Thanks again, Rick! This is especially interesting now since Eliot insisted to Emily Hale, a Unitarian (see Keegan’s article) that Unitarians could not be Christians b/c they were not Trinitarians.
> Miss Moore, I understand that you were born in St. Louis only about ten
> months before T. S. Eliot. Did your families know each other?
> MARIANNE MOORE
> No, we did not know the Eliots. We lived in Kirkwood, Missouri, where my
> grandfather was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. T. S. Eliot’s
> grandfather—Dr. William Eliot—was a Unitarian. We left when I was about
> seven, my grandfather having died in 1894, February 20. My grandfather,
> like Dr. Eliot, had attended ministerial meetings in St. Louis. Also, at
> stated intervals, various ministers met for luncheon. After one of these
> luncheons my grandfather said, “When Dr. William Eliot asks the blessing
> and says, ‘and this we ask in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,’ he is
> Trinitarian enough for me.” The Mary Institute, for girls, was endowed
> by him as a memorial to his daughter Mary, who had died.