

He was married June 5, 1883, in Wrightsville, Pa., to- 
Julia Ann McConkey, who with one son and one daughter sur- 
vives him. 

JAMES BALLANTYNE, D.D., 
Son of Thomas and Mary Ballantyne, was born Aug. 22, 
1857, in Stratford, Ont., Canada. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Knox Presbyterian Church of Strat- 
ford at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Gait Collegiate Institute, St. Marys, Ontario, 
and he graduated from Toronto University in 1880. He took 
the first year of his theological course in Knox College, Tor- 
onto, coming to Princeton in 1881 for his second year, re- 
maining only one year. He returned to Knox College in 1882, 
completing his course and graduating in 1883. He then spent 
one year in the Divinity Hall at Edinburgh, Scotland, and one 
semester in the University of Leipzig. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Stratford (Canada), July 10, 1883, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of London, April 7, 1885, being 
at the same time installed pastor of the Knox Church of Lon- 



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don, Ont., from which he was released June lO, 1894. He 
was pastor of the Knox Church, Ottawa, from June 11, 1894, 
to July 15, 1896. At this time he became professor of Church 
History and Church Government in Knox College, continuing 
such until his death, Dec. 21, 1921, in Toronto, after a brief 
illness, in the 65th year of his age. He was buried in Mt. 
Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. He received the honorary de- 
gree of D.D. from Manitoba College in 1906 and Queen's 
University in 1907, He was moderator of the General As- 
sembly of the Presbyterian Church of Canada in 1920. 

He was married Jan. 12, 1886, in Stratford, Canada, to 
Florence Clarke, who with one son and one daughter survives 
him. 

SAMUEL GREEN WEBB, M.D., 

Son of the Rev. Edward and Mary Allyn (Foote) Webb, was 
born July 2, i860, in Worcester, Mass. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of 
Oxford, Pa., at the age of thirteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Oxford Institute and he took a special 
course in Lincoln University. He graduated from Williams 
College in 1880 and then spent one year in Auburn Theological 
Seminary. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1881, 
remaining one year, returning to Auburn, he completed his 
course there graduating in 1883. After this he took a medical 
course in New York University, receiving the degree of M.D. 
in 1886. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Chester, Oct. 
2, 1883, and ordained by the same Presbytery, Dec. 5, 1886. 
He was stated supply of the churches at Grandin and Quincy, 
N. D., during the summer of 1882; stated supply of the 
churches of Barnegat and Forked River, N. J., from May 
to November 1885; stated supply of the church of Wild Rice, 
N. D., from April to September 1887; pastor of the church 



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of New Gretna, N. J., from Nov. 9, 1888, to May 6, 1896. 
He engaged in teaching in Lakewood, N. J., from 1896 to 
1901, supplying the church of West Mantoloking from 1900 
to 1901. He was principal of the Webb School, Lakewood, 
N. J., from 1901 until his death, July 19, 1920, in Lakewood 
in the 6ist year of his age. He was buried in Woodlawn 
Cemetery, Lakewood. 

He was married July 19, 1893, in Lakewood, N. J., to 
Nellie Freeman, who with two sons and one daughter survives 
him. 

JOSIAH STILL, 

Son of George and Elizabeth (Spotten) Still, was born Nov. 
28, 1856, in Lansingburg, N. Y. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Olivet Presbyterian Church of Lansingburg 
at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Lansingburg Academy and in the Vale Institute of 
Hudson, N. Y., and he graduated from Union College in 
1881. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the 
same year he took the full three years' course there, gradu- 
ating in 1884. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Troy, 
April 20, 1886, and ordained by the same Presbytery, Nov. i, 
1887. He was stated supply of the Third Church of Troy, 
N. Y., from November 1887 to November 1889; of the church 
of Bay Road, N. Y., from Jan. i, 1890, to March i, 1891, 
and after this resided at Lansingburg for one year without 
charge. He was stated supply of the church at Masonville, 
N. Y., 1892-95; at Jefferson, N. Y., 1897-99; pastor of the 
church at Wassaic, N. Y., 1902-03 ; served the church at 
Howard, N. Y., as pastor elect 1903-04; was stated supply of 
the church at Dresden, N. Y., 1905-09; stated supply of the 
Central Church, Mayfield, N. Y., 1910-13; pastor elect of the 
church of Brooklin, Pa., in 191 5, continuing his residence there 



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one year; pastor of the churches of Sinking Creek and Miles- 
burg, Pa., from Feb. 14, 1917, to April 8, 1918, and pastor 
of the church at Shenandoah, Pa., from 1918 to 1920. He 
resided in Unionville, Va., for a year and then in Schenectady, 
N. Y., from 1920 until his death there, Oct. 8, 192 1, in the 
Ellis Hospital, of anaemia, in the 65th year of his age. He was 
buried in Masonville, N. Y. He was a member of the Phi 
Beta Kappa Society. 

He was married June 28, 1893, in Masonville, N. Y., to 
Mary Emeline Barnaby, who died Jan. 11, 1916. One son 
survives him. 

JOHN HARDGROVE BOYD. D.D., 

Son of James Hervey and Eliza Morehead (EUis) Boyd was 
born Jan. 19, 1861, in Jackson, Miss. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Jack- 
son, at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Jackson common schools and under private 
tutors, and he graduated from the Southwestern Presbyterian 
University of Clarksville, Tenn., in 1883. Entering the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full 
three years' course there, graduating in 1886. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Central Mississippi, Oct. 9, 1886, and 
ordained by the same Presbytery, Oct. 26, 1886, being at the 
same time installed pastor of the churches of Durant and 
Winona, Miss., from which he was released Feb. 18, 1889. 
He was pastor of the Laudervale Street Church, Memphis, 
Tenn., from April 28, 1889, to Jan. 10, 1893; of the Second 
Church, Charlotte, N. C, from April 30, 1893, to Aug. 16, 
1895 ; of the First Church, Evanston, III, from Nov. 7, 1895. 
to Dec. 9, 1907; of the First Church, Detroit, Mich., from Jan. 
23, 1908, to April 24, 191 1, and of the First Church, Portland, 
Ore., from 191 1 to 1919. At this time he was elected pro- 



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fessor of Homiletics and Missions in McCormick Theological 
Seminary and occupied this chair from April 29, 1920, until 
his death, Jan. 12, 1922, in the Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago, 
of pernicious anaemia, in the 61 st year of his age. He was 
buried at Portland, Oregon. He received the honorary de- 
gree of D.D. from Davidson College in 1894. A number of 
his sermons were published regularly in Portland. 

He was married Nov. 13, 1889, in Clarksville, Tenn., to 
Ellen Morris Henry, who died May 6, 191 5. Two sons and 
two daughters survive him. 

HEES W EDWABDS, 

Son of Lodwick and Catherine (Jones) Edwards was born 
Sept. 3, 1856, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Ports- 
mouth, Ohio, at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the high school of Portsmouth and in the 
Preparatory Department of Wooster College. He graduated 
from Wooster in 1883. He then spent the first year of his 
theological course in Lane Seminary. Coming to the Seminary 
at Princeton in 1884 he spent one year there and then re- 
turned to Lane Seminary from which he graduated in 1886. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Portsmouth, July 23, 
1885, and ordained by the Presbytery of Bellefontaine, Dec. 
23, 1886, being at the same time installed pastor of the church 
of Spring Hills, Ohio, from which he was released April 15, 
1 891. During this pastorate he was stated supply of the 
church of West Liberty, Ohio, from June 1886 until installed 
its pastor May 12, 1887, being released April 15, 1891 ; he was 
pastor of the Riverdale Church, Dayton, Ohio, from May 12, 
1 891, to Feb. 27, 1894; of the First Church of Ottawa, Ohio, 
from April 24, 1894, to Oct. 22, 1902; pastor of Calvary 
Church, Canton, Ohio, from Dec. 15, 1902, to Oct. 5, 1908; 



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he labored as pastor evangelist in Montana from 1908 to 191 1 
and after this as pastor evangelist within the bounds of the 
Presbytery of Florida with his residence at Jacksonville from 
1912 until his death there, Oct. 10, 1921, in the 66th year of 
his age. He was buried in Jacksonville. He was a commis- 
sioner to the General Assembly of 1901. 

He was married Oct. 22, 1889, in Jackson, Ohio, to Frances 
Isham Messenger, M.D., who with one son and one daughter 
survives him. 

HENRY MOHR LANDIS, 
Son of George Oberholtzer and Mary (Mohr) Landis, was 
born March 9, 1857, i" Colebrookdale, Pa. He made a pub- 
lic confession of his faith in the Mennonite Church at the age 
of nineteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Keystone State Normal School of Kutztown, Pa., and also 
under private tutors, and he graduated from Princeton Uni- 
versity in 1883, being awarded the J. S. K. Mathematical Fel- 
lowship. He engaged in study under this fellowship in the 
University of Berlin for one year. 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 
New Brunswick, April 27, 1887, and ordained by the same 
Presbytery, April 24, 1888. After his ordination he sailed for 
Japan as a missionary and was professor of Psychology and 
Logic in the Meigi Gakuin, Tokyo, from 1888 to 1893, and 
professor of the New Testament in the same institution from 
1893 to 1919, when ill health obliged him to give up his work 
and he returned to this country on furlough, remaining one 
year. He returned to Japan in 1920, resuming his work 
until his death Sept. 6, 192 1, at Karuiuzama, Japan, of par- 
alysis, in the 65th year of his age. He was buried in the 
Temple Ground of the Meiji Gakuin at Tokyo. 



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He was married July i6, 1888, in Kamenz, Saxony, Ger- 
many, to Emma Stiefler, who with two sons and three daugh- 
ters survives him. 

DAVID BUTCHARD GREIGa, Ph.D., D.D., 

Son of David H. and Anna (Sahiiond) Greigg, was born 
March 26, 1861, in Cresswell, Iowa. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Iowa State Normal School and he gradu- 
ated from Wabash College in 1885. Entering the Seminary 
at Princeton in the fall of the same year he took the full 
three years' course there, graduating in 1888. He was licensed 
and ordained by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 24, 
1888. He was pastor of the Twelfth Church of Baltimore, 
Md., 1888-97; served the Memorial Church of Bay City, Mich., 
as pastor elect 1899-1900; the Peotone Church of Chicago 
during a time in 1901, and pastor of the Roseland Church, 
Chicago, from 1902 to 1903. He continued his residence in 
Chicago from this time until his death there, Nov. 5, 1914, of 
nephritis, in the 54th year of his age. He received the degree 
of Ph.D. in 1895, and the honorary degree of D.D. from Grove 
City College, Pa., in 1896. 

MORGAN JOHN MORGAN, 

Son of Owen and Hannah Morgan, was born July 19, 1861, 
in Carnarvon, North Wales. He graduated from a college at 
Llandovery, South Wales in 1882, He entered the Seminary 
at Princeton in 1885, remaining one year. He was licensed by 
the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Presbytery at Arvon, Wales, 
in 1878, and ordained by the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Pres- 
bytery at Plymouth, Pa., in 1890; he was pastor for a time of 
the Welsh Presbyterian Church of Sugar Notch, Pa., and later 
of the Welsh Presbyterian Church of Carbondale, Pa. In 1908 
he took up his residence in Philadelphia, Pa. After this noth- 



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ing is known of him. He died in Philadelphia in 1917, in the 
57th year of his age, 

JAMES McIVER WICKER, 
Son of Alexander Munroe and Caroline (Mclver) Wicker, 
was born Dec. 28, 1855, "^^r Sanford, N.C. He made a pub- 
lic confession of his faith in the Bufifalo Presbyterian Church 
near Sanford at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Bingham Military School of Mebaneville, 
N. C, and he graduated from Princeton University in 1885. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year 
he took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1888. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, Nov. 
27, 1888, and ordained by the Presbytery of Lehigh, Feb. 12, 
1889, being at the same time installed pastor of the church at 
Shenandoah, Pa., from which he was released June 17, 1891. 
He was pastor of the Carmel Church, Edgehill, Philadelphia, 
from Oct. 26, 1891, to April 20, 1897; stated supply of the 
Puritan Church, Philadelphia, from November 1897 until 
installed its pastor May 15, 1906, being released Sept. 14, 1909; 
pastor of the St. Paul's Church, St. Paul, N. C, and stated 
supply of Mt. Tabor Church, Red Springs, N. C, 1909-14. 
After this he resided for a year in Sanford, N. C, and was 
pastor of the church at Asheboro, N. C. and stated supply of 
the church at Worthville, N. C, from 1916 until 1917. He 
then took up his residence in Sanford where he died Aug. 3, 
192 1, in the 66th year of his age. He was buried in the Bufifalo 
Cemetery near Sanford, N. C. 

He was married Oct. i, 1891, near Cumnock, N. C, to 
Margaret Russell Gilmour, who with three daughters sur- 
vives him. 



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WILLIAM ALEXANDER ANNIN, 

Son of the Rev. John Alexander and Ehzabeth Dyer (Fisher) 
Annin, was born Sept. 22, i860, in Cedarville, N. J. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church 
of Princeton, N. J., at the age of nineteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued under his father in Las Vegas, New 
Mexico, and he graduated from Princeton University in 1883. 
During the following year he was general agent for a publish- 
ing house and engaged in teaching in the Kemper Family School 
of Boonville, Mo., from September 1885 to June 1887. He en- 
tered the Seminary at Princeton in the latter year, taking the 
full three years' course there and graduating in 1890. He 
was never licensed or ordained. He taught in the Kemper 
Family School of Boonville from 1890 to 1899; was super- 
intendent of schools in Boonville from 1899 to 1903, and 
superintendent of schools in Macon, Mo., from 1903 to 1908. 
He taught in the McKinley High School of St. Louis from 
1908 to 191 5, and in the Cleveland High School of St. Louis 
from 191 5 until his death, Feb. 26, 1922, in St. Louis of 
pneumonia, in the 62nd year of his age. He was buried at 
Rolla, Mo. 

He was married June 27, 1899, in Rolla, Mo., to Anna 
Laurie Wilkins, who with one son and one daughter survives 
him. 

ALBERT LINCOLN MERSHON, 
Son of William D. and Mary A. (Cox) Mershon, was born 
Aug. 3, 1866, in Newark, N. J. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Wickliffe Presbyterian Church of Newark 
at the age of thirteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Newark Academy and High School and he graduated 
from Princeton University in 1887. He then spent two years 
in teaching at Northfield, Mass. He entered the Seminary 



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at Princeton in 1889, taking the full three years' course there 
and graduating in 1892. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Newark, April i, 1891, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Lackawanna, June 22, 1892, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the church at Wyalusing, Pa., from which he was 
released Sept. 26, 1893. He was pastor of the Reformed 
churches of Bound Brook and Annandale, N. J., from Sep- 
tember 1893 to August 1898 and pastor of the church at As- 
toria, N. Y., from August 1898 to September 1906. He was 
professor of Bible, Church History and Greek in Asbury Col- 
lege at Wilmor, Ky., from 1906 to 1907. He was stated supply 
of Faith and Bethany Chapels, Washington, D. C, from 1907 
to 1908. After this he engaged in teaching in New York City, 
mainly in The Home School with his residence in Brooklyn. 
He died July 15, 1920, in Brooklyn, in the 54th year of his 
age. He was for several years lecturer in History under the 
New York Board of Education. 

He was twice married: (i) June 9, 1892, in Jersey City, 
N. J., to Bessie Stires, who died March 10, 1898; (2) April 
22, 1901, to Mamie Young, who died before he did. He is 
survived by one son and one daughter by his second wife. 

CHAELES SALZELL, 

Son of George and Lavina Jane (Robinson) Dalzell, was born 
March 14, 1865, in Laporte, Calif. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of San 
Francisco, Calif., at the age of twenty-three. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Preparatory Department of the 
San Francisco Seminary and he was for a time in the Leland 
Stanford Junior University. He took the first two years of 
his theological course in McCormick Seminary, entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1894 as a senior. Illness prevented 
his taking the final examinations for graduation. He was 



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licensed by the Presbytery of Chicago in May 1894, and or- 
dained by the Presbytery of Erie, Sept. 12, 1895. He was 
pastor of the churches of Garland and Pittsfield, Pa., from 
Sept. 17, 1895, to March 18, 1897, and stated supply of several 
churches with his residence in Pittsburgh from 1897 to 1900; 
stated supply of Second Church of Pine Creek, Pa., 1900-02, 
and of the church at Allison Park, Pa., 1902-03. He spent 
the following year in Europe. He supplied the church at 
Allison Park again during 1904. He was pastor of the Lower 
Marsh Creek Church, Fairfield, Pa., from April 27, 1905, to 
Feb. 4, 191 3; of the Baiting Hollow Congregational Church, 
Calverton, L. I., N. Y., from 1913 to 1918; resided after this 
until 1920 in Philadelphia and was stated supply of the White 
Lake and Mongaup Valley Presbyterian churches with his 
residence in Bethel, N. Y., from 1920 to 192 1. He then re- 
sided in Middletown, N. Y,, for a year. He died Feb. 19, 
1922, in New York City, of diabetes, in the 57th year of his 
age. He was buried in the Hiland Cemetery, Perryville, Pa. 
He was married Oct. 7, 1897, in Allegheny, Pa., to Sarah 
Elizabeth Brown, who survives him. 

GEOEaE DUGAN, D.D., 

Son of Joseph and Isabella (Sloan) Dugan, was born Feb. 
13, 1872, in County Down, Ireland. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Frank- 
ford, Pa., at the age of twelve. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Rittenhouse Academy, Philadelphia, and he 
graduated from Princeton University in 1891. He spent 
two years in Y. M. C. A. work in Nyack, N. Y. He entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in 1893, taking the full three years' 
course there and graduating in 1896. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Philadelphia, North, April 17, 1895, and or- 
dained by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, May 21, 1896, being 



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at the same time installed pastor of the Bethesda Church, 
Philadelphia, from which he was released Oct. 3, 1898. After 
this he was pastor of the following churches: Ninth Church, 
Troy, N. Y., from Nov. 15, 1898, to Jan. i, 1904; the Fullerton 
Avenue Church, Chicago, 111., from Feb. 3, 1904, to Sept. 2, 
1907; the Collingwood Avenue Church, Toledo, Ohio, from 
Oct. 17, 1907, to April 12, 1910; the Fourth Church of 
Albany, New York, from April 26, 191 1, to April 30, 1920, 
and the Third Church of Trenton, N. J., from May 3, 1920, 
until his death in Trenton, Oct. 14, 192 1, of heart failure, in 
the 50th year of his age. He was buried in the Greenwood 
Cemetery of Trenton. He received the honorary degree of 
D.D. from Wooster College in 1909, At the beginning of 
the late war he was appointed head of the Draft Board at 
Albany. 

He was twice married: (i) Oct. i, 1898, in Nyack, N. Y., 
to Mary Eleanor Blauvelt, who died Feb. 15, 1909; (2) 
March 29, 191 1, in Toledo, Ohio, to Mrs. Jeannette (Skinner) 
Wright, who with one son and one daughter survives him. 

ROBERT BACHMAN, JR., 
Son of the Rev. Dr. Robert Luckey and May (Rose) Bachman, 
was born June 14, 1877, in Fayetteville, N. Y. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church 
of Utica, N. Y., at the age of fourteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, 
Conn., and under a private tutor, and he graduated from 
Princeton University in 1899. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1900, remaining two and a half years, and com- 
pleted his theological course in Union Theological Seminary, 
New York, graduating in 1904. He engaged in settlement 
work in New York City from 1904 to 1906; was superin- 
tendent of men's work in connection with St. Bartholomew's 



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Parish House, New York, from 1906 to 1907, and was en- 
gaged in the Bureau of Municipal Research of New York 
City from 1908 to 191 1. He was ordained a deacon in the 
Episcopal Church, June 11, 191 1, and a priest May 18, 1913. 
He was assistant to the rector of Grace Church, New York, 
from 191 1 to 1914; assistant rector of St. James Church, New 
York, 1914-16; rector of St. Paul's Church, Portsmouth, R. I., 
1916-1920, and rector of St. James Church, Great Barrington, 
Mass., from 1920 until his death, Nov. 28, 192 1, in New York 
City, of cancer of the stomach, in the 45th year of his age. 
He was buried at Utica, N. Y. He was unmarried. 

CLARENCE EMMANUEL STIl[E]UBEL, 

Son of Ludwig and Ebezena Rebecca (Owen) Streubel, was 
born Jan. 2, 1876, in Newton, N. J. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Episcopal Church of Newton at 
the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the West Jersey Academy of Bridgeton, N. J., and he gradu- 
ated from Princeton University in 1902. Entering the Semi- 
nary 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 Presbytery of Morris and Orange, April 12, 
1904, and ordained by the same Presbytery, Feb. 6, 1905. He 
was stated supply of the Ozone, Crab Orchard, Jewett and 
Grassy Cove churches, Tenn., from July 1905 to April 1906; 
of the Caledonia, Blaine, Shunem and Washington churches, 
Tenn., with his residence in Corryton, from 1906 to 1909; 
stated supply of the Caledonia and Washington churches, 
Tenn., for a short time in 1909; pastor of the church at Flan- 
ders, N. J., from Sept. 29, 1909, to April 11, 191 1; pastor of 
the church at Monrowton, Pa., from July 26, 191 1, to Sept. 
28, 191 5, supplying the church at Greenwood, Pa., during this 
time; stated supply of the church at Castile, N. Y., from 1916 



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to 191 7, and continued his residence in Castile until 1918. His 
last pastorate was that of the Livingston Manor Church, Pa., 
from Feb. 5, 1919, until April i, 1920. He died July 26, 1920, 
in West Sunbury, Pa., in the 45th year of his age. He was 
buried at Newton, N. J. 

He was married Oct. 7, 1914, in Newark, N. J., to Mary 
Elizabeth Crammer, who survives him. 

HENRY EDGAR GILES, 
Son of Henry Ward and Rachel Theressa (Milligan) Giles, 
was born May 5, 1883, at Roney's Point, W. Va. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church 
of Claysville, Pa., at the age of seventeen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Triadelphia High School and the 
Wheeling High School, W. Va., and under a tutor in Clays- 
ville, Pa., and he graduated from Muskingum College in 1908. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same 
year, he took the full three years' course there, graduating in 
191 1. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Wheeling, June 
27, 1910, and ordained by the same Presbytery June 19, 191 1, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the church at Newell, 
W. Va., being released from this charge in 1913. He was 
pastor of the Prospect Street Church of Ashtabula, Ohio, 
from 1913 to Sept. 16, 1919, and of the Hope Church, Port- 
land, Ore., from 1919 until his death, Aug. 16, 192 1, near 
Portland, Ore., in the 39th year of his age. He was drowned 
in Sandy River while saving one of his boy scouts. He was 
buried at East Liverpool, O. 

He was married Oct. 8, 19 13, in Leetonia, Ohio, to Mary 
Lawrence, who with one son survives him. 

FRANK EDGAR MASON, 
Son of the Rev. Edgar Cooper and Annie (Moore) Mason, 
was born July 14, 1890, in Greenville, Tenn. He made a 



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public confession of his faith in the Calvary Presbyterian 
Church of Newark, N. J., at the age of nine, and he graduated 
from Rutgers College in 1910. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1913. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Newark, April 15, 1913, and ordained by 
the same Presbytery, June 3, 1913. After this he supplied the 
church of Port Angeles, Wash., for about three months in 
1913. He then went to reside in Saranac Lake, N. Y., on ac- 
count of ill health. He resided in Toms River, N. J., from 
1914 to 1915, then in Albuquerque, N. M., to 1917; in Tucson, 
Ariz., from 1917 to 1921 and in Albuquerque, N. M., from 
September 1921 until his death in the Presbyterian Sanatorium 
of Albuquerque, Feb. 20, 1922, of tuberculosis, in the 32nd 
year of his age. He was buried at Snow Hill, Md. 

He was married July 24, 192 1, in Tucson, Ariz., to Mollie 
Jane Coulbourn, who survives him. 



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PARTIAL STUDENTS 

PETER GRAY EVANS, 

Son of Edward and Catherine (Williams) Evans, was born 
May I, 1861, in Bethesda, North Wales. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Welsh Presbyterian Church at 
the age of twelve. He studied in the Troy Conference Acade- 
my of Poultney, Vt., but did not have a college education. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1887, spending 
three years there as a partial student. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Vermont of the Welsh Presbyterian Church, 
Oct. 3, 1886, and ordained by the Synod of New York of the 
Welsh Presbyterian Church, June 4, 1891. He was pastor 
of the Welsh Presbyterian church of Dodgeville, Wis., from 
January 1891 to April 1895; pastor of the Welsh Presbyterian 
church of Jackson, Ohio, from May 1895 to July 1898; pastor 
of the Second Welsh Presbyterian Church, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 
from January 1899 to August 1900; of the Welsh Presbyterian 
church of Dodgeville, Wis., from September 1900 to Sep- 
tember 1904 and of the Welsh Presbyterian church of Scran- 
ton, Pa., from October 1904 to May 191 1. After this he 
served the following Welsh Presbyterian churches : in Mon- 
treal, Canada, from May 1913 to June 1914, and in Vancouver, 
B. C, from June 1914 to April 1916; the Lyme Valley Church, 
North Vancouver, from April 11 to Nov. 19, 1916, and the 
church at Moneta, Calif., from Oct. 14, 1917, until his death, 
July 5, 1921, in Moneta, Calif., of cerebral hemorrhage, in 
the 61 st year of his age. He was buried at Inglewood, Calif. 
He was moderator at one time of the Synod of Pennsylvania 
of the Welsh Presbyterian Church. He published a History 



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of the Welsh Churches of the Presbytery of Dodgeville, Wis., 
and a pamphlet entitled History of the Welsh Presbyterian 
Churches from the Beginning until the Present Time, 1893. 

He was married May 27, 1902, in Dodgeville, Wis., to Mar- 
garet Angelius Hughes, who survives him. 

JOHN HAMILTON COWAN, 
Son of John and Helen (Hamilton) Cowan, was born June 
II, 1872, in Pittston, Pa. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Presbyterian church of Pittston at the age of 
sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Wyom- 
ing Seminary of Kingston, Pa., and he was a student for a 
time in Princeton University, but did not complete his course. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1897 as a partial 
student remaining one year. He then spent two years as a 
partial student in Auburn Seminary. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Lackawanna, Sept. 20, 1899, and ordained by 
the Presbytery of Huntingdon, June 16, 1903, He engaged 
in missionary work under the Episcopal Church in Pennsyl- 
vania from 1901 to 1903. He was pastor of the Presbyterian 
church of Winburne, Pa., from 1903 to 1905 and of the church 
at Fairview, W. Va., from 1905 to 1908. At this time ill 
health compelled him to give up the active work of the minis- 
try. He resided in Richmond, Mo., from 1908 to 1914; then 
for three years in Kansas City, Mo. ; in Richmond again from 
1917 to 1920, and in Fulton, Mo., from 1920 until his death 
there in the State Hospital for the Insane, Oct. 30, 1921, in 
the 50th year of his age. He was buried in the Hospital 
Cemetery of Fulton, Mo. He was unmarried. 

EDWARD KINa HARDIN, D.D.. 
Son of Edward King and Ida (Clinkscales) Hardin, was born 
June 29, 1884, in Abbeville, S. C. He made a public confession 



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of his faith in the St. John's M. E. Church south of Bates- 
burg, S. C, at the age of ten. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the grade school of Batesburg and he graduated 
from Wofford College, Spartanburg, S. C, in 1904. He then 
engaged in teaching in the Carlisle Fitting School of Wofford 
College, 1904-05, and served as supply in the churches of the 
South Carolina Conference of the M. E. Church, South, from 
1905 until 1906. He was licensed to preach by the Columbia 
District Conference of the M. E. Church, South, July 14, 
1905. He came to the Seminary at Princeton in 1907 as a 
partial student remaining one year. He was admitted on 
trial as a missionary evangelist in the South Carolina Con- 
ference, Nov. 26, 1908. He supplied the Main Street M.E. 
Church of Greenwood, S.C, from June to September 1908; 
was missionary evangelist in the South Carolina Conference 
from November 1908 to September 1909; attended Vanderbilt 
University, 1909-10; supplied the St. John's M.E. Church, 
Orangeburg, S. C, from June to September 1910; was asso- 
ciate professor of Psychology and Bible in Wofford College 
from September 1910 to June 191 1; pastor of St. John's 
M.E. Church, Rock Hill, S. C, 1910-13; pastor of Mt. Ver- 
non Place M. E. Church, Washington, D. C, 1913-18, and 
pastor of the Central M. E. Church, Asheville, N. C, from 
March 1918 until his death Oct. 16, 1918, in Asheville of 
pneumonia, in the 35th year of his age. He was buried in 
Chester, S. C. He received the honorary degree of D.D. 
from Wofford College in 191 5. 

He was married June 14, 191 1, in Chester, S. C, to Kate 
Glenn, who with three sons and one daughter survives him. 



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GRADUATE STUDENTS 

CHAHLES MacPHEESON MacKEEACHEH, 
Son of Alexander and Christina (Kennedy) MacKeracher, 
was born Feb. 2, 1827, in Aberfeldy, Scotland. He was grad- 
uated from the University of Edinburgh in 1856. He took 
his theological course in the Free Church College of Edin- 
burgh. He entered the Seminary at Princeton as a graduate 
student in i860, remaining one year. He was ordained by 
the Presbytery of Brockville, Canada, Aug. 22, 1861. He 
was pastor of the churches at Gwillimbury and Bradford, 
Canada, from 1861 to 1867 and of the churches of English 
River and Howick Canada, from 1867 until his death, Aug. 5, 
1896, in Howick, in the 70th year of his age. He was buried 
at Riverfield, Canada. 

He was married Nov. 26, 1861, in West Gwillimbury, Can- 
ada, to Dolina Grant McKay, who died July 16, 1913. Three 
sons and one daughter survive him. 

JAMES LAWRENCE BROWNLEE, 
Son of Samuel Robertson and Louisa (Padgett) Brownlee, 
was born July 28, 1855, in Due West, S. C. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Associate Reformed church 
of Due West at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Preparatory Department of Erskine Col- 
lege and he graduated from that college in 1874. He then 
spent a year in teaching. The first two years of his theological 
course were spent in Erskine Theological Seminary and the 
last in Columbia Theological Seminary, from which he grad- 
uated in 1878. He entered the Seminary at Princeton as a 



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graduate student in 1879, remaining one year. He was li- 
censed, April 13, 1878, by the Presbytery of South Carolina 
and ordained by the same Presbytery, Oct. 27, 1880, being at 
the same time installed pastor of the churches at Honea Path, 
Midway and Williamston, S. C. He was released from these 
charges in April 1882. He was stated supply of the churches 
at Edwards, Brandon, Queen's Hill and Raymond, S. C, 
from 1882 to 1885 and of the First Church of Decatur, Ala., 
from 1887 to 1889. After this he was pastor of the follow- 
ing churches: First Church of Union Springs, Ala., 1889-98; 
First Church of Covington, Tenn., 1898- 1902, and of the First 
Church of Albany, Ga., 1902-12. He was pastor elect of the 
church at Madison, Ga., from 1913 until installed its pastor 
the year following and continued in this relation until 1916. 
His last pastorate was that of the church of Senatobia, Miss., 
1916-19. After this he resided in Birmingham, Ala., until his 
death there, Nov. 5, 192 1, of heart trouble in the 67th year of 
his age. He was buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery of Birming- 
ham. He published a few sermons, pamphlets and newspaper 
articles. 

He was married Nov. 17, 1880, in Marion, Ala., to Bettie 
Thomson, who with one son and four daughters survives 
him. 

STANTON OLINGER, Ph.D., 
Son of David Graham and Charlotte (Meeker) dinger, was 
born Dec. 27, 1868, in Huron, Kan. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith at the age of twelve. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Highland Academy, Kansas, and 
he graduated from the Kansas State University in 1895. He 
spent nearly two years, 1895-97, in McCormick Theological 
Seminary, and took the last year of his theological course 
in the Omaha Seminary, from which he graduated in 1898. 



202 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [1922 

He was licensed by the Presbytery of Topeka, April 13, 1898, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Council Bluffs, May 26, 
1898, being at the same time installed pastor of the church at 
Carson, Iowa, from which he was released Oct, 15, 1901. 
He was stated supply of the churches at Sharon and Mace- 
donia, Iowa, during the remainder of 1901 ; pastor of the 
church of St. Paul, Nebr., 1902-03. In the latter year he 
entered the Seminary at Princeton as a graduate student, re- 
maining one year, and received the degree of Bachelor of Di- 
vinity. He was pastor of the church at Great Bend, Kan., 
1905-07; pastor elect of the church at Coffeyville, Kan., from 
1907 until installed its pastor in 1908, remaining until 191 1, 
and pastor of the Kansas State University from September 
191 1 to June 1917. He was president of Buena Vista College, 
Storm Lake, Iowa, from 1917 to 1920, and associate secretary 
of the General Board of Education from this time until his 
death, July 24, 1921, in St. Bartholomew's Hospital, New 
York City, of uraemia, in the 53rd year of his age. He was 
buried at Topeka, Kan. He received the degree of Ph.D. from 
the University of Kansas in 1920. He was a trustee of West- 
minster Hall in Lawrence, Kan., for several years. 

He was married May 12, 1898, in Manhattan, Kan., to 
Anna Cook Cooper, with with one son and two daughters sur- 
vives him. 

CLARENCE COOPEE, 

Son of Peter and Martha (Drolenga) Cooper, was born 
Oct. 24, 1885, in Chicago, 111. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Lagrave Avenue Christian Reformed 
Church of Grand Rapids, Mich., at the age of twenty. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in the public schools 
of Chicago and in the Richard T. Crane Technical .School. 
He spent two years, 1908-10, in Calvin College. He entered 



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the Theological Seminary of the Christian Reformed Church, 
Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1910, graduating from the same in 
1914. He entered the Seminary at Princeton as a graduate 
student in the latter year, remaining one year. He then spent 
a year in graduate work in Calvin College. He was licensed 
by the Board of Trustees of Calvin College and Theological 
School in June 191 2 and ordained by the Moderator of the 
Classis of Grand Rapids East of the Reformed Church, Jan. 
4, 1917. From this time until his death he was pastor of the 
Christian Reformed Church of Willard, Ohio. He died June 
18, 1921, in Chicago, 111., after an operation in the 36th year 
of his age. He was buried at Englewood, Chicago, 111. 

He was married Dec. 12, 1916, in Englewood, Chicago, 111., 
to Jennie Meyer, who with one son and one daughter survives 
him. 

HERMAN HEYNS, 
Son of Rev. William Wijnert and Hendrika (Tien) Heyns, 
was born Nov. 16, 1889, in Allendale, Mich. He made a pub- 
lic confession of his faith in the Oakdale Christian Reformed 
Church, Grand Rapids, Mich., at the age of nineteen. He 
graduated from Calvin College in 191 1 and from the Semi- 
nary of the Christian Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, in 
1914. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in this year 
as a graduate student, remaining one year. He was licensed 
by the Zeeland Classis of the Christian Reformed Church, 
June 4, 1912, and ordained by the same Classis, Aug. 4, 1915. 
From 191 5 to 1918 he engaged in missionary work among the 
Navajo Indians for the Classis of Zeeland. He was pastor 
of the Reformed Church at Noordeloos, Mich., from 1919 to 
1920, and of the church at East Paris, Mich., from 1920 until 
his death. May 8, 192 1, in Grand Rapids after an operation 
for appendicitis, in the 32nd year of his age. He was buried 
at Grand Rapids. 



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He was married July 15, 1915, in Willard, Ohio, to Dena 
Joldersma, who with two daughters survives him. 

FRANK De ROOS, 
Son of Gerlof and Theresa (Rypstra) De Roos, was born 
Aug. 20, 1890, in Franeker, Netherlands. He was brought to 
this country in 1894 to Springfield, S. D. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Reformed church of Spring- 
field at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Preparatory Department of Hope College, and 
he graduated from Hope College in 1916. His theological 
course was taken in the Western Theological Seminary at 
Holland, Mich., from which he graduated in 1919. Entering 
the Seminary at Princeton in this year as a graduate student, 
he remained one year. He was licensed by the Classis of 
Dakota of the Reformed Church, June 23, 1920, and ordained 
by the Classis of Michigan, July 20, 1920, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the Bethany Reformed Church of 
Kalamazoo, Mich., serving this church until his death, Aug. 
10, 1921, in the Methodist State Hospital of Mitchell, S. D., 
after an operation for appendicitis, in the 31st year of his 
age. He was buried at Springfield, S. D. 

He was married June 9, 1920, in Overisel, Mich., to Ruth 
Veldhuis, who with one daughter survives him. 



INDEX 

PAGE 

Alexander, Joseph Kirkwood I74 

Annin, William Alexander 190 

Bachman, Robert, Jr 193 

Ballantyne, James 182 

Blayney, Francis Stockton i77 

Boyd, John Hardgrove 185 

Brooks, Peter Haverly 157 

Brownlee, James Lawrence 200 

Cassat, David William 168 

Cooper, Clarence 202 

Cowan, John Hamilton 198 

CuLP, Daniel Wallace I7S 

Curtis, Augustus Elisha 168 

Dalzell, Charles 191 

Davison, Robert Allen 158 

Day, William James 159 

Dean, Benjamin Angier i6o 

De Roos, Frank 204 

Dugan, George 192 

Edwards, Rees W 186 

Evans, Peter Gray 197 

Farrar, James McNall 171 

Fisher, Charles MacQueen i79 

Freeman, John Newton 166 

Gallagher, George Washington 173 

Giles, Henry Edgar 195 

Greene, Joseph Milton 167 

Greigg, David Butchard 188 

Halsey, Abram Woodruff 180 

Hardin, Edward King 198 

Heyns, Herman 203 

Kerr, John Thompson 181 

Landis, Henry Mohr 187 

Leutzinger, Henry 163 

205 



206 INDEX 

LipPE, Charles Frederick William 164 

Long, Abram Worman 170 

McElroy, Solomon Clarke 162 

MacKeracher, Charles MacPherson 200 

Mason, Frank Edgar 195 

Mateer, Robert McChevne 178 

Mershon, Albert Lincoln 190 

Morgan, Morgan John 188 

Nassau, Robert Hamill 155 

Olinger, Stanton 201 

Patterson, Isaac Matheson 156 

Roberts, William Dayton 170 

Simonton, James Snodgrass 154 

Still, Josiah 184 

Stokes, John Dunlap 165 

Strubel, Clarence Emmanuel 194 

Webb, Samuel Green 183 

Wicker, James McIver 189 

Woodbrldge, William Gould 176 

Wyckoff, Joseph Campbell 163 



NECROLOGICAL REPORT 

PRESENTED TO THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

OF PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL 

SEMINARY 

AT ITS ANNUAL MEETING 

May 8th, 1923 



By the Editor 



2o8 [1923 

NOTICE 

The Editor of the Necrological Reports earnestly soHcits 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. 



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



OFFICERS OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

FOR THE YEAR 1923-1924 

Rev. Stuart Nye Hutchison, D.D., '03, President. 

Rev. Charles L. Candee, D.D., '98, Vice-President. 

Rev. Robert M. Russell, Jr., '15, Secretary. 

Rev. Prof. Charles R. Erdman, D.D., '91, Treasurer. 

Rev. Clarence G. Reynolds, D.D., '84, 

Mr. Delavan L. Pierson, '94, \ / .-idditional Members 

Rev. Edward J. Russell, '04, ( ) of the 

Rev. Karl P. Miller, '14, ) {Executive Committee. 



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ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

OF PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 



Princeton, N. J., May 8, 1923. 
The Alumni Association met for luncheon in Stuart Hall at 
12 .-45 p.m., with the President, the Reverend Henry B. Master, 
D.D., '98, in the chair. A blessing was asked by the Rev. Wal- 
lace Radcliffe, Ph.D., D.D., LL.D., of the Class of '66. After 
luncheon the Association was called to order for a business ses- 
sion. The Association was favored by a selection from the Semi- 
nary chorus. 

The Executive Committee recommended the election of the 
following officers for the ensuing year, and they were duly 
elected : 

President — Rev. Stuart Nye Hutchison, D.D., '03 
Vice-President — Rev. Charles L. Candee, D.D., '98 
Secretary — Rev. Robert M. Russell, Jr., '15 
Treasurer — Rev. Charles R. Erdman, D.D., '91 
Additional members of the Executive Committee — Rev. Clar- 
ence G. Reynolds, D.D., '84; Mr. Delavan L. Pierson, '94; Rev. 
Edward J. Russell, '04; Rev. Karl Palmer Miller, '14. 

The Rev. Charles R. Erdman, D.D., '91, offered the report of 
the Treasurer, which was accepted. 

The Rev. Stuart Nye Hutchison, D.D., newly elected Presi- 
dent of the Association, was introduced. 



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The Rev. J. Ross Stevenson, D.D., LL.D., President of the 
Seminary, addressed the Association. 

The Rev. Professor John D. Davis, D.D., LL.D., '83, ad- 
dressed the Association. 

The Rev. Professor George L. Robinson, Ph.D., D.D., LL.D., 
'93, addressed the Association. 

The Rev. George Alexander, D.D., '70, pronounced the bene- 
diction. 

The meeting adjourned. 

Robert M. Russell, Jr. 

Secretary. 



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211 



ABSTRACT OF THE NECROLOGICAL 
REPORT 

The Report for the year ending March 31, 1923, contains notices of 
fifty-five former students of the Seminary. Seven of these died in previ- 
ous years, but the fact of their death did not come to the attention of 
the Editor in time for an earher Report. 

Of the fifty-five the oldest was the Rev. John H. Morron, D.D., of the 
class of 1862, who died at the age of eighty-seven years and six months. 
Fourteen others had passed their eightieth year, and fifteen their seven- 
tieth year. The youngest died at the age of twenty-six years and six 
months. The average age of the fifty-five was sixty-seven years, eight 
months and twenty-eight days. The average confessional age was eighteen 
years and two months. 

The Report contains the following names : 

ALUMNI 

CLASS 

1861. Smith Curtis 

1862. John Herschel Morron, D.D. 

1864. Joseph Clark Kelly 

1865. James McGregor Alexander, D.D. 
John R. Fisher 
James Michael Nourse 

1868. Matthew Henry Calkins, D.D. 
Frank Thompson 

1869. Perez Dickinson Cowan 
Jacob Barnes Krewson 
William Stewart Cross Webster, D.D. 

1870. Ira Seymour Dodd 

1871. Robert Christie, D.D. 
Archibald McCullagh, D.D., LL.D. 
Edwin Smith, D.D. 

1872. Edward Payson Elcock 

1873. James Macdonald Denton 
William Luther Findley 



died 



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Oliver Cromwell AIorse, D.D. 
W'iNFiELD Scott Stites 

1874. Samuel Mustard Perry 
Alexander Green Van Cleve 

1875. RoswELL Randall Hoes 

1876. Moses Fuller Paisley 

1879. James Morrison Barkley, D.D., LL.D. 
William Andrew Hunter, D.D. 
William McNile Porter 

1880. George Porter Wilson, D.D. 

1881. John P. Moffat, D.D. 

1882. James Luther Deeper, D.D. 
Robert Morrison 

1884. James Buchanan Clark 
Alexander McTavish 
Thomas Corwin Smith, D.D. 
David Wills, D.D. 

1889. Samuel John McClenaghan 

1890. Samuel Polk ► 

1891. William John Brown Edgar 

1892. Denton William Brannen, D.D. 
George Coulson 

1895. Edward Hays Lyle, Ph.D. 
1900. William Heberton Liggett 
1902. Eliphalet Bradford Terry 
1907. Lloyd Annesley Joseph 

Leonard Walker Matthews 

191 8. William Bowen Bruere 

1919. Thomas Derby Carey 

GRADUATE STUDENTS 

1866-1867. Alexander MacLennan 

1885-1886. James Duncan Ferguson 

1905-1906. Edmund Janes Gwynn 

1909- 1910. Ainsworth Hope 

1913-1914. PiETER Cornelius Hitchcock 

1914-1915. James Kelley Argo 

1916-1917. Robert Ewixg Willson 

1920-1921. Sadao Fujisawa 



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ALUMNI 



SMITH CURTIS, Es^., 

Son of John and Elsie (Jones) Curtis, was bom Dec. 21, 1834, 
in Sherburne, N. Y. He made a pubHc confession of his faith in 
the Congregational church of Sherburne at the age of fifteen. 
His preparatory studies were pursued in the Franklin Seminary, 
New York, and he graduated from Union College in 1858. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton the same year, remaining 
one year. He completed his theological course in Union Theo- 
logical Seminary, New York, from which he graduated in 1861. 
He was licensed by a Congregational Council in New York City 
in 1861, and ordained by a Congregational Council in Columbus, 
Ohio, Jan. 16, 1862. He was stated supply of the Presbyterian 
church of Fostoria, Ohio, 1862-63; was an evangelist and teach- 
er in Fostoria 1863-64; he engaged in teaching in Georgetown 
and Beaver, Pa., 1868-72. After this he was editor and pro- 
prietor of the Argus and Radical, 1872-73, and 1880-1919. He 
was also during this period for a time editor of the following 
papers : The Rochester Daily Argus, the Daily Radical of Bea- 
ver Falls, and the Weekly Journal of Beaver Falls. His resi- 
dence was in Beaver, Pa., until his death there, March 25, 1921, 
in the 87th year of his age. 

He was married March i, 1865, in Georgetown, Pa., to Isa- 
dore M. Calhoon, who died Feb. 29, 1904. 

JOHN HERSCHEL MORRON, D.D., 

Son of Allen and Submit Flag (Tufts) Morron, was born July 
30, 1835, in Wardsboro, Vt. He made a public confession of his 



214 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [1923 

faith in the Central Presbyterian Church of Buffalo, N. Y., at 
the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Yates Academy, Orleans County, N. Y., and at the Academy at 
Clinton, N, Y., and he graduated from Hamilton College in 
1859, receiving the degree of A.M. in 1862. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1859, taking the full three years' 
course there and graduating in 1862. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Buffalo City, June 25, 1863, and ordained by the 
same Presbytery, June 18, 1863. ^^ ^^'^s stated supply of the 
church at Pompey Hill, N. Y., from October 1862 to October 
1863 ; stated supply of the church at Brockport, N. Y., from Oc- 
tober 1863 to March 1864, and of the First Church of Peoria, 
111., from March 1864 until installed its pastor, Oct. 11, 1865. 
He was released from this charge Oct. 11, 1870. He served the 
Fourth Church, Indianapolis, Ind., as pastor elect from January 
1871 to January 1873. From this time until his death he sup- 
plied ocasionally churches in St. Paul, Minn., Des Moines, Iowa, 
and Chicago, 111. From 1902 to 191 1 he was chaplain of the 
Illinois State Reformatory at Pontiac. He resided in Peoria, 111., 
until his death there, Feb. 8, 1923, of pneumonia, in the 88th 
year of his age. He was buried in Peoria. He received the honor- 
ary degree of D.D. from Hamilton College in 1904. He published 
several sermons and addresses. 

He was married Oct. 18, 1866, in Peoria, 111., to Eleanor M. 
Reynolds, who died in 1914. One son and one daughter sur- 
vive him. 

JOSEPH CLARK KELLY, 

Son of Joseph and Ann Bryson (Stewart) Kelly, was born 
March 31, 1838, in Spruce Hill, Pa. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Lower Tusca- 
rora, Pa., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Tuscarora Academy and he graduated from Jef- 



1923] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 21 5 

ferson College in 1859. He then spent two years in reading law 
in the office of Edwin S. Doty in Mifflintown, Pa. The first year 
of his theological course was spent in the Western Theological 
Seminary at Allegheny, Pa., from 1861 to 1862. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in the latter year, completing his course 
there and graduating in 1864. He was licensed by the Presby- 
tery of Huntingdon, June 17, 1864, and ordained by the Presby- 
tery of Winnebago, Feb. 14, 1865, beingat the same time installed 
pastor of the church at Cambria, Wis., which he had been serv- 
ing as pastor elect since September 1864. He was released from 
this charge June 11, 1867. His other pastorates were: Neenah, 
Wis., from Dec. 10, 1867, to Jan. 4, 1870; Spruce Creek, Pa., 
from June 15, 1870, to Dec. 9, 1890, and Williamsburg, Pa., 
from Jan. 13, 1891, to April 11, 1907. He resided in Vander- 
grift, Pa., from 1907 to 1913, and after that in Sunbury, Pa., 
until his death there. May 5, 1922, of chronic myocarditis, in 
the 85th year of his age. He was buried at Williamsburg, Pa. 
He published "Westminster Standards," "Calvinism Freedom's 
Friend," and other historic addresses. 

He was married April 18, 1866, in Kilbourn City, Wis., to 
Mary Gertrude Weber, who died Feb. 5, 1907. 

JAMES McGregor Alexander, d.d., 

Son of James and Elizabeth (McGregor) Alexander, was born 
April 8, 1840, in Bridgeport, Ohio. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Washington, Ohio, at 
the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Miller Academy of Washington and in the Lindsey Institute of 
Wheeling, W. Va., and he graduated from Washington 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 Presbytery of St. Clairsville, 
April 27, 1865, and ordained an evangelist by the same Presby- 



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tery, June 20, 1865, having devoted himself to the work of 
foreign missions in India. He was stationed at Allahabad from 
1865 to 1869; at Mynpoorie from 1869 to 1882; again at Alla- 
habad from 1883 to 1900 and at Fatehpur from 1900 to 1901, 
At this time he returned to this country. He resided in Oakland, 
Calif., from 1902 to 1903, in Los Gatos, Calif., from 1903 to 
1904, supplying the church at Lakeside, Calif., in the latter year, 
and in Delta, Pa., from 1905 to 1906. He returned to California, 
residing in Los Angeles, Long Beach, and again in Los Angeles, 
from 1920 until his death. He died Sept. 8, 1922, in Hollywood, 
Calif., of paralysis, in the 83rd year of his age. He was buried 
at Long Beach, Calif. He received the honorary degree of D.D. 
from Richmond College, Ohio, in 1896. He was a commissioner 
to the General Assembly in 1902. He published various tracts in 
the Hindustani language. He was honorary secretary of the 
North India Tract Society in Allahabad from 1886 to 1889, and 
Secretary of the British and Foreign Bible Society in Allahabad 
in 1899. He was Treasurer of the Furrukhabad Mission from 
1886 to 1896, and from 1897 to 1901. 

He was married Sept. 21, 1865, in Steubenville, Ohio, to 
Susan Potter Alexander, who with one son survives him. 

JOHN R. FISHER, 

Son of Gerret Wendell and Eunice (Sherman) Fisher, was 
born June 17, 1839, i^ Cambridge, N. Y. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the United Presbyterian church of Cam- 
bridge at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Washington Academy of Cambridge. He spent 
one and one half years in Williams College, 1860-61. He was 
principal of the Putnam Academy, New York, from 1861 to 
1862, and then spent four months in theological studies. He en- 
tered the Seminary at Princeton in 1862, remaining three years. 
He was licensed by the United Presbyterian Presbytery of Ar- 



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gyle, May 2, 1865, and ordained by the same Presbytery, June 14, 
1866, being at the same time installed pastor of the United 
Presbyterian church of Hebron, N. Y., which he had been serv- 
ing as stated supply since May 1865. He was released from this 
charge June 14, 1874. He was pastor of the Second Presbyterian 
Churchof Jersey City, N.J. , from July 14, 1874, to Dec. 21, 1883, 
and of the First Church of South Orange, N. J., from Jan. 5, 
1884, to May 7, 1893. He supplied the Brick Church of East 
Orange from May to October 1893. After this he resided in 
Newark, N. J., where he organized a mission church in which 
he worked until his retirement on account of his wife's health. 
During the rest of his life his residence in the winter was in 
Denver, Colo., and in the summer in Cambridge, N. Y. He died 
Feb. 26, 1923, in Denver, of apoplexy, in the 84th year of his 
age. He was buried in Woodland Cemetery, Cambridge, N. Y. 
He published "In Memoriam. Samuel Fletcher Pierson," 1890. 
He was married June 2, 1863, in Benson, Vt., to Laura E. 
Joy, who died May 28, 1907. One son and one daughter survive 
him. 

JAMES MICHAEL NOURSE, 

Son of James and Sarah North (Harvey) Nourse, was born 
May 14, 1840, in Milroy, Pa. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Brainerd Presbyterian Church at Easton, Pa., at 
the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the Central Academy of Washington, D. C, and in the Milroy 
Academy, Pennsylvania, and he graduated from Lafayette Col- 
lege in 1862. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of 
the same year, he took the full three years' course there, gradu- 
ating in 1865. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Hunting- 
don, April 12, 1865, and ordained an evangelist by the Presby- 
tery of Parkersburg, Oct. 21, 1866. He engaged in work as a 
home missionary at Mill Creek, W. Va., from June 1865 to 



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December 1866; was stated supply of the churches of Bethel 
and Sistersville, W. Va., from January 1867 to July 1870; was 
pastor of the churches of Hughes River and Pennsboro, W. Va., 
from 1870 to 1874; pastor of the church at Athens, Ohio, from 
1874 to 1881 ; pastor of the church at Middleport, Ohio, from 
1881 to 1883; pastor of the church at Darnestown, Md., from 
1883 to 1885, being also during this time principal of the Darnes- 
town Academy ; pastor of the church at Alexandria, Va., from 1885 
to 1890; pastor of the Madison Avenue Church of Elizabeth, 
N.J., from Jan. 23, 1890, to Oct. 4, 1893 ;missionary of the Fourth 
Church Chapel of Washington, D. C, from April 1894 to April 
1895, and pastor of the church at Manassas, Va., from April 17, 
1895, to Oct. 4, 1898. He was dean of New Windsor College, 
Maryland, from 1898 to 1899 and its president from 1899 to 
1902. He labored as stated supply of various churches in the 
Presbytery of Washington City from 1902 to 1908. After this 
he was pastor of the church at Vienna, Va., from Jan. 5, 1908, 
to Oct. 5, 1914, and stated supply of the Lewinsville Church of 
Alexandria, Va., from 1914 to 1918. He then was honorably 
retired from active service and resided in Westminster, Md., 
until his death there, Nov. 23, 1922, of cerebral hemorrhage, in 
the 83rd year of his age. He was buried at Absecon, N. J. He 
was permanent clerk of the Synod of Baltimore from 1906 to 
191 1, and was a commissioner to the General Assembly four 
times. He was chaplain of the Southeastern Ohio Insane Asylum 
at Athens, Ohio, during his pastorate there. He was superin- 
tendent of the Athens County Children's Home and of the Meigs 
County Children's Home during his pastorate in Middleport, 
Ohio. He was chaplain of the Sons of the American Revolution 
and of the Masonic Lodge at Westminster, Md. 

He was married May 18, 1865, in Port Republic, N. J., to 
Sarah Frances Blackman, who died June 18, 1914. Two sons 
and three daughters survive him. 



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MATTHEW HENRY CALKINS, D.D., 

Son of Calvin Pardee and Betsy (Smith) Calkins, was born 
March 15, 1842, in Ballston, N. Y. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Ballston Centre Presbyterian church at the 
age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Charlton Academy, New York, and he graduated from Prince- 
ton 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 Albany, June 12, 1867, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Raritan, Aug. 20, 1868, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the church at Solebury, Pa. He was released from this charge 
April 28, 1873. He was pastor of the Second (Central) Church 
of New Castle, Pa., from June 25, 1873, to May 28, 1899, and 
of the churches at Mifflinburg and Buffalo, Pa., from Oct. 4, 
1900, to April 15, 1918. During this pastorate he supplied the 
church of Hartleton, Pa., from 1900 to 1918, and the church 
of New Berlin from 191 5 to 1918. He was honorably retired 
in 1918 and continued his residence in Mifflinburg until 
his death there, Sept. 20, 1922, in the 8ist year of his age. He 
was buried at New Castle, Pa. He received the honorary degree 
of D.D, from Grove City College in 1892. He was a commis- 
sioner to the General Assembly in 1880, 1891, 1894, 1903, and 
1918. During the Civil War he was agent for the Sanitary Com- 
mission with Sherman's Army from April to July 1864. 

He was twice married: (i) June 9, 1868, in Charlton, N. Y., 
to Anna Maria Cavert, who died May 28, 1896; (2) Dec. 23, 
1897, in New Castle, Pa., to Mary Elizabeth Barnett, who sur- 
vives him. 

FRANK THOMPSON, 

Son of Launcelot and Elizabeth (Tuck) Thompson, was born 
Dec. 14, 1835, in Knapton Wood, Queen's Co., Ireland. He made 



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a public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church 
of Cohoes, N. Y., at the age of twenty-two. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the pubHc school of Cohoes, N. Y., and 
in the Burr and Burton Seminary of Manchester, Vt., and he 
graduated from Williams College in 1865. He entered the Sem- 
inary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, remaining only 
a short time. He spent the remainder of the first year of his 
theological course in Union Seminary, New York, and then 
spent the following year in Hartford Theological Seminary. He 
was licensed by the Hampden East Congregational Association, 
May 7, 1867, and ordained by the same Association, Nov. 12, 
1868. He was chaplain of the Y. M. C. A. in Springfield, Mass., 
■from October 1867 to May 1868, and then supplied for a time 
the Congregational church in Russell, Mass. He was pastor of 
the Foreign Congregational Church of Hilo, Hawaii, from Feb. 
I, 1869, to June 10, 1874; pastor of the First Congregational 
Church of Windham, Conn., from June 8, 1875, to Nov. 23, 1880; 
pastor of the Congregational church of Wilton, Conn., from 
Feb. 22, 1881, to Nov. 7, 1883; chaplain of the American Sea- 
men Friends Society at Valparaiso, Chile, from Dec. 8, 1883, to 
March 31, 1906, and after this continued his residence in Val- 
paraiso as chaplain emeritus until 191 3. He returned to this 
country, residing in Ansonia, Conn., from 1913 until his death 
there, Sept. 26, 1922, in the 87th year of his age. He was buried 
in Ansonia. He was a member of the Masonic Order. He pub- 
lished the "History of the Seamen's Mission, Port of Valpa- 
raiso" in 1897. 

He was married Feb. 19, 1862, in Lansingburgh, N. Y., to 
Louisa Esther Deitz, who died Nov. 29, 1914. Two daughters 
survive him. 



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PEREZ DICKINSON COWAN, 

Son of James Harvey and Lucinda Foster (Dickinson) Cowan, 
was born Dec. 26, 1843, i" Knoxville, Tenn. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of 
Knoxville at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in Knoxville under Professor Milford C. Butler and 
in the Preparatory Department of East Tennessee University, 
and he graduated from Amherst College in 1866. He took the 
first year of his theological course in Union Seminary, New 
York, 1866-67, and his second year, 1867-68, in the Seminary 
at Princeton. Returning to Union Seminary, he completed his 
course there graduating in 1869. He was licensed by the Fourth 
Presbytery of New York, April 6, 1868, and ordained an evan- 
gelist by the same Presbytery, April 5, 1869. He was stated sup- 
ply of the church at Rogers ville, Tenn., from July 1869 tO' July 
1872, and of the church at New Market, Tenn., from July 1869 
to August 1871. He was president of the Female College of 
Rogersville, Tenn., from September 1871 to July 1872. He was 
stated supply of the church at Jonesboro, Tenn., from December 
1872 to December 1877. During this time he was editor of The 
Record, afterwards the Tennessee Presbyter, from Jan. 1873 
to Jan. 1875. He served the Congregational church of Wellesley, 
Mass., as pastor-elect, from Nov. 1878 until installed its pastor, 
April 9, 1879, and was released from this charge June 30, 1890. 
He then resided in Falmouth, Mass., until 1892. He was pastor 
of the Presbyterian church of Canastota, N. Y., from Oct. 11, 
1892, to June 4, 1906. After this he resided in Summit, N. J, 
until his death there, Feb. 10, 1923, of pneumonia, in the 80th 
year of his age. He was buried in Knoxville, Tenn. He received 
the degree of A.M. from East Tennessee University in 1870. 
He published sermons, historical and other addresses and maga- 
zine articles. He was a member of the Executive Committee of 
the Massachusetts Home Missionary Society from 1887 to 1890. 



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He was married Oct. 26, 1870, in Knoxville, Tenn., to Mar- 
garet Elizabeth Rhea, who with one son and one daughter sur- 
vives him. 

JACOB BARNES KREWSON, 

Son of John and Sarah Ann (Barnes) Krewson, was born Nov. 
3, 1838, in Moreland Township, Montgomery County, Pa. He 
made a pubhc confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church 
of Abington, Pennsylvania, at the age of twenty. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued in the Tennent School, near Harts- 
ville. Pa., and he graduated from Princeton University in 1866. 
Entering the seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, 
he took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1869. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia Second, 
April 22, 1868, and ordained by the same Presbytery, May 20, 
1869, being at the same time installed pastor of the Forestville 
church with his postoffice at Forest Grove, Pa. He was released 
from this charge Jan. 9, 1912, after the unusually long pastorate 
of forty-three years. This was his only charge. He was made 
pastor emeritus and continued his residence in Forest Grove. 
He died Sept. 19, 1922, in Doylestown, Pa., of dilation of the 
heart, in the 84th year of his age. He was buried in the church 
cemetery at Forest Grove, Pa. 

He was married Nov. 3, 1869, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Mary 
Alice Ward, who died Dec. 18, 1920. Two sons and five daugh- 
ters survive him. 

WILLIAM STEWART CROSS WEBSTER, D.D., 

Son of Rev. Richard and Elizabeth (Cross) Webster, was born 
Sept. 12, 1844, in Baltimore, Md. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Mauch Chunk, Pa., at 
the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
Mauch Chunk and he graduated from Princeton University in 



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1864. He then spent two years as a private tutor. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1866, he took the full three years' 
course there, graduating in 1869. He was licensed by the Presby- 
tery of Luzerne, April 28, 1869, and then supplied the church 
at Paris, Ky., for one year. He was ordained by the Presbytery 
of Lehigh, March 19, 1872, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the church at Weatherly, Pa., from which he was 
released Aug. 5, 1875. During the next year he labored as an 
evangelist in Elizabeth, N. J. After this he was pastor of the 
following churches : Port Jefferson, L. L, N. Y., from May 9, 
1877, to April 6, 1885 ; IsHp, L. L, from July 29, 1885, to June 
30, 1897, and of the Reformed church of Bronxville, N. Y., 
from September 15, 1897, to July i, 1903. He then resided in 
Mauch Chunk, Pa., for the next two years. He was pastor of 
the Presbyterian church of Andover, N. J., from April 6, 1905, 
to Nov. 7, 1910, and stated supply of the church at Remsen- 
burg, L. L, from April 191 1 to September 1921, when he was 
honorably retired from active service. From that time he resided 
in Wayne, N. J., until his death there, June 4, 1922, in the 78th 
year of his age. He was buried at Islip, L. L, N. Y. He received 
the honorary degree of D.D. from Emporia College in 1895. He 
was a commissioner to the General Assembly in 1881, 1892 and 
1909. He was a frequent contributor to the religious press, es- 
pecially as a reviewer of books. He was Recording Secretary of 
the Long Island Bible Society from 1885 to 1886 and its Corre- 
sponding Secretary from 1886 to 1897. 

He was married Oct. 21, 1875, in Reading, Pa., to Harriet 
Elizabeth Ripley, who with two sons and three daughters sur- 
vive him. 

IRA SEYMOUR DODD, 

Son of Moses Woodruff and Rachel (Hoe) Dodd, was born 
March 2, 1842, in Bloomfield, N. J. He made a public confession 



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of his faith in the Presbyterian Church of Bloomfield at the age 
of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Bloom- 
field Academy and he graduated from Yale University in 1867. 
He then took the first year of his theological course in the Semi- 
nary at Princeton, 1867-68, and the second year in Union Semi- 
nary, New York. Returning to Princeton in 1869, he completed 
his course there graduating in 1870. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Newark, Dec. 22, 1869, and ordained an evangelist 
by the same Presbytery, May 11, 1870. He was stated supply of 
the church at Garnett, Kan., from July 1870 until installed its 
pastor, April 8, 1871, and was released from this charge April 5, 
1872. He was pastor of the church at Winnebago City, Minn., 
from October 1872 to October 1881, and stated supply of the 
Riverdale Church, New York City, from May 1882, until in- 
stalled its pastor, June 12, 1883, and was released from this 
charge Nov. 13, 1916, when he was retired as pastor emeritus. 
He continued his residence in New York City. He died Aug. 3, 
1922, in Wakefield, R. I., of heart trouble, in the 81 st year of 
his age. He was buried in the Mount Hebron Cemetery, Upper 
Montclair, N. J. During the Civil War he served as First Ser- 
geant of Company F, 26th N. J. Regiment in the campaigns of 
Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. He published the follow- 
ing: "A Lesson from the Upper Room," 1895; ' The Song of 
the Rappahannock," 1898; "The Brother and the Brotherhood," 
1908, and was editor of the "Riverdale Hymn Book," 1912. He 
also published articles in the religious papers and magazines. 

He was married April 28, 1870, in Manlius, N. Y., to Louise 
Storm Morley, who with one son and two daughters suvives 
him. 

ROBERT CHRISTIE, D.D., LL.D., 

Son of Robert and Mary (Dobbie) Christie, was born Sept. 20, 
1837, in St. Ninians, Scotland. He made a public confession of 



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his faith in the Presbyterian church of LithopoHs, Ohio, at the 
age of twenty. His preparatory studies were pursued in Litho- 
poHs and in the Normal School of Lebanon, Ohio, and he grad- 
uated from Miami University in 1866. During the next four 
years he was principal of the Preparatory Department of Miami 
University. He studied theology during three summer sessions 
in Danville Seminary, 1868-70. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1870, graduating in 1871. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Dayton, June 13, 1871, and ordained by the Pres- 
bytery of Louisville, May 8, 1872. He was stated supply of the 
church in Shelbyville, Ky., after his graduation until installed 
its pastor, May 8, 1872, and was released Dec. 24, 1873. He was 
pastor of the Second Church of Lexington, Ky., 1874-79 ; of the 
College Street Church, Louisville, Ky., 1879-85, and of the 
House of Hope Church, St. Paul, Minn., 1885-92. He was pro- 
fessor of Didactic and Polemic Theology in the Western Theo- 
logical Seminary from 1892 to 1912, and professor of Apolo- 
getics in the same Seminary from 1912 until his death, Jan. 8, 
1923, in Pittsburgh, Pa., of apoplexy, in the 86th year of his 
age. He was buried in Frankfort, Ky. He received the honorary 
degree of D.D. from Hanover College in 1882, and that of 
LL.D. from Washington and Jefferson College in 1902. He was 
moderator of the Synod of Kentucky in 1878 and vice-moder- 
ator of the General Assembly of 1892. He was a trustee of 
Centre College, Kentcky, from 1879 to 1885. He never relin- 
quished his Scottish citizenship. 

He was married July 26, 1882, in Frankfort, Ky., to Pauline 
Clay Watson, who with two sons and one daughter survives him. 

ARCHIBALD McCULLAGH, D.D., LL.D., 

Son of Archibald and Jane (Jenkinson) McCullagh, was born 
Jan. 2, 1842, in KildartQn, Count)' Armagh, Ireland. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the Mariners Church, New 



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York City, at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued under the private tuition of the Rev. Spencer K. Finney 
in New York City, and he graduated from Princeton University 
in 1868. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the 
same year, he took the full three years' course there, graduating 
in 187 1. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New York, April 
13, 1870, and ordained by the Presbytery of Philadelphia North, 
May 4, 1871, being at the same time installed pastor of the Sec- 
ond Church of Germantown, Philadelphia, from which he was 
released March 4, 1878. He was pastor of the Ross Street 
Church, Brooklyn, N. Y., from April 23, 1878, to Oct. i, 1890, 
and of the Plymouth Congregational Church, Worcester, Mass., 
from October 1890 to Jan. i, 1900. He continued his residence 
in W^orcester until his death there, Dec. 12, 1922, of a blood 
clot, in the 8ist year of his age. He was buried in Hope Ceme- 
tery, W^orcester, Mass. He received the honorary degree of D.D. 
from the University of New York in 1885 and that of LL.D. 
from Washburn College, Kansas, in 1905. He travelled exten- 
sively in Asia, Africa, Europe, Central America and the West 
Indies. He published : "Beyond the Stars ; or Human Life in 
Heaven," 1887, and ''The Peerless Prophet; or Life and Times 
of John the Baptist," 1888, besides numerous sermons and ad- 
dresses. 

He was married three times: (i) Dec. 16, 1869, in Philadel- 
phia, Pa., to Ella Steen Kerr, who died March 15, 1887; (2) 
May 1889, in New York City, to Dolores Pritchard, who died 
Sept. 13, 1894; (3) Dec. 16, 1897, in Worcester, Mass., to Abbie 
Louise Sumner, who died April 7, 1916. Two sons and one 
daughter by his first wife survive him. 

EDWIN SMITH, D.D., 

Son of Daniel C. and Elizabeth (Dunlop) Smith, was born 
March 9, 1847, i" Truro, Nova Scotia. He made a public confes- 



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sion of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Truro at 
the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Truro Model School, and he graduated from Dalhousie College, 
Halifax, in 1867. He then spent a year as a clerk in a store. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1868, taking the full three 
years' course there and graduating in 1871. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Truro in May 1871, and ordained by the same 
Presbytery, Oct. 7, 1871, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the churches of Middle Stewiacke and Brookfield, N. S., be- 
ing released from these charges Aug. 6, 1893. He was pastor of 
the church of Middle Musquodoboit, N. S., from 1894 to 1910. 
After this he resided in Truro, St. Andrews, and in Hamilton, 
Bermuda. In 191 5 he retired from active service and resided in 
Halifax, N. S., until 1919, and then in Vancouver, B. C, until 
his death there, Nov. 21, 1922, in the 76th year of his age. He 
was buried in the Ocean View Cemetery of Vancouver. He re- 
ceived tt\p honorary degree of D.D. from the Presbyterian Col- 
lege of Halifax in 1904. He was moderator of the Maritime 
Synod of the Presbyterian Church of Canada in 1907. He was 
a member of the Foreign Mission Board of the Presbyterian 
Church of Canada for some years. His ministerial jubilee was 
celebrated in 192 1 by the Presbytery of Westminster. 

He was married July 5, 1882, in New Glasgow, N. S., to 
Margaret K. Mcintosh, who with three sons and two daughters 
survives him. 

EDW^ARD PAYSON ELCOCK, 

Son of the Rev. Thomas and Elizabeth Howard (Moody) El- 
cock, w^as born Aug. 20, 1847, ""^ Covington, Ohio. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church 
of Decatur, Ind., at the age of seventeen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Vermillion Institute of Hayesville, 
Ohio, and he graduated from Washington and Jefferson Col- 






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lege in 1869. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of 
the same year, he took full three years' course there, graduating 
in 1872. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Lima, May 9, 

1871, and ordained by the Presbytery of New Castle, May 7, 

1872, being at the same time installed pastor of the church of 
Port Deposit, Md., from which he was released July i, 1873. 
After this he served the following churches : stated supply at 
B ridge ville, Del., from August 1873 to August 1875 ; pastor- 
elect at Galion, Ohio, from August 1875 until installed its pastor, 
April 26, 1876, being released October 1895; pastor at Belle 
Center, Ohio, from October 1895 to September 1903 ; pastor of 
the Arundel Avenue Church, Emporia, Kans., 1903-07; pastor 
of the Oak Street Church, Wichita, Kans., 1907-10; pastor of 
the First Church, Kingman, Kans., 1911-13, and pastor of the 
First Church, Conway Springs, Kans., 19 14-18. He was then 
honorably retired from active service and resided in Wichita, 
Kans., until his death there, May 4, 1922, of cancer of the 
stomach, in the 75th year of his age. He was buried in Wichita. 
He at one time declined the degree of LL.D. from Gale College, 
Wisconsin. He was for a time stated clerk of the Presbytery of 
Emporia and of the Presbytery of Wichita. He was a commis- 
sioner to the General Assembly of 1901. 

He was married Oct. 15, 1884, in Akron, Ohio, to Mary Helen 
Sill, who with three sons and three daughters survives him. 

JAMES MACDONALD DENTON, 

Son of William Ludlum and Lydia (Ludlum) Denton, was born 
Jan. 4, 1846, in Jamaica, 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 Union 
Hall Academy, Jamaica, and he graduated from the University 
of the City of New York in 1870. 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 1873. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Nassau, April 15, 1873, ^^^ ordained by the Pres- 
bytery of Monmouth, Nov. 25, 1873, being at the same time in- 
stalled pastor of the church of Forked River, N. J., from which 
he was released Oct. 6, 1875. He was stated supply of the Forked 
River and Bamegat churches. New Jersey, from October 1875 
to October 1880, and of the church at Ocean Beach, N. J., from 
October 1880 to June 1883. He was pastor of the Ocean Beach 
(Belmar) church,N.J., from June 14, i883,to Apr.9, i889,andof 
the church at Yaphank, N. Y., from May 15, 1889, to Oct. i, 1921. 
He was then made pastor emeritus and honorably retired from 
active service, continuing his residence in Yaphank until 1922, 
and then resided in Jamaica, N. Y., from that time until his 
death there, Jan. 15, 1923, of Bright's disease, in the 78th year 
of his age. He was buried in the Prospect Cemetery, Jamaica. 
He was moderator of the Presbytery of Monmouth in 1882, of 
the Presbytery of Long Island in 1891 and 1902, and a com- 
missioner to the General Assembly in 1887, 1894 3-nd 1907. He 
was jfinancial agent for the Jamaica Bible Society, 1866-69; 
Recording Secretary of the Suffolk County, New York, Sunday 
School Association for several years, and also of the Long Island 
Bible Society for some years after 1903. He was a life director 
of the American Bible Society. 

He was married Nov. 25, 1873, in Forked River, N. J., to 
Theodosia Bower, who died March 29, 1914. One son and two 
daughters survive him. 

WILLIAM LUTHER FINDLEY, 

Son of William and Elizabeth (Cunningham) Findley, was 
born Aug. 23, 1843, in Prospect, Pa. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the United Presbyterian church of West- 
minster College, Pennsylvania, at the age of eighteen. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in the preparatory school of 



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Westminster College, from which institution he graduated in 
1863. From 1863 to 1870 he engaged in teaching, study and 
secular work in Washington, D. C, and in New York City. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1870, remaining two years. 
He completed his theological course in Union Theological Semi- 
nary, New York, graduating in 1873. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Newark, April 17, 1872, and his license was 
withdrawn at his own request in April 1876. During the rest of 
his life he engaged in the practice of law in New York City, 
dying there Oct. 12, 1922, in the 79th year of his age. He was 
buried in Greenwood Cemetery of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

He was married in New York City to Carlibelle Chase, who 
with one son and three daughters survives him. 

OLIVER CROMWELL MORSE, D.D., 

Son of Richard Cary and Sarah Louise (Davis) Morse was 
born Sept. 18, 1847, ^^ New York City. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Madison Square Presbyterian Church, 
New York, at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., and he grad- 
uated from Yale University in 1868. He spent the following year 
as a student in Union Seminary, New York. He then went to 
Germany and was a student in the University of Berlin and 
also in the University of Leipzig. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1872, remaining one year, and then returned to 
Union Seminary, from which he graduated in 1874. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of New York, April 7, 1874, and 
ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of St. Lawrence, June 
18, 1885. He was stated supply of the Congregational church of 
Greenport, L. I., from June 1874 to August 1875 ; engaged in 
teaching at Orange, N. J., from 1875 to 1876. He was general 
secretary of the Y. M. C. A. at Schenectady, N. Y., 1876-78; 
secretary of the Y. M. C. A. of Washington, D. C, 1878-81 ; 



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secretary of the Y. M. C. A. of Cleveland, Ohio, 1881-84 ; stated 
supply of the First Church of Watertown, New York, 1885-86 ; 
secretary of the Y. M. C. A. of New York State, 1886-87; se- 
cretary of the Y. M. C .A. Training School of Springfield, Mass., 
1887-98 ; a professor in Rollins College, Florida, 1898-1904 ; vice- 
president and business manager of the Bible Teachers Training 
School, New York City, 1904-05 ; and secretary of the American 
Bible League, 1905-07. After this he engaged in real estate busi- 
ness. He resided in Winter Park, Fla., and then in Greenlawn, 
N. Y., until his death, May 5, 1922, in Melville, N. Y., in the 75th 
year of his age. He was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery of 
Brooklyn. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from Rollins 
College in 1905. He was secretary of the National Bible Insti- 
tute, New York, from 1912 to 1914; field secretary of the East- 
ern Association School, New York, from 1913 to 1914; was 
connected with the War Work Council of the Y. M. C. A. from 
1917 to 1919, and was a trustee of the Foreign Sunday School 
Association from 1872 until his death. 

He was married June 22, 1881, in Washington, D. C, to Ella 
Jones, who with three sons and two daughters survives him. 

WINFIELD SCOTT STITES, 

Son of John Kennedy Freeman and Harriet Matilda (Marcy) 
Stites, was born Aug. 9, 1847, in Cape May, N. J. He made a pub- 
lic confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of 
Camden, N.J., at the age of thirteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Central High School of Philadelphia and 
under Professor William Fewsmith in Camden, N. J., and he 
graduated from Princeton University in 1869. He spent the 
following year in the study of law with Peter L. Voorhees in 
Camden. He took the first two years of his theological course 
in the Western Seminary, 1870-72. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton as a Senior in the latter year, he completed his course 



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there, graduating in 1873. "He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
West Jersey, April 17, 1872, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Lackawanna, Oct. 2, 1873, being at the same time installed pas- 
tor of the church at Wyoming, Pa., from which he was released 
April I, 1877. He was pastor of the Second Church of Pitts- 
burgh, Pa., from May 13, 1877, to Dec. 2, 1879; stated supply 
of the First Church of Helena, Mont., from Oct. 1880 to Sept. 
1 881 ; stated supply of the First Church of Carbondale, Pa., 
from Dec. 1881 to March 1882; stated supply of the church at 
Wyoming, Pa., from Dec. 1882 until installed its pastor, Oct. 2, 
1884, being released April 19, 1887 ; stated supply of the church 
at Luzerne, Pa., from May 1887 to April 1888; stated supply of 
the church at Long Branch, N. J., from April 1888 to March 
1890; stated supply of the church at Shickshinny, Pa., from 
March 1890 to Jan. 1895; pastor of the church at Wyoming, 
Pa., from Oct. 30, 1895, to June 19, 1900; stated supply of the 
church at Forty Fort, Pa., from March to June 1903, and of 
the Stella Church at Maltby, Pa., for a time after 1905. His 
residence from 1895 to 1914 was in Wyoming, Pa. After this 
he resided in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., until his death there, March 8, 
1923, of pylonephritis, in the 76th year of his age. He was 
buried at Forty Fort, Pa. He was a commissioner to the General 
Assembly in 1885 and 1894, and for ten years was treasurer of 
the Presbytery of Lackawanna. He was chaplain of the Senate 
of Montana from 1880 to 1881. He published various newspaper 
articles and sermons. 

He was married June 16, 1874, in Wyoming, Pa., to Lydia 
Atherton Henry, who with one son and four daughters sur- 
vives him. 

SAMUEL MUSTARD PERRY, 

Son of William and Lydia Ann (Mustard) Perry, was born 
Sept. 3, 1839, in Cool Spring. Del. He made a public confession 



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of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Cool Spring at the 
age of twenty. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
school at Hightstown, N. J., and he graduated from Princeton 
University in 1871. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the 
fall of the same year, he took the full three years' course there, 
graduating in 1874. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New 
Castle, May i, 1873, and ordained by the Presbytery of Balti- 
more, Nov. 3, 1874, being at the same time installed pastor of 
the church at Ashland, Md., from which he was released Dec. 
2.^, 1889. His only other pastorate was that of the church at 
Chesapeake City, Md., from June 1890 to Nov. 1907, when he 
was compelled to give up active work in the ministry. He re- 
sided in Chesapeake City, Md., until 1908, in Elkton, Md., from 
1908 to 1919, and in Baltimore, Md., from that time until his 
death there, Aug. 12, 1922, in the 83rd year of his age. He was 
buried in the cemetery at Smyrna, Del. 

He was married Oct. 27, 1874, in Smyrna, Del., to Mary 
Oliver Mustard, who with one daughter survives him. 

ALEXANDER GREEN VAN CLEVE, 

Son of John Moore and Martha Anthony (Green) Van Cleve, 
was born March 5, 1848, in Ewing Township, N. J. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Ewing at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Pennington Seminary, New Jersey, and under 
the Rev. Dr. Samuel M. Studdiford, and he graduated from 
Princeton University in 187 1. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year, remaining one year. He 
did not complete his theological course, but engaged in business 
in connection with Fairbanks and Company in New York City, 
with his residence in Brooklyn, N. Y. He died June 4, 1922, in 
Brooklyn, in the 75th year of his age. He was buried in Prince- 
ton, N. J. 



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He was married April 25, 1877, in Princeton, N. J., to Matilda 
Hendrickson, who died June 20, 1915. One daughter survives 
him. 

ROSWELL RANDALL HOES, 

Son of John Cantine Farrell and Lucy Maria (Randall) Hoes, 
was born Feb. 28, 1850, in Kingston, N. Y. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Reformed Protestant Dutch 
church of Kingston at the age of fourteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Old Kingston Academy. He was a 
student in Amherst College from 1867 to 1869, when he entered 
Princeton University, from which he graduated in 1871. He 
then spent one year teaching Latin, Greek and English in a 
select school at Lambertville, N. J. 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 North 
River, Oct. 6, 1874, and ordained by the Presbytery of Mon- 
mouth, July I, 1875, being at the same time installed pastor of 
the church at Mt. Holly, N. J., from which he was released June 
28, 1878. He was pastor of the church at New Rochelle, N. Y., 
from Nov. 21, 1878, to April 18, 1881. In July 1882 he was ap- 
pointed a chaplain in the U. S. Navy and served as such during 
the remainder of his life. He died Oct. 26, 1921, In Washington, 
D. C, of broncho-pneumonia, in the 72nd year of his age. He 
was buried in Kingston, N. Y. In 1903 he was given the rank of 
Captain, the highest rank for Navy chaplains. He was a life 
member of the American Bible Society and of the American 
Tract Society ; a corresponding member of several historic so- 
cieties and Corresponding Secretary of the New York Genea- 
logical and Biographical Society for two years. 

He was married twice: (i) May 12, 1875, in Lambertville, 
N. J., to Elizabeth Seabrook Welch, who died April 8, 1879 ; (2) 
Dec. 5, 1888, in New York City, to Rose de Chine Gouverneur, 



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who with one son and one daughter by his first wife and two 
sons by his second survives him. 

