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 Franklin Edson “Frank” Belden

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Franklin Edson “Frank” Belden

Birth
Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA
Death 2 Dec 1945 (aged 87)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Burial Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA
Plot Lot 681, Rt 5
Memorial ID 15429815 View Source
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Belden was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1858. He began writing music in his late teenage years after moving to California with his family. For health reasons he later moved to Colorado. He returned to Battle Creek with his wife in the early 1880s, and there he became involved in Adventist Church publishing. F. E. Belden wrote many hymn tunes, gospel songs, and related texts in the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Belden was able to rapidly write both music and poetry together which enabled him to write a song to fit a sermon while it was still being delivered. He also wrote songs for evang­el­ist Bil­ly Sun­day.

Belden’s aunt was Ellen Harmon White, one of the founders of the Seventh Day Adventist Church


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