Wallace, George W
Wallace, George W.
a minister of the Baptist denomination, was born at Berkeley, Mass., Feb. 19, 1814. At the age of sixteen he professed his faith in Christ, and united with the Free Baptist Church in Pawtucket, R.I. In 1836 he was licensed to preach by the Rhode Island Quarterly Meeting. For several years, such was the state of his health that he was able to preach only occasionally. Diuring this time he improved his mind by study, and thus prepared himself for more extensive usefulness. He was ordained at Rehoboth, Mass., Aug. 23, 1848. The churches of which he was pastor were at Hebionville, Rehoboth, and Farnumville, Mass.; Georgiaville and Apponaug, R. I.; East Killingly, Conn.; and in one or two other places. His ministry in Apponaug, from 1870 to 1877, was one of marked success. When his age and failing health compelled him to retire from his pastoral work, he returned to his native village, where he spent the remainder of his life, with the exception of the last few months. He died in Providence, R.I., Sept. 11, 1880. See obituary notice in the Providence Journal. (J. C. S.)