Southworth, Alanson

Southworth, Alanson, a Congregational minister, was born at Winthrop, Me., Aug. 16, 1826. He studied law at Lowell, Mass., was converted in 1853, and entered Bangor Theological Seminary, graduating in 1858. He labored at Otisfield for a year, and was ordained at South Paris, Me., in 1859, where his ministry of nearly six years was very useful. After returning from a voyage to Cuba for his health, he entered the service of the Christian Commission, and labored with great assiduity in ministering to the bodies and souls of the soldiers in the Army of the Potomac. He returned to South Paris, and was soon stricken down with typhoid fever, of which he died, March 25, 1864. Mr. Southworth was an earnest, unselfish worker for Christ, and endowed with true nobility of soul. In 1863 he published a small but valuable book on Universalism. Two of his brothers entered the ministry. See Congregational Quarterly, 1865, p. 205.

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