Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana Archives

Rev. James Langhorne Boxer

The Rev. James Langhorne Boxer was born on 6 February 1828 at Folkestone, Shepway District, Kent, England, the son of John and Mary (Davies) Boxer. The father was a colonel in the Fourteenth Dragoons who had reportedly served under Wellington. James married Sarah A. Wilson on 29 June 1851 in Folkestone. After his ordination he served several parishes in England and worked with Charles Dickens in the writing of "All the Year Round." He immigrated to America, was ordained in the Episcopal Church, and began his pastoral work in Sing Sing, New York. He came to Goshen, Indiana, in 1877 to become rector of St. James, and the following year moved to St. Paul's La Porte, where he remained until 1881. He then moved to become rector of Trinity Church, Houghton, where he died on 15 July 1884. He is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Houghton.


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