William Smith

(1876-1967). Missionary. Born near Howard, Kansas, into a family of 10 children, he completed the ministerial course at Walla Walla College in 1900 and began work in the Upper Columbia Conference. He married Addie Carnahan in 1903, and in 1905 the couple with their 9-month-old daughter set sail for Korea, the first Seventh-day Adventist missionaries to that country. They stayed for 20 years, with Smith serving in many capacities. He was instrumental in starting the Soonan Euimyung School (predecessor of Korean Sahmyook University), the Korean Publishing House, the Korean Mission, and many churches, crossing and recrossing Korea and Western Manchuria on foot, bicycle, and sometimes on pony.

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

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