Biography of Rev. M. D. Shumway of Le Roy, NY

Rev. M. D. Shumway, born June 17, 1855, at East Pembroke, is a son of William and Emeline (Elliott) Shumway. William was a son of Cyril and Hannah (Hannum) Shumway, who came from Massachusetts, and were among the earliest settlers southeast of Pavilion Center. Dr. M. D. was reared on the farm, received his education in the common schools and East Pembroke Academy, and entered the store of Jacob Arnold, of East Pembroke, where he was a clerk for four years. He then became a book-keeper for Rathburn Brothers, of the same place, and in the fall of 1879 he began studying for the ministry with Rev. G. W. Powell. In 1881 he settled in Alexander, and in 1882 was called to Mount Gilead, Ohio, where he took charge of two parishes. Here he was ordained by Rev. G. W. Powell, in June, 1882, and after two years removed to North Bloomfield, where he remained one year, when he was called to Le Roy, occupying the pulpit three years. On account of failing health he retired from active ministerial work, and in March, 1888, engaged in the drug trade. In January, 1889, in company with Rev.G. W. Powell, he engaged in the manufacture of a patent buggy dash at Le Roy, their shop being in the old foundry on Mill street, formerly the old Catholic Church. Rev. Mr. Shumway is held in high esteem as an eloquent and popular minister, a ready and pleasing talker, and as a citizen is beloved by all. He married Harriet E., daughter of John D. and Aithea E. (Munson) Rogers, of Le Roy. Mr. and Mrs. Rogers were natives of New London County, Conn., and Dutchess County, N. Y., respectively. John D. Rogers came to Avon in 1832, where he was a farmer and broker. In 1871 he came to Le Roy, where he died in 1880. His wife still survives.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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