Knowledge Identifier: +William_Scott_Ament
Born in 1851.
Countries: China (60%), Michigan (20%), United States (8%)
Linked to: Peking Missionary Association, Revere High School, Scripps College, Socialist Party of America
At the age of twelve, Will Ament became a member of the Congregational church at Owosso, Michigan, which had been organised on 18 January 1853
Due to Mary's continued illness, the Aments transferred to Beijing in 1880, where they served until late 1885
In August 1888, Ament and his family returned to Beijing to resume their missionary duties
In 1896, Ament presented a paper entitled "The Spiritual Needs of Native Christians", in which he decried mere numerical addition of church members, indicating that "The one thing to be arrived at is a spiritual Church in China
During summer 1897 he preached daily at the Owosso, Michigan Y.M.C.A.
On 4 September 1898, Ament left his wife and son, Willie, in Owosso, Michigan to care for his mother, and his deceased sister's daughter
By the end of 1900, Ament had been responsible for planting 17 of the 22 churches associated with the Peking branch of the China ABCFM mission
Mark Twain - In 1901 Twain criticized the actions of missionary Dr. William Scott Ament (18511909) because Ament and other missionaries had collected indemnities from Chinese subjects in the aftermath of the Boxer Uprising of 1900.