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Clergyman

Benjamin Severance Winchester, American clergyman.

Background

Winchester, Benjamin Severance was born on February 26, 1868 in Bridport, Vermont, United States. Son of Warren Weaver and Catherine Mary (Severance) Winchester.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Williams, 1889. Bachelor of Divinity, Chicago Theological Seminary, 1895 (fellowship). Student of theology, University of Halle, Germany, 1895-1897. Special student of O.T., University of Chicago, 1905. Doctor of Divinity, Chicago Theological Seminary, 1909.

Career

Instructor and professor natural science, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, 1889-1892. Ordained Congregational ministry, 1897. Pastor Snohomish, Washington, 1897-1900, Hassalo St. Church, Portland, Oregon, 1900-1901.

Associate pastor, New England Church, Chicago, 1901-1903. Pastor Winnetka, Illinois, 1904-1909. Editor and educational secretary Congressional Sunday School, school and Public Society, 1910-1915.

Assistant professor religious education, Yale School of Religion, 1915-1918. Pastor Greenfield Congressional Church, Fairfield, Connecticut, 1918-1925. Actg. secretary commission on Christian education, Federal Council Churches’ of Christ in America, 1917-1920 (executive secretary 1925-1928.

Educational secretary of council 1929-1931). Pastor Gilbert Memorial Congressional Church, Georgetown, Connecticut, 1931-1938. Retired 1938.

Membership

Member Hymn Society of America (editor source material), John Milton Foundation. Lecturer on religious education.

Connections

Married Pearl Adair Gunn, August 31, 1897. Children: Margaret, Katharine (Mistress Edward T. Wakeman), Pauline (Mistress Robert G. Inman), Alice, John Henry.

father:
Warren Weaver Winchester

mother:
Catherine Mary (Severance) Winchester

spouse:
Pearl Adair Gunn

child:
Margaret Winchester

child:
Katharine Winchester (Mistress Edward T. Wakeman)

child:
Pauline Winchester (Mistress Robert G. Inman)

child:
Alice Winchester

child:
John Henry Winchester