My Father, Elmer Burkett Naylor Jr. was born in Lakewood, Ocean County, New Jersey, USA, on June 28, 1916, the 3rd child and 2nd son. His father was Elmer Burkett Naylor Sr., the one and only child of John William Naylor and Mary Delilah Fauss, English/German’s. And his mother was Elizabeth Belle Lawler, the 7th child and 3rd daughter of William H. Lawler and Elizabeth E. Robertson, Irish/Scottish.
My Mother, Edith Mary Curran Hughes was born in Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA on September 14, 1918, the oldest of 2 daughters born to Ralph William Hughes, the Oldest son of William Elias Hughes and Mary Curran Wood Welsh/English and Hazel Adah Yeaton the 2nd child of 3 and oldest daughter of 2 to Willis Sumner Yeaton the 2nd of 3 sons born to Joseph Howard Yeaton and Sarah Jane Dow. And Adah Juliette Marble the daughter of Franklin Hoyt Marble and Juliaette Adah Lackey. English/Scottish/Irish and Ulster Scots-Irish.
All Families were 1st Settlers to New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
My parents met while attending the Bible Institute of Pennsylvania, in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Here is a snippet from their Wiki page:
On July 8, 1913, W. W. Rugh founded the “Bible Institute of Philadelphia” as an extension of the National Bible Institute of New York. After teaching public school in his earlier days, Rugh spent several years walking a circuit to teach Bible classes throughout eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This led him to establish an institution where the Scriptures could be taught on a daily basis.
Around the same time, C. I. Scofield and William L. Pettingill, leading Bible teachers of their day, were holding a large conference in the Philadelphia area. Encouraged by numerous requests to establish a permanent school to continue teaching, the two men co-founded”Philadelphia School of the Bible” on October 1, 1914. Scofield, known internationally for his Bible teaching and his work on the Scofield Reference Bible, became the first president of PSOB and Pettingill was the first dean.
On October 8, 1921, Rugh’s school became independent of the New York school and changed its name to Bible Institute of Pennsylvania (BIOPA).
Both BIOPA and PSOB focused on training lay people in the Scriptures for service in the church and their communities. No degrees were conferred.
Elmer studied to be a Minister and Edith studied to be a Missionary. After graduation, they fostered their 1st Church, The Oaklihurst Chapel at 316 Durham Rd, Penndel, PA 19047, which is now known as The Calvary Community Church. It is located at the junction of Durham Road, Madison and Woodland Avenues. (215) 764-6345 Penndel is part of Langhorne, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA.
They were married on January 22, 1945 at 254 South Cedar Street at the home of her parents, Ralph and Hazel Hughes. Edith’s sister Ethel Adah Hughes Giliberty was her maid of honor and Mr. Richard [*] was best man.
After the wedding ceremony, They moved to Bristol, Bucks, Pennsylvania, USA, and the started their life-long commitment to Their Lord God, Jesus Christ Their Savior and embracing The Holy Spirit and spreading the Word of the Christian Holy Bible.