May 15, 1875 - August 20, 1951
|Robert H. Bamburg was born May 15, 1875, in Wood County, Texas. His years as a boy and young man were spent on his parent’s farm. He was married on December 29, 1895, to Celia Lindsay of Coushatta, Louisiana. Mrs. Bamburg was laid to rest February 22, 1936. He is survived by five children: Mrs. Reuben Frank, Belle Plaine, Minn.; Mrs. Kennard Pepper of Logansport, La.; Mrs. Paul Burton of Oil City, La.; Herman Bamburg and Schule Bamburg of Houston, Texas.
Rev. Bamburg served thirty-five years as an active itinerant preacher, He joined the Louisiana Conference in the early 1900’s. In 1917, he transferred to the Arkansas Conference. In 1921, he transferred to California and to Oregon in 1922. He came back to the Louisiana Conference in 1924, where he remained for the rest of his active ministry.
He was inactive during his last years because of poor health, but he did take supply work. In June 1949, he moved to Belle Plaine, Minn., to live with his daughter, Mrs. Reuben Frank, and there he remained until his death. August 20, 1951. His last few weeks were spent in a Rest Home in Lester Prairie, Minn. There he died of a heart attack.
He served the following charges in the Louisiana Conference: Mangham, Oak Grove, Trout-Good Pine, Clinton, and Oil City.
Brother Bamburg was beloved by the people to whom he ministered. His ministry was a blessing to so many. He was always interested in the welfare of his own people and served them with the best that he had. He was a “good soldier of the cross” and “was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision.”
|Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Church, Pages 158-159, 1952 by Jack Cooke|