Biography of William N. Clarke
Madison County, NY Biographies





Clarke, William Newton. D. D., p. o. Hamilton, was born in Cazenovia, Madison county, N. Y., December 2, 1841, and was educated at Colgate University and Hamilton Theological Seminary, graduating from the college with the degree of A. B. in 1861, and from the seminary in 1863. He then entered the ministry, his first pastorate being with the Baptist church of Keene, N. H., where he remained six years. He then accepted a call to Newton Centre, Mass., where he spent eleven years. after which he was pastor in Montreal for three years. He next went to MeMaster Hall, Toronto, Canada, as professor of New Testament Interpretation, and then came to Hamilton, as pastor of the Baptist church. After three years of ministerial work here he was appointed, in 1890, to the chair of Christian Theology, which he has since occupied. Dr. Clarke has published "A Commentary on the Gospel of Mark" (Philadelphia. 1881); "An Outline of Christian Theology" (Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1898), "What shall we Think of Christianity?' and "Can I Believe in God the Father?" (the same publishers, both 1899). Dr. Clarke married Emily A Smith in 1869. His parents were Rev. William and Urania (Miner) Clarke. Rev. William Clarke was a Baptist minister, and was pastor of the church at Cazenovia for twenty five years in two pastorates, 1836-1851, and 1854-1864. He was born in Rhode Island, but came in his childhood to Brookfield, Madison county, of which town his wife was a native.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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