Wiley, Isaac William, Dd, Lld
Wiley, Isaac William, D.D., LL.D.
a bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born at Lewiston, Pennsylvania, March 29, 1825. He was converted when ten years old, at eighteen began to preach, and in 1846 graduated from the medical department of the University of the City of New York. After three years of practice as a physician in Pennsylvania, he joined the Philadelphia Conference, and in 1851 went as a missionary to China. Three years afterwards he returned to America, and was engaged in pastoral work in New Jersey, including an agency for Pennington Seminary. In 1864 he was elected editor of The Ladies' Repository, at Cincinnati, and in 1872 bishop, an office which he held until his death, November 22, 1884, at Foo-Chow, China. He was distinguished for a calm but impressive manner, deep cordiality of disposition, and great tact and method in labor. See Meth. Review, January 1886; Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1884, page 318.