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Rev Myron Eells

Rev Myron Eells

Birth
Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA
Death 3 Jan 1907 (aged 63)
Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA
Burial Union, Mason County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 5854990 · View Source
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Western Missionary. Born at the Tshimakain Mission Spokane, Washington, he was the son of pioneer missionaries Cushing Eells. Graduating from Pacific University Oregon, in 1866, he graduated from Hartford Theological Seminary Connecticut, in 1871 and then returned to the Northwest. There he led a Congregational Church in Boise, Idaho, moved to the Skokomish Reservation, west of Puget Sound, in 1874 and worked as a missionary among Native Americans and white settlers. Through his work with Native Americans, he gained a national reputation as both a scholar and a collector. His literary output included hundreds of articles for newspapers, magazines, some 50 pamphlets, four books, and a number of unpublished manuscripts. In 1892, he was appointed superintendent of the Department of Ethnology for the Washington State Commission for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. He died at age 83 in Tacoma, Washington. Eells’s collection of more than 1,600 Native American artifacts and his collection of hundreds of historical manuscripts are on display at he Whitman College and Maxey Museum.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Myron Eells (7 Oct 1843–3 Jan 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5854990, citing Union Pioneer Cemetery, Union, Mason County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .