November 28, 1822, Boston, Massachusetts.

November 27, 1895, Boston, Massachusetts.

Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Octavius was the son of hymnist Na­than­i­el Froth­ing­ham, and husband of Car­o­line Eliz­a­beth Cur­tis.

He graduated from Har­vard University (1843) and Har­vard Divinity School (1846). He pastored at the North Church, Sa­lem, Mas­sa­chu­setts (1847–55); the Independent Liberal Church, Jer­sey City, New Jer­sey (1855–59); and the Third Congregational Un­i­tar­i­an Society, New York City (1859–79). He was known as a leader of the Free Religious movement. His works include:

  1. Thou Lord of Hosts