Rev. Pardon Cook
He was admitted into the Pittsburgh Conference in 1827, and was effectively thirty-five years and superannuated nineteen.
When the East Ohio conference was formed he became one of its superannuated members, in which relation he died at Marietta, in may, 1880, in the 83rd year of his age.
He was about 30 years of age when he entered the regular work, in which he was most faithful and true.
Brother Cook was a pure-minded man in all the relations he sustained to his family, the church and the world.
He was a happy Christian, walking with God, and strong in faith, commanding the conference and respect of those in the Church and out of it.
As a preacher every sermon fitted the occasion of its delivery. He aimed at immediate effect, and God gave him the desire of his heart. A brother says he had it from his own lips that while on Woodsfield charge he took into the church in one year 565 [new members.]
Brother Cook was a live, sweet-spirited old man, greatly beloved by our own church and all Christian people.
He was gifted in conversion, and powerful I prayer, getting very near the throne.
His affliction was largely paralysis, affecting the vocal organs. His death was a silent one, sweetly falling asleep in Jesus, to awake in the likeness of him who is the resurrection and the life.
- A. D. McCormick.
Minutes of the East Ohio Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church held at Warren, Trumbull Co., Ohio, September 22 to 28, 1880; Publishing Committee: James R. Mills, R. F. Keeler, E. A Simons, J. R. Keys; Akron, Ohio: Printed by Beacon Publishing Company, 118 Howard Street, 1880
Pardon and Mary Cook are found living in Marietta Ohio in 1870 2nd Ward
Contributed by: Suzy Wetz
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