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Clergyman

Robert Fletcher Young Pierce, American clergyman. Served as chaplain New York City Police Department.

Background

Pierce, Robert Fletcher Young was born on May 16, 1852 in Salem, New Jersey, United States. Son of Charles C. and Ellen Toy (Brown) Pierce.

Education

Educated academic, New Jersey State Normal school and by private study. Doctor of Divinity, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1900.

Career

Instructor and principal schools and academics until 1884. Studied and practiced medicine for 10 years in connection with academic work. Ordained Baptist ministry, 1885.

Pastor John B. Stetson Mission, Philadelphia, 1884-1887, Mount Holly, New Jersey, 1887-1892, Rockford, Illinois, 1892-1896, Pennsylvania Avenue Church, Scranton, Pennsylvania, 1897-1907, 2d Baptist Church, New York City, 1907-1914, North Baptist Church, New York City, 1915-1921, First Baptist Church, Elizabeth, New Jersey, later Hydewood Park Baptist Church, since 1921. President American Bible Union many years Wall Street preacher in summer evangelism.

Membership

Served as chaplain New York City Police Department.

Connections

Married Anna C. Bodine, of Trenton, New Jersey, December 25, 1873. Children: Charles Fletcher, Mistress Elizabeth Stetson Fielding.

father:
Charles C. Pierce

mother:
Ellen Toy (Brown) Pierce

spouse:
Anna C. Bodine

child:
Charles Fletcher Pierce

child:
Mistress Elizabeth Stetson Fielding Pierce