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Brief biography - 'Fhe first Universalist in...
'Fhe first Universalist in Massachusetts is the Ilev. Chai-lc-i Ctmklin of Springfield, but soon to be of Boston. 'I'ho I’nlversali.stH of Massaclmsdt.-; in convention elected Mr. Conklin State superintendent to liold ri.vlvu! services in some cliurches, to assist In strcngllicning otlier churches ami to found, where neeiled, otlier churches. Mr. Conklin hns nlrcady entered upon his new dutie.s and is holding revival services tor the Church in Aslimont Hall, near I’l-al.ody .squ.are, I)or- cliester. A large number of interested persons were pro.«t nt evening to bear Mr. Conklin spo.ak upon "The Golden Rule Und.-r Mo.lcrn i.ights” Mr. (^onklin was born in Nym-k, N. Y., ! in 1855. While a stu.b nt -.f law in the i offlco of Judge Manning .Xf. Knapp, ^at the age of 17. he resolved to fur the ministry. He received his «eminar?- training at Bt. Lawrence Untveislly and was ordained in 1876. His first pastorate was at Mt. Vernon, N. Y. Here a congregation of 25 worslUp- ping in a hall sron Ifi-f-.'iine a congregation of JoO housed in .n chun h. Mr. (.’onklin wlpe.l our a ii< ht of $19.990 on his church Mhiie in Troy and wa« later c.-illed to Uiiels.a and to the Intlr,- entlal (Tuirrh of the Tied.erner in Chi-' cago. Two new churehes in KpringJield. where Mr. Conklin liub beo.n for the past three years, owe their origin to his initiative. Gne began in nn upper tenem.nt and the other in a store, l>ut i.oth are now in the possession of heauiiful houses of worship and are prosperous. i

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  1. Boston Post,
  2. 22 Oct 1902, Wed,
  3. Page 2

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