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William Fletcher McMurry

Born: Jun 29, 1864

Death: Jan 17, 1934

Nationality: United States

William Fletcher McMurry

Date of Birth : Jun 29, 1864
Date of Death : Jan 17, 1934

William Fletcher McMurry was an American Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, elected in 1918. Prior to his episcopal service, the Rev. McMurry also was notable as a Methodist Pastor and church official. William was born in Shelby County, Missouri, the son of the Rev. William Wesley and Mary Elizabeth McMurry. William F. married Miss Francis B. Davis in 1888. McMurry graduated from Shelby High School. He was then educated at St. Charles College in Saint Charles, Missouri and at Central Methodist College in Fayette, Missouri. In 1887 Rev. W.F. McMurry was admitted on trial in the Missouri Annual Conference. He was appointed Pastor at St. Joseph, Missouri for three years. He next was appointed to Macon and Richmond. He was appointed Presiding Elder of the St. Joseph District. He then transferred to the St. Louis Annual Conference where he was appointed Presiding Elder of the St. Louis District before being appointed Pastor of Centenary Methodist Church in St. Louis. His final appointment before his election to the Episcopacy was as Corresponding Secretary of the Board of Church Extension of the M.E. Church, South.

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