Fonds F3647 - Gordon Herbert Merkley fonds

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Gordon Herbert Merkley fonds

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CA ON00340 F3647

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  • 1959-2002 (Creation)
    Merkley, Gordon Herbert 1926-

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19.5 cm of textual records

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Gordon H. Merkley (1926-) was born in Ottawa, Ontario, 1926. Merkley graduated from Queen's University in 1949 with a B.A. in Commerce, Economics and Political Science. Following graduation he worked for a short period with the International Harvester Co. in Ottawa; and then, for nine years with the Royal Bank of Canada in Ottawa and Montreal. As a candidate for ministry, he studied at the United Theological College, in Montreal, receiving his diploma in 1962. He received his B.D. from McGill University in 1963. He was a minister at: Prince William, Fredericton Presbytery (1962-1964), Granton, Perth Presbytery (1964-1967), St. Marks- St. Andrews United Church, Elgin Presbytery (1967-1969), St. Andrews- Elgin Presbytery (1969-1973), First United Church, Grey Presbytery (1973-1979), Arkona, Lambton Presbytery (1979-1985), Princess Street United Church (1985-1991). Merkley acted as retired supply in the Kingston area from 1991-2011.

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Fonds consists of the personal register of Gordon H. Merkley, and records: Record of Pastorates (1959-2002), Record of Baptisms (1962-1998), Records of Marriages (1962-1995), Record of Funerals (1962-1996) in Ontario and New Brunswick (Glen Sandfield, Dalhousie Mills, East Hawkesbury, Central Kingclear United Church (Fredericton), Lake George United Church (Fredericton), Riverside Church (Prince William), Wesley United Church (Denfield), Granton United Church (Granton), St. Mark's United Church (St. Thomas), St. Andrews United Church (St. Thomas), First United Church (Owen Sound), Arkona United Church (Arkona), Ravenswood United Church (Parkhill), Princess Street United Church (Kingston), Portland United Church (Portland), St. Paul's United Church (Harrowsmith), Trinity United Church (Verona), Calvary United Church (Kingston), Kingscourt Stratford United Church (Kingston).

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