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William Fletcher Mcmurry

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William Fletcher Mcmurry, American bishop. member General Conf; member Joint Commn.

Background

Mcmurry, William Fletcher was born on June 29, 1864 in Shelby Company, Missouri, United States. Son of Review William Wesley and Mary Elizabeth (Williams) M.

Education

Educated St. Charles College, Missouri, 1880-1882, Central College, Fayette, Missouri, 1882-1885. Doctor of Divinity, Emory and Henry College, Virginia, 1902. Doctor of Laws, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Centenary College, Shreveport, Louisiana, Central College, Fayette, Missouri, all 1921.

Career

Ordained Methodist Episcopal Church, South, ministry, 1886. Pastor various chs. in Missouri, 1886-1897. Presiding elder, 1897-1902.

Pastor Centenary Church, St. Louis, 1902-1906. Correspondent secretary Board of Church Extension, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1906-1918. Elected bishop, May 1918.

Official visit to mission fields of S. America, 1910, to the Orient, 1918. President Board of Finance, of Methodist Episcopal Church S., St. Louis, Board of Church Extension, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Louisville, and member General Conference Commission to Write Constitution of Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Member Joint Commision on Unification of Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and Methodist Episcopal Church.

Appointed delegate to Ecumenical Conference, London, 1901, 21, 31. President Central College, Fayette, 1924-1930. Home: Fayette, Mo.

Membership

Member General Conf; member Joint Commn.

Connections

Married Frances Byrd Davis, October 9, 1888. Children: Claudia, Bernice (deceased), William Fletcher, Frances, Wesley (deceased).

father:
Review William Wesley M.

mother:
Mary Elizabeth (Williams) M.

spouse:
Frances Byrd Davis

child:
Claudia Mcmurry

child:
Bernice Mcmurry (deceased)

child:
William Fletcher Mcmurry

child:
Frances Mcmurry

child:
Wesley Mcmurry (deceased)