Holyoke, Edward was born on October 7, 1858 in Galesburg, Illinois, United States. Son of Samuel Greenleaf and Amanda Lovisa (Hoag) Holyoke.
Bachelor of Arts, Knox College, 1881, Doctor of Divinity, 1931. A.M., Colgate, 1884, Doctor of Divinity, 1904. Post-graduate work Brown U., 1890-1893, Doctor of Divinity, 1918.
Acting pastor, Bainbridge, New York, 1883-1884. Ordained Baptist ministry, 1884. Pastor 1st Church, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1884-1887, Calvary Church, Providence, 1887-1931, emeritus.
Pastor of First Church, Elmira, New York, 1932-1934. President Rhode Island Christian Endeavor Union, 1889-1890, Rhode Island Baptist Education Society, 1895-1897, Rhode Island Federation of Churches, 1910-1912, Rhode Island Permanent Council. Vice president Baptist State Convention.
President Rhode Island Anti-Saloon League. Lecturer at Colgate and Newton theological seminars Home: Providence, R.I.