Bidwell, Ira G Dd
Bidwell, Ira G. D.D.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Wilmington, Conn., Feb. 22, 1835. He was converted in childhood, graduated at Union College in 1858, and in. the following year entered the Troy Conference. Subsequently he was transferred to the Providence Conference, preached one year, then taught one year in Auburndale, Mass., and was admitted into the New England Conference; in 1875 he was transferred to the Genesee Conference, and finally, in 1878, to the Central New York Conference, in all of which he did noble service. He died in the midst of his labors, Dec. 25, 1878. Dr. Bidwell was eminently popular, able, eloquent, and useful. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1879, p. 58.