Ministers Born In Stellarton And Riverton

George M. Grant, D.D., LL.D., Stellarton; Died 1902.

Chas. M. Grant, D.D., Stellarton; Dundee, Scotland. Retired from the Ministry.

John Morton, D.D., Stellarton; Died 1913.

Thos. Cumming, D.D. Stellarton; Stellarton, N. S. Retired from the Ministry.

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Robert Cumming, D.D., Stellarton; Trinidad, B. W. I.

James Falconer, Stellarton; Santa Clara, Calif.

Peter A. Dunn, B.D., Stellarton; Arbuthnott, Scotland. Minister of the Parish Church, Arbuthnott, Scotland.

Wm. H. McDonald, Stellarton; Denver, Col.

Joseph S. McKay, Stellarton; Port Hill, P. E. I. Mr. McKay, well known evangelist, was ordained by presbytery of P. E. I., in 1913.

Chas. J. Connolly, Ph.D., Stellarton; Antigonish, N. S. St. Francis Xavier College.

Richard Gilmore, D.D., Stellarton. He was born in Scotland but came to N. S. with his parents when four years old. They settled at Plymouth, opposite Stellarton, where they lived for several years.
Afterwards they moved to Ohio, U. S. A. His parents were Presbyterians but he entered the Roman Catholic Church and rose to be Bishop of Cleveland, where he died some years ago. He was the author of several religious works.

Alexander McKenzie, Riverton; Died 1860. He was the son of Thos. McKenzie and an uncle of Thos. Grant, Riverton. He went to Upper Canada where he spent most of his ministry. He founded the church at Goderich, Ont. For several years he was an instructor in the grammar schools at Goderich.

John Cameron, Riverton; Died 1907. His grandparents were among the earliest settlers in Pictou County. He had the distinction of being Dr. McCulloch’s last student, and of ministering to him during his last illness. In 1844 he was inducted at Nine Mile River, Gore and Kennetcook, Elmsdale, where he labored with great energy and faithfulness for 32 years. Later he labored for some years at Bridgewater, N. S. He then retired to Bridgetown, N. S., where he died in the 90th year of his age, and the 63d of his ministry. Mr. Cameron was an ardent friend of education, a fearless champion of temperance.

Alexander Falconer, D.D., Riverton; Died 1913. He became pastor successively in Zion Church, Charlottetown; St. James’ Church, Dartmouth; Greyfriar’s Church, Trinidad; and Prince St. Church, Pictou. In 1906 he was chosen Moderator of the General Assembly. With rare qualifications of head and heart he efficiently discharged the responsible duties pertaining to all the important positions which he occupied during his long and busy life. He was a ripe scholar, and a faithful workman in the service of Christ.

Alexander Cameron, Riverton; Died 1913. He held pastorates at Middle Stewiacke and Bass River, N. S., and at New London, P. E. I. He gave 31 years of devoted service to the church. He was a brother of Rev. John Cameron.

James D. Cameron, Riverton; Lonsdale, R. I.

David K. Grant, M.A., Riverton; Olds, Alberta.

Samuel MacNaughton, M.A., Riverton; Preston, England. Graduate of Dalhousie University, and completed his course in Edinburgh. He settled in the Presbyterian Church at Preston, England, in 1877, where he has since remained. He is a devoted temperance worker and the author of several books, among them, “Doctrine and Doubt”, “Our Children for Christ”, “The Wines of Scripture”.


Collection:
MacPhie, John Peter. Pictonians at home and abroad; sketches of professional men and women of Pictou County its history and institutions. Boston: Pinkham Press. 1914.

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