Universalists in “Who’s Who in America” (1899), part 1

As you might tell, I’m interested in Universalism in 1899 — and also back to 1897 — when changes in the Universalist General Convention occasioned great optimism in the denomination. Here is the first set of two featured in the first volume of Who’s Who. Worth a scan. More women than I would have bet, and more temperance activity, too.

ADAMS, John Coleman, Universalist clergyman; b. Malden, Mass., Oct. 25, 1849; grad. Tufts Coll., 1870 (B. D.; A. M., for work done; D. D.) Pastorates; Lynn, Chicago, Brooklyn; member Authors’ Club; trustee Tufts Coll. and of Universalist gen. convention. Author: The Leisure of God; Christian Types of Heroism; The Fatherhood of God; Nature Studies in Berkshire. Address: 101 Wilson St., Brooklyn, N. Y.

BOLLES, Edwin Cortlandt microscopist-clergyman; b. Hartford, Conn., Sept. 19, 1836; grad. Trinity Coll., Hartford, 1855; studied theology and became Universalist clergyman; (Ph. D., St. Lawrence Univ., 1860; S. T. D., Tufts Coll., 1881); made a specialty of microscopy and, 1870-73, was prof. of microscopy, St. Lawrence Univ., Canton, N. Y.; lectured on same subject for years at Tufts Coll. Address: Melrose, Mass.

CAPEN, Elmer Hewitt, pres. Tufts Coll. since 1875; b. Stoughton, Mass., April 6, 1838; grad. Tufts, 1860; (D. D., St. Lawrence Univ., 1876); m., 1st, Letitia H. Mussey, New London, Conn.; 2d, Mary L. Edwards, Brookline, Mass. Elected to Mass. legislature, 1859, while still in college; attended Harvard Law School; admitted to bar, 1864; practiced at Stoughton for short time; then studied theology; ordained pastor of Independent Christian Ch., Gloucester, Mass., 1865; pastor First Universalist Ch., Providence, R. I., 1870-5: member Mass. State bd. of education. Address: Tufts College, Mass.

CHAPIN, Augusta J., Universalist minister; b. Lakeville, nr. Rochester, N. Y.; studied in Olivet Coll. and Lombard Univ.; grad. (A. M., Univ. of Mich., 1882; D. D., Lombard Univ., 1893). Preached her first sermon in Portland, Mich., May 1, 1859; has since then been in active ministry; regularly ordained Universalist minister, Dec. 3, 1863. Has held pastorates at Portland, Mich.; Iowa City, Ia.; Lansing, Mich.; Pittsburg, Pa.; Aurora, 111.; Oak Park, 111.; and Mt. Vernon, N. Y.; also writer and public lecturer; extension lecturer in English, Univ. of Chicago; lecturer in literature and art, Lombard Univ.; chairman of Woman’s General Committee in World’s Parliament of Religions, Chicago, 1893. Member Sorosis, New York, and other prominent clubs; pres. Nat. Assn. of Woman Ministers. Address: Mount Vernon, N. Y.

EDDY, Richard, Universalist minister; b. Providence, R. I., June 21, 1828; academic ed’n Clinton, N. Y. (S. T. D., Tufts Coll.); chaplain 60th N. Y. vols., 1861-3; pres. Universalist Hist. Soc. since 1877; editor Universalist Quarterly Review, 1884-91; editor Universalist Register since 1887; Prohibitionist. Author: History of 60th N. Y. State Volunteers; History of Universalism in America, 1636-1886 (2 vols.); Alcohol in History; Alcohol in Society; Universalism in Gloucester, Mass.; History of Universalism, A. D., 120-1890 (in Vol. X, Am. Ch. Hist. series). Was pastor Universalist Ch., Gloucester, Mass.; now at Chatham. Address: Chatham, Mass.

HANAFORD, Phebe Anne, Universalist minister; b. (Coffin) Nantucket, Mass., May 6, 1829; (direct descendant of Benjamin Franklin); m., 1849, Joseph H. Hanaford, a teacher. Taught school; edited Ladies’ Repository and The Myrtle, 1866-8; lecturer on literary and reform topics; ordained, 1868, the first woman minister ordained in New England; held pastorates at Hingham and Waltham, Mass., New Haven, Conn., and Jersey City; member and officer many literary and temperance societies. Author: Life of Abraham Lincoln; Life of George Peabody; Lucretia, the Quakeress; Leonette, or Truth Sought and Found; The Best of Books and Its History; Frank Nelson, the Runaway Boy; The Soldier’s Daughter; Field, Gunboat and Hospital; Women of the Century; The Captive Boy of Tierra del Fuego; Life of Dickens; Heart of Siasconset; From Shore to Shore and Other Poems; etc. Address: 201 W. 88th St., New York.

