Edward Sanford

(1850-1920). One of the first Seventh-day Adventist workers in Ghana; minister. He enlisted in the army during the last year of the American Civil War and afterward worked on the railroad in Saginaw, Michigan. While there he became an SDA , and soon thereafter entered the evangelistic service of the church. From 1888 to 1894 he was a district director in Michigan, then went to the Gold Coast (now Ghana) in West Africa, but was obliged by fever to retreat from there almost immediately. Recovering about 1902, he was ordained to the ministry, and then worked about 10 years in Southern United States, then two years in Detroit, two years in Maine, and again two years in Detroit. He died from a paralytic stroke.

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

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