|Birth: ||Nov. 13, 1823|
|Death: ||Nov. 10, 1883|
The following is a death notice from a Chicago newspaper.
REV. EDWIN THEODORE WINKLER D.D., L.L.D.
The death of this eminent divine causes great sorrow to a very large circle of friends. Dr. Winkler was North two years ago on an invitation to preach at Toronto and Yonkers, and on the same trip preached at the First Baptist Church in Chicago. In the summer of 1882 he was attacked with bilious malarial fever, which left him weak and from which he never fully recovered. His friends tried to persuade him to rest, but to this he would not consent, and the constant attendance to his duties as pastor and leader aggravated his complaint and hastened his end. He died peacefully and quietly at his home in Marion, Alabama at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 1883, being sixty years of age lacking three days.
Dr. George B. Eager, of Mobile, preached the funeral sermon. In addition to the general loss which will be severely felt, there are those in Chicago upon whom this bereavement will fall most heavily. His daughter, Mrs. J.M. Love, is a member of Immanuel Baptist church, who, with her family, will have the deep sympathy of all, and especially of those who were acquainted with her lamented father.
The following interesting account of his life appeared in the American Reflector: Dr. E.T. Winkler was born in Savannah, Ga. Nov. 13, 1823; was prepared for college at Chatham Academy of his own city; entered Brown University in 1839, and graduating 1843. The same years he entered Newton Theological Seminary. In 1845 he was assistant editor of the Christian Index, during which time he supplied the pulpit at Columbus, Ga. In 1846 he accepted the pastorate st Albany, Ga., where he remained until called to Gillisonville, S.C. In 1852 he became corresponding secretary of the Southern Baptist Publication Society and editor of the Southern Baptist in Charleston, S.C. In 1854 he accepted the pastorate at the First Baptist Church of Charleston, S.C., and except a long chaplaincy in the Confederate army, continued pastor in Charleston until his removal to Alabama. In 1872 he resigned the pastorate of the Citadel Square Baptist Church, Charleston, and accepted a call to Marion, Alabama. In 1874 the Alabama Baptist was established with Dr. Winkler as editor, which position he held until the paper ceased to be the property of the State Convention, and was removed to Selma. He was president of the Home Mission Board of the Southern
Baptist Convention until its removal to Atlanta, Ga. last year.
Dr. Winkler has a national reputation as a scholar and speaker. He has frequently been invited to preach the anniversary sermons of our leading denominational organizations, North and South. His centennial address before Newton Theological Seminary, in 1876, was a masterly production. His speech before the Southern Baptist Convention, at New Orleans, on the Italian Mission, was one of the best if not the finest production of the age.
He has twice declined calls to a professorship in the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Winkler was distinguished for his scholarly attainments and his dignified and courtly bearing. As a debater, he had few peers. When he arose to address a deliberative assembly, his appearance upon the floor was the signal for silence and attention. He believed in Baptist church policy with all his heart, and brought his masterly powers to its defense whenever such defense was needed. As a writer for newspapers, he was popular in style.
From the Baptist Encyclopedia there is most of the above info plus a picture of him.
Shadrach Nicholas Winkler (1796 - 1842)
Abigail DeWolfe Turner Winkler (1824 - 1858)
Rosa Cornelia Burckmyer Winkler (1839 - 1915)
Edwin Theodore Winkler (1862 - 1887)*
Elizabeth Sarah Winkler (1864 - 1884)*
Anna Burckmyer Winkler (1867 - 1872)*
Percival Barttett Winkler (1870 - 1872)*
Created by: Naomi Snider McFadden
Record added: Jan 30, 2012
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