Fulton, Mary Hannah (1854–1927)

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Fulton, Mary Hannah (1854–1927)

American medical missionary. Born Mary Hannah Fulton, May 31, 1854, probably in Ashland, Ohio; died Jan 7, 1927, in Pasadena, California; dau. of John S. Fulton (prominent attorney) and Augusta Louise (Healy) Fulton.

Assigned by Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, arrived in Guangzhou (Canton), China (1884), joining minister brother Albert and missionary sister-in-law Florence Wishard; with Albert and Florence, established 2 dispensaries in Guangzhou (1887); with Mary Frost Niles, co-founded dispensary in Fati (1891) and established medical practice; worked at Guangzhou Hospital, teaching pediatrics in Cantonese, and directing care of women patients; with Albert, founded Theodore Cuyler Church (1900), David Gregg Hospital for Women and Children, including Julia Mather Training School for Nurses (April 1902), and Hackett Medical College for Women (Dec 1902); retired to Shanghai (1915), and established Cantonese Union Church of Shanghai (Augusta Fulton Memorial Church); retired to Pasadena, CA (1918).

See also memoir, "Inasmuch": Extracts from Letters, Journals, Papers, etc.