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Clergyman

Francis William Dellwas a British clergyman.

Background

Dell, Francis William was born on June 18, 1877 in Charlbury, England. Son of Francis and Sarah (Lamb) Dell.

Education

Preparatory education, Friends Academy, Saffron Walden, England. Student Leeds U., Yorkshire, England, 1894-1896. Bachelor of Divinity, Hartford (Connecticut) Theological Seminary, 1917.

Doctor of Divinity, Whittier (California) College, 1929.

Career

Came to the United States, 1908, naturalized, 1915. Teacher, Friends Academy, Waterford, Ireland, 1898-1902. Mission worker, Leeds, England, 1902-1904.

Pastor Friends Church, Ontario, Canada, 1904-1908, Central City, Nebraska, 1908-1910. Superintendent Nebraska Yearly Meeting, 1910-1914. Pastor 1st Presbyterian Church, Thompsonville, Connecticut, 1917-1919, 1st Friends Church, Whittier, 1919-1924, 1st Friends Church, Long Beach, California, 1924-1926.

Superintendent California Yearly Meeting, 1927-1936. Pastor College Avenue Friends Church, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1936-1937. Lecturer and evangelist 1937-1939.

Pastor 1st Friends Church, Huntington Park, California, 1939-1944, now retired. Conducted religious services in Ireland, May-November, 1938. Author of “What It Means to be a, Christian” and “Personality, What It Is and How to Realize It,” courses in Bible study illustrated by lantern slides and films, “Making America Safe for Boys and Girls” (religious motion picture), “Fishers of Men,” “Broken Vessels.” Editor 6 Studies in Alcohol Education.

Also Great Hymns of the Church (illustrated), 1940. Hymn Series for Youth (illustrated), 1943. Seven Illustrated Studies in the Ten Commandments, 1945.

Contributor to American Friend, Pacific Friend. Home: 109 Grande Vista Place, Whittier, Calif.

Connections

Married M. E. Adaline Johnson, December 27, 1905 (died October 8, 1931).; married second, Rebecca H. Collins, November 8, 1932. Children: Sarah Catherine, Francis Johnston, Loreen Elaine, Olive Eleanor, Margaret (deceased), Norma Nina, John William.

father:
Francis Dell

mother:
Sarah (Lamb) Dell

spouse:
M. E. Adaline Johnson

spouse:
Rebecca H. Collins

child:
Sarah Catherine Dell

child:
Francis Johnston Dell

child:
Loreen Elaine Dell

child:
Olive Eleanor Dell

child:
Margaret Dell (deceased)

child:
Norma Nina Dell

child:
John William Dell