Corrington, William H

Corrington, William H.

a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born of godly parents in Kentucky in 1826. He removed to Greene County, Illinois at the age of four, with his parents; experienced religion while a student at McKendree College, where he graduated in 1849; for some time afterwards was tutor in that institution, and its financial agent; labored as a teacher in Chester, Mount Carmel, Rockford, and elsewhere, with marked success; became president of Southern Illinois Female Seminary, and in 1861 entered the Southern Illinois Conference. After two years in the ministry he again resumed the presidency of the college. He subsequently re-entered the regular work, and afterwards became presiding elder, which position he resigned but a few weeks before his death, June 6, 1872. Mr. Corrington was a man of sound sense and excellent judgment. His words were few, but plain and practical. His career was an undoubted success. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1872, page 136.

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