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Reverend Silas Huntington

1829-1905

 
 
Reverend Silas Huntington Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, July 11, 2017
1. Reverend Silas Huntington Marker
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A zealous Methodist missionary descended from an early New England family, Huntington was born in Kemptville. With his ordination in 1854 he commenced a long Christian ministry, serving various congregations in eastern Ontario and Quebec until 1882 when he was posted to Mattawa. Using this mission as a base, Huntington travelled extensively, visiting outlying settlements and work camps along the CPR as far west as Schreiber. Reputedly the first Protestant missionary to reach many northern communities, he is credited with establishing several pastoral charges, including this congregation formed in 1882. His unflagging energy and magnetic personality gained him immense popularity and respect throughout the north, and in 1960 Huntington University, now Huntington College in Laurentian University, Sudbury, was named in his honour.
 
Erected by Ontario Heritage Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1829.
 
Location. 46° 18.644′ 
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N, 79° 27.799′ W. Marker is in North Bay, Ontario, in Nipissing District. Marker is at the intersection of Ferguson Street and McIntyre Street East, on the right when traveling east on Ferguson Street. Marker is located adjacent Trinity United Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 353 Ferguson Street, North Bay ON P1B 1C5, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The Barry Building Explosion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Capitol Theatre (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Mackey House (about 120 meters away); Cormack Block (about 150 meters away); Jack Burrows Place (about 150 meters away); CPR Yards (about 240 meters away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Bay.
 
Wideview of Reverend Silas Huntington Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, July 11, 2017
2. Wideview of Reverend Silas Huntington Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.

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