Edwin Gardner Weed

The Right Reverend

Edwin Gardner Weed

D.D., S.T.D.
Bishop of Florida
ChurchEpiscopal Church
ElectedApril 2, 1886
In office1886–1924
PredecessorJohn F. Young
SuccessorFrank Juhan
OrdinationAugust 29, 1871
by John W. Beckwith
ConsecrationAugust 11, 1886
by Charles Todd Quintard
Personal details
Born(1846-07-23)July 23, 1846
DiedJanuary 18, 1924(1924-01-18) (aged 77)
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
BuriedEvergreen Cemetery (Jacksonville, Florida)
ParentsHenry Davis Weed & Sarah Richards Dunning
SpouseJulia Anna McKinne Foster
SignatureEdwin Gardner Weed's signature

Edwin Gardner Weed (July 23, 1846 – January 18, 1924) was the third Bishop of Florida in The Episcopal Church from 1886 till 1924.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Weed was born on July 23, 1846, in Savannah, Georgia, the son of Henry Davis Weed and Sarah Richards Dunning. He was educated at the University of Georgia between 1862 and 1864. He also studied at the General Theological Seminary and graduated in 1870. He was awarded a Doctor of Sacred Theology by Racine College and a Doctor of Divinity from the University of the South. On April 23, 1874, he married Julia Anna McKinne Foster, the daughter of Representative Thomas Flournoy Foster.[2]

Ordained ministry[edit]

Weed was ordained deacon on August 24, 1870, and priest on August 29, 1871, on both occasions by Bishop John W. Beckwith of Georgia. He then served as rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Summerville, Georgia, the only parish where he served. He retained the post till his election as bishop in 1886.[3][4]


In 1886, Weed was elected as the third Bishop of Florida, and was consecrated on August 11, 1886, by Bishop Charles Todd Quintard of Tennessee.[5] He retained the post till his death in 1924.


  1. ^ Bessette, Leni; Stanton Warren, Louise (June 11, 2005). "FROM OUR PAST: Episcopal Bishop Weed was circuit rider too". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved January 13, 2015.
  2. ^ "Weed, Edwin Gardner". Who Was Who in America. 1: 1003. 1968.
  3. ^ White, J. T. (1899). "Weed, Edwin Gardner". The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: 74.
  4. ^ "The Rt Rev. Edwin Gardner Weed, D.D.". Semi-centennial of the Diocese of Florida, Held in Tallahassee, January 18 and 19, 1888: 3. 1889.
  5. ^ "The Rt Rev. Edwin Gardner Weed, D.D., S.T.D.". The Living Church Annual: 87. 1886.