Category: Pacific Northwest Annual Conference

Lydia Hill Daggett and the Alaska Mission
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Lydia Hill Daggett and the Alaska Mission

First Continuous Methodist Presence in Alaska Lydia Hill Daggett was a native of Boston who played a pivotal role in introducing Methodism into Alaska in the late 1880s. Her labor resulted in the opening of the Jesse Lee Home and School in Unalaska, the first successful Methodist outpost with continuity in the territory. She also...

Roberts, William
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Roberts, William

Circuit Rider of the Far West In 1847, before the California gold rush and in the early years of the Oregon Trail migration, the Reverend William Roberts arrived in the Willamette Valley, to become the third superintendent of the Oregon Mission. William M. Roberts was born in Burlington, New Jersey in 1812, was city reared...

Lee, Jason (1803-1845)
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Lee, Jason (1803-1845)

Pioneer Methodist Missionary to the Oregon Territory Born at Stanstead, Lower Canada (present-day Quebec), Lee was converted during a Wesleyan Methodist revival in 1826. Four years later, he accepted the recommendation of Wilbur Fisk, president of Wesleyan University, to lead a missionary journey to the Indians of the Pacific Northwest. The party included his nephew,...