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Member: Douglas, Mrs. Walter S. (Jean Moment) '70

1970 - 1975 Address: 1796 Fernwood Lane, Plainfield

1978 - 1980: Box 127, Jamestown, RI

June 9, 1980 Mrs. Walter S. Douglas resigns from the Plainfield Garden Club

June 9, 1980

May 19, 1980

May 1980

November 1, 1981 New York Times wedding announcement

Joanne Douglas And Brent Olsson, Lawyer, Are Wed
Published: November 1, 1981


Joanne Moment Douglas and Brent Kristian Olsson were married yesterday in the Trinity Episcopal Church in Newport, R.I. The ceremony was performed by the rector, the Rev. D. Loren Coyle.

Mrs. Olsson is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Douglas of Jamestown, R.I., formerly of Plainfield, N.J. Her father is a retired chairman and senior partner in the New York engineering concern of Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas.

The bridegroom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Loren Olsson of Scotts Bluff, Neb., where his father is a partner in the law firm of Olsson & Olsson.

The bride is a portfolio assistant for the William G. Campbell & Company, an investment counseling concern in New York. She attended the Hartridge School in Plainfield, graduated from Columbia University and received a Master of Public Administration degree from New York University.

Mr. Olsson is a lawyer with the Legal Aid Society in New York. He is an alumnus of Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., and the New York University School of Law.

Illustrations: photo of Joanne Olsson

March 23, 1985 Los Angeles Times obituary

Walter S. Douglas; Transit Architect
March 23, 1985
Walter S. Douglas, a designer of urban mass transportation systems, including San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit, has died at his Jamestown, R.I., home. He was 73. The cause of death was not announced.

He was the retired board chairman of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas, a New York-based firm of engineering consultants that he joined as a structural engineer in 1939.

1974 Junior League Designer Showcase: The Martine House

1974 Designer Showcase Martine House Cover to Page 25

1974 Designer Showcase Martine House Page 26 to End

In addition to saving the 1988 Program for the Designers Showhouse of Cedar Brook Farm (aka The Martine House) which was organized by the Muhlenberg Auxiliary, PGC Member Anne Shepherd also kept the 1974 Designers Showcase of the very same home, organized by the Junior League.

Within the program pages, you will find mentioned many PGC members. They include: Clawson, MacLeod, Kroll, Davis, Wyckoff, Stevens, Loizeaux, Swain, Hunziker, Connell, Foster, Dunbar, Elliott, Fitzpatrick, Gaston, Hackman, Holman, Lockwood, Morrison, Royes, Rushmore, Sanders, Williams, Barnhart, Bellows, Burger, Burner, Carter, Clendenin, DeHart, Detwiller, Eaton, Eckert, Fort, Frost, Gonder, Keating, Laidlaw, Loosli, Madsen, Mann, Marshall, Miller, Moody, Moon, Morse, Murray, Mygatt, Barrett, Peek, Perkins, Pfefferkorn, Pomeroy, Pond, Royes, Samek, Sandford, Sheble, Stevens, Shepherd, Stewart, Stout, Trewin, Vivian, Zeller, Cochran, Mooney and Hall.

1973-1974 PGC Directory

1974-1975 Directory

May 14, 1983 Centennial The Wardlaw Hartridge School

November 27, 2007

NEWTOWN, Pa. - Jean Moment Douglas, 95, passed away on November 18, 2007 in Newtown, Pennsylvania.

Jean was born January 9, 1912 in Newark, New Jersey. Her family moved to Plainfield, New Jersey where her father, the Reverend John James Moment, served many years as minister of the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Jean was married on May 6, 1938 to Walter S. Douglas, also of Plainfield, New Jersey. Walter Douglas served as the senior partner of the consulting engineering firm of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas in New York City.

In life, Jean was a "pistol." She was fiercely independent, fun, funny and courageous. She loved life, people, dancing, music, reading, and current events and thoroughly enjoyed both to entertain and to be entertained. She was artistic and an avid gardener who was happiest outdoors admiring the flora and fauna. She loved to travel and was always planning her next adventure.

She believed strongly in volunteer work for her community. In Plainfield, she volunteered for her church, Muhlenberg Hospital, the local Garden Club, and was an active member of the Junior League.

