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date: 29 January 2020

Peabody, Francis Greenwoodlocked

(04 December 1847–28 December 1936)
  • Grace D. Cumming Long


Peabody, Francis Greenwood (04 December 1847–28 December 1936), Unitarian clergyman and Harvard academician, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Ephraim Peabody, a Unitarian minister, and Mary Jane Derby. After Ephraim Peabody’s early death in 1856, the family lived a frugal existence in a small Beacon Hill residence. Members of his father’s church, King’s Chapel, provided funds for Francis’s education. He earned degrees from Harvard College, Divinity School, and Graduate School (A.B., 1869; S.T.B., 1872; A.M., 1872) and studied in Germany at the University of Halle under August Tholuck (1872–1873). In 1872 Peabody married Cora Weld; they had five children, only two of whom survived both parents....

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