John Knox McClurkin

1853 – 1923

By: Roger Kemps © 2010

 

 

The following was copied from the Sketches of Ministers section on page 582 of "History of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in America."

 

JOHN KNOX McCLURKIN, D. D.

 

Son of Rev. J. J. and Maria S. (Patton) Stevenson McClurkin, was born in Sparta. Randolph County, Illinois, November 23, 1853. The next year his parents removed to Balm, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, where he received his early education, and graduated from Westminster College in 1873. He taught in that institution one year, and in the fall of 1874, accepted the chair of Greek in Geneva College, Northwood. Ohio. In the fall of 1875, he accepted the chair of Greek in Westminster College, and, in 1883, was elected President of Westminster College; and, although declining the honor, he was the acting President for one year. He studied theology in the Princeton and Allegheny Seminaries, and was licensed by the Pittsburgh Presbytery, April 12, 1881. He was ordained by the Philadelphia Presbytery, installed pastor of the Second congregation of the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 9, 1884, and resigned this charge, August 25, 1887, accepting the chair of Systematic Theology in the Allegheny Seminary, where he is in charge. He was honored with the degree of Doctor of Divinity by Westminster College in 1887.

 

The following was copied from page 194 of "Sketches of the Ministers of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America from 1888 to 1930."


JOHN KNOX McCLURKIN,
D. D.


J. K. McCLURKIN, whose biographical sketch appears in Glasgow's History, was, at the time of the publishing of that volume in the year 1888, in charge of the chair of Theology in the Reformed Presbyterian Seminary of Allegheny (now North Side Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania. In 1891 he left the communion of the Reformed Presbyterian Church and entered the United Presbyterian Church, becoming the pastor of the
Shadyside Church of that body. He filled this pastorate with great efficiency and acceptance until the time of his death. He was chosen as Moderator of the General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church at one time, and was Chairman of the Board of Home Missions for some years. He was unmarried. He passed from this life November 9, 1923.

 

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

Who's Who in Pennsylvania - 1908  see pages 447 & 448

John Knox McClurkin Obituary.jpg  from the New York Times, 10 Nov. 1923

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