Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana Archives

Rev. George Arthur Peters Jewell

The Rev. George Jewell was born in Gwennap, Cornwall, England, on 18 November 1885, the son of John and Eliza (Peters) Jewell. After coming to America, he served as a Methodist pastor at Mount Ayr and North Star, Indiana. He married Mable Love Zoborowski Burns on 19 March 1914 in Newton, Indiana. In 1920 he was still a Methodist in Johnson, Indiana. After becoming an Episcopalian, Bishop Gray sent him to the Calumet District to missionary work under the auspices of Christ Church, Gary. After his ordination as a deacon in 1930, he came to St. Andrew's Church in Kokomo, where he oversaw a number of improvements to the building, but the hope of constructing a new edifice proved too expensive at the time. Jewell, who was ordained a priest in 1931, also served as a missionary at Christ Church in Huntington and at St. Luke's Hartford City, before being called to Martins Ferry, Ohio, in 1939. He died at his home in Panama City, Florida, on 25 July 1959 and was buried in Sunset Memory Garden in Kokomo.