|Birth: ||Oct. 25, 1896|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Aug. 27, 1979|
The Right Reverend Wallace Edmonds Conkling was the seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago and served from 1941 to 1953.
The Georgia granite Alleluia Cross and Outdoor Altar are located 65 feet east of the eastern wall of the church on the west side of the parking lot overlooking the cemetery and Dixie Highway below and the Indian River to the east. They were given by the Rt. Rev. Wallace E. Conkling, (1896-1979), retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, in memory of his wife, Constance Lillian (Sowby) Conkling, who died on March 9, 1969, and whose ashes were interred beneath the altar.
The east side of the cross is inscribed vertically "ALLELUIA", while the west side is inscribed "JESU MERCI." Bishop Conkling was bishop in residence at All Saints' for many years and after he died on August 27, 1979, his ashes were also interred under the outdoor altar. The base of the cross is inscribed on the west side: "Wallace Edmonds Conkling / The Bishop of Chicago / 1941-53 / August 27, 1979 / Constance Sowby Conkling / his wife / March 9, 1969."
Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. Hebrews 7:17.
Constance Lillian Sowby Conkling (1898 - 1969)
All Saints Cemetery
Plot: Alleluia Cross and Outdoor Altar
Created by: Martin Weybright
Record added: Dec 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45789454