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George W. Hinckley


George W. Hinckley, American humanitarian. Member National Executive Committee Boy Scouts American, 2 years.


Hinckley, George W. was born on July 27, 1853 in Guilford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Walter and Sally Eliza (Lee) Hinckley.


Educated Guilford Institute and Connecticut State Normal School. Honorary Master of Arts, Colby College, 1912, Doctor of Laws, 1939. Doctor of Divinity, Bowdoin College, 1927.


Ordained Baptist ministry, 1880. Pastor, West Hartford, Connecticut, 1880-1882, Windsor, Connecticut, 1882-1884. Missionary American S.S. Union, in Maine, 3 years, and Maine state evangelist, 3 years.

Founder, 1888, and since editor Good Will Record. Founder, 1889, Good Will Homes and School.


  • Author: Story of Good Will Farm, 1892. Good Will Short Talks, 1901. Some Boys I Know, 1902.

    Something Happened, 1903. Story of Dan McDonald, 1904. In Camp with Boys, 1908.

    Some Good Will Boys, 1910. Roughing It with Boys, 1912. Letters from Applehurst, 1923.

    A Long Trip at Home, 1926. Camping In, 1927

  • Ten Nights in a Bungalow, 1928. The Weekadays’ Feast, 1929.

    My Friends the Trees, 1930. A Month of Forestry, 1931. In Sunset Park, 1932.

    At Good Will East, 1933. Reinsophy, 1934

  • As I Remember It, 1935. Fifty Years with the Good Will Record, 1937.

    The Man of Whom I Write.


Member National Executive Committee Boy Scouts American, 2 years.


Married Harriet Elmer Palmer, August 12, 1880. Children: Alice Louise, Walter Palmer, Edward Benjamin, Faith Jayne.

Walter Hinckley

Sally Eliza (Lee) Hinckley

Harriet Elmer Palmer

Alice Louise Hinckley

Walter Palmer Hinckley

Edward Benjamin Hinckley

Faith Jayne Hinckley