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Ezra Butler Newcomb

Clergyman

Ezra Butler Newcomb, American clergyman. member Permanent Judicial Commission; member Advisory Council on Church Extension, 1908-1912; member field council Synod of California, 1924-1927. Director McCormick Theological Seminary, 1892-1922; Member Society Mayflower Descendants, S.A.R. (chaplain Iowa State Society 1899, 1909, president 1912).

Background

Newcomb, Ezra Butler was born on December 18, 1852 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Horatio Cooley and Eliza (Pabody) Newcomb.

Education

University of Minnesota, 1871-1873. Newspaper work, Indianapolis, 1874-1876. Studied law, 1876-1879.

Practiced Indianapolis and Minneapolis, 1879-1883. Student McCormick Theological Seminary, 1883-1886. Doctor of Divinity, Parsons, 1897.

Career

Church United States of America, 1886. Pastor First Church, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 1886-1889, 1st Church, LaPorte, Indiana, 1889-1896, Westminster Church, Keokuk, Iowa, 1896-1922, Lindsay, California, 1922-1930. Commissioner General Assembly of Presbyterian Church, United States of America, various times.

Delegate Pan-Presbyterian Council, New York, 1909, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1913. Member Permanent Judicial Commission.

Membership

Member Permanent Judicial Commission. Member Advisory Council on Church Extension, 1908-1912. Member field council Synod of California, 1924-1927.

Director McCormick Theological Seminary, 1892-1922. Member Society Mayflower Descendants, S.A.R. (chaplain Iowa State Society 1899, 1909, president 1912).

Connections

Married Minnie A. Beardsley, May 31, 1876. Children: Philip B. (deceased), Horatio M. (deceased), Theodore A. Ordained ministry Presbyterian.

father:
Horatio Cooley Newcomb

mother:
Eliza (Pabody) Newcomb

spouse:
Minnie A. Beardsley

child:
Horatio M. Newcomb (deceased)

child:
Theodore A. Ordained ministry Presbyn Newcomb

child:
Philip B. Newcomb (deceased)