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Clergyman

Byron Henry Wilson, clergyman.

Background

Wilson, Byron Henry was born on November 25, 1871 in near Brookfield. Missouri. Son of John Adams and Mary Arbelia (Kerns) Wilson.

Education

Student Avalon (Missouri) College 4 years. Bachelor of Arts, Philomath (Oregon) College, 1908, Doctor of Divinity, 1909. Studied University of Southern California 3 years. Doctor of Divinity, College of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, 1929.

Career

Ordained Mechanical Engineering ministry, 1895.

Pastor in Missouri and Kansas until 1908. Moved to California, 1908, and pastor at Porterville, Santa Paula, and Highland Park, Los Angeles. General manager Methodist Hospital, Los Angeles, 2 years, and during its construction, 1914-1916.

Also pastor Boyle Heights 1 year. District superintendent Los Angeles District and executive secretary Los Angeles City Missionary Society, 1917-1922. Pastor Grace Church, Long Beach, 1 year.

District superintendent Seattle District, Puget Sound Conference, and executive secretary Seattle City Missionary Society, 1924-1927. Comptroller De Pauw University, 1929. Prominent in securing enforcement of anti-prize fight law, red light abatement law and other reforms for California Delaware General Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church Church, 1920.

Membership

Mason, Odd.

Connections

Married Olah, d. Review Doctor J. D. Mendenhall, of Missouri Conference, January 1, 1896. Children—Mistress F. Marion Smith, Mistress Henry E. Jordan, Mistress Raymond M. Petitfils.

father:
John Adams Wilson

mother:
Mary Arbelia (Kerns) Wilson

spouse:
Olah

child:
Mistress F. Marion Smith Wilson

child:
Mistress Henry E. Jordan Wilson

child:
Mistress Raymond M. Petitfils Wilson