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Clergyman

Robert Keating Smith, American clergyman. Mason. Collaborator with William F. Clapp of R. K. Smith and W. F. Clapp collection of N.E. mollusks in Agassiz Museum, Harvard.

Background

Smith, Robert Keating was born on August 2, 1865 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Son of George Robert Keating and Anna Amelia (Gooch) Smith.

Education

Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute Technology, 1889. Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1893. Bachelor of Divinity, Episcopal Theological School, 1895.

Career

Deacon, 1895, priest, 1896, Protestant Episcopal Church. Rector St. Paul’s Church, Kansas City, Missoury, 1896-1901. Assistant Grace Church, Newton, Massachusetts, 1901-1906.

Rector Church of Atonement, Westfield, Massachusetts, 1906-1927. With Department of Foreign Born, National Council Protestant Episcopal Church, New York, since 1927. Civilian chaplain, Camp Bartlett, Westfield, 1917.

Visitor from Protestant Episcopal Church to Czechoslovak Church, 1920, 23, assistant chaplain International Boy Scout Camp, London, July 1920. Director Westfield branch Massachusetts Society Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author of pamphlets and articles on Czechoslovaks and Mediæval history of Bohemia.

Membership

Mason. Collaborator with William F. Clapp of R. K. Smith and W. F. Clapp collection of N.E. mollusks in Agassiz Museum, Harvard.

Connections

Married Bertha Helena Wiles, June 17, 1896. Children: Mabel Wiles, Helen Lord.

father:
George Robert Keating Smith

mother:
Anna Amelia (Gooch) Smith

spouse:
Bertha Helena Wiles

child:
Mabel Wiles Smith

child:
Helen Lord Smith