Victor Whitechurch

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Victor Lorenzo Whitechurch was born in Norham, England, on March 12, 1868. His parents were William Frederick Whitechurch and Matilda Cornwall Whitechurch. As a youth, he attended Chichester Grammar School in Sussex, England, and received his licentiate of theology from Chichester Theological College, an affiliate of Durham University. In October, 1896, he was married to Florence Partridge. They had one daughter.

Whitechurch spent most of his life in rural England, primarily in towns and villages to the west and northwest of London in the counties of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. As an Anglican churchman, he served with varying church titles, first as curate (parson), then as senior curate, vicar, dean, and rector, in various country parishes. Late in his life, he was named Honorary Canon of Christ Church, Oxford. His home was Stone Vicarage, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England. Whitechurch died May 25, 1933.