Antle, John


ANTLE, John, Anglican missionary (b 1865, Harbour Grace, NF; d 3 Dec 1949, Vancouver). Known as the Wilfred Grenfell of the West Coast, he was born and raised in Newfoundland, where at age 18 he became a teacher on the rugged north coast. After studying theology in St John's he returned to a remote parish to minister to isolated fishing families. In 1897 he moved to Washington state, where his wife's family lived, and 2 years later he took over a parish in VANCOUVER. Disturbed at the lack of...

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