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 Flora May Carncross

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Flora May Carncross

  • Birth 21 Mar 1878 Glidden, Carroll County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 2 Apr 1925 Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China
  • Burial Lodi, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Plot Sec 5
  • Memorial ID 31278659

Daughter of Washington Irving & Sarah Jane Carncross.

Memorial gravestone.
Flora May Carncross was a missionary -teacher in China for 17 years. She died in Peking from pneumonia and buried there next to her cousin Marie Dorland.


Flora May Carncross

Miss carncross was born in Glidden, Iowa, March 21, 1878. She graduated from the State Normal School at Oshkosh, and after some years of teaching she entered the Chicago Training School, and was graduated, in preparation for foreign mission work, to which she had heard the divine call, going to China in 1908 under the Womwn's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
Her missionary career began at Chinkiang in 1908. After a short period for language study she succeeded to the principalship of the Chinkiang Girl's School, which position she held until fourlough in 1914. With two years of work she received the A. B. degree from the University of Wisconsin, and returned to China in 1916. After another year of language study she became principal of the Hwei Wen Girl's School, serving there until furlough in 1922. Returning again after a brief year, she became a instructor in English at Ginling College.
With reference to her life among us, she was a good student, a good teacher, a good administrator, a good comrade, a good neighbor; of firm faith, expansive hope, humble trust, and generous love. Most unselfish and generous, she lived a truly efficient life.--efficient in herself, and in bringing out the best things in her associates. By her personality and her service she has made a worthy contribution to the records of missionary service. She finished her earthly career on the morning of April 2 1925, and entered the larger fellowship of all the saints who from their labor rest. We have a treasured memory, and the results of her work will long abide.

Note: From: "The Chinese Recorder" June 1925.



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  • Maintained by: Rusty
  • Originally Created by: Wally Smith
  • Added: 10 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31278659
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Flora May Carncross (21 Mar 1878–2 Apr 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31278659, citing Garden Bluff Cemetery, Lodi, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Rusty (contributor 48125881) .