Rev Elmer Danforth Colcord


Rev Elmer Danforth Colcord

Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 12 Aug 1994 (aged 98)
Boothbay Harbor, Lincoln County, Maine, USA
Burial Boothbay, Lincoln County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 142991788 View Source

Rev. Elmer D. Colcord, 98, died Friday, August 12, 1994, at a local hospital. He attended schools in Canton, Mass., and was a graduate of Tufts University, where he obtained a degree in theology. He worked his way through college as a conductor on the street cars in Boston.

He taught psychology at Springfield College, and also taught in Trenton, N.J. He obtained his master's and doctorate degrees at Rutgers University in New Jersey. During World War II, he was very active in civil defense work.

In 1944, he and his wife began spending summers at Boothbay Harbor, and they returned for the past 50 summers.

A minister for the First Universalist Unitarian Church, he served congregations in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., Provincetown, Mass., and Gardiner before going to a congregation in Somerville, Mass., where he retired in 1985.

Dr. Colcord was proud to be the oldest living alumnus of Tufts University.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Evelyn Huntsinger Colcord; a daughter Carol Smale of Washington; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A son, Robin, died in 1984.

--Portland (ME) Press Herald, August 13, 1994

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