Died at his home in Fort Atkinson, Wis. on the 10th. of Nov. 1881, in sure hope of a glorious resurrection. He was born of Christian parents at Lee, Mass. They moved to Ohio when he was twelve years old. He was soundly converted to God at the age of fifteen, at a camp meeting. He devoted several years to study in Oberlin and Berea Colleges, also at College in Olivet, Mich.
He was in 1840 to Miss Cornelia Reed. In 1845 he came to Wisconsin, and located at Miford, where he became very active in Christian work. In 1850 he entered upon his ministerial life, and in 1854 was ordained Elder by Bishop Simpson. He was Pastor of many important churches, and Presiding Elder for several terms. He was a member of the General Conference in 1872. He was stationed at Waukesha at the tint: of his death, and was about to remove his family there, when he was stricken with his last illness.
He said to his Presiding Elder: “Whether I pull through or not, it is all right. There is a perfect understanding between me and my father in Heaven”. “I am in his hands and he will do all things right. He makes no mistakes”. He believed in, preached and lived a Gospel which is able to save to the utmost. By its inspiration, his life was made wise and strong.
– Biography by Ralph Lane Lawrence, 1952