Francis Harold Rowley

ROWLEY, Francis Harold. b. Hilton, New York, 25 July 1854; d. Boston, Massachusetts, 14 February 1952. Born in upper New York State, he was educated at the University of Rochester (BA 1875) and Rochester Theological Seminary (BD 1878). He became a Baptist minister, serving at Titusville, Pennsylvania (1879-84), North Adams, Massachusetts (1884-92), Oak Park, Illinois (1892-96), Fall River, Mass. (1896-1900), and First Baptist Church, Boston, Mass. (1900-1910). On taking early retirement in 1910, he launched into a series of voluntary activities that would have exhausted most people and that lasted well into his nineties: among other public duties, he served as president of the American...

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