Frank T. Meacham

Frank T. Meacham



Rev. Meacham was born in Clay, Iowa in March 1890.  He attended Grinnell College, Iowa, graduating 1913, followed by studies at the Chicago Theological Seminary.  He graduated 1917, was ordained, and married first Helen Jane Cowden August 1917.  She died November 1918.  He married second Doris Van der Pyl January 1920 at Oberlin, Ohio. She graduated from Wellesley College 1915.

Rev. Meacham received an appointment with the American Board Mission in March 1920 and the couple sailed for Southern Rhodesia. Rev. Meacham served initially as pastor of the Chikore Mission church and responsible for “evangelistic work in the out stations.”

They were later at Mt. Silinda Mission and, as of 1940, he was in charge of the Mt. Silinda Institute.  After retiring, the Meachams continued to live in Southern Rhodesia.  Rev. Meacham died in Umtali (Mutare) Southern Rhodesia January 1960.  He is buried at Mt. Silinda Mission.


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