Walters, Thomas

Walters, Thomas a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Hanley, England, July 18, 1824, of devoted Wesleyan parents, who gave him a careful training, and brought him to Christ at the age of fifteen. He received license to preach at the age of nineteen, and continued on circuit work until 1848, when he sailed to the United States, and settled in Belleville, N.J., where his preaching soon attracted attention, and he received a call to supply Sandystone Circuit. In 1849 he united with the New Jersey Conference, and was appointed to Vernon Circuit. Subsequently he labored at Newton, Rockaway, Barryville, Milford, Rome and Greenville, Asbury, Flemington; Second Church, Rahway; Belvidere; St. Paul's, Staten Island; Belleville, Boonton, Dover; Eighth Avenue, Newark; Prospect Street, Paterson; and First Church, Hackensack. He died July 7, 1879. Mr. Walters was intensely practical, a diligent reader, and a thorough student, eminently scriptural; had a very tenacious memory, a clear, full, rich voice; was cultured in music, and in oratory. See Minutes of Annual Spring Conferences, 1880, p. 36.

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