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James Bowen Funsten, American bishop.

Background

Funsten, James Bowen was born on July 23, 1856 in Clarke Company, Virginia, United States. Son of Colonel Oliver Ridgeway and Mary (Bowen) Funsten.

Education

Graduate Virginia Military Institute, 1875. Bachelor of Laws, University of Virginia, 1878. Practiced law; graduate Virginia Theological Seminary, 1882.

(Doctor of Divinity, University of the South, 1902).

Career

Deacon, 1882, priest, 1883, Protestant Episcopal Church. Minister Bristol, Tennessee, 1882-1884. Rector, Christ Church, Richmond, Virginia, 1884-1890.

General missionary in Virginia, 1890-1892. Rector Portsmouth, Virginia, 1892-1899. Elected, 1898, consecrated, July 13, 1899, 1st missionary bishop of Boise.

Bishop in charge of Wyoming, 1907-1909. 1st bishop of Idaho, 1907. President St. Luke’s Hospital, 1900-1907, St. Margaret’s Hall.

Chaplain 2d Regiment Idaho National Guard, 5 years Home: Boise, Ida.

Connections

Married Ida Vivian Pratt, 1886.

father:
Colonel Oliver Ridgeway Funsten

mother:
Mary (Bowen) Funsten

spouse:
Ida Vivian Pratt