C. Herbert Woolston

Woolston, C. Herbert. b. Camden, New Jersey, 7 April 1856;  d. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 20 May 1927.A pastor, gospel song writer, and sleight-of-hand magician, Clarence Herbert Woolston claimed that he had ‘addressed many more than 1,000,000 children’ (The Philadelphia Inquirer, 1927, p. 4).  The son of Isaiah S. and Sarah B. Woolston, Herbert attended public schools in Camden, New Jersey, and the South Jersey Institute at Bridgeton. He entered the ministry under the influence of evangelist H.G. DeWitt in 1873 and attended Crozier Theological Seminary (Upland, Pennsylvania), an institution devoted to training American Baptist ministers, from 1877 to 1879. Following his ordination in...

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