Charles Henry Watson was born on January 1, 1847, in New York. He graduated from Colgate University and Hamilton Theological School. He was ordained in 1876 in Oswego, New York. After serving churches in New York, he came to First Baptist Church of Arlington, Massachusetts in 1880 and served there until 1909. He was the 15th minister of the Conference of Baptist Ministers in Massachusetts from 1895-1897. From 1904-1931 he served on the Board of Trustees at Newton Theological Institute. He also served on the board of the Northern Baptist Education Society. He died on August 14,1931 Arlington, Massachusetts and is buried in Madison Cemetery in Hamilton, New York.
Henry E. Hinckley was born September fourteenth, 1835, Boston, Massachusetts. He received his education at Harvard University, graduating in 1860 and then from Newton Theological Institute, graduating from there in 1863. He was ordained on September 1,1862 Winchester, Massachusetts
And served there as pastor until 1866. From 1866-1870 he served as pastor at Groveland Baptist Church, and then from 1870-1878 he was pastor of the Broadway Baptist Church, Cambridge. From 1878-1893 he served East Lynn Baptist Church, and then in 1893-1899 at Roslindale Baptist Church. He retired in 1899 and worked part time as Associate Pastor at Ruggles Baptist Church. He served as the 14th President of the Conference of Baptist Ministry in Massachusetts in 1894. He died on September 14, 1916, in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is buried in Cambridge Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Daniel Worcester Faunce was born January 3, 1829, in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He received his education at Amherst College, and then Newton Theological Institute in 1858. He was ordained July 14, 1853, in Somerville, Massachusetts. He served as pastor at First Baptist Church of Somerville from 1853-1854. From 1854-1860 he served as pastor of the Pleasant St. Baptist Church in Worcester. Followed by First Baptist Malden from 1860-1866. He served as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Nashua from 1866-1875, and then at Washington Street Baptist Church in Lynn, Massachusetts from 1875-1881. From 1889-1893 he served as pastor at First Baptist Church West Newton, Massachusetts. It was during his time there that her served as President of the Conference of Baptist Ministers. (1892-1893).
He was the author several books including “The Words and Works of Jesus”, in 1867 “The Christian in the Word: an essay that received the Fletcher prize offered by Dartmouth college; “A Young Man’s Difficulties with his Bible”, 1875; “The Christian Experience”1880; and “The Resurrection in Nature and in Revelation”1884. In 1880 he received an Honorary Doctorate from Amherst College. He died January 3, 1911, in Providence, RI and Buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn, Massachusetts.
William Stokes Apsey was born on May 22, 1836, in England. He received his education was at Colgate University. He was ordained in 1861 in Preston Hollow, New York. He served as pastor at Bennington, Vermont from and then was called to the Northern Avenue Baptist Church in Cambridge in 1868. He remained there for 25 years retiring in 1894. But in 1895 he was called to the First Baptist Church in Reading and served there until 1898. He was active in the work of the Boston North Baptist Association and the Northern Baptist Education Society. Finally retiring in 1898, he lived in Somerville, Massachusetts until his death on February 14, 1904, Somerville, Massachusetts and is buried at Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Benjamin Allen Greene was born November 6, 1845, in Harrisville, Rhode Island. He received his education at Brown University graduating in 1872 and graduated from Newton Theological Institute in 1875. He was ordained on June 11, 1875, in Providence, Rhode Island. He served as pastor of First Baptist Church of Westboro from 1875-1882. He then served as pastor of the Washington Street Baptist Church in Lynn, Massachusetts. He was the 11th President of the Conference of Baptist Ministers in Massachusetts from 1889-1890. He was also a trustee at Newton Theological Institute from 1887-1899 and as a Trustee of Northern Baptist Education Society. He died May 12, 1915, in St. Petersburg, Florida and is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn, Massachusetts.