1835–1914

Introduction

Born: De­cem­ber 7, 1835, Isle of Ely, Cam­bridge­shire, Eng­land.

Died: Ap­ril 27, 1914, at the home of friends in Lit­tle Ri­ver, Con­nec­ti­cut.

Biography

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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