Rev. Daniel E. Loveridge – Passes Nov. 14, 1908

Episcopal Church

“Loveridge – On Saturday morning, November 14, 1908, at his home near Springfield, Dr. Daniel Edward Loveridge, aged 84 years.  Crowned with years of active, earnest labor for the Master and enjoying the absolute respect of every one who knew him, this beloved servant of God passed peacefully to his eternal rest yesterday morning.  He had been in poor health for some time, but Friday was up and about his little farm pruning threes and thanking God that he was feeling so well.  He spent a restful night, but when his usual time for arising came, his heart’s action failed him and ceased to beat.  It was a severe shock to his daughters, Misses Ruth and Myra, who were at home.  Daniel Edward Loveridge was born at New Milforn, Connecticut, December 11, 1824, therefore being at the time of his death nearly 84 years of age.  He was educated at Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut, from which he was graduated, and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity.  He was ordained to the priesthood of the Episcopal church about 55 years ago.  Coming to the coast with his family.  He served as rector of Trinity church at Portland for a few months and then came to Eugene.  This was 20 years ago.  He served St. Mary’s church of this city as rector from that time until a year ago last June when he retired from active ministerial life and went to his fruit farm on the road to  Springfield. He was always an enthusiastic grower of fine fruit and each season for years he has grown and marketed some of the finest fruit ever grown in western Oregon, especially grapes.    Dr. Loveridge was a minster of ability, was beloved by all his parishioners as well as by all who knew him.  He leaves three daughters, Miss Emily of Portland, and Misses Ruth and Myra of this city, besides three grandchildren.  Mrs. Loveridge died in 1903.  No funeral arrangements have yet been made, pending the arrival of his daughter, Miss Emily from Portland.” Eugene Morning Register, Nov. 15, 1908, pg. 8

UpdateRev. Loveridge was  buried at the IOOF (now Pioneer Cemetery, Eugene OR) per Morning Register, Nov. 17, 1908, pg. 5.  Cemetery records also have Mrs. Ellen A. Loveridge born on 5/15/49 [1849] and passing away on 2/12/03 [1903].

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1 Response to Rev. Daniel E. Loveridge – Passes Nov. 14, 1908

  1. Pingback: Mrs. Chas Hempe of Eugene dies February 6, 1903 | Oregon Newspaper Research

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