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Spurgeon, Samuel J. W.

(born: 1861) 

Samuel J. W. Spurgeon, who came to Kentucky from Tennessee, was the minister at Mt. Sterling, KY, Christian Church, then later relocated to the Constitution Street Christian Church in Lexington, KY. Spurgeon founded and edited the Christian Worker and was a correspondent for other journals. He was also a contributing editor of The Messenger, a weekly published in Lexington. For more see Biographical Sketches of Prominent Negro Men and Women of Kentucky, by W. D. Johnson.

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NKAA Source: Christian worker (periodical)
NKAA Source: The Messenger (newspaper)
NKAA Source: Biographical sketches of prominent Negro men and women of Kentucky

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