Biography of Rev. Washington Gladden
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REV. WASHINGTON GLADDEN, P. P., LL. D., was born in Pott's Grove, Northumberland county, Pa., February 11, 1836, son of Solomon and Amanda (Daniels) Gladden. In 1843, after the death of his father, who was a teacher at Lewisburg, Pa., Mr. Gladden removed to Tioga county where he lived upon a farm with his uncle, Ebenezer Daniels, until 1853; he then became an apprentice to the printer's trade in the office of the Owego Gazette, and contributed to the local columns of that paper. In 1855; he began to prepare for college in the Owego academy and entered the sophomore class at Williams college in 1856, graduating in 1859. In 1860 he became pastor of the State Street Congregational church in Brooklyn. He subsequently was pastor of the Congregational church in Morrisania, N. Y., from 1861 to 1866, and of the Congregational church in North Adams, Mass., from 1866 to 1871. He then removed to New York and was on the editorial staff of the New York Independent, until 1875. From 1875 to 1883 he was pastor of the North Congregational church, at Springfield, Mass., and for some time edited "Sunday Afternoon," a monthly magazine. He then went to Columbus, Ohio, to be pastor of the First Congregational church in that city. Mr. Gladden was married, in December, 1860, with Jennie C. Cohoon in Brooklyn. They have had four children; Alice, Frederic Cohoon, Helen (wife of George R. Twiss, died in 1890), and George. Mr. Gladden has been a frequent contributor to papers and periodicals and a successful public lecturer. Among his published writings are: "Plain Thoughts on the Art of Living" (Boston, 1868), "From the Hub to the Hudson" (1869), "Workingmen and Their Employers" (1876), "Being a Christian" (New York, 1875), "The Christian Way" (New York, 1877), "The Lord's Prayer" (Boston, 1880), "The Christian League of Connecticut" (New York, 1883), "Things New and Old" (Columbus, 1884), "The Young Men and the Churches" (Boston, 1885), "Applied Christianity" (Boston, 1887), "Parish Problems" (New York, 1888), "Burning Questions" (London, 1889), "Who Wrote the Bible ?" (Boston, 1891), "Tools and the Man," and "The Cosmopolis City Club" (1893), "The Church and the Kingdom" (Chicago, 1894), and "Ruling Ideas of the Present Age" (Boston, 1895).

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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