Ernest Milmore Stires was the third bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island in the U.S. Episcopal Church in the United States of America, He served from 1925 to 1942.
Stires, Ernest Milmore was born on May 20, 1866 in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. Son of Van Rensselaer W. and Lettie M. (Milmore) Stires.
Bachelor of Letters Virginia, 1888. Episcopal Theological Seminary Virginia, 1889-1891. Doctor of Divinity, Trinity, 1901.
Doctor of Humane Letters, Kenyon College, 1903. Doctor of Laws, New York University, 1926. Doctor of Civil Law, King’s College, Canada.
S.T.D., Columbia 1926.
Deacon, 1891, priest, 1892, Protestant Episcopal Church. Rector West Point, Virginia, 1891-1892, Church of the Good Shepherd, Augusta, Georgia, 1893, Grace Church, Chicago, 1893-1901, St. Thomas’ Church, New York City, 1901-1925. President House of Deputies, general convention, October 1925.
Consecrated bishop Long Island, November 24, 1925. Retired, February 9, 1942. Chaplain, Richmond Hussars, Augusta, Georgia, 1893, Naval Reserves, Chicago, 1897, 1st Illinois Cavalry, 1901.
He was a graduate of the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, Virginia Theological Seminary, and the University of Virginia where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi and the Virginia Glee Club.
Married Sarah McK. Hardwick, January 11, 1894. Children: Ernest, Hardwick, Arthur McK., Milmore.