Skip to main content

Aikens, Dale

 Collection — Container: Folder
Identifier: KUMA-02-3854

Scope and Contents

Folder 1. Photograph, black and white, of man in suit and tie, with margin date of March 1957, inscribed on reverse "Dale Aikens, Alma, Ks."


  • Existence: 1908-1970


Biographical or Historical Information

Dale V. Aikens (1) was born May 26, 1908, in Kittanning, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, the son of Bartley V. and Ivy Aikens. He attended school there and at Vandergrift, Pennsylvania. He completed the ministerial course of study at Perkins School of Theology in 1959. He was married to Avanell (2) Kathryn Schaeffer (1914-2001) on January 13, 1934; their four children are Eleanor (Aikens) Langton, Kathryn (Aikens) Anderson, Dale V. Aikens, Jr., and Charles C. Aikens. Rev. Aikens was granted a local preacher's license in 1956; the following year, he became a full-time supply pastor of the Kansas Conferences of the Methodist Church. He was ordained deacon June 15, 1958, and to elder's orders on June 12, 1960. He served the charges Alma-McFarland-Paxico (1956-1957), Wilsey-Delavan (1958-1968), and Hamilton-Virgil (1969). He went on disability leave in 1970 and died on November 13 of that year, at age 62, in Boise, Idaho. He is buried at Wilsey Cemetery, Wilsey, Morris County, Kansas. 1 In the Memoirs for the Kansas East Conference (1971), Rev. Aikens' middle name, and that of his son, is listed as "Vincin." In the birth records quoted on, it is listed as "Vincent." 2 Rev. Aikens' wife Avanell is listed as "Aranell" in the conference memoir.

Note written by Sarah St. John


1.00 folders

Language of Materials



This collection contains a photograph of Dale Aikens, pastor in the Kansas Conference of the Methodist Church.

Other Descriptive Information

Rev. Aikens' memoir can be found in the minutes of the Kansas East Annual Conference, 1971, p. 197.

Sandy Moore, Sarah St. John
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Baker University and Kansas United Methodist Archives Repository

518 8th Street
PO Box 65
Baldwin City KS 66006 US