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Wallis [née McCall], Janet Sophia (1858–1928), philanthropist and founder of the Mission of Hope

L. E. Lauer

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/55693

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Wallis [née McCall], Janet Sophia (1858–1928), philanthropist and founder of the Mission of Hope, was born in Wood Street, Walthamstow, on 13 June 1858, the only daughter of John McCall, a provision merchant, and his wife, Agnes Allen. Little is known of her early life, but spiritual matters seemed to have weighed heavily on her as a child. According to her daughter, she was saved at the age of twelve and teased by her brothers who called her '...

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Subjects: Social and Cultural History ; Society and Culture ; Ethical Issues and Debates

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