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Transcribed biography of Arthur Worger-Slade

REV. ARTHUR WORGER-SLADE - The vicar of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church of Valparaiso was born November 4, 1876, at Dorking, Surrey, England, the son of the late Arthur Greenfield Worger-Slade, Esq. M. A., who was the son of the late Edwin Slade, Esq. M. A., and his wife, Sarah Rhymer. Arthur G. Worger-Slade was married to Mrs. Ellen King Worger, the daughter of the late Rev. Edmund Worger, vicar of St. Martin's at Dorking, Surrey, and his wife, Charlotte. Our subject was educated privately and at the high school of his native community, also at the City of London School in London, England, and the University of London, where he graduated in 1896. He took post-graduate work at the Royal University of Ireland, and studied theology at various institutions, including Lichfield Theological College. He engaged in missionary and secretarial work in London for a number of years, after which he came to Canada and took special work at Huron College. At that time he had charge of All Saints' Church in London, Canada, and St. Mary's, at Pelee Island, Canada. In 1906 he was ordained to the diaconate and priesthood by the bishop of Kansas, after which he returned to Canada. Rev. Arthur Worger-Slade was married to Elizabeth Lillian Innes, the daughter of the late James Innes, Esq., and Mrs. Kate Innes, of London, England, on November 12, 1906, at Toronto, Canada. To this union was born one son, Arthur Neville Innes. On the invitation of the bishop of Kansas he returned to the United States as rector of the Church of the Epiphany in Sedan, Kansas, and general missionary of the southern part of the diocese; he later went to St. John's Church, in Hiawatha, Kansas, as rector and general missionary of the northern part of the diocese. He afterwards served as rector of Grace Church, in Traverse City, Michigan, until 1917, when he became rector of St. Mark's Church at Waupaca, Wisconsin, until 1923. In that year he became rector of Trinity Church at Peru, Indiana, and served there until November, 1925, when he was appointed vicar of St. Andrew's Church at Valparaiso, Indiana. The degree of Doctor of Laws was conferred on him by the University of Minnesota in 1918, and in 1922 the University of Lanier in Atlanta, Georgia, gave him the degree of Doctor of Literature. He is a member of the following orders: Waupaca Lodge No. 123, F. and A. M.; Waupaca Chapter No. 39, R. A. M.; Valparaiso Commandery No. 28, Knights Templar; he is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of England, Officier de l'ordre Chevalaresque et Religieux de la Couronne díepines, and the Knightly and Religious Order of the Crown of Thorns.

Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
Page(s) in Source: 713-714

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