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Sylvester Woodbridge Beach

Clergyman

Sylvester Woodbridge Beach, American clergyman. Mason. Pastor to President Woodrow Wilson and officiated at the White House, at marriage of two daughters of the President.

Background

Beach, Sylvester Woodbridge was born on July 24, 1852 in Woodville, Mississippi, United States. Son of Review Charles and Fannie (Woodbridge) Beach.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1876. Graduate Princeton Theological Seminary, 1880. Doctor of Divinity, Wooster (O.) College, 1914.

Career

Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1880. Pastor Baltimore, 1880-1887, First Church, Bridgeton, New Jersey, 1887-1900. In charge American students, work in Latin Quarter, Paris, France, 1900-1905.

Co-pastor American Church in Paris, 1903-1905. Pastor First Church, Princeton, New Jersey, 1905-1923 (emeritus). Moderator Synod of New Jersey.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor Princeton Review and other periodicals. Toured Near East, 1922, as commissioner Alliance of Reformed Churches.

Membership

Mason. Pastor to President Woodrow Wilson and officiated at the White House, at marriage of two daughters of the President.

Connections

Married Eleanor Orbison, August 10, 1882 (died 1927). Children: Mary Hollingsworth (Mistress Frederic J. Dennis), Sylvia Woodbridge, Cyprian Woodbridge.

father:
Review Charles Beach

mother:
Fannie (Woodbridge) Beach

spouse:
Eleanor Orbison

child:
Mary Hollingsworth Beach (Mistress Frederic J. Dennis)

child:
Sylvia Woodbridge Beach

child:
Cyprian Woodbridge Beach