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Missionary

Ralph Ansel Ward, American missionary.

Background

Ward, Ralph Ansel was born on June 26, 1882 in Leroy, Ohio, United States. Son of Fletcher DeLay and Harriet Grace (Walker) Ward.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1903, A.M., 1906, Doctor of Divinity, 1919, Doctor of Laws, 1940. Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Boston University, 1906. Doctor of Divinity, 1946.

Doctor of Divinity, Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, O., 1919.

Career

Ordained ministry Methodist Episcopal Church, 1906. Pastor chs. in Massachusetts, 1906-1908. Field secretary Massachusetts Anti-Saloon League, 1907-1908.

Missionary Methodist Episcopal Church, Foochow, China, 1909-1916. Associate secretary Missionary Centenary, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1916-1919. Associate secretary for Eastern China, Board Foreign Missions, Methodist Episcopal Church, 1919-1924.

Executive secretary China Society America, 1921. President Anglo-Chinese College, Foochow, 1925-1927. Executive secretary World Service Mechanical Engineering Church, 1928-1932.

City missionary Methodist Episcopal Church, Nanking, 1933-1937. Elected bishop Methodist Church, 1937. Resident bishop Methodist Church, Chengtu, China, 1937-1941, Soochow University, Shanghai, China, since 1941.

Interned 1941-1946.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Writer of pamphlets and articles on Nanking and China.

Membership

Member of board of managers University of Nanking.

Connections

Married Mildred May Worley, September 7, 1905 (died 1947).; married second, Katherine Boeye, August 25, 1948. Children: Imogene Grace, Gladys Walker.

father:
Fletcher DeLay Ward

mother:
Harriet Grace (Walker) Ward

spouse:
Mildred May Worley

spouse:
Katherine Boeye

child:
Imogene Grace Ward

child:
Gladys Walker Ward