Thursday, June 23, 2011

1892 program for Ordination of William B. Geoghegan at Dane Street Conregational Church, Beverly, Massachusetts

Dane St. Congregational Church, Beverly, Massachusetts.  
Ordination Service
June 16th, 1892 at 7 o'clock, P.M.

Ordination of
Mr. William B. Geoghegan
as Pastor of the
Dane Street Congregational Church
Beverly, Massachusetts
Thursday Eve, June 16, 1892, at 7 o'clock.

Organ Prelude
The Minutes of the Council
Anthem "Jubilate Deo, " Meitzke,                 By the Choir
Reading of the Scriptures
Hymn                                                              By the Choir
Sermon                                            By Rev. L. T. Townsend, D.D.

Ordaining Prayer                      By Rev. O. T. Lanphear, D.D.
(The congregation will please rise and join in the singing.)
Charge to the Pastor                      By Rev. DeWitt S. Clark
Right Hand of Fellowship              By Rev. W. E. Strong
Charge to the People                      By Rev. E. C. Ewing
Address of Welcome                      By Rev. E. C. Butler
(The congregation will please rise and join in the singing.)
Benediction                                           By the Pastor

The back page is blank.

From online research, hopefully correct:

William Bernard Geoghegan was born 31 August 1865 at Baltimore, Maryland, the son of Captain James A. and Rosalie [or Rosa or variant] Geoghegan of Baltimore.  James was born on James Island in September of 1839, the son of Stewart K. and Susan A. (Travers) Geoghegan.  I don't have information on William's mother Rosalie.

After stints at several churches in New England, William settled at New Bedford, Massachusetts, where he worked as a clergyman and in the public health field.  In the 1910 and 1920 Censuses of New Bedford, a wife Mary is enumerated with him, but he was living as a boarder without Mary in the 1930 Census of New Bedford.

I wasn't able to determine William's date of death.

If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding the information presented here, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

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