Delk, Edwin Heyl was born on August 15, 1859 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. Son of Edwin Holoman and Margaret (Esher) Delk.
Descendant Roger Delk, of Virginia, 1647. Master of Arts, Central High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1880. Doctor of Divinity, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1901.
Ordained Lutheran ministry, 1882. Pastor Schoharie, New York, 1882-1885, Hagerstown, Maryland., 1885-1902, St. Matthew’s Church, Philadelphia, 1902-1929. Lecturer on theology, Temple University President Philadelphia Federation of Churches, 1910-1914.