West China



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        Muriel Brown (nee Hockey) received a Bachelor of Arts from Victoria College. In 1912 she served as the Assistant Superintendent of the National Training School, Toronto. Then, having been specially trained for educational work, she went to China under the Woman’s Missionary Society in 1913. She carried on the work of the school for evangelists’ wives, and taught in the Canadian School for Missionaries’ Children, where for a time she acted as matron. She also worked for a time teaching English in the refugee University of Nanking in Chengtu. The Browns returned from China in 1942.

        Hambley, Laura H., 1877-1951
        Person · 1877-1951

        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.

        Hart, Virgil C., 1840-1904
        Person · 1840-1904

        Virgil Chittenden Hart (1840-1904) was a founder of the West China mission of The Methodist Church of Canada. He was born in 1840 in Jefferson County, New York State. He graduated in 1865, then was sent to China under the Missionary Board of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He worked for two years at Fuzhou, then he was sent to establish and superintend a mission in Central China, at Kin-Kiang [Jin Jiang] where he remained for 20 years. In 1887 he was sent by the Missionary Board to the western province of Szechuan [Sichuan]. In 1889 he took a leave and returned to Canada and settled in Burlington, Ontario. In 1890, he was appointed Superintendent of the new mission to West China. In 1891 he established a school and hospital in the capital, Chengtu [Chengdu]. He also established the Canadian Mission Press while in West China. In 1896, he returned to Canada. He retired in 1900, and died in 1904. During his career, he published two books: "West China" and "The Temple and the Sage." Hart Memorial College at West China Union University is named in his honour. He was married to Adeline Gilliland Hart.

        Peters, Eunice, 1898-1991
        Person · 1898-1991

        Eunice Peters was a Methodist and United Church of Canada missionary to West China, 1923-1948. Peters was born on September 10, 1898 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She was educated at the Provincial Normal School and taught in New Brunswick before attending the Methodist National Training School in Toronto. In 1923 she was appointed by the Women's Missionary Society of the Methodist Church to West China. She received language instruction at Fowchow and taught at the missionary school there until 1926. Records indicated that she was assigned to teach at schools in several different cities during her time in China: Kiating (1926-1928); Fowchow (1929-1930); Chungking (1930-1932); Junghsien (1932-1936); Chungking (1938-1941), where she also carried out urban social work; Chengtu (1941-1947), and finally Kiating (1948) where she was responsible for evangelistic work. Between 1944 and 1946 she studied at the Hartford Theological Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut, where she received a Bachelor of Religious Education. In 1948 she returned to Canada, where she was eventually posted to the Chinese United Church Mission in Victoria, British Columbia from 1952 to 1962. She formally retired to Victoria in 1964. Eunice Peters died on February 5, 1991 at the age of 92.