Both she and her husband shared a love of the water in general and of sailing in particular. As a young girl, Jean spent summers at her family's camp on a lake in Maine. Her husband, as a boy, spent summers on the ocean in New Jersey. After her husband's retirement, they relocated to Jamestown, Rhode Island where they enjoyed being part of a beautiful New England sailing community. There they were members of the Conanicut Yacht Club where Walter served on the Board of Trustees and, in 1979, acted as treasurer. They kept their boat there for years and made many dear friends. Jean found ample outlets for her many interests and continued her volunteer work. She volunteered for the local chapter of the Garden Club, Meals on Wheels and enjoyed a particularly fulfilling experience at the Wickford Elementary School in Wickford, RI. Always up for a new adventure, in her 80's she worked with the children, helping them learn to use the computer.

She is preceded in death by her adoring husband, "Douger" and her beloved son, David Spalding Douglas.

She is survived by her two daughters, Joanne Douglas Olsson of Fort Collins, Colorado, and Nancy Douglas Engblom of Yardley, Pennsylvania, and her four grandchildren, Andrew Brian Engblom of Arlington, VA, Lisa Allison Engblom of Redondo Beach, California, Justin Douglas Olsson of Washington DC and Schuyler Moment Olsson, currently abroad.

A memorial service will be held January 5, 2008 at the Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, Rhode Island at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The David Spalding Douglas Fund in care of The Rhode Island Foundation, One Union Square Station, Providence, Rhode Island 02903.
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March 20, 1985

WALTER S. DOUGLAS, 73, DIES; MASS-TRANSIT SYSTEM EXPERT
Published: March 20, 1985

Walter S. Douglas, an authority on planning and design of urban and regional mass transportation systems, died Friday at his home in Jamestown, R.I., after a long illness. The 73-year- old engineer moved to Jamestown from Plainfield, N.J., in 1977.

Mr. Douglas retired as senior partner and chairman of the board of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas Inc., a New York consulting engineering concern, in 1975. He joined the company as a structural engineer in 1939 and became a partner in 1952.

In 1953 he was hired to do a report by the San Francisco Bay Area Commission that resulted in the construction of the $1.3 billion, three-county Bay Area Rapid Transit System.

BART, the country's first new transit system in more than 50 years, opened for business in 1972. As a member of BART's joint venture board of control, he helped to make the policy decisions that guided the new system's design and construction.

In Forefront of Rapid Transit

Mr. Douglas was in the forefront of rapid transit development in other major metropolitan areas including the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's $3 billion, 53- mile transit system, a project in which he was involved for more than 22 years, and public transportation plans and studies for Philadelphia-Camden, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis and Caracas, Venezuela.

He received a numerous awards including the James Laurie Prize of the American Society of Civil Engineers for his contributions to the field of transportation in 1969, and in 1975 he was cited as one of the ''Top 10 Construction Men'' of the last 50 years by the construction division of the society. He was named to the American Public Transit Authority Hall of Fame in 1984.

Mr. Douglas leaves his wife, the former Jean Moment; two daughters, Joanne Olsson of Brooklyn, and Nancy Engblom of Media, Pa.; three grandchildren, and three sisters: Mary D. Riley of Southberry, Conn., Elizabeth Makepeace of Middlebury, Conn. and Carolyn Douglas of Malbrade, Maine.

A memorial service will be held at 2 P.M. at the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church in Plainfield, N.J., March 27.

Reverend John James Moment

JOHN JAMES MOMENT (FEBRUARY 1, 1875-MAY 11, 1959)

U.S. Presbyterian Minister and Hymn Writer

Feast of John James Moment (May 20)

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Forceful and persuasive preacher, civic leader, trusted counsellor in affairs of Church and community, gracious interpreter of the things of the spirit through song and sermons; now completing his twenty-eighth year of service in his present parish, he has fulfilled all the desired qualifications of a faithful and devoted pastor.

–Princeton Alumni Weekly (1946) on John James Moment

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John James Moment (1875-1959), son of a Canadian Methodist pastor, was born in Orono, Ontario, on February 1, 1875 He, having come to the United States at a young age, graduated from Princeton University in 1896 and taught at the Lawrenceville School, near Princeton, New Jersey, from 1898 to 1904. Our saint, perceiving a call to ordained ministry, attended Hartford Theological Seminary next, graduating in 1906. His ministerial career entailed him serving at the following congregations:

First Presbyterian Church, East Orange, New Jersey (1906-1908), as Assistant Minister;
Bergen Reformed Church, Jersey City, New Jersey (1908-1911), as Assistant Minister;
High Street Presbyterian Church, Newark New Jersey (1911-1918); and finally,
Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Plainfield, New Jersey (1918-retirement, meaning at least through 1946).

