1802–1896

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Born: Ap­ril 20, 1802, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 30, 1896, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Buried: Laur­el Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Penn­syl­van­ia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Biography

William was the son of Will­iam Fur­ness and Re­bec­ca Thwing, and hus­band of An­nis Pull­ing Jenks.

He gra­du­at­ed from Harvard Un­i­ver­si­ty in Arts and The­o­lo­gy, 1820.

He served as pas­tor of the First Un­i­tar­i­an Church in Penn­syl­van­ia, Penn­syl­van­ia, for 50 years, and as pas­tor emer­i­tus for 21 more.

He was an ac­comp­lished scho­lar, and ac­tiv­ely worked on re­forms of var­i­ous kinds.

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