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The Corresponence of James McNeil Whistler

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Edward Octavius Flagg, 1824-1911

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1824
Place of Birth: South Carolina
Date of Death: 1911
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Identity:

He married twice: 1. Eliza McNeill (d. 1855), by whom he had one child: William McNeill Flagg (b. 1852). 2. Mary L. Ferris.

Life:

He studied civil engineering, and was educated at Hopkin Grammar School, New Haven, CT; Trinity College, Hartford, CT; New York University and St John's College, Annapolis, MD. He became a Deacon in 1848, and priest in 1849. He held several pastorates and founded four churches. He was Rector of All Saints' Church, NY; Church of the Resurrection, NY, and assistant of Grace Church, NY. He was secretary of the Society of American Authors. His publications included Earlier and Later Poems (1907).

Bibliography:

N. G. Flagg and L. C. S. Flagg, Family Records of the Descendants of Gershom Flagg of Lancaster, MA, 1907, p. 127; Who Was Who in America, vol. 1, 1897-1942, Chicago, 1943.