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Francis Little Hayes, American clergyman.


Hayes, Francis Little was born on January 5, 1858 in New Hampton, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Benjamin Francis (Doctor of Divinity) and Arcy (Cary) H.


Graduate Nichols Latin School, Lewiston, Maine, 1876. Pupil at Gymnasium of Frankischen Stiftungen, Halle, Germany. Bachelor of Arts, Bates College, Maine, 1880, A.M., 1883.

Bachelor of Divinity, Cobb Division School, Lewiston, Maine, 1855. Doctor of Divinity, Bates, 1902, Washburn College, Kansas, 1902.


Instructor Greek, 1880, professor Greek language and literature, 1881-1883, Hillsdale (Michigan) College. General secretary Young Men’s Christian Association, Lewiston, Maine, 1884. Ordained Free Baptist ministry, 1885.

Pastor 1st Church, Boston, 1885-1890. Elected president Hillsdale College, 1886 (declined). Pastor 1st Church. Minneapolis, 1890-1894.

Pastor Congressional Church, Manitou. Colorado, 1896-1902, 1st Congressional Church, Topeka, Kansas, 1902-1911, California Avenue Church, Chicago, 1911-1914. Western secretary Congressional Board of Ministerial Relief, and Annuity Fund for Congressional Ministers, since 1914.

President Evangelical Alliance Boston and Vicinity, 1889-1890, Western Free Baptist Public Company, 1890-1894. Western Association Free Bapts., 1890-1894. Lecturer on homiletics, Biblical Department, Washburn College, 1909-1910.

Trustee Washburn College, 1902-1911. Director Chicago Theological Seminary, 1905-1911. Corporator American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, 1906-1911.

Chaplain Midwest division Alden Kindred of America, 1912-1921. Regional director in the Midwest of the campaign for the Pilgrim Memorial Fund, 1917-1920. Home: Oak Park, Ill.


Married Cora Walker, June 26, 1884. Children: Cary Walker, Doris Adelaide (deceased), Frank Little, Elinor Guthrie.

Benjamin Francis Hayes

Cora Walker

Cary Walker Hayes

Doris Adelaide Hayes (deceased)

Frank Little Hayes

Elinor Guthrie Hayes