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Tribble, Henry W. (1860-1912) | Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Archives

Name: Tribble, Henry W. (1860-1912)
Fuller Form: Tribble, Henry Wise

Historical Note: Henry Wise Tribble (1860-1912) was born in Hanover Co., Virginia on February 8, 1860. He was a student at Green Spring Academy, and he later graduated from Richmond College with a Bachelor of Arts in 1884. He was ordained in June of 1885 at Mt Carmel Church in Virginia. Tribble attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary from 1885 to 1888 when he graduated from the institution with a Th.M. He served as a supply pastor in Mt. Pleasant, TN, at the 2nd Baptist Church of Richmond in 1886, and Staunton, VA in 1892. He held pastorates in Liberty, TN and Hebron, TN in 1885, Flemingsburg, Ky in 1887, Jackson, TN from 1888-1895, and at the First Baptist Church of Charlottesville, VA from 1895 to at least 1901. (See The Baptist Ministerial Directory of 1899, ed. George W. Lasher)  (The FBC of Charlottesville was the home church of the then active missionary Lottie Moon, and the well-known John A. Broadus also pastored this church from 1851 to 1858.) During his pastorate in Charlottesville, VA, Tribble also served as President of the Rawlings Institute for young women. In 1909 Tribble became the president of Columbia College in Lake City, Florida.  He died on February 6, 1912 and was buried in Lake City at the Oakland Cemetery. Henry Wise Tribble married Estelle Carlton Rawlings Tribble and had at least six children. The sixth child, Harold Wayland Tribble later served as the president of Wake Forest College during its transition from Wake Forest, NC to Winston-Salem, NC.
Sources: The Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, Ed. William S. Powell, UNC Press, 1996.
Note Author: Andrew Morris

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