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Memorable Manitobans: Franklin W. Sweet (1869-1924)

Cleric, educator, administrator.

Born at Dayton, Ohio on 22 July 1869, he received an Arts degree from Dennison University (1889), a Theology degree from the Rochester Theological Seminary (1892), and a doctorate in Divinity from the University of Des Moines (1917). He was ordained as a Baptist cleric in 1902 and served at the Baptist church at Adrian, Michigan (1902-1909), Calvary Baptist Church at Minneapolis (1909-1919), and East End Baptist Church at Cleveland, Ohio (1919-1923). In 1923, he was recruited as the President of Brandon College. Just sixteen months later, he fainted while walking home from work, and died soon after, on 31 December 1924. He was survived by a widow and six children.

Sources:

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Dr. Sweet dies with tragic suddenness,” Manitoba Free Press, 31 December 1924, page 1.

“Many attend funeral service for Dr. Sweet,” Manitoba Free Press, 3 January 1925, page 10.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 December 2013

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