Rev. Robert Morris Hardaway


The following information is typed from a fax from Kentucky Wesleyan College, 3000 Frederica Street, Ownesboro, Kentucky 42301, 502-926-3111 Phone.  To: Rev John Vaught From: Richard Weiss, Archivist, August 25, 1998.

Handwritten on the page: "1852-1948 died as a member of the St. Louis Conference" (note birth date conflicts with text below)

Centennial Volume of Missouri Methodism 1806-1906. By Marcus L. Gray, Kansas City. nd (1906) 595p.

Missouri Conference - Fayette District 133


May all that is noble in our thought embody itself in all that is Generous in Action. -- Dr. Joseph Parker.


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Rev. Robert Morris Hardaway, son of Benjamin Aker Hardaway, was born in Breckenridge County, Kentucky, October 18th, 1854.  He was educated under Dr. D. C. Clarkson, a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University.  In 1875 he entered Vanderbilt University, this being the first year in the history of this noble institution, and in 1878 finished his course, one among her first graduates.  On September 18th, 1879, he was married to Miss Mary Emma Cox, also a pupil of Dr. D. C. Clarkson, and later a graduate of Logan Female College, Russellville, Kentucky.  Four children were born of this marriage, Mary Elstone Hardaway, John Benjamin Hardaway , Robert Morris Hardaway and Wallace Duncan Hardaway.  In the same month of his wedding, September, 1879, he was received into the Louisville Conference at Madisonville, Kentucky, and was appointed to Shepherdsville, Kentucky.  He served twelve years in this Conference, his last charge being Brandenburg.  By a transfer of territory he was led to join the Illinois Conference in 1890, and served seven years as Presiding Elder of Pana District, preacher in charge of Kinmundy, Nashville and Marion Churches.  In the year 1907 he joined the Missouri Conference, in which he has served Osborn, Millville, Hardin, St. Charles and Glasgow.   Brother Hardaway is a good preacher and a fine pastor.  His wife is one of the noble women of Methodism.  His sons are men of promise.  He preaches a thoughtful gospel and attends to all the details of a Methodist preacher's work.  He can be depended upon to bring up his collections and all this work is done by wholesome methods.