Arthur, James Hope

Arthur, James Hope a Baptist missionary to Japan, was born at Hartford, Conn., May 27,.1842, his family being emigrants from Scotland. He graduated at Brown University in the class of 1870, and took the course of study at the Newton Theological Institution. In July, 1873, he was ordained at Hartford, having been previously appointed as a missionary by the American Baptist Missionary Union to enter the Japan field. He spent a year at Yokohama in learning the language, at the end of which time he removed to Tokio, the capital of the empire, where he gave himself with great zeal and earnestness to his work as a missionary. Four years were devoted to this laborious service, and he had gathered a Church of twenty members, when disease compelled him to retire from his labors. He crossed the Pacific in May, 1877, with the hope that in California he might recover his health, but died at Oakland, Cal., Dec. 9,1877. (J. C. S.)

 
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