Aiken, William Pope - from United States

ID: 261282
Organization: S&B
Country of meeting: in the year 1853

After his graduation he taught for two yeais in New Haven, and then for a little over a year filled a tutorship in the College, at the same time studying theology in the Divinity School. On the 14th of January, 1857, he was ordained colleague-pastor of the Congiegational Church in Newmgton, Conn The senior pastor, Dr. Brace, died in 1861, and Mr. Aiken continued in office until his resignation, August 7, 1867. He was then made pnncipal of the Lawrence Academy, in Groton, Mass., but this engagement was terminated in 1869 in consequence of the destruction of the school-building by fire 111 health obliged him then to abstain from active work, and he retired to Rutland, Yt, the home of his wife's family. From 1873 to 1876 he served as acting pastor of the Congregational Church in Vergennes, Vt , but aftei this employment was not able to undertake any stated labor.

Obituary record of Graduates of Yale College, year 1883-84, page 197

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