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Samuel Hall Chester

Clergyman

Samuel Hall Chester, American clergyman. member of the board corporators Presbyterian Ministers’ Fund, Philadelphia; Mason.

Background

Chester, Samuel Hall was born on January 17, 1851 in Mount Holly, Arkansas, United States. Son of Charles and Caroline (Yemans) Chester.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Washington and Lee University, 1872. Graduate Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, 1875. Doctor of Divinity, Davidson College, North Carolina, 1890.

Career

Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1875. Pastor Castanea Grove, North Carolina, 1875-1882, Hawfields and Cross Roads chs., 1883-1888, Franklin, Tennessee, 1888-1891, 2d Church, Nashville, 1891-1892. Secretary Foreign Missions of Presbyterian Church in the United States, 1894-1911, secretary foreign correspondence same, 1911-1927 (emeritus).

Editor foreign department Missionary Survey.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Lights and Shadows of Mission Work in the Far East, 1915. Pioneer Days in Arkansas, 1927.

Membership

Member of the board corporators Presbyterian Ministers’ Fund, Philadelphia.

Connections

Married Susan W. Willard, April.

father:
Charles Chester

mother:
Caroline (Yemans) Chester

spouse:
Susan W. Willard