|Birth: ||Aug. 11, 1837|
|Death: ||Mar. 20, 1908|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Rev. Dr. Charles Henry Fowler was the son of Horatio and Harriet (Ryan) Fowler. He was born at Burford. He was the brother of Jennie (Fowler) Willing. Esther A. (Warner) Fowler was his 1st wife. They were married May 1863 and she died August 27, 1866. Myra Amanda (Hitchcock) Fowler was his 2nd wife. They were married in 1868 and she died March 20, 1908. At one time he had been engaged to Frances Elizabeth Willard. He was a minister in the Rock River Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was elected President of Northwestern University in 1873 and resigned in May 1876, when he was elected by the Methodist Episcopal General Conference to be Editor of the Christian Advocate. In 1880 he was elected Missionary Secretary of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in 1884 he became the third Northwestern University president to be elected a Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church. After his election he traveled to several mission fields and helped found the universities of Beijing and Nanjing in China, Nebraska Wesleyan University and Twentieth Century Forward Movement.
The Rev. Dr. C. H. Fowler, Methodist, said in a recent speech: "I am persuaded that more men will go from the Methodist Church to hell for the sin of COVETOUSNESS than for all other sins put together." We fear that they will have not a few Baptist neightbors "in that lone land of deep despair."
The New York Times
Saturday, March 21, 1908
Bishop Fowler Dead -
Famed In Methodism - An Invalid For Two Years, He Failed To Rally From An Operation Undertaken As a Last Resort - His Career Was Worldwide
FOWLER.--Charles Henry Fowler, resident Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Grand Chaplain Emeritus of the Grand Lodge of Masons of New York State, died yesterday morning at his home, 338 West Seventy-Second Street, of heart disease complicated with kidney trouble. - The funeral will be held on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Services being held first at the Fowler home and later in the Madison Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church at Sixtieth Street. The Rev. Dr. Wallace McMullen, pastor of the church will preside at the services, assisted by the Rev. Dr. John Wesley Hill of the Metropolitan Temple. Brief eulogies of Bishop Fowler will be spoken by the Rev. James M. Buckley, editor of the Christian Advocate; Chancellor Day of Syracuse University; Bishop William Burt, Bishop David Hastings Moore, Bishop Daniel Ayres Goodsell, Bishop Willard Francis Mallalieu, Bishop Luther Barton Wilson and the Rev. Dr. Kelley. The interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York.
May 4, 2014
Woodlawn Cemetery reports that he was moved to George Washington Memorial Park.
Horatio Fowler (1795 - 1869)
Harriet B Ryan Fowler (1801 - 1873)
Esther A Warner Fowler (1837 - 1866)
Myra Amanda Hitchcock Fowler (1842 - 1908)*
Henry R Fowler (1831 - 1884)*
Jennie Fowler Willing (1834 - 1916)*
Charles Henry Fowler (1837 - 1908)
"Charles Henry Fowler
1837 - 1908
Twenty-Second Bishop Of
The Methodist Church"
George Washington Memorial Park
New Jersey, USA
Created by: Mary Jane Haight-Eckert
Record added: Feb 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48835246