Born: May 17, 1847, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Died: November 4, 1924, Farmingdale, New York.
Buried: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.
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.
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