1847–1924

Introduction

Born: May 17, 1847, Wor­ces­ter, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Died: No­vem­ber 4, 1924, Farm­ing­dale, New York.

Buried: Green-Wood Ce­me­te­ry, Brook­lyn, New York.

portrait

Biography

Luther was the hus­band of Em­ma Is­a­do­ra Shaw. His obit­u­a­ry in the Brook­lyn Eagle, No­vem­ber 6, 1924, page 22, re­port­ed­ly stat­ed he was a li­ne­al des­cend­ant of Mar­tin Lu­ther and of Charles Car­roll, a sign­er of the Am­er­i­can De­cla­ra­tion of In­de­pend­ence.

He at­tend­ed Brown Un­i­ver­si­ty, Pro­vi­dence, Rhode Is­land. He was a jour­nal­ist and lay ev­an­gel­ist be­fore be­ing or­dained a Bap­tist min­is­ter in 1886.

He served at the First Bap­tist Church, Bridge­port, Con­nec­ti­cut (1891–93), and wrote about 25 hymns.

Publications

Sources

Lyrics

Help Needed

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of Lu­ther, would you send us an e-mail?