MALONE, J. WALTER ( 11 August, 1857, Clermont Co., OH--30 December, 1935, Cleveland, OH). Education: New Vienna, OH, school; Earlham, 1873- 75; B.A., Chickering Institute, Cincinnati, 1877. Career: Co-founder, Cleveland Bible Institute, and of Ohio Yearly Meeting mission work.
MALONE, EMMA BROWN ( 30 January, 1859, Pickering, Ontario, Canada-- 10 May, 1924, Cleveland, OH). Education: Cleveland, OH, public schools. Career: Co-founder, Cleveland Bible Institute, and of Ohio Yearly Meeting mission work. (See Chapter 16.)
In 1880 Walter Malone moved to join a brother in his stone-quarrying business in Cleveland leaving his boyhood home, New Vienna, Ohio, a town that John Henry Douglas* and Esther Frame* had made into the center of Ohio Quaker revivalism. Malone was chosen at once to direct the Sunday school of the little First Friends Church of Cleveland. Emma Brown, converted under Dwight L. Moody in 1877, was already attending, and there both Malones experienced sudden Holiness under the ministry of Dougan Clark. They were married in 1886. In 1892 they felt called to open a training school for church workers and home missionaries, where the Bible would be taught without "higher criticism." A building was erected in 1897; William P. Pinkham came as Bible professor; in 1899 the Cleveland Bible Institute was incorporated. Their program slowly grew from one year's training to three; two more buildings were added. Enrollment averaged one-hundred. By 1902 the school could list twenty-one alumni serving as foreign missionaries; eighty graduates would go abroad in the first sixty years, including Esther Baird in India and Arthur Chilson*, Jefferson Ford, Willis Hotchkiss, Edgar Hole, and Emory Rees in Kenya, where the Malones had persuaded the Ohio Yearly Meeting's committees to support missions. Most of the remaining graduates became pastors or evangelists. Among the well-known faculty were Everett Cattell* and Walter R. Williams. The school's theology