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Magistrate , mariner , politician , Master

George Jones was a master mariner, magistrate and politician in Newfoundland.


Jones, who grew up in Utica, New York, is notable as the first Protestant missionary in Korea who took an academic approach to the research of Korean religions.


Educational public schools, Utica, New York. Bachelor of Arts (nonresident course), American U., Harriman, Tennessee, 1892, Doctor of Divinity, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1906.


Appointed missionary to Korea by Methodist Episcopal Church, 1887. In educational work, Seoul, Korea, 1888-1891. Principal Pai Chai English School, Seoul, 1892-1893.

Presiding elder Chemulpo District, 1893-1903. Superintendent Korea Mission Methodist Episcopal Church, 1897-1899. In America, 1903-1907, served as a secretary Board of Missions Methodist Episcopal Church, and as lecturer on missions at Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa.

Returned to Korea, 1907. President Bible Institute of Korea, the Union Theological School of Methodist Episcopal Church and Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1907-1911. Delaware from Korea to General Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church Church, Baltimore, 1908.

Special lecturer on missions, Boston University School Theology, 1915-1918. Executive secretary Korean Quarter Centennial Movement of Methodist Episcopal Church, September 1, 1910-1912. Ministerial reserve delegate from Korea to General Conference, 1912.

Editorial secretary Board of Foreign Missions, Methodist Episcopal Church, since 1913. Author: Korea, Country and People, 1907. An English Korean Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 1910.

Editor Korean Repository, 1895-1898. Contributor various scientific and secular periodicals in Japan, China and Korea. Contributing editor, Journal of Race Development, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts Made extensive investigations in history, language, literature and religious beliefs of the Koreans.

Home: Leonia, New Jersey.



Married Margaret Josephine Bengel, missionary, May 10, 1893.

Charles Edward Jones

Susan Jane (Cosser) Jones

Margaret Josephine Bengel