Rev Maxcy Wilbur Hook

Rev Maxcy Wilbur Hook

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Death 9 Feb 1928 (aged 65)
Burial West Columbia, Lexington County, South Carolina, USA
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"Maxcy Wilbur Hook joined the South Carolina Conference at Orangeburg, December, 1886. His first charge has thirteen appointments and was enough to dampen the ardor of any, save one who was inspired by the Divine fervor. On this charge, Effingham, he remained two years and left indelible impress upon the minds and hearts of the people generally. Evidence of the worth, ability and character of the man is further seen in that since leaving his first charge he has remained four years on all others to which he has been appointed, viz: Ridgeway Circuit. Fairfield Circuit, Lower St. Matthews Circuit. And the people on any one of these charges would have rejoiced to have had him continuously returned to them. At the last Conference he was appointed to Bamberg Station, and has already won his way to the hearts of the Bamberg people, and is moving steadily forward in his work there.

"He is a preacher of great power. Progressive without being radical in thought; fearless in presentation of practical truth; and possessed of a rare and matchless eloquence born of deep conviction and flowing from a heart glowing with the passion of service, the people are delighted to hear and are wonderfully influenced by his words. As a man he stands foursquare to all the winds that blow. His innate manliness, inherent gentlemanliness, and genuine sympathy and interest make all who grasp his strong hand feel 'here is a true man, one whom all can trust and upon whom any may safely rely.'

"The only child of consecrated parents, E.E. and E.J. Hook, no pains was spared in his training. That training was ideal. Training of honest, faithful work in the fields developing great physical strength and an independent manliness. Training in full touch and sympathy with the heart of nature, in an atmosphere of culture and love, yet without hot house or any artificial influences. Training in the country schools by an aunt thoroughly equipped for her work and one of the noble women of the earth, by such apostles of education as Jeremiah McCartha, and for some five years, at least, under Rev. J. Emory Watson, who took special delight and pride in his pupil and gave him the benefit of four years more than the ordinary course of teaching in the schools. Through all this he came well prepared and unspoilt to his Divinely called work. In it he has gone forward as a student and faithful worker and is today the peer of any as a preacher of power and a pastor of influence upon the lives of men.

"He was married to Miss Lena Johnston, of Abbeville County, September 9, 1891, who by her culture and true womanliness has been in every way the true helper and companion to her husband. Four children — a son and three daughters — bless their home. For twelve years his mother has graced their home by her presence. And all have made it a place of restfulness and encouragement to the many friends who come to gather there fresh inspiration."

(Twentieth century sketches of the South Carolina Conference, M.E. Church, South).


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Gravesite Details Lexington Area Cemeteries, Vol. 3, p. 107.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Maxcy Wilbur Hook (8 Nov 1862–9 Feb 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83208599, citing Mount Hebron United Methodist Church, West Columbia, Lexington County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .