Rev Chauncey Bunce Brewster

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Rev Chauncey Bunce Brewster

  • Birth 5 Sep 1848 Windham, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 9 Apr 1941 Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
  • Burial New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
  • Plot Section: Highland Avenue, Plot: 14, Grave: 4 
  • Memorial ID 93455442

Right Rev. Dr. Chauncey Bunce Brewster, was the the fifth American Episcopal bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut.

Chauncey Bunce Brewster was educated at the Hopkins Grammar School and Yale College, where he was graduated in 1868, with honors, being class orator; was tutor at Yale in 1870, and was graduated from Berkeley Divinity School, Middletown, Conn., in 1872, in which year he was ordained deacon by Bishop Williams.

He served that year as assistant minister at Saint Andrew's Church, Meriden, Conn. ; advanced to the priesthood by Bishop Williams in 1873 ; was rector of Christ Church, Rye, N. Y., 1873-81; Christ Church, Detroit, Mich.,1882-85; Grace Church, Baltimore, 1885-88, and Grace Church, Brooklyn Heights, 1888-97.

He was consecrated bishop coadjutor of Connecticut, Oct. 28, 1897, and became the bishop of Connecticut, Feb. 7, 1899.

Bishop Brewster received the degree of D. D. from Trinity College, Yale and Wesleyan Universities. He is the author of three books: The Key of Life, Aspects of Revelation, and The Catholic Ideal of the Church.

He was an 8th generation Mayflower Descendant.



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  • Created by: Member#47194125
  • Added: 11 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93455442
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Chauncey Bunce Brewster (5 Sep 1848–9 Apr 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93455442, citing Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Member#47194125 (contributor 47194125) .