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Harry Parsons (1878-1952)

Harry Parsons was born in Barnstaple, Devon and was raised in Plymouth. He entered the Bible Christian ministry in 1899 and joined the mission to China in 1902.

Parsons served in China for twenty-six years, first as a colleague of the famous missionary Samuel Pollard and later as Superintendent of the work among the Montagnard Miao people of Yunnan Province.

He was invalided home in 1928 and served the remainder of his active ministry in home circuits.

Source: Oliver Beckerlegge, United Methodist Ministers and their Circuits 1797-1932 (1968) and Methodist Recorder 1952, July 17th, 15.

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