|Basic biographical summary of this person
|Full name||Reverend John SMITHURST|
|Relevance of this person||missionary who used a lantern |
|Main period of activity||1839-1851|
|Other internet resources||see record in Virtual International Authority File|
Reverend Smithurst arrived in Rupert's Land in September 1839 after being commissioned by the Church Missionary Society. He was the first missionary in the region to learn Cree. After twelve years of ministry at the Red River Colony, he resigned his post in 1851. He briefly returned to England before emegrating to Elora in 1852.
|9 September 1809||born at||Lea, Derbyshire, England|
|10 September 1836-1851||27||member||CMS|
|February 1840-1851||resident||Indian Settlement, Manitoba, Canada|
|September 1867||57||died at||Elora, Ontario, Canada|
|Texts linked to this person||Correspondence (unpublished)s (1)|
John Smithurst, Letter from Rev Smithurst to D Coates (29 December 1845)
|Lucerna ID no. 6004922||Record created by Mary Borgo and Richard Crangle. Last updated 13 June 2017|
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