- JOIN | SUPPORT TSHA
ALDERSON, EUGENE WEBSTER
ALDERSON, EUGENE WEBSTER (1854–1939). Eugene Webster Alderson, Methodist preacher, was born on October 15, 1854, in Hart County, Kentucky, the son of Rev. and Mrs. A. L. Alderson of the Louisville Conference. He was licensed to preach at nineteen and went to Texas in 1875. There he taught for a few years and founded North Trinity College at Gainesville. He was ordained a deacon in 1878, and in 1879 he joined the North Texas Conference and became a popular leader. He debated vigorously in defense of Methodist theology and polity. He was a delegate to four general conferences of the church. At the 1910 general conference he was chairman of the Committee on Revisals (of the Methodist ritual). He died on March 9, 1939, and was buried at Bonham.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Journal of the Northwest Texas Conference, 1939. Macum Phelan, History of Early Methodism in Texas, 1817–1866 (Nashville: Cokesbury, 1924); A History of the Expansion of Methodism in Texas, 1867–1902 (Dallas: Mathis, Van Nort, 1937).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Walter N. Vernon, "Alderson, Eugene Webster," accessed April 30, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fal86.
Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.