1856-1941

1856, England.

Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Bickerton emigrated with his family from England to America at age 12. He attended Drew Seminary, Madison, New Jersey, and became a Methodist Episcopal minister. Joining the church’s Philadelphia Conference, he served as a pastor; Presiding Elder of the conference’s West District (1901-06); secretary of the City Missionary Society (1906-16); was a delegate to the Methodist General Conference in 1904, 1908 and 1916, and was a founding member of the Philadelphia Federation of Churches. Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania, gave him an honorary doctoral degree.

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