John Loughborough
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N 38° 29.510 W 122° 28.494
10S E 545792 N 4260517
Quick Description: The grave of John Loughborough, the first Seventh-Day Adventist minister to work in California.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/26/2012 6:36:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMG04H
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Long Description:
John Loughborough was one of the key pioneers of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. He was born in New England in 1832, and first heard of and accepted the Sabbath truth via Adventist preacher J.N. Andrews in 1852 at Rochester, New York. Soon after this, Loughborough became an Adventist preacher himself and ministered for several years in New York, Pennsylvania, and the American Midwest. Around this time he joined forces with James and Ellen White, two other Seventh-Day Adventist pioneers, to print and publish the denomination's first newspaper, "The Adventist Review and Sabbath Herald", or simply the "Review".

In 1859 an Adventist carpenter by the name of Merrit Kellog decided to "go west to California" with his family. They made it, and settled in San Francisco. Kellog made sure to share his faith with the people he met, and soon quite a few people were interested in the Seveth-Day Adventist religion, and wanted to learn more. Kellog then contacted the General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists, asking them to send a qualified Adventist minister to California. After much thought and prayer, John Loughborough answered the call.

Loughborough arrived in San Francisco on July 18, 1868 after almost a month of constant travel. Loughbourough, with the help of other Adventist ministers who joined him soon after, held meetings in Petaluma, Napa, and Woodland among other places. The preachers met with great success.

John Loughborough worked in California for ten years, before going to work and preach in England starting in 1878, among other duties and posts.

In his later years Loughborough retired in the Napa Valley. He helped Ellen White revise her book "The Great Controversy", and himself wrote a book chronicling Seventh-Day Adventist history. He was buried in this St. Helena cemetary, which is open daily fron sunrise to sunset.
John Loughborough was one of the key pioneers of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. He was born in New England in 1832, and at around age 20 became an Adventist preacher. He helped establish the denomination’s first newspaper, and labored in both New England and the Midwest before being called to become the first Seventh-Day Adventist minister to work in California. He, along with several other ministers, held meetings in Petaluma, Napa, Woodland, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Oakland among other places. After ten years in California, Loughborough worked in England for some time, and then at a whole host of other positions. He wrote a book chronicling Adventist history up to his time, and retired in the Napa Valley. He died on April 7, 1924.

Date of birth: 1/26/1832

Date of death: 4/7/1924

Area of notoriety: Religion

Marker Type: Headstone

Setting: Outdoor

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: Daily, sunrise to sunset

Fee required?: No

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