Smith Stanley Osterhout

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Smith Stanley Osterhout

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  • Reverend Smith Stanley Osterhout

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Smith Stanley Osterhout was born in Murray Township, Ontario on June 30, 1968. He was ordained by the Methodist Church in 1894 and was stationed in British Columbia at the Nass River mission between 1894 and 1898, then at the Port Simpson mission between 1898 and 1903. During the latter period, Osterhout received an M.A. (1898) and PhD (1903) from Illinois Wesleyan College. After Church Union in 1925, the United Church of Canada gave Osterhout charge of Home Missions in the Kootenays, and by the time he retired in 1939, he was Superintendent of Indian and Anglo-Saxon missions in Prince Rupert Presbytery, of Japanese work in the BC Conference, and of Chinese work west of the Great Lakes. Osterhout was President of the British Columbia Conference in the Methodist Church between 1916 and 1917. He was also President of the BC Conference within the United Church between 1939 and 1940.


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