Christopher, William Britton
Christopher, William Britton a Congregational minister, was born at Binghamton, N.Y., August 15, 1817. He attended Syracuse Academy; graduated at Union College in 1847; in 1848 was a member of Princeton Theological Seminary, and the following year was connected with Auburn Theological Seminary. He was ordained at Centre Lisle, N.Y., as an evangelist, October 16, 1849, and during the succeeding year was acting pastor at Union Centre; the two following years preached inn Hancock; from 1852 to 1854, served the Presbyterian churches in Oneonta and Otego; from January 1854, to September 1859, in Lacon, Illinois; in 1860, at Galena; the following year acting pastor of the Congregational Church in the same place. From April 1864, until 1867 he was pastor in Mendota. During the succeeding four years he was employed as a farmer in Iowa. Meantime, from 1866 to 1870, he was editor of a the National Prohibitionist of Chicago. As the leader of a prohibition colony, he went to Cheever, Kansas, in 1871. He died at Binghamton, November 7, 1879. Mr. Christopher was a man of excellent qualities, an earnest preacher of the gospel, and a zealous temperance leader. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1880, page 39; Cong. Year,-book, 1880, page 15.