The Daily Times (Brunswick, NJ) December 23, 1893. Rev. Charles S. Witherspoon. Controversy.
•'•.At . DEATH ENJ>S A CHUSCfl ROW. Rectot Witherspooii" Out of the* Hcacli of "Vestries.. . pATCEOGUB.-L. I.-, Dec. 28.^-^t e meeting meeting of the vestry ef St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal church, it WBS agreed to pay tho .widow of the Rev. Charles S. Witherspoon, Witherspoon, the pastor of the church who- died? K few days ago,..$250 which;she claimed ' was due her late husband by back salary. Mrs. :Witherspoon field the keys, pi the church end refused to give them up until the money was paid. Mrs. Witherspoon has isnt the keys to the bishop and turned over all the books and' papers belonging belonging to the" cburch. This, BO far as Mrs. 'Wltherepoo'h ic "concerned, ends _one of the bitterest church, rows : on Long Island.'. The"vestrycharged BeV*-Wither- Bpoon with misrepresenting the sSnanoial standing of the church and with: J iuisap- proprietlri'g its funds to his personal use. This the minister denied and fought MB accusers with much bitterness. The accusations accusations caused a split in the church and manv families hereabouts who were previously previously the best of friends, are now enemies. enemies. Mrs. \yithe~rspo6n will remove *from here at once to the adjoining village Bellport. -...;'•