Stephen Haskell

(1833-1922). Evangelist, administrator. He began preaching for the non-Sabbatarian Adventists in New England in 1853, and later the same year began to observe the Sabbath. In 1850 he married Mary How, who in 1869 assisted in organizing the first Vigilant Missionary Society. After doing self-supporting work in New England, in 1870 he was ordained and became president of the New England Conference (1870-1876, 1877-1887). In 1870 he organized the first conference Tract and Missionary Society and subsequently organized similar societies in various parts of the eastern United States. He was president of the California Conference (1879-1887) and also of the Maine Conference (1884-1886) during that period, and part of that time was out of the country. In 1885 he was in charge of a group that was ...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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