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Clergyman

John Taylor Alton, American clergyman. Member General Assembly State of N.H., 1915-1918; Served as Young Men’s Christian Association secretary, World War I,; member Judicial Council Methodist Church since 1948; Member Theta Phi.; Mason (32 degree, K.T.).

Background

Alton, John Taylor was born on August 22, 1883 in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, United States. Son of John and Malinda (Parrish) Alton.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Mount Union College, 1912, Doctor of Divinity, 1925. Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Boston University, 1915.

Career

Member General Assembly State of N.H., 1915-1918. Ordained deacon Methodist Church, 1915, elder, 1917. Pastor Lincoln, N.H., 1915-1918, Minerva, O., 1918-1920, Grace Church, Akron, O., 1920-1924.

Superintendent Norwalk (O.) District 1924-1927. Pastor Windermere Church, Cleveland, Ohio, 1927-1933, Brood St., Church, Columbus, Ohio, 1933-1935. Superintendent Springfield (O.) District, 1935-1940.

Pastor Westwood Church, Cincinnati, O., 1940-1944. Superintendent Columbus District, 1944-1950.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to church papers and mags.

Membership

Member General Assembly State of N.H., 1915-1918. Served as Young Men’s Christian Association secretary, World War I. Member Judicial Council Methodist Church since 1948.

Member Theta Phi.; Mason (32 degree, K.T.).

Connections

Married Roberta Swartz, August 7, 1907. Children: Ralph Taylor, Ruth (Mistress F. Byers Miller).

father:
John Alton

mother:
Malinda (Parrish) Alton

spouse:
Roberta Swartz

child:
Ralph Taylor Alton

child:
Ruth Alton (Mistress F. Byers Miller)