STILL, Samuel G.
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STILL, SAMUEL G., Enhaut, Pa., was born in Cumberland county, Pa., January 30, 1865. His father, Thomas M. Still, was born in Adams county, in 1829. He had limited educational advantages, and worked as a laborer until he was twenty-five years of age. He was a man of sincere piety and felt called to preach the gospel. His brethren recognized the genuineness of his conviction of duty and formally set him apart and ordained him to the ministry. Mr. Still, feeling his lack of early training, set about preparing himself for his work. He had strong natural gifts, which by observation and study he developed and strengthened. He pursued his work with tireless industry, ardent devotion and unquenchable zeal. He was warm-hearted and attractive and drew about him devoted friends. He preached in many counties of this State and was engaged in this work until the close of his life. Few men in the eldership have accomplished better results for the church than were secured by this consecrated man in the thirty-three years of his ministry. He died suddenly, of neuralgia of the heart, at his home in Woodbury, Bedford county, Pa., July 27, 1883, and was buried at Highland, near Harrisburg. He is remembered with esteem, and gratitude by thousands who heard the gospel through his persuasive voice. He was married to Miss Anna Leah Besecker, of Adains county, by whom he had seven children: Charles, deceased; Ruhama C., wife of Amos Byrum, of Steelton; Duffield, deceased; Levi H., living in Perry county, Pa.; John, deceased; Samuel G.; Anna M., wife of Stewart Barnes.

Samuel G. Still received his education in the schools of Dauphin county. He was engaged in farm work until he was fourteen years old, and from that time until he was eighteen was employed in mining ore in Lancaster county. For the past thirteen years he has been in the employment of the Pennsylvania Steel Works. He was married, in 1887, to Miss Anna, daughter of William P. and Hannah (Downing) McNew, of Baltimore, Md. They have five children: Thomas Williams, born February 27, 1888; Hannah L., October 28, 1889; Samuel G., Jr., May, 25, 1892; Anna Cora, February 11, 1894, died July 22, 1894; Ruby Catherine, March 23, 1895, died August 22, 1895. Mr. Still is a Republican. He and his wife are active meinbers of the Church of God, in Enhaut.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Robert Demy for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project

Date of Transcription: 4 August 2001

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