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 Charles Wordsworth Nevin

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Charles Wordsworth Nevin

Charles was a clergyman and banker. He and his wife, Harriet Ogden, had five children: Dorothy; Ogden, Charles, Perot, and Leroy.

From "Who's Who In Pennsylvania: A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporaries" edited by John W. Leonard, 1908: "His [Charles's] father was a poet of considerable fame, many of his hymns being published throughout America and Europe and as far as India."

"Mr. Nevin was graduated from the Fewsmith School, Philadelphia in 1875 as valedictorian of his class, and in 1879 was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, as A. B. On leaving college he engaged in newspaper work, continuing in this labor for five years in Philadelphia and New York. He subsequently entered the Princeton Theological Seminary, and studied philosophy under Dr. McCosh and Hebrew under Professor Green, and was graduated in 1887. From that date till 1890 he was examiner in Hebrew and the classics in the Presbytery of Monmouth, N.J., and pastor of the Calvary Presbyterian Church at Riverton, N.J."

"During 1890-1891 he was associate editor of the Sunday School Times at Philadelphia. He declined an offer of the chair of Old Testament theology and Hebrew in Ursinus Theological Seminary, and accepted in 1891 the pastorship of the First Presbyterian Church, Clifton Heights, Pa.; in 1893 he became pastor of the South Broad Street Presbyterian Church, PHiladelphia."

"For a number of years (1908), Mr. Nevin has not been engaged in ministerial works. He has been president of Cinnaminson National Bank of Riverton since its organization and is attorney for one of the large estates of New Jersey."

"Mr. Nevin has his summer houses at Riverton, N.J., and on the Island of Conanicut, R.I."

Charles died at the age of 52 from complications of diabetes. At the time of his death, he was as yet serving as president of Cinnaminson National Bank.

Biography compiled by David M. Pierce, September 14, 2014.

Photo credit: Universities and Their Sons, edited by Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, etc. page 357, 1900.

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