Born: December 7, 1835, Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.
Died: April 27, 1914, at the home of friends in Little River, Connecticut.
When Darwood was 13 years old, his family emigrated to America, settling in New Albany, Indiana.
In 1853, he was licensed as a local preacher by the Quarterly Conference of New Albany. The Northwestern Indiana Conference admitted him in 1868.
He was ordained a deacon of the Methodist Episcopal Church October 3, 1868, by Bishop Edward Thomson, and ordained an elder September 10, 1871, by Bishop Edward R. Ames. In 1887, Baker University awarded him a Doctor of Divinity degree.
Darwood served at the Asbury Church, Terre Haute, Indiana, then transferred to the New York Conference in 1880.
He served at St. Paul’s, Peekskill, then at several pastorates in New York City: Bedford Street (three years); Washington Heights (five years); Yonkers (five years); and at the Eighteenth Street Church (1899).
In 1904, upon his request for a rural pastorate, he was sent to Katonah, New York, and retired there in 1907.
Darwood was a well known speaker, and preached at camp meetings in Ocean Grove, New Jersey; Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, New York; Cottage City, Canandaigua, New York; and Thousand Island Park, Wellesley Island, New York.
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