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Clergyman

Samuel Newell Watson, American clergyman. Decorated Officier Legion of Honor (French); Chevalier Order of Leopold (Belgium); Commander Order of St. Sava (Serbian). Member Alpha Delta Phi.; Mason.

Background

Watson, Samuel Newell was born on February 27, 1861 in Lyons, Iowa, United States. Son of George William and Hetty (Newell) Watson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Trinity College, Connecticut, 1882, Master of Arts, 1887. University of the South, 1883-1884. Doctor of Medicine, University of Iowa, 1893.

(Doctor of Divinity, University of Iowa, 1889).

Career

Deacon, 1884, priest, 1885, Protestant Episcopal Church. Rector Trinity Church, Iowa City, Iowa, 1886-1897, St. Paul’s, Chillicothe, O., 1897-1903, St. Paul’s, Akron, O., 1903-1912. Rector American Church in Paris, France, 1912-1918, rector emeritus, 1918.

Chaplain 3d Regiment, Iowa National Guard, 1886. Relief work in France, World War, 1914-1918. President Council of Advice American Church in Europe.

Membership

Member Alpha Delta Phi.

Connections

Married Jeannette Grace Watkins, January 7, 1885.

father:
George William Watson

mother:
Hetty (Newell) Watson

spouse:
Jeannette Grace Watkins