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William Way, American clergyman.


Way, William was born on December 18, 1877 in Asheville, North Carolina, United States. Son of Charles Burr and Martha Julia (Howell) Way.


Asheville High school and Ravenscroft High School, Asheville. General Theological Seminary, 1901. Harvard Summer School of Theology, 1907, 09, 10.

Doctor of Divinity, University of South Carolina., 1922.


Deacon, 1901, priest, 1901, Episcopal Church. Assistant Grace Church, New York, 1901-1902. Rector Grace Church, Charleston, South Carolina., 1902-1946, emeritus.

Preacher Clemson College, 1907-1909, University of South Carolina., 1913, Converse College, 1914, University of North Carolina, and South Carolina. Military College, 1921. Preacher Duke U., 1937.

Trustee and member standing committee Diocese of South Carolina. Deputy to General Convention Trustee General Theological Seminary (New York City), St. Mary’s College President N.E. Society of Charleston (author of its history), South Carolina. History Society.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The Old Exchange and Custom House, 1921. History of Grace Church, Charleston, South Carolina. The Story of Two Portraits.History of the New England Society of Charleston, South Carolina.


Member American Peace Society (director), St. George’s Society of South Carolina., South Carolina. History Society (president). Club: Rotary International (district governor).


Married Marie Wagener, January 12, 1904.

Charles Burr Way

Martha Julia (Howell) Way

Marie Wagener