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Rev Geoge W Abernathy born Scotland 1885 .Minister in North Dakota
« on: Saturday 11 August 18 15:34 BST (UK) »
Hi all I am trying to find out just about anything about this man I believe he ministered in the Northern States between 1920-1955.

Can anyone help ?

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Re: Rev Geoge W Abernathy born Scotland 1885 .Minister in North Dakota
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 11 August 18 15:46 BST (UK) »
Hi,

There is a George White Abernethy born st Andrews, Dundee in 1885.

Is this the right person?
US - Paton

Scotland - Paton, MacKenzie, Morrison, Urquhart, Bryce, Lindsay, Izett, Ferrier, Crawfurd, Strath,
England - Williams, Jones, Whitnall, Abbott, Rayner, Rowden, Hawker, Northcote, Seaman

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Re: Rev Geoge W Abernathy born Scotland 1885 .Minister in North Dakota
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 11 August 18 15:51 BST (UK) »
There is an article in the Dundee Evening Telegraph of 14th February 1949 which tells of the Reverend George W. Abernethy spending a holiday in his native Dundee.

On his return he gave lectures to his congregation about the 'conditions on this side'.

There is also a reference to gift being sent, as a result of his lectures,  to two elderly ladies in Dundee from the Sunday School of the First Presbyterian Church, Grand Forks, North Dakota.
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Re: Rev Geoge W Abernathy born Scotland 1885 .Minister in North Dakota
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 11 August 18 15:55 BST (UK) »
Dundee Courier, 16th April 1949: death at Longview, Washington on 13th April 1949, of Reginald Abernethy, only son of the Reverend and Mrs George W. Abernethy, of Grand Forks North Dakota.
Memorial inserted by John Abernethy of Clepington Schoolhouse, Dundee.
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Re: Rev Geoge W Abernathy born Scotland 1885 .Minister in North Dakota
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 11 August 18 16:01 BST (UK) »
There is an article in the Dundee Evening Telegraph of 14th February 1949 which tells of the Reverend George W. Abernethy spending a holiday in his native Dundee.

On his return he gave lectures to his congregation about the 'conditions on this side'.

There is also a reference to gift being sent, as a result of his lectures,  to two elderly ladies in Dundee from the Sunday School of the First Presbyterian Church, Grand Forks, North Dakota.

If this is the same person -

the 1891 census has George White Abernethy living at
29 Grove St Dundee

with:

David aged 33 - occupation Carter
Mary aged 30
Elsie aged 4
Henry aged 2
Maggie aged 8 mths.

Regards,

Lindsey
US - Paton

Scotland - Paton, MacKenzie, Morrison, Urquhart, Bryce, Lindsay, Izett, Ferrier, Crawfurd, Strath,
England - Williams, Jones, Whitnall, Abbott, Rayner, Rowden, Hawker, Northcote, Seaman

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Re: Rev Geoge W Abernathy born Scotland 1885 .Minister in North Dakota
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 11 August 18 16:13 BST (UK) »
There is a tree for him at FS: https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KX31-NGN

Most all of the newspaper clippings refer to him being in Winnipeg during the mid 1930's - mid 1940's.

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Re: Rev Geoge W Abernathy born Scotland 1885 .Minister in North Dakota
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 11 August 18 16:18 BST (UK) »
Wonder if this is him - Rev George W Abernathy or coincidence  (just snippets of newspaper articles)  ???

Lima News Monday, December 6, 1954, Lima, Ohio.

Lima News Thursday  April 23, 1953, Lima, Ohio.

Tipton Daily Tribune Monday, June 5, 1939, Tipton, Indiana.

Lima News Sunday, April 19, 1953, Lima, Ohio.


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Re: Rev Geoge W Abernathy born Scotland 1885 .Minister in North Dakota
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 11 August 18 16:24 BST (UK) »
Canadian Passenger List - Geo W Abernathy - born 1885 - aged 24 years -  departs Glasgow to Quebec on the Grampian - 25 September 1909 - Evangelist.

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Re: Rev Geoge W Abernathy born Scotland 1885 .Minister in North Dakota
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 11 August 18 16:27 BST (UK) »
Snippets + photo from an article in Dundee Evening Telegraph 5th July 1947, in a report about a visit he was making to back to Dundee.

Attended Glebelands, Dudhope and Mitchell Street Schools.
Studied at the Bible Training Institute in Glasgow.
Went to Canada in 1909
Graduated Knox Theological College, Toronto.
Ordained by the Presbytery of Algoma, Ontario, and officiated at Churches in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
c. 1944 went to the First Presbyterian Church in Grand Forks.

His wife was a Canadian.

His brother was janitor of Clepington School, Sandeman Street, Dundee, and his mother Mrs M. Abernethy lived with his brother.
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