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Elias Cottrell

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Elias Cottrell, American bishop. member General Conference, 1882-1894; Mason.

Background

Cottrell, Elias was born on January 31, 1853 in near Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States. Son of Daniel and Ann (Mull) Cottrell.

Education

Educated by father; taught in public schools. Theological course, Walden U., Nashville, Tennessee, 1878-1879. (Doctor of Divinity, Rust U., 1895).

Career

Ordained deacon, 1877, elder, 1878. Member General Conference, 1882-1894. Elected bishop, 1894.

Book agent, 1882-1886. Educational commissioner, 1890-1894. Fraternal messenger, General Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, Omaha, 1892.

Trustee, general manager and treasurer, Mississippi Industrial College, Holly Springs, Mississippi.

Membership

Member General Conference, 1882-1894.

Connections

Married Catherine Davis, January 1, 1880.

father:
Daniel Cottrell

mother:
Ann (Mull) Cottrell

spouse:
Catherine Davis