Edward Rowland Sill

SILL, Edward Rowland. b. Windsor, Connecticut, 29 April 1841; d. Cleveland, Ohio, 27 February 1887. The son of Elisha Noyes Sill (1801-1888), he was educated at Yale like his father, who moved to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, in 1829, became a Senator in the Ohio State Senate in 1844, and managed a bank. His son graduated from Yale in 1861, and entered Harvard Divinity School in 1867. He left after a short time. His editor and biographer, William Belmont Parker, wrote of ‘his lessening interest in theology and his growing realization of the necessity of making a living by some other means’ (1915, p. 95). After a brief spell in journalism, he became a teacher. After teaching at schools in Wadsworth,...

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