HOUGHTON, Edward Lovell, Universalist clergyman; b. Lawrence, Kan., Sept. 20, 1858; grad. Harvard, 1879 (A. M., 1880); Andover Theol. Sem., 1883; m., Aug. 16, 1883, May L. Burrill, Medford, Mass. In Universalist ministry since 1884; pastor Universalist Ch., Pawtucket; v.-p. Bethany Home, Providence; v.-p. Associated Charities, Pawtucket. Translator from German of Reuss’ History of the New Testament. Address: 2 Brook St., Pawtucket, R. I.

LEE, John Clarence, pres. of St. Lawrence Univ. since 1896; b. Woodstock, Vt., Oct. 15, 1856. In 1859 his father, John S. Lee, D. D., became first pres. St. Lawrence Univ., where the son graduated, 1876 (A. M., 1879; Ph. D., 1895); also grad. Harvard, 1878, and Canton Theol. School, 1880 (S. T. D., Tufts Coll., 1896); after 4 years in Universalist ministry became prof. English literature Lombard Univ., Galesburg, 111., 1884; v.-p. same, 1892-6; m., Nov. 25, 1889, Helena Crumett, Hyde Park, Mass. Address: Canton, N. Y.

LIVERMORE, Mary Ashton, author-lecturer; b. (Rice) Boston, Dec. 19, 1820; ed. public schools and Charlestown (Mass.) Female Sem.; taught school; m., 1845, to Rev. D. P. Livermore, Universalist minister. Was active in anti-slavery and the Washingtonian temperance movements; went to Chicago, 1857, where her husband became editor and she asso. editor of a Universalist paper; was active in U. S. Sanitary Comm’n during Civil war; was first pres. Ill. Woman’s Suffrage Assn.; editor The Agitator, woman suffrage paper, 1869; merged it into the Woman’s Journal, 1870; was editor of latter 2 years, removing to Boston. Was 10 years pres. Mass. W. C. T. U.; is pres. Mass. Woman’s Suffrage Assn.; member of many societies. Has delivered lectures all over the U. S. and in England and Scotland. Author: The Children’s Army; Thirty Years Too Late; Pen Pictures; What Shall We Do With Our Daughters; My Story of the War; A Mental Transformation; Autobiography; also American Women (with late Frances E. Willard). Address: Melrose, Mass.

MAYO, Amory Dwight, clergyman-educator; b. Warwick, Mass., Jan. 31, 1823; ed. Deerfleld Acad, and Amherst Coll. (A. M., Amherst; LL. D., Berea, Ky., Coll.); taught in common schools of Mass., 1839-44; prof, and lecturer, Meadville, Pa. (Unitarian), Theol. School, 1868-98; minister Universalist Ch., Gloucester, Mass., 1846-54; Independent Christian Ch., Cleveland, O., 1864-6; Division St. Ch., Alley, N. J., 1856-63; Ch. of the Redeemer (Unitarian), Cincinnati, 1863-72; Ch. of the Unity, Springfield, Mass., 1872-80; has since devoted his attention to the cause of ed’n in the South, lecturing in thirty States; chief editorial writer in New England and National Journal of Education, 1880-6. Author: The Moral Argument for Universalism; Graces and Powers of the Christian Life; Biography and Collected Writings of Mrs. S. C. Edgarton Mayo; Symbols of the Capitol, or Civilization in New York; Talks With Teachers; Southern Women in the Recent Educational Movement in the South; History of the American Common School, etc. Address: 25 Beacon St., Boston.

MOORE, Henrietta Greer (Miss), pastor Universalist Ch.; b. Newark, O., Sept. 2, 1844; removed in Infancy to Cincinnati; ed. in schools in Warren Co., O., and by private tutors; became a teacher; later an active worker in the Woman’s Crusade and a lecturer in Interest of temperance and woman suffrage; removed to Springfield, O., 1887; ordained, June, 1891, minister in Universalist church: trustee of Buchtel Coll., Akron, O., appointed 1893; member of Springfield school board, elected, 1895; temporary chairman Ohio Prohibition State convention, 1895. Address: 316 W. Mulberry St., Springfield, O.

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