Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

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Record #336 from Delaware Annual Conference Methodist Episcopal Church Memoirs 1865-1950

Date of Conference Journal Memoir/Obituary April 4-8, 1934
Deceased Person Charles Albert Tindley
Birth 7/7/1856 in Berlin, Md.
Death 7/26/1933 at Frederick Memorial Hospital
Church Service, Charges Served, Affiliated Locations, and Other Biographical Information "Bereft of his mother at a tender age & bound out into virtual slavery he was denied both the tenderness of a mother and comforts of even a crude home life, spending his early years in such abject want that, in his own words, he often vied with the dogs for the crumbs that fell from the table of his master." Learned to read through bits of paper he found & a friend who assisted him. Took correspondence courses in Greek at Boston School of Theology earning degree of Doctor of Divinity by Bennet College & Doctor of Philosophy by Brandywine School. Joined Delaware Annual Conference in 1885 at John Wesley Church, Salisbury, Md. Charges: South Wilmington, Del; Cape May, N. J.; Odessa, Del; Pocomoke Circuit, Md; Fairmount, Md; Ezion, Wilmington, Del.; Presiding Elder of Wilmington District. In 1902 was appointed to pastorate of Church on Bainbridge Street that bears his name.
Family and Other Information Parents: Charles & Esther Tindley Spouse: Daisy Henry of Berlin Md. (deceased in 1924) -6 children: Frederick, Charles & Albert Tindley, Jr, Mrs. Emeline Horner, Mrs. Mary E. Turner & Mrs. Maggie Williams. 2nd spouse: Mrs. Jennie Cotton, widow of W. F. Cotton of the Delaware Conference. She survives him.
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