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Charles Smith Mills

Clergyman

Charles Smith Mills, American clergyman. Member Society Mayflower Descendants, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Delta Phi, S.A.R.

Background

Mills, Charles Smith was born on January 17, 1861 in Brockton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Review Charles Lewis and Rebecca Bartlett (Smith) Mills.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Amherst, 1882, Doctor of Divinity, 1907. Hartford Theological Seminary, 1882-1884, Andover Theological Seminary, 1884-1885, graduate 1885. Doctor of Divinity, Oberlin, 1901.

Career

Ordained Congleton ministry, July 2, 1885. Pastor Springfield, Vermont, 1885-1888, First Church, N. Brookfield, Massachusetts, 1888-1891, Pilgrim Church, Cleveland, O., 1891-1905, Pilgrim Church, St. Louis, 1905-1912, First Church, Montclair, New Jersey, 1912-1920. Trustee Oberlin College, 1896-1917, Hartford Theological Seminary, 1906-1917.

President Congressional Home Missionary Society, 1906-1910. Member Congressional communications of Nineteen on Polity, 1910-1913. Member Congressional Commision on Missions, 1915-1920 and 1928-1934, chairman, 1929-1931.

Chairman Pilgrim Memorial Fund Commission, 1917-1920, general secretary, 1920-1928. Trustee Annuity Fund for Congregational Ministers, 1913-1920 and since 1928, general secretary, 1920-1928, president, 1928-1939. Trustee and president Retirement Fund for Lay Workers (Congregational), 1930-1939.

Director Congressional Board Ministerial Relief, 1913-1920 and 1928-1934, general secretary, 1920-1928, and member administrative committee, 1928-1934. Director Congressional Home Bds., 1928-1934. Member Corporation for National Council of Congressional Churches since 1918, secretary, 1920-1923.

Acting pastor First Church of Christ, Hartford, 1928-1930. President Hartford Federal Churches, 1934-1938.

Membership

Member Society Mayflower Descendants, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Delta Phi, S.A.R. Clubs: Thorndike (Jaffrey, N.H.).

Connections

Married Alice Morris, June 17, 1885 (died May 21, 1937). Children: Margaret Morris (deceased), Charles Morris.

father:
Review Charles Lewis Mills

mother:
Rebecca Bartlett (Smith) Mills

spouse:
Alice Morris

child:
Margaret Morris Mills (deceased)

child:
Charles Morris Mills