Conklin, Charles was born on February 10, 1855 in Nyack, New York, United States. Son of John Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Storms) Conklin.
Educated St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York, 1874-1876, Doctor of Divinity, 1904. Master of Arts, Lombard College, Galesburg, Illinois, 1888.
Ordained Universalist ministry, 1876. Pastor Mount Vernon, New York, 1876-1879, Troy, 1879-1882, Chelsea, Massachusetts, 1882-1885, Church of the Redeemer, Chicago, 1885-1891 (built new church edifice), Boston, Massachusetts, 1891-1893, Springfield, 1893-1902. Superintendent Universalist chs. in Massachusetts and secretary Massachusetts Universalist Convention, 1902-1914.
Pastor Beacon Universalist Church, Brookline, Massachusetts, 1914-1922, Universalist Church, Canton, Mass, since 1922. Chairman board of trustees Foxboro Home for Aged Universalists.
Married Lillian Hazen, January 18, 1882 (died 1890). Married second, Florence Green Newcomb, May 3, 1892.