PROF. JOHN M. TRIBLE, member of the faculty of Bethany college, is a native of Essex county, Va., and dates his birth from the 18th day of August 1851. His parents, Dr. J. S. and Emeline (Christian) Trible, had a family of nine children, John M. being the eldest. Prof. Tribles' youthful years were spent on a farm and his early educational training was obtained in an academy which he attended at intervals until his twenty-first year. On attaining his majority, he entered Bethany college and graduated in the theological department in 1875, with the honors of his class. On leaving college he accepted the pastorate of the Disciples church of Woolfolk, Va., and after preaching there with great acceptance for eighteen months, accepted a similar position in Franklin, Tenn., going thence to the city of Memphis, where he was pastor four years. His next charge was in Buffalo, N. Y., where he continued four years, then to St. Louis, but later returned to Buffalo, where he remained until he accepted the position which he now fills, i.e., professor of New Testament literature. While at St. Louis he was editor of the Evangelist, a periodical devoted to the interests of the current reformation which he conducted in connection with his pastoral work. Prof. Trible and wife, whose maiden name was Bessie Campbell, are the parents of three children, namely: John M., Susan Bates and William Campbell.
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