Biography of Rev. George W. Cline
Hancock County, OH Biographies

REV. GEORGE WASHINGTON CLINE, minister in the Disciples Church, McComb, was born in Waterford, Juniata Co., Penn., April 21, 1843; son of George and Mary (Miller) Cline, natives of Pennsylvania and of German origin, and the parents of six children, George W. being the third born. His father, a wagon-maker by trade, moved with his family from Pennsylvania to Ohio in 1846; he settled in McComb and worked at his trade for a short time, thence moved to Putnam County, Ohio, where he resided for four years, when he moved to McLean County, Ill., and there spent the remainder of his life, dying in 1875. Our subject attended the common schools and commenced to teach school when about seventeen years old, continuing in the profession for six years. He united with the Disciples Church when twenty one years old, and attended the Lexington University, Kentucky, graduating in 1875. His first charge was in McLean County, Ill., but at his father's demise he was appointed administrator, and was debarred from active engagements till he was appointed to missionary work in McLean County, where he remained only six months, however, returning to McComb, where he has been preaching within the radius of twenty miles since 1876. He is now ministering in Wood County, Ohio, to a congregation which under his labors has increased from six to eighty six members, and who have built a new church. He also preaches at Freeport, Wood Co. Ohio, but makes McComb his home. He is a diligent student, a historical reader, and much attached to his profession. He was formerly a Democrat in politics, but is now a Prohibitionist. In 1882 he entered the political campaign, in the interests of his party, and was in great demand as an able speaker on the temperance question. He served two years as president of the Ohio Missionary Society. Rev. Cline was married, April 22, 1875, to Carrie E. Collins, of English descent, and a daughter of Andrew Collins, who sacrificed his life in defense of his country during the late war of the Rebellion. To Mr. and Mrs. Cline were born two children, who are now at school: Veruine and Merle. Mrs. Cline is a member of the Disciples Church.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

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