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Brethren Church Archives

Title: Charles A. Bame Collection
Accession #:BCA 2004-00001Accessed: 2004Rec'd by:David R. Roepke
Acquisition #:BCA 2004-00001Acquired: 2004Acq'd by:David R. Roepke
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Category:Manuscript CollectionSub-Category:Ministerial
Storage Medium: File storage boxStorage Location:BC Archives
Classification:Religion, eduction

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Charles A. Bame [Click for larger image]Dr. Chas A. Bame was born on a farm, three and one-half miles west of Williamstown, Ohio, in Hancock County, on September 27, 1873, the son of John and Lucinda Bame.  He was the second of five sons: Jesse, Charles, Noah, Sharon and Roland.  There were also two sisters; Mary and May.

In his early years he attended the Methodist church on what is now U. S. Route 30. Later, as a young man, he become a member of the Eagle Creek Church of the Brethren, and from that church was ”elected” by the congregation to the ministry, when he was twenty-five years of age.  He attended Ohio Northern University at Ada, Ohio, and Manchester College at North Manchester, Indiana for his theological study.

It was at North Manchester that he met and married Carrie Myers.  They had two children, Donald M. and Dorcas.  Dr. Bame died September 7, 1950 in College Corner, Indiana.

He served numerous churches as their minister.  These included; Dayton, Ohio; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New Troy, Michigan; North Manchester, Indiana; Ashland, Ohio; Linwood, Maryland; South Bend, Indiana; and College Corner, Indiana.

He was a frequent contributor to the Brethren Evangelist and the Gospel Messenger.  In addition, he took an interest in the Lyceum and Lecture Platform where he had given a series of lectures.

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