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Rev Charles Wesley "Colonel" Shreiner
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Birth: Sep. 18, 1882
Mount Joy
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 28, 1964
West Chester
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA

The Rev. Charles W. Shreiner, D.D., a native of Mount Joy and well known as the founder and headmaster of the Church Farm School in Glenloch, Chester County, died Wednesday at the Chester County Hospital, West Chester.

The Rev. Dr. Shreiner, who was eighty-two, was graduated from the Yeates School of Lancaster and attended the U. S. Naval Academy. He graduated from the Philadelphia Divinity School in 1911.

He was minister in charge of the Episcopal Church of the Atonement, Philadelphia,from 1911 to 1912 and was rector of the church from 1912 until 1918 when he founded the Church Farm School.

Located six miles west of Paoli along Rt. 30, the school property at that time was a 125-acre dairy farm. Gradually over the years the Rev. Dr. Shreiner, with the aid
of friends, developed the present Church Farm School which spreads over 1,700 acres of Chester County farmland on both sides of the highway.

He was dean of the Convocation of Chester, Episcopal, Diocese of Pennsylvania,from 1929 to 1949; and held honorary degrees from the University of Pennsylvania,
Temple University and the Philadelphia Divinity School. In 1962 he received the first annual Owen J. Roberts Memorial Award for distinguished and outstanding
service to the church and community.

In addition to his wife, the former Mary Cardwell, surviving is a son and daughter,Mrs. Thomas D. Brown and Charles W. Shreiner Jr.; four grandchildren and a
brother, Walter J. Shreiner.

Published in the Lancaster New Era newspaper 10/30/1964
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Denney Cardwell Shreiner (1878 - 1974)
 
 Children:
  Charles Wesley Shreiner (1922 - 2004)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Chapel of the Atonement
Exton
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Nancy Caruthers Karns
Record added: Mar 22, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107080677
 


- Nancy Caruthers Karns
 Added: Mar. 22, 2013
 
 
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