William Whiting Borden

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William Borden.

William Whiting Borden (November 1, 1887 – April 9, 1913), Christian missionary to Egypt with Samuel Zwemer was the heir to the Borden, Inc. family fortune and graduate of Yale University in 1909 and of Princeton Theological Seminary. Borden was converted to Christianity under the ministry of Dwight L. Moody. He later decided to become a missionary to the Muslims of China, but died in Egypt during his training there at the age of 25. Zwemer conducted his funeral. He is buried in the American Cemetery in Cairo.[1]



The Borden Memorial Hospital in China Lanzhou, China was named after him.


External links


  • Campbell, Charles Soutter, William Whiting Borden: A Short Life Complete In Christ, 1909
  • Borden of Yale '09: "The Life that Counts", Mrs. Howard Taylor; China Inland Mission, 1913
  • Erdman, C. R. (Charles Rosenbury), An ideal missionary volunteer : a sketch of the life and character of William Whiting Borden, London: South Africa General Mission, (c.1913?)
  • Hudson Taylor & China’s Open Century Volume Seven: It Is Not Death To Die; Alfred James Broomhall; Hodder and Stoughton and Overseas Missionary Fellowship, 1989



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