Crowell, William, Dd
Crowell, William, D.D.
a Baptist minister, was born in Middlefield, Massachusetts, September 22, 1806. He was carefully educated, and began to preach in early manhood. In 1838 he became editor of The Christian Watchman,. and conducted that paper with distinguished ability. In 1848, the journal being united with The Christian Reflector, Dr. Crowell occupied a pastorate in Waterville, Maine, for a year or two, and then for several years was the editor of The Western Watchman, at St. Louise About 1860 he became a pastor in central Illinois, and was officially connected for a time with Shurtleff College, at Alton. He died at Flanders, N.J., August 19, 1871. Dr. Crowell was the author of several works, among the best known and most valuable of which are, The Church Member's Manual, and a History of Baptist Literature, which he prepared for the Missionary Jubilee volume. (J.C.S.)