Walter F. Salter

by OrionLoki 13 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • OrionLoki

    Hello everyone, this is my first strictly historical theme:

    Walter F. Salter was the overseer of the Branch Office in Canada in years 1918-1936. In 1936 he was dismissed from that function, and in 1937 he was disfellowshipped from the organization.

    Does anybody know his further history? Did he join any Christian denomination? It is known that he died in 1957, but what did he do during 20 years after leaving the organization?

    Thank you very much for help

  • blondie

    Here is a good link to an extensive discussion on this on JWN. Just put Walter Salter into the search box in the upper right hand corner of this page. It might help trying not to re-invent the wheel and might pinpoint info not provided on JWN to date.

    Other possible links/info could be found on this JWN search

    It might be good to Google Walter Salter Watchtower to find other good material from other ex-jws

  • My Name is of No Consequence
    My Name is of No Consequence

    Walter Salter. Wow what a name!

  • Simon

    I just hope that once in his life, Walter Salter went on a Helter Skelter, so someone could have uttered the words "Look, it's Walter Salter on a Helter Skelter!"

  • waton

    This is not to belittle the Canadian Branch Overseers like Ken Little, or the Chap Percy Chapman. Had Walter gone on to Skelters he would have been really old, aein "Alter" .

  • Pete Zahut
    Pete Zahut

    Walter's Headstone:

    Walter F. Salter

    1918 - 1957

    All He Asked For In Life Was A Fair Shake

  • Finkelstein

    Sounds like a decent man who saw the vile corruption of J Rutherford and pointed him out and why he was ordered to be DFed.

  • Anna Marina
    Anna Marina

    This is interesting - so is this why they had to stop the radio broadcasts. Huh? I wondered why that was.

    Thank you for the link Blondie

    "That one person, together with some of his supporters, continued to trouble the Society by sending letters to radio stations and to religionists known to be avowed enemies of God's organization, and to others, wherein threats were made "to break up the organization of the Society within two years". [The Watchtower, April 15, 1937, p. 124]

    I am going to assume he wasn't on the cover of Sargent Pepper.

  • slimboyfat
    On a hot summer’s day the full quote may have been: “is that Walter Salter on the helter skelter in this summer swelter?”
  • Finkelstein

    This Link is the write up probably by J Rutherford himself denouncing Salter as a traitor and Judas against god's organization, making false accusations in the process.

    I seems that Salter realized that the date setting of 1914 couldn't supported by the bible and he also pointed the rich elaborate lifestyle Rutherford immersed himself in such as living in the Beth Sarim luxury home and boozing when it was illegal at the time.

    I guess openly telling the Truth even back then concerning the organization's teachings and behavior by some of its top leaders would get you axed and DFed by no other than King Rutherford.

    Evil_Servant_W1937_May_01.pdf (89,4 kB)

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