Universalists in “Who’s Who in America” (1899), part 2

Some of the still-known Universalist luminaries of the age; others — like the then-young Charles H. Vail — bear some review. And hope someone will make something of Marion Daniel Shutter, then the Universalist pastor in Minneapolis, at this year’s General Assembly.

NASH, Charles Ellwood, pres. Lombard Univ. since Dec, 1895; b. Alamuchy, N. J., 1855; academic ed’n; grad. Lombard Univ., 1875, A. M., 1878; Tufts Divinity School, 1878 (S. T. D., 1891). Universalist pastor, Stamford, Conn., 1878-81; Newtonville, Mass., 1881-4; Akron, O., 1884-91; 1st Universalist Ch., Brooklyn, 1891-5. Author: The Saviour of the World; etc. Address: Galesburg, Ill.

PRIEST, Ira Allen, pres. Buchtel Coll. since May, 1897; b. Mechanicsville, Vt., May, 1856; grad. Tufts Coll., Mass., 1884 (A. M., 1897; D. D., 1898); Tufts Coll. Divinity School, B. D., 1887. Worked in Universalist ministry, 1887-97. Address: Akron, O.

PULLMAN, James Minton, Universalist clergyman; b. Portland, Chautauqua Co., N. Y., Aug. 21, 1836; ed. Albion Acad., Orleans Co., N. Y.; grad. St. Lawrence Univ. Divinity School, Canton, N. Y., 1861 (D. D., 1879); m., Jan. 26, 1862, Jennie S. Tracy, Canton, N. Y. Pastor Troy, N. Y., 1861-8; New York, 1868-85; since 1885, First Universalist Ch., Lynn, Mass., largest Universalist parish in U. S. Has written numerous reviews and essays. Was sec. Universalist Gen. Convention, 1870-8; pres. Associated Charities of Lynn since 1886; pres. Deau Acad., Franklin, Mass.; director Mass. Prison Assn.; member Mass. State Bd. of Charities. Address: Lynn, Mass.

SAWYER, Thomas Jefferson, Universalist clergyman-teacher; b. Reading, Vt., Jan. 9, 1804; grad. Middlebury Coll., 1829 (A. M., S. T. D., Harvard, 1850; LL. D., Tufts, 1896); pastor in New York, 1830-45; m., Sept. 21, 1831, Caroline M. Fisher, Newton, Mass. Asso. editor The Christian Messenger, 183145; in charge Clinton, N. Y., Liberal Inst., 1845-52; pastor New York, 1852-61; editor The Christian Ambassador, 1863-6; on opening of Tufts Coll. Divinity School, 1869, became prof, systematic theology; now prof, emeritus. Called the educational convention, 1847, which resulted in founding Tufts Coll.; was active in founding the Canton, N. Y., Theol. Sem.; suggested the Universalist Hist. Soc, 1834, and has ever since been its sec. and librarian. Author: Who is God—the Son or the Father?; Endless Punishment in the Very Words of Its Advocates; etc. Address: Tufts Coll., Mass.

SHUTTER, Marion Daniel, Universalist clergyman; b. New Philadelphia, O., Aug. 4, 1853; grad. Univ. of Wooster, 1876; Baptist Theol. Sem., Chicago, 1881; m., June 30, 1888, Mary E. Wilkinson, at Madison, Wis. Was ordained to Baptist ministry; pastor Olivet Baptist Ch., Minneapolis; changed views and became pastor First Universalist Ch. there. Author: Wit and Humor of the Bible; Justice and Mercy; Child of Nature. Address: 1906 Park Av., Minneapolis, Minn.

SOULE, Caroline Augusta, Universalist minister; b. (White) Albany, N. Y., Sept. 3, 1824; grad. with honors Albany Female Acad., 1841; prin. female dept. Clinton Liberal Inst., 1842; m., Aug. 28, 1843, Rev. Henry B. Soule. Left a widow, with 5 children, Jan. 30, 1852; engaged in literary work, which she has since continued; owned and edited for 11 years The Guiding Star, a Sunday-school paper; ordained to Universalist ministry, 1880; pastor St. Paul’s Universalist Ch., Glasgow, Scotland, 1879-92. Author: Home Life; The Pet of the Settlement; Wine or Water. Address: 71 Seymour St., Crossmyloof, Glasgow, Scotland.

VAIL, Charles H., Universalist clergyman; b. Tully, N. Y., April 28. 1866; ed. common schools; studied music, New York; became music teacher; entered St. Lawrence Univ., Canton, 1889; grad., 1892; studied theology another year; B. D., 1893; m., July 7, 1892, Nina Bedell, Geneva. N. Y. Pastor All Soul’s Ch., Albany, N. Y., 1893-4; since then of First Universalist Ch., Jersey City, N. J. Author: Modern Socialism; Scientific Socialism; also other works. Residence: 61 Harmon St., Jersey City, N. J. Business Address: Care Commonwealth Co., 28 Lafayette Pl., New York.

  1. Dan says:

    Very interesting. Thanks for this, Scott.

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