Parvin, Robert J
Parvin, Robert J., an Episcopal clergyman, was born at Deerfield, N. J., in 1823, and was educated for holy orders at the Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary of Virginia, where he graduated in 1847. After ordination he was successively stationed at Christ Church, Towanda; Trinity Church; Rochester; Pittsfield, Mass.; Le Roy, N. Y.; and in 1860 went to Cheltenham, Pa. In 1866 he became general secret mar of the Evangelical Education Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and held this position until his death on the wreck of the steamer "United States" on the Ohio river, Dec. 4, 1868. He published Sunday-school Illustrations (Phila. 1851, 18mo; very popular): — The Shepherd's Voice (1853): — —Union Notes on the Gospels (1855-58, 2 vols. 18mo); this is based on an English work, and, like all publications of Parvin, is very largely circulated. — He also contributed to many periodicals, and wrote a number of children's stories. See Newton, God's Interest in the Death of his People (Phila. 1869).