1838–1918

Introduction

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Born: March 25, 1838, Wy­a­lus­ing, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Died: May 10, 1918, Bing­ham­ton, New York.

Buried: Flor­al Park Ce­me­te­ry, John­son City, New York.

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Biography

Sumner at­tend­ed the Wy­om­ing Se­mi­na­ry in Penn­syl­van­ia.

He pas­tored in a num­ber of Me­thod­ist church­es, in­clud­ing Wy­a­lus­ing, Penn­syl­van­ia; Kirk­wood, New York; and Bing­ham­ton, New York.

He was also well known as a tra­vel­ing sing­ing teach­er, and in the 1880’s formed the Wy­om­ing Con­fer­ence Trio, a group of sing­ing pas­tors.

Sources

Music