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Rev. William Martin Puffer

Rev. William Martin Puffer[1]

Male 1860 - 1936  (76 years)

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  • Name William Martin Puffer  [2
    Title Rev. 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 12 Jun 1860  Sheldon, VT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    FindaGrave 30712948 
    Ref# 407  [1
    _AMTID 390151097544:1030:116238515 
    Died 10 Oct 1936  Kalamazoo, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: of cancer of the prostate 
    Buried 12 Oct 1936  Kalamazoo, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Mountain Home Cemetery
    Person ID I18539  Puffer Genealogy
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2015 

    Father Rev. William R. Puffer,   b. 28 Nov 1828, Richford, VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1900, Richford, VT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Esther Ann Kinsley,   b. 6 Dec 1836, Fletcher, VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1918, Richford, VT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 12 May 1859  Fletcher, VT Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F2836  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret McMichael,   b. 9 Jul 1864, Freedom, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1958, South Boardman, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 11 Jun 1883  Farwell, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Children 
     1. William James Puffer,   b. 24 May 1884, Clare, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1956, Weslaco, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Rodney Arthur Puffer,   b. 24 Jan 1886, Grand Rapids, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1945, Denver, CO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. Anna Margaret Puffer,   b. 29 Mar 1888, Grand Rapids, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1985, Kalamazoo, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F12424  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos 4 Photos

    Headstones 2 Headstones

  • Notes 
    • He attended public schools and St. Johnsbury (VT) Academy, where he graduated in 1878, entered Wesleyan University at Middletown, CT, where in 1882 he received his degree of A.B. From his alma mater he received the degree of A.M. in 1885, and D.D. from Albion College in 1898. He was principal of the graded school in Clare, MI, 1882-4; he joined the Michigan Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1884 and in the same year became pastor of the church at Hart, MI. In 1885-7 he was pastor at Plainfield Avenue Church, Grand Rapids, MI; pastor from 1888 to 1892 inclusive at Hastings, MI; and from 1893-5 inclusive in Manistee, M I. He was appointed Presiding Elder of the Lansing District of the Methodist Episcopal Church and served 1896-1901; pastor at Kalamazoo, 1901-7; superintendent of Kalamazoo district 1907-13; now pastor of Trinity Church, Grand Rapids. He was elected member of the London Society of Bi lical Archeology, Jan 11, 1891. He was a member of the General Conference in 1900 and is a member of the Federal Council of Churches in North America.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1210] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 266, 320.

    2. [S1210] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 267, 320.

    3. [S1490] Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800–1995.

    4. [S2056] Vermont Vital Records, 1720-1908.

    5. [S1210] Descendants of George Puffer of Braintree, Massachusetts 1639-1915, 320.

    6. [S2329] Michigan Marriage Records, 1867-1952.