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Rev James Mills Thoburn
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Birth: Mar. 7, 1836
Saint Clairsville
Belmont County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 28, 1922
Crawford County
Pennsylvania, USA

Rev. Bishop James Mills Thoburn was the son of Matthew Martin and Jane Lyle Crawford Thoburn. He was the brother of Isabella Thoburn. Sarah Minerva (Rockwell) Downey Thoburn was his 1st wife. They were married December 16, 1861 and she died October 30, 1862. Anna Theresa (Jones) Thoburn was his 2nd wife. They were married November 11, 1880 and she died September 16, 1902. He was a minister in the Erie Conference/Bengal Conference/Minnesota Conference/Detroit Conference and Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

He was the eldest of nine children born to Irish immigrant parents who had settled in Ohio. He set off for Allegheny College at the age of 15 with $162.50 and his mother's advice to "spend it carefully". After a year, he found himself without enough money to continue his studies and for a period taught in the public schools. He graduated from Allegheny College in 1857. In July 1859 he sailed to India and began a remarkable career of service to the Methodist Episcopal Church in Southeast Asia. Elected Missionary Bishop of India and Malaysia in 1888, he founded the Calcutta Boys School, which flourishes today. 
Family links: 
  Matthew Thoburn (1798 - 1850)
  Jane Lyle Thoburn (1799 - 1870)
  Sarah Minerva Rockwell Thoburn (1831 - 1862)
  Anna Theresa Jones Thoburn (1855 - 1902)*
  Crawford Thoburn (1861 - 1929)*
  Joseph Thoburn (1825 - 1864)*
  Matthew Crawford Thoburn (1827 - 1848)*
  Thomas Crawford Thoburn (1827 - 1911)*
  David Lyle Thoburn (1832 - 1865)*
  Eliza Ann Dixon Thoburn Mills (1834 - 1930)*
  Ellen Thoburn Cowen (1834 - 1914)*
  James Mills Thoburn (1836 - 1922)
  Mary Thorburn Cratty (1838 - 1916)*
  Isabella Thoburn (1840 - 1901)*
  Isabella Thoburn (1840 - 1901)*
*Calculated relationship
"James Mills Thoburn
1836 - 1922
Preacher - Missionary Bishop
Christian Statesman
in India, Malaysia
and the Philippine Islands
The servant of the living"

Greendale Cemetery
Crawford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 4 - Lot 88
Maintained by: Mary Jane Haight-Eckert
Originally Created by: Betty
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56336607
Rev James Mills Thoburn
Added by: FutureAncestor
Rev James Mills Thoburn
Added by: Betty
Rev James Mills Thoburn
Added by: FutureAncestor
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 Added: Aug. 7, 2010

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