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Rev. Henry Boston Tilghman


Rev. Henry Boston Tilghman

Photo from Home Directory of the Colored People of Chester, 1906 compiled by Lawrence L. Barrett & C. I. Wilson. The photographs in the book were taken by Mr. H. E. Williams, 210 E Broad St., Chester.

Rev. Henry Boston Tilghman

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The following biographical sketch of the Rev. Tilghman is taken from the Home Directory of the Colored People of Chester, 1906 compiled by Lawrence L. Barrett & C. I. Wilson. This reference is available at the DCHS research library.

"The subject of this sketch was born in Chester, Pa., May 4, 1880, but spent several years of boyhood days in Maryland. Returning to Chester yet a boy, he resumed study in the grammar school, known as Lincoln (now Langston), Prof. S. G. Thomas, principal, where he proved to be a very bright pupil. Converted at the age of 16, he began to preach and immediately entered the active ministry, always finding his way into institutions of learning somewhere near his fields of ministerial labors, until he has by hard study and close observation won a high place among the model men of the race. As to his ability as an orator, preacher and scholar, his colleagues, also several newspapers, white and colored, have already conceded him a meritorious place. He has pastored some leading churches in New Jersey, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. Dr. Tilghman has preached and lectured before many large audiences, white and colored.

"He is at the present time [1906] pastor of the First Baptist Church, Fernwood, Pa."

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