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Death Of Rev. J. H. Magoffin

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Parent Issue
Day
23
Month
November
Year
1883
Copyright
Public Domain
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The many friends of Rev. James II. Magoffln werc palned beyond measure by the report of bis death which occurred on Saturd.iy at Cheboygan. On October ]3 be wounded his thiinib on a rustv nail producing erysipelas, and in spite of attentive care and the best surgical skill he succumbed lo tlie disease. The most intense physical pain lie bore with Cliristian fortitude and f rom the iirst said tliat his hour had come and spoke calmly and resignedly of his release. He died peaccfully and quietly. Mr. Magofliu was born at Seheneetady, New York, January lOth, 3821. His liigher education was received at Union College and for 30 years he taught school in New York, Wisconsin and Illinois. In early life he was a Presbyterian but about 20 years ago he identified himself with the Episcopal church and in 1868 was ordained to the ministry. Since then he has liad parishes in Illinois, Wisconsin, Dakota, Iowa and Michigan and made hosts of friends wherever he went. While quite young he was made a Free Mason and Odd Fellow and was advanced in both orders. He was for many years at Dexter and liad a wide acquaintance tlirougliout the county where his ïnemory is held in the highest rogaril. In September, 1882 he becanie rector of the Episcopal chiirch at Cheboygan where he died. The funeral services whlch were held at St. Andrews church, Tuesday afternoon, were attended by niany of his former parish at Dexter and by the Coinmandaries of the Knights Templar and the Odd Fellows. Rev. Wyllis Hall officiated, and was assisted by the Kev. Messrs. WHson, of Ypsilanti ; Williamf, Clark and Wilson of Detroit. The remains were deposited in the vault at Forest Ilill cemetery.