Second Souvenir of Francis C. Waid; Containing Family and Personal Reminiscences, Also Essays, Treatises and Memoirs, Together with an Appendix, Including Personal Sketches and Miscellanea

Second Souvenir of Francis C. Waid; Containing Family and Personal Reminiscences, Also Essays, Treatises and Memoirs, Together with an Appendix, Including Personal Sketches and Miscellanea

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...of the town hill, where Avery Oaks formerly lived. Henry and I did many a day's work together, and he helped to build our house. I can safely say that for aught I know we have enjoyed unbroken friendship from childhood. Before corn-planters were introduced here, and even since, Henry and I have dropped corn many a day together, and he had the credit of dropping straight rows of corn, which I tried to imitate, and was often chosen "second dropper." March 20, 1887--James Wygant, born April 10, 1824, and died March 17, 1887, at his home in Blooming Valley, was buried to-day. The funeral services were held in the Methodist Episcopal Church, which was filled to the doors, the attendance being so large that twice I gave my seat up to accommodate others; by special request, however, I was seated with the family of the deceased, much to my gratification. Rev. William B. Trevy was the ofiiciating brother. James Wygant was well known in this county, and when I get his obituary I will probably write more concerning him. He was converted at State Road Methodist Episcopal Church during the wonderful revival in the winter of 1850-51. Although over nine years older than myself, he frequently claimed to be my age, we having both set out on our Christian journey about the same time. And there is something more in this than a mere passing thought. The living within a mile of each other ever since our conversion, and the enjoying together Christian fellowship and friendship, had endeared us to each other, which is one reason why I wish to pay a tribute of respect to his memory. In life he-was my friend, and I have often appreciated his advice, and listened with profit to his many funeral and other sermons. I regarded him as one of the most...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236961099
  • 9781236961099