Callender, Aurora

Callender, Aurora a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Shoreham, Vt., March 7, 1798. He removed with his father to Cumberland County, Pa., at the age of seven; experienced conversion in 1818; received a license to preach in 1825; and in 1828 moved to Ohio and entered the Pittsburgh Conference, In 1837 he. was transferred to the Erie Conference, and in 1849 joined the Wisconsin Conference, wherein he labored until its division in 1856, when he became a member of the ,West Wisconsin Conference. In 1857 he was retransferred to, the Wisconsin Conference, labored in its active ranks until 1863, and, spent the remainder of his days as a superannuate, dying at Pincklneyville, Ill., Oct. 23,1871,. Mr. Calender began his ministry when circuits were. large, support. poor, and appointments almost daily. Even as a superannuate he preached nearly every Sunday, and often during the week. He was a man of robust health and physique, a sound, instructive preacher, and a devoted Methodist. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1872, p. 118.

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