Born: De­cem­ber 10, 1856, Eng­land.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 29, 1941, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Buried: Mount Mo­ri­ah Ce­me­te­ry, Penn­syl­van­ia, Penn­syl­van­ia.



Jabez was the son of Jo­seph Bick­er­ton and Han­nah Tay­lor, and hus­band of Ra­chel E. Bick­er­ton.

He 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); and sec­re­ta­ry of the Ci­ty Mis­sion­a­ry So­ci­e­ty (1906–16).

He 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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