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Bishop Evans Tyree, Sr.

Bishop Evans Tyree, Sr.

Male 1854 - 1920


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Obituary: Evans Tyree Sr.

From the Chicago Defender, 27 Nov 1920.

Clergymen Pay Last Tribute to Bishop Tyree

Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 26 -- The funeral of Bishop Evans Tyree was held here last week. The great esteem in which the bishop was held was testified to by the attendance of bishops and other prominent clergymen who came to the city to pay their last respects to the deceased. Bishop Tyree had been ill for several months.

He was elevated to the bishopric in 1900 and had charge of the work of the A.M.E. church in the first Episcopal district for the eight years previous to last May. He was then assigned to Louisiana and Oklahoma. Bishop Tyree joined the A.M.E. church in 1866 and three years later was licensed to preach. He was ordained an elder in 1876 and while pastoring in this city completed the collegate course at the Old Central Tennessee College and the medical course at Meharry. He was 66 years old.

Chicago Defender, 27 Nov 1920

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