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Horatio Gates Spafford
Horatio Spafford
Short Name: Horatio Gates Spafford
Full Name: Spafford, Horatio Gates, 1828-1888
Birth Year: 1828
Death Year: 1888

Wikipedia Biography

Horatio Gates Spafford (October 20, 1828, Troy, New York – October 16, 1888, Jerusalem) was a prominent American lawyer and Presbyterian church elder. He is best known for penning the Christian hymn It Is Well With My Soul, following a family tragedy in which his four daughters died aboard the S.S. Ville du Havre on a transatlantic voyage.

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