Bowles, Rev. Newton E., 1877-1970

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Reverend Newton Ernest Bowles (1877-1970) was born and raised in Peel County. He was ordained by Toronto Conference in 1904. He graduated in Arts from Victoria College, Toronto in 1903, and completed his B.D. course in 1907. He was a missionary to China from 1906-1930. He was first stationed in Jenshow in 1906, and in 1908 moved to Kiating where he soon took over duties of the evanglistic and educational work of the station, including outstation supervision. For some years he had charge of the work in connection with the Alexander Sutherland Memorial Church in Chengtu, and was closely associated with the Chinese Conference during its early formative days. Bowles married fellow missionary Miss Muriel Wood in 1912, and the couple had five children, all born in Chengdu; George Herbert, Muriel Margaret, Newton Rowell, Elizabeth Joy and Olive Gertrude. Upon retirement as a Missionary in 1930, he continued work for the United Church in Niagara, Toronto West, Simcoe, and Lindsay Presbyteries until 1948. Newton Ernest Bowles is the brother of Richard Pinch Bowles, former chancellor of Victoria University, Toronto, 1913-1930.


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