MOSES FULLER PAISLEY, 

Son of Samuel and Clarissa (Fuller) Paisley, was born Nov. 
2, 1843, "^ Hillsboro, III. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Presbyterian church of Hillsboro at the age of six- 
teen. His preparatory studies were pursued in Hillsboro Acade- 
my and in Monmouth College, Illinois, and he graduated from 
Princeton University in 1873. Entering the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in the fall of the same year he took the full three years' 
course there, graduating in 1876. He was licensed by the Presby- 
tery of New Brunswick, April 25, 1876, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Mattoon, Nov. 19, 1879. He was stated supply 
of the Presbyterian church of Shannon, and the Congregational 
Church of Lanark, 111., from Dec. 1877 to Dec. 1878; stated 
supply of the Presbyterian church of Ridott, 111., in 1879 ; stated 
supply of the church at Effingham, 111., from September 1879 
to October 1880; stated supply of the church at Somonauk, 111., 
from Dec. 1881 to June 1883 ; stated supply of the churches of 
Granville and Union Grove, 111., from June 1883 to Sept. 1886; 
pastor of the church at Moberly, Mo., from Oct. 11, 1886, to 
Oct. I, 1887; stated supply of the church at Cassopolis, Mich., 
from Nov. 1887 to June 1889; stated supply of the church at 
Morrisonville, III, from Nov. 1889 to May 1892; stated supply 
of the church at Prairie Home, 111., from 1893 to 1898; stated 
supply of the church at Moneaqua, 111., from 1899 to 1900, and 
stated supply of the church at Towanda, 111., from 1901 to 
1907. He continued his residence in Towanda until 1908, and 
then resided in Normal, HI., until 1912 and in Urbana, 111., from 
1912 until his death there, March 22, 1923, of pneumonia, in the 
80th year of his age. He was buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery, 



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Urbana. During the Civil War he served in the U. S. Army from 
Aug. 1862 to Aug. 1865. 

He was married May 23, 1882, in Ottawa, 111., to Harriet 
Louisa Smeeton, who died March 22, 1914. Three daughters 
survive him. 

JAMES MORRISON BARKLEY, D.D., LL.D., 

Son of John Cathey and Eliza Julia (Morrison) Barkley, was 
born Nov. 22, 1846, near States ville, N. C. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Bethesda Presbyterian Church 
(South) Iredell County, N. C, at the age of nineteen. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in the Hillsboro Academy, Illi- 
nois, and in the Freehold Institute, New Jersey, and he grad- 
uated from Princeton University in 1876. Entering the Semi- 
nary 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 Monmouth, April 8, 1879, and ordained 
by the Presbytery of Newark, Alay 9, 1879, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the Wickliffe Church, Newark, N. J., 
from which he was released Sept. 11, 1882. He served as pastor- 
elect of the church at Hillsdale, Mich., from Oct. 1882 until in- 
stalled its pastor, April 5, 1883, being released April 6, 1885. 
From May 1885 to Feb. 1887 he was state secretary of the 
Y. M. C. A. of Michigan. His only other pastorate was that of 
the Third Avenue (Forest Avenue) Church of Detroit, Mich., 
being installed May 9, 1887, and released Nov. 20, 1916. He 
continued his residence in Detroit until his death there, Aug. 18, 
1922, of penumonia, in the 76th year of his age. He was buried 
in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit. He received the honorary 
degree of D.D. from Alma College in 1899, and that of LL.D. 
from the same college in 1912. He was a member of the General 
Assembly of 1890, 1898, 1906, and 1910. He was moderator of 
the Monroe Presbytery in 1885 and of Detroit Presbytery in 



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1894; moderator of the Synod of Michigan in 1894 and of the 
General Assembly of 1909. He was a member of the Ecumenical 
Missionary Conference in New York in 1900. He was chairman 
of the Board of Trustees of Alma College from 1913 until his 
death and its acting president for several months in 191 5. He 
was a member of Detroit Board of Commerce and a trustee of 
Michigan Seminary, being president of its Board of Trustees 
for a number of years. He was the author of many articles and 
sermons. During the Civil War he served as a private, later 
advanced to a lieutenant of Company F, y^y of the North Caro- 
lina Infantry, 1864-65. 

He was married May 27, 1879, i^^ Evanston, 111., to Mary Eliza 
Conwell, who died April 26, 1913. One son and two daughters 
survive him. 

WILLIAM ANDREW HUNTER, D.D., 

Son of William and Elizabeth (Harvey) Hunter, was born May 
7, 1852, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Presbyterian church of Macomb, 111., at the age of 
fifteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in Macomb under 
Professor Mathew Andrews, and he graduated from Hanover 
College in 1876. Entering 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 
Schuyler, May 9, 1878, and ordained by the same Presbytery, 
Dec. 9, 1879, being at the same time installed pastor of the church 
at Wythe, 111., and was released from this charge Dec. 10, 
1884. He was pastor of the church at Clinton, 111., from October 
1884 to September 1899; of the church at Fort Collins, Colo.: 
from September 1899 to December 1901 ; of the church at Vin- 
cennes, Ind., from Dec. 19, 1901, to Nov. 2, 1906; of the church 
at Spokane, Wash., from May 21, 1907, to April 30, 1908, and 
of the First Church of Los Angeles, Calif., from June 9, 1908, 



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to Sept. 28, 1910. During the next year he served the church at 
Covina, Calif., as pastor-elect. He was pastor of the church of 
Chico, Calif., from Jan. 3, 1912, to Dec. i, 1913; of Calvary 
Church, Fresno, Calif., from 1913 to 1916; stated supply of 
Westminster Church, Fresno, Calif., from 1916 to 1918, and 
pastor of the Garvalia Church, San Gabriel, Calif., from Oct. 6, 
1918, to Sept. 30, 1920. At this time he was honorably retired 
from active service and resided in Los Angeles until his death 
there, Dec. 7, 1922, of chronic myocarditis, in the 71st year of 
his age. He was buried in the Inglewood Park Cemetery of Los 
Angeles. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from Black- 
burn University in 1893. He was moderator of the Synod of 
Illinois in 1895 and the Synod of Colorado in 1900. He was a 
trustee at one time of Hanover College and also of Blackburn 
University. 

He was married twice: (i) May 18, 1880, in Hanover, Ind., 
to Martha C. Dunn, who died Oct. 10, 1905 ; (2) June 25, 1907, 
in Tacoma, Wash., to Adda Elizabeth Wilson, who with one 
son and one daughter survives him. 

WILLL\M McNITE PORTER, 

Son of Robert Wray and Ann Matthews (Doyle) Porter was 
born Jan. 18, 1849, in Shirleysburg, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Norwood, 111., 
at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
Monmouth Academy, Illinois, and he graduated from Mon- 
mouth College in 1876. He entered the Seminary at Princeton 
in the fall of the same year, remaining two years. He took a 
third year in McCormick Theological Seminary, being listed in 
the class of 1881. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Rock 
River, May 21, 1878, and ordained by the Presbytery of Cedar 
Rapids, Oct. 21, 1880, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the church at Linn Grove, Iowa, from which he was released 



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Sept. 30, 1885, resigning on account of ill health. He was pastor 
of the church at Alamosa, Colo., from October 1886 to Septem- 
ber 1887; stated supply of the church at Black Hawk, Colo., 
from September 1887 until installed its pastor, May i, 1888, be- 
ing released Oct. 5, 1891 ; pastor-elect of the church at Nelson, 
Nebr., from November 1891 until installed June 12, 1893, be- 
ing released Aug. i, 1905, and pastor of the church at Delphos, 
Kans., from 1905 to 1912. He then resided in Salt Lake City, 
Utah, until taking up his work as pastor of the church at Ong, 
Nebr., in 1914, remaining one year. He then served as stated 
supply of the churches at Kaysville and Clinton, Utah, from 
191 5 to 19 1 7, when he was honorably retired from active service 
and resided in Salt Lake City until his death there, July 27, 
1922, of arterial sclerosis, in the 74th year of his age. He was 
buried in Salt Lake City. He was stated clerk of the Presbytery 
of Denver from 1889 to 1891 ; stated clerk of the Presbytery of 
Hastings from 1895 to 1905, and moderator of the Synod of 
Nebraska in 1899. He was a commissioner to the General As- 
sembly in 191 1. 

He was married twice : (i) May 16, 1878, in Monmouth, 111., 
to Anna M. Hamilton, who died Dec. 16, 1883; (2) Sept. 20, 
1885, in Linn Grove, Iowa, to Agnes Boxwell, who with one son 
by his first wife and six sons and two daughters by his second 
survives him. 

GEORGE PORTER WILSON, D.D., 

Son of James and Mary (Skinner) Wilson, was born Sept. 9, 
1853, ^" McClellandtown, Pa. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Presbyterian church of McClellandtown at the 
age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Southwestern Normal School of California, Pa., and in the 
Delmont Academy, Westmoreland County, Pa., and he grad- 
uated from Washington and Jefferson College in 1877. He then 



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engaged in the study of law in Washington, Pa., until January 
1878, when he entered Western Theological Seminary at Al- 
legheny, Pa., remaining until the close of that Seminary year. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1878, completing his 
course there and graduating in 1880. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Washington, April 23, 1879, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Ebenezer, Oct. 14, 1880, being at the same time 
installed pastor of the church at Lexington, Ky., from which he 
was released Jan. 24, 1884. After this he was pastor of the fol- 
lowing churches : Lafayette Park Church, St. Louis, Mo., from 
Feb. 24, 1884, to Jan. 20, 1889 ; the First Church, Kansas City, 
Mo., from May 2, 1889, to Dec. 9, 1890 ; the Arch Street Church, 
Philadelphia, from April 26, 1891, to Feb. i, 1897; the church 
at Hagerstown, Md., from March 2, 1897, to Dec. 13, 1898; the 
Northminster Church, Washington, D. C, from Jan. 17, 1899, 
to Oct. 3, 191 1, and pastor of Little Redstone Church, Fayette 
City, Pa., from Dec. 20, 191 1, to Dec. 3, 1918. During this pas- 
torate he supplied the Franklin Church at Smock, Pa., from 1916 
to 1918. During the next year he resided in Clarksburg, Va., 
after which he took up his residence in Lexington, Ky., sup- 
plying country churches as occasion occurred until his death in 
Lexington, Oct. 14, 1922, of myocarditis, in the 70th year of his 
age. He was buried at Lexington. He received the honorary de- 
gree of D.D. from Washington and Jefferson College in 1889. 
He was moderator of the Presbytery of Ebezener in 1881, of 
the Synod of Missouri in 1889, of the Presbytery of Philadel- 
phia in 1896, and of the Presbytery of Washington City in 1899. 
He was a commissioner to the General Assembly of 1888, 1896 
and 1901. He was a corporator of the Presbyterian Ministers' 
Fund and served as a director from 1896 to 1898. 

He was married Dec. 14, 1881, in Lexington, Ky., to Laura 
Norton, who with two sons and three daughters survives him. 



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JOHN P. MOFFAT, D.D., 

Son of James and Elizabeth Maria (Klapp) Moffat, was born 
April 28, 1853, in Elizabethtown, Ind. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Hanover Presbyterian Church, Indiana, 
at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the Preparatory Department of Hanover College, from which 
institution he graduated in 1877. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1881. Illness presented the 
completion of his course with the class of 1880. He remained 
for one year as a post-graduate student. He was Hcensed by the 
Presbytery of New Albany, April 26, 1882, and served the 
church at Weatherly, Pa., as pastor-elect from May 1882 to 
July 1884. He was ordained by the Presbytery of Lehigh, June 
17, 1884. He was pastor of the church at Weatherly, Pa., from 
July 2, 1884, until Nov. 11, 1895. He was pastor of the Wash- 
burn Street Church, Scranton, Pa., from Dec. 19, 1895, to June 
29, 1907 ; pastor of the Second Church, New Albany, Ind., from 
Oct. 3, 1907, to Jan. 24, 191 1, and stated supply of the West 
Washington Street Church, Indianapolis, Ind., from 191 1 until 
his death there, Dec. 8, 1922, in the 70th year of his age. He was 
buried in the Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. He received 
the honorary degree of D.D, from Franklin College in 1899. He 
was moderator of the Presbytery of IndianapoHs in 1916. 

He was married June 16, 1885, in Weatherly, Pa., to Mary E. 
Hoffecker, who with one son survives him. 

JAMES LUTHER LEEPER, D.D., 

Son of Samuel Harper and Mary Jane (Miller) Leeper, was 
born June 7, 1855, in Frankfort Springs, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the United Presbyterian church of 
Frankfort Springs at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Frankfort Springs Academy and he grad- 



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uated from Princeton University in 1879. Entering the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full 
three years' course there, graduating in 1882. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, March 29, 1882, and or- 
dained by the Presbytery of Washington, Sept. 13, 1882, being 
at the same time installed pastor of the church at Claysville, Pa., 
from which he was released March 4, 1886. He was pastor of 
the First Church of Reading, Pa., from May 12, 1886, to Jan, i, 
1889, and of the Second Westminster Church, Fort Wayne. 
Ind., from May 1889 to March 1901. From 1900 to 1902 he was 
secretary of the Committee on Vacancy and Supply of the 
Synod of Indiana. From 1901 to 1906 he edited the Leeper 
Sunday School Lesson Helps. He was stated supply of the Sec- 
ond Church of Newark, N. J., from June to September 1906. 
He then engaged in literary work, taking up his residence in 
Summit, N. J., until 191 1. He was pastor of the First Reformed 
Church of Kingston, N. Y., from 191 1 to 1920. He suppHed the 
First Church (South) of St. Joseph, Mo., from 1920 to 1921, 
and the church at Roanoke, Va., in 1921. He died April 8, 1922, 
in Roanoke, Va., of a paralytic stroke, in the 67th year of his 
age. He was buried in the Wiltwyck Cemetery, Kingston, N. Y. 
He received the honorary degree of D.D. from Hastings Col- 
lege, Nebraska, in 1897. He pubHshed : "The Leeper Photo- 
glyphs in Bible and Classic Lands," 1899; "The Leeper Lesson 
Lights, a Serial for Seniors in Sunday School," and "The Lee- 
per Lesson Pictures for Intermediate Department." He was a 
contributor to Rams Horn, The Interior, Biblical World, and 
other papers. 

He was married Aug. 9, 1882, in Murdocksville, Pa., to Jen- 
nie Donaldson McLaren, who with two sons survives him. 



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ROBERT MORRISON, 

Son of the Rev. Dr. John Hunter and Anna (Williams) Mor- 
rison, was born May 24, 1855, in Lahore, India. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Oxford, Ohio, at the age of twelve. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Preparatory Department of Miami Uni- 
versity 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, graduating in 1882. 
He was licensed and ordained as an evangelist by the Presby- 
tery of Dayton, May 12, 1882, having devoted his life to the 
work of foreign missions. He was stationed at Lahore, India, 
from 1883 to 1884, and at Rawal Pindi from December 1884 
to March 1892. He was professor of New Testament Exegesis 
and Systematic Theology in the Saharanpur Theological Semi- 
nary from April 1892 to March 1894. After this he engaged in 
missionary work in Lahore from 1894 to 1898. During this time 
he was professor of English Literature in the Forman Christian 
College of Lahore from 1896 to 1897. From 1898 to 1903 he 
was stationed at Ferozepur-Kasur. At this time failing health 
compelled him to give up his missionary labors and to return 
to this country. He was pastor of the church at Penfield, Pa., 
from April 25, 1905, to Sept. 19, 191 1, and of the church at 
Big Run, Pa., from 191 1 to 1917. He resided in Cutoff, La., from 
1917 until his death. He died April 22, 1922, in New Orleans, 
La., in the 67th year of his age. He was buried in New Orleans. 
He was married Feb. 4, 1885, in Rawal Pindi, India, to 
Annie Browning Herron, who with four sons and one daughter 
survives him. 

JAMES BUCHANAN CLARK, 

Son of Peter and Sarah McTavish, was bom Sept. 17, 1847, in 
1855, near Manor Dale, Westmoreland County, Pa. He made a 



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public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Murryville, Pa., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Laird Institute of Murryville, and he grad- 
uated from Washington and Jefferson College in 1880. He then 
took the first year of his theological course in the Western Theo- 
logical Seminary. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1881, 
he took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1884. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Blairsville, April 26, 1882, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Chester, Oct. 16, 1884, being 
at the same time installed pastor of the church at New London, 
Pa., from which he was released June 9, 1886. He was stated 
supply of the church at Clifton Heights, Pa., from September 
1886 to December 1887 ; pastor of the Lower Mt. Bethel Church, 
Pennsylvania, from June 5, 1888, to April 20, 1892; pastor of 
the Second Church, Amwell, N. J., from May 4, 1893, to May 
6, 1902, and pastor of the church at Dayton, N. J., from May 
26, 1902, to Nov. 8, 1921. After this he resided in Philadelphia 
until his death there, April 18, 1922, in the 67th year of his age. 
He was buried at Stroudsburg, Pa. He was a commissioner to 
the General Assembly in 1898 and 1906. 

He was married Oct. 11, 1894, in Westgrove, Pa., to Margaret 
Patterson Turner, who survives him, 

ALEXANDER McTAVISH, 

Son of Peter and Sarah McTavish, was bom Sept. 17, 1847, in 
Valderson, County Lanark, Ontario, Canada. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Beach- 
burgh, Ont., at the age of twenty-seven. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in Beachburgh and in the high school of Ren- 
frew, Ont., and he graduated from Queen's College, Kingston, 
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 New Brunswick, 



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April 30, 1884, and ordained by the Presbytery of Brandon, 
Canada, Aug. 12, 1884. He engaged in work as a missionary at 
Indian Head, Manitoba, from July 1884 to April 1885. He was 
pastor of the churches at Chater and Humesville, Canada, from 
June 20, 1886, to Nov. o.'j, 1894, pastor of the church at Tre- 
herne, Canada, from April 2, 1895, to March i, 1898; stated 
supply of the church at Camduff, Canada, from April 1898 to 
April 1904; stated supply of the church at Shiho, Canada, from 
April 1904 to December 1905; stated supply of the church at 
Macdonald, Canada, from 1905 to 191 o, and pastor of the 
churches of Bradwardine and Tarbolton, Canada, from 191 1 
to 191 3. At this time he was obliged to give up active work on 
account of a painful disease of the eyes. He later supplied the 
church at Eyebrow, Canada, from 1914 to 191 7. He then labored 
in the Golden Plains Mission for one year, after this retiring 
from active work. He resided in Saskatchawan from 1918 to 
1920, and in Portage la Prairie from 1921 until his death there, 
Feb. 16, 1922, of a kidney and bladder trouble, in the 75th year 
of his age. He was buried in Humesville, Manitoba. He was 
moderator of the Synod of Manitoba in 1908. 

He was married Aug. 24, 1886, in White Lake, Canada, to 
Isabella Bremner, who died Oct. 23, 1912. 

THOMAS CORWIN SMITH, D.D., 

Son of Enos and Hannah Baker (Fairfield) Smith, was born 
Nov. Q.j, 1842, in Amelia, Ohio. He made a public confession of 
his faith with the Christian's Church at the age of fifteen. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in the Academy at Amelia 
and in Merom, Ind., under Professor Ira W. Allen, and he 
graduated from Union Christian College, Meron, in 1866. After 
this he was professor of Mathematics in the Union Christian 
College until 1869. ^^ was then superintendent of schools of 
Owensville, Ind., from 1869 to 1871, and of the schools of 



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Hagerstown, Ind., from 1871 to 1873, and superintendent of 
schools of Wayne County, Ind., from 1873 to 1875, being pres- 
ident of the same from 1875 to 1882. He entered the Seminary 
at Princeton in the fall of the latter year as a middler, remain- 
ing one year. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Bruns- 
wick, April 10, 1883, and ordained by the Presbytery of Coun- 
cil Bluffs, Oct. 10, 1883, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the church at Shenandoah, Iowa, from which he was released 
April 25, 1887. He was pastor of the church at Clarinda, Iowa, 
from 1887 to 1 90 1. After this until 1903 he engaged in evan- 
gelistic work under the General Assembly's Committee. He was 
pastor of the church at Springville, Utah, from Aug. 27, 1904, 
to Sept. 30, 1907. He then took up his residence in Denver, Colo. 
He supplied the Englewood Church of Denver from 1907 to 
1908; the First Avenue Church of the same city from 1908 to 
1909, and the Highland Park Church of Denver from 1913 to 
1914. He was honorably retired from active service in 1918. 
He died Jan. 17, 1923, in Denver, Colo., suddenly of paralysis, 
in the 8ist year of his age. He was buried at Crown Hill, Den- 
ver. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from Union 
Christian College in 1891. He was a commissioner to the General 
Assembly in 1886, 1892 and 1900. He published: "Presence and 
Providence of God," 1881 ; "Eulogy : Henry F. Irons ; Temper- 
ance Martyr," 1882, and "What is Mormonism?", 1907. He was 
editor of the Christian Pulpit in 1873. 

He was married March 24, 1867, in Cynthiana, Ind., to Nan- 
nie M. McConnell, who with two sons and one daughter sur- 
vives him. 

DAVID WILLS, D.D., 

Son of David and Frances Rebecca (Watt) Wills, was born 
July 12, i860, in Laurens, S. C. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, Ga., at 



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the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the Columbian University, Washington, D. C, and he grad- 
uated from Princeton University in 1881. He took the first year 
of his theological course in the San Francisco Theological Semi- 
nary, 1881-82. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the latter 
year, he completed his course there, graduating in 1884. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Washington City in April 
1884, and ordained by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, May 
28, 1884, being at the same time installed pastor of the Kirk- 
patrick Memorial Church of Ringoes, N. J., from which he was 
released Feb. 11, 1886. His other pastorates were as follows: 
the Spring Garden Street Church, Philadelphia, from March 8, 
1886, to Feb. 21, 1887; the church at Pennington, N. J., from 
March 2, 1887, to April 24, 1894 ; Grace Church, Oswego, N. Y., 
from May 14, 1894, to April 12, 1910, and Astoria, N. Y., from 
Oct. 12, 191 1, until his death there, Nov. 22, 1922, in the 63rd 
year of his age. He was struck by a taxicab and instantly killed. 
He was buried at Pennington, N. J. He received the honorary 
degree of D.D. from Hamilton College in 1908. He was a com- 
missioner to the General Assembly in 192 1. 

He was married Oct. 6, 1886, in Somerville, N. J., to Eloise 
Baker, who with one son and one daughter survives him. 

SAMUEL JOHN McCLENAGHAN, 

Son of Samuel Cochran and Agnes Hutchinson (Bamett) Mc- 
Clenaghan, was born March 17, 1862, in Fairfield, Pa. He made 
a pubHc confession of his faith in the Chestnut Level Presby- 
terian Church, Pennsylvania, at the age of seventeen. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in the York Collegiate Institute, 
and he graduated from Princeton University in 1886. Entering 
the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took 
the full three years' course there, graduating in 1889. He was 
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ordained by the Presbytery of Morris and Orange, May 9, 1889, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the church at Pleasant 
Grove, N. J., from which he was released June 16, 1891. He was 
stated supply of the Elmwood Chapel of East Orange, N. J., 
from 1891 to 1899; pastor of the Oakland Heights Church, 
Asheville, N. C, from 1899 to 1904; pastor of the Fort Sanders 
Church, Knoxville, Tenn., from June 8, 1904, to July 22, 1907, 
and pastor of the church at Jamesburg, N. J., from Oct. 4, 1907, 
to Nov. 21, 191 3. At this time he was appointed Superintendent 
of Missions of the Synod of New Jersey and served in the of- 
fice with his residence at Princeton, N. J., until his death there, 
Nov. 27, 1922, after a lingering illness, in the 61 st year of his 
age. He was buried at Princeton. He was stated clerk of the 
Presbytery of French Broad from 1900 to 1903 and of the 
Presbytery of Union from 1905 to 1907. He was a commissioner 
to the General Assembly in 1901. 

He was married June 4, 1889, in Princeton, N. J., to Anna 
Bishop Marsh, who with one son and one daughter survives 
him. 

SAMUEL POLK, 

Son of Joseph Littleton and Mary (Wilson) Polk, was born 
Dec. 27, 1866, in Pocomoke City, Md. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Newark, Del., 
at the age of twelve. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
Newark. He took the first three years of his college course in 
Delaware College and then entered Lafayette College from 
which he graduated in 1886. After this he engaged in teaching 
one year. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1887, taking 
the full three years' course there and graduating in 1890. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Chester, June 5, 1889, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Westminster, April 8, 1890. He 
was pastor of the church at Chanceford, Pa., from June 4, 1890, 



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to April II, 1893; Stated supply of the church at Gainesville, 
Texas, from April 1893 to January 1896; pastor of the church 
at Eddington, Pa., from Feb. 3, 1896, to Sept. 20, 1904; pastor 
of the West Nottingham Church, Colora, Md., from Oct. 4, 
1904, to March 17, 1912, and pastor of the church at Lawrence- 
ville, N. J., from May i, 1912, until his death there, Jan. 12, 
1923, in the 57th year of his age. He was buried at West Not- 
tingham, Md. He was moderator of the Presbytery of New 
Brunswick in 1919. During the World War he served in France 
in the work of the Y. M. C. A. 

He was married Dec. 14, 1893, i" Chanceford, Pa., to Mary 
Amos, who died Dec. 20, 1922. One son and one daughter sur- 
vive him. 

WILLIAM JOHN BROWN EDGAR, 

Son of John Campbell and Eliza (Brown) Edgar, was born 
Oct. 13, 1867, in New York City. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Second United Presbyterian Church of Jersey 
City, N. J., at the age of thirteen. He was a student in the Jersey 
City High School. From 1884 to 1886 he engaged in business as 
a bookkeeper and commercial traveller. He was a student in the 
Xenia Theological Seminary, Ohio, from 1887 to 1889. He then 
spent a year in Princeton University as a special student. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton as a senior in 1890, complet- 
ing his course there and graduating in 1891. He was licensed by 
the United Presbyterian Presbytery of New York, June 18, 
1889, and ordained by the United Presbyterian Presbytery of 
Argyle, Dec. 29, 1890, being at the same time installed pastor of 
the United Presbyterian church of South Argyle, N. Y., from 
which he was released, June 9, 1893. He was pastor of the First 
United Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia from Sept. 19, 
1893, to March 20, 1914; pastor of the Presbyterian church of 
Jamesburg, N. J., from April 24, 1914, to Aug. 5, 1921, and 



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stated supply of the First Presbyterian Church of Titusville, 
Pa., from November 192 1 to July 1922. He died Aug. 4, 1922, in 
Wildwood, N. J., in the 55th year of his age. He was buried at 
Jamesburg, N. J. He was for a time President of the Board of 
Relief of the United Presbyterian Church. He was the author 
of a Historical Sketch of the First United Presbyterian Church 
of Philadelphia, 1902. 

He was married June 11, 1891, in Jersey City, J. N., to Lucy 
L. Lowndes, who died two years before him. Three sons and 
two daughters survive him. 

DENTON WILLIAM BRANNEN, D.D., 

Son of Walter Alexander and Sarah Ann (Hall) Brannen, was 
born Sept. 25, 1869, in Zebulon, Ga. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Third Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, 
Ga., at the age ol twelve. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the public school of Atlanta and in the Thornwell Orphanage, 
Clinton, S. C, and he graduated from the Presbyterian College 
of South Carolina in 1889. He then took two years of his theo- 
logical course in the Theological Seminary of Columbia, S. C, 
1889-91. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the latter year 
as a senior, he completed his course there, graduating in 1892. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Enoree, April 10, 1891, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Augusta, Nov. 23, 1892, being 
at the same time installed pastor of the church at Milledgeville, 
Ga., which he served until 1919. After this he was field secretary 
for Georgia of the Interchurch World Movement until Novem- 
ber 1920, with his residence at Atlanta. He was pastor of the 
First Church of Moultrie, Ga., from November 1920 until his 
death there, Feb. 21, 1923, of a cerebral hemorrhage, in the 
54th year of his age. He was buried at Milledgeville, Ga. He 
received the honorary degree of D.D. from Davidson College 



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in 191 1. He was moderator of the Synod of Georgia in 1904. 
He published sermons and addresses in the church papers. 

He was married Jan. 8, 1896, in Milledgeville, Ga., to Eliza 
Neyle Thomas, who with five sons and three daughters sur- 
vives him. 

GEORGE COULSON, 

Son of George James Atkinson and Maria Deborah (Bromwell) 
Coulson, was born June 17, 1855, in Cecil County, Maryland. 
He made a public confession of his faith in the First Presby- 
terian Church of Paterson, N. J., at the age of fourteen. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in the University Grammar 
School of New York City, and he graduated from Princeton 
University in 1878. He then studied law and was admitted to 
the bar of New Jersey Nov. 10, 1882, and engaged in the practice 
of his profession. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1889, 
remaining two years. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Jersey City, and ordained by the same Presbytery, Oct. 28, 
1892. He was stated supply of the church at Perry ville, Md., 
from October 1892 until installed its pastor May 15, 1894, and 
was released from this charge Oct. 2, 1894. He was engaged at 
work as an evangelist at the Warren Point Mission, Paterson, 
N. J., for several years. After this he was in charge of the 
Albion Place Chapel from January 191 1 to December 1914, and 
again of the Warren Point Mission from 1916 to 1917. There- 
after he had no stated employment. He died Jan. 31, 1922, in 
Paterson, N. J., of heart disease, in the 67th year of his age. 
He was buried in the West Nottingham Church Cemetery at 
Colora, Md. He was unmarried. 

EDWARD HAYS LYLE, Ph.D., 

Son of John Newton and Margaret Trimble (Hays) Lyle, was 
born June 7, 1867, in Monroe City, Mo. He graduated from 



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Westminster College in 1888. He was professor of Languages 
in Synodical College, Fulton, Mo., from September 1888 to 
June 1892. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in the latter 
year, remaining two years. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Missouri (South), Sept. 24, 1894, and ordained by the Presby- 
tery of Pueblo, Oct. 30, 1894. He was stated supply of the 
church at La Junta, Colo., from September 1894 until installed 
its pastor, July 5, 1895, and was released Dec. 3, 1896. He was 
pastor of the Second Church of Colorado Springs, Colo., from 
May 1897 to March 1904. He was professor of Sciences in the 
Texas Presbyterian College, Milford, Texas, from 1904 to 
1905 ; pastor of the church at Lancaster, Texas, from September 
1905 to March 1907, and pastor of the First Church of Cleburne, 
Texas, from 1907 to 1920. He was president of the Oklahoma 
Presbyterian College for Girls at Durant, Texas, from 192 1 to 
1922. He died Oct. 26, 1922, in Dallas, Texas, in the 56th year 
of his age. He was buried in the Grove Hill Cemetery of Dallas. 
He received the honorary degree of Ph.D. from Westminster 
College, Missouri, in 1899. 

He was married Oct. 2, 1900, in St. Louis, Mo., to Marie H. 
Brown, who with one son and one daughter and one step-daugh- 
ter survives him. 

WILLIAM HEBERTON LIGGETT, 

Son of James Cowan and Caroline Sarah (Scott) Liggett, 
was born Aug. 22, 1870, in West Brandy wine Township, Chester 
County, Pa. He made a public confession of his faith in the 
Forks of the Brandy wine Presbyterian Church at the age of 
twelve. His preparatory studies were pursued in Professor 
Clarke's Private Academy in Parkesburg, Pa., and in the Blair 
Presbyterial Academy of Blairstown, N. J., and he graduated 
from Princeton University in 1897. 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 1900. He was licensed and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Chester, Sept. 12, 1900, He was 
stated supply of the churches of Evansville and Ashby, Minn., 
from Sept. 23, 1900, until installed their pastor, June 11, 1901, 
and was released Oct. lO, 1906. From April until May of this 
latter year he supplied the churches at Garfield and Carlos, 
Minn. He was stated supply of the churches of Crystal Bay, 
Long Lake and Maple Plain, Minn., from November 1906 until 
installed their pastor, June 11, 1907, and was released from these 
charges Jan. 3, 1910. He was pastor of the church at Appleton 
City, Mo., from June 8, 1910, to April 8, 1913; pastor of the 
Au Sable Grove Church, Yorkville, 111., from June 18, 1913, to 
April 14, 191 5, and stated supply of the church at Hannibal, 
N. Y., from 1916 to 1917. He continued his residence in Han- 
nibal until 1919, when he moved to Philadelphia. He purchased 
a farm at Brandywine Manor, Pa., and engaged in farming un- 
til his death, Sept. 11, 1922, at Brandywine Manor, of a hemor- 
rhage of the brain, resulting from a fracture of his skull, in the 
53rd year of his age. He was a commissioner to the General 
Assembly in 1905. 

He was married June 10, 1897, at Brandywine Manor, Pa., 
to Susan Thomas Bell, who with one daughter survives him. 

ELIPHALET BRADFORD TERRY, 

Son of Edmund and Anna (Prentice) Terry, was born Oct. i, 
1866, in Brooklyn, N. Y. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn at the 
age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and he graduated from Yale 
University in 1888. He then engaged in business and later in 
the practice of law. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
1899, taking the full three years' course there and graduating in 
1902. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Brooklyn, April 23, 



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1901, and ordained by the same Presbytery, Nov. 29, 1903. He 
engaged in home missionary work in North Dakota during the 
winter of 1903. Returning to Brooklyn in 1904, he made his 
home there, engaging in various forms of evangelistic work 
and social service until his death, Oct. 9, 1922, in Brooklyn, of 
sarcoma, eight days after the completion of his 56th year. He 
was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery of Brooklyn. He was 
unmarried. 

LLOYD ANNESLEY JOSEPH, 

Son of Oscar Gerard and Lucy (Loos) Joseph, was bom May 
19, 1879, in Colombo, Ceylon. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Reformed Dutch church of Wolfendahl, Colom- 
bo, at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Gerton Place High School of Colombo, and he graduated 
from the Royal College of Colombo in 1898. He then engaged 
in business as a clerk in the Colonial Treasury Government of 
Ceylon. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1904, taking 
the full three years' course there and graduating in 1907. He 
remained a further year as a graduate student, receiving the 
degree of B.D. in 1908. He was Hcensed and ordained by the 
Classis of Ceylon, Oct. 7, 1908. He was collegiate minister of 
the Reformed church of Wolfendahl, Colombo, from 1908 until 
a short time before his death, when he was minister of the Re- 
gent Street Reformed Church, this being a branch of the Wolfen- 
dahl church. He continued to serve this church until his death, 
Oct. 20, 1920, in Colombo, of sub-acute nephritis, in the 42nd 
year of his age. He was buried in the General Cemetery of 
Colombo. He received the degree of A.M. from Princeton Uni- 
versity in 1907. 

He was married June i, 191 1, in Colombo, Ceylon, to Ruth 
Van Geyzel, who with four daughters survives him. 



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LEONARD WALKER MATTHEWS, 

Son of John Walker and Caroline Martha (Walker) Matthews, 
was born July 20, 1878, in Matthews, N. C. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Providence Church of Davenport, 
N. C, at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Weddington Academy and at Pensacola, Fla., and 
he graduated from the Presbyterian College of South Carolina 
in 1902. He then engaged in teaching for one year. He entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in 1903, remaining one year. He 
then became a student in the University of North Carolina, and 
graduated from this institution in 1905. He returned to the 
Seminary at Princeton in the latter year as a middler, remain- 
ing one year. During this year he was a student in Princeton 
University from which he received the degree of A.M. in 1906. 
He entered Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va., in 
1906, remaining two years and graduating in 1908. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Mecklenburg, June 13, 1908, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Cherokee, April 8, 1909, being 
at the same time installed pastor of the South Broad, Rome and 
Lindale churches, Georgia, being released from these charges 
in 191 1. After this he resided in Matthews, N. C, for two years. 
He was stated supply of the Alpine Church of Longview, Texas, 
the Center Church of Elderville, Leverett Chapel of Kilgore, 
the church at Big Sandy, and the Effie Gladney Memorial 
Church of Tatum, Texas, from 1912 to 1913. He served the 
churches of Lufkin and Groveton, Texas, as pastor-elect from 
1914 until installed pastor of the Lufkin church in 191 5. He 
ceased serving these churches in 1917. During the next year he 
engaged in evangelistic work in connection with the Central 
Church of Houston, Texas. He was pastor of the First Church 
of La Grange and stated supply of the church at Giddings, 
Texas, the year following. He was stated supply of the churches 
of Pecos and Midland, Texas, from 1920 to 1921, and pastor 



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of the church at Silsbee, Texas, from Sept. i, 1921, until his 
death there, Aug. 15, 1922, suddenly of apoplexy, in the 55th 
year of his age. He was buried at Mt. Pleasant, Texas. 

He was married Oct. 24, 191 7, in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, to 
Genevieve May Caldwell, who with two daughters survives him. 

WILLIAM BOWEN BRUERE, 

Son of William Wynne and Carrie Jane (Palmer) Bruere, was 
born Aug. 15, 1892, in Bombay, India. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the First Methodist Church of Aububon, 
N. J., at the age of fourteen. He graduated from Mount Union 
College, Alliance, Ohio, in 1914. He then engaged in teaching 
in the Collingswood High School, New Jersey, for one year. 
During this year and the year following he served as preacher 
for the Parkside M. E. Church of Camden, N. J. He took the 
first term of his theological course in Drew Theological Semi- 
nary, New Jersey, and entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
January 1916, and graduated in 1918. He was licensed in No- 
vember 1914 and admitted to full membership of the New Jersey 
Conference of the M. E. Church in 1916. He preached at Old 
Bridge and Spotswood, N. J., from 1916 to 1918, after which 
he went to India as a missionary. He was pastor of the Taylor 
Memorial Church of Byculla, Bombay, India, from 1918 to 
1919, and missionary in charge of the vernacular work of the 
Bombay District during the next year. He was pastor of the 
church at Pumtumba from 192 1 until his death July 20, 1922, 
in the St. George's Hospital, Bombay, of appendicitis, after a 
three days' illness, in the 30th year of his age. He was buried 
at Byculla, Bombay. 

He was married Feb. 14, 192 1, in Byculla, India, to Elizabeth 
Noble, who with one son survives him. 



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THOMAS DERBY CAREY, 

Son of William and Jane Shaw (Derby) Carey, was born 
March ii, 1894, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Moosic Presbyterian Church at the age 
of fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Scran- 
ton High School, Pennsylvania, and he graduated from Lafay- 
ette College in 1916. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 
the fall of the same year, he took the full three years' course 
there, graduating in 1919. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Lackawanna, April 16, 1918, and ordained by the Presby- 
tery of Troy, Oct. i, 1919. He was pastor of the church at Fort 
Edward, N. J., from October 1919 to November 1922, and of 
the First Church of Watervliet, N. Y., from November 1922 
until his death at Watervliet, Feb. 18, 1923, of pneumonia, in 
the 29th year of his age. He was buried at Moosic, Pa. He re- 
ceived the degree of A.M. from Princeton University in 1918. 
He was married Oct. 22, 1919, in Moosic, Pa., to Helen Gal- 
braith Brown, who with two daughters survives him. 



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GRADUATE STUDENTS 

ALEXANDER MacLENNAN, 

Son of Findlay and Belle (McRae) MacLennan, was born Dec. 
25, 1835, in Aberdeen, Scotland. He graduated from Knox Col- 
lege, Canada, in 1866. He then came to Princeton as a grad- 
uate student, spending one year there. He was ordained by the 
Presbytery of Owen Sound, Canada, May 25, 1869, being at 
the same time installed pastor of the Knox-Sydenham Church 
with his address at Hoath Head, Ont., Canada, serving this 
church until his death, Sept. 12, 1895, in Owen Sound, Canada, 
in the 60th year of his age. He was buried in Greenwood Ceme- 
tery, Owen Sound. 

He was twice married: (i) to Mary McClelland in Toronto, 
Canada; (2) June 11, 1874, in Collingwood, Ont., to Katherine 
Creelman, who died April 1912. Two sons and two daughters 
by his second wife survive him. 

JAMES DUNCAN FERGUSSON, 

Son of Gilbert and Jane (McDermid) Fergusson, was born 
March 3, 1859, at Epsom, Ont., Canada. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Chalmers Church at Quebec, at the 
age of twenty. He graduated from Morrin College, Quebec, in 
1880, and then took the theological course of Morrin College, 
1880-83. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Quebec, June 6, 
1883, and ordained by the same Presbytery, Oct. 9, 1883, and 
during the next two years was a home missionary at Kennebec 
Road, Canada. He came to the Seminary at Princeton in 1885 
as a graduate student, remaining one year. He was pastor of the 



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Windsor Mills and Lower Windsor churches, Quebec, Canada, 
from Dec. i6, 1886, to Nov. 10, 1891 ; engaged in missionary- 
work at Chicoutimi from November 1891 to July 1892; was 
pastor of the churches of Burns and Brooksdale, Zorra, Ontario, 
from 1893 to 1905, and pastor of the church at Monkton, On- 
tario, from 1905 to 191 7. He then retired from active service 
and resided in Windsor Mills until his death there, July 31, 
1922, of heart trouble, in the 64th year of his age. He was buried 
at Windsor Mills. He was stated clerk of the Presbytery of 
Stratford, Canada, from 1898 to 1907, and treasurer of the 
same Presbytery for some time after 1903. 

He was married June 5, 1889, in Windsor Mills, Canada, to 
Annie Lucinda Brown, who with one daughter survives him. 

EDMUND JANES GWYNN, Ph.D., D.D., LL.D., 

Son of the Rev. William and Matilda (Beverson) Gwynn, was 
born June 22, 1857, in Cumberland City, Md. He graduated 
from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1887, where he studied 
later as a graduate student and received the degree of Ph.D. 
in 1892. He was ordained by the New Jersey Methodist Epis- 
copal Conference in 1888. He entered the Seminary at Prince- 
ton as a graduate student in 1905, remaining one year. He was 
president of Scio College, Ohio, in 1900. From 1902 to 1905 he 
was president of Keystone College, Martinsburg, Pa., an insti- 
tution which was started but collapsed on account of lack of 
financial support. He was pastor of the Presbyterian church at 
Elmer, N. J., from May 9, 1907, to June 30, 1919. After this 
he resided in Martinsburg, Pa., until his death, June 18, 1922, 
in the Nason Hospital of Roaring Spring, Pa., of a complica- 
tion of diseases, in the 65th year of his age. He was buried in 
the Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg, Pa. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D. from Wesleyan University, Illinois, in 



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1893, and that of LL.D. from the University of Pennsylvania 
in 1909. 

He was married Dec. 20, 1880, in Martinsburg, Pa., to Mary 
Lowry Bloom, who survives him. 

AINSWORTH HOPE, 

Son of Joseph and Rebecca Agnes (Neil) Hope, was born May 
4, 1870, in Winterset, Ohio. He graduated from Muskingum 
College in 1894, and from Xenia United Presbyterian Theolo- 
gical Seminary in 1898. He was licensed by the United Presby- 
terian Presbytery of Xenia, April 29, 1898, and ordained by 
the United Presbytery of Indiana, June 7, 1898, being at the 
same time installed pastor of the United Presbyterian churches 
of Milroy and Richmond, Ind., being released from these 
charges in 1902. He was pastor of the South Argyle U. P. 
Church, New York, from Sept. 9, 1902, to June 17, 1908. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton as a graduate student in 
1909, remaining one year. From 1909 to 191 1 he resided in 
Cambridge, N. Y., and from 191 1 to 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio. 
He was pastor of the First United Presbyterian Church of 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, from Jan. 5, 1915, to June 5, 1917. He 
resided after this in Cambridge, N. Y., 191 7-1 8, and then in 
CHnton, N. Y. He supplied the United Presbyterian church of 
Clinton from 1917 until his death there, Nov. 16, 1922, of 
cerebral hemorrhage, in the 53rd year of his age. He was buried 
at Cambridge, Ohio. 

He was married April 24, 1918, in Long Beach, Calif., to 
Helen Rebecca Donnan, who survives him. 

PIETER CORNELIUS HITCHCOCK, 

Son of James Edward and Anna Sophia (du Preez) Hitchcock, 
was born March 31, 1882, in Richmond, Cape Colony, South 
Africa. He made a public confession of his faith in the Dutch 



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Reformed church of South Africa at Paarl at the age of twenty. 
He was a student in the Victoria College, Stellenbosch, South 
Africa, from 1907 to 1909, and then a student in the Theological 
Seminary of Stellenbosch. He was ordained by the Presbytery of 
Hartebeest-fontin, May 18, 1913. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 19 13 as a graduate student, remaining one year. 
He was pastor of the Reformed church of Barberton, South 
Africa, from Dec. 19, 1914, until his death. At the time of his 
death he was the pastor-elect of the Reformed church at Das- 
poort, South Africa, but had not been released from his charge 
at Barberton. He died Oct. 13, 1922, in Barberton of enlarge- 
ment of the heart and complications, in the 41st year of his age. 
He was married Nov. 11, 1913, in Dorchester, South Africa, 
to Elizabeth Kriel, who with four sons and one daughter sur- 
vives him. 

JAMES KELLEY ARGO, 

Son of Solomon Dillon and Mary Jane (Lambert) Argo, was 
born Feb. 17, 1857, in Ironton, Ohio. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the First Methodist Episcopal Church of 
Lebanon, Ohio, at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Kingsbury High School of Ironton, and he 
graduated from the National Normal University at Lebanon, 
Ohio, in 1881. He then entered Drew Theological Seminary, 
from which he was graduated in 1884. He was ordained as a 
travelling elder by the Ohio Conference of the M. E. Church, 
Oct. 2, 1889. He served the following M. E. churches : Palestine, 
Ohio, 1884-85 ; Jerome, Ohio, 1885-86; Burlington, Ohio, 1886- 
87 ; Portland, Ohio, 1887-89 ; Mifflin and McKendree, Ohio, 1889- 
91 ; the Christian Evangelical Lutheran Church of Gallon, Ohio, 
1891-93; the Presbyterian church of Belle Centre, Ohio, 1893- 
95 ; the Second Presbyterian Church of Findlay, Ohio, 1895- 
98 ; was stated supply of the church at Columbus Grove, Ohio, 



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1899-1900; pastor of the Auburndale Church, Toledo, Ohio, 
1902-04 ; pastor of the Brighton Church, Zanesville, Ohio, 1904- 
06; pastor of the church at Chicago, Ohio, 1906-08; pastor of 
the church at Hyattsville, Md., 1909-12, and of the churches of 
Glen Campbell and Arcadia, Pa., 1913-14. He entered the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in the latter year as a graduate student, re- 
maining one year. After this he was stated supply of the church 
at Lauderdale, Fla., 191 5-16, and of the Green Hill Church, 
Philadelphia, in 191 7. He was pastor of the church at Cherry 
Valley, N. Y., from 19 17 to 1920, He died June 6, 192 1, in 
Tampa, Fla., of heart trouble, in the 65th year of his age. He 
was buried at Tampa. 

He was married twice: (i) Aug. 13, 1884, in Lamartine, Pa., 
to Margie J. Welker, who died July 15, 1914; (2) May 18, 
1915, in Princeton, N. J., to Mrs. Inez Rossell (Chamberlain) 
Totten, who with one son and two daughters by his first wife 
survives him. 

ROBERT EWING WILLSON, 

Son of Samuel Ewing and Sarah (Elliott) Willson, was born 
July 4, 1879, in Morning Sun, Iowa. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Reformed Presbyterian church of Sha- 
ron, Iowa, at the age of twelve. He graduated from Geneva 
College, Beaver Falls, Pa., in 1905, and from the Reformed 
Presbyterian Theological Seminary of Pittsburgh in 1908. He 
was licensed by the Reformed Presbytery of Iowa, May 14, 
1907, and ordained by the same Presbytery, Sept. 10, 1908. He 
engaged in mission work in Mersine, Asia Minor, from 1908 
to 1914. He spent the following year at home on furlough. He 
was stated supply of the Southfield Reformed Presbyterian 
Church of Birmingham, Mich., from 191 5 to 1916, and entered 
the Seminary at Princeton the latter year as a graduate student, 
remaining one year. From 1917 to 1919 he was pastor of the 



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Southfield Reformed Presbyterian Church of Birmingham, 
Mich. After this he returned to Mersine, Asia Minor, to en- 
gage in mission and relief work. He died Feb. i8, 1923, in Mer- 
sine of typhus fever, contracted during his relief work, in the 
44th year of his age. He was buried at Mersine. 

He was married July 9, 1908, in Morning Sun, Iowa, to 
Margaret Kilpatrick, who with one son and two daughters sur- 
vives him. 

SADAO FUJISAWA, 

Son of Yen-Sei and Takeyo Kikuchi, was born Feb. 8, 1896, in 
Iwate-ken, Japan. He made a public confession of his faith in 
the Congregational church of Hongo, Japan, at the age of 
sixteen. He graduated from the Tokyo Gakuin College in 1916. 
From 1916 to 1919 he was a student in the Meiji Gakuin Semi- 
nary of Tokyo and then a student for one year in the Pacific 
School of Religion at Berkeley, Calif. He entered the Seminary 
at Princeton as a graduate student in 1920, remaining two 
years, receiving the degree of Master of Theology from the 
Seminary in 1922. He died Aug. 28, 1922, in Bellevue Hospital, 
New York City, of tuberculosis, in the 27th year of his age. He 
was unmarried. 



INDEX 

PAGE 

Alexander, James McGregor 215 

Argo, James Kelley 261 

Barkley, James Morrison 236 

Brannen, Denton William 250 

Bruere, William Bowen 256 

Calkins, Matthew Henry 219 

Carey, Thomas Derby 257 

Christie, Robert 224 

Clark, James Buchanan 243 

CouLsoN, George 251 

Cowan, Perez Dickinson 221 

Curtis, Smith 213 

Denton, James Macdonald 228 

Dodd, Ira Seymour 223 

Edgar, William John Brown 249 

Elcock, Edward Payson 227 

Fergusson, James Duncan 258 

Findley, William Luther 229 

Fisher, John R 216 

Fujisawa, Sadao 263 

GwYNN, Edmund Janes 259 

Hitchcock, Pieter Cornelius 260 

Hoes, Roswell Randall 234 

Hope, Ainsworth 260 

Hunter, William Andrew 237 

Joseph, Lloyd Annesley 254 

Kelly, Joseph Clark 214 

Krewson, Jacob Barnes 222 

Leeper, James Luther 241 

Liggett, William Heberton 252 

Lyle, Edward Hays 251 

McClenaghan, Samuel John 247 

McCuLLAGH, Archibald 225 

MacLennan, Alexander 258 

McTavish, Alexander 244 

Matthews, Leonard Walker 255 

Moffat, John P 241 

265 



266 INDEX 

Morrison, Robert 243 

MoRROx, JoKx Herschel 213 

Morse, Oliver Cromwell 230 

NouRSE, James Michael 217 

Paisley, Moses Fuller 235 

Perry, Samuel Mustard 232 

Polk, Samutel 248 

Porter, William McNite 238 

Smith, Edwin 226 

Smith, Thomas Corwin 245 

Stites, W'ixfield Scott 231 

Terry, Eliphalet Bradford 253 

Thompson, Frank 219 

Van Cleye, Alexander Green 233 

Webster, William Stewart Cross 222 

Wills, David 246 

WiLLSON, Robert Ewing 262 

\\'iLSON, George Porter 239 



NECROLOGICAL REPORT 

PRESENTED TO THE 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 
OF 

PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL 
SEMINARY 

AT ITS ANNUAL MEETING 
May 6, 1924 



By THE Editor 



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



268 [1924 

NOTICE 

The Editor of the Necrological Reports earnestly soHcits 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. 



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



OFFICERS OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

FOR THE YEAR 1924-1925 

Rev, Charles L. Caxdee, D.D., '98, President. 

Rev. John T. Reeve, D.D., '00, Vice-President. 

Rev. Robert M. Russell, Jr., '15, Secretary. 

Rev. Charles R. Erdman, D.D., LL.D., '91, Treasurer. 

Rev. Gerard B. F. Hallock, D.D., '85, \ / , , ,- ■ , ,. , 

I I Additional Members 

Rev. Maitland V. Bartlett, '95, { \ , , 

) { of the 

Rev. William L. McCormick, '05, ( 1 ^ ■ ^ 

\ I Executive Committee 

Rev. Peter K. Emmons, '15, 1 



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ANN UAL M E ET I NG 

OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

OF PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 



Princeton, N.J., May 6, 1924. 

The Alumni Association met for luncheon in Stuart Hall at 
12 :30 p.m., with the President, the Reverend Stuart Nye Hutch- 
ison, D.D., '03, in the chair. A blessing was asked by the Rev- 
erend J. C. R. Ewing, D.D., LL.D., K.C.I.E. After luncheon 
the Association was called to order for a business session. The 
Association was favored with selections by the Seminary 
Chorus. 

The Executive Committee recommended the election of the 
following officers for the ensuing year, and they were duly 
elected : 

President — Rev. Charles L. Candee, D.D., '98 

Vice-President — Rev. John T. Reeve, D.D., '00 

Secretary — Rev. Robert M. Russell, Jr., '15 

Treasurer — Rev. Charles R. Erdman, D.D., '91 

Additional mmebers of the Executive Committee — 

Rev. Gerard B. F. Hallock, D.D., '85 

Rev. Maitland V. Bartlett, '95 

Rev. William L. McCormick, '05 

Rev. Peter K. Emmons, '15 

The Rev. Charles R. Erdman, D.D., '91, offered the report 
of the Treasurer, which was accepted. 

The Rev. Charles L. Candee, D.D., '98, newly elected Presi- 
dent of the Association was introduced. 



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The Rev. J. Ross Stevenson, D.D., LL.D., President of the 
Seminary, addressed the Association. 

Dr. Robert E. Speer, '93, addressed the Association. 

The Rev. Maitland Alexander, D.D., LL.D., '92, addressed 
the Association. 

The Rev. S. L Woodbridge, D.D., '82, pronounced the bene- 
diction. 

The meeting adjourned. 

Robert M. Russell, Jr. 

Secretary 



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ABSTRACT OF THE NECROLOGICAL 
REPORT 

The Report for the year ending March 31, 1924, contains notices of 
fifty-five former students of the Seminary. Three of these died in 
previous years, but the fact of their death did not come to the attention 
of the Editor in time for an earHer Report. 

Of the fifty-five one was Professor John DeWitt of the class of 1864. 
The oldest was the Rev. George W. Harlan, a graduate student, 1851-1852, 
who died at the age of ninety-seven years and ten months. One other 
had passed his ninetieth year, sixteen their eightieth year, and fourteen 
their seventieth year. The youngest died at the age of twenty-nine years 
and six months. The average age of the fifty-five was sixty-nine years 
and nine months. The average confessional age was sixteen years. 

The Report contains the following names : 
PROFESSOR 

CLASS 

1864. John DeWitt, D.D., LL.D. 

ALUMNI 

1861. James AIcCommon Morrison 

1862. Henry Burman Townsend 

1863. George Andrew Gordon Hutchison 

1864. Charles Dor Kellogg 
William Appleton Lawrence 
Richard Wylie, D.D. 
Theodore Stephen Wynkoop 

1865. William Alexander Holliday, D.D. 
Samuel Huston Thompson, D.D. 

1866. Henry Seymour Butler, D.D. 
William Thomas Wilkins, D.D. 

1868. James Whalen Van Dyke 

1869. Daniel Forbes Lockerby 
1S70. John Beatty Howell 
1871. Edwin Pember Foresman 

John Henderson Miller, D.D. 







died 


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29, 


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17, 


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May 


13, 


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Aug. 


22, 


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I92I 


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21, 


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April 


29, 


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1872. 

1873. 
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1877- 



1879- 
1880. 
1881. 

1882. 

1886. 
1887. 
1891. 

1894. 



1896. 

1897. 
1899. 
1904. 
1914. 

1915- 
1918. 



1908. 

1851- 
1869- 
1888- 
1904- 

1905- 
1911- 



Alexaxder Murray Smeallie 
William Hexry Cobb, D.D. 
Isaac Smith Simpson 
David Andrew Planck, D.D. 
MiNOT Spaulding Morgan 
Arthur Huntington Allen 
John Morris Davies, D.D. 
Hugh Mason Browne 
Calvin Rice Shields 
John Newton Wright, D.D. 
Louis Henry Jordan 
John Knox McClurkin, D.D., LL.D. 
Charles Herr, D.D. 
George Augustus Marr 
Richard Thomas Jones, D.D. 
Rowland Sawel Thomas 
Hartley Titus Updike 
Francis Jacob Cheek, D.D. 
James R. Mann- 
Thomas Wright Pulham 
Hiram Grant Person, D.D. 
Archibald Harmon Bradshaw 
James Nelson Knipe 
Frank Denison Breed 
John Alexander Brown- 
Henry Stewart Van Osten 
Francis Treadway Clayton- 
Hugh Brown 
James Watt 
Joseph Elliott Kennedy 
Paul DeWitt Twinem 

PARTIAL STUDENT 

Leon Artemus Losey 

GRADUATE STUDENTS 

George William Harlan 
John Randolph Paxton, D.D. 
Robert Agnew McEwen Bell 
Alexander Leonard Mackay 
Robert Ewing Stewart 
Jan Hendrik Blignault 



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I, 


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20, 


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May 


12, 


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12, 


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July 


25, 


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Oct. 


4, 


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9, 


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5. 


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28, 


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17, 


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June 


4- 


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28, 


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26, 


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20, 


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June 


8, 


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Jan. 


4, 


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1889 
1905 
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PROFESSOR 



JOHN DeWITT, D.D., LL.D., 

Son of William Radcliffe and Mary Elizabeth (Wallace) De- 
Witt, was born October 10, 1842, in Harrisburg, Pa. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church 
of Harrisburg at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Harrisburg Academy and under his father, 
and he graduated from Princeton University in 1861. After his 
graduation he studied law in Harrisburg. Immediately after his 
conversion and uniting with the church he gave up the study of 
law and began his studies for the ministry, entering the Sem- 
inary at Princeton in March 1862, remaining two years. He com- 
pleted his theological studies in Union Theological Seminary, 
New York, from which he graduated in 1865. He was licensed 
by the First Presbytery of New York, April 20, 1864, and or- 
dained by the Third Presbytery of New York, June 9, 1865. He 
was pastor of the church at Irvington, N.Y., from July 6, 1865, 
to Dec. I, 1869; pastor of the Central Congregational Church of 
Boston, Mass., from 1869 to 1876, and pastor of the Tenth Pres- 
byterian Church, Philadelphia, from Oct. 12, 1876, to June 5, 
1882. He was professor of Ecclesiastical History in Lane Theo- 
logical Seminary from 1882 to 1888; professor of Apologetics 
in McCormick Theological Seminary from 1888 to 1892, and 
professor of Church History in Princeton Theological Seminary 
from 1892 to 19 1 2, when he resigned and was made professor 
emeritus, continuing as such until his death, Nov. 19, 1923, in 
Princeton, N.J., in the 82nd year of his age. He was buried at 
Harrisburg, Pa. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from 
Princeton University in 1877 and that of LL.D. from Hanover 



274 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [1924 

College, Indiana, in 1888. He published ''Sermons on the Chris- 
tian Life," 1885, also many sermons, articles in religious peri- 
odicals and pamphlets — historical, biographical and theological. 
He was for five years editor of the Princeton Theological Re- 
view. He was commissioner to the General Assembly in 1901 
and a trustee of Princeton University from 1905 to 1920. He 
was a member of the General Assembly's Committee on the 
Revision of the Confession of Faith in 1901 and also of the 
committee that prepared the Book of Common Worship. He 
was a member of the General Council of the Alliance of the 
Reformed Churches holding the Presbyterian System, Philadel- 
phia, 1880. He was also a member of the Victoria Institute of 
London, the American Historical Association and the Archaeo- 
logical Institute of America. 

He was twice married: (i) Aug. 20, 1874, in Danville, Pa., 
to Laura Aubrey Beaver, who died June 10, 1892; (2) July 26, 
1894, in Erie, Pa., to Airs. Elinor (Alaclay) Allen, who survives 
him. 



1924] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 275 



ALUMNI 



JAMES McCOMMON MORRISON, 

Son of Alexander Wilson and Margaret (McCommon) Mor- 
rison, was born July 31, 1832, in Coleraine, Pa. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Newark, Del., at the age of twenty-two. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Hopewell Academy, Pennsylvania, and the 
Strasburg Academy, Pennsylvania, and he graduated from Dela- 
ware College in 1856. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
the fall of the same year, graduating in 1861. On account of ill 
health he was compelled to drop out of the Seminary twice, re- 
maining out a year each time. He was licensed by the Presby- 
tery of Donegal, June 4, 1861. He served the church at Upper 
West Nottingham, Pa., as pastor-elect from December 1862 to 
September 1863 ; was a teacher in the Spring Run Academy, 
Pennsylvania, from September 1863 to March 1865 ; a teacher 
in the Female Seminary at Newburgh, Pa., from April 1865 to 
March 1868; a teacher in Oregon, Mo., from March 1869 to 
March 1872, and during the same time supplied the churches of 
Rockport and Tarkio, and was stated supply of the churches of 
Union and King's City, Mo., from April 1872 to April 1876. He 
was ordained by the Presbytery of Platte, April 6, 1876. He was 
stated supply of the churches of Shenandoah and Riverside, 
Iowa, 1877-80; stated supply of the churches of College Springs 
and Blanchard, Iowa, 1880-84; stated supply of the church at 
Weston, Ore., 1884-86; stated supply of the church of Grass 
Valley, Ore., 1886-93, and of the churches of Monkland and 
Moro, 1893-99. From 1899 to 1906 he resided in Albany, Ore., 
as an evangelist. He was honorably retired from the active min- 



2/6 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [19^4 

istry in 1907 and resided in Portland, Ore., from that time until 
his death, Aug. 29, 1923, in Portland, suddenly, in the 92nd 
year of his age. He was buried in the Riverview Cemetery of 
Portland. He was a commissioner to the General Assembly in 
1895. 

He was married Nov. 18, 1862, in Baileyville, Pa., to Nancy 
Bailey, who died June 6, 1919. Three sons and four daughters 
survive him. 

HENRY BURMAN TOWNSEND, 

Son of Samuel and Anne (Vaughan) Townsend, was born Feb. 
22, 1840, in Cleveland, Ohio. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Richmond Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia 
at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the Freeland Seminary (now Ursinus College), and he gradu- 
ated 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 li- 
censed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia Central, July 7, 1862, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Philadelphia Second, May 5, 
1863, being at the same time installed pastor of the church at 
Conshohocken, Pa., which he had been serving as supply since 
September 1862. He was released from this charge April 10, 
1867. He was pastor of the First Church of Phillipsburg. X.J., 
from Oct. 29, 1867, to April 11, 1888, and of the church at Elk- 
hart, Ind.. from 1888 to 1899. After this for one year he trav- 
elled in Palestine, Eg}-pt and Europe. He was pastor of the 
church at Bedford, Pa., from May 11, 1902, to April 13, 1909. 
After this he resided as an evangelist in Philadelphia from 
1909 to 1912; in Allston, Mass., from 1912 to 1915. in Phila- 
delphia from 191 5 to 1919, and in Bedford. Pa., from 1919 until 
his death there, April 17, 1923, from shock after being struck by 



1924] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 277 

an automobile, in the 84th year of his age. He was buried at 
Montgomery Square, Pa. 

He was twice married: (i) April 28, 1863, at Montgomery 
Square, Pa., to Amanda Woodward Rogers, who died Sept. 5, 
1902; (2) in 1912 at Boston, Mass., to Sarah Boynton, who 
died in 1915. 

GEORGE ANDREW GORDON HUTCHISON, 

Son of Andrew and Edilia Jane (Gordon) Hutchison, was born 
Nov. 5, 1837, in Xenia, Ohio. He graduated from Monmouth 
College, Illinois, in 1862. He studied theology during his junior 
and senior years at Monmouth College, and after his gradua- 
tion, for one year in the Northwest Theological Seminary of 
the Associate Reformed Church at Monmouth, Ohio. He en- 
tered the Seminary at Princeton in 1862 as a senior, remaining 
one year. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Schuyler, April 
10, 1862, and ordained by the U.P. Presbytery of Chillicothe in 
April 1864. He was stated supply of the church at Doddsville, 
III, 1867-68; of the church at Brooklyn, 111., 1868-69; of the 
church at Westpoint, Iowa, 1869-70; of the church at Plymouth, 
Ind., 1870-71 ; of the church at Poynette, Wis., 1871-73 ; of the 
church at North Platte, Neb., 1873-75, and of the church at 
Plum Creek, 1873-76. He was pastor of the Westminster Church 
of Eureka, Kan., 1876-78. During the next four years he re- 
sided first in Denver, Colo., and then in Grand Junction, Colo. 
He was stated supply of the Woodbridge Church of San Fran- 
cisco, Calif., in 1882; pastor of the Olivet and Memorial 
churches in San Francisco, 1884-86; stated supply at Colusa, 
Calif., 1886-87; stated supply at Dallas, Ore., 1887-89; stated 
supply at Dell Rapids, S.D., 1889-91 ; pastor at Casselton, N.D., 
1891-94; stated supply at Grizzly Bluff, Calif., 1894-97; stated 
supply at Fort Bragg, Calif., 1897-99, and stated supply at Oak- 
dale, Calif., 1900-03. After this he resided in San Bernardino, 



278 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [1924 

Calif., 1904-05; in San Diego, 1905-06; in San Bernardino 
1906-08; in Highland Park, Los Angeles, Calif., 1908-21, and in 
San Francisco from that time until his death. May 13, 1923, in 
Oakland, Calif., in the 86th year of his age. He was buried in 
the Rosedale Cemetery of Los Angeles. 

He was married in 1866 in Xenia, Ohio, to EUzabeth Jane 
Dean, who died May 3, 1916. One son and one daughter sur- 
vive him. 

CHARLES DOR KELLOGG, 

Son of Daniel W. and Esther Almira (Bull) Kellogg, was born 
July 3, 1842, in Ann Arbor, Mich. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Peekskill, N.Y., 
at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the Peekskill Academy and in the Brooklyn Polytechnic Insti- 
tute, and he graduated from Princeton University in 1861. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, 
remaining two years. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New 
York Second, April 22, 1863, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
New Castle, Oct. 21, 1863, and at the same time installed pastor 
of the First Church of Wilmington, Del. He was released from 
this charge May 14, 1867. He was pastor of the Reformed 
church of Bacon Hill, N.Y., from July 10, 1867, to Aug. 30, 
1872; pastor of the Reformed church of Fort Miller, N.Y., 
from Oct. 19, 1868, to Aug. 30, 1872; pastor of the Reformed 
church of Passaic, N.J., from Aug. 28, 1872, to Sept. 29, 1879, 
and stated supply of the Presbyterian church of Fort Edward, 
N.Y., from October 1879 until installed its pastor in 1882. He 
was released from this charge Sept. t8, 1899. With this pas- 
torate he also combined that of the church at Sandy Hill, N.Y., 
from 1880 until Sept. 20, 1920. He then became pastor emer- 
itus and resided in Hudson Falls, N.Y., until his death there, 
Aug. 22, 1923, of apoplexy in the 82nd year of his age. He was 



1924] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 279 

buried in Union Cemetery at Hudson Falls, N.Y. He published 
"The Ideal Man," "The Village Pulpit," two volumes, and oc- 
casional sermons. 

He was married Oct. 28, 1863, in Bacon Hill, N.Y., to Mary 
Jane Baucus, who died May 8, 192 1. Two sons and two daugh- 
ters survive him. 

WILLIAM APPLETON LAWRENCE, 

Son of Ephraim Appleton and Clara Pamela (Buttrick) 
Lawrence, was born Oct. 26, 1834, in Pepperell, Mass. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the Congregational church of 
Pepperell at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Lawrence Academy at Groton, Mass., and he 
graduated from Amherst College in 1861. Entering the Sem- 
inary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he remained 
one year. He entered the service of the United States Christian 
Commission in 1862, being its first permanent agent. He was 
later made general field agent for Sherman's Army. Later he 
worked with the Army of the Potomac and closed the commis- 
sion at Washington in 1865. He completed his theological course 
in Union Seminary, New York, from which he graduated in 
1866. He was licensed by the Middlesex Union Congregational 
Association, July 3, 1866, and ordained by the Middlesex North 
Congregational Association, July 6, 1866. He was superinten- 
dent of the Children's Aid Society of Brooklyn, N.Y., from 
April 1866 to April 1873. After this he engaged in business as 
a manufacturing chemist in New York City from 1873 to 1875. 
He was superintendent of the Extract Works, Waterville, N.Y., 
from 1875 to 1903, and vice-president of the Continental Rub- 
ber Company of New York City from 1903 to 1905, and director 
of the laboratory of the same company from 1905 to 1908. He 
,died Nov. 10, 1921, in Jamaica, N.Y., fifteen days after the 
completion of his 87th year. He was buried at Springfield, L.I., 



28o NECROLOGICAL REPORT [19^4 

N.Y. He was a member of the Board of Education of W'ater- 
ville, N.Y., and also of its Board of Health. He was an hon- 
orary member of the Long Island Historical Society. He pub- 
lished ''Scientific Education in Brewing Academy," 1880; 
"Scientific Treatment of Hops," 1882; ''Facts about Beer," 
1903, and "Bottled Beer as a Temperance Drink," 1906. 

He was married July 19, 1864, in Gallipolis, Ohio, to ^lary 
Ann Reeves, who died Feb. 16, 1914. One daughter survives 
him. 

RICHARD WYLIE, 

Son of James and Susan (Alacfarlane) Wylie, was born March 
28, 1841, in Easton, N.Y. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Stillwater, N.Y., at 
the age of twelve. His preparatory studies were pursued under 
Robert Cruikshanks in Stillwater, N.Y., and under John S. 
Schenck in Princeton, N.J., and he graduated from Princeton 
University 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 an evangelist by the same 
Presbytery, April 28, 1864. He was pastor of the church at Cor- 
vallis, Ore., from June 1864 to August 1866 ; stated supply of the 
church at Napa, Calif., from August 1866 until installed its pas- 
tor, July 31, 1867, and was released from this charge i\pril 19, 
1922, after an unusual pastorate of fifty-five years. He was pastor 
emeritus from this time until his death, May 21, 1923, in Napa 
of pneumonia, in the 83rd year of his age. He was buried at 
Napa. He was moderator of the Synod of the Pacific in 1879 
and a commissioner to the General Assembly in 188 1. 

He was married April 29, 1878. in San Francisco, Calif., to 
Harriet M. Gibbs, who died in November 1922. One daughter 
survives him. 



1924] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 28I 

THEODORE STEPHEN WYNKOOP, 

Son of Stephen Rose and Aurelia Dwight (Mills) Wynkoop, 
was born Nov. 22, 1839, ^^ Wilmington, Del. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of 
Wilmington at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in Wilmington under various teachers, and he 
graduated from Yale University in 1861. Entering the Sem- 
inary 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 York, April 20, 1864, and ordained 
by the Presbytery of Long Island, Oct. 13, 1864, being at the 
same time installed pastor of the Second Church of Huntington, 
L.I., and was released from this charge in October 1868. He was 
a missionary in Allahabad, India, from January 1869 to August 
1876. Returning to this country he was pastor of the W^estern 
Church, Washington, D.C., from Oct. 23, 1878, to Aug. 21, 
1893. At this time he returned to India as a secretary of the 
British and Foreign Bible Society stationed at Allahabad, and 
continued in this work until 19 12. He then traveled extensively 
until 19 1 6, when he returned to this country and took up his 
residence in Princeton, N.J. In 1922 he moved to New York 
City. He died April 29, 1923, in Greenport, L.I., of pleurisy, in 
the 84th year of his age. He was buried in the Woodlawn Cem- 
etery, New York City. He published various reports and 
pamphlets relating to Bible work and Christian literature in 
North India and was an instructor in the Theological Training 
School of the Synod of India from 1873 to 1876. 

He was married Oct. 10, 1893, in Washington, D.C., to ]\Iary 
Mason Dodge, who died May 16, 19 19. 

WILLIAM ALEXANDER HOLLIDAY, D.D., 

Son of William Adair and Lucia Shaw ( Cruft) Holliday. was 
born Dec. 30. 1841, near Paris, Ky. He made a public confession 



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of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Indianapohs, 
Ind., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the high school of Indianapohs and in private study, and 
he graduated from Princeton University 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 li- 
censed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 20, 1864, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of North River, Nov. 28, 1866, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the Bethlehem Church 
in Orange County, N.Y. He was released from this charge Oct. 
8, 1872. He was pastor of the First Church of Belvidere, N.J., 
from June 25, 1874, to April 8, 1884; was president of Biddle 
University from 1884 to 1885. He founded and was stated sup- 
ply of the Prospect Heights Church of Brooklyn, N.Y., from 
May 1888 until installed its pastor. May 14, 1889, being re- 
leased from this charge, Feb. i, 1897. After this he was lecturer 
on Presbyterian Polity in the Hartford Theological Seminary 
from 1900 to 1907. During this time his residence was in Lake- 
wood, N.J., where he continued to reside until 1909. After this 
he resided in Plainfield, N.J., until his death, Jan. 21, 1924, in 
Plainfield, of apoplexy, in the 83rd year of his age. He was 
buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D. from Princeton University in 1885 
and from Lafayette College in the same year. He was a trustee 
of Lafayette College from 1887 to 1892. He was also a trustee 
of Lincoln University and a member of the Board of Church 
Erection. He wrote many articles for newspapers and maga- 
zines, both religious and secular. He published a pamphlet : 
"Fifty Years ; a historical discourse relating to the First Presby- 
terian Church of Belvidere, N.J., 1884." 

He was twice married: (i) Jan. 16, 1868, in Brooklyn, N.Y., 
to Marie Antoinette Trask, who died July 21, 1906; (2) Sept. 
12, 1907, in Bayside, Mass., to Alice L. Trask, who survives 
him. 



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SAMUEL HUSTON THOMPSON, D.D., 

Son of the Rev. Samuel and Fannie (Huston) Thompson, 
was born May 24, 1842, in Brookfield, Donegal, Ireland. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the St. James Street 
Presbyterian Church of Londonderry, Ireland, at the age of 
sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in Donegal un- 
der the Rev. Dr. William Niblock, and he graduated from the 
University of Glasgow in 1862. Coming to this country he en- 
tered the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year. He 
left in the third year of his Seminary course on account of ill 
health. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, 
April 20, 1864, and ordained by the Presbytery of Clogher, Ire- 
land, Dec. 29, 1865, being at the same time installed pastor of the 
church at Maguirebridge, Ireland, from which he was released 
April 6, 1869. He was pastor of the Fourth Church of Pitts- 
burgh, Pa., from Nov. 3, 1869, to Nov. 7, 1870; pastor of the 
First Church of Canandaigua, N.Y., from Nov. 14, 1870, to Jan. 
30, 1873 ; pastor of the church at Lewisburg, Pa., from March 
24, 1873, to March 20, 1879; pastor of the Central Church of 
Des Moines, Iowa, from April 1879 to March 1880; pastor of 
the Govans Chapel, Govanstown, Md., from 1881 to 1882 ; re- 
sided without charge in Baltimore, Md., from 1883 to 1885, and 
in St. Paul, Minn., from 1887 to 1892. He served the church at 
New Brighton, Pa., as pastor-elect from April 1893 until in- 
stalled its pastor. May 10, 1894, and was released Sept. 8, 1896; 
served the church at Waynesburgh, Pa., as supply from April 
1897 to April 1898; was pastor of the church at Pontiac, Mich., 
from April 28, 1898, to Sept. 19, 1899, and pastor of the church 
at Red Bank, N.J., from Oct. 4, 1900, to Jan. 26, 1909. After 
this he resided in Pittsburgh, Pa., until his death, June 6, 1923, 
in St. Margaret's Hospital, Pittsburgh, of pneumonia, in the 
82nd year of his age. He was buried in the Homewood Cemetery 
of Pittsburgh. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from 



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Harriman University in 1900. He was a commissioner to the 
General Assembly in 1909. During the Civil War he w^as for a 
time a member of the U.S. Christian Commission. He published 
occasional sermons. 

He was married July 25, 1867, in Saltsburg, Pa., to Martha 
Jane Mcllwain, who with four sons and two daughters survives 
him. 

HENRY SEYMOUR BUTLER, D.D., 

Son of Henry and Martha (Hinsdale) Butler, was born Dec. 19, 
1840, in New York City. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Remsen Street Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, 
N.Y., at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Classical School of Joshua Huntington in Brooklyn, 
and in the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, and he graduated 
from Princeton University in 1862. He was principal of the 
Academy of Red Mills (now Mahopac Falls), in New York, 
for one year after his graduation from the University. He en- 
tered the Seminary at Princeton in 1863, taking the full three 
years' course there and graduating in 1866. He was licensed by 
the Presbyter}^ of New Brunswick, April 18, 1866, and ordained 
by the Presbytery of Burlington, Oct. 23, 1866, being at the 
same time installed pastor of the churches of Columbus and 
Bustleton, N.J., being released from these charges April 15, 
1868; he then supplied the church at South Salem, N.Y., for 
four months ; he was pastor of the church at Clearfield, Pa., 
from June 23, 1869, to Feb. 5, 1884; pastor of the church at 
Blairstown, N.J., from April 10, 1884, to Sept. i, 1907, and 
stated supply of the churches of Huntsville and Helenwood, 
Tenn., from 1907 to 191 5. After this he resided in Washington, 
D.C., until his death there, Sept. 11, 1923, in the 83rd year of 
his age. He was buried at Clearfield, Pa. He received the honor- 
ary degree of D.D. from Lafayette College in 1885. He was mod- 



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erator of the Synod of Harrisburg in 1880; convener of the 
Synod of Pennsylvania, 1882; moderator of the Synod of New 
Jersey, 1895, and chairman of the Committee on Foreign Mis- 
sions of the Synod of New Jersey from 1896 to 1905. He was 
president of the Board of Directors of the Blair Academy at 
Blairstown, N.J., during his pastorate there. 

He was twice married: (i) May i8, 1867, in Poundridge, 
N.Y., to Maria Thatcher Patterson, who died Sept. 24, 1901 ; 
(2) Jan. 27, 1904, in Clearfield, Pa., to Mary R. Mossop, who 
died Jan. 25, 1924. Two daughters and one son by his first mar- 
riage survive him, the latter being the Rev. Courtlandt P. Butler 
of the class of 1895. 

WILLIAM THOMAS WILKINS, D.D., 

Son of John and Catharine (Simon) Wilkins, was born July 15, 
1843, in St. John, N.B., Canada. He made a public confession 
of his faith in St. Paul's Church at Fredericton, N.B., at the age 
of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the gram- 
mar school of St. John, N.B., and he graduated from the Uni- 
versity of New Brunswick in 1863. He then took three years 
of his theological course in the Theological Hall of Queen's 
College, Kingston, Ont. He entered the Seminary at Princeton 
in 1865 as a senior, graduating in 1866. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Niagara of the Presbyterian Church of Canada, 
June 13, 1866, and ordained by the Presbytery of St. John, New 
Brunswick, in September 1866. From 1866 to 1869 he engaged in 
missionary work in Woodstock and other places in New Bruns- 
wick. He was pastor of St. Paul's Church, Truro, N.S., from 
September 1869 to September 1872; pastor of St. Andrew's 
Church, Stratford, Canada, from April 10, 1873, to Dec. 31, 
1876; pastor of Knox Church, Belgrave, Canada, from April 
3, 1878, to July II, 1882, and pastor of St. Andrew's Church, 
Trenton,- Canada, from 1883 to 1913, when he retired from the 



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active work of the ministry. He continued his residence in 
Trenton until his death there, Jan. 28, 1924, of heart trouble, in 
the 8ist year of his age. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, 
Trenton, Canada. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from 
Queen's University in 1922. He was stated clerk of the Presby- 
tery of Kingston from 1891 to 1922. He w^as the first moderator 
of the Presbytery of Stratford in 1875, and was at one time 
moderator of the Synod of Toronto and Kingston. He w^as a 
member of the Masonic Order in Canada and its Grand Chap- 
lain. 

He was married Sept. 30, 1874, in Kingston, Ont., to Jessie 
Craig, who with three sons and three daughters survives him. 

JAMES WHALEN VAN DYKE, 

Son of Benjamin and Elsie (Smith) Van Dyke, was born Aug. 
7, 1838, in Bound Brook, N.J. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Presbyterian church of Pluckemin, N.J., at the 
age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in Wood- 
bury Academy and under Dr. W. W. Blauvelt in Lamington, 
N.J., and he graduated from Princeton University in 1864. Dur- 
ing the following year he engaged in work in the U.S. Sanitary 
Commission wath General Sherman's Army in Georgia, and also 
taught school in Somerset County, N.J. He entered the Sem- 
inary at Princeton in 1865, taking the full three years' course 
there and graduating in 1868. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Raritan, Oct. 2, 1867, and ordained an evangelist by the same 
Presbytery, Aug. 20, 1868. He then went to Siam as a mission- 
ary, arriving at Bangkok in 1869. He was stationed at Petcha- 
buri from 1869 to 1875 and at Bangkok from 1875 to 1880. He 
was engaged as pastor of a missionary church at Sam Ray, 
Bangkok, from 1881 to 1887. After this he returned to the 
United States. He was pastor of the church at Stockton, N.J., 
from May 1889 to August 1903. He resided in New Park, Pa., 



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from 1903 to 1905 ; in East Orange, N.J., from 1905 to 1907 ; in 
Cranbury, N.J., from 1907 to 1918, and in Ocean Grove, N.J., 
from that time until his death there, May 6, 1923, of apoplexy, 
in the 85th year of his age. He was buried in the cemetery of the 
Second Presbyterian Church of Cranbury, N.J. He was a com- 
missioner to the General Assemblies of 1881 and 1897. He pub- 
lished a number of religious tracts in the Siamese language, also 
in the same language a Primary School Geography, a Primary 
Arithmetic, a volume on Natural Philosophy and a school read- 
er. He translated First and Second Chronicles into Siamese. 

He was married Oct. i, 1868, in Bloomsbury, N.J., to Anna E. 
Gardner, who with four sons and two daughters survives him. 

DANIEL FORBES LOCKERBY, 

Son of John and Margaret (Forbes) Lockerby, was born April 
22, 1840, in Cavendish, P.E.I., Canada. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Poplar Grove Presbyterian Church in 
Halifax, N.S., at the age of twenty-three. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in Cavendish under the Rev. Isaac Mur- 
ray and in a Select Academy in Charlottetown and he gradu- 
ated from Truro Seminary (later merged into Dalhousie Col- 
lege) N.S., in 1863. He was principal of the Bedford Grammar 
School, Nova Scotia, for one year and then principal of the 
Granville Street Classical Academy, Halifax, for two years. 
While teaching in Halifax he took the first year of his theo- 
logical course in the Presbyterian Theological Hall in that city. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1866, taking the full 
three years' course there and graduating in 1869. He was li- 
censed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 21, 1868, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Monmouth, July 13, 1869, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the Millstone Church 
at Perrineville, N.J., and was released from this charge in Jan- 
uary, 1872. He was pastor of the churches of Knowlton, Hope 



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and Delaware, N.J., from May 15, 1872, to April 16, 1873; 
stated supply of the Lehigh Avenue Church, Philadelphia, Pa., 
from April 1873 until installed its pastor. May 11, 1875, and was 
released March 20, 1876. At his own request he was dropped 
from the roll of the Presbytery April 4, 1876. He engaged in 
preaching, lecturing and doing evangelical work from 1876 
until 1920. Thereafter he resided in Elkton, Md., until his death 
there, Aug. 21, 1923, of cancer of the liver, in the 84th year of 
his age. He was buried in the Northwood Cemetery, Philadel- 
phia, Pa. He published the Pen Portraits of the Presidents of 
the United States, 1876. 

