William F. Faber (Episcopal bishop)
The Right Reverend
William F. Faber
|Bishop of Montana|
|Predecessor||Leigh Richmond Brewer|
|Successor||Herbert H. H. Fox|
|Born||February 27, 1860|
Buffalo, New York, United States
|Died||July 21, 1934 (aged 74)|
Glacier National Park, Montana, United States
|Spouse||Dorothea J. Kniest|
|Alma mater||Hobart College|
William Frederic Faber (27 February 1860 - 21 July 1934) was bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Montana from 1916 to 1934.
Early life and education
Faber was born at Buffalo, New York on February 27, 1860, the son of Theobald and Caroline W. Faber. He attended public schools in Buffalo and graduated from the University of Rochester in 1880. He attended Auburn Theological Seminary from 1880-1883. He graduated with a Masters of Arts from Hobart College in 1898 and gained a Doctorate of Divinity from the University of Rochester in 1905.
In 1883 Faber was ordained priest in the Presbyterian Church. He joined the Episcopal Church in 1892 serving his ordination as assistant of St Peter's Church in Geneva, New York. In 1893 he was appointed as rector of Grace Church in Lockport, New York. From 1905 till 1914 he served as rector of St John's Church in Detroit. 
In 1914, Faber was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Montana and succeeded as diocesan in 1916 after the death of Bishop Leigh Richmond Brewer.
On July 23, 1934 the body of Bishop Faber was discovered in Glacier National Park in Montana after he got lost. Bishop Faber had been missing since July 20. His body was discovered by Ranger Clyde Fauley. 
Faber married Dorothea J. Kniest of Buffalo on June 26, 1883. they had 2 children. Dorothea died in 1895.
- (1935). The Living Church Annual, p. 433. Morehouse-Gorham Company, Milwaukee.
- "William F. Faber papers, 1909-1931", Archivegrid. Retrieved on 25 September 2018.
- Minetor, R. (2016). Death in Glacier National Park: Stories of Accidents and Foolhardiness in the Crown of the Continent, pp. 162-164. Rowman & Littlefield, Guildford, CT. ISBN 1493025473.
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