Frank Hommel

(1875-1964). Founder of Seventh-day Adventist medical work in western Canada. He was born at Rochester, New York. In 1896, when about 21 years old, he became a Seventh-day Adventist. Afterward he attended South Lancaster Academy, studied nursing at Battle Creek Sanitarium (1898-1899), and engaged in medical missionary work in Chicago part of the time. In 1900 he was a member of a city mission in New York City, and from 1902 to 1903 was in charge of men’s treatment rooms at Battle Creek Sanitarium. In 1903 a classmate invited him to visit Alberta. There he saw an opportunity for providing hydrotherapy treatments, and engaged in self-supporting medical missionary work for the next six years. While in Alberta he married Larena Belle Carpenter, the second church school teacher in the provinc...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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