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Edward Weeks Cross

Clergyman

Edward Weeks Cross, American clergyman.

Background

Cross, Edward Weeks was born on February 12, 1885 in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, United States. Son of Rowland Stevenson and Mary Elizabeth (Weeks) Cross.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Carleton College, 1907. Union Theological Seminary, 1909-1910. Bachelor of Divinity, Oberlin College, 1911.

D D., Grinnell (Iowa) College, 1923.

Career

Ordained Congleton ministry, 1911. Pastor Livingston, Montana, 1911-1915, First Church, Grinnell, 1915-1925. Young Men’s Christian Association secretary and chaplain United States of America, 1st Division, in France, September 1917-February 1919 (cited for bravery).

Pastor Union Congressional Church, Richmond Hill, New York, 1925-1937, First Church of Christ (Congressional), Springfield, Massachusetts, since 1927. Chairman Commision on Evangelism and Devotional Life of Congressional Churches, 1929-1934. President Home Board of Missions of Congressional and Christian Churches Home: Springfield, Mass.

Connections

Married Bessie Louise Dougherty, October 19, 1915. Children: Elizabeth, Robert Dougherty, Rowland Edward.

father:
Rowland Stevenson Cross

mother:
Mary Elizabeth (Weeks) Cross

spouse:
Bessie Louise Dougherty

child:
Elizabeth Cross

child:
Robert Dougherty Cross

child:
Rowland Edward Cross