Maltbie Davenport Babcock Biography
Maltbie Davenport (1858-1901). An American Presbyterian clergyman. He was
born at Syracuse, N. Y., Aug. 3, 1858; graduated at Syracuse University in 1879
and at Auburn (N. Y.) Theological Seminary in 1882; became pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church, Lockport, N. Y., in 1882; of the Brown Memorial Church,
Baltimore, Md., in 1887; and of the Brick Presbyterian Church, New York City,
1899. On the very threshold of what promised to be an exceptional career, he
died at Naples, Italy, May 18, 1901, as he was on his way home from a trip in
the East. After his death his wife and Miss Sanford published some selections
from his spoken and written words, including some admirable poems, under the
title Thoughts for Every-Day Living (New York, 1901); and later appeared Letters
from Egypt and Palestine (1902). Consult his life, by Robinson (New York,
1904); and Stone, Footsteps in a Parish (New York, 1908).
The New International Encyclopaedia, Vol. II (New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1920) 474.