GENEALOGICAL ABSTRACTS FROM REPORTED DEATHS
THE NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE 1915–1919; 1929
By Jonathan Kennon Thompson Smith
Copyright, Jonathan K. T. Smith, 2003
ADDENDUM: THE NEW BISHOPS
From the May 24, 1918 issue:
The New Bishops
John Monroe Moore was born January 27, 1867, at Morgantown, Ky.; the son of Joseph Alexander and Martha Ann (Hampton) Moore. He was educated at the Morgantown High School, Lebanon (Ohio) College, A.B., '87; Universities of Leipzig and Heidelberg, '94-'95; Yale University, Ph.D., '95. The degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred on him by Central College, Missouri. In 1887 he was licensed to preach and in 1895 was admitted on trial by the St. Louis Conference; from 1895 to 1898 he was pastor of Marvin Memorial Church, St. Louis; transferred to the West Texas Conference in 1898 and for four years was pastor of Travis Park Church, San Antonio; transferred to the North Texas Conference in 1902 and for four years was pastor of First Church, Dallas; from 1906 to 1909 was Managing Editor of the CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE; pastor of St. John's Church, St. Louis, 1909-10; in 1910 was elected Secretary of the Department of Home Missions and for the past eight years has served the Church in that capacity. Since his election as Home Mission Secretary he has been a member of the North Texas Conference. March 25, 1901, he was married to Miss Bessie Harris, of San Antonio, Tex.
William Fletcher McMurry was born June 29, 1864, in Shelby County, Mo.; the son of Rev. William Wesley and Mary Elizabeth (Williams) McMurry. He was educated at St. Charles, (Mo.) College and Central College, Fayette, Mo.; the degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred by Central College. In 1887 he was admitted on trial by the Missouri Conference and for three years was pastor at St. Joseph, Mo.; pastor at Macon, Mo., 1890-94; pastor at Richmond, Mo., 1894-98; presiding elder of the St. Joseph District, 1898-1901; transferred to the St. Louis Conference and was presiding elder of the St. Louis District, 1901-02; pastor of Centenary Church, St. Louis, 1902-06: Corresponding Secretary of the Board of Church Extension, 1906-18. In 1888 he was married to Miss Francis B. Davis.
Urban Valentine Williams Darlington was born August 3, 1870, in Shelby County, Ky.; son of James H. and Kitty (Pemberton) Darlington. He was educated in the common schools of his county and at Kentucky Wesleyan College. August 16, 1890, he was licensed to preach and in 1896 was admitted on trial by the Kentucky Conference. His pastorates in the Kentucky Conference were: Washington, four years; Millersburg, one year; Scott Street, Covington, four years. He was then transferred to the Western Virginia Conference, and was pastor of St. Paul's Church, Parkersburg, 1905-09; Johnson Memorial Church, Huntington, 1909-13; presiding elder of the Ashland District, 1913-14; Financial Agent of Morris Harvey College, 1914-15: since 1915 President of Morris Harvey College, Barboursville, W. Va. He was married October 30, 1901 to Miss Lyda Clark, of Millersburg, Ky.
Horace Mellard Du Bose was born November 7, 1858, in Choctaw County, Ala.; son of Hezekiah and Amanda (Hawkins) Du Bose. He was educated at Waynesboro (Miss.) High School and under private tutors. The degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred by Emory and Henry College in 1891. In 1877 he was admitted on trial by the Mississippi Conference and was pastor of the Chotard Circuit, 1877-79; Fayette Circuit, 1879-80; transferred to the Texas Conference and was pastor of St. James Church, Galveston, 1881-82; Huntsville, 1882-84; Shearn Church, Houston, 1884-86; Marvin Church, Tyler, 1885-88; transferred to the Los Angeles Conference and was pastor of Trinity Church, Los Angeles, 1889-90; editor Pacific Methodist Advocate, 1890-94; transferred to the East Texas Conference and was pastor of Marvin Church, Tyler, 1895-96; transferred to the Mississippi Conference and was pastor of First Church, Jackson, 1896-98. In 1898 he was elected Epworth League Secretary and in that capacity served the Church for twelve years, he then insisting that the General Conference not reelect him to that office. He transferred to the North Georgia Conference and was pastor of St. John's Church, Augusta, 1910-12; First Church, Atlanta, 1912-15; in 1915 was elected Book Editor. The degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred by Emory and Henry College, 1891. He was married, December 6, 1882, to Miss Rosa Chaney, who died in 1895; in 1899 he was married to Mrs. Gertrude V. Amis.
William Newman Ainsworth was born February 10, 1872, at Camilla, Ga.; son of Rev. James Thomas and Kate ( McRaeny) Ainsworth. He was educated at Emory College, A.B., 1891; the degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred by Emory College in 1905. In 1891 be was admitted on trial by the South Georgia Conference and was pastor of Grace Church, 1892-96; Montezuma, 1892-94: Bainbridge, 1896-1900; Dublin, 1900-02; Mulberry Street, Macon, 1902-06; Wesley Monumental Church, Savannah, 1906-09; President of Wesleyan College, 1909-12; pastor of Mulberry Street Church, Macon, 1912-16; Wesley Monumental Church, Savannah, 1916-18. He was married October 11, 1893, to Miss Mary Nicholson.
James Cannon, Jr., was born November 13, 1864, at Salisbury, Md.; the son of James and Lydia R. (Primrose) Cannon. He was educated in the schools of Salisbury; at Randolph-Macon College, A.B., 1884; Princeton University, A.M., 1889, and D.D., 1888. The degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred by Randolph-Macon College, 1903. He was admitted on trial by the Virginia Conference in 1888 and served the following charges: Charlotte Circuit, 1888-89; Newport News, 1889-91; Farmville, 1891-94; Principal of Blackstone Female Institute, 1894-1911; editor of the Baltimore-Richmond Christian Advocate since 1904; Superintendent of Southern Assembly since 1911; President of Blackstone College for Girls since 1914; for some years Conference Secretary of Education; Superintendent of the Virginia State Anti-Saloon League since 1909; Legislative Superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of America. He was married August 1, 1888, to Miss Lura Virginia Bennett, of Louisa County, Va.
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