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EVERTS, William Wallace, clergyman, born in Granville, Washington County, New York, 13 March 1814. He was graduated at the Hamilton literary and theological institution (now Madison University) in 1837, and in the same year was ordained as pastor of the Baptist Church in Earlville, N.Y. In 1839 he became pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in New York, and in 1842 he founded the Laight Street Baptist Church in the same City. Subsequently he was pastor in Wheatland, New York, Louisville, Kentucky, and in Chicago, where he remained for twenty years. While there he was actively engaged in founding the Chicago University and the Chicago Baptist theological seminary. He removed to Jersey City, New Jersey, in 1879, and became pastor of a Baptist Church there, but resigned his charge in 1885. Dr. Everts is the author of the following works: "The Pastor's Hand Book" (New York, 1856); "The Bible Prayer book": "The Scriptural School Reader";" Life and Thoughts of John Foster";" The Voyage of Life";" The Promise and Training of Childhood "; "Words in Earnest "; and "Tracts for the Churches."
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