Robert Bermie Wetmore

Last report of a Universalist minister dying young, for a while. Also from the 1901 Universalist Register: Robert Bermie Wetmore, born in Fredonia, N.Y., in 1867, died in Newport, N.Y., February 13, 1900. Graduating from the State Normal School in his native village, he was several years engaged in school teaching. Becoming interested in the… Continue reading Robert Bermie Wetmore

Omer Genere Petrie

Another early death. Note that the 120th anniversary of his ordination is coming up. From the 1901 Universalist Register: Omer Genere Petrie, born in Eldorado, Ohio, January 26, 1870, died in Palmer, Mass., April 28, 1900. Becoming a member of the Universalist Church in his native town at the age of sixteen, he received his… Continue reading Omer Genere Petrie

Harry Lawrence Veazey and Ellen Frances (Nellie) Calhoun

Yesterday’s remembered obituary led Oak Ridge, Tennessee Unitarian Universalist minister Jake Morrill to recall (on Facebook) another early death: the one with the boat. I’d read about this years ago, but had been unable to find the citation. Thanks to him for supplying the name: Veazey. For this reason, I’ve opened two now categories: Ministers… Continue reading Harry Lawrence Veazey and Ellen Frances (Nellie) Calhoun

Richard A. Lenz

From the 1911 Universalist General Convention Board of Trustees annual report. Richard A. Lenz . . ., of the class of 1909, Canton Theological School, died in Nunda, N.Y., where he had been pastor less than a year, March 20, 1911. A short time with the church in Clarendon comprised the whole of this young… Continue reading Richard A. Lenz