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Elder Miles Grant

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Elder Miles Grant

Birth
Torrington, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 21 Mar 1911 (aged 91)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
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Miles Grant, Adventist, Answers Summons.Veteran Preacher Had Passed His Ninety first Year - For a Half Century He Never Tasted Meat and Never Ate a Meal Prepared by Any Hands But His Own.A swing of the reaper's scythe yesterday gathered in Elder Miles Grant, veteran Adventist clergyman and many years a vegetarian, formerly of Boston.It was in Farrington, Ct., December 13, 1819, that he was born. His early years were spent on his father's farm. His common school education was broadened by school teaching.Some of the beliefs and teaching of orthodox Christianity seemed so inconsistent to him, that he became skeptical of all Bible teaching until in 1843 he listened to a course of lectures on the prophecies of the Bible by one of the prophetical preacher of the Advent Christian denomination, then called the "Millerites". These lectures convinced him of the truth of the Bible, and soon afterward he was thoroughly converted to Christianity.He vigorously defended the Bible from that time, and in 1850 commenced to preach for the Adventists, soon becoming recognized as a leader among them. He was in full sympathy with those of his people who expected the coming of Jesus Christ in 1844, and though keenly disappointed in his expectations, yet he never lost faith in the nearness of the Lord's return, and this was made prominent in all his preaching.For seven years he was editor of "The World's Crisis", a leading Advent paper, published in Boston and wrote and published many religious books and pamphlets.At considerable expense, he had printed a chart seven feet wide and seventy feet long upon which was shown the rise and fall of the nations as foretold in prophecy. He used this chart extensively in his preaching and with it twice circled the globe, preaching from it not only in Great Britain, India and Australia, but even in Rome, Italy.He crossed this continent thirty-five times, had preached in nearly every State of the union and by course had read through the entire Bible nearly forty times.For the last fifty years he had never tasted meat in any form, nor even eaten a meal prepared by any hands but his own. Outside of raw eggs and milk, which he used freely, his favorite diet consisted of grain foods, cheese, raisins, nuts and fresh fruit. These he ate but twice a day and, after adopting this diet, he became possessed of almost perfect health, and almost to the last retained his mental and physical vigor, although for a few years he had not traveled far from Los Angeles. The cause of his death was uremic poisoning.The funeral will be held in the Advent Christian Church on North Avenue Twenty-two, this city, at 3 p.m. Sunday. He leaves a widow.The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California) Sat, Mar 25, 1911



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  • Find a Grave Memorial 8117177
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8117177/miles-grant : accessed ), memorial page for Elder Miles Grant (13 Dec 1819–21 Mar 1911), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8117177, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Shiver (contributor 46539565) .