Raper, William H

Raper, William H.

a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Western Pennsylvania, Sept. 24, 1793. He was first brought to notice by the service he rendered his country in the second war with England. In 1819 he was received on trial in the Ohio Conference, and remained in the effective ranks for about thirty years. He served the Church in various positions, and always acceptably. He was honored by being sent to several general conferences, and had many admirers and friends. He died while travelling with bishop Morris to Aurora, Ind., Feb. 11, 1852. Mr. Raper was a profound theologian, of amiable social qualities, fearless and earnest. — Minutes of Annual Conf. of M. E. Ch. 1852, p. 123.

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