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William Thomas Rodgers

Clergyman

William Thomas Rodgers, American clergyman. member Synod’s Council, and commission on colls. and Christian education; Mason, Knights of Pythias.

Background

Rodgers, William Thomas was born on October 8, 1861 in near Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Son of Jacob B. and Nancy Ann (Magill) Rodgers.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Lincoln (Illinois) College, 1889. Bachelor of Divinity, Cumberland Theological Seminary, Tennessee, 1891. Graduate Union Theological Seminary, New York, 1892.

Doctor of Divinity, Roane College, 1906, Cumberland U., 1907.

Career

Captain James Bradshaw Hunter, of Bell Buckle, Tennessee, June 12, 1895. Children—William Hunter, Mary E., Ruth M., Robert H., James J., Elizabeth. Licentiate Presbyterian Church, 1881.

Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1884. Pastor Grace Church, Nashville, Tennessee, 1892-1901, First Church, Knoxville, 1901-1906, Lucas Avenue Church, St. Louis, 1906-1908, Grace Church, Nashville, 1908-1911, First Church, Macomb, Illinois, June 1911-1927, First Church, Harriman, Tennessee, since 1927. Moderator Presbytery 10 terms, Synod of Tennessee, 1 year, Synod of Illinois, 1925-1926.

Member Synod’s Council, and commission on colls. and Christian education. Chairman Tennessee Synod’s Committee on Foreign Missions.

Membership

Member Synod’s Council, and commission on colls. and Christian education. Mason, Knights of Pythias.

Connections

Married Eula, d.; children: William Hunter, Mary E., Ruth M., Robert H., James J., Elizabeth.

father:
Jacob B. Rodgers

mother:
Nancy Ann (Magill) Rodgers

spouse:
Eula

child:
William Hunter Rodgers

child:
Mary E. Rodgers

child:
Ruth M. Rodgers

child:
Robert H. Rodgers

child:
James J. Rodgers

child:
Elizabeth Rodgers