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Encyclopedia > Isaac Wiley

Isaac William Wiley (1825 – 1884) was an American physician and Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, elected in 1872. Physician examining a child A physician is a person who practices medicine. ... A bishop is an ordained member of the Christian clergy who, in certain Christian churches, holds a position of authority. ... The Methodist Episcopal Church, sometimes referred to as the M.E. Church, officially began at the Baltimore Christmas Conference in 1784. ...

Wiley was born in Lewistown Pennsylvania, on 29 March 1825. He died in Foochow, China, in November, 1884. Lewistown is a borough located on the Juniata River, 61 miles (98 km) northwest of Harrisburg in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in Leap years). ... 1825 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Fuzhou (Chinese: 福州; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Fu-chou; EFEO: Fou-Tcheou; SLC: Hùk-cieu; also seen as Foochow or Fuchow) is the provincial seat and the largest prefecture-level city of Fujian province, Peoples Republic of China. ... 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...

He was one of the founders of Wiley College, the first and oldest historically Black college west of the Mississippi River, located in Marshall, Texas. Wiley College was founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1873 and chartered by the Freedman's Aid Society of the M.E. Church in 1882 for the purpose of providing education to the "newly freed men" (following Emancipation and the American Civil War), preparing them for a new life. Wiley College is one of the first and oldest historically black college west of the Mississippi River and is located on the west side of Marshall, Texas. ... The Mississippi River, derived from the old Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning great river (gichi-ziibi big river at its headwaters), is the second-longest river in the United States; the longest is the Missouri River, which flows into the Mississippi. ... Marshall is a major city in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Texas. ... The Freedmans Aid Society was originally founded as the Fugitives Aid Society; to assist Fugitive slaves and to lobby and protest against slavery in the United States. ... The Methodist Episcopal Church, sometimes referred to as the M.E. Church, officially began at the Baltimore Christmas Conference in 1784. ... Look up emancipation in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties Killed in action: 110,000 Total dead: 360,000 Wounded: 275,200 Killed in action: 93,000 Total dead: 258...

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  • Famous Americans: Isaac William Wiley
  • Institutional Background of Wiley College

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