Cordley, Christopher Minta
Cordley, Christopher Minta a Congregational minister, was born at Oxford, England, in 1821. He emigrated to the United States when twelve years old; graduated at the Western Reserve College, Ohio, with the highest honors, in 1844, and at Andover Theological Seminary in 1847; was ordained two years after in Hopkinton, N.H., and served successively at West Randolph, Massachusetts, in 1852, West Brookfield in 1858, and Lawrence in 1862, where he died, June 26, 1866. Mr. Cordley was a man of great mental acuteness and originality, an earnest and critical student, a powerful and pungent preacher, and one who deeply sympathized with the people at large. See Cong. Quarterly, 1867, page 374.