Lowrie, Walter Macon

Lowrie, Walter Macon a Presbyterian missionary to China, was born in Butler, Pennsylvania, in 1819 (?), graduated from Jefferson College in 1837, passed a theological course at Princeton, was ordained by the Second Presbytery of New York, and entered on his ministerial labors. While passing from Shanghai to Ningpo, August 19, 1847, he was thrown overboard by pirates, and drowned at sea, about twelve miles from Chapoo, China. The date of his embarkation from America is not known, but he was in China some time prior to 1842. He was a young man of fine powers and large culture, and promised much for the Church and the world. His piety was of a lofty, self- denying stamp, which made him equal to all obstacles, and his career was opening grandly when thus suddenly called to his reward. He wrote Letters to Sabbath-school Children: — Land of Sinim, or Explosition of Isaiah 49 (Phila. 1846,18mo). A volume of his Sermons preached in China was also published (1851, 8vo). See Pierson, Missionary Memorial, page 396; New York Observer, January 8, 1848; Memoirs of W.M. Lowrie (New York, Carter and Brothers, 1849); Princeton Review, 22:280.

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