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Simsbury United Methodist Church, Simsbury, Connecticut

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Site Id: 8.35.1
Rating: 1 star
Address: 799 Hopmeadow Street
Location: Simsbury, Connecticut 06070, USA
Lat/Lng: 41.87613, -72.80179
Tiffany 1910: Page 47
Duncan 1980: Page 209
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Tiffany 1893: Not listed
Tiffany 1886: Not listed
Completeness: High
Building status: Extant
Building date: 1908-1909 [GKA1978]
Architect: George Keller [HC1909, GKA1978]
Also of interest:

Site Items

8.35.1.1: Toy Memorial Window: Christ Blessing Children (1909) (Extant) item has a photo
8.35.1.2: Ensign Memorial Window: ornamental windows (Unknown)
8.35.1.3: Ensign Memorial Window: The Parables of Jesus (1914) (Extant) item has a photo
8.35.1.4: Ensign Memorial Window: Christ Raising Jairus' Daughter, The Good Samaritan, John the Baptist Preaching (1918) (Extant) item has a photo

Item 8.35.1.1

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Toy Memorial Window:  Christ Blessing Children
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Toy Memorial Window (Ensign Memorial Window)
Theme: Christ Blessing Children [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 47
Duncan 1980: Page 209
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [MIN1909]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Joseph Toy (Apr 1803 - 2 Apr 1887) [INSCRIPTION, MIN1909]
Donor: his daughters [INSCRIPTION]
Date: In place when building dedicated 10 Jun 1909 [HC1909, MIN1909]
Size:
Lancets: 4 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In Loving Memory of / Joseph Toy // Born Camborne England April 1803 / Died Simsbury Connecticut April 2 1887 // A Tribute of Affection / By his Daughters // The Memory of the / just is blessed [PHOTO]
Category: Christ the Good Shepherd
Tiffany/Duncan comment: Tiffany 1910 calls this the Ebsign (which should be Ensign) Memorial Window and so likely one of the daughters, Susan Toy Ensign, or possibly her husband, Ralph Hart Ensign (who donated the church), was the person who organised the window with the Tiffany company [TIFF1910, DUNC1980, DEDUCED]

Item 8.35.1.2

Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Unknown
Confidence: Medium
Memorial name: Ensign Memorial Window
Description: ornamental windows [TIFF1910, DUNC1980]
Tiffany 1910: Page 47
Duncan 1980: Page 209
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature:
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details:
Donor:
Date:
Size:
Inscription:
Category: Ornamental
Location: chancel [PHOTO]

Item 8.35.1.3

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Ensign Memorial Window:  The Parables of Jesus
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Ensign Memorial Window
Theme: The Parables of Jesus (Good Samaritan, The Prodigal Son, Parables of the Sower, The Wise Virgins, The Sower, The Lost Sheep, The Good Shepherd, The Foolish Virgins) [ORG]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STVDIOS / NEW YORK 1914 [PHOTO]
Other documentation: [HDC1914, HC1914]
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Moses Ensign (2 Mar 1794 - 7 Jun 1864) and Martha Tuller Whiting Ensign (12 Jan 1797 - 15 Jan 1853) [INSCRIPTION, HDC1914, HC1914, ADVOC1914, WEB]
Donor: their son, Ralph Hart Ensign [HDC1914, HC1914, ADVOC1914]
Date: Installed Oct 1914 [HDC1914]
Dedicated 8 Nov 1914 [HC1914, ADVOC1914]
Size:
Lancets: 2 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In Loving Memory of / Moses and Martha Whiting / Ensign [PHOTO]
Category: Medallion

Item 8.35.1.4

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Ensign Memorial Window:  Christ Raising Jairus' Daughter, The Good Samaritan, John the Baptist Preaching
Glossary (of terms) and References (as found in square brackets [...])

Status: Extant [PHOTO]
Confidence: High
Memorial name: Ensign Memorial Window
Theme: Christ Raising Jairus' Daughter, The Good Samaritan, John the Baptist Preaching [ORG]
Faith, Hope and Charity [HC1918]
Tiffany 1910: Not listed
Duncan 1980: Not listed
Tiffany 1897: Not listed
Signature: TIFFANY STUDIOS N.Y. 1918 [PHOTO]
Other documentation:
Record type: Window
Designer:
Memorial details: Ralph Hart Ensign (3 Nov 1834 - 22 Mar 1917) and Susan Toy Ensign (3 Jun 1838 - 30 Jun 1910) [INSCRIPTION, HC1918, WEB]
Donor: their children [HC1918]
Date: Installed ca. Jun 1918 [HC1918]
Size:
Lancets: 6 [PHOTO]
Inscription: In Memory of / Ralph Hart Ensign / and Susan Toy Ensign / By their children 1918 // "And now abideth / Faith, hope, Love / these three / but the greatest / of these / is Love." [PHOTO]
Category: Jairus; Good Samaritan; Baptism; Faith; Hope; Charity; Wise Virgin

References

ADVOC1914: The Christian Advocate (26 Nov 1914, p. 1674)
DEDUCED: Deduced from other information
DUNC1980: Tiffany Windows, Alastair Duncan (1980)
GKA1978: George Keller Architect (1978, p. 67)
HC1909: Hartford Courant (10 Jun 1909, p. 6)
HC1914: Hartford Courant (11 Nov 1914, p. 10)
HC1918: Hartford Courant (26 Jun 1918, p. 18)
HDC1914: The Hartford Daily Courant (25 Oct 1914, p. 15)
INSCRIPTION: Inscription on item
MIN1909: Minutes of the New York East Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church (1909, p. 62)
ORG: Organisation
PHOTO: Photo of item
TIFF1886: Announcement in American Architect and Building News, Tiffany Glass Company (1886)
TIFF1893: Chicago Exposition booklet, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1893)
TIFF1897: A List of Windows: And Extracts from Letters & Newspapers, Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company (1897)
TIFF1910: A Partial List of Tiffany Windows, Tiffany Studios (1910)
WEB: Some general webpage, e.g. for deducing biographical or genealogical information

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