November 27, 1844:  Henrietta Hall Shuck, the first Baptist American woman missionary to China, died at the age of 27 in Hong Kong.  She and her husband, John Lewis, sailed for China in 1835, when she was just 17 years old.  She started the first Christian school for Chinese children in China.  She encouraged girls to come to her school, in fact she allowed boys to come only if they brought a girl also.  ABHS has a biographical file on Henrietta as well as several magazine articles reporting on her activities.

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