1830–1907

Introduction

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 1, 1830, New Ha­ven, Con­nec­ti­cut.

Died: May 12, 1907, As­so­net, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Buried: Grove Street Ce­me­te­ry, New Ha­ven, Con­nec­ti­cut.

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Biography

Leonard W. was the son of hym­nist Le­on­ard Ba­con.

He gra­du­at­ed from Yale Un­i­ver­si­ty, New Ha­ven, Con­nec­ti­cut, in 1850.

He served pas­tor­ates at the First Church, Litch­field, Con­nec­ti­cut; New Eng­land Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church, Brook­lyn, New York; and First Church, Stam­ford, Con­nec­ti­cut.

He then spent se­ver­al years in Eur­ope, main­ly in Ge­ne­va, Swit­zer­land, as a stu­dent, preach­er, and writ­er.

Upon re­tur­ning to Am­er­i­ca, he served as pas­tor of the Park Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church, Nor­wich, Con­nec­ti­cut (1878–82), and lat­er of oth­er Con­gre­ga­tion­al and Pres­by­te­ri­an church­es.

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