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SCHELL, EDWIN ALLISON: 1859-1937.

Edwin Allison Schell was born in Deer Creek, Ind., on Nov. 25, 1859, the son of Jacob and Elizabeth Zeller Schell. He received the degrees of A.B. from Northwestern University, 1886; B.D. from Garrett Biblical Institute, 1889; Ph.D. from Illinois Wesleyan University, 1891; and D.D. from Hedding College ( Ill. ), 1892. He married Emma Wright on July 14, 1886.

Schell was ordained in the Methodist Episcopal ministry in 1883. From 1883 to 1893 he held pastorates in Hammond, Ind.; South Bend, Ind.; and Yonkers, N.Y. He was general secretary of the Epworth League, 1892-99; presiding elder, Crawfordsville, Ind., 1901-07; pastor in La Porte, Ind., 1908; and president, Iowa Wesleyan College, 1908-18. After working with the Red Cross in France and Serbia for several years, Schell was a chautauqua and lyceum lecturer and minister in Kansas City, Mo. He was a delegate to a number of Indiana Republican state conventions and died in 1937.

Information from Who Was Who in America.

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