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Clergyman

Horace Westwood, British clergyman.

Background

Westwood, Horace was born on August 17, 1884 in Wakefield, England. Son of Review John and Emma (Ogden) Westwood.

Education

Educational public schools, Grimsby, England. Student Garrett Biblical Institute, Evanston, Illinois, 1908-1909, Meadville Theological School, 1909, Division School, University of Chicago, 1909-1910. Doctor of Divinity, Lombard College, 1914.

Career

Preacher, Primitive Methodist Church, at 16. In charge church at Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada, 1904.

At Ewen, Michigan, 1905, Saulte Ste. Marie, Michigan, 1906, 07. Received special ordination by Bishop McCabe of Methodist Episcopal Church, 1906.

Joined Unitarian Church, 1910. Pastor First Church, Youngstown, O., 1910-1912, All Souls’ Church, Winnipeg, Canada, 1912-1919. Secretary Canadian Unitarian Association, 1913-1919, First Church, Toledo, O., 1919-1927.

Ministerial delegate Trades and Labor Council, Winnipeg, 1913-1918. Member Social Welfare Council of Manitoba, 1914-1919. Member Canadian Invalided Soldiers Commission Vocational Advisory Committee, Winnipeg, 1917-1919.

Mission preacher Unitarian Laymen’s League, 1927-1933. Founder and brother director of The Mission Brotherhood, first liberal preaching order in modern religion. Minister-at-large Universalist Church.

Chairman General Conference Committee American Unitarian Association, 1925-1927. Minister 1st Church, Berkeley, California, 1934-1945. Minister Unitarian Church, Charleston, South Carolina., 1945-1949.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: This Do and Live, 1938. Seven Ways of Life. Prophets of Darkness and Apostles of Light. Legends from Genesis, The World of Today, 1948.So You Never Pray, 1948. There is a Psychic World, 1949. Also numerous pamphlets on modern interpretation of religion.Contributor “Saturday Sermons” to Toledo Blade, 1919-1927.

Membership

Member Social Welfare Council of Manitoba, 1914-1919. Member Canadian Invalided Soldiers Commission Vocational Advisory Committee, Winnipeg, 1917-1919. Mission preacher Unitarian Laymen’s League, 1927-1933.

Member faculty Vice-President of trustees Pacific Unitarian School for the Ministry, acting dean, 1943 (now Starr King School for the Ministry). Regional vice president American Unitarian Association, 1944-1946. Member American Academy Political and Social Science.

Mason (32°).

Connections

Married Florence Wright, 1905 (died 1919).; married second, Elizabeth A. Farrow, August 1920. Children: Lucy Emma (Mistress Leonard C. Gifford), Florence Ashby (Mistress T. P. Scott), Horace Frederick. 1 son, Arnold Farrow.

father:
Review John Westwood

mother:
Emma (Ogden) Westwood

spouse:
Florence Wright

spouse:
Elizabeth A. Farrow

child:
Lucy Emma Westwood (Mistress Leonard C. Gifford)

child:
Florence Ashby Westwood (Mistress T. P. Scott)

child:
Horace Frederick Westwood