Above: The Cornerstone of Cresecent Avenue Presbyterian Church

Image used with the gracious permission of Dan Damon, Plainfield, NJ

(http://ptoday.blogspot.com/2011/11/hidden-plainfield-more-cornerstones_28.html)

Moment wrote prose and poetry. A book was Faith in Christ (1917) (https://archive.org/details/faithinchrist00momegoog). And he, having composed hymn texts, served on the committee which produced The Hymnal (1933) for the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. "God of Compassion, in Mercy Befriend Us" (http://gatheredprayers.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/god-of-compassion-in-mercy-befriend-us/) is available at my GATHERED PRAYERS blog. Another hymn of his follows:

Men and children everywhere,

With sweet music fill the air!

Nations, come, your voices raise

To the Lord in hymns of praise!

Join the angel song,

All the worlds to Him belong!

Holy, holy,

To our God all glory be!

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Morning, evening, bless His name,

Skies with crimson clouds aflame,

Rainbow arch, His covenant sign,

Countless stars by night that shine!

Through His far domain,

Love is King where He doth reign!

Holy, holy,

To our God all glory be!

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Storm and food and ocean's roar,

Breakers crashing on the shore,

Waterfalls that never sleep,

Towering mountain, canyon deep,

Tell ye forth His might,

Lord of life and truth and right!

Holy, holy,

To our God all glory be!

Moment cared actively for and about others. Thus, in addition to what I have mentioned, he founded the Plainfield Community Forum in 1944. This organization continues to meet needs of people by working with public and private-sector partners to make a variety of programs possible for a diverse population ranging from the young to elderly. One program is Meals on Wheels, for example.

John James Moment made a great and positive impact where he was. His legacy survives him, fortunately. May each of us likewise love God and our neighbors actively and effectively.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

OCTOBER 24, 2013 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF HENRY CLAY SHUTTLEWORTH, ANGLICAN PRIEST AND HYMN WRITER

THE FEAST OF SAINT ANTHONY CLARET, FOUNDER OF THE CLARETIANS

THE FEAST OF ROSA PARKS, MOTHER OF THE MODERN-DAY CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

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O God, your Son came among us to serve and not to be served.

Lead us by his love to serve all to whom the world offers no comfort and little help.

Through us give hope to the hopeless,

love to the unloved,

peace to the troubled,

and rest to the weary,

through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever. Amen.

Hosea 2:18-23

Psalm 94:1-15

Romans 12:9-21

Luke 6:20-36

–Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), page 60

University of the Ozarks

The dedication service of this chapel was held at 10:30 Wednesday morning, February 8, 1933. The Reverend John J. Moment, pastor of the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church of Plainfield, New Jersey, preached the dedicatory sermon. Dr. Wiley Lin Hurie was president of the then College of the Ozarks and performed the Act of Dedication.

The chapel is a gift of Miss Jessie Munger of Plainfield, New Jersey, as a memorial to her father, the late Raymond Munger, who was known as a man of high ideals and who was interested in educational projects. Albert O. Clark of Rogers, Arkansas, was the architect and Gomer Kraus of Clarksville was the contractor. Student labor was employed in many phases of the construction.

This beautiful chapel, which is of Gothic design, built of limestone and trimmed with Nucarth stone, was constructed at a cost of $75,000.00. The interior is finished in oak, beautifully carved. A three manual Reuter organ has been installed. It was dedicated with a recital by an internationally-known organist, Edward Eigenschenk.

One of the most attractive features of the chapel are the windows, all of which are of antique cathedral glass, the three windows over the chancel being exceptionally beautiful. The central panel of the trinity shows Christ, the Light of the World. The left-hand panel shows Peter making his great confession, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God.' The right-hand panel shows James the Just, ‘Faith without works is dead.'

Through the years many people have passed through the doors of this beautiful chapel. Few could say it left no mark on their lives. There have been many outstanding speakers, uplifting music–both vocal and instrumental and there has been an intangible–the aura of the chapel itself.

Funds were donated in 1984 by the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation for an extensive remodeling of the basement. In 1989 Dr. Jerry L. Rice became the first Dean of the Chapel. Through the effort and generosity of Dr. Rice, Dr. Alvin C. Broyles and numerous friends of the University, the chapel organ was rebuilt in 1991 and named "The Great Hosanna." Diane Meredith Belcher presented an outstanding recital on the organ at the dedication on October 11, 1991.

In the fall of 1991 a carillon was installed in the chapel. This was a gift of the Class of 1941, on the occasion of their 50th graduation anniversary. It is their hope the voice of the ‘Spirit of'4l' will ring out for years to come.

Many marriages have been performed in this chapel since its dedication. The ministers who officiated at the ceremonies maintained their personal records, but left no permanent record for the chapel itself.

