Cattle, William

Cattle, William an English Wesleyan minister, was born at Driffield, York, in January, 1813. When quite young he was converted, and at once joined the Methodists. For several years he was employed as a prayer-leader and local preacher, and in 1836 was accepted at the conference as a traveling preacher. He faithfully labored till 1857. Failure of health caused him to hold a supernumerary relation four years; returning health enabled him to take work again in 1861; but eleven years afterwards his health again failed, and he retired to Walsall, where he spent the remainder of his life. He died there Aug. 29, 1880. His noble and manly presence was associated with strong individuality of mind and character, and with much warmth and cordiality of spirit. He had an almost chivalrous sense of honor. His preaching was evangelical, practical, and useful. See Minutes of the British Conference, 1881, p. 15.

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