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Rufus Benton Peery

Clergyman , educator

Rufus Benton Peery, American educator, clergyman.

Background

Peery, Rufus Benton was born on April 9, 1868 in Burkes Garden, Virginia, United States. Son of Thomas and Sarah Henrietta (Repass) Peery.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Roanoke College, Salem, Virginia, 1890, A.M., 1895. Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1890-1892. Doctor of Philosophy., Pennsylvania College, 1895.

University of Chicago, 1898-1901. University of Denver, 1906-1907. Doctor of Divinity, Midland College, Kansas, 1909.

Career

Ordained English Lutheran ministry, 1892. Missionary and professor theology in Japan, 1892-1903. Lecturer on Oriental and missionary subjects, 1903-1905.

Pastor St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Denver, 1905-1912. President Midland College, Atchison, Kansas, 1912-1919. Professor philosophy, Lenoir College, Hickory, North Carolina, 1920-1924.

Pastor Zion Lutheran Church, Wooster, O., 1924-1931, Trinity Lutheran Church, Raleigh, North Carolina, since 1931. Author: The Gist of Japan, 1897 (8 edits.). Lutherans in Japan, 1900.

Lectures to Young Men (Japanese), 1902. Home: Raleigh, North Carolina.

Connections

Married A. Letitia Rich, August 21, 1895. Children: Harold Rich, Thomas Benton, Rob Roy, Paul Denver, William Wallace, Donald Lee.

father:
Thomas Peery

mother:
Sarah Henrietta (Repass) Peery

spouse:
A. Letitia Rich

child:
Harold Rich Peery

child:
Thomas Benton Peery

child:
Rob Roy Peery

child:
Paul Denver Peery

child:
William Wallace Peery

child:
Donald Lee Peery