He was twice married: (i) June 18, 1863, in Bedford, N.S., 
to Eleanor Alice Fitz Maurice, who died in 1916; (2) July 24, 
1918, in Wildwood, N.J., to Mrs. Mary Virginia (Peale) 
Arlington, who with two sons and three daughters survives him. 

JOHN BEATTY HOWELL, 

Son of Archibald Alexander and Isabella (Beatty) Howell, 
was born March 31, 1847, in Allentown, N.J. He made a pub- 
lic confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Allen- 
town at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Classical Institute of Water Gap, Pa., and he grad- 
uated from Princeton University in 1866. He then engaged in 
teaching for one year. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 
1867, he took the full three years' course there, graduating in 
1870. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Burlington April 
13, 1870, and ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of Lacka- 
wanna, April 18, 1872. From 1873 to 1890 he was a missionary 
stationed at Sao Paulo, Brazil. From 1874 to 1883 he was prin- 
cipal of the mission school in Sao Paulo, instructor of theological 
students and co-editor of a weekly religious paper. While sta- 
tioned at Sao Paulo he supplied the churches at Brotas and 
Dois Corregos, 1878-81 ; the churches at Lorena and Cruzeiro, 



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1883-84, and the churches at Brotas, Dois Corregos, and St. 
Carlos do Pinhal, 1885-87. Returning to this country in 1897 
he was stated supply of the Tennent Memorial Church, Phil- 
adelphia, from March 1897 until installed its pastor, April 12, 
1900, and this relation was dissolved Dec. 5, 1904. He was chap- 
lain of the Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia from 1903 to 
1912. He continued his residence in Philadelphia until 1919, 
when he moved to Newtown, Conn., residing there until his 
death, Jan. 23, 1924, in Atlantic City, N.J., of heart failure in 
the 77th year of his age. He was buried in the Mount Moriah 
Cemetery, Philadelphia. He was a commissioner to the General 
Assemblies of 1877, 1884 and 191 1. 

He was married June 14, 1877, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., to 
Elizabeth Hibler Day, who with one son and one daughter sur- 
vives him. 

EDWIN PEMBER FORESMAN 

Son of James and Elizabeth Knox (Woods) Foresman, was 
born May i, 1841, in Milesburg, Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Moshannon, Pa., at 
the age of twenty. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
Tuscarora Academy, Academia, Pa., and he graduated from 
Lafayette College 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 Huntingdon, June 14, 1870, and ordained by the same Pres- 
bytery, June 10, 1873. He was stated supply of the churches of 
Chilisquaque and Mooresburgh, Pa., from May 1871 to May 
1872; stated supply of the church at Shellsburg, Pa., from Oc- 
tober 1872 until installed its pastor June 10, 1873. ^^ was re- 
leased from this charge Oct. 6, 1875 ; stated supply of the 
churches of Saxton and Yellow Creek from October 1875 to 
March 1878; pastor of the churches of Kylertown and Brad- 



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ford, Pa., from April i, 1878 to April 10, 1883; stated supply 
of the churches of Hillsboro and Kelso, N.D., from May 1883 
to October 1886; pastor of the Fruithill Church, Ansonville, Pa., 
from January 1887 to August 1893 ; pastor of the churches of 
Marion and Plumville, Pa., from Oct. 17, 1893, to Sept. 13, 
1905 ; pastor of the Appleby Manor Memorial Church and the 
Crooked Creek Church from Oct. i, 1905, to April 8, 1912 ; pas- 
tor of the Pine Run Church of Markle, Pa., from May 21, 1912, 
to Sept. 12, 191 6. After this he resided in Hadley, Pa., until 
1922 and in Oakmont, Pa., from this time until his death there, 
Sept. 6, 1923, of cancer of the stomach and liver, in the 83rd 
year of his age. He was buried at Oakmont. 

He was twice married: (i) June 6, 1871, in West Town, 
N.Y., to Emma Virginia Houghwout, who died Oct. 29, 1880; 
(2) Dec. 21, 1881, in Kylertown, Pa., to Eliza Jane Mons, 
who with three sons and six daughters survives him. 

JOHN HENDERSON MILLER, D.D., 

Son of John Knox and Ellen (Wise) Miller, was born May 11, 
1845, i" Mansfield, Ohio. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Kansas City, Mo., at 
the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
Kansas City under the Rev. Robert S. Simington, D.D., and 
he graduated from Wittenberg College, Ohio, with the highest 
honor, in 1868. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall 
of the same year, he took the full three years' course there, grad- 
uating in 1871. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New 
Brunswick, April 22, 1870, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Topeka, May 5, 1872. He served the church of Olathe, Kan., as 
pastor elect from October 187 1 until installed its pastor May 5, 
1872, and was released Oct. 3, 1872; pastor of the First Church 
of Sedalia, Mo., from Oct. 20, 1872, to April 12, 1876; stated 
supply of the church at Junction City, Kan., from November 



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1876 until installed its pastor Oct. i, 1879, being released July 
15, 1881 ; stated supply of the Second Church of Kansas City, 
Mo., from July 1881 to July 1882 ; pastor of the Fourth Church, 
Kansas City, Mo., from May 5, 1883, to Sept. 27, 1888; pastor 
of the Rich Hill church. Mo., 1889-98, and pastor of the church 
at Nevada, Mo., from 1898 to 1907. After this he resided in 
Kansas City, Mo., until his death. He supplied the Third Church 
of Kansas City in 1910 and was stated supply of the Prospect 
Avenue Church of Kansas City from 191 1 until installed its 
pastor March 31, 1912, this relation being dissolved April i, 
191 5. He died April 19, 1923, in Kansas City, Mo., of dropsy 
due to an automobile accident eighteen months previous, in the 
78th year of his age. He was buried in the Mt. Moriah Ceme- 
tery, Kansas City. He published: Annals of the Presbytery of 
Kansas City, 1887; When the Rainbow touches the Ground, 
1906, and several Masonic stories and sermonettes. He was 
Grand Chaplain of the Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Ma- 
sons of Missouri from 1896 to 1897. He was Grand Prelate of 
the Grand Commandery of the Knights Templar of Missouri. 
He was moderator of the Synod of Missouri in 1898; permanent 
clerk of the Synod of Missouri, 1884 to 1891 ; stated clerk of the 
Presbytery of Kansas City from 1887 to 1905 ; stated clerk of 
the Synod of Missouri from 1891 until his death, and treasurer 
of the Synod of Missouri from 1891 to 1907. He was a commis- 
sioner to the General Assemblies of 1891, 1896 and 1900. He 
received the honorary degree of D.D. from Highland University 
in 1885. 

He was married Nov. 11, 1879, i" Junction City, Kan., to 
Emma Frances Orr, who with one daughter survives him. 

ALEXANDER MURRAY SMEALLIE, 

Son of James and Mary (Smeallie) Smeallie, was born Jan. 31, 
1843, ^^ Princeton, N.Y. He made a pubhc confession of his 



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faith in the United Presbyterian church of Johnstown, N.Y., 
at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the Johnstown Academy and he graduated from Union College 
in 1867. During the next two years he engaged in teaching, at 
the same time studying theology under the Rev. D. S. McHewey. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1869 as a middler, 
graduating in 1871. He was licensed by the U. P. Presbytery of 
Delaware, April 27, 1870, and ordained by the same Pres- 
bytery Jan. 30, 1872, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the U.P. church at Kortright, N.Y., from which he was 
released March 27, 1888. After this he served the following 
United Presbyterian churches: North Kortright, N.Y., from 
Aug. 28, 1888, to Dec. 15, 1896; Northfield, Ohio, from Feb. 
19, 1900, to Sept. 10, 1907; the churches of Ontario and 
East Mansfield, N.Y., as stated supply from 1908 to 1909 ; pastor 
of the church at Martin, Mich., from Jan. 4, 1910, to Dec. 10, 
1912, and the Beechview Church of Pittsburgh, Pa., as stated 
supply from 1913 to 1915. He continued his residence in Pitts- 
burgh until his death there, Aug. 28, 1923, in the 81 st year of his 
age. He was buried in the Mt. Lebanon Church Cemetery, Pitts- 
burgh. He published a Historical Sketch of the United Presby- 
terian Congregation of Kortright, 1776- 1876. He was moderator 
of the U.P. Synod of New York in 1892. 

He was married Feb. 21, 1872, in Walton, N.Y., to Isabel 
McFadden, who with one daughter survives him. 

WILLIAM HENRY COBB, D.D., 

Son of Leander and Julia Ann (Scribner) Cobb, was born April 
2, 1846, in Rochester, Mass. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Congregational church of Marion, Mass., at the 
age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
public schools of Marion and in private study and he graduated 
from Amherst College in 1867. He then engaged in teaching 



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for two years in Wilmington, Del. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1869, remaining one year. He took the other two 
years of his theological course in Andover Seminary, from 
which he graduated in 1872. He was licensed by the Andover 
Association of Congregational Ministers, June 6, 1871, and or- 
dained by a Council of Congregational Churches at Plymouth, 
Mass., Sept. 18, 1872, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the Fourth Congregational Church of Plymouth (Chilton- 
ville), Mass., and was released from this charge May 18, 1876. 
He then supplied the Congregational church at Medfield, Mass., 
from November 1876 to September 1878. He was pastor of the 
Congregational church at Uxbridge, Mass., from Sept. 18, 1878, 
to Nov. 28, 1887. After this he was librarian and assistant treas- 
urer of the American Congregational Association with his resi- 
dence in Boston until his death. He died May i, 1923, in Newton 
Centre, Mass., of pleurisy, in the 78th year of his age. He was 
buried at Marion, Mass. He published: A Criticism of Systems 
of Hebrew Metres, 1905 ; The Meaning of Church Unity, 1915 ; 
Seven Centuries Illustrated in the Congregational Library, 
1921, and many articles in the Bibliotheca Sacra, the Journal of 
Biblical Literature, and other periodicals. He was an editor of 
the Journal of Biblical Literature from 1889 to 191 5, and record- 
ing secretary of the Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis 
from 1890 to 191 5. He received the honorary degree of D.D. 
from Amherst College in 1892. 

He was married Oct. 30, 1872, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Emily 
Wollaston Wiggins, who with two sons and two daughters sur- 
vives him. 

ISAAC SMITH SIMPSON, 

Son of Andrew and Jane (Archibald) Simpson, was born 
Feb. 29, 1844, in Merigomish, N.S., Canada. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Stellarton, 



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N.S., at the age of twenty-four. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the grammar schools of Merigomish, and he gradu- 
ated from Dalhousie College in 1868. He then spent a year as 
principal of the high school in Stellarton, N.S. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of 1869, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1872. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 12, 1871, and ordained 
by the Presbytery of St. John, Canada, July 16, 1873, being at 
the same time installed pastor of the church at Nerepis, N.B., 
and was released from this charge Jan. 11, 1876. He was pastor 
of the church at Upper Musquodoboit, N.B., from Oct. 23, 
1876, to Nov. 30, 1879; pastor of the church at La Have, N.S., 
from March i, 1880, to Dec. 31, 1887; served the churches of 
Constable and Westville, N.Y., as pastor elect from May 1888 
to August 1889; was stated supply of the church at Nokomie, 
III, 1899-90; stated supply of the church at Cambridge, Wis., 
1891-93 ; stated supply of the churches at Lucerne and Concord, 
Ind., 1894-95, and stated supply of the church at Gary, S.D., 
1896-97. At this time ill health compelled him to give up pas- 
toral work and he resided in Minneapolis, Minn., and San Fran- 
cisco, Calif., until 1900. He was stated supply of the Hardin 
church. Council BlufTs, Iowa, 1900-03 ; stated supply of the 
church at Rossville, Iowa, 1903-04; stated supply of the church 
in Coal Valley, 111., 1904-06 ; stated supply of the church at 
Pontoosuc, 1907-08, and stated supply of the church at Hanna- 
ford, N.D., 1908-09. He then resided in Davenport, Iowa, until 
1910, and in Chicago, 111., until his death there, Aug. 20, 1923, 
of cancer of the stomach, in the 80th year of his age. He was 
buried in the Evergreen Cemetery, Chicago. 

He was married Sept. 30. 1880, in Truro, N.S., to Carrie 
Baxter, who with two sons and two daughters survives him. 



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DAVID ANDREW PLANCK, D.D., 

Son of Isaac and Nancy (Howe) Planck, was born April 5, 
1846, in Flemingsburg, Ky. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Presbyterian church of Elizaville, Ky., at the age 
of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the high 
school of Elizaville, and he graduated from Centre College, Ken- 
tucky, in 1869. He was a student in the Danville Theological 
Seminary, from 1869 to 1870, and in Union Theological 
Seminary, Virginia, from 1870 to 1871. During the following 
year he engaged in mission work in Louisville, Ky. He entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in 1872 as a senior, graduating in 
1873. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Transylvania, June 
6, 1872, and ordained by the Presbytery of Mississippi, Oct. 10, 
1873. H^ was pastor of the church at Port Gibson, Miss., from 
Dec. 14, 1873, to April 13, 1889; stated supply of the church at 
San Angelo, Texas, from May to November 1889, and pastor 
of the Central (Jackson Street) Church, Mobile, Ala., from 
Dec. 8, 1889, to Sept. i, 1919, when he was made honorary pas- 
tor. He continued his residence in Mobile until his death there. 
May 12, 1923, of cardiacal asthma, in the 78th year of his age. 
He was buried at Mobile. He received the honorary degree of 
D.D. from the Southwestern Presbyterian University in 1900. 
He was a commissioner to the General Assemblies of 1879, ^^86 
and 1892. 

He was married Jan. 5, 1875, in Port Gibson, Miss., to 
Blanche Sale Hopkins, who died June 12, 1920. One son and 
three daughters survive him. 

MINOT SPAULDING MORGAN, 

Son of Minot Canfield and Margaret Seguine (Ludlow) Mor- 
gan, was born Sept. 3, 1842, in New York City. He made a 
pubHc confession of his faith in the First Dutch Reformed 
Church of Jersey City, N.J., at the age of eighteen. His pre- 



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paratory stidies were pursued in the grammar school of Jersey 
City, in Bloomfield, N.J., under Charles M. Davis, in the Has- 
brouck Institute of Brooklyn, and in Princeton under Professor 
H. C. Cameron. Until coming to Princeton Seminary he was a 
leather merchant in New York City. He entered the Seminary 
at Princeton in 1872, taking the full three years' course there 
and graduating in 1875, and remaining a year longer as a grad- 
uate student. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Bruns- 
wick, Oct. 7, 1874, and ordained by the same Presbytery, April 
6, 1878, being at the same time installed pastor of the church at 
Hopewell, N.J., from which he was released Oct. 7, 1879. 
After this he resided in Princeton from 1880 to 1893, and 
then in New York City. He was pastor of the church at Rem- 
senburg, L.I., N.Y., from April 12, 1895, to Dec. 23, 1898; 
stated supply of the King's Bridge Church, New York City, 
from 1898 to 1900, and pastor of the Brainerd Memorial 
Church at Elwood, N.J., from July 16, 1901, to July i, 1917, 
when he retired from active service. He resided in Detroit, 
Mich., from this time until his death there, March 12, 1924, of 
heart trouble, in the 82nd year of his age. He was buried at 
Princeton, N.J. He was at one time moderator of the Presby- 
tery of West Jersey. He was secretary of the Atlantic County 
Bible Society and treasurer of the Atlantic County Sunday 
School Association, 

He was married May 14, 1872, in Princeton, N.J., to Mrs. 
Anna Corilla (Green) Yeomans, who died Sept. 9, 1894. One 
son, the Rev. Minot C. Morgan, D.D., of the class of 1900, sur- 
vives him. 

ARTHUR HUNTINGTON ALLEN 

Son of Richard Lamb and Sarah Outram (Lyman) Allen, was 
born Oct. 20, 1851, in New York City. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Reformed Church of Stapleton, S.I., 



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N.Y., at the age of thirteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Tompkinsville, Staten Island, School. Before enter- 
ing college he traveled in Europe and was a tutor in New Haven, 
Conn. He graduated from Yale University in 1873. He then 
spent a year as an instructor in the University of California. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1874, he took the full 
three years' course there, graduating in 1877. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Brooklyn, April 4, 1876, and ordained by 
the Presbytery of Nassau, April 15, 1879. He was stated supply 
of the church at Islip, N.Y., from September 1878 until installed 
its pastor April 15, 1879, and was released from this charge Jan. 
9, 1885. He was pastor of the Woodside Church, Troy, N.Y., 
from Feb. 12, 1885, to June 20, 1901 ; was stated supply of the 
church at Chestertown, N.Y., for two months in 1901 ; stated 
supply of the church at Margaretville, N.Y., from June to De- 
cember 1902 and pastor of the Brighton Heights Reformed 
Church of New Brighton, S.I., from Jan. 13, 1903, to April 16, 
1907. He then resided for a time in Lakehurst, N.J., traveled in 
Europe; he resided in Newark, N.J., and then in Troy, N.Y., 
until 1914. In 191 1 he was made associate secretary of Synodical 
Home Missions in New York Synod and continued to fill this 
office until his death, April 20, 1923, in New York City, in the 
72nd year of his age. He was buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery, 
New York City. He was stated clerk of the Presbytery of Troy 
from 1886 to 1901 ; was commissioner to the General Assemblies 
of 1882 and 1889; was at one time moderator of the Presby- 
tery of Nassau, and also of the Presbytery of Troy, and was 
president of the Classis of New York. He was for a time secre- 
tary of the Long Island Bible Society, and corresponding secre- 
tary of the Rensselaer County Bible Society. He was a trustee 
of the American Seamen's Friend Society from 191 1 until his 
death. 

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Givan Crosby, who died March i8, 1891. One daughter sur- 
vives him. 

JOHN MORRIS DAVIES, D.D., 

Son of John J. and Ann (Davies) Davies, was born Oct. 16, 
1848, in Ebbw Vale, South Wales, G.B. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist church 
of Ironton, Ohio, at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Marietta Colege Academy and he graduated 
from Marietta College in 1874. Entering the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three years' 
course there, graduating in 1877. He was licensed by the Pres- 
bytery of Athens, Sept. 12, 1876, and ordained by the Presbytery 
of Dayton, Nov. 5, 1878. He was stated supply of the church 
at Hanover, Ohio, from December 1877, to June 1878; stated 
supply of the church at Osborne, Ohio, from June 1878 to May 
1879; pastor of the church at Brecksville, Ohio, from December 
1879 to March 1881 ; pastor of the church at Niles, Ohio, from 
1881 to 1883; stated supply of the church at Kingsville, Ohio, 
from October 1883 to May 1885. Superintendent of Home Mis- 
sions in Tennessee from January 1886 to October 1890; stated 
supply of the church at Caro, Mich., from October 1890 to Oc- 
tober 1891 ; pastor of Immanuel Church, Grand Rapids, Mich., 
from Dec. 3, 1891, to March 21, 1893; pastor of the church at 
Noblesville, Ind., from April 1893 to September 1899; engaged 
in mission work in Philadelphia, Pa., from that time until 1901, 
and was pastor of the First Church of Gloucester City, N.J., 
from Oct. 3, 1901, to December 16, 1921, when he was honor- 
ably retired from active service. After this he resided in Phila- 
delphia, Pa., until his death, Aug. 16, 1923, in Los Angeles, 
Calif., of heart disease, in the 75th year of his age. He was 
buried in Ironton, Ohio. He received the honorary degree of 
D.D. from Greenville and Tusculum College in 1888. He was a 



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commissioner to the General Assemblies of 1886, 1890, 1899 
and 1907. He was at one time moderator of the Presbyter}^ of 
Grand Rapids, of the Presbytery of Muncie and of the Presby- 
tery of West Jersey. 

He was married Aug. 23, 1880, in fronton, Ohio, to Mai-y 
Catherine Jynkins, who with one son and one daughter survives 
him. 

HUGH MASON BROWNE, 

Son of John and Elizabeth (Wormley) Browne, was born June 
12, 1851, in Washington, D.C. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church of Wash- 
ington at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Preparatory Department of Howard University, 
from which institution he graduated in 1875. Entering the Sem- 
inary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full 
three years' course there, graduating in 1878. He then spent a 
year of study in the Free Church College of Edinburgh, Scot- 
land. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Washington, May 
20, 1878, but was never ordained. He was a professor in Liberia 
College, West Africa, from 1883 to 1886; a teacher in the col- 
ored high school of Washington, D.C, from 1886 to 1897; a 
teacher in Hampton Institute, Hampton, Va., from 1897 to 1901 ; 
principal of the colored high school of Baltimore, Md., from 
1901 to 1902, and principal of the Institute for Colored Youth 
in Cheyney, Pa., from 1902 to 19 13. He then spent some time in 
study in various cities of Germany, afterwards residing in 
Washington, D.C, as "consulting school director" until his 
death, Oct. 30, 1923, in Philadelphia, Pa., in the 73rd year of 
his age. He was buried at Washington, D.C. He contributed 
articles relating to the negro to various magazines. 

He w^as married Feb. 11, 1905, in Washington, D.C, to Mrs. 
Julia A. (Shadd) Purnell, who survives him. 



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CALVIN RICE SHIELDS, 

Son of Samuel Croxton and Maria Woods (Sterrett) Shields, 
was born Sept. 21, 1849, ^^^ar Bowling Green Ky. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Highland, Kan., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in Highland University and he graduated from 
Princeton University in 1875. Entering the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three years' 
course there, graduating in 1878. He was licensed and ordained 
by the Presbytery of Highland, May 5, 1878. He was stated 
supply of the church at Union, Ore., from June 1878 until in- 
stalled its pastor in 1882, and was released from this charge in 
1885 ; was stated supply of the churches at Lostine, Joseph, and 
Shiloh, Ore., from 1885 to 1889; stated supply of the Mizpah 
Church, Portland, Ore., from May 1889 until installed its pastor 
in November 1890. He was released from this charge in 1894; 
resided as an evangelist in Portland, Ore., 1895-96; was stated 
supply of the church at Union, Ore., 1897-98; stated supply of 
the churches at Davenport and Larene, Wash., 1889-1900 ; stated 
supply of the Bethel Church, Spokane, Wash., from 1901 until 
installed its pastor. May 14, 1902. He was released from this 
charge July 20, 1905 ; was stated supply of the church at Oxnard, 
Calif., in 1906, and pastor of the Dayton Avenue Church, Los 
Angeles, Calif., from April 28, 1907, to April 15, 1915. After 
this he resided in Los Angeles, Calif., until his death there, Nov. 
13, 1923, of rupture of the heart, in the 77th year of his age. 
He was buried in the Forest Lawn Cemetery of Los Angeles. 

He was married May 8, 1878, in Highland, Kan., to Mary 
Maxcy, who with one daughter survives him. 

JOHN NEWTON WRIGHT, D.D., 

Son of Esby and Jane Elizabeth (Bar) Wright, was born Feb. 
8, 1852, in Lyndon, Ohio. He made a public confession of his 



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faith in the Presbyterian church of South Salem, Ohio, at the 
age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in South 
Salem Academy and he graduated from the College of Wooster 
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 and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Chillicothe May i, 1878. After his ordination he went to Persia 
as a missionary, being stationed at Tabriz from 1878 to 1885 ; 
at Salmas from 1885 to 1896, and again at Tabriz from 1896 
to 1910, when he returned to this country. He resided in 
Wooster, Ohio, from 191 1 until his death there, July 25, 1923, 
of angina pectoris, in the 72nd year of his age. He was buried 
at Wooster, Ohio. He received the honorary degree of D.D. 
from the College of Wooster in 1892. He made a number of 
translations into Turkish; among these were the Shorter Cat- 
echism in 1883 ; Spiritual Songs, revised and enlarged, in 1892; 
the Larger Catechism, Intermediate Political Geography, and 
Sweet Story of Old. He also helped in the translation of the Old 
Testament into Turkish and in revising and editing the New 
Testament translation in 1893. 

He was married three times: (i) April 25, 1878, in South 
Salem, Ohio, to Mary Letitia Caldwell, who died Feb. 5, 1879; 
(2) Dec. 3, 1885, in Oroomiah, Persia, to Mary Susan Oshanna, 
who died June i, 1890; (3) Aug. 2, 1892, in New California, 
Ohio, to Martha K. Evans, who with one son and one daughter 
by his second wife and three sons and one daughter by his third, 
survives him. 

LOUIS HENRY JORDAN, 

Son of William and Anne (McElwaine) Jordan, was born July 
27, 1855, in Halifax, N.S., Canada. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Brunswick Street Wesleyan Methodist 
Church of Halifax at an early age. He graduated from Dal- 



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housie College in 1875, receiving the degree of M.A. in 1878. 
He then spent a year in reading and taking a special course in 
Dalhousie College. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
1876, remaining two years. He then attended Union Seminary, 
New York, from which he graduated in 1879. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Halifax, July 3, 1879, and ordained by the 
same Presbytery, Dec. 7, 1882. After graduating from Union 
Seminary he spent some time as a student in the University of 
Edinburgh and in the University of Leipzig. He received the de- 
gree of B.D. from the University of Edinburgh in 1881. He was 
pastor of St. Andrew's Church, Halifax, N.S., from December 
7, 1882, to March 31, 1885. and pastor of the Erskine Church, 
Montreal, Canada, from May 7, 1885, to April 3, 1890. During 
this pastorate he was a lecturer on Church Polity in the Pres- 
byterian College of Montreal from 1887 to 1889. He spent a 
year in travel, 1 89091 ; was a student in the University of Ber- 
lin, 1891-92; and Oxford University, England, 1892-93. He 
served St. James Square Church, Toronto, Canada, as pastor 
elect from November 1893 ^^^il installed its pastor March 27, 
1894. He was released from this charge March 25, 1900. He then 
spent some time in study in the University of Berlin and after 
that was a lecturer on Comparative Religion in Cambridge Uni- 
versity, England, in 1902. He resided in Oxford, England, from 
this time until 1909. After this he traveled until 1913. He resided 
in Eastbourne, England, from 1914 to 1918, and in London from 
that time until his death there, Oct. 4. 1923. after an operation 
for gall stones, in the 69th year of his age. He was cremated and 
his ashes placed in a vault in a cemetery of Halifax, N.S. He 
published many volumes, among which were : "The Pastor's 
Diary and Clerical Record," 1885 ; "The Communion Register," 
1886; Comparative Religion: Its Genesis and Growth," 1905; 
"Comparative Religion : A Survey of its Recent Literature," 
1906; "Comparative Religion: Its Meaning and Value," 1908; 



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"Institutional Churches and Social Settlements in London," 
1908; "Comparative Religion: Its Method and Scope," 1908; 
"Modernism in Italy," 1909 ; three further volumes on Com- 
parative Religion published in 1913, 1915, and 1916, and he 
made contributions to several reviews, among them the Hibbert 
Journal, the Princeton Theological Review, and the Biblical 
World. 

He was married Sept. 9, 1890, in Halifax, N.S., to Catherine 
Pollok McDonald, who survives him. 

JOHN KNOX McCLURKIN, D.D., LL.D., 

Son of John Johnson and Maria Stevenson (Patton) McClur- 
kin, was born Nov. 23, 1853, in Sparta, 111. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Reformed Presbyterian church of 
Springfield, Pa., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the public school of Mercer, Pa., and he grad- 
uated from Westminster College, Pennsylvania, in 1873. After 
this he mas professor of Latin in Westminster College until 
1874, professor of Greek in Geneva College, 1874-75, and pro- 
fessor of Greek in Westminster College, 1875-83. He entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in 1877, remaining only ten weeks. 
He was a student for two and a half years in the Reformed 
Presbyterian Seminary, Allegheny, Pa., from which he gradu- 
ated in 1880. He was licensed by the Reformed Presbyterian 
Presbytery of Pittsburgh, April 8, 1881, and ordained by the 
Reformed Presbyterian Presbytery of Philadelphia, Oct. 9, 
1884, being at the same time installed pastor of the Second Re- 
formed Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia, from which he 
was released Aug. 16, 1887. He was professor of Theology and 
Church History in the Allegheny Theological Seminary of the 
Reformed Presbyterian Church from 1887 to 1891 and pastor 
of the U.P. church of Shadyside. Pittsburgh, Pa., from Sep- 
tember 12, 1 89 1, until his death, Nov. 9, 1923, in Pittsburgh, 



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of pneumonia, in the 70th year of his age. He was buried 
in Homewood Cemetery of Pittsburgh. He received the honora- 
ry degree of D.D. from Westminster College in 1887, and that 
of LL.D., from the same college in 1919. He was president of 
the Board of Directors of the American University of Cairo; 
a member of the Board of Home Missions of the United Pres- 
byterian Church, and its president for several years, and a mem- 
ber of the Board of Directors of the following: Pittsburgh 
Theological Seminary, the Pennsylvania College for Women, 
the University of Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania Anti-Saloon 
League, and of the Winona Bible Conference Committee. He 
was moderator of the U. P. General Assembly in 1906, and was 
a delegate to the Pan-Presbyterian Council of 1904. He was un- 
married. 

CHARLES HERR, D.D., 

Son of Abraham H. and Narcissa (Hoffman) Herr, was born 
Oct. 20, 1856, at Harper's Ferry, Va. (now W. Va.). He made 
a public confession of his faith in the West Street Presbyterian 
Church of Georgetown, Washington, D.C., at the age of twenty- 
one. His preparatory studies were pursued in Georgetown under 
the Rev. Julius Sofer, and he graduated from Princeton Uni- 
versity in 1875. He then spent three years in the study and prac- 
tice of law. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1878, he 
took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1881. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Washington City, May 3, 
1880, and ordained by the same Presbytery, April 6, 1881. He 
was assistant pastor of the Central Church of Baltimore, Md., 
from May 1881 to November 1882; pastor of the church at 
Mansfield, Ohio, from Sept. 2I, 1883, to Dec. 22, 1885, and pas- 
tor of the First Church of Jersey City, N.J., from April 27, 
1886, to April 20, 191 5, when he was made pastor emeritus. He 
resided in New York City from 19 15 to 1922 and then in \\^ayne. 



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Pa., until his death, Dec. 5, 1923, in Bryn Mawr, Pa., of arterio- 
sclerosis, in the 68th year of his age. He was buried in the Laurel 
Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia. He received the honorary degree 
of D.D. from Princeton University in 1892. He was a commis- 
sioner to the General Assemblies of 1894 and 1899, ^^^ was 
moderator of the Synod of New Jersey in 1901. 

He was married June 14, 1881, in Washington, D.C., to Helen 
Dougal, who with one son and three daughters survives him. 

GEORGE AUGUSTUS MARK, 

Son of Phineas Barber and Mary (Graham) Marr, was born 
March 26, 1856, in Lewisburg, Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Lewisburg at the 
age of twenty-two. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
public schools of Lewisburg and in the Preparatory Department 
of Bucknell University, from which institution he graduated in 
1877. He then spent a year and a half in the study of law. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in January 1879, taking the 
full three years course there and graduating in 1881. He spent 
the year following as a graduate student in Union Theological 
Seminary, New York. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Northumberland, July i, 1880, and ordained by the East Machias 
Congregational Conference of New Brunswick, Canada, Oct. 
24, 1882. He was stated supply of the Congregational church of 
Milltown, Canada, 1882-83; stated supply of the Presbyterian 
churches of Warrior Run, Washingtonville, Derry and New 
Columbia, Pa., 1883-86; resided without charge in Dunkirk, 
N.Y., 1887-89, and in Philadelphia, Pa., 1889-98, and was stated 
supply of the Leiper Memorial Church, Swarthmore, Pa., 1900- 
14. He continued his residence in Swarthmore from this time 
until his death there, Jan. 28, 1924, in the 68th year of his age. 
He was buried at Lewisburg, Pa. 

He was married Oct. 6, 1886, in McEwensville, Pa., to Helen 



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Lowry Montgomery who with one son and two daughters sur- 
vives him. 

RICHARD THOMAS JONES, D.D., 

Son of William R. and Margaret (Lewis) Jones, was born 
March 25, 1855, "^ Penllwyn, Cardiganshire, South Wales. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Welsh Presbyterian 
church of Spring Brook, Pa., at the age of thirteen. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in the Wyoming Seminary of 
Kingston, Pa., 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, graduating in 
1882. He was licensed by the Welsh Presbytery of Lackawanna, 
Dec. 17, 1876, and ordained by the Presbytery of Philadelphia 
Central, June 8, 1882, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the Susequehanna Avenue Church, Philadelphia, from which 
he was released April 2, 1923. This was his only pastorate, ex- 
tending over a period of forty-one years. He died May 17, 1923, 
in Philadelphia, suddenly, in the 69th year of his age. He was 
buried at Rome, N.Y. He received the honorary degree of D.D. 
from Rutherford College, North Carolina, in 1895. 

He was married Dec. 18, 1883, in Rome, N.Y., to Jennie 
Evans, who with two sons survives him. 

ROWLAND SAWIL THOMAS, 

Son of Thomas and Margaret (Richards) Thomas, was born 
April 24, 1844, in Llansawil, South Wales. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Welsh Calvinistic church of Aber- 
aman, South Wales, at the age of twenty. His preparatory 
studies were pursued under Dr. Evan Davies of Swansea, Wales, 
and the Rev. E. Williams of Merthyr. South \\^ales. He entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in 1879. taking the full three years' 
course there and graduating in 1882. He was licensed by the 



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Welsh Calvinistic jNIethodist Presbytery of Northern Pennsyl- 
vania, Dec. 14, 1878, and ordained by the Welsh Calvinistic 
Methodist Synod of Pennsylvania, Oct. 20, 1883, being at the 
same time installed pastor of the Welsh Presbyterian Church 
of Taylorsville, Pa., from which he was released in 1885 ; pastor 
of the Welsh church at Nanticoke, Pa., 1885-90, and pastor of 
the churches of Penderyn and Ystradf elite, South Wales, 1893- 
94. After this he engaged in work as an evangelist and an 
author, residing in Abercynon, South Wales, until his death 
there, June 4, 1923, in the 80th year of his age. He was at one 
time moderator of the Welsh Synod of Pennsylvania. He 
worked in the coal mines of Wales and Pennsylvania from his 
ninth year until entering the Seminary in his thirty- fifth year. 
He published the following books in Welsh: "Justification by 
Faith," 1894; "Review of Paul in the Light of Jesus," 1898; 
"Personal Unity of the God Man," 1900; "The Atonement," 
1904; "Answers to Two Series of Questions on the Person of 
Christ by L. Edwards," "Predestination, Election and Free 
Will," 191 1, and also articles for Welsh magazines in the United 
States and Wales. 

He was married Dec. 29, 1868, in Talyllychan, South Wales, 
to Margaret Evans, who survives him. 

HARTLEY TITUS UPDIKE, 

Son of Archibald and Mary Elizabeth (Titus) Updike, was 
born Oct. 19, i860, in Pennington, N.J. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Pen- 
nington at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Pennington Seminary, and he graduated from 
Princeton University in 1883. Entering the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in the fall of the same year, he remained two 3^ears. He took 
the third year of his theological course in L'nion Seminary, New 
York, from which he graduated in 1886. He was licensed by the 



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Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 2^, 1886, and ordained an 
evangelist by the same Presbytery, Jan. 17, 1887. He was stated 
supply of the church at Poplar Bluft, Mo., from June 1886 to 
January 1888; stated supply of the churches of LaGrange and 
Canton, Mo., from January 1888 to January 1889; pastor of the 
church at Lebanon, 111., from May i, 1889, to April 22, 1891 ; 
stated supply of the church at Blair, Neb., from May 1891 to 
May 1892, and stated supply of the church at Livonia, Ind., 1893- 
97. After this he engaged in business as a real estate agent with 
his residence in Trenton, N.J., until his death, Dec. 28, 1923, in 
Zolfo, Fla., of apoplexy, in the 64th year of his age. He was 
buried at Pennington, N.J. 

He was married July 21, 1891, in Kansas City, Mo., to Vir- 
ginia Emily Blackwood, who with two sons and one daughter 
survives him. 

FRANCIS JACOBS CHEEK, D.D. 

Son of the Rev. Samuel Best and Ann Frances Mary (Jacobs) 
Cheek, was born Feb. 19, 1857, in Danville, Ky. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church 
at Danville at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Preparatory Department of Centre College, from 
which institution he graduated in 1876. After this he engaged 
in teaching in Danville for four years ; attended Johns Hopkins 
University for one year and studied law in the University of 
Michigan Law School, from which he graduated in 1883, and 
engaged in the practice of law for a short time at Danville, Ky. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1884, taking the full 
three years' course there and graduating in 1887. He was li- 
censed by the Presbytery of Transylvania, May 11, 1886, and 
ordained by the same Presbytery, Oct. 8, 1888. He was stated 
supply of the First Church of Paris, Ky., from August 1887 
until installed its pastor, Nov. 12, 1888. He was released from 



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this charge Feb. 10, 1903. During this pastorate he was stated 
supply of the First Church of Sharpsburg, Ky., from April 
1891 to February 1903. He was pastor of the Church of the 
Covenant, Louisville, Ky., from March 15, 1903, to June 30, 
1910. He was superintendent of Synodical Home Missions of 
the Synod of Kentucky with his residence at Danville from 1910 
to 1922, and afterwards engaged in work as pastor-at-large un- 
til his death, Nov. 14, 1923, in Danville, of heart trouble, in the 
67th year of his age. He was buried at Danville. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D. from Centre College in 1899. He was 
stated clerk of the Presbytery of Louisville from 1905 to 1922, 
and moderator of the Presbytery of Ebenezer in 1898. He was a 
director of the Danville Theological Seminary and of the Pres- 
byterian Theological Seminary of Kentucky from the time of 
the consolidation with Louisville Seminary. 

He was married Nov. 10, 1892, in Paris, Ky., to Elizabeth 
Ann Ingels, who with two sons and one daughter survives him. 

JAMES R. MANN, 

Son of Alexander and Elizabeth (Thompson) Mann, was born 
Sept. 27, 1861, in Baltimore, Ont., Canada. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Baltimore 
at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Cobourg Collegiate Institute, Ontario, and he graduated 
from the University College of Toronto in 1889. While a stu- 
dent in this institution he took one year of his theological course 
in the Knox College, Toronto. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1889 as a middler, graduating in 1891. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 21, 1891, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Lehigh, Oct. 7, 1891, being 
at the same time installed pastor of the churches of Ashland 
and Centralia, Pa., being released from these churches Sept. 19, 
1894; pastor of the church at Scotchtown, N.Y., from Alay 7, 



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1895, to April 16, 1901 ; stated supply of St. Andrew's Church, 
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada, in 1902; pastor of the church at Stur- 
geon Falls, Ont., from April 3, 1903, to June 14, 1908; pastor of 
the churches at Auburn and Smith's Hill, Ont., 1908-12, and 
pastor of the church at Port Elgin, Ont., 1912-20. After this he 
resided in St. Mary's Canada, 1920-22, and in Coboconk, Cana- 
da, from 1922 until his death there, March 10, 1924, in the 63rd 
year of his age. He was buried at Baltimore, Ont. 

He was married Dec. 29, 1892, in Baltimore, Canada., to Jessie 
E. Haig, who died April 20, 1900. Two sons survive him. 

THOMAS WRIGHT PULHAM, 

Son of \A'illiam and Sarah (Wright) Pulham, was born June 5, 
1850, in Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary, Ireland. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the St. Nicholas Church, Cork, 
Ireland, at the age of fourteen. He was a student in the National 
School governed by the Episcopal Church of Ireland. He en- 
gaged in trade at the age of thirteen. Coming to this country in 
1870, he engaged in business, at the same time attending a night 
school. Before entering the Seminary he servd the Bruce Street 
Chapel of Newark, N.J., for four years. He entered the Seminary 
at Princeton in 1888, taking the full three years' course there and 
graduating in 1891. While a student in the Seminary he con- 
tinued to serve the Bruce Street Chapel. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Newark, April 2, 1890, and ordained by the same 
Presbytery, May 6, 1891. He served the church at Fairton, N.J., 
as pastor-elect from May 1891 until installed its pastor, May 
3, 1892, and was released from this charge, June 27, 1893. He 
w^as pastor of the Olivet Church of Canton, Baltimore, Md., 
from Sept. 26, 1893, to May 10, 191 1; of a church in \^an- 
couver, B.C., 1911-14. and for a second time of the Olivet 
Church, Baltimore, Md., from 1914 to 1921, when he was made 
pastor emeritus. He continued his residence in Baltimore until 



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his death there, July 26, 1923, of asthma, in the 74th year of his 
age. He was buried in the Oaklawn Cemetery at Baltimore. 

He was married Jan. 25, 1882, in Newark, N.J., to Jennie 
Eliza Bevan, who with one son and three daughters survives 
him. 

HIRAM GRANT PERSON, D.D., 

Son of Hiram and Emily Jane (Noyes) Person, was born Sept. 
17, 1866, in Batchellerville, N.Y. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church at Batchellerville at the 
age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Troy Conference Academy at Poultney, Vt., and he graduated 
from Williams College in 1891. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year, remaining one year. He 
completed his theological course in Auburn Theological Semi- 
nary, graduating in 1894. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Albany, June 13, 1893, and ordained by the Presbytery of Syra- 
cuse, Sept. 26, 1894, being at the same time installed pastor of 
the church at Chittenango, N.Y., and was released from this 
charge April 4, 1898; was pastor of the church at Seneca Falls, 
N.Y., from June 27, 1898, to Dec. 10, 1906, and pastor of the 
Eliot Congregational Church of Newton, Mass., from Jan. 2, 
1907, until his death, Aug. 20, 1923, near Guillaumes, France, in 
a motor bus accident, while he was travelling to Evian, France, 
in the 47th year of his age. He was buried in the Green Ridge 
Cemetery, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. He received the honorary 
degree of D.D. from Williams College in 1916. 

He was married May 10, 1898, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to 
Georgia Harriett Ferry, who died Aug. 20, 1923, in the same ac- 
cident in which he died. Two sons survive him. 

ARCHIBALD HARMON BRADSHAW, 

Son of John William and Clara (Harmon) Bradshaw, was born 
Aug. 18. 1870. in Indianapolis, Ind. He made public confession 



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of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of Indianapohs 
at the age of twelve. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the Boys Classical School of Indianapolis, and he graduated 
from Franklin College, Indiana, in 1890. He also took a special 
course in Princeton University when a student in the Seminary. 
After his graduation from college he engaged in business for 
two years as general manager of the American Canning Com- 
pany. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1892, taking the 
full three years' course there and graduating in 1895. He was 
licensed and ordained by the Presbytery of Indianapolis, June 4, 
1895. He was assistant pastor of the Marble Collegiate Re- 
formed Church, New York City, from 1895 to 1903. He then 
studied for a year in the Philadelphia Divinity School. From 
1903 to 1905 he was assistant to the rector of the Episcopal 
Church of the Atonement in Philadelphia. He was ordained a 
priest in Christ Church, Reading, Pa., May 25, 1905, by the 
Bishop of Bethlehem. From 1905 to 1906 he was associate rec- 
tor of the Church of the Atonement in Philadelphia ; was rector 
of Calvary Church, Conshohocken, Pa., from 1906 to 1910, and 
rector of Trinity Church, Easton, Pa., from 1910 until his 
death. He died June 8, 1923, in Clifton Heights, Pa., in the 53rd 
year of his age. He was buried at Easton, Pa. During the Span- 
ish War he was chaplain of the 171st and of the 71st Regiments 
of New York. 

He was married June 10, 1902, in Lancaster, Pa., to Mary 
Elizabeth Zehner, who survives him. 

JAMES NELSON KNIPE, 

Son of James Johnston and Elizabeth (Slain) Knipe, was born 
April 15, 1864, in New York City. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Seventh Avenue U.P. Church of New York 
City at the age of fourteen. He was a student in the public 
schools of New York but did not have a college education. Be- 



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fore coming to the Seminary he engaged in the mercantile and 
publishing business. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
1892, remaining one year, and afterward attended the Seminary 
of the General Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in 
Philadelphia from 1893 to 1895. He was licensed by the U.P. 
Presbytery of Philadelphia, May 15, 1893, and ordained by the 
same Presbytery, Aug. 12, 1895, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the U.P. church at Octoraro, Pa., from which he was 
released March 22, 1897. He was stated supply of the Fairhill 
U.P. Church in Philadelphia, from April 1897 until installed 
its pastor, April 29, 1902, being released from this charge Dec. 
19, 1905, and pastor of the U.P. church in Albany, N.Y., from 
Feb. 15, 1906, until his death. He was obliged to give up his 
work in June 1923 on acount of illness, and died Feb. i, 1924, in 
Albany, N.Y., as the result of an operation in June 1923, in the 
60th year of his age. He was buried at Yonkers, N.Y. He was 
clerk of the U.P. Presbytery of Albany from 1914 until his 
death, and clerk of the U.P. Synod of New York for several 
years before his death. He was editorial contributor to the Chris- 
tian Instructor and a contributor to the United Presbyterian. 

He was married Sept. 18, 1890, in New York City to Sara 
Osborne Cowan, who with one son and one daughter survives 
him. 

FRANK DENISON BREED, 

Son of Thomas Hazzard and Lucy Ann (Scranton) Breed, was 
born Dec. 16, 1868, in Dundee, Mich. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Irving, Kan., at 
the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Academy at Wyandotte, Kan., and in the high school at Em- 
poria, Kan., and he graduated from Emporia College in 1893. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same 
year, remaining two years. He completed his theological course 



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in McCormick Theological Seminary, from which he graduated 
in 1896. He was licensed and ordained by the Presbytery of Em- 
poria, May 12, 1896. From May to November of that year he 
supplied the church at Garden City, Kan. He was stated supply 
of the churches at Florence, Cedar Point and Clements, Kan., 
from November 1896 to November 1897; stated supply of the 
churches at Riley and Sedalia, Kan., from November 1897 to 
November 1899 ; pastor of the church at Burlingame, Kan., from 
Jan. I, 1900, to Dec. 8, 1901 ; stated supply of the churches at 
Madison and Leroy, Kan., from January to April, 1902, and 
stated supply of the church at Elmendaro, Kan., from April 
1902 to April 1905. During this latter period he also engaged 
in business as an insurance agent. In 1905 he entered the United 
States mail service in Emporia, Kan., continuing in this service 
until 192 1. At this time ill health compelled him to give up this 
work. He continued his residence in Emporia until his death 
there, Jan. 4, 1924, of tuberculosis, in the 56th year of his age. 
He was buried at Emporia, Kan. He received the honorary de- 
gree of A.M. from Emporia College in 1896. 

He was married Feb. 16, 1898, in Emporia, Kan., to Essie 
Towell Salisbury, who with four sons and one daughter sur- 
vives him. 

JOHN ALEXANDER BROWN, 

Son of John and Mary (Jelly) Brown, was born April 18, 1865, 
in Newtownards, County Down, Ireland. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Mus- 
catine, Iowa, at the age of twenty-two. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in Muscatine with private tutors, and he graduated 
from New Windsor College, Maryland, 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 li- 
censed by the Presbytery of West Jersey, April 17, 1896, and 



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ordained by the same Presbytery, May 14, 1896, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the First Church of Williamstown, N.J., 
from which he was released June 27, 1899. He was pastor of 
the First Van Voorst Reformed Church at Jersey City from 
September 1899 to November 1905 ; pastor of the First Re- 
formed Church of Clinton, N.J., from 1906 to 1907, and pastor 
of the First Reformed Church of Grand Rapids, Mich., from 
1907 to 191 7. He was camp director of religious work in Camp 
McArthur, Texas, from 1918 to 1919; pastor of the Presby- 
terian church of Clayton, N.J., from June 16, 192 1, to April 30, 
1922, and pastor of the Richland Church, Wheeling, W.Va., 
from May 1922 until his death there, Oct. 19, 1923, of cerebral 
hemorrhage, in the 59th year of his age. He was buried in North 
Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia. He was stated clerk of the 
South Classis of Bergen from 1900 to 1905. For many years he 
was a contributor to the Christian Intelligencer. 

He was married Sept. 2, 1896, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Adaline 
Creveling Jelly, who with three sons survives him. 

HENRY STEVS^ART VAN OSTEN, 

Son of James William and Annie Maria (Arrison) Van Osten, 
was born Dec. 14, 1864, in Philadelphia, Pa. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Friends Select School of Philadel- 
phia. He was a student for a time in the University of Pennsyl- 
vania and then engaged in business before entering the Semi- 
nary. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1894, taking the 
full three years' course and graduating in 1897. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, May 8, 1896, and ordained 
by the Presbytery of Chester, June 15, 1897, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the Chichester Memorial Church of 
Boothwyn, Pa., from which he was released Sept. 19, 1905. He 
was pastor of the Kirkpatrick Memorial Church of Ringoes, 
N.J., from Dec. 5, 1905, to June 30, 1908; stated supply of the 



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churches of Anderson and Llanerch, Pa., from 1909 to 191 1. 
After this he resided in Philadelphia until 1918. He was pastor 
of the church at Dilworthtown, Pa., from June 19, 1919, with 
his residence at West Chester until his death at Dilworthtown, 
Nov. 25, 1923, of pneumonia, in the 59th year of his age. He 
was buried in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Philadelphia. 

He was married Aug. 11, 1882, in Philadelphia, to Adelaide 
M. Falls, who survives him. 

FRANCIS TREADWAY CLAYTON, 

Son of James Stead and Frances Augusta (Treadway) Clayton, 
was born July 3, 1875, i'^ Brooklyn, N.Y. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Brooklyn High School and he grad- 
uated from New York University in 1896. Entering the Sem- 
inary at Princeton in the fall of the same year he remained one 
year. He completed his theological course in Union Theological 
Seminary, New York, from which he graduated in 1900. During 
his senior year at Union Seminary he was also a graduate stu- 
dent in New York University. He was licensed by the Presby- 
tery of Rochester, May 7, 1900, and ordained by the same Pres- 
bytery May 10, 1900. He was pastor's assistant of the Third 
Church of Rochester, N.Y., from 1900 to 1903, and pastor of 
the First Congregational Church of Williamstown, Mass., from 
1904 to 1909. He was dean and professor of philosophy and 
English literature in Rollins College, at Winter Park, Fla., from 
1909 to 191 1. He then spent a year as a graduate student in 
Harvard University. He was principal of Proctor Academy, 
Andover, N.H., from 1912 to 1919, and assistant superintendent 
of the schools of Concord, N.H., from that time until his death, 
there, July 29, 1923, of "pinphegus,'' in the 49th year of his age. 
He was buried in the Blossom Hill Cemetery of Concord. 

He was married Nov. 13, 1907, in Williamstown, Mass., to 
Mabel J. Andrews, who died April 5, 1920. One son and one 
daughter survive him. 



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HUGH BROWN, 

Son of John and Margareth (Black) Brown, was born Dec. 2, 
1874, in Banbridge, Ireland. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Duncairn Presbyterian Chunrch, of Belfast, Ire- 
land, at the age of sixteen. He was a student in Cliff College, 
England, from 1895 to 1896. He then engaged in evangelistic 
work in London and for a time had charge of a Congregational 
church in Ireland. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
1901, taking the full three years" course and graduating in 1904. 
After this he remained one year as a graduate student, receiving 
the degree of B.D. From 1905 to 191 1 he was a student in the 
University of Edinburgh and at the same time assistant minister 
to St. Stephen's Church, Edinburgh. He was ordained in 191 1, 
and was pastor of the Strathmiglo church, Scotland, from Aug. 
30, 191 1, until his death at Strathmiglo, June 18, 1923, from 
inflammation of the brain, the result of injury to his ear re- 
ceived in the war. He died in the 49th year of his age. He was 
buried at Strathmiglo. He engaged in war service with the 
Y.M.C.A. in January 191 5 and in April was appointed chaplain 
to the forces with the King's Own Scottish Borderers, and later 
as senior chaplain to the 33rd Division. He was decorated with 
the Order of the British Empire for his w^ork in the war in 1918 
by the king in Holyrood Papace. He was unmarried.. 

JAMES WATT, 

Son of Peter T. and Laura Louise (Geiger) Watt, was born 
June 27, 1888, in Lancaster, Pa. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Lancaster at the 
age of twelve. He graduated from Franklin and Marshall Col- 
lege in 1910. He then engaged in teaching during the following 
year. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 191 1, taking the 
full three years' course there and graduating in 1914. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Westminster, April 15, 1914, and 



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ordained by the same Presbytery, May 24, 19 14. After his or- 
dination he went to India as a missionary, being stationed first at 
Mainpuri and then at Etah where he engaged in teaching, and 
finally at Cawnpore. He returned to the United States in March 
1922, entering the Seminary at Princeton in September as a 
graduate student and remaining one year. He died June i, 1923, 
in Lancaster, Pa., after an operation for appendicitis, in the 
35th year of his age. He was buried in Lancaster. He received 
the degree of A.M. from Princeton University in 19 14. 

He was married Aug. 25, 1914, in Fordham, N.Y., to Shirley 
Bangs, who with four sons survives him. 

JOSEPH ELLIOTT KENNEDY, 

Son of the Rev. Dr. David Scott and Frances (Schulze) 
Kennedy, was born June 11, 1889, in Pittsburgh, Pa. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the First Presby- 
terian Church of Allegheny at the age of ten. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Shadyside Academy in Pittsburgh, 
and he graduated from Princeton University in 191 1. Ait&r this 
he engaged in business for one year. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in 19 12, he took the full three years' course there, 
graduating in 191 5. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Pitts- 
bugh, May i, 1914, and ordained by the Presbytery of Provi- 
dence, June 21, 191 5, being at the same time installed pastor of 
the First Church of Lonsdale, R.L, from which he was released 
in 191 7. He was pastor of the First Church of Lowell, Mass., 
from 191 7 until his death, June 10. 1923, in Lowell of pneu- 
monia, within one day of the completion of his 34th year. He was 
buried in the Greenwood Cemetery of Lancaster, Pa. 

He was married Oct. 8, 1921, in Lancaster, Pa., to Agnes 
Shand, who survives him. 



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PAUL DeWITT TWINEM, 

Son of Leonard and Mary Rachel (Luthy) Twinem, was born 
March 5, 1894, in Harrisville, Ohio. He made a pubHc confes- 
sion of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Orrville, 
Ohio, at the age of ten. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the pubhc schools of Orrville and in Wooster Academy, and 
he graduated from Wooster University in 191 5. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, remaining 
three years. During the next year he engaged in war work in 
connection with the Y.M.C.A. He then spent a year in the Hart- 
ford Theological Seminary, from which he received the degree 
of B.D. in 1919. He was ordained by the Presbytery of Hous- 
ton, July 13, 1918. In the fall of 1919 he went to Nanking, China, 
as a teacher in the Nanking University. He was a teacher of 
astronomy, mathematics and religious education from 1919 
until his death in Nanking, Sept. 23, 1923, after an operation 
for peritonitis, in the 30th year of his age. He was buried in 
Nanking. In 1917 he received the degree of A.M. from Prince- 
ton University. 

He was married May 30, 1922, in Hwai-Yuew, China, to 
Mary Dorothy Fine, who survives him. 



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PARTIAL STUDENT 

LEON ARTEMUS LOSEY, 

Son of James Taggert and Jennie Maria (Merritt) Losey, was 
born May 28, 1880, in Nelson Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Beecher's Island 
(Nelson), Pa., at the age of twelve. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Cook Academy at Montour Falls, N.Y., and 
he graduated from Princeton University in 1907. During the 
next year he attended the Moody Bible Institute. He entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in 1908 as a partial sutdent, remain- 
ing one year. From 1909 to 1910 he was stated supply of the 
church at Esperance, N.Y. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Wellsboro, Sept. 22, 1909, and ordained by the Presbytery 
of Albany, May 31, 1910. He entered the Auburn Theological 
Seminary in 1910, graduating therefrom in 191 1 and remaining 
a year longer as a graduate student. He was pastor of the West- 
minster Church of Auburn, N.Y., from April 26, 191 1, to Jan. 
23, 1915; pastor of the church at Preble, N.Y., from 1915 to 

1918, and pastor of the church at Byron, N.Y., from 1918 to 

1919. He was secretary of the Inter-Church World Movement 
•from 1919 to 1920, stated supply of the First Church of Basin, 
Wyo., from 1920 to 1922, and pastor of the church at Terry, 
Wyo., from April 6, 1923, until his death there, July 8, 1923, 
following an operation for appendicitis, in the 44th year of his 
age. He was buried at Terry. 

He was married June 13, 1907, in May's Landing, N.J., to 
Nellie Madeline Moore, who with one son and one daughter sur- 
vives him. 



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GRADUATE STUDENTS 

GEORGE WILLIAM HARLAN, 

Son of Levi and Frances Eliza (Street) Harlan, was born Sept. 
7, 1824, in Cadiz, Ky. He made a public confession of his faith 
in the First Presbyterian Church (now State Street), Jackson- 
ville, 111., at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Preparatory Department of Illinois College, from 
which institution he graduated in 1846. He then engaged in 
teaching in the Preparatory Department of Illinois College. He 
was a student in Andover Theological Seminary from 1848 to 
1 85 1. He entered the Seminary at Princeton as a graduate stu- 
dent in the latter year, remaining six months. He was stated 
supply of the church at Carrollton, Mo., 1852-53; stated supply 
of the church at Brazeau, Mo., 1853-54, and of the church at 
Osceola, Mo., 1854-58. He was licensed by the Andover Con- 
gregational Association in April 185 1 and ordained by the Pres- 
bytery of Osage, April 20, 1856. From 1858 to 1859 he was prin- 
cipal of the Osage Academy at Osceola, Mo. ; associate principal 
of the academy at Pleasant Hill, Mo., 1860-61 ; principal of the 
academy at Pleasant Hill, Mo., 1861-63; principal of the Elm- 
wood School of Farmington Mo., 1865-68, and stated supply of 
the church at Farmington, Mo., from 1867 to 1881. He was 
stated supply of the church at Clark's Creek, Mo., from 1885 
to 1892, and stated supply of the church at Syenite, Mo., from 
1892 to 1902. After this he resided in Farmington, Mo., until 
his death there, July 11, 1922, of pneumonia, in the 98th year 
of his age. He was buried at Farmington. He was stated clerk 
of the Presbytery of Potosi from 1865 to 1920. 

He was twice married: (i) April 27, 1858, in Cross Timbers, 
Mo., to Emily Elizabeth Morrison, who died April 3, 1864; (2) 



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July 6, 1867, in Farmington, Mo., to Martha A. Claybrook, who 
with one son and one daughter by his first wife survives him. 

JOHN RANDOLPH PAXTON, D.D., 

Son of John and EHzabeth Dill (Wilson) Paxton, was born 
Sept. 18, 1843, in Canonsburg, Pa. He graduated from Jefferson 
College in 1866. He then spent three years in Western Theo- 
logical Seminary, from which he graduated in 1869. He entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in the latter year, remaining one 
year as a graduate student. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Pittsburgh in April 1868, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Baltimore in June 1871. He was pastor of the church at Church- 
ville, Md., 1871-74; pastor of the Pine Street Church, Harris- 
burg, Pa., 1874-78; pastor of the New York Avenue Church, 
Washington, D.C., 1878-82, and pastor of the West Church, 
New York City, 1882-93. After this he resided in Pittsburgh, 
Pa., Bridgeville, Pa., and New York City, until his death in 
New York, April 11, 1923, in the 80th year of his age. He was 
buried at Canonsburg, Pa. He received the honorary degree of 
D.D. from Union College in 1882. He served as a private and 
second lieutenant in the 140th Pennsylvania Regiment, Army of 
the U.S., from 1862 until the end of the Civil War. He was 
chaplain of the 7th Regiment, New York City, for several years. 
He was married in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Mary Linsay, who died 
in 1894. One daughter survives him. 

ROBERT AGNEW McEWEN BELL, 

Son of George and Jane (Harrison) Bell, was born Jan. 14, 
1847, in Saintfield, Ireland. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Belfast Academic Institution, and he graduated from 
Queen's College, Belfast, in 1883. From 1884 to 1887 he was a 
student in Magee College, Londonderry, Ireland. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton as a graduate student in 1888, remaining 



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one year. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, 
March 4, 1889, and ordained by the Presbytery of New Castle, 
July II, 1889, being at the same time installed pastor of the 
church at Delaware City, Del., from which he was released, 
Sept. 22, 1891. He was ordained a deacon in the Protestant Epis- 
copal Church in 1893 and a priest in 1894. He served as a curate 
in the church at Ballyhalbert, Ireland, from 1893 to 1897, and 
was rector of the Ballyscullion church at Toomebridge, County 
Antrim, Ireland, from 1898 until his death, Feb. 2,t^, 1922, in 
Belfast, Ireland, of nephritis, in the 76th year of his age. He 
was buried at Saintfield, Ireland. 

He was married Aug. 28, 1919, in Belfast, to Mary Cart 
Millar, who survives him. 

ALEXANDER LEONARD MACKAY, 

Son of John and Jennie (Mackay) Mackay, was born April 6, 
1869, in Balmoral Mills, N.S., Canada. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Academy at Pictou, N.S., and he graduated 
from Dalhousie College in 1897. He graduated from the Theo- 
logical Seminary at Halifax in 1899. He was hcensed by the 
Presbytery of Wallace, Canada, May i, 1899, and ordained by 
the Presbytery of Truro, May i, 1900. He was pastor of River- 
side Church at Port au Pique, Canada, from May i, 1900, to 
Sept. II, 1904. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in the 
latter year as a graduate student, remaining one year. He was 
pastor of the church at Wallace, N.S., from 1905 to 191 5. At 
this time his health became seriously impaired. He resided at 
Blue Rocks, Canada, from 19 16 to 1919, and in Pictou, Canada, 
from 1920 until his death there, Jan. 5, 1924, of pneumonia, in 
the 55th year of his age. He was buried in the Haleburton Ceme- 
tery at Pictou. 

He was married July 3, 1907, in Kamloops, B.C., to Estella 
Mable Burris, who with three sons and two daughters survives 
him. 



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ROBERT EWING STEWART, 

Son of Robert Ewing and Elizabeth Finley (Graham) Stewart, 
was born Dec. 15, 1857, in Bellbrook, Ohio. He made a pubHc 
confession of his faith in the U.P. church of Richland, Ind., at 
the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Richland Academy and the Richland District School, and he 
was for two years a student in the University of Indiana. He 
was a student in Xenia Theological Seminary from 1886 to 1888, 
He was licensed by the U.P. Presbytery of Southern Illinois, 
April 3, 1888, and ordained by the U.P. Presbytery of Kansas 
City, Dec. 12, 1888. He was pastor of the North Cedar United 
Presbyterian Church at Dennison, Kan., 1889-90, and after- 
wards served the following United Presbyterian churches: 
stated supply at San Jose, Calif., in 1891 ; pastor at Horton, 
Kan., 1892-93 ; pastor at New Florence and West Fairfield, Pa., 
1894-96, and pastor at Albany, N.Y., 1897 to 1905. In the latter 
year he entered the Seminary at Princeton as a graduate student, 
remaining one year. After this he resided in East Craftsburg, 
Vt., 1907-09; in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 1910-12; in Caldwell, 
Kan., 1913-15, and again in East Craftsburg, Vt., until 1918; 
in New York City from 1918 to 1919 and in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., 
from 1919 until his death there, July 13, 1923, in the 66th year 
of his age. He was buried at Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 

He was married May 17, 1888, in Rushville, Ind., to Lora 
Ellen Conner, who with one daughter survives him. 

JAN HENDRIK BLIGNAULT, 

Son of Andries Petrus and Magdalena (Geyser) Blignault, was 
born Jan. 16, 1882, in Calitzdorp, Cape Province, South Africa. 
He made a public confession of his faith in the Adderley Street 
Dutch Reformer Church of Cape Town at the age of seventeen. 
He graduated from Victoria College, Stellenbosch, in 1907. Pre- 
vious to this he had engaged in teaching. He graduated from 



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325 



the Reformed Church Theological Seminary of Stellenbosch in 
191 1, entering the Seminary at Princeton in this year as a grad- 
uate student and remaining one year. He was ordained by the 
Reformed Church of South Africa at Smithfield, Jan. 25, 1913, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the Reformed Church 
of Smithfield in the Orange Free State and served this church 
until his death, June 27, 1923, in Cape Town, South Africa, of 
rheumatism of the heart, in the 42nd year of his age. He was 
buried at Smithfield, Orange Free State. 

He was married Dec. 2-^, 1912. in Knysna, Cape Province, 
South Africa, to Jaconima Hendrina van Huyssteen, who with 
one son and two daughters survives him. 



INDEX 

PAGE 

Allen, Arthur Huntington 296 

Bell, Robert Agnew McEwen 322 

Blignault, Jan Hendrik 324 

Bradshaw, Archibald Harmon 311 

Breed, Frank Denison 313 

Brown, Hugh 317 

Brown, John Alexander 314 

Browne, Hugh Mason 299 

Butler, Henry Seymour 284 

Cheek, Francis Jacob 308 

Clayton, Francis Treadway 316 

Cobb, William Henry 292 

Davies, John Morris 298 

DeWitt, John 273 

Foresman, Edwin Pember 289 

Harlan, George William 321 

Herr, Charles 304 

HoLLiDAY, William Alexander 281 

Howell, John Beatty 288 

Hutchison, George Andrew Gordon 277 

Jones, Richard Thomas 306 

Jordan, Louis Henry 301 

Kellogg, Charles Dor 278 

Kennedy, Joseph Elliott 318 

Knipe, James Nelson 312 

Lawrence, William Appleton 279 

Lockerby, Daniel Forbes 287 

Losey, Leon Artemus 320 

McClurkin, John Knox 303 

Mackay, Alexander Leonard 323 

Mann, James R. 309 

Marr, George Augustus 305 

Miller, John Henderson 290 

Morgan, Minot Spaulding 295 

Morrison, James McCommon 275 

Paxton John Randolph 322 



328 INDEX 

Person, Hiram Grant 311 

Planck, David Andrew 295 

PuLHAM, Thomas Wright 310 

Shields, Calvin Rice 300 

Simpson, Isaac Smith 293 

Smeallie, Alexander Murray 291 

Stewart, Robert Ewing 324 

Thomas, Rowland Sawel 306 

Thompson, Samuel Huston 283 

TowNSEND, Henry Burman 276 

TwiNEM, Paul DeWitt 3i9 

Updike, Hartley Titus 307 

Van Dyke, James Whalen 286 

Van Osten, Henry Stewart 3^5 

Watt, James 3^7 

Wilkins, William Thomas 285 

\\'right, John Newton 300 

Wylie, Richard 280 

Wynkoop, Theodore Stephen 281 



NECROLOGICAL REPORT 

PRESENTED TO THE 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

OF 

PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL 
SEMINARY 

AT ITS ANNUAL MEETING 

May 12, 1925 



By THE Editor 



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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. 



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OFFICERS OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

FOR THE YEAR 1925-1926 

Rev. John T. Reeve, D.D., '00, President. 

Rev. William P. Finney, D.D., '86, Vice-President. 

Rev. Robert M. Russell, '15, Secretary 

Rev. Charles R. Erdman, D.D., '91, Treasurer. 

Rev. James L. McKee, D.D., '86. \ / ,,, . , ,, , 

r)T5 r- r\T\ ' ^ I \ Additional Members 

Rev. Robert Gailey, D.D., 96, f 1 

Rev. Robert H. Morris, D.D., '06, M r^ ■ ^t^ 

r>TT T-T»r >/: 11 Executivc Committee 

Rev. Henry F. Wilkie, i6, 11 



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ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 
OF PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 

Princeton, New Jersey, May 12, 1925. 

The Alumni Association met for luncheon in Stuart Hall at 
I :oo p. m. with the President, the Reverend Charles L. Candee, 
D.D., '98, in the chair. After luncheon the Association was 
called to order and prayer was offered by the Reverend Fred- 
erick G. Coan, '85. The Association was favored with selections 
l)y the Seminary chorus. 

The Reverend Robert M. Russell, '15, presented the report of 
the Secretary. The following resolution was read and adopted 
by the Association : — 

Resolved, That the Executive Committee be requested to 
confer with the President of the Seminary, the President of the 
Board of Directors and the President of the Board of Trustees 
regarding a closer relationship between the Alumni Association 
and the Seminary with a view to more effective service. 

The Executive Committee recommended the election of the 
following officers for the ensuing year, and they were duly 
elected: 

President — Rev. John T. Reeve, D.D., '00 

Vice-President— Re\. W. P. Finney, D.D., '86 

Treasurer — Rev. Charles R. Erdman, D.D., '91 

Secretary — Rev. Robert M. Russell, '15 

Additional members of the Executive Committee — 

Rev. James L. McKee, D.D., '86 

Rev. Robert Gailey, D.D., '96 

Rev. Robert Hugh Morris, D.D., '06 

Rev. H. F. Wilkie, '16 



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The Association was again favored with selections by the 
Seminary chorus. A vote of thanks was given Mr. Jenkins and 
the members of the chorus. 

The Reverend John B. Laird, D.D., '95, Acting President of 
the Board of Directors, addressed the Association. 

The Reverend J. Ross Stevenson, D.D., LL.D., President of 
the Seminary, addressed the Association. 

The Reverend Charles R. Erdman, D.D., '91, offered the 
report of the Treasurer, which was accepted. 

The Reverend Walter C. Erdman, '02, addressed the Asso- 
ciation. 

The Reverend John T. Reeve, D.D., 'cx), newly elected Pres- 
ident of the Association, was introduced. 

The following resolution was presented by Rev. Francis 
Shunk Downs, D.D., '10: 

Whereas, in the light of present-day conditions, this Semin- 
ary faces an unprecedented opportunity to serve the highest 
interests of the whole church ; to give a united witness to super- 
natural Christianity, both in its substance and in its spirit ; and 
to throw our strength and resources to the utmost in the evan- 
gelization of the world, be it. 

Resolved, That we, the Alumni Association, assembled in our 
annual meeting, hereby call all men of Princeton Seminary to 
a day (or days) of prayer, fasting, conference and intercession, 
where we may humble ourselves, and pray, and seek God's face, 
in obedience to the teachings of His Word, and pleading the 
promises of God, we may unitedly intercede for a fresh out- 
pouring of God's Spirit upon all flesh, for the reviving of 
Christ's Church throughout the world, that she might be sepa- 
rate from all that defiles, united in faith and love, and wholly 
consecrated to her immediate task of making Christ known to 
every creature. 

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to arrange for the time, place, and programme of this meeting; 
that they shall send to every Princeton Seminary man notice of 
said meeting, with an urgent request to be present, and to be 
instant in prayer for God's guidance and favor, and for the 
furtherance of these ends that we all desire. 

And that the expenses incident to the sending out of this 
call be met by this Association. 

It was moved, seconded and carried that this be referred to 
the Executive Committee for consideration and with power to 
act if the way be found clear. 

The meeting then adjourned with prayer by Rev. William K. 
McKinney, D.D., 'oo. 

ROBERT M. RUSSELL, 

Secretary 



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ABSTRACT OF THE NECROLOGICAL 
REPORT 

The Report for the year ending April 6, 1925, contains notices of two 
directors and trustees, two directors and forty alumni. Six of these died 
in previous years, but the fact of their death did not come to the atten- 
tion of the Editor in time for an earlier Report. 

The oldest was the Rev. James H. Clark of the class of 1859, who died 
at the age of ninety-five years and one month. Thirteen others had passed 
their eightieth year, and eleven their seventieth year. The youngest died 
at the age of forty-one years and eleven months. The average age of the 
forty was seventy years and nine months. The average confessional age 
was sixteen years. 
The Report contains the following names : 

DIRECTORS AND TRUSTEES 

John Fox, D.D., LL.D. Dec. 

George V. Massey, Esq. Oct. 

DIRECTORS 
Logan Crittenden Murray, Esq. June 

John Fulton Patterson, D.D. Oct. 

ALUMNI 

CLASS 

1859. James Harvey Clark April 

Charles Manly, D.D. May 

1861. Samuel Alden Freeman, D.D. June 

Charles Lemuel Thompson, D.D., LL.D. April 

1863. Charles Campbell Hersman, D.D., LL.D. June 

Wilbur Fisk Mister June 

1865. Alva Aziza Knight May 

1867. John Manning Linn June 

1868. James Sharon MacCoy Dec. 
Benjamin Cory Meeker Sept. 

1869. Royal Merriman Cole March 
1871. John Gardiner Smart Jan. 
1876. John Fox, D.D., LL.D. Dec. 



died 
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21, 1924 



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I, 1924 

14. 1924 

7, 1924 
28, 1924 
26, 1923 

I, 1924 

25, 1923 

28, 1924 

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Angus Crawford, D.D. 
Samuel Siloxas Cryor, D.D. 
Allan Marquand, Ph.D., L.H.D. 
Ellsworth Elza Moran 
Achilles \\'ilkerson Walker Nesbit 
Marcus De Lafayette Bocher 
Duncan McKenzie 
David Benjamin McMurdy, D.D. 
George Stuart Fullerton, Ph.D. 
Donald Morrison. D.D. 
Archibald Thompson Stewart 
Robert Watt 

Robert Braden Patton, D.D. 
William Hunter Miller 
William Lawrence Boggs 
John McCoy 
Samuel Barber 

Edward de Moss Miller, Ph.D. 
Daniel Hulshizer Martin, D.D. 
William Bertram Skirey 
Irvin Aiken Blackwood 
DA\aD Stewart Curry- 
John Gezon Noordewier 
Augustus Taylor Schleich 
Thomas Burns 
John Elliott Ross 

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DIRECTORS AND TRUSTEES 

JOHN FOX, D.D., LL.D., 

Son of Edward John and Mary Cathcart (Wilson) Fox, was 
born February 13, 1853, in Doylestown, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Brainerd Presbyterian Church of 
Easton, Pa., at the age of twelve. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Easton High School, and he graduated from 
Lafayette College in 1872. He then spent one year there as a 
graduate student. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
1873, taking the full three years' course and graduating in 1876. 
He remained as a graduate student until 1877. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Lehigh, June 20, 1876, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Baltimore, October 9, 1877, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the church at Woodberry, Md., from 
which he was released in June 1882. He was pastor of the North 
Church, Allegheny, Pa., from September 17, 1882, to March 
16, 1893, and pastor of the Second Church of Brooklyn, N. Y., 
from April 18, 1893, to December 5, 1898. He was then elected 
corresponding secretary of the American Bible Society with his 
headquarters in New York City. He held this office until July 
1918, being obliged to resign on account of ill health. After this 
he resided in Easton, Pa., until his death there, December 23, 
1924, in the seventy-second year of his age. He was buried in 
Easton. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from Lafay- 
ette College in 1891, and of LL.D. from the same college in 
1912. He was a trustee of Princeton Seminary from 1896 until 
his death and a director of the same from 1898 until his death. 
He was a trustee of Lafayette College from 1882 to 1887 and 
was a member of the Board of Foreign Missions. He published 



338 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [19^5 

"Around the World for the American Bible Society" in 1907. 
He set to music and published "Thirty-eight Questions and 
Answers of the Shorter Catechism," and was a frequent con- 
tributor to the religious press and the Princeton Theological 
Review. 

He was married July 28, 1886, in Lexington, Ky., to Margaret 
Blackburn Kinkead, who with one daughter survives him. 

GEORGE VALENTINE MASSEY, 

Son of Isaac and Mary (Robinson) Massey, was born Decem- 
ber 16, 1 841, in West Whiteland Township, Pa. He was a stu- 
dent in a school in Elkton, Del., and in what is now Ursinus 
College, then in Delaware Water Gap, Pa. He studied law in 
Dover, Del., and was admitted to the bar in November 1865. He 
practised his profession in Dover from 1865 ^ 1895. He was 
solicitor for the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Rail- 
road from 1876 to 1895 ; assistant general solicitor for the 
Pennsylvania Railroad Company from 1895 to 1902, and gen- 
eral counsel for the same company from 1902 until 191 1, with 
his residence in Philadelphia. He died October 21, 1924, in 
Philadelphia, of bronchitis and terminal pneumonia, in the 
eighty-third year of his age. He was buried in Dover, Del. He 
was a director of Princeton Theological Seminary from 191 1 
until his death, and a trustee of the same from 1914 until his 
death. 

He was married in November 1865 in Dover, Del., to Mary 
Woodall, who with two sons and three daughters survives him. 

LOGAN CRITTENDEN MURRAY, 

Son of David Rodman and Anne Maria (Allen) Murray, was 
bom August 7, 1845, in Cloverport, Ky. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in Breckenridge County, near Louisville, Ky., and 
he was a student in Princeton University in the class of 1866. 



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He began business as cashier in the office of his brother, Briga- 
dier General Ely H. Murray, then United States Marshal for the 
District of Kentucky. In 1871 the Kentucky National Bank of 
Louisville was organized and he was made cashier, continuing in 
this position until 1881. He then moved to New York City and in 
association with Mr. H. Victor Newcomb organized the United 
States National Bank of which he was president until 1891. In 
1894 he returned to Louisville and became president of the 
American National Bank, continuing in this office until 1916. 
After his retirement from this bank, he was associated with the 
Harriman National Bank of New York City. He was one of 
the founders of the American Bankers Association and was its 
president in 1887. He was a member of the Executive Com- 
mittee until his death. He was a director of the Louisville and 
Nashville Railroad Company and in 191 1 was made a director 
in the Standard Oil Company of Kentucky. He was a director 
of Princeton Theological Seminary from 1890 until his death. 
He was a member of the American Bible Society and an elder 
in the Warren Memorial Church of Louisville, Ky. He was a 
member of the Union League Club of New York City and of 
the Society of the Sons of the Revolution. He received the de- 
gree of A.M. from Princeton University in 1881. He died June 
I, 1924, in Princeton, N. J., of congestion of the liver, in the 
seventy-ninth year of his age. He was buried in the Centerville 
Cemetery, Louisville, Ky. 

He was married November 6, 1866, in Louisville, Ky., to 
Harriet W. Gordon, who died January 22, 1909. One son and 
two daughters survive him. 

JOHN FULTON PATTERSON, D.D., 

Son of Thomas M. and Catharine (Smith) Patterson, was born 
November 13, 1856, near Wellsville, Ohio. He graduated from 
Mount Union College, Ohio, in 1878, receiving the degree of 



340 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [l925 

A.M. from the same college in 1882. He graduated from the 
W^estern Theological Seminary in 1882. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Steubenville, April 21, 1881, and ordained 
by the Presbytery of Pittsburgh, November 2, 1882, being at the 
same time installed pastor of the INIingo Church at Finleyville, 
Pa., being released from this charge December 7, 1886. He was 
pastor of the Sixth Church of Pittsburgh from January 16, 
1887, to February 6, 1894, and of the Central Church of Orange, 
N. ]., from February 20, 1894, until his death. He died October 
21, 1924, in Orange, N. J., of anemia, in the sixty-eighth year 
of his age. He was buried at Orange. He received the honorary 
degree of D.D. from Miami University in 1898, and the same 
degree from Lafayette College in 1899. He was stated clerk of 
the Presbytery of Morris and Orange from 1910 until his death 
and of the Synod of New Jersey from 1913 until his death. He 
was many times a commissioner to the General Assembly. He 
was a director of Princeton Theological Seminary from 1899 
until his death. He was a director of the Board of Foreign 
Missions from 1898 until his death; a trustee of Bloomfield 
Theological Seminary; a trustee of the Home for Aged Pres- 
byterians in Belvidere, N. J. ; a member of the General Assem- 
bly's Special Committee on Jewish Evangelism, and a member 
of the Orange New England Society. 

He was married September 13, 1882, in Lisbon, Ohio, to Ida 
O. Brown, who died March 27, 1914. One daughter survives 
him. 



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ALUMNI 

JAMES HARVEY CLARK, 

Son of William and Eleanor (Cahill) Clark, was born March 3, 
1830, in New York City. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the First Church of Paterson, N. J., at the age of 
eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in New York 
City and he was a student in Princeton University 1855-56. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1856, remaining three 
years, but did not graduate. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Passaic April 14, 1858, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Iowa, September 25, 1859, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the church at Burlington, Iowa, from which he was 
released in March 1862. He was a chaplain in the United States 
Army from 1862 to 1863 ; stated supply of the Throop Avenue 
Church, Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1863; pastor of the church at 
Pleasant Grove, N. J., from October 15, 1863, to October 21, 
1869; stated supply of the church at Clarksville, N. J., from 
October 1869 to October 1870; pastor of the First Church of 
Cedarville, N. J., from November i, 1870, to July 7, 1874; 
stated supply of the church at Nicholson, Pa., 1874-75 ; stated 
supply of the church at Abington, Pa., 1875-76; stated supply 
of the Third Church of Paterson, N. J., 1876-79; stated 
supply of the church at Lake View, N. J., 1878-83 ; stated 
supply of the church at Ellendale, Dak., 1883-85 ; stated supply 
of the church at Gary, Dak., 1886-87 ; pastor-elect of the 
church at Alta, la., 1888; pastor-elect of the church at Pipe- 
stone, Minn., 1889-91 ; pastor of the church at Yates City, 111., 
1892-94; stated supply of the Crow Meadow Church of La 
Rose, 111., 1895-97, and stated supply of the church at Methol, 



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N. Y., 1898-99. He was at this time honorably retired from the 
active work of the ministry. He resided in Methol from 1899 to 
1900; in Elmira, N. Y., from 1900 to 1901, and in MinneapoHs, 
Minn., after this until his death there, April 6, 1925, of pneu- 
monia, in the ninety-sixth year of his age. He was buried at 
Minneapolis. 

He was married October 18, 1859, ^" Schenectady, N. Y., to 
Eleanor Van de Vere Westfall, who died January 3, 1910. He 
is survived by four sons and three daughters. 

