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Rev Samuel Pollard
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Birth: Apr. 20, 1864
Camelford
Cornwall, England
Death: Sep. 16, 1915
Guizhou, China

British Methodist missionary to China with the China Inland Mission who converted many of the A-Hmao and Hmong people.

He came to China in 1887 at age 22, and began his evangelical work in the city of Zhaotong. He later moved to Shimenkan, from where he and other missionaries worked tirelessly to have found one of the biggest Christian bases in the southwestern China, fostering evangelism, education and social development. With help from others, he created the first written language for Hmong the famous Pollard Script, and founded the first school as well as a hospital which had significantly improved the medical conditions for Hmong at the time.

He died while tending a Hmong child who had typhoid. Today, 120 years later, he is still remembered by Hmong people as K'an Teh-Glao, "the Savior of Hmong" and "the King of Hmong".

His grave was destroyed during the "Cultural Revolution". A monument was rebuilt near the sight in 1995.
 
 
Burial:
Shimenkan Christian Cemetery
Shimenkan
Guizhou, China
 
Created by: Rebecca Ewing Peterson
Record added: Sep 19, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 117353413
Rev Samuel Pollard
Added by: Rebecca Ewing Peterson
 
Rev Samuel Pollard
Added by: Rebecca Ewing Peterson
 
 
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Rest in peace.
- Rebecca Ewing Peterson
 Added: Sep. 20, 2013
 
 
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