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Fred Merrifield

Clergyman , educator

Fred Merrifield, American clergyman, educator. member committee of Governor’s Commision on Unemployment and Relief. Dean of Jackson Park Community Center.

Background

Merrifield, Fred was born on January 18, 1874 in Amboy, Illinois, United States. Son of Albert Henry and Lucie D. (Tooker) Merrifield.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Chicago, 1898, Bachelor of Divinity, 1901.

Career

September 6, 1907; children—Fred Marshall, Charles Warren, Margaret Comfort, Dudley Bruce, Marcia Helen. General secretary Young Men’s Christian Association, University of Chicago, 1898-1900. Associate pastor Memorial Baptist Church, Chicago, 1900-1901.

Ordained Baptist ministry, 1901. Pastor Scribner St. Baptist Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1901-1904. Teacher and coach of baseball, Tokyo, Japan, 1904-1907.

Director Baptist Students’ Guild, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1907-1911. Instructor New Testament history and interpretation, 1911-1916, assistant professor, 1916-1933, University of Chicago. Coach of baseball, University of Chicago, 1920-1921.

Minister All Souls Liberal Church, Chicago, 1922-1932. Associate editor World Unity, 1927-1933. President Liberal Ministers’ Association, 1924-1925.

Chairman Social Service Indiana Committee for Political Action, 1931-1934. Member committee of Governor’s Commision on Unemployment and Relief. Dean of Jackson Park Community Center.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Rediscovery of Jesus, 1929. Editor: Modern Religious Verse and Prose, 1925. Associate editor Supplementary Bible, 1927.

Membership

Member committee of Governor’s Commision on Unemployment and Relief. Dean of Jackson Park Community Center.

Connections

Married Anna Holcombe Marshall. Children: Fred Marshall, Charles Warren, Margaret Comfort, Dudley Bruce, Marcia Helen.

father:
Albert Henry Merrifield

mother:
Lucie D. (Tooker) Merrifield

spouse:
Anna Holcombe Marshall.

child:
Fred Marshall Merrifield

child:
Charles Warren Merrifield

child:
Margaret Comfort Merrifield

child:
Dudley Bruce Merrifield

child:
Marcia Helen Merrifield