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Clergyman

John Roach Straton, American clergyman. member of faculty, Baylor University, 1903-1905.

Background

Straton, John Roach was born on April 6, 1875 in Evansville, Indiana, United States. Son of Henry Dundas Douglas and Julia Rebecca (Carter) Straton.

Education

Student Mercer U., Georgia, 1895-1898. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, 1900-1902. Studied University of Chicago, Boston School of Oratory and Expression.

Doctor of Divinity, Shurtleff College, 1906.

Career

Professor oratory and interpretation of literature, Mercer U., 1899. Ordained Baptist ministry, 1900. Member of faculty, Baylor University, 1903-1905.

Pastor 2d Church, Chicago, 1905-1907, 7th Immanuel Church, Baltimore, Maryland., 1908-1913, 1st Church, Norfolk, Virginia, 1913-1917, Calvary Church, New York, since 1918. Trustee Anti-Saloon League America, Lord’s Day Alliance United States of America Winner of intercollegiate oratorical championship of Georgia and of Southern interstate oratorical championship. Winner of $1,000 prize by Commercial Club of Portland, Oregon, for article on “Portland and the Northwest,” and $500 prize by Anti-Saloon League for best essay on “The Mental, Moral, Physical and Economic Cost of the Liquor Traffic.” Author: The Salvation of Society.

The Menace of Immorality in Church and State, 1920. The Heavenly Home, 1920. The Gardens of Life, 1921.

Church versus Stage, 1921. Our Relapse into Paganism, 1921. Dance of Death, 1922.

The Old Gospel at the Heart of the Metropolis, 1925. The Famous New York Fundamentalist-Modernist Debates, 1925. The Fakes and Fancies of the Evolutionists, 1925.

Lecturer; syndicate writer. Home: New York, New York.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Salvation of Society. The Menace of Immorality in Church and State, 1920. The Heavenly Home, 1920.The Gardens of Life, 1921. Church versus Stage, 1921. Our Relapse into Paganism, 1921.Dance of Death, 1922. The Old Gospel at the Heart of the Metropolis, 1925. The Famous New York Fundamentalist-Modernist Debates, 1925.The Fakes and Fancies of the Evolutionists, 1925. Lecturer

Membership

Member of faculty, Baylor University, 1903-1905.

Connections

Married Georgia Hillyer, November 2, 1903. Children: Hillyer Hawthorne, John Charles, Warren Badenock, Catherine Eager (deceased), George Douglas.

father:
Henry Dundas Douglas Straton

mother:
Julia Rebecca (Carter) Straton

spouse:
Georgia Hillyer

child:
Hillyer Hawthorne Straton

child:
John Charles Straton

child:
Warren Badenock Straton

child:
Catherine Eager Straton (deceased)

child:
George Douglas Straton