CHARLES MANLY, D.D., 

Son of Basil and Sarah Murray (Rudulph) Manly, was born 
May 28, 1837, in Charleston, S. C. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Baptist church of Tuscaloosa, Ala., at the 
age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in Tusca- 
loosa under Richard Furman, and he graduated from the Uni- 
versity of Alabama in 1855. He spent the next year in teaching 
and in preaching in the Black Swamp Baptist Church at Robert- 
ville, S. C. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1856, he took 
the full three years' course there, graduating in 1859. He was 
licensed by the Baptist church of Tuscaloosa, October 2, 1855, 
and ordained by the same church, June 19, 1859. He was pastor 
of the Baptist church of Tuscaloosa from June 19, 1859, to 
August 2"], 1 87 1, engaging also in teaching during this pastorate. 
He was pastor of the Baptist church at Murfreesboro, Tenn., 
from September 24, 1871, to October 7, 1873, and during this 
time was president of the Union University of Murfreesboro. 
He was pastor of the Baptist church, Staunton, Va., from 
October 12, 1873, to January 3, 1880; pastor of the Baptist 
church of Greenville, S. C, from January 10, 1880, to Septem- 
ber 6, 1881 ; pastor of the Rocky Creek and Brushy Creek 
churches. South Carolina, from February 12, 1882, to December 
31, 1885; pastor of the Baptist church of Belton, S. C, from 



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February 5, 1882, to November 30, 1898; pastor of the Baptist 
church of Seneca, S. C, from November 7, 1886 to November 
30, 1898; he was president of Furman University, Greenville, 
S. C, from 1881 to 1897; he engaged in teaching in Anderson, 
S. C, from 1897 to 1898. He was pastor of the Baptist church 
of Lexington, Mo., from December 1898, to February 1903, 
and pastor of the Baptist church at Lexington, Va., from March 
3, 1903, until October 1914, when he retired from the active 
work of the ministry. He resided in Chicago, 111., from 1914 
until his death. May i, 1924, in Gaffney, S. C., of paralysis, in 
the eighty-seventh year of his age. He was buried in Greenville, 
S. C. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from William 
Jewell College in 1872. He contributed notes on the Sunday 
School lessons for the Baptist Courier of Greenville, S. C, from 
1886 to 1895, and similar notes for the Sunday School periodi- 
cals of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1887- 1896, as well as 
notes on the Sunday School lessons for the American Baptist 
Publication Society from 1897 to 1902. 

He was married November 16, 1864, near Cuba Station, 
Sumter County, Ala., to Mary Esther Helen Matthews, who 
with three sons and four daughters survives him. 

SAMUEL ALLEN FREEMAN, D.D., 

Son of Otis Russell and Abigail Willard (Alden) Freeman, 
was born January 25, 1838, in Hanover, N. H. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the church at Oxford, Pa., at 
the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
Perrineville, N. J., Freehold, N. J., and Hopewell, Pa., and he 
graduated from Lafayette College in 1857, being the valedic- 
torian of his class. After this he engaged in teaching for one 
year at Chestnut Level, Pa. Entering the Seminary at Princeton 
in 1858, he took the full three years' course there, graduating in 
1 86 1. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Monmouth, April 



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9, 1 86 1, and ordained an evangelist by the same Presbytery 
October 22, 1 861. He was stated supply of the church at Manas- 
quan, N. J., from June i, 1861, until installed its pastor, June 
7, 1864, and was released from this charge November 4, 1868. 
He was stated supply of the church at Honeoye Falls, N. Y., 
from April i, 1869, until installed pastor June 20, 1872, being 
released in 1891. He was pastor of the Congregational church 
of Naperville, 111., from December 1891 to June 1895; pastor 
of the Presbyterian church of Lydonville, N. Y., from May 19. 
1896, to March 15, 1908, and pastor of the church at Western- 
ville, N. Y., from June 1908 until May 28, 1923, when he was 
honorably retired from the active ministry. He continued his 
residence in Westernville until his death there, June i, 1924, in, 
the eighty-seventh year of his age. He was buried at Honeoye 
Falls, N. Y. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from 
Lafayette College in 1889. He was a commissioner to the Gen- 
eral Assembly in 1901 and 1919. He was district superintendent 
of the Childrens Home Society of Naperville, 111., and Roches- 
ter, N. Y., from July 1895 to January 1896. He was a member 
of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. 

He was twice married: (i) September 26, 1865. in Honeoye 
Falls, N. Y., to Sarah Jane Allen, who died December 26, 1880; 
(2) October 18, 1882, in Columbus, N. Y., to Olive Susannah 
Williams, who with three daughters survives him. 

CHARLES LEMUEL THOMPSON, D.D., LL.D., 

Son of Aaron and Julia Ann (Shearer) Thompson, was born 
August 18, 1839, in Cooperstown, Pa. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Portage 
City, Wis., at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Classical Institute of Portage City, and he gradu- 
ated from Carroll College in 1858. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year, he remained there two 



1925] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 345 

years. He completed his theological course in McCormick Sem- 
inary from which he graduated in 1861. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Winnebago, May 10, i860, and ordained by the 
same Presbytery, July i, 1861, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the church at Juneau, Wis., from which he was 
released April 29, 1862. He was pastor of the church at Janes- 
ville. Wis., from July 9, 1862, to February 6, 1867, and pastor 
of the First Church of Cincinnati, Ohio, from April 11, 1867, 
to June 12, 1872. He was editor of Our Monthly from 1870 to 
1871. He was pastor of the Fifth Church of Chicago, 111., from 
July 10, 1872, to November 8, 1878, and during this pastorate 
was editor of The Interior from 1875 to 1878. He was pastor 
of the Third Church of Pittsburgh, Pa., from January 5, 1879, 
to September 18, 1882 ; pastor of the Second Church of 
Kansas City, Mo., from 1882 to 1888 and pastor of the Madison 
Avenue Church, New York City, from October 15, 1888, to 
March 14, 1898. In the latter year he was elected secretary of 
the Board of Home Missions and continued in this office until 
March 1914, when he was made secretary emeritus. He con- 
tinued his residence in New York City from this time until his 
death, April 14, 1924, in Atlantic City, N. J., of blood poisoning, 
in the eighty-fifth year of his age. He was buried in Waukesha, 
Wis. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from Monmouth 
College in 1877 and from Princeton University in 191 1, and 
the honorary degree of LL.D. from Carroll College in 1907. He 
was moderator of the General Assembly of 1888. He was presi- 
dent of the Alumni Association of Princeton Seminary, 1890-91. 
He published: "Times of Refreshing," 1877; "Etchings in 
Verse," 1889; "Story of the Presbyterian Church," 1903; "Re- 
ligious Foundations of America," 19 17, and "The Soul of 
America: the Contribution of Presbyterian Home Missions," 
1919. He was at one time associate editor of the Illustrated 
Christian Weekly. He was chairman of the Home Missions 



346 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [^925 

Council of the Protestant Churches of the United States and 
Canada from 1908 until his death. He was a director of 
McCormick Theological Seminary from 1874 to 1878. His 
autobiography edited by Mrs. Thompson was published in 1924. 
He was twice married: (i) September i8, i860, in Chicago, 
III., to Mary Boyd, who died April 29, 1883 ; (2) June 30, 1887, 
in Oxford, Ohio, to Elizabeth Paget Osborn. who with two 
sons and two daughters survives him. 

CHARLES CAMPBELL HERSMAN, D.D., LL.D., 

Son of Joseph and Margaret (Scott) Hersman, was born June 
16, 1838, near Lexington, Ky. He made a public confession of 
his faith at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Van Rensselaer Academy, Rensselaer, Mo., and 
he graduated from Westminster College, Missouri, in i860. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, 
he took the full three years' course, graduating in 1863. ^^^ was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Palmyra, May 13, 1863, and 
ordained an evangelist by the same Presbytery, July 28, 1879. 
From 1863 to 1864 he was professor of Ancient Languages in 
Carroll College; was stated supply of the Second Church of 
Hannibal, Mo., 1864-65; professor of Greek in Westminster 
College, Missouri, 1865-87 ; was president of the same college 
1880-87 ; was professor of Hebrew and Greek Exegesis in 
Columbia Theological Seminary. 1887-88; was president of the 
Southwestern Presbyterian University, 1888-91, and professor 
of Biblical Literature and Interpretation of the New Testament 
in Union Theological Seminary. Virginia, 1891-1908. In the 
latter year he was made professor emeritus. He resided in 
Richmond, Va., from this time until his death there. June 7, 
1924, of angina pectoris, in the eighty-sixth year of his age. He 
was buried in the Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond. He received 
the honorary degree of D.D. from Central University, Ken- 



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tucky, in 1881, and LL.D. from Westminster College, Missouri, 
in 1891. 

He was married July i6, 1863, in Fulton, Mo., to Abbie 
Machett, who died September 6, 1921. One daughter survives 
him, 

WILBUR FISK MISTER, 

Son of Matthew Keene and Julia A. (Lake) Mister, was born 
March 29, 1842, in Grenada. Miss. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Methodist Episcopal Church of the South at 
Grenada at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in Grenada under different teachers, and he graduated 
from the University of Mississippi in i860. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, remaining 
less than a year. He was a student in Columbia Theological 
Seminary from 1861 to 1862. He was ordained a deacon by 
Bishop Robert Paine of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 
October 8, 1865, and ordained an elder by the same, November 
18, 1867. He served the Methodist Episcopal Church of Trenton 
Station, Tenn., in 1866; was pastor of the M. E. church at 
Grenada Station, Miss., in 1867 ; pastor of the M. E. church at 
Waverly, Mo., 1868, and pastor of the churches at Tipton and 
California, Mo., 1869. He was a teacher in Arcadia College, 
Mo., in 1870; professor in the Female College in Murfreesboro, 
Tenn., 187 1 ; professor in the Central Female College at Lex- 
ington, Mo., 1872, and engaged in teaching in various places in 
Missouri and Texas from 1873 to 1880. He was a teacher in 
Grape Vine, Texas, in 1881 ; in Piano, Texas, 1882-91, and in 
the public schools of Dallas, Texas, 1891-92. From 1892 to 1906 
he was a professor in the Polytechnic College of Fort Worth, 
Texas, retiring in the latter year and becoming professor emeri- 
tus. He resided in Fort Worth, Texas, from 1906 to 1914, and 
in Dallas, Texas, from 1914, until his death there, June 28, 1924, 



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of paralysis, in the eighty-third year of his age. He was buried 
in the Oakland Cemetery of Dallas. He received the degree of 
M.A. from Marvin College in 1882. 

He was twice married: (i) December 19, 1865, in Vaiden, 
Miss., to Corinne V. Campbell, who died October 21, 1876; (2) 
October 8, 1882, in Piano, Texas, to Kate C. Huflfman, who 
with two daughters survives him. 

ALVA AZIZA KNIGHT, 

Son of Aziza and Jemima (Worden) Knight, was born May 6, 
1835, in Norwich, Mass. His preparatory studies w^ere pursued 
in Ware, Mass., and he graduated from Amherst College in 
1862. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the 
same year, remaining one year. He did not enter the ministry 
but took up the profession of law. He was First Lieutenant in 
the U. S. C. T. from 1863 to 1865, and Captain from 1865 to 
1866. He resided in Jacksonville, Fla., from 1866 to 1883. He 
studied law privately and was admitted to the bar April 3, 1866, 
and admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States in 
1870. He was Register for Columbia County, Fla., 1867; locat- 
ing agent for Madison, Taylor, Lafayette, Suwannee, Columbia 
and Hamilton Counties, Florida; circuit judge of the Fourth 
Judicial Circuit, Florida, 1868-72; United States District At- 
torney for the Northern District of Florida, 1873. He was the 
U. S. Internal Revenue Collector for Florida from 1873 to 
1879. After this he resided in Chicago, 111., Seattle, Wash., 
Tacoma, Wash., and again in Seattle, where he died May 26, 
1923, in the eighty-ninth year of his age. He was a member of 
the Constitutional Convention which formed the Florida State 
Constitution and was State Senator for two years. He was a 
Presidential Elector in 1872. He received the degree of A.M. 
from Amherst College in 1865. 

He was married August 27, 1866, in Phillipston, Mass., to 
Ellen M. Carruth. 



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JOHN MANNING LINN, 

Son of John Ross and Margaret I. (McKee) Linn, was born 
February 26, 1842, in Ickesburg, Pa. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the church of Lower Tuscarora, Pa., at the 
age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Tuscarora Academy and the Airy View Academy, at Port 
Royal, Pa., and he graduated from Jefferson College in 1863. 
After graduation he enlisted in the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry 
of the U. S. Army, and during part of the year following his 
graduation he engaged in teaching in the Pennsylvania State 
College. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1864, taking 
the full three years' course there and graduating in 1867. He 
remained one year as a graduate student and during this year 
taught Hebrew in Princeton Seminary. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Huntingdon in June 1866, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Rock River, September 30, 1868. He was stated 
supply of the Cedarville and Dakota churches, lUinois, from 
1868 to 1871 ; stated supply of the Durand and Shannon 
churches, 1871-72; stated supply of the church at Lena, 111., 
1872-75; pastor of the church at Winnebago, 111., 1875-81; 
stated supply of the church at Harvard, 111., 1881-84; stated 
supply of the church at Ellendale, N. D., 1884-85 ; was president 
of Groton College, 1884-85 ; was financial agent of Lake Forest 
College, 1885-86 ; pastor of the church at Geneseo, III, 1886-91 ; 
president of Buena Vista College, 1892-94; pastor of the 
Chicago Lawn Church, Chicago, 111., 1894-95 ; pastor of the 
First Church of Quincy, III, 1895-96; stated supply of the 
church at Inwood, Iowa, 1896-1900; pastor of the church at 
Charter Oak, Iowa, 1900-02 ; pastor of the church at Colfax, 
Iowa, 1902-03 ; stated supply of the church at Panora, Iowa, 
1903-04; pastor of the church at Casey, Iowa, 1905-07; stated 
supply of the First Church of Houghton, Mich., 1907-10, and 
pastor of the church at Florence, Wis., 1910-12. He was then 



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honorably retired from the active ministry and resided in Chi- 
cago, 111., from 191 3 to 1923, and in Arlington, Calif., after this 
until his death there, June i, 1924, of old age, in his eighty- 
third year. He was buried in the Memorial Cemetery of 
Evanston, 111. He received the degree of A.M. from Jefiferson 
College in 1868. He was a commissioner to the General Assem- 
bly in 1899. 

He was twice married: (i) November 9, 1871, in Cedarville, 
111., to Mary C. Addams, who died March 31, 1894; (2) July 
9, 1896, in Chicago, 111., to Mary L. Hochschild, who died 
September 4, 1922. Two sons and one daughter by his first wife 
and two daughters by his second survive him. 

JAMES SHARON MacCOY, 

Son of Abram Smith and Harriet Newell (Sharon) MacCoy, 
was born September i, 1842, in Mercersburg, Pa. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued in Wittenberg College, Ohio, and he 
graduated from Princeton University in 1863. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1865, taking the full three years' 
course and graduating in 1868. He was licensed by the Presby- 
tery of Elizabethtown, April 17, 1867, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Huron, in October 1868. He was stated supply 
of the church at Yellow Springs, Ohio, from 1868 to 1869; was 
stated supply of the First Church of Sandusky, Ohio, from 
1869 to 1873, and stated supply of the church at Margaretta, 
Ohio, from 1873 to 1874. He then resided in Sacramento, Calif., 
for a year. In 1876 he was honorably retired from the active 
ministry and resided in Sandusky, Ohio, until 1879. He engaged 
in the insurance business in New York City for a time and 
then resided in Caldwell, N. J., and later in Washington, D. C, 
where he died December 25, 1923, in the eighty-second year of 
his age. 

He was married October 24, 1871, in Clyde, Ohio, to Emma 
A. Sloan. One son survives him. 



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BENJAMIN CORY MEEKER, 

Son of Jonathan and Phebe Campbell (Mulford) Meeker, was 
born October 4, 1842, in Cranford, N. J. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Third Presbyterian Church of 
Elizabeth, N. J., at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in Elizabeth and he graduated from Princeton 
University in 1864. During the next year he engaged in teaching 
in the Lawrenceville High School, New Jersey, from June 1864 
to April 1685. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1865, 
taking the full three years' course and graduating in 1868. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 18, 
1867, and ordained by the Presbytery of Luzerne, September 
29. 1868, being at the same time installed pastor of the church 
at Tamaqua, Pa., from which he was released January 15, 1884. 
He was stated supply of the church at Council Grove, Kan., and 
the churches of Leroy and Big Creek, Kan., in 1884. He was 
stated supply of the churches at White City, Parkersville, 
Wilsie and Morris, Kan., from 1884 to 1886; was pastor of the 
church at Eureka, Kan., 1886-89; was teacher in the Hot 
Springs Collegiate Institute, Kan., 1889-92 ; stated supply of the 
churches at Las Cruces and Silver City, N. M., 1892-93 ; stated 
supply of the church at El Paso, Tex., for two months in 1893 ; 
stated supply of the church at San Leandro, Calif., 1893-94; 
stated supply of the church at Las Cruces, N. M., 1894-98; 
stated supply of the churches at Clifton, Morenci and Metcalf, 
Ariz., 1898-1901 ; stated supply of the churches at Florence and 
Casa Grande, Ariz., 1901-04; stated supply of the churches at 
Dexter, Hagerman and Lake Arthur, N. M., 1904-06; stated 
supply of the church at Tucumcari. N. M., from January to 
April 1907, and stated supply of the church at Socorro, N. M., 
from 1907 to 1908. He then resided in Emporia, Kan., where he 
died September 28, 1924, of the infirmities of old age, within 
six days of the completion of his eighty-second year. He was 
buried at Emporia, Kan. 



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He was married October 7, 1868, in Lawrenceville, N. J., to 
Laura Livingstone Scudder, who with two sons and four 
daughters survives him. 

ROYAL MERRIMAN COLE, D.D., 

Son of Solomon and Ruth (Wade) Cole, was born February 
12, 1839, in Stark, N. H. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Methodist church of Stark at the age of sixteen. 
His preparatory studies were pursued in the Kimball Union 
Academy of Meridan, N. H., and he graduated from Amherst 
College in 1866. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1866, 
remaining one year. He was a student in Bangor Theological 
Seminary from 1867 to 1868, completing the two remaining 
years of his theological course there in one year. He was 
licensed by the Penobscot Congregational Association, July 30, 
1868, and at the same time ordained as a missionary. He en- 
gaged in missionary work in Erzeroum, Turkey, from 1868 to 
1884, and in Bitlis, Turkey, from 1884 to 1907. In the latter 
year he returned to the United States on account of ill health. 
He resided in Oberlin, Ohio, from 1907 to 1910, and in Forest 
Grove, Ore., from 1910 until his death there, March 12, 1925, 
in the eighty-seventh year of his age. He was buried at Forest 
Grove, Ore. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from 
Amherst College in 1908. 

He was married July i, 1868, in Littleton, N. H., to Lizzie 
Cobleigh, who died December 25, 1924. Two sons and two 
daughters survive him. 

JOHN GARDINER SMART, 

Son of the Rev. Dr. John Gardiner and Anna Maria (Steven- 
son) Smart, was born September 30, 1840, in Baltimore, Md. 
He made a public confession of his faith in the United Presby- 
terian Church in New York City at the age of twenty-one. His 



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preparatory studies were pursued in the Washington Academy 
of Cambridge, N. Y. He was a student for one year in Mon- 
mouth College, Illinois, and then entered Amherst College, 
from which he graduated 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 Brunswick April 22, 1870, and ordained by 
the Classis of Saratoga, May 15, 1872, being at the same time 
installed pastor of the Reformed church of Greenwich, N. Y., 
from which he was released May 29, 1881. He then spent a 
year in travel in Europe and the Orient. He was stated supply 
of the Reformed church of Westerlo, N. Y., 1882-83; stated 
supply of the Presbyterian church of Norwood, N. Y., 1883-85, 
and pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Schoharie, N. Y., 
from November 24, 1885, to August 28, 1892. He then became 
editor and publisher of the Washington County Post of Cam- 
bridge, N. Y., continuing such until 1922. He resided in 
Cambridge after this until his death there, January 21, 1925, of 
pneumonia, in the eighty-fifth year of his age. He was buried 
in the Woodlands Cemetery of Cambridge. 

He was married March 20, 1888, in Jersey City, N. J., to 
Leleka Allen, who with one daughter survives him. 

JOHN FOX, D.D., LL.D. (See page 337) 

ANGUS CRAWFORD, D.D., 

Son of Angus and Isabella Louisa (Laurie) Crawford, was 
born June 5, 1850, in Cobourg, Canada. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Church of England of Canada at 
the age of thirteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
Cobourg. He was a student in Queens College, Canada, for 
two years, completing his academic course in the University 
of Toronto from which he graduated in 1874. He entered the 



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Seminary at Princeton in 1874, remaining one year. He then 
became a student in the Divinity School of Philadelphia, from 
which he graduated in 1876. He was ordained a deacon by 
Bishop William Bacon Stevens, June 22, 1876, and ordained a 
priest by Bishop John Scarborough, January 12, 1877. He was 
assistant to the rector of the Episcopal Memorial Chapel, Phil- 
adelphia, during 1876; rector of the Episcopal church at Mt. 
Holly, N. J., from 1876 to 1887. He then became professor of 
Hebrew and Old Testament Literature in the Virginia Theo- 
logical Seminary, continuing such until 1900, from which date 
until 1920 he was dean of the Virginia Theological Seminary. 
In the latter year he retired from the duties of his chair, and 
later took up his residence in Washington, D. C. where he died 
September 10, 1924, in the seventy-fifth year of his age. He 
received the honorary degree of D.D. from Roanoke College, 
Virginia, in 1893, and in 1916 from the Theological Seminary 
of Virginia. He was a member of the Bible Revision Committee 
which met in Princeton in 191 1. 

He was married in 1880 in Mt. Holly, N. J., to Susan Brown, 
who with two sons and two daughters survives him. 

SAMUEL SILONAS CRYOR, PH.D., D.D., 

Son of Samuel and Ann (Smith) Cryor. was born November 
9. 1850, in Rock Island, 111. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Presbyterian church of Ripley, Ohio, at the age of 
fifteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Ripley 
High School and in the Preparatory Department of Oberlin 
College, from which institution he graduated in 1873. He then 
spent a year in teaching Greek in tlie Preparatory Department 
of Oberlin College. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
1874, remaining two years and completing his theological 
course in the Northwestern Theological Seminary (now Mc- 
Cormick) in 1877. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Ports- 



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mouth, April ii. 1877, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Freeport, October 31, 1877, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the church at Warren, 111., from which he was released 
in October 1880. He was stated supply of the church at Rock 
Island, 111., from November 1881 until installed its pastor the 
following year and was released in October 1886. He was 
stated supply of the Third Church of Cincinnati, Ohio, from 
April 1887 until installed its pastor, April 22, 1888, and was 
released September 16, 1890. He was stated supply of the 
church at Albert Lea, Minn., from 1890 to 1897; pastor of the 
Westminster Church, San Francisco, Calif., from September 5, 
1897, to August 14, 1899; pastor of the church at Dickson, 111., 
from January i, 1900, to December 4, 191 1 ; stated supply of 
the church at Oregon, 111., 1912-14, and pastor of the church at 
I , , El Paso, Tm., from April 24, 1914, to April 14, 1920. After this 
he served churches in Spokane, where he resided until his 
death there, February 24, 1925, of heart trouble, in the seventy- 
fifth year of his age. He was buried in the Riverside Park Cem- 
etery at Spokane. He received the degree of Ph.D. from Woos- 
ter College in 1891, and the honorary degree of D.D. from the 
Chicago College of Science in 1894. He published many poems, 
articles and sermons in the religious papers. 

He was married March 10, 1879, in Warren, 111., to Hattie 
Cornelia Clark, who with five sons survives him. 

ALLAN MARQUAND, PH.D., L.H.D., 

Son of Henry Gurdon and Elizabeth Love (Allen) Marquand, 
was born December 10, 1853, ^^ New York City. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian 
Church of New York City at the age of eighteen. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued in St. Paul's School, Concord, N. H., 
and he graduated from Princeton University in 1874. Entering 
the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he 



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remained two years, completing his theological course in Union 
Theological Seminary, New York, from which he graduated 
in 1877. He then spent a year of study in the University of 
Berlin. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New York, May 
7, 1877, but was never ordained. He studied as a fellow in 
Johns Hopkins University from 1878 to 1881. He was a tutor in 
Princeton University from 1881 to 1882 and lecturer from 
1882 to 1883. From the latter year until his death he was profes- 
sor of Art and Archaeology in Princeton University. He died 
September 24, 1924, in New York City, in the seventy-first year 
of his age. He was buried in Princeton. He received the degree 
of Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1880, and the 
degree of L.H.D. from Hobart College in 1885. He was author 
of : "Greek Architecture," 1909 ; "Delia Robbias in America," 
1912; "Luca Delia Robbia," 1914; "Robbia Heraldry," 1919; 
"Giovanni Delia Robbia," 1920; "Benedetto and Santi Bug- 
lioni," 1921, and "Andrea Delia Robbia," two volumes, 1922. 
He was joint author of the "Iconographic Encyclopedia," 1896, 
and of the "History of Sculpture," 1896-99. He was fellow of 
the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and associate 
editor of the American Journal of Archaeology. 

He was married June 18, 1896, in South Orange, N. J., to 
Eleanor Cross, who with one son and three daughters survives 
him. 

ELLSWORTH ELZA MORAN, 

Son of Elbert and Anna Margaret (Van Gilder) Moran, was 
born May 12, 1844, in Forksburgh, W. Va. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Methodist Episcopal church of 
Forksburgh at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the normal school of Fairmount, W. Va., and in 
the Preparatory Department of the University of West Vir- 
ginia, and he graduated from this University in 1874. Entering 



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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 and ordained by the Presbytery of Monmouth, June 
12, 1877, being at the same time installed pastor of the churches 
at Cream Ridge and Plumstead, N. J., from which he was 
released June 15, 1883. He was pastor of the church at Asbury 
Park, N. J., from June 15, 1883, to April 12, 1887; stated 
supply of the church at Ironton, Ohio, from November 1887 
until installed its pastor, February 14, 1888, and was released 
from this charge in 1897. He was stated supply of the churches 
at Wellstone and Glen Roy, Ohio, from 1899 to 1900. From this 
time until 1905 he resided in Columbus, Ohio. He was stated 
supply of the church at Fairmount, W. Va., from 1906 to 1909. 
He resided in Mannington, W. Va., 1910-12; in Clarksburg, W. 
Va., 1913-16; in Catawba, W. Va., 1916-19, and in Minneapolis, 
Minn., from 19 19 until his death there, January 13, 1925, of 
apoplexy, in the eighty-first year of his age. He was buried in 
the Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn. He was commis- 
sioner to the General Assembly in 1886. He was permanent 
clerk of the Presbytery of Portsmouth from 1889 to 1890, and 
its stated clerk from 1890 to 1900. 

He was married May 4, 1882, in Elm Grove, W. Va., to Mary 
Ellen Purdy, who died December 28, 1907. Two sons and one 
daughter survive him. 

ACHILLES V^^IILKERSON WALLER NESBIT, 

Son of Thomas Baker and Mary Anne (Robnett) Nesbit, was 
born November 16, 1852, in Fulton, Mo. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Old School Presbyterian church of 
Fulton at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Preparatory Department of Westminster Col- 
lege, Missouri, and he graduated from this institution in 1872. 
After his graduation he spent six months on a farm and 



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eighteen months in the study of theology under the Rev. Dr. N. 
L. Rice. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1874, taking 
the full three years' course and graduating in 1877. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Missouri (South) June 16, 1876, 
and ordained by the same Presbytery, August 24, 1877. He was 
stated supply of the church at Marshall, Mo., from September 
1877 to July 1880. After this he travelled in Europe until 1882. 
He was stated supply of the Broadway Church, Sedalia, Mo., 
from 1882 to 1887. He was editor of the Occident, San Fran- 
cisco, from 1887 to 1893, and editor of the North and IV est, 
Alinneapolis, in 1893. He resided in Pomona, Calif., and in 
Fulton, Mo., until his death, July 6, 1922, in St. Louis, Mo., in 
the seventieth year of his age. He was buried in the Hillcrest 
Cemetery of Fulton, Mo. 

He was married November 6, 1884, in Fulton, Mo., to Emma 
Howard, who died March 17, 1902. One daughter survives him. 

MARCUS DeLaFAYETTE BOCHER [BOOHER], 

Son of Selathyal Dycen and Lucy Ann (Johnston) Booher, 
was born February 26, 1850, in Kingsport, Tenn. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Kingsport at the age of thirteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in Lookout Mountain, Tenn., under the Rev. C. H. P. 
Bancroft. He was a student in Princeton University in the class 
of 1875 but did not graduate. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1875, remaining one year. He then entered Auburn 
Theological Seminary from which he graduated in 1878. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Monroe, April i, 1879, and or- 
dained by the same Presbytery, April 3, 1879, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the church at Reading, Mich., from 
which he was released November 23, 1882. He was stated supply 
of the church at Grand Rapids, Mich., from 1882 to 1885, and 
resided without charge in Grand Rapids until 1924. He moved 



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to Riverside, Mich., in August 1924 and died there September 7, 
1924, of diabetes, in the seventy-fifth year of his age. He was 
buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Mich. 

He was married October 30, 1884, in Grand Rapids, Mich., 
to Elizabeth Tuttle Richards, who with one daughter survives 
him. 

DUNCAN McKENZIE, 

Son of George and Louisa (Macmillan) McKenzie, was born 
September i, 1852, in Lock Lomond, Nova Scotia. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the church of St. Matthews, 
Halifax, at the age of twenty-three. His preparatory studies 
were pursued privately and he graduated from Dalhousie College 
in 1876. He then spent a year in teaching and in mission work. 
He was a student in the Theological Seminary of Halifax from 
1876 to 1877. He then entered the Seminary at Princeton, com- 
pleting his theological course and graduating in 1879. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 28, 1879, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Pictou, Canada, July 23, 
1879, being at the same time installed pastor of the church at 
Earltown, N. S., from which he was released November 4, 
1886. He was pastor of the church at Lochiel, Ont., from De- 
cember I, 1886, to November 17, 1907, and pastor of the church 
at Wood Island, Prince Edward Island, from December 20, 
1907, to October 31, 191 1. He then resided for two years at 
Van Kleek Hill, Ont. From 191 3 to 1923 he had charge of the 
missions at Los River and Lake View, Canada. He resided in 
Guelph, Ont., from 1923 until his death there, August 17, 1924, 
of arterial sclerosis, in the seventy-second year of his age. He 
was buried at Kirk Hill, Ont., Canada. 

He was married October 9, 1879, "^ Scotsburn, X. S., to 
Margaret Eraser, who died April 18, 1905. One son and two 
daughters survive him. 



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DAVID BENJAMIN McMURDY, D.D., 

Son of William and Janet E. (Smith) McMurdy, was born 
May 2, 1850, in Kortright, N. Y. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Delhi, N. Y., at 
the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were pursued at 
Delhi and Stamford, N. Y., and he graduated from Princeton 
University in 1877. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the 
fall of the same year, he remained two years. From 1879 until 
1880 he was principal of the Andes Collegiate Institute, Andes, 
N. Y. He entered Union Theological Seminary, New York, in 
1881, completing his theological course there and graduating in 
1883. He was licensed by the Presbytery of North River, April 
17, 1883, and ordained by the same Presbytery, May 22, 1883, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the church at High- 
land Falls, N. Y., from which he was released Januai-y 8, 1890. 
He was pastor of the church at Lynn, Mass., from November 
24, 1890, to October 19, 1902; stated supply of the church at 
New Bedford, Mass., from 1903 to 1905, and pastor of the 
church at Sodus, N. Y., from May 2, 1906, to April 12, 1920, 
when he was made pastor emeritus. He continued his residence 
in Sodus until his death there, July 27, 1924, in the seventy- 
fifth year of his age. He received the honorary degree of D.D. 
from Lafayette College in 1921. 

GEORGE STUART FULLERTON, PH.D., LL.D., 

Son of Robert Stewart and Martha (White) Fullerton, was 
born August 18, 1859, in Futtehghur, India. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Princeton Presbyterian Church 
of Philadelphia at the age of thirteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Hastings Academy, Philadelphia, and he 
graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1879. He 
was the class poet of his class. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year, remaining only three 



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months. He then entered the Yale Divinity School, from which 
he graduated in 1883. He was licensed by the Congregational 
Association of New Haven in 1882, and was ordained a priest 
by the Bishop of Pennsylvania, May 5, 1888. He was an in- 
structor in the University of Pennsylvania from 1883 to 1885, 
and professor of Philosophy in the same university from 1885 
to 1903. He was professor of Philosophy in Columbia Univer- 
sity from 1903 to 1917. After this he took up his residence in 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., lecturing in Vassar College until his death 
there, March 23, 1925, in the sixty-sixth year of his age. He 
was the American Exchange Professor to Vienna and other 
Austrian universities in 1913 and 1914. In the latter year he 
was appointed Honorary Professor in the University of Vienna 
by Emperor Francis Joseph, He wrote many books, among 
them were: "The Conception of the Infinite," 1887; "A Plain 
Argument for God," 1889; "On Sameness and Identity," 1890; 
"The Philosophy of Spinoza," 1894; "On Spinozistic Immortal- 
ity," 1899 5 "A System of Metaphysics," 1904 ; "An Introduction 
to Philosophy," 1906; "The World We Live In," 1912; "Die 
Amerikanischen Hochschulen," 1914; "Germany of Today," 
191 5; and a handbook of Ethical Theory, 1922. He was a 
member of the American Philosophical Society, of the Ameri- 
can Philosophical Association, of the American Psychological 
Association, of which he was president in 1896, and of the Phi 
Beta Kappa Society. 

He was twice married: (i) December 26, 1883, in Alexan- 
dria, Va., to Rebeckah Daingerfield Smith, who died May 4, 
1892 ; (2) March 8, 1897, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Julia Winslow 
Dickerson, who survives him. 

DONALD MORRISON, D.D., 

Son of George and Henrietta (Mcintosh) Morrison, was born 
September 5, 1850, in Kintore, Ont,, Canada, He made a public 



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confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Kintore, 
Canada, at the age of twenty-eight. His preparatory studies 
were pursued privately and in the high school of Cobourg, Ont., 
Canada. He graduated from the normal school of Toronto in 
1872. After this he was a student in McGill University, but did 
not graduate from it. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
1879, taking the full three years' course there, and graduating in 
1882. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, 
March 29, 1882, and ordained by the same Presbytery, April 14, 
1882. He was stated supply of the church at Sebewa, Mich., 
from June 1882 to April 1885; stated supply of the church at 
Sunfield, Mich., from June 1882 until installed its pastor. May 
8, 1883, being released from this charge April 15, 1885; stated 
supply of the church at Tekonsha, Mich., from May 1885 to 
September 1888; stated supply of the church at Evart, Mich., 
from September 1888 to September 1891 ; pastor of the church 
at Iron Mountain, Mich., from November 27, 1891, to Novem- 
ber 17, 1898; acting pastor of the First Church of Calumet, 
Mich., from November 1898 to June 1899; stated supply of the 
church at Tekonsha, Mich., from 1899 to 1903; stated supply 
of the church at Spring Grove, Ind., from 1903 to 1905 ; stated 
supply of the church at Romney, Ind., from 1903, until installed 
its pastor, January 15. 1905, being released March 23, 1908; 
pastor of the church at Toledo, Iowa, from 1908 to 1910; pastor 
of the church at Alden, Minn., from May 4, 1910, to December 
16, 1913; pastor of the church at Kasson, Minn., from 1913 to 
1915; stated supply of the church at Centerburg, Ohio, from 
191 5 to 1918, and for a time in 1919 stated supply of the church 
at Cass City, Mich. After this he resided in Warsaw, Ind., 
until his death there, January 9, 1925, of bronchitis, in the 
seventy-fifth year of his age. He was buried at Kintore, Canada. 
He received the honorary degree of D.D. from Northern Illi- 
nois College in 1902. He was a commissioner to the General 



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Assembly in 1887 and 1897. He was twice moderator of the 
Presbytery of Lansing, once of the Presbytery of Lake Superior 
and of the Presbytery of Grand Rapids. He was stated clerk 
and treasurer of the Presbytery of Winona from 1912 to 1915- 
He published "Ten Weeks O'er Sea and Land," 1897. 

He was twice married: (i) May 17, 1882, in Medina, Ont., 
Canada, to Ella Jane Wren, who died March 2, 1905 ; (2) 
September 3, 1920, in Chicago, 111., to Luella Frazee, who 
survives him. 

ARCHIBALD THOMPSON STEWART, 

Son of William and Mary Purdy (Thompson) Stewart, was 
born November 29, 1850, in Chanceford Township, Pa. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the New Harmony 
Presbyterian Church at Brogueville, Pa., at the age of nineteen. 
His preparatory studies were pursued in the York Collegiate 
Institute of York, Pa., and he graduated from Lafayette Col- 
lege in 1879. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall 
of the same year, he took the full three years' course there, 
graduating in 1882. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Westminster, April 11, 1882, and ordained by the Presbytery 
of Lehigh, September 19, 1883, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the church at Ashland, Pa., from which he was re- 
leased February 12, 1889. During this pastorate he also supplied 
the church at Centralia, Pa. He was pastor of the church at 
Marietta, Pa., from March 6, 1889, to April 12, 1904, and 
pastor of the Latta Memorial Church of Christiana, Pa., from 
June 28, 1906, to September 19, 1922. At this time he was 
honorably retired from the active ministry. He continued his 
residence in Christiana until his death there, November 3, 1924, 
of chronic fibroid phthisis, in the seventy-fourth year of his 
age. He was buried at Marietta, Pa. 

He was married February 28, 1889, in Ashland, Pa., to 
Adelaide Leona Bright, who survives him. 



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ROBERT WATT, 

Son of Robert and Alary Ann (Hartley) Watt, was born Sep- 
tember 22, 1852, in County Tyrone, Ireland. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Protestant Episcopal Church at 
the age of fourteen. He graduated from Park College in 1880 
and entered the Seminary at Princeton the same year remain- 
ing one year. He completed his theological course in McCormick 
Seminary, from which he graduated in 1883. He was licensed 
by the Presbyter}' of Chicago in 1883, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Bloomington, October 9, 1883, being at the 
same time installed pastor of the church at Fairbury, 111., from 
which he was released in 1885. He was stated supply of the 
church at Oxford, Neb., from 1886 to 1887, supplying also the 
churches at Harmony and Orleans, Neb., during 1887; stated 
supply of the churches at Orleans and Stamford, Neb., in 1888; 
stated supply of the church at Aurora, Neb., 1889; pastor of 
the church at Carbondale, III, from 1890 to 1892, and served 
the same church as pastor elect from 1894 to 1897. He was 
stated supply of the church at Grand Tower, 111., with his 
residence at Murphysboro from 1897 to 191 2. He continued his 
residence in Alurphysboro until 1922, and thereafter in Normal, 
111., until his death there. May 3, 1924, of a general breakdown, 
in the seventy-second year of his age. He was buried at Bloom- 
ington, 111. 

He was married August 7, 1884, in Normal, 111., to Sadie A. 
Furman, who with two sons and two daughters survives him. 

ROBERT BRADEN PATTON, D.D., 

Son of John Walker and Anna Burns (Braden) Patton, was 
born September 13, 1854, near Cadiz, Ohio. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the United Presbyterian church of 
Harrisville, Ohio, at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued at Franklin College, Ohio, and he graduated from 



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Wooster University in 1881. Entering the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three years' 
course there, graduating in 1884. He then spent a year in study 
in the University of Berlin. During the following year he made 
special studies in philosophy. He was licensed by the United 
Presbyterian Presbytery of Philadelphia, January 15, 1884, 
and ordained by the United Presbyterian Presbytery of Mus- 
kingum, August 17, 1886, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the United Presbyterian church of Johnthan's Creek, Mt. 
Perry, Ohio, from which he was released September 6, 1887. 
He was stated supply of the First U. P. Church of Columbus, 
Ohio, from September 1887 until installed its pastor August 23, 
1892, being released from this charge August 27, 1900. He was 
stated supply of the Fair Avenue U. P. Church of Columbus, 
Ohio, from 1900 to 1909, and again from 191 3 to 1919. From 
1910 to 1912 he resided in Columbus, being engaged in editorial 
work, and continued his residence in Columbus until his death 
there, February i, 1924, of paralysis, in the seventieth year of 
his age. He was buried in Columbus. He received the honorary 
degree of D.D. from Franklin College, Ohio, in 1905. He was 
a fraternal delegate from the General Assembly of the United 
Presbyterian Church to the General Synod of the Evangelical 
Lutheran Church in 1907. He was associated with the Anti- 
Saloon League from 1909 to 1924, and was associate editor of 
the American Issue in 1919. He was a contributing editor of 
the Standard Encyclopaedia of the Alcohol Problem. 

He was married June 15, 1887, in Cedarville, Ohio, to Julia 
Rebecca Dean, who with two sons and two daughters survives 
him. 

WILLIAM HUNTER MILLER, 

Son of William Smith and Isabella Wilson (McKown) Miller, 
was born January 23, 1858, in Gerrardstown, W. Va. His pre- 



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paratory studies were pursued in Newark, Del., under the Rev. 
Dr. J. Y. Polk, and he graduated from Lafayette College in 
1883. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the 
same year, he took the full three years' course there, graduating 
in 1886. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Winchester in 
April 1885, and ordained by the Presbytery of Champlain, 
July 7, 1886, being at the same time installed pastor of the 
church at Chateaugay, N. Y., from which he was released 
September 13, 1887. He was pastor of the church at Mingo, Pa., 
from February 21, 1888, to September 10, 1889, supplying at 
the same time the church at Finleyville, Pa. ; pastor of the 
church at St. Paul, Neb., from 1890 to 1893 ; stated supply of 
the church at Turkey Creek, Neb., 1890-91 ; stated supply of 
the church at Farwell, Neb., 1892-93 ; stated supply of the 
church at Chateaugay, N. Y., 1894-98; pastor of the church at 
Beaver City, Neb., from 1899 to 1902 ; stated supply of the 
church at Oakland, Md., and the church at Terra Alta, W. Va., 
from 1903 to 1904; stated supply of the church at Enon Valley, 
Pa., from 1905 until installed its pastor, June 25, 1907, being 
released from this charge April 20, 191 5, on account of ill 
health. He supplied the Little Beaver Church, W. Va., from 
1907 to 191 1. He resided in Martinsburg, W. Va., from 1915 
until his death February 22, 1925, in Gerrardstown, \Y. Va., 
while preaching in the church in that city, in the sixty-eighth 
year of his age. He was buried at Gerrardstown, W. Va. 

He was married December 14, 1887, in Chateaugay, N. Y., 
to Myrtle May Roberts, who with four sons and two daughters 
survives him, 

WILLL\M LAWRENCE BOGGS, 

Son of Thomas Hamilton and Martha Ann (Hamilton) Boggs, 
was born July 11, 1857, in Liberty, S. C. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Carmel Presbyterian church, 



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South Carolina, at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in Pickens, S. C, under the Rev. J. R. Riley, D.D. 
He was a student for one year in Adger College, and for two 
years in Piedmont College. From 1884 to 1886 he was a student 
in Columbia Theological Seminary, entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in the latter year as a senior, and graduating in 1887. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of South Carolina, April 12, 

1886, and ordained by the Presbytery of Harmony, October 7, 

1887. He was pastor of the churches at Liberty Hill and Beaver 
Creek, S. C, from October 30, 1887, to January 8, 1890; pastor 
of the churches at Center Point, Antioch, Mt. Tabor and Wood- 
ruff, S. C, from June 15, 1890, to September 14, 1897; engaged 
in evangelical work in the Presbytery of Enoree, 1897-98; was 
pastor of the church at Wellford, S. C, from November i, 1898, 
to December i, 1907. During this pastorate he was professor of 
Mental and Moral Science in the Chicora Female College of 
Greenville, S. C, from 1902 to 1907, He continued his residence 
in Greenville, supplying the church at Reedy River from 191 2 
until his death, and was circulating manager of the Presbyterian 
Standard from 1907 until his death. He died July 2, 1924, in 
Greenville, S. C, of acute cellulitis, in the sixty-seventh year 
of his age. He was a commissioner to the General Assembly in 
1896. 

He was married December 6, 1887, in Liberty Hill, S. C, to 
Nannie Isabel Cunningham, who with two sons and two daugh- 
ters survives him. 

JOHN McCOY, 

Son of Samuel Finley and Jane Oliver (Carson) McCoy, was 
born October 20, 1861, in Chillicothe, Ohio. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of 
Chillicothe at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Chillicothe High School and under the Rev. H. 



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VV. Biggs, D.D., and he graduated from Wooster University in 
1884. After his graduation he was a student in a law office for 
four months. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1884, 
taking the full three years' course and graduating in 1887. He 
received the George S. Green Fellowship in Hebrew and pur- 
sued his studies in the University of Berlin for a year after his 
graduation. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Chillicothe, 
May 18, 1886, and ordained by the same Presbytery, August 
21, 1888. He was stated supply of the church at Faulkton, S. D., 
from October 1888 to January 1890; stated supply of the church 
at EUendale, N. D., from January 1890 to October 1892 ; pastor 
of the Memorial Church at Appleton, Wis., from April 14, 
1893, to February 2, 1906 ; editor of the Wisconsin Presbyterian 
Review from 1903 to 1906; pastor of the First Church of Eau 
Claire, Wis., from 1906 to 1908, and pastor of the First Church 
of Stillwater, Minn., from 1908 to 191 5. For a time after this 
he engaged in editorial work for the Mikvaukee Journal and the 
Kaitkaiina Times. He resided in Milwaukee, Wis., from 1916 
to 1917, in Washington, D. C, from 1917 to 1919 and in South 
Kaukauna, Wis., from 1919 to 1924. He died January 19, 1925, 
in Appleton, Wis., of heart trouble, in the sixty-fourth year of 
his age. He was buried in Chillicothe. Ohio. He was a commis- 
sioner to the General Assembly of 1891 ; moderator of the 
Synod of South Dakota 1890; stated clerk of the Presbytery of 
Aberdeen 1891-1893, and stated clerk of the Presbytery of 
Winnebago 1896- 1906. 

He was married October 10, 1889, at Wooster, Ohio, to 
Winifred Hays, who w^ith one son survives him. 

SAMUEL BARBER, 

Son of Thomas Van Valzah and Gertrude (Woolsey) Barber, 
was born May 30, 1862, in Mifflinburg, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Buffalo, 



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Pa., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Lewistown Academy, and he graduated from Lafayette 
College in 1886. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall 
of the same year, he took the full three years' course there, 
graduating in 1889. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Pueblo, October 14, 1889, and ordained by the same Presbytery, 
October 21, 1889. He was stated supply of the church of Rocky 
Ford, Colo., from September 1889 to September 1891 ; stated 
supply of the First Church of Delta, Colo., from September 27, 
1891, to May 25, 1893; stated supply of the church of Slippery 
Rock, Pa., from December 1893 until installed its pastor, Jan- 
uary 23, 1894, being released from this charge April 19, 1898; 
pastor of the churches at Princeton and Hermon, Pa., from 
September 27, 1898, to November 19, 1900; pastor of the 
church of Curwensville, Pa., from January 3, 1901, to April 
13, 1915; pastor of the West Kishacoquillas Church, Belleville, 
Pa., from June 11, 191 5, to April 7, 1919, and pastor of the 
Logans Valley Church, Bellwood, Pa., from 1919 until his 
death in Bellwood, May 16, 1924, of paralysis, in the sixty- 
second year of his age. He received the degree of A.M. from 
Princeton University in 1888 and from Lafayette College in 
1889. He was moderator of the Shenango Presbytery in 1896, 
and moderator of the Huntingdon Presbytery in 1907. He was 
a commissioner to the General Assembly in 1905. From 1906 to 
1908 he was president of the Clearfield County Anti-saloon 
League. 

He was married July 24, 1890, in Manitou Springs, Colo., to 
Nellie DeSalle, who with three sons and four daughters sur- 
vives him. 

EDWARD DE MOSS MILLER, PH.D., 

Son of William Smith and Isabella Wilson (McKown) Miller, 
was born June 12, 1862, in Gerrardstown, W. Va. He made a 



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public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Gerrardstown at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in Newark, Del., under the Rev. Dr. J. Y. Polk, 
and he graduated from Princeton University in 1886. He spent 
the year following his graduation in Princeton as Fellow in 
Mental Science. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1887, 
graduating therefrom in 1890. He was licensed by the Presby- 
tery of Philadelphia North, April 22, 1891, and ordained by 
the same Presbytery, April 28, 1891, being at the same time 
installed pastor of the church of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., from 
which he was released October 16, 1892. He then spent a year in 
Princeton Seminary as a graduate student. He was stated 
supply of the Reformed Church of Newburgh, N. Y.. from 
April 1893 to March 1894. From 1895 to 1899 he resided in 
Germany. He resided in Gerrardstown, W. Va., from 1899 to 
1902 ; in Princeton, N. J., from 1902 to 1903 ; in Gerrardstown, 
W. Va., from 1903 to 1904; in Princeton. N. J., from 1904 to 
1906, and in Gerrardstown, W. Va., from 1906 until his death 
there, February 19, 1921, of tuberculosis, in the fifty-ninth 
year of his age. He was buried at Gerrardstown. He received 
the degree of Ph.D. from the University of Berlin in 1898. He 
was unmarried. 

DANIEL HULSHIZER MARTIN, D.D., 

Son of Joseph A. and C. Matilda (Lattimore) Martin, was 
born February 24, 1865, in Doylestown, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Doyles- 
town at the age of eighteen. He graduated from Lafayette 
College 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 North, April 16, 1894, and ordained by the same 
Presbytery, June 28, 1894, being at the same time installed 



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pastor of the Wissahickon Church, Philadelphia, from which he 
was released April 13, 1908. His only other pastorate was that 
of the Church of the Covenant, Cynwyd, Pa., from September 
29, 1908, to September 17, 1918. After this he resided in Pasa- 
dena, Calif., until his death there, November 4, 1924, of para- 
lysis, in the sixtieth year of his age. He was buried at San 
Gabriel, Calif. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from 
Wheaton College, Illinois, in 1920. He was a commissioner to 
the General Assembly of 1903. 

He was married April 28, 1908, in Los Angeles, Calif., to 
May Stewart, who with one daughter survives him. 

WILLIAM BERTRAM SHIREY, 

Son of Joseph W. and Susan Catherine (Bowers) Shirey, was 
born October 15, 1865, in Tabor, Ind. He made a pubhc con- 
fession of his faith in the Evangelical Lutheran Church at the 
age of twelve. His preparatory studies were pursued at home 
and he graduated from Hanover College in 1893. He entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, remain- 
ign one year. He completed his theological course in McCormick 
Seminary, from which he graduated in 1896. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Muncie, April 10, 1895, and ordained by 
the Presbytery of Chippewa, July 17, 1896. He was pastor of 
the church at Hurley, Wis., from July 19, 1896, to September 
I, 1897; stated supply of the Prairie Star and Platte Centre 
churches with his postoffice at Kent, Iowa, 1898-1901 ; stated 
supply of the church at New Salem, 111., 1901-03 ; pastor of the 
church at New Paris, Ohio, from June i, 1903, to October 19, 
1905 ; pastor of the church at Eaton, Ohio, from November 
12, 1905, to June 14, 1909; stated supply of the church at 
Savanna, 111., 1909-10; pastor-elect of the church at Downs, 
111., 1911-12; pastor of the church at Carrollton, III, from Jan- 
uary 14, 1913, to April 12, 1916; engaged in work as a Sunday 



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School missionary with his residence at Alton, 111., 1916-17; 
was Sunday School Superintendent of Education in the Synod 
of Michigan from 1918 until 1921, and was field representative 
for religious education in Michigan from 1922 until his death, 
October 28, 1924, in Ann Arbor, Mich., of apoplexy, in the 
sixtieth year of his age. He was buried at Muncie, Ind. 

He was married July i, 1896, in Alpha, 111., to Huldah S. 
Streed, who with one son and one daughter survives him. 

IRVIN AIKEN BLACKWOOD, 

Son of William James Calderwood and Nancy Clara (Morri- 
son) Blackwood, was born January 14, 1869, in Freeport, Ohio. 
He made a public confession of his faith in the Reformed 
Presbyterian church of Londonderry, Ohio, at the age of 
fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in Londonderry 
under Professor David Love, and he graduated from Geneva 
College, Pennsylvania, in 1894. During the next three years he 
was professor of Greek Language and Literature in Amity 
College, Iowa. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1897, 
remaining one year. During this year he also pursued studies 
as a graduate student in Princeton University. He completed 
his theological course in the Reformed Presbyterian Theological 
Seminary at Allegheny, Pa., from which he graduated in 1900. 
He was licensed by the Reformed Presbyterian Presbytery of 
Pittsburgh, May 10, 1899, and ordained by the Reformed Pres- 
byterian Presbytery of New York, November i, 1900, being 
at the same time installed pastor of the Fourth Reformed 
Presbyterian Church of New York City, from which he was 
released January 2, 1907. During this pastorate he engaged 
in graduate work in Union Theological Seminary from 1904 
to 1906, and also pursued studies in Columbia University 
during the same time. He was pastor of the Reformed Presby- 
terian church of Evans, Colo., from November 7, 1907, to April 



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25, 191 1. After this he engaged in teaching for a time. He was 
received by the Presbytery of Pittsburgh of the Presbyterian 
Church, January 13, 1914, and resided in Pittsburgh from that 
time until 1919. From 1920 to 1922 he resided in Crafton, Pa., 
doing occasional work at the order of the Synod of Pennsyl- 
vania. He became pastor of the Little Beaver Church, near New 
Galilee, Pa., in 1922, and continued such until his death, March 
13, 1923, in New Galilee, in the fifty-fifth year of his age. He 
was buried in the Highwood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Pa. He 
received the degree of M.A. from Columbia College in 1908, 
and the degree of B.D. from Union Seminary, New York, in 
1909. He was for a time editor of The Christian Statesman of 
Pittsburgh. 

He was married January 19, 1902, in Crafton, Pa., to Edna 
Pearl Roberts, who with one son and two daughters survives 
him. 

DAVID STEWART CURRY [CURRIE], 

Son of William and Mary Eliza (Stewart) Curry, was born 
June 27, 1874, in Coleraine, Ireland. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Ballywatt at the 
age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Coleraine Academy. He was a student for three years in Queen's 
College, Galway, and graduated from the Royal University of 
Ireland in 1898. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall 
of the same year, he took the full three years' course there, 
graduating in 1900. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New 
Brunswick, April 16, 1900, and ordained by the same Presby- 
tery, April 23, 1900. He was pastor of the First Church of York, 
Pa., from November 13, 1900, to December 27, 1907; pastor of 
the First Church of Cortland, N. Y, from January 16, 1908, to 
January 5, 1912 ; pastor of the Friendship Avenue Church, 
Pittsburgh, Pa., from January 25, 1912, to December 14, 1915; 



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pastor of the church at Clarinda, Iowa, from February 17, 1916, 
to August 28, 1919, and pastor of the church at Mount Union, 
Pa., from October 8, 1919, until his death there, August 2, 1924, 
in the fifty-first year of his age. He was buried at Mount Union, 
Pa. He was a commissioner to the Synod of Pennsylvania in 
1904, and to the General Assembly in 1906. He was for a time a 
Trustee of York Collegiate Institute. 

He was married March 12, 1900, in Edinburgh, Scotland, to 
Catherine Barclay Eraser, who with two sons survives him. 

JOHN GEZON NOORDEWIER, 

Son of Jacob and Johanna Hilagonda (Gezon) Noordewier, 
was born January 7, 1877, in Holland, Mich. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Christian Reformed church of 
Jenison, Mich., at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the high school at Grand Rapids, Mich., and 
he graduated from the University of Michigan in 1899, pur- 
suing post graduate studies in the same institution for one year 
after graduation. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
1900, taking the full three years' course there and graduating in 
1903. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Fargo, June 18, 
1903. and ordained by the same Presbytery, August 18, 1903. 
He was stated supply of the church at Courtenay, N. D., from 
June 1903 to September 1904; pastor of the church at Milton, 
N. D., from November 17, 1904, to May 5, 1906; pastor of the 
church at La Moure, N. D., from 1907 to 1908; pastor of the 
Calvary Church, Riverton, N. J., from 1909 to 191 1 ; pastor of 
the church at New London, Pa., from 1912 to 1918 ; pastor of 
Union Church, Oxford, Pa., from January 3, 1919, to October 
22, 1923, and pastor of the First Church of Washington, N. J., 
from November 2, 1923, until his death, December 14, 1924, in 
Lancaster, Pa., of pneumonia, in the forty-eighth year of his 
age. He was buried at Lancaster. 



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He was married June 6, 1906, in Milton, N. D., to Margaret 
May Powles, who with one daughter survives him. 

AUGUSTUS TAYLOR SCHLEICH, 

Son of David James and Sarah Jennie (Hay) Schleich, was 
born October 6, 1871, in Amanda, Ohio. He made a pubHc con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian Church of Amanda at 
the age of twenty-five. He studied privately at Amanda and 
graduated from Hanover College in 1900. Entering the Sem- 
inary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full 
three years' course there, graduating in 1903. He was licensed 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Lehigh, October 20, 1903, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the churches of 
Ashland and Centralia, Pa., from which he was released No- 
vember 28, 1905. He was pastor of the Providence Church, 
Allegheny, Pa., from December 28, 1905, to September 16, 
1912, and pastor of the Hawthorne Avenue Church of Crafton, 
Pa., from October 3, 1912, until his death, March 31, 1925, at 
Crafton, of Bright's disease, in the fifty-fifth year of his age. 
He was buried at Blairsville, Pa. He received the degree of 
M.A. from Hanover College in 1906. 

He was married February 8, 1906, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to 
Elizabeth Sterett Conner, who with one daughter survives him. 

THOMAS BURNS, 

Son of Joseph Stephen and Sarah (Purdy) Burns, was born 
October 2, 1875, in Dudley, England. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Langcliffe Presbyterian Church of 
Avoca, Pa., at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Easton Academy under Professor S. R. Park, 
and he graduated from Lafayette College in 1903. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the 
full three years' course there, graduating in 1906. He was 



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licensed by the Presbytery of Lackawanna, April 17, 1906, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Lehigh, May 31, 1906, being at 
the same time installed pastor of the church at Lehighton, Pa., 
from which he was released June 18, 1907. He was pastor of 
the church at Florida, N. Y., from July 30, 1907, to June 12, 
1913, pastor of the West Side Church, W^ichita, Kans., from 
1913 to 1918; pastor of the Grandview Park Church, Kansas 
City, Kans., from 1918 to 1920, and pastor of the church at 
Olathe, Kans., from 1921 to 1924. He died August 31, 1924, in 
Olathe, Kans., of paralysis, in the forty-ninth year of his age. 

He was married October 3, 1907, in Trenton, N. J., to Flo- 
rence Adele Derhomer, who with two sons and three daughters 
survives him. 

JOHN ELLIOTT ROSS, 

Son of Wilson Erskine and Mary Frances (Elliott) Ross, was 
born January 29, 1883, near Smith Center, Kans. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the United Presbyterian church 
of Sterling, Kans., at the age of nineteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Franklin Academy, Kansas, and 
he graduated from the College of Emporia in 1912. He entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, remain- 
ing more than two years. He completed his theological course 
in the W^estern Theological Seminary, from which he graduated 
in 19 16. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Osborne and 
ordained by the same Presbytery, September 19, 1916. He 
sailed for India October 10, 1916, and engaged in missionary 
work at Ludhiana, India, and then at Saharanpur, from 1918 
to 1923. He returned to this country on furlough, remaining a 
year from 1923 to 1924. During this year he engaged in studies 
in the University of Chicago. He died January 15, 1925, in 
Kasur, Punjab, India, of heart failure, while sleeping, in the 
forty-second year of his age. He was buried at Ferozepore, 



1925] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 377 

India. He received the degree of A.M. from Princeton Univer- 
sity in 1914. 

He was married August 17, 1916, in Pittsburg, Kans., to 
Delia Bonnie Pease, who with two sons survives him. 



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PARTIAL STUDENT 

EDWIN WILLIAM BEHNER, 

Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Christina (Rugger) Behner, 
was born April i6, 1864, in Liverpool, Ohio. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Evangelical Church at the age of 
fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Green 
Spring Academy, Ohio, and he was a student in the Baldwin 
University, Berea, Ohio, for two years. He was licensed by the 
Ohio Conference of the Evangelical Association in September 
1891, and ordained by the same Conference in September 1894. 
He was stated supply of the Evangelical Association church of 
Circleville, Ohio, from September 1891 to September 1893; 
pastor of the Evangelical Association church of Gibsonburg, 
Ohio, from 1893 to 1895 ; pastor of the Oakdale Evangelical 
Association church, Cleveland, Ohio, from 1895 to 1897; pastor 
of the Evangelical Association church of Benton Ridge, Ohio, 
from 1897 to 1899, ^^^ pastor of the Evangelical Association 
church of Warren, Pa., from 1899 to 1901. In the latter year he 
entered Princeton Theological Seminary as a partial student, 
remaining two years. He was pastor of the Prsebyterian church 
of Pemberville, Ohio, from 1903 to 1906 ; stated supply of the 
church at Maiden, Mo., from 1907 to 1909; pastor of the church 
at Poplar Blufif, Mo., from 1909 to 1918; pastor of the First 
Church of Jefferson City, Mo., from 1919 to 1922, and pastor 
of the church at Rolla, Mo., from 1922 until his death, Novem- 
ber 9, 1924, near Rolla, suddenly of heart failure, in the sixty- 
first year of his age. He was buried at Rolla, Mo. While serving 
the church at Rolla as pastor he also supplied the church at Elk 
Prairie, Mo. 

He was married June 21, 1891, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Ger- 
trude E. Berger, who with one son and three daughters survives 
him. 



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GRADUATE STUDENT 

TADASHIGE SUZUKI, 

Son of Chuisuke and Haru (Ikeda) Suzuki, was born May 26, 
1878, in Nakamura, Japan. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Presbyterian church of Nakamura at the age of 
seventeen. He was a student in the Sendai Daini College from 
1899 to 1902, and in the Sapporo Imperial University from 
1902 until his graduation in 1904. He was a student in the San 
Francisco Theological Seminary from 1905 to 1908. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of San Francisco, April 21, 1908, 
and ordained by the same Presbytery, August 20, 1908. He 
engaged in missionary work in Salinas, Calif., from 1908 to 

1909, and in missionary work in Ogden, Utah, from 1909 to 

1910. In the latter year he entered the Seminary at Princeton as 
a graduate student, remaining one year. After this he returned 
to Japan, engaging in evangelical work in connection with the 
Shiroishi Church in Miyagi-ken. He died October 21, 1924, in 
Sapporo, Japan, in the forty-seventh year of his age. He was 
buried in the Maruyama Cemetery of Sapporo. He wrote largely 
for newspapers and magazines. 

He was married July 29, 191 1, in Sendai, Japan, to Teru 
Goto, who survives him. 



INDEX 

PAGE 

Barber, Samuel 368 

Behner, Edwin William 378 

Blackwood, Irvin Aiken 372 

BocHER, Marcus de Lafayette 358 

Boggs, William Lawrence 366 

Burns, Thomas 375 

Clark, James Harvey 341 

Cole, Royal Merriman 352 

Crawford, Angus 353 

Cryor, Samuel Silonas 354 

Curry, David Stewart 2>72 

Freeman, Samuel Alden 343 

Fox, John 337 

Fullerton, George Stuart 360 

Hersman, Charles Campbell 346 

Knight, Alva Aziza 348 

Linn, John Manning 349 

MacCoy, James Sharon 350 

McCoy, John 367 

McKenzie, Duncan 359 

McMurdy, David Benjamin 360 

Manly, Charles 342 

Marquand, Allan 355 

Martin, Daniel Hulshizer 37o 

Massey, George V 338 

Meeker, Benjamin Cory 35^ 

AliLLER, Edward de Moss 369 

Miller, William Hunter 365 

Mister, Wilbur Fisk 347 

Moran, Ellsworth Elza 35^ 

Morrison, Donald 361 

Murray, Logan Crittenden 338 

Nesbit, Achilles Wilkerson Walker 357 

Noordewier, John Gezon 374 

Patterson, John Fulton 339 

Patton, Robert Braden 364 

Ross, John Elliott 37^ 

Schleich, Augustus Taylor 375 

Shirey, William Bertram 37i 



382 INDEX 

Smart, John Gardinkr 352 

Stewart, Archibald Thompson 363 

Suzuki, Tadashige 379 

Thompson, Charles Lemuel 344 

Watt, Robert 364 



NECROLOGICAL REPORT 

PRESENTED TO THE 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

OF 

PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL 
SEMINARY 

AT ITS ANNUAL MEETING 
May II, 1926 



By the Editor 



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384 [1926 



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 
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OFFICERS OF THE ALUAINI ASSOCIATION 

FOR THE YEAR 1926-1927 
Rev. Willi.\m P. Finney, D.D., '86, President. 
Pres. Kerr D. Macmillan, S.T.D., '97, Vice-President. 
Rev. Robert M. Russell, '15, Secretary. 
Rev. Prof. Charles R. Erdman, D.D., LL.D., '91, Treasurer. 
Rev. William P. Fulton, D.D., 'S7 \ I Additional Members 

Rev. J. Marshall Linton, '07 \ } of the 

Rev. IL\r<)ld S. Laird, '17 ) ( E.vccutive Committee 



1926] NEC ROLOGICAL REPORT 385 

ANNUAL M EETING 

OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 
OF PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 

Princeton, New Jersey, May ii, 1926. 

The Association met for luncheon in the gymnasium of 
Princeton University at i o'clock, with the Reverend John T. 
Reeve, D.D., Class of 1900, in the chair. 

Tlie blessing was asked by the Reverend G. C. Heine, LL.D., 
Class of 1876. 

The Association was favored with selections by the Seminary 
Chorus. 

Dr. Reeve addressed the Association. 

Recognition was paid to the Reverend Ezra F. Mundy, Class 
of 1855, the oldest living graduate of the Seminary. 

The Executive Committee nominated the following persons 
as Officers and members of the Committee for the year 1926-27 : 

President— Rev. W. P. Finney, D.D., 1886 

Vice-President — Rev. Kerr Duncan Macmillan, D.D., 1897 

Treasurer — Rev. Charles R. Erdman, D.D., 1891 

Secretary — Rev. Robert M. Russell, 1915. 

Additional members of the Executive Committee — 

Rev. W. P. Fulton, D.D., 1887 

Rev. J. Marshall Linton, 1907 

Rev. Harold S. Laird, 1917. 

These were unanimously elected. 

Recognition was paid by President Reeve to Dr. Machen's 
book "What is Faith ?" 

Dr. Erdman gave the report of the Treasurer which was ac- 
cepted ; and then as Moderator of the General Assembly ad- 
dressed the Association. 



386 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [1926 

President J. Ross Stevenson addressed the Association. 

Dr. Alfred H. Barr, Class of 1896, member of the faculty of 
McCormick Seminary, addressed the Association. 

Dr. J. Gresham Machen, Class of 1905, Stuart Professor- 
Elect of Apologetics and Christian Ethics, addressed the Asso- 
ciation. 

Dr. W. P. Finney, Class of 1886, addressed the Association. 

The Executive Committee recommended to the Association 
"the formation of an Alumni Council as a more permanent body 
to take the place of the annually changing Executive Committee ; 
the personnel and functions of this Council to be presented at 
the Annual Meeting of the Association next year." The recom- 
mendation was adopted. 

A vote of thanks was given to President John Grier Hibben, 
Class of 1886, for the courtesy of the University in granting to 
the Association the use of the Gymnasium for its luncheon. 

A vote of sympathy was extended to Dr. J. Richie Smith, Class 
of 1876, who was unable to be present because of illness, and 
congratulations were extended to him on the approaching Fif- 
tieth Anniversary of his ordination to the Christian ministry. 

A vote of thanks was extended to the Seminary Chorus. 

After the singing of "Blest Be The Tie That Binds" the 
Benediction was pronounced by Dr. Clarence E. Macartney, 
Class of 1905. 

ROBERT M. RUSSELL, 

Secretary 



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ABSTRACT OF THE REPORT 

The Report for the year ending April i, 1926, contains notices 
of one instructor, Henry W. Smith, A.M., '85, and thirty-seven 
other alumni. Eight of these died in previous years ; but the fact 
of their death did not come to the attention of the Editor in 
time for an earlier Report. 

The oldest was the Rev. Alfred P. Botsford, D.D., L.H.D., 
'52, who died at the age of ninety-eight years and four months. 
One other had passed his ninetieth year, eight their eightieth 
year, and thirteen their seventieth year. The youngest died at the 
age of twenty-nine years and six months. The average age of the 
thirty-eight was sixty-nine years and eleven months. The aver- 
age confessional age was seventeen years. 

The Report contains the following names : 

INSTRUCTOR 

CLASS DIED 

1885. Henry Wilson Smith, A.M. March 9, 1926 

ALUMNI 

1852. Alfred Pomeroy Botsford, D.D., L.H.D. Sept. 4, 1925 

1861. John Henry Carpenter, Ph.D., D.D. Oct. i, 1925 

John Stevens Stewart, D.D. April i, 1926 

1864. John Rule Nov. 26, 1925 

1865. John James Thompson June 27, 1925 

1866. William Olfver Campbell, D.D. Jan. 8, 1926 

1867. Robert John Orr Moore July 4, 1924 
1869. Leighton Wilson Eckard, D.D. Nov. 15, 1925 

1873. Horace Coffin Stanton, D.D., S.T.D. Nov. 16, 1925 
Richard Boyd Webster Dec. 17, 1925 

1874. Alexander Henry, D.D. July 15, 1925 
JosiAH McClain Oct. 25, 1925 

1S76. William Christian Armstrong Aug. 22, 1924 

Charles Scudder Barrett, D.D. May 24, 1925 

1877. Lewis James Adams Dec. 2, 1925 



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1878. RussEix Cecil, D.D. 

1879. Jacob W. Thomas 

1880. Luther Deloraine Wishard 
1S84. David McGill Marshman 
1888. Charles Ezra Fisk, Ph.D. 
1890. Frank Leonard Fraser 

1893. Louis August Lindemuth 

CLASS 

1894. Oscar A. Gillingiiam 

1895. Hugh Scott McMullan 

1896. Samuel Currie 
Walter Hart Semple 

1898. Marcius Wilson Kratz 

1900. Samuel Carleton Haight 

1901. William Henry Long 

1906. Lynford Lardner Moore, M.D. 

1920. Howard David Rhea 



1881-1882 
1882- 1883 
1886- I 8S7 

1894-1895 
1898- I 899 
1 909- 1 9 10. 



GRADUATE STUDENTS 
Glenn Howard Putnam, Ph.D. 
Robert Hunter, D.D. 
Hugh Joseph Furneaux 
Gerrit Wielenga 
Adolphus Kistler, D.D. 
W'lLLiAM Parker Neilson, D.D. 



June 15, 

Oct. 24, 

Aug. 6, 

Aug. 13, 

Sept. 25, 

April 30, 

Mardi 15, 

March 26, 

Jan. 12, 

Aug. 2, 

Aug. 14, 

Feb. 7, 

March 25, 

Feb. II, 

Aug. II, 

July 24, 



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May 31, 1925 
July II, 1925 
Feb. 8, 1926 
Dec. 7, 1924 
Dec. 20, 1925 
Miay 22, 1925 



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INSTRUCTOR 

HENRY WILSON SMITH, 

Son of Andrew Alurray and Laura (Hosford) Smith, was born 
February 25, 1849, in \Mlliamstown, Mass. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the First Congregational Church of Wil- 
lianistown at the age of thirteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Preparatory School of Wllliamstown under Pro- 
fessor N. H. Griffin, and he graduated from Williams College 
in 1869. From 1869 to 1873 he was instructor in Gymnastics in 
Williams College. He was professor of Elocution and Rhetoric 
in the School of Oratory and in the Theological Department of 
Boston University from 1875 to 1877. He was professor of 
Elocution and Rhetoric in the Adelphi Academy, Brooklyn, 
N.Y., from 1877 to 1878. In the latter year he became instructor 
of elocution in Princeton Seminary, beginning his work there 
in the spring of 1878. From 1883 to 1885 he was a student in the 
Seminary. He continued as instructor of Elocution in the Sem- 
inary until his death, March 9, 1926, in Princeton of angina 
pectoris, in the seventy-eiglith year of his age. He was buried in 
Williamstown, Mass. At the time of his death he was the oldest 
in years and in service of the teachers of the Seminary, his 
teaching service extending over forty-eight years. He received 
the degree of A.M. from Williams College in 1872 and the 
degree of Bachelor of Oratory from Boston University in 1875. 
He was married December 23, 1896, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to 
Isabel Davidson Hubbard, who died January 22, 1914. One son 
survives him. 



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ALUMNI 

ALFRED POMEROY BOTSFORD, D.D., L.H.D., 

Son of Edmund Ward and Mary Ann (Clark) Botsford, was 
born April 21, 1827, in Jordan, N.Y. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Jordan at the age 
of twelve. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Jordan 
Academy and he graduated from Union College, Schenectady, 
N.Y., in 1847. He was teacher in a private classical school in 
Uniontown, Pa., from 1847 to 1848. He entered the Seminary 
at Princeton in September 1848, remaining three months, and 
going to Vernon, N.Y., to be Principal of the Academy there 
from 1848 to 1849. Entering the Seminary at Princeton again 
in 1849, ^6 took the full three years' course there, graduating in 
1852. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick 
April 23, 185 1, and ordained by the Presbytery of North River 
April 26, 1854. He was stated supply of the church at Hughson- 
ville, N.Y., from November 1853 until installed its pastor, April 
26, 1854, and was released from this charge June 16, 1857. 
After this he was pastor of the following churches : Port Byron, 
N.Y., from July 24, 1857, to April i, 1861 ; the Eighty-sixth 
Street Church, New York City, from June 9, 1 861, to April 16, 
1867; the diurch at Port Jei-vis, N.Y., from 1867 to 1884, and 
of the church at Wenonah, N.J., from Dec. 2, 1884 to April 21, 
1896, when he was honorably retired from the active ministry. 
After this he resided in Woodbury, N.J., until his death there, 
Sept. 4, 1925, of the effects of a fall at Cape May, in the 99th 
year of his age. He was at his death the oldest living graduate of 
Princeton Seminary. He was buried in the Eglinton Cemetery 
of Clarksboro near Woodbury, N.J. He received the honorary 



1926] NECKOLOGICAL REPORT 391 

degree of D.D, from Union College in 1897, and that of L.H.D. 
from the same college in 1922. He was stated clerk of the Pres- 
bytery of Rochester City from 1858 to 1861 and of the Pres- 
bytery of West Jersey from 1901 to 1920. He was a member of 
the Phi Beta Kappa Society. 

He was twice married: (i) September 8, 1851, in Ligonier, 
Pa., to Elizabeth A. Miller, who died February 24, 1855; (2) 
June 4, 1856 in Vernon, N.Y., to Mary A. Pardee, who died 
May 30, 1907. One son and three daughters survive him. 

JOHN HENRY CARPENTER, PH.D., D.D., 

Son of John and Laura (Newman) Carpenter, was born Au- 
gust 25, 1836, in Troy, N.Y. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Presbyterian church of Portage City, Wis., at the 
age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Portage City Classical Institute. He graduated from Carroll 
College, Wisconsin, in 1858. Entering the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in the fall of the same year, he remained two years. He took 
the third year of his theological course in McCormick Seminary, 
from which he graduated in 1861. He then spent part of the fol- 
lowing year as a graduate student in Princeton Seminary. He 
was licensed May 10, i860, by the Presbytery of Winnebago, 
and ordained June 27, 1862, by the same Presbytery. lie was 
stated supply of the church at Horicon, Wis., from April 1862 
to September 1865. During this term he served the United 
States Christian Commission in the winter of 1864-65. After 
this he was stated supply of the following churches: Bryan, 
Ohio, from September 1865 to June 1867 ; La Crescent, Browns- 
ville and Hokabi, Minn., from June 1867 to February 1870, and 
of the church at Marengo, 111., from February 1870 until in- 
stalled its pastor June 6, 1871. This relation was dissolved April 
II, 1874. He was stated supply of the churches of Lanesboro 
and Richland, Minn., from April i, 1874, to August i, 1877; of 



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the church at Hokah from August 1877, to June 1881 ; of the 
church at Paw Paw, 111., from September i, 1 881, to September 
I, 1884; of the church at Spirit Lake, la., from September i, 
1884, to June I, 1888; of the church at Shelby, la., from June 
I, 1888, until installed its pastor in June 1889, being released 
from this charge June 27, 1895. He was stated supply of the 
church of Clifton Heights, Des Moines, la., from 1895 to 1897; 
pastor of the Union Church, O'Leary, la., from September 28, 
1898, to April 23, 1902; stated supply of the church at Adair, 
la., from 1902 to 1905, and stated supply of the church at 
Marne, la., from 1905 to 1907. After this he resided in Lincoln, 
Nebr., until his death there, October i, 1925, as a result of a 
stroke of paralysis, in the 90th year of his age. He was buried 
in the Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Nebr. He received the degree 
of Ph.D. from the University of Omaha in 1891, and the honor- 
ary degree of D.D. from the same University in 1894. 

He was married November 22, 1862, in Ploricon, Wis., to 
Harriet Amanda Nicholson, who with two sons and one daugh- 
ter survives him. 

JOHN STEVENS STEWART, D.D., 

Son of Ardcmus and Eliza (Dillion) Stewart, was born April 
I, 1835, in Jenkintown, Pa. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Presbyterian church of Abington, Pa., at the age 
of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Ten- 
nant School of Hartsville, Pa., and he graduated from Prince- 
ton University in 1856. After his graduation he engaged in 
teaching at Summit Point, Va., from 1856 to 1858, and was 
tutor of Rhetoric in Princeton University from i860 to 1861. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1858, taking the full 
three years' course there and graduating in 1861. He was li- 
censed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia Second, April 18, 
i860, and ordained by the Presbytery of West Jersey, February 



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II, 1862, being at the same time installed pastor of the church 
at Greenwich, N. J., from which he was released February 15, 
1870. His only other pastorate was that of the church at Towan- 
da, Pa., from March 8, 1870, to September 20, 1910, a period of 
forty years. He continued his residence in Towanda until his 
death there, April i, 1926, at the exact completion of his 91st 
year. He was buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery of Towanda. He 
received the honorary degree of D.D. from Hamilton College in 
1875. He represented the Presbytery of Lackawanna a number 
of times in the Synod and the General Assembly. He was the 
first class-day poet of Princeton College at his graduation in 
1856. For many years he was a staff correspondent of The 
Presbyterian. 

He was married May i, 1862, in Shippensburg, Pa., to Anna 
M. ElHes, who died August 16, 1916. One son and two daugh- 
ters survive him. 

JOHN RULE, 

Son of John C. and Helena (Voorhees) Rule, was born Sep- 
tember 18, 1837, in Middlesex County, N.J. He made a pul^lic 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Perryville, 
Ky., at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in Lexington, Ky., under Abraham S. Drake, and he graduated 
from Centre College, Ky., in 1861. He took the first year of his 
theological course in the Danville Theological Seminary, 1861- 
62. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1862, completing 
his theological course there and graduating in 1864. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of West Lexington April 17, 1863, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Louisville September 4, 1869. 
He was stated supply of the church at Goshen, Ky., from Jan- 
uary 15, 1865, to April 30, 1866; stated supply of the churches 
at Millersburg and Carlisle, Ky., from May 6, 1866, to January 
26, 1868, and stated sup])ly of the church at Goshen, Ky., from 



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June 7, 1868, until installed its pastor, September 4, 1869, 
being released from this charge December 20, 1881. He was 
stated supply of the church at Westport, Ky., from Decem- 
ber 1881 to August 1885, and of the church at Lagrange, Ky., 
from July 1882 to November 1883. After this he resided in 
Goshen, Ky., until 1919. During this time he engaged in work as 
domestic missionary and organized the West Goshen Chapel, 
later the Rule Memorial Cliurch. He then resided for a time in 
Monmouth, 111. Returning to Goshen, Ky., he died there, No- 
vember 26, 1925, of bronchial pneumonia, in the 89th year of 
his age. He was buried in the Brownsboro Cemetery, Kentucky. 
He was married June 7, 1866, in Goshen, Ky., to Mary Wool- 
folk, who with four sons survives him. 

JOHN JAMES THOMPSON, 

Son of John James and Frances (Wilkins) Thompson, was born 
August 31, 1836, near Goshen, N.Y. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Goshen at the 
age of twenty-five. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Fairdiild's Boarding School of Flushing, Long Island, and he 
graduated from Princeton University in 1855. He then engaged 
in the study and practice of law until he entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in February 1862, remaining until 1865. He was li- 
censed by the Presbytery of Hudson in 1864 and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Alton September 13, 1883. He served the follow- 
ing churches as stated supply: Montrose and Cameron, S.D., 
1884-85, and Santa Maria, Calif., 1886. During the following 
year he resided in Princeton, N.J. He was stated supply of the 
diurch at Parma, Mich., 1888-89. He resided in Sioux Falls, 
S.D., 1889-90; resided in Princeton, N.J., doing work as an 
evangelist, 1890-91 ; was stated supply of the church at Bemice, 
Pa., 1891-92, and of the church at Galena, Kans., 1892-93. After 
this he resided in New York City, 1895-96; in Perth Amboy, 



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NJ., 1896-98; in New York City, 1898-1918; in Ballston Spa, 
N.Y., 1918 to 1919; in New York City, 1919-21 ; in the Thorn- 
ton Home, Newburgh, Ind., 1921-22, and in New York City, 
1922-1924. He died June 7, 1925, in the State Hospital at Mid- 
dletown, N.Y., in the 89th year of his age. He was buried in the 
Slate Hills Cemetery, Goshen, N.Y. 

He was married June i, 1864, in Goshen, N.Y., to Miss 
McNally, who died before him. 

WILLIAM OLIVER CAMPBELL, D.D., 

Son of James and Rebecca Bell (David) Campbell, was born No- 
vember 14, 1 841, in Middlesex, Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian dhurch of Butler, Pa., at the age 
of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Wither- 
spoon Institute of Butler, and he graduated from Jefferson 
College in 1862. He then spent a year in the United States Army, 
being Captain of Company K in the 134th Regiment Pennsyl- 
vania Volunteers. He took the first year of his theological course 
in Western Theological Seminary, 1863-64. Entering the Sem- 
inary at Princeton in the latter year, he completed his course 
there, graduating in 1866. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Allegheny April 26, 1865, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Winnebago April 17, 1867. He was stated supply of the church 
of Depere, Wis,, from September 2, 1866, until installed its 
pastor, April 23, 1868, being released from this charge June i, 
1869. He was then compelled to give up work for a year on ac- 
count of a throat trouble. He was pastor of the church at Mo- 
nongahela City, Pa., from November 6, 1870, to July 28, 1885, 
and of the church at Sewickley, Pa., from September 8, 1885, to 
April 13, 1909, when he became pastor emeritus. He continued 
his residence in Sewickley until his death, which occurred Jan- 
uary 8, 1926, in Atlantic City, N.J., in the 85th year of his age. 
He was buried at Sewickley, Pa. He received the honorary de- 



396 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [1926 

gree of D.D. from Wooster University in 1885. He was a mem- 
ber of the Alliance of Presbyterian and Reformed Churches 
vVhich met in Toronto, Canada, in 1892. He served as instructor 
in Homiletics in Western Theological Seminary from 1883 to 
1885, and was a member of the Board of Directors of this Sem- 
inary from 1881 to 1904. He published two pamphlets : Christian 
Theology under the Scientific Forms of this Age, and Christian 
Temperance Treated in a Series of Questions and Answers. 

