Mordecai Ham

Mordecai Ham

Name Mordecai Ham
Profession Religious Leader
Date of Birth 1877-04-02
Place of Birth Kentucky
Age 84 yrs
Death Date 1961-11-01
Birth Sign Aries

About Mordecai Ham

Southern Baptist preacher who was one of the most vocal proponents of the temperance movement.

Early Life Experience of Mordecai Ham

He started his evangelism in Texas, in small communities of Hico and Garland, and moving along the Gulf of Mexico attracting attention with the use of Gospel Cars and other props.

Trivia Info

Alcohol abuse was a favorite criticism of his, and he argued that churches emphasizing alcohol abstinence would eventually move public opinion away from liquor consumption.

Family Life and Relationship

He had three daughters with his wife Annie Laurie Smith, whom he married following death of his first wife early in their marriage.

Close Associates

One of his converts during a revival in Charlotte, North Carolina, was a young Billy Graham, a future evangelist in his own right.

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Mordecai Brown

Mordecai Brown

Name Mordecai Brown
Profession Baseball Player
Date of Birth 1876-10-19
Place of Birth Nyesville, IN
Age 71 yrs
Death Date 1948-02-14
Birth Sign Libra

About Mordecai Brown

Dominant Hall of Fame pitcher in the MLB and two-time World Series Champion with the Chicago Cubs in 1907 and 1908.

Early Life Experience of Mordecai Brown

He worked in a coal mine before entering the major leagues.

Trivia Info

He lost parts of two fingers in an accident, but became an elite pitcher with an exceptional curve ball.

Family Life and Relationship

He married Sarah Burgham on December 17, 1903.

Close Associates

Fellow Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg also starred for the Chicago Cubs.

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