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GILBERT, Mahlon Norris, P. E. bishop, born in Morris, New York, 23 March, 1848. His early education and training were obtained at Fairfield seminary, New York he entered Hobart College in 1866, but, owing to pulmonary troubles, was compelled to leave before the end of the course, He spent two years in Florida for the benefit of his health, after which he took charge of the School of the Good Shepherd, at Ogden, Utah. He entered Seabury divinity-school, Faribault, Minnesota, in 1872, was graduated in 1875, and was ordained deacon by Bishop Whipple. Shortly afterward he went to Montana and took charge of a large mission field at Deer Lodge, in the western part of the territory. He was ordained priest by Bishop Tuttle in October, 1875, and continued his labors, partly at Deer Lodge and partly at Helena, for five or six years, meeting with abundant success. In January, 1881, he was called to the rectorship of Christ Church, St. Paul, Minnesota, and also established missions at White Bear, Fort Snelling, Merriam Park, and Randolph Street. He has received the degree of D.D. from Seabury divinity-school and also from Racine College. Dr. Gilbert has been actively engaged in diocesan work, was a deputy to the general convention of 1886, and was elected assistant bishop of Minnesota in the same year. He was consecrated on 17 October, 1886.
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