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Q: Church History ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: Church History
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: hnw-ga
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Posted: 13 Jun 2003 18:20 PDT
Expires: 13 Jul 2003 18:20 PDT
Question ID: 217096
"R. N. Williamson" was pastor of what church in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania in 1873 ?

Clarification of Question by hnw-ga on 13 Jun 2003 19:11 PDT
It comes from a handwritten book inscription "to  ...  with regards of
her pastor R. N. Williamson, May 1873".  The handwriting is difficult
to read, and the person in question lived only a few blocks from St.
Stephen's, so it all fits.  I consider the question to have been
answered.  Thanks to both of you who responded.  -- HNW
Subject: Re: Church History
Answered By: sgtcory-ga on 13 Jun 2003 20:01 PDT
Hello hnw,

Well that was certainly quick! I am glad we were able to assist you.
As noted, the person is most likely, Robert Henry Williamson.

He served as Rector from 1866 until 1873 for St. Stephen's church. I
searched for more pertinent information about Mr. Williamson, but it
is near non-existent on the internet.

Information on Mr. Williamson at St. Stephen's

A local search may prove to be more fruitful, as they keep older
records :

Luzerne County Courthouse
200 N River Street
Wilkes Barre, Pa 18711
Ph# 570-825-1500

Osterhout Free Library
71 S. Franklin Street
Wilkes Barre, Pa 18702
Ph# 570-821-1959

Wyoming Historical Society
49 South Franklin Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Ph# 570-823-6244

To assist with this answer, I searched Google for :

Williamson "Wilkes Barre" "church"

Should you need any clarification, please do not hesistate to ask. I
would love to be of further assistance!

Subject: Re: Church History
From: sgtcory-ga on 13 Jun 2003 18:43 PDT
Hello hnw,

How positive are you with regards to the name and position? I was able
to find strikingly similar information :

1866 - 1873 / Robert Henry Williamson / Rector at St. Stephen's

Subject: Re: Church History
From: emjay-ga on 13 Jun 2003 18:44 PDT
Hi hnw!

Based on my research, as SgtCory indicated, I suspect you're referring
to R. H., not R. N. Williamson. R. H. Williamson served as rector at
Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church in Wilkes-Barre from 1866-1873. The
details are so close that I have a feeling this is your man!

You can view Saint Stephen's church history at the following URL:

All the best!


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