Conner, George J

Conner, George J.

a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Frederick, Maryland, April 9, 1829. He was converted at the age of fourteen, and was soon instrumental in leading his Roman Catholic father and Lutheran mother and his sisters to Christ. He graduated at Dickinson College, led a class of students while there, and acted as Sunday-school superintendent; studied medicine also, receiving the degree of M.D., as well as a diploma from the Dental College of Baltimore; and, after serving as principal of the Cassville Seminary eighteen months, became a member of the East Baltimore Conference. In 1859 he joined the Virginia Conference of the Church South, and at the beginning of the Rebellion removed to Parkersburgh, West Virginia, where he opened a successful seminary for young ladies. Subsequently he re- entered the ministry of the Church South, and in Ashland, Ky., conducted an academy for some time. In 1871 he was admitted into the Cincinnati Conference of the Northern Church. Disease obliged him to retire from regular work in 1872, and he died April 1, 1873. Mr. Conner was a methodical sermonizer; possessed a pleasant, well-trained voice; was a cultured man, a devoted friend, and naturally retiring in disposition. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1872, page 79.

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