Deacon, Alonzo A. Ware

“DEACON ALONZO A. WARE, Mr Ware, who died in Swanzey, N. H . Feb. 8, aged sixty-nine, was of a religious ancestry, and when somewhat late In life, be took a stand as a Christian It was thereafter to be known as true and faithful in every sphere. As deacon of the church he filled the office most acceptably and might be taken as a model. For a score of years he was superintendent of the Sunday school and no one thought of electing another. He was always in his place In church and in the prayer meeting, generally a little ahead of time, and one would almost as soon have looked for a belated sunrise as expect to see him come in late. If one word might describe his religious life, that word would be faithful.

As a friend and counselor he was warm-hearted, judicious, genial and companionable. As a citizen he was esteemed and trusted by his townsmen and had filled almost every office In their power to bestow. He held many financial trusts, settled many estates, had been county commissioner and was president of the Security Savings Bank of Winchester. Mr. Ware married fur his first wife Julia A. Kingman. Their two children died of scarlet fever and were buried in the same grave. Mrs. Ware died in 1892. He married for his second wife Etta A. Newell, who survives him, together with one sister. Mrs. Mary L. Downing.”

Source:  The Congregationalist, Vol. 80, 1895, page 343


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