1842–1915

Introduction

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Born: No­vem­ber 25, 1842, Rox­bu­ry, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Died: May 8, 1915, Day­ton, Ohio.

Buried: Wood­land Ce­me­te­ry and Ar­bo­re­tum, Day­ton, Ohio.

Biography

Henry was the son of phi­lan­thro­pist Gard­ner Col­by and Ma­ry Low Ro­berts, and hus­band of Ma­ry Liz­zie Cham­ber­lin.

He was ed­u­cat­ed at Brown Un­i­ver­si­ty, Pro­vi­dence, Rhode Is­land (AB 1862, AM 1865, hon­or­a­ry DD 1882); and New­ton The­o­lo­gic­al In­sti­tu­tion, New­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts, 1867.

He served as pre­si­dent of the Am­er­i­can Bap­tist Mis­sion­a­ry Un­ion (1865–68); held a pas­tor­ate at Day­ton, Ohio (1868–1903); was pre­si­dent of the Board of Trust­ees, De­ni­son Un­i­ver­si­ty; and served as pre­si­dent of the Ohio Bap­tist Con­ven­tion (1883–86).

His hymn Wait­ing on the Eve of La­bor was sung at the gra­du­a­tion of his class at New­ton The­o­lo­gic­al In­sti­tu­tion, June 26, 1867.

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