Burton, Charles Emerson; clergyman; born, Iowa, March 19, 1869; son of John Henry and Jane A. Simons Burton; educated, Carleton College, A. B., 1895, M. A., 1898, Chicago Theological Seminary, King; issue,B. D., 1898, Carleton College, D. D., 1911; married; Menoken, N. D., Oct. 17, 1898, Cora Viola Dorothy Viola, Lyndon David, Malcolm King and Myron Simons; preached before and during college course in the missions and churches of the Congregational order of Minneapolis; spent summer vacations preaching in home missionary churches in Minnesota and North Dakota; pastor Puritan Church, Chicago, 1895-1898, Lyndale Church, Minneapolis, 1899-1909; associate pastor to Dr. Washington Gladden, First Congregational Church, Columbus, O., 1909 and 1910; began pastorate Euclid Avenue Church, Cleveland, March 1, 1911; trustee Congregational Home Missionary Society, New York, Congregational Union, Cleveland, National Anti-Saloon League; former trustee of Carleton College and Chicago Theological Seminary; member Delta Sigma Rho (honor) Fraternity; member Business Men’s Club, Y. M. C. A., and Congregational Club, Cleveland and vicinity (pres. 1913-1914); won oratorical honors of college and state of Minnesota; interested in social and civic application of religion, helped organize Minneapolis Congregational Union, Council of Churches, Columbus, and Federated Churches, Cleveland.
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