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CONDIT, Rev. John Gordon 1829 - 1911

CONDIT, MCCURDY, SHOEMAKER, CROZIER

Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 1/3/2021 at 17:24:02

"The Fairfield Daily Journal"
Monday, October 16, 1911
Page 2, Column 1

REV. J. G. CONDIT DIED SUNDAY

Death called Rev. John Gordon CONDIT Sunday morning at 11 o'clock after several months of ill health and suffering and he passed from this life at his home on North Court street, after loving hands had ministered to him and done everything possible to delay the visit of the death angel.

John Gordon CONDIT was born in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, on August 10th, 1829, where he grew to young manhood. In early life he chose the ministry as his life work and after severa lyears (sic) study he was ordained to preach the gospel to his fellow men. On May 6, 1862, he was united in marriage to Martha J. McCURDY of Venango county, Pa., and together they came west.

Rev. CONDIT was ordained by the Presbyterian church and when he reached Iowa he preached for several years in Bethel, Washington county, Salina and Libertyville, also filling appointments in Viola and Camp creek, Ill., In 1879 the family moved to Fairfield where Mr. and Mrs. CONDIT have since made their home.

Five children now survive them, all of whom are widely scattered. They are--Rev. J. H. CONDIT of Healdsburg, California; Prof. Ira S. CONDIT of Cedar Falls, Mrs. J. E. SHOEMAKER of Yu-Yiao, China, and Mrs. Walter S. CROZIER of Durango, Colo. Only two Prof, Ira CONDIT and Mrs. SHOEMAKER are permitted to be with the aged mother at this time.

Rev. CONDIT during the earlier years of his residence here supplied the churches in Mt. Zion, Iowa, Cawker City, Kansas, and Cannon City, Colorado, but for the past twenty-five years has been a sufferer from asthma and had retired from active labors. To the First Presbyterian church of this city Rev. CONDIT was always a staunch friend and loyal supporter, and his kindly face will be missed by the members of the congregation.

the fuenral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the residence and the remains will be laid in Evergeren cemetery. Rev. W. W. Montgomery, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will have charge of the last services.

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"The Fairfield Journal"
Wednesday, October 18, 1911
Front Page, Column 1

J. Gordan (sic) CONDIT Died Sunday Morning

Death called Rev. John Gordon CONDIT Sunday morning at 11 o'clock after several months of ill health and suffering and he passed from this life at his home on North Court street after loving hands had ministered to him and done everything possible to delay the visit of the death angel.

John Gordon CONDIT was born in Mercer County, Pennsulvania, on August 10th, 1829, where he grew to young manhood. In early life he chose the ministry as his life work and after severa lyears (sic) study was ordained to preach the gospel to his fellow men. On May 6, 1882, he was united in marriage to Martha J. McCURDY of Venango county, Pa., and together they came west.

Rev. CONDIT was ordained by the Presbyterian church and when he reached Iowa he preached for several years in Bethel, Washington county, Salina and Libertyville, also filling appointments in Viola and Camp Creek, Ill., In 1879 the family moved to Fairfield where Mr. and Mrs. CONDIT have since made their home.

Five children now survive them, all of whom are widely scattered. They are--Rev. J. H. CONDIT of Healdsburg, California; Prof. Ira S. CONDIT of Cedar Falls, Mrs. J. E. SHOEMAKER of Yu-Yiao, China, and Mrs. Walter S. CROZIER of Durango, Colo. Only two Prof. Ira CONDIT and Mrs. SHOEMAKER are permitted to be with the aged mother at this time.

Rev. CONDIT during the earlier years of his residence here supplied the churches in Mt. Zion, Iowa, Cawker City, Kansas, and Cannon City, Colorado, but for the past twenty-five years he has been a sufferer from asthma and had retired from active labors. To the First Presbyterian church of this city Rev. CONDIT was always a staunch friend and loyal supporter, and his kindly face will be missed by the members of the congregation.

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"Jefferson County Republican"
Friday, October 20, 1911
Front Page, Column 1

John Gordon CONDIT.

Rev. John Gordon CONDIT was born in Mercer Co., Penn., August 10, 1829. His father, William CONDIT, was a farmer and an elder in the Fairfield, Pa., Presbyterian church. He worked on his father's farm until he was twenty-one years of age. He then attended Poland Academy in Ohio for one year. After this he entered the preparatory department of Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Penn. From this college he received his degree of B.A. in 1858. In September of the same year he entered Western Theological Seminary at Allegheny. He graduated from this school in 1861.

In 1860 he was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Erie. He was ordained to the ministry of the Presbyterian church by the same presbytery in the spring of 1861. He at once took charge of Sandy Lake, Mt. Pleasant and Waterloo churches in Mercer Co., Penn, where he labored for three years.

On the 5th of May, 1862, he was married to Martha Jane McCURDY of Venango Co., Penn. In 1864 they moved to Washington Co., Iowa, where Mr. CONDIT entered upon the work of a home missionary in charge of Bethel Church, which had just been organized.

His other pastorates were: 1867-70, Salina, Iowa; 1870-73, Libertyville, Iowa; 1873-75, viola, Illinois; 1875-79, Camp Creek, Ill.

In the fall of 1879 Mr. and Mrs. CONDIT moved to Fairfield to educate their children and from that date this has been their home. Since 1880 they have lived on the location of the present home.

After moving to Fairfield Mr. CONDIT supplied churches at Mt. Zion, Iowa, Cawker City, Kansas, and Canon City, Colorado. A cold contracted after delivering a Fourth of July address aggravated a weakened condition of the bronchial tubes due to exposure in the work of a home missionary and brought on asthma from which he was a sufferer for more than twenty-five years. The latter portion of his life was spent at his home in Fairfield where he died Sunday, October 15, at 11 o'clock a.m., joining the congregation on high just as the church bells were ringing for the morning service in the church which he loved for so many years to attend.

Mr. and Mrs. CONDIT had six children, five of whom are living. William Howard died in infancy and is buried near Bethel church in Washington Co., Iowa. The other children are: Rev. James Hays CONDIT, pastor of Presbyterian church, Fairbanks, Alaska; Professor Ira S. CONDIT, State Teachers' College, Cedar Falls, Iowa; Mrs. J. E. SHOEMAKER, missionary, Ningpo, China; Dr. John C. CONDIT, Healdsburg, California; Mrs. W. S. CROZIER, wife of Presbyterian pastor, Durango, Col.

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"The Fairfield Journal"
Wednesday, November 8, 1911
Front Page, Column 3

HISTORICAL SUMMARY.
By H. HEATON, Secretary.

... The mortuary list includes Rev. John Gordon CONDIT who died in the city on the 15th. Mr. CONDIT was 82 years old and a native of Pennsylvania. In 1867 he came to this county and was pastor of the Presbyterian church at Salina. ...

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Note: Buried in Lot 2nd.072. Wife Martha died in 1917 and is buried with him.


 

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