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Rev John Babian
Birth: Oct. 27, 1921
Death: Oct. 2, 1971
Ingham County
Michigan, USA

Husband of Mary Frances ROBERTSON Babian Johnson

John Babian was born Diran Agababian or Aghababian. Before the age of 10, he and his brother and sister were placed in foster care with the Frink family of Mt. Clemens. His teen years were spent with another family in his home town of Romeo - brother and sister - Ada and Albert Brough. The Broughs cared for him and his brother through their high school and college years.

It was sometime in these years that he legally anglicized his name to John Babian (His brother and father may have changed their names at the same time.)

He attended Wheaton College in Illinois, with the hope of one day becoming a Baptist pastor. There he met Mary Frances Robertson. They were married in 1944 and went together to seminary at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. He pastored three churches: Maxwell, NE; Cadillac/Boone, MI; and Monroe, MI; and then joined the Michigan Baptist Convention as Director of Church Extention and Christian Education.

He died very suddenly. Well-known by his colleagues, American Bapist ministers from across the state of Michigan gathered for his funeral.
Family links: 
  Ervant Ardashes Babian (1892 - 1945)
  Agnes Azniv Babian (1903 - 1988)
  Mary Frances Robertson Babian Johnson (1922 - 2013)*
  Ardashes Ervant Agababian (1920 - 1921)*
  John Babian (1921 - 1971)
  Arthur Babian (1923 - 2009)*
  Mareham Aghababian (1924 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
Maple Grove Cemetery
Ingham County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section S Lot 2158 S S1/2 Plot 1
Maintained by: Charles Babian
Originally Created by: Sandra Moore
Record added: Oct 03, 2009
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Rev John Babian
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Rev John Babian
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Rev John Babian
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