Cheney, Charles Edward 1836-1916

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CHENEY, Charles Edward 1836-1916

PERSONAL: Born February 12, 1836, in Canandaigua, NY; died November 15, 1916, in Chicago, IL; son of Ephraim Warren and Altie (Chipman) Cheney; married Clara E. Griswold, April 25, 1860. Education: Hobart College, graduated, 1857; attended Virginia Theological Seminary, c. 1857.

CAREER: Assistant rector of Episcopal church in Rochester, NY, c. 1858-60; ordained Protestant Episcopal priest, 1860; Christ Episcopal Church, Chicago, IL, rector, 1860-1916; deposed from Protestant Episcopal ministry, c. 1870s; Reformed Episcopal Church, organizing member and consecrated missionary bishop of the Northwest, 1873, named bishop of Synod of Chicago, 1878. Also affiliated with Episcopal church in Havana, NY.


Sermons, Cushing, Thomas & Co. (Chicago, IL), 1880.

What Reformed Episcopalians Believe, Reformed Episcopal Publishing Society (Philadelphia, PA), 1888.

A King of France Unnamed in History, Chicago Literary Club (Chicago, IL), 1902.

The Second Norman Conquest of England, Chicago Literary Club (Chicago, IL), 1907.

A Belated Plantagenet, Chicago Literary Club (Chicago, IL), 1914.

A Neglected Power and Other Sermons, Fleming H. Revell (New York, NY), 1916.

Also author of "The Barefoot Maid at the Fountain Inn," Chicago Literary Club (Chicago, IL), 1912.



Price, Annie D., History of the Formation and Growth of the Reformed Episcopal Church, J. M. Armstrong (Philadelphia, PA), 1902.


Chicago Tribune, March 11, 1894; March 12, 1894.



Chicago Tribune, November 16, 1916.*