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Rev James Lafayette Proffitt
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Birth: Mar. 16, 1850
Newton County
Missouri, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1915
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA

Son of Young McKindred PROFFITT and Mary Jane PATTERSON.
Married Elcy LITTLE 11 Aug 1875 in St Clair County, Illinois, USA.

Children of Young McKindred PROFFITT and Mary Jane PATTERSON:
- Dr. Nathaniel C PROFFITT
- Rev. James Lafayette PROFFITT
- William Yance PROFFITT
- John McKindred PROFFITT
- George Oglesby PROFFITT

Children of Rev James Lafayette PROFFITT and Elcy LITTLE:
- James Chester PROFFITT
- George William PROFFITT
Rev. James L. Proffitt was born in Neosho, Newton County, Mo., March 16, 1850; died in St. Louis, Mo., April 19, 1915. He was happily married to Miss Elsie Little, August 11, 1875, who with their three sons and one daughter survive him to mourn their loss. Early in life he became a Christian and united with the Methodist Church. He followed school teaching until 1896. He was licensed to preach and served as a supply in the Western and St. Louis Conferences for seven years.
Brother Proffitt was admitted to the St. Louis Conference in 1903. He was transferred to the S. W. Mo. Conference in 1912, and was serving his third year in Jerico Springs Station when his health gave way and he went to St. Louis where he patiently suffered for several months and met death triumphantly.
Rev. J. L. Proffitt was a good and true man, faithful in all the relations of life. Unassuming in his attitude, strong and clear in his preaching. The doctrines of the Bible as taught by the Methodist Church were safe in his hands. The people heard him gladly, the requests for his return to the charges which he served were frequent and indicated his acceptability.
We can say of him -- "Servant of God, well done, rest from thy loved employ." His funeral was conducted by his personal friend, Rev. O. H. Duggins, assisted by the Revs. L. E. Todd, C. N. Clark, E. T. Clark, J. M. Broadhead, Edward Card and John McCarthy. He was buried in Wesleyan Cemetery near St. Louis. Those who knew him loved him, and we all feel that the Conference has lost a true and faithful member, but we are sure that he has realized the hope he so earnestly preached to others.
[from United Methodist Church Memoir, Southwest Missouri Conference Annual, 1915] 
Family links: 
  Elcy Little Proffitt (1852 - 1929)*
  James Chester Proffitt (1884 - 1950)*
*Calculated relationship
Wesleyan Cemetery (Defunct)
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Maintained by: W Proffitt
Originally Created by: Susan Ing
Record added: Oct 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43202264
Rev James Lafayette Proffitt
Added by: Susan Ing
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 Added: Jun. 2, 2013
Rest in peace Grandma & Grandpa.
 Added: Feb. 28, 2012

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