He was married September 16, 1868, in Glens'haw, Pa., to 
Mary L. Shaw, who with one son and one ilaughter survives him. 

ROBERT JOHN ORR xMOORE, 

Son of Robert and Margaret (Kennedy) Moore, was born April 
I, 1836, in Ballinacannon, Ireland. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the United Presbyterian church of Kilaig, 
Ireland, at the age of twenty-four. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Academy at Coleraine and in the Gowdy's Clas- 
sical School in Aghadowey, Ireland. He also studied medicine in 
Glasgow, from 1858 to i860. He graduated from the University 
of St. Andrews 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 April 2, 1866, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Bailieborough, Ireland, July 2, 1869. He engaged in home mis- 
sionary work in Stalybridge, England, from March to July 1868, 
and in Kells, Ireland, from November iSCSto June 1869. He was 
pastor of the church at Carrickmachlim, Ireland, from July 2, 
1869, to February 6, 1872; pastor of the Third Church of Gar- 
vagh, Ireland, from 1872 to 1881, and of the church at Ringsend, 
Ireland, from July 13, t88i, to November 21, 191 1, when he 
retired from the active ministry. lie died July 4, 1924, in Macos- 
quin, Coleraine, Ireland, of okl age, in his 89th year. He was 
l)urio(l in the Ringsend Presbyterian Church burying ground at 



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Ringsend. He was moderator of the Presbytery of Coleraine in 
1881. 

He was married March 18, 1873, in Craigmore, Garvagh, Ire- 
land, to Margaret Jane McCurdy, who died November 4, il 



LEIGHTON WILSON ECKARD, D.D., 

Son of James Read and Margaret Esther (Bayard) Eckard, was 
born September 23, 1845, in Savannah, Ga. He made a pubUc 
confession of his faith in the Brainerd Presbyterian Church of 
Easton, Pa., at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Emerson Institute of Washington, D.C., and he 
graduated from Lafayette College in 1866. Entering the Sem- 
inary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full 
three years' course there, graduating in 1869. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Philadelphia Second, September 29, 1868, 
and ordained by the same Presbytery June 17, 1869. Having de- 
voted his life to the work of foreign missions, he sailed for 
China in October 1869 and engaged in missionary work at 
Shantung, China, from 1869 to 1874, returning to this country 
in the fall of the latter year. He was pastor of the church at Ab- 
ington, Pa., from May 25, 1875, to August 31, 1891 ; pastor of 
the Brainerd Churdi, Easton, Pa., from October 1891, to Sep- 
tember 1893, and pastor of the Brainerd-Union Church, being a 
union of the Brainerd and Second Churches of Easton, from 
1893 to 1906. He was secretary of the Pennsylvania Bible So- 
ciety from 1906 until 1910, and secretary of the Atlantic 
Agency of the American Bible Society from 1910 until 1918, 
with his residence in Philadelphia, until 1923. He resided in 
Atlantic City, N.J., from 1923 until 1925, when he took up his 
residence in Princeton, N.J. He died in Princeton November 
15, 1925, after a long illness, in the 8i'St year of his age. He was 
buried in Abington, Pa. He received the honorary degree of 
D.D. in 1890 from Lafayette College. He was a commissioner 



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to the General Assembly in 1880, 1887, 1893, and was many 
times moderator of his Presbytery. He wrote A History of the 
Abington Church from 17 14 to 1876. He was a member of the 
Huguenot Society of America, was chaplain of the Georgia 
State Society of the Cincinnati, and trustee of Lafayette College 
from 1897 until his death. 

He was married June 3, 1869, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Eliza- 
beth Abbott Longstreth, who with two sons, one being the Rev. 
James M. L. Eckard, of the class of 1896 of Princeton Seminary, 
and three daughters, survives him. 

HORACE COFFIN STANTON, PH.D., D.D., 

Son of Benjamin and Catherine Philbrook (Coffin) Stanton, 
was born April i, 1849, in Woldborough, N.H. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the First Reformed Church of Sche- 
nectady, N.Y., at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Union School of Schenectady and under the 
private tuition of his father. He graduated from Union College 
in 1867, delivering the valedictory address. He was principal of 
the Union School at McGranville, N.Y., for a short time. He 
studied law and was admitted to the Bar of New York before 
coming to the Seminary. He entered the Seminary at Princeton 
in 1870, taking the full three years' course there and graduating 
in 1873. At his graduation he was awarded the Hebrew scholar- 
ship prize. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Bruns- 
wick February 5, 1873, ^^^ ordained by the Presbytery of 
Albany June 9, 1874. He was stated supply of the church at 
Batchellerville, N.Y., from September 1873 to September 1876; 
of the church at Northville, N.Y., from September 1874 to Sep- 
tember 1875 ; pastor of the Third Church of Albany, N.Y., from 
February 29, 1877, to June 14, 1887 ; stated supply of the Central 
Church of Denver, Colo., from October 1888 to Mardi 1889; 
stated supply of the Bethany Church, Albany, N.Y., from June 



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1889 to January 1890; acting pastor of the Second Church of 
Kansas City, Mao., from June 1891 to April 12, 1899. After this 
the First Church of Oakland, Calif., from October to November 
1890; stated supply of the First Church of Colorado Springs, 
Colo., from 1890 to 1891, and pastor of the First Church of 
Kansas City, Mo., from June 1891 to April 12, 1899. After this 
he resided in Clifton Springs, N.Y., from 1899 to 1910, and in 
Philadelphia, Pa., from 19 10 until his death there, November 
16, 1925, in the 77th year of his age. He was buried in Schenec- 
tady, N.Y. He received the degree of Ph.D. from Boston 
University in 1884, and the degree of S.T.D. from the same 
University in 1902. He received the honorary degree of D.D. 
from Bates College, Maine, in 1897. He was a member of the 
Phi Beta Kappa Society. He was also a member of the British 
Society for Psychical Research. For twelve years he was secre- 
tary of the Presbyterian Ministers Association of Philadelphia. 
He published the Starry Universe, The Christian's Future Em- 
pire, 1909, and Telepathy of the Celestial World, 191 3, as well 
as many articles and pamphlets. He was unmarried. 

RICHARD BOYD WEBSTER, 

Son of Richard and Elizabeth (Cross) Webster, was born 
January 2, 1846, in Mauch Chunk, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Maudi 
Chunk at the age of twelve. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued at home under the direction of his brothers, Charles E. 
Webster and William C. S. Webster, and he graduated from 
Princeton University in 1869. He engaged in business as a civil 
engineer for one year, 1869-70. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the latter year, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1873. He was licensed Sep- 
tember 18, 1872, by the Presbytery of Lehigh, and ordained 
May 2, 1882, by the Presbytery of Lackawanna. He was stated 



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supply of the South \\^ilkes-Barre and Grant Street Chapels, 
W'ilkes-Barre, Pa., from June i, 1873, to July i, 1885; stated 
supply of the South W'ilkes-Barre Chapel from July i, 1885, to 
June 8, 1888, and pastor of the Westminster Church (formerly 
the South Wilkes-Barre Chapel), W'ilkes-Barre, Pa., from June 
26, 1888, to April 20, 1920, when he was made pastor emeritus 
after serving the church for forty-seven years. He died De- 
cemher 17, 1925. in Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., of pneu- 
monia, in the 8oth year of his age. He was unmarried. 

ALEXANDER HENRY, D.D., 

Son of Thomas Charlton and Mary Elizabeth (Jackson) Henry, 
was born December 29, 1850, in Germantown, Pa. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the First Presb}i:erian Church 
of Germantown at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in Rugby Academy, Philadelphia, and Andover 
Academy, Mass., and he graduated from Princeton University 
in 1870. He spent the next year in teaching in Rugby Academy, 
Philadeli)hia, and in travel in Europe. He entered the Seminary 
at Princeton in 1871, taking the full three years' course there 
and graduated in 1874. He was licensed by the Presbyter)^ of 
Philadelphia North, March 26, 1873, and ordained by the Pres- 
bytery of Northumberland, March 3, 1875, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the church at Lycoming, Pa., from 
which he was released January 27, 1887. He was pastor of the 
Hermon Church, Philadelphia, from January 17, 1888, to July 
II, 1905. He was then elected secretary of the Board of Publi- 
cation and continued in this office until 19 19. After this he was 
general representative of the Department of Sunday School 
Missions. He continued his residence in Germantown, Philadel- 
phia, until his death there, July 15, 1925, of pneumonia, in the 
75th year of his age. He was buried in the Laurel Hill Cemetery, 
Philadelphia. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from 



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Coe College in 1905, and also from Temple University, Phila- 
delphia, in 1908. He was one of the three men who organized 
the Philadelphia County Sunday School Association. He was 
general representative of the Sabbath School Department of the 
Board of National Missions from 1924 until his death. He at- 
tended a number of International and World Sunday School 
Conventions. 

He was married May 12, 1875, in Germantown, Pa., to Caro- 
line Rose Bayard, wdio with one son survives him. 

JOSIAH McCLAIN, 

Son of William and Margaret (Crosson) McClain, was born 
October 9, 1843, in Allendale, 111. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Friendsville, 111., at 
the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the Vermillion Institute of Hayesville, Ohio, and he graduated 
from Princeton University in 1871. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1874. He was licensed and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Cairo May 13, 1874. He was 
stated supply of the following churches : Eureka, Nev., from 
June 1874 to November 1876; Carson City, Nev., from Novem- 
ber 1876 until installed its pastor, March 18, 1877, being released 
from this charge April 5, 1880 ; Silver CHfY, Colo., from No- 
vember 1880 to August 1882; Trinidad, Colo., from August 
1882 to October 1883; Carson City, Nev., from October 1883 
to January 1885; Ogden, Utah, from January 1885 to October 
1891 ; Nephi, Utah, from November 1891 to June 1892, and the 
Third Church of Salt Lake City, Utah, from June 1892 to July 
1906. From the latter year until 1914 he was missionary of the 
Synod of Utah. For a time in 191 5 he was stated supply of the 
church at Nephi, Utah. He was at this time honorably retired 
from the active ministry and resided in Salt Lake City from 



402 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [ I926 

191 5 until his death there, October 25, 1925, of old age, in his 
83rd year. He was buried in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake 
City. He was moderator of the Synod of Utah in 191 1, and was 
a trustee of Westminster College, Salt Lake City, from its be- 
ginning until his death. 

He was married December 27, 1876, in Bingham Canyon, 
LTtah, to Rhoda M. Barber, who with two sons and two daugh- 
ters survives him. 

WILLIAM CHRISTIAN ARMSTRONG, PH.D., 

Son of James and Christina (Matthews) Armstrong, was born 
November 30, 1843, in Guelph, Canada. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the United Presbyterian Church of 
Canada at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Grammar School of Guelph, and he graduated 
from Knox College in 1872. He entered the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in the fall of the same year as a middler, graduating in 1876. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 
14, 1875, and ordained by the Presbytery of Chatham, Canada, 
March 8, 1877, being at the same time installed pastor of the 
churches of Florence and Dawn, Ont., from which he was re- 
leased in 1 881. He was pastor of the St. Andrew's, Hillsburgh 
and Bethel churches, with his residence at Price's Corners, 
Canada, from 1881 to 1889; pastor of St. Andrew's, Hawkes- 
ville and Linwood churches, Canada, from 1889 to 1894; pastor 
of the Thessalon group of mission stations from 1894 to 1902; 
stated supply of the Livingston Church, Baden, Ont., from 1904 
to 1909 ; stated supply of the North Easthope and St. Andrew's 
churches, Brockesden, Canada, from 1909 to 191 1, and stated 
supply of the Alton and North Erin churches, Acton, Ont., 
from 191 1 to 1916. He then retired from the active ministry, 
residing in Guelph until his death there, August 22, 1924, in the 
8ist year of his age. He was buried at Gait, Canada. He received 



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the degree of Ph.D. from the IlHnois Wesleyan University in 
1896. 

He was married December 27, 1876, in Guelph, Canada, to 
Margaret Linton, who with two sons and two daughters sur- 
vives him. 

CHARLES SCUDDER BARRETT, D.D., 

Son of the Rev. Dr. Gerrish and Catherine R. (Cooley) Bar- 
rett, was born June 29, 1850, in Springfield, N.Y. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Ewing Presbyterian Church, 
New Jersey, at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Classical Seminary of William S. Cooley 
in Philadelphia, and he graduated from Princeton University in 
1871. He studied in the University of Edinburgh from 1871 to 
1872 and in the University of Berlin from 1872 to 1873 as 
mental science fellow of Princeton University. He took the first 
year of his theological course in the Free Church College of 
Edinburgh, 1873-74. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the 
latter year as a middler, he completed his theological course 
there, graduating in 1876. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of New Brunswick November 2, 1877, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Otsego September 13, 1882. He was stated supply 
of the church at Buel, N.Y., residing in Cheriy Valley, N.Y., 
from December 1879 to January 1883; was pastor of the 
Hampden Church, Baltimore, Md., from February 8, 1883, to 
April 26, 1891. At this time ill health caused him to give up his 
work for two years. From January to May 1893 he was assistant 
pastor of the First Church of Colorado Springs, Colo. He was 
stated supply of the Second Church, Colorado Springs, from 
May 1893 to May 1897; pastor of the church at Waterville, 
N.Y., from October 27, 1897, to October 25, 1902 ; associate 
pastor of the First Church of Baltimore, Md., from February 
until September 1904; stated supply of the Light Street Church, 



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Baltimore, from April to September 1905 ; acting chaplain of 
the Sanitarium of Clifton Springs, N.Y., from January to April 
1906, and stated supply of St. Paul's Church, Laurel Springs, 
N.J., from February 1907 until October 1924. He continued his 
residence in Laurel Springs until his death, May 24, 1925, in 
Atlantic City, N.J., caused by his accidentally falling from a 
window of his hotel. He had been totally blind for ten years 
before his death, which occurred in the 75th year of his age. He 
was buried in the Harleigh Cemetery of Camden, N.J. He re- 
ceived the honorary degree of D.D. from New Windsor Col- 
lege, Maryland, in 191 1. 

He was married March 8, 1905, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Mary 
Melville MacRossie, who with one son survives him. 

LEWIS JAMES ADAMS, 

Son of Lewis James and Jane (Goodlett) Adams, was born 
January 2, 1850, in Madison, Ind. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the First Congregational Church of Hamilton, 
111., at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in Keokuk, Iowa, under Professor W. W. Jameson, and 
in Hamilton, 111., under Professor T. C. Nichols, and he gradu- 
ated from Monmouth College 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 by the 
Presbytery of New Brunswick April 23, 1877, and ordained by 
the Presbytery of Freeport April 29, 1878. He was stated supply 
of the First Church of Galena, III, from December 1877 until 
installed its pastor April 29, 1878, and was released from this 
charge April 15, 1887. He was pastor of the First Church of 
Dennison, Texas, from 1887 to 1894, and pastor of the Calvary 
Churcb, Louisville, Ky., from December 16, 1894, to September 
28, 1897. From 1900 to 1901 he was teacher of History in Oc- 
cidental College. Los Angeles, Calif. He was associate pastor 



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of Immanuel Church, Los Angeles, from 1901 until 1909. After 
this he resided in Los Angeles until his death there, December 
2, 1925, of heart trouble, in the 76th year of his age. He was 
buried at Pomona, Calif. 

He was married July 28, 1910, in Los Angeles, Calif., to 
Mary Layne, who with one adopted daughter survives him. 

RUSSELL CECIL, D.D., 

Son of Russell Howe and Lucy Anne (Phillips) Cecil, was 
born October i, 1853, "^ Monticello, Ky. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the New Providence Presbyterian 
church, Ky., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued under Dr. Hugh Smith at Briar Hill, Ky., and he 
graduated from Princeton University in 1874. During the fol- 
lowing year he engaged in teaching in Boyle County, Ky. En- 
tering the Seminary at Princeton in 1875, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1878. After his graduation he 
spent two months in study in the Free Church College of Edin- 
burgh, Scotland. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Tran- 
sylvania May 9, 1877, and ordained by the Presbytery of West 
Lexington November 13, 1879, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the church at Nicholasville, Ky., from which he was 
released October 20, 1885. He was stated supply of the Central 
Church, Maysville, Ky., from November 1885 until installed its 
pastor May 12, 1886, and was released from this charge in May 
1889. He was pastor of the First Church of Selma, Ala., from 
November 4, 1889, to October 3, 1900, and pastor of the Second 
Church of Richmond, Va., from November 4, 1900, until his 
death, June 15, 1925, in Richmond, after an illness of only two 
days, in the 72nd year of his age. He was buried in the Holly- 
wood Cemetery of Richmond. He received the honorary degree 
of D.D. from the Southwestern Presbyterian University in 1893, 
and from Princeton University in 1895. He was moderator of 



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the Synod of Virginia in 1910 and moderator of the General As- 
sembly of the Presbyterian Church, U.S., in 191 1. He was also 
moderator of the Presbytery of East Hanover in 191 1. He was a 
trustee of the Southwestern Presbyterian University from 1893 
to 1895, and of the Agnes Scott Institute, Decatur, Ga., from 
1895 to 1899. He was president of the directors of Columbia 
Theological Seminary from 1899 to 1900. He was a director of 
Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va. He was chairman 
of the committee of the Southern Presbyterian Church in the 
World's Conference of Faith and Order. He was chairman of 
the Committee of Ministerial Relief of the Presbyterian Church 
(South). He was president of the Alumni Association of 
Princeton Seminary, 1915-16. He was the author of Three Dis- 
courses on Baptism, 1892 ; Education for the Ministry, 1894; In 
Trust with the Gospel, a sermon, 1897; Handbook of Theology, 
1923 ; The Religion of Love, 1924, as well as many pamphlets 
and articles in reviews. 

He was married January 19, 1881, in New York City, to Alma 
Miller, who with three sons and two daughters survives him. 

JACOB W. THOMAS, 

Son of Jesse and Rebeca (Slaybaugh) Thomas, was born May 
22, 1850, in Camden, Ind. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Lutheran Church at the age of twenty-one. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in the Camden High School, and 
he was a student in Wittenberg College, Ohio. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1877, taking the middle year of his 
course there. He pursued his theological studies in the Theo- 
logical Department of Wittenberg College. He was licensed by 
the General Synod of Northern Indiana of the Luthern Church 
October 10, 1876, and ordained by the Evangelical Lutheran 
Synod of Northern Illinois October 21, 1878. He served as 
pastor of the following Lutheran churches: Spencer, Ind., 



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1893-94; Lanark, 111., 1896; Mt. Morris, 111., 1901 ; Readsburg, 
Ohio, 1905 ; Bloomdale, Ohio, 1906-08; Upper Sandusky, Ohio, 
1909-12; Findlay, Ohio, 1913-17, and Lynchburg, Ohio, 1918- 
19. From this time until his death he resided in Camden, Ind., 
where he died, October 24, 1922, of heart trouble, in the 73rd 
year of his age. He was buried in Camden, Ind. 

He was married October 18, 1882, in Mt. Morris, 111., to Alice 
B. Newcomer, who died November 25, 1921. One son survives 
him. 

LUTHER DELORAINE WISHARD, 

Son of Milton Morris and Mary Eleanor (Baker) Wishard, 
was born April 6, 1854, in Danville, Ind. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Knightstown, 
Ind., at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Knightstown Academy. He was a student in Indiana 
University from 1870 to 1871, and a student in Hanover Col- 
lege, Indiana, from 1873 ^o 1875. In the latter year he entered 
Princeton University as a junior, graduating in 1877. He was a 
student in Union Theological Seminary, New York, from 1877 
to 1878, when he entered Princeton Seminary as a middler, re- 
maining until October 1879. From 1877 to 1888 he was college 
secretary of the American International Committee of Young 
Men's Christian Associations and college secretary of the 
World's Committee of Young Men's Christian Associations 
from 1888 to 1892, and foreign secretary of the International 
(American) Committee of Young Men's Christian Associations 
from 1892 to 1899; founder of the Foreward Movement in 
Foreign Missions of Congregational Churches and its secretary 
from 1899 to 1902; founder of the Young People's Missionary 
Movement in 1901 and its chairman from that date until 1903. 
This is now the Missionary Education Movement. He died 
August 6, 1925, in the Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis, Ind., 



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after an intestinal operation, in the 72nd year of his age. He 
was buried in the Crown Hill Cemetery of Indianapolis. He 
published : The Outline of the Work of the College Y.M.C.A., 
1885; The Intercollegiate Y.M.C.A. Movement, 1885; A New 
Programme of Missions, 1895 ; A Student's Challenge to the 
Churches, 1899. He was the founder and first editor of the 
Intercollegian and also of the Foreign Mail. 

He was married July 22, 1884, in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, to Eva 
May Faucher, who with two daughters survives him. 

DAVID McGILL MARSHMAN, 

Son of Daniel and Rachel James (Finney) Marshman, was 
born September i, 1850, near Nashville, Ohio. He made a pub- 
lic confession of his faith in the Bloomfield Presbyterian 
Church near Blooming Grove, Ohio, at the age of eighteen. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in the Ohio Central College 
and the Preparatory Department of Wooster University. He 
graduated from the latter institution in 1881. He took the first 
two years of his theological course in the Western Theological 
Seminary, 1881-83. In the latter year he entered the Seminary 
at Princeton, graduating in 1884. ?Ie was licensed and or- 
dained by the Presbytery of Wooster June 20, 1884. He was 
stated supply of the church at Royalton, Minn., 1884-86, and of 
the church at Shakopee, Minn., from 1886 until installed its 
pastor, May 19, 1887, and was released from this charge May 
13, 1888. After this he was stated supply of the First Church, 
Montpelier, Ohio, from June 1888 until installed its pastor, 
June 19, 1889, being released from this charge April 17, 1895. 
He resided without charge in Montpelier from 1896 to 1898. He 
was pastor of the church at Fall River Mills, Calif., from No- 
vember 10, 1898, to October 5, 1901 ; stated supply of the 
churches at Tehama and Red Bank, Calif., from 1902 until 
1904; stated supply of the church at Richmond, Kans., from 



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1904 to 1905 ; stated supply of the church at Fort Bragg, Calif., 
from 1905 to 1907 and stated supply of the church at Crescent 
City, Calif., from 1907 to 1908. He then resided for a year in 
lone, Calif., and after that in Campbell, Calif., from i9ioto 1913. 
He was stated supply of the church at Tehama, Calif., from 
191 3 to 191 8. He resided after this in San Jose, Calif., until his 
death, August 13, 1925, in the Yosemite National Park, of 
paralysis, in the 75th year of his age. He was buried in the Oak 
Hill Cemetery of San Jose, Calif. 

He was married June 3, 1885, in Marion, Ohio, to Carrie 
Anna Scofield, who died May 21, 1919. Four sons and one 
daughter survive him. 

CHARLES EZRA FISK, PH.D., 

Son of Henry Williams and Mary Jane (Stevenson) Fisk, was 
born November 9, 1863, in Vincennes, Ind. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Hop- 
kinton, Iowa, at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the public school of Hamlet, 111., and under his 
father, and he graduated from Lenox College, Iowa, in 1884. 
After his graduation he engaged in teaching in the public school 
near DeWitt, Iowa. He entered McCormick Theological Sem- 
inary in 1885, remaining one year. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1886, he completed his theological course there, 
graduating in 1888. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Rock 
River August 31, 1887, and ordained by the same Presbytery 
September 19, 1888. He then served as stated supply of a mis- 
sion of the Central Presbyterian Church of Baltimore in Brook- 
lyn, Md., 1888-90; was stated supply of the church at Spirit 
Lake, Iowa, 1890-91 ; was stated supply of the church at Dysart, 
Iowa, 1891-93; stated supply of the church at Hopkinton, Iowa, 
1893-94, and pastor of the church at Alta, Iowa, from June 29, 
1894, to June 30, 1898. During this pastorate he was a lecturer 



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in History in the Biiena Vista College, Iowa, from 1895 to 1897. 
He was stated supply of the churches of Dover, Colfax and 
Hazelrigg, Ind., 1898-99. He was a student in Wabash College 
from 1898 to 1900. He was pastor of the church at Centralia, 
111., from j\Iay 23, 1901, to June 30, 1904. For a year after this 
he engaged in work as an evangelist in Illinois. He was stated 
supply of the church at Viola, 111., from November 1905 until 
installed its pastor, December i, 1908, and was released from 
tliis charge July 7, 1913. He was pastor of the church at Grand 
Ridge, Iowa, from October 8, 1913, to September 13, 1917; 
stated supply of the church at Ne\\i:on, Iowa, from 1918 to 
1919; pastor of the church at Rushville, Iowa, from May 13, 
1920, to February 27, 1923 ; stated supply of the church at 
Frankford, Mo., for a time in 1923, and stated supply of the 
church at Louisiana, Mo., from this time until his death there, 
September 25, 1925, in the 62nd year of his age. He was buried 
at Greencastle, Ind. He received the degree of Ph.D. from Wa- 
bash College in 1901. He was a commissioner to the General 
Assembly in 1898. 

He was- married February 13, 1889, in Greencastle, Ind., to 
Lulu A. Johnson, who survives him. 

FRANK LEONARD FR.\SER, 

Son of James Hugh and Ann ]\IcCreedy (Turnbull) Fraser, 
was born February 5, 1866, in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, 
Canada. He made a public confession of his faith in the St. 
Andrew's Presbyterian Church of Winnipeg, Canada, at the 
age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
high school of Winnipeg and he graduated from Manitoba 
University in 1886. He then spent one year in the study of law. » 
He entered the Theological College of Manitoba, remaining one 
year. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in January 1888, 
completing his theological course there and graduating in 1890. 



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He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick April 22, 
1890, and ordained by the same Presbytery April 23, 1890, He 
was stated supply of the church at Boissevain, Canada, from 
January to April 1891 ; stated Ripply of the church at Caraguet, 
N.B., Canada, from May to October 1891 ; stated supply of the 
church at Hallock, Minn., from May 1892 to May 1894, stated 
supply of the church at Crookston, Minn., from December 1894 
until installed its pastor, April 8, 1896. This relation was dis- 
solved February 1898. He served the church at Marshall, Minn., 
from February 18, 1898, until installed its pastor, November 9, 
1898, being released December 31, 1899 ; pastor of the church at 
Luverne, Minn., from April 12, 1900, to May 15, 1903 ; pastor of 
the church at Los Gatos, Calif., from May 5, 1903, to February 
24, 1908 ; pastor of the church at Blue Earth, Minn,, from 1908 
to 1910; pastor of the church at Kennewick, Wash., from Sep- 
tember 28, 1910, to November 2, 1912; stated supply of the 
church at Cresswell, Oregon, 1913-14; stated supply of Grace 
Church, Albany, Oregon, during part of 1915; pastor of the 
church at Kelso, Wash., from May 4, 1916, to January 29, 1918 ; 
stated supply of the Sunnyside First Church of Kennewick, 
Wash., 1919-21. He continued his residence in Kennewick until 
his death there, April 30, 1925, of cancer, in the 60th year of his 
age. He was buried at Kennewick. 

He was married June 4, 1901, in Caraquet, N.B., Canada, to 
Ethel May Young, who with one son and one daughter survives 
him. 

LOUIS AUGUST LINDEMUTH, 

Son of Louis Henry and Augusta (Muegge) Lindemuth, was 
born October 22, 1863, in Wheeling, W. Va. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran 
Church of Wheeling at the age of fourteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Preparatory Department of West 



412 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [1926 

Virginia University, and he graduated from this University in 
1889. He later took a graduate course in Princeton University, 
receiving the degree of A.M. in 1S92. He entered the Seminary 
at Princeton in 1890, taking the full three years' course there 
and graduating in 1893. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Parkersburg April 13, 1892, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Lackawanna October 31, 1893, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the church at Moosic, Pa., from which he was released 
July 15, 1898. He was pastor of the First Church of Akron, 
Ohio, from October 19, 1898, to April 19, 1904; pastor of the 
church at \Mlloughby, Ohio, from May 12, 1904, to October 18, 
1906, and pastor of the church at Mannington, WWa., from 
1906 to 1909. After this he resided in New Rochelle, X.Y., until 
his death there, March 15, 1925, of pneumonia, in the 62nd 
year of his age. He was buried in the Beechwood Cemetery of 
New Rochelle. 

He was married September 2^, 1893, in Morgantown, W.Va., 
to Mary Casselberry, who with one daughter survives him. 

OSCAR A. GILLINGHAM, 

Son of Smith Price and ]\Iargaret Catherine (Scarborough) 
Gillingham, was born February 3, 1868, in Lahaska, Pa. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church 
of Oxford, Pa., at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the public school and the Preparatory School of 
Lincoln University, from which institution he graduated in 
1 891. 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 Chester May 11, 
1893. and ordained by the Presbyter}^ of New Castle October 
22, 1894, being at the same time installed pastor of the church 
at Port Penn, Del., from which he was released October 4, 1899. 
He then entered the Seminary at Princeton as a graduate stu- 



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dent, remaining one year. He was stated supply of the Drawyers 
Church, Odessa, Del., 189S-1900; stated supply of the church at 
Oberlin, Kans., 1900-04; pastor of the Second Church of 
Johnstown, Pa., from December 22, 1904, to July 6, 1909; pas- 
tor of the church at Darnestown, Md., from 1909 to 192 1, and 
stated supply of the church at Boyds, Md., from 1909 until his 
death, and pastor of the Neelsville Church, Germantown, Md., 
from 1921 until his death. He died March 26, 1926, in Neelsville. 
Md., of apoplexy, in the 59th year of his age. He was buried at 
Oxford, Pa. He was a commissioner of the General Assembly 
in 1925. He was moderator of the Presbytery of Osborne in 
1902 and 1903, and moderator of the Presbytery of Blairsville 
in 1907. 

Pie was married April 29, 1897, in Port Penn, Pa., to Kathar- 
ine Whitby Cleaver, who survive'^ him. 

HUGH SCOTT McMULLAN, 

Son of Hugh and Mary (McCullough) McMullan, was born 
November 27, 1871, in Banbridge, County Down, Ireland. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Scarva Street 
Church of Banbridge at the age of twenty. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Banbridge Academy, and he grad- 
uated from Queen's College, Belfast, in 1892. He took the first 
year of his theological course in New College, Edinburgh, 1892- 
93. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the latter year as a 
middler, he completed his course there, graduating in 1895. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Banbridge May 18, 1896, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Connaught February 7, 1899. He 
was pastor of the church at Hollymount, Ireland, from Feb- 
ruary 7, 1899, until September 4 ,1905, and pastor of the church 
at Wexford, Ireland, from September 7, 1905, until his death, 
January 12, 1925, at Wexford, of heart disease, in the 54th 
year of his age. He was buried in the Crosstown Cemetery of 
Wexford. 



414 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [1926 

He was married September 27, 1905, in London, to Margaret 
Chute, who with three daughters survives him. 

SAMUEL CURRIE, 

Son of WilHam and Mary EHza (Stewart) Currie, was born 
April 19, 1869, in Gorticloughan, Ireland. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Bally watt, 
Ireland, at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued under the Rev. George Jackson, and he graduated from 
Queen's College, Galway, in connection with the Royal Uni- 
versity of Ireland, in 1893. He spent one session as a theological 
student in New College, Edinburgh, 1893-94, and entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in the latter year, remaining one year. He 
completed his theological course in the Assembly's College, 
Belfast, from which he graduated in 1896. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Coleraine, June 5, 1896, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Cavan April 6, 1897, being at the same time in- 
stalled pastor of the church at Clones, Ireland, continuing pas- 
tor of this church until his death, August, 2, 1924, at Clones, of 
angina pectoris, in the 56th year of his age. He was buried in 
the Presbyterian Cemetery of Clones. He was moderator of the 
Synod of Armagh and Monaghan in 1924. 

He was married June 15, 1898, in Galway, Ireland, to Mary 
Kidd Piatt, who with four sons and one daughter survives him. 

WALTER HART SEMPLE, 

Son of Robert A. and Jane (Hart) Semple, was born Decem- 
ber 9, 1868, in Mt. Holly, N.J. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Presbyterian church of Mt. Holly at the age of 
eighteen. He was not a college graduate. He entered the Sem- 
inary at Princeton in 1893, taking the full three years' course 
there, and graduating in 1896. He was licensed by the Presby- 
tery of Monmouth April 14, 1896, and ordained by the same 



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Presbytery June 23, 1896. In 1897 he went as a missionary to 
Zacatecas, Mexico, remaining there until 1900. He was a mis- 
sionary in Qiilpancingo, Mexico, from 1900 to 1902, and in 
Mexico City from 1903 until 1907. He engaged in business in 
Santiago, Cuba, from 1908 until 1909, and in Havana, Cuba, 
from 1909 until 1910. He then moved to New York City, where 
he engaged in business from 1910 until 1916. From 1916 until 
1918 he was church secretary of the Fort Washington Presby- 
terian Church, New York. From 1918 until 1922 he was as- 
sociated as pastor with the Rev. Daniel H. Marling, D.D., and 
later with the Rev. John McNeill, in the Fort Washington 
Church. He was pastor of the church at Manasquan, N.J., from 
March 27, 1923, until his death, August 14, 1925, in Orange, 
N.J., after an operation, in the 57t'h year of his age. He was 
buried at Mt. Holly, N.J. He was moderator of the Presbytery 
of Monmouth at the time of his death. 

He was married October 3, 1899, in Saltillo, Mexico, to 
Margaret Estelle Pease, who with two daughters survives him. 

MARCIUS WILSON KRATZ, 

Son of Jesse and Susanna (Hiesland) Kratz, was born July 26, 
1868, in Hilltown, Pa. He made a public confession of his faith 
in the Presbyterian church of Delaware, Ohio, at the age of 
twenty-two. He graduated from the Bloomsburg State Normal 
School, Pennsylvania, in 1887, ^^d engaged in teaching in the 
public schools of Pennsylvania from 1887 to 1891. He gradu- 
ated from Lafayette College in 1895. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1898. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Lehigh April 19, 1898, and ordained by the 
same Presbytery May 22, 1898. He was stated supply of the 
church at Galesburg, N.D., from May 1898 to December 1899; 
stated supply of the church at Mandan, N.D., from December 



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1899 to May 1901, and stated supply of the church at Hoxie, 
Kans., from April to September 1902. From 1904 to 1905 he 
was registrar of Lafayette College, giving up his work there on 
account of ill health. He engaged in business in Philadelphia, 
Pa., from 1905 to 1908. He engaged in teaching in Miami, Fla., 
from 1913 to 1916. In 1917 he became chief-yeoman in the 
United States Naval Reserve at Key West, Fla., serving imtil 
192 1, when he retired and was granted a homestead at Summer 
Haven, Fla. He resided there and at St. Augustine, Fla., until 
1924. He served in the United Railway Mail Service 1923-24, 
and as clerk in the War Bonus Office, Washington, D.C., from 
1924 to 1925. He died February 7, 1925, in the Naval Hospital 
in Washington, D.C., of arterio-schlerosis, in the 57th year of 
his age. He was buried in the Arlington Cemetery of Washing- 
ton with military honors. He was unmarried. 

SAMUEL CARLETON HAIGHT, 

Son of Stephen Samuel and Mary Anna (Carpenter) Haight, 
was bom March 21, 1871, in Yonkers, N.Y. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the West Farms Presbyterian Church, 
N.Y., at the age of twenty-one. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Friends' Boarding School of Providence, R.L, 
and the Preparatory Year College of the City of New York, and 
he graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1892. 
During the next year he was a student in the Rensselaer Poly- 
technic Institute. He engaged in work as a city surveyor in 
New York City from 1894 to 1897. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1897, remaining one year. He completed his theo- 
logical course in Auburn Seminary from which he graduated in 
1900. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New York April 9, 
1900, and ordained by the Presbytery of Genesee October 23, 
1900, being at the same time installed pastor of the church at 
Oakfield, N.Y., from which he was released April 15, 1902. 



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During the next year he engaged in work as city surveyor in 
New York City. He was tutor of Mathematics in the College of 
the City of New York, 1904-05, and tutor of History in the 
same college from 1905 until his death, March 25, 1926, in 
New York City, after an operation, in the 56th year of his age. 
He was buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery, Westchester 
County, N.Y. 

He was married June 21, 1900, in West Farms, N.Y., to 
Gertrude Bolton, who with two daughters survives him. 

WILLIAM HENRY LONG, 

Son of John Elbert and Helen Augusta (Pierce) Long, was 
born July 15, 1871, in Truxton, N.Y. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the public schools of Ithaca, Mich., and he 
graduated from Alma College in 1898. Entering the Seminary 
at Princeton in the fall of the same year he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1901. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Saginaw May 16,1900, and ordained by the same 
Presbytery May 16, 1901. He was stated supply of the church 
at Elk Rapids, Mich., from 1901 to 1904; stated supply of the 
church at Ludington, Mich., from December 1904 until installed 
its pastor, November 10, 1905, being released from this charge 
September 22, 1909; pastor of the cliuroh of Mt. Pleasant, 
Mich., from April 13, 1910, to December 4, 1912 ; resided during 
the next year in Ithaca, Mich. ; was pastor of the church at 
Brooklyn, Mich., from May 25, 1914, to November 19, 1920; 
pastor of the church at Mason, Mich., 1921-24, and pastor of 
the churches of Deckerville and Bridgehampton, Mich., from 
October 7, 1924, until his death, February 11, 1926, in the 
hospital of Port Huron, Mich., of an abscess tubercular in ori- 
gin, in the 55th year of his age. He was buried at Ithaca, Mich. 
He was married July 10, 1901, in Ithaca, Mich., to Alice 
Iseman, who died December 14, 1902. He was married a second 



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time. His widow with three sons and two daughters survives 
him. 



LYNFORD LARDNER MOORE, M.D., 

Son of John Wilson and Margaret (Gibbon) Moore, was bom 
April 22, 1869, in Charlotte, N.C. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Hopewell, N.C, at the 
age of thirteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in Hope- 
well and he graduated from Davidson College in 1889. He took 
a three years' medical course in the Jefferson Medical College, 
Philadelphia, and engaged in hospital work from 1893 to 1895. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1895, remaining one 
year. He took the second year of his theological course in 
Union Seminary, Richmond, Va., 1904-05. Returning to Prince- 
ton in the latter year, he completed his course in the Seminary 
there, graduating in 1906. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Lexington May 10, 1907, and ordained by the same Presbytery 
July 21, 1907. Before entering the Seminary at Princeton he 
engaged in work as a medical missionary in China from 1897 to 
1904, when ill health compelled him to return to this country. 
He was stated supply of the Bethany Church, Craigsville, Va., 
from 1906 until installed its pastor, July 21, 1907, and was re- 
leased from this charge in 191 1. He was pastor of the church at 
Taylorsville, N.C, from 191 1 until his death, August 11, 1925, 
at Montreat, X.C, from heart trouble, in the 57th year of his 
age. He was buried in the Hopewell Cemetery near Charlotte, 
N.C. He received the degree of A.M. from Princeton University 
in 1906. 

He was married August 26, 1897, in Yokohama, Japan, to 
Mary Buford Torrance, who with one son and one daughter 
survives him. 



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HOWARD DAVID RHEA, 

Son of William Prentice and Elizabeth Ann (Ramage) Rhea, 
was born January 22, 1895, in Bloomington, 111. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church 
of Bloomington at the age of twelve. He graduated from the 
Illinois Wesleyan University in 19 17. He entered the Seminary 
at Princeton in September 19 17, remaining only two months. 
He was secretary of the Y.M.C.A. of Bloomington, 111., from 
1918 to 1919, and engaged in work as an attorney from 1919 
until his death, July 24, 1924, in Bloomington, 111., of Addison's 
disease, in the 30th year of his age. He was buried at Bloom- 
ington. He was unmarried. 



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GRADUATE STUDENTS 

GLENN HOWARD PUTNAM, PH.D., 

Son of Glenn and Letitia (Paulison) Putnam, was bom January 
31, 1853, in Glenn, N.Y. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Keokuk, 
Iowa, at the age of twenty-one. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Preparatory School of Centre College, Kentucky, 
and he graduated from this college in 1878. He was a student in 
the Danville Theological Seminary, 1878-79; in McCormick 
Theological Seminary, 1879-80, and in Union Theological Sem- 
inary, New York, 1880-81, graduating in the latter year. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1881 as a graduate student, 
remaining one year. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Des 
Moines April 28, 1882, and ordained by the same Presbytery 
October 12, 1882. He was pastor of the churches of Allerton 
and Lineville, Iowa, 1882-85; stated supply of the church of 
Trenton, I\Io., 1885-88; stated supply of the church at Seymour, 
Iowa, 1888-89, ^nd stated supply of the church of Centerville, 
Iowa, 1889-92. At this time he became a Unitarian and was 
pastor of the Unitarian church of Carthage, Mo., 1892-95 ; 
pastor of the Unitarian church of Princeton, 111., 1895-99; 
pastor of the Congregational church of Nora, 111., 1899-1903; 
pastor of the Congregational church at Humeston, Iowa, 1903- 
09; pastor of the Congregational church of Blairsburg, Iowa, 
1909-10; pastor of the Congregational church, Mt. Pleasant, 
Iowa, 1910-13, and pastor of the Congregational church of Dix- 
on, 111., 1919-22. He continued his residence in Dixon until his 
death there. May 31, 1925, of paralysis, in the 73rd year of his 
age. He was buried in the Oakwood Mausoleum of Dixon, 111. 



1926 J NECROLOCICAL REPORT 42 1 

He was married November 9, 1886, in Trenton, Mo., to Mary 
Amelia Lewis, who with one son and two daughters survives 
him. 

ROBERT HUNTER, D.D., 

Son of Andrew and Mary (Nicholson) Hunter, was bom De- 
cember I, 1851, in Philadelphia, Pa. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Central High School of Philadelphia, and 
he graduated from Princeton University. The degree of A.B. 
was conferred upon him in 1888 as of the class of 1884. He 
graduated from the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Sem- 
inary of Philadelphia in 1874. He was ordained in May 1874 by 
the Reformed Presbyterian Presbytery of Illinois. He was 
pastor of the Reformed Presbyterian church of Coulterville, 
111., 1874-81. He entered the Seminary at Princeton as a gradu- 
ate student in 1882, remaining one year. He was pastor of the 
Kinsington Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, from Septem- 
ber 13, 1883, to December 31, 1918. From this time until his 
death he was associate secretary of the Board of Ministerial 
Relief and Sustentation. He died July 11, 1925, in Ocean City, 
N.J., of heart disease, in the 74th year of his age. He was buried 
in the West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D. from Washington College, Tennessee, 
in 1888, and the degree of A.M. in course from Princeton Uni- 
versity in 1901. He was a member of the Board of Education. 
He was for many years a regular correspondent of The Presby- 
terian Banner, The Interior and The Presbyterian. 

He was married December 17, 1874, in Philadelphia, Pa., to 
Katharine Scott, who with one daughter survives him. 

HUGH JOSEPH FURNEAUX, 

Son of Hugh Joseph and Alice (Elson) Fumeaux, was born 
April 9, 1849, in St. Johns, Newfoundland. He was a student in 



422 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [1926 

Dalhousie College, Nova Scotia, for three years. He entered the 
Presbyterian College of Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1883, gradu- 
ating in 1886. In the latter year he came to Princeton Seminary 
as a graduate student, remaining one year. He was ordained by 
the Presbytery of New Mexico in April 1888. He was stated 
supply of the church of Las Cruces, N.M., in 1888 and engaged 
in home missionary work in Lordsburg, N.M., in 1889. He 
labored as a home missionary in Clifton, Ariz., 1890-91 ; was 
stated supply of the churches of Junction City and Aztec, N.M., 
1891-92; was a home missionary at La Plata, N.M., 1893-94; 
was stated supply of the churches of Pacific Beach and Point 
Loma, Calif., 1894-97; stated supply of the churches of Somis 
and Saticoy, 1897-98 ; stated supply of the churches of Simi and 
Somis, N.M., 1898-99; stated supply of the churches of San 
Pedro and Wilmington, N.M., 1899-1900, and Sunday School 
missionary, being stationed at Sierra Madre, Calif., from 1900 
to 1909 ; stated supply at Coalinga, Calif., 1909-10 ; stated supply 
of the West Side Church, Oilfields, Calif., 1910-11 ; engaged in 
work as a colporteur at Fresno, Calif., 1912-13; was stated 
supply of the First Church of Sonora, Calif., 1914-17, and 
stated supply of the First Church of Big Oak Flat, Calif., 1917- 
20. At this time he was honorably retired from the active serv- 
ice of the ministry. He resided in Sonora, Calif., until 1923, in 
Columbia, Calif., 1923-24, and in Sonora, 1924-25. He died 
February 8, 1926, in Columbia, Calif., of neuralgia of the 
heart, in the 77th year of his age. He was buried in Columbia, 
Calif. 

He was married June 7, 1876, in St. Johns, Newfoundland, 
to Katherine Cameron, who with one son survives him. 

GERRIT WIELENGA, 

Son of Doume Klares and Johanna Dirkje (van Andel) Wiel- 
enga, was born April 5, 1872. in Amsterdam, Holland. He made 



1926] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 423 

a public confession of his faith in the Reformed Church of Hol- 
land at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Elementary Schools of Amsterdam and in the Secondary 
Schools of Nieuwendijk, Holland, and he graduated from the 
Latin School (Gymnasium) of Kampen, Holland, in 1890. He 
took his theological course in the Seminary of the Reformed 
Church of Holland at Kampen, graduating in 1894. He entered 
the Seminary at Princeton as a graduate student in 1894, re- 
maining one year. He was licensed by a College of Professors 
from the Seminary of Kampen in 1893, and ordained by the 
Classis of Leyden November 25, 1895. He was pastor of the 
Reformed church at Katwijk-aan-den-Rijn, Holland, from 
November 25, 1895, until October 29, 1899; pastor of the Re- 
formed church of Delft, Holland, 1899-1909; pastor of the 
church of Zwolle, Holland, 1909-16, and pastor of the church at 
Rotterdam, from 19 16 until his death there, December 7, 1924, 
of apoplexy, in the 53rd year of his age. He was buried at Rot- 
terdam. He translated from Latin to the Dutch language : The 
Commentary of the Acta Apostolarum by John Calvin ; and The 
Commentary on the Epistle of Paul to the Colossians by H. 
Zanchius. Among his other publications were De Wonderen van 
onsen Zaiigmaker and Paulus' Leven en arbeid. 

He was twice married: (i) November 14, 1895, in Kampen, 
Holland, to Johanna Rutgera Zalsman, and after her death, (2) 
October 1922, in Rotterdam, Holland, to Golina Besselaar, who 
with three sons and one daughter survives him. 

ADOLPHUS KISTLER, D.D., 

Son of Vincent and Katherine (Wiedeman) Kistler, was born 
June 18, 1864, in Schussenried, Wiirttemberg, Germany. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church 
of Murfreesboro, Tenn., at the age of twenty. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Sweetwater College of Tennessee 



424 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [1926 

under Dr. J. L. Bachman. He was a student in the Southwestern 
Presbyterian University at Clarksville, Tenn., from 1886 to 
1890. He entered Union Theological Seminary of Hampden- 
Sidney, Va., in 1890, graduating therefrom in 1892. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of St. Louis (U.S.) May 30, 1892, 
and ordained by the same Presbytery September 28, 1892. He 
engaged in work as an evangelist in Madison, 111., 1892-93, and 
was pastor of the church at Festus, Mo., from March i, 1893, 
to October i, 1898. In the latter year he entered the Seminary at 
Princeton as a graduate student, remaining one year. He was 
pastor of the churches of Brownsburg and New Hope, Pa., 
from May i, 1899, to November 13, 1900; pastor of the church 
at Albany, Texas, from October 1900 to June 1902; pastor of 
the church at Barberton, Ohio, from May 2, 1902, to Septem- 
ber 14, 1904; travelled in Europe, 1904-05; was pastor of the 
church at Cape Girardeau, Mo., 1905-10; pastor of the Central 
Presbyterian Church, Bristol, Tenn., 1910-17, and pastor of the 
First Church of Vincennes, Ind., 1917-25. He died December 
20, 1925, in New York City, of heart trouble, in the 62nd year 
of his age. He was buried at St. Louis, Mo. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D. from King College, Bristol, Tenn., 
in 1913. 

He was married April 29, 1908, in St. Louis, Mo., to Ethel 
P. Farris, who survives him. 

WILLIAM PARKER NEILSON, D.D., 

Son of Robert and Amy (Parker) Neilson, was born April 4, 
1879, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He graduated from the University of 
Alabama in 1901. He was a student in the Kentucky Theological 
Seminary at Louisville from 1902 to 1905. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Tuscaloosa in 1904, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Louisville October 16, 1904. He was pastor of 
the churches of Bloomfield and Big Springs with his residence 



1926] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 425 

at Wakefield, Ky., 1904-05. He served the church at Paris, 
Texas, as pastor-elect from 1905 until installed its pastor in 
1907, and continued in this charge until 1908. He was stated 
supply of the Central Church, Oklahoma City, Okla., 1908-09; 
pastor of Trinity Church, Montgomery, Ala., 1910-14; served 
the Eastminster Church, Kansas City, Mo., as pastor-elect from 
1914 until installed its pastor in 1916, and continued in charge 
of this church until 1919. He continued his residence in Elansas 
City until 1921. He was pastor of the Idlewild Church of Mem- 
phis, Tenn., from May 10, 1921, until his death. May 22, 1925, 
in Memphis, following an operation, in the 47th year of his age. 
He was buried at Paris, Texas. He received the honorary degree 
of D.D. from Anniston College, Alabama, in 1915. 

He was married December 18, 1908, in Paris, Texas, to Nora 
Estelle Fowler, who with one son survives him. 



INDEX 

PAGE 

Adams, iLewis James 404 

Armstrong, William Christian 402 

Barrett, Charles Scudder 403 

BoTSFORD, Alfred Pomeroy 390 

Campbell, William Oliver 395 

Carpenter, John Henry 391 

Cecil, Russell 405 

CuRRiE, Samuel 414 

EcKARD, Leighton Wilson 397 

FisK, Charles Ezra 409 

Eraser, Frank Leonard 410 

FuRNEAUx, Hugh Joseph 421 

Gillingham, Oscar A 412 

Haight, Samuel Carleton 416 

Henry, Alexander 400 

Hunter, Robert 421 

Kistler, Adolphus 423 

Kratz, Marcius Wilson 415 

Lindemuth, Louis August 41 1 

Long, William Henry 417 

McClain, Josiah 401 

McMuLLAN, Hugh Scott 413 

Marshman, David McGill 408 

Moore, (Lynford Lardner 418 

Moore, Robert John Orr 396 

Neilson, William Parker 424 

Putnam, Glenn Howard 420 

Rhea, How^ard David 419 

Rule, John 393 

Semple, V/alter Hart 414 

Smith, Henry Wilson 389 

Stanton, Horace Coffin 398 

Stewart, John Stevens 392 



428 INDEX 

Thomas, Jacx)b W 406 

Thompson, John James 394 

Webster, Richard Boyd 399 

WiELENGA, GeREIT 422 

WisHARD, Luther Deloraine 407 



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FOR THE YEAR 1927-1928 
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Rev. Harvey S. Murdock, D.D., '98, Vice-President. 
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Rev. Pres. Charles A. Richmond, D.D., '88 \ / Additional Members 
Rev. George H. Fickes, '08 [ < of the 

Rev. Burleigh Cruikshank, '18 ) ( Executive Committee 



1927] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 431 

ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 
OF PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 

Princeton, New Jersey, Alay lo, 1927. 

The Association met for luncheon in the Gymnasium of 
Princeton University at 12:30 o'clock with the Rev. W. P. 
Finney, D.D., Class of 1886, in the Chair. 

The blessing was asked by the Rev. John E. Lloyd, D.D., 
Ph.D., Class of 1877. The Association was favored with selec- 
tions by the Seminary Chorus. 

Dr. Finney addressed the Association. 

The Executive Committee recommended to the Alumni Asso- 
ciation that action toward the formation of an Alumni Council 
be postponed. This recommendation was adopted. 

The Executive Committee nominated the following persons 
as officers and members of the Committee for the year 1927-28: 

President — Kerr Duncan Macmillan, D.D., S.T.D., 1897 
Vice-President — Rev. Harvey S. Murdock, 1898 
Treasurer — Rev. Charles R. Erdman, D.D., 1891 
Secretary — Rev. Robert M. Russell, 191 5 

Additional members of the Executive Committee- 
Rev. Charles A. Richmond, D.D., 1888 
Rev. George Herman Fickes, 1908 
Rev. Burleigh Cruikshank, 1918 

These were unanimously elected. 

Dr. Erdman gave a report of the Treasurer which was ac- 
cepted. President Kerr Duncan Macmillan addressed the Asso- 
ciation. 

Letters were read from Ex-President Francis L. Patton, 



432 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [^9^7 

Class of 1865, Rev. E. Morris Wherry, D.D., and Rev. Edward 
H. Griffin, D.D., LL.D., members of the Class of 1867. 

It was moved, seconded and carried that a cable of greeting be 
sent to Ex-President Patton. 

President J. Ross Stevenson addressed the Association, and 
members of the Association stood in silence in respect to the 
memory of Rev. John D. Davis, D.D., Class of 1883, and Rev. 
Wm. B. Jennings, D.D., Class of 1883, led in prayer. 

The Association was again favored by a selection by the 
Seminary Chorus. A vote of thanks was extended to the Chorus 
by the Association. 

Dr. Robert E. Speer, Class of 1893, addressed the Association. 

The benediction was pronounced by Rev. Robert H. McCart- 
ney, D.D., Class of 1907. 

ROBERT M. RUSSELL, 

Secretary 



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433 



ABSTRACT OF THE REPORT 

The Report for the year ending March 31, 1927, contains 
notices of one director, Rev. George F. Greene, D.D., '85, one 
professor, Rev. John D. Davis, Ph.D., D.D., LL.D., '83, and 
fifty-seven other alumni and former students. Eight of these 
died in previous years ; but the fact of their death did not come 
to the attention of the Editor in time for an earlier Report. 

The oldest was the Rev. Alfred Bagby, D.D., '53, who died 
at the age of ninety-seven years and five months. One other had 
passed his ninetieth year, fourteen their eightieth year, and 
thirteen their seventieth year. The youngest died at the age of 
twenty-two years and ten months. The average age of the fifty- 
nine was sixty-eight years. The average confessional age was 
sixteen years. 

The Report contains the following names : 

DIRECTOR 



CLASS 








died 


1885. 


George Francis Greene, D.D. 

PROFESSOR 


Nov. 


19, 


1926 


1883. 


John D. Davis, Ph.D., D.D., LL.D. 
ALUMNI 


June 


21, 


1926 


1853. 


Alfred Bagby, D.D. 


Nov. 


14, 


1925 


1855. 


Ezra F. Mundy 


July 


18, 


1926 


i860. 


Joseph Harrison Barnard, D.D. 


April 


25, 


1926 


1862. 


Edward Hasley Sayre 


April 


8, 


1926 


1864. 


Thomas Scott Johnson, D.D. 


Feb. 


II, 


1927 


1865. 


William Adams Ferguson, D.D. 


April 


9, 


1926 


1866. 


William Cutter Condit, D.D. 


Oct. 


7, 


1926 


1867. 


Richard Gary Morse, D.D. 


Dec. 


25, 


1926 


1869. 


George Frederick Ziegler 


April 


25, 


1926 


1870. 


Silas Parsons Cook 


May 


15, 


1926 


187I. 


James Gibson Lowrie, D.D. 


March 26, 


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1873. 


Edward McKee 


Nov. : 


21, 


1925 



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I 



John Ellsworth Peters, Sc.D. Aug. 14, 1926 

AsHER Brown Temple, D.D. Sept. 8, 1926 

1874. Robert Barbour March 30, 1926 

1875. Achilles Lysander Loder June 13, 1926 

1876. George Colborxe Heine, LL.D. Nov. 24, 1926 
David Jamison Dec. 14, 1926 

1877. William Harry McMeen April 17, 1926 
1879. Wlluam Eugene Kimball, D.D. July 14, 1926 
1S81. Adolos Allen Jan. 25, 1927 

Thomas Verner Moore, D.D. May 22, 1926 

Daniel Williams, D.D. May 4, 1926 

1882. Samuel Isett Woodbridge, D.D. June 23, 1926 

1883. William Fishell Gowdy June 15, 1926 

1886. Charles Irvin Junkin Jan. 19, 1927 

1887. Hfjiman Christian Fox, D.D. Feb. 18, 1927 
Isaiah Potter Hayes April 10, 1926 
Edgar Francis Johnston, D.D. Aug. 15, 1926 
William Long Moore Dec. 15, 1926 
Benjamin Franklin Parliman July 22, 1925 

1888. James Kirkpatrick June 23, 1926 
Elmer Ellsworth Reed, D.D., LL.D. Aug. 14, 1926 

1889. William Young Chapman, D.D. Oct. 26, 1926 
Burgess Dyer Holter April 30, 1926 
William Charles Stinson, D.D. Feb. 14, 1927 
Henry Alexander White, D.D., LL.D. Oct. 10, 1926 
Samuel Edward Young, D.D. March 28, 1927 

1890. Ch.a.rles Ellsworth McGinness, Ph.D. March 30, 1927 

1891. Stuart McAlpine Campbell, D.D. Dec. 30, 192^ 
Wilber Clayton Mickey, D.D. Jan. 30, 1927 

1895. Vernon Clvde Byers Nov. 12, 1926 

William Levi Walker July 12, 1926 

1897. George Louis Guichard Oct. 25, 1926 

1898. Ray Harrison Carter Dec. 26, 1926 

1899. John Thomas Scott, Ph.D. June 2, 1926 
1902. Fred Alonzo Crandall Oct. 28, 1922 
1910. Morris Samuel Jones Nov. 28, 1926 
1916. Alexander Clifford McMullen March 11, 1927 
1918. Matthew Peden Craig Sept. 26, 1925 
1923. Jason G. Purdy May 14, 1926 
1927. George Rutan Thompson Sept. 23, 1926 



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GRADUATE STUDENTS 

1885-1886. Thomas McCall Lowry, D.D. Feb. 2, 1927 

1888-1889. John Bernard McLoy Feb. 2, 1922 

1917-1918. Nathaniel Nelson Calhoun Jan. ji, 1927 

James Charles Hughes Oct. 16, 1926 

1919-1920. Peter Yff March 29, 1926 



436 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [^9^7 

DIRECTOR 

GEORGE FRANXIS GREENE, D.D., 

Son of George Washington and Jennie (Ewing) Greene, was 
born June 5, 1858, in North Greenbush, N.Y. He made a pubHc 
confession of his faith in the EvangeHcal Lutheran Church of 
West Sandlake, N.Y., at the age of eleven. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the State Normal School of Albany, 
N.Y., and he graduated from Princeton University in 1882. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, 
he took the full three years' course and graduated in 1885. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Elizabeth April 16, 1884, and 
ordained by the same Presbytery May 4, 1885, being at the 
same time installed pastor of the First Church of Cranford, 
N.J., from which he was released October 14, 1925, after a 
pastorate of forty years. This was his only charge, and he was 
made pastor emeritus. He continued his residence in Cranford 
until his death there November 19, 1926, in the 69th year of 
his age. He was buried in the Patowomut Cemetery of Provi- 
dence, R.I. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from 
Princeton University in 1902. He was a Director of Princeton 
Seminary from 1909 until his death. President of the Board 
of Ministerial Relief from 1918 until his death, having been a 
Director of the same since 1909. For more than fifteen years 
he was a member of the Lecture Staff of the New York City 
Board of Education. He published : The Working Classes and 
Christianity, 1894; The Many Sided Paul, 1901 ; History' of the 
First Presbyterian Church of Cranford, N.J., 1901 ; and Chris- 
tian Science and the Gospel. He also pubHshed many articles 
in periodicals and a number of pamphlets. 

He was married October 7, 1886, at East Greenwich, R.L, to 
Margaret Ladd Greene who, with one son and one daughter, 
survives him. 



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PROFESSOR 

JOHN D. DAVIS, Ph.D., D.D., LL.D., 

Son of Robert and Anne Williams (Shaw) Davis, was born 
March 5, 1854, in Pittsburgh, Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church of Pitts- 
burgh at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued at the Newell Institute of Pittsburgh, and he graduated 
from Princeton University in 1879. He spent the year 1879-80 
as a student in the University of Bonn, Germany, as classical 
fellow, and the following year in general study and travel in 
Europe. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1881 and 
graduated in 1883. He was licensed October 4, 1882, by the 
Presbytery of Pittsburgh. He was instructor of Hebrew in the 
Seminary, 1883-84. He then spent the two following years as 
Hebrew Fellow in the University of Leipsic, Germany. He was 
instructor of Hebrew in Princeton Seminary from 1886 to 1888. 
He was ordained by the Presbytery of Pittsburgh April 26, 
1887. He was Professor of Hebrew and Cognate Languages 
from 1888 to 1892, Professor of Semitic Philology and Old 
Testament History from 1892 to 1900, and Professor of Orien- 
tal and Old Testament Literature from 1900 until his death. He 
died June 21, 1926, in the Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., 
in the 73rd year of his age. He was buried at Princeton, N.J. 
He received the degree of Ph.D. from Princeton University in 
1886, the degree of D.D. from the same university in 1898, and 
the degree of LL.D. from Washington and Jefferson College 
in 1902. He published: Genesis and Semitic Tradition, 1894, 
and a Dictionary of the Bible, 1898. The fourth edition of the 
latter was published in 1924. He wrote many articles and reviews 
of books for the Presbyterian Review, the Presbyterian and 



438 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [19^7 

Reform Review, and the Princeton Theological Review. He 
also wrote articles for the Bible Student and the Biblical World, 
as well as articles for other magazines together with critical 
notes in the Westminster Teacher from 1899 to 1907. 

He was married June 13, 1889, in San Francisco, Calif., to 
Marguerite Scobie who, with two sons and four daughters, 
survives him. 



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ALUMNI 

ALFRED BAGBY, D.D., 

Son of John and Elizabeth (Courtney) Bagby, was born June 
15, 1828, in Stevensville, Va. He made a pubUc confession of 
his faith in the Baptist church of Bruington, Va., at the age of 
fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued at the Stevens- 
ville Academy, and he graduated from Columbian College, 
Washington, D.C., in 1847. After he graduated he spent two 
years in teaching. He entered the Seminary in 1850, leaving in 
the second year of his course because of poor health. He was 
licensed April 6, 1850, by the Bruington Baptist church and 
ordained January 2, 1853, by a Presbytery of Baptist ministers 
at Bruington, Va. He was pastor of the Baptist church of 
Hicksford, Va., from January 18, 1853, to March 21, 1854; 
pastor of the Baptist church of Mt. OHvet, Va., from June 17, 
1854, to October 15, 1855, and pastor of the Baptist church at 
Mattaponi, Va., from 1855 to 1889. He became stated supply of 
the Baptist church at West Point, Va., in May 1870, and was 
installed its pastor December 16, 1874. He continued in charge 
of this church until 1890. From 1890 to 1892 he was principal 
of the Chester Female Institute. His last pastorate was that of 
the Baptist church at Enon, Va., from October 1890, to Decem- 
ber 1901. After this he resided in Swansboro, Va., and then in 
Richmond until his death there November 14, 1925, of old age 
in his 98th year. He was buried in the cemetery of the Matta- 
poni Baptist Church, King and Queen County, Va. He received 
the honorary degree of D.D. from the George Washington 
University in 1895. He published a few sermons. 

He was married May 5, 1853, at Mattaponi Church, Va., to 
Sarah Jane Pollard, who died January 9, 1888, at Stevensville, 
Va. He is survived by five sons. 



440 NECROLOGICAL REPORT ['^9^7 

EZR.\ F. MUNDY, 

Son of Melancthon and Phebe Mundy, was born July 20, 1833, 
in Metuchen, NJ. He made a public confession of his faith in 
the First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen at the age of seven- 
teen. His preparatory studies were pursued at the Rutgers 
College Grammar School and he graduated from Rutgers Col- 
lege in 1852. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of 
the same year, he took the full three years' course and gradu- 
ated in 1855. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Elizabeth- 
town April 18, 1855, and ordained by the Presbytery of Long 
Island (Old School Branch) October 15, 1856. He was pastor 
of the church at Smithtown, Long Island, from October 15, 
1856, to June I, 1861, and stated supply of the church at North 
Salem, N.Y., from 1863 to 1868. He was pastor of the church 
at Post Chester, N.Y., from March 9, 1868, to March 31, 1877; 
engaged in evangelistic work at New Rochelle, NY., from 1877 
to 1881 ; served the church at Pleasantville, N.Y., as stated 
supply in 1879; was pastor of the church at Kingston, N.J., 
from April 19, 1881, to April 13, 1886; stated supply of the 
church at Salida, Colorado, in 1888; stated supply of the church 
at Grand Junction, Colorado, in 1890; stated supply of the 
church at Susquehanna, Pa., in 1891, and resided as an evan- 
gelist in Metuchen, N.J., from 1891 to 1893. He was engaged 
in business as an insurance agent in Everett, Wash., from 1894 
to 1899. He resided in Lawrence, Kan., from 1899 to 1912, and 
in Ambler, Pa., from that time until his death. He died July 18, 
1926, in Ambler in the 94th year of his age. He was buried at 
Metuchen, N.J. He was Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of Con- 
necticut, from 1867 to 1870, and of the Presbytery of West 
Chester from 1870 to 1881. He was a member of the General 
Assembly of 1867, 1874, and 1890. He published: Nicholas 
Mundy and His Descendants, 1907, and Bible Hand Book for 
Study and Devotion, 1924. He was a frequent contributor to 



1927] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 44I 

the religious periodicals. He was elected President of Rutgers 
University Alumni Association in 1926 and was at his death the 
oldest alumnus of Rutgers University as well as Princeton 
Seminary. He came to the graduation and the Alumni luncheon 
here in Princeton in 1926. 

He was married August 31, 1853, i" New Brunswick, N.J., 
to Abbie Ann Coddington, who died July 15, 191 1. One daughter 
survives him. 

JOSEPH HARRISON BARNARD, D.D., 

Son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Hoke) Barnard, was born Feb- 
ruary 9, 1838, in Pleasant View, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian Church of Lower Tusca- 
rora at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
at the Tuscarora Academy and he graduated from Lafayette 
College 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 Hunt- 
ingdon April 14, 1859, and ordained by the same Presbytery 
June 12, i860, being at the same time installed pastor of the 
churches of Birmingham, Tyrone, and Logan's Valley, Pa. He 
was released from these charges December 2'j, i860. After this 
he was pastor of the following churches : Bellefonte, Pa., from 
January 2, 1861, to June 21, 1866; Waukesha, Wis., from Sep- 
tember 1866, to August 1870; Kankakee, 111., from August i, 
1870, to November 30, 1877; Muscatine, Iowa, from December 
I, 1877, to January 8, 1884, and the Second Church of Madison, 
Ind., from 1884 to 1904. After this he continued his residence 
in Madison until his death there April 25, 1926, in the 89th year 
of his age. He preached in the Madison church in the morning 
of the day of his death. He received the honorary degree of D.D. 
from Hanover College, in 1887. At his graduation from Lafay- 
ette College he delivered the Latin Salutatory. 



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He was married June 6, 1861, near Morrisville, Pa., to Martha 
Gray Grubb, who died November 30, 1919. Two sons and two 
daughters survive him. 

EDWARD HASLEY SAYRE, 

Son of Edward and Mary Jackson (Scott) Sayre, was born 
November 21, 1838, in Southampton, N.Y. He made a pubHc 
confession of his faith in the Congregational church of Amherst 
College at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued at the Academy of Southampton, Long Island, and he 
graduated from Amherst College in 1858. After his graduation 
he spent a year in teaching in the Academy at Miller's Place, 
L.I. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1859, taking the 
full three years' course there, and graduating in 1862. He was 
licensed April 10, 1861, by the Presbytery of Long Island, and 
ordained by the same Presbytery July 15, 1862. He sailed for 
India as a missionary and settled in Futtehghur in 1863. He was 
stationed at Futtepore in 1864, remaining there until 1866. He 
was stationed at Etawah from January, 1866, until December, 
1869. Returning to this country he was stated supply of the 
church at Southampton, N.Y., for four months in 1870. After 
this he was stated supply of the following churches : Claremont 
and Ripley, Minn., from September, 1871, to April, 1875; of 
the churches at Eyota and Chester, Minn., from September, 
1871, to April, 1872; Dodge Centre, May, 1872, to April, 1873; 
Stewartville and Washington, May, 1875, to April, 1876; of the 
church at Northwood, Iowa, from June, 1876, to May, 1878; of 
the churches at Wilson's Grove, Caldwell, and Dayton, la., from 
June, 1878, to May, 1880; of the church at Lime Spring, Iowa, 
from June, 1880, to June, 1881 ; of the church at Clarksville, la., 
from April, 1883, to March 1884; of the church at Garden Plain, 
111., from May, 1884, to January 1887 ; of the church at Newton, 
111., from September, 1885, to January, 1887; of the churches 



1927] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 443 

at Brooklyn, Doddsville, and Huntsville, 111., from May, 1887, to 
May, 1888; of the churches at New Salem and Fairmount, 111., 
from July, 1888, to August, 1889; of the churches at Appanoose 
and Pontoosuc, 111., from September, 1889, to May, 1893; of 
the church at West Point, Iowa, from June, 1893, to May, 
1896; of the church at Camp Clark, Neb., from August, 1897, 
to August, 1898; of the church at Castle Rock, Neb., from 1897 
to igoo; of the church at Minatare, Neb., for a time in 1900; of 
the church at Wyncote, Wyo., from 1902 to 1904, and of the 
church at Riverside, Neb., from 1907 to 1908. After this he 
resided in Gering, Neb., until his death there April 8, 1926, of 
pneumonia in the 86th year of his age. He was buried at Gering. 
He was Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of Box Butte from 1913 
to 1921. 

He was married July 17, 1862, in Princeton, N.J., to Mary 
Caroline Hulfish, who died June 11, 192 1. One son and four 
daughters survive him. 

THOMAS SCOTT JOHNSON, D.D., 

Son of the Rev. Baker and Electa Jackson (King) Johnson, 
was bom February 19, 1839, in Greenville, N.Y. He made a pub- 
lic confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of 
Portage City, Wis., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Presbyterial Academy of Newton, 
N.J., and he graduated from Carroll College, Wis., in i860. He 
spent the following year in teaching at the Blair Academy, 
Blairstown, N.J. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the 
fall of 1861, he took the full three years' course there, gradu- 
ating in 1864. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New 
Brunswick, February 3, 1864, and ordained as an evangelist by 
the same Presbytery December 7, 1864. Upon his ordination he 
was appointed chaplain in the United States Army. From June 
to November, 1864, he was connected with the United States 



444 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [19^7 

Christian Commission. He was chaplain of the 127th Regiment 
from November, 1864, to September, 1865, and of the 36th 
Regiment from September, 1865, to December, 1866. He was 
stated supply of the Assembly Church, Beaver Dam, Wis., from 
May, 1867, until installed its pastor May 7, 1872. He was 
released from this charge in 19 17, becoming pastor emeritus. 
He continued his residence in Beaver Dam until his death there 
February 11, 1927, of heart trouble in the 89th year of his age. 
He was buried in the Oakwood Cemetery at Beaver Dam. He 
received the honorary degree of D.D. from Carroll College in 
1913. He was Moderator of the Synod of Wisconsin in 1888. 
He was a correspondent of The Presbyterian from 1868 until 
his death; of the Herald and the Presbyter and The Interior 
for many years after 1900, and of the New York Observer from 
1868 to 1900. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of 
Downer College from 1875 until his death, and President of 
this Board from 1881 to 1895. He was also a Trustee of Carroll 
College. He was chaplain of the 2nd Regiment of the Wisconsin 
National Guard from 1884 to 1893. 

He was married June 5, 1884, in Rochester, Ohio, to Sara 
Elliott, who died April i, 192 1. Two daughters survive him. 

WILLIAM ADAMS FERGUSON, D.D., 

Son of John and Nancy (Adams) Ferguson, was born February 
27, 1838, in Mt. Jackson, Pa. He made a pubHc confession of his 
faith in the Presbyterian church at Mt. Jackson at the age of 
eighteen. He graduated from Jefferson College in 1862. He took 
the first two years of his theological course in the Western 
Theological Seminary, 1862-64. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the latter year as a senior, and graduated 
in 1865. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Beaver in April, 

1864, and ordained by the Presbytery of Nassau October 16, 

1865. He was Pastor of the Church at Wallabout, L.I., N.Y., 



1927] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 445 

from 1865 to 1867; pastor of the first church of Dubuque, 
Iowa, 1867-68 ; Pastor of the church at Waynesburgh, Pa., from 
1869 to 1872 ; pastor of the church at Pitts Grove, N.J. from 
May 20, 1872, to December 6, 1881 ; pastor of the church at 
Marysville, Ohio, from May 11, 1882, to July 20, 1897; pastor 
of the church at Harrison, Ohio, from October 7, 1897, to 
November 18, 1901 ; pastor of the church at Manchester, Ohio, 
from 190 1 to 1904 and pastor of the church at Wilmington, 
Ohio, from December 15, 1904, to December 29, 1908. He vi^as 
stated supply of the churches at Marseilles and Buck Creek, 
Ohio, from 1909 to 1910 ; of the church at LaRue, Ohio, in 
191 1, • of the Lee Street Church, Marion, Ohio, from 1912 to 
1913 ; and again of the church at La Rue from 1914 to 1915. He 
was honorably retired from the active ministry at this time con- 
tinuing his residence in LaRue until 19 18 when he moved to 
Manchester, Ohio, returning to LaRue in 1919. From this time 
until his death he resided in Rushsylvania, Ohio. He died April 
9, 1926, in Rushsylvania, in the 89th year of his age. He was 
buried at Marysville, Ohio. He received the honorary degree of 
D.D. from Oak Hill College, Ohio, in 1900. 

He was married September 5, 1867, in Canonsburg, Pa., to 
Frances Olivia French, who, with one son and one daughter, 
survives him. 

WILLL\M CUTTER CONDIT, D.D., 

Son of John Howel and Louisa (Cutter) Condit, was born Feb- 
ruary 2, 1841, in Murphysville, Ky. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church at Flemingsburg, Ky., 
at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
under the Rev. James P. Hendrick in Flemingsburg, and he 
graduated from Centre College in 1863. He was a student in 
the Danville Theological Seminary from 1863 to 1865. Entering 
the Princeton Seminary in the latter year as a senior, he com- 



446 NECROLOGICAL REPORT ['^9^7 

pleted his Theological course there and graduated in 1866. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Ebenezer, April 29, 1865, and 
ordained by the same Presbytery, November 2, 1866. He was 
stated supply of the church at Catlettsburg, Ky., from June, 
1866, to June, 1867. He was pastor of the church at Ashland, 
Ky., from November 2, 1866, to June 7, 1921, the long period of 
55 years. He was then made pastor emeritus and continued his 
residence in Ashland until his death there, October 7, 1926, of 
heart failure in the 86th year of his age. He was buried at Ash- 
land. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from Centre 
College in 1886. He was Moderator of the Synod of Kentucky 
in 1880 and again in 1913. He was a commissioner to the General 
Assembly in 1871, 1891, and 1901. He was Secretary and Treas- 
urer of the Board of Trustees of the Pikeville Collegiate Insti- 
tute, a member of the Board of Trustees of Centre College, and 
also of Central University, and a director of Danville Theo- 
logical Seminary. 

He was married Alay 14, 1867, near Lexington, Mo., to Kate 
Boyce Beatty, who died January 12, 1922. Three daughters 
survive him. 

RICHARD CARY xMORSE, D.D., LL.D., 

Son of Richard Cary and Sarah Louisa (Davis) Morse, was 
born September 19, 1841, in Greenport, near Hudson, N.Y. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Madison Square 
Presbyterian Church of New York City at the age of sixteen. 
His preparatory studies were pursued in Phillips Academy, 
Andover, Alass., and he graduated from Yale University in 
1862. He spent the next three years as private tutor and in the 
study of the first year course in Theology. He entered the Union 
Theological Seminary, N.Y., in 1865 as a middler, remaining 
one year. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1866, he com- 
pleted his course there, and graduated in 1867. He was licensed 



1927] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 447 

by the Third Presbytery of New York (New School) October 
16, 1866, and ordained an evangelist by the same Presbytery 
December 21, 1868. He was Assistant Editor of the New York 
Observer from October, 1867, to November, 1869; Editor of 
the Association Monthly from December, 1869, to December, 
1871, and General Secretary of the International Committee of 
the Young Men's Christian Association from 1869 to 1915. 
After this he was Consulting General Secretary of this com- 
mittee until his death. He was also Consulting General Secretary 
of the Y.M.C.A. of the U.S. from 191 5 until his death. He died 
December 25, 1926, in Brooklyn, N.Y., of a combination of 
diseases and old age in his 86th year. He was buried in the Green- 
wood Cemetery, Brooklyn. He received the honorary degree of 
LL.D. from Pennsylvania College in 1918, and the honorary 
degree of D.D. from Colgate College in 1920. He published: 
Robert R. McBurney ; a memorial, 1899 5 Polity of Young Men's 
Christian Associations, 1904; Fifty Years of Federation, 1905; 
History of the North American Y.M.C.A., 1913, and My Life 
With Young Men, 1917. He made many trips to Great Britain 
and the Continent and in 1903 and 1907 tours to India, Aus- 
tralia, China, Korea, Japan, the Philippines, and Russia. 

He was married June 21, 1883, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Jane 
Elizabeth Van Cott, who died several years before his death. 

GEORGE FREDERICK ZIEGLER, 

Son of George W. and Maria (Fatzenger) Zeigler, was born 
February 2, 1843, ^^ Greencastle, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Greencastle 
at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
select schools in Greencastle and under the Rev. Edward Emer- 
son, and he graduated from Amherst College in 1866. Entering 
the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took 
the full three years' course and graduated in 1869. He was not 



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licensed or ordained. After his graduation from the Seminary, 
he spent a year in study at the University of Berlin, and a 
second year at the University of Heidelberg. On his return to 
this country, he opened a select school in Greencastle, Pa., 
teaching there from 1872 to 1886. He was a teacher of English 
Literature and French in Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pa., 
from 1888 to 1891. After this he engaged in business for a 
time and then settled as a farmer near Greencastle, Pa., where 
he resided from 1892 until his death there, April 25, 1926, of 
paralysis in the 84th year of his age. He was buried in the Cedar 
Hill Cemetery of Greencastle. He was an elder in the Presby- 
terian Church for forty-seven years, being much of the time 
Clerk of the Session. He was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa 
Society. He served in the Civil War in Company K of the 126th 
Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers from 1861 to 1863. 
He was married June 15, 1899, in Baltimore, Md., to Anna 
Clarkson Robinson, who died December 14, 1912. One son 
survives him. 

SILAS PARSONS COOK, 

Son of Simeon and Patience (Parsons) Cook, was born October 
18, 1845, in Richmond, N.H. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the First Congregational Church of Keene, N.H., at 
the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Keene High School and in the WilHston Seminary of Elast Hamp- 
ton, Mass., and he graduated from Harvard University in 1867. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1867, remaining two 
years. He was ordained by a Congregational Council in Marl- 
borough, N.PL, June 24, 1869, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the Congregational church of Marlborough, N.H. He 
remained pastor of this church until February, 1870. After this 
he served the following Congregational churches : pastor at 
Windsor, Vt., from March 23, 1870, to May 15, 1873; stated 



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supply at Ludlow, Vt., from June 28, 1873, to February 10, 
1877 ; pastor of the Third Church of Chelsea, Mass., from De- 
cember 18, 1879, to March 26, 1889, and pastor of the church 
at Northfield, Mass., from May, 1889, until June, 1894. He 
resided in Northfield, Mass., from 1894 to 1895 and in Keene, 
N.H., from 1895 to 1898. He engaged in missionary work in 
Berkshire County, residing at Pittsfield, Mass., from 1899 to 
1923. He continued his residence in Pittsfield until his death 
there May 15, 1926, of myocarditis in the 8ist year of his age. 
He was buried at Keene, N.H. From November, 1907, until 
July, 1908, he was Acting Secretary of the Massachusetts Home 
Missionary Society. He published articles in the Vermont 
Chronicle, The Berkshire Evangel, and The Congregationalist 
and also comments on the Sunday School lessons in the Pilgrim 
Teacher and the Vermont Chronicle. 

He was married three times: (i) June 26, 1867, in Keene, 
N.H., to Mary CaroHne Foster, who died March 9, 1883; (2) 
August 18, 1885, in Chelsea, Mass., to Anne Caroline MacNeil, 
who died in April, 1894; (3) November 24, 1898, in Sharon, 
Mass., to Adeline Frances Pettee, who died in January, 1900. 
One son, by his second wife, survives him. 

JAMES GIBSON LOW^RIE, D.D., 

Son of the Rev. Dr. John Marshall and Harriet (Dusenberry) 
Lowrie, was born October 28, 1846, in Wellsville, Ohio. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian 
Church at Fort Wayne, Ind., at the age of sixteen. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued in the Fort Wayne High School, and 
he graduated from Princeton University in 1867. He was Super- 
intendent of the Public Schools of Kendallville, Ind., from 
1867 to 1868, and during the summer of 1868 labored as a 
colporteur of the Presbyterian Board of Publication in south- 
ern Ohio. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1868, re- 



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maining two years. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Fort 
Wayne, May 13, 1870, and ordained by the Presbytery of Colo- 
rado, March 17, 1872. He was stated supply of the church of 
Golden, Colo., from January, 1871, to February, 1872; stated 
supply of the church of Central City, Colo., from June, 1872, 
to September, 1873; stated supply of the church of Colorado 
Springs, Colo., from September, 1873, to January, 1876; pastor 
of the church of Mt. Sterling, 111., from 1876, to 1885 ; pastor of 
the church of Elkhart, Ind., from 1885 to 1888; pastor of the 
church of Niles, Mich., from May, 1888, to June, 1904, and 
pastor of the church of Ipava, 111., from 1904 to 191 1. After this 
he resided in Galesburg, 111., until his death there March 26. 
1927, of pneumonia in the 8ist year of his age. He was buried 
at Galesburg. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from 
Knox College, Galesburg, in 1894. He was moderator of the 
Synod of Michigan in 1895. He published "The Joyful Hours 
of Jesus," 19 1 8. He was a director of McCormick Seminary 
from 1895 until his death. 

