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Mayfield, William Madison (September 28, 1875-March 21, 1943)



  • Existence: September 28, 1875 - March 21, 1943


William Madison Mayfield was born September 28, 1875, in Pine Grove, Clark County, Kentucky. He attended Kentucky schools; College of the Bible at Lexington, Kentucky; and Christian University, at Canton, Missouri. He arrived in Kansas in 1898, and attended Campbell College at Holton and later graduated from the University of Kansas. In 1910 Mayfield married Jennie Rebecca Allen in Ontario, Kansas.

Mayfield’s early pastorates in Kansas included Havensville, Soldier, Winchester and Dighton. Advancing in the ministry, he served at Quindaro and Grandview churches in Kansas City, Kansas; then Butler, Missouri; and for twelve years in Kansas City, Missouri, at the West Side and Roanoke Christian Churches. While in Kansas City, Missouri, Mayfield’s health began to fail and doctors advised that he give up the ministry. Instead, he returned to the rural field in Kansas, serving with distinction for some 20 years. Starting in Soldier he added on a circuit of churches including Circleville, Bancroft, Oneida and Havensville. In 1941 Mayfield and his wife moved to Oneida to make their home.

Mayfield also held the office of President of “The Kentuckians of Northeast Kansas” for a number of years and served as a scoutmaster for twenty years. Reverend William Madison Mayfield died on March 21, 1943, in Sabetha, Kansas, after a long illness.

Source: Extracted from the Seneca, Kansas, Courier-Tribune, March 22, 1943

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

William M. Mayfield Collection

Identifier: MS-0102
Scope and Contents The Reverend William Madison Mayfield Collection is housed in LaBudde Special Collections, UMKC Miller Nichols Library. The collection consists of log books and other miscellaneous material related to Rev. Mayfield and his ministries in Kansas City, Missouri; Butler, Missouri; Soldier, Kansas; and Oneida, Kansas. Material is divided into two series to reflect two separate acquisitions: Series I, which was purchased from Dan Casavant Rare Books, and Series II, which was a gift of Rev....
Dates: 1911 - 1942