Born: Sep­tem­ber 24, 1857, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 19, 1927, Lex­ing­ton, Vir­gin­ia.

Buried: Wood­lands Ce­me­te­ry, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.


Charles was the son of George Jun­kin and Jane Wake­man de For­est, and hus­band of Ruth Es­ser (mar­ried 1901, Sayre, Penn­syl­van­ia).

He made a pub­lic con­fess­ion of faith at the West Spruce Street Pres­by­ter­i­an Church in Phil­a­del­phia at age 14.

He at­tend­ed the Phil­a­del­phia Class­ic­al In­sti­tute, en­tered the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia in 1873, and gra­du­at­ed in 1877. While there, he helped ed­it the Un­i­ver­si­ty Ma­ga­zine. He is al­so re­mem­bered for writ­ing the words to the col­lege song Ben Frank­lin.

After gra­du­a­tion, he spent three years as a law stu­dent in his fa­ther’s of­fice, was ad­mit­ted to the bar in 1880, and prac­ticed law in Phil­a­del­phia for three years.

He en­tered Prince­ton The­o­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry in 1883, gra­du­at­ing in 1886. He was li­censed by the Pres­by­tery of Phil­a­del­phia June 7, 1886, and was or­dained an ev­an­gel­ist by the same pres­by­te­ry October 10, 1889.

Junkin was pas­tor of the Grant Street Church in Wilkes-Barre, Penn­syl­van­ia (1889–95); chap­lain of the Young Peo­ple’s As­so­ci­a­tion Home in New York Ci­ty (1895–97); pas­tor of the West Side Church of En­gle­wood, New Jer­sey (1898–1905); as­sist­ant pas­tor of the Tenth Church, Phil­a­del­phia (1906–07); and chap­lain and as­sist­ant su­per­in­tend­ent of the Pres­by­ter­i­an Hos­pi­tal, Phil­a­del­phia (1907–09).

After re­tir­ing from the min­is­try in 1909, he lived in De­von, Penn­syl­van­ia, un­til 1916, then in Lex­ing­ton, Vir­gin­ia, un­til his death.



Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Jun­kin (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?