1820–1888

Introduction

Born: Jan­u­a­ry 2, 1820, New York Ci­ty.

Died: De­cem­ber 19, 1888, Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio.

Buried: Spring Grove Ce­me­te­ry, Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio.

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Biography

Errett’s par­ents were con­verts of Alex­an­der Camp­bell of the Stone-Camp­bell Move­ment.

Isaac be­came a Dis­ci­ples of Christ preach­er in 1840, and served pas­tor­ates in Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia; New Lis­bon, War­ren, and North Bloom­field, Ohio; De­troit, Mu­ir, and Io­nia, Mi­chi­gan; and Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois.

He worked with Al­ex­an­der Camp­bell on the Mil­len­ni­al Har­bin­ger, and in 1866 be­gan pub­li­ca­tion of The Chris­tian Stand­ard in Cleve­land, Ohio. He was elect­ed pre­si­dent of Al­li­ance Col­lege, Camb­ridge Springs, Penn­syl­van­ia in 1868, but soon re­signed, and es­tab­lished him­self in Cin­cin­na­ti, where he con­tin­ued pub­lish­ing the Chris­tian Stan­dard, which be­came the fore­most week­ly per­i­o­di­cal of his church.

Errett re­ceived an LLD de­gree from But­ler Un­i­ver­si­ty, In­di­an­a­pol­is, In­di­a­na, in 1886. He served as cor­res­pond­ing sec­re­ta­ry (1853–56) and pre­si­dent (1867–70) of the Ohio Chris­tian Mis­sion­ary So­ci­e­ty; and cor­res­pond­ing sec­re­ta­ry (1857–60) and pre­si­dent (1874–76) of the Gen­er­al Chris­tian Mis­sion­a­ry So­ci­e­ty.

He al­so helped or­gan­ize the Chris­tian Wo­man’s Board of Mis­sions and served as the first pre­si­dent of the For­eign Chris­tian Mis­sion­a­ry So­ci­e­ty (1875–86).

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