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1897, Lulu Wightman, Gas Spring

November 3, 2008

New York Indicator, October 6, 1897


THE first session of the thirty-sixth annual session of the New York Conference of Seventh- day Adventists held at Syracuse, N. Y., was called to order Sept. 5, 1897, at 5 P. M. President A. E. Place occupied the chair. After the roll call, to which twenty-four churches responded by their delegates, prayer was offered by Elder F. Wheeler. On motion of Brother C. Gilbert the reading of the minutes was waived till the next meeting. A call was then made by the President for new churches, and in response there were five presented as follows :—

… Fifth, The church at Gas Springs was presented by Elder Place, and a brief review of its rise and progress given to the assembly. This company was raised up largely through the efforts of Sister Lulu Wightman and her husband, and is a strong body. The church was organized by Elder Raymond. Brother Gilbert made a motion that we receive this company into the fold of the Conference, and the motion was supported by the action of the Conference.

1897, Lulu Wightman, Wallace

November 3, 2008

New York Indicator, July 28, 1897


ON Wednesday, May 19, we came to Wallace, Steuben Co., a village of three hundred inhabitants, and began an effort in the Wallace Union church. A great interest was manifested from the beginning. God has blessed the work here. The result is, fifteen noble souls have taken a decided stand for the truth that makes us free from the worst of all bondages—sin; and a Sabbath-school of twenty-two members has been organized.

We were challenged for a debate on the Sabbath question by an Antinomian minister. We sent for Elder Place, who arrived on the 6th inst., accompanied by Elder Raymond, and the debate began the same evening, and continued five nights, the no-law man affirming “that the Bible teaches that the Seventh-day Sabbath has been abrogated,” and Elder Place taking the negative side of the question. Crowds were in attendance, some coming as far as eight miles. The excitement was intense, and God be praised. We were given the victory, and the truth prevailed. Our opponent failed signally in his effort to show that the law of ten commandments had been abolished, while our brother summed up the matter in a masterly manner.

The “affirmatives ” were not willing to have an expression taken at the close of the debate ; but after a careful canvass I am certain had an expression been taken, we should have had over three fourths, or, perhaps, even four fifths of those present on the right side, viz., that those ten precepts are still binding upon Christians. Elders Place and Raymond have since delivered five sermons to large and appreciative audiences, and the prospects are yet good. One more soul has been added since the debate. The spirit exhibited on the affirmative side helped her to decide for the right.

Brother Place leaves to-morrow morning for Gas Springs, where a young company of sixteen members are flourishing. The brethren here are loth to part with him so soon, but hope to meet with him often again, if not here, then in that new and beautiful land of Canaan just beyond, where the saints may rest from their labors. Pray for the continuance of the good work here, and for the blessings of Christ to rest upon this new company.


July 15.

1897, Lulu Wightman, Woodhull

November 3, 2008

New York Indicator, May 19, 1897


DEAR INDICATOR: I thought I must write and have it known how a few lone Sabbath-keepers here have had their hearts cheered of late, for as the result of a series of meetings held here by Sister Lulu Wightman and her husband, seven persons have accepted the third angel’s message. A Sabbath-school of seven adult members has been organized with Brother D. I. Calkins as superintendent, and we feel to thank God and take courage.

Your sister in Christ,


Lulu Wightman

November 1, 2008

1904, SDA Yearbook

New York Conference of the Atlantic Union.

J.S. and Lulu Wightman of Conewango Valley both listed as Licentiates.

1905, same, of Lakeville, N.Y.

1906, J.S. listed as a Minister; Lulu still as a Licentiate. Home: Hemlock, Livingston County

1907, same as 1906, of 317 West Bloomfield St., Rome, N.Y.

1909, same as 1906, of Central Union Conference, Nebraska


1910, SDA Yearbook

Central Union Conference

J.S. Wightman, Minister
Mrs. Lulu Wightman, Licentiate

Address on page 211, 803 Cleveland Ave., Kansas City, Mo.

Errata, page 233

“Pages 31 and 211: Omit the name of Mrs. Lulu Wightman. ”


The Menace of Prohibition (1916)
by Lulu Wightman
Paperback: 36 pages
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing (February 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 054884772X
ISBN-13: 978-0548847725


The September 26, 1917 Atlantic Union Gleaner’s obituary for Helen M. Robard Cook mentions Lulu Wightman:

“She was converted under the preaching of Sister Lulu Wightman, and became a charter member of the Seventh-day Adventist church in Wallace, N. Y., in July, 1898….”


Kit Carson Russell, on his way back from General Conference visited with his sister and her family:


ON the morning of April 14 we left San Francisco for our return trip east on the Southern Pacific via Los Angeles, Loma Linda, and Salt Lake City. From San Francisco to Los Angeles we took the Pacific Coast line.

We spent the fifteenth in visiting with my sister, Mrs. Lulu Wightman, and her daughter, Miss Ruth. Her husband, John S. Wightman, is seriously ill with tuberculosis…”

1918, In the March 6 Atlantic Union Gleaner obituary for her brother Claude Russell, her address is Los Angeles, California.

1920, January 29. In the RH obituary for her brother Kit Carson Russell her address is Los Angeles, California. ALUG 04-24-1918


August 15, 1928 Atlantic Union Gleaner

EDMTSTER—Sister Leonora Edmister died at Burt, N. Y., July 20, 1928, aged 51. She accepted of the truth from Miss Lulu Wightman and has lived a consistent Christian life. She leaves her husband, five sons, and three daughters. We hope to again meet her where no farewell tear is shed.

H. W. Carr.


Books by Lulu Wightman

1. The menace of prohibition 1. The menace of prohibition
by Lulu Wightman
Language: English
Publisher: Los Angeles, Cal. : L. Wightman : Los Angeles Print. Co., ©1916.
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2. A great declaration 2. A great declaration
by Lulu Wightman
Language: English
Publisher: [United States : s.n., 1913?]

3. Great questions of the hour 3. Great questions of the hour
by Lulu Wightman
Language: English
Publisher: Reno, Nev. : Mrs. L. Wightman, [1914?]


Price 25 Cents


Book about Lulu Wightman

by Josephine Benton
Chapter 3, Minister to Legislatures: Lulu Wightman
Licensed minister 1897 to 1907, 1909 to 1910
Ordained minister in 1908