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Walter Tennant Mcclure


Walter Tennant Mcclure, American clergyman. Mason. President Ministerial Alliance Greater Kansas City, 1914-1915.


Mcclure, Walter Tennant was born on December 9, 1856 in Washburn, Barry Company, Missouri, United States. Son of William and Paulina (Tennant) M.


Bachelor of Arts, Cane Hill College, Boonsboro, Arkansas, 1876, A.M., 1878. Studied Hebrew and Aramaic, University of Chicago Corresponding School, 1894-1898, and received certificate of graduation. (Doctor of Divinity, Central College, Missouri, 1912).


D. Dora Cottey, of Nevada, Missouri, October 17, 1888. Principal high school, Cassville, Missouri, 1878-1879. Teacher Greek and Latin, Neosho Collegiate Institute, 1880-1881.

Received into Southwest Missouri Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1882. Pastor in Missouri, at Nevada, 1882-1886, Lexington, 1886-1890, Jefferson City, 1890-1891, Centenary Church, Kansas City, 1891-1892, Independence, 1892-1893. Presiding elder, Kansas City District, 1894-1898, Boonville District, 1898-1902.

Pastor St. Paul’s Church, Springfield, Missouri, 1902-1906, Nevada, 1906-1909. Presiding elder, Kansas City District, 1909-1913. Pastor Westport Church, Kansas City, 1913-1917, First Church, Sedalia, Missouri, since September, 1917.

President trustees Cottey College, Nevada, Missouri.


  • Other Work

    • Author: A Betrayed Trust, 1903.


Mason. President Ministerial Alliance Greater Kansas City, 1914-1915.


Married Ophelia Abernathy, of Cassville, Missouri, 1878 (died 1887).

William M.

Paulina (Tennant) M.

Ophelia Abernathy