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|Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 4:08 pm Post subject: Obadiah Phinney obit
|Died--At the resdience of his son in East Rushford, March the 10th,1862, Bro.Obadiah Phinney aged 81 years and 10 days.
The subject of this notice, was born in Williamsburg, Mass in the year 1781. On the second of Nov. 1802, he was united to the companion of his choice, with whom he lived in peace until last August last, (the 3rd.) the ties of affection were severed by death.
The first forty years of his life he tried to feed the immortal mind with the husks of infidelity, when as expose of that fatal delusion was placed in his hands, and was blessed of God to the salvation of his soul. The change was marked br a change of habits. All was laid upon the altar. Time was yielded a welling sacrifice to the cause of truth. In short he was a practical christian. While he exhorted others, he practiced himself and thus his labors were blessed to the good of many souls. His last sickness was a bad cold, taken when on a visit to his old neighborhood, where he had labored for the good of otheres. He said to the writer while on his death bed, "my work is done. I am happy with my God". His remains were taken to Granger, and met by a large and respectable congregation of friends, and a discourse by the writer form 2. Cor. 5:1, which was selected by Father Phinney himself, with a request that this hymn should be sung:
"In the christian hours in glory
There remains a land of rest."
After the exercises teh congregration repaired to the place of internment, and the remains were deposited in their last resting place, untill the last loud trump shall sound. May his mantie fall on many in the church, and his death be sanctified to the good of the numerous circle of mourners, is the earnest prayer of the writer.
East Rushford, N.Y. March 13, 1862
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