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Clergyman

Walter Rice Davenport was an American clergyman.

Background

Davenport, Walter Rice was born on April 10, 1885 in Williamstown, Vermont, United States. Son of Rice and Susan Davenport.

Education

Educated Montpelier Seminary and Boston University. Doctor of Divinity from Norwich U.

Career

Joined Vermont (Methodist) Annual Conference, 1880. Pastor Waterbury, Vermont, 1888-1893, Barre, Vermont, 1893-1898. Presiding elder Montpelier District, 1898-1900.

Pastor Orleans, Vermont, 1905-1909, Bellows Falls, 1910-1912, Springfield, 1913-1920. Superintendent St. Albans District, 1919-1926. Secretary Vermont Conference History Society, 1887-1935, Vermont Conference Board Church Extension, 1889-1897, 1902-1906.

Member Vermont Conference Board Examination, 1892-1898 and 1909-1918, secretary board, 1892-1893, Chairman of the Board, 1913-1919. Secretary Vermont Conference, 1895-1899 and 1911, Vermont Conference Sustentation Fund Society, 1909-1919. Secretary Board of Conference Claimants, 1917-1920.

President Municipal League, Barre, 1894-1895. Member of the board of health, Barre, 1896-1897. President Board of Trade, Orleans, 1909, Hospital Aid Society, Springfield, 1913-1916.

Field secretary Vermont State Anti-Saloon League, 1905-1906. State superintendent S.S. temperance work, 1908-1911. State superintendent Adult Bible Class Work, 1922-1926.

Editor public People’s Monthly, 1881-1882. Assistant editor Vermont Christian Messenger, 1882-1884. Editor Barre Daily Telegram, 1904, Vermont Issue, 1905-1911, Springfield Reporter, 1915-1916.

Superintendent schools, Waterbury, 1889-1890. Member Washington County Board of Education, 1891-1892, secretary, 1892. Trustee Montpelier Seminary, 1889-1890 and since 1920, secretary board, 1889-1901.

Principal Montpelier Seminary, 1901-1903.

Membership

Member Vermont Conference Board Examination, 1892-1898 and 1909-1918, secretary board, 1892-1893, Chairman of the Board, 1913-1919. Member of the board of health, Barre, 1896-1897. Member General Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church Church, Des Moines Iowa, 1920.

Connections

Married Flora L. Thomson, April.; married second, Mistress.; married 3d, Mistress.

father:
Rice Davenport

mother:
Susan Davenport

spouse:
Flora L. Thomson

spouse:
Mistress

spouse:
Mistress