Warren Fay Carothers

Warren Fay Carothers

Birth
Giddings, Lee County, Texas, USA
Death 12 Feb 1953 (aged 81)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Bartlett, Bell County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 55008507 · View Source
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A self-taught attorney, Warren Fay Carothers was admitted to the Texas bar in 1894. He started preaching in 1896 and received his license as a "local preacher" from the Methodists three years later. In 1905, while pastor of the Texas Holiness Church in Beeville, Texas, Carothers came upon the teachings of Charles Fox Parham; he affiliated with the pentecostal movement and became Parham's field director in the Apostolic Faith movement Assemblies of God two years later. As an executive with that newly formed denomination, Carothers argued against allowing women to preach, and he worked tirelessly for greater cooperation among the various pentecostal bodies. His efforts at ecumenism, however, met with little effect, and in 1923, he withdrew from the Assemblies to form an independent church in Houston, where he was appointed a federal judge in 1933.
--from the Encyclopedia of Evangelism by Randall Herbert Balmer

Carothers was a Houston, TX businessman, attorney and inventor. From 1910-1920, he owned the largest private astronomical observatory in the South. He was also co-editor of the National Journal with Dr. Willis L. Moore of the US Weather Bureau. His judgeship was as a U. S. Commissioner and he served in the position until his death. A number of his rulings and cases can be reviewed from contemporary newspaper accounts and the official case files.

In addition to his business and religious interests, he was also a genealogist and collected information from the older generation while they were still living. He generated an enormous family tree that detailed all the known family members of the Stockton, Bumpass, White, and Murphree families that became a primary source for much of the early family research.


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  • Created by: GSP1946
  • Added: 15 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55008507
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Warren Fay Carothers (22 Jan 1872–12 Feb 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55008507, citing Stockton Cemetery, Bartlett, Bell County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by GSP1946 (contributor 47319948) .