Grenfell, Sir Wilfred (Thomason)


Grenfell, Sir Wilfred (Thomason)
born Feb. 28, 1865, Parkgate, Cheshire, Eng.
died Oct. 9, 1940, Charlotte, Vt., U.S.

English medical missionary.

Having joined the Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen, he initiated missionary service to the fishermen of Labrador and became absorbed in improving conditions there. He raised funds through speaking tours and books. When the Mission withdrew its support, he founded the International Grenfell Association, which helped found 6 hospitals, 4 hospital ships, 7 nursing stations, 2 orphanages, 2 large schools, 14 industrial centres, and a cooperative lumber mill in Labrador.

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