- Ralph E. Luker
Buttrick, Wallace (23 October 1853–27 May 1926), Baptist minister and philanthropy executive, was born in Potsdam, New York, the son of Charles Henry Buttrick and Polly Dodge Warren. Young Buttrick studied at the Ogdensburg Academy and Potsdam Normal School between 1868 and 1872. He married Isabella Allen of Saginaw, Michigan, in 1875; the couple had three children. Buttrick worked as a railway mail clerk for five years. He then entered Rochester Theological Seminary in Rochester, New York, and graduated in 1883. Ordained in the Baptist ministry, Buttrick initially served at First Baptist Church in New Haven, Connecticut, where he was the pastor for six years. From 1889 to 1892 he was the pastor of First Baptist Church in St. Paul, Minnesota, and from 1892 to 1902 he was the pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Albany, New York. There Buttrick met with other Baptist ministers such as Samuel Zane Batten, ...