Oldrin, Edward

Oldrin, Edward a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Wessell, Suffolk County, England, Feb. 13, 1802. Ill his youth he became a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Society. He was early licensed as a local preacher, and he. labored successfully in the home work. In 1829 he came to this country, and began his labors on the Stamford Circuit. In 1830 he was received on trial in the New York Conference, and appointed to the Suffolk Circuit. From that time till the conference of 1863 — a period of thirty-three years — he was uninterruptedly engaged in ministerial work in the following pastoral appointments: 1830-1, Suffolk Circuit; 1832-3, Hempstead Circuit; 1834-5, Westhampton; 1836-7, King's Bridge and Yonkers; 1838-9, Stamford Circuit; 1840-1, Marlborough Circuit, N.Y.; 1842-3, Paltz and Plattekill; 1844-5, Sugar Loaf; 1846-7, Montgomery Circuit; 1848-9, Marlborough Circuit; 1850-1, Marbletown Circuit; 1852- 3, Bloomingburg Circuit; 1854-5, Southold; 1856-7, Pound Ridge; 1858, Greenwich; 1859-60, Eastchester; 1861-2, Newtown and East Village. In 1863 poor health obliged him to desist from the pastoral relation, but he continued preaching until near the time of his death, which took place at Stamford, Conn., Feb. 22, 1874. He was an earnest, faithful, and successful minister of Christ. He was a man of great faith and much prayer. "During the active portion of his life he was emphatically a man of one work. Whatever his text, his theme always was Christ. His sermons were like huge blocks of rugged truth quarried from the Book of God. His gifts were varied and of marked character" (W. C. Hoyt, in Christ. Adv. March 5, 1874).

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