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William Channing Brown

Clergyman

William Channing Brown, American clergyman. Member Old Colony History Society, Unitarian History Society, Littleton History Society, American Unitarian Association; Club: Twentieth Century (Boston).

Background

Brown, William Channing was born on March 7, 1868 in Sherborn, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Review William and Salome Stephens (Williams) Brown.

Education

Descendant Thomas Browne, Concord, Massachusetts, 1640. Graduate Highland Military Academy, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1887. Studied Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1887-1889.

Graduate Meadville Theological School, Pennsylvania, 1894. Graduate work, Division School of Harvard, 1894-1895.

Career

Ordained Unitarian ministry, 1895. Pastor Gardner, Massachusetts, 1895-1898, Littleton, 1898-1904. Field agent, 1904-1905, field secretary American Unitarian Association, 1905-1924.

Pastor Wheeling, West Virginia, 1924-1928. Minister (correspondent) All Souls Unitarian Church since 1904. Established Open Forum, Wheeling, West Virginia, 1924.

Ex-chairman school committee, Littleton. Ex-secretary Littleton Public Library. Town clerk, Littleton, since 1930, town treasurer since 1934.

Minister emeritus First Parish Church, Littleton, 1939. President Massachusetts Collectors’ and Treasurers’ Association, 1939.

Membership

Member Old Colony History Society, Unitarian History Society, Littleton History Society, American Unitarian Association. Club: Twentieth Century (Boston).

Connections

Married Mary Anna Brown, August 4, 1897. Children: Elizabeth Corelli (Mistress H. W. Harshfield), Margaret Lord (Mistress Robert M. Murdock).

father:
Review William Brown

mother:
Salome Stephens (Williams) Brown

spouse:
Mary Anna Brown

child:
Elizabeth Corelli Brown (Mistress H. W. Harshfield)

child:
Margaret Lord Brown (Mistress Robert M. Murdock)