Frank William Padelford was born on April 6, 1872, in Haverhill, Massachusetts. He received his education at Colby College and then Rochester Theological School graduated from there in 1897. He was ordained November 16, 1897, at Haverhill, Massachusetts. He served as pastor of the Portland Street Baptist Church in Haverhill from 1897 until 1903. He was then called to the Washington St Baptist Church in Lynn and served there until 1908. While at Washington Street Baptist Church in Lynn, he served as the 20th President of the Conference of Baptist Ministers in Massachusetts (1906-1907). He served as secretary of the Massachusetts Baptist Convention from 1908 until 1913. He served on the board of the Northern Baptist Education Society from 1912-1941 and on the Board of Trustees of Newton Theological Institute from 1939-1944. He died on February 18, 1944, in Claremont, California, and was buried in Mt. Albion Cemetery in Albion, New York.
Charles H. Moss was born on November 3, 1865, in Worcester, Massachusetts. He received his education at Indiana State University and was ordained September 25, 1895, at Little falls, Minnesota. He served churches in Little Falls, Minnesota, Allentown, Pennsylvania, Cincinnati, Ohio, Rochester, New York before being called as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Malden in 1903, a position he held until 1919. When the church was damaged in a fire, he raised enough funds to rebuild the parish house by selling marmalade that his wife made. That business was so lucrative that he resigned his pastorate in 1919 and went into business full time selling her marmalade until his death in 1938. He served as the 19th President of the Conference of Baptist Ministers in Massachusetts from 1904-1905. In 1926 he was part of committee that was raising $300,000 to build a new Home for Aged Men and Women on Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill (known as the Baptist Home). From 1929-1931 he served as chaplain to the Massachusetts state Senate. He died on June 5, 1938, in Malden and his buried in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody, Massachusetts.
Frederick B. Greul was born on March 1, 1848, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and received his education at Buck University and then Temple University. He was ordained on July 24, 1872, in Woodstown, New Jersey. After a long career in New Jersey and Pennsylvania he was call to the First Baptist Church of Waltham in 1895, serving there until 1906. While he was in Waltham he served as the 18th President of the Conference of Baptist Ministers in Massachusetts. (1902-1903). From 1906 to 1912 he served as Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Haverhill, resigning to become a lecturer. After working as a lecturer, he served as interim pastor at Union Square Baptist Church in Somerville, First Baptist Church of Hyde Park, First Baptist Church of Woburn and then the First Baptist Church of Norwood, concluding his pastoral service in 1923. He died on December 22, 1925, Somerville, Massachusetts and was buried in Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Obed Jacob White was born on September 19, 1858, in Marion County, Missouri. He received his education at LaGrange College and Rochester Theological School graduating in 1887. He was ordained in 1883 LaGrange, Georgia. After serving as pastor at churches in New Jersey and New Hampshire he came to Massachusetts as pastor of the Winthrop St. Baptist Church in Taunton beginning in 1894. He was there until 1910 when he moved to Washington Street Baptist Church in Lynn. From there he moved to Belmont St Baptist Church in Watertown from 1921-1930 when he retired. From 1919-1921 he was secretary of the Massachusetts Baptist Convention. He served as president of the Conference of Baptist Ministers twice, first in 1900-1901 and then from 1928 to 1929. He died on April 2, 1934, in Orlando, Florida and is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Athens, New York.
Benjamin Davies Hahn was born August 21,1856 in Spring Mills, Ohio. He graduated from Wooster University in Ohio and then Rochester Theological School in New York. He was ordained September 26,1882 in Westerly, Rhode Island, serving as their pastor until 1890 when he was called to pastor the Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. From 1893-1914 he served as pastor of the State St Baptist Church, Springfield, Massachusetts. He then moved to South Carolina where he served as pastor of the Pendleton Ave. Baptist church in Greenville until his retirement. He was then named Pastor Emeritus of the Church. He was the author of several books including, “Organ and Function: A study of Evolution.” He died May 5, 1938, in Greenville, South Carolina and is buried there in the Springwood Cemetery.