North Gainesville United Methodist Church
Located at Miller and Wethersfield Roads.,  West of Rock Glen

02/12/06

Picture: Ladies Aid Meeting, about 1914.  For full sized image and other pictures, click here.

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History:
     "Methodists at North Gainesville first erected a church on lot 31, on lands owned by Hastings J. Jenison, around 1840.  The church was incorporated February 12, 1844, as the First Wesleyan Methodist Church of Gainesville at a meeting held in the church.  Reuben Jenison, Peter Jenison, and Daniel Olds were the original trustees of this property.  What became of the original church is not known, but the Silver Lake Sun reported the dedication August 27, 1873, of a new church erected on the west side of the road, opposite and somewhat  to the south of the first building.  Rev. C. G. Stevens was then pastor, the sermon was given by the Rev. George P. Porter while the dedicatory service was conducted by the presiding elder, the Rev. E. L. Newman.  Than, as in recent times, the Gainesville pastor has been assigned to this charge.   On March 19, 1906, the church was destroyed by fire.  It had just been newly painted inside, and paper hangers were at work when a piece of ceiling paper fell across a hot stovepipe and the flames spread rapidly.  Much of the furniture was removed, but the loss was $3,000.  The congregation worshiped for a time in the Rock Glen building until completion of the present building which was erected nearly on the site of the burned edifice."
- Historical Wyoming, July 1955, Harry Douglas

     Original Trustees named on the 1906 Deed: Edwin R. Pierce, Herbert Hatch Jr., Milo Hawley,
Alonzo Hatch, Oziah D. Clark, and Lenper A. Gates.  Property purchased from John Williams Lakas.

Dear Co-Worker: -
    We have spent one year of service together trying to advance the work of God.  We have tried to help the Lord answer the prayer, "Thy Kingdom Come, and Thy Will Be Done in Earth as it is in Heaven."  In a measure we have accomplished that wherefore we have labored.  We look back of the year's work and we see much more that we might have done had we not been wrapped up in our own interests, as to forget the interests of our Master and His Kingdom.  As we look back and see our mistakes may we all firmly resolve and vow to God that we will do better the coming year.
     I shall ever look back to my pastorate on North Gainesville Charge as a green spot in my Christian experience.  As I have gone in and out of your homes I have felt your hearty hospitality and warm Christian fellowship.
     In the words of Brother Paul "I commend you to God, and to the word of His Grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all them who are sanctified."
Your Pastor,
Anson H. Bell
- Picture and text from a 3"X4" pamphlet, not dated. 
 

North Gainesville closed 1977, then re-opened 12 years later.
"
Three former members, Harriet Smith (Draper), Jane Flint and Onalee Sweet, were visiting and Mrs. Flint mentioned how it was too bad the church was sitting idle.  "Let's try (to reopen it),"  said Mrs. Sweet.  "I think we can do it"
- Western New Yorker

This is a beautiful church that has experienced a rebirth, due to the
commitment of several past members.



Members -

Western New Yorker Dec. 17, 1986 Front Page
Click on the image for full sized view

For privacy, only members who joined before about 1938 or known to be deceased are included.
Note: State - S=Single, M=Married, W=Widowed
 
Family Name
Abbey
Abbey
Anderson
Anderson
Bailor
Blowers
Blowers
Blowers
Blowers
Blowers
Bush -Robb
Cancey
Carney
Davis
Davis
Davis
DeLain
Dixon
Draper
Dudley
Dudley
Dumbleton
Evans
Evans
Evans
Evans
Evans
Evans
Fettes
Filtis
Fisher
Fisher
Flint
Flint
Flint
Flint
Flint
Gates
Gates
Grasby
Grasby
Grasby
Hatch
Hatch
Hatch
Hawley
Hayward
Heubusch
Hubbell
Lindsley
Lord
Lord
Luther
McChessney
Miller
Miller
Peterson
Platt
Plummer
Satter
Satter
Satter
Schneckenburger
Schneckenburger
Sheffield
Smith
Smith
Stamp
Stamp
Studley
Tibbitts
Waite
Webster
Wheeler
Wickwire
Wickwire
Wilson
Wilson
Wiseman
Wiseman
Woodworth
Woodworth
Christian Name
Edward
Mrs. Edwards
Gertie Mrs.
H. J.
Jennie Belle
Blaunche Alice
Floyd
Mila
Vernon
Viola
Donna
John
Elsie
Archie
Bernice
Bernie
Grace Hawley
H. Irene
Ivan H.
Mary D.
T. Franklin
Marion
Charles
Lily
Miss Alice
Mrs. Leon
Mrs. Merten
Pearl Wheeler
Kate
Mae
Lester
Onalee
Belle
Bert
Eleanor
Lola Niver
Pearlena
Amy
John Richard
Fred
Hasel? Simmons
James
Clarence
Cora
Francis
Howard
Rose
Neva Elizabeth
Harry G.
Clayton
Forest
Mattie
Jennie
Nettie Mae H.
Elsie
William
Robert
Herman D.
Frank
Emma
Jacob
Melvin
Edith
Ruth
Elizabeth
Arthur
Henry
Floyd
Grace Hawley
Evelyn
Chas
Miles B.
Emery
Gladys
Frank
Walter
Ella
Minnie
Lois Smith
Lola
Harry G.
Pearl
State
M
M
M
M
M
M
M



