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: