Durfee, Calvin, Dd

Durfee, Calvin, D.D.

a Congregational minister, was born at Pittsfield, Massachusetts, October 6, 1797. He studied at Lenox Academy; graduated at Williams College in 1825; studied theology with Dr. Woodbridge of Hadley; was ordained in Hunter, N.Y., April 21, 1828, and served that church until August, 1835. From March 2, 1836, until July 15, 1851, he was pastor in South Dedham (now Norwood), Massachusetts; from 1851 to 1855, acting pastor in Brooklyn, Ohio; from 1855 to 1858, financial agent of Williams College; from 1854 to 1856, a trustee of Western Reserve College; from 1860 to 1865, acting pastor in South Williamstown, and continued to reside at Williamstown until his death, November 20, 1879. He was also a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Besides publishing various discourses and other pamphlets, he issued a History of Williams College (1860): — Williams' Obituary Record, fourteen pamphlets (1866- 79): — Biographical Annals of Williams College (1871). See Cong. Year- book, 1880, page 17.

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