Rev Thomas M Shanafelt

 

Rev. Thomas M. Shanafelt, D. D., was ordained at Muncy, Pa., in 1864; served during the war in the Twenty-eighth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. Became pastor at White Pigeon, Mich., in 1867. Has been pastor at Monroe, Hudson, and East Saginaw; was for several years secretary and treasurer of the Michigan Baptist Education Society. Has been since 1874 secretary of the Michigan Baptist State Convention. Has been sent by the Michigan Department of the G. A. R., to the National Encampment held at Minneapolis, Minn., Portland, Me., San Francisco, Cal., St. Louis, Mo. Was elected at Minneapolis in 1884 chaplain-in-chief of the national organization. He is a member of all the Masonic bodies in existence, and is a thirty-second degree member of the Scottish Rite. He is now pastor at Three Rivers, Mich.; was married October 23, 1866, to Miss Phebe Gilday, of Jersey Shore, Pa. They have had two children, one living, a son, William C., who is a stenographer.

History of Clarion Co., Pennsylvania: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers, Syracuse, N.Y.: D. Mason & Co., 1887, pages 645-647. 

 

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