Capron, William Banfield

Capron, William Banfield, a Congregational minister and missionary, was born at Uxbridge, Mass., April 14, 1824. Having pursued a preliminary course at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., he graduated at Yale College in 1846, and became a private tutor at Baltimore, Md., for one .ear. Afterwards, for six years, he was principal of the Hopkins Grammar-school, in Hartford, Conn. In 1856 he graduated at the Andover Theological Seminary, and on Sept. 3 of that year he was ordained as an evangelist in Uxbridge. Under the auspices of the American Board for Foreign Missions he sailed for India Nor. 24 of the same year, and arrived at Madras, March 6, 1857. For sixteen years he labored in the vicinity of Madura, India. He visited America in 1872, returning to his mission-field in January, 1875; and died in Madura, Oct. 6, 1876. See Cong. Quarterly, 1877, p. 412.

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