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William Sherman Bovard

Clergyman

William Sherman Bovard, American clergyman. Mason.

Background

Bovard, William Sherman was born on August 29, 1864 in Alpha, Indiana, United States. Son of James and Sarah (Young) Bovard.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Southern California, 1888, A.M., 1891. Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Boston University, 1898. (Doctor of Divinity, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1904.

Doctor of Laws, University of Southern California, 1921).

Career

Ordained Methodist Episcopal ministry, 1888. Pastor San Francisco, College Park, California, York, Maine, Portland, Maine. Executive secretary Methodist Brotherhood, 1913-1914.

Superintendent adult department Board of Sunday Schools of Methodist Episcopal Church, 1915-1920. Correspondent secretary Board of Sunday Schools of Methodist Episcopal Church, 1920-1924. Correspondent secretary Board of Education Methodist Episcopal Church, 1924-1932, assistant secretary, since 1932.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Adults in Sunday School, 1918.

Membership

Mason.

Connections

Married Philena Tufts, December 10, 1889. Children: Gilbert S., Burton C., Alice May.

father:
James Bovard

mother:
Sarah (Young) Bovard

spouse:
Philena Tufts

child:
Gilbert S. Bovard

child:
Burton C. Bovard

child:
Alice May Bovard