Sidney Catlin Partridge

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Sidney Catlin Partridge
Born Sidney Catlin Partridge
(1857-09-01)September 1, 1857
New York City, New York
United States
Died June 22, 1930(1930-06-22) (aged 72)
Kansas City, Missouri
United States
Nationality American
Education Berkeley Divinity School
Yale Divinity School
Yale University
Occupation First Bishop of Kyoto (1900–1911)
Second Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri (1911–1930)
Employer Anglican Church in Japan
The Episcopal Church
Spouse(s) Charlotte Irene Partridge (1884 - 1886, her death)
Agnes Laura Louise Partridge (1901 - 1930)
Children Helen Louise Chapin
Amalia Ortwed Lucy Lymon
Honors Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog

Sidney Catlin Partridge (September 1, 1857 – June 22, 1930) was the first Bishop of Kyoto (1900–1911) and the second Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri (1911–1930).

He was born in New York City. He graduated from Yale in 1880, where he served on the eighth editorial board of The Yale Record[1] and was a member of Skull and Bones.[2]:80

After completing his graduate studies at Berkeley Divinity School in 1884, John Williams, Bishop of Connecticut, ordained him to the diaconate on June 4, 1884. He then worked as a missionary in China under Bishop William Jones Boone, Jr..

He was consecrated first Bishop of Kyoto on February 2, 1900 in Trinity Cathedral, Tokyo. Other bishops in attendance included

He was decorated as a Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog following his marriage to the daughter of the Danish consul general at San Francisco on November 27, 1901.

He was a bishop associate of the American Branch of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament.

On June 12, 1928, Rev. Partridge offered the invocation at the opening of the 1928 Republican National Convention in Kansas City.[3]

He died in Kansas City, Missouri.


  1. ^ "Record Editors". The Yale Banner. New Haven: Thomas Penney and G. D. Pettee. 1877. p. 182.
  2. ^ "Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale University Deceased during the Year 1929-1930" (PDF). Yale University. December 1, 1930. Retrieved April 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ Official Report of the Proceedings of the Nineteenth Republican National Convention (1928), pp. 7-8