Isabella Thoburn: American missionary (1840 - 1901) | Biography, Bibliography, Facts, Information, Career, Wiki, Life
peoplepill id: isabella-thoburn
1 views today
1 views this week
Isabella Thoburn
American missionary

Isabella Thoburn

Isabella Thoburn
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro American missionary
Was Missionary Writer Biographer
From United States of America
Field Literature Science
Gender female
Birth 29 March 1840
Death 1 September 1901 (aged 61 years)
Star sign Aries
The details (from wikipedia)


Isabella Thoburn

Isabella Thoburn (March 29, 1840–Sept. 1, 1901) was an American Christian missionary of the Methodist Episcopal Church best known for her establishment of educational institutions and missionary work in North India, subsequent to the East India Company's relinquishment of power to the British government in India.


Isabella Thoburn was born in 1840 near St. Clairsville, Ohio. She attended local schools and the Wheeling Female Seminary in Wheeling, Virginia (now in West Virginia).

In 1866, after she had taught for several years, Isabella was invited by her brother James Mills Thoburn, a Methodist Episcopal missionary in India, to assist him in his educational and missionary work in India. She delayed her departure until 1869 when the formation of the Women's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church enabled her to undertake missionary work under denominational affiliation and auspices.

In India, Thoburn's work culminated in the founding of an important woman's college, Isabella Thoburn College in Lucknow (1870), as well as a Methodist High School in Kanpur. These two educational establishments were among the first in colonial India, catering to the educational and religious needs of an emergent Anglo Indian population in Awadh.

Thoburn returned to the United States for a period to study at Lucy Rider Meyer's Chicago Training School for City, Home, and Foreign Missions in Illinois. In 1887, Meyer appointed her as the first house mother and superintendent of the school's new Methodist Deaconess Home for training female deacons.

She died in 1901 in Lucknow, India.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 27 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
comments so far.
From our partners
Sections Isabella Thoburn

arrow-left arrow-right instagram whatsapp myspace quora soundcloud spotify tumblr vk website youtube pandora tunein iheart itunes