William Chalmers Covert

COVERT, William Chalmers. b. Hopewell, Indiana, 4 October 1864; d. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 4 February 1942. He was a minister, administrator, writer, and editor. His parents were Albert Newton Covert (1837–1924) and Susan Elizabeth Magill Covert (1840–1927). The community in which he was born had been established by his grandfather and four of his grandfather’s brothers.  Covert earned the BA degree from Hanover College (Indiana) in 1885 and the BD from McCormick Theological Seminary (Chicago) in 1888. Ordained by the Presbytery of St Paul in 1888, Covert organized St Paul’s Park Presbyterian Church and served as its pastor until 1891, when he accepted the call of Merriam Park...

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