June 29, 1866 - June 24, 1935
|Rev. E. L. Cargill, the subject of this memoir, was born in Winn Parish, near the city of Winnfield, on June 29, 1866, and died June 24, 1935, in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Glaze, in Alexandria, La., within five days of his sixty-ninth birthday. In early life Eugene Cargill joined the Methodist Church and his entire life was spent within her pales. He gave the best of his life to her service and drank deeply of her fountains of inspiration.
Brother Cargill was happily married on November 10, 1887, to Miss Emma Brown. The years of their wedded life were beautifully spent, and in 1901 their home became a parsonage, Brother Cargill that year joining the Louisiana Annual Conference. The first appointment of the young couple was Pelican, in the Shreveport District, and their last appointment in active service was Cedar Grove, in the same district. Brother Cargill, on account of failing health, was granted superannuation in 1933.
Sister Cargill, the devoted wife, and five children survive the faith-ful husband, father and preacher who has gone to his reward: Mrs. T. F. Glaze, Alexandria, La.,; Miss Dale Cargill, Shreveport, La.; Mrs. W. D. Cailleff, Lake Charles, La.; Mrs. E. J. Hemmard, Shreveport, and Mr. E. L. Cargill, Jr., Dallas, Texas.
E. L. Cargill was a man of deep devotion and humble spirit. The love of Christ constrained him and beautified his spirit. As I knew this man of God, I found him true and faithful to the, work committed to his hands. Having served faithfully, he died triumphantly in the living faith that abode in his heart.
|Source: Journal of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, Pages 84, 1935, by J. B. Williams|