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Samuel Ross Hay, American bishop. Member Joint Hymnal Commission to prepare Methodist Hymnal, 1930-1934; member General Conference of Methodist Church, S., 1906, 10, 14, 18, 22. Democrat.

Background

Hay, Samuel Ross was born on October 15, 1865 in Decatur County, Tennessee, United States. Son of William and Martha Jane (England) Hay.

Education

Educated Southwestern U., Texas. Doctor of Divinity, Southwestern. Doctor of Laws, Centenary College, Louisiana, Southern College, Lakeland, Florida.

Career

Licensed to preach, 1886. Ordained deacon, 1889.

Elder, 1893; junior preacher 1st Church, Paris, Texas, 1887. Pastor Lamar Avenue Church, Paris, 1888, Oak Cliff, Dallas, 1889-1890, Abilene, 1881-1892, Trinidad, Colorado, 1892-1893, Belton, Texas, 1893-1895, Vernon, Texas, 1895-1897, Mexia, Texas, 1897-1898, Corsicana, Texas, 1898-1899, Shearn Church, Houston, 1900-1904. Presiding elder Houston District, 1905-1906.

Pastor Centenary Church, St. Louis, 1906-1907, Beaumont, Texas, 1907-1908. Presiding elder Fort Worth (Texas) District, 1908-1910. Pastor St. Paul’s Church, Houston, 1910-1914, 1st Church, Dallas, 1914-1917.

Presiding elder Dallas pist., 1917-1919. Pastor Amarillo, Texas, 1919, 1st Church Houston, 1919-1922. Elected bishop. May 16, 1922, and appointed bishop in charge of work in China, 1922-1923.

Bishop in charge Arkansas and Louisiana, 1924-1925, in charge east half of Texas and Pacific coast, 1926-1930, in charge west half Texas. And New Mexico, 1930-1934, then in charge Alabama and Florida. Now retired.

Membership

Member Joint Hymnal Commission to prepare Methodist Hymnal, 1930-1934. Member General Conference of Methodist Church, S., 1906, 10, 14, 18, 22. Democrat.

Connections

Married Della Binford, June 11, 1889 (died January 1899).; married second, Margaret Gulick, August 21, 1900. Children: Horace, Sam R.

father:
William Hay

mother:
Martha Jane (England) Hay

spouse:
Della Binford

spouse:
Margaret Gulick

child:
Horace Hay

child:
Sam R. Hay