Three Deacons Ordained Here

by Laurel | April 16th, 2010

Rev. John Mitton

Rev. John Mitton

April 16, 1936

Three young men were ordained as deacons in the Protestant Episcopal church by Rt. Rev. Thomas Frederick Davies, bishop of the diocese of Western Massachusetts, at a special service at Christ Church cathedral yesterday morning. The young men are Revs. Richart Elliott Benson of Springfield, a member of All Saints Episcopal Church; John Mitton a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at Holyoke; and Charles Flint Kellogg a member of St. James Episcopal church of Great Barrington.

Mr. Kellogg and Mr. Mitton will also graduate from General Theological seminary in May.

Mr.. Mitton is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mitton of 72 Lincoln street, Holyoke. He graduated from the Holyoke high school in 1927 and was a classmate of Mr. Kellogg at St. Stephen’s college, Columbia university. Mrs. Mitton the newly ordained deacon’s mother, was unable to attend the service as she is confined to her home as a result of recent injuries which she suffered in an accident. Other members of the young man’s family, however, attended the service. Along with them were friend including Mrs. Fred Mitton of Dover, N. J.; Mrs. Joseph Bosse and Miss Lorraine Bosse of Yonkers, N.Y.; Mrs. Lois Sherwood of Washington, D.C.; Robert Porteous of Townsend and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gill of Holyoke. Mr. Mitton returned yesterday afternoon to New York.

From The Springfield Republican.

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