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Rev James Elijah Latimer
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Birth: Oct. 7, 1826
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Nov. 27, 1884
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

Rev. Dr. James Elijah Latimer was the son of Rev. Ebenezer and Laura (Mills) Latimer. He was the husband of Anna (Ross) Latimer. He was a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church: Oneida Conference 1856 F 1858 Located 1858 Readmitted East Genesee Conference 1858 To Central New York Conference by change of boundaries and to Genesee (now Western New York) Conference by consolidation 1876. He was a trustee at Elmira Female College in 1862.

Northern Christian Advocate
October 24, 1855
Fort Plain Seminary and Female Collegiate Institute
Rev. James E. Latimer, A.M., Principal
The winter term of this institution commences November 6th, and continues for twenty-two weeks. Students can enter for eleven weeks if they prefer. Ladies can here pursue the Belles-Lettres, or the Classical course; and gentlemen can fit themselves for College or Commercial life. All the Ornamental Branches are taught, and at low rates. Total expenses of board, washing, fuel, incidentals and tuition in common English, per quarter of eleven weeks, is $23.73. For circulars or admission, apply to the Principal, Fort Plain, Montgomery Co., New York

Death Notice
The New York Times
Wednesday, November 28, 1884, Page 2
A Minister's Sudden Death.
LATIMER.--Boston, Nov. 27.--The Rev. James Elijah Latimer, D.D.., Dean of the School of Theology in Boston University, died suddenly to-day at his residence in Auburndale, aged 58.

Methodist Episcopal Church
Genesee Conference
1885, Page 113

Rev. James Elijah Latimer, D.D., was born at Hartford, Connecticut, October 7, 1826. He graduated from Wesleyan University in the year 1848. The same year he became Professor of Ancient Languages in Newbury Seminary, Vermont. In 1849 he was elected Professor of Latin and Geology in Genesee Wesleyan Seminary; in 1851, Principal of the New Hampshire Conference Seminary; in 1854, Principal of Fort Plain Seminary, New York; in 1858, Professor in Elmira Female College. In 1858 he joined the East Genesee conference. In 1861 he was appointed pastor of the First Church, Elmira, New York, which position he ably filled for the full legal period of two years. In 1863 he was stationed at Asbury Church, Rochester, New York. He visited Europe in 1868 to study methods of instruction in England and on the continent. On his return he was stationed at Penn Yan, New York, but at the end of his first year he was called in 1870 to the professorship of Historial Theology in Boston University. After eight years he was transferred to the chair of Systematic Theology in the same institution and became Dean of the Faculty, in which position he continued until his death. Dr. Latimer was a man of rare talents and attainments. He was gifted with a mind of unusual keenness and strength. To remarkable quickness of perception he united that readiness of utterance that made him a facile writer and a brilliant conversationalist. His social qualities made him a great favorite with his associates and gave him commanding power over his students. As a preacher he was always instructive, and as a teacher remarkably successful. His clear-cut utterances, and thoroughly studied methods left deep impressions on those who were so fortunate as to be his pupils. Probably for few instructors have young theologians entertained a more hearty affection or retained a more pleasing recollection. He was stricken down in the meridian splendor of his usefulness, and while busy in preparing a work on Systematic Theology that all hoped might rank as a standard authority in the Chruch to which has has so steadfastly and lovingly given the loyalty of his heart and the labor of his life. May the Great Head of the church comfort the stricken family and raise up a worthy successor in the institution which is so sadly bereaved.

Family links: 
  Ebenezer Latimer (1806 - 1886)
  Laura Mills Latimer (1799 - 1872)
  Anna E Ross Latimer*
  James Elijah Latimer (1826 - 1884)
  Ebenezer Herman Latimer (1842 - 1925)*
*Calculated relationship
Newton Cemetery and Crematory
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: Mary Jane Haight-Eckert
Record added: Sep 16, 2009
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Rev James Elijah Latimer
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