Archive:The Universalist Register, 1865
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Biographical Sketches of Deceased Clergy and Laypeople
Rev. Jacob Whitney died of disease contracted in the camp, in the hospital at Frederick, Md., April 21, 1864, aged fifty-five years. He entered the Universalist ministry [in] 1831, and was faithful to its duties for thirty-three years. He travelled extensively, and was favorably known all over the country, from Boston to the Mississippi. Though beyond the military age, he enlisted, and died in his country's service. The chaplain of the hospital wrote to his wife, "You knew your husband's religious views, with those sentiments he died. His last words were, 'I trust myself in the hands of my heavenly Father.'"