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Rev Frank MacGregor Hosie

Cohocton, Steuben County, New York, USA
Death 7 Oct 1892 (aged 33)
Kanona, Steuben County, New York, USA
Burial Unknown
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Rev. Frank MacGregor Hosie was the son of Robert and Elizabeth (MacGregor) Hosie. He was the husband of Emma Adele "Della" (Kimball) Hosie. They were married February 1880 and she died May 22, 1942. He was a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church: Genesee (now Western New York) Conference 1889 F 1891.

Northern Christian Advocate
January 11, 1893,
Page 20, Col. 3

Methodist Episcopal Church
Genesee Conference Journal
1893, Pgs. 139-140

Frank MacGregor Hosie was born in the Town of Cohocton, Steuben County, New York, July 17, 1859, and departed this life at Kanona, New York, October 7, 1892. He was the son of Robert and Elizabeth Hosie, who were born in Scotland. His mother was descended from the historic MacGregor family. He was converted about fifteen years old and at seventeen he entered Cook Academy, where he remained about two years. He then entered the Cortland Normal School and remained about a year, after which he entered the Mansfield Business College. In February, 1880, he was married to Miss E. Della Kimball, who survives him. After his marriage he engaged in business at Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. During his stay here he took an active part in church work. In February, 1888, he sold out his business at Wellsboro and moved to Arkport, New York. There being no Methodist church there he united with the Presbyterian church. For several years previous to this time he had felt it his duty to preach the Gospel. It was while residing at Arkport that he fully decided to devote his life to the work of the ministry. In order to more fully prepare himself he entered the Auburn Theological Seminary in January 1889. Some time afterward he attended an ordination of ministers in that church; while listening to the confession of faith which they had to subscribe he decided that he could not conscientiously accept their creed. This was the turning point in his short but noble life. He then moved to Hornellsville and again united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and soon after was given license to preach. He first took work at Greenwood, under the Rev. John Thomas Canfield, Presiding Elder of Corning District. He was received on probation in the Genesee Conference at the session held at Lockport, New York, in October 1888, and appointed preacher-in-charge at Kanona, at which charge he served with remarkable acceptability. At the Conference session held at Dansville, he was ordained Elder and returned to Kanona. Brother Hosie was highly endowed and gave great promise of usefulness, but few men could enter, as he did, a place where there was great indifference or open opposition to Christianity, and in three years so transform the thought and habits of the people that they should vie with each other in serving the church. There were many excellent qualities in this brother's make-up. He was manly in the best sense of the word. Strength and gentleness, affableness and reserve, courage and humility, were strongly and beautifully blended in him. As a preacher he was careful, clear and forceful in statement, always presenting truth in a manner calculated to favorably impress the hearer. He shunned not to declare the whole counsel of God. While he preached the terrors of the law, he had manifested so much love for the lost that the people heard him gladly and many were added to the church through his brief but forceful ministry.
Written by Rev. John Wesley Wright

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