January 14, 1818, Petersham, Massachusetts.
September 23, 1851, Milford, Massachusetts.
Pine Grove Cemetery, Templeton, Massachusetts.
Charles was the son of Samuel Ainsworth and Elizabeth Hammond, and husband of Hannah G. Bride.
He began his career as a printer at Greenfield, Massachusetts, about 1834. In 1841, he was received on probation as a Methodist Episcopal minister.
He served pastorates in Rutland, Holden, North Brookfield, Oxford, Millbury and Milford, Massachusetts.
In addition to hymn writing and pastoral duties, he wrote a biography of Reverend Ebenezer F. Newell.
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