Bushnell, Samuel Clarke, 1852-1930

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B.A. Yale, 1874, B.D., 1877; pastor of First Congregational Church, Acushnet, New Bedford, Mass., 1878-1890; pastor of Orthodox Church (Pleasant Street Congregational), Arlington, Mass., 1890-1920; acting pastor of United (Congregational) Church, New Haven, Conn., 1922-1923.

From the description of Samuel Clarke Bushnell papers, 1852-1930 (inclusive) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145078506

From the description of Samuel Clarke Bushnell papers, 1852-1930 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702166433

B. A. Yale, 1874, B.D., 1877; pastor of First Congregatinal Church, Acushnet, New Bedford, Mass., 1878-1890; pastor of Orthodox Church (Pleasant Street Congregational), Arlington, Mass., 1890-1920; acting pastor of United (Congregational) Church, New Haven, Conn., 1922-1923.

From the description of Samuel Clarke Bushnell papers, 1877-1928 (inclusive). (Yale University). WorldCat record id: 702153547

  • 1852 Mar 8: Born in New Haven, CT
  • 1874: B.A., Yale College
  • 1877: B.D., Yale Divinity School
  • 1879: Ordained as Congregational minister
  • 1878 - 1890 : Served First Congregational Church in New Bedford, MA
  • 1890 - 1920 : Served Orthodox Church (Pleasant Street Congregational) in Arlington, MA
  • 1917 - 1918 : Alumni Lecturer, Yale Divinity School
  • 1920 - 1928 : Resided in New Haven; preached at United Church; acting pastor there 1922-1923
  • 1928: Died

From the guide to the Samuel Clarke Bushnell Papers, 1877-1928, (Yale University Divinity School Library)

B.A. Yale, 1874, B.D., 1877; pastor of First Congregational Church, Acushnet, New Bedford, Mass., 1878-1890; pastor of Orthodox Church (Pleasant Street Congregational), Arlington, Mass., 1890-1920; acting pastor of United (Congregational) Church, New Haven, Conn., 1922-1923.

Samuel Clarke Bushnell, B.A. 1874.

Born March 8, 1852, in New Haven, Conn. Died April 27, 1930, in New Haven, Conn.

Father, Cornelius Scranton Bushnell; established whole-sale grocery business of Bushnell & Company in New Haven; also a shipbuilder; instrumental in extension of Shore Line Railroad to New London and an incorporator of Union Pacific Railroad; member of Connecticut Legislature; his services as financial sponsor of the "Monitor" and his responsibility for its adoption by the Union through his influence with President Lincoln are marked by the bronze tablet on the Ericson-Bushnell; monument at Chapel Street and Derby Avenue, New Haven; son of Nathan and Chloe (Scranton) Bushnell, of Madison, Conn. Mother, Emily Fowler (Clark) Bushnell; daughter of Samuel and Mary Emeline (Fowler) Clark, of New Haven. Yale relatives include: Winthrop G. Bushnell, '88, and Levi I. Bushnell, ex -'91 (brothers); and Cornelius B. Watson, '08 S., and Henry T. Bushnell, '22 (nephews).

Hopkins Grammar School. On Freshman Hat Committee, Class Supper Committee Junior year; Junior and Senior Promenade committees, and Class Cup and Church committees; member '74, Barge Crew No. 2, Freshman year; played in first Yale-Princeton football game Senior year, secretary of University Baseball Club Junior year and president Senior year and manager of Baseball Team Senior year; vice-president of Yale Missionary Society; a Class deacon; member Delta Kappa, Phi Theta Psi, Psi Upsilon, and Skull and Bones.

Studied in Yale Divinity School 1874-1877 (B.D.1877); during his course preached at East Braintree, Vt., in summer of 1876; took a trip around the world 1877-1878 and then became pastor of First Congregational Church, Acushnet, New Bedford, Mass., where he remained until 1890, his ordination taking place June 4, 1879, pastor of Orthodox Church (Pleasant Street Congregational), Arlington, Mass., 1890-1920; had since made his home in New Haven; served as acting pastor of United (Congregational) Church 1922-1923; appointed as delegate of that church to New Haven Council of Churches in 1929 and 1930; trustee of Robbins Library in Arlington 1894-1921, (chairman of the board 1898-1921); had been member of school boards of Arlington and New Bedford; vice-president, 1905-1917, president 1919, and director 1896-1919 of Congregational Church Union; a director of American Congregational Association 1911-1919, Congregational Education Society 1907-1914, American Peace Society of Boston 1895-1915, and New Haven Y.M.C.A. 1927-1930; trustee of Tabor Academy, Marion, Mass., since 1889 (member of the original board); director of E. C. Scranton Memorial Library, Madison, Conn., since 1907; member of executive committee of Massachusetts Federation of Churches 1910-1918; secretary of Winthrop Club of Boston 1900-1922; vice-chairman of national executive committee to reestablish Hopkins Grammar School as a national institution 1923; member of Yale Board of Friends of Boys, Inc., of New Haven 1928-1930; represented Yale Club of Boston on Alumni Board 1914-1919; and served as chairman of the board 1916-1919; one of special committee of three to consider and report to the board with regard to the effort to be made by which other members of the Corporation than the six alumni fellows might be selected by the alumni-at-large; ex-officio member of Alumni Board as president of Divinity School Alumni Association 1922-1925; president of Associated New England Yale Clubs 1914-1916 (chairman of the committee on relations with Yale) and of Yale Club of Boston 1903-1906 and again 1916-1917; second vice-president of Yale Alumni Association of New Haven 1924-1926 and president 1926-1927; vice-president of Yale Association of Class Secretaries 1915; a governor of Yale Publishing Association 1922-1924; trustee of Yale-in-China 1921-1930; member Yale Bowl Committee of Twenty-one; secretary of Class of 1874 since 1914 and Class agent since 1928, and secretary of his class in the Divinity School since 1877; had published sermons in pamphlet form from time to time and three other pamphlets, The Story of the Monitor and the Merrimac (1926), Robert Collyer (1926), and A Brief Tribute to Dr. George E. Munroe, '74 (1926); had contributed to Yale Alumni Weekly and to the 50th Anniversary Supplement of Yale Daily News (1928); had preached at many boys' preparatory schools, including Andover, Exeter, Milton and Tabor academies, Westminster and Pomfret schools, and Cornwall-on-Hudson Military Academy, had delivered an annual sermon at the Madison (Conn.) Congregational Church every summer for thirty-nine years, and in 1892 preached the historical sermon at the 50th anniversary of the Orthodox Congregational Church at Arlington and in 1921 at the 50th anniversary of the church in East Braintree, Vt.; had also delivered numerous addresses; former member of the Monday and Fortnightly clubs (ministerial clubs); member Arlington, Madison, and New Haven Colony Historical societies, Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut, and United Church, New Haven.

Married October 14, 1880, in Boston, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Bishop (Beals) Kendall. Children: Alice Kendall and Samuel Kendall, '14 and '15 S.

Death due to uremia and angina pectoris. Buried in Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven. Survived by wife, daughter, son, and a sister, Mrs. Gilbert L. Watson, of Parkersburg, W. Va.

-from the Yale College Obituary Record pp. 41-44

From the guide to the Samuel Clarke Bushnell papers, 1852-1930, (Manuscripts and Archives)

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