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Clergyman

Walter Claiborne Whitaker, American clergyman.

Background

Whitaker, Walter Claiborne was born on January 28, 1867 in Lenoir, North Carolina, United States. Son of Lucius Fletcher and Rowena (Oates) Whitaker.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, 1884, A.M., 1891. (Doctor of Divinity, University of the South, 1909).

Career

Teacher, Barton Academy, Mobile, Alabama, 1884-1888. Minister at Auburn, Alabama, 1888. Rector Church of Holy Comforter, Montgomery, 1891, Christ Church, Tuscaloosa, 1893, St. Andrew’s, Jackson Mississippi, 1901, Trinity, Asheville, North Carolina, 1905-1907.

St. John’s Church, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1907-1930, Church of The Advent, Norfolk, Virginia, 1930-1933. Christ Church, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1933-1936. Later rector emeritus St. John’s Church, Knoxville.

Clerical deputy General Convention P.E. Church, from Alabama, 1895-1898 and 1901, from Tennessee, 1910-1928. Member standing committee, Diocese of Alabama, 1900. Manager Church Record from its founding, 1892.

Secretary Diocesan Board of Missions. Dean Jackson convocation. Member standing committee Diocese of Mississippi.

Manager Church News; examination chaplain, Diocese of Tennessee, 1911. Member court of review, Province of Sewanee, 1914-1920. Executive Committee Board of Mississippi, 1920.

Executive Council of Province of Sewanee, 1924. Dean of Knoxville Convocation, 1932. Dean of Tidewater Convocation, 1933.

Examining chaplain Diocese of Southern Virginia and Diocese of Kentucky Author: Dives and Lazarus, Six Studies, 1898. History of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Alabama, 1898. Richard Hooker Wilmer, 1907.

The Southern Highlands and Highlanders, 1915. Revelations of the Cross, 1923. Home: Knoxville, Tenn.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Dives and Lazarus, Six Studies, 1898. History of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Alabama, 1898. Richard Hooker Wilmer, 1907.The Southern Highlands and Highlanders, 1915. Revelations of the Cross, 1923.

Membership

Member standing committee, Diocese of Alabama, 1900. Member standing committee Diocese of Mississippi. Member court of review, Province of Sewanee, 1914-1920.

Connections

Married Isabel Preston Royall, March 30, 1891.; married second, Dorothy French, February 4, 1918. Children: Walter Claiborne, Arthur Preston, Dorothy Herbert, Hilary Royall.

father:
Lucius Fletcher Whitaker

mother:
Rowena (Oates) Whitaker

spouse:
Isabel Preston Royall

spouse:
Dorothy French

child:
Walter Claiborne Whitaker

child:
Arthur Preston Whitaker

child:
Dorothy Herbert Whitaker

child:
Hilary Royall Whitaker