Cookman, Alfred, Am

Cookman, Alfred, A.M.

a Methodist Episcopal minister, son of the renowned George G. Cookman, was born at Columbia, Pennsylvania, January 4, 1828. He was early consecrated to the ministry by his pious mother; experienced religion while attending the grammar school of Dickinson College; was a diligent and earnest student; received license to preach in 1846, and in 1848 entered the Philadelphia Conference, in which he filled prominent appointments, as also he did successively in the Pittsburgh, Wilmington, New York, and Newark conferences. He died November 13, 1871. Mr. Cookman inherited a measure of his father's ardent temperament, magnetic power, and earnest religious feeling. He everywhere won many to Christ. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1872, page 35; Simpson, Cyclop. of Methodism, s.v.

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