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Silas Ellsworth Idleman, American clergyman. Member Emergency Committee Near East Relief.


Idleman, Silas Ellsworth was born on December 29, 1863 in Mansfield, Ohio, United States. Son of Amos H. and Sarah (Hippard) Idleman.


Bachelor of Arts, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1889, A.M., 1899, Doctor of Divinity, 1908. Boston University, 1891. Bachelor of Divinity, Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, New Jersey, 1898.


Pastor, Chesterville, O., 1889-1891, Utica, O., 1903-1907, Huntington, West Virginia, 1898, Iberia, O., 1899-1900, Galion, O., 1900-1904. Presiding elder Mansfield (O.) District, 1904-1908, district superintendent, 1908-1910. President Clark University, South Atlanta, Georgia., 1910-1912.

President Gammon Theological Seminary, South Atlanta, 1910-1914. Pastor First Church, Bradford, Pennsylvania, 1914-1916. District superintendent Olean (New York) District Genesee Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church Church, 1916-1918.

Regional religious director Young Men’s Christian Association, St. Nazaire, France, 1918-1919. Pastor Grace Church, Rochester, New York, 1919-1920, Snyder Memorial Church, Jacksonville, Florida, 1920-1923. District superintendent Miami District St. Johns River Conference, 1923-1926.

Pastor First Methodist Episcopal Church, South Miami, since 1926.


Member Emergency Committee Near East Relief.


Married Maude E., d. Children: Pearl Kendall (wife of Review.

Amos H. Idleman

Sarah (Hippard) Idleman

Maude E.

Pearl Kendall (wife of Rev Idleman