Calfee, William Monroe

Calfee, William Monroe a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Franklin County, Ind., April 16, 1825, of pious Baptist parents. He was converted in his eighteenth year, but afterwards relapsed into sin. In 1845 he was reclaimed; in 1848 removed to Marion County, Ind., and was licensed to exhort. In 1852 he received license to preach; moved to Iowa in 1859, and in 1861 entered the Western Iowa, now Des Moines, Conference, wherein he labored zealously and successfully until his death, Jan. 7, 1868. Mr. Calfee was a warm-

hearted Christian; a ready debater, remarkable for pungent wit and scathing sarcasm; an extraordinary temperance lecturer; but, as a preacher, unrefined, and sometimes even coarse. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1868, p. 283.

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