Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana Archives

Rev. Robert Carter Wall

The Rev. Robert C. Wall was born in Ireland, possibly Carlow, but the precise date and place of his birth are uncertain. His tombstone shows the year 1823, but subsequent census records suggests either 1832 or 1837. He married Elizabeth Anne Savage and served parishes in Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, and Michigan. Ordained to the priesthood in 1863, he was rector of St. James, Goshen, from 1867 to 1869. In 1874, he was the first rector of St. Philip's Church in Joplin, Missouri. In 1880, he was in Carthage, Missouri, and later was rector of Christ Church, Lima, Ohio. He returned to Indiana from Lima and served as rector of St. Paul's, Hammond, from 1888 to 1890. He served in a missionary capacity at Grace Church, Mount Clemens, Michigan, from 1891 to 1895, and rounded out his career with the Church of the Good Shepherd in Lexington, Sanilac County, Michigan, where he died on 28 November 1905. A Lexington history noted: "He was a forceful man, a man of very definite opinions. He firmly believed in the Bible and its teachings and attempted to bring knowledge of the Bible to every member of the parish."