1865, Employed in the office of the American Agriculturist.
1866-8, Studied in Union Theological Seminary, New York, N.Y.
1868, B.D. from same.
1868-9, Pastor of Congregational Church, Seymour, Conn.
1869-70, Pastor of Congregational Church, Wilton, Iowa.
1871-2, Founded and edited the Western Weekly, Davenport, Iowa.
1873, Resided in Whitehall, N.Y.
1873-4, Pastor of Congregational Church, Huntington, Conn.
1874-9, Pastor of Congregational Church, Bridgeport, Conn.
1880-83, Pastor of Congregational Church, Bradford, Vt.
1884-5, Pastor of Congregational Church, Manchester, Vt.
1885-7, Pastor of Congregational Church, Nebraska City, Nebraska; also
editor of Watchman.
1889-92, Pastor of Congregational Church, Lewis, Iowa.
1893, Pastor of Second Congregational Church, Ottumwa, Iowa.
"Soon after graduation received a call to the pastorate of the
Congregational Church, Seymour, Conn., but having decided to devote myself to
Home Missionary work, have served Home Missionary charges throughout my entire
ministry, save when I have felt compelled, for physical or pecuniary reasons, to
seek older and self-supporting churches. Have had pastoral care of
Missionary churches in the following fields: Wilton, Iowa; Bridgeport,
Conn.; Nebraska City, Neb.; Bear Grove, Iowa; Ottumwa, Iowa; Cass Lake,
Brainerd, Backus, Turtle River, Lake Itasca, and Solway, Minnesota; Manvill,
Fairdole, and Nekorma, North Dakota. Also served Congregational
self-supporting churches as follows: Seymour, Conn.; Huntington, Conn.;
Bradford, Vt.; Manchester, Vt.; Lewis, Iowa.
"1895-6, Engaged mostly in editorial work; also during that time was a
candidate for Congress in the Sixth Iowa District, standing in the canvass for
economic measures, then regarded as advanced, now abreast of present
legislation. Have since confined myself to preaching a practical gospel,
deeming that the fundamental force in achieving all needed reforms. Am
often urged to take older and larger churches, but have felt the fascination of
the new work; growing out of urgent need and the greatness of results achieved.*
"Married, in 1868, Miss Rhoda Kendall, of Seymour, Conn.
"Children: Eight; three have died, five are living - four
daughters and one son, three of whom are married and have children.
"Address: Grand Forks, North Dakota.
"*At the present time have oversight of the work in five fields on new
lines of railway, centering in Grand Forks, North Dakota."
Source: History of Class
of 1865 Wesleyan University, Fortieth Reunion, Middletown
Connecticut, June 27, 1905.