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 DeWitt Clinton Huntington

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DeWitt Clinton Huntington

Birth
Vermont, USA
Death 8 Feb 1912 (aged 81)
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 20943914 · View Source
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Born in Townsend, Vt., Died in University Place, Nebraska
Minister of Methodist Episcopal Church 61 years
Chancellor Nebraska Wesleyan University 1898-1908.
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Information on Rev. Dr. DeWitt Clinton Huntington taken from book "Wyuka Cemetery: A Driving & Walking Tour":

"A brief resume of Rev. Dr. DeWitt Clinton Huntington (1830-1912)is provided on his substantial gravestone, but his productive life provides much more to tell. He was already 61 and a seasoned Methodist minister with decades of service in New York and Pennsylvania when he came in 1891 to the Lincoln (NE) pulpit of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church. (While in New York State, he had been on the ballot in 1887 as a prohibition candidate for Secretary of State, garnering nearly 42,000 votes.) He designed and led the construction of their first permanent sanctuary in 1893 (the Great Hall of the present building at South 16th & A Streets). He was the second chancellor of Nebraska Wesleyan University for a decade from 1898 to 1908. In 1905 he published Half Century Messages to Pastors and People, combining his ministerial and educational careers in advising preachers against 'Bad English in the pulpit...Worse still when a minister indulges in a wholesale berating of science and scientists, as if they were the worst enemies of God and man...' After retiring at age 78 in 1908, he had the honor of laying the cornerstone for Trinity Methodist's main building in 1910. Huntington Avenue and Huntington Elementary School, both in the University Place neighborhood, bear his name. Frances Harriett Huntington was even longer-lived than her husband, dying in 1933 at age 87."

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  • Created by: Rachel Keller
  • Added: 14 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20943914
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for DeWitt Clinton Huntington (27 Apr 1830–8 Feb 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20943914, citing Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Rachel Keller (contributor 46608704) .