The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Parker, Edwin Wallace

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PARKER, Edwin Wallace, American Methodist Episcopal missionary bishop: b. Saint Johnsbury Vt., 21 Jan. 1833; d. Paini Tal, India, 4 June 1901. He was graduated at the General Biblical Institute, Concord, N. H., in 1857, and joined the Vermont Conference in that year. After two years' work as a pastor he was ordained deacon and elder under the missionary rule of the New England Conference and sailed for India, where he was stationed first in the district of Bijnor and afterward at Moradabad. On the organization of the India Conference in 1864 he became presiding elder, and in 1900 he was elected bishop of Southern Asia. Consult Messmore, J. H., ‘Life of Edwin Wallace Parker’ (1903).