1865-7, Taught Latin and Greek at Pennington Seminary, Pennington, N.J., with
W. V. Kelley, and D. C. Knowles.
1867-70, Studied theology at Boston, with Dr. Warren, took decree of S. T. B.
1868, Joined New England Conference. Preached two years, while in
Theological School, at North Avenue, Cambridge, now Epworth Church.
1870-73, Pastor at Wilbraham.
1873-83, Missionary to India. Edited Lucknow Witness nearly all the
time. Wrote "Handbook of Methodism," and "History of
Methodism," for the Methodist Church of India. Selected and edited
three volumes of 'Good Stories and Best Poems." Translated and
adapted to India, a Catechism, originally prepared by my uncle, Z. A.
Mudge, which has been extremely useful in various languages, many tens of
thousands of copies sold, translated into Burmese and other tongues.
Since returning to America, have been pastor as follows: 1884-6,
Whitinsville, Mass.; 1887-90, East Pepperell; 1891-3, Clinton; 1894-7, Lowell
Highlands; 1898-1900, Natick; 1891-2, Webster; 1893- . First Church, Jamaica
Wrote and published the following books: "Faber," 1885;
"Memorial of Rev. Z. A. Mudge," 1890; "Pastor's Missionary
Manual," 1891; "Growth of Holiness," 1895; "Best of
Browning," 1898; "Honey from Many Hives," 1899 (The latter has
been inserted in the Epworth League Course for 1900); "China," 1900;
"The Life of Love," 1902; "The Saintly Calling," 1904;
"The S/ S. Missionary Speaker," 1905. Three other books have
been prepared, and are in the hands of various publishers, awaiting issue,
namely: "Fenelon the Saint," "Helps to High Living" (a
volume of sermons), and "The Life Ecstatic." Other volumes are
on the way.
Began to write for the periodical presses, forty years ago, soon after leaving
college, while teaching at Pennington. Have contributed over 17,000
articles, large and small, to nearly forty papers and magazines; total number of
publications, including tracts, pamphlets, parts of books, books edited, and
books assisted, is about seventy-five. For the last nine years have edited
the Missionary Department of the (Southern) Methodist Quarterly Review.
Have been for some years literary editor of Zion's Herald, and have contributed
very extensively to its other editorial columns. Am a constant editorial
contributor to three other of our official church periodicals. Was for a
time in charge of "The Gospel in all Lands;" for a year edited a page
in "The Christian Standard;" for two years furnished the comments on
the S. S. Lessons, for "The Guide to Holiness." Have contributed
in the last ten years over two hundred articles to our various Christian
Advocates, and have had printed in monthly, bimonthly, and quarterly
periodicals, about two hundred and eighty pieces. Filed for fifteen years,
the lectureship on Missions at the School of Theology, of Boston
University. Have been for seventeen years, Secretary of the New England
Conference, and for twenty years Secretary and Treasurer of the Conference
Missionary Society. Also for a number of years Secretary of the Board of
Trustees of Sterling Camp Meeting Association, and one of the Directors of the
Methodist Minister's Relief Association. Was a member of the General
Conference of 1900, one of its Secretaries, and Secretary of its Committee on
1891, D. D. from Wesleyan University.
Married, April 29, 1873, Miss M. W. Wiswell, of New Haven, Conn. As a
wedding tour, visited many countries of Europe on our way to India.
Children: Four, all born in India. The eldest died there; the
youngest gone back to teach there.
Bertha, born Oct. 12, 1874; died April 5, 1877.
Mabel, born Nov. 20, 1875; attended Woman's College, Baltimore, for two
years, when ill health compelled her to leave. At home.
Source: History of Class
of 1865 Wesleyan University, Fortieth Reunion, Middletown
Connecticut, June 27, 1905.