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 Mabel Trefry <I>Lossing</I> Jones

Mabel Trefry Lossing Jones

Clayton, Clayton County, Iowa, USA
Death 23 Jun 1978 (aged 100)
Gaithersburg, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Plot B, Bishops' Lot
Memorial ID 34416109 · View Source
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Methodist Christian Missionary and Educator. Mabel Lossing Jones was a graduate of Upper Iowa University in 1904. She was appointed by the Methodist Episcopal Church mission schools to a girl's school in Khandwa, India. Within a year she became its principal. A few years later, Mabel was sent to Isabella Thoburn College, the first college for women in India. It was here that she met and married Dr. Eli Stanley Jones, also a missionary. Her next move was to Sitapur where she became superintendent of six schools, including a boarding school for Christian boys. It was this school that became the focus of Mabel's work in India. She was responsible for introducing women teachers into the school at a time in India when women were not considered qualified to teach boys. She mastered the Hindi and Urdu languages and script. She served with ten Hindu and ten Muslim males as the only non-Indian, Christian woman elected to the Sitapur administrative body, a position she held for nearly 20 years. In retirement, she kept over 1,000 boys in school through scholarships she personally cultivated from friends in the United States. Mabel was inducted into the Iowa Women's Hall of Fame in 1991.

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