Cooke, Charles, Dd
Cooke, Charles, D.D.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born of Protestant Episcopal parentage in. St. Mary's County, Maryland, September 3, 1799. He experienced. religion in 1815, while attending school at the academy in Georgetown, D.C.; soon displayed marked talent: as leader of a young people's prayer-meeting; was licensed to preach, and in 1820 entered the Baltimore Conference. In 1824 he became a member of the Pittsburgh Conference; in 1840 was made editor of the Pittsburgh Christian Advocate, and subsequently transferred. to the Philadelphia Conference. He became superannuated in. 1872, and died August 24, 1875. Dr. Cookewas quiet and unobtrusive, firm and true, an exemplary Christian gentleman. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1876, page 51; Simpson, Cyclop. of Methodism, s.v.