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Rev Daniel March

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Rev Daniel March

Birth
Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
2 Mar 1909 (aged 92)
Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial
Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA Add to Map
Plot
Moss Path, Ssection 4-G, Lot 414
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From: Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University, Volumes 1860-1870 by Yale University found at ancestry.com:

Daniel March, son of Samuel and Zoa (Park) March, was born July 21, 1816, at Millbury, Mass.
He entered Amherst College in 1834, but left in 1836, owing to ill health, and spent some time in recuperating in New York state. He then taught the Chester (Vt.) Academy, and after this interruption in college life of two years he came to Yale.

After graduation he was principal of the Fairfield (Conn.) Academy for three years, and then studied theology two years.

He was licensed to preach by the Fairfield West Association, May 31, 1842, and was ordained Pastor of the Congregational church in Cheshire, Conn., April 25, 1845, remaining there three years and a half. In January, 1849, he was settled over the First Congregational Church in Nashua, N. H. After eight years of service he accepted a call to the First Congregational Church in Voburn, Mass. In 1862 he resigned at Woburn, and was Pastor of the Clinton Street Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pa., until 1876, when he was induced to return to the First Church in Woburn. There he labored with marked success until the close of his life, since 1895 having been Pastor Emeritus. In October, 1892, he delivered the historical address at the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the church. He preached for the last time in July, 1908.

He traveled extensively in foreign lands and lectured on his journeys and studies. The wealth of his knowledge and experience he shared in the most unassuming manner with any who sought it, and of the churches and ministers around about he was the special friend and counselor.

From the time of his Philadelphia pastorate he had been a constant writer of volumes on Bible themes, which gained a wide reputation at home and abroad. His first book, "Our Father's House," consisted of a series of evening lectures delivered at his Philadelphia church, and was followed by "Night Scenes in the Bible." The latter volume has had a very wide circulation and has been translated into many foreign languages. In preparation for "The Days of the Son of Man" he made a long sojourn in Palestine, and when over seventy years of age he made a journey around the world, chiefly for the purpose of visiting the most important mission fields. The notes of this journey were stolen on the home voyage, but he was able to reproduce them from memory in his "Morning Light in Many Lands." He was also the author of other books and of occasional poems. His strength of mind and youthful spirit were not abated by age, and he continued his habit of daily study. He enjoyed recent books and was appreciative of new points of view. He received the degree of Master of Arts from Yale in 1843, and the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity from the Western University of Pennsylvania in 1864.

Dr. March died in Woburn, March 2, 1909, in the 93d year of his age, and was buried there. He was an inspiring preacher, and was widely known and loved.

He married, at Proctorsville, Vt., October 8, 1841, Miss Jane Parker Gilson, who died in 1857, and in 1859 he married Mrs. Anna LeConte, widow of Rev. Porter LeConte (Y. C. 1842), second daughter of David Brooks of Cheshire, Conn., and granddaughter of David Brooks (Y. C. 1765). She died in April, 1879. He had three sons and one daughter. The eldest son, Dr. Daniel March, Jr. (Amherst 1865), died in Winchester, Mass., in 1897, and the daughter died in Philadelphia in 1863, but two sons, Rev. Frederic W. March (Amherst 1867), a Presbyterian missionary in Syria, and Charles A. March (University of Pennsylvania 1870). in the law department of the United States Pension Bureau at Washington, D. C., survive him.
From: Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University, Volumes 1860-1870 by Yale University found at ancestry.com:

Daniel March, son of Samuel and Zoa (Park) March, was born July 21, 1816, at Millbury, Mass.
He entered Amherst College in 1834, but left in 1836, owing to ill health, and spent some time in recuperating in New York state. He then taught the Chester (Vt.) Academy, and after this interruption in college life of two years he came to Yale.

After graduation he was principal of the Fairfield (Conn.) Academy for three years, and then studied theology two years.

He was licensed to preach by the Fairfield West Association, May 31, 1842, and was ordained Pastor of the Congregational church in Cheshire, Conn., April 25, 1845, remaining there three years and a half. In January, 1849, he was settled over the First Congregational Church in Nashua, N. H. After eight years of service he accepted a call to the First Congregational Church in Voburn, Mass. In 1862 he resigned at Woburn, and was Pastor of the Clinton Street Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Pa., until 1876, when he was induced to return to the First Church in Woburn. There he labored with marked success until the close of his life, since 1895 having been Pastor Emeritus. In October, 1892, he delivered the historical address at the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the church. He preached for the last time in July, 1908.

He traveled extensively in foreign lands and lectured on his journeys and studies. The wealth of his knowledge and experience he shared in the most unassuming manner with any who sought it, and of the churches and ministers around about he was the special friend and counselor.

From the time of his Philadelphia pastorate he had been a constant writer of volumes on Bible themes, which gained a wide reputation at home and abroad. His first book, "Our Father's House," consisted of a series of evening lectures delivered at his Philadelphia church, and was followed by "Night Scenes in the Bible." The latter volume has had a very wide circulation and has been translated into many foreign languages. In preparation for "The Days of the Son of Man" he made a long sojourn in Palestine, and when over seventy years of age he made a journey around the world, chiefly for the purpose of visiting the most important mission fields. The notes of this journey were stolen on the home voyage, but he was able to reproduce them from memory in his "Morning Light in Many Lands." He was also the author of other books and of occasional poems. His strength of mind and youthful spirit were not abated by age, and he continued his habit of daily study. He enjoyed recent books and was appreciative of new points of view. He received the degree of Master of Arts from Yale in 1843, and the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity from the Western University of Pennsylvania in 1864.

Dr. March died in Woburn, March 2, 1909, in the 93d year of his age, and was buried there. He was an inspiring preacher, and was widely known and loved.

He married, at Proctorsville, Vt., October 8, 1841, Miss Jane Parker Gilson, who died in 1857, and in 1859 he married Mrs. Anna LeConte, widow of Rev. Porter LeConte (Y. C. 1842), second daughter of David Brooks of Cheshire, Conn., and granddaughter of David Brooks (Y. C. 1765). She died in April, 1879. He had three sons and one daughter. The eldest son, Dr. Daniel March, Jr. (Amherst 1865), died in Winchester, Mass., in 1897, and the daughter died in Philadelphia in 1863, but two sons, Rev. Frederic W. March (Amherst 1867), a Presbyterian missionary in Syria, and Charles A. March (University of Pennsylvania 1870). in the law department of the United States Pension Bureau at Washington, D. C., survive him.


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/183641278/daniel-march: accessed ), memorial page for Rev Daniel March (21 Jul 1816–2 Mar 1909), Find a Grave Memorial ID 183641278, citing Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by Glenn Mason (contributor 48688248).