Universalist obituaries: a resource

Somehow I missed what seems to be a valuable project to transcribe the obituaries of ministers and notable laypersons from the Universalist Register.

A good selection of years are included from 1862 to 1882, but it’s far from complete, especially in the 1870s and after 1882. Do take a look.

While the likes of Hosea Ballou, Thomas Starr King and Edwin Hubble Chapin are included, far more interesting to me are remembrances like these:

Rev. Silas Russell, in East Dover, Me., May, 1860, aged 70 years. He was a very worthy, unassuming, and even retiring man-delighting most to preach in secluded places, where there was little pecuniary reward. His end was peace and joy.

If a gospel for the 100% becomes adulation for the 1% — read that as you will — then it’s good to restore hope for the other 99%

But how, I wonder, would one contribute to the work? It’s a project of the Unitarian Universalist Historical Society, so perhaps to contact the leadership of the Dictionary of Unitarian and Universalist Biography?

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Scott Wells, 44, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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