Toles, Russell G, Dd
Toles, Russell G., D.D.
a Baptist minister, was born at Dunham, N.Y., in 1811. He graduated from Madison University at an early age, studied theology, and then took charge of a Baptist Church in Cooperstown, where he was ordained. At the breaking-out of the rebellion he was given control of one branch of the Christian Commission, and stationed at Fortress Monroe. From these duties he was called to the Howard Mission of New York. He founded, with the aid of ten wealthy laymen, the Wanderers' Home, in Baldwin Place, Boston, in 1865. At first it was a mission school as well as a home, and children, and even infants, were carried there in the daytime by their parents, and then taken home at night; but eventually it became a permanent home for children until adopted into families. Dr. Toles died in Boston, July 11, 1884.