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Polemus Hamilton Swift

Clergyman

Polemus Hamilton Swift, American clergyman.

Background

Swift, Polemus Hamilton was born on October 24, 1853 in Palmyra, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Nathaniel and Lydia (Hamilton) Swift.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Northwestern University, 1881, Doctor of Divinity, 1896. Graduate Garrett Biblical Institute, 1883. A.M., Doctor of Philosophy., Syracuse University, 1888.

Career

Ordained Mechanical Engineering ministry, 1882. Pastor Centenary Church, Chicago, 1883-1884, Court St. Church, Rockford, Illinois, 1885-1890, Oakland (Chicago), 1890-1895, Englewood (Chicago), 1895-1900, Wesley (Chicago), 1900-1904, Austin (Chicago), 1904-1909, Madison Avenue Church, Baltimore, April 1909-1915, River Forest, Illinois, 1915-1918. District superintendent Chicago Southern District, 1918-1923.

Chairman finance committee Rock River Conference Commission, 1923-1925. Trustee Garrett Biblical Institute, 1899-1905. Delegate General Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1896, 1900, 04, 08, 20.

Delegate Ecumenical Conference, London, 1901. Author: Star in the West, 1898. Magnetism of the Cross, 1904.

Gospel Cheer Messages, 1908.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Star in the West, 1898. Magnetism of the Cross, 1904. Gospel Cheer Messages, 1908.

Connections

Married Olive Lois Boynton, November 20, 1883. Children: Marian Ella (deceased), George Hamilton (deceased), Mildred Eloise (Mistress Richard H. Manny), Rosamond Boynton (deceased).

father:
Nathaniel Swift

mother:
Lydia (Hamilton) Swift

spouse:
Olive Lois Boynton

child:
Marian Ella Swift (deceased)

child:
George Hamilton Swift (deceased)

child:
Mildred Eloise Swift (Mistress Richard H. Manny)

child:
Rosamond Boynton Swift (deceased)