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CRAFTS, Wilbur Fisk, clergyman, born in Fryeburg, Maine, 12 January, 1850. He was graduated at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, in 1869, and at the school of theology of Boston University in 1872. He joined the New England conference of the Methodist Episcopal church in 1870, and preached while prosecuting his theological studies at Nahant and Stoneham, Massachusetts. In 1872 he was stationed at Haverhill, and subsequently at Dover, New Hampshire, New Bedford, Massachusetts, Chicago, Illinois, and other places. He traveled in Europe and Pales-fine, and, having united with the Congregational church, was, after his return, pastor of a church in Brooklyn, New York, until 1883. He has published "Through the Eye to the Heart" (New York, 1873 : revised ed., 1878); "Childhood, the Text-Book of the Age for Parents, Pastors, and Teachers" (Boston, 1875); "The Ideal Sunday-School" (Boston, 1876); "Rescue of Child-Soul" (1880); "Successful Men of Today" (1883);" The Sabbath for Man" (1885); and, with his wife, " Pocket Lesson Notes" (1886).--His wife, Sarah J. Timan us, has published "Letters to Primary Teachers," treatises on Kindergarten teaching, and religious books for the young.
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