Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana Archives

Rev. Kenneth Owen Crosby

The Rev. Kenneth Owen Crosby was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on 25 May 1886, the son of Albert Fitch and Minnie Adele (Owen) Crosby. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 1908 and was ordained tot he priesthood in 1911. His first assignment was as an assistant at the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in Chicago, during with time he was involved with the Chicago Homes for Boys. In 1916, he married Mary Helen Staley. He served a s a professor and chaplain of St. Stephen's College from 1916 to 1934, during which time he received a Th.D. from Northwestern University. He served briefly at St. Mark's, Howe, and at Howe Military Academy from 1934 to 1935. When he left he became an assistant priest at the Cathedral Shelter and City Mission in Chicago from 1935 to 1945. Leaving Chicago for his health, he moved to Wisconsin and became vicar of St. Katherine's Church in Owen from 1945 to his death. He died in Owen on 6 October 1953 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Withee, Wisconsin.