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William Henry Book

Clergyman

William Henry Book, American clergyman. Mason, Knights of Pythias, Red Manitoba.

Background

Book, William Henry was born on July 4, 1863 in Craig County, Virginia, United States. Son of Henry L. and Mary E. (Elmore) Book.

Education

Father killed in Pickett’s charge, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Educated Milligan College, Tennessee.

Career

Ordained ministry Church of Christ, 1882. Three pastorates in Virginia, and evangelistic work at Washington, District of Columbia, Baltimore, Richmond and other cities.

Pastor Tabernacle Church of Christ, Columbus, Indiana, 1905-1925. Now general evangelist for the Churches of Christ. Trustee Butler College.

Also trustee Mountain Mission School, Grundy, Virginia. Director McGarvey Bible Seminary, also of the Home Finding Association, Louisville. Honorary member Eugene Fields Literary Society.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Real Life and Original Sayings, 1899. Tabernacle Sermons, 1909. Indiana Pulpit, 1911.Sermons for the People, 1918. Regular contributor to The Lookout (weekly). Author of I Am the Bible, which has been translated into Turkish.Guest speaker, Piedmont Association, Gordonsville, Virginia, 20 seasons. Extensive writer for periodicals.

Membership

Mason, Knights of Pythias, Red Manitoba.

Connections

Married Kate McKenzie. Children Abbott, Lois, Howard, Elizabeth (Mistress William Sugden), Katherine, William, Sheldon, Dorothy, Mary V., married.

father:
Henry L. Book

mother:
Mary E. (Elmore) Book

spouse:
Kate McKenzie