Hambley, Laura H., 1877-1951

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Hambley, Laura H., 1877-1951

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        Dates of existence

        1877-1951

        History

        Laura Hannah Hambley (1877-1951) was a Methodist and United Church of Canada missionary to West China, 1904-1943. Hambley was born on March 16, 1877 in Port Perry, Ontario. She graduated from the Toronto Normal School in 1896, and later attended the Methodist National Training School from 1903-1904. She had teaching experience in both Ontario and New York City before she was appointed by the Women's Missionary Society to Chengtu, West China in 1904. After Chinese language instruction, she taught at a middle school. Following that assignment she was relocated to a school in Jenshow (1908-1910). While on furlough in 1911, she travelled across Canada on a speaking tour promoting WMS work. Upon her return to China in 1912, she oversaw the planning and construction of the Tzeliutsing Girls' Middle School, where she taught until 1942. Illness caused her to return to Canada in 1943. She retired to Winnipeg, but continued to travel the country for speaking engagements. She died December 4, 1951.

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        Hambley, George Henry

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        family

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        Hambley, George Henry is the sibling of Hambley, Laura H., 1877-1951

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        Heffren, Hazel Evelyn, 1916-1999

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        family

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        Heffren, Hazel Evelyn, 1916-1999 is the cousin of Hambley, Laura H., 1877-1951

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        Niece

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        Missionary

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        1904-1943

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        ON00340

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        Dates of creation, revision and deletion

        2024-02-07 - CH | Description revised to provide greater detail

        Language(s)

        • English

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        • Latin

        Sources

        UCCA Biography File; Letters from Old China: Letters and Diary Entries from 1901 to 1943 by Laura Hambley, ed. Hazel Heffren (self-pub., 1989) in UCCA Reference Library (BV3420 .H35 1989)

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