Saturday, January 23, 2016


So we have many secondary research issues, things it would be nice to know but we can live without if we must. I'm enlisting your help with some of these.

We want to know the name of the Methodist clergyman in Americus, Kansas, in 1883.

We want to know J. B. Adamson's exact occupation.

We need to identify "brothers" M. C. van Hook, Myers and Cobb - early Watch Tower evangelists. Thanks to Miquel, we now know that M. C. van Hook is Macon C. van Hook, born in North Carolina in 1844 and later a resident of Columbus Ohio! Super stuff!

We need a reasonable biography of William Dow of Albany, New York. He supported Russell in an article appearing in The Albany Morning Express in 1895.


Miquel Angel Plaza-Navas said...

There is a M.C. van Hook giving a discourse in 1913, January 26 at Portsmoith, Ohio. I do not know if he is the same van Hook. You are searching for an earlier one. I send you the pdf file of this page.

"Truth versus Error." In: Portsmouth Daily Times (Portsmouth, Ohio), 1913, June 26, p.14

Miquel Angel Plaza-Navas said...

The same info about van Hook the next day, June 27, 1913.

Miquel Angel Plaza-Navas said...

Another add of a van Hook discourse in Porsmouth, Ohio, 1914, January 23. Here Van Hook seems to be from Columbus, Ohio, or at least, to came from there.

"What Comes After Death?" In: Porsmouth Daily Times (Ohio), 1914, January 23, p.19