S
S

M
M

M
M
M
M
M
M
M

S
M
M
M

M
M
M
M
M
M
M
S

M
M
M
M
M
W
M
M
M
M
S
M
M
M
S



M
M
S
M
M
S
S
M
S
M
M
M
M
M
W
M
M
M

S
M

M
M
M
M
Residence
Warsaw
Warsaw
Warsaw
Warsaw



Silver Springs
Silver Springs
Silver Springs


Silver Springs

Castile
Leroy
Rochester


Wethersfield
Wethersfield


Rochester
Rock Glen
Rock Glen
Castile
Oakfield




E. Aurora



Buffalo


Leroy

Leroy


Warsaw

Leroy


Wethersfield



Kenmore
Warsaw
Warsaw

Warsaw
Silver Springs
Rock Glen
Rock Glen
Rock Glen

N. Gainesville
Rochester
Hornell
Hornell
Gainesville Hill
Gainesville Hill
Rochester
N. Gainesville

Castile
Rock Glen

Dunkirk?
Ohio
Rochester
N. Gainesville

Warsaw
Warsaw
Received


16-Mar-02
14-Jun-31
23-Apr-16
23-Apr-16
1909



23-Feb-54
07-May-37

28-Jul-07
10-Sep-05

1905

27-Nov-60
1953
1953
01-May-34
07-Sep-24

1961

1908
23-Mar-18




1909
1905
12-Dec-16
27-Jun-20
07-Sep-08

23-Apr-16
21-Jun-31
14-Jun-31
21-Jun-31
23-May-16
1908
1923
02-May-09
27-Sep-08
Jun 63
10-Jun-34
29-May-55
29-Sep-35
14-Jun-31
Jan. 1901
09-Sep-06


1971
09-Apr-44
07-Apr-63


07-May-37
12-Sep-23
09-Sep-06
14-Jun-31
21-Aug-18
21-Aug-18
1934
06-Oct-37
21-Sep-19
1902
09-Sep-06
16-Mar-02
14-Jun-31

21-Apr-16
09-Apr-06




29-Sep-08
Transfer from
Rushford
Rushford


from Probation
from Probation
from Probation




from Probation






Richmond Ave., Buffalo
Tabor, NJ
Tabor, NJ





from Probation



Warsaw




Perry




















Batavia Wesleyan

Eagle Harbor








Rochester










Warsaw Bap.

 
Deceased


Deceased
Deceased


1945
Deceased
Deceased
Deceased
1967
To Florida

16-Sep-46
26-Jun-63
Deceased

Deceased
01-Apr-74
Deceased
Deceased


Deceased
10-Nov-76
18-Mar-51

Deceased
Deceased
Deceased



1955



20-Jan-46


Deceased






28-Dec-76

1972


02-Feb-46

Deceased
Deceased
Deceased
Deceased
1972
May 1974


23-Feb-86
1963







Deceased


Deceased

Deceased
Deceased
 

Deaths -

Deaths here are more recent than those recorded in the members rolls above.
 
 
Family Name Christian Name Member Date of Death Cemetery City, County, & State
Reckahn Irene Mildred (Davis) Yes 02-Oct-89 Maple Grove Gainesville
Stevens Floyd No 15-Oct-89 Leicester Cem. Leicester, Livingston, NY
Pierce C. James No 06-Jan-90 Wethersfield Wethersfield
Simmons Hazel Yes 17-Feb-90 Gainesville Gainesville
Dolph Larry Yes 02-Jun-91    
Fisher Onalee Yes 20-Aug-92 Warsaw Warsaw
Sweet Elmer Yes 06-May-93 Warsaw Warsaw
Carney Dalton Yes 21-Jan-95 Silver Springs Silver Springs
Draper Miriam Yes 17-Apr-96 Maple Grove Gainesville
 
   

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