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James Stewart Harkness

Clergyman

James Stewart Harkness, British clergyman. Mason.

Background

Harkness, James Stewart was born on November 18, 1867 in Springfield, Fifeshire, Scotland. Son of James Fleming and Jane (McKenzie) Harkness.

Education

Educational public schools Scotland, and Wesleyan Methodist Seminary, Houghton, New York. (Doctor of Divinity, Dakota Wesleyan University).

Career

Ordained Mechanical Engineering ministry, 1890. Pastor Bradley, South Dakot, 1890-1895. Webster, 1895-1903, Redfield, 1903-1908.

Field secretary Conference Claimant Endowment Fund, 1908-1909. District superintendent Aberdeen District, 1909-1915, Mitchell District, 1915-1921. Vice president Dak. Wesleyan University, since 1921.

President Methodist Eastern State Hospital, Mitchell, South Dakot. Treasurer Conference Board of Trustees, Dak. Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church Church.

Membership

Mason.

Connections

Married Minnie Elenor Griner, of Watertown, South Dakot, June 8, 1892.

father:
James Fleming Harkness

mother:
Jane (McKenzie) Harkness

spouse:
Minnie Elenor Griner