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Clergyman

Alpha Gilruth Kynett, American clergyman. Member Board Church Extension Methodist Episcopal Church, 1896-1916, Board Missions, 1904-1912, National Board Temperance, Prohibition and Public Morals, 1916-1924; Mason.

Background

Kynett, Alpha Gilruth was born on August 3, 1858 in Davenport, Iowa, United States. Son of Review Alpha Jefferson and Althea Pauline (Gilruth) Kynett.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Wesleyan University, 1878, A.M., 1881. Taught in Rugby Academy and studied law, 1878-1882. Bachelor of Divinity, Drew Theological Seminary, 1884.

A.M., Ohio Wesleyan University, 1893. Doctor of Divinity, Cornell College, Iowa, 1897. S.T.D., Wesleyan University, 1918.

Career

Ordained Methodist Episcopal ministry, 1886. Pastor in Philadelphia Conference at Darby, 1884-1887, Oxford, 1887-1889, Pine Grove, 1889-1890, Pottstown, 1890-1892, St. Stephen’s Church, Philadelphia, 1892-1897, Central Church, Frankford, Philadelphia, 1897-1899, Forty-third St. Church, Philadelphia, 1899-1901. Presiding elder, S. District Philadelphia Annual Conference, 1901-1907.

Recording and field secretary, 1907-1916, centenary representative and assistant treasurer, 1916-1919, assistant in church extension, since 1919, Board of Home Missions and Church Extension of Methodist Episcopal Church. Retired 1929.

Membership

Member Board Church Extension Methodist Episcopal Church, 1896-1916, Board Missions, 1904-1912, National Board Temperance, Prohibition and Public Morals, 1916-1924.

Connections

Married Elizabeth H. Hardy, 1884 (deceased).; married second, Catharine A. Hardy, 1910 (deceased). Children: Elizabeth Hardy, Alpha Hardy (deceased), Eleanor Gilruth, Dorothy Dale, Alpha Gilruth (deceased), Katharine Hardy (deceased), Gerald Penfield, Olivia Sterner (deceased), Willard Carpenter.

father:
Review Alpha Jefferson Kynett

mother:
Althea Pauline (Gilruth) Kynett

spouse:
Catharine A. Hardy

spouse:
Elizabeth H. Hardy

child:
Willard Carpenter Kynett

child:
Alpha Hardy Kynett (deceased)

child:
Dorothy Dale Kynett

child:
Katharine Hardy Kynett (deceased)

child:
Olivia Sterner Kynett (deceased)

child:
Gerald Penfield Kynett

child:
Eleanor Gilruth Kynett

child:
Elizabeth Hardy Kynett

child:
Alpha Gilruth Kynett (deceased)