Hansell, William Forde, Dd
Hansell, William Forde, D.D.
a Baptist minister, was born in Philadelphia, December 5, 1815. He graduated from Brown University in 1845, and from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1848; was ordained in 1849 in the First Baptist Church in Philadelphia, and became pastor of the Central Baptist Church in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., April 1, 1849. In April 1853, he was released from that Church, and installed pastor of the Ninth Street Baptist Church in Cincinnati, February 5, 1854. His services ended' here July 18, 1858. For several years he resided in Philadelphia without pastoral charge. Removing to Hartford, Connecticut, in 1872, he preached frequently for various churches in and near that city. On going to Rainbow, a town between Hartford and Springfield, April 12, 1874, he became deeply interested in that field, remaining there and organizing a Church, which was constituted May 18, 1875. The last time he appeared in public was before the annual meeting of the