Tag: Canada

Bangs, Nathan (1778-1862)
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Bangs, Nathan (1778-1862)

First Executive of Methodist Episcopal Missionary Society Nathan Bangs, 1778 -1862, was the primary organizer and first administrator of the Methodist Episcopal Missionary Society, founded in 1819. He was concurrently for almost a decade the head of the denomination’s Book Concern. Thus, Bangs had a major impact on the origins of two of the United...

Howard, Leonora (Leonora Howard King) (1851 ~ 1925)
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Howard, Leonora (Leonora Howard King) (1851 ~ 1925)

Medical missionary to China A native of Ontario, Canada, Howard graduated in 1676 from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, her medical education having been paid for by the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society (WFMS) of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1877, she went to Peking (Beijing) under WFMS auspices and took charge of the Peking...

Coke, Thomas (1747-1814)
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Coke, Thomas (1747-1814)

Methodist bishop and missionary Coke was born in Brecon, Wales, of well-to-do parents. Educated at Jesus College, Oxford University, with a B.A., M.A., and a doctorate in civil law, he worked first as a burgess and bailiff in Brecon, and then as an ordained Anglican curate in South Petherton. Dismissed in 1777 for his Wesleyan...