John Hanna Sammis

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John Hanna Sammis

Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 12 Jun 1919 (aged 72)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Section L, Lot 259-5
Memorial ID 42742068 · View Source
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Song Writer. He wrote the words to over 100 hymns, including "Trust and Obey" and "He is A Friend of Mine." A business man and YMCA worker in Logansport, Indiana, Sammis attended McCormick and Lane Theological Seminaries, was ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1880. He served in Glidden, Iowa; Indianapolis, Indiana; Grandhaven, Michigan, Red Wing, Minnesota; and Sullivan, Indiana. For the remainder of his career, he taught at the Bible In­stitute of Los Angeles.

"Born 1846 in Brooklyn, NY to Sarah T and Oliver Ketcham Sammis. Married Mary, adopted daughter Louise; Died in California in 1919, taught at Biola Bible College. Our family thinks it is John Hanna Sammis, not Henry." - email from Gina Sammis.


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  • Created by: Tom Childers
  • Added: 5 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42742068
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Hanna Sammis (6 Jul 1846–12 Jun 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42742068, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Tom Childers (contributor 46515204) .