REV. CLAYTON CHANDLER CRAWFORD

"Manual of the Churches of Seneca County with sketches of their pastors, 1895-96", compiled and published by the Courier Printing Co., Seneca Falls, NY 1896. This transcription courtesy of Dianne Thomas

.       Clayton Chandler Crawford, pastor of the Disciples Church, Waterloo, N.Y., was born at Bedeque, Prince Edward Island, December 14, 1863. He attended the schools of that country until November, 1884, when he went to Ontario, Canada. For some years Mr. Crawford was engaged in the publishing business in Toronto. While engaged in this business he studied elocution, and some of the languages under private teachers, and such studies as were calculated to fit him for the ministry. On June 3, 1890, he married Miss Ella Shard, of Toronto. They have one child, a little boy. In November, 1891, he sold his interest in the business, and with his wife and child, removed to Florida in the hope that the change would benefit the failing health of his wife. They lived there until May, 1894, where he went to Tully, N.Y., where he preached for the Disciples Church that summer. In November of the same year he received a call as pastor of the Disciples church at Waterloo, which position he still holds. Mr. Crawford was always an active worker in the Christian Endeavor Societies, and was president of the second Society ever organized in Toronto. While in Florida he was elected president of the North Easter District, Y.P.S.C.E. Union in that State.


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