This is a list of secondary persons. Mainly persons whom I discovered through reading the biographies of others. I’ve included them as interesting, but not generally of the same renown as the individuals on the main people list.
- Maltbie Davenport Babcock (7) – A respected and well-loved minister, Maltbie wrote several well-known hymns including “This is My Father’s World.”
- Charles Henry Allan Bennett – An occultist who was friends with Aleister Crowley for some time but later moved fully to Buddhism and was instrumental in introducing Buddhism to England. Reportedly once used a wand to knock a man (via magic) out of his senses for fourteen hours. He was also a scientist.
- Thomas O. Chisholm (10) – Methodist minister and prolific poet, wrote several well-known hymns including Great is Thy Faithfulness.
- Henry Fothergill Chorley – A music critic, author (including the text of the hymn God the Omnipotent). He was conservative in his views, was friends with Charles Dickens, and opposed Schumann and Wagner’s music as being decadent.
- Henry Francis Lyte – A pastor and hymn writer, best known for Abide with Me.
- Walter Siegmeister – Also known as Raymond W. Bernard, a prolific author of natural health books as well as a leading proponent of hollow earth theory.
- Samuel Francis Smith (9) – Best known as the author of My Country, ‘Tis of Thee he was a Baptist minister educated at Harvard and Andover Theological Seminary.