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John Patrick Brushingham

Clergyman

John Patrick Brushingham, American clergyman.

Background

Brushingham, John Patrick was born on February 16, 1855 in Cuba, New York, United States. Son of Thomas and Mary (O’Hern) Brushingham.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Northwestern University, 1881, Bachelor of Divinity, 1883, A.M., 1884, Doctor of Divinity, 1901.

Career

Began preaching at Chicago, 1875. Ordained Mechanical Engineering ministry, 1885. Pastor Ravenswood (Chicago), until 1884, Fulton St. Church, Chicago, 1884-1887, Ada St. Church, 1887-1892, Ravenswood, 1892-1894, Fulton St. Church, 1894-1898, First Church until 1907, Sycamore, Illinois, 1907-1911, South Park Avenue Church, 1911-1918, Central Park Church, 1917-1920.

Secretary of Morals communications of Chicago, since 1917.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Catching Men, 1906. Spiritual Electrology, 1911.

Membership

Member General Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church Church three times. Member Methodist Ecumenical Conference, London, England. Member Chicago Methodist Social Union (ex-president).

Member of committee of fifteen to organize Municipal Voters’ League of Chicago. Member of advisory board Commision on Morals, 1916-1917. Member of advisory board Wesley Hospital, 1917-1920.

Mason (32°, Shriner), Odd.

Connections

Married Lillia S. Norton, October 12, 1881 (died 1916).; married second, Edith Williamson, 1917. Children: Nellie (Mistress E. L. Starr), Robert Milton, John Norton.

father:
Thomas Brushingham

mother:
Mary (O’Hern) Brushingham

spouse:
Lillia S. Norton

spouse:
Edith Williamson

child:
Nellie Brushingham (Mistress E. L. Starr)

child:
Robert Milton Brushingham

child:
John Norton Brushingham