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Donaldson, Sir James (1831–1915), educationist and classical and patristic scholar, was born in the Aberdeen area on 26 April 1831, son of James Donaldson (of whom nothing certain is known) and Christina McKay (subsequently married in 1849 to William Hannan, a widower). He was educated from 1842 at ...

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Pearson, William Winstanley [Willie] (1881–1923), missionary and educationist, was born on 7 May 1881 at 48 Princes Road, Toxteth, Liverpool, the son of the Revd Samuel Pearson (1842–1907), Congregationalist minister, and his wife, Bertha Eliza, née Crosfield (1850–1922), from a prominent Quaker family. His father became a passive resister to the ...

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Shaw, Mabel (1888–1973), missionary and educationist, was born on 3 December 1888 at Prestwood Road, Heath Town, Willenhall, Wolverhampton, the eldest of three boys and two girls of Matthew Shaw, a tea-shop manager, and his wife, Elizabeth Anne, née Purchase. Between the ages of five and ten she lived with her grandmother in the ...

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Wheelock, Eleazar (1711–1779), Congregationalist minister and educator in America, was born on 22 April 1711 in Windham, Connecticut, the only son of Ralph Wheelock, a prosperous farmer, and his wife, Ruth Huntington. He was the great-grandson of Cambridge-educated Ralph Wheelock, an English puritan clergyman who settled in ...

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Willis, Sir (Zwinglius) Frank (1890–1974), educationist and YMCA official, was born on 29 August 1890 at Stoke Green manse, Wherstead Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, son of Richard Elgar Willis, Congregational minister, and his wife, Edith Mary Legate. He was a foundation scholar of Ipswich School...