September 28, 1889, Watertown, Massachusetts.

July 1964, Weekapaug, Rhode Island.

Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Massachusetts.

Son of James Henry Gilkey and Mary Lotte Johnson, and husband of Calma Wright Howe, Gilkey graduated from Harvard College (1912) and Union Theological Seminary, New York City. He was a teacher and chaplain at Amherst College, then, starting in 1917, pastored at the South Congregational Church, Springfield, Massachusetts, until retiring in 1954. In 1926, he was the commencement speaker at the University of Connecticut. Gilkey’s works include:

  1. O God, in Whose Great Purpose
  2. Outside the Holy City