|Birth: ||Jan. 29, 1902|
St. Lawrence County
New York, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 29, 1975|
New York, USA
Rev. Roger Fisk Williams was the son of Alfred R. and Blanche (Rundell) Williams. He was the husband of Carolyn Sophia (Kroner) Williams. He was a minister in the Northern New York Conference and Genesee (now Western New York) Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church/The Methodist Church/United Methodist Church.
United Methodist Church
Western New York Conference Journal
1976, Page 240
On January 29th, 1902 Alfred R. and Blanche Rundell Williams welcomed into their home in DeKalb Junction, New York, a baby boy to whom they gave the name Roger Fisk. Seventy-four years later Roger laid down the tasks that had been committed to his hands and entered a new home which would have no end. The 74 years that Roger lived among us were years of preparation and service. He worked for a short period of time and entered Syracuse University, graduating in 1926. In 1928 he enrolled as a student in Drew University; was received on trial in the Northern New York Conference in 1921, ordained as Deacon in 1925 by Bishop Adna Wright Leonard, and Elder in 1928 by Bishop Harry Lester Smith. He served the following charges in the Northern New York Conference: Scriba, New London, Pennellville, West Frankfort, East Hamilton, Cold Brook, Ellisburg, Antwerp, Chaumont, Alexandria Bay, Central Square, Lowville and St. Johnsville. From St. Johnsville Roger was transferred to the Genesee Conference (now Western New York) and served at North Chili, Wayland, Andover and Greenwood. Ill health brought about his retirement in 1967. While a student at Drew he served the church at Saddle River, New Jersey and it was there that he met Carolyn Sophia Kroner and married her, June 3, 1930 when serving as pastor at Cold Brook. Their one son, Roger Frederick, born August 2, 1933, is now personnel officer and manager of the Equal Oppurtunity Operations Program for IBM. He, with his wife and three children, Lyn Meryl, Peter Roger, and Lany Carol, lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Roger was a faithful preacher, pastor, and untiring in his service to the conferences of which he was a member. In Northern New York he served for many years as chairman of the Conference Historical Society, He also served as chairman of the Conference Relations Committee, president of the Black River District Ministerial Association, and secretary-treasurer of the Black River District. He also wrote several papers and pamphlets pertaining to the history of churches he had served, as well as several family histories. Soon after transferring to the Genesee Conference he was made Chairman of the Conference Historical Committee and wrote a pamphlet on the History of Genesee Conference and was a delegate to the Sesquicentennial of Methodism at Baltimore in 1966. Roger slipped from us on December 29, 1975, leaving his wife, Carolyn, his son Roger and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Applegate Funeral Home in Ilion, December 31, 1975 with the Rev. William A. Wilbur, retired minister of Mohawk, and Rev. Raymond Linza of the Frankfort United Methodist Church conducting the service. Interment was in Oak View Cemetery, Frankfort, New York.
Written by Rev. William A. Wilbur
Carolyn Sophia Kroner Williams (1905 - 1977)*
1902 - 1975"
New York, USA
Created by: Mary Jane Haight-Eckert
Record added: Nov 07, 2009
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