- Rev. J. H. Wingate, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Sherwood, Ohio
- Mrs. Fields
- Mrs. Haver
- J. W. Wallace
- Mrs. J. Wagner
AN UNTRUTH NAILED
Is the Story Circulating Concerning Rev. Wingate
In Sherwood and vicinity there have been circulated of late stories reflecting on the character of Rev. Wingate, pastor of the M. E. church in this place. These have probably arose from trouble which occurred about the time of the protracted meetings. After the trouble with Mrs. Fields and Mrs. Haver, anonymous letters were circulated, some being dropped in the church and others being sent through the post office.
Later on Rev. Wingate had some trouble with J. W. Wallace. It seems that Mr. Wallace had circulated some stories which he now takes occasion to publicly apologize for. These stories have gained publicity and are being circulated in this vicinity through the agency of other persons.
We gladly publish the following denial, with the signatures of the parties who have been instrumental in spreading them:
SHERWOOD, O., 3 -12, 1895
This is to certify that the report circulated by us reflecting upon the character of Rev. J. H. Wingate, pastor of the M. E. church of Sherwood, Ohio, is false and untrue; and we have no personal knowledge, nor any means of knowing of anything of the kind ever occurring, and we do hereby make this statement for the purpose of vindicating the said J. H. Wingate.
J. W. WALLACE
MRS. J. WAGNER