Abercrombie, Richard Mason, Dd
Abercrombie, Richard Mason, D.D.
a Protestant Episcopal minister, was born in Philadelphia in 1822, being the son of the Reverend James Abercrombie. After a liberal education in his native city, he graduated from the General Theological Seminary in New York city in 1843, was ordained the same year, and took charge of a church at Rahway, N.J. He was successively rector of the Church of the Intercession, in New York city (1843-50); St. John's, Clifton, S.I.; Christ Church, Hartford, Connecticut; St. Paul's, Rahway, N.J.; and St. Matthew's, Jersey City, where he died, December 7, 1884. He was practically the founder of Christ Church Hospital in that city, and of the Clergymen's Retiring Fund Society. See The Church Almanac, 1886, page 102.