William Conant Church
|William Conant Church|
William Conant Church c. 1900 after a photograph in Biographical Sketches of Distinguished Officers of the Army and Navy
|Born||August 11, 1836
Rochester, New York
|Died||May 23, 1917 (aged 80)
Manhattan, New York
Life and work
Church was born in Rochester, New York on August 11, 1836, to the Reverend Pharcellus Church. He was educated in the Boston Latin School. While still a youth, he helped his father edit and publish the New York Chronicle.
Church was government commissioner to inspect the Northern Pacific Railroad in 1882.
He wrote two biographies, of John Ericsson in 1891, and Ulysses S. Grant in 1899. He published the Army and Navy Journal. In one issue he criticized the living arrangements aboard USS Monitor, a vessel built by John Ericsson.
Church was also one of the founders of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, an original member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, and became a director and lifetime member of the New York Zoological Society.
- Church, William Conant (1911). The Life of John Ericsson.
Charles Scribner, New York. p. 660. E'book
- Holzer, Harold (2013). The Civil War in Fifty Objects. New York:
Penguin Books: New York Historical Society. p. 416.
- NYT Obit (May 24, 1917). "Col. W. C. Church, Editor, Dies at 80". New York Times. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
- William Conant Church papers, 1863-1909, bulk (1863-1878), at the New York Public Library
- Obituary in the New York Times
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