Walter Tarr

(1878-1970). Missionary. Tarr was born in the Grahamstown district of South Africa, the descendant of British settlers. He was left an orphan at an early age. He attended the first Seventh-day Adventist college in South Africa, Union College. In 1902 he was asked to relieve for a time at Solusi Mission, the oldest SDA mission station in Africa. After his marriage in 1904, he and his wife worked in Cape Town and then were called to Rhodesia. They became permanent missionaries in 1910 and pioneered the work in Transkei, where they founded Bethel Training College. After his retirement in 1940, Pastor Tarr continued to give years of part-time service, mainly in connection with Bantu work in Natal.

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

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