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Williams, Walter Wiatt

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Williams, Walter Wiatt
March 15, 2007 09:13PM
"A HISTORY OF THE DAVIESS-McLEAN BAPTIST ASSOCIATION IN KENTUCKY,
1844-1943" by Wendell H. Rone. Probably published in 1944 by
Messenger Job Printing Co., Inc., Owensboro, Kentucky, pp. 426-427.
Used by permission. [Daviess]

WALTER WIATT WILLIAMS: W. W. Williams was born in Gloucester County,
Virginia, October 15, 1877, a son of Captain Peyton and Elizabeth
Stubblefield Williams the former of whom, a sea captain by
occupation, died in 1879, and the latter in 1921. There were six
sons and two daughters born to the parents.
Our subject was converted at the age of ten and was baptized
into the fellowship of the Broadway Church, Baltimore, Maryland, by a
Reverend Collier. After he had completed his course in the public
schools, he attended, for several years each, the following
educational institutions: Baltimore Preparatory School and Deitman
Academy, both of Baltimore, Maryland; Richmond College, Richmond,
Virginia; and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville,
Kentucky, completing his work at the latter institution in 1902.
He entered the ministry at the youthful age of fifteen and held
work all during his college days, in the meantime engaging in
evangelistic work. He was ordained in the year 1898 at the College
Hill Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia, by Revs. Kincheloe, Collier,
and J. B. Hall. Since entering the ministry he has pastored the
following Churches: One in Baltimore, Maryland; one in Richmond,
Virginia; Rochester, Leitchfield, and Corydon, in Kentucky; Buena
Vista, Seven Hills, Hall Street, and Eaton Memorial, in Owensboro,
Kentucky; Island, Buck Creek, Yelvington, and Fern Hills, in Daviess
County Association; Williamson, West Virginia; Milton, West Virginia;
and at present, Walnut Hills in Huntington, West Virginia. For a
time he was the assistant pastor of the Third Baptist Church under
Dr. W. D. Nowlin. In that time he helped to organize the Eaton
Memorial and Seven Hills Churches. He was the first pastor of these
Churches and served the former for a period of eighteen years, 1907 to
1925. He also helped to organize the Hall Street, Buena Vista, and
Fern Hills Churches serving as pastor of all three for a time. It
was also his privilege to hold revival meetings in almost all the
Churches in the Association while connected with the Churches.
Dr. L. M. Bratcher, Missionary to Brazil, was converted under
his ministry, as was Rev. J. Carlin Lilly of Marion, Kentucky, and a
Rev. Howell in West Virginia.
Brother Williams married Miss Ellen Lohrfink, a daughter of
John and Mary Carnan Lohrfink, of Baltimore, Maryland, on June 1,
1902. Ten children have blessed this union, six sons and four
daughters. Two of the sons are dead. His wife has been a true
helpmate to her husband being a splendid worker with the women and
the young people in the Churches her husband has served. The
youngest daughter is now in College preparing to serve as a
missionary.
Brother Williams and his wife have wrought a marvelous niece
[sic] of work in all the Churches they have served. They are both
interested and alert, taking great pride in the Churches, and as a
result their influence has reached far and wide. His evangelistic
and missionary zeal has been noteworthy during his entire ministry.
He has baptized well over 1,000 persons into the fellowship of Baptist
Churches with a much larger number of professions of faith.

Williams Stubblefield Collier Kinchloe Hall Nowlin Bratcher Lilly
Howell Lohrfink Carnan
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Gloucester-VA MD Louisville-Jefferson-KY Rochester-Butler-KY
Leitchfield-Grayson-KY Corydon-Henderson-KY McLean-KY WV

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