Francis Pharcellus Church (1829 - 1906)

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Birthplace: Rochester, Monroe, NY, USA
Death: Died in New York, New York, NY, USA
Managed by: Tammy Swingle (Tucker)
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About Francis Pharcellus Church

Francis Pharcellus Church (February 22, 1839 – April 11, 1906) was an American publisher and editor. He was a member of the Century Association.

He was a lead editorial writer on his brother's newspaper, the New York Sun, and it was in that capacity that in 1897 he wrote his most famous editorial, Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. In this editorial he responds to a young girl's question if there truly is a Santa Claus, writing that he definitely exists and placing himself within Christmas' history forever.

from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Pharcellus_Church

During the Civil War, Francis worked as a war correspondent. from: http://www.biography.com/people/francis-p-church-21186543

link to see Francis Church's editorial: http://beebo.org/smackerels/yes-virginia.html

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Francis Pharcellus Church's Timeline

1829
February 22, 1829
Rochester, Monroe, NY, USA
1906
April 11, 1906
Age 77
New York, New York, NY, USA
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Sleepy Hollow, Westchester, New York, United States