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Robert Basil Stansell

Clergyman

Robert Basil Stansell, American clergyman.

Background

Stansell, Robert Basil was born on November 2, 1875 in Groveoak, Alabama, United States. Son of Thomas Jefferson and Nancy (Gilbert) Stansell.

Education

Graduate Walnut Grove (Alabama) Collegiate Institute, 1898. Bachelor of Arts, Grant U. (now University of Chattanooga), 1901, Doctor of Divinity, 1913. Bachelor of Divinity, Drew Theological Seminary, Madison, New Jersey, 1904.

Graduate study Harvard and Columbia.

Career

Entered ministry Methodist Episcopal Church, 1897. Alabama rural pastorates, 1897-1900. Pastor Alton Park, Tennessee, 1901-1902, East Moriches, Long Island, New York, 1903-1904, St. James Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1905-1907.

District superintendent Chattanooga District, 1908-1909. Professor New Testament Greek, University of Chattanooga, 1910, Professor of English literature, 1911. Dean of Athens School (now Tennessee Wesleyan College), 1912.

Vice president University of Chattanooga, 1913-1914. Financial agent Asbury Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1915. Pastor Trinity Church, St. Paul, 1916-1920, Grand Avenue (now 1st) Methodist Episcopal Church, Milwaukee, 1921-1933.

District superintendent Milwaukee District of Methodist Episcopal Church, 1933-1940. Pastor Summerfield Methodist Church, Milwaukee, 1940-1948. Member board of trustees Milwaukee Goodwill Industries, Wisconsin Annual Conference President board of trustees Milwaukee Deaconess Girls’ Home and Old People’s Home.

Membership

Member board of trustees Milwaukee Goodwill Industries, Wisconsin Annual Conference President board of trustees Milwaukee Deaconess Girls’ Home and Old People’s Home. Member Interdenominational Relations Commission, 1928-1932 and since 1936. Member General Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church Church, 1912, 20, 28, 36.

Member Uniting Conference Methodist Epis. Churches, Kansas City, Missoury, 1939. Member General Conference Methodist Church, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1940, North Central Jurisdictional Conference of Methodist Church, Chicago, 1940.

Member Wisconsin Council Churches. Member Entertainment Commission North Central Jurisdiction, 1940-1944. Mason (32 degree).; Kiwanian.

Connections

Married Frances Ryan, January 24, 1897.; married second, Mistress. Children: Dorothy (deceased), Lucius Grant, Robert Basil.

father:
Thomas Jefferson Stansell

mother:
Nancy (Gilbert) Stansell

spouse:
Frances Ryan

spouse:
Mistress

child:
Dorothy Stansell (deceased)

child:
Lucius Grant Stansell

child:
Robert Basil Stansell