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Perry in Wyoming County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Bishop William Burt

Bishop William Burt Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bruce Kelly, May 21, 2021
1. Bishop William Burt Marker
William Burt, an American pastor, missionary and Bishop was born in Cornwall, England on October 23, 1852. His family immigrated to the US where he received his education from Wesleyan University in Middleton, Connecticut in 1879 and the Drew Theological School in Madison, New Jersey in 1881. On May 20, 1904, Burt was elected a Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church and appointed Resident Bishop in Europe. He served extensively in that area, as well as being designated Episcopal Visitor to other areas including Africa and the Orient. He returned to the US in 1912 assuming Episcopal leadership of the Buffalo, New York area. He retired in 1924 and died in Clifton Springs. New York on April 9, 1936. He is buried in Lynn, Massachusetts.

In 1919 when the Silver Lake Institute was burdened with a huge debt, Bishop Burt was very helpful in raising money, including making a large personal contribution. He was assigned property lots, which were later sold, and he gave the money to the Institute. This money was used to improve the Auditorium Park, which was then renamed Bishop Burt Park.
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topic lists: Charity & Public WorkChurches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1919.
Location. 42° 41.98′ N, 78° 1.283′ W. Marker is in Perry, New York, in Wyoming County. Marker is at the intersection of Perry Avenue and Genesee Street, on the right when traveling north on Perry Avenue. Located in Bishop William Burt Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perry NY 14530, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Wesley (here, next to this marker); Auditorium / Amphitheater (here, next to this marker); Epworth Hall (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pioneer Cabin (approx. half a mile away); Silver Lake Mills of Perry (approx. 1.4 miles away); Andrus Mill Pond (approx. 1˝ miles away); Historic Water Trough (approx. 1.6 miles away); Richmond-Andrus Mill Site (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perry.
Bishop William Burt Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bruce Kelly, May 21, 2021
2. Bishop William Burt Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2021, by Bruce Kelly of Perry, New York. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2021, by Bruce Kelly of Perry, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 1, 2023