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The Presbyterian of the South : [combining the] Southwestern Presbyterian, Central Presbyterian, Southern Presbyterian. [volume] (Atlanta, Ga.) 1909-1931, July 09, 1919, Image 19

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Xoadipry-Klpalu'i't: In Richmond,
Va.t J nno 7, 1919, by Dr. P. T. Me
Paclen, Elisha Cassada Neathery and
Hosa Agens Kleabert, l)olh of Rich
mond, Va.
Slono-Bolon: In Richmond, Va.,
June 1 1, 1919, by l>r. P. T. McPadon,
Raymond E. Stone, of Hetterton. Md.,
and Dorothy K. Rolen, of Richmond,
Kindred - Kind rod : In Richmond,
Va., June 19, 1919, by P. P. T. Mc
Paden, Aleamler C. Kindred, of Flag
staff, Ariz., and Margaret \V. Kindred,
of Richmond, Va.
M?'l>o\veil - Newitt : In Richmond,
Va., June 24, 1919, by Dr. P. T. Rlc
Paden, Thomas H. McDowell and
Edith 11. Newitt, both of Richmond,
ClifYord-Peck: At the home of the
bride's mother, Mrs. John K. l'eck, 06
Athens, \V. Va., June 18, 1919. by
Rev. L. W. Irwin, Mr. John Irvine
Clifford, of Edgarton, W. Va., and
Miss Mary Waller l'eck.
Dupuy- Yuuglinn: On June 30, 1919,
at the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. P. B. 1). Vaughan, Lees
burg, Pla.. by Rev. S. 1*. Mahoney, of
of the Baptist Church, assisted by
Rev. B. 11. Dupuy, father ?>f the bride
groom, Mr. John William Dupuy, of
St. Petersburg, Pla.. and Miss Vera
Frances Vaughan.
Rev. V. II. Sturbuck died at his
home at Marshall, Va., on April 19,
1919. He had been in failing health
for about a year. For the past two
years he had been pastor of the Mar
shall and Delaplane churches. Previ
ously he had served churches in North
Carolina, Virginia and Kentucky.
Mrs. Margaret Edwards Adams
who died Friday morning June 13th,
in the Baker Sanatorium, was the last
survivor of the twelve children of the
late William Henry and Margaret
Ramsey (Green) Holmes, of Charles
ton, S. C. Five of these children were
Confederate soldiers, of whom Robert
I-iittle Holmes was the first man killed
in the War Between the States. Mrs.
Adams was married to the Rev. Wil
liam Hooper Adams, who for twelve
years was the pastor of the Circular
Church and member of the Presby
tery of Charleston, lie was the elder
son of the eminent theologian of the
Congregational Church, Nehemiah
Adams, of Boston, who was also a
supporter of the Southern cause.
Mrs. Adams was an ardent lover
of her native Charleston, and with the
exception of five years, spent her en
tire life here. In her last illness slie
was attended by her two children,
Miss Pauline Adams, of Washington,
and the Rev. W. Hooper Adams, of
the Tabernacle Presbyterian Church,
of Springfield, Mo.
Whereas, it has pleased Almighty
God in His wise Providence to take
from us our beloved and esteemed
brother, Captain C. B. Coiner; be it
Resolved, That in humble submis
sion, but with sorrowing hearts, we
bow to His will sorrwing most for
what we have lost in a wise and faith
ful counsellor in all our deliberations.
He was a man of prayer and faith,
ever ready to do his part in every
activity of the Church. "Captain,"
as we lovingly called hint, was looked
up to and listened to with deepest re
spect whenever lie spoke in the Church
We hereby extend our deepest sym
pathy to his bereaved ones, and direct
that a copy of these resolutions be
spread on the minutes of our Session
and a copy 1 >| ? sent to tin? f:iniily. Also
a copy to the l'n byterin of the South
for public cition.
