|Birth: ||Jun. 5, 1856|
|Death: ||Jun. 17, 1923|
FORMER PASTOR HERE IS DEAD
The Rev. Cyrus N. Broadhurst Had Been Failing in Health for a Year.
The Rev. Cyrus N. Broadhurst, 67 years old, pastor of Hundley Methodist Episcopal Church, South, of St. Joseph, and former pastor of the Fourth Street Methodist Church of this city, died at 11:30 o’clock Sunday night at the parsonage in St. Joseph. He had been failing in health for a year, but had been absent from his pulpit only a month. Death was due to heart disease.
Mr. Broadhurst was widely known in church circles. During his pastorate at St. Joseph he promoted the building of the present Hundley Church and the Olive Street Methodist Church, which he also served. He was born at Parkville, Mo. and had lived there until he was 18 years old, when he went to Montana and remained eight years. He then returned to Parkville and entered Park College, where he studied for the ministry. Later he attended Central College at Fayette, Mo.
Mr. Broadhurst’s first charge was to Milan, Mo., and from there he went to Memphis, Mo. While at Memphis he was called to St. Joseph to conduct a meeting and here he met Miss Ora Cox, who was organist for the meeting, whom he married the following year. In 1889 Mr. Broadhurst was appointed to Hundley Church and the new chuch at Twenty-second and Colhoun streets was erected. In 1891, he was appointed to the church at Gallatin, Mo., and two years later he returned to St. Joseph to Olive Street Methodist church, when the congregation built a new home. In 1895 he took a congregation at Fairfax, Mo., where he remained four years. He later served at Dearborn, Kirksville, Macon, Hannibal, and Moberly. In 1920 he was returned to St. Joseph to the Hundley church.
While in Moberly the Reverend Mr. Broadhurst was a much sought after toastmaster. He was noted also for his ability to quote the Scriptures, much of which he memorized because his vision was severely impaired.
Mr. Broadhurst was the author of three books, of which "Gold of Gospel" and “Wireless Messages and “Personal Work” were two. Mr. Broadhurst was an indefatigable worker and was exceedingly popular with all classes of people. He is survived by his widow and a son, C. N. Broadhurst, Jr., of St. Louis, both of whom were at his bedside when the end came.
From the Moberly Monitor-Index, Moberly, Missouri, June 20, 1923
Ora Cox Broadhurst (1864 - 1929)
Cyrus Napoleon Broadhurst (1888 - ____)*
Note: Burial place is as listed in his death certificate.
Mount Mora Cemetery
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