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Elk Run Methodist Church, Sullivan Township, Tioga County PA
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This well composed Photo is present in many of the photo albums in the area. It was taken before the Sunday School Rooms (1945) or the front vestibule (1960s)  were added. The horse barns were torn down in the 1930s. The presence of the basement under the church dates it as after 1917. The long gone Blacksmith Shop can be seen to the left of the church. The top of the hill, above the top hedgerow, is the edge of my property. [JMT]
Elk Run W.S.C.S.
1939 Church Directory
1864-1964 Centennial Program
Elk Run Methodist Church History 1864-1964
Early Church Records 1857-1877
Elk Run Methodist Church
Centennial – May 17, 1964

Organized Feb. 2, 1864

Photo of Church 1964
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1861 Class Members

Lyman Reynolds – Leader

C. G. Smith

Sarah Smith

Margey Smith

Amos Mudge

Lucy Mudge

Irene Squires

Rachell Styres

Caroline Squires

Arad Smith

Alexander C. Smith

M. A. Smith

Hosea Squires

Elk Run Church incorporated Feb. 2, 1864, at Chandlersburg. This building was erected during that year, at a cost of $1200. Land was acquired from the Palmer family next to the grist mill. Alterations, of a basement, Sunday school rooms, kitchen, and new entrance have been completed, but the original structure still is the center of worship at Elk Run.

