On 04/14/06 07:30 pm radioboy1950 wrote:
> So this isn't about ham radio. The other night, I went to Goodwill as
> is my habit, looking for interesting records. Found one with local
> talent on it. It is an Audiodisc brand "home made" recording. It is
> Dr. Marion De Velder, narrating (reading)a western story, "The Luck of
> Roaring Camp" written by Bret Harte. Recorded at the Holland Civic
> Center, December 13, 1956. Ranks up there with the 3 disc set of a
> wedding from about 40 or more years ago. Now, I wonder how this record
> of Dr. De Velder got in the records at Goodwill. From what I remember
> of him, he had a weekly column in the Holland Sentinel. Now, here's
> where my local history stinks. Was he a local pastor, or a prof at
> Hope or Western Seminary? You old timers will know this.
From the "Necrology Report" in the Minutes of the 2005 General Synod of
the Reformed Church in America:
"Marion de Velder
Marion de Velder was born on January 28, 1912, at Boyden, Iowa. He
studied at Central College, from which he graduated in 1934. His
theological education was received at New Brunswick Theological
Seminary, from which he graduated in 1937. He was awarded honorary D.D.
degrees from Central College in 1949 and Hope College in 1977.
Mr. de Velder was licensed by the Classis of New Brunswick in 1937 and
ordained by the Classis of Philadelphia the same year. He pastored the
following congregations: North and Southampton, Churchville,
Pennsylvania, from 1937 to 1939; Hope, Holland, Michigan, from 1939 to
1951 and 1952 to 1959; and Central, Grand Rapids, Michigan, from 1959 to
1961. He was associate pastor at First, Albany, New York, from 1951 to
1952. Mr. de Velder served as the stated clerk of the General Synod from
1961 to 1968 and as the general secretary of the RCA from 1968 to his
retirement in 1977. He was also elected president of the General Synod
Mr. de Velder died on September 2, 2004. He was ninety-two years old."