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Thomas Henry Montague Villiers Appleby


Appleby, Thomas Henry Montague Villiers, superintendent of Indian missions of the Protestant Episcopal church; born in Regent's Park, London, Eng., Oct. 28, 1843; son of Thomas and Lady L. M. (Villiers) Appleby.  

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He was educated at King's Coll., London; Exeter Coll., Oxon scholar to St. Augustine's Coll., Canterbury, Eng.; A.M. 1866; studied in hospitals in London and received from the state medical board of the Univ. of Minn. the degree of M.D., 1877; Seabury Divinity School, Minn., D.D., 1900; St. John's Coll., Maryland, LL.D., 1901. 

He was ordered deacon in 1865; priest, 1866 ; was rector at Clarksburg, Out., from 1866 to 1876; at Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., from 1876 to 1881, and at St. Vincent, Minn., 1881 to 1888. 

After coming to the United States he took up work among the Indians and in 1877 was adopted into the Ojibway Tribe of Indians by the name of Shu-na-we-whah-doon (silver tongue). 

He was appointed first archdeacon of Minnesota in 1888, and was the first general arch-deacon in the American church; archdeacon of North Dakota in 1898 and of Duluth in 1899. He was deputy to the general convention from 1892 to 1898, and was appointed general superintendent of Indian missions in 1900. Dr. Appleby has taken an active interest in the civic affairs of the communities in which he has lived, and in 1884-88 was probate and county judge. Residence: 301 North J St., Tacoma, Wash.

Source:  Builders of Our Nation, Men of 1914 pub. Men of Nineteen-Fourteen, Chicago, Ill. 1915.


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