Born: October 30, 1824, Orange County, New York.
Died: August 19, 1897, Chicago, Illinois.
Buried: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois.
Eli was the son of John Howell Corwin and Cynthia Wells.
He graduated from the Newburgh Academy, Newburgh, New York, in 1844. He enrolled at Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, graduating in 1848. He graduated from Union Theological Seminary, New York City, in 1851.
That summer he married Henrietta Sophia Howell, of Coklenham (misspelled Coldenham?), New York.
They moved to California, and in 1858 he received a call to be pastor of the Fort Street Presbyterian Church, Honolulu, Hawaii.
In 1868 they returned to California, and in 1872 moved to Newburgh, New York, to the First Congregational Church of Jamestown.
In 1875, they moved to Jacksonville, Illinois, and he received his Doctor of Divinity degree from Williams College. After serving as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Racine, Wisconsin (1880–88), he moved to Chicago, Illinois.
If you know where to get a good photo of Corwin (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you