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Aaron Sherman Watkins, American clergyman.


Watkins, Aaron Sherman was born on November 29, 1863 in Rushsylvania, Ohio, United States. Son of William White and Rebecca J. (Elliott) Watkins.


Bachelor of Science, Ohio Northern U., Ada, 1886, Master of Science, 1907, Doctor of Humane Letters, 1923. Admitted to bar, after 4 years’ study in law office, 1889. Doctor of Laws, Taylor U., Upland, Indiana, 1902.

Doctor of Divinity, Asbury College, 1930.


Teacher in public schools, 1880-1883, 1890-1893. Entered Mechanical Engineering ministry, 1893, ordained, 1895.

Pastor at Continental, Ottawa, Edgerton, Delta, and N. Baltimore, O., 1893-1905. Professor literature and philosophy, 1905-1909, vice president, 1907-1909, Ohio Northern U. President Asbury College, Wilmore, Kentucky, 1909-1910.

Lecturer, 1910-1915; pastor Van Wert, O., 1915-1916. Columbus Grove, O., 1916-1918. Pastor Germantown, O., and Professor of English, Miami Military Institute, 1918-1920.

Pastor Linwood, Cincinnati, 1920-1923, Winton Place Church, Cincinnati, 1923-1927, Waynesville, O., 1927-1928, Wesley Church, Lima, O., 1928-1932, Cairo, Ohio, 1932-1935. Prohibition candidate for government of Ohio, 1905, 08, 32, for V.P. of the United States, 1908 and 1912, for President of the United States, 1920. Trustee Ohio Northern U., 1914-1919.

Delegate General Conference, 1924. Author: Principles of English Grammar. Home: Rushsylvania, O.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Principles of English Grammar.


Married Emma L. Davis, November 8, 1890. 1 son, Willard Merrill.

William White Watkins

Rebecca J. (Elliott) Watkins

Emma L. Davis