Eddy, Sherwood, 1871-1963Variant names
YMCA secretary for Asia, evangelist and author.
From the description of Letter of Sherwood Eddy, 1932. (Wheaton College). WorldCat record id: 31743372
George Sherwood Eddy was born in Leavenworth, Kansas on January 19, 1871. He prepared at Phillips-Andover Academy in Massachusetts from 1887-1888 and earned a Ph.B. degree from Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University in 1891. He attended Union Theological Seminary and graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary, 1891-1896. Eddy worked for the YMCA, Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions, and American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. He was appointed YMCA secretary for Asia in 1911. He taught at Illinois College and MacMurray College in 1949. Eddy wrote and published numerous books and pamphlets from 1895-1955. He died in Jacksonville, Illinois on November 4, 1963.
From the description of George Sherwood Eddy papers, 1851-1981 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702165167
1871, January 19:
Born Leavenworth, Kansas, son of George Alfred and Margaret Louise Norton Eddy
Preparatory School at Phillips-Andover Academy, Massachusetts
Ph.B. Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University
1891- 1896: Worked for Y.M.C.A. and Student Volunteer Movement for Foreign Missions in New York City; Attended Union Theological Seminary; Graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary
1896- 1911: Worked in India under auspices of the International Committee of the Y.M.C.A. and the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions; Traveling Secretary for the S.V.M. in India and Ceylon; While visiting in India, Eddy's mother organized the Kodaikanal School
1898, November 10:
Married Alice Maud Harriet Arden (1873-1945) - Children: Margaret M. (d. 1932); Arden (d. 1917)
Attended Tokyo Conference of the World Student Christian Federation
Appointed Y.M.C.A. Secretary for Asia; Worked with students of Japan, Karea, China, India, the Near East and Russia--an honorary worker without salary; Addressed Chinese provincial parliaments and boards of government institutions.
Held evangelistic meetings with John R. Mott throughout Asia
1915- 1917: Y.M.C.A. Secretary working with British and American armies in France during World War I
M.A. (Honorary) LL.D. College of Wooster; M.A. (Honorary) Yale
1921- 1957: Led traveling seminars to England and the continent; more than 1500 American leaders participated
Retired from the Y.M.C.A.
Aided in organization of the interracial Delta Cooperative Farms in Mississippi
Married Catherine Louise Gates
Moved to Jacksonville, Illinois; Taught at Illinois College and MacMurray College
1895- 1955: Wrote and published numerous books and pamphlets including God in History (1947), You Will Survive After Death (1950), and his autobiography, Eighty Adventurous Years (1955).
1963, November 4:
Died Jacksonville, Illinois
Biographical information taken from: Who Was Who in America, Volume IV 1961-1968, Sherwood Eddy, Eighty Adventurous Years, and Biographical Documentation, Series IV
From the guide to the George Sherwood Eddy Papers, 1851-1981, (Yale University Divinity School Library)
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