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William Seidner Giltner
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Birth: May 18, 1827
Death: Dec. 15, 1921

Preacher, educator trained at Bethany College, W.Va, President of Eminence College from 1858-1893, and son-in-law of Aylette Raines.

Tribute To W.S. Giltner
From the Official Board of the Christian Church

The Executive Board of the Eminence Christian Church takes this means of giving public expression to their appreciation of the splendid and devoted service rendered to this church by our beloved brother, W. S. Giltner. For nearly forty-five years he was connected with its membership and never has there gone from us one whose heart and hand were more closely identified with its best interests. In all of the trials, its problems, its pastorless periods, it was W. S. Giltner who steps into the breach with his counsel and comfort. and with that unbounded faith in the power of prayer that was the secret of his splendid optimism and zeal. Never during all the years was he absent from the midweek prayer service unless thwarted by some unavoidable hindrance. He was God's true servant, first, last and always, equally content to be leader or to be among the humblest followers. He harbored no personal grudge nor suspicion but cherished toward all the love that is kind.

To Brother Giltner more than to any other one person we owe the beauty and comfort of our present church building. As chairman of the Building Committee he devoted almost his entire time to the work, laboring often with his own hands, and aside from a liberal donation to the building fund, met many incidental and sometimes large expenses out of his own purse. When the work was threatened with difficulties he encouraged the workers and inspired the whole church with confidence in the final outcome. But the church building is not the only monument he has left us. As an elder he was efficient and untiring. As a brother in the congregation he was filled with that love that works out in character the quality of Godlikeness. As a friend he was fatherly and kind, giving freely of his means his kindness and confidence, always counting it a privilege to help others to the uttermost. He was truly an educator of the mind, heart and soul. Though forced to hold his membership elsewhere during the last years, we knew his great heart was ours and that it yearned over its old church home at Eminence with a love that could not be measured. We shall miss him, for his own unique place is empty; but we will rejoice in his transition to a better world toward which the fine influence of his earthly life shall ever beacon us. -Committee, Eminence Christian Church, Disciples Of Christ, 1844-1994, History, page 23.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Giltner (1796 - 1863)
  Rosanna Snyder Giltner (1798 - 1838)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Elizabeth Raines Giltner (1838 - 1894)
 
 Children:
  Anabel Giltner Brewer (1858 - 1942)*
  Elizabeth Drane Giltner (1862 - 1932)*
  Leigh Gordon Giltner (1867 - 1940)*
  William Henry Giltner (1871 - 1937)*
  Robert Raines Giltner (1872 - 1943)*
  Frank Carlton Giltner (1876 - 1935)*
 
 Siblings:
  Martin Giltner (1822 - 1862)*
  Archibald Giltner (1823 - 1842)*
  William Seidner Giltner (1827 - 1921)
  Mary Ann Giltner Freeman (1830 - ____)*
  Frances Elizabeth Giltner Russell (1832 - 1902)*
  Margaret Jane Giltner Clark (1836 - 1925)*
  Henry C Giltner (1839 - 1880)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Eminence Cemetery
Eminence
Henry County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Odd Fellows Section
 
Maintained by: Tom Childers
Originally Created by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
Record added: Jul 19, 2008
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