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Dr Edward Increase Bosworth

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Dr Edward Increase Bosworth

Birth
Dundas, Richland County, Illinois, USA
Death
1 Jul 1927 (aged 66)
Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio, USA
Burial
Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio, USA GPS-Latitude: 41.2846926, Longitude: -82.2343747
Plot
I-046-01
Memorial ID
View Source
from Oberlin Heritage Center, Westwood Cemetery inventory database

COMMENTS
Husband of Bertha McClure Bosworth (I-051-04)
"Into the Light [in Greek]" "STUDENT AND TEACHER / IN OBERLIN COLLEGE / FOR FORTY-FIVE YEARS" [For biographical information, see p. 37 of Westwood: A Historical and Interpretive View of Oberlin's Cemetery, Oberlin, Ohio (Oberlin: Oberlin Historical and Improvement Organization, 1997) and .]
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Edward Increase Bosworth, B.A. 1883.

Born January 10, 1861, in Dundee, Ill.
Died July 1, 1927, in Oberlin, Ohio.

Father, Frank Smith Bosworth, a business man; son of Benjamin F. and Almira (Smith) Bosworth; descendant, through the line of Nathaniel Bosworth, of Edward Bosworth,
who died on board the "Elizabeth and Dorcas" as the ship was entering Boston harbor in 1634.

Mother, Sarah (Hunt) Bosworth; daughter of the Rev. Ward E. Hunt, one of the founders of Oberlin College, and Mary (Bascom) Hunt; descendant of William Hunt, who came to this country from England in 1635 and settled at Concord, N. H. Elgin (111) Academy.

Attended Oberlin College for two years (1879-1881) before entering Yale as a Junior in 1881; philosophical oration appointment Senior year; Townsend Premium in English composition; chairman of Ivy Committee, member Phi Beta Kappa B D Oberlin 1886; during first two years of his theological course taught Latin and mathematics in preparatory department of the college, ordained to Congregational ministry July 13, 1886, at Mount Vernon, Ohio, where he held a pastorate for a year; had been connected with Oberlin Graduate School of Theology since 1887 as professor of the English Bible until 1892 and since then as professor of New Testament language and literature (Morgan Professor since 1902); dean of the school 1903-1910 and 1921-23 and senior dean 1910-1921, acting president of Oberlin College 1918-19; member prudential committee 1910-1923; chairman of general faculty 1919-1926; appointed member of standing committee on presidential succession at Oberlin January 1,1927; studied at University of Leipsic 1790-91 and at Athens, Greece, during winter of 1891-92, M A Oberlin 1893, D.D. 1901, lecturer for World Student Christian Federation Conference m Japan 1907 and in Turkey 1911; also speaker at Centenary Missionary Conference in Shanghai 1907; lecturer on the Mernck Foundation at Ohio Wesleyan University 1913; lecturer at School of Religion, Athens, in spring of 1927; member of Commission on Evangelism of National Council of Congregational Churches (name changed in 1924 to Commission on Evangelism and Devotional Life) since 1921, having been reappointed in 1925 for a term of six years; elected a corporate member of American Board 1923; author: Studies in the Acts and Epistles (1898), Studies in the 'Teaching of Jesus and His Apostles (1901), Studies in the Life of Jesus Christ (1904),
New Studies in Acts (1908), Christ in Everyday Life (1910), Thirty Studies about Jesus (1917), Commentary on the Epistle
of Paul to the Romans (in the series of The Bible for Home and Schooly edited by Shailer Mathews) (1919), and What it Means to be a Christian (1922); charter member Oberlin chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (1907); member Society of Biblical Exegesis, Society of Social Science, Oriental Society, and United Church (Congregational), Oberlin.

Married October 1, 1891, in Elgin, Bertha Belle McClure (Ph B. Oberlin 1889), daughter of Lawrence Finla and Fannie (Wilder) McClure.
Children: Lawrence McClure (died m 1911); Edward Franklin (B.A. Oberlin 1916, B D. 1923); Richard Wilder (B A. Oberlin 1923, M.B.A Harvard 1925), and Sarah Frances. Mrs. Bosworth died December 31, 1924
Death due to pneumonia.
Buried in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.