Present Pastor – Richard Jones


George Fethers …..Glenn Brace …..G. F. Dandois

Roland Smith …..Walter Sherman …… Boyd Brace

Sunday School Teachers

Marjory Tice …..Gordon Brace ….. Phyllis Sweeley

Oscar Sherman ….. Mildred Sherman ….. Nellie Tears

Superintendent: Mildred Sherman

Lay Leader: Oscar Sherman


May 17, 1964

Sunday School ___________________________________10:10

Morning Service

Hon. Dutton S. Peterson speaker ____________________11:00

Picnic lunch in basement __________________________ 12:20

Pageant of Church organizers ______________________ 1:30

Old Time Singing School -- Oliver Sexton leader

History of Local Church

Recognition of Former Pastors and Visitors

Visit the Historical Exhibit

Light Refreshments in Basement

Former Ministers

D. Clark ________________________________1855-57

John Poncel _____________________________1857-58

Jas. H. Ross _____________________________1858-60

P. T. Christian ___________________________1860-61

E. Colson _______________________________1861-62

R. Mackwood ___________________________1863-66

C.L.F. Howe ____________________________1866-68

S.G. Rhinevault __________________________1868-71

Isaac Everitt _____________________________1871-74

D.E. Blaine______________________________1874-76

Harvey Lamkin___________________________1876-79

E. E. Morris______________________________1879-82

J. L. King________________________________1882-85

Geo. Fosbinder___________________________1885-86

T. H. King_______________________________1886-88

C. M. Adams_____________________________1888-91

F. M. Warner_____________________________1891-93

H. B. Troxell_____________________________1893-94

H. E. Hineman____________________________1894-95

H. E. Hyde_______________________________1895-97

W. H. Yard_______________________________1898-00

D. W. Proseus_____________________________1900-01

Daniel Stoker_____________________________1902-04

F. J. Allington_____________________________1905-08

W. T. Fitzgerald___________________________1909-10

C. D. Smith_______________________________1911-13

L. M. Lobdell_____________________________1914-16

S. A. Noon_______________________________1917

  1. F. Hilimire____________________________1918-19
J. F. Brown_______________________________1920

William Hall______________________________1921-24

E. G. Bly_________________________________1925-26

F. H. Lockwood___________________________1927

S. H. Snyder______________________________1928-37

D. L. Moody (Summer)_____________________1937

Homer Cole______________________________1938

Paul Jaynes______________________________1941-43

Charles A. Smith__________________________1944-46

N. Allen Sours____________________________1946

Paul Fattaruso_____________________________1949

Clarence Whetstone________________________1951

Don Roe_________________________________1954

Gene Callihan_____________________________1958

Richard Jones_____________________________1961-

                  Rev. E. Gene Retired Minister Age 77 of Horseheads, NY passed away June 25,   2000 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Gene was born June 29, 1922 in  Johnstown, PA, son of E. Boyd and Zella Lehman Callihan. He was a very well  known and respected Methodist minister in both his professional and private life. His former churches which cover both PA and NY include Breesport, North  Chemung, Pine Valley, Elk Run, Monroeton, Mainesburg, and Covington. Rev.  Callihan was also an interim pastor at Central Christian and North Presbyterian. His memberships included the Masonic Lodge in Elmira Heights where he was a 32nd Degree. Past Master of the Breesport Lodge, and was a Salvation Army Commissioned Officer in the New England States. Rev. Callihan was a guidance counselor at the Elmira Correctional Facility for over 25 years, and was very happy to play the organ and piano at local churches, civic associations, and  retirement facilities including Bethany and Elcor. He was also a Dad Advisor of the Mark Twain Chapter of the Order of DeMolay. Rev. Callihan wrote: "Regarding my spiritual belief, God and I are good friends. He knows me, and I know him,  and we love each other. I don't believe anybody is bad, only that they do wrong  things, and this is due to the evil nature within, which must be overcome by God's  forgiveness and power." Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Alberta Griffin Callihan; sons and daughters-in-law Donald and Juanita Callihan of Cockeysville, MD, Howard and Cindy Callihan of Jeffersonville, VT, Daniel and Carol Callihan of Smithtown, NY, David and Laurie Callihan of Liverpool, NY; daughter and son-in-law Kathryn and Ronald Root of Millport, NY; a brother, Alvin  Callihan of Johnstown, PA; sisters, June Meyer, Betty Orris, both of Johnstown,  PA; thirteen grandchildren; and several step and step great-grandchildren. Gene was predeceased by sisters, Lois Heinrich, Nel Statler, Janet Berchin, and brothers Richard Callihan and Boyd Callihan. To those that would like to remember Gene, gather in your place of worship, your homes or any favorite  place to listen to music on the 78th anniversary of his birth, this Thursday, June 29. Feed each other, love each other, sing with each other, whatever music  makes you happiest. At the end of your celebration, remember Gene as he was and those moments when he touched you personally. Then take a minute and  think of how you can in some small way, fill the huge gap he has left in your community. Make a personal pledge to counsel someone, teach someone,   comfort someone, to bring music to someone, visit a shut in, to do anything that  he would do if others needed him. If you can't think of anything to do, donate your time or money to the Salvation Army or your blood to the American Red Cross of which he supported the principles of both organizations during his lifetime. Arrangements by Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home.

ROE, The Rev. Donald L.
Age 84, of Horseheads and longtime resident of Sullivanville, NY, passed away Friday, March 6, 2009. Don was born in Elmira, NY, the son of Leslie and Verona (Brace) Roe. He was raised in Sullivanville and graduated from Horseheads High School, Elmira College, Mansfield University and Colgate Rochester Seminary. He is survived by his wife, the Rev. Deborah Roe; daughters, Becky (Steve) Lewis of Tempe, AZ, Lisa (Ron) Trumbull of Horseheads, NY; sons, Gary (Liz) Roe of Phoenix, AZ, Leslie (Jeanette) Roe of Flagstaff, AZ, Glenn (Cynthia) Korec of Jamesville, NY; grandchildren, Christine and Stephanie Roe, Max, Katie and Zack Roe, Lilly Rose and Chloe Korec, Jenessa Trumbull; brother, Norman (Betty) Roe of N. Brighton, MI; Faye Roe of Phoenix, AZ; several nieces, nephews and a host of parishioners and dear friends. Don was raised and farmed in Sullivanville, however, his calling to the ministry led him to a long career with in the United Methodist Conference of Churches. His appointments included, Newtown Parish, Mainsburg, Middlesex, Red Creek, Skaneateles, Hillview UMC in Big Flats, NY, Minoa, Brown Memorial, Bethany Watertown and after his retirement in 1989 he returned to both Erin and Sullivanville for the next 12 years. He was a charter member and past President of the Big Flats Lions Club and member of the Horseheads Grange, and co-founder of the Walk to Emmaus in Central NY. Don loved his family and his farming roots. He was devoted to his faith and ministry to the many families whose lives he touched. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Friday, March 13, 2009, from 2-4:00 p.m. and again from 6-8:00 p.m. His life will be celebrated in the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, on Sat., March 14, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Betty Bement officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Don with memorials to Sullivanville United Methodist Church, 69 Old Sullivanville Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845; or the Discretionary Fund of the Horseheads First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845.

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