Power, Francis Herron

Power, Francis Herron a Presbyterian minister, was born ill Alleghany County, Pa., July 14, 1829. He received a careful academical training; graduated at Washington College, Washington, Pa.; studied theology in the Western Theological Seminary, Alleghany City, Pa., and was licensed by Redstone Presbytery. Being deeply interested in the efforts of the government to suppress the rebellion, he became a delegate of the United States Christian Commission. Joining the "Army of the Cumberland," he was zealous in his efforts in the hospitals and in the field to administer to the personal and spiritual wants of the sick and wounded of the Republic; but the extraordinary exposure to which he subjected himself broke down his system, and he died in the hospital at Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 17, 1863. Mr. Power was never ordained, but he was an earnest and faithful missionary. Forgetful of self, in his zeal for the good of others he sacrificed even his life to a work that had enlisted his whole soul. See Wilson, Presb Hist. Alac, 1864. p. 190. (J. L. S.)

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