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William Randall Spurlock was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1878. He attended the College of Wooster and the University of Cincinnati, in Ohio, after which he worked in private industry. In 1904, he was appointed by the Board of Home Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the USA to serve as a Sunday School missionary. As a layman, he established a Sunday School mission on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. In 1911, Spurlock graduated from Lane Seminary and was ordained by the Presbytery of Cincinnati. He served in several pastorates throughout the United States. He married Sadie M. Hancock in 1914 and they had one child. Spurlock died in 1953.
A transcript of Spurlock's reminiscences is included in the collection. However, researchers should be cautioned as the transcription may not be exact.
SERIES I: CORRESPONDENCE, 1905, 1954SERIES II: REMINISCENCES, n.d.SERIES III: PHOTOGRAPHS, ca. 1905, n.d.
Collection processed and finding aid prepared: June 1990Liz Lafferty, Archives Intern
Finding Aid to Record Group 265
SERIES I: CORRESPONDENCE, 1905, 1954
William Randall Spurlock Correspondence, 1905, 1954
SERIES II: REMINISCENCES, n.d.
SERIES III: PHOTOGRAPHS, ca. 1905, n.d.
Native Americans, ca. 1905, n.d.
Cowboys, ca. 1905, n.d.
People and Residences, n.d.
Miscellaneous Photographs, ca. 1905, n.d.