Data acquired from various University of the Ozarks publications. Mane Baskin Lewis, Class of 1941

Rev. Dr. John James Moment

Rev. Dr. John James Moment
b.01 FEB 1875 Ontario, Canada
d.11 May 1959 Plainfield, Union, New Jersey, United States
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Parents and Siblings
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F. Robert Moment
1837 - 1909
M. Sarah W Gairdner
1844 -
m. 16 SEP 1868
Alfred Moment
1869 - 1947
Rev. Dr. John James Moment
1875 - 1959
Melita Moment
1878 - abt 1877
Janet Magartha Moment
1879 -
Robert Franklin Moment
1882 - 1962
Spouse and Children
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H. Rev. Dr. John James Moment
1875 - 1959
W. Clara Louise Cross
1880 - 1966
m. ABT 1908
Anne M Moment
1909 - 1991
Jean G Moment
1912 - 2007
Robert Moment
1916 - 1945
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▼Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3][4] Rev. Dr. John James Moment
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][4] 01 FEB 1875 Ontario, Canada
Immigration[5] 1900 New Jersey, United States
Marriage ABT 1908
to Clara Louise Cross
Census[5] 27 APR 1910 Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey, United States
Unknown[6] 1913 Federal Court, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Military[2] 06 SEP 1918 Suffolk, New York, United States
Draft registration
Census[7] 02 JAN 1920 Plainfield, Union, New Jersey, United States
Census[8] 11 APR 1930 Plainfield, Union, New Jersey, United States
Death[9] 11 May 1959 Plainfield, Union, New Jersey, United States
He graduated with his B.A from Princeton in 1896, and his B.D. from Hartford Theological Seminary in 1906.S10, S11

A Google Books (books.google.com) search shows that he wrote the following books: - Faith in Christ - 1917
- We Believe - 1941
- Three sermons preached at the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Reformed Church of Bergen (organized 1660) - 1910 co-authored along with Cornelius Brett

He served in the following pastoratesS9, S10, S11:
- 1898 to 1904 - taught at the Lawrenceville school located about 5 miles from Princeton
- 1904 to 1908 - served at several pastorates in East Orange, NJ
- 1908 to 1911 - Jersey City NJ
- 1911 to 1918 - High Street Presbyterian Church
- Mar to Dec 1918 - Religious Work Secretary in the Y. M. C. A. at Camp Upton
- 1919 to his retirement - Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Plainfield, NJ (he was still conducting weddings in 1948, so I assume he had not yet retired at this time)

See the family page for John and his wife Clara for a record of some of their trips to Europe and Bermuda.

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↑ 1.0 1.1 Robert Moment household, in Durham, Ontario, Canada. 1891 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada), 6 April 1891, Primary quality.
Name:John James Moment
Gender:Male
Marital Status:Single
Age:15
Birth Year:abt 1876
Birthplace:Ontario
Relation to Head of House:Son
Religion:Methodist
French Canadian:No
Father's Birth Place:England
Mother's Birth Place:Ireland
Province:Ontario
District Number:59
District:Durham West
Subdistrict:Clarke
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:
NameAge
Robert Moment52
Sarah W Moment46
Alfred Moment21
John James Moment15
Mary Matha Moment14
Janet Magartha Moment1?? [I read 12]
Franklin Lon Moment9

↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 John James Moment , in United States. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1918, Primary quality.
Occupation - Minister
Naturalized Citizen
Nearest Relative - Clara Louise Moment - wife

Name:John James Moment
City:Newark
County:Essex
State:New Jersey
Birth Date:1 Feb 1875
Race:White
FHL Roll Number:1753727
DraftBoard:3

↑ Jean Moment Douglas, formerly of Plainfield, in Home News Tribune. (New Jersey, United States), 20 Nov 2007, Secondary quality.
NEWTOWN, Pa. – Jean Moment Douglas, 95, passed away on Nov. 18, 2007 in Newtown, Pa. Jean was born Jan. 9, 1912 in Newark. Her family moved to Plainfield, where her father, the Rev. John James Moment, served many years as minister of the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church.

Jean was married on May 6, 1938 to Walter S. Douglas, also of Plainfield. Walter Douglas served as the senior partner of the consulting engineering firm of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade and Douglas in New York City.

She believed strongly in volunteer work for her community. In Plainfield, she volunteered for her church, Muhlenberg Hospital, the local Garden Club, and was an active member of the Junior League.

Both she and her husband shared a love of the water in general and of sailing in particular. After her husband's retirement, they relocated to Jamestown, R.I., where they enjoyed being part of a beautiful New England sailing community. In Jamestown, Jean continued her volunteer work with the Garden Club and Meals on Wheels.

