Robert Aitken

22 Jan 1800 - 11 Jul 1873
Robert Aitken (Aitkin) (1800-1873) was born 22 Jan. 1800 in Crailing, Roxburghshire, Scotland. He was the son of Robert Aitkin and Ann Heron. He married Ann Elizabeth Eyers; widowed 23 Jun. 1838. He married Wilhelmina Day MacDowall Grant on 9 Jul. 1839. He was an influential preacher in England known for his exuberant meetings, one of which was attended by Wilford Woodruff. He died 11 Jul. 1873 in London, Middlesex, England.

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