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Stockbridge Howland, of Topsham, Maine, was an early Adventist believer and on the acceptance of the Sabbath became a very zealous promoter of his faith. His opposing relatives, fearing that he would come to penury, had a guardian appointed to look after his business. He bore his embarrassment with Christian fortitude. After a few years Providence intervened in his behalf. A torrential rain visited Topsham and washed out the bridge crossing the Kenebeck river. Howland was known to be and expert  bridge builder, so his neighbors and friends tried to persuade him to build the new bridge. But he said, "How can I? Better see my guardian." The result was that the Court set aside the guardianship and a contract was made with Howland to construct the bridge. Many were to apologies that were made when it was revealed taht the action taken was really persecution. On the completion of the bridge, the way was open to remove to Battle Creek, where he purchaded a residence at 261 Champion St. In the old Maine home, however, the sons of Eld. and Mrs. White had found a truly Christian home, allowing the parents to remain nearly constantly in the field. Henry N. White died in the Howland home at Topsham in 1863. Father Howland died April 7, 1883, aged 82 years; and his wife, March 2, 1897, aged 91 years. Their beloved daughters, Mrs. H. C. Winslow and Frances H. Lunt also died in Battle Creek and they all repose on the family lot in Oak Hill. "Their works do follow them."
C. B. Hughes taken by F. M. Doolittle, 130 E. Cenesee St. Syrakuse, NY
C. B. Hughes & Family
Hattie Hughes taken by 'The Crown Studios', Sydney; The Crown Jewel Portrait; Aug. 1858 - July 1925
Maria Huntley taken by Huller Jon (?), Battle Creek, Mich.
Erastus Hussey taken by Crispell
Mrs. Erastus Hussey by Crispell
Drawing of the "Old Homestead" of Mr. and Mrs. Hussey. It was found in an old Calhoun Co. History.
Artist's sketch of Battle Creek College in 1874. Notice the fence and remnants of Mr. Hussey's flower garden.
Legend about the Hussey's - The Huseys lived in Battle Creek before a name for the place was chosen. He was a Quaker. Perhaps the name Battle Creek sounded too beligerent for a man of peace. He favored strongly the Indian name, Waupakisco, urging that a nickname from that word could only be "Waupasiscans", while Battle Creek would form an easy change to "Battle Creekites." That was too much like Jubusites and Hittites for him. In a general vote, Mr. Hussey was defeated by 60 votes.At one time Erastus Hussey was mayor of the city and for a long time he was a prosperous merchant. He was a strong "Anti Slavery" man, an abolitionist of the severe type, edited a peper called "The Liberty Press", always an up-to-date Michigan abolitionist paper. But he did more than edit the type of paper he did, - he kept a station on the "Underground Railroad" for the accommodation of runaway slaves; and his station was in the celar of his home shown above under the title, "Old Homestead", and which stood where the central or first building of BattleCCreek College stands. Mr. Hussey owned twelve acres for his historic home site, purchasing the plot in 1855. In 1874, he sold the tract to the Seventh-day Adventist Educational Society, and erected a beautiful home at the norh-west corner of Washington and Manchester streets, where the College Library now stands, and his home was moved a few lots west on Manchester St. It is estimated that the Husseys assisted more than 1000 slaves.
Emily Hutchins
W. S. Hyatt
William S. Ingraham
Irwin, C. W. + Wife
G. A. Irwin & wife
Grace White Jacques granddaughter of the late Ellen G. and James White, founders of the Seventh-day Adventist church, will be honored in Rockford September 14 thru 16 when she and her husband, Dr. J. G. Jacques, St. Helena, California, visit the local church congregation. Mrs. Jacques will speak on the topic "Yes, I Remember Grandmother". Ellen G. White was a nationally known public speaker and outstanding woman in America in the 19th century. She was a prolific author and writer who produced over 100 Christ-centered books (some 32.777 pages) plus 4600 published articles. She lived from 1827 to 1915. The couple will visit the Seventh-day Adventist church, 325 N. Alpine rd. at 7 pm, Friday, September 14, and at 11am, 3pm and 7pm Saturday, September 15. The public is cordially invited.
Members of the Rockford church prepare fine needlework that will be presented to the Jacques as gifts for the Ellen G. White Memorial Home.
Dr. John and Grace Jacques with Oliver
Gladys Kubrock, Grace White Jacques (seated), Daniel Kubrock, Dr. John Godfrey Jacques (standing)
Grace White Jacques, Dr. John Jacques (color)
Legend
John and Grace (White) Jacques with Oliver
Grace Jacques and Dr. John Jacques with firstborn, Oliver
Dr. John Jacques, married Grace White
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