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Clergyman

William Nelson Deberry was an American clergyman.

Background

Deberry, William Nelson was born on August 29, 1870 in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Son of Caswell and Charlotte (Mayfield) Deberry.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Fisk U., Nashville, 1896. Bachelor of Divinity, Oberlin Theological Seminary, 1899. Doctor of Divinity, Lincoln U., Pennsylvania, 1914.

Career

Ordained ministry Congregational Church, 1899. Pastor St. John’s Church, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1899-1931. Second Assistant moderator National Council Congregational Churches, 1919.

Trustee Fisk University executive secretary Dunbar Community League, 1914-1917. Appointed by mayor, member Spring field Board of Public Welfare, 1935. Appointed by Governor Saltonstall member of Governor’s Committee on Religious and Interracial Understanding in 1913.

Director New England Camping Association.

Membership

Member Massachusetts Home Missionary Society (trustee), Alpha Phi Alpha.

Connections

Married Amanda McKissack, September 6, 1899.; married second, Louise Scott, October 9, 1943. Children: Charlotte Pearl (Mistress Henry George Tracy), Anna Mae (Mistress Arthur H. Johnson).

father:
Caswell Deberry

mother:
Charlotte (Mayfield) Deberry

spouse:
Amanda McKissack

spouse:
Louise Scott

child:
Charlotte Pearl Deberry (Mistress Henry George Tracy)

child:
Anna Mae Deberry (Mistress Arthur H. Johnson)