Owings, Wain Marvin
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Biographical note: The Rev. Wain Marvin Owings was born in
Owings, SC, in Laurens County, in 1874.
He attended the Wofford Fitting School and graduated from Wofford
College in 1898. After teaching in the
rural schools for several years, he joined the South Carolina Annual Conference
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, in 1906, was ordained a deacon in
1907 and an elder in 1909. He served
Methodist congregations in the South Carolina upcountry from around 1905 until his retirement in 1946. He died in December 1949.
Organization note: As
a small collection, this is not broken into series, but it does consist of a
mixture of clippings, articles, and sermon notes.
Access note: Unrestricted
Summary note: The
collection consists of some personal materials, church school literature, articles
and news clippings, and the handwritten and typed notes from a collection of
sermons he delivered over the course of his ministry.
Citation: Cite as: Papers of Wain Marvin Owings,
Archives, Sandor Teszler Library, Wofford College
Location: Archives, Sandor Teszler Library, Wofford College,
Spartanburg, SC 29303
notes: Donated by his granddaughter,
Susan Owings Way, and processed on November 12, 2013 by Phillip Stone.
Finding Aid: Folder listing
Church literature –
Sermon texts and
notes – 6 folders