Oxtoby, William Henry was born on January 1, 1871 in North East, Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Review John T. and Mary Ewing (Veech) Oxtoby.
University of Michigan, 1890-1892. Graduate McCormick Theological Seminary, 1895, receiving Bernadine Orme Smith Fellowship. University of Jena and Berlin, Germany, 1895-1896.
Doctor of Laws, Occidental College, Los Angeles, California, 1931.
Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1897. Pastor 1st Church, Muncie, Indiana, 1897-1903, Tabernacle Church, Philadelphia, 1903-1913. Professor Hebrew exegesis and O.T. literature, San Francisco Theological Seminary, 1913-1930, president and professor apologetics and missions, 1930-1937, professor Biblical poetry, since 1937.
Moderator Synod of California, 1927. Director American Waldensian Society Home: San Anselmo, California.
Married Ida J. Corning, September 7, 1898. Children: Gurdon Corning, Florence Corning, John Corning.