Author talk:Wilbur Fisk Crafts
born in Fryeburg, Maine, 12 January, 1850. He was graduated at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, in 1869, and at the school of theology of Boston University in 1872. He joined the New England conference of the Methodist Episcopal church in 1870, and preached while prosecuting his theological studies at Nahant and Stoneham, Massachusetts. In 1872 he was stationed at Haverhill, and subsequently at Dover, New Hampshire, New Bedford, Massachusetts, Chicago, Illinois, and other places. He traveled in Europe and Palestine, and, having united with the Congregational church, was, after his return, pastor of a church in Brooklyn, New York, until 1883.