History of the Church

Two Early Missionaries in Hawaii: Mercy Partridge Whitney and Edward Partridge Jr.
December 11, 2019
History of the Church
Two Early Missionaries in Hawaii: Mercy Partridge Whitney and Edward Partridge Jr.
Author BYU Studies Staff

The first missionaries to Hawaii arrived on December 12, 1850. Just a few years later, Edward Partridge Jr. (son of Edward Partridge, the first bishop) served a mission to Hawaii, and there he met his aunt Mercy Partridge Whitney, who was serving a lifelong mission in Hawaii for the Congregational Church. Read about their meeting and how they dealt with the religious division that tore their family apart.