EELLS, MYRON: Congregationalist; b. at Walker's Prairie, Wash., Oct. 7, 1843; d. near Union City, Wash., Jan. 4, 1907. He was graduated at Pacific University, Forest Grove, Ore., in 1866, and Hartford Theological Seminary in 1871. He was pastor of the Congregational Church at Boise City, Ida., 1872-74, and after 1874 was a missionary of the American Missionary Association among the Indians at Skokomish, Wash. He was pastor of the Congregational Church at Skokomish, after 1876, and supplied several churches of his denomination in Washington. He was president of the Idaho Bible Society 1872-74, clerk of the Congregational Association of Oregon and Washington 1874-85, and superintendent of the Washington ethnological exhibit at the World's Fair, Chicago, in 1893. In theology he was a Congregationalist of the earlier school. He furnished collections of words, phrases, and sentences to the Smithsonian Institution in Chemakum (1878), Clallam (1878), Twana (1878), Skwaksin (1878), Lower Chehali (1882), Upper Chehali (1885), and Chinook Jargon (1888), and wrote Twana Indians of Washington Territory, in United States Geographical and Geological Survey (Washington, 1877); Hymns in Chinook Jargon Language (Portland, Ore., 1878); History of the Congregational Association of Oregon and Washington (1881); History of Indian Missions on the Pacific Coast (Philadelphia, 1882); Ten Years at Skokomish (Boston, 1886); Twana, Clallam, and Chemakum Indians of the State of Washington (Washington, 1887); Father Eells (Boston, 1894); and Reply to Prof. E. G. Bourne on the Whitman Question (Walla Walla, Wash., 1902).