Rev. Calvin Ellis Stowe

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Rev. Calvin Ellis Stowe, l

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Mandarin, Duval County, Florida, United States
Place of Burial: Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Stowe and Hepsibah Bigelow
Husband of Eliza Tyler and Harriet Beecher Stowe
Father of Hattie Beecher Stowe, the author's daughter; Eliza Tyler Stowe; Henry Ellis Stowe; Frederick William Stowe (USA); Georgianna May Allen and 3 others
Brother of William Stowe and Mary Bigelow

Occupation: Teacher of Theology at Lane Seminary, Cincinnati, Ohio, Prof. of Theology, author
Managed by: Ivy Jo Smith
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About Rev. Calvin Ellis Stowe

Calvin Ellis Stowe, son of Samuel Stowe and Hepsibah Bigelow, was born in Natick, Massachusetts on Apr. 6, 1802; m. 1st, in 1832, with ELIZA TYLER, dau. of Rev. Bennet Tyler of Portland, Maine and, after his first wife's death in 1834, married 2nd with HARRIET ELIZABETH BEECHER, dau. of Lyman Beecher.

Burial: Andover Chapel Cemetery

(infoplease. encyclopedia): Stowe, Calvin Ellis, 1802-86, American educator, b. Natick, Mass., grad. Bowdoin College, 1824, and Andover Theological Seminary, 1828; husband of Harriet Beecher Stowe. He was a professor of Greek (1831-33) at Dartmouth and of sacred literature (1833-50) at Lane Theological Seminary, Cincinnati, of which Lyman Beecher was president. He married Harriet Beecher in 1836. He was also professor of religion (1850-52) at Bowdoin and of sacred literature (1852-64) at Andover Theological Seminary. While in Cincinnati, Stowe became interested in the improvement of the public elementary schools; the College of Teachers in Cincinnati was founded in 1833 largely through his efforts. His writings include "Introduction to the Criticism and Interpretation of the Bible" (1835), "Report on Elementary Instruction in Europe" (1837), and "The Origin and History of the Books of the Bible" (1867).

He was his wife Harriet's fifth cousin once removed. They married in Cincinnati. In 1852 they removed from there to Brunswick, Maine. After his retirement, the family moved to Hartford, Connecticut. During the Hartford years he wrote :'The Origin and History of the Books of the Bible', which was one of the first books to examine the Bible from an historical point of view. This book sold so well that he received $10,000 in royalties, which was considered a large return.

He also wrote about his life in Natick, Mas (which provied Harriet with the basic material for her "Oldtown Folks". Throughout their marriage he encouraged Harriet in her career and in a letter, dated 1840, he said, "my dear, you must be a literary woman. It is so written in the book of fate///make all your calculations accordingly."

He may have suffered from malaria, having received treatment with quinine.

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Rev. Calvin Ellis Stowe's Timeline

April 6, 1802
Natick, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
September 29, 1836
Age 34
September 29, 1836
Age 34
January 1838
Age 35
May 1840
Age 38
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States
May 25, 1843
Age 41
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States
January 1848
Age 45
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States
July 8, 1850
Age 48