Matilda Joslyn Gage was born March 24, 1826, just down the road from Fulton in Cicero.
She was an only child, raised in a household dedicated to antislavery. Her father, Dr. Hezekiah Joslyn, was a nationally known abolitionist, and the Joslyn home was a station on the Underground Railroad.
Next Sunday marks the 175th anniversary of the Hannibal Methodist Church.
The Certificate of Incorporation was filed in the Oswego County Clerk’s Office March 13, 1839.The first pastor was the Rev. John Whitcomb, who served until 1840 when he was succeeded by the Rev. Benjamin F. Brown. Continue reading →
I hadn’t until last week when Jean Derby called me and told me that one was going to be presented to a special somebody in Hannibal…but it was a secret and I was not to tell.
Well the secret’s out, so now I can tell. The recipient of the Quilt of Valor is the Rev. Moritz Fuchs, Fulton native and a dear man, dear to the hearts of many throughout Central New York and especially to those parishioners of Our Lady of the Rosary in Hannibal. Continue reading →
I’ve mentioned before that I attended Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Washington in April.
I had the opportunity to meet Sister Simone Campbell and even to share a few minutes with her in the lobby. I had dropped by to get a signed copy of her book but they weren’t available yet, so she signed a piece of paper and I placed an order for her book: Nuns on the Bus. Continue reading →