Joshua Loughran

Cumberland Presbyterian Minister

1808 - 1897

J. Loughran, Waynesburgh
Minister - Pennsylvania Presbytery - Pennsylvania Synod
[Source: Minutes of the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1854, page 92]

After Loughran left Waynesburg he went west and continued his labors as educator and pastor in several places. His first wife was Lucinda Crawford, a granddaughter of William Crawford, a pioneer who settled near Carmichaels on what is known as the "Mel Stephenson farm." Loughran married her in 1836; to them three children were born. She died during their stay in Hazel Green, Wisconsin, from 1856 to 1858. Here he conducted a "collegiate institution." In 1858 he became pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Waukon, Iowa, and "took charge of the college there." In 1860 he was remarried, this time to Jennie Dodd of Polo, Illinois, and they became parents of three daughters and a son. From 1863 to 1872, he was in the Methodist Conference, and preached to Methodists in Missouri. In 1872 he returned to Waukon, Iowa, established a seminry there, and continued his teaching and preaching. In 1884 he moved to White Lake, South Dakota, where he was principal of the school for two years; he then became pastor of the Presbyterian Church there. He suffered a heart attack, and died on 7 January 1897, full to years, and mourned by his wife, children, and members of the church he had faithfully served.
[Source: The Waynesburg College Story 1849-1974. By William Howard Dusenberry, page 418]

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