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Franklin Elmer Ellsworth Hamilton

bishop , educator

Franklin Elmer Ellsworth Hamilton, American bishop, educator.


Hamilton, Franklin Elmer Ellsworth was born on August 9, 1866 in Pleasant Valley, Ohio, United States. Son of William Charles Patrick and Henrietta Maria (Dean) Hamilton.


Brother of John William Hamilton. Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, 1887. Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Boston University, 1892, Doctor of Philosophy., 1900.

Studied university of Berlin and Paris nearly 3 years.


Professor Greek and Latin, Chattanooga U., 1887, 1888. Ordained Mechanical Engineering ministry, 1892. Organized and built church, E. Boston, Massachusetts, 1892-1895.

Pastor Newtonville, Massachusetts, 1895-1900, First Church, Boston, 1900-1908. Chancellor and trustee American University, Washington, 1908-1916. Elected bishop Mechanical Engineering Church, May 19, 1916.

Made trip around the world to study missions and religions, 1905-1906. Has written on results of observations, and lectures widely before societies and confs., prepared the handbook of bibliography used in the celebration in America of the 200th anniversary of the birth of John Wesley. Wrote: The Cup of Fire.

Lodestar and Compass. President Epworth League of N.E., 1902-1904. Vice president Epworth League of the World.


Married Mary Mackie Pierce, April.

William Charles Patrick Hamilton

Henrietta Maria (Dean) Hamilton

Mary Mackie Pierce