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Fred B. Smith

evangelist

Fred B. Smith, American evangelist.

Background

Smith, Fred B. was born on December 24, 1865 in Lone Tree, Iowa, United States. Son of Robert A. and Endora (Dinwiddie) Smith.

Education

State University of Iowa, 1882-1883. Doctor of Laws, Ursinus College, Pennsylvania. S.T.D., Syracuse University.

Career

Secretary Young Men’s Christian Association, Sioux Falls, 1888-1891. General secretary Young Men’s Christian Association, Dubuque, Iowa, 1891-1896. In evangelistic work, 1896-1898.

Sent by International Committee, Young Men’s Christian Association, to army camp at Chickamauga, 1898, later going to Cuba on mission among the soldiers. Visited various cities, 1899-1901, urging greater emphasis on religious work in Young Men’s Christian Association, a feature being the Jubilee Convention at Boston, June 1901. International secretary Young Men’s Christian Association, 1910.

Originator, 1910, and leader in “The Men and Religion Forward Movement”. Chairman Citizens Committee of 1,000 for Law Enforcement. Chairman American section World Alliance for International Friendship.

Moderator National Council of Congressional Churches of America, and chairman of the executive committee.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Men Wanted, 1911. A Man’s Religion, 1916. Observations in France, 1918.On the Trail of the Peacemaker, 1923. Must We Have War?, 1929.

Connections

Married Minnie A. Colvin, June 2, 1886.; married second, Lillian Eberenz, October 13, 1917. Children: F. Gordon, Martha Lucile Cross, Helen Read, Dorothy Ryan, Richard M.

father:
Robert A. Smith

mother:
Endora (Dinwiddie) Smith

spouse:
Minnie A. Colvin

spouse:
Lillian Eberenz

child:
F. Gordon Smith

child:
Richard M. Smith

child:
Helen Read Smith

child:
Dorothy Ryan Smith

child:
Martha Lucile Cross Smith