Contemporary American Biography; Biographical Sketches of Representative Men of the Day Representatives of Modern Thought and Progress, of the Pulpit,

Contemporary American Biography; Biographical Sketches of Representative Men of the Day Representatives of Modern Thought and Progress, of the Pulpit,

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...the oldest and most conservative banks in the city, and one of the best-managed in the State. It may be said with no exaggeration that Dr. Hill's life was filled with religious and benevolent activities. For many years he was President of the Young Men's Christian Association of Buffalo, and always took a great interest in its life and work. He was one of the original directors of the Queen City Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Early in life he joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, and lived and died in the faith of Wesley. It was his personal effort, so often so potent of accomplishment, that was instrumental in founding the Delaware Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, whose splendid building is among the sights of the city of Buffalo. The society grew from a nucleus of a few earnest souls who assembled in his study and caught the contagion of his zeal for God's kingdom. A career like Dr. Hill's excites at once our respect and our admiration. It was not that average career occupied with the effort to accomplish some one end or another; it was filled with a multitude of achievements, with many things done well. Great of intellect, great of spirit, honored in the community, a man of affairs; his life is a shining example of opportunities well used and gifts well applied. But, above all, his sweet spirit and his deep, living faith in the verities of religion stamp him as one of the truly great. After over fortythree years spent patiently and worthily in the service of God and man, he died at his home in Buffalo, February 27, 1892. For many years he had suffered from a severe infirmity--Bright's disease--which, despite all the resources of his splendid skill, so often potent to save and prolong the lives of others, was to be...show more

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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236537459
  • 9781236537454