Prindle, Cyrus, Dd
Prindle, Cyrus, D.D.
a noted Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut, April 11, 1800. He was converted in 1816, licensed to preach in 1821, and the same year joined the New York Conference, was appointed to the Plattsburgh Circuit, and thereafter for over half a century continued with but a single month's intermission the active duties of the ministry: twenty-one years in New York, nineteen in Vermont, six in Massachusetts, and ten in Ohio, when he retired in 1877, in the full possession of his bodily and mental powers. In 1843 he was a chief leader in the formation of the Wesleyan Methodist connection in America, which seceded from the Methodist Episcopal Church on account of. its alleged connection with slavery; but this being removed by the war of the Rebellion, he returned to his former church in 1867. He died at Cleveland, Ohio, December 1, 1885. Dr. Prindle was a man of great pulpit power and singular purity of character.