Biographical Sketch of Frank Wellington Luce, D. D.
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Luce, Frank Wellington, D. D.; minister (Methodist Episcopal); born, Iowa, March 24, 1858; son of Israel and Almira Denison Luce; educated, public schools, Anamosa, Ia., Cornell College. Mt. Vernon, Ia., D. D., degree from Upper Iowa University, at Fayette, Ia.; married, Anamosa, Ia., Aug. 11, 1878, Mary E. Snyder; two daughters, Mrs. A. C. Hartman, and Miss Lillian A. Luce; was licensed to preach when 19 years old; first pastorate at 22; began as Home Missionary on the frontier of Iowa; pastor of the following churches: Clear Lake, Hampton, Marion, Davenport and Cedar Falls, Ia.; Maple Ave. Church, St. Louis, Mo.; First Church, Akron, O., and for five years pastor of the First Methodist Church, Cleveland; lecturer and platform speaker on religious and educational subjects; member Northeastern Ohio Conference of The Methodist Episcopal Church, and The American Ass’n for the Advancement of Science; member Free and Accepted Masons, and Chamber of Commerce.