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Old 02-14-2015, 07:23 PM
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Re: Who was Harry Morse ?

The official name of the Bible school in Oakland was......

Morse Bible and Missionary Training Home

Former students all had different names for it.

Ministry peer of Harry Morse and Lydia Swinton was Selma Nelson. She and Lydia worked at a Peniel Mission in Fresno when they were young. Lydia Became pastor of the Pentecostal Mission and Selma Nelson became pastor of Emmanuel Pentecostal Mission in Fresno.

Today was a productive day in research.
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Old 02-15-2015, 04:09 PM
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Re: Who was Harry Morse ?

On Jan 13, 1936 there was a missionary conference at the Emmanuel Mission in Fresno, California. The host pastor was Selma Nelson. The evening speaker was Harry Morse.

2 other speakers are mentioned: Miss Elsie King of Oakland, and Rev. J A Johnson of Lodi.

This is my first connection between Morse and Nelson. I wonder if this was a PCI function? Time to do more homework.
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Old 02-16-2015, 05:06 PM
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Re: Who was Harry Morse ?

Selma Nelson was a "matron" of a rescue house for unwed mothers. Emmanuel Pentecostal Mission began around 1934. There was also a training school there for missionaries that actually exported missionaries to China. In 1943 Earl Toole became the pastor. Nelson retired.
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Old 02-17-2015, 04:36 PM
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Re: Who was Harry Morse ?

There were 3 mission Bible schools in central California Harry Morse was in Oakland. Lydia Swinton was in Stockton and Selma Nelson was in Fresno. All 3 schools exported missionaries to Asia. All 3 leaders either believed in "social purity" or were lifelong single (Selma Nelson).

Oakland was open from 1915 until 1941.
Stockton was open from 1922 until 1948.
Selma Nelson was in Fresno from around 1933 until 1943.

These are the years of the schools. Nelson arrived in Fresno in 1920. Morse pastored until 1962.

This was prior to the UPC. They may have been PCI. The 3 missions did fellowship together.

David Gray was a student at all 3 schools.
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Old 02-17-2015, 04:38 PM
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There were 3 mission Bible schools in central California Harry Morse was in Oakland. Lydia Swinton was in Stockton and Selma Nelson was in Fresno. All 3 schools exported missionaries to Asia. All 3 leaders either believed in "social purity" or were lifelong single (Selma Nelson).

Oakland was open from 1915 until 1941.
Stockton was open from 1922 until 1948.
Selma Nelson was in Fresno from around 1933 until 1943.

These are the years of the schools. Nelson arrived in Fresno in 1920. Morse pastored until 1962.

This was prior to the UPC. They may have been PCI. The 3 missions did fellowship together.

David Gray was a student at all 3 schools.
So interesting.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:15 PM
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Re: Who was Harry Morse ?

Reverend Epley, when I began all of this, all I had was a name: Harry Morse. I may have found the first Oneness missionaries. I certainly found the first one who died as a martyr. Hopefully, I will discover more.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:24 PM
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Reverend Epley, when I began all of this, all I had was a name: Harry Morse. I may have found the first Oneness missionaries. I certainly found the first one who died as a martyr. Hopefully, I will discover more.
I appreciate your labor on this.
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Re: Who was Harry Morse ?

Scott, are you collecting this information for a purpose? It seems like a lot of work that you are undertaking to research all this!
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:49 PM
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It began as writing the biography of Harry Morse. But he did not leave much of a paper trail. But he had ministry peers whose bios have not been penned. So I am writing them all: Morse, Swinton, Nelson and the untold missionaries.

It will be put on file at the archives of the UPC, AOG, and the PAW. Those family members who have aided me will also be given a copy.

I am on sabbatical from being a deacon. So a writing a book is in order.

Posting updates here hopefully connects me with those who might know something. Additionally, they show up in google searches.

It is a bit like solving a mystery.
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Old 02-19-2015, 06:48 AM
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Re: Who was Harry Morse ?

The Pentecostal Herald of Feb. 1947 has an article by C. C. Hayden of Fresno. This was a member of the church started by Selma Nelson.

There is also missionary story about China missionary Mrs. Mae Try. Mae Try visited the same church pastored by Selma Nelson.

There is a short bio about David Gray. It notes he attended the mission school ran by Harry Morse.

Finally, there is an article penned by Harry Morse.

It is one of the very few that I have.
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