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Charles Lincoln Bovard

Clergyman , educator

Charles Lincoln Bovard, American clergyman, educator. member Board Foreign Missions, Methodist Episcopal Church.


Bovard, Charles Lincoln was born on October 10, 1860 in Alpha, Scott Company, Indiana, United States. Son of James and Sarah (Young) Bovard.


Brother of Freeman Daily and George Finley B. Hanover (Indiana) College. Graduate Normal Collegiate Institute, Lexington, Indiana, 1879.

Bachelor of Philosophy, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1882. Doctor of Divinity, Moores Hill College, Indiana, 1908.


Entered S.E. Indiana Conference, 1884. Deacon, 1886, elder, 1888. Pastor, Holman, Indiana, 1884-1886, N. Vernon, Indiana, 1886-1889.

Missionary in Arizona, 1889-1890. Superintendent New Mexico (English) missions, 1889-1896. Pastor, La Porte, Indiana, 1897-1899, St. Paul’s Church, Helena, Montana, 1899-1903, Mount View Church, Butte, Montana, 1903-1906, Oxford, O., 1906-1910, Minot, North Dakota, 1910.

District superintendent Butte District, 1910-1911. President Montana Wesleyan University, Helena, 1911-1916. Later district superintendent, Butte District.

Delegate to General Conference, 1916, Board Home Missions, 1924. Area secretary Methodist Episcopal Church, 1922-1925. Retired, 1926. Trustee Montana Wesleyan University.

Chairman of the executive committee Montana Wesleyan College. Member Board Foreign Missions, Methodist Episcopal Church.


Member Board Foreign Missions, Methodist Episcopal Church.


Married Clamenta Smith, January 30, 1883.

James Bovard

Sarah (Young) Bovard

Clamenta Smith