De Wolfe, Charles, Dd
De Wolfe, Charles, D.D.
an eminent Wesleyan minister, was born at Wolfville, N.S., May 30, 1815. He secured a liberal education; commenced the study of law in Halifax; was converted under Dr. Crawley; united with the Methodists strongly against the wish of his parents, and in 1837 left Halifax for England, having been recommended by the Nova Scotia district to the British Conference. He received his theological training at Hoxton, London; was ordained in City Road Chapel, September 14, 1838; sailed for his native land, and ministered in Halifax, Windsor, Charlottetown, Petite Riviere, Shelburne, and Sackville. In 1861 he was appointed the first theological professor in the institution at Sackville, N.B. In 1863 he was chosen president of the Conference of Eastern British America. He at length became a supernumerary, took up his residence in his native village, and died there, June 9, 1875. Dr. De Wolfe was a typical gentleman — cultured, refined. He was a man of great catholicity and of large-hearted sympathy for the poor and the suffering. His preaching was intellectual, yet fervent, and a rich treat to all. See Minutes of the Nova Scotia Conference, 1875, page 7.