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Wallace Elias Brown

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Wallace Elias Brown, American bishop. Mason.

Background

Brown, Wallace Elias was born on October 30, 1868 in Chittenango, New York, United States. Son of George Cady and Mary Theressa (Clarke) Brown.

Education

Graduate Cazenovia (New York) Seminary, 1893. Bachelor of Arts, Syracuse, 1898, Doctor of Divinity, 1909, Doctor of Humane Letters, 1921. Doctor of Laws, Bennett College, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1936.

Career

Ordained Mechanical Engineering ministry, 1894. Pastor Olivet Methodist Episcopal Church, Syracuse, 1897-1899, St. Paul’s, Syracuse, 1899-1902, Furman St. Church, Syracuse, 1902-1903, First Church, Ithaca, New York, 1903-1914. District superintendent, 1914-1915.

Pastor University Church, Syracuse, 1915-1924. Bishop Methodist Episcopal Church, since 1924. Director Epworth League of Methodist Episcopal Church.

Member General Conference, 1912, 16, 20, 24, Ecumenical Conference, London, 1921. Trustee University of Chattanooga, Tennessee Wesleyan College, Morristown College (all of Tennessee), Cazenovia Seminary, Bennett College, Snead Junior College (Boaz, Alabama).

Membership

Mason.

Connections

Married Gertrude Estelle Virgil, February 8, 1899. Children: Wendell Virgil, George Carleton, Wallace Elias, Don Hadley, Morris Gillespie.

father:
George Cady Brown

mother:
Mary Theressa (Clarke) Brown

spouse:
Gertrude Estelle Virgil

child:
Wendell Virgil Brown

child:
George Carleton Brown

child:
Wallace Elias Brown

child:
Don Hadley Brown

child:
Morris Gillespie Brown