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Francis Harold Rowley
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Birth: Jul. 25, 1854
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 14, 1952
Massachusetts, USA

Hymn writer, Baptist minister, and humanitarian. In 1886, he wrote "I Will Sing the Wondrous Story." A doctor's son, Rowley attended the University of Rochester and Rochester Theological Seminary in New York. He was ordained a Baptist minister in 1878, and pastored for over 30 years in several loca­tions: Titusville, Pennsylvania; North Adams, Massachusetts; Oak Park, Illinois; Fall River, Massachusetts; and at the First Baptist Church in Boston, Massachusetts. Around 1908, he became president of the Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, where he served until retirement in 1945. Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia, named the Rowley School of Humanities after him.
Created by: Tom Childers
Record added: Sep 27, 2009
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Francis Harold Rowley
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