Florence BARBER

Florence BARBER

Female 1882 - 1893  (10 years)

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  • Name Florence BARBER 
    Born 18 Nov 1882  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 04 Feb 1893  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I01700  Schuler
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2009 

    Father Samuel BARBER,   b. 10 Apr 1857, Mossley Brow, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1922, Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Sarah S. SMITH,   b. Abt 08 Jan 1860, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Oct 1955, Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 95 years) 
    Married 02 Jan 1882  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • Source: City Records - Vol 2 - pp19 Newport, RI - June 2, 1882 - Groom, Samuel Barber - Bride Sarah Smith - first marriage for both - Residence -7 Coddington Block - Occupation Samual Carriage painter - Place: Newport, RI - First Unitarian Congregation Church - on Mill Street near Spring Street Est. 1735 -Rev. M.K. Schermerhorn, pastor - Age: Samual 25 - Sarah 21 - Samuel born Morsley (spelling, may be Mawdesley), England -Sarah Lancashire, England - Parents: Groom, William Barber & Sarah A Buckley - Bride, Joseph Smith & Mary A Gill

      Beginning in 1878, the Rev. M. K. Schermerhorn served as the minister of this congregation for four years. During that short period of time, he inspired the congregation and the entire Unitarian Association to build a monument to honor Channing in his birthplace. This church was built by international subscription. Unitarians from across the country and in England sent contributions in support of the vision of a monument dedicated to the memory and vision of William Ellery Channing. The cornerstone bearing the words "Faith, Hope, Charity" was laid in 1880, the centennial of Channing's birth. The dates carved into the front of the church 1780-1880, pay tribute to this anniversary; 1780 being the date of Channing's birth in Newport. It is significant that this memorial bearing his name is not a cold edifice but houses a thriving Unitarian Universalist congregation.

      The church was constructed in little more than a year, built of pink stone from Lyme, Ct. (unlike the gray foreseen by Governor Van Zandt) and was dedicated October 19, 1881. In its new building, the Unitarian society became a forceful religious and cultural center for the Newport community.
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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Nov 1882 - Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 04 Feb 1893 - Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Link to Google Earth
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