Survived by two sons, daughter, and a sister, Mrs Walter F. Skeele, of Los Angeles, Calif.

http://mssa.library.yale.edu/obituary_record/1925_1952/1927-28.pdf
from Oberlin Heritage Center, Westwood Cemetery inventory database

COMMENTS
Husband of Bertha McClure Bosworth (I-051-04)
"Into the Light [in Greek]" "STUDENT AND TEACHER / IN OBERLIN COLLEGE / FOR FORTY-FIVE YEARS" [For biographical information, see p. 37 of Westwood: A Historical and Interpretive View of Oberlin's Cemetery, Oberlin, Ohio (Oberlin: Oberlin Historical and Improvement Organization, 1997) and .]
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Edward Increase Bosworth, B.A. 1883.

Born January 10, 1861, in Dundee, Ill.
Died July 1, 1927, in Oberlin, Ohio.

Father, Frank Smith Bosworth, a business man; son of Benjamin F. and Almira (Smith) Bosworth; descendant, through the line of Nathaniel Bosworth, of Edward Bosworth,
who died on board the "Elizabeth and Dorcas" as the ship was entering Boston harbor in 1634.

Mother, Sarah (Hunt) Bosworth; daughter of the Rev. Ward E. Hunt, one of the founders of Oberlin College, and Mary (Bascom) Hunt; descendant of William Hunt, who came to this country from England in 1635 and settled at Concord, N. H. Elgin (111) Academy.

Attended Oberlin College for two years (1879-1881) before entering Yale as a Junior in 1881; philosophical oration appointment Senior year; Townsend Premium in English composition; chairman of Ivy Committee, member Phi Beta Kappa B D Oberlin 1886; during first two years of his theological course taught Latin and mathematics in preparatory department of the college, ordained to Congregational ministry July 13, 1886, at Mount Vernon, Ohio, where he held a pastorate for a year; had been connected with Oberlin Graduate School of Theology since 1887 as professor of the English Bible until 1892 and since then as professor of New Testament language and literature (Morgan Professor since 1902); dean of the school 1903-1910 and 1921-23 and senior dean 1910-1921, acting president of Oberlin College 1918-19; member prudential committee 1910-1923; chairman of general faculty 1919-1926; appointed member of standing committee on presidential succession at Oberlin January 1,1927; studied at University of Leipsic 1790-91 and at Athens, Greece, during winter of 1891-92, M A Oberlin 1893, D.D. 1901, lecturer for World Student Christian Federation Conference m Japan 1907 and in Turkey 1911; also speaker at Centenary Missionary Conference in Shanghai 1907; lecturer on the Mernck Foundation at Ohio Wesleyan University 1913; lecturer at School of Religion, Athens, in spring of 1927; member of Commission on Evangelism of National Council of Congregational Churches (name changed in 1924 to Commission on Evangelism and Devotional Life) since 1921, having been reappointed in 1925 for a term of six years; elected a corporate member of American Board 1923; author: Studies in the Acts and Epistles (1898), Studies in the 'Teaching of Jesus and His Apostles (1901), Studies in the Life of Jesus Christ (1904),
New Studies in Acts (1908), Christ in Everyday Life (1910), Thirty Studies about Jesus (1917), Commentary on the Epistle
of Paul to the Romans (in the series of The Bible for Home and Schooly edited by Shailer Mathews) (1919), and What it Means to be a Christian (1922); charter member Oberlin chapter of Phi Beta Kappa (1907); member Society of Biblical Exegesis, Society of Social Science, Oriental Society, and United Church (Congregational), Oberlin.

Married October 1, 1891, in Elgin, Bertha Belle McClure (Ph B. Oberlin 1889), daughter of Lawrence Finla and Fannie (Wilder) McClure.
Children: Lawrence McClure (died m 1911); Edward Franklin (B.A. Oberlin 1916, B D. 1923); Richard Wilder (B A. Oberlin 1923, M.B.A Harvard 1925), and Sarah Frances. Mrs. Bosworth died December 31, 1924
Death due to pneumonia.
Buried in Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin.

Survived by two sons, daughter, and a sister, Mrs Walter F. Skeele, of Los Angeles, Calif.

http://mssa.library.yale.edu/obituary_record/1925_1952/1927-28.pdf


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