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 Judson W. Van DeVenter

Judson W. Van DeVenter

Birth
Monroe County, Michigan, USA
Death 17 Jul 1939 (aged 83–84)
Hillsborough County, Florida, USA
Burial Dundee, Monroe County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 81881071 · View Source
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Judson W. Van DeVenter was born on a farm near Dundee, Michigan. He attended Hillsdale College and studied art, then became interested in music. He taught school at the Rankin School in Dundee in 1878. He became famous for writing hymns, his most well known is probably "I Surrender All" which is found in many Methodist hymn books today. He was associated with a Christian school in Florida. Billy Graham remarked that Judson Van DeVenter was an inspiration to him. Judson Van DeVenter is mentioned in a book about Dundee local history, published by Arcadia, on page 94. He is buried at Maple Grove Cemetery at Dundee.

Judson, son of John Van DeVenter and Eliza A. Wheeler, married 5 Aug 1925 at Detroit, Wayne, MI to Caroline L. Jackson, born abt 1874, MI, daughter of James J. Jackson and Sarah Adelaide Kent.


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  • Maintained by: Leta Knauss
  • Originally Created by: Martha Churchill
  • Added: 12 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 81881071
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Judson W. Van DeVenter (1855–17 Jul 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81881071, citing Maple Grove Cemetery, Dundee, Monroe County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Leta Knauss (contributor 47313972) .