The New International Encyclopædia/Ninde, William Xavier

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NINDE, nīnd, William Xavier (1832-1901). A bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was born at Cortland, N. Y., and graduated from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., in 1855. After teaching for a year at Rome, N. Y., he entered the ministry. In 1861 he was sent to a church in Cincinnati, Ohio, and remained a pastor in that city until 1868, when he went abroad for travel through Europe and the East. The remainder of his pastoral life was spent in Detroit at the Central Methodist Episcopal Church. His terms here were divided by a period spent as professor of practical theology in Garrett Biblical Institute at Evanston, Ill. This institution called him to its presidency in 1879, and here he remained until 1884, when he was chosen a bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was one of the organizers of the Epworth League and its second president. He died at Detroit, Mich. Consult the memoir by his daughter (New York, 1902).