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1891 Excerpt: ...for him not the dazzling brightness of literary or
Christian genius, but the steady mild light of persistent effort,
sterling integrity, and unweariness in well-doing, while around all
his acts has shone the radiant glow of true Christian charity
toward men. DR. JOHN EVANS, CHIEF AMONG THE EARLY FOUNDERS.
Ex-Governor John Evans, whose name is inseparably associated with
our town, is of Quaker ancestry, and Ohio nativity. He was born in
Waynesville, Ohio, in 1814; studied medicine, and graduated from
the medical department of Cincinnati College in 1838. He lived in
Attica, Indiana, acquiring a large practice in his profession. But
it was in the town of Delphi, Ohio, that Bishop Simpson found him,
and Mrs. Simpson has told me the story in this way: "There was a
bright doctor in that village, --a widower with a lovely little
daughter, Josephine. He had. come from Ohio and was a Hicksite
Friend by education. He was not, however, a Christian, but of a
speculative mind, as men of his stamp are apt to be. He went out to
hear Rev. Dr. Simpson--as my husband was then called--give his
lecture on education, and he took a remarkable liking to the
lecturer, so much so that he went to hr him preach next day. The
tender, earnest words of the sermon wrought upon the physician
still more, and he proposed to go on with 'the Old Doc' (as Matthew
Simpson was playfully called by his friends), which he did,
traveling with him three days, -and thus began a devoted friendship
between these two ardent natures, one that deepened with the years.
Dr. Evans--for it was he--came to our next commencement, at
Greencastle, Ind., and after hearing my husband's baccalaureate
sermon, he said to me, 'Tha't man's words make my ears ring with
the name of God.' He became a Christian and joined...
|Country of origin:
Frances Elizabeth Willard
||246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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