Mary Slessor: Chronology of Life
by W. P. Livingstone; edited by Stephen Ross

Mary SlessorMary Slessor (1848-1915) was a Scottish missionary who served the Lord Jesus Christ in Africa where she was commonly called "Ma" Slessor.

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1848  Born at Gilcomston, Aberdeen, [Scotland], December 2.
1856  Family went to Dundee.
1859  Began work in a factory to help support family because her dad spent a large part of his earnings on "strong drink."
1876  Appointed by United Presbyterian Church to Calabar as missionary teacher, and sailed on the steamer Ethiopia. Calabar, the scene of the life-work of Mary Slessor, is in southeastern Nigeria which is located in Western Africa.
1879  Made her first visit home because of illness.
1880  Returns to Calabar. In charge of the women's work at Old Town.
1883  Second visit home with Janie, a young African girl.
1885  Returns to Calabar, her new station is in Creek Town.
Death of her mother, December.
1886  Death of her sister, Janie, March.
1888  Entered Okoyong alone.
1891  Third visit home because of illness. Janie, the African girl is with her.
1892  Made British government Agent (Consul) in Okoyong.
1898  Fourth visit home because of illness, with four of her "children": Janie, Alice, Maggie, and Mary (African girls).
1902  Pioneering in Enyong Creek.
1903  Started a Mission at Itu. Reached Arochuku.
1904  Settled at Itu.
1905  Settled at Ikotobong.
Appointed Vice-President of Native Court.
1907  Fifth visit home because of illness, with Dan, a six-year old African boy.
Returns to Africa and settled at Use.
1908  Began a home for women and girls at Use.
1909  Gave up Court work.
1910  Began work at Ikpe.
1912  Holiday at Grand Canary.
1913  Visit to Okoyong; received Royal Medal; began work at Odoro Ikpe. At this time she was working three stations (Use, Ikpe, and Odoro Ikpe and constantly going between them).
1914  Last illness, August.
1915  Died at Use, January 13.

From Mary Slessor the White Queen: A True Story of Adventure, Heroism and Faith by W.P. Livingstone. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1931. Originally published as The White Queen of Okoyong... [1917?]

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