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Horatio Gates Spafford
Birth: Oct. 20, 1828
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 16, 1888
Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel

Hymn Writer, Religious Figure. He was a successful businessman in Chicago, Illinois in the late 1800s who lost a great deal of real estate in the Chicago Fire. He penned the famous hymn "It Is Well" after receiving word of the death of his four daughters in an accident at sea on November 22, 1873. Eventually having two more daughters, his family moved to Jerusalem, Israel and established "The American Colony", which was dedicated to helping the poor. In 1888 Spafford succumbed to malaria just short of his 60th birthday. "The American Colony" still exists today. (bio by: Stone Stories) 
Family links: 
  Horatio Gates Spafford (1778 - 1832)
  Hannah Bristol Spafford (1779 - 1837)
  Anna Tobine Larsen Øglende Spafford (1842 - 1923)*
  Anna Spafford (1862 - 1873)*
  Margaret Lee Spafford (1864 - 1873)*
  Elizabeth Spafford (1868 - 1873)*
  Tanetta Spafford (1871 - 1873)*
  Horatio Gates Spafford (1875 - 1880)*
  Bertha Spafford Vester (1879 - 1968)*
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Jerusalem Protestant Cemetery
Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel
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Record added: Apr 03, 2006
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Thank you for "It Is Well with My Soul"...oh, my, you are a true and faithful servant.
- Marilynn
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