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William Seaman Sayres

Clergyman

William Seaman Sayres, American clergyman. member Ch.

Background

Sayres, William Seaman was born on October 16, 1851 in Jamaica, New York, United States. Son of Gilbert and Anna Leah (Seaman) Sayres.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth, 1876. Studied theology, Berkeley Division School, 1876-1878. Doctor of Divinity, Dartmouth, 1904.

Career

Deacon, 1878, and priest, 1879, Protestant Episcopal Church. One of founders, 1879, and professor mathematics, St. John’s Missionary College, Shanghai, 1879-1880, 1882-1885. Secretary Standing Committee American Episcopal Jurisdiction of China, 1882-1884.

Engaged in educational and evangelistic work. Wuchang and Hankow, 1880-1882. Rector New Lenox, Joliet, Morris, Illinois, 1886-1888.

Montevideo, Minnesota, 1888-1890, Broken Bow, Nebraska, 1890-1893, Detroit, 1893-1899. Secretary Detroit S.S. Institute, 1895-1899. Examining chaplain to bishop of Michigan.

General missionary and arch deacon, Diocese of Michigan, since 1899. Founder and member Church Unity Society, Philadelphia Founded and edited The Platte (Nebraska) Missionary, 1891-1893. Contributor of church literature to newspapers and writer of tracts.

Author: Forty Days; Things New and Old (reprints from Detroit Free Press). Regular contributor to Detroit Sunday Free Press. Address: Detroit, Mich.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Forty Days

Membership

Member Ch.

Connections

Married Anna Stevens, April.; married second, Mistress.

father:
Gilbert Sayres

mother:
Anna Leah (Seaman) Sayres

spouse:
Anna Stevens

spouse:
Mistress