Rev Thomas Hall Pearne

Rev Thomas Hall Pearne

London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 1 Jun 1901 (aged 80)
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cortland, Cortland County, New York, USA
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Rev. Dr. Thomas Hall Pearne was the son of Rev. William Nathaniel and Hannah (Hall) Pearne. The family came to America in 1822. His father was a Local Preacher in the Oneida Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Thomas was the brother of Rev. William Hall Pearne. Anna P. (Root) Pearne was his 1st wife. They were married October 4, 1844. Anna died May 14, 1874. Carolina McDonald Pearne was his 2nd wife. They were married October 12, 1875. Carolina died March 6, 1912. Rev. Dr. Pearne was a minister in the Oneida/Central New York Conference, Oregon-California Mission Conference, Holston Conference and Cincinnati Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was one of the 1st trustees of Willamette University in Oregon and was active in Republican politics in Oregon.

First Fifty Years of Cazenovia Seminary, 1825-1875, Page 114
Sketches of Students of Second Decade
Rev. Thomas Hall Pearne, D.D., was the son of William N. Pearne, who was for a long time a member of the Oneida Conference, and was born in London, England, June 7, 1819. He was converted at M'Donough, New York, when fourteen years old. His name appears in the catalogue of 1836-1837. Entering upon the work of the ministry in the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1839, he continued in the regular pastoral work in the Atlantic States until 1851, when he was transferred to Oregon and appointed presiding elder of the Williamette District. In 1855 he was agent of the Williamette University. From 1856 to 1864 he was editor of the Pacific Christian Advocate, In 1865 he was transferred to the Holston Conference, Tennessee, and appointed presiding elder of the Knoxville District. In 1869 he was editor of the Knoxville Daily Whig. From 1870 to 1873 he was United States Consul at Jamaica, West Indies, and secretary of the American Colonization Society. He has been a delegate to the General Conference, and has received the title of doctor of divinity. He married Miss Anna P. Root, of Madison, New York, an alumna of Cazenovia Seminary, whom he buried since his return from the West Indies. Dr. Pearne is now a member of the Cincinnati Conference, and is stationed in Dayton, Ohio.

Thomas Hall Pearne, D.D
Sixty-one Years Of Itinerant Christian Life In Church And State, c1898 - also see photo

Oregon Historic Photograph Collection
Rev. Thomas Hall Pearne in Salem, Oregon
Collector: Ben Maxwell
Photo Source: Salem Public Library

Morning Oregonian
Portland, OR
June 4, 1901, Page 8, Image 8

Methodist Episcopal Church
Cincinnati Conference Journal
1901, Pgs. 285-288

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