Thompson, Alexander Scroggs

Thompson, Alexander Scroggs a Presbyterian minister, was born April 28, 1834, at Big Spring (Springfield), Cumberland Co., Pa. He received his early education at Newville Academy under Rev. Robert McCachren, and at Shippensburg Collegiate Institute under Prof. R. L. Sibbet. At an early age he joined the United Presbyterian Church of Big Spring, near Newville. He graduated from Jefferson College, Pa., in 1864, and soon after entered Princeton Theological Seminary, N. J. There he studied two years (186466), and afterwards spent a third year (1866-67) at the Western Seminary at Allegheny, Pa. He was licensed by New Brunswick Presbytery April 18, 1866, and supplied New Harmony Church in Donegal Presbytery during the summer of that year. He was ordained by the Presbytery of Allegheny at Worthington, Armstrong Co., Pa, Nov. 20, 1867, and on the same day installed pastor of Worthington Church. This relation continued until his death, which occurred suddenly, Dec. 4, 1878. He was retiring in his manners, true in his friendships, a very successful minister, and a model pastor. His remains were buried at Newville, Pa. (W.P. S.)

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