I just purchased on e-bay, a lovely children's book "Bible Talks with Children" written by Rev. J.L. Sooy, A.M., copyrighted in 1889 by Rev. Sooy, and published by L.P. Miller & Co; Philadelphia & Chicago.
The inside cover page is inscribed: "Willie H. Gardner, December 25, 1890, presented by his Papa and Mama."
Does anyone know anything about Rev. Sooy.I believe he was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.Where was his home, what was his parentage, etc?
I have found comments about Rev. Sooy's writings about John Witherspoon and Ralph Waldo Emerson, but little about his personal background.