Walker, George W

Walker, George W.

a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Frederic County, Md., Nov. 26, 1804, of Roman Catholic parents. When he was quite young his father, through curiosity, brought into his family a Bible, which was soon the means of converting them all. But George was fed astray by gay company, and was soon far from the fold of Christ. Through the instrumentality of his pious sister he was brought back; and, after much struggling, he yielded to the ministerial call, and in 1826 entered the Ohio Conference. Soon after entering the ministry, he was sent to Michigan, than which there was then open no harder field for the itinerant. But no swollen river dismal swamp, or dangerous fen could daunt the lionhearted George Walker. In 1839 he took charge of the Lebanon District, O., where he remained four years. Thence he went to Cincinnati, where he spent three years. He next served a full term upon the Dayton District. His last appointment was to the Hillsborough District, where he died, July 31, 1856. Mr. Walker was remarkable for his manliness, intelligence, and devotedness. As a preacher he was powerful, both in argument and declamation. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1856, p. 155.

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