1855-6, Custom House Clerk in Importing House of J.
Bodmer, Jr., 36 Vesey
St., New York City. Converted at eighteen. Joined the York Street
Methodist Episcopal Church, Brooklyn, L. I. Soon felt called to the
ministry. In the course of preparation, attended Wesleyan Academy,
1859, Graduated at Biblical Institute, Concord, N. H. Entered Wesleyan
University in 1861 and graduated in 1865. During college courre [sic],
supplied M. E. Church at Plantsville, and Kensington, Conn.
1859-60, Supplied at Southampton, L. I.
1865, Joined the New York East Conference. Appointments: 1865-6,
Middlefield; 1867, Windsor Locks; 1868, Clinton; 1869-71, supernumerary, on
account of ill health; 1872-4, Simsbury; 1875-7, Wolcottville (now Torrington);
1878-80, Watertown; 1881-3, Westville; 1884-5, Pearsalls (now Lynnbrook), L. I.;
1866-8, Middlebury; 1889-90, Naugatuck; 1891, Middlebury. Took
supernumerary relation in 1891, and superannuated in 1892.
188-95, Conference Biographical Secretary.
1891-6, Supplied M. E. Church, Berlin, Mass., New England Conference.
1903-4, Supplied Baptist Church, Fayville, Mass. Served as chaplain at
State Reform School and at State Insane Hospital, Westboro, Mass. Wrote
and published four booklets: "Finger Touch of Divine Love;"
"Valley Whispers of Comfort and Peace;" "The Anchor Holds;"
"A Smitten Life Made Beautiful."
Married, Sept. 13, 1865, Mary F. Barnard, of Marlboro, Mass.
Children: William Barnard, born June 22, 1866. Class Boy
(Wesleyan, Class of '88). Teacher till health failed; now residing in
Frank Sydney, born Nov. 9, 1868. Secretary of Y. M. C. A., Nyack, N.Y.
Ernest Ketcham, born Oct. 28, 1873 (Wesleyan, Class of '95). Teacher in
Central High School, Cleveland, Ohio.
Mary Louise, born March 29, 1877. Teacher in schools of Greater New
Jennie Woolson, Born Aug. 30, 1881, wife of George R. Cleveland, Worcester,
Address: 83 East Main Street, Marlboro, Mass.
Source: History of Class
of 1865 Wesleyan University, Fortieth Reunion, Middletown
Connecticut, June 27, 1905.