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Cooling, James
1848-1915; e.m. 1871

Missionary in India, born in Newark. He was Assistant Tutor at Richmond College before being stationed in the Madras District in 1876, where he became a Fellow of Madras University and was influential in educational matters. Wesley College, Royapettah was his lasting achievement. Vernacular work increased during his period as Chairman of the District from 1885 and he was widely known and respected by Indian Christians. After his sudden death in Madras on 2 December 1915, while still engaged in this important work, it was officially recorded that 'no man ever served the Society [i.e. the WMMS] more faithfully and few more ably'.

Sources

  • G.G. Findlay and W.W. Holdsworth, The History of the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society (1921-1924), vol. 5 pp.243-44

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