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Jones, Eli Stanley

William C. Ringenberg

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.0800771

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Jones, Eli Stanley (03 January 1884–25 January 1973), Methodist missionary to India, was born in Clarksville, Maryland, the son of Albin Davis Jones, a tollkeeper, and Sarah Alice Peddicord. His early years featured the training of a strict mother and the religious discipline of Methodist churches. He began to study law while working as a clerk in the Baltimore County law library. After his Christian conversion at the age of seventeen, he turned to the ministry. Meanwhile his father lost his political job, forcing Stanley to delay his college matriculation for one year during which time he worked as an insurance agent....

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Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches ; Religion and Education

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