Gurley, Leonard B, Dd

Gurley, Leonard B., D.D.

a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Norwich, Connecticut, March 10, 1804. He moved to Ohio in youth, was converted, received into the Ohio Conference in 1828, was three years on circuits, thirteen on districts, two in agency of Ohio Wesleyan University, twenty-eight in stations, and six in retirement. He was elected to the general conferences of 1848, 1856, and 1864, and died at Delaware, Ohio, March 26, 1880. Dr. Gurley was genial, generous, and sympathetic. He was a strong advocate of temperance, wrote and spoke for the abolition of slavery, and gave $3000 to Ohio Wesleyan University and $10,000 to the Board of Church Extension. His published poems exhibit high talent. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1880, page 314.

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