Tag: <span>Education</span>

Hulbert, Homer Bezaleel (1863-1949)
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Hulbert, Homer Bezaleel (1863-1949)

Missionary and Educator in Korea Born in New Haven, Vermont, Hulbert graduated from Dartmouth College in 1884. After two years of study at Union Theological Seminary in New York, he arrived in Korea in 1886 and served for five years as a teacher at the Royal English School in Seoul. A Congregationalist, his only missionary...

Iglehart, Charles W[heeler], (1882-1969)
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Iglehart, Charles W[heeler], (1882-1969)

American Methodist missionary and Leader of Protestant Christianity in Japan Iglehart was born in Evansville, Indiana, and spent much of his youth in New York City, where his father was a prominent Methodist pastor. Educated at Columbia University (B.A., 1902) and Drew University (M.Div., 1906; Ph.D., 1934), he received honorary degrees from Syracuse University and...

Springer, Helen Emily [Chapman] Rasmussen (1868-1946)
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Springer, Helen Emily [Chapman] Rasmussen (1868-1946)

Missionary explorer and founder of American Methodist education for girls in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) After hearing Bishop William Taylor, Helen Chapman volunteered to go to Africa as a self-supporting missionary. In 1891 she sailed for the Congo (Zaire). She married a Danish missionary, William Rasmussen, whom she met during the voyage. After six months, their...

Bowen, John Wesley Edward (1855-1933)
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Bowen, John Wesley Edward (1855-1933)

Educator and theologian Born into slavery in New Orleans, Bowen became a free man when his father purchased his family’s freedom in 1858. After the Civil War, in which his father served with the Union Army, Bowen attended Union Normal School in New Orleans. In 1878 he graduated with the first graduating class of New...

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,...

Oldham, William Fitzjames (1854-1937)
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Oldham, William Fitzjames (1854-1937)

Methodist missionary and bishop in India, Southeast Asia, and South America Oldham was born in Bangalore, India, where his father was an English officer in the Indian Regiment. Although he was baptized a Roman Catholic, his earliest religious contacts came from Protestant military chaplains and the headmaster of the Madras Christian College. He was converted...

Lambuth, Walter Russell (1854-1921)
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Lambuth, Walter Russell (1854-1921)

Methodist missionary physician in China and Japan, and missionary bishop in Brazil and Africa Lambuth was born in Shanghai, the son of the founding missionaries of Methodist Episcopal Church, South (MECS) missions in China. Having decided to be a medical missionary, he obtained both the M.D. and ordination as elder in 1877. Also in 1877...

Thoburn, James Mills (1836-1922)
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Thoburn, James Mills (1836-1922)

First Methodist missionary bishop of India and Malaysia Born in St. Clairsville, Ohio, the son of immigrants from Ireland, Thoburn graduated from Allegheny College in 1857, entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1858, and was sent to India by the Missionary Society of his church in 1859. He married Sarah Minerva (Rockwell)...

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...