Name: Darwin Chase LIPPINCOTT
Prefix: Rev. 1
Birth: 31 JUL 1857 in Bloom Center, Logan Co., Ohio
Death: 22 OCT 1915 in Garwin, Tama Co., Iowa
Burial: Union Cemetery, Garwin, Tama Co., Iowa
Religion: Seventh-Day Baptist
Change Date: 19 MAR 2007
Census: 1880 Bloomfield, Logan Co., Ohio: age 22
Darwin Chase Lippincott 1857-1915
Categories: Minister / Pastor, The Sabbath Recorder Obituary
"The Sabbath Recorder", Vol 62, No 26, June 25, 1906.
Tribute to Darwin Chase Lippincott
Darwin C. Lippincott, eldest son of Curtis and Elizabeth Babcock Lippincott, was born at Rum Creek, Logan Co., Ohio, July 31, 1857. A few years before the above mentioned date, Curtis Lippincott moved from Clark County, Ohio, to Rum Creek, at which place his son Darwin spent the most of his boyhood days, being educated in the district school. He was married to Miss Evaline Van Horn, daughter of Lewis (R.) and Sarah Van Horn, March 27, 1879. The subject of this sketch was religiously inclined. Very early in life he pondered over questions pertaining to the salvation of his soul, and was brought to Christ at the age of eighteen, under the preaching of Elder C.M. Lewis. He was baptized by Elder S.H. Babcock in June, 1875. He became a constant attendant upon religious services, and was very much influenced by the preaching of Elders C. M. Lewis and J. L. Huffman. As a result of their influence, Darwin began to realize that the Lord had a work for him to do. Often did he say to himself, "If I could only preach with the power that those men possess, many souls might be saved." As he had promised the Lord "To do whatever He wanted him to do," he began to make preparations for the gospel ministry. Knowing that he must have a better education to do the Lord's work well, he entered Salem College in the autumn of 1893. During his first four years in school, he preached for the Middle Island and Green Brier churches. His first regular pastorate was with the church at Salemville, Pa., which he served for two years and three months, beginning July 1, 1897. He was ordained by the Salemville church January 28, 1899, by a Council composed of Rev. O. U. Whitford, D. D., President T. L. Gardiner, of Salem College, and Rev. M.G. Stillman. Returning to Salem in October 1899, he preached for the Salem, W. Va., church for two years, during which time he studied in Salem College. During the summer of 1900 he went out with the Salem College Quartette to do evangelistic work at Roanoke, Berea, Lost Creek, and Calhoun County, W. Va. This he considers a very bright chapter of his ministry. In 1901 he accepted a call to the Middle Island, Green Brier and Black Lick churches, where he served for one and one-half years. Owing to the failure of his wife's health, he thought it best to make a change. After preaching for the Garwin, Iowa church for three years, he accepted a call to the Jackson Center, Ohio church, where he preached his first sermon April the 7th, 1906. We are pleased to have Elder Lippincott among us and feel assured that his pastorate here will be a great spiritual benefit to our church and community. May the blessing of God ever rest upon him and his work. -- Huffman Simpson
[NOTE: Another Sabbath Recorder states that he came back to Garwin in the spring of 1911 and Evaline died Dec. 18, 1911 of cancer.]
"The Sabbath Recorder", Vol 79, No 19, p 588, Nov. 8, 1915.
Rev. Darwin C. Lippincott, son of Curtis and Elizabeth Martha Lippincott, was born at Bloom Center, Logan Co., Ohio, July 31, 1857, and died at Garwin, Iowa, October 22, 1915, at the age of 58 years, 2 months and 22 days. He was the oldest of a family of ten children, of whom six are still living - four brothers and two sisters.
While still a young man Brother Lippincott was baptized by his grandfather, Rev. Simeon Babcock, and united with the Seventh Day Baptist Church of Jackson Center, Ohio.
In March 1879, he was joined in marriage to Evaline Van Horn, at Humboldt, Neb. To this union six children were born - Ida, Nora, Sherman, Stella, Ray and Luen. The third child, Sherman, died in infancy. The rest are still living.
After his conversion, Mr. Lippincott neglected his Christian service and became wayward again. At the age of thirty-four years he was reconverted in a Quaker church near his home in Ohio, and soon felt that he was called to the gospel ministry. He supplied the Stokes Church during a part of the years 1892-93.
In March 1893, he moved with his family to Salem, W. Va., where he entered Salem College. While pursuing his studies there he preached for the Black Lick, Greenbrier, and Middle Island churches. During this time also he went to Salemville, Pa., once every three months to attend quarterly meetings.
He was licensed to preach the gospel by the Salem Church in 1895. Having accepted the pastorate of the Seventh Day Baptist Church of Salemville, Pa., he moved there in July, 1897, and was there ordained on January 28, 1899. He remained in Salemville about two years, when he again took up work in Salem College and preached for the Salem Church.
His next work was that of missionary pastor of the Middle Island, Black Lick, and Greenbrier Churches, where he did excellent work. During this pastorate the fine new parsonage at Middle Island was built.
In 1903, he was called to the church at Garwin, Iowa, where he remained three years. In 1906, he accepted the pastorate of his old home church in Jackson Center, Ohio, where he remained five years.
Since the spring of 1911 he has made his home at Garwin, Iowa. On December 18, 1911, he was deprived of the wife who had stood by him so bravely during all the years of study and hardship and labor. Her death was caused by cancer.
Just before returning to Garwin, in 1911, Elder Lippincott contracted sugar diabetes. From that time his body was not free from disease. While holding his last series of evangelistic meetings at Salemville, Pa., during the winter of 1913-1914, a large carbuncle developed on his neck which nearly proved fatal. He was afflicted with cancerous abscesses from that time until his death.
In August, 1914, he went to Rochester, Minn., for an operation and was told that he couldn't live six months. Growing constantly worse after that, his suffering during the last few months was extreme. Although by nature quick and impatient, his calm endurance during his months of pain was wonderful. Something of the patience of the Son of God surely rested upon his life. Loyal F. Hurley
Father: Curtis LIPPINCOTT b: 30 JUN 1838 in Clarke Co., Ohio
Mother: Elizabeth Martha BABCOCK b: 16 JAN 1838 in North Hampton, Clark Co., Ohio
Evaline VAN HORN b: 10 NOV 1858 in Stokes, Logan Co., Ohio
27 MAR 1879
in Humboldt, Richardson Co., Nebraska
- Ida Mae LIPPINCOTT b: 17 NOV 1880 in Maplewood, Shelby Co., Ohio
- Nora Merleyye LIPPINCOTT b: 23 NOV 1882 in Maplewood, Shelby Co., Ohio
- Winifred Raymond LIPPINCOTT b: 30 AUG 1891 in Shelby Co., Ohio
- Luen C. LIPPINCOTT b: 30 APR 1895 in Salem Co., West Virginia
- Text: Rootsweb Worldconnect database by Jon Saunders, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:2232377