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Rev Alexander Clark

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Rev Alexander Clark

Birth
Jefferson County, Ohio, USA
Death
6 Jul 1879 (aged 45)
Atlanta, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
Burial
Wellsville, Columbiana County, Ohio, USA Add to Map
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"OBITUARY

REV. DR. ALEXANDER CLARK D.D.

Rev. Dr. Alexander Clark, editor of the Methodist Recorder, published at Pittsburg, Pa., died last evening at Atlanta, at the house of Governor Colquitt, of Georgia. About a month ago Dr. Clark went to Yadkin College, North Carolina, and on his way home visited Atlanta, where he was taken sick. He was taken to the house of Governor Colquitt, who is a member of the Methodist Church, and was kindly cared for until his death. His friends concede that death was the result of over work. Dr. Clark was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, March 10, 1834. He received an ordinary English education in the common school, engaging much of the time in manuel labor. His father, a classical scholar, was his best teacher. At seventeen he became a teacher, and while so occupied started the Sunday Visitor, a paper that attained a very large circulation. It was afterwards consolidated with St. Nicholas. For a time, when the paper was first started, he set all the type himself and worked the paper on a handpress. In 1861 he was ordained a minister in the Protestant Methodist Church. He preached in Philadelphia and Cincinnati, and went to Pittsburg as pastor of the First Protestant Methodist Church in 1866. In 1870 he was elected editor of the official papers of his denomination, the Recorder and our Morning Guide, which position he held at the time of his death. He had visited the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in this country and England as a fraternal messenger. As an author and a poet he sustained a high reputation. He was the author of several successful books, among which are the "Old Log Schoolhouse", "Workday Christianity", "The Gospel in the Trees" and "Starting Out". The doctor's name was strongly urged as Minister to Peru about a year ago, and although not given that appointment the President assured his friends that he was booked for a place and that he would only have to wait a while. The denomination of which Dr. Clark was one of the most prominent men is the result of the recent union of the Methodist and Methodist Protestant Churches, taking the name of Methodist. Dr. Clark was a brilliant writer, an able and successful editor and a widely known man. The body will arrive at Pittsburg on Wednesday evening, and memorial services will be held in the First Methodist Church on Thursday morning. Dr. Clark leaves a wife and family, who live at Wellsville, Ohio."

The New York Herald 8 July 1879

Author of the hymn, "Heavenly Father, Bless me Now".
"OBITUARY

REV. DR. ALEXANDER CLARK D.D.

Rev. Dr. Alexander Clark, editor of the Methodist Recorder, published at Pittsburg, Pa., died last evening at Atlanta, at the house of Governor Colquitt, of Georgia. About a month ago Dr. Clark went to Yadkin College, North Carolina, and on his way home visited Atlanta, where he was taken sick. He was taken to the house of Governor Colquitt, who is a member of the Methodist Church, and was kindly cared for until his death. His friends concede that death was the result of over work. Dr. Clark was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, March 10, 1834. He received an ordinary English education in the common school, engaging much of the time in manuel labor. His father, a classical scholar, was his best teacher. At seventeen he became a teacher, and while so occupied started the Sunday Visitor, a paper that attained a very large circulation. It was afterwards consolidated with St. Nicholas. For a time, when the paper was first started, he set all the type himself and worked the paper on a handpress. In 1861 he was ordained a minister in the Protestant Methodist Church. He preached in Philadelphia and Cincinnati, and went to Pittsburg as pastor of the First Protestant Methodist Church in 1866. In 1870 he was elected editor of the official papers of his denomination, the Recorder and our Morning Guide, which position he held at the time of his death. He had visited the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in this country and England as a fraternal messenger. As an author and a poet he sustained a high reputation. He was the author of several successful books, among which are the "Old Log Schoolhouse", "Workday Christianity", "The Gospel in the Trees" and "Starting Out". The doctor's name was strongly urged as Minister to Peru about a year ago, and although not given that appointment the President assured his friends that he was booked for a place and that he would only have to wait a while. The denomination of which Dr. Clark was one of the most prominent men is the result of the recent union of the Methodist and Methodist Protestant Churches, taking the name of Methodist. Dr. Clark was a brilliant writer, an able and successful editor and a widely known man. The body will arrive at Pittsburg on Wednesday evening, and memorial services will be held in the First Methodist Church on Thursday morning. Dr. Clark leaves a wife and family, who live at Wellsville, Ohio."

The New York Herald 8 July 1879

Author of the hymn, "Heavenly Father, Bless me Now".


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