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Reverend Silas Huntington, 1829-1905

Reverend Silas Huntington, 1829-1905

Photo by contributor Jamie Toeppner - Posted November, 2005

Reverend Silas Huntington, 1829-1905

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted October, 2010

Plaque Location

The District of Nipissing
The City of North Bay
On the grounds of a church on the east side of
Ferguson Street just south of McIntyre Street

Coordinates: N 46 18.644 W 79 27.799


Plaque Text

A zealous Methodist missionary descended from an early New England family, Huntington was born in Kemptville. With his ordination in 1854 he commenced a long Christian ministry, serving various congregations in eastern Ontario and Quebec until 1882 when he was posted to Mattawa. Using this mission as a base, Huntington travelled extensively, visiting outlying settlements and work camps along the CPR as far west as Schreiber. Reputedly the first Protestant missionary to reach many northern communities, he is credited with establishing several pastoral charges, including this congregation formed in 1882. His unflagging energy and magnetic personality gained him immense popularity and respect throughout the north, and in 1960 Huntington University, now Huntington College in Laurentian University, Sudbury, was named in his honour.


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> Posted December 3, 2013
This is my 3rd Great Grand Uncle! I had no idea how famous he was!

> Posted April 24, 2012
Amazed that I actually found this page about my great-great-great grandfather. Thank you so much for making this public!

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