1828–1919

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Born: Au­gust 31, 1828, Ith­a­ca, New York.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 1, 1919, Mount Ver­non, Io­wa.

Buried: Mount Ver­non Ce­me­te­ry, Mount Ver­non, Io­wa.

Biography

Hartsough was the hus­band of Is­a­bel­la Mar Cor­nish.

He gra­du­at­ed from Caz­e­no­via Se­mi­na­ry, New York, in 1852. He was or­dained a Me­thod­ist min­is­ter in 1853, and joined the On­ei­da Con­fer­ence in New York.

Around 1868, he moved west for health rea­sons, be­com­ing su­per­in­tend­ent of the Ut­ah Mis­sion, then pre­sid­ing el­der of the Wy­om­ing Dis­trict. About the same time, he served as mu­sic­al ed­it­or for Jo­seph Hill­man’s Re­vi­val­ist.

In 1871, Hart­sough became pas­tor of the Me­thod­ist church in Ep­worth, Io­wa. He trans­ferred to the North­west Io­wa Con­fer­ence in 1874, and re­tired in 1895.

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