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David X. Junkin


Rev. David X. Junkin

David X., clergyman, born in Mercer, Pennsylvania, 8 January, 1808; died in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, 22 April, 1880, was graduated at Jefferson college, Pennsylvania, in 1831. After teaching a short time, he was a student at Princeton theological seminary, and was licensed to preach, 17 October, 1833. From 1835 till 1849 he was pastor of the Presbyterian church at Greenwich, New Jersey, and in 1837-'42 was also professor of literature in Lafayette college, Pennsylvania In 1851-'60 he was pastor of a church in Washington, D. C., and of the Presbyterian church in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, becoming chaplain in the United States navy in May of the last-named year. In 1869 he became pastor of a church in Chicago, Illinois, and from 1876 till his death officiated at New Castle, Pennsylvania He published "The Oath a Divine Ordinance and an Element of the Social Constitution" (New York, 1845), and "Memoir of Reverend George Junkin, D. D." (Philadelphia, 1871).


Appleton's Encyclopedia, 1886, edited


From Tales that Were Told:  Many customers including business and professional men were having an evening snack in Wm. Robinson's restaurant. A young man near the door was just lighting a cigar when in bustled our portly and bewhiskered Dr. Junkin. "Gentlemen, gentlemen!" he loudly exclaimed pointing at the weed, “there goes a cigar, fire at one end, fool at the other.”


Fiftieth Anniversary of the Dedication of the Church, 1896-1946, First Presbyterian Church, New Castle


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First Presbyterian Church, New Castle



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