Oliver Huckel

HUCKEL, Oliver. b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 11 January 1864; d. Orlando, Florida, 3 February 1940. He was a Congregationalist minister, lecturer, author, translator, poet, and hymn writer. Broadly educated and widely traveled, he was influential in denominational and ecumenical circles, and a Mason. His parents were William Samuel Huckel (1835–1898), a businessman, and Ruth Ann Sprowles Huckel (1837–1915). His brother, William Samuel Huckel, Jr., (1858–1917) was a well-known architect in Philadelphia.  Huckel earned degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (AB, Phi Beta Kappa, 1887; AM, 1890) and Boston University (STB, 1890). Following ordination in 1890, he was minister of Union...

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