Albert Witsius McClurkin

1864 – 1926

By: Roger Kemps © 2010



The following was copied from the Sketches of Ministers section on page 579 of "History of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in America."




Son of Rev. Dr. Hugh P. and Jane (Orr) McClurkin, was born in New Concord, Muskingum County, Ohio, January 1, 1864. He received his early education in Muskingum College, and graduated from Geneva College in 1884. He taught school in Wahoo, Nebraska, one year. He studied theology in the Allegheny Seminary, was licensed by the Kansas Presbytery, April 3, 1888, and preached in Quinter, Kansas, for some months.



The following was copied from pages 190 and 191 of "Sketches of the Ministers of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America from 1888 to 1930."


A. W. MCCLUEKIN, whose biographical sketch appears in
Glasgow's History up until the time of his licensure, was in the year 1888 preaching in the bounds of Kansas Presbytery, having been licensed to preach the Gospel by Kansas Presbytery at Olathe, Kansas, on April 3, 1888. He completed his course in the Seminary and on May 31, 1889, was ordained to the Gospel Ministry by Pittsburgh Presbytery at New Alexandria, Pennsylvania, and installed pastor of the congregation in that place at the same time. On January 14, 1891, the pastoral relation between the New Alexandria congregation and their pastor was dissolved upon the resignation of the pastor. Soon after this he left the communion of the Reformed Presbyterian Church and his name was taken from the roll of Presbytery. On leaving the Covenanter Church he affiliated first with the United Presbyterian Church and then with the Presbyterian Church, in which body he held several pastorates in the state of Illinois. He held charges in Earlville, Apple River, Cedarville, Millersburg (four years). At the time of his death he was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Augusta, Illinois. He passed away in the manse there. After a serious illness of heart trouble lasting for a space of three months, he passed away from the fields of a long service in the Kingdom, April 20, 1926. The surviving members of his family are: His wife, Anna Garland McClurkin, who lives in Aledo, Illinois, and three daughters, Eleanor, Mrs. W. H. Downey and Mrs. Kenneth Cooling. His life has been described by one near to him as "A series of small tasks well and faithfully done." His labors were in small communities where his influence was deeply felt and will be abiding.


For additional information related to his parents and siblings, see the Outline Descendant Report of Thomas McClurken and the Ancestor Tree.


Reference Sources:

History of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in America

Sketches of the Ministers of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America

1870_Hugh_McClurkin.pdf  see line 32

1880_H_P_McClurkin.pdf  see line 41



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