|Birth: ||Apr. 8, 1876|
|Death: ||Mar. 16, 1951|
Los Angeles County
Dr. Shoufler, 74, Retired Baptist Clergyman, Dies
Edward Everett Shoufler, Th.D., 74, of 752 Olive Ave., retired Baptist minister and author, died Friday in a Long Beach hospital following a short illness.
He was born April 8, 1876, in a log cabin near Kingston, Caldwell County, Mo., and when 2 years old, after loss of his father, he was taken by foster parents in a covered wagon to Jewell County, Kan., where he spent his boyhood. Left homeless at 14, he worked at various jobs, and at 19, secured a teacher's certificate and taught in various schools in Kansas.
He volunteered in the Spanish-American War and served with a Kansas regiment. On returning to civilian life, he attended Ottawa University, University of Nebraska and Colgate Theological Seminary. He won honors in essay writing, debating and oratory and was chosen faculty representative at the International Student and Teachers Conference held at Yale University.
He left the teaching profession and was ordained into the Baptist ministry, serving pastorates in New York state, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Idaho and California. He also served a term as a missionary under the Home Mission Board of the American Baptist Missionary Society. He retired from the active ministry in 1927 and located in Long Beach. Here he was active in First Baptist Church, and in community affairs.
He wrote a book of poems, "Wayside Warbles," published by Exposition Press, New York City, and stories for various daily newspapers and other periodicals under the nom de plume of Whit Weatherby. He received his doctor of theology degree from the American Bible College in 1947, at Syracuse, N. Y. where he was pastor in 1912.
He belonged to William McKinley camp 23, United Spanish War Veterans and had served as commander and as department chaplain. He was active in the Long Beach Writers' Club, Professional Writers' Club, Writers' Market League, Kansas Society, and the Men's Bible class of First Baptist Church. He was acting president of Townsend Club 12. Since 1948, he had served on the faculty of the American Bible College, Los Angeles branch.
Surviving are the widow, Myrtle; a son, Lawrence L. Shoufler, Long Beach; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Launders of Las Vegasn, Nev.; a half-sister, Mrs. Hannah Belle Cross of Chicago, Ill., and two grandsons in Long Beach.
Funeral will be Tuesday at 10 a.m., with service in Mottell's chapel. Dr. Bryant Wilson, co-pastor of First Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Sunnyside Memorial Park.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram (Long Beach, California) on March 18, 1951.
Myrtle Maxwell Shoufler (1879 - 1973)
Dorothy Ione Shoufler Launders (1911 - 1966)*
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Long Beach)
Los Angeles County
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