it’s possible to smile even when your world is falling apart. ADVERTISEMENTHe was a successful lawyer and part of a large firm in the city.
However, in 1871, the great fires of Chicago turned the town to ashes, and he was broke. After cleaning up the mess and rebuilding, his family left the city for a vacation in England.According to Phillips Library Finding Aids, they set sail on the S.S.
Ville du Havre. Spafford was going to finish some business, and he would follow later to meet them. On November 21, 1873, the ship collided with a British vessel causing the boat to sink.Read more on powerofpositivity.com