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A Memorial to Eldress Anna White, and Elder Daniel Offord
     

A Memorial to Eldress Anna White, and Elder Daniel Offord

by Leila Sarah Taylor
 

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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process.

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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

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BN ID:
2940023797137
Publisher:
North Family of Shakers
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
332 KB

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I Or Encbjsk Ancmiby. 135 MEMORIAL OF JDER DANIEL OFFORD. AT the head of the North Family for many years stood Elder Daniel Offord,—small, slight, muscular; full of energy, vigor and determination; conscientious, far-seeing, unselfish, full of love for humanity; from his deep, sad, kind eyes, looked out a tender, brave, patient and loving soul. Daniel Offord was of English stock, born at Richmond, Surrey, November nth, 1843. His ancestors, for several generations, followed the trade of maltster. His grandfather, Robert Offord, was a dealer in grain, hops, seeds, coal, etc., acting as factor for a wealthy merchant. Respected for honesty and integrity, he was often appealed to in business matters, because of his sound, reliable judgment. Of his wife, Ann Leeks, her son has said: "She was! one of the neatest, cleanest, most industrious, honest and chaste women I have ever known, consistent, spiritual-minded and devout." Coming under deep religious conviction, an entire change was wrought in his habits and manner of life. Both became devoted Methodists, but, when Robert thought that the Methodists were growing too worldly, he withdrew and with a few like- minded, started a chapel for themselves. Afterwards, he united with the Baptists, and died in that faith in 1856, at the age of eighty-four. Their third son, William, was born at Stowmarket, Suffolk, July, 1803, and was reared at Bury St . Edmunds,I whither Robert had removed. A nervous, sensitive, religious child, he was apprenticed to learn the printing, book-making and stationer's business and, at twenty- one, went to London whefe he was married to Susannah King, like himself an ardent Methodist. They settled at 'Richmond,Surrey, where William managed a printing business. As their older children became able to as...

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