Church Services for Funeral of Rev. I. N. Archibald
Impressive funeral services were held yesterday afternoon, Feb. 11, at the First Advent Christian church of Santa Cruz, for Rev. I. N. Archibald, who died in Los Angeles. Brethren in the ministry came from other cities to pay honor and respect to their fellow-worker of many years, and many friends were in the church, and about the casket was a profusion of beautiful flowers.
The invocation at the opening of the service was offered by Rev. J. A. MacGreary, pastor of the Free Methodist church. The Scripture was read by the Rev. Samuel Forsey of Santa Clara; prayer was offered by Rev. J. J. Schaumburg of Oakland; a duet was sung by Mrs. Grace Hudson and Mrs. George Osman of Oakland, and the pastor of the local church, Rev. George C. Armstrong, gave the obituary saying:
Isaac Noble Archibald was born in Nova Scotia, March 12, 1846; died at Los Angeles, February 8, 1929. He came to California in 1866 and for nearly sixty years his home has been in Santa Cruz. The good wife and helpmate preceded him in death about four years ago, and two years before her death they happily celebrated their golden wedding.
He was converted and baptized in August, 1879, and one month later became a charter member of Santa Cruz First Advent Christian church. His ordination to the Christian ministry took place in Napa, Calif., August 24, 1890. Previous to his ordination he had been engaged in evangelistic work in company with H. W. Bowman, Virgil Hunt, and others.
Elder Archibald held pastorates in San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Cruz and twice in Colton. For some time he was evangelist for Southern California Advent Christian conference and also did evangelistic work in New England, especially Massachusetts. Professor Twining, late of Aurora College, was brought into the light of conditionalism through our brother's ministry.
He was president of Northern California Advent Christian conference and a member of a committee of three who purchased the campground site. He helped to erect the tabernacle, dining room and nearly all the cottages and was caretaker until about a year ago when he retired, owing to ill health.
In the early days of the local Young Men's Christian Association he was greatly interested in its work. He was a member of the committee who erected the church in which this service is being held, and has served as pastor and was honored from time to time with various official duties.
Elder Archibald was the last member of a family of ten children. He leaves to mourn his loss, a daughter, Mrs. Nina L. Collins of Santa Cruz, and two grandsons, Archie MacFadyen of Pomona, and Byron MacFadyen of Philadelphia; three nephews and four nieces in northern California.
The sermon, with words of comfort, was by Rev. G. A. Osman of Oakland, followed by the solo, "Sailing Into the Harbor," by Paul Wettstein. Miss Edith Fisher was the organist.
The brother ministers served as pall bearers, and at the cemetery the pastors sang, "Asleep in Jesus."
The burial was at the Odd Fellows Cemetery, and the funeral was in charge of Wessendorf & Son.--The Santa Cruz Sentinel.
27 Feb 1929, p. 72
Transcribed for the Adventual Library, by Duane E. Crabtree, 17 Jun 2011
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