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William Ashley Sunday

evangelist

William Ashley Sunday, American evangelist.

Background

Sunday, William Ashley was born on November 19, 1863 in Ames, Iowa, United States. Son of William and Mary Jane (Cory) Sunday.

Education

Education high school, Nevada, Iowa. Student Northwestern. Doctor of Divinity, Westminster College, 1912.

Career

Professional baseball player, 1883-1890, in the Chicago, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia teams of the National League. Assistant secretary Y.M. C.A., Chicago, 1891-1895. Evangelist, since 1896.

Received from 1,000 to 5,000 converts per month, 1904-1907, and later engaged continuously in evangelistic services, in principal cities of the United States Ordained Presbyterian ministry by Chicago Presbytery, April 15, 1903. Elected April 1918 by Chicago Presbytery, as delegate to General Assembly Presbyterian Church United States of America, Columbus, Ohio, May 1918.

Connections

Married Helen A. Thompson, September 5, 1888. Children: Helen Edith (Mistress M. P. Haines, deceased), George Marquis, William Ashley (deceased), Paul Thompson.

father:
William Sunday

mother:
Mary Jane (Cory) Sunday

spouse:
Helen A. Thompson

child:
Helen Edith (Mistress M. P. Haines Sunday

child:
deceased) Sunday

child:
George Marquis Sunday

child:
William Ashley Sunday (deceased)

child:
Paul Thompson Sunday