Oscar Penn FitzgeraldAge: 8118291911

Name
Oscar Penn Fitzgerald
Given names
Oscar Penn
Surname
Fitzgerald
Birth August 24, 1829 27 23
Birth of a sisterMartha Fitzgerald
1831 (Age 16 months)
Birth of a sisterLouesia-Eliza Frances Fitzgerald
1833 (Age 3)
Birth of a sisterNancy Caroline Fitzgerald
about 1835 (Age 5)
Birth of a brotherRufus Banister Fitzgerald
about 1837 (Age 7)
Birth of a brotherJohn Wesley Fitzgerald
October 26, 1837 (Age 8)
Birth of a brotherAdolphus Leigh Fitzgerald
October 24, 1840 (Age 11)
Death of a brotherWilliam Fitzgerald
1842 (Age 12)
Census June 1, 1850 (Age 20) Age: 20
MarriageSarah BanksView family
1855 (Age 25)
Census June 9, 1860 (Age 30) Age: 31
Census July 2, 1870 (Age 40)
Census June 4, 1880 (Age 50)
Census June 18, 1900 (Age 70)
Death of a brotherJohn Wesley Fitzgerald
January 22, 1907 (Age 77)
Census April 22, 1910 (Age 80)
Death August 5, 1911 (Age 81)
Burial
Address: Mount Olivet Cemetery Nashville Davidson County Tennessee, USA Plot: Section 13, lot 65.
Family with parents - View family
father
mother
 
Marriage: January 31, 1822Caswell County, North Carolina, USA
23 months
elder sister
4 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
3 years
Oscar Penn Fitzgerald
Birth: August 24, 1829 27 23Caswell County, North Carolina, USA
Death: August 5, 1911Monteagle, Tennessee, USA
2 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
10 months
younger brother
John Wesley Fitzgerald
Birth: October 26, 1837 35 31Rockingham County, North Carolina, USA
Death: January 22, 1907Ruffin, Rockingham County, North Carolina, USA
3 years
younger brother
Family with Sarah Banks - View family
Oscar Penn Fitzgerald
Birth: August 24, 1829 27 23Caswell County, North Carolina, USA
Death: August 5, 1911Monteagle, Tennessee, USA
wife
 
Marriage: 1855Unknown

Note

From Caswell County Family Tree http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=caswellcounty&id=I8671

Fitzgerald, Oscar Penn, M.E. bishop, was born in Caswell county, N.C., Aug. 24, 1829; son of Richard and Martha J. (Hooper) Fitzgerald, and of Irish descent. His education was acquired at the Oak Grove academy in Rockingham county, N.C. He subsequently spent two years in a newspaper office at Lynchburg, Va., and then engaged in teaching. In 1853 he joined the Methodist church, and was soon after licensed to preach. In December, 1854, he was admitted on trial in the Georgia conference and appointed as junior preacher at Savannah. Upon the call of bishop James O. Andrew for volunteers for the California mission in 1855, he was transferred to that field where he remained until the spring of 1878. During his residence in California he served as station preacher, college agent, editor of the Pacific Methodist, the Christian Spectator, the California Teacher and the Home Newspaper, and as state superintendent of public institutions.

In May 1878, he was elected editor-in-chief of the Christian Advocate at Nashville, Tenn., the official organ of the Methodist Episcopal church south, and continued in this office until May, 1890, when he was elected a bishop. His published works include: California Sketches (2 vols., 1879-81); Christian Growth (1883); Centenary Cameos (1884); Life of Thomas O. Summers; Life of John B. McFerrin; Bible Nights (1888); Judge Longstreet (1891); Glimpses of Truth; The Whetstone; and Dr. Summers: A Life Study. Source: Ancestry.com. Biographies of Notable Americans, 1904 [database online]. Orem, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 1997

More information about Oscar Penn Fitzgerald (1829-1911) can be found at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ncccha/biographies/oscarpennfitzgerald.html

Note

Bishop Fitzgerald Missed

The face of the late sainted Bishop Oscar Penn Fitzgerald is being sadly missed from this session of the general conference. Bishop Fitzgerald was born in Ruffin, N. C., August 24, 1829 and died at Monteagle, Tenn., August 5, 1911. He spent a part of his boyhood days in Virginia. He began his ministry in Macon, Ga., and served several successful pastorates. He resided in California from 1855 to 1878, during a part of which period he was the editor of The Pacific Methodist. For twelve years, from 1878 to 1890, he was the able editor of The Christian Advocate. He was elected to the episcopacy, together with the late Bishop Atticus G. Haygood, of Georgia, at the general conference in St. Louis, Mo., in 1890.

At the last session of the general conference, which convened in Ashville, N. C., Bishop Fitzgerald's presence was greatly missed, he being in declining health at that time, and the glorious "sun-set-view" coming to this saint of God in about one and one-half years later. Bishop Fitzgerald was the author of a number of books which are widely read in our church.

The Atlanta Constitution, 11 May 1914 (page 7).

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