Fonds F3685 - Alexander Murray Stuart fonds

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Alexander Murray Stuart fonds

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CA ON00340 F3685

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9 cm of textual records
18 photographs
1 postcard

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Alexander Murray Stuart (1887-1978) was born in London, Ontario. He attended school in St. Thomas and Albert College in Belleville, Ontario. Upon graduating highschool, he served two years on probation for the ministry at Orwell Circuit, which included Kingsmill and Crosspey-Hunter. He entered Victoria University, Toronto in 1912 and Victoria College in Theology in 1916. He was ordained in Kingsmill Methodist Church on June 4th, 1916. His first charge was at Amherstburg as Assistant to Rev. Abraham Walton Tonge in 1916. The circuits that followed were; Tupperville (1917-1920), Merlin (1920-1923), Petrolia (St. Paul’s) (1923-1927), Mitchell (Main Street) (1927-1930), London (Colborne Street) (1930-1953). Stuart retired in 1953 and served as Assistant to London (Dundas Street Centre) until 1960. In 1962 he was made Minister Emeritus. During his ministry he served on Presbytery and Conference Committees. He was chairman of the Conference Settlement Committee, 1942-1945. He was three times Commissioner to General council, and member of the Executive and Sub-Executive of General council. He was Chairman of Lambton and Middlesex Presbyteries and a member of the Board of Home Missions. He was President of London Conference from 1942-1943. In 1945 he received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Victoria University. He 1946 he was elected a member of the Senate of Victoria University.

In 1917 he married Eva G. Tonge, daughter of Rev. Abraham Walter Tonge. They had one son, Donald Murray Stuart.

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This material forms part of the General Council program of the United Church of Canada Archive.

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Fonds consists of two series: 1) Personal Papers, 1908-1976, 2) Photographs, 1915-1943.

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