Biography of Rev. Octavius Applegate
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Rev. Octavius Applegate was born, at Franklin, Delaware county, New York, in 1865, a son of Rev. Octavius Applegate, D. D., who for many years was rector at Newburgh, New York, and the mother before her marriage was Ellen Matilda Ray.

Mr. Applegate of this review moved with his parents to Newburgh in his early childhood and after receiving his educational training matriculated at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, from which he received the degree of B. A. in 1887. Three years later he was awarded the degree of M. A. from the same institution. After leaving college he entered the General Theological Seminary at New York city and was made deacon in 1890 and priest of the Episcopal church in 1891. He served as rector at St. John's church, Ellenville, New York, from 1891 to 1896, filling a similar position at St. James' church, Keene, New Hampshire, during the three years following. He was rector of St. John's church, Kingston, New York, from 1899 to 1909. and since April 15, 1909, has officiated as rector of Grace church at Utica. Having thoroughly given his heart to this work and made every necessary preparation for the responsibility of the office, he has met with a gratifying degree of success and his congregation is one of the largest and most attentive in the city. He is deeply learned in the Scriptures and being an eloquent and convincing speaker, the services of Grace church are largely attended and are instrumental in leading many to adopt the higher life.

He is a man of earnest convictions, with courage to follow wherever they lead, and is recognized as one of the most popular preachers of Utica. Rev. Applegate is deeply interested in civic affairs and engages actively in campaigns promoting the welfare of the city and conducive of t.he betterment of conditions tending toward the uplift of the human race. Fraternally he is identified with the Alpha Delta Phi and the Phi Beta Kappa Greek letter societies; he also holds membership in the Yahnundahsis Golf Club of Utica.

From:
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1912


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