PUXLEY, Edward Lavallin

PUXLEY, Edward Lavallin. 1836 — Croydon 30.6.1909. Rev. British (Irish?) Missionary in India. Son of John Lavallin P. and Fanny White. Worked among Santals for Church Mission Society, said to have been the first missionary actually living among them. Retired c. 1867, returned to the U.K. and worked as vicar in…

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PHILLIPS, Jeremiah

PHILLIPS, Jeremiah. Plainfield NY 5.1.1812 — 9.12.1879. Rev. U.S. Baptist Missionary in India. Son of Parley Ph. and Hannah Crumb. Graduated from Hamilton Literary & Theological Institution (future Colgate University). In 1835 ordained priest and missionary. Arrived at Calcutta in 1836 and was stationed in Mayurbhanj, then in Sambalpur and…

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PHILLIPS, James L.

PHILLIPS, James Liddell. Balasore 1840 — Mussoorie 1895. U.S. Medical Missionary. Son of —> Jeremiah Ph. Born in India, educated in the U.S.A. Graduated 1860 from Bowdoin College, worked as pastor in New York and studied medicine for missionary work. M.D. 1864. Still in 1864 left for India. Worked in…

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MARTIN, W. B.

MARTIN, W. B. 18?? — 1???. British Civil Servant in India. Deputy Collector and Magistrate, Madhipárah, Bhagalpur (1875), later of Beguserai (1892), in Bihar. Sometimes given three initials as J. W. B. Martin. Publications: “On the Archaeological Remains of Barantpur in Zila’ Bhágalpúr”, ProcASB 1872, 175-177. – Letter forwarding an Inscription found at Srinagar…

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MACPHAIL, Ronald M.

MACPHAIL, Ronald Merry. Santalia 5.8.1899 — 9.12.1974. Rev. British (Scottish) Missionary Physician. in India. Son of —> J. M. Macphail, continued his work among Santals. Educated at Glasgow Academy. Served in the end of WW I in France. M.B. 1924 Glasgow. Worked for Church of Scotland among Santals from 1925,…

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SKREFSRUD, Lars (Laurentius Olsen)

SKREFSRUD, Lars (Laurentius Olsen). Fåberg in Oppland 4.2.1840 — Benagaria (now in Jharkand) 11.12.1910. Norwegian Missionary in India. Born in modest family, son of Ole Nielsen S. and Eli Døsen. In his troubled youth he was imprisoned for three years for theft, but in prison found the Bible and decided to become…

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WENZEL, Heinrich Christian Ferdinand

WENZEL, Heinrich Christian Ferdinand. Mainz 7.6.1855 — London 16.6. 1893. German Indologist and Tibetan Scholar in England. Son of Karl August W., a physician, and Amalia Ida Gabriele Michel. Educated in Mainz, matriculated 1874. Studies at Jena, Leipzig and Tübingen. Ph.D. 1879 Tübingen (under Roth). Further studies at Strassburg and…

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HEUMAN, Ernst Otto August

HEUMAN, Ernst Otto August. Halmstad 9.7.1858 — Trichinopoly (Tiruchirappalli) 25.8.1926. Swedish Missionary and Scholar of Religion and Languages in India. Son of alderman Anders Gustaf H. and Christina Margareta Theolander. From 1877 studies of classical philology and Semitics at Uppsala, fil.kand. 1880, fil.lic. 1886. After a few years as schoolteacher…

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BODDING, Paul Olaf

BODDING, Paul Olaf. Gjøvik 2.11.1865 — Odense 25.9.1938. Rev. Norwegian Missionary and Munda Scholar in India, lived long time among the Santals. Son of a bookseller, Edvard Olsen B., and Betzy Emilie Wennevold. Deciding to become a missionary he studied from 1883 theology at Kristiania (Oslo), in 1889 theol.cand. and…

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