Robert James Pilgrim, son of Rev. Frederick and Elizabeth Hester Pilgrim, was born at Greenville, Mercer County, Pa., Aug 15, 1877; educated at Franklin and Marshall Academy and College and Eastern Theological Seminary; licensed by Lancaster Classis, May 17th, 1901, and ordained by Maryland Classis July 28th, 1901: committee: Revs. J. T. Rossiter, D.D., James M. Mullen, B.D., and W. S. Stewart. Pastorates: Grace Church, Baltimore, Md., 1901-1906; First Church, Carlisle, Pa., 1906-1911; Church of the Ascension, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1912-1917, and St. Peterís, at Lancaster, Pa., 1917. Married to Miss Hilda Theresa Hask, of Bethlehem, Pa., June 4th, 1907. Two children: Hildegarde and Robert Hawk.†
The History of the Pittsburgh Synod of the Reformed Church in the United States: prepared in commemoration of its fiftieth anniversary, by David B. Lady, 1920, page 246.