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Missionary

Peter Hugh James Lerrigo, British missionary. Served in Philippines as medical missionary of America Baptist Foreign Mission Society, 1902-1913; member International Missionary Council, 1935.

Background

Lerrigo, Peter Hugh James was born on October 6, 1875 in Birmingham, England. Son of George and Mary (Watkins) Lerrigo.

Education

Came to the United States, 1886. Doctor of Medicine New York Homoe. Medical College and Hospital, 1898.

Doctor of Medicine Medico-Chirurgical College, Philadelphia, 1902. Post-graduate Post-Graduate School Medicine, New York City, 1910. Doctor of Divinity, Franklin (Indiana) College, 1923.

Doctor of Divinity, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, 1932.

Career

Served in Philippines as medical missionary of America Baptist Foreign Mission Society, 1902-1913. Joint secretary for N.E., Foreign and Home Mission Society and Publn. Society, 1914-1915; executive secretary Five Year Program Northern Baptist Committee, 1916-1918.

Candidate secretary Foreign Mission Society, 1919-1921. Home secretary, medical director, secretary for Africa, Foreign Mission Society, 1921-1940. Executive secretary World Relief Committee, Northern Baptist Committee, 1940-1941.

Retired 1941; reentered active service as secretary Christian Medical Council for Overseas Work, January 1943. Executive secretary Foreign Missions Conference of N. A., 1943-1945 (completed re-organization of headquarters staff and work, 1945). Board directors, chairman architectural committee Pilgrim Place, Claremont, California, 1947-1950.

President Central Philippine College, Iloilo, P.I., since 1950. Opened mission to Capiz, P.I., 1903. Built Emmanuel Hospital, Capiz, P.I., 1909.

Sent to Belgian Congo, 1920, 28, 35, to report work of Foreign Mission Society. Chairman Committee Reference and Counsel, Foreign Missions Conference N.A., 1928, 29, president conference, 1932. Member International Missionary Council, 1935.

Missionary inspection tour, Japan, China, Philippines, Burma, India, Assam, 1930-1931. Author: Stature of a Perfect Man, 1920. Rock-Breakers, 1922; God’s Dynamite, 1924.

Anita, a Tale of the Philippines, 1924. The World Thrust of Northern Baptists, 1928. Northern Baptists Rethink Missions, 1933.

Omwa? Are You Awake?, 1936. Home: 777 Berkley Avenue, Claremont, Cal.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Stature of a Perfect Man, 1920. Rock-Breakers, 1922

Membership

Served in Philippines as medical missionary of America Baptist Foreign Mission Society, 1902-1913. Member International Missionary Council, 1935.

Connections

Married Edith Mary Dowkontt, August 20, 1902 (died December 18, 1941).; married second, Mabel Hannah Brown, August 16, 1944. Children: George Dowkontt (deceased), Hugh D. (deceased), Edith Mary, Florence Lillian.

father:
George Lerrigo

mother:
Mary (Watkins) Lerrigo

spouse:
Edith Mary Dowkontt

spouse:
Mabel Hannah Brown

child:
George Dowkontt Lerrigo (deceased)

child:
Hugh D. Lerrigo (deceased)

child:
Edith Mary Lerrigo

child:
Florence Lillian Lerrigo