Pastor Falls Dead as He Baptizes Child
May 1, 1909
Pastor collapses in the midst of baptizing a child, and is realized to be dead upon inspection.
Rev. E. G. Franck, pastor of the German Lutheran Church at Grand Rapids, Mich., dropped dead while he was baptizing a child at the close of the service. As he stood at the altar, without warning, he fell to the floor and was dead when picked up.
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“Pastor Falls Dead as He Baptizes Child,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed March 19, 2018, https://blackvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/1878.