He was married August 29, 1878, in Galesburg, 111., to Caro- 
line Ferris Gale, who died January 16, 1927. Two sons and one 
daughter survive him. 

EDWARD McKEE, 

Son of James and Ann (McLaughry) McKee, w^as born April 
14, 1843, in Kortright, N.Y. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Assoc. Reformed church of Kortright at the age of 
eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in Andes, Dela- 
ware County, N.Y., and he graduated from Union College in 

1869. He then spent a year as a teacher of the Classics in Stam- 
ford Academy, N.Y. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 

1870, remaining two years. He took the third year of his theo- 
logical course in the Newburgh United Theological Seminary, 
1872-73. He was licensed by the United Presbyterian Presbytery 



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of Delaware, April 30, 1872. He was stated supply of the U.P. 
churches of Winchester and Nortonville, Kan., from July, 1874, 
to September, 1876. During this time he was the principal of a 
school at Winchester, Kan. He was ordained by the U.P. Pres- 
bytery of Chillicothe, April 12, 1877. After ordination he served 
the following U.P. churches: pastor of the Unity and West 
Union Churches of Harshasville, Ohio, from April 12, 1877, to 
December 8, 1885 ; pastor of the church of Marissa, 111., from 
December 31, 1885, to June 28, 1894; during this pastorate he 
was principal of the Marissa Academy from 1887 to 1894; 
stated supply of the church of Newton, Iowa, from 1895 to 
1896, and pastor of the church of Youngstown, Ohio, from 
1896 to 1897. From 1898 to 19 14 he was stated supply of the 
church of Stuttgart, Ark. During this pastorate he was presi- 
dent of the Stuttgart College from 1898 to 1902. He died No- 
vember 21, 1925, in Clarksville, Tenn., in the 82nd year of his 
age. He was buried at Marissa, 111. He received the degree of 
A.M. from Union College in 1874. He was a director of Xenia 
Theological Seminary from 1878 to 1882. 

He was married July 22, 1895, in Newburgh, N.Y., to Vir- 
ginia Conelley, who died January 18, 1921. Two daughters 
.survive him. 

JOHN ELLSWORTH PETERS, Sc.D., 

Son of George Hewlett and ParmeHa Lyon (McMurtry) Peters, 
was born February 8, 1849, in Newark, N.J. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of 
Newark at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued at the Newark Academy, and he graduated from 
Princeton University in 1870. Entering the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three years' 
course there and graduated in 1873. ^^ was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Newark, April 17, 1872, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of West Virginia, June 19, 1873, being at the same 



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time installed pastor of the church of Huntington, W.Va., from 
which he was released in October, 1874. He was stated supply 
of the church of Corfu, N.Y., from November, 1874, to July, 
1876; stated supply of the Second Church of Cedarville, N.J., 
from January, 1877, to October, 1879, ^^'^^ stated supply of the 
church of Asbury Park, N.J., from 1879 to 1882. From 1882 
to 1886 he was a graduate student in Princeton University, re- 
ceiving in the latter year the degree of Sc.D. He was stated 
supply of the church of May's Landing, N.J., from 1886 to 
1889; stated supply of the church at Pleasantville, N.J., from 
1889 to 1890; stated supply of the Elwood church, N.J., from 
1891 to 1892, and stated supply of Grace Church, Camden, N.J., 
from 1893 to 1895. He continued his residence in Camden until 
his death there August 14, 1926, in the 78th year of his age. He 
was buried in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Newark, N.J. He w^as 
a commissioner of the General Assembly, 1882 and 1884. He was 
Fellow in Biology in Princeton University, 1884-85, and in- 
structor in Biology in Princeton University, 1885-86. He wrote 
many articles for the religious press and some in scientific peri- 
odicals and magazines. He was a trustee of the Presbytery of 
West Jersey and a member of the Presbyterian Historical 
Society. 

He was married May 17, 1873, in Princeton, N.J., to Cath- 
erine Saxon Olden, who died September 26, 1922. 

ASHER BROWN TEMPLE, D.D., 

Son of William Howell and Elizabeth Rose (McClellan) Tem- 
ple, was born June 10, 1844, in Titusville, N.J. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Penning- 
ton, N.J., at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the New Jersey Conference Seminary of Penning- 
ton, and he graduated from Princeton University in 1870. En- 
tering the Seminary in the fall of the same year, he took the 



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full three years' course there, graduating in 1873. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, February 5, 1873, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Geneva, April 17, 1873, being 
at the same time installed pastor of the Number Nine Church 
of Seneca, N.Y. He was released from this pastorate March 16, 
1925. This was his only pastorate, lasting 52 years. On resigning 
he was made pastor emeritus and resided in Geneva, N.Y., 
until his death there, September 8, 1926, of paralysis in the 
83rd year of his age. He was buried at Seneca, N.Y, He re- 
ceived the honorary degree of D.D. from Gale University, Wis., 
in 1901. He was a commissioner to the General Assembly 
of 1901. 

He was married May 15, 1873, ^^ Berlin, N.J., to Josephine 
Elizabeth Read, who with two sons and one daughter survives 
him. 

ROBERT BARBOUR, 

Son of William and Elizabeth Cowan (Johnston) Barbour, was 
born March 23, 1850, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Brick Presbyterian Church of 
New York City at the age of sixteen. He studied in private 
schools in New York and graduated from Columbia University 
in 1871, receiving later the degree of A.M. from that university. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1871, he took the full 
three years' course there, graduating in 1874. During a part of 
the following year he was a student in the Free Church College 
of Edinburgh. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New York 
April 7, 1874, and ordained by the Presbytery of Troy, July 8, 
1879. He was pastor of the church of Caldwell, N.Y., from 
July 9, 1879, to December 15, 1886. After this he took up his 
residence in New York City. He was assistant to the pastor of 
the Madison Avenue Church, New York City, from 1894 to 
1898, and assistant pastor of the church of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., 



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in 1899. The year following he was unable to continue in the 
active work of the ministry because of a persistent throat trouble. 
He resided in Montclair, NJ., from 1901 until his death there, 
March 30, 1926, of heart disease in the 77th year of his age. 
He was buried in the Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y. 
He was unmarried. 

ACHILLES LYSANDER LODER, 

Son of Alexander White and Mary Ann (Yeager) Loder, was 
born March 10, 1848, in South Whitehall, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Strouds- 
burg. Pa., at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Williston Seminary of East Hampton, Mass., and 
he graduated from Princeton University in 1872. He entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, remain- 
ing one year. He completed his theological course in Union 
Theological Seminary, New York, from which he graduated in 
1875. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Brooklyn, April 6, 
1875, and ordained by the Presbytery of Lackawanna, May 8, 
1877, being at the same time installed pastor of the church of 
Plains, Pa., from which he was released September 16, 1879. 
After this he served the following churches : stated supply of the 
church of St. Paul, Neb., from 1879 to 1881 ; stated supply of 
the church of Gunnison, Colo., from 1881 to 1883 ; stated supply 
of the church of Sanford, Fla., from 1883 to 1885; pastor of 
the Second Church of Pottsville, Pa., from May 31, 1887, to 
November 11, 1889, and pastor of the First Congregational 
Church of Norwood, Mass., from 1889 to 1894. He spent the 
next three years as an occasional supply of churcnes and in 
literary pursuits. He was pastor of the Congregational church 
of Clarendon Hills, Hyde Park, Mass., from 1897 to 1900, and 
pastor of the North Church of Thetford, Vt., from 1902 to 1905. 
He spent the year 1906-07 in traveling around the world. He 



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was Stated supply of the church of ArHngton, Wash., 1907-08; 
stated supply of Trinity Church, Chihuahua, Mex., 1909-10. 
After this he resided at Philadelphia, Pa., in California, in 
Albany, Ga., in Asheville, N.C., in Boston, Mass., and Cassadaga 
Fla. He died June 13, 1926, in Vicksburg, Mich., in the 79th 
year of his age. He was buried in Morristown, N.J. He was 
unmarried. 

GEORGE COLBORNE HEINE, LL.D., 

Son of Henry and Anne (Blair) Heine, was born June 27, 
1846, in the Studholm Parish, New Brunswick, Canada. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Free Baptist Church 
of Norton Parish, Can., at the age of ten. His preparatory 
studies were pursued at the Millstream Superior School, of the 
Parish of Studholm, and he graduated from the University of 
New Brunswick, Canada, in 1867. He then taught for three 
years in various Superior Schools. From November, 1870, until 
September, 1873, he was a clerk in the Marine Fisheries De- 
partment, Ottawa, Can. He entered the Seminary at Princeton 
in 1873, taking the full three years' course there and graduating 
in 1876. He spent a half year as a graduate student from 1876 
to 1877. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Montreal July 
12, 1876, and ordained by the same presbytery November 17, 
1881. He was assistant to the pastor of St, Andrew's Church, 
Quebec, from November, 1876, to March, 1879. He was a 
student in the University of Edinburgh, Theological Depart- 
ment, and in the United Presbyterian Colleges of Scotland from 
1879 to 1880, and in the Sorbonne, Paris, from t88o to 1881. 
He was pastor of the Chalmers Church, Montreal, from 1881 
to 1909, when he was honorably retired. He resided in West- 
mount, Quebec, Can., from this time until his death there 
November 24, 1926, of heart failure in the 8ist year of his age. 
He was buried at the Mt. Royal Cemetery of Montreal. He 



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received the honorary degree of LL.D. from the University of 
New Brunswick, Can., in 1925. He was many times a com- 
missioner to the General Assembly and was at one time mod- 
erator of the Presbytery of Montreal. He was a delegate to the 
Jubilee of the Evangelical Alliance in London in 1896, and a 
delegate to the Ecumenical Conference on Foreign Missions 
in New York in 1900. He was a member of the Board of French 
Evangelization and of the Pointe-aux-Trembles Schools. 

He was married July 25, 1883, in Ottawa, Can., to Harriet 
Grace Hunter, who died August 14, 1922. 

DAVID JAMISON, 

Son of Archibald and Sarah (Dickey) Jamison, was born No- 
vember 30, 1839, in Baltimore, Md. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Twelfth Presbyterian Church of Baltimore 
at the age of twelve. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the Baltimore City College. He was a student in Princeton Uni- 
versity from 1871 to 1873. He entered the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in 1873, taking the full three years' course there and gradu- 
ating in 1876. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Baltimore 
in 1876, and ordained by the Presbytery of Maryland, April 
30, 1878. He was stated supply of the church of Wetheredville, 
Md., from 1876 until installed its pastor in 1878. He was re- 
leased from this charge in 1886. The name of this church was 
changed in 1900 to the Dickey Memorial. He was pastor of The 
Grove Church, Aberdeen, Md., from 1887 to 1904. After this 
he resided in Aberdeen until 1924 and in Havre de Grace, Md., 
from 1924 until his death near Havre de Grace December 14, 
1926, of neuritis in the 87th year of his age. He was buried in 
the cemetery of the Grove Presbyterian Church at Aberdeen, 
Md. He was honorably retired in 1920 and after retiring he 
conducted services each Sabbath in the Robin Hood Chapel, 
near Havre de Grace. 



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He was married October 17, 1864, in Baltimore, Md., to Mary 
Robinson, who with five sons and two daughters survives him. 

WILLIAM HARRY McMEEN, 

Son of William and Elizabeth (Sharon) McMeen, was born 
June 10, 1854, in Springfield, Ohio. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Spring- 
field at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in Springfield under Professor Isaac Spreecher, and he 
graduated from Wooster College in 1872. From 1872 to 1873 he 
was superintendent of Public Schools of Fredericksburgh, 
Ohio, and from 1873 to 1874 a tutor in Wooster College. He 
entered Union Theological Seminary, New York City, in 1874, 
remaining one year. He came to the Seminary at Princeton in 
1875 and completed his course there, graduating in 1877. He 
was licensed and ordained by the Presbytery of Colorado, May 
9, 1878. He then spent the years 1878 to 1881 in travel on 
account of his health. He was pastor of the church of Milford 
Centre, Ohio, from 1882 to 1884; stated supply of the church 
of Bainbridge, Ga., from 1884 to 1886; professor of mathe- 
matics in Charlotte, N.C., from 1886 to 1891 ; stated supply of 
the First Church of Brunswick, Ga., 1891 to 1892 ; stated sup- 
ply of the First Church of Tampa, Fla., from 1892 to 1893, and 
superintendent of Schools in Tampa, Fla., from 1894 to 1896. 
He again engaged in travel on account of his health. He was 
stated supply of the church of Boston, Ga., from 1901 to 1903 ; 
principal of the Selma Military Institute of Selma, Ala., from 
1904 to 1906, and pastor of Mt. Zion Church, St. Charles, S.C, 
from 1908 to 1909. His health did not permit a long settlement 
in the pastorate and he served various churches in Georgia and 
Maryland for brief periods from 1910 until 1916. He was pastor 
of the church of Churchville, Md., from 1920 to 192 1. After 
this he resided in Street, Chestertown, and Baltimore, Md., 



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until 1924. He then moved to Augusta, Ga., where he died April 
17, 1926, in the 72nd year of his age. He was unmarried. 

WILLIAM EUGENE KIMBALL, D.D., 

Son of Andrew and Sarah Maria (Wadsworth) Kimball, was 
born July 12, 1846, in Frankfort, N.Y. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the South Street Methodist Church of 
Utica, N.Y., at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Cazenovia Seminary of Cazenovia, N.Y., 
and he graduated from Hamilton College in 1876. Entering the 
Seminary of Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took 
the full three years' course there and graduated in 1879. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Utica, April 10, 1878, and 
ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of Omaha, September 
17, 1879. He was stated supply of the churches of Madison, 
Creston, and Humphrey, Neb., from July, 1879, to April, 1883 ; 
pastor of the church of Madison, Neb., from April 18, 1883, to 
September 5, 1896; stated supply of the church of Warnerville, 
Neb., from 1887 to 1893 ; pastor of the church of Geneseo, 111., 
from September 29, 1896, to August 31, 1899; pastor of the 
First Church of Adams, N.Y., from October 11, I9(X), to July 
II, 1910, and pastor of the church of Sawquoit, N.Y., from 
October 6, 1910, to April 10, 1923. At this time he was hon- 
orably retired from the active ministry, and resided in Whites- 
boro, N.Y., until his death there J«4y 14, 1926, of paralysis two 
days after completing his 80th year. He was buried at Whites- 
boro, N.Y. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from the 
North Nebraska College in 1893. He was stated clerk of the 
Presbytery of Niobrara from 1885 to 1896; a commissioner to 
the General Assembly in 1884, 1890, 1896, and 1907; moder- 
ator of the Synod of Nebraska in 1885 ; permanent clerk of the 
St. Lawrence Presbytery in 1898, and moderator of the Pres- 
bytery of Utica in 1920. He published a number of sermons 



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and addresses. He enlisted August 3, 1863, in Company H, 15th 
New York Cavalry and was with Custer's Division of Sher- 
idan's Cavalry from August, 1864, to the close of the Civil War. 
He was chaplain of the Department of Nebraska, G.A.R., from 
1890 to 1891, and chaplain of the Department of New York, 
from 1902 to 1903. He was a trustee of Bellevue college from 
1893 to 1897. 

He was twice married: (i) May 10, 1881, in Storm Lake, 
Iowa, to Celinda Eugenia Brown, who died April 16, 1924; 
(2) September 2, 1925, in Whitesboro, N.Y., to Mrs. Ellen 
(Mason) Harris, who with two sons and two daughters by his 
first wife survives him. 

ADOLOS ALLEN, 

Son of Henry and Elizabeth Ann (Richardson) Allen, was 
born December 12, 1855, in Iowa City, Iowa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the United Presbyterian church of 
Hoboken, N.J., at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Hasbrouck Institute of Jersey City, N.J., 
and he graduated from Williams College in 1878. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the 
full three years' course there and graduated in 1881. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Jersey City in 1880, and ordained 
by the same presbytery June 23, 1881, being at the same time 
installed pastor of the Claremont Church of Jersey City Heights, 
N.J. He was released from this charge April 15, 1884. He was 
pastor of the Third Church of Williamsport, Pa., from Febru- 
ary 12, 1885, to April 14, 1892; co-pastor of the First Church 
of Washington, D.C., from April, 1894, to February, 1896; 
pastor of the church of Reading, Pa., from May 5, 1897, to 
October 23, 1900, and pastor of the Second Church of Cranbury, 
N.J., from November 23, 1900 to June 23, 1914. From 1914 to 
1916 he was chaplain of the Sailors' Home and Institution of 



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New York City. During the later years of his life, he was 
engaged as temporary supply for various churches in New 
Jersey and Pennsylvania. He died January 25, 1927, in the 
hospital of Scranton, Pa., after an operation for appendicitis 
in the 72nd year of his age. He was buried in Williamsport, Pa. 
He was a commissioner to the General Assembly of 1883 and 
1 89 1, He was moderator of the Presbytery of Washington City 
in 1885. He received the degree of M.A. from Williams College 
in 1887. 

He was married October 19, 1882, in Jersey City, N.J., to 
Eloise Hadden, who died January 21, 1903. 

THOMAS VERNER MOORE, D.D., 

Son of Thomas Verner and Matilda Cumming (Gwathmey) 
Moore, was born November 23, 1856, in Richmond, Va. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian 
Church of Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of fifteen. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in the Academic Department 
of the University of Nashville and he graduated from the South- 
western Presbyterian University of Clarksville, Tenn., in 1876. 
After his graduation he spent a year in study in Vanderbilt 
University and a second year in the University of Edinburgh. 
He took two years of his theological course in the University of 
Edinburgh and in the Free Church College of Edinburgh. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1880 as a senior, gradu- 
ating in 1 88 1. The following year he spent in study in the 
University of Berlin and the University of Gottingen. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia Central, February 5, 
1883, and ordained by the Presbytery of Montana, August 3, 

1883. He was stated supply of the First Church of Helena, 
Mont., from April, 1883, until installed its pastor February 10, 

1884, and was released from this charge August 31, 1898. He 
was pastor of the Westminster Church of Omaha, Neb., from 



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October, 1898 to October, 1906. He was Professor of Systematic 
Theology in the San Francisco Theological Seminary from 
October, 1906, until his death, May 22, 1926, in San Jose, Calif., 
suddenly of heart failure in the 70th year of his age. He received 
the honorary degree of D.D. from Bellevue College, Neb., and 
from Knox College, 111., in 1903. He was several times a com- 
missioner to the General Assembly. He was a delegate to the 
Pan-Presbyterian Council in Edinburgh, 1896, and to the Fed- 
eral Council of Churches of Christ in America, 1912. He pub- 
lished History of the First Presbyterian Church of Helena, 
Montana, 1898, and Honoring God with our Substance. 

He was married August 29, 1882, in Edinburgh, Scotland, to 
Mary Jane Wilson, who with one son survives him. 

DANIEL WILLIAMS, D.D., 

Son of the Rev. John Daniel and Mary (Roberts) Williams, 
was born December 11, 185 1, in Manchester Township, Green 
Lake Co., Wis. He made a public confession of his faith in the 
Welsh Calvinistic Methodist church of Foreston, la., at the 
age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Adam Craig's Academy of Lime Springs, la., and he graduated 
from the University of Minnesota in 1878. Entering the Sem- 
inary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full 
three years' course there and graduated in 1881. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Red River, July 14, 1881, and ordained by 
the same presbytery, October 12, 1881. He engaged in work as 
a home missionary in Grand Rapids, Dakota Territory (now 
North Dakota) from 1881 to 1882; he was stated supply of the 
churches of Bathgate, Hamilton, and Glasston, D.T., from 1882 
to 1886; stated supply of the church of Sanborn, la., from 1886 
to 1887; stated supply of the church of Estherville, la., from 
1887 to 1889; stated supply of the churches of Bancroft, Burt, 
and Armstrong, la., from 1889 to 1892, and stated supply of 



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the church of Armstrong, la., from 1892 to 1893. He was Secre- 
tary of the Board of Trustees of Buena Vista College from 
1906 to 1917. He resided in Storm Lake, la., from 1898 to 1917, 
and in Minneapolis, Minn., from 191 7 until his death. He died 
May 4, 1926, in Chicago, 111., suddenly in an ambulance in the 
75th year of his age. He was buried in the Pleasant Hill Ceme- 
tery of Lime Springs, la. He received the honorary degree of 
D.D. from Buena Vista College in 1910. He was a commissioner 
to the General Assembly in 1886. He published, in Welsh, The 
Early History of Proscairon, Wis. He wrote many articles for 
The Presbyterian and the Northwestern Presbyterian. He was 
a trustee of Buena Vista College from 1905 to 1917 and 
librarian of this college library. 

He was married October 10, 1883, in Minneapolis, Minn., to 
Eliza Flora Hodgkin, who died in September, 1917. 

SAMUEL ISETT W^OODBRIDGE, D.D., 

Son of Jahleel and Louisa Caroline (Ligon) Woodbridge, was 
born October 16, 1856, in Henderson, Ky. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Rockville, 
Md., at the age of twenty-three. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Elders Ridge Academy, and he graduated from 
Rutgers University in 1876. He received his degree in 1893. He 
then spent three years in teaching. He took the first year of his 
theological course in Columbia Theological Seminary, 1879-80. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1880, completing his 
course there and graduating in 1882. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Charleston, June 13, 1882, and ordained by the 
same presbytery October 7, 1882. Sailing as a missionary for 
China, he was stationed at Chin-Kiang from 1882 to 1902, and 
at Shanghai from 1902 until his death July 23, 1926, in the 
General Hospital of Shanghai of pneumonia in the 70th year 
of his age. He was buried in the Bubbling Well Cemetery of 



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Shanghai. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from West- 
minster College, Mo., in 1910. He was at one time moderator 
of the Synod of South Carolina. He published : Fifty Years in 
China, A Short History of Chin-Kiang, and China's Only Hope. 
He translated from Chinese into English The Golden Horned 
Dragon King, The Mystery of the White Snake, and The Eight 
Legged Essay. He founded the Chinese Christian Intelligencer, 
in the Chinese language, in 1902, and was its editor until his 
death. 

He was married twice : (i) September 8, 1884, in Yokohama, 
Japan, to Janie Wilson Woodrow, who died January 22, 191 3; 
(2) September 15, 1915, in Shanghai, China, to Dr. Mary Eliza- 
beth Newell, who, with five sons and three daughters, survives 
him. 

WILLIAM FISHELL GOWDY, 

Son of William Fishell and Emily (Manor) Gowdy, was born 
December 4, 1853, in Xenia, Ohio. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Xenia at the age of 
sixteen. He graduated from Wittenberg College in 1880. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, 
remaining two years. He completed his theological course in 
Lane Theological Seminary from which he graduated in 1883. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick April 
II, 1882, and ordained by the Presbytery of Cincinnati June 19, 
1883, being at the same time installed pastor oi the church in 
Batavia, Ohio, from which he was released September 22, 1884. 
After this he served the following churches : stated supply of 
the church in Mt. Carmel, Ohio, in 1884; pastor of the church 
in Ripley, Ohio, from April 15, 1885, to August 31, 1886; pastor 
of the church in New Carlisle, Ohio, from 1887 to 1890; of the 
church in Noblesville, Ind., he was pastor-elect from 1891 to 
1892; stated supply of the church of Madeira, and pastor of 



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the church of Pleasant Ridge, Ohio, from 1893 to 1902; stated 
supply of the Fourth Church of Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1903 
until installed its pastor February 11, 1909, being released 
October 16, 191 1 ; stated supply of the church of Venice, Ohio, 
in 1918, and pastor of the Fourth Church of Cincinnati, Ohio, 
from June 24, 1919, to November 9, 1923. He was then made 
pastor emeritus and resided in Cincinnati until his death there 
June 15, 1926, of paralysis, in the 73rd year of his age. He was 
buried at the Spring Grove Cemetery of Cincinnati. 

He was married in 1883 in Springfield, Ohio, to Kittie Vose, 
who, with one son, survives him. 

CHARLES IRVIN JUNKIN, 

Son of George and Jane Wakeman (De Forest) Junkin, was 
born September 24, 1857, in Philadelphia. Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the West Spruce Street Presbyterian 
Church of Philadelphia at the age of fourteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Philadelphia Classical Institute, 
and he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1877. 
He then spent three years as a law student in his father's office 
and was admitted to the Philadelphia bar in 1880. He practised 
law in Philadelphia for three years. He entered the Seminary 
at Princeton in 1883, taking the full three years' course there 
and graduating in 1886. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Philadelphia June 7, 1886, and ordained an evangelist by the 
same presbytery October 10, 1889. He was pastor of the Grant 
Street Church of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., from November i, 1889, 
to April 16, 1895; chaplain of The Young People's Association 
Home in New York City from May, 1895, to June, 1897 ; pastor 
of the West Side Church of Englewood, N.J., from October 
27, 1898, to October 3, 1905; assistant pastor of the Tenth 
Church, Philadelphia, Pa., from 1906 to 1907; chaplain and 
assistant superintendent of the Presbyterian Hospital, Phila- 



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delphia, from 1907 to 1909. He was honorably retired from the 
active ministry in 191 1. After this he resided in Devon, Pa., 
until 1916, and then in Lexington, Va., until his death there 
January 19, 1927, of pneumonia in the 70th year of his age. He 
was buried in the Woodland Cemetery of Philadelphia. 

He was married January 8, 1901, in Sayre, Pa., to Ruth Esser 
Junkin. One son and one daughter survive him. 

HERMAN CHRISTIAN FOX, D.D., 

Son of Herman and Katherine (Waltz) Fuchs, was born March 
9, i860, in Philadelphia, Pa. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Methodist Church at the age of seventeen. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in the Dickinson Seminary 
of Williamsport, Pa., and he graduated from Muhlenberg Col- 
lege in 1884. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of 
the same year, he took the full three years' course there, gradu- 
ating in 1887. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Philadel- 
phia Central April 12, 1886, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Philadelphia October 13, 1887, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the Clinton Street Emmanuel Church of Philadelphia, 
and was released from this charge October 5, 1891. He was 
stated supply of the Harper Memorial Church of Philadelphia 
from October, 1891, until installed its pastor October 13, 1892, 
being released from this charge September 17, 1899; pastor of 
the First Church of Freehold, N.J., from October i, 1900, to 
March 29, 1906. He served Trinity Church of Tucson, Ariz., as 
pastor elect from February, 1906, to July, 1907; was pastor of 
the church of Greenport, N.Y., from October, 1908, to June, 
1912; pastor of Providence Church of Scranton, Pa., from July 
2, 1912, to June 9, 1919; pastor of the North Church of Denver, 
Colo., from November 14, 1919, to January 11, 1921, and pastor 
of the Holly Beach Church, Wildwood, N.J., from February 
13, 1924, until his death. He died February 18, 1927, in St. 



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Petersburg, Fla., in the 67th year of his age. He was buried in 
the Westminister Cemetery, Philadelphia. He received the hon- 
orary degree of D.D. from Rutherford College, N.C., in 1896. 
He was commissioner to the General Assembly in 1900 and was 
at one time moderator of the Presbytery of Philadelphia. He 
published a number of sermons in local church papers and in the 
Philadelphia papers. He was at one time director of the Pres- 
byterian Ministerial Fund. 

He was twice married: (i) November 24, 1894, in Philadel- 
phia, Pa., to Blanche Kramer, who died May 2, 191 1 ; (2) July 

26, 1920, in Denver, Colo., to Eugenia Smith, who with one 
son and two daughters by his first wife, survives him. 

ISAIAH POTTER HAYES, 

Son of Hiram and Rachel (Hammer) Hayes, was born Novem- 
ber 16, 1855, near Johnstown, Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Church of United Brethren in Christ at the 
age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued at home 
in private study, and he was a student in the Lebanon Valley 
College at Annville, Pa. Before entering the Seminary he en- 
gaged in teaching, study, and preaching. He entered the Sem- 
inary at Princeton in 1884, taking the full three years' course 
there and graduating in 1887. He was licensed by the Allegheny 
Conference of the United Brethren in Christ, Sept. 28, 1880, 
and ordained by the same conference October i, 1883. He was 
pastor of the Seventh Street (Covenant) Presbyterian Church 
of Harrisburg, Pa., from July 5, 1887, to March 2, 1891 ; pastor 
of the church of Wrightsville, Pa., from May 7, 1891 to October 

27, 1902, and pastor of the church of Bloomfield from January 
15, 1903, and of the church of Shermansdale, Pa., from January 
20, 1903, to September 25, 1923. At this time he was honorably 
retired from the active ministry, residing in Westville, N.J., 
until his death there April 10, 1926, of angina pectoris, in the 



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71st year of his age. He was buried in the New Cemetery of 
Allentown, Pa. He was a commissioner to the General Assembly 
in 1901. He published : On the Education of Our Children (John 
Hoff Essay) 1885, and Weekly Notes on Shorter Catechism, for 
the Presbyterian Journal in 1898. 

He was married May i, 1883, in Huntingdon, Pa., to Nina 
Wilson, who, with one son and two daughters, survives him. 

EDGAR FRANCIS JOHNSTON, D.D., 

Son of Francis Robinson and Sarah (Ewing) Johnston, was 
born January 19, 1859, in Milton, Ohio. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Reform Presbyterian Church at the 
age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued at the 
Union Seminary of Poland, Ohio, and he was for three years 
a student in Wooster College. He graduated from Amherst Col- 
lege in 1884. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in the fall 
of the same year, remaining one year. He completed his theo- 
logical course in the Western Theological Seminary from which 
he graduated in 1887. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Mahoning April 28, 1886, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Allegheny July 12, 1887, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the church of Leetsdale, Pa., from which he was released 
April 8, 1890. He was pastor of the church of Phillipsburgh, Pa., 
from October 28, 1890, to July 12, 1892. From 1892 to 1896 he 
was President of the Mary Holmes Seminary of West Point, 
Miss. He engaged in teaching in the Grove City College from 
1896 to 1897. He was a teacher in North Jackson, Ohio, from 
1898 to 1899, and in Wooster, Ohio, from 1899 to 1900. He was 
pastor of the churches of Schellsburgh and Mann's Choice, Pa., 
from 1901 to 1907. He was again President of the Mary Holmes 
Seminary of West Point, Miss., from 1908 to 1926, then becom- 
ing president emeritus. After this he resided in North Jackson, 
Ohio, until his death, August 15, 1926, in the hospital of Youngs- 



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town, Ohio, after an automobile accident in the 68th year of his 
age. He was buried in North Jackson, Ohio. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D. from Grove City College in 1904. 
He was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa society. 

He was married May 25, 1887, in Christiansburg, Va., to 
Adelaide Simpson, who with four sons survives him. 

WILLIAM LONG MOORE, 

Son of Alexander and Sarah Jane (Long) Moore, was bom 
August I, 1864, in Philadelphia, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Killeague United Presbyterian Church 
of Coleraine, Ireland, at the age of seventeen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Academical Institution, Coleraine, 
Ireland, and he graduated from ]\Iagee College, Londonderry, 
Ireland, in 1883. He studied theology in the Assembly College, 
Belfast, Ireland, 1884-85, in Princeton Seminary, 1885-86, and 
again in the As'^embly College, 1886-87, graduating from that 
institution in 1887. He spent the next year as a graduate student 
in Princeton Seminary. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Elizabeth October 5, 1887, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Champlain July 17, 1888. For a time in 1888 he supplied the 
church at Mineville, N.Y. He was a student in the Synod Hall 
of the United Presbyterian Church of Scotland at Edinburgh 
from 1893 to 1894. He engaged in evangelistic work in the 
United Presbyterian Church of Scotland from 1894 to 1898. He 
was pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Frenchtown, N.J., 
from February 13, 1900, to May 2, 1904, and pastor of the Ann 
Carniichael Memorial Church of Philadelphia from May 17, 
1904, until his death December 15, 1926, in Philadelphia of 
myocarditis in the 63rd year of his age. He was buried in 
Frenchtown, N.J. 

He was married May 24, 1904, in Frenchtown, N.J., to Mary 
Forman Warford, who with one daughter survives him. 



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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PARLIMAN, 

Son of Isaac William and Marietta (Coe) Parliman, was born 
June 19, 1855, in Haverstraw, N.Y. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of New 
Brunswick, N.J., at the age of sixteen. From 1872 to 1876 he 
engaged in the printing business, and from 1880 to 1883 he was 
librarian of the Y.M.C.A. in Brooklyn, N.Y. He took the first 
year of his theological course in Union Theological Seminary, 
New York, in 1884-85. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the 
latter year, he completed his course there in 1887. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Brooklyn April 19, 1886, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of North River May 25, 1887, being 
at the same time installed pastor of the church of Salt Point, 
N.Y., from which he was released in 1889. He was stated supply 
of the church of Shelter Island, N.Y., from 1890 to 1895. He 
spent the following year as a graduate student in the Princeton 
Seminary. He was pastor of the First Church of Haverstraw, 
N.Y., from May 24, 1898, to March 10, 1902 ; pastor of the 
church of Mineola, N.Y., from December 29, 1902, to April 
17, 1904, and stated supply of the church of Flushing, N.Y,, 
from 1904 to 1907. He continued his residence in Flushing until 
1909. After that he resided in Montrose, N.Y., until 1914, in 
Chatham, N.J., until 1920, and in Tenafly, N.J., until his death 
there July 22, 1925, suddenly of heart failure in the 71st year 
of his age. He was buried in the Brookside Cemetery of Engle- 
wood, N.J. 

He was married May 31, 1888, in Yonkers, N.Y., to Mary 
Joanetta Brown, who with two sons and two daughters survives 
him. 

JAMES KIRKPATRICK, 

Son of James and Ellen (Moore) Kirkpatrick, was born 
October 18, 1866, in Ballynagashel, Antrim, Ireland. He made a 



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public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian Church of Ire- 
land at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Intermediate School of Ballymoney, Ireland, and he 
graduated from Magee College in 1885. He was a student in the 
Presbyterian Theological Seminary of Belfast from 1885 to 
1886. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the latter year as a 
middler, he remained one year. He was a student in the Phila- 
delphia Divinity School from 1887 to 1890. He was ordained 
a deacon in the Episcopal Church by the Bishop of Pennsyl- 
vania June 12, 1892, and ordained a priest by the same Bishop 
May 20, 1894. He was assistant to the rector of Trinity Church, 
Coatesville, Pa., from 1892 to 1893; rector of St. George's 
Church, West End, Pittsburgh, Pa., from 1894 to 1896; rector 
of Epiphany Church, Louisville, Ky., from 1896 to 1903 ; rector 
of St. Luke's Church, Anchorage, Ky., from 1903 to 1905 ; 
rector of Holy Trinity Church, CoUington, Md., from 1905 to 
191 5, and rector of St. John's Church and the Chapel of the 
Redeemer, Bethesda, Md., from 1916 until his death June 23, 
1926, in Bethesda of cerebral hemorrhage in the 60th year of his 
age. He was buried at Rockville, Md. 

He was married September 4, 1895, in Middleburg, Va., to 
Martha M. Dudley, who with one son and one daughter survives 
him. 

ELMER ELLSWORTH REED, D.D., LL.D., 

Son of Charles and Ann (Canfield) Reed, was born January i, 
1862, in Fairfield, la. He made a public confession of his faith 
in the Presbyterian church of Fairfield at the age of seventeen. 
His preparatory studies were pursued in the Parsons College 
Academy, and he graduated from Parsons College in 1884. He 
took the first year of his theological course in McCormick Theo- 
logical Seminary, 1884-85. He then engaged in farming for a 
year. He entered the Seminary in Princeton in 1886 as a middler, 



1927] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 47I 

remaining one year. He completed his theological course in 
McCormick Seminary, from which he graduated in 1888. He 
was licensed and ordained by the Presbytery of Iowa April 12, 
1888. He was pastor of the church of Kirkville, Iowa, from 
May 25, 1888, to October 6, 1891 ; stated supply of the church 
of Griswold, Iowa, from October, 1891, until installed its pastor 
February 9, 1892, being released from this charge November 
18, 1895, and pastor of the church of Atlantic, la., from Novem- 
ber 18, 1895, to September 5, 1900. He was President of Buena 
Vista College from 1900 to 1906 ; President of Lincoln College 
from 1906 to 191 5, and President of Westminster College, Mo., 
from 191 5 until his death August 14, 1926, in Fulton, Mo., after 
an operation in the 65th year of his age. He was buried at Fair- 
field, la. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from Parsons 
College in 1902, and that of LL.D. from Emporia College in 
1920. He was moderator of the Presbytery of Salt River in 191 8. 
He was married May 29, 1890, in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Mar- 
garet A. Murray, who with two sons and two daughters survives 
him. 

WILLIAM YOUNG CHAPMAN, D.D., 

Son of Bowden and Anna Maria (Clarke) Chapman, was born 
August 21, 1859, in Botsford, New Brunswick, Canada. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Reformed Presby- 
terian church of Shemogue, Canada, at the age of sixteen. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in the Boys' Academy of 
Sackville, Canada, and he graduated from Mount Allison Col- 
lege, Canada, in 1883. After graduating he taught Latin and 
English in the Boys' Academy of Sackville for three years. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of 1886, he took 
the full three years' course there, graduating in 1889. ^^ was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, May 10, 1888, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Lehigh, September 23, 1889, 



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being at the same time installed pastor of the Olivet Church of 
Reading, Pa., from which he was released November 9, 1896. 
He was pastor of the First Church of Franklin, Pa., from De- 
cember 8, 1896, to May 20, 1901 ; pastor of the Lafayette 
Avenue Church of Buffalo, N.Y., from June 4, 1901, to May 27, 
1905, and pastor of the Roseville Avenue Church of Newark, 
N.J., from June 14, 1905, to September i, 1924. He was Presi- 
dent of the Bloomfield Theological Seminary from October, 
1924, until his death. He died October 26, 1926, in the Pres- 
byterian Hospital of Newark, N.J., after a lingering illness in 
the 68th year of his age. He was buried in the Rosedale Ceme- 
tery. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from Mount 
Allison University, Canada, and also from Wooster College in 
1904, and the degree of A.M. from Princeton University in 
1888. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Bloom- 
field Theological Seminary, and a member of the Board of 
Foreign Missions. He was a delegate to the Inter-Church Con- 
ference in New York in 1905. He was a fraternal delegate to 
the Canadian Assembly in 1904, commissioner to the General 
Assembly in 1920, and acting moderator of the Synod of New 
Jersey in 1921, 

He was married July 17, 1889, in Amherst, Nova Scotia, to 
Florence Edith Greenfield, who, with one son, survives him. 

BURGESS DYER HOLTER, 

Son of Daniel and Sarah M. (Neare) Holter, was born June 9, 
1855, in Syracuse, Ohio. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Church of the United Brethren in Christ at the age 
of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued in Carleton 
College and he graduated from Lake Forest College in 1886. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year 
he remained three years but did not graduate. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Newcastle, May 10, 1888, and ordained by 



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the Presbytery of Chester, July 30, 1889, being at the same time 
installed pastor of Calvary Church, Rutledge, Pa., from which 
he was released July 7, 1890. He was pastor of the Olivet 
Church of Moore, Pa., from July 7, 1890, to April 11, 1893; 
pastor of the churches of Harmonsburg and Conneautville, Pa., 
from October 24, 1893, to December 15, 1901 ; he labored as a 
home missionary in Ozone, Tenn., from August, 1902, to June, 
1905 ; was stated supply of the church of Elizabeth, W.Va., 
from 1905 to 1909; pastor of the churches of Barlow and Veto, 
Ohio, from April 23, 1909, to October 18, 191 1 ; pastor of the 
church of Fairview, Pa., from July 18, 1912, and of the church 
of Springfield, Pa., from July 25, 1912, to September 13, 1921, 
and pastor of the churches of Licking and Sligo, Pa., from 
1921 until his death. He died April 30, 1926, in Bethlehem, Pa., 
of septic poisoning in the 71st year of his age. He was buried in 
Licking, Pa. He was a commissioner to the General Assembly 
in 1901. 

He was twice married: (i) September 28, 1890, in Harmons- 
burg, Pa., to Lottie Rackwell, who died May 5, 1904; (2) May 
16, 1905, in Oakmont, Pa., to Anna Lee, who, with one son, 
survives him. 

WILLIAM CHARLES STINSON, D.D., 

Son of William Charles Stinson, was born April 24, 1859, '^^ 
New York City. He made a public confession of his faith in the 
Baptist Church at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Wyoming Institute of Delaware and the 
Louisville Academy, Pa., and he graduated from Bucknell Uni- 
versity in 1886. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall 
of the same year, he took the full three years' course there, 
graduating in 1889. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New 
Brunswick, April 23, 1889, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Monmouth, May 14, 1889, being at the same time installed pastor 



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of the church of Manalapan, NJ., and was released from this 
charge March 5, 1890; pastor of the Congregational church of 
Wauwatosa, Wis., from 1891 to 1892 ; pastor of the Plymouth 
Church of Providence, R.I., from 1892 to 1895 ; pastor of the 
First Presbyterian Church of Chillicothe, Ohio, from October 
4, 1895, to September 12, 1900; pastor of the Bloomingdale 
Reformed Church of New York City from 1900 to 1910; pastor 
of the First Church of Chillicothe, Ohio, from 1913 to 1917; 
pastor of the church of Red Bank, NJ., from November 9, 
19 1 7, to August 26, 1919, and stated supply of the Kirkpatrick 
Memorial Church of Ringoes, N.J., from February, 1922, to 
December, 1924. After this he resided near Ringoes until his 
death. He died February 14, 1927, near Ringoes, N.J., of paraly- 
sis in the 68th year of his age. He was buried in the Pleasant 
Ridge Cemetery near Ringoes. He received the honorary degree 
of D.D. from Wooster College in 1900. During the Spanish- 
American War he was stationed at Tampa, Fla., in charge of 
Red Cross work. He was director of Red Cross activities in 
Camp Dix while pastor at Red Bank, N.J. He was a Trustee 
of Wooster College from 1898 to 1899. 

He was married July 15, 1885, in Ringoes, N.J., to Annie 
M. T. Williamson, who, with one son, survives him. 

HENRY ALEXANDER WHITE, D.D., LL.D., 

Son of WiUiam Orr and Mary McClure (Irwin) White, was 
born April 15, 1861, in Greenbrier County, W.Va. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Salem, Va., at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies were 
pursued at the Second Creek Academy, Greenbrier County, 
W. Va., and he graduated from Washington and Lee College in 
1885. He received the degree of Ph.D. from this institution in 
1887. He took the junior and middle courses in theology in 
Union Theological Seminary, Virginia, in one year, 1887-88. 



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He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1888 as a senior, 
graduating in 1889. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Lex- 
ington in May, 1889, and ordained an evangelist by the same 
presbytery August 30, 1889. He was professor of history in 
Washington and Lee University from 1889 to 1902. He supplied 
the church of Buena Vista, Va., from 1889 to 1890, the church 
of Timber Ridge, Va., from 1890 to 1893, the church of Col- 
lierstown, Va., from 1894 to 1896, and the church of Oxford, 
Va., from 1898 to 1899, and again from 1900 to 1901. He was 
professor of New Testament Literature and Exegesis in Co- 
lumbia Theological Seminary from 1902 until his death. While 
a professor in the Columbia Seminary he supplied the Aiken 
and Woodrow Memorial churches and also supplied pulpits in 
various churches in North Carolina, South Carolina, and 
Georgia. He died October 10, 1926, in Columbia, S.C., in the 
66th year of his age. He was buried in the Hollywood Cemetery 
of Richmond, Va. He received the honorary degree of D.D. 
from the Central University of Kentucky in 1891, and the de- 
gree of LL.D. from Davidson College in North Carolina in 
1909. He was the lecturer on the Stone Foundation of Prince- 
ton Seminary in 1920. Among his publications were the follow- 
ing: The Pentateuch, in the Light of the Ancient Monuments, 
1894; Robert E. Lee and the Southern Confederacy, 1897; 
Grammar School History of the United States, 1904; The Mak- 
ing of South Carolina, 1906 ; Beginners' History of the United 
States, 1906; Life of Stonewall Jackson, 1907, and Southern 
Presbyterian Leaders, 1908. He also wrote many historical 
pamphlets. He was the editor of the Washington and Lee Uni- 
versity Historical Papers. He was a member of the Executive 
Committee of the Scotch-Irish Society in America, of the Vic- 
toria Institute of London, and of the American Historical Asso- 
ciation. 

He was married July 18, 1889, in Richmond, Va., to Fanny 
Beverley Wellford, who survives him. 



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SAMUEL EDWARD YOUNG, D.D., 

Son of James and Rosanna (McAvoy) Young, was born June 
6, i866, in Deep Cut, Ohio. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Fulton, Mo., at the 
age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Public School of High Point, Mo., and in private study, and he 
was a student in Westminster College, Missouri, from 1883 to 
1886. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1886, remaining 
two years. He finished his theological course in Union Theo- 
logical Seminary, New York, from which he graduated in 1889. 
He was licensed and ordained by the Presbytery of New Bruns- 
wick, April 23, 1889. He was pastor of the Westminster Church, 
Asbury Park, N.J., from July 10, 1889, to April 26, 1894; pastor 
of Central Church, Newark, N.J., from May 6, 1894, to Decem- 
ber 21, 1897; pastor of the Second Church, Pittsburgh, Pa., 
from January, 1898, to October, 1908, and pastor of the Bed- 
ford Church, Brooklyn, N.Y., from November 5, 1908, until his 
death. He died March 28, 1927, in Brooklyn of pneumonia in 
the 6ist year of his age. He was buried in the Evergreen Ceme- 
tery of Brooklyn. He received the honorary degree of D.D. 
from Washington and Jefferson College in 1903. He was a com- 
missioner to the General Assembly in 1904 and 1906. He pub- 
lished many sermons and articles in the Seaside Torch and other 
magazines. His sermons were published in full by the Pitts- 
burgh Press each week from 1906 to 1908. He was Vice-Chair- 
man of the committee of the General Assembly that organized 
the Presbyterian Brotherhood of America. He was a member of 
the Evangelistic Committee of the General Assembly, chaplain 
of the Actors' Church Alliance of America, and a member of the 
Vorderasiatische Gesellschaft of Berlin. 

He was married April 19, 1893, in Philadelphia, Pa., to 
Constance Wilburta Paddock, who, with three sons and one 
daughter, survives him. 



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CHARLES ELLSWORTH MacGINNESS, Ph.D., 

Son of John Turner and Margaret (Kiddoo) MacGinness, was 
born September 24, 1864, in Joy, 111. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Peniel, III, at the 
age of thirteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Academy at Aledo, and he graduated from Princeton Uni- 
versity 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 Rock 
River, September 18, 1889, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Troy, April 22, 1890. He was assistant to the pastor of the 
Olivet Church, Lansingburgh, N.Y., from May, 1890, until he 
became its pastor in September, 1891. He was released from 
this charge December 30, 1898. He was pastor of the First 
Church of Whitehall, N.Y., from February 8, 1899, to October 
5, 1913, and pastor of the church of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., from 
1914 until his death, March 30, 1927, in Hoosick Falls of en- 
largement of the heart in the 63rd year of his age. He was buried 
in the Woodlawn Cemetery of Troy, N.Y. He received the de- 
gree of Ph.D. from the University of New York, in 1892. He 
was moderator of the Presbytery of Troy in 1919. 

He was married May 4, 1892, in Lansingburgh, N.Y., to 
Charlotte Lela Judson, who survives him. 

STUART McALPINE CAMPBELL, D.D., 

Son of Thomas and Margaret (McAlpine) Campbell, was born 
July 13, 1859, i^ Picton, Canada. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Knox Presbyterian Church of Gait, Canada, 
at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in Galesburg, 111., under the Rev. Dr. Newton Bateman, and he 
graduated from Knox College in 1888. He took the first year of 
bis theological course in McCormick Theological Seminary, 
1888-89. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the 



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latter year, he completed his course there, graduating in 1891, 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Newark, May 6, 1891, and 
ordained by the same presbytery, May 27, 1891, being at the 
same time installed pastor of the Lyons Farms (Elizabeth 
Avenue) Church of Newark, N.J., from which he was released 
October 3, 1894. He was pastor of the Emerald Avenue Church 
of Chicago from 1894 to 1904; pastor of the Second Church 
of Evanston, 111., from October 30, 1904, to May 20, 1907; 
pastor of the First Church of Galesburg, III, from September 
II, 1907, to December 12, 1921, and pastor of the church of 
Macon, Mo., from May 10, 1922, until his death. He died De- 
cember 30, 1926, in Macon of angina pectoris in the 68th 
year of his age. He was buried in the cemetery of Macon. He 
received the honorary degree of D.D. from Knox College in 
1901. He was moderator of the Synod of IlHnois in 1917, and 
of the Presbytery of Chicago in 1906. He published a number of 
articles in the Interior. He was a trustee of Knox College. 
. , He was married September 10, 1889, in Austin, 111., to 

f/tCL Martha Eunice Kent, who, with thr-ee sons and 6a€ daughter, 
survives him. 

WILBER CLAYTON MICKEY, D.D., 

Son of Robert Bruce and Elizabeth (Moore) Mickey, was bom 
January 3, 1864, in Shelby, Ohio. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Shelby at the age of 
sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the High 
School of Shelby and in the Preparatory Department of 
Wooster University, and he graduated from this university in 
1887. During the year after his graduation he was the Prin- 
cipal of the Butler Academy of Butler, Mo. Entering the Sem- 
inary at Princeton in 1888, he took the full three years' course 
there, graduating in 1891. He was licensed and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Philadelphia North, July 30, 1891, being at the 



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same time installed pastor of the Thompson Memorial Church 
of Brownsburg, Pa., from which he was released April i6, 
1895. He was also during this pastorate pastor of the church 
of New Hope, Pa., from May i, 1893, to April 16, 1895, He was 
pastor of the church of Shickshinny, Pa., from May 16, 1895, 
to August 26, 1902 ; pastor of the Bethany Church of Cleveland, 
Ohio, from 1902 to 1922; stated supply of the Westminster 
Church of Dayton, Ohio, from 1922 to 1923, and stated supply 
of the church of Germantown, Ohio, from 1923 to 1924. He 
continued his residence in Germantown until his death there 
January 30, 1927, of angina pectoris in the 64th year of his age. 
He was buried in Shelby, Ohio. He received the honorary 
degree of D.D. from Wooster University in 1912. In 1890 he 
received on examination the degree of A.M. from Princeton 
University. He was a commissioner to the General Assembly 
of 1901 and moderator of the Presbytery of Cleveland in 1919. 
He was married August 4, 1887, in Germantown, Ohio, to 
Ida May Burtner, who, with two sons, survives him. 

VERNON CLYDE BYERS, 

Son of Joseph H. and Martha J. (Andrews) Byers, was born 
in 1870 at Knobster, Mo. He graduated from the College of 
Emporia in 1892. He was a student in the McCormick Theo- 
logical Seminary from 1892 to 1894. He entered the Seminary 
at Princeton in the latter year as a senior, completing his course 
and graduating in 1895. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Chicago in May, 1894, and ordained by the Presbytery of Lacka- 
wanna October 8, 1895, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the Church of Peckville, Pa., from which he was released 
September 22, 1897. He served the churches of Colfax and 
Homer, 111., as pastor-elect in 1900, and was pastor of the church 
of Colfax, 111., from 1901 to 1902. After this he resided without 
charge in Madison, Wis., until 1905. His name was dropped 



480 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [19^7 

from the Presbytery of St. Louis June 19, 1905. He resided 
after this in Madison, Wis., for some years and then in Denver, 
Colo., until his death, November 12, 1926, in the 57th year of 
his age. 

WILLIAM LE\^I WALKER, 

Son of Henry Jackson and Katie (Berryhill) Walker, was 
born November 25, 1869, in Charlotte, N.C. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Hunters- 
ville, N.C, at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the High School in Huntersville, and he graduated 
from Davidson College in 1892. He took the first year of his 
theological course in Columbia Theological Seminary, 1892-93. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the latter year, he com- 
pleted his course there and graduated in 1895. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Mecklenburg in May, 1895, and ordained 
by the Presbytery of Enoree October 31, 1895. He was pastor of 
the Third Church of Greenville, S.C, from 1895 to 1898, and 
pastor of the church of Piedmont, S.C, from 1898 to 1900, At 
this time he withdrew to the Baptist Church, serving the follow- 
ing Baptist churches: Quitman, Ga., from February 24, 1901, 
to August 10, 1902 ; the Vineville Church of Macon, Ga., from 
October i, 1903, to October i, 1905 ; the First Church of Rome, 
Ga., from August 18, 1913, to December 23, 1917; the First 
Church of Danville, Ky., from January i, 1918, to March i, 
1924, and the First Church of Elyria, Ohio, from March i, 
1924, to May I, 1926. He died July 12, 1926, in Charlotte, N.C, 
of heart trouble in the 57th year of his age. He was buried at 
Charlotte. 

He was married July 29, 1914, in Pontotoc, Miss., to Mrs. 
Clara Bigham McDuffie, who, with one son and two daughters, 
survives him. 



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GEORGE LOUIS GUICHARD, 

Son of John Louis and Melita (Cannan) Guichard, was born 
August II, 1864, in Allegheny City, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Methodist Church at the age of twelve. 
His preparatory studies were pursued in the Preparatory De- 
partment of the Western University of Pennsylvania, and he 
graduated from Franklin College, Ohio, in 1894. He took the 
first year of his theological course in the Western Theological 
Seminary, 1894-95. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the 
latter year, he completed his course there, graduating in 1897. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Allegheny June 9, 1896, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Winona, November 3, 1897, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the church of Utica, 
Minn., from which he was released July 26, 1898. During this 
pastorate he supplied the church of Lewiston, Minn, He was 
stated supply of the church of Grayling, Mich., from 1898 to 
1900; during this time he supplied the church of Pinconning, 
from 1898 until installed its pastor October 11, 1899, ^^^ 
was released from this charge in September, 1900. He was 
stated supply of the church of Decatur, Mich., from September, 
1900, to November, 1901 ; pastor of the church of Gladstone, 
Mich., from May, 1902, to June, 1904; stated supply of the 
church of Sebring, Ohio, from June, 1904, to October, 1905 ; 
stated supply of the church of Roachdale, Ind., from August, 
1906, to June, 1908; pastor of the church of Denver, Ind., from 
1908 to 1910; stated supply of the churches of Cambridge City 
and Hagerstown, Ind., from 191 1 to 1912; pastor of the church 
of Reading, Mich., from April 21, 1913, to April 13, 1915, and 
pastor of the church of Trenton, Mich., from May 13, 191 5, to 
September 19, 1916. After this he resided in Trenton until his 
death. He died October 25, 1926, in Ann Arbor, Mich., of cancer 
in the 63rd year of his age. He was buried in the Ferndale 
Cemetery of Wyandotte, Mich. 



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He was married June 14, 1899, in Pinconning, Mich., to Caro- 
lyn Mae Henderson, who, with two sons and two daughters, 
survives him. 



RAY HARRISON CARTER, 

Son of Woodward and Anna Barbara (Jahrans) Carter, was 
born July 19, 1870, in Philadelphia, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Holland Memorial Church of Phila- 
delphia at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Hamilton School of West Philadelphia, and he 
graduated from Princeton University in 1895. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the 
full three years' course there, graduating in 1898. He was 
Hcensed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia May 11, 1897, and 
ordained by the same presbytery October 16, 1898. He was 
assistant to the pastor of the Walnut Street Church, Philadel- 
phia, from 1899 to 1903. He was pastor of the Falling Spring 
Church of Chambersburg, Pa., from July 2, 1903, to April 11, 
1905. After this he engaged in the work of foreign missions 
and was stationed at Ferozepore, India, from 1905 to 191 1, and 
at Moga, Punjab, India, from 1912, until his death. He spent 
the year 1914-15 on furlough in this country, and also the year 
1922-23. He died December 26, 1926, in Moga, India, of apo- 
plexy in the 57th year of his age. He was buried at Moga. He 
founded the Moga Training School. He was unmarried. 

JOHN THOMAS SCOTT, Ph.D., 

Son of James Ewing and Editha Wells (Davis) Scott, was 
born July 16, 1865, in Island Creek, Ohio. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Richmond, 
Ohio, at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in Richmond, Ohio, and he graduated from Richmond 
College in 1892. He was a teacher of mathematics in Richmond 



1927] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 483 

College from 1888 to 1896. He did the work of the first sem- 
inary year while in Richmond College, entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1897, and remaining two years. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Steubenville September 6, 1898, and 
ordained by the same presbytery June 15, 1899. He was pastor 
of the churches of Buffalo Run, Bald Eagle, and Lick Run, Pa., 
from October 1899 to March, 1902; pastor of the church of 
Frankfort Springs, Pa., from May i, 1902, to November 8, 
1906 ; pastor of the Lamington Church of Somerville, N.J., from 
December 19, 1906, to September i, 1914; pastor of the church 
of Jeffersonville, Pa., from September 22, 1914, to December 
15, 1919, and pastor of the First Church of Philipsburg, Pa., 
from January 27, 1920, until his death June 2, 1926, in Philips- 
burg of heart trouble in the 61 st year of his age. He was buried 
at Richmond, Ohio. He received the degree of Ph.D. from 
Richmond College in 1901. 

He was married June 28, 1893, in Richmond, Ohio, to Caro- 
line D. Ford, who, with two sons, survives him. 

FRED ALONZO CRANDALL, 

Son of David Alonzo and Matilda (Fuller) Crandall, was born 
March 31, 1869, in South Bristol, N.Y. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the High School of Canaseraga, N.Y., and he 
graduated from Lake Forest College in 1899. Entering the Sem- 
inary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full 
three years' course there, graduating in 1902. He was licensed 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Minnewaukan July 10, 1902, 
He engaged in home missionary work in Perth and other towns 
in North Dakota, from June 1902, to March, 1903 ; was stated 
supply of the church of Plymouth, 111., from April, 1903, to 
March, 1904; stated supply of the churches of Grimes and 
Ridgedale, la., from May, 1904, to May, 1905, and stated supply 
of the Union Township Church of Le Mars, la., from June, 



484 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [1927 

1905 to February, 1906. After this ill health compelled him to 
give up the active work of the ministry. He resided in Sioux 
City, la,, from 1906 to 1916, and after that in Canandaigua, N.Y., 
in Canaseraga, N.Y., and in Willard, N.Y. He died October 

28, 1922, in Willard, N.Y., of chorea, in the 54th year of his age. 
He was buried in the Union Cemeter}' of Ovid, N.Y. 

He was married July 29, 1903, at Plymouth, 111., to Anna 
Price Hall, who died November 16, 1907. 

MORRIS SAMUEL JONES, 

Son of Morris and Mary (Pierce) Jones, was born December 

29, 1882, in Llanberis, North Wales. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist church 
of Llanberis at the age of fourteen. He was a student at the 
Troy Conference Academy of Poultney, Vt., 1905-06. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1907, remaining one year. 
He was licensed by the Conference of New York and Vermont 
of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church, September 8, 1907, 
and ordained by the same Church in October, 1909. He was 
stated supply of the Calvinistic Methodist Church of Ebens- 
burg, Pa., from May, 1908, until June, 1909; pastor of the 
church of Alliance, Ohio, from 1909 to 1913; pastor of the 
church of Remsen, N.Y., from 1913 to 1918, and pastor of the 
Hebron W^elsh Church of Chicago, 111., from January, 1919, 
until his death. He died November 28, 1926, in Palmyra, Ohio, 
of heart failure in the 44th year of his age. He was buried in 
the Forest Home Cemetery of Chicago. He was moderator of 
the New York and Vermont Association of the Welsh Cal- 
vinistic Methodist Church in 1919. 

He was married May 27, 1909, in Poultney, Vt., to Margaret 
Roberts, who, with two daughters, survives him. 



1927] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 485 

ALEXANDER CLIFFORD McMULLEN, 

Son of Thomas and Eliza Ann (Hurst) McMullen, was born 
October 20, 1886, near Appleton, Wis. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Memorial Presbyterian Church of 
Appleton at the age of fourteen. He graduated from Carroll 
College in 191 3. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall 
of the same year, he took the full three years' course there, 
graduating in 1916. He received the degree of A.M. from 
Princeton University in 1916. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Chippewa, July 21, 1916, and ordained by the same presby- 
tery September 13, 1916. He was pastor of the church of Bay- 
ville. Wis., stated supply of the church of Madeline Island, Wis., 
and pastor of the church of West Allis, Wis., from October 23, 
1917, to March 22, 1921, and pastor of the church of Tippecanoe 
from October 28, 1917, to March 22, 1921 ; pastor of the church 
of Rockville, Ind., from 1921 to 1924, and pastor of the church 
of Iron Mountain, Mich., from June 5, 1924, until his death 
March 11, 1927, in Iron Mountain, as the result of an automo- 
bile accident in the 41st year of his age. He was buried in 
Appleton, Wis. 

He was married October 9, 1916, in New Richmond, Wis., 
to Maude Eliza Curtis, who with one son and one daughter 
survives him. 

MATTHEW PEDEN CRAIG, 

Son of Thomas and EHzabeth (Peden) Craig, was born Novem- 
ber 22, 1873, i^ Paisley, Scotland. He was a student in Dunoon 
College, Scotland, from 1886 to 1888, and in Glasgow Univer- 
sity, 1888-89 s^ti 1904-05. Before coming to Princeton he en- 
gaged in business. He was a student in the United Free College 
of Glasgow from 1905 to 1906. He was ordained by the Baptist 
Church in Canada November 6, 1906. He was pastor of the 
churches of Windham and Delhi, Canada, from 1908 to 1912, 



486 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [19^7 

and pastor of the churches of Bothwell and Cairo, Canada, from 
1912 to 1916. In the latter year he entered the Seminary at 
Princeton and was obHged to leave in January, 1917, on account 
of ill health. He was pastor of the churches of Dungannan and 
Port Albert, Canada, from 1918 to 1919. At this time he re- 
turned to Scotland and was pastor's assistant of the church of 
Carronshore, near Falkirk, Scotland, from September 8, 1920, 
to June 25, 1925. He died September 26, 1925, in Paisley, Scot- 
land, of cerebral hemorrhage in the 52nd year of his age. He 
was buried in the Woodside Cemetery of Paisley. 

He was married July 16, 1900, in Paisley, Scotland, to Ellen 
Irvine, who survives him. 

JASON G. PURDY, 

Son of Robert and Clara Alice (McClanahan) Purdy, was born 
March 18, 1897, in Sardinia, Ohio. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Sardinia at the age 
of twelve. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Grade 
School and High School of Sardinia, and he graduated from 
Maryville College in 1919. After his graduation he taught for 
one year in the Junior Department of Maryville College. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1920, taking two years 
as a regular student and a third year as a partial student. He was 
licensed and ordained by the Presbytery of Portsmouth May 
28, 1923. In August of 1923 he sailed for Korea as a missionary, 
being stationed at Chung Ju, Korea. He died May 14, 1926, in 
Seoul, Korea, of typhoid pneumonia in the 30th year of his age. 
He was buried at Chung Ju, Korea. He received the degree of 
A.M. from Princeton University in 1923, 

He was married July 4, 1923 in Piqua, Ohio, to Emily Mont- 
gomery, who, with one son and one daughter, survives him. 



1927] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 487 

GEORGE RUTAN THOMPSON, 

Son of the Rev. Dr. Robert Wilson and Alice Flora (Martin) 
Thompson, was born November 20, 1903, in New Wilmington, 
Pa. He made a public confession of his faith in the First United 
Presbyterian Church of Pittsburg, Kansas, at the age of nine. 
His preparatory studies were pursued in the North High School, 
Des Moines, Iowa, and he graduated from Monmouth College, 
Illinois, in 1924. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in the 
fall of the same year, remaining two years. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Des Moines September 15, 1926; but was not 
ordained. He was on his way back to Princeton to take up the 
work of his Senior year, when he met with an automobile acci- 
dent September 22, 1926, and died in the hospital of Garrett, 
Indiana, September 23, 1926, in the 23rd year of his age. He 
was buried in the Glendale Cemetery of Des Moines, Iowa. He 
was unmarried. 



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GRADUATE STUDENTS 

THOMAS McCALL LOWRY, D.D, 

Son of John Thomas and Martha (Bratton) Lowry, was born 
March 17, 1855, in Yorkville, S.C. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Bethesda Presbyterian Church, 
York County, S.C, at the age of seventeen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued at the Langham Academy of Yorkville, 
and he graduated from Erskine College, S.C, in 1874. Dur- 
ing the year after his graduation, he was principal of the 
High School, Clinton, S.C. He entered Columbia Theological 
Seminary in 1875, taking the regular course there, and grad- 
uating in 1878. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Bethel 
May 17, 1877, and ordained by the Presbytery of Tombeckbee 
January 30, 1879. He was pastor of the church of Aberdeen, 
Miss., from 1879 to 1882, and stated supply of the church of 
Eufaula, Ala., from 1882 to 1885. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1885 as a graduate student, remaining one year. 
He was pastor of the Second Church of Augusta, Ga., from 
1886 to 1891 ; Secretary of Foreign Missions for the Synod of 
Georgia from 1891 to 1893; financial agent of Columbia Theo- 
logical Seminary' from 1893 to 1895 ; pastor of the church of 
Shelby, X.C, from 1896 to 1900; pastor of the Third Church 
of Knoxville, Tenn., from 1900 to 1910, and pastor of the Ala- 
bama Street Church of Memphis, Tenn., from 191 1 to 1925. 
After this he resided in York, S.C, until his death there Febru- 
ary 2, 1927, of cerebral hemorrhage in the 72nd year of his 
age. He was buried at York. He received the honorary degree of 
D.D. from King College in 1902. Among his publications were : 
China a Mission Field ; The Preacher as a Reader, and Prayer 
and its Answer. 



1927] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 489 

He was married November 28, 1900, in Fayetteville, N.C., to 
Kate Middleton Faison, who, with one son and one daughter, 
survives him. 



JOHN BERNARD McLOY, 

Son of Daniel and Helen (Smyth) McLoy, was born January 
I, 1852, in County Derry, Ireland. He was a student for two 
years at the Petit Seminaire de Seez in Normandy, France, and 
a student for five years at the College of St. Frangois Xavier 
in Bessanqon, France. He was a student, also, in the Scots Col- 
lege of Rome, Italy, from which he graduated in 1874. He also 
attended the Roman College or Gregorian University of Rome. 
He was ordained a priest in the Roman Catholic Church before 
coming to the Seminary at Princeton. He entered the Seminary 
at Princeton in 1888 as a graduate student, remaining one year. 
He spent some years in the Philippines, going later to Mexico, 
from which he was expelled by the Carranza Government in 
1914. He was rector of the Catholic Church of St. Peter the 
Apostle in Laredo, Texas, from September, 1914, until his 
death, February 2, 1922, in Laredo, Texas, in the 71st year 
of his age. He was buried at Laredo. 

NATHANIEL NELSON CALHOUN, 

Son of Nathaniel and Mary T. (Robinson) Calhoun, was born 
August I, 1894, in Philadelphia, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Grace Reformed Episcopal Church of 
Philadelphia at the age of fifteen. He was a student in the Cen- 
tral High School of Philadelphia, from which he graduated in 
1914. He entered the Reformed Episcopal Seminary of Phil- 
adelphia in 1914 and graduated from this institution in 1917. He 
came to the Seminary at Princeton in the latter year as a gradu- 
ate student, remaining one year. He was ordained a deacon by 
Bishop Robert L. Rudolph June 6, 191 7, and ordained a pres- 



490 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [ I927 

byter by the same bishop June 8, 1919. He was pastor of the 
United Presbyterian church of Wihnington, Del., from June 
15, 1920, to October 9, 1924, and pastor of the Presbyterian 
church of Carney's Point, N.J., from October 30, 1924, until 
his death January 10, 1927, in Carney's Point, N.J., in the 33rd 
year of his age. He was buried in the Laurel Hill Cemetery of 
Philadelphia. 

He was married June 11, 1921, in North Wales, Pa., to Laura 
Priscilla Evans, who, with two sons, survives him. 

JAMES CHARLES HUGHES, 

Son of Luke D. and Mary Duff (Jordan) Hughes, was born 
July 5, 1874, in Edinburgh, Scotland. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Tulip Methodist Church of Nashville, 
Tenn., at the age of twenty-one. He was a student in Allegheny 
College from 1904 to 1906, and a student in Washington and 
Jefferson College from 1908 to 1909. He graduated from the 
Western Theological Seminary in 191 2. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Pittsburgh May 9, 191 1, and ordained by the 
Presbytery of Baltimore July 5, 1912, being at the same time 
installed pastor of the Olivet Church of Baltimore, Md., and 
was released from this charge October 6, 1914. He was pastor 
of the Pegram Church of Charlotte, N.C., from 191 5 to 1916; 
stated supply of the Williams Memorial and Seversville 
churches, N.C., from 1916 to 1917. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton as a graduate student in the latter year, remaining one 
year. He was pastor of the Pilgrim Church, Trenton, N.J., from 
June 25, 1918, to May 30, 1923. He engaged in home missionary 
work in Hagerman, New Mexico, from 1925 until his death 
October 16, 1926, in Roswell, New Mexico, as the result of an 
automobile accident in the 53rd year of his age. He was buried 
in the Masonic Cemetery of Hagerman, New Mexico. 



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He was married June 3, 1908, in Lenoir, N.C., to Blanche A. 
Kirby, who, with one son and three daughters, survives him. 

PETER YFF, 

Son of Peter and Sarah Markes (de Graaf) Yff, was born 
October 17, 1893, i" Amsterdam, Holland. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Christian Reformed church of 
Chicago, 111., at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Curtis High School, Roseland, Chicago, 
and he graduated from Chicago University in 19 16. He took 
his theological course in the Theological School of the Christian 
Reformed Church at Grand Rapids, Mich., from which he grad- 
uated in 19 19. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1919 as 
a graduate student, remaining one year. He was licensed by the 
Synod of the Christian Reform Church of Grand Rapids, June 
5, 1917, and ordained by the Christian Reformed Classis of 
Hudson September 12, 1920, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the Christian Reformed church of Rochester, N.Y,, 
from which he was released September 7, 1923. He was pastor 
of the church at Lodi, N.J., from September, 1923, to Novem- 
ber, 1925, when he became pastor emeritus. Ill health prevented 
his continuing in the active ministry. He died March 29, 1926, 
in Grand Rapids, Mich., of Hodgkins disease in the 33rd year 
of his age. He was buried in Grand Rapids. 

He was married September 8, 1920, in Roseland, Chicago, 111., 
to Aleida Hermina Alberdina Jansma, who, with one son sur- 
vives him. 



INDEX 

PAGE 

Allen, Adolos 459 

Bagby, Alfred 439 

Barbour, Robert 453 

Barnard, Joseph Harrison 44i 

Byers, Vernon Clyde 479 

Calhoun, Nathaniel Nelson 489 

Campbell, Stuart McAlpine 477 

Carter, Ray Harrison 482 

Chapman, William Young 471 

Condit, William Cutter 445 

Cook, Silas Parsons 448 

Craig, Matthew Peden 485 

Crandall, Fred Alonzo 483 

Davis, John D 437 

Ferguson, William Adams 444 

Fox, Herman Christian 465 

GowDY, William Fishell 463 

Greene, George Francis 436 

GuicHARD, George Louis 481 

Hayes, Isaiah Potter 466 

Heine, George Colborne 455 

Holter, Burgess Dyer 472 

Hughes, James Charles 490 

Jamison, David 456 

Johnson, Thomas Scott 443 

Johnston, Edgar Francis 467 

Jones, Morris Samuel 484 

JuNKiN, Charles Irvin 464 

Kimball, William Eugene 458 

KiRKPATRicK, James 469 

LoDER, Achilles Lysander 454 

Lowrie, James Gibson 449 

Lowry, Thomas McCall 488 

MacGinness, Charles Ellsw^orth 477 

McKee, Edward 450 



494 INDEX [1927 

PAGE 

McLoY, John Bernard 489 

McMeen, William Harry 457 

McMuLLEN, Alexander Clifford 485 

Mickey, Wilber Clayton 478 

Moore, Thomas Verner 460 

Moore, William Long 468 

Morse, Richard Cary 446 

Mundy, Ezra F 440 

Parliman, Benjamin Franklin 469 

Peters, John Ellsworth 451 

PuRDY, Jason G 486 

Reed, Elmer Ellsworth 470 

Sayre, Edward Hasley 442 

Scott, John Thomas 482 

Stinson, William Charles 473 

Temple, Asher Brown 452 

Thompson, George Rutan 487 

Walker, William Levi 480 

White, Henry Alexander 474 

Williams, Daniel 461 

Woodbridge, Samuel Isett 462 

Yff, Peter 491 

Young, Samuel Edward 476 

Ziegler, George Frederick 447 



NECROLOGICAL REPORT 

PRESENTED TO THE 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

OF 

PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL 
SEMINARY 

AT ITS ANNUAL MEETING 
May 8, 1928 



By the Editor 



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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 sermons, 
and any other information Avill be gratefully received. Let these be sent 
as soon as possible after the death of the person to whom they relate, to 

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OFFICERS OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

FOR THE YEAR 1928-1929 

Rev. Harvey S. Murdoch, D.D., '98, President. 

Rev. Charles R. Watson, D.D., '99, Vice-President. 

Rev. Robert M. Russell, '15, Secretary. 

Rev. Prof. Charles R. Erdman, D.D., '91, Treasurer. 

Rev. George Reynolds, D.D., '89 \ / ^j,-,- , ,, , 

_ ,_ __ , / I Additional Members 

Rev. Marshall Harrington, D.D., 99 f ] 

Rev. William M. Kieffer, '09 ( ] 

Rev. Frederick Scheitzer, '19 Executive Committee 



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ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

OF PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, 
HELD AT 

Princeton, N.J., May 8, 1928 

The Association met for luncheon in the gymnasium of 
Princeton University at 12 :30 o'clock with the Reverend Kerr 
Duncan McMillan, D.D., Class of 1897, in the chair. 

The blessing was asked by the Reverend John Barbour, D.D., 
of the Class of 1879. 

Dr. McMillan addressed the Association. 

The Association was favored with selections by the Semi- 
nary Chorus. 

President McMillan read a letter from Dr. Harvey D. Mur- 
doch regretting he could not be present. 

The Executive Committee nominated the following persons 
as Officers and Members of the Committee for the year 1928- 
1929: 

President — Dr. Harvey S. Murdoch, 1898 

Vice-President — Dr. Charles R. Watson, 1899 

Secretary — Rev. Robert M. Russell, 191 5 

Treasurer — Dr. Charles R. Erdman, 1891 

Executive Committee : 

1889 Dr. George Reynolds 
1899 Dr. Marshall Harrington 
1909 Rev. W. M. Kieffer 
1919 Rev. Frederick Scheitzer 

These were unanimously elected. 

Dr. Erdman read the report of the Treasurer which was 
accepted. 



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President J. Ross Stevenson addressed the Association and 
introduced Mr. Irvin W. Underbill of the Class of 1928 as the 
first colored representative to receive appointment under the 
Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions to West Africa. Mr. 
Underbill addressed the Association. 

Dr. John Dixon addressed the Association. 

Reverend E. A. Odell, Class of 1873, Secretary of the Board 
of National Missions addressed the Association. 

President McMillan asked and received authority from the 
Association to authorize the Secretary to send greetings from 
that body to Dr. Francis L. Patton. 

The Benediction was pronounced by President Stevenson. 

ROBERT M. RUSSELL, 

Secretary 



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499 



ABSTRACT OF THE REPORT 

The Report for the year ending March 31, 1928, contains 
notices of forty-eight alumni. Four of these died in previous 
years ; but the fact of their death did not come to the attention 
of the Editor in time for an eadier Report. 

The oldest, as alumnus, was the Rev. Isaac A. Blauvelt, D.D., 
'60, who died at the age of eighty-eight years and seven months. 
Five had passed, their ninetieth year, eighteen their eightieth, 
and nine their seventieth year. The youngest died at the age 
of thirty-one years and four months. The average age of the 
forty-eight was seventy-three years and eight months. This is 
the oldest average since 1875. The average confessional age was 
sixteen years. 

The Report contains the following names : 



ALUMNI 

CLASS DIED 

i860. Isaac Alstyne Blauvelt, D.D. Nov. 23, 1927 

1861. Samuel Thomson Cartes Jan. 9, 1928 

1863. Oliver Stone Dean, D.D. Aug. 13, 1927 

1864. George Crowe Pollock, D.D. May 4, 1927 

1865. Francis Joel Fairbanks Sept. 13, 1927 
George Lockwood Smith March 25, 1928 

1866. Thomas Hackett Hench, D.D. Jan. 29, 1928 
Paul Henry Pitkin Dec. 6, 1925 
Henry Ulyate Swinnerton, Ph.D. May 12, 1927 

1867. Hugh Crozier Jan. 23, 1928 
George Thomas Le Boutillier May 23, 1927 
George Macbeth Milligan, D.D., LL.D. March 22, 1928 
Arthur Rose, D.D. Oct. 31, 1926 
Elwood Morris Wherry, D.D. Oct. 5, 1927 

1870. William Warren Curtis, D.D. April 17, 1927 

1872. James Fraser, Ph.D., D.D., LL.D. Dec. 10, 1927 

Joseph Patterson Graham, D.D. May 9, 1927 



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1874. 
1875. 

1877. 



1878. 

1879. 
1881. 
1882. 

1884. 
1886. 
1887. 
1889. 



1892. 

1893 
1894. 
1896, 
1897. 
1900, 
1906, 
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Ananias Lawrence Oct. 15, 1927 

John Joseph Graham April 11, 1927 

Nicholas Frederick Stahl, D.D. Dec. 27, 1927 

Matthew Anderson, D.D. Jan. 11, 1928 

John Adams Ewalt, D.D. June 5, 1927 

Oliver Alexander Kerr Oct. 28, 1926 

John P. Campbell, D.D. Nov. 6, 1927 

Samuel Hall Young, D.D. Sept. 2, 1927 

Thomas Maskell Finley, D.D. Feb. 22, 1928 

Preston Barr Nov. 7, 1927 

Craig Boyd Cross Jan. 9, 1928 

William Thaddeus Elsing, D.D. July 24, 1927 

WiLUAM Thorington Doggett April 23, 1927 

Frank Rosebrook Symmes, D.D. March 22, 1928 

Smith Ordway, D.D. Oct. 26, 1927 

Thomas Newsom Potts, D.D. July 6, 1927 

Edgar Healy Rowe April 7, 1927 

Daniel Edward Jenkins, Ph.D., D.D. Nov. 24, 1927 

Pedro Rioseco May 14, 1927 

William Walter Warne Sept. 6, 1927 

Thomas Maxwell Morrison May 10, 1927 

Henry Irvin Nicholas Oct. 26, 1927 

William MacFarland March 25, 1928 

Jacob Twyman Boyer, D.D. Sept. 30, 1927 

John Tatham Dunn Jan. 31, 1923 

Chohachiro Kajiwara Aug. 24, 1927 

John Brower McCreery July 4, 1927 

Bert B. Harrison March 26, 1928 

Merle Clayton \\'inn Jan. 17, 1928 



GRADUATE STUDENTS 
1904- 1905. Edwin Lamont Eagleson June 11, 1927 

1921-1922. Johannes Gerhard Plesscher April 30, 1927 



1928] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 5OI 

ALUMNI 

ISAAC ALSTYNE BLAUVELT, D.D, 

Son of William Warren and Anna Maria (Hutton) Blauvelt, 
was born March 31, 1839, in Lamington, N.J. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Lamington, at the age of fifteen. He pursued his preparatory 
studies under his father and graduated from Princeton Univer- 
sity in 1857. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of 
the same year, he took the full three years' course there, grad- 
uating in i860. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Elizabeth- 
town April 17, i860, and ordained as an evangelist by the same 
Presbytery May 8, i860. He was stated supply of the German 
church, Meyersville, New Egypt, N.J., from i860 to 1861 ; 
stated supply of the churches of New Egypt and Plattsburg, 
N.J., from 1861 to 1862, and stated supply of the Plumsted and 
Plattsburg churches, from 1862 to 1864. He was pastor of the 
church at Clinton, N.J., from June 4, 1864, to July 28, 1868; 
pastor of German Valley Church, from October 7, 1868, to 
April 21, 1874, and pastor of the church at Roselle, N.J., from 
May 21, 1874, to October 24, 1910, being at this time made 
pastor emeritus. He continued his residence in Roselle until 
191 1 and after that resided in Elizabeth, N.J., until his death 
there, November 23, 1927, of old age in his 89th year. He 
was buried in the Evergreen Cemetery of Elizabeth. He re- 
ceived the honorary degree of D.D. in 1893 from Princeton 
University. He was moderator of the Synod of New Jersey in 
1906. He published: A Historical Sketch of the German Re- 
formed and Presbyterian Church of German Valley, N.J., 
1870; The Presbyterian Church of Clinton, N.J., 1880; A Short 
History of the First Presbyterian Church of Roselle, N.J., 1899, 
also several sermons. 



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He was married June 14, 1866, in Clinton, N.J., to Caroline 
Forman Taylor, who died May 25, 1907. One son and two 
daughters survive him. 

SAMUEL THOMSON CARTER, D.D, 

Son of Robert and Jane (Thomson) Carter, was bom July 22, 
1840, in New York City. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Scotch Presbyterian Church of New York City at 
the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the Collegiate School of New York City, and he graduated 
from New York University in 1858. Entering the Seminary of 
Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three 
years' course there and graduated in 1861. He then spent a year 
in the United Presbyterian Seminary, Edinburgh, Scotland. He 
was licensed by the Second Presbytery of New York, April 17, 

1 86 1, and was ordained by the same Presbytery November 13, 

1862, being at the same time installed pastor of the Westminster 
Church of Yonkers, N.Y. He was released from this charge 
April 17, 1867. He was pastor of the Eighty-Sixth Street 
Church of New York City, from October 18, 1867, to June i, 
1868, and pastor of the First Church of Huntington, L.I., from 
September 9, 1868, to October 8, 1901. From 1896 to 1900 he 
was Editor of the Church Union. He was honorably retired 
from active ministry in 1905. He resided without charge in 
New York City from 1 901 to 1907, and in East Orange from 
1907 to 1910. From this time until his death he resided in Plain- 
field, N.J. He died in Plainfield January 9, 1928, of old age, 
being in his 88th year. He was the last surviving graduate 
of his class. He was buried in Huntington, L.I., N.Y. He 
received the honorary degree of D.D. in 1901 from New York 
University. 

He was married three times: (i) April 13, 1864, in South- 



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bridge, Mass., to Allie P. Pratt, who died October 7, 1874; 
(2) December 8, 1875, in Huntington, L.I. , to Emma F. Downs, 
who died June 26, 1907; (3) June 8, 1909, in Brooklyn, N.Y., 
to Susan Maria Ayres, who, with five sons and five daughters, 
survives him. 



