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R. Baxter Miller

scholar and educator, was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of James Stanley Dykes and Martha Ann Howard. Eva graduated from M Street High (later Paul Laurence Dunbar High School) in 1910. As valedictorian of her class, she won a $10 scholarship from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority to attend Howard University, where in 1914 she graduated summa cum laude with a BA in English. After a year of teaching Latin and English at the now defunct Walden University in Nashville, Tennessee, and for another year elsewhere, she was urged by James Howard, a physician and uncle on her mother's side, to enter Radcliffe College in 1916. Subsequently, she earned a second BA in English, magna cum laude, in 1917. Elected Phi Beta Kappa, she received an MA in English in 1918 and a PhD in English philology in 1921 Her dissertation was titled ...


H. H. Price

Freewill Baptist (FWB) minister and the first visionary of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) denomination, was born in Augusta, Maine, according to his death certificate. The same document lists his occupation as preacher, but does not mention the names of his parents. Foy's tombstone gives his age as seventy-four years.

Foy's early religious experiences were a devotional breakthrough that played an important role in the founding of the SDA denomination; but his personal history is elusive. According to J. N. Loughborough, a chronicler of the SDA, the Foy recorded as having visions died or disappeared after his 1845 publication, The Christian Experience of William E. Foy: Together with the Two Visions He Received in the Months of Jan. and Feb. 1842. The Unknown Prophet, a biography on Foy by Delbert W. Baker instead argues that Foy later became a Freewill Baptist minister in New England Baker s ...