James Hood Lawther was born in Kittanning, Pa., October 4, 1871.
His boyhood days were spent on a farm near Whitesburg, Pa. After
teaching and attending Edinboro and Clarion State Normals, he entered
Grove City College, graduating from the same in 1898. He then
entered the Western Theological Seminary, from which he graduated in
1901. He was ordained and installed pastor of Scrubgrass Church in
connection with Allegheny Church, May 16, of the same year, having been
Stated Supply at Allegheny the two years previous.
of the Scrubgrass Presbyterian Church, 1903.