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(Based on the chart published in the 1956 Detroit Conference journal, pp. 204-205.  Although that list reports that “All Records of the First Eleven Conferences Were Destroyed”, information from the Conference archives has allowed partial data on those meetings to be added.  Where possible, more complete versions of the names of Conference Presidents and Secretaries have been added from other sources in the Conference archives.  There was a separate West Michigan Conference for the years 1858 to 1905.)

 

No.

 

DATE

 

PLACE

 

PRESIDENT

 

SECRETARY

 

Conf. Members

 

Church Members

1

July 14, 1842

Franciscoville

James Gay

 

 

 

2

Sept. 1843

Concord

Jeremiah T. Pratt

 

 

600

3

Oct. 1844

Prairie Ronde

James Gay &
Robert Bamford

 

 

653

4

1845

Sylvan

Robert Bamford

 

 

740

5

1846

Flowerfield

Wilder B. Mack

 

 

763

6

1847

Leoni

Wilder B. Mack

 

 

786

7

1848

Adrian

Wilder B. Mack

 

 

804

8

1849

Prairie Ronde

Robert C. Lanning

 

 

834

9

1850

Rice Creek

J. L. Turner

 

 

800

10

1851

Putnam

Wilder B. Mack

 

 

903

11

1852

Milton

Wilder B. Mack

 

 

940

12

Oct. 6, 1853

Redford

Wilder B. Mack

Samuel H. Miller

41

974

13

Oct. 4, 1854

Putnam

Harvey H. Johnson

M. L. Purinton

42

1,012

14

Oct. 2, 1855

Milton

Harvey H. Johnson

William D. Tomkinson

50

1,060

15

Oct. 1, 1856

Prairie Ronde

Robert C. Lanning

William D. Tomkinson

47

1,354

16

Oct. 6, 1857

Davisburgh

Harvey H. Johnson

William D. Tomkinson

 

 

17

Oct. 5, 1858

Rice Creek

Harvey H. Johnson

William D. Tomkinson

57

1,272

18

Oct. 11, 1859

Redford

William D. Tomkinson

James H. Morton

42

1,260

19

Sep. 25, 1860

Pontiac

William D. Tomkinson

Marcus S. Angell

43

1,581

20

Sep. 24, 1861

Davisburgh

Joshua Leach

Marcus S. Angell

41

1,515

21

Sep. 23, 1862

Plainfield

Joshua Leach

Marcus S. Angell

36

1,631

22

Sep. 29, 1863

Petersburgh

Robert C. Lanning

Henry W. Hicks

37

1,614

23

Sep. 27, 1864

Shelby

Robert C. Lanning

Henry W. Hicks

33

1,374

24

Sep. 26, 1865

Franklin

Robert C. Lanning

James H. Morton

35

1,105

25

Sep. 25, 1866

Lapeer

Sullivan Clark

Henry W. Hicks

53

1,533

26

Sep. 24, 1867

Burton

Sullivan Clark

Henry W. Hicks

48

2,018

27

Sep. 30, 1868

Plainfield

William D. Tomkinson

Jacob D. Shults

45

2,083

28

Aug. 31, 1869

Pontiac

William D. Tomkinson

Thomas H. Beamish

49

1,886

29

Sep. 6, 1870

Richfield

William D. Tomkinson

Jacob D. Shults

49

2,132

30

Aug. 29, 1871

Plainfield

William D. Tomkinson

Charles B. Clark

49

2,236

31

Aug. 20, 1872

Franklin

Jared Warner

Charles B. Clark

55

2,250

32

Aug. 19, 1873

Clio

Jared Warner

Jacob D. Shults

49

2,344

33

Aug. 18, 1874

Burton

Cyrus S. Greene

Jacob D. Shults

53

2,290

34

Aug. 17, 1875

Davisburgh

Cyrus S. Greene

Charles B. Clark

50

2,337

35

Aug. 22, 1876

Berlin

Joseph F. Kellogg

Charles B. Clark

50

2,379

36

Aug. 21, 1877

Brockway Center

Joseph F. Kellogg

William Bradley

53

2,316

37

Aug. 20, 1878

Dryden Center

Joseph F. Kellogg

William Bradley

62

2,561

38

Aug. 20, 1879

Lapeer

Ancil C.Fuller

William Bradley

59

2,746

39

Aug. 18, 1880

Clio

Ancil C. Fuller

William Bradley

59

2,677

40

Aug. 17, 1881

Columbiaville

William Cope

William Bradley

58

2,605

41

Aug. 16, 1882

Dansville

William Cope

William Bradley

51

2,431

42

Aug. 15, 1883

Franklin

Robert N. Mulholland

Samuel A. Long

53

2,350

43

Aug. 27, 1884

Brockway Center

Robert N. Mulholland

Samuel A. Long

50

2,157

44

Aug. 25, 1885

Fairgrove

Samuel Riley

Chandler W. Stephenson

53

2,406

45

Aug. 31, 1886

East Saginaw

Samuel Riley

Ira LeBaron

43

2,491

46

Aug. 30, 1887

Clio

Samuel Riley

Ira LeBaron

42

2,749

47

Aug. 28, 1888

Columbiaville

Frederick Traver

Ira LeBaron

42

2,676

48

Aug. 27, 1889

Leonard

Frederick Traver

Chandler W. Stephenson

46

2,766

49

Aug. 26, 1890

Franklin

Frederick Traver

Chandler W. Stephenson

41

2,740

50

Aug. 25, 1891

Saginaw

Ancil C. Fuller

Chandler W. Stephenson

44

2,919

51

Aug. 30, 1892

Adrian

Frederick Traver

Robert Rutledge

49

3,157

52

Aug. 22, 1893

Yale

James E. Hubbell

Mical R. Saigeon

47

3,198

53

Aug. 23, 1894

Capac

James E. Hubbell

Mical R. Saigeon

46

2,849

54

Aug. 27, 1895

Fostoria

Mical R. Saigeon

John J. Beatty

45

3,727

55

Aug. 25, 1896

Clio

Mical R. Saigeon

John J. Beatty

45

3,631

56

Aug. 31, 1897

Lum

Frederick Traver

John J. Beatty

47

3,605

57

Aug. 30, 1898

Mayville

Frederick Traver

John J. Beatty

50

3,559

58

Aug. 22, 1899

Lapeer

Frederick Traver

John J. Beatty

53

3,430

59

Aug. 28, 1900

Saginaw, E. S.

John W. Gray

John J. Beatty

57

3,567

60

Aug. 27, 1901

Yale

John W. Gray

John J. Beatty

56

3,354

61

Aug. 26, 1902

Capac

John W. Gray

Chandler W. Stephenson

54

3,436

62

Aug. 18, 1903

Clio

John W. Gray

Chandler W. Stephenson

54

3,085

63

Aug. 24, 1904

Adrian

John W. Gray

Chandler W. Stephenson

53

3,083

64

Aug. 22, 1905

Flint

Willis C. Harger

Mical R. Saigeon

77

4,332

65

Aug. 28, 1906

Caro

Willis C. Harger

Oscar R. Stilson

81

4,156

66

Aug. 27, 1907

Midland Park

Willis C. Harger

Oscar R. Stilson

83

4,144

67

Aug. 25, 1908

Lansing

Willis C. Harger

Oscar R. Stilson

82

4,472

68

Aug. 24, 1909

Midland Park

Willis C. Harger

Oscar R. Stilson

78

4,367

69

Aug. 23, 1910

Midland Park

Fred A. Perry

Oscar R. Stilson

74

4,510

70

Aug. 22, 1911

Midland Park

Fred A. Perry

Willis C. Harger

73

4,710

71

Aug. 27, 1912

Midland Park

William H. Cole

Willis C. Harger

70

4,586

72

Aug. 26, 1913

Midland Park

William H. Cole

Willis C. Harger

66

4,790

73

Aug. 25, 1914

Midland Park

Chandler W. Stephenson

Willis C. Harger

74

4,763

74

Aug. 24, 1915

Midland Park

Chandler W. Stephenson

Willis C. Harger

71

4,888

75

Aug. 22, 1916

Midland Park

Willis C. Harger

Carl Lundbom

79

4,767

76

Aug. 28, 1917

Midland Park

Willis C. Harger

Carl Lundbom

71

4,936

77

Aug. 27, 1918

Midland Park

Howard J. Hescott

Carl Lundbom

69

4,643

78

Aug. 26, 1919

Midland Park

Howard J. Hescott

Carl Lundbom

68

4,311

79

Aug. 24, 1920

Midland Park

Howard J. Hescott

Fred E. Hart

69

4,123

80

Aug. 23, 1921

Midland Park

Howard J. Hescott

Fred E. Hart

68

4,229

81

Aug. 22, 1922

Midland Park

Frank E. Kunsman

Fred E. Hart

65

5,001

82

Aug. 28, 1923

Midland Park

Frank E. Kunsman

Fred E. Hart

64

4,457

83

Aug. 26, 1924

Midland Park

Frank E. Kunsman

Ernest A. Benedict

62

4,738

84

Aug. 25, 1925

Midland Park

Frank E. Kunsman

Ernest A. Benedict

70

4,701

85

Aug. 24, 1926

Midland Park

Frank E. Kunsman

Ernest A. Benedict

72

4,904

86

Aug. 23, 1927

Midland Park

Charles Bragg

Ernest A. Benedict

70

5,112

87

Aug. 28, 1928

Midland Park

Charles Bragg

Ernest A. Benedict

73

4,842

88

Aug. 27, 1929

Midland Park

Charles Bragg

Ernest A. Benedict

73

4,670

89

Aug. 26, 1930

Midland Park

John W. McCue

Ernest A. Benedict

76

4,525

90

Aug. 25, 1931

Midland Park

John W. McCue

Ernest A. Benedict

74

4,352

91

Aug. 23, 1932

Midland Park

John W. McCue

Clayton F. Oliver

77

4,408

92

Aug. 22, 1933

Midland Park

Ernest A. Benedict

Clayton F. Oliver

76

4,410

93

Aug. 21, 1934

Midland Park

Ernest A. Benedict

Clayton F. Oliver

75

4,200

94

Aug. 26, 1935

Midland Park

E. Ray Willson

Clayton F. Oliver

74

4,156

95

Aug. 25, 1936

Midland Park

E. Ray Willson

Clayton F. Oliver

71

4,090

96

Aug. 24, 1937

Midland Park

E. Ray Willson

Clayton F. Oliver

70

4,164

97

Aug. 23, 1938

Midland Park

E. Ray Willson

Ernest A. Benedict

70

4,176

98

June 21, 1939

Adrian

E. Ray Willson

Ernest A. Benedict

70

4,176