1883–1918

Au­gust 19, 1883, New Bri­tain, Con­nec­ti­cut.

No­vem­ber 1, 1918, La­hore, In­dia (now Pak­i­stan). Per­ished in the in­flu­en­za pan­de­mic.

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Walter gra­du­at­ed with hon­ors from Prince­ton Un­i­ver­si­ty, Prince­ton, New Jer­sey, in 1905. He went to stu­dy at Hart­ford The­o­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry, Con­nec­ti­cut; in Ed­in­burgh and Glas­gow, Scot­land; and in Gött­ing­en, Ger­ma­ny.

At age 23, he spent a year in Ja­pan teach­ing Eng­lish at Wa­se­da Un­i­ver­si­ty.

After or­di­na­tion, he be­came as­sist­ant pas­tor at the Asy­lum Hill Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church in Hart­ford, Con­nec­ti­cut.

Walter lat­er be­came a mis­sion­a­ry with the Young Men’s Chris­tian As­so­ci­a­tion (YMCA). As of about 1920, he was Li­ter­a­ry Sec­re­ta­ry for the Na­tion­al Coun­cil of the YMCA of In­dia and Cey­lon (now Sri Lan­ka).

Doc­tors had ad­vised against his go­ing, due to his weak heart, but he in­sist­ed he must be true. He died while work­ing at the Fore­man Chris­tian College in La­hore.

His works in­clude:

  1. I Would Be True