The Families of Adam Keith

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Rev. John J. McAlpine [1867-1955]


Ancestry: Adam Keith1>Maria Catherina [Gieg] m. [John George] Slough2>Barbara [Slough] m. [John] Kennedy3>Jacob Kennedy4>Sophia [Kennedy] m. [Alexander Johnson] McAlpine5>John J. McAlpine6    

Biographical Sketches from The History Of Welland County Ontario, published 1887


From his father's biographical sketch


"John has taken a course at Stanstead Wesleyan College, in the province of Quebec, and has recently carried off the silver medal in classics and matriculated at the McGill University."


Woodland United Methodist Church [Akron OH] ministers


John J. McAlpine 1912-1918


Pastors serving Sandusky [OH] and Trinity Since 1818


Rev. John J. McAlpine 1926-1929


The Chronicle Telegram [Elyria OH] 6/1/1950


"Observe 75th Anniversary of the Building of LaGrange [OH] Methodist Church


... After the hymn, Oh God, our help in Ages Past by the congregation Rev. John J. McAlpine, a former pastor, offered prayer. ..."


The Chronicle Telegram [Elyria OH] 9/14/1955


"Pastor Served in Area


Short Illness Fatal To Rev. McAlpine, 87


Rev. John J. McAlpine, 87, who served 16 parishes in northern Ohio during his long experience in the ministry of the Methodist Church, died at 5:40 p. m. yesterday in Elyria Memorial Hospital.  He had been ill a short time.


Born in Welland, Ont. Oct. 8, 1867, Rev. McAlpine was graduated from McGill University, Montreal in 1891, receiving an A. B. degree.  He studied for the ministry in Wesleyan Methodist Theological College.  His first charge was at Huntsville, O. which he took over on Dec. 24, 1892. Since that time he has served at Mechanicsville, Perry, Cleveland [3 parishes], Bedford, Jefferson, Alliance, Akron, Oberlin, Barberton, Sandusky, Mentor, LaGrange and Penfield.


Rev. McAlpine's wife, Georgia, whom he married in Buffalo, Feb. 22, 1893, died June 18, 1952, at the Elyria Methodist Home, where the couple had made their home since June 1, 1937.  Surviving are two brothers, William D. McAlpine, New York City, and David L. McAlpine of Hamilton, Ont. ...


... burial will be in Perry."