Topsy (died 1998) was an abused deaf mute Chinese Tartar girl who was adopted by British Missionary Mildred Cable, a Protestant Christian missionary in China, serving with the China Inland Mission, and her friends Evangeline (Eva) French and Francesca French, .." Her story is told in the book 'The Story of Topsy'She was named 'Little Lonely' by her abusive guardian, but the sisters called her 'Topsy'. The child could not hear or speak and was sold as a beggar. She was unable to defend herself against attacks from the neighbour's dogs.
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Alice Mildred Cable was born in Guildford. She was a British Protestant Christian missionary in China, serving with the China Inland Mission.
After the Missionaries brought her to England she took on the name of Eileen Guy. The French sisters left her their money when they died in 1960 (Eileen was thought to be about 45 at that time) and she lived in Rickmansworth until she died in 1998.
Gladys May Aylward was a British-born evangelical Christian missionary to China, whose story was told in the book The Small Woman, by Alan Burgess, published in 1957, and made into the film The Inn of the Sixth Happiness, starring Ingrid Bergman, in 1958. The film was produced by Twentieth Century Fox, and filmed entirely in North Wales and England.
Frances Xavier Cabrini, also called Mother Cabrini, was an Italian-American religious sister, who founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a Catholic religious institute that was a major support to the Italian immigrants to the United States. She was the first naturalized citizen of the United States to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church, on July 7, 1946.
Percy Cunningham Mather was a pioneer British Protestant Christian missionary to China, the second China Inland Mission missionary to Xinjiang.
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Evangeline Frances "Eva" French 馮貴珠 was a British Protestant Christian missionary in China. She served with the China Inland Mission (CIM).
Francesca Law French was a British Protestant Christian missionary in China. She served with the China Inland Mission.
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