Hazel Sevastia (Chaffee) Pogue

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Date of Death: September 16, 1946


Hazel Chaffee Pogue was born at Byron, Minnesota, October 20, 1874, and died at Long Lake, Minnesota, September 16, 1946, at the age of 71 years. Her girlhood days were spent at home and on June 10, 1895 she was united in marriage with O. E. (Elmer) Pogue while they were attending camp meeting at St. Louis Park. Elder W. B. Hill performed the ceremony.

Their early life was spent at Pine City, Minnesota, and at intervals, including the past seventeen years, their home was at Long Lake and in that vicinity. To them eleven children were born. Sister Pogue is survived by her husband, three sons, five daughters, fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. There are also three brothers, Earl and Carl Chaffee, of Hinckley, Minnesota; and Harland, of Oregon.

Sister Pogue was baptized and united with the Seventh-day Adventist church at the age of seventeen, and she has remained steadfast through the years. She was a member of the early Seventh-day Adventist church at Maple Plain. For several years she had not enjoyed regular church privileges, and apparently had not heard of the recently organized church and the new building at Maple Plain. Last spring the juniors were doing Ingathering in Long Lake and found Sister Pogue. She was happy to know that there was a church so near and the next Sabbath found her in attendance. Thereafter she attended as regularly, as possible, and on the Sabbath preceding her death she was received into the membership of the church on profession of faith. We were happy with her in this experience, and little did we suppose it would be the last time she would worship with us. She had recently completed the 20th Century Bible Correspondence Course, in which she took great pleasure. While death came very suddenly we believe she fell asleep in Jesus, to come forth in glory when He comes to claim His own.

MN SDA History Editor's Note: The two juniors who Ingathered at Hazel Pogue's home were Myrna Andersen-Parker and Doris Thompson-Bacon.

Source: E. L. Sheldon - Northern Union Outlook, November 26, 1946

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