March 7, 1879, Bel­fast, Ire­land.

March 4, 1956, Cam­bridge, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Moss­wood Ce­me­te­ry, Co­tuit, Mas­sa­chu­setts.


John was the son of Will­iam Park and Su­san Ed­gar, and hus­band of Grace Li­na Burtt.

He stu­died at Queen’s Col­lege, Bel­fast, Ire­land; Roy­al Un­i­ver­si­ty, Dub­lin; and in Ed­in­burgh, Leip­zig, and at Oxf­ord.

Af­ter gra­du­at­ing from Prince­ton The­o­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry, he was or­dained a Pres­by­ter­i­an min­is­ter in 1903.

For a time he worked as a lum­ber­jack in New York’s Adi­ron­dack Moun­tains, then be­came a Con­gre­ga­tion­al min­is­ter.

He held pas­tor­ates in An­do­ver, Mas­sa­chu­setts, and at the Se­cond Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church in West New­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

He served as pre­si­dent of Whea­ton Col­lege, Nor­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts (1926–44).

His works in­clude:

  1. O Christ, Whose Love Has Sought Us Out
  2. O Je­sus, Thou Wast Tempt­ed
  3. We Would See Je­sus