History of the Restoration Movement

Albert William Harvey


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Preacher Here For 60 Years Dies At 85

Elder A.W. Harvey, who preached for more than 60 years in the Church of Christ died at 1:30 A. M. today at his home, 910 W. 17th St. He was 85 years old.

Stricken with paralysis and hospitalization in July, 1957, he had been physically handicapped since that time but had maintained an active interest in the local churches, with which he has worked since 1912.

Born in Henry County about seven miles north of New Castle, October 1, 1874, he was the son of Matthew and Jane (Kennedy) Harvey. In 1900 he was married to the former Miss Edna Franklin, of Anderson, who survives.

He began his career in the ministry as a young man in the Hillsboro Church of Christ, his first charge. He had previously taught school in Henry County.

He came to Bloomington in 1912 and conducted two meetings in the Lincoln Street Church of Christ. He preached the first sermon in the Indiana Ave. church April 23, 1922, and the first Sunday morning sermon there in January, 1923.

For many years he regularly conducted morning and evening services at the Lincoln St. church and afternoon services at the Indiana Ave. church.

He also worked with church in the surrounding areas and served as evangelist, preacher, elder, and teacher for more than 40 years.

Known for his skill in teaching the Bible, he was not disposed to speculate but kept close to Bible facts. Friends say he knew his Bible and had complete faith in both the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God.

Surviving Elder Harvey, in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Painter, Middletown and Miss Alberta Harvey, at home; two sons, Thaddeus F. Harvey, Tucson, Ariz., and Homer Harvey, at home; a brother, Everett Harvey, Brooklyn, N.Y., three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services have been set for 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Day Funeral Home. Brother Bob Duncan will officiate, assisted by Brother Voris Carpenter, of Lyons, and Brother Charles Powell, of Martinsville. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Day Funeral Home after 7:30 p.m. today.

-Bloomington Daily Herald-Telephone, Jun 4, 1960, page 1

A.W. Harvey

Funeral services for Elder A.W. Harvey, 85-year-old minister in the Church of Christ who died early Monday at his home, 910 W. 17th St., will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Day Funeral Home.

Brother Bob Duncan, assisted by Brother Voris Carpenter, of Lyons, and Brother Charles Powell, of Martinsville, will officiate, and burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Estell Hendricks, Ben Parrish, Roy Weaver, Luther Rasner, Lloyd Bush, and Don Mellet.

Honorary pallbearers will be Henry Trisler, Arthur Fiscus, J.A. Franklin, Eza Deckard, Herbert Hoover, Everest Weathers, Harvey Brown, George Stogsdill and Clevie Lloyd.

Friends may call at the Day Funeral Home until time for the services.

-Bloomington Daily Herald-Telephone, January 5, 1960, page 2

Directions To The Grave of Albert W. Harvey

Albert W. Harvey is buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Bloomington, Indiana.

From Indianapolis, head south on I-65 to Columbus. Take Exit 68 and go west on Hwy. 46. In Bloomington, take Hwy. 46 Bypass north around the city. On the north side, take Hwy. 45/37 and go south to W. 3rd St. and head toward town. W. 3rd becomes S Adams St. and bear right on W. Kirkwood Ave. Turn right on S. Elm St. Enter the cemetery and take the first left. Then go to the end and turn right. Head toward the the back of the cemetery, continuing to bear to the first left, until you come to a small triangle. Bear right and head up the little hill about half way and park. Go in to your left toward the center of the section to the black monument in the middle. This is the Harvey site. While in the cemetery be sure to visit the grave of another gospel preacher buried here, Homer H. Adamson. Plot Info: Section H. Lot 212

GPS Location of the Grave
39°09'53.8"N 86°32'56.5"W
D.d. 39.164945,-86.549035

Tom L. Childers at the grave of A.W. Harvey

"Even so faith, if it hath not works,
is dead, being alone." James 2:17.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should
not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

Albert William - 1874 - 1960
Mary Edna - 1878 - 1968
Alberta C. 1905 -

Photos Taken May 22, 2012
Courtesy of Scott Harp

Web Editor's Note: On May 22, 2012 I visited the grave of Homer H. Adamson. It was the second day of a week's Restoration Research trip with my dear friend Tom L. Childers. H.H. Adamson was buried in Bloomington, Indiana. It was a very busy day as we were making our way to Indianapolis to spend the evening with our dear friend Terry J. Gardner. Special thanks to Tom for doing the driving on this trip.

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