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Subject: [GM-L] Help on Rev. George Lovejoy 1843 -- 1916
Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2002 01:22:11 -0500
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Anyone care to add or change any of the following? I am trying to update
biographical information for a document containing biographies of all of
the Pastors of my church. This document is for my church.
Thank you very much.
Rev. George Edwards Lovejoy
George was the son of John H. and Sally (Grout) Lovejoy and grandson of
Samuel and Lucy (Edwards) Lovejoy. The birth took place on 30 June 1843 in
He married Mary Louise Sinclair, daughter of Isaiah and Abbie Sinclair, on
1 May 1867 in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. She was born on 24
August 1844 in Sandwich, New Hampshire.
He received his early education in the public schools and various
academies. He graduated from Andover Theological Seminary with the class of
1873. His residence at the time was Pittsfield, New Hampshire.
On 12 August 1862, he enlisted in Company H, Twenty-second Massachusetts
Regiment, First Brigade, First Division, Fifth Army Corps, Union Army. He
remained a member of this regiment until it was mustered out of service. He
was then transferred to the Thirty-second regiment. He served with that
unit until the end of the war. He participated in several battles including
Antietam, Shepardstown, Chancellorsville,, Rappahannock Station,
Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg. He served as a private and
corporal until the end of the Civil War.
He was ordained and installed pastor in Candia, New Hampshire on 16 July
1873. He remained there until the spring of 1877. He was installed pastor
of Bedford on Wednesday, 12 September 1877. He resigned from the Bedford
pastorate and was installed in Franklin on 8 December 1880. He served as
pastor at Franklin from 1880 to 1891; Oak Park Church in Minneapolis,
Minnesota from 1891 to 1893; Stoneham, Massachusetts from 1 May 1893 to
1897; Pittsfield, New Hampshire from 1897 to 1903; and South Church,
Lawrence, Massachusetts from February 1903 to his death in 1916.
The 1880 census mentions that this household contained George, age 37
years; Mary, his wife, age 35 years; and Abbie Sinclair, age 65 years,
George's mother-in-law. This census was taken on 14th and 15th June 1880 in
Bedford. This census was taken while George was still the pastor of the
church in Bedford.
He was deputy chaplain of the Massachusetts G.A.R. in 1909 and
chaplaininchief in 1912. He was also a Republican and a mason.
He died on 25 December 1916 of heart failure.