Page, Alice Thut (1872-1951) and William B. (1871-1945)

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William B. & Alice Thut Page.
Scan courtesy Mennonite Church USA Archives-Goshen HM 4-136, Box 1/24

Alice Thut and William B. Page were physician and missionaries to India. Born at Oakland Mills, Pennsylvania, 5 January 1871, William B. Page died at Goshen, Indiana, 14 June 1945. He was the son of Tobias and Anna Brubaker Page. He and Alice Thut (1872-1951) of New Stark, Ohio got married on 3 July 1895. Together they parented five children.

While William was a student at Chicago Medical School, he and Alice were among the founders of the Chicago Home Mission (Mennonite Church). After several years of medical practice they volunteered to accompany J. A. Ressler as missionaries to India in 1899. William Page and Ressler traveled throughout Central India before locating a field in the Chhattisgarh region of the Central Provinces (Madhya Pradesh). William Page was quickly involved in a medical ministry but due to ill health had to return to North America in 1900. He continued his medical practice in Middlebury and Goshen, Indiana, where he and his wife were founding members of Eighth Street Mennonite Church.


Lapp, John Allen. The Mennonite Church in India, 1897-1962, Studies in Anabaptist and Mennonite History, vol. 14. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1972: 37. 

Rich, Elaine Sommers. Mennonite Women: A Story of God's Faithfulness, 1683-1983. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1983: 132, 148, 227.

Warkentin, A. and Melvin Gingerich, compilers. Who's Who Among the Mennonites. North Newton, KS: Bethel College, 1943: 185.

Author(s) John A Lapp
Date Published 1987

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 5, p. 667. All rights reserved.

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