OLIVER STONE DEAN, D.D., 

Son of George Tiedrich and Caroline Elizabeth (Hawley) 
Dean, was born October 13, 1835, in Patterson, N.Y. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Patterson, at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in Patterson under Homer S. Newcomb and he grad- 
uated from Lafayette College in 1858, being valedictorian of 
his class. He received the Phi Beta Kappa key. He spent the 
next year as professor of mathematics, and the two following 
years as principal of the Susquehanna Collegiate Institute of 
Towanda, Pa. During this time he pursued the study of theol- 
ogy privately. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1861 
as a middler and graduated in 1863. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Bedford April 16, 1862, and ordained July 6, 
1864, by a Council of the Litchfield South Consociation, and 
installed as pastor of the Congregational church of Roxbury, 
Mass. He had supplied this church from July 1863 until in- 
stalled its pastor. He was pastor of the First Congregational 
Church of Kalamazoo, Mich,, from October 15, 1867, to De- 
cember I, 1873; stated supply of the Plymouth Congregational 
Church of Indianapolis, Ind., from December i, 1873, to March 
I, 1877 ; pastor of the Congregational church of Milford, Mass., 
from September 20, 1877, to May 15, 1883 ; pastor of the Win- 
throp Congregational Church of Holbrook, Mass., from June 
19, 1883, to June 25, 1891, and pastor elect of the Presbyterian 
dhurch of Patterson, N.Y., from June 9, 1893, to July i, 1909. 



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He continued his residence in Patterson for a year and then 
resided in Passaic, NJ., until his death there, August 13, 1927, 
of old age in his 92nd year. He was buried in Patterson, N.Y. 
He received the honorary degree of D.D. in 1888 from Lafay- 
ette College. He was president of the Triennial Convention of 
Congregational churches in 1876. He was twice moderator of 
the Presbytery of Westchester and twice commissioner to 
the General Assembly. He was chairman of the Board of 
Visitors of Chicago Theological Seminary for many years. He 
published : What I Saw in My Garden, 1923 ; several memorial 
addresses and sermons, and wrote numerous articles for the 
newspapers. 

He was married July 12, i860, in Corning, N.Y., to Mrs. 
Anna (Cooper) Kellogg, who died December 11, 1909. One 
son survives him. 

GEORGE CROWE POLLOCK, D.D., 

Son of James and Catherine (Crowe) Pollock, was born July 
13, 1834, in Monaghan, Ireland. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Second Clontibretch Presbyterian Church of 
Monaghan, at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in Monaghan and in Mt. Bethel, Pa., and he graduated 
from Lafayette College in 1861. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year where he took the full 
three years' course, and graduated in 1864. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of Newton, April 27, 1864, and ordained by the 
Presb}1;ery of Passaic, November 15, 1864, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the church of Lyons Farms, N.J., from 
which he was released, January 4, 1882. He was pastor of the 
church of Mankato, Minn., from April 11, 1882, to April 17, 
1887; pastor of the church of Fergus Falls, Minn., from June 
12, 1887, to October 10, 1893; served the church of Litchfield, 



1928] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 505 

Minn., as pastor elect, from June i, 1893, to May i, 1901, and 
served as occasional supply in the churches of Marshall, Don- 
nelly, Longfellow, Cedar Mills, and Greenleaf, Minn. He was 
chaplain of the Minnesota state senate in 1903. He was honor- 
ably retired from the active work of the ministry in 1909. He 
resided in Litchfield, Minn., from 1901 to 191 o and from that 
time until his death, in Norwich, Conn. He died May 4, 1927, 
in Boston, Mass., of cancer in the 90th year of his age. He was 
buried in the Evergreen Cemetery of Newark, N.J. He received 
the honorary degree of D.D. in 1890 from Galesville Univer- 
sity, Wis. He was seven times a commissioner to the General 
Assembly and was moderator of the Synod of Minnesota in 
1887. He was a delegate to the Pan-Council of the Presbyterian 
Church at Washington, D.C., in 1901. 

He was married June 13, 1867, at Lyons Farms, N.J., to 
Martha Baldwin Meeker, who died May 5, 1915. One son and 
one daughter survive him. 

FRANCIS JOEL FAIRBANKS, 

Son of Emory and Eunice (Hayward) Fairbanks, was bom 
September 8, 1835, in Ashbumham, Mass, He made a public 
confession of his faith in the First Congregational Church of 
Ashburnham, at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Mt. Hollis Seminary, Holliston, Mass., and 
he graduated from Amherst College in 1862. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, remaining 
one year. He then spent a year in Union Theological Semi- 
nary, New York City. He was licensed by the Worcester North 
Congregational Association, April 28, 1863, and ordained by 
a Congregational Council at Westminster, Vt., August 31, 1864, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the First Congrega- 
tional Church of Westminster from which he was released May 



506 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [1928 

I, 1871. After this he served the following Congregational 
churches: Ayer, Mass., as stated supply, from January, 1872, 
to January, 1874; Paxton, Mass., as stated supply, from April, 
1874, to September, 1877; West Boylston, Mass., as stated sup- 
ply, from September, 1877, to April, 1885 ; Seymour, Conn., 
as stated supply, from April, 1885, to April, 1886; the Second 
Church of Am'herst, Mass., as pastor, from 1886 to 1893; the 
First Church of Royalston, Mass.,as pastor, from 1893 to 1909, 
and the Second Church of Royalston, as pastor, from 1909 to 
1920. At this time he gave up the active work of the ministry 
and was made pastor emeritus. He continued his residence in 
South Royalston until 1925. From that time until his death he 
resided in Merohantville, N.J. He died September 13, 1927, in 
Merchantville, of old age in his 93rd year. He was buried in 
South Royalston, Mass. 

He was married May i, 1865, in Ashbumham, Mass., to 
Abbie Smith Russell, who died November i, 1922. Two sons 
and one daughter survive him. 

GEORGE LOCKWOOD SMITH, D.D., 

Son of Samuel Dibble and Sallie Ann (Delavan) Smith, was 
born June 15, 1837, in Pound Ridge, N.Y. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of South 
Salem, N.Y., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in South Salem, under the Rev. A. L. Lindsley 
and in Pound Ridge, N.Y., under Rev. R. D. Smith, and he 
graduated from New York University in 1862. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the 
full three years' course there and graduated in 1865, He was 
licensed by the Second Presbytery of New York, April 26, 
1865, and was ordained by the Presbytery of Passaic, October 
25, 1865, being at the same time installed pastor of the First 



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Church of Boiling Spring (now Rutherford Park), N.J., from 
which he was released, April i8, 1871. After this he was pastor 
of the following churches : Ewing, N.J., from October 25, 1871, 
to December 28, 1878; the First Church of Cedarville, N.J,, 
from April 25, 1879, ^^ July 28, 1883; Calvary Church, York, 
Pa., from October 30, 1883, to April 12, 1898, and Elmer, N.J., 
from May 25, 1898, to June 1902. He then resided in Cedar- 
ville, N.J., from 1902 to 191 2. He supplied the Pencader 
Church, of Porters, Del., from 19 13 to 191 7. He resided in 
Trenton, N.J., from 1917 to 1920 and in Cedarville, N.J., from 
1920 until his death. He died March 25, 1928, in the hospital 
at Bridgeton, N.J., in the 91st year of his age. He was buried 
in the cemetery of Ewing, N.J. He wrote a number of sermons 
and articles which were published separately. He was commis- 
sioner to the General Assembly in 1901. 

He was twice married : (i) November 21, 1865, in Princeton, 
N.J., to Carrie Newbold Olden, who died August 12, 1871 ; 
(2) June 5, 1879, in Ewing, N.J., to Sarah G. Scudder, who 
survives him. 

THOMAS HACKETT HENCH, D.D., 

Son of George and Mary (Hackett) Hench, was born April 5, 
1840, in Centre, Perry Co., Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Centre, at the age 
of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Loys- 
ville Academy, Loysville, Pa., and he graduated from Prince- 
ton University in 1861. He then spent a year as a graduate 
student in Harvard University and a second year at home, 
teaching a district school, during part of the time. He entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in 1863, taking the full three years' 
course there and graduated in 1866. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Carlisle, April 12, 1866, and ordained by the 



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Presbytery of Iowa City, December 20, 1871. Before his ordi- 
nation he supplied the church of Lenox, 111., from 1866 to 
1867; the church of Shiloh, 111., from 1866 to 1869, and the 
church of Good Hope, 111., from 1869 to 1870. He was pastor 
of the church of Walcott, Iowa, from December 20, 1871, to 
November 22, 1875 ; stated supply of the church of Rock Island, 
III, from December 12, 1875, until installed its pastor, May 2, 
1876, being released from this charge, July 25, 1878; pastor of 
the church of Middletown, Ohio, from May, 1879, to May, 
1883 ; pastor elect of the church of Connersville, Ind., from 
1884 to 1894; stated supply of the church of Georgetown, Ohio, 
from 1896 to 1904, and stated supply of the churches of Ce- 
dron, Feesburg, Felicity, and Higginsport, Ohio, from 1904 to 
191 5. While supplying these churches he resided in George- 
town, Ohio. He was stated supply of the churches of Went- 
worth and White Oak, Mo., from 1916 to 1917 and stated 
supply of the churches of Wentworth and Ritchey, from 191 7 
to 1918. After this he resided in Carthage, Mo., until 1922 and 
then in Georgetown, Ohio, until his death, January 29, 1928, in 
Georgetown, in the 88th year of his age. He was buried in 
Bushnell, 111. He received the honorary degree of D.D. in 1893, 
from Hanover College, Ind. 

He was married October 31, 1871, in Good Hope, 111., to 
Caroline Van Dyke Cruser, who died May 18, 1904. One son 
and one daughter survive him. 

PAUL HENRY PITKIN, 

Son of the Rev. John and Eliza (Wilson) Pitkin, was bom 
October 30, 1841, in Milford, Ohio. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Hayesville, 
Ohio, at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Hayesville Academy and in the Academy at 



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Martinsburg. He graduated from Washington and Jefferson 
College in 1863. Entering tlie 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 Richland May 3, 1866, and ordained as an evangelist by the 
same Presbytery September 11, 1866. He then went as a mis- 
sionary to Colombia, South America, being stationed at Bogota 
from October 1866 to the spring of 1872. During the following 
year he labored as a missionary in Mexico. Returning to this 
country, he was stated supply of the church at Winnebago, 111., 
from December, 1873, to December, 1874; stated supply of the 
Congregational church of Farmington, N.H., from June, 1875, 
to July, 1877, and pastor of the Congregational church of 
Marshfield, Vt., from 1878 to 1881. He was principal of the 
Pitkin School of Languages in Springfield, Mass., from 1882 
to 1925. He died December 6, 1925, in Springfield of pneu- 
monia in the 85th year of his age. He was buried in Springfield. 
He was author of Spanish Pronunciation Drill-book, and wrote 
missionary letters to periodicals from 1866 to 1873. He was 
also editor of La Antorcha Evangelica from 1872 to 1873. 

He was married June 2, 1869, in Chester, Vt., to Rebekah 
Ellen Pierce, who, with one son and two daughters, survives 
him. 

HENRY ULYATE SWINNERTON, Ph.D., 

Son of James and Fanny (Rutter) Swinnerton, was born Oc- 
tober 4, 1839, in Catskill, N.Y. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Third Presbyterian Church of Newark, N.J., 
at the age of eighteen. He pursued his preparatory studies 
under the Rev. Samuel Hutchins of Newark, N.J., and in the 
Newark Academy. He graduated from Princeton University in 
1863. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the 



510 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [1928 

same year he took the full three years' course there, graduating 
in 1866. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Passaic May 
10, 1865, and ordained an evangelist by the same Presby- 
tery April 25, 1867. He was stated supply of the church of 
Morrisville, Pa., from March, 1867, to March, 1868, and pas- 
tor of the church of Cherry Valley, N.Y., from June 18, 1868, 
to September 26, 1906, at which time he was made pastor 
emeritus. After this he resided in Penn Yan, N.Y., until his 
death. He died IMay 12, 1927, in Cherry Valley, N.Y., in the 
88th year of his age. He was buried at Cherry Valley. He 
received the honorary degree of Ph.D. in 1877 from Union 
College. He was a commissioner to the General Assembly in 
1875, 1881, 1891, and 1901. He was president of the Board 
of Commissioners of Auburn Theological Seminary in 1893. He 
published : An Historical Account of the Presbyterian Church, 
Cherry Valley, N.Y., 1876; The Story of Cherry Valley, 1908; 
Princeton Sixty-three — Fortieth-year book, 1904; Autumnal 
Sprays — Class '63, Princeton, 1905, and many articles for the 
secular and religious press. 

He was married June 21, 1871, in Roseboom, N.Y., to Le- 
vantia Livingston Roseboom, who, with three daughters, sur- 
vives him. 

HUGH CROZIER, 

Son of Joshua and Mary (Brooks) Crozier, was born Decem- 
ber I, 1840, at Mono Mills, Ontario, Can. He made a pubHc 
confession of his faith in the St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church 
of Toronto at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Common School of Mono ]\Iills and in the Jar- 
vis High School of Toronto. He graduated from Knox College 
in 1864. He attended the theological department of Knox Col- 
lege from 1864 to 1866, entering Princeton as a senior in the 



1928] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 51 1 

latter year and graduating in 1867. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 18, 1867, and ordained 
by the Presbytery of Grey, Can., March 24, 1869, being at the 
same time installed pastor of the churches of Holstein, Amos, 
and Fairbairn, Ontario, and being released from these charges 
June 30, 1879. He was pastor of the churches of Port Perry 
and Prince Albert, Can., from July 2, 1879, to May 15, 1884; 
pastor of the churches of Grand Valley and South Luther, Can., 
from July 2, 1884, to July 2, 1899, and pastor of the churches 
of Ashbum and Utica, Can., from August 2, 1899, to June 16, 
1909. After this he resided in Guelph from 1909 to 1921 ; in 
London, Ontario, from 1921 to 1927, and in Thamesford from 
1927 until his death there, January 23, 1928, of heart trouble 
in the 88th year of his age. He was buried in the Mt. Pleasant 
Cemetery, London, Can. 

He was married October 7, 1869, in Kingston, Can., to Lu- 
cinda Turner Gibson, who died November 19, 1927. Two sons 
and one daughter survive him. 

GEORGE THOMAS LE BOUTILLIER, 

Son of Philip and Louisa Fanny (Allbeury) Le Boutillier, 
was bom May 5, 1837, in St. Helier, Island of Jersey, Channel 
Islands. In early life he was a baptized member of the Church 
of England, and confirmed a member of the Protestant Episco- 
pal Church. He united wibh the Second Presbyterian Church of 
Cleveland, Ohio, at the age of twenty-one. His preparatory stud- 
ies were pursued in the Shaw Academy of Collamer, Ohio, and 
the High School of Cleveland, Ohio. HcAvas for a time a student 
in the Western Reserve College, his course there being inter- 
rupted by the Civil War. He entered the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in 1864, taking the full three years' course there and grad- 
uating in 1867. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New 



512 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [1928 

Brunswick April i8, 1866, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Burlington July 9, 1867, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the church of Tuckerton, N.J., from which he was released 
August 4, 1868. During this time he served also the church of 
Bass River, N.J., from July to December, 1867. He was pastor 
of the Second Church at Hanover and of the Church of Par- 
sippany, N.J., from August 9, 1869, to March 12, 1871, and 
pastor of the Bethany Church of Utica, N.Y., from April 2, 
1871, to October i, 1872. He was ordained deacon of the 
Episcopal Church, May i, 1873, and priest, May 6, 1874, by 
Bishop Huntington. From 1872 to 1877, he engaged in work 
as a missionary in the diocese of Central New York, and 
teacher in Oneida, N.Y. He was rector of the Grace Church 
in Watertown, N.Y., from 1877 to 1879; labored as a home 
missionary in Colorado Springs, Colo., from 1879 to 1883 and 
engaged in home missionary work in the diocese of West New 
York from 1883 to 1899. After this he engaged in general 
missionary work until 1900, In 1903 he retired on account of 
failing health but acted as a supply almost continuously there- 
after. He served St. Mary's Church at Provo, Utah, as rector, 
from 191 3 to 1914. He resided in Scottsville, N.Y., from 1914 
to 1920, in Newark, N.J., from 1920 to 192 1, in Cedarhurst, 
L.I., from 1921 to 1924, and in Kings Park, N.Y., from 1924 
until his death May 23, 1927, in Kings Park, N.Y., from pa- 
ralysis in the 91st year of his age. He was buried at Pittsford, 
N.Y. He was for a time dean of the diocese of Colorado. He 
published several sermons and a number of lectures on the 
Greek Catholic Church. 

He was twice married: (i) August 21, 1862, in Mt. Vernon, 
Ohio, to Sarah Evalina Upfold, who died March 30, 1886; 
(2) April 14, 1887, in Chicago, 111., to Jeannie Hawkins Tucker, 
who, with two sons by his first wife and two by his second and 



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two daughters by his first wife and one by his second, survives 
him. 

GEORGE MACBETH MILLIGAN, D.D., LL.D., 

Son of William and Catharine (Macbeth) Milligan, was born 
August II, 1840, in Wick, Scotland. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Ulbster Society School of the Church of 
Scotland and he graduated from Queen's University, Kingston, 
Can., in 1862. He spent the next two years in the Theological 
Hall of Queen's University. From 1864 to 1866 he engaged in 
teaching in the Bath High School, Ontario, Can. He entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in 1866, as a senior and graduated 
in 1867. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick 
April 18, 1867, and ordained by the Presbytery of London, 
Can., February 4, 1868, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the churches of Proof Line and Vanneck, Ontario, and 
being released from these charges June 9, 1869. He was pastor 
of the Central Presbyterian Church of Detroit, Mich., from 
July 29, 1869 to October 18, 1876, and pastor of Old St. An- 
drew's Church of Toronto from 1876 to 1910. At this time he 
was made pastor emeritus and continued his residence in To- 
ronto until his death there, March 22, 1928, of paralysis in the 
88th year of his age. He was buried in The Necropolis, To- 
ronto, Can. He received the honorary degree of D.D. in 1894 
from Knox College, Toronto, and the honorary degree of LL.D. 
in 1903 from Queen's University, Kingston, Can. He was a 
frequent contributor to the secular and religious papers. He 
was a member of the Senate of Knox College and a trustee of 
Queen's University. He was moderator of the General Assem- 
bly of the Presbyterian Church of Canada in 1904. 

He was married November 19, 1867, i^i Bath, Ontario, to 
Harriet Eunice Rowse, who died July 21, 1891. One son and 
two daughters survive him. 



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ARTHUR ROSE, D.D., 

Son of Robert and Jane (Williamson) Rose, was born April 
17, 1836, in Belfast, Ireland. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Fifth Presb}terian Church of Cincinnati, Ohio, 
at the age of twenty-three. He spent one year in the prepara- 
tory department of Hanover College from which institution he 
graduated in 1864. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the 
fall of the same year, he took the full three years' course there 
and graduated in 1867. He was Hcensed by the Presb>tery of 
Madison, May 8, i866, and ordained by the Presbyter}- of 
Bloomington, June 23, 1869, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the church of Union Grove, 111., from which he was 
released, May 2, 1871. He was pastor of the church of Prince- 
ville, 111., from May 30, 1872, to July 24, 1877; stated supply 
of the church of Oxford, \\'is,, from September 30, 1877, to 
March 28, 1880; stated supply of the churches of Cottage 
Grove and Pierceville, ^^'is., from April 4 to December 12, 
1880; stated supply of the church of Eureka, 111., from De- 
cember 19, 1880, to March 19, 1882, and pastor of the church 
of Smithborough, Ireland, from March 7, 1883, to August 22, 
1910. After this he resided in Belfast, Ireland, until his death 
there, October 31, 1926, in the 91st year of his age. He was 
buried in the Balmoral Cemetery' of Belfast. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D, in 1910 from Hanover College, Ind. 
He was moderator of the Synod of Armagh and Monaghan in 
1907. 

He was twice married: (i) July 23, 1868, in Shelbyville, Md., 
to Anna Hamilton, who died September 21, 1886; (2) Febru- 
ary 18, 1896, in Belfast, Ireland, to Ellen M. Oliver, who sur- 
vives him. 



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ELMWOOD MORRIS WHERRY, D.D., 

Son of James and Sarah (Nesbit) Wherry, was born March 
26, 1843, in South Bend, Pa. He made a pubHc confession of 
his faith in the Presbyterian church of Waynesburg, Pa., at the 
age of twenty-one. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Eldersridge Academy, Pa., and he graduated from Jefferson 
College in 1862. He organized a select school at Waynesburg 
and taught there from October 18, 1862, to October 18, 1864, 
entering the Seminary at Princeton in the latter year, where 
he took the full three years' course and graduated in 1867. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Donegal, April 10, 1866, and 
ordained an evangelist by the same Presbytery, May 8, 1867. 
After his ordination he went to India as a missionary and was 
stationed at Rawal Pindi, from 1868 to 1869, and at Lodiana 
from 1869 to 1883. While in Lodiana, he had charge of the 
mission press there. He was professor of Old Testament Lit- 
erature and Church History in the Theological Seminary of 
Saharanpur from 1883 to 1888. Returning to this country, he 
was district secretary of the American Tract Society, being 
stationed at Chicago, 111., from 1889 to 1898. Going back to 
India he engaged in missionary work in Lodiana from 1898 to 
1922. Again returning to this country he took up his residence 
in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1922. He died October 5, 1927, in Indi- 
ana, Pa., of heart disease in the 84th year of his age. He was 
buried in Cincinnati. He received the honorary degree of D.D. 
in 1885 from Parsons College, low^a. He was stated clerk of 
the Synod of India from 1883 to 1888 and moderator of the 
General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of India in 1909. 
He was an associate member of the Victoria Institute of Lon- 
don. He published: A Comprehensive Commentary of the 
Quran, 4 vs., 1886; Islam, or the Religion of the Turk, 1894; 
The Muslim Controversy, 1905; Islam and Christianity, in 



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India and the Far East, 1907, and Islam refuted on its own 
Ground, 191 1. He also wrote many booklets and tracts on re- 
ligious subjects in the Urdu and Punjabi languages. 

He was married July 17, 1867, in Waynesburg, Pa., to Clara 
Alaria Buchanan, who died January 28, 1926. Two sons and five 
daughters survive him. 

WILLIAM WARREN CURTIS, D.D., 

Son of Luzon and Henrietta (Danforth) Curtis, was born May 
8, 1844, in Charlton, X.Y. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Presbyterian church of Charlton at the age of ten. 
His preparatory studies were pursued in the Charlton Academy 
and he graduated from Princeton University in 1864. Entering 
the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year he re- 
mained there one year. Ill health interrupted his theological 
course. He spent the years 1865 to 1868 in teaching and travel- 
ing and in business. He returned to Princeton Seminary in 
1868 to complete his course and graduated in 1870. He was 
licensed and ordained by the Presbytery of Albany, June 15, 
1870. He was stated supply of the church of Ballston Centre, 
N.Y., from June to October, 1870; stated supply of the 
churches of Lyndon and Osage City, Kan., from March, 1871, 
to May, 1874; labored as a home missionary in Silver City, 
New Mexico, from March, 1875, to March, 1876; was stated 
supply again of the churches of Lyndon and Osage City, Kan., 
from March, 1876, to June, 1880; was pastor of the church 
of Osage City, Kan., from June 24, 1880, to October i, 1884; 
stated supply of the church of Belle Plaine, Kan., from Octo- 
ber 18, 1884, until installed its pastor. May 8, 1885, and was 
released from this charge, March 17, 1893; was pastor of the 
church of Eldorado, Kan., from IMarch 30, 1893, to April 12, 
1899, and pastor of the church of Caldwell, Kan., from 1899 



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to 1909. From April, 1910, to May, 191 1, he engaged in home 
mission work in southern Arizona. From 191 1 to 1920, he re- 
sided in Ft. Worth, Kan. ; in 1920 he moved to Los Angeles, 
Calif., and was honorably retired from the active ministry. 
From 1921 until his death he resided in Eagle Rock, Calif. He 
died April 17, 1927, in Los Angeles of "mitral regurgitation" 
in the 83rd year of his age. He was buried at Belle Plaine, 
Kan. He received the honorary degree of D.D. in 1901 from 
Emporia College. He was moderator of the Synod of Kansas 
in 1905 and at one time moderator of the Presbytery of Em- 
poria. He was moderator of the Presbytery of Wichita in 1909. 
He was four times commissioner to the General Assembly. 

He was married March 17, 1880, in Osage City, Kan., to 
Katharine Elinor Roberts, who, with one daughter, survives 
him. 

JAMES ERASER, Ph.D., D.D., LL.D., 

Son of Alexander and Margaret (Conacher) Eraser, was born 
December 8, 1838, in Perthshire, Scotland. His preparatory 
studies were pursued privately and he was a student in Knox 
College and Toronto University, Can. He received the degree 
of A.B. and Ph.D. from Syracuse University. He took the first 
two years of his theological course in Knox College, Toronto, 
from 1869 to 1871, entering the Seminary at Princeton in the 
latter year as a senior and graduating in 1872. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Chester, April 11, 1872, and ordained by 
the same Presbytery, May 22, 1872. He was pastor of the 
church of Kennett Square, Pa., from May 22, 1872, to May 9, 
1875, and again from June 13, 1876, to April 19, 1883 ; pastor 
of the church of Las Vegas, New Mexico, from October 14, 
1884, to April 5, 1889; pastor of the church of Havre de Grace, 
Md., from January 13, 1890, to April 26, 1891 ; pastor of the 
church of Sparrow's Point, Md., from May 10, 1891, to De- 



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cember lo, 1895 ; professor of Ancient Languages in New 
Windsor College, Md., from 1895 to 1899; pastor of the church 
of Monaghan (Dillsburg), Pa., from October 15, 1900, to 
January 11, 1901 ; and president of New Windsor College from 
1901 to 1912. During his presidency he was pastor of the church 
of New Windsor from May 7, 1903, to June 27, 1920. In the 
latter year he was honorably retired from the active ministry. 
He continued his residence in New Windsor until his death 
there, December 10, 1927, of hardening of the arteries, two 
days after the completion of the 88th year of his age. He was 
buried in Kennett Square, Pa. He recced the honorary de- 
gree of LL.D. in 1907 from Washington College, Md., and the 
degree of D.D. in 191 2 from New Windsor. He was the first 
moderator of the Synod of New Mexico and several times 
moderator of the Presbytery of Baltimore. He was a commis- 
sioner to the General Assembly, 1887 and 1903. 

He was married three times: (i) September 14, 1876, in 
Phila., Pa., to Annie Wright, who died in 1877; (2) April 12, 
1882, in Kennett Square, Pa., to Ella E. McFarland, who died 
January 19, 1919; (3) August 10, 1920, in York, Pa., to Mrs. 
Minnie Estelle (Lambert) Slater, who, with one son by his first 
wife and two by his second wife, survives him. 

JOSEPH PATTERSON GRAHAM, D.D., 

Son of John Brasch and Margaret (Graham) Graham, was 
born May 12, 1847, in New Lisbon, Ohio. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of 
Washington, Pa., at the age of seventeen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the public schools of New Lisbon and 
Morristown, Ohio, and he graduated from Washington and 
Jefiferson College in 1869. Entering the Seminary at Princeton 
in the fall of the same year, he took the full three years' course 



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there and graduated in 1872. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Washington April 26, 1871, and ordained an evangelist by 
the same Presbytery June 14, 1872. In October of the same 
year he sailed as a missionary to India and was stationed in 
Kolhapur until 1875. After this he was stationed at the follow- 
ing places in India: Panalla, 1S76-79; Ratnagiri, 1880-83; Kol- 
hapur, 1884; Ratnagiri, 1885; SangH, 1887-1900; Miraj, 1901- 
02, and Kodoli and Kolhapur, 1902-09. He spent the following 
year on furlough. Resuming his missionary work, he was sta- 
tioned at Miraj, 1910-11 ; Kolhapur, 1911-12; Islampur, 1912-13, 
and Sangli, 1913-22. He then gave up his missionary work and 
returning to this country, resided in Pasadena, CaHf., until his 
death there. May 9, 1927, of angina pectoris within three days 
of the completion of his 80th year. He was buried in the Moun- 
tain View Cemetery, Pasadena, Calif. He received the honor- 
ory degree of D.D. in 1909 from Washington and Jefferson 
College. 

He was twice married: (i) February 11, 1873, in Kolhapur, 
India, to Mary Bunnell, who died February 21, 1901 ; (2) April 
5, 1906, in Mahableshwar, India, to Eliazbeth Emily Sdheur- 
man, who, with three sons and two daughters, survives him. 

ANANIAS LAWRENCE, 
Son of Alpheus and Hannah W. (Parvin) Lawrence, was born 
January 30, 1839, in Bridgeton, N.J. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Methodist-Episcopal church of Har- 
mony, N.J., at the age of nineteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Pennington Seminary, N.J., and he grad- 
uated from Princeton University in 1871. He entered the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in 1871, remaining one year. He was licensed 
as a local preacher by the New Jersey Conference February 26, 
1863 ; ordained as a deacon by Bishop Scott of the New Jersey 



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Conference March 25, 1866, and ordained an elder by the New 
Jersey Conference March 22, 1868. He was pastor of the 
Methodist church at Port Monmouth, N.J., from March 8, 
1864, to March 26, 1867; pastor of the Methodist church of 
Milltown, N.J., from March 26, 1867, to March 30, 1870; pas- 
tor of the Methodist church of Princeton, N.J., from March 
30, 1870, to March 5, 1872. During this pastorate he was a 
student in the Seminary at Princeton for one year, 1871-72. 
He was pastor of the Trinity Methodist Church of Trenton, 
NJ., from March 5, 1872, to March 16, 1875; pastor of the 
Methodist church of Freehold, N.J., from March 16, 1875, to 
April 4, 1876; pastor of the Methodist church of Millville, N.J., 
from April 4, 1876, to March 12, 1879; pastor of the Method- 
ist church of Clayton, N.J., 1879-82 ; pastor of the Methodist 
church of Mt. Holly, N.J., 1882-85 ; pastor of St. Luke's Meth- 
odist Church of Long Branch, N.J., 1885-86; pastor of the 
Union Methodist Church of Camden, N.J., 1886-90; pastor of 
the Broadway Methodist Church, Salem, N.J., 1890-93 ; pastor 
of the First Methodist Church of Vineland, N.J., 1893-95 5 Pas- 
tor of the Hamilton Avenue Methodist Church of Trenton, 
N.J., 1895-99; pastor of the Commerce Street Methodist 
Church of Bridgeton, N.J., 1899-1903 ; pastor of the Methodist 
church of Swedesboro, N.J., 1903-05, and pastor of the Meth- 
odist church of Toms River, N.J., 1905-10. At this time he 
retired from the active ministry and resided in Island Heights, 
N.J., until his death there October 15, 1927, of general debility 
due to old age in his 89th year. He was buried at Toms River, 
N.J. 

He was twice married: (i) March 29, 1866, in Cape May, 
N.J., to Henrietta S. McKaig, who died December 12, 1885; 
(2) December 27, 1887, in Mt. Holly, N.J,, to Hannie J. Harts- 
horn, who, with three sons, survives him. 



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JOHN JOSEPH GRAHAM, 

Son of Matthew and Ann (White) Graham, was born Novem- 
ber II, 1845, in Athlone, Kings County, Ireland. He made a 
pubHc confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
North Sangamon, 111., at the age of seventeen. His preparatory- 
studies were pursued in the North Sangamon Academy, and 
he graduated from Princeton University in 1872. He entered 
the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, remain- 
ing one year. He completed his theological course in the Alle- 
gheny Theological Seminary from which he graduated in 1875. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Allegheny June 16, 1874, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of Mahoning April 28, 1875. 
He then served the following churches : Mineral Ridge, Ohio, 
as stated supply, 1875-1878; Mt. Vernon, 111., as pastor, 1879- 
1883; West Liberty, W.Va., as pastor elect, 1884-1885; the 
Highland Church, Perrysville, Pa., as pastor, 1886-1897; the 
Valley Church of Imperial, Pa., as pastor, 1898-1902; and 
Lowellville, Ohio, as pastor, 1903-1905. After this he resided 
in Cheyenne, N.Dak., from 1906 to 1912, and in Geneva, Ohio, 
from 1912 until his death there April 11, 1927, of heart trouble 
in the 82nd year of his age. He was buried at Geneva. 

He was married September 15, 1875, in Mineral Ridge, Ohio, 
to Frances Amanda Whitney, who with two daughters, survives 
him. 

NICHOLAS FREDERICK STAHL, D.D., 

Son of Nicholas and Sarah Ann (Beebe) Stahl, was born Au- 
gust 30, 1847, in Galena, 111. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the South Presbyterian Church of Galena, 111., at 
the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
under private tutors in Galena and in Beloit College. He grad- 
uated from Princeton University in 1869. After his graduation 
he studied law and engaged in its practice in Galena, Chicago, 



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and San Francisco. He entered the Seminary at Princeton as 
a special student in 1874, remaining one year and receiving a 
special certificate in 1875. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Freeport, August 10, 1875, and ordained by the Presbytery 
of Wooster, October 26, 1875, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the church of Bellville, Ohio, from which he was 
released April 26, 1876. During this pastorate, he also supplied 
the church of Utica, Ohio. He then served the following 
churches : Campbell Park chapel, Chicago, 111., as stated supply, 
1877-78; Muncy, Pa., as stated supply, from August 18, 1878, 
until installed its pastor. May 7, 1880, being released from this 
charge November 25, 1883 ; Montgomery, Pa., as stated supply, 
from 1880 to 1883 ; the Green Ridge Church of Scranton, Pa., 
as pastor, from February 13, 1884, to April 21, 1897. He served 
as chaplain in the United States Army, 1898-99 ; was pastor of 
the church of Delaware City, Del., from October 11, 1900, to 
January 8, 1904 ; served the church of Elmhurst, Pa., as pastor 
elect, from 1904 to 1905, and the church of East ^Mauch Chunk, 
Pa., as pastor, from November 14, 1905, to July 24, 1907. From 
1908 to 1910, he was pastor of the Congregational church of 
Bradford, Vt., and from 191 2 to 1924, pastor of the Calvary 
Presbyterian Church of Riverton, N.J. He then took up his 
residence in Wilmington, Del., continuing there until his death, 
December 27, 1927, of heart failure in the 81 st year of his age. 
He was buried in the Presbyterian Church Cemetery of New 
Castle, Del. He received the honorary degree of D.D. in 1906 
from Richmond College, Ohio. He was chaplain of the Ezra 
Griffin Post 139, from 1889 to 1897, and of the 13th Regiment 
of Pennsylvania Volunteers, from 1898 to 1899. 

He was married December 23, 1875, in New Castle, Del., to 
Mary Amanda Taggart, who, with one son and two daughters, 
survives him. 



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MATTHEW ANDERSON, D.D., 

Son of Timothy and Mary (Croog) Anderson, was born Jan- 
uary 25, 1845, in Greencastle, Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Greencastle at the 
age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
Iberia College, Ohio, and in the Normal Department of Oberlin 
College, from which institution he graduated in 1874. Entering 
the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took 
the full three years' course there and graduated in 1877. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Carlisle June 11, 1878, and 
ordained by the same Presbytery June 12, 1878. From 1877 to 
1879 he was a student at the Yale Divinity School, and during 
this time supplied the Temple Street Congregational Church of 
New Haven. He was stated supply of the Gloucester Mission, 
Philadelphia, from 1879 to 1880. This Mission became the 
Berean Church, which he served as pastor from July 11, 1880, 
until his death. He died January 11, 1928, in Philadelphia of 
pneumonia in the 83rd year of his age. He was buried in 
Philadelphia, Pa. He received the honorary degree of D.D. in 
1904 from Lincoln University. He was moderator of the Pres- 
bytery of Philadelphia Central in 1885. He published: Outline 
History of the Mendi Mission, West Africa, 1877; Presby- 
terianism in its Relation to the Negro, 1897; The Forward 
Movement, 1903; Economic Aspect of the Negro Problem, 
1905 ; Fallacious Criticisms of the Negro, 1907 ; Manual Train- 
ing Among the Negroes in the North, 1908; and other articles. 
He was a member of the American Academy of Political and 
Social Sciences, of the American Negro Academy, of the Penn- 
sylvania Abolition Society, and the National Geographic So- 
ciety. He was a delegate to the Universal Peace Society Con- 
vention in Rouen, France, 1903. In 1889 he founded the Berean 



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Manual Training and Industrial School in Philadelphia and 
was its principal until his death. 

He was married twice: (i) August 17, 1880, in Philadelphia, 
Pa., to Mrs. CaroHne V. (Still) Wiley, who died June 2, 1919; 
(2) July 14, 1920, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Blanche Williams, 
who, with two daughters by his first wife, survives him. 

JOHN ADAMS EWALT, D.D., 

Son of Zachariah Tannehill and Belinda (Adams) Ewalt, was 
born January 25, 1846, in Rowland, Ohio. He made a pubHc 
confession of his faith in the First Congregational Church of 
Oberlin, Ohio, at the age of twenty-one. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the preparatory department of Oberlin College 
and he graduated from that institution in 1874. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1874, remaining there two years. He 
took the third year of his theological course in McCormick 
Theological Seminary from which he graduated in 1877. He 
was licensed by the Presb}1:ery of New Brunswick, April 25, 
1876, and ordained by the Presbytery of Ottawa, May 10, 1877, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the Park Church of 
Streator, III, from which he was released January 31, 1882. 
He was pastor of the church of London, Ohio, from April 11, 
1882, to October 23, 1900; stated supply of the Norwood 
Church of Cincinnati, Ohio, from October, 1900, to April, 
1902 ; pastor elect of the church of Winchester, Ohio, from 
April, 1902, to April, 1907; pastor of the church of Loveland, 
Ohio, from June 24, 1907, to December 20, 191 5 ; pastor of the 
Rainier Beach Church of Seattle, Wash., from March 15, 1916, 
to November 28, 191 7, and stated supply of the Miflin Church 
of Gahanna, Ohio, from 1918 until his death. He died June 5, 
1927, in Oakland, CaHf., of pneumonia in the 82nd year of his 
age. He was buried at Moundsville, W.Va. He received the 



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honorary degree of D.D. in 1898 from Wooster University. He 
was stated clerk of the Presbytery of Ottawa for four years 
and of the Presbytery of Columbus for fourteen years. He was 
commissioner to the General Assembly in 1881, 1887, 1895, 
1907. He was moderator of the Presbytery of Columbus in 
1919. 

He was married September 13, 1877, in Moundsville, W.Va., 
to Elizabeth Mary Ferguson, who died October 13, 1926. One 
son and one daughter survive him. 

OLIVER ALEXANDER KERR, 

Son of William and Margaret Ann (Alexander) Kerr, was 
born October 24, 1848, in Centre Hill, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Columbia, 
Pa., at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in Columbia, Pa., and Hightstown, N.J. He graduated 
from Princeton University in 1871. During the next three years 
he was engaged in teaching in the High School of Lawrence- 
ville, N.J. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1874, tak- 
ing the full three years' course there and graduating in 1877. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Huntington, April 12, 
1876, and ordained by the Presbytery of Monmouth, Septem- 
ber 4, 1877, being installed pastor of the church of Borden- 
town, N.J., from which he was released September 26, 1899. 
This was his only pastorate. After 1899 he was associated with 
the publishers, Dodd, Mead & Company of New York, as 
salesman. He resided in Bordentown, N.J., until his death Oc- 
tober 28, 1926, in Philadelphia, Pa., of pleural pneumonia four 
days after the completion of his 78th year. He was buried in 
the Cemetery of Bordentown, N.J. 

He was married March 27, 1878, in Long Branch, N.J., to 



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Katharine Morrell, who died October 9, 1923. One son survives 
him, 

JOHN P. CAMPBELL, D.D., 

Son of Peter P. and Margaret (McKenzie) Campbell, was 
born August 4, 1850, in Caledonia, N.Y. He made a public 
confession of faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Cale- 
donia, at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in the Le Roy Academy, Le Roy, N.Y. ; in the Falley 
Seminary, Fulton, N.Y., and in the State Normal School of 
Brockport, N.Y. He graduated from Princeton University in 
1875, entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the 
same year, taking the full three years' course and graduating 
in 1878. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Rochester, April 
27, 1877, and ordained an evangelist by the same Presbytery, 
October 29, 1878. He supplied the Faith Mission in Baltimore, 
Md., from 1878 to 1886. At this time this Mission was consti- 
tuted as Faith Church and he was installed its pastor Decem- 
ber 28, 1886, continuing as its pastor until October 7, 1918. 
On his resignation he was made pastor emeritus and resided in 
Baltimore until August, 1927, when he moved to Caledonia, 
N.Y, He died November 6, 1927, in Caledonia, in the 78th year 
of his age. He was buried in the Mumford Rural Cemetery of 
Caledonia. He received the honorary degree of D.D. in 1896 
from New Windsor College. He was commissioner to the Gen- 
eral Assembly many times. He was also several times moder- 
ator of the Presbytery of Baltimore and was moderator of the 
Synod of Baltimore in 1916. He was a delegate to the Sunday 
School Convention in Zurich, Switzerland, in 191 3, and a dele- 
gate to the Alliance of Reformed Churches held in Aberdeen, 
Scotland. He was vice-president of the Mar>dand Tract Society 
and was a member of the Executive Commission of the Gen- 
eral Assembly, 1909-12. 



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He was married February 27, 1890, in Salisbury, Md., to 
Maria Alice Freeny, who died April 11, 1922. 



SAMUEL HALL YOUNG, D.D, 

Son of the Rev. Dr. Loyal and Margaret Porter (Johnston) 
Young, was born September 12, 1847, in Butler, Pa. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the Congregational church 
of Benzonia, Mich., at the age of twenty. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Witherspoon Institute, Butler, Pa., 
and under private tuition of his father. He graduated from 
Wooster University in 1875. He entered the Seminary at 
Princeton in the fall of the same year remaining one year. He 
completed his theological course in the Western Theological 
Seminary, Allegheny, Pa., in 1878. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of West Virginia, April 29, 1877, ^^'^ was ordained 
by the same Presbytery, May 5, 1878. He engaged in work as 
a missionary in Fort Wrangle, Alaska, from June, 1878, to 
July 18, 1888 ; was stated supply of the churches of Long 
Beach and Wilmington, Calif., from September, 1888, until 
installed pastor in February, 1889, and was released from these 
charges March i, 1890. He was stated supply of the Calvary 
Church, Chicago, III, from November, 1891, to October, 1892; 
stated supply of the church of Cedar Falls, Iowa, from Octo- 
ber, 1892, until installed its pastor, June i, 1893, being released 
from this charge, October i, 1895; was stated supply of the 
Westminister Church of Wooster, Ohio, from 1896 to 1897. 
He engaged in work as a missionary in Dawson City, Alaska, 
1897-1898; in Eagle and Rampart, Alaska, from 1898 to 1899; 
in Nome and Teller, Alaska, 1899-1900, and became superin- 
tendent of Presbyterian Missions in Alaska in 1901. He con- 
tinued his missionary work in Alaska until 1912. At this time 
he was made a special representative of the National Board of 



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Missions with headquarters in New York City, continuing as 
such until 1921. From this time until 1925 he was general mis- 
sionary for Alaska and again special representative of the same 
board until his death. He died Sej>tember 2, 1927, in Clarks- 
burg, W.Va., being killed by an electric car within ten days of 
the completion of his 80th year. He was buried in Syracuse, 
N.Y. He received the honorary degree of D.D. in 1899 from 
Wooster University. He was a commissioner to the General 
Assembly in 1901. He organized the first Protestant church 
in Alaska in 1879, the Fort Wrangle Presbyterian Church, and 
also organized churches in other Alaskan towns. He published : 
Alaska Days with John Muir, 1915; Klondike Clan, 1916; 
Adventures in Alaska, 1919; Kenowan, the Hyda Boy, 1919; 
The Mushing Parson, An Autobiography, 1927. He also wrote 
many articles for the New York Evangelist, the Assembly 
Herald and many magazines. 

He was married December 15, 1878, in Sitka, Alaska, to 
Fannie Eddy Kellogg, who died January 13, 1915. Two daugh- 
ters survive him. 

THOMAS MASKELL FINDLEY, D.D, 

Son of William Marshall and Eleanor (Caruthers) Findley, 
was bom September 29, 1847, in Mahoning, Pa. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Glade Run, at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Glade Run Academy and he graduated from 
Monmouth College, Illinois, in 1874. He was an honor man in 
his class. He spent the next two years as principal of the High 
School of Morning Sun, Iowa. He 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 New 
Brunswick, April 28, 1879, ^^^ ordained by the Presbytery of 



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Des Moines, June 22, 1880, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the church of Indianola, Iowa, from which he was 
released June 10, 1883, He was stated supply of the churches 
of Blunt and Canning, Iowa, from July 4, 1883, to June 23, 
1885. During this time he was president of Pierre University, 
South Dakota, He was stated supply of the Ninth Street 
Church of St. Paul, Minn., from December, 1885, to Decem- 
ber, 1887. He was pastor of the Second Church of Duluth, 
Minn., from January 25, 1888, to October 17, 1898. From 1898 
to 1925, he labored as an evangelist in the Presbytery of St. 
Cloud, serving various churches in the Presbytery. He resided 
in Spicer, Minn., from 1898 to 191 1; in Glenwood, Minn., 
1911-1913; in Paynesville, Minn., 1913-1914; and in Spicer, 
Minn., 1914 until his death, February 22, 1928, in Spicer, of 
heart trouble in the 8ist year of his age. He was buried in 
Spicer, Minn. He received the honorary degree of D.D. in 
1921 from Macalester College. He was moderator of the Synod 
of Minnesota in 1894 and commissioner to the General Assem- 
bly in 1890 and 1902. He founded Pierre University now 
Huron College and founded more than twenty churches in the 
Synod of Minnesota. After 1877 he was a special contributor 
to the church papers. 

He was twice married : (i) June 18, 1879, in Tamworth Iron 
Works, N.H., to Abbie May Runnells, who died November 11, 
1880; (2) September 11, 1883, in Chicago, 111., to Lou M. 
Gregory, who, with two sons and one daughter, survives him. 

PRESTON BARR, 

Son of William Taylor and Elizabeth (McBride) Barr, was 
born June 16, 1854, in Taylorsville, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Mattoon, 111., 
at the age of twenty-one. His preparatory studies were pursued 



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in Elderton, Pa., under the Rev. Byron Porter and he grad- 
uated from Princeton University in 1878. Entering the Sam- 
inary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the 
full three years' course there, graduating in 1881. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Kittanning, August 5, 1880, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Winona, April 26, 1882. He was 
stated supply of the churches of Lanesboro and Henrytown, 
Minn., from 1881 to 1882; pastor of the churches of Newton- 
Hamilton and Petersburgh, Pa., from December 23, 1882, to 
April 8, 1884, and stated supply of the Congregational church 
of Ludlow, Mass., from 1884 to 1886. From the latter year 
until 1 891, he resided in Lee, Mass. He was ordained a deacon 
in the Episcopal Church, November 15, 1887, by Bishop Pad- 
dock, and a priest, November 30, 1888, by Bishop Doane. He 
served St. George's Episcopal Church of Lee, Mass., from 1888 
to 1891 and St. Mary's Church of North East Harbor, Me., 
from 1891 to 1893. He was rector of St. Luke's Church, Ta- 
coma, Wash., from 1894 to 1896 and served St. Luke's Church 
of Chatham, N.Y., from 1896 to 1897. He was rector of Christ 
Church and St. Matthew's Church of Enosburgh Falls, Vt., 
from 1898 to 1900. He was rector of St. Martin's Church, New 
Bedford, Mass., 1901-1904. From 1905 until 1908, he was 
superintendent of schools in Lee, Mass., and rector of St. 
John's Church, Wilkinsonville, Mass., from 1910 to 1926. At 
this time he retired from the active work of the ministry, and 
took up his residence in Clinton, North Carolina. He died No- 
vember 7, 1927, in Clinton of shock resulting from the burning 
of his home in the 74th year of his age. He was buried in the 
church graveyard of Wilkinsonville, Mass, 

He was married October 11, 1882, in Bellows Falls, Vt., to 
Alice Darnell Hunter, who died August 23, 1924. Two sons 
survive him. 



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CRAIG BOYD CROSS, 

Son of the Rev. Andrew Boyd and Margaret Irvine (Dickey) 
Cross, was born May i8, 1854, in Oxford, Pa. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Oxford, at the age of thirteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in George S. Carey's School of Baltimore, Md., and 
he graduated from Princeton University in 1875. He spent the 
next four years in teaching at the George S. Carey's School of 
Baltimore. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of 
1879, he took the full three years' course there, graduating in 
1882. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Baltimore, Decem- 
ber 20, 1880, and ordained by the Presbytery of Westminster, 
August 29, 1883, being at the same time installed pastor of 
the church of Chanceford, Pa., from which he was released, 
April 9, 1889. He was pastor of Christ Church, Lebanon, Pa., 
from October 13, 1891, to November 5, 1901. During the next 
three years he resided, without charge, in Oxford, Pa. He was 
pastor of the church of Dickinson, Pa., from June 8, 1904, to 
April 10, 1906, and after this resided as an evangelist in Ox- 
ford, Pa., until his death there, January 2, 1928, of myocarditis 
in the 74th year of his age. He was buried at Oxford, Pa. 

He was married October 12, 1892, in Chanceford, Pa., to 
Rebecca Glenn Keyser, who survives him. 

WILLIAM THADDEUS ELSING, D.D., 

Son or Taddes and Anna (Koster) Elsing, was born June 8, 
1852, in Irnsum, Holland. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the Tabernacle Congregational Church of Chicago, 111., 
at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
the Lake Forest Academy, 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. 



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graduating in 1882. He was licensed and ordained by the Pres- 
bytery of Chicago, May 10, 1882, He then spent six months 
at the University of Berlin. He had only one pastorate, that 
of the De Witt Memorial Church of New York City, from 
1883 to 1923, After giving up this charge he spent some time 
with his sons in the West and then went to Europe. He died 
July 24, 1927, in Merano, Italy, of ulcers of the stomach and 
intestines in the 76th year of his age. He was buried at Mon- 
terey, Mass. He received the honorary degree of D.D. in 1912 
from Union College. He published Lights and Shadows of Life 
in a Great City, 1893. 

He was twice married: (i) May 30, 1882, in Lake Forest, 
111., to Mary Warren, who died November 15, 1918; (2) April 
9, 1924, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Mrs. Emma Bennett, who, with 
two sons by his first wife, survives him. 

WILLIAM THORINGTON DOGGETT, 

Son of John and Mary Ann (Cobb) Doggett, was bom July 
7, 1853, in Guilford County, N.C. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Richmond, 
Ind., at the age of twenty-two. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the New Garden Friends' Boarding School of Guil- 
ford and he graduated from Earlham College, Richmond, Ind., 
in 1878. From 1878 until 1881 he taught in the Academy of 
Spiceland, Ind. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1881, 
he remained there two years. He again taught in the Spice- 
land Academy from 1883 until 1884. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of White Water, April 9, 1884, and ordained by 
the Presbytery of Central Dakota, May 7, 1885. He was stated 
supply of the church of Blunt, S.Dak., from February, 1885, 
to February, 1886 ; stated supply of the church of Crystal Falls, 
S.Dak., from 1886 to 1887; stated supply of the churches of 



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White and Volga, S.Dak., from 1887 to 1888; stated supply 
of the church of Danville, Va., from 1888 to 1890, and pastor 
of the S'helton Memorial Church of Danville, Va., from April 
27, 1890, to April 8, 1908. After this he continued his residence 
in Danville until his death. He supplied the churches of Spring 
Hill and Mt. Carmel, Va., from 1908 until his death. He died 
April 23, 1927, in the Memorial Hospital, Danville, Va., of 
cerebral hemorrhage in the 74th year of his age. He was buried 
in the Leemont Cemetery, Danville, Va. 

He was married November 15, 1888, in Spiceland, Ind., to 
Sarah Ellen Bogue, who, with two sons and two daughters, 
survives him. 

FRANK ROSEBROOK SYMMES, D.D., 
Son of the Rev. Dr. Joseph Gaston and Mary Rosebrook 
(Henry) Symmes, was born October 24, 1856, in Madison, 
Ind. He made a public confession of his faith in the First 
Presbyterian Church of Cranbury, N.J., at the age of thirteen. 
His preparatory studies were pursued in the Brainerd Institute 
of Cranbury, and he graduated from Princeton University in 
1 881. He then spent one year teaching in the public school of 
Cranbury and a second year as a principal of the Academy 
at Columbus, N.J. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1883, 
he took the full three years' course there and graduated in 
1886. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Monmouth, April 
14, 1885, and ordained by the Presbytery of West Jersey, May 
13, 1886, being at the same time installed pastor of the Fair- 
field Church of Fairton, N.J., from which he was released, 
January 28, 1890. He was pastor of the Old Tennent Church 
of Tennent, N.J., from February 18, 1890, to February 18, 
1919. On his resignation, he became pastor emeritus. While 
pastor of this church, he resided in Freehold, N.J., and con- 



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tinued his residence there until his death March 22, 1928, of 
apoplexy in the 72nd year of his age. He was buried in the 
Old Tennent Cemetery. He received the honorary degree of 
D.D. in 1924 from Central College, Iowa. He was permanent 
clerk of Monmouth Presbytery, from 1890 to 191 1; acting 
stated clerk of the same Presbytery from 1910 until 191 1 and 
its stated clerk from 191 1 until 191 3. He wrote A History of 
the Old Tennent Church, 1897, of which a second edition was 
issued in 1904. 

He was married September 26, 1893, in Asbur}^ Park, N.J., 
to Elizabeth Smith Jewell, who, with two daughters, survives 
him. 

SMITH ORDWAY, D.D., 

Son of Jonathan Luther and Orisa Eleanor (Qark) Ordway, 
was born September 28, 1854, in Jasper, N.Y. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church 
of Jasper, at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in Alfred University, N.Y., and he graduated 
from Princeton University in 1884. Entering the Seminary 
at Princeton in 1884, he remained there one year. He com- 
pleted his theological course in the Auburn Theological Semi- 
nary, from which he graduated in 1888. He was licensed by 
the Presbyter}' of Steuben, April 19. 1887, and ordained by 
the same Presb3'tery, April 18, 1888. He was stated supply of 
the church of Pompey Hill, N.Y., from 1888 to 1890; stated 
supply of the church of Marathon, N.Y., 1890-94; pastor of 
the Westminster Church of Syracuse, N.Y., from March 20, 
1894, to November 16, 1895 ; pastor of the church of Sodus, 
N.Y., from December 20, 1895, to April 19, 1905 ; served the 
church of Pittsford, N.Y., from 1905 to 191 1; pastor of the 
Kilburn Memorial Church of Newark, N.J., from December 
7, 191 1, to May 22, 1916; pastor of the IMoravia Church of 



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West Pittsburgh, Pa., from June 27, 191 7, to May 2, 19 18, 
and stated supply of the church of Lewiston, N.Y., from 1918 
to 1923. During this time he was stated supply of the church 
of Modehown, N.Y., from 1920 to 1923. In the latter year he 
was honorably retired from the active ministry and took up 
his residence in Auburn, N.Y., until his death there, October 
26, 1927, of old age in his 74th year. He was buried in the 
Soule Cemetery, Auburn, N.Y. He received the honorary de- 
gree of D.D. in 1923 from Potomac University of Washington, 
DC. 

He was married May 22, 1888, in Owasco, N.Y., to Sarah 
Dubois Parsell, who died April 25, 1925. Two daughters sur- 
vive him. 

THOMAS NEWSOM POTTS, D.D., Ph.D., 

Son of the Rev. Joseph Ezekiel and Mary Anne (Harrell) 
Potts, was born June i, 1863, in Cortlandt, Va. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Methodist church at the 
age of eight. His preparatory studies were pursued in the Ash- 
land Institute, Va., and he graduated from Randolph-Macon 
College in 1882. From 1883 to 1884 he engaged in preaching 
under the direction of the Virginia Conference of the Method- 
ist Church. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1886, 
taking the full three years' course there and graduating in 
1889. He was a graduate student in Princeton University from 
1889 to 1890, receiving his degree of A.M. from that institu- 
tion in the latter year. He was ordained deacon by the Virginia 
Conference of the Methodist Church, November 21, 1891, and 
ordained an elder by the same Conference, November 27, 1893. 
He served the following Methodist churches : Berlin, Md., 
from 1889 to 1890; the Ettrick Church of Petersburgh, Va., 
from 1890 to 1891 ; Trinity Church of Salisbury, Md., from 



536 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [1928 

1891 to 1895; Park Place Church of Richmond, Va., from 
1895 to 1899; the Mt. Vernon Church of Danville, Va., from 
1899 to 1901 ; the church of Farmville, Va., from 1901 to 1903; 
church of Salisbury, Md., from 1903 to 1907, and the Park 
Place Church of Norfolk, Va., from 1907 to 191 1. From 191 1 
to 1914 he labored in the Eastern Shore District of the Vir- 
ginia Conference. From 1914 to 1921 he was Secretary of 
Missions of the Virginia Conference. He was pastor of the 
church of Blackstone, Va., 192 1- 1926, and of Trinity Church, 
Newport News, Va., from 1926 until his death. He died July 
6, 1927, in Newport News of angina pectoris in the 65th year 
of his age. He was buried in Salisbury, Md. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D. in 1895 from St, John's College, 
Annapolis, Md., and the degree of Ph.D. in 1898 from Frank- 
lin College, Ohio. From 1893 to 1895 he was editor of the 
Eastern Shore Methodist. 

He w^as married December 25, 1890, in Trenton, N.J., to 
Addie Parsons, who, with two sons and four daughters, sur- 
vives him, 

EDGAR HEALY ROWE, 

Son of the Rev. John Gallatin and Margaret Ann (Purcell) 
Rowe, was born September 17, 1857, in Westmoreland County, 
Va. He made a public confession of his faith in the Methodist 
Church at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Bowling Green Seminary. He was a student in 
the Randolph-Macon College from 1875 to 1877 and in the 
University of Virginia, during a part of the year 1879-80. He 
was licensed by the Quarterly Conference of the Bowling 
Green Circuit in 1881. He engaged in teaching in the Bowling 
Green Academy from 1878 to 1879; was associate principal of 
Rowling Green High School from 1880 to 1881 ; was a pro- 
fessor in the Seminary of Bowling Green from 1881 to 1882 



1928] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 537 

and principal of the same from 1883 to 1884. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1886 remaining there a short time. 
He served the Methodist church of Boydton, Va., from 1886 
to 1887. He was principal of the Seminary of Bowling Green 
from 1888 to 1894. He was ordained by the Methodist Con- 
ference of Virginia, November 19, 1890, He was president of 
the Wesleyan Female College of Macon, Ga., 1894-1896, and 
president of the Southern Seminary of Bowling Green and 
Buena Vista, Va., from 1896 to 191 9. He resided in Milton, 
Va., from 1919 until his death, April 7, 1927, in the Johnston- 
Willis Hospital of Richmond, Va., of ulcer of the stomach in 
the 70th year of his age. He was buried in the Lakewood 
Cemetery of Bowling Green. 

He was married three times: (i) September i, 1881, in 
Bowling Green, Va,, to Emma Byron Scott, who died August 
21, 1884; (2) August 14, 1888, in Elmwood, Mass., to Mary 
Winslow Shaw, who died October 18, 1905, and (3) June 30, 
1908, in Rodgersville, Tenn., to Frances Walker Hunter, who, 
with three sons and two daughters, survives him. 

DANIEL EDWARDS JENKINS, Ph.D., D.D., 

Son of the Rev. John Mortimer and Jane (Edwards) Jenkins, 
was born December 13, 1866, in Flintshire, North Wales. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian 
church of Orrville, Ohio, at the age of fifteen. He spent one 
year in the preparatory department of Wooster University and 
graduated from Melbourne University, Australia, in 1888. He 
was in the Ormond Divinity Hall of Melbourne, from Febru- 
ary to August, 1889. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
1889 as a middler and graduated in 1891. He was licensed by 
the Presbytery of New Brunswick, April 21, 1891, and or- 
dained by the Presbytery of Chester, September 18, 1891, being 



538 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [1928 

at the same time installed pastor of the church of New Lon- 
don, Pa., from which he was released September 8, 1896. He 
was president and professor of Mental and Moral Sciences in 
Parsons College, Fairfield, Iowa, 1896- 1900. He was pro- 
fessor of Didactic and Polemic Theology in the Presbyterian 
Theological Seminary of Omaha, from 1900 until his death. 
He was the founder and president of the University of 
Omaha, from 1909 until his death. He died November 24, 
1927, in Trenton, N.J., in the 6ist year of his age. He was 
buried in Omaha, Nebr. He received the degree of Ph.D. in 
1897, from Washington and Jefferson College, and the honor- 
ary degree of D.D. in 1906, from the Western University of 
Pennsylvania (now University of Pittsburgh). He was moder- 
ator of the Synod of Nebraska in 1909 and commissioner to 
the General Assembly in 1913. He was the Stone Lecturer at 
the Princeton Theological Seminary, 1905-06, having as his 
subject: The Function and Right of Anthropomorphism in 
Religious Thought. He published many theological and philo- 
sophical reviews in periodicals. He was a member of the 
American Academy of Political and Social Science. 

He was married June 15, 1892, in New Salem, Pa., to Annie 
C. Finley, who, with four sons and one daug'hter, survives him. 

PEDRO RIOSECO, 

Son of Pedro and Margarita (Ramos) Rioseco, was born 
January 27, 1863, i" Puerto Principe, Cuba. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Westminster Presbyterian Church 
of Philadelphia at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Fewsmith Academy of Philadelphia and 
he graduated from Princeton University in 1888. Entering the 
Seminar}-' at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the 
full three years' course there, graduating in 1891. He was 



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licensed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, May 8, 1890, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Baltimore, June 23, 1891. He 
was pastor of the church of Piney Creek, Md., from June 23, 
1891, to October 6, 1896, and of the church of Taneytown, 
Md., from June 24, 1891, to October 6, 1896, and was stated 
supply of the dhurch at Stonega, Va., from February, 1898, to 
March, 1899. At this time he went to Cuba and engaged in 
missionary work in that country from 1899 to 1906. From 

1906 until 1908 he was the agent of the American Bible Society 
in Havana, Cuba. In the latter year he took up his residence in 
Philadelphia, Pa. He was stated supply of the Cedar Park 
Church of Philadelphia, from 1918 to 1920. He died May 14, 
1927, in Philadelphia, of cerebral grippe in the 65th year of 
his age. He was buried in the Westminster Cemetery of Phila- 
delphia. He was a commissioner to the General Assembly in 

1907 and was a member of the Executive Committee of the 
International Sunday School Association. 

He was married May 20, 1891, in Philadelphia, to Margaret 
Jane Malseed, who, with one daughter, survives him. 

WILLIAM WALTER WARNE, 

Son of John and Elizabeth Almeda (Stephens) Warne, was 
born August 23, 1861, in Elizabeth, N.J. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Calvary Presbyterian Church of 
Peoria, 111., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in Park College, and in Knox College, and he grad- 
uated from Pierre University (now Huron College) in 1888. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1888, remaining 
three years but did not graduate. He was licensed by the Pres- 
bytery of South Dakota, June 12, 1890, and ordained by the 
same Presbytery, April 22, 1891. He engaged in missionary 
work among the Chilkat Indians, being stationed at Haines, 



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Alaska, from July, 1891, to March, 1901. He was stated sup- 
ply of the churches of Hanna City and Limestone, 111., from 
1901 to 1902 ; pastor of the church of Florid, and stated supply 
of the church of Granville, 111., from October, 1902, to May, 
1904 ; stated supply of the church of Norwich, N.Dak., from 
June, 1904, to March, 1905, and again from April, 1906, to 
March, 1907. He supplied the churches of Douglas, Ryder, 
and Hiddenwood, N.Dak., for six months in 1905. He was 
stated supply of the church of Norwich, N.Dak., from 1905 
to 1910; stated supply of the churches of Belfrey and Washoe, 
Mont., from 1910 to 191 1, and stated supply of the church of 
Rolette, N.Dak., from 1912 to 1913. After this he resided suc- 
cessively in Jamestown, N.Dak., Norwich, N.Dak., Swift Cur- 
rent, Sask., Can., and again in Norwich, N.Dak. He died Sep- 
tember 6, 1927, in Norwich, of heart failure in the 67th year 
of his age. He was buried in the Brethren Cemetery at Surrey, 
N.Dak. 

He was married June 25, 1891, in CHfton, N.Y., to Viola 
Bigford, who, with one son and four daughters, survives him. 

THOMAS MAXWELL MORRISON, 

Son of Thomas Lyle and Amanda (Springer) Morrison, was 
born November 21, 1867, in Fredericksburg, Va. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Avondale, Pa., at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Avondale High School. He was a student 
in the Delaware State College from 1884 to 1886 and then 
entered Lafayette College from which he graduated in 1888. 
During the next year he engaged in the study of English and 
Hebrew Bible at Lincoln University. Entering the Seminary 
at Princeton in 1889 he took the full three years' course there, 
graduating in 1892. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 



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Chester, April 14, 1891, and ordained by the same Presbytery, 
September 9, 1892. He was assistant pastor of the Memorial 
Church of Philadelphia, from July 19, 1892, to July 16, 1893 ; 
pastor of the church of Shenandoah, Pa,, from February 6, 
1894, to January 31, 1898; pastor of the church of Mahanoy 
City, Pa., from February 9, 1898, to April 21, 1908; pastor of 
the Memorial Church of Bellona, N.Y., from July i, 1908, to 
September 3, 1918, and pastor of the First Church of Johnson 
City, N.Y., from September 27, 191 8, until his death. He died 
May 10, 1927, in Binghamton, N.Y,, of cerebral embolism in 
the 60th year of ihis age. He was buried in Tamaqua, Pa. He 
was permanent clerk of the Presbytery of Lehigh, from 1898 
to 1904 and stated clerk of the same Presbytery from 1904 to 
1907. He was stated clerk of the Presbytery of Binghamton 
from 192 1 to 1924. He was moderator of the Presbytery of 
Binghamton in 1919. He was the author of Patriotic Bellona 
and contributed poems to The Presbyterian of Philadelphia. 
He was married July 18, 1900, in Shenandoah, Pa., to Ma- 
hala Fairchild, Who, with one son, survives him. 

HENRY IRVIN NICHOLAS, 

Son of Jacob Franklin and Clarissa (Meyers) Nicholas, was 
born April 13, 1854, in Hanoverville, Pa, He made a public 
confession of his faith in the German Reformed church of 
Hecktown, Pa., at the age of twenty-eight. He studied in the 
preparatory school of Bethlehem, Pa., and later engaged in the 
study of New Testament Greek under Prof, Harper, After 
this he was a law student and was deputy prothonotary under 
Judge Myers at Easton, Pa. He also engaged in business and 
in Sunday Sdhool missionary work in Texas and Minnesota. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1899, remaining three 
years but did not graduate. He was licensed by the Presbytery 



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of Lehigh, April 21, 1892, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Philadelphia North, June 9, 1892, being at the same time in- 
stalled pastor of the Church of Neshaminy of Warminster, 
Hartsville, Pa., from which he was released September 30, 
1901. He was stated supply of the church of De Land, Fla., 
from 1901 to 1902 ; stated supply of the Pitts Grove Church 
of Daretown, N.J., from 1902 until installed its pastor, Feb- 
ruary 9, 1903, being released from this charge November 9, 
1903, and pastor of the church of Summit Hill, Pa., from 
November 20, 1903, until his death. He died October 26, 1927, 
in Coaldale, Pa., of apoplexy in the 74th year of his age. He 
was buried at Hecktown, Pa. He published : A History of the 
Sabbath School of the First Presbyterian Church, Summit 
Hill, Carbon County, Pa., and sermons and poems in the 
Philadelphia Ledger and other papers. He was unmarried. 

WILLIAM MacFARLAND, 

Son of William and Anne Jane (Irvine) MacFarland, was 
born December 31, 1867, in Castlederg, Ireland. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Second Presbyterian 
Church of Castlederg, at the age of twelve. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Castlederg Intermediate School 
and he graduated from Queen's College, Belfast, in 1890, He 
then entered the Assembly's College, Belfast, taking the first 
two years of his theological course there. He entered the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in 1892 as a senior, remaining one year and 
graduating in 1893. He continued his studies in the Princeton 
Seminary as a graduated student from 1894 to 1895. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, January 7, 1895, 
and ordained by the Presbytery of New Castle, May 27, 1895, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the East Lake 
Church at Wilmington, Del., from which he was released in 



1928] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 543 

February, 1897. He was pastor of the Ann Carmiohael Memo- 
rial Church of Philadelphia, from February 11, 1897, to Sep- 
tember 15, 1903; pastor of the Second Church of Chester, Pa., 
from October 8, 1903, until May 31, 1909, and pastor of the 
Hebron Memorial Church of Philadelphia, from June 15, 1909, 
to July 12, 191 5. At this time he returned to Ireland and re- 
sided in County Antrim until 1926 and after that in Castle- 
derg, Ireland. He died March 25, 1928, in Fintona, County 
Tyrone, Ireland, of apoplexy in the 61 st year of his age. 

JACOB TWYMAN BOYER, D.D., 

Son of James and Eliza Ellen (Brent) Boyer, was born Feb- 
ruary 6, 1866, in Campbellsburg, Ky. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Pisgah Church of Campbellsburg, at 
the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Campbellsburg High School and he graduated from Centre 
College, Ky,, in 1890. After his graduation he engaged in 
teaching in Jefferson town, Ky., for one year. He entered the 
Danville Theological Seminary in 1891 remaining until 1893. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1893 as a senior and 
graduated in 1894. He was licensed by the Presb3^ery of 
Louisville, June 12, 1894, and ordained by the same Presby- 
tery, June 25, 1894. He was stated supply of the churches of 
Cowgill, Polo, and Dawn, Mo., from August, 1894, to August, 
1895 ; stated supply of the churches of Osceola and Vista, Mo., 
from March, 1896, until installed their pastor, April 27, 1897, 
being released from these charges February 28, 1900. He 
served the church of Holden as pastor elect from March, 
1900, to May, 1902; served the Cook Avenue Church of St. 
Louis, Mo., as pastor elect from May, 1902, to December, 
1907; was stated supply of the Third Church of Louisville, 
Ky,, from 1908 to 191 1 ; was stated supply of the church of 



544 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [1928 

Madison, Ind., from 191 1 to 1916; served the church of Wave- 
land, Ind., as pastor elect from 1916 until installed its pastor 
May 30, 1919, being released from this charge December 10, 
1923. He was also pastor of the church of Bethany, Ind., dur- 
ing his pastorate of the church of Waveland, and pastor of 
the church of Flora, Ind., from July 7, 1924, until his death. 
He died September 30, 1927, in Logansport, Ind., of heart 
failure following a surgical operation in the 62nd year of his 
age. He was buried in New Castle, Ky. He received the honor- 
ary degree of D.D. in 191 5 from Hanover College. He was a 
commissioner to the General Assembly in 1898 and was moder- 
ator of the Presbytery of New Albany in 191 5. 

He was married June 24, 1891, in Lagrange, Ky., to Olive 
Mary Ford, who, with one daughter, survives him. 

JOHN TATHAM DUNN, 
Son of Isaac B. and Georgie Frances (Tatham) Dunn, was 
born July 10, 1869, in Elmira, N.Y. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the First Church of Chicago, 111., at the 
age of eleven. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Brockport State Normal School and in the Marietta Academy, 
Ohio. He studied for two years in Marietta College and then 
entered Princeton University, from wihich he graduated in 
1892. He took the first year of his theological course in Mc- 
Cormick Theological Seminary, 1892-93. He then spent a year 
in the study of theology in the Gottingen University, Germany. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1894, he remained two 
years, graduating in 1896. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of Lackawanna, April 21, 1896, and ordained by the same 
Presbytery, September 22, 1896. He was assistant pastor of 
the Secxjnd Church of Scranton, Pa., from the spring of 1896 
to the spring of 1898. He engaged in business as inspector of 



1928] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 545 

customs in Brunswick, Ga., from 1898 to 1899. From this 
time until his death he was engaged in the practice of law in 
Scranton, Pa. He died January 31, 1923, in Scranton of a 
nervous breakdown in the 54th year of his age. He was buried 
at Scranton. 

He was married December 19, 1906, in Wyalusing, Pa., to 
Theo Grace Brown, who with three daughters, survives him. 

CHO HACHIRO KAJIWARA, 

Son of Hachiro and Hiro (Kajiwara) Kajiwara, was born 
September 17, 1870, in Wakamatsu, Aizu, Japan, He was a 
student in the Aoyama Gakuin and the Meiji Gakuin of Tokyo, 
Japan. He spent two years as a special student in Princeton 
University, 1890-92. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
1893, remaining four years and graduating in 1897. He was 
ordained by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, May 19, 1897. 
He then went to Japan Where he engaged in independent work. 
He was a professor in the theological department of the North 
Japan College in Sendai, from 1900 until his death. He died 
August 24, 1927, in Sendai, of heart failure in the 57th year 
of his age. He was buried in Wakamatsu City, Japan. He was 
author of The Mind of Paul and contributed to various peri- 
odical pubHcations. For some twenty years he was engaged by 
the government, teaching "morals" in the Post Office Training 
School. 

He was married in October, 1888, in Wakamatsu City to 
Masa Kajiwara, who, with two sons and three daughters, sur- 
vives him. 

JOHN BROWER McCREERY, 

Son of the Rev. Charles Henry and Cornelia Leverich (Bro- 
wer) McCreery, was born January 3, 1873, in Chetopa, Kan- 



54^ NECROLOGICAL REPORT [1928 

sas. He made a public confession of his faith in the First 
Presbyterian Church of Chetopa, at the age of fifteen. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in the public schools of Che- 
topa. From 1888 to 1890 he attended the college of Emporia. 
Later he entered the University of Michigan from which he 
graduated in 1897. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the 
fall of the same year, he took the full three years' course there 
graduating in 1900. He continued in the Princeton Seminary 
as a graduate student for one year, receiving in 1901 the de- 
gree of B.D. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Bruns- 
wick, June 25, 1901, and ordained by the same Presbytery, 
December 12, 1901. He was stated supply of the First Church 
of Chestertown, N.Y., from December, 1901, to January, 1904; 
stated supply of the First Church of South Wales and of the 
church of Griffin Mills, N.Y., from 1904 to 191 1; stated sup- 
ply of the churches of Gardenville and Sloan, N.Y., from 191 1 
to 19 1 9, and stated supply of the church of Gardenville, from 
1919 until his death. He died July 4, 1927, in the General Hos- 
pital of Buffalo, N.Y., of uremic poisoning in the 55th year of 
his age. He was buried at South Wales, N.Y. 

He was married August 5, 1907, in South Wales, N.Y., to 
Florence Tirzah Emery, who, with one son and one daughter, 
survives him, 

BERT B. HARRISON, 

Son of Thomas and Mary Elenor (Thompson) Harrison, was 
born September 18, 1880, in East Rochester, Ohio. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian 
Church of Lisbon, Ohio, at the age of fourteen. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued at the Lisbon High School and he 
graduated from Wooster University in 1903. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took 
the full three years' course there, graduating in 1906. He was 



1928] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 547 

licensed by the Presbytery of Shenango, October 3, 1906, and 
ordained by the same Presbytery, October 4, 1906, being at 
the same time installed pastor of the church of West Mid- 
dlesex, Pa., from which he was released, September 6, 1909. 
He was pastor of the church at Gerard, Ohio, 1909-1912; 
pastor of the Fairview Church of Thomas, Pa., from Jan- 
uary 7, 1913, to September 16, 1919; pastor of the church 
of McDonald, Pa., from 1919 to 1925, and pastor of the First 
Church of Ford City, Pa., from January 15, 1925, until his 
death. On account of ill health, he gave up his work in De- 
cember, 1927, going to the Overlook Sanitarium in New Wil- 
mington, Pa., and then to the Presbyterian Hospital at Pitts- 
burgh. He died March 26, 1928, in Ford City, Pa,, of arterio- 
sclerosis, in the 48th year of his age. He was buried in the 
Haywood Cemetery of West Middlesex, Pa. He received the 
degree of A.M. from Princeton University in 1905. He was a 
commissioner to the General Assembly in 192 1. 

He was married July 27, 1910, in West Middlesex, Pa., to 
Georgiana Watson, who, with one son, survives him. 

MERLE CLAYTON WINN, 

Son of the Rev. Dr. Thomas Clay and Eliza Caroline (Wil- 
lard) Winn, was born August 28, 1890, in Kanazawa, Japan. 
He made a public confession of his faith in the North Church 
of Osaka, Japan, at the age of eleven. He graduated from 
Knox College, Galesburg, 111., in 1913. Entering the Seminary 
at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three 
years' course there, graduating in 1916. He was licensed and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Peoria, July 15, 1916. He at 
once went as a missionary to Japan, being stationed at Waka- 
yama from 1916 to 1918, and at Kanazawa, from 1918 to 1922. 
He returned to Princeton and entered the Seminary as a grad- 



548 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [1928 

uate student in 1922, remaining one year. Going once more to 
Japan, he engaged in missionary work in Kanazawa from 1923 
to 1927. He returned to this country in the fall of 1927 taking 
up his residence in Germantown, Philadelphia, where he died 
January 17, 1928, of heart disease in the 38th year of 'his age. 
He was buried in Philadelphia. He received the degree of 
Tih.M. from Princeton Seminary in 1923. 

He was married July 18, 1916, in Decatur, 111., to Rowena 
Bell Hudson, who, with two sons and one daughter, survives 
him. 



1928] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 549 

GRADUATE STUDENTS 

EDWIN LAMONT EAGLESON, 

Son of John and Margaret Ann (Clark) Eagleson, was born 
February 16, 1874, in Leesburg, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the United Presbjrterian church of 
Leesburg, at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in Grove City College and he graduated from West- 
minster College, New Wilmington, Pa., in 1899. From this 
time until 1901 ihe taught in the Academy at McAlevys Fort, 
Pa. He entered the Allegheny United Presbyterian Seminary 
in 1901, taking the full three years' course there and graduat- 
ing in 1904. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1904, as 
a graduate student, remaining one year. He was licensed by 
the United Presbyterian Presbytery of Mercer, April 14, 1903, 
and ordained by the United Presbyterian Presbytery of Mus- 
kingum, May 22, 1906, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the United Presbyterian churches of Fairview and Sand 
Hill, Ohio, from which charges he was released, November 
18, 1908. He was pastor of the United Presbyterian church of 
Uniontown, Ohio, from December 8, 1908, to September 25, 
1912, and pastor of the United Presbyterian church of West 
Middletown, Pa., from November 22, 191 2, until his death. 
He died June 11, 1927, in the Ohio Valley Hospital of Wheel- 
ing, W.Va., after an operation, in the 54th year of his age. He 
was buried in Mercer, Pa. He was unmarried. 

JOHANNES GERHARD PLESSCHER, 

Son of the Rev. Jdiannes and Guske (Wuebbena) Plesscher, 
was born December i, 1895, in Lincoln Center Iowa. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the Christian Reformed 



550 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [1928 

church near Clara City, Minn., at the age of sixteen. His 
preparatory studies were pursued in the High School of Par- 
kersburg, Iowa. He was a student in Calvin College, 1914-16, 
and then in the Mission House, Sheboygan, Wis., from which 
he graduated in 191 7. He was a student in the Christian Re- 
formed Seminary of Grundy Center, Iowa, from 1917 until 
1920, graduating in the latter year. He engaged in teaching in 
Grundy College from 1920 to 192 1, He entered the Seminary 
at Princeton in 1921 as a graduate student, remaining two 
years. He was licensed by the Classis of East Friesland of the 
Christian Reformed Church, June 8, 1920. From 1923 to 1926 
he was a teacher in Grundy College. He was ordained June 6, 
1926, by the Classis of East Friesland, being at the same time 
installed pastor of the Christian Reformed church of Ridott, 
111., which he served until his death. He died April 30, 1927, 
in Ridott in the 32nd year of his age. He was buried at Grundy 
center, Iowa. 

He was married August 26, 1920, in Gnmdy Center, Iowa, 
to Minnetta A. Schulta, who, with one son, survives him. 



INDEX 

PAGE 

Anderson, Matthew 523 

Barr, Preston 529 

Blauvelt, Isaac Alstyne 501 

Boyer, Jacob Twyman 543 

Campbell, John P 526 

Carter, Samuel Thomson , 502 

Cross, Craig Boyd 53 1 

Crozier, Hugh , . . , , , 510 

Curtis, William Warren 516 

Dean, Oliver Stone 503 

Doggett, William Thorington 532 

Dunn, John Tatham 544 

Eagleson, Edwin Lamont 549 

Elsing, William Thaddeus 531 

EwALT, John Adams 524 

Fairbanks, Francis Joel 505 

Findley, Thomas Maskell 528 

Fraser, James 517 

Graham, John Joseph 521 

Graham, Joseph Patterson 518 

Harrison, Beet B 546 

Hench, Thomas Hackett 507 

Jenkins, Daniel Edward 537 

Kajiwara, Chohachieo 545 

Kerr, Oliver Alexander 525 

Lawrence, Ananias 519 

Le Boutiluer, George Thomas 511 

McCreery, John Brower 545 

MacFarland, Wuxiam 542 

MiLLiGAN, George Macbeth 513 

Morrison, Thomas Maxwell 540 

Nicholas, Henry Irvin 541 

Ordway, Smith 534 

Pitkin, Paul Henry 508 

Plesscher, Johannes Gerhard 549 



552 INDEX [1928 

PAGE 

Pollock, George Crowe 504 

Potts, Thomas Newsom 535 

RiosECX), Pedro 538 

Rose, Arthur 514 

RowE, Edgar Healy 536 

Smith, George Lockwood 506 

Stahl, Nicholas Frederick 521 

Swinnerton, Henry Ulyate 509 

Sym mes, Frank Rosebrook 533 

Warne, William Walter 539 

Wherry, Elwood Morris 515 

Winn, Merle Clayton 547 

Young, Samuel Hall 527 



NECROLOGICAL REPORT 

PRESENTED TO THE 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

OF 

PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL 
SEMINARY 

AT ITS ANNUAL MEETING 
May 7, 1929 



By the Editor 



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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 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, 
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OFFICERS OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

FOR THE YEAR 1929-1930 

Rev. Charles R. Watson, D.D., '99, President. 

Rev. Malcolm J. MacLeod, D.D., 'go, Vice-President. 

Rev. Robert M. Russell, '15, Secretary. 

