Biography of Thomas J. Villers
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VILLERS, Thomas Jefferson, clergyman; born, Centerville, Va., May 23, 1861; son of William and Catherine (Dodd) Villers; B.A., University of Rochester, 1885, M.A., 1891; graduated Rochester Theological Seminary, 1888; (D.D., University of Rochester, 1903); married, Oct. 25, 1888, Rose Stanley Merriam, of Rochester, N. Y. (died, Feb. 13, 1907); 1 daughter, Eleanor Rosella. Ordained Baptist ministry, 1888; pastor Gloucester, Mass, 188893, First Church, Syracuse, N. Y, 1893-98, First Church, Indianapolis, 1898-1906, Peddie Memorial Church, Newark, N. J., 1906-13; 1st Baptist Church, Detroit, since June 1, 1913. President Indiana Baptist Convention, 1901.6; trustee Rochester Theological Seminary, and for 7 years of Peddie Institute for Boys; chairman Missionary Committee, American Baptist Home Mission Society, 1908-13, and still a member of the committee; chairman Apportionment Committee, Northern Baptist Convention, 1912-13, and still a member of the committee; also of the convention's Committee on the Observance of Denominational Day; member Board of Michigan Baptist State Convention; for some time associate editor The Examiner, New York. President Baptist Pastors' Conference, New York, one term; member Exeeutive Commitee, Metropolitan Baptist Union, 1911-13. Address: Plaza Hotel Apts., 26-36 Madison Ave.

From:
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit

Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Chicago 1914.

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