Ovid Davis

(1869-1911). Missionary to Guiana. A ministerial graduate from Emmanuel Missionary College, he began his service as a self-supporting missionary in Canada and Alaska. He pioneered the work among the Indians at Port Simpson, British Columbia, near the southern end of the Alaska panhandle, and on Dec. 11, 1903, established there the first Indian church in the province, and possibly in the Pacific Northwest. After working there for three or four years, and for a brief period in Washington and Michigan, he took charge of the Guiana Mission in 1906. He had established three stations among the Indians of the interior when he died of blackwater fever on a missionary trip to Mount Roraima. Because of his work among the Arecuna and Akawaio tribes, these Indians have been called “Davis” Indians ...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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