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Wilton Merle-Smith

Clergyman

Wilton Merle-Smith, American clergyman.

Background

Merle-Smith, Wilton was born on April 18, 1856 in Elmira, New York, United States. Son of Judge H. Boardman and Ellen (Hays) Smith.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Princeton. 1877 (Doctor of Divinity, 1889). Graduate Auburn (New York) Theological Seminary, 1881.

Career

Ordained Presbyterian ministry, June 16, 1881. Pastor, Cazenovia, New York, 1881-1884. Associate pastor First Church, Cleveland, 1884-1889.

Pastor Central Church, New York, 1889-1920. President Presbyterian Board Home Missions. Home: New York, New York.

Connections

Married Zaidee Van Santvoord, November 19, 1885.

father:
Judge H. Boardman Smith

mother:
Ellen (Hays) Smith

spouse:
Zaidee Van Santvoord