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Clergyman

George Laughton, British clergyman. Mason.; Rotarian.

Background

Laughton, George was born on June 12, 1875 in Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire, England. Son of John and Susanna (Brearley) Laughton.

Education

Early education in England. Doctor of Divinity, Manitoba College, Winnipeg, Canada, 1926.

Career

Field (wife of Review John W. Claxton). Came to the United States, 1897, naturalized, 1915. Ordained Congleton ministry, 1902.

Held pastorates in New York, Michigan and San Francisco, California. Pastor First Foreign Church, Hilo, Hawaii, 1913-1917, First Church, Riverside, California, 1917-1920, Central Church, Winnipeg, 1920-1926, Montreal, 1926-1929, First Church, Toledo, O., since 1929. Chaplain 2d Regiment National Guard, Hawaii, 1917.

Special speaker at military camps on Pacific Coast, 1917-1918. British interchange preacher and speaker, 1934. President of Toledo Council of Churches, 1938.

Wrote pamphlets: The Challenge of Jesus, The Ministry of the Master.

Membership

Mason.; Rotarian.

Connections

Married Amelia Pearl Smith, October 28, 1898.

father:
John Laughton

mother:
Susanna (Brearley) Laughton

spouse:
Amelia Pearl Smith