Rev. Charles R. Erdman, D.D., '91, Treasurer 

Rev. W. K. McKiNNEY, '00 \ / Additional Members 

Rev. Francis S. Downs, D.D., '10 [ | of the 

Rev. Joseph C. Stuart, '20 ) ( Executive Committee 



1929] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 555 

ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

OF PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 
HELD AT 

Princeton, N.J., May 7, 1929 

The Association met for luncheon in the Gymnasium of 
Princeton University at 12 130 o'clock, with the Rev. Harvey S. 
Murdoch, D.D., Class of 1898 in the Chair. 

Dr. Erdman offered his report as Treasurer. 

Dr. Stevenson was called upon to speak and his address was 
the calling to mind of Dr. William Brenton Greene and Dr. 
William W. Knox. He requested Dr. Beach to offer prayer in 
remembrance of these lives. 

Dr. Murdoch spoke of his work among the mountaineers of 
Kentucky, especially the work in Witherspoon College. 

The Rev. Samuel M. Zwemer, D.D., spoke on Calvinism and 
Mohammedan Missions. 

The Rev. Robert M. Russell, Secretary, in behalf of the Ex- 
ecutive Committee, nominated the following persons as officers 
and members of the Committee for the year 1929-1930: 

President — Rev. Charles R. Watson, D.D., 1899 

Vice-President — Rev. Malcolm J. MacLeod, D.D., 1890 

Treasurer — Rev. Charles R. Erdman, D.D., 1891 

Secretary — Rev. Robert M. Russell, 19 15 

Additional Members of the Executive Committee — 
Rev. W. K. McKinney, 1900 
Rev. Francis Shunk Downs, D.D., 1910 
Rev. Joseph C. Stuart, 1920 

These were unanimously elected. 



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The benediction was pronounced by the Rev. Alfred W. 
Thompson of the Class of 1889. 

ROBERT M. RUSSELL, 

Secretary. 



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ABSTRACT OF THE REPORT 

The Report for the year ending March 31, 1929, contains 
notices of Professor WiUiam Brenton Greene, Jr., D.D., and of 
sixty-one other alumni and students in the Seminary. Five of 
these died in previous years ; but the fact of their death did not 
come to the attention of the Editor in time for an earher Report. 

The oldest, as alumnus, was the Rev. William B. Marsh, 
LL.D., '63, who died at the age of eighty-four years and two 
months. Three had passed their ninetieth year, seventeen their 
eightieth, and sixteen their seventieth, year. The youngest died 
at the age of twenty-two years and eleven months. The average 
age of the sixty-two was seventy-two years and ten months. 
The average confessional age, as far as obtained, was fifteen 
years. 

The Report contains the following names : 

PROFESSOR 
class died 

1880. William Brenton Greene, Jr., D.D. Nov. 16, 1928 

ALUMNI 

1863. William Blackmore Marsh, LL.D. Jan. 21,1929 

1864. Alfred Brittin Baker, D.D. July 30, 1928 

1866. Samuel Augustus Hayt, D.D. Feb. 26, 1929 
Davis Lincoln Rathbun Nov. 21, 1928 

1867. Edward Herrick Griffin, D.D., LL.D. Jan. 22, 1929 
Cornelius Ladd Kitchel Feb. 15, 1929 
Henry Clifton Thomson, D.D. Aug. 15, 1928 
Charles Wiltshire Wood Nov. 21, 1928 

1868. James Napoleon Walker Jan. 16, 1929 

1869. Charles Ruggles Strong " Oct. 20, 1928 

1870. William Miller Kisselman Imbrie, D.D. Aug. 4, 1928 
William Prescott White, D.D. Feb. 22, 1929 

1871. Silas Augustus Davenport May 11, 1928 



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[1929 



John Hoyt Lockwood, D.D. Oct. 20, 1928 

James Richard Russel, Ph.D. March 21, 1928 

1872. James Potter Colfelt June 28, 1923 

1873. Charles Henry Asay July 30, 1927 
Norman White Cary May ii, 1928 
John Miller Cross Aug. 11, 1928 

1874. Thomas Lox-e Springer April 5, 1928 

1875. George Scott Bell, D.D. Sept. 10, 1928 
Arthur Newell Bruen Oct. 18, 1927 
Frederick Beal Du Val, D.D. ' May 15, 1928 
John Murray Feb. 18, 1929 

1877. William Close Herdman July 17, 1928 

1878. Thomas Johnston Clarkson Webster Jan. 15, 1929 

1879. Charles Noble Frost, D.D. Jan, 11, 1929 
Edwin Patten Robinson Oct. 17, 1928 

1880. David Dyffrynog Jenkins Aug. 4, 1928 
Thomas Chalmers Potter, D.D. Oct. 14, 1928 
Alexander Russell Stevenson, D.D. Jan. 15, 1929 

1881. William Aspy Hough Sept. 8, 1928 

1884. Chauncey Theodore Edwards, D.D. Nov. i, 1928 
Caesar Augustus Rodney Janvier, D.D. Nov. 3, 1928 
Thomas Rankin McDowell April 19, 1928 

1885. Jeremiah Boston Work, D.D. March 27, 1929 

1886. Evan Mohr Landis March 5, 1929 
Daniel Stuart Moore, D.D. April 11, 1928 

1888. Mugltidich Choghauji Gabrielian, M.D. July 7, 1925 

1889. Richard Morse Hodge, D.D. May 16, 1928 
William Taylor Morrison March 28, 1929 

1890. Charles Augustus Lippincott, D.D., LL.D. March 14, 1929 

1891. Samuel McCausland Killen Feb. 12, 1929 
Charles Barnes Williams, Ph.D. Nov. 17, 1928 

1892. George Bergen Westcott Van Dyke April 3, 1928 

1893. Thomas Freeman Dixon, D.D. Feb. 2, 1929 

1894. Samuel Gillespie March 2, 1928 
Francis Palmer Oct. 26, 1928 
Albert James Weisley, D.D. Jan. 28, 1929 

1896. James Moore May 15, 1928 

1898. Joseph Gaston May 4, 1928 

1906. Robert Craig Jenkins April 3, 1928 



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1912. 
1913- 
1917. 
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Henry Harris 
John Hall Axford 
Frederick Clifton Thomson 
Henry Arjen Bilkert 
Howard Adams Hill 



GRADUATE STUDENTS 

1885-1886. William Cowan Clemens, D.D. 

1891-1892. William Henry Pumphrey, Ph.D., D.D. 

1904-1905. George Phillips Tattrie 

1922-1923. Roy D. Echlin, D.D. 



559 

April 23, 1928 

March 6, 1929 

Dec. 25, 1928 

Jan. 21, 1929 

July 18, 1928 



Sept. 19, 1928 

July 27, 1928 

March 9, 1927 

Oct. 29, 1928 



560 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [1929 

PROFESSOR 

WILLIAM BRENTON GREENE, JR., D.D., 

Son of William Brenton and Eliza Harriet (Arnold) Greene, 
was bom August i6, 1854, in Providence, R.I. He made a pub- 
lic confession of his faith in the Madison Square Presbyterian 
Church of New York City, at the age of thirteen. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued in the Collegiate Institute of Mr, 
M. W. Lyon in New York City, and he graduated from Prince- 
ton University in 1876. After his graduation he spent a year in 
teaching at the Princeton Preparator>- School. He entered the 
Seminary at Princeton in 1877 taking the full three years' 
course there and graduated in 1880. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Boston April 14, 1880, and ordained by the same 
Presbytery June 3, 1880, beinj^ at the same time installed pastor 
of the First Presbyterian Church of Boston. He was released 
from this charge April 11, 1883. He became pastor of the Tenth 
Church of Philadelphia May 14, 1883, being released December 
5, 1892, that he might accept a call to the Stuart Professorship 
of the Relation of Philosophy and Science to the Christian Reli- 
gion in Princeton Seminary. The name of this chair was changed 
to that of Stuart Professor of Apologetics and Christian Ethics 
in 1903. He occupied this chair until his death November 16, 
1928, in Princeton, New Jersey, of heart failure in the 75th year 
of his age. He was buried in Providence, R.I. He received the 
honorar}' degree of D.D. from Princeton University in 1891. 
He was a member of the Board of Publication and Sabbath 
School \\'ork from 1885 to 1915, and its Vice-President from 
1892 to 1912. He pubHshed: The New Theology, 1885; The 
Function of Reason in Christianity, 1893, and Christian Doc- 
trine, 1905. He wrote numerous articles in The Presbyterian 
and Reformed Review, The Princeton Theological Review, The 



1929] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 561 

Presbyterian Quarterly, and other periodicals. He was a fre- 
quent contributor to The Presbyterian, The New York Ob- 
server, The Presbyterian Journal and other weekly papers. Most 
of these latter were concerned with the Revision Controversy, 
the Brigg's Controversy, and the Cumberland Union Contro- 
versy. 

He was married September 2, 1880, in East Greenwich, R.I., 
to Katharine Porter Greene, who survives him. 



562 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [^9^9 

ALUMNI 

WILLIAM BLACKMORE MARSH, LL.D., 

Son of Moses and Hannah (Blackmore) Marsh, was born 
October 26, 1844, in Truro, N.S., Canada. He made a pubhc 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Waukesha, 
Wis., at the age of thirteen. He studied in the Preparatory 
School of Waukesha and graduated from Carroll College in 
i860. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same 
year, he took the full three years' course there, graduating in 
1863. He continued his studies in the Seminary as a graduate 
student for one year. From 1864 to 1865 he was an agent of 
the United States Sanitary Commission. He was licensed Feb- 
ruary 7, 1865, by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, and or- 
dained April 25, 1866, by the Presbytery of Bloomington. He 
served the churches of Gilman and Piper City, 111., as pastor 
elect from August 1865 to April 1867. He was pastor of the 
churches of Northfield and Bedford, O., from April 1867 to 
April 1871 ; stated supply of the church of Huron, N.Y., from 
December 1871 to December 1873; pastor of the church of 
Victor, N.Y., from December 1873 to December 1875; stated 
supply of the Congregational church of Tallmadge, O., from 
December 1875 to January 1886; pastor of the Congregational 
church of Burton, O., from January 1886 to May 1889; pastor 
of the Congregational church of Springfield, O., from May 
1889 to December 1890; pastor of the Congregational church 
of Columbus, O., from December 1890 to March 1892, and 
pastor of the Congregational church of Ironton, O., from 1892 
to 1897. At this time he retired from active service on account 
of his health, residing at Columbus, O. He died January 21, 
1929, in Tallmadge, O., of exhaustion in the 85th year of his 



1929] NECROLOGICAL REPORT 563 

age. He was buried in Northfield, O. He received the degree of 
A.M. from Princeton University in 1864 and the degree of 
LL.D. from Carroll College in 1926. He published: From Sinai 
to Mt. Zion : A Study in the Evolution of Religion, and Five 
Christianities and the Jesus Way. 

He was married September 5, 1867, in Northfield, O., to 
Elvira Chapin Means, who, with two sons and two daughters, 
survives him. 

ALFRED BRITTIN BAKER, D.D., 

Son of Elihu and Joanna Butler (Carter) Baker, was born 
August II, 1836, in Matawan, N.J. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 111., 
at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in the Matawan Academy and he graduated from Princeton 
University in 1861. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
the fall of the same year, remaining only one year. He completed 
his theological course in the General Theological Seminary, 
New York City, 1862-64. He was ordained a deacon by Bishop 
Odenheimer, July 5, 1864, and a priest by the same bishop, July 
5, 1865. He was assistant to the rector of Christ Church, New 
Brunswick, N.J., from 1865 to 1866, and rector of Trinity 
Church, Princeton, N.J., from 1866 to 1914 when he became 
rector emeritus. He continued living in Princeton until his death 
there July 30, 1928, after a long illness in the 92nd year of his 
age. He was buried in Princeton. He received the honorary de- 
gree of D.D. from Princeton University in 1891. He was secre- 
tary to the Diocesan Convention for twenty years. He was 
dean of the Convocation of New Brunswick from 1888 to 1910. 
He was dean of the Cathedral of the Diocese from 1919 until 
his death, and president of the standing committee of the Dio- 
cese from 1900 until his death. He published : The Records of 



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Trinity Church, Princeton, 1833-1908, Princeton, 1908, and 
Keeping Faith and other sermons, New York, 1924. 

He was married April 22, 1867, in New Brunswick, NJ., to 
EmiHa Jane Stubbs, who died June 28, 191 3. One son survives 
him. 

SAMUEL AUGUSTUS HAYT, D.D., 

Son of Samuel Augustus and Lavinia (Nichols) Hayt, was 
born June 13, 1841, in Fishkill, N.Y. He made a pubHc confes- 
sion of his faith in the Dutch Reformed church of Fishkill, at 
the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Mass., and he graduated 
from Princeton University in 1863. He entered the Seminary 
at Princeton in the fall of the same year, remaining one year. 
He was a student in Union Theological Seminary, New York 
City, 1864-65 and in the University of Berlin, 1865-66. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of North River in 1867, and ordained 
by the Classis of Albany, October 30, 1867. He was pastor of the 
Second Presbyterian Church of Belvidere, N.J., from 1868 to 
1870; pastor of the church of Ballston Spa, N.Y., from 1870 to 
1876, and pastor of the Stone Street Church of Watertown, 
N.Y., from 1876 to 1898. He served the Mayflower Congrega- 
tional Church of Indianapolis, Ind., from 1899 to 1900. After 
this he resided in Binghamton, N.Y., from 1900 to 1901 ; in 
Norfolk, Conn., from 1901 to 1902 ; in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., from 
1902 to 1903, and in New York City, from 1903 to 1904. In 
1904 he became librarian of the Public Library of Watertown, 
N.Y., holding this position until his death. He died February 
26, 1929, in Watertown of old age in his 88th year. He was 
buried in \\^atertown. He received the honorary degree of D.D. 
from the University of New York in 1887. 

He was married November 4, 1869, in Binghamton, N.Y., to 



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Josephine Marian Harper, who died in April 1880. Two daugh- 
ters survive him. 

DAVIS LINCOLN RATHBUN, 

Son of Jacob Sharp and Mary (Davis) Rathbun, was born Au- 
gust 25, 1838, in West Liberty, Logan Co., Ohio. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church 
of St. Charles, Mo., at the age of nineteen. He was graduated 
from Central College, Mo., in 1861. He then spent two years 
engaged in teaching. He was a student in Danville Theological 
Seminary from 1863 to 1865. Entering the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in the latter year as a senior, he remained one year, gradu- 
ating in 1866. He was licensed by the Presbytery of St. Louis, 
June 7, 1865, and ordained an evangelist by the same Presbytery, 
April 5, 1867. He served the following churches: stated supply, 
Franklin, Mo., from June 1866 to December 1867; pastor elect, 
Frostburg, Md., from January 1868 to December 1869; pastor, 
Chestnut Grove Church, Sweet Air, Md., from May 7, 1870 to 
July 7, 1885 ; pastor, Franklinville, Md., from January 1875 to 
December 1885; pastor, Darnestown, Md., from October 28, 
1885 to January 20, 1890; pastor, Falls Church, Va., from 
October 1890 to May 1900; stated supply, Gridley, Cal., from 
May 1900 to July 1905 ; stated supply. Second Street Mission, 
San Francisco, Cal., from 1905 to 1906, and stated supply of two 
Congregational churches of Sonoma Co., Cal., from 1907 to 
1908. At this time he was honorably retired from active service. 
He resided in Santa Rosa, Cal., until his death there, November 
21, 1928, of paralysis in the 91st year of his age. He was buried 
in Santa Rosa, Cal. 

He was married May 30, 1867, in Baltimore, Md., to Rosanna 
S. O'Bryon, who died December 28, 1926. One son and two 
daughters survive him. 



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EDWARD HERRICK GRIFFIN, D.D., LL.D., 

Son of Nathaniel Herrick and Hannah Elizabeth (Bulkley) 
Griffin, was born November i8, 1843, in Williamstown, Mass, 
He made a public confession of his faith in the First Congre- 
gational Church of WiUiamstown, at the age of fifteen. He re- 
ceived his preparatory training in \\'illiamstown largely from 
his father and he graduated from Williams College in 1862. He 
then spent a year in teaching in the Albany /\cademy, N.Y. He 
entered the Seminar}- at Princeton in 1863, remaining one year. 
From 1864 to 1865 he was a tutor in Williams College. He re- 
turned to Princeton Seminary in 1865 for the second year of his 
theological course. He entered Union Theological Seminary, 
N.Y., in 1866 as a senior, graduating from that institution in 
1867. He was licensed by the North Berkshire Congregational 
Association in June 1866, and ordained by a Congregational 
Council at Burlington, \'t., February 6, 1868, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the Congregational church of Burling- 
ton, from which he was released, August 12, 1872. He was pro- 
fessor of Latin in Williams College, from 1872 to 1881 ; of 
Rhetoric in the same college, from 1881 to 1886; and Mark 
Hopkins Professor of Intellectual and floral Philosophy, from 
1886 to 1889. He was professor of the History of Philosophy 
and dean of Johns Hopkins University, from 1889 to 191 5. He 
continued his residence in Baltimore until 1928 when he moved 
to Riverdale. New York City. He died Januar}- 22, 1929, in 
Riverdale of complication of diseases in the 86th year of his 
age. He was buried in Williamstown, Mass. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D. from Amherst College in 1880 and 
the degree of LL.D. from Princeton University in 1888, and 
from Williams College in 1905. He was a member of the Ameri- 
can Philosophical Society and of the American Psychological 
Society. He published six articles on Aspects of Contemporary 



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Philosophy in the Presbyterian and Reformed Review in 1901 
and 1902. 

He was married May 22, 1872, in Burlington, Vt., to Rebekah 
Wheeler, who died May 15, 1906. Two sons survive him. 



CORNELIUS LADD KITCHEL, 

Son of the Rev, Dr. Harvey Dennison and Ann Smith (Sheldon) 
Kitchel, was born July 5, 1841, in Plymouth Hollow (now 
Thomaston), Conn. He made a public confession of his faith in 
the First Congregational Church of Detroit, Mich., at the age of 
fifteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in Phillips Acad- 
emy, Andover, Mass., and he graduated from Yale University 
in 1862, receiving the Phi Beta Kappa key. After his graduation 
he spent two years in the ofifice of the Pennsylvania Railroad 
Company, at Altoona, Pa. He entered the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in 1864, remaining one year. He completed his theological 
course in the Yale Divinity School from which he graduated 
in 1867. He was licensed by the New Haven Centre Congrega- 
tional Association, June 6, 1866. From 1867 to 1869 he traveled 
and studied abroad. From 1869 to 1870 he was a graduate stu- 
dent in the Yale Divinity School. He was ordained by an Ec- 
clesiastical Council at Guilford, Conn., April 13, 1870, being 
at the same time installed pastor of the First Congregational 
Church of Guilford. He was released from this charge March 
24, 1873. From 1873 to 1877 he was engaged in business in 
Altoona, Pa. He was pastor of the Congregational church of 
Salisbury, Conn., from December 10, 1877, to November 7, 
1883, when ill health compelled him to give up the pastorate. He 
resided in Altoona, Pa., from 1884 to 1887. He was instructor 
in Greek in Yale University from 1887 to 1900, and had charge 
of the Bureau of Self Help (later Bureau of Appointments) of 
Yale University from 1900 to 1909, retiring on account of the 



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age limit. He died Februai*}' 15, 1929, in New Haven of pneu- 
monia in the 88th year of his age. He was buried in the Grove 
Street Cemetery of New Haven. He edited Plato's Apology, 
Crito and Phaedo. In 1865 he served as a private in the 136th 
Pennsylvania Infantr}-. 

He was married August i, 1867, in Altoona, Pa., to Alice 
Lloyd, who, with one son, survives him. 

HENRY CLIFTON THOMSON, D.D., 

Son of Samuel Harrison and Magdalen Sophronia (Clifton) 
Thomson, was bom August 3, 1844, in Hanover, Ind. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Hanover, at the age of thirteen. He graduated from Hanover 
College in 1862. He was tutor of Greek and Latin in Hanover 
College from 1862 to 1864. He entered the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in 1864, taking the full three years' course there and gradu- 
ated in 1867. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Al- 
bany (Old School) in May 1866, and ordained by the Presby- 
tery of Crawfordsville, September 9, 1868. He was stated supply 
at Bethel and Union, Ind., from 1867 to 1869; pastor. Wave- 
land and stated supply, Carpentersville, Ind., from 1869 to 
1872. From 1872 to 1892 he engaged in missionary and educa- 
tional work in Mexico. He was stated supply of the church of 
San Luis Obispo, Cal., from 1892 to 1893; stated supply of the 
church of Cambria, Cal., from 1894 to 1898; stated supply of 
the church of Grant's Pass, Ore., in 1899, and stated supply of 
the church of Union, Ore., from 1899 until installed its pastor 
in 1900, continuing in this charge until 1901. He was a teacher 
in the Manual School, Albuquerque, N. Mex., from July 1901 
to July 1907. From 1908 to 1909 he engaged in home mission 
work in Taos, N. Mex. From 1909 to 1912 he was a missionary 
in Porto Rico. He spent the next four years in Spain. He was a 



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teacher of Spanish, Greek, and Latin in Occidental College, 
Los Angeles, Cal., from September 191 7 to June 1921. He died 
August 15, 1928, in Los Angeles in the 85th year of his age. He 
was buried in Cambria, Cal. He received the honorary degree 
of D.D. from Hanover College in 1891. He pubHshed in Span- 
ish : With Romanists on Justification by Faith, 1874; The 
Roman Catholic Church Teaches and Practices Idolatry, 1874; 
On Transubstantiation, 1874; With Spiritists, 1874; Commen- 
tary on Epistle to the Hebrews, 1875; "Nuestros Himnos," 
1885 ; Harmony of the Gospels, in outline, 1880; the same with 
full text, 1905 ; Historia Sagrada,' 1914; La Vida de Jesuchristo 
basada en los cuatro evangelios. He translated into Spanish the 
Constitution of the Presbyterian Church, 1874; Tischendorf's 
"When Were Our Gospels Written?" 1875, and W. H. 
Green's Lectures on Old Testament Introduction, 1884. He 
edited "La Autorcha Evangelica," 1873-1876; "El Faro," 1884- 
1892 ; and "La Aurora," 1902-1904. 

He was married three times : (i) June 13, 1872, in Waveland, 
Ind., to Anna Ladd, who died April 16, 1895; (2) May 25, 
1899, in Santa Cruz, Cal., to Mrs. Laura M. (McCord) Naylor, 
who died November 2, 191 9; (3) July 27, 192 1, in Los Angeles, 
Cal., to Amy Hatch, who, with one son and three daughters by 
his first wife, survives him. 

CHARLES WILTSHIRE WOOD, 

Son of William Jackson and Catharine Ann (Wilcox) Wood, 
was born December 14, 1836, in Green Bay, Wis. He made 
a public confession of his faith in the Third Presbyterian 
Church of Rochester, N.Y., at the age of twenty. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued under Professors Richardson and 
Quimby of Rochester University and he graduated from 
Rochester University in 1864. Entering the Seminary at Prince- 



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ton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three years' 
course there, graduating in 1867. He was licensed by the Pres- 
bytery of Rochester in May 1866, and ordained by the same 
Presbytery in December 1867. He was for a time stated supply 
of the church of Oakfield, N.Y., and pastor of the church of 
Green Island, N.Y., from 1879 to 1880. He spent the next ten 
years in Troy, N.Y., doing the work of an evangelist and city 
missionary. From 1891 to 1892 he lived in Brooklyn, N.Y. He 
served the church of Mt. Freedom, N.J., as pastor elect, from 
1892 to 1895, and the church of Fairmount, N.J., from 1896 to 
1897. He engaged in editorial work in Hampton, Va., from 
1898 to 1900, and in Brighton, N.Y., from 1900 to 1901. He re- 
sided in Rochester, N.Y., from this time until his death there, 
November 21, 1928, of heart failure in the 92nd year of his age. 
He was buried in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, N.Y. 

He was married June 18, 1867, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Clara 
Gertrude Hazard, who died March 17, 1919. Two sons and two 
daughters survive him. 

JAMES NAPOLEON WALKER, 

vSon of James and Sarah Pennington (Robinson) Walker, was 
born August 7, 1841, in Philadelphia, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Sixth Presbyterian Church of 
Philadelphia, at the age of seventeen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued under Henry D. Gregory of Philadelphia, and he 
graduated from Lafayette College in 1865. He received the de- 
gree of A.M. from this college in 1869. He entered the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in 1865, remaining only five months. He de- 
voted his life to teaching in Philadelphia. He taught in the 
school of the Rev. R. H. MacMullin, from 1865 to 1866; in 
Saunder's West Philadelphia Institute, from 1866 to 1869; in 
the school of Henry D. Gregory, from 1869 to 1872; in Rugby 



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Academy, from 1872 to 1877 ; in the instruction of private pupils 
from 1878 to 1892, and as professor of English and Literature 
in Girard College, from 1892 to 1912. After this time he con- 
tinued his residence in Philadelphia until his death there Janu- 
ary 16, 1929, of dilation of the heart in the 88th year of his age. 
He was buried in Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia. 

He was married December 12, 1877, in Frankford, Philadel- 
phia, Pa., to Julia Lee Jones, who died March 13, 1923. One 
daughter survives him. 

CHARLES RUGGLES STRONG, 

Son of Selah Brewster and Cornelia (Udall) Strong, was bom 
January 12, 1844, in Setauket, L.L, N.Y. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Setauket, 
at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
under the Rev. Dr. Evans of Setauket, and he graduated from 
Yale University in 1864. He engaged in the study of law in the 
Albany Law School, receiving the degree of LL.B. in 1866. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1866, he took the full 
three years' course there, graduating in 1869. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Long Island, April 13, 1869, and ordained 
by the same Presbytery, September 19, 1870. From 1869 to 
1870 he engaged in home missionary work in Sing Sing, N.Y. 
He was pastor of the church of Roslyn, L.L, from 1871 to 1877, 
when he retired from active work in the ministry. He resided 
in Santa Barbara, Cal, from 1877 to 1880; in St. Paul, Minn., 
from 1880 to 1883 ; in New Brunswick, N.J., from 1883 to 1903, 
and in Plainfield, N.J., from 1903 until his death there, October 
20, 1928, of heart failure in the 85th year of his age. He was 
buried in Roslyn, L.L 

He was married July 6, 1870, in Sing Sing (now Ossining), 
N.Y,, to Esther Boorman, who, with five sons, survives him. 



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WILLIAM (MILLER KISSELMAN) IMBRIE, 

D.D., 

Son of Charles Kisselman and Elizabeth (Miller) Imbrie, was 
born January i, 1845, in Rahway, N.J. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Jersey 
City, X.J., at the age of thirteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the school of Dr. Quackenbos in New York City. He 
was a student in Columbia University from 1861 to 1863, and 
then entered Princeton University from which he graduated in 
1865. He then spent two years in business and in private study. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1867, taking the full 
three years' course there, and graduating in 1870. He remained 
as a graduate student for one year. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Jersey City, April 18, 1871, and ordained by the 
same Presbytery October 8, 1873, being at the same time in- 
stalled pastor of the church of Lake View, N.J., from which he 
was released, Januarj^ 12, 1875. He was a professor in the Meiji 
Gakuin, Tokyo, Japan, from 1875 to 1893. Returning to Amer- 
ica in the latter year, he resided in Lawrenceville, N.J., until 
1900. He was a missionary in Tokyo, from 1901 to 1922, when 
he was honorably retired from active work. He resided in Chi- 
cago, 111., from 1922 to 1928, and in Evanston, 111., from 1928 
until his death there, August 4, 1928, of cancer in the 84th year 
of his age. He was buried in the Memorial Park Cemetery of 
Evanston. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from 
Princeton University in 1884. He published : Handbook of Eng- 
lish Japanese Etymology, 1880; The Life of Christ, 1884; The 
Church of Christ in Japan, 1906; and Wa and Ga, 1914. The 
Japanese government conferred upon him the Fourth Degree 
of the Order of the Rising Sun in 1909. 

He was married September 9, 1873, in Jersey City, N.J., to 
Elizabeth Doremus Jewell, who, with two sons, survives him. 



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WILLIAM PRESCOTT WHITE, D.D., 

Son of Michael Graham and Catherine (Dampman) White, 
was born March 22, 1840, in Honey Brook, Pa. He made a 
pubHc confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of 
Waynesburg, Pa., at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Pennsylvania State Normal School, Millers- 
ville, Pa. He engaged in teaching in the Excelsior Normal In- 
stitution, Carversville, Pa., from 1862 to 1864. He then entered 
Amherst College from which he graduated 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 Donegal, April 13, 1869, and or- 
dained by the Presbytery of Lackawanna, November 2, 1870, 
being at the same time installed pastor of the church of Ply- 
mouth, Pa., from which he was released, April 18, 1883. He was 
pastor of the church of Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, from December 
4, 1883, to February 15, 1892. From this time until his death he 
was the financial secretary of Lincoln University. He was also 
editor of the Presbyterian Journal, Philadelphia, from 1894 to 
1903, and associate editor of the Westminster, Philadelphia, 
from 1904 to 1910. He was later the Philadelphia correspondent 
of the Presbyterian Advance until his death. He died February 
22, 1929, in Philadelphia, of angina pectoris in the 89th year of 
his age. He was buried in Honey Brook, Pa. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D. from Washington College, Tenn., in 
1892. He was the stated clerk of the Presbytery of Lackawanna, 
from 1878 to 1882. He was at one time moderator of the Pres- 
bytery of Lackawanna, and also of the Presbytery of Philadel- 
phia North. He was a commissioner to the General Assembly 
in 1874, 1 88 1 and 1920. He edited the Presbyterian Hand- 
book in 1887, 1888, 1889 and 1890. He published: Historical 
Facts and Reminiscences of the Honey Brook Presbyterian 



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Church, 1910 ; Presbyterian Churches of Germantown, Mt. 
Airy and Chestnut Hill, and Presbyterian Churches of Phila- 
delphia. He published also a number of sermons. He was 
Vice-President of the Permanent Synodical Committee of Sus- 
tentation and Home Alission of Pennsylvania from its organi- 
zation to 1924. 

He was married twice: (i) March 14, 1871, in Philadelphia, 
Pa,, to Mary A. Reed, who died July 2, 1882; (2) July 24, 
1884, in Washington, Pa., to Annie McKean, who, with two 
sons by his firit wife, survives him. 

SILAS AUGUSTUS DAVENPORT, 

Son of Silas and Betsy Ann (St. John) Davenport, was born 
June 2."/, 1846, in Brooklyn, N.Y. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Third Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth, N.J., 
at the age of twelve. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
Elizabeth under the Rev. John Young and the Rev. John F. 
Pingry, and he graduated from Yale University in 1868, receiv- 
ing the Phi Beta Kappa key. He entered the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in 1868, remaining two years. He then entered Union Theo- 
logical Seminar}-, N.Y., from which he graduated in 1871. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Newark (New School) in 
April 1870, and ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of 
EHzabeth, April 11, 1871. He then engaged in the study of 
medicine in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York 
City, from which he graduated in 1873. He engaged in work as 
a missionary and physician in Ningpo, China, from 1873 to 
1874. Returning to this country he was pastor of the church of 
Port Carbon, Pa., from April 27, 1875, to July 11, 1877. He 
served the church of Landisburgh, Pa., from 1878 to 1880. He 
was pastor of the church of Middle Tuscarora, Pa., from April 
20, 1880, to October i, 1883; pastor of the Aisquith Street 



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Church, Baltimore, Md., from 1883 to 1888; stated supply of 
the church of San Diego, Cal., from 1888 to 1890; pastor of 
the Middle and Lower Tuscarora churches, Pa., from 1890 to 
1898, and pastor of the churches of Robertsdale and Sherman 
Valley, Pa., from 1899 to 1900. After this he resided on a farm 
near Spruce Hill, Pa., until 191 1. He resided in McMechen, 
W.Va., from 191 1 to 1916, and in Cambridge, Ohio, from 
1916 until his death there, May 11, 1928, of myocarditis and 
the infirmities of age in his 84th year. He was buried at St. 
Clair, Pa. He contributed articles to the Port Royal Times, 
the Philadelphia Presbyterian, and the Baltimore Presbyterian. 
He was married August 28, 1878, in St. Claire, Pa., to Martha 
Ellen Mateer, who died January 13, 1892. Two sons and one 
daughter survive him. 

JOHN HOYT LOCKWOOD, D.D., 

Son of Charles Nicholas and Mary Elizabeth (Fry) Lockwood, 
was born January 17, 1848, in Troy, N.Y. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Second Street Presbyterian Church 
of Troy, N.Y., at the age of twelve. His preparatory studies 
were pursued at the Troy Academy, and he graduated from 
Williams College in 1868. He received the degree of M.A. from 
this college in 1871. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
1868, taking the full three years' course there, and graduating 
in 1 87 1. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New York, April 
13, 1870, and ordained by the Classis of Cayuga, N.Y., of the 
Reformed Church, November 15, 1871, being at the same time 
installed pastor of the Reformed church of Canastota, N.Y., 
from which he was released, April 28, 1873. He was pastor of 
the New England Congregational Church, Brooklyn, N.Y., 
from June 18, 1873 to December 31, 1878, and pastor of the 
First Congregational Church of Westfield, Mass., from May 



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14, 1879, to May 14, 1906. After this he resided in Springfield, 
Mass., where he died, October 20, 1928, of old age in his 81 st 
year. He was buried in Westfield, Mass. He received the hon- 
orary degree of D.D. from Williams College in 1920. 

He was married July 19, 1871, in Danbury, Conn., to Sarah 
L. Bennet, who died January 9, 1908. One son and two daugh- 
ters survive him, 

JAMES RICHARD RUSSEL, Ph.D., 

Son of David Alston and Susan (Crutchfield) Russel, was born 
September 6, 1847, in Danville, Ky. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Danville, at the 
age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in Dan- 
ville under L. H. Ralston, and he graduated from Centre Col- 
lege, Danville, in 1866. He then engaged in business and in teach- 
ing for two years. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1868, 
he took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1871. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of New York, April 13, 1870, 
and ordained an evangelist by the Presbytery of Colorado, May 

15, 1872. He organized and supplied the church of Helena, 
Mont., in 1872. He was stated supply of the church of Deer 
Lodge, Mont., from 1872 to 1879. He organized and supplied 
the church of Butte, Mont., from 1878 to 1883. He was Super- 
intendent of Schools in Butte, Mont., from 1886 to 1892. He 
engaged in teaching in Butte from 1892 to 1898, and was libra- 
rian of its pubhc hbrary from 1899 to 1905. He died March 21, 
1928, in Butte, Mont., of old age in his 81 st year. He was buried 
in Mt, Moriah Cemetery, Butte. He received the degree of 
Ph.D. from Gale College in 1902. 

He was married July 2"], 1875, in Helena, Mont., to Mrs. 
Fannie (Forbis) Irvine, who, with one son and five daughters, 
survives him. 



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JAMES POTTER COLFELT, 

Son of Charles and Nancy Colfelt, was born October 7, 1843, 
in Reedsville, Pa. He made a public confession of his faith in 
the Tioga Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pa., at the age of 
twenty-one. His preparatory studies were pursued in the John 
Lyon Academy of Bedford, Pa. He was a student in Jefiferson 
College for two years but did not graduate. After leaving col- 
lege, he spent some years in traveling, study, and farming. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1869, taking the full three 
years' course there, and graduating in 1872. He did not engage 
in the work of the ministry because of the illness of his father, 
and later the care of his mother, and of his father's estate. He 
resided in Winchester, Va., Bedford, Pa., Wolfsburg, Pa., and 
again in Bedford. He died June 28, 1923, in Bedford, in the 
80th year of his age. He was unmarried. 

CHARLES HENRY ASAY, 

Son of Samuel and Charlotte (Kimball) Asay, was born Decem- 
ber 13, 1842, near Burlington, N.J. His preparatory studies 
were pursued under the Rev. J, E. Alexander of Hightstown, 
N.J., 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. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswidc, 
February 5, 1873, and ordained by the same Presbytery, Octo- 
ber 29, 1873, being at the same time installed pastor of the Sec- 
ond Church of Aniwell, N.J., and was released from this charge 
August 9, 1883. He was pastor of Christ Church of Lebanon, 
Pa., from September 11, 1883, to November 27, 1896; pastor 
of the church of Lycoming Center, Pa., from December 29, 
1896, to June 10, 1901 ; stated supply of the church of Bethel, 
Pa., from January 26, 1899, to September 29, 1903, and stated 



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supply of the churches of Trout Run and Bodines, Pa., from 
April 1903 to April 1906. After this he resided in Newbury, 
Pa., until 1919, and then in Lititz, Pa., until 1927. He died 
July 30, 1927, in Brickerville, Pa., of Bright's disease, in the 
85th year of his age. He was buried in Allentow^n, N.J. 

He w^as married November 4, 1873, in AUentown, N.J., to 
Emily Holcombe Beekman, w^ho died in 191 5. 

NORMAN WHITE GARY, 

Son of Josiah Addison and Gertrude (Jenkins) Gary, was born 
October 29, 1849, in New York Gity. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in Galvary Presbyterian Ghurch, Philadelphia, 
at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were pursued 
in Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., and he graduated from 
Yale University in 1870. Entering the Seminary at Princeton 
he took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1873. 
He was licensed by the Presbytery of Philadelphia, April 2, 
1872, and ordained by the same Presbytery, May 8, 1873. From 
1873 to 1875 he supplied the Hope Mission of Philadelphia. 
The year following he was a student in Union Theological 
Seminary, N.Y. He was pastor of the First Ghurch of St. Paul, 
Minn., from 1876 to 1878; stated supply of the church of Bis- 
marck, N.D., from 1878 to 1879; stated supply of the church 
of Perth Amboy, N.J., from 1879 to 1S80; stated supply of the 
church of Stillwater, Minn., from 1881 to 1882; stated supply 
of the First Church of Peekskill, N.Y., from 1882 to 1883; 
pastor of the church of Grand Forks, N.D., from 1883 to 1884, 
and stated supply of the church of Darby, Philadelphia, from 
1884 to 1888. He was a student in Johns Hopkins University 
from 1889 to 1891 ; was a teacher in Wilson Gollege, Pa., from 
1891 to 1892; was a teacher in the Michigan Military Academy, 
Orchard Lake, Mich., from 1892 to 1894; was stated supply of 



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the church of Grosse Pointe, Mich., from 1894 to 1898; was 
secretary of the Sunday School Association of Detroit, Mich., 
from 1898 to 1904, and secretary of the Presbyterian AlHance 
of Detroit, from 1901 to 1905. He died May 11, 1928, in De- 
troit, Mich., of heart disease in the 79th year of his age. He was 
buried in the Grand Lawn Cemetery of Detroit. 

He was married July 20, 1885, in Philadelphia, Pa., to 
Hannah Sarah Craig, who died April 16, 1916. One son and 
one daughter survive him. 

JOHN MILLER CROSS, 

Son of Andrew Boyd and Margaret Irvine (Dickey) Cross, 
was born January 2, 1846, in Baltimore, Md. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Second Presbyterian Church of 
Princeton, N.J., at the age of twenty-one. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the Topping Preparatory School of 
Baltimore, Md., and he graduated from Princeton University 
in 1867. He received the degree of A.M. from Princeton in 
1870. He spent the next three years in teaching in the Topping 
School in Baltimore. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
1870, taking the full three years' course there, and graduating 
in 1873. He remained a year longer as a graduate student. He 
was licensed by the Presbytery of Baltimore, June 18, 1872. He 
was never ordained. He was tutor of Greek in Princeton Uni- 
versity from 1873 to 1876; assistant professor of Latin and 
Gredk in Johns Hopkins University from 1876 to 1881 ; teacher 
in the school at Lawrenceville, N.J., from 1881 to 1885 ; principal 
of the Golden Hill School of Kingston, N.Y., from 1885 to 
1894. After this he resided in Baltimore, Md. He died August 
II, 1928, near Catonsville, Md., in the 83rd year of his age. He 
was buried at Oxford, Pa. He was registrar of Johns Hopkins 
University from 1876 to 1880. 



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He was married March 2"], 1878, in Newport, R.I., to Char- 
lotte Thayer Hazard, who, with one daughter, survives him. 

THOMAS LOVE SPRINGER, 

Son of Stephen and Mary EHzabeth (Love) Springer, was 
born August 25, 1849, in Loveville, Del. He made a pubhc con- 
fession of his faith in the Presb}"terian church of Red Clay 
Creek of Loveville, at the age of fourteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the New'ark Academy, Newark, Del., 
and he graduated from Lafayette College in 1871. Entering the 
Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he took the 
full three years' course there, graduating in 1874. He was 
licensed by the Presbytery of New Castle, May i, 1873, and 
ordained by the Presbytery of Westminster, December i, 1874. 
He was stated supply of the church of New Harmony, Pa., from 
1875 to 1876 ; pastor of the Muddy Creek Forks' Church, Hope- 
well, Pa., from December i, 1874, to January 18, 1891 ; stated 
supply of the churches of Chestnut Grove and Ashland, Pa., 
from 1891 until installed their pastor in 1892, being released 
from these charges, April 17, 1894; pastor of the Crisp Memo- 
rial Church of Brooklyn, N.Y., from April 29, 1894, to Decem- 
ber 25, 1898, and pastor of the church of Sparrow's Point, 
Md., from May 4, 1899, to October 11, 1900. After this he 
resided in Baltimore, Md., until his death there, April 5, 1928, 
of heart trouble in the 79th year of his age. He was buried in 
the Druid Ridge Cemetery^ of Baltimore. 

He was married November 9, 1875, in Chester, Pa., to Mary 
Gould Bowker, who died January 3, 1924. Four sons and three 
daughters survive him. 

GEORGE SCOTT BELL, D.D., 
Son of George and Elizabeth Palmer (Badger) Bell, was born 



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February 25, 1848, in Franktown, Va. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Pitts Creek Presbyterian Church, 
Pocomoke City, Md., at the age of twenty. His preparatory 
studies were pursued under the Rev. J. L. Polk of Newtown, Md. 
He was engaged in teaching in Pocomoke High School from 
1868 to 1 87 1. He was a student in Delaware College from 1871 
to 1872. 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 New Castle, May 3, 1875, and or- 
dained by the Presbytery of Albany, February 16, 1876. He was 
stated supply of the churches of Conklingville and Day, N.Y., 
from 1875 to 1877; stated supply of the church of Wrightsville, 
Pa., from 1877 until installed its pastor, April 17, 1878, being 
released from this charge September 17, 1887; he was pastor 
of the church of Freeport, N.Y., from October 27, 1887, to 
October 6, 1891 ; stated supply of the church of Bradford, Pa., 
in 1893 ; stated supply of the church of Shamokin, Pa., from 
1894 to 1895 ; pastor of the church of Bedford, Pa., from May 
I, 1895, to October 15, 1896; stated supply of the churches of 
Wachapreague and Bell Haven, Va., from 1896 to 1897, and 
pastor of the church of Annapolis, Md., from November 4, 
1897, to December 11, 1917. He continued his residence in 
Annapolis until 192 1. He resided in Atlantic City, N.J., from 
1921 to 1922 and in Philadelphia, Pa., from 1922 until his death 
September 10, 1928, in Germantown, Philadelphia, as the result 
of a fall in the 8ist year of his age. He was buried in the Ivy 
Hill Cemetery of Mt. Airy, Philadelphia. He received the hon- 
orary degree of D.D. from St. John's College in 1910. 

He was twice married: (i) June 6, 1878, in Brooklyn, N.Y., 
to Sophia Lecromer Palmer, who died August 29, 1883; (2) 
September 14, 1910, in Philadelphia, to Eleanor Maclay Hall, 
who, with one daughter by his first wife, survives him. 



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ARTHUR NEWELL BRUEN, 

Son of James Harvey and Emily Talmadge (Kelsey) Bruen, 
was born October 29, 1850, in Rockaway, N.J. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Rockaway, 
N.J., at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued under J. Henry Johnson in Morristown, N.J., and he grad- 
uated from Princeton University in 1872. He entered the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in the same year, remaining one year. He 
spent the following year with the American Tract Society of 
New York City. He finished his theological course in the Union 
Theological Seminary, New York, from which he graduated 
in 1876. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Morris and 
Orange, April 12, 1876, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Steuben, September 12, 1877. He was stated supply of the 
churches of Jasper and Hedgesville, N.Y., from May 1876 to 
May 1879; stated supply of the churches of Hedgesville, Wood- 
hull and Elk Creek, N.Y., from 1879 to 1880; stated supply of 
the churches of Hedgesville and Elk Creek, from 1880 to 1881, 
and stated supply of the church of Elk Creek, from 1881 to 
1883. After this he resided in Jasper, N.Y., until his death there, 
October 18, 1927, of cerebral arteriosclerosis in the 77th year 
of his age. He was buried in Jasper, N.Y. 

He was married April 7, 1880, in Jasper, N.Y., to Carrie E. 
Metcalf, who, with three sons and two daughters, survives him, 

FREDERICK BEAL DU VAL, D.D., 

Son of Edward Willet and Mary (Miller) Du Val, was born 
May 31, 1847, in Bladensburg, Md. He made a public confes- 
sion of his faith in the Methodist church of Bladensburg, at the 
age of twelve. His preparatory studies were pursued under the 
Rev. John E. Alexander in Hightstown, N.J., and he graduated 
from Princeton University in 1872. He received the degree of 



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A.M. from Princeton in 1875. 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, April 14, 1875, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
New Castle, June 17, 1875, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the First Church of Wilmington, Del., from which he 
was released, January 22, 1884. He was pastor of the West- 
minster Church of Toledo, Ohio, from May 4, 1884, to July 
13, 1888, and pastor of the Knox Church of Winnipeg, Mani- 
toba, Can., from August 3, 1888, until March 19, 1916, when 
he retired from the active work of the ministry. He continued 
his residence in Winnipeg until his death there. May 15, 1928, 
in the 81 st year of his age. He died suddenly on the steps of 
his home. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from the 
University of Wooster in 1886 and from the University of 
Toronto in 1908. He was a member of the Managing Board 
and Senate of Manitoba College ; chairman of the Governing 
Council of Manitoba University ; a member of the Winnipeg 
Citizens' Committee on the Suppression of Vice ; a member of 
the General Assembly Committee to prepare a book of praise; 
a member of the Committee on Doctrine to Draw Basis of Union 
for the Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregational Churches 
in Canada, and a special representative of the Presbyterian 
Church in Canada to the 400th Anniversary of John Calvin in 
1909. He was the author of a pamphlet: The Problem of Social 
Vice in Winnipeg. 

He was married November 2, 1875, in Philadelphia, Pa., to 
Corinne Louise Kearfott, who died May 31, 1909. Two sons 
and three daughters survive him. 

JOHN MURRAY, 

Son of John and Martha (Candler) Murray, was born October 



584 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [19^9 

8, 1846, in Yarmouth, England. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Presbyterian church of Monmouth, 111., at the 
age of twenty. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Preparatory Department of Monmouth College, and he gradu- 
ated from Princeton University 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 by the 
Presbytery of New Brunswick, February 3, 1875, and ordained 
an evangelist by the Presbytery of Peoria, September 20, 1876. 
He devoted his life to the work of foreign missions. He was a 
missionary in Chinan-fu, Shantung, China, from 1876 to 1926. 
He left China to return to this country in June 1926. He died 
February 18, 1929, in Clifton, N.J., of old age in his 83rd year. 
He was buried at Cranbury, N.J. 

He was married September 6, 1876, in Cranbury, N.J., to 
Sarah Stultz Rue, who died October 12, 1902. Two sons and 
one daughter survive him. 

WILLIAM CLOSE HERDMAN, 

Son of Andrew Walker and Elizabeth (Close) Herdman, was 
born December 16, 185 1, in Pictou, N.S., Canada. He made a 
public confession of his faith in St. Andrew's Presbyterian 
Church of Pictou, at the age of seventeen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued under H. A. Bayne, Ph.D., in Pictou, and 
he graduated from Dalhousie College, Halifax, in 1874. He 
spent the next year in study and teaching. He entered the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in 1875, remaining two years, when ill health 
compelled him to leave. He was licensed May 28, 1877, by the 
Presbytery of Pictou. He was not ordained. He spent most of 
his life in teaching and occasional preaching. He resided suc- 
cessively in Three Rivers, Cape Breton, and in Pictou, N.S., 
until 1907. From that time until his death he resided in Halifax, 



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where he died July 17, 1928, of heart failure in the 77th year of 
his age. He was buried in St. John's Cemetery of Halifax. 

He was married August 7, 1878, in Elmsdale, N.S., to Anna 
Maria Dowell, who, with two sons and one daughter, survives 
him. 

THOMAS JOHNSTON CLARKSON WEBSTER, 

Son of John and Isabella Grace (Clarkson) Webster, was born 
September 16, 1853, ^^ Philadelphia, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the United Presbyterian church of 
Mercersburg, Pa., at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies 
were pursued in the Mercersburg Academy, and he graduated 
from Mercersburg College in 1874. He took the full course of 
his theological training in the Xenia Theological Seminary, 
1874- 1 877, and then entered the Seminary at Princeton in the 
latter year as a senior, remaining one year. He was licensed by 
the Xenia United Presbyterian Presbytery, April 3, 1877, and 
ordained by the United Presbyterian Presbytery of San Fran- 
cisco, April 10, 1879. He was pastor of the United Presbyterian 
church of Santa Ana, Cal., from June 6, 1879, to July 18, 1893, 
when ill health compelled him to give up the work of the min- 
istry. He continued his residence for a time in Santa Ana. Later 
he took up the work of a mining engineer, residing in Pasadena, 
Cal., until his death there, January 15, 1929, of pneumonia in 
the 76th year of his age. He was buried in the Mountain View 
Cemetery, Pasadena. 

He was married August 22, 1882, in Xenia, Ohio, to Mary 
Hanna Collins, who died September 30, 1916. Two daughters 
survive him. 

CHARLES NOBLE FROST, D.D., 

Son of George Smith and Ellen Electra (Noble) Frost, was 
born March i, 1855, in Detroit, Mich. He made a public con- 



586 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [1929 

fession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Detroit, 
Mich., at the age of fifteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued in Detroit, under Professor Philo M. Patterson, and he 
graduated from Princeton University in 1875. He then spent 
one year of work with the Y.M.C.A. of Detroit. He entered the 
Seminar}- at Princeton in 1876, remaining two years. From 1878 
to 1879 he was a student in the Free Church Seminary, New 
College, of Edinburgh, Scotland, from which he graduated in 

1879. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Detroit, May 14, 
1878, and ordained by the Presbjtery of Saginaw, March 5, 

1880, being at the same time installed pastor of the church of 
Lapierre, Alich., from which he was released, October 14, 1887. 
He was pastor of the Westminster Church of West Bay City, 
j\Iich., from Nov. 2, 1887, to Sept. 19, 1888; stated supply of 
the church of Delaware Water Gap, Pa., from June to October 
1888; stated supply of the First Church of Detroit, Alich., from 
Nov. 1888 to May 1889; pastor of the First Church of Victor, 
N.Y., from Jan. 3, 1890, to March i, 1896; pastor of the church 
of Bath, N.Y., from June 4, 1896, to April 18, 191 1, and pastor 
of the Avon Central Church of Avon, N.Y., from July 13, 
191 1, to Jan. 13, 1921. At this time he was honorably retired 
from the active work of the ministry, and continued his resi- 
dence in Avon until his death there, Jan. 11, 1929, of heart 
disease in the 74th year of his age. He was buried in Attica, 
N.Y. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from Hamilton 
College in 1908. He was at one time chaplain of the Soldiers' 
Home at Bath, and a trustee of the Avon Free Library. He was 
a director of Auburn Theological Seminary from 1906 to 191 1. 

He was married Sept. 2, 1885, in Attica, N.Y., to Harriett 
Mason Ellinwood, who, with three daughters, survives him. 



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EDWIN PATTEN ROBINSON, 

Son of William Justus and Margaret (Clark) Robinson, was 
born October 19, 1850, in Dauphin, Pa. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Dau- 
phin, at the age of eighteen. His preparatory studies were pur- 
sued at the Academy of Harrisburg, Pa., and he was a student 
for a time in Alleghany College, Meadville, Pa., later entering 
Princeton University from which he graduated in 1876. En- 
tering 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 Carlisle, June 11, 1879. 
From this time until 1884 he resided in Dauphin, Pa. He was 
ordained by the Presbytery of Buffalo, April 30, 1885, being 
at the same time installed pastor of the church of Clarence, 
N.Y., from which he was released, July 6, 1886. He was stated 
supply of the church of Orchard Park, N.Y., from September 
1886 until installed its pastor, December 9, 1890, being released 
from this charge, April 10, 1904; stated supply of the Derry 
Church of Dauphin, Pa., from 1905 to 1906; stated supply of 
the church of East Avon, N.Y., from 1906 to 1909; served the 
church of Sodus Centre, N.Y., as pastor elect, from 1909 to 
191 1, and served the church of Knowlesville, N.Y., as pastor 
elect, from 191 1 to 1913. After this he resided in Dauphin, Pa., 
from 191 3 to 191 7, and in Harrisburg, Pa,, from 191 7 until 
his death there October 17, 1928, in the 79th year of his age. 
He was buried in Dauphin, Pa. He was for a time chaplain of 
the Harrisburg City Hospital. He was unmarried. 

DAVID DYFFRYNOG JENKINS, 

Son of David W. and Ann (Nicholas) Jenkins, was born May 
9, 1850, in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Welsh Presbyterian Church, at 



588 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [19^9 

the age of ten. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 
Seminary at Wyoming, Pa., and he was a student in Princeton 
University in the class of 1877, but he did not graduate. He 
entered the Seminary at Princeton in 1877, taking the full 
three years' course there, and graduating in 1880. He spent the 
following year as a student in the Yale Divinity School from 
which he received the degree of B.D. He was ordained by the 
Presbytery of Baltimore, Nov. 29, 1881. He was pastor of the 
First Church of Frostburg, Md., from 1882 to 1885. At this 
time ill health compelled him to give up active work in the 
ministry. He supplied the church of Smithdale Flats, N.Y., from 
1904 to 1905. He resided in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., from 1906 until 
his death there, August 4, 1928, in the 79th year of his age. He 
was buried in Wilkes-Barre. He published a great number of 
articles in the press as well as a large number of poems ; some 
of the latter have received a musical setting. 

He was married December 6, 1881, in Whites Valley, Pa., to 
Laverne Sherwood, who died December 20, 1898. One daugh- 
ter survives him. 

THOMAS CHALMERS POTTER, D.D., 

Son of the Rev. Dr. Ludlow Day and Henrietta Malvina 
(Ketcham) Potter, was born September 16, 1854, in Dunlaps- 
ville, Ind. He made a public confession of his faith in the 
Presbyterian church of Glendale, Ohio, at the age of fifteen 
His preparatory studies were pursued in South Salem, Ohio, and 
in the Glendale Academy, and he graduated from Hanover 
College in 1874. He then engaged in business in New York 
City for three years. He entered the Seminary at Princeton in 
1877, taking the full three years' course and graduating in 
1880. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Brooklyn, April 22, 
1879, and ordained by the same Presbytery, April 29, 1880. He 



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was stated supply of the churches of Denison and Vail, Iowa, 
from October 1880 to September 1881, when for a time ill 
health compelled him to give up pastoral work. He continued 
his residence in Vail, Iowa, until 1884 and then resided in 
Crookston, Minn., until 1887. Resuming his ministerial work, 
he was pastor of the First Church of Amwell (Post Office, 
Reaville), N.J., from October 20, 1888, to December 18, 1890, 
and pastor of the church of Cedar Falls, Iowa, from January 28, 
1 891, to June 10, 1894. At this time ill health again interrupted 
his work. From 1894 to 1899 he resided in Indianapolis, Ind. 
He was pastor of the Pencader Church of Glasgow, Del., from 
October 20, 1899, to October 25, 1910. From this time until his 
death he resided in Doylestown, Pa. He died October 14, 1928, 
in Doylestown of a complication of diseases following a nervous 
collapse in 1923 in the 75th year of his age. He was buried in 
Doylestown. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from 
Hanover College in 1902. He published: A Minister and His 
Bees, 1905, and several sermons. 

He was married March 7, 1882, in Circleville, Ohio, to Eliza- 
beth Hildebum McMullin, who survives him, 

ALEXANDER RUSSELL STEVENSON, D.D., 

Son of John McPherson and Margaretta Eliza (Paxton) 
Stevenson, was born December 29, 1856, in Baltimore, Md. He 
made a public confession of his faith in the Central Presby- 
terian Church of Baltimore, at the age of thirteen. His prepara- 
tory studies were pursued in the Chambersburg Academy, Pa., 
and he graduated from Princeton University in 1876. He spent 
the winter of 1876-77 in teaching in Chambersburg, Pa. He took 
the first two years of his theological course in Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary, New York City, 1877-1879, Entering the Semi- 
nary at Princeton as a senior in 1879, ^^ completed his course 



590 NECROLOGICAL REPORT [19^9 

there, graduating in 1880. He was licensed by the Presbytery 
of New York, May 3, 1880, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Lehigh, December 7, 1880, being at the same time installed pas- 
tor of the Brainerd Church of Easton, Pa., from which he was 
released March i, 1888. His only other pastorate was that of the 
First Church of Schenectady, N.Y., from May 15, 1888, to 
October i, 192 1. At this time he was made pastor emeritus and 
he continued his residence in Schenectady until his death there, 
January 15, 1929, of influenza in the 73rd year of his age. He 
had long suffered from paralysis agitans. He was buried in the 
Church Yard of the First Presbyterian Church of Schenectady. 
He received the honorary degree of D.D., from Union College 
in 1900. 

He was married April 11, 1882, in Chambersburg, Pa., to 
Mary Margaret Kennedy, who, with three sons, survives him. 

WILLIAM ASPY HOUGH, 

Son of Samuel Yardly and Weltha (Allen) Hough, was born 
November 22, 1855, in Polo, 111. He made a public confession of 
his faith in the Presbyterian church of Highland, Kan., at the 
age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued under 
Professor John A. McAfee in Highland, and he graduated from 
Princeton University in 1878. Entering the Seminary at Prince- 
ton in the fall of the same year, he took the full three years' 
course there, graduating in 1881. He was licensed and ordained 
by the Presbytery of Highland, June 9, 1881. He engaged in 
home missionary work among the Mormons, from 1881 to 
1883, being stationed at Fillmore, Utah. His work at this time 
was interrupted by ill health and he engaged in teaching and 
farming near Highland, Kan., from 1883 to 1887. He again 
engaged in home mission work in Payson, Utah, from April 
1887 to February 1891 ; was colporter of the American Tract 



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Society, Salt Lake City, Utah, from September 1891 to April 
1897; was stated supply of the church of Malad Oity, Ida., 
from April 1897 to March 1903 ; was colporter of the American 
Tract Society in Boise, Ida., from March 1903 to August 1904; 
was stated supply of the church of Mendocino, Cal., from 1904 
to 1908 ; was stated supply of the church of Walnut Creek, Cal., 
from 1908 to 191 1 ; served Grace Church of Oakland, Cal., for 
about six months, and the Faith Chapel of Berkeley, Cal., for 
about a year, and then engaged in missionary work with his 
residence at Richmond, Cal. He was pastor of the church of 
Downey, Cal., from 1918 to 1920. After this he resided in 
Berkeley, supplying vacant churches and doing the work of a 
colporter for the American Tract Society and American Bible 
Society. He died September 8, 1928, in Oakland, Cal., of toxemia 
after an operation in the Fabiola Hospital of Oakland, Sep- 
tember 8, 1928, in the 73rd year of his age. He was buried at 
Berkeley, Cal. He was a commissioner to the General Assembly 
in 1901. 

He was married June 10, 1886, in Princeton, N.J., to Harriet 
Boggs Andrews, who survives him. 

CHAUNCEY THEODORE EDWARDS, D.D., 

Son of Jonathan and Ehza (Rice) Edwards, was born May 15, 
1862, in Philadelphia, Pa. He made a public confession of his 
faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Peoria, 111., at the 
age of thirteen. His preparatory studies were pursued in Lake 
Forest Academy, and he graduated from Hanover College in 
1879. He took the first two years of his theological course in 
the Western Theological Seminary, Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1883 as a senior, he completed his course there, 
graduating in 1884. He was licensed by the Presbytery of Pitts- 
burgh, April 24, 1883, and ordained by the Presbytery of Mon- 



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mouth, June 25, 1884, being at the same time installed pastor 
of the church of Toms River, N.J., from which he was released, 
October 2, 1888. He was pastor of the church of Coudersport, 
Pa., from June 6, 1889, to December i, 1896; pastor of the 
First Qiurch of Peoria, 111., from 1897 to 1903 ; stated supply 
of the church of Portville, N.Y,, from December 1903 to Sep- 
tember 1906, and pastor of the First Church of Beloit, Wis., 
from 1907 to 1910. From 1910 to 1912 he had charge of the 
Bible Extension work of Beloit College. He was pastor of the 
Bay Ridge Church of Brooklyn, N.Y., from February 29, 1912, 
to June 22, 1914. During the following four years, he engaged in 
teaching and literary work in Philadelphia, Pa. He was pastor 
of the church of Huntington Valley, Pa., from November 22, 
191 8, until his death. He died November i, 1928, in New York 
City, after an operation in St. Luke's Hospital in the 67th year 
of his age. He was buried in Paterson, N.J. He received the 
honorary degree of D.D. from Hanover College in 1900 and 
later from Central University of Danville, Ky. 

He was married October 10, 1888, in Paterson, N.J., to Anna 
Electa McLane, who, with two sons, survives him. 

CAESAR AUGUSTUS RODNEY JANVIER, D.D. 

Son of Levi and Mary Rodney (Parvin) Janvier, was born 
January 5, 1861, in Abington, Pa. He made a public confession 
of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Hammonton, N.J., at 
the age of eleven. His preparatory studies were pursued in 
Fewsmith's Academy in Philadelphia, and he graduated from 
Princeton University in 1880. He spent the following year in 
teaching in Madison, N.J. Entering the Seminary at Princeton 
in 1881, he took the full three years' course there, graduating 
in 1884. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New Brunswick, 
April 25, 1883, and ordained by the same Presbytery, April 24, 



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1884. He was stated supply of the Fifth Church of Trenton, 
N.J., from April 1883 until installed its pastor, April 24, 1884, 
and was released from this charge, June 28, 1887. He then went 
to India as a missionary, being stationed at Fatehgarh from 
1887 to 1895, During this time he was supplying the church at 
Farukabad from 1888 to 1890. He was stated supply of the 
Jamna Church of Allahabad from 1896 to 1901. Returning to 
America in the latter year, he served the Hollond Memorial 
Church of Philadelphia, as pastor elect, from 1901 until in- 
stalled its pastor February 14, 1902, and was released from this 
charge August 3, 1913. Returning to India, he was president of 
the Ewing Ch'istian College of Allahabad from 1913 until his 
death. He died November 3, 1928, in Allahabad, India, as the 
result of a fall in the 68th year of his age. He received the hon- 
orary degree of D.D. from Ursinus College in 191 1. He also 
received the Kisar-i-Hind medal from the British Government 
in India in 1925. He was commissioner to the General Assembly 
in 1901 and moderator of the Presbytery of Philadelphia in 
1912. He was editor of the Indian Standard, 1893-1896, and of 
the Christian Treasury, 1 896-1901. He was the author of His- 
torical Sketch of the Missions in India under the Board of For- 
eign Missions of the Presbyterian Church, 1901. He was a 
member of the Pan-Presbyterian Council in Toronto in 1892; 
he was a member of the Government Educational Commission 
for the North West Province of India in 1898 ; he was at one 
time president of the Presbyterian Ministerial Association of 
Philadelphia ; he was trustee of Princeton Seminary from 1905 
to 1914 and a director of the Seminary from 1906 to 1915. 

He was married May 15, 1884, in Madison, N.J., to Susan 
Duryee Rankin, who, with one son, survives him. 



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THOMAS RANKIN McDOWELL, 

Son of James Boyd and Eliza Meredith (Hall) McDowell, was 
born October 22, 1855, in New London, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the First Presbyterian Church of Ox- 
ford, Pa., at the age of twenty. His preparatoi-y studies were 
pursued in the West Nottingham Academy, Colora, Md., and 
he graduated from Delaware 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 New Castle, April 18, 1883, and 
ordained by the same Presbytery, April 16, 1884. He was pastor 
of the Lower Brandywine Church, Wilmington, Del., from 
May 2.2, 1884, to April i, 1889; pastor of the Upper Octorara 
Church, Parkesburg, Pa., from May 22, 1889, to April 30, 1905 ; 
stated supply of the church of Toughkenamon, Pa., from 1905 
to 1906, and pastor of the church of Avondale (post office, 
Elkview), Pa., from March 7, 1906, until his death at Avondale, 
April 19, 1928, of heart disease in the 73rd year of his age. He 
was buried in New London, Pa. He was a director of the Penn- 
sylvania Training School for Feeble Minded Children, Elwyn, 
Pa., from 1912 to 1928. From 1909 to 1910 he was a member 
of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He was busi- 
ness manager of Lincoln University from 1924 until his death. 
He was married March 14, 1888, in Wilmington, Del., to 
Sophie Simmons Pusey, who died January 5, 1923. Two sons 
and two daughters survive him. 

JEREMIAH BOSTON WORK, D.D., 

Son of Elijah Ireland and Margaret (McCreery) Work, was 
born January 22, 1855, in Marion Center, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the United Presbyterian church of 
Mahoning, Pa., at the age of fourteen. His preparatory studies 



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were pursued in the Dayton Academy, Pa., and he graduated 
from Westminster College, Pa., in 1882, Entering the Semi- 
nary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he remained two 
years. He completed his theological course in the Alleghany 
(now Pittsburgh) United Presbyterian Theological Seminary 
from which he graduated in 1885. He was licensed by the United 
Presbyterian Presbytery of Monongahela, March 31, 1885, and 
ordained by the United Presbyterian Presbytery of Big Spring, 
November 16, 1886, being at the same time installed pastor of 
the United Presbyterian churches of Tuscarora and Concord 
with his post office at McCoysville, Pa., from which he was 
released January 19, 1891. He was principal of the United 
Presbyterian Mission College of Norfolk, Va., from February 
1 891 to September 1896, and professor of theology in Knox 
College, Tenn., from 1897 to 1906. After this he resided in 
Asheville, N.C., until 1908. He was stated supply of the church 
of Tranquility, Ohio, from 1908 to 1910 and pastor of the 
church of Olanthe, Kan., from 1910 to 1913. From this time 
until his death he was vice-president and professor of Bible in 
Tarkio College. He died March 27, 1929, in Tarkio, Mo., of 
angina pectoris in the 75th year of his age. He was buried in 
Indiana, Pa. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from 
Westminster College, Pa., in 1902. He published : Questions in 
Bible History, 1894, 1899, and 1904. 

He was married August 19, 1885, in Kerrmoor, Pa., to Mary 
McClure Watts, who, with two sons and one daughter, survives 
him. 

EVAN MOHR LANDIS, 

Son of George Oberholtzer and Mary Ann (Mohr) Landis, was 
born November 12, 1858, near Bally, Berks Co., Pa. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Mennonite Church, at the 
age of seventeen. His preparatory studies were pursued in the 



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Keystone State Normal School at Kutztown, Pa. He was a stu- 
dent in Oberlin College from 1879 to 1880. He then entered 
Princeton University from which he graduated in 1883. Enter- 
ing the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he 
took the full three years' course there, graduating in 1886. He 
was licensed and ordained by the Presbytery of New Bruns- 
wick, May 5, 1886. During the following year he was professor 
of Hebrew and History in Ursinus College. He served the fol- 
lowing churches as stated supply: Poncho Springs, Colo., 1887- 
1888; Neodesha, Kan., 1888-1889; Holt and Dimondale, Mich., 
1 889- 1 890, and Linden, Mich., 1890- 1893. He was pastor of the 
church of Avoca, Iowa, from 1894 to 1896. He then served the 
following churches as stated supply: Randolph, Iowa, 1896- 
1897; Stillwater, Okla., 1897-1898; Sallisaw, Okla., 1898-1905; 
Cedar City and Perow^an, Utah, 1905- 1906; Connell, Wash., 
1906-1908; Sunset, Wash., 1908-1910; Kennewick, Wash., 
1910-1914; Trout Lake, Wash., 1914-1916; Ilwaco, Wash., 
1916-1918; Acme, Wash., 1919-1922, and Quilcene, Wash., 
1922-1924. At this time he was honorably retired and resided in 
Riverside, Cal., until his death there, March 5, 1929, of pneu- 
monia in the 71st year of his age. He was buried at Riverside. 
He was a commissioner to the General Assembly in 1901. 

He was twice married: (i) April 30, 1888, in Collegeville, 
Pa., to Emily D. Hamer, who died March 11, 1895; (2) De- 
cember 2, 1896, in Tabor, Iowa, to Mable Prouty, who survives 
him. 

DANIEL STUART MOORE, D.H., 

Son of William and Annie (McKay) Moore, was born May 7, 
1861, in Priestland, County Antrim, Ireland. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Dunluce, 
Ireland, at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Coleraine Academical Institution, Ireland. He 



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spent two years as a student in Queen's College, Belfast ; one 
year in the General Assembly College, Belfast, and then en- 
tered Magee College, Londonderry, from which he graduated in 
1833. He then spent one year in the General Assembly College, 
Belfast, and another year partly as tutor to Lord Randolph 
Churchill's son Winston at Brighton, England, and partly as 
first classical master in BurHngton House, London, England. 
He entered the Seminary at Princeton as a senior in 1885, and 
graduated in 1886. He was licensed by the Presbytery of New 
Brunswick, October 6, 1886, and ordained by the Presbytery 
of Lehigh, December 14, 1886. He was pastor of the church 
of Delaware Water Gap, Pa., from December 29, 1886, to 
January 28, 1889. Pastor of the Hamilton Square Church, N.J., 
from February 20, 1889, to February 2'], 1893 ; pastor of the 
South Church of Philadelphia, from March 23, 1893, until its 
consolidation with the Church of Atonement under the name of 
the Scots Church in 1909, over which he was installed pastor, 
June 10, 1909, and continued in this relation until his death. He 
died April 11, 1928, in Philadelphia of heart disease in the 67th 
year of his age. He was buried in the Arlington Cemetery, Dela- 
ware Co., Pa. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from 
Rutherford College in 1897. 

He was married November 16, 1887, in Trenton, N.J., to 
Eleanor Jewell, who, with one son and one daughter, survives 
him. 

MUGURDICH CHOGHAUJI GABRIELIAN, 

M.D., 

Son of Choghauji Rhepsemi (Kolaian) Gabriel, was born 
January 27, 1857, in Sivas, Asia Minor. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Evangelical Armenian church of 
Marsovan, Asia Minor, at the age of nineteen. His preparatory 
studies were pursued in the mission school at Morsovan. He was 



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a Student in W'heaton College, 111., from 1882 to 1884. Entering 
the Seminary at Princeton in the latter year, he remained four 
years, graduating in 1888. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
New Brunswick, April 24, 1888, and ordained by the same 
Presbytery, June 26, 1888. From 1889 to 1892 he was a student 
in the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia, receiving his 
doctor's degree in 1892. He was a practicing physician in Phila- 
delphia from 1892 to 1895; in Forestgrove, Pa., from 1895 to 
1900; in Pineville, Pa., from 1900 to 1905, and Pipersville, Pa„ 
from 1905 to 1910. He was pastor of the church of Carversville, 
Pa., from January 19, 191 1, to July 14, 1914. In the latter year 
he returned to Pipersville as a practicing physician, remaining 
until 191 7. He resided in Philadelphia from 191 7 until his 
death. He died July 7, 1925, in Philadelphia in the 69th year of 
his age. He dropped dead of heart failure while attending a 
patient. He was buried in the Deep Run Alennonite Burying 
Ground, Bucks Co., Pa. He published : The Armenian, or The 
People of Ararat, Philadelphia 1892; and Armenia, a Martyr 
Nation, New York, 191 8. 

He was married June 27, 1900, in Greenville, S.C, to Minnie 
Lee Huntington, who died December 15, 1915. One son survives 
him. 

RICHARD MORSE HODGE, D.D., 

Son of the Rev. Dr. John Aspinwall and Charlotte Gebhard 
(Morse) Hodge, was born N-eveftiber 25, 1864, in Mauch 
Chunk, Pa. He made a public confession of his faith in the 
First Presbyterian Church of Hartford, Conn., at the age of 
twelve. His preparatory studies were pursued in the High 
School at Hartford and he graduated from Princeton Univer- 
sity in 1886. He received the degree of A.M. from this institu- 
tion in 1889. Entering the Seminary at Princeton in 1886, he 
took the full three years' course there, and graduated in 1889. 



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He remained one year as a graduate student, studying also in 
Princeton University. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Westchester, June 12, 1888, and ordained by the Presbytery of 
Milwaukee, September 18, 1890, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the Westminster Church of Milwaukee, Wis., from 
which he was released April 20, 1892. He then supplied for a 
time the church of Wallingford, Pa. In 1893 he became stated 
supply of Calvary Church, Rivington, N.J., until installed its 
pastor, October 22, 1894, being released April 29, 1895. He was 
professor of Biblical Literature and dean of the Missionary 
Training School of Fredericksburg, Va., from 1895 to 1898; 
superintendent of the Bible Institute for Christian Workers of 
Nashville, Tenn., from 1898 to 1901, and director of an extension 
course in Union Theological Seminary, N.Y., from 1901 to 
1907. During this time he was lecturer on Biblical Literature in 
the Teachers' College of Columbia University, 1902-1919. He 
died May 16, 1928, in New York City, of pneumonia in the 64th 
year of his age. He was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Brook- 
lyn, N.Y. He received the honorary degree of D.D. from the 
University of Nashville in 1901. He published: Questions on the 
Life of Christ, 1898; Historical Atlas and Chronology of the 
Life of Jesus Christ, 1899; Life of Jesus Christ: a syllabus, 
1899, ^i"id Historical Geography of Bible Lands, 191 5. He wrote 
many articles for magazines and religious weeklies. He was a 
member of the Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis and 
a Fellow of the American Geographical Society, 

He was married June 28, 1888, in Glencoe, Md., to Alice 
Austen, who, with one son and one daughter, survives him. 

WILLIAM TAYLOR MORRISON, 

Son of William Montgomery and Asenath Emma (Taylor) 
Morrison, was born July 10, 1861, in Jeffersontown, Ky. He 



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made a public confession of his faith in the Fern Creek Pres- 
byterian Church of Beulah, Ky., at the age of twenty-one. His 
preparatory studies were pursued under his father and he grad- 
uated from Hanover College in 1886. He entered the Seminary 
at Princeton in 1886, remaining somewhat more than two years. 
He spent three months in 1890 in the Yale Divinity School. He 
was never licensed or ordained. He was appointed to the Bu- 
reau of Pensions in the Department of the Interior, Washington, 
D.C., December 22, 1890, and continued in this bureau until his 
death March 28, 1929, in Washington of liver trouble in the 
68th year of his age. He was buried at Fern Creek, Ky. He re- 
ceived the degree of A.M. from Princeton University in 1888. 
He was unmarried, 

CHARLES AUGUSTUS LIPPINCOTT, D.D, LL.D., 

Son of Ebenezer Wood and Annabelle (Weir) Lippincott, was 
born July 30, 1865, in Piedmont, W.Va. He made a public con- 
fession of his faith in the Presbyterian church of Grafton, 
W.Va., at the age of sixteen. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Preparatory Department of Washington and 
Jefferson College, and he graduated from this college in 1887. 
Entering the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same 
year, he remained one year. He was a student in the Union 
Theological Seminary, New York, from 1888 to 1889, and Mc- 
Cormick Theological Seminary, from 1889 to 1890, graduating 
from this institution in the latter year. He was licensed by the 
Presbytery of Chicago, April 1890, and ordained by the same 
Presbytery, April 30, 1890, being at the same time installed 
pastor of the First Church of Joliet, 111., from which he was 
released in 1895. He was associate pastor of the Second Church 
of Chicago, from 1895 until 1899, and its acting pastor, from 
1899 to 1901. He was pastor of the First Church of Flint, Mich., 



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from October 4, 1901, to December 31, 191 1, and pastor of the 
First Church of South Bend, Ind., from October 29, 1912, to 
September 16, 1919. After this he engaged in business until his 
death. He taught the men's bible class in the church of which he 
had been the pastor from 1919 until his death. He died March 
14, 1929, in South Bend, Ind., of pneumonia in the 64th year of 
his age. He was buried at South Bend. He received the honorary 
degree of D.D. from Washington and Jefferson College in 191 2 
and the degree of LL.D. from the University of Notre Dame, 
Ind., in 1922, He was moderator of the Synod of Michigan in 
1906, a director of McCormick Theological Seminary from 
191 1 until his death, and a commissioner to the General Assem- 
bly in 1 91 9. 

He was married October 8, 1890, in Clarksburg, W.Va., to 
Anna Mary Irwin, who, with three sons and five daughters, 
survives him. 

SAMUEL McCAUSLAND KILLEN, 

Son of James Millar and Margaret Rebecca (Sinclair) Killen, 
was born September 4, 1863, in Comber, County Down, Ireland. 
He was a student in Queen's College, Belfast, from 1882 to 

1885, and graduated from the Royal University of Ireland in 

1886. He was a student in the Assembly's College, Belfast, from 
1885 to 1886, and from 1887 to 1889. He entered the Seminary 
at Princeton in 1889, as a graduate student, remaining one year. 
He then entered the senior class of the Seminary from which he 
graduated in 1891. His life was spent in teaching. He was as- 
sistant master of the Saltaire Grammar School, Shipley, Eng- 
land, from 1914 to 1916; assistant master of the Grammar 
School, Streatham, London, from 1917 to 1918; master in the 
Eton House School, Hull, England, from 1918 to 1920, and a 
teacher in the Victoria Park School, Manchester, England, from 



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1921 to 1927. At this time his health failed. He died February 
12, 1929, in Northwood, England, of sarcoma of the spleen and 
anaemia in the 66th year of his age. He was buried at North- 
wood. He was unmarried. 



CHARLES BARNES WILLIAMS, Ph.D., 

Son of Isaac \V. and Martha Jane (Lancaster) Williams, was 
born February 2, 1865, in Uniontown, Pa. He made a public 
confession of his faith in the University church of Wooster 
College, at the age of twenty. His preparatory studies were 
pursued in the Preparatory Department of Wooster College, 
and he graduated from Princeton University in 1888. Entering 
the Seminary at Princeton in the fall of the same year, he re- 
mained one year. He then spent one month in Columbia Theo- 
logical Seminary and six months in the Western Theological 
Seminary. Returning to the Seminary at Princeton in 1890, he 
completed his course there, graduating in 1891. He was licensed 
by the Presbytery of Redstone, April 16, 1890, and ordained by 
the Presbytery of Philadelphia, June 10, 1891, being at the same 
time installed pastor of the church of Carversville, Pa., and was 
released from this charge, October 2, 1894. He served the 
Thompson Memorial Church of Brovv-nsburg, Pa., from 1894 to 
1895. He was pastor of the church of Wellington, 111., from 1895 
to 1897, and pastor of the church of Lexington, 111., from 1897 
to 1898. He was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Church, 
April 30, 1900, and ordained a priest in this Church, June 2, 
1901. He was assistant to the rector of St. Peter's Church, 
Philadelphia, in 1900. He was a student in the Philadelphia 
Divinity School, from 1900 to 1901. He was assistant rector of 
the Church of the Advocate, Philadelphia, from 1900 to 1903; 
rector of Calvary Church, Rockdale, Pa., from 1903 to 1905; 
rector of St. George's Church, West Philadelphia, from 1905 



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to 1907 ; and rector of St, Andrew's Church, Yardley, Pa., from 
1907 to 1913. After this he resided in Germantown, Pa.; Com- 
pas, Pa. ; Nowater, Okla. ; Sapulpa, Okla. ; Gohad, Tex. ; and 
Fort Washington, Pa. He died November 17, 1928, in St. 
Johnsbury, Vt., of angina pectoris in the 64th year of his age. 
He was buried in St. Thomas' Churchyard, Whitemarsh, Pa. He 
received the degree of Ph.D. from the Dhnois Wesleyan Uni- 
versity in 1900. 

He was married June 9, 1892, in HoHcong, Pa., to Margaret 
WilHams Rich, who, with two sons and two daughters, survives 
him. 

GEORGE BERGEN (WESTCOTT) VAN DYKE, 

Son of the Rev. Dr. Joseph Smith and Sarah Jane (Swing) 
Van Dyke, was born September 3, 1865, in Bloomsbury, N.J. 
He made a pubhc confession of his faith in the Second Presby- 
terian Church of Cranbury, N.J., at the age of sixteen. His pre- 
paratory studies were pursued in the Brainerd Institute of 
Cranbury, and he graduated from Princeton University in 
1888. He received the degree of A.M. from this institution in 
1892. He spent the year following his graduation in teaching in 
a private school in Cranbury, N.J. Entering the Seminary at 
Princeton in 1889, he took the full three years' course there, 
and graduated in 1892. He was licensed by the Presbytery of 
Monmouth, April 14, 1891, and ordained an evangelist by the 
same Presbytery, May 12, 1892. He was stated supply of Hope 
Chapel, Watertown, N.Y., from June 1892 to May 1894; pastor 
of the First Church of Perth Amboy, N.J., from July 17, 1894, 
to February 28, 1898; pastor of the church of Hammonton, 
N.J., from May 5, 1898, to November 30, 1899; pastor elect of 
the church of Lowville, N.Y., from December 1899 until in- 
stalled its pastor. May 8, 1900, and was released from this 
charge, January 31, 1904; stated supply of the church of Old 



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Forge, N.Y., from April 1904 to April 1905; pastor of the 
church of Upper Lehigh and stated supply of the church of 
Sandy Run, Pa., from October 13, 1905, to March 18, 191 2, and 
pastor of the church of Moosic, Pa., from May 14, 1912, until 
his death. He died April 3, 1928, in Moosic, of heart disease in 
the 63rd year of his age. He was buried in Westminster Ceme- 
tery, Cranbury, N.J. He was temporary clerk of the Presbytery 
of Lackawanna in 1916 and permanent clerk of the same Pres- 
bytery in 1 91 8. He was a commissioner to the General Assembly 
in 1921 and moderator of the Presbytery of Lackawanna in 
1922. 

He was married September 14, 1892, in Allentown, N.J., to 
Mary Evangeline Swain, who, with one son and one daughter, 
survives him. 

THOMAS FREEMAN DIXON, D.D., 

Son of Thomas and Rebecca Howard (Freeman) Dixon, was 
born November 7, 1870, in Mt. Washington, Md. He made a 
public confession of his faith in the Central