|Birth: ||Mar. 25, 1886|
Reverend Fredrick G. Arnold was a relative newcomer to Caņon City, having moved to the community in 1920 to accept the pastorate at the First Baptist Church. Arnold grew up in Nebraska and graduated from the Rochester Theological Seminary in 1912. Prior to his death in 1928, Arnold had been the president of the Colorado Baptist Ministerial Association, vice-moderator of the Colorado Baptist Association, chaplain of the state penitentiary, a member of the Masons and the Odd Fellows, a teacher of Bible at the Caņon City High School, the first Exalted Cyclops of the Caņon City Klavern 21 and the Grand Dragon of the Colorado Realm in 1925.
Rev. Fred G. Arnold, A.M., Ph. D.
Grand Dragon, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, Realm of Colorado
The Rev. Fred G. Arnold, pastor of the First Baptist church of Canon City and president of the board of directors of the Fremont County Publishing Company,
publishers of the Daily American and Kolorado Klan Kourier, was born at Stella, Nebraska, March 25, 1886, son of William Christian and Eliza Adelaide (Scott) Arnold, the former born in Marion, Ohio, and the latter in Muncie, Indiana. He was graduated from the Humboldt, Nebraska, high school in 1905. He took up the study of pharmacy and in 1907 became a registered pharmacist in Nebraska; was
for some time manager of a drug store and then was made pharmacist and steward for the Nebraska State Soldiers and Sailors Home. Meanwhile he was carrying on theological studies; in 1912 was graduated from the Rochester (New York) Theological Seminary; was ordained to the ministry of the Baptist church and began his service as a clergyman in Ohio, serving his denomination at Urband
and Marysville, Ohio.
He has been a resident of Colorado since 1918. In 1920 he was given a life teacher's certificate for eminent service as school superintendent in Colorado, and in 1922 Oskaloosa College conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, he having received his Master degree from that institution in 1917. During the period 1922-1925, Dr. Arnold served as chaplain of the Colorado state penitentiary where his work became widely known and his services highly commended by national prison experts. In 1920 he was installed as pastor of the First Baptist church of Canon City and so continues. In 1922 he was the vice president of the Colorado State Baptist Convention.
He has been the grand dragon of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in the state of Colorado since November, 1925, and is recognized as one of the national leaders of the Klan. For three years he rendered military service as member of Howitzer Company 6 of the One Hundred and Fifty-seventy Infantry. He is affiliated with the Masons, the Odd Fellows, and the Woodmen of the World; is a member of the Colorado State Historical Society, the Society of Applied Psychology, The National Geographic Society, the American Nature Association, and the American Anthropological Society.
On February 6, 1916, at Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Arnold married Anna
Ellena Kuper, and they have five children: Helen Myrtle, Garfield Kuper, Wenonah Adelaide, Ruth Eloise; and Gladys Elaine.
Source: "History of Colorado," published by Linderman Co., Inc. Denver 1927
Author: James H. Baker & LeRoy R. Hafen, Ph D. Pages 542-545
Hellen Kuper Arnold (1886 - 1976)*
Kuper G. Arnold (1913 - 1928)*
GPS (lat/lon): 38.42393, -105.22874
Created by: Doyle Brewer
Record added: Jan 20, 2009
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