Born in Noble County, Indiana, May 15, 1837. He was baptized into Christ by O. P. Evans, March 31, 1858, and one year from that day tried to preach for the first time. February 17, 1861, he was married to Mary Ann Kinnis, of Glasgow, Scotland, was employed by a co-operation to preach that year, part of the time in Iowa and part in Nebraska. In the spring of 1862 he returned to Harrison County, Iowa, where he farmed and improved some land which he had previously bought, and preached on Lord's days to country congregations. In the spring of 1863 he moved to Plattsmouth, Nebraska. In the summer of 1867 he was chaplain of the first State legislature of Nebraska. He also served as chaplain of the senate, the winter of 1872-73. From 1874 to 1877 he preached for the church in Oskaloosa, Iowa. He was then two years preaching in Eldora, Iowa. In the summer of 1879 he was nominated for Governor on the prohibition ticket. He published "On the Rock" in 1873, "Modern Phases of Skepticism" in 1878, "Rum, Ruin and the Remedy" in 1879. - George Seitz.
Dean of the Bible Department of Drake University; Author of 'On the Rock'
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