Fonds SCA5-WA3 - Beulah Misener Alloway fonds.

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Beulah Misener Alloway fonds.

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  • 1954-1960 (Creation)
    Alloway, Beulah Misener

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5 cm of textual records
4 photographs : b&w ; 17 x 11 cm in mat 26 x 19 cm or smaller

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Beulah Misener was a missionary to Kenya. She was born April 8, 1925 to Harley Anson and Ida May (nee Lemon) Misener in Troy, Ontario. She married the Rev. Ross Alloway in Oshawa, Ontario on June 11, 1949. In November 1954 the couple left for Africa to serve as missionaries to the Kipsigis tribe for the Africa Inland Mission. They served first at Litein Station in Western Kenya, 20 miles from Kericho, moving 30 miles to Sitotwet in 1958. Two of their three children were born in Africa. On February 8th, 1960, two weeks before her intended return to Canada, Beulah Alloway died of what is described in the fonds as "cerebral malaria". She was buried in Kisumu, Kenya and memorialized on the Misener family headstone at the Troy Cemetery.

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Fonds consists primarily of correspondence, 116 letters, from Beulah Alloway to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harley Misener of Brantford, Ont. The letters describe her journey to Africa and her daily life and work as a missionary in Kenya. Also included are newsletters sent out by the Alloways, correspondence relating to Beulah's death, and 4 photographs.

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Donated by Mrs. Harley Misener, Beulah Alloway's mother, in 1973.


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Redescribed July 2007.

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