1849–1907

Introduction

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Born: Ju­ly 4, 1849, West­min­ster, Ver­mont.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 9, 1907, Co­ro­na, Ca­li­for­nia.

Buried: Co­ro­na Sun­ny­slope Ce­me­te­ry, Co­ro­na, Ca­li­for­nia.

Biography

Charles was the son of Al­van Dick­in­son and Eli­za Tit­comb.

A gift­ed ac­a­de­mic, he be­gan teach­ing at Al­ba­ny Acad­e­my around 1867. He went on to gra­du­ate from Phil­lips Acad­e­my, An­do­ver, Mas­sa­chu­setts (1872); Har­vard Un­i­ver­si­ty (1876); and An­do­ver Se­mi­na­ry (1879).

He was or­dained a Con­gre­ga­tion­al min­is­ter in 1879, pas­tor­ing in Port­land, Maine; Low­ell, Mas­sa­chu­setts (1882–88); and at the Berk­e­ley Street Church, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

While in Bos­ton, Dick­in­son cru­sad­ed for the bet­ter­ment of the ci­ty’s poor, and his ef­forts helped lead to the es­tab­lish­ment of the Bos­ton Float­ing Hosp­ital.

In 1894, he founded the Kurn Hat­tin Homes in West­min­ster, Ver­mont, which serve un­der­pri­vi­leged child­ren.

He re­tired in 1899 due to ill health, and moved to Co­ro­na, Ca­li­for­nia.

In his eu­lo­gy, de­liv­ered by a close friend, was this quote:

In this life, 58 years, In ac­tive pas­tor­ates, 22 years. In in­flu­ence and in­spi­ra­tion, his works do fol­low him.

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