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Francis Pharcellus Church
Birth: Feb. 22, 1839
Rochester
Monroe County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 11, 1906
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Journalist. He served as the editor at the "New York Sun", and wrote the famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus", which appeared in print on September 21, 1897, as an answer to the question posed by eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Pharcellus Church (1801 - 1886)
  Chara Emily Conant Church (1809 - 1887)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Wickham Church (1843 - 1912)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Conant Church (1836 - 1917)*
  Francis Pharcellus Church (1839 - 1906)
  Sarah Jane Church (1841 - 1916)*
  John Adams Church (1843 - 1917)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

Francis Pharcellus Church
Born
February 22, 1839
Died April 11, 1906
A noble man full of
grace and truth.
 
Burial:
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Sleepy Hollow
Westchester County
New York, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: SHC
Record added: Nov 06, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9763449
Francis Pharcellus Church
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Francis Pharcellus Church
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God bless you and thank you for your lasting work. Rest in Peace.
- Rick
 Added: Jul. 9, 2014
God bless you throughout the Summer, the season of life at its fullest. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Jun. 23, 2014

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 Added: Apr. 11, 2014
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