Rufus Henry McDaniel

McDANIEL, Rufus Henry. b. near Ripley, Brown County, Ohio, 29 January 1850; d. Dayton, Ohio, 13 February 1940. McDaniel was a pastor, and author of over one hundred hymns. Born to Hiram McDaniel (1822–1891) and Caroline McDaniel, née Lawwill (1822-1905), he was one of seven siblings. Rufus received his early education in Bentonville, Ohio and at Parker’s Academy, Claremont, Ohio. He was licensed to preach at the age of nineteen and ordained to the ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 1873. He served pastorates in the smaller towns of Hammersville, Higginsport, Centerburg, and Sugar Creek, and the city of Cincinnati, all in the Southern Ohio Conference. He married...

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