Bessie Porter Head

HEAD, Bessie Porter (Elizabeth Ann Head). b. 1849/1850, exact date unknown; d. Wimbledon, Surrey, 28 June 1936. Born, probably in Belfast (though nothing is known of her life before 1897), the youngest daughter of Tobias Porter, a manager for a firm of flour millers. For some years, ca. 1897, she served as a missionary with the South Africa General Mission (now the Africa Evangelical Fellowship), working mostly at Port Elizabeth with some time at Cape Town. During her time in South Africa, she contributed articles to the Mission’s magazines on the deepening of spiritual life and the work of the Holy Spirit. On her return to Great Britain she became closely involved with the work of the...

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