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Samuel Atkins Eliot, II
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Birth: 1862
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 1950

son of Ellen Derby (Peabody) and Charles William Eliot and the grandson of Samuel Atkins Eliot. He was the father of: Thomas Hopkinson Eliot; . While he did not have early formal education the time he spent with his widowed father, who did not remarry until 1877, and the faculty of the tightly knit Harvard faculty, gave him the direction into his late adolescence when he entered Harvard. He was graduated cum laude 1884 receiving his A.B. In 1889 after travel for his health and some missionary work for the American Unitarian Association he was graduated from the Harvard Divinity School. He then accepted the call to Unity Church in Denver Colorado. He married Frances Hopkinson, the niece of his father's second wife. They had seven children. He returned east in 1892 taking the pulpit at The Church of the Savior in Brooklyn, New York. As he became more involved in the American Unitarian Association he advocated steps that would make it a progressive and efficient organization to restore the Unitarian pre-Civil War social prominence. He left the pulpit in 1898 to devote himself to full time denominational work. In 1900 he became the first President of the AUA with executive powers. His energy and vision was clouded by his generations prejudice toward women in the ministry. While he supported the full development of women's character and skills he belived that these should be kept and used in the home and family. 
Family links: 
  Charles William Eliot (1834 - 1926)
  Ellen Derby Peabody Eliot (1836 - 1860)
  Charles Eliot (1859 - 1897)*
  Samuel Atkins Eliot (1862 - 1950)
*Calculated relationship
Created by: D C McJonathan-Swarm
Record added: Sep 26, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11831009
Samuel Atkins Eliot, II
Added by: D C McJonathan-Swarm
Samuel Atkins Eliot, II
Added by: D C McJonathan-Swarm
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