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George W. Hinckley

George W. Hinckley, American humanitarian. Member National Executive Committee Boy Scouts American, 2 years.


  • Hinckley, George W. was born on July 27, 1853 in Guilford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Walter and Sally Eliza (Lee) Hinckley.

  • Education

    • Educated Guilford Institute and Connecticut State Normal School. Honorary Master of Arts, Colby College, 1912, Doctor of Laws, 1939. Doctor of Divinity, Bowdoin College, 1927.


    • Ordained Baptist ministry, 1880. Pastor, West Hartford, Connecticut, 1880-1882, Windsor, Connecticut, 1882-1884. Missionary American S.S. Union, in Maine, 3 years, and Maine state evangelist, 3 years.

      Founder, 1888, and since editor Good Will Record. Founder, 1889, Good Will Homes and School.


    • Author: Story of Good Will Farm, 1892. Good Will Short Talks, 1901. Some Boys I Know, 1902.

      Something Happened, 1903. Story of Dan McDonald, 1904. In Camp with Boys, 1908.

      Some Good Will Boys, 1910. Roughing It with Boys, 1912. Letters from Applehurst, 1923.

      A Long Trip at Home, 1926. Camping In, 1927
    • Ten Nights in a Bungalow, 1928. The Weekadays’ Feast, 1929.

      My Friends the Trees, 1930. A Month of Forestry, 1931. In Sunset Park, 1932.

      At Good Will East, 1933. Reinsophy, 1934
    • As I Remember It, 1935. Fifty Years with the Good Will Record, 1937.

      The Man of Whom I Write.


    Member National Executive Committee Boy Scouts American, 2 years.


    • Married Harriet Elmer Palmer, August 12, 1880. Children: Alice Louise, Walter Palmer, Edward Benjamin, Faith Jayne.
    • father: Walter Hinckley
    • mother: Sally Eliza (Lee) Hinckley
    • spouse: Harriet Elmer Palmer
    • children: Alice Louise Hinckley
    • Walter Palmer Hinckley
    • Edward Benjamin Hinckley
    • Faith Jayne Hinckley
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    Died November 5, 1950
    (aged 97)