J. M. Irvine,
C. E. Irvine,
Tiie cause of Christ in Richmond
lias suffered a serious loss in the
death of Air. Andrew Roy Ellerson,
who departed this life on the 0 1 1 1
day of April. 1919. He was born
at Ruck Hill, Chesterfield County, Va.,
on October 12, 1S44, and was there
fore in bis seventy-lift b year. His
whole life was passed in Richmond
and vicinity, and he was well known
to all of our people. When the Civil
War broke out in 1851 be was seven
teen years of age, and immediately
volunteered, serving through to the
end. He was slightly wounded on two
occasions. Mr. Ellerson gave his heart
felt support to the cause of the South,
and did not spare himself during the
conflict. He could never speak of bis
war experiences without the exhibi
tion of much interest and feeling. On
December 20, 187U, he was married
to Miss Rebecca Lewis storrs. The
fruits of this marriage were eleven
Children, six of whom are still living
? two daughters, Mrs. Armstrong
Thomas, of Baltimore, and Miss Ro
berta W. Ellerson, and four sons ?
Messrs. Sidney H., Jock H., William
Roy and Douglas G. Ellerson. He
began life as a farmer in Hanover
County, but later entered into the fer
tilizing business with Mr. James IS.
Tinsley, and continued in that firm
until the formation of the Virginia
Carolina Chemical Company, lie took
an active part in the latter company,
was sales manager until about two
years before bis death, when he re
tired from active business on account
of ill health. Ho was director both in
the National State and City Bank and
in the Richmond Trust Company; and
bis ad\ice and counsel in all matters
of business were highly appreciated
by bis associates. Mr. Ellerson was
a man of singular energy and upright
ness in bis dealings with his fellow
men. He succeeded in business, and
conscientiously employed bis means
for the promotion of noble and Chris
tian purposes.
Mr. Ellerson was a devoted Chris
tian. lie cherished a simple and earn
est faith, and loved the services of the
Church. Early in life be connected
himself with tho First Presbyterian
Church of Richmond. Later he was
an active participant in the organiza
tion of the Mizpah Church, and was
an oflicer in that Church for many
years. Ho served from the be
ginning as its treasurer, and also
became a ruling elder in the same
organization. Perhaps the Mizpah
Church owes more to the help of Mr.
Kllerson than to any other of its mem
bers. He loved it, and gave it his
generous and prayerful support. A
few years ago he changed his resi
dence from Ellerson, in Hanover
County, to Richmond, and then trans
ferred bis membership to the Second
Presbyterian Church, to which he
gave a loving and generous support
until the day of his death.
Mr. Ellerson was a man of deep
convictions, pronounced and out
spoken in his views, lie did not hesi
tate to say what he believed, and de
fended his beliefs 011 all occasions
with intelligence and vigor of thougiit
and expression. Itcligion was a mat
ter of deep concern with him, and he
was never happier than when talking
about it, or when energetically en
gaged in the work of the Church. He
was a man of prayer, and believed
that God hears the prayers of His
people. This faith gave him much
comfort and strength in his last days.
No man could have been more faithful
and loyal to his friends, and there are
many of them left to rise up and call
him blessed. As a member and officer
in the Church be was a staunch sup
porter of the minister, and was always
seeking oportunities to encourage his
pastor in the work of (lie Lord. He
greatly enjoyed the preaching of the
gospel, and never failed to express
his appreciation of a message from the
minister which was edifying and com
forting to his soul. The Church of
God needs more men like Andrew
Hoy Ellerson. His death was a great
loss, and it is to be earnestly hoped
that others will be found to fill his
place. R. C.
Richmond, Va., July 1, 1919.
Whereas, our Heavenly Father has
seen fit to remove from our midst
Mrs. Helen M. Agnew, our beloved
leader and co-worker in the Woman's
Auxiliary, we therefore, as a society
desire to extend to the sorrowing fam
ily our most affectionate sympathy,
and our prayers for the Father's com
forting presence to be with tliem al
ways. Also to put on record our high
estimate of her worth as a Church
member and Sunday school teacher,
and an enthusiastic worker for good
in every direction.
Resolved, That a copy of these res
olutions be sent to Mr. Agnew and to
the "Presbyterian of the South," and
that they also bo transcribed on the
minutes of the Church society.
Mrs. W. A. Sellers,
Mrs. Wm. H. Gould,
Mrs. W. Forrest,
I). 1).
At Tampa, Fla., 011 Tuesday morn
ing, June 3, 1919, at (1:30, the gentle
spirit of Rev. I)r. William Nelson
Scott peacefully loft its tenement of
clay and winged its llight into the
glorious presence of Him whom hav
ing not seen, lie loved, but whom then
beholding, he was transformed into
His blessed image.
Of all the noble army of Christian
heroes whom it has been the privi
lege of the writer to know, there was
none who walked more closely with
Jesus or radiated more beautifully
his character than did Dr. Scott. His
life was ever saying, "for me to live
is Christ."
Such a character can never die. He
lives and shall live forever in the
lives which his teachings and exam
ple have brought into loving and last
ing fellowship with Christ.
Surviving Dr. Scott are one slaugh
ter, Miss Agnes; a son, John; two
grandchildren, four brothers and two
sisters ? Dr. Stanhope Scott, Terra
Alta, ltev. Dr. John Scott, I3rookneal,
Va.; Rev. L. E. Scott, Rarber, Va.;
Mrs. T. E. Nininger and Miss Anna
Scott, Waynesboro, Va. His wife,
who died in 1S96, was Miss Margaret
Hannah, of Slielbyville, Ky.
The funeral services of Dr. Scott
were held in Richmond, Va., and were
conducted by Rev. H. J. Williams,
pastor of the Third Church, Rich
mond, assisted by Kev. Dr. J. P.
Smith, of Richmond, and Rev. Dr. D.
K. Walthall, of Waynesboro, Va.
Dr. Scott enjoyed a spiritual ances
try of unusual distinction. His was
the fourth generation of ministers of
the gospel. His great-grandfather,
Rev. Archibald Scott, was a native
of Scotland, but came to America at
an early age and became a minister of
great prominence in Revolutionary
days, lie was one of the founders of
Presbyterianism in the Valley of Vir
ginia and the first pastor of what
are new Hebron and Bethel congrega
tions, Augusta County, Va.
His son, Rev. W. N. Scott, for whom
the deceased was named, was the
founder of Presbyterianism in Moore
field and Petersburg, W. Va. The
third in the line of descent was Rev.
John A. Seott, who was also a min
ister of distinction and gave to the
Church three of his sons as ministers.
Of these sons the subject of this
memoir was the oldest, and was born
in the manse at Halifax Courthouse,
Va., September 2">, 1848. Although
less than seventeen years of age at
the close of the Civil War, he took his
part in that momentous struggle. He
was a graduate of Washington and
Lee University and Union Theological
Seminary, Va. He was licensed by
Winchester Presbytery in 1876 and
the same pear was ordained by East
Hanover Presbytery. He served four
churches Samuel Davies, Hanover
county, Va.; the Third Church Rich
mond. Va.; the First Church, Galves
ton, Tex., and the Second Church,
Staunton, Va. He was eminently suc
cessf ll in all his pastorates, but his
great work was done in the Galveston
and Staunton churches, which he
served for nineteen and eighteen
years, respectively. The work which
he did in either of these churches, in
the ingathering of souls and the build
ing up of the faithful in their most
holy faith, might well claim the
thought and energies of an entire life.
He was made a D. D. by Central Uni
versity, Ky., in 188G.
As a preacher, he was strong, able,
fearless, always declaring the whole
counsel of God. As a pastor he was
tender, sympathetic and indefatiga
ble. Eternity alone can tell how
many dark hours his presence and
tenderness have dissipated or how
many souls his loving personal touch
has won for Jesus.
As a man he exemplified in his life
the principles of the pospel he pio
claimed. His faith shone ever trium
phant and revealed a life hid with
Christ in God. No hour was so dark
to him that it was not brightened and
hallowed by the Master's presence and
the Master's love. As of Enoch, so
may it be said of him: "And he walked
with God and he was not, for God
took him."
"Servant of God, well done.
Rest from thy loved employ;
The battle fought, the victory won.
Enter thy Master's joy.
"His spirit with a bound
Left the encumbering clay:
His tent, at surprise, on the ground,
A darkened ruin lay.
"The pains of death are past,
Labor and sorrow cease;
And life's long warfare closed at last.
His soul is found in peace.
"Solider of Christ, well done!
Praise be thy new employ;
And while eternal ages run,
Rest in thy Saviour's joy."
D. K. W.

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