Park H. Anderson
Missionary to China
From Estill County, KY
Elder Park H. Anderson, a son of Elder Abijah B. Anderson and his wife Margaret, was educated at Georgetown College, Kentucky; Baylor University, Texas; and Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. He sailed September 13, 1907, for Canton, China, as a missionary and upon the death of Dr. Graves who had been a missionary in China for over fifty years, he became the President of Graves Theological Seminary, Canton, China. He had two brothers who were Baptist ministers.
Later in the history the following is mentioned:
County Boy in China
Rev. T. P. Edwards has this to relate about a former Estill County boy, who is now a missionary in China:
Rev. Park H. Anderson, son of the Rev. Abijah Anderson, was born on Station Camp, June 11, 1880, and was educated at Georgetown College, Kentucky, Baylor University, Texas; and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. He sailed September 13, 1907, for Canton, China, as a missionary, and on the death of Dr. Graves last year, who had been a missionary in China for over fifty years, he became the President of the Graves Theological Seminary in
Canton, a very important position for the christianizing fields. As the writer was also born on the same creek, and spent a term in the Seminary with him, being about the same age, and our fathers being friends and neighbors, it gives me great pleasure in writing this narrative. - IRVINE SUN newspaper.
[From Bobby L. Rose & Lorene Barnes Rose, History of Providence Baptist Church, Estill County, Winston, Kentucky 1856-1978 , p. 117. Scanned and formatted by Jim Duvall.]
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