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Stephen Abbott Northrop


Stephen Abbott Northrop, American clergyman.


Northrop, Stephen Abbott was born on April 7, 1852 in Granville, Ohio, United States. Son of Review William Ray and Laura (Abbott) Northrop.


Denison U., Granville, 1872-1875. Bachelor of Arts, Colgate University, 1876, A.M., 1879. Graduate Rochester Theological Seminary, 1877.

Doctor of Divinity, Franklin (Indiana) College, 1895.


Ordained Baptist ministry, October 4, 1877. Pastor, Fenton, Michigan, 1877-1882, 1st Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1882-1895, 1st Church, Kansas City, Missoury, 1896-1906, 1st Church, Los Angeles, 1906-1909, 1st Church, Kansas City, Kansas, 1909-1918. Again of 1st Church, Fenton, Michigan, since 1918.

President mgrs. Baptist Ministers’ Home, Fenton. President Indiana Baptist State Convention, 3 years, Ottawa Chautauqua Assembly, 1898, Carthage Chautauqua, 1909. President trustees Kansas City Theological Seminary, 1902-1906.

President Humane Society, Kansas City, Baptist Ministers’ Alliance, Kansas City, Kansas Chaplain 2 Republican National Convs. Invited to open World’s Columbian Commission, Chicago, 1892. Delegate World’s Temperance Centennial, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1908.

Delegate National Conference on Interstate Liquor Question. Some time chaplain Actor’s Alliance United States. Delegate World Court Congress, Cleveland, 1915.

First to introduce boy’s brigade movement from Scotland. Also Christian organization of traveling men and railroad men in the United States Author: A Cloud of Witnesses, 1893. Home: Fenton, Mich.


  • Other Work

    • A Cloud of Witnesses, 1893.


Married Celestia Amelia Joslin, August 16, 1877.

Review William Ray Northrop

Laura (Abbott) Northrop

Celestia Amelia Joslin