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Clergyman

Robert Jefferson, Irish clergyman.

Background

Jefferson, Robert was born on July 11, 1881 in Newry, County Down, Ireland. Son of Robert Samuel and Amelia J. (Gardiner) Jefferson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Royal University of Ireland, 1906. Bachelor of Divinity, St. John’s College, Winnipeg, 1915, Doctor of Divinity, 1940, Trinity College, Toronto, 1940. Doctor of Civil Law, Bishop’s U., Lennoxville, Ontario, 1949.

Career

Assistant master Broadway National School, Belfast, Ireland, 1899-1902.

Principal teacher, St. Simon’s Church School, 1902-1906. Ordained to ministry of Church of England in Canada, 1907. Assistant All Saints Church, Edmonton, Alberta, 1907-1908.

Rector Christ Church, Edmonton, 1908-1914, Incumbent of Montague, Ontario, 1914. Rector Church of Ascension, Ottawa, 1914-1916. Canon, Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa, 1916-1924.

Rector St. Matthew’s Church, Ottawa, 1927-1939. Bishop of Ottawa since 1939.

Membership

Mason (32°).

Connections

Married Edith Strong, November 7, 1909 (died 1929).; married second, Helen M. Morris, August 25, 1930.

father:
Robert Samuel Jefferson

mother:
Amelia J. (Gardiner) Jefferson

spouse:
Edith Strong

spouse:
Helen M. Morris