Tag: <span>Clementina Rowe Butler</span>

Tremont Street MEC, Boston
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Tremont Street MEC, Boston

Heritage Site of the Founding of the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church The former Tremont Street MEC was the site of the founding of the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society (WFMS) of the Methodist Episcopal Church by eight women who braved a stormy day, March 23, 1869 to meet together at the...

Butler, William (1818-1899) and Clementina [Rowe] (1820-1913)
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Butler, William (1818-1899) and Clementina [Rowe] (1820-1913)

The Butlers were probably the best-known Methodist missionary couple in the late nineteenth century. Born in Ireland, William Butler underwent a conversion experience, joined the Wesleyan church, and became a minister. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1850. After being twice widowed, he wrote to Clementina Rowe in Ireland, who had been influenced by his preaching some years before...