Rev Charles Henry Appleton Dall

Rev Charles Henry Appleton Dall

Birth
Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
Death 18 Jul 1886 (aged 70)
India
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 62160781 · View Source
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Dall, Charles Henry Appleton (Dal), clergyman, born in Baltimore, Md., 12 February 1816; died in Calcutta, British India, 18 July 1886. He was educated in the Boston public and Latin schools, graduated at Harvard in 1837 and at Harvard divinity-school in 1840. In November 1841 he was ordained an evangelist of the Unitarian church in St. Louis, after which he was settled in Baltimore, Md., Portsmouth, N.H., Needham, Mass., and Toronto, Canada. Failing health from excessive pastoral duties, with a preference for missionary work, induced him to take up that occupation as his life's labor. He became the first foreign missionary of the Unitarian church in America, and in February 1855 sailed for Calcutta. There he instituted the first girls' school for natives, the first school for homeless and friendless children and the first children's temperance society. Mr Dall was elected a member of the American oriental society and the Asiatic society of Bengal, and a foreign associate of the Hungarian Unitarian consistory. He was the author of many tracts, educational and moral, for circulation in British India, a small work on the Suez Canal, many hymns and devotional poems, and notes of travel contributed to periodicals in the United States and India. The number of pamphlets written by Mr Dall in India exceeded one hundred and many of them were reprinted several times in response to a demand from the natives for whose instruction they were intended.
Adapted from "Appletons' cyclopaedia of American biography, Vol. II, New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1887"


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  • Added: 26 Nov 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 62160781
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Charles Henry Appleton Dall (12 Feb 1816–18 Jul 1886), Find a Grave Memorial no. 62160781, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Adrienne (contributor 47022212) .