Myrtle Louise Aeschliman

Myrtle Louise Aeschliman

(1893 – 1988)

 

Myrtle (Mary) Louise Patterson was the daughter of George W. and Electa Ellen (Shaner) Patterson, born in Illinois in January 1893. Prior to 1921, Mrs. Patterson moved to Peking (Beijing) China where she taught school for American children. There she met and married Rev. Edward J. Aeschliman.

The Aeschliman’s remained in China until 1950 when they returned to the US due to the advance of communist forces.  After two years furlough in the US, they transferred to the Methodist Episcopal Church’s mission at Old Umtali (Old Mutare), Southern Rhodesia.  As of 1958, they were at Umtali (Mutare), where Mrs. Aeschliman was supervisor of the Methodist “junior church.”

She died October 1988 (age 95) and is buried in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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  • Mark Loomis

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Edward John Aeschliman

Edward John Aeschliman

(1893–1960)

 

Edward J. Aeschliman was born January 1893 in Rib Lake, Wisconsin to John and Martha (Luethy) Aeschliman. He was educated at Lawrence College, Appleton, Wisconsin, Rochester Theological Seminary and Garrett Biblical Institute, and ordained in 1915.  He spent two years as the assistant pastor of the Ashbury Methodist Church in Rochester, NY.  In 1919, Rev. Aeschliman went to China as a missionary stationed at Peking and later Tienstsin.  While in China, he met and married Myrle L. Patterson in 1921.

The Aeschliman’s left China in 1950 with the advance of communist forces.  After two years furlough in the US, he transferred to the Methodist Episcopal Church’s mission at Old Umtali (Old Mutare), Southern Rhodesia, serving as Director of the Theological Seminary.

Rev. Aeschliman died January 1960 in Southern Rhodesia at the age of 66.

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  • Mark Loomis

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Thomas Cook & Son

Thomas Cook & Son

Thomas Cook & Son, originally simply Thomas Cook, was a company founded by Thomas Cook, a cabinet-maker, in 1841 to carry temperance supporters by railway between the cities of Leicester, Nottingham, Derby and Birmingham.

In 1924, the company was renamed Thomas Cook & Son Ltd., after acquiring limited liability status. A new headquarters was opened in Berkeley Street, London in 1926. In 1928, the business was sold to the Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits et des Grandes Express Européens, operator of the Orient Express.

After the outbreak of World War II the Paris headquarters of the Wagons-Lits company was seized by the occupying forces, and the British assets taken over by the Custodian of Enemy Property. In 1942, Thomas Cook & Son Ltd. was sold to the proprietors of Hay’s Wharf, the four major British railway companies at this time, with the aim of preventing its bankruptcy. The company was nationalised along with the railways in 1948, becoming part of the British Transport Commission.

In the late 1950’s the company began to promote ‘foreign holidays’ by selling “inclusive tours” (package holidays) using scheduled airlines but refused to sell cheap package holidays which compromised on quality and service. As a result, the company began to lose market share, although its operating profits exceeded £1 million for the first time in 1965.

The company was denationalised in 1972, when it was acquired from the British Government by a consortium of Trust House Forte, Midland Bank and the Automobile Association. The company’s name was altered from Thomas Cook & Son, Ltd, to Thomas Cook Group Ltd in 1974. Midland Bank acquired sole control in 1977.

It was succeeded by Thomas Cook AG after being sold to a German company in 2001, but since 2007 the descendant company is Thomas Cook Group plc.

Branches

  • Bulawayo
  • Salisbury

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  • James Gavin

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Arthur Merlin Climenhaga

Arthur Merlin Climenhaga

(1916–2005)

Arthur Merlin Climenhaga was born to Rev. John and Emma (Smith) Climenhaga in February 1916. His grandfather was founder of Messiah College, Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor of Sacred Literature Beulah (later Upland) College 1936, his M.A. from Taylor University in 1938. In the same year he married Arlene Brubaker.

In 1944 he earned his Doctorate of Sacred Theology from Los Angeles Baptist Theological Seminary and in the following year he and his wife served as missionaries in the Rhodesias until 1960, where Rev. Climenhaga was Secretary of the Southern Rhodesia Missionary Conference, 1948-50, General Superintendent of Field Mission, and later Bishop of the Brethren in Christ in Northern and Southern Rhodesia.

Upon their return to the United States, Bishop Climenhaga held a number of posts, including President of Messiah College, Executive Director of the National Association of Evangelicals and Dean of the Western Evangelical Seminary, Portland, Oregon.

His first wife died 1968.  He married his second wife, Lona Sue Brubaker, in 1969. Bishop Climenhaga died April, 2005.

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  • Mark Loomis

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