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Clergyman

Robert Echols, American clergyman.

Background

Echols, Robert was born on February 5, 1874 in Selma, Alabama, United States. Son of William Walter and Rebecca Louise (Harris) Echols.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Birmingham-Southern College, 1902. Doctor of Divinity, 1921.

Career

Ordained ministry at Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1902. Pastor Blocton, Alabama, 1903-1904, Millport, 1905, Coleanor-Piper, 1906, Attalla, 1907-1909. Presiding elder, Haleyville District, 1910-1913.

Pastor of Walker Memorial Church, Birmingham. Alabama, 1914, Eleventh Avenue Church, Birmingham, 1915, Woodlawn Church, Birmingham, 1916-1918. Presiding elder Birmingham District, 1919-1922.

Pastor of Woodlawn Church, Birmingham, 1923-1925, First Church, Florence, 1926-1927. First Church, Tuscaloosa, 1928-1929, First Church, Huntsville, 1930-1931, presiding elder Jasper District, 1932-1935. Pastor of McCoy Memorial Church, Birmingham, since 1935.

Membership

Member Conference Board of Christian Education of N. Alabama Conference Trustee Birmingham-Southern College, since 1920, president of the board, chairman of the executive committee. Member board directors Alabama Methodist Orphanage. Member Kappa Alpha. Omicron Delta Kappa.

Mason, Knights of Pythias.

Connections

Married Edith Claire Howard, June 23, 1903. Children: Roberts Wadsworth, Frank Howard, Edith Katherine (Mistress J. M. Herren, Junior.

father:
William Walter Echols

mother:
Rebecca Louise (Harris) Echols

spouse:
Edith Claire Howard

child:
Roberts Wadsworth Echols

child:
Frank Howard Echols

child:
Edith Katherine (Mistress J. M. Herren Echols

child:
Jr Echols