Bear, Charles W
Bear, Charles W.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born near Mount Jackson, Pa., Oct. 23, 1826. He was trained "in the nurture and admonition of the Lord;" was converted, in 1842; licensed to exhort in 1858, to preach in 1859, and in the same year entered the Erie Conference. He did valiant service until his decease, Oct. 26, 1865. Mr. Bear was a man of fine social qualities, possessed a good English education, and rare preaching abilities. As a disciplinarian he was thorough, and as a pastor had marked success. See Minutes of Annual Conlfeoences, 1867, p. 143.