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Archibald C. Sangster


Posted By: Mary Hitchcock (email)
Date: 12/4/2015 at 08:15:30

REV. A. C. SANGSTER died at Iowa City, January 3, 1883, in the 86th year of his age. He was born in London, England, March 6, 1797. His father was a member of the East India Company. He was ordained to the Baptist ministry in 1822, at Dummo, Essex. He came to America in 1832, and preached in a number of places in New York, city and state, and in Michigan, and in 1861 he came to Iowa, and though already advanced in years he served acceptably the churches at Downey, Richmond, Lone Tree, and Columbus Junction, besides preaching betimes at other places. “For six years he was confined to his room, where thrice a day he prayed that he might be permitted to go away and be with Jesus. He retained his memory to the last to a wonderful degree, and from a mind richly stored with choice Scripture and Hymns, he brought forth for his own encouragement and the edification of all.” Sometimes the old fire would “Flame up again and again,” and he would say, “I believe I could preach better than I ever could.” It has been the present writer’s privilege to meet few men whose minds were so richly stored with spiritual truth.
Source: Historical Sketches of Iowa Baptists, 1886.


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