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Benjamin Wiltshire Meeks

Clergyman

Benjamin Wiltshire Meeks, American clergyman. Member general confs., 1924, 32, 36, 40, 44; member Uniting Conference, 1939; member Book Committee, 1932-1940 and Board of Publication 1940-1948; member of the Board Temperance Prohibition and Public Morals (Executive Committee), 1931-1940; member of the Board of Governors Westminster (Maryland.) Theological Seminary, from 1932.

Background

Meeks, Benjamin Wiltshire was born on April 2, 1879 in Chase, Maryland, United States. Son of William Andrew and Mary Anne (Earl) Meeks.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Johns Hopkins, 1903, graduate student, 1903-1904. Doctor of Divinity, St. Johns College, Annapolis, Maryland., 1923.

Career

Ordained to ministry Methodist Episcopal Church, 1906. Pastor at Epworth Church, Baltimore, 1902-1905, Solomons, 1906-1907, Grace-Hampden Church, Baltimore, 1907-1909, Ryland Church, Washington, District of Columbia, 1909-1912, 1st Church, Martinsburg, West Virginia, 1912-1916, St. Mark’s Church, Baltimore, 1916-1921, Centre St. Church, Cumberland, Maryland., 1921-1925, Grace Church, Roland Park, Baltimore (united with Grace Church, Baltimore, 1928), 1925-1930. Superintendent Washington District, 1930-1936.

Pastor Calvary Church, Frederick, Maryland., 1936-1944. Howard Park Church, Baltimore, 1944-1948.

Membership

Member general confs., 1924, 32, 36, 40, 44. Member Uniting Conference, 1939. Member Book Committee, 1932-1940 and Board of Publication 1940-1948.

Member of the Board Temperance Prohibition and Public Morals (Executive Committee), 1931-1940. Member of the Board of Governors Westminster (Maryland.) Theological Seminary, from 1932.

Connections

Married Lillian Eva Beall, March 15, 1905. Children-Miriam Gertrude (Mistress Paul T. Frisch), Benjamin Wiltshire, Elinor Virginia (deceased).

father:
William Andrew Meeks

mother:
Mary Anne (Earl) Meeks

spouse:
Lillian Eva Beall

child:
Miriam Gertrude Meeks (Mistress Paul T. Frisch)

child:
Benjamin Wiltshire Meeks

child:
Elinor Virginia Meeks (deceased)