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Clergyman , educator

Philip Melancthon Watters, American clergyman, educator. Mason.


Watters, Philip Melancthon was born on September 3, 1860 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Son of Philip and Eliza J. (Simonson) Watters.


Bachelor of Arts, Amherst, 1882 (Phi Beta Kappa). Bachelor of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, 1885. Doctor of Divinity, Wesleyan University, Connecticut, 1900.


Ordained Mechanical Engineering ministry, 1887. Pastor Central Valley, New York, 1885-1887, Warwick, 1888-1889, Dobb’s Ferry, 1890-1894, Washington St. Church, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1895-1896, Grace Church, New York City, 1897-1900, St. James Church, Kingston, 1901-1904. Superintendent New York District, 1905-1910.

Pastor Washington Square Church, New York City, 1911-1913. President Gammon Theological Seminary, Atlanta, Georgia., 1914-1926 (retired).


  • Other Work

    • Author: Peter Cartwright, 1910.




Married Hyla Ada Stowell, September 3, 1885. Children: Florence Ada, Philip Sidney, Hyla Stowell.