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M. Edward Fawcett

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The Right Reverend

M. Edward Fawcett

S.T.D., Ph.D.
Bishop of Quincy
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ChurchEpiscopal Church
ElectedMay 20, 1903
In office1904–1935
PredecessorFrederick W. Taylor
SuccessorWilliam Leopold Essex
OrdinationDecember 15, 1897
by William Edward McLaren
ConsecrationJanuary 20, 1904
by Daniel S. Tuttle
Personal details
Born(1865-11-01)November 1, 1865
DiedSeptember 17, 1935(1935-09-17) (aged 69)
Quincy, Illinois, United States
BuriedGraceland Cemetery
ParentsWilliam Fawcett & Sarah Houghton
SpouseEsther Luvina Faul
Alma materUpper Iowa University

M. Edward Fawcett (November 1, 1865 – September 17, 1935) was an American prelate who served as the third Bishop of Quincy in the Episcopal Church.

Early life and education

Fawcett was born on November 1, 1865, in New Hartford, Iowa, the son of William Fawcett and Sarah Houghton. He studied at the Upper Iowa University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1886, a Master of Arts in 1889, and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1893. He studied theology at the Garrett–Evangelical Theological Seminary, and earned a Doctor of Sacred Theology from Nashotah House in 1904. He married Esther L. Faul of Chicago, on November 3, 1887, and together had 2 daughters and one son, two of whom died young.[1]

Ordained Ministry

Fawcett was ordained deacon on May 20, 1897, and priest on December 15 of the same year, both by Bishop William Edward McLaren of Chicago.[2] He then became rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Elgin, Illinois. In 1901 he transferred to St Bartholomew's Church in Chicago, where he remained till 1904.[3]


On May 20, 1903, Fawcett was elected as the third Bishop of Quincy on the thirteenth ballot. He was consecrated on January 20, 1904, by Presiding Bishop Daniel S. Tuttle. He died in office on September 17, 1935.[4]


  1. ^ Collins, William Herzog & Perry, Cicero F. (1905). "M. EDWARD FAWCETT". Past and Present of the City of Quincy and Adams County, Illinois: 476.((cite journal)): CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "FAWCETT , Rt . Rev . M . Edward". Stowe's Clerical Directory of the American Church: 95. 1930.
  3. ^ Herringshaw, T. W. (1909). "Fawcett , M . Edward". Herringshaw's National Library of American Biography: 427.
  4. ^ "FAWCETT, M. Edward". Who Was Who in America. 1: 388. 1968.
  • The Living Church, September 28, 1935, pp. 299–300.

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