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Ezekial Boring Kephart

Ezekial Boring Kephart, American State Senator, bishop.

Background

  • Kephart, Ezekial Boring was born on November 6, 1834 in Decatur Tp., Clearfield Company, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Review Henry and Sarah (Goss) Kephart.

  • Education

    • Reared on farm; later cut and floated lumber on Susquehanna River. Afterward pilot on that river. Earned money with which to go to college.

    Career

    • Attended Dickinson Seminary, Pennsylvania, and Mount Pleasant College, Pennsylvania. Graduate Otterbein University, 1865 (A.M., Doctor of Divinity, same. Doctor of Laws, Lebanon Valley College).

      Entered ministry, 1857. Lived 23 years in Iowa. President Western College, Iowa, 1868-1881.

      U.B. bishop, from 1881. State senator, Iowa, 1872-1876. Traveled extensively in Africa, Egypt, Palestine and in Europe.

      Author: Apologetics, or a Treatise on Christian Evidences, 1901. Home: Annville, Pa.

    Works

    • Author: Apologetics, or a Treatise on Christian Evidences, 1901.

    Connections

    • Married Susan J. Trefts, November 4, 1860.
    • father: Review Henry Kephart
    • mother: Sarah (Goss) Kephart
    • spouse: Susan J. Trefts
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    Born November 6, 1834
    Died 1906
    (aged 71)
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