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Rev. William Rodgers Israel, D.D.

Rev. William Rodgers Israel, D.D.

Male 1854 - 1921  (66 years)

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  • Name William Rodgers Israel 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Suffix D.D. 
    Born 14 Sep 1854  Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Jan 1921 
    Buried Aft 11 Jan 1921  Erie Cemetery, Erie, Erie Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I562  Pennsylvania Davidsons
    Last Modified 13 Aug 2013 

    Family Sara Francis "Sallie" Graham,   b. 4 Oct 1856, Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1916, Canandaigua, Ontario Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F219  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Sep 1854 - Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 11 Jan 1921 - Erie Cemetery, Erie, Erie Co., PA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • SAR Application for Membership of Rev. Rogers Israel, 1894 - "Rev. Rogers Israel is an M.A., Dickinson College, PA. Was minister M.E.Church until 1885. Was then ... Deacon P.E. Ch & Priest 1886. Rector Christ Ch Meadville 1885-1893. Rector St. Luke's Ch. Lancaster, PA 1893. Deputy to the General Convention P. E.Church from the Diocese of Pittsburgh, 1892." His address was Scranton, PA, and his occupation was Clergyman, Prot. Epis. Church.

      1898 Protestant Episcopal Church Clerical Directory - Rogers Israel, Scranton, PA; birthplace, Baltimore, MD; became a deacon 1885.

      Obituary, Baltimore American (Baltimore, MD), January 12, 1921: "Bishop of Erie Dead. Right Rev. Rogers Israel of the Episcopal Church. Erie, Pa., Jan. 11--The Right Rev. Rogers Israel, bishop of the Episcopal diocese of Erie, died today, a victim of shingles, an affection of the nerve system, which had confined him to his residence for a month. His heart became affected several days ago and all hope was abandoned. Bishop Israel was the first head of the Episcopal diocese of Erie, being installed and ordained Nov. 16, 1910, the Erie diocese being formerly a part of the Pittsburgh district."

      Newspaper Article, Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), January 15, 1921: "Erie Bishop Is Buried. Rt. Rev. Rogers Israel Honored by World War Soldiers. (Special to the Plain Dealer). Erie, Pa., Jan. 14--Right Reverend Rogers Israel, Episcopal bishop of Erie who died early this week, was buried with military honors this afternoon after an impressive ceremony in the cathedral where his body had been lying in state. Bishop Israel, who served as a chaplain with the American expeditionary forces despite his age, he being 63 years old when he went to Europe, was the first head of the Erie post, Veterans of Foreign Wars. A company of his own and a company from the American Legion escorted the body from the church to the cemetery. Scores of bishops and other high church dignitaries attended the funeral."