She is preceded in death by her adoring husband, "Douger" and her beloved son, David Spalding Douglas. She is survived by her two daughters, <names of living individuals have been removed>; and her four grandchildren, <names of living individuals have been removed>.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Jan. 5 at the Central BaptistChurch, 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, R.I.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to The David SpaldingDouglas Fund in care of The Rhode Island Foundation, One Union SquareStation, Providence, RI 02903.

↑ 4.0 4.1 John James and Clara Louise Moment, in UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960. (Provo, Utah, United States: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008), 1925, Primary quality.
Name:John James Moment
Birth Date:abt 1875
Age:50
Port of Departure:New York, New York, United States
Arrival Date:19 Jul 1925
Port of Arrival:Liverpool, England
Ports of Voyage:Quebec
[Montreal]
Ship Name:Canada
Search Ship Database:View the 'Canada' in the 'Passenger Ships andImages' database
Shipping Line:White Star Line
Official Number:106806

↑ 5.0 5.1 John J Moment household, in Hudson, New Jersey, United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule, 1910, Primary quality.
Name:John J Moment
Age in 1910:35
Estimated Birth Year:1875
Birthplace:Canada English
[Canada]
Relation to Head of House:Head
Father's Birth Place:Canada English
[Canada]
Mother's Name:Mary L Bowne
Mother's Birth Place:Canada English
[Canada]
Spouse's Name:Clara L Moment
Home in 1910:Jersey City Ward 9, Hudson, New Jersey
Marital Status:Married
Race:White
Gender:Male
Year of Immigration:1900
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:
NameAge
John J Moment35
Clara L Moment28
Anna Moment5/12

↑ John J and Clara Moment, in Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957. (Database on-line: Ancestry.com, 1857-1858), 1913, Primary quality.
Name:John Moment
Arrival Date:30 Jan 1931
Birth Year:abt 1876
Age:55
Gender:Male
Port of Departure:Hamilton, Bermuda
Port of Arrival:New York, New York
Ship Name:Pan America

↑ John J Moment household, in Union, New Jersey, United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule, 1920, Primary quality.
Name:John J Moment
Home in 1920:Plainfield Ward 2, Union, New Jersey
Age:46
Estimated Birth Year:abt 1874
Birthplace:Canada
Relation to Head of House:Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's Name:Clara L Moment
Father's Birth Place:Canada
Mother's Birth Place:Canada
Marital Status:Married
Race:White
Sex:Male
Home Owned:Rent
Year of Immigration:1889
Able to Read:Yes
Able to Write:Yes
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:
NameAge
John J Moment46
Clara L Moment42
Anne M Moment10
Jean Moment7
Robert Moment3
[3 2/12]
Mary Mulvihill34

↑ John J Moment household, in Union, New Jersey, United States. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule, 1930, Primary quality.
Name:John J Moment
Home in 1930:Plainfield, Union, New Jersey
View Map
Age:55
Estimated Birth Year:abt 1875
Birthplace:Canada
Relation to Head of House:Head
Spouse's Name: Clara L Moment
Race:White
Occupation:

Education:

Military Service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

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Household Members:
NameAge
John J Moment55
Clara L Moment49
Anne Moment20
Jean G Moment17
Robert Moment13
John J Moment13 [I read age 8]

↑ Men and Children Everywhere , in Hymn Studies, Secondary quality.
http://homeschoolblogger.com/hymnstudies/676406/

This hymn by John James Moment was written in about 1930 and published in 1933 in "The Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church of 1933." The biographical notes indicate he died in Plainfield, New Jersey on May 11, 1959.

#261 God of Compassion, in Mercy Befriend Us , in The Presbyterian Hymnal Companion (Google Books), 1993, Secondary quality.
This resource gives a brief biographical sketch of John James Moment including his education and pastorates.

John James Moment, in Princeton '96 record 1921, 1921, Secondary quality.
Internet Archive - http://www.archive.org/details/princeton96recor00prin

Minister and pastor of the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Plainfield, New Jersey. Also preaches at various Colleges, such as Princeton, Vassar, Lafayette, Rutgers, etc., and is author of "Faith in Christ", published by Scribners. Married Clara Louise Cross, in 1908, lives at No. 815 Park Avenue, Plainfield, N. J., and has three children : Anne Moment, born November 24, 1909 ; Jean Moment, born January 9, 1912; Robert Moment, born October 19, 1916.

During the War was Religious Work Secretary in the Y. M. C. A. at Camp Upton from March to December, 1918.

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