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Clergyman

William Postell Witsell, American clergyman.

Background

Witsell, William Postell was born on December 6, 1874 in Walterboro, South Carolina, United States. Son of Charles and Eliza Emmeline (Fishburne) Witsell.

Education

Bachelor of Science, South Carolina. Military College, 1894. Bachelor of Letters, Hobart College, Geneva, New York, 1896.

Student of University of the South Theological Seminary, Sewanee, Tennessee, 1896-1898, Doctor of Divinity, 1925. Bachelor of Divinity, General Theological Seminary, 1899.

Career

Minister Greenwood and Willington, South Carolina., 1899-1900. Ordained priesthood Episcopal Church, 1900. Rector Church of the Good Shepherd, Columbia, South Carolina., 1900-1909, St. Paul’s Church, Meridian, Mississippi, 1909-1911, St. Paul’s Church, Waco, Texas, 1911-1927, Christ Church, Little Rock, 1927-1947, emeritus.

Delaware General Triennial Convention Episcopal Church, 1913, 19, 22, 25, 28, 40, 43. Delegate Worldwide Congress Episcopal Church, London, 1908-1943. Member National Council, 1922-1932.

Member National Committee on Ministry. Vice chairman of the board of trustees, Diocese of Arkansas, since 1927. Member standing committee Episcopal Church in Arkansas.

Member Constitution and Canons Committee. Vice chairman American Red Cross, Waco, 1916-1918, chairman Little Rock, Arkansas, 1928-1930.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Our Church—One Through the ages, 1923-1922d educated 1930, 3d edition 1943. The Bible and Evolution, 1925. Some Important Facts in English Church History, 1934.Whitsunday, the Feast of the Holy Spirit not the Birthday of the Church, 1943. A History of Christ Episcopal Church, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1839-1947. Two Vital Questions—Why Pray and After Death, What?, 1952.Jesus Christ, The Light of the World, 1953. Come, 1955. Contributor articles to church papers.

Membership

Member National Council, 1922-1932. Member National Committee on Ministry. Member standing committee Episcopal Church in Arkansas. Member Constitution and Canons Committee.

Connections

Married Addie May Cherry, December 27, 1899. Children: Addie Cherry, William Postell, Benjamin Fishburne, Cornelia Battle (Mistress Fred W. Terry), Cutler Cherry, Charles, Maude Estelle (Mistress Allen N. Jones, Junior.)

father:
Charles Witsell

mother:
Eliza Emmeline (Fishburne) Witsell

spouse:
Addie May Cherry

child:
Addie Cherry Witsell

child:
William Postell Witsell

child:
Benjamin Fishburne Witsell

child:
Cornelia Battle Witsell (Mistress Fred W. Terry)

child:
Cutler Cherry Witsell

child:
Charles Witsell

child:
Maude Estelle (Mistress Allen N. Jones Witsell

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Jr Witsell