Frame, Alice (1878–1941)

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Frame, Alice (1878–1941)

American educator and missionary. Name variations: Alice Brown or Alice Seymour Browne or Alice Seymour Browne Frame. Born Alice Seymour Browne, Oct 29, 1878, in Harpoot, Turkey; died Aug 16, 1941, in Newton, Massachusetts; dau. of Rev. John Kittredge Browne and Leila (Kendall) Browne; m. Murray Scott Frame (missionary), Oct 10, 1913 (died 1918); children: Frances Kendall (1914–1916), Murray Scott (1916–1916), Rosamond (b. 1917).

As secretary of young people's work for Woman's Board of Missions (Congregational), traveled and spoke across US (early 1900s); traveled to Tongzhou (Tungchow), China (1905), and became head of mission's school for girls; was transferred to North China Union Women's College in Beijing (Peking, 1912); was temporarily in charge of Women's College (1919–20); as dean of College (1922–28 and 1930–31), oversaw construction of 9 major buildings; under threat of violence and pressure to resign, oversaw merger of Women's College with Yenching University (1928); served as acting dean of residence at Mount Holyoke College during furlough (1928–29); became secretary of religious education of North China Kung Li Hui (Congregational Church) in Tongzhou (1931); was delegate of China Christian Council to Madras conference of International Missionary Council (1938); returned to US (1941). Awarded DLitt by Mount Holyoke College (1925).

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