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Clergyman

Alfred Grant Walton, American clergyman.

Background

Walton, Alfred Grant was born on October 17, 1887 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. Son of David and Margaret (Thomson) Walton.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Oberlin College, 1911, Doctor of Divinity, 1927. Bachelor of Divinity, Oberlin Theological Seminary, 1914. A.M., Columbia, 1913.

Doctor of Laws, American International College, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1935. Doctor of Humane Letters, Kalamazoo College, 1941.

Career

Ordained to ministry Congressional Church, 1914. Assistant pastor Pilgrim Church, St. Louis, 1914-1917. Pastor first congressional church Stamford, Connecticut, 1917-1931, Hope Congressional Church, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1931-1934, Tompkins Avenue Congressional Church, Brooklyn, 1934-1942, Flatbush-Tompkins Congressional Church, Brooklyn, 1942-1970. Radio preacher: Federal Council Churches Christ in American Syndicated prayers National Council Churches United States, 1958-1970.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Stamford Historical Sketches, 1922. This I Can Believe, 1935. For Mind and Heart, 1937.Highways to Happiness, 1939. Life Is What You Make It, 1942. Living Waters, 1946. Songs for the Seasons, 1947. The Radiant Way, 1948. Walking with God, 1948. Lyrics for Living, 1963, also brochures and religious articles.

Membership

Served as captain American Red Cross Bureau Personnel, Paris, 1918-1919. Member Board Public Welfare, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1934. Member Executive Committee Brooklyn Federation Churches, 1935-1970.

Member of New York State Committee Cemeteries, 1960-1963. Mason (grand chaplain Grand Lodge New York 1965-1970. Clubs: Rotary, Brooklyn, Clerical, Quill, Apollo (director).

Connections

Married Mary I. Ingell, January 1, 1916. Children: Carolyn Margaret (Mistress John Thayer Taintor), Gloria Louise (Mistress Burton Knust), Alfred Grant.

father:
David Walton

mother:
Margaret (Thomson) Walton

spouse:
Mary I. Ingell

child:
Carolyn Margaret Walton (Mistress John Thayer Taintor)

child:
Gloria Louise Walton (Mistress Burton Knust)

child:
Alfred Grant Walton