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Episcopal bishop

William Matthews Merrick Thomas, American bishop. Member standing committee of diocese and examining chaplain for same, 15 years.

Background

Thomas, William Matthews Merrick was born on May 3, 1878 in Mattapany, Maryland, United States. Son of Captain George (C.S.A.) and Ellen Ogle (Beall) T.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia, 1901. Graduate Virginia Theological Seminary, 1904, Bachelor of Divinity, 1911, Doctor of Divinity, 1925.

Career

Deacon, 1904, priest, 1905, Protestant Episcopal Church. Professor Theological School, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, 1905-1910. Rector Church of Our Savior, Rio Grande, 1907-1910.

Founder, 1912, and headmaster, 1912-1925, Southern Cross Church (for boys), Porto Alegre. Professor canon law liturgics and ethics, Porto Alegre Theological Seminary, 1921-1925, Bible in Portuguese, 1940-1941. Consecrated suffragan bishop of Southern Brazil, December 28, 1925.

Missionary bishop of Southern Brazil, 1928-1949.

Membership

Member standing committee of diocese and examining chaplain for same, 15 years.

Connections

Married Sara Elizabeth Cruikshank, October 25, 1904. Children: George Calvert (deceased), James Walter, Llewellyn Cruikshank.

father:
George Thomas

mother:
Ellen Ogle Beall

spouse:
Sara Elizabeth Cruikshank

child:
George Calvert THOMAS

child:
James Walter THOMAS

child:
Llewellyn Cruikshank THOMAS