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Clergyman

Oscar Francis Wisner, American clergyman.

Background

Wisner, Oscar Francis was born on September 25, 1858 in Wilton Junction, Iowa, United States. Son of Charles Wesley and Sarah (Kunkie) Wisner.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Wooster, 1881, A.M., 1884. Western Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, 2 years. Graduate Princeton Theological Seminary, 1885. Doctor of Divinity, Wooster, 1900.

Career

Teacher, Wooster U., 1883-1884. Ordained Presbyterian ministry, 1885. Went to Canton, China, as missionary and engaged as teacher, Presbyterian Academy, 1885-1893.

Preached in Iowa, 1894-1895. Pastor, Santa Monica, California, 1895-1898. President Canton Christian College, Canton, China, 1898-1907.

Professor of missions, University of Wooster, 1908-1912. Field investigator Department Church and Country Life, Presbyterian Board of Home Missions, 1912-1914. Pastor Adrian Community Presbyterian Church, Parma, Idaho, 1915-1916.

Chinese interpreter United States Immigration Service, Angel Island, California, 1917-1918. Educational secretary Young Men’s Christian Association, Camp Kearny, California, 1918-1919. Director Oilfields (California) Industrial School, since 1921.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Beginning English, 1900. Beginning Chinese, 1906.

Connections

Married Sophie Gray Preston, July 29, 1889.

mother:
Sarah (Kunkie) Wisner