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CLARKE, Oorus, author, born in Westhampton, Massachusetts, 2 January, 1797; died in Boston, Massachusetts, 8 March, 1884. He was graduated at Williams in 1817, studied theology at Andover in 1818-'20, travelled with the Rev. Asahel Nettleton to observe his method of preaching, was ordained 5 February, 1823, and was pastor of the Congregational church at.. Blandford, Massachusetts, from 1823 till 1835, and then at Chicopee until 1841, when he became associate editor and .proprietor of the "New England Puritan," a religious magazine published in Boston. He afterward edited the " Christian Times" in Boston in 1845-'51, and the "Christian Parlor Magazine" in New York city. He resided for some time in Waltham, Massachusetts, and in his last years at Boston. He was a student of genealogical and local history, was historian of the New England historic-genealogical society, an active member of various religions and philanthropic organizations, and a prolific writer. In 1836 he published a series of "Letters to Young People in Manufacturing Villages" ; in 1838, " Letters to Horace Mann" ; in 1864, after retiring from editorial life, " Fugitives from the Escritoire of a Retired Editor"; in 1869, " Oneness of the Christian Church" (Boston); in 1871, "Orthodox Congregationalism and the Sects," followed by "Review of the Oberlin Council," and in 1873 by "Revision of the English Version of the Bible." In 1876 he compiled "Ancestry and Writings," in 1877 wrote an "Essay on the Tri-Unity of God," and in 1879 a brochure called " Saying the Catechism," which passed through many editions.
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