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Clergyman

Joel Halbert Gambrell, American clergyman. Mason.

Background

Gambrell, Joel Halbert was born on May 7, 1855 in Tippah Company, Mississippi, United States. Son of Joel Bruton and Jane (Williams) Gambrell.

Education

Public schools private tutors. Liberal arts and law course, University of Mississippi, 1872-1876. Ancient langs., Mississippi College, Clinton, 1879-1880 (Doctor of Divinity, 1905).

Career

Ministry, 1879; teacher, Granada, Mississippi, 1877-1878. State prohibition organizer of Mississippi, 1880-1890. Editor Sword and Shield, Clinton and Jackson, Miss, 1881-1885.

Ordained ministry, 1890. Pastor Lincoln Company, Mississippi, 1890-1894. First Church, Greensboro, Georgia, 1894-1898, First Church, Tyler, Texas, 1898-1904.

Editor Baptist Standard, Dallas Texas, 1904-1908. Associate superintendent Anti-Saloon League of Texas, 1908. Pastor First Church, Marlin, Texas, 1908-1910.

Founder and editor Christian Patriot, 1909-1910. Superintendent Anti-Saloon League of Texas, 1910-1915. Associate editor The Californian, 1915-1916.

General missionary, Baptist General Convention of Texas, since 1916. Trustee Rusk (Texas) College, 1898-1904, Baylor College for Women, about 8 years.

Membership

Mason.

Connections

Married Victoria Pickens, December 23, 1883.

father:
Joel Bruton Gambrell

mother:
Jane (Williams) Gambrell

spouse:
Victoria Pickens