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Kidder, Daniel Parish (1815-1891), Methodist missionary, minister, and educator  

Russel Hirst

Kidder, Daniel Parish (18 October 1815–29 July 1891), Methodist missionary, minister, and educator, was born at South Pembroke (later Darien), Genesee County, New York, the son of Selvey Kidder, a businessman, and Mehetabel Parish. His mother died when he was ten months old, after which his father took him to live with an aunt and uncle in Randolph, Vermont. When Daniel was thirteen his father (now remarried) took him back to live in Darien. An unusually mature young man, Kidder took sole administrative and instructional charge of the district school, and then of a school at Darien Center, soon after arriving at his father’s home....

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Mudge, James (1844-1918), Methodist minister and religion scholar  

Christopher H. Evans

Mudge, James (05 April 1844–07 May 1918), Methodist minister and religion scholar, was born in West Springfield, Massachusetts, the son of James Mudge, a Methodist minister, and Harriet Wilde Goodridge. He grew up in Methodist parsonages in South Harwich and Lynn, Massachusetts. In 1861 Mudge entered Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where he received an A.B. in literature in 1865, an A.M. in 1868, and an S.T.D. in 1891....