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Rev. George Pomeroy Watrous

 
 
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Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 15, 2018
1. Rev. George Pomeroy Watrous Marker
Inscription.  

Born
in Chester, Connecticut,
January 10, 1825.
Died at Jackson Summit Pa,
June 26, 1894.
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Graduated from Rochester University
1852, Theological Seminary 1854. Same year
went as a Missionary to Burma. His health
failing, he returned in 1860. In the home land
he sought out neglected fields, although easier
and more honorable pastorates sought him.
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He was scholarly and humble, devout and happy.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is January 10, 1825.
 
Location. 40° 57.449′ N, 76° 53.267′ W. Marker is in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, in Union County. Grave marker is in Lewisburg Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 South 7th Street, Lewisburg PA 17837, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Cameron (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wendle Community Mausoleum (about 500 feet away);
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History of the Lewisburg Cemetery Office (about 600 feet away); Lewisburg Witness Tree (about 700 feet away); Moore Avenue (approx. 0.2 miles away); Christopher Mathewson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Christy Mathewson Memorial Gateway (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bucknell University World War I Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewisburg.
 
Regarding Rev. George Pomeroy Watrous. WATROUS - A telegram announces the death of Rev. George P. Watrous this morning at 2 o'clock, June 26th, at Jackson Summit, and that his funeral will be held there tomorrow at 2 p.m. This will be sad news to a large number of people in this county, as it removes from our midst the oldest, best known, and , we may add, best loved Baptist minister now in the Tioga Association. While many in the community at large will mourn his decease [for he had the good will and respect of all who knew him], it is safe to say that no man will be so greatly missed among the Baptists of this county. We have not the particulars of his death, but he had not been sick long. He was not
Rev. George Pomeroy Watrous Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 15, 2018
2. Rev. George Pomeroy Watrous Marker
Looking north
far from 68 or 70 years of age, and during his life has been remarkably free from sickness. He was born in Connecticut and was a graduate of Hamilton college. He married Miss Prudence Knapp, daughter of A.M. Knapp, and sister of Charles H. Knapp and Mrs. Andrew Sherwood, of this place. On his wedding trip he went as a missionary to Burma, where he remained for several years doing excellent work. Wile there two daughters, Dora E. [wife of Wellington Spratt, of the American Baptist Publishing Society of Philadelphia], and Julia E., deceased, were born to him, and since his return to this county a son, Edwin A., of New York City. He has been twice pastor of the Baptist Church in Mansfield, where he was instrumental in reuniting and building it up, and where he labored acceptable and successfully for seven years. Other pastorates, all of them long ones, have been Tioga, Covington, Canton, Athens and Knoxville, while he has occupied numerous smaller fields, as Sullivan State Road, Roseville, Bailey Creek and Job's Corners, and had just completed a new church at Jackson Summit. He was a very active and zealous worker, never allowing himself to rust out, and during his ministry had baptized several hundred persons. Mild and winning in his ways, with a temperament calm and unruffled as a summer sea, calm and pure, but vigorous in his thoughts, unselfish, unassuming, forgiving, charitable,
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he bore about in his person the image of his Lord. - Gray-Strange scrapbook clipping, no year listed. Transcribed by Joyce M. Tice, Tri-Counties Genealogy & History.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 20, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 20, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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