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Sigismund Stribling Ware diary

Sigismund Stribling Ware diary, 1893
Sigismund Stribling Ware diary
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Diary, 1893, of Sigismund Stribling Ware (1851-1934) of Caroline County, Virginia, detailing his ministry as rector of St. Peter's and Grace Episcopal Churches, the weather, and social life in Caroline County. He comments on births, illnesses, deaths, and weddings within his congregation and in the community, as well as the health and doings of his own family. Ware briefly notes major events outside the community. He highlights his trip to Chicago Illinois for the World's Fair, but says nothing about his stay in Chicago. Diary also includes a small almanac in front
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Sigismund Stribling Ware was born 3 February 1851 in Clarke County, Virginia, to Josiah William Ware (1802-1883) and Edmonia Jaquelin Smith Ware (1817-1900). Ware attended Auburn School in Clarke County and Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia. After completing his high school education, Ware went to Indianapolis, Indiana, and worked in a store for a while. He returned to Virginia to attended the Theological Seminary in Alexandria. Ware was ordained a deacon on 28 June 1878 and a priest on 27 June 1879. Ware's first parish was Antrim in Halifax County, Virginia (1878-1879); his second was Shelburne in Loudoun County, Virginia (1879-1888). On 15 October 1888, Ware became rector of St. Peter's Church and Grace Church in Port Royal, Caroline County, Virginia. He served fifteen years at Grace, resigning 26 June 1903; and thirty years at St. Peter's, resigning 15 October 1918. After retiring, Ware moved back to Clarke County, living with a sister. Upon her death, he moved to Fairfax County, Virginia, to live with his daughter and her husband. Ware married Elizabeth Montgomery Walker (1850-1914) on 31 December 1878, and they had three children, only one of whom survived to adulthood. Ware died in Fairfax County on 2 November 1934. He was buried in Grace Church yard in Clarke County.
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Sigismund Stribling Ware diary
  • The Library of Virginia
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St. Peter's Episcopal Church
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v. (244 p.)

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