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Church Memorials & Family Names

Oakwood Presbyterian Church
313 10th Street
Troy , New York

Closed November 21, 2010

The present Oakwood Presbyterian Church is a result of the November 1963 merger of the Oakwood Avenue Presbyterian Church (white) and the Liberty Street Presbyterian Church (black). The merger completed, Oakwood pronounced itself "one of the few churches in the nation to act on the belief that character, not color, is the standard of Christian fellowship.''

The original Oakwood Avenue Presbyterian Church was dedicated on July 1, 1868 and its first members were Troy’s most industrious, among them George Ross, the founder of Ross Valve and John Sherry, a wholesale grocer who donated Beman Park to the city of Troy.

 The Liberty Street Presbyterian Church, Troy’s historic black church, was formed as a church at the corner of Liberty and Franklin streets in Troy in 1840. The Liberty Street church hosted underground railroad committees and was very active in the struggle to end institutionalized slavery in the United States. The church at this site burned down in 1941 and the congregation moved to the State Street Methodist Church which was demolished in 1963 for urban renewal.

The following Memorial Names that were found in Oakwood Presbyterian were transcribed by TIGS volunteer Rebecca Rector.

 

Name

Memorial

Location

Inscription

Church

Status

Anderson, Ellen

Name Plate On Brit R. Sheffield Plaque

Back Wall

Ellen Anderson - 1986

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Anker, Mina

Two Brass Vases

On Table In Front of Church

In Memory of Sibilla and William Anker - By Their Daughter Mina

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Anker, Sibilla

Two Brass Vases

On Table In Front of Church

In Memory of Sibilla and William Anker - By Their Daughter Mina

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Anker, William

Two Brass Vases

On Table In Front of Church

In Memory of Sibilla and William Anker - By Their Daughter Mina

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Armitage, Florence B.

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

Florence B. Armitage - 1994

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Armitage, Florence B.

Plaque

Left Wall

Presented to Oakwood Church in Loving Memory of Florence B. Armitage - By the Deacons and Women's Guild

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Armitage, Lloyd F.

Name Plate On Brit R. Sheffield Plaque

Back Wall

Lloyd F. Armitage - 1986

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Baxter, Theodore

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

Theodore Baxter - 1993

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Bielass, Harold

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

Harold Bielass - 1989

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Bigelman, Cora H.

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

Cora H. Bigelman - 1990

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Boddie, Bertie Mae

Name Plate On Florence B. Armitage Plaque

Left Wall

Bertie Mae Boddie - 1997

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Boyd, Elizabeth B.

Name Plate On Brit R. Sheffield Plaque

Back Wall

Elizabeth B. Boyd - 1984

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Brown, Louis J.

Name Plate On Florence B. Armitage Plaque

Left Wall

Louis J. Brown - 1998

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Brown, Mable D.

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

1989 - Mable D. Brown

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Bullock, Charles

Plaque

Back Wall

Presented to Oakwood Church by Diana Edwards - In Loving Memory of Her Parents Helen and Charles Bullock

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Bullock, Diana

Plaque

Back Wall

Presented to Oakwood Church by Diana Edwards - In Loving Memory of Her Parents Helen and Charles Bullock

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Bullock, Helen

Plaque

Back Wall

In Memory of Helen Bullock

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Bullock, Helen

Plaque

Back Wall

Presented to Oakwood Church by Diana Edwards - In Loving Memory of Her Parents Helen and Charles Bullock

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Burt, Ethel M.

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

Ethel M. Burt - 1937

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Campana, Edna M.

Name Plate On Brit R. Sheffield Plaque

Back Wall

Edna M. Campana - 1985

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Carr, Thomas J.

Name Plate On Florence B. Armitage Plaque

Left Wall

Thomas J. Carr - 1999

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Carrier, Lavinna J.

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

Lavinna J. Carrier - 1938

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Carter, Herbert A.

Name Plate On Florence B. Armitage Plaque

Left Wall

Herbert A. Carter - 1998

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Carter, Pauline

Name Plate On Florence B. Armitage Plaque

Left Wall

Pauline Carter - 2003

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Coles, Marvin A.

Name Plate On Brit R. Sheffield Plaque

Back Wall

Marvin A. Coles - 1987

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Collins, Julia A.

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

Julia A. Collins - 1991

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Coons, Madeline

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

Madeline Coons - 1995

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Croake, Edna

Name Plate On Brit R. Sheffield Plaque

Back Wall

Edna Croake - 1986

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Davenport, Anna Mae

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

Anna Mae Davenport - 1938

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Deacons

Plaque

Left Wall

Presented to Oakwood Church in Loving Memory of Florence B. Armitage - By the Deacons and Women's Guild

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Degener, Helen

Name Plate On Florence B. Armitage Plaque

Left Wall

Helen Degener - 2003

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Degener, William H.

Name Plate On Brit R. Sheffield Plaque

Back Wall

William H. Degener - 1987

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Dunham, Marguerite E.

Name Plate On Florence B. Armitage Plaque

Left Wall

Marguerite E. Dunham - 1998

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Edwards, Diana

Plaque

Back Wall

Presented to Oakwood Church by Diana Edwards - In Loving Memory of Her Parents Helen and Charles Bullock

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Falle, Sarah C.

Name Plate On Brit R. Sheffield Plaque

Back Wall

Sarah C. Falle - 1984

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Farrell, Robert T.

Name Plate On Brit R. Sheffield Plaque

Back Wall

Robert T. Farrell - 1985

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Fletcher, Myrtle E.

Name Plate On Florence B. Armitage Plaque

Left Wall

Myrtle E. Fletcher - 1999

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Glover, Dennis L.

Name Plate On Florence B. Armitage Plaque

Left Wall

Dennis L. Glover - 1998

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Gordon, Connie L.

Name Plate On Florence B. Armitage Plaque

Left Wall

Connie L. Gordon - 2002

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Gray, Frieda

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

Frieda Gray - 1938

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Hains, William A.

Name Plate On Brit R. Sheffield Plaque

Back Wall

William A. Hains - 1985

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Hammond, Nannie P.

Name Plate On Brit R. Sheffield Plaque

Back Wall

Nannie P. Hammond - 1986

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Harrell, Queen Ethel

Name Plate On Florence B. Armitage Plaque

Left Wall

Queen Ethel Harrell - 1997

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Harrell, Sallie

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

Sallie Harrell - 1993

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Haywood, Lawrence D.

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

Lawrence D. Haywood - 1990

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Heimburg, Edith

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

Edith Heimburg - 1938

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Hollingsworth, Margaret

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

Margaret Hollingsworth - 1937

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Howes, George A.

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

George A. Howes - 1990

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Jordan, Grace L.

Name Plate On Florence B. Armitage Plaque

Left Wall

Grace L. Jordon - 2003

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Kyser, Faith

Large Wood Table With Carved Cross

In Downstairs Community Room

In Loving Memory of Franklin L. Kyser, Sr.. - By Wife Faith - 1957

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Kyser, Franklin L., Sr.

Large Wood Table With Carved Cross

In Downstairs Community Room

In Loving Memory of Franklin L. Kyser, Sr.. - By Wife Faith - 1957

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Levonian, Levon Y.

Plaque

Back Wall

Levon Y. Levonian Memorial Fund - In Loving Memory of Levon Y. Levonian to Support the Higher Education of Oakwood Church Members

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Levonian, Nevart

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

Nevart Levonian - 1992

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Mattice, Lyla

Name Plate On Brit R. Sheffield Plaque

Back Wall

Lyla Mattice - 1983

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

McAuliffe, Lulu M.

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

Lulu M. McAuliffe - 1937

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

McCullough, Fountaine

Name Plate On Florence B. Armitage Plaque

Left Wall

Fountaine McCullough - 1997

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Michon, George J.

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

George J. Michon - 1989

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Michon, George J.

Plaque

Back Wall

In Loving Memory of George J. Michon - Dedicated Elder and Trustee who Lived His Life in the Service of God

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Moore, Della M.

Name Plate On Florence B. Armitage Plaque

Left Wall

Della M. Moore - 2003

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Morrison, Lillian

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

Lillian Morrison - 1938

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Nurse, Wayne D.

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

Wayne D. Nurse - 1991

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Palmer, Charles A.

Name Plate On Brit R. Sheffield Plaque

Back Wall

Charles A. Palmer - 1983

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Pecor, Francis C.

Name Plate On Florence B. Armitage Plaque

Left Wall

Francis C. Pecor - 2000

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Pecor, M. Leone

Name Plate On Florence B. Armitage Plaque

Left Wall

M. Leone Pecor - 1999

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Phillips, George

Name Plate On Brit R. Sheffield Plaque

Back Wall

George Phillips - 1985

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Phillips, Theresa S.

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

Theresa S. Phillips - 1938

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Pompey, James

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

James Pompey - 1994

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Prout, Hannah E.

Chalice

On Table In Back of Church

In Loving Memory of My Mother Hannah E. Prout - By Ray H. Prout - 1948

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Prout, Jane E.

Chalice

On Table In Back of Church

In Loving Memory of Jane E. Prout - By Ray Prout - 1948

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Prout, Ray

Chalice

On Table In Back of Church

In Loving Memory of Jane E. Prout - By Ray Prout - 1948

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Prout, Ray

Chalice

On Table In Back of Church

In Loving Memory of My Mother Hannah E. Prout - By Ray H. Prout - 1949

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Richards, Bertha

Name Plate On Brit R. Sheffield Plaque

Back Wall

Bertha Richards - 1983

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Richards, W. Lee

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

W. Lee Richards - 1994

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Rourke, Edna

Name Plate On Florence B. Armitage Plaque

Left Wall

Edna Rourke - 1996

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Sharpe, Elizabeth J.

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

Elizabeth J. Sharpe -

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Sheffield, Britt R.

Plaque

Back Wall

Oakwood Avenue Presbyterian Church Memorial Gifts Given In Memory of Britt R. Sheffield - 1983

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Singleton, Althea

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

Althea Singleton - 1992

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Staten, Edna O.

Name Plate On Brit R. Sheffield Plaque

Back Wall

Edna O. Staten - 1984

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Stewart, Hermie

Name Plate On Brit R. Sheffield Plaque

Back Wall

Hermie Stewart - 1984

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Stopfer, Louise

Plaque on Two Tables

Front of Church

In Memory of Mrs. Louise Stopfer - From Family

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Stymer, Holger

Name Plate On Brit R. Sheffield Plaque

Back Wall

Holger Stymer - 1984

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Sybrandt, William H., Rev.

Plaque

Right Wall

.In Memory of Rev. William H. Sybrandt - Pastor From 1882  1920

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Sykes, Raymond

Name Plate On Florence B. Armitage Plaque

Left Wall

Raymond Sykes - 1999

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Thomas, Lorraine

Name Plate On Brit R. Sheffield Plaque

Back Wall

Lorraine Thomas - 1983

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Weeden, Marge

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

Marge Weeden - 1991

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

White, Marjorie Andrews

Plaque

Organ Loft

In Appreciation of Marjorie Andrews White, Organist and Choir Director - 1951 - 1971

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Wilson, Lillie

Name Plate On Helen Bullock Plaque

Back Wall

Lillie Wilson - 1993

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

Womens Guild

Plaque

Left Wall

Presented to Oakwood Church in Loving Memory of Florence B. Armitage - By the Deacons and Women's Guild

Oakwood Presbyterian, Troy